Patents by Inventor Ronald H. Spang, Jr.

Ronald H. Spang, Jr. 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: 20220212217
    Abstract: Dispensers are disclosed that are adapted to be coupled to a reservoir to dispense a fluid contained in the reservoir. A dispenser includes a pump having a pump chamber, an intake conduit, a discharge conduit, and a pulsation dampener. The pulsation dampener includes a housing with an interior volume and an opening. Further, the pulsation dampener includes a spring biased movable piston located in the interior volume and defines a variable volume headspace between the piston and the opening of the pulsation dampener, the opening being in fluid communication with the discharge conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Jerome A. Matter, Ronald H. Spang, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210261320
    Abstract: A trigger overcap assembly includes a housing having a body, a cap secured to an upper end of the housing, and a trigger at least partially disposed within the body. The cap defines two or more flanges extending downwardly from an underside of the cap. The flanges are configured to engage with and retain the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, JR., Richard M. Parysek, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Steven A. Zach
  • Patent number: 11034507
    Abstract: A trigger overcap assembly includes a housing having a body, a cap secured to an upper end of the body, and a trigger at least partially disposed within the body. The trigger includes a manifold having a fluid passageway, and a pivot rod of the trigger is pivotally coupled with a pivot notch of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Richard M. Parysek, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Steven A. Zach
  • Publication number: 20200062489
    Abstract: A trigger overcap assembly includes a housing having a body, a cap secured to an upper end of the body, and a trigger at least partially disposed within the body. The trigger includes a manifold having a fluid passageway, and a pivot rod of the trigger is pivotally coupled with a pivot notch of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Richard M. Parysek, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Steven A. Zach
  • Patent number: 10479964
    Abstract: A self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. In some embodiments, the self-adhering cleaning block includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface, where the material composition of the block may be essentially uniform, and where the material composition of the block may further comprise a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component. In addition, a cleaning article including a self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. Moreover, a method is disclosed. In certain examples the method comprises mixing a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component to form an essentially uniform cleaning composition, and then extruding, pressing or casting the cleaning composition to form a cleaning block having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Cory J. Nelson, Ronald H. Spang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10406545
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser, configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle, and a nozzle slide. The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Matthew T. Mcdonnell, David Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew Thurin, Philip Anthony, III, Aaron Eiger, Evan Thompson, Douglas A. Soller
  • Patent number: 9937289
    Abstract: A method of delivering a medical fluid to a patient includes enabling the attachment of an infusion pump housing to an external support, enabling the viewing of information right-side-up on a display screen of the infusion pump housing, enabling the rotation of the display screen approximately 90 degrees about an axis extending perpendicularly from the display screen, automatically reorienting the information on the display screen so that the information remains right-side-up after rotation, enabling the viewing of the information right-side-up on the display screen after rotation, and enabling the delivery of a flowable material to the patient through an infusion line attached to the infusion pump housing before and after rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Publication number: 20180065132
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser, such as a trigger engine-type dispenser, configured to draw fluid up from a container. A nozzle assembly can include a nozzle, and a nozzle slide. The nozzle slide can be configured to slide and/or rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing modes. In alternative examples, the nozzle can be configured to rotate in 30 degree increments relative to the shroud to provide the different dispensing modes or the nozzle assembly can include a nozzle extension, and the nozzle extension can be configured to rotate relative to the shroud to provide different dispensing patterns out of the nozzle. In another example a first nozzle can be configured to provide one or more dispensing modes, and a second nozzle can be configured to provide a different dispensing mode than the first nozzle. Methods of dispensing fluids and methods of assembling fluid dispensers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, JR., Matthew T. Mcdonnell, David Leifheit, Cory J. Nelson, Matthew Thurin, Philip Anthony, III, Aaron Eiger, Evan Thompson, Douglas A. Soller
  • Patent number: 9643199
    Abstract: A sprayer system includes a trigger sprayer having a trigger, a pump mechanism, and a nozzle. The sprayer system further includes a solvent reservoir for accommodating a solvent substance and a bottle for accommodating a concentrate substance. Further, the solvent reservoir is positioned above the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer and the bottle is positioned below the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Petkus, Bradley J. Barron, Jonathan D. Bellante, Stacey L. Forkner, Hua Han, Palak Pujara, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Mark J. Van Handel, Steven A. Zach
  • Publication number: 20160288147
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for dispensing fluid can include a dispenser (10), such as a trigger engine-type dispenser, configured to draw fluid up from a container to dispense a foam-like spray. The dispenser (10) can be configured to draw fluid up from a container. A dispenser body can be configured to mount the dispenser to the container. The dispenser can include a nozzle (N) having an orifice (230), and a mesh (M) material can be placed on the nozzle (N) over the orifice (230). The mesh (M) material can be formed of a polymeric material in one example, and in another example, the mesh material can be formed of a stainless steel material. A method of assembling a dispenser configured to draw fluid up from a container is also disclosed, which can include providing a dispenser body configured to mount the dispenser to the container, securing a nozzle having an orifice to the dispenser body, and securing a mesh material to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Hofmann, Matthew T. McDonnell, Ronald H. Spang, JR., Janet M. Kujawa, Roberta A. Wick, Stacey A. Verbeten
  • Publication number: 20150352571
    Abstract: A sprayer system includes a trigger sprayer having a trigger, a pump mechanism, and a nozzle. The sprayer system further includes a solvent reservoir for accommodating a solvent substance and a bottle for accommodating a concentrate substance. Further, the solvent reservoir is positioned above the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer and the bottle is positioned below the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Petkus, Bradley J. Barron, Jonathan D. Bellante, Stacey L. Forkner, Hua Han, Palak Pujara, Ronald H. Spang, JR., Mark J. Van Handel, Steven A. Zach
  • Publication number: 20150073378
    Abstract: A method of delivering a medical fluid to a patient includes enabling the attachment of an infusion pump housing to an external support, enabling the viewing of information right-side-up on a display screen of the infusion pump housing, enabling the rotation of the display screen approximately 90 degrees about an axis extending perpendicularly from the display screen, automatically reorienting the information on the display screen so that the information remains right-side-up after rotation, enabling the viewing of the information right-side-up on the display screen after rotation, and enabling the delivery of a flowable material to the patient through an infusion line attached to the infusion pump housing before and after rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: John Gillespie, JR., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, JR., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Patent number: 8888738
    Abstract: An infusion pump including a drive mechanism; an assembly operable with the drive mechanism, the assembly configured to deliver a flowable material to a patient; a mountable housing holding the drive mechanism and configured at its front side to receive the assembly and at its backside to mount in either a first orientation or a second orientation to an external support, wherein the housing supports the drive mechanism and the assembly in each of the orientations; a controller operably connected to the housing; and a display operably connected to the controller and supported by the front side of the housing, the display configured to be rotatably responsive so that information displayed by the display is oriented right-side-up regardless of whether the assembly is in the first orientation or the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Patent number: 8696632
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing; a user interface carried by the housing; a pump actuator positioned by the housing so as to be able to actuate a medical fluid pump member; and wherein the user interface and the pump actuator are powered interchangeably by a first, rechargeable battery unit and a second battery unit, both the first and second battery units configured to power the user interface and the pump actuator at a place for which outside power is unavailable, and such that the user interface and the pump actuator can be powered by the second battery unit while the first battery unit is being recharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Patent number: 8382447
    Abstract: An infusion pump uses an improved shuttle mechanism to more reliably pump liquids in low volumes for medical and other purposes. The improved shuttle uses linear translation and wider, symmetric jaws to grasp infusate tubing and pump liquid infusate through the tubing. Adjustment of the linear motion allows a user to also adjust a pumping volume of the infusion pump. Other shuttles with wider jaws may also pump infusate using a rotary motion. In addition, more than one shuttle, such as two or three shuttles, may be used to approximate continuous pumping. A series of several smaller linear shuttles with sequential actuation may be used as a linear peristaltic pump for general peristaltic pump applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Zhengyan Wang, Surya Pratap Rai, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Peter Bojan, David G. Zabel, Joseph Allen Carmichael, Ralph LaBedz
  • Patent number: D841471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Meghan Marie McGuire, Corey A. Cote, Lauren M. Mastroeni
  • Patent number: D845135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Meghan Marie McGuire, Corey A. Cote, Lauren M. Mastroeni
  • Patent number: D880298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Richard M. Parysek, Steven A. Zach, Marilyn M. Johnson, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Neema Pourian, Jose L. Padilla, Katherine A. Reiser
  • Patent number: D896084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Richard M. Parysek, Steven A. Zach, Marilyn M. Johnson, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Neema Pourian, Jose L. Padilla, Katherine A. Reiser
  • Patent number: D908491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Richard M. Parysek, Steven A. Zach, Marilyn M. Johnson, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Neema Pourian, Jose L. Padilla, Katherine A. Reiser