Enclosing Cover For Actuating Parts Of Discharging Means Patents (Class 222/182)
  • Patent number: 10531981
    Abstract: A device for non-surgical cold treatment of disorders, like warts includes a container containing a refrigerant having an outlet and a valve communicating with the outlet. An applicator is mounted to the container, said applicator having an outer wall and forming a chamber at least when connected to the container, a heat exchanger within the chamber in fluid communication with the outlet of the container and receiving refrigerant when the valve of the container is opened. A closed contact member is in heat exchange contact with the heat exchanger and is exposed to an outer side of the applicator. The heat exchanger includes a porous member made of a material having a high thermal conductivity and adapted to conduct fluid refrigerant from the outlet of the container to the chamber while the refrigerant extracts heat from the heat exchanger and the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: YOUMEDICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Philip Herweijer, Robert Sebastiaan Stal, Johannes Hendricus Witte, Job Kneppers
  • Patent number: 10518945
    Abstract: A closure (40, 240) for a fluent substance-containing system, such as a container, includes a body (54, 254) for receiving the fluent substance from the system, an actuator (60, 260) assembled with the closure body (54, 254) for selectively preventing or permitting flow of the fluent substance through the closure body (54, 254), and a shell (56, 256) that is mounted around at least a portion of the closure body (54, 254). The shell (56, 256) has a top end (156) and a blocking member (176) having an initial configuration and a separated configuration. In the initial configuration, the blocking member (176) is connected to the top end (156) to prevent the actuator (60, 260) from moving into an open, dispensing position. In the separated configuration, the blocking member (176) is at least partially separated from the top end (156) to allow the actuator (60, 260) to move into the open, dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Phillips, Curt Prusko, Kay Stanish
  • Patent number: 10486177
    Abstract: A spray structure for a portable atomizer includes: a case including an opening; a cover exposed through the opening of the case; a head portion placed in the case and coupled to the cover, the head portion including a discharge hole; and an elastic portion between the head portion and the cover, wherein the cover is configured to be rotated on a first axis by a first angle above the head portion to expose the discharge hole through the opening of the case and to be linearly moved in a second direction perpendicular to the first axis in a state in which the discharge hole is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tongil Pocket Case Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Joo Park, Jae Sang Park
  • Patent number: 10421598
    Abstract: An aerosol actuator which may be connected to a container to form an aerosol delivery systems or package wherein the aerosol includes two parts: a base and a trigger, the trigger including an integrated cap for the base, trigger, spring or living hinge, manifold and orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Steven A. Sell
  • Patent number: 10174884
    Abstract: A valve stem for a pressurized valve assembly. The valve stem has an open top portion, a closed bottom portion, at least one primary radial opening, and a valve stem longitudinal passageway between the open top portion and the at least one primary radial opening. A conduit extends from the valve stem at an angle relative to the valve stem longitudinal passageway, proximate to the open top portion. The conduit provides a flowpath between the valve stem longitudinal passageway at a conduit first end and a dispensing opening at a conduit second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10166564
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a fluid reservoir; a dispenser member mounted on the reservoir and that includes an actuator rod; a pusher mounted on the actuator rod; and a covering shell in which an assembly, formed by the reservoir and its dispenser member, is held in removable manner. The pusher is held captive by the covering shell, the pusher is axially movable in the covering shell over a limited stroke defined by a low abutment and a high abutment. A magnetic device acts between the covering shell and the pusher so as to hold the pusher, by magnetic attraction/repulsion, in a determined position that is stationary relative to the covering shell, when the actuator rod is disconnected from the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Florent Pouliaude, Yannick Pointel
  • Patent number: 10138028
    Abstract: A self-priming-pump-equipped packaging bottle includes a tubular bottle body containing therein an upper seal assembly, a lower seal assembly, and piston from top to bottom. The upper and lower seal assemblies and the tubular bottle body form a closed material-feeding chamber. The lower seal assembly, the piston, and the tubular bottle body form a closed material-storing chamber. The lower seal assembly primarily has a seal seat with a through hole and an elastic sealing gasket covering the through hole from above. The upper seal assembly has an umbrella-shaped member, a hollow material-feeding column, a support post, and an end sealing cap. The end sealing cap is fixed in the umbrella-shaped member through the support post. The hollow material-feeding column's bottom surface, the support post, and the end sealing cap form a material outlet. The umbrella-shaped member lower end is in interference fit with the seal seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ANHUI JND PLASTIC PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Xin Huang
  • Patent number: 10119750
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator including a removable discharge nozzle. The dispenser assembly includes a dispenser body, a water supply flow path and a removable discharge nozzle removably supported by a storage part formed in the dispenser body. The removable discharge nozzle is coupled to an extension hose can be pulled out of the dispenser body by a user for dispensing water. The removable discharge nozzle includes a discharge flow path, a rotating shaft installed in the discharge flow path, an opening/closing member, and a discharge button for user manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10112817
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a dispenser body, a water supply flow path and a removable discharge nozzle removably placed in a storage part formed in the dispenser body. The removable discharging unit is coupled to an extension hose and can be pulled out of the dispenser body by a user for dispensing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10105561
    Abstract: A dispenser cap for a fire extinguisher includes a main body portion that has a generally hemispherical shape. The dispenser cap also includes a securing portion adjacent to the main body portion. The securing portion is configured to be removably attached to a dispenser of the fire extinguisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kronebusch Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Allen R. Kronebusch
  • Patent number: 10005610
    Abstract: A spray cap for use with an aerosol can having a body having a recessed area; and an actuator button removably stored on the recessed area in an opening formed in the recessed area. The recessed area is resilient and flexible to accommodate inserting and removing the actuator. The actuator has a top wall which is curved and ergonomically configured to receive a user's finger. The actuator comprises an opening for dispensing paint or other liquid. The recessed area has flanges on opposite sides of the opening to facilitate insertion and removal of the actuator thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Pro Form Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9918903
    Abstract: A container suitable for the preparation, storage and dispensing of compounded suppositories is provided. Methods of preparing, storing and dispensing compounded suppositories utilizing such a container and related kits are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CutisPharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Premal Gandhi, Cristina LeChiara
  • Patent number: 9840362
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a cap for a gas vessel that has a separable gas exhaust unit. The gas exhaust unit may be integrally formed in the upper surface of the vessel cap so as to be separably attached by ribs. The gas exhaust unit may also be formed to be coupled to a mounting cup while pressing a valve stem of the gas vessel. The cap for a gas vessel having a separable gas exhaust unit may also include one or more gas injection adaptors integrally formed in the edge of the vessel cap so as to be separated by ribs. According to the present invention, the gas exhaust unit can be separated from the cap or a mounting cup of the vessel for its use when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dae Ryuk Can Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong June Park
  • Patent number: 9802752
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a manifold adapted to be fluidly coupled to a valve stem of a container. The manifold includes first and second members extending outwardly from the manifold. The dispensing system also includes a shroud having first and second shroud portions on opposing sides of the shroud. The dispensing system further includes at least one enclosed track. The enclosed track receives and permits sliding of at least one of the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Eden Cohen, Kevin Harrity, Jonathan N. Mandell, Nicholas Oxley, Thomas A. Renner
  • Patent number: 9802750
    Abstract: An adapter for a container includes a bracket having an annular sidewall and at least one projection extending interiorly from an external surface of the sidewall, wherein the at least one projection includes a sloped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Donald J. Schumacher, Christine D. Beilstein, Dirk K. Nickel
  • Patent number: 9801447
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a viscous fluent material from a pressurized container may include an inner cylindrical wall having a length and a radius and defining a central conduit. The inner cylindrical wall defines first and second circular openings at first and second ends of the central conduit respectively. The first opening may be adapted in size and shape to engage a hollow cylindrical valve stem from a pressurized dispenser of viscous fluent material. The second opening may be adapted to dispense said viscous fluent material. At least one extension may be affixed to the inner cylindrical wall and extend radially with respect to the cylindrical inner wall. The extension may be adapted to transmit finger and hand pressure to the inner cylindrical wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Stephen Nunez
  • Patent number: 9758295
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a pressurized container includes a valve stem and a mechanical seal. The valve stem has an open top portion, a closed bottom portion, at least one primary radial opening, at least one secondary radial opening and a valve stem passageway between the open top portion and both the at least one primary radial opening and the at least one secondary radial opening. The mechanical seal comprises a longitudinal passageway that seals the at least one primary radial opening and the at least one secondary radial opening, respectively, when the valve stem is in a closed position. Longitudinal translation of the valve stem exposes the at least one primary radial opening or both the at least one primary radial opening and the at least one secondary radial opening to the pressurized container when the valve stem is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 9737902
    Abstract: The fixing plate for an aerosol container includes: an outer wall 12 that covers a mounting cup 4 except an opening 11 exposing two stems 6 and abuts on an upper face of an annular rim 5; a cylindrical wall 16 integrally connected to the outer wall 12 on a lower side thereof and surrounding the annular rim 5; and an engaging claw 16a engaging the annular rim 5, wherein a positioning wall 13 is provided at the opening 11, the positioning wall having an inner circumferential shape following an outer circumferential surface of a projection 7 that protrudes from the mounting cup 4, with the two stems 6 being bound together, and that has a non-circular cross-sectional shape with long sides and short sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Hirokazu Shimizu, Toru Toma
  • Patent number: 9738436
    Abstract: An aerosol actuator which may be connected to a container to form an aerosol delivery system or package wherein the aerosol actuator includes two parts: a base and a trigger, the trigger including a integrated cap for the base, trigger, spring or living hinge, manifold and orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven A. Sell
  • Patent number: 9649513
    Abstract: An aerosol container has a positive actuating structure. The aerosol container is comprised of a body section and a dispensing section. The body section has an aerosol container with a valve at an end that is adjacent the dispensing section. The dispensing section has an enclosing unit and an actuating unit with an actuating channel to receive the finger of a person to actuate the actuating unit. The actuating unit fits into the enclosing unit. The actuator channel extends through the dispensing section, at least part of the lower part of the actuator channel being flexible and in contact with the valve of the aerosol container. The actuator channel can be entirely of a flexible material which directly contacts the aerosol valve or be a part of a semi-rigid to rigid material which directly contacts the aerosol valve. Upon depressing the actuator channel the aerosol valve is actuated and product flows from the body section through the dispensing section to a dispensing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE—PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John David Lamb, Martin Christopher Bunce, Alexander James Peacop, Bruce Cummings, William John Davis, Barbara Porter
  • Patent number: 9521894
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a substance and a liquid includes a container having a top end opposing a bottom end. The top end comprises an opening and the bottom end defines a bottom wall. The container defines a compartment adapted to receive a substance. An upper portion of the container is adapted to be covered by a cap. The device includes a cap having a mouth for covering an upper portion of the container. The cap also includes a cavity adapted to receive a spray bottle. A spray opening on the cap allows fluid to pass through the cap. The spray bottle is adapted to be received by and held within the cavity of the cap. The spray bottle is refillable and adapted to spray a fluid through a spray hole and through the spray opening on the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Adam Paul Mahfood, Richard Wetherell
  • Patent number: 9517484
    Abstract: A pump for dispensing fluid includes a dome portion for storing the fluid received through a pump inlet. The dome portion is movable between a compressed state and an uncompressed state. The pump includes a flexible membrane having a first pliability when a first voltage is applied and a second pliability when a second voltage is applied. The pump includes a first biasing device that applies a first force in a first direction to the flexible membrane. The flexible membrane moves the dome portion from the uncompressed state to the compressed state. The pump includes a second biasing device that applies a second force in a second direction to the dome portion to move the dome portion from the compressed state to the uncompressed state when the flexible membrane has the second pliability. Alternatively, the dome portion moves in the second direction in response to a gravitational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Ermanno Ciavarella, Scott Theodore Proper, Alexander York, Jason Thomas Dunn
  • Patent number: 9511925
    Abstract: A push button for a system for dispensing a product under pressure, the push button comprising an inner nozzle assembly which presents an upstream spout a lower end thereof intends to be mounted on a under pressure feed tube of the product. The inner nozzle assembly comprises a downstream spout which is in communication with the upstream spout and which ends in an outlet for dispensing under pressure the product. The push button comprises an outer body having a skirt which surrounds the inner nozzle assembly and an upper plate which comprises an upper zone for actuating the system for dispensing, the inner nozzle assembly being mounted within the outer body through a sliding guide until reaching a coupling position wherein the upstream spout is centered on first locking means provided below the upper plate and wherein the downstream spout is snapped on second locking means provided on the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA DO BRASIL EMBALAGENS LTDA
    Inventor: Aldo Fadel Edenilson
  • Patent number: 9486592
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing device includes a single injection molded part having a body and a cover pivotally interconnected by an articulation. The body has an annular base and a cylindrical encasement. The cover has a cylindrical portion and an upper dome-shaped portion. The cover is pivotal about the articulation so as to receive the body for axial alignment of the body and the cover. The dome-shaped portion is provided with cams which during the pivoting of the cover toward the body push down a springed actuator of a primary medicine packaging received in the body and fixed in the body by fastening and locking means, thereby causing release of the medicine in the primary medicine packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Victor Esteve, Eric Zembrod
  • Patent number: 9435120
    Abstract: An actuator for forming a texture layer on a target surface has a housing, a trigger, and an adapter. The housing supports the trigger for pivoting movement between first and second trigger positions. The housing supports the adapter member for sliding movement between first and second adapter positions. The trigger engages the adapter to displace the adapter from the first adapter position to the second adapter position as the trigger moves from the first trigger position to the second trigger position. The adapter engages a valve assembly such that the valve assembly is in closed and open configurations when the adapter is in the first and second adapter positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal W. Hanson, Jinru Bian, John Kordosh, Jason Everett, Jane D. Wasley
  • Patent number: 9359104
    Abstract: Shipping containers for porous masses may include a bottom lid having a rectangular lid bottom and four bottom rims that are each continuous with the lid bottom; a tray comprising a tray bottom and four tray sidewalls that are each continuous with the tray bottom defining an interior with an open top; and a top lid having a rectangular lid top and four top rims that are each continuous with the lid top, wherein the tray is configured to be placed on a bottom lid with the bottom rims surrounding a portion of the tray with a top lid placed over the top of the tray with the top rims surrounding a portion of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Lawton E. Kizer, Raymond M. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9233383
    Abstract: A device (10) for packaging and dispensing a liquid or semi-liquid product, includes a substantially axial reservoir (12) having a transverse upper wall (14) provided with a neck (16) which receives a product release member (18) and an actuating element (20) for the release member (18), a cover (22) which is received on the neck (16) and which caps the release member (18) and the upper wall (14), characterized in that the cover (22) includes at least one first inner member (24) which is adapted to be axially and removably received on the neck (16) in a given axial position, and a second outer member (26) having a peripheral wall (58) which is fitted onto the first member (24) via a clearance compensation fastening element (27) for allowing the adjustment of the cover (22) with the transverse face (14) of the reservoir (12) with a reduced clearance (J).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MAITRISE & INNOVATION
    Inventor: Daniel De Rosa
  • Patent number: 9181004
    Abstract: Containers are to be mounted with cap having structure usable without removing the cap. Cap with an openable lid of the present invention is that lid is rotated when reactive force against force added on pushing portion 3 reaches from hinge 4 to the lid 2 since radius of rotation of the hinge 4 provided at a predetermined position is smaller than radius of rotation of the pushing portion 3. Further, push button 5 is pushed in connection with opening of the lid since the pushing portion 3 is provided at the position where the pushing portion is adjacent to top edge of the push button 5 at the lid 2 being opened by the hinge 4. Thus, the force reaches the push button 5 through the pushing portion 3, and backward of the push button inclines. This makes it possible to realize a structure of discharging contents of container without removing cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Hiro-Plus
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ito
  • Patent number: 9151024
    Abstract: Improvements to shower panels and, more particularly to the lower part of such a panel, connected to the upper one by a metallic protective sleeve (3), characterized in that said lower part comprises a casing in two parts, one of which forming a base (6) and comprising means to allow it being fixated against the usual membrane and to maintain a priming valve (1), while the other (11), which totally covers the first part, and the lower part of the sleeve forms a metallic protecting shell and comprises means for operating the usual pusher (2) of said priming valve and to evacuate the water resulting of the discharging of said priming valve and of the main valve disposed at the upper part of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Les Robinets Presto
    Inventor: Daniel Dutheil
  • Patent number: 9139415
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided, including a cabinet formed with at least one refrigerated compartment and a door pivotally mounted to the cabinet via a hollow hinge to selectively open and close at least a portion of the refrigerated compartment. A water heater is mounted on an exterior surface of the cabinet about the hollow hinge and configured to heat water supplied from the refrigerator. A hot water dispenser is positioned on the door that is configured to dispense hot water supplied from the water heater into a receiver vessel, and a hot water conduit is guided through the hollow hinge and extending from the water heater to the hot water dispenser to supply the hot water from the heater to the dispenser. A method of dispensing hot water is also provided. The method utilizes at least two distinct, user-initiated steps to permit the dispensing of hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Hall, Nilton Carlos Bertolini
  • Patent number: 9060654
    Abstract: A product dispenser includes a housing adapted to receive a refill unit having a product reservoir. A multidirectional pushbar is carried by the housing and movable in a plurality of directions to actuate the pump. The multidirectional pushbar may be carried by a collar pivotally secured around a pushbar support member in the shape of a spherical zone. Pivoting movement of the multidirectional pushbar is converted into an actuating force by a transfer mechanism, which may include a vertically movable carriage. In other embodiments, the multidirectional pushbar may include ramped surfaces and may support a carriage having rolling elements. Lateral movement of the multidirectional pushbar causes the carriage to roll up the ramped surfaces and actuate a pump to dispense a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer, Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 9061817
    Abstract: Aerosol spray devices (100) may include one or more actuators (130) located on the sides or on the rear of the device wherein actuation of the one or more actuators disperses product from a container in communication with the spray device. A selector mechanism (150) may be used to toggle between an “on” and an “off” position for the one or more actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lind, Steven Sweeton
  • Patent number: 9027788
    Abstract: A fluid level gauging mechanism external of a reservoir bottle in a dispenser which mechanism emits electromagnetic radiation and senses the electromagnetic radiation emitted which passes through the bottle or is reflected from the bottle through a wall of the bottle into the bottle at a first height and senses reflected radiation passing outwardly from the bottle at a second different height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GOTOHTI.COM INC.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Edward House, Cuneyt Tezcan, Dusan Stan
  • Publication number: 20150102072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for liquid chemicals comprising a cylindrical container shell (4), an upper curved base (6) and a lower curved base (8) and also a container inflow (58, 60) and a container outflow (38, 42). The invention is characterized in that the container inflow (58, 60) and the container outflow (38, 42) are arranged at the upper curved base (6) of the container and in that a drainage tube (34) is provided which extends form the container outflow (38, 42) to the lower curved base (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Holger Blum
  • Publication number: 20150097004
    Abstract: A spring mechanism comprising a spring element having a pair of arms separated by a gap, a tapered flexible tongue with an enlarged tip, and a tapered slot extending longitudinally through the tongue, wherein the tapered flexible tongue is operatively arranged to bend such that the tip enters the gap and engages the pair of arms. A case for a canister capable of dispelling material is also disclosed using the spring mechanism to bias a lid in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: The GPM Group, LLC
    Inventor: Albert P. Caruso
  • Patent number: 8998038
    Abstract: The sprayer activation device contains a base member, a cover member, and a transmission assembly. The base member provides an accommodation space, an axle, a positioning piece, a through hole, and a number of positioning pins. The transmission assembly contains a motor and a number of engaging transmission gears in the accommodation space. The motor axle is threaded though the through hole of the base member and has an axle gear engaging a transmission gear. A pin is configured on another transmission gear. The cover member seals the accommodation space, and has a positioning pieces and a through slot. A crank is provided with a positioning opening and an axle hole at its two ends, and a hammer is configured at a side of the crank. The hammer is moved up and down as the transmission assembly drives the crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Hsu-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 8985398
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes an overcap that has a locking element extending therefrom. A container has a product disposed therein. A bracket is attached to the container. The bracket includes at least one flange and at least one slot. The at least one flange extends toward the at least one slot. A resilient member is disposed within the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Donald J. Schumacher, Christine D. Beilstein, Dirk K. Nickel, Jinsong Yu, Gang Liu, Xiaogang Tan, Yuanheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8985397
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a shuttle and a trigger switch. The shuttle and the trigger switch cooperate with discontinuous mechanical coupling. The trigger switch provides a discontinuity in bias against operation of the trigger switch by the user. Consequently, the user experiences tactile feedback before spray is released. Prior to tactile feedback, the system establishes a communication link. When spray is released, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord
  • Patent number: 8978936
    Abstract: A apparatus for delivering a predetermined quantity of content from a pressurized container includes a dispensing assembly which sits on the container and connects with an upper portion of a valve stem of the valve assembly, wherein the dispensing assembly includes a) an actuator cap having a discharge passage, which is open or obstructed and wherein the actuator cap acts as a metering chamber in combination with b) an adaptor which fits inside the cap and also snuggly engages the valve stem. The cap fits snuggly over the adjuster to define a metering chamber which depending on its position can close off the metered chamber or open it to the dispensing conduit\nozzle. When the cap is depressed it pushes down on the adjuster which depresses the valve. The chamber fills, but nothing is released until the upstroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Eini, Tami Winitz, David Schuz
  • Publication number: 20140374446
    Abstract: A fastener member (5) for engaging around a neck (11) of a reservoir (1), the fastener member (5) including fastener means (52) that are axially engageable around the neck (11) until a final fastened position is reached in which the member (5) is fastened firmly around the neck (11), the fastener member being characterized in that it further includes guide means (56) that are axially engageable around the neck (11) before the fastener means (52) are engaged around the neck (11), so as to make it easier to position the fastener means (52) relative to the neck (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Sébastien Michaux, Bruno Stuart
  • Patent number: 8893985
    Abstract: A pump fragrance device includes a pump spray, an inner housing connected to a spray head, and an outer housing on the inner housing. On the inner housing, a junction piece connected to the spray head has an opening thereon. The inner housing's surface has an assembling piece to fit with the outer housing, which has an assembling structure to fit with the inner housing. The inner and outer housings form a fixing structure. The fixing structure is filled with a volatile carrier agent, at least a part of which is located in the spray path of the pump spray. When used, the pump spray sprays content onto a surface of the volatile carrier agent, thereby reducing the quantity of the volatile aromatic agent used. This prolongs the diffusion time of the volatile aromatic agent, thereby relieving users from the danger of the fragrance device being under high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aromate Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Wu
  • Patent number: 8887963
    Abstract: A universal yoke for actuating an actuation head of a canister is provided. The universal yoke can include a plurality of support ribs, an actuating nub including a first triggering surface, and an actuating tab including a second triggering surface. The plurality of support ribs can be arranged to nest with a plurality of differently shaped top portions of canisters. Either one of the first triggering surface and the second triggering surface can be arranged to independently actuate an actuation head of a nested canister top portion when the canister is forced into contact with the universal yoke. The universal yoke can be implemented with a dispensing device capable of cradling various-sized canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Aziz Zizoune, Breana Therese Murphy
  • Patent number: 8870035
    Abstract: A dispensing device having a housing capable of receiving a pre-packaged charge of pre-whipped topping or icing. The housing has an inner wall with a slot formed therein for receiving a rack that is capable of rotational and translational motion within the slot. The rack has a set of gear teeth that engage with a catch on a plunger. The piston moves in the axial direction to force the pre-whipped topping or icing through the outlet in its packaging. The catch on the piston is locked in one direction and pivots in the opposite direction such that the rack engages with the piston when it moves in a first direction and the rack disengages with the piston when it is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventors: Rohit Jalali, Christopher Vincent Tirone, Theodore Watson Rich, Steven A. Franz, William E. Grieshober, Jr., Joseph Victor Bisacca, Lisa Augustine, Kerry Marshal Chace, Timothy A. Falken, David E. Moomaw
  • Patent number: 8870031
    Abstract: A dispenser for a liquid or pasty media contains a replaceable container at a bottom of which a pump is mounted, and a holder for the container. The dispenser further contains a holding element having a part formed from a transparent plastic material which at least partially encloses the upper region of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 8863989
    Abstract: A soap dispensing assembly includes a soap container and a universal dispenser. The soap container is capable of having a liquid pump or a foaming pump attached to it. The universal dispenser is adapted to house and dispense soap from the soap container regardless of whether the container has a liquid pump or a foaming pump. Using this assembly, a manufacturer may sell the universal dispenser and offer to sell the consumer liquid and foamable soap for use with the same dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Buckeye International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Criswell, Casey B. Stahl, Mark Hirte, Lawrence R. Happ
  • Patent number: 8857670
    Abstract: A dispenser (300) includes an arched flange (303) that works as a baffle to prevent dispensed media from exiting a nozzle erratically. The dispenser (300) can be configured with a connector (402), connector extension (403), and nozzle (401) for use with vessels (802). Alternatively, a dispenser cap (1100) can include a coupling mechanism (1200) configured to attach to prior art dispensers. Dispensed media is directed along the dispensing surface (301) in a ventral direction (302) relative to the dispenser (300), thereby eliminating the possibility of the media being dispensed into the user's face or eyes, regardless of clogs present or user hand position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J Mills
  • Patent number: 8851331
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes an adjustable dosing mechanism that permits adjustment of the amount of fluid to be dispensed. An adjustable dosing mechanism may be inserted into the dispenser in either a high dose orientation or a low dose orientation. The body further includes pair of dose adjusting flanges. When the adjustable dosing mechanism body is received into the dispenser in the high dose orientation, a relatively larger quantity of fluid product is dispensed. When the adjustable dosing mechanism body is received into the dispenser in the low dose orientation, a relatively smaller quantity of fluid product is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Pelkey, Brian P. Carlson, Troy A. Anderson, Brian K. Stahel
  • Patent number: 8820583
    Abstract: A dispenser for a refrigerator includes a cavity provided at one side of a door and a discharge opening provided at an upper surface of the cavity. A cover is movable to inside of the cavity, and configured to open and close the cavity. An inclination surface is provided on an inner surface of the cavity. A switch on the inclination controls dispensing of water or ice from the discharge opening. Under this configuration, water or ice is dispensed from the discharge opening if the switch is actuated as the cover moves to the inside of the cavity to contact the inclination surface. The cover is coplanar with an outer surface of the door to close the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seong Taik Kim
  • Patent number: 8783520
    Abstract: A dispenser for a liquid or pasty media contains an exchangeable container which is arranged upside down on a holder. A dosing pump is provided on the bottom of the container in an especially non-detachable manner, and an actuating element for the dosing pump is provided on the holder retainer. A first return valve is provided at an upper inlet to the dosing pump and a second return valve at its lower dispensing opening which second return valve can be lifted, thereby reducing the delivery space. The actuating element is displaceably mounted in the retainer and has a ramp displacing a catch guided upwards by the retainer, the catch being associated with the lower return valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 8777062
    Abstract: A product dispenser includes a housing having a backplate and a cover that, together, define a reservoir recess. The cover pivots relative to the backplate and is pushed to pivot about a pivot point and actuate a pump. The pivot point is positioned such that the volume of the reservoir recess increases as the pump is actuated to dispense the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Nick E. Ciavarella