Valve Actuated By Nozzle Or Through Valve Outlet Patents (Class 222/402.1)
  • Patent number: 10604332
    Abstract: An aerosol container having an open neck at the top and a closed end bottom longitudinally spaced therefrom. The container has a valve cup and bag. The valve cup and bag are integral. The valve cup is attachable to the neck in sealing relationship. This arrangement provides for propellant to be disposed intermediate the container and bag. Product can be disposed in the bag for selective dispensing by a user actuated valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Douglas Bruce Zeik, Matthew Aaron Neumann, Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10598377
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a combustion-powered fastener driving tool fuel cell assembly including a fuel cell, fuel cell adapter, and fuel cell adapter cap for a combustion-powered fastener driving tool. The fuel cell, the fuel cell adapter, and the fuel cell adapter cap enable both the fuel cell adapter and the fuel cell adapter cap to be attached to a fuel cell and particularly a sealing member of the fuel cell in one efficient step. This single step process can be done manually or automatically, and is substantially more efficient and less time-consuming than the known fuel cell assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Brett Crawford, Maureen L. Shea
  • Patent number: 10532881
    Abstract: A cup/valve assembly for an aerosol container, made up of a cup, a valve body, a stem, a spring, and an inner seal. The stem comprises a bulge on its outer cylindrical face and an inner conduit which has an upper opening at its upper end and at least one lateral orifice at its lower end between the bulge and the upper opening of the inner conduit. The valve body has an opening at its upper end. The valve body is fixed to a central opening (23) of the cup leaving the opening in the cylindrical portion free, and the stem is retained in the valve body by a retaining ring (5) that surrounds, without tightening, the stem, and is fixed to the cup, the inner seal (13) being interposed between the retaining ring (5) and the top edge of the cylindrical portion of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LINDAL FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Bodet, Bernard Borel
  • Patent number: 10518946
    Abstract: A dispensing head for a system for dispensing a product is described herein. The head includes a body having a housing that is provided with an anvil around which a nozzle is mounted. The nozzle includes an outlet orifice to place the housing in communication with the exterior, and wherein the head includes a membrane added around the periphery of the anvil in the housing in such a way as to form between the membrane and the nozzle a path for dispensing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Thomas Pruvost
  • Patent number: 10433499
    Abstract: A fixed spray application system generally includes tubing, one or more spray heads, one or more brackets, one or more connectors and one or more fluid reservoirs. One or more of the spray heads may be suspended from a tube below one of the connectors and below one of the reservoirs. A tube may extend from below one of the reservoirs to another spray head supported by one of the brackets. In use, the system may be suspended from trellis wires in an agricultural field. Water, pesticides or other liquids are supplied to the system through the tubing. The size of the reservoirs and the volume of tubing can be selected to hold the desired amount of liquid for a given application. After the system is primed with liquid, the tubing is connected to a source of pressurized air. The air is supplied to the system at a sufficient pressure so as to force the liquid from the system through the spray heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Nye
  • Patent number: 10421599
    Abstract: A ring (10) for arranging around a valve body (21) of a fluid dispenser valve (20) that is mounted by means of a fastener capsule (50), such as a crimpable capsule, on a reservoir (1) containing fluid to be dispensed, said ring (10) being made as a single piece including at least one inner portion (100, 110) that co-operates with said valve body (21), and a radial flange (11) that forms a neck gasket that extends between the neck of the reservoir (1) and the fastener capsule (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Christophe Jacuk
  • Patent number: 10399101
    Abstract: A container includes a detachable bottom and a liquid dispensing hand pump. A lid is provided which secures over the open surface of the bottom when removed from the container upper portion. When not in use, the lid secures to the base of the removable bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Montileone, Steven Montileone
  • Patent number: 10315803
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a double container that allows easy manufacturing with a molding device not significantly different from conventional devices and that can, at a lower cost than the processing cost of conventional technology, very easily and reliably form, in a comparatively rigid outer container and in a double container that allows, inside the outer container, capacity to be varied with respect to the amount of content, an opening for allowing external air to enter. When a pair of partial molds are brought near each other in order to form a split mold, at least part of the mating faces of the pair of partial molds forms a projection by sandwiching a small outer diameter portion of a parison, a gap that passes between the double container is created by cutting off the projection, and the gap is opened and expanded by screwing on a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HEIWA KAGAKU INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hatakeyama, Harumasa Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10259644
