Motor Operated Outlet Element Patents (Class 222/504)
  • Patent number: 10295077
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling a solenoid coil in a solenoid valve provide a controller that allows a supervisory or leakage current to be used in a peak-and-hold driver. The controller introduces a delay time after detection of a dropout voltage that prevents the solenoid coil from being immediately re-energized in order to ensure proper dropout of the solenoid coil. The delay time imposes a wait period during which the controller takes no action with respect to the current in the solenoid coil, allowing the solenoid coil to deenergize and return the valve to its normally-open or normally-closed position. Such use of a delay time may be limited to instances where the controller has already gone through a power-up cycle such that the response time needed by the controller to energize the solenoid coil is minimized, thus reducing the valve startup time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Automatic Switch Company
    Inventor: John J. Haller
  • Patent number: 10276937
    Abstract: A method of forming a conductive trace that includes selecting a substrate, jet dispenser, and conductive ink; measuring the ink's viscosity (Vm); using Vm to select one of criteria (i)-(iv): applying the selected criteria to the dispenser; applying the ink onto the substrate; and drying, curing, or annealing the ink to form the conductive trace having ?4B adhesion. The criteria (i)-(iv) including: (i) (Vm)>2.0 Pa-s, then (1) add a fluid—repeat D)-E) or (2) repeat C)-E); (ii) 2.0 Pa-s?Vm>0.35 Pa-s, use needle diameter ?3.0 mm & nozzle diameter (d)?0.15 mm with ratio of nozzle length (L) to nozzle diameter (d)?30; (iii) Vm<0.25 Pa-s, use a needle diameter ?1.0 mm and <3.0 mm & nozzle diameter ?0.15 mm with L/d?30; or (iv) 0.25 Pa-s?Vm?0.35 Pa-s, use criteria (ii) or (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonard H. Radzilowski, Miguel A. Morales, Michael A. Oar, Anthony B. Idem, Yiliang Wu, Barry C. Mathews
  • Patent number: 9964221
    Abstract: A jet valve spool includes: a spool housing on which is provided with a cold water port and a hot water port; a spray nozzle arranged in the valve core shell and having a cold water inlet of the spray nozzle and a cold water outlet of the spray nozzle, with the cold water inlet and the cold water outlet being in communication with a cold water channel of a valve by means of the cold water opening; and a spray needle which can be assembled inside the spray nozzle, can form a cold water inflow space with an inner chamber of the spray nozzle, and form a cold water jetting outlet with the cold water outlet of the spray nozzle, wherein the position of the spray needle in the axial direction of the jet valve core is fixed, and the position of the spray nozzle in the axial direction of the jet valve core is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU SEAGULL KITCHEN AND BATH PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xunping Yuan, Zhiqiang Tang
  • Patent number: 9927275
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a detector, a pressure sensor and a processor. The detector is operable to detect light that is scattered by an aerosol that is associated with a pressure. The pressure sensor is operable to measure the pressure. The processor is coupled to the detector and to the pressure sensor, and is configured to receive at least a signal from the detector and the pressure sensor. The processor is further configured to use the received signals to calculate a volume of the first aerosol, and to output an output signal associated with the calculated volume. The various measurements can be repeated and compared, and the output signal can be a feedback signal for metering subsequent amounts of the aerosol, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David E. Altobelli, Larry B. Gray, Derek G. Kane
  • Patent number: 9926181
    Abstract: A touchless tap handle for beverage dispensing is provided that incorporates a spring and ball check valve within a spigot housing. The spigot housing as a male threaded end for connection to a beverage dispensing line. Between the beverage connection and the check valve is a flow control valve having a detachable control mechanism. A system operator can use the control mechanism to calibrate fluid flow. The control mechanism is further fastened or keyed to allow for removal after modifying system flow parameters. A tap handle extension is further provided that can be threadingly affixed to the spigot housing. The tap handle extension specifically does not control operational parameters, which are intended to be initiated through touchscreen or pushbutton control of a pour control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SESTRA SYSTEMS, INC
