Plural Holders For Diverse Materials Patents (Class 239/303)
  • Patent number: 10881597
    Abstract: A hair care composition having from about 10% to about 25% of one or more surfactants; from about 0.01% to 10% of one or more particulate scalp health agents; from about 0.01% to 10% of one or more surfactant soluble scalp health agents; from about 0.01% to 5% of one or more cationic polymers selected from the group consisting of a cationic cellulose; from about 0.01% to 5% of one or more cationic polymers selected from group consisting of one or more cationic guar polymers; and wherein an on-scalp deposition of the particulate scalp health agent deposition efficiency is increased by about 50% compared to a control with no soluble scalp health agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brandon Scott Lane, Eric Scott Johnson, James Anthony Staudigel
  • Patent number: 10422334
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a pump system and to a pump system (34) having a pump unit (44) for dispensing multi-component material under pressure by means of a spray gun, the pump unit comprising a pump device (12), a mixer (13) and a spray gun (14), the pump device having at least two pumps (16, 17) for pumping component material and associated liquid tanks (18, 19) for storing component material, the pump device having an operating means (23) by means of which the pump device is controlled, wherein the pump unit comprises at least one other pump device (35), the pump system having a control device (24), the control device and the operating means (23, 40) together forming a control unit (41), the pump unit being controlled by means of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WIWA WILHELM WAGNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Peter Turczak
  • Patent number: 10073430
    Abstract: A scent delivery system includes first and second scent delivery units and a central controller. The central controller is configured to generate command data capable of affecting operation of at least the first and second units based on one or more scenting schedules. The central controller is also configured to determine a relatedness and an order of priority between the units, and determine whether a desired activation time for the first unit overlaps at least partially with a desired activation time for the second unit. Based upon a determination that the first unit is related to the second unit and that a desired activation time for the first unit overlaps at least partially with a desired activation time for the second unit, the central controller is further configured to coordinate activity level of each of the first and second delivery units during the overlapping activation time according to the order of priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Scentair Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Thurston CHandler, Chad Alan Morton
  • Patent number: 9211555
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator tip for spraying and/or mixing at least two fluids that react together, the tip comprising: at least two fluid conduits for carrying the at least two fluids, each conduit having at least one outlet opening, the openings are positioned substantially on a same plane; at least two gas conduits for carrying a gas volume, each gas conduit comprises a proximal gas tube and a distal gas tube, each distal gas tube is bent as compared to the position of the proximal gas tube, and each distal gas tube has one gas opening positioned distal from the plane of the outlet openings; and a housing for accommodating the at least two fluid conduits and the at least two gas conduits. The device allows efficient spraying in close proximity to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignees: Ethicon, Inc., Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Moti Meron, Roee Atlas, Assaf Gershonovitch, Amatzia Gantz, John Goodman
  • Patent number: 9016600
    Abstract: A pepper spray gun assembly having a trigger valve for dispensing a non-lethal spray, such as a pepper spray. The assembly includes a storage cylinder for receiving a non-lethal spray charge and a smaller pre-charged charging cylinder for engaging the storage cylinder. The charging cylinder is fluidly coupled to the storage cylinder so as to provide a regulated gas in the head space of the storage cylinder. When the trigger of the trigger valve is operated, the regulated gas will force the charge to be expelled through the nozzle of the trigger valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Henry Pearson, Glen Arnott
  • Patent number: 8998110
    Abstract: Safe handling spraying device, which comprises a reservoir where is assembled an actuating lever or, manually or automatically actuating air pumps, that perform the internal reservoir pressurization. Inside of it, there is a pressure chamber where is stored water and the Chemical Concentrated product that is inside a pliable tightly closed bag. The reservoir (10) is designed for supplying water (Ag), the chemical concentrated product (CCP) is stored separately in a pliable container (12). The pliable container (12) is disposed inside of a pressure chamber or water reservoir (10), so that the same pressure defined inside the reservoir (10) is applied to the pliable container (12) simultaneously. The output end of the pliable container (12) is connected to the inlet of a mixing device (20) which doses the CCP continuously. After the CCP had been mixed with water, it communicates with a hose provided with an actuating trigger (30) and spraying nozzle (27) at the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8991731
