Patents by Inventor Thomas F. Holloway

Thomas F. Holloway has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9642439
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with an inner body, an outer body, and an elevator cup has a rotary extension and retraction mechanism, a first annular bearing surface retained relative to the inner or outer body and an annular wall retained relative to the other of the outer or inner body. The annular wall can be a skirt of the outer body and can be crenelated into arcuate merlons and crenels. The merlons establish an effective circumference that overlaps with the circumference of the first annular bearing surface to provide frictional resistance to a rotation of the inner body relative to the outer body. The merlons can surround the first annular bearing surface and establish a circumference smaller than the circumference of the first annular bearing surface. The annular bearing surface can be a lateral bearing surface, and a second annular bearing surface can form a longitudinal bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Patent number: 9474349
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with an inner body rotatably engaged with a spiral member. An elevator cup retains a cosmetic pomade, and the spiral member has spiral formations along an inner surface thereof for engaging lugs of the elevator cup that pass through longitudinal tracks in the inner body. The inner body can have lateral and longitudinal bearing surfaces with the lateral bearing surface aligned longitudinally with a longitudinal axis of relative rotation of the spiral member and the inner body and the longitudinal bearing surface orthogonal thereto. Fingers can project inwardly from the inner body to be in slidable, frictional contact with both the longitudinal and lateral bearing surfaces so that the fingers are restrained laterally and longitudinally. The fingers can be inwardly angled establish an effective circumference with the fingers tangent thereto smaller than the circumference of the lateral bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Patent number: 9332818
    Abstract: A double-ended cosmetic dispenser with an adaptor sleeve, a first cosmetic sleeve rotatably retained relative to a first end of the adaptor sleeve, and a second cosmetic sleeve rotatably retained relative to a second end of the adaptor sleeve. First and second cosmetic elevators, each with an elevator stem and a cosmetic retaining portion, are extendably and retractably received by the respective cosmetic sleeves and into the adaptor sleeve. The cosmetic elevators are fixed against rotation relative to the cosmetic sleeves. The elevator stem of the first cosmetic elevator has an open inner volume, and the proximal end of the elevator stem of the second cosmetic elevator is received into that open inner volume. Through thread structures, the cosmetic elevators are independently and selectively extendable and retractable relative to the first and second cosmetic sleeves by a rotation of the respective cosmetic sleeve in relation to the adaptor sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Patent number: 9185962
    Abstract: An elevator cup for retaining a cosmetic pomade in relation to a cosmetic dispenser. An annular peripheral wall defines an inner volume for longitudinally receiving and retaining the cosmetic pomade, and a plurality of fins that project radially inward from the peripheral wall. The fins can be disposed in clusters comprising at least two fins angularly spaced by approximately forty degrees or less to establish a dovetail configuration. Clusters can have three fins, potentially with a center fin of a reduced radial dimension compared to outer fins. The clusters can be evenly spaced around the annular peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20150296958
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with an inner body, an outer body, and an elevator cup has a rotary extension and retraction mechanism, a first annular bearing surface retained relative to the inner or outer body and an annular wall retained relative to the other of the outer or inner body. The annular wall can be a skirt of the outer body and can be crenelated into arcuate merlons and crenels. The merlons establish an effective circumference that overlaps with the circumference of the first annular bearing surface to provide frictional resistance to a rotation of the inner body relative to the outer body. The merlons can surround the first annular bearing surface and establish a circumference smaller than the circumference of the first annular bearing surface. The annular bearing surface can be a lateral bearing surface, and a second annular bearing surface can form a longitudinal bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20150250290
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with dual dispensing mechanisms for independently extending and retracting first and second cosmetics. A bi-directional body structure has a central hub and first and second inner body members projecting in opposite directions. First and second spiral members have body portions matingly and rotatably engaged with body portions of the first and second inner body members. A first elevator member can be extended and retracted by a relative rotation between the first spiral member and the first inner body member, and a second elevator member can be extended and retracted by a relative rotation between the second spiral member and the second inner body member. The elevator members can be elevator cups for retaining cosmetic pomades and can have opposed lugs that project through longitudinal tracks in the inner body members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20150208785
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with an inner body rotatably engaged with a spiral member. An elevator cup retains a cosmetic pomade, and the spiral member has spiral formations along an inner surface thereof for engaging lugs of the elevator cup that pass through longitudinal tracks in the inner body. The inner body can have lateral and longitudinal bearing surfaces with the lateral bearing surface aligned longitudinally with a longitudinal axis of relative rotation of the spiral member and the inner body and the longitudinal bearing surface orthogonal thereto. Fingers can project inwardly from the inner body to be in slidable, frictional contact with both the longitudinal and lateral bearing surfaces so that the fingers are restrained laterally and longitudinally. The fingers can be inwardly angled establish an effective circumference with the fingers tangent thereto smaller than the circumference of the lateral bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20150055997
    Abstract: A double-ended cosmetic dispenser with an adaptor sleeve, a first cosmetic sleeve rotatably retained relative to a first end of the adaptor sleeve, and a second cosmetic sleeve rotatably retained relative to a second end of the adaptor sleeve. First and second cosmetic elevators, each with an elevator stem and a cosmetic retaining portion, are extendably and retractably received by the respective cosmetic sleeves and into the adaptor sleeve. The cosmetic elevators are fixed against rotation relative to the cosmetic sleeves. The elevator stem of the first cosmetic elevator has an open inner volume, and the proximal end of the elevator stem of the second cosmetic elevator is received into that open inner volume. Through thread structures, the cosmetic elevators are independently and selectively extendable and retractable relative to the first and second cosmetic sleeves by a rotation of the respective cosmetic sleeve in relation to the adaptor sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Patent number: 8839803
    Abstract: A rotationally controlled cosmetic powder dose dispenser with a sifter cup pivotally retained by a sifter housing. Opposed arcuate slots are disposed in the bottom wall of the sifter housing and first and second series of apertures are disposed in opposed arcuate configurations in the bottom wall of the sifter cup. The series of apertures and the arcuate slots can be selectively aligned to dispense a volume of cosmetic powder into a sifter jar that is removably coupled to the sifter housing. The sifter housing has a rim received between an outer cylindrical wall and a peripheral wall of the sifter cup, and the sifter jar has a rim received between an outer cylindrical wall and a peripheral wall of the sifter housing in a threaded engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20140270889
    Abstract: An elevator cup for retaining a cosmetic pomade in relation to a cosmetic dispenser. An annular peripheral wall defines an inner volume for longitudinally receiving and retaining the cosmetic pomade, and a plurality of fins that project radially inward from the peripheral wall. The fins can be disposed in clusters comprising at least two fins angularly spaced by approximately forty degrees or less to establish a dovetail configuration. Clusters can have three fins, potentially with a center fin of a reduced radial dimension compared to outer fins. The clusters can be evenly spaced around the annular peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20130276817
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator with a paddle-shaped applicator tip for retaining and applying a volume of cosmetic material. The applicator tip has a paddle-shaped head portion with first and second opposed, egg-shaped oval faces separated by a thickness of the head portion. The head portion of the applicator tip is retained by a neck portion that is retained by a base rod. An applicator wand, which can have a cap fixed thereto, retains the base rod and the applicator tip in general. The head and neck portions of the applicator tip can be enveloped in applicator material, such as bristles or fibers applied by flocking, for retaining and applying cosmetic material. A cosmetic bottle with a flexible wiper can selectively receive the applicator tip for wiping excess cosmetic material from the applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Publication number: 20120224910
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator with a column core applicator tip for retaining and applying a volume of cosmetic material. The column core applicator tip can have a column shape with a substantially continuous, cylindrical outer surface, and cosmetic applicator material, which can comprise flocked bristles, is applied to envelop the column core applicator tip. A cosmetic product reception indentation, which could comprise a supplemental product tube with a body portion within the applicator tip or a distal end cup, is disposed in an end face of the column core applicator tip, and that end face can be disposed at a miter angle. The supplemental product tube can have a length of at least one-half of the length of the body portion of the column core applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HCP PACKAGING USA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski, Raymond P. Legassie
  • Patent number: 8231297
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with a bottle and an applicator wand retained for slidable extension and retraction relative to the bottle. The applicator wand can be slid from a retracted position wherein a cosmetic applicator is retained within the bottle and an extended position wherein the cosmetic applicator projects through an aperture at a distal end of the bottle. A lateral dividing structure, which can be formed by an adapter insert and a rear seal, slidably receives the applicator wand and divides the inner volume of the bottle into a distal inner volume and a proximal inner volume. A laterally disposed distal wiping wiper with a plurality of radial slits can wipe a distal end of the cosmetic applicator, and a side wiping wiper with an inner throat can wipe a peripheral portion of the cosmetic applicator. A cap with a plug can matingly engage the side wiping wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond P. Legassie, Thomas F. Holloway, Frederick J. Dobbins, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Patent number: 8231294
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for retaining a plurality of cosmetic members for selective extension and retraction with a housing, a revolver chamber rotatably retained within the housing, a plurality of cosmetic members disposed within longitudinal tubes circumferentially spaced relative to the revolver chamber, a slide button retained to slide along a longitudinal channel in the housing, and an end cap for selectively rotating the revolver chamber to induce one of the plurality of cosmetic members to become an active cosmetic member. The end cap can be rotatably retained relative to the housing and drivingly engaged with the revolver chamber with a key and keyhole combination. The housing can have has an eccentric aperture in the distal end thereof and the cosmetic members can be eccentrically disposed relative to the revolver chamber to align selectively with the aperture in the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Dov Grossnass, Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20120090637
    Abstract: A rotationally controlled cosmetic powder dose dispenser with a sifter cup pivotally retained by a sifter housing. Opposed arcuate slots are disposed in the bottom wall of the sifter housing and first and second series of apertures are disposed in opposed arcuate configurations in the bottom wall of the sifter cup. The series of apertures and the arcuate slots can be selectively aligned to dispense a volume of cosmetic powder into a sifter jar that is removably coupled to the sifter housing. The sifter housing has a rim received between an outer cylindrical wall and a peripheral wall of the sifter cup, and the sifter jar has a rim received between an outer cylindrical wall and a peripheral wall of the sifter housing in a threaded engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: HCP PACKAGING USA, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Patent number: 8151807
    Abstract: A brush assembly with an applicator rod, a brush sleeve with a tubular core member and a plurality of bristles, a rod hole in the distal end of the applicator rod, and a rivet for being received into the rod hole to retain the brush sleeve. A peripheral retaining wall can retain and protect a proximal end of the brush sleeve. The brush sleeve can have radially projecting, diamond-shaped bristles and can be slidably received over a body portion of the rivet or over a support stem forming a distal portion of the applicator rod. The body portion of the rivet or the support stem can have a non-circular cross section or an arcuate longitudinal profile to induce the brush sleeve to have the non-circular cross section or acruate longitudinal profile. A method for producing brush assemblies can produce brush assemblies with brush sleeves of varied cross sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Frederick J. Dobbins, Stephen G. Dudienski, Raymond P. Legassie
  • Publication number: 20100139686
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with a bottle and an applicator wand retained for slidable extension and retraction relative to the bottle. The applicator wand can be slid from a retracted position wherein a cosmetic applicator is retained within the bottle and an extended position wherein the cosmetic applicator projects through an aperture at a distal end of the bottle. A lateral dividing structure, which can be formed by an adapter insert and a rear seal, slidably receives the applicator wand and divides the inner volume of the bottle into a distal inner volume and a proximal inner volume. A laterally disposed distal wiping wiper with a plurality of radial slits can wipe a distal end of the cosmetic applicator, and a side wiping wiper with an inner throat can wipe a peripheral portion of the cosmetic applicator. A cap with a plug can matingly engage the side wiping wiper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Raymond P. Legassie, Thomas F. Holloway, Frederick J. Dobbins, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Patent number: D690462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski, Raymond P. Legassie
  • Patent number: D690463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski, Raymond P. Legassie
  • Patent number: D690464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski