Supported Exteriorly Of Flow Outlet Patents (Class 239/515)
  • Patent number: 10286163
    Abstract: A hand-held aerosolized inhaler that delivers an aerosolized solution to the user on demand when he or she inhales is provided. A pressure or flow sensor within the invention detects the change in air flow as the user inhales and triggers spraying the aerosol solution only when the inhaled breath stream will optimally entrain the sprayed aerosol. The pressure or flow sensor sends an electronic signal to turn on or off liquid and air pumps as the user breathes. Liquid, or liquid and air are pumped to the nozzle inside the invention to create an aerosolized mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Philip J. Paustian, Robert J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10151411
    Abstract: A connector is provided for holding a deformable tube, and includes a connection head, an inner portion extending from the head, an outer portion extending from the head and at least partially surrounding the inner portion to define a tube entry passage, the entry passage has a constricting area of lesser width than the width of the tube wall, and the outer and inner portions move relative to each other to allow entry of the tube past the constricting area and further into the passage, after insertion of the tube past the constricting area, and on application of a translational force to the tube, the outer and inner portions are configured to bear further against the elastically deformable tube such that the tube is held between the inner and the outer portions. At least one of the outer portion and the inner portion is at least partially helical in construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PUKU LIMITED
    Inventor: Simon Garry Moore
  • Patent number: 9987642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for producing aerosol. The apparatus comprising a first atomizer for producing a first aerosol jet and a second atomizer for producing a second aerosol jet, each atomizer comprising an atomizing head in which the liquid is atomized into an atomized aerosol jet. Said atomizers further comprise a focusing part arranged to restrain the atomized aerosol jet for providing a punctual aerosol jet, said focusing part extending directly from the atomizing head. The first and second atomizer form an atomizer pair such that the atomizers are aligned towards each other for colliding the aerosol jets to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BENEQ OY
    Inventors: Ville Alitalo, Kai Asikkala, Simo Tammela, Sauli Virtanen
  • Patent number: 9266126
    Abstract: There is disclosed a water spray plate having micro-shower-holes formed therein to expand a passage area of liquid. The plurality of the shower hole arrays formed to unit sprayed liquids may be arranged and there may be an effect of enabling the user to feel that sufficient liquid is supplied even if a small amount of liquid is supplied. As a result, the substantial amount of the liquid used by the user may be reduced and there may be a water-saving effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Jang Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8657208
    Abstract: A flow gate includes first and second body members, first and second flow control members, and first and second locking mechanisms. The first and second body members operatively attach to and detach from each other. The first and second flow control members adjust between an open position, a closed position, and a plurality of partially opened positions. The first and second locking mechanisms selectively prevent and allow adjustment of the first and second flow control members. The first and second flow control members prevent the flow of material from an associated spreader when both the first and second flow control members are in the closed position, and allow the flow of material from the associated spreader when either the first or the second flow control member is in the opened position or in one of the plurality of partially opened positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Meyer Products, LLC
    Inventors: James A Kost, Andrew L Outcalt
  • Patent number: 8353356
    Abstract: A pendant sprinkler preferably includes a body having an inner surface defining a passageway. The passageway includes an inlet and an outlet spaced apart along the longitudinal axis and defines a K-factor of about 5. The sprinkler also includes a closure assembly adjacent the outlet to occlude the outlet and a thermally responsive support means for maintaining the closure assembly adjacent the outlet. Also provided are means for distributing a flow of fluid over a protection area ranging from about 144 square feet to about 400 square feet, the fluid distribution having a density of at least 0.05 gallons per minute per square foot (0.05 gpm/ft2) so as to define a range of minimum operating pressures ranging from about seven pounds per square inch to about seventeen pounds per square inch (7-17 psi.) and a range of minimum operating fluid flows ranging from about thirteen gallons per minute to about twenty gallons per minute (13-20 gpm.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8043501
    Abstract: The invention concerns a reactant injector for equipping a water treatment reactor, comprising a nozzle associated with a dispersing member, and a corresponding water treatment device. The invention concerns an injector (2) of a reagent into a reactor (2) of a water treatment device, characterized in that said injector (2) comprises at least one nozzle (21) for injecting a jet of said agent, said nozzle being associated with a member for dispersing (22) said jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: OTV SA
