Mixing Chamber Type Patents (Class 366/130)
  • Patent number: 10609899
    Abstract: An animal feeding device including a hopper, a feeding base, and a baffle plate with an upwardly facing surface having an opening therein, an upwardly extending wall, and at least one projection extending in a direction opposite the upwardly extending wall. The baffle plate is included in an animal feeding device to enable food to pass through the opening, and support at least a portion of food in the animal feeder on the upwardly facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: David Veness
  • Patent number: 10588463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing container, which includes an internally cylindrical container (1) with a lid element (2) that is closeable at the top, and an internally axially movably arranged mixing element (3). In that regard, the invention is characterized in that the mixing element (3) includes at least two snail-shaped spiral parts (4, 5) with at least one screw-shaped spiral part (6) arranged axially therebetween, which consists of at least one one-piece wire coil (20), and, by its snail-shaped (4, 5) and/or screw-shaped spiral parts (6), is adapted externally to the inner diameter of the container (1) while maintaining a small sliding gap (7), wherein the mixing element (3) comprises an axial length of at least ¼ to at most ? of the container interior space (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Florian Enghard
  • Patent number: 10327530
    Abstract: A multi-phase cosmetic composition mixing pack for mixing immiscible components of a multi-phase cosmetic composition such that they are temporarily miscible includes a container for holding the multi-phase cosmetic composition that has a first open end and a container longitudinal axis, and a mixing element disposed within the container and configured to be actuated for mixing immiscible components of the multi-phase cosmetic composition such that they are temporarily miscible, wherein the mixing element is limited to movement substantially along the container longitudinal axis when actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Christopher Tarling, Laurisa London
  • Patent number: 10299633
    Abstract: A manual frothing device to be secured inside a liquid container partially filled in by a liquid to be frothed is disclosed. The frothing device comprises an elongated hollow member having a hollow top end; a convex shaped bottom end extending outwardly and comprising a plurality of cavities sized and shaped for retaining particles of a given size and side walls having openings of a size greater than the particles of a given size and wherein froth is generated by shaking the liquid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DAVIDsTEA INC.
    Inventor: David Shaw
  • Patent number: 10292749
    Abstract: A cartridge for mixing and injecting bone cement includes a body including a cylindrical member, a first coupler and a second coupler at a first open end and a second open end of the cylindrical member, respectively, a first opening/closing member detachably coupled with the first coupler, a second opening/closing member detachably coupled with the second coupler, and a mixing ball in an internal space of the body. A bone cement mixing and transferring system includes the cartridge having powder and liquid components of bone cement inserted and mixing the powder and liquid components, an injection tube coupled with the cartridge after removing the first opening/closing member from the cartridge, and a cement gun mounted to a rear side of the second opening/closing member, the cement gun applying pressure for injecting bone cement mixed in the cartridge into an area to be treated via the injection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INJECTA INC.
    Inventor: Jae Bum Shim
  • Patent number: 10264924
    Abstract: A portable fluid mixing vessel for containing fluid. The vessel interior includes a mixing component designed for effecting mixing of a fluid with a powdered substance. The spring loaded component is releaseably attached to the bottom of the vessel interior, and is configured to gently break apart clumps of the powder allowing the powder to go into solution without over-mixing. A turbine is attached to the spring portion, the turbine having angled blades to induce a gentle stirring motion in response to vertical reciprocation of the turbine. The gentle breakdown of the powder creates a mixture which has a texture like that of a stirred mixture, as opposed to a pureed or blended mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Todd Anthony Bolling
  • Patent number: 10220359
    Abstract: A spray can mixer system includes a spray can mixer assembly having a drive shaft, a sleeve having an inner volume, a base, and a securer. The sleeve is configured to receive an aerosol can. The securer is located at an open end of the sleeve and is configured to secure the aerosol can within the inner volume of the sleeve. The drive shaft is mounted to the base and is configured to be received by a drill to permit rotating and mixing contents of the aerosol can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Richard James Greene, Tyson Marquad Dagenais
  • Patent number: 10059479
    Abstract: A vacuum cementing system has at least one cement powder cartridge and a container-opening system. The container-opening system has at least one container for at least one liquid and/or at least one powder, an opening device, and an outlet opening for applying a negative pressure. When a negative pressure is being applied, the opening device is mobile relative to at least a part of the at least one container. The vacuum cementing system has a means for connecting the cement powder cartridge to the at least one container and utilizes necessary vacuum for automatically opening the at least one container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Buechner, Tim Schnieber
  • Patent number: 9987601
    Abstract: A device aerates a drinkable liquid inside a handheld container. An aerator is detachably mounted on the container in a mounted position. The aerator has an aerator portion that extends into the liquid and that is held adjacent an interior surface of a side wall of the container in the mounted position. The aerator portion has a multitude of turbulence-inducing agitating elements, such as pores, through which the liquid in the container flows to, and impacts against, the interior surface of the side wall of the container, and mixes with ambient air in the container, when the container is manually swirled to aerate the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Shu-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 9775454
    Abstract: A baby bottle blender includes a baby bottle having a top collar with external threads and a bottom collar with external threads. A nipple has an anti-colic air vent. The nipple cap is internally threaded to be removable threaded onto the top collar of the baby bottle and holds the nipple extending through a central aperture of the nipple cap onto the top collar. A top cover snaps over the nipple cap and covers the nipple. An agitating unit is centrally retained within a bottom attaching cap of the baby bottle. Next, a base member has a top recess to engage with the agitating unit in the bottom attaching cap on the baby bottle. An electrical mechanism in the base member is for operating the agitating unit, so that the agitating unit will mix formula within a liquid placed through the top collar of the baby bottle in approximately seven (7) seconds to thoroughly blend the formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Osmay Gonzalez, Omar Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9723956
    Abstract: An arrangement for shaking drinks includes a shaking container and a device placed in a drink in the container. The device texturizes and aerates the drink when the container is shaken. The device has a three-dimensional body constituted of a food-grade, thermally insulating, elastomeric material and is re-usable. The body has a density of about 916 grams per liter, and is dimensioned to almost fully occlude the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Booker & Dax, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Arnold, III
  • Patent number: 9693892
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for producing saline slush for surgical applications. Producing surgical saline slush in a slush bottle that is a rigid or semi-rigid, high integrity, sturdy container that resists punctures and leaks to better maintain a sterile barrier and does not rely on having an external object placed in the fluid to mix the slush. Slush is agitated within the slush bottle. Slush bottle features are discussed which agitate and condition slush for use in medical procedures. The slush bottle may be rotated using a pair of rollers. A slush station may have one or more compartments for the production of slush and a basin shell for maintaining slush as slush in a basin. Specialized techniques for a vertical slush bottle are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Kammer, Kevin Joseph Rackers, Benjamin A. Perrot
  • Patent number: 9540753
    Abstract: A wash-assisting brush device including a first wash-assisting body having a curved outer surface and a second wash-assisting body having a curved outer surface, the second wash-assisting body coupled to the first wash-assisting body. The first and second wash-assisting bodies together define an internal washing cavity sized and shaped to hold an article of clothing. The wash-assisting brush device also includes a plurality of bristles projecting outwardly from the outer surface of the first and second wash-assisting bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: John Rivera
