Fluid Pressure Discharge Means Patents (Class 239/337)
  • Patent number: 11370600
    Abstract: An adjustable actuator for a spray can. The actuator includes a housing for attachment to an aerosol can covering a stem valve. A finger operating button structure is engaged with the housing for engaging the stem valve. A rotary two-way diverter valve is supported within the housing and rotatably engaged with the finger operating button structure. In a spray position/straw down, the two-way diverter valve directs spray through a first direct spray nozzle. In a second straw position/straw up, the diverter valve is rotated to engage a straw spray passage of the diverter valve in fluid communication with a spray tip and engaged straw. A sliding tab member engaged between and on the housing and button structure is used to adjust the desired amount of fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: B'LASTER LLC.
    Inventors: Randy M. Pindor, Theodore Bradley, Gregory L. Skillicorn
  • Patent number: 11311895
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having an accumulator and a discharge head. The discharge head is secured to a base unit of the dispenser, which base unit includes a fluid accumulator. The discharge head has a housing displaceable relative to the base unit for actuating the dispenser. The discharge head has an inlet through which fluid travels from the fluid accumulator into the discharge head, and a discharge opening through which the fluid is delivered into the atmosphere. A swirling chamber having an inlet channel is provided between the fluid inlet and the discharge opening so that inflowing fluid is provided with a swirl which forms a spray stream when exiting the discharge opening. The swirling chamber is switched between a first and a second configuration by changing the geometry of its walls and/or the inlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL, GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Baumann
  • Patent number: 11166602
    Abstract: A foam discharge container is a foam discharge container for discharging foam in response to a pushing operation, and includes a discharge port which is opened in a direction opposite to a pushing direction of the pushing operation and discharges foam, and a pushing portion that keeps the distance between a discharge target body receiving foam and the discharge port constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 11014099
    Abstract: An alignable conformal, cup-shaped flag-mushroom fluidic nozzle assembly is engineered to generate a flat fan or sheet oscillating spray of viscous fluid product 316. The nozzle assembly includes a cylindrical flag mushroom fluidic cup member 180 having a substantially closed distal end wall with a centrally located snout defined therein. The flag mushroom cup assembly effectively splits the operating features of the fluidic circuit between a lower or proximal portion formed in the housing's sealing post member and an upper, or distal portion formed in cup member 180 which, in cooperation with the sealing post's distal surface, defines an interaction chamber 192 fed by impinging jets each comprising a continuous distribution of streamlines that impinge at selected angles to define arcs providing a lesser degree of impingement at a centered axial plane within the exit orifice 194 and a greater degree of impingement at the edges of exit orifice 194.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DLHBOWLES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Hasday, Evan Hartranft
  • Patent number: 11000681
    Abstract: An applicator for external action formulations is shown, and in particular a disposable applicator for formulations combatting ectoparasites of humans and animals is shown, including at least one formulation container (2) provided with a dispensing outlet (21). In order to protect the patient against possible injury during the application of the formulation, the applicator (1) also includes a plastic cap (3) having a form of a convex solid shell provided with a domed tip end (31) with a dispensing opening (32) which in the working mode of the applicator (1w) surrounds the dispensing outlet (21) of the formulation container (2), and connecting means (23, 34) which in the working mode of the applicator (1w) secure the cap (3) on the formulation container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tomasz Swietoslawski, Pawel Swietoslawski
  • Patent number: 10946401
    Abstract: A discharge head for discharging liquid as an atomized spray jet and as a non-atomized liquid stream or as individual droplets. The discharge head fastening fastens to a base unit and has a liquid outlet through which liquid is discharged from a reservoir into the atmosphere, and a liquid inlet through which liquid is conducted out of the reservoir to the liquid outlet. An internal part is arranged inside an outlet channel, and a spray opening is provided on the internal part. The internal part and the outlet channel are relatively displaceable so that in a first position a bypass duct is produced between an internal wall of the outlet channel and an outer face of the internal part, the flow resistance thereof being lower than the spray duct, and in a second position is partially closed wherein the flow resistance of the bypass duct is greater than the spray duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10835911
    Abstract: A spray gun and a trigger for the same. A one-armed trigger for a spray gun comprises a single connecting arm, secured to a left side or a right side of a spray gun body of the spray gun; an operating portion, provided at a lower end of the connecting arm; and an actuating component, provided on the connecting arm. The trigger can be more easily and reliably assembled onto a spray gun body and reduce the possibility of damaging parts of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SATA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Gehrung, Detlef Redecker
  • Patent number: 10813831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical bathing equipment for the manufacture and use of a bathing solution containing an active substance and in particular a bathing solution containing NO. The invention also relates to a bathing equipment based on a multi-stage method for generating NO and the bathing equipment in its use for the treatment of diseases, in particular of diabetically caused circulatory disorders and wounds of the lower extremities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BSN medical GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Hemmrich, Annahit Arshi, Christian Schulze
  • Patent number: 10710792
    Abstract: The present invention is an aerosol container with an easy-to-operate push button which requires minimal strength to operate push button and hence operable by children and people having less strength. Aerosol container includes a main body, a nozzle, a pipe and an actuating mechanism. Actuating mechanism includes a valve operable by a push button and a release spring. Valve is in connection with an internal body portion of pipe and selectively permits flow of aerosol from main body to nozzle upon actuation of push button disposed in-line with valve, transverse to pipe and externally of main body. As push button is disposed centrally of main body, children or people with less strength or suffering from illness like Parkinson are easily able to push the push button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Phyllis Lollar
  • Patent number: 10493470
    Abstract: A nozzle and spray dispenser for generating a uniform substantially flat fan spray pattern when spraying high viscosity fluids (i.e., oils, lotions, cleaning liquids, shear-thinning liquids and gels and similar Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids having viscosities of 10-100 cP) is configured with an exit orifice 134 defining multiple lip segments 150A, 150B, 150C. Cup-shaped nozzle member 100 has a cylindrical side wall 102 surrounding a central longitudinal axis and has a circular closed end wall with at least one exit aperture passing through the end wall 112. At least one enhanced exit orifice structure is formed in an inner surface of the end wall, and includes two to five lip segments of selected width defining edges at the orifice 134, where each edge segment is defined at the distal edge of a separate and distinct interior wall segment 160A, 160B, 160C which has a selected wall convergence angle ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Cameron, Evan Hartranft, Shridhar Gopalan
  • Patent number: 10473370
    Abstract: An automobile vehicle refrigeration system combined ejector-receiver includes a container. An internal heat exchanger (IHX) is positioned entirely within the container. The IHX includes a canister. A receiver and dryer is located entirely within the container and is positioned at least partially within the canister defining a cavity between the receiver and dryer and the canister to receive a refrigerant. An ejector is positioned within the container. An ejector feed line is in communication with the cavity between the receiver and dryer and the canister, the ejector feed line receiving the refrigerant after discharge from the cavity for flow into the ejector. A refrigerant phase separator is positioned within the container. The refrigerant phase separator receives the refrigerant after discharge from the ejector for separation into each of a refrigerant gas and a refrigerant liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bozeman, Dana L. Anderson, James Resutek
  • Patent number: 10440996
    Abstract: An atomizing assembly includes a tubing section having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end of the tubing section is connectable to a liquid storage portion, and the outlet end of the tubing section is in fluid communication with an atomizing nozzle. The tubing section is configured to deliver a flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate through the atomizing nozzle. The atomizing nozzle includes an air channel configured to establish an air flow through the nozzle. The air flow is mixed with the flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Laurent Manca, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10295227
    Abstract: A caloric heat pump system includes a pair of caps mounted to a regenerator housing. Each cap of the pair of caps defines an inlet and an outlet. The outlet of each cap of the pair of caps is positioned at a chamber of the regenerator housing. The inlet and outlet of each cap of the pair of caps defines an area in a respective plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The area of the inlet of each cap of the pair of caps is less than the area of the outlet of each cap of the pair of caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Goodman Schroeder, Michael Alexander Benedict
  • Patent number: 10265716
    Abstract: An airbrush that sprays liquid in a mist form. A supply of a compressed air and a supply of the spray liquid can be controlled at the same time only using a spray button included in a spray head. Accordingly, a loss of the spray liquid can be minimized, the airbrush can be maintained clean, and usability of the airbrush can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: YA-MAN LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10238148
    Abstract: An atomizing assembly includes a tubing section having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end of the tubing section is connectable to a liquid storage portion, and the outlet end of the tubing section is in fluid communication with an atomizing nozzle. The tubing section is configured to deliver a flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate through the atomizing nozzle. The atomizing nozzle includes an air channel configured to establish an air flow through the nozzle. The air flow is mixed with the flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Laurent Manca, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10021913
    Abstract: An atomizing assembly includes a tubing section having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end of the tubing section is connectable to a liquid storage portion, and the outlet end of the tubing section is in fluid communication with an atomizing nozzle. The tubing section is configured to deliver a flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate through the atomizing nozzle. The atomizing nozzle includes an air channel configured to establish an air flow through the nozzle. The air flow is mixed with the flow of liquid aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Laurent Manca, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 9999895
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a spray insert includes a sidewall and a first vane extending from the sidewall. The spray insert also includes an endwall including a discharge outlet. The spray insert further includes a first boss including a tip and a side to direct a fluid product toward a swirl chamber. The boss is disposed on the endwall and extends from the vane. The side has a point of inflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory J. Nelson, Harbinder S. Pordal
  • Patent number: 10000330
    Abstract: A spray cap (20; 300; 400; 600) for a spray can (22) has a body comprising: a sidewall (140) having a lower portion for mounting to a body of the spray can; and a button (36). The button has: an upper surface (164) for user engagement; a downwardly projecting sleeve (38) for receiving an outlet stem (240) of the can; and a forwardly-open compartment (42). An insert (34; 302) is within the compartment. A nozzle member (32) is mounted across the compartment to contain the insert within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex S. Szekely, Timothy C. Dzurik
  • Patent number: 9754896
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclose maintaining paint thickness uniformity over the surface of a cap encapsulating at least one integrated circuit (IC) module on a panel of IC modules. The layer of conductive paint electrically couples with wirebonds on the panel to form at least part of an electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI) shield that attenuates EMI or RFI during operation of the IC module. Optimizing the spray nozzle diameter, fluid pressure, coaxial air pressure, spray heights, speeds, and spray pattern achieves paint thickness control. A uniform coating of conductive paint provides a more effective EMI or RFI shield during the operation of the IC modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Sean Read, Hoang Mong Nguyen, Sergio Joaquin Gonzalez, Luis Eduardo Herrera
  • Patent number: 9691214
    Abstract: Embodiments include environmentally adaptive olfactory generation systems and methods and computer program products for operating the same. Aspects include receiving a desired concentration of an olfactory stimulant, receiving a detected concentration of the olfactory stimulant from an olfactory stimulant sensor, and receiving one or more environmental factors from an environmental sensor. Aspects also include comparing the detected concentration of the olfactory stimulant with the desired concentration of the olfactory stimulant and adjusting a dispensing characteristic of an olfactory stimulant emitter based on the comparison and the one or more environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Michael D. Essenmacher, David B. Lection, Eric L. Masselle
  • Patent number: 9617889
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid or other reductant to an injector for release into an engine exhaust aftertreatment system. The injector includes a nozzle assembly that thermally shields the diesel exhaust fluid from the exhaust gas temperatures. A diesel exhaust fluid delivery procedure is also disclosed for nozzle cooling prior to operation of the injector for emissions reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Aalok Trivedi, Andrew Myer, Stephanie L. Apewokin, Samuel Johnson, Srivardhan Chandrapati, George L. Muntean, Joshua D. Henry, John Anthis, Omkar Tendolkar
  • Patent number: 9592527
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material in an orange peel pattern has an aerosol dispenser and a contained material. The aerosol dispenser is a container assembly, a valve assembly, and an outlet assembly. The contained material is texture material and propellant material. The texture material comprises water as a solvent/carrer, latex binder, fillers, and drier accelerant. The outlet assembly alters the cross-sectional of the outlet opening to correspond to a desired orange peel texture pattern. The valve assembly allows the propellant material to force at least a portion of the texture material out of the outlet opening in a spray pattern corresponding to the desired orange peel texture pattern. The drier accelerant promotes drying of the dispensed texture material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 9539355
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser includes an air pump including an air inlet port and an air outlet port, an aromatherapy nebulizer including a fragrance bottle, an air accumulator, a dip tube, an air outlet tube in communication with the fragrance bottle and an air outlet tube in communication with the air accumulator. When a compressed flow of air is induced by the air pump into the accumulation chamber of the air accumulator, a Venturi effect is created in the outlet of the accumulation chamber, causing the liquid fragrance to be sucked out of the fragrance bottle toward and mixed with the compressed flow of air for diffusion through a spray chamber in the air accumulator and the air outlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9499329
    Abstract: This invention makes it possible to spray liquid content while a cleaning member is mounted to a nozzle main body and remove residual liquid without pulling out the cleaning member from the nozzle main body. A nozzle includes a body 10 that presses down two stems 6 together, and a cleaning member 20 having two ejection ports 1a and capable of moving relative to the body 10. The body 10 is removably mounted to the stems 6, the cleaning member 20 is slidably inserted into an ejection-side passage R2 and has two tubular parts 21. Each of the tubular parts 21 forms a space R4 that connects a stem-side passage R1 to an annular cross section passage R3 when the cleaning member 20 is pulled out, while reduces this space R4 to thereby remove a residual material C when the cleaning member 20 is pushed in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Hirokazu Shimizu, Toru Toma, Kotaro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9482503
    Abstract: A paintball grenade that disperses a marking fluid upon impact. In one embodiment, the paintball grenade includes a flexible, resilient tube sealed at both ends. The tube includes a distended portion containing pressurized marking fluid and a side discharge port for discharging the marking fluid along a discharge axis that is approximately transverse to a longitudinal axis of the tube. A blocking member is disposed in the tube that is movable between a closed position that prevents fluid communication between the distended portion of the tube and the discharge port and an open position that allows fluid communication between the marking fluid and the discharge port. When the paintball grenade is thrown and impacts an object, this results in hydrostatic shock through the marking fluid, which moves the blocking member from the closed position to the open position, thereby discharging the marking fluid through the discharge port onto surrounding objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Tippmann Sports, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis J. Tippmann, Jr., Corey K. Rice, Ricky Reader
  • Patent number: 9446207
    Abstract: A nozzle unit for discharge of a pharmaceutical medium and a dispenser equipped therewith. The nozzle unit includes a common supply channel for supply of the medium and first and second discharge nozzles each having a discharge orifice for discharge of the medium supplied through the common supply channel. The nozzle unit is configured for atomized delivery of the medium and includes a first vortex chamber assigned to the first discharge nozzle and a second vortex chamber assigned to the second discharge nozzle for the purpose of atomizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Timo Jung
  • Patent number: 9403958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a foamed material, wherein a composition in the form of emulsion with a matrix-forming component, a surfactant component and a near-critical or supercritical blowing agent component is submitted to a lowering of pressure. The blowing agent component further comprises a hydrophobic co-component, which is soluble in supercritical CO2 at a pressure of ?150 bar, is insoluble in subcritical CO2 at a pressure of ?40 bar and is insoluble in the matrix-forming component and furthermore is present in a proportion from ?3 wt % to ?35 wt % of the blowing agent component. It further relates to a composition in the form of emulsion to be used herein and a foamed material obtainable by the process according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Stefan Lindner, Wolfgang Friederichs, Reinhard Strey, Elena Khazova, Thomas Sottmann, Diana Engelen, Agnes Dominika Chalbi
  • Patent number: 9382059
    Abstract: A spray head for dispensing product from a container, has an attachment element on which a closure element for closing off the exit orifice of a spray channel is disposed and an actuating element on activation of which the exit orifice is connectable with a valve opening of the container. In order to create a spray head which is easier and safer to handle, it is proposed that the closure element and the actuating element form a unit pivotable about an axis from a closed position to an actuating position, the exit orifice of the spray channel being closable by the unit's being in the closed position, and that the unit has locking means via which the unit can be locked in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LINDAL Dispenser GmbH
    Inventors: Andrea Selinger, Norman Goldberg
  • Patent number: 9370786
    Abstract: A fluid spray head including a spray orifice, a swirl chamber including an end wall and a side wall, and swirl channels defining channel outlets that open out transversally to the dispensing axis X into the swirl chamber. Each channel defines a projection axis Y that extends into the swirl chamber from the channel outlet. The projection axes Y of the swirl channels extend away both from the end wall and from the peripheral side walls, which are both adjacent to the channel outlets so as to pass through the swirl chamber without passing along either the end wall or the peripheral side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Florent Pouliaude
  • Patent number: 9248457
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser for dispensing stored material in a spray comprises a container, a conduit, and first and second adjustment systems. The container defines a chamber containing the stored material and pressurized material. The conduit defines a conduit passageway having a conduit inlet and a conduit outlet. The conduit inlet is arranged within the chamber and the conduit outlet is arranged outside of the chamber. The first adjustment system is arranged to vary a flow of stored material along the conduit passageway and is arranged between the conduit inlet and the conduit outlet. The second adjustment system arranged to vary a flow of stored material along the conduit passageway and is arranged between the first adjustment system and the conduit outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal W. Hanson, Darrel Vander Griend, Jason Morris, Gary Hardwick, John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 9227213
    Abstract: A push button for a pressurised-product dispensing system, including an actuation body having an orifice for ejecting the product, a needle closing off the ejection orifice and a sleeve having a mounting well, the body being mounted to slide about the sleeve between high and low positions, forming between them a sealed space for conveying the product, the needle being associated with the sleeve by a link rotatably mounted on the sleeve to actuate the reversible movement of the needle between a closure position—or respectively an open position—of the ejection orifice when the body is in the high position—or respectively in the low position—, the needle provided with geometric means that interact with the body to exert a force holding the needle in a mounting position in which the needle projects from the body to enable the link to be associated with the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ALBÉA LE TREPORT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Richard René Bloc, Emmanuel Mauduit, Thomas Roosel
  • Patent number: 9156042
    Abstract: An aerosol dispensing system for dispensing stored material in a spray comprises a container, a conduit, a valve system, a first adjustment system, and a second adjustment system. The container defines a chamber containing the stored material and pressurized material. The conduit defines a conduit passageway having a conduit inlet and a conduit outlet. The conduit inlet is arranged within the chamber, and the conduit outlet is arranged outside of the chamber. The valve system is arranged to allow and prevent flow of stored material along the conduit passageway. The first adjustment system is arranged to control flow of stored material along the conduit passageway. The first adjustment system is arranged between the conduit inlet and the conduit outlet. The second adjustment system is arranged to control flow of stored material along the conduit passageway. The second adjustment system is arranged between the first adjustment system and the conduit outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal W. Hanson, Jason Morris, Darrel Vander Griend, John Kordosh
  • Patent number: 9132953
    Abstract: An aerosol system for dispensing liquid material, comprising a container assembly and an actuator assembly comprising an outlet member defining an outlet opening, a collar member, an actuator member, and a selector member. The actuator member supports the collar member and the outlet member such that movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member causes the collar member to deform the outlet member. Movement of the selector member relative to the collar member moves the collar member relative to the actuator member. Deformation of the outlet member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening. When the actuator assembly is in a first position, the liquid material is prevented from flowing out of the container. When the actuator assembly is in a second position, the liquid material is allowed to flow out of the container assembly through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9120109
    Abstract: A dispensing head for emitting an atomized spray of liquid droplets includes an actuator and a nozzle insert. The actuator includes a gas duct and a liquid duct and may be attached to a container housing a propellant gas and a liquid product. The nozzle insert includes at least one modular structure that can be installed in an actuator socket on the actuator. The nozzle insert includes a pressure cap defining a pressure chamber having an exit orifice. A liquid conduit is disposed in the pressure chamber and defines a liquid supply channel having a liquid supply channel exit opening. The nozzle insert is configured to form a reflux cell in the liquid supply channel upstream of the liquid supply channel exit opening to achieve flow blurring interaction between the liquid product and the gas propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Universidad de Sevilla
    Inventors: Alfonso M. Gañan-Calvo, Miguel A. Asensio-Caño, Alvaro Fito-Planas, Jorge Lopez-Serrano, Javier Perez-Vaquero, Jeffrey Badovick
  • Patent number: 9033258
    Abstract: In order to improve a high-pressure cleaning apparatus comprising a pump unit adapted to be driven by motor, a first connection element for detachable connection to a liquid supply conduit, said first connection element being connected to the suction side of the pump unit, and a second connection element for detachable connection to a high-pressure conduit, said second connection element being connected to the pressure side of the pump unit, such that it can be handled in a more user-friendly manner, the invention proposes that the first connection element and/or the second connection element be oriented in a direction facing upward away from a supporting surface for the high-pressure cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Schwab, Peter Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20150132478
    Abstract: A system and a method provide a coating on an interior surface of a tire. A valve connects to the interior of the tire. The method connects a source of coating material to the valve, propels the coating material through the valve, and applies the coating material to the interior of the tire. The system has a source of a coating material connected to the valve. A propellant causes delivery of the coating material through the valve into the tire. Another method coats an interior of a tire mounted on a rim. The method connects a first end of a tube to a source of coating material and inserts the second end of the tube into the interior of the tire encircling the rim. The coating material moves through the tube into the tire. The tube is withdrawn from the tire moving along the interior circumference of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Marszalek
  • Patent number: 9027852
    Abstract: Disclosed is a constant quantity control nebulization device including a main body, a nebulization module, a fixing plate and a rotary ring, and the device is installed to a container that contains a liquid to be nebulized. A first liquid storage space with a predetermined volume is defined at the top of the main body, and the nebulization module is installed in the main body and interconnected to the first liquid storage space, and the fixing plate is fixed onto the main body and has a first through hole, the rotary ring is sheathed on the top of the main body and axially coupled to the fixing plate, and the rotary ring has a second through hole corresponding to the first through hole. The consumption of the liquid to be nebulized can be controlled by rotating the rotary ring to improve the convenience of operation significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Base Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tun-Ying Fang, Tai-Shuan Lin, Chia-Lun Hsieh, Shao-Ming Yang, Yu-De Su, Chi-Shan Hung
  • Patent number: 9027855
    Abstract: A safe portable sprayer comprising a reservoir for storing clean water that can be carried on the back or attached the shoulders, including a large nozzle on the upper face thereof, a small nozzle with a water pump adapted thereto, and a small neck that is provided with a cap. The cap is screwed on the nozzle, and includes a recipient that fits into the nozzle. The cap is provided with vertical holes that pass through a channel. The holes are provided with inner threads for receiving corresponding valves having lower tapered ends. Inside the recipient, flexible containers of chemicals are attached to the holes; the containers are kept immersed and compressed by water inside the recipient from the pump, such that the pressure generated by the water impels the water and chemical toward the channel of the cap, and to the spraying gun through the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9022301
    Abstract: An improved manifold for an aerosol system may include a valve interface (120) capable of flexing to fit with a valve stem of an aerosol system and form a seal and methods for making a manifold may include a gate (106) positioned to improve contact between steel defining a fluid flow path in the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sell, William L. Driskell, David L. Dejong
  • Patent number: 9016600
    Abstract: A pepper spray gun assembly having a trigger valve for dispensing a non-lethal spray, such as a pepper spray. The assembly includes a storage cylinder for receiving a non-lethal spray charge and a smaller pre-charged charging cylinder for engaging the storage cylinder. The charging cylinder is fluidly coupled to the storage cylinder so as to provide a regulated gas in the head space of the storage cylinder. When the trigger of the trigger valve is operated, the regulated gas will force the charge to be expelled through the nozzle of the trigger valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Henry Pearson, Glen Arnott
  • Publication number: 20150108252
    Abstract: The cleaning agent for a diesel engine includes a mixed solution obtained by blending a solvent that exhibits solubility and has an ignition point of 238° C. or more, and lubricating oil such as mineral oil in a predetermined ratio. The solvent and the grease are selected such that the cleaning agent has a higher ignition temperature characteristic than the ignition characteristic of light oil, and an evaporation characteristic that takes eight minutes or more to vaporize 2.5 cc of the cleaning agent in a heated state at 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: O2 Engineering., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9004323
    Abstract: A system for forming an acoustic texture coating on a surface, the system having an aerosol dispenser, a liquid portion of a propellant material, a gas portion of the propellant material, a base material, and a plurality of discrete particles of at least one of urethane foam and melamine foam, where the discrete particles define a physical structure. The liquid portion of the propellant material, the gas portion of the propellant material, the base material, and the plurality of discrete particles are disposed within the aerosol dispenser. The propellant material does not alter the physical structure of the discrete particles when combined within the aerosol dispenser. When the aerosol dispenser is operated, the base material and the discrete particles are deposited on an uncoated portion of the surface such that the base material dries to adhere the discrete particles to the uncoated portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9004316
    Abstract: A composition for forming an acoustic texture material on a surface has a propellant material and acoustic texture material. The propellant material includes di-methyl ether. The acoustic texture material includes a coating portion including a base, a filler, and a binder and chips of chip material having a physical structure. When the propellant material and the acoustic texture material are mixed together, the propellant material does not substantially alter the physical structure of the chip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Floyd R. French
  • Publication number: 20150097057
    Abstract: A chip broadcasting tool having a body that is connected to and receives pressurized air from an air source. The body further includes a first tube portion having an inlet connected to the air source and an outlet where the pressurized air exits the first tube portion. A second tube portion of the body has an inlet for receiving pressurized air and chip material. The second tube portion also has an outlet where the pressurized air and chip material exits the second tube and is broadcast away from the body. A flow chamber is positioned between a first tube portion and second tube portion such that the flow chamber is connected to the outlet of the first tube portion and the inlet of the second tube portion. Pressurized air from the outlet of the first tube portion exits the flow chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Hayward, Jason Hayward
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150083825
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a pressure generator structured to generate air pressure; a spray head assembly coupled to the pressure generator; and a hopper coupled to the spray head assembly and structured to hold surface treatment material, the hopper including an extended portion disposed at a top front portion of the hopper that raises a front top edge of the hopper to be higher than a rear top edge of the hopper, wherein the hopper is configured to provide the surface treatment material to the spray head assembly and the spray head assembly is configured to use the air pressure to spray the surface treatment material onto a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: GEORGE GRANVILE SCHERICH
  • Publication number: 20150086704
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a spray bonder that comprises a bonder, a carrier, and, optionally, a propellant. Embodiments also include a coating spray system that comprises the spray bonder and a coating spray that includes a coating material, a carrier, and, optionally, a propellant. The coating material can be an opaque material, glass fit, opacious dentin, or the like. Also provided are methods for using the spray bonder and/or coating spray to coating objects, such as coating dental implants to match the color of a patient's gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: James R. Vinson, Phillip G. Pitts
  • Patent number: 8985392
    Abstract: A method of dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern using an actuator member, a resilient outlet member, and a movable member. The actuator member has a plurality of resilient finger projections. The resilient outlet member is arranged at least partly between the finger projections. The movable member is supported on the actuator member to form a dispensing path extending from the interior of the aerosol chamber to the exterior of the aerosol chamber through a valve assembly, the actuator member, and the outlet member. The movable member acts on the outlet member to deform the plurality of finger projections towards each other to alter an effective cross-sectional area of at least a portion of a dispensing path to control fluid flow along the dispensing path and thereby cause the sprayable material to be dispensed in the desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8986610
    Abstract: A system and method delivers an atomized solution to the interior volume of a building or room utilizing a venturi effect for the atomization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roei Ben Haim
  • Publication number: 20150072076
    Abstract: An aerosol actuator has a main body member, a nozzle member defining an outlet opening, and a selector member. The outlet opening defines a fluid flow direction. The selector member is moved to obtain different fluid spray patterns. The selector member is distal to the nozzle member and the fluid flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, JR., James A. Tryon