Hand Manipulated Discharge Means Patents (Class 239/154)
  • Patent number: 10689184
    Abstract: A wrist mounted toy is described wherein a pressurized canister containing a string foam compound, or other pressurizable liquid with mid to low viscosity, is attached to a vessel containing a check valve. A geared-trigger mechanism allows for the user to expel the fluid at a pressure and rate dependent on the pressure he or she places on the lever. Additionally, the actions of removing and replacing the air and fluid canisters provide the user with a more interactive experience compared to a simple load and shoot toy. Many variations can be adapted to the toy to allow for a wide range of uses. The toy allows the user to enjoy a device which resembles the Marvel character's shooter more closely and discharge the fluid to quite a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jayesh Shah
  • Patent number: 10364069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging and dispensing a product, particularly a cosmetic product, including a body of a receptacle, a dispensing head welded onto the body, one of the body and the head including a layer of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene, the other being constituted of polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Leandre Lasfargues, Walter Kreidler
  • Patent number: 10024277
    Abstract: A work machine with an internal combustion engine is provided with an air inlet for receiving combustion air, wherein an air pre-cleaner is mounted in the inlet, a radiator, a cooling air fan and a debris removal means, configured to remove debris from a flow of air produced by the cooling air fan through the radiator, the removal means comprising a screen for collecting the debris, and an aspirator for aspirating the debris away from the screen, and a venturi element mounted downstream of the aspirator, and having an inlet portion, a throat portion and an outlet portion, wherein a duct is mounted between the engine air pre-cleaner and the throat portion, so that particles removed by the pre-cleaner flow towards the throat portion, and out through the outlet portion of the venturi element, together with the aspirated debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Frank R. G. Duquesne, Lode A. Demonie, Jolan Heyns
  • Patent number: 10021872
    Abstract: A combination duster and sprayer device for both cleaning and spraying insecticide includes a housing that is tubular and has a bottom. The housing has a top that is open defining a rim, such that the housing is configured for insertion of an aerosol can. A coupler is coupled to the bottom, such that the coupler is configured to engage a complimentary connector of an extension device. A casing that has an open end is complimentary to the housing, such that the housing is insertable into the casing. The housing is frictionally couplable to the casing. A plurality of bristles is coupled to and extends outwardly from the casing. The bristles are pliable. An opening is positioned in a closed end of the casing. An actuator is insertable into the opening and configured to engage the nozzle of an aerosol can to direct spray to the area selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Ashok Biyani
  • Patent number: 9901954
    Abstract: Low form factor mobile electrostatic spray units and methods of using same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electrostatic Spraying Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bruce Whiting, Cameron D. Hobbs, Joel S. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9504210
    Abstract: A watering device comprising an inlet valve operably to be connected into fluid communication with a water source, a primary manifold coupled to and in fluid communication with the inlet valve wherein the primary manifold divides the water flow into at least two closed channels. The watering device further includes at least two flexible tubing portions wherein each of the flexible tubing portions may be connected to and in fluid communication with one of the closed channels. The watering device further includes at least two distribution manifolds wherein each of said distribution manifolds may be connected to and in fluid communication with one of the flexible tubing portions. Each distribution manifold includes a plurality of water orifices to facilitate the flow of water therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: David Robert Ford, Todd Richard Strickland
  • Patent number: 9395161
    Abstract: An animal and attacker deterrent system to be mounted to a bicycle or to an similar vehicle is disclosed herein. The deterrent system in one example comprises a compressed gas cylinder where the gas includes a chemical animal deterrent and a carrier. In one example the system utilizes a user-actuated valve coupled to the compressed gas cylinder. The actuator for the valve mounted within easy reach of the user (vehicle operator) such as mounted to the bicycle handlebars. The system in one example comprises a short gas conduit having a first end coupled to the user-actuated valve and a second end fluidly coupled to a plurality of mist producing spray apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Harry E. Hegarty
