Valve Stem In Nozzle Patents (Class 222/402.23)
  • Patent number: 9181020
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material comprises a container, an outlet assembly, and an aerosol valve assembly. The container stores texture material and propellant material. The aerosol valve assembly is arranged to allow control of fluid flowing out of the container. The outlet assembly is configured such that the cross-sectional area of the outlet opening corresponds to the desired pattern. The aerosol valve assembly is operated to allow the propellant material to force the texture material out of the container through the outlet opening defined by the outlet assembly. The texture material forced out of the container is deposited on the target surface in the desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 9004063
    Abstract: An inhaler device having an air canister with a nozzle aperture and a nozzle shaft, the nozzle shaft has a first and second end, the first end is external to the canister and the second end protrudes into the canister, wherein a lip is at the second end, a gasket sandwiched between the nozzle aperture and shaft, a gasket extension extending downwardly, a spray orifice in the shaft at the first end, an external ventilation hole in the shaft external to the canister, an internal ventilation hole in the shaft, and an air channel in the nozzle shaft fluidly connected to each spray orifice, external and internal ventilation hole, wherein the nozzle shaft can move between an open and closed position, the nozzle shaft is biased in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shane M. Guldbransen
  • Patent number: 8960504
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for containing a pressurized composition, said dispensing apparatus comprising: a reservoir for containing a composition; an actuator head comprising a side wall having an interior surface, said actuator head forming a dispensing orifice through said side wall; a displaceable flow conduit comprising a proximal end in fluid communication with said reservoir and a distal end forming a flow conduit orifice, said distal end being movably engaged with said interior surface of said actuator head; and an intermediate member interposed between said interior surface and said distal end and forming an aperture; and wherein said displaceable flow conduit is biased to an at-rest position and can be movably actuated to at least partially engage said intermediate member in a dispense position, thereby at least partially aligning said dispensing orifice with said flow conduit orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: William Mercer Benson, Andrew William Franckhauser, Todd Mitchell Day, Shaun Shang-Yun Chan, David Matthew Groh, Brian David Andres, Scott Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 8746504
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a container having a tilt-activated valve stem with a discharge end. The dispensing system also includes an electro-responsive wire that imparts motion to the valve stem to open a valve of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Maurice Beland, Thomas A. Helf, James F. Kimball, Edward L. Paas
  • Publication number: 20140042183
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a container having a tilt-activated valve stem with a discharge end. The dispensing system also includes an electro-responsive wire that imparts motion to the valve stem to open a valve of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Rene Maurice Beland, Thomas A. Helf, James F. Kimball, Edward L. Paas
  • Patent number: 8430277
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fluid product, including a device for taking the product off under pressure that is equipped with an outlet tube, the system also including a push button actuating the device in which a chamber is formed for dispensing the product that is in communication with a well for mounting the push button, the well being arranged to be associated sealingly around an area for mounting the outlet tube so as to allow supply to the chamber dispensing product under pressure emerging from the tube, the outlet tube including a vent recess having at least one opening that is formed in the mounting area and that emerges inside the tube, the opening being located on the mounting area so as to be covered sealingly by the mounting well and to open the inside of the outlet tube to open air when it is not covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre Dumont, Jean-Luc Marcel Octau, Thomas Roosel, Bernard Clerget
  • Patent number: 8286941
    Abstract: A ring for disposing around a valve body of an aerosol dispenser valve that is mounted by a fastener element, such as a crimpable capsule, on a reservoir containing substance to be dispensed, the ring having an outer portion and an inner portion that cooperate with the valve body, and the outer portion having a deformable axial wall portion that extends towards the bottom of the reservoir and that is capable of deforming elastically in a radially-inward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Jacques Fontela, David Goujon, Christophe Jacuk
  • Patent number: 7959041
    Abstract: An improved valve assembly for use in a pressurized dispenser is disclosed. The disclosed valve assembly may include a valve housing and a blocking member operatively associated with the valve housing, wherein the wall of the valve housing includes at least one transverse primary opening and at least one transverse secondary opening thereon. The blocking member is slidable from a filling position, in which fluid communication between the interior and exterior of the valve housing is established through both primary and secondary openings, to a dispensing position, in which fluid communication between the interior and exterior of the valve housing is established only through the primary opening and not through the secondary opening. The blocking member may include a slidable sleeve, a slidable piston plate, or a combination of both. In operation, the disclosed valve member may provide an increased flow rate during product and/or propellant filling while retaining a regular flow rate during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen D. Miller, Leon C. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 7854350
    Abstract: A distribution assembly includes at least two containers or receptacles, each containing a product, and being fitted with a valve having an actuator rod. A distribution device is mounted on top of the containers and includes a distribution nozzle fitted with at least one distribution orifice. The distribution device further includes a movable actuator element to provoke the simultaneous distribution of two products in a mixed or separate state. Further, an intermediate body is separate from the actuator element and includes two skirts. The intermediate body is able to engage respectively on the two actuator rods of the containers, and at least one inner channel allows the flow of products towards the distribution nozzle. The actuator element and the intermediate body are arranged to co-operate on operation of the actuator element so as to allow the passage of products from the recipients to the distribution nozzle via the inner channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierre-Andre Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7637393
    Abstract: An actuator cap for a container of product includes a base having an outer wall and a substantially immovable pillar and an actuator member to actuate a valve of the container. The actuator member includes an actuator arm and a central engagement member. The actuator arm extends from the central engagement member and includes a contact surface that extends outwardly from the pillar. A flexible web is flexibly coupled to the base of the actuator cap and the actuator member. An actuator cap may also include a guide member disposed adjacent the actuator member that is configured to guide movement of the engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Mineau, Thomas R. Stiebel
  • Patent number: 7308993
    Abstract: A product refill for a housing includes an actuator cap and a container of product. The actuator cap includes a base portion having a mounting end, a central actuator member having a substantially axially oriented discharge orifice, and an axially movable actuator cap portion flexibly connected to the base portion. First and second unshielded outer contact surfaces of the movable portion are separated by an arcuate distance of at least about 90 degrees wherein pressure applied to both of the surfaces axially displaces the surfaces and thus the movable portion toward the mounting end in a generally non-tilting manner thereby displacing the actuator member to an actuating position thereof. A length between at least one of the outer contact surfaces and a centerline of the cap is greater than about one-quarter a largest lateral dimension across the product refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven B. Mineau
  • Patent number: 7296713
    Abstract: An actuator cap for a container of product includes a main peripheral wall and a central discharge member axially movable relative to the main peripheral wall. The central discharge member is oriented to discharge product substantially axially. A pillar has a peripheral surface, and the pillar is deflectable relative to the main peripheral wall in a direction toward the central discharge member. Movement of the pillar is communicated to the central discharge member to displace the central discharge member when the pillar is deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Mineau, Timothy S. Yee, David J. Houser, William E. McCracken
  • Patent number: 7278454
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing device for dispensing pressurized beverages at a high flow rate without producing excessive foaming comprising a streamlined valve assembly and a downward extending nozzle assembly which permits a range of containers to be filled from the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Laminar Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew C. Younkle
  • Patent number: 7267248
    Abstract: An improved aerosol dispenser is disclosed for mixing and dispensing a first and second fluid. The improved aerosol dispenser comprises a valve body sealably mounted to the aerosol container. A first and a second channel is defined in the valve body for providing fluid communication with a valve body cavity of the valve body. A first and a second inner container are located within the aerosol container for communicating with the first and second channels, respectively. A valve assembly comprising a first and a second valve element enables the mixing and dispensing of the first and second fluids from a terminal orifice upon the simultaneous actuation of the first and second valve elements. The invention is also incorporated into the process of filling an improved aerosol dispenser with a first and a second fluid products and an aerosol propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Seaquist Perfect Dispensing Foreign
    Inventors: Patrick Timothy Yerby, Mark Neuhalfen
  • Patent number: 7017785
