Container-mounted Pump Patents (Class 222/383.1)
  • Patent number: 10709223
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic container including: a storage container for storing a cosmetic content therein; a pump coupled to a top of the storage container and configured to move the cosmetic content stored in the storage container upward; a pressurizing plate coupled to a top of the pump and having a discharge hole to discharge the cosmetic content moved from the pump upward; and a distribution plate disposed on a top of the pressurizing plate and distributing the cosmetic content discharged from the discharge hole outward, wherein the distribution plate includes at least one incised piece incisedly defined from an edge toward a central area thereof, each of the at least one incised piece disposed spaced apart from each other along the edge, and wherein distribution paths are defined by spaces apart from each other, the spaces disposed around the respective incised piece, and the distribution paths distribute the cosmetic content through the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Sin Kim, Young Moo Bae, Seo Hui Jung, Hyo Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 10512925
    Abstract: To provide a trigger sprayer that can maintain uniformity of a chemical solution containing fine powder and is superior in flow efficiency. The trigger sprayer of the present invention is designed such that a piston part 5 is moved by a pivotal movement of a trigger part, while being attached to a container, so as to apply a pressure to a liquid inside a cylinder part 42A of a cylinder structural part 4 so that the liquid in the container is jetted from a nozzle part 3 through a passage P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10441963
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing product having: a lockable spray dispenser and a liquid composition, the spray dispenser configured to spray the composition. The spray dispenser having a shroud housing a pump, the shroud having a shroud top surface; a rotatable nozzle cover housing a discharge nozzle, the discharge nozzle in fluid communication with the pump; a trigger operatively engaged with the pump, the trigger having a trigger front surface facing away from the shroud and an opposing trigger back surface and a pair of opposing trigger lateral edges; a projection extending outwardly from the nozzle cover; and a projection engaging surface on the trigger back surface. The projection is rotatably engageable with the projection engaging surface. The entirety of the projection is below the shroud top surface, behind the trigger back surface, and between the trigger lateral edges when the projection is engaged with the projection engaging surface and when the projection is disengaged with said projection engaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Vandenbergh, Vincent Hubert M. De Wilde
  • Patent number: 10434530
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a trigger sprayer including a valve through which liquid flows with very high efficiency. [Solution] The present invention is directed to a trigger sprayer for, in a state of being attached to a container, causing liquid inside the container to be sprayed from a nozzle part 3 through a passage by rotating a trigger part to move a piston part 5 to apply pressure to liquid inside a cylinder portion 42A of a cylinder structure 4, including: an F valve 2 provided in a passage between the cylinder portion 42A and the container; and an S valve 1 provided in a passage section between the cylinder portion 42A and the nozzle part 3, wherein the S valve 1 includes a first valve body 11 and a first valve seat 12, the first valve body 11 is oppressed against the first valve seat 12, and when the first valve body 11 moves away from the first valve seat 12 so that the S valve 1 opens, the first valve body 11 moves in the same direction as the direction that the liquid flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomichika Furutani, Neil Michael Ryan, David Rangel
  • Patent number: 10315208
    Abstract: A description is given of a sprayer of liquids (10) with trigger-operated pump comprising a body (11) which can be attached to the mouth of a container and a nozzle (16) of delivery of the liquid, in the body (11) being formed a pumping chamber (22) in communication with the interior of the container and with the delivery nozzle (16), via a one-way valve of suction and of delivery (30), in the outlet duct (29) for the liquid a system of precompression being placed comprising a piston (41) pushed with constant force by a spring (42) in occlusion of said outlet duct (29) such as to increase the pressure of the liquid in said outlet duct (29) during the pumping, and therefore the speed or the acceleration of the liquid in output from the nozzle (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Vicenza S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gilberto Rech
  • Patent number: 10195626
    Abstract: A trigger-type liquid dispenser that, even when lateral force is applied to a trigger, prevents liquid leakage. The trigger-type liquid dispenser includes a pump, which includes: a cylinder, which includes an inner tubular wall and an outer tubular wall; a piston, which has a front-side end portion; a front-side sealing piece and a rear-side sealing piece; an outer-circumferential-side support portion; and an inner-circumferential-side support portion. The outer-circumferential-side support portion is provided with an annular cut-off portion, which forms a gap between the outer-circumferential-side support portion and an outer circumferential surface of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shigeo Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10173234
    Abstract: A trigger pump dispenser comprises a body, an outlet nozzle, a pump chamber, a piston for defining a variable volume in the pump chamber, a trigger coupled with the piston by interconnection means, and biasing means for biasing the trigger to a retracted position. The trigger is movable to cause the piston to pump liquid into and out of the pump chamber for dispensing through the outlet nozzle. The piston is interchangeably associatable with the trigger and the pump chamber so that different length pistons are usable to determine different maximum fill volumes of the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Hoffmann, Juergen Pellenz, Klaus Thanisch, Peter Stoelben, Klaus Natersky
