With Means To Apply Force On Material In Reservoir Patents (Class 401/101)
  • Patent number: 9504304
    Abstract: An applicator (10) for a flowable application medium, in particular nail polish. The applicator comprises a reservoir (12) accommodating the application medium, said reservoir having, at its front end, a tip portion (14) with centrally arranged passage hole (16) for an application element (18) and, at its rear end, an actuating device for a piston rod (20), with the application element (18) being arranged at the front end of said piston rod and said rod serving to move the application element (18) out of the tip portion (14) and into an application medium discharge position, retain the application element (18) temporarily in the discharge position and, with the help of a spring element (48), retract the application element (18) into the tip portion (14). A closure cap (38) serves to close and seal off the tip portion (14). In the central section piston rod (20) is provided with flange (26). A sealing element (30) enables the piston rod (20) to be sealed off along its circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Ratioplast GmbH, M. Heyer GmbH
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 9370961
    Abstract: A compact utensil which has two utility components connected by an assisted opening hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: James John Mach
  • Publication number: 20150098747
    Abstract: A makeup applicator assembly includes an elongated tube having an interior space, a bottom end and a top end. A bottom opening extends through the bottom end of the tube. A chamber is positioned in the interior space and the chamber is positioned proximate the bottom end of the tube. A makeup material is positioned in the chamber. An elongated applicator is also positioned in the chamber. A button is coupled to and extends from the top end of the tube. A plunger extends between the button and the applicator, and the plunger also extends into the chamber. A dispensing aperture is positioned in the chamber. The applicator is extendable through the dispensing aperture. The dispensing aperture is positioned proximate the bottom end of the tube wherein the applicator is extendable from the bottom end of the tube when the button is manipulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Beryl L. Tanner
  • Publication number: 20140376986
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for use with a container for dispensing a composition including a deodorant and/or an antiperspirant, the container including a movable platform. The apparatus includes a container holder, which includes: an upper portion, which includes one or more user input elements; and a lower portion, including a driving unit and a power source. The power source is operative to drive the driving unit to move the movable platform of the container, in response to actuation of the one or more user input elements. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gilad ARWATZ, Carla Bahri
  • Patent number: 8864402
    Abstract: A refillable toothbrush and base assembly having a handle assembly, a hinge assembly, a head assembly, brush assembly, a toothpaste cartridge assembly, and a base assembly. The brush assembly is removably mounted to the head assembly. When not in use, the refillable toothbrush assembly rests on the base. A hinge assembly is integrally mounted to the handle assembly. The toothpaste cartridge assembly includes a toothpaste cartridge with an end cap, a plunger and a plunger actuator having a knob. The brush assembly has an internal channel. Upon the rotation of the knob, the toothpaste is forced to travels through the toothpaste cartridge assembly to exit at the brush. A user may rotate the head assembly, with the brush assembly mounted thereto, to a position where the brush assembly is housed within a channel and a cavity disposed at the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Luis Vila
  • Patent number: 8801313
    Abstract: A pressurizing-type pen has a compression cylinder fitted to a rear portion of a refill holder which holds an ink-containing refill. A return spring holder holding an elastic airtight member is inserted inside the refill holder. When the compression cylinder advances, the refill holder also advances and presses the airtight member to bring the inner face of the airtight member into close contact with the refill to close a vent path. When the compression cylinder further advances, the rear space of the refill is pressurized by a compression chamber provided within the compression cylinder. Then, following the advance movement of the compression cylinder, the airtight member and the return spring holder advance together with the refill holder and the refill, and the refill is thereby maintained at the writing position. The elastic member does not make sliding contact with the refill and therefore is not abraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Micro Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hosoya Tomohiro
  • Patent number: 8524300
