Patents Examined by Gregory E. McNeill
  • Patent number: 5059277
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for ultrasonically bonding continuously moving webs to one another using a stationary vibrating horn and a relatively slick, non-thermally softenable moving slip layer interposed between the webs to be bonded and the horn to prevent web damage. Interposing the slip layer between the webs to be bonded and the ultrasonic horn improves both the quality and efficiency of web bonding. It reduces friction between the travelling webs and the substantially stationary ultrasonic horn not only due to its relatively slick surface, but also due to the compressive force which the slip layer exerts upon the webs to be bonded. This in turn minimizes jamming and hangups in the very limited clearance existing between the rotating anvil roll and the substantially stationary vibrating ultrasonic horn. In addition, the slip layer maximizes retention of heat either generated in the laminate web by the ultrasonic horn or transferred to the laminate web structure by preheating one or more of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Willhite, Jr., Gerald M. Weber, Godfrey Retier
  • Patent number: 4787381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a body wrap (10) securable around the waist (12) of a person (14). The body wrap (10) includes a unidirectionally stretchable panel (16) integral at one side edge thereof with a hook-like fastening section (24), and integral at the other side edge thereof with a large brushed pile material section (28). The unidirectionally stretchable panel (16) is constructed of plural elongate stretchable support sections (22) alternating between plural apertured sections (18) through which a sutured incision may be observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Tecnol, Inc.
    Inventors: Vance M. Hubbard, Welton K. Brunson
  • Patent number: 4777946
    Abstract: A gadget for remedy and prevention of knee joint trouble accompanied by the movement of the patella, comprising a patella fixing member and a connecting belt wound round the knee to fix the patella fixing member thereon. The patella fixing member is provided with an opening for exposing the patella. A distinguishing feature is the provision of a fixing member pressing band on the top side of the fixing member covering the opening to prevent the decrease of correction effect due to the deformation of the opening being extended when the brace is put on and when the knee joint is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Nakamura Brace Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Watanabe, Toshiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4775256
    Abstract: Hand-held device for personal hygiene purposes dispensing a cosmetic and/or cleansing agent with an exchangeable container containing said agent, an exchangeable container being positionable within the hand-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: Erich Roth
  • Patent number: 4762124
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing pouch in which a support, a liquid impregnated pad, permeable membrane and cover layer are peripherally joined in a layered arrangement by adhesive or heat seal means. The layers are coextensive and the impregnated pad is contoured to provide enhanced liquid-holding capabilities. The liquid is dispensed by peeling off the cover layer and bringing the membrane surface into contact with the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Martha E. Kerch, Louis S. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4753232
    Abstract: An adhesive wound dressing which comprises a flexible polymer film having an adhesive surface and a non-adhesive surface on the opposite side, a removable protector over the adhesive surface and a detachable handle along an edge margin of the polymer film is described. The handle is used to facilitate handling of the film during application of the dressing and is formed from a tearable material so that it can be removed by tearing without disturbing the applied dressing. In a second described embodiment the tearable handle carries an adhesive coating so that the user has the option of removing the handle or adhering it to the skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Associated Companies p.l.c.
    Inventor: William J. Ward
  • Patent number: 4751935
    Abstract: An artificial fingernail or tip formed of polymer plastic contains light diffusing means located only within the front distal portion, the light diffusing means including, a plurality of minute depressions within and throughout at least the upper surface of said polymer strip for providing a textured roughened surface to obtain a natural appearing contrast between the front distal portion and the back proximal portion of the nail. In an additional aspect, the appearance is further enhanced by inclusion of slight pigmentation of the plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Rolf Mast, Richard C. G. Dark
  • Patent number: 4750501
    Abstract: An improved cosmetic applicator is described in which an inner tubular member has cam slots to guide lugs on a carrier. The carrier supports a cosmetic substance such as lipstick and is moved between retracted and exposed positions by the action of helical grooves in an outer tubular member. A cam slot in the inner tubular member is provided with elongate resilient and flexible elements located to restrict the passage of the carrier lugs into and out of off-sets that provide axial carrier locking positions. The lugs can be moved past the elements which flex in a manner that retains an even swivel torque. A rib is mounted on the inner tubular member so as to contact the carrier and impart an even drag thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Risdon Corporation
    Inventors: Walter T. Ackermann, Robert L. Pierpont
  • Patent number: 4748975
    Abstract: A supporter which can be attached simply to a portion of the body without the necessity of operation of attaching the same from the side of an end of a limb and irrespective of the thickness of the portion to which the supporter is to be attached and which can be attached to the shoulder, the ankle, the knee, a hand root portion, or the elbow to which it is difficult to attach a supporter due to the presence of a projection. The supporter comprises a supporter body formed in an elliptical shape and having a longitudinal slit formed at a central portion thereof. The supporter body is divided at a longitudinal end portion thereof by another longitudinal slit to form a pair of fastening ends, and a face fastener is secured to a human body non-contacting face of the supporter body and also to an opposite face of an end portion of each of the fastening ends of the supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Seiichi Yashima
  • Patent number: 4748976
    Abstract: The anatomical dressings disclosed provide a support material of close-textured, 100% cotton fabric which can be impregnated with cosmetic preparations held in an oil or a grease medium. The single dressing is cut to match the contours of that part of the anatomy to be treated, and when applied, remains fast by virtue of surface adhesion for whatever length of time is suitable in the case of the particular treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Romano Cali
  • Patent number: 4748991
    Abstract: A powder compact material in the form of a stick for cosmetic purposes is made up of powder-like base materials and if necessary additions of binders, lubricants and materials increasing adhesion compacted or bonded together as a body which keeps its form. For stopping the end or outer face of the stick-like body becoming clogged with moisture and sebum on use (so that clean powder compact material would have to be uncovered by cutting, this wasting the material) the compact stick contains as part of the present invention, a particle material, whose particles are harder than the particles of the base materials. The hardness of the particle material may preferably be equal to at least 4.0 on the Mohs' hardness scale. A particle size of 10 to 50 microns and an outer face of the particles which as far as possible is jagged or otherwise rough is responsible for useful effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Messrs. Schwan-STABILO Schwanhausser GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans J. Hofman, Werner Bruechert, Matthias Hempel, Klaus Weber
  • Patent number: 4748989
    Abstract: Copolymers of vinylpyrrolidone, acrylamides which are monoalkylated or dialkylated on the N atom and alkyl or hydroxyalkyl esters of (meth)acrylic acid, with or without (meth)acrylic acid, or (meth)acrylic acid are used as and in hair fixatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Adolf Nuber, Axel Sanner, Friedrich Vogel, Dietrich Mass
  • Patent number: 4747419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel nail polish composition to be dispersed by way of a pen having a substantially non-bristle brush tip; said composition having a low viscosity, i.e. not greater than about 200 cps and comprising a nitrocellulose film former, a relatively high pigment concentration, and an amount of a suitable copolymer of hydrophobic and hydrophilic monomers to aid in preventing said pigment form separating in the tip of the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Chesebrough-Pond's, Inc.
    Inventors: Madeline D. Flynn, Alan J. Suares
  • Patent number: 4747420
    Abstract: This comb is designed to apply hair dye or perfume to one's hair, and the dye or perfume is saturated into a common pipe cleaner that is received in a cylinder rotatively received in the main body of the comb. The dye or perfume is dispensed between the teeth of the comb and the cylinder containing the pipe cleaner, and is rotated to shut off any further flow of dye or perfume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: Vincent J. Alaimo
  • Patent number: 4747782
    Abstract: A cosmetic sampler comprising, a folded flexible sheet wherein disposed on the inner faces of the folds are opposing strips of oleaginous barriers and disposed on one of the barriers is a cosmetic. The outer top portion of the folded product has means for exposing the cosmetic layer. The cosmetic can then be applied directly to skin, or removed from the sampler with a applicator and applied to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Arcade Inc.
    Inventor: Gaines P. Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4745917
    Abstract: Appropriate compression profiles for stockings to manage venous disorders in the lower extremities of ambulatory individuals are defined. Three profiles are described for the treatment of three categories of venous disease: mild venous disease, superficial venous insufficiency, and deep venous insufficiency. The highest pressures are used to manage the most severe disorder. The stockings use large pressure gradients to provide support for microscopic hemodynamics and valvular function at each region of the leg without producing venous congestion. The large gradients also ensure the maintainence of graduated pressure for the general population with an acceptable number of stocking sizes. Reduced foot pressures are also utilized to enhance patient compliance while avoiding a tourniquet effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: James H. Hasty, Betsy C. Westlake
  • Patent number: 4746238
    Abstract: The stick swab has one or more compliant heads adapted for cleaning body orifices such as ear canals. The head or heads are formed with a contoured outer surface to aid in gripping and removing material or debris from the body orifices. The contours preferably take the form of a helical augur whereby material will be withdrawn from the orifice merely by appropriately rotating the swab about its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Inventor: Robert A. Levine
  • Patent number: 4745916
    Abstract: Sun blocking and glare reflective and absorptive tapes and patches for applications to skin areas of human individuals to block, reflect, deflect or absorb sunlight or artificial light to protect sensitive skin areas and the eyes. The tape and patch materials are comprised of a thin non-woven, random-spun synthetic fiber textile material capable of blocking ultra-violet radiation and a skin-compatible, pressure sensitive, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, non-irritating adhesive applied to the textile material for holding same to the skin surface to be protected or reflect or absorb light glare. The non-woven textile material has a print surface on the side of such material opposite to the side bearing the pressure sensitive adhesive. The tape and patch material is mounted, for pre-use purpose, i.e., printing, packaging and storage, on release paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Inventor: Brett P. Seber
  • Patent number: 4744378
    Abstract: A method for selecting a particular shade of lipstick that will brighten the appearance of one's teeth includes providing a plurality of tooth color samples in predetermined colors, selecting a plurality of lipstick shades, determining which of the lipstick shades best increases the apparent whiteness of selected tooth colors, and correlating a given tooth color sample with appropriate lipstick shades. Apparatus for carrying out the method includes a plurality of tooth color samples and a correlation chart for identifying the best lipstick shades that can be used with each tooth color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: 637073 Ontario Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Bostic
  • Patent number: 4744377
    Abstract: A mascara applicator having an applicator head which is a hollow tube having multiple closely spaced slits extending transversely and substantially completely therethrough is described. The applicator head is attached to one end of a shaft having a handle means at its opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard D. Dolan, Jr.