  • Patent number: 9366617
    Abstract: A low cost, self-stirring container is disclosed. In embodiments of this disclosure, the container has one or more protuberances extending from a bottom, a top, a sidewall, and/or an end cap of the container. In use, the one or more protuberances cause a liquid or mixture of liquids within the container to be stirred when the container is rotated about a longitudinal axis (e.g., central axis) of the container. In some embodiments, a rotary actuator (e.g., motor or servo) is coupled with the container or coupled to a holder securing the container. The rotary actuator repeatedly rotates the container N degrees in a first direction and M degrees in a second (e.g., opposite) direction, thereby imparting an oscillatory motion that causes the liquid or liquids within the container (and any particles contained therein) to be continually disrupted and mixed or stirred within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: David E. Doggett
  • Patent number: 9248423
    Abstract: A device for mixing having a housing with at least one wall and a closed bottom, a lid structured to be removably attached to the housing, and a mixing element mounted on one of the housing and the top, the mixing element having a first end mounted on at least one of the housing and the top and a second end that is coupled to the first end. The housing includes a storage component that is configured to be removably attached to the closed bottom of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Platinum Products, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Cerasani
  • Patent number: 9247979
    Abstract: A device to prepare and administer a two-component mixture, including a first chamber in which a container is housed that is hermetically closed for a liquid component, a second chamber containing a powdered component, an opening of the container of the liquid component, a mixing member placed in the second chamber for preparing the mixture and a piston able to move in the second chamber to dispense the mixture. The mixing member includes a stem, passing through an opening for dispensing the mixture in the second chamber, having an outer end equipped with a handle and an inner end provided with a mixing blade connected to the inner end with a releasable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: TECRES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Faccioli, Renzo Soffiatti
  • Patent number: 9215953
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing drinks utilizing a mason jar, combining the jar and collar with a separate annular gasket, filtering lid, and sealing cap. The annular gasket and filtering lid are sealed to the jar by attaching the collar to the jar. A flange from the filtering lid sits atop the annular gasket, while a lip from the collar presses down on the flange as the collar is tightened. The collar is secured to the jar by matching threading on the jar and collar. The filtering lid has filtering holes that allow a drink inside the jar to be filtered while being poured. A sealing cap can be attached to a spout of the filtering lid by means of an interference fit. The sealing cap allows the mixing apparatus to be used to mix and shake a contained drink. The shaker is useful for creating cocktails, infusions, and similar drinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Christopher Prum, Joshua Kauffman Williams
  • Patent number: 9205442
    Abstract: A portable, manually operable, trigger-activated pump spray applicator can be used to apply paints and coating fluids in commercial and military end use applications, especially chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) fluids. The applicator includes an impermeable, preferably rigid-walled, container capped by a manually operable spray pump with a single fluid nozzle. The assembly has capability of producing an atomized spray of viscous coating fluids. The applicator includes internal agitators suitable to redisperse solid components of the coating fluid that settle after long-term storage. The agitators include a plurality of small, heavy spheres and a single large, heavy, striker. The inside bottom wall and side wall meet with a concave radius of curvature that matches the radius of the small spheres. The striker has a characteristic dimension of about 10-500% greater than the diameter of the small spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: MILSPRAY LLC
    Inventor: Matthew L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9186635
    Abstract: The application relates to a vacuum mixing device (1) for bone cement, where the monomer is pressed into a mixing container (2) due to the surrounding vacuum and a gas volume present in the monomer container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Bielenstein, Christoph Sattig, Stefan Deusser, Volker Stirnal
  • Patent number: 9132573
    Abstract: A device stores and mixes a liquid and a solid component, in particular, the device mixes and stores a monomer liquid and a powder for producing bone cement. The device contains two chambers of which the first chamber contains the solid component and is separated from a second chamber that contains the liquid component by means of a separation that can be opened. A mixing facility that can be driven by means of a pressure difference is arranged in the first chamber. In the present storage and mixing system, a vacuum that is available in the operating theatre is used to mix a monomer liquid and a bone cement powder in a vacuum and to operate a mixing facility simultaneously. Moreover, the vacuum can also be used to open a separation between monomer liquid and mixing space and to transfer the monomer liquid into the mixing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Tim Schnieber
  • Publication number: 20150131402
    Abstract: A beverage shaker for mixing ingredients, cooling the beverage, and, shaving ice and simultaneously producing shavings of flavoring ingredients and/or ice to enhance the flavor, appearance, and refreshment of the desired beverage. The beverage shaker has a tumbler, a top or cap, and a shaving tool incorporated within one of the tumbler or top of the beverage shaker. The shaving tool typically has circumferential ridges, spiral threads, or other protrusions and a pointed end to bruise any fruit added to the beverage being mixed and to create shavings from included flavor ingredients and ice. The shaving tool may be removably disposed in either the tumbler or the top. The shaving tool may have a liquid-filled hollow portion. More than one shaving tool may be commonly connected to the tumbler or top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Zachary L. Stinson
  • Patent number: 9016925
    Abstract: Mixer for biphasic compounds, including a chamber for containing a solid phase and a cartridge containing a phial of a liquid phase, said chamber and said cartridge being able to communicate through respective channels, wherein said cartridge includes an external casing made in a deformable material and said phial is of the breakable type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tecres S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Faccioli, Renzo Soffiatti
  • Publication number: 20150109876
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus is for selective mixing of contents. The mixing apparatus has a body that defines an interior space. The body further has an aperture for permitting access to the interior space. The body has at least a portion that is collapsible and configured to be gripped and repositioned by a user to collapse a part of the body into the interior space to alter at least one of: the volume of the interior space; and the shape of the interior space. The mixing apparatus further has at least one mixing member located within the interior space that is configured and located so that the contents is forced against the at least one mixing member when the collapsible portion is gripped and repositioned by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jesica Temple
  • Patent number: 8950929
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing a liquid from a sealed container directly into a closed chamber comprises a container containing a liquid component of bone cement and plugged with a plug, and a closed chamber comprising a receiving port for receiving the sealed container, wherein the receiving port is configured to receive the liquid component in direct response to manual insertion of the sealed container through the receiving port using an open loop system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar
  • Publication number: 20150037481
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for mixing food are disclosed. In an embodiment, a mixing device includes a housing including a cavity configured to hold an item and at least one cord attached to the housing. The at least one cord is configured to cause the housing to rotate when the at least one cord is pulled in a direction away from the housing. In another embodiment, a method of mixing includes placing an item inside of a housing, rotating the housing in a first direction to create tension, and releasing the tension so that the housing rotates in a second direction and mixes the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Geraint Godfellow Krumpe
  • Patent number: 8936388
    Abstract: A disposable beverage cup, comprising: a wall, in a form of a rolled foil; a bottom; and a mixing device made of substantially the same material as the wall, the mixing device comprising: an adherent strip adhered at a relatively low portion of the wall; a movable flap, extending from the adherent strip, for mixing a beverage; and a tab, extending from the flap substantially to a top of the cup, for moving said flap, wherein a mixing capability of the movable flap disposed at a low portion of the cup is significantly larger than a mixing capability other portions of said mixing device, thereby without tearing the mixing device, mixing substantially the bottom only of the beverage, thereby not splashing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Shay Kossovsky, Ori Hershkovitz
  • Publication number: 20150016208
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a multi-chamber container and related methods for storing and mixing liquids and associated methods of use. The multi-chamber container includes a first chamber configured to contain a first liquid composition. The multi-chamber container also includes a second chamber configured to contain a second liquid composition. The multi-chamber container further includes a barrier operable to separate the first chamber and the second chamber. Additionally, the multi-chamber container includes a compliant mechanism movable between a first position and a second position and a plunger movable with the compliant mechanism to alter or remove the barrier. In the first position, the barrier is operable to maintain the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition separate from one another. In the second position, the plunger is operable to alter or remove the barrier to facilitate contact of the first liquid composition and the second liquid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Brian G. Larson, Jonathan George
  • Patent number: 8926165
    Abstract: In an agitation mixing apparatus 51 which includes: a casing 52 having a flow path 56 in which a fluid flows; an agitator 53 which is disposed inside the casing 52 and includes a shaft 57 and a vane 58 mounted around the shaft 57; and a drive source 59, connected to the shaft 57, for vibrating the agitator 53 in an axial direction, grooves 71 are provided on an inner wall surface of the casing 52 at predetermined intervals in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Ohtsuka, Kazuya Kitatani
  • Publication number: 20140340979
    Abstract: Provided herein is an agitator, comprising a body having a central axis and an asymmetric weight distribution; and a plurality of spines, each spine having a shaft and a termination, wherein the shaft smoothly transitions from the body; wherein the body and spines are adapted to enhance mixing when the agitator is shaken in a vessel containing a powder and a liquid medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Hubert Richard Keel, III
  • Publication number: 20140301153
    Abstract: An application system is disclosed for two-component materials, and can include a moisture-reactive composition accommodated in a first packaging unit, a hardener component accommodated in a second packaging unit and a dynamic mixer configured for insertion into an applicator and to be driven by the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Manuel BUCK, David TOBLER, Dana MAIWALD, Martin SCHMIDER
  • Patent number: 8851739
    Abstract: A portable baby bottle blender includes a baby bottle having a top collar with external threads and a bottom collar with external threads. A top cap has a central aperture. The top cap is internally threaded to be removable threaded onto the top collar of the baby bottle and holds a feeding nipple extending through the central aperture of the top cap onto the top collar. A sealing O-ring fits onto the bottom collar of the baby bottle. A bottom cap has a rim internally threaded. An agitating unit is centrally retained within the bottom cap. When the rim of the bottom cap is removably threaded onto the bottom collar of the baby bottle and against the sealing O-ring, the agitating unit extends into the bottom collar of the baby bottle. A base member has a top recess to receive the bottom cap on the baby bottle therein. A spur-crown gear coupling is for operating the agitating unit, so that the mixing blade assembly mixes formula within water placed through the top collar of the baby bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Osmay Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20140254304
    Abstract: A disposable beverage cup, comprising: a wall, in a form of a rolled foil; a bottom; and a mixing device made of substantially the same material as the wall, the mixing device comprising: an adherent strip adhered at a relatively low portion of the wall; a movable flap, extending from the adherent strip, for mixing a beverage; and a tab, extending from the flap substantially to a top of the cup, for moving said flap, wherein a mixing capability of the movable flap disposed at a low portion of the cup is significantly larger than a mixing capability other portions of said mixing device, thereby without tearing the mixing device, mixing substantially the bottom only of the beverage, thereby not splashing thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140233344
    Abstract: A shaker including a vessel and an agitator. The vessel includes a container wall. A rounded bottom closes off the container wall, wherein a border of the bottom is formed radially towards a center axis of the vessel such that the bottom transitions from the container wall to be outwardly domed. An agitator is for use in combination with the vessel, the agitator further comprising a tetrahedral body having four planar faces, four vertices, and six edges, each edge traveling between each of the vertices. Each vertex is rounded off and configured to forcibly contact the container wall and an entirety of the bottom upon shaking the vessel. These rounded vertices create a propeller-like spinning and tumbling motion through the liquid-powder mixture when the vessel is vigorously shaken up and down, and scalloped edges of the agitator produce additional turbulence to efficiently blend a liquid/powder mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Aliberti, Joshua Lederer
  • Patent number: 8807821
    Abstract: A device for mixing a liquid present in a container is provided with a threaded spindle that can be attached in the container, a body that is provided with an internal thread and can be moved by pivoting about a horizontal axis along the threaded spindle being disposed on the threaded spindle. The body is provided with mixing and/or stirring elements substantially protruding in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Petra Umsonst-Kübler
  • Patent number: 8794822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid, particularly having a beverage cup. The lid of a beverage cup, particularly for a single use as a beverage cup, has at least one stirrer. The lid includes a main lid part, a rotary disk, and a rotor. The rotary disk and the stirrer are integrally formed in the assembled state. The main lid part is present between the rotary disk and the stirrer, preferably in a parallel alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tossy Coffee Cup Lid Ug & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gabriel Serra
  • Patent number: 8777477
