Abstract: A cosmetic application device having a applicator and cover means adapted to selectively vary the length of the applicator. The application device may be used for various cosmetics, including mascara, lipstick, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, and blusher.
Abstract: An appliance is provided which is capable of transmitting heat retained therein to cooked food placed in the appliance, so that the food can be kept hot when an electrical cord used for initially causing the appliance to be electrically heated is disconnected therefrom. The appliance includes an outer casing and a removable cover, both of which are made of materials that retard heat loss from the appliance, preferably non-metallic materials. It further includes a housing enclosed by the casing and cover and made of a non-metallic material, such as plastic, in which a non-metallic heat retaining material, such as wax, is confined. Disposed throughout the heat retaining material is a resistance heater, which is removably connected to the electrical cord for melting the material, so that the heat of fusion of the melted material may be transmitted into the food to reduce its cooling rate after the heater is disconnected from the cord.
Abstract: Oxidation dye compositions particularly useful for dyeing human hair containing as the meta component compounds of the formula: ##STR1## or their non-toxic salts, wherein R is alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, phenylalkyl, phenylsulfonyls, alkylsulfonyls or cyanoalkyl.
Abstract: In a hair dryer having a housing including air inlets, a motor for driving a fan which draws air into the housing through the air inlets and blows the air over a heating element to discharge the heated air through air outlets, the improvement which includes providing abrasive means in the housing for cutting loose hairs which enter the dryer with the incoming air and become entrapped about the fan blades or motor shaft, thereby preventing the hair from jamming the motor and permitting the cut hairs to be discharged from the dryer housing with the air coming out of the air outlets.
Abstract: A gold alloy for use in a dental restoration which does not cause discoloration and greening of dental porcelain after being cast and having a porcelain jacket fired thereon. The gold alloy also produces extremely clean castings. The alloy is 30-50% gold, 30-50% palladium, 5-30% silver, 0.01-5% of at least one element from silicon, boron, germanium and mixtures thereof and 0.01-1.0% of ruthenium. Other elements are included for strength.
Abstract: A container provided with a dispensing closure comprising a cavity-containing ball rotatable in the neck of the container, a resilient retaining ring holding the ball in contact with the neck, and a locking ring thereover threadable on the neck.
Abstract: A sponge mop comprising a base plate secured to a handle, a squeeze plate rotatably attached to a free edge of the base plate, a sponge affixed to the bottom surface of the squeeze plate, and a sponge wringer rotatably attached to the upper surface of the squeeze plate. Rotation of the sponge wringer against the squeeze plate and towards the base plate causes wringing out of the sponge between the plates. The sponge wringer is rotated essentially 360.degree. so that it is adjacent to the mop handle when the sponge is fully wrung out. When the mop is in the mopping position, the handle can be lowered or raised with respect to the surface being mopped, while the sponge remains flush on that surface, by insertion of tabs on the sponge wringer in selected openings provided in the base plate for different handle orientations.
Abstract: A propellant composition for an aerosol-type container having a dispensing valve, said composition consisting essentially of a gas adsorbed by an adsorbent substrate at superatmospheric pressure in sufficient quantity such that upon actuation of the dispensing valve, said substrate will desorb a portion of the adsorbed gas to permit discharge of the gas portion from the container at a pressure greater than atmospheric, wherein said gas does not contain any halogen atoms in its molecular structure. The composition is particularly suitable for use in an aerosol hydraulic device for use in clearing waste stoppages in a conduit.
Abstract: A swivel connector for attaching a handle to a body which comprises:(a) a pivot member secured to said body;(b) a pin member including first rotational means for rotatably engaging said pivot member to define a first axis of rotation for rotating the pin member about the pivot member; and(c) a socket member having an upper end portion adapted to receive a handle and including at the lower end portion second rotational means for rotatably engaging said pin member to define a second axis of rotation for rotating the socket member about the pin member such that said first and second axis of rotation are substantially perpendicular and intersect each other.
January 5, 1978
Date of Patent:
January 8, 1980
The Drackett Company
Michael F. O'Dwyer, John J. Feroce, David A. Jones
Abstract: In a squeeze bottle including a container having an upstanding neck portion and a spray unit in the neck portion through which product is dispensed from the container, the improvement comprising bellowed portions in the walls of the container and a compressible shroud surrounding the container walls. The shroud is formed of two sections, which are joined by a mating groove and bead arrangement on their edges and which substantially overlap each other when a squeezing pressure is applied to the shroud and a predetermined resistance of the groove and bead arrangement is overcome, so that the shroud sections compress the bellowed container walls and product is dispensed.