    Abstract: A swivel fitting used to connect to various components in a fluid handling system is provided. The swivel fitting incorporates an annular chamfer surface to reduce the affect that the fitting has on the flow properties of the fluid when the fluid is caused to flow through the fitting. The use of the swivel fitting in a paint supply line is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hosco Fittings, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Pitzer, Bill Bertakis, Jerry Verhoven, Randall Sandifur
  • Patent number: 8925642
    Abstract: A scalable cargo-fire-suppression agent distribution system and method is disclosed. A supply source unit subset of a set of fire-suppression agent supply source units is selected based on an operation condition to provide a selected supply source unit subset, and a fire-suppression agent from the selected supply source unit subset is distributed during the operation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Oliver C. Meier, Daniel F. Lewinski, Bruce R. Miller
  • Patent number: 8876021
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with at least a first and second source of component, the manifold including at least a first and second component channel therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including at least a first and second component lumen extending the length thereof, the at least first and second component channels in fluid communication with the at least first and second component channels, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Art Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8807460
    Abstract: Embodiments of a spray gun incorporating a needle for applying multiple component materials are provided. In accordance with certain embodiments, the spray gun includes a fluid delivery tip assembly comprising an inner passage, a hollow needle disposed within the inner passage of the fluid delivery tip assembly, wherein the hollow needle comprises at least two indentions along an outer circumferential surface of the hollow needle near an end of the hollow needle, a first passage configured to deliver a first spray fluid to a fluid tip exit of the fluid delivery tip assembly, wherein the first passage is defined by a volume between the fluid delivery tip assembly and the hollow needle, and a second passage through the hollow needle, wherein the second passage is configured to deliver a second spray fluid to the fluid tip exit of the fluid delivery tip assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Charpie, Marvin D. Burns
  • Patent number: 8777037
    Abstract: A device 10 for selectively dispensing ones of multiple fluids, preferably cleaning agents, is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir 50 that holds a diluent “D” therein and a housing 20 that includes a main body segment 22 and a head segment 26. A container assembly 100 may be held between the main body and head segments 22, 26. The container assembly may include at least one container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116. Each container body 105, 110, 112, 114, 116 houses a concentrate “C,” for example, a concentrated form of a cleaning or other agent therein. The diluent “D” and concentrates “C” are kept separate from each other, whereby no end use product is stored in the device 10. Instead, end use product is mixed on demand during dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Publication number: 20140158794
    Abstract: The invention provides for a mobile vehicle washing unit. The mobile vehicle washing unit includes a portable dispensing unit having at least one reservoir for storing a liquid detergent under pressure and a spray applicator for applying the pressurised detergent to a vehicle. The reservoir includes a rubber bladder housed therein under pressure, the bladder being fillable with the liquid detergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Henry Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8732978
    Abstract: Apparatus to dry milled silicon particles has solvent spray nozzles, solvent drainage, gas inlet, and gas exhaust. This drying can occur, for example, following an acid etch and a deionized water rinse. The drying apparatus is an enclosed system with a lid that contains a solvent feeding tube and exhaust ventilation. This enclosed system design creates an effective low temperature drying system in an inert atmosphere. The apparatus can handle a variety of different particle sizes, inhibits the growth of surface oxides on the particles by using lower temperatures, and allows reuse of solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yuji Richard Kuan
  • Patent number: 8662409
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a container having a wall that defines an opening into an interior, a first layer of carrier disposed in the interior distal from the opening, and a second layer of carrier disposed between the first layer and the opening, wherein the first layer of carrier isolates the second layer of carrier from the opening. The first layer of carrier has a first characteristic of an active ingredient, and the second layer of carrier has a second characteristic of active ingredient, wherein the first characteristic is different from the second characteristic. A barrier is disposed between the first layer and the second layer to retard or prevent diffusion of the active ingredient of the second layer into the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Maciej K. Tasz, Amelia H. Majerowski, Christopher S. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 8662192
    Abstract: A fire and explosion suppression system comprises a source (5) of high pressure water which is fed to a misting nozzle (13) at one input of a mixing unit (6), and a source (14) of high pressure inert gas, such as nitrogen, which is fed along a pipe (20) to another input of the mixing unit (6). Inside the mixing unit (6), water mist, in the form of an atomized mist of very small droplet size is mixed with the pressurized gas and exits the mixing unit (6) at high pressure and high velocity along a pipe (22) and is thence discharged through spreaders (26, 28). The source (5) of the water is pressurized by a feed (30) from the source of pressurized inert gas. The mass flow rate of the water will therefore reduce as the pressure of the gas decays. This tends to maintain the ratio of the mass flow rate of the water to the mass flow rate of the gas constant. This is found to produce and maintain an advantageous distribution of droplet size in the discharged unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kidde IP Holding Limited
    Inventors: Robert George Dunster, Simon James Davies, Robert James Lade
  • Patent number: 8656845
    Abstract: A multi-component dye unit for use in a system to protect valuables. The unit comprises at least two reservoirs arranged in an external container or housing. The reservoirs are filled with different agents A and B, and connected to a spraying device capable of staining the contents of a secured container. The reservoirs are preferably made of flexible material and the contents thereof may be expelled by gas pressure in said external container. Advantageously, the external container may be made of two parts clippable together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3SI Security Systems N.V.
    Inventor: Sonny Van Dessel
  • Patent number: 8636029
    Abstract: A color changer has a valve block for connecting a plurality of coating material lines to an application device. The valve block has a parallelepiped housing. The housing has a central color channel with an axial direction and contains valve bores for receiving valves and a length of a central color channel is as short as possible with a simultaneous supply of many paint feed lines. A first number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at first openings, a second number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at second openings on the opposite side of the color channel and offset in the axial direction with respect to the first number of valve bores. A third number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at third openings and a fourth number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at fourth openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lactec GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Ott, Joachim Kunkel, Burkhard Bilz, Udo Klein
  • Patent number: 8628028
    Abstract: A method and system of providing a mist in a grocery display that injects biocidal solution into a misting line of water during a phase of the misting cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: PuriCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald N. DiBello, Noel J. Pixley, Roger D. Hall, Geoffrey Richard Koontz
  • Patent number: 8622144
    Abstract: This invention comprises a method of dispensing water-based decontaminants from a dispenser, comprising the steps of: (a) filling one or more tanks each with respective solutions of chemicals and water; (b) pumping the solutions from the tanks in respective hoses, each of the tanks being evacuated under the urging of a respective pump; (c) mixing the solutions at a static mixer after evacuation of the solutions from the tanks to form a mixture; (d) adding water to the mixture at the static mixer; and (e) dispensing the water-added mixture onto an incident site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Allen-Vanguard Corporation
    Inventors: John Davis, Dragan Sorak
  • Publication number: 20140001286
    Abstract: A fragrance dispensing device includes a housing, a fragrance assembly, a cover panel, a fan, and a drive assembly. The housing includes a first portion and a second portion, which moves relative to the first portion. The housing includes an intake opening and an exhaust opening. The fragrance assembly rotates within the housing's interior cavity and defines a plurality of receptacles for receiving fragrance inserts. The cover panel substantially seals one or more receptacles and defines an opening. The fan is coupled to the housing's second portion. The drive assembly rotates the fragrance assembly such that at least a portion of a user-selected fragrance insert is aligned with the cover panel's opening. The fan moves air from the housing's intake opening, across the cover panel's opening, and out the housing's exhaust opening, thereby releasing a fragrance into an environment. The drive assembly may include a shaft with helical threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Innovaci Inc.
    Inventors: J. Henry SCOTT, Michael GORDON
  • Publication number: 20130334337
    Abstract: A scent producing apparatus, the apparatus constituted of: a single atomizer; a control circuitry; and a plurality of scent reservoirs each with a respective controllable release mechanism arranged to release a controlled quantity of the contents of the scent reservoir to the atomizer responsive to the control circuitry. Optionally, at least one solvent reservoir with a respective controllable release mechanism is further provided and arranged to release a controlled quantity of the contents of the at least one solvent reservoir to the single atomizer responsive to the control circuitry. Optionally, a neutralizing agent is provided thus enabling scent production with a pre-determined persistence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SCENTCOM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Haran, Tsafrir Sasson, Joseph Slupsky
  • Patent number: 8550382
    Abstract: A device for modifying the spray pattern of an inverted spray nozzle to allow a user to mark an object with precise and clear writing of letters or symbols. The device is an insert that removably fits into or over an existing invert spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seymour of Sycamore Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Heatley, William G. Zanellato, Jon Larson
  • Patent number: 8387899
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with at least a first and second source of component, the manifold including at least a first and second component channel therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including at least a first and second component lumen extending the length thereof, the at least first and second component channels in fluid communication with the at least first and second component channels, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Arthur Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8371479
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an integrated spray and wipe system and a method of using such a system. In one embodiment the system includes a fluid reservoir that extends through the center of a roll of cleaning material (e.g., paper towel roll). The tool houses cleaning fluid and cleaning wipes and, therefore, can be used to dispense liquid or cleaning wipes as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Green Bay Converting, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Thomas Luft
  • Patent number: 8342428
    Abstract: A refillable sprayer has a can, a spray nozzle, a gas filling valve and a release valve. The can is hollow and has a top casing and a bottom casing. The bottom casing is combined detachably with the top casing. The spray nozzle is mounted through the can. The gas filling valve is mounted on the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Bo-Lang Chu
  • Publication number: 20120261491
    Abstract: A residential de-icing apparatus, system and method. The apparatus, system and method include a first saline solution having a salinity in a range of 150-360 ppt, a residential container having a volume in a range of 2-5 gallons, a second saline solution resident in the residential container and having a salinity in a range of 30 ppt-250 ppt, wherein the second saline solution results from a mixing of the first saline solution with a volume of water, and a hand-held output nozzle physically associated with the residential container for dispersing the second saline solution at a rate in a range of 6-12 gallons per ¼ mile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas J. McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20120240829
    Abstract: A multi-component dye unit for use in a system to protect valuables. The unit comprises at least two reservoirs arranged in an external container or housing. The reservoirs are filled with different agents A and B, and connected to a spraying device capable of staining the contents of a secured container. The reservoirs are preferably made of flexible material and the contents thereof may be expelled by gas pressure in said external container. Advantageously, the external container may be made of two parts clippable together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: 3SI Security Systems N.V.
    Inventor: Sonny Van Dessel
  • Publication number: 20120236299
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the formation of droplets of a first fluid in a second fluid and the encapsulation of particles or cells within such droplets are disclosed. Impetus for droplet formation is provided by the creation of a transient bubble, which may be induced using a pulsed laser. Droplet volume and the frequency at which droplets are formed can be controlled by modulation of the pulsed laser. The disclosed methods and devices are particularly suitable for use in microfluidic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: PEI-YU CHIOU, TING-HSIANG S. WU, SUNG-YONG PARK, MICHAEL A. TEITELL
  • Patent number: 8256694
    Abstract: A spray-gun line-connecting device is provided for the connection of a plurality of lines between a robotic arm and a spray device. The spray-gun line-connecting device may provide a plurality of cylindrical connection joints at an interface between mating surfaces. For example, the lines may include enlarged cylindrical heads, which fit within cylindrical receptacles in a first mating surface. A second mating surface may extend over the first mating surface, and include passages aligned with the lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Ulrich Griesenbruch
  • Publication number: 20120168527
    Abstract: A slurry distributor for use in a continuous manufacturing process includes an inlet opening and a shaped duct adapted to receive a flow of slurry provided at the inlet opening. The shaped duct has a parabolic guide surface adapted to redirect the flow of slurry. An outlet opening in fluid communication with the shaped duct is adapted to discharge the flow of slurry from the slurry distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred LI, Chris C. LEE, Chris NELSON, Cesar CHAN, James WITTBOLD, Weixin David SONG
  • Patent number: 8191796
    Abstract: The invention proposes a fragrance dispenser, comprising a first and a second carrier, each carrier comprising one or more fragrance substances, wherein the fragrance substances comprise one or more fragrance substances a) with a vapor pressure of at least 0.1 mmHg at 25° C. (“HVA”) and one or more fragrance substances b) with a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mmHg at 25° C. (“LVA”), and wherein the fragrance substances are distributed to the first and second carrier such that at least 80 wt.-% of all HVA fragrance substances are carried by the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Matthias Lammert, Alma Ortiz Vela, Angelica Leal Mendieta, Maria De la Luz Hernandez Sanchez, Ruben Israel Chavez Rico, Carlos Eloy Embarcadero Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20120111974
    Abstract: A hair cosmetic product having a two agent hair cosmetic which contains a first agent containing an alkali agent and a second agent containing hydrogen peroxide, wherein at least one of the first and second agents contains a surfactant; and a foamer vessel which discharges a mixed liquid comprising the first and second agents in the form of foam. Another hair cosmetic product having a two agent type hair cosmetic which contains a first agent that includes an alkali agent and a second agent that includes hydrogen peroxide, and which is used after mixing the first and second agents immediately prior to use, and a foamer vessel from which a mixed liquid of the first and second agents is discharged in the form of foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJINUMA, Takashi Matsuo, Masahiko Ogawa, Tomohito Koshika, Kazuhiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20120097763
    Abstract: A chemical dispensing apparatus to deliver a treatment solution includes a housing configured to be mounted to a wall surface and main fluid passage fitted with an inlet hose coupling at one end and an outlet hose coupling at an opposite end. A control valve is disposed across the main fluid passage at an upstream location and a flap valve is disposed across the main fluid passage at a downstream location of the control valve. A chemical mixing fluid passage is connected at one end to the first control valve and connected at an opposite end to the flap valve. A siphon tube connects a fluid accumulator and the chemical mixing fluid passage such that a flow of fluid through the chemical mixing passage results in liquid chemical contained in the fluid accumulator being drawn through the siphon tube into the flow of fluid through chemical mixing fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence Orubor
  • Publication number: 20120097764
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition comprising two or more components. The two or more components are mixed post atomization. This invention is also directed to a spray gun having a spray needle comprising two or more spray channels for producing such coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: John Charles Larson
  • Patent number: 8137630
    Abstract: A light-emitting smell-altering aroma dispenser includes a casing having a bottom opening blocked by a base member, heater members supported on trays above a control circuit board in the casing, tubular aroma containers inserted through the top wall of the casing into the heater members at the trays and holding a respective aromatic substance for heating by the heater members to release a pleasant smell subject to the control of the control circuit board, and light emitting devices controlled by the control circuit board to emit light toward the aroma containers when the aroma substance in the aroma containers is being heated to release a pleasant smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Carsten Jörgensen
  • Patent number: 8132743
    Abstract: A color changer has a common feed passage that is connected to two or more inlet passages. The common feed passage can be reverse purged in a direction that is opposite a direction of powder flow through the common feed passage. A valve element seals a supply port that connects the inlet passage to the common feed passage to eliminate dead space and form a near bore line seal. The valve element is an elastic material that expands in response to applied compressed air inside the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence M. Fulkerson, Terry John Thompson, Jeffery Edward Dailidas, Kenneth A. Kreeger, Joseph G. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8119409
    Abstract: A mercury ionic gas standard generator for use in the continuous emissions monitoring of exhaust flue gas streams is disclosed. More specifically, the mercury ionic gas standard generator uses a reservoir being coated with an inert silicon-based coating for transporting a volume of an aqueous ionic mercury solution to a liquid mass flow controller and vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Holt, William Howard Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8033483
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and a second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with first and second source of component, the manifold including first and second component channels therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including first and second component lumens extending the length thereof, the first and second component channels in fluid communication with the first and second component lumens, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber, wherein the first chamber is configured to receive a distal end of the elongated shaft, the second chamber is configured to receive an insert, and the final chamber is configured to receive the first and second components prior to the mixture being ejected from an outlet defined in the distal end of the tip assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Arthur Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20110174900
    Abstract: A sprayer generally includes a tool housing have a wet housing portion that disconnects from a dry housing portion. A solenoid motor is contained in the dry housing portion. An arm member is connected to the dry housing portion. The solenoid motor is operable to move the arm member relative to the dry housing portion. A spray nozzle is connected to a chamber member in the wet housing portion. A piston member extends from the wet housing portion and terminates with a tip portion operable to engage the arm member. A catch member is movably connected to the dry housing portion having an extended condition and a retracted condition. The catch member in the retracted condition is operable to release the wet housing portion from the dry housing portion and disconnect the piston member from the solenoid motor. The catch member in the extended condition is operable to lock the wet housing portion to the dry housing portion and keep the piston member engaged with the arm member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Jamie S. Munn, Graeme Crawley, Suhu Zhou, GenZhang Ye
  • Publication number: 20110089260
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing aerosols includes a plurality of aerosol dispensers with each aerosol dispenser associated with a reservoir of liquid for dispersion and being actuated and controlled by a single control unit. Preferably, scented oils are dispersed by the apparatus and, while a wide variety of dispersion devices may be used, a piezo-electrically activated dispersion is preferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: John Van Roemburg
  • Patent number: 7926682
    Abstract: Combined applicator container and concentrate cartridge with the container including a holder for releasably holding the cartridge thereon and a transfer device interposed between the container and cartridge for transferring selected quantities of concentrate from the cartridge to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Leona I. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7905428
    Abstract: A sprayer has a sprayer outlet and a pressurizable reservoir adapted to contain a fluid. The reservoir has an air-pressure outlet and a reservoir outlet, the reservoir outlet being in fluid connection with the sprayer outlet. Detachable, pressurizable tanks are adapted to contain a chemical, each tank having a chemical outlet and an air-pressure inlet. Each air-pressure inlet is in fluid connection with the air-pressure outlet of the reservoir for equalizing air pressure between the reservoir and each tank. A switch is adjustable between a plurality of settings for causing at least one of the chemical outlets to be in fluid connection with the sprayer outlet. A ratio valve is provided for selecting a fluid flow rate out of the selected outlet. Fluids flowing into the sprayer outlet from the outlets are mixed together prior to discharge from the sprayer outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Max A. Probasco
  • Publication number: 20110042486
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an integrated spray and wipe system and a method of using such a system. In one embodiment the system includes a fluid reservoir that extends through the center of a roll of cleaning material (e.g., paper towel roll). The tool houses cleaning fluid and cleaning wipes and, therefore, can be used to dispense liquid or cleaning wipes as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Lee Luft
  • Publication number: 20100230511
    Abstract: A common body (15) of a coater unit (14) is mounted on a robot device (13). A common body gripper (33) is fixedly mounted on a fixed plate (32) of an atomizing head changing and washing device (31). At the time of replacing a used atomizing head (19?) and a used paint cartridge (24?) by a washed atomizing head (19) and a replenished paint cartridge (24), respectively, the common body (15) is gripped and located in a predetermined position by the common body gripper (33). When the common body (15) is gripped by the common body gripper (33), the robot device (13) is put in a reduced power mode attenuating driving forces to leave said common body (15) in a freely movable state by application of an external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: ABB K.K.
    Inventors: Tokuo Umezawa, Hidetsugu Matsuda, Masaharu Kuromoto, Yutaka Sakata
  • Patent number: 7793858
    Abstract: A paint delivery and application apparatus, wherein the apparatus includes a source of paint, a paint applicator, a supply line interconnecting the source of paint and the applicator and at least one pig in the supply line, wherein the paint pushes the pig from adjacent the source of paint to the paint applicator and a source of purging solvent delivering a small volume of purging solvent to the supply line when the pig is adjacent the source of paint adjacent to and upstream of the pig acting as a lubricant, reducing chattering and skipping of the pig and extending the life of the pig. Where the apparatus includes two pigs, purging solvent is delivered between the pigs adjacent the applicator, the pigs are delivered to adjacent the source of paint and a small volume of solvent is then delivered from between the pigs upstream of the pigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Heldt, Rainer Melcher, Manfred Michelfelder, Robert E. Brady
  • Patent number: 7789278
    Abstract: An aerosol spray dispenser is disclosed that includes an outer housing that is circular, oval, or non-oval and in which an active composition to be dispensed is provided and a closure sleeve housing within the outer housing. An inner receptacle is provided within the closure sleeve housing and within the volume of the outer housing and contains a propellant to be dispensed. The inner housing may be concentrically located within the outer housing. An actuator assembly houses a nozzle that has a venturi constriction. A tube extends within the outer housing to provide the passage of active composition from within the outer housing by the venturi effect. A conduit for the passage of a propellant from the inner receptacle to the nozzle is provided. The propellant and the active composition are mixed and dispensed as a spray at a nozzle by action of the venturi effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui, Marcus Wang
  • Patent number: 7780096
    Abstract: An agricultural machine includes a dispensing system configured to dispense an agricultural fluid; a pump fluidly coupled to the dispensing system; and an arrangement configured to provide the agricultural fluid to the dispensing system. The arrangement includes at least one first reservoir configured to store the agricultural fluid, the at least one first reservoir being fluidly coupled to the pump; a second reservoir configured to store the agricultural fluid, the second reservoir being fluidly coupled to the pump; and a throttling device in fluid communication with the second reservoir and the pump. The throttling device is configured to throttle a flow of the agricultural fluid from the second reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Caruso
  • Publication number: 20100170964
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a housing that has a spraying unit and a trigger assembly. The spraying unit is a removable insert within the housing. The spraying unit includes an air chamber that is coupled to a liquid tank. A front end portion of the air chamber has a nozzle. The air chamber receives a liquid tube that opens in the nozzle. The liquid tube receives a needle and the needle and the liquid tube are coaxial with each other. The trigger assembly controls the flow of liquid through the liquid tube by positioning a tapered front end of the needle. The trigger assembly includes a trigger that has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the opening of the liquid tube is closed by the needle. In a second position, the liquid tube is opened to discharge a liquid from an opening of the liquid tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Gennadi Fedorov
  • Patent number: 7732019
    Abstract: A solution spray apparatus includes a nozzle which sprays a droplet of a solution such as EL solution, a heater is provided on the nozzle to heat the solution in the nozzle to a temperature lower than a boiling point of the solution in the nozzle, so that the droplet of the heated solution is ejected from the spray to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Shimoda, Tomoyuki Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 7721812
    Abstract: A fire suppression system adapted for use in a lavatory of an aircraft. The system includes a supply coupled to one or more fluid discharge nozzles via one or more fluid flow lines. A pressure source in communication with the fluid flow lines provides pressure to assist in supplying a pressurized flow of fluid through the flow line(s) to the nozzles(s). Furthermore, the system is capable of using the potable water supply of the aircraft or it can be self-contained with its own water supply reservoir. If self-contained, the system includes a pressurized fluid source to assist in supplying water to the discharge nozzle(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas L Reynolds