With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 222/173)
  • Publication number: 20110049314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent container cradle including a seating surface for supporting a detergent container having an outlet for discharging detergent therefrom, and sidewalls provided at opposite edges of the seating surface to apply pressure to an outside circumferential surface of the detergent container having no outlet provided thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jong Sun YOON
  • Publication number: 20110011892
    Abstract: A dispensing device that may hold at least two bottles in place. The device may be able to hold a system comprising multiple bottles and/or cans in place. The device may comprise a grip, means for supporting fluid containers, a chamber that facilitates equal distribution and efficient discharge of liquids via a spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Lloyd Ewuzie Ezinwa Igbokwe
  • Patent number: 7866511
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a dispensing system for use in lavatories. The system may include a container, a mount, and optionally, a conversion module. The container may have an attached dispensing mechanism and a projection that is adapted to fit into a receiver on the mount or conversion module. The receiver may be adapted to engage the projection on the container. The assembled system secures the container into the mount and allows the container to be rotated to a proper orientation while it is secured to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Celeste Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Harrison, Ernest E. Dill, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110004144
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to drug delivery devices and related systems and methods. In some aspects, a drug delivery device includes a drug vial holder and a mechanism configured to compress a drug vial between upper and lower members of the drug vial holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Michael James Beiriger, Ryan Kaintz, John A. Barron, III
  • Publication number: 20100327022
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing material from a container having an opening secured by a cap through which material from the container is dispensed. The dispensing system comprises a dispenser defining a receptacle shaped to receive the container and a retainer releasably engagable with the cap, wherein the retainer is engagable with the cap via a releasable and resiliently deformable connection providing resistance against withdrawal of the container from the receptacle. In some embodiments, an aperture defined in the retainer is shaped and dimensioned to receive a portion of the cap. In some embodiments, a portion of the retainer is resiliently deformable, and at least partially defines the resiliently deformable connection. In some embodiments, the portion of the retainer is a protrusion extending in a direction toward the receptacle. In some embodiments, the releasable and resiliently deformable connection provides a snap fit engagement between the retainer and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventor: Rinely M. Deeds
  • Publication number: 20100314413
    Abstract: A soap dispenser assembly having a manually operated pump with a suction and a discharge, a dispensing spout, and a flexible conduit providing fluid communication between the assembly and a container or reservoir for liquid soap that is not supported by the dispenser and is instead supported by a substrate disposed below the countertop, sink or lavatory. A check valve is optionally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Chad H. Jones, Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20100294806
    Abstract: A door-handle apparatus includes a handle assembly that can be used to move a door. A reservoir for holding a sanitizing agent may be positioned within a cavity defined by the handle assembly. A sanitizing agent dispenser is coupled to the handle assembly and is in communication with the reservoir. The sanitizing agent dispenser may be positioned so that it releases the sanitizing agent in a direction away from the handle assembly. The reservoir may be removable from the handle assembly. An opening in the handle assembly may provide access to the reservoir. The handle assembly may be attached to a support plate that is secured to a door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas McDowell
  • Publication number: 20100282230
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for launching incendiary projectiles is provided. The apparatus includes a support adapted to being mounted to a vehicle, a pneumatic launcher connected to the support and operable to launch a projectile that has been delivered to the launcher, a gas delivery system operable to deliver a volume of pressurized gas to the launcher for launching the projectile, a projectile delivery system operable to deliver projectiles to the launcher, an injector cooperating operable to receive projectiles from the projectile delivery system and to inject the projectiles with an amount of reactant suitable to produce a delayed exothermic reaction with the incendiary material to prime the projectile, and thereafter convey the primed projectile to the launcher; and a controller operable to operable to regulate the launching of the projectiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Toeckes, Earl Trautman, Cyril T. Boys
  • Publication number: 20100282778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fitment for establishing a leak-tight fluid communication between a support having means for generating compressed gas, and at least one container containing an edible product that is to be connected to said support, characterized in that said fitment comprises: (i) at least one cylindrical, conical or frusto-conical orifice located on the container or on the support, said orifice having an ovoid cross-section and comprising at least one groove or protrusion disposed parallel the longitudinal axis of said orifice, (ii) a one-way valve to allow compressed air only in the way from said support to the container, (iii) at least one corresponding plug located on the support, or respectively on the container, for removably fitting said orifice in a leak-tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Sadi Henri Delande
  • Publication number: 20100252570
    Abstract: Bottom loading water coolers are disclosed, which include (1) a cabinet having an exterior portion and an interior portion; (2) a water bottle disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet; (3) a cold tank disposed in the top half of the interior portion of the cabinet and above the water bottle; (4) a bottle tray disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet that is configured to receive the water bottle in an upright position, such that the bottle tray may be reversibly pulled out of, and pushed into, the interior portion of the cabinet; (5) a pump that injects air into the water bottle at defined and periodic intervals; and (6) a specialized probe for transferring water from the water bottle to the cold tank (and for delivering air from a pump to the water bottle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: George M. Yui
  • Publication number: 20100213208
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is provided. The dispenser includes a reservoir for storing the fluid to be dispensed, an outlet for dispensing the fluid, a pump in the reservoir for pumping the fluid to the outlet, a motor external of the reservoir, and a coupling magnetically transferring a force generated by the motor to the pump for operating the pump for pumping the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Branko Bem, Dikran Babikian, Robert A. Riccomini, Amelia Ngai
  • Publication number: 20100213276
    Abstract: The dispensing device provides dispensable material in a closable container in concert with a corresponding accessory so that the container and the accessory can be commonly stored when not in use, and further provides a ventilated storage volume within the device that can facilitate drying and aerating the accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Tony Abfall, Kara Lineal, Paul Holbrook
  • Publication number: 20100213214
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a mating portion of a fiber optic connector for reducing an insertion force for the mating portion includes providing a mating portion of a fiber optic connector and treating the mating portion of the fiber optic connector by applying a cleaning and/or lubricating solution thereto to reduce the insertion force of the mating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher P. Lewallen, James P. Luther, Randy C. Smith, Hieu V. Tran
  • Patent number: 7775403
    Abstract: Embodiments of a power hand tool of the type which has a main body portion, a front nose portion with a tool element extending forwardly from, a handle grip below the main body portion and an operating trigger adjacent the handle grip, further comprising a stand attached to the nose portion configured to pivot between retracted and extended positions, a means for biasing the stand toward its extended position, and a release mechanism adjacent the handle grip configured to hold the stand in its retracted position, and release the stand responsive to manipulation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Monfeli, Charles Hulsey, Sze Kok Scott Fong
  • Patent number: 7766192
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser assembly comprising a fluid dispenser (101), a pack (120) for co-operating with the dispenser in such a manner as to fasten the pack to the dispenser, the pack including a fastener zone, and the dispenser including reception means for receiving the fastener zone, the assembly being characterized in that the reception means comprise at least one set of two opposite longitudinal grooves (111) for receiving the fastener zone (121) of the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Lecoutre, Alex Milian
  • Publication number: 20100154649
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention may be used in combination with or included as an integral assembly of any apparatus, method or system for liquid dispension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
  • Patent number: 7735690
    Abstract: A device for encasing a system for dispensing a liquid product, provided mainly with an evacuation conduit, the downstream end of which opens to the outside, characterized in that it includes, on the one hand, a compartment respectively delimited by a back wall and a front wall with an outlet orifice in it and, on the other hand, at least one elastic return element supported by the said system on the side opposite the downstream end that can retract such as to allow the said system to be inserted in the said compartment and can then rest against the back wall to as to insert and maintain the end of the said conduit in the outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Herve Lompech
  • Publication number: 20100139212
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly, comprising: a fluid dispenser (D) of generally cylindrical shape; and a package (E) defining a housing (L) for the dispenser (D) and a single side flap (V) that extends from one side of the housing (L) from a bottom side edge (24) of the housing, such that the housing projects entirely from one side only of the plane defined by the flap (V), characterized in that the housing (L) presents a cross-section that is substantially a square of side U, the flap (V) presenting a height (H) parallel to the bottom side edge (24) and a width l perpendicular to the edge (24), the width l corresponding substantially to a multiple of U.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Frederic Duquet
  • Patent number: 7727465
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting active elemental iodine from the contact of water with stored crystal iodine and for introducing the extracted elemental iodine into a water supply line and/or otherwise making the extracted elemental iodine available for an intended use. The system operates by allowing a portion of the water entering from a water supply line to be redirected to a first housing where it makes contact with stored crystal iodine causing to extract active elemental iodine. The iodinized water leaves the first housing and enters a second housing where it makes contact additional stored crystal iodine to help stabilize the elemental iodine concentration. The system can be designed to provide the elemental iodine in more than one potency concentration through the use of a metering valve and different travel routes for the elemental iodine out of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Spyros J. Papageorge
  • Publication number: 20100116847
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing a liquid to a user, including an appliance base cabinet comprising an enclosure positioned under a counter that is fixed to a wall. The appliance base cabinet having a support member that is moveable relative to the counter. At least one dispenser spigot is coupled to the appliance base cabinet at a suitable distance below the counter to allow a user dispense water via the at least one dispenser spigot. At least one liquid storage tank is supported by the support member having an opening for out-flow of the liquid. The at least one liquid storage tank is accessible for removal or installation when the support member is moved away from the kitchen counter. The appliance further includes an intermediate reservoir within the appliance base cabinet under the kitchen counter coupled to the opening of the at least one liquid storage tank through which the liquid out of the at least one liquid storage tank is channeled to the at least one dispenser spigot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Design By Pari, LLC
    Inventors: Parvaneh Movahed Foroughi, Khosrow Foroughi, Peter Byar, John Coleman, Andrew Weiman
  • Publication number: 20100102084
    Abstract: A disposable cover for use with a remote control device is constructed having a transparent window in the top panel. The pouch-like cover relates to the shape of the remote control device it is covering. The flexible, moisture-resistant disposable cover prevents pathogens or contaminants on the surface of the remote control to contact the hand holding the control. The refillable dispensing container and reusable dispensing apparatus provide efficient hygienic delivery of individual covers using minimal packaging and space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Suzanne W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20100059564
    Abstract: The hydration pack apparatus for a bicyclist herein described includes a hydration fluid container that is removably mounted to a bicycle. Hydration fluid is transported from the container to the bicyclist via a flexible tube with one end connecting to an outlet on the container and the other end terminating at a bite actuated valve. The tube is routed on and mounted to the bicycle in a novel fashion. The cyclist, with the brief use of one hand, is able to easily access the bite valve and tube to retrieve hydration while continuing to ride the bicycle and maintaining a neutral and ergonomic posture. Retracting reel assemblies are used to automatically return and hold the tube in a stored position on the bicycle while not in use. The hydration pack can be equipped with additional features allowing for convenient storage and retrieval of nutrition supplements and for secure storage of other accessory items commonly employed by bicyclists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Joseph Bretl, Mark Matthew Proia
  • Publication number: 20100051133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of refilling a container (4) for a domestic appliance apparatus (3) from a fluid-containing reservoir (2). The reservoir (2) includes a movable actuator (7) for activating pressure means for dispensing the fluid. According to the method the reservoir (2) is put in communication with the container (4) and the actuator (7) is activated by an auxiliary device (1) to transfer a quantity of fluid to the container (4). The auxiliary device (1) comprises a housing (6) which accommodates a holder (9) for holding the reservoir (2) and an actuator driver (8) for activating the actuator (7). The auxiliary device (1) may be part of a refilling assembly, which also comprises a reservoir (2) and/or a refillable container (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Bartele Hendrik De Vries, Reinier Niels Lap, Olaf Martin De Jong
  • Publication number: 20100025311
