Pump Or Pulsator Casing Within Supply Container Patents (Class 222/385)
  • Patent number: 11325144
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a trigger-type pump dispenser that makes it possible to prevent an out-of-nozzle squirting phenomenon that occurs at a final stage of sucking up of liquid out of a vessel into a cylinder. [Solution] A trigger-type pump dispenser A includes a handle structure 1, a nozzle base structure 2 attached to the handle structure 1, a trigger 3, a cylinder structure 4, a cap 5 by which the cylinder structure 4 is held down and attached to the mouth of a vessel, a piston structure 6 that slides inside the cylinder structure 4, an inverted-mortar-shaped lip 61 formed in the piston structure 6, a spring 7 that springs the piston structure 6, a valve case 8 attached to the nozzle base structure 2, a mortar-shaped valve seat 81 formed in the valve case 8, a leak valve 9, attached to a bottom part of the cylinder structure 4, that has a bulging portion 91 at a tip thereof, a first valve FV, and a second valve SV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuaki Shazuki
  • Patent number: 11297983
    Abstract: A countertop foam dispenser has a spout made of a spout extension front housing and a spout extension rear housing. The spout includes a spout nozzle with a spout opening. A spout mounting shaft is mounted to the spout at a mounting shaft bracket. A mixer pump housing has a spout retainer latch. The mixer pump housing houses a mixer pump. The mixer pump includes a motor. A retainer notch is formed on the lower portion of the spout. The retainer notch is configured to engage the spout retainer latch. A bottle contains liquid soap. The bottle has a connection to the mixer pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Bai
  • Patent number: 11234563
    Abstract: A countertop foam dispenser has a spout made of a spout extension front housing and a spout extension rear housing. The spout includes a spout nozzle with a spout opening. A spout mounting shaft is mounted to the spout at a mounting shaft bracket. A mixer pump housing has a spout retainer latch. The mixer pump housing houses a mixer pump. The mixer pump includes a motor. A retainer notch is formed on the lower portion of the spout. The retainer notch is configured to engage the spout retainer latch. A bottle contains liquid soap. The bottle has a connection to the mixer pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Bai
  • Patent number: 11014109
    Abstract: A pump dispenser has a deformable pump chamber constituted by first and second part-chambers each having a respective resiliently deformable faceted chamber wall and a connecting conduit communicating between them. They may be moulded in one piece and require no separate restoring spring. The first and second part-chambers may be disposed in line between a pump body providing an inlet valve from a container and a movable actuator cap providing a valved outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Simon Christopher Knight
  • Patent number: 10674864
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a cooking device which provides even heat to a food item both inside and out. In one example, a system may include a ceramic cooking device comprising a body coupled to a tubular neck which functions as a heat absorber and refilling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Slavisa Trtic
  • Patent number: 10590921
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lubricant supply device, including at least a first housing section forming a reservoir for a lubricant, a second housing section including a feed pump for feeding the lubricant from the reservoir to a lubricant outlet and a motor driving at least the feed pump, the motor being arranged in the first housing section forming the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SKF Lubrication Systems Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Kreutzkaemper, Jan Ruiter, Andreas Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 10588438
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is provided. The fluid dispenser (1) having a dispensing mechanism (9) for pumping fluid, such as cooking oil, from a storing compartment (2) into a metering compartment (3), and a reflux mechanism (10) for allowing the fluid pumped into the metering compartment (3) to flow back into the storing compartment (2), such that accurate metering of fluid can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KING'S FLAIR MARKETING LIMITED
    Inventor: Siu Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 10562053
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid dispensing device that includes: a piston chamber; a piston that is moveable within the piston chamber to pressurize a liquid to be dispensed; a nozzle with a defined throughput for dispensing the liquid; an outlet valve having a defined minimum opening pressure arranged between the piston chamber and the nozzle; and a prime valve for priming the device, where the prime valve may be mechanically operable and may be arranged on or in the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dispensing Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Maas, Paulo Nervo
  • Patent number: 10493476
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a body having a an exterior surface, an interior surface, a first chamber, a first opening in fluid communication with the first chamber and extending through the body, a second opening in fluid communication with the first chamber and extending through the body, a first valve and a second valve disposed on the body, the valves having a closed and an open configuration, and an actuator disposed at least partially within the first chamber. The actuator may be configured to increase and decrease pressure in the first chamber such that the first valve and the second valve change from their respective closed configurations to their respective open configurations and from their respective open configurations to their respective closed configurations. When in the closed configuration, flow through the valves is impeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenneth Micnerski
  • Patent number: 10286262
    Abstract: A device, method and kit for replacing the lid and brush assembly of a conventional golf ball washer to easily convert it to an eco-friendly item washing device is provided. The invention involves a top having an insert sized to fit on top of the head of the conventional golf ball washer and having a pump assembly releasably secured thereon. The lid/brush assembly of the conventional washer is removed and the contaminated water of the head is drained and a cleaning solution is poured therein. The invention is then positioned on top of the head and releasably secured thereon. The invention includes a nest to receive a “dirty” golf ball therein. When placed in the nest, the user activates a pump to dispense the cleaning solution directly onto the ball or other golf item, in a limited delivery of cleaning solution to the dirty item to reduce waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Vincent G. Yost
  • Patent number: 10239655
    Abstract: A quantitative pressing structure is disclosed herein. It comprises a pressing structure; an assembling seat disposed on the pressing structure for assembling at an opening of a container; a piston tube disposed at a bottom of the assembling seat and comprising a piston having a piston rod accommodated therein; a lid disposed at a top of the piston tube and having an outer casing protruded thereon and correspondingly disposed on a periphery of the piston rod, wherein an upper end of the piston rod of the piston penetrates the lid; a pressing portion disposed at a top of the piston rod; and a plurality of limiting kits having different heights for limiting a pressing down degree of the pressing portion, wherein each of the plurality of limiting kits has a slot for assembling on the outer casing of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Tsai-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10220400
    Abstract: A push pump dispenser injects liquid within a cylinder portion from a nozzle portion by pushing down the finger putting portion located above a grip portion in a state where the grip portion has been grasped by a user. A finger abutting portion of the grip portion is located behind a power point of the finger putting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tada
  • Patent number: 10144023
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a cosmetic product may include a container configured to hold a volume of cosmetic product, the container having a closed lower end and an open upper end, a pump assembly disposed at least partially within the open upper end of the container, and a tip connected to the pump assembly, the tip having an outlet for dispensing the cosmetic product. The pump assembly and tip may be configured such that manually tilting the tip actuates the pump assembly to deliver a portion of the volume of cosmetic product to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Denis Pierre Maurin, Jeremy Wilson, Xiaojun Huang, Armando Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10125763
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of drywall mud pumps and a bracket to facilitate use of an extended height (taller) drywall pump in a drywall mud bucket. A support system removably coupled to the upper edge of a bucket containing drywall mud supports a drywall pump which extends vertically well above the upper edge of the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Columbia Taping Tools, Ltd.
    Inventors: Elliot St. James, Aaron St. James
  • Patent number: 10046349
    Abstract: A pump dispenser includes a housing, a piston structure, a spring, a trigger and a valve. The housing has a front cylinder part and a rear inverted-L-shaped grip part that are integrally formed, a nozzle base that is attached to the housing and that has a front nozzle part mounted thereon. The piston structure is configured of a hollow-shaped piston and a hollow-shaped piston shaft and that slides inside the cylinder part. The spring presses the piston structure upward. The trigger is positioned above the housing, has a front tip rotatably mounted on the housing, and has a mid part where a tip of the hollow-shaped piston shaft abuts. The valve rod is disposed at a center part of the cylinder part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CANYON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tada, Mitsuaki Shaduki
  • Patent number: 10047909
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid supply system that can suppress a functional decline of relief valves and improve cooling efficiency. The system includes a sealed container (110), a pump (120) disposed in a cryogenic liquid (L) contained inside the sealed container (110) and driven by a linear actuator (130), a first conduit (K1) for directing the cryogenic liquid (L) pumped out by the pump (120) to a cooled device (300) provided outside the sealed container (110), a second conduit (K2) for returning the cryogenic liquid (L) from the cooled device (300) into the sealed container (110), and a relief valve (170) that is connected to the first conduit (K1) within the sealed container (110) and releases the cryogenic liquid (L) into the sealed container (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Mori, Kiyotaka Furuta
  • Patent number: 10022738
