Valve Outlet Patents (Class 222/380)
  • Patent number: 10391515
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include an applicator member and a pump. The applicator member may include an applicator surface substantially matching a surface of a pipe or fitting. The pump may cause a fluid to flow via one or more channels onto the applicator surface. When the pipe or fitting is positioned within or around the applicator surface the pump causes the fluid to flow between the applicator surface and the surface of the pipe or fitting applying the fluid to the surface of the pipe or fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Norman Kerlin
  • Patent number: 10327531
    Abstract: Various examples related to a cosmetics container are disclosed. According to one example, the cosmetics container can comprise: an outer container part; an inner container part coupled in the outer container part and containing cosmetics therein; first and second moving parts provided at the upper and lower parts of the inner container part and moving the cosmetics by pressure; a side button part provided on the side surface of the outer container part; and a side pumping part mounted on the side surface of the inner container part, connected to the first and second moving parts, and providing pressure and moving the cosmetics from the first moving part to the second moving part by the pressure, whenever the side button part is pressed to reciprocate left and right. Additionally, other various examples are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMWHA PLASTIC IND.CO.
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Cho, Kyung-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 10155243
    Abstract: Dispensing device for a fluid and method for dispensing fluid from dispensing device. Dispensing device includes a fluid channel; a chamber arrangement including at least one sealing element; a dispensing opening; a valve element configured to be movably disposed within the chamber arrangement and to interact with the dispensing opening; and at least one sealing element, arranged within the chamber arrangement, that is configured to create a seal against the valve element during a first predetermined stroke of the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AERO PUMP GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Mersmann
  • Patent number: 10136756
    Abstract: A heating unit for a beverage preparation machine. The machine includes a pump for circulating a beverage preparation fluid through the machine from a fluid source to the heating unit. The heating unit is suitable for heating the fluid and includes a housing which defines a fluid heating chamber. A heating element is located inside the housing and is adapted to heat the fluid. The heating unit further includes a pre-heating tube for conveying the fluid from the pump. The pre-heating tube includes a tube inlet and a tube outlet. The tube outlet connects with the heating chamber. The pre-heating tube is located at least partly within the housing such that the heating element will at least partially heat the fluid in the pre-heating tube before the pre-heated fluid is released into the heating chamber through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Gerhard Pirker, Michael Ayoub
  • Patent number: 9808819
    Abstract: A trigger type sprayer capable of easily performing air vent in a space between a second valve and a first valve, and preventing leakage of liquid in use is provided. The present invention includes a body 11 having a first flow channel 11a through which liquid can flow, a second flow channel 11d communicating with the first flow channel 11a, and a cylindrical cylinder chamber 11b communicating with the second flow channel 11d; a hollow piston 13 slidably incorporated into the cylinder chamber 11b, having a valve seat 13b and a hollow portion 13d of a second valve 14, and sliding back and forth according to operation of a trigger 12; the second valve 14 incorporated into the hollow portion 13d of the hollow piston 13 and positioned at a downstream side; and a first valve 15 incorporated into the cylinder chamber 11b and positioned at an upstream side, wherein the first valve 15 is pressed by the second valve 14 so that the first valve 15 is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tada, Tomichika Furutani
  • Patent number: 9630768
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing head for a system for dispensing a product, said head comprising a body which has a well for mounting said head on a tube for the pressurized supply of the product and a recess which is in communication with said well, said recess being provided with an abutment, around which a nozzle is mounted so as to form, at the interface thereof, a path for dispensing the product between said recess and a passage for discharging said product, said head comprising a sheath which is attached around the periphery of the abutment in order to define at least one part of the dispensing path, said sheath being capable of ensuring microbiocidal action on the product contained in said dispensing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Albea Le Treport
    Inventor: Richard Bloc
  • Patent number: 9441618
    Abstract: Food dispenser for free-flowing food has a piston movable in a reciprocal manner in a cylinder by a drive and having a valve (2) having a valve body (5) which is rotatable about a rotational axis (7) between a first and a second switching position. In the first switching position, a first channel (14) of valve body (5) connects a suction opening (11) and a working opening of piston (12), such that a working stroke of the piston suctions food through suction opening (11) and working opening (12) into an intermediate space. In the second switching position, a second channel (15) of valve body (5) connects working opening (12) and a dispensing opening (13) such that a second working stroke of the piston conveys food from the cylinder through working opening (12) and dispensing opening (13). The suction opening (11), working opening (12) and dispensing opening (13) are offset, spaced from one another along rotational axis (7) of the valve body (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: UNIFILLER SYSTEMS UK LTD
    Inventors: Benno Bucher, Kuno Kurschner
  • Patent number: 9409194
    Abstract: A trigger-operated dispensing device for a liquid comprising a tang (12) applied to the exit duct, a nozzle (30) applied to a tang, an insert (60) applied to the nozzle (30), axially bound and rotatable around the dispensing axis (X), provided with two openings (62, 64) for dispensing the liquid as a spray or as a foam. The insert (60) comprises an obturator (68), shaped to close/open the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 9149830
    Abstract: A liquid replenishment system includes a dispensing vessel for holding a supply of a liquid that has an outer can and corresponding lid conjoinable to the outer can in an air-tight manner. The dispensing vessel is improved by the provision of a separate self-supporting secondary inner container removably receivable within the outer can. The container is fabricated of a material that is non-reactive with a liquid composition containing an organic semiconductor material, such as a polytetrafluoroethylene material or stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Reid John Chesterfield, Matthew Stainer, James Daniel Tremel, Nugent Truong
  • Patent number: 9126702
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for transferring and filling a viscous material from a container into a syringe while preventing the ingress of gas into the viscous material during the process of filling the syringe with the viscous material, but without requiring a housing for holding both the container and the syringe in an air-tight manner. The method includes inserting a plunger into the container that holds the viscous material and inserting a first plug, which permits gas flow in one direction, into the syringe. Then, the container is coupled to the syringe, a rod is inserted into the syringe such that the rod engages with the first plug, and the plunger is pushed within the container, thereby extruding the viscous material from the container. As a result, the extruded viscous material is transferred into the syringe and the syringe is filled with the viscous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: KAGA WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Mizoguchi, Hitoshi Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 9038863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle structure of a dispenser pump button. According to the present invention, the nozzle structure of the dispenser pump button is designed in such a way that an outer nozzle with a discharge hole forwardly moves by the pressure of the content, and the content is discharged through the discharge hole distanced from an inner nozzle, thereby preventing the deformation of the nozzle. Therefore, the inflow of air into a cosmetic container is blocked, and thus the deterioration of the content can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: YONWOO CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Seo-Hui Jung
  • Publication number: 20150136811
    Abstract: System for dispensing a liquid or pasty product comprising at least one nozzle (6) with a dispensing chamber (85) and at least one ejection duct (91) extending substantially along the axis (60) of the nozzle and in communication with this chamber, and at least one feed duct (7) connected to a metering device and in communication with the dispensing chamber (85) of said at least one nozzle (6), wherein the angle ? between the axis (60) of the nozzle and that (70) of the feed duct (7), measured in the clockwise direction, is strictly smaller than 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sebastien BOSC, Paul LE ROI
  • Patent number: 9033189
    Abstract: A sealer gun that discharges a liquid of a coating agent or filler from a nozzle on its tip is securely prevented from producing dripping that arises as a liquid drips from the nozzle tip and remains when the liquid discharge stops. A pump including a cylinder and a freely movable piston fitting therein is assembled onto a discharge cylinder of the sealer gun, an operation rod interlocked with the pump piston and a grip are interlocked via an interlock mechanism to perform pump operation of suction-discharge by movement of the piston caused by pivoting of the grip, and a suction-discharge aperture of the pump is positioned in an internal space of the nozzle, and configured so that when the liquid discharge sops by releasing the grip, a negative or positive pressure is introduced into the nozzle because of the pump operation caused by resilient pivoting of the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC., MTEX MATSUMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sato, Kichizo Maeno, Hirota Kudo, Shoji Matsuyama, Junichi Murao, Kazuhiro Ishiyama, Shouichi Odashima, Toru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150108174
    Abstract: A dispenser has a housing, and a variable-volume storage chamber formed within the housing and defining a substantially fluid-tight seal between the chamber and exterior of the housing for storing a substance to be dispensed. A piston is mounted within the housing, and a one-way valve is mounted within the housing and coupled in fluid communication with the variable-volume storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 9004322
    Abstract: A hand held spray bottle for use in the downward application of a liquid onto a horizontal surface. The spray bottle generally comprises a liquid spray device and a liquid storage bottle with an open threaded top to which the spray device is attached. The liquid spray device contains an internal pump assembly, trigger, and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Christian Graham
  • Publication number: 20150071802
    Abstract: A device for dosing a fill product into a container is described. The device includes a dosing unit with a dosing cylinder, a dosing piston displaceably disposed in the dosing cylinder between an upper center and a lower center of the dosing cylinder, and an intake valve with a valve seat for sucking the fill product from a rotatable product reservoir. The valve seat is disposed above a level formed by a base of the dosing piston at the lower center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Goldbrunner, Florian Engelsberger, Manfred Faltermeier, Stefan Koller, Thomas Schuhbeck
  • Publication number: 20150048121
    Abstract: An outlet valve assembly for fluid dispenser includes an outlet nipple having a proximal end for fluidically coupling to a pump and a distal end and defining a flow conduit. An outlet nozzle comprises a sleeve and an inward annular protrusion cooperating to define a counterbore coaxially receiving at least a portion of the outlet nipple. A resilient valve member within the counterbore includes a valve head portion and a peripheral valve portion around the valve head portion. The peripheral valve portion is retained between the annular protrusion and the distal end. A vent-resisting member integrally formed within the conduit includes a perforated baffle adjacent a first side, upstream of the valve head portion. The baffle is positioned close to the first side of the valve head portion to resist inward opening of the orifice during operation to prevent inward venting of ambient air during a dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Warren S. Daansen
  • Publication number: 20150048120
    Abstract: The present invention provides a discharge mechanism has a drive unit that moves a rod reciprocally, and a discharge unit including a liquid chamber allowing the rod to pass therein and a valve seat communicated with a nozzle, the nozzle discharging a liquid mixed with solid particles with an operation of moving the valve seat and a tip of the rod relatively away from each other. The discharge unit includes an inflow path through which the liquid mixed with the solid particles flows into the liquid chamber, and an outflow path through which the liquid mixed with the solid particles in the liquid chamber flows out. The inflow path and the outflow path are connected in a V-shape, the liquid chamber is disposed in a valley portion of the V-shape, and the valve seat is disposed at a lower end of the V-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8944291
    Abstract: A dosing unit includes a piston movable along a first axis in a cavity of a casing, provided with an inlet and with an outlet for a product to be dosed, and in a further cavity of the casing, connected to and substantially coaxial with the cavity and provided with a further outlet for cleaning and/or sterilizing fluids. The casing includes an internal tubular element in which the cavity is made and a covering element that externally envelops the internal tubular element and extends from an end of the internal tubular element in such a way as to form the further cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: IMA Life, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luca Sassatelli, Claudio Trebbi
  • Publication number: 20150014350
    Abstract: A pressurizable fluid container apparatus, system and method of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Lunatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Rhea, Eric Young
  • Patent number: 8919614
    Abstract: A dispenser has a housing, and a variable-volume storage chamber formed within the housing and defining a substantially fluid-tight seal between the chamber and exterior of the housing for storing a substance to be dispensed. A piston is mounted within the housing, and a one-way valve is mounted within the housing and coupled in fluid communication with the variable-volume storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: MedInstill Development LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 8915404
    Abstract: A dosing apparatus includes a dosing unit having a piston movable along a first axis in a cavity of a casing and a joint for removably connecting a first end portion of the piston t to a movement mechanism arranged for moving the piston. The first end portion includes a seat that is suitable for receiving a clutch portion of the joint, that is connectable in and detachable from the seat along a coupling direction that is almost parallel to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: IMA Life S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alessandro Farne′, Mauro Maccagnani, Luca Sassatelli
  • Patent number: 8915405
    Abstract: A dosing apparatus includes a dosing unit provided with a casing for supporting or containing a dosing device and a support device that are associated in particular with a filling machine, for supporting and locking the dosing unit in a mounting configuration. The apparatus further includes a coupling device associated with a casing and slidingly insertable into or disconnectable from a guide of the support device along a first direction. The support device further includes a fixing device for reversibly locking the coupling device to the guide in the mounting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: IMA Life S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Sassatelli, Claudio Trebbi
  • Publication number: 20140367420
    Abstract: Dispensers, refill units and pumps are disclosed herein. An exemplary refill unit for dispensers includes a container with a cap secured thereto. A piston shaft having a piston is located through an aperture in the cap. A pump chamber is located within the neck of the container. The piston is movable at least partially within the pump chamber. When the piston is located in the neck of the container, the piston creates a seal with the neck. The piston is movable within the container between a first position creating a seal with the neck of the container and a second position wherein the seal with the container is broken to allow liquid to flow into the pump chamber. The pump chamber includes an outlet. Movement of the piston in a first direction compresses the pump chamber and movement of the piston in a second direction expands the pump chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nick Ciavarella, Jon Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20140346196
    Abstract: A nozzle opening/shutting device of an airless type cosmetics vessel, in which a nozzle actuation button is installed between a nozzle housing and a stem, and a cam guide actuation unit is provided such that the cam guide actuation unit can guide a guide groove of a plunger upward and downward and can move the plunger forward and backward in a nozzle pipe by a cam operation, thereby opening and shutting the nozzle. This invention can move the plunger by a cam mechanism instead of a conventional spring mechanism, thereby preventing a misoperation and realizing a precise nozzle opening/shutting operation. The plunger is inserted in the nozzle such that a plunger end protrudes outside the nozzle and comes into close surface contact with the inlet of the nozzle, thereby preventing air introduction into the nozzle and preventing oxidation of the contents, and maintaining the quality of the contents constantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Sam BYEON
  • Patent number: 8881957
    Abstract: A relief valve (60) for a liquid container, the valve comprising a substantially conical body (50) extending into the container, and tapering inwardly away from an external wall of the container, at least one air inlet passage (62) through the substantially conical body; and a flexible diaphragm (53) extending over the conical body, being attached at its outer periphery around the substantially conical body and having a central opening surrounding the substantially conical body above the air inlet passage so as to seal the air inlet passage until the pressure within the container falls below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Xianzhi Zhou, Dong Xiao You
  • Publication number: 20140319180
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of foam pumps, refill units and dispenser systems are disclosed herein. Some embodiments have a foam pump that includes a valve cavity housing with a liquid inlet. A unitary valve body is located within the valve cavity housing. The unitary valve body includes a liquid inlet wiper valve, a liquid outlet wiper valve, a hollow interior portion, an opening through the valve body into the hollow interior portion, and an outlet opening. The foam pump also includes a pump chamber and a pump chamber opening through the valve cavity. The pump chamber opening is located between the liquid inlet wiper valve and the liquid outlet wiper valve. An air inlet into the valve cavity housing is also included. The valve cavity includes a mixing chamber. A mix media and foam outlet are included. The foam pump may be connected to a container to form a refill unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Quinlan, John J. McNulty
  • Patent number: 8870032
    Abstract: A hand-held dispenser for dry granular materials consists of a reservoir for the material, a removable telescoping rigid tube assembly, and a flexible valve assembly at the bottom of the tube assembly which allows passage of material when the inner tube is pushed into the outer tube. The reservoir includes a handle which allows the apparatus to be hand-held with the valve assembly end pointed downward. The inner tube is rigidly attached to the removable reservoir and can be pumped up and down to a pair of stops to dispense a measured amount of material at the bottom end of the telescoping tubes. The flexible valve can be constructed of a rubber sheet with radial fingers or spring loaded closure which will flex open to dispense material when the inner tube is pushed downward, but will not allow material to flow by gravity alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: William James Steingrandt, John Brantley Dill
  • Publication number: 20140312072
    Abstract: The invention relates to dispensers for fluid products, particularly oral dosing of medicines. The dispenser is a pump dispenser and has a separate nozzle attachment. The nozzle and dispenser may be uncoupled in a holding position or coupled position. A child resistance feature is disclosed which prevents unauthorised coupling of the dispenser and nozzle, thereby preventing unauthorised dispensing of product. The child resistance feature only allows coupling of the dispenser and nozzle when a coupling control element is triggered and then maintains this coupling with additional features. A protective cover for the dispenser is also disclosed, which covers the nozzle attachment and pump plunger button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, Joseph Stanley Brunton, David John Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20140305971
    Abstract: A dispenser for delivering liquid to pasty masses has a pump unit, which has a restoring spring (25), and a discharge part (15) which forms a discharge tube (16), wherein the discharge tube (16) has a dispensing opening (17) which opens laterally to a dispenser longitudinal axis (A) extending in the pump direction, wherein furthermore a closure part (18) can be moved between a closed position and an open position in the discharge tube (16) in order to close the dispensing opening (17). An additional opening (20) is formed further up in the discharge part (15), which opening opens in the direction of the longitudinal axis (A) and is closed by a latching part (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: RPC BRAMLAGE GMBH
    Inventor: Sabine Goettke
  • Publication number: 20140231463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty substances, with a pumping chamber and a dispensing tube (5), wherein, in order to close the dispensing tube (5), a closure part is moveable in the dispensing tube (5) between a closed position and a release position, and the dispenser has a dispenser part which is moveable in relation to a fixed dispenser part (2) during a pumping actuation. In order to design a dispensing tube which is moveable with respect to a fixed dispenser part during actuation of the dispenser in such a manner that continued advantageous actuation is possible along with advantageous production, it is proposed that the dispensing tube (5) is connected to the fixed dispenser part (2) via a predetermined breaking point (15). The invention also relates to a method for producing a dispenser by plastics injection molding, with a dispensing tube which is moveable relative to a fixed dispenser part during actuation of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: RPC BRAMLAGE GMBH
    Inventor: Sabine Goettke
  • Publication number: 20140224841
    Abstract: Liquid dispensers with a housing, a reservoir for receiving liquid prior to discharge, a discharge opening, and a conveyor device for conveying liquid from the reservoir to the discharge opening. The conveyor device includes a metering chamber with a cylindrical wall, and a piston adapted to the cylindrical wall to allow a sliding movement thereon. The metering chamber and the piston are displaced relative to each other between starting and end positions. An outlet side of the metering chamber is adjoined by an outlet chamber, and an inlet side of the metering chamber is adjoined by an inlet chamber. The piston is arranged in the inlet chamber when in the starting position and in the outlet chamber when in the end position. During the transition from the starting position to the end position, the liquid in the metering chamber is pressurized for discharge through the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Judith Auerbach, Juergen Greiner-Perth
  • Publication number: 20140224842
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device (1) is for dispensing a liquid comprises a container (C) and a dispenser head (20). The head includes a frame (22) having a pressure chamber (24) and a secondary liquid aspiration duct (50), and an auxiliary body (2) attached to the frame (22). The auxiliary body is provided with a primary liquid aspiration duct (8) and an air aspiration chamber (4b). Between the frame (22) and the auxiliary body (2) a merger compartment (64) is formed and the air aspiration chamber (4b) surrounds the merger compartment (64) so as to seal it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8783524
    Abstract: A valve device for a pasty food product volumetric metering apparatus, and to a volumetric metering apparatus. Both apparatuses have a valve body (1) with a cavity (2) having a first radial opening (3) connected to an inlet conduit (6), a second axial opening (4) connected to a metering chamber (7), and a third radial opening (5) connected to an outlet conduit (8), a plug (9) rotatably arranged inside said cavity (2), and a driver (10, 11) for moving the plug (9) between first and second positions. The plug (9) has an outer surface (12) and an oblique surface (13). In the first position, the oblique surface (13) faces the first and second openings (3, 4) and the outer surface (12) shuts the third opening (5), and in the second position, the oblique surface (13) faces the second and third openings (4, 5) and the outer surface (12) shuts the first opening (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Metalquimia, S.A.
    Inventor: Narcis Lagares Corominas
  • Patent number: 8770447
    Abstract: A sterile lubricant dispenser for dispensing calibrated amount of a sterile lubricant having a viscosity greater than that of 150 P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Janie Marshall
  • Patent number: 8763860
    Abstract: The liquid material ejector has a liquid material supply port through which the liquid material is supplied, a nozzle for ejecting the liquid material, a valve block having a metering bore to be filled with the ejected liquid material and a liquid material supply channel communicating with the liquid material supply port, a selector valve having a first channel for allowing communication between the metering bore and the liquid material supply channel and a second channel for allowing communication between the metering bore and the nozzle, a plunger advancing and retracting in the metering bore, a plunger driving section for driving the plunger, a valve driving section for driving the selector valve, and a transmission section for transmitting driving power from the valve driving section to the selector valve. The plunger driving section, the valve driving section, and the valve block are arranged successively in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8757449
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air bubble ingress prevention mechanism, a liquid material discharge device provided with the air bubble ingress prevention mechanism, and a liquid material discharge method, with which a constant filled state can be achieved without variations and without requiring any additional equipment when a metering section is filled with liquid material. A discharge device is provided with a metering section which has a flow passage communicating with a nozzle, and a plunger which moves back and forth within the flow passage of the metering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8714208
    Abstract: A container is provided comprising a receiving vessel (12) and an outlet part (14), wherein the outlet part (14) comprises a one-way valve (24) and at least one bypass passage (32) bypassing the one-way valve (24), wherein the outlet part (14) is at least partly movable with respect to the receiving vessel (12) between a closed position and an opened position, wherein in the closed position the receiving vessel (12) seals the bypass passage (32) and in the opened position the receiving vessels (12) unseals the bypass passage (32). Due to the one-way valve (24) of the alternative container (10) the filling is facilitated without complicating emptying, since it is prevented that the content (42) of the container (10) flows back accidently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Germany
    Inventor: Günther Niepoth
  • Patent number: 8678244
    Abstract: A soap dispenser can be configured to dispense an amount of liquid soap, for example, upon detecting the presence of an object. Certain embodiments of the dispenser include a housing, reservoir, pump, and nozzle. In some embodiments, the dispenser includes a bypass passage, which can facilitate priming of the pump. In certain embodiments, the dispenser is configured to inhibit or avoid the formation of an air bubble that could obstruct the liquid soap from entering the pump. In some embodiments, the pump includes engaging gears, which can include a plurality of teeth with substantially pointed tips. In certain embodiments, the nozzle comprises a one-way valve, such as a duckbill valve. Some embodiments of the one-way valve are shaped or otherwise configured to provide certain biases to the valve, which can, for example, facilitate rapid opening and closing of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas
  • Patent number: 8678245
    Abstract: What is being proposed is a dispensing device for a preferably cosmetic liquid and a manufacturing method. A first material is pretreated in areas through the application of a coating or embossing foil such that a second material which is injection-molded directly against it does not bond with the first material in the pretreated area but rather can be detached again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar Dortmund GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20130320043
    Abstract: A refill unit includes a container for holding a liquid and a pump. The pump includes a housing that has one or more liquid inlets. In addition, the housing includes one or more liquid outlets. At least a portion of the liquid outlet(s) is made of a resilient material. A liquid chamber having a first volume and a second volume is located at least partially within the housing. A valve body having a protruding member and a valve seat is located within the housing. The protruding member acts as a one-way valve allowing fluid to flow from the container into the liquid chamber and preventing fluid from flowing out of the liquid chamber into the container. In addition, the liquid outlet contacts the valve seat to seal the outlet and flexes away from the valve seat to allow liquid under pressure to exit the liquid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. McNulty, Nick E. Ciavarella, Robert L. Quinlan
  • Publication number: 20130306683
    Abstract: A discharge device for liquids, which includes a pump chamber that is limited by two valves, which in each case include a valve body section and a valve seat. Channels are arranged concentrically and a fixing region of a valve body of one or of both valves is attached to an intermediate wall between the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Matthias Wochele, Juergen Greiner-Perth, Philipp Braik
  • Publication number: 20130306682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle structure of a dispenser pump button. According to the present invention, the nozzle structure of the dispenser pump button is designed in such a way that an outer nozzle comprising a discharge hole forwardly moves by the pressure of the contents, and the contents are discharged through the space distanced from an inner nozzle, thereby preventing the deformation of a nozzle. Therefore, the inflow of air into a cosmetic container is blocked, and thus the deterioration of the contents can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Yonwoo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seo-Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 8584908
    Abstract: A discharge pump equipped with a push-down head in which a nozzle is opened and closed by advancing and retracting a valve rod member by a lever member and a first pressing member, wherein a second pressing member is provided between the base and the tip of the valve rod member to prevent back flow of air. A push-down head discharge pump has a head body configured by providing a liquid flow pipe to the lower surface of a laterally facing cylinder section so as to extend vertically downward from the lower surface, the liquid flow pipe communicating with a stem of a discharge pump, the cylinder section having a nozzle opened at the front thereof. When the head body is pushed down, a valve rod member mounted in the cylinder section is advanced and retracted. The valve rod member is composed of the base and the tip, and a second pressing member is mounted between the base and the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kakuta
  • Patent number: 8585393
    Abstract: An edible product is made from a castable mass such as chocolate in a casting device that includes a container for receiving the castable mass and a metering unit. The metering unit has a nozzle block having nozzles facing away from the container and a valve block facing the container. The volume of a metering chamber between the nozzle block and the valve block can be changed by moving the nozzle block relative to the valve block. The casting method comprises steps of a) filling the mass container with the castable mass; b) drawing the mass into the metering chamber by enlarging the metering chamber volume by a first relative motion between the nozzle block and the valve block, and c) discharging the mass from the metering chamber by reducing the metering chamber volume by a second relative motion between the nozzle block and valve block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Boris Ouriev, Ralf Bömmels
  • Patent number: 8561919
    Abstract: A foam spray head assembly includes a head, a first piston unit, a valve unit, a link, a second piston unit, a cylinder, a resilient member and a resilient valve. The valve unit is directly connected to the head to allow the valve unit to receive the pressing force of the head to quickly respond in the form of reciprocating motion. The parts made of metal such as the spring is isolated from the liquid to ensure that the liquid is not affected by the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Derxin (Shanghai) Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8506193
    Abstract: A cosmetic fluid dispenser, comprising in combination a vertically elongated housing structure containing upper and lower compartments, the lower compartment configured to receive and store cosmetic fluid; a dispenser tube projecting vertically from the lower interior of the lower compartment, upwardly into the upper compartment; a plunger movable vertically in the housing, the housing structure including a rotor rotatable to drive the plunger downwardly for effecting fluid displacement into and upwardly in the dispenser tube; and a valve for preventing inadvertent leakage of fluid from the tube, and characterized as openable in response to use of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lava Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • Patent number: 8469290
    Abstract: An integral miniaturized nebulizer for an elastically deformable bottle (1), provided with a rotatable closing cap (5), with discharge orifice, and with a suction tube (16) immersed in the liquid to be nebulized, includes a head (3) in a single piece with a body (4) connectable to an elastically deformable bottle (1). The head (3) internally has an elbow conduit (13) for the liquid to be sprayed, extending in a longitudinal segment (14) able to engage the suction tube (16), and in a transverse segment (15) able to end in the discharge orifice of the rotatable closing cap (5) when the cap (5) is in the nebulization position. The transverse segment (15) is coaxial inside a conduit (18) of the air inside the bottle (1) and in communication therewith via a plurality of radial channels (25) drilled in the terminal end of the same transverse segment (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Emsar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ciriani
  • Patent number: 8453875
    Abstract: What is being proposed is a dispensing device for a preferably cosmetic liquid and a manufacturing method. A first material is pretreated in areas through the application of a coating or embossing foil such that a second material which is injection-molded directly against it does not bond with the first material in the pretreated area but rather can be detached again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Dortmund GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Neuhaus
  • Patent number: 8444023
    Abstract: A push-button for a system for dispensing a product under pressure, the push-button includes an actuator body having an orifice for ejecting the product, a closing off valving element of the ejection orifice and a sleeve having a mounting well of the push-button on a feed tube for the product under pressure, the body being slidably mounted around the sleeve between a high position and a low position by forming between them a space for carrying the product from the mounting well to the orifice for ejecting the product, the valving element being mounted between the body and the sleeve by the intermediary of a device for reversible displacing of the valving element between a closing off position—respectively an ejection position—when the body is in high position—respectively in low position—, the push-button includes an elastic recalling of the body in high position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing SMT S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Rossignol