Drip Cup Or Trough Patents (Class 239/121)
  • Patent number: 10633154
    Abstract: A combination cap and work support system includes a lower section configured to connect to a container and an upper section configured to provide a desired support to an object. The upper section includes multiple apices and at least one ridge. The system may be included as part of a kit that includes a container and may include applicators and other accessories. The system may be manufactured with various molding processes, including multi-shot molding and multi-cavity molds. The system may be utilized by placement upon a work surface and then placing an object upon an apex or ridge thereof, to support the object above the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PREDDIS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Worden, Nathaniel Hallee, George Stickler
  • Patent number: 10478547
    Abstract: An assembly structured for concurrent irrigation and aspiration of a nasal cavity including a housing having a supply container disposed therein for the removable retention of irrigating fluid. A nasal applicator comprises first and second passages respectfully structured to deliver irrigating fluid to the nasal cavity and concurrently remove waste fluid therefrom. An activating assembly includes a plunger biased into a continuous pressure applying, dispensing relation to the irrigating fluid and a valve assembly is selectively disposable into an open position facilitating fluid communication between the supply container and the applicator for the delivery of the irrigating fluid therethrough into the nasal cavity. The activating assembly is further structured to create a negative pressure within the chamber which communicates with the second passage of the applicator to facilitate delivery of the waste fluid therefrom along a path of travel to an interior of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PREVA, LLC.
    Inventors: Keith Rubin, Ken Solovay, James Layer, Alex Desimone
  • Patent number: 10098364
    Abstract: A method of preserving freshness of a harvested crop includes irradiating the harvested crop with blue light and misting the harvested crop with water mist while irradiating the harvested crop with the blue light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohta, Kazuki Harada, Shinichi Aoki, Makoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 9898012
    Abstract: A controlled droplet applicator (CDA) system comprising a CDA nozzle cup having an open end; a shroud covering all but a portion of the open end; and an air assist device disposed proximal to the open end, the cup and the air assist device separated by at least a portion of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: John Peterson, Justin Bak, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20140367480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing a fluid. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a housing comprising a chamber, a dispensing device, and a nozzle system. The housing may be configured to receive the fluid. The housing may be configured to increase a tendency of the fluid to flow within the chamber. The dispensing device may be configured to move the fluid in the chamber towards an exit of the chamber such that the fluid is dispensed through the exit of the chamber. The nozzle system may be configured to control an exit pressure of the fluid that is dispensed through the nozzle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Chin H. Toh, Trent Rob Logan
  • Patent number: 8033240
    Abstract: An apparatus for ejecting liquid droplets for drawing a pattern on a workpiece having drawing areas in a longitudinal direction includes: a suction table disposed in a drawing space for holding the workpiece by suction; a delivering unit that intermittently delivers the workpiece onto the suction table in a sagged state; a drawing unit that draws a pattern on the workpiece held by suction by driving the functional liquid droplet ejection head to eject liquid droplets; a workpiece receiving unit that receives the drawn-on workpiece in a sagged state from the suction table; and a flushing unit on a feeding path of the work and including a flushing box provided between a lower surface of the functional liquid droplet ejection head and a sagged portion at least at one of the sagged portions of the workpiece for receiving ejected liquid droplets from the functional liquid droplet ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 7779777
    Abstract: A substrate-processing apparatus includes a sample table which mounts thereon a to-be-processed substrate, a first line which supplies a chemical solution, a second line which supplies a cleaning liquid, a three-way valve connected to the first and second lines and configured to select one of the first and second lines, a filter provided across the first line upstream of the three-way valve, and configured to eliminate a foreign material from the chemical solution, and a nozzle provided downstream of the three-way valve and configured to discharge the chemical solution or the cleaning liquid when the first or second line is selected via the three-way valve. The three-way valve selects the first line when the substrate is coated with the chemical solution, and selects the second line in other cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Eishi Shiobara, Hirokazu Kato, Seiro Miyoshi, Shinichi Ito
  • Patent number: 7640885
    Abstract: In a nozzle unit 4 equipped with processing-liquid nozzles 4A to 4J, an air layer 73 and a solvent layer 74 for processing liquid are successively formed outside a processing-liquid layer 71 included in the tip of each nozzle 4A (4B to 4J). Next, the solvent layer 74 in the nozzle 4A is thrown out into a drain part 62 of a standby unit 6 and subsequently, the processing liquid is supplied from the nozzle 4A to the surface of a wafer W, performing a coating process. After completing the coating process, the processing liquid remaining in the nozzle 4A is sucked and continuously, respective tips of the nozzles 4A to 4J are dipped into respective solvents in solvent reservoir 62A to 62J, respectively. From this state, by sucking in the nozzle 4A, there are newly formed, outside the processing layer 71 in the tip of the nozzle 4A, an air layer 73 and a solvent layer 74.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tsunenaga Nakashima, Kenji Urata, Shinji Okada, Nobuaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7601219
    Abstract: An apparatus for ejecting liquid droplet includes a suction table for setting a rolled work having a plurality of drawing area arranged in the longitudinal direction by suction, a delivering apparatus for introducing the work into the suction table in a sagged state, a drawing apparatus having functional liquid droplet ejection heads for drawing patterns on respective drawing areas on the work set by suction while relatively moving the functional liquid droplet ejection heads, a winding apparatus for winding the work with the pattern drawn thereon in the sagged state, and a flushing unit having a flushing box for receiving ejection from the functional liquid droplet ejection head so as to be located in at least one of the sagged portions of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 7500356
    Abstract: An exhaust emission purifying apparatus for an engine having: a reduction catalytic converter disposed in an exhaust system of the engine, for reductively purifying nitrogen oxides in the exhaust emission with a reducing agent; an injection nozzle for injection-supplying the reducing agent to an exhaust upstream side of the reduction catalytic converter in an exhaust pipe of the exhaust system; and a reducing agent supply device supplying the reducing agent to the injection nozzle, in which a recess portion is formed on an inner wall on a lower portion of the exhaust pipe, by concaving a site to which at least the reducing agent injection-supplied from the injection nozzle is attached, and also, a bottom wall of the recess portion is made detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiminobu Hirata, Nobuhiko Masaki, Tatsuji Miyata
  • Patent number: 7401744
    Abstract: A jetting device and a method of jetting droplets of viscous medium onto a substrate. The jetting device includes a jetting outlet through which the droplets are jetted. The jetting device further includes a wall located at the jetting outlet, downstream of the jetting outlet seen in the jetting direction. The wall is provided with an orifice through which jetted droplets are permitted to pass through. A gaseous flow is provided within the space past the jetting outlet such that an adverse effect on the performance of the jetting device is prevented, the adverse effect resulting from the accumulation of viscous medium residue at the jetting outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Mydata Automation AB
    Inventors: William Holm, Kenth Nilsson, Johan Kronstedt, MÃ¥rten Lundberg, Johan Berg, Mikael Bergman, Nicholas Glazer
  • Patent number: 7207499
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing porous polymer particles is disclosed. The apparatus includes a rotating atomizer wheel (39) onto which a uniform thin layer of a polymer may be applied via a distributor (40), followed by the movement of the polymer to the periphery of the wheel due to centrifugal force and the subsequent release of free flying particles at the periphery of the wheel. The apparatus further includes a catch tray (14) to collect the porous polymer particles produced and an enclosure defining a partition between an interior environment and an exterior environment of the apparatus. The enclosure includes an aperture allowing a gaseous exchange between the interior and exterior environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Prometic Biosciences Ltd
    Inventors: Ann Partington, legal representative, Josee Ethier, Barry Partington, deceased
  • Patent number: 7007627
    Abstract: A material receiving and retaining bib and quick attachable/detachable frame assembly for positioning the bib in a desired location for receipt of material (i.e. varnish, cleaners, paints, etc.) which may run off of a surface being treated. The frame assembly includes a plurality of frame members attached to the surface. The retaining bib is held in place by the frame member. The bib is positioned such that it will catch and retain excess materials falling from the object being serviced such as, but not limited to, a wooden rail or any another item of the marine vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Scott Van Allen
  • Patent number: 6845784
    Abstract: A fire sprinkler water catching apparatus includes a funnel member which has a funnel top portion, a funnel bottom portion, a funnel drain portion connected to the funnel bottom portion, and a pole-reception fitting. A drain hose is connected to the funnel drain portion. The end of a support pole is received in the pole-reception fitting. The fire sprinkler water catching apparatus of the invention is used to catch and carry away unwanted water that is sprayed from a fire sprinkler when the fire sprinkler is spraying water at an unwanted time, such as when a fusible link on the fire sprinkler is accidentally broken. Preferably, a flexible funnel cover is fitted onto the top of the funnel top portion. The flexible funnel cover includes a plurality of flexible and resilient funnel cover flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: James J. Pascznk
  • Patent number: 6783087
    Abstract: An injector has an orifice plate formed with plural orifices. At a radially outward position of the orifice plate is disposed a wall at least partially. It is preferable that the wall be disposed at a lower position in the direction of gravity. In the wall is formed a guide hole toward an area on the orifice plate where a strong negative pressure is developed. A portion of fuel injected from the injector adheres as adhered fuel to the orifice plate or the wall. Under the action of a negative pressure on the orifice plate the guide hole sucks in the adhered fuel and returns it onto the surface of the orifice plate. The adhered fuel flows from the wall onto the surface of the orifice plate and again joins a fuel jet injected from the orifices. By utilizing a negative pressure developed near the plural orifices, the adhered fuel can be recovered and again injected. Consequently, it is possible to decrease the amount of adhered fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignees: Nippon Soken, Inc., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Aoki, Nobuo Imatake, Kimitaka Saito, Kenji Kanehara, Akinori Harada
  • Publication number: 20040135003
    Abstract: A sprayer system includes one or more spray nozzle systems and a recirculation line which contains a Venturi for recirculation of non-sprayed liquid into a tank during breaks in spraying. To facilitate circulation, restrictors are placed in an upstream area of each nozzle system feeding line, and a downstream control valve is inserted between each nozzle system and the recirculation line. Each nozzle system can be independently controlled. Closing a control valve activates the spraying system associated with that valve, whereas opening the valve enables the liquid to circulate through the recirculation line into the tank to prevent unwanted dripping, demixing and depositing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Jaap Wilting
  • Patent number: 6696116
    Abstract: Pellets which may, for example, simulate snow are brought to a position such as the top of a tree from where they are dispensed. After falling to the bottom. the pellets are collected and re dispensed. The pellets are blown through a venturi tube and from there to a tube which runs to the position at where the pellets are dispersed. An adjustable flap is provided in the venturi tube, this flap functioning both to contribute to the venturi action controlling the fluid pressure and as a valve to control the rate of flow of pellets for optimum operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Cary Bigman
  • Publication number: 20040005260
    Abstract: A humidifier which includes a reservoir of water in fluid communication with an evaporation chamber. Some of the water that enters the evaporation chamber vaporizes and enters the ambient environment. A remainder of the water does not evaporate and flows into a collection container in fluid communication with the reservoir. The unevaporated water is then exposed to a source of ultraviolet radiation which helps to inhibit the ability of various organisms contained therein to reproduce in the future. After irradiation, the unevaporated water travels from the collection container to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Applicant: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick T. Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 6217944
    Abstract: An automatic coating apparatus. A rotary atomizing head is washed with the fluid supplied from its front side by a washing nozzle. A coating machine is mounted on a coating robot for moving in arbitrary directions, while an atomizing head washer is located in the vicinity of the coating robot. At the time of a washing operation, the coating robot is actuated to put the rotary atomizing head into a waste liquid collecting container of the atomizing head washer. In this state, thinner is discharged from the washing nozzle toward the front side of the hub member of the rotary atomizing head. Thinner is then allowed to flow into the rotary atomizing head through solvent outlet holes in the hub member to wash off deposited paint from the rotary atomizing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: ABB K.K.
