By Screw Mechanism Patents (Class 401/116)
  • Patent number: 9586433
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprises a front body, a rear body capable of turning, relative to the front body, about a longitudinal axis, and a tubular piece axially connecting the front body and the rear body by elastic snap-fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Samuel Malinverni
  • Patent number: 9452634
    Abstract: A writing instrument incorporating a plurality of knuckles arranged in a longitudinal series; a tube member and scribing pen combination extending through the knuckles wherein the scribing pen is mounted within the tube member and has a longitudinal scribing end; and incorporating first and second leaves, each leaf among the first and second leaves having proximal and distal ends, the first and second leaves being connected operatively to the knuckles for movement between closed and opened positions, the distal ends being adjacent each other upon movements of the first ad second leaves to their closed positions, the distal ends being displacing circumferentially from each other upon movements of the first and second leaves toward their opened positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Craig C. Mock
  • Patent number: 9315066
    Abstract: A writing implement may include a housing with an operating side and a writing side, a nib assembly longitudinally axially displaceably arranged in the housing with an ink reservoir and a piston longitudinally axially adjustably arranged therein, and an operating element, arranged on the operating side, which is rotatable and longitudinally axially displaceable into a first operating position and a second operating position. The operating element is mechanically connected to the nib assembly in the first operating position for the longitudinal axial displacement of the nib assembly and mechanically connected to the piston in the second operating position for the longitudinal axial adjustment of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Niemeyer, Hendrik Sassenberg
  • Patent number: 9307823
    Abstract: To provide a rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container that can sufficiently protect a rod-shaped cosmetic material from impact acting in an axial direction. The rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container includes a female thread part with a female thread. The female thread is screwed with a male thread of a movable body. One elastic body absorbs impact acting on the female thread part in an axial direction due to, for example, a drop. The other elastic body absorbs impact due to restoring force generated when the elastic body restores. Thus, a rod-shaped cosmetic material supported by the movable body threadably mounted on the female thread part can be sufficiently protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 8985882
    Abstract: A retractable pen includes a cartridge partially received in a recess of a cap such that a first end of the cartridge is fixedly attached to the cap. An elongate barrel includes first and second open ends and a through channel fluidly interconnecting the first and second open ends. A portion of the barrel is snugly and threadedly received in the recess such that the cartridge is received in and extends through the through channel, and the barrel and the cap are rotatingly movable relative to each other via the threaded engagement between an extended position in which the second end of the cartridge extends through and out of the second open end of the barrel, and a retracted position in which the second end of the cartridge is disposed within the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Rosato, Christopher K. Nelson, Stephen Wegzyn, Derek Diaz
  • Patent number: 8978731
    Abstract: A stationery tool has a body, a pushbutton, a working element, and a push-proof device. The pushbutton is pushably and rotatably mounted on an end of the body. The working element is mounted in the body and is connected to and driven by the pushbutton. The push-proof device is mounted between the body and the pushbutton and has a blocking protrusion and a blocking segment. The blocking protrusion is disposed on the pushbutton. The blocking segment is disposed on the body, selectively abuts the blocking protrusion and has a passage defined in the blocking segment to allow the blocking protrusion to pass the blocking segment. Accordingly, a push-proof capability is provided to the pushbutton to prevent the working element from extending out of the body unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20150043957
    Abstract: A writing instrument that includes a barrel extending along a longitudinal axis (A) and a tip mounted at the front of the barrel, further including a protective sleeve for the tip, the sleeve being mounted coaxially on the barrel and movable relative to the barrel between a protective position where it covers the tip and a retracted position where it exposes the tip to allow writing. The sleeve includes an inner wall which includes a helical cam engaging with a guide element formed on the barrel so that the sleeve is movable in translation combined with rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Arnaud Bez
  • Patent number: 8939671
    Abstract: A toothbrush system has a stem and an integrated paste dispenser disposed in a protective case. The stem may be manually advanced from the protective case to position a brush head for use. While the stem is being advanced, the integrated paste dispenser delivers a line of toothpaste along the top of the brush head bristles so that the toothbrush can be deployed and the toothpaste applied to the bristles in a single step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: EZE Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Ziadeh, Braden L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150003888
    Abstract: A coupler sleeve for a pen and the pen using the coupler sleeve are provided, wherein the sleeve portion at the lower end of the main body is used for inserting into the upper opening of the lower pen tube to engage the outer protruded ring on the upper opening of the lower pen tube. Thereby, when a refill sleeve column for Cross-type refills is inserted inside the main body, a rotating portion of the refill sleeve column can be tightly sleeved in a fastening section of the sleeve portion, and the lower pen tube and the fastening section of the sleeve portion are pressed by the rotating portion in order to be fixed tightly and relatively at positions, so that the refill can be turned outside or inside of the lower pen tube by turning the upper pen tube and the lower pen tube relatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Angus LEE
  • Publication number: 20140270894
    Abstract: A combination-type pen includes a writing module, a touch module and a pen tube. The pen tube includes a conductive tube for containing the writing module and the touch module and first opening and second openings formed on opposite ends of the conductive tube respectively. When the writing module is protruded from the first opening and out of the pen tube, and the link rod pulls the touch portion to retract from the second opening to the pen tube, the pen is situated at a writing state. When the writing module is retracted from the first opening to the pen tube, and the link rod pushes the touch portion to protrude from the second opening and out of the pen tube, the pen is situated at a touch state. Therefore, the combination-type pen has both touch and writing functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: MAO-SUNG WU
  • Patent number: 8764329
    Abstract: An applicator includes a barrel portion, a nose portion, a pivoting joint, a threaded screw, a cup, and a flexible driveshaft. The nose portion is connected to the barrel portion at the pivoting joint. The threaded screw is disposed in the barrel portion and threadably engages a plurality of threads. The cup is disposed in the nose portion and is adapted to carry a mass or instrument. The cup is rotationally fixed to the nose portion and the threaded screw such that rotation of the nose portion relative to the barrel portion causes axial displacement of the cup and the screw relative to the barrel portion. The flexible driveshaft extends between and is rotationally fixed to the threaded screw and the cup. The flexible shaft extends across the pivoting joint disposed at the connection between the nose portion and the barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cosmolab, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh Hasty
  • Patent number: 8641308
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen system has a pen housing, a top cap, and a ballpoint ink cartridge located in the pen housing. The top cap is located on a pen housing anterior end. In a first closed position a top cap anterior internal annular ridge and a top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage an anterior annular groove and a median annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a second, open position, the top cap anterior internal annular ridge and the top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage the median annular groove and a posterior annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a first position, the ballpoint tip is located below a top cap anterior end aperture. In a second position, the ballpoint tip is located above and through the top cap anterior end aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry F. Peyton, Georgia C. Peyton
  • Patent number: 8579000
    Abstract: An automatic rotation type correction tape structure comprises an outer casing, an inner casing and a tape delivery module. The outer casing has an opening and a circular top abutting surface formed inside the outer casing and proximate to the opening. The inner casing is movably installed in the outer casing and has an engaging structure corresponding to the inner casing, such that the inner casing can be rotated axially with respect to the outer casing. The tape delivery module is installed in the inner casing and has a tape guiding spout at an end of the tape deliver module. When use, the tape guiding spout is pressed to drive the inner casing to rotate axially in the outer casing in order to adjust an operating angle and improve the convenience of the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mcaide Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Yen
  • Patent number: 8550738
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a flow-through gasket and a lower valve having a reservoir for containing a product. The flow-through gasket has at least aperture to provide a product delivery passage when the dispenser is selectively rotatable along a helical guide slot to a raised position. When the dispenser is selectively rotatable along the helical guide slot to a retracted position, the dispenser is in a stored state. In some examples, the flow-through gasket may be made of a material having elastomeric properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Luis Alviar
  • Patent number: 8505606
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser has a body, an adhesive tap dispensing unit, a knob, a pushing element and a resilient element. The adhesive tape dispensing unit is mounted in the body. The knob is mounted rotatably on the body and has a guiding structure formed obliquely on the knob and having two ends each having a limiting capability to restrict a rotating range of the knob relative to the body between the ends of the guiding structure. The pushing element is mounted slidably in the body, is connected between the knob and the adhesive tape dispensing unit and has a guided structure connected slidably to slide along the guiding structure on the knob when the knob is rotated. The resilient element is mounted in the body to provide a recoil force to the adhesive tape dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8480323
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: A.T.X. International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Gregory, George Reekie, Michael Roberts, Donald Santos, Frank Torngren
  • Publication number: 20130129401
    Abstract: A retractable pen includes a cartridge partially received in a recess of a cap such that a first end of the cartridge is fixedly attached to the cap. An elongate barrel includes first and second open ends and a through channel fluidly interconnecting the first and second open ends. A portion of the barrel is snugly and threadedly received in the recess such that the cartridge is received in and extends through the through channel, and the barrel and the cap are rotatingly movable relative to each other via the threaded engagement between an extended position in which the second end of the cartridge extends through and out of the second open end of the barrel, and a retracted position in which the second end of the cartridge is disposed within the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Rosato, Christopher K. Nelson, Stephen Wegzyn, Derek Diaz
  • Publication number: 20130121748
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lip product comprising an outer receptacle, an inner receptacle comprising a substance that is to be applied to the lips of a user, the inner receptacle disposed within the outer receptacle such that the former moves to and fro within the latter, an applicator stick wherein the substance is applied to the lips about any of the either end thereof, and a closure cap for sealing off the outer receptacle thereby storing the substance and the applicator stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra Kay Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8393813
    Abstract: Personal care product dispenser systems include a dispenser and a base station. The dispenser comprises a casing including a personal care product and a shaft. The personal care product is disposed within the casing and comprises an antiperspirant or deodorant. The shaft extends through a portion of the casing and including a first end and a second end and is configured to advance the personal care product through the casing when rotated in a first direction. The second end has a chuck contact surface defining a first shape. The base station includes a motor and a chuck. The motor is operatively coupled to the chuck and is configured to rotate the chuck, and the chuck has a wheel contact surface to correspond to the first shape of the chuck contact surface. The base station is configured to rotate the chuck when the dispenser is mounted to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Travis T. Yarlagadda
  • Patent number: 8373682
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a housing, a stylus body and a shaft. The housing has a receptacle defined therethrough. The stylus body assembly is slidably and non-rotatably accommodated in the receptacle of the housing, the stylus body assembly includes a threaded hole defined therethrough. The shaft rotatably passes through the housing, the shaft includes a threaded portion engaging with the threaded hole such that rotation of the shaft relative to the housing causes the stylus body assembly to slide relative to the housing to extend out or retract into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • 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: 8282297
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Surefire, LLC
    Inventors: Steven T. Ryan, Douglas J. Port
  • Patent number: 8267606
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing a product includes a dispensing assembly provided with a holding cup for the product, a sheath in which the cup is mounted, a jacket around the sheath and including an outlet orifice, and an outer sleeve around the jacket. Guide devices are provided to bring about, during a rotation of the outer sleeve relative to said jacket, a joint axial movement of said sheath and of the holding cup relative to the jacket, followed by an axial movement of said cup relative to the guide sheath and to the jacket towards a use position of the product. A protective case in which the dispensing assembly is mounted, forms an outer cover for the assembly and includes an actuating member that is able to rotate the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: William Delbove, Lionel Drugeon
  • Patent number: 8231296
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a writing implement mechanism that includes a tubular element. The tubular element has a central axis and includes a first wall and a second wall which are fixed relative to each other. The second wall is offset towards the central axis relative to the first wall in a direction that is radial relative to the central axis. The first wall presents a first edge and the second wall presents a second edge. The first and second edges define a guide extending longitudinally between a first end and a second end in a direction that is inclined relative to the central axis. The method includes the steps of supplying at least two half-shells adapted to form the first edge and outside portions of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: Frank Rolion, Arnaud Bez
  • Patent number: 8128301
    Abstract: A writing implement mechanism comprises includes a tubular first element (10) having a central axis and including first and second walls (12, 14) presenting that include respective first and second edges (16, 18) defining a guide (20) extending longitudinally in a direction that is inclined relative to the central axis between a first end and a second end. The mechanism further comprises includes a second element (26) adapted to slide along the first element (10) and including a nib (28) sliding in the guide (20). The second wall (14) is offset towards the central axis relative to the first wall (12) in a direction that is radial relative to said the central axis (Z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Arnaud Bez
  • Publication number: 20120020719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary-type retractable writing implement with an anti-drying device, wherein 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 a intermediate connection member is movable, and an open/shut module for covering a nib opens/shuts by means of the movement of the cartridge so as to provide a nib-advancing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Morris Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun-Son Yoon
  • Publication number: 20120014737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a writing implement, both ends of which are retractable, in which an upper shaft and a lower shaft are coupled together such that the two shafts are rotatable relative to each other, and thus a cartridge and an eraser holder accommodated in an intermediate connection member are simultaneously movable in the upward and downward directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Morris Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun-Son Yoon
  • Patent number: 8079767
    Abstract: A fixed-nib writing instrument having a shaft extending along a longitudinal axis (A) and at the front of which a protective sleeve is mounted such that it can move coaxially with respect to the shaft, the sleeve moving between a protecting position in which it covers the writing nib and a retracted position in which it enables writing, the sleeve having a wall section which includes at least one helical guide path in engagement with at least one peg connected to the shaft in order that a rotation of the sleeve causes the latter to slide translationally between the protecting position and the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Socite BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Arnaud Bez
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7726894
    Abstract: The present invention provides a screw-type writing instrument having an expansion and contraction function in which an outer shaft cam, a cartridge holder and an inner shaft cam are coupled in a double screw manner, so that the expansion or contraction of the writing instrument and the advancing or retracting operation of a pen core can be simultaneously conducted, thus being convenient to use, and which, thanks to the contractible structure, is convenient to carry and hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Morris Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun-son Yoon
  • Publication number: 20090185850
    Abstract: A rotary-type pen includes a barrel unit, a refill seat and a rotary drive unit. The barrel unit includes a barrel defining a barrel axis and having an inner barrel surface formed with a helical guiding unit surrounding the barrel axis. The refill seat is guided by the guiding unit to move along the barrel axis for moving a refill relative to the barrel when the refill seat is rotated relative to the barrel. The rotary drive unit includes a rotary knob and a force transmitting member. The rotary knob is retained rotatably on the barrel and is operable to rotate relative to the barrel about the barrel axis. The force transmitting member extends from the rotary knob into the barrel and is coupled co-rotatably to the rotary knob. The force transmitting member drives the rotation of the refill seat in the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: HUI-I HUNG
  • Publication number: 20090016801
    Abstract: A handy tool pen is mainly constituted, for example, to write a brief summary and to implement a repair of hardware equipment. A hollow shaft 20 has a working end at a proximal end, where a hole axially formed through a center. A handwriting instrument of the refills is thereby stretched out from the working end, or retracted in the working end. When the handwriting instrument stretched out from the hole can write well, while the handwriting instrument retracted in the working end, which can implement a repair for hardware equipment. As well known, a spring fit around a circular cylindrical surface of the refills can urge the refills descend downward to stretch out the handwriting instrument to write, and also can urge the refills elevate upward to retract in the working end, which use for repairing office equipment or even hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20090003921
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Frank Francavilla
  • Patent number: 7461988
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for applying a substance may include: an applicator configured to apply the substance; a reservoir configured to contain the substance to be applied; a rotary ferrule configured to turn relative to the reservoir and including an opening; and a support carrying the applicator and co-operating with the ferrule and the reservoir so that while the ferrule is being turned relative to the reservoir, the support is axially displaced relative to the reservoir, the support being movable between an extended position in which the applicator extends, at least in part, out from the opening, and a retracted position, a space being formed between the support and the ferrule, thereby enabling substance to flow from the reservoir to the applicator, via said space, while the applicator is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • 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: 20080226380
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Kouki Saito
  • Publication number: 20080131189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a screw-type writing instrument having an expansion and contraction function in which an outer shaft cam, a cartridge holder and an inner shaft cam are coupled in a double screw manner, so that the expansion or contraction of the writing instrument and the advancing or retracting operation of a pen core can be simultaneously conducted, thus being convenient to use, and which, thanks to the contractible structure, is convenient to carry and hold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: MORRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyun-son Yoon
  • Publication number: 20080050329
    Abstract: A subject of the invention is a composition for coating keratin fibres comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a block polymer and fibres. A subject of the invention is also the use of such a composition for obtaining a makeup for the keratin fibres, in particular the eyelashes, which is lengthening and/or charging and/or homogeneous and/or smooth and/or has good staying power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Valerie De La Poterie
  • Patent number: 7329063
    Abstract: An extendable/contractible writing instrument with a simple rotating operation. The writing medium is exposed through a rotating motion, while at the same time also exposing an auxiliary tool, such as a silicon gum eraser, at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Kinzoku Kougyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kato
  • Patent number: 7290955
    Abstract: A marking instrument includes a body formed with a first end and a second end and sealed at the second end to define a fluid reservoir. The marking instrument includes a tip assembly positioned at the first end having a rigid nib with a fluid path formed longitudinally therethrough. The rigid nib has a first end forming a first spreader surface and a second end adjacent to the fluid reservoir and cooperates with a shiftable valve positioned within the fluid path. The shiftable valve includes a valve actuator having a contact surface position substantially adjacent to the first spreader surface. The tip assembly may further include an adjustable nib having a second spreader surface adapted to be positioned adjacent the first spreader surface to form a composite spreader surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Amar A. Patel, Jeffrey Hautzinger, Marc Colavitti, Bret R. Marschand, Jason E. Cantu, John Thompson
  • Patent number: 7284926
    Abstract: To improve a quality without deteriorating feeding function, a stick-shaped cosmetic material cartridge is structured such that, a rear inner tube (12) is received in an outer tube (10) to be rotatable and immobile in an axial direction, a front inner tube (13) is coupled to the rear inner tube (12) to be mobile in the axial direction and non-rotatable and is energized rearward by an energizing means (16) to be received in the outer tube (10), and a male thread (14f) of a thread stick (14) supporting a stick-shaped cosmetic material (M) and provided with the male thread (14f) is engaged with a female thread (13x) in an inner portion of the front side inner tube (13), whereby the cosmetic material (M) rises and sets smoothly and, even if an impact is applied, is well protected from being loosened off and broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 7237973
    Abstract: A cosmetic structure including a sleeve a middle section of which is formed with an annular stopper section defining a fitting hole. A cock is fitted in the fitting hole to divide an interior of the sleeve into a receiving space and an operation space, whereby a liquid cosmetic can be contained in the receiving space. A lower section of the sleeve is formed with two opposite guide slots communicating with the operation space. An operation rod is fitted through a binding hole of the cock. A brush stem is inserted in a top end of the operation rod. The top end of the operation rod protrudes from the cock into the receiving space. The receiving space has an opening in which a hollow plug with a leakproof ring is fitted. A cap body is engageable with the plug. A bottom end of operation rod has a guide seat attaching to an inner face of the wall of the operation space. Two opposite guide blocks are disposed on a circumference of the guide seat. The guide blocks extend through the guide slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Jia Hsing Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun Lan Lou
  • Patent number: 7232271
    Abstract: A writing implement 1 includes a sensor 11 and control circuitry 13 so that when the writing implement is brought into close proximity with an input screen, the writing tip 3 of the writing implement 1 is prevented from delivering ink to the input screen. This may be achieved in one embodiment by retracting the writing tip within the body of the writing implement, or by extending a stylus tip 20 beyond the writing tip 3. In other embodiments, ink can be prevented from delivered to the input screen by a mechanism which disengages an ink reservoir 5 from the writing tip 3 of the writing implement 1 and/or, in the case of a ball-point pen type writing tip 3, electromagnets 26 can be arranged to prevent rotation of an ink delivery ball 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventor: Guy de Warrenne Bruce Adams
  • 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: 7044667
    Abstract: To prevent container breakage, the stick-shaped cosmetic material feeding container comprises a screw rod (1) where a core chuck (11a) holding a cosmetic material (10) is provided in a leading end, and a male screw (12a) is formed in an outer periphery, a tubular sleeve (2) with an inner portion supporting the screw rod (1) non-rotatably and slidably in an axial direction, and a tubular main body (3) connected to the sleeve (2) from a rear side rotatably and provided with a female screw (31) engaging with the male screw (12a) in an inner periphery, the sleeve (2) and the main body (3) are relatively rotated to feed the cosmetic material (10), and a first rod-like member (11) and a second rod-like member (12) of the screw rod (1) are connected via a connecting means (13) allowing a synchronous rotation by a normal torque and allowing an idle running by an excessive torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Yoshiaki Uehara
  • Patent number: 6942411
    Abstract: A telescopic ball-point pen includes a tubular body, including a sliding axial tube, which in turn includes a refill tank. An interior surface of the body and an exterior surface of the sliding axial tube are threaded to form a driver screw portion, and an interior surface of the sliding axial tube and an exterior surface of the refill tank are threaded to form a follower screw portion. A pitch of the follower screw portion is greater than that of the driver screw portion so that the amount of front-and-back movement of the refill tank is greater than that of the sliding axial tube per rotation. A rear end of the sliding axial tube is fixed to a sheath. When the sheath and the body are rotated, the tip of a ball-point pen refill removably received within the refill tank is projected beyond, or received within, the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Katoh Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kato
  • Patent number: 6773192
    Abstract: A Ligth-Emitting USB portable disk-pen includes a USB plug that is inserted to a computer at an upper pen shaft, the USB plug is accommodated with a locating plate and joined as one body with a sheath. A printed circuit board is connected with one end of the sheath, penetrated into the sheath, and positioned along with the sheath in the upper pen shaft. The upper pen shaft is relative lighter in weight for not containing a refill, and is therefore steadier and less likely to wobble when being inserted to a computer, the LED at the PCB emits light via a bulb at the upper pen shaft, and thereby preventing poor contact quality of the USB plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: PROSONIC Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Henry Chao
  • Patent number: 6764239
    Abstract: A hand-held multipurpose casing, with a functional tipped device housed within the casing so as to be linearly and reversibly extendible relative to the casing. This casing has a cylinder-type or screw-type actuating unit designed to reversibly extend the functional tipped device. The screw-type actuating unit has two spiral screw engagements, with opposite spiral directions. In an embodiment, the hand-held multipurpose casing has a front barrel, a middle barrel, a rear barrel, and a functional tipped device holder having a functional tipped device at its front tip and housed within the casing. A cap is fixedly mounted to the rear end of the rear barrel, with two holding slots formed on the front end portion of the external surface of the cap at diametrically opposite positions. A screw-type actuating unit movably engages with both the functional tipped device holder and the cap through two spiral screw-type engagements with opposite spiral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Joung Chul Kim
  • Pen
    Publication number: 20030129014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pen comprising a holding area (10), a cartridge (12) for receiving a refill (14) of a predetermined colour and a protector (16). One part (38) of the cartridge (12) is visible from the outside when the cartridge (12) is held by the holding area (10) and the protector (16) is attached to the cartridge (12). According to the invention, the cartridge (12) has the same colour as the refill, but the colour of the holding area (10) and the colour of the protection system (16) are different from the colour of the refill (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Reinhard Bauer, Ulrich Griebel, Georg Roeder
  • Publication number: 20030118391
    Abstract: A writing implement 1 includes a sensor 11 and control circuitry 13 so that when the writing implement is brought into close proximity with the input screen of an electronic device, the input screen being of the type that requires an input stylus, the writing tip 3 of the writing implement 1 is prevented from delivering ink to the input screen. This may be achieved by retracting the writing tip within the body of the writing implement, or by extending a stylus tip 20 beyond the writing tip 3 by the means of preventing ink being delivered to the input screen include a mechanism to disengage a ink reservoir 5 from the writing tip 3 of the writing implement 1 and, in the case of a ball-point pen type writing tip 3, having means such as electromagnets 26 arranged to prevent rotation of an ink delivery ball 22 on actuation of the electromagnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Guy de Warrenne Bruce Adams