  • Patent number: 9981041
    Abstract: An ophthalmic composition for administration as a spray to the eye is provided. The ophthalmic composition comprises a lubricant comprising hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), mineral oil, and sterile water. The ophthalmic composition is also configured as a delivery vehicle for administration of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals to the eye. A method of treating keratoconjunctivitis sicca by administering the ophthalmic composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Ira Jason Salzman
  • Patent number: 9962724
    Abstract: A dispenser main body (11) includes a cylindrical-shaped fitted portion (16a), and a nozzle (40) includes: a nozzle main body (41) and a nozzle extension body (42). The nozzle (40) is provided with a dispensing tube (51) including: a first dispensing tubular portion (51a) and a cylindrical-shaped second dispensing tubular portion (51b). A cut-out (52a) is provided in the front end of the first dispensing tubular portion (51a) or in a base end of the second dispensing tubular portion (51b), and an opening end of the cut-out (52a) is closed by the first dispensing tubular portion (51a) or the second dispensing tubular portion (51b) to provide an air inlet hole (52) in the dispensing tube (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shigeo Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9955708
    Abstract: Fish oil is thickened using a thickening agent, such as one or both of silica and wax dispersed in the fish oil to thereby facilitate ease of delivery of the fish oil to an animal. The fish oil and the thickening agent form a viscous liquid blend that functions as a delivery medium of nutrients naturally present in the fish oil. The thickening agent is inert to the animal and chemically inert to the fish oil so that the naturally present nutrients of the fish oil are not substantially degraded by the thickening agent. The viscous liquid blend may also be used as a carrier liquid to deliver an added dietary supplement to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Trident Seafoods Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J. Langford
  • Patent number: 9862536
    Abstract: A dispenser head for an aerosol can and a method of assembly of the same, the dispenser head comprising a chassis attached to the associated aerosol can and a spray-through cap attached thereto, the chassis comprising a platform capable of axial movement and a flexible spray channel centrally located thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Arora, Richard Chambers, Paul Roger Griffin, Eleanor Rachel Ann Hyde, Christopher John Jones, Geoffrey Stephen Mawtus, James Edward Roe, Jason Peter Roebuck, Peter William Tune, Andrew Gordon Wallace
  • Patent number: 9675986
    Abstract: A contents dispensing pump is coupled to a container for accommodating the contents therein and dispenses a fixed quantity of the contents through a pumping operation. A push button that is depressed deforms a deformed pressing member, reducing the volume of a temporary reservoir and increasing pressure therein. A valve plate closes a contents outlet and a valve protrusion wheel is widened by the increased pressure such that the contents contained in the temporary reservoir are dispensed through an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 9663932
    Abstract: A fixture cleaning and deodorizing apparatus including a container assembly with a wick assembly and a solution container, wherein the wick assembly is secured to at least one of the solution container and a dispenser, the dispenser receives at least one of the container assembly and solution container therein, and the dispenser is configured to dispense solution from the solution container; and a fan assembly situated in the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: XELA Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak, Roland E. C. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9555427
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser (1) for liquids comprises a suction valve (30) and a delivery valve (60), separate from the suction valve (30). The dispenser (1) has a detachable stop (100), comprising a bottom (104) positioned rearwards of the delivery valve (60) to form an end stop abutment with this during the dispensing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 9289789
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: GUALA DISPENSING S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Publication number: 20150144663
    Abstract: A dispenser for viscous products, including: a container for a product, a sealing cap designed to be screwed onto the container, a pipette, and a piston capable of causing a suction of the product into the pipette, the dispenser being arranged such that, when the cap is screwed onto the container, the unscrewing of the cap in the direction of opening of the dispenser causes, by itself, a movement of the piston producing the suction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    Inventors: Claire Noel, Alain Cambon, Frédéric Jouan
  • 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
  • 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: 9027790
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of dispensers are disclosed herein. One exemplary dispenser is a soap or sanitizer dispenser. The dispenser includes a housing. A removable and replaceable concentrate container for holding concentrated soap or sanitizer is located within the housing. A concentrate pump is in fluid communication with the concentrate container. A diluent container for holding a liquid is also located within the housing and a diluent pump for pumping the diluent is also included. The dispenser includes a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the concentrate pump and the diluent pump. The dispenser includes an outlet. When concentrated soap or sanitizer is pumped from the concentrate container, it mixes with diluent pumped from the diluent container to form a diluted mixture. The diluted mixture is dispensed at the outlet of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Paul R. Metcalfe, Scott E. Urban
