Concave Tool Face Patents (Class 401/11)
  • Patent number: 8961053
    Abstract: The present invention features a lipstick blotting system for use after lipstick application featuring a tubular stationary base with a first guide rod. The system features a rotating base with a threaded rod. The stationary base is located inside the rotating base. The system features a carrier with an internally threaded tube. The carrier features a first guide aperture. The carrier is placed on the rotating base via the internally threaded tube placed onto the threaded rod. The carrier is inhibited from rotation via the first guide rod slid through the first guide aperture. The system features a linear blotter located on a carrier anterior surface. The blotter features a linear channel for placing over the tube. The system features a solution located in the rotating base and a cap adapted to attach and seal to a stationary base anterior end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Esposito
  • Publication number: 20140360528
    Abstract: A dispensable eyeliner to facilitate applying eye makeup, where the dispensable eyeliner includes a twistable base to dispense the eyeliner onto a curve tipped applicator. Due to its shape, the curved tip applicator may be pressed against a user's lash line to apply an even line above the lashes. The curved tip applicator may create a thin or thick line depending on which side of the applicator used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Leana Alshaibi
  • Patent number: 8881684
    Abstract: An animal washing brush for washing an animal has a hand grip and a head disposed on a handle with an elongated shaft. The head has opposite or transverse surfaces facing in substantially opposite or transverse directions, including a substantially flat surface and a concave surface. Each of the flat and concave surfaces has a matrix of flexible and resilient fingers extending from the surface. The fingers have a height taller than a diameter, and a spacing on the same order of the diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Arash Yazdanpanah
  • Patent number: 8844090
    Abstract: A tool 54 for introducing a paste 74 into voids 44 in an article 12 includes at least one pad having a working surface shaped similarly to the shape of a target region on the article. In one specific embodiment, the tool 54 has first and second pads 56, 60, joined to each other by, for example, a hinge 66 . The pads and hinge are engageable with the article 12 so that each similarly shaped working surface 58, 62, 68 hugs a corresponding target region on the article to urge the paste into the voids. An associated method of concurrently filling voids in an article includes applying a filler material to the article in the vicinity of the voids and urging the filler material concurrently into the multiple voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. D'Amour, Raymond D. Thurston
  • Patent number: 8807861
    Abstract: An implement 1 for applying a volume of liquid to a treatment surface can include a support 3 onto which is mounted a receptacle 2, the receptacle defining a reservoir space 4 which receives the liquid. The receptacle includes a wall 6 having a working surface that is used to spread the liquid over the treatment surface. The wall 6 is resiliently deformable so in use the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid. The implement has a specific application in applying a transdermal lotion to the axilla area of the user. A system for transdermal administration of a physiological active agent from a liquid composition and a method of using this system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Acrux DDS Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • Patent number: 8770881
    Abstract: Sanitization apparatuses, kits, and methods, such as, for example, for pens, styluses, handles, remote controls, and pagers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cleanint LLC
    Inventor: Tuan Dam
  • Patent number: 8690468
    Abstract: A dispenser has a body defining with a variable-volume storage chamber for storing product. A compression chamber is in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving substance therefrom A one-way valve of the dispenser includes valve seat and flexible valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat to allow the passage of substance through the seam and out of the dispenser. A manually-engageable actuator connected to the dispensing portion is movable between first and second positions to dispense substance within the compression chamber out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, David Fellows, Eric E. Hartman, Bing He
  • Patent number: 8573873
    Abstract: An apparatus for buttering corn includes a tubular member sized to receive an ear of corn, a body with an open end, the body sized to receive the tubular member, and a plunger sized to fit through the tubular member. Another apparatus for buttering corn includes a tubular member sized to receive an ear of corn and having an interior surface textured to adhere to solidified butter and having an open end with an outer flange, a cylindrical body with an open end having an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of the tubular member and having an outer diameter about the same length as an outer diameter of the outer flange of the tubular member, the body sized to receive the tubular member, a plunger sized to fit through the tubular member, and a cap sized to fit over the outer flange of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Dino John Kalush
  • Patent number: 8540445
    Abstract: This face mask includes a right side sheet and a left side sheet which are mutually enantiomorphic. On a right side sheet and a left side sheet, a thermoplastic adhesive material is applied to the inner sides of ranges which include front edge strip portions which, during use, oppose the median line of the user's face; the right side sheet and the left side sheet are then laid together overlapping their inner sides; and heat is applied to areas of these front edge portions other than portions which, during use, oppose the nostrils and the mouth of the user, so that thereby the right side sheet and the left side sheet are joined together. By then opening out the right side sheet and the left side sheet in the direction to separate them, this face mask is caused to assume a three dimensional shape over its entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Omoto
  • Publication number: 20130209156
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention a maintenance device having a central body and a lubricant container attached to the upper end of the central body. At a lower end of the central body, at least one dynamic body is provided and biased by a spring to an extended position relative to the central body. The dynamic member comprises a pair of cleaning arms that are outwardly biased. As a compression force is applied to the dynamic body, the biasing spring is compressed and the dynamic body is moved toward a retracted position relative to the central body. As the dynamic body retracts, the cleaning arms pivot inward and engage the fastener for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher J. Cunningham, David Barnsdale
  • Patent number: 8469620
    Abstract: A spreadable material dispenser and applicator device, comprising: a longitudinally extending handle comprising an interior cavity, wherein the interior cavity holds a spreadable material; and a body comprising an interior cavity enveloped by a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface comprises a plurality of perforations, and wherein the handle is disposed on the top surface, and further wherein the body terminates in a first flange and a second flange. The device may further comprise a container for storing the spreadable material, wherein the container may be fixedly connected to the handle to assist in the dispersion of the spreadable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Renee J. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8419307
    Abstract: Described are methods comprising applying a liquid pharmaceutical testosterone composition with an implement comprising a support and a receptacle mounted on the support and defining a reservoir space with an open top to receive the liquid, wherein the receptacle includes a flexible membrane integrally forming a base and a wall, the wall being substantially transverse to the base and having a working surface to spread the liquid over the treatment surface, wherein the base has a continuous surface such that liquid cannot pass through the base, wherein the wall includes an inner portion which extends from the base to an upper end and an outer skirt portion, wherein the inner portion and skirt portion form a double-wall structure, and wherein at least the wall is resiliently deformable so the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Acrux DDS Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • Patent number: 8393336
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator kit may comprise a receptacle containing a substance for application to nails that has a viscosity of at least approximately 0.3 Pa·s. The kit may also comprise at least one applicator configured to be loaded with the substance contained in the receptacle and to apply the substance to nails. The at least one applicator may comprise at least one flexible blade defining an application face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Aline Abergel, Marc Ramet
  • Publication number: 20130051893
    Abstract: A circular marking device includes a reservoir for containing a marking fluid, a circular chamber having a hollow center portion in communication with an interior of the reservoir, and a nib positioned along the inside of the circular chamber for depositing the marking fluid onto a circular shaped object in a 360 degree orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: BORIS PURIZHANSKY
  • Patent number: 8371764
    Abstract: A sanitizer for cleaning a handle of a cart includes a cleaning member and a cover member in which the cleaning member is slidably disposed. The cleaning member includes an opening which is positionable against the handle and a cavity defined by space between walls of the cleaning member, where the cavity is adapted for storing fluid. The opening includes one or more ports for dispensing fluid, the one or more ports disposed about an axially extending surface of the opening of the cleaning member, whereby fluid is transferred from said cavity to the surface of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Beverly Steverwald
  • Publication number: 20120312315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging and applicator device (1) for applying a cosmetic or a care-product composition to the lips, the device comprising: • a container (2) containing the composition for application to the lips; and • an applicator member (6) that defines two opposite main application faces (11) that generally converge towards the distal end of the applicator member, for applying the composition to the user's bottom and top lips simultaneously; a greatest thickness of the applicator member, measured between the two main application faces, being greater than or equal to 4 mm, the greatest width of said main faces lying in the range 4 mm to 15 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8267097
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator kit may comprise a receptacle containing a substance for application to nails that has a viscosity of at least approximately 0.3 Pa·s. The kit may also comprise at least one applicator configured to be loaded with the substance contained in the receptacle and to apply the substance to nails. The at least one applicator may comprise at least one flexible blade defining an application face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Aline Abergel, Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 8177449
