The present invention relates to an applicator device
for metered delivery of a substance, in particular a liquid
or a paste, with a base, the connecting means
for fixing the applicator device to a substance receiving the fabric
Container, wherein the applicator device
container side has an inlet opening,
through which the substance from the container into the applicator device
can reach, wherein the applicator device has a discharge opening
to dispense the substance, the discharge opening
and the inlet opening connected by a connecting channel
are, and with the connecting channel associated metering valve,
to control the delivery of the substance, wherein the metering valve a
Valve body and a valve seat which cooperate
and form a sealing area.
From the US 3,016,561
already an applicator with a sponge is known, which is set by a thread on a tube. Between the applicator and the container, a valve element is provided at the container opening, which closes the container opening. By turning the applicator can be brought into a position in which the valve element releases the container opening and the liquid contained in the container can be discharged by pressing.
An applicator with a sponge having a valved communication passage through which a liquid can be dispensed from a container is disclosed in US Pat DE 83 04 471 U1
The EP 1 834 890 A1
describes a tube-shaped cosmetic container with a applicator device, which is connected via a thread to the container. The applicator device forms a chamber in which a pin is arranged, which cooperates with an opening to close it.
most cases are prior art applicators
not designed to be removed from the container
and put on this again or against another applicator device
could be exchanged. If such interchangeability
Nevertheless, it can happen that an undesirable
large amount of the substance to be dispensed in the applicator device
remains and exits from there either uncontrolled or
dries, making the applicator unusable
The invention therefore has as its object, an applicator device
indicate which unproblematically removed from the container
and can be put back on.
Task is by a applicator device with the features
of claim 1 solved. Accordingly, in a applicator device
of the type mentioned provided that the sealing area
the container side facing the applicator
This design can be achieved among other things, that between
the container opening and in the applicator
arranged metering valve at the transfer point between
Container and applicator only each
a small residual volume remains. By the sealing area on the
the container side facing the applicator
is arranged, only a correspondingly small residual amount remains
of the substance in the applicator device. An unintentional
Leakage of the substance when removing or replacing the container
This is considerably reduced. Therefore, the applicator device
unproblematically removed from a container and again
put on or against another applicator device
be replaced. In this way can also be a system of interchangeable
Ordering be created devices in which the
Use the appropriate applicator for the application
put on the container. When removing the applicator device
The metering valve can not be lost if it is in the
Applicator device is integrated. To the residual volume
In particular, the sealing area of the metering valve can be kept small
closer to the inlet than to the outlet
and / or immediately at the inlet or adjacent
to this and / or in the immediate vicinity
the outlet opening and / or near the outlet opening
be arranged of the container.
an advantageous embodiment of the invention is provided
that the metering valve by a spring body in the closed position
held and under the effect of an overpressure generated in the container
can be moved into its open position. This way you can
the arranged in the applicator dosing easily
be operated in that in the container,
z. B. by pressing on the deformable container,
an overpressure is generated which acts on the metering valve
and this opens.
the spring body is formed spirally and
has a particular annular holding section, via
he is set relative to the body. in this connection
can valve body, spring body and
Holding portion, for example, as an injection molded plastic
When the spring body on the container The opposite side of the valve seat is arranged, the sealing area can be arranged particularly close to the container. As a result, the residual volume of the substance remaining in the applicator device is kept particularly small. This arrangement makes it possible to bias the valve body through the spring body in a direction towards the inlet opening or the container.
good sealing effect is achieved in particular when the valve body
the metering valve and / or the associated valve seat frustoconical
Production is particularly easy when the valve seat in the
Basic body is formed. This also contributes to this
at, the number of parts forming the applicator device
reduce, thereby simplifying assembly and reduced manufacturing costs
become. The main body with the valve seat and connecting means
can be cost effective as particular one-piece
Injection molded part made of plastic.
Applying the substance is then improved when attached to the body
a particular interchangeable applicator is arranged,
in which the discharge opening is formed. This can also be done
provided different embodiments of the applicator
be in order, depending on the desired application the substance in
give the desired way and can apply.
In order to simplify the replacement, a positive connection,
esp. locking connection between the base body and the applicator
the applicator device on the container side
the metering valve and on its other side through a discharge opening
closing cap is closed, can
even when removed from the container applicator a
Drying of remaining in the applicator device
To avoid substance. In this way, in the applicator device
a closed, protected against dehydration chamber
The invention also relates to a container
with an outlet opening at which a applicator device
arranged the type described.
Handling is further enhanced by the fact that at the outlet opening
the container a dispensing valve is arranged, which
Having a valve body, in its closed position
the outlet closes and in particular by
held a spring body in its closed position
is. In this way, the substance can be prevented
removed applicator unintentionally from the container
exit. The spring body of the dispensing valve may, for. B.
be formed spirally and by way of injection molding
be made of elastic plastic.
Further improvement in handling is achieved when the applicator device
has an actuating surface, which with a
Actuating portion of the dispensing valve cooperates, so
when placing the applicator on the container
moves the dispensing valve into its open position and through the actuating surface
is held in this. In this way, the dispensing valve of the
Container when placing the applicator device
opened and when removing the applicator device
closed again automatically. This can be an unintentional
Leakage of the substance from the container can be avoided
without the user opening the container separately
or close. The actuating surface
can be advantageously at or next to the valve seat of the metering valve
An advantageous development of this inventive concept is
provided that the actuating portion with the valve body
the dispensing valve is connected and through the outlet opening
extends. The operating portion may, for. B. pin-like
be formed to extend through the outlet opening
and thus enables actuation of the in the
Container interior arranged dispensing valve.
particularly advantageous construction results when the spring body over
a particular annular holding portion in the interior
the container is set. In this case, the valve body,
the spring body and the holding portion of the dispensing valve
z. B. may be formed as an injection molded part made of plastic.
has proven itself when the valve seat of the dispensing valve
through a the outlet opening of the container
forming wall section is formed.
Assembly is then facilitated when the outlet opening
the container forming wall portion through a container insert
is formed. In this case, a simple assembly is also by the
Side of the discharge opening her possible.
A further improvement can be achieved in that a particular annular channel section is provided, which forms an inlet channel connecting the outlet opening of the container with an inlet opening of the valve. The channel section may be formed on the applicator device and / or the container. For example, at the applicator an annularförmi be formed projection which forms the channel section. The channel section may be received in a support section that completely or partially surrounds it. In this way, the inflow channel may have a smaller diameter than the main body, whereby the volume between the sealing area and the outlet opening is further reduced, so that the residual amount remaining in the applicator is kept small.
An advantageous development of this inventive concept is provided,
that the channel portion has a sealing surface for sealing
having the inflow channel.
Objectives, characteristics, advantages and applications of the
The present invention will become apparent from the following description of
Embodiments with reference to the drawing. Make up
all described and / or illustrated features for
itself or in any combination the subject matter of the invention,
regardless of the summary in individual claims
or their relationship.
1a Fig. 1 shows a cross-section through a first embodiment of the invention with a container and an applicator device;
1b : An exploded view of the container with the applicator from 1a ;
1c : A side view of the container with the applicator device 1a ;
2a : An enlarged partial view of the container and the applicator device 1a with closed metering valve;
2 B : An enlarged partial view of the container and the applicator device 1a with open metering valve;
2c : An enlarged partial view of the container and the applicator device 1a with the applicator device removed;
3a Fig. 2 is a cross-section through a second embodiment of the invention with a container and applicator device;
3b : An exploded view of the container with the applicator from 2a ;
3c : A side view of the container with the applicator device 2a ;
4 A container according to the invention with various exchangeable applicator devices.
1a shows a container 1 with a applicator device 2 , The illustrated container 1 is tube-shaped, but it can also be provided other container shapes. The container 1 can be made of plastic, for example by injection molding. In the interior of the container 1 an unrepresented substance may be included, e.g. As a liquid, a paste, a powder or a cream. The wall of the container 1 can be elastically deformed by the user by pressing to release the substance by reducing the container volume. For the delivery of this substance, the container 1 a mouth area 3 on, in which an outlet opening 4 is trained. The mouth area 3 is formed in the illustrated embodiment is substantially cylindrical and has on its outer circumference a screw thread 5 on. The outlet opening 4 is formed in a wall portion of the mouth region, which is the bottom 6 of the cylindrical mouth area 3 forms. At the opposite end of the mouth of the container 1 is a closure fold 7 formed, which closes the tube-shaped container.
At the mouth area 3 of the container 1 is the applicator device 2 put on for metered delivery of the substance. The applicator device 2 points to the connection with the container 1 connecting means 8th on. These are formed as an internal thread, which on the at the mouth area 3 trained screw thread 5 is screwed on.
The applicator device 2 includes a main body 9 and forms an inlet opening on the container side 11 through which the substance from the container 1 in the applicator device 2 can get. In this case, the internal thread on a cap-like portion of the body 9 arranged. Furthermore, the applicator device 2 a discharge opening 11 to release the substance. The discharge opening 11 is in the middle in an interchangeable applicator 12 formed, which an obliquely arranged Auftragfläche 13 having.
The discharge opening 11 and the entrance opening 10 are by one in the applicator device 2 trained connection channel 14 connected. In this is to control the delivery of the substance, a metering valve 15 arranged.
1a further shows a the discharge opening 11 closing removable cap 16 , The cap 16 is cup-shaped and has in the middle of the cup cavity a protruding pin 17 on, which extends into the discharge opening 11 extends into and closes this sealing.
The metering valve 15 has a valve body 18 and a valve seat 19 on, on which the valve body 18 in the closed position of the metering valve 15 sealingly rests and in this way a sealing area 29 forms. The sealing area 29 is on the container 1 facing side of the applicator device 2 arranged.
The metering valve 15 is by a spring body 20 in the in 1 shown closed position held. The spring body 20 and the valve body 18 are doing as a contiguous component made of elastic plastic, z. B. produced by injection molding. The metering valve 15 can be opened by that in the container 1 z. B. by deforming the container wall, an overpressure is generated.
In 1a is further to recognize that at the exit opening 4 of the container 1 a delivery valve 21 is arranged. This has a valve body 23 on, in its closed position, the outlet opening 4 closes. This is a spring body 22 provided, the valve body 23 in the direction of its closed position. valve body 23 and spring body 22 are made as a coherent injection molded part of elastically deformable plastic.
1b shows in the manner of an exploded view of the various components of the container 1 and the applicator device 2 , The cap 16 , the bearer 12 , Valve body 18 and spring body 20 as well as the basic body 9 the applicator device can be clearly seen here. The same applies to the container 1 and the valve body 23 with the associated spring body 22 , It is clear that the applicator and the container have only a very few components, whereby the assembly and manufacturing costs are kept low. In the embodiment shown here, the valve body 23 and the spring body 22 from the mouth area 3 opposite end inserted into the container. Therefore, the container 1 at this end, as shown, during assembly still open and is only after installation, for example, by the in 1a closed closure fold shown.
1c shows a side view of the in 1a illustrated container. Clearly visible here are the on the container 1 patch applicator device 2 with the main body 9 and the cap 16 ,
The 2a . 2 B and 2c show an enlarged view of the applicator 2 as well as the container only partially shown 1 , This shows 2a the applicator device with closed metering valve, while in 2 B the open position of the metering valve is shown. 2c shows the situation with removed applicator device and closed dispensing valve 21 ,
In the 2a . 2 B and 2c is clearly the design of the metering valve 15 to recognize which in the applicator device 2 is integrated. The metering valve 15 has that in the body 9 trained valve seat 19 which is formed by a recess in the base body, which has a frusto-conical shape. The in the closed position on the valve seat 19 fitting valve body 18 also has a frusto-conical shape and is configured in cross-section V-shaped.
With the valve body 18 connected is the spring body 20 , which has spirally arranged spring arms, with the valve body 18 are connected. At the valve body 18 opposite side of the spring body 20 is an annular holding section 24 formed, which clamped to the body 9 is held. These are in the main body 9 on the inside several clamping projections 25 provided, which the holding section 24 of the valve body 23 hold in position.
The spring body 20 of the metering valve 15 is on the tank 1 opposite side of the valve seat 19 arranged. The valve body 18 This way, it will be in one direction on the container 1 biased towards.
Furthermore, the 2a . 2 B and 2c clearly in the container 1 arranged dispensing valve 21 to recognize. The valve body 18 has a frusto-conical portion, which with a corresponding inclined peripheral surface of the discharge opening 11 interacts. Also the spring body 22 the dispensing valve 21 has elastic spring arms, which with the valve body 23 are connected. The spring body 22 is at the valve body 23 opposite side with an annular holding portion 26 connected, which is clamping in the cylindrical mouth area 3 is held. The spring body 22 clamps the valve body 23 towards the outlet 4 in front. The dispensing valve 21 can thereby via an operating section 27 to be moved, which with the valve body 23 connected is. The valve body 23 , the operating section 27 and the spring body 22 with the holding section 26 can be made as a one-piece plastic injection molded part made of elastic material. The operating section 27 , which is formed in a pin-shaped, thereby extending through the outlet opening 4 through and stands on the outside side of the container 1 in front.
The spring body 22 the dispensing valve 21 is on the outlet 4 opposite side of the valve body 23 arranged.
In the illustrated embodiment, the dispensing valve becomes 21 through the applicator device 2 actuated. This is due to the applicator device 2 an actuating surface 28 intended. When the applicator device 2 on the container 1 is placed, the formed on the body actuating surface comes 28 at the operating portion 27 to lie and pushes it against the action of the spring body 22 in his in the 2a and 2 B illustrated opened position. This is the exit opening 4 as long as the applicator device 2 on the container 1 is attached. 2c shows the situation with the applicator device removed. As the dispensing valve 21 not now by the actuating surface 28 is pushed into the open position, the container 1 through the dispensing valve 21 under the action of the spring body 22 closed automatically. This will cause unwanted leakage of the substance from your container 1 avoided, for example, when the applicator device 2 is replaced.
The actuating surface 28 is by a projecting pressure section 35 formed, over one or more webs 34 on the body 9 is held. The printing section 35 and the actuating surface 28 are between the metering valve 15 and the exit opening 4 in the inflow channel 31 arranged.
But even if the applicator device 2 on the container 1 is attached, the substance can not escape uncontrollably. This is done by the dosing valve 15 prevented. If no pressure is exerted on the container, the dosing valve is located 15 in his in 2a shown closed position. If there is an increased pressure in the interior of the container, for example by the user pressing on the container wall in the container 1 generates an overpressure, under the effect of this pressure, the valve body 18 of the metering valve 15 in his in 2 B shown open position moves. Now is the connection channel 14 open so that the fabric is out of the container 1 through the valve seat 19 and valve body 18 resulting gap-shaped gap and to the discharge opening 11 can get.
In the 2a . 2 B and 2c is still clearly seen that between dispensing valve 21 and the metering valve 15 remaining residual volume can be kept small. This is partly because the sealing area 29 of the metering valve 15 on the container 1 facing side of the applicator device is arranged. The sealing area 29 is located immediately adjacent to the outlet opening 4 , If, as in 2c represented, the applicator device of the container 1 removed and the cap 16 is set, the applicator device applicator device 2 Container side through the metering valve 15 and on its opposite side through the discharge opening 11 closing cap 16 locked. In this way, a closed, protected against dehydration chamber is formed in the applicator.
In addition, the residual volume remaining between the metering valve and the dispensing valve is reduced in that an annular channel section 30 is provided. This forms a the outlet opening 4 with the metering valve 15 , more precisely, with its inlet opening connecting inflow channel 31 , In the illustrated embodiment, this is done on the main body 9 the channel section 30 designed as a cylindrical circumferential region which the outlet opening 4 encloses. The channel section 30 is on its outside of one on the container 1 formed projecting support section 32 surround. This is formed by a protruding circumferential edge, wherein between support portion 32 and channel section 30 a sealing surface 33 is formed in the shape of a rounded bead. The support section 32 is in an annular recess of the body 9 added.
The 2a . 2 B and 2c let continue clearly the promoter 12 recognize which is removable on the body 9 is arranged. For this purpose are s.der promoter 12 on the inside of one or more detents 36 molded, which in one on the body 9 trained groove clamped intervention.
While in the 2a and 2c the applicator with attached cap 16 show, this is in 2 B removed, so that the substance can be dispensed from the container.
The 3a . 3b and 3c show a further embodiment of the invention, which in numerous points with the in connection with the 1a to 2c match described embodiment. Therefore, the same reference numerals are used for parts having the same function. Reference is made to the description in this regard, which for the 3a . 3b and 3c applies accordingly.
Both 3a . 3b and 3c is the mouth area 3 of the container 1 differently trained, since here a use 38 is provided. In this is the outlet 4 educated. Farther the insert has a cylindrically formed here in the interior of the container 1 protruding section 39 on which the dispensing valve 21 receives. Advantage of this embodiment is that these from the side of the mouth area 3 can be mounted by the insert 38 with the section 39 into the container opening 40 is used clamping and sealing. This makes it possible for the container 1 at its mouth area 3 opposite end already before the final assembly, z. B. by the closure fold 7 to close. Another advantage of this design is that the use 38 with the dispensing valve 21 regardless of the container 1 can be produced.
At the in 3a and 3b illustrated embodiment is also the spring body 20 of the metering valve 15 differently designed. While at the in the 1a to 2c illustrated embodiments of the spring body having spirally arranged spring arms, is in the in the 3a and 3b illustrated embodiment of the spring body 22 formed by an annular elastically deformable body. To the spring body 22 closes an annular holding section 24 at. The spring body 22 with the holding section 24 and the valve body 18 have a hat-shaped shape and can be made as a one-piece injection molded part of elastic plastic.
4 shows a container below 1 , which in relation to 1a corresponds described container. In 4 In the upper area, six different variants of an applicator device are shown. The applicator devices each differ in the form of the applicator 12 but otherwise may be formed like the applicator devices described above. In 4 is in the middle of the middle also in 1 illustrated applicators 12 with an inclined support surface 13 shown. Top left is in 4 a promoter 12 ' shown, which has a tapered outlet region and is particularly suitable for a point or line delivery of the substance. Top right is in 4 a promoter 12 '' shown with a fine grid for surface delivery, wherein the grid openings the discharge opening 11 form.
In the second row on the left is another variant of a contractor 12 ''' shown with a sloping Auftragfläche. In the 4 in the second row in the middle illustrated embodiment of the applicator 12 '''' has a tip with a sponge-like or felt-like material for dispensing. At the in 4 in the second row right illustrated embodiment of the applicator 12 ''''' In addition, a hinged over a film hinge cap is provided for closing.
- mouth area
- outlet opening
- screw thread
- connecting means
- inlet opening
- discharge opening
- connecting channel
- metering valve
- valve body
- valve seat
- spring body
- dispensing valve
- spring body
- valve body
- holding section
- clamping projections
- holding section
- actuating section
- actuating surface
- sealing area
- channel section
- inlet channel
- support section
- sealing surface
- print section
- locking lugs
- container opening
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Cited patent literature
- - US 3016561 
- - DE 8304471 U1 
- EP 1834890 A1