Tilting Nozzle Patents (Class 222/402.21)
  • Patent number: 6491187
    Abstract: An inverted aerosol dispensing device is disclosed comprising an aerosol container extending between a top portion and a bottom portion for containing an aerosol product and an aerosol propellant therein. An aerosol valve is located at the bottom portion of the aerosol container. The aerosol valve has a valve stem for displacing the aerosol valve from a biased closed position to an open position to discharge the aerosol product from the valve stem. An undercap is secured to the bottom portion of the aerosol container for supporting the aerosol container on a supporting surface. An actuator is movably mounted relative to the undercap for moving the valve stem upon displacement of the actuator for discharging the aerosol product from the valve stem in a generally downwardly direction through the undercap. The invention is particularly useful in the dispensing of viscous aerosol products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Seaquist Perfect Dispensing Foreign, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Walters
  • Patent number: 6488974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package for dispensing a foamed milk product. This package includes an aerosol can which contains a liquid phase in which a propellant gas is dissolved. The can is provided with a valve and a nozzle immediately downstream of the valve for spraying and foaming of the liquid phase. The nozzle has a central borehole and at least one lateral orifice which opens into an outlet tube. As the liquid phase is dispensed through the nozzle, a foam is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Holger Kuehner, Otto-Michael Wild, Michael Schwan, Franz Haslinger
  • Publication number: 20020117518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for dispensing a product. The system may include a receptacle containing the product, a tilt-type valve on the receptacle, and a dispensing head for actuating the tilt-type valve and dispensing the product. The dispensing head may include at least one orifice for dispensing the product. The dispensing head and the tilt-type valve may be configured such that actuation of the tilt-type valve may be achieved only by applying a force on the tilt-type valve in a direction lateral to the tilt-type valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6439440
    Abstract: A dispensing head for dispensing a product from a receptacle associated with an actuatable dispensing element. The dispensing head comprises a mounting element configured to be fixed to the receptacle, and at least one dispensing orifice. The dispensing head further may comprise a dispensing nozzle forming a channel configured to pass product to the at least one dispensing orifice. The nozzle may be configured to be rotatably fixed relative to the mounting element and also be configured to be displaced so as to cause actuation of the dispensing element. The dispensing head may also comprise a cap configured to be screwed onto the dispensing nozzle. The cap may be configured to prevent the actuation of the dispensing element when the cap is in a screwed-on position on the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Pierre-André Lasserre
  • Patent number: 6398082
    Abstract: In the present invention, an actuating mechanism for a hand held canister is provided in which a slider is moveable by finger pressure from a valve-disengaged position into a valve-engagable position and a concealed spring returns the slider to a valve-disengaged position when finger pressure is removed. The spring is preferably molded with the slider, projects through a slit in the over-cap of the canister and acts in a vertical plane against a stop depending from the over-cap. It is energised when the slider is moved into the valve engagable position. The slider is preferably releasably locked in the valve disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Clark, Andrew Claughton, Karen Michelle Dickinson, Adalberto Geier, Nigel Laurence Jackson, Gunter Walter Kolanus, Richard Paul McNabb, Ian Stuart Midgley
  • Publication number: 20020056733
    Abstract: A dispensing head for dispensing a product from a receptacle associated with an actuatable dispensing element. The dispensing head comprises a mounting element configured to be fixed to the receptacle, and at least one dispensing orifice. The dispensing head further may comprise a dispensing nozzle forming a channel configured to pass product to the at least one dispensing orifice. The nozzle may be configured to be rotatably fixed relative to the mounting element and also be configured to be displaced so as to cause actuation of the dispensing element. The dispensing head may also comprise a cap configured to be screwed onto the dispensing nozzle. The cap may be configured to prevent the actuation of the dispensing element when the cap is in a screwed-on position on the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventor: Pierre-Andre Lasserre
  • Patent number: 6338442
    Abstract: A dispenser for containing a product stored under pressure, for example a cosmetic product, and dispensing it, is provided. The dispenser includes a container containing a pressurized product with a valve. The valve includes a valve body, an inlet orifice and an outlet orifice, and a closure member for selectively placing inlet orifice in flow communication with the outlet orifice to cause the product to be dispensed through at least one dispensing orifice, in response to actuation of the closure member. The valve body is located outside the container. The communication between the inlet orifice and the outlet orifice is caused by pressure exerted on the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 6199726
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a dispenser for dispensing a substance from a pressurized canister having a nozzle selectively operable to control release of the substance is provided. The dispenser includes an elongate housing for a pressurized canister, where the housing includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall. The distal end of the housing has an aperture formed therein, and the sidewall has an opening formed therein. An actuator, which is movable at least axially forward toward the distal end and axially backward toward the proximate end, extends within the elongate housing through the opening and cooperates with a nozzle of the pressurized canister. To operate the dispenser, the actuator is moved to an axially forward firing position in which the actuator causes the nozzle to operate, thereby releasing the substance from the pressurized canister through the aperture in a substantially axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Vermillion Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Wilcox Cardwell, III, Stephen Andrew Stickel
  • Patent number: 6173870
    Abstract: A operating handle device for a pressurized cheese dispensing container for actuating the dispensing system of a cheese dispensing container. The operating handle device for a pressurized cheese dispensing container includes a tubular member. The tubular member has a pair of open ends. A peripheral wall extends between the open ends. Each of the open ends has perimeter edge. The tubular member has a break therein. The break generally extends between the open ends. The tubular member has a size adapted to removably receive the container. A protruding member is integrally attached to and extends away from the peripheral wall of the tubular member. The protruding member is positioned generally adjacent to a first of the open ends of the tubular member and generally opposite of the break. The protruding member has a slot therein. An actuating means for actuating the dispensing tube of the container comprises a rod. The rod is positioned in the slot in the protruding member and hingedly coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas A. Taylor