Patents by Inventor Linn D. Wanbaugh

Linn D. Wanbaugh 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: 20190351439
    Abstract: A battery-operated dispenser includes a shell with a moveable slider for extending a barrel of the dispenser to allow targeted application of a fluid or product from a container to which the dispenser is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bailey, Bryan K. FIelds, William L. Driskell, Linn D. Wanbaugh, Connie Tran
  • Patent number: 10369580
    Abstract: A battery operated dispenser includes a shell with a moveable slider for extending a barrel of the dispenser to allow targeted application of a fluid or product from a container to which the dispenser is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bailey, Bryan K. Fields, William L. Driskell, Linn D. Wanbaugh, Connie Tran
  • Patent number: 9475635
    Abstract: An actuator with an anti-drool valve is provided for attaching to or mounting on an aerosol container. Aerosol actuators, and more recently trigger actuated aerosol actuators, may include a manifold which fits to or communicates with a valve on an aerosol container or can. Aerosol containers or cans typically contain a propellant such as a compressed gas or a volatile hydrocarbon. The contents of the container, along with the propellant, are held in the container by a container valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: William L. Driskell, David Dejong, Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Publication number: 20160296956
    Abstract: A battery operated dispenser includes a shell with a moveable slider for extending a barrel of the dispenser to allow targeted application of a fluid or product from a container to which the dispenser is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bailey, Bryan K. Fields, William L. Driskell, Linn D. Wanbaugh, Connie Tran
  • Publication number: 20160009479
    Abstract: An actuator with an anti-drool valve is provided for attaching to or mounting on an aerosol container. Aerosol actuators, and more recently trigger actuated aerosol actuators, may include a manifold which fits to or communicates with a valve on an aerosol container or can. Aerosol containers or cans typically contain a propellant such as a compressed gas or a volatile hydrocarbon. The contents of the container, along with the propellant, are held in the container by a container valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: William L. DRISKELL, David DEJONG, Linn D. WANBAUGH
  • Patent number: 9199783
    Abstract: Snap fitment systems (500) and valve systems (200, 800) for holding valves, pumps, sprayers, or other devices to a container (100) may include plastic components which snap to a container allowing the valve system to be used to evacuate product in the container or allowing the valve system to be used to fill and evacuate product in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: WestRock Dispensing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Linn D. Wanbaugh, David L. DeJong
  • Patent number: 8985405
    Abstract: A snap fitment system for attaching a closure such as a valve body to a container may include one or more fingers attached to the valve body and held in a securing position about the container by a retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Publication number: 20110101036
    Abstract: Snap fitment systems (500) and valve systems (200, 800) for holding valves, pumps, sprayers, or other devices to a container (100) may include plastic components which snap to a container allowing the valve system to be used to evacuate product in the container or allowing the valve system to be used to fill and evacuate product in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Linn D. Wanbaugh, David L. Dejong
  • Patent number: 7686237
    Abstract: A manually operated sprayer for a container of liquid to be sprayed includes variable volume pump means having liquid inlet and outlet means for discharging the contents of the container. The sprayer further includes a control module having product and vent valves reciprocably disposed therein, the product and vent valves being simultaneously reciprocable by means of the manual actuator between valve open and valve closed positions. In the valve open position, the product and vent valves respectively prevent flow of product and air respectively into the liquid inlet means and into a vent passage in communication between atmosphere and an interior of the container, and in the vent closed position, the product and vent valves respectively enable flow of product and air respectively into the liquid inlet means and into the vent passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Linn D. Wanbaugh, Robert J. Good, Steve Sweeton
  • Patent number: 7631789
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a dispensing system for connecting a remote power sprayer to a container of liquid, a flexible delivery tube includes one end non-removably connected to a remote retainer and the other end non-removably connected to a connector hose. The remote retainer and connector hose each include strain relief elements which respectively include a retainer adaptor and a connector adaptor for relieving the connection strain between the tube, the remote retainer and connector hose, as the power sprayer is being pulled and maneuvered during use. In a second embodiment, the flexible delivery tube includes one end non-removably connected to a remote retainer and the other end disposed freely in a container, but plugged onto a connector hose and including a spring weight slidably disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. Dodd, Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Publication number: 20090001103
    Abstract: A snap fitment system for attaching a closure such as a valve body to a container may include one or more fingers attached to the valve body and held in a securing position about the container by a retaining ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Patent number: 7255294
    Abstract: A three part housing for a battery powered spray head includes a left half shell, a right half shell and a hinged top. The batteries are located in the upper portion of the housing below the hinged top (battery cover). The inner front of the top is provided with a downward depending latch member and a spring biased latch member is provided inside the housing. The spring biased latch member is actuated by inserting a pin (or stylus) through a hole in one of the half shells. This prevents accidental opening of the battery cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Steve L. Sweeton, Linn D. Wanbaugh, David DeJong
  • Patent number: 7175111
    Abstract: A manually operated sprayer for a container of liquid to be sprayed includes variable volume pump means having liquid inlet and outlet means for discharging the contents of the container. The sprayer further includes a control module having product and vent valves reciprocably disposed therein, the product and vent valves being simultaneously reciprocable by means of the manual actuator between valve open and valve closed positions. In the valve open position, the product and vent valves respectively prevent flow of product and air respectively into the liquid inlet means and into a vent passage in communication between atmosphere and an interior of the container, and in the vent closed position, the product and vent valves respectively enable flow of product and air respectively into the liquid inlet means and into the vent passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Linn D. Wanbaugh, Robert J. Good, Steve Sweeton
  • Patent number: 6833072
    Abstract: A flexible dip tube for a hand held sprayer has a filter element with a projection extending into the distal end of the dib tube for frictionally mounting the filter element thereto, the other end of the filter element extending beyond the distal end and containing filter material in communication with the interior of the tube, and a weight surrounding both the distal end and the projection of the filter element or weighting down the distal end during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Krestine, Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Patent number: 6116472
    Abstract: A trigger actuated pump sprayer has a reduced number of parts to render it low cost without compromising any pump function. A combined inlet/discharge valve unit is located in a liquid passageway leading from the inlet end of the pump body. The unit has a pair of axially spaced apart frusto-conical valve skirts diverging outwardly from the common stem on which the valve skirts are provided. The valve skirts straddle a pump chamber port, and the unit may be mounted in place by a dip tube retainer or the retainer may be eliminated with the unit coupled to the pump body itself, fixed in the passageway directly by the dip tube, or made integral with the unit. The trigger actuator has an integral piston return spring, the actuator being fixed to the pump body, and the trigger lever of the actuator being coupled to the pump piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Calmar Inc.
    Inventors: Linn D. Wanbaugh, Joseph K. Dodd
  • Patent number: 5715812
    Abstract: A respiratory apparatus (10) operable for delivering a breathable gas to the airway of a patient includes a status monitor (24,26) for determining the status of usage of the unit by the patient and a timer (32) for determining the accumulated time of usage of the unit by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett
    Inventors: Joseph Deighan, Steven L. Phillips, Linn D. Wanbaugh, Philip M. Metzler
  • Patent number: 5517983
    Abstract: A respiratory apparatus (10) operable for delivering a breathable gas to the airway of a patient includes a status monitor (24,26) for determining the status of usage of the unit by the patient and a timer (32) for determining the accumulated time of usage of the unit by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Puritan Bennett Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Deighan, Steven L. Phillips, Linn D. Wanbaugh, Philip M. Metzler