With Plural Material Outlets Patents (Class 222/330)
  • Patent number: 11112656
    Abstract: A liquid crystal dripping nozzle, a liquid crystal dripping device, and a method of dripping liquid crystal are provided. The liquid crystal dripping nozzle includes: a carrier; a main dripping nozzle, disposed in a central region of the carrier and configured for dripping liquid crystal; and a plurality of auxiliary dripping nozzles, disposed in a corner region of the carrier and configured for dripping liquid crystal, wherein the plurality of auxiliary dripping nozzles are arranged around the main dripping nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuaimin Jian, Weixin Meng, Jian Guo, Lubiao Sun, Wei Zheng, Yanzhao Peng
  • Patent number: 10478893
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing systems and methods on a large-scale format. One aspect involves a build unit that can be moved around in three dimensions by a positioning system, building separate portions of a large object. The build unit has an energy directing device that directs, e.g., laser or e-beam irradiation onto a powder layer. In the case of laser irradiation, the build volume may have a gasflow device that provides laminar gas flow to a laminar flow zone above the layer of powder. This allows for efficient removal of the smoke, condensates, and other impurities produced by irradiating the powder (the “gas plume”) without excessively disturbing the powder layer. The build unit may also have a recoater that allows it to selectively deposit particular quantities of powder in specific locations over a work surface to build large, high quality, high precision objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: MacKenzie Ryan Redding, Zachary David Fieldman, Justin Mamrak
  • Patent number: 10321624
    Abstract: A manifold system for balancing particle delivery from multiple discharge outlets includes a diverter subassembly movably mounted in a manifold for balancing discharge from the outlets. The manifold system is disclosed in an agricultural air seeder application, with the particles comprising tubes and the discharge outlets being connected to ground-engaging tools for depositing seeds in space, subsurface locations in a crop field. Automated and manually-adjustable embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Agriculture Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Adam A. Reich, Joshua N. Gelinske, Barry D. Batcheller
  • Patent number: 9808971
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus and method of fabricating a molded part are provided. The apparatus may include a barrel, a nozzle enclosing an end of the barrel and defining an opening in fluid communication with an inside of the barrel, and an extrusion screw positioned at least partially inside the barrel and rotatable relative to the barrel. The extrusion screw may include a screw tip. Relative axial movement between the barrel and the extrusion screw may open or close the opening of the nozzle to permit or prevent, respectively, material flow through the opening of the nozzle. The method may include clamping a mold, opening a nozzle, rotating the extrusion screw to pump a molten material into the mold until the mold is filled, closing the nozzle, and unclamping the mold to release a molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EXTRUDE TO FILL, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Ernest Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 9400056
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing a liquid, semi-liquid or semi-solid food product. The apparatus comprises a fixed volume chamber for receiving the food product under a positive pressure, the chamber being defined by chamber walls, one of the chamber walls being provided with an outlet orifice for depositing the food product, the outlet orifice being provided with a first sealing surface. The apparatus also comprises a valve spindle arranged for reciprocating movement within the chamber, the length direction of the valve spindle extending substantially perpendicular to the chamber wall in which the outlet orifice is provided, a first end of the valve spindle being provided with a second sealing surface. The second sealing surface of the valve spindle is arranged for abutting the first sealing surface of the outlet orifice to thereby close the outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: John Howard Walker, John Michael Leadbeater, Jonathan Sutton
  • Patent number: 9363942
    Abstract: A run selection mechanism is provided for selectively directing the flow of particulate material from an air cart. The mechanism includes a chute for receiving metered particulate material. The chute has an output. A first primary conduit has an output communicating with a first pneumatic primary run and a second primary conduit has an output communicating with a second pneumatic primary run. A selector selectively directs the metered particulate material to one of the output of the chute, the first pneumatic primary run and the second pneumatic primary run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ethan Bent, Dennis Thompson, Dennis Chahley, Darwin Zacharias
  • Patent number: 9352352
    Abstract: A gluing nozzle can include a base defining a receiving cavity, and a tube coupled to the base. The tube can include a straight portion mounted to the base, and a bent portion bent from the straight portion. The tube can define a channel fluidly communicating with the receiving cavity, the straight portion, and the bent portion. The channel can extend through an outlet of the bent portion. A distal end of the bent portion can form an annular surface surrounding the outlet. The annular surface can be substantially parallel to an axis of the straight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huo-Zhong Wu, Jian-Qiang Lu, Jian-Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20150096591
    Abstract: A brush-cleaning apparatus is disclosed for use in cleaning a semiconductor wafer after polishing. Embodiments of the brush-cleaning apparatus implemented with a multi-branch chemical dispensing unit are applied beneficially to clean semiconductor wafers, post-polish, using a hybrid cleaning method. An exemplary hybrid cleaning method employs a two-chemical sequence in which first and second chemical treatment modules are separate from one another, and are followed by a pH-neutralizing-rinse that occurs in a treatment module separate from the first and second chemical treatment modules. Implementation of such hybrid methods is facilitated by the multi-branch chemical dispensing unit, which provides separate chemical lines to different chemical treatment modules, and dispenses chemical to at least four different areas of each wafer during single-wafer processing in an upright orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Zhang
  • Patent number: 8985402
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for dispensing viscous material is disclosed. The nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing bulk viscous material to use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a cartridge. Alternatively, the nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a sausage package to use with a device for dispensing from a cartridge. When dispensing viscous material from a cartridge, the base portion is arranged for receiving the cartridge conical tip and the flange is arranged for placement between an end plate of the dispenser and the cartridge to retain said nozzle within said dispenser for dispensing viscous material from the cartridge. When dispensing viscous material in bulk form or from a sausage package, a locking plate is provided for tightly retaining the nozzle to the end cap of the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark C. Schneider, Brian J. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 8950629
    Abstract: This document relates to delivery devices for dispensing fluid materials, including high viscosity fluids such as high viscosity surgical adhesives. For example, methods and materials for an integrated system of containing and permitting point of use delivery of a high viscosity adhesive fluid onto a planar surface of tissue during a surgical procedure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cohera Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Yukiko Naoi, Kenneth Allen Focht, Gerhard Liepold
  • Publication number: 20140334975
    Abstract: A personal dispensing system allows a user to dispense a viscous liquid, such as a disinfectant liquid gel. The dispenser includes a mounting clip which can be worn on the belt of a user. The dispenser has a front sidewall with openings which allow the viscous liquid to be dispensed onto a user's hands. The openings on the front sidewall of the container body and the viscosity of the liquid are selected so that the viscous liquid weeps out of the openings without dripping, or a hand pump can dispense the liquid. The front face of the device can also house a single horizontal roller or a number of roller balls for dispensing the viscous liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Geesbreght, Darrell D. Dial
  • Patent number: 8851337
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid crystal dropping device, including: a container for containing liquid crystal and being provided with at least one nozzle on an end thereof for ejecting liquid crystal from the container; a driver connected to the container for driving the liquid crystal to eject from the container; at least two dropping heads connected to the at least one nozzle; and at least one corrosion-resistant connecting pipe arranged between the at least one nozzle and the at least two dropping heads for communicating the at least one nozzle with the at least two dropping heads. The dropping device of the present disclosure is capable of shortening the time of manufacturing the liquid crystal panel, improving the efficiency of manufacturing the liquid crystal panel, and avoiding uneven arrangement of the liquid crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mei Xiong, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 8757220
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metering device for fine grained powder (1), in particular for medicinal powder (1) for pulmonary administration, and to a method for operating the metering device. The metering device comprises a powder pump and a metering mechanism (3), wherein the metering mechanism (3) comprises a continuous powder passage (4) and at least one metering chamber (5) with an outlet valve (6). The metering chamber (5) branches off from the powder passage (4) at an angle. The metering chamber (5) has a larger cross section than the powder passage (4). The powder (1) is conveyed through the powder passage (4) by means of the powder pump, the at least one metering chamber (5) being filled with the powder (1) in a self-levelling manner. The conveying by means of the powder pump is then interrupted, and at least one target container is filled from the metering chamber (5) with the outlet valve (6) being opened and a residual quantity of powder (1) remaining in the metering chamber (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Scharger
  • Patent number: 8678030
    Abstract: A filling flow divider for portioning a filling substance includes at least two divider elements operatively connected together, each including a stator having a main chamber, a rotor in the main chamber and rotatable about an axis of rotation, and at least two blade elements fitted into the rotor. The blade elements are independently displaceable relative to the rotor in the radial direction as the rotor rotates in the main chamber. The filling flow divider includes at least two connecting devices coupling the rotors of the at least two divider elements such that the rotor and blade elements of one divider element are disposed at a different rotary angle position as the rotor and blade elements of an adjacent divider element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: VEMAG Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Knodel
  • Publication number: 20140048563
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid crystal dropping device, including: a container for containing liquid crystal and being provided with at least one nozzle on an end thereof for ejecting liquid crystal from the container; a driver connected to the container for driving the liquid crystal to eject from the container; at least two dropping heads connected to the at least one nozzle; and at least one corrosion-resistant connecting pipe arranged between the at least one nozzle and the at least two dropping heads for communicating the at least one nozzle with the at least two dropping heads. The dropping device of the present disclosure is capable of shortening the time of manufacturing the liquid crystal panel, improving the efficiency of manufacturing the liquid crystal panel, and avoiding uneven arrangement of the liquid crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei Xiong, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 8613377
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive metering pump assembly, and an integral reservoir tank fluidically connected thereto and the hot melt adhesive metering pump assembly comprises a plurality of rotary, gear-type metering pumps which are arranged in a compact, longitudinally spaced manner upon a drive gear manifold. All of the driven gears of pumps are respectively driven by manifold pump drive gears which are rotatably mounted upon a common motor-driven rotary drive shaft rotatably disposed within the drive gear manifold, and a first side wall member of a base portion of the reservoir tank is integrally connected to a side wall portion of the drive gear manifold, while a second side wall member of the base portion of the reservoir tank is provided with a plurality of hose connections to which hot melt adhesive delivery hoses are to be connected so as to respectively convey the precisely metered amounts of the hot melt adhesive material toward the applicator heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Grant McGuffey, Mel Steven Lesley, Daniel D. Bourget
  • Patent number: 8517217
    Abstract: An aerosol can has a dispensing valve at one end and discharge device at another end that allows the pressurized can to be safely depressurized. The discharge device has two elements that collectively fit into a wall of the aerosol can. The second element has a through passage within itself and is threadingly connected to the first element. The first element can be rotated such that the second element can move toward the interior of the aerosol can, which in turn opens the through passage to allow pressurized air to exit the can safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Kraus
  • Publication number: 20130126558
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for dispensing viscous material is disclosed. The nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing bulk viscous material to use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a cartridge. Alternatively, the nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a sausage package to use with a device for dispensing from a cartridge. When dispensing viscous material from a cartridge, the base portion is arranged for receiving the cartridge conical tip and the flange is arranged for placement between an end plate of the dispenser and the cartridge to retain said nozzle within said dispenser for dispensing viscous material from the cartridge. When dispensing viscous material in bulk form or from a sausage package, a locking plate is provided for tightly retaining the nozzle to the end cap of the dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Albion Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Mark C. SCHNEIDER, Brian J. MacKENZIE
  • Publication number: 20130092705
    Abstract: A dispenser for granular materials and a method of seasoning using the dispenser is provided. The dispenser has multiple deflectors. The deflectors can deflect granular materials in tangential and radial directions. The dispenser has a dispensing mechanism actuated by a user-manipulable lever connected to a yoke in which a pin is received for rotating a member of the dispenser. The dispenser achieves consistent quantities with each dispense with three different features. One feature is having a rim partially raised around the first member aperture. Another feature is pushing elements that cooperate with the partially raised rim. A third feature is radially staggered dispensing apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Paul G. Simmons, Scott G. Peterson, Michael S. Tucker, James E. Johanson, Russell V. Plum, JR., William C. Mulkey
  • Publication number: 20130015211
    Abstract: Personal gel soap dispensers include a container, for example, having a size similar to a bar of hand soap or body soap, a quantity of gel soap in the container in an interior hollow space of the container, and at least one through opening, for example, a plurality of through openings extending from an interior hollow space of the container through the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Frank J. UXA, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120325854
    Abstract: A device for dispensing individual components of a two-component adhesive includes first and second manifold members, each having a distribution chamber therein. A set of conveying tubes is supported within the dispensing device and collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the first distribution chamber. An array of openings and an array of passages extend through the second member. The openings receive the discharge ends of the conveying tubes. The passages are disposed in fluid communication with the second distribution chamber. The passages collectively present a predetermined total cross-sectional flow area to the second distribution chamber member. The openings and the passages are laterally spaced with respect to each other such that the discharge ends of the tubes are interspersed among the passages. The cross-sectional flow areas presented to the first and second distribution chambers are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC
    Inventors: James William Ashmead, William Gerald DiMaio
  • Patent number: 8256647
    Abstract: A valve assembly for dispensing a plurality of flowable materials, such as viscous fluids or powders, comprising a valve member having a plurality of inlets for the plurality of flowable materials and dispense outlets communicating with the inlets and a closure having one or more openings in a pattern that corresponds to the pattern of at least some of the outlets. The valve member and the closure are movable relative to each other between a closed position in which the outlets are closed and at least one dispensing position in which one or more openings in the closure are at least partially in register with the dispense outlets thus clearing the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fluid Management Operations LLC
    Inventors: Marcel Engels, Marcus Johannes Voskuil, Goran Aleksijovski, Rob van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 8240510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-way valve device, particularly for household appliances, comprises a hollow body (11) and an axially movable piston (12) mounted inside this hollow body. The body (11) is provided with at least one inlet orifice (15) for a liquid solvent and at least two outlet orifices (16, 17) for this solvent. The movable piston (12) is coupled with an axially movable measuring stem (31) of a linear measuring element (30) of a solid substance, this measuring stem (31) being actuated by a mechanical actuator (32) and associated with a return spring (35). This movable piston (12) is arranged so as to move in one direction, freely, or against the pressure of the return spring (35), under the effect of the pressure of the liquid solvent applied at the inlet orifice (15) to this movable piston (12), and in the opposite direction, under the effect of the pressure applied to the measuring stem (31) by the return spring (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Iwan Kissling, Jean-Luc Thuliez
  • Patent number: 8211081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closing cap for containers that are filled with medical liquids. The closing cap includes removal and injection sites. The removal site has a first opening for removing the medical liquid and is obturated by a first pierceable self-sealing membrane. The injection site includes a second opening for injecting an additive and is obturated by a second pierceable self-sealing membrane. The first and second membranes are configured differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Ismael Rahimy, Gerald Wegner
  • Patent number: 8070020
    Abstract: A new and improved remote, hot melt adhesive metering station (510), for supplying predetermined or precisely metered volumes of hot melt adhesive material toward applicator head or dispensing nozzle structures, comprises a plurality of rotary, gear-type metering pumps (518) which are arranged in a compact, longitudinally spaced manner upon an axially elongated drive gear manifold (512) such that the rotational axes of the plurality of rotary, gear-type metering pumps (518) are disposed parallel and adjacent to one side of the axially elongated drive gear manifold (512).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Grant McGuffey, Mel Steven Lesley, Daniel D. Bourget
  • Publication number: 20110248053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing device (1) for dispensing glue or adhesive onto a substrate surface for the laying of floor coverings, in particular parquet or laminate in board format, comprising a glue cylinder (103) into which at least one pouch filled with glue or adhesive can be inserted, and comprising a plunger (10) which is disposed such as to be axially displaceable within the glue cylinder (103) so as to compress a pouch located within the glue cylinder (103) and so to push its contents out of the glue cylinder (103), an electric drive (9) being provided which is coupled to the plunger (10) in order to displace the plunger (10) axially within the glue cylinder (103).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Schreitter Ritter von Schwarzenfeld
  • Patent number: 8011317
    Abstract: An integrated processing tool is described comprising a full-wafer processing module and a combinatorial processing module. Chemicals for use in the combinatorial processing module are fed from a delivery system including a set of first manifolds. An output of each first manifold is coupled to at least one mixing vessel. An output of each mixing vessel feeds more than one of a set of second manifolds. An output of each set of second manifolds feeds one of multiple site-isolated reactors of the combinatorial processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt H. Weiner, Tony P. Chiang, Aaron Francis, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7975878
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing unit for refueling vehicles includes a first nozzle holder for holding a first fuel dispensing nozzle, and a second nozzle holder for holding a second fuel dispensing nozzle. Both nozzle holders are arranged on a common side of the fuel dispensing unit. The first nozzle holder is configured to project, in a direction away from the side of the fuel dispensing unit, at least a part of the first fuel dispensing nozzle in relation to a corresponding part of the second fuel dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Marlene Wemmert
  • Patent number: 7959038
    Abstract: A dispensing closure for a dispensing container (1) and a dispensing container (1) incorporating such a dispensing closure, wherein the closure has a unitary type of construction. The dispensing closure includes a generally annular metal ring (4) having an outer peripheral edge and a central opening encircled by an inner peripheral edge (6), the ring being attached to the edge of the container body side wall at one end of the container body; and an overmolded polymer layer (16) having an annular outer portion molded over the inward surface of the ring and having a central panel integrally formed with the outer portion so as to cover the central opening in the ring (4), the central panel of the polymer layer (16) defining at least one aperture (7) through which the product in the container body can be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sonoco For-Plas S/A
    Inventors: Eduardo Martins de Oliveira, Yochiuki Towata
  • Patent number: 7934465
    Abstract: As adhesive applicator head for use on an assembly line apparatus dispenses adhesive in a non-contact manner to produce a wide band of adhesive on a moving substrate. The applicator head comprises an upper body secured to a lower body and at least one nozzle mounted therewithin. An adhesive manifold within the applicator head ensures a steady flow of adhesive to tips of the nozzles. An air manifold within the applicator head is in communication with opposed pin holes positioned alongside each nozzle and oriented so that high velocity air exits the pin holes and flows along a nozzle tip of the nozzle. The high velocity air encounters freshly dispensed adhesive at the nozzle tip and causes it to leave the tip in a back-forth manner to result in a scribble pattern on the substrate. The scribble pattern's width is well defined. It is determined primarily by side to side placement of the nozzles in the applicator head at about the adhesive band width desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Henline Adhesive Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Brinker
  • Publication number: 20110062189
    Abstract: This document relates to delivery devices for dispensing fluid materials, including high viscosity fluids such as high viscosity surgical adhesives. For example, methods and materials for an integrated system of containing and permitting point of use delivery of a high viscosity adhesive fluid onto a planar surface of tissue during a surgical procedure are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Kapec, Kazuna Tanaka, Yukiko Naoi, Kenneth Allen Focht, Gerhardt Liepold
  • Patent number: 7823754
    Abstract: A saw blade lubricating apparatus has a barrel with an outlet at one end thereof, a drive cooperative with the barrel for extruding wax outwardly of the outlet of the barrel, a dispenser block connected by a conduit to the barrel and having a wax inlet and a wax outlet, and a valve positioned in or on the dispenser block. The valve is selectively movable between a first position allowing wax flow between the wax inlet and the wax outlet and a second position blocking wax flow between the wax inlet and the wax outlet. A saw blade can be positioned adjacent to the wax outlet of the dispenser block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Tilley
  • Publication number: 20100237104
    Abstract: A nozzle is disclosed for dispensing viscous material comprising a plurality of dispensing tubes having dispensing tips and a single input cavity adapted to accept the viscous material. In an embodiment, at least one of the dispensing tips is manufactured closed and can be opened at the user's discretion. In a further embodiment, the nozzle has a flange at the input tube end, and the flange holds the nozzle between a dispensing tool end-stop and a material container, such as the tip of a tube of adhesive or sealant. In an embodiment, the dispensing tubes are at an angle to the centerline of the material dispenser. In a further embodiment, the nozzle screws into to a threaded socket on a dispensing tool by a thread on the outside of the input tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Mark C. Schneider, Brian J. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 7753238
    Abstract: A volume measurement and/or metering device includes a cylinder/piston and cock system for sucking in and/or discharging liquids in a defined way, the piston being movable in relation to the cylinder for sucking in or discharging the liquid. The cylinder is mounted, together with the cylinder bottom, rotatably with respect to the cock system about an axis of rotation parallel to the cylinder longitudinal axis. The cylinder bottom bears with a sealing seat against a cock element of the cock system, the cock element having at least one duct orifice. These orifices are arranged in such a way that the at least one orifice in the cylinder bottom can be brought into congruence with the orifices of the cock element when the cylinder and the cylinder bottom are rotated. Further, the cock element is brought into a sealing closing position for simultaneously closing of all the orifices of the cylinder bottom are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Metrohm AG
    Inventors: Peter Kirschenbuhler, Bjorn Christensen
  • Publication number: 20100170918
    Abstract: A valve device of an application device for applying fluid to a substrate comprises a valve body, a valve housing with inner chamber and valve seat, a supply fluid chamber, an electromagnetic valve actuating device with valve piston and an adjusting piston. The valve nozzle is detachably mounted on the nozzle side of the valve device. The valve device has a nozzle plate which closes the valve body at the bottom on the nozzle side, with mounting opening for the valve piston. The valve housing is designed in the form of a nozzle orifice which is a closure member that can be fitted on the mounting opening from below and removed. The valve nozzle forms part of the valve housing. The valve piston is exposed through the mounting opening of the nozzle plate for removal and fitting when the closure member is removed. The valve device is provided with at least one rectilinear fluid duct that connects the supply fluid chamber to the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: J. Zimmer Maschinenbau Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Johann Achrainer
  • Patent number: 7694854
    Abstract: A dispensing unit for a hot melt adhesive system has a manifold centrally located within the dispensing unit to permit commonality between heated hoses of substantially the same length used to supply adhesive guns at either side of the dispensing unit. The dispensing unit also includes a manifold that is thermally isolated from the adhesive tank. The manifold has a heater that is independent of the tank heater for more precise temperature control of adhesive flowing through the manifold. A pump coupled to the manifold is located external to the tank and is heated by the manifold heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Jeter, David F. Andel
  • Publication number: 20100084429
    Abstract: A sealant applying apparatus for dispensing sealant onto a nozzle plate of a print head is provided. The nozzle plate includes a plurality of arrays of nozzles. Each array of nozzles of the plurality of arrays of nozzles has a predefined perimetric profile of a nozzle orifice. The sealant applying apparatus includes a barrel and a sealant tip. The barrel is configured to enclose the sealant therein. The sealant tip extends from an end of the barrel and comprises a plurality of sealant outlets. Each sealant outlet is configured to dispense sealant onto an array of nozzles. Further, each sealant outlet is configured such that at least one of a height of each sealant outlet and a perimeter of an exit of each sealant outlet depends upon a predefined perimetric profile of a nozzle orifice of the array of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Karina Anne Krawzyzk, Bart Allan Mansdorf, Stephen Todd Olson
  • Patent number: 7654190
    Abstract: Many kinds of dispensing devices for drinks or similar fluid foodstuffs, especially for coffee and/or milk are already known. Said devices comprise supply means for supplying at least two different hot drinks, filling outlets for dispensing hot drinks into at least one cup and valve means for stopping and releasing drink pipelines between the supply devices and the filling devices. According to the invention, in order to improve hygiene and product quality, the valve means are embodied in such a manner that additional pipelines for supplying and/or discharging flushing agents for cleaning, hot water or steam for preheating or other similar fluids, can be connected to the valve means instead of to the drinks pipelines in order to treat the valve means in the areas through which hot drinks flow. As a result, a rinsing process can be automatically controlled between two dispensing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventor: Hansdieter Greiwe
  • Patent number: 7534063
    Abstract: A glue dispenser (40), for dispensing adhesive in assembling a lens module, includes a dispensing portion (41). The dispensing portion has a top side (411), a bottom side (412) positioned opposite to the top side, and a sidewall (413) connected to the top side and the bottom side. The dispensing portion further includes a main flow passage (415) for transporting adhesive therethrough and a plurality of feed flow passages (416). The main flow passage runs perpendicular from the top side toward the bottom side of the dispensing portion. The feed flow passages communicate with the main flow passage and radially extend to a joint of the side wall and the bottom side. At such a joint, the respective feed flow passages terminate and form a plurality of output ports (417) along an outer circumference of the bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mong-Tung Lin
  • Publication number: 20090101676
    Abstract: A vertical pump-up dispenser has a concave actuator skirt which allows the consumer to identify the actuator platform and minimize interference with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Tami O'Connell, Agnete Enga, John Kiechel, Nasahn Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20080314925
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid dispensing package for a container adapted to contain a liquid that includes a hand operated pump coupled to an actuator, a liquid distribution subsystem in fluid communication with a discharge tube from the pump, wherein depression of the actuator causes liquid to travel through the discharge tube to the actuator top surface. Various liquid distribution pathways from the container to the actuator top surface are utilized. The dispensing package further includes a gravity-flow liquid drain-back subsystem that provides for liquid on the actuator top surface to flow to the container. Various liquid drain-back pathways from the actuator top surface to the container are utilized. The gravity-flow liquid drain-back pathway utilized is distinct from the liquid distribution pathway utilized in the dispensing package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Kennedy, Tami O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20080245823
    Abstract: A dispensing closure for a dispensing container (1) and a dispensing container (1) incorporating such a dispensing closure, wherein the closure has a unitary type of construction. The dispensing closure includes a generally annular metal ring (4) having an outer peripheral edge and a central opening encircled by an inner peripheral edge (6), the ring being attached to the edge of the container body side wall at one end of the container body; and an overmolded polymer layer (16) having an annular outer portion molded over the inward surface of the ring and having a central panel integrally formed with the outer portion so as to cover the central opening in the ring (4), the central panel of the polymer layer (16) defining at least one aperture (7) through which the product in the container body can be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Sonoco For-Plas S/A
    Inventors: Eduardo Martins de Oliveira, Yochiuki Towata
  • Publication number: 20080135581
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy James Kennedy, Tami O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20080128532
    Abstract: A container for a substance to be sprayed, wherein the container comprises a reservoir for the substance, wherein the container is provided with operable spraying means connected to the reservoir for spraying the substance, wherein the spraying means are provided with at least two spaced apart outflow openings which can be brought into fluid communication with the reservoir for spraying the substance in at least two spray beams to surroundings. The invention further relates to a cap, evidently destined for such a container. Additionally, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing such a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Johannes Antonius, G., W. Zigmans
  • Publication number: 20080093390
    Abstract: An exemplary dispenser for glue or another adhesive is provided. The dispenser includes a container, a first nozzle, and a second nozzle. The container is configured for supplying pressurized glue. The first nozzle fluidly communicates with the container and allows pressurized glue to flow out therethrough along a first direction. The second nozzle fluidly communicates with the container and allows pressurized glue to flow out therethrough along a second direction different from the first direction. Further, a dispensing process using such a dispenser in a process of assembling lens module also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAI-CHERNG YU
  • Publication number: 20070290004
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes a dispenser body having a liquid input passage extending inwardly from the top side of the dispenser body, a liquid distribution passage formed inside the dispenser body in communication with the liquid input passage, two liquid output passages each having a first side respectively connected to the liquid distribution passage and a second side provided with a plurality of outlets, and an air output passage in communication with the liquid output passages. A plurality of needle cannulas are respectively fastened to a bottom side of the dispenser body and respectively connected to the outlets of the liquid output passages. When liquid is filled inside the dispenser body, the air initially contained inside the dispenser body will be forced by the liquid to be discharged out of the dispenser body through the air output passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Antera Biotech Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Lung Lee, Chin-Sung Lin, Zhen-Hua Chou
  • Patent number: 7264717
    Abstract: A spring-biased filter assembly for a liquid dispenser is disclosed that permits ready removal of a filter assembly from a filter housing. The filter housing includes a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet, and a liquid passageway therebetween. The filter housing also has an opening in communication with the liquid passageway. The filter assembly comprises a closure element positioned in the opening and releasably coupled to the filter housing through movement between connected and disconnected positions with respect to the filter housing. A filter element is positioned in the liquid passageway and coupled to the closure element. A biasing member is coupled to the closure element and the filter element and biases the closure element into the connected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Gould, Kenneth Jones
  • Patent number: 7261223
    Abstract: A saw blade lubricating apparatus has a barrel with an outlet at one end thereof, a drive cooperative with the barrel for extruding wax outwardly of the outlet of the barrel, a dispenser block connected by a conduit to the barrel and having a wax inlet and a wax outlet, and a valve positioned in or on the dispenser block. The valve is selectively movable between a first position allowing wax flow between the wax inlet and the wax outlet and a second position blocking wax flow between the wax inlet and the wax outlet. A saw blade can be positioned adjacent to the wax outlet of the dispenser block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Robert W. Tilley
  • Patent number: 7004407
    Abstract: A metering system includes a pumping device having one or more cylinders, each cylinder having a piston therein that is moved by an automated drive system to produce uniform or proportional flow to a single spray nozzle or a plurality of nozzles. The cylinders are mounted between a common base and a common metering plate. Movement of the metering plate relative to the base causes the pistons to slide within the cylinders to provide pulse-free fluid pumping. A rinsing cylinder or dual-action cylinder can also be included to provide delivery of a rinsing agent or multiple liquids to one or more of the spray nozzles simultaneously or in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mystic Tan, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6971557
    Abstract: An actuator orifice and an actuator for enhancing or creating a foam from a pressurized material dispenser. The actuator includes a skirt attached to the dispenser and a trigger movably mounted to the skirt. The trigger includes a flow conduit with a socket for receiving a valve stem. The socket exerts pressure on the stem to release contents of the dispenser. The trigger includes a hollow flow diverter located within the chamber. The flow diverter has a side wall and an end wall extending inwardly from the flow diverter side wall. The flow diverter side wall in turn has slots that provide fluid paths between the flow conduit and a surrounding chamber. The chamber side wall has recesses. Each slot laterally directs contents of the dispenser into at least one of the recesses in the chamber side wall when the valve is activated by the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Mather, Edward J. Kunesh, Allen D. Miller