Fluid Flow Generated By Manually Actuated Working Member Patents (Class 222/631)
  • Patent number: 9889455
    Abstract: A particulate sprayer includes a gas reservoir to hold a gas, a liquid reservoir to hold a product, and a low pressure section including an exit opening connected to the liquid reservoir. The product includes a liquid and solid particles. The low pressure section transports gas released from the gas reservoir over the exit opening. The product is drawn, pushed, or drawn and pushed from the exit opening into the transported gas to create a spray of the product to be sprayed from the particulate sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tracie L. C. Wilson, David Richard Stonehouse, Craig Harvey Nelson, Carys Eleri Lee, Paul Nigel Marsh, Benjamin Erland Impey
  • Patent number: 9364841
    Abstract: An inhaler including a pre-inserted cartridge (100) is proposed. The cartridge contains liquid (103) which is preferably pressurized to a low pressure. The cartridge is connected via an aerosol valve (106) with the inhaler. The liquid is further pressurized by a pump (117) of the inhaler to a high pressure and atomized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dunne, Heinrich Kladders
  • Patent number: 9028457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separation, concentration, and/or applying a biological or bio-engineered fluid. Generally, the fluid application device includes a sprayer body to enable the application of the fluid and a container adaptable to enable the separation of the fluid into at least a first component and a second component. The container is releasably coupled to the nozzle. The nozzle is adapted to withdraw at least one of the first component or the second component from the container after the fluid has been separated to apply the fluid to a selected site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Leach, Barry F. Hecker
  • Patent number: 8998591
    Abstract: Bellow actuated pump devices for dispensing a product from a container may include a bellow and a base or a bellow, a base, and a valve wherein actuation of the bellow dispenses a product and the de-actuation of the bellow refills the pump for the next actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar Netherlands BV
    Inventor: Eelco Han de Man
  • Publication number: 20150045747
    Abstract: A valved container assembly which has a container for containing a fluid, the container extending in an axial direction and having an open front end and a valve disposed in the container. The valved container assembly is configured so that forward axial movement of the valve relative to the container is inhibited. A plunger element is disposed axially rearward of the valve and is axially moveable in the container. The plunger element is configured to increase the pressure of a fluid in a first volume of the container upon forward axial movement relative to the valve. The valve includes a channel bypassing the permanent seal, the channel having a first opening in fluid communication with the atmosphere outside of the valved container assembly and a second opening selectively sealed from the first volume by a resilient seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CONSORT MEDICAL PLC
    Inventors: Ian Anderson, Matt Ekman
  • Publication number: 20150041489
    Abstract: A dispenser for discharging an in particular granular or powdery substance by blow-out, has a blow-out duct, and a suction line opening into the blow-out duct for sucking the substance into the blow-out duct. A positive air pressure can be built up in a duct section arranged upstream of the blow-out duct and closed in the direction of the blow-out duct by a valve opening in a pressure-dependent manner, for pressure-controlled formation of a blow-out stream in the blow-out duct. A method for emptying a substance reservoir having a freeze-dried substance sucks the substance out of the substance reservoir, using a suction air stream opening into a blowing stream, and discharges the substance. A sucking/blowing dispenser is used for emptying a substance reservoir having a freeze-dried substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: RPC FORMATEC GMBH
    Inventor: Johannes Krieger
  • Patent number: 8875952
    Abstract: Foam dispenser systems and pumps for use in foam dispenser systems are disclosed herein. A refill unit for refilling a foam dispenser system comprises a container for holding a supply of foamable liquid and a pump housing connected to the container. The pump housing comprises one or more connections for connecting to one or more external air pumps, wherein the air pumps supply air pressure to move the foamable liquid into a mixing chamber and to mix air with the liquid in the mixing chamber and create a foamy air-liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, James M. Yates, Todd A. Spiegelberg, John J. McNulty
  • Patent number: 8870031
    Abstract: A dispenser for a liquid or pasty media contains a replaceable container at a bottom of which a pump is mounted, and a holder for the container. The dispenser further contains a holding element having a part formed from a transparent plastic material which at least partially encloses the upper region of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Publication number: 20140239021
    Abstract: A pump dispenser is arranged for dispensing solidous material under a manually-developed pressure, with the dispenser being capable of pumping and mechanically agitating the solidous material in a storage container. The resultant dispensed solidous fluid is provided with more consistent suspended solid concentrations with greater solid particle distribution homogeneity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ZHEJIANG JM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tu Xufeng
  • Patent number: 8783520
    Abstract: A dispenser for a liquid or pasty media contains an exchangeable container which is arranged upside down on a holder. A dosing pump is provided on the bottom of the container in an especially non-detachable manner, and an actuating element for the dosing pump is provided on the holder retainer. A first return valve is provided at an upper inlet to the dosing pump and a second return valve at its lower dispensing opening which second return valve can be lifted, thereby reducing the delivery space. The actuating element is displaceably mounted in the retainer and has a ramp displacing a catch guided upwards by the retainer, the catch being associated with the lower return valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 8746496
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Patent number: 8360258
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Patent number: 8083103
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is provided that includes a multiple chamber fluid storage region, each having a dispensing pump of its own such that the dispenser can dispense the fluids from within the multiple fluid storage regions. Further, the multiple fluid storage regions may each contain the same or different liquids. The dispensing pumps include a metering housing, which when depressed, generate a one-way flow from the interior fluid storage region of the container that serves to fill the predetermined volume of the chamber within the metering housing. When the metering housing is depressed a second time a substantially equal volume of each of the fluids is dispensed from the container, while upon release, the metering housings are refilled by drawing fluids from their respective fluid storage regions. The fluids are mixed in the exit port as they are dispensed from the metering pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 8028606
    Abstract: Provided is a tire puncture repair device capable of injecting a puncture sealing agent into a tire stably and speedily. A container is compressed between plate members by placing one of the plate members on the ground and pressing down the other one of the plate members with a foot. Thereby, the puncture sealing agent is discharged from the container and is injected into the tire through an injection tube. Discharge amount control means is attached to the injection tube to level an amount of the puncture sealing agent to be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Naito
  • Patent number: 7997449
    Abstract: A trigger operated fluid delivery system for dispensing two different fluids is disclosed. The fluid delivery system includes a first container having a first primary fluid, a fluid inlet conduit in fluid communication with the first container, and a pump for drawing the first fluid through the fluid inlet conduit and into a pump chamber. A fluid discharge conduit is located downstream of the pump chamber. The fluid discharge conduit is in fluid communication with the pump chamber and a discharge orifice. The pump discharges the first fluid from the pump chamber into the fluid discharge conduit. The fluid delivery system also includes a second container having a second fluid, that delivers the second fluid into the fluid discharge conduit. The second fluid mixes with the first fluid when the first fluid is discharged into the fluid discharge conduit such that a mixture of the first fluid and the second fluid is discharged through the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Banco, Douglas A. Soller, Michael C. Fryan, Steven A. Zach
  • Publication number: 20110183296
    Abstract: Dispenser for dispensing a substance onto a substrate, such as a tooth treatment compound onto teeth, includes a vial including a pair of thin members forming a cavity therebetween in which the substance is arranged and a conduit defining an internal dispensing channel communicating with the cavity, an applicator tip arranged in connection with the conduit and including projections adapted to contact the substrate, and a cap including a cavity. The cap removably attaches to the vial and when attached, covers the applicator tip and seals the internal channel. When the cap is detached from the vial and the thin members are squeezed toward one another, the substance in the cavity is urged out of the cavity into and through the internal channel in the conduit and onto the projections to enable it to be brought into contact with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan B. LEVINE
  • Publication number: 20110127303
    Abstract: A handy fluid tube includes a tube having a top end and a bottom end, a first fluid, for example, medical fluid, alcohol or cosmetic fluid contained in the tube, a second fluid with high viscosity and high adhesive contained in the tube and forming a floating stopper to seal the bottom end of the tube, and a sealing cap fastened to the tube and movable relative to the tube between a first position to seal the top end of the tube for causing the second fluid to seal the bottom end of the tube and a second position to open the top end for letting the atmospheric pressure enter the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Kun-Liang Hong
  • Publication number: 20110073623
    Abstract: A double water-seal accumulator used in a perfume dispenser includes a casing defining a vertical guide groove, an adapter defining a vertical guide hole and transverse guide groove, a stop ball supported on a spring member in the vertical guide hole and forced by the spring member to block the passage between the vertical guide hole and the transverse guide groove, a shaft member mounted in the casing and defining therein an angled hole and having a bottom raised portion, and an operating member coupled to the shaft member and operable to rotate the shaft member to a predetermined position where the angled hole is kept in communication with the vertical guide groove and the raised portion is stopped against the stop ball to open the passage between the vertical guide hole and the transverse guide groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Chuan-Wei Ko
  • Patent number: 7891526
    Abstract: In a dosing device for drawing in and dispensing a free-flowing medium from a container having an inlet (60) and a discharge opening (62.1 to 62.4), the inlet (60) and the discharge opening (62) are disposed separate from each other, a dosing and displacement chamber (61) being provided between them and the inlet (60) and/or discharge opening (62.1 to 62.4) being closable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Schliemann
  • Patent number: 7819285
    Abstract: In a counter mechanism of a feeding device, in each discrete feeding operation, an amount corresponding to single delivery unit of stored material is ejected and providing a simple construction and permitting the remaining amount of stored material in the device invisible from outside to be known by counting the number of delivered units of stored material. A counter mechanism of this invention comprises a fixed member (10) fixed to the body and having cam lobes formed in circumferential direction, a gear (20) having a count number display that can be monitored from the outside, a rotating member (40) being restricted to rotate either to a position in the rotating direction to allow feeding of a single delivery unit and a position to preventing feeding of the stored material, a ring member (30) which can rotates in interlock with the rotating motion of the rotating member and comprises a resiliently deformable cam follower having a jaw formed at a predetermined position in circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Seiji Mochizuki, Dai Kawada, Yoshitaka Tsuji, Shigeto Ogino, Hitoshi Toyonaga, Hirofumi Henmi, Masatake Yamano
  • Patent number: 7770529
    Abstract: A method and device for filling a container with a fertilizer, pesticide, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, chemical, or the like material by gravity, includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a valve for opening or restricting a flow between the inlet and outlet and having open and closed positions, and an actuator disposed downstream of the inlet for actuating the valve between the open and closed positions, wherein the actuator is operated by a container to be filled with a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: J. Andrew Phillips, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100147875
    Abstract: A device for introducing additive fluids to a primary fluid is characterized by a body having a central bore for flow therethrough of a stream of primary fluid, and a plurality of fluid flow channels in the body. Each channel extends between an inlet to the channel for connection to an associated supply of additive fluid and a plurality of outlet orifices from the channel that open into a surface of the body around and outside of an exit from the central bore. Additive fluid is emitted from the outlet orifices in a direction ranging from the additive fluid being directed generally parallel to a stream of primary fluid exiting the central bore to the additive fluid being directed toward and against the stream of primary fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Gregorio D. Santos, Gregory M. Billman
  • Patent number: 7588197
    Abstract: A spout cover for a spout having an outlet end includes a first member, having a deflector, mounted to a second member having a liquid soap reservoir and a dispenser for dispensing liquid soap from the liquid soap reservoir toward the deflector. A receiving area is defined between the first and second members for receiving the spout. The first member is movable relative to the second member between a first position permitting the spout to be received in the receiving area and a second position locating the deflector underneath the outlet end of the spout and preventing withdrawal of the spout from the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Publication number: 20090173581
    Abstract: An air tool oil apparatus is disclosed that may be used by all automotive mechanics to provide easy and convenient maintenance of all air tool equipment. The air tool apparatus may include a holding tank, a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion may include a vent and a fill plug. The bottom portion may include a nozzle and a drain valve positioned above the nozzle. The apparatus may further include a valve actuator configured to open and close the drain valve. The valve actuator may be embodied in different forms including a side mounted push-button, a lever, and a movable nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Small Car Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Jackola, Douglas Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 7549861
    Abstract: A combined irrigator-vacuum device includes a pump assembly mountable over a syringe or device body. The device body has a dividing wall which divides the body into a clean chamber and a waste chamber. Openings are formed at the bottom of the body to provide an inlet into said waste chamber and an outlet from said clean chamber. The pump assembly includes a housing and a compressible cover defining a pump chamber. A vacuum valve and an irrigation valve are positioned within the pump chamber above the syringe waste chamber and clean chamber, respectively. The pump is operable such that compression of the cover causes irrigant fluid to be ejected from the clean chamber and release of the cover causes used irrigant to be vacuumed into the waste chamber. The device can be selectively switchable between an irrigation-vacuum mode, an irrigation-only mode and a vacuum-only mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventors: Clifford J. Ruddle, Stephen Barker
  • Patent number: 7488954
    Abstract: A method of identifying a source of a marking fluid applied to a person or an object comprises applying a marking fluid including one or more security markers to a person or an object and illuminating the applied marking fluid to excite the security markers. Photoluminescent emission from the security markers in response to the excitation is measured and compared with one or more pre-defined photoluminescent signatures associated with the source of the marking fluid. The source of the marking fluid is identified based on a match between the detected photoluminescent emission and at least one of the pre-defined photoluminescent signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Ross, Graham I. Johnson, Barrie Clark, Simon J. Forrest
  • Publication number: 20080041894
    Abstract: In a dosing device for drawing in and dispensing a free-flowing medium from a container having an inlet (60) and a discharge opening (62.1 to 62.4), the inlet (60) and the discharge opening (62) are disposed separate from each other, a dosing and displacement chamber (61) being provided between them and the inlet (60) and/or discharge opening (62.1 to 62.4) being closable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Eric Schliemann
  • Patent number: 7331944
    Abstract: An ophthalmic dispenser has a rigid housing defining a fluid-receiving chamber, a flexible bladder receivable within the fluid-receiving chamber, a pump coupled in fluid communication with the fluid-receiving chamber, and a nozzle having a valve defining an annular, axially-extending valve seat, an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication between the valve seat and the pump, and a flexible valve cover extending about the valve seat and forming an annular, axially-extending interface therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Norbert M. Assion, Julian V. Chan, Joseph M. Ting
  • Patent number: 7229966
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods are described comprising at least one Y2 receptor-binding peptide, such as peptide YY(PYY), Neuropeptide Y (NPY) or Pancreatic Peptide (PP) and one or more mucosal delivery-enhancing agents for enhanced nasal mucosal delivery of the peptide YY, for treating a variety of diseases and conditions in mammalian subjects, including obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Quay, Gordon Brandt, Mary S. Kleppe, Conor J. MacEvilly
  • Patent number: 7191916
    Abstract: A dispensing device for fluid medicine includes a housing having an opening leading to an interior and a plastic dropper bottle at least partially disposed in the interior through the opening. The bottle has a container holding fluid medicine to be dispensed and a nozzle with an aperture in fluid communication with the container. The device may include a tilt switch, a closure switch, and other electronics that improve patient compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia A. Clifford, William E. McCune, Robert W. Ashlin, Jr., David W. Lennox
  • Patent number: 6945438
    Abstract: Provided is a pesticide spraying cart. In one embodiment, the comprises a pesticide tank, a retractable handle, two wheels, a recess provided between the wheels, a longitudinal hose compartment provided in a rear of the tank, a coil hose adapted to either extend out of the hose compartment by pulling or retract thereinto automatically after the force exerted on the coil hose has been released, a spray gun provided at an open end of the coil hose, a hook for holding the spray gun in an unused position, a pipe is extended from the coil hose into the tank, and a foot operated pump assembly provided in the recess. Repeatedly pressing a foot pedal to pressurize the tank, pulling the coil hose out of the hose compartment, and activating the spray gun will shoot out a uniform spray of liquid pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventors: Chun-Chia Shih, Jen Yen Yen
  • Patent number: 6814265
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid medicine includes a housing having an opening leading to an interior, a first aperture, and a second aperture. The device also includes a plastic dropper bottle at least partially disposed in the interior through the opening. The bottle has a container holding fluid medicine to be dispensed and a nozzle with a third aperture in fluid communication with the container. The device further includes a drop counter switch disposed in the housing and a lever rotationally coupled to the housing. The lever has a first flange disposed in the first aperture for causing the bottle to dispense fluid through the third aperture. The lever also has a second flange disposed in the second aperture for operative engagement with the drop counter switch upon the first flange causing the bottle to dispense fluid through the third aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia A. Clifford, William E. McCune, Robert W. Ashlin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040069802
    Abstract: The current embodiment of the present invention is an apparatus for attachment to water or other fluid emitting devices and functions to allow a separate exit for soapy water, or other concentrate-fluid mixture, to drain from the faucet without interfering with the existing, clean water or fluid stream. The embodiment does not use gravity to effect placing the soap in contact with the water but rather uses the Venturi effect or similar effect to draw out of the attached reservoir, soap or other concentrate to combine with the water/fluid from the existing water/fluid stream going through the apparatus and thereby emit the mixture from a separate outlet. This embodiment prevents the main, uncontaminated water/fluid stream from ever coming into contact with the soap or concentrate. This apparatus further attaches to an existing water/fluid emitting device, such as a faucet, and requires no installation into or disruption of existing structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Todd Frankel
  • Patent number: 6715697
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a fluid product includes a reservoir configured to contain a fluid product and a spray orifice associated with the reservoir. The reservoir may include at least one actuating zone having a predetermined threshold resistance to deformation. The actuating zone may be configured to deform in response to pressure exerted on the actuating zone so as to cause the product to be sprayed out from the orifice. When pressure exerted on the actuating zone is less than a threshold pressure Ps sufficient to overcome the predetermined threshold resistance to deformation of the actuating zone, substantially no portion of the product is sprayed from the spray orifice. Actuating zone deformation resulting from exertion of at least the threshold pressure Ps on the actuating zone may persist when the pressure exerted ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: L′Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Florent Duqueroie
  • Patent number: 6691892
    Abstract: A granular pump that includes a dispersion reservoir, a primary reservoir, a manual air pump, and a one-way valve. The user aims the granular pump in the direction of the area to be sprayed with the granular material contained in the granular pump and operates the manual air pump to force a pneumatic pulse through the one-way valve into the dispersion reservoir. The pneumatic pulse into the dispersion reservoir permeates the granular material in the dispersion reservoir and carries the granular material through the second open end of the dispersion reservoir. The velocity of the granular material causes it to spread out in a substantially constant pattern of application. The granular material is continually gravity fed into the dispersion reservoir from the primary reservoir as the user operates the manual air pump while aiming at different locations to be sprayed with granular material until the primary reservoir is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Chapin Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald M. Odessa
  • Patent number: 6663019
    Abstract: A dispenser device is provided for dispensing a fluid substance in spray form. The dispenser device comprising a reservoir containing the fluid to be dispensed and a spray orifice. The reservoir includes at least one actuating wall that can be deformed by applying a pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Valois S.A.
    Inventors: Firmin Garcia, Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 6569407
    Abstract: The invention relates to hair compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a polycondensate comprising at least one polyurethane and/or polyurea unit and a silicone comprising at least one carboxylic function. The invention is also directed towards a process for shaping or maintaining the hairstyle, comprising the use of these compositions, and to their use for the manufacture of hair products, in order to maintain or shape the hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Sturla, Jean-Luc Bremenson
  • Publication number: 20020158090
    Abstract: A granular pump that includes a dispersion reservoir, a primary reservoir, a manual air pump, and a one-way valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald M. Odessa
  • Patent number: 6460781
    Abstract: A dispenser device is provided for dispensing a fluid substance in spray form. The dispenser device comprises a reservoir containing the fluid to be dispensed and a spray orifice. The reservoir includes at least one actuating wall that can be deformed by applying a pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Valois, S.A.
    Inventors: Firmin Garcia, Aline Abergel
  • Publication number: 20020096543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable control device for monitoring the administration of doses by a diabetic. The control device is arranged in conjunction with a portable dosage unit having a body and an injection member designed to deliver the dose to the diabetic and attached to the body of the portable dosage unit. The dosage unit has a removable cap over the injection member. The control device is provided in the cap and is movable together with the cap. The control device comprises a sensor arranged to detect the removal of the cap from over the injection member and connected to an indicator of the control device for showing if the cap has been removed from over the injection member for administering insulin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Raimo Juselius
  • Patent number: 6290145
    Abstract: A spray unit that is attached to an opening at a neck portion of a container for spraying a liquid material in the container, including: a cylinder unit composed of a large-diameter air cylinder and a small-diameter liquid cylinder having a valve hole and an operating member. The operating member is composed of a large-diameter cylindrical piston, a stem having a check valve, and a press-down head having a spray nozzle hole. The liquid is to be sprayed when the operating member is pressed down. When the operating member is pressed down, a liquid flow-out path and an air ejecting path come together via a small gap inside the spray nozzle hole. The spray unit further includes a flow rate control valve is composed of a valve seat provided at an upper face of a valve hole of the liquid cylinder and a valve body arranged above the valve seat to be seated on or released from the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizushima, Katsuhito Kuwahara, Masami Chiku, Risa Iwata
  • Patent number: 6216966
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying device comprising a nozzle, means for establishing a column of material to be sprayed within a passage leading to the nozzle outlet such that the leading surface of the column is spaced from the nozzle outlet, means for pneumatically ejecting said column or part thereof from the nozzle and means for applying high voltage to the material so that the spray formed by breaking up of the column on ejection from the nozzle are electrically charged. The column of material in the passage is preferably a discreet slug having a leading surface spaced from the nozzle outlet and a trailing surface to which air, gas or vapor under pressure can be applied to effect ejection of the slug from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Maurice Joseph Prendergast, Michael Leslie Green
