With Orifice For Applying Fluent Material Patents (Class 132/112)
  • Patent number: 11388986
    Abstract: Hairbrushes that dispense liquid are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a hairbrush system includes a brush body, a bristle support layer, and a liquid container configured to store a liquid. The bristle support layer includes a plurality of apertures and supports a plurality of bristles extending outwardly from the brush head. In some embodiments, the hairbrush is configured to transfer the liquid from the liquid container into a chamber defined by the brush body and the bristle support layer. In operation, the hairbrush transfers the liquid from the chamber through the plurality of apertures and into the bristles when the bristle support layer is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAXRO LLC
    Inventors: Maxine Rosen, Paul Reeder
  • Patent number: 11311097
    Abstract: This invention discloses a liquid dispensing hair brush for dispensing hair oil from a plurality of holes disposed on the top plate of the brush portion. The device further includes a handle portion with an elongated cavity that houses one or more oil chambers. Each oil chamber has a front end that is operationally coupled to a valve mechanism that controls the flow of oil into the brush head. The brush portion can be removably attached to the front end wall of the of the handle portion. Additionally, each oil chamber can contain different oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Tamiko Soverall
  • Patent number: 11235893
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cleaning surfaces of an object. A platform may be moved along a path relative to the object using a robotic device. A liquid may be applied onto the plurality of surfaces of the object using an applicator associated with the platform. The liquid may be worked into the plurality of surfaces using a plurality of cleaning elements associated with the platform to dislodge undesired material from the plurality of surfaces. A plurality of flexible members may be moved along the plurality of surfaces to dry the plurality of surfaces and remove the undesired material from the plurality of surfaces. An airflow may be generated that moves the undesired material into a vacuum duct in a vacuum system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Philip Topf, Steve Esparza, Martin Hanna Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Angelica Davancens, Steven E. Drenth
  • Patent number: 11141253
    Abstract: An oral care implement for dispensing an oral care agent includes a housing, reservoir therein containing an oral care fluid, and an electrical circuit comprising first and second electrodes connected to an onboard power source. Each electrode is in contact with the oral care fluid in the housing. An actuator, operably coupled to the power source, is configured to both selectively energize the circuit and activate dispensing of the oral care fluid. An electrical charge is applied to the oral care fluid by activating the actuator when dispensing the oral care fluid. When the fluid comprises a peroxide based tooth whitening agent, the dispensed fluid pH is increased by the electrical charge which improves the efficacy of the whitener. In one embodiment, the implement is a modular system including a powered base unit and one or more interchangeable cartridges each having a reservoir containing an oral care fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Erin Speicher, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Patent number: 11116617
    Abstract: An oral care implement for dispensing an oral care agent includes a housing, reservoir therein containing an oral care fluid, and an electrical circuit comprising first and second electrodes connected to an onboard power source. Each electrode is in contact with the oral care fluid in the housing. An actuator, operably coupled to the power source, is configured to both selectively energize the circuit and activate dispensing of the oral care fluid. An electrical charge is applied to the oral care fluid by activating the actuator when dispensing the oral care fluid. When the fluid comprises a peroxide based tooth whitening agent, the dispensed fluid pH is increased by the electrical charge which improves the efficacy of the whitener. In one embodiment, the implement is a modular system including a powered base unit and one or more interchangeable cartridges each having a reservoir containing an oral care fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Erin Speicher, Leighton Davies-Smith
  • Patent number: 11064781
    Abstract: A method and device for selectively entraining hair strands from the scalp having at least one hooking applicator, the at least one hooking applicator employing a hook that rotates to entrain the hair strands, a hair color container having hair color therein and a way to apply the hair color to the entrained hair stands includes a hooking applicator, hair color container, and trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism operates to entrain hair using the hooking application and apply hair color to the hair from the hair color container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: F. G. Elliott LLC
    Inventor: Franklin Elliott
  • Patent number: 10828477
    Abstract: A dispensing applicator includes a container configured to contain a fluid, the container including an inlet end having an opening and an outlet end, the container containing a predetermined volume of fluid; an attachment member received within and secured to the container, the attachment member including a length portion including a frangible section, the frangible section including a tongue element; an end face member secured within the opening of the inlet end, the end face member defining an opening; a sealing member that fluidically seals the opening of the end face member; and a fracture anvil having an interior interference geometry configured to slidaby receive the tongue element during an assembly and wherein a rotational movement of the fracture anvil relative to the tongue element causing the interior geometry to interfere with said tongue element such that fluid is released from the container while said tongue element remains attached to the frangible section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 10667592
    Abstract: An integrated at least two component mixing and delivery system and method for creating a new mixture from a first component contained within a first enclosure and a second component contained within a second enclosure that is contained within the first enclosure and, via a series of operations that mix the two components and enable the application of through an applicator tip the placement of the new mixture on at least one surface or a portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Karen Gayton
  • Patent number: 10582763
    Abstract: The hair brush includes a removable handle that provides a secret compartment therein. The hair brush is also further defined with a brush head that is of hollowed construction, and includes componentry to provide accelerated air or a mist. The brush head interfaces with the handle to enable the device to be handheld. The brush head is further defined with a rear surface on which a mirrored surface is provided. A plurality of lights encircles the mirrored surface so as to illuminate an end user when viewing the mirrored surface. The brush head is further defined with a front surface from which a plurality of brush bristles extend. The plurality of brush bristles is adapted to interface with hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Thelma Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10542808
    Abstract: A device includes a pump and a brushhead. The pump includes a housing and plunger. The housing has an upper opening, a cavity configured to store a composition therein, and a tip having a dispensing opening. The plunger is slidably disposed within housing such that it is moveable with respect to the housing. The brushhead includes a first plurality of bristle bores and a second plurality of bristle bores, each of which extend from a bottom surface of the brushhead towards an opposing top surface and have a bristle bundle extending therefrom. The brushhead includes a generally central throughhole extending between the bottom surface and the opposing top surface. The pump is coupled to the brushhead via the tip of the housing such that actuation of the plunger causes a portion of the composition stored in the housing to be dispensed on at least a portion of the bristle bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Karol E. Wilcher
  • Patent number: 10441048
    Abstract: The system includes a hair color packet assembly having one hair color packet and one developer packet and a pump assembly for moving the hair coloring material and developer material to a mixing assembly which mixes the color and the developer and delivers it to a brushhead/distributor, which has openings through which the selected hair color formulation is delivered. The brushhead/distributor is mountable in a handle having a motor which drives the brushhead/distributor in a linear oscillating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: L'ORÉAL
    Inventor: Joseph Grez
  • Patent number: 10368623
    Abstract: A hair twisting system and method can include: a frame, the frame including a frame inner surface, a frame outer surface, and a frame front surface; strings extended between portions of the frame interior surface, the strings define areas between the strings, the strings providing woven moveable intersections, the strings configured to be: pressed down into hair towards a scalp, and then simultaneously moved out away from the scalp while being rotated until the strings disengage from the hair for creating twisted locks; and a handle coupled to the frame, the handle including side structures, the side structures providing an interior griping surface between the side structures and an exterior griping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Noel Durity
  • Patent number: 10104948
    Abstract: A device includes a pump and a brushhead. The pump includes a housing and plunger. The housing has an upper opening, a cavity configured to store a composition therein, and a tip having a dispensing opening. The plunger is slidably disposed within housing such that it is moveable with respect to the housing. The brushhead includes a first plurality of bristle bores and a second plurality of bristle bores, each of which extend from a bottom surface of the brushhead towards an opposing top surface and have a bristle bundle extending therefrom. The brushhead includes a generally central throughhole extending between the bottom surface and the opposing top surface. The pump is coupled to the brushhead via the tip of the housing such that actuation of the plunger causes a portion of the composition stored in the housing to be dispensed on at least a portion of the bristle bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Karol E. Wilcher
  • Patent number: 10098322
