Motor Operated Dispensing Means Patents (Class 222/626)
  • Patent number: 10946907
    Abstract: An aerodynamic curtain assembly for use with a tank trailer illustratively includes a front nose assembly, and opposing first and second side assemblies. The front nose assembly illustratively includes a front support coupled to the tank trailer, and a flexible air deflector screen coupled to the support and extending arcuately from a first upright supported by a first side of the tank trailer to a second upright supported by a second side of the tank trailer. Each of the side assemblies illustratively includes an upper support member, a lower support member, an upper coupler securing the upper end of a flexible air deflector screen to the upper support member, and a lower coupler securing the lower end of the flexible air deflector screen to the lower support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tank Trailer Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scot McQuilkin, David Moore, Mark R. Holden
  • Patent number: 9090294
    Abstract: A system and method aerodynamic fairings including a gap fairing. The gap fairing includes multiple panels. The multiple panels are interconnected utilizing connectors to form a half conical shape extending from a front portion of a trailer. The gap fairing also includes supports connected to the multiple panels through support structure of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: HEIL TRAILER INTERNATIONAL, CO.
    Inventors: James Michael Johnson, Robert Joseph Winder, Sean Graham
  • Patent number: 8814012
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a material spreader mounted to a boom of an excavator for spreading bulk material over an area of interest. The material spreader includes a motor-controlled feeder for metering out the bulk material at a controlled rate. The material spreader further includes a mounting bracket configured to mount to a universal mounting portion of the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mt. Carmel Stabilization Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael C. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8763855
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for collection and containment of collected materials is provided. The apparatus can include a vacuum truck with at least one vacuum tank, the vacuum tank having a hollow interior region. A flexible bladder can be disposed within the hollow interior region of the vacuum tank. The bladder can be impermeable to and compatible with the collected material and capable of containing the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Hydrochem LLC
    Inventors: James F. Harvey, Pete K. Alvarez, Rodney Scott Holland, Rodney Scott Holland, Jr., John Bilke, Tommy Garcia, Jon Daniel
  • Publication number: 20140172523
    Abstract: A vertical elongated kiosk with a floor-engaging portion is equipped with a handle and optional wheels adjacent a rear surface to facilitate is mobility. A deck region has a dispenser which may include a spout from which hand/surface sanitizer is dispensed in response to a motion sensor. Electrical power is provided alternatively by a storage battery which may be recharged by a solar panel or an ac outlet plug. A wireless receiver/transmitter communicates with a remote base computer to control and monitor the operation of the kiosk. Informational displays, both video and placard, can be accommodated and a business card dispenser provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David J. Stob, Keith Haluska
  • Publication number: 20140084025
    Abstract: A pumping system comprises an internal combustion engine, a generator, a pumping unit and a heat recovery system. The generator is driven by the internal combustion engine. The pumping unit is powered by the generator. The heat recovery system thermally couples the internal combustion engine with the pumping unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Tix, Mark T. Weinberger, Richard D. Anderson, Jeffrey N. Velgersdyk, Nicholas K. Studt, Gregory A. Regenscheid, Matthew R. Theisen, Kenneth C. Floer, Mark J. Brudevold, Arthur T. Graf
  • Patent number: 8322574
    Abstract: A drinking water dispensing system for automobiles and associated method preferable includes a reservoir; an egress spout, a pump; temperature adjusting mechanism; a user interface; a thermodynamic conduit including first and second valves; cooling elements; heating elements and first and second insulating layers. The first and second passageways are coaxially oriented along the conduit and cooperate with the cooling/heating elements such that cold/hot water streams are independently transferred to the egress spout while maximizing/minimizing heat transfer losses. Separate water streams are passed through the first/second passageways by selectively toggling the first/second plurality of valves between open and closed positions upon receiving instructions signals from the user interface. Such a system provides users with a readily available source of hot/cold water for drinking while traveling, without requiring the use of separate water-transfer conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Larry K. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120298767
    Abstract: An apparatus applies product and includes a pivotal platform solely supported through bushings formed of compressible material. The ground speed can be locked by stepping on a step pivoting a composite block to engage with an engagement of the transmission proportioner arm. A gate is opened utilizing a control lever pivotally mounted to a pivotably mounted control block to either engage or avoid a tang of an adjustment guide. A drive belt system includes a variator having first and second sheaves having variable effective diameters when their pivot pin is moved by pivoting a lever. A spray tip sprays a fan style spray at a small acute angle to the application area. A flip shield is pivoted about an axis parallel to the movement direction and includes a linear straight portion parallel to the axis in a redirection position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Kline, Loren F. Hansen, Robert C. Brophy