  • Patent number: 6026992
    Abstract: A dispenser (1,1a) provides for filling a dosing chamber (15,15a) by gravity and then emptying it by closing an inlet valve (39,39a), by opening an outlet valve (40,40a) and by shortening the dosing chamber (15,15a) with the assistance of air flow through a discharge port (7,7a) and into a cup (80) which in one embodiment is assembled as part of the dispenser (1a) and which is removable so that its medium contents can be dispensed. Such a dispenser (1,1a) achieves a highly accurate dosing with simple handling and construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Kaefer, Karl-Heinz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 6010478
    Abstract: A needleless syringe capable of accelerating particles comprising a therapeutic agent across skin or mucosal tissue of a vertebrate subject is provided. The syringe comprises an elongate tubular nozzle having a bend along its length and is connected to or capable of connection to a suitable energizing means for producing in the nozzle a supersonic condition sufficient to cause delivery of the particles to a target surface. A method for delivering particles comprising a therapeutic agent from the needleless syringe is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: PowderJect Research Limited
    Inventors: Brian John Bellhouse, John Bell, John Christopher Greenford, David Francis Sarphie
  • Patent number: 5899880
    Abstract: A needleless syringe having a membrane which is ruptured by gas pressure to generate a supersonic gas flow in which particles containing a therapeutic agent are injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Powderject Research Limited
    Inventors: Brian J. Bellhouse, David F. Sarphie, John C. Greenford
  • Patent number: 5894967
    Abstract: A powder dispenser includes a resilient container for storing a powder and a volume of air therein. The powder has properties which enable a portion of the volume of air to fluidize a portion of the powder when the resilient container is sufficiently deformed. The dispenser has a substantially rigid conduit connected to its discharge end. The conduit provides the only fluid communication between the inside of the container and an ambient outside environment. The dispenser also has a resilient flat member connected to the outer end of the conduit. The flat member has a slit that is normally closed such that the container is substantially sealed in a fluid-tight manner until the container is sufficiently deformed to generate a pressure in the volume of air. When a pressure differential exists that is greater than a threshold value, the pressure differential causes the slit to open to discharge a portion of the powder mixed with a portion of the volume of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Stahley, William D. Hoenninger, Liezl G. Peterson, Dimitris Ioannis Collias
  • Patent number: 5770159
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipette for dispensing successive volumes of liquid by repeated action on a pusher (22). A drive lever (26) is provided to drive a pushrod (15) and a piston rod (5) downwards only. The lever (26) extends transversely to the longitudinal axis (X) of the thrust rod (15) and it includes a hole (27) through which the pushrod (15) passes with a small amount of clearance. The pusher (22) can act on one end of the lever (26) to cause it to tilt relative to the pushrod (15) and then to drive the pushrod downwards by wedging, together with the piston rod (5), and to expel a predetermined volume of liquid. The lever (26) is mounted to rotate about a tilt axis (Y) that intersects the axis of the hole (27) perpendicularly substantially halfway along the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Eric Marteau D'Autry
  • Patent number: 5752627
    Abstract: A pump-type device for distributing or spraying a product has first and second chambers which receive the product and a distribution fluid (gas), respectively. First and second pistons pressurize the product and the distribution fluid in the chambers as the movable member of the pump assembly begins moving in a first (downward) direction, then distribution passageways are opened to allow discharge of the product and the distribution fluid. Reverse movement of the movable member allows a subsequent dose of the product and distribution fluid to refill the chambers. The device is particularly well suited for spraying of relatively viscous products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Sanofi (societe anonyme)
    Inventors: Michel Vandromme, Charles Pileur
  • Patent number: 5570686
    Abstract: A dispenser provides pulmonary delivery of a powder dose to a subject. The dispenser is adapted to be brought into connection with an actuator which introduces an amount of a gas for dispensing the powder dose. The dispenser includes a chamber for receiving the powder dose and a valve for permitting passage of the powder dose only when the actuator introduces the gas into the dispenser. The powder dose is passed from the dispenser for pulmonary delivery to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Inventor: Theodore J. Century
  • Patent number: 5513630
    Abstract: A dispenser provides pulmonary delivery of a powder dose to a subject. The dispenser is adapted to be brought into connection with an actuator which introduces an amount of a gas for dispensing the powder dose. The dispenser includes a chamber for receiving the powder dose and a valve for permitting passage of the powder dose only when the actuator introduces the gas into the dispenser. The powder dose is passed from the dispenser for pulmonary delivery to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Theodore J. Century