With Biasing Means For Discharge Assistant And/or Its Casing Patents (Class 222/336)
  • Patent number: 10082412
    Abstract: The present application describes a material dosing system. The material dosing system may include a material source and a dosing block. The dosing block may include a first aperture positioned on a first side and a second aperture positioned on a second side. The dosing block further may include a sliding plate positioned between the first side and the second side and having a dosing aperture movable between the first aperture and the second aperture. A coupling may connect the material source and the first aperture of the dosing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Kirschner, Larry J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 9308301
    Abstract: Hydrogel compositions prepared from amine components and glycidyl ether components are provided which are biocompatible and suitable for use in vivo due, in part, to their excellent stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TRIVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Syed H. Askari, Robert G. Whirley
  • Patent number: 8978934
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous fluid stored directly within the body of the dispenser, or within a cartridge inserted within the dispenser in which the viscous fluid is forced through a dispensing aperture by advancing a piston member and where the piston is advanced by turning a first thread member that locates in the female thread of a main body member and where upon completion of such turning resilient means are provided to partly reverse the direction in which the first thread member was turned and so avoid unwanted flow of fluid following completion of such turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Twistub Limited
    Inventor: Simon Levesley
  • Patent number: 8807400
    Abstract: The liquid material discharge device and method discharges a liquid droplet even under a condition where discharge of a small amount of liquid material is required. The apparatus has a liquid chamber having the discharge opening through which the liquid material is discharged, an extrusion member having a plunger and a contact portion, the plunger being thinner than the liquid chamber not to contact a side wall of the liquid chamber and having a forward end portion which advances and retracts within the liquid chamber, and a collision member disposed adjacent to the extrusion member on the side opposite to the plunger and having a piston and a collision portion facing the contact portion. The collision portion collides against the contact portion such that the extrusion member is advanced at a high speed to discharge the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8720746
    Abstract: A power assembly that can obtain duration discharge of product upon a single turn of an actuator sleeve to pressurize product and ready it for dispensing. The assembly includes a piston carried by a piston housing for reciprocation in a cylinder cup having a pump chamber. The actuator sleeve is connected through a clutch disc to a drive screw that is connected to reciprocate the piston housing and piston when the actuator sleeve is rotated. The clutch disc is operative to first disengage the actuator sleeve from the drive screw and then move a stem valve to an open position when an actuator is depressed to dispense product. The power assembly can be used with various energy storage devices such as springs, gases or elastics to exert pressure on product to be dispensed when the actuator is turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: William Sydney Blake
  • Publication number: 20140103074
    Abstract: A sealer gun that discharges a liquid material of a coating agent/a filler from a nozzle on its tip is securely prevented from producing dripping that arises as a liquid material drips from the tip of the nozzle and remains when a discharge of the liquid material is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sato, Kichizo Maeno, Hirota Kudo, Shoji Matsuyama, Junichi Murao, Kazuhiro Ishiyama, Shouichi Odashima, Toru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140084022
    Abstract: An assist assembly incorporated into a dispensing gun supporting an elongated cartridge containing a volume of a flowable material. An internally collapsible seating end of the cartridge is engaged by a rod and forward most plunger of the gun in order to force a flowable material through a forward disposed nozzle of the cartridge. A body contains a compressible spring and is mounted to the plunger so that the body contacts the internally collapsible seating end of the mounted cartridge. Forward advancing of the plunger results in a continuous force application by the spring in order to continuously and evenly dispense through the nozzle the flowable material. A secondary spring is mounted between a forward end of the cartridge from which the nozzle projects and an opposing forward end of the gun for additionally assisting in applying a controlled force discharge of fluid from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: William Paul, Carol Paul
  • Patent number: 8651340
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir for storing a fluid for a handheld device includes a housing and a flexible membrane. The flexible membrane delimits a variable storage volume in the housing. The storage volume may be varied by a defamation of the membrane. The variable storage volume has an output port. The fluid reservoir further includes a forcing member to exert a force on the membrane to pressurize a fluid in the storage volume. The forcing member has a recess for receiving a part of the storage volume. The membrane may be received into the recess of the forcing member during a compression stroke. By virtue thereof, a volume defined by the recess may be effectively used to become part of the storage volume for the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Lelieveld, Gerben Raap, Jan Bennik
  • Patent number: 8622254
    Abstract: A dispenser pump is mounted to an opening of a container to allow a user to dispense a cosmetic product in the container to the outside by a predetermined amount through a pumping operation. The dispenser pump allows a user to dispense contents by a predetermined amount through a cylinder (20) installed in a pump body (10a) by pressing a push button (40), the dispenser pump includes a pump body (10a) mounted to an opening of a container and to which a cylinder (20) is mounted; a cylinder (20) mounted to the pump body (10a); and a resilient member (30) mounted between the cylinder (20) and a working piston rod (26) and does not contact the contents to prevent hardening of the resilient member 30 and deterioration of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130264359
    Abstract: A power assembly that can obtain duration discharge of product upon a single turn of an actuator sleeve to pressurize product and ready it for dispensing. The assembly includes a piston carried by a piston housing for reciprocation in a cylinder cup having a pump chamber. The actuator sleeve is connected through a clutch disc to a drive screw that is connected to reciprocate the piston housing and piston when the actuator sleeve is rotated. The clutch disc is operative to first disengage the actuator sleeve from the drive screw and then move a stem valve to an open position when an actuator is depressed to dispense product. The power assembly can be used with various energy storage devices such as springs, gases or elastics to exert pressure on product to be dispensed when the actuator is turned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: William Sydney Blake
  • Patent number: 8469237
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dosage of powdered material comprises a closed housing containing the powdered material and provided with a laterally displaced outlet for the dosed powdered material. An external manually operated sledge is arranged between the housing and the outlet. The sledge has a through-going pocket for containing the desired dose of the powdered material. When operating the sledge, the through-going pocket is moved from a position in the housing to a position in the outlet so as to effect dispensing of the dose of the powdered material through the action of gravity. The sledge also has an agitator including two posts and a bracket that extends between the posts for agitating the powdered material within the housing. The bracket is slightly arched and the leading edge inclines obliquely downwardly so as to press the powdered material towards the pocket when operating the sledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Claes Thulin
  • Patent number: 8448818
    Abstract: The liquid material discharge device and method discharges a liquid droplet even under a condition where discharge of a small amount of liquid material is required. The apparatus has a liquid chamber having the discharge opening through which the liquid material is discharged, an extrusion member having a plunger and a contact portion, the plunger being thinner than the liquid chamber not to contact a side wall of the liquid chamber and having a forward end portion which advances and retracts within the liquid chamber, and a collision member disposed adjacent to the extrusion member on the side opposite to the plunger and having a piston and a collision portion facing the contact portion. The collision portion collides against the contact portion such that the extrusion member is advanced at a high speed to discharge the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Publication number: 20120273519
    Abstract: A sterile lubricant dispenser for dispensing calibrated amount of a sterile lubricant having a viscosity greater than that of 150 P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Janie Marshall
  • Patent number: 8245881
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising a dispensing mechanism, a housing and a container having an interior. The container is removably coupled to the housing for dispensing fluid from the container by the dispensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Publication number: 20110303702
    Abstract: A spray head assembly includes a push member, a piston rod, a spring, a seal member, a link, a movable member, a cylinder and a resilient valve. The link includes multiple axial slots defined in an outer surface thereof so that no surplus and rough material is left during manufacturing. The spiral valve effectively responses the operation of the spray assembly to seal or open the path in the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Publication number: 20110297700