    Abstract: A plastic pressure container including a main body portion and a finish portion defining a mouth, the finish portion has an inner surface, an outer surface and an upper rim proximate the mouth. The inner surface has an inner undercut defined therein proximate the upper rim, and the inner undercut has a curved shape in cross-section. The outer surface has an outer undercut defined therein proximate the upper rim, and the outer undercut has a polygonal shape in cross-section. The inner undercut defines a first depth relative to an inner diameter D2 proximate the mouth and the outer undercut defines a second depth relative to an outer diameter D3 proximate the mouth. The second depth is different than the first depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Tapan Y. Patel, John E. Denner, Scott E. Bysick, Justin A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10144025
    Abstract: A container comprising a body portion and a neck portion, the neck portion having a pump dispenser thereon, the pump dispenser comprising a pump mechanism, a dip tube on one end of the pump mechanism, a pump outlet on another end of the pump mechanism, the dip tube extending downwardly from the pump mechanism into the body portion, the body portion containing a first liquid, the dip tube having a central bore along which the first liquid is pumped from the body portion when the pump mechanism is actuated, and a reservoir containing a second liquid, the reservoir communicating with the dip tube and adapted to introduce the second liquid into the first liquid within the pump mechanism or dip tube under the action of first liquid flowing through the dip tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Evangelia Arvanitidoou, Rensl Dillon, Kathleen Frisch, Eduardo Jimenez, Joann Darcy-Siegel, David K. Lee, Kelly Gail Duncan, Matthew Lee Kolb
  • Patent number: 10107399
    Abstract: The invention is a method for manufacturing a sealing joint, comprising coupling a first joint element (14) and a second joint element (20) to each other, and in the course of the coupling applying a first joint element (14) being made of metal and comprising a receiving neck (15) having a receiving aperture (13), and a second joint element (20) having a connecting neck (10) with a shape fitting into the receiving neck (15), being made of plastic comprising at least 90 wt % polymer, and being provided with a protrusion (12) formed around the connecting neck (10) and having a larger periphery than the receiving aperture (13), and manufacturing out of the material of the protrusion (12) in a high-elastic state of the polymer a round-formed sealing collar (28) providing a gas-tight seal between the connecting neck (10) and the receiving neck (15) by pressing the connecting neck (10) into the receiving aperture (13) by means of a force parallel with a longitudinal axis of the receiving neck (15), and by applying
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Gabor Fazekas
  • Patent number: 10099843
    Abstract: System and parts for fast filling of containers, like aerosol containers, in which a valve is fixed into the container by being clicked-in and does not need a mounting cup. A mouth of the container extends toward the inside of the container with a sharp or rounded edge, in which pressurizing propellant is filled when passing between the valve and a wall of the container when overcoming the resistance of an external lip gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gabriel Giordano
  • Patent number: 10010898
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a conduit having a volumetric capacity between an internal discharge orifice for receipt of a flow of pressurized fluid from a valving assembly and an external discharge orifice. The dispensing system further includes a volume of pressurized fluid and a sensor. The fluid has a volumetric flow rate of about 0.05 ml/ms to about 15 ml/ms when released into the conduit from the internal discharge orifice. The sensor detects a sound at the external discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Gasper
  • Patent number: 9937306
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical active substances, active substance mixtures and formulations for use as an aerosol in propellant-containing [1.1.1.2-tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a) or 1.1.1.2.3.3.3-heptafluoropropane(HFC-227)] metered-dose aerosols and the metered-dose aerosols for administering these active substances, active substance mixtures and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Wachtel, Hubert Hoelz, Marc Rohrschneider
  • Patent number: 9919862
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser. The aerosol dispenser is made from materials which can go into a single recycling stream having a single class of materials, as defined by the Society of the Plastics Industry, and particularly may exclusively comprise Class 1 materials with no flammable product/propellant present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Edward Smith, Douglas Bruce Zeik