    Abstract: An appliance for grooming furred animals including a tubular body part forming a handle and an airflow duct connectable to a vacuum cleaner, the distal end of the body part being flared out to form a head part communicating with the airflow duct; a comb assembly being pivotally supported from the forward edge of the opening of the head part with a comb orientated more or less normal to the longitudinal axis of the body part or tilted towards a user of the appliance to make an angle with the longitudinal axis of the body part in the range 90 to 60 degrees; the comb assembly being pivotally displaceable by various means inwardly from its the deployed position into a retracted position within the head part where the comb is exposed to and swept by airflow generated by the vacuum cleaner, thereby removing accumulated hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ferrolino PTY LTD
    Inventor: Rocco Ferrentino
  • Patent number: 9883932
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing a therapeutic agent to an animal including a housing including first and second sections coupled together, the first and second sections defining a channel therebetween that includes at least one outlet; a hub integral with the first section and extending therefrom, the hub defining a conduit; and a bent path connecting the conduit to the channel. In accordance with this embodiment, the conduit, the bent path and the channel are fluidly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: Aircom Manufacturing, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Mick A. Trompen, Gregory A. Lyon, Terrence Patrick Clark, Garret Conrad Newbound
  • Patent number: 9877910
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hair styling device for providing lift to a mass of undifferentiated hair stands on a scalp region comprising: a bundling means for gathering hair strands into hair bundles; a reservoir, in fluid communication with the bundling means, comprising a styling composition; and a means to hold and further align the hair strands along and beyond the bundling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Antonio Carballada, Dana Hance Wolsing, James Lee Drobish, Kazunori Nakasai, Shinji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9750325
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a two-component liquid composition to a surface has a housing having an open end, an inner surface and an outer surface, an applicator retained in the housing and projecting through the open end, two containers removably mounted to the inner surface of the housing, each container having a dispensing nozzle extending through an aperture in the housing and arranged adjacent the applicator. There is a cutting device arranged on the housing adjacent the nozzles, the cutting device having at least one blade, wherein pressing the cutting device causes the blades to pierce the nozzles and allow contents of the containers to exit the containers and flow to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 9427060
    Abstract: A hair-penetrating shield 220 comprises a tooth array having top 280 and bottom 290 surfaces. In some embodiments, for a majority of the teeth, a cross section of each tooth (for example, triangular in shape) has an asymmetric width profile such that the tooth cross section, on average, is narrower near the top of the tooth and wider near the bottom of the tooth. In some embodiments, a ratio between: i) a first average tooth width describing the average tooth width below the top-bottom midpoint; and ii) a second average tooth width describing the average tooth width above the top-bottom midpoint is at least 1.2, or at least 1.6. In some embodiments, a non-viscous hair-coloring agent is dispensed as a mist over the top of the surface of the shield so as to color roots of hair passing through the spaces between the teeth of the user's hair. In some embodiments, closely-spaced teeth of the hair penetrating shield protect the user's scalp from the non-viscous hair-coloring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: KAMPALOOK LTD.
    Inventor: Michel Mercier
  • Patent number: 9415924
    Abstract: A container has a side wall, a top, and a bottom. A fracturable membrane between the top and the bottom divides the container into an upper chamber and a lower chamber. A peroxide liquid fills the upper chamber. A colorant liquid fills the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Susanne M. Drumheller
  • Patent number: 9346072
    Abstract: A precision liquid applicator is disclosed for dispensing an applicator liquid from a container onto a surface. The precision liquid applicator comprises a closure defining a terminal orifice and a valve seat. A valve comprises a precision applicator tip extending through the terminal orifice and comprises a valve seal for sealing with the valve seat. A depression of the precision applicator tip onto the surface displaces the valve seal from the sealing surface for providing an annular passageway between the precision applicator tip and the terminal orifice to enable the flow of the applicator liquid onto the surface. A valve stop cooperates with a stop wall for limiting movement of the valve to control a cross-sectional area of the passageway between the precision applicator tip and the terminal orifice and for ensuring the precision applicator tip extends beyond the second end of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Flocon, INC
    Inventor: Stephan M Ballot
  • Patent number: 9210982
    Abstract: The liquid-dispensing comb includes a liquid reservoir in the handle and/or spine thereof, with the teeth of the comb being hollow to allow liquid to flow from the reservoir into the teeth. Outlets are provided along the sides of the teeth rather than at their distal tips, to distribute liquid to the hair strands as the comb is passed therethrough, rather than to the scalp of the person using the comb. Various embodiments include pneumatic devices for pressurizing the reservoirs of the combs, thus forcing liquid to flow from the outlets along the sides of the teeth. Another embodiment includes an internal plate with a series of stops thereon, the stops fitting into corresponding passages at the bases of the teeth. A handle extends from the spine of the comb, enabling the user to manipulate the internal plate to control flow from the reservoir and into the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: UMM AL-QURA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Saleh Alsalameh
