Holder Coupled To Gas Supply Source Patents (Class 239/346)
  • Patent number: 10907443
    Abstract: A cage for a choke valve assembly and method for using the same is provided. The cage includes one or more teardrop shaped orifices for the manipulation of fluid flow through the choke valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jack Allen
  • Patent number: 10886125
    Abstract: A device having a nano-wire array and a method for manufacturing an array of nano-wires. The method includes spraying on a substrate droplets of a suspension that comprises nano-wires and at least a partially volatile solvent; and evaporating the at least partially volatile solvent of the droplets to form the array of nano-wires. At least one of the spraying and the evaporating comprises executing at least one aggregation reduction measure for limiting a formation of three dimensional aggregations of nano-wires on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD.
    Inventors: Hossam Haick, Ossama Assad
  • Patent number: 10507966
    Abstract: A beverage pouch includes: a first fluid compartment defined within the beverage pouch; a second fluid compartment also defined within the beverage pouch, the second fluid compartment located at least partially below the first fluid compartment; a first divider forming a barrier between the first fluid compartment and the second fluid compartment located below the first fluid compartment; an outer frangible portion located on an upper portion of the beverage pouch adjacent the first fluid compartment; a first inner frangible portion located on the first divider between the first fluid compartment and the second fluid compartment, the first inner frangible portion vertically aligned with the outer frangible portion. A straw is insertable through the outer frangible portion into the first fluid compartment, and wherein the straw is further insertable through the first inner frangible portion and into the second fluid compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Jake Corday
  • Patent number: 10500601
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated spray machine which comprises a shell, a sprayer assembly, an air pump motor assembly, a battery, a circuit board and a switch, wherein the sprayer assembly comprises a housing, a container and a spray mechanism; the housing is matched with the shell, the container and the spray mechanism are mounted in the housing correspondingly, and the container communicates with a liquid inlet of the spray mechanism; the air pump motor assembly, the battery and the circuit board are all arranged in the shell, the switch is arranged on the wall of the shell, the air pump motor assembly, the battery and the switch are all electrically connected with the circuit board, and an air outlet of the air pump motor assembly communicates with an air inlet of the spray mechanism through an air pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FENGHUA BIDA MACHINERY MANUFACTURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minggui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10130963
    Abstract: A siphon-type airbrush, comprising a front handle, a tail handle, a needle, a sprayer, a nozzle, an air inlet valve and a nozzle base; the front handle corresponds to the tail handle to form an airbrush body; the airbrush body is internally formed with an accommodating cavity; the accommodating cavity is internally provided with the needle; the front handle is internally provided with a siphon channel; the air inlet valve is disposed at the middle part of the airbrush body; the rear end of the nozzle base is in threaded connection with the front handle; the front end of the nozzle base is in threaded connection with the sprayer; the nozzle comprises a nozzle body; the nozzle body is pressed between the sprayer and the nozzle base; the front end of the nozzle body extends to form a nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Minggui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10099233
    Abstract: A media applicator includes an airbrush body couplable to a reservoir and defining a passage for conducting a gas, and a spray head couplable to the airbrush body. The spray head has a nozzle portion in fluid communication with a media tube extending into the reservoir, the nozzle portion defining a lumen in fluid communication with the passage when the spray head is coupled to the airbrush body. The nozzle portion further includes a discharge tube in fluid communication with the media tube, and situated such that gas flow from the passage through the lumen draws a media contained in the reservoir through the media tube into the discharge tube, and from the discharge tube into a flow of gas exiting the lumen of the nozzle portion. The spray head is detachable from the airbrush body to allow the nozzle portion to be carried away with the spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dah Cherng Stationery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chun Tsai
  • Patent number: 9943156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic automatic sprayer; wherein the cosmetic automatic sprayer comprises a shell in which a cup for containing cosmetic liquid, wherein a spraying mechanism connected with the cup and an air pipe connected with the spraying mechanism are arranged, and further comprises a slidable button and a shifting fork; wherein the spraying mechanism comprises a handle body, a spraying needle, a nozzle, a spring, a locking nut, an end cover nut and a shifting block; wherein the shell comprises a liquid outlet through which liquid sprayed by the nozzle is sprayed out; and, wherein atomized cosmetic liquid can be evenly sprayed onto a person's face and easily absorbed by the skin, resulting in a optimal and efficient application of the cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FENGHUA BIDA MACHNERY MANUFACTURE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MingGui Zhang, WuJun Shen, MingKe Zhong, YuanFang Liang
  • Patent number: 9802211
    Abstract: Spray head assemblies, including an air-handling saddle that is attachable to a liquid spray gun platform, a liquid-handling core that is slidably engagable into the air-handling saddle, and an air cap; spray guns using such assemblies; and, methods of using such assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Brian E. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9656305
    Abstract: A tire cleaning method according to the present technology is a method of cleaning a tire in which puncture repair liquid has been used, comprising the steps of: recovering puncture repair liquid from an inside of a tire before removing the tire from a rim of a wheel; injecting cleaning liquid into the inside of the tire from which the puncture repair liquid has been recovered; cleaning the inside of the tire with the cleaning liquid by moving the tire; and removing the cleaning liquid from the inside of the cleaned tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9238240
    Abstract: A junction device for a spray system. The device is arranged so as to connect, to an airbrush, at least one removable container containing a composition for spraying, the device includes at least a composition-outlet first orifice enabling the composition to leave the container in order to be sprayed via the airbrush, and at least an air-inlet second orifice enabling air intake by the container, the device including an air-intake channel that is connected to the air-inlet orifice, and said channel terminating by an air-entry orifice that is situated above the air-inlet orifice and the composition-outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Stefania Nuzzo, Eric Parris
  • Patent number: 9187236
    Abstract: A texturing system for applying a desired texture pattern on a patched portion of a surface. The texturing system comprises texture material, a dispensing system for dispensing the texture material, and a selecting system. The texture material comprises a carrier, a binder, a filler, and a change material. The texture material changes from a wet form to a solidified form when exposed to air. The change material changes appearance when the texture material changes from the wet form to the solidified form. The selecting system is supported by the dispensing system such that texture material dispensed from the dispensing system is dispensed through an outlet opening in the desired texture pattern. The dispensing system is used to deposit the texture material onto the patched portion of the surface in the desired texture pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., John Kordosh, Ross Clawson
  • Patent number: 9162240
    Abstract: A liquid container assembly for a spray gun can include a ring, a collapsible liner, and a lid for closing the open end of the liner. The ring can include a peripheral flange, a ring recess, an inner wall, and at least one rib segment extending from the inner wall. The collapsible liner can include a liner side wall formed with an open end and a liner lip at the open end. The liner can be is insertable through the ring such that the liner lip is received and supported by the ring recess. Further, the liner can be collapsible during use as liquid is removed from the liner. The lid can include at least one tab that can extend from an outer circumference of the lid. The tabs can engage the rib segments to threadably attach to the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC./SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIE
    Inventors: Ronald L. Gerson, Robert A. Brunell, David Anteski
  • Publication number: 20150147473
    Abstract: An airbrush system includes a compressor with a tube attached thereto to provide air to an airbrush that includes an adaptor to mount a marker or ink supply on the airbrush in front of the outlet air nozzle thereof. As the air passes over the marker or other ink supply, it drives ink outward to reproduce the airbrush effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: David Tse
  • Publication number: 20150083826
    Abstract: An airbrush having a nozzle (22) through which gas can flow, the end of the nozzle having an inclined surface (30). The apparatus also includes support means for a liquid source (28) which, in use, is directed towards the inclined surface of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Terence W. Bolton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8939386
    Abstract: A removable replaceable cartridge for use with a liquid diffusing device. The cartridge includes a venturi, a conduit extending to the venturi, a mixing area and an outlet path for atomizing and dispersing a liquid within the cartridge. A diffusion device including a removable replaceable cartridge received within a housing. The housing includes a source of compressed gas which is directed into the cartridge. A venturi head with a unitary body for use with a diffusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Prolitec, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Robert, Richard Weening
  • Patent number: 8887521
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner for an automobile capable of having uniform perfume performance in a width direction of the automobile by discharging air mixed with a perfume component supplied from a perfume generating unit through a discharging part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Halla Climate Control Corp.
    Inventors: Jae Jo Kim, Jin Hyuck Kim, Sung Je Lee, Yong Jun Jee, Sang Chul Byon, Nam Jun Lee, Yong Sung Kwon
  • Patent number: 8882000
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an air brush including a housing, a head assembly, and a trigger assembly. The housing has a main body with an air valve, reservoir and a handle. The head assembly mounts to the main body with a nozzle, nozzle cap, and a needle cap. The trigger assembly fits within the housing and includes a needle engaging the head assembly, a needle chucking guide, a needle chucking nut, a lever assembly, a spring guide and a spring device. The lever assembly actuates the needle to release compressed air and contents of the reservoir. The spring device controls release of the contents relative to the air flow through the air valve and nozzle. The spring device includes a first spring, a second spring, and a ring member. The ring member is positioned between the springs, and the springs have different strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Pershant Mehta
  • 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: 8662357
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for dispensing toners. In one aspect, a cap and valve assembly is provided including a movable valve assembly, the movable valve assembly having a first position and a second position; a toner path, which when open is configured to allow toner to flow from a toner container to an output aperture; and an air inlet path, which when open is configured to couple an air source to the toner container; where in a first valve assembly position the toner path and the air inlet path are closed, and in a second valve assembly position the toner path aid the air inlet path are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Centofante, Brian S. Boothman
  • Patent number: 8651396
    Abstract: A personal defense device is provided that includes an irritant. The personal defense device may have an irritant dispensing member that is carried on the back of a user. The irritant dispensing member may be configured for dispensing the irritant such that the irritant is dispensed behind the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald M Spearman, Sr.
  • 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: 8490893
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for dispensing toners. In one aspect, a toner dispensing system includes a toner container; a cap and valve assembly coupled to the toner container, the cap and value assembly including: a movable valve assembly, the movable valve assembly having a first position and a second position, a toner path, and an air inlet path, where in a first valve assembly position the toner path and the air inlet path are closed, and in a second valve assembly position the toner path and the air inlet path are open; an air assembly including a first air supply coupled to the air path of the cap and valve assembly and a second regulated air supply coupled to the toner container; and a control assembly for controlling the second air supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Centofante, Brian S. Boothman
  • 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: 8444067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flow reservoir for a paint spray gun with a bowl-shaped container (1), a cover (2) that can be set on the container (1), and an attachment part (3) for direct fixing of the flow reservoir to the paint spray gun. The flow reservoir is distinguished in that the attachment part (3) consists of a connector (5) formed directly on the cover (2) with a screw-wedge element (8) for direct quick-connect attachment of the flow reservoir to the paint spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sata GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ewald Schmon, Peter Dettlaff
  • Patent number: 8292197
    Abstract: A system for continuously metering and transporting a powder comprises means (104-107) for fluidizing (F2) the powder in a closed reservoir (4), a tube (110) dipping into the fluidized powder (L4) and discharging (110B) to the outside of the reservoir (4), and means (S2, C2) for pressurizing the reservoir. The system further comprises supply means (C3) for continuously supplying pressurizing gas from the reservoir (4) to a chamber (V6) for mixing the gas with fluidized powder leaving the tube (110), said supply means (C3) being equipped with or constituting a constriction (R3) to the flow of the pressurizing gas. A hose (7) for transporting the powder mixed with the pressurizing gas is connected to the downstream end of the mixing chamber (V6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sames Technologies
    Inventors: Patrick Ballu, Christophe Pravert
  • Publication number: 20120217318
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an air brush including a housing, a head assembly, and a trigger assembly. The housing has a main body with an air valve, reservoir and a handle. The head assembly mounts to the main body with a nozzle, nozzle cap, and a needle cap. The trigger assembly fits within the housing and includes a needle engaging the head assembly, a needle chucking guide, a needle chucking nut, a lever assembly, a spring guide and a spring device. The lever assembly actuates the needle to release compressed air and contents of the reservoir. The spring device controls release of the contents relative to the air flow through the air valve and nozzle. The spring device includes a first spring, a second spring, and a ring member. The ring member is positioned between the springs, and the springs have different strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: JE MATADI, INC.
    Inventor: Pershant MEHTA
  • Patent number: 8091803
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a housing that has a spraying unit and a trigger assembly. The spraying unit is a removable insert within the housing. The spraying unit includes an air chamber that is coupled to a liquid tank. A front end portion of the air chamber has a nozzle. The air chamber receives a liquid tube that opens in the nozzle. The liquid tube receives a needle and the needle and the liquid tube are coaxial with each other. The trigger assembly controls the flow of liquid through the liquid tube by positioning a tapered front end of the needle. The trigger assembly includes a trigger that has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the opening of the liquid tube is closed by the needle. In a second position, the liquid tube is opened to discharge a liquid from an opening of the liquid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gennadi Fedorov
  • Patent number: 8091802
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a housing that has a spraying unit and a trigger assembly. The spraying unit is a removable insert within the housing. The spraying unit includes an air chamber that is coupled to a liquid tank. A front end portion of the air chamber has a nozzle. The air chamber receives a liquid tube that opens in the nozzle. The liquid tube receives a needle and the needle and the liquid tube are coaxial with each other. The trigger assembly controls the flow of liquid through the liquid tube by positioning a tapered front end of the needle. The trigger assembly includes a trigger that has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the opening of the liquid tube is closed by the needle. In a second position, the liquid tube is opened to discharge a liquid from an opening of the liquid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gennadi Fedorov
  • Patent number: 8091804
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a housing that has a spraying unit and a trigger assembly. The spraying unit is a removable insert within the housing. The spraying unit includes an air chamber that is coupled to a liquid tank. A front end portion of the air chamber has a nozzle. The air chamber receives a liquid tube that opens in the nozzle. The liquid tube receives a needle and the needle and the liquid tube are coaxial with each other. The trigger assembly controls the flow of liquid through the liquid tube by positioning a tapered front end of the needle. The trigger assembly includes a trigger that has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the opening of the liquid tube is closed by the needle. In a second position, the liquid tube is opened to discharge a liquid from an opening of the liquid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gennadi Fedorov
  • Patent number: 8074899
    Abstract: Make-up application systems are provided that comprise an air compressor unit, an airbrush connected to the air compressor unit, the airbrush having a gravity feed cup, and a tube connecting the air compressor unit to the airbrush. A cosmetic formulation comprising at least one mineral and water may be introduced into the gravity feed cup, which may then be aspirated into the airbrush and dispersed in a fine mist or atomized spray for delivery on a surface such as a person's skin. The system permits a more flawless make-up application finish for the face, neck and chest, and body, permitting feathering and blending not capable with traditional brush or sponge make-up application systems. Advantages are numerous and include, a more desirable appearance, longer lasting and quicker drying make-up, avoidance of harmful toxins and skin irritants, and enhanced hygienic application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Luminess LP
    Inventor: Pershant Mehta
  • Patent number: 8052072
    Abstract: In a device for spraying on pigmented liquids by means of an air flow comprising a base body, a spray nozzle disposed at the front side of the base body, wherein a needle is disposed centrally in the spray nozzle, a compressed air inlet and an adjacent compressed air duct, an outlet opening for a pigmented liquid, wherein a controllable compressed air flow is supplied via the compressed air duct and is guided past the outlet opening for the pigmented liquid where it is loaded with droplets of liquid, these droplets of liquid being discharged through the spray nozzle as long as the compressed air flow is maintained, wherein the nozzle and the needle are disposed in a nozzle head that is removable or replaceable, respectively, as a whole, it is provided that a receptacle for the pigmented liquid to be sprayed on is disposed in the nozzle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Kriesmair
  • Publication number: 20110253805
    Abstract: An atomized cleaning device includes a container, an atomizing module, and a sprayer. The container has a chamber for receiving a liquid. The atomizing module has a sleeve and an air inlet pipe. The atomizing module is provided with an air hole to connect the air inlet pipe to the chamber to introduce a part of the air current of the air inlet pipe into the chamber. Thus, when the smaller partial air current of the air current in the air inlet pipe is introduced through the air hole into the chamber to balance the air pressure in the chamber, the cleaning liquid in the chamber is accelerated to flow into the sprayer by suction of the larger partial air current to increase the flow rate of the atomized liquid largely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Jui-Jen Lee
  • 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: 7878418
    Abstract: An atomizer provides a control of duty cycle or a motor driving a diaphragm pump. By providing precise, high-speed flow through an eductor nozzle, improved atomization occurs. However, to control the total volume of atomized liquid discharged, the delay time between operational time periods may also be controlled. Thus, a very effective atomizer provides economical use of essential oils by control duty cycle. Precision modeling provides highly integrated subsystems providing superior performance and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Early Vaughn Sevy
  • Patent number: 7878425
    Abstract: A conventional liquid spray gun having a compressed air supply equipped with a liquid, e.g. paint, container for supplying the liquid to be sprayed onto a target surface. The container has a closed bottom, an open top and a cylindrical sidewall. A removable cover is attached over the open top of the container, and the cover has a pair of apertures extending through it, one of which holds a proximal end of a rigid tube whose distal end extends to a point close to the container's bottom. Slidingly mounted on the rigid tube is a generally circular, movable plunger whose periphery engages the cylindrical sidewall of the container. Pressurized air injected through the second aperture in the cover forces the plunger against the liquid's surface and causes the liquid to flow through the lumen of the rigid tube to the liquid inlet port of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Handzel, Joseph W. Kieffer, Christopher J. Sulzer, Christopher W. Carleton
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20100224701
    Abstract: In a device for spraying on pigmented liquids by means of an air flow comprising a base body, a spray nozzle disposed at the front side of the base body, wherein a needle is disposed centrally in the spray nozzle, a compressed air inlet and an adjacent compressed air duct, an outlet opening for a pigmented liquid, wherein a controllable compressed air flow is supplied via the compressed air duct and is guided past the outlet opening for the pigmented liquid where it is loaded with droplets of liquid, these droplets of liquid being discharged through the spray nozzle as long as the compressed air flow is maintained, wherein the nozzle and the needle are disposed in a nozzle head that is removable or replaceable, respectively, as a whole, it is provided that a receptacle for the pigmented liquid to be sprayed on is disposed in the nozzle head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Bernd Kriesmair
  • Patent number: 7731106
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a gas-compression spray device, wherein the nozzle assembly containing all of the wettable parts is detachable from the body of the spray device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Nano Mist International, LLC
    Inventors: August K. Doner, G. Thomas Ray
  • Patent number: 7712683
    Abstract: A removable replaceable cartridge for use with a liquid diffusing device. The cartridge includes a venturi, a conduit extending to the venturi, a mixing area and an outlet path for atomizing and dispersing a liquid within the cartridge. A diffusion device including a removable replaceable cartridge received within a housing. The housing includes a source of compressed gas which is directed into the cartridge. A venturi head with a unitary body for use with a diffusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Prolitec, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Robert, Richard Weening
  • Patent number: 7677470
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a gas can and a sprayer/joint combination. The gas can is formed with a collar defining a cutout. The sprayer/joint combination includes a frame, two shoes, an expanding element and a sprayer. The frame defines two slots and includes a block formed thereon and disposed in the cutout. The shoes are pivotally connected to the frame, and each of them includes a head and a tail. The expanding element includes a cam with two lobes. The expanding element can be pivoted between a locking position where the lobes push the heads of the shoes against the collar of the gas can and an unlocking position where the lobes contact the tails of the shoes. The sprayer includes a nozzle, a knob and a connective unit. The connective unit of the sprayer is connected to the expanding element through the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Jan-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 7625016
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for connecting a fluid supply assembly to a fluid applicator. The adapter provides a connection between the fluid supply assembly and the fluid applicator that can be engaged quickly, easily, and securely, and which has a strong tight seal around the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 7617995
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an apparatus for applying texture materials to wall and ceiling surfaces, and more particularly to an improved hopper gun with an internal air control valve for controlling the on and off function of the atomizing air stream and an integrated flow control valve to manage the volume/pressure ratio of the pressurized atomizing air. The air control valve and flow control valve integrated into the improved hopper gun provides improved control over the texturing process and simplified operation of the improved hopper gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Wallboard Tool Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Florio
  • Publication number: 20090277975
    Abstract: A mixer mount for mounting a mixer to a sprayer cart includes a mixer clamp, a mixer bracket mount, a mixer bracket pivot and a support assembly. The mixer clamp is connected to the mixer bracket mount. The mixer bracket mount is connected to a mixer bracket pivot at a pivot point. The mixer bracket pivot slidably engages in the support assembly so that the distance between the mixer clamp and the support assembly may be changed. The support assembly is capable of connecting to a sprayer cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Barry W. Mattson, James C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7607591
    Abstract: An airbrush apparatus for use in generating a design on a desired object is disclosed. The apparatus and method of use are disclosed wherein the airbrush apparatus comprises a housing, boom, and sprayer head. A fluid to be applied is contained in individual cartridges and is drawn out by a vacuum effect caused by air that is being pumped from the housing across a feed tube which is in fluid communication with the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary M. Barch, Paul J. Corsi, Douglas F. Melville, Jr., Charles W. Dietterich, Luis Rodrigo PiƱeiro, Robert J. Henry, Wolfgang Witz
  • Publication number: 20090261182
    Abstract: An airbrush having a nozzle through which gas can flow, the end of the nozzle having an inclined surface. The apparatus also includes support means for a liquid source which, in use, is directed towards the inclined surface of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Laja Materials Ltd.
    Inventor: Terence Bolton