Internally Extending Outlet Pipe Patents (Class 222/382)
  • Patent number: 10421087
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a spray gun, which comprises a gun body; a liquid container surface disposed below the gun body; a hollow connecting pipe disposed between the gun body and the liquid container. The liquid container is in communication with the interior of the gun body through the hollow connecting pipe; the liquid container has a liquid feeding hole on the top; the head portion of the gun body is located above the top of the liquid container and tilted downwardly away from the top of the liquid container. In the present invention, there is a relatively large space above the liquid feeding opening, providing an efficient space for a smooth liquid feeding operation. Liquid feeding can be performed inside the liquid container without replacing the liquid container and the liquid is ensured not to be split during the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Prulde Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiming Yang, Ting Han
  • Patent number: 10105726
    Abstract: A fluid flow sinker including a body having a generally cylindrical sidewall, a first end, a second end, and an aperture extending between the first and second ends; and a fluid passageway disposed on the first end and extending from the generally cylindrical sidewall to the aperture, wherein the fluid flow sinker is adapted to receive a tube in communication with the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitchell L. Snyder, Thomas R. Nixon
  • Patent number: 9339830
    Abstract: A lid (2) for a reservoir (1) to be connected to a liquid spraying device, comprising a ventilation hole (3); a flexible tube (4); and a valve (5), wherein the combination of the ventilation hole (3), the flexible tube (4), and the valve (5) forms a ventilation system which allows an air movement from the outside of the reservoir (1) via the ventilation system to the inside of the reservoir (1) while it blocks the movement of a liquid (6) from the inside of the reservoir (1) via the ventilation system to the outside of the reservoir (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: EMM HOLDING BV
    Inventor: Peter Robert De Roo
  • Patent number: 9120110
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for deflecting an angle of a flexible suction tube of a spray dispenser (or bottle). In particular, an insert can be located between a cap and a neck of the spray dispenser to deflect, at an angle, the flexible suction tube makes as it descends into a body of the spray dispenser. The angle can be such that the flexible suction tube is directed toward an off-center portion of the bottom of the spray dispenser or to a bottom corner or rim of the spray dispenser. As such, the spray dispenser, as modified by the insert, can siphon the last remnants of liquid in the dispenser, which are often not accessible via traditional spray dispensers (e.g., when used in a tilted fashion) where the flexible suction tube is directed toward a bottom center of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Huffman
  • Patent number: 9033190
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device for a liquid provides an integral valve element comprising a suction duct and at least one flexible suction lip to obstruct the suction duct during the dispensing phase, and an annular obturator and a flexible flange supporting it, for opening the pressure chamber toward the dispenser duct during the dispensing phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GUALA DISPENSING S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8991657
    Abstract: Dispensers are provided including pumps for dispensing a foamed product out of an outlet provided in a dispensing tube. The foam is created from the mixing of a foamable liquid and air, with separate pumps being provided for each component. The dispensing tube is stationary, although the pumps themselves have parts that must move to dispense the foamed product. A single actuator operates both the liquid and air pumps. Additionally, in some embodiments, the air pump advances air before the liquid pump advances liquid. These pumps are particularly suited to the dispensing of a foamed skin care or skin sanitizing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, David D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8978932
    Abstract: A system and bottle for dispensing a fluid product including a device for sampling the product under pressure, the device having a body incorporating a piston for dispensing which is in communication with a plunger tube, the body being provided with a vent hole which is arranged in order to make it possible to offset the volume of product distributed with air, the system further including a tube cover surrounding the plunger tube over at least one portion of its length, the tube cover being associated to the body with a bushing which has an exterior surface around which the upper end of the tube cover is arranged and an interior surface wherein the body is mounted, the interior surface having an orifice which is in communication with the vent hole, the orifice emerging into the interior surface above the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Albéa le Treport S.A.S
    Inventors: Thierry Choquart, Didier Klodzinski
  • Patent number: 8931668
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device (1) comprises a container (C) provided with a dip tube, a dispenser head (20) with a primary liquid aspiration duct (8) connectable to the auxiliary liquid aspiration duct (202) of the container (C) and eccentric with respect to the container axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Riccardo Alluigi, Stephen R. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20150001255
    Abstract: A water supply apparatus for a water spray container comprises a container and a water absorber. The container comprises a spray nozzle, a pressure handle provided at a front of the spray nozzle and a suction tube connected to a bottom of the spray nozzle. The water absorber is of an elongated column shape comprising an axial cutting slot at an axial central end to allow the suction tube of the spray nozzle to insert into the cutting slot such that the water absorber encloses an outer of the suction inlet of the suction tube. With the absorption of the water absorber, the suction inlet of the suction tube is kept at a saturation state such that when the container is placed upside down or tilted, the liquid can be sprayed out successfully via pressing the pressure handle and the spraying of the water spray container is convenient and effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: CHUANG WEI
  • Publication number: 20140367423
    Abstract: A pump system may include a blown-in dip tube connected to a valve body and having a connection which may include an improved blown-in dip tube connector having one or more of a lip for sealing with a blown-in dip tube, a seal ring configured to mate with a blown-in dip tube and seal therewith, a dip tube lock for mating with a blown-in dip tube, or an o-ring for providing an improved seal with a blown-in dip tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. GOOD, Dennis KELLY, Joseph K. DODD, Joseph R. KRESTINE, David L. DEJONG, Steven L. SWEETON, Eric SCHEIER, Lluis COSTA QUINTAS, Alejandro ESPINOZA
  • Publication number: 20140353338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a discharge apparatus for a plant protection product with a container (1) which encloses an interior (7) for accommodating the plant protection product and which comprises a discharge orifice (9). The discharge apparatus according to the invention is characterized by a suction tube (3) which comprises a first orifice (10) in the interior (7) of the container (1), a second orifice (5) at the discharge orifice (9) of the container (1) and a third orifice (4) in the interior (7) of the container (1), which third orifice (4) is arranged at a distance from the first orifice (10), and a pump (2), which is in particular arranged in the interior (7) of the container (1) and is in operative connection with the suction tube (3), such that plant protection product located in the container (1) may be delivered by means of the pump through the suction tube (3) from the first orifice (10) of the suction tube to the second and the third orifices (5, 4) of the suction tube (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Karl-Heinz Koch, Harald Kroeger, Heinz-Gerd Wegkamp, Christian-Andreas Winkler
  • Patent number: 8887955
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser for dispensing a liquid from a liquid storage container operably associated with the liquid dispenser. Preferably, the liquid dispenser includes a main housing having a dispensing location at which liquid from a liquid storage container is dispensed and a storage location for storing a liquid storage container. Preferably, the liquid dispenser includes a removable liquid transport assembly removable from the main housing having a substantially rigid liquid manifold, a valve assembly, a riser tube, a reservoir, a reservoir dip tube, a pump head, a pinch tube and a dispensing nozzle that are removable as a single unit from the main housing. Preferably, the liquid dispenser includes a single self-priming pump. Preferably, the valve assembly includes a non-return valve and a pressure relief valve that act in concert to control the flow of liquid between the liquid storage container and the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cardomon International Limited
    Inventors: Philip A. Walton, Stephen James Vipond
  • Patent number: 8881953
    Abstract: Fluid dispensing apparatus with integral dip tube. Container includes body having wall defining interior volume, a first neck top, and a fitment extending from the neck top. A dip tube integrally formed to the body, fluidly connected to interior bottom, and fluidly connected to interior volume at landing top edge at or below the neck top, wherein distance between landing top edge and neck top is equal to or less than length of the fitment. The landing may be funnel-shaped, with one or more sides of landing slanting inward towards top opening of dip tube. Dispenser may be coupled to fitment and include supply line connected with dip tube at landing. Bent connector may be provided for fluidly connecting supply line with dip tube at landing when dispenser is attached to neck top. Container may include second neck top separated from first neck top by gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140319182
    Abstract: A pump assembly for removing contents from inside a bottle is described. The pump assembly includes a pump; a tube having a first end attached to the pump for drawing contents therein when the pump is actuated; and an extractor positioned on the tube and configured to remove contents from the bottom of the bottle. Kits having various embodiments of the extractor are also described herein, including the configurations of the various embodiments of the extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Anzalone, Norman Lorber, Jonathan S. Lorber, Michelle R. Lorber
  • Patent number: 8870033
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device (1) envisages a secondary liquid aspiration duct (50) in communication with the dispenser duct, and a primary liquid aspiration duct (8) in communication with the container, off-axis with each other. Between these, a joining compartment (64) is provided communicating upstream with the primary liquid aspiration duct (8) and communicating downstream with the secondary liquid aspiration duct (50) to form the fluidic connection between them. In particular, the container (C) is of the type with built-in suction pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventors: Riccardo Alluigi, Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8839991
    Abstract: The dispensing bottle includes a dispensing head with an air inlet allowing ambient air to enter an opening of a reservoir portion of the bottle, and a filter member that fits over and seals the opening of the reservoir portion of the bottle for filtering the ambient air entering the bottle to prevent contaminants from entering the reservoir portion of the bottle along with ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald B. Smernoff
  • Patent number: 8839992
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8800821
    Abstract: A pump has a PVC “T” shaped member having an inlet, an outlet and an interior pumping chamber positioned between the inlet and outlet; a piston displaceable into the chamber; an air cylinder for driving the piston into the chamber; a spring for biasing the piston outwardly from the chamber in opposition to force applied by the air cylinder; a washer-urethane disk check valve at the conduit inlet permitting fluid flow into the chamber but precluding fluid flow out of the chamber responsively to piston displacement into the chamber; and a washer-urethane disk check valve at the conduit outlet permitting fluid flow out of the chamber responsively to fluid pressure increase resulting from piston displacement into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Maguire Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Sherwood Maguire, Steven B. Maguire
  • Patent number: 8800822
    Abstract: A pump system may include a blown-in dip tube connected to a valve body and having a connection which may include an improved blown-in dip tube connector having a swivel adaptor, or a rotatable connector, which creates a fluid path from a blown-in dip tube of a bottle to a trigger sprayer. The swivel adaptor, or rotatable connector, may also include a body or head which may be attached to a valve body, tube retainer, or valve retainer of a trigger sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Good, Dennis Kelly, Joseph K. Dodd, Joseph R. Krestine, David L. DeJong, Steven L. Sweeton, Eric Scheier, Lluis Costa Quintas, Alejandro Espinoza
  • Patent number: 8789728
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for deflecting an angle of a flexible suction tube of a spray dispenser (or bottle). In particular, an insert can be located between a cap and a neck of the spray dispenser to deflect, at an angle, the flexible suction tube makes as it descends into a body of the spray dispenser. The angle can be such that the flexible suction tube is directed toward an off-center portion of the bottom of the spray dispenser or to a bottom corner or rim of the spray dispenser. As such, the spray dispenser, as modified by the insert, can siphon the last remnants of liquid in the dispenser, which are often not accessible via traditional spray dispensers (e.g., when used in a tilted fashion) where the flexible suction tube is directed toward a bottom center of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Huffman
  • Patent number: 8777065
    Abstract: A container for use with a handheld fluid dispenser is provided. The container may include a container body having interconnected walls that define an inside space therebetween and in which liquid contents are held. An opening may extend through the container body and permit access to the liquid contents in the container body. A cap may engage the container body and be aligned with the opening of the container body. The cap may include a rim that defines an outer portion of the cap. A neck may be arranged concentrically within the rim, the neck including a bore that extends longitudinally through the neck and is aligned with the opening of the container body. A recess that has an annular shape may be defined between the rim and the neck of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Publication number: 20140190996
    Abstract: A pump-equipped container and a dispensing pump used therefor are provided, such that a thin container body can be implemented, while deformation of the container body associated with an operation portion being pushed down can effectively be prevented. A pump-equipped container 1 includes: a container body 2 having a mouth portion 15; and a dispensing pump 20 removably attached to the mouth portion 15. The dispensing pump 20 includes: a pump body 22 removably attached to the mouth portion 15 of the container body 2; a support member 31 having its bottom end portion abutted on a bottom portion 5 of the container body 2 to thereby receive a downward load acting on the mouth portion 15 of the container body 2; a leg member 32 provided at the support member 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NIHON YAMAMURA GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ogawa, Satoshi Miyatake, Takuya Tsuji, Tayori Kato, Kenji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140175122
    Abstract: A container comprising a body portion and a neck portion, the neck portion having a pump dispenser thereon, the pump dispenser comprising a pump mechanism, a dip tube on one end of the pump mechanism, a pump outlet on another end of the pump mechanism, the dip tube extending from the pump mechanism into the body portion, the body portion containing a liquid, and a motion element, the motion element being captive within the dip tube and adapted to be movable within the dip tube under the action of liquid flow through the dip tube, and at least a portion of the body portion being transparent, a decorative effect resulting from the motion of the motion element being visible from an exterior of the container. Also disclosed is a method of providing an enhanced display by a dispensing container during dispensing of a liquid from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Rensl Dillon, Lester Greer