    Inventors: Lev Volftsun, Alex Kushnir
  • Patent number: 9919336
    Abstract: A liquid material discharge apparatus and a method which can easily adjust a movement speed of a plunger. An Example of liquid material discharge apparatus includes a liquid chamber (50) which communicates with a discharging port (11) and to which a liquid material is supplied; a plunger whose rear end portion has a piston (33) and whose front end portion moves forward and rearward inside the liquid chamber (50); an elastic body (47) which applies a biasing force to the plunger; and a pressurizing chamber (49) in which the piston (33) is arranged and to which compressed gas is supplied. The liquid material is discharged through the discharging port (11) by the plunger to move forward fast, the elastic body (47) biases the plunger in a rearward movement direction, and the compressed gas applies a driving force to the piston (33) to cause the plunger to move forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 9863128
    Abstract: An adjustable jet valve includes a valve body containing a cold water opening, a hot water opening and a mixed water opening for outputting mixed water; a spray nozzle arranged in the valve body includes a cold water inlet and a cold water outlet connected to a cold water channel of a valve by means of the cold water opening; a spray needle assembled inside the spray nozzle forms a cold water inflow space with an inner chamber of the spray nozzle, and forms a cold water spray outlet with the cold water outlet of the spray nozzle; and a throat pipe connected to the mixed water opening of the valve body for guiding the mixed water to flow into a device using mixed water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU SEAGULL KITCHEN AND BATH PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xunping Yuan, Zhiqiang Tang
  • Patent number: 9861257
    Abstract: A detergent dispenser module for a dishwashing appliance may generally include a body extending between a top side and a bottom side. The body may include an outer surface extending from the top side and may define a detergent chamber between the outer surface and the bottom side. The detergent chamber may be at least partially formed by an upper sidewall, a lower sidewall and a bottom wall extending between the upper and lower sidewall. In addition, the dispenser module may also include at least one flow diverter extending outwardly from the outer surface at a location adjacent to the upper sidewall of the detergent chamber. The flow diverter(s) may be angled in a direction of a fluid collection opening defined through a top of the upper sidewall such that fluid flowing downwardly along the outer surface of the body is directed into the fluid collection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HAIER US APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Edward Durham, Christopher Brandon Ross, Gregory Owen Miller, Craig Curtis
  • Patent number: 9849454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microfluidic chip and a real-time analysis device using same, and more specifically, to a microfluidic chip and a real-time analysis device using same capable of securing reliability of measurement results by appropriately preventing reduction of optical signal sensitivity due to bubbles included in a fluid. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the microfluidic chip is provided. The microfluidic chip comprises: at least one reaction chamber which comprises at least one optical measuring area, and in which a random reaction of a fluid received therein takes place; and a bubble eliminating portion comprising a light transmitting material which protrudes from an the inner surface of an upper part of the microfluidic chip toward the inside of the reaction chamber, to prevent bubbles included in the fluid from being included in the optical measuring area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NANOBIOSYS INC.