  • Patent number: 8967156
    Abstract: A coloring comb for applying a coloring material to selected strands of hair on a head includes a number of teeth, each of which has a trough-shaped reservoir extending along its upper surface and a slot extending from its tip through the elongated reservoir. The reservoirs are filed through elongated slots in an applicator plate held on the coloring comb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Marysia Skidmore
  • Patent number: 8955525
    Abstract: A hair treating apparatus having a first component with opposite first and second sides. The first side is engageable by a first finger on a user's hand. A second component has opposite third and fourth sides. The third side is engageable by a second finger on the user's hand. The hair treating apparatus is operatively positioned with: a) the user's first finger engaging the first side and the user's second finger engaging the third side; and b) an accumulation of elongate hair strands between the second and fourth sides. The first and second components can be manipulated by movement of the user's first and second fingers to cause the second and fourth sides to move selectively towards each other to engage the accumulation of hair strands and away from each other. The operatively positioned hair treating apparatus can be drawn lengthwise of an engaged accumulation of hair strands to thereby controllably apply additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Tiram
  • Patent number: 8939158
    Abstract: Hair-coloring applicators comprising a shield to protect the scalp, polymers of tannic acid having iron ions bound thereto, hair-coloring compositions comprising same and/or melanoidin, and novel alcohol-free carriers, are disclosed, as well uses thereof for coloring hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: S.O.S. Color Ltd.
    Inventors: Michel Mercier, Shula Recanati
  • Patent number: 8893728
    Abstract: A quick and convenient method for coloring hair is disclosed. According to an embodiment, a hair dye applicator is provided. The hair dye applicator includes two containers that can be locked together prior to use. Each container can include at least one hair dye component. In one embodiment, a first container can include a hair color component while the second container can include a developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Tina Wright-Frohnhoefer
  • Publication number: 20140326264
    Abstract: A micro toothed cap device with a cavity can penetrate through a hair weave to exfoliate and stimulate the scalp. The device can be used to apply medicated products directly into the hard-to-reach areas under a hair weave to easily access the scalp. The device is small enough to penetrate to the undergrowth under the plaits, cornrows and wefts, allowing the scalp to be exfoliated, cleansed and treated properly without shifting the weft out of place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Annalica Michele Kong, Josiah Andrew Jackman
  • Patent number: 8869807
    Abstract: A brush for the hair and scalp which is able to disperse styling products, therapeutic, and medicated treatments from a coated insert when used with a hair dryer. The brush's handle having a lever which is able to progress and retract the aligning of cylindrical housing tubes encasing a product insert. When the user desires the product application, the lever is engaged allowing air to pass through the brush barrel and the cylindrical housing tubes moving the product to the hair or scalp. When the lever and cylindrical housing tubes are not engaged, the brush can be used as any other brush would be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Stephanie Ann Olson
  • Publication number: 20140311509
    Abstract: A hair lightening comb applicator (10) contains all of the necessary ingredients and tools to evenly dispense hair dying mix. The comb has teeth (22) spaced apart the proper distance and a mix of dye and accelerator are contained within two separate squeeze tubes (46 and 54) attached to a comb body (20). A mixer insert (42) is in communication with the bleach dye and accelerator tubes and a passageway conduit incorporated within the comb permits the mixed emulsion paste from the mixer insert to be ejected between the comb teeth by manually squeezing the tubes together achieving the desired volume control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Antons
  • Publication number: 20140251363
    Abstract: An application device applies an active agent to a fibrous material. The application device has a housing defining a storage volume which is arranged in the housing and is intended for storing the active agent, and an applicator. By the applicator, the active agent located in an application volume is applied to the material. In order to make reliable and straightforward application possible, the applicator has an application volume, a number of hollow teeth which are arranged in a comb-like manner and have an upper wall and a lower wall, between which at least part of the application volume is arranged, and also gaps which are located between the teeth and are intended for introducing the material into the application volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Anke Wagner, Rainer Mühlberger, Daniel Eiche, Peter Roth, Andreas Mühlberger
  • Publication number: 20140246038
    Abstract: A device for applying a haircare product to a lock of hair may include an applicator comprising a container, the containing being configured to hold a quantity of the haircare product. The device may further include a holding member configured to engage with the applicator such that, when the device is moved longitudinally with relation to the lock of hair, the holding member holds the lock of hair in contact with the applicator. The applicator may include an applicator end piece mounted on the container, the end piece comprising an outlet orifice and a moveable closure element. The closure element, in a first position, may close off the outlet orifice and, in a second position, at least partly open the outlet orifice. The closure element may move between the first position and the second position in response to a force exerted on the closure element by insertion of the lock of hair between the holding member and the closure element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Karen Teboul, Damien Levi
  • Publication number: 20140209113
    Abstract: A dry shampoo applicator that includes a base brush that includes a dome top, a plurality of nubs that are hollow and disperse a plurality of dry shampoo powder out of a plurality of alternating nubs, the dry shampoo powder is stored in the base brush, the alternating nubs are disposed on the bottom of the base brush and a dispense button disposed on the top portion of the dome top. The dry shampoo applicator also includes an air compression device that provides air pressure to the dry shampoo powder when the dispense button is depressed to facilitate dispersing the dry shampoo powder and a removable refill screw to allow the dry shampoo powder to be refilled and added to the base brush of the dry shampoo applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Jacqualine Turcott
  • Patent number: 8770207
    Abstract: An applicator (100) for applying a treatment agent to one's hair includes a container connector (110) for connection with a dispensing container (ST) accommodating therein the treatment agent, an upper guide member (120) formed in a hollow shape so as to extend forward from the container connector (110) and including an outlet formed in a lower face for dispensing the treatment agent, a lower guide member (130) disposed parallel to the upper guide member so as to oppose the outlet, and a parallel supporting body (140) that displaces at least one of the upper guide member (120) and the lower guide member (130) up and downward, while maintaining the guide members parallel to each other. With the applicator (100) an individual user can easily apply the treatment agent uniformly to the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140158151
    Abstract: A hair grooming device (FIG. 1) comprising of a flat (1) or cylindrical base (FIG. 10(18)) arranged in steps; teeth (2) attached to the base, in one row or many rows, whereby the hair may be combed between the space (3) created by the different steps and underlying the teeth, and/or additionally within the teeth arrangement; teeth/bristles in brush formation (FIG. 8(13)); an attachment to a hair dryer (FIG. 6) (FIG. 18) (FIG. 23) (FIG. 24) (FIG. 25) (FIG. 26) whereby hot air blows through a gap as represented by (FIG. 6 (10)) between the teeth/bristles and the base; a dye applicator (FIG. 16) whereby dye is applied to the hair through holes (27) between the teeth and the base by pushing down into a space (28) through the mechanism of a plunger (29); a hair clipper (FIG. 20) whereby blades are able to slide down between the steps and/or a hair clip (FIG. 21) whereby the steps are able to be collapsed after insertion into the hair such that they grip the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Ruth Sebagereka, Sable Dembeko Olindo
  • Publication number: 20140130821
    Abstract: A hair dyeing comb includes a comb body having a longitudinal insertion slot cut through opposing top and bottom sides of the head thereof a plurality of long teeth downwardly extended from the head, and an adjustment member vertically adjustably inserted into the longitudinal insertion slot of the comb body and having a plurality of short teeth disposed at the bottom side thereof for holding a hair color wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: KAI-MOU TSAI
  • Patent number: 8701683
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an application tool (1) and methods to use the same. The application tool (1) comprises two plates (22), connected together. At least one of said two plates (22) comprises a fluid control zone (50), which run along the perimeter edge (30) of said at least one plate (22), a displacement zone (60), which at least partially separate said fluid control zone (50) from a containment zone (70). A hair treatment composition may be loaded onto the containment zone (70). Application of hair treatment compositions through the application tool (1) according to the invention allows for a precise, non-messy and clean targeting of the hair treatment composition on a hair strand and it is especially useful for highlighting and dyeing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Paul Edmund Baker
  • Publication number: 20140090659
    Abstract: A quick and convenient method for coloring hair is disclosed. According to an embodiment, a hair dye applicator is provided. The hair dye applicator includes two containers that can be locked together prior to use. Each container can include at least one hair dye component. In one embodiment, a first container can include a hair color component while the second container can include a developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Tina Wright-Frohnhoefer
