Miscellaneous (e.g., Resilient Nozzle) Patents (Class 239/602)
  • Patent number: 10801100
    Abstract: Metallic materials with multimodal microstructure and methods of forming the metallic materials are disclosed. Exemplary methods allow for tuning of desired properties of the metallic materials and of devices including the metallic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Jagannathan Rajagopalan, Rohit Berlia
  • Patent number: 10695216
    Abstract: A method and assembly for attaching to a container and configured to reduce the volume of a droplet of fluid ejected from the container wherein the assembly is securable to the container without alteration of the container and wherein the volume of the droplet is reduced on a microliter scale. The assembly comprises a base for securing a neck of the container; a tip for securing over a dispensing outlet of the container; and optionally a cap for securing over the tip and connecting to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nanodropper, LLC
    Inventors: Allisa Jungha Song, Elias Lee Baker
  • Patent number: 9731253
    Abstract: There is a standpipe arrangement for holding and for supplying gas to aerators in a clarifying basin. The standpipe arrangement comprises a pipe conduit with holding means for aerators, with gas openings to the aerators and with means of fastening the pipe conduit on the base of the clarifying basin. The pipe conduit comprises several support pipes connected to each other, at the connection points of which fastening means are arranged. By way of the fastening means the support pipes are fixed both at a distance above the base of the clarifying basin as well as laterally and against rotation about the pipe axis, but can be moved along the pipe axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander Ott
  • Patent number: 9522407
    Abstract: Distribution device for coloring products, comprising a collector for dispensing nozzles and corresponding nozzles mounted thereon. The collector comprises a containing body provided with one or more through cavities. In correspondence with one end associated to an external surface the containing body is provided with a positioning element. The containing body is provided with a seating, inside the external surface, disposed at the end of each of the through cavities, defining a wider portion with respect to the cross section of the corresponding through cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: COROB S.P.A. CON SOCIO UNICO
    Inventor: Marcello Bettini
  • Patent number: 9199400
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to injection mold components, assemblies, and molding system that include superhard materials. Such injection mold components, assemblies, and systems may decrease wear of certain injection mold components, which may result in improved productivity of the injection mold and molding systems that utilize such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Keith Judd, Terry Mitchell Lewis
  • Patent number: 9193103
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to injection mold assemblies that include superhard materials, such as polycrystalline diamond compacts (“PDCs”), and related injection mold presses, components, and methods. The superhard materials are positioned to define at least a portion of a mold cavity for injection molding. Superhard materials may be fully or partially encapsulated by a substrate and the superhard materials and substrate may be secured to the injection mold. Superhard materials may be formed or otherwise separated from a substrate and secured to the injection mold without support of a substrate. Superhard materials may also be attachable to an injection mold to define only a portion of a mold cavity. In an embodiment, an injection mold insert includes a superhard material for insertion into a generic cavity within an injection mold assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Keith Judd
  • Patent number: 9010664
    Abstract: An adjustable nozzle comprising a nozzle body with an inlet, an outlet, and a passageway having a smooth bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. The passageway has an inner dimension transverse to the central axis of the nozzle and a compressible wall wherein the inner dimension is adjustable to adjust the flow rate through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric N. Combs, Todd B. Lozier
  • Patent number: 8939383
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded frame section for an agricultural sprayer boom is provided. One agricultural sprayer boom section includes a first support member and a second support member disposed adjacent to the first support member. The boom section also includes a side plate adhesively bonded to a first lateral side of the first support member, and to a first lateral side of the second support member to couple the first support member to the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Patent number: 8936670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for treating water of the spray type, such as a deaerator or preheater. According to the invention the connection between the vessel (12) and the sprayer (34) and the supply of water to be treated comprises a pipe section (40) having a first open end in fluid communication with a treatment chamber and a second open end provided with a first flange (60) for connecting to a sprayer (34), the sprayer (34) comprising a sprayer flange (68) connected to said first flange (60), the sprayer flange (68) carrying the sprayer (34), which is in fluid communication with a connecting pipe (72) at one end thereof, the connecting pipe (72) extending through the first flange (60) to a coupling flange (74) for connection to the supply of water to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Stork Thermeq B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Johan Averesch
