Applicator Provided With Material Receiver Patents (Class 401/119)
  • Patent number: 9669957
    Abstract: A technical problem is to fully make up for a restricted upper limit to the preform body wall thickness. An object is to provide a bottle which is narrow-mouthed and yet has a substantially expanded body. In principle, the bottle may include a mouth opening portion with a bore diameter of 10 mm or less and a maximum diameter of the body is 2.5 times or more than the bore diameter of the mouth opening portion, and wherein a maximum diameter portion of the body has a minimum wall thickness of 0.45 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishii, Takashi Otsuka, Katsuyoshi Inagawa, Takao Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9498383
    Abstract: A swab applicator for collecting debris and other materials from small and hard to reach spaces and cavities and applying materials to selected areas, including small and hard to reach spaces and cavities. The swab applicator includes an elongated member having two opposite ends having respective end members extending from the ends. One of the end member loops to form one or more through openings and has a surface made from or covered with an absorbent material. The other end member is different from the first end member and, in one configuration, is a wad mounted on the end of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Colson Edme, Ginette Aubin-Edme
  • Patent number: 9474705
    Abstract: A skin whitening composition comprising a liquid polymeric coating material that, upon exposure to ambient air and moisture in skin, hardens to a water resistant, water vapor permeable, adherent and conformable solid film when applied to skin, and at least one skin whitening active; and a method and kit for whitening skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9402455
    Abstract: A cosmetic product applicator includes a brush. The brush includes a core having a longitudinal axis (X), and one or more protrusions projecting from the core. The protrusions in turn include at least one straight first protrusion having a longitudinal axis oriented in a first radial direction of the core, and at least one bent second protrusion. The bent second protrusion includes a base portion extending from the core and has a longitudinal axis oriented in a second radial direction of the core, and an end portion extending from the base portion and has a longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the straight first protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Uresti Osvaldo
  • Publication number: 20150104235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic composition carrier having a viscosity of 1,000 to 5,000 centipoise (cps) or 15,000 to 60,000 cps. The cosmetic composition carrier comprises a urethane foam having a hardness before impregnation of 1 to 100 on the Asker durometer type F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Sun Choi, Kyung Nam Kim, Ha Jin Jung, Kyung Ho Choi, Yeong Jin Choi
  • Publication number: 20150053224
    Abstract: This invention relates to a dropper device including: a container, a face makeup composition stored in the container, said face makeup cosmetic composition having a viscosity of less than 0.5 Pa·s, preferably less than 0.3 Pa·s, more preferably less than 0.2 Pa·s and even more preferably less than 0.1 Pa·s measured at 25° C., a closure member, a pipette attached to the closure member, and a compressible chamber linked to the pipette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Johan LUNDIN
  • Patent number: 8863787
    Abstract: A paint dispensing nozzle arrangement for dispensing paint into a paint applicator, the paint applicator having a base plate, an interface material to allow the paint to adhere to the base plate, and a removable paint mold, the nozzle arrangement comprising a dispensing nozzle for dispensing paint into the paint mold, and a displacement member, the displacement member arranged relative to the dispensing nozzle such that the nozzle can dispense paint into the paint mold without coming into contact with the interface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Owen Anthony Garrigan
  • Patent number: 8726966
    Abstract: An adhesive substance removing tool is provided with a cracking tool and a scrapping assembly which are removably coupled to a base. The cracking tool is used to crack the adhesive substance by forming breaking lines on the surface of the adhesive substance, and then the scrapping assembly is used to scrape off the adhesive substance by starting from the breaking lines. The combination of the cracking tool and the scraping assembly allows the user to remove adhesive substance easily and completely. Besides, the cutting assembly of the cracking tool is able to move freely both in straight-line or circular fashion, and the cracking tool can be prevented from rotating or disengaging once it is positioned in place on the base. Hence, convenience and safety of use can both be assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: 8702636
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The method prevents a phenol solution that is applied during a P & A procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device is essentially a plastic tube which comes in different lengths and widths and has a specially shaped aperture located at one end. A stick-shaped cotton applicator is inserted through the tube so as to ensure direct application of the phenol solution onto only the nail matrix. As a result, the phenol solution is prevented from coming into contact with the skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • Patent number: 8506898
    Abstract: A kit is provided for gathering biological specimens. The kit generally comprises a self-contained specimen gathering device including a protective housing and a preservation solution. Also provided is a method of gathering specimens and a holistic method of deterring crime using the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Perez Forensic Strategies, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent I. Perez
  • Patent number: 8424483
    Abstract: A paint edging apparatus includes a body having front and rear ends defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the body receiving a paint reservoir for supplying paint to an applicator portion of the apparatus, the body including a handle extending rearwardly at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An urging mechanism selectively engages the paint reservoir to discharge paint therefrom. A vibrator mounted to the body and operatively connected to the paint applicator portion of the apparatus imparts an oscillatory motion to the paint applicator. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the handle for activating the vibrator, wherein a user can move the apparatus over a work surface to apply paint to the work surface and also pivot the trigger at the same time by grasping the handle with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ling, Britt K. Norton, Jason Gerold
  • Patent number: 8408157
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus for painting a work surface including a handle housing. A disposable painting module is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The painting module includes a paint applicator configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The paint applicator is configured to apply paint to the work surface. A paint reservoir is fluidly coupled with the paint applicator and is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. An urging mechanism is coupled to the handle housing and configured to interact with the paint reservoir to substantially uniformly discharge the paint from the paint reservoir and supply the paint to the paint applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Ling
  • Patent number: 8276538
    Abstract: A paint edging apparatus includes a body having front and rear ends defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the body receiving a paint reservoir for supplying paint to an applicator portion of the apparatus, the body including a handle extending rearwardly at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An urging mechanism selectively engages the paint reservoir to discharge paint therefrom. A vibrator mounted to the body and operatively connected to the paint applicator portion of the apparatus imparts an oscillatory motion to the paint applicator. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the handle for activating the vibrator, wherein a user can move the apparatus over a work surface to apply paint to the work surface and also pivot the trigger at the same time by grasping the handle with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Depingo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ling, Britt K. Norton, Jason Gerold
  • Patent number: 8210216
    Abstract: A paint supplying system and apparatus for delivering paint to a container system from a supply of paint at a remote location by a paint delivery system to permit application of the paint delivered to the container by a separate coating implement is provided. The container system includes a vessel having a bottom and a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall and the bottom define an open interior space. A connector includes a body with opposed first and second ends, a first port on the first end, a second port on the second end, and a through passage connecting the first and second ports, the body being attached at the first end to the bottom such that the first port is in fluid communication with the open interior space, and connectable at the second end to the hand wand such that the second port is in fluid communication with the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ball
  • Patent number: 8152399
    Abstract: The invention is a device for packaging and applying a product. The device includes a receptacle for containing the product and an applicator including a rod provided at one end with an application element. The receptacle further has a tubular body with a movable piston guided axially in the tubular body wherein the piston has a passage opening for the application element. The applicator includes an axial stop protruding radially relative to the rod and is capable of being in abutment against the piston. The stop can be retracted radially in order to allow it to pass through the passage opening of the piston and includes at least one orifice for the passage of air when the stop is in abutment against the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Leandre Lasfargues, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 8118512
    Abstract: A brush, or mop, or like tool (1) has a handle (5) and a head (7). The handle (5) is able to carry a liquid that can be dispensed therefrom during use of the tool (1). The handle (5) has a liquid dispensing passage (51) through which the liquid can pass to an outlet (17). The passage (51) has a valve (19) to control the passage of the liquid and the valve (19) has a sliding gate part (65) and a stationary gate part (49). The sliding gate part (65) can be positionable to block the flow of liquid in one position, and to permit the flow of liquid in another position. The sliding gate part (65) effects a sliding wiping cleaning of the valve (19), and therefore minimize clogging of the valve (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Decor Corporation Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Jim Samartgis
