With Common Discharge Patents (Class 222/145.1)
  • Publication number: 20090039104
    Abstract: A device (10) for concurrently depositing different semi-solid products (12, 14) and 16 in a container (18) in respective vertically-oriented, distinct, homogeneous masses includes first and second inlet ports (24) and (26) provided at an upper end of a main filler tube (20) and first and second filler tube outlet ports disposed in a nozzle-form outlet opening (52) at a lower distal end of the main filler tube (20). A dividing insert is carried within the main filler tube (20) in a generally vertical orientation in a position separating the tube (20) into first and second channels. The first and second channels provide fluid communication between the first inlet port (24) and the first outlet port and between the second inlet port (26) and the second outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Edward Genewick, Kenneth Paul McDonald
  • Patent number: 7481333
    Abstract: A propellant actuated dual fluid cartridge which does not need a separate dispensing mechanism is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Marc A. Goldberg, Curt Metzbower, Peter Ngu, Robert W. Springhorn
  • Publication number: 20090020561
    Abstract: The dispensing appliance for a double syringe includes double plungers (4) connected by a thrust plate (5) and a flange holder (6) having a guiding slot (8) for receiving the retaining flange (9) of the double syringe (1) and at least one finger rest grip (7). Such a dispensing appliance allows an easier dispensing especially of smaller double syringes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Publication number: 20080314927
    Abstract: An alcoholic beverage dispenser for receiving individual containers and dispensing alcohol from one or more of the received containers comprising a base having multiple compartments therein each for receiving the individual containers therein. A valve having a valve stem extending therefrom is coupled around the opening of each individual container and each container is in turn connected with a dispensing system within the base. The dispensing system receives liquid from each individual container and dispenses the received liquid through a receiving outlet such as a tap, drink dispenser, or an individual glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Gary D. Martin
  • Publication number: 20080272150
    Abstract: A spray system is disclosed having a housing and a blower motor and a pump assembly within the housing. A first output line is in fluid communication with the blower motor to provide a low-pressure stream of air. A second output line is in fluid communication with the pump assembly to provide a low-pressure fluid. An egress is attached to the housing, and the low-pressure fluid joins with the low-pressure stream of air and exits the housing through the egress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Klaus Karl Hahn, Michael R. Gardner, Charles Keith Long
  • Patent number: 7435027
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for storing and dispensing a plurality of cosmetic masses includes an applicator container and an applicator tip; and methods for making the same. The applicator container includes a first reservoir having an elongate portion that is disposed in a second reservoir having a neck portion. The applicator tip includes an outer portion and an inner portion having an inlet and an outlet that is fluidly connected by a shaft having at least one wall. The outer portion engages the neck portion and the elongate portion is disposed in the shaft thereby defining a channel that is fluidly connected to the second reservoir between the elongate portion and the at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Cosmolab Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin J. Hetzel
  • Publication number: 20080194908
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compositions and methods of use by which the compositions of this invention are applied topically to one or more body parts of at least two individuals who bring said body parts into contact with the other individual and, when said body parts come into contact with each other, permit the formulations to interact and thereby achieve an unexpected sensation to each individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Nawaz Ahmad, Cheng-Ji Cui, Bryant Ison, Elysha Huntington, Anthony Corwin Yumul, Jeffrey Lawrence Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 7395948
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for pumping of fluid by a single pump from a plurality of storage tanks in situations where some of the tanks should be pumped simultaneously at predefined, equal or unequal flow rates, and where some of the tanks should be pumped sequentially, in an orderly manner. The system needs no restrictors or valves to determine the flow rate or the sequence of pumping. In some embodiments, the rate of flow out of the pump does not change when one tank becomes empty before another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Meir Kogan
  • Patent number: 7387681
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a liquid, which handles a minimum amount of liquid without wasting it and to dispense and spray an exact amount of the liquid without precipitating solid particles. The method including the steps of regulating a flow rate of liquid in a flow passage by orifices 8-1, 8-2 while letting the liquid flow through flow passages 10-1 and 10-2 between syringes 5-1 and 5-2 by applying a pressure of 0.001 MPa to 10 MPa to liquid 6 including solid particles and filled in one syringe vessel 5-1 and by setting a pressure of liquid in the other syringe 5-2 at a lower level than the pressure of liquid in the syringe 5-1 and dispensing the liquid from the flow passage by an auto dispensing valve 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Matsunaga, Takayuki Aoyagi, Kouki Terao
