Body Carried And/or Operated Type Patents (Class 222/175)
  • Patent number: 10532370
    Abstract: A tank holding a quantity of liquid releasably connects to a portable pump assembly through a connector to provide a portable sprayer. The tank connects to a feed line that supplies spray nozzle with the liquid. The connector combines a quick disconnect connector with a pressure relief valve. The portable pump assembly includes an electric pump, a switch assembly, and a check valve. The portable pump assembly directs gas through the check valve into the connector to increase the gas pressure in the tank and force the liquid in the tank to flow through the feed line and out the spray nozzle. The switch assembly turns off the electric pump when the gas pressure in the tank exceeds a predetermined limit while maintaining the flow of liquid through the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip B. Schrum, Mark A. Verosky, David A. Krygowski
  • Patent number: 10532371
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing fluid generally includes a container having a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and a sprayer having arms extending away from the sprayer. The arms of the sprayer define a channel configured to receive at least part of the handle of the container within the channel to thereby couple the sprayer to the container. Such a dispensing assembly can be made by forming the container with a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and forming the sprayer with the arms such that the arms can be used to couple the sprayer to the handle of the container, where the arms extend away from the sprayer and define the channel for receiving at least part of the handle of the container into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Voelker
  • Patent number: 10502364
    Abstract: A harness for mounting a camera to a shield is provided. The harness includes two vertical brackets, a horizontal bracket and an adhesive. The two vertical brackets each define a proximal end facing the shield and define a bottom end opposite a top end. The horizontal bracket is positioned between the bottom ends and the shield for supporting the camera. The adhesive is applied to at least a portion of each of the proximal ends for securing the harness to the shield. At least one strap may be provided for further securing the camera within the vertical brackets of the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Force Protection Video Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Feldman
  • Patent number: 10473421
    Abstract: A water gun refilling station for refilling a water gun includes a base positioned a predetermined distance above a ground surface. A fitting is attached to the base and is in fluid communication with a source of pressurized water. The fitting is selectively operated to be opened and closed. The water gun includes a water storage container. An attachment is connected to the water gun and is in fluid communication with the water storage container. The attachment may be selectively manually connected to the fitting. An air vent is operatively connected to the water storage container. Wherein when the attachment is manually connected to the fitting, the air vent is opened within the water storage container to enable a supply of pressurized water to quickly refill the water gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SMARTPOOL LLC
    Inventor: Justin Civile
  • Patent number: 10426654
    Abstract: A urine collection and drainage device and system adapted to facilitate drainage for patients to that prefer to stay standing during drainage and avoid removal of clothing near the collection bag. A collection vessel is designed to be secured to a user's waist and leg and allows for quick drainage with low initial compression. Drainage can also be accomplished for handicapped patients that have challenges getting out of bed or a wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Roland Rene Ugarte
  • Patent number: 10421655
    Abstract: A portable hydration system and various components are disclosed. The system utilizes a pump to transfer potable liquid (e.g. water) from a liquid container to a user during challenging activities (e.g. endurance motorcycle riding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Arapaho Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Steele, Mark S. Soderberg, Daniel J. Julio
  • Patent number: 10343825
    Abstract: A discharge head for mixing two media and discharging the mixed liquid, having a dosing chamber, a first inlet, a second inlet, and an outlet through which the mixed liquid is discharged from the dosing chamber. A displacer is movable in an actuation direction between first and second end positions to force the mixed liquid through the outlet. A volume-compensating mechanism has a wall portion which is deflectable between a minimal position in which the volume of the dosing chamber is not enlarged and a maximal position in which the volume of the dosing chamber is enlarged to a maximum extent. Deflection of the wall portion in the direction of the maximal position enables an auxiliary volume to be made available in the dosing chamber through which, with the dosing chamber already filled with the first media, the second media can be introduced into the dosing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10301852
    Abstract: Example product security devices and associated methods are provided. An example product security device may include a first jaw and a second jaw that are operably coupled together to slide between an open position and a closed position. The example product security device may include a locking mechanism. In a locked state, the locking mechanism may permit movement of the first jaw towards the second jaw but prevent movement away from the second jaw. The example product security device may also include a product engagement pin. The product engagement pin may fasten the product security device to a product by piercing through the product and being received by the second jaw. A shroud having a shroud orifice may surround the product engagement pin and be operably coupled to the first jaw such that the shroud is movable relative to the product engagement pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 10264778
    Abstract: Improvements in an agricultural manual sprayer for preventing leakage of fluids such as insecticides, herbicides or fungicides that comprises tank with a large storage capacity into which a pressure vessel is installed. A manually activated pumping assembly is connected with the inferior section of the pressure vessel and also with the inferior section of the tank. The pumping assembly comprises a reciprocating piston pump for extracting the fluid from the storage tank and pressurizing it within the pressure vessel. The pressurized fluid is applied with a hose and a throttle valve attached to the pressure vessel. The assembly also comprises a double walled piston and barrier against leakage consisting of a ring with interior lips which seal it against the cylinder preventing the exit of fluid, forcing it to remain in the collection chamber until it is emptied with the downward movement of the piston, returning the liquid from the collection chamber to the storage tank through a return hose and internal ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Pedro Wirz Luchsinger
  • Patent number: 10213635
    Abstract: A method of operating safety mechanism includes extending a safety pin to block a poppet from opening a flow path from a pressure vessel in the event of the pressure vessel being unmounted from a bracket or in the event of the bracket being unmounted from a support structure. The method includes retracting the safety pin to allow free movement of the poppet for opening the flow path only in the event of the pressure vessel being mounted to the bracket and the bracket being mounted to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug John Baxendell, David William Frasure
  • Patent number: 10167863
    Abstract: An absolute proportioning pumping system includes an electric motor assembly powering a first pump at a first flow rate and powering a second pump at a second flow rate. A proportioned fluid output includes a first fluid pumped by the first pump and a second fluid pumped by the second pump. The pumping system provides a desired ratio of the first fluid to the second fluid at the proportioned fluid output, relatively independently of pressure and flow rate at the output. In accord with further embodiments, a pump and motor assembly is mounted to and generally surrounded by a liquid tank. The pump and motor assembly may include a pair of fixed ratio outputs driven from a common motor, or may include a single variable output pump either slaved to a master pump or controlled through a timed bypass valve to control output flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pumptec, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Cook, Steven T. Dorsey, Stephen E. Babcock, O. Harald Eriksen
  • Patent number: 10005095
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing fluid generally includes a container having a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and a sprayer having arms extending away from the sprayer. The arms of the sprayer define a channel configured to receive at least part of the handle of the container within the channel to thereby couple the sprayer to the container. Such a dispensing assembly can be made by forming the container with a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and forming the sprayer with the arms such that the arms can be used to couple the sprayer to the handle of the container, where the arms extend away from the sprayer and define the channel for receiving at least part of the handle of the container into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Voelker
  • Patent number: 9999896
    Abstract: A piston pump with an improved arrangement by which a piston-forming element is movable relative to a piston chamber-forming element between locked and unlocked positions. The piston chamber-forming body has a collar member having an inner guide tube coaxially about an axis with a lug member extending radially inwardly therefrom and the piston-forming element has a slide tube coaxially radially inwardly of the collar member with the slide tube carrying motion control features for interaction and engagement with the lug member whereby relative axial and rotational movement of the piston-forming element relative to the piston chamber-forming body provides for the adoption of positions in which the pump is operable to dispense fluid and positions in which the pump is inoperative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 9975663
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly (100) for dispensing fluid generally includes a container (104) having a handle (126) located toward an upper portion of the container (104), and a sprayer (106) having an arm extending away from the sprayer. The arm (142) of the sprayer (106) defines a channel (158) configured to receive at least part of the handle (126) of the container (104) within the channel (158) to thereby couple the sprayer (106) to the container (104). Such a dispensing assembly (100) can be made by forming the container (104) with a handle (104) located toward an upper portion of the container (104), and forming the sprayer (106) with the arm (142) such that the arm (142) can be used to couple the sprayer (106) to the handle (126) of the container (104), where the arm (142) extends away from the sprayer (16) and defines the channel (158) for receiving at least part of the handle (126) of the container (104) into the channel (158).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Voelker
  • Patent number: 9926123
    Abstract: A method of hydrating a human can include: providing a bicep hydration sleeve; attaching the hydration sleeve to a bicep region of the human; lifting the hydration sleeve to the mouth of the human by moving the bicep toward the chin; inserting the mouthpiece of the hydration sleeve into the mouth; and drinking from the hydration sleeve, wherein the lifting, inserting, and drinking are performed without handling the hydration sleeve with either hand of the human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Justin Morgan Lynch
  • Patent number: 9924781
    Abstract: The systems and processes described herein correspond to a device that is to be detachably coupled to a hydration system, such as a backpack-based hydration system. The device may receive fluid from a reservoir included within the hydration system via a reservoir hose coupled to the reservoir. The device may include a pump and one or more valves that control the extent to which the fluid flows in and out of the interior of the pump. The fluid may exit a mouthpiece of the device based at least partly in response to a user applying pressure to the exterior surface of the pump, such as by the user squeezing or otherwise compressing the pump. The user may consume or otherwise use the fluid without having to apply suction to the mouthpiece of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan K. Kalalau
  • Patent number: 9883729
    Abstract: A lightweight hydration backpack is disclosed that can go under or over clothing and is hands free with tubes that work in the same way canvas straps work on a backpack making it easy to slip on or off. The tubes, which also double as left and right shoulder straps, deliver the liquid to the user along with supporting the weight of the liquid in the collapsible bottles on the back of the pack. The tubes can be easily released from the connectors by hand, allowing for easy cleaning and also allowing the user to cut the released tubes to fit his or her own torso size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Todd Anthony Lorbecki
  • Patent number: 9828982
    Abstract: An in-line pump assembly attachable to a hydration bladder includes an electrically driven pump held in a casing and placed in the flow of hydrating liquid. The pump connects to the outlet of the hydration system. Bulbs at the respective ends of a switch line hold an essentially incompressible liquid. Pinching a bite valve bulb on the output end of the drinking tube cause a switch line bulb on the other end of the switch line to expand, closing a pressure switch and causing the pump to pump liquid from the hydration bladder through the drinking tube. Releasing the bite valve bulb reduces the pressure in the switch bulb, disengaging the switch and stopping the flow of liquid. The in-line pump assembly may be connected to a preexisting hydration system through an adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sporting Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Kent Richardson
  • Patent number: 9779600
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a theft-deterrent tag, comprising a first member that has a fixed locking position in relation to a second member for securely engaging the theft-deterrent tag with an article, with the pressure exerted at tag engagement points and experienced by the article is commensurate with force exerted at the fixed locking position of the first member in relation to the second member and the article size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: USS Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Marc Trincale, Michael Sayegh, Zhaolian Wu, Daqiang Xia
  • Patent number: 9675061
    Abstract: A portable backpack feeder apparatus including a granular-material container having a filling opening and a gravity-flow opening and flow sleeve extending from the gravity-flow opening of the container to an outflow opening, the flow sleeve being flexible along its length for manual flow control and for positioning and aiming the outflow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: James Mauer
  • Patent number: 9669275
    Abstract: A divot repair apparatus transports and dispenses fill material to fill and repair divots. The repair apparatus includes a hopper for holding the fill material, the hopper being adapted to be worn on the user's back; a conduit for dispensing the fill material from the hopper; and a valve assembly disposed in the conduit for controlling the flow of the fill material from the hopper. An outlet end of the conduit may include a smoothing tool for manipulating the fill material after it has been dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Barry Sherman
  • Patent number: 9592178
    Abstract: A system for repelling mosquitoes near a spa (referred to herein as a “Zika Mist System” or “ZMS”) includes a string of misting devices interconnected in fluid communications for mounting on a spa tub structure in order to produce an insect-repelling, spa-water mist over the spa from chemically treated spa water taken from the spa. The ZMS includes a misting pump for delivering pressurized spa water from an outlet on the misting pump to the string of misting devices via an outlet line component of the ZMS; it also includes an input line for coupling an inlet of the misting pump in fluid communications with a water-holding portion of the spa (e.g., preferably doing so via a drain assembly on the spa). A mosquito-repelling spa includes a spa tub structure on which is mounted such a ZMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Boyd Billy Cargill
  • Patent number: 9578935
    Abstract: A wearable bracelet containing an antiseptic solution that can be selectively dispensed by a user as desired to assist in disinfecting the user's hands or other surface. The antiseptic bracelet is to be worn on and around user's wrist near the base of the user's palm and comprises a bracelet band that is connected to opposing sides of a dispensing pod, forming a loop which can be placed around a user's wrist. The dispensing pod includes a hollow interior forming an internal reservoir and a dispensing tip positioned in an outlet channel. The internal reservoir enables the dispensing pod to hold an antiseptic solution and dispensing tip enables a user to selectively dispense a portion of the solution in the dispensing pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Horgan
  • Patent number: 9550087
    Abstract: An exercise assembly includes a grippable member that may be held by a person while the person is walking to facilitate the engagement of upper body muscles. A plurality of weights is provided and a selected number of the weights is removably positioned within the grippable member. The weights provide a selectable amount of resistance to the person while the person holds the grippable member. A weapon is removably positioned within one of the grippable member to be utilized by the person for defense purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Tansil
  • Patent number: 9481000
    Abstract: A pump 24 with speed control is utilized. A dispenser 12 may have a trigger 14 which actuates a valve 16. Dispenser control 18 has “up” and “down” buttons, 20 and 22 respectively. The controls 28(comprising elements 18, 20 and 22) for the pump 24 are remote from pump 24. The controls communicate with the pump via wires or radio frequency (RF) 26 to regulate pump speed. Quick button (20 and 22) presses will incrementally change the flow setting while long button (20 and 22) presses will change the settings at a higher rate. This control method can also be tied to the controls located on the pump 24. The potentiometer 30 on the pump 24 will set a max setting, and any adjustments at the valve can go below this setting and back up to it, but never exceed it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Graco Minnesota Inc., Axia Acquistion Corporation
    Inventors: Steve J. Wrobel, Jeromy D. Horning, Robert J. Gundersen, James M. Dalton, Christopher A. Lins, Grant E. Kurre
  • Patent number: 9375742
    Abstract: The motorized hydration kit provides motorized unpressurized hydration to persons riding bicycles and/or persons using waist or back packs while driving, walking, running and hiking. A miniature light weight vane and/or peristaltic and/or diaphragm liquid pumps powered by a rechargeable direct current power source are built into a proprietary water bottle cap assembly that will replace most caps of water bottles type in the market. Same cap along with two tubing fittings will allow a simple and quick modification of most types of hydration bladders used in waist or back packs in the market. A programmable pump power control module will allow users to draw liquid and liquefied food additives from water bottles or water bladders and proprietary food additive capsules/containers on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Yehuda Yoked
  • Patent number: 9358563
    Abstract: A back pack sprayer apparatus for spraying liquids. The apparatus includes an integrally molded structure having an upper tank portion and a lower frame portion. A support stand can be connected to the molded structure, the support stand defining a supporting plane when the apparatus is in an upright position on the ground. The molded structure can have a front side defining a compound curve having an upper concave curve configured to receive an operator's back, and a lower convex curve terminating in a lowermost distal end forming a rearward angle of at least about 20 degrees with an axis normal to the supporting plane. The apparatus can include a pump, a hose, and a sprayer. A cover can be attached to the lower frame portion concealing the pump. The apparatus can include peripheral flanges and a lower drip rail which can help prevent liquid from contacting an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Tractor Supply Company
    Inventors: Brian Kennemer, Luke W. Michas
  • Patent number: 9347749
    Abstract: The present invention includes self-defense apparatus comprising a wristband, an upper compartment with a circular recess attached to the wristband, and a clasp system. The upper compartment holds a small cylindrical canister containing a self-defense spray, the nozzle of the canister aligns with the circular recess. The wristband is comprised of an inner end and an outer end. The clasp system is comprised of an outer portion and an inner portion, wherein the outer portion is located on the outer end of the wristband, and the inner portion located on the inner end of the wristband. The outer portion of the clasp system attaches to the inner portion of the clasp system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Little Viper, Inc.
    Inventor: Caroline Olah
  • Patent number: 9296002
    Abstract: A sprayer portable on the back for spraying liquids comprises a tank (2), a hand lever (4), a pump (12) and a pressure vessel, wherein the pressure vessel is formed by a hollow space in the hand lever (4) and the pump (12) is arranged in the hollow space. The piston rod (13) of the pump is rotatably connected to a lever element (15) of the hand lever. A connecting sleeve (16) for a hose with a spray nozzle is integrated in the hand lever. The compact configuration of the sprayer allows a larger tank volume and more convenient operation. The sprayer can be manufactured at low cost due to the small number of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Birchmeier Sprühtechnik
    Inventors: Jürg Zwahlen, Claudio Carrozza, Michael Zaugg
  • Patent number: 9284180
    Abstract: A container and an attachment configured to couple an accessory to the container are provided. The container includes a projection. The attachment defines a slot including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to allow rotation of the attachment relative to the projection with a top portion of the projection in the first portion of the slot. The attachment is configured to retain the projection in a second portion of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventors: David A. Hayward, Laura Flanagan-Kent, Gary Mengeu
  • Patent number: 9266152
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning coils and fins of outdoor condenser units and the like in locations without electrical service wherein the apparatus comprises containers for water and cleaning chemical, a plumbing system for preparing and delivering a cleaning mixture, an electrical system for power, and wherein the method provides for cleaning coils by directing cleaning mixture through the coils in counter-flow to cooling air drawn through the coils by a condenser unit fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: GOODWAY TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Kane, George Cruz
  • Patent number: 9262905
    Abstract: A portable compliance dispenser provides a compliance module that is removably attached to a replaceable refill container, which carries any suitable liquid material, such as sanitizer. The compliance module is configured to be worn or carried by an individual and communicates hygiene compliance data to a remote monitoring station when material from the refill container is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Publication number: 20150129616
    Abstract: A wearable dispenser is provided having an elongate body having a first end and a second end and extending from the first end to the second end in an arc forming at least a portion of an ellipse, oval or circle and extending through greater than 180 degrees so as to fit over a wrist. A product is retained interiorly of the body, and a pump assembly fluidly communicates with the product in the body. The pump assembly includes a movable dispensing tip that, upon reciprocal movement, dispenses a dose of product from the pump assembly and draws another dose of product into the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Matthew L. Archer
  • Patent number: 9027795
    Abstract: A portable dispenser assembly for dispensing disinfectant to a user. The assembly includes a main housing defining a cavity for receiving a container in an inverted position. The main housing defines an opening into the cavity through which the container is inserted in the inverted position so that a stem of the container is directed downwardly in the main housing. The main housing including a bottom wall, a side wall, and a nozzle fixed with respect to the walls. The nozzle defines an inlet opposite the opening for receiving the stem of the container in the inverted position and the nozzle defines a discharge aperture configured to direct the disinfectant fluid from the container toward the user when the user depresses the container relative to the main housing to dispense the disinfectant fluid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sterilogy, LLC
    Inventors: Harold H. Zaima, Bradley D. Ahlgren
  • Publication number: 20150102065
    Abstract: The aerosol delivery system is comprised of a strap forming a loop, and an aerosol container placement region formed in the loop by securing the loop together at two points therealong. It is essentially a “figure 8” shape with a loop in the center. When pressure is applied to the loop by pulling the ends away from each other, it causes tension in the center loop, thereby applying pressure to the inserted aerosol can and activating the pressure mechanism in the can to expel whatever product is in the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Patent number: 8991654
    Abstract: A method of spraying a posterior portion of a human person includes disposing an aerosol container in an aerosol container receiving bay of a strap-based aerosol delivery assembly. The aerosol container has product therein and a dispensing button. The aerosol delivery assembly includes: the aerosol container receiving bay having a fixed length perimeter; left and right grip sections disposed on opposing lateral sides of the aerosol container receiving bay. The method includes disposing the aerosol delivery assembly such that the aerosol container receiving bay is disposed posteriorly relative to the person, and while so positioned, dispensing product from the aerosol container toward the person's posterior by pulling the left and right grip sections away from each other, so that a vertical height of the aerosol container receiving bay is decreased to thereby depress the dispensing button of the aerosol container. Related assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Solotan LLC
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Publication number: 20150069082
    Abstract: A personal defense device and method incorporating Bluetooth technology into a container with an irritant agent, such as pepper spray. The container is provided with Bluetooth-enabled wireless communication circuit that allows generation of an alarm signal every time pepper spray is dispensed. The alarm signal is capable of being received by a cellular telephone and capable of generating a predetermined responsive action by the cellular telephone, such as activation of a speakerphone, dialing of an emergency number, and activation of a global positioning system locator. A panic actuator is optionally provided on the container; the panic actuator is independently connected to the wireless communication circuit to generate the alarm signal even if the pepper spray is not dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Virgil C Breeden
  • Patent number: 8973788
    Abstract: A portable hand sanitizer dispenser which contains hand sanitizer within an internal cavity, and which includes a dispensing body having tapered left and right sides and a U-shaped opening on a top end thereof, a pivotally attached metal clip across the opening by which user clips the dispenser onto an item, such as a belt loop, and also including a grip pad member on a front side having rows of spaced apart protuberances thereon thereby enhancing the ability to grip the dispenser during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20150053718
    Abstract: A reservoir system is disclosed that can have two or more reservoirs attached to a manifold. The manifold can direct or control the flow of liquids from the reservoirs and deliver the liquids to a drinking tube extending from the manifold. The reservoirs and manifold can be in a backpack. Some or all of the reservoirs can be positioned on other parts of the body outside of the backpack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Hydrapak, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. LYON, Samuel M. LOPEZ, Georgiy PATRIKEYEV, Daniel S. STEARMAN
  • Patent number: 8950632
    Abstract: A wearable dispenser is provided having an elongate body having a first end and a second end and extending from the first end to the second end in an arc forming at least a portion of an ellipse, oval or circle and extending through greater than 180 degrees so as to fit over a wrist. A product is retained interiorly of the body, and a pump assembly fluidly communicates with the product in the body. The pump assembly includes a movable dispensing tip that, upon reciprocal movement, dispenses a dose of product from the pump assembly and draws another dose of product into the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Gojo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Matthew I. Archer
  • Publication number: 20140367417
    Abstract: A portable dispenser assembly for dispensing disinfectant to a user. The assembly includes a main housing defining a cavity for receiving a container in an inverted position. The main housing defines an opening into the cavity through which the container is inserted in the inverted position so that a stem of the container is directed downwardly in the main housing. The main housing including a bottom wall, a side wall, and a nozzle fixed with respect to the walls. The nozzle defines an inlet opposite the opening for receiving the stem of the container in the inverted position and the nozzle defines a discharge aperture configured to direct the disinfectant fluid from the container toward the user when the user depresses the container relative to the main housing to dispense the disinfectant fluid from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: STERILOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Harold H. Zaima, Bradley D. Ahlgren
  • Patent number: 8905330
    Abstract: A device, system and method relating to dispensing fluid from a device. The system relates generally to a hand-held fluid dispensing module, a control module coupled to the hand-held fluid dispensing module, a fluid container located in close proximity to the hand-held fluid dispensing module and the control module, and a cooling module coupled to the control module. The hand-held device being configured to control and determine the amount of fluid dispensed from the device. The method relates to using the system and dispensing fluid from the hand-held fluid dispensing module by either applying pressure to an exterior portion of the hand-held dispensing module or providing a vacuum to the hand-held fluid dispensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ATP, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Paukovits, Joseph Bowling, J. Michael Henderson, Daniel Todd Adlon
  • Patent number: 8905667
    Abstract: A scent dispenser includes a holder member that is removably attached to the back side and heel of a hunter's boot and has curved arms disposed at each side thereof, the holder attached to the boot by an elastic cord that extends from one arm, over the vamp portion of the boot, and is releasably attached to the other arm. The back side of the holder removably holds a scent containing bottle in an inverted position at the rear portion of the boot, the bottle having a cap with a sponge that extends a distance below the bottom of the boot heel to engage the ground surface and is compressed to deposit an amount of the scent onto the ground each time a step is taken to leave a scented trail to attract animals, or mask the smell of a human. The bottle may be removed and hung from another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kym Burks
  • Publication number: 20140339264
    Abstract: The aerosol delivery system is comprised of a strap forming a loop, and an aerosol container placement region formed in the loop by securing the loop together at two points therealong. It is essentially a “figure 8” shape with a loop in the center. When pressure is applied to the loop by pulling the ends away from each other, it causes tension in the center loop, thereby applying pressure to the inserted aerosol can and activating the pressure mechanism in the can to expel whatever product is in the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Publication number: 20140339263
    Abstract: A carrier mounts an aerosol spray can on a backpack, a belt loop or the like. The carrier has a pair of downwardly depending skirts that are radially spaced from each other, and also has an upper connector section. There are two lower catches, one on each skirt, which snap onto the top of the can in opposed directions. There may also be a positive stop along an inner side of the outer skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Schumacher, Mark W. Geis
  • Patent number: 8887962
    Abstract: An improved disposable hydration pouch and method of delivery is disclosed herein. The hydration pouch may be manufactured from poly-ethylene or other high self-friction polymers that can be thermally sealed, which allows the pouch to be inexpensive to manufacture and disposable. The hydration pouch also includes a plurality of latitudinal thermally sealed baffles to provide improved lateral support and strength while holding liquids during use over existing poly-ethylene hydration pouches in the prior art. The disposable hydration pouch may be used by athletes, hikers, cyclists, travelers, and more as a portable hydration source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Ellis Herivel, Jeffrey Brooks Goodner
  • Patent number: 8887924
    Abstract: A field water purification system is described. The field water purification system includes a container and a filter coupled to an outlet port of the container. The container includes a first layer and a second layer of polymeric material. A first edge of the first layer is bonded to a first edge of the second layer. A second edge of the first layer is bonded to a second edge of the second layer. A first end of the first layer is bonded to a first end of the second layer. The outlet port is disposed in the first layer at a first distance from the first end. A flat water filter is also described. A method for treating water is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cal Poly Corporation
    Inventors: Trygrve J. Lundquist, Patricia M. Compas-Markman
  • Publication number: 20140334975
    Abstract: A personal dispensing system allows a user to dispense a viscous liquid, such as a disinfectant liquid gel. The dispenser includes a mounting clip which can be worn on the belt of a user. The dispenser has a front sidewall with openings which allow the viscous liquid to be dispensed onto a user's hands. The openings on the front sidewall of the container body and the viscosity of the liquid are selected so that the viscous liquid weeps out of the openings without dripping, or a hand pump can dispense the liquid. The front face of the device can also house a single horizontal roller or a number of roller balls for dispensing the viscous liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Geesbreght, Darrell D. Dial
  • Patent number: 8870032
    Abstract: A hand-held dispenser for dry granular materials consists of a reservoir for the material, a removable telescoping rigid tube assembly, and a flexible valve assembly at the bottom of the tube assembly which allows passage of material when the inner tube is pushed into the outer tube. The reservoir includes a handle which allows the apparatus to be hand-held with the valve assembly end pointed downward. The inner tube is rigidly attached to the removable reservoir and can be pumped up and down to a pair of stops to dispense a measured amount of material at the bottom end of the telescoping tubes. The flexible valve can be constructed of a rubber sheet with radial fingers or spring loaded closure which will flex open to dispense material when the inner tube is pushed downward, but will not allow material to flow by gravity alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: William James Steingrandt, John Brantley Dill
  • Patent number: 8851007
    Abstract: A food topping and cutting device includes a handle coupled to a cutting edge, and further includes a container coupled to the handle. The container has a dispenser at one end configured to dispense, adjacent to the cutting edge, a food topping supplied from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Yarbrough