With Piston Holding Means Patents (Class 222/384)
  • Patent number: 10384222
    Abstract: The pump actuator head includes a base cap adapted for mounting on a container neck portion and provided with a central hole and a nozzle rotatably mounted on the base cap along an X-axis, and being movable between an operable or open position and an inoperable or closed position. The nozzle has a hollow cylinder centered along the X-axis, having a lower part inserted into the central hole of the base cap, and is provided with a guiding protrusion axially extending from the peripheral wall of the cylinder. The nozzle also has a dispensing nose extending from the cylinder and defining a dispensing channel. The base cap includes means provided in the inner face of the base cap for limiting or slowing the rotation of the nozzle. Finally, the guiding protrusion interferes with the means for limiting and for slowing down the rotation of the nozzle when turning the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Lluis Costa
  • Patent number: 9745117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser container comprising safety button structure. The dispenser container comprising safety button structure according to the present invention is designed such that a button member goes up and down, thereby allowing the contents to be discharged by pumping of a pumping member only when a rotating body is rotated, and thus it is possible to fundamentally prevent a button member from being pressed by children with poor cognition. Therefore, it is possible to prevent children from taking in harmful substances into the body and prevent unnecessary waste of contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: You-Seob Kim, Seo-Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 9238085
    Abstract: A metering device for metered dispensing of liquid preparations, in particular for metering medicinal, pharmaceutical and cosmetic liquid preparations, the use of preservatives being able to be dispensed with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: KIST-Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, F. Holzer GmbH
    Inventors: Hyeck-Hee Lee, Ute Steinfeld, Chang-Ho Kim, Jungtae Kim, Holger Krause
  • Patent number: 9010581
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty compositions, has a dispensing head, which has a dispensing mouth, and with a reservoir and a dispenser head part. The dispensing head is movable relative to the dispenser head part from a dispensing stand-by position to a lowered position and vice versa. In order to design and develop a dispenser in such a way that the dispensing mouth is oriented without relative rotation or without at least substantial relative rotation with respect to the dispenser sleeve part when the dispensing head is extended, the dispenser head part moves the dispensing head in and out only axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Publication number: 20150076174
    Abstract: Dispensing device and method for dispensing fluids from a fluid container. The dispensing device includes an attachment section, a first blocking section, a second blocking section, and an actuating section. A dispensing of the fluid results from actuation of the actuating section and the actuation of the actuating section is blockable by a rotation of at least one of the first blocking section and the second blocking section with respect to the attachment section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: AERO PUMP GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas MERSMANN
  • Patent number: 8881954
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for dispensing fluid from a cartridge, the actuator being configured to be moveable within the cartridge along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge and comprising a first radial element configured to face the dispensing opening of the cartridge, a second radial element configured to face in the opposite direction than the first radial element and a connecting element connecting the first and the second radial element and configured to extend along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8863988
    Abstract: The cosmetic container having a release prevention device in which a vertical bar type stopper is applied to a release-prevention and locking device and a vertical panel type protrusion having teeth is installed to implement a stopper function, a release-prevention function, and a remaining liquid absorbing function. The cosmetic container includes a connector tube stuck to the inner wall of the cylinder, a hollow piston coupled with the lower end of the connector tube to support the connector tube, a release-preventing and locking device having a lower end to be inserted into the cylinder and allowing a screw-coupling of an upper outer side of the cosmetic container, and a push button coupled with the top of the release-preventing and locking device and pumping the hollow piston while up-and-down movements to pump the content in the cosmetic container out through an ejection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 8827121
    Abstract: A dispenser pump is disclosed of the moveable-nozzle type, arranged for sealing a vent path in the extended position of the pump plunger. A pump body includes an internal collar formed at the lower end of a tubular insert, through which the vent path passes. This collar has a seal portion. The plunger has a complementary seal portion which makes a guided and fitting engagement with the collar seal portion. One or both of the plunger seal portion and the collar seal portion is formed as an annular taper, so that the seal portions are guided into close engagement with one another. Plunger lock-down formations are constructed to engage at the bottom of the body insert and remain below the top opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Robert Law, David John Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20140246460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for locking a pump by sliding a locking member to both sides, wherein the locking member is slid to the left and the right within a ring-shaped protruding base that is formed on the upper surface of a container lid, and sliding protrusions on both sides of the locking member are arranged so as to be visible on the exterior of a cover member, thereby effectively locking to prevent pumping or unlocking the pump, by simply and conveniently sliding the locking member to the left and the right as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Young Joo Lee, Jae Kwang Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140209636
    Abstract: A container includes a container body for receiving a liquid, a locking connector, a pump unit and a depressible head assembly. The locking connector includes a locking ring threadedly disposed on a top portion of the container body, a dosage guide ring protruding upwardly from the locking ring, and at least one dosage guide unit. The pump unit extends downwardly into the container body and is drivenable to move in a top-bottom direction so as to draw the liquid in the container body. The depressible head assembly includes a depressible head for driving the pump unit to move in the top-bottom direction, and a biasing member abutting against the depressible head and the locking connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Well max Beauty Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Huei Wang
  • Patent number: 8757447
    Abstract: A fluid container spray device having a trigger lock mechanism with trigger tabs extending outwardly from the trigger and cleats extending inwardly from a moveable shroud. The cleats obstruct the tabs when the shroud is in a trigger lock position. A lever extending from beneath the shroud can be depressed, thereby moving the shroud from the trigger lock position to a trigger release position. The movement of the shroud to the trigger release position moves the connected cleats from their obstructive position to a position out of the trigger tabs' path of movement, thereby permitting use of the trigger to pump fluid from the container. The shroud is biased toward the trigger lock position. Thus, release of the container by the user restores the locked configuration, thereby preventing use by children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc., The Ohio State University
    Inventors: Carolina Gill, Blain Lilly, Thornton K. Lothrop, Scott Shim, Lara B. McKenzie, Kristin J. Roberts, Nicolas G. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8757446
    Abstract: A fluid supplying device of the present invention includes a reservoir, an outer tube, an inner tube disposed in the outer tube, a pressing rod, and a positioning handle. The outer tube disposed in the reservoir and is partially exposed outside the reservoir. The pressing rod is slidably disposed in the inner tube. The positioning handle is pivotably disposed to the reservoir and is able to altervatively abut against the pressing rod to prevent the pressing rod from moving. The reservoir forms a relief hole, and the positioning handle forms a through hole. When the pressing rod is restricted by the positioning handle, the relief hole is deviated from the through hole, and vice versa. Thereby, the present invention can prevent gas-leakage and prevent the pressing rod from bouncing up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cosda Manu Facturing Company
    Inventor: Lai-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8684235
    Abstract: A trigger-type liquid sprayer of the present invention is provided with a liquid sprayer body 2 having a nozzle 21 and a trigger lever 22 and a shroud 3 covering the liquid sprayer body 2 and sprays a liquid from a spray hole 211 in the nozzle 21 by a pulling operation of the trigger lever 22. The nozzle 21 is rotatable with respect to the liquid sprayer body 2 and provided so as to open/close a flow passage for the liquid according to a rotational position of the nozzle 21 when an operation lever 24 mounted on the nozzle 21 is rotationally moved, and an abutment portion 31 for positioning the nozzle 21 at a position where the flow passage is opened through abutment of the operation lever 24 is provided at the shroud 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Kao Corporation, Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Inaba, Takeshi Omi, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Takayuki Abe, Masayuki Nakamura, Hidesato Kizaki
  • Publication number: 20140084027
    Abstract: A spray head assembly includes a press head, a seal member, a push tube, a piston unit, a resilient member, a cylinder unit, a valve and a mount. The press head has an annular face and a first locking portion. The seal member has an inner tube portion and a water-proof portion. The push tube is connected to the press head and has a second locking portion. The cylinder unit has a piston and a main rod respectively connected to the push tube. The main rod has a seal part and the cylinder unit has a narrowed portion. When the press head is pressed, the first locking portion and the second locking portion are positioned and the press head is easily assembled. The narrowed portion and the seal part, and the top of the inner tube portion and the annular face are engaged with each other to prevent from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8672190
    Abstract: A spray head assembly includes a press head, a seal member, a push tube, a piston unit, a resilient member, a cylinder unit, a valve and a mount. The press head has an annular face and a first locking portion. The seal member has an inner tube portion and a water-proof portion. The push tube is connected to the press head and has a second locking portion. The cylinder unit has a piston and a main rod respectively connected to the push tube. The main rod has a seal part and the cylinder unit has a narrowed portion. When the press head is pressed, the first locking portion and the second locking portion are positioned and the press head is easily assembled. The narrowed portion and the seal part, and the top of the inner tube portion and the annular face are engaged with each other to prevent from leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8556126
    Abstract: A small hand-operated sprayer for spraying small volumes of content includes a main body coupled to a top of a container and a hand-operated pump mounted inside the main body to pump content out of the container through movement of a button mounted on top of the hand-operated pump. The button includes a vertical channel communicating with the hand-operated pump and a horizontal channel extending from the vertical channel, a spray nozzle mounted in the horizontal channel in the button, a trigger having one side at which a portion of the button including the spray nozzle is exposed and an opposite side rotatably coupled to the main body such that the trigger presses the button downward when a handle of the trigger is pulled and returns to an original position due to restoring force when the handle is released, and a locking device enabling or disabling operation of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Chong Woo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kee Lee
  • Publication number: 20130256338
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser head (T) for associating with a fluid dispenser member (P), such as a pump, the head (T) forming a dispenser duct (12) that communicates upstream with an outlet (S) of the dispenser member (P), and downstream with a dispenser orifice (31), the head (T) further including a shutter (2) for selectively closing the dispenser duct (12), the shutter (2) being movable in the duct (12) along a movement axis between a closed position and a dispensing position, the head (T) further including a thrust element (42) so as to thrust the shutter (2) towards its closed position, said dispenser head being characterized in that the thrust element (42) is movable substantially perpendicularly and tangentially to the movement axis of the shutter (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 8511514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pumping device of a fluid vessel that discharges a predetermined amount of contents, and more particularly, to a push button of a pumping device of a fluid vessel including a push panel having a push part capable of being pushed by applying force on an upper front surface; and a connection rod formed at a lower end of the push panel and including a pump pressing part pushed as the push part is pushed and a rotation part serving as a central axis of an operation of the pump pressing part as the push part is pushed, a distance between the push part and the rotation part being longer than that between the pump pressing part and the rotation part, and a pumping device of a fluid vessel using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: LG Household & Health Care Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Seung Lee, Yong Uk Choi
  • Patent number: 8505778
    Abstract: Manual piston pump having a lockable dispensing head, having a cylinder, an inner locking sleeve forming a cylindrical passage for a hollow piston rod, one end of this extending into a pump chamber of the cylinder and the other end carrying the dispensing head, which is provided with an outer shaft section. A spring presses the piston rod outwards in relation to the cylinder, into a rest position, and in opposition to the spring the piston rod may be lowered by pressing on the dispensing head to dispense substance. To block the dispensing head at least one projection can be placed in engagement with a recess, and the recess has a latching lug arranged on a resilient web articulatedly mounted at the end side and can be latched as a joining partner to the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Gisbert Welp
  • Publication number: 20130200106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic container having a release prevention device in which a vertical bar type stopper is applied to a release-prevention and locking device and a vertical panel type protrusion having teeth is installed to implement a stopper function, a release-prevention function, and a remaining liquid absorbing function. The cosmetic container includes a connector tube stuck to the inner wall of the cylinder, a hollow piston coupled with the lower end of the connector tube to support the connector tube, a release-preventing and locking device having a lower end to be inserted into the cylinder and allowing a screw-coupling of an upper outer side of the cosmetic container, and a push button coupled with the top of the release-preventing and locking device and pumping the hollow piston while up-and-down movements to pump the content in the cosmetic container out through an ejection hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: HANA CO., LTD
    Inventor: HANA CO., LTD
  • Publication number: 20130200107
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty compositions, has a dispensing head, which has a dispensing mouth, and with a reservoir and a dispenser head part. The dispensing head is movable relative to the dispenser head part from a dispensing stand-by position to a lowered position and vice versa. In order to design and develop a dispenser in such a way that the dispensing mouth is oriented without relative rotation or without at least substantial relative rotation with respect to the dispenser sleeve part when the dispensing head is extended, the dispenser head part moves the dispensing head in and out only axially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: RPC BRAMLAGE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 8490837
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser head for mounting on a fluid reservoir so as to constitute a dispenser. The head includes a fluid dispenser member with a body and a valve rod. A dispenser endpiece is rotatably mounted on the valve rod and a turning pusher is manually axially movable so as to move the dispenser endpiece and the valve rod. A transmission part is interposed between the endpiece and the pusher and secured to the pusher in axial movement. An actuator mechanism causes the endpiece and pusher to turn, but not the transmission part. The actuator mechanism moves the transmission part axially between a non-working, storage position and a working, actuation position, in such a manner as to cause the pusher to move axially. The part transmits directly and axially to the endpiece, any thrust force exerted on the pusher in the working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Sebastien Michaux, Alex Milian
  • Patent number: 8439230
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty substances has a dispensing head with a dispensing mouth, a supply chamber and a dispenser head part. The dispensing head can be displaced relative to the dispenser head part out of a dispensing-standby position into a lowered position and vice versa. It is possible for the dispensing head, as a result of being supported on a fixed dispenser part, to be extended or retracted relative to the fixed dispenser part when rotated by the dispenser head part. The dispenser head covers over a dispensing tube that communicates with the pumping chamber. In order to achieve a favorable configuration of the substance path during the extension and retraction of the dispensing head. The dispensing head, in the extended position, interacts in an aligned manner with the dispensing opening and, in the retracted position, interacts with a closed region of the dispensing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Hagen
  • Publication number: 20130105523
    Abstract: A fluid container spray device having a trigger lock mechanism with trigger tabs extending outwardly from the trigger and cleats extending inwardly from a moveable shroud. The cleats obstruct the tabs when the shroud is in a trigger lock position. A lever extending from beneath the shroud can be depressed, thereby moving the shroud from the trigger lock position to a trigger release position. The movement of the shroud to the trigger release position moves the connected cleats from their obstructive position to a position out of the trigger tabs' path of movement, thereby permitting use of the trigger to pump fluid from the container. The shroud is biased toward the trigger lock position. Thus, release of the container by the user restores the locked configuration, thereby preventing use by children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc., The Ohio State University
    Inventors: Carolina Gill, Blaine Lilly, Thornton K. Lothrop, Scott Shim, Lara B. McKenzie, Kristin J. Roberts, Nicolas G. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8403181
    Abstract: The invention provides a water-ingress-preventing mechanism for a lotion pump. The mechanism is mainly used for a lotion pump mounted on a container with a liquid therein and is able to effectively prevent foreign liquids from entering the container. According to one aspect of the invention, in the locking tube portion (13) of the press head (10) is formed at least one longitudinal slot (15) which extends upwards from the lower end edge of the locking tube portion over at least part of the length of the locking tube portion. The slot is disposed such that the upper end of the slot is at a position above the top surface (25) of the cylinder cover (20) when the press head is pressed down to and at the lower stop position of its press stroke with respect to the cylinder cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Yaowu Ding
  • Publication number: 20130026186
    Abstract: A fluid dispersion device including a housing defining a reservoir for storing contents therein, the housing defining a plurality of detents; a cap coaxial with and rotatably coupled to the housing, the cap defining a plurality of tabs releasably engageable with the detents and a pair of depressible locator elements operable to disengage the tabs from the detents; an actuator coaxial with and longitudinally movable with respect to the housing to dispense the contents, the actuator including a nozzle extending outward beyond when the cap is in a first position, and permits movement of the nozzle when the cap is in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Walter Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20120292344
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser head including a fluid dispenser member; a dispenser endpiece that is connected to a nozzle via a duct; a pusher that is manually and axially movable down and up so as to move the dispenser endpiece, in such a manner as to dispense fluid; and a rotary control hoop for moving the pusher axially between a storage position and an actuatable position. The head further includes axial guide for guiding the pusher axially without turning about its own axis; and rotary cam that is turned by the control hoop, the pusher being in engagement with the cam so as to urge the pusher in axial movement, without any turning component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventors: Romain Bertin, Sébastien Michaux
  • Patent number: 8292124
    Abstract: A discharge device for a housing, an actuation handle, a transport device for transporting a liquid medium through a discharge opening, and a blocking device to restrict movement of the handle relative to the housing. The blocking device comprises at least one ratchet that can be moved wherein it does not hinder the movement of the actuation handle wherein it restricts the movement of the actuation handle relative to the housing, at least one blocking handle movable in response to application of force, and at least one thrust member through which the blocking handle is operably coupled to the ratchet, whereby the thrust member is connected to the blocking handle and to the ratchet such that the application of force enables the ratchet to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Christiane Guenther
  • Patent number: 8287959
    Abstract: A syringe tip assembly comprising a seal component configured to engage a syringe tip, a nozzle configured to slidably engage with the seal component, and a biasing member configured to apply a biasing pressure between the seal component and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 8210394
    Abstract: A toy water shooter includes a water chamber, a nozzle, a piston movable within the water chamber, a trigger for moving the piston against water in the water chamber for emission via the nozzle, an anchoring mechanism interacting with the trigger and the piston for preventing movement of the piston against water in the water chamber upon initial user-application of force to the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys (H.K.) Co., Limited
    Inventor: Chor-Ming Ma
  • Patent number: 8152026
    Abstract: Provided is a nozzle retractable dispenser which includes a container (20); a cylinder (22); a piston (24); a pressing member (28); an elastic unit (30); a pumping button (36), in which a button portion (32) is formed at the upper portion of the pressing member (28), and a nozzle (34) communicating with the communication hole (26) is protruded in a lateral direction of the pressing member (28); and a cover member (40). Here, the pumping button (36) goes slidingly forward and backward with respect to the pressing member (28) at the state where the pumping button (36) has been elastically supported by the elastic unit (30), so as to be withdrawn and retracted in the lateral direction of the container (20). Accordingly, the nozzle can be withdrawn in a sufficient length in the lateral direction of a container during use, by a simple operation of slidingly manipulating the pumping button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Yonwoo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joong Hyun Ki
  • Patent number: 8113832
    Abstract: According to one broad aspect of one embodiment of the present invention, disclosed herein is a hand held oral irrigation device having a tip for dispensing fluids. In one example, an oral irrigation device includes a body portion, and a reservoir for storing fluids, wherein the body and/or the reservoir define a first major diameter at a lower end of the oral irrigation device, and define a second major diameter at an upper end of the oral irrigation device, the first major diameter being larger than the second major diameter. In this example, by providing such a geometry for the device, a user can grasp the device with one hand about the second major diameter during use. In another example, the body includes a pump for pumping fluids from the reservoir to the tip, wherein the pump includes an inlet valve and an outlet valve, the inlet valve including a reed valve made of flexible fabric material. The outlet valve may also include a reed valve made of flexible fabric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford J. Snyder, Gary L. Sokol, Roberta L. Callaghan
  • Publication number: 20120024899
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser head for mounting on a fluid reservoir so as to constitute a dispenser, the head comprising: a fluid dispenser member comprising a body and a valve rod; a dispenser endpiece that is rotatably mounted on the valve rod; and a turning pusher so as to move the dispenser endpiece and the valve rod; the head further comprising: a transmission part that is interposed between the endpiece and the pusher, the part being secured to the pusher in axial movement; and actuator means that cause the endpiece and the pusher to turn, but not the transmission part, the actuator means moving the transmission part axially between a non-working, storage position and a working, actuation position, in such a manner as to cause the pusher to move axially, the part transmitting directly and axially to the endpiece, any thrust force exerted on the pusher in the working position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventors: Sebastien Michaux, Alex Milian
  • Publication number: 20120018456
    Abstract: A dispenser head (1) comprises a main body (2), an arm (60) hinged to the main body (2) and pumping means. The pumping means comprise a main cylinder (12), a sliding piston (16), dispensing means sensitive to pressure. The arm (60) is hinged to the main body (2) in a hinging portion (60b) distanced radially from the body axis (X), straddling the body axis (X) and transmitting an axial translation movement to the piston (16) by means of an elastically yielding element (30). A removable lock or tab can be included as a safety means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: GUALA DISPENSING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Publication number: 20110297700
    Abstract: The present invention is a unit (1, Ia) for dispensing fluids (L) suited to be applied to a container, and comprises: a hollow body (2) defining a suction/compression chamber (3) for a fluid (L), provided with a suction duct (4) for the fluid (L), to which a piston (5) is slidingly coupled, wherein said piston (5) can be moved from a first lower position to a second upper position; valve means (19) suited to regulate the flow of the fluid (L) from the suction duct (4) into the suction/compression chamber (3) and to regulate its outflow towards a communication duct (Ha) in hydraulic communication with an outlet duct (1 ib) of the device; locking means (16) that can be activated by the user to lock the piston (5) in one of the lower and upper positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 7984830
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device has a reservoir, a pump, a dispensing outlet, an actuator, and a removable cap. The actuator is integrally formed with the dispensing outlet in at least one embodiment. The cap has detents that project from the cap. The actuator is blocked from actuating by a blocking flange that is integrally connected with the dispensing outlet. The detents from the cap bend the blocking flange so that the reservoir can not move in relation to the dispensing outlet when the cap is in a closed position. When the cap is removed, the detents no longer bend the blocking flange, and the actuator can then move the reservoir in relation to the dispensing outlet and affect dispensation. In at least one embodiment the actuator is not axially aligned with the dispensing outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Tebro S.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Stradella
  • Publication number: 20110174840
    Abstract: A dispenser pump is disclosed of the moveable-nozzle type, arranged for sealing a vent path in the extended position of the pump plunger. A pump body includes an internal collar formed at the lower end of a tubular insert, through which the vent path passes. This collar has a seal portion. The plunger has a complementary seal portion which makes a guided and fitting engagement with the collar seal portion. One or both of the plunger seal portion and the collar seal portion is formed as an annular taper, so that the seal portions are guided into close engagement with one another. Plunger lock-down formations are constructed to engage at the bottom of the body insert and remain below the top opening of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Robert Law, David John Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20110155764
    Abstract: A small hand-operated sprayer for spraying small volumes of content is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Chung Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 7942291
    Abstract: A manually operated trigger sprayer has an integral plastic spring and pump piston rod that are connected by a breakable connection, whereby the spring and piston rod can be assembled to the trigger sprayer as one piece and are subsequently broken into two separate pieces in response to their assembly to the trigger sprayer, or subsequent manual operation of the trigger sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar Inc.
    Inventor: Donald D. Foster
  • Patent number: 7931172
    Abstract: A pump dispenser includes a tube seat engaged in a rotating lid of the lotion bottle; a pump arranged on a bottom of the tube seat for drawing the lotion unilaterally; a through hole arranged in the tube seat and communicated with the pump; a pipe movably received in the through hole to be configured for guiding the lotion in the pump; a press head placed over an opening of the pipe exposed out of the top of the through hole to be configured for guiding the lotion in the pipe out; at least one upper trapezoidal body opening upwards and at least one lower trapezoidal body opening downwards arranged on the inner surface of the through hole; and at least one protrusion arranged on the outer surface of the pipe. The protrusion moves into or out of the bottom of the lower trapezoidal body by rotating the head press for preventing or permitting the press head from moving upwards such that the lotion bottle is convenient to be carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Roy Kuo
  • Publication number: 20110062186
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device including a pump for dispensing the fluid; a first arm referred to as the “main” arm, mounted to pivot on the device about an axis referred to as the “main” axis, which arm has a press zone on which the user exerts pressure in order to actuate the pump; and a second arm, referred to as the “intermediate” arm, mounted to pivot on the main arm about an axis, referred to as the “intermediate” axis, this axis being disposed on the main arm between the press zone and the main axis, and the intermediate arm being configured to transmit the movement of the press zone to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Xavier Julia, Gaetan Painchaud, Julien Brand, Gilles Besoin
  • Patent number: 7882984
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a fluid or pasty product includes a dispensing member fixed to a container including a neck and a cap, about the dispensing member, wherein the neck includes a ramp and an edge of the cap includes a ramp, the ramps being mutually mobile in rotation between a dispensing position wherein the dispensing member can be actuated and a locking position wherein the ramps prevent the dispensing member from being actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Nouvel Oeuvre
    Inventors: Cedric Francois, Laurent Fontaine
  • Patent number: 7874461
    Abstract: A cosmetic receptacle includes: a button locking part including a locking operation pipe assembled with an outer surface of an upper end of the outer receptacle so as to rotate respective to the outer receptacle and a stopping protuberance protruding from an inner surface of the upper end of the outer receptacle, a locking operation groove being formed at the locking operation pipe, the locking operation groove including a lock keeping groove arranged at an upper area of the locking operation groove along a horizontal direction, a release keeping groove arranged at a lower area of the locking operation groove along a horizontal direction, and an elevation guide groove connecting the lock keeping groove with the release keeping groove in a linear direction, and a shoulder part including a stopper groove formed on the shoulder part along a longitudinal direction and an elevation leading protuberance formed at an outer surface of the shoulder part, the shoulder part being installed in such a manner that the stop
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Taesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Dong Bae
  • Publication number: 20100320237
    Abstract: One embodiment is a dispensing apparatus including a dispensing head for a fluid, wherein the dispensing head comprises an actuator, a pump mechanism and a locking member. The actuator is movable relative to the pump mechanism from a lock position to a first pump position and moveable relative to the pump mechanism between a first pump position and a second pump position for actuating said pump mechanism. The dispensing apparatus is configurable into a locked configuration, in which the actuator is in the lock position and in which the locking member is braced between the actuator and the pump mechanism to prevent movement of the actuator from the lock position, and an unlocked configuration in which the locking member allows movement of the actuator from the lock position, and wherein the dispensing head is adapted to revert from the unlocked configuration when the actuator is returned to the lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ACCREDIT INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Balbir Raj, Matthew Rose
  • Patent number: 7854351
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for locking an axially mobile actuating and freely rotating head of a pump whereof the body is mounted on the neck of a reservoir of liquid product via a connecting socket. The invention is characterized in that it comprises an intercalated ring mounted on top of the pump body and whereof the inner side wall is provided with at least one longitudinal guiding groove capable of receiving, through rotation of the head, at least one rib bone by an inner coaxial sleeve integral with the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Bougamont
  • Patent number: 7850046
    Abstract: A nebuliser micro-pump (1) provided with an element (2) for covering and triggering its dispensing push-button (3), has an elongated body (5) with central axis (x), whereon is mounted a dispensing push-button complete with a tube (4) for orienting the spray, rotatable around the axis. The element has a lower fixed half-shell (12) integral with the elongated body and a lower half-shell (17) movable around a hinging axis (y) that is perpendicular to the central axis and offset relative thereto at the opposite side from the tube. The upper half-shell has a protuberance (20) acting on the dispensing push-button in the rotation of the movable half-shell relative to the fixed half-shell according to the arrow (W). The half-shells (12, 17) have respective through openings (15, 23) wherefrom simultaneously projects the tube in two angular positions, one non operative and the other one operative for the micro-pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Emsar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Lamberto Carta
  • Publication number: 20100276454
    Abstract: A trigger sprayer may include a rotatable nozzle to facilitate the discharge of liquid from the nozzle in any desired direction and may also include a locking mechanism for preventing activation of the trigger sprayer. The trigger sprayer may also fit within the footprint of a container to which the trigger sprayer is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CALMAR, INC.
    Inventors: Alejandro Espinoza, George R. Hildebrand, Steven L. Sweeton
  • Patent number: 7802701
    Abstract: Current designs of dispensers often do not allow for proper ventilation. Additionally, current designs often do not permit proper liquid sealing during shipment. The disclosed apparatus can overcome these shortcomings. This foam dispenser comprises a container, a cylinder device, a collar connected to the cylinder device, the collar operably connecting the container with the cylinder device, and a seal located on the collar, wherein the seal expands under compression to a locked position to create an airtight and liquid tight seal substantially preventing air and liquid from entering or exiting the cylinder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Rowshan Jahan, David VanZuilen
  • Patent number: 7775402
    Abstract: A dispensing container with a pump includes a neck, a manual pump of a push-down type disposed in the neck, a push-down head fitted to the top of the pump, and a cap having an attaching cylinder fitted around the neck. A rotary cylinder is disposed on the outside of the attaching cylinder coaxially on central axis. A cover cylinder having a cover wall is disposed coaxially between the attaching cylinder and the rotary cylinder in a manner capable of going up and down under the condition that an elevating system has been established with the attaching cylinder and the rotary cylinder by the rotary movement of the rotary attachment. The cover cylinder is disposed so the push-down head is exposed out of the cover cylinder at its lower-limit position and cannot be pushed down at the upper-limit position of the cover cylinder to prevent contents from being erroneously discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignees: The Procter and Gamble Company, Yoshino Kogyosho Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masumi Yoshida, Chiaki Kamimura, Tsutomu Kobayashi