  • Publication number: 20140076341
    Abstract: An airtight liquid cosmetic container is provided. The container includes a body configured to eject liquid contents through an ejection hole, a container inserted into the body through an opening of the body to be slidable and filled with the liquid contents therein, a container cap coupled with an inlet, and a valve unit allowing the liquid contents in the container to be transferred to the ejection hole of the body while pressing the container and blocking the transfer of the liquid contents while releasing a force of pressing the container. The valve unit includes an opening and closing element sliding together with the container and the container cap, allows the opening and closing element to open a transfer path of the liquid contents to be ejected while the container is being pressed, and allows the opening and closing element to block an ejection of the liquid contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Publication number: 20140048088
    Abstract: A comb applicator device system for applying hair treatment material to hair. The system include a comb device configured with apertures on the teeth and cavities or tunnels inside the teeth and the comb body. An entry opening is configured on the wall of the comb body to connect a tubing system with a pump. The pump can pump liquid hair treatment material from its container to the comb body and teeth, applying to hair when combing hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: JIE TAN
  • Publication number: 20130206158
    Abstract: The invention starts out from an applicator for applying at least one application medium (10a; 10b; 10c, 52c) to hair, with a separation unit (11a; 11Ib; 11c), which forms at least two application gaps (12a, 13a, 14a, 15a, 16a; 13b; 12c, 13c, 14c, 15c, 16c) that are provided for receiving some of the hairs for application of the application medium (10a; 10b; 10c, 52c). It is proposed that at least one of the application gaps (12a, 13a, 14a, 15a, 16a; 13b; 12c, 13c, 14c, 15c, 16c) has an opening width that is smaller, at least by a factor of 10, than a distance between the application gaps (12a, 13a, 14a, 15a, 16a; 13b; 12c, 13c, 14c, 15c, 16c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Anke Wagner, Daniel Eiche, Peter Roth, Andreas Muehlberger, Michael Muehlberger
  • Publication number: 20130199555
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for applying at least one application agent (10a) to fibrous material, in particular an applicator device for applying an application agent (10a) to hair. Said device comprises a housing unit (11a) that contains at least one depot volume (12a) for storing the application agent(s) (10a) and at least one application volume (13a) that is connected to the depot volume (12a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Anke Wagner, Daniel Eiche, Peter Roth, Andreas Muehlberger, Michael Muehlberger
  • Publication number: 20130174860
    Abstract: A head-hair treatment-agent applicator (1) according to the present invention has an agent applying part (2) which has a comb part (23) formed with a plurality of annularly arranged comb teeth (22), and the comb teeth (22) each have an inversely-tapered part (22c) in which a comb tooth width W decreases from a vicinity of a tip (22a) to a base end (22e).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Takagi
  • Publication number: 20130133678
    Abstract: An applicator including an applying part of a liquid absorber impregnated with an application liquid. An indicator portion having a jagged configuration that varies in reflectance of light depending on the quantity of the application liquid in the liquid absorber is formed adjacent to the liquid absorber, and the formed area of the indicator portion of an application liquid feeder can be visually observed from the outside so that the quantity of the application liquid can be displayed by the reflected light of indicator portion. The applicator allows a visual check on whether the application liquid is full or less when the applicator is unused or when the application liquid is decreased after use, from the change of the reflectance of light in indicator. The applicator permits easy confirmation of the liquid quantity and can easily avoid liquid blobbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8448651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1) with a handle (3), a function head (4) having a hair treatment means, preferably comprising a bristle and/or a tooth field and/or air blower outlet means, as well as with an ion discharging device (8) for releasing ions, which has at least one ion outlet (9) and can be actuated by an actuating switch (10). According to the invention, the hair care device is characterized in that a closure device (11) for closing the ion outlet is provided, which can be actuated by the actuating switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Christine Bachmann, Gisa Nicolin, Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Phong Vu
  • Patent number: 8430107
    Abstract: A foam output device easy to produce foam is composed of a nozzle seat, a one-way air intake valve, a nozzle and a filter. When conducting assembly, the filter is firstly set into the housing aperture of the nozzle seat. In turn, an through hole of the one-way air intake valve is engaged with sleeve of the nozzle seat, then the nozzle is assembled on the nozzle seat in such a manner that a clamping pieces of the nozzle clamp the coupling tabs on the nozzle seat, and that a hook on the clamping piece is in hooking engagement with a hook on the coupling tabs so as to fix together. The assembly of the present invention is thus completed in simple manner. In this way, a foam output device having simple element constitution, easy assembly and low manufacturing cost is thus provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Yu Chang Esthetics Consultant Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 8418654
    Abstract: A brush assembly simultaneously separately controllably releases a fluid and liquid solution directly onto a surface, such as a coat of an animal during grooming, or onto an inanimate surface such as an exterior surface of a land vehicle. The brush assembly includes a molded brush having a plurality of apertures for fluid delivery, preferably water, as well as a secondary aperture for delivery of a liquid solution, such as soap, shampoo, or other treatments. At least one base plate with grooming implementations, such as bristles or a sponge may be interchangeably attached to the brush base. An ergonomical handle is provided having a palm conforming top and finger indentation sides constructed to form an internal cavity. The ergonomical handle is ambidextrous in nature for interchangeable left and right handedness. A center cylinder is located within the ergonomical handle and includes a bladder which aligns with the mid portion of the brush base for fluid delivery from a flow regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: I Did It Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8365743
    Abstract: A hair extension removal tool is generally shaped like a pair of pliers with two jaws formed of two elongated members pivotally joined together. A body is attached to the first elongated member and houses a solvent container therein. A tubing extends from the container to an opening on an inside surface of one of the jaws. The container has a pump for ejecting an amount of the solvent through the tubing. A lever attached to the body is provided for activating the pump. In use, a strand of extension hair is placed within the jaws of the removal tool, the lever is pressed to eject an appropriate amount of the solvent through the tubing, and pressure is applied to the hair extension with the jaws of the tool to weaken the attachment, until the bonding material is sufficiently dissolved and the extension hair is detached and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Sheila G. Stotts
  • Patent number: 8347895
    Abstract: A massage comb is disclosed for applying ointments directly to the scalp of a person. The comb consists of an upper and a lower section with the lower section having hollow teeth with openings at the bottom of each of the teeth. The comb may be constructed of bamboo so that the ointment may penetrate through the bamboo material and apply the ointment to the strands of the hair. The upper and lower section are fastened to each other by way of dove tail system to allow easy access for the ointment to be filled into the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Andriette Campbell Rose
  • Patent number: 8336558
    Abstract: A brush assembly releases a fluid and/or liquid solution directly onto a surface, such as a coat of an animal during grooming, or onto inanimate surfaces such as vehicles. The brush assembly includes a molded brush having a plurality of apertures integrated therein for delivery of a fluid. At least one base plate with grooming implementations, such as bristles or a sponge, is interchangeably attached to the brush base. An ergonomical handle is provided having a palm conforming top and finger indentation sides constructed to form an internal cavity. The ergonomical handle is ambidextrous in nature for interchangeable left and right handedness. A center cylinder is located within said internal cavity of said ergonomical handle and includes a bladder which aligns with the mid portion of the brush base for fluid delivery controlled upstream by a flow regulator. An optional mixing chamber housing a water soluble compound containing active ingredients may be attached to the flow regulator to form a liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8316863
    Abstract: An applicator nozzle may comprise an attachment portion configured to attach the nozzle to a receptacle configured to contain a product and an arrangement of at least two teeth disposed so as to form at least one row comprising first and second end teeth. At least one of the teeth of the arrangement may define a channel configured to be placed in flow communication with product contained in the receptacle. The channel may open on an exterior of the at least one tooth via at least one outlet aperture facing substantially in a direction of at least one adjacent tooth. The nozzle may further define at least one groove and the outlet aperture may open into the groove. The groove may extend from the outlet aperture substantially to a free extremity of the at least one tooth. The arrangement may be formed by a single molded piece and may be configured so as to present an obstacle to product flowing from the at least one outlet aperture beyond the first and second end teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent De Laforcade, Philippe Bonneyrat
  • Publication number: 20120279513
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments describe a device for facilitating the combing of hair. The device includes several teeth extending from a lower side of the device opposite a fluid tight reservoir. The reservoir is adapted to expel a fluid when compressed. During operation the fluid is made to exit the device by compressing the reservoir forcing the fluid out of apertures formed between the teeth the fluid facilitates moving the teeth through hair for easier combing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Katherine Blauser, Cathy Stahl