  • Patent number: 9758294
    Abstract: A pressurized container usable for a pressurizable contain, such as an aerosol dispenser, an aerosol dispenser made therewith and preform therefor. The preform/container/dispenser has a neck at the top. The neck has upper and lower portions. The lower portion transitions into a shoulder, which flares outwardly. The shoulder, in turn, transitions into a sidewall. The lower neck portion/shoulder and/or upper part of the sidewall are cystallized. The invention also comprises a preform for making such a pressurizable container and an aerosol dispenser made therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Andrew McDaniel, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Norman Scott Broyles, Robert Earl Magness, Dimitris Ioannis Collias, Scott Edward Smith, Matthew Aaron Neumann
  • Patent number: 9624664
    Abstract: A popcorn patch article has a flexible substrate with a sticky surface and a facing surface opposite the sticky surface, and an acoustic texture captured on the facing surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jennifer Judd
  • Patent number: 9573749
    Abstract: A ring for arranging around a valve body of a fluid dispenser valve that is mounted by a fastener capsule, such as a crimpable capsule, on a reservoir containing fluid to be dispensed. The ring is made as a single piece including at least one inner portion that co-operates with the valve body, and a radial flange that forms a neck gasket that extends between the neck of the reservoir and the fastener capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Christophe Jacuk
  • Patent number: 9540164
    Abstract: A time-delay actuator assembly is disclosed that can dispense chemicals from an aerosol container. The time-delay actuator assembly is mountable to the aerosol container and includes an inner cap, an outer cap adjacent the inner cap, a retainer coupled to the outer cap, a biasing member, and a time-delay member between the inner cap and the outer cap that resists essentially axial movement between the inner cap and the outer cap when the outer cap has been rotated to align a guide member with an essentially axial section of a guide track, thereby causing a time-delay between when the guide member is aligned with the essentially axial section and when chemicals are dispensed from the aerosol container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9481602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating an optical lens coated onto at least one of the main surfaces thereof with an outer hydrophobic and/or oleophobic coating, and for making it capable of undergoing an edging process, comprising a step of treating the peripheral area of said coated main surface which results in the removal of the hydrophobic and/or oleophobic coating and/or in the modification of said coating that lowers the hydrophobic character thereof, and a step of depositing a temporary polymeric coating onto said main surface of the lens so as to cover at least partially the hydrophobic and/or oleophobic coating and the peripheral area treated during the previous step, in order to provide an optical lens having onto at least one of the main surfaces thereof an outer hydrophobic and/or oleophobic coating and, in direct contact with said hydrophobic and/or oleophobic coating, a temporary polymeric coating adhering to the surface of the coated lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Chefik Habassi, Marcel Yaigre
  • Patent number: 9211995
    Abstract: A package (52) is provided for containing and dispensing a fluent product. The package (52) defines a longitudinal axis (23), and includes a fitment body (18), and a collapsible pouch (12) for containing a fluent product to be dispensed, the pouch (12) defined by at least two opposing, flexible, web portions (24), and gusset portion (42). The fitment body (18) extends from a dispensing end (33) of the pouch (12) with the fitment body (18) being sandwiched between the flexible web portions (24), and the flexible web portions (24) being welded to each other and to the fitment body (18) at an end seal (32). An improved, robust corner seal construction (54) is provided where each of the flexible web portions (24) is joined to the gusset portion (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Werner, Mark G. Neuhalfen, Gerald J. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 9205811
    Abstract: A washer nozzle (1) includes a nozzle body (2), a nozzle tip (11) which is mounted within the nozzle body (2), and a nozzle holder (15) having a head portion (9) for storing the nozzle body (2) and also has a supply portion (10) for supplying a cleaning liquid. The nozzle body (2) has a partitioning plate (4) configured to partition the spray orifice into two-tiered parts, and also has a guide portion (3) for guiding liquid spray. The nozzle body (2) of the washer nozzle (1) is configured so that the relative angle between upper liquid spray and lower liquid spray can be changed by making the length (a) of a guide region variable, the guide region extending in the direction of the center axis (c) of the nozzle body from the front end surface of the partition plate to the front end surface of the guide portion (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON VINYLON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Miyauchi, Takahiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9187634
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and systems having a low coefficient of friction. The low friction system comprises a first surface and a second surface, where the first surface comprises (i) a polycarbonate and a first additive, or (ii) a polybutylene terephthalate and a second additive; and the second surface comprises a polyoxymethylene and a third additive. The low friction compositions and systems are valuable for producing devices, such as medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Ion Marius Sivebæk
  • Patent number: 9156602
    Abstract: Stored material is dispensed in a spray by defining a chamber and arranging the stored material and pressurized material within the chamber. A conduit passageway is arranged such that a conduit inlet is arranged within the chamber and a conduit outlet is arranged outside of the chamber. An adjustment system comprising an actuator member and first and second adjustment members is provided. The actuator member is arranged to define at least a portion of the conduit passageway. The first and second adjustment members are supported on the actuator member such that the conduit outlet is defined by a first surface of the first adjustment member and a second surface of the second adjustment member. Moving the first and second adjustment members relative to each other alters a cross-sectional area of the conduit outlet and thereby varies a flow of stored material along the conduit passageway at the conduit outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal W. Hanson, Ross Clawson
  • Patent number: 9120254
    Abstract: A hollow injection-molded product has a sidewall that is formed in a mold cavity by injecting molding material. An interior surface of the sidewall includes at least one ridge that is shaped by a flow channel in the mold cavity. The flow channel directs the flow of the injected molding material in the mold cavity. The cross-sectional dimension of the ridge normal to the direction of flow of the molding material that is injected in the flow channel generally decreases in the direction of flow. A label is inserted into the mold cavity prior to injection of the molding material so that the label is on the exterior surface of the sidewall of the hollow product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SORENSEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TRUST
    Inventors: Paul Philip Brown, Jens Ole Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9079703
    Abstract: An outlet assembly for a spray dispenser comprises a container, an actuator member comprising at least one finger, a deformable outlet member, and an adjustment member defining an adjustment edge. The container supports the actuator member. The outlet member is arranged adjacent to the actuator member such that the outlet member is adjacent to the at least one finger. The adjustment member is arranged relative to the actuator member such that the adjustment edge is in contact with the at least one finger. Movement of the adjustment member relative to the actuator member displaces the adjustment member relative to the actuator member to cause the adjustment edge to deform the at least one finger. As the adjustment edge deforms the at least one finger, the at least one finger deforms the outlet member to alter a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 9038858
    Abstract: An aerosol device is provided with a set of two aerosol valves in an inch bead portion of an aerosol container, and different contents are separately packed in the aerosol container without being mixed. The different contents are separately introduced into the set of two aerosol valves, and the stem insertion portions of housings of the set of two aerosol valves project above the inch bead portion. The lower end of a fitting member whose inner peripheral shape corresponds to the outer peripheral shape of the set of two housings is fitted and fixed to the inner periphery of the inch bead portion. The outer periphery of the fitting member is covered with a cover, and the lower end of the cover is fixed to the outer periphery of the inch bead portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hanai, Ken Ogata
  • Patent number: 9027799
    Abstract: A mounting member fitted and mounted on an open head portion of an aerosol container 11 having an inner diameter of 1 inch is formed with two valve housing mounting portions. The mounting member is fitted and mounted with the middle portion of this mounting member being located at a bead 12 of the opening head portion of the aerosol container 11 in such a manner that the upper portions of aerosol valves project upwardly from the opening head portion. A cover 19 covering the outside of the mounting member is crimped to the outside of the bead 12 in a manner to hold down a stem gasket and two aerosol valves are provided in the inch can 11. A reinforcing cover member which holds down the stem gasket and prevents deformation of the cover is provided between the mounting member and the cover 19 to thereby accurately prevent deformation due to internal pressure applied to a top ceiling of the cover and leakage from the stem gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hanai, Ken Ogata
  • Publication number: 20150122833
    Abstract: Head for spraying a product in a spraying direction, for example a cosmetic product, in particular a deodorant, this spray head comprising: a body, comprising: a channel for conveying the product, a housing in which the conveying channel emerges, the spray head also comprising: a spray nozzle mounted on the housing, this nozzle comprising at least two, better still three, spray orifices, respective feed channels being formed between the nozzle and the body, these channels connecting the conveying channel to the said corresponding spray orifices, and being obliquely inclined relative to the spraying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Gilles Baudin
  • Patent number: 9010572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tip seal (10) for an adapter (1) and such an adapter (1) for a pressurized dispensing container comprising a viscous foamable solution, said adapter (1) comprising a tube (11) in connection with said container and conveying the into foam converted viscous foamable solution towards said tip seal (10), said tip seal (10) comprising a core part (101) with an at least partially open proximal end (101a) and at least partially open distal end (101b), said core part (101) at least partially being inserted into said tube (11) at said proximal end (101a); and a cap part (102) which is movably connected with said core part (101) at said distal end (102b) of said core part (101) between an open position and a closed position of said tip seal (10), wherein said cap part (102) comprises a closure element (1021) which is adapted for closing off said at least partially open distal end (101b) of said core part (101) in said closed position of said tip seal (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Altachem N. V.
    Inventors: Jordi Demey, Felix Oeser, Oskar Pittl
  • Publication number: 20150102071
    Abstract: A plastic aerosol container includes a main body portion that is constructed and arranged to withstand aerosol pressurization within a range that is about 50-300 psig. The plastic aerosol container also includes a finish portion that is unitary with the main body portion. The finish portion may be threaded or unthreaded. The finish portion has a side wall, an upper sealing surface, at least one helical thread and a support ledge beneath the helical thread. Reinforcement structure is positioned beneath the support ledge for reinforcing the finish portion against deformation due to the pressurization. A method of stabilizing a plastic aerosol container is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Tapan Y. Patel, Thomas E. Nahill, Stephen R. Guerin
  • Patent number: 9004316
    Abstract: A composition for forming an acoustic texture material on a surface has a propellant material and acoustic texture material. The propellant material includes di-methyl ether. The acoustic texture material includes a coating portion including a base, a filler, and a binder and chips of chip material having a physical structure. When the propellant material and the acoustic texture material are mixed together, the propellant material does not substantially alter the physical structure of the chip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Floyd R. French
  • Patent number: 9004323
    Abstract: A system for forming an acoustic texture coating on a surface, the system having an aerosol dispenser, a liquid portion of a propellant material, a gas portion of the propellant material, a base material, and a plurality of discrete particles of at least one of urethane foam and melamine foam, where the discrete particles define a physical structure. The liquid portion of the propellant material, the gas portion of the propellant material, the base material, and the plurality of discrete particles are disposed within the aerosol dispenser. The propellant material does not alter the physical structure of the discrete particles when combined within the aerosol dispenser. When the aerosol dispenser is operated, the base material and the discrete particles are deposited on an uncoated portion of the surface such that the base material dries to adhere the discrete particles to the uncoated portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8985397
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a shuttle and a trigger switch. The shuttle and the trigger switch cooperate with discontinuous mechanical coupling. The trigger switch provides a discontinuity in bias against operation of the trigger switch by the user. Consequently, the user experiences tactile feedback before spray is released. Prior to tactile feedback, the system establishes a communication link. When spray is released, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord
  • Patent number: 8985405
    Abstract: A snap fitment system for attaching a closure such as a valve body to a container may include one or more fingers attached to the valve body and held in a securing position about the container by a retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Linn D. Wanbaugh
  • Patent number: 8985392
    Abstract: A method of dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern using an actuator member, a resilient outlet member, and a movable member. The actuator member has a plurality of resilient finger projections. The resilient outlet member is arranged at least partly between the finger projections. The movable member is supported on the actuator member to form a dispensing path extending from the interior of the aerosol chamber to the exterior of the aerosol chamber through a valve assembly, the actuator member, and the outlet member. The movable member acts on the outlet member to deform the plurality of finger projections towards each other to alter an effective cross-sectional area of at least a portion of a dispensing path to control fluid flow along the dispensing path and thereby cause the sprayable material to be dispensed in the desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8978937
    Abstract: An actuator (1) for a hand-held aerosol container fitted centrally at its top with a dispensing valve, the actuator having: (i) a cup-shaped over-cap (3) attachable to the container and having a top wall defining a gap through which a spray channel passes, the gap restricting lateral movement of the spray channel; (ii) a spray channel (4) in fluid connection with the valve; (iii) an actuator button (5) having a finger pad from which a keel depends; the keel dependent from the finger pad of the button (5) being able to press down onto the spray channel (4) and the spray channel (4) on to the valve after the first slide movement of the button (5), but not before; whereby the actuator button (5) has a distinct first slide movement that puts it into an orientation in which a second depression movement causes release of the contents of the associated dispenser and in that the force required for the first slide movement of the actuator button (5) is at least 5N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chambers, Andrew Fielding, Adam William Peacock, Graham Paul Randall, James Edward Roe, Jason Peter Roebuck, Kevin John Stamp
  • Patent number: 8978936
    Abstract: A apparatus for delivering a predetermined quantity of content from a pressurized container includes a dispensing assembly which sits on the container and connects with an upper portion of a valve stem of the valve assembly, wherein the dispensing assembly includes a) an actuator cap having a discharge passage, which is open or obstructed and wherein the actuator cap acts as a metering chamber in combination with b) an adaptor which fits inside the cap and also snuggly engages the valve stem. The cap fits snuggly over the adjuster to define a metering chamber which depending on its position can close off the metered chamber or open it to the dispensing conduit\nozzle. When the cap is depressed it pushes down on the adjuster which depresses the valve. The chamber fills, but nothing is released until the upstroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Eini, Tami Winitz, David Schuz
  • Patent number: 8978935
    Abstract: A spray system for dispensing a homogenous mixture of a liquid formulation and propellant as an atomized aerosol where a disposable container containing a liquid base is used alone or secured within a rigid container and is charged through a fitting in fluid communication with the interior of the disposable container using a detachable pressurized charge can containing a propellant compatible with the liquid base. Preferably the liquid formulation is a paint base that can be tinted at the point of sale before charging with the charge can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seymour of Sycamore, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Heatley
  • Publication number: 20150069082
    Abstract: A personal defense device and method incorporating Bluetooth technology into a container with an irritant agent, such as pepper spray. The container is provided with Bluetooth-enabled wireless communication circuit that allows generation of an alarm signal every time pepper spray is dispensed. The alarm signal is capable of being received by a cellular telephone and capable of generating a predetermined responsive action by the cellular telephone, such as activation of a speakerphone, dialing of an emergency number, and activation of a global positioning system locator. A panic actuator is optionally provided on the container; the panic actuator is independently connected to the wireless communication circuit to generate the alarm signal even if the pepper spray is not dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Virgil C Breeden
  • Patent number: 8960503
    Abstract: A plastic aerosol container comprises a neck, a support ring, a shoulder, a cylindrical body, a base, a dispensing valve and a cap. The neck further includes a lip and a lip cavity. The support ring protrudes below the lip cavity and above the shoulder. The shoulder supports the neck and aides in preventing deformation of the container. The base further includes legs. The dispensing valve is placed atop the neck and sealed thereto. The cap is placed atop the valve and functions as an actuator to release the contents of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Atef Gabr Soliman
  • Patent number: 8950636
    Abstract: Holder for beverage, including a container manufactured substantially from plastic, provided with a neck, wherein in an inner space of the container liquid is provided and on or in the neck a valve is provided, through which valve extends a dispensing apparatus, wherein the valve is fixed in or to the neck and wherein a pressure device is provided for pressurizing the liquid in the container, wherein in or on the neck an element is suspended which at least partly extends in the inner space of the container and at least partly surrounds the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Heineken Supply Chain B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus Cornelis Johannes Landman
  • Patent number: 8950631
