Including Rupturable Means Or Sealed-cartridge Receiver Patents (Class 401/132)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8899858
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing applicator has a container body holding liquid, a longitudinal axis for rotation and an offset projection located to avoid traversing the longitudinal axis. The applicator also has a head component receiving an end of the container body and has a slot system for receiving the offset projection. The container body and the head component are rotatable with respect to each other to cause the offset projection and the slot system to engage and break the offset projection, allowing liquid release through the head for application. The applicator may have an axial locking system and a radial locking system for locking the container body and the head component together at various positions for improved stability, alignment or reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Razmik Margoosian, Viken Afarian
  • Patent number: 8864399
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a body defining a pocket, a closed ampoule received in the pocket, an integrated protective device attached to the body and enclosing the pocket, a lever projecting from the body, at least one tappet that bears against an external surface of the pocket and fractures the ampoule when the lever is pivoted, and an application member secured to the body, wherein an interior of the pocket is placed in fluid communication with the application member by way of through-holes provided in the integrated protective device. A method for manufacturing the applicator assembly includes rotating the protective device from an open position into a closed position to enclose the ampoule in the pocket before the application member is attached to the body so that the fluid to be dispensed will flow through the protective device and contact the application member when the ampoule is fractured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Guzman, James P. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20140301765
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an application pen for dispensing a liquid, in particular in a planar manner, comprising a hollow pen body made of plastic having a closed end and an open end and an applicator head sitting on the open end of the pen body, which applicator head has a foam, felt or fiber body, wherein the applicator head has an end section that fits into the open end of the pen body and mechanical fastening means for positive-locking and/or friction-locking engagement with the outer circumference of the end section of the applicator head are provided on the pen body and designed in such a way that the mechanical fastening means effect the positive and/or frictional lock without substantial deformation of the end section of the applicator head protruding into the open end of the pen body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Dana Maiwald, Dominique Burkard
  • Patent number: 8852231
    Abstract: Fluid applicators utilizing a cutter and an ampule containing fluids, such as topical adhesives, and methods for safe, sterile, one-time use of fluid applicators for expressing fluids, such as wound sealing adhesives, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bergen Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Mach, Richard Costa, Mitchell Tung
  • Patent number: 8851781
    Abstract: A brush, in particular a toothbrush, comprising a head part with a cleaning structure featuring bristles, a hand part and a neck part, and a cavity located in the head or neck part comprising at least one outlet opening for an active substance. In one embodiment, the cavity incorporates an active substance element, which contains the active substance in a carrier material and releases said substance in a controlled manner when it comes into contact with water. In another embodiment, the cavity is adapted to the shape of an active substance element by means of defined external contours. The volume of the cavity is preferably 1-2 times and no more than 4 times greater than the volume of the active substance element, ensuring that the latter is preferably surrounded by water during use. This allows the active substance to be effectively metered and ensures the brush is easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Trisa Holding AG
    Inventors: Armin Bartschi, Peter Gross
  • Patent number: 8840332
    Abstract: Mascara sample dispenser applicators have a mascara applicator including a rod and a tip for applying the mascara to the eyelashes of the user. A receptacle contains a small amount of mascara and includes both a first opening through which the rod passes and a second opening through which the applicator tip is pushed out by translation of the rod relative to the receptacle, allowing the user to apply mascara. The second opening may be hermetically sealed by a film that cannot be returned to its original position or condition after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Patent number: 8827583
    Abstract: A method for delivering toothpaste to a user includes providing a toothpaste droplet having a dissolvable outer membrane defining a volume with toothpaste inside the volume, where the outer membrane includes a body portion configured to anchor to bristles of a toothbrush, where the outer membrane is formed from dissolvable film strip technology and a plurality of extensions on the outer surface of the body section of the outer membrane, placing the droplet onto the bristles of the toothbrush, releasing the toothpaste from the outer membrane into the bristles of the toothbrush, and cleaning the teeth with the toothpaste. In one aspect of this embodiment, the plurality of extensions forms irregularities on the outer surface of the body section of the outer membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dental Development Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne R. Solan
  • Patent number: 8821059
    Abstract: To make a cosmetic container convenient, a closing part 6b of a discharge cylinder 6 closes an insertion hole 2h of a middle cylinder part 2 and seals a cosmetic A when a moving part 3 is positioned at a first stopping position, the discharge cylinder 6 protrudes by a predetermined length from an end face of the insertion hole 2h and slits 6c of the discharge cylinder 6 are exposed when the moving part 3 is moved from the first stopping position to a second stopping position separating in an axial direction, so that a user can visually confirm that the cosmetic can flow out through the slits 6c, the discharge cylinder and a discharge cylinder opening part 6a, and the moving part 3 is left at the second stopping position, so that the cosmetic A can securely flow out without variation when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventors: Arata Sasaki, Tomonari Sato
  • Patent number: 8814455
    Abstract: A cosmetic device for applying makeup onto the lip area. The cosmetic device includes a top layer. The top layer includes a cosmetic applicator. The cosmetic device also includes a bottom layer aligned with and attached to the top layer. The top and bottom layers are attached in a two-dimensional manner so as to seal the cosmetic applicator and a product area between the top and the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Debra Golden
  • Publication number: 20140234008
    Abstract: A hand applicator of encapsulated liquids for their even distribution on surfaces includes an upper side (1) (an impermeable membrane), a capsule (10) of a liquid, an evenly perforated dissector (12), and a working side (3) (an absorber) and is characterized in that the dissector (12) is semi-rigid concave and contains the capsule (10). The upper side (1) may include semi-rigid (5) and outer (6) membranes, and is flat and non-folding. The dissector (12) may have elevations (14) on its inside. The impermeable membrane (13) and capsule (10) may be permanently fixed together or have a common wall. The capsule (10) may be an easily peelable, high-barrier blister and include an aid for opening at a predetermined location. The upper side (1), dissector (12), and working side (3) may be welded together along the edge of the applicator resulting in a rounded seam that essentially follows the spherical curvature of the dissector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Misha TERESCHOUK