  • Patent number: 8021065
    Abstract: An electrical mascara brush structure includes a brush body having a chamber to hold an electrical motion component at one end and a brush rod with a brush at the other end. The electrical motion component includes a first shell and a second shell fully enclosing a power supply, a motor with a rotating shaft, and a circuit board. The circuit board includes a power control element and a variable speed control element. The electrical motion component is connected with a rotary unit disposed at the external of the first shell and the second shell. The rotary unit includes external teeth which matches with receiving teeth disposed at an interior of a handle, which can activate the electrical motion component and adjust the speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Jia Hsing Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lan Lou
  • Publication number: 20110222954
    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, characterised 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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Benoît Donier
  • Patent number: 7976234
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container assembly (12) having a dividing wall (19). A first chamber (18) and a second chamber (20) are defined in the container assembly (12). The first chamber (18) is configured to contain a first flowable material (M1) (140) and the second chamber (20) is configured to contain a second flowable material (M2) (142). A membrane (34) is positioned in the container and cooperates with the dividing wall (19) to enclose the first and second chambers (18, 20). The membrane (34) has a first section (132) having a first weld seam (148) and a second section (134) having a second weld seam (150). The first section (132) is separated from the second section (134) by a non-rupturable member (33). Rupture of the membrane (34) allows the flowable materials into a third chamber (42) in which the flowable materials mix to form a mixture, and from which the mixture is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. May
  • Patent number: 7832041
    Abstract: A device for applying stain treatment formulation to a garment or article of clothing while it is being worn is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir with an applicator tip for containing the formulation and dispensing the formulation to a stain, spot or mark on the garment. The device also includes a shell connected to the reservoir for housing an absorbent member dispensing mechanism. After the stain removal formulation is applied, the absorbent member is pressed and/or rubbed on the stain to lift and remove the stain and to absorb or wick excess formulation thereby reducing the time needed for the resulting wet spot to dry. Effective stain removing formulations for on-the-go use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Leland J. Smith, Michael J. Banco, Douglas A. Soller, Roberta A. Wick, Christopher R. Sheridan, Jeanne A. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20100154597
    Abstract: One embodiment of a self contained ink distribution system connected to a tattoo machine (10) is a needle holding tube (12). Surrounding the needle holding tube is a grip (14) which comprises a cavity (11). A passageway (13) leading to a sterile opening (18) is fixedly attached to said cavity. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Joshua T. South
  • Patent number: 7704004
    Abstract: An applicator in which paint flow is facilitated utilizing a grip pump bias to a paint distributor such as a roller. The roller is configured within a head such that paint is appropriately distributed with limited leakage in order to allow easy operation for distributing paint upon a surface. The application is arranged to operate at elevated or displaced positions and allow greater paint flow control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Martin Fisher
  • Publication number: 20090214285
    Abstract: A holder for cosmetic products having a hollow shell housing a removable reservoir containing a cosmetic composition. The removable reservoir is disposable or reusable. The removable reservoir comes with a replaceable applicator for the composition contained in the removable reservoir. The replaceable applicator has a handle acting as a cover for the removable reservoir. The handle inserts into an outer cover having an outside surface matching and complimenting the outside surface of the hollow shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Yong Hoon Cho
  • Publication number: 20090169286
    Abstract: A device for applying a spreadable composition to a part of the human or animal body, wherein the device comprises a container containing the spreadable composition, an applicator for the spreadable composition and means for urging the spreadable composition out of the container and into contact with the applicator, provided with positioning means connected to the container for positioning the applicator in a position in which composition urged out of the container can be brought into contact with the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: JPH INVEST B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Philip Herweijer, Marlies van Dullemen, Eleonora Doucet-Liem, Jan Hendricus Witte
  • Patent number: 7513611
    Abstract: A station for storing and refilling a cartridge of a printhead has a container in which a seat is arranged for accommodating the cartridge to be refilled; the ink for refilling being contained in a collection chamber located in the bottom part of the container. The collection chamber communicates freely with a back-flow compartment located at the top, surrounding the housing and in free communication with the chamber. The feeding is effected by means of a capillary element contained inside an impermeable sheath extending vertically into the collection chamber and arranged centrally in a symmetrical position with respect to the base of the container. The capillary element penetrates into the housing in contact with the sponge of the cartridge to transfer the ink through capillarity. Feeding takes place solely and exclusively with the container in the vertical position whereas in any other position the ink flows into the back-flow compartment and the capillary element is no longer lapped against by the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Manzone, Paolo Poma
  • Publication number: 20090022542
    Abstract: An applicator device serves for application of a liquid medium. The applicator device has a reservoir for the medium and an applicator. The applicator is surrounded by a protective sleeve in the reservoir. The protective sleeve is rigidly connected with the reservoir. The inner diameter of the protective sleeve is constant in the vicinity of an applicator tip of the applicator and exceeds the outer diameter of the applicator penetrating into the reservoir. The protective sleeve extends down to a bottom of the reservoir and bears against the bottom via a resilient sleeve portion. As a result, an applicator device is obtained which provides for protection of the applicator tip and is easy to fabricate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: h & m gutberlet gmbh
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Patent number: 7467906
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device may include an applicator portion. The applicator portion may include: a first receptacle for containing a composition to be applied; an applicator element mounted at one end of a stem that is secured to the first receptacle, at least in use, the stem including at least one internal channel that is configured to communicate with the first receptacle so as to feed the applicator element with composition from the first receptacle; a sheath that is secured to the first receptacle, at least in use, and that surrounds at least part of the stem to form a gap between the sheath and the stem, the internal channel of the stem opening into the gap via at least one opening; and at least one air inlet opening into the gap, above the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20080286029
    Abstract: A small slender container and an applicator that may be used to store small quantity of substance, such as creams, lotions, and make-ups in a sealed environment and easily and sanitarily dispenses its content for application as desired is disclosed. The content of the slender container may be permanently sealed with an opening means or may be sealed with a high viscosity substance such as silicone. The container and applicator comprises of a small slender container with a sealed first end and a second end with a high viscosity substance sealed within the container and an applicator that is inserted into the container to simultaneously extract and inject the content into the applicator. The applicator may then be used to apply the contents to the desired location. After application, the sealed compartment and the applicator are disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • Patent number: 7416355
    Abstract: A small slender container and an applicator that may be used to store small quantity of substance, such as creams, lotions, and make-ups in a sealed environment and easily and sanitarily dispenses its content for application as desired is disclosed. The content of the slender container may be permanently sealed with an opening means or may be sealed with a high viscosity substance such as silicone. The container and applicator comprises of a small slender container with a sealed first end and a second end with a high viscosity substance sealed within the container and an applicator that is inserted into the container to simultaneously extract and inject the content into the applicator. The applicator may then be used to apply the contents to the desired location. After application, the sealed compartment and the applicator are disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • Publication number: 20080193195
    Abstract: An applicator head is provided for a reflectance modifying agent (RMA) applicator is moved across the skin by means of a floating ring having dispersed raised contact points to maintain a proper distance from the surface to be treated, reduce the influence of outside light during scanning, and limit smudging during deposition. During an application session, software on the computer uses a camera to sense aspects of color and texture on human features, calculates cosmetic enhancements, and uses the printer head to apply RMA precisely to the features to create those enhancements. Skin landmarks are used for registration. The head uses differential lighting by providing a sequence of directional lighting, with some exposures left dark to adjust for ambient light leakage. The exposures are co-synchronized in stacks, where each stack is a grouping of data about a particular instant of time during the scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Albert D. Edgar, David C. Iglehart, Rick B. Yeager
  • Publication number: 20080169000
    Abstract: Mascara packaging and applicator assembly comprising a container with a central axis, a closing device and an applicator head mounted on a rod. The bottom of the container has a central elevation projecting inwards and leaving an annular space between the sidewall of the container and the elevation, the applicator head extending into this annular space when the closing device is closing the opening of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: L V M H Recherche
    Inventors: Alexandra Jonckheere, Christophe Maniey, Sylvie Bray-Richer, Jean-Francois Tranchant
  • Publication number: 20080118297
    Abstract: A device for applying a liquid or gel-like product, in particular a cosmetic product, comprising a rotatably supported ball serving as an applicator element, and a storage chamber for the product to be applied on a side of the ball in opposite relationship to an applicator side of the ball for loading the ball on its side in opposite relationship to its applicator side, wherein the storage chamber has a feed opening for the product to be applied. A vent opening is disposed behind the feed opening as viewed from the ball for venting the storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: SCHWAN-STABILO COSMETICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Friedrich Biegel
  • Patent number: 7261483
    Abstract: A device for applying a product may include a support defining at least one relief-free surface extending continuously over substantially the entire length of the support. The surface may be at least partially covered with a flocking layer including fibers configured to allow the device to be loaded with product. The fibers may include at least two fibers differing from one another, wherein the at least two fibers may be configured to define, at the surface of the flocking layer, irregularities which are at least one of visible to the naked eye and perceptible to the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oréal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6957958
    Abstract: An applicator having an applicator end portion and a material end portion. The material end portion forms a container holding a material to be applied with the applicator end portion. Upon separating the material end portion from the handle portion of the applicator, a container is formed which is used to dip the applicator end portion of the applicator into. The present invention is particularly applicable to the dispensing of medicaments, and in particular, dental materials. A single dose of material is integrally formed within the applicator and sealed until ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Rowe, William B. Dragan
  • Patent number: 6929475
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a material such as a chemical or a medicament. A material to be applied is placed on an absorbent portion of the applicator, such as a flocked end, sponge or foam, brush, or other equivalent absorbent substance. After drying, the material is in an inactive stable state on the applicator. When desired, the inactive stable material is activated by water or other solvent. In another embodiment, a package containing an applicator end having a pre-dosed dry inactive stable material is combined with a second material so that a two-part or multi-component material may be easily dispensed and activated. The package containing the first and second component may be a tray, a capsule, or a tip end syringe. The pre-dosed single use applicator may be used to apply a variety of materials, such as chemicals or medicaments, to the surface or site desired without complicated and messy mixing or cross-contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Dragan
  • Patent number: 6869492
    Abstract: A drywall mud applicator, designed to quickly and easily apply a first layer of mud or mastic material to a joint in preparation for applying drywall tape thereto. The applicator includes a main housing comprising two side plates pivotally connected to an intermediate member. During use, the side plates are centrally aligned over a joint located between adjacent drywall panels so that each side plate is positioned against the adjoining drywall surface. The intermediate member is longitudinally aligned over the longitudinal axis of the joint. Attached to each side plate is a guide member that slides laterally over the side plate's front surface to control the width of the mud applied to the joint. A guide plate locking mechanism is provided for selectively locking the guide members in a desired position on the two side plates. A bellows is connected to the intermediate member and is used to evenly distribute mud to port openings formed on the two side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Russ Kooistra
  • Patent number: 6840694
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may comprise an application member comprising at least one face configured to apply product to a surface and may define a chamber having an opening in the at least one face. The applicator assembly may further comprise a holder configured to hold the product and to be removably mounted relative to the application member so as to permit the chamber to removably receive the product. The holder may be further configured such that the holder has a substantially fixed axial position with respect to at least a portion of the application member when the holder is mounted relative to the application member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6821042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for treating shoes, especially leather-containing shoes, such as athletic shoes, and methods and articles of manufacture employing same to treat the shoes prior to and/or during and/or after washing the shoes. More particularly, the present invention relates to compositions applied to one or more shoes in need of treatment prior to and/or during and/or after washing the shoes for imparting a desired benefit to the shoes such as cleaning and/or conditioning and/or disinfecting and/or deodorizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Homer Baker, Michael Peter Siklosi, Henry Cheng Na, Janine Morgens Strang, Donna Jean Haeggberg, William Michael Scheper, Connie Lynn Sheets, Fernando Ray Tolléns, Michael Glen Murray, Michael Timothy Creedon, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Toan Trinh, Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Vincent John Becks
  • Publication number: 20040218965
    Abstract: A small slender container and an applicator that may be used to store small quantity of substance, such as creams, lotions, and make-ups in a sealed environment and easily and sanitarily dispenses its content for application as desired is disclosed. The content of the slender container may be permanently sealed with an opening means or may be sealed with a high viscosity substance such as silicone. The container and applicator comprises of a small slender container with a sealed first end and a second end with a high viscosity substance sealed within the container and an applicator that is inserted into the container to simultaneously extract and inject the content into the applicator. The applicator may then be used to apply the contents to the desired location. After application, the sealed compartment and the applicator are disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • Publication number: 20030235457
    Abstract: A cleaning attachment for converting a cleaning implement to a mop is in the form of a flexible cover having spaced walls for being disposed on opposite sides of the cleaning head of the implement. The walls are connected together at the bottom portion by a central support surface. Wings extend outwardly from each side of the support surface. A container having cleaning solution is mounted to the attachment between one of the walls and its wing. Cleaning solution may be dispensed from the container through slots in the bottom of the container and then through a sponge pad covering the slots so that the cleaning solution could flow onto a wipe detachably mounted to the bottom portion of the attachment. Alternatively, the container could be a compressible container which would be squeezed between the wing and the wall by lowering the implement toward the floor to thereby force cleaning solution from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: James A. Smith
  • Patent number: 6641321
    Abstract: A tooth cleaning assembly including a rack, and at least one detachable toothpaste squeezing assembly mounted on the rack. The assembly further includes a base, a toothpaste cylinder having a lower end fitted in the base, an annular member arranged at an upper end of the toothpaste cylinder, a cover fitted on a top of the toothpaste cylinder and mounted on the annular member, a tubular neck telescopically fitted in the toothpaste cylinder, a cap pivotally connected with an upper end of the tubular neck, and a movable knob extending through the rack to be detachably engaged with a bottom of the base. At least one toothbrush is detachably mounted on the annular member, and at least one spring mug is fitted within the rack, so that all commonly used tooth brushing articles are combined into one unit thereby making them convenient to use and arranging them in a tidy manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Bae-Yan Horng
  • Patent number: 6612767
    Abstract: A substance applying apparatus for applying a substance to an application location. An application element having a wetting body is partially received in an inner tube and the inner tube is received in an outer tube. A fluid connection between the inner space of the inner tube and the inner space of the outer tube is produced by the application of pressure on the substance applying apparatus. The inner tube is comprised of a softer material than the outer tube and at least the bottom of the inner tube is deformable upon the application of pressure on the substance applying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventor: Frank Muller
  • Patent number: 6565276
    Abstract: This invention provides a mascara and a like cosmetics application onto the eyelashes. An improved electrically driven hand-held device for eyelash mascara application includes a mascara container coupled with the brush handle, including a power supply electrically connected through the electrical switch to the reversible motor, the shaft of which is coupled by a connecting means with the rod of the brush, and wherein the reversible motor provides the rotation of the brush with the mascara onto it during engagement with the eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Lina Faye Howard Diaz
  • Patent number: 6543951