  • Patent number: 7377404
    Abstract: A modular dispensing device for mixing and dispensing reactive components includes a body, a triggering device, a dispensing cartridge, a control device, and a modular mixing assembly. The modular mixing assembly includes a primary central body shaped to accept the dispensing cartridge, the primary central body having a pair of opposed primary central body passages, two modular valve blocks to channel flow of a fluid from external sources to one of the primary central body passages, a secondary central body assembly attached to a downstream end of the primary central body, and a modular tip adapter mounted to the secondary central body and surrounding a tip of the dispensing cartridge and having an adapter passage for the flow of fluid to mix with fluid exiting the dispensing cartridge tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond C. Cherfane
  • Patent number: 7377383
    Abstract: A mixing container wherein two or more chamber members each contain a material to be mixed. A first chamber member has a threaded port. A second chamber member has a threaded neck which is threadedly receivable in the port to threadedly connect the chamber members. The neck has a terminal opening. A sealing member covers the opening. The first chamber member has a frangible portion which sealingly closes an inner end of the port and which is broken is as the neck bears there against as the neck is threadedly received in the port. A blade on the first chamber member punctures the neck sealing member as the neck sealing member bears against the blade as the neck is threadedly received in the port. This allows the materials in the chamber members to flow between the chamber members to be mixed. The container may also have an opening for dispensing the substance mixed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: John R. Henry
  • Publication number: 20080119799
    Abstract: An eyewash system for dispensing an eyewash fluid is disclosed. The eyewash system comprises a dispensing assembly having an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a valve configurable between an open position and a closed position. The eyewash system also comprises a first tank in communication with the inlet portion of the dispensing assembly, and a second tank in communication with the inlet portion of the dispensing assembly. The outlet portion is configured to dispense eyewash fluid from both the first tank and the second tank when the valve is configured in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy E. Perrin, Gerard Val Madritsch, Theodore E. Dhein, Jeffery S. Jaworski
  • Publication number: 20080105708
    Abstract: A fluid supply container that can continuously apply pressure to a fluid stored therein and enhance the supply rate of the fluid to a liquid acceptor is provided. Also, a fuel cell system including the fluid supply container is provided. A fluid supply container 1 includes a fluid storage unit 20 and a pressurizing mechanism 30 for pressurizing the fluid storage unit 20 and supplies a fluid stored in the fluid storage unit 20 to a fluid acceptor. The fluid storage unit 20 includes a first storage chamber 21 and a second storage chamber 22 defined by a flexible member 23 and connected to the first storage chamber 21 so as to allow the fluid to flow to/from the first storage chamber 21. The flexible member 23 is reversed by means of pressurization by the pressurizing mechanism 30 so that the flexible member 23 enters the first storage chamber 21, thereby reducing the volume of the fluid storage unit 20 storing the fluid. The fuel cell system uses this fluid supply container 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: NIX, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Ebikawa, Toru Takahashi, Junji Oyama, Nobuo Katsuura
  • Patent number: 7353760
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing multiple types of seed, fertilizer or other materials from an agricultural vehicle is disclosed. The system includes first and second sources holding the first and second materials, respectively, a plurality of distribution units, and a nurse distribution mechanism coupled between the sources and the distribution units by which each of the first and second materials from the respective first and second sources can be transmitted to the plurality of distribution units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dean J Mayerle, Ronald N Engen, Allen W Evans
  • Patent number: 7347149
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing multiple types of seed, fertilizer or other materials from an agricultural vehicle is disclosed. The system includes first and second sources holding the first and second materials, respectively, a plurality of distribution units, and a nurse distribution mechanism coupled between the sources and the distribution units by which each of the first and second materials from the respective first and second sources can be transmitted to the plurality of distribution units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dean J Mayerle, Ronald N Engen, Allen W Evans
  • Patent number: 7338226
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerosol can containing a two-component paint with an aerosol preparation, in particular for use in the automotive industry and for automotive repairs. Said aerosol can contains a binding agent component and a curing component. The binding agent component contains a curable epoxy parent component, solvents and a propellant and the curing component contains a cross-linking agent, which is suitable for curing the epoxy binding agent. The curing component is housed separately from the binding agent component in a cross-linking casing, which is located in the aerosol paint can and can be activated externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Kwasny
  • Patent number: 7337921
    Abstract: A closure for a container having an opening includes a base cap and an overcap that form a sealed chamber adjacent the opening that is isolated from the contents of the container. The base cap includes an outer skirt having container-engaging structure, a cylindrical well, a frangible membrane connected to the well along an inclined line of weakness and by a hinge member. The hinge member includes a pocket extending downward adjacent lower and upper terminuses of the line of weakness. The overcap includes a body having gripping structure, an inner skirt received within and rotatably connected to the well, and a cutting member depending from a lower end of the inner skirt received within the pocket such that the cutting member extends below the upper terminus. The cutting member severs the line of weakness upon substantial rotation of the overcap with respect to the base cap. A method of using the closure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Xiaoli Ma
  • Patent number: 7331488
    Abstract: An apparatus for selective eductive dispensing of multiple chemical fluids from separate fluid containers includes a motive fluid inlet; an eductor in fluid communication with said motive fluid inlet; a selector switch defining at least one inlet and an outlet therein, said inlet and outlet in fluid communication with one another and said outlet in fluid communication with said eductor and wherein said selector switch inlet is in selective fluid communication with said fluid containers depending on the position of the selector switch; and a valve located between said motive fluid inlet and said eductor, said valve selectively opened and closed by movement of said selector switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Dema Engineering Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Naslund, James Schuleter
  • Patent number: 7328726
    Abstract: The invention provides processes for delivering a blend of two or more compressed gas streams to a receiving vessel at a preset ramp rate under pressure regulation control in response to cumulative mass ratio when at least two of the streams have different compositions or instantaneous measured temperature when the streams have the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Perry Cohen, Edward Clyde Heydorn
  • Patent number: 7320414
    Abstract: A beverage dispense system has a dispense nozzle with inlet sections for connection to beverage supplies that merge into an outlet section sized to match the flows such that a unit volume of beverage can be dispensed more quickly. The inlet sections are provided with separate valves controlling the flow so that beverage can be dispensed through either one or both inlet sections. The nozzle is automatically drained on completion of a dispense by air admitted to the nozzle via a passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Terrence Robert Davis
  • Patent number: 7311225
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering a non-carbonated beverage mixture comprises a manifold having a mixing chamber. A first inlet orifice is in communication with and is sized to admit a metered flow of a first liquid into the mixing chamber. A second inlet orifice is in communication with and is sized to admit a metered flow of a second liquid into the mixing chamber. The first and second liquids are combined into a mixture in the mixing chamber. An outlet communicates with the mixing chamber. The mixture exits the manifold through the outlet. A first constant flow valve is in communication with the first inlet orifice and is configured to provide a constant flow of the first liquid to the first inlet. A second constant flow valve is in communication with the second inlet orifice and is configured to provide a constant flow of the second liquid to the second inlet. A dispensing mechanism is in communication with the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: John R. Newton
  • Patent number: 7287671
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser modular manifold routes carbonated water and non-carbonated water to a plurality of outlet ports for dispensing water for mixing with syrup and dispensing a beverage. A selector allows a store owner or manager to set the manifold to dispense one of carbonated water and non-carbonated water for each mixing and dispensing nozzle in the beverage dispenser. The manifold may be combined with similar manifolds to provide as many dispensing stations as desired in a beverage dispenser. Syrup modular manifolds may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Morrow, Sr., Jerry L. Landers, William Derek Slone
  • Patent number: 7237693
    Abstract: A dual fluid cartridge for storing and dispensing fluids in unequal ratios is disclosed. The dual fluid cartridge disclosed defines two fluid chambers for a fluid to be held in greater amount and defines another fluid chamber for a fluid to be held in lesser amount. The two fluid chambers holding the fluid of greater amount are in fluid communication with one another through a delivery channel. Because of this arrangement, the dual fluid cartridge is very suitable and highly effective in situations where a dual fluid cartridge is needed to store and dispense fluids of unequal ratios (e.g. a 10:1 ratio, a 9:1 ratio, an 8:1 ratio, a 7:1 ratio etc.). With such an arrangement, the amount of space wasted in the cartridge is minimized, which maximizes the amount of fluids that can be stored in the cartridge. As a result, the total final product that can be dispensed from the dual fluid cartridge is also maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Tah Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Brennan, Phillip W. Hamilton, Jason E. Henning, Daniel William Mottram, Dwayne J. Pulcine, Robert W. Springhom
  • Patent number: 7225946
    Abstract: An improved microprocessor-controlled dual piston-pump viscous fluid dispensing system as for dispensing uniform sealing beads and the like (as well as other types of uniform deposits), wherein the pressure throughout the fluid path is maintained constant including during the switching alternately between filled and emptying pumps of the pair, assuring a constant dispensing rate, including during the switchover of the pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: DTIC Dispensing Technologiesa a Division of Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Gardos
  • Patent number: 7201292
    Abstract: A liquid flow-restriction device has a plurality of flow-restriction passages connected to a common outlet. Each flow-restriction passage has a magnetically operable valve having a valve member movable between an open position and a closed position. The valves are operated by a common actuating element selectively positionable with respect to the valve members to open the valves. The actuating element is a permanent magnet. The device is simple and allows easy selection of a flow rate to a dilution dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry William Crossdale, Christopher John Webb
  • Patent number: 7191917
    Abstract: A metering device or a metering element, in particular for metering substances in the compiling of combinatory material libraries, described as comprising a metering element having a supply vessel, open on one side, for holding the substances to be metered, and a plunger, which is axially displaceable and reversibly seals the opening of the supply vessel and which has at least one, preferably centered metering orifice for metering the substances provided in the supply vessel, the supply vessel and/or the plunger having an accommodation as contact point for a mechanical gripping device. Moreover, a metering method is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 7175049
    Abstract: A combination container and container cap (10) includes a container cap (11) having a deformable cover (14) on which a plurality of levers (15) are operatively connected. The levers (15) move from a first position to a second position, wherein the levers (15) move downward and radially outward to puncture a membrane (20) thereby allowing the substance in the container cap (11) to mix with a liquid (102) in a cavity (101) of a container (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Hormel Foods, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin R. Kastenschmidt, Charles D. Weber, Dennis P. Vosen
  • Patent number: 7172095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled flow re-sealable bottle closures containing a beverage concentrate for use in mixing flavored water-based beverages at or near the point of consumption by activation of a mixing mechanism allowing the contents of the bottle to co-mingle with the beverage concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Christopher John Marshall
  • Patent number: 7159743
    Abstract: A device for injecting additive fluids into a stream of a primary fluid as it passes through a common central bore is characterized by a series of specially formed layers each having a particular fluid flow pattern formed therein. The layers are registered one above the other and sandwiched together to form an integral unit in which there are separate fluid flow channels for each of a desired number of additive fluids. Each channel has an inlet for receiving fluid from an associated pressurized source and a plurality of outlets terminating in angularly spaced relationship around an interior perimeter surface of the common bore. A selection mechanism provides for choosing a desired additive fluid for injection into the primary fluid in a manner coordinated with the flow of the primary fluid through the common bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: IMI Cornelius Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Brandt, Scott Sevcik
  • Patent number: 7152758
    Abstract: A dispense system stores a scented material or materials and is provided with an electrical interface that is compatible with a hand-held device. The dispense system can be connected to the hand-held device and driven with the help of the hand-held device to dispense the scented material. The dispense system can be configured to store different scented materials that can be mixed to create different scents. Logic within the hand-held device supports the mixing and dispensing of the scented materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Avago Technologies Wireless IP (Singapore) Pte. ltd.
