Resilient Holder Wall Patents (Class 239/327)
  • Patent number: 10532862
    Abstract: Closure assemblies with distinct dispensing modes and drink containers including the same. A closure assembly includes a closure base and a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes at least one drink outlet, at least one shower outlet, and a barrel valve. The valve assembly is configured to be selectively transitioned between a closed configuration, a drink configuration, and a shower configuration. The barrel valve is configured to be selectively rotated relative to the closure base about a rotational axis of the closure assembly to transition the valve assembly between the closed configuration, the drink configuration, and the shower configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CAMELBAK PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Backs, Kaydee Boone, Jeff Davies
  • Patent number: 10486892
    Abstract: A package and an array of packages for aerosol dispensers is provided. The package includes a polymeric outer container, the polymeric outer container having a closed bottom, a sidewall, a neck opposite the closed bottom and defining an opening for receiving product. The polymeric outer container has a longitudinal axis. The package has an attachment ring disposed adjacent to the neck of the outer container. The attachment ring has a radially outermost edge from the longitudinal axis that defines an outer diameter of the attachment ring. The outer diameter is 32.20 mm to 32.80 mm, and wherein the attachment ring is directly connectable with an actuator of an aerosol dispenser. The outer diameter of the attachment ring in the array of packages is 32.50 mm with a standard deviation of +/?0.30 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Cassoni, David Andrew Dalton, Philip Andrew Sawin, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Douglas Bruce Zeik
  • Patent number: 10046357
    Abstract: A method of texturing a wall or ceiling with non-acoustical joint compound by providing a collapsible bag having an opening at its top and is adapted to contain non-acoustical joint compound for forming a textured coating on the wall or ceiling and providing a spray nozzle having a low pressure input port, a joint compound suction port attached to the opening at the top of the collapsible bag, and an output port for spraying the non-acoustical joint compound. A low pressure stream of air from an air gun attached to the low pressure input port urges a small quantity of the non-acoustical joint compound to be sprayed out of the spray nozzle when the bottom of the collapsible disposable bag is raised above its top to either allow or force the joint compound to flow into the suction port and into the interior of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EZ-PRO TEXTURE INC.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Patent number: 9776205
    Abstract: A method of texturing a wall or ceiling with non-acoustical joint compound by providing a collapsible bag having an opening at its top and is adapted to contain non-acoustical joint compound for forming a textured coating on the wall or ceiling and providing a spray nozzle having a low pressure input port, a joint compound suction port attached to the opening at the top of the collapsible bag, and an output port for spraying the non-acoustical joint compound. A low pressure stream of air from an air gun attached to the low pressure input port urges a small quantity of the non-acoustical joint compound to be sprayed out of the spray nozzle when the bottom of the collapsible disposable bag is raised above its top to either allow or force the joint compound to flow into the suction port and into the interior of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: EZ-PRO TEXTURE INC.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Patent number: 9562364
    Abstract: A method of texturing a wall or ceiling with non-acoustical joint compound by providing a collapsible bag having an opening at its top and is adapted to contain non-acoustical joint compound for forming a textured coating on the wall or ceiling and providing a spray nozzle having a low pressure input port, a joint compound suction port attached to the opening at the top of the collapsible bag, and an output port for spraying the non-acoustical joint compound. A low pressure stream of air from an air gun attached to the low pressure input port urges a small quantity of the non-acoustical joint compound to be sprayed out of the spray nozzle when the bottom of the collapsible disposable bag is raised above its top to either allow or force the joint compound to flow into the suction port and into the interior of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: EZ-PRO TEXTURE INC.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Patent number: 9527635
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pull/push type closure or cap assembly, which is compatible with a number of plastic bottles for providing two different types of fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: John Metz
  • Patent number: 9522405
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processes are disclosed for the manufacture, filling and dispensing of flowable contents. The dispenser system generally includes a dispenser bottle, a dispensing cap, a pre-filled container, and an optional inversion tube wherein the pre-filled container contains flowable contents therein for dispensing when a dispenser bottle is squeezed, pumped or sprayed. A user grasps the bottle, squeezes it to increase internal pressure, and forces out through the dispensing cap the flowable contents. Upon release, the system allows air to enter and replace the forced-out flowable contents and neutralize the pressure in the space between the container and the bottle. An inline process of manufacturing and filling the containers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Charles J. Stehli, Jr., Donald J. Pansier, Robert B. DeMatteis
  • Patent number: 9163416
    Abstract: A method of texturing a wall or ceiling with non-acoustical joint compound by providing a collapsible bag having an opening at its top and is adapted to contain non-acoustical joint compound for forming a textured coating on the wall or ceiling and providing a spray nozzle having a low pressure input port, a joint compound suction port attached to the opening at the top of the collapsible bag, and an output port for spraying the non-acoustical joint compound. A low pressure stream of air from an air gun attached to the low pressure input port urges a small quantity of the non-acoustical joint compound to be sprayed out of the spray nozzle when the bottom of the collapsible disposable bag is raised above its top to either allow or force the joint compound to flow into the suction port and into the interior of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Publication number: 20140374507
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sport-type multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means, drink means and water locking means. The invention 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: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Ho CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140353405
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sport-type multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means, drink means and water locking means. The invention 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: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Ho CHANG
  • Patent number: 8876020
    Abstract: A sprayable hydrogel wound dressing composed of an aqueous solution of neutralized Carbopol and silver hydrosol of silver nanoparticles electrolytically formed from silver metal without the use or inclusion of organic materials. The hydrogel is sprayed with a physical barrier sprayer system which separates the hydrogel from the propellant. The hydrogel is thixotropic/shear thinning so that the viscosity of the hydrogel is sufficient reduced in the sprayer to allow spray formation and regains sufficient viscosity to resist running when deposited on a vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: American Silver LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Holladay, Nathan R. Moeller, William D. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8833677
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sport-type multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means, drink means and water locking means. The invention 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: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Nozo Investment Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 8783521
    Abstract: A flexible and restorable container main body for housing a medicinal solution. A stopper member is fixed in an inside of a medicinal solution passage that communicates with the container main body for discharging the medicinal solution when the container main body is pressed and deformed. A pressure valve is arranged in the medicinal solution passage at a downstream side in the medicinal solution discharge direction further than the stopper member and is formed with an opening having a circular cross section which contacts a tip portion of the stopper member. A biasing member is provided at a downstream side for biasing the pressure valve in a direction opposite to the medicinal solution discharge direction by abutting against a peripheral portion of the opening of the pressure valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ishikawa, Yuji Sugahara, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Shintaro Adachi, Yusuke Ogawa, Kousuke Toujou, Yoshiteru Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8777127
    Abstract: A scent sampler and air freshener has a wafer of an absorbent resilient material infused with a liquid containing a scent. The wafer is encapsulated in a chamber formed between two panels of sheet material with edges sealed together to form an envelope. An opening in one of the panels enables scent from the liquid to be emitted to the ambient atmosphere. The rate of emission can be increased by squeezing the panels to compress the wafer. The interior surfaces of the panels can be coated with a barrier film to prevent leakage of the liquid from contaminating the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Scentisphere LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8739973
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to unitized packages for containing and dispensing a product material. In particular, the unitized packages comprise a printed base card and a fluid vessel permanently bonded to the printed base card. The fluid vessel comprises a first laminate barrier layer comprising at least one layer of a biaxially oriented thermoplastic polymer, a portion of which is formed into a modified dome shape, and a planar second laminate barrier layer. The first and second laminate barrier layers are sealed together to form a fluid-tight enclosure, wherein the product material substantially fills the enclosure and the modified dome shape is resiliently sustainable. A method of manufacturing the unitized packages as described above is also provided. In particular, the method includes forming a portion of the first laminate barrier layer comprising the biaxially oriented polymer into the modified dome shape using a force such as pressurized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AKI, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Greenland
  • Patent number: 8727244
    Abstract: A fluid container is disclosed for retaining and dispensing a fluid into the mouth of an individual. The fluid container comprises a deformable body and defining an exterior surface and an interior chamber. An output end has an output orifice for positioning the fluid exterior to the interior chamber. A valve engages the output orifice for controlling the fluid flowing through the output orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Relaj Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, David McDonald, Jonathan Marks, Jon Dixon
