Including Rupturable Means Or Sealed-cartridge Receiver Patents (Class 401/132)
  • Patent number: 11523677
    Abstract: A disposable brush head cartridge for a sonic or ultrasonic skin cleaning brush, specially adapted for use in surgical skin prep. The disposable brush head cartridge has a base configured to be removably attached to a sonic motor drive handle. The disposable brush head cartridge further comprises an upper bristle head sealed with respect to the base by a surrounding disposable cover spaced from the bristles. The cover defines a reservoir of pre-surgical skin cleaning fluid, in a first form soaking or pre-moistening the brush bristles until the cover is removed, and in a second form stored in a separate fluid-tight compartment in the cover and combined with the brush bristles after the cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher R. Chuinard
  • Patent number: 11470943
    Abstract: A multi-purpose touch free applicator with reservoir is provided herein. The applicator includes at least one reservoir, a first film, at least one second film contained wholly within the reservoir and a pad. An enclosure defines an inner volume of the at least one reservoir and the enclosure has an opening at a proximal end of the at least one reservoir, wherein the boundary of the opening defines a perimeter of the reservoir. Further, the first film is fixedly attached to the perimeter of the enclosure and the first film has at least one frangible aperture within the perimeter of the reservoir. Moreover, the at least one second film divides the inner volume of the reservoir creating a plurality of distinct volumes within the inner volume of the reservoir. Finally, the pad is fixedly attached to the reservoir at the perimeter of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CaseMed Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Casey Samangooie
  • Patent number: 11464317
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a top and a bottom layer of a flexible material tightly connected at their borders. An edge constitutes a grip zone to handle the applicator. Parallel weakening lines in each layer define an application section and closely surround a pad of a material capable to retain an agent or an elevation constituting a confinement structure for an agent. The superposition of weakening line and border of agent carrying material or the elevation constituting a part of the confinement structure avoids a contact of the flexible material with the surface to be treated as the carrying material layer or the confinement structure serve as a spacer. As a consequence, the applicator is suited to be used on highly sensitive surfaces like skin or mucosa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: OMEIA SA
    Inventor: Gert Silber
  • Patent number: 11332288
    Abstract: A blister container having an applicator therein, used for cosmetic, medical and industrial products that is convenient to use and allows realizing the function of liquid contents, more specifically, a blister container configured to have a lower portion for accommodating cosmetic liquid so that the dual function of accommodating liquid contents as well as packaging the applicator can be achieved at the same time, a middle portion connected to an upper side of the container portion, configured to have a wiper-attached shoulder to mount an applicator cap and adjust the application amount and the usage amount, and an upper portion formed with a handle-package portion for sealing the handle portion of an applicator-attached cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BLISSPACK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-Won Anh
  • Patent number: 11279528
    Abstract: A cap for accommodating a compound includes a body with an opening. The opening penetrates from an upper to a lower end portion of the body by a first length. A membrane seals a lower end portion of the opening. A lid is removably coupled and moveable relative to the body. The lid includes a protrusion extending downwardly from an interior surface of the lid by a second length greater than the first length. The opening accommodates a lower end portion of the protrusion. A spacer removably couples with the lid and interposes between the lid and the body. The spacer configurable between a first state in which the spacer is engaged with the lid, which prevents the protrusion from penetrating the membrane, and a second state in which the spacer is disengaged with the lid, which allows the protrusion of the lid to penetrate the membrane of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LYVECAP LLC
    Inventor: Yinka Davies
  • Patent number: 11241709
    Abstract: A dispenser actuator assembly (100) has base member (102) and an actuator arm (104) that is configured to crush a glass ampoule assembly (10). The glass ampoule assembly (10) has a rupturable glass ampoule (12) containing a flowable material (M). The glass ampoule (12) is contained within an outer container (14), the outer container (14) having a first open end (22) and a second closed end (24). The glass ampoule assembly (10) has an applicator (16) positioned in the first open end (22). The dispenser actuator assembly (100) has the base member (102) that is configured to mount on the outer container (14). The actuator arm (104) is pivotally connected to the base member (102). The actuator arm (104) is pivotable from a first position to a second position that is configured to engage the outer container (14) to crush the glass ampoule (12) wherein the flowable material (M) is dispensed from the glass ampoule assembly (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 11030923