  • Publication number: 20120181301
    Abstract: A dispenser system employs a packaging module for use with moisture sensitive materials. The packaging module comprises an outer carton and an inner bladder, which is substantially impermeable to moisture and is filled with one part of an adhesive. The carton is loaded on a mobile cart and the one part adhesive is supplied to a pump/mixer without exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. The packaging and dispensing system can be used in conjunction with mechanized adhesive application equipment for the construction trades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Stanley W. Choiniere, Joshua S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8152023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular beverage system incorporable into a transportation unit. The system comprises a power source, at least one user point, at least one vessel, at least one liquid transferring apparatus operatively associated with said power source; and piping. The vessel is adapted to store therein liquid. Activation the liquid transferring apparatus causes the distribution of at least some of the liquid from the vessel to respective user points via said piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Avishai Hatuka
  • Patent number: 8016169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device to be used for the mechanized distribution of natural antagonists for the treatment of crops grown in greenhouse or in open field, under organic and/or integrated regimen, improving uniformity of distribution and concomitantly reducing the time spent in the distribution, with respect to other known systems in the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Universita Degli Studi Di Catania
    Inventors: Giacomo Blandini, Sabina Failla, Giuseppe Manetto
  • Patent number: 7909265
    Abstract: A wheeled herbicide and/or pesticide carrier incorporates a non-motorized, three wheeled cart including a frame defining a basket for receiving tanks containing a fluid solution. An air compressor and battery are also supported on the cart. A nozzle communicates with the tanks for dispensing the solution. A control panel is mounted on the cart's handle to permit a user to select which tank is to be utilized and the rate for spraying. A second embodiment of the invention is designed to support four tanks thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventors: Randy L Adams, Carolyn D. Adams
  • Publication number: 20110031270
    Abstract: A dispenser system employs a packaging module for use with moisture sensitive materials. The packaging module comprises an outer carton and an inner bladder, which is substantially impermeable to moisture and is filled with one part of an adhesive. The carton is loaded on a mobile cart and the one part adhesive is supplied to a pump/mixer without exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. The packaging and dispensing system can be used in conjunction with mechanized adhesive application equipment for the construction trades. A cart which employs multiple transversely spaced mixing nozzles is employed to produce transversely spaced beads of adhesive as the cart is pushed along a surface. Part 1 adhesive component and part 2 adhesive component are independently pumped to mixing nozzles which dispense the adhesive in beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Stanley W. Choiniere, Joseph A. DeFilippo, Brett James Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20110031269
    Abstract: A system for applying mushroom growing materials includes a hopper for the materials. A blower unit creates an air stream which acts as a carrier for blowing the material fed by the hopper through a transport hose wrapped partially around a reel. The hose communicates with and feeds the material to an applicating head which is mounted on a mushroom bed. The material is conveyed through the applicating head by being spread in a transverse direction by a distributor. The material is then fed to an applicating member which is preferably a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt deposits the material onto the mushroom bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: James E. Davidson, Marshall Thompson, Steven L. Fidanza
  • Patent number: 7543765
    Abstract: An improved self-unloading spreader has a front end, a back end, and sides defining walls of a container for holding material. The container has at least one opening in one of the walls through which material can move. Inside of the container, longitudinally disposed between the front end and the rear end, is an auger that can move material in the container to and through the opening. Also inside of the container, adjustably positioned above the auger, is an adjustable height baffle to control the amount of material the auger has available to move. Outside of the container, adjacent to the opening, is a transversely mounted conveyer belt for spreading material that flows through the opening. An hydraulic system powers the auger and allows the hydraulically powered auger to either move material towards the opening or away from the opening. The auger, in combination with the adjustable height baffle, controls the rate at which material is provided to the conveyer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Brad Elling
  • Publication number: 20080179348
    Abstract: A system for withdrawing water, comprising at least one withdrawal passage through which water will be withdrawn, an apparatus that is fitted to one end of the withdrawal passage to aid the user in withdrawing water from a container, means such as a pump with a reversible motor is connected to the opposite end of the withdrawal passage for generating pressure differential to withdraw water through said withdrawal passage, and a drain passage that connects to the withdrawal passage to lead the withdrawn water to a drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Megan G. Schrieber
  • Publication number: 20080048049
    Abstract: A wheeled herbicide and/or pesticide carrier incorporates a non-motorized, three wheeled cart including a frame defining a basket for receiving tanks containing a fluid solution. An air compressor and battery are also supported on the cart. A nozzle communicates with the tanks for dispensing the solution. A control panel is mounted on the cart's handle to permit a user to select which tank is to be utilized and the rate for spraying. A second embodiment of the invention is designed to support four tanks thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Randy L. Adams, Carolyn D. Adams
  • Patent number: 7282880
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to automatically reverse the motor of a power tool, such as a dispensing gun or similar tool. In some constructions, a controller automatically reverses the direction of plunger movement and removes the plunger from contact with the back wall of a cartridge. The controller has a trigger switch that is coupled to a power source, such as a battery, and includes a main power on/off switch and a potentiometer. A protection or secondary switch is coupled in parallel to the main power on/off switch. A power supply circuit and a commutator are each coupled to the main and secondary switches. An overload sensor is coupled to the commutator. The controller includes a programmable device that is coupled to the power supply circuit, the potentiometer, the commutator, and the overload sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Glasgow, Robert M. Crisp
  • Patent number: 6988637
    Abstract: An apparatus may be used to dispense a plurality of automotive appearance care products. The apparatus may include a plurality of storage containers. Mixing systems may be coupled to the storage containers. The mixing systems may combine raw materials with a carrier fluid to produce product fluids. The product fluids may be stored in storage vessels. A plurality of pumps may be used to produce a flow of one or more product fluids. The product fluids may be dispensed through one or more dispensing conduits. A user may dispense the product fluids for use as automotive appearance care products. The user may receive a statement of a fee for using the apparatus based on a selected basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Auto Wax Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Floyd, Paul David Miller, III
  • Patent number: 6978911
    Abstract: An apparatus may be used to dispense a plurality of automotive appearance care products. The apparatus may include a plurality of storage containers. Mixing systems may be coupled to the storage containers. The mixing systems may combine raw materials with a carrier fluid to produce product fluids. The product fluids may be stored in storage vessels. A plurality of pumps may be used to produce a flow of one or more product fluids. The product fluids may be dispensed through one or more dispensing conduits. In certain embodiments, a user of the apparatus may be charged a fee based on a selected basis. The selected basis may be, but is not limited to, a per vehicle basis, a per application basis, a per use basis, a per refilling basis, or a per time basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Auto Wax Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Floyd, Paul David Miller, III
  • Patent number: 6976286
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a portable, self-draining utility bucket 12. The motorized drainage system of the present invention 10 comprises a bucket 12 on wheels 14, a draining pump assembly 16 which incorporates an electrical motor 18 and a retractable cord assembly 20. The wastewater from the bucket 12 is pumped through the drain hose 22 and dispensed into a sink 24. This eliminates any need to lift the bucket 12 in order to drain it, which saves pain and hard work, and eliminates possible injury at work. An on/off switch 26, a ground fault interrupter circuit breaker (GFI) 28, a clip-on fill hose 30, and a conventional mop strainer 32 are also provided. The present invention has three designs for domestic, commercial and hospital applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Edwin Sanabria
  • Patent number: 6962455
    Abstract: A portable apparatus adapted for applying an adhesive and mastic roofing material is provided which allows one operator to use smaller, more maneuverable containers of roofing mastic for use in applying roofing materials and adhesives to roofing surfaces. In one embodiment a movable platform is provided wherein the internal pressure of the container is increased wherein less pump energy is required to achieve sufficient adhesive coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 6883736
    Abstract: An assembly for distributing particulate material comprising a blower assembly which is preferably removably mounted on a mobile platform and structured to generate a forced flow of air along a flow path and through a manifold assembly connected to a supply of material being distributed. The manifold assembly includes a receiving segment incorporating a Venturi section facilitating the entrainment of the material into the forced air flow passing through a discharge conduit preferably having an extended length to facilitate distribution of the material to a plurality of locations in a variety of different environments. A vent assembly is provided to relieve back pressure from within the discharge conduit, which may be created due to its extended length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Scott Blatt
  • Patent number: 6817495
    Abstract: A portable tool box, including a container, an electrically operated air compressor, a vent for providing an ample supply of air, a pneumatic tool for dispensing dense materials, a pneumatic hose, and an electrical connection box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Mi-Ok Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin William Luck
  • Patent number: 6766966
    Abstract: A portable, battery powered spray applicator car wash device capable of holding and dispensing liquid cleansers and waxes for rubbing into the body and windows of a vehicle; thereby, enabling complete and portable mobile washing and cleaning services and complete detailing of a vehicle without the use of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Evergreen Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Jung You
  • Patent number: 6648177
    Abstract: A mobile fluid dispenser is provided for dispensing fluids. The mobile fluid dispenser comprises a body defining a tank, a pump mounted to the body, and wheels mounted to the body. The body comprises a tank. The wheels are configured such that the mobile fluid dispenser can be rolled on flat surfaces without being tipped from an upright position. The pump may be either electrically powered or air powered, and may be reversible to allow the tank to be filled with fluid from a remote supply source. The tank may also be filled through a fill opening formed in the body or through quick coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventor: Adriano Burger
  • Publication number: 20030042273
    Abstract: A portable dispensing device includes a hopper, a rotatable auger, a drive unit, and a rigid base. The hopper defines a receptacle including an upper opening for receiving a large quantity of bulk material and a lower opening for dispensing measured quantities of bulk material. The rotatable auger is positioned at the lower opening of the hopper for controlling the amount of bulk material which is dispensed from the hopper. The drive unit controls rotatable movement of the auger. The rigid base carries and provides support for the portable dispensing device during portable movement thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: Alexander J. House
  • Publication number: 20020139817
    Abstract: A mobile dispensing apparatus for dispensing flowable material from a plurality of containers is provided. The apparatus comprises a frame having an upper and lower portion connected with a plurality of supports. A wheeled axle connects to the lower portion of the frame to allow for moving the mobile dispensing apparatus. A plurality of container support frames contained within the upper portion of the frame provide support for containers. The apparatus includes a plurality of tapered bins with an open end connected to the upper portion of the frame for receiving the contents of the containers, and a closed end opposite to the open end located adjacent to the lower portion of the frame. A motor is attached to the frame, and an auger powered by the motor moves the contents of the containers from the closed end of the bins through the auger and out of the mobile dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Wyman Travis
  • Patent number: 6439436
    Abstract: A grain storage bin has a circular bin floor structure and a cylindrical bin wall upstanding from the floor. A bin aeration system includes a perforated air discharge tube mounted diametrically across the bin supported on a frame above the floor from one side with an air supply duct for supplying air from a fan through the wall. The floor structure is divided diametrically into two separate half sections. A rectangular discharge duct extends from a feed opening at a center of the bin horizontally under the horizontal support surface to a discharge outside the wall of the bin with a belt having parallel runs along the duct, a first opening at the center of the bin and a second opening adjacent the wall so that the material within the bin can fall onto the upper run of the belt to be carried to the side for discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventors: Richard J. Epp, Dwayne S. Epp
  • Patent number: 6152197
    Abstract: A portable fuel dispensing system which eliminates the need for underground storage tanks that are subject to leaks resulting in contamination of the stored fuel, soil and ground water creating costly environmental hazards. A semi-tractor trailer supported fuel receptacle has a plurality of metered fuel dispensers along the sides thereof allowing several customers to park along side the trailer and fuel their vehicles. The trailer may be taken to a central location for filling and then transported to a convenient retail location for dispensing the fuel to customers' vehicles. When empty, the trailer is returned to the central location for refuelling. During this return trip, the tank may be connected to a fuel/air inlet of the tractor so fuel vapor remaining in the tank may be burned rather than escaping into the atmosphere. The system is a completely closed system with no venting of fumes into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Nolan P. Gerardot
  • Patent number: 6112955
    Abstract: A grout hopper and dispenser which may be raised on a fork lift so that grout may be placed in a concrete block wall. The grout hopper and dispenser includes an auger in the bottom thereof which forces the grout out through a tube which is connected to a flexible tube which is used by the workman in directing the grout to the appropriate location. The auger may be remotely controlled by the operator of the forklift truck which has lifted the grout hopper and dispenser into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Damian Lang
  • Patent number: 6056166
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable dispenser of potable liquid, and includes an insulated container for storing the liquid, and a secondary container connected to the insulated container. A pump is positioned in either the insulated container or the secondary container, and has a suction conduit that communicates with or extends to the bottom of the insulated container. The pump also has a discharge conduit that is connected to a manifold in the secondary container. A plurality of liquid dispensing conduits are connected to the manifold for communication with the discharge conduit. Each of the liquid dispensing conduits extends from the manifold through a dispenser opening in the secondary container. Means for also provided for activating the pump whereby the liquid stored in the insulated container is delivered to the dispensing conduits via the discharge conduit and the manifold for consumption by a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventors: Jon E. Schmitz, Jeffrey B. Howlett
  • Patent number: 6056168
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a trailer including a tank that is adapted for securement to an underside of a trailer. The tank has a generally trapezoidal configuration with a top face and a bottom face. The top face has recesses formed therein for receiving cross members of the trailer therein. The top face has a filling port in communication with an interior of the tank. A dispensing nozzle is in communication with a fuel pump disposed within the interior of the tank. A deflector shield is secured to the underside of the trailer forwardly of the tank. The shield is dimensioned for covering a forward portion of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Davis Owen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5983962
    Abstract: A portable fuel dispensing system which eliminates the need for underground storage tanks that are subject to leaks resulting in contamination of the stored fuel, soil and ground water creating costly environmental hazards. A semi-tractor trailer supported fuel receptacle has a plurality of metered fuel dispensers along the sides thereof allowing several customers to park along side the trailer and fuel their vehicles. The trailer may be taken to a central location for filling and then transported to a convenient retail location for dispensing the fuel to customers' vehicles. When empty, the trailer is returned to the central location for refuelling. During this return trip, the tank may be connected to a fuel/air inlet of the tractor so fuel vapor remaining in the tank may be burned rather than escaping into the atmosphere. The system is a completely closed system with no venting of fumes into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Nolan P. Gerardot
  • Patent number: 5921445
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable dispenser of potable liquid, and includes an insulated container for storing the liquid, and a secondary container connected to the insulated container. A pump is positioned in either the insulated container or the secondary container, and has a suction conduit that extends to the bottom of the insulated container. The pump also has a discharge conduit that is connected to a manifold in the secondary container. A plurality of liquid dispensing conduits are connected to the manifold for communication with the discharge conduit. Each of the liquid dispensing conduits extends from the manifold through a dispenser opening in the secondary container. Means for also provided for activating the pump whereby the liquid stored in the insulated container is delivered to the dispensing conduits via the discharge conduit and the manifold for consumption by a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventors: Jon E. Schmitz, Jeffrey B. Howlett
  • Patent number: 5878921
    Abstract: A grout delivery apparatus and method for delivering grout through a flexible conduit from a bulk supply of grout to a hand tool. The bulk supply of grout is held in a hopper which feeds the grout under gravity to a pump. The pump is driven by an electric motor which receives its electrical energy through a controller. The controller is adjustably preset to control the electric motor as a function of the individual settings on a multifunction switch operable by the worker. The switch can either be mounted on the hand tool and directly wired to the controller or incorporated into a remote transmitter which transmits the particular switch position to a receiver on the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Mud King, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Chase, Steven C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5837276
    Abstract: The invention features an implantable device for the automatic delivery of an active ingredient according to an adjustable delivery profile. The device includes a housing; a reservoir operatively connected to the housing and arranged to store an elongate solid composition including the active ingredient, such as a filament of tape; an actuator arranged within the housing to move the solid composition from the reservoir to a transit assembly, providing a water-tight seal wherein the solid composition exits the housing at the transit assembly; a controller that acts on the actuator to adjust movement of the solid composition out of the housing according to the adjustable delivery profile; and a power source arranged to provide energy to the actuator and the controller. The solid composition can be an elongate, solid composition comprising a drug, and up to 90% of a carrier, wherein the composition has a cross-section of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Delab
    Inventor: Roland Cherif Cheikh
  • Patent number: 5823406
    Abstract: A mobile filling unit mounted on a wheeled base and having one or more pumping systems and liquid dispensing heads. Each of the pumping systems has a metering turret containing a number of adjustable rods, the rods being adjustable to limit the stroke of a reciprocable drive motor, the drive motor being directly connected to a reciprocable pump, so that the volume delivered by the pump is controllable to any of a number of predetermined values equal to the respective settings of the adjustable rods in the metering turret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Neupak, Inc.
    Inventor: Terence P. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5810213
    Abstract: A portable pressurized reservoir supply tank comprises a tank housing with a flat upper surface, a flat lower surface and a hollow interior, air and water being contained within the tank in an operative orientation, a pressure gauge being positioned through the tank housing, the pressure gauge including a mechanism to measure and indicate the air pressure within the hollow interior of the tank housing, a compressed air charging valve being positioned through the tank housing, the compressed air charging valve including a coupling mechanism, a pressure relief valve being positioned through the tank housing, a fill spout being positioned through the tank housing, a fill cap being coupled to the fill spout, a discharge assembly being formed in a cylindrical configuration with an outboard end including screw threads and an inboard end positioned through the tank housing adjacent the lower surface, the discharge assembly including a handle to regulate the flow of water therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventors: Salvador Flores, Ramiro O. Flores
  • Patent number: 5653567
    Abstract: A mobile batch feeder for cubed feed consisting of a supply hopper with conveyor leading to a cumulative dispensing chute. Rotational input to drive the conveyor also functions to trip open the dispensing chute periodically thereby to dispense measured batches of cube feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Charley A. Taylor
    Inventor: Charley A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5645404
    Abstract: A personal fluid delivery device includes an electronic pump system and may also include a fluid reservoir system. The fluid reservoir system includes a fluid reservoir and a delivery tube disposed in communication therewith. The electronic pump system includes a pump operable for delivering fluid from the fluid reservoir, an electrical power supply for supplying power to the pump, a dispensing tube operable for providing a passageway for dispensing fluid from the fluid reservoir and an actuating device operable for selectively actuating the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Z Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Zelenak
  • Patent number: 5535926
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying mastic to a selected surface includes a container for mastic, a pump assembly, and a drywall tool or wand. The pump assembly is positioned in the container so that it draws mastic from the container and delivers it to the drywall tool. The mastic delivered to the drywall tool is applied to the selected surface through a nozzle in the drywall tool. The pump assembly includes a pump, a pneumatic cylinder, and a linking subassembly connecting the pump and the pneumatic cylinder. The pump assembly is operated by an air compressor. The air compressor causes a rod in the pneumatic cylinder to reciprocate. The linking subassembly translates this reciprocation to a piston in the pump assembly. The piston reciprocates within a bore of the pump assembly and draws the mastic from the container. The apparatus is mounted on a hand truck so that it may be moved to different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Axia Incorporated
    Inventors: Eli Blitz, Mark Farnworth
  • Patent number: 5497918
    Abstract: A system in a land vehicle for the delivery of a hot or cold drink. The system includes at least one closed loop for heating or cooling with a circulating heat carrier fluid, and at least one open loop in which a drink is conducted from a reservoir to a dispenser via an indirect heat exchanger that forms part of the closed loop. In one embodiment the system delivers by choice either a hot or a cold drink and it includes two open loops and two closed loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventor: Menachem Brilanchik
  • Patent number: 5460301
    Abstract: A concrete pump vehicle has a foldable concrete distributing boom (18) arranged on a chassis (10), a material container (24) arranged next to the rear end of the chassis (10) and a concrete pump (28) connected at its suction side to the material container (24) and at its delivery side to a delivery line (26) that extends over the distributing boom (18). The material container (24) is provided with an anti-splashing device that projects over the edge of the opening and ensures that no concrete splashes reach the machine area during operation of the pump. In order to achieve an optimal splash-protection in both the traveling and working states, the anti-splash device has a wall structure (36) that projects over the edge of the opening and a foldable wall (40) hingedly linked to the area of the upper edge of the wall structure (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Putzmeister-Werk Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Willi Ebinger, Dieter Schneider