    Abstract: A covered retracted confectionery including a housing with covers hinged adjacent the top for movement between closed and open positions. The lower part of each of the covers being contacted by a part of a shaft moveable in the housing between a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing to keep the covers closed against the force of gravity. A confectionery carried adjacent the top of the shaft is enclosed by the covers until they are manually moved to the open position by operation of an actuator slideably mounted on the exterior of the housing against a bias. Upon release of the actuator, the bias will automatically retract the shaft and confectionery as well as close the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Imaginings 3, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Diamond, David Lisowski
  • Patent number: 8511925
    Abstract: A liquid supply device utilizing a rotating cam mechanism for supplying a liquid. In the liquid supply device for smoothly supplying a liquid with the assistance of pressurizing action, switching operation by the rotating cam mechanism can be carried out reliably. A rotating cam mechanism 16 which can move the liquid housing tube 14 forward and backward includes a rotating cam 40 movable between a front position and a rear position and a pressurizing space 18 to be compressed to be able to pressurize an inside of the liquid housing tube 14 when the tip end chip 32 is in the protruding position is provided in a rear portion in the rotating cam 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20130058703
    Abstract: A pressurizing-type pen has a compression cylinder fitted to a rear portion of a refill holder which holds an ink-containing refill. A return spring holder holding an elastic airtight member is inserted inside the refill holder. When the compression cylinder advances, the refill holder also advances and presses the airtight member to bring the inner face of the airtight member into close contact with the refill to close a vent path. When the compression cylinder further advances, the rear space of the refill is pressurized by a compression chamber provided within the compression cylinder. Then, following the advance movement of the compression cylinder, the airtight member and the return spring holder advance together with the refill holder and the refill, and the refill is thereby maintained at the writing position. The elastic member does not make sliding contact with the refill and therefore is not abraded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Hosoya TOMOHIRO
  • Patent number: 8292529
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes an applicator attached to a base, as well as a case that is at least partially filled with a fluid. The base and case are telescopically mounted together and can be relatively reciprocated to retract and extend the applicator relative to the case. A piston is mounted in the case for outwardly urging the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Lucas Packaging Group, Inc
    Inventor: Frank Francavilla
  • Patent number: 8231295
    Abstract: A toggling dispenser is disclosed with a reservoir capable of containing substances and an integrally placed applicator which, at the user's election, enters and exits the dispenser by shifting or shaking the dispenser. While inside the dispenser, an amount of contained substance collects on the applicator so that when the applicator exits the enclosure, the collected substance may be delivered to a target via contact with the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Steve Armstrong, Craig Carroll
  • Publication number: 20110116857
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic dispenser comprising a reservoir configured to hold a substance; an applicator selectively extendable or retractable from the dispenser; and, means for ejecting the substance in the reservoir through the applicator. Also disclosed are methods related to the use of the cosmetic dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Craig Carroll, Steve Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7819601
    Abstract: Provided is a pressurized pen, which is enabled to enhance the sealing property of a compression chamber at a pressurizing time in the knocking operation of a knock mechanism and to improve the durability. A pressuring pump mechanism includes: a pressure member having a front end opening portion communicating with the inside of a medium containing tube and a compression chamber made extensible and contractible in axial direction; and a push member for coming in axial direction into and out of abutment against a rear end opening portion of the pressure member and for pushing the compression chamber of the pressure member in a gas-tight condition in a compressing direction. The push member is associated with the pushing action of a knock mechanism such that it is enabled to irrotationally move toward the rear end opening portion of the pressure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7604427
    Abstract: A pressurized pen having excellent feeling of using it by allowing an easy knocking operation with small force is disclosed. The pressurizing member 18 includes an elastic cylindrical member 19. The elastic cylindrical member 19 has a large-diameter front cylinder portion of which a front end 20a in air-tight manner communicates directly with the rear opening portion 6b of an ink containing tube 6 and which forms the pressurizing chamber 22, and a small-diameter rear cylinder portion 21 which is coaxially connected to a rear end of the front cylinder portion 20 and in which the front end portion 17a of the pressing member 17 is pressed into a rear aperture 21a thereof. The inside of the ink containing tube 6 is pressurized by allowing the pressing member 17 to press the rear cylinder portion 21 into the front cylinder portion 20 and compressing the elastic cylindrical member 19 in the axial direction with the pressing chamber 22 air-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20090245918
    Abstract: A toggling dispenser is disclosed with a reservoir capable of containing substances and an integrally placed applicator which, at the user's election, enters and exits the dispenser by shifting or shaking the dispenser. While inside the dispenser, an amount of contained substance collects on the applicator so that when the applicator exits the enclosure, the collected substance may be delivered to a target via contact with the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Steve Armstrong, Craig Carroll
  • Publication number: 20090232581
    Abstract: Squeeze to write ink highlighter comprises one cover and one ink bottle. The mechanism of squeezing to advance the ink bottle and releasing to retract the ink bottle is equipped inside the squeeze to write ink highlighter. User squeezes squeeze to write ink highlighter to write and releases squeeze to write ink highlighter to close the ink highlighter. Therefore user will never leave squeeze to write ink highlighter open and let ink dry out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Kun Yuan Tong
  • Patent number: 6435751
    Abstract: A click type writing implement includes: a ball-pen refill composed of a point assembly at the front end thereof, an ink storage at the rear thereof and a pressurizing mechanism of a pumping type at the rear of the ink storage; an arrangement for holding the refill and engaging it so as to allow the tip of the point assembly to be projected from and retracted into the front end; and a clicking mechanism for keeping the tip of the point assembly projected, the clicking mechanism comprising: a first clicking mechanism for advancing and contracting ink by a short stroke and a second clicking mechanism for advancing and contracting ink by a large stroke, so that the rear end of ink can be pressurized at two levels so as to promote flow of ink toward the point assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Ono, Hitoshi Nakamura, Tadashi Koriki, Tamotsu Eguchi, Seiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5996657
    Abstract: A stump cutter having a rotatable disk having a plurality of cutting tool holders with a cutting tool cantilevered therefrom to engage a stump brought into contact with the cutting tool with a protector having a massive leading non-cutting edge that extends sufficiently far outward from the rotatable disk to protect the cutting tool shank and holder from breakage and wear and also reduce whole carbide loss from large rocks to fractional carbide loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Bernard J. Riesselman
  • Patent number: 5951186
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus for a more or less viscous liquid product such as nail varnish has a body enclosing a tank provided with a small brush which is associated with a first magnetic element inside of the tank and cooperating with a second magnetic element accommodated in sliding relationship within the body outside of the tank. The tank itself forms a push-button movably mounted axially within the body against the force of a spring arranged between the tank and the second magnetic element in order that in the position of the tank pushed into the body, the brush penetrates into the tank and that in a released portion of the tank within the body, the brush is moved out of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventor: Fran.cedilla.ois Lhuisset
  • Patent number: 5951185
    Abstract: A mascara dispenser including a pen-shaped body having a reservoir for holding mascara, an applicator retractably carried by the body so as to be movable between a location in the reservoir and a location outside the body, a wiper for the applicator within the reservoir, and a movable member within the reservoir and responsive to the location of the applicator for keeping the wiper out of contact with the applicator during retraction of the applicator into the reservoir and keeping the wiper in contact with the applicator when the applicator is moved out of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Henlopen Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus I. Kingsford, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 5131774
    Abstract: An application pen for liquids, which are supplied in metered amounts from a reservoir to an application element with the aid of an actuating element, which together with an actuating element and a metering piston is moveable in the direction of the longitudinal axis and is insertable into a bore. Between the bore for an application element and a reservoir a metering chamber is disposed, having at its ends seals, wherein the longitudinal distance of the sealing lips from each other is greater than the distance of a control edge of a lower piston to a control edge of an upper piston and wherein the connection area of the lower piston and the upper piston is smaller in diameter than the lower piston and the upper piston and wherein these have different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Georg Karl Geka-Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4838722
    Abstract: A device for dispensing flowable substances which includes an elongated housing having a chamber between a front discharge opening and a rear end opening, a piston rod axially longitudinally displaceable in the housing, an applicator at a forward end of the piston rod so as to be projectable out of the housing through the front end and retractable into the chamber with forward and rearward displacement of the piston rod, a dosaging piston disposed in the chamber and opening and closing the front discharge opening with rearward and forward displacement of the piston rod, a sealing face on the piston rod displaceable into sealing engagement with the rear opening when the piston rod is displaced rearwardly, a coupling element supported on a rearward end of the piston rod, and a closing cap removably disposed on the front end of the housing so as to close the chamber, and being disposable on the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: A.W. Faber-Castell Unternehmensverwaltung GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4773785
    Abstract: A pin-shaped device for releasing a flowable medium comprises a housing having front and rear ends and an axis, a brush-like application element arranged to extend through the front end of the housing and displaceable in a an axial direction, a piston rod arranged to displace the application element, the piston rod being axially movable in a guiding opening of the housing, a pressure spring acting upon the piston rod so that the piston rod is movable in the guiding opening under the action of the pressure spring, a dosing piston being in communication with the application element, a control piston formed so that the control piston and the application element are fixedly connected with the piston rod, while the dosing piston is axially movable relative to the piston rod, a supply chamber and a dosing chamber formed in the housing and connected with one another such that the dosing chamber is alternatingly closable during the movement of the piston rod at axially opposite ends, and a sealing ring and a sealing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4640637
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing and applying nail polish, which includes an elongated, hollow housing having an opening at one axial extremity. A brush is mounted for axial movement between a first position inside the housing and a second position wherein at least a portion of the brush extends out of the housing. The apparatus also includes a reservoir, which may be either a fixed or removable cartridge, for nail polish. The reservoir is disposed within the housing and apparatus is provided for discharging nail polish from the reservoir onto the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Inventor: Marilyn P. Winthrop
  • Patent number: 4594014
    Abstract: A fountain brush includes a reservoir serving as a handle. A one-piece valve body fixed in the neck of the reservoir contains a gravity-activated applicator brush holder which is shiftable within the valve body between liquid applying and non-applying positions. Valve elements on the opposite ends of the brush holder engage cooperative seats of the one-piece valve body in the liquid applying and non-applying positions of the brush holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Wite-Out Products, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Korper
  • Patent number: 4498797
    Abstract: A writing instrument cartridge contains a loose fitting ball follower disposed within the cartridge between an end of a column of paste like ink exhibiting a yield value, and compressed gas contained in a sealed end of the cartridge. The ball follower is adapted to help peel the ink from the tube walls without contact and to prevent the gas from channeling through the ink and escaping from the cartridge past a ball point or nib during writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Henry Peper, Thomas E. Eaton, Edward J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 4475834
    Abstract: Projecting mechanisms for writing elements are actuated by applying pressure to the external casing of the instrument. The writing element is not latched in an exposed condition, therefore the writing element is only exposed when pressure is applied to the casing, as is done when writing with a pen. The projecting mechanism allows for projecting the writing element by applying pressure at substantially any circumferential point along the casing of the pen, or in one embodiment only along the longitudinal portion of the pen closest to the writing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Inventor: Donald F. Bean
  • Patent number: 4470715
    Abstract: An applicator comprising a bush mounted on a stem movable between operating and closed positions. The stem cooperates with a movable ball valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Inventors: Johan G. Reuchlin, Willem A. Dekker
  • Patent number: 4063829
    Abstract: A liquid container having a captive brush in one end. A cylindrical cap seals the container and brush when not in use. To paint a small object, the cap is removed, the container is inverted, and the brush emerges from the container ready for use. A ball valve in the container adds liquid to the brush by inverting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Inventor: Joseph L. La Mura