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Publication numberUS3685695 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1972
Filing dateAug 28, 1970
Priority dateAug 28, 1970
Publication numberUS 3685695 A, US 3685695A, US-A-3685695, US3685695 A, US3685695A
InventorsEdward Richard Yuhas
Original AssigneeFluid Chem Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Marblelized product aerosol dispenser
US 3685695 A
Abstract
A marblelized product aerosol dispenser, adapted to provide separate drawing of separately contained materials therethrough, to be intermixed and co-dispensed in marblelized product form.
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United States Patent r IIIIIIIAIIII Yuhas 1451 Aug. 22, 1972 4] MARBLELIZED PRODUCT AEROSOL [56] References Cited DISPENSER [72] Inventor Edward Richard Y has Y k UNITED STATES PATENTS NY 3,465,918 9/1969 Webster ..222/136 2,905,364 9/1959 Marraffino ..222/94 [73] Assignee: Fluid Chemical Company, Inc., 2,925,939 2/ 1960 Spero ..222/ 193 X Newark, NJ. 3,236,457 2/ 1966 Kennedy et a1 ..239/304 3,401,844 9/1968 Hanson, Jr ..222/193 [221 92811970 2,789,731 4/1957 Marratfino ..222/94 x [21] Appl. No.: 67,763

Primary Examiner-Robert B. Reeves 9 Assistant Examiner-James M. Slattery [52] US. Cl. ..222/129, 222/330, 222/402.1, Attorney sommers and Sommers 239/308, 239/424 [51] 'Int. Cl. ..B67d S/56 [57] ABSTRACT [58] Field of Search.....222/l36, 129, 94, 95, 402.13,

A marblelized product aerosol dispenser, adapted to provide separate drawing of separately contained materials therethrough, to be intermixed and codispensed in marblelized product form.

5 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures PATENTEDA I912 3.685.695

SHEET 2 [IF 2 ATTORNEYS MARBLELIZED PRODUCT AEROSOL DISPENSER BACKGROUND OF INVENTION This invention relates generally to aerosol dispensing devices, for the co-dispensing of separately contained materials through an actuated dispense system, and more specifically relates to a marblelized product aerosol dispenser, adapted to provide co-dispensing of separately contained and separately drawn materials which are intermixed in the dispenser prior to dispense thereof to form a marblelized product.

Pursuant to the invention, the marblelized product aerosol dispenser provides simplified, efficient and safe co-dispensing as marblelized product of contained materials which are to be drawn separately through the actuator means and co-dispensed after interrnixing in the dispenser.

In accordance with the foregoing, it may be regarded as among the objects of the present invention to provide a novel actuation and dispense system for separate drawing and dispensing of dissimilar materials which are intermixed prior to dispense thereof, for marblelized product for glamour treatment, or for a similar use.

Now in accordance with the present invention, the foregoing object and others as will become apparent in the course of the ensuing specification are achieved through use of a marblelized product aerosol dispenser operating, as will be described below, so that the materials which are to be co-dispensed as marblelized product are contained in isolated containers in said aerosol device and are actuated and drawn through separated channels in said actuator and dispenser by novel segregated and separated dispensing means to be intermixed and co-dispensed, in marblelized product form.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS.

The invention is diagrammatically illustrated, by way of example, in the appended drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a side sectional elevational view of a marblelized product aerosol dispenser embodying the invention, in closed-valve position;

FIG. 2 is a side fragmentary partly broken sectional view thereof, in open-valve actuated position, showing lines of material flow therethrough; and

FIG. 3 is a front fragmentary view of the marblelized product aerosol dispenser pursuant to the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS In accordance with the preferred mode of practicing the invention, the marblelized product aerosol dispenser 11 (FIG. 1), for example, comprises container means 12, actuation means 13, and dispensing means 14. The container means 12, for example, (FIG. 1 consists of a first container 20 (for example, a metal container) which contains a material A to be dispensed therefrom, and which has in the embodiment of the invention shown a rim 21 at the top thereof, and a second container 22 (for example, a collapsible plastic bag having collapsible walls 23) which contains a material B to be dispensed therefrom, the second container 22 being enclosed within the first container 20 in the exemplary embodiment shown and being sealed therefrom to prevent leakage from one container to the other, and pressurization gas (not indicated) generally occupying the space 24 above the material A in the first container 20 to exert pressure on the material A and on the collapsible walls 23 of second container 22 in order to effectuate pressurized dispensing of materials on actuation of said actuation means 13.

The actuation means 13 (FIGS. 1 and 2), for example, comprises an actuator frame member 30, having a hollow upper portion 31 and a hollow lower portion 32, divided by resilient guard member 33 having a central aperture 34 therein, with upper resilient member 35 therein, the frame member 30 further comprising an upper frame tip portion 36 and lower frame apertures 37 (in the embodiment shown, four such apertures [a,c, shown, b,d not shown] are located at intervals circumferentially adjacent the top portion of resilient guard member 33).

An actuation body member 40 (FIGS. 1 and 2) extends through said frame member 30, with the top 41 of the body upper tip portion 42 thereof terminating generally below the top 38 of said frame member 30, and said actuator body member 40 further extends through said upper resilient member 35, upper frame portion 31, resilient guard member 33 and lower frame portion 32 for movement therein and therethrough, further comprising a lower head portion 43, and actuator apertures 44 therein.

Actuation means channels, for separate movement of contained materials therethrough are embodied, for example, (FIG. 2) in first channel 50, for movement of material A therethrough, which comprises the hollow in lower frame portion 32, actuator apertures 44, and the hollow in body portion 40, and second channels 51 for movement of material B therethrough, comprising frame apertures 37, the hollow in upper frame portion 31, and actuator channel 52 in the space between the outer surface of actuator body tip 42, and the inner surface of frame tip 36, with marblelized interrnixing between the materials A and B taking place in the space 53 above the top of tip members 36 and 42.

The dispensing means 14 (FIGS. 1 and 3) comprises, for example, an overcap dispenser member 60 which has bottom rim recess 61 to interfit on depression thereof with top rim 21 of first container 20 to serve as a limit for actuation, thereby controlling the amount of materials dispensed, bottom tip recess 62 to receive frame tip portion 36 therein, and further embodying dispense passages therein (in the embodiment shown, five channels, four such channels [63 a,b,c,d in FIG. 3] are located at 90 intervals circumferentially about an inner central channel 64) for drawing the intermixed materials A and B therethrough, and front dispenser surface 65 which is the point of co-dispense of materials A and B in marblelized (or similar desired effect) product form.

In operation (FIGS. 1 and 2) the marblelized product aerosol dispenser 11, for example, is actuated by depressing the overcap dispenser member 60, which is a non-actuated embodiment in FIG. 1, and which is positioned atop upper frame tip portion 36 with a space between the dispenser bottom rim recess 61 and container top rim 21, to a position in the actuated embodiment of FIG. 2 where dispenser bottom rim recess 61 is in contact with container top rim 21; depression of said dispenser member 60 in turn depresses therewith actuator hollow body portion 40 which moves in plungertype movement through resilient member 35 and resilient guard member 33 to thereby open first channel 50 and second channel 51 to enable the drawing of materials A and B therethrough. Material A is pressurized, by pressurization gas occupying space 24, to flow through first channel 50 in actuation means 13 through the hollow in lower frame portion 32, actuator apertures 44 and the hollow in body portion 40 into the intermixing space 53; material B is pressurized, by pressurization gas acting on the collapsible walls 23 of the second container 22, to flow through second channels 51 in actuation means 13, through frame apertures 37, (37a, 37c, shown, 37b, 37d not shown) the hollow in upper frame portion 31, and through the actuator channel space 62 between the outer surface of body upper tip portion 42, and the inner surface of upper frame tip portion 36, into the intermixing space 53. The marblelized material formed by mixture in said intermixing space 53 is then pressurized through the dispenser outer channels 63a,b,c and d for example and inner central channel 64; this procedure thereby draws materials A and B to the front dispenser surface 65 where the materials are co-dispensed in marblelized product form.

The marblelized product aerosol dispenser of my invention operates to draw two segregated separately contained materials to be co-dispensed, to give a marblelized product (or other desired) effect. Such marblelized product could constitute any product for variated intermixing of the dissimilar materials prior to final dispensing to add marblelized glamour to a product, for marketing and commercial utilization. Other desired products could be achieved, such as one comprising a marblelized foam, for example, which can be formulated by using materials which are less dense and less stable to thereby provide an intermittent foam marblelized effect prior to dispense thereof.

While the present invention has been particularly set forth in terms of specific embodiments thereof, it will be evident in view of the instant disclosure, that numerous variations upon the invention are now enabled to those skilled in the art, which variations in propriety are yet within the true scope of this teaching. Accordingly, the invention is to be broadly construed, and limited only by the scope and spirit of the claims now appended hereto.

I claim:

1. Apparatus for aerosol dispensing of a marblelized product, to co-dispense separately contained materials to be intermixed and dispensed as marblelized product therefrom, which comprises:

a. means for separately and independently containing each of the materials;

b. means for actuating the materials to draw the materials from the container means, including a plurality of separated channel portions therein to enable, on actuation, the drawing of the materials separately therethrough further comprising a hollow frame member, comprising a hollow upper portion and a hollow lower portion thereof, and a resilient guard member interposed between said upper and lower portions having a central aperture therein, lower frame apertures positioned at cirumferential locations on the sgrface pf said holow upper frame portion, an a ho low upper frame tip portion thereof, and a hollow actuator member, seated in said frame member extending through said resilient guard member aperture, which on movement thereof provides for the drawing of said materials through said separated channel portions in actuation of said aerosol dispenser, comprising an upper tip portion thereof, a lower head portion, and actuator apertures positioned at circumferential locations adjacent said head portions and an intermixing space formed between the top of said actuator frame member and the lower positioned top of said actuator body member; and

c. a dispensing member, which on depression thereof activates the actuation means, including a front dispenser surface, and having an intermixing portion therein for intermixing of said materials, and further having a plurality of separated channels therein to provide means for flow of the intermixed materials and co-dispensing in marblelized product form therefrom at the front dispenser surface thereof.

2. In a marblelized product aerosol dispenser as described in claim 1, said actuator separated channel portions of said actuation means comprising a first channel portion, for flow of a first material therethrough, extending generally through the hollow lower portion of said frame member, through said actuator apertures, and through said hollow portion of said actuator member.

3. In a marblelized product aerosol dispenser as described in claim 2, said actuator separated channel portions further comprising a plurality of second channel portions for flow of a second material therethrough, extending generally through said frame apertures, through the hollow upper frame portion, and through the space between the inner surface of said hollow upper frame tip portion and the outer surface of said hollow actuator upper tip portion.

4. In a marblelized product aerosol dispenser as described in claim 3, said dispenser member having a first channel, and a plurality of second channels therein, interconnecting with said intermixing space for said first separated channel portion of said actuation means and said second channels for movement of the intermixed materials therethrough.

5. In a marblelized product aerosol dispenser as described in claim 4, said dispenser member further comprising a front dispenser surface, at which point final co-dispensing of the intermixed materials occurs.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/129, 239/308, 222/330, 222/402.1, 239/424
International ClassificationB65D83/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/68
European ClassificationB65D83/68