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a reservoir (1) including a neck (12); a dispenser member (2) that is mounted in the neck (10), the dispenser member (2) being provided with a dip tube (23); and a cover tube (5) that surrounds said dip tube (23); the fluid dispenser device being characterized in that, in the proximity of its connection top end (52), said cover tube (5) includes at least one vent (55) having a total flow section (St) that presents a size that is sufficient to enable the fluid to rise in the cover tube (5) while the cover tube is being inserted quickly into the fluid reservoir (1) in the filled state, without being significantly disturbed by the air that is evacuated from the cover tube (5) through said at least one vent (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Florent Pouliaude, Emmanuel Vilain
  • Patent number: 9903359
    Abstract: A vale unit includes a valve frame and two valve plates. The valve frame defines a valve opening. The valve plates are formed with protrusions. Each of the valve plates has a connecting end that is formed with a notch. The connecting ends are connected to each other. The protrusions protrude from peripheries of the notches. Each of the protrusions has a contact end. The contact ends cooperatively define a gap therebetween. The valve plates are co-rotatable about an axis between a closed position, in which the valve plates substantially close the valve opening, and an opening position, in which the valve plates open the valve opening. The gap has a width varying in response to co-rotation of the valve plates between the opening position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: National Taiwan Ocean University
    Inventors: Chau-Chang Chou, Te-Chun Wu, Wen-Jin Cherng
  • Patent number: 9850888
    Abstract: A pneumatically powered pump for liquid color adapted to fit partially within a liquid color container having a body portion of the pump within the liquid color container adapted to be mounted on the underside of the container lid and being a single piece of molded plastic overlying an aperture in the container lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Stephen B. Maguire
  • Patent number: 9848644
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element is formed of a carbon or graphite foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Susan E. Plunkett, David B. Kane
  • Patent number: 9545489
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a medium is disclosed. The device comprises an elongated body including a chamber for containing a medium and an outlet through which the medium exits the device into an oral or nasal opening. A dispensing system selectively places the chamber and the outlet in communication, causing medium to flow out of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Turner, Brian Hack, Richard L. Miller
  • Patent number: 9266168
    Abstract: An injection head structure of a die casting machine contains: a base including a first inlet and a plunger rod. The base also includes a through hole, a head block having an outlet, and a neck having a guiding hole. The plunger rod is mounted in the through hole and includes a receiving groove, a second inlet, and a feeding orifice. The through hole of the base has an inner conical face formed around an inner wall thereof; the plunger rod includes an outer conical face arranged around an inner wall thereof, such that when the plunger rod is inserted into the through hole of the base, the inner conical face of the base contacts with the outer conical face of the plunger rod so that the base engages with the plunger rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Huilong Li
  • Patent number: 9266132
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a fluid product by using a dispensing bottle which includes a rigid body in which a reservoir for packaging the fluid product is formed and a device for taking off the packaged fluid product that is mounted sealingly on the body, the body also being equipped with a valve for filling the reservoir, the method, prior to the initial filling of the reservoir with fluid product, making provision for putting the empty reservoir in communication with an air suction device and activating the device in order to create a negative pressure inside the reservoir; subsequently effecting the initial filling of the reservoir by putting a product source in sealed communication with the reservoir by means of the valve; dispensing the packaged fluid product by actuating the take-off device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ALBÉA LE TREPORT S.A.S
    Inventors: Pierre Dumont, Jean-Luc Marcel Octau, Emmanuel Mauduit
  • Patent number: 9101948
    Abstract: Dispensing support for use with an associated brick-type package, the brick-type package presenting a parallelepiped shape for its bottom and side panels and a gable top panel with a pour spout attached thereto. The dispensing support comprises a parallelepiped sleeve, the sleeve being divided in two parts attached together by a hinge, so that the sleeve can be opened and the associated brick-type package can be inserted inside. The dispensing support presents an upwardly projecting spout extending from the top wall of the parallelepiped sleeve, the spout being off-center on the top wall of the sleeve so as to engage the pour spout at the gable top panel of the brick-type package when the package is introduced in the dispensing support with its gable top compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Baron, Steve Robbins
  • Patent number: 9050431