  • Publication number: 20150122847
    Abstract: A pump dispenser includes a container whose top opening is closed off by a base structure of a pump module. The structure is shaped to guide air to an air pocket region adjacent the wall. This air pocket region communicates with the pump inlet opening so that air can be discharged. The pump may include a pump body and a plunger which incorporate respective different ones of a click projection and a click actuating formation, constituting a click indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David John Pritchett, Simon Christopher Knight, Joseph Stanley Brunton
  • Publication number: 20150114997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle top dispenser. According to an embodiment, the dispenser comprises a swayable selector for convenient and rapid volume adjustment by a user. The dispenser further comprises a second selector for analogous volume adjustment, wherein a user may use one of the two selectors according to preferences. The dispenser further preferably comprises two different graduations for assisting a user in the rapid identification of a specific volume when adjusting the volume. The dispenser relates to further advantageous embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Uldry, Jean-Marc Ammann, Nicole Henry
  • Patent number: 9010587
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser (1) for liquids comprises a suction valve (30) and a delivery valve (60), separate from the suction valve (30). The dispenser (1) has a detachable stop (100), comprising a bottom (104) positioned rearwards of the delivery valve (60) to form an end stop abutment with this during the dispensing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9004321
    Abstract: A reusable pour-on gun system is disclosed that is comprised of a pour-on gun component that does not need an inlet valve, a cap assembly including a one-way valve system, the cap assembly adapted to be coupled to a liquid reservoir container, and a hose component coupled on one end to the pour-on gun component and on the other end to the cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Neogen Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Quinn, Mitchell D. Rivenbark, James B. Holland
  • Patent number: 8985885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pencil-type case for allowing pressing a pressure button to discharge liquid content out to a content brush. The container for dispensing a preset quantity of liquid content accommodated in a main body by pressing a pressure button. The container includes: main body including content case to accommodate content in outer body and having pushing member; pumping member including: folding link driven by pressure button; check valve preventing content from flowing backward when content is introduced into cylinder tube via content-introducing hole formed in cylinder tube, and piston pumping content out to content brush of content brush body; and content brush body including: content-introducing tube in which check valve is installed; cam surface adjusting stroke of folding link; and content brush provided at leading end to discharge content of content-introducing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hana Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hwan Kang
  • Publication number: 20150076176
    Abstract: Exemplary dispensers having non-collapsible containers and venting pumps are disclosed herein. Some exemplary dispensers include a rigid container for holding a liquid and a pump secured to the container. The pump has a liquid pump portion and an air pump portion. The liquid pump portion has a one-way liquid inlet valve, a liquid pump chamber and a liquid outlet valve. Expansion of the liquid chamber causes liquid to flow from the container past the liquid inlet valve into the pump chamber. Compression of the liquid chamber causes liquid to flow from the pump chamber past the liquid outlet valve. In addition, the air pump portion includes an air pump chamber, a piston, a one-way air inlet valve and a filter. Compression of the air pump chamber causes air to flow through the filter and past the one-way air inlet valve into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eugene W. Ray
  • Publication number: 20150075038
    Abstract: Manual pump for a household appliance such as an iron, with an activation button that moves between a resting position, to which it is returned by a return mechanism, and a depressed position, into which it is moved by pressing the button to produce a pumping effect, characterized in that said pump has a stopping mechanism exerting a force against the movement of the button toward the depressed position when said button is in the resting position, said stopping mechanism being adjusted so that the force necessary to move the button into the depressed position is greater when the button is in the resting position than when it is not in said resting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Matthias Hahn
  • Patent number: 8967434
    Abstract: A self-adjusting handle (2) for a spray bottle (1) having a head (5) extending from a handle (2) that is attached to a cap (6) via a pivot joint (4), a ball joint (15) or a universal joint (20). The cap is attached to a reservoir (7) having a threaded portion that screws into a threaded portion (13) of the cap. A trigger lever (8) located on the head activates a pump (9). The pump is attached to a supply tube (10) that draws fluid from the reservoir. The pump 9 forces liquid up through the supply tube, through a barrel (11) and out a nozzle (12). The pivot joint, a ball joint and universal joint allow a user to pivot the head forward or backward while the reservoir remains in an upright position, thereby ensuring that the bottom of the supply tube maintains constant contact with the liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: L&F Innoventions LLC
    Inventors: Valerie R. Lewandowski, Tyler W. Fyke
  • Publication number: 20150053720
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of top loading and unloading dispensers are disclosed herein. One embodiment, includes a housing having a guide plate located in the housing. The guide plate includes two or more guide members, the two or more guide members have a first portion and a second portion. The first portions of the two or more guide members are closer together then the second portions of the two or more guide members. The dispenser also includes an actuator carriage and a pair of engagement blades carried by the actuator carriage. Each engagement blade has a first end that engages with one of the two or more guide members. The engagement members having opposing recesses for engaging the nozzle of a pump of a refill unit. When the pair of engagement blades move along the second portion of the two or more guide members, the size of the recess expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kaitlin A. Wolf, Shelby J. Buell, Richard E. Corney
  • 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: 8955718
    Abstract: Embodiments of lost motion foam pumps are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment includes a liquid chamber, a liquid piston movable in the liquid chamber, an air chamber and an air piston movable in the air chamber. The air piston is linked to the liquid piston. A connector is linked to the air piston or the liquid piston. The connector includes an engagement member for connecting to an actuator of a foam dispenser. Movement of the actuator in a first direction moves the liquid and air pistons to contract the liquid chamber and the air chamber. Movement of the actuator a first distance in a second direction does not move the liquid piston or the air piston; however, continued movement of the actuator a second distance in the second direction moves the liquid piston and the air piston and expands the liquid and air chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Cory J. Tederous, John J. McNulty, Mark E. Rosenkranz
  • Publication number: 20150041490
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Riccardo Alluigi, Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8950628
    Abstract: A through surface hybrid apparatus for dispensing a fluid either in an automatic mode or a manual mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Publication number: 20150034680
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a fluid. The dispenser includes a shank for penetrating a countertop opening and having a filling end. A reservoir is in communication with the shank and is coupled to the shank and extends below a lower end of the shank, such that when a fluid is provided at the filling end of the shank it will flow into the reservoir through the shank along a path. The dispenser also includes a pump and a spout coupled to the pump extending above the shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: DIKRAN BABIKIAN, RAFFI MEKHITARIAN
  • Publication number: 20150021361
    Abstract: A liquid handling system and a method for receiving, storing, and dispensing a liquid while minimizing the exposure of the liquid to the ambient air are disclosed. The method includes upwardly shifting a barrier positioned in a storage container while filling the container with the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Norman Werbner
  • Publication number: 20150021344
    Abstract: A sectional liquid dispensing (lotions, creams, soaps, cleansers, etc.) container that includes a finger actuated pump assembly which extends a dip tube near the bottom of a container. The container has three individual components to form the complete assembly. The upper section of container has been designed to contain a tamper evident closure member; mold incorporated at its lower most edge. The lower section (base); containing a closure member mold incorporated onto its top edge, is designed to snap fit into upper section of container. The lower section is approximately one third the height of container or less. The lid cover snaps onto the bottom surface of the lower section, using the tamper evident closure member. The usage of these closures provide frangible edges for easy removal of locking tear bands; which allow for separation of components, while also providing evidence of any product tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: John Lewis SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20150014363
    Abstract: Air-vented liquid dispensers are disclosed herein, including refill units for use in connection with such dispensers. A cap is attached to the rigid container. A manifold of the refill unit is secured to the neck portion, and includes an air passage for air to enter into the container and a liquid passage for liquid to exit the container. In some embodiments, one of the cap and the container comprises a protrusion, and the other of the cap and the container comprises a seat for the protrusion, such that an interface between the protrusion and the seat forms an air vent pathway for the refill unit. In other embodiments, one of the cap and the container comprises a flexible and resilient valve member which in a rest position extends to contact the other of the cap and the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shelby Jay Buell, Kaitlin Anne Wolf
  • Publication number: 20150017346
    Abstract: An oil composition including at least three vegetable oils, each vegetable oil being distinct from the other and each having a smoke point above 200° F., wherein the combined volume of the at least three vegetable oils is at least about 25% of the total volume of the oil composition. A method of removing or preventing carbon fouling on a mechanical component of a device, comprising depositing a vegetable oil composition on the mechanical component of the device, wherein the vegetable oil composition comprises at least one vegetable oil having a smoke point above 200° F., wherein the at least one vegetable oil is present in an amount of at least about 25% by volume of the total volume of the oil composition and wherein operation of the device deposits carbon on the mechanical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Edward A. SUGG, David W. SUGG
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8919613
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device has a container made from a flexible material defining an interior fluid storage region and a flexible metering housing having a metering chamber in fluid communication with the fluid storage region, the flexible metering housing having a button heat sealed to a base plate. A unidirectional intake valve is disposed between the container and the flexible metering housing. A unidirectional output valve is in fluid communication with the flexible metering housing. The button has a stepped flange towards an outer edge of said circular shape and the base plate has a stepped flange corresponding to the stepped flange of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8905270
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser (1) for liquids comprises a suction valve (30) comprising a diaphragm (32) housed in the pumping chamber (4) and a delivery valve (60), separate from the suction valve (30), comprising a baffle (62) external to the dispensing pipe (14). The diaphragm (32) of the suction valve (30), during liquid dispensing, abuts on the bottom wall (10b) of the pumping chamber (4) land covers the suction opening (6a), and the baffle (62) of the delivery valve (60), during the return, abuts on the crown surface (18) which surrounds the inlet opening (14a) of the dispensing pipe (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 8899449
    Abstract: An outlet valve assembly for fluid dispenser of a type having a pump which has a pump inlet coupled to a fluid reservoir and a pump outlet includes a pump tip having a first end adapted to be coupled to the pump outlet and a second end defining a conduit extending in a flow direction therebetween. A first annular protrusion extends radially inwardly within the conduit and a resiliently deformable valve member is received within the conduit. The valve member includes a valve head portion having one or more slits defining an orifice and a peripheral valve portion bounding the valve head portion, which is retained on the first annular protrusion. A vent-resisting member is received within the conduit and includes a perforated baffle adjacent to the upstream side of the valve head portion and an axially-extending sidewall which has a distal edge engaging the peripheral valve portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Warren S. Daansen
  • Publication number: 20140346193
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device having a trigger actuated sprayer assembly for dispensing a liquid with features such as a bottle with a concavity, a clip around the bottle neck, a sprayer assembly with a bottle filling conduit and a translucent neck window on the sprayer assembly for viewing the bottle filling conduit. The fluid delivery system includes a bottle with a concavity in the side wall attached to a body. A pump in the body receives fluid from the bottle via a fluid inlet conduit and discharges the fluid from a fluid discharge conduit. Also provided is a kit including (i) a fluid delivery device with a bottle, and (ii) one or more fluid refill containers, wherein the bottle and the container(s) include matching indicia of the fluid such that the bottle is only filled from a container with the fluid indicated by the matching indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Aaron B. Eiger, Evan P. Thompson, Trevor Wesolowski
  • Publication number: 20140338788
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method for dispensing flowable solid materials, wherein the apparatus includes a container for holding dispensable material, a dispensing assembly, a lever locking assembly, and a receptacle. In operation, a receptacle is inserted into a receptacle receiving area. The receptacle engages a pivotable release arm to unlock a latch plate. The receptacle also engages a pivotable latch arm to slide the latch plate to unblock a lever slot, thereby allowing a lever to be urged downward by a user. As the lever is urged downward, a piston advances through an angularly disposed piston shaft to push dispensable material from a piston shaft upper portion into a spiral chute wherein the material gravity flows down the chute and into the receptacle in the receptacle receiving area. The apparatus may include a receptacle locking assembly to lock the receptacle within the receptacle receiving area while material is being dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Scott D. Green, Joseph M. Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8887967
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser (1) for liquids comprises a suction valve (30) having a diaphragm (32) abutting against the bottom wall (106) of the pumping chamber (4). The suction valve (30) comprises a stem (40) extending along a suction valve axis (Y), which crosses the bottom wall (10b), snap-coupling with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Publication number: 20140332566
    Abstract: A hand pump for fixing to a working surface comprises a pump housing and an outlet that extends substantially laterally with respect to the pump housing in order to extend above a receptacle. The pump is operable by substantially straight-lined operational movement of the outlet along the pump housing. The outlet and the pump housing are coupled by means of a guide, in particular comprising guiding means in the pump housing, against tilting of the outlet with respect to the pump housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Henri Peteri Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Niels Theodoor Peteri
  • Patent number: 8881946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compact container having an airless pump, and more particularly, to a compact container for discharging cosmetic in preset amount when the pump is driven by pressing a button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Pum-Tech Korea Co. Ltd, F.S. Korea Industries
    Inventors: Do Hoon Lee, Jae Kwang Hwang
  • 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
  • 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