With Discharge Assistant (e.g., Impeller, Pump, Conveyer, Movable Trap Chamber, Etc.) Patents (Class 222/251)
  • Patent number: 10632487
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing and a discharge opening provided at the distal end of the housing. The dispenser includes a liquid reservoir and a control device having a pump or a switching valve, which control device is connected by a first line to the liquid reservoir and by a second line to the discharge opening, and via which control device liquid is conducted from the liquid reservoir to the discharge opening. The dispenser includes a push button provided laterally in a cutout of a circumferential face of the housing and connected to the control device such that pressing the push button actuates the control device so that liquid is conducted to the discharge opening. Measures for securing the dispenser include a rotatable sleeve over the push button, a secured cap, a securing arrangement on the push button, an interaction of the push button with an opposite side of the dispenser, and a receiving sleeve for the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Aptar Radolfzell GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Greiner-Perth, Dominik Brall, Magnus Lutz, Karl Tempfli
  • Patent number: 9039903
    Abstract: A dispenser system for delivering various combinations of dispersants to a body of water with the various combinations of dispersants supplied to the body of water through the interchanging of dispensing cartridges which are attachable to a main dispensing cartridge where a condition for interchanging of dispensing cartridges may be triggered by an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: King Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Jeffrey D. Johnson, Lyle Enderson, Paul Freeberg, Donald Dalland
  • Patent number: 9004063
    Abstract: An inhaler device having an air canister with a nozzle aperture and a nozzle shaft, the nozzle shaft has a first and second end, the first end is external to the canister and the second end protrudes into the canister, wherein a lip is at the second end, a gasket sandwiched between the nozzle aperture and shaft, a gasket extension extending downwardly, a spray orifice in the shaft at the first end, an external ventilation hole in the shaft external to the canister, an internal ventilation hole in the shaft, and an air channel in the nozzle shaft fluidly connected to each spray orifice, external and internal ventilation hole, wherein the nozzle shaft can move between an open and closed position, the nozzle shaft is biased in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shane M. Guldbransen
  • Patent number: 8957608
    Abstract: A motor-driving device of an electric caulking gun has a micro-controller unit (MCU), a direction-changing module, a motor and a speed sensor. The direction-changing module and the speed sensor are electrically connected to the MCU. The direction-changing module is electrically connected to the motor, and the speed sensor detects a speed of the motor. The MCU is built in with a speed determination procedure comparing an actual speed of the motor acquired from the speed sensor with a preset speed. If the actual speed is lower than the preset speed, it indicates that the resistance at a tube nozzle of the electrical caulking gun increases and the direction-changing module increases the speed of the motor to maintain a preset caulk discharge rate. Given the motor-driving device, the operational inconvenience arising from the unstable caulk discharge rate of conventional electric caulking gun can be tackled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Techway Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Hsu, Sen-Hsien Fang, Tain-Meei Lee, Hong-Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 8944291
    Abstract: A dosing unit includes a piston movable along a first axis in a cavity of a casing, provided with an inlet and with an outlet for a product to be dosed, and in a further cavity of the casing, connected to and substantially coaxial with the cavity and provided with a further outlet for cleaning and/or sterilizing fluids. The casing includes an internal tubular element in which the cavity is made and a covering element that externally envelops the internal tubular element and extends from an end of the internal tubular element in such a way as to form the further cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: IMA Life, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luca Sassatelli, Claudio Trebbi
  • Patent number: 8915404
    Abstract: A dosing apparatus includes a dosing unit having a piston movable along a first axis in a cavity of a casing and a joint for removably connecting a first end portion of the piston t to a movement mechanism arranged for moving the piston. The first end portion includes a seat that is suitable for receiving a clutch portion of the joint, that is connectable in and detachable from the seat along a coupling direction that is almost parallel to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: IMA Life S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alessandro Farne′, Mauro Maccagnani, Luca Sassatelli
  • Patent number: 8915405
    Abstract: A dosing apparatus includes a dosing unit provided with a casing for supporting or containing a dosing device and a support device that are associated in particular with a filling machine, for supporting and locking the dosing unit in a mounting configuration. The apparatus further includes a coupling device associated with a casing and slidingly insertable into or disconnectable from a guide of the support device along a first direction. The support device further includes a fixing device for reversibly locking the coupling device to the guide in the mounting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: IMA Life S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Sassatelli, Claudio Trebbi
  • Publication number: 20140348944
    Abstract: This invention relates to a “high lower alcohol content”(>40% v/v of a C1-4 alcohol) liquid composition able to be dispensed as a stable foam with the use of non-propellant foam dispensing devices from non-pressurized containers. The liquid compositions comprise an alcohol, C1-4 (>40% v/v), a silicone-based surfactant of at least 0.001% by weight to prepare a foamable composition, 0-10% w/w of additional minor components added to obtain the desired performance (a foamable composition), and the balance being purified water. The compositions may include emulsifier-emollients and moisturizers, secondary surfactants, foam stabilizers, fragrances, antimicrobial agents, other type of medicinal ingredients, and the like ingredients or additives or combinations thereof commonly added to alcohol gels or foams, aerosol compositions or to toiletries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro, Bruce Michael Koivisto, Francisco Munoz
  • Patent number: 8887965
    Abstract: A drywall feed pump system supplies drywall joint compound to a fill port assembly that allows for the connection of tools with various couplings, such as continuous flow pump tools and conventional automated hand tools. The assembly includes a feed hose, a mounting plate, a coupling plate, and a quick-connect adapter. An inlet of the feed hose connects to the feed pump system to supply the assembly with joint compound. The mounting plate provides a location for the outlet of the feed hose and accessory couplings to attach. The coupling plate facilitates the attachment to the drywall feed pump system. The quick-connect adapter extends from the mounting plate and facilitates the connection of various accessory couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Verby, Robert J. Gundersen, Christopher A. Lins, Bret A. Deneson, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Publication number: 20140263412
    Abstract: In an example, a wine storage and dispensing device is provided. The wine storage and dispensing device may include a wine storage reservoir having a first opening and a second opening that is different than the first opening, the second opening located above the first opening on the wine storage reservoir. The wine storage and dispensing device may include a dispensing device coupled to the first opening, and an air removal system coupled to the second opening of the storage reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tristan Martin
  • Patent number: 8827119
    Abstract: Dispensers, refill units and pumps are disclosed herein. The refill units include a container secured to a pump. Some exemplary refill units for dispensers include a container for holding a liquid and a post seal pump. As the post seal pump operates, a piston moves up and down over the pump seal. When the piston shaft is in a first position, fluid flows into the pump chamber and one or more apertures through the piston shaft are sealed off by the post seal. When the piston shaft is in a second position, the piston engages a wall of the pump chamber and the one or more apertures are away from the post seal to provide a fluid path from the pump chamber to the interior of the hollow piston shaft and is dispensed through an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Jonathan E. Fawcett, Aaron D. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140209207
    Abstract: In a device for dispensing tire sealant from a canister (17) by means of a pressure source (16), where the pressure source (16) and canister (17) are contained in a housing (1), the canister (17) in the housing (1) should be connected to the pressure source (16) in a removable fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Patrick Spindler, Byron Peter Hutten, Henry Friedrich Ferdinand Klemm, Volker Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 8677932
    Abstract: A metering mechanism is configured for transferring measured doses of a granular material from a first location to a second location, and is particularly suited for metering source material in a vapor deposition apparatus. A receiver is disposed to receive the granular material from the first location. A discharge port is axially offset from an outlet of the receiver. A reciprocating delivery member having a passage defined therethrough is moved in a reciprocating path by a controllable drive device between a load position wherein the passage is aligned with the receiver outlet and a discharge position wherein the passage is aligned with the discharge port. The amount of granular material transferred from the first location to the second location is a function of the volume of the passage and the reciprocating rate of the delivery member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin Jackson Little
  • Publication number: 20130320625
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus supplies malleable material into a piston ring groove. An arcuate nozzle is supplied with malleable material under pressure created by a plunger urged by an actuator driven by an electric motor. A rotatable piston nest made of resilient material receives and snuggly secures a piston therein. The rotatable piston nest and piston are movable between a first, retracted position and a second, extended position. In the extended position the groove of the piston ring is spaced in proximity to the arcuate nozzle where malleable material is metered into the groove. Rotational indexing of the piston enables placement of the malleable material in circumferential locations within the piston ring groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROMATIC LLC
    Inventor: JONATHAN ISCH
  • Patent number: 8597592
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for the precise, repeatable dispensing of small, sample fluid volumes, especially as related to the printing of microarrays for biological and/or chemical testing. A pressure tuning module meters fluid volumes for aspiration and dispensation and builds pressure for fluid dispensation, in conjunction with a microvalve that precisely controls the volume of the fluid dispensed under the built pressure. A pressure source can be switched in line to efficiently purge the apparatus of residual sample fluid. A working fluid can be optionally aspirated into the system, prior to aspirating the sample fluid, in order to maximize sample fluid recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: CapitalBio Corporation, Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Kun Zou, Jing Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130313287
    Abstract: A container (100), comprising a thread (120) arranged around an opening (110) for engaging a corresponding thread (120) of a closure (400), more than four retention members (140) arranged around the opening (110), each retention member (140) having an end-face for abutting a member (510) on an interior surface of the closure (400) to impede unthreading of the closure (400), the retention members (140) being arranged such that a tangent (170) to each end-face of the retention members (140) intersects a plane (160, 350) bisecting the container (100) at an obtuse angle (171), wherein the retention members (140) are arranged in first and second groups, the first group (141, 410) comprising one retention member (140) having an end-face substantially parallel to the plane bisecting the container (100), and the second group (142, 420) comprising two or more retention members (140), the first and second groups being arranged on one side of the plane (160, 350), each in a respective quadrant of the container (100), th
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: ARCHIMEDES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Walsh, Peter Watts
  • Patent number: 8579142
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure: the container comprising an outer shell having a neck portion defining a first access opening and a flexible inner bag having a neck finish defining second access opening; the closure being fixed to the container, said closure comprising at least two access ports positioned in front of said access openings and; the assembly comprising sealing means positioned between the closure and the container, characterized in that said sealing means comprise at least two distinct sealing members, one positioned between the closure and the neck portion, the other positioned between the closure and the neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A.
    Inventors: Sarah Vanhove, Daniel Peirsman, Vanessa Valles
  • Publication number: 20130240569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing a liquid, including a piston that is movable within a chamber and a nozzle connected to the piston such that the movement of the piston causes the movement of the nozzle, wherein one end of the piston engages the chamber so as to form a non-return valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: MGI COUTIER, PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES SA
    Inventors: Brahim Hamza, Jean-Michel Issartel, Akim Driss Bouguerra, Rodolphe Emaille, Christophe Broquet, Gérard Jeuffe
  • Patent number: 8529508
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device includes: a pressure chamber; an actuator having a displacement plane that varies the volume of the pressure chamber; a delivery channel pipe communicating with the pressure chamber; a first reflection surface of pressure wave formed as part of a paraboloid of revolution that reflects a plane pressure wave by displacement of the actuator, the plane pressure wave propagating through the pressure chamber; and a second reflection surface of pressure wave formed as part of a paraboloid of revolution or an ellipsoid of revolution which is disposed so as to face the first reflection surface of pressure wave, wherein the first reflection surface of pressure wave and the second reflection surface of pressure wave have a common first focus, and a pressure wave reflected from the second reflection surface of pressure wave propagates through the delivery channel pipe and ejects fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20130214005
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a that is longitudinally movable in a second chamber and has an outer surface sealingly contacting an inner surface of the second chamber. An intermediate valve is positioned between an interior part of the first chamber and an interior part of the second chamber. The intermediate valve includes a valve seat plate having at least one opening and a valve flapper plate having at least one flapper for covering the at least one opening in the valve seat plate. The at least one flapper moves to an open position allowing the liquid product to flow from the interior space of first chamber to the interior space of the second chamber when the first chamber is moved in a first longitudinal direction and moves to a closed position limiting flow of the liquid product when the first chamber is moved in an opposite second longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130196093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to essential oils. In particular, some implementations of the present invention relate to systems and methods for diluting and diffusing one or more essential oils from a portable dispenser. In some cases, the described systems include a solution comprising one or more essential oils, emulsifiers, and diluents, wherein the solution is disposed in a container that is capable of diffusing the solution. While the various ingredients can be present at any suitable concentration, in some instances, a ratio between the volume of the essential oil and the volume of the emulsifier is between about 2:1 and about 1:2. In some instances, a ratio of the volume of the essential oil to the volume of the diluent is between about 1:4 and about 1:8. Other implementations are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Richard Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 8474654
    Abstract: A sample dispenser is provided allowing a consumer to sample a product. The dispenser includes a dosing unit having a mechanical pump and a nozzle for dispensing sampling amounts of the flowable substance. The dispenser also includes a cradle assembly featuring a cap and a dock, the dock having a receiving area and therein a floor from which projects an upwardly oriented hollow connector with a plastic wall piercing mouth. The cap is fittable over a product container. Tubing connects the pump and hollow connector allowing communication of the flowable substance between the product container and pump. Also provided is a method to allow a consumer to sample the product. The method includes providing the sample dispenser as described above, and activating the dosing unit to deliver a portion of the flowable substance to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Snow, Andrew Zachery Wilder
  • Publication number: 20130161357
    Abstract: A fill port assembly for coupling accessories to a feed pump system comprises a feed hose, a mounting plate and a quick-connect adapter. The feed hose has an inlet end for connecting to a feed pump manifold, and an outlet end. The mounting plate comprises a linkage coupled to the mounting plate for joining the fill port assembly to a feed pump system, and a discharge orifice extending through the mounting plate for receiving the outlet end. The quick-connect adapter extends from the mounting plate for joining accessory couplings to the mounting plate adjacent the discharge orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Verby, Robert J. Gundersen, Christopher A. Lins, Bret A. Deneson, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Patent number: 8459203
    Abstract: A coating powder feed method, coating powder feeding device, electrostatic powder spraycoating apparatus containing such a coating powder feeding device. The invention includes a dense phase powder pump fitted with at least one feed chamber. A control signal to create a partial vacuum in the feed chamber is generated no earlier than simultaneously with, preferably by a predetermined delay time after, a control signal opening a powder intake valve of the feed chamber, as a result of which the beginning of partial vacuum buildup in the feed chamber shall take place no earlier than simultaneously with the initial opening of the powder intake valve or by a defined time delay after the opening of the powder intake valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Felix Mauchle, Christian Marxer, Hanspeter Vieli
  • Patent number: 8443985
    Abstract: A deposition of bubbles or foams to an inner wall of a liquid supplying member is prevented, thereby improving ejecting performance of the bubbles or foams. In the liquid supplying member which forms a flow path for supplying a liquid to a liquid discharging apparatus, the inner wall surface has a concave/convex shape in which a mountain portion and a valley portion are repeated at a predetermined spatial frequency. Assuming that an opening diameter of a filter provided for the liquid discharging apparatus is equal to R (?m), one period f (?m)of the spatial frequency lies within a range from R or more to ?{square root over (2)}·R or less and a maximum height Ry (?m) of the mountain portion is equal to ?{square root over (2)}·R/2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Aoyama, Manabu Sueoka, Yoshiyuki Kurita
  • Publication number: 20130121878
    Abstract: A valve for a reagent bottle is provided, the valve including a resilient membrane configured to extend across an opening in the reagent bottle, the resilient membrane having at least one slit extending therethrough. Also disclosed is a dispensing apparatus for dispensing a reagent from a reagent bottle, the dispensing apparatus comprising: a probe assembly having a probe adapted for insertion into the reagent bottle through the valve and an extraction mechanism for drawing reagent out of the reagent bottle through the probe. A valve opening assembly is provided, which is adapted to open the valve of the reagent bottle such that the probe can pass through the valve without contacting the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: RANDOX LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventors: Gareth Wilson, Carl Wrigglesworth, Peter Fitzgerald, John Lamont, Ivan Mcconnell
  • Publication number: 20130120506
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a microfluidic jetting device having a piezoelectric member positioned above a displaceable membrane. A voltage is applied across the piezoelectric member causing deformation of the piezoelectric member. The deformation of the piezoelectric member results in a displacement of the membrane, which is formed above a cavity. Displacement of the membrane creates pressure to jet or eject liquid from the cavity and suction liquid into the cavity through ports or apertures formed in the in membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Michele Palmieri
  • Patent number: 8434318
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a body defining a storage space; a door selectively shielding the storage space; a container connecting part disposed in the storage space or the door; a water supply container separably coupled to the container connecting part, the water supply container including an opening for injecting water; an ice making device for making ice using the water supplied from the water supply container; a water supply passage fluidly connecting the water supply container to the ice making device, the water supply passage extending in an inside direction of the water supply container; and a pump connected to the water supply passage to supply the water within the water supply container into the ice making device. According to the refrigerator, installation cost is reduced, and quality and reliability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Kyoung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130092284
    Abstract: A lubricant reservoir refilling system. The system includes a removable reservoir having a tank for receiving lubricant, a refill inlet fluidly communicating with the tank, and a connector. The refilling system also includes a refilling station including a refill housing having a connector configured for releasable connection with the reservoir connector, an inlet on the refill housing adapted for connection to a supply of lubricant, and an outlet on the refill housing positioned for fluid communication with the reservoir refill inlet when the reservoir is connected to the refilling station to allow delivery of lubricant from the refilling station through the reservoir refill inlet to refill the tank. The refill housing connector is functionally identical to a connector on a pump assembly so the reservoir including the tank can be removed from the refilling station and removably connected to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: LINCOLN INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher D. Holland, Paul G. Conley
  • Publication number: 20130084271
    Abstract: A probiotic composition, delivery device, method of forming, and a method for delivery are disclosed. The composition may be in the form of a spray, mist, film, or the like suitable for use with any pre-formulated pet food product, whether in solid or liquid form, and further to the use of the spray directly on the coat or skin of an animal. The probiotic spray may also be applied directly into a cavity of the animal, for example into its mouth or nasal passages. The probiotic composition provides multiple strains or species of viable bacteria that provide health benefits when ingested, and is shown herein primarily for consumption by or use on/in animals, though the invention is not limited in any way to use strictly for animal intake, but may also be suitably used for human ingestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Kelly Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Foods Corporation
  • Patent number: 8376207
    Abstract: A portion of compliant material includes four walls defining a slot. The slot has a relatively large cross-section end in fluid communication with a solder reservoir, and also has a relatively small cross-section end opposed to the relatively large cross-section end. The slot has a generally elongate rectangular shape when viewed in plan, with a length perpendicular to a scan direction, a width, parallel to the scan direction, associated with the relatively large cross section end, and a width, parallel to the scan direction, associated with the relatively small cross section end. The slot is configured in the portion of compliant material such that the relatively small cross-section end of the slot normally remains substantially closed, but locally opens sufficiently to dispense solder from the reservoir when under fluid pressure and locally unsupported by a workpiece. Methods of operation and fabrication are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Buchwalter, Peter A. Gruber, Paul A. Lauro, Jae-Woong Nah
  • Publication number: 20130001247
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a flowable material is disclosed. The device includes a container holding the flowable material therein and a pumping assembly attached to the container. The pumping assembly includes a pump and a placard portion configured for displaying viewable information thereon associated with the flowable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Antonio M. Cittadino, Carolyn C. Byl, Matthew T. Wilcox, Alan P. Paal, Gregory D. Budz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20120312841
    Abstract: Disclosed is an invention relating to a device for supplying a liquid detergent. The disclosed invention comprises: a detergent-supply unit for supplying the liquid detergent; a nozzle unit which is provided so as to move to a first position or a second position, and squirts out the liquid detergent supplied from the detergent-supply unit; and a pump unit which is provided between the detergent-supply unit and the nozzle unit and receives a supply of liquid detergent from the detergent-supply unit when the nozzle unit is moved to the first position and supplies the detergent to the nozzle unit when the nozzle unit is moved to the second position. When the present invention is employed, the liquid detergent is supplied automatically, thereby making it possible to ensure timely supply of the liquid detergent in the desired amount without the trouble of the user introducing the liquid detergent piecemeal when washing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ui Kun Hwang
  • Publication number: 20120305603
    Abstract: A liquid gear pump includes a gear pump assembly and an electric motor with an motor shaft. The gear pump assembly includes a pump housing which defines a pump chamber, an inlet and an outlet which are in fluid communication with the pump chamber, and a driving gear and an idle gear which are received in the pump chamber. The driving gear is driven by the motor shaft. The idle gear is supported on an idle shaft and engaged with the driving gear. The driving gear and the idle gear are made of a material with a main component of PPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Lo Ching Kwok, Chun Fa Wu
  • Publication number: 20120304983
    Abstract: A container for holding and dispensing a liquid and/or dissolved active substance, for example a pharmaceutical or cosmetic active substance, has at least one dispensing organ (5) for dispensing, preferably in a portioned manner, the one active substance. Provision is also made for at least two holding chambers (9, 11) separated from one another, at least one of which contains the one active substance and at least one of which contains an at least largely active-substance-free liquid and/or a further active substance differing from the one active substance, wherein the dispensing organ is connected to the at least one chamber containing the active substance for dispensing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jochen Ganz, Josefine Lacour, Alexander Panos, Stefan Stahl
  • Patent number: 8323585
    Abstract: A fluid aspirating/dispensing member includes a sample cavity for sample acquisition and a sealable cavity that, once sealed, permits the separation of particles from the remainder of a fluid sample within the sample cavity after centrifugation or other separation means. The fluid aspirating/dispensing members, either individually or as part of an array, increase the efficiency of sample processing before analysis by a clinical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Heavner
  • Publication number: 20120285147
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering a reducing agent from a reducing agent tank to an exhaust gas treatment device of an internal combustion engine, includes a partially rigid reducing agent line and a delivery pump disposed in the reducing agent line and having a delivery direction from the reducing agent tank to the exhaust gas treatment device. The delivery device has at least one vibration compensating device selected from the following group: an inflow compensating device upstream of the delivery pump in the delivery direction, an outflow compensating device downstream of the delivery pump in the delivery direction, a pump-internal compensating device within the delivery pump, and a structure borne noise compensating device on a fixing of the delivery pump. A motor vehicle having the delivery device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH
    Inventors: JAN HODGSON, SVEN SCHEPERS
  • Publication number: 20120247344
    Abstract: A dispensing mechanism is described for rapid and efficient production of injera bread. A flour/water batter mix is dispensed from a holding tank through a dispensing slot onto a conveyor belt, for transport to cooking and packaging stages. The holding tank may dispense onto the interior of a rotating drum type pierced with hole patterns through which the batter flows in the proper shape on to the conveyor belt, or the batter may pass through an oscillating plate with a half-moon pattern that forms injera patties on the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Ma
  • Publication number: 20120241467
    Abstract: A metering device for removing a medium from a pressurized medium container, with a metering container which is designed to measure off a quantity of the medium and which has a first region and a second region, wherein the first region is separated from the second region by a movable separating element, and the separating element has a first contact face, which is directed towards the first region and delimits or closes off the first region, and a second contact face, which is directed toward the second region and delimits or closes off the second region, wherein the first contact face and the second contact face have different surface dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Wiek
  • Publication number: 20120168465
    Abstract: A dosing unit includes a piston arrangement movable along a first axis in a cavity of a casing arrangement, provided with an inlet and with an outlet for a product to be dosed, and in a further cavity of the casing arrangement, connected to and substantially coaxial with the cavity and provided with a further outlet for cleaning and/or sterilizing fluids. The casing arrangement includes an internal tubular element, in which the cavity is made and a covering element that externally envelops the internal tubular element and extends from an end of the internal tubular element in such a way as to form the further cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMA LIFE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Sassatelli, Claudio Trebbi
  • Publication number: 20120117874
    Abstract: A system for gasification of a solid powder is provided. The system comprises one or more conveying tanks configured to receive a solid powder and one or more solid pumps disposed downstream of and in fluid communication with the one or more respective conveying tanks. The system further comprises a gasifier disposed downstream of and in fluid communication with the one or more solid pumps. A conveyance unit and a method for conveyance and gasification of a solid powder are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Mingmin Wang, Lishun Hu, Gang Liu, Ke Liu, Zhe Cui, Wei Chen, Jing Lv, Tong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20120104050
    Abstract: A manual device, in particular for dental use, for dispensing a pasty filler, the viscosity of which may be reduced by the introduction of vibrational energy, comprises a device housing, a detachable container for the pasty filler that comprises an outlet nozzle at a front end thereof, vibration generation means with an oscillating body, and pressure generating means for exerting pressure on the pasty filler, wherein the vibration body is detachably connected to the container in a middle region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Mössle
  • Publication number: 20120103073
    Abstract: Solvent feed systems are disclosed. Chromatography systems containing a solvent feed system are also disclosed. Methods of making and using solvent feed systems are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Josef P. Bystron, Dirk Helgemo, Sheldon Nelson, James Anderson, JR., Washington Mendoza, Raaidah Saari-Nordhaus, Steven Lewis, Nick Klein, Bruce Frohman
  • Publication number: 20120089090
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device includes: a pressure chamber; an actuator having a displacement plane that varies the volume of the pressure chamber; a delivery channel pipe communicating with the pressure chamber; a first reflection surface of pressure wave formed as part of a paraboloid of revolution that reflects a plane pressure wave by displacement of the actuator, the plane pressure wave propagating through the pressure chamber; and a second reflection surface of pressure wave formed as part of a paraboloid of revolution or an ellipsoid of revolution which is disposed so as to face the first reflection surface of pressure wave, wherein the first reflection surface of pressure wave and the second reflection surface of pressure wave have a common first focus, and a pressure wave reflected from the second reflection surface of pressure wave propagates through the delivery channel pipe and ejects fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi KARASAWA
  • Patent number: 8136714
    Abstract: A portion of compliant material includes four walls defining a slot. The slot has a relatively large cross-section end in fluid communication with a solder reservoir, and also has a relatively small cross-section end opposed to the relatively large cross-section end. The slot has a generally elongate rectangular shape when viewed in plan, with a length perpendicular to a scan direction, a width, parallel to the scan direction, associated with the relatively large cross section end, and a width, parallel to the scan direction, associated with the relatively small cross section end. The slot is configured in the portion of compliant material such that the relatively small cross-section end of the slot normally remains substantially closed, but locally opens sufficiently to dispense solder from the reservoir when under fluid pressure and locally unsupported by a workpiece. Methods of operation and fabrication are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Buchwalter, Peter A. Gruber, Paul A. Lauro, Jae-Woong Nah
  • Patent number: 8119054
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a molded product that includes a resin coating step of coating molten resin onto a forming mold having a minute uneven portion on the surface thereof, a compressing step of pressing the molten resin using the forming mold to thereby arrange the shape of the molded product, and a solidifying step of cooling and solidifying the molten resin. The resin coating step supplies the molten resin to a resin coating device including a discharge port and, while moving the resin coating device, discharges the molten resin onto the minute uneven portion of the heated forming mold from above to fill the molten resin into the minute uneven portion substantially in the same shape and thickness as those of a final shape of the molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Kazutoshi Yakemoto
  • Publication number: 20120010245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transdermal pharmaceutical compositions such as gels containing a SERM selected from the group consisting of endoxifen, droloxifene, clomifene, raloxifene, tamoxifen, 4-OH tamoxifen, toremifene, danazol and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and to methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Valerie Masini-Eteve
  • Publication number: 20110253743
    Abstract: An apparatus for pumping fluids comprises a suction pump and an inlet tube extendible into a container containing the fluid. A sealing plate is provided over the liquid surface to form a circumferential seal with the inner wall of the container and the outer wall of the inlet tube. The sealing plate prevents air from entering the lower part of the container and thereby prevents the pump from cavitating once the container is emptied. A pumping system is also provided wherein a plurality of pumping apparatuses is provided on a frame. A dispensing system is also provided wherein a plurality of computer controlled nozzles are each connected to a respective pumping apparatus whereby specific volumes of desired fluids can be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: CALGARY SCALE SERVICES (1988) LTD.
    Inventors: Gordon Brian Foster, Nyanza Alberta Van Vonno
  • Publication number: 20110253257
    Abstract: A device for filling processing stations (16) with a pumpable working material guarantees a permanent and sufficient supply of working material to the processing station with the lowest possible expense and greatest possible cleanliness. The device includes a transfer chamber (42) assigned to a central tank (55) for the working material. The transfer chamber (42) is assigned to a processing station (16), in such a way that the working material can be fed at first from the central tank (55) into the transfer chamber (42) and from there to the processing station (16). An arrangement is also provided that includes such a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Wolfgang FASS, Andreas Henke
  • Patent number: 8025187
    Abstract: A combined sample dispenser and merchandising unit product display and related method is provided herein. Included is an elongate tray having a first end and a second end, an upper compartment with open roof for standing a plurality of merchandising unit products each containing a flowable substance, and a lower compartment arranged directly below the upper compartment. A sample dispenser is provided which includes a dispensing unit arranged against the first end of the tray and a reservoir holding sampling amounts of the flowable substance, communicating with the dispensing unit and arranged within the lower compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent William Sottosanti, Jr., Andrew Zachery Wilder