  • Patent number: 8876021
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with at least a first and second source of component, the manifold including at least a first and second component channel therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including at least a first and second component lumen extending the length thereof, the at least first and second component channels in fluid communication with the at least first and second component channels, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Art Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8864055
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 8820656
    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: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8814059
    Abstract: An atomizing device, includes an atomizing body (1) with an inlet (16) for receiving a fluid under increased pressure, and with at least one set of outflow ports (18) for allowing the fluid to escape on a delivery side with forming of a vapor. Imaginary central axes of the outflow ports directed in a flow direction herein enclose a mutual angle (?) in order to intersect each other at an intersection (S). The atomizing body includes a roof (21) and a bottom (11 which extend over at least a first distance (d1) beyond the set of outflow ports (18) and bound a vaporizing space (17) on either side. The intersection (S) of the imaginary central axes of the outflow ports lies at a second distance (d2) from the set of outflow ports, wherein the second distance (d2) is greater than the first distance (d1) and extends beyond the vaporizing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Medspray XMEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Mathijn Wissink, Iwan Rutger Heskamp, Wilhelmus Petrus Johannes De Kruijf, Wietze Nijdam, Cornelis Johannes Maria Van Rijn
  • Patent number: 8800163
    Abstract: A hair care appliance for application of vapor to dry hair to provide humidity to the hair, including a housing defining an inner cavity, a vapor-generating system positioned at least partially within the cavity, and a spacer including a cap, a plurality of spacer elements projecting outwardly from the cap, and an aperture through the cap. The spacer elements partially define therebetween a work area in which the hair is gathered. The vapor-generating system discharges vapor through the aperture to the work area for application to the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Heidi Schmid
  • Patent number: 8763935
    Abstract: A nozzle of a valve includes a nozzle edge limiting a nozzle opening with a sealing surface that can be sealed or released by a nipple. Spaced apart from the nozzle edge at least one supporting surface for the nipple is provided on the nozzle. The supporting surface is spaced apart from the nozzle edge by a distance area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SVM Schultz Verwaltungs-GmbH Co. KG
    Inventors: Johann Weiβ, Ralph Wassermann, Peter Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 8727244
    Abstract: A fluid container is disclosed for retaining and dispensing a fluid into the mouth of an individual. The fluid container comprises a deformable body and defining an exterior surface and an interior chamber. An output end has an output orifice for positioning the fluid exterior to the interior chamber. A valve engages the output orifice for controlling the fluid flowing through the output orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Relaj Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, David McDonald, Jonathan Marks, Jon Dixon
  • Patent number: 8668116
    Abstract: A foam pump having a flexible member for engagement with a dispenser, the pump being part of a refill unit including a product reservoir. The flexible connecting member extends from an extreme end of the pump and is received by an actuating carriage that is movably connected to an actuating mechanism. The flexible connecting member permits insertion of the pump into a dispenser, and may act to dampen actuating forces to reduce foam shearing. The flexible connecting member may be provided in the form of a flared tip that is received through an oval opening in the product dispenser, and the pump may include a locking member to prevent unwanted actuation thereof during insertion of the refill unit into the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, David D. Hayes, Joseph E. Crowe, Robert L. Quinlan, Jr.
  • 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: 8622318
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a hollow outer case and a riser vertically reciprocable within the outer case through an upper end thereof. A nozzle is mounted at an upper end of the riser. A body cap fits over the upper end of the outer case and retains the riser. The body cap has a plurality of circumferentially spaced vertical ribs that connect a reduced diameter upper portion of the body cap with an enlarged lower portion of the body cap. An elastomeric cover extends over at least the reduced diameter upper portion of the body cap and at least a portion of the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Clark, Daniel E. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8602329
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly includes a pressure dependent variable spray orifice and an internal chamber which is at least partially bound by a flexibly deformable sidewall. At its distal end, the sidewall terminates at a distal face defining the spray orifice extending therethrough. A metering member extends distally from the internal chamber and through at least a portion of the spray orifice. As the pressure of a liquid supplied to the internal chamber by a liquid supply pathway varies, the flexibly deformable sidewall expands or contracts in response thereto. As the sidewall expands and contracts, the distal face moves relative to the metering member to change the effective size of the spray orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventor: Lei Tian
  • Patent number: 8590815
    Abstract: Steel rod stock is shaped into a fuel injector tip having a central axis and including a shank extending between a mating end and a nozzle end. An inner surface of the fuel injector tip includes a conical needle valve seat and defines a nozzle chamber and a sac on opposite sides of the needle valve seat. The mating end includes a injector stack surface and an injector body contact surface. After shaping the fuel injector tip, it is a case hardened to a hardness in excess of HRC 55. Next, the nozzle end is shaped, after the case hardening step, to include a plurality of nozzle surfaces that each define one of a plurality of nozzle outlets extending between the sac and the outer surface. The inner surface and the nozzle surfaces are then autofrettaged to induce compressive residual stress at the case hardened needle valve seat, the case hardened sac and at least a portion of the nozzle surfaces closest to the sac.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Petr Michlik, Ajay Tomar, Dennis H. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8567692
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes an oscillating tube that receives water from a supply, and the tube oscillates about a longitudinal axis through a range of radial angles. A plurality of nozzles spaced along the oscillating tube distribute water generally upward and outward from the oscillating tube to create a water distribution pattern on the ground. The longitudinal angles of at least some of the nozzles are automatically selectively regulated as a function of the radial angle of the oscillating tube, controlling the impact locations on the ground of the water emanating from the respective nozzles. The longitudinal angles may be automatically regulated such that the water emanating from the respective nozzles reaches parallel, rectilinear, evenly-spaced impact locations on the ground. The ranges of radial angles traversed by at least some of the nozzles may be automatically regulated such that the ends of the water distribution pattern are rectilinear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Eldon Coppersmith
  • Patent number: 8534573
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a sprinkling device, and an inlet controlling device and an end cap respectively mounted on two opposite ends of the sprinkling device. The sprinkling device has a casing having outlet holes, and two regulating panels having regulating slots, two regulating wheels, two transmission rods and a cover having limit slots mounted on the casing. The outlet holes, the regulating slots and the limit slots respectively align with each other and are mounted around multiple nozzles. Turning the regulating wheels forces the nozzles to bend through the regulating panels so the sprinkler has a variety of sprinkling patterns to be suitable for every place where the sprinkler is placed. The nozzles are individually manufactured and are easily mounted on the casing and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kwan-Ten Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsiung Wang, Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 8516827
    Abstract: A bleed valve bleeds hot gases from a compressor into a bypass duct of a gas turbine engine. The valve comprises a diffuser having opposing walls and a divider located between the walls and which define at least two passages through which a bleed fluid flows and into a fluid flow through the bypass duct. The passages are angled towards each other to force the two gas flows together to form a high aspect ratio plume. This plume has a relatively large surface area that that improves mixing with the bypass flow to cool it and prevented otherwise hot bleed flows from impinging on heat sensitive components adjacent the bypass duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Stuart J. Kirby
  • Patent number: 8511581
    Abstract: A fluid dispersion device comprises a substrate having an outer section and an inner section, said inner section of the substrate having an aperture, a dispersion element positioned at said aperture of said substrate, and an actuator arranged to coaxially surround said aperture of said substrate, wherein the outer edge of said inner section of said substrate is coupled to said outer section of said substrate by a plurality of resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Urich, Samuel Charles William Hyde, Neil Pollock, Andrew Jonathan Sant
  • Patent number: 8496193
    Abstract: A fluid flow control device, particularly useful for drip-irrigation emitters, for controlling the discharge of a fluid (water) from a discharge port in a fluid conduit (drip irrigation pipe) includes: a housing attachable to the fluid conduit and constructed to define a fluid chamber having an inlet opening communicating with the interior of the fluid conduit, and an outlet opening communicating with the discharge port of the fluid conduit; and a flow control member freely movable within the fluid chamber and having a surface contacting an inner surface of the housing to control the flow of fluid from said fluid chamber out of the fluid conduit via said outlet opening in the housing. One of the contacting surfaces of the flow control member or housing is formed with a protruding pattern such that the two contacting surfaces define small passageways for the flow of fluid from the fluid chamber out of the fluid conduit via the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Gideon Rosenberg, Avner Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 8408478
    Abstract: A product distributing apparatus is described as well as a system and method of automatically calibrating the meter of the apparatus which does not require the operator to leave the operator station of the towing vehicle. One application of such an apparatus and method is in an agricultural air seeder and it is in this context that the apparatus is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Grant J. Wonderlich
  • Patent number: 8408480
    Abstract: A spray tip assembly capable of self-clearing is provided. The spray tip assembly includes a distal end including an outlet. The outlet defines at least a first configuration during a first condition and at least a second configuration during a second condition. The distal end may be configured to at least one of flex and expand such that the outlet changes from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Les Hull, Derek Rissman, Jason Fortier, Art Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8387899
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with at least a first and second source of component, the manifold including at least a first and second component channel therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including at least a first and second component lumen extending the length thereof, the at least first and second component channels in fluid communication with the at least first and second component channels, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Arthur Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8353467
    Abstract: A fluid spraying gun of the present invention includes: a tube-shape guide, on which a brush extending forward is implanted; a nozzle, which is formed of a flexible pipe member with a front end thereof as a free end, and sprays one portion of gas, which is supplied from the flow separation portion and passes through the nozzle, toward the brush from the front end thereof, while the nozzle undergoes the gyrating motion guided by the tube-shape guide; an inner nozzle, which sprays gas which has passed through a flow rate adjustment portion from a tip portion thereof; and a liquid distribution pipe, which penetrates the tube-shape guide, links an inside of the tube-shape guide with a liquid supply source, has an intermediate portion into which the inner nozzle is inserted in a state where the inner nozzle is directed toward the tube-shape guide, and draws up liquid from the liquid supply source by a negative pressure arising from spraying of gas by the inner nozzle to cause spraying of liquid on the inside of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GA-REW Corporation
    Inventor: Kaga Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8353465
    Abstract: A dispenser for an aerosol system for dispensing liquid material includes an outlet member, a collar member, an actuator member, and a selector member. The outlet member defines an outlet opening. 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 causes movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member. Deformation of the outlet member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8292200
    Abstract: A showerhead with multiple modes of operation may include a first turbine and a second turbine, each disposed within a unique flow channel. The first and second turbines may interrupt water flow through their respective flow channels, thereby providing at least one pulsating water spray emanating from the showerhead. The showerhead may include a third flow channel having no turbine disposed therein, such that water flowing through the third flow channel is not interrupted and thus emitted from the showerhead as a drenching spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8240583
    Abstract: A shower head comprising a pair of plates, for dispensing and closing, directly facing each other relative to an axial direction. The shower head comprises a closing ring which is directly arranged between the plates and fixing and sealing means suitable for fixing the plate each other and for realizing a liquid tight seal, so as to sealingly delimit with the plates a fluid collecting chamber and dispense the liquid through holes of the delivery plate. The shower head is especially thin, inexpensive to manufacture and to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: CRS S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Cristina
  • Patent number: 8128008
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser nozzle comprising: a rigid support; a fluid passageway; and an annular sealing element that is made of elastomer, that surrounds the rigid support, and that is provided with a lip adapted to close off the passageway so long as the fluid is not arriving under pressure from said passageway. The fluid dispenser nozzle being wherein the rigid support comprises a side wall which internally defines the passageway, the side wall extending along a central axis, and wherein the rigid support further comprises an end wall which closes off the fluid passageway at the second end of the side wall, said end wall being provided with at least one hole that is covered by the lip of the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventor: Marc Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20120048971
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment of a fuel nozzle flange includes an elongated flange body including a radial mounting flange at an aft end thereof and a face surface at a forward end thereof. The flange body has a first, axially-oriented through-bore adapted to receive a first fuel supply pipe at the forward end; a second, radially-oriented bore intersecting the first axially-oriented bore and adapted to receive a second fuel supply pipe; and a third axially-oriented through-bore adapted to receive one end of a flame detector device at the forward end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Karthick KALEESWARAN, Nitin SARJA, A. M. SATISH
  • Patent number: 8079534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray nozzle, particularly a high pressure nozzle, for descaling steel products, having a mouthpiece, which is provided with a discharge opening and a discharge chamber, which tapers towards the discharge opening. According to the invention the discharge opening spans a curved surface and a surface surrounding the discharge opening boundary at each point of said boundary strikes the discharge opening boundary at an angle between 65 and 95°, particularly 90° to the median longitudinal axis. Use e.g. for descaling nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Lechler GmbH
    Inventors: Albert Fecht, Juergen Frick, Boris Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8033483
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing at least a first and a second component is provided. The applicator assembly includes a manifold configured for operable engagement with first and second source of component, the manifold including first and second component channels therethrough, an elongated shaft extending distally from the manifold, the elongated shaft including first and second component lumens extending the length thereof, the first and second component channels in fluid communication with the first and second component lumens, a tip assembly defining a first chamber, an intermediate chamber and a final chamber, wherein the first chamber is configured to receive a distal end of the elongated shaft, the second chamber is configured to receive an insert, and the final chamber is configured to receive the first and second components prior to the mixture being ejected from an outlet defined in the distal end of the tip assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fortier, Les Hull, Arthur Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8033484
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for an aerosol system for dispensing liquid material comprises an outlet member defining an outlet opening, a selector member, a collar member, an actuator member, and a base member. The collar member supports the selector member. The actuator member supports the outlet member and the collar member. The base member engages the selector member to allow movement of the selector member relative to the collar member. Movement of the selector member relative to the collar member causes movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member. Movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7988073
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing jets of air laden with fragrance, the dispenser being characterized in that it includes a deformable flexible pouch of variable internal volume containing fragrance microcapsules, the pouch initially being substantially empty of air with the fragrance microcapsules intact, the fragrance microcapsules being broken the first time air enters into the pouch, in such a manner as to load the air in the pouch with fragrance, the pouch including an orifice through which the air penetrates into the pouch, and through which the fragrance-laden air leaves the pouch when the volume of the pouch is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Ligny, Herve Pennaneac'h
  • Patent number: 7971800
    Abstract: An adjustable nozzle comprising a nozzle body with an inlet, an outlet, and a passageway having a smooth bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. The passageway has an inner dimension transverse to the central axis of the nozzle and a compressible wall wherein the inner dimension is adjustable to adjust the flow rate through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Combs, Todd Lozier
  • Patent number: 7938337
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly includes a pressure dependent variable spray orifice and an internal chamber which is at least partially bound by a flexibly deformable sidewall. At its distal end, the sidewall terminates at a distal face defining the spray orifice extending therethrough. A metering member extends distally from the internal chamber and through at least a portion of the spray orifice. As the pressure of a liquid supplied to the internal chamber by a liquid supply pathway varies, the flexibly deformable sidewall expands or contracts in response thereto. As the sidewall expands and contracts, the distal face moves relative to the metering member to change the effective size of the spray orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventor: Lei Tian
  • Patent number: 7931212
    Abstract: A fluid dispersion device comprises a substrate (3) having an outer section (25) and an inner section (26), said inner section (26) of the substrate (3) having an aperture (11), a dispersion element (10) positioned at said aperture (11) of said substrate (3), and an actuator (4) arranged to coaxially surround said aperture (11) of said substrate (3), wherein the outer edge of said inner section (26) of said substrate (3) is coupled to said outer section (25) of said substrate by a plurality of resilient members (81, 82, 83).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Urich, Samuel Charles William Hyde, Neil Pollock, Andrew Jonathan Sant
  • Patent number: 7900850
    Abstract: A microdosing apparatus and method include a fluid conduit having a flexible tube with a first end for connecting to a fluid reservoir and a second end where an outlet opening is located. An actuating device with a displacer with an adjustable stroke is provided, by which the volume of a portion of the flexible tube can be changed to thereby dispense liquid as free flying droplets or as a free flying jet at the outlet opening by moving the displacer between a first end position and a second end position, whereby the tube is partly compressed in the first or the second end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Roland Zengerle, Peter Koltay, Wolfgang Streule, Gerhard Birkle
  • Publication number: 20100304874
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for providing law enforcement and private citizens with a single device that integrates law enforcement tools and mechanisms for the application of force. An exemplary device features a metal detector, a light emitting source optionally having a strobe feature, an electric stun system, and a debilitating spray dispensing system. Some embodiments of the present invention include an electric stun system comprising a plurality of probes mounted to the distal terminus of the shaft and configured to protrude from the shaft, a plurality of plates configured longitudinally along the outer surface of the shaft, and a stun system switch disposed on the shaft. Some embodiments of the present invention include the debilitating spray dispensing system comprising at least one nozzle and a dispensing switch disposed on the handle. Some embodiments of the present invention include a handle comprising an ergonomic grip and a guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Michael R. Abatemarco
  • Publication number: 20100213285
    Abstract: A method of designing a fuel nozzle of a gas turbine engine to reduce fretting thereof during use, including establishing an initial nozzle design, determining a first natural frequency of that design and a running frequency range of the gas turbine engine, and increasing a first transverse dimension of the stem member of the nozzle across a length of a portion thereof adjacent the inlet end until the first natural frequency of the nozzle is outside the running range, while a second transverse dimension of the portion remains at least substantially unchanged across the length thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Saied OSKOOEI
  • Patent number: 7740186
    Abstract: An improved shower head having multiple modes of operation. The shower head may include a first turbine and turbine, each disposed within a unique flow channel. The first and second turbines may interrupt water flow through their respective flow channels, thereby providing at least one pulsating water spray emanating from the shower head. The shower head may include a third flow channel having no turbine disposed therein, such that water flowing through the third flow channel is not interrupted and thus emitted from the shower head as a drenching spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20100127102
    Abstract: A nozzle for applying flowable building materials is provided. The nozzle (14) is formed with cleats (24, 24?) to allow its height to be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Oliver Vic Barry
  • Patent number: 7721979
    Abstract: A shower spray device is described in which the side wall of the water distribution chamber consists of a sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Ergon S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Maria Mazzola
  • Patent number: 7721978
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser nozzle including a resilient sealing lip fitted on a substantially rigid support, the sealing lip being adapted to bear in leaktight manner against a shutter member belonging to the support that also includes a fastener member connected to the shutter member via a movable connection, the fastener member carrying the sealing lip. The movable connection is adapted to enable the shutter member to be moved from a first position in which the shutter member is spaced apart from the sealing lip to a second position in which the shutter member bears against the sealing lip and elastically deforms the sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventor: Marc Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20100123025
    Abstract: A tank sprayer includes a tank configured to receive fluid through an opening in the tank, a removable cap covering the opening in the tank, and a removable pump. The removable cap includes a first handle extending outwardly from a first side of the cap, a second handle extending outwardly from a second side of the cap opposite the first side, and a funnel provided between the first handle and the second handle. The funnel has a substantially conical sidewall and a drain leading to the opening in the tank. The removable pump engages the drain of the cap, wherein the pump is operable to advance air into the tank to pressurize the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicants: Gilmour, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rick L. Leer