    Inventors: Ronald Shane Fazzio, Richard Ruby, Kevin Patrick Killeen, Daniel B. Roitman, Jeremy Alfred Theil
  • Patent number: 7140310
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing multiple types of seed, fertilizer or other materials from an agricultural vehicle is disclosed. The system includes first and second sources holding the first and second materials, respectively, a plurality of distribution units, and a nurse distribution mechanism coupled between the sources and the distribution units by which each of the first and second materials from the respective first and second sources can be transmitted to the plurality of distribution units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dean J. Mayerle, Ronald N. Engen, Allen W. Evans
  • Patent number: 7097075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for storing and dispensing a flowable composition. Said device comprises a first (1) and a second film (2), a dispensing zone (4), a first chamber (5), containing a first substance (A) and a second chamber (6), containing a second substance (B). Said chambers are interconnected by a transition zone (3) that can be selectively opened. At least one of the films is deep-drawn in the region of the chambers and at least one of the films is pre-formed in the region of the second chamber, in such a way that once the device has been activated by opening the transition zone, the first substance can to a great extent be completely transferred to a second chamber, increasing the volume of said chamber as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Espe AG
    Inventors: Marc Peuker, Martin Hartung, Dirk Mueller, Roland Brem
  • Patent number: 7063235
    Abstract: A metering pump made of plastic for the metered dispensing of liquid and/or pasty media from a bottle-like container, can-like container or tube-like container with a follower piston. A pump chamber delivering the medium is connected via a suction valve with the container and has as the pumping member an elastic bellows that forms the pump chamber and is arranged between a dimensionally stable lower housing part and a likewise dimensionally stable upper housing part that is telescopically movable in relation thereto. The upper housing part has the discharge opening, which is connected via a discharge channel and a discharge valve with the pump chamber. The bellows has an upper ring collar sealingly surrounding a ring wall of the upper housing part. The ring wall is provided with a displacement piston that has a smaller diameter and protrudes into the bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: MegaPlast GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Günter Auer
  • Patent number: 7063236
    Abstract: An aerosol system or method for mixing first and second materials comprising a coupler, an actuator, and first and second containers that support first and second valve assemblies. The first container contains the second material and a propellant material. The second container contains the first material. The second container contains the first material. The first and second valve assemblies define first and second valve connecting portions. The coupler comprises first and second coupler connecting portions. The actuator defines an actuator connecting portion. In use, the coupler is arranged such that the first coupler connecting portion engages the first valve connecting portion and the second coupler connecting portion engages the second valve connecting portion. The coupler allows a mixture of the first and second materials to be formed in the second container. The actuator allows the propellant material within the second container to force at least a portion of the mixture from the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 7044402
    Abstract: A multi-component fluid mix ratio check nozzle includes a base engageable with a multi-component fluid dispensing gun for receiving fluid components dispensed from the gun. At least two hollow extensions extend from the base, wherein each of the extensions provides a passageway for at least one of the components of the multi-component fluid without mixing with the other fluid components of the multi-component fluid. In one embodiment, the mix ratio check nozzle forms part of a kit including a fluid flow adjusting means for adjusting the mix ratio of the fluid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Clifford J. Finn
  • Patent number: 7040508
    Abstract: A system for dispensing at least two components of a multicomponent mass, includes a squeezing-out device (2) having a dispensing opening (4) and at least one rolling roller (3.1, 3.2) for dispensing the at least two components; a storage container (11) having flat support element (13) on which packagings of the at least two components are supported; and a spring (8.1, 8.2) for biasing the at least one rolling roller (3.1, 3.2) in a direction toward the flat support element (13) substantially perpendicular thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Udo Woersdoerfer, Markus Koegler
  • Patent number: 7032785
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a gun body, a push rod, a push plate, an adjusting knob, and a piston lever. Thus, the adjusting knob is rotated to move away from the push plate to increase the incline angle of the push plate, so that the push plate is locked on the push rod in a tilt manner to lock and move the push rod without having to replace the push plate, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kai Shyun Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 7032786