    Abstract: The pimple-popping simulator is an apparatus that allows a user to practice popping pimples without directly popping a real pimple. The apparatus includes a pliable body, at least one channel, and a quantity of discharge-like filling. The pliable body mirrors supple skin. The at least one channel mirrors a pore. The quantity of discharge-like filling represents the dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria clogged within the pore. The at least one channel further includes a first edge, a second edge, a lateral wall, and a reservoir. The first edge defines a main opening. The second edge prevents the quantity of discharge-like filling from escaping unless the proper force is applied. The lateral wall defines an exit for the quantity of discharge-like filling. The lateral wall preferably tapers from the second edge to the first edge, thereby mirroring the popping of pus of a pimple as a result of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: UNIQUE OBSESSIONS, LLC
    Inventors: William Lavern Pierce, Summer Shantel Pierce
  • Patent number: 10946624
    Abstract: A portable glass repair kit system and method, more particularly, for windshield repair for laminated glass and the like to provide an easy to use, highly portable, and economical glass repair kit. The glass repair kit does not require specialized equipment such as an injector, plugger device, suction cups, or require any additional tools or specialized knowledge of how to use the repair kit. The glass repair kit contains a resin which may be urged by a user through slight pressure after the glass repair kit is adhered over an impact point and any cracks thereby repairing a windshield in a more cost effective, time efficient, and user friendly way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick McClain
  • Patent number: 10932553
    Abstract: A pre-packaged paint sample includes a sealed package, paint sealed within the package, and a new paint applicator sealed within the sealed package. For use, the package is shook to apply the paint to the paint applicator. The sealed package is opened, and the paint applicator is removed from the package. The paint applicator and used to apply the relatively small amount of the paint t. The pre-packaged paint sample can be useful in applications where only a small amount of paint is needed such as, for example but not limited to, paint sampling, paint touch up, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Joe Palmer
  • Patent number: 10881803
    Abstract: A system includes: a body including an internal cavity and an internal reservoir; a holder configured to hold an ampule and configured to be slidably received in the cavity; and a clip configured to connect to the holder, wherein the holder is configured to slide into the cavity to a first position when the clip is operatively connected to the holder, and wherein the holder is configured to slide into the cavity to a second position when the clip is not connected to the holder. A method includes manufacturing the system. Another method includes administering an injection using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: William T. McClellan, Justin Chambers
  • Patent number: 10820687
    Abstract: A dental hygiene device includes a housing, a toothbrush, and a sanitizing device. The housing includes a chamber therein. The housing defines a mouth and an opening. The housing includes a first width adjacent the mouth and a second width spaced apart from the mouth. The second width is larger than the first width. The toothbrush is detachably securable with the mouth of the housing. The toothbrush includes a head portion including bristles, and an engaging portion. The toothbrush is reconfigurable with the housing between a first configuration, in which, the bristles are external of the housing, and a second configuration, in which, the bristles are disposed within the chamber. The sanitizing device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes to provide ultraviolet light within the chamber of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Doreen Holley
  • Patent number: 10669065
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10610416
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing adhesive strip is presented. The fluid dispensing adhesive strip includes a backing layer having a first side and a second side, an adhesive that is disposed on at least a portion of the second side of the backing layer, and a packet that is disposed on the backing layer that includes a dispensable fluid and an activation mechanism that permits selective dispensing of the dispensable fluid. The packet can include multiple chambers configured to contain the same or different fluids, and channels associated with the chambers for dispensing the fluid when the activation mechanism is activated. The activation mechanism can be a tear-away strip, and can include perforations, serrations, and scoring to facilitate activation. Release strips in communication with the adhesive can releasably detach from the adhesive enabling the fluid dispensing strip to be applied and secured to an object or person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adaco Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Adam A. Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10610066
    Abstract: Cleaning tools for cleaning toilets, particularly the interior of a toilet bowl, where bleach is provided within the cleaning tool itself, e.g., in a disposable, single use cleaning head. The tool may include a handle, a cleaning head attachable to the handle, a nonwoven material having an exterior surface and an interior surface, and a solid cleaning composition stored adjacent to the interior surface of the nonwoven material. The solid cleaning composition includes solid bleach, and may also include a solid surfactant. The cleaning composition may be confined within the nonwoven material (e.g., in a pouch), but upon contact with water, dissolved cleaning composition is able to migrate through the nonwoven material, through a scrubbing layer, and be delivered to the surface being cleaned. Release may achieve at least a 3-log reduction in Staphylococcus aureus within 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Kyle Wayne, Jason White, Yolande Sterling, Stacie Alvarez, Joseph McShane
  • Patent number: 10603019
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator includes a receiver having a tubular body with a closed first end and an opposed second end, the tubular body having a deformable wall, an adhesive composition contained within the tubular body, and an applicator tip mounted on the tubular body and comprising a foam material having an applicator external of the applicator for applying the adhesive, the applicator being such that deformation of the tubular body causes the adhesive to be expressed through the applicator tip. The foam material is a reticulated foam felt and allows for relatively constant flow of the adhesive through the foam felt and to the applicator surface thereof over a wide range of viscosity conditions of the adhesive and pressure applied to the deformable body of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Guy Stephen Miller, Simon Mark Parish
  • Patent number: 10568803
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interchangeable multi-purpose healthcare apparatus comprising silicate-based ceramic materials containing tourmaline, said apparatus comprising a cylindrical bottle body (101) and different functional heads for different purposes. A top open end of said cylindrical bottle body is configured with a screw-type bottleneck (103) for connecting different functional heads according to different needs of the user. The present apparatus takes advantages of the far infrared ray, microcurrent and negative ions matching human bioelectricity which are emitted and transmitted by the silicate-based ceramic materials containing tourmaline, in association with the addition of liquids of different temperatures as massage medium, to allow suitable temperature adjustment of the user. Massage medium being functionalized by the tourmaline-containing ceramics can also be beneficial to human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GOLD CORWON INVESTMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Yiu Wing Chau
  • Patent number: 10549078
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10518930
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has a first extending member (64a) and a second extending member (64b). The first extending member (64a) and the second extending member (64b) are positioned on the container (12) in spaced relation, wherein the first extending member (64a) and the second extending member (64b) extend above the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10478851
    Abstract: An applicator for a fluid ingredient includes at least one storage chamber, at least one first predetermined breaking point or line configured in or at the storage chamber, and an actuation mechanism. The storage chamber has an outlet end with an initially sealed outlet via which a fluid ingredient can be output. The actuation mechanism is arranged at the storage chamber, and has at least one activation part capable of being displaced relative to the outlet end and by which at least one part or section of the storage chamber is capable of being axially displaced to activate the at least one first predetermined breaking point or line, on an activation of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 10363404
    Abstract: An applicator comprising a source of fluid and a frangible applicator tip portion attached to the fluid source. When the frangible applicator tip is broken, the fluid flows from the source to an absorbent member attached to the applicator tip to spread the liquid on a surface. The frangible tip may comprise a support element permanently connected to the fluid source, a relatively rigid tongue element, and a frangible region therebetween. The tongue element may comprise ribs for reinforcement. The frangible tip further may comprise a semi-permeable or non-permeable cover to control the speed and direction of the dispersion of the fluid. The dispensing applicator may be used in various medical applications. A fin member, which may be formed as two securable halves, is configured to be disposed about the applicator to facilitate securing of the applicator within an absorbent member and to minimize risk of loss of tongue element portions due to possible separation proximate the frangible region during a use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: James Brown
  • Patent number: 10349721
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a body which includes a tip part and an extension which has a threaded portion. A case has a rotary member threadedly connected to the threaded portion. A contact member is received in the case which has a contact portion located corresponding to the shoulder of the body. A liquid supply unit is axially received in the body and the case, and has a liquid tube, a duct and a guide tube. The liquid tube contacts the contact member. The duct is inserted in the liquid tube and has a passage. A sealing member is removably located at the duct to seal or open the guide tube. A clip is connected to a groove between the case and the body before first use. The clip is removed and the case is rotated to move the sealing member to allow cosmetic liquid to reach the tip part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fashion Beauty Cosmetech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Ou Lu
  • Patent number: 10249153
    Abstract: Embodiments of waste containment apparatuses and methods are provided herein for receiving, analyzing, verifying and disposing of a controlled substance (CS) waste dose. One embodiment of a waste containment apparatus includes a plurality of single-dose containers, each having an inlet port for receiving a CS waste dose deposited within the single-dose container, an analysis chamber for reserving a fixed amount of the received CS waste dose for analysis, and a storage chamber for storing a remaining portion of the received CS waste dose. The waste containment apparatus includes further components for measuring a volume and determining a composition and concentration of the CS waste dose deposited within the single-dose container, and verifying the CS waste dose deposited within the single-dose container if the volume, composition and concentration of the CS waste matches information about the CS waste dose received from a depositor of the CS waste dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vigilant Waste Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Nelson, Alfred Rafi Baddour, Wayne J. Wehrer
  • Patent number: 10213587
    Abstract: A single-piece, injection molded, hand-held liquid dispensing applicator. The single-piece applicator comprising a source of fluid and a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source. When the frangible applicator tip is broken, the fluid flows from the source to an absorbent member attached to the applicator tip to spread the liquid on a surface. The frangible tip may comprise a support element permanently connected to the fluid source, a relatively rigid tongue element, and a frangible region therebetween. The tongue element may comprise ribs for reinforcement. The frangible tip may comprise a semi-permeable or non-permeable cover to control the speed and direction of the dispersion of the fluid. The dispensing applicator may be used in various medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 10201408
    Abstract: A dispensing vial includes three component parts, a container for an oral care formulation, an applicator tip, and a cap removably overlying the tip. The cap includes a 4-way locking system. The applicator tip has concentric rows of upwardly extending projections with the outer peripheral row of projections or nibs being longer and higher than the inner peripheral row. The projections facilitate maximum flexibility when used in the oral cavity. Preferably, the applicator projections are made of polyethylene or polypropylene with a Shore A hardness in the range of 35-75. Preferably, the oral care formulation is maintained at a viscosity in the range of 14000-21000 CP. This combination facilitates the formulation easily dispensing from the container, spreading over the applicator projections, and being applied within the oral cavity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Levine, Bo Tao
  • Patent number: 10081473
    Abstract: A packaging container with a pull tab is provided. The packaging container includes a pouch with at least one opening or at least one perforated openable area in a pouch wall, and one or more pull tab labels adhesively connected to at least one outside wall of the pouch and covering the at least one opening or one perforated openable area. The one or more pull tab labels include a substrate with at least one notch in an edge of the pull tab label and a pressure sensitive adhesive on at least a portion of one surface of the substrate. The peel strength between the pull tab label and the outside wall of the pouch is lower in the area of the pull tab label proximate the notch then in the area of the pull tab label proximate the opening or the perforated openable area in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AMPAC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: David Burri, Andrea Lazzara, Martin Kropf, Salvatore Pellingra, Andreas Hofer
  • Patent number: 9943157
    Abstract: In some implementations, an applicator includes a container and an insert disposed in the container. The insert may include a flange extending radially outwardly from an elongate post, and a porous tip covering the flange. A passageway is provided to convey, via material comprising the porous tip, a substance contained in the container to an external surface of the porous tip for application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Unicep Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Lorrin Edward Chang
  • Patent number: 9879882
    Abstract: Instant self-heating containers include a combinable reactant and activator used to generate an exothermic reaction for heating contents of the container. One instant self-heating container includes a target container, a pierceable activator container and a reaction chamber. Piercing the activator container causes activator to combine with the reactant and cause an exothermic reaction that heats the target container. The container may be used as depilatory wax dispenser. Another instant self-heating container includes an outer housing containing a contents pouch and a reactant, and capped by a lid having an activator chamber. Rupturing the activator chamber allows activator to combine with the reactant in an exothermic reaction to heat the contents pouch. Another instant self-heating container includes a flexible outer tube containing contents to be heated, a flexible reaction vessel, and a frangible activator vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Forever Young International, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Young
  • Patent number: 9849648
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for a mobile device. The cleaning apparatus comprises: a support plate; a sealing layer attached under the support plate; and a wiping layer disposed under the sealing layer, wherein a cleaning solution receiving part for receiving cleaning solution is formed between the support plate and the sealing layer, the sealing layer has a through hole extending to the wiping layer, and the cleaning solution is discharged to the wiping layer through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Chan Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 9844654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid applicator apparatus and methods of using the apparatus. In particular, the present invention relates to an apparatus for storing and dispensing solutions (e.g., fluid solutions of any kind) (e.g., liquid medicaments and/or sterilization solutions) to a surface of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ZUREX PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Carmine J. Durham, R. Andrew Morgan, Dawn Parks, Michael Kvalo
  • Patent number: 9782573
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing applicator that can include a sound-generating system for generating a sound during rotation of the container body to indicate to a user that the rotation is performed. The sound-generating system includes at least one knob and a plurality of ribs. The at least one knob cooperates with at least some of the ribs during rotation of the container body, in order to generate the sound. The liquid dispensing applicator can alternatively or also include a wing element insertable into a slot provided in an absorbent material. The wing element extends from an outer surface of the head component and comprises opposing surfaces and a at least one edge spike provided on an edge of the at least one wing element, and configured to prevent the absorbent material from being removed after insertion of the wing element into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Razmik Margoosian
    Inventor: Razmik Margoosian
  • Patent number: 9750922
    Abstract: A handheld antiseptic dispensing applicator device having a reservoir for storing an antiseptic agent, the reservoir being coupled to an applicator pad, and a defeatable membrane or barrier being interposed between the reservoir and the applicator pad. Embodiments of the device comprise a squeezable reservoir, wherein the internal hydraulic pressure of the squeezable reservoir is increased via user applied forces to thereby defeat the membrane releasing the antiseptic agent contained therein which is then absorbed by the applicator pad. The defeatable barrier or membrane is also removable or may be defeated in connection with other mechanisms according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Huibin Liu, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bryan G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9724724
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an applicator for dispensing a substance according to a desired flow rate. The applicator comprises a flexible card, a substance reservoir attached thereto, and an applicator head secured to the flexible card opposite the substance reservoir. The applicator head comprises a plurality of pores that, when secured to the flexible card, are compressed. In various embodiments, the pores are compressed by physical compression and/or by annealing. Upon flexing the flexible card along a score line, the substance reservoir ruptures and the substance is directed into the applicator head. Upon introduction of the substance to the applicator head, the pores of the applicator head expand and the substance is directed to an applicator surface of the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Eiras Medical LLC
    Inventors: T. Bradley Miner Goad, Bjoern Niklas Jemsby, Miles Graivier
  • Patent number: 9717892
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing applicator may include a liquid source for housing a liquid. An absorbent member may be adjacent to a proximal end of the liquid source, and may be configured to deliver the liquid to an external surface. An attachment member may secure the absorbent member to the liquid source, and may include a through passage to allow the liquid to flow from the liquid source into the absorbent member. A rigid member may extend outwardly from the attachment member into the absorbent member. A shield member may be positioned adjacent to the attachment member and may extend from the attachment member so as to be positioned within the absorbent member. A capillary tube may be configured to provide fluid communication between the liquid source and the liquid dispenser upon application of pressure to the liquid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 9717317
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are capsule cosmetics and a manufacturing method thereof. This invention uses a one-piece type capsule container. After a liquid cosmetic material and a porous impregnation member are put into the container to manufacture cosmetics, the container is sealed by a sealing member, so that the porous impregnation member is naturally impregnated with the liquid cosmetic material. This allows the loading or impregnation of the liquid cosmetic material to be rapidly, easily, and simply realized, thus reducing manufacturing cost of the capsule cosmetics. As a result, this invention can afford inexpensive and high-quality products to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CTK CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jin Woo Kim, In Yong Chung
  • Patent number: 9603689
    Abstract: A toothbrush is provided. The toothbrush includes an elongated shaft having a brushing head removably attached thereon configured to extend and retract the brushing head from a handle portion. The handle portion is configured to support the brushing head, a rotating assembly, and an antimicrobial assembly. The rotating assembly is configured to rotatably drive the brushing head in either clockwise rotation or counterclockwise rotation. The antimicrobial assembly is configured to sterilize the brushing head and the elongated shaft shaft when retracted within the handle portion. The handle portion further includes a control panel on an exterior face of the handle portion configured to allow a user to operate the rotating assembly and/or the antimicrobial assembly. In this way, the toothbrush allows a user to achieve optimal cleaning of his teeth without introducing harmful microorganisms into his oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Pedram Nazeri
  • Patent number: 9579647
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a free-flowing substance including a single piece pipetting tube is manufactured from plastic. The pipetting tube has an exit orifice-leading to the environment at one end and is closed at the other end. An application device proximal the exit orifice can be wetted with the free-flowing substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Patent number: 9572966
    Abstract: An external device for applying a substance to the perineum comprises: a bottom wall; and an elastic side wall extending from the bottom wall; wherein said bottom wall and side wall together form an open cup-shaped body for holding the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Lynda Trudel, Chantal Jones, Olivia Jones
  • Patent number: 9481005
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing applicator can include a container body containing a liquid and having an end with a projection; a head component cooperating with the container body and having a slot for receiving the projection; the container body and the head component being rotatable with respect to each other to enable engagement of the projection and the slot and cause breakage of the projection allowing the liquid to flow from the container body into the head component; and a radial locking system for radially locking the container body and the head component together after rotation with respect to each other. The radial locking system can include a lip-and-channel system where the lip radially slides within the channel and is retained at a far end in a fluid application position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Razmik Margoosian
  • Patent number: 9398803
    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 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Patent number: 9301890
    Abstract: A method of forming disposable absorbent articles includes forming at least two different types of absorbent articles on a single product line. Each type of absorbent article has an absorbent structure that differs from the absorbent structure of at least one other absorbent article type on the product line. The method further includes creating a visual distinction between the different types of absorbent articles and packaging the different types of absorbent articles in a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jayant Chakravarty, David Louis Zenker
  • Patent number: 9283362
    Abstract: A hand applicator of encapsulated liquids for their even distribution on surfaces includes an upper side (an impermeable membrane), a capsule of a liquid, an evenly perforated dissector, and a working side (an absorber) and is characterized in that the dissector is non-collapsible semi-rigid concave and contains the capsule. The upper side includes semi-rigid and outer membranes, and is flat and non-folding. The dissector has elevations on its inside. The impermeable membrane and capsule are permanently fixed together or have a common wall. The capsule is an easily peelable, high-barrier blister and includes an aid for opening at a predetermined location. The upper side, dissector, and working side are welded together along the edge of the applicator resulting in a rounded seam that essentially follows the spherical curvature of the dissector. The semi-rigid membrane has an aperture over the capsule and a cut-through handle with a diametric hinge and stiffeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Misha Tereschouk
  • Patent number: 9265923
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a container having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber, an application member attached to the distal end of the container, and a tearable solution reservoir disposed within the chamber, the tearable solution reservoir comprising a tearing member, wherein actuating the tearing member to tear the tearable solution reservoir brings the container, the tearable solution reservoir, and the application member into fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle W. Boone, Manuel Guzman
  • Patent number: 9138044
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush system for applying a product to a surface is disclosed. The cosmetic brush system may include a displaceable cap coupled to a handle and a group of bristles fixed to one end of the handle. The displaceable cap may be slideably or peelably coupled to the handle. The handle may include ballast to position a centroid of the cosmetic brush closer to the end of the handle. In embodiments where the displaceable cap is a slideable cap, an end cap may be fixed to the end of the handle and the slideable cap and the end cap may form a uniform elongated cylindrical shape having the same outer diameter. The displaceable cap may also include a ventilation system. By virtue of having a displaceable cap permanently coupled to the handle of the cosmetic brush system, the user cannot misplace the cap and the system is portable and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: HCT ASIA LTD.
    Inventors: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Patent number: 9079208
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated pad that is used to apply a fluid, liquid or a colloidal substance in a controlled manner onto a surface, wherein the pad comprises a top and bottom layer between which top and bottom layer at least one layer is arranged, a utility layer being arranged on an outside of the bottom layer, the top layer, at least one layer, bottom layer and utility layer being connected to form a closed storage chamber for a substance that is to be contained in the pad, where at least a part of the top and bottom layer outside and around the closed storage chamber is cut off in order to create a soft edge around the periphery of the pad, where a hinged layer, the at least one layer and the utility layer are connected around their outer edges to form a laminated pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PadTech AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 9022679
    Abstract: A unitary hand-held, single-use liquid dispenser and applicator is disclosed. A squeezable handle also serves as a reservoir for liquid. A non-forming thermoplastic film seals liquid within the reservoir. Novel weaknesses in the film can be broken on demand to create an opening for liquid to freely flow onto an absorbent pad. A user can thus dispense and apply the liquid without ever touching the liquid or the surface with his hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CaseMed Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Casey Samangooie
  • Patent number: 9011032
    Abstract: A miniature brush for dental hygiene having an elongated body having a first end in the form of a brush head and a second end, the elongated body also includes an upper elongated body surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom elongated body surface. The brush head including an upper brush head surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom brush head surface including a plurality of bristles extending from the bottom brush head surface and an anhydrous gel coupled to and extending from the bottom brush head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Schlatter
  • Patent number: 9004796
    Abstract: An application device for applying a flowable substance includes an outer shell, and inner shell, and a reservoir defined between the inner and outer shells. The outer shell has an outer circumferential wall and an outer bottom. The inner shell has an inner circumferential wall and an inner bottom defining an inner space and is sealingly received in the outer shell for telescopic movement between a closed position and a released position. At least one orifice is formed in the inner bottom of the inner shell. A closure means closes off the at least one orifice in the closed position, wherein at least one pin forming at least part of the closure means extends from the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Patent number: 8992107
    Abstract: An oral cavity cleaning device includes a stem having a mainly longitudinal extension and a pointed profile at a first end; a fluid channel enclosed within the stem and extending along such stem; a fluid reservoir operably connected to the second end of the stem to establish a hydraulic connection with the channel; and a tip having bristles and designed to be removably associated with the first end of the stem, the tip having a plurality of through holes for the passage of fluids from the channel to the area external to the tip, at the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Luigi Mangiarini
  • Patent number: 8926211
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a fluid source, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip is provided. When the frangible applicator tip is broken, fluid flows from the source to the absorbent member, whereby the fluid is applied and spread on a surface. Preferably, the frangible applicator tip comprises a support element permanently connected to the fluid source, a relatively rigid tongue element extending outwardly of the support element, and a frangible region there between. Preferably, the tongue element comprises ribs for reinforcing the tongue element to resist unintentional breaking of the frangible region. More preferably, the applicator tip comprises a semi-permeable or non-permeable cover disposed around the frangible region to control the speed and direction of the dispersion of the fluid in the absorbent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Biomed Packaging Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Publication number: 20140369737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated pad that is used to apply a fluid, liquid or a colloidal substance in a controlled manner onto a surface, wherein the pad comprises a top and bottom layer between which top and bottom layer at least one layer is arranged, a utility layer being arranged on an outside of the bottom layer, the top layer, at least one layer, bottom layer and utility layer being connected to form a closed storage chamber for a substance that is to be contained in the pad, where at least a part of the top and bottom layer outside and around the closed storage chamber is cut off in order to create a soft edge around the periphery of the pad, where a hinged layer, the at least one layer and the utility layer are connected around their outer edges to form a laminated pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: PADTECH AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen