Patents Assigned to Blistex Inc.
  • Patent number: 8333298
    Abstract: A storage container having a collapsible unit and a twist cap is described. The collapsible unit is a type of bellows which includes a base and a sidewall attached to the base. The sidewall has a spiral fold that traverses along a portion of the length of that the collapsible unit. The length can be compressed by folding the collapsible unit along the spiral fold. As the length of the collapsible unit is reduced, access to any remaining products, such as acne pad products, stored at the bottom of the collapsible unit can be more conveniently obtained. The cap of the storage container includes a ring collar; a sleeve attached to the ring collar; and a guide attached to the sleeve. When the cap is turned or twisted the guide and the spiral fold are configured to slidably engage each other which results in shortening the length of the collapsible unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8192100
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device having the interconnected components of a container, a base, a shaft, a piston, a collar, a plurality of fluid conduction pathways and an applicator head is presented. The applicator head is rotatably mounted within the collar and slidably held in place by the inner surface of the collar. The inner surface of the collar also has a plurality of fluid conduction pathways cut into it so that a viscous fluid confined within the container may be flow into the fluid conduction pathways and onto the applicator head so that it may be soothingly applied onto a portion of a user's epidermis such as onto the lips of a user. The method of using the applicator device includes the acts of manipulating, obtaining, pressing, removing, returning, rolling, and withdrawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn
  • Patent number: 6663853
    Abstract: A lip care moisturizing product in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion, containing at least one fatty acid ester, at least one wax, the total of said at least one fatty acid ester and said at least one wax being at least about 1.0%, liposomes containing water therein, and an emulsifier. The emulsifier is preferably a mixture of behenoyl stearate and sodium borate, and the liposomes preferably contain a mixture of water and glycerin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventor: Mohinder Singh
  • Patent number: 6544562
    Abstract: A dual regimen acne treatment package includes an outer container, and disposed within the outer container first and second inner containers which are separate from each other. Each of the inner containers has an exposed dispensing means, the first inner container containing a solubilized salicylic acid acne treatment composition, and the second inner container containing a solubilized benzoyl peroxide acne treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Mohinder Singh, Michael A. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 6436417
    Abstract: A substantially alcohol-free composition for treatment of acne contains about 0.05 to 26% by weight salicylic acid and about 0.05 to 28% by weight of a solubilizing agent for the salicylic acid, which is sodium tetraborate, sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate, dissolved in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Mohinder Singh, Michael A. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 6428772
    Abstract: A composition for topical aerosol application contains, by weight, a) about 20 to 90% of an active mixture in the form of a solution, gel or lotion with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as active ingredient, and optionally, a polymeric thickening agent for a gel or lotion, and b) about 10 to 80% of a propellant system which includes dimethyl ether. The composition has a temperature in the range of 3 to 25° C. when dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Mohinder Singh, Michael A. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 5755352
    Abstract: A closure for a container is provided which includes a collar engaging the opening of the container, and a removable cap pivotally hinged to the collar by means of a double-fold hinge. When closed, the cap fits over the collar. The arc of travel of the cap as it pivots between its opened and closed position is such that the cap clears the cap engaging portion of the collar and the product in the container. The upper surface of the cap includes a chordal ridge which is adapted to be engaged by thumb pressure enabling easy grasping and opening of the container using one hand. The collar includes a cap engaging portion having at least one upstanding bead circumferentially disposed along an outside surface while the cap has at least one ridge circumferentially disposed along an inside surface configured to engage the upstanding bead when the cap is removably placed over the cap engaging portion such that the cap is retained on the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wojcik, Michael J. Donnantuono
  • Patent number: 5733058
    Abstract: A container for a compact product including a housing, a stem, and a follower engaged with the stem adapted to move axially within the container in response to rotation of the stem. The follower including a central tube threadingly engaged with the stem that is adapted to flex when the follower is in a retracted position and the stem is rotated, to permit the stem to rotate relative to the follower. A fingerwheel may be included to facilitate rotation of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Hofmann
  • Patent number: 5618515
    Abstract: A composition is provided for the treatment of dermal burns and is composed of a homogeneous solution of skin conditioners, anesthetics, water, and alcohol in combination with dimethyl ether. The use of dimethyl ether as the propellant and solvent forms a homogeneous solution of ingredients which otherwise have little solubility in each other. This formulation also cools the skin when applied, significantly improving the healing of the burns. A pressurized aerosol container is also provided having a metered dose valve for accurately dispensing metered doses of the dermal burn composition to optimize treatment and prevent freezing of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Mohinder Singh, Lisa Vail, Raymond S. Niedbala
  • Patent number: 5531349
    Abstract: A closure for a container is provided which includes a collar engaging the opening of the container, and a removable cap pivotally hinged to the collar by means of a double-fold hinge. When closed, the cap fits over the collar. The arc of travel of the cap as it pivots between its opened and closed position is such that the cap clears the cap engaging portion of the collar and the product in the container. The upper surface of the cap includes a chordal ridge which is adapted to be engaged by thumb pressure enabling easy grasping and opening of the container using one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wojcik, Michael J. Donnantuono
  • Patent number: 4893956
    Abstract: A pad and container assembly wherein the pad comprises a sponge-like center section and a non-permeable protective disk secured to its inner side, which is immersed in a medicament in the bottom of the cup,the disk being pressed against an annular ridge containing the medicament and conforming to its shape to form a seal,the center section of the pad being compressable within the container,the pad having a foldable handle on its upper side which is extendable when the container is opened upon removal of a cover releasably adhered to the outer rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wojcik, Steven L. Kliff
  • Patent number: 4887924
    Abstract: An angled plastic tip applicator comprises a compression moulded rigid upper part including a hollow annular tip part being truncated by a convex wall being longitudinally varyingly curved at an impermanent radius. A center tube dependent from the convex wall communicates with an opening in the convex wall. A flat top cap threaded on the tip and having a serrated outer surface has a center pin engageable with the center tube for tight sealing of the applicator. The applicator has a pliable lower metal laminated plastic tubular container wall prevents leaching and pollution of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: 501 Blistex Inc.
    Inventor: Richard K. Green
  • Patent number: D607339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Sanborn, Mark Puc
  • Patent number: D795078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BLISTEX INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn