Nonuse Housing Or Securing Means For Discharge Guides Patents (Class 222/538)
  • Patent number: 9604836
    Abstract: A system for the controlled tapping of liquid from a container where a main body is connected to a container using a connection flange. The mouth of the container is equipped with a first opening where at least one valve is interposed through the first opening. At least one tapping tap equipped with at least one connection is connected to the mouth. The mouth is integral with at least one closing plug of the opening. The plug has at least one opening next to the first opening when the plug is placed in a closed position. The mouth and the connection end to the tap can open the valve when the tap is connected to the mouth through the first and second openings to be able to move the contents of the inside of the container to the outside through the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: VITOP MOULDING S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Nini
  • Patent number: 9387142
    Abstract: A sanitary disposable urine device is provided. The device includes an inner ring and outer ring each having a top surface and opposing bottom surface. The outer ring is substantially concentric with the inner ring and may be offset. At least one of the top surfaces of the inner and outer rings conforms to a body contour of a user's perineum. The device further includes a hand holder coupled to the bottom surface of the inner ring, the hand holder having an opening configured to match to the inner ring. The device also includes a fluid containing bag having an open end attached to the hand holder such that fluid flows through the inner ring and the opening of the hand holder into the fluid containing bag during usage. The device also includes an inner bag inside the fluid containing bag for containing an absorbent material and an outer sealable bag to secure the device after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Mercy Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Roger Huckfeldt, Cindy Lowe, Keela Davis, Martin Reuter, John Price, Debbie Sue Mikkelson
  • Patent number: 9010581
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty compositions, has a dispensing head, which has a dispensing mouth, and with a reservoir and a dispenser head part. The dispensing head is movable relative to the dispenser head part from a dispensing stand-by position to a lowered position and vice versa. In order to design and develop a dispenser in such a way that the dispensing mouth is oriented without relative rotation or without at least substantial relative rotation with respect to the dispenser sleeve part when the dispensing head is extended, the dispenser head part moves the dispensing head in and out only axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 9010573
    Abstract: There is provided in one aspect a nozzle boot arrangement for supporting a nozzle of a fuel dispensing unit, the nozzle including a spout and a base portion including a grip. The arrangement includes a nozzle boot including means for supporting the nozzle at the base portion thereof, and a section for receiving at least a portion of the spout. The arrangement also includes a stopper provided at said receiving section and formed separately from said nozzle boot. The stopper is arranged to cooperate with the spout to prevent the nozzle from falling about from the nozzle boot arrangement by rotation of the nozzle about said supporting means. According to further aspects, there is provided a fuel dispensing unit, a nozzle boot module and method of manufacturing a nozzle boot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Bengt Ingemar Larsson, Hanna Helgesson
  • Patent number: 8991662
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Publication number: 20150041501
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing flowable substances, having a nozzle having an exit opening for dispensing the substances from the nozzle, and a closure part movable by a control element, disposed outside of the nozzle, and configured to release the exit opening and close the exit opening, in the region of a closure part surface that faces the nozzle end. The closure part surface is delimited, in the movement direction of the closure part from the open position to the closed position, by a leading edge, in the leading direction. The closure part surface is disposed next to the nozzle and at a level upstream from the exit opening, with reference to the flow direction of the substances through the nozzle, in the open position. The closure part can be moved from the open position to the closed position by the control element, such that the leading edge of the closure part surface is moved past the free nozzle end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Beatus lneichen, Martin Meier
  • Patent number: 8950637
    Abstract: A fluid flow-control valve is housed within a fluid transport container or vessel. The valve is operated by a trigger actuating a plunger or shaft. The trigger is located in the handgrip space of a pouring handle so as to resiliently provide one-handed control of fluid flow from the vessel. The valve is resiliently biased to a closed state. A telescopically extendable spout is attached to and housed within the main body of the valve and may include an integral breather passageway. When the spout is retracted it locks out the operation of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Conrad H. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8905267
    Abstract: A bag-in-box type of assembly is disclosed where numerous features are provided. One of the features helps to lock the drainage tube of the bag in a predetermined position at the bottom of the box. Another feature is directed to a ramp inside the box that aid drainage of the bag's content, e.g., concentrate for a postmix beverage. Yet a further feature is directed to structures that prevent slippage of the bag when placed on the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Minard, Mark E. Bush
  • Patent number: 8875957
    Abstract: A sealing cap is formed of a bottom portion having a first chamber, a first axial opening, and a second axial opening, a cap portion having an opening end, a positionable end, and a second chamber, and a bendable portion integrally extending to an end edge of the opening end from an end edge of the first axial opening close to the cap portion and having a guide groove communicating with the first and second chambers. Besides, the bendable portion can be bended to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion. When the sealing cap is sleeved onto an opening of a container having a flexible elongated tube, the bendable portion can be bended to force the flexible elongated tube for bending and to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion, thus leading to preferable sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mu-Han Ho
  • 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: 8814001
    Abstract: A nozzle module for a fuel dispensing unit is described. The nozzle module has a top section attachable to a column module of the fuel dispensing unit, a bottom section attachable to a base module of the fuel dispensing unit, at least one nozzle boot for holding a nozzle, which nozzle boot is arranged between the top section and the bottom section. The nozzle module has an internal channel enabling fluid communication through the nozzle module. A fuel dispensing unit is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Annika Birkler, Paul De La Port, Bengt I Larsson, Neil Thomas, Kevin Christopher Burnett, Hanna Helgesson, Scott R Negley
  • Publication number: 20140231468
    Abstract: The telescoping spout includes a base through which a flexible tube extends and a sleeve fixed to the distal end of the tube. The sleeve is frictionally received on the base and is moveable to a position remote from the base to extend the tube. The sleeve has an open end with a protrusion. A cap with a small aperture in its top surface is received on the sleeve. The cap is rotatable from a position where the sleeve protrusion seals the cap aperture to prevent all liquid flow to a position where the liquid flow rate through the spout is controlled by the location of the sleeve protrusion relative to the cap aperture. Flow rate control by rotating the cap can take place regardless of the extension of the tube. Removal of the cap permits liquid flow at the maximum flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: WD-40 MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick J. WADE, Brandy LAMB
  • Patent number: 8684240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve unit (26) comprising a cartridge and valve holder (1), which has means (6) for connecting the same to a cartridge protective housing (3), means (7; 36, 49) for sealingly fastening the same in a hole (10) that is provided for this purpose in a liquid receptacle (11) as well as a lateral, continuous hole (20), an internal housing (4), which is mounted in the cartridge and valve holder (1), in which a tapping tip (8) and a pressure-reducing valve unit (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) are located at the end of the internal housing (4) facing the cartridge protective housing (3), wherein the pressure-reducing valve unit has a pressure-regulating chamber (13), wherein the pressure-regulating chamber (13) encompasses a connection to the interior of the liquid receptacle (11) via a continuous hole (19) in the internal housing (4) and the lateral, continuous hole (20) in the cartridge and valve holder (1), which [connection] is protected or can be blocked by a non-return valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Impress GmbH & Co. OHG, Diefenbacher Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Peter Sauer, Werner Neukirch, G√ľnther Grittman
  • Publication number: 20140034687
    Abstract: A pour spout device comprising: a unitary construction including a base cap and an elongated spout tube; the base cap having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface has threads for engaging with threads on the opening of a container so as to secure the pour spout device in closing relationship to the opening of the container; and the base cap including a tether lead connected to an end ring member for securing the pour spout device to the container so as to captively hold the pour spout device when it is not secured in closing relationship to the opening of the container. A dispensing device comprising a container and a pour spout affixed thereto. The pour spout and dispensing device can be used for dispensing motor multipurpose treatment fluids, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Lawrence EVANS
  • Patent number: 8556124
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging including an outer box, an inner bag and a tap. The outer box has a bottom wall and a front wall. A tap articulating assembly includes a tap wall and at least two spaced apart hinge assemblies. The tap wall has an opening to receive the tap. The hinge assemblies each have a first hinge panel and a second hinge panel. Each first and second hinge panel are joined to each other at an intermediate hinge fold, with the first hinge panel joined to the tap wall at a fold and the front wall or a respective side wall at a fold. The hinge assembly provides for a shipping orientation wherein the tap wall is recessed to substantially retain the tap within a footprint of the outer box to an dispensing orientation wherein the tap extends beyond the footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: Simon P. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8517216
    Abstract: A container dispensing device is provided having a storage mode and a dispensing mode. A pouring spout includes threaded first and second ends and functions at all times inside both a draw sleeve having a corresponding interior engaging mechanism. The draw sleeve is positioned directly above an exterior threaded upper extension of the first cap, which remains attached at all times to the container by a first engaging mechanism. A second cap is provided to cover the second end of the spout and secure the spout to the first cap. To convert the dispensing device from the storage mode to the dispensing mode, a user unscrews the second cap from the first cap, draws the spout from the container, and tightens the draw sleeve to engage the threaded first end of the spout with the corresponding interior engaging mechanism of the draw sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth L. MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20130214013
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8500707
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute extending from the collection portion having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute is extended from the collection portion, and a closed condition in which the drain chute is folded towards the collection portion; and a pocket for receiving at least a portion of the drain chute when the drain chute is in its closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly Murray
  • Patent number: 8496138
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes a control module and a hose module. The hose module includes a housing and at least a portion of a fluid hose within an interior volume of the housing, a fluid nozzle supported by a boot when enclosed within the housing; a first door allowing removal of the fluid nozzle from the boot through a first opening created when the first door is adjusted from a closed position to an open position; a second door adjacent the exterior of the housing and adjustable from a shut position to a retracted position, where the second door allows access to the fluid hose when the second door is in the retracted position; and a linear motor adapted to adjust the second door from the shut position to the retracted position based on a received signal indicating the first door in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chad Gehman
  • Patent number: 8469242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispensing device for dispensing liquid from a container having a top, a side wall and a bottom, comprising a sleeve which can be inserted into the top in a sealing manner and into which a rising pipe opens via an inflow opening, a piston which is movable in the sleeve and can be moved between a closed position, in which the inflow opening is closed off by the piston, and an opened position, in which the inflow opening is connected to an outlet opening via a cavity of the piston. The outlet opening opens into an outlet channel of an extension arm which protrudes laterally from the sleeve and the output of which is coupled to a dispensing valve which can be activated by means of an actuating member in order to allow, in the opened position, liquid to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: HUBER Packaging Group GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Kolon, Bernd Haeussler, Rainer Opferkuch
  • Patent number: 8453884
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus includes a receptacle defining a chamber for containing a liquid material and having a top opening. A press mechanism includes a sealing valve disposed movably in the chamber and covering the top opening, and a press seat disposed above the sealing valve to move the sealing valve in the chamber. The sealing valve has a deformable membrane facing an interior of the chamber and adapted to press the liquid material. The press seat has a base plate, and a press rod projecting downwardly from the base plate and having a lower end connected to the deformable membrane. The deformable membrane deforms when pressed by the press rod, and produces a suction force when returning to an original shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Fang
  • Patent number: 8448821
    Abstract: A sanitary collection device for a beverage dispenser that provides an improved and larger collection area as compared to a cylindrical holster; and separation between the dispensing nozzle of the beverage dispenser and collection surfaces of the sanitary collection device such that the dispensing nozzle is prevented from contacting a possibly contaminated surface of the sanitary collection device. The present invention also provides for easy cleaning of the sanitary collection device and its drip cup, since the drip cup can be easily removed without the use of tools to facilitate cleaning and/or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Hecht
  • Patent number: 8439230
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty substances has a dispensing head with a dispensing mouth, a supply chamber and a dispenser head part. The dispensing head can be displaced relative to the dispenser head part out of a dispensing-standby position into a lowered position and vice versa. It is possible for the dispensing head, as a result of being supported on a fixed dispenser part, to be extended or retracted relative to the fixed dispenser part when rotated by the dispenser head part. The dispenser head covers over a dispensing tube that communicates with the pumping chamber. In order to achieve a favorable configuration of the substance path during the extension and retraction of the dispensing head. The dispensing head, in the extended position, interacts in an aligned manner with the dispensing opening and, in the retracted position, interacts with a closed region of the dispensing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Hagen
  • Patent number: 8424722
    Abstract: An integrated design for dispensing lubricants and similar fluids from bulk containers incorporates a dispense valve (8), a meter (1), a hose (7), a DC powered electric pump (2), power cord (18) and adjustable fluid suction tube (5), all packaged in one portable unit The unit is capable of dispensing fluids such as standard SAE grade automotive motor oils, automatic transmission fluid, gear lube, hydraulic oil and engine coolant (antifreeze) The pump motor will shut down at completion of dispense; and emergency shut-off to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: D. Christian Koch, Blade R. Wilson, Mark A. King, Thomas C. Neese
  • Patent number: 8397959
    Abstract: A packaging container formed by a container body has a connector with a thread. The connector has a predetermined breaking point where a tear-off part may be torn off. The tear-off part has a handle and may be torn off without a tool. The container body is fitted with an application nozzle which, when not in use, is positioned on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Publication number: 20120217266
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging comprising an outer box, an inner bag and a tap. A tap articulating assembly includes a tap wall and at least two hinge assemblies. The tap wall has an opening with the tap extending therethrough. The hinge assemblies each have a first hinge panel and a second hinge panel. The first and second hinge panels are joined to each other at an intermediate hinge fold, with the first hinge panel joined to the tap wall at an inner hinge fold and to one of the front wall and a respective side wall at an outer hinge fold. The first hinge assembly is spaced apart from the second hinge assembly, and they provide for a shipping orientation wherein the tap wall is recessed with the tap in the footprint of the box to an dispensing orientation wherein the tap extends beyond the outer box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Simon P. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20120217265
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging comprising an outer box, an inner bag and a locating panel. The outer box has a bottom wall and a dispensing wall with an opening. The inner bag includes a spout with a tap. The locating panel includes is coupled to the inner bag, the spout or the tap, with a dispensing opening of the tap on one side of the locating panel and the bag on the other side of The inner bag is placed within the box so that the central region is positioned at an angle relative to each of the bottom and dispensing walls. The front surface of the upper region overlies an inner surface of the dispensing wall. The front surface of the lower region overlies an inner surface of the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Simon P. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8240523
    Abstract: A cap for an aerosol can is provided comprising a recessed portion configured to retain a sprayer for the can wherein the sprayer is contained in the recessed portion when stored in the cap. The sprayer comprises a button actuator to attach to the valve of the can and a spray nozzle extension for the button to provide additional control. The button includes a sleeve for fitting over a protruding post in the recessed portion to align the sprayer in the recessed portion. The recessed portion may also include a support with a notch for aligning the nozzle in the channel provided by the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Shrader Canada Limited
    Inventor: Richard Goulet
  • Patent number: 8230876
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a hose arranged in a hose housing. The hose is in successive order connected to a fuel supply connection, passes a first roll, passes a second roll and extends through an opening in the hose housing, towards a nozzle end of the hose. The first roll is attached to the housing by at least one resilient element and a first carrier part having the form of a swing lever, and the second roll is attached to the housing by at least a second carrier part, to allow extracting and retracting of the hose through the opening. Moreover, a method for handling a hose as well as a fuel dispensing unit are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Gunnarsson, Annika Birkler
  • Patent number: 8123079
    Abstract: A bar gun holster assembly for receiving a bar gun. Bar guns are used to dispense beverages, typically soda and/or water therefrom. A holster assembly is a device that provides a place for a user to put the bar gun, nozzle first when it is not being used. Applicant's bar gun includes three components: a mounting plate, a holster portion, and a drain portion. The mounting plate is designed to attach to a support surface, such as the underside of a table or bar. The holster portion includes a cylindrical bar gun nozzle receiving member for receiving the nozzle of a bar gun slideably therein. The drain body is adapted to receive fluids dripping from the end of a nozzle and passing them to a drain line. Applicant's device includes walls that releasably couple the three members one to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: A. A. Jud Schroeder, Michael Romanyszyn
  • Patent number: 8104641
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser hose module includes a housing adapted to enclose the fluid nozzle and at least a portion of a fluid hose within an interior volume of the housing. A first door located adjacent an exterior of the housing allows removal of the fluid nozzle when the first door is adjusted from a closed position to an open position. The first door automatically returns to the closed position from the open position when the fluid nozzle is returned to the boot. A second door adjacent the exterior of the housing automatically adjusts from a shut position to a retracted position when the first door is adjusted from the closed position to the open position. The second door allows access to the fluid hose in the retracted position and automatically returns to the shut position from the retracted position when the first door returns to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chad Gehman
  • Publication number: 20120018460
    Abstract: A reusable container is disclosed for storing, dispensing and carrying liquids. The container includes body provided with an inlet and an outlet. The outlet is provided with an elongate dispensing spout which is mounted for pivotal movement between a first position, in which the spout overlies a portion of the container body, and a second position, in which the spout extends away from the container body. A valve adjacent the first end of the spout that prevents passage of the liquid from the container body into the spout when the spout is in the first position and that allows the passage of the liquid from the container body into the spout when the spout is in the second position. The valve changes between the first and second conditions in response to pivotal movement of the spout. The spout is provided with a first locating portion which engages with a second locating portion on the container body so as to retain the spout in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Slack
  • Patent number: 8091745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable tap (1) for tapping liquid from a pressurized liquid container. Compared to prior art taps, the inventive disposable tap is modified so that it can be preferably placed in the upper area of the lateral wall of the liquid container. To this end, the tap comprises a lateral inlet opening (21) which is oriented downward when the tap is mounted and which is provided for coupling, in a sealing manner, to an ascending tube (34), and comprises elements (6, 7, 8), which control the entrance of liquid into the tap and to the outlet (of the tap hole) in an appropriate manner. The invention also relates to a liquid container with a corresponding opening (36) for and with this tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Impress Group B.V.
    Inventors: Werner Neukirch, Peter Sauer
  • Publication number: 20110174836
    Abstract: A system and method for providing custom colored sealant are generally provided with a dispensing container, containing a quantity of sealant base solution. A bottom wall of the dispensing container is positioned to limit any headspace within the interior of the dispensing container until the contents are ready to be mixed. The bottom wall is moved prior to adding a coloring agent to the dispensing container, which is mixed with the sealant base by agitating the dispensing container, until a desired color is attained. A sealant thickener may then be added and mixed by similar agitation of the dispensing container. A rod may be provided to engage and move the bottom wall. A pull string may also be provided to move the bottom wall. A nozzle is then coupled with the dispensing container and the custom-colored sealant is ready to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Sashco, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Summons, Elliot Summons
  • Patent number: 7975878
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing unit for refueling vehicles includes a first nozzle holder for holding a first fuel dispensing nozzle, and a second nozzle holder for holding a second fuel dispensing nozzle. Both nozzle holders are arranged on a common side of the fuel dispensing unit. The first nozzle holder is configured to project, in a direction away from the side of the fuel dispensing unit, at least a part of the first fuel dispensing nozzle in relation to a corresponding part of the second fuel dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Marlene Wemmert
  • Publication number: 20110084090
    Abstract: A container dispensing device is provided having a storage mode and a dispensing mode wherein a pouring spout comprising a threaded first end, an angled configured second end, having an exterior engaging mechanism, positioned and functioning at all times inside both a draw sleeve having an interior engaging mechanism, and a first cap opening. Said draw sleeve is positioned directly above an exterior threaded upper extension of said first cap, which remains attached at all times to said container by a first engaging mechanism. The exterior of said draw sleeve, housed inside a second cap, is kept dry in said storage mode, on an upper side by a seal positioned therein, and on a lower side by a multi-functional seal secured to a top edge of said upper extension of said first cap. Conversion of said dispensing device from said storage mode to said dispensing mode, requires handling only a dry exterior surface of said second cap and said draw sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth L. MacDougall
  • Patent number: 7861892
    Abstract: A portable draft bar has an insulated chamber with an open top, an insulated cover for the open top, and a horizontal shoulder on the inside wall near the top. A rigid panel fits on the shoulder. At least one beverage tap mounted on the panel extends above the open top, with a drip tray below the tap outlet. A cooling coil within the chamber connects the tap inlet to a pressurized beverage container, with chamber ice cooling the coil. When not in use, the panel may be inverted and returned to the shoulder. With the cover in place and the container disconnected, the device is secure and transportable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Richard W. White, Robert J. White
  • Patent number: 7819292
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system includes a pump assembly for pressurizing a low cost container, the container non reversibly connected to a coupler module. A wand assembly is releasably connected to the coupler module. A discharge conduit fluidly connects the wand assembly to the container to displace a check valve in the pump assembly to permit flow from the pump assembly. The wand assembly includes a grip body slideable relative to the discharge conduit between a retracted storage position and an extended operable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: The Fountainhead Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Arcuri, Mark I. Cushman, George A. Mitchell, Mario J. Restive
  • Patent number: 7802704
    Abstract: A gasoline can having a nozzle assembly which includes a ball valve that is in an open mode when the can's nozzle is lifted for pouring, and which when the can's nozzle is in a lowered storage mode, the ball valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: David A. Hatch, James R. Hickey
  • Patent number: 7766191
    Abstract: A dispensing system for simultaneously dispensing a plurality of reactive materials. The system includes a multiple-barreled syringe having at least two barrels joined by a flange and containing respective different reactive materials. Parallel plungers joined by a flange force sealing members through the barrels to discharge the materials. A static mixer element having an applicator attaches to the syringe, and a means for re-sealing the syringe for subsequent use is provided. A sliding clip engaging a complementary shape removably fixes a loose static mixer element to the syringe, reducing the risk of misplacement and loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Jackson, Rhonda Williams
  • Publication number: 20100072230
    Abstract: A gasoline can having a nozzle assembly which includes a ball valve that is in an open mode when the can's nozzle is lifted for pouring, and which when the can's nozzle is in a lowered storage mode, the ball valve is closed. The gasoline can also has an air vent utilizing flap vents which are urged together in a closed mode and opened by air passing from outside the gasoline can into the gasoline can in an open mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: David A. Hatch
  • Publication number: 20100038386
    Abstract: Flexible packages for holding and selectively dispensing flowable materials therefrom. Each package is formed of a flexible material and includes an extendable fitment mounted in a wall portion of the package. The extendable fitment includes a movable mounting member, e.g., an evertable member or a slidable member, and a spout or tap mounted thereon. The spout/tap is arranged to be moved from a retracted position wherein at least a portion of it is located within the package to an extended position wherein at least a portion of it is located outside of the package. The spout/tap is arranged to selectively dispense the flowable material from the package it is in its extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: FRES-CO SYSTEM USA, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Pritchard
  • Patent number: 7607556
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a holder for holding a sprayer, and to a combination of a container and such a holder and sprayer. The holder is characterized by the presence of a securing strip integral to the holder, for securing the sprayer prior to its first use. The holder is preferably equipped with a means for closing the strip in an essentially non-removable way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Europe S.A.
    Inventor: Wim Engelen
  • Patent number: 7600656
    Abstract: A personal hydration system is configured to deliver fluid to a user. The system includes a container having a substantially fixed shape and configured to receive a quantity of a fluid. An opening is provided near a first end of the container for filling the container with the fluid. A withdrawal port is provided near a second end of the container to receive a fluid delivery tube for withdrawing fluid from the container. A channel extends at least partially along a surface of the container to retain the fluid delivery tube. A fluid lockout device has a base member coupled to either the fluid delivery tube or the withdrawal port, and a flow control member interfaces with the base member for movement between one position to permit flow and another position to prevent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick T. Karl, Brie G. Karl, William M. Dieter
  • Publication number: 20090218366
    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: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Intellipack Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew HAYDUK
  • Publication number: 20090194567
    Abstract: A press-out device for plastic substances comprises a cartridge (10) including a cylindrical container (11) in which a piston (35) can be displaced for pressing a substance, e.g. a sealing substance or adhesive substance, out of a discharge connector (14). The cartridge (10) is provided with an application nozzle (25) for use in extension of the discharge connector (14). The application nozzle (25) belongs to a reclosable closure assembly. The application nozzle (25) further comprises a hood (27) being movable relative to a nozzle body (26) and having a closure orifice. The closure orifice is followed by a discharge channel (51) delimited by straight side walls. The invention makes it possible to open the cartridge (10) without the need for a tool and to adjust and close the application nozzle (25) without the need for a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Publication number: 20090173753
    Abstract: A pressurized fluid dispenser includes a base unit and a reservoir. The base unit includes a pump and a battery compartment including electrical contacts electrically connected with the pump. The reservoir is supported by and selectively removable from the base unit. The reservoir includes an internal compartment that is in fluid communication with the pump when the reservoir is connected to the base unit. A female panel mount for an electrically operated unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: MICHAEL CONNER, Robert Vystrcil, Jeffery Morgan, Shawn Whetsone, Terry Birchler, David Chaney
  • Publication number: 20090114684
    Abstract: A packaging container formed by a container body having a connector with a thread is provided with a predetermined breaking point at the connector, where a tear-off part may be torn off. The tear-off part has a handle. It may be torn off without a tool. The container body is fitted with an application nozzle which, when not in use, is positioned by the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Publication number: 20090101668
    Abstract: A viscous fluid dispenser, comprises a compressible body having a substantially tubular profile and comprising an interior fluid holding cavity and a head comprising a cap structure operatively connected to an operative end of the compressible body and a nozzle communicatively connected through the cap structure to form a continuous off-center passage through the head from the interior fluid holding cavity to an exterior fluid expressing side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Peter M. Whitney
  • Publication number: 20090045228
    Abstract: A covering memeber (1) for mounting on a fastener ring (2), the ring and the covering member co-operating with each other to form a fastener system for fastening a dispenser member (3), such as a pump or a valve, on a recepacle neck (40), the covering member presenting a general configuration that is substantialy cylindrical, and comprising a top end (12), a bottom end (11), an outside wall (14), and an inside wall (15) for coming into clamping contact around the ring (2), the inside wall (15), at the bottom end (11), forming a fastener profile (111) that projects inwards, the covering member being characterized in that said profile defines a sharp catch (112) that is directed inwards and upwards, the profile being formed in direct proximity to the bottom end of the covering member so as to be able to engage said covering member under a fastner ring having a bottom end that comes practically into contact with the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventors: Gilles Jourdin, Cedric Mesnil