  • Publication number: 20140125738
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head and a recording device are disclosed. The liquid ejecting head includes a fluid channel member and compressing members. The fluid channel member is elongated in a first direction. The fluid channel member includes ejection holes, compression chambers and a manifold. The compressing members is bonded to the fluid channel member. The manifold includes: a length extending in the first direction; openings at the first and second end portions of the fluid channel member; and secondary manifolds divided by one or more partitions that are elongated in the first direction. The compression chambers connected to one of the secondary manifolds configure two compression chamber rows disposed along the secondary manifolds, and the compression chambers belonging to the two compression chamber rows do not overlap in the first direction with compression chambers belonging to compression chamber rows adjacent to the two compression chamber rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeuchi, Daisuke Hozumi
  • Patent number: 8695895
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a two-way nozzle cap (10) for a container, comprising of a cap body (11) and a dip tube (12), wherein the cap body (11) includes: an engagement portion (21) engaged with the opening of the container; a hollow orifice portion (22) provided in the top of the cap body (11), comprising an orifice formed on the upper part of the orifice portion, at least two protrusions (32) provided on the inner wall of the orifice portion to clamp the upper end of the dip tube, a mixing chamber (33) formed between the orifice and the top of the dip tube (12), and channels defined between the protrusions (32) and the dip tube (12), and fluid communicating the mixing chamber (33) to the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng Shi
  • Patent number: 8662419
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multifunctional spraying mineral water bottle, including: an elastic deformation bottle, wherein there is an opening in the bottle; a bottle top, wherein the bottle top has a liquid-tight manner connection with the opening of the bottle and there is an axial through-hole in the bottle top; a sprayer unit that includes corner joint, atomization spool valve and nozzle, wherein the corner joint is composed by an fixed standpipe and a hollow tube that has an included angle with the fixed standpipe, and the fixed standpipe has a liquid-tight manner and interference fit joint with the axial through-hole of the bottle top, and inside the hollow tube has a cylindrical cavity wherein the cylindrical cavity holds the atomization spool valve and coordinates with the nozzle; the outer wall of the atomization spool valve has at least two water guide tanks, and there is an atomized tank corresponding to the water guide tank which is in the end of atomization spool valve corresponding to the end of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 8662415
    Abstract: A pop up sprinkler having a membrane which has a neutral position mounted to a housing and a sprayer head which is able to expand or contract under water pressure which moves the sprinkler head up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Michael Andreas Vollrath, Jurgen Klaus Vollrath
  • Patent number: 8501282
    Abstract: A system for applying coatings and more specifically paint coatings is provided that combines fluid stored in separate reservoir containers prior to expelling the mixture for application. The reservoirs may be comprised of collapsible and disposable bags that eject its fluid upon activation of an actuator or expanding bladder. The fluid components are combined and blended together in a mixer that is positioned between the reservoirs and a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Staunton, Gregory A. Brainard, Michael J. Brainard
  • Patent number: 8469290
    Abstract: An integral miniaturized nebulizer for an elastically deformable bottle (1), provided with a rotatable closing cap (5), with discharge orifice, and with a suction tube (16) immersed in the liquid to be nebulized, includes a head (3) in a single piece with a body (4) connectable to an elastically deformable bottle (1). The head (3) internally has an elbow conduit (13) for the liquid to be sprayed, extending in a longitudinal segment (14) able to engage the suction tube (16), and in a transverse segment (15) able to end in the discharge orifice of the rotatable closing cap (5) when the cap (5) is in the nebulization position. The transverse segment (15) is coaxial inside a conduit (18) of the air inside the bottle (1) and in communication therewith via a plurality of radial channels (25) drilled in the terminal end of the same transverse segment (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Emsar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ciriani
  • Patent number: 8366023
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved handheld sprayer structure comprising an electric sprayer and a liquid container. The liquid container is filled with an appropriate amount of liquid, and this device is held by a hand, and a press button is pressed to trigger a start switch, such that a drive gear installed on a motor transmission shaft drives a plurality of wheels installed on a large gear to compress a hose to produce a suction, so as to suck the liquid in the liquid container upward, and spray the appropriate amount of liquid continuously and steadily from a spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ableman International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moses-B. Lin
  • Patent number: 8336790
    Abstract: A personal device for releasing the aroma of an essential oil includes an inner flexible container received within a rigid outer shell that is open on opposite sides to expose side portions of the inner flexible container. An interior chamber of the flexible container is partially filled with cotton or other fibrous material and a charge of an essential oil that saturates the cotton material. A cap fitted to an open top end of the flexible container includes a flip nozzle with a ball valve. The flip nozzle is operable between a lowered position to close the ball valve and seal the open top of the flexible container closed, and a raised straight up position to open the ball valve and permit release of beneficial aromas of the essential oil from an open end of the nozzle upon squeezing the exposed sides of the flexible container while holding the nozzle below the user's nostrils so that the aromas are released for direct inhalation through the user's nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Maria C. Kolins
  • Patent number: 8235310
    Abstract: A spraying device is provided that includes a cartridge containing a first fluid, the cartridge being removably connected to a sprayer body. The cartridge is oriented such that gravity exerts a downward force on the first fluid. The sprayer body includes a conduit for receiving a second fluid. A valve is coupled to the conduit. The valve allows the second fluid to flow through the valve, thus creating a Venturi vacuum that draws the first fluid out of the cartridge and into the valve to enable the first and second fluids to mix and form an outlet stream. An orifice meters a predetermined amount of the first fluid into the valve to achieve a predetermined ratio of the first fluid to the second fluid. The outlet stream is then dispensed from a spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Birrenkott, Paul Havlovitz, Steve Cichy, Michael Cavins, Jon Moyer
  • Patent number: 8201756
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device including a fluid reservoir, a pump in fluid communication with the reservoir, an electric motor, a bladder in fluid communication with the pump, the bladder including at least in part, an elastic portion, a nozzle valve in fluid communication with the bladder, the nozzle being adjustable from an open mode to a closed mode, and from a closed mode to an open mode, a pressure release valve in fluid communication with the bladder and the fluid reservoir; and an electronic control unit for controlling delivery of the fluid. The invention also encompasses a method of delivering a treating fluid in a fine mist, including powering-up a fluid delivery device, comparing a signal being received from an ambient light sensor to predetermined trigger values consistent with dusk and dawn ambient light conditions, and dispensing treating fluid for a selected duration period on the basis of the signal being received from the ambient light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James Russell Hornsby, Joseph Lee McGowan, Marcellus Rambo Benson, James Augustus Keefe, III
  • Patent number: 8162179
    Abstract: A package (11) has at least one bag (12, 13) and a head part (16) having a bottom part (17, 37) including a recess (19; 39), an outlet opening (20, 40) and an elevation (22, 42) which at least partially encloses a rim area of the recess (19; 39) and which projects over the bottom part (17, 37) axially toward the bag (12, 13), and a piercing device (21, 41) for the bag (12, 13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Willner, Herbert Ginter
  • Patent number: 8066202
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a fluid jetting apparatus. The fluid jetting apparatus includes: a nozzle having a jetting hole adapted to jet a fluid; a nozzle opening and closing part adapted to open and close the jetting hole; at least one elastic fluid-storing part adapted to store the fluid therein and connected with the nozzle at a portion thereof in such a way as to jet the fluid by its elasticity through the jetting hole, the elastic fluid-storing part increasing elasticity accumulated by receiving the external force; and a pressurizing part adapted to increase elasticity accumulated in the elastic fluid-storing part by applying the force to the elastic fluid-storing part. The fluid jetting apparatus is applied to various devices, such as a sprayer, an atomizer, an oral cleaner, and so on, for jetting materials of a liquid, gas or gel type to thereby jet the fluid with a strong jetting force in a convenient manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Heeyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8052071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid reservoir for a paint spray gun, comprising a cup-shaped receptacle (1), a lid (2) that can be placed thereon (1) and a connecting part (3) which can be formed on the receptacle (1) or on the cover (2) and which is used to secure the fluid reservoir to the paint spray gun. According to the invention, a transition area (12) between the connecting part (3) and the receptacle (1) or the cover is embodied in a flexible manner in order to adjust the inclination of the receptacle (1) or the cover (2) in relation to the central axis (14) of the connecting part (3) in order to improve material guiding, even when the paint spray gun is inclined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sata GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Albrecht Kruse
  • Patent number: 8006921
    Abstract: For providing a coating material cartridge capable of reliably discharging air and coating material stagnated in a hydraulic fluid chamber, a coating material cartridge has a cartridge main body, a partition body, a coating material transfer path and a plurality of hydraulic fluid transfer paths. The cartridge main body is detachably attached to a coating material filling device. The partition body partitions the inner region of the cartridge main body into a coating material chamber and a hydraulic fluid chamber. The coating material transfer path communicates the coating material chamber and the outer region of the cartridge main body, and each of the hydraulic fluid transfer paths communicates the hydraulic fluid chamber and a outer region of the cartridge main body. Each of the hydraulic fluid transfer paths has a plurality of openings that opens in the hydraulic fluid chamber and the distance for each of the openings from the connection end face is different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: Trinity Industrial Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isamu Yamasaki, Takanobu Mori, Noriyuki Achiwa
  • Publication number: 20110186651
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a fluid dispenser orifice (31); an air duct (32, 51, 52) for air under pressure, said air duct including an upstream end and a downstream end that opens out in the proximity of the orifice (31); an air expeller (4) that is suitable for being subjected to elastic squeezing and relaxation stages, the air expeller (4) being connected to the air duct (32, 51, 52) so that, during elastic squeezing stages, it delivers a flow of air through the air duct until it reaches the orifice (31); and a fluid channel (25, 33) that is connected to the air duct (32, 51, 52), the fluid in the channel (25, 33) being sucked up by the flow of air under pressure by the Venturi effect; the device being characterized in that the air expeller (4) has only a single opening (43) that is provided with a connection sleeve (5) that includes an incoming-air passage (53) that is provided with an air-inlet valve (56; 56b; 56c; 56d) that is suitable for allowing outside air to enter into the air expeller dur
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Alain Behar
  • Patent number: 7988073
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing jets of air laden with fragrance, the dispenser being characterized in that it includes a deformable flexible pouch of variable internal volume containing fragrance microcapsules, the pouch initially being substantially empty of air with the fragrance microcapsules intact, the fragrance microcapsules being broken the first time air enters into the pouch, in such a manner as to load the air in the pouch with fragrance, the pouch including an orifice through which the air penetrates into the pouch, and through which the fragrance-laden air leaves the pouch when the volume of the pouch is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Ligny, Herve Pennaneac'h
  • Publication number: 20110180625
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing cooling to a user comprises a bag, an input hose, an output hose, one or more discharge extensions, and a pump. The bag is operative to store a liquid. The one or more discharge extensions are in fluidic communication with the output hose, and each of the one or more discharge extensions terminates in a respective one of one or more nozzles. Lastly, the pump is operative to draw the liquid from the bag via the input hose and to expel the liquid into the output hose so as to cause the liquid to flow to the one or more discharge extensions and to be expelled through the one or more nozzles in the form of a water mist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas R. Rotondo, Christine M. Rotondo
  • Publication number: 20110180628
    Abstract: The invention discloses a portable air-conditioning unit, including an elastic deformation bottle and a spray cap, wherein the spray cap body includes a main cap body and an auxiliary cap body; the main cap body connects with the bottle, while the auxiliary cap body movably connects with the main cap body; the upper board surface of the main cap body has a convex, wherein inside the convex has a cavity that interconnected with the internal of the bottle, while in the convex has spray nozzle that forms an included angle with the bottle cap in axial direction and interconnected with the cavity; the auxiliary cap body corresponding to the place of spray nozzle has an insert block that is able to plug up the spray nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: CHANG HO CHANG
  • Publication number: 20110180629
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multifunctional spraying mineral water bottle, including: an elastic deformation bottle, wherein there is an opening in the bottle; a bottle top, wherein the bottle top has a liquid-tight manner connection with the opening of the bottle and there is an axial through-hole in the bottle top; a sprayer unit that includes corner joint, atomization spool valve and nozzle, wherein the corner joint is composed by an fixed standpipe and a hollow tube that has an included angle with the fixed standpipe, and the fixed standpipe has a liquid-tight manner and interference fit joint with the axial through-hole of the bottle top, and inside the hollow tube has a cylindrical cavity wherein the cylindrical cavity holds the atomization spool valve and coordinates with the nozzle; the outer wall of the atomization spool valve has at least two water guide tanks, and there is an atomized tank corresponding to the water guide tank which is in the end of atomization spool valve corresponding to the end of
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Publication number: 20110180630
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sport-type multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means, drink means and water locking means. The invention 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 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Sun Solutions LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Publication number: 20110068197
    Abstract: The present invention provides an air blower relating to a cleaning device. The air blower includes an elastic ball body provided with a nozzle hole and a check hole, a nozzle disposed in the nozzle hole, and a check valve disposed in the check hole. A check portion of the nozzle is disposed into the elastic ball body and is tightly connected with the edge of the nozzle hole. The check portion is provided therein with a stopping assembly for blocking or opening the nozzle hole. With the stopping assembly provided at the nozzle hole, the nozzle hole is opened when the airflow within the elastic ball body is ejected out and closed when the external air enters the elastic ball body. In this way, the external air can be prevented from entering the air blower through the nozzle efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Wei-Hong SHEN
  • Patent number: 7891583
    Abstract: A dome pump spray assembly employing a known structure of a liquid dome pump in association with a uniquely configured spray spout to achieve atomization of liquids such as soaps, sanitizers, disinfectants and the like. The spray spout includes a deflector which is in juxtaposition to a spout spray tip having angled partial depth passages therein that extend to a central tapered outlet orifice, the passages and orifices generating a vortex of cyclonic action that serves to achieve atomization of the liquid as it passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Sayers, Scott T. Proper
  • Publication number: 20100308133
    Abstract: A rinsing liquid supplying device includes a bottle for storing rinsing liquid, a liquid outlet unit, and a locking collar formed with a collar opening. The bottle includes a mouth section. The liquid outlet unit includes a hollow fixing section, a spraying section formed with a spray hole unit, and an intermediate duct section disposed between and in fluid communication with the fixing section and the spraying section. The fixing section has an annular lip disposed to abut against the mouth section of the bottle, and a liquid guide interconnecting the annular lip and the intermediate duct section. The locking collar is adapted for engaging the mouth section. The liquid guide extends through the locking collar, and the annular lip is clamped between the locking collar and the mouth section to retain the liquid outlet unit on the bottle when the locking collar engages the mouth section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Chun YEH
  • Patent number: 7845582
    Abstract: A spray gun reservoir has an oversize central opening 130 at one end allowing liquid to be added to the reservoir for fast filling with reduced risk of spillage. A cap member 132 is connectable to the reservoir and has a spout 115 providing a fluid outlet of reduced size relative to the opening 130 for connection to the spray gun. The reservoir can be disconnected from the cap member 132 when it is desired to add liquid to the reservoir. In this way, the reservoir can be re-filled in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Daniel E. Siltberg
  • Patent number: 7823808
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying device having a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed on a user's skin. The device includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid as well as an emitter electrode disposed adjacent to the nozzle for charging the liquid composition just being dispensed from the nozzle. A field electrode surrounds the reservoir in order to charge the liquid composition within the reservoir, thereby avoiding an occurrence of electric current which would otherwise flow in the liquid composition and would deteriorate the composition remaining in the reservoir. The reservoir is devoid of the field electrode, and therefor can be designed into a simple and compact structure without being restricted by the field electrode, assuring to have an enhanced liquid containing volume in relation to the bulk of the removable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Naoki Yamaguchi, Koji Asakawa, David Edward Wilson, Shunichi Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 7815878
    Abstract: An air freshener device includes an open-cell, polyurethane foam body having a scent material interspersed in the foam body that is capable of diffusing out of the foam, and a flexible cover surrounding and conforming to the foam body having at least one hole in the cover to facilitate the release of scent. The foam body can be flexible and compressible, and also resilient and returnable to its original configuration. The flexible cover can have a fabric shell that is soothing to the touch, and may also have a non-porous inner liner to contain the scent material and prevent it from migrating out of the foam body. In addition, the air freshener can have a freestanding, self-supported, three-dimensional shape, and can be fashioned into the shape of a common sports ball, such as a baseball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7798426
    Abstract: A spray gun (1) has a fluid reservoir (11) which contains a removable liner (13). The liner (13), which may be thermo/vacuum-formed from a plastic material, is a close fit within the interior of the reservoir and collapses as fluid is withdrawn from within the liner during operation of the gun. Preferably, the liner has a comparatively-rigid base and is capable of standing, unsupported, outside the reservoir. The side walls of the liner are preferably thin in comparison to the base and can be collapsed for disposal of the liner. The reservoir (11) has a removable lid (15) and is capable of standing, inverted, on its own so that it can be filled with fluid. The lid (15) also functions to secure the liner (13) in the reservoir and, at the end of a spraying operation, the lid (15) and the liner (13) are removed together from the reservoir (11) and discarded, thereby simplifying the cleaning of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Malcolm F. Douglas, Alan F. Butler
  • Patent number: 7798427
    Abstract: A spray gun (1) has a fluid reservoir (11) with a removable liner (13) received in a container (12) having a detachable lid (15). The liner (13), which may be thermo/vacuum-formed from a planar material, has a shape that corresponds to and is a close fit within the interior of the container (12) and collapses as fluid is withdrawn from within the liner (13) during operation of the spray gun (1). The lid (15) has an outlet (16) connected to an inlet on the spray gun (1) for transfer of liquid from the reservoir (11) to the spray gun (1) and the container (12) has a vent (12A) in the base end for admitting air between the container (12) and the liner (13) as liquid is withdrawn from within the liner (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Malcolm F. Douglas, Alan F. Butler
  • Patent number: 7798421
    Abstract: A spray gun (1) has a fluid reservoir (11) with a removable liner (13) received in a container (12) having a detachable lid (15). The liner (13), which may be thermo/vacuum-formed from a planar material, has a shape that corresponds to and is a close fit within the interior of the container (12) and collapses as fluid is withdrawn from within the liner (13) during operation of the spray gun (1). The lid (15) has an outlet (16) connected to an inlet on the spray gun (1) for transfer of liquid from the reservoir (11) to the spray gun (1) and the container (12) has a vent (12A) in the base end for admitting air between the container (12) and the liner (13) as liquid is withdrawn from within the liner (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Malcolm F. Douglas, Alan F. Butler, David R. Bastow, Jerry E. Salhus, Margaret A. Hartfel
  • Publication number: 20100090028
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a two-way nozzle cap (10) for a container, comprising of a cap body (11) and a dip tube (12), wherein the cap body (11) includes: an engagement portion (21) engaged with the opening of the container; a hollow orifice portion (22) provided in the top of the cap body (11), comprising an orifice formed on the upper part of the orifice portion, at least two protrusions (32) provided on the inner wall of the orifice portion to clamp the upper end of the dip tube, a mixing chamber (33) formed between the orifice and the top of the dip tube (12), and channels defined between the protrusions (32) and the dip tube (12), and fluid communicating the mixing chamber (33) to the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Feng Shi
  • Patent number: 7681809
    Abstract: A device for achieving a controlled low emanation rate of small volumes of liquid solutions, such as single or multi-component solutions, fragrances, or pheromones, for pest and insect management or fragrance enhancement. The device has a housing with an upper chamber to hold a bladder containing desired liquid solution to be released, a lower chamber containing an electro-chemical gas generator, a collector pad for receiving liquid solution from the bladder, and a cap which, when translated downward, activated the gas generator which fills the upper chamber with gas exerting pressure on the bladder which in turn forces the liquid solution from the bladder onto the pad for release to the environment. The gas generator is capable of releasing gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, or carbon dioxide at extremely small, pre-determined, and adjustable rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: M&R Consulting Services
    Inventors: Henri J. R. Maget, James Dikeman
  • Publication number: 20100006671
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a power sprayer that can be conveniently used by both professionals and amateurs. This power sprayer offers flexibility of movement because it can be battery operated. It also is designed to eliminate the need for cleaning its spray nozzle after being used. The media being sprayed can also be easily changed quickly. For instance, paint colors can be changed quickly and repeatedly by simply changing the media cartridges that are adapted for simple attachment to the sprayer. The media cartridges used in conjunction with the sprayers of this invention can also eliminate the inconvenience associated with refilling conventional power sprayers with a desired media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: AKRON DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Peter P. Seabase, Thomas K. Milo, Gordon R. Schorr
  • Patent number: 7614572
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying device has a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed. The reservoir is deformable according to inner pressure and configured to provide a removable cartridge. The device includes a dispensing unit for spraying the liquid composition. The dispensing unit includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid composition and an emitter electrode which charges the liquid composition for electrostatically spraying the liquid composition out through the nozzle. A suction pump is integrated into the dispensing unit in an immediately upstream relation with the reservoir for feeding the liquid composition from the reservoir to the nozzle. Thus, the suction pump can be concentrated together with the emitter electrode and the nozzle into the dispensing unit on one end of the reservoir, enabling to realize the cartridge of a compact design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignees: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Naoki Yamaguchi, Shunichi Nagasawa, David Edward Wilson, Masayuki Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20090272819
    Abstract: A liquid paint reservoir, which is adapted to be mounted atop a paint spray gun, has an adaptor or head portion sealingly mounted within an opening of the reservoir, and a substantially rigid support member extends internally within the liquid paint reservoir so as to effectively prevent the liquid paint reservoir from flopping or folding over upon itself during a paint spraying operation which could operatively interfere with the dispensing of the paint, or which could prevent the complete evacuation of the liquid paint from the liquid paint reservoir, or which could adversely alter the desired control of the paint spray gun by the operator personnel so as to, in turn, adversely affect the preciseness and finish appearance of the paint being sprayed onto a particular substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Mark E. Charpie, Michael Kosmyna, Thomas R. White