    Abstract: A fastener ring for mounting a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, on a neck of a reservoir so as to constitute a fluid dispenser, the ring having a reception device suitable for receiving, in stationary manner, the dispenser member; and a fastener suitable for coming into engagement with the neck. A rupture device is provided between the reception device and the fastener so as to separate the reception device from the fastener, in such a manner as to be able to remove the dispenser member from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Yann Langlois
  • Publication number: 20150034682
    Abstract: An aerosol container has a mouth centered on an axis. A plastic valve plate is fitted to and tightly attached to the mouth and has a disk formed with an outlet centered on the axis. An outlet valve is carried on the valve plate and has a housing holding a movable valve element. A rigid extension is integrally formed on the disk around the hole, projects axially into the container, and forms a cavity in which the housing of the valve is fitted. A seal is fixed in the cavity between the housing and a surface of the extension forming the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kerstin SELING, Walter FRANZ
  • Patent number: 8944285
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament from a container includes an indicator housing having an interior and an opening communicating with the interior. A first actuator is disposed within the interior and includes a resilient arm member defining a pawl portion. The first actuator is reciprocally moveable between an actuated position and an at-rest position. A spring is disposed in the indicator housing and biases the first actuator towards the at-rest position. A ratchet gear is rotatably disposed in the indicator housing, and is rotatable in response to the movement of the first actuator between the actuated and at-rest positions. An indicator is rotatably disposed in the indicator housing and is rotatable in response to the rotation of the ratchet gear. A second actuator is shaped to be received through the opening in the indicator housing. The second actuator and indicator housing are moveable relative to each other between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Richard Blacker, Daniel K. Engelbreth, James N. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150028053
    Abstract: An outlet assembly for an aerosol assembly comprises a valve assembly and a metering member. The valve assembly comprises a valve housing, a valve stem defining a stem inlet and a stem outlet, a valve spring, and a valve seal. Movement of the valve stem disengages the valve stem from the valve seal to allow fluid to flow into the stem inlet and out of the stem outlet. The valve stem displaces the metering member as the valve stem moves. Movement of the valve stem relative to the metering member prevents flow of fluid into the stem inlet and out of the stem outlet. The valve stem carries the metering member while the metering member covers the stem inlet to prevent flow of fluid into the stem inlet and out of the stem outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8939323
    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 unauthorized coupling of the dispenser and nozzle, thereby preventing unauthorized 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: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, Joseph Stanley Brunton, David John Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20150014366
    Abstract: An adapter for a container includes a bracket having an annular sidewall and at least one projection extending interiorly from an external surface of the sidewall, wherein the at least one projection includes a sloped surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Donald J. Schumacher, Christine D. Beilstein, Dirk K. Nickel
  • Publication number: 20150018280
    Abstract: A foamed biocompatible material for use in tissue repair and a kit for producing same. The kit includes a container having a valve and an inlet, and a tissue-repair composition containing a biocompatible material and a liquid carrier, in which the composition is placed in the inlet of the container and the inside of container has a pressure lower than that of the outside so that, upon opening the valve, the composition is forced into the container by the pressure difference to form a foam inside the container. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a foamed biocompatible material for tissue repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Chun-Jen Liao, Sheng-Hong Tseng, Huang-Chien Liang, Yi-Chun Su, Pei-Chi Hsu
  • Patent number: 8925765
    Abstract: A nozzle main body (42) which is formed with a plurality of independent communication flow paths (42a) each of which communicates with one of the stems is provided in the actuator main body. A scraping and washing member (43) is mounted on the communication flow paths in a manner to be pushed in and pulled out of the communication flow paths through the injection openings of the nozzle main body (42), said scraping and washing member (43) having a flow path portion (43d) formed with flow paths for contents liquids and a scraping portion (43e) for scraping out substance remaining after injection of the contents liquids. The scraping and washing member (43) is held by a holding member at a scraping and washing position where the scraping and washing member is pulled out of the communication flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hanai, Ken Ogata