PATENT OF THE WEEK – DISPENSER
The Dispenser was invented by Mick A. Trompen, Gregory A.Lyon, Jeffery A.Meyer, Joseph R.Winkle on the 10th of November 2015, bearing patent number US9179645B2.
The present invention relates to fluid delivery and more particularly to a dispenser for delivering fluid over extended periods of time. The dispenser has a shell having an opening. A reservoir is disposed in the shell and holds a pesticide or other liquid. A wick is in fluid communication with the reservoir. An end of the wick is positioned adjacent the opening and has a greater capillary attraction or wicking ability than the reservoir, whereby during use of the dispenser the wick draws fluid from the reservoir and deposits it on the animal upon contact. The advantages of this invention are:
- The dose of substance being dispensed remains substantially constant as the supply is being consumed. A small, lightweight dispenser may be filled with sufficient pesticide to last an entire season before being depleted.
- Dispensers can be handled and attached without contacting the substance contained therein.
- The shape of dispensers formed in accordance with preferred embodiments is ergonomic.