  • Patent number: 9079200
    Abstract: A multi-container manual-pump-operated backpack sprayer including an open-topped backpack enclosure, a plurality (preferably three) modular liquid containers removably seated in the enclosure, a hand-lever-operated pump/accumulator combination, and a user-controllable manifold for selecting a particular chemical from the containers for administration through a spray wand. Chemical is carried to the pressure chamber by manually pumping. The pump draws liquid from a manifold-selected supply container outward through tubes to the manifold, which has a console of valves. Separate return tubes are provided for each chemical from the manifold back to the containers of origin, and the manifold allows convenient flushing of each chemical back to its container of origin. This ensures that chemicals are not mixed or cross-contaminated and avoids waste since all residual is returned back to its respective container. The manifold is conveniently carried at the hip for ease of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ross Mark Fornaro, James Harold Belt, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150129682
    Abstract: A lawn and garden sprayer system having a container and a spray wand fluidly connected to the container is provided. The spray wand includes a wand housing that has a slot formed in one side thereof that is configured to engage a lug formed on one side of the container for purposes of stowing the wand during shipping and when not in use. A communications card assembly is detachably connected between the container and spray wand during shipment and prior to its first use. The hose includes a coupler end that engaged a cap on the container and facilitates creation of a fluid circuit between the fluid contents in the container and the wand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: George A. Mitchell, Mario J. Restive
  • Publication number: 20150115072
    Abstract: A dry particulate spreader includes an attachment assembly for use with a portable hand-held air blower for entraining granular fertilizer, grass seed or similar materials into the discharge air stream of the blower, whereby the particulate is broadcast by the air stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: James Lee Douglas Reitzel
  • Patent number: 8991654
    Abstract: A method of spraying a posterior portion of a human person includes disposing an aerosol container in an aerosol container receiving bay of a strap-based aerosol delivery assembly. The aerosol container has product therein and a dispensing button. The aerosol delivery assembly includes: the aerosol container receiving bay having a fixed length perimeter; left and right grip sections disposed on opposing lateral sides of the aerosol container receiving bay. The method includes disposing the aerosol delivery assembly such that the aerosol container receiving bay is disposed posteriorly relative to the person, and while so positioned, dispensing product from the aerosol container toward the person's posterior by pulling the left and right grip sections away from each other, so that a vertical height of the aerosol container receiving bay is decreased to thereby depress the dispensing button of the aerosol container. Related assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Solotan LLC
    Inventor: Neil Ross MacIntyre, III
  • Publication number: 20150076257
    Abstract: A portable backpack feeder apparatus including a granular-material container having a filling opening and a gravity-flow opening and flow sleeve extending from the gravity-flow opening of the container to an outflow opening, the flow sleeve being flexible along its length for manual flow control and for positioning and aiming the outflow opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: James Mauer
  • Publication number: 20150060567
    Abstract: An adjustable stock assembly for a fluid spray gun can be adjusted to have a different profile shape; and/or to have a different rotational position relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different length relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different tilt angle relative to the rest of the spray gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Federal Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Bullard, Curtiss G. Kennedy, Daniel P. Strauser
  • Patent number: 8960649
    Abstract: A joystick control is coupled to an air discharge pipe (9) of a motorized backpack sprayer for controlling flow of liquid to an atomizer, the air discharge speed, and for aiming the discharge pipe. A handle (5) carries a filter (11) that can be accessed and cleaned, even with a full reservoir, by closing a fluid stop valve (12) and releasing the handle (5). Fluid flow to the atomizer is controlled (open/closed) by a control lever (6) that releases the flow of fluid through a fluid valve (13) when pressed, and closes the valve (13) automatically by a spring when released. A locking lever (8) can lock valve (13) open or closed. An engine throttle lever (7) is lateral to the valve (13) and an electrical on/off switch (4) is next to the lever (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Guarany Indústria e Comércio Ltda.
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Fleury Bellandi
  • Publication number: 20140263729
    Abstract: A portable fluid dispensing apparatus has a reservoir, a dispenser, and a pump for pressurizing the fluid in the reservoir. The dispenser may be a spray wand. The pump is a hands-free pump such that an operator can hold a dog with one hand, the spray wand with the other hand, and yet still operate the pump, as by using a foot pedal. The apparatus is self-contained, such that there is no need for an external water or electrical power hook-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kelli STEWART
  • Patent number: 8814063
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and components are provided, for hydrating and cooling a cyclist, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that minimizes disruption of the cyclists attention to his/her riding. The components and system include a liquid container connected to a portion of a cycle and hydrating and actuating components that use the liquid (preferably water) in the liquid container. The liquid container has a body of liquid and the hydrating and actuating components include a drinking straw extending into the body of liquid, a spray device having a tube extending into the container with a spray head located outside the container, and an actuator mechanism comprising a pumping component in fluid communication with the liquid in the container and a hand actuated trigger mechanism located to be accessible to the hand of a cyclist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Luis A. Millan
  • Patent number: 8740109
    Abstract: Apparatus producing superheated water and/or steam for weed (36) killing, etc. has diesel fired boiler (30), which, via pump (32), generates hot water at a pressure of 40-52 bar and temperature of 90-115° C. This passes down tube (12) and encounters the constriction provided by nozzle (14). Passing through nozzle (14) into depressurization chamber (16), which is at atmospheric pressure, the water boils. When the super heated water exits ports (20) of distribution pipe (18) it encounters ambient temperature and is transformed into high temperature water vapor and/or water droplets. The apparatus controls or kill weeds (36) using a smaller volume of water and less energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Steamwand International Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Philip Muston, David Parkin, Jeremy Winer
  • Patent number: 8651396
    Abstract: A personal defense device is provided that includes an irritant. The personal defense device may have an irritant dispensing member that is carried on the back of a user. The irritant dispensing member may be configured for dispensing the irritant such that the irritant is dispensed behind the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald M Spearman, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8651397
    Abstract: A paint sprayer includes a frame, a motor supported by the frame, a pump operably coupled to the motor to draw paint from a paint source and pressurize the paint, and a blower supported by the frame and operable to discharge pressurized air into the pressurized paint discharged by the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Gaddis, William E. Kaiser, Hans E. Nutz, Todd Zimmerman, William B. M. Tew
  • Patent number: 8616466
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sprayer with a reservoir for a fluid, such as for a pesticide, with a pump device for pressurizing the fluid, whereby the pump device includes a pump drive, which is movably coupled to a pump piston by means of a pump connecting rod, whereby the pump connecting rod features a first connecting rod part and a second connecting rod part, whereby in order to connect the first connecting rod part and the second connecting rod part, at least one connecting device is provided, by means of which the connecting rod parts can be interlocked in at least two different latching levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: Willi Strauss, Michael Betz
  • Patent number: 8596555
    Abstract: A handheld airless fluid dispensing device comprises a pump, a drive element and an orifice element. The pump directly pressurizes a fluid. The drive element supplies power to the pump. The orifice element is connected to the pump and atomizes un-thinned architectural coating to a particle size of no greater than approximately 150 microns. The pump generates orifice pressures up to approximately 2.48 MPa and the orifice has an area of approximately 18.7 mm2. In one embodiment, the pump, drive element and orifice element are integrated into a handheld housing. In one embodiment, the pump comprises a reciprocating piston fluid pump comprising at least two pumping chambers configured to be actuated out of phase by at least one piston. In another embodiment, the reciprocating piston fluid pump comprises two pistons having different displacements that are linearly actuated by a wobble assembly driven by a gear reducer and an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Mariusz J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philp K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Patent number: 8517285
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher comprises a conduit having an air inlet and outlet. A blower unit is used for delivering a stream of air from said inlet to said outlet for extinguishing a fire. The extinguisher includes a cooling device using water to cool the stream of air entering said inlet prior to it being delivered to said fire via said outlet, and a powder delivery system for injecting and mixing a powder into said cooled stream of air prior to it leaving said outlet. The cooling device utilizing a tiny fraction of water to cool air as it passes there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Geoffrey Paul Sandford
  • Publication number: 20130214058
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device system includes: a fluid ejecting unit configured to change a volume of a fluid chamber to thereby eject fluid from a nozzle provided at a distal end of a fluid ejection pipe connected to the fluid chamber; a fluid supplying unit connected to the fluid ejecting unit by a connection tube and configured to supply the fluid to the fluid chamber; a control unit configured to control operation of the fluid ejecting unit and the fluid supplying unit; and a stand configured to hold at least a part of the fluid ejecting unit, and when it is detected that the fluid ejecting unit is held in the stand, the control unit controls at least one of the fluid ejecting unit and the fluid supplying unit to thereby execute a predetermined discharge operation for discharging the fluid in the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
  • Patent number: 8453946
    Abstract: With a front structure for a motor vehicle, a holding mechanism for connecting a bumper to a fender includes a fastening strip and a guide rail. The fastening strip spring-elastically supports itself on the fender and is screwed to the guide rail. The bumper is latched to the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Martin Leonhard Sachs, Theobald Hock, Rolf Ewert
  • Publication number: 20130092752
    Abstract: A shower device, such as a hand shower, includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, the housing defining a first flow path and a second flow path between the inlet and the outlet, a first flow regulator positioned in the first flow path and limiting a flow of water therethrough to a first flow rate, and a second flow regulator upstream of the first flow regulator and limiting a flow of water therethrough to a second flow rate, the first flow path and the second flow path passing through the second flow regulator. A valve may be positioned in the second flow path and biased to close the second flow path and an actuator may be coupled to the valve and operable to open the valve, the actuator being positioned on the housing flush with or recessed from the housing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: KOHLER CO.
  • Publication number: 20130079732
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices which generate a mist of a treatment composition, viz, an aerosolized treatment composition which imparts a technical benefit to surfaces, or airspaces, which come into contact with the said aerosolized treatment composition. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of surfaces utilizing the devices of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, John Aubrey Creek, Christopher Michael Evans, Benjamin David Hindle
  • Publication number: 20130015263
    Abstract: A portable safety spraying device includes a container of pressurized water and chemical product stored in a flexible pouch with quick-release coupler and is manufactured in a size and weight that is compatible with carrying a user. Nearly the entire volume of the container is held in or composes the pouch. A container lid includes a control valve for releasing the chemical product. The container receives pressurized clean water flowing from a stationary motorized pump through a long hose and is fed by water recycled by a motorized pump through an adjustable sequential valve. The valve operates to keep the hose pressure constant, independent of any pressure releasing action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Takashi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20120193445
    Abstract: A container holder in a fluid delivery system is provided. In one example, a portable fluid sprayer includes a sprayer housing, a sprayer handle for carrying the portable fluid sprayer above a support surface, and a base for supporting the portable fluid sprayer on the support surface. The base is free of wheels. The fluid sprayer includes a fluid container having a handle and an attachment feature receiving the fluid container handle. The attachment feature and the base support the fluid container with the handle of the fluid container at an angle with respect to vertical when the portable fluid sprayer is carried in an upright position by a user using the sprayer handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ross David Rossner, Thomas C. Gessner
  • Publication number: 20120175429
    Abstract: A device may include one or more fluid containers, compressor vessels and/or conduit systems. A fluid container may be configured to house a fluid, for example an incompressible fluid, and/or may include one or more bags. A compressor vessel configured to fluidly connect one or more fluid containers, and/or house a fluid, for example a compressible fluid. A conduit system may include one or more fluid lines. A fluid line may be configured to fluidly connect to one or more fluid containers, and/or include an outlet portion. Fluid housed in a fluid container may be actuated through a fluid line and out of an outlet portion thereof by a force supplied by a compressible fluid. A process may include dispensing and/or applying one or more fluids to a subject. A process may include selecting and/or adjusting a fluid. A process may include processing one or more factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew M. Zupsic
  • Patent number: 8167177
    Abstract: A hydration system for hydrating a user is provided. The user having a hand with fingers and a palm and a wrist connected to the hand. The hydration system comprises a glove portion having a first side and a second side and a wrist portion. A water reservoir is attached to the wrist portion. A water pump is secured to the first side of the glove portion. A first tube connects the water pump to the water reservoir with the first tube spanning the distance between the glove portion and the wrist portion and fluidly connected to both the water pump and the water reservoir. A spritzer is secured to the second side of the glove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Paul V. Galgano
  • Patent number: 8141754
    Abstract: A pressurized fluid dispenser includes a base unit and a reservoir. The base unit includes a pump and a battery compartment including electrical contacts electrically connected with the pump. The reservoir is supported by and selectively removable from the base unit. The reservoir includes an internal compartment that is in fluid communication with the pump when the reservoir is connected to the base unit. A female panel mount for an electrically operated unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Michael Conner, Robert Vystrcil, Jeffery Morgan, Shawn Whetsone, Terry Birchler, David Chaney
  • Publication number: 20110290912
    Abstract: A device for scattering confetti. The device may include a body, a container, coupled to the body, and having confetti disposed therein, and at least one retaining structure for maintaining the device in a hand of a person. A portion of the body may be disposed in the palm of the hand, while one or both of the body and the container may further include at least one component for releasing confetti from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: FiestaFive, LLC
    Inventors: Chase BOURDELAISE, Paul WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20110240760
    Abstract: A hand worn washing device. The device includes a housing that has a soap chamber and a mixing chamber. The housing includes a chamber opening that provides fluid communication between the soap and mixing chambers. The housing also has at least one outlet opening. The device has a nozzle that directs fluid onto the chamber opening and an attachment feature that allows the housing and the nozzle to be attached to a human hand. A portion of water provided by the nozzle flows through the chamber opening and into the soap chamber. A mixture of soap and water flows back out of the soap chamber and into the mixing chamber. The soap and water further mix in the mixing chamber and the mixed soap/water is then dispensed through the outlet opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Tucker
  • Patent number: 7963719
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying various different coating on surfaces including but not limited to roadways, parking lots, bridge decks, airport runways, offshore heliports and workboat walkways. Preferably, an applicator is provided that allows numerous different coatings to be applied to a surface. The coatings may be protective, decorative, non-skid and/or reflective in nature. Preferably, the applicator allows for the dispensing of two or more materials in at least two different manners (e.g., (i) two or more materials simultaneously applied to the surface to be coated; and, (ii) one material applied followed by application of one or more additional materials). Preferably, the applicator is lightweight and compact so that a single individual can carry the applicator while applying a coating to a surface to be coated. This allows the applicator to be used to coat surfaces in constricted areas including but not limited to workboat walkways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jack H. Wilson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7866571
    Abstract: A portable spraying device has an internal combustion engine and a blower driven by the internal combustion engine. A blower tube is connected to the blower and conveys a blowing air stream generated in the blower. A spraying agent reservoir is provided and a spraying agent line is connect to the reservoir and conveys a spraying agent stream from the reservoir into the blowing air stream. A control valve is arranged in the spraying agent line. A throttle control acts on the internal combustion engine for controlling an engine output. A stop switch acts on the internal combustion engine for interrupting ignition. An actuating element acts on the control valve for actuating the control valve to control the spraying agent stream. A handle with a handle head is provided and the throttle control, the stop switch, and the actuating element are arranged in the handle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Müller, Thomas Stark
  • Publication number: 20100327087
    Abstract: A shoulder mounted spreader for distributing salt or another granular material on the ground is provided. The device includes a shoulder carried hopper and a flexible hose for distributing the product. The inventive device has no moving parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph B. Harris
  • Patent number: 7841351
    Abstract: A machine for cleaning coils in HVAC installations including particularly the coils located in outdoor HVAC units and coils located in interior ductwork the machine comprising a shell housing enclosing cleaning fluids, an electrical system for line power or battery operation, and a fluid control system for selecting cleaning fluid and the pressure and volume of fluid applied in cleaning coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Goodway Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Kane, Joseph J Franzino, George Cruz
  • Patent number: 7837076
    Abstract: A combination backpack and granular material dispenser that includes an upper compartment, a lower compartment extending downwardly from the upper compartment, at least one carrying strap, a valve assembly, and a valve assembly actuator. In use, the present invention enables a user to stow equipment and personal items in the upper compartment while stowing and dispensing a granular material from the lower compartment. The lower compartment is collapsible into and expansible from the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Welker Wildlife Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Welker, Brian H. Welker
  • Publication number: 20100273125
    Abstract: A multi-switch (24) for an oral care appliance includes a switch housing (28) having a hollow chamber (30) therein, a button actuator (32) with at least two O-rings (42) around the periphery thereof, and inlet and outlet channels (50, 52) connecting a source of compressed gas (18) with the housing chamber and the housing chamber with a mixing chamber (26), respectively. A pump (60) moves fluid from a reservoir (20) to the mixing chamber. The O-rings are positioned so that as the button actuator is actuated and then released, the outlet is closed and the inlet is opened, allowing gas to move into the housing chamber. The pump is actuated, and then the inlet is closed and the outlet opens, allowing gas in the chamber to move to the mixing chamber to produce a stream of fluid droplets, which are directed out through a nozzle portion (16) of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Jozef Johannes Maria Janssen, Bart Gottenbos, Petrus Henricus De Leeuw
  • Publication number: 20100224698
    Abstract: A container holder in a fluid delivery system is provided. In one example, an airless fluid delivery system is disclosed and includes a housing and a handle coupled to the housing. A first end of the handle is attached to the housing and a second end of the handle includes an attachment feature configured to receive and suspend a fluid container from the handle. In one example, a frame of the fluid delivery system includes a recess configured to receive the container. Further, in one example the handle extends transversely from the fluid delivery system and includes a empty container balance point and a full container balance point along a length of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Ross David Rossner, Thomas C. Gessner
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 7766256
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing grounds maintenance functions and dispensing a fluid includes a grounds maintenance device and a fluid spraying device. The spraying device includes a container mounted on the grounds maintenance device for holding the fluid, and a spraying member in communication with the container for spraying the fluid. The spraying member is moveable from a carrying position in which the spraying member is carried on the grounds maintenance device to a spraying position in which the spraying member is moveable independent of the grounds maintenance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Francisco B. Loaces
  • Patent number: 7665675
    Abstract: A watering system includes a watering can and a dispensing system. The dispensing system includes a cart for supporting the watering can, wheels coupled to a bottom of the cart and adapted to facilitate movement of the dispensing system on a surface, and a lever movably coupled to the cart and adapted to allow for manual movement of the watering can between a lowered position in which water held in the watering can's bucket is not dispensed and a raised position in which water held in the buck is dispensed through the watering can's spout. The lever has an exposed end adapted to be lowered by a user to move the watering can from the lowered position to the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Joshua M. Montague
  • Publication number: 20090206175
    Abstract: A hands-free fluid application system for retaining a fluid supply close to the body of an operator of the present inventive system. A fluid supply hose may attach to a belt component at a connecting means. The connecting means serves to communicate the fluid to a dispensing hose that then conducts the fluid to a spray applicator for dispersal. The connecting means secured to the belt allows for the fluid supply hose to be dragged along by the operator's body thereby leaving their hands free to operate the spray applicator and direct the stream of fluid issuing therefrom. A spray applicator holder may serve to secure the spray applicator to the belt and allow an operator free use of both hands when manipulation of the spray applicator is not required. The present invention eliminates the repetitive crouching and bending commonly associated with use of a conventional fluid supply hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Salvagno, Diane Salvagno
  • Publication number: 20090196771
    Abstract: In a pumping device (1) by means of which fluids (10) or pourable media held in a reservoir tank (9) can be pumped to a spray gun (11) in a metered manner, with a piston rod (5) mounted in a housing (2) in an axially movable fashion, with a reciprocating piston (25) attached to its free end, with a piston (7, 8) firmly connected to the piston rod (5) that can be moved between a first and a second housing section (3, 4), and by means of which a first and a second pressure space (21, 21?, 22, 22?) is each enclosed together with the two housing sections (3, 4), with two pressure lines (17, 17?) worked into one each of the two housing sections (3, 4) in such a way that they emerge into one of the two pressure spaces (21, 21? or 22, 22?), with a working medium (19) pressed through the pressure lines (17, 17?) alternately into the particular pressure space (21, 21?, 22, 22?), by means of which the piston (7, 8) can be driven, with a diaphragm (12, 13) with a central area (14) firmly connected to the piston rod (5)
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Karsten Juterbock, Daniele Foffano, Angelo Basso, Davide Galvani
  • Patent number: 7559490
    Abstract: A liquid spray nozzle assembly for an outlet pipe of an air blower, the nozzle assembly includes an outer annular member adapted to be secured to the outlet pipe, an inner member radially spaced from and secured to the outer member to define air flow passages, the inner member having a central opening and a lower surface with vanes extending therefrom; and a supply pipe extending into the central opening such that the air flowing through the central opening will act to shear the liquid exiting the supply pipe against the edge of the opening to break up the liquid into droplets that will be carried along in a dispersed pattern with the air flowing between the outer annular member and the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Roll LLC
    Inventor: Craig Rappin
  • Publication number: 20090152376
    Abstract: A fluid-handling device, such as a lawn-and-garden water sprayer, includes a plurality of elastic bladders that are filled via a common manifold. To ensure that all the bladders can be filled without one bladder over expanding or emptying into another one, the fluid-handling device includes a plurality of limit valves in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of bladders. When filling the bladders, the limit valves are open to convey fluid from the manifold to the bladders. In some examples of the invention, each individual limit valve will close automatically in response to its respective bladder having reached a predetermined expanded length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Robert J. Harter
  • Patent number: 7533832
    Abstract: The leg mounted scent dispenser distributes liquid scent to mask human scent or to deposit a tangle free and consistent scent trail. The dispenser assists hunters in capturing game with weapons and cameras alike. The dispenser includes straps for attaching to a boot and to the lower leg of a person. The boot level strap connects to a canister filled with a scent of the hunter's skillful choice. The canister communicates with a drip valve, or alternatively a pump, that discharges a small portion of scent with each time the boot lands. The person regulates the desired scent flow and walks to a stand or tracks the game. Once at a stand or having taken the game, the hunter turns off the canister and removes the present invention for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventors: Roger W. Price, Lafareel C. Price
  • Patent number: 7478768
    Abstract: A utility hand-piece is adapted for being worn on a hand of a user. The hand-piece includes a body portion adapted for covering at least a portion of the hand, and incorporating at least one fluid channel. A fluid inlet is formed with the body portion and communicates with the fluid channel. A fluid outlet is formed with the body portion and communicates with the fluid channel downstream of the fluid inlet. Upon connecting a fluid source to the hand-piece, fluid is transferred from the fluid inlet through the fluid channel and dispensed from the body portion through the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Jennifer Yip
  • Publication number: 20090008476
    Abstract: Consisting of a spray rod (1) formed by a rod body (105) ending in a spray nozzle, a valve body (103) connected to a handgrip (101) holding a liquid hose fed from a tank (2) of liquid to be sprayed. The spray has a handle (5) that moves axially in a cylinder (8) to pressurise the liquid in the tank (2) and is also extendible with respect to the tank (2) which is mounted on a base (3), independent of the handle (5), and fitted with wheels (4) that allow the spray to be inclined and wheeled, by pulling the handle (5) in its extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Central Agricola Bovi, S.L.
    Inventors: Fernando Bonet Villoria, Felip Fenollosa Aries