Including Supply Holder For Material Patents (Class 239/302)
  • Patent number: 11638924
    Abstract: A spray gun cup receptacle is disclosed comprising an open end for receiving a liner within a cavity and a base end opposite the open end. The sidewall comprises two apertures through which the cavity is visible from outside the spray gun cup receptacle. The two apertures are divided one above the other by a brace member, at least a portion of which is disposed at a brace member angle a relative to the base plane. Also disclosed are improved lids for spray gun cups, and improved connections between the lid(s) and spray gun cup receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Anna M. Hegdahl, Stephen C. P. Joseph, Sabeel Ullah
  • Patent number: 11549700
    Abstract: A water tank, comprising a bottom cover and a tank body that are assembled and that seal each other, wherein a mist discharging channel is disposed inside the tank body, a mist gathering assembly is disposed on the bottom cover, the mist outlet is connected to the mist discharging channel, a mounting cylinder used to mount the mist gathering assembly is further disposed on the bottom cover. The mist gathering assembly is detachably disposed on the bottom cover, to reduce a quantity of dead corners in the water tank, facilitate cleaning of the water tank, and further improve cleaning efficiency and cleanliness of the water tank. This effectively ensures water quality of misting of the humidifier. The mist gathering assembly is mounted by matching the protrusion, the clamping groove, and the elastic stopper, and is further characterized by advantages of reliable fastening and easy mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 11426746
    Abstract: A working machine may be provided with: a case configured to store water therein; and a working machine body configured to discharge water supplied from the case, in which the working machine body is detachably mounted on an upper surface of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Hideaki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 11204323
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of optically analyzing fluid within a pipette are described herein. In an embodiment, an optical reader subassembly includes a pipette configured to aspirate and hold a fluid sample within its tip, a housing configured to receive at least the tip of the pipette through a reentrant seal so that the tip of the pipette is located in a light tight manner within an internal area, a light source positioned to be in proximity to the tip of the pipette when the tip of the pipette is received by the housing, the light source configured to project light through the tip of the pipette and onto the fluid sample held within the tip, and an optical sensor configured to take a reading of the fluid sample held within the tip of the pipette without any of the fluid sample being injected from the pipette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hycor Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Norman Diamond, Steven Michael Gann, Eric Darnell Hall, Tae Ho Hwang, John Lewis Morton, Anatoly Moskalev, Bruce Alan Sargeant, Dennis Edwin Rieger, Marinela Gombosev, Mark David Van Cleve
  • Patent number: 11052412
    Abstract: A sprayer includes a spray gun and a hopper. An air source provides compressed air to the sprayer to both eject fluid from the spray gun as a spray and to pressurize the hopper. The spray gun includes an airflow controller for controlling the flow of the compressed air to a nozzle of the spray gun, a pressure regulator for regulating a pressure of the compressed air flowing to the hopper, and a relief valve between the pressure regulator and the hopper. The hopper receives the compressed air through a port in the hopper, and the compressed air assists the flow of material out of the hopper and into the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Becker, David M. Larsen, Steve J. Wrobel, Mark D. Shultz, Robert J. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 10688511
    Abstract: A spray gun reservoir connector system. The system includes a reservoir lid, a spray gun inlet, and complementary first and second connector formats. The first and second connector formats are provided with one of either the lid or the spray gun inlet. The first format includes a plurality of retention structures each defining a capture region. The retention structures are collectively arranged in a circular pattern. The second format includes a plurality of lock structures each including a shim body configured to selectively interface with the capture regions. The connector formats are configured to provide wedged engagement between the lock structures and corresponding ones of the retention structures upon rotation of the spray gun inlet relative to the lid. The lid may include a spout. The retention and lock structures are radially spaced outside of the spout, and the spout may have an inner diameter of not less than 22 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Anna M. Hegdahl, Stephen C. P. Joseph, Alexander T. Ebertowski, Andrew R. Henry
  • Patent number: 10512278
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing the temperature of a liquid product in a processing line includes a polymer member having a passageway formed therein for receiving a liquid product in the passageway; an inlet and an outlet each in fluid communication with a corresponding opposed end of the passageway; a plurality of delivery channels formed in the polymer member, each one of the plurality of delivery channels having an opening in fluid communication with a different location of the passageway and constructed to provide a chilling medium into the passageway; and a support member for the polymer member, the support member constructed to mount the polymer member in the processing line. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Messer Industries USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Madsen, Louis Lilakos
  • Patent number: 10131148
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a head body, a cover, a rib, and a sealer. The head body discharges liquid. The head body includes a frame. The cover is mounted on the frame of the head body. The rib is disposed at the frame along a peripheral surface of the cover. The sealer is disposed between the peripheral surface of the cover and a peripheral surface of the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masataka Yoshiike
  • Patent number: 10016523
    Abstract: The device for diffusing volatile substances comprises means for generating an air stream, and is characterized in that said means for generating an air stream comprise a flexible sheet (1) and at least one piezoelectric element (2), such that said piezoelectric element (2) causes said flexible sheet (1) to expand and shrink to generate the air stream. It allows generating an air flow that is adapted to the geometry of the evaporation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Zobele España, S.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Luque Vera, Ruben Garcia Fabrega
  • Patent number: 9731508
    Abstract: A liquid jet head manufacturing method, a method for integrally manufacturing a liquid jet apparatus, a liquid jet head, a printing apparatus and a liquid jet apparatus. The manufacturing method includes: forming multiple pressure-generating members arranged spaced apart on a first substrate; forming, on a first surface of first substrate, pressure chambers corresponding to multiple pressure-generating members, and a common chamber in communication with multiple pressure chambers; forming a transition layer on pressure chambers, and forming a jet orifice plate on transition layer; and forming, on jet orifice plate and transition layer, jet orifices in communication with pressure chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Helin Zou, Jingzhi He, Yue Li, Xiaokun Chen
  • Patent number: 9592520
    Abstract: A high volume low pressure (HVLP) coating application system employing a rotary vane pump and manifold assembly that provides an improved source of air for increased spray gun atomization of high solid coatings and faster applications of more even coated surfaces with continuous HVLP pressures of 10 PSI at the spray gun output and the ability to power multiple spray guns and breathing apparatus from a single manifold system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Roide
  • Patent number: 9145255
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a fluent material, including a structural body including a fluid circuit for the thick fluent material and a pressure circuit for propelling and dispersing the thick fluent material. Thick fluent material is stored in a hopper and fed by gravity into the fluid circuit. The pressure circuit carrying for example compressed air branches into a first subcircuit arranged to propel thick fluent material towards the discharge nozzle, and a second subcircuit arranged to disperse the thick fluent material as it exists the discharge nozzle. First and second valves respectively control flow of pressurized air in the first and second subcircuits to independently adjust the rate of discharge and dispersion of the thick fluent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Eran Zagorsky
  • Publication number: 20150144712
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20150144714
    Abstract: A spray bottle comprises a bottom portion defining a generally cylindrical container having a first diameter and with an opening defined by a threaded lip having a second diameter slightly less than that of the first diameter, and a top portion comprising a neck portion and a generally cylindrical portion with threaded opening dimensioned to threadably engage said threaded lip of the bottom portion, and where the first diameter is at least about 50% greater than the dimension of the neck portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Sheila S. Pirtle
  • Publication number: 20150144713
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20150129675
    Abstract: The invention concerns an irrigation system (2) comprising a tank (4) in its turn provided with a water feeding inlet (6), a water outlet (8), and optionally a closing element (10), and comprising a sprinkling unit (12) provided with a water inlet opening (14) and a water outlet jet (16), as well as a connection element (18) suited for transferring a liquid. The inlet opening (14) of the sprinkling unit (12) is connected, with respect to the direction of said water flow, downstream of the tank (4) through the connection element (18) with the outlet (8) of the tank (4), in such a way that the water flowing out of the tank (4) enters the sprinkling unit (12) through the inlet opening (14). The invention concerns also a corresponding irrigation plant and method and a corresponding dispenser tank. The invention can be applied for treating different types of soil, in particular agricultural areas, gardens and flower beds, and sports grounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
  • Patent number: 9004379
    Abstract: A paint container assembly includes: a container body; a cover detachably mounted to the container body and having a peripheral end and a central recessed portion which defines a cylindrical recess; and a vent conduit having a cylindrical plug portion and an extension portion. The plug portion is rotatably inserted into the recess. The extension portion has a free open end, and defines a fluid channel extending from an upper end of the plug portion to the free open end. The free open end of the extension portion is disposed adjacent to the peripheral end of the cover and distal from the central recessed portion of the cover for preventing paint material from flowing out of the container body through the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Hsing-Tzu Wang
  • Patent number: 8998111
    Abstract: The dispenser draws a concentrate fluid from a liquid container into an input fluid. There is an elongated channel having an input for the input fluid and dispensing nozzle at an exit end for dispensing the concentrate fluid in a diluted form. A transverse intersecting channel is intermediate the input end and the exit end. An insert is moveable in the transverse intersecting channel, apertures of the moveable insert being alignable with apertures in the transverse intersecting channel and the liquid container. The channels from the liquid container will have a plurality of various sized apertures to provide for the flow of differing amounts of concentrate fluid into the input fluid. By adjusting the moveable insert in the transverse intersecting channel and/or the input fluid flow rate the concentration of concentrate fluid in the input fluid is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pops Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ming Sun
  • Publication number: 20150083824
    Abstract: An aqueous compressed gas aerosol formulation in combination with a lined steel can, which may also optionally be tin plated, to provide corrosion stability, fragrance stability and color stability. An aerosol formulation of particular advantage for use is an air and/or fabric treatment formulation. The combination provides a compatibility which allows for the ability to use a broader fragrance pallet for the air and/or fabric treatment formulation which is aqueous based in major proportion. The formulation includes, in addition to an aqueous carrier, a fragrance, nonionic surfactant(s) or a blend of nonionic surfactant(s) and cationic surfactant(s), a compressed gas propellant(s), pH adjuster(s), and corrosion inhibitor(s). The formulation has a pH of about 8 to less than 10. The corrosion inhibitor(s) is(are) mild in strength and used in a minor amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventor: Bhaveshkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 8978578
    Abstract: A powder delivery apparatus for transporting powder from one or more hoppers to one or more powder applicators. A cross feed network of multi-directional valves and fluid connections is interposed between transfer pumps coupled to the outlets of the hoppers to provide alternately selectable flow paths for the powder from each hopper to selected one of the powder applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander I. Jittu
  • Publication number: 20150069147
    Abstract: A paint spray gun for use in association with a HVLP turbine blower and an attachable paint container divides input air flow into two horizontally adjacent channels. Air flow through one channel remains open whereas air flow through the second channel may be varied by a side air controller such that when air flow is cut off from the second channel, the paint mixture is sprayed in a substantially circular shape whereas when air flows through the second channel the paint mixture is sprayed in a substantially fan shape. In another embodiment, a rotatable nipple is positioned to redirect some air flow from the channels to drive paint from the paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Fuji Industrial Spray Equipment Ltd.
    Inventors: Jui-Chuan CHEN, Mark ROSIN, Paul Michael SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150060568
    Abstract: An adapter allows direct connection of a handheld spray device to paint cans of varying dimensions. The adapter includes a cage for holding the paint can, a cap that connects the cage to the handheld spray device, and a gasket that seals the open upper end of the paint can to the cap. The adapter may also include a suction tube extension that is connectable between the pump inlet and the suction tube of the spray device. A can spacer insert is positionable in the cage to elevate paint cans of varying heights so that the upper ring of the paint can engages the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel R. Johnson, Dale C. Pemberton, Charles W. Dawson, Pamela J. Muetzel
  • Publication number: 20150041558
    Abstract: A nebulizer and a housing part for a nebulizer are proposed, wherein a container containing the fluid to be nebulized is provided. The container is moveable back and forth for conveying and nebulization of the fluid. A securing device forms a transportation lock for holding the container unmovable in a delivery state with closed transportation lock. A control part opens the transportation lock by means of at least one rib or arm when the control part is moved towards the securing device. The securing device comprises a ring-like holding part with inwardly extending holding elements for holding the container inseparably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Jens BESSELER, Holger HOLAKOVSKY, Herbert ARGAUER, Josef GATZ, Andreas GORSHOEFER, Robert WALCH
  • Publication number: 20150034739
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cap of spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means and water locking means. This cap of spray mineral water is used with resilient mineral water bottle body to form a multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, which can ensure normal drinking of mineral water as well as carry out spray drinking of water by means of squeezing the bottle body to transform bottle body and increase the pressure inside the bottle, thus making water to enter inlet from the outlet of water locking means on the cap, and to enter the atomizing channel through the water channel, finally to be sprayed from the spray aperture. Furthermore, in the open air or in the dusty and hot environment, you can place the mineral water bottle upside down, put the nozzle to face your body or surrounding, and squeeze the bottle body to spray, thus reducing surrounding temperature, as well as subsiding dust by combining dust and spray to make you feel cool, fresh and comfortable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Chang Ho CHANG
  • Patent number: 8931712
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fragrance device for a vehicle capable of supplying plural fragrant ingredients to the inside of the vehicle as being contained in air flow of a vehicle-use air-conditioning device with a simple structure. The fragrance device for a vehicle according to the present invention includes a main body 10 having a fragrance retention container 5, an inlet passage 6, an outlet passage 7, an inlet passage opening/closing door 8 and an outlet passage opening/closing door 9, an actuator 11 fixed to the main body 10, and a cam 14 which rotationally drives a rotary shaft 12 of the inlet passage opening/closing door and a rotary shaft 12 of the outlet passage opening/closing door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nagano, Hisayoshi Yoshizaki, Toshio Tsubakida, Shinichi Hara, Yoshie Mizuno, Naoto Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8925836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gravity cup for a paint sprayer, having a cup-shaped tank (1) and a cover (2) that can be placed on the tank (1), a multiplex quick-connect thread having at least two external thread turns (18) and internal thread turns (19) engaging with the external thread turns (18) for connecting the tank (1) and the cover (2), characterized in that each external thread turn (18) is formed of a plurality of thread segments (18a, 18b, 18j) disposed along the pitch line of each external thread turn, wherein a gap (18p, 18q . . . 18w) is formed between adjacent thread segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SATA GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Dettlaff, Klaus Leipold
  • Publication number: 20150001316
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of forming a printhead includes forming on a front-side surface of a substrate, a thin film layer and a plurality of fluidic channels and ejection chambers. The method also includes forming a slot through the substrate from the back-side surface to the front-side surface, where the back-side and front-side surfaces generally oppose one another. The slot has a length extending along a long axis of the substrate and a width extending along a short axis of the substrate. The method includes forming recessed regions into the back-side surface of the substrate at both ends of the slot that extend beyond the length of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Rio Rivas, Ed Friesen, Terry McMahon, Donald W. Schulte, David Douglas Hall
  • Publication number: 20140374500
    Abstract: A multiple-orifice nozzle that is employed for creating surface-adhesive rules onto the surface of a surface-adhesive die. The multiple-orifice nozzle is fluidly in communication with a source of flexible material that is forced or pulled through a selected orifice profile. The orifice profile can be selected based on a variety of criteria and, in some embodiments the orifice profile can be dynamically adjusted or controlled by adjusting the relative position of the multiple-orifice nozzle and/or by adjusting the position of one or more tubes that define various orifices such that the orifice profile is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: HIGHCON LTD.
    Inventors: Kostantin Spiryagin, Lior Sirkis
  • Patent number: 8916181
    Abstract: An aerosol glitter composition for achieving the “sugar” glitter effect comprises a solvent, binder, square polyester glitter, optionally a rheology modifier, and propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Christina M. Leposa
  • Publication number: 20140361101
    Abstract: In one example, a personal misting device is provided that includes a portable housing sized and configured to be held in one hand of a user, and also includes a fluid reservoir attachable to the portable housing. A fluid pump and motor are disposed within the portable housing, and the fluid pump is configured and arranged for fluid communication with the fluid reservoir. Additionally, a hose is provided that has a first end in fluid communication with the fluid pump, and a second end that is connected to a misting nozzle. Finally, a power supply operable to run the fluid pump is disposed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: RealXGear
    Inventor: Chris Maher
  • Publication number: 20140362560
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffrey Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8905017
    Abstract: A reservoir and a nebulizer having such a reservoir are proposed. The reservoir comprises a closure for a fluid chamber with a medicament formulation that is formed by two closure members welded together. The closure comprises a particle barrier for preventing the ingress into the fluid chamber of any weld particles that may potentially be formed during the welding of the two closure members. The fluid chamber is preferably broadened in the shape of a beaver tail and is sealed lengthways with an additional strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Hausmann, Carsten Henning, Heinrich Kladders
  • Publication number: 20140353404
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments of the invention, a trigger sprayer may include a plunger and piston combination wherein the piston may include a flap valve or other valve system that opens upon at a certain pressure to allow fluid from within a piston chamber to pass through the plunger and out a nozzle of the trigger sprayer. According to other embodiments of the invention, an inlet valve may be seated between a container and a piston chamber such that fluid may pass the inlet valve upon return of a plunger piston combination to a non-actuated state and such that fluid is prevented from entering the container from the piston chamber when a plunger piston combination is being actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Donald D. Foster
  • Patent number: 8899498
    Abstract: An automotive fluid distribution system 7 is provided which has a reservoir 10 for holding fluid. The reservoir 10 has a fill aperture 14. Encircling the fill aperture 14 is a grommet seal 16. A bracket 50 is provided that is generally positionally adjustable with respect to the fill aperture 14 to hold a bottle 26 adjacent to the reservoir 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Pilette, Kimberly Catherine Knapp, Anthony John Povinelli
  • Publication number: 20140346248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a discharge apparatus for a plant protection product with a container (1), which has a container wall (8, 18, 19) and a discharge orifice (9), the container wall (8, 18, 19) enclosing an interior (7) for accommodating the plant protection product, and a pump (2, 6), which comprises a delivery unit (2) and a drive unit (6). The discharge apparatus according to the invention is characterized in that the delivery unit (2) is arranged in the interior (7) of the container (1) in such a way that plant protection product located in the container (1) can be delivered out of the container (1) through the discharge orifice (9) of the container (1) by means of the delivery unit (2), and the drive unit (6) is arranged outside the interior (7) of the container (1) and drives the delivery unit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Karl-Heinz Koch, Harald Kröger, Heinz-Gerd Wegkamp, Christian-Andreas Winkler
  • Publication number: 20140348757
    Abstract: A sprayable alcohol-based sunscreen comprises an alcohol carrier, at least one sunscreen additive, and a film forming polymer comprising shellac.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: William Barrie, Stephen A. Santos
  • Publication number: 20140343100
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sublingual formulations containing fentanyl, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or derivative thereof, suitable for administration to a patient, and methods for treatment with the formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: S. George Kottayil, Venkat R. Goskonda, Zhongyuan Zhu, Linet Kattookaran, Neha Parikh
  • Patent number: 8881941
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an evaporator device for volatile substances provided with a closure system that facilitates the replacement of the refill or container of the volatile substance. The invention provides a safety closure system for the evaporator device, which makes difficult for children to get access to the tablet or container of the volatile substance. A closure member and a container are associated in such a manner that during the opening movement of the closure member, at least part of the container is extracted out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Holding S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Deflorian, Walter Sordo, Franco Zobele
  • Publication number: 20140327720
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is disclosed herein. An example of such a fluid dispenser includes a member configured to define a plurality of orifices through which a fluid is ejected and a manifold including a plurality of fluid passageways each of which is configured to have a different angle relative to the member. This example of a fluid dispenser additionally includes a plurality of slots each of which is coupled to a different one of the fluid passageways of the manifold to conduct the fluid from the fluid passageways towards the orifices. Additional features and modifications of this fluid dispenser are disclosed herein, as are other examples of fluid dispensers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Silam J. Choy, Garrett E. Clark, Rio Rivas, Ed Friesen, Kelly Ronk
  • Publication number: 20140312144
    Abstract: A refillable spray dispenser comprises a spray assembly, a hollow injection rod which is located with a liquid charging passage and a bottom portion within which the rod is positioned. The bottom portion includes bottom portion walls, a first seal, a second seal, and an exhaust hole in the bottom portion walls for release gas. The refillable spray dispenser is easy to exhaust gas, and is convenient to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Ming Hui, Zhi Wang
  • Publication number: 20140312142
    Abstract: An insecticide delivery system for delivering insecticide or other liquids through either stationary or portable misting or by spot spraying. A delivery system includes a liquid reservoir, a fluid misting pump to flow insecticide liquid to installed misting nozzles and a fluid spraying pump to flow insecticide liquid to a spraying wand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Rod Lovett
  • Patent number: 8857737
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a rotatable outer fluid transmission tube and an inner fluid transmission tube disposed in the outer fluid transmission tube. A friction reducing layer, rotated together with the outer fluid transmission tube, is provided between the outer fluid transmission tube and the inner fluid transmission tube. The friction reducing layer is made of a material having a low friction coefficient and has a smooth inner wall surface, so as to make a friction force between the friction reducing layer and the inner fluid transmission tube lower and improve the durability of the inner fluid transmission tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Strong Fortress Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 8855827
    Abstract: A method of controlling operation of a diffusion appliance to treat the atmosphere within an enclosed space. The method may include programming the operation of the appliance according to a control scheme specifying a flow rate of liquid to a diffusion means and a periodic operation of the diffusion means. Control schemes may be associated with different volumes of spaces to be treated by the appliance, the rate of decay of the liquid within the space to be treated and the level of concentration of the liquid desired within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Prolitec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Weening, Marc Robert
  • Publication number: 20140291415
    Abstract: A fluid container spray device having a trigger lock mechanism with trigger tabs extending outwardly from the trigger and cleats extending inwardly from a moveable shroud. The cleats obstruct the tabs when the shroud is in a trigger lock position. A lever extending from beneath the shroud can be depressed, thereby moving the shroud from the trigger lock position to a trigger release position. The movement of the shroud to the trigger release position moves the connected cleats from their obstructive position to a position out of the trigger tabs' path of movement, thereby permitting use of the trigger to pump fluid from the container. The shroud is biased toward the trigger lock position. Thus, release of the container by the user restores the locked configuration, thereby preventing use by children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Carolina Gill, Blaine Lilly, Thornton K. Lothrop, Scott Shim, Lara B. McKenzie, Kristin J. Roberts, Nicolas G. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140291412
    Abstract: A spray device and system for delivering a cosmetic composition to a user. The system includes an enclosure booth with an open front, a spray bar with a plurality of spray nozzles configured to deliver a constant volume of cosmetic composition to a user, and a set of heaters designed to deliver warm air to a user during the spray cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Henson
  • Patent number: 8839994
    Abstract: Provided is an adapter configured for use with an aerosol can spray nozzle and an extension tube. The adapter is configured to fit onto the spray nozzle and to receive the extension tube to provide a more rigid and fluidly secure connection between the spray nozzle and the extension tube. The adapter includes a spray nozzle portion and an extension tube portion. The spray nozzle portion includes an opening sized and configured to allow the spray nozzle to be insertable therein to create frictional engagement therebetween. The extension tube portion includes an inner channel extending therethrough, and is sized and configured to allow the extension tube to be insertable therein to create friction-tight engagement between the extension tube and the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Tyler S. Mason
  • Publication number: 20140263738
    Abstract: Jetting devices and methods for dispensing a fluid material from a fluid supply. A jetting device includes a fluid module configured to be coupled with the fluid supply and to dispense the fluid material. The fluid module includes a valve seat and a valve element configured to move relative to the valve seat over a stroke length, and a valve stop configured to position the valve element relative to the valve seat for determining the stroke length. The jetting device further includes a drive module configured to actuate the fluid module and includes a drive pin configured to move the valve element toward the valve seat. The drive pin is configured to be rotated to cause rotation of the valve stop for adjustment of the stroke length. The drive pin may be rotated by a rotation device comprising a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley C. Aguilar, David N. Padgett
  • Publication number: 20140263720
    Abstract: A liquid spray head (10) e.g. to spray liquid for dust control or watering. The spray head has a body (11), an inlet (12) for receiving the liquid to be sprayed, a spray outlet, and at least one adjuster (15,16,17,18) arranged to adjust size and/or position of the outlet aperture such that a width or position of the aperture is variable, or both the width and position of the aperture are variable, relative to the body, to thereby deliver a desired rate, pattern or direction of liquid spray through the aperture. The adjuster can be ram (17,18) actuated controlling two coaxially aligned collar assemblies (15,16) with left and right adjusting leaves (25,26). A depth actuator works an outer body cover (24) to adjust vertical height of the outlet aperture. Spray aperture size and/or direction can be controlled based on vehicle speed and desired spray pattern/direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DANTENG PTY LTD
    Inventor: Dante Travaglini
  • Publication number: 20140263739
    Abstract: A merchandiser includes a base and a rear wall component extending above the base. The rear wall component includes a protruding rib. Foam insulation material is disposed in the protruding rib. The rear wall component has a first wall panel and a second wall panel spaced from the first wall panel. The first and second wall panel cooperatively define an air passageway configured for containing an evaporator. The base and second wall panel at least partially define a product display area. A spray nozzle is disposed within the air passageway and configured to spray fluid onto the evaporator. A portion of tubing fluidly couples the spray nozzle to a supply of water. The portion of tubing is disposed within the foam insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140263744
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing an ingredient into or onto an edible article, the apparatus comprising a container configured to hold the ingredient, and a manifold configured to receive at least one discrete intake flow of the ingredient and to distribute at least two discrete output flows of the ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Mark Ulledahl