    Inventors: Osamu Yoshida, Hidetsugu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6135358
    Abstract: A nasal atomized shower apparatus has a body defining an atomizing chamber, a pressurized air injector arranged at the region of feed of washing liquid to be atomized and facing the atomizing chamber and a conduit for discharging the washing liquid. The apparatus further includes a valve associated with the body, and adapted to control the pressure of the pressurized air for releasing the excessive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Mefar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fausto Ballini
  • Patent number: 6123090
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for transporting water from an awning on a recreational vehicle to a location remote from a door on the vehicle. The awning comprises a frame mounted to the vehicle and a tarp mounted to the frame. The tarp extends downward away from the recreational vehicle and defines a channel remote from the recreational vehicle which is tilted to a first side and has a first outlet at the first side. A catch basin is composed of a water-impervious material and has a side wall, a bottom panel secured to the side wall in water-tight engagement, a top opening defined by the side wall and a cavity disposed within the side wall and above the bottom panel. A bottom opening is disposed in the bottom panel. A tube has a first tube end, a second tube end and an internal chamber. The first tube end is secured in water-tight engagement to the bottom panel at the bottom opening such that the cavity is contiguous with the internal chamber. The second tube end is positioned remote to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Daniel T. Wescott
  • Patent number: 6101798
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting vegetation and applying chemicals to the cut vegetation. The invention comprises a housing having a cutting blade rotatably mounted within the housing for cutting vegetation to a predetermined height above the ground. A member is mounted in the housing and disposed rearwardly of the cutting blade relative to the operational direction of travel of the apparatus such that when the apparatus is disposed on the ground in an operative condition, the member extends below the level of the cutting blade for forcing downwardly stubble remaining following the cutting operation. A sprayer is disposed in the housing rearwardly of the cutting blade relative to the operational direction of travel of the apparatus and oriented to spray chemicals onto the stubble after the stubble has passed behind the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Southern Equipment Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Thagard, Mark J. Hulsey
  • Patent number: 5961044
    Abstract: A misting system is provided which includes a source of forced air and an air conduit for conveying the forced air that is operably connected to the source of forced air and which includes at least one air opening to allow the forced air to escape the conduit. The mist is provided from a source of dispersant and the system also includes a dispersant conduit for conveying the dispersant from the source. This conduit in turn includes at least one dispersant opening for dispersing the dispersant in the form of a mist. The at least one dispersant opening is disposed adjacent the at least one air opening so that the mist exiting from the dispersant opening is entrained in the forced air escaping the conduit to assist in its further dispersion and mixing with the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: James Dalbec, Nick Paschke
  • Patent number: 5915625
    Abstract: In the processing of rapidly hardening flowable substances, especially glue, it is important to avoid hardening of glue residuals within the nozzle unit during temporary interruptions of operation. For this purpose, a liquid, especially water, is supplied through a nozzle duct so that the glue is rinsed out of an end section (31) facing the nozzle orifice (17). By closing the nozzle duct (16), a water column remains in the nozzle duct (16) and seals it towards the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Michael Schlenker, Peter Kainz
  • Patent number: 5878959
    Abstract: A pump dispenser has a nozzle body on which is rotatably disposed a nozzle cap having two orifices which selectively align with a swirl chamber formed in the front end of the body. One orifice is formed with a surrounding cup-like structure to retain the last drop of liquid after discharge. The other is formed with a pair of diagonal parallel ribs on opposite sides of the orifice to effect an elongated narrow landing pattern for the spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Smolen, Jr., William Contaxis, III
  • Patent number: 5836515
    Abstract: A liquid spraying device including an elongate first vessel closed at one of its ends by a first free face of a piezoelectric transducer capable of emitting waves into a liquid filling the vessel, and open at its end remote from the piezoelectric transducer. The piezoelectric transducer includes a second free face opposite its first free face, and wherein an elongate second vessel is disposed symmetrically to the first vessel relative to the piezoelectric transducer, the second vessel being closed at one of its ends by said second free face of the piezoelectric transducer, which is thus also capable of emitting waves into a liquid filling the second vessel, said second vessel being open at its end remote from the piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: IMRA Europe SA