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion useable for an ice cream maker. The ice cream maker can be spherical in shape and the inflatable cushion can approximate a spherical or dodecahedron shell. The inflatable cushion can be comprised of two half-shell portions that are pivotable with respect to one other to be selectively placed in a closed or open position. The ice cream maker can be snugly inserted within the inflatable cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith S. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140192610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage container with a helical or spiral shape. The container of the present invention provides efficient and effective mixing of ingredients without the need for additional parts or components to facilitate mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Nourilogic, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan Holmes
  • Patent number: 8764276
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for coloring a caulking material to match colored grout, or other construction materials. Colored grout is mixed with a caulking material, resulting in a caulk having a color and texture that closely matches the grout. The colored caulking material can be applied using an applicator bag, or using a conventional caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Christine Higbie, Theodore Scott Higbie
  • Patent number: 8746958
    Abstract: A beverage container for mixing a beverage is disclosed. The beverage container includes a cup having a stirring flap integral to an internal side wall of the cup. The stifling flap has a sine wave shape and comprises a top fin protruding near the top of the internal wall and a bottom fin protruding near the bottom of the internal wall of the cup. The top fin and the bottom fin are separated by a central portion. The cup is swirled in a circular motion by a person's hand to mix the liquid contained within. The central portion allows liquid to pass freely through the middle of the cup to gain momentum when the cup is swirled. The bottom fin has the shape of a lower case letter ‘h’, to allow solid material gathered in the bottom of the cup to pass underneath the bottom fin and mix with liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Spray
  • Patent number: 8714808
    Abstract: A container for mixing two liquids and the like includes: a container; a pouring cylinder that is provided extending upwards on a top portion of the container; an upward facing step portion that is formed on the container so as to be positioned below the pouring cylinder; a cap whose inner circumferential surface is screwed onto an outer circumferential surface of the pouring cylinder; a small container that is placed on an inner side of the cap; a cuttable first sheet that forms a bottom surface of the small container; a removable cylinder that is provided at a bottom end of the cap and is interposed between the cap and the upward facing step portion, and that is removed from the cap prior to the cap being screwed down onto the pouring cylinder; and a first cutter that is provided on the container so as to face a bottom surface of the small container that is placed on the inner side of the cap, wherein the small container is made to approach the first container as a result of the cap being screwed down onto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20140119154
    Abstract: A hand-held shake-able container that includes an agitator connected to a straw that is used for the mixing of powder and liquid, or differing viscosity liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kasey Kershaw, Gary Moore, Travis Winn
  • Patent number: 8690419
    Abstract: This invention finds application in the field of the devices and methods for physical or chemical mixing of products and particularly relates to a cartridge for storage and sterile delivery of a two-phase compound. The cartridge comprises a first tubular member (2) which defines a first chamber (3) for storage of a solid phase, having a bottom wall (6) with an opening (7) for the passage of the compound, a second tubular member (9) which defines a second hermetically sealed chamber (12) for storage of a liquid phase, and a piston which sealably slides within the first tubular member (2), means (8) for occluding said opening (7) which comprise at least one rupturable membrane (15) associated to the bottom wall (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Tecres S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Faccioli, Renzo Soffiatti
  • Publication number: 20140092703
    Abstract: A multi-component mixing device comprising an outer container and an inner vessel. The outer container comprises a closed end, a mouth and a peripheral wall between said closed end and said mouth. The inner vessel is disposed within said outer container and the inner vessel comprises a top portion, a bottom portion and a peripheral side wall between said top portion and bottom portion. The peripheral side wall of the inner vessel is defined by first and second sections, which are slidably engaged to one another between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the inner vessel defines an enclosed cavity and in the second position, the inner vessel comprises a first opening corresponding to the enclosed cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: ELIE HELOU, JR., Heriberto Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20140092704
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, devices and systems for mixing and dispensing multi-component materials. The mixing and dispensing may be performed using a mobile, enclosed dispenser that can be used to supply a mixed multi-component material at the point of use. In some embodiments, the components to be mixed into the multi-component material may be supplied in cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Janssen, Mark F. Schulz, Scott D. Gullicks, Dennis R. Keicher, Bruce R. Broyles, Ryan Patrick Simmers, Jameel R. Qiblawi