    Abstract: A hand-supported wiper for cleaning automobile windshields comprising a carrier member, a finger grip on one surface of the support member and a cleaning pad on the other surface of the support member which is fabricated of an absorbent fibrous material and has an adhesive on one surface releasably adhering the pad to the carrier member. The carrier member provides a shallow recess in which the cleaning pad is disposed with marginal portions of the pad extending at least to the peripheral edge of the carrier member. The grip has a passage in which the user's fingers extend and which is generally parallel to the carrier member, and has arcuate recesses in which the user's fingers seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Robert C. Bauman
  • Patent number: 6503013
    Abstract: A method of applying a medicament using a disposable swab applicator formed of a swab and a housing including a reservoir member and an adjustable sleeve member is provided. The reservoir member has a channel formed therein for receiving and storing the medicament with the adjustable inner sleeve member also being disposed within the channel. The inner sleeve member has an open first end which receives the swab and a closed second end with one or more windows formed between the first and second ends. In a first position within the reservoir member, the closed second end of the inner sleeve member forms a seal with the reservoir member to effectively store the medicament in the reservoir member. Movement of the inner sleeve member from the first position to a second position causes the medicament to flow through the one or more windows into contact with the swab resulting in the swab being ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Pedinol Pharmacal Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Strauss
  • Patent number: 6485212
    Abstract: A swiveling handle is attached to a square, rectangular, or oval curved base plate, with curvature selected to match the curvature of a vehicle tire sidewall. A pad containing the liquid or gel to be applied to a tire is attached to the underside of the curved base plate in order to contact the tire sidewall, so that one quick circular motion of the operator's hand applies the liquid or gel uniformly to the entire sidewall of the tire. A matching holder with a curved sponge or pad for resaturating the pad on the curved base plate may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory Jay Bomgaars, Robert Anthony Terranova
  • Patent number: 6379069
    Abstract: A dispenser 10 for use in dispensing liquid or solid material. The dispenser 10 includes wall portions forming a sealed first chamber 18 containing the material and wall portions forming a second chamber 20 and a molded, rupturable membrane 34 disposed between the first chamber 18 and the second chamber 20. The rupturable membrane 34 is preferably a circular disk with a series of molded radial depressions 40 or weld seams 40 extending from a center point of the disk. When pressure is applied directly to the membrane 34, the membrane 34 is fractured along the depressions 40 or weld seams 40. A method is provided for forming the dispenser 10 by injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventor: Richard James May
  • Patent number: 6296410
    Abstract: A device for administering a quantity of liquid cooling agent, contained in an aerosol container provided with a normally closed valve has an operating device for temporarily opening the valve. The positioning device positions at least a part of an administering element so that the cooling agent leaving the valve can reach the administering element. The cooling agent leaving the valve reaches that part of the administering element which comes into contact with a wart to be frozen, so that it is used effectively. According to a first preferred embodiment the positioning device has a chamber which is connects to the valve and into which the cooling agent is carried when the valve is operated. The chamber is adapted to receive of at least a part of the administering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Wartner B.V.
    Inventor: Johanna C. Ruizendaal
  • Patent number: RE37931
    Abstract: Applicator including a reservoir containing a substance to be applied, a cap intended to close the reservoir and supporting a stopper including an applicator holder supporting a deformable element for applying the substance. The deformable element has a shape memory, i.e., can return to its original shape after being deformed, and a roughened surface. The reservoir holding the substance includes an end-piece having a base equipped with a seat including at least one capillary orifice against which the deformable element deforms when the reservoir is closed by the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: RE38016
    Abstract: An application unit (1) includes a first compartment (4) intended to form a housing for an application (6) containing a product capable of solubilizing or gelling on its surface in contact with a liquid composition, and mounted in a detachable manner in the first compartment (4) through a first opening (11); and a second compartment (5) separated from the first compartment and including an element (14) impregnated with the liquid composition, and capable of restoring a quantity of the liquid composition to the applicator (6) when the applicator is introduced into the second compartment (5) through a second opening (18) and caused to bear on a restoring surface (50) of the element (14). A detachable closure (3, 8, 9, 20) is provided for respectively obturating the first opening (11) and the second opening (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret