Aligned Discharge Assistant, Actuator, Container And Nozzle Patents (Class 222/321.6)
  • Patent number: 11006724
    Abstract: An apparatus and system including: a top cap comprising a press button; a pump actuator partially disposed in the top cap, where a depression of the press button actuates the pump actuator; a front plate comprising a nozzle opening disposed proximate a first end of the front plate, where the front plate is attached to the top cap; a front nozzle attached to the pump actuator and disposed through the nozzle opening in the front plate; an indentation on a top surface of the front plate, where the front nozzle is angled to disperse a liquid onto the indentation; and a bottle attached to the pump actuator, wherein the bottle is configured to contain the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: REA.DEEMING BEAUTY, INC.
    Inventors: Rea Ann Silva, Brittany Blass, Barnabas Kegye
  • Patent number: 11007116
    Abstract: Provided is a medication dispenser configured to discharge a liquid state medication stored therein by a pumping operation in a predetermined amount in a drop state and prevent a noise occurrence during medication discharge, and having a bacteria infiltration prevention function, wherein a flow path member and a second check valve are mounted in a liner, the second check valve is composed of a hemispherical cylinder mounted in an elevation space of the liner, having an open upper part, and of which a diameter decreases toward a lower end and includes a variable part in which the hemispherical cylinder is vertically variable and an opening and closing protrusion configured to perform supply and blocking of a flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung Ok Yang, Su Yong Kim, Jae Young Yang
  • Patent number: 10920930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grease injection nipple coupled to a grease pipe such that the same can function as an opening/closing valve with regard to the corresponding grease pipe, the grease injection nipple being pushed against a nipple of a grease supply target and coupled thereto or separated therefrom. The grease injection nipple according to the present invention comprises a push body, a check valve, a nipple coupling portion, and a valve activation portion. The valve activation portion may operate such that, when the push body makes a primary movement in the forward direction, the check valve is opened and, when the push body makes a secondary movement in the forward direction after external force for the primary movement of the push body is released, the check valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AHWON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Juho Lee
  • Patent number: 10821456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for dispensing a product (L), comprising: an element for connection to a container (R) containing the product; a piston (3) that is stationary in relation to the connection element; a cylinder body that moves around the piston, thereby defining a dosing chamber (100), the piston comprising a dosing inlet (35) for said chamber and the apex (64) of the dosing chamber comprising an outlet of the dosing chamber; and an inflow non-return valve (5) with a membrane for opening or closing the dosing inlet, the piston being in two parts, one of which forms a sealing joint with the cylinder body, the piston and the inflow non-return valve forming separate parts and being arranged such that the membrane is tightly clamped to the top of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PROMENS SA.
    Inventors: Pascal Hennemann, Gwénael Doulin, Joey Kurtz
  • Patent number: 10702878
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a body having a an exterior surface, an interior surface, a first chamber, a first opening in fluid communication with the first chamber and extending through the body, a second opening in fluid communication with the first chamber and extending through the body, a first valve and a second valve disposed on the body, the valves having a closed and an open configuration, and an actuator disposed at least partially within the first chamber. The actuator may be configured to increase and decrease pressure in the first chamber such that the first valve and the second valve change from their respective closed configurations to their respective open configurations and from their respective open configurations to their respective closed configurations. When in the closed configuration, flow through the valves is impeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenneth Micnerski
  • Patent number: 10506862
    Abstract: Devices for dispensing and applying a cosmetic product include a container for holding a volume of cosmetic product and a cosmetic dispensing system. The container has a closed end at a lower end of the device and an open end facing an upper end of the device. The cosmetic dispensing system is coupled to the open end of the container and includes a tip having an outlet for dispensing cosmetic product, and an actuator configured to be manually depressed to deliver a portion of the volume of cosmetic product to the outlet. The actuator includes finger guides on opposite sides of the actuator, the finger guides disposed below the tip and providing opposing surfaces for depressing the actuator, moving the actuator towards the lower end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Jeremy Wilson, Adrian C. Apodaca
  • Patent number: 10376917
    Abstract: A retractable nozzle assembly is configured for dosing or dispensing highly viscous materials. The retractable nozzle assembly may be fitted to a delivery device containing a highly viscous chemical product to be dispensed. The retractable nozzle assembly may be actuated by hand, by mechanical action, or by any electromechanical device such as a dispenser. The retractable nozzle assembly includes a first path through a central bore in which the material moves at relatively slower flow rate and a secondary flow path in which the material moves at a relatively faster flow rate. The difference in flow rates at the outlet of the nozzle between the two flow paths helps to eliminate stringing and tailing of the high viscosity chemical product during dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Rospierski
  • Patent number: 10159998
    Abstract: A dispensing closure (10) for dispensing a flowable product (12) from a squeeze-type product container (14) includes a closure body (16) having an upper deck (32), an exit orifice (34), a flow conduit (36) providing a flow path to the exit orifice, and a skirt (40) configured to attach to the product container. A measuring reservoir (26) is received in engagement with a lower surface of the upper deck. The measuring reservoir is filled with a measured dose of flowable product through flow ports (54) when the container is inverted. A piston valve (28) is slidably movable within the measuring reservoir between an open position and a closed position. The piston valve is movable from the open position to the closed position to dispense the measured dose of product responsive to pressure within the container induced by squeezing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS SLATERSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford W. Skillin, Patrick J. Brannon
  • Patent number: 10076216
    Abstract: Various dispensing devices, such as foaming soap pumps, are disclosed. The soap pump can include a fluid storage unit and a fluid handling unit. The fluid storage unit can include a reservoir that is configured to hold a quantity of product, such as liquid soap. The fluid handling unit can include a pumping assembly and dispensing assembly. The soap pump can be configured to withdraw liquid soap from the reservoir, convert the liquid soap to foamed soap, and dispense the foamed soap from the discharge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Kenneth Yen, Guy Cohen, Hon-Lun Chen, Nasser Pirshafiey, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 9925558
    Abstract: A nozzle for applying a fluid material to an object includes a tubular wall with several circumferentially spaced ribs that extend outward from the tubular wall to engage an object to which the fluid material is to be applied. The ribs space the tubular wall from the inner wall to provide a gap for the fluid material and aligning the tubular wall with the hole in the object. The tubular wall provides at least one opening between adjacent pairs of ribs for the fluid material to flow into the gap. A sealing surface on the nozzle engages a portion of the object preventing escape of the fluid from the gap. In a process for using the nozzle, a user manually detects equilibrium between the pressure applied to the fluid in the nozzle and the pressure in the nozzle to determine when the gap has been filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ADHESIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard A. Belanger
  • Patent number: 9717375
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a housing including a cover portion attached to a base portion. The cover portion includes an opening. The dispensing system includes a dispensing assembly within which a material is contained and from which the material is dispensed. The dispensing assembly is supported within an interior of the base portion and in fluid communication with the opening. At least one of the cover portion is movable relative to the base portion or the base portion is moveable relative to the cover portion. A position of the cover portion relative to the base portion is adjusted between a first position, in which the cover portion does not engage the dispensing assembly such that the material is not dispensed through the opening, and a second position, in which the cover portion engages the dispensing assembly such that the material is dispensed through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Keith A. Pelfrey
  • Patent number: 9364649
    Abstract: A skin cosmetic container includes an opening/closing unit capable of discharging contents introduced into a cylinder provided within a first body in which the contents are stored to the outside of the first body as a pressure is applied to a push button provided on a pump body mounted to an upper portion of the first, body and including a discharge hole for discharging the contents flowing along a guide passage in the pump body to the outside of the first body to selectively open and close a content passage, the skin cosmetic container including: a second body mounted to a lower portion of the first body and having a temperature controller therein; a power source mounted within the second body; and a heater mounted to an end of the second body to emit heat by using electric power applied from the power source and including a heat emitting portion whose heat emitting temperature is controlled by the temperature controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wooram Park, So-hee Kim, Yoonhee Lee, Cheonghwan Hwang, Hyesung Nam
  • Patent number: 9101730
    Abstract: Discharging unit for discharging pharmaceutical media from a medium storage receptacle, including a first discharge orifice, a pump, an inlet duct connecting the medium storage receptacle to the pump, and an outlet duct for connecting the pump to the first discharge orifice. The first discharge orifice is part of a first subordinate device of the discharging unit and the pump, a portion of the outlet duct, and an outlet valve provided in the outlet duct are part of a second subordinate device of the discharging unit. The first subordinate device is capable, without the use of tools, of being coupled to, and decoupled from, the second subordinate device, and an internal volume of a portion of the outlet duct extending from the outlet valve to the first discharge orifice is less than 15 ?l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Greiner-Perth, Joerg Bieg
  • Patent number: 9095864
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser unit comprising: a pump (50) comprising a pump body (52) and at least a first piston (51) that slides in leaktight manner in said pump body (52) between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position; and a spray head (10) that is mounted on said pump (50) and that is movable manually between a rest position, in which said first piston (51) is in a non-dispensing position, and an actuated position, in which said first piston (51) is moved towards its dispensing position, said spray head (10) including a body (11) that defines an expulsion channel (12) and that is provided with a dispenser orifice (1), said body (11) of the spray head including, upstream from said dispenser orifice (1), a spray profile that is adapted to spray the fluid while it is being dispensed, said spray head (10) including a rigid insert (30) that is disposed upstream from said spray profile and having an end surface that forms the end of said spray profile at least in part; said rigid insert (30) being secured to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Ludovic Petit
  • Patent number: 8985401
    Abstract: Fluid discharge head having a discharge nozzle (5) which has a discharge opening (6) in which an inner sleeve (7) is arranged, which has a medium duct (8) and holds a spring-loaded valve body (10) automatically closing the discharge opening (6), the valve body (10) being formed as a cylindrical piston, which can be displaced axially in a cylinder chamber (12) formed by the inner sleeve (7), an upper (14) and a lower valve seat (15) being provided for the piston ends (16, 17), and the valve body (10) having an intermediate valve plate (18), which forms a chamber bottom of a pressure chamber (19) connected to the medium duct (8), and, in order to open the upper valve seat (14), a medium discharge pressure which is higher than a spring force holding the valve body (10) closed can be set in the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar GmbH
    Inventor: Gisbert Welp
  • Publication number: 20150076174
    Abstract: Dispensing device and method for dispensing fluids from a fluid container. The dispensing device includes an attachment section, a first blocking section, a second blocking section, and an actuating section. A dispensing of the fluid results from actuation of the actuating section and the actuation of the actuating section is blockable by a rotation of at least one of the first blocking section and the second blocking section with respect to the attachment section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: AERO PUMP GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas MERSMANN
  • Patent number: 8944294
    Abstract: A pump assembly for dispensing flowable materials including a piston chamber-forming member providing an annular chamber about a center post and an annular piston-forming member reciprocally slidable in the annular chamber to dispense flowable material outwardly annularly about the center post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Ali Mirbach
  • Patent number: 8863993
    Abstract: The fluid dispenser device is fitted on the neck of a reservoir, and it includes a pump having a metering chamber that is closed by a first needle forming a check valve; a dispenser endpiece fitted on the pump including a second needle, forming a check valve, and a thrust surface to enable the device to be activated by a user pressing thereon; a protective cap for the device; a clamping collar carrying the cap; and a fastener member for fastening the device on the neck of the reservoir, the fastener member including an attachment member for attaching the fastener member around the neck and activatable by sliding the collar relative to the fastener member from a pre-assembly configuration to an assembled configuration, an inner ring for centering the pump on the reservoir and an outer ring retaining member for retaining the dispenser endpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare la Verpilliere S.A.S.
    Inventors: Xavier Donnette, Jose Camba, Philippe Sahm
  • Publication number: 20140203049
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a component 112, 165 for a fluid dispenser 110 which defines a dosing chamber 120 for a piston member 114 to stroke in and has an end 160 adapted for engaging a fluid outlet 152 of the fluid dispenser or a seal 154 which overlies the fluid outlet 152 to selectively close and open the fluid outlet 152 or seal 154. Other aspects are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: James Terence COLLINS, Thomas Franz Paul GRATZFELD, Heiko HARMS, Werner HERTRAMPF, Richard David LINTERN, Gerdhard NIEBECKER, Allen John PEARSON, Paul Kenneth RAND, Karl Heinz WAITZ, Karl Gisbert WELP
  • Patent number: 8770445
    Abstract: Fluid discharge head having a discharge nozzle which can be placed on a discharge device and which holds a medium guide and a medium outlet at the end of a medium guide, in the region of the medium outlet a movable closure element that can be moved into an open position is provided and, for the purpose of actuating discharge, the discharge nozzle and the discharge device can be moved axially towards each other, for which purpose the discharge nozzle has a skirt to form a sliding guide with a section on the discharge device, the skirt (9) of the discharge nozzle (5) being assigned a second, additional skirt (12) in order to form an annular bush (13) which can be mounted such that it can be displaced longitudinally on a section (11) of the discharge device (2) that is formed as an annular shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar GmbH
    Inventor: Gisbert Welp
  • Patent number: 8757436
    Abstract: An ophthalmic dispenser and method of filling and dispensing fluid stored therein. The dispenser includes a rigid housing defining a fluid-receiving chamber, a flexible bladder receivable within the fluid-receiving chamber, a pump coupled in fluid communication with the fluid-receiving chamber, and a nozzle having a valve defining an annular, axially-extending valve seat, an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication between the valve seat and the pump, and a flexible valve cover extending about the valve seat and forming an annular, axially-extending interface therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Norbert M. Assion, Julian V. Chan, Joseph M. Ting
  • Patent number: 8701553
    Abstract: A valve system for a container or vat, such as a food cooking vat. The valve system includes a valve body and stem having a valve head with a sealing member. The valve body has an outlet configured to be in fluid communication with the vat, and the sealing member is in fluid communication with the outlet and the chamber and is selectively operable between a discharge position, allowing the vat's contents to drain from the chamber, and a closed position, allowing the contents to remain in the chamber. The sealing member preferably is comprised of polymer and has an O-type sealing ring interposed between a first portion and a second portion, where the diameter of the second portion is smaller than the diameter of the first portion. Embodiments may also include a snap-fit connection of the sealing member to the valve head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: James H. McCarter
  • Patent number: 8690022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a button-sliding-type opening/closing device for a cosmetic container consisting of a vessel for storing cosmetics in a liquid or gel state, and a discharge pump coupled to a top inner portion of the vessel for discharging cosmetics by applying external pressure thereto, wherein the button-sliding-type opening/closing device comprises: a shoulder (20) coupled to the top portion of the vessel (10); a button body (30) inserted into the shoulder (20) and upwardly and downwardly movable; and a button (40) slidably coupled to a top surface of the button body (30), for opening and closing a cosmetic pumping hole (31) in the button body (30), as well as for preventing the button body (30) from being pressed and actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Young Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 8678243
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a component for a fluid dispenser which defines a dosing chamber for a piston member to stroke in and has an end adapted for engaging a fluid outlet of the fluid dispenser or a seal which overlies the fluid outlet to selectively close and open the fluid outlet or seal. Other aspects are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Glaxo Group Limited, MeadWestVaco Calmar GmbH
    Inventors: James Terence Collins, Thomas Franz Paul Gratzfeld, Heiko Harms, Werner Hertrampf, Richard David Lintern, Gerdhard Niebecker, Allen John Pearson, Paul Kenneth Rand, Karl Heinz Waitz, Karl Gisbert Welp
  • Publication number: 20140069961
    Abstract: Dispenser (1) for the dosed dispensing of liquid media, with a container (3) for holding a liquid medium (4), a manually actuated pump (5), which is arranged on the container (3) and comprises a flood chamber (6) into which liquid medium (4) flows when the container (3) is turned over, for which purpose the flood chamber (6) is fluidically connected at the inlet end to an outlet opening (7) of the container (3), and a dosing piston (8), which is displaceable by an actuating stroke, is arranged in the flood chamber (6) and expels dosed medium (4), and a media channel (9) extending through the dosing piston (8) is widened at the inlet end as a volumetrically defined cylinder portion (10) into which a plunger piston (11) protruding into the flood chamber (6) engages as a pressure piston in order to expel medium (4) introduced by gravity into the cylinder portion (10) of the dosing piston (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Heiko Harms, Gisbert Welp
  • Patent number: 8668116
    Abstract: A foam pump having a flexible member for engagement with a dispenser, the pump being part of a refill unit including a product reservoir. The flexible connecting member extends from an extreme end of the pump and is received by an actuating carriage that is movably connected to an actuating mechanism. The flexible connecting member permits insertion of the pump into a dispenser, and may act to dampen actuating forces to reduce foam shearing. The flexible connecting member may be provided in the form of a flared tip that is received through an oval opening in the product dispenser, and the pump may include a locking member to prevent unwanted actuation thereof during insertion of the refill unit into the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, David D. Hayes, Joseph E. Crowe, Robert L. Quinlan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140001213
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser pump including a first piston, a second piston, and a dispenser head with a dispenser orifice, for actuating the pump, a shutter arranged upstream from the dispenser orifice, the shutter movable between closed and open positions. The second piston is formed outside a hollow part and is slidable inside the dispenser head. The first piston is slidable inside the hollow part, the hollow part including an axial opening defined by a radial edge through which passes a stem portion of the shutter. The stem portion is between a proximal radial shoulder and a distal radial shoulder of the shutter, the shutter being moved from its closed position to its open position by the radial edge of the hollow part co-operating with the distal radial shoulder, and being moved from its open position to its closed position by the radial edge co-operating with the proximal radial shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventor: Ludovic Petit
  • Patent number: 8590750
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device for discharging a fluid having a housing, a piston pump, a biasing mechanism, and a trigger mechanism. The housing has a fluid discharge outlet. The pump has a pump chamber casing for fluid storage, a piston sliding in the pump chamber, a piston plunger, and a delivery channel leading to the housing outlet. The biasing mechanism biases the piston pump casing towards the housing outlet. The trigger mechanism has a catch member and a restraining member movable by a manually actuatable trigger from a cocked to a triggered configuration. The cocked restraining member engages the catch member to prevent movement and fluid discharge. A triggered restraining member disengages from the catch member for movement of the casing towards the housing outlet to discharge fluid from housing outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Consort Medical PLC
    Inventors: Richard Warby, Graham Hately, Kevin Chilvers, John Olley, Paul Allsop
  • Patent number: 8585393
    Abstract: An edible product is made from a castable mass such as chocolate in a casting device that includes a container for receiving the castable mass and a metering unit. The metering unit has a nozzle block having nozzles facing away from the container and a valve block facing the container. The volume of a metering chamber between the nozzle block and the valve block can be changed by moving the nozzle block relative to the valve block. The casting method comprises steps of a) filling the mass container with the castable mass; b) drawing the mass into the metering chamber by enlarging the metering chamber volume by a first relative motion between the nozzle block and the valve block, and c) discharging the mass from the metering chamber by reducing the metering chamber volume by a second relative motion between the nozzle block and valve block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Boris Ouriev, Ralf Bömmels
  • Patent number: 8584903
    Abstract: A child resistant container with inverting cap bottom lift features has a container main body adapted to receive a sprayer container with a vertical spray nozzle top-positioned spray actuator, and has at least one lift rod slot on its bottom; an inner cap for permanent connection to the open top of the container after a spray container is placed therein; and an outer cap with at least one downwardly projecting lift rod. The inner cap has a spray actuator orifice large enough to permit a vertical nozzle of a spray container to pass therethrough and small enough to prevent a spray container spray actuator from passing therethrough. A user removes the outer cap, inverts it and pushes up through the bottom to raise up the spray container nozzle and to push on the spray actuator to dispense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 8528792
    Abstract: A piston pump dispenser in which a volume in a compartment defined inside a piston chamber-forming member and between axially spaced discs on a piston varies with movement of the piston in a cycle of operation due to the piston having a portion between the discs which varies in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Ali Mirbach
  • Publication number: 20130200110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metering device for metered dispensing of a fluid, in which a storage container is connected to a metering head, a spindle being guided in the metering head and having a through-channel for the fluid to be transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: F. Holzer GMBH
    Inventor: F. Holzer GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130175303
    Abstract: The fluid dispenser device is fitted on the neck of a reservoir, and it includes a pump having a metering chamber that is closed by a first needle forming a check valve; a dispenser endpiece fitted on the pump including a second needle, forming a check valve, and a thrust surface to enable the device to be activated by a user pressing thereon; a protective cap for the device; a clamping collar carrying the cap; and a fastener member for fastening the device on the neck of the reservoir, the fastener member including an attachment member for attaching the fastener member around the neck and activatable by sliding the collar relative to the fastener member from a pre-assembly configuration to an assembled configuration, an inner ring for centering the pump on the reservoir and an outer ring retaining member for retaining the dispenser endpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Xavier Donnette, Jose Camba, Philippe Sahm
  • Patent number: 8469290
    Abstract: An integral miniaturized nebulizer for an elastically deformable bottle (1), provided with a rotatable closing cap (5), with discharge orifice, and with a suction tube (16) immersed in the liquid to be nebulized, includes a head (3) in a single piece with a body (4) connectable to an elastically deformable bottle (1). The head (3) internally has an elbow conduit (13) for the liquid to be sprayed, extending in a longitudinal segment (14) able to engage the suction tube (16), and in a transverse segment (15) able to end in the discharge orifice of the rotatable closing cap (5) when the cap (5) is in the nebulization position. The transverse segment (15) is coaxial inside a conduit (18) of the air inside the bottle (1) and in communication therewith via a plurality of radial channels (25) drilled in the terminal end of the same transverse segment (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Emsar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ciriani
  • Patent number: 8464912
    Abstract: A liquid soap dispenser having a permanent housing permits simplified insertion and replacement of disposable fluid reservoirs. The housing includes an actuator assembly which is cycled by a lever between first and second positions. The actuator assembly couples to a piston element of a piston pump carried on the reservoir. The piston element includes resiliently deformable fingers which act to secure the piston element to the actuator assembly for sliding movement therewith. If, on insertion of a replacement reservoir, the reservoir is positioned uncoupled from the actuator assembly, on first cycling of the actuator assembly the fingers deform to permit movement of the actuator assembly relative to the piston element and move towards a coupled orientation. In the coupled orientation, the fingers return to an undeformed configuration securing the piston element to the actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Gotohti.Com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8413852
    Abstract: An improved arrangement for removably coupling a replaceable cartridge to a housing of a dispenser with the cartridge carrying a piston pump with a movable piston element to be coupled on insertion with an actuator plate of the housing. A ramp mechanism is provided on the actuator plate to engage the piston element and during insertion of the cartridge into the housing move the piston element to a position relative the actuator plate which facilitates proper coupling including a resilient member which prevents radial movement relative a catch member of the housing from a coupled orientation unless the resilient member is deflected from an unbiased inherent configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8408427
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments a single dose nasal spray pump includes a reservoir configured for holding a single dose of material to be dispensed, the reservoir extending between a closed end and an open end; a cap to be configured to be disposed over the open end of the reservoir, the cap including an aperture; a stem extending between an outlet end and a lower end, the stem having a conduit extending from the outlet end of the stem to a conduit inlet at or adjacent the lower end of the stem; and a piston disposed about the stem and configured for movement between a first position wherein the piston seals or substantially seals the conduit inlet and a second position wherein the piston is remote from the conduit inlet; wherein the stem is configured for movement from a first stem position wherein the piston is disposed in the reservoir in the first piston position and a second stem position wherein the stem is moved toward the closed end of the reservoir such that the piston is moved into the second piston pos
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: MK International Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paxton Wong
  • Publication number: 20130068797
    Abstract: A manually actuated pump type fluid dispenser has a casing (118) defining an internal cavity and a pump member (101) at least partly located in the cavity. The pump member has a central core (101)a and first and second seal members (101b, 101c) projecting radially outwardly of the core and spaced in an axial direction of the core for contact with the casing to define a pump chamber within the cavity. A region (112) of the core between the first and second seal members is resiliently deformable from an initial resiliently biased configuration in which the first and second seal members are axially spaced by a first amount and an axially compressed configuration in which the seal members are spaced by a second amount which is less than the first amount to reduce the volume of the pump chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: LEAFGREEN, LTD.
    Inventors: Keith Laidler, Timothy Rodd
  • Patent number: 8382010
    Abstract: A dosing device with a manually actuated pumping component, which includes a pumping chamber, an inlet valve and an outlet valve in the region of a dosing opening, is provided. An inlet region in the region of the inlet valve and/or an outlet region in the region of the outlet valve is/are provided with flow profiles. The dosing device is to be used for dispensing pharmaceutical liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Radolfzell GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Nadler, Juergen Greiner-Perth
  • Patent number: 8348096
    Abstract: A discharge device for liquid media having housing sections movable relative to one another along a total stroke between a non-actuated rest position and an actuated end position and together forming a manual actuating device. A media reservoir stores the medium prior to discharge, and a conveying device includes a discharge opening and a dosage chamber. The actuating and conveying devices are operatively coupled such that during a first partial stroke of the discharge actuation starting from the rest position the media reservoir and the dosage chamber are in communicating connection and during a second partial stroke of the discharge actuation following the first partial stroke the media reservoir and the dosage chamber are separated, the volume of the dosage chamber and the media reservoir being reduced by the second partial stroke of the discharge actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Greiner-Perth
  • Patent number: 8292131
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser pump has a fluid reservoir, and a pump that has a pump chamber with a piston that moves within the pump chamber to pump fluids out a dispensing orifice. The pump has a priming air channel that fluidly connects the reservoir to the pump chamber and is separate from the fluid channel that connects the reservoir to the pump chamber. With non-sterile fluids, such as medicine, the air channel cannot displace the air to the exterior of the dispenser, but must displace it to the reservoir where it assists in priming the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Samuel Pruvot
  • Patent number: 8272540
    Abstract: A piston pump having a piston element slidable in a piston-chamber forming member with an outer end of a hollow stem of the piston element extending outwardly from the piston-chamber forming member. By relative reciprocal sliding of the piston element relative the piston-chamber forming member fluid is discharged out the outer end of the stem of the piston element. The piston element includes resiliently deformable fingers carried on the stem extending radially outwardly from the stem to distal ends which provide a radially remote portion which is resiliently deformable between an unbiased position and deflected portions. The remote end portion extends circumferentially about the stem to provide in the unbiased position an outer radial extent of a constant radius about the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.Con Inc
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Publication number: 20120126035
    Abstract: Discharging unit for discharging pharmaceutical media from a medium storage receptacle, including a first discharge orifice, a pump, an inlet duct connecting the medium storage receptacle to the pump, and an outlet duct for connecting the pump to the first discharge orifice. The first discharge orifice is part of a first subordinate device of the discharging unit and the pump, a portion of the outlet duct, and an outlet valve provided in the outlet duct are part of a second subordinate device of the discharging unit. The first subordinate device is capable, without the use of tools, of being coupled to, and decoupled from, the second subordinate device, and an internal volume of a portion of the outlet duct extending from the outlet valve to the first discharge orifice is less than 15 ?l.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Juergen Greiner-Perth, Joerg Bieg
  • Patent number: 8136703
    Abstract: A fluid container according to the present invention includes a container body having upper and lower openings, and further having a shoulder member and a side wall which extend between the upper and lower openings. The fluid container also includes a spacer abutting on the shoulder member of the container body, and a slidable valve slidably moving along an inner surface of the side wall of the container body in a hermetically sealed manner. The slidable valve defines a container space for holding fluid, in conjunction with the side wall of the container body. Further, a bottom cover is provided for covering across the lower opening of the container body. The spacer and the slidable valve include a spacer surface and a valve surface, respectively, which oppose to each other and are inclined at tilt angles between 5 and 30 degrees relative to a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignees: Toko Yakuhin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Shinko Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taizou Kamishita
  • Patent number: 8096450
    Abstract: A fluid spray device comprising a reservoir (10) containing fluid; a pump or a valve (20) mounted on the reservoir (10) by means of a fixing ring (30) for selectively dispensing the fluid; and a dispenser head (40) including a dispenser orifice (45), the device further comprising an actuator device (50) that is displaceable between a rest position and a dispensing position, the actuator device (50) being displaced in a direction that is different from the direction in which the fluid is sprayed through the dispenser orifice (45), said fluid spray device being characterized in that said actuator device (50) is formed on the dispenser head (40), and co-operates with the fixing ring (30), or with an element secured thereto, in order to actuate the pump or the valve (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Serge Herry, Ludovic Petit
  • Patent number: 8016165
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device including: a reservoir (10); a dispenser head (20) incorporating a dispenser orifice (21); a metering chamber (30); and a piston (40) that is slidable in the metering chamber (30) between a rest position and a dispensing position. The piston (40) is mounted in stationary manner on the reservoir (10) and made integrally with the reservoir (10) and/or with a fastener mechanism (100) adapted to be fastened on the reservoir (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Margheritis, Samuel Pruvot, Ludovic Petit, Serge Herry, Christophe Fagot
  • Patent number: 8002150
    Abstract: A liquid soap dispenser having a permanent housing permitting simplified insertion and replacement of disposable fluid reservoirs. The housing includes an actuator assembly cycled by a lever between first and second positions. The actuator assembly is couple to a piston element of a piston pump carried on the reservoir so that when cycled, the piston element is actuated in sliding movement to dispense a quantity of fluid. The piston element includes resiliently deformable fingers which secure the piston element to the actuator assembly for sliding movement therewith. If, on insertion of a replacement reservoir, the reservoir is positioned uncoupled from the actuator assembly, on first cycling of the actuator assembly the fingers deform to permit movement of the actuator assembly relative to the piston element and move towards a coupled orientation. In the coupled orientation, the fingers return to an undeformed configuration securing the piston element to the actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 7984832
    Abstract: A pump dispenser has a large ergonomic actuator designed to ergonomically deliver a composition to a substrate in the consumer's hand without the consumer having to pick up the pump dispenser. The ergonomic design allows the composition to be delivered in a proper aspect ratio to the substrate. The composition can be delivered in such a way that the composition is not aerosolized into the air or delivered to an unintended surface. The method of delivery can be made intuitive to the consumer by providing an actuator skirt that suggests the pumping mechanism or by providing a depiction of a hand or substrate over the pump dispenser. The pump dispenser is also useful for compositions or substrates that are not stable together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Pivonka, Daniel Aaron Huitt, Laura Itzkowitz, Tami O'Connell, Jodi Lynn Russell, Agnete Enga, John Kiechel, Nasahn Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20110168175
    Abstract: An inhaler including a pre-inserted cartridge (100) is proposed. The cartridge contains liquid (103) which is preferably pressurized to a low pressure. The cartridge is connected via an aerosol valve (106) with the inhaler. The liquid is further pressurized by a pump (117) of the inhaler to a high pressure and atomized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dunne, Heinrich Kladders
  • Patent number: 7959035
    Abstract: A fluid product dispensing device that has a container that contains a fluid product, a pump, and a dispensing head that serves as the actuator for the pump. The container is a single molded piece with a neck. The neck of the container has either an opening to accommodate an air filter or has a neck joint that is molded onto the neck of the container, or both. In at least one embodiment, the container also has a shoulder to assist retaining the dispensing head, and a second shoulder to form a maximum amount of actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Samuel Pruvot, Christophe Fagot