  • Patent number: 5427283
    Abstract: A dispenser for powder or granular material which has a hopper for containing the material to be dispensed. The hopper includes an arcuate bottom member having a plurality of discharge openings. A wiper is positioned along the length of the bottom member and mounted to a rotatable shaft. The wiper includes a plurality of wiper elements mounted to the shaft each having at least one radially extending blade. The radial extent of each blade is sufficient to contact the openings during rotation of the shaft. Adjacent blades are mounted so as to be offset from each other. A drive is provided to rotate the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: R. E. Whittaker Company
    Inventors: Richard E. Whittaker, Robert Back, Eric S. Daytner
  • Patent number: 5314100
    Abstract: A grout delivery system includes a grout storage hopper connected to a motor-operated pump to pump flowable grout or mortar through a flexible hose into a nozzle structure for application to a work surface. A nozzle handle contains a pushbutton actuator for a pump motor speed control circuit. An operator can observe grout flow from the nozzle while operating the pushbutton to adjust the grout flow rate. The pump motor speed control allows the operator to apply grout at a relatively high rate and with a high degree of accuracy, because the grout flow rate can be increased or decreased, as necessary to fill cracks or crevices of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Inventor: Jim D. Deaver
  • Patent number: 5307952
    Abstract: A top dresser (10) is disclosed in a first preferred form including a discharge gate (56) of a pusher (44) movably mounted in a hopper (30) for forcing material forward towards a rotating, cylindrical, dispensing drum (66) as the top dresser (10) is being pulled forward. The pusher (44) is slideably mounted by slides (50) secured to ears (48) extending between the sides (36) and the bottom (34) of the hopper (30) and slideable on tubular rails (52) positioned on the outside of the hopper (30). The pusher (44) is moved by expandable and contractable actuators (58, 60) pivotally mounted by their opposite ends to the frame (12) and the pusher (44) in a non-parallel, crossing manner. The drum (66) includes corrugated sheeting (70) around its periphery for gripping the material in the hopper (30) and drawing it under a metering gate (72) and a rotating brush (74) which propels the material onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Turfco Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: Vernon J. Worrel, Terry Bondeson
  • Patent number: 5201442
    Abstract: A remotely actuated apparatus is provided for delivering a liquid to a desired location, particularly for use with a bicycle. The invention includes a reservoir, a pump adapted to receive liquid from the reservoir regardless of the orientation of the reservoir, a delivery tube for delivering liquid from the pump to a desired location, and a remote actuator for remotely actuating the pump. Also included in a preferred embodiment is a manifold which receives liquid from the pump. The manifold has a plurality of outlet ports to facilitate attachment of the delivery tube thereto regardless of the orientation of the apparatus. The actuator is disposed remotely from the reservoir and sends a signal which is received by a receiver means which actuates the pump to dispense refreshment liquid through the manifold to a delivery tube and then to a dispensing tube which is in close proximity to the mouth of the bicycle rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Inventor: Aram Bakalian
  • Patent number: 5189965
    Abstract: A granular materials applicator is disclosed in which controlled metering rolls rotating at a preselected angular velocity provides volumetric displacement of the granular material irrespective of varying operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Holdrege Seed and Farm Supply Company
    Inventors: Kent M. Hobbs, Johnathan I. Macy
  • Patent number: RE39639
    Abstract: A grout hopper and dispenser which may be raised on a fork lift so that grout may be placed in a concrete block wall. The grout hopper and dispenser includes an auger in the bottom thereof which forces the grout out through a tube which is connected to a flexible tube which is used by the workman in directing the grout to the appropriate location. The auger may be remotely controlled by the operator of the forklift truck which has lifted the grout hopper and dispenser into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Damian L. Lang