Patents Represented by Attorney David J. Mugford
  • Patent number: 5121763
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Maybe Holding Company
    Inventor: Ted Kingsford
  • Patent number: 4198559
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventors: Henry J. Walter, Raymond W. Kunz
  • Patent number: 4196145
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Halasz, David Cohen
  • Patent number: 4195218
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventors: Henry J. Walter, Roy W. White
  • Patent number: 4194907
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Unitek Corporation
    Inventor: Min H. Tsai
  • Patent number: 4189066
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Company
    Inventor: Walter G. Berghahn
  • Patent number: 4181999
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventors: Daniel C. Maust, David A. Jones
  • Patent number: 4182688
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventor: Justin J. Murtaugh
  • Patent number: 4182577
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: The Drackett Company
    Inventors: Michael F. O'Dwyer, John J. Feroce, David A. Jones
  • Patent number: 4177939
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Company
    Inventor: Ralph H. Thomas
  • Patent number: D254222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventor: Fran MacGregor
  • Patent number: D255945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventor: Francis W. MacGregor
  • Patent number: D256064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Inventor: Jonas Senter
  • Patent number: D256065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Inventor: Jonas Senter
  • Patent number: D256509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: Clairol Incorporated
    Inventor: John Ryan
  • Patent number: D258119
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Company
    Inventor: Doris du Cret
  • Patent number: D258173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: CITC Industries Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Cohen
  • Patent number: D258247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: CITC Industries Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Cohen
  • Patent number: D258698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: CITC Industries Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Cohen
  • Patent number: D320301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Wujin Park