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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
222251000 WITH DISCHARGE ASSISTANT (E.G., IMPELLER, PUMP, CONVEYER, MOVABLE TRAP CHAMBER, ETC.) 684
222001000 PROCESSES OF DISPENSING 529
222129000 PLURAL SOURCES, COMPARTMENT, CONTAINERS AND/OR SPACED JACKET 355
222092000 COLLAPSIBLE WALL-TYPE CONTAINER 253
222173000 WITH CASING OR SUPPORT 182
222052000 AUTOMATIC CONTROL 145
222206000 RESILIENT WALL 133
222023000 WITH RECORDER, REGISTER, INDICATOR, SIGNAL OR EXHIBITOR 87
222153010 WITH LOCK OR FASTENING SEAL 83
222591000 MOLTEN METAL DISPENSING 75
222190000 WITH MATERIAL TREATMENT OR CONDITIONING MEANS 74
222146100 WITH HEATING OR COOLING MEANS 74
222566000 NOZZLES, SPOUTS AND POURING DEVICES 69
222080000 WITH CUTTER AND/OR PUNCH 68
222544000 WITH FLOW CONTROLLER OR CLOSURE 53
222108000 DRIP, LEAKAGE OR WASTE CATCHING OR DISPOSAL 36
222478000 WITH PLURAL OPENINGS OR DISCHARGE GUIDES 36
222526000 MOVABLE MATERIAL DISCHARGE GUIDE 32
222491000 OUTLET ELEMENT OPERATED BY PRESSURE OF CONTENTS 30
222424500 SUPPLY CONTAINERS WITH TRAPS 29
222078000 SIMULATIONS 26
222113000 WITH ILLUMINATOR OR BURNER 25
222511000 WITH RESILIENT BIASING MEANS FOR OUTLET ELEMENT 24
222226000 AGITATOR FOLLOWED BY DISCHARGE ASSISTANT AND/OR INTERCONNECTED DISCHARGE CONTROLLER 23
222505000 WITH RELATIVELY MOVABLE ACTUATOR FOR OUTLET ELEMENT 22
222071000 VOLUME OR RATE OF FLOW METERING 22
222160000 MOVABLY MOUNTED SUPPLY CONTAINER 22
222189060 WITH FILTER (E.G., STRAINER) 21
222630000 FLUID FLOW DISCHARGE 20
222148000 WITH CLEANING MEANS 18
222192000 COMBINED 18
222465100 WITH CONTAINER HANDLE OR HANDGRIPS 16
222541100 WITH FRANGIBLE CLOSURE FOR OUTLET 16
222420000 DROP FORMERS 15
222196000 JARRING AND/OR VIBRATING 15
222504000 MOTOR OPERATED OUTLET ELEMENT 14
222003000 GAS OR VAPOR DISPENSING 13
222464100 INTERNALLY EXTENDING OUTLET PIPE 13
222152000 WITH CONVEYING CONDUIT JACKET AND/OR INERT ATMOSPHERE (INCLUDIND VACUUM) PROVIDING MEANS 13
222154000 INSPECTION DEVICES 11
222522000 AXIALLY SLIDABLE TUBES, SLEEVES, OR APERTURED CAPS 10
222205000 NONGRAVITY FEED TO TRAP OF VACUUM, GRAVITY, OR MANUAL REMOVAL TYPE 10
222519000 AXIALLY ROTARY AND LONGITUDINALLY MOVABLE TUBES, SLEEVES, OR APERTURED CAPS 9
222638000 INCLUDING TIMER 8
222216000 AGITATOR AND/OR EJECTOR OPERATING ON MATERIAL IN EITHER (1) CONVEYER TYPE DISCHARGE ASSISTANTS HAVING TRAP CHAMBERS OR TRANSVERSE GROOVES, OR (2) MOVABLE TRAP CHAMBERS 5
20090108028APPARATUSES TO DELIVER SMALL AMOUNTS OF FLUIDS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - This invention relates to devices and methods to deliver small amounts of fluid in a production environment.04-30-2009
20120018454 ROTARY METERING DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A modular rotary metering unit comprising: a housing having at least one liquid inlet and liquid outlet; a rotatable member arranged to rotate about a longitudinal axis thereof with respect to the housing; and at least one bore passing through the rotatable member, the or each bore having two opposing ends and a shuttle element received therein, the shuttle element being movable between two terminal positions, each towards a respective end of the bore, wherein, when the rotatable member rotates, each bore moves in communication with a liquid inlet of the housing and a liquid outlet of the housing such that liquid can be received from the liquid inlet by the bore at the one end of the bore and the shuttle element can eject liquid from the other end of the bore to the liquid outlet, wherein respective first and second engagement elements are provided at first and second ends of the unit, each of the engagement elements being rotationally linked to the rotatable member. Also disclosed is a rotary metering device comprising: a housing having at least one liquid inlet and liquid outlet; a rotatable member arranged to rotate about a longitudinal axis thereof with respect to the housing; and first and second bores passing through the rotatable member, each bore having a two opposing ends and a shuttle element received therein, the shuttle element being movable between two terminal positions, each towards a respective end of the bore, wherein, when the rotatable member rotates, each bore moves into communication with a liquid inlet of the housing and a liquid outlet of the housing such that liquid can be received from the liquid inlet by the bore at the one end of the bore and the shuttle element can eject liquid from the other end of the bore to the liquid outlet.01-26-2012
20090071984Metering Device with a Rotary Block - A device for metering product, includes a stationary stand, at least one block (03-19-2009
20130168416device and method for feeding charges of non-homogeneous infusion material to a packaging machine - A device for feeding charges of non-homogeneous infusion material to a packaging machine includes a metering device for the charges and transfer system for the charges which is positioned downstream of the metering device and which feeds the charges to the packaging machine. The transfer system includes a charge adjustment system equipped with a drum which is rotatable about its own axis A and at least one roller which is rotatable about its own axis B and which is located upstream of the drum. The drum includes a chamber for receiving the charge from the roller. During adjustment of the charge, the chamber is variable between a maximum value coinciding with the receiving step and a minimum value when the charge has been adjusted.07-04-2013
20090020563POWDER FILLING DEVICE - The present invention provides a powder filling apparatus which can prevent a screw portion of an auger screw from contacting an inner surface of a metering portion at a funnel lower end portion and besides facilitate the assembling work as well as can be made compact and put into practice at a low cost. The powder filling apparatus comprises a funnel (01-22-2009
222195000 WITH GAS AGITATION 4
20090261125CONTAINER INCLUDING VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR STORING LIQUIDS CONTAINING SOLIDS - A container for storing a liquid containing solids such as food products that includes a shut off assembly is provided. The container includes sidewalls and a funnel shaped bottom wall that defines an outlet for the liquid containing solids to be removed from the container. The shut off assembly is positioned at the outlet to open and close the outlet to permit the liquids containing solids to be stored in the container and to be opened to permit the solids to be removed from the container. A shut off assembly is provided at the outlet for providing a source of compressed air through the shut off assembly to effect mixing of the liquid containing solids stored in the container when the shut off assembly is in a closed position so that when the liquid containing solids is removed from the container it is homogenously mixed.10-22-2009
20110000936Air Cannon for Removal of Flowable Material from a Material Handling System - An air cannon or aerator comprises a tank, a valve, and a tube. The tank has opposite first and second openings and an interior chamber. The valve is rigidly attached to the first opening. The tube connects the valve to the second opening of the tank through the interior chamber of the tank. The tube is pivotally connected to each of the first and second openings and comprises a fluid passageway. The valve is configured and adapted to selectively allow gas to pass from the interior chamber of the tank into the fluid passageway of the tube and out of the tank through the second opening and to selectively prevent gas from passing from the interior of the tank into the fluid passageway of the tube.01-06-2011
20090218371Sluice Vessel and Method of Operating Such a Sluice Vessel - Sluice vessel (09-03-2009
20100025433VESSEL FOR STORING PARTICULATE MATTER AND DISCHARGE DEVICE FOR USE IN THE SAME - The invention pertains to a vessel (02-04-2010
222501000 MOVABLE OUTLET ELEMENT ACTUATOR PROJECTING THROUGH DISCHARGE GUIDE 4
20100163585DISPENSING CLOSURE - A resealable closure and valve assembly adapted to be coupled to a container to selectively control the dispensing of liquid from the container. The resealable closure and valve assembly includes a non-mechanically biased stop selectively engageable with a passageway to selectively seal the passageway from a dispensable product, such as a liquid contained within a container. In some embodiments, the stop is adapted to reseal the passageway by the force of weight applied to the stop by fluid in the container. In some embodiments, the stop is adapted to reseal the passageway via a suction force.07-01-2010
20090173755Coating Container - [Problem] It is an object to provide a coating container that can be degassed in the case in which a cap member is detached and removed from the mouth part of a container body for a use.07-09-2009
20120187158DISPENSING CLOSURE SYSTEM, FLEXIBLE PACKAGE WITH A DISPENSING CLOSURE SYSTEM, METHOD OF FILLING THE SAME BY A FORM-FILL-SEAL MACHINE AND METHOD OF DISPENSING A FLOWABLE PRODUCT FROM SAID PACKAGE - A dispensing closure system, a package including the same, a method of making the package on a form-fill-seal machine and a method of dispensing flowable products from the package are disclosed. The package includes an openable port in a wall in communication with the package's interior. The closure system comprises a fitment having a hollow body member, a resilient valve, and retainer assembly. The body member is secured to the package's wall and encircles the openable port. The valve is held in the body member by the retainer assembly, which comprises a retaining ring and a cap integrally connected to each other by a frangible connection. The cap includes a handle which may be pulled to break the frangible connection to remove the cap and thereby expose the valve for a dispensing probe to be extended therethrough to dispense the product.07-26-2012
20110272439Discharge structure for a liquid container - A discharge structure for a liquid container for, for instance, instant adhesive agents, including a container casing having a nozzle opening, a nozzle open/close member integrally made of plastic material and having a spring portion and an open/close rod extending from the spring portion and elastically urged toward the nozzle opening, and a cap detachably fitted on the container. The cap has an abutting section at its inside deep end so as to push the projecting tip end of the tapered end of the open/close rod into the nozzle opening and contacts the nozzle opening to close it. The nozzle opening is opened during the process of removal of the cap to release inside high pressure and then closed by the tapered end, thus preventing abrupt discharge of the inside adhesive when the tapered end is pushed into the nozzle opening upon use.11-10-2011
222077000 WEIGHING 4
20130134184LIQUID METERING AND INJECTION SYSTEM - A liquid metering system for a commercial or industrial laundry operation includes a dosing tank supported by a weight sensor that can measure the weight of cleaning solution transferred into the dosing tank. A valve assembly is operable to transfer the measured cleaning solution from the dosing tank to a transport tank, and a discharge pump is operable to pump the measured cleaning solution from the transport tank to downstream equipment. Measured quantities of different cleaning solutions can also be mixed in the transport tank before being delivered to downstream equipment. A control system regulates operation of the various pumps, valves, and manifolds, and monitors the readings from the weight sensor.05-30-2013
20110204088DOSAGE-DISPENSING DEVICE WITH A CHANGING MECHANISM FOR DOSAGE-DISPENSING UNITS - A device for dispensing a dosage includes a base frame, at least one device for receiving any dosage-dispensing unit or functional unit that is compatible to be inserted therein, a holder and at least one drive mechanism. The holder has at least one holding position for a dosage-dispensing unit or functional unit. A weighing cell arranged on a lower horizontal plane of the base frame includes a load receiver to receive a target container. A changing mechanism enables the receiving device to be moved horizontally relative to the base frame. This horizontal shift allows a dosage-dispensing unit or functional unit to be interchanged between the holding position and the receiving device. The changing mechanism also permits the receiving device, together with the drive mechanism, to be moved vertically with regard to the base frame.08-25-2011
20100193543SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING LIQUID COLORING AGENT TO CONCRETE MIXTURES - A system is provided for dispensing liquid coloring agent to concrete delivery vehicles. The invention includes (a) a plurality of bulk tanks, (b) a weighing vessel connected in fluid tight communication with each bulk tank, and (c) a fill line connecting each weighing vessel to the loading zone. Preferably, the weighing vessel has a capacity between about 40 and about 80 gallons and comprises one or more load cells which communicate to a PLC.08-05-2010
20100001019PRECISION MEASUREMENT DISPENSER - A storage dispensing unit provides for storage of a granular bulk material in a hermetic storage container. The granular material is held in a storage container which feeds a dispensing section. The dispensing section selectively dispenses the ingredient downward to a base, which optionally includes a weighting tray of a scale. The ingredient is dispensed by weight. The storage dispensing unit may also include a display and keypad for entry of a desired quantity of ingredient to be dispensed, and optionally which of plural ingredients to be dispensed. A controller can convert a requested volumetric measure to an equivalent weight measure, and dispense by weight in place of volume. The storage dispensing unit further optionally includes pressure control on the storage container, i.e., vacuum, an maintains a hermetic seal when not actively dispensing. Optionally, temperature may also be controlled to enhance the shelf life of the stored ingredient.01-07-2010
222014000 CUTOFF OPERATED BY SELECTIVELY PRESET VOLUME OR RATE OF FLOW-RESPONSIVE MECHANISM 4
20120211516WIRELESS SPOUT AND SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a pouring device for a container for the dosing of liquid. The pouring device has various features intended to ease use, including an improved removal and attachment system and a system to identify and visually illustrate selected pour sizes. In a specific embodiment, the pouring device has a colored light or LED indicator system that allows the user to quickly and easily confirm the selected pour size. Embodiments may also include one or more features that ease attachment and removal of the pouring device to a liquid container, such as a replaceable cork system.08-23-2012
20080251533AUTOMATIC CONTROLLER FOR A BEVERAGE DISPENSING FAUCET - A beverage dispenser has a faucet with a spout, a fitting for connection to a beverage supply, and a lever operated valve. A servo motor, coupled to the lever, operates the faucet and proportionally controls the flow of the beverage. That proportional flow control manages the amount of beverage foaming. A flow sensor has a magnetic turbine within the faucet and a Hall effect element that magnetically senses turbine motion and produces a signal indicating an amount of beverage flow. A keypad enables service personnel to designate various portions of the beverage to automatically fill serving containers of different sizes. A control circuit responds to activation of the keypad and to the flow sensor by operating the servo motor to dispense the related quantity of the beverage.10-16-2008
20090314797Trigger release mechanism for fluid metering device - A hand-held flow metering device for dispensing a pressurized fluid comprises a valve, a flow meter, a trigger lever, a trigger release mechanism and meter electronics. The valve is connected to the pressurized fluid to regulate flow of the pressurized fluid through the device. The flow meter is disposed within the flow of pressurized fluid to measure volumetric flow of the pressurized fluid. The trigger lever is configured to be manually displaced to mechanically open the valve. The trigger release mechanism is connected to the trigger lever and is selectively actuated to mechanically prevent the trigger lever from opening the valve when the trigger lever is displaced. The meter electronics is connected to the flow meter and the trigger release mechanism to actuate the trigger release mechanism based on output of the flow meter.12-24-2009
20090242585BOTTOM LOAD WATER COOLER - A water cooler assembly and/or liquid dispensing apparatus and method for using same, having various, alternative features including: a bottom load water cooler, including such a cooler with a door stop mechanism; an adjustable drip tray assembly; a leak stop mechanism; an adjustable bottle interface accommodating dimensional variations in water bottles; an instaboil feature; and programmable dispensing and visual display modes.10-01-2009
222538000 NONUSE HOUSING OR SECURING MEANS FOR DISCHARGE GUIDES 3
20130214013Adaptor and Tips for Caulking Tubes - A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.08-22-2013
20090114684Packaging container - A packaging container formed by a container body having a connector with a thread is provided with a predetermined breaking point at the connector, where a tear-off part may be torn off. The tear-off part has a handle. It may be torn off without a tool. The container body is fitted with an application nozzle which, when not in use, is positioned by the handle.05-07-2009
20090014478Tube/Straw Holder for Containers - A tube/straw holder/storage apparatus to be used with pressurized aerosol cans or other containers using straws or tubes. The tube/straw holder/storage apparatus consists of a hollow elongated compartment closed on one end and open on the other, with the open end having friction tabs formed so that the open end of elongated compartment is substantially closed off by the friction tabs. The purpose of these friction tabs being to snuggly hold in place tubes/straws when inserted into the elongated compartment for storage, after use. The tube/straw holder/storage apparatus attaches to cans or containers using two methods. First, an integral “C”-shaped pressure/friction clamp formed approximately perpendicular to the elongated cross section of the elongated storage compartment is used to fit around the sidewall of the cans/containers. Second, tabs formed integrally onto the sidewall of the elongated compartment will allow for elastic bands to be attached to the elongated compartment and stretch around cans or containers for added security. In an alternate embodiment, the tube/straw holder/storage apparatus will not have the “C”-shaped pressure/friction clamp and attaches to cans or containers using only the elastic bands attached to the elongated compartment's integral tabs and stretching around cans or containers. In all embodiments, the elongated compartment is attached to cans/containers in a manner making the elongated compartment substantially adjacent and parallel to cans/containers with the closed end positioned towards the bottom of cans/containers.01-15-2009
222074000 HOSE OR OTHER MOVABLE DISCHARGE GUIDE INTERLOCKS AND INTERCONNECTIONS 3
20100252571Fluid Dispensing Apparatus and Method - A fluid dispenser hose module includes a housing adapted to enclose the fluid nozzle and at least a portion of a fluid hose within an interior volume of the housing. A first door located adjacent an exterior of the housing allows removal of the fluid nozzle when the first door is adjusted from a closed position to an open position. The first door automatically returns to the closed position from the open position when the fluid nozzle is returned to the boot. A second door adjacent the exterior of the housing automatically adjusts from a shut position to a retracted position when the first door is adjusted from the closed position to the open position. The second door allows access to the fluid hose in the retracted position and automatically returns to the shut position from the retracted position when the first door returns to the closed position.10-07-2010
20120205394ELECTRONICS MODULE FOR A FUEL DISPENSING UNIT - It is presented an electronics module (08-16-2012
20130112706NOZZLE BOOT ARRANGEMENT, A NOZZLE BOOT MODULE, A FUEL DISPENSING UNIT, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A NOZZLE BOOT ARRANGEMENT - According to an aspect of the inventive concept, there is provided a nozzle boot arrangement for supporting a nozzle of a fuel dispensing unit, the nozzle comprising a spout and a base portion including a grip, the arrangement comprising: a nozzle boot including means for supporting the nozzle at the base portion thereof, and a second for receiving at least a portion of the spout, and a stopper provided at said receiving section and formed separately from said nozzle boot, wherein the stopper is arranged to cooperate with the spout to prevent the nozzle from falling about from the nozzle boot arrangement by rotation of the nozzle about said supporting means. According to further aspects, there is provided a fuel dispensing unit, a nozzle boot module and method of manufacturing a nozzle boot arrangement.05-09-2013
222500000 GRAVITY OR INERTIA OPERATED MOVABLE OUTLET ELEMENTS 3
20130087585BEVERAGE SAVER/POURER - A beverage pourer/saver having a unique ball stopper mechanism is provided. A ball stopper lifting mechanism is incorporated into the spout of the pourer and is configured so as to allow a ball stopper to operate to both seal the container when not in used, and provide a smooth pouring action during use. The ball stopper lifting mechanism lifts the ball stopper during a pouring action such that the poured liquid can pass under the ball stopper, while simultaneously allowing air to pass over the ball stopper.04-11-2013
20130056502AIR VALVES FOR A WIRELESS SPOUT AND SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a pouring device for a container for the dosing of liquid. The pouring device has an improved air valve system that works via cooperation between a weighted magnetic component and a metal ball in order to control opening and closing of the air valve inlet.03-07-2013
20080245825Collapsible container system - A three part container system. The first part is an outer rigid container formed with a mouth defining an opening into the outer container. The second part is an inner container positioned within the outer container, the inner container formed with a mouth defining an opening into the inner container, the mouth of the inner container being positioned in and sealed to or adjacent to the mouth of the outer container, at least a portion of the inner container being collapsible so that the inner container can be filled with a liquid. The third part is a turret fitted directly or indirectly by way of the outer container to the mouth of the inner container. The turret contains a one way valve so that if the inner container contains a liquid and the collapsible portion of the inner container is held above the turret, the fluid in the inner container will flow through the one way valve and out of the mouth of the turret as the inner container collapses within the outer container.10-09-2008
222002000 CHECK CONTROL 3
20100084426Portable self-serve beer vending station - The portable self-serve beer vending station has a hollow base in which at least two beer kegs are stored. A shelf of the unit is disposed above the base, two or more beer taps being disposed above the shelf to service each keg. A manifold tube extends from the kegs to the beer taps. Money machines, one on each side of the station, accept cash, credit, or debit. The money machine control wires are connected to control valves connected between the manifold outlets and the taps. Each money machine provides a touch screen selection menu or pushbuttons from which patrons can select either a pitcher or mug of beer at a set price. The station may be cylindrical, hexagonal, rectangular, semicircular, or the like. A surround shelf is provided for filling pitchers or mugs. An upper shelf is provided for holding fresh pitchers or mugs.04-08-2010
20110101024MULTI-SATURATION LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS DISPENSER SYSTEMS - The present invention provides a modular natural gas compressor system or compressing natural gas so that it can be used to refuel motor vehicles. This system permits easy assembly and disassembly of compressor stations, as each individual compressor unit is shaped so that it will fit on a base structure. Specifically, the modular system is comprised of a prefabricated, mass produced base skid having at least one allowed space of standardized dimensions and at least one natural gas compressor unit, the base of which is shaped to fit in a allowed space of the base skid. Additional compressed natural gas compressor units or booster units, the bases of which are also shaped to fit in the allowed spaces of the base skid, may be added to increase the efficiency or functionality of the system. Liquefied natural gas dispenser units may also be designed to have bases that fit in the allowed spaces of the base skid, and can be added to the base skid to create a CNG compressor/LNG dispenser hybrid system. These liquefied natural gas dispenser units allow the user to select (automatically or manually) the level of saturation of the liquefied natural gas product to be dispensed by the dispenser.05-05-2011
20100258587Windshield Washer Fluid Dispenser - A windshield washer fluid dispenser providing a delayed start function, whereby the user can open the hood of their vehicle and cap to their fluid reservoir. A windshield washer fluid dispenser utilizing a cellular credit card processing system for payment means, whereby the processing system is configurable for a given application. Embodiments with proximity device, RFID and wireless telephone verification are included. A windshield washer fluid dispenser having a ready light, a warning light, a start button, a flow meter and a programmable logic circuit. A windshield washer fluid dispenser system providing for a replaceable fluid drum. Methods pertaining to the disclosed apparatus are also provided.10-14-2010
222490000 SLITTED RESILIENT DIAPHRAGM OR NIPPLE 3
20120024912DEFORMABLE SMALL PACKAGING STRUCTURE - A deformable small packaging structure for free-flowing products has a valve-like closure (02-02-2012
20090212078Valve mounting assembly with slit misalignment prevention feature - A mounting system is provided for mounting a valve for accommodating the flow of fluent a substance from a supply of the fluent substance wherein the valve includes a peripheral attachment portion, an intermediate portion extending from the peripheral attachment portion, and a flexible, resilient head that extends from the intermediate portion and that has (a) a first side, (b) a second side, (c) at least one self-sealing slit through the head, (d) a laterally marginal portion adjacent the intermediate portion, and (e) confronting, openable portions along the slit to define an initially closed orifice. The mounting system includes a retention structure for engaging holding the valve and includes an abutment structure. The abutment structure is adapted to be disposed adjacent the valve intermediate portion so that the abutment structure can be engaged by the valve head first side at the laterally marginal portion of the valve head to limit movement of the laterally margin portion of the valve head in one direction.08-27-2009
20080230569Package comprising push-pull closure and slit valve - Packages for containing and dispensing consumer products comprise a push-pull closure connected to a bottle and having a dispensing opening covered by a slit valve. The combination of a push-pull closure and a slit valve results in a package that easily dispenses a liquid consumer product, while guarding against leakage of the consumer product from the package, especially during transportation and storage of the product, particularly when the package is a tottle package. The push-pull closure of the present package is simple to open and can also be easily closed with the use of only one hand, especially by pressing the closure against a flat surface, such as a shower wall or shelf.09-25-2008
222498000 SNAP-ACTING OUTLET ELEMENT 3
20120160881DISPENSABLE PRODUCT CONTAINER - A container (06-28-2012
20120104052Vessel closure-sealable pouring spout assembly - A closure assembly for a bottle, such as a milk bottle, having a sealable pouring spout is comprised of a lower portion for attachment to the bottle and an upper portion that is rotatably fixed to the lower portion. The upper portion comprises a spout and a spout closure assembly mounted on a pivot hinge and comprising a closing member having one end for sealing the spout and an opposite end for finger pressure. A detent device operates in a working relationship with the closing member so the size of the opening can be controlled.05-03-2012
20100147900CAP FOR A CONDIMENT CONTAINER - The invention provides a cap for a container for storing condiments for human consumption. The cap comprises a member having a top portion with a peripheral wall that has means for retaining the cap onto the container extending downwardly for covering the mouth of the container, the top portion having dispensing openings for allowing passage of the condiments. The cap comprises a seal having a top portion comprising a central portion, a flange portion extending around the central portion for overlapping the dispensing openings of the member and a central peripheral wall extending downwardly from the top portion and having a lower end mountable to the member. In use, the seal is moveable between a closed position, wherein the flange portion covers the dispensing openings for preventing passage of the condiments outwards from the interior of the container, and an open position, wherein the flange portion and the flange portion frees the dispensing openings for allowing passage of the condiments outwards from the interior of the container.06-17-2010
222543000 WITH SINGLE STRAND, CORD OR WIRE CONNECTOR FOR REMOVABLE OUTLET ELEMENTS 3
20090255962CLOSURE ASSEMBLY WITH A LEVERED LID OPENING MECHANISM - A closure assembly for a container. The closure assembly includes a lid that sealingly engages a dispensing outlet in a closed position and is spaced a distance from the dispensing outlet in an open position. The closure assembly also includes a tab extending from a bottom portion of the lid and having a surface of sufficient dimension to engage a finger or thumb such that pressure on the surface of the tab with the finger or thumb transmits an upward force to the lid to disengage the lid from the closed position.10-15-2009
20090001106Dispenser Protector Device - The present invention is a dispenser protector device and method. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention comprises a fastener that is associated with a dispenser spigot, or like device. A shield is formed, or otherwise connected, to the fastener such that when the fastener is mounted to a dispenser spigot, the shield prevents direct contact with the spigot of outside elements. While numerous, differing types of contacts are anticipated and protected against by the present invention, the most typical is that when water bottle openings come in contact with dispenser spigots, which generally occurs when water bottles are being refilled. The present invention protects against such direct contact, and other forms of bacterial transmission. It is anticipated that the present invention may be of varied configuration, size, and material construction.01-01-2009
20130186917Liquid Dispenser - A liquid dispenser efficiently and effectively delivers a liquid treatment to any site to be treated that is situated in hard-to-reach recesses, such as grooves or cracks. The liquid dispenser can be used to deliver a liquid for treatment of hoof thrush in horses. The dispenser comprises a hollow body and a throat, a removable dispenser cap, a nozzle and a dome-shaped tip comprising one or more liquid dispensing orifices. Also disclosed is a method of treating hoof thrush in horses by dispensing hoof thrush treatment from the dispenser into the grooves and cracks of a hoof to be treated. The nozzle reaches into the groove or crack to be treated. The curvature of the dome-shaped tip allows the broadcasting of the liquid thrush treatment through the orifices into all areas of the groove or crack. Further, the shape of the tip discourages clogging with dirt.07-25-2013
222565000 SIFTER, SPRINKLER OR PLURAL OPENING PATTERNS 3
20130068801Powder Container - A powder container includes a container body and first and second insert members. The container body has an inner space for disposal of powder therein. The first insert member has a first surrounding wall inserted fittingly into the inner space, and a first bottom wall formed with at least one through hole. The second insert member has a second bottom wall inserted into the inner space and disposed on the first bottom wall, and a second surrounding wall extending upwardly from the second bottom wall and disposed fittingly and disengageably on the first surrounding wall of the first insert member for blocking passage of the powder to an external environment through the at least one through hole.03-21-2013
20120074179Bottle with Multiple Openings - A bottle includes a reservoir comprising a top main opening, a threaded neck, and a shoulder adjacent the neck; a flexible, disc-shaped dispensing device comprising a central bottom riser; grooves extending from the riser, each groove having an outlet opening, top projecting members each having one end of the outlet opening terminated thereon, and a central recess with the projecting members therearound; an internally threaded retaining ring secured to the neck to fasten the dispensing device on the reservoir with the outlet openings being exposed; and a cap comprising a bottom post inserted into the recess when the cap is secured to the shoulder so as to flexibly deform both the recess and the riser to seal the main opening.03-29-2012
20120074178DISPENSING DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE OPENINGS FOR BOTTLE - A flexible, disc shaped dispensing device for a bottle is provided. The dispensing device includes a central riser on the bottom; a plurality of grooves extending from the central riser; a plurality of projecting members on the top; a plurality of outlet openings each communicating one end of the groove and the projecting member; and a central recess with the projecting members formed therearound, the central recess being under the central riser.03-29-2012
222477000 RETARDED OR DELAYED ACTION FLOW CONTROLLERS OR CLOSURES 2
20120097714LIQUID DOSING APPARATUS - An apparatus and means of repeatedly dispensing controlled doses of liquid.04-26-2012
20110198371LIQUID DOSING DEVICES - A dosing device for dispensing liquid from a container (08-18-2011
222249000 FLOATING PISTON WITH PLURAL OR ALTERNATE DISCHARGE 2
20120298696PREDICTIVE AND ADAPTABLE PRECISION METERING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A metering device and method of modular construction allows ease of set up, maintenance and process changes, without the need for changing structures and/or custom parts and without the need for special tools. The metering device monitors various operating parameters with closed loop computer feedback to enhance piston and pump control for accurate metering, to predict when routine maintenance should be performed to avoid failure, to permit automatic fine tuning of displacement during operation and to enhance production within specification tolerances while minimizing downtime. The piston cylinder assembly within the hard tooling can be readily changed to selectively have different diameter cylinders and pistons and to be readily convertible between macro and micro liquid metering. The metering device with its controls and ease of component changes allows metering systems with multiple metering devices to be easily set up with improved synchronization and accurate mixing ratios.11-29-2012
20100065585LIQUID MATERIAL DISPENSER - Methods and apparatus for dispensing liquid material provide the option to dispense precise and repeatable quantities or volume of material over a wide range of viscosities. In one embodiment, a metering chamber is provided that can be filled and emptied at the same time so as to eliminate time delays between dispensing operations. The material may be under pressure and that pressure is used to fill and empty a metering chamber. In another embodiment, a control device is provided with a metering chamber wherein the control device operates to switch pressurized fluid between two passages to the metering chamber. In a more specific embodiment, the control device may be, for example, a valve, and more specifically in one embodiment a pneumatically actuated spool valve03-18-2010
222189020 WITH SIFTER 2
20100176157SEASONING DISPENSER - Fixed amounts of granular and granulated seasonings are dispensed from a rotatable disc that lies flat or horizontal and which includes a through-hole or void. The void is gravity-filled with granulated seasonings from a hole in the bottom of a hopper. A screen below the disc is formed to have open, through-holes and a solid land. The void in the disc fills with granules when the void is beneath a hole in the hopper but over a solid land thus preventing granules to spill through the disc. Rotation of the disc moves the void away from the land, allowing granules in the void to fall through holes in the screen. A gasket provides a seal between the disc and the hopper. The disc is rotated back and forth around its axis by vertical movement of an actuator about the horizontal hinge.07-15-2010
20120279993NOZZLE FOR APPLYING A POWDER - It is provided a nozzle (11-08-2012
222187000 WITH WICK OR ABSORBENT MATERIAL FEED 1
20120211525DOSING-DEVICE - The invention relates to a measuring device with a container of the aromatic liquid. Dosing-device includes a spout for the release of aroma, and a pump to pump up the aromatic liquid from the container to a cushion, where the aroma from the cushion is delivered to the spout. In one embodiment the dosing-device comprises two spouts separated from each other by a distance proportioned to the nostrils and where the spouts stand out from the container for insertion into the nostrils. This design is particularly well suited to deliver aroma to the nose. The dosing-device is designed to interact with a lid with plugs arranged to seal the spouts. This way the aroma is kept concentrated until its lid is removed for dosing.08-23-2012
222510000 OUTLET ELEMENT IN ONE WALL, ROD ACTUATOR THROUGH CONTAINER INTERIOR AND ANOTHER WALL 1
20080264980Liquid dispenser - A liquid dispenser includes a container having a valved discharge outlet, the valve being actuable remotely by a screw cap of the container, which carries the valve stem. The valve stem is guided in usage during its linear travel between open and closed modes, the guidance being provided in the region of the discharge outlet by an apertured centre boss of a discharge grid.10-30-2008
222542000 WITH PACKING-TYPE SEAL FOR OUTLET 1
20110079618LIQUID DISPENSING MODULE - A liquid dispensing module includes a dispenser body assembly, a flexible seal, a needle, and an actuator. The dispenser body assembly includes a liquid inlet, a discharge outlet, and a flow channel including a valve seat between the inlet and outlet. The flexible seal engages the dispenser body assembly and includes a downstream end. The needle includes an enlarged portion engaging and retaining the downstream end of the flexible seal to place the flexible seal in lengthwise compression between the enlarged portion and the dispenser body assembly. The needle also includes a valve element that moves between open and closed positions. The flexible seal prevents liquid from leaking out of the flow channel.04-07-2011
222502000 SECTIONAL FLOW CONTROLLER OR CLOSURE 1
20130098948CONTAINER HAVING A HANDLE ASSEMBLY - A container includes a body, a panel, and a handle assembly. The body defines a closed volume of the container and further includes at least two opposing walls having a width and longitudinally extending between a first end and a second end of the body. The panel includes an inner surface, a width and a length, and a securing means which fixedly secures the panel to the body. The handle assembly is at least partially disposed within a space created between the panel and the body, the handle assembly having a dispensing aperture, and the handle assembly being slidable within the space. A method of forming a container and a method of dispensing a container are also discussed.04-25-2013
222575000 MISCELLANEOUS (E.G., OUTLET SHAPES) 1
20110036875MATERIAL SHAPING ASSEMBLY - The shape-producing toothpaste dispenser includes a shape template with a length and a plurality of apertures formed within the length and a template-holding toothpaste cap. The plurality of apertures are arranged in a linear configuration with at least two of the plurality of apertures having a shape different from one another and the cap is shaped to removably physically couple to a neck of a toothpaste tube. The cap has a mouth with inwardly-disposed wall elements forming a pair of inwardly-facing U-shaped channels adapted to slidably secure the shape template within. The cap also has an inner surface defining a toothpaste-guiding channel extending through the cap and defining a passageway for passing toothpaste from an interior of the tube through one of the plurality of apertures when the shape template is secured within the mouth.02-17-2011
222476000 SPACED, ALTERNATELY SEATED FLOW CONTROLLERS OR CLOSURES FOR SINGLE OUTLET 1
20110036873Volume metered pour spout - A pour spout including a liquid metering orifice and a reciprocating control valve assembly mounted to prevent “blocked”, “short shot” and “free pour” conditions. The control valve assembly controls a pressure differential to restrain and release a primary flow valve piece. Weight pieces are included at alternative shutter-acting control valve pieces. Other electromechanical and/or electromagnetic and/or permanent magnet control valve assemblies are disclosed. A molded pour spout is also provided having a check ball mounted for reciprocating movement between a plurality of integral ribs that project into a longitudinal flow path. An improved vent assembly is also provided to maintain the pour accuracy with progressively decreasing liquid volume.02-17-2011
222564000 WITH INTERIOR MATERIAL GUIDE OR RESTRICTOR 1
20080245826Method and Silo for Storage and Accumulation of Plastic Bottles or Empty Lightweight Containers - The invention finds application in the field of systems for storage of containers, particularly plastic bottles or empty lightweight containers. The invention relates to a silo (10-09-2008
222460000 FUNNEL-TYPE OUTLET 1
20110163133HOPPER STRUCTURE - The present invention regards a hopper structure for containing and treating loose material, which includes a tubular section, upper in use, a lower tapered section equipped with a suitable discharge mouth, a support device for at least the upper tubular section, and a guide device designed to allow the lower section to move between a closed position against the upper section and an open position removed from the upper section.07-07-2011
222191000 WITH TOOL OR IMPLEMENT HANDLE 1
20110139824POT FOR SINUS CAVITY RINSE - A vessel for use in rinsing a user's nasal cavities includes a main body, a spout extending from the main body, a nozzle attached to the spout, and a handle forming an aperture in communication with the main body. The aperture is sealable by a user to control a flow of a fluid held in the main body out of the nozzle. The nozzle defines an outer skirt deflectable upon engagement with the walls of the user's nasal cavity. A lid is removably engageable with the main body, provides fluid ingress when removed, and creates a watertight seal between the lid and the main body when engaged with the main body. An annular raised periphery may surround the aperture for facilitating sealing of the aperture with the user's finger.06-16-2011
222204000 SIPHON COMBINED WITH DISCHARGE ASSISTANT 1
20090159615Structure for Storing Perishable Liquid - Disclosed herein is a structure for storing and preserving perishable liquids, including a container having a central opening and a plunger, sized and shaped to fit within the central opening. The plunger having means to seal the container and the plunger being slidable thereto. The container having a bottom defining a detent extending toward the central opening. And, the plunger having a bottom end zone with a similar detent. The plunger having a central internal passageway and a cap for sealing one of the passageway. The plunger inducing pressure on the liquid and the cap maintaining the pressure for preserving the liquid.06-25-2009
222189010 WITH FLAME ARRESTER 1
20130087581Flame Arresting and Dispensing Cap for Gel and Liquid Fuels for Ventless Fireplaces - A container-mounted dispensing structure for dispensing gel or liquid fuel into a fuel-containment reservoir of a ventless fireplace. The dispensing structure having an upstream member and a downstream member which are connected to each other. The upstream member defining a plurality of flame-restricting apertures through which fuel exits the container. The downstream member having a substantially larger dispensing aperture. The number of flame-restricting apertures and their size being selected to prevent flame ingress into the container and to allow sufficient flow into a manifold to facilitate single-stream, splash-free flow of fuel from the dispensing aperture into the reservoir.04-11-2013

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