Patents by Inventor Jean-Pierre Yquel

Jean-Pierre Yquel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20100025495
    Abstract: A device for spraying at least one substance onto a medium, the device comprising a supply of vector gas and at least one substance feed member suitable for communicating with a supply of said substance, the substance being sucked from the supply by suction established in the vicinity of the substance feed member by means of the vector gas being emitted, wherein the vector gas is emitted through at least two gas outlet orifices whose respective positions are selected in such a manner that the vector gas jets emitted by said orifices meet one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Philippe Bonningue, Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 7364055
    Abstract: A tilting valve for dispensing a product from a pressurized container includes an opening/closing element with at least two inlet apertures. The opening/closing element is capable, in response to a force transmitted to the opening/closing element laterally to a longitudinal axis of the tilting valve, of moving from a closed position to a first open position in which the product under pressure is dispensed at a first flow rate. The opening/closing element is further capable, in response to a force transmitted to the opening/closing element parallel to the longitudinal axis, of moving from the closed position to a second open position in which the product is dispensed at a second flow rate different from the first flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Yquel, Guiseppe Dalsant
  • Patent number: 7159796
    Abstract: A device for spraying at least one substance onto a medium includes a supply of vector gas, a substance feed in communication with a supply of the substance and at least one shutter which interrupts communication between the substance feed and the supply of substance. The substance can be sucked from the supply by suction established in the vicinity of the substance feed by emission of the vector gas. The vector gas is emitted from at least one gas outlet orifice located in the vicinity of the substance feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 7014072
    Abstract: Valves for use with a pressurized receptacle are disclosed comprising a housing including an orifice for dispensing a fluid, a shutter disposed in the housing and movable along the axis of the housing under the action of gravity between a closed position in which the shutter substantially closes the orifice when the valve is in a predetermined orientation and a dispensing position in which the shutter releases the orifice, and at least one surface adapted to prevent movement of the shutter parallel to the axis of the housing over at least a portion of the patch between the closed position and the dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 6776313
    Abstract: Valves for use in a pressurized receptacle are disclosed including a housing and an orifice in the housing for dispensing a fluid, a shutter disposed in the housing and movable along the axis of the housing under the action of gravity between a closed position in which the shutter substantially closes the orifice when the valve is in a predetermined orientation and a dispensing position in which the shutter releases the orifice, and an absorber disposed downstream from the shutter relative to the direction of flow of the fluid, the absorber adapted to absorb a propellant gas contained within the fluid and for releasing propellant gas upon a decreasing pressure in the area adjacent to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20040124217
    Abstract: A tilting valve for dispensing a product from a pressurized container includes an opening/closing element with at least two inlet apertures. The opening/closing element is capable, in response to a force transmitted to the opening/closing element laterally to a longitudinal axis of the tilting valve, of moving from a closed position to a first open position in which the product under pressure is dispensed at a first flow rate. The opening/closing element is further capable, in response to a force transmitted to the opening/closing element parallel to the longitudinal axis, of moving from the closed position to a second open position in which the product is dispensed at a second flow rate different from the first flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Yquel, Guiseppe Dalsant
  • Publication number: 20040074930
    Abstract: Valves for use in a pressurized receptacle are disclosed including a housing and an orifice in the housing for dispensing a fluid, a shutter disposed in the housing and movable along the axis of the housing under the action of gravity between a closed position in which the shutter substantially closes the orifice when the valve is in a predetermined orientation and a dispensing position in which the shutter releases the orifice, and an absorber disposed downstream from the shutter relative to the direction of flow of the fluid, the absorber adapted to absorb a propellant gas contained within the fluid and for releasing propellant gas upon a decreasing pressure in the area adjacent to the absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20040074929
    Abstract: Valves for use with a pressurized receptacle are disclosed comprising a housing including an orifice for dispensing a fluid, a shutter disposed in the housing and movable along the axis of the housing under the action of gravity between a closed position in which the shutter substantially closes the orifice when the valve is in a predetermined orientation and a dispensing position in which the shutter releases the orifice, and at least one surface adapted to prevent movement of the shutter parallel to the axis of the housing over at least a portion of the patch between the closed position and the dispensing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 6607012
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a liquid comprises a receptacle and apparatus for refilling the receptacle with compressed air, the receptacle being provided with a filling valve. The liquid to be dispensed and the air under pressure are contained inside the receptacle separately in different spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20030085302
    Abstract: A device for spraying at least one substance onto a medium includes a supply of vector gas, a substance feed in communication with a supply of the substance and at least one shutter which interrupts communication between the substance feed and the supply of substance. The substance can be sucked from the supply by suction established in the vicinity of the substance feed by emission of the vector gas. The vector gas is emitted from at least one gas outlet orifice located in the vicinity of the substance feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20030071080
    Abstract: A valve for dispensing a product contained in a pressurized container includes a valve body, an actuatable valving member, and an outlet passage. The valving member may be moveable between a closed position and at least two open positions. The at least two open positions may include a first open position where product is dispensed at a first flow rate and a second open position where product is dispensed at a second flow rate different from the first flow rate. The outlet passage may be selectively communicable with at least a portion of an interior of the valve body. The valving member may comprise a piston axially moveable inside the valve body between the closed position where the piston sealingly isolates said at least a portion of the interior of the valve body from the outlet passage and a position, chosen at least from the first and second open positions, where fluid communication is established between the portion of the interior of the valve body and the outlet passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 6520377
    Abstract: A dispenser for separately packing at least two components and allowing the selective dispensing of either component or both components together via a propellant gas is provided. The dispenser includes a rigid outer vessel and an inner container arranged inside the outer vessel. The outer vessel contains one component, the inner container contains the other component and the propellant gas is arranged in at least the outer vessel. A dispensing valve is configured to be placed in selective communication with the outer vessel, the inner container, or both the outer vessel and inner container, for example, via first and/or second feed orifices, and communicates with a dispensing path. A valve actuator is provided, the dispenser being capable, when the dispensing valve is in communication with the rigid outer vessel, of dispensing substantially only propellant gas so as to clean out the dispensing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 6502726
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging and dispensing device fitted with a dispenser head. The dispenser head is made at least in part out of a filled plastics material containing a filler whose density is not less than that of the plastics material, the nature and/or the content of the filler being selected in such a manner as to diminish and/or modify the operating noise of the dispenser head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20020185501
    Abstract: A device includes a first container, a second container arranged at least partially inside the first container, a dispensing valve including an outlet, and a one-way valve disposed between the first compartment and the second compartment. At least one of the first container and the second container defines a first compartment configured to contain a pressurized first product and a second compartment configured to contain a pressurized second product isolated from the first product. The dispensing valve is configured to be actuated and is configured to selectively enable at least one of the first product and the second product to flow to the outlet in response to actuation of the dispensing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20020104898
    Abstract: A device for spraying at least one substance onto a medium, the device comprising a supply of vector gas and at least one substance feed member suitable for communicating with a supply of said substance, the substance being sucked from the supply by suction established in the vicinity of the substance feed member by means of the vector gas being emitted, wherein the vector gas is emitted through at least two gas outlet orifices whose respective positions are selected in such a manner that the vector gas jets emitted by said orifices meet one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: L'oreal
    Inventors: Philippe Bonningue, Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20010027981
    Abstract: A dispenser for separately packing at least two components and allowing the selective dispensing of either component or both components together via a propellant gas is provided. The dispenser includes a rigid outer vessel and an inner container arranged inside the outer vessel. The outer vessel contains one component, the inner container contains the other component and the propellant gas is arranged in at least the outer vessel. A dispensing valve is configured to be placed in selective communication with the outer vessel, the inner container, or both the outer vessel and inner container, for example, via first and/or second feed orifices, and communicates with a dispensing path. A valve actuator is provided, the dispenser being capable, when the dispensing valve is in communication with the rigid outer vessel, of dispensing substantially only propellant gas so as to clean out the dispensing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Publication number: 20010013379
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a liquid comprises a receptacle and apparatus for refilling the receptacle with compressed air, the receptacle being provided with a filling valve. The liquid to be dispensed and the air under pressure are contained inside the receptacle separately in different spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 6073804
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing a fluid, including a receptacle containing a shrinkable bag suitable for shrinking as the quantity of fluid contained inside it diminishes, the device also including extraction means opening out to the inside of the bag. Inside the bag, the device includes a free body whose buoyancy is selected so that it takes up a position close to the extraction means when the device is in use for dispensing a quantity of fluid, the shape and the dimensions of the body also being selected so as to prevent the bag from tearing as it shrinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel
  • Patent number: 5975356
    Abstract: A pressurized container (1) containing a fluid product to be dispensed and a propellant gas. The container includes a valve for dispensing the product that includes a heat-sensitive safety device (D) for opening the valve and causing the inside of the container to permanently communicate with the atmosphere when the temperature inside the container exceeds a predetermined threshold temperature. The safety device (D) includes a stopper (106) made of a material that is thermodeformable at the threshold temperature. The stopper closes an orifice (105) in an actuating stem of the valve when the threshold temperature is not exceeded, and opens the orifice when the threshold temperature is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Yquel, Pierre-Andre Lasserre
  • Patent number: 5695096
    Abstract: Valve (3) for dispensing a product using a propellent gas, comprising a chamber (5) communicating with the product, in which chamber there is mounted a nozzle stem element (7) fitted with an ejection passageway (11a, 11b) placing the outside in communication with the chamber, the nozzle stem element being urged by a spring (13) towards a first position in which the passageway is closed; an additional gas intake orifice (14); a moving annular seal (15) arranged on the nozzle stem element and, in the position of rest, closing off the orifice and dividing the chamber into a first compartment (A) and a second compartment (B), the chamber and the nozzle stem element in a second position placing the orifice and the outside in communication for letting the gas out, the first and second compartments being separated, structure (C) for temporary communication being provided in the chamber, this structure being inoperative in the first and second positions and operative in a third position of the nozzle stem element to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Yquel