US 9,814,098 B2
Microfluidic delivery system for releasing fluid compositions
Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Fairfield, OH (US); David S. Hunt, San Diego, CA (US); Joseph Edward Scheffelin, Poway, CA (US); and Simon Dodd, West Linn, OR (US)
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/376,691.
Application 15/376,691 is a continuation of application No. 14/950,214, filed on Nov. 24, 2015, granted, now 9,554,459.
Application 14/950,214 is a continuation of application No. 14/310,285, filed on Jun. 20, 2014, granted, now 9,211,980.
Prior Publication US 2017/0094720 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B41J 2/175 (2006.01); B41J 2/14 (2006.01); H05B 1/02 (2006.01); B65D 43/02 (2006.01); B65D 83/00 (2006.01); H05K 1/02 (2006.01); H05K 1/11 (2006.01); A61L 9/14 (2006.01); A61L 9/03 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 1/0244 (2013.01) [A61L 9/03 (2013.01); A61L 9/14 (2013.01); B41J 2/1404 (2013.01); B41J 2/1433 (2013.01); B41J 2/14072 (2013.01); B41J 2/17509 (2013.01); B41J 2/17513 (2013.01); B65D 43/02 (2013.01); B65D 83/00 (2013.01); H05K 1/0272 (2013.01); H05K 1/11 (2013.01); A61L 2209/133 (2013.01); H05B 2203/021 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49732 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A microfluidic delivery refill comprising:
a reservoir having a hollow body and an opening;
a transport member in fluid communication with the reservoir;
a lid enclosing the opening of the reservoir, wherein the lid is in fluid communication with the transport member, wherein the lid comprises a rigid microfluidic delivery member having a die and electrical traces that are in electrical communication with the die, wherein the electrical traces terminate at electrical contacts, wherein the electrical traces are disposed on only one plane, the die comprising a fluid chamber in fluid communication with the transport member at an inlet of the fluid chamber and an orifice at an outlet of the fluid chamber.