  • Patent number: 8801312
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a head portion having a proximal, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a fluid chamber, a container slidably coupled to the body, a breakable membrane sealing an end of the container, and a hollow puncture mechanism, wherein the hollow puncture mechanism is mounted in the interior portion of the head portion and an interior of the container is placed in fluid communication with the application member by way of a fluid conduit that is formed through the hollow puncture mechanism from the container to the fluid chamber when the container is axially translated toward the head portion and the puncture mechanism pierces the breakable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Guzman, Kyle W. Boone, Miguel Rivera
  • Patent number: 8794858
    Abstract: A hand-held dispenser handle for use with tubular containers, especially unit dose or single use containers, of various liquids or viscous fluids, which provides enhanced flow and locus control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: OptMed Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dallas Kirk, III, Paul J. Mulhauser
  • Patent number: 8790031
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, a container having a closed proximal end, an interior, and an open distal end, wherein the container is coupled to the proximal end portion, a material bonded to the open distal end and sealing the interior of the container, and an application member attached to the distal end portion, wherein the interior of the container is placed in fluid communication with the application member by way of a compressive force applied along circumferential areas toward the distal end of the container. A method of manufacturing an applicator for applying a solution to a surface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. McDonald
  • Patent number: 8783451
    Abstract: A disposable sterile breakable vial includes a handle section and a vial section which are completely separable in response to a manually applied separation force. The vial section includes a sterile void dimensioned to contain a unit dose of a sterile therapeutic topical agent. An elongated member comprises a proximal portion supported by the handle section and a distal portion provided with a sterile applicator element, such as a brush. At least the applicator element is completely enclosed within the vial section with the applicator element immersed within the therapeutic topical agent. A hermetic seal between the handle and vial sections maintains sterility of at least the vial section prior to handle and vial section separation. Complete separation of the handle section and the vial section exposes the elongated member and the applicator element for topical application of the therapeutic agent saturating the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorens F. Slokovic, Julie L. Gremal
  • Patent number: 8777504
    Abstract: A tool that is useful for cleaning and disinfecting the attachment surfaces of a fluid connector device used in medical applications, the tool having a housing with an opening of defined shape and a chemically treated flexible insert positionable inside the housing that substantially conforms to the inside wall of the housing and, when placed over the attachment surfaces of a fluid connector device, can be manipulated axially and rotationally relative to the attachment surfaces to contact, clean and disinfect the surfaces. Some embodiments can also be used for topical cleaning of skin or other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu, Steven E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8764332
    Abstract: An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements. The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Douglas J. Hohlbein
  • Patent number: 8747005
    Abstract: An oral care implement generates cavitation within the oral cavity. One or more cavitation cleaning elements may be located in the head area of the oral care implement. The cavitation cleaning element vibrates at a frequency that produces cavitation of fluids within the oral cavity. The oral care implement may include an elastomeric cavitation cleaning element. A cleaning element may be configured to vibratory release an oral care substance from a container; and a body for gripping the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: James Herbert Kemp, Malcolm Williams
  • Patent number: 8734042
    Abstract: An oral care toothbrush includes a handle having a head at one end of the handle, the head having at least one cleaning element. The head has at least one oral care dispenser. The oral care dispenser is configured to release an oral care material within about five seconds when exposed to water at a temperature of about 35° C. to about 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, James R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140133896
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement that includes a handle configured for user manipulation, a head having a plurality of agent housing regions, the first agent housing region housing a first agent and the second agent housing region housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20140133895
    Abstract: A nail polish removal device includes a hollow applicator handle and an applicator tip. The applicator handle has an applicator end and an opposite end and releasably contains a nail solution. The applicator tip is removably attached to the applicator end of the applicator handle. The nail solution saturates or passes through the applicator tip when released from the applicator handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Netrisa Takesha P. Dockery
  • Publication number: 20140126949
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8714855
    Abstract: A package for treating stained fabric. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Janet Sue Littig, Morgan Thomas Leahy, Kuang-Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 8696227
    Abstract: An applicator that dispenses a predetermined dose of topical anesthetic to a zone of tissue. When tissue is contacted, the topical anesthetic applicator also releases a visible spectrum temporary marking agent that generates a target for the preoperative injection of a numbing dose of local anesthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Thaddeus Carter
  • Publication number: 20140064818
    Abstract: A lotion container is described. The container includes a sealed outer edge that defines a cavity adapted to store an amount of lotion sufficient for a single application; and a set of notches that define a removable section of the lotion container, wherein at least one notch from the set of notches severs a portion of the sealed edge such that the lotion is able to be dispensed from the cavity if the removable section is separated from the lotion container. A container adapted to store and dispense lotion includes a cavity adapted to store lotion sufficient for a single application; an integrated applicator spout extending out from the cavity; and a removable section adapted to allow stored lotion to be dispensed through the applicator spout. A lotion kit includes multiple single-use lotion containers; and a fastener adapted to be coupled to one or more of the single-use lotion containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: John David Burton
  • Patent number: 8663177
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to improved devices, systems, kits, products and methods related to topical medicament application of measured dosages. The kits and devices can single use and/or disposable for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Anal-Gesic LLC
    Inventor: Barry S. Fogel
  • Patent number: 8662780
    Abstract: The container for fluid products, particularly creams, ointments, pastes, lotions for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use, comprises a containment body for containing a fluid product which has an exit mouth for the fluid product, a closing element for closing the mouth, and an applicator element associable with the containment body near to the mouth