    Abstract: A caulking gun includes a gun body, a push rod, a push plate, an adjusting seat, a driving member, and an elastic member. Thus, the adjusting seat is movable in the gun body by rotation of the driving member to adjust the incline angle of the push plate by guidance of the tapered urging face of the adjusting seat so as to increase the incline angle of the locking hole of the push plate, so that the locking hole is locked on the push rod in a tilt manner so as to lock and move the push rod, without having to replace the push plate, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kai Shyun Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 7028869
    Abstract: A device for packaging at least one product may include at least one compartment for containing at least one product, at least one passage, and at least one component. The at least one component may be at least partially elastically compressible and disposed in the at least one passage. The device may further include a pressurization portion configured to generate, in response to a manual activation, a fluid pressurization applied to the at least one component. The device may be configured so that the fluid pressurization is applied to the at least one component in at least two opposing directions so as to cause a reduction in volume of the at least one component and at least partial opening of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 7021499
    Abstract: An aerosol spray cleaner comprises two containers and a dispenser with a single dispensing spray outlet. One container has a cleaning composition and the other has an oxidizing composition. An integrally molded actuator includes a resiliently cantilevered lever connected to container valves to simultaneously open the valves to dispense the two fluids through the dispensing spray outlet. A handle extends laterally of the containers so grasp the handle and depress the actuator with a thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Bissell Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Hansen, Lindsay M. Ulman, Jonathan L. Miner
  • Patent number: 6971551
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a beverage dispensing container (100) includes a primary chamber (112, 114) for holding a first liquid and a fluid dispensing device (430) coupled to the primary chamber. The fluid dispensing device is adapted to provide access to the primary chamber when in a first position, and is adapted to fluidly seal the primary chamber when in a second position. The primary chamber further defines a cavity (110) adapted to receive a second container (130) therein. The second container holds a second liquid in a second chamber, and has a fluid port adapted to be opened to provide fluid access to the second chamber. A sealing mechanism (200) is adapted to fluidly seal the fluid port when the second container is disposed in the cavity. The sealing mechanism permits the removal of the second container from the cavity and the reinsertion of the second container into the cavity to fluidly reseal the open fluid port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Go Fast Sports and Beverage Company
    Inventor: Troy Widgery
  • Patent number: 6935534
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus, which is capable of delivering precise quantities of a liquid product less than one mm3 in size, includes a drive mechanism, a housing made up of at least two input channels coupled to a chamber made up of a first portion and a second portion. First and second component liquids are delivered via the first and second input channels respectively to the chamber and the first and second input channels are disposed so that interaction is hindered between the first component liquid and the second component liquid in either input channel. At least one feed screw with a helical thread is disposed in the chamber such that when the at least one feed screw is rotated by the drive mechanism the first and second component liquids are mixed to form a liquid product and the feed screw rotation also discharges the liquid product from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy D. Strecker
  • Patent number: 6935532
    Abstract: A system for delivering a selected one of two diluents to beverage dispensing valves is characterized by a manifold having a plurality of pairs of first and second diluent outlet orifices. One diluent is delivered to all of the first outlet orifices and the other diluent is delivered to all of the second outlet orifices. Hoses coupled at one end to diluent inlets to associated ones of the dispensing valves each have a connector at their opposite end which is adapted to be selectively and releasably connected with either the first or second orifice of an associated pair of orifices in accordance with whichever diluent is to be delivered by the hose to its associated dispensing valve. Stop plugs are releasably inserted into and close the non-selected orifices to prevent escape of diluent from those orifices. A retainer releasably retains the connectors and stop plugs in the orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Peter S. Tinucci, David W. Berend
  • Patent number: 6929153