    Abstract: An implement 1 for applying a volume of liquid to a treatment surface. The implement includes a support 3 onto which is mounted a receptacle 2, the receptacle defining a reservoir space 4 which receives the liquid. The receptacle includes a wall 6 having a working surface that is used to spread the liquid over the treatment surface. The wall 6 is resiliently deformable so in use the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid. The implement has a specific application in applying a transdermal lotion to the axilla area of the user. A system for transdermal administration of a physiological active agent from a liquid composition and a method of conducting the transdermal administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Acrux DDS Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • Publication number: 20120087708
    Abstract: A marker for marking an electrical wire or conductor for identification comprises a shaft, a reservoir, and an applicator. The reservoir may comprise a first end and a second end. The first end of the applicator may be inserted to the reservoir. The reservoir may be capable of charging the applicator with marking liquid. The second end of the applicator may have a flat tip edge with an indentation to accommodate a wide range of different conductor sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Sean Campbell
  • Patent number: 8007193
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a pharmaceutical, ophthalmic, dermatological, cosmeceutical, cosmetic or other product, has a body with a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion of the dispenser is connected with the body and has a compression chamber in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving substance therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the compression chamber. A one-way valve of the dispenser includes an axially-extending valve seat and an axially-extending flexible valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of substance through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, David Fellows, Eric E. Hartman, Bing He
  • Publication number: 20100322693
    Abstract: A lip applicator generally relating to the application of a variety of products, including lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, or any such beauty aid, to one's lips. The lip applicator disclosed herein may be held during use, but is adapted for upright placement on a table-top or other flat surface during non-use. The lip applicator disclosed herein facilitates the facile, rapid, and reliable application a lip product, and may be of particular import in those settings requiring the repeated or frequent application of a beauty aid to one or more people's lips, such as the set of a motion picture or theatrical performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Vincent Mallardi, III
  • Patent number: 7841793
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a cosmetic product includes a container holding the product. The container opens out via a product delivery passage into at least one opening surrounded by an outwardly concave surface designed to bear against a surface to be treated. The bearing surface is delineated by a continuous outer edge of elongated shape, of which the tangent at the level of the deepest portion forms an angle greater than 45° with the lengthwise axis of the product delivery passage. The opening facilitates the application of product on a surface to be treated, in the form of at least one predetermined motif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: L'oreal
    Inventor: Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 7806612
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for applying fluids to a convex surface. A handle may be attached to a fluid dispensing assembly that may have a roller applicator assembly attached. The roller applicator assembly may have rollers rotatably disposed on a bracket with two of the rollers positioned at an oblique angle to an intermediate roller. The fluid dispensing assembly may have a body with a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a first fluid container in the handle and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with a second fluid container in the handle, and a piston in each fluid container. The first fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a first roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller. The second fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a second roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William D. Wangler
  • Patent number: 7748920
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus and method for applying two or more lines of mortar to lines of bricks to tuckpoint the same. The tool and method of the present invention comprises a mortar inlet which can be connected, via suitable length hose, to a mortar pump which can pump mortar under pressure to an inlet. The tool and method includes means for taking the supplied mortar and splitting or dividing it into two or more streams and further includes means for discharging the mortar to means for applying the mortar to the bricks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: John W. Murray
  • Patent number: 7704002
    Abstract: A luer cleaner assembly (100) for cleaning luer fittings (190) secured to proximal ends of medical tubing. The luer cleaner (100) includes a luer-receiving cavity (124) within which are contained scrubbers (110) that scrub exposed outer surfaces of a luer fitting inserted thereinto through an open distal end (106) of the luer cleaner housing (102). The luer cleaner includes at a proximal end a fluid reservoir (160) containing a cleaning fluid (162) such as isopropyl alcohol. The assembly further includes a reservoir-penetrating array of sharp pointed projections (132), such that during luer cleaning the reservoir (160) is pressed distally toward the luer fitting in the cavity for the array of projections to penetrate a distal cover (166) of the reservoir to access the cleaning fluid (162) which then flows distally through passageways (134,126) into the luer-receiving cavity and onto the scrubbers (110) and the outer surfaces of the luer fitting (190).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 7665923
    Abstract: A dispenser comprising a body defining a variable-volume storage chamber and a dispensing portion defining a bore coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber, an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore, and a one-way valve. The valve includes an axially-extending valve seat and flexible valve cover seated on the valve seat, defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal. The valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture. The dispenser further comprises an actuator and piston assembly including a piston receivable within the bore, a manually-engageable actuator connected to the piston for moving the piston between first and second positions relative to the bore to dispense substance within the bore through the outlet aperture and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, David Fellows, Eric E. Hartman, Bing He
  • Patent number: 7658566
    Abstract: A butterer for dispensing butter to hot corn on the cob. The butterer includes a two part body that is adapted to be disassembled for cleaning and a central channel for receiving butter. The body also removably receives salt and pepper dispensers. The body is ovate in cross section and shaped to conform to the hand of a user. A pusher is positioned over the butter in the channel and allows a user to urge butter through the channel. A lower grill resists direct contact of semisolid butter with the corn, but transfers heat from the corn and allows melted butter to pass to the corn. A stand and storage tray supports the butterer during non use and allows storage with butter therein in a refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Eric J. Wangler
  • Patent number: 7658565
    Abstract: A tire applicator for applying treatment fluid to sidewall of a vehicle tire, which is constructed with an applicator head including a dispenser housing having a bottom bearing surface and an applicator pad affixed thereto, and which may be configured to complementally and releasably receive an associated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing And Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Colburn, Frederick Large, Dan Anderson, Wen-Chen Su, Steven Ruble, Mark D. Koenig, Brooke T. Baxter, William R. Bucknam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7651288
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes an elongate hollow threadable insert having a mouth situated at a front end, an interior, and circumferential splines at an opposite end. An exterior surface of the opposite end of the insert includes an integral partially circumferential cam terminating in a radial edge, the insert having a direction of rotation about an axis of the applicator. A piston having a threaded rod is proportioned in diameter for push-fittable axial insertion through the threadable insert and engagement with a refill cartridge. The rod is proportioned in length to the threadable insert. The refill cartridge receives a stick or column of cosmetic to be applied to the user, and includes a front portion having an annular collar and a portion having a cylindrical internal diameter proportioned for press-fittable receipt of the threaded insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Heinz Welschoff
  • Patent number: 7651291
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other product, has a body defining a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and defines a bore coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore. A piston is received within the bore, and a one-way valve is mounted on the dispensing portion for dispensing metered amounts of product therethrough. The one-way valve has an axially-extending valve seat, and an axially-extending visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7546659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable golf ball cleaner to wipe off dirt attached to a surface of a golf ball during playing of golf. The golf ball cleaner comprises a cleaner body including a concave portion having a curved surface, a wipe-off part formed on an inner wall surface of the concave portion, and a lid to open and close the concave portion of the cleaner body. Because the golf ball cleaner can be easily carried by a golf player, by putting it in a pocket or hanging it from the waist, and the player is capable of rotating the golf ball in the concave portion having the curved surface while securely holding the golf bail by hand, the dirt attached to the surface of the golf ball can be thoroughly wiped off by the wipe-off part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Tatsuzawa Kasei Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Tatsuzawa, Takenori Tatsuzawa
  • Patent number: 7544006
    Abstract: A paint or varnish feeder (2) for a roller painting device (1), which comprises at least one hollow manifold (7) with openings (8) to deliver and to distribute the paint or the varnish to the roller (5) of the painting device (1), is described. The feeder (2) has, on a flat face (14) destined to come into contact with the roller (5), a hollow surface (12), shaped as an arc of a circle, along the longitudinal axis of which there is a groove (13) connected to the at least one manifold (7) by at least one opening (8). The hollow surface (12) advantageously has a radius no smaller than that of the largest sized roller (5) with which the feeder (2) is destined to come into contact. There is further described a painting device (1) comprising said feeder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Giacomo Massimi
  • Publication number: 20090142121
    Abstract: A sanitizer for cleaning a handle of a cart is disclosed. The sanitizer includes a cleaning member and a cover member in which the cleaning member is slidably disposed. The cleaning member includes an opening which is positionable against the handle and a cavity defined by space between walls of the cleaning member, where the cavity is adapted for storing fluid. The opening includes one or more ports for dispensing fluid, the one or more ports disposed about an axially extending surface of the opening of the cleaning member, whereby fluid is transferred from said cavity to the surface of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Beverly Steverwald
  • Publication number: 20090047228
    Abstract: A conditioning and application assembly includes a container containing a nail varnish composition comprising a cosmetically acceptable medium and at least one thixotropic thickener, with the composition having a viscosity at 25° C. of at least 0.6 Pa·s. An applicator is provided for taking up the product contained in the container and applying it to the nails, with the applicator including a flexible blade defining an application face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Laurence GUERCHET, Lizabeth-Anne Coffey-Dawe, Aline Abergel, Marc Ramet
  • Publication number: 20080253824
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a liquid to the surface of a vehicle tire side wall. The applicator includes an elongate container for holding a selected quantity of liquid and a housing connected thereto. The housing has a concave front face with an elongate open faced channel extending along a selected length portion thereof for distributing the liquid to a porous pad overlying the concave face. There is at least one vent hole through pad with an inlet thereto communicating with such open faced channel and an outlet in a free outer surface of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Wen-Chen Su, Richard J. Baumgart
  • Patent number: 7377707
    Abstract: An improved lip product applicator for applying a pasty or semi soft lip product to a user's lips comprising a body is described. The body has a product reservoir extending therefrom. The product reservoir is generally hollow and has a tip extending from an end of the reservoir opposite the body. The reservoir is designed so as to allow for discharging product contained therein through an orifice in said tip. The tip is made of a clear material that permits the user to view the color of the product contained therein. The tip is also tapered and retains its tapered shape as lip product is applied to a user's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Diane C. Breidenbach, Laurence W. Mille
  • Patent number: 7320553
    Abstract: A liquid marker for marking wires and conductors for identification purposes having a nib with a divergent or a somewhat V-shaped opening so as to be able to accommodate a range of different circumferences of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Efrem Nunez
  • Patent number: 7226231
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other product, has a body defining a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and defines a bore coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore. A piston is received within the bore, and a one-way valve is mounted on the dispensing portion for dispensing metered amounts of product therethrough. The one-way valve has an axially-extending valve seat, and an axially-extending visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7150574
    Abstract: The device for applying a food spread is a utensil for applying a food spread, such as butter, to food, such as an ear of corn. The device includes an upper arm and a lower arm, each having a first end and a second end. The arms are pivotally joined at their first ends. An upper plate is mounted to the second end of the upper arm, and a lower plate is mounted to the second end of the lower arm. The upper plate has a solid and continuous surface, while the lower plate has a plurality of slots formed therethrough. In use, a pat of butter is placed between the upper and lower plates and the user applies pressure to the arms to squeeze the butter through the slots in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Patrick A. Cerqua
  • Patent number: 7144169
    Abstract: A packaging and dispensing device for a product, such as a cosmetic product. The device includes a reservoir containing the product, a cap which is removably mountable on the reservoir, and an applicator capable of being loaded with a quantity of product. A first end of the applicator is connected to the cap, and a second end of the applicator is coupled to the reservoir. The applicator can thus be suspended between the cap and the reservoir to direct the applicator against a surface to apply the product to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 7134799
    Abstract: An applicator is configured to apply a substance on a portion of the human body and comprises an applicator element. The applicator element comprises at least two walls forming therebetween a cavity suitable for retaining the substance, at least one slot that extends along a longitudinal axis and through which the substance contained in the cavity is dispensed in order to be applied, and at least one opening whereby the cavity opens to the outside. In embodiments, the opening comprises at least one portion with a width in a plane extending transversely to the slot that is greater than a width of the slot in the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7066673
    Abstract: The pen structure includes the pen body that has a ball tip for the refill to protrude and the end that is far from the ball tip. The reversible accessory connected the end of the pen includes an extra functional end and a two-way terminal connector that is far from the extra functional end, and a slot that is placed at the end of the pen. When the reversible accessory is connected to the slot by the first terminal connector, it makes the extra functional end shown in the protruding position, and when the reversible accessory is connected to the slot by the second terminal connector, it makes the extra functional end shown in the hidden position. The pen may use its reversible accessory to increase its practicality and extra functions, and when the extra functional end is not used, the unit is shown in the hidden condition, which may keep the appealing appearance of the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Rui-Feng Kuo
  • Patent number: 6981811
    Abstract: An improved lip product applicator for applying a pasty or semi soft lip product to a user's lips comprising a body is described. The body has a product reservoir extending therefrom. The product reservoir is generally hollow and has a tip extending from an end of the reservoir opposite the body. The reservoir has a means for discharging product contained therein through an orifice in said tip. The tip is made of a clear material that permits the user to view the color of the product contained therein. The tip is also tapered and retains its tapered shape as lip product is applied to a user's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventors: Diane C. Breidenbach, Laurence W. Mille
  • Patent number: 6945722
    Abstract: A tire applicator for applying treatment fluid to sidewall of a vehicle tire, which is constructed with an applicator head including a dispenser housing having a bottom distribution plate and an applicator pad affixed thereto, and which may be configured to complementally and releasably receive an associated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: The Valvoline Company, a division of Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Colburn, Frederick Large, Brooke T. Baxter, Wen-Chen Su, Dan Anderson, William R. Bucknam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6932530
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a spreadable food product consists of a housing, a platform positioned within the housing for supporting the spreadable food product, a dispensing mechanism mounted in the housing and attached to the platform for moving the platform from the bottom end of the housing towards the open top end of the housing along an axis for dispensing the spreadable food product, and a cover for covering the housing when not in use. The top end may be of convex, concave, slotted or other shapes and designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Bissel
  • Patent number: 6865772
    Abstract: An applicator used to evenly apply liquid tire dressing to the entire outer sidewall of a tire. The applicator includes a pad that includes an elongated, concave, curved lower surface that is complementary in shape with a portion of the sidewall. The pad includes at least one beveled, concave lateral edge that enable the tire dressing to be applied evenly to the areas of the sidewall adjacent to the wheel hub and to the compressed shoulder area of the tire adjacent to the ground. The pad is attached to a rigid base that includes a rigid handle aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis of the pad and rigid base and that allows the user to easily hold the applicator perpendicular to the sidewall and move the applicator in long broad strokes in a circular pattern around the sidewall of a tire. An optional holding tray is also provided that temporarily stores the applicator and prevents the tire dressing from drying out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Randolph L. Risch
  • Publication number: 20040228670
    Abstract: A tire applicator for applying treatment fluid to sidewall of a vehicle tire, which is constructed with an applicator head including a dispenser housing having a bottom distribution plate and an applicator pad affixed thereto, and which may be configured to complementally and releasably receive an associated container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Todd Colburn, Frederick Large, Brooke T. Baxter, Wen-Chen Su, Dan Anderson, William R. Bucknam
  • Patent number: 6813798
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning fingers which includes, in the preferred embodiment, two interlocking tubes. Each tube is configured to accept a finger from the user. Within the first tube is a longitudinal brush used to clean the sides of the inserted finger as the tube is rotated around the finger. At an end of the tube is another brush which cleans the finger nail area while the tube is rotated. The second tube includes a soft brush is used to softly clean or buff the finger. Holes in the tube permit soap to enter and be used for the cleaning process. In one embodiment, soap is dispensed from a cavity in the tubes. In other embodiments of the invention, the bristles on the brushes are coated with an anti-bacterial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Michael P Moga
  • Publication number: 20040161285
    Abstract: An applicator is configured to apply a substance on a portion of the human body and comprises an applicator element. The applicator element comprises at least two walls forming therebetween a cavity suitable for retaining the substance, at least one slot that extends along a longitudinal axis and through which the substance contained in the cavity is dispensed in order to be applied, and at least one opening whereby the cavity opens to the outside. In embodiments, the opening comprises at least one portion with a width in a plane extending transversely to the slot that is greater than a width of the slot in the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 6755750
    Abstract: A talc dispenser for cue sticks in which a housing having a talc storage cavity is formed with a through tubular passageway configured to allow insertion of a cue stick shaft. A metering element is movable to cause talc to pass out of said storage cavity and into the enclosed space to thereafter be deposited on an inserted cue stick by rubbing contact with a tube of bristle material rolled up within the through passage and on which the talc is distributed. A chalk block holder is received in a housing recess and a housing holder has a belt clip for convenient storage of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventors: Michael K. Schulte, William A. Dailey, James C. Binelli