Tool Supported Out Of Communication With Supply Patents (Class 401/123)
  • Patent number: 9541440
    Abstract: A dosing cup having a longitudinal axis includes a base; an opening opposing the base, wherein the opening is circumscribed by a rim; and a sidewall extending from the base to the rim. The sidewall includes a first portion extending from the rim toward the base. The first portion has a projection with a dosing indicium. The projection is defined by a length extending axially along the sidewall and a width that is perpendicular to the length. The width of the projection is less than the length of the projection. The sidewall includes a second portion extending from the base toward the rim. The second portion has a recess. The projection of the first portion mates with the recess of the second portion. The first portion has a first translucency and the second portion has a second translucency, wherein the first translucency is different than the second translucency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Signe Christina Larson, Robb Eric Olsen, Paul Frank Diehl
  • Patent number: 9527105
    Abstract: An applying material extruding container includes a leading portion including a filling portion filled with an applying material and a flat applying portion and a grip tube inserted into the leading portion. The applying material is extruded from a discharge portion on a leading end side of the applying portion by pressing and deforming the filling portion so as to be used. The applying material extruding container includes an annular middle member engaged with the leading portion and the grip tube. An outer peripheral surface of a rear end portion in the filling portion is provided with a collar portion extending along a peripheral direction. An inner peripheral surface of a front end portion in the middle member is provided with an inner peripheral projection which extends along the peripheral direction. The collar portion and the inner peripheral projection are engaged with each other in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Patent number: 9427764
    Abstract: A dispenser and applicator head (T1) for associating with a dispenser unit (2), the head comprising: a connection section (4a) for connecting to the dispenser unit; a fluid application section (4c) that defines at least one fluid dispenser orifice (50), and a fluid applicator pad (51) for applying the fluid coming from the dispenser orifice (50) onto the application surface; an interconnection section (4b) that interconnects the connection section (4a) and the application section (4c); the dispenser and applicator head being characterized in that: the applicator pad (51) is made of a rigid heat-transfer material so as to impart a cold sensation on contact with the skin; and the interconnection section (4b) is made of an elastically-deformable material, such that the applicator pad (51) is movable relative to the connection section (4a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frédéric Duquet, Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 8882380
    Abstract: An oral care system comprising an oral care implement, such as a toothbrush, and dispenser containing a fluid detachably coupled to the toothbrush. In one embodiment, the dispenser includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a rotatable actuator for dispensing the fluid from the dispenser; and the dispenser is alterable between: (i) a storage state in which the dispenser is detachably coupled to the toothbrush and a mechanical interference between a portion of the rotatable actuator and a portion of the toothbrush prohibits rotation of the rotatable actuator relative to the toothbrush; and (ii) an application state in which a user can rotate the rotatable actuator to dispense the fluid from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Alan Sorrentino, Robert Moskovich
  • Patent number: 8870485
    Abstract: A pretreating device, and method, that is intuitive for the customer, ensures good penetration of the liquid laundry detergent composition into a stain, particularly greasy stains, and is suitable for washing delicate fabrics, particularly at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William John Davis, David James McNeill, Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Van Den Bergh, Katrien Andrea Tony Hellings
  • Patent number: 8840331
    Abstract: The application describes a convenient portable kit for the application of topical medications. The kit can be used, for example, as a convenient system for application of cold sore medication. The kit includes a container for a quantity of fluid medication sufficient for several treatments together with a plurality of applicators for said medicine. The applicators are specially designed to apply the medicine accurately and with minimal pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Lionel Jeannin
  • Patent number: 8757912
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • 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: 8708591
    Abstract: A cleaning bottle has a detachable brush removably secured to the bottle. The cleaning bottle can have a spray head to spray liquid out of the bottle and deliver it to a desired surface, such as a golf club or a golf shoe, for example. The user can them use the brush, either attached to the bottle or after removing it from the bottle, to scrub the surface on which the liquid/cleaner in the bottle has been sprayed. A loop can be disposed on the bottle onto which a fastener, such as a carabineer fastener, can be used for easy transport of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Leon M. Shepard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8684614
    Abstract: A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Karla Mishell Sanchez, Lauren Eisenmenger, Tom Collins, John Charles Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8636433
    Abstract: A microbe detecting and/or treating toothbrush that includes a handle that comprises a head portion, a neck portion and a grasping portion, an upper surface and a lower surface; a plurality of bristles, positioned on and attached to the upper surface of the head portion of the handle and a dental hygiene device being parts of the handle, which comprises a dispensing aperture from which an effective amount of a disclosing and/or treating agent is dispensed and a dispensing mechanism comprising an actuator, which upon actuation, enables the dispensing aperture to provide an effective amount of a disclosing and/or treating agent, wherein the dispensing aperture and the dispensing mechanism of the dental hygiene devices are situated in the neck portion or the grasping portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Sharon Lerner, Sam Lerner, Uri Arbiser
  • Patent number: 8613563
    Abstract: A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Michael David Sanders, Tom Patrick Collins
  • Patent number: 8562233
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to packaging. In one embodiment the invention concerns a container having a tool retainer incorporated therein. In another embodiment the invention relates to a container of the type having a hollow envelope defining internally a chamber suitable for a product such as a cosmetic product, the hollow envelope defining externally a receiving housing for an accessory such as a cosmetic accessory; and an accessory, such as a cosmetic accessory, designed to be received removably in the receiving housing, the accessory having at least a part that is more flexible than the hollow envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Cynthia Castellani, Jim Jegou, Anthony Drouin
  • Publication number: 20130230349
    Abstract: The above invention consist of a clip made of plastic material than can be attached to the non cap end of the toothpaste tube unto which the toothbrush will be attached thus retaining the toothbrush unto the toothpaste tube. The toothbrush brush can be easily pulled off from the clip when needed for brushing of the teeth and returned to the device after use. The back end of the clip is attached by sticker material such as glue unto the toothpaste tube at the area of the toothpaste tube opposite the cap where the toothpaste tube is less curved. When the tube is standing on the cap, the tooth brush is vertical with the handle (non-brush) end of the toothbrush at the cap end, and the neck of the toothbrush attached into the cavity of the clip at the opposite end, the toothbrush being upright or vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Franklyn Dontfraid
  • Patent number: 8523475
    Abstract: An oral care dispenser and oral care system incorporating the system that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of the subject fluid to the desired oral surfaces. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing and is defined by a polygonal perimeter edge, the polygonal perimeter edge comprising a plurality of apex portions and a plurality of side portions, wherein one of the plurality of side portions forms a distal most-portion of the resilient applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Patent number: 8523472
    Abstract: A portable oral care system comprises an oral care implement and a dentifrice container. The portable oral care system has an oral care implement with a handle and a head with a tooth cleaning element. The oral care implement is collapsible to be configurable between a use and a transport state. Further, the oral care system has a dentifrice container with a cavity for holding dentifrice and a dispensing outlet. Further, when the oral care implement is in the transport state, it is engagable with the dentifrice container for securing the oral care implement to the dentifrice container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Eduardo Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8491210
    Abstract: An oral care system and method wherein a dispenser is mounted to the handle of an oral care implement. The dispenser holds an oral care material and is alterable between a storage state wherein a dispensing end of the dispenser nests within the handle and an application state wherein the dispensing end of the dispenser is un-nested and exposed for oral care use. In one aspect, the invention is an oral care system comprising: an oral care implement comprising a head, a handle having a longitudinal axis, and one or more oral surface engaging elements; a dispenser having a reservoir containing an oral care material and an applicator for dispensing the oral care material; the dispenser alterable between: (i) a storage state wherein the applicator is nested within the handle; and (ii) an application state wherein the applicator is un-nested from the handle and exposed for oral care use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Patent number: 8425133
    Abstract: The fluid-dispensing system is used in a personal care appliance, such as a power toothbrush. The dispensing system includes a strip of discrete, fluid-containing packets, a compressible sealing member and a hollow needle for puncturing the packets, the hollow needle being connected to a workpiece such as a brushhead via a connecting line. An actuation assembly includes a piston which moves successive packets against the sealing member, initially sealing the packet thereto. Further pressure results in compression of the sealing member and puncturing of the packet by the needle, with fluid being forced by piston pressure from the packet into the hollow needle and then to the connecting line for delivery to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Gerardus Joannes Henricus Roddeman, Johannes Cornelius Antonius Muller, Dannis Michel Brouwer, Fridtjof Bremer, Robert Cornelis Henricus Boereboom
  • Patent number: 8221014
    Abstract: A lipstick applicator brush attachment system includes a tube that has a first end, a second end and a peripheral wall. The tube has a lipstick column positioned therein. The tube has a break therein to allow the tube to be opened to access the lipstick column. A container has a closed end, an open end and a perimeter wall extending between the open and closed ends. A cap is removably positioned on the container to close the open end. The cap frictionally engages the perimeter wall. An applicator brush is removably positioned in the container. The applicator brush has a plurality of bristles abuttable against the lipstick column to place lipstick on the bristles for application to a person's lips. A coupler is attached to the container. The coupler releasably couples the container to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Mary I. Houston
  • Patent number: 8104986
    Abstract: An applicator for a liquid product includes an elongated base having a product cup sized for retaining a single-dose quantity of a liquid product; an applicator cup for receiving an applicator pad; and a channel interconnecting the product cup and the applicator cup. An absorbent applicator pad is disposed in the applicator cup. A liquid product is positively retained in the product cup until it is desired to apply the liquid product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Alan E. Nash
  • Patent number: 8079768
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering paint to a paint roller directly from a paint can with a compartment for holding a paint brush which comprises a housing. A mechanism is for securing the housing to an exterior surface of a cylindrical side wall of the paint can. A roller wiper component is also provided. Another mechanism is for mounting the roller wiper component on the housing to extend over the paint can. After a roller cover of the paint roller is charged with paint contained in the paint can, excessive paint on the roller cover of the paint roller will be removed therefrom by the roller wiper component to safely drip back into the paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 7988375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tooth- and gingiva-cleaning construction which functions by the use of carbon dioxide; the construction consists of a tooth- and gingival-cleaning tool as well as of a container tool ordered to the cleaning tool at least before the application and fitting to the cleaning tool. Typical character of the construction is that the headpiece is divided into two elastic chambers which are separated from each other with a water- and gas-impermeable separating wall, and the individual chambers each has filling opening through which the different tooth-paste ingredients can be filled from the two container compartments of the container tool, and on both chambers each a slit can be found firstly near to the separating wall, through the slits the dentifrice content of the two chambers can flow out by the help of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: István Piller
  • Publication number: 20110170935
    Abstract: An applicator device, particularly suited for mascara, may deliver high or low viscosity liquids or semi-liquids, and contains a valve controlling flow between a product reservoir, an intermediate pooling area, and a product dispensing chamber. The arrangement prevents backflow to the product reservoir, precluding contamination of the product supply. Product delivery from the product dispensing chamber is from one of several methods. In one method, a plurality of prongs each comprise a conduit to the product dispensing chamber and thereby allow for dispersed product delivery from the prong tips. Alternatively, there may be one or more openings on the applicator head being interconnected to the dispensing chamber, which permits product to extrude between the rows of prongs and thereby be applied to a receiving surface. A third embodiment combines the two methods along with alternating height prongs to more effectively apply mascara onto all sides of a user's lashes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Walter Dwyer
  • Patent number: 7959369
    Abstract: A device, applicator and a cosmetic non-therapeutic method of treating at least one area of the human body. The device includes a composition held in a container or a substrate and an applicator configured to apply the composition. The applicator includes an application surface that includes an application surface material with at least one of a thermal inertia of at least 1,000 Jm?2K?1s?1/2 and a thermal conductivity greater than or equal to 1 Wm?1K?1. The method includes providing an applicator, cooling the applicator to a temperature below or equal to 15° C., and loading the cooled applicator with a cosmetic composition at a temperature closer to an ambient temperature than that of the applicator, and applying the composition using the applicator, or before or after the cooling, applying a cosmetic composition, and after the cooling, bringing the cooled applicator into contact with the area to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7955015
    Abstract: A device for applying a product may include a container configured to contain a product and a case with a compartment configured to receive the container. The case may define an opening and the container may be configured to be moved relative to the case between a first angular position in which product in the container is accessible via the opening, and a second angular position in which product in the container is inaccessible. The device may further include an applicator. In some examples, the applicator may include a first portion configured to contribute to restricting axial movement of the applicator with respect to the case, and a second portion distinct from the first portion, wherein the second portion may be configured to contribute to rotationally coupling the applicator to the container so that movement of the applicator causes movement of the container between the first and second angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Albisetti, Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 7955018
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for a makeup composition includes a receptacle for containing the composition and an applicator for applying the composition. The applicator includes a handle of elongate shape, having a longitudinal axis and a rotary applicator member movable relative to the handle about an axis of rotation that does not coincide with the longitudinal axis, the applicator member defining an applicator surface that projects outwards between free surfaces of the applicator member and that is for loading with composition. The axis of rotation is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis and is not perpendicular thereto; and/or the applicator member is offset laterally relative to the handle so that a proximal side of the applicator surface is free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 7955016
    Abstract: A device includes an assembly including a non-rotatable applicator. The applicator includes an application surface configured to treat an area of the human body such as the skin. The applicator further includes at least one material with thermal properties such that, when the at least one material is heated to a temperature above 30° C. and which temperature does not cause thermal damage to the skin when the application surface is contacted with the skin for 15 seconds, the application surface maintains, after this application, a temperature above or equal to 30° C. The applicator can include a grasping surface and a cavity with a compound inside. The applicator can typically be configured to withstand repeated heating, especially by microwave oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7891898
    Abstract: A cleaning pad (28) is disclosed. The cleaning pad (28) includes a base sheet (202) bonded to a fiber mat (203) and exhibits improved debris retention when a liquid is applied to the pad (28) or the surface to be cleaned. The pad (28) is preferably used with a cleaning system that includes a fluid source (30) in communication with a cleaning tool (22) such that fluid may be selectively applied to a surface to be cleaned or directly to the fiber mat (203) of the cleaning pad (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Hoadley, Mark M. Gipp, Miles William Noel Hember
  • Patent number: 7878727
    Abstract: A dispenser cap is threaded onto a container that may hold liquids of varying viscosity. The dispenser cap has a cover that can be flipped open and closed. Integral with this cover is a plurality of bristles that can be used to scrub various surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Kurt Koptis
  • Patent number: 7815383
    Abstract: The compact toothbrush (10) has a handle that is designed so that the toothbrush (10) can be held within a user's open palm. The toothbrush's lower portion (12) has a substantially triangular contour. The toothbrush has a bristled head (14) and an oppositely disposed support rib (26). The support rib extends along the longitudinal axis of the toothbrush from an upper edge of the toothbrush's head (14), to a central region of the toothbrush's lower portion. The lower portion of the toothbrush handle has first and second opposed, outwardly flared side edges (30, 32) that are joined together at the lower edge (34) so that the lower portion has a substantially V-shaped cross-sectional contour. The user cups the toothbrush (10) in the palm of his hand and extends two fingers adjacent to the support rib to stabilize the toothbrush (10) while brushing his teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: William Thomas Hall
  • Patent number: 7815386
    Abstract: A device for the storage and extrusion of a flowable substance (A) includes a loading unit (13) for an application tool (14). The loading unit has a pot-shaped insert (15) for a holder (17). Through axial pressure on the holder (17) the flowable substance A can be extruded from a chamber (12) of the holder through openings (20A) made on the perimeter of the insert (15) into a chamber (16) of the loading unit (13), so that the application tool (14) set at right angles to the axis of the insert (15) is loaded with the substance (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Dentaco Dentalindustrie-und Marketing GmbH
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Patent number: 7674060
    Abstract: A device for cleaning an out of reach window of a structure, which window might be otherwise difficult to reach without utilizing a ladder, wherein the apparatus comprises: a) a receptacle for holding a spray bottle containing window cleaning fluid; b) an armature to which can be attached a cable enabling the user to pull the cable thereby compressing the handle of the spray bottle and spraying cleaning fluid onto the window; c) a device for holding paper towels, fabric or other material for cleaning and drying the window; d) a receptacle for receiving a fixed or extending pole, enabling the user to extend the device above his head and clean windows which are otherwise out of reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Lawrence Lucero
  • Publication number: 20100000568
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of cosmetic powder containers and dispensers and particularly to a cosmetic powder dispenser with measured dispensing mechanism. The present invention is particularly easy to use and cost effective by allowing the consumer to dispense only the desired amount of the cosmetic powder by providing a measured dispensing mechanism, and at the same time allow the consumer to apply the cosmetic powder evenly to the brush head by providing an application surface to manipulate the cosmetic powder evenly onto the brush head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jerome Fraillon
  • Patent number: 7635232
    Abstract: An application device, in particular a makeup device, comprising a first region (30) for storing a fluid, gel-like or pasty product. There is provided a second region (34) for loading an applicator (14) with the cosmetic product, the second region being separated from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhard Bauer, Herbert Brendel, Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 7585125
    Abstract: A device for storing and dispensing a flowable product, for example a liquid cleaning or care product. The device includes a product container for the flowable product having at least one closable dispensing opening. The product container is connected detachably to an open-topped receiving container in which a large number of plate-shaped or cloth porous elements are accommodated one on top of another, the product container being provided on the outer side facing the receiving container with a fastener for detachably attaching a porous element to the bottom of the product container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans Georg Mühlhausen, Markus Nachtsheim
  • Patent number: 7581897
    Abstract: The device comprises an applicator (2) and a cover (5) configured to be adaptable on the applicator (2), the external face (3) of which is impregnated with conditioning substance for shoes by rolling dispenser means (10) incorporated in the internal face (9) of the cover (5), which includes a reservoir (4) with such substance. The substance dosing is produced on opening the device, the applicator (2) sliding, via some guides (8) arranged on the lateral face (7) of the cover (5), over the dispenser means (10) which apply an optimum quantity of substance to the external face (3) of the applicator (2), with which the footwear is subsequently rubbed to clean it. When used, the device is closed by transversely coupling the applicator (2) inside the cover (5), preferably of plastic with transparent reservoir (4). For convenience, the device can incorporate an ergonomic handle (1) joined to the applicator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Zobele Espana S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Caserta, Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Jose Antonio Munoz Martinez, David Moreno Perez, Xavier Alvarez Leal, Fernando Mayor Sans
  • Patent number: 7527446
    Abstract: A combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser, and method, are adapted for use by a child. The dispenser provides an easily actuatable activator that, when operated, discharges a predetermined amount of toothpaste from an orifice. The toothbrush is adapted to automatically lift the toothbrush head off of a support surface to a height near that of the dispenser orifice. As a result, a child may focus on manipulating one item at a time when loading a toothbrush with toothpaste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alyce Johnson Papa, Jeffrey James Stechschulte, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Publication number: 20090060623
    Abstract: A portable oral care system comprises an oral care implement and a dentifrice container. The portable oral care system has an oral care implement with a handle and a head with a tooth cleaning element. The oral care implement is collapsible to be configurable between a use and a transport state. Further, the oral care system has a dentifrice container with a cavity for holding dentifrice and a dispensing outlet. Further, when the oral care implement is in the transport state, it is engagable with the dentifrice container for securing the oral care implement to the dentifrice container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Eduardo Jimenez
  • Patent number: 7497635
    Abstract: A cosmetics receptacle includes an upwardly opened cylindrical receptacle part; a receptacle cap assembled to a top portion of the receptacle part; a push button having a button channel, and disposed above the receptacle cap; a cylinder vertically assembled in the receptacle cap and the cylinder has an intermediate storage area connecting to the receptacle part through a storage hole on a bottom surface; a pumping part, which is adapted to dispense cosmetics when the push button is pressed down, and adapted to pull the cosmetics in the receptacle part back into the intermediate storage area through the storage hole when the push button is released; a fixing post part formed on a top portion of the push button, and having a recess; and a massage rod including a head part and a leg part extending from the head part, the massage rod being inserted in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Taesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Dong Bae
  • Publication number: 20090044356
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a brush head having a capsule receiving zone sized to receive an dentrifice capsule, and a plurality of angled bristles adapted to retain the capsule in such zone. Loading of such toothbrush with a capsule may be performed with a dispenser including a toothbrush manipulation element adapted to move a retention structure associated with the brush head, and dispensation element adapted to deliver the capsule into the receiving zone. Such dispenser may include a desiccant material disposed to receive moisture from a capsule storage container. A dispenser may further include a plurality of toothbrush insertion apertures each adapted to receive a portion of a different toothbrush, so as to enable multiple users each having different toothbrushes to use the same dispenser without requiring contact between multiple brushes and single capsule interface surface of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Lise W. Noble, Patrick T. Noble
  • Patent number: 7478958
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a grasping element, two arms mounted on the grasping element and an applicator between the two arms. The applicator can apply a product in the form of a line onto a surface. The device can additionally include a reservoir containing the product such that the grasping element incorporates a mechanism to hold the reservoir in a position preventing the applicator from being charged when the latter is applied against the application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 7476046
    Abstract: An applicator and material dispensing system having an applicator frictionally retained within an applicator holder and the applicator holder frangibly attached to a material holder. Material placed within the material holder is initially sealed by a frangible portion adjacent one end of the applicator holder. Upon separation of the applicator holder from the material holder the material contained therein is exposed permitting the applicator, upon removal from the applicator holder, to be used to dispense the material. The invention is particularly well suited to dispensing small quantities of dental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Phillips, Ryan Dubey, Randall Drumm, Dave Martin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080185013
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: L'OREAL S.A.
    Inventors: Aline ABERGEL, Marc RAMET
  • Patent number: 7399133
    Abstract: A self contained disposable toothbrush comprising a reservoir having a threaded end adapted to receive a cap in one of two positions. A brushing assembly is pivoted on the cap so that in a pre-use position the brushing element is positioned along side the reservoir. The brushing element contains bristles and an elongated connecting passage. When the brushing element is pivoted and snapped to the use position where it extends from the reservoir, the passage to the bristles is connected to liquid in the reservoir for moistening a dehydrated dentifrice. When the brushing operation is completed, the cap is unscrewed, the contents of the reservoir used for rinsing and the cap reconnected to the reservoir by a second set of threads such that the brushing element, after use, is contained within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Robert K. Eversole
  • Publication number: 20080101845
    Abstract: A rolling marker assembly enables a user to mark serially-presented, repeating patterns upon a marking surface. The marker assembly comprises an outer casing and a marking caster assembly. The caster assembly comprises a marker carriage and a rotating pen assembly. The marker carriage comprises a casing attachment member and certain pen assembly-receiving structure. The pen assembly comprises an inner pen core, a plurality of ink-applying tiles, and a marker rotation axis. Each tile is adapted for receiving and applying ink. The pen assembly is rotatably received by the marker carriage via the pen assembly-receiving structure. The caster assembly is rotatably attached to the casing. The ink-applying tiles comprise raised patterns. The casing is manually traceable adjacent a marking surface such that the raised patterns are engageable upon the marking surface for applying ink thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Alexander W. Fong
  • Patent number: 7347639
    Abstract: An applicator dispenser (1) includes a) a receptacle (2) forming a reservoir (27) having a sidewall (20), an upper dome (22) with a plurality of orifices (24, b) a cap (3) including a head (30) and a side skirt (31), and c) an application element (4) for the powder housed between the head (30) and the element dome (22). The application element (4) is fixed to the cap (3) to form an applicator (9). It has an H/D shape factor equal to at least 1.5, so that the applicator dispenser (1, 1?) is longitudinal and has an axial direction (10), where H is the height and D denotes its maximum transverse dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventors: Fabrice Dieudonat, Anne-Sophie Vintimiglia
  • Patent number: 7303347
    Abstract: A portable stain removal kit for removing stains from fabrics, such as clothing or furniture, for use immediately after the mishap has occurred. The kit is intended to be small enough to be carried in a pocket or purse and includes a spatula, a stain removing material, a brush, and an absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Georgetta P. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20070274766
    Abstract: A composite cleaning device mainly includes a plurality of assembly bodies coupled in a pen-like manner. Each of the assembly bodies contains a cleaning element to perform a selected cleaning function. The cleaning elements may include a brush, a cleaner vial and a wiping cloth. The wiping cloth is located on the front end of the cleaning device. After the wiping cloth is removed, the cleaner vial can dispense a cleaner through a depressing mechanism. The brush can be slid outside the cleaning device through a sliding mechanism. Thereby the cleaning device can provide comprehensive cleaning functions and achieve desired cleaning effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Mao-Sang Lin
  • Patent number: 7293928
    Abstract: A toothpaste dispensing toothbrush includes an elongated member and a brush section affixed to a first end of the elongated member. An elongated container is coupled to the elongated member and an outer surface of the predetermined portion and an outer surface of the container form a handle portion of the toothbrush. The container includes a housing, a chamber formed within the housing for containing toothpaste and an aperture formed within a first end of the container and in communication with the chamber for dispensing such toothpaste into the brush section when a manual force is applied to a wall portion of the container. A pair of projections formed in the elongated member and a pair of cavities formed in the container are provided for securing the container to the elongated member in a position for dispensing such toothpaste into the brush section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Gary S. Lane