Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Free body automatic laundry additive dispenser
T993001 Free body automatic laundry additive dispenser
Patent Drawings:Drawing: T993001-2    Drawing: T993001-3    
« 1 »

(2 images)

Inventor: McCarthy
Date Issued: April 1, 1980
Application: 06/054,514
Filed: July 3, 1979
Inventors: McCarthy; Robert F. (Cincinnati, OH)
Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company (Cincinnati, OH)
Primary Examiner:
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent:
U.S. Class: 222/463; 222/500; 68/17R; 68/207
Field Of Search:
International Class: D06F 39/02
U.S Patent Documents:
Foreign Patent Documents:
Other References:









Abstract: A dual-acting free body automatic dispenser for dispensing laundry additives into automatic washing machines. The dispenser comprises an assemblage of three major elements: a hollow, spherical container provided with an orifice; a resilient valve seated within the orifice and a rigid stempiece extending axially through the valve. The valve is positioned on the stempiece such that when seated a portion of the stempiece protrudes outwardly beyond the exterior of the container. A mass is attached to the interiorly extending end of the stempiece.The consumer operates the dispenser by filling it with laundry additive, manually seating the valve and placing the dispenser in the washing machine's basket. The dispenser is triggered during the first spin cycle. If the dispenser is oriented with the protruding portion of the stempiece in contact with the basket, centrifugal force causes the container to be forced outwardly relative to the stempiece, thereby unseating the valve. If the dispenser is oriented in any other position, centrifugal force acts on the mass attached to the stempiece and the moment of forces thereby effected unseats the valve. After the spin cycle, the dispenser falls from the wall and rinse water floods the dispenser, mixing with the additive.
Claim:
Description:
 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Process for preparing synthetic intermediates of peripherally-selective inhibitors of dopamine-.beta.-hydroxylase involving catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation
Autonomous downlink code selection for femto cells
Single-pass Barankin Estimation of scatterer height from SAR data
Optimizing federated and ETL'd databases with considerations of specialized data structures within an environment having multidimensional constraint
Stacked thin-film superlattice thermoelectric devices
Distributive data capture
Spoofing detection for civilian GNSS signals
  Randomly Featured Patents
Content-addressable memory adaptable to various apparatuses and systems having different configurations
2,3-dihydro-1H-indene derivatives
Trailer assembly roof bow
Genetically encoded calcium indicator polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding same
Method for cleaning semiconductor wafers in a vacuum environment
Composite interlocking stopper and method of manufacture
Systems and methods for migrating components in a hierarchical storage network
Guiding device for an automatic bag-filling machine
AAV2 Rep protein fusions
Alkylation process using UZM-8 zeolite