Patents Examined by David Walczak
  • Patent number: 10357142
    Abstract: A pump is positioned on the upper surface of the mat adjacent to one edge. A spray nozzle on the upper surface of the mat is positioned to dispense a spray upwardly. Tubing has an input end coupled to the pump. The tubing has an output end coupled to the spray nozzle. An actuator pedal is coupled to the pump. In this manner when the pedal is depressed, the pump will move cleaning/disinfecting fluid from the pump and then through the tubing and then through the spray nozzle. Further in this manner a misty layer of cleaning/disinfecting fluid will be gently wafted onto the upper surface of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Dawn M. Simmons, John J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10299562
    Abstract: An applicator that causes a liquid applying material accumulated inside, for example, a cosmetic tool, such as an eye liner and an eyebrow pencil, or a gray-hair partially dyeing tool for hair, an eyebrow, or a similar part, to infiltrate into an application portion to use this liquid applying material for application or drawing from a distal end application portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WINTRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10299564
    Abstract: The rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container includes a female screw portion provided with a female screw for screw engagement with a male screw of a rod-shaped cosmetic material support, a coil spring that restrains the female screw portion from moving forward in an axial direction, and a resin spring that restrains the female screw portion from moving rearward in the axial direction. An impact in the axial direction that acts on the female screw portion is absorbed by one spring, and an impact due to a restoring force at the time of restoration of one spring is absorbed by the other spring, whereby a rod-shaped cosmetic material supported by the rod-shaped cosmetic material support put in screw engagement with the female screw portion is sufficiently protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 10299566
    Abstract: An applicator (10) for a cosmetic product has a core (12) and protrusions (20) projecting from the core (12). Each protrusion (20) has a reservoir (21) for the cosmetic product, and a articulation (22) of the reservoir (21) on the core (12). The articulation (22) formed by a narrowed portion. The reservoir (21) extends from the articulation (22) transversely to the articulation (22) and on either side of the articulation (22). An assembly has a receptacle having a body which forms a container intended to hold the cosmetic product. An applicator assembly has a wiper capable of scraping off excess product when the applicator (10) moves from inside the container to outside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Camille Schreiber, Yann Crapet
  • Patent number: 10285485
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a fluid from a source of fluid comprises a roller and a tray member. The tray member comprises a pair of spaced walls having a contiguous tapered inner surface for defining an arcuate recess in an outer surface of the tray member, the outer surface tapering to an outer edge of each wall. Roller mounting means includes a pair of resilient spaced arms, each one of the arms spanning between and interconnecting the ends of the spaced wall. The tray member defines a pair ports spaced along a central longitudinal axis of the tray member for providing fluid communication between the source of fluid and the tray member. The roller is rotatably mounted to the spaced arms for receiving fluid from the tray member and applying the fluid onto a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Blok Rok, Inc.
    Inventors: Arianna Megaro, Matthew Megaro, Brad Forrest
  • Patent number: 10278487
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a body comprising a handle, a head having at least one oral care element extending therefrom, and at least one fluid outlet; a reservoir in the body and for storing an oral care fluid; and a pump in the body for pumping the oral care fluid from the reservoir towards the fluid outlet, wherein the pump is an umbrella check valve circumferentially surrounding a duckbill check valve. Alternatively, the invention is a method of manufacturing an oral care implement, including the steps of providing a body comprising a base having first and second holes extending therethrough; and fitting to the body a unitary component comprising first and second valves at a position at which the first valve blocks the first hole and the second valve blocks the second hole, wherein the first valve is an umbrella check valve that circumferentially surrounds the second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Donghui Wu, Alan Sorrentino, Robert Moskovich, Eduardo Jimenez, Kenneth Waguespack, Douglas Joseph Hohlbein, Matthew Lee Kolb, Paul Donald Carse
  • Patent number: 10259636
    Abstract: A container (1) with separate sealed compartments for different substances. The container (1) comprises separate and relatively sealed first (A), second (B) and third (C) compartments. The first compartment (A) receives a first substance (such as colorant); the second compartment (B) receives a second substance (such as a developing solution); and the third compartment (C) defines a mixing volume for receiving the first and second substances from the first and second compartments. A rupturable portion adjoins the third compartment (C) and separates the first and second compartments (A, B), from the third compartment so that in use, when the a rupturable portion is ruptured substances from the first and second compartments (A, B) can pass to the third compartment (C). A passage (16) is provided in a wall of the third compartment (C) along an edge not shared with either of the first or second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Charlotte Welch, Brian Welch, Sally Welch
  • Patent number: 10244847
    Abstract: A cosmetic packaging device with aligning cap includes connection structures and/or a collar that facilitate easy alignment of the cap/applicator to the cosmetics packaging in order to achieve a desirable appearance in an easy manner to the user. Ramped edges on one or both of the collar on a bottle and/or a connecting structure of an applicator are designed to guide a tab into a slot as the applicator and cap are replaced on the cosmetics packaging, which may contain a cosmetic product such as a mascara, lip gloss or various other products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Wilson, Armando Villarreal, Adrian Apodaca
  • Patent number: 10239343
    Abstract: A feeding pencil includes a pipe member, a leading tube, a tubular main body, a movable body, and a holding member. The pipe member is disposed inside the leading tube and loads a drawing material. The movable body extends in an axial direction includes a male screw formed across an entire outer periphery thereof in the axial direction. The holding member holds the movable body. The pipe member includes a female screw on an inner surface thereof. The female screw screws with the male screw. A relative rotation between the leading tube and the main body relatively rotates the pipe member and the holding member and acts a screwing action between the male screw and the female screw. The screwing action moves the movable body forward to extrude the drawing material from the pipe member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Patent number: 10231528
    Abstract: There is a container that allows the movement of a cosmetic product in a holder within a sheath from a first position to a second position with the force translated from a button slider outside the sheath to underneath the product holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Corsi, Jacky Gunter, Angela Munoz, Kristen O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10220649
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting a writing implement to a glassboard, whiteboard or the like has a housing adapted to be connected to a writing implement. The housing has a side surface with an opening formed therein and a recess extending from the opening into the housing. A magnet is disposed in the recess and has a first pole at the opening. The magnet provides a magnetic field in a direction away from the side surface of the housing. The apparatus enables a side periphery of a writing implement coupled with the apparatus to magnetically couple with the glassboard, whiteboard or the like in a predetermined orientation regardless of the initial orientation of approach of the writing implement even in the presence of a similarly magnetically self-supporting writing implement or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazing Magnets, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Boettcher, Luke T. Bilisoly
  • Patent number: 10214307
    Abstract: A module structure for a packaging machine comprising vertical members and horizontal beams, including horizontal beams configured as open beams, having an open polygonal cross section and comprising at least a first end face, a second end face, one or more intermediate faces between said first and second end faces, said end faces being distanced in such a way to leave a longitudinal aperture of the beam; said open beams may include reinforcing flanges and accommodate power/signal cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CAMA1 S.P.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Bellante
  • Patent number: 10213005
    Abstract: Container for liquid or paste products of the type generically consisting of a tank and of a closing capsule, a stem being associated with suitable retaining structures with said capsule, said stem supporting an applicator, between said capsule and said stem a spring being arranged, said tank consisting of a cylindrical body, at the top of which there is provided a neck, apt to the insertion of the stem and to the tightening of the capsule to said tank, on the external periphery of said neck being provided shaped relief guiding and retaining members for peg members internally projecting from said capsule characterized in that on said capsule there is provided a fastening portion with a cylindrical coupling ring containing a rotating ring provided with at least one retaining tooth and with an engagement with said shaped relief guiding members provided on said neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BRIVAPLAST S.r.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Vanoncini, Anna Poletto, Ambrogio Fumagalli, Giuseppe Ghirardi
  • Patent number: 10207848
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises a plurality of panels at least partially forming an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel. The carton comprises an article protection flap foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels. The article protection flap is moveable between a first position that is substantially parallel to the top panel and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the top panel. The at least one access feature in the top panel is for positioning the article protection flap from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: O'Neal Alexander, Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Mark Baldino, Ana Gonzalez, John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10206479
    Abstract: An application head for a product includes a body that is substantially of revolution and has at its front axial end a hollow spherical surface forming a housing that receives a magnetizable applicator ball with a tight fit, said applicator ball being held by a magnet, this body being intended to hold the product on its inside, wherein the body comprises a chamber located along the passage of the product coming from the inside of this body so as to lead into the housing, this chamber containing a magnetized or non-magnetized valve held on its inside, which can slide through a short axial travel while remaining stuck to the applicator ball, so as to close the passage in the rear position and to open this passage in the front position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: COSMOGEN SAS
    Inventors: Gérard Gieux, Philippe Bonneyrat
  • Patent number: 10207534
    Abstract: A writing implement holder comprises an elongated hollow housing. An electric motor is fixed at one end of the housing and having an output shaft thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the housing. A source of electric power is coupled to the motor. A gripping member is mounted within a hollow interior of the housing and has one end thereof securely attached to the output shaft of the motor. The gripping member is configured to receive a portion of the writing implement for a rotation with the output shaft of the motor, when the writing implement is inserted through an open end of the housing. Manually operable ON/OFF switch can be also provided. The housing can be provided by a pair of complimentary members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Angelo P. Verdelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10206485
    Abstract: An applique vessel for storing applique includes: an interior surface; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the interior surface. An applique vessel for storing applique includes: a body adapted to store applique; and a top comprising an application element, where the body and the top adapted to form a vessel if coupled, and the top is adapted to couple to the body via a compression fit. An applique system adapted to store and apply applique includes: a flexible body adapted to store applique; a top including an application element; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the flexible body. An application element adapted to apply applique to a user includes: a frame having a particular shape; and a set of protuberances extending from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Pui Yan Chung
  • Patent number: 10206493
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a body having a handle, a head at an end of the handle, and at least one fluid outlet, the head having at least one oral care element extending therefrom; a reservoir in the body and for storing an oral care fluid; and a supply mechanism connected to the body, the supply mechanism having a user-operable selector comprising a cam, and an actuator comprising a follower in contact with the same, the actuator operable to cause the oral care fluid to flow from the reservoir towards the fluid outlet, and wherein the cam is movable relative to the body to cause movement of the follower relative to the body and thereby operate the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Donghui Wu, Matthew Lee Kolb, Paul Donald Carse
  • Patent number: 10206481
    Abstract: A baked powder pencil includes a housing having a base portion with a hollow interior and an opening that opens into the hollow interior. A stick or pellet of baked powder cosmetic material is disposed at least partially within the hollow interior of the base portion. The stick or pellet of baked powder cosmetic material has an end portion that is arranged to extend through the opening of the base portion. The stick or pellet of baked powder cosmetic material is formed into a pre-defined three-dimensional shape and is configured to maintain its three-dimensional shape. The three-dimensional shape of the stick or pellet may have a head section with multiple, generally planar surfaces extending in multiple respectively different planes, or a head section with a semi-spherical or semi-spheroid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alfred E. Booth, Jeff Ellery Engels
  • Patent number: 10194730
    Abstract: An antiperspirant composition and a dispenser therefor, the composition being a gel, cream or soft solid of viscosity from 3000 mPa·s to 5200 mPa·s at a shear rate of 16/s comprising a non-pore blocking inhibitor of perspiration and the dispenser comprising a dome-shaped applicator surface of radius of curvature decreasing from a maximum of from 25 to 60 mm at its top/center to a value of from 75 to 95% of its maximum value at a distance of 1 cm from its top/center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Lewis Bilton, Christopher John Jones, Rebecca Anne Nelson, Benjamin George Oglesby, Guy Richard Thompson, Iain Andrew Weddell