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a medium is disclosed. The device comprises an elongated body including a chamber for containing a medium and an outlet through which the medium exits the device into an oral or nasal opening. A dispensing system selectively places the chamber and the outlet in communication, causing medium to flow out of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Jeffrey Turner
    Inventors: Jeffrey Turner, Brian Hack, Richard L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8839989
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for defining a PWM drive signal having a defined voltage potential. The PWM drive signal has a plurality of “on” portions and a plurality of “off” portions that define a first duty cycle for regulating, at least in part, a flow rate of a pump assembly. At least a portion of the “on” portions of the PWM drive signal are pulse width modulated to define a second duty cycle for the at least a portion of the “on” portions of the PWM drive signal. The second duty cycle regulates, at least in part, the percentage of the defined voltage potential applied to the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Russell Herbert Beavis, James Jason Dattolo
  • Publication number: 20140239021
    Abstract: A pump dispenser is arranged for dispensing solidous material under a manually-developed pressure, with the dispenser being capable of pumping and mechanically agitating the solidous material in a storage container. The resultant dispensed solidous fluid is provided with more consistent suspended solid concentrations with greater solid particle distribution homogeneity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ZHEJIANG JM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tu Xufeng
  • 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: 8783513
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes a flow control device configured to regulate a first ingredient. A pump module is configured to be coupled to a supply of a second ingredient. A controller is configured to provide a first control signal to the flow control device for controlling the supply of a first quantity of the first ingredient based upon, at least in part, a predetermined recipe. The controller is further configured to provide a second control signal to the pump module for controlling the supply of a first quantity of the second ingredient based upon, at least in part, the predetermined recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Russell H. Beavis, Benjamin W. Jones, John M. Kerwin, Larry B. Gray, Casey P. Manning, Felix Winkler, Robert A. Charles
  • Patent number: 8739839
    Abstract: A refillable travel dispenser having a fluid reservoir (1) including a top end that forms a neck (21), and a bottom end that forms a filling orifice (22) that is closed by a valve member (4); a pump (5) mounted on the top end of the reservoir (1); and a pusher mounted on the pump so as to actuate it. The reservoir (1) defines two internal compartments (C1, C2) that communicate with each other via an upper passage (31) situated in the proximity of the top end of the reservoir, and a lower passage (44) that is situated in the proximity of the bottom end of the reservoir, the valve member (4) being movable between a rest first seat (23) that closes the orifice (22) of the reservoir and a filling second seat (34) that closes the lower passage (44) during a filling step for filling the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Patrick Muller
  • Patent number: 8695896
    Abstract: A re-fillable liquid spray dispenser useful as a fragrance atomizer includes a re-filling valve apparatus that is cooperative with a discharge nozzle of a liquid reservoir. A main chamber into which liquid may be filled in the spray dispenser is cyclically vented in unison with liquid injection through the re-filling valve apparatus. In this way, the liquid spray dispenser is accurately and efficiently vented during a liquid filling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang JM Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xufeng Tu
  • Patent number: 8678243
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a component for a fluid dispenser which defines a dosing chamber for a piston member to stroke in and has an end adapted for engaging a fluid outlet of the fluid dispenser or a seal which overlies the fluid outlet to selectively close and open the fluid outlet or seal. Other aspects are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Glaxo Group Limited, MeadWestVaco Calmar GmbH
    Inventors: James Terence Collins, Thomas Franz Paul Gratzfeld, Heiko Harms, Werner Hertrampf, Richard David Lintern, Gerdhard Niebecker, Allen John Pearson, Paul Kenneth Rand, Karl Heinz Waitz, Karl Gisbert Welp
  • Patent number: 8672192
    Abstract: A push-type nozzle assembly includes a main tube, a valve, a suction unit and a push unit. The suction unit includes a push rod, a connection rod, a block and a seal sleeve. A spring is mounted between the seal sleeve and the push rod. The spring provides a force to move the block and the connection rod back and forth between the closed position and an open position. Because the spring is located outside of the push rod, the spring does directly contact the liquid which is avoided from being chemically changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ya-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8672191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hand-operated spray pump configured to discharge a predetermined amount of content upon pressing a button and to suction a residual portion of the content in an end of a nozzle after discharging the content, the hand-operated spray pump including a housing forming the external appearance of the pump, a housing cap configured to seal the internal space of the housing from the outside, the closure configured to mount a container containing content in the housing, the closure being integrally formed with the housing cap, a stem configured to move upward and downward while being connected to the lower end of the button, the shaft configured to move upward and downward along the inside of the housing cap while being coupled to the outside of the stem, a piston configured to move upward and downward along the inner wall of the housing, a compression spring provided between a side protrusion formed at the upper end of the shaft at the side of the shaft and the housing cap, an opening and closin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Chong Woo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 8636482