    Inventors: Georges Fonzes, Michel Gschwind, Jean Lauretti, Gil Ching, Daniel Guyomar, Jean-Denis Sauzade
  • Patent number: 5778911
    Abstract: A liquid supplying apparatus for supplying treatment liquid to a treatment liquid ejecting unit which ejects treatment liquid to a work, which is capable of supplying high quality treatment liquid without wasting treatment liquid. Since a fixed quantity of treatment liquid is ejected from the treatment liquid ejecting unit during the process waiting time and this treatment liquid is ejected through a cup sealed airtight to a liquid tank and circulated, the liquid supplying apparatus capable of supplying high quality treatment liquid can be realized without wasting treatment liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Disc Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Yoshio
  • Patent number: 5752660
    Abstract: A method of stopping excessive leakage from sprinkler heads of a liquid piping network. Firstly, providing a backflow inducer housing divided by a flexible diaphragm into a first compartment on a first side of the diaphragm and a second compartment on a second side of the diaphragm. The relative volume of the first compartment and the second compartment change with the positioning of the diaphragm. A spring is provided in the first compartment to bias the diaphragm toward a backflow inducing position in which the volume of the first compartment is larger than the volume of the second compartment. Secondly, connecting a first inlet/outlet of the housing to a liquid piping network. Thirdly, connecting a second inlet/outlet of the housing to a source of pressurized working fluid. The diaphragm is moved by the pressurized working fluid toward an operational position in which the volume of the second compartment is larger than the volume of the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Inventor: Stephen Dale Steckly
  • Patent number: 5664732
    Abstract: A pump dispenser has a nozzle body on which is rotatably disposed a nozzle cap having two orifices which selectively align with a swirl chamber formed in the front end of the body. One orifice is formed with a surrounding cup-like structure to retain the last drop of liquid after discharge. The other is formed with a pair of diagonal parallel ribs on opposite sides of the orifice to effect an elongated narrow landing pattern for the spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Smolen, Jr., William Contaxis, III
  • Patent number: 5566406
    Abstract: A self-contained emergency eye wash station for dispensing eye wash fluid contained in a flexible container comprises a housing, a reservoir, and a platen. The housing supports the flexible container and supports a nozzle in fluid communication with the flexible container. The nozzle dispenses the eye wash fluid from the flexible container. The housing includes a drain capturing the eye wash fluid dispensed from the nozzle. The reservoir collects the eye wash fluid captured by the drain, and the reservoir is slidably mounted to the housing. The platen is connected to the reservoir. The platen is slidably movable relative to the housing and is located immediately above the flexible container. The platen presses downward on the flexible container with a downward force proportional to a weight of the eye wash fluid collected in the reservoir. The transfer of the weight of the eye wash fluid collected in the reservoir to the platen maintains a constant flow of eye wash fluid dispensed from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Fendall Company
    Inventors: Rodney L. Demeny, Robert B. Hurley
  • Patent number: 5423485
    Abstract: Disclosed is an extended hand-held nozzle head (30) for attachment to a steam sprayer (1) having a steam generator (2). The hand-held nozzle head (30), which can be moved independently of the steam sprayer (1) and steam generator (2), includes a nozzle casing (32). One end of a steam supply pipe (40) is positioned in the interior of the nozzle casing (32) and the end is covered by a cap (48). The cap includes at least one opening (46) for the introduction of steam into the nozzle casing (32) from the steam supply pipe (40). The opposite end of the steam supply pipe (40) extends to the exterior of the nozzle casing (32) and attaches to one end of a flexible hose member (50). The opposite end of the flexible hose member (50) is connectable to the steam sprayer (1) for supplying steam to the nozzle head (30). A spray nozzle (36) is mounted in an exterior wall of the nozzle casing (32) for exhausting steam from the interior of the nozzle casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Comet Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuhki Tagusari
  • Patent number: 5421516
    Abstract: A coating head is provided along a conveyor path, and directs a coating solution toward the objects traveling on the conveyor path below the coating head. The coating head feeds the coating solution in such a manner that it forms a curtain-like stream when it flows onto the objects. A collector receptacle is provided below the coating head for accepting the remainder of the coating solution therein, and a circulating conduit path connects between the collector receptacle and the coating head by way of an intervening circulating pump, for re-using the remainder of the coating solution. The coating solution comprises a brazing alloy powder solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Alminum Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Saitou, Hiroto Momosaki, Ken Touma, Nobuo Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 5419077
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a liquid for neutralizing bugs, a liquid disbursing device to cover the bugs and insert them with the liquid and a method for neutralizing and removing bugs. The liquid for neutralizing bugs is not toxic to humans and comprises a combined solution of n-alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides; n-alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides; extract of amaranthus retroflexus; vinegar and inert ingredients. Water may also be included. The liquid disbursing device comprises a liquid container with an upper hand fingers liquid pumping cylinder. Attached to the liquid pumping cylinder is a new and improved large funnel cap type device to catch the bug and spray the liquid about the entire outer area of the cap device to contact the by or bugs in any position. In an alternate embodiment the cap type device is provided with a forward lower configuration to receive the neutralized bug as it falls from its position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: David Tombarelli
  • Patent number: 5409024
    Abstract: A method and apparatus useful for collecting the liquid solvents and paint expelled from an air brush while the air brush is being cleaned. The method and apparatus include direct impact of the expelled fluid against a baffle wall followed by direction reversal and expansion of the flowing fluid to collect the liquid portion in a chamber while discharging the gas and any solid particles entrained therein through a filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Testor Corporation, The
    Inventor: Adam P. Morrison
  • Patent number: 5405087
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a coating gun nozzle used in spraying the inner surface of cans with a coating material comprises a cleaning nozzle of a cleaning gun for spraying a cleaning solution onto the spray nozzle to remove oversprayed coating material collecting thereon. The cleaning nozzle is secured to an end of an elongated cleaning gun extension and is positioned above a spray nozzle secured to one end of a coating gun extension for Spraying cleaning solution onto said spray nozzle. Cover sleeves, forming liquid-tight seals with the cleaning and spray nozzles, have removable friction engagement with the cleaning and spray gun extensions to shield the cleaning and spray guns from oversprayed coating material. A control system controls the operation of the coating and cleaning guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Waryu, Thomas A. Loparo, Guy H. McMillan, Mark W. Norvotny, Jeffrey M. Buckler
  • Patent number: 5395050
    Abstract: A device for injecting a fuel-gas mixture includes a cost-effective gas-containing sleeve which is capable of being easily assembled and simply adjusted. The gas-containing sleeve abuts with its casing part, for example, only on four rounded-off edges of the square valve end, while the casing part surrounds the surfaces of the valve end with a radial clearance, so that gas interspaces are formed in between for supplying gas. The injection device is particularly suited for injecting a fuel-gas mixture into the intake manifold of a mixture-compressing internal combustion engine having externally supplied ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Detlef Nowak, Guenther Bantleon
  • Patent number: 5344193
    Abstract: A cup shaped collector mounted at one end of an elongate telescopically adjustable pole defines a water receiving chamber for receiving and containing at least a portion of an open sprinkler head and collecting water discharged from the open head. An elongate flexible hose connected to the collector communicates with the water receiving chamber and diverts water from the open head to a friendly location. Fluorescent markings on the collector aid in manually positioning the collector to receive the open head under conditions of darkness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Rite Line Incorporation
    Inventor: Gerald J. Rio
  • Patent number: 5344073
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a coating gun nozzle used in spraying the inner surface of cans with a coating material comprises a cleaning nozzle of a cleaning gun for spraying a cleaning solution onto the coating gun nozzle to remove oversprayed coating material collecting thereon. The cleaning nozzle is secured to an end of an elongated cleaning gun extension and is positioned above the coating gun nozzle secured to one end of a coating gun extension for spraying cleaning solution onto the coating gun nozzle. Cover sleeves, forming liquid-tight seals with the cleaning and coating gun nozzles, have removable friction engagement with the cleaning and coating gun extensions to shield the cleaning and coating guns from oversprayed coating material. A control system controls the operation of the coating and cleaning guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Waryu, Thomas A. Loparo, Guy H. McMillan, Mark W. Novotny, Jeffrey M. Buckler
  • Patent number: 5330579
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for use in removal of coatings from airplanes and the like wherein such removal requires the application of a solvent composition for dissolving the coating such as paint, the solvent having a sufficiently high vapor pressure to be present in both a liquid phase and a gaseous vapor phase at stripping temperatures with the solvent in the vapor phase being lighter than the liquid phase and heavier than air, and the apparatus including a portable carriage, positionable beneath the airplane, a receptacle having spaced side walls and carried by the carriage, the side walls extending vertically upwardly, the receptacle further defining a receptacle bottom portion, the receptacle receiving spent solvent in both the liquid and the vapor phases after application of the solvent to the airplane surfaces and dissolution of the paint therein, the side walls directing the received spent solvent in both phases to the receptacle bottom portion such that vapor phase is trapped above the he
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: EZE Products, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Carroll Rushing, Donald E. Stanley
  • Patent number: 5330101
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying a conformal coating to circuit boards which includes fluid circuits for applying coating material, solvent and drying circuits for cleaning the coating material circuits, and both a solvent dock and a nitrogen dock for the coating application nozzle to prevent skin-over of various coating materials thereon between coatings. Changeover controls and circuits for changing coating materials are disclosed, as well as solvent dump and replenishment circuits for the applicator nozzle solvent dock, and a supply line and cup for the alternative nitrogen dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Turner, William E. Donges
  • Patent number: 5314119
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying thin coatings of fluid droplets to an adjacent surface includes a pickup roll rotating in a supply of fluid and a rapidly rotating brush roll having a surface formed by bristles thereon. The two rolls rotate with an interference between them whereupon the bristles are bent as the tips thereof pick up a droplet of fluid. After passing out of inteference, the bristles snap forwardly and project the droplets in a mist form against the adjacent surface. The spray pattern is maintained with uniformity in both a cross-machine direction and a machine- direction by a windage control device which may incorporate, selectively, a spray-doctor, a knife doctor blade, windage control mechanism including end-cavity windage dams, spacers, brush windage knife, mist eliminator, brush end rings, seals and spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Latanick Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Watt
  • Patent number: 5277207
    Abstract: For the treatment of bottles before they are filled, the bottles (2) gripped by a clamp (24), are inverted by the pivoting of the clamp about an inversion axis (28) and in the inverted position undergo injection by means of a nozzle (49). At the same time, the clamp and the bottle are driven rotationally about the axis of a rotary roundabout (13) simultaneously treating a plurality of bottles.The clamp is articulated on the sides of an individual receptacle (29) which also turns with the roundabout (13) and which discharges into an annular collector (62). The nozzle (49) is situated at the center of a funnel (61) through which the fluid injected into the bottle falls back into the receptacle (29).Utilization for enhancing the hygiene of the collection circuit for the evacuation or recycling of the treatment fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Inventor: Rene Perrier
  • Patent number: 5263314
    Abstract: A fuel leakage protection system is disclosed for a gas turbine engine having a fuel system that has a plurality of fuel nozzles that are spaced around a combustor section, a plurality of fuel tubes that are connected to the fuel nozzles individually, two generally semi-circular fuel manifolds that are located aft of the fuel nozzles and that ar connected to the fuel tubes and a branch manifold that is connected to the fuel manifolds.The fuel leakage protection system comprises a collar assembly encapsulating each fuel supply fitting connecting a fuel tube to a fuel nozzle or the branch manifold to a fuel manifold to trap leakage fuel. A fuel collection manifold collects leakage fuel from the collar assemblies via a plurality of fuel return tubes that are connected to the manifold at one end and fluidly connected to the collar assemblies at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Roger E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5230442
