Supply Container Delivering To Receiving Chamber Patents (Class 222/207)
  • Patent number: 10421090
    Abstract: A pump system may include a blown-in dip tube connected to a valve body and having a connection which may include an improved blown-in dip tube connector having one or more of a lip for sealing with a blown-in dip tube, a seal ring configured to mate with a blown-in dip tube and seal therewith, a dip tube lock for mating with a blown-in dip tube, or an o-ring for providing an improved seal with a blown-in dip tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: David L. DeJong, Eric C. Scheier, Joseph R. Krestine, Joseph K. Dodd, Alejandro Espinoza, Dennis J. Kelly, Lluis Costa Quintas, Robert J. Good, Steven L. Sweeton
  • Patent number: 10391513
    Abstract: A sealant dispensing apparatus includes a rotatable injection cartridge for loading a sealant, having a plurality of outlets distributed from a periphery to a center with respect to a rotation axis of the injection cartridge; and a nozzle assembly in fluid communication with the injection cartridge, including at least two sub-nozzles arranged in a line. The outlet of the injection cartridge closer to the center of the injection cartridge is in communication with the sub-nozzle of the nozzle assembly closer to a first end of the line, and the outlet of the injection cartridge closer to the periphery of the injection cartridge is in communication with the sub-nozzle of the nozzle assembly closer to a second end of the line. The first end is opposite to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jideng Zhou, Ge Wang, Chengying Cao, Peng Li, Huanyu Li
  • Patent number: 10364093
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a metered dose of a product, and a method for using the apparatus. The dispensing device has a charging configuration in which an outlet (112; 212) is closed and a metering chamber (120; 220) is configured to expand to its expanded configuration while receiving product through an inlet (111; 211). It also has a discharging configuration in which the outlet (112; 212) is open and the metering chamber (120; 220) is configured to contract to its contracted configuration while expelling the received product through the outlet (112; 212), thereby dispensing a metered dose of product. The dispensing device further comprises a latch mechanism (140; 240), configured to retain the dispensing device in the charging configuration until the metering chamber (120; 220) attains its expanded configuration. The method comprises actuating an actuator (130; 230) of the dispensing device, to fill the metering chamber, and releasing the actuator to dispense the metered dose of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Bartolucci, Paul Owen Nutley, Nathan Daniel Grubbs
  • Patent number: 10357792
    Abstract: A dispenser for discharging liquid to pasty masses, has a pump head and a pump chamber, having a pump chamber wall and an inlet valve and an outlet valve. The pump chamber is formed by a bellows part, on which the inlet valve is integrally formed. The inlet valve is retained of retaining arms, which extend in the peripheral direction of the inlet valve and are connected to the pump chamber wall and to the inlet valve, and the inlet valve forms a peripherally extending valve lip, which freely protrudes in cross-section. The inlet valve extends in the shape of a circle segment in a longitudinal cross-section of the bellows part, having an upper dome segment and the lower valve lip. The connection to the retaining arms is formed at a height center of the inlet valve or at an offset therefrom toward a free edge of the valve lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aptar Villingen GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10342313
    Abstract: Disclosed is an outlet pump vessel of a liquid content which is able to intercept the air, including a sealing nozzle having an inlet through which the liquid content is discharged during operation of the push button and the inlet of the sealed nozzle is closed during non-operation of the push button by inserting the sealed nozzle into an outlet of the liquid content of the push button to prevent the liquid content of cosmetics remaining on a transfer passage from being oxidized or deteriorated due to contact with the air and the liquid content on a discharge port side from being solidified and hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Seong Il Kang
  • Patent number: 10335814
    Abstract: A container includes a reservoir holding a non-pressurized product. A metering device and valve assembly are within the reservoir. The valve assembly includes a product intake conduit and a spring biased valve stem. The valve stem is at least one of an upwardly extending conduit or reciprocating conduit, which is in fluid communication with the product intake conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher F. Lang, James R. Crapser, Thomas A. Helf, Jeffrey L. Crull, Evan A. Sparks, Cunjiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10271935
    Abstract: A single use fluid delivery system including a fluid containing vial fitted with a non-removable sealing plug; a separate fluid applicator non-removably installable on the fluid vial; and a ball seal structure located on the fluid vial and configured to seal the fluid vial until the applicator is installed. The fluid filled and sealed vial and the applicator are provided as separate pieces, and during use of the single dose fluid delivery system the applicator is installed onto the vial, and during installation of the applicator onto the vial, the seal is dislodged and opens a channel for the fluid to flow to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Team Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark F. Bow, Mitchell J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10202951
    Abstract: A handheld work apparatus has a fuel supply system and a pump for delivering fuel from the fuel supply system. The pump has an elastic pump bellows which can be actuated by the operator. The pump bellows has a fastening section at which the pump bellows is fastened to a housing. The pump bellows has a main section and a roof section, wherein the roof section has a dome-shaped section adjoining the main section and a cap which adjoins the dome-shaped section and closes off the dome-shaped section. In order to achieve a rapid return of the pump bellows from the actuated position into the unactuated position, even at low temperatures, it is provided that the smallest wall thickness (g) of the main section is at least 10% greater than the smallest wall thickness (h) of the dome-shaped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Feulner, Harald Buehner, Ricardo Hojczyk, Tobias Bernhard
  • Patent number: 10201821
    Abstract: A closure assembly includes a vented closure and a dispensing fitment. The closure includes an upper deck, a tubular hub extending downwardly from the upper deck, an annular outwardly threaded fitment neck extending upwardly from the upper deck, and a fitment seat surrounding the fitment neck. The fitment seat has a vent hole radially spaced from the hub. The dispensing fitment includes a fitment body, an arbor extending downwardly from the fitment body, an annular inwardly threaded sealing wall extending downwardly from the fitment body, and a dispensing neck extending upwardly from the fitment body. The arbor is movable between an open venting position and a closed position which blocks the vent hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS SLATERSVILLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford Skillin
  • Patent number: 10189039
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing fluid products which is provided with an extension tip (4) connected by a first end to a nozzle (3) associated with a metering pump mounted on a bottle containing the product that is to be dispensed and comprising at its distal second end a discharge orifice, said extension tip (4) bearing a shutter (5) a first end (5A) of which is arranged on said discharge orifice, this shutter (5) being intended to open at its distal second end (5B) under the pressure of the product when said pump is actuated, and said shutter (5) comprising a tubular external part (6), elastically deformable in longitudinal bending, of which a first end (5A) is arranged on the discharge orifice and of which the tapering external cross section diminishes evenly towards its distal second end (5B), at least over part of its length, said external part (6) being intended to deform elastically in a radial direction at its distal second end (5B) under the pressure of the fluid leaving the pump via
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LABLABO
    Inventors: Patrice Puviland, Jean-Philippe Taberlet
  • Patent number: 10174754
    Abstract: A valve assembly with a valve member coaxially received within a valve casing and interacts with the casing to provide a one-way inlet valve at one end of the valve casing and a one-way outlet valve at the other end of the casing with an annular compartment therebetween adapted to be coupled to a variable volume compartment and thereby together provide a simplified construction for valving components of a fluid pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun (Tony) Shi
  • Patent number: 10160587
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device having a flexible fluid pouch and a dispensing assembly, the dispensing assembly having a top piece and a bottom piece, the top piece having a flexible actuator including a flexible dome and a flexible flange extension, the bottom piece having a bottom portion of a pump chamber, a pump chamber inlet, a chamber inlet valve, and a bottom portion of an outlet valve, the top piece and the bottom piece mated together to form a pump chamber and an outlet valve, the device configured to allow bidirectional fluid flow through either or both inlet and outlet valves, and to dispense a volume of fluid that is less than the volume of the pump chamber. The flexible pouch may have a single opening or two openings. In the case of a single opening, the entire dispensing assembly is in the interior of the pouch. In the case of two openings, only the flexible dome extends to the exterior of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MHSCO HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Richard B. Fox
  • Patent number: 10159385
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a spiral-shaped body having a first end and a second end. The body defines an internal volume and an opening that provides a path of fluid communication between the internal volume and an exterior of the body. A composition is in the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Beckerman, Andrew Lanza
  • Patent number: 10159997
    Abstract: A trigger sprayer has a housing, a piston bore within the housing, and a piston reciprocally mounted within the piston bore. The housing further includes a flow passage through which liquid passes from a passage inlet to a passage outlet. An actuator is operable to reciprocate the piston within the piston bore between a vacuum stroke creating reduced pressure in the piston bore and a compression stroke creating increased pressure in the piston bore. A valve assembly within the flow passage controls the flow of liquid through the flow passage upon operation of the actuator. The valve assembly further comprises a check valve and a priming valve. The sprayer has a closure for mounting the sprayer to a container. The valve seat for the check valve is in a component formed separately from and operatively connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald D. Foster, Philip L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10150126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container capable of discharging two kinds of contents including a lower container body (200) for accommodating first and second containers (202, 203) which are coupled to a lower cap (201) and have cosmetic contents filled therein; airless pumps (300) including piston parts (301) provided in opening portions of the first and second containers (202, 203), and piston housings (303) provided on the outer periphery portions of the piston parts (301) and having pressing protrusions (302); button housings (400) for accommodating side buttons (500) which slide by pressing the pressing protrusions (302); and a mixture discharge member (700) which is coupled to the upper parts of the button housings (400) so as to discharge the cosmetic contents, and which is dented in a dish shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10138971
    Abstract: A dispensing pump includes a polymer compression spring assembly. The dispensing pump includes a pump base, and a dispensing head having a piston stem. The polymer compression spring assembly includes a slotted tubular spring element and first and second loading cones received at opposing ends of the slotted tubular spring element. The first loading cone is fixed relative to the pump base while the second loading cone is axially movable with the piston stem and dispensing head. The tubular spring element is disposed coaxially about the piston stem between the cones. When the dispensing head is compressed, the loading cones axially compress toward each other whereby the slotted tubular spring element radially expands to create an opposing contraction force, and in turn, an axial extension force. When released, the spring element elastically contracts to its at rest shape, returning the loading cones and dispensing head to their at rest positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Eelco H. Deman, Paulus Zuijderduijn
  • Patent number: 10092921
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir including a neck that defines an opening in which a stopper is engaged. The stopper is movable by sliding in the neck between a high closed initial position in which the stopper hermetically closes the opening of the neck and a low open final position in which at least one feed passage puts the inside of the reservoir into communications with the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APATAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Patrick Muller
  • Patent number: 10040087
    Abstract: A trigger-type liquid dispenser includes valve member, which is provided in flow path to control liquid to flow in direction in flow path. Valve member includes intake-side check valve, which permits flow of liquid from container side to pump side and prevents flow of liquid from pump side to container side, and discharge-side check valve, which permits flow of liquid from pump side to nozzle side and prevents flow of liquid from nozzle side to pump side. Discharge-side check valve is formed in umbrella shape that is elastically deformable freely in radial direction and has outer circumferential end configured to contact inner circumferential surface of flow path, with contact force of outer circumferential end with respect to inner circumferential surface of flow path being distributed non-uniformly in circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Fujiwara, Shigeo Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10035158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contents dispensing pump which is coupled to a container (V) for accommodating the contents therein and dispenses the contents, comprising: a pump main body (10); a pump upper body (20); a pump inner body (30); a dispensing valve (40); and an elastic member (50). The pump upper body (20) is coupled to the upper side of the pump main body (10) so that a pumping operation is made by an up and down movement with respect to the pump main body (10). The pump inner body (30) has a bowl shape with the middle thereof formed to be dented so that an inlet valve plate (70) is integrally formed on the lower surface. The dispensing valve (40) is coupled to the upward side of the pump upper body (20), and has, formed therein, a valve protrusion wheel (41) for opening and closing the content outlet (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 10035159
    Abstract: Fluid dispenser for the discharge of pharmaceutical or cosmetic fluids including a fluid reservoir in which fluid is stored prior to discharge, an outlet channel through which the fluid is dispensed to an environment, and a pump chamber which, starting from an initial state with maximum pump chamber volume, is volumetrically reduced by a manual pump activation. An inlet valve arrangement is provided between the fluid reservoir and the pump chamber, which opens in a pressure regulated manner when a negative pressure exists in the pump chamber with respect to the fluid reservoir, and an outlet valve arrangement is provided between the pump chamber and the discharge opening. The outlet valve arrangement includes a switching valve mechanically compelled to open in reaction to a displacement of an activation handle and independent of the fluid pressure in the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Bruder, Tobias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10022268
    Abstract: Ocular fluid management systems and methods of operating the same. One ocular fluid management system includes a chamber, a diaphragm, a sensor, and a controller. The chamber includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is connected to an input line for receiving fluids into the first portion and an output line for discharging fluids from the first portion. The diaphragm is contained in the chamber and changes position based on a pressure difference between the first and second portions. The sensor detects a position of the diaphragm and transmits a signal based on the detected position. The controller is configured to receive the signal and control operation of at least one of a peristaltic pump and a vacuum pump based on the signal to maintain the diaphragm in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Erik William Peterson
  • Patent number: 10010896
    Abstract: Dispenser pump for pumping reservoir fluid to a dispenser head, has a dip tube to insert into the fluid, a cylinder housing connected with the dip tube, a piston pipe guided in longitudinal direction by the cylinder housing for pumping the fluid from the dip tube to the dispenser head, wherein the piston pipe comprises a connecting area for connecting the dispenser head to the piston pipe, a top part connected with the piston pipe, a bottom part connected with the cylinder housing and a spring bellow for pushing the piston pipe in a direction outwards the cylinder housing, wherein a lower axial end of the spring bellow is connected with the bottom part via a lower retainer ring located inside the spring bellow and/or a higher axial end of the spring bellow is connected with the top part via a higher retainer ring located inside the spring bellow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Sebastian Kraus
  • Patent number: 10011507
    Abstract: A system for delivering disinfectant or other chemicals to effluent or water within a containment vessel, such as a wastewater storage tank. The invention includes a mounting bracket or housing; a rotor rotationally connected to the mounting bracket; a shaft connecting the rotor to the mounting bracket; a pump connected to the shaft, the pump having a casing and a rotor assembly; a container; and an tube having a first end within the container and a second end outside the container, a portion of the tube positioned within the pump and in contact with the rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Michael R. Braden
  • Patent number: 9993558
    Abstract: This invention provides for biocompatible, biodegradable eye drop pharmaceutical formulations useful for the treatment of ocular indications. In particular, tocopherols and their esters of low water solubility, notably ?-tocopheryl acetate, are exceptional vehicles for biocompatible, nonirritating topical eye drop formulations that provide sustained release of active agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ramscor, Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon G. Wong, Louis L. Wood
  • Patent number: 9993119
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser is disclosed. The liquid dispenser includes a reservoir for containing liquid to be dispensed; a dispenser outlet for discharge of the liquid from the reservoir; a discharge mechanism operable to discharge the liquid from the dispenser outlet when activated; and a personal dispenser removably coupled to the dispenser outlet. The personal dispenser includes a receptacle for containing the liquid discharged from the dispenser outlet; an inlet port for receiving the liquid discharged from the dispenser outlet; and an outlet port for discharge of the liquid from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, David R. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9951759
    Abstract: A novel pumping device (1) with an actuator (4) and a head part (5) for dispensing a fluid from a container (2) is described. The actuator (4) comprises an outlet conduit (37) and a first cylindrical member (18) and the head part (5) comprises a second cylindrical member (20) which is arranged coaxially to the first cylindrical member. A folded membrane member (22) with an inlet valve (24) and an outlet valve (25) is provided between the first (18) and second (20) cylindrical members, such that the first (18) and second (20) cylindrical members and the folded membrane member (22) provide a variable pump chamber (27). The outlet valve (25) is arranged relative to the actuator (4) in such a manner that a suck-back chamber (38) with a variable volume is provided between the outlet valve (25) and the outlet conduit (37), which is simultaneously reduced as the pumping chamber (27) is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Airopack Technology Group AG
    Inventors: Roy Van Swieten, Johannes Hubertus Jozef Maria Kelders
  • Patent number: 9950330
    Abstract: A shut-off system for a dispenser includes a pinch member that moves relative to a guide and which is normally biased against a flexible outlet tube that is disposed therebetween. The flexible outlet tube that carries material, such as soap, supplied from a pump to an outlet nozzle. The pump and the pinch member are in operative engagement with an actuator, such that when the actuator is not engaged, the pinch member closes the outlet tube to prevent residual material retained in the outlet tube from flowing or drooling out of the outlet nozzle. Correspondingly, when the actuator is engaged, the pump is compressed, and the pinch member is moved away from the outlet tube, allowing the material to be pumped through the outlet tube and dispensed from the outlet nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Smith, John J. McNulty, Robert Quinlan, Christopher J. Mann, James M. Yates
  • Patent number: 9945371
    Abstract: A simplified pump system including a bellow (310) having a suction valve (312), a stem (320), a fluid lock (330), and a tube retainer (380) having a vent element wherein the product flow into and out of a pump chamber formed by the bellow (310) and stem (320) is controlled by the suction valve (312) and fluid lock (330).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen D. De Regt
  • Patent number: 9932167
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a remaining-amount reduction member capable of preventing the generation of space whose periphery is closed by pressurized fluid, reducing a final remaining amount of a content to be ejected, stabilizing an ejection amount of the content per unit time, and smoothly ejecting the content to the end. Provided is a remaining-amount reduction member 110 that is attached inside a flexible interior bag 102 arranged inside an aerosol container 100, the remaining-amount reduction member including: an attachment part 120 attached such that the content F is capable of flowing in an inflow port 103 of the interior bag 102; and a guiding part 130 having a plurality of grooved blocks 132, each of which has a guiding groove 131 in a longitudinal direction, connected in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Ogata
  • Patent number: 9908129
    Abstract: To further improve a dispenser of the type in question, in particular with regard to an advantageous production, it is proposed for the support on the inner surface of the cap part to be formed by means of a support section of the support part, which protrudes below the sealing zone and which simultaneously forms an accommodation for the upper free edge of the bellows part in a one-part embodiment with an accommodating section. Provision can thus be made for a one-part embodiment of the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MegaPlast GmbH
    Inventor: Karlheinz Hummel
  • Patent number: 9902534
    Abstract: A device for dispensing drops with a cap that forms a nozzle, wherein the nozzle features a wall, which is attached to a large-diameter end section and in certain areas realized in the form of an annular neck, as well as a small-diameter end section, which is attached to the annular neck and features an opening, and wherein an axis of the nozzle extends through the opening and the large-diameter end section. The wall of the annular neck is so flexible that the axis of the nozzle is tilted by an angle and a concavity is formed in the region of the annular neck when a force is exerted upon the small-diameter end section. An actuating projection for exerting the force is assigned to the small-diameter end section and protrudes transverse to the nozzle axis, wherein the actuating projection is formed by a collar with a circular horizontal projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LOUVRETTE GMBH DESIGN & PACKAGING
    Inventor: Gerd Erlhöfer
  • Patent number: 9878898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sealable bottle. The bottle includes a pouring spout portion which projects from the bottle and has an interior surface defining a fluid flow passage in communication with the interior volume of the bottle. The spout may have a length and diameter sufficient to activate filler neck closure members (e.g. flaps, valves, or other closure members). At least a portion of the spout may be devoid features which could compromise the operation of the closure mechanism in a fuel tank filler neck. The spout may include threads operable to engage a cap on the end of the spout. The threads may be separated by clearance features operable to avoid interference with a capless fuel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alpha Consolidated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Zweifel
  • Patent number: 9878339
    Abstract: An applicator head for discharging a pasty medium from a container, including a metering chamber, a first housing part bounding the metering chamber in sections, with an actuating element, and a second housing part. The first housing part and the second housing part form a constructional unit connectable to a container storing the medium and closing the container. By actuating the actuating element, the medium is conveyed out of the container into the metering chamber and/or is discharged from the metering chamber. A sealing element of a plastically or elastically deformable plastic is provided, and is arranged such that the container is closable in a sealing manner by the constructional unit. The sealing element is manufactured as a common component with at least one further element of the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Baumann
  • Patent number: 9834369
    Abstract: A method is provided for extracting liquid from a liquid dispenser The dispenser includes a liquid container and, connected to the container, a liquid dispensing device is able to take up liquid from the container and convey it along a path as far as at least one liquid outlet so as to dispense this liquid to the outside. The method includes a step of injecting a volume of extraction gas under pressure into the container so as to apply pressure to the liquid of the container in order to cause it to flow along at least part of the device and allow a predetermined quantity of liquid to be extracted from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNIPLAST
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Lamboux, Loic Bouet
  • Patent number: 9833800
    Abstract: A vented pump includes a pump housing with a fluid retention cavity, a fluid inlet, and at least one vent opening therethrough. A pump dome is secured to the pump housing to form a dome cavity. Movement of the pump dome allows material from the fluid retention cavity to enter the dome cavity through the fluid inlet, and selectively allows ambient air to enter the fluid retention cavity through the at least one vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene W. Ray
  • Patent number: 9821993
    Abstract: A dispenser platform for receiving a product container, having a casing, wholly or partially encasing a control panel coupled a control module and a product container receptacle having a product container coupling assembly. The product container coupling assembly includes a first product supply conduit configured to receive a barrel of a product container. A second product supply conduit couples to a reservoir or to a supply of a second product, such as water. The product container holds a first product, such as concentrated coffee, concentrated tea, concentrated flavored drink, flavored syrup (cola) or concentrated juice. Components of the dispenser platform include a pump assembly, a heating and/or cooling assembly responsively coupled to a control panel via a control module and a filter assembly. The product container can be a BOV container or an airless dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Hertensen
  • Patent number: 9789620
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing unit for a hair removal device with a reservoir and an applicator in liquid communication with the reservoir. A first and second connector are in liquid communication with the reservoir. The first and second connector each have a respective first and second valve. A resilient tube is disposed between the connectors. The resilient tube has a neutral position with both valves closed and a second position with one valve open and one valve closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kevin James Wain, Lee Burrowes, Barry Keith Rockell
  • Patent number: 9790933
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum apparatus that is not complicated in construction, does not require two receptacle bodies, and is improved in vacuum efficiency. The vacuum apparatus includes a cylinder member provided with a guide shaft disposed in the central area of the inner space thereof, and a piston module including a separating and opening/closing unit and a hollow rod unit with a guide bore in the inside thereof extending downward from the central area of the separating and opening/closing unit. The piston module is fitted in the inside of the cylinder member to separate the inner space of the cylinder member into an upper first space and a lower second space, and provided with a first O-ring to open/close the first space and the second space in relation to each other while being moved vertically according to a moving direction in relation to the cylinder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BORU INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Young Park
  • Patent number: 9718073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump for discharging contents, in which a pump upper body having contents outlets formed therein is inserted into the upper part of a pump main body having a contents inlet formed therein, a pump inner body is fitted into the inside of the pump main body and the pump upper body, the pump inner body integrally includes the serving as a temporary content reservoir for temporarily storing the contents, a suction valve plate for sucking the contents, and a discharge valve protruding ring for discharging the contents, and thus the contents are discharged as the volume of the temporary content reservoir in the pump inner body is changed by vertically moving the pump upper body relative to the pump main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 9708110
    Abstract: A venting liner is connectable in fluid communication between a closure and an interior of a device for venting gas from the interior into the ambient atmosphere. The venting liner has a first fluid impervious and gas permeable outer layer, a second relatively rigid and substantially incompressible outer layer defining an open cell structure, and an inner foam layer defining an inner surface and an outer surface, a plurality of fluid-flow apertures spaced relative to each other, extending between the inner and outer surfaces, and forming substantially vertical fluid-flow paths through the inner layer. The first outer layer is in fluid communication with the interior of the device for venting gas through the interior of the first outer layer, substantially vertically through the apertures and, in turn, through the interior open cell structure of the second outer layer and into the ambient atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DEWAL INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Edward D. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9694374
    Abstract: A suck-back valve selectively actuatable for dispensing liquid in its open condition from an associated liquid storage container, and for avoiding continued presence of excess dispensed liquid about the exit orifice in the closed condition of the valve, is formed at least in part of a spring member and a pin. The spring member includes a distal web that defines a valve seat and a dispensed liquid exit orifice, a proximal web, and a plurality of flexibly elastic bands helically connecting the distal and proximal webs. The pin includes an elongated shaft having a proximal end secured to the proximal web and carrying a substantially hollow frustoconical cone at its distal end. The cone has an outer valving surface for releasable abutment with the valve seat and the shaft has a bore of predetermined cross-sectional extent defined longitudinally along and within the shaft to create a continuous fluid passageway through and along the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dab-O-Matic Holdings Company
    Inventors: James Bell, Scott Bell
  • Patent number: 9610600
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are provided for dispensing fluid from a dispenser that includes a flexible membrane having different levels of pliability according to a voltage applied to the flexible membrane. According to some embodiments, a biasing device, such as a spring, is disposed on a first side of the flexible membrane and is configured to apply pressure to the flexible membrane. When a first voltage is applied to the flexible membrane, the flexible membrane becomes sufficiently pliable to enable the spring to flex the flexible membrane, pushing the flexible membrane into a pumping chamber disposed on the opposite side of the flexible membrane relative to the spring. The fluid is stored in the pumping chamber and the flexing of the flexible membrane causes the pumping chamber to compress. Such compression of the pumping chamber forces the pumping chamber to dispense the fluid through a pump outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nick Ermanno Ciavarella, Jackson William Wegelin
  • Patent number: 9609936
    Abstract: Provided is a cream-type cosmetic container, which can easily discharge a highly viscous content without a separate pumping member by allowing a button part to downwardly move and then return to an original location and thus changing the internal pressure of the container body when a user pressurizes the button part, and thus can save the assembling time and the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak-Chan Kim, Shin-Bok Jung, Sung-Woo Cheon, Seo-Hui Jung, Hyo-Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 9555428
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device (1; 51) for dispensing a fluid (L), having a supporting structure (2) provided with means (3) for coupling to a container (C) containing the fluid (L) and a collapsible chamber (6) associated with the supporting structure (2) and suited to draw and contain a measured quantity of the fluid (L). Said device comprises lever operating means (16) suited to deform the collapsible chamber (6) in order to dispense a portion of the measured quantity. The invention also implements a system for dispensing a fluid (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Taplast S.P.A.
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 9539597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a press-type liquid pump. The liquid pump comprises a fixed unit fixed relative to a container and a movable unit capable of performing a reciprocating motion relative to the fixed unit, and a liquid product is pumped to the exterior of the container. The reciprocating motion is achieved by a pressing force applied by a user to the movable unit to move the movable unit relative to the fixed unit in combination with an elastic restoring means for restoring the movable unit relative to the fixed unit after the pressing force is removed. The elastic restoring means is a plastic elastic compressing means located below a toothed sleeve and installed between the fixed unit and the movable unit, which comprises at least one elastic strip generally formed in an arc shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Yaowu Ding
  • Patent number: 9468279
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly comprises a housing for accommodating a fluid. A bellows member disposed in the housing defines an opening therethrough adapted to be in fluid communication with an applicator assembly. The bellows member is adapted to operatively engage the applicator assembly for extension in a first direction and contraction in a second direction. The bellows member seals against the inner surface of the housing during extension and contraction for defining a variable volume chamber with the housing. Expansion of the bellows member in the first direction reduces the chamber volume for generating positive pressure in the housing and forcing fluid through a valve to the applicator assembly. Contraction of the bellows member in the second direction increases the chamber volume for generating negative pressure within the housing for drawing fluid into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BlokRok, Inc.
    Inventors: Arianna Megaro, Matthew Megaro, Brad Forrest
  • Patent number: 9452869
    Abstract: A container (1) with a liquid-squeezing nozzle has a main body (2) having an opening (21) and collecting liquid (L), a nozzle (3) mounted on the opening (21), and a cap (4) covering the nozzle (3) and being mounted on main body (2) removable. The nozzle (3) has a storage part (33), a liquid supplying path (34), and a valve (35). The storage part (33) has rubber elasticity, and collects liquid (L) without posture of the main body (2). The liquid supplying path (34) communicates from the opening (21) to the storage part (33). The valve (35) is usually shut, and is opened to spout liquid (L) of the storage part (33) when internal pressure of the storage part (33) exceeds constant pressure by shutting the communication between the storage part (33) and the liquid supplying path (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Ryu Katayama
  • Patent number: 9446424
    Abstract: A device for packaging, dispensing and using fluid contents having a liquid to pasty consistency, includes: a container having, at its front portion, a downstream opening, an element for conveying the contents including an upstream opening, an axially extended passage and a front downstream opening for dispensing the contents, the passage being elastically deformable and capable of being in an idle state having a maximum interior volume or in a compressed state having a smaller interior volume, an upstream valve element, a downstream valve element, a front wall, wherein is situated the front downstream dispenser opening, a movable annular actuating element associated with the passage of the conveying element and consisting of an elastically deformable annular side wall, which limits the passage laterally and externally. The side wall is positioned on the outside and includes an outer side wall of the device, which is at least partially accessible for actuating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CINQPATS
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 9387500
    Abstract: A pump system may include a blown-in dip tube connected to a valve body and having a connection which may include an improved blown-in dip tube connector having one or more of a lip for sealing with a blown-in dip tube, a seal ring configured to mate with a blown-in dip tube and seal therewith, a dip tube lock for mating with a blown-in dip tube, or an o-ring for providing an improved seal with a blown-in dip tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Dispensing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Good, Dennis Kelly, Joseph K Dodd, Joseph R Krestine, David L DeJong, Steven L. Sweeton, Eric Scheier, Lluis Costa Quintas, Alejandro Espinoza
  • Patent number: 9381480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container including a temporary coupling member for pouring two different types of solutions into separated chambers and for separating the chambers from each other and for driving a supporting rotator to release the temporary coupling member so as to mix the two different types of solution. The container includes rotating pushing unit rotating; cylindrical lower support inserted into rotating pushing unit; liquid accommodating upper support inserted into lower support; vertical pushing unit installed in lower support and rotating pushing unit; opening device including opening disc, supporting unit, supporting unit, and bottom holes and lateral holes; elastic spring installed between lower support and vertical pushing unit and rotating the rotating pushing unit; pumping unit installed on lower support and accommodating liquid; and press button installed on pumping unit to operate pumping unit to discharge mixed liquid in pumping unit out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: HANA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungil Kang