Collapsible Or Foldable Supply Holder Patents (Class 239/328)
  • Patent number: 10315787
    Abstract: A manual check valve for use when priming a fluid supply for a spray gun includes an orifice that opens from the fluid supply into a storage chamber, the storage chamber captures any fluid that is expelled from the fluid supply during priming, and the storage chamber is sealed with a closure. Sealing the storage chamber traps any expelled fluid in the storage chamber and prevents any of the expelled fluid from leaking onto another surface, which keeps the priming operation clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventor: Mariusz J. Luczak
  • 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: 8955770
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for spraying a liquid relating to a gravity-fed spray gun are disclosed. Disclosed gravity fed spray guns may comprise a body and an attachment point located at a top portion of the body; and a spray nozzle located at a front portion of the body. An apparatus may further comprise a fluid reservoir configured to contain a fluid to be sprayed through the spray nozzle, the fluid reservoir comprising a container comprising an open end; a lid for cooperative engagement with the open end of the container, the lid comprising a connector to couple the fluid reservoir to the attachment point of the spray gun and an aperture through which the fluid can flow from the fluid reservoir to the spray nozzle in use; and a filter positioned to filter the fluid before reaching the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Malcolm F. Douglas, Alan F. Butler, David R. Bastow, Jerome E. Salhus, Margaret A. Hartfel
  • Publication number: 20140356536
    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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • Publication number: 20140346252
    Abstract: A package for a liquid has a spray head with a manually operable pump and a tubular plastic neck connectable to the spray head. A liquid-holding bag made entirely of plastic film has two face panels with upper edges between which the plastic neck is sealingly fixed, a floor panel extending between lower edges of the face panels, and a pair of V-shaped side gussets between side edges of the face panels and each formed by a pair of subpanels meeting at a fold. Each gusset has at a lower end a gore forming a continuation of the respective fold and attached to the floor panel. The panels and gussets being connected together to form a closed interior that, when filled with liquid, expands the side gussets and orients the floor panel transverse to the face panels and gussets such that the bag can stand on the floor panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Chris DAVIS
  • 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: 8840038
    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: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140097266
    Abstract: Scent dispenser arrangement for dispersing fragrance into a HVAC system includes a flow sensor and a scent disperser assembly having a control module connected to the flow sensor and a canister for emitting a spray which is actuated by the control module. The flow sensor operates in response to air flow and creates an air flow dependent electrical signal transmitted to activate the control module of the spray disperser assembly. The scent disperser and flow sensor are arranged to allow the spray to be disbursed in selective locations in the HVAC system. An embodiment involves two scent disperser assemblies electrically connected in series which operate successively when the liquid in one disperser assembly is depleted or when one disperser assembly dispersers a predetermined number of sprays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Sam Habbel
  • Patent number: 8671977
    Abstract: A container assembly for windshield or headlight washing fluid in a vehicle. It includes in combination: an elongated hollow structure demarcated by a wall with a plurality of asymmetric accordion folds that can be arranged in a stable retracted position and in a flexible extended position, in which it is suitable for being installed in a useful space of an engine compartment in the vehicle, the hollow structure in the extended position containing an operational amount of windshield or headlight washing fluid; a filling opening located at an inlet end portion of the hollow structure; at least one pump associated to the hollow structure for transferring contained fluid to a service point; and a securing device for securing the inlet end portion and one or more sections of the hollow structure to the engine compartment in an installation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fico Transpar, S.A.
    Inventors: Mariano Gonzales Sanz, Miguel Mota Lopez
  • Patent number: 8628026
    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: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    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
  • Patent number: 8622324
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rapidly atomizing and dispensing electrostatically atomized insecticides and similar low electrical conductivity active materials without the use of VOCs. The active materials are dispensed via insertion of a disposable cartridge in a dispensing apparatus. The dispensing apparatus is hand actuated and the exhausted cartridge is minimized to the size of a wad of chewing gum and it is doubly sealed to prevent any residual active material from leaking into the environment. Spray flow and configuration may be user selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ZYW Corporation
    Inventor: Arnold James Kelly
  • Patent number: 8584971
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a power sprayer that offers flexibility of movement because it can be battery operated and is designed to eliminate the need for cleaning its spray nozzle after being used. Paint colors can be changed quickly 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. The present invention more specifically discloses a sprayer media cartridge system comprising: (a) a media container, (b) a self-cleaning nozzle, (c) a media shut-off means, (d) a primary media atomizing aperture in a configuration relative to the self-cleaning nozzle, (e) a movable media containment member within the media container, (f) a gas transfer interface, and (g) a power unit engagement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Akron Device Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter P. Seabase, Thomas K. Milo, Gordon R. Schorr
  • Publication number: 20130299607
    Abstract: An ejector device for ejecting droplets of fluid onto a surface includes an ejector mechanism attached to a fluid reservoir through a fluid loading plate that is configured to pierce the reservoir and channel the fluid to a rear surface of the ejector mechanism by capillary action. The ejector mechanism may have a centro-symmetric configuration with a lead free piezo actuator and may be covered by an auto-closing cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CORINTHIAM OPHTHALMIC, INC.
    Inventor: CORINTHIAN OPHTHALMIC, INC.
  • Patent number: 8490892
    Abstract: A liquid supply assembly is disclosed. The liquid supply assembly may be used in combination with a spraying device or spray gun to apply liquid to a substrate. The liquid supply assembly is particularly suitable for use in systems utilizing pressurized liquid containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John I. Escoto, Jr., Daniel E. Siltberg
  • Patent number: 8469286
    Abstract: A system and method of application and dispersion of mating disruption materials or other materials to control insect population. Disclosed is an apparatus designed to be carried by a ground vehicle, or aerial means, which implements a method of insect population control. The apparatus features one or more removable vacuum reservoirs that contain a mating disruption formulation in cylinders or bags. The vacuum bags or vacuum cylinders are seated upon one or more computer controlled peristaltic pump heads, housed in a insulated controlled environment box, that pump the material to one or more forming nozzles. Once formed the material drops into the wind stream of one or more tangential vortex type fans. Maintaining its size and shape, the mating disruption material will travel through the air field, and become attached in the trees where it will omit a flume of sex pheromones that disrupt the ability of the male insect in finding the female insect, breaking the mating cycle of the insect population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: International Flymasters, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard David Robinson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130105598
    Abstract: A fluid supply for a liquid sprayer includes a collapsible liner for holding the liquid; a cup for supporting the collapsible liner; a lid for connecting to the cup; and an air relief valve. The collapsible liner is secured relative to the lid and the cup. The lid includes an opening for connecting the lid to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventor: Graco Minnesota Inc.
  • Patent number: 8328115
    Abstract: This wicking apparatus includes a liquid reservoir, a wick holder, and a wick. The wick holder has a top part for fitting on the reservoir neck and a bottom part for insertion into the reservoir opening, the top part being plate-formed with a central opening, and with two peripheral projections that are spaced apart and that extend downward from the plate towards the reservoir body, projections for contacting inner and outer walls of the reservoir neck, and a second projection for contacting an outer wall of the reservoir neck, the bottom part having wick supporting arms that extend downwards and have flexible end portions projecting inwardly towards the center of the reservoir opening. The wick is step-shaped with a larger diameter part, and a smaller diameter part; the interface between them defines a shoulder which is supported and held in place by the flexible end portions of the supporting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EP Systems SA
    Inventors: Amir Feriani, Joseph Hess
  • Publication number: 20120298777
    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: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: American Silver, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Holladay, Nathan R. Moeller, William D. Moeller
  • 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: 8196770
    Abstract: A fluid supply assembly. The fluid supply assembly includes a disposable cup and lid, and a reusable cup holder and outer lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20110303765
    Abstract: A high volume low pressure paint sprayer comprising a paint spray gun and a releasable paint canister, in which the paint canister has an integrated paint spray nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110259970
    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: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Robert Lehr
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8002200
    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 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    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
  • Patent number: 7950595
    Abstract: This wicking apparatus includes a liquid reservoir, a wick holder, and a wick. The wick holder has a top part for fitting on the reservoir neck and a bottom part for insertion into the reservoir opening, the top part being plate-formed with a central opening, and with two peripheral projections that are spaced apart and that extend downward from the plate towards the reservoir body, projections for contacting inner and outer walls of the reservoir neck, and a second projection for contacting an outer wall of the reservoir neck, the bottom part having wick supporting arms that extend downwards and have flexible end portions projecting inwardly towards the centre of the reservoir opening. The wick is step-shaped with a larger diameter part, and a smaller diameter part: the interface between them defines a shoulder which is supported and held in place by the flexible end portions of the supporting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: EP Systems SA
    Inventors: Amir Feriani, Joseph Hess
  • Patent number: 7905429
    Abstract: Dispensing systems for dispensing one or more materials into a fluid flow conduit, during the conveyance of fluid through the conduit are configured to connect to a fluid conduit, such as a standard pipe of a shower arm and dispense a material into the water flow in the shower arm. The system includes a first tube member having a restrictor flow passage to provide a pressure differential, as fluid flows through the tube member. The pressure differential created within the restrictor passage by the fluid flow is communicated to a flask, to provide a pressure differential between the interior and the exterior of a flexible container within the flask. The pressure differential causes material within the flexible container to be drawn out and conveyed to the fluid flowing through the tube member. The flask may be connected to the first tube member, through an extension portion that is rotatable around the first tube member for convenient positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan David Somerfield, Thomas Jay Sandusky
  • Patent number: 7874323
    Abstract: A fluid supply assembly. The fluid supply assembly includes a disposable cup and lid, and a reusable cup holder and outer lid. A method of preparing a fluid supply assembly for use with a fluid supply applicator is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Kosmyna
  • 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: 7841549
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying device has a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed. The device includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid and 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 deteriorate the composition remaining in the reservoir. The reservoir is at least partially made of deformable material such that the reservoir is capable of receiving pressure to deform and thus supply the liquid composition out of the reservoir. Thus, the reservoir can be designed into a simple and compact structure, thereby providing an increased liquid containing volume in relation to the bulk of the removable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Naoki Yamaguchi, Shunichi Nagasawa, David Edward Wilson
  • 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: 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: 7798425
    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, 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
  • Patent number: 7793735
    Abstract: A combination of a liquid fire extinguishing composition including potassium salts or aluminum salts of an organic acid, resulting in a viscous liquid, is finely divided by a nozzle into droplets which may be applied to a fire or fuel therefor or form a cloud of droplets which settle onto such fire and/or fuel which is particularly effective for fighting fires where fuel is at least initially contained such as oil and grease fires in cooling utensils being heated on stoves. Propellant is contained and not entrained in the dispensed fire fighting composition to avoid at least spreading of the fuel beyond the containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: W. Michael Hagar
  • Patent number: 7789324
    Abstract: A connector system for releasably securing a reservoir to a spray gun includes hook members on a lid of the reservoir that engage a flange of an inlet adaptor on the spray gun with a push/twist action to secure the reservoir to the spray gun. A retainer clip mounted on the inlet adaptor is movable between an inoperative position to allow the reservoir to be connected to and disconnected from the spray gun, and an operative position in which the clip blocks release of the reservoir. The clip provides security against accidental release of the reservoir in use of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Phillip J. Bouic, Neil Delbridge
  • Patent number: 7766250
    Abstract: An antistatic reusable cup holder and fluid supply assembly. One or more of the reusable cup holder, disposable cup, disposable lid, or reusable outer lid is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7753289
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7744011
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7665672
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable liner for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable liner is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable liner so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7650830
    Abstract: A system and method for the enhancement or fortification of a potable fluid. The system is adapted to fit on existing supplies of potable fluids, such as faucets, to permit the selective introduction of beneficiating materials into the liquid supply. The system includes interchangeable, replaceable cartridges. In one aspect of the invention, the system introduces a constant concentration of beneficiating material into the water supply. In another aspect, the system has the ability to permit discrete or continuously variable concentrations of the beneficiating material. The system may also include a water filtration device that may be operated either independently or cooperatively with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Miracle Spring LLC
    Inventor: Gary Lessis
  • Patent number: 7624897
    Abstract: An airless dispensing pump for liquid products including a push button with a spray nozzle which communicates with a network of channels that is provided locally on the wall of an internal truncated-cone-shaped bore, and a housing. An upper part of the housing includes a dosing cell having an elastically-deformable wall, which is equipped with an intake valve and topped with a rigid collar for fixing same inside the bore of the aforementioned button. Moreover, the outer periphery of the collar has an inclined face which defines a swirl chamber opposite the above-mentioned network, while the inner periphery thereof is quipped with a passage to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventor: Richard Bloc
  • Patent number: 7588196
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a cartridge-type coating machine having a coating device for spraying paint, to which a simple, light and inexpensive cartridge for storing paint therein and for supplying the paint to the coating device is detachably attached. In a coating machine 11, a coating device having a rotary atomizing head 14 and the like is disposed at a front part of a housing 12, and a cartridge 21, in which paint is stored, is detachably attached to a rear part of the housing 12. Paint in the cartridge 21 is supplied to the rotary atomizing head 14 by pressurizing the cartridge 21 by liquid fluid, and a pressure solvent storage chamber 18b for storing the liquid fluid is formed by the housing 12 and the cartridge 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, ABB K.K.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kubota, Shinji Tani, Kazumi Ichihara, Hidetsugu Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20090218417
    Abstract: A reservoir for use with a spray gun has a body and a flexible diaphragm that define a chamber for liquid to be supplied to the spray gun. The body has an outlet opening leading to a spout connectable to the spray gun and the diaphragm deflects to reduce the volume of the chamber as liquid is withdrawn from the reservoir. The diaphragm gradually conforms to the internal surface of the body as the liquid is withdrawn to prevent pockets forming in which the liquid may be trapped so that substantially all the liquid can be dispensed. The reservoir may be supplied pre-filled with the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Malcolm F. Douglas, Phillip J. Bouic, Stephen C.P. Joseph
  • Publication number: 20090206177
    Abstract: A tank base (12) is formed of a mount block (13) and a feed tube (16), and a first paint passage (17) is provided internally through the feed tube (16). A baggy tank (19) is composed of a support member (20) and a bag member (21) having opposite ends thereof securely fixed to the support member (20) to define a paint chamber (22) therein. A second paint passage (23) is provided in a fore end portion (20A) of the support member (20). A tank accommodating case (25) is provided to accommodate the bag member (21). The baggy tank (19) is set in position within the tank accommodating case (25) with opposite ends of the support member (20) gripped between the mount block (13) of the tank base (12) and the tank accommodating case (25), bringing the paint chamber (22) into communication with the first paint passage (17) through the second paint passage (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: ABB K.K.
    Inventors: Takehiro Hamamura, Toshio Onda
  • Patent number: 7565983
    Abstract: A fluid supply assembly. The fluid supply assembly includes a disposable cup and lid, and a reusable cup holder and outer lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20090173808
    Abstract: An airbrush, comprising an external cannular tube encasing an air compressor within one terminal of the external cannular tube and a painting pin configured in the external cannular tube, wherein an air ductile is provided between the painting pin and the external cannular tube and the painting pin further comprises a cannular pin, a liquid storage unit configured inside the cannular pin and a pin core having one terminal extending out of the external cannular tube and the other terminal connecting with the liquid storage unit for absorbing and containing liquid pigment storied in the liquid storage unit. Therefore, air injecting from the external cannular tube pressured by the air compressor would take liquid segment on surface of the pin core put atomizingly and sprinkle liquid segment from the other terminal of the cannular external tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Hsiu-Chun Chen
  • Publication number: 20090166447
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to containers and, more specifically, to containers with a releasable protection sheet applied to an exterior surface. The containers described herein are particularly suitable for use with liquid (e.g., paint) spraying devices or spray guns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: John I. Escoto, JR., Stephen C.P. Joseph