    Inventors: Sung Woo Kim, Jae Young Byun, Duck Joong Kim
  • Patent number: 9782920
    Abstract: A resin injection nozzle is provided with a first mating surface on an inner-diameter side and a second mating surface on an outer-diameter side relative to the first mating surface, and a through-hole is provided extending from a void defined between the first and second mating surfaces toward the distal end of the resin injection nozzle. Thus, gas generated from a molten resin can be effectively discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoutarou Sekiguchi, Hiroyasu Asaoka
  • Patent number: 9616604
    Abstract: An injection device has a heating cylinder, a nozzle adaptor attached to an end of the heating cylinder, a nozzle body attached to an end of the nozzle adaptor, a heater for heating the nozzle body, and a thermocouple for measuring a temperature of the nozzle body. The nozzle body has an outer peripheral surface and a key seat formed in the outer peripheral surface and extending in an axial direction of the nozzle body. The thermocouple includes a plate fitted in the key seat of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Sakurada, Toshimi Kato
  • Patent number: 9604019
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a detector, a pressure sensor and a processor. The detector is operable to detect light that is scattered by an aerosol that is associated with a pressure. The pressure sensor is operable to measure the pressure. The processor is coupled to the detector and to the pressure sensor, and is configured to receive at least a signal from the detector and the pressure sensor. The processor is further configured to use the received signals to calculate a volume of the first aerosol, and to output an output signal associated with the calculated volume. The various measurements can be repeated and compared, and the output signal can be a feedback signal for metering subsequent amounts of the aerosol, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David E. Altobelli, Larry B. Gray, Derek G. Kane
  • Patent number: 9233388
    Abstract: A force amplifying driver system including an actuator (12) with a powered actuating member (22) mounted for movement along a first distance “X”. A driven member (46) mounted for movement along a second distance or working distance “Y” which is less than the first distance “X”. The powered actuating member (24) is movable through a gap “Z” before being mechanically coupled with the driven member (46) and subsequently moves with the driven member (46) along the second distance “Y”. Energy is transferred from the powered actuating member (24) to the driven member (46) along the second or working distance “Y”. The force amplifying driver system may be used for actuating a fluid jetting dispenser (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurence B. Saidman, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9228883
    Abstract: A weighing unit includes a mounting fastener member including a vertical portion; a load cell disposed at the one side of the vertical portion and including an elastic body of a rectangular frame shape including a fastened portion fastened to a vertical surface and a movable portion opposite to the fastened portion. A plurality of strain gauges are bonded to the elastic body, a weighing hopper disposed at an opposite side of the load cell with respect to the vertical portion, and has a discharge gate, a coupling member is fastened at one end to the movable portion, and a hopper retaining section including receivers and protrusions, for retaining the weighing hopper, extends from the one end portion to the other end portion in a downward direction to a location below the elastic body; and a gate opening/closing mechanism attached to the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: YAMATO SCALE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nagai, Makoto Makabe
  • Patent number: 9149011
    Abstract: A controllable emitter of an irrigation apparatus including a drip line having pressurized fluid therein is provided. The controllable emitter includes a container coupled to the drip line, the container being formed to define an interior and including an inlet through which the pressurized fluid is receivable in the interior from the drip line and an outlet through which the pressurized fluid is exhaustible from the interior, a magnetic stopper, which is normally disposable in a first position such that the magnetic stopper prevents a flow of the pressurized fluid through the outlet and which is actively disposable in a second position such that the magnetic stopper permits the flow and a controllable actuator configured to generate a magnetic field operable to urge the magnetic stopper to move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente L. Klein, Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Michael A. Schappert, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 9140379
    Abstract: An apparatus for activation of a control valve is configurable as a slide, ball valve, rotary slide, poppet valve, or the like, and controls or regulates pressure-impacted media, for example, regulating the coolant volume stream of an internal combustion engine. A push piston linearly displaceable in a piston guide rigidly disposed on the flow housing, with an activation joint, is fastened onto the flow housing. A connecting rod is disposed in the activation joint. A push joint is disposed at the push piston end that lies opposite the activation joint, in which push joint the activation element of a control valve is displaceably and/or rotatably disposed. A reset spring is disposed adjacent to the push joint and acts on the push piston, in the direction of its longitudinal axis, so that the push piston always lies against the connecting rod without play, with the activation joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC GPM GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Toni Steiner
  • Patent number: 9052034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bucket that may be used to transport a material. In example embodiments, the bucket may include a barrel configured to hold a material, a gate assembly arranged at a bottom of the barrel, a first control system comprising an electrically controlled valve configured to control the gate assembly, and a second control system configured to control the electrically controlled valve. In example embodiments, the second control system may include a receiver configured to receive a signal from a remote signal generator to control the electrically controlled valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: GFW Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Wegner, Nicholas J. Wegner, Dean A. Olson
  • Patent number: 9033192
    Abstract: A rotary actuator suitable for use in a refrigerator ice-dispensing door provides a rotating shaft driven by a DC permanent magnet motor through a gear train and subject to a returning force of an internal spring. The gear train communicates with a switch to reduce current to the motor when a limit of travel is reached and a shunting path is provided around the motor to produce generative braking when power is removed from the motor and the actuator rotates backward to its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenyon A. Hapke
  • Patent number: 9027789
    Abstract: Automated systems and methods for priming a fluid chamber of a fluid dispensing valve with fluid from a fluid material source that includes a vacuum source, a valve priming station, a vacuum switch, and a controller. The valve priming station has a boot, a vacuum chamber, and a vacuum channel in the boot. The vacuum channel connects with the vacuum source via the vacuum chamber. The boot sealingly engages a valve nozzle of the fluid dispensing valve so that the vacuum chamber connects the vacuum source with the fluid chamber. The vacuum switch couples with the vacuum channel via the vacuum chamber and has an opened and closed position based upon a vacuum level in the vacuum chamber. The controller is electrically connected with the vacuum source and vacuum switch and controls priming of the fluid dispensing valve based upon whether the vacuum switch is opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Cutler Crowell, Erik Fiske, Horatio Quinones, Brian Sawatzky
  • Patent number: 9022257
    Abstract: A pour spout has a bottle adapter for insertion into a mouth of a bottle. A housing has a chamber into which a housing inlet and a housing outlet open with the housing inlet connected to the bottle adapter for receiving beverage from the bottle. A valve carriage is movable within the chamber and has a carriage inlet in fluid communication with a carriage outlet. A resilient first tube provides a first beverage passageway between the housing inlet and the carriage inlet. A resilient second tube provides a second beverage passageway between carriage outlet and the housing outlet. The first or second tube has a valve seat that is engaged and disengaged by a plunger on the valve carriage as the valve carriage moves within the chamber. A valve actuator moves the valve carriage in response to signal from a control circuit that receives a wireless command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Berg Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Keating, Donald R. Lamond, Ronald F. Faust, Thomas E. Giles, Albert H. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20150115688
    Abstract: An assembly for a fracking sand trailer wherein a door can be positioned to allow a measured flow of sand to exit the assembly. The assembly can be attached to a hopper of a trailer and can stand the weight of heavy loads associated with sand. A trailer with the assembly is also described and utilizes specific construction techniques to lighten the weight of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth D. GOEDKEN, Jared L. ROWLAND, Marlin L. JOHNSON, Roger TAAKE
  • Patent number: 9016530
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a flow of a fluid through a valve. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises an elongate member, an actuation device, and a valve body. The actuation device is configured to move the elongate member, which may be associated with the actuation device, between an open position and a closed position. The valve body is configured for attachment to the actuation device such that the elongate member is positioned within the valve body. Fluid that flows into the valve body from a fluid source is allowed to flow out of the valve body when the elongate member is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Philip Topf, Martin Hanna Guirguis
  • Publication number: 20150108160
    Abstract: A novel canister storage system, mixing system, canister assembly, dispensing system, and tracking system. In one or more embodiments, the systems are used for storing, mixing and dispensing fluids. In one application, the fluid includes one or more paint toners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Santrach, Bruce Funk, Barry Hines, Christopher Herman
  • Publication number: 20150102060
    Abstract: A novel canister storage system, mixing system, canister assembly, dispensing system, and tracking system. In one or more embodiments, the systems are used for storing, mixing and dispensing fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Santrach, Bruce Funk, Barry Hines, Christopher Herman
  • Patent number: 9004320
    Abstract: A pour spout for dispensing a beverage from a bottle including a bottle adapter for attaching to a bottle to receive a beverage from the bottle, a housing having a chamber into which a housing inlet and a housing outlet open, the housing inlet connected to the bottle adapter for receiving the beverage, a valve carriage moveably received within the chamber and having a carriage passage, a resilient first tube providing a first passageway for beverage to flow from the housing inlet to the carriage passage, a resilient second tube providing a second passageway for beverage to flow from the carriage passage to the housing outlet, a valve operatively connected to the valve carriage to control flow of the beverage through the housing from the housing inlet to the housing outlet; and a valve actuator for moving the valve carriage within the chamber to operate the valve open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Berg Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Keating, Donald R. Lamond, Ronald F. Faust, Thomas E. Giles, Albert H. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8991784
    Abstract: A glue valve with electromagnetic actuation of a valve tappet (15) having a valve housing (10), which has a lateral aperture which is open in the upward direction, that is to say a side opening (36). A coil core (13) and a transversely directed carrying crosspiece (26), on which a plug (22) can be fitted, form a unit, that is to say a coil unit (21), which can be introduced into the valve housing (11) in one operation, via the side opening (36) which is open in the upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Eric Jürgens, Reinhard Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20150076177
    Abstract: A dispenser body having a liquid inlet, a discharge outlet, and a flow channel capable of directing a flow of the hot melt adhesive from the liquid inlet to the discharge outlet. The flow channel includes a valve seat between the liquid inlet and the discharge outlet. The dispensing module further includes a needle having a valve member mounted for movement in the dispenser body between an open position in which the valve member is disengaged with the valve seat allowing liquid flow from the discharge outlet and a closed position in which the valve member is engaged with the valve seat preventing liquid flow from the discharge outlet. A first electromagnetic coil is activated to move the needle to the open position and a second electromagnetic coil is activated to move the needle to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Howard B. Evans, III, John M. Riney
  • Patent number: 8960505
    Abstract: The device for the quantitatively regulated delivery of bulk product includes a supply tank for the bulk product and a slider element, which forms the boundary of an outlet gap on one side. The slider element comprises on its front end an elastic, U-shaped loop, the upper part of which is fixed in position, whereas a rear portion of the lower part of the loop is connected to a linear drive. The linear drive can be used both to adjust the width of the outlet gap by translational movement of the lower section of the loop and to produce a small-amplitude back-and-forth movement of the lower section of the loop. In this way, it is possible to release bulk product of various shapes and sizes reliably and without damage in a quantitatively regulated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Gertitschke, Robert Lehmann, Joachim Noe
  • Patent number: 8955724
    Abstract: A dispensing pump, and more particularly, a valve impact type dispensing pump that may be used in a process of manufacturing an electronic product and may dispense an accurate amount of a liquid, such as a liquid synthetic resin, at high speed. The present invention provides a valve impact type dispensing pump that can descend a valve rod at high speed and thus can dispense a liquid with high viscosity at high speed. The valve impact type dispensing pump can dispense an accurate amount of a liquid at high speed. Also, the valve impact type dispensing pump can dispense a liquid having high viscosity at high speed due to a fast descending speed of a valve rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Protec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Min Hong, IL Kang
  • Publication number: 20150021364
    Abstract: An instrument (1) for powderous or pasteous substances has a control unit (40) and a dispensing unit (50). The control unit is configured as a grip handle to be handheld. The dispensing unit is designed for removable seating in the holder device. A vertically movable shutter bolt (52) can open a discharge orifice (58). The control unit (40) has an actuator (20) directed at the shutter bolt, with a motor (21), a transmission (22), an actuator element (30) and a drive shaft (12), oriented vertically when operated. The drive shaft (12) can be engaged with the shutter bolt. Continuing and increased actuation of the actuator element moves the shutter bolt into an opening range where the shutter bolt opens up the discharge orifice to a variable, position-dependent extent, allowing the material to flow into a target vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Zehnder, Bruno Nufer, Siegfried Zeiss
  • Patent number: 8936179
    Abstract: An anti-leakage liquid soap valve structure includes a liquid soap conduit, an air conduit and a foam discharging tube. The liquid soap conduit includes a soap entering tube for receiving liquid soap, a soap discharging tube communicating with the soap entering tube and having a liquid soap chamber, a liquid soap exit, and a soap discharging valve. The soap discharging valve includes an elastic washer disposed at the liquid soap exit, and a pressing member to press against the elastic washer. The air conduit includes an outer housing forming an air chamber with the liquid soap conduit, an air exit located at one side of the air chamber, and an air supply valve linking with the soap discharging tube. The foam discharging tube includes a gas-liquid mixing chamber located at the liquid soap exit and the air exit, and a foam exit communicating with the gas-liquid mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hokwang Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Chin Hsu, Kuo-Chou Lee, Tsan-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8936181
    Abstract: A dispensing pump, and more particularly, a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that may be used in a process of manufacturing an electronic product and may dispense an accurate amount of a liquid, such as a liquid synthetic resin, at high speed. The present invention provides a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that can descend a valve rod at high speed and thus can dispense a liquid with high viscosity at high speed. The valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense an accurate amount of a liquid at high speed. Also, the valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense a liquid having high viscosity at high speed due to a fast descending speed of a valve rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Protec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Min Hong, Il Kang
  • Patent number: 8887954
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing retaining two containers therein. An actuator arm is attached to the housing and movable between first and second positions. A drive unit is provided for automatically moving the actuator arm into one of the first and second positions in response to a signal from at least one of a timer, a sensor, and a manual switch. The movement of the actuator arm actuates a valve stem of one of the two containers in one of the first and second positions. The actuator arm is adapted to spray fluid disposed in an interior of the two containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Thomas P. Gasper, Chris A. Kubicek, Leon M. Lemon, Brent D. Madsen, Kenneth W. Michaels, Cory J. Nelson, Michael E. Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan R. Westphal
  • Publication number: 20140332569
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application head for dispensing a free-flowing medium. The application head comprises an injection chamber inside the application head and an injection needle movably mounted inside the injection chamber. An opening movement of the injection needle opens an outlet. A supply channel and a supply line are also provided in order to introduce the free-flowing medium into the injection chamber. A drive generates the opening movement of the injection needle. The application head also comprises a lever arm, the first end of said arm being movably fixed to a rear end of the injection needle and the second end thereof being connected to the drive. A membrane suspension comprising a membrane is provided, and the lever arm extends through the membrane of the membrane suspension. The membrane suspension is used to movably connect the lever arm to the application head, and as a seal to prevent the free-flowing medium from leaking out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Hanspeter FELIX, Roman KAPPELER, Heinz MUELLER
  • Patent number: 8881958
    Abstract: A fluid dose-measuring device adapted to be releasably received in a dispensing apparatus having an electromagnetic coil includes a housing with an outlet passage and a connector part defining an inlet passage, the housing forming an internal chamber which is in fluid communication with the inlet passage and the outlet passage, and the connector part being connectable to a fluid container; a piston moveably arranged in the chamber of the housing for reciprocating motion between a closed position in which a flow from the inlet passage to the outlet passage is prevented and an open position in which a flow from the inlet passage to the outlet passage is allowed, the piston comprising a ferromagnetic actuation part for electromagnetic actuation of the piston by the electromagnetic coil, where the actuation part is arranged in an outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intelligent Coffee Company, LLC
    Inventor: Paul van den Hoonaard
  • Patent number: 8875950
    Abstract: A mixing module that includes a mixing chamber formed of a cold flow material and placed within a housing which includes a compression device for compressing the cold flow material through which extends a reciprocating rod, preferably in the form of a valve rod relative to one or more chemical ports formed in the mixing chamber to mix or deliver chemicals within a mixing reception recess. The mixing chamber features a locking arrangement between the cold flow material mixing chamber and the housing which acts to prevent movement of the mixing chamber within the housing due to a sticking of the reciprocating rod to the mixing chamber which otherwise produces a position change in the mixing chamber as the compression device is temporarily compressed until the rod be comes unstuck and releases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Intellipack Corp.
    Inventor: Matthew Hayduk
  • Patent number: 8870024
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for gravity feeding of a dispensable product includes containing means and dispensing means. The containing means is adapted to contain the dispensable product and is operatively connected to the dispensing means whereby the dispensing means includes a chute means. Rotation of the chute means can cause the dispensable product to be able to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Durapod Systems Limited
    Inventors: Tomas Antonio Dos Santos Mendes, Kenneth Christie Hargraves
  • Patent number: 8863985
    Abstract: An ice supply system includes an ice transport system, a volumetric feeder coupled with the ice transport system and adapted to deliver a preset volume of ice to an ice output system, and an ice delivery controller coupled with the ice transport system, the volumetric feeder, and the ice output system. The ice delivery controller receives ice requests from the ice output system, controls the delivery of ice from the ice transport system to the volumetric feeder in response to ice requests, controls the volumetric feeder to receive the preset volume of ice therein, and controls the delivery of the preset volume of ice from the volumetric feeder to the ice output system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ice Link, LLC
    Inventors: J. Eric Berge, Brandon D. Berge, Mark A. McClure, Glenn S. Seamark
  • Patent number: 8851332
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses for filtering hot adhesives. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure provides a filter plate that is used in conjunction with a heater and a valve assembly. In other embodiments, the present disclosure provides a filter screen that is located in a recess of the valve assembly housing, in addition to or in lieu of the use of a separate filter plate. Both embodiments utilize one or more ribs, which aid the flow of adhesive, facilitate the transfer of heat from the heater to the valve assembly, and optionally, physically support the filter screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff L. Mercer
  • Publication number: 20140291358
    Abstract: A dosing system for a liquid or viscous dosing material, including an actuator system, that has at least one actuating element and a nozzle with an outlet opening. The dosing system is designed so that during a movement in a closure direction the actuating element is initially moved in a first partial movement in such a way that the actuating element is separated from the closure element at a stop location, intended for that purpose, and then comes into contact with the closure element at the stop location and exerts an impulse on the closure element. This also relates to a corresponding dosing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: VERMES MICRODISPENING GMBH
    Inventors: Mario Fliess, Juergen Staedtler
  • Publication number: 20140263429
    Abstract: A pour spout has a bottle adapter for insertion into a mouth of a bottle. A housing has a chamber into which a housing inlet and a housing outlet open with the housing inlet connected to the bottle adapter for receiving beverage from the bottle. A valve carriage is movable within the chamber and has a carriage inlet in fluid communication with a carriage outlet. A resilient first tube provides a first beverage passageway between the housing inlet and the carriage inlet. A resilient second tube provides a second beverage passageway between carriage outlet and the housing outlet. The first or second tube has a valve seat that is engaged and disengaged by a plunger on the valve carriage as the valve carriage moves within the chamber. A valve actuator moves the valve carriage in response to signal from a control circuit that receives a wireless command signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Keating, Donald R. Lamond, Ronald F. Faust, Thomas E. Giles
  • Publication number: 20140263430
    Abstract: A pour spout for dispensing a beverage from a bottle including a bottle adapter for attaching to a bottle to receive a beverage from the bottle, a housing having a chamber into which a housing inlet and a housing outlet open, the housing inlet connected to the bottle adapter for receiving the beverage, a valve carriage moveably received within the chamber and having a carriage passage, a resilient first tube providing a first passageway for beverage to flow from the housing inlet to the carriage passage, a resilient second tube providing a second passageway for beverage to flow from the carriage passage to the housing outlet, a valve operatively connected to the valve carriage to control flow of the beverage through the housing from the housing inlet to the housing outlet; and a valve actuator for moving the valve carriage within the chamber to operate the valve open or closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BERG COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Keating, Donald R. Lamond, Ronald F. Faust, Thomas E. Giles, Albert H. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8833614
    Abstract: A metering and dispensing closure for a container wherein two rotatable disks rotate in conjunction with a stationary cap member to afford accurate measuring of a powder material and dispensing of it. The disks and the container cap afford a consistent measuring of the powder material, as well as provide a variety of drive members which can be utilized with the dispensing closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson L. Webster, M. Rinley Deeds, James W. Livingston, Andy Swain, David Holden, Kenneth J. Bird, Shirley A. Webb
  • Patent number: 8807390
    Abstract: An energy efficient dispenser for dispensing product from a container includes at least one indicator for displaying a first indication sequence when the dispenser is in a dispense mode operational state and a second indication sequence when the dispenser in a lockout mode operational state. Each indication sequence includes one or more activations of the at least one indicator, which utilize no more than 0.0625 mAh of energy to provide an indication to a user of the operational state of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Saleh A. Saleh, Gene Sipinski, Craig J. Witcraft
  • Patent number: 8807400
    Abstract: The liquid material discharge device and method discharges a liquid droplet even under a condition where discharge of a small amount of liquid material is required. The apparatus has a liquid chamber having the discharge opening through which the liquid material is discharged, an extrusion member having a plunger and a contact portion, the plunger being thinner than the liquid chamber not to contact a side wall of the liquid chamber and having a forward end portion which advances and retracts within the liquid chamber, and a collision member disposed adjacent to the extrusion member on the side opposite to the plunger and having a piston and a collision portion facing the contact portion. The collision portion collides against the contact portion such that the extrusion member is advanced at a high speed to discharge the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Musashi Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 8800820
    Abstract: A concentrate/extract cartridge for dispensing a liquid concentrate/extract is provided. The cartridge includes a hollow body and a dispensing tube that contains a pumping device. The cartridge includes a valve having a valve stem that passes through a port of a valve seat connected to the dispensing tube. A piston is located at a first end of the valve stem and a valve body is located at a second end of the valve stem in removable contact with the valve seat for alternately opening and closing the port. A liquid dispenser suitable for numerous applications and having a removably insertable concentrate/extract cartridge and a method of dispensing a liquid are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Intelligent Coffee Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Girard, Nasser Pirshafiey, Mario E. Vassaux, Heather B. Kay, Shlomo Greenwald, Zipora Greenwald
  • Patent number: 8794491
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing module includes a pneumatic actuator for actuating reciprocating movement of a piston on a dispenser valve member. The pneumatic actuator includes a valve element and a pneumatic housing with an inlet chamber, an exhaust chamber, and a piston chamber. The valve element includes a plurality of inlet passages and a plurality of exhaust passages. The valve element rotates from a first position in which the inlet passages deliver pressurized air from the inlet chamber to the piston chamber, to a second position in which the exhaust passages exhaust pressurized air from the piston chamber to the exhaust chamber. The valve element also includes a plurality of fins configured to be driven by an electromagnetic coil to move the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Mark A. Gould
  • Publication number: 20140202196
    Abstract: An ice dispensing system is provided that includes a motor, a processor, and a computer-readable medium. The motor is mounted to an ice chute door. The computer-readable medium is operably coupled to the processor and comprises computer-readable instructions configured to control opening of the ice chute door by energizing the motor at a first voltage for a first time period after receipt of an ice dispense request; after energizing the motor at the first voltage for the first time period, control energizing of the motor at a second voltage at least as long as the ice dispense request is received to maintain the ice chute door in the open position; and after energizing the motor at the second voltage, control de-energizing of the motor to allow the ice chute door to return to a closed position. The second voltage is less than the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Hardesty, Anderson Bortoletto, Ryan Harings
  • Patent number: 8783512
    Abstract: A dosing spout for liquid containers, and a system for inventory control, verification and accounting for liquids dispensed in smaller doses or portions from larger containers. The device controls flow of a liquid from a container in predetermined dosage size by an air tube that permits flow of liquid through a liquid tube when the container is tilted. After a predetermined time, the air tube is closed, which terminates flow of the liquid through the liquid tube. The time interval during which the air tube is open is correlated with the viscosity of the liquid in the container so that a predetermined dosage is dispensed through the dosing spout. Controls and signaling devices operate the dosing spout, and wireless communications devices and processors record uses of the dosing spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Heatherly, Michael Morton, David Nichols-Roy
  • Publication number: 20140197198
    Abstract: A cartridge dispenser generally includes an actuator, cartridge carrier, a removable cartridge, a dispenser head, and a cartridge piston. A sensor is configured to sense data and provide feedback data for controlling the actuator. The dispenser head is a multi-piece assembly allowing removal of an outlet flow tube for maintenance purposes. The tube may be a resilient tube and pinch valves are provided for fluid flow control from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. Paetow, Thomas R. Tudor, Raymond C. Phillips, Jeffry J. Grana, Herman E. Turner