    Inventors: Abderrahmane Maloum, Abdelkader Gaid
  • Publication number: 20090014559
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in dispensing a fluid, such as water or a foaming agent to extinguish a fire, comprises a longitudinal body that comprises a plurality of helical shaped cam paths. The cam paths allow the operator of the nozzle to adjust a flow setting for the nozzle by moving a flow adjustment mechanism that is operatively associated with the cam paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: WATERSHIELD LLC
    Inventor: Robert M. Marino
  • Patent number: 7303152
    Abstract: A specialized nozzle assembly that dispenses spray patterns of varying textures, e.g., coarse or fine particles; for use in an aerosol system for applying a spray texture material to a wall or like supporting structure. The nozzle assembly includes an elongated passageway and a generally cone-shaped member attached thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: John R. Woods
  • Patent number: 7255291
    Abstract: A multifunctional sprinkler structure comprises a water motor having an outlet seat and a top cover mounted to a top-end side, and two adjusting seats and a water supply seat assembled onto a bottom-end side. The bottom-end side of the water motor has a guide groove with a restrictive hole for the extension of a switch shaft there-through. The outlet seat has a water-discharge chamber with multiple barriers extending thereon corresponding to an impeller of the water motor, and an oblique-extending central guide port matching to a spray nozzle having multiple water-guiding ribs obliquely extending towards the same direction therein. Therefore, the barriers of the outlet seat and the water-guiding ribs of the spray nozzle are utilized to correspond to the direction of the water flow so that the water discharge can be easily switched to eject either in more direct and forceful column-like spray or in more expanding spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventor: Shun Nan Lo
  • Patent number: 7210640
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for multi-mode fuel injection is disclosed. A sleeve is disposed about a fuel injector tip movable between a first and second position and wherein the sleeve is capable of impinging the fuel spray as it enters into the combustion chamber. By impinging the fuel spray, different spray profiles or plumes can be obtained allowing the fuel injector to inject in different modes, including homogenous charge compression ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: John M. Clarke, Kevin P. Duffy, Ronald P. Maloney, Devin C. Tornow
  • Patent number: 6978942
    Abstract: A system for assisting in the atomisation of liquid particles conveyed in a gas stream flowing along a flow path having a rigid boundary, said system involving the creation of one or more shock waves in the gas stream. In a preferred embodiment, the system comprises a fuel injection nozzle (10) comprising a fluid flow passage (43) terminating at a discharge orifice (15) and incorporating a delivery port (33) defined between a valve seat (31) and a valve member (23) movable with respect to the valve seat for opening and closing the delivery port. Fuel is delivered along the fluid flow passage (43) into a combustion chamber through the discharge orifice (15) upon opening of the delivery port (33). The valve member (23) devines an inner boundary surface (47) of the flow passage (43) and the valve seat (31) defines at least part of an outer boundary surface (45) of the flow passage (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) Pty Limited
    Inventor: Peter John Murdoch
  • Patent number: 6109537
    Abstract: A release rate modulator for use with membrane-based formulations systems to control the release of a substance. The release rate modulator is formed from perforated polypropylene containing approximately 36 holes/cm.sup.2. Each hole is approximately 1 mm.sup.2 in size. The flow of substance passes through the holes and the membrane before reaching the surrounding environment. The use of the modulator improves the duration of substance release and provides a more constant release of the substance compared to unpredictable release rates obtained when the formulations systems did not contain the modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Robert R. Heath
  • Patent number: 6038812
    Abstract: A vase or similar container which includes a display support is formed by a tubular member having an open upper end, a closed lower end, a base support included in the closed lower end and an upper support disposed within the upper region of the tubular member. A vertically disposed elongated support rod is supported in the lower end of the tubular member and extends upwardly through the upper mounting aperture to support an electric motor for driving an active display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventors: Paul Belokin, Martin P. Belokin, Norman P. Belokin, Linda C. Baxter
  • Patent number: 6029900
    Abstract: A bomb shaped air freshener device 10 including a hollow spherical housing member 20 dimensioned to receive a scent dispensing unit 12. The upper portion 21 of the housing member 20 is provided with at least one scent dispensing aperture 25 and operatively associated with an adjustable closure unit 13 wherein at least a portion 65 of the adjustable closure unit 13 is dimensioned and configured to resemble the fuse of a bomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Jorge A. Quinones
  • Patent number: 5970643
    Abstract: An apparatus to enhance the use of scents including a housing which has an interior surface and an external surface. The housing also has an input end and an output end and downwardly extending legs. A fan is provided with a drive shaft. The fan is located within the housing adjacent to the output end. A foam padding is provided and is located adjacent to the inlet end of the housing to hold the fan during operation and use. A source of potential is provided with an associated line coupled to the fan motor and with an off/on switch to selectively energize and de-energize the power source and the fan. Lastly, a radial aperture is formed in the upper extent of the housing in proximity to the output end and a liquid-retaining sponge member has a quantity of animal-attracting fluid therein and a line having an upper end extending through, and supporting within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph W. Gawel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5947686
    Abstract: Fan blade covers which are particularly useful for covering ceiling fan blades. The covers are easily removed and cleaned providing a safe means for cleaning ceiling fan blades. The covers are provided in numerous colors and decorative patterns allowing the selection of covers which match a room decor. The covers also comprise a balancing arrangement for the fan which includes a pocket positioned on the upper surface of the cover and a dispensing arrangement for dispensing and distributing deodorant throughout a room which includes a vented pocket for receiving a deodorant canister while the vented pocket and canister includes a visual deodorant depletion indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Tina M. Keyes
  • Patent number: 5903710
    Abstract: This invention provides an air freshener dispenser device comprising (1) a disposable air freshener cartridge, (2) a disposable electrical plug housing, and (3) a reusable electrical plug for engaging a wall electrical outlet. The cartridge has an elongated thermoplastic hollow body configuration with a sealed internal reservoir chamber of liquid air freshener medium, and the upper section of the cartridge body is shaped to a flat shallow extension of the cartridge chamber. An electrical-resistance heating element is affixed on the inner surface of the cartridge chamber shallow extension. A thin wick matrix extends internally from the cartridge chamber bottom up to the top of the chamber shallow extension. The cartridge has an integrally structured means adapted for removal of a top portion of the cartridge chamber shallow extension to expose an upper section of wick matrix to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Wefler, John Martin
  • Patent number: 5881954
    Abstract: By a method of atomising fluids a predetermined amount of fluid is provided between a first surface (63) and a second surface (68) being spaced from one another. The two surfaces (63, 68) are then moved towards one another, until the first surface over its entire extent essentially is in contact with the second surface. The movement is carried out at such a speed that the fluid between the two surfaces is pressed out to the ambience via the periphery of the surfaces with a velocity sufficient to atomise the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Danmist APS
    Inventor: Steen Erik Holm
  • Patent number: 5725152
    Abstract: An air freshener dispenser is provided with an emanator medium which is easily replaced, allowing for sustainable use of the container. The dispenser is characterized by having a head section consisting of a head assembly and a fixing member. The head assembly is detachably connected to the container, comprising a cylindrical cap member having a plurality of threads for mating with threads on the outer periphery of the container neck and an exterior ornamental part extending upwardly and outspreadly from the outermost periphery of the cap member. The fixing member is inserted into the space surrounded by the thread in such a way that the emanator medium is firmly held therebetween, its base being in tight contact with the wick which carries the fragrant liquid thereto by capillary action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Okamoto Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Muneki Akyu
  • Patent number: 5609276
    Abstract: There is disclosed a closure device (1) for attachment to the neck (2) of a container (3). The device has inner (4) and outer (5) coaxial parts movable one relative to the other and each has an exit orifice for the flow of fluid therethrough. The flow of fluid is controlled by one part being movable axially relative to the other part. A control device comprising a frusto-conical valve plug (10) on the outer part controls the flow of fluid from the container so that the movable one of the parts is movable between a closed off condition, an open conical pattern condition, and an open jet stream condition of fluid flow. Accordingly, the user of the closure device has a choice of type of fluid flow to be emitted from the container when the container is squeezed. The inner and outer parts are preferably interconnnected by a quick rise cam arrangement to assist quick separation of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith J. Greatbatch
  • Patent number: 5439714
    Abstract: In order to effect thermal spraying of an inner surface at an optimal thermal spray distance depending upon thermal spray conditions, a method for thermal spraying of the inner surface includes the steps of inserting a thermal spray material bending member 3 having an inclined guide plane 8 at its tip face into the opening so as to face a thermal spray gun 1, moving the thermal spray gun 1 and the thermal spray material bending member 3 in synchronization with each other while maintaining the distance between the thermal spray gun 1 and the thermal spray material bending member 3 at a predetermined value and changing the direction of a thermal spray jet 4 jetted straight from the thermal spray gun 1 by the thermal spray material bending member 3 to spray the thermal spray jet 4 on the inner surface of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Mori, Kenji Shimoda, Hiroshi Harada
  • Patent number: 5409170
    Abstract: An impaction classifier is provided for generating submicron sized liquid droplets. A liquid spray of liquid droplets from a primary nebulizer is directed at an impaction device, producing droplets of smaller size. These smaller droplets are directed into a chamber and around a shroud where larger droplets are separated out. The smaller droplets then exit the chamber through one or more outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. Burwell, Roger C. Emerick, James R. O'Coin, David L. Steimke, James L. Yanosy
  • Patent number: 5392379
    Abstract: An aroma generator has a toroidal incense container with a toroidal channel and cylindrical walls. A toroidal channel floor is extended in a plane perpendicular to an axis that is common to the cylindrical walls of the toroidal channel. A bulb-attachment wall having a central bulb orifice is extended inward radially at a design distance from a base of the toroidal incense container. A cover plate is held in a covering position over the toroidal channel by attachment appendages on a cylindrical attachment sleeve. At least one attachment appendage is extended outward radially from a distal end of the cylindrical attachment sleeve and positioned in at least one arcuate attachment channel in an outside surface of the inside cylindrical wall for attachment of the cover plate to the aroma generator. A plurality of spacer ridges are extended radially from the cover plate to provide aroma-discharge passages between the cover plate and top edges of the toroidal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Ornamotor, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Fussell
  • Patent number: 5353546
    Abstract: A combination vase and air fragrance dispenser comprised of two interconnecting vessels, one to hold natural or artificial flowers, the other to hold air treatment material and dissipate fragrance to the atmosphere. Its two-vessel construction makes it possible to completely separate flowers and air treatment material, preventing contamination of the flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Ronald F. Bock
  • Patent number: 5342584
    Abstract: An air freshener device (200) has a cartridge (100). The cartridge (100) has a housing (101) having a tray (102). A first fragrance (105) is in a first cavity (103) and a second fragrance (106) is in a second cavity (104). A fragrance diffuser (130) is operatively connected to the tray (102) and positioned over the compartments of the tray. A removable cover is operatively connected to the tray to seal the open tops of the cavities. A battery cover (116) has a first side operatively connected to the housing and a second side connected to the housing after a battery is enclosed in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara L. Fritz, John T. Olson, Stephen A. Morganson, William E. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5307584
    Abstract: A deer scent dispenser is provided for use in the field to attract deer. The dispenser is comprised of a cylindrical container provided with a bottom reservoir for liquid deer scent. The upper part of the container has plastic screen walls which hold a wick of absorbent biodegradable rayon, cotton or the like. The wick is supported upon a spindle and spaced from the interior wall of the container to provide for maximum diffusion and avoid dripping of scent on the wall. A cap closes the container at the top and a loop or bail detachable at one end for fitting over a support such as a branch is provided for supporting the container. The screen wall of the container has openings of a sufficient size to provide visual inspection for the condition of the wick and the reservoir and to receive a probe for moving the wick to ascertain the level of the liquid. The reservoir may be filled with liquid from the top by opening the cap or through the screen by slightly tilting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Robert Jarvis
  • Patent number: 5292070
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is an apparatus for the integral sprinkling of liquids laden with solid materials in suspension of appropriate granulometry, such as a blanket of marc in wine-making, contained in a vat having a vertically movable cone (1) disposed at the bottom part (8) of a return pipe (2a) of constant section on which it slides by means of a sleeve (3) and is held by means of an arm (23) provided with a projection (4) resting on the periphery (5a) of a cam (5) affixed to a shaft (6) connected to a variable-speed electric motor (7) so that, during the continuous rotation of the motor (7) the cone (1) will be positioned at variable heights with respect to the bottom part (8) of the pipe (2) in order to sprinkle the surface integrally with the liquid, and to distribute a quantity of liquid in a uniform manner at any point on the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventors: David Gilbert, David Bruno
  • Patent number: 5289751
    Abstract: A humidifier for a wooden stringed instrument. The humidifier comprises a stiff, vapor-permeable tubular member having a cap attached to one end thereof. The humidifier is supported in a hole in the side wall of the stringed instrument, the stiffness of the tubular member allows the humidifier to be cantilevered within the sound box so that the tubular member does not contact the interior of the sound box. In a preferred embodiment, the humidifier is mounted in a hole extending through the string anchor insert of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Herbert M. Light
  • Patent number: 5234162
    Abstract: An air freshener device (10) having a cartridge (14) and a cartridge housing (16) is disclosed. The housing (16) has a sealed first cavity (18) and a sealed second cavity (20) having a first fragrance (22) and a second fragrance (24), respectively. First and second cavities (18) and (20) have first and second opening (34) and (54) respectively. The device (10) includes a housing (12) having air passage openings (70), (76), (78), a fan (82) and power means (80) and also supports cartridge (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5232165
    Abstract: Sprinkling device for installation in showers at the outlet of a water pipe is provided with at least one deflector having a plurality of peripheral vanes of a central spindle which is coaxially mounted in a first, preferably cylindrical, inner chamber. The inner chamber is housed in a socket which is tightly screwed into the end of the water pipe, and has a downward extension formed by a second cylindrical or conical inner chamber which opens onto a calibrated nozzle. A perforated outlet plate can be moved towards or away from the nozzle, and forms the front of a concentric sleeve which is slidably mounted around the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Pierre Tournier
  • Patent number: 5233680
    Abstract: An electrically activated aromatic ornament (1, 9, 20, 28 and 29) has a wreath shaped structure in which an electrical heater (2) activates a volatile aromatic material (30) to cause incense gases to be exhausted through selective orifices (22 and 24) proximate decorative objects. Electrical power can be provided through such limited power electrical conductors as Christmas tree light cords (5 and 6) for hanging small sizes of this aromatic ornament on Christmas trees or on other fragile objects. Electrical power can be provided also through standard extension cords (31 and 32) for larger sizes to be hung on larger and more sturdy structures. Decorative items such as natural leaves, flowers, ribbons and artificial plants can be attached to some embodiments of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Ornamotor, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Fussell
  • Patent number: 5226599
    Abstract: A flush sprinkler has a sprinkler unit raisable and lowerable in hydraulic manner in a shaft and, several nozzle units, which, as required, can be switched into a sprinkling state with an upper nozzle selecting handle and whose nozzle jets can be modified independently by a jet spreading member adjustable with an associated jet adjusting handle. There are also rings for varying a spray spreading angle as a function of size and position. The handles are raisable and lowerable with the sprinkler unit and therefore easily accessible. For cleaning the bearing of the sprinkler unit, an automatically valve-controlled flushing device is provided. For the reliable draining of the sprinkler, a drain valve is provided directly in the water flow and its body is clipped into a valve bore of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Gardena Kress & Kastner GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lindermeir, Ram K. Agrawal, Johann Schaffer, Frantz Lopic, Christian Stephany
  • Patent number: 5161680
    Abstract: A protective device attachable to outer garment for self-protection of a person against criminal attack comprises an ornamental, pliable, hollow body having inserted therein an easily breakable ampul containing a volatile foul smelling fluid which is emitted through apertures in the body of the device when the ampul is fractured by squeezing said body. When worn by a woman, the device is particularly useful for deterring an assault by a rapist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventor: Laurence E. Badgley
  • Patent number: 4998671
    Abstract: A multiple compartment flexible package having a receiving compartment adapted to contain one or more liquid impermeable, rupturable containers, a dispensing compartment containing an absorbent material and a passageway interposed between the compartments. Upon the application of pressure to the receiving compartment, the inner liquid container is ruptured and the liquid bursting from the inner container is directed by the passageway to the absorbent material within the dispensing compartment. The liquid contents of the inner container are absorbed by the absorbent material and dispensed therefrom at a rate depending upon the application of the package. The dispensing compartment may have a portion thereof permeable to the liquid contents or may have one or more apertures in one surface thereof adjacent the absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventor: David H. Leifheit
  • Patent number: 4993643
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly has an outer body that is fixed to the cylinder head and an inner valve that moves to a fixed open position to discharge a fuel/compressed air or gas mixture into the combustion chamber. A control sleeve surrounds the injector body and is axially movable with respect to it to various positions to interact with the spray pattern of the fuel mixture being discharged from the nozzle to vary the shape or pattern of the fuel spray as a function of different engine operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Michael M. Schechter, Michael B. Levin
  • Patent number: 4969599
    Abstract: Article for scent-sight-range (SSR) use in hunting legal game animals comprising a cover telescopically housing a spike body enclosing a preformed column of absorbent material for saturation with a hunter selected lure liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Inventor: Dennis Campbell
  • Patent number: 4878615
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the evaporation of a solution into the ambient air. The apparatus contains a reservoir having at least one elastic wall; a first compartment outside the reservoir having an opening to the ambient air; a passage which may be intermittently opened and closed, connecting the reservoir to the first compartment; and, an absorbent material placed on a support which is outside both the reservoir and the first compartment, and which is in contact with the first compartment. By exerting pressure on the elastic wall of the reservoir, solution may be transferred from the reservoir to the first compartment through the passage when it is open. The passage is kept closed during the time intervals between intermittent transfers of the solution. The portion of solution which has been transferred to the first compartment is gradually and continuously transferred to the absorbent material for evaporation to the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Givaudan Corporation
    Inventor: Salvatore A. Losi
  • Patent number: 4842199
    Abstract: A self-adjusting rotary-arm irrigation sprinkler comprises an intermediate piece (8) between the propulsion tube (1) and rotary arm (13), which supports the rotary arm and the position of which is adjustable in height relative to the propulsion tube by means connected to the propulsion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 4813606
    Abstract: An oscillating sprayer for spraying water on surrounding areas including a cylindrical main body and a support for rotatably supporting a lower part of the main body. An inclined nozzle extends radially outwardly and upwardly from the main body and an adjustable water stream deflector is disposed on the main body for adjusting the height of a water stream ejected from the nozzle by intercepting the water stream at a plurality of points spaced from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Uniflex Utiltime S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giacomo Brusadin
  • Patent number: 4790485
    Abstract: A gun head constituting the front section of an electrostatic powder painting gun makes the pattern of powder flow spouted out therefrom into the form of a flat fan-like shape to decrease the velocity of the powder flow traveling toward a workpiece to be painted to thereby enhance the efficiency of adhesion of the powder paint to the workpiece. A spout section of an end wall of a cylindrical body constituting a fundamental section of the gun head has a pair of opposed slits bored therein such that the spacing between these slits decreases progressively as approaching the outer ends thereof, and the inner ends of these slits communicate with a powder path formed inside the cylindrical body at opposed spots close to the inner surface of the powder path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Onoda Cement Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4739928
    Abstract: An air freshener dispenser of the type containing in a reservoir a liquid fragrance composition comprising a necked container, a wick provided in the neck, an emanator pad holder retaining within a containment enclosure an absorbent or emanator pad in contact with the wick, and a cover member including at least one fragrance-diffusion aperture, the emanator pad holder including means defining at least one fragrance diffusion channel, the emanator pad being detachably rotatable within the cover member, whereby rotation of the cover member brings the diffusion aperture and the diffusion channel into registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventor: William J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 4732321
    Abstract: A room deodorizer that relies on the fact that oil and water do not mix and that oil is lighter than water, to the end that water can be used to drive the perfume oils out of a paper matrix or the like by molecular displacement consequently, instead of having a perfume solution moving up a wick, it is provided that water rises from a reservoir by capillary action into an upper portion of a wick which is impregnated with perfume oil, and because of the molecular displacement of the oil by the water, the perfume oil is thereby driven to the surface when it evaporates into the ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Inventor: John E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 4726519
    Abstract: A device for both instant and continuous dispensing of an air-treating composition. The device has a pressurized vessel with a valve stem, an actuator-overcap, and an absorbent member adjacent to vented actuator-overcap walls. The actuator-overcap, which is preferably a single integrally-molded piece, has an actuator button and a channel member engaged with the stem and terminating in a spray orifice. The channel member and/or the valve stem have outlets for directing liquid onto the absorbent member, and the spray orifice, outlets and liquid passageway are configured such that the rate of discharge onto the absorbent member exceeds the rate of spray discharge into the air, preferably by more than 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Erland L. Muoio
  • Patent number: 4718976
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for plasma treatment by the use of a plasma generating chamber and a separate treating chamber in which an activated gas, excited in the plasma generating chamber, is introduced into the treating chamber, distributed within the treating chamber by a gas diffusing plate, and then is brought into contact with a material to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Shuzo Fujimura
  • Patent number: 4621768
    Abstract: This invention relates to a diffusing device for volatile liquids to affect the immediate environment, or perfume or deodorize a room; such device comprising a bottle (1) containing the liquid for diffusion (2), in which a wick (M) is partially immersed; a cover cap (3) fitted to the said bottle by means of a snap-on system (3a), capable of being rotated but not moved in a vertical direction, and provided with slits or ports (F) for the passage of the air; a wick-holder (11-13) fitted to the neck (6) of the said bottle by means of a snap-on system and prevented from rotating, and taking the form of a sleeve provided with slits or ports (V) for the passage of air and with an external screw thread; and an internal cap (10) consisting of an internally-threaded skirt (15) designed to engage with external thread (16) of the said wick holder, and having in addition vertical grooves on the outside (14) designed slidably to engage with a vertical sleeve (9) which forms an integral part of the upper portion of the afo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Lhoste, Thierry Delage
  • Patent number: 4611761
    Abstract: A spray wand for cleaning the viewing surface of a rearview mirror on a vehicle. The wand is constructed of a flexible material enabling it to bend under pressure in an accurate manner to cause air and/or fluid dispensed from the wand nozzle to sweep the mirror surface. The rearview mirror is positioned in order to deflect a substantial part of the spray onto the side glass of the vehicle. Thus, both the surface of the rearview mirror and the side glass of the vehicle are cleaned by the spray wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventor: Stephen L. Pollard
  • Patent number: 4583686
    Abstract: An air-treating article of the type having an enclosed volatile composition which will permeate through a film to be dispensed to the atmosphere. A grill-like cover member protects the film from human contact and a peelable impermeable strip under the cover member is adhered to the film until it is peeled away by means of a leader. The leader is attached at its proximal end to one end of the strip, overlies the strip under the cover member, and terminates in a gripping end outside the cover member. The strip may be peeled away to expose the film while the cover member remains in place protecting the film. In preferred embodiments the composition is a free liquid, and a use-up indicator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Martens, Gerald H. Schuebel
  • Patent number: 4569485
    Abstract: A variable precipitation rate mist emitter (10) is disclosed. The emitter includes an emitter head (14) having an inlet opening (19), an outlet opening (26), a deflector disc (28) spaced from the opening for redirecting the water flowing from the outlet opening, and a projection (42) extending from the deflector disc toward the outlet. The projection has a tapered exterior surface with its smallest dimension adjacent the outlet opening and its largest dimension adjacent the deflector disc. A mechanism (30, 54, 56) for adjusting the position of the projection relative to the outlet opening locates a preselected and variable portion of the projection in the outlet opening whereby the size of the opening and the precipitation rate of the emitter are adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Joseph J. Walto
  • Patent number: 4537351
    Abstract: A simplified vaporizing dispenser features snap attachment of a base cap to an inverted container, positive "ON" and "OFF" adjustments for the respective activation and deactivation of the dispenser, the use of an absorbent sheet shaped in the form of the frustum of a cone with the narrow end inserted in an annular well for isolating the wetting area of the absorbent material from the vaporizing area and thereby enabling waving of the dispenser about in the air without spilling liquid, and an outer decorative sleeve that enables adjustment in the emitted vapor level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Daniel C. Wilson