US 11,654,449 B2
Device for supplying mist of liquid and assembly including the same
Chin Kai Lee, Kawasaki (JP); Woo Ram Park, Kawasaki (JP); Vishal Sharma, Kawasaki (JP); and Di Chen, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to L'Oreal, Paris (FR)
Appl. No. 17/255,141
Filed by L'OREAL, Paris (FR)
PCT Filed Jun. 21, 2019, PCT No. PCT/JP2019/025996
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 22, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/004664, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 2, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. JP2018-124352 (JP), filed on Jun. 29, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0268533 A1, Sep. 2, 2021
Int. Cl. B05B 17/06 (2006.01); B05B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC B05B 17/0653 (2013.01) [B05B 17/0646 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device (10) for supplying a mist of a liquid (F), the device (10) intended to be used in combination with a container (20) with an opening (200) for containing the liquid (F), the device (10) comprising:
a main body (100), the main body (100) comprising:
a center axis (C);
a liquid chamber (110) formed inside the main body (100), into which a predetermined amount of the liquid (F) can be taken up;
a first port (112) formed in a base wall (114) of the main body (100) forming a bottom surface (116) of the liquid chamber (110) so as to face the opening (200) of the container (20) when the device (10) and the container (20) are combined with each other, through which the liquid (F) can flow;
a second port (118) formed in the base wall (114) of the main body (100) at a position different from a position where the first port (112) is formed so as to face the opening (200) of the container (20) when the device (10) and the container (20) are combined with each other, through which the liquid (F) can flow;
an aperture (120) connected to the liquid chamber (110), through which a mist of liquid (F) can be released to the outside of the main body (100);
a connecting section (122) provided on the main body (100) so as to extend from the main body (100) in a direction away from the base wall (114) of the main body (100) and used for connecting the container (20) to the main body (100);
an atomizing element (124) interposed between the liquid chamber (110) and the aperture (120) to atomize the liquid (F) taken up in the liquid chamber (110) and release a mist of the liquid (F) to the outside of the main body (100) from the aperture (120);
a first valve (126) mounted on the main body (100) corresponding to the first port (112), wherein the first valve (126) permits the liquid (F) in the container (20) flowing into the liquid chamber (110) through the first port (112) under the influence of gravity, and prevents the liquid (F) in the liquid chamber (110) flowing into the container (20) under the influence of gravity; and
a second valve (128) mounted on the main body (100) corresponding to the second port (118), wherein the second valve (128) prevents the liquid (F) in the container (20) flowing into the liquid chamber (110) through the second port (118) under the influence of gravity, and selectively permits or prevents the liquid (F) in the liquid chamber (110) flowing into the container (20) through the second port (118) under the influence of gravity.