Vent In Handle Patents (Class 222/468)
  • Patent number: 10065202
    Abstract: A hand-held apparatus for the application of a sunless tanning composition to the skin of a user. The apparatus includes: a housing, the housing enclosing: an air mover, a nozzle, and a reservoir. The reservoir and nozzle are in operable gaseous connection with the air mover such that in use, a composition in the reservoir is expelled through the nozzle to form a spray. The apparatus is useful in methods for spraying a tanning composition onto the skin of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ARISTAN PTY LTD
    Inventor: Cameron Campbell
  • Patent number: 8833617
    Abstract: A fuel container includes sealed vessel having a pivoting spout assembly and fill nozzle assembly and a locking assembly. The container provides storage and dispensing of fuels without a user having to manually remove any caps. The spout assembly pivots closed and automatically seals when not in use. An air vent is built into the locking assembly to allow air to enter the vessel only during filling or dispensing, thereby effectively containing fumes within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. P. Compton, Gene Compton
  • Patent number: 8678215
    Abstract: A container for containing a flowable substance includes a container body, a substantially elliptical opening in the container body, and a resealable closure affixed over the opening. The container body defines an internal cavity that is adapted to contain the flowable substance therein. The opening is adapted to allow the flowable substance to flow therethrough. The resealable closure is adjustable between an open position, where the flowable substance can flow through the opening, and a closed position, where the closure obstructs the opening to prevent the flowable substance from flowing through the opening. When the closure is in the open position and the container is substantially filled with the flowable substance, the flowable substance can flow through the opening without interrupting airflow through the opening when the container is tilted over a range of tilt angles of approximately 35 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Steiger, Machelle D. Stockwell
  • Patent number: 8511492
    Abstract: Described is a bottle having a container which includes a threaded neck and a handle. The threaded neck includes a dispensing opening and a handle opening. The bottle also includes a dispensing closure configured to engage the container. The bottle also includes a child-resistant closure cap which includes a pair of tabs that lock into the latches on the closure base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Judith Webster, Kerry Azelton, Steve James Tomkins, Brandon C. Roy, Christian Krammer, Thomas Hlavacek, Thomas Zauser
  • Patent number: 8387820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a travel mug that is made of metal materials and can be used for microwave oven, comprising: a container having a double-layered structure with an inner shell and an outer shell, wherein said inner shell and said outer shell are joined by a joint in such a way that a cavity is provided therebetween, and a heat transfer medium is filled to at least part of said cavity; a first neat transfer member and a second transfer member formed from the bottom of said outer shell; a handle formed on one side of said outer shell; a pressure release device formed at one side of said outer shell; and a lid having a receiver part forming a concave portion to receive said joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jong Peter Park
  • Patent number: 7959044
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a fluid with no contraction/expansion “glug, glug” effect has a cover forming a sealed top with a pouring spout on top of the cover and at least one elongated handle on top of the cover. The elongated handle extends longitudinally away from the pouring spout and has a distant end coupled to a vacuum manifold formed under the cover as a void space distant from the pouring spout and above fluid within the fluid tight container. A pouring spout has a circular aperture leading into the fluid tight container. The circular aperture has a central axis; the circular aperture is bordered by a peripheral circular sealing surface that extends radially away from the aperture. An air vent opening is positioned on the circular aperture's highest radial central position on the circular sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Alharr Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Allen B. Christian, Robert K. Harr
  • Patent number: 7086548
    Abstract: A blow molded container has a planar pinched section formed between and connecting a top wall, a neck and a front handle end of the container with an anti-glug vent tube formed in the planar pinched section so as to extend through the pinched section and spaced by parts of the planar pinched section away from the neck, from the front handle end and from the top wall. The vent tube is substantially horizontal at the neck breaking through a vertical wall of the neck and has the other end breaking out through the top wall at the bottom of the downwardly extending section between the neck and the front handle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Reliance Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Glenn Bartlett
  • Patent number: 6994233
    Abstract: A blow molded plastic container having a circular spout and a liquid guiding neck portion with a curved, generally U-shaped pouring anti-glug ledge. A plurality of vertical reinforcing columns extend between the ledge and top wall of the container to hold the spout in a level position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Ring Container Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Dygert, Patrick Staley, Eugene Kuhar
  • Patent number: 6702157
    Abstract: A manually actuated pump dispenser assembly has a positioning leg on an eccentric flange thereof to facilitate the offset mounting of the assembly to an offset opening in the neck of a container of liquid to which the pump assembly is to be mounted. And, an arcuate skirt associated with the leg positively interferes with an improper mounting of the pump assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas B. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 6619341
    Abstract: A pouring spout for hand-held portable fuel tank incorporates a float valve to automatically shut off fuel flow through the spout when the fuel level in a receiving reservoir reaches a given spatial relationship with the outlet end of the spout. An axially displaceable locking magnet within the spout locks the valve in the closed position. The locking magnet is released from its locking position by an unlatching magnet incorporated in a sealing cap. The unlatching magnet cancels the magnetic force that holds the magnetic valve in the closed position, thereby allowing it to move to its open position only when the closure cap is in position to seal the spout. The locking mechanism includes an axially displaceable magnet of given axial length, that is captured within a sealed container positioned in the pouring spout. The sealed container has an axial length greater than the length of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: George Cushing
  • Patent number: 6460741
    Abstract: An improved spill-resistant liquid bottle having a curved passageway and a vent passageway on the side in a curved neck having the shape of the number “7”, the letter “Z” or the letter “S” incorporated into the design of its mouth opening. This improved spill-resistant design allows a full bottle of liquid to be partially turned over with liquid level inside the bottle higher than the liquid level at the mouth opening, yet allowing no liquid to flow out from the bottle. Liquid will start to flow out only after the, bottle is turned further and the tilting angle reaches the predetermined start-to-pour angle. The start-to-pour angle is the tilting angle of the bottle when outside air starts to enter the bottle and liquid inside the bottle starts to flow out. This design makes pouring liquid from a full bottle much less likely to spill. The curved passageway creates additional flow restriction in comparison to ordinary bottles without such design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: I-Chung Ho
  • Publication number: 20020084291
    Abstract: The present invention is a self-measuring container that dispenses only a specific amount of fluid each time fluid is poured from the container. This container has a storage chamber where the fluid initially resides and a measuring/dispensing chamber, below the storage chamber, where the specific amount of the fluid that will be dispensed during the next pouring operation resides. An aperture at one end of the container connects the storage and dispensing chambers. This aperture permits the fluid in the storage chamber to flow into the dispensing chamber. The container dispenses the fluid through an exit channel that extends from the dispensing chamber to the top of the container. The storage chamber bottom serves to separate the storage and dispensing chambers and acts as a barrier during a pouring operation to prevent fluid from flowing from the storage chamber to the dispensing chamber until desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Scott Kelley
  • Patent number: 6364176
    Abstract: The dispensing lid 10 for the gravity feed dispensing of a liquid includes a main body 12 defining a cavity 14 and adapted, by a screw thread 16, for releasably attaching any lid 10 to the container in a sealing manner. Spout 18 extends from the main body 12 and is fitted with an adjustable discharge valve 20 for varying the rate at which liquid flows through the spout 18. Air bleed passage 22 is formed in the lid for enabling fluid communication between the cavity 14 and the external atmosphere. The lid 10 also includes a manually operable air bleed valve 24 for selectively opening and closing the air bleed passage 22. Air bleed valve 24 is biased to normally close the passage 22. When the lid 10 is attached to a container by the screw thread 16 liquid can be dispensed or poured through the spout 18 by action of gravity at a rate dependent on the position or state of both valves 20 and 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Oil Safe Systems PTY LTD
    Inventor: Michael Kilian
  • Patent number: 6360924
    Abstract: A container has a chamber (10) for liquid, a pouring opening (30) in the upper part of the chamber and having an essentially vertical longitudinal axis, and a handle (20) arranged above the chamber. In the handle there is an air duct (22), which at a first end emerges in the chamber and at a second end emerges in the pouring opening. In the pouring opening, a wall (34) is placed between a part (36) for liquid which is connected to the chamber and a part (38) for air in which the second end of the air duct emerges. An opening (40) is arranged in the wall between the part for liquid and the part for air. This opening ensures better manufacturing quality and ventilation when the container is emptied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Franzotech Invest AB
    Inventor: Björn Franzén
  • Publication number: 20010054628
    Abstract: A spout for a liquid container, such as a gasoline container, as well as a container equipped with the spout. The spout comprises a fluid passage and a vent passage fluidically parallel with the fluid passage. The fluid passage has an inlet, an outlet, and an S-shaped portion between the inlet and outlet. The vent passage has an inlet adjacent the outlet of the fluid passage. The S-shaped portion of the fluid passage is configured to entrap a liquid therein, causing a liquid lock to form, when a liquid is dispensed through the spout and air is prevented from flowing through the vent passage. In this manner, the spout is capable of preventing the overfilling of a receptacle tank being filled with fluid dispensed from a container equipped with the spout when the fluid level in the receptacle tank blocks the flow of air into the inlet of the vent passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: David G. Harbaugh, James P. Mcgee
  • Patent number: 6196425
    Abstract: The invention concerns portable liquid containers with improved pouring capabilities. Particularly, there is disclosed a container comprising a body region (1) a hollow handle (3) with first and second ends (4, 5), an outlet spout (6) which communicates with both the body region (1) and the first end of the handle (3) and an elongate pouring tube (2) firmly located and fixed in position relative to the outlet spout (6). The pouring tube (2) has a first end (23) via which the interior of the pouring tube (2) directly communicates with the body region (1) and a second end from which, in use, liquid is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventors: Allan Fielding, Douglas Peter Burnham
  • Patent number: 6029858
    Abstract: A jerry jug in which the assembly of the handle and the neck traverse essentially from one side to the other of the top. The neck is provided with a breather ring which is positioned between the cap mount portion and flow control tube in such a fashion that the same are in open communication with the interior portion of the handle. The handle terminates at one end with the vent to the breather ring and at the other end with the vent to the body. By eliminating a vent at the rear end of the handle, the undercut for the handle can be widened to accommodate the larger hands of tradesmen and even permit two such containers to be easily held in one hand. The bottom of the unit is provided with a pair of spaced feet, distanced apart to straddle the handle and neck of an adjacent upper or lower jerry jug thereby permitting stacking the same. The rear foot assists in pouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventors: John S. Srokose, Lyndley A. Williams
  • Patent number: 6012616
    Abstract: A bottle assembly for use in the convenient storage and dispensing of beverages of the character used in restaurants and bars to make mixed drinks. The bottle assembly is compact, easy to use, and permits the smooth dispensing of the beverage contained within the container portion of the assembly in a rapid and efficient manner. Additionally, the bottle assembly embodies a unique handle design for gripping by the user which enables beverages to be poured from the container in an ergonomically sound manner so that undue stresses on the hand and wrist of the user are substantially avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Scott Alberts
  • Patent number: 5944224
    Abstract: A dispensing lid assembly for use with a container assembly and a container assembly including the lid assembly. The lid assembly can be attached to a container liner of the container assembly. The lid assembly includes a spigot housing through which liquids are dispensed. The spigot housing is configured with a grip portion which facilitates tipping of the container assembly with the lid assembly attached thereto. A dispensing conduit is provided in the lid assembly which communicates with a cavity in the container liner. A spring loaded valve assembly is retained in the spigot housing to controllably dispense liquids from the container liner through the dispensing conduit. A check valve assembly is included in the lid assembly. The check valve assembly provides controlled introduction of air into the container to equalize the pressure in the cavity during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Outer Circle Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Bert Hodge, John W. Lai, Rodney Hal Monson, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas J. Melk
  • Patent number: 5794824
    Abstract: A vessel for containing liquid comprises a container (41) for containing liquid (40), a gripping portion (42) which is separated from one side of the container and extended upward, having an air intake portion (43) on the top of the gripping portion, wherein air flowing via the air intake portion passes through the gripping portion and communicates with the container, and a neck portion (44) which is separated from the other side of the container and extended upward, having a liquid discharge portion (45) at the top of the neck portion for discharging liquid from the container, wherein the neck portion extends through the bottom of the air intake portion in the gripping portion and protrudes into the air intake portion. A cap (46) having a hinge structure is provided so as to be capable of simultaneously covering the air intake portion and the liquid discharge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventor: Chang-rock Jeong
  • Patent number: 5513780
    Abstract: A pressure insertable unitary nozzle and handle combination for interlocking insertion into a pair of spaced openings in the top of a container. Each opening is provided with an inwardly directed annular flange for securing the unitary nozzle and handle to the container. Accordingly, the unitary nozzle and handle is adapted to snap tightly over the spaced openings so as to provide a fluid-tight seal at these contact regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Van Blarcom Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Caetano Buono
  • Patent number: 5340000
    Abstract: A container having a novel neck arrangement including a circular spout and a guiding neck portion including a U-shaped ledge. During a pouring operation the ledge directs liquid from the container over the front edge of the spout and permits air to enter the container through the rear portion of the spout and an air passageway connecting the rear of the spout to the inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Ring Can Corporation
    Inventor: Carl D. Ring
  • Patent number: 5295610
    Abstract: A plastic gas can for the main purpose of blending 2 cycle fuel mixture and de-markation of ratio mixed by using an attached hinged cap (30) with an integrated measuring cup (10A) and exposed thumb-tabbed pointer (15) positioned to one of the engraved ratios (17) on hinged cap's (30) surface. 1/2 gallon graduations (26) molded on can's (28) side along with gas and oil ratio reference chart (25) and measuring cup's (10A) ounces, milliliters, and ratio graduations (10B) are for accurate proportioning of gas and oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventor: Philip W. Levison
  • Patent number: 5108016
    Abstract: A container system for holding and dispensing an oil-gasoline mixture uses a transparent container bearing indicia showing the quantity of liquid in the container, and an oil-measuring cup mounted to the fill cap so as to extend into the container when the cap is on. The cup is also transparent and marked with indicia showing the quantity of oil, or the desired oil-gasoline ratio. With the cap removed, the cup is filled to the desired level and its contents dumped into the container. A dispensing hose extends from a dispensing opening on the container, through which the mixture is dispensed. A special venting system is provided which prevents pressurized product from being vented toward the face of the user, and employs a vent nozzle the atmospheric vent opening of which is blocked by placing the dispensing end of the hose thereon when the system is arranged for storage, and is opened by the user to direct the venting downwardly when the hose is removed to provide dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Roy F. Waring
  • Patent number: 4971230
    Abstract: Container (11) for liquids has a spout with an air bleed channel (10) for improving the ease of pouring the liquids. The container has a retractable nozzle, the outlet end of which has a double wall (3,4) defining an annular space. The annular space is open at both ends and communicates with the air bleed channel in both an extended and a retracted position of the nozzle. The air bleed channel communicates with the main body of the container via its hollow handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: The British Petroleum Company p.l.c.
    Inventors: David C. Clubb, Michael Hanff
  • Patent number: 4811870
    Abstract: A low profile, liquid container, preferably of molded plastic construction, has rotatably mounted on it a dispensing spout which can be rotated between a pouring position and a stowed position overlying a carrying handle for the container. The rotatable spout is provided with outwardly projecting ribs which are alternately engageable with projections formed on the container to lock the spout in either the pouring or the stowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew S. Bianco
  • Patent number: 4804119
    Abstract: A container including a neck portion leading to an outlet from the neck located outwardly thereof, the cross sectional area of the outlet being greater than the cross sectional area of the neck portion thereby providing a shoulder in the neck which in a pouring operation causes liquid flowing from the container to separate from an upper portion of the outlet and a duct communicating between the neck and the interior of the container whereby as liquid empties from the container in a pouring operation the resulting pressure differential arising between the interior of the container adjacent the inlet of the duct and the atomosphere draws air in an unimpeded manner into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Inventor: Donald T. Goodall
  • Patent number: 4412633
    Abstract: A jug comprises a hollow body shaped to contain a liquid and having a bottom, a top wall, and opposite front and rear walls extending between the bottom and top wall and a collar formed in and projecting upwardly from the top wall adjacent the front wall and defining a pour mouth so that a closure can be engaged sealingly with the collar. The jug is provided with a tubular handle having a rear end opening into the body and connected to the top wall adjacent the rear wall and a front end connected to the top wall spacedly adjacent the collar. In addition structure is provided which is unitary with the handle and top wall and which forms a passage extending from the front end of the handle to the collar in the mouth. Thus, when the jug is forwardly tipped to pour liquid from the mouth, air can enter the body through the passage and tubular handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Assignee: Seprosy Societe Europeenne pour la Transformation des Produits de Synthese
    Inventors: Vincent Guerrazzi, Valerio Vendramini
  • Patent number: 4385585
    Abstract: A teakettle for boiling water, the covered kettle having a spout projecting therefrom whose mouth is normally closed by a whistle cap having an extension arm terminating in a pinion mounted for rotation at one end of a bail secured to the kettle and serving as a handle therefor. The pinion is engaged by a rack attached to the front end of an arcuate strip slidable within the hollow bail, the rear end of the strip being coupled through a slot in the bail to an external finger pad. To pour boiling water from the kettle, the user grasps the bail with his hand and manipulates the finger pad with his finger to push the pad forward, thereby advancing the rack and causing the pinion to rotate and lift the cap from the mouth of the spout. Release of the finger pad causes the cap to drop back in place on the spout and to return the finger pad to its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1983
    Assignee: Copco, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Lebowitz
  • Patent number: 4222525
    Abstract: An arrangement for spraying liquid from a bottle comprises an air pump and a member which actuates the pump when a spraying action is desirable. The air flow is transmitted into the interior of the bottle to pressurize the liquid and urge the latter into a liquid outlet conduit which has a lower end extending into the liquid in the bottle and a discharge end outside the bottle. The arrangement is further provided with an element for spraying the liquid when the latter under the pressure supplied into the bottle enters the discharge end of the outlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bodo Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 4069946
    Abstract: An improved consumer safety container for the storage and dispensing of flammable liquids, formed as a hollow chamber having a continuously closed inner surface, the chamber having formed therein a number of tubular extensions with openings for filling, pouring and venting the container. A spring-loaded compression closure device is mounted in these openings to provide an effective seal of the container. Closure attachment means position and protect the spring loaded compression closure means within the container. Flammable liquid may be filled into or dispensed from the container by release insertion means which disengage the compression closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Frank S. Flider
  • Patent number: 4030664
    Abstract: A spraying and watering can is herein disclosed. The spraying and watering can includes a container. The container includes a reservoir. A hollow carrying handle, having a vent hole formed therein, is connected to the reservoir. A spout is also connected to the reservoir. The spout is positioned below the vent hole. A sprayer is connected to the hollow carrying handle and to the reservoir. The spout is adapted to deliver a stream of water to a plant. The sprayer is adapted to deliver a water mist to the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignee: Custom Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cosmo N. Tisbo, Thomas A. Tisbo
  • Patent number: 3985268
    Abstract: The dispenser may be in the form of a dispensing gun and is preferably used to dispense a low viscosity material such as a cynoacrylate glue. The dispenser includes a handle and a holder supported from the handle. The holder comprises a body defining a chamber in which the glue bottle is disposed and an end cap having a nozzle and into which the bottle is threadedly engaged. The handle has a venturi tube therein which receives a pressurized air flow and couples the air flow to the holder, and a valve means coupled to the venturi tube. When the valve means is open the pressurized air is vented to the atmosphere causing a partial vacuum (negative pressure) in the holder on the bottle thereby sucking any excess material into the bottle. When the valve means is operated to its closed position the pressurized air is directed to the holder causing the bottle to contract and thereby force metered amounts out of the nozzle of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Inventor: Laurier A. Wood