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US5769552: Fluid product holding and dispensing system

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Matthew F. Kelley · Wayne Young ·
Assignee(s) Creative Products, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Melvin I. Stoltz ·
Primary Examiner Steven A. Bratlie ·
Application Number US8643368
Filing date 05/06/1996
Issue date 06/23/1998
Predicted expiration date 05/06/2016
U.S. Classifications 401/132  · 222/83  ·
International Classifications B05C 1700  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 401132;134;135 ·
21 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

By employing two integrated components which cooperate to achieve a product dispensing trigger assembly, and mounting these two components to a container within which the desired product is retained and on which a desired seal is mounted, a unique fluid product holding and dispensing system is realized. In the present invention, the fluid product holding and dispensing system possesses two separate and distinct locked positions which assures that the system is retained in either locked position, until change is desired by the user. As a result, accidental or unwanted activation of the system is completely eliminated and users are assured that the product retained and sealed in the container remains sealed until use is desired and accidental opening or rupturing of the seal is completely eliminated. In addition, by employing the two-component fluid product holding and dispensing trigger assembly of this invention, an easily manufactured, reasonably priced system is attained which is capable of providing consistent, dependable, repeatable results.

Independent Claims | See all claims (21)

  1. 1. A fluid product holding and dispensing system comprising:A. a fluid product retaining bottle comprisinga. a product holding zone,b. a portal cooperatively associated with the holding zone for enabling the product to be dispensed therethrough, andc. sealing means cooperatively associated with the portal for sealing the portal to prevent passage of the product through the portal; andB. a product dispensing trigger assembly comprisinga. a first mountable member comprising1. an engaging portion defining an internal cavity and constructed for mounted engagement with the bottle with the internal cavity thereof being in peripheral, surrounding relationship with the portal of the bottle,2. an elongated guide portion cooperatively associated with the engaging portion and defining an internal flow channel interconnected with the internal cavity of the engaging portion, and3. control means formed on the outside surface of the guide portion and constructed for cooperative engagement with channel means and lock means for providing a first and a second locked position between which the product dispensing trigger assembly is movable; andb. a second movable member cooperatively associated with the first member and comprising1. a body having an inside surface constructed for cooperative association with the guide portion of the first member for movement relative thereto from said first locked position to said second locked position,2. an elongated, longitudinally extending tube memberi. extending substantially the entire length of the body,ii. constructed for cooperative, telescopic, axially movable engagement with the internal flow channel of the guide portion, andiii. defining a central passageway for delivering the fluid product from the bottle through the second member,3. puncture means mounted to the elongated axially extending tube member in cooperating relationship with the central passageway, and positioned in juxtaposed, spaced, cooperating relationship with the sealing means of the fluid retaining bottle in said first position, and movable into ruptured engagement with the sealing means when in said second locked position,4. axially extending channel means formed in the inside wall of the bodyi. comprising a width substantially less than the circumference of the inside wall of the body,ii. constructed for slidably retaining the control means of the guide portion therein and controlling the axial movement of the second member relative to the first member, and5. lock means formed in the channel means for cooperative interengagement with the control means for maintaining the second member relative to the first member in the two alternate locked positions,whereby a fluid product holding and dispensing system is attained which provides a first locked position wherein the bottle and contents thereof remain completely sealed and quickly and easily moved into a second position when the seal means are automatically ruptured and the fluid is capable of being dispensed therefrom.
  2. 18. A fluid product holding and dispensing system comprising:A. a fluid product retaining bottle comprisinga. a product holding zone,b. a portal cooperatively associated with the holding zone for enabling the product to be dispensed therethrough, andc. sealing means cooperatively associated with the portal for sealing the portal to prevent passage of the product through the portal; andB. a product dispensing trigger assembly comprisinga. a first mountable member comprising1. an engaging portion defining an internal cavity and constructed for mounted engagement with the bottle with the internal cavity thereof being in peripheral, surrounding relationship with the portal of the bottle,2. an elongated guide portion cooperatively associated with the engaging portion and defining an internal flow channel interconnected with the internal cavity of the engaging portion, and3. two separate and independent control means formed on the outside surface of the guide portion and constructed for cooperative engagement with channel means and lock means for providing a first and a second locked position between which the product dispensing trigger assembly is movable, each of said control meansi. having a width substantially less than the width of the outside surface of the guide portion thereof and dimensioned for cooperative, sliding interengagement with the channel means of said second member,ii. comprising a radially extending, rectangular-shaped block member incorporating a pair of radially extending ridges on one face thereof, said ridges being constructed for cooperative interengagement with a radially extending finger member to establish the two alternate locked positions of the second member relative to the first member; andb. a second movable member cooperatively associated with the first member and comprising1. a body having an inside surface constructed for cooperative association with the guide portion of the first member for movement relative thereto from said first locked position to said second locked position,2. an elongated, longitudinally extending tube memberi. extending substantially the entire length of the body,ii. constructed for cooperative, telescopic, axially movable engagement with the internal flow channel of the guide portion, andiii. defining a central passageway for delivering the fluid product from the bottle through the second member,3. puncture means mounted to the elongated axially extending tube member in cooperating relationship with the central passageway, and positioned in juxtaposed, spaced, cooperating relationship with the sealing means of the fluid retaining bottle in said first position, and movable into ruptured engagement with the sealing means when in said second locked position,4. two separate and independent axially extending channel means formed in the inside wall of the body substantially diametrically opposed from each other, each of said channel meansi. comprising a width substantially less than the circumference of the inside wall of the body,ii. constructed for slidably retaining the control means of the guide portion therein and controlling the axial movement of the second member relative to the first member, and5. lock meansi. comprising at least one finger member formed in the base of one of said axially extending channel means radially extending therefrom at an acute angle thereto and positioned for cooperative interengagement with the ridges of one of said control means of the first member, andii. being substantially rigid, while providing arcuate flexibility when sufficient force is applied thereto,whereby a fluid product holding and dispensing system is attained which provides a first locked position wherein the bottle and contents thereof remain completely sealed and quickly and easily moved into a second position when the seal means are automatically ruptured and the fluid is capable of being dispensed therefrom.
  3. 21.21. A fluid product dispensing trigger assembly constructed for mounted engagement with a conventional fluid product retaining bottle having a holding zone, a single portal and seal means associated with the portal for sealing the product in the holding zone, said trigger assembly comprisingA. a first mountable member comprisinga. an engaging portion defining an internal cavity and constructed for mounted engagement with the bottle with the internal cavity thereof being in peripheral, surrounding relationship with the portal of the bottle,b. an elongated guide portion cooperatively associated with the engaging portion and defining an internal flow channel interconnected with the internal cavity of the engaging portion, andc. control means formed on the outside surface of the guide portion and constructed for cooperative engagement with channel means and lock means for providing a first and a second locked position between which the product dispensing trigger assembly is movable; andB. a second movable member cooperatively associated with the first member and comprisinga. a body having an inside surface constructed for cooperative association with the guide portion of the first member for movement relative thereto from said first locked position to said second locked position,b. an elongated, longitudinally extending tube member1. extending substantially the entire length of the body,2. constructed for cooperative, telescopic, axially movable engagement with the internal flow channel of the guide portion, and3. defining a central passageway for delivering the fluid product from the bottle through the second member,c. puncture means mounted to the elongated axially extending tube member in cooperating relationship with the central passageway, and positioned in juxtaposed, spaced, cooperating relationship with the sealing means of the fluid retaining bottle in said first position, and movable into ruptured engagement with the sealing means when in said second locked position,d. axially extending channel means formed in the inside wall of the body1. comprising a width substantially less than the circumference of the inside wall of the body,2. constructed for slidably retaining the control means of the guide portion therein and controlling the axial movement of the second member relative to the first member, ande. lock means formed in the channel means for cooperative interengagement with the control means for maintaining the second member relative to the first member in the two alternate locked positions,whereby a fluid product holding and dispensing system is attained which provides a first locked position wherein the bottle and contents thereof remain completely sealed and quickly and easily moved into a second position when the seal means are automatically ruptured and the fluid is capable of being dispensed therefrom.

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