    Abstract: A vehicle-integrated water harvesting system is provided that enables water-vapor or condensation in a vehicle to be captured, and made available onboard the vehicle for drinking or other uses. The system includes a water emitting component and may include a purification system operatively connected to the water emitting component. The purification system at least partially purifies the water and then sends the purified water to a storage reservoir or directly to a dispenser or outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas A. Jones, Therese A. Tant, Gregory A. Major, Frances H. James, Jeffrey M. Pleune
  • Publication number: 20100018607
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as a liquid anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a frame member defining a frame passage extending from a first end of the frame member to a second end of the frame member and a nozzle connected to the frame member. The nozzle can be moveable between a first position and a second position relative to the frame member, and include a biasing member connected to the frame member and the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Michael CUZYDLO
  • Publication number: 20100001021
    Abstract: A spout cover for a spout having an outlet end includes a first member, having a deflector, mounted to a second member having a liquid soap reservoir and a dispenser for dispensing liquid soap from the liquid soap reservoir toward the deflector. A receiving area is defined between the first and second members for receiving the spout. The first member is movable relative to the second member between a first position permitting the spout to be received in the receiving area and a second position locating the deflector underneath the outlet end of the spout and preventing withdrawal of the spout from the receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: REBECCA M. FINELL
  • Publication number: 20090314167
    Abstract: A system for preparing a predetermined amount of beverage suitable for consumption, provided with an exchangeable holder (102), and an apparatus provided with a fluid dispensing device which is detachably connected to the holder for dispensing a first fluid under pressure to a first mixing chamber (110) of the exchangeable holder. The exchangeable holder is provided with a storage space (108) which is filled with a second fluid and a fluid communication (114) between the storage space and the first mixing chamber for dispensing the second fluid to the first mixing chamber. The holder further comprises a fluid communication seal (138) for bringing the fluid communication into operation through removal of the sealing action of the fluid communication. The fluid communication is a channel having a first curvature (171) in longitudinal direction of the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Sara Lee/DE N.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan De Graaff, Hendrik Comelis Koeling, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek
  • Publication number: 20090308493
    Abstract: A dispensing device for free-flowing or pourable products, said device comprising a dispenser opening for the products, which is situated in a recess on the front of the device and at least one first tray surface for a tray part, which supports a container that is to be filled from the dispenser opening. The tray part can be controllably displaced in the recess between a first position, in which the first tray surface lies opposite the dispenser opening at a first distance and a second position, in which at least one tray surface lies opposite the dispenser opening at a second distance that is greater than the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Martin Buchstab, Irene Dumkow, Adolf Feinauer, Klaus Flinner, Bernd Heger, Peter Nalbach, Kasim Yazan
  • Publication number: 20090288452
    Abstract: A washing machine according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a washing tub that washes laundry; a storage drawer provided under the washing tub; a detergent bottle seat provided inside of the storage drawer, a detachable detergent bottle containing a liquid detergent being seated on the detergent bottle seat; a detergent bottle connecting part connected to the detergent bottle, the liquid detergent flowing into through the detergent bottle connecting part; and a detergent pump that supplies the liquid detergent to the washing tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Min Lee, Young Ho Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, Sang Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20090266440
    Abstract: A kit for repairing and inflating inflatable articles has a compressor assembly; a sealing fluid container assembly defining an inlet connectable to the compressor assembly, and an outlet connecting the container assembly fluidically to an inflatable article; a casing at least partly housing the compressor assembly; a supporting member fixed with respect to the casings; and click-on connecting means for connecting the container assembly to the supporting member. More specifically, the click-on connecting means define a conduit for fluidically connecting the container assembly and compressor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Sergio Lolli, Maurizio Marini
  • Publication number: 20090259204
    Abstract: An eye dropper with spring loaded soft tipped arms that hold open the eyelid to facilitate applying fluid eye medication drops to the eye. Eye dropper has attachment device for a bottle of liquid with a means of controllably dropping liquids into the open eye. Adjustable protrusions set maximum opening of eye and concurrently squeeze the bottle to controllably extract the eye drops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Shabty Galdeti, Uzi Ezra Havdsha
  • Patent number: 7588197
    Abstract: A spout cover for a spout having an outlet end includes a first member, having a deflector, mounted to a second member having a liquid soap reservoir and a dispenser for dispensing liquid soap from the liquid soap reservoir toward the deflector. A receiving area is defined between the first and second members for receiving the spout. The first member is movable relative to the second member between a first position permitting the spout to be received in the receiving area and a second position locating the deflector underneath the outlet end of the spout and preventing withdrawal of the spout from the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Publication number: 20090223996
    Abstract: A removable and replaceable dispensing head for a fluid dispenser system adapted to deliver the fluid to a user includes a hollow shank extending on an axis. A shank hub is attached to the hollow shank, and an aperture aligned with the hollow portion of the shank extends through the shank hub. A first fixed body is removably attached to the shank hub, the first fixed body and shank hub each having corresponding first attachment means arrayed in a predetermined pattern. A fluid conveyance path is provided through the hollow shank, first fixed body and shank hub. A second fixed body is provided having a second attachment means arrayed in the same predetermined pattern, the second attachment means corresponding to the first attachment means in the shank hub enabling removable attachment of the second fixed body to the shank hub upon removal of the first fixed body from the shank hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Robert K. Shaw, Mario Semchuck, Don C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20090212072
    Abstract: The liquid dispenser has a base having an attachment for an inverted liquid container at one end and a dispenser pump at the other end. The base may be weighted for stability. A supply line extends through the base from the container attachment to the pump, and a vent line extends from the pump area back to the container attachment. The inverted container allows a viscous liquid, e.g., soap, lotion, or perhaps ketchup or other sauces in a restaurant environment, to drain from the container without waste or extraordinary efforts to access the last few measures of liquid from the container. When the container is to be replaced, the assembly is inverted, the old container is removed, and a new container or the original refilled container is reinstalled. The assembly is then returned to its upright position for continued use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: John C. Fenton
  • Publication number: 20090211003
    Abstract: A modular cartridge based liquid dispensing system for automatically dispensing a metered amount of liquid(s) into a toilet water tank and/or bowl. This unique programmable system mounts onto a standard water tank, and is shaped to match the tank so that it blends well with the existing toilet design for aesthetics. It is designed to dispense one or a plurality of solution types, allowing any desired solution to be dispensed, such as cleaning solutions and deodorants. It uses replaceable liquid cartridges that can be refillable or disposable, and can also use fixed tanks. This invention can also utilize all of its components in a low-rise cabinet chassis that allows the entire system to be mounted inside the water tank where it is completely hidden from view. The system also has provisions for an optional automatic toilet flushing device and can also be used to dispense its liquids to a bidet apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Marion Harris
  • Publication number: 20090200333
    Abstract: A portable fluid containment assembly capable of holding and transporting oils, water, engine antifreeze, and the like and/or used fluids of the same types. The assembly includes multiple fluid tanks that are mounted in a tubular structure integrated into a platform. The tubular structure includes multiple support members and reinforcement bars. The tubular structure includes lift tip members and forklift pockets to facilitate movement of the portable fluid containment assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Karl James Bauer
  • Publication number: 20090200336
    Abstract: An elastomeric dispensing container for a fluid includes an elastomeric receptacle defining a chamber therein and having an integrally formed gasket extending radially from an opening formed on a lower end and a receptacle neck providing communications between the chamber and the opening, a relatively rigid sleeve disposed concentrically about the receptacle neck having a sleeve neck with a lower face adjacent to the integral gasket, a cap having a lid covering the receptacle opening and the integral gasket with a dispensing orifice formed therein and a cap neck extending from the lid disposed concentrically about the sleeve neck, and engaging means formed on the sleeve neck and the cap neck providing removable attachment therebetween wherein the engaging means secures the integral gasket in a compressed and substantially fluid-tight state between the lid and the sleeve lower face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Koh
  • Publication number: 20090188943
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser formed of a bottle for housing the fluid, a discharge mechanism for discharging fluid from the bottle, and a protrusion that is connected to and extends from the bottom of the bottle. The protrusion has a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of the bottom wall of the bottle. The bottle is capable of standing upward on a horizontal surface without the use of a separate base or mount when the protrusion extends into an aperture in the horizontal surface such that the bottom wall of the bottle rests on the horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony McCullough, Ron Shuster, Lori Huffman
  • Publication number: 20090183744
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing device for dispensing a substance, the device comprising: a dispenser incorporating: i) a dispenser body defining a dispensing chamber for holding the substance; ii) an outlet in communication with the dispensing chamber; iii) a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the contents of the dispensing chamber through the outlet and iv) an actuating member resiliently mounted for movement relative to the dispenser body, against the action of a biasing member, to actuate the dispensing mechanism; the dispenser being operably connected to a handle for manual sliding movement relative to the handle from a non-use position, in which the handle covers the outlet, to an operative position, in which the outlet is uncovered; the device further comprising a locking assembly for releasably locking the dispenser body to the handle in the operative position to prevent said manual sliding movement of the dispenser body, whereby a user may grasp the handle and effect manual movement of the actuating m
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Graham Hayton, Tom Edward Walker, David Gary Cottle, Philip Walsh, Philip Beardsall
  • Publication number: 20090166381
    Abstract: The present invention provides an in-counter viscous liquid dispensing system. The features of the viscous liquid dispensing system include a quick mounting reservoir assembly that allows an installer to install the reservoir assembly in any orientation of the reservoir assembly to the counter mounted parts of the system. Other features include a mounting system which allows an installer to install the in-counter dispensing system with out the need to work both above and below the counter top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Lawrence Phelps, Andrew Joseph Beltz
  • Patent number: 7552728
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for delivering to a patient a drug composition from a container which contains the drug composition where the container is adapted to be placed in a dispensing mode thereof on application of an actuating condition thereto is disclosed. The device includes a dispensing unit adapted to receive the container, the dispensing unit having an actuating mechanism operable to apply the actuating condition to the container and an outlet through which the drug composition is dispensable from the device, and a removable casing unit for the dispensing unit. The dispensing and casing units have securing features for releasably, fixedly securing the units together, and the dispensing unit is operable to apply the actuating condition to the container when fixedly secured to the casing unit and when independent from the casing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Stanley George Bonney, Michael Birsha Davies, Paul Kenneth Rand
  • Publication number: 20090152293
    Abstract: A dispensing station is mounted to a counter and includes a container that is retained under the counter to hold a volume of no-rinse hand-treatment product. A protective platform is positioned on the top surface of the counter, and a faucet structure has an outlet positioned over the protective platform. A pump communicates with the volume of no-rinse hand-treatment product in the container, and a dispensing conduit extends through the faucet structure, communicating between the pump and the outlet of the faucet structure such that actuation of the pump causes no-rinse hand-treatment product to be dispensed at the outlet and directed toward the protective platform. This dispensing station will encourage the use of no-rinse hand-treatment products by providing a well-defined station, similar to the stations defined by common sinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Richard C. Sayers, Shane Obitts
  • Publication number: 20090133727
    Abstract: A dispenser of washing agents for a dishwasher has a body with a reservoir configured for containing a total amount of a liquid substance sufficient for performing a number of cycles of operation of the dishwasher. The reservoir has a charging passage that can be engaged by a removable plug, and the dispenser has a system for dosage of the liquid substance contained in the reservoir. The plug is configured for co-operating with an adjustment element belonging to the dosage system when the plug itself is at least partially inserted in the charging passage, particularly in such a way that a movement of rotation manually imparted on the plug will bring about a movement of rotation of the adjustment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: ELTEK S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele CERRUTI, Costanzo GADINI
  • Publication number: 20090133725
    Abstract: A device for dispensing washing agents (10) has a body (11) defined in which is a reservoir (13) for a liquid substance that can be dispensed. The reservoir (13) has a charging passage (14) that can be engaged by a plug (20). Operatively set between the body (11) of the dispenser (10) and the plug (20) is an articulated connection (40), provided for keeping the plug (20) mechanically connected to the dispenser (10) even following upon removal of the plug (20) from the charging passage (20). Preferably the articulated connection is of a “hide-away” type and comprises a movable member (43) to which the plug (20) is constrained so as to present a number of degrees of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: ELTEK S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele CERRUTI, Marco MORO
  • Publication number: 20090114682
    Abstract: Ungainly attempts to refill antiseptic lotion, or liquid soap containers housed below a sink or vanity cabinet and attached to a surface mounted dispensing pump are addressed by providing a kit of accessories with a larger reservoir and a long, flexible extension tube. The reservoir, in the form of a large bottle or suspended, flexible wailed bag, is supplied with a modified cap and extension tube to allow easy access for replacing the antiseptic fluid container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Neal B. Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20090100615
    Abstract: An apparatus with a main unit, a dispenser, a clamp and a clamp structure. The main unit includes a housing, a battery in the housing, a motor in the housing and connected to the battery, and an output drive shaft driven by the motor. The dispenser includes a body that defines a body aperture and which has a reservoir for storing a fluid, and a nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir. The dispenser is configured to permit the stored fluid to be dispensed from the reservoir through the nozzle. The clamp is coupled to either the main unit or the dispenser and includes a pivotable engagement member. The clamp structure is coupled to the other one of the main unit and the dispenser and includes a second engagement member that can be releasably engaged to the engagement member. The housing is received through the body aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ryan A. Schemmel, Christopher Murray, Mark Stratford, Benjamin J. Strutt, Patrick Marcil
  • Publication number: 20090095331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering a first additive to an appliance are disclosed. The systems include a first storage container located in a pedestal, a first pump operatively connected to the first storage container and the appliance. A controller is configured to activate the first pump upon receiving an input. The first pump configured to deliver the first additive from the first storage container to the appliance. The methods include receiving a first input. The first input specifying an amount of the first additive to be delivered to the appliance. The first additive is delivered by activating a first pump in response to receiving the first input. Activating the first pump causes the first additive to be delivered to the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher Gregory Hoppe
  • Patent number: 7506656
    Abstract: A dispenser of washing agents for a household washing machine, in particular a dish-washer, comprises a body (2), at least one compartment (6) for containing a washing agent, and a lid (7), which may be tipped over or turned about a first axis of rotation (8) between a position of closing and a respective first position of at least partial opening of the compartment (6), so as to enable delivery of the washing agent. According to the invention, there are envisaged articulation means (4), which are interconnected between the body (2) and the lid (7) and are operative for enabling the latter to turn about a second axis of rotation (5) between said closing position and a respective second position of at least partial opening of the compartment (6) so as to enable charging in the latter of the washing agent to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Eltek S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Cerruti
  • Publication number: 20090020568
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser has a canister to contain a liquid product to be dispensed together with a propellant present at least partly as a gas and valve (10) to control the release of the liquid product from the canister. The dispenser also has a vapour phase tap for introducing a portion of the gaseous propellant into the liquid product as it is dispensed. The invention is characterised in that the dispenser has a flow control means for varying the rate at which the propellant gas is introduced into the liquid product through the vapour phase tape in dependence on the pressure of the contents of the canister The flow control means can be used to reduce the amount of propellant gas bled into the liquid product, particularly when the dispenser is full and the pressure in the canister is high, as a means of conserving the propellant gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Leafgreen Limited
    Inventors: Keith Laidler, Kevin Laidler
  • Publication number: 20090014470
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device includes a resilient receptacle for receiving a liquid and attached to a cover device and having a bellows-shape for providing a resilience to the resilient receptacle and for forcing the liquid out of the resilient receptacle and into the cover device by the resilience of the receptacle, and a controlling device for controlling the liquid to flow out of the cover device, the liquid may flow out of the receptacle by the resilience of the receptacle for allowing the liquid dispensing device to be erectly disposed on the table without being disposed up side down and without being mounted onto the supporting wall, and for allowing the receptacle to be changed with new ones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Yung Hsing Lin