  • Patent number: 8657481
    Abstract: A syringe-to-syringe mixing apparatus comprises first and second syringes adapted to be coupled at their respective outlets to fluidly connect the syringes. The first syringe includes a plunger having a hollow plunger barrel and a distal end defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen is initially closed by a septum, which in one embodiment is an elastomeric stopper mounted over the end of the plunger. The mixing apparatus further includes a third syringe slidably disposed within the plunger barrel. The third syringe includes a hollow needle adapted to pierce the septum to allow fluid from the third syringe to be injected into fluid within the coupled first and second syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Collins
  • Publication number: 20140043931
    Abstract: A container for mixing fluids disposed within. The container has a top surface for receiving a lid and a side wall extending from a base or bottom surface. The container has an inner surface from which a plurality of baffles extend toward the center of the container. The container includes a handle connected to the container on opposing sides of the container. The user grips the handle and utilizes the user's natural inclination to rotate the wrist, and accordingly the container, to agitate the contents within. The contents are agitated by movement and contact with the baffles within the container. The baffles can be any shape, size, or orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin Figueroa
  • Patent number: 8646966
    Abstract: A disposable shaker has an upper cover part having a multi-compartment with compartments closed by a membrane and containing components of the desired cocktail and having a lower cup part rotatingly associated to the cover part with teeth for tearing the membrane. The separation walls forming the compartments are obtained as substantially U-shaped hollow walls, opening outwards and having the transverse side of the U-shape forming the surface for fixing the membrane. Along the longitudinal axis of the multi-compartment the separation walls are joined in a single piece with an axial duct which is extended along the multi-compartment. Also provided for is an element suitable to guarantee proper positioning between the cover part and the cup part in the assembled position, and elastic locking elements preventing the shaker from opening after preparing the cocktail. The shaker may have an “overturned arrangement” of the internal structures of the cover and cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Club Seven S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Marino, Egidio Renna
  • Publication number: 20130341297
    Abstract: A drinking container and its components are described. A cap for the baby bottle includes a reservoir for storage of a dry powder formula. A clamp ring locking indicator for a container is described. The locking indicator indicates when the clamp ring is correctly engaged to the container. A clamp ring also threads and locks to the container with an approximately 180 degree turn. A stir insert for the baby bottle is described. The stir insert is positioned in an interior of the container in order to promote the mixing of the dry powder formula with the liquid. The stir insert includes a paddle portion that oscillates or moves in a back-and-forth manner as the bottle is shaken or stirred. A system cup is described. A single container has different attachments for the period from newborn to childhood to allow a single cup to be used throughout that entire time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra Saunders
  • Publication number: 20130343148
    Abstract: A cup for receiving a beverage includes a container body having a side wall and a bottom wall joined at a first radius. A lid may be selectively affixed to the top of the side wall. An agitator is received inside the container body to enhance mixing of the beverage. The agitator has a weighted, central hub and a plurality of elongated projections extending radially from the hub. The projections join the hub at a root and extend to a free end. The free ends are capped by domes having a second radius less than or equal to the first radius. All of the projections have substantially the same length. This affords a shape that allows the agitator to roll freely on the bottom wall or in the corners. Any one of the projections can reach into a corner of the cup and dislodge any solids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MEDPORT LLC
    Inventors: Dustin R. Avila, Jessica DeSiena
  • Publication number: 20130310840
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a device for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The device comprises a housing having a chamber configured to contain a first and second bone cement. A plunger including a plunger rod having a piston at a first end and a plunger handle at a second end is configured to actuate within the chamber. A mixing element is disposed adjacent the piston and is configured to rotate within the chamber to mix the first and second bone cement components to form the bone cement mixture. The plunger is configured to rotate the mixing element to mix the bone cement mixture. The plunger is also configured to advance through the chamber. As the plunger is advanced through the chamber, the piston is configured to receive the mixing element and dispense the bone cement mixture from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Cook Incorporated