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a product and a dispensing head for such a package are provided. In an illustrated form, the dispensing head has an axis X, designed to actuate a dispensing element mounted on a receptacle to dispense a product contained in the receptacle. A dispensing conduit is capable of communicating with the product inside the receptacle and has at least two passages of different cross-sections. In a preferred form, the conduit is molded as a single piece with the arrangement attaching the head to the receptacle integral therewith via a deformable connection. An actuator arrangement is provided to actuate the dispensing element and to cause the conduit to communicate with the inside of the receptacle, with a dispensing orifice formed at the extremity of a channel preferably having a length greater than the diameter of the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierre-Andre Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez, Guiseppe Dalsant
  • Patent number: 6978914
    Abstract: Apparatus for placing contents of a first container in fluid communication with a delivery apparatus includes an actuating element carried by the delivery apparatus and a valve element carried by the first container. At least one of the actuating element and the valve element defines a flow path from the first container to the delivery apparatus when the actuating element and the valve element are engaged with one another. The actuating element is engageable with a circular cylindrical valve of a second container to prevent flow of contents of the second container into the delivery apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Furner, Kenneth W. Michaels, Thomas J. Szymczak, Edward J. Kunesh, David P. Mather, David J. Houser, William E. McCracken
  • Patent number: 6830164
    Abstract: A shave gel is disposed within a container having a container body defining a space for storage of the product and a valve in fluid communication with the space. A hollow stem is disposed in fluid communication with the valve and includes an exterior end that has at least one side opening therethrough. The valve is actuable to dispense product through the side opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Michaels, Edward J. Kunesh, David P. Mather, Thomas J. Szymczak
  • Patent number: 6827239
    Abstract: A dispensing head for dispensing a product from a receptacle associated with an actuatable dispensing element. The dispensing head comprises a first element defining a channel passing through the first element, and a second element. The first element may be configured to be coupled to the actuatable dispensing element. The first element may further define at least one inner outlet orifice. The channel may be configured to pass product from the actuatable dispensing element to the at least one inner outlet orifice. The second element may define at least one dispensing orifice. The second element may be configured to be displaced relative to the first element from a first position, where actuation of the actuatable dispensing element is prevented and the dispensing orifice is closed by the first element, to a second position, where actuation of the actuatable dispensing element is allowed and the at least one dispensing orifice is at least partly open and communicates with the at least one inner outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierr-André Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6607106
    Abstract: An improved tilt-type aerosol valve for use with a pressurized whipped cream dispenser. The valve including a radially slotted “fast fill” valve body and further including an actuator with an at least three-pronged flow deflector for minimizing sputtering of the dispensed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Conagra Dairy Food Research Center
    Inventors: Thomas Henry, Jerome Smith
  • Patent number: 6588631
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20030052137
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus (10) for dispensing a product from a container (12) includes: a product chamber within the container (12); a valve (14) adjacent to the product chamber; a hinge assembly secured to the opening of the container and to which is connected a nozzle assembly (20); and a lever (18) attached by means of the hinge assembly. The nozzle assembly (20) is rotatable between open and closed positions and includes an actuator portion provided with a cam surface (96, 98) which co-operates with a bearing portion (100) on the lever (18) such that, when the nozzle assembly (20) is in the open position, operation of the lever (18) causes movement of the actuator portion to open the valve (14) and permit flow of the product out of the container (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Rocep Lusol Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Bernard Derek Frutin
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE38022
    Abstract: A dispensing head for dispensing a product of liquid to viscous consistency. The head has a fixed part (10) fixed on a dispenser reservoir (3) and a movable part (4) separated from the fixed part by a peripheral cutout and connected thereto in a pivotable manner by a hinge zone (7). The movable part has a connector with a free end (11a) to cause the movable part (4) to communicate with the dispenser valve (2) and actuate the opening of the latter. The cutout (9) is situated substantially between the hinge zone and the fixed part (10), and is situated in a plane perpendicular to an axis of the connector in a position substantially corresponding to the position of the free end (11a) of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade