Fluid dispensing apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7501283
APP PUB NO 20050035156A1
SERIAL NO

10639021

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A fluid dispensing apparatus includes a mounting assembly having a plurality of mounting apertures and a plurality of fluid dispensing cartridges positioned within the mounting apertures. The mounting apertures and cartridges include matching cross-sectional profiles that lack symmetry. Each fluid dispensing cartridge includes a fluid reservoir, at least one valve, a metering chamber and a piston. The apparatus also includes a magnetic switch assembly controlling the movement of the piston and a means for damping the movement of the piston.

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SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC.TORRANCE, CA35

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hersch, Michael Redondo Beach, US 2 39
Palermo, Henry Anaheim Hills, US 1 33

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