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing gun that features a cap with first and second inlets to receive separate, metered flows of fluid. The cap has a first duct that to direct flow from the first inlet to a first outlet. A check valve receives flow from the second inlet. The duct and the check valve are arranged to bring fluid flow from the first inlet into contact with fluid flow from the second inlet. The cap may be a separate, disposable piece, so that the gun need not be purged after each use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Horst Gerich
  • Patent number: 6926814
    Abstract: An automatable measuring, cleaning and calibrating device for pH-electrodes or electrodes for measuring redox potentials, specifically in process engineering, having an electrode armature which keeps the measuring electrode in an operating position or in a maintenance position, whereby the electrode is retained in the maintenance position in a rinsing chamber in which a cleaning and calibration procedure can be performed. The device has a pump device to supply cleaning fluid and calibration solutions to the rinsing chamber over a delivery line connecting the pump device and the rinsing chamber. In order to configure the device more compactly, the pump device includes several feeds on its intake side, and a device is furnished to selectively activate a particular feed, and the media (cleaning fluid, calibration solution, etc.) brought selectively over the particular feeds to the pump device reach the rinsing chamber over the common delivery line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Endress & Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess-und RegeltechnikmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Koenemann, Bernhard Beck, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 6926212
    Abstract: A device for adding soap to a water inlet includes a pump that is positioned in a housing. An actuator for actuating the pump is pivotally mounted on the housing. The pump is fluidly coupled to a reservoir positioned in the housing. A soap inlet is fluidly coupled to the reservoir. A container, having liquid soap therein, is fluidly coupled to the soap inlet by a soap conduit such that the liquid soap is drawn into the reservoir when the pump is actuated. A soap outlet is fluidly coupled to the reservoir. A delivery conduit is fluidly coupled to and extends between the soap outlet and the water inlet conduit such that liquid soap positioned in the reservoir is delivered to a water inlet conduit for a shower when the pump is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: George Glass
  • Patent number: 6921000
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus and a process for rapidly and accurately dispensing fluids, in which at least one component is dispensed into the reaction vessel in two or three stages. In this process, the amount of fluid dispensed in the second and third stages is determined on the basis of the mass flow rate calculated in the preceding sub-step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Wagner, Peter Jähn, Jacqueline Kusan-Bindels, Dagmar Ulbrich, Rolf Albach, Hermann-Josef Kirschbaum
  • Patent number: 6908011
    Abstract: A cap device for bottles, which smoothly and naturally removes a vacuum pressure from a cavity containing an additive therein by opening a valve cock in response to a rotating action of a cap body. The cap device having a cap body provided with a cavity to contain an additive therein and tightened to an externally threaded mouth of a bottle. A funnel part being integrally formed in the cap body to discharge the additive from the cavity into the bottle through a lower end thereof. A small vent hole being formed at a top surface of the cap body. A breakable sheet being attached to the lower end of the funnel part to close the lower end of the funnel part. A valve cock being provided at the vent hole of the cap body to open or close the vent hole. A projection being provided at a predetermined position on a top edge of the mouth of the bottle to thrust and open the valve cock with downward rotation of the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: Young Kook Cho
  • Patent number: 6902120
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a handle, a barrel, a nozzle, and a detergent dispensing mechanism. The barrel is fastened at one end with the handle, and at the other end with the nozzle. The detergent dispensing mechanism is fastened to the periphery of the barrel and is contiguous to the handle. The mechanism has a detergent holder and a detergent control switch. The detergent holder is provided with a water hole and a detergent hole, which are in communication with a water duct of the barrel. The detergent control switch is used to open or close the water hole and the detergent hole of the detergent holder in the midst of operation of the sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6896158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple-compartment container for dispensing flowable products by gravity. The container described comprises a first compartment (51) and second compartment (52) for storing a first and a second composition. The container also comprises a multiple-dispensing tap (100), which preferably is operable by a pressing action and is capable of dispensing flowable products from the first and second compartments substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anne-Gaëlle Leray, Jean-Francois Patrick Etesse