    Abstract: The present invention is a unit (1, Ia) for dispensing fluids (L) suited to be applied to a container, and comprises: a hollow body (2) defining a suction/compression chamber (3) for a fluid (L), provided with a suction duct (4) for the fluid (L), to which a piston (5) is slidingly coupled, wherein said piston (5) can be moved from a first lower position to a second upper position; valve means (19) suited to regulate the flow of the fluid (L) from the suction duct (4) into the suction/compression chamber (3) and to regulate its outflow towards a communication duct (Ha) in hydraulic communication with an outlet duct (1 ib) of the device; locking means (16) that can be activated by the user to lock the piston (5) in one of the lower and upper positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 7971751
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for dispensing material from a container. Devices can include driving means for providing one or more forces, and actuator means for activating the driving means whereby the driving means causes material to be dispensed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Trivascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery C. Argentine
  • Publication number: 20100170919
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for dispensing material from a container. Devices can include driving means for providing one or more forces, and actuator means for activating the driving means whereby the driving means causes material to be dispensed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: TRIVASCULAR2, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffery C. Argentine
  • Patent number: 7735754
    Abstract: A flat pump for producing liquid spray or for producing an atomized liquid stream may have a thickness of 6 millimeters or less. The flat pump may include an internal reservoir (3), a valve (19), a valve conduit (45) and a vortex chamber (49) wherein fluid from the reservoir may be pumped through the valve, along the valve conduit, and into the vortex chamber. An atomized liquid stream, spray, or mist formed in the vortex chamber may be expelled from the flat pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Marelli, Oscar Faneca Llesera, Victor Ribera Turro
  • Patent number: 7708163
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for dispensing material from a container. Devices can include driving arrangement for providing one or more forces, and actuator for activating the driving arrangement whereby the driving arrangement causes material to be dispensed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Trivascular2, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery C. Argentine
  • Publication number: 20090302061
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising a dispensing mechanism, a housing and a container having an interior. The container is removably coupled to the housing for dispensing fluid from the container by the dispensing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 7618360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a base insert device for crossed base valve bags for the formation of crossed bases in paper bags, by means of folding devices which introduce folds at the ends of the tubular sections from which the bags are produced, with one or more gluing stations, which apply glue to the regions of the folds for gluing and/or the sheets (5) provided for gluing to the base, in the gluing stations and at least one pressing station in which the folded bases and the sheets (5) are brought into contact and glued. The novelty of the present patent application is that at least one gluing station for the sheets and/or bases is provided, comprising glue outlet openings (22) which may be selectively supplied with glue, whereby the selection of the glue outlet openings (22) defines the format of the glue application (6, 7, 8, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventors: Marco Daher, Uwe Koehn, Andreas Lamkemeyer
  • Publication number: 20090132094
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present, invention provide a system and method for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for determining a home position to reduce hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Publication number: 20080210711
    Abstract: A dispenser for liquid to paste-like masses has a dispensing opening, a supply chamber, and a piston disposed in the supply chamber, which moves in the direction of the dispensing opening with a decreasing supply. A spring acts on the piston, in the movement direction of the piston. The mass therefore constantly stands under the pressure that is exerted on the piston by means of the spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Martin Riesle
  • Patent number: 6969015
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a dispensing nozzle for dispensing a sauce containing particulates which is configured to reduce clogging of the nozzle by the particulates. In one embodiment, a dispensing nozzle comprises a nozzle body having a nozzle cavity with a nozzle inlet and a nozzle outlet. The nozzle inlet has a bore-shape cross section. The nozzle outlet is longitudinal in shape with a length substantially larger than a width. The nozzle cavity extends from the nozzle inlet to the nozzle outlet in a flow direction and has a cross-sectional area which is substantially constant extending from the nozzle inlet along the flow direction to the nozzle outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls Inc.
    Inventor: Juha Salmela
  • Patent number: 6948639
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing of a cosmetic product which includes a container to hold the product, with the container being delineated by a body. A movable element moves relative to the container body and is capable, in response to an action exerted manually on a surface of an actuating element, of moving from a first position to a second position. The movable element incorporates a first lip intended to engage with an inner wall of the body, during at least part of its movement, thereby isolating a dose of product inside the container in a manner to cause its expulsion through at least one dispensing aperture. The movable element also includes an upper lip capable of being applied in a leaktight manner against the inner wall during at least part of its movement from the first position to the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Nicolas Albisetti, Mathilde Winckels, Daniel Crosnier
  • Patent number: 6932246
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging and dispensing a product, especially a cosmetic product. The assembly includes a container containing the product and delimited by a body, one end of which is closed by a bottom. A movable component is movable relative to the body of the container and is capable, in response to an action exerted manually on a surface of an actuation component, of passing from a first position in which the volume delimited between the movable component and the bottom of the container is a maximum, to a second position in which the volume is a minimum, so as to pressurize the product contained in the volume and deliver the product through at least one dispensing orifice. When the movable component returns from the second position towards the first, air passes into the volume through at least one passage formed between the movable component and an internal surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Daniel Crosnier, Florent Duqueroie, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 6811061
    Abstract: A device for storing, measuring and dispensing granular and powder material has a container for accommodating a material, a dispensing unit with a casing having a filling opening and a dispensing opening and a slight movable in the casing between the filling position in which a slight compartment can side with the filling opening for pouring the material from the container into the slide, a spring, and a spring moving the slide from the filling position to a dispensing position in which the dispensing opening coincides with the filling opening of the casing and a spring arranged so that the slide can be moved from the filling position to the dispensing position by a user with overcoming a spring force, while the spring moves the slide from dispersing position to the stirring position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Yuri Tuvim
  • Patent number: 6789707
    Abstract: A container for storing and dispensing carbonated beverages, including a housing having a sculpted base surface, a storage bladder, a dispensing valve, compression means within the housing to apply a continuous force to a piston between the compression means and the bladder, the piston having a shape complementary to the sculpted surface, guide means biasing the piston when pushed by the compression means against the bladder, whereby, as liquid is drawn from the bladder via the valve the liquid is exhausted by the piston mating with the first sculpted surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Perna Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Wright
  • Patent number: 6749091
    Abstract: A single dosage dispenser for delivering chemical reagent to a test sample includes a body having an inlet and opposing outlet. The inlet is threadably and communicably engaged with a container holding a chemical reagent. The outlet includes a plurality of stepped receptacles for communicably receiving respective sizes of test sample holders. A spring actuated plunger is slidably mounted within the dispenser body between the inlet and the outlet. The plunger includes a reagent accommodating compartment. The spring urges the plunger into a first state wherein the plunger is communicably connected to the inlet for receiving a single dosage of reagent from the container. The user presses the plunger to drive the plunger within the dispenser body so that the compartment is communicably connected to the outlet. As a result, the reagent in the compartment is dispensed through the outlet into the test sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: H. F. Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Rowan T. Connelly, Alvin L. Waltman
  • Patent number: 6685673
    Abstract: The invention relates to a continuous liquid infusion device which can be easily prepared for operation with small force, and can infuse liquid at constant infusion rate and amount over a long time. It comprises a liquid syringe section and a driving pump section mounted on the liquid syringe section, wherein sliding the pressing arm of the driving pump section upward leads to axially slides the piston in the negative pressure chamber to produce a negative pressure therein; and using returning force of the piston under the negative pressure, the liquid pushout plunger barrel is biased toward the upper edge of a pressing member through a locking member engaged with the piston so as to push out liquid in the liquid syringe from the liquid infusion port. Further, only the liquid syringe is disposable while the vacuum pump barrel on the driving side is good for repeated use (reusable).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Orchis Company Limited
    Inventors: Susumu Minezaki, Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20030209567
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging and dispensing a product, especially a cosmetic product. The assembly includes a container containing the product and delimited by a body, one end of which is closed by a bottom. A movable component is movable relative to the body of the container and is capable, in response to an action exerted manually on a surface of an actuation component, of passing from a first position in which the volume delimited between the movable component and the bottom of the container is a maximum, to a second position in which the volume is a minimum, so as to pressurize the product contained in the volume and deliver the product through at least one dispensing orifice. When the movable component returns from the second position towards the first, air passes into the volume through at least one passage formed between the movable component and an internal surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Daniel Crosnier, Florent Duqueroie, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 6619513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pump for fitting to a receptacle, the pump comprising a pump body and a moving assembly movable relative to the body, having a piston that bears in leakproof manner against the body and that co-operates therewith to define a pump chamber of variable volume. The pump also has, outside the pump chamber, an elastically deformable membrane arranged to return the moving assembly into its initial position after delivering a quantity of substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Gilles Baudin
  • Patent number: 6585136
    Abstract: A paste dispenser includes a housing which has two angularly spaced vanes which rotate about an axis. The two vanes and a contoured surface form a paste-receiving chamber. Paste is forced into the dispenser under pressure from a paste container such as a toothpaste tube. The paste fills the paste-receiving chamber, and continued pressure causes the contents of the paste-receiving chamber to be deposited at an opening where it can be claimed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel A. Stern
  • Patent number: 6520385
    Abstract: A pump comprising a support-forming assembly for securing to a receptacle containing a substance to be dispensed, a moving member co-operating with the support-forming assembly to define a pump chamber of variable volume, and an elastically deformable diaphragm secured to one of the support-forming assembly and the moving member, the diaphragm being arranged so as to deform elastically when the moving member is displaced relative to the support, the pump further comprising a suction valve-forming element arranged to oppose any return of substance towards the receptacle while the volume of the pump chamber is decreasing, and a delivery valve-forming element arranged to oppose any entry of air into the receptacle while the volume of the pump chamber is increasing. The delivery valve-forming element is made by means of a shutter-forming element that is separate from the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Philippe Bonningue, Alain Behar
  • Patent number: 6471098
    Abstract: The invention is related to the structure of an adhesive dispenser that is composed of an outer tube with a push rod and a handle. The apparatus uses a certain number of elastic elements to make relative displacement between push rod and outer tube, while it uses the locking end of the push rod and cotter groove to perform functions like locating, acceleration and stepwise movement, which makes easy operation for the users. Moreover, in the apparatus the outer tube can be equipped with an inner tube. So the spacing between inner tube and outer tube provides a mechanism that the sealant and adhesive filled in-between the inner and outer tube will flow out and mix under the motion of the push rod. This mechanism will not only facilitate sealing, adhesion and hardening prevention, but will also provide reusability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Shi-Lin Shiau
  • Patent number: 6450371
    Abstract: The present invention achieves the above objects, among others, by providing, in a preferred embodiment, a hand-operated device for measuring, dispensing and storing of powder and granular materials, having filling and discharging/storing positions, comprising: a container wherein the material is stored and a measuring and dispensing unit attached to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Yury Sherman, Ilya Eskin
  • Patent number: 6419122
    Abstract: Apparatus (2), for dispensing a chemical, including an aerosol container (10), which contains the chemical, the aerosol container provided with magnetic material, a solenoid (12) which extends around the aerosol container (10), and a control switch (16) and timer (18) to control actuation of the solenoid (12). The actuation of the solenoid (12) causes the aerosol container (10) to behave as the solenoid core and the aerosol container (10) moves from a non-dispensing position to a dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Peter Arthur Charles Chown
  • Patent number: 6390338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pump for fitting to a receptacle, the pump comprising a pump body and a moving assembly movable relative to the body, having a piston that bears in leakproof manner against the body and that co-operates therewith to define a pump chamber of variable volume. The pump also has, outside the pump chamber, an elastically deformable membrane arranged to return the moving assembly into its initial position after delivering a quantity of substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: L′Oreal
    Inventor: Gilles Baudin
  • Publication number: 20010054623
    Abstract: A pump comprising a support-forming assembly for securing to a receptacle containing a substance to be dispensed, a moving member co-operating with the support-forming assembly to define a pump chamber of variable volume, and an elastically deformable diaphragm secured to one of the support-forming assembly and the moving member, the diaphragm being arranged so as to deform elastically when the moving member is displaced relative to the support, the pump further comprising a suction valve-forming element arranged to oppose any return of substance towards the receptacle while the volume of the pump chamber is decreasing, and a delivery valve-forming element arranged to oppose any entry of air into the receptacle while the volume of the pump chamber is increasing. The delivery valve-forming element is made by means of a shutter-forming element that is separate from the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Philippe Bonningue, Alain Behar
  • Publication number: 20010054626
    Abstract: A pushbutton for actuating a dispenser member, the dispenser member having a moving element that is movable between two positions, the pushbutton having a base, a head defining both a bearing surface for a user and a dispensing orifice, and an elastically-deformable portion interconnecting the base and the head, the head being suitable for being secured to the moving element. The elastically-deformable portion is arranged so as to deform in the sense of rolling onto itself when the head is depressed and is suitable for returning the moving element into an initial position by resilient return.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Alain Bethune, Guilhem Rousselet
  • Patent number: 6279784
    Abstract: A trigger activated pump sprayer to be attached to a fluid filled container so that fluid from the container can be delivered to and sprayed from a nozzle. A one piece combination dual action spring and fluid chamber is housed within a shroud. The combination is manufactured from a resilient rubber material having a spring-like memory and including an expandible spring section integrally connected to and axially aligned with a collapsible fluid chamber section. A trigger that is adapted to rotated within the shroud is coupled to the combination between the expandible spring and collapsible fluid chamber sections thereof. When the trigger is manipulated (i.e. rotated) by a user during a dispensing cycle, the expandable spring section is stretched and the collapsible fluid chamber section is compressed to increase the pressure within the fluid chamber section whereby to break a seal and open a fluid path between the fluid chamber section and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Richard K. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 6250505
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is provided including (a) a flexible receptacle, having a closed end and an opposed open end, being movable from a collapsed condition to an elongate condition, and having an outer surface defining a helical thread, and (b) a helical spring in threaded engagement with the helical thread to axially compress the receptacle. Fluid introduced into said receptacle moves the receptacle from its collapsed condition to its elongate condition, producing tension in the spring, the tension being effective to move the receptacle from its elongate condition to its collapsed condition to force fluid from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Robert G. Petit
  • Patent number: 6207052
    Abstract: Currently microfiltration devices use hydrophillic membranes to sterilize liquids. Air locks may develop on the upstream side of the filter membrane within these apparatus. The present invention provides a method and apparatus for removing an air lock from the upstream side of a microfilter in a device for dispensing a sterile liquid from a storage container by forcing the liquid through a microfilter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Garth T. Webb
  • Patent number: 6109479
    Abstract: A device for dispensing liquid medicaments in a spray form includes a container for liquid to be dispensed, an outlet nozzle which breaks up a flow of liquid under pressure into a spray, a piston for forcing liquid out of the container under pressure and through the nozzle, and a drive for moving the piston a predetermined distance to dispense a predetermined quantity of liquid from the container. A cap fits over the outlet nozzle when the device is not in use, and interengaging elements are provided on the cap and the drive to allow rotation of the drive by the cap during use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Bespak plc
    Inventor: Thomas W Ruckdeschel
  • Patent number: 6105830
    Abstract: In a pump mechanism attached to a container to fill a liquid and eject the liquid from the container, the pump mechanism includes: a cylinder having a liquid introduction port; a piston which is displaceable in the cylinder; an ejection guide path for the liquid, the path being communicated with the space in the cylinder, the liquid stored in the cylinder being ejected via the ejection guide path by a pushing force which causes the piston to be displaced from the original position to a displaced position; and a recovery device for restoring the piston from the displaced position to the original position by a gas pressure and storing the liquid in the cylinder when the pushing force is released. The pushing force causes the space in the piston to enter a substantially vacuum state, and the gas pressure is generated by a pressure difference between the internal pressure of the space and atmospheric pressure acting via the liquid on the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Inagawa
  • Patent number: 6019899
    Abstract: Currently microfiltration devices use hydrophillic membranes to sterilize liquids. Air locks may develop on the upstream side of the filter membrane within these apparatus. The present invention provides a method and apparatus for removing an air lock from the upstream side of a microfilter in a device for dispensing a sterile liquid from a storage container by forcing the liquid through a microfilter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Garth T. Webb
    Inventor: Garth T. Webb
  • Patent number: 5924603
    Abstract: An all plastic pump for liquids has an elastic bellows in the shape of a spiral incorporates an integral spring. The turns of the bellows are arranged with contracted areas of the spiral formed with a protruding stiffening rib and sidewalls having a convex outwardly projection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Taplast SPA
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: RE37047
    Abstract: A cartridge for actuating a piston-like or accordion-like dispenser-vial for applying medicament to an eye. The cartridge includes a housing for holding the dispenser-vial and a telescoping cylinder for compressing the dispenser-vial in the longitudinal direction to actuate the vial. The cartridge includes a locking mechanism for locking the telescoping cylinder to restrict its movement and a trigger mechanism for releasing the cylinder from the locked position so that a drop is released from the dispenser. The housing includes a finger for engaging the lower eyelid and exposing the conjunctival cul de sac.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel Py