    Abstract: A submersible turbine pump (STP) comprising a manifold, a yoke assembly including a yoke sleeve integrally connected to the manifold, and a packer removably secured to the manifold is provided. The manifold includes an electrical cavity that receives electrical wiring from an external source. The yoke sleeve has a hollow interior and is integrally connected to manifold, and a first end of the yoke sleeve is within the electrical cavity. The packer includes a chamber having a yoke sleeve inlet port and an electrical conduit inlet port. The yoke sleeve inlet port receives a second end of the yoke sleeve extending from the manifold, and the electrical conduit inlet port receives an electrical conduit extending from a pump within an underground storage tank. The electrical wiring passes from the electrical cavity to the chamber through the yoke sleeve and then to the pump through the electrical conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Veeder-Root Company
    Inventor: Richard Dolson
  • Publication number: 20140001211
    Abstract: The invention provides a wall mounted dispenser configured for use with mouthwash and oral rinses, providing consumers with a neat and efficient means of dispensing measured doses of mouthwash in a container that is easily accessible. The Mouthwash Dispenser is comprised of an ample reservoir with an internally contained drainage pump and external spout or nozzle through which mouthwash is dispensed into a disposable cup or water glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sean Thomas, Alexander Taddeo
  • Patent number: 8579157
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is provided. The dispenser includes a reservoir for storing the fluid to be dispensed, an outlet for dispensing the fluid, a pump in the reservoir for pumping the fluid to the outlet, a motor external of the reservoir, and a coupling magnetically transferring a force generated by the motor to the pump for operating the pump for pumping the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Branko Bem, Dikran Babikian, Robert A. Riccomini, Amelia Ngai
  • Patent number: 8573448
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lotion pump, comprises: a nozzle head; a plunger connected with the nozzle head, in which an upper one-way valve is disposed; a container cap which is engaged with a mouth of a bottle; a housing, its upper end is connected to the container cap, and on its lower end there is a lower one-way valve; and a spring, its lower end abuts against the bottom of the housing, and its upper end abuts against the head of the plunger; characterized in that, the diameter of an upper portion of the plunger is larger than that of a lower portion of the plunger, thereby a step is formed at the position where the diameter is changed, said step forms a valve seat for said upper one-way valve. The lotion pump of the present invention can be realized by a very simple structure, minimum parts and a very low manufacturing cost. While greatly increasing the productivity, it can obtain good sealing and leak-proof performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yaowu Ding
  • Patent number: 8534506
    Abstract: A dispenser pack for a free-flowing medium includes a metering pump, a container that is tightly connected to said metering pump and that can be ventilated by the pump, and a closing cap. The free-flowing medium within the container is enclosed by a bag made of a flexible material with an upper aperture rim of the bag being tightly connected in one part/piece to a wall of the container, and a space between the inside of the container wall and the outside of the bag being at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Seaquist Perfect Dispensing GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Bohnisch, Bernhard Jasper
  • Patent number: 8517225
    Abstract: A manually operated personal care pump, wherein a twisting motion is converted into a linear displacement that compresses the fluid in the accumulator. Pumps of this type may typically dispense between about 30 and 1000 ?L of product per dose. The removal of the conventional button actuator at the top of the pump, allows the aesthetic intent of the design of the package to be carried all the way to the top of the package. It also, enables the top of the pump to serve as a customizable product applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventor: Francis Corbellini
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8444017
