Including Retraction Spring And Projected-position Retainer Patents (Class 401/109)
  • Patent number: 9757966
    Abstract: A printer head cleaner can include a housing and a plunger coupled to the housing. The plunger can include a bit retainer and a pusher. The bit retainer is configured to retain a bit. The pusher can advance the bit with respect to the housing and/or rotate the bit when pressure is applied to the plunger. In some implementations, the housing defines one or more registration features that can register a printer head with respect to the housing so that the bit is guided while advancing into the nozzle of a printer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sympateco, Inc.
    Inventors: James Pierce, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 9550391
    Abstract: A retractable ink pen including an elongate ink cartridge having a writing end and an exposed ink opening, wherein the writing end moves from a retracted position to an extended position for writing. The retractable ink pen includes a cap including a recess with an inner surface having one of: i) a position structure, and ii) both a first locator and a second locator spaced a distance from the first locator along a first longitudinal axis. The retractable ink pen further includes an elongate barrel including an outer surface having the other of the position structure and both the first locator and the second locator, wherein the position structure is located at the first locator when the writing end is in the retracted position and wherein the locating structure is located at the second locator when the writing end is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: BIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Rosato, Christopher K. Nelson, Stephen Wegzyn, Derek Diaz
  • Patent number: 9370959
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a barrel, a refill assembly, and a refill plug assembly that is quick to release from the barrel and quick to re-attach to the barrel when changing a refill assembly. The refill plug assembly is quickly secured to the barrel of the writing instrument and quickly released from the barrel of the writing instrument through a twisting and/or pushing action that may require less than one full turn to disengage from the barrel and to re-attach to the barrel, thus expediting replacement of the refill assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Europe Brands S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Leighton Davies-Smith, Jean-Patrick Dalancourt
  • Patent number: 9033602
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing toothbrush (100). In one aspect, the toothbrush comprises a body (105) having a reservoir (135) containing an oral care fluid (136) therein, the oral care fluid being delivered to an applicator (132) via capillary action. The toothbrush comprises an actuator (130) for moving either the applicator and/or the reservoir between different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, John J. Gatzemeyer, Sharon Kennedy, Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 9004795
    Abstract: A container (1) for a stick of a cosmetic or hygienic product, comprising an applicator element (3) in which a stick (2) of said product can move axially relative to a base (32), as well as a tubular storage element (4) comprising a top (41) that contains a mobile sleeve (42) and is suitable for covering the applicator element (3) in a configuration wherein said applicator element is fully inserted into the sleeve and connected to said top by means of an elastically compressible device having two stable axial positions relative to a hilly inserted configuration, said device comprising a resilient element (43) pushing the sleeve (42) towards the outside of the top, and, distributed between the top and the sleeve, a heart-shaped guide track (44) arranged parallel to an axial direction of the top, and a follower (45) carried by a generally axially pivoting arm (46) such as to define stable top and bottom positions allowing the applicator element to be gripped or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventor: Christian Salciarini
  • Patent number: 8998520
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Beryl L. Tanner
  • Publication number: 20150023713
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a coil spring for cosmetic material that can provide wide variety of functions with one spring and a cosmetic container including the coil spring for cosmetic material. [Solution] A coil spring for cosmetic material 5 is a one spring where a first spring part 5a and a second spring part 5b whose winding wire diameters and spring constants differ from one another are continuously and integrally formed via a stepped part 5d. Accordingly, the use of the first spring part 5a and the second spring part 5b allows, for example, achieving absorbing an impact in both directions of an axial direction and sequential movements of the components constituting the cosmetic container, thus allowing providing wide variety of functions with the one spring. For example, the use of the stepped part 5d also allows locking the component constituting the cosmetic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Yukikazu ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150003887
    Abstract: An upper pen tube structure for pen is disclosed, wherein the spring is covered around an outer portion of the middle column, and two ends of the spring are pressed against an outwardly protruded rim of the middle column and a stopping portion of the tube respectively. Thereby, when a control button is pressed downward to reach a lower end of a chute in order to drive the middle column to move downward, the control button can be pushed inside a hook portion in order to fix the middle column's position, and when pushing the control button back inside the chute, the middle column can be pressed and pushed against by the spring in order to move upward along the chute of the tube to reach an upper end of the chute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Angus LEE
  • Patent number: 8783988
    Abstract: The assembly comprises a system for the packaging and application of a product and a device for protecting said system. The system comprises a receptacle for storing the product, a product applicator, and a member for closing the receptacle bearing the applicator. The protective device comprises a cap mounted on the system and at least one means for releasing the system. The releasing means comprises a means for holding the system relative to the device and a means for actuating the holding means in order to render the holding means inactive and at least partly separate the system and the protective device. The assembly also comprises return means capable of maintaining a sealed contact between the closing member and the storage receptacle in an active position of the holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8632270
    Abstract: A lamp pen includes a pen body, a refill, a conductive rotating slide, a lamp, and a cartridge holding a battery. The rotating slide is electrically connected to the battery. A conductive bar on a surface of the slide abuts an end of the cartridge, which comprises a helical surface forming higher and auxiliary higher slots disposed at a highest point of the surface. A first lead of the lamp is connected to the battery, and a second lead is affixed within the higher slot. Rotating the slide causes the conductive bar to engage either the higher slot or auxiliary higher slot, pushing the cartridge downward so that the refill extends out of the pen tip. When the higher slot is engaged, the second lead of the lamp connects to the conductive bar, the electric circuit completes, and the lamp illuminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 8550735
    Abstract: A retractable writing instrument that includes a barrel, a writing tip, an actuating mechanism that includes a plurality of parts for extending and retracting the writing tip upon actuation of the actuation member, and a cushioning device enabling a retraction of the writing tip when an excessive pressure is exerted by a user. The cushioning device includes a spring member elastically deformable, which is integrally formed with a movable part of the actuating mechanism, the part being movable relative to the barrel. The spring member has a free end abutting the barrel toward its rear end and has a through hole. A stem extends within the spring member's hole and connects the actuating member to the actuating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Richard C. O'Brien, Bertrand Baudouin
  • Publication number: 20130243514
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stephan M. Ballot
  • Patent number: 8434957
    Abstract: A knock-type writing instrument is provided, which allows an easy refill exchange with a simple operation while inhibiting deformation of slits, breakage of a shaft tube, etc., during the refill exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehei Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8365968
    Abstract: A cap of a tube container having an automatic sealing structure, which more reliably performs an airtight function, prevents liquid ingredients in a nozzle from drying, safely protects the nozzle in a physical way, prevents gel-phased medical ingredients from being in contact with the outside air to the maximum extent possible, thus allowing the medical ingredients to be preserved for a longer period of time, and which is constructed so that the cap is integrated with the container, thus eliminating the risk of loss resulting from the separation. A cone which is secured by each locking protrusion inserted into a guide slit is inserted into a body as the locking protrusion moves, so that a nozzle hole is opened by an anti-drying unit and contents are discharged through an ejected nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Morris Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun-Son Yoon
  • Patent number: 8348536
    Abstract: A rotary-type retractable writing implement with an anti-drying device is provided. An upper shaft and a lower shaft are coupled together such that the two shafts are rotatable in opposite directions, and a cartridge accommodated in an intermediate connection member is movable, and an open/shut module for covering a nib opens/shuts by the movement of the cartridge so as to provide a nib-advancing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Morris Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun-Son Yoon
  • Patent number: 8297868
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a retractable cartridge having a nib, a force-actuable device that is actuated by a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib, a retraction for retracting the cartridge, a button for actuating the retraction mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism for biasing the button away from coupled engagement with the retraction mechanism and thereby the force-actuable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8287199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vial for a liquid or pasty cosmetic product, comprising an elongate body having a base area (11) and a free edge (12), a vessel (20) containing said product and which is translatably movable in the body between a bottom rest position and a top working position, an elastically compressible guide device with a stable retracted configuration determining the bottom position and a maximum extension configuration determining the top position, comprising a hollow guide track in which a guide pin is inserted at least in the maximum extension configuration, as well as an application element (30) comprising a cap (40) suitable for being inserted inside the body and, in the opposite direction, for being at least partially extracted from said body by the elastically compressible guide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Benoît Donier
  • Patent number: 8287201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vial for a liquid or pasty cosmetic product, comprising: an elongate body (10), extending in a longitudinal direction, a vessel containing said product and which is translatably movable inside the body, an application element (30) comprising a rod (31) rigidly connected to a cap (40) and ending in an applicator (32) suitable for being loaded with the product when dunked into the vessel, said cap being insertable into/onto the body by pushing said application element into the vessel up to a rest configuration and extractable from said body so as to extract the rod and the applicator from the vessel and from the body, and complementary sealing means (35 and 80) designed for translatably coupling the rod and the vessel in a relative sealing configuration, characterized in that the top position of the vessel in the body is defined by complementary retaining elements designed so as to generate a resistance against the downward movement of the vessel in the body from said top position, th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Benoit Donier
  • Patent number: 8287204
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a user-replaceable cartridge having a nib, a force sensor for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib and a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position or a retracted position, and a first biasing mechanism for biasing the cartridge towards the extended or retracted positions. A second biasing mechanism biases the barrel towards engagement with the force sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20120230752
    Abstract: A lamp pen includes a pen body, a refill, a conductive rotating slide, a lamp, and a cartridge holding a battery. The rotating slide is electrically connected to the battery. A conductive bar on a surface of the slide abuts an end of the cartridge, which comprises a helical surface forming higher and auxiliary higher slots disposed at a highest point of the surface. A first lead of the lamp is connected to the battery, and a second lead is affixed within the higher slot. Rotating the slide causes the conductive bar to engage either the higher slot or auxiliary higher slot, pushing the cartridge downward so that the refill extends out of the pen tip. When the higher slot is engaged, the second lead of the lamp connects to the conductive bar, the electric circuit completes, and the lamp illuminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BEIFA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 8262304
    Abstract: A combination pen and highlighter includes a body, at least one anchor which connects the body to an extendable highlighter and a button for manipulating the highlighter. The combination uses two separate springs to lock the highlighter in either a closed position or a highlighter extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Sergio Llach, Russell Robertson, Jeanne Pfordresher
  • Patent number: 8162554
    Abstract: A writing implement is provided including a knock mechanism, in which, without obstruction of normal operation, impact can be cushioned by a damper space that is sealed off from the outside. The writing implement (10) including the knock mechanism capable of advancing a writing tip (11) by push-out operation, includes: a holding section (12) for holding the writing tip (11); a shaft tube (20) for containing the holding section (12); a knock section (30) for covering a rear end portion of the shaft tube (20); a push-out section (13) for pressing the holding section (12) toward a front end in operative association with push-out operation of the knock section (30); and the damper space (40) provided between the knock section (30) and the shaft tube (20), being sealed off from the outside, and changing its volume by push-out operation of the knock section (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Furukawa, Masanobu Kiritake, Kengo Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 8142091
    Abstract: A writing implement capable of eliminating troubles associated with the adoption of a grip member having an end surface inclined from a vertical surface perpendicular to a central axis of a shaft tube. The inclination angle ? of a step-facing surface 5A of the grip member 5 is made smaller than the inclination angle ? of an inclined step surface 12 of the shaft tube 10. A gap G is partially formed between the step-facing surface 5A and the inclined step surface 12 when a compressive force is not applied to the grip member 5. When the grip member 5 is compressed, the whole of the step-facing surface 5A is further inclined and comes into contact with the inclined step surface 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yojiro Sano
  • Patent number: 8087841
    Abstract: A retractable pen includes an improved triggering device (i.e., an actuating means), which is easy for manufacturing and user-friendly. The retractable pen has a pen-body having two pen-tubes, a pen-cartridge within the pen-body, and an actuating means. The actuating means not only triggers the movement of pen-cartridge (slidable protrusion/retraction of the pen-cartridge) but also, at the meantime, triggers length-change of pen-body (slidable movement between the two pen-tubes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Spark Gold Co.
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20110318084
    Abstract: The present invention describes a mechanism and method for retracting an instrument. In a rearward position, a sliding weight aligns an elongated assembly with a rear canal allowing the assembly to slide backward into the canal thereby retracting. When the weight slides forward, it collides with a protrusion on the elongated assembly forcing the elongated assembly forward and pulling the rear of the elongated assembly out of the rear canal. Once the elongated assembly is pulled out of the rear canal, it is unlikely to spontaneously return to the canal and contacts an internal shoulder which locks the elongated assembly in a forward position. Alternatively, means are provided to lock the elongated assembly out of the rear canal when in forward position. Preferably the weight is moved between the forward and rearward position by shaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Uri Zaidman, Guy Dagan
  • Publication number: 20110268491
    Abstract: An expandable writing instrument has a writing end body section and a rear body section mounted to the writing end body section for relative axial and non-rotational movement between an extended position with the rear body section spaced away from the writing end body section, and a retracted position with the rear body section closer to the writing end body section. A spring in the writing end body section biases the cartridge upwardly. A helix cylinder is mounted for rotation and axial movement in the rear body section with a peg of the rear body section sliding in a track of the helix cylinder. The track is a closed loop with left and right hand helixes so that axial movement of the rear body section causes rotation of the helix cylinder continuously in one rotational direction. A shuttle receives a cartridge body and is mounted for axial movement in the helix cylinder. A shuttle cam on the shuttle is mounted for axial non-rotational movement to the writing end body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Rebecca Gregory, George Reekie, Michael Roberts, Donald Santos, Frank Torngren
  • Patent number: 7972072
    Abstract: To prevent faint writing or writing failure from occurring during a writing operation due to back shock and to reduce shock sound by using a simple structure, a pressure contact member protrudes from one surface or both surfaces on the side of a shaft tube and a knock body so as to come into sliding contact with each other, parts on the side of the shaft tube and the knock body being opposed to each other in a radial direction. Accordingly, even when the part on the side of the knock body retreats with respect to the part on the side of the shaft tube in terms of a releasing operation, a retreat speed of an ink tank becomes slow due to a friction resistance of the pressure contact member, and thus back shock remarkably reduces. As a result, ink does not flow to the ink tank in a reverse direction due to air introduced from a writing tip portion, and shock sound generated when the retreating ink tank returns to a normal position reduces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Zebra Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matsuhei Toyama, Hisatoshi Shibuya
  • Patent number: 7934883
    Abstract: A writing instrument that includes a barrel extending along a longitudinal axis, a cartridge housed inside the barrel and having a front end connected to a writing point and a rear end, and a cartridge support connected to the barrel and against which the rear end of the cartridge rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventor: Franck Rolion
  • Publication number: 20110027000
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for adorning various writing instruments. A casing removably receives the writing instrument such that at least the writing tip extends outwardly from a grip portion of the casing. A cap is provided for removably engaging the grip portion to fully enclose the writing instrument. An opening from which the writing tip is disposed is sized to accommodate various writing instruments. A biasing member within the barrel of the casing is provided to accommodate writing instruments of various lengths. An intercap seal within the cap of the casing enables an original cap to the writing instrument to not be used for protecting the writing tip and preventing the writing instrument from drying out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Paradise Pen Company
    Inventors: Peter A. Paradise, James R. Paradise
  • Patent number: 7874753
    Abstract: A dispenser for cosmetic, cleansing or pharmaceutical composition including a tubular sleeve for housing the whole of a movable sub-assembly in the storage position thereof in such a way that the head of the movable sub-assembly is not accessible. A locking mechanism prevents outward movement of the movable sub-assembly in the storage position relative to the sleeve. When a user axially depresses the head in the opposite direction to the outward direction, the locking mechanism releases the movable sub-assembly, which is urged outward by a spring at least as a position I which the head projects outward from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Michel Domy, Pierre Mermoud
  • Publication number: 20100254748
    Abstract: A finger pen includes a sheath and a spring clip. An end of the sheath is an opening for sheathing in a finger, and the other end is a hole allowing the pen to penetrate. A spacing hole is close to the hole, the spring clip is fixed on the sheath, and a stop block is located on the spring clip, away from a place where the spring clip is fixed, to be engaged with the spacing hole. A back side of the spring clip, close to the stop block, is a fixing piece to fix the pen. When the finger pen is to be used, the finger is sheathed into the sheath, and at a same time, the finger is abutted at the spring clip to push and move the stop block toward the hole out of which the pen is penetrated to write.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Te-Lin LI
  • Publication number: 20100196080
    Abstract: A retractable instrument in accordance with the disclosure advantageously has a simple construction and fewer pieces or sub-assemblies than known retractable instruments. The retractable instrument includes a barrel that encloses a tool holder. The tool holder has an extension, and a tool extending from the distal end of the extension. A valve selectively covers the tool to protect the tool from environmental conditions. A biasing element is disposed between the valve and the tool holder, the biasing element biases the valve away from the tool holder. A movable closure assembly retains the valve on the extension and selectively allows the lid to open and close. The closure assembly includes a closure ring and a retention ring connected by one or more closure arms. The retention ring is disposed on the tool holder and the retention ring is prevented from sliding off of the tool holder by a retention stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: ROBERT G. CHALLMAN, Jaime Arenas
  • Publication number: 20100183356
    Abstract: To prevent faint writing or writing failure from occurring during a writing operation due to back shock and to reduce shock sound by using a simple structure, a pressure contact member protrudes from one surface or both surfaces on the side of a shaft tube and a knock body so as to come into sliding contact with each other, parts on the side of the shaft tube and the knock body being opposed to each other in a radial direction. Accordingly, even when the part on the side of the knock body retreats with respect to the part on the side of the shaft tube in terms of a releasing operation, a retreat speed of an ink tank becomes slow due to a friction resistance of the pressure contact member, and thus back shock remarkably reduces. As a result, ink does not flow to the ink tank in a reverse direction due to air introduced from a writing tip portion and shock sound generated when the retreating ink tank returns to a normal position reduces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ZEBRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matsuhei Toyama, Hisatoshi Shibuya
  • Publication number: 20100166487
    Abstract: A pen with double pen barrels is revealed. The pen with double pen barrels includes two pen barrels connected in parallel, a pen refill in each pen barrel, and a driving member disposed between the two pen barrels. When one of the pen barrels is pressed and moved downward, a pen refill extends out of a front end of the pen barrel, located to be in writing state. Then by releasing a stopper of the pen barrel, the pen barrel moves upward and the pen refill retracts to be in storage state. Thus the pen barrel and the pen refill extends and contracts synchronously. Moreover, interests in use of the pen are increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20100150639
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a housing accommodating various sizes and lengths of cartridges fixed inside the housing by an adjustable control element. In its correct placement, the cartridge will abut against one end of the control element and will be held in place with a spring at the other end, such that the user may write steadily with the pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Steven T. Ryan, Douglas J. Port
  • Publication number: 20100129131
    Abstract: A retractable pen includes an improved triggering device (i.e., an actuating means), which is easy for manufacturing and user-friendly. The retractable pen has a pen-body having two pen-tubes, a pen-cartridge within the pen-body, and an actuating means. The actuating means not only triggers the movement of pen-cartridge (slidable protrusion/retraction of the pen-cartridge) but also, at the meantime, triggers length-change of pen-body (slidable movement between the two pen-tubes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: SPARK GOLD CO.
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20100054842
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic dispenser for dispensing a cosmetic having an outer shell; a sleeve placed within the outer shell and slidable relative to the outer shell; a cup placed within the sleeve and slidable relative to the sleeve; the sleeve having an orifice; a button located on a side of the outer shell opposite to the sleeve; a bar placed between and attached to the cup and the button; a flexible tab extending downwards from the bar and inwards toward the sleeve, the flexible tab having an endpoint located at a downward and inward location of the flexible tab; and wherein the endpoint is engageable with and disengageable from the orifice for sliding the cup, the sleeve, and the outer shell relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ralph DeVito, Denise D. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20100040401
    Abstract: A water based ink composition for a ballpoint pen containing ?-carrageenan in addition to a dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent. When used in the ball point pen, the ink composition satisfies an ink drooling prevention and a drying resistance which are mutually incompatible functions and is excellent in writing performance regardless of containing a dye as a coloring agent. The ink composition (c) is used, for example, by accommodating a refill (12) whose ink accommodating tube (18) is filled with the ink composition and which is further loaded with an ink backflow-preventing member (20) in the ballpoint pen (10) whose writing edge is retracted and extruded from a front end opening of a barrel (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Hideaki Asami
  • Publication number: 20100014906
    Abstract: A liquid applicator adapted to prevent an application liquid from leaking or drying with a small biasing force. A tip unit for a liquid applicator of the present invention includes a tubular member and a valve member. The valve member is biased toward a distal end thereof by a biasing member so as to seal a distal opening portion of the tubular member. The distal opening portion includes a first tapered surface and a second tapered surface located at a proximal side of the first tapered surface. The first and the second tapered surfaces are in contact with a tapered area and a ring of the valve member, respectively, so as to seal the distal opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Yasunori Nakatani, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090290929
    Abstract: A retractable writing instrument that includes a barrel, a writing tip, an actuating mechanism that includes a plurality of parts for extending and retracting the writing tip upon actuation of the actuation member, and a cushioning device enabling a retraction of the writing tip when an excessive pressure is exerted by a user. The cushioning device includes a spring member elastically deformable, which is integrally formed with a movable part of the actuating mechanism, the part being movable relative to the barrel. The spring member has a free end abutting the barrel toward its rear end and has a through hole. A stem extends within the spring member's hole and connects the actuating member to the actuating mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Bertrand Baudoin, Rick O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20090245920
    Abstract: A capless retractable marking pen has excellent sealing capability and a simple structure. The capless retractable marking pen includes a hollow sealing member for receiving a writing tip when the pen is in nonuse, and an opening and closing member for opening and closing an opening provided at a front end of the sealing member. The opening and closing member has a cover part pivotably fixed at a first end thereof to a lower edge portion of a front opening of the sealing member, an extending part extended from a second end of the cover part, and fixed at a front end portion thereof to the ink cartridge, and a hole provided at the extending part so that the writing tip can be extended and retracted through the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: KIMS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Taek Jeon
  • Publication number: 20090169285
    Abstract: An adapter for pen, pencil, or any other types of writing instruments where the adaptor is sized and dimensioned to receive a regular sized writing instrument, and the adapter is designed for safety to use such writing instrument as a refill. The design has an inner holder designed to securely hold the writing instrument. In one embodiment, the adapter is short enough to expose a proximal end of the writing instrument, so that the exposed part of the writing instrument becomes a push button. In another embodiment, the adapter has a push button, and the regular sized writing instrument is entirely contained with the adapter. Other embodiments use different retracting mechanism such as twist-and-retract mechanism, and slider mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Chana Cabatan
  • Publication number: 20090097899
    Abstract: The application relates to a dispenser featuring a body and a reservoir housed in said body wherein the reservoir is configured to hold a substance; wherein there is an applicator selectively extendable or retractable from the dispenser; and further featuring a means for ejecting the substance through the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 7452149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating retractable writing instrument, which is constituted in a simpler way and can thrust a mouthpiece and a writing core element smoothly to positions ready for writing. The writing instrument by the present invention comprises a rear outer cylinder 2, an inner sheath 4 unrotatably accommodated in the rear outer cylinder 2, a front outer cylinder 10 from which a mouthpiece 12 and a writing core element 13 can be thrust. A protrusion 45 for restraining rotating range, a refill sliding cam 42 and a mouthpiece sliding cam 43 are formed in the inner sheath 4. A refill sliding element 6 and a mouthpiece sliding element 7 are accommodated in the inner sheath 4. The mouthpiece sliding element 7 is connected to the refill sliding element 6. Further a connecting element 9 is connected to the inner sheath 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Pilot Corporation
    Inventor: Kouki Saito
  • Publication number: 20080193194
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a slide type writing tool having a dryness prevention unit. The writing tool includes a hollow shaft having at a first end thereof a nib hole. A knock part is inserted into an insert hole formed in a second end of the shaft. A cartridge is inserted into the shaft and is integrated with the knock part. A control module is made of an elastic material, such as rubber, and includes an O-ring part coming into close contact with the nib hole, a spherical door having a spherical surface, a tubular holder secured to the cartridge, a first hinge coupling the O-ring part with the spherical door, and a second hinge integrally coupling the spherical door with the holder. First and second springs are provided in the shaft to act elastic restoring force between the control module and the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: MORRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyun-son Yoon
  • Patent number: 7384207
    Abstract: An improved hand-held implement is provided with a body having external surfaces that define contours which match and ergonomically engage the surfaces of a user's thumb and fingers when the user grasps the implement, so as to provide a large surface area of contact between the user's hand and the implement. The increased area of contact between the user's hand and the implement, compared to traditional designs, decreases the required level of applied unit area pressure, and also provides for greater control consequently facilitating manipulation of the implement. The exterior of the implement is sufficiently small so that, while in use, the body of the implement does not extend outside or beyond the hand of the user. The cartridge includes a coaxial retention ring device which readily fits into the body of the implement by the resilient engagement of the ring into the coaxial recessed groove in the implement body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Sun Coast Merchandise Corp.
    Inventor: Dilip Bhavnani
  • Publication number: 20070243007
    Abstract: A pen of the present invention includes a barrel having a space therein, a refill bore at a front end thereof and at least an opening at a circumference thereof. A refill, which is received in the barrel, has a tip extruded out of the barrel through the refill bore. A tube is received in a gap between the barrel and the refill for reciprocation. An elastic member is received in the barrel to urge the tube outwards so that the tip of the refill is received in the tube in a normal condition. A tube driving mechanism is received in the opening of the barrel and connected to the tube to move the tube inward the barrel for exposing the tip of the refill and compressing the elastic when the tube driving mechanism is pressed. The elastic member returns the tube when the tube driving mechanism is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng CHANG, Kai-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 7226229
    Abstract: A self-retractable pen that will allow an individual to expose or retract the nib or writing portion of a pen simply by squeezing a portion of the device. It will appear like any other pen except that a person will expose or retract the nib by squeezing the sides of the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Dana S. Register
  • Patent number: 7195415
    Abstract: A writing instrument is ergonomically adjusted to the position of a user's hands. The writing device has a substantially tubular shaft along a main axis, a terminal part at the rear end of the shaft and a substantially conical tip at the front end of the shaft. Using the terminal part, the tip can be pivoted (inclined) in a controlled manner in relation to the shaft in a plane containing the main axis. Alternatively, an angle of inclination of a cone axis of the tip can be adjusted in relation to the main axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Senator GmbH & Co KGaA
    Inventor: Siegbert Vial
  • Patent number: 7128491
    Abstract: In a composite writing instrument having mounted therein a plurality of writing devices including at least one ball-point pen refill equipped with a tip of the ball-point pen at a top end and an ink reservoir section at a rear end so that writing tip portions may be alternately allowed to project and retreat from an front body top, a pumping type pressurization mechanism is provided behind the ball-point pen refill, and a rear end of ink is pressurized by way of knock operation in a situation where a tip end portion has projected from a body end, so as to help the ink flow towards the tip side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Kobayashi