  • Patent number: 8757440
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Publication number: 20140151407
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention is provided a pump dispenser for storing therein a substance to be pumped from a single container. The pump dispensers, comprising; a pump connected to a dip tube through which said substance is pumped and plurality of extending hollow tubes, extending from the end of said dip tube, characterized in that the extending hollow tubes are stretched to the bottom end of the container having smaller diameter than the dip tube, wherein each extending hollow tube edge reach different area of the container bottom, such that the substance can be pumped at plurality of different areas simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Efi ZAFRIR, Haim Moshe SAAR
  • Patent number: 8714415
    Abstract: A sprayer for liquids including a USD (Upside Down) device which allows operation of the sprayer in the upright and upside down positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: MWV-Vicenza S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gilberto Rech, Sarlo Buti
  • Publication number: 20140091111
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140069962
    Abstract: Fluid dispensing apparatus with integral dip tube. Container includes body having wall defining interior volume, a first neck top, and a fitment extending from the neck top. A dip tube integerally formed to the body, fluidly connected to interior bottom, formed fluidly connected to interior volume at landing top edge at or below the neck top, wherein distance between landing top edge and neck top is equal to or less than length of the fitment. The landing may be funnel-shaped, with one or more sides of landing slanting inward towards top opening of dip tube. Dispenser may be coupled to fitment and include supply line connected with dip tube at landing. Bent connector may be provided for fluidly connecting supply line with dip tube at landing when dispenser is attached to neck top. Container may include second neck top separated from first neck top by gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140061253
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments of the invention, a dispensing device may include a pump system having a large, angled spout allowing the downward dispensing of a product into a wash basin or other delivery area. The dispensing device may also include a bottle or container handle having an angle on an interior of the bottle or container such that a dip tube used with the pump system may be forced into a particular portion or location within the bottle or container. The dispensing device may also include a wide, ergonomic actuator which may be actuated by the palm of a hand or a thumb as a user grips a bottle or container to which a pump system is attached and to which the actuator is in communication for actuating the pump system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CALMAR, INC.
    Inventor: Steven L. Sweeton
  • Patent number: 8657162
    Abstract: A recharge insert, for use with a spray dispenser device, is made of a matrix material impregnated with a chemical composition that is made dry-to-the-touch and is held in place by a porous three-dimensional polyethylene film that prevents direct skin contact, while allowing the chemical composition to be dissolved in solution with a diluent fluid such as water. When the spray bottle is filled with water, sealed, and shaken, the fluid penetrates into the matrix material, and the chemical composition becomes dissolved in solution, thereby creating a cleaning, sanitizing or disinfectant solution that will remain stable and fully active in use. The recharge insert may be engaged with an insert locating adapter as may be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Albert R. Kelly, George Schmidt, Denise F. Ortell
  • Publication number: 20140048564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid discharging container including: a body in which liquid is contained and having a first chamber, a second chamber formed under the first chamber, and a neck formed between the first chamber and the second chamber in such a manner as to resist the liquid movement between the first chamber and the second chamber; and a sprayer coupled to the body and having a hose extended downward to the first chamber below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Jeong An
  • Patent number: 8640929
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser member (2), such as a pump, including a body (21) that is provided with an inlet sleeve (22) that defines an axis X, a dip tube (3) having an end (31) that is fitted in the inlet sleeve (22), and a decorative unit (7) including a decorative element (72) that extends in the proximity of the dip tube (3). The unit also includes a support member (71) that is fastened around the inlet sleeve (22), the support member (71) including a reception housing (711) for receiving the inlet sleeve (22) and localized connection means (712) that are situated beside the reception housing, the decorative element (72) being connected to the support member (71) at the connection means (712).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Florent Pouliaude, Sophie Feschet-Magdelaine
  • Patent number: 8627985
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20140008393
    Abstract: A container assembly for use with a dispenser with a feed tube, the assembly comprising a container; a cap fixed to an opening in the container; the cap having a passageway therethrough to allow, in use, the feed tube of a dispenser to pass through the cap and into the container; the cap including a movable element secured to the cap in a first position prior to first insertion of the feed tube by a deformable support element arranged to deform upon insertion of the feed tube into the cap to free the movable element to be supported, in use, in a second position, by the feed tube to preserve the passageway, the movable element being configured to move, upon removal of the feed tube from the container, to a third position at least partially within the passageway in which replacement of the feed tube through the cap is obstructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Simon Petrus VAN DIEPEN, Steve Piantoni, Peter Rickett
  • Publication number: 20140008395
    Abstract: Traditional hand pump dispenser found in common household cannot dispense 100% of the product it contains in the container. This invention relates to devices, systems and methods for dispensing, distributing or delivering a substance from the dispensing container. More particularly, the invention relates to a device and method for dispensing a liquid (e.g., a cleaner, disinfectant, deodorizer, moisturizer, medication, etc.) more effectively. Furthermore, the invention allows users to access the dispensing material when the hand pump cannot be primed due to the level of the fluid in the container. This new dispensing bottle will eliminate waste to almost zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Zia Hossain Syed, Ryan Shakir Syed
  • Publication number: 20140001214
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for accurately measuring and dispensing a predetermined amount of product from a dispensing system to a given surface area is disclosed. The dispensing system (100) includes a container (102) having a main chamber (106) to hold product and a dosing chamber (108) having an opening (110) in communication with the main chamber (106). The dosing chamber (108) is configured to hold a metered amount of product (112) received from the main chamber (106). A spray head (128) when connected to the container (102) is brought into operable and fluid communication with a dip tube (114), optionally cut to a selected length, which is positioned within the dosing chamber (108) for dispensing by activation of a trigger (136) product (112) to a given surface area or air space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Chernik, Brian Philip Carlson, Richard J. Mehus
  • Publication number: 20130341357
    Abstract: A vessel defining a variable interior volume has a wall with a first and second wall portion, and a flexure zone parallel to a longitudinal axis. In a volumetrically reduced configuration, the wall portions are brought together by flexing of the flexure zone. A fixing element attached to the wall releasably maintains the wall in the reduced configuration by maintaining proximity of the wall portions. A spray bottle system includes a housing forming a receptacle for receiving a soft refill liquid container and having at least one opening representing a reduction in material of the housing. A spray head includes an operable trigger for causing dispensation of liquid from the container. A pivoting junction connects the housing to the spray head permitting flexing of the spray head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Tyler W. Fyke, Paul Bradley Forrest, Bryan McNelis, Thomas Perelli
  • Patent number: 8608033
    Abstract: Described is a shrink sleeve label for a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an external integral dip tube formed at the bottle front surface and separated from the bottle by a partition. The integral dip tube fluidly connects to the bottle interior at a landing below the top of the bottle neck. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The shrink sleeve label covers the bottle, the integral dip tube and the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Rebecca Hoefing, Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8579165
    Abstract: A pump type dispenser that is able to suction a maximum amount of product that is held within a container. In order to achieve this result, the pump type dispenser utilizes a suction mouth portion that is positioned along a bottom portion of the container. The pump type dispenser may also utilize a plurality of straw type extensions to reach a plurality of locations along the bottom portion of the container in order to suction a maximum amount of product that is held within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Yoon Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20130287951
    Abstract: A system for coating a target surface employs a bottle for containing the texture material and a spray pump assembly. A resilient member is supported by a pump housing to define an outlet opening. A collar member is supported by the pump housing. The resilient member is normally in an undeformed configuration in which the outlet opening defines a first cross-sectional area. Moving the collar member relative to the pump housing causes the collar member to act on the resilient member to deform the resilient member from the undeformed configuration to a deformed configuration in which the outlet opening defines a second cross-sectional area, where the second cross-sectional area is greater than the first cross-sectional area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: John Kordosh, Randal W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8556132
    Abstract: An inlet for a pump is provided herein including a first elongated component and a tubular second elongated component disposed coaxially about the first elongated component so as to define a space therebetween. Advantageously, with the subject invention, an inlet for a pump can be provided which can be modularly formed from components. In this manner, the components can be manufactured, e.g., by molding, and assembled with a pump, thereby avoiding the difficulties associated with the manufacture and assembly of dip tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Ben Z. Cohen, Nigel B. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8556135
    Abstract: An end piece is adapted for connection and fluid communication with a dip tube for drawing in matter through suction. The end piece includes an upper part and a lower part. The upper part is connected with the bottom end of the tube. The lower part includes an upper base, a lower base and an enclosing wall by which the lower base is joined to the upper base. The enclosing wall defines a hollow space between the upper base and the lower base. The lower base is larger in area than the upper base such that the hollow space is tapered toward the upper base. The lower base provides an opening for matter to enter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Dometic Corporation
    Inventor: Lorna K. Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20130181011
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: The Clorox Company
  • Patent number: 8474659
    Abstract: Described is a multi-chamber fluid dispensing container with multiple dip tubes, and a package including the container and trigger sprayer having multiple supply lines for fluid connection to the multiple dip tubes. The container includes a body having a first wall defining a first interior volume and a second wall defining a second interior volume, a first dip tube fluidly connected to the first interior volume, and a second dip tube fluidly connected to the second interior volume. The package may include the container and a trigger sprayer coupled to the container, and fluidly connected to the first dip tube and to the second dip tube. Other embodiments may also be disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8453950
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a hose sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8434645
    Abstract: A dispensing container with a fitment, the fitment allows a dispensing pump on the dispensing container to be reused with another container. The container has a fitment secured into the container using a tamper-proof structure with the reusable dispensing pump of a structure to fit into this fitment. The fitment and the container neck are injection molded to maintain the close tolerances for the tamper-proof structure. The fitment has at least one drain aperture and at least one pressure equalization aperture. When the reusable dispensing pump is inserted into the fitment, liquid in the fitment can escape through the drain aperture into the container and pressure in the container is equalized through the pressure equalization aperture. The closure and upper part of the container are both of a conical structure to enhance alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, George Trepina
  • Patent number: 8408430
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a remote trigger sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8408429
    Abstract: Described is a fluid dispensing container having a bottle and fluid withdrawing assembly for liquids, such as liquid cleaners and the like. The bottle has an integral dip tube formed therein connecting at a landing below the top of the bottle neck, fluidly connecting the inside of the bottle with the top opening of the bottle. A fluid dispensing mechanism, such as a pump or trigger-sprayer, is attached to the top of the bottle to take fluid up through the integral dip tube and dispense the fluid accordingly. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be aligned to allow a direct connection between integral dip tube and the fluid dispensing mechanism at a landing below the bottle opening. The fluid dispensing mechanism may be attached to the bottle with a snap-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8403183
    Abstract: A device for that places a fluid container in fluid communication with a sprayer is disclosed. The device includes a container adapter that allows a dip tube to be attached to the fluid container rather than the sprayer. When the sprayer is removed from the fluid container, the dip tube stays in the fluid container. Refill fluid containers may come with the container adapter and dip tube installed. When the sprayer is attached to the fluid container, the adapter seals against the sprayer allowing fluid to be pumped from the fluid container by the sprayer. A sprayer connector with geometry that matches an inner or outer shape of the adapter is attached to and/or built into the sprayer. The sprayer connector is constructed to allow easy alignment of the sprayer to the fluid container. The sprayer connector and the container adapter also provide a unique attachment geometry to insure only containers with formulae compatible to the sprayer are pumped through the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Cathal L. Fahy, Timothy R. Bartlett, Kenneth W. Michaels, René Maurice Béland, Peter M. Neumann, David H. Leifheit, Thomas Jaworski
  • Publication number: 20130048755
    Abstract: A foam dispensing pump container having a suction inlet capable of introducing a large amount of external air while preventing ingress of water and foam certainly. In the foam dispensing pump container, a suction inlet 45 is opened to an opposite side of a discharging outlet 43 of the nozzle member 4. The suction inlet 45 is communicated with an air course formed between an inner cylinder 41 and an outer cylinder 42 through a through hole 46. A skirt shaped cover portion 47 is formed to extend downwardly from an outer circumferential edge of the ceiling of the nozzle member 4 to a level lower than the suction inlet 45. In order to divide and shut off an inner space of the skirt shaped cover portion 47 (i.e., a space between an inner face of the cover portion 47 and the outer cylinder 42), at least one pair of partitions 49 are formed on both sides of the suction inlet 45 in the circumferential direction of the nozzle member 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Shouji Uehira, Akihito Onodera, Kazuya Abe