    Abstract: A pump-equipped container (10) includes a tubular container body (11) that is made of a sheet material having flexibility and a pump device (13) that includes a pump body (15) and a nozzle portion (14). A one-end section of the container body is closed off, and the pump device (13) is attached to the other-end section of the container body. The pump body (15) has an outer-circumferential-surface section (16) that comes into close contact with an inner circumferential surface of the other-end section (11b) of the container body (11). The pump device (13) is attached to the other-end section (11b) of the container body (11) in such a state that the outer-circumferential-surface section (16) is covered with the container body (11) by being brought into close contact with the inner circumferential surface of the other-end section (11b) of the container body (11). The container body (11) is formed using a sheet material having a gas barrier property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Kao Corporation, Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Chiba, Yoshinori Inagawa, Junko Kikkawa, Takaharu Tasaki
  • Patent number: 8376190
    Abstract: A foam pump dispenser that has a prevention function against any reverse flow is disclosed, which comprises an air guide which is engaged at a lower side of the air and liquid mixing chamber of the piston cover member; a liquid leakage prevention spring which is located between the piston cover member and the piston member; and a liquid leakage prevention valve which is covered on the upper side of the liquid compression piston. The foam pump dispenser with the above construction is able to prevent a leakage of liquid, and is able to obtain a reliable fixed supply of air in a pump dispenser designed to properly mix liquid such as foaming cleanser, foam hand soap, shave foam, and hair mousse, etc. with air and to pump out in a foam shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Hee Jin Choi, Yu Kwang Oh, Won hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8322570
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes a flow control device configured to regulate a first ingredient. A pump module is configured to be coupled to a supply of a second ingredient. A controller is configured to provide a first control signal to the flow control device for controlling the supply of a first quantity of the first ingredient based upon, at least in part, a predetermined recipe. The controller is further configured to provide a second control signal to the pump module for controlling the supply of a first quantity of the second ingredient based upon, at least in part, the predetermined recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Russell Beavis, Benjamin W. Jones, John M. Kerwin, Larry B. Gray, Casey Patrick Manning, Felix Winkler, Robert A. Charles
  • Patent number: 8308029
    Abstract: A dispenser has a reservoir to hold a fluid, in at least one embodiment a viscous cosmetic, with a pump and a set of groove protrusions attached integrally. The dispenser fits within an outer casing that houses the reservoir and has a set of grooved passages with a flat upper section, a flat lower section, and a slope in between which seat the set of groove protrusions. The dispenser is raised and lowered within the outer casing with a hollow rotating body that has a set of straight grooves that simultaneously seat the set of groove protrusions so that when the hollow rotating body is twisted on top of the outer casing, the dispenser can move up or down. The hollow rotating body also has a notch to seat a button and nozzle actuating top when the dispenser is rotated to its lowest position. When the button and nozzle are depressed, fluid is dispensed through the nozzle. More or less fluid is dispensed depending on how high the dispenser is raised with respect to the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Yonwoo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joong Hyun Ki
  • Patent number: 8286838
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a device identified as a slip ring collar retainer for fragrance bottles which prevents undesired leakage of fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: LF Beauty
    Inventor: Dennis Preteroti
  • Patent number: 8257052
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for driving an electromagnet for operating a pump. The electromagnet includes a primary winding and a moving element that is attracted within the primary winding when an energizing current is higher than a first threshold value. The moving element lets a liquid dose into an external hydraulic circuit depending on the a travel of the moving element. A control logic unit detects an energizing current to provide the energizing current to the primary winding until the energizing current assumes a second threshold value, depending on a value of the liquid dose to let into the external hydraulic circuit. The second threshold value is higher than the first threshold value and not higher than a third threshold value in correspondence of which the moving element arrives at a stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Seko S.p.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Livoti
  • Patent number: 8251685
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to building tools that are high quality, durable, and in some case lightweight and may include an output port assembly that has multiple sections that may be made separately and uniquely so as reduce tool weight, corrosion, and cost without degrading strength and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Exceptional IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Jalbert, John V. Costa
  • Publication number: 20120145747
    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: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Patent number: 8177102
    Abstract: A pump comprising a container containing a dispense material, an outlet and an actuator arranged to alternate between a first and a second configuration in response to a change in the pump's environment, which change in configuration causes an aliquot of dispense material to be expelled through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Robert Hammond, Malcolm Tom McKechnie