With Means To Withdraw Material From Work Surface Into Storage Patents (Class 401/13)
  • Patent number: 9498610
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a skin treatment assembly comprises a handpiece comprising a distal end, the handpiece comprising a recess or cavity configured to receive a cartridge or other fluid container, a tip configured to be positioned along the distal end of the handpiece, the tip being configured to contact a skin surface of a subject during use, and at least one rollerball configured to extend to or near the tip, wherein the rollerball is configured to be in fluid communication with an interior of a cartridge or other fluid container secured to the handpiece, wherein the at least one rollerball is configured to contact the skin surface of the subject during use and to facilitate the delivery of fluids to said skin surface as the rollerball is moved relative to said skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 8668397
    Abstract: A hand-held portable electric or manual toothbrush that is capable of delivering and removing fluid while the toothbrush is being used. A fluid delivery tube delivers fluid from a clean fluid repository to the head of the toothbrush. A fluid removal tube removes used fluid from the user's mouth. The clean fluid is delivered via a pump positioned within a cavity of the toothbrush. The used fluid is removed via a vacuum positioned within the cavity of the toothbrush. This invention enables everyone, including the young, elderly, busy, healthy, sick, disabled, handicapped, and immobile, to brush anytime and anywhere. As a result, this invention would greatly improve the oral health of the general population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Afsoon Barkhordar
  • Publication number: 20130056016
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-compositional cosmetic applicator is disclosed. The applicator includes an application surface in liquid communication with a reservoir. The reservoir includes a first personal care composition and a second personal care composition stored therein, and the applicator is actuatable between a first and second functional configuration wherein the application surface of the applicator exhibits a first frictional force when in the first functional configuration and a second frictional force that is less than the first frictional force when in the second functional configuration. The applicator includes an actuatable delivery system that allows a user to selectively dispense the first and second compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Gordon Gerald Guay, David Edward Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120288320
    Abstract: A hand-held portable electric or manual toothbrush that is capable of delivering and removing fluid while the toothbrush is being used. A fluid delivery tube delivers fluid from a clean fluid repository to the head of the toothbrush. A fluid removal tube removes used fluid from the user's mouth. The clean fluid is delivered via a pump positioned within a cavity of the toothbrush. The used fluid is removed via a vacuum positioned within the cavity of the toothbrush. This invention enables everyone, including the young, elderly, busy, healthy, sick, disabled, handicapped, and immobile, to brush anytime and anywhere. As a result, this invention would greatly improve the oral health of the general population.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Afsoon Barkhordar
  • Publication number: 20080267686
    Abstract: A marker carrier device has carrier elements for carrying respective markers, the device being re-configurable between a compact configuration and a selection configuration in which the markers are accessibly presented for selection. Carrier devices loaded with markers are received at a receiving station of a marking unit. The markers are selected from the carrier individually whilst in the marking unit and marked by a marking device with a predetermined indicium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Hellermanntyton Limited
    Inventor: Steven Blanks
  • Patent number: 7338225
    Abstract: A refillable pen has a sponge tip and dispenses paint through the tip onto a substrate to repair a blemished paint surface when the sponge tip is pressed against the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Jerri L. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6746166
    Abstract: An apparatus for efficiently cleaning stains and extracting cleaning fluid from surfaces such as carpets and upholstery without requiring electrical power is presented. The invention eliminates the inconvenience of retrieving, filling with cleaning fluid, and plugging a deep cleaner into an electrical outlet in order to remove a small spot from a carpet. In addition to the scrubbing and fluid extracting capabilities, embodiments of the invention include a sprayer for applying cleaning fluid to stains. The sprayer may receive fluid from an attached refillable reservoir of cleaning solution, for example. During scrubbing, the top of a pump actuator provides resting place for the heel of a user's palm. The pump actuator may be locked down when scrubbing and unlocked for pumping to suck up fluid. A piston in a chamber provides the suction force for pulling fluid up through tubules, which may be interspersed between bristle tufts, past check valves and into a waste reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Art Center College of Design
    Inventors: Kee-Sook Jeon, Steven M. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 5497530
    Abstract: In order to reduce the energy consumption of the suction unit, on the one hand, and to improve the cleaning effect, on the other hand, of a wiper device for hard surfaces, in particular a window wiper, comprising a slit-shaped suction nozzle, on which a flexible wiper lip is arranged, which protrudes forwardly beyond the suction nozzle, it is suggested that the wiper lip be held on a wall of the suction nozzle and drawn against the opposite wall of the suction nozzle under the influence of a suction stream in the suction nozzle and thereby close the suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Roland Kamm, Eberbard Veit, Josef Schneider, Antonio De Filippo, Donald W. Murray, Michael C. Story, Carl S. Lammons
  • Patent number: 5080517
    Abstract: A mop for removing waste liquid from a surface to be cleaned, the mop comprising a handle, a container means, for receiving liquid from the surface to be cleaned, being pivotable connected by a first pivot to one end of the handle, a first pad, having a cleaning surface, mounted on a first surface of the container, the cleaning surface being adapted for removing and retaining liquid from the surface to be cleaned upon contact therewith, the container being pivotable about the first pivot from a first stationary position, in which the first pad is located adjacent the surface to be cleaned, to a second stationary position, in which the first pad is located remote from the surface to be cleaned, for removal of liquid retained by the cleaning surface, and a wringing device, carried by the mop, for wringing waste liquid from the cleaning surface into the container when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: William R. Lynn
  • Patent number: 4589791
    Abstract: A device for applying liquid agents by synthetic bristles which, combined into bundles, are fixed on a plastic supporting base, with the supporting base being thin-walled and having several openings at least one of which is surrounded by a bundle of bristles. The bristles are butt-welded onto the supporting base, with the bristles leaving open a cross section of the opening and forming a duct tapering off toward the bristle ends, which duct leads or supplies the agent into a working area of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Coronet-Werke Heinrich Schlerf GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Weihrauch