With Relatively Movable Actuator Patents (Class 222/321.8)
  • Patent number: 11338310
    Abstract: A manually operated pump including: an inlet one-way valve; a pump chamber downstream of and in fluid communication with the inlet one-way valve; a piston interior to the pump chamber and slideably engaged with the pump chamber; an actuator engaged with the piston or the pump chamber; a block thermoplastic elastomeric spring engaged with the actuator to move the actuator as the block thermoplastic elastomeric spring relaxes; and an optional outlet one-way valve downstream of and in fluid communication with the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelsey Erin Gibboney, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, David Andrew Dalton
  • Patent number: 11273459
    Abstract: In the discharger, a stopper is swingable between a restriction position which comes into contact with or approaches a locking target portion to restrict downward movement of a discharge head and a restriction release position where the restriction and locking target portions are separated to allow downward movement of the discharge head by the stopper being swung rearward from the restriction position, the stopper including the restriction portion, a finger hook outward from a depressing member in a left-right direction, and a contact target portion that comes into contact with the depressing member when the stopper is at the restriction position or when the depressing member rotates downward around a rotation axis where the stopper is at the restriction position, and a restraint protrusion protruding downward is formed at a portion of the depressing member rearward of a contact portion with which the contact target portion comes into contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Sakata, Katsuhito Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11135607
    Abstract: An improved pump is disclosed comprising a pump body having a piston supported by a base from a fluid reservoir. A trigger extends a between a first portion and a second portion with an intermediate trigger pivot mounted relative to the base. A cam and a cam follower couples the first portion of the trigger with the piston for enabling a depression of the second portion trigger to move the piston to spray fluid from the pump body orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FLOCON, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan M. Ballot, David A. Snyder, Fred M. Ekstrom, Robert D. Forschler, Thomas A. Nelsen
  • Patent number: 11065635
    Abstract: A container appendage is disclosed comprising a mounting ring having an upper surface, a lower surface, an exterior edge and an interior edge for defining a mounting aperture. A platform member is coupled to the mounting ring. The mounting ring is coupled between the bottle and the spray body for defining a mounting ring couple. The platform member cantilevers above the handling neck and adjacent to the rear surface for defining a rear ergonomical handling member for conforming to the hand and improving ergonomical grasping of the handling neck, actuating the trigger and lifting the spray bottle by the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FLOCON, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan M. Ballot, David A. Snyder, Fred M. Ekstrom, Robert D. Forschler, Thomas A. Nelsen
  • Patent number: 10682020
    Abstract: A soap dispenser including a rigid cartridge, an inverted dispensing pump, a collar carrying a lever for actuating the pump, and a venting system for equalizing the air pressure in the rigid cartridge, wherein the rigid cartridge and the collar cooperate to removably attach the soap dispenser to a wall-mounted bracket, and further wherein at least the rigid cartridge is disposable and can be made of a recyclable and/or biodegradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: William J. Schalitz, Vishaal B. Verma
  • Patent number: 10569287
    Abstract: A discharge device including a pump disposed to a container body in which contents are stored and which includes a discharge head provided with a discharge hole formed therein; a mounting cap; a support portion; and a press-down member. By rotating the press-down member, the discharge head is moved downward and the contents are discharged from the discharge hole. The discharge device includes a stopper which is movable between a restricted position where the downward movement of the discharge head is restricted and a non-restricted position where the downward movement of the discharge head is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Sakata
  • Patent number: 10571014
    Abstract: An integrated apparatus for implementing shift lock and shift lock release functions of an automatic transmission vehicle includes a shift lock solenoid having a plunger capable of moving forward and backward; a shift lock release lever forcibly moving the plunger backward by coming into contact with the plunger when moving toward the shift lock solenoid; and a casing coupling the shift lock solenoid and shift lock release lever to be integrally modularized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SL Corporation
    Inventors: Sun Il Kim, Eun Sik Kim, Jee Hyuck Choi, Jeong Seon Min, Seong Uk Bae, Sun Joo Kim, Jin Won Ko, Yang Rae Cho, Man Young Cheon
  • Patent number: 10549297
    Abstract: An improved pump is disclosed comprising a pump body having a piston supported by a base from a fluid reservoir. A trigger extends a between a first portion and a second portion with an intermediate trigger pivot mounted relative to the base. A cam and a cam follower couples the first portion of the trigger with the piston for enabling a depression of the second portion trigger to move the piston to spray fluid from the pump body orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FLOCON, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan M. Ballot, David A. Snyder, Fred M. Ekstrom, Robert D. Forschler, Thomas A. Nelsen
  • Patent number: 10369581
    Abstract: A liquid-agent dispensing container (100) includes: a mounting portion (52) that is mounted on a container body (10); a swing portion (160) that is pivotally supported in a swingable manner with respect to the mounting portion (52) and has a force application portion (161) that receives a pressing force; an operating portion (20) that has a pressing portion that presses the force application portion (161) when pressed; an acting portion that transfers a pressing force from the swing portion (160) to a head portion (30) when the force application portion (161) is pressed; and a guide mechanism that guides a relative movement of the operating portion (20) with respect to the head portion (30) while maintaining a posture of the operating portion (20) when the operating portion (20) is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10300502
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a pump dispenser which allows accurate determination of a direction of spraying of liquid without a nozzle part moving toward a higher or lower position and, furthermore, whose trigger is excellent in operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tada, Mitsuaki Shaduki
  • Patent number: 10247524
    Abstract: A collar clip for securing an aerosol canister, including a collar arranged to engage the aerosol canister, including a top, a bottom, a first outward facing surface, a first inward facing surface, and a notch arranged proximate the top and extending radially outward from the first outward facing surface, and a clip, including a first end connected to the collar, a second end, a second inward facing surface, and a second outward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Avanti USA Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert P. Caruso
  • Patent number: 10092920
    Abstract: A spray head for a fluid dispenser device, having a body with an expulsion channel terminated by a dispenser orifice, an insert in the expulsion channel, the end of the insert is co-operates with the downstream end portion of the expulsion channel to define a spray profile. The insert includes an elastically-deformable portion adapted to deform to absorb and/or compensate for variations in the dimensions of the body and/or insert, and/or to compensate for deformations and/or movements of the insert. The elastically-deformable portion of the insert has tabs that are axially and/or radially deformable, and/or an overmolded portion made of deformable material, and/or one or more radial openings that pass through the insert, and/or at least one sloping strip of deformable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Francois Le Maner
  • Patent number: 9955765
    Abstract: A manually operated pump and a method for pumping a preferably cosmetic liquid are proposed in which actuation is performed either by manual linear actuation or by swiveling actuation using a lever mechanism. The pump can be equipped with a locking device that blocks actuation of the pump in the locked state. The delivery head of the pump can be integrally formed with the swivel lever. Moreover, components of the pump can advantageously be provided with a flexible or elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: APTAR DORTMUND GMBH
    Inventors: Detlef Schmitz, Swen Barenhoff
  • Patent number: 9827577
    Abstract: The ejection head includes a pressing member; a nozzle tip that is fitted to a concavity; and an insert member. The insert member includes: a concave portion that forms a filling space for the content medium; at least one through hole formed on a circumferential wall; and a long groove that extends from the through hole to the nozzle tip. The insert member has a front end having an outer circumferential edge formed as an annular inclined surface, and the front end is formed with a bulging portion. The bulging portion is formed with a plurality of radial grooves and a cylindrical groove. At least one through hole is located in a position that is circumferentially offset from the plurality of radial grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuhito Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 9821126
    Abstract: A method of assembling a nozzle assembly is disclosed. The method includes: providing a nozzle member having a central passage defined by at least an inner side surface and an inner distal surface; inserting a fluid atomizer into the central passage of the nozzle member; and, with a distal surface of the fluid atomizer arranged adjacent the inner distal surface of the nozzle member, flexing legs of the fluid atomizer in a radially-outward direction for engaging each leg of the legs with the inner side surface of the nozzle member. A fluid atomizer is also disclosed. A nozzle assembly is also disclosed. A method of utilizing a nozzle assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Curtis Biggs, III, Arthur Michael Benton, Jr., Paul C. Carney
  • Patent number: 9033190
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device for a liquid provides an integral valve element comprising a suction duct and at least one flexible suction lip to obstruct the suction duct during the dispensing phase, and an annular obturator and a flexible flange supporting it, for opening the pressure chamber toward the dispenser duct during the dispensing phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GUALA DISPENSING S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 9027797
    Abstract: A shield for a fluid dispenser includes a mount structure and a fluid-deflecting structure defining an interior flow passage. The mount structure is configured to be attached to an actuator of a fluid dispenser. Fluid dispensers and fluid dispenser systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mann, Shelby Jay Buell, Touby Khamphilapanyo, Robert L. Quinlan, Richard E. Corney
  • Publication number: 20150108173
    Abstract: The rotary pumping type cosmetic container is provided, which makes it possible to easily discharge a certain amount of contents by rotating a rotation member in such a way to perform a pumping operation of a pumping member as a guide protrusion of a stem moves along a slanted surface of a bent portion of an inner side of a rotation member when a rotation member rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-Hwan KIM
  • Patent number: 9010584
    Abstract: A pump dispenser is intended for oral administration of medicines. A pump receives fluid product through a valved inlet from a container, preferably of the airless type with a follower piston. The dispenser may be a movable-nozzle or fixed-nozzle dispenser. The discharge outlet of the dispenser has a stub nozzle incorporating a closure valve. A spring urges the closure valve forward to close a discharge opening of the stub nozzle. The nozzle attachment is shaped for oral dosing and has an internal rearwardly-projecting actuating structure which, when the nozzle attachment is coupled onto the stub nozzle, pushes the closure valve open. When the nozzle attachment is removed the spring closes the outlet again. Child-resistant features are described for fitting the nozzle attachment to the stub nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Robert Law, David John Pritchett, Roy Cox
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8955769
    Abstract: Foam dispensers, refill units for foam dispensers, and liquid pumps for use in foam dispensers are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an inverted foam pump includes a compression chamber having an inlet valve and an outlet valve. The compression chamber is in fluid communication with a flow restrictor, an atomizer, a mixing chamber, a foaming chip and an outlet. The inlet valve, outlet valve, flow restrictor, atomizer, mixing chamber, foaming chip and outlet extend along a common axis. An air inlet is included that extends into the mixing chamber; the air inlet is an opening to atmospheric pressure. During operation, the liquid pump is located below the liquid container and liquid flowing from the compression chamber is accelerated and atomized. The atomized liquid enters the mixing chamber at a velocity sufficient to draw in air from the air inlet to mix with the liquid to form a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Allen Pelfrey, Richard C. Sayers, Nick E. Ciavarella, John J. McNulty, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • 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: 8939327
    Abstract: A pump and container connector fitment system (210) for retaining a pump (200) on a container (120) and allowing the pump to be removed through rotational forces from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar Faneca Llesera
  • Publication number: 20150014361
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device for a device for dispensing a fluid product, the dispensing device including a receptacle having an opening at the upper end thereof, a dispensing member (1) being mounted in said opening, the dispensing member (1) including a cylindrical push member (3) which has a vertical axis (3a), and the upper end of which extends vertically upward. Exerting pressure on the upper end of the push member (3) triggers the egress of the fluid product from the container via the dispensing member (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Frederic Platel
  • Patent number: 8919611
    Abstract: A piston pump dispenser having a reciprocating piston pump arrangement in which in a dispensing stroke in which fluid is pressurized in a chamber to dispense fluid, a piston slide member is urged into a sealing disc of a piston sleeve member to increase the extent to which the sealing disc provides a seal with a wall of the chamber against fluid leaking out past the seal disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Gotohti.com
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8916181
    Abstract: An aerosol glitter composition for achieving the “sugar” glitter effect comprises a solvent, binder, square polyester glitter, optionally a rheology modifier, and propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Christina M. Leposa
  • Patent number: 8905265
    Abstract: A hybrid dispenser incorporating structural elements providing the ability to alternatively dispense soap or other liquid from a container either by an electric motor or manually including a pivoted actuator member having cam surfaces spaced from one another on opposite sides of the pivot location, a rotatable member rotated by the motor engaging one of the cam surfaces, and a manually operable member engaging the other cam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Todd Jeffrey Muderlak, Roland E. C. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8905270
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser (1) for liquids comprises a suction valve (30) comprising a diaphragm (32) housed in the pumping chamber (4) and a delivery valve (60), separate from the suction valve (30), comprising a baffle (62) external to the dispensing pipe (14). The diaphragm (32) of the suction valve (30), during liquid dispensing, abuts on the bottom wall (10b) of the pumping chamber (4) land covers the suction opening (6a), and the baffle (62) of the delivery valve (60), during the return, abuts on the crown surface (18) which surrounds the inlet opening (14a) of the dispensing pipe (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8899448
    Abstract: A dispensing head which can be mounted on a receptacle. The dispensing head includes a pump, for surmounting the receptacle, with an actuating rod having a longitudinal axis X. A diffuser is mounted on the pump, and includes a tube opening at a dispensing orifice, with the tube being elongated along an axis Y distinct from the axis X. A lever arm controls the actuation of the pump, with the lever arm including a portion capable of coming to bear on the diffuser in order to actuate the pump. In addition, a locking member is configured such that, in a first position, the locking member allows actuation of the pump and, in a second position, the locking member prevents actuation of the pump. In a disclosed example, in the second position the tube abuts against a portion of the locking member to prevent actuation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierre-Andre Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez, Pedro Pares Montaner
  • Patent number: 8893932
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dispensing flowable fluids, particularly those which are high viscosity by passing a stream of fluid through an elongate discharge passageway and injecting air into the fluid stream to initiate severing of the stream between an inner portion inward of the injected air and an outer portion outward of the injected air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Ali Mirbach
  • Patent number: 8851331
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes an adjustable dosing mechanism that permits adjustment of the amount of fluid to be dispensed. An adjustable dosing mechanism may be inserted into the dispenser in either a high dose orientation or a low dose orientation. The body further includes pair of dose adjusting flanges. When the adjustable dosing mechanism body is received into the dispenser in the high dose orientation, a relatively larger quantity of fluid product is dispensed. When the adjustable dosing mechanism body is received into the dispenser in the low dose orientation, a relatively smaller quantity of fluid product is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Pelkey, Brian P. Carlson, Troy A. Anderson, Brian K. Stahel
  • Patent number: 8827117
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes a pressing unit is pivotably connected to a base received in a body. A guiding tube in communication with a container is movably connected to an engagement cap. An inner tube includes a passage in communication with a passage of an outer tube. The inner tube further includes at least one hole in communication with the passage of the inner tube and a passage of the guiding tube. A mouth includes a tube and an end cap having an aperture. The tube includes two rods movably engaged in two sliding grooves of the pressing unit. The tube is coupled to the outer tube, with the aperture of the end cap in communication with the passage of the outer tube. When the pressing unit is pressed, the transverse rods are driven by the sliding grooves to move upward, causing dispensation of a fluid via the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yung-Wei Ho
  • Publication number: 20140231459
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes a dispense mechanism that provides for increased mechanical advantage. The dispense mechanism includes a lever member and an actuator. The lever member includes a first lever section that receives application of an input force and a second lever section that applies an output force to the actuator. The lever member and/or the actuator are configured to provide at least two contact points between the actuator and the second lever section during the course of a dispensing stroke such that the mechanical advantage provided at a first one of the at least two contact points is greater than the mechanical advantage provided at a second one of the at least two contact points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: John T. Pelkey
  • Publication number: 20140231464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-container equipped with a rotary discharger for discharging liquid whilst rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Sung-Hwan Cho
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140161506
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fluid product packaged in a bottle (1), may include a withdrawing member (2); a band (6) secured to the bottle (1) having two upper arms (7) arranged either side of the nozzle (3) of the member (2) which is equipped with two external lugs (9), said arms each having an interior lug (10) positioned in the axial continuation of an external lug (9) to form a housing between them; a support (13) having a dispensing orifice (14), the arms (7) being mounted with the ability to effect a translational movement in said support; a push-button (17) which is mounted with the ability to effect a radial translational movement in relation to the support (13), said push-button having two tabs (20) each having an upper bearing surface (20a) bearing against an inner lug (10) an a lower bearing surface (20b) bearing against an outer lug (9), said bearing surfaces diverging radially so that depressing the push-button (14) causes the lugs (9, 10) to part, thus actuating the withdrawing member (2) by a dep
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ALBEA LE TREPORT
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Hervé Imenez
  • Patent number: 8733588
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dispensing flowable fluids, particularly those which are high viscosity by passing a stream of fluid through an elongate discharge passageway and injecting air into the fluid stream to initiate severing of the stream between an inner portion inward of the injected air and an outer portion outward of the injected air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Ali Mirbach
  • Patent number: 8701934
    Abstract: A dispenser device head (1) of a liquid is provided with a nozzle (20) comprising a lateral wall (30) having through signalling apertures (40) defining a caption or symbol to highlight a functioning configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8701943
    Abstract: A piston pump assembly in which a piston-forming element to be received in a piston chamber of a piston chamber-forming member carries a removable stop flange member which may be secured to the piston chamber-forming member to provide a retention stop to prevent the piston-forming element from being removed from the piston chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun (Tony) Shi
  • Publication number: 20140091106
    Abstract: A piston pump dispenser having a reciprocating piston pump arrangement in which in a dispensing stroke in which fluid is pressurized in a chamber to dispense fluid, a piston slide member is urged into a sealing disc of a piston sleeve member to increase the extent to which the sealing disc provides a seal with a wall of the chamber against fluid leaking out past the seal disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: GOTOHTI.COM INC.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8672191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hand-operated spray pump configured to discharge a predetermined amount of content upon pressing a button and to suction a residual portion of the content in an end of a nozzle after discharging the content, the hand-operated spray pump including a housing forming the external appearance of the pump, a housing cap configured to seal the internal space of the housing from the outside, the closure configured to mount a container containing content in the housing, the closure being integrally formed with the housing cap, a stem configured to move upward and downward while being connected to the lower end of the button, the shaft configured to move upward and downward along the inside of the housing cap while being coupled to the outside of the stem, a piston configured to move upward and downward along the inner wall of the housing, a compression spring provided between a side protrusion formed at the upper end of the shaft at the side of the shaft and the housing cap, an opening and closin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Chong Woo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 8672189
    Abstract: A trigger sprayer may include a rotatable nozzle to facilitate the discharge of liquid from the nozzle in any desired direction and may also include a locking mechanism for preventing activation of the trigger sprayer. The trigger sprayer may also fit within the footprint of a container to which the trigger sprayer is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro Espinoza, George R. Hildebrand, Steven L. Sweeton
  • 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: 20140061252
    Abstract: Fluid dispensing devices having a pump system connected to a container wherein the dispensing device may be operated with one hand using either a container having a griping surface or opening or a handle integrated with an actuator to facilitate one-handed use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Meadwestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Sweeton, George R. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 8631975
    Abstract: An airless pump and a cosmetic container including the same. The airless pump includes a nozzle of a head and a compression cylinder disposed between the storage container and the nozzle. A sealing cap fixes the compression cylinder. A piston valve and a piston are fastened into an inner compression chamber inside the compression cylinder. An operation pipe is disposed above the sealing cap in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which an operation button is pushed. The operation pipe is actuated and drives the piston and piston valve in the perpendicular direction. A spring is disposed between the operation pipe and the sealing cap. A slider axially is axially coupled to the operation pipe in the perpendicular direction. The slider is actuated by the operation button to horizontally reciprocate in a direction, thereby driving the operation pipe in the perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Toly Korea, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun-Kuk Lim
  • Patent number: 8608031
    Abstract: A dispensing head which can be mounted on a receptacle. The dispensing head includes a pump, for surmounting the receptacle, with an actuating rod having a longitudinal axis X. A diffuser is mounted on the pump, and includes a tube opening at a dispensing orifice, with the tube being elongated along an axis Y distinct from the axis X. A lever arm controls the actuation of the pump, with the lever arm including a portion capable of coming to bear on the diffuser in order to actuate the pump. In addition, a locking member is configured such that, in a first position, the locking member allows actuation of the pump and, in a second position, the locking member prevents actuation of the pump. In a disclosed example, in the second position the tube abuts against a portion of the locking member to prevent actuation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierre-Andre Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez, Pedro Pares Montaner
  • Patent number: 8602269
    Abstract: A dispenser head (1) comprises a main body (2), an arm (60) hinged to the main body (2) and pumping means. The pumping means comprise a main cylinder (12), a sliding piston (16), dispensing means sensitive to pressure. The arm (60) is hinged to the main body (2) in a hinging portion (60b) distanced radially from the body axis (X), straddling the body axis (X) and transmitting an axial translation movement to the piston (16) by means of an elastically yielding element (30). A removable lock or tab can be included as a safety means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8596266
    Abstract: A discharging device, particularly for a pharmaceutical liquid, is adapted to accommodate and actuate a pump-type dispenser in an accommodating region. In the delivered state, the accommodating region of the discharging device is sufficiently large to ensure that the pump-type dispenser can be accommodated by the accommodating region when the dispenser has not yet been actuated and does not yet communicate with the outlet passageway. The discharging device is particularly useful for pharmaceutical liquids prone to oxidation and thus in need of extensive protection from contact with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Eberhard
  • Patent number: 8561849
    Abstract: A foam spray head assembly includes a push head, a mounting member, a netted member, an air valve, a main plunge, a piston unit, a rod unit, a resilient member, a cylinder unit and a valve. The netted member has a first net and a second net. The air valve has a first groove and a second groove. The main plunge has a first plunge and a second plunge. The first plunge is located in the second groove and defines a first chamber. The piston unit has a first piston and a second piston. The rod unit extends through the main plunge. The resilient member is mounted to the second plunge. The cylinder unit has a first cylinder and a second cylinder. The first piston is movable in the first cylinder and forms a second chamber. The second piston is movable in the second cylinder and forms a third chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: RE44710
    Abstract: A unit (1) for packaging and dispensing a liquid or semi-liquid product includes a body (10) with an axis X, forming a reservoir (12) for the liquid or semi-liquid product, the reservoir (12) being surmounted by a pump (30) actuable by an actuating element (34). The product emerges through at least one opening arranged in an outlet element (9) connected to the pump (30) by a conduit (41) forming a flexible connection. The outlet element (9) is held substantially immovably in position on a fixed portion (51) of the body (10) surmounting the reservoir (12), the actuating element (34) being independently mounted relative to the fixed portion (51) of the body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Thierry Ponton