    Abstract: A container includes an oil spout mounted to a neck of the container, with the spout including an accordion pleated spout hanging conduit permitting telescoping projection of the spout relative to the neck, with a cap seal mounted at an entrance of the neck, with the cap seal having a cap seal first end fixedly mounted to the spout exit opening, with a cap seal second end having a pull tab for initial pulling and separation of the cap seal relative to the spout exit opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Garland E. Dean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4852804
    Abstract: A machine for treating objects with a treatment liquid, in particular with an etching medium, comprises a nozzle assembly, which is able to move to and fro in the manner of a drawer between a working position within the housing and a maintenance position outside the housing. In the maintenance position, nozzles located on the nozzle assembly are easily accessible for cleaning, for alignment or for being exchanged. A plug-in coupling, by which the nozzle assembly is supplied with the treatment liquid, is automatically detached when the nozzle assembly is moved out and re-closes when the nozzle assembly is guided back into its working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Hans Hollmuller Maschinenbau GmbH & Co
    Inventors: Dietfried Baier, Ivan Grasa, Rainer Haas
  • Patent number: 4850118
    Abstract: A humidifying system for maintaining the moisture content of the paper at a preferred level in an electrostatic plotter. The plotter has a paper supply compartment rotatably holding a horizontal roll of plotting paper where the paper passes from the roll and through the supply compartment to a separate printing compartment. There is a powered piezoelectric humidifier for supplying cool water vapor at an outlet opening thereof. An adjustable humidistat is disposed in the paper supply compartment and operatively connected to turn the humidifier on and off as a function of the humidity in the paper supply compartment. A plastic pipe manifold is horizontally disposed across the inside of the paper supply compartment. The manifold has a closed end and an opposite end connected to the outlet opening of the humidifier. The manifold has a plurality of spaced outlet holes through sidewalls thereof along the length thereof for water vapor introduced into the manifold by the humidifier to emerge therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Calcomp Inc
    Inventor: David W. DeVillez
  • Patent number: 4844345
    Abstract: An aspirator tray for connection to a liquid chemical spray device is disclosed. The tray includes a floor surrounded by a peripheral flange to define a dripped liquid chemical receiving and storage area. The tray connects to the spray device below the spray nozzles and is configured of sufficient size to catch any liquid chemical that may drip or dribble from the spray nozzles. A bottom drain opening is provided through the tray floor and vacuum tubing interconnects the drain opening with the top of the liquid chemical storage tank. A venturi is positioned with the main chemical supply outlet at the tank in a manner to provide suction forces through the vacuum tubing at all times when the spray device is in operation. In this manner, all liquid chemical materials caught by the tray will be automatically and continuously returned to the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: John E. Waldrum
  • Patent number: 4821959
    Abstract: A pump and sprayer attachment for lawn movers wherein a pump is connected to the uppermost end of the engine drive or crank shaft so as to be in direct drive relationship with respect thereto. A source of liquid supply may also be mounted to the lawn mover with suitable fluid conveying conduits communicating the liquid source through the pump to fluid sprayers which are suitably connected with the fluid conveying conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: Henry A. Browing
  • Patent number: 4700896
    Abstract: A rotary type electrostatic spray painting device comprising a rotary shaft supported by static pressure air bearings in a non-contact state. A drive turbine wheel and a braking turbine wheel are fixed to the rotary shaft. A paint injection nozzle is provided for feeding paint onto a cup shaped inner wall of the spray head. The paint injection nozzle is connected to a paint suction device. When changing the color of the paint, pressurized air is injected towards the braking turbine wheel and, at the same time, paint remaining in the paint injection nozzle is sucked away by the paint suction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Takeuchi, Shogo Ooishi
  • Patent number: 4684066
    Abstract: A flexible tube sprinkler comprises a connector at one end, a nozzle at the opposite end, and a flexible tube between the connector and nozzle permitting free movement of the nozzle by the weight thereof and by the reaction forces of the water discharged therefrom. Enclosing the connector end of the flexible tube is a rigid sleeve having an axial bore of larger diameter than the external diameter of the connector end of the flexible tube such that there is a clearance between the inner face of the rigid sleeve and the outer face of the connector end of the flexible tube permitting the rigid sleeve to be impacted by the flexible tube during the operation of the sprinkler to control the movements of the flexible tube and thereby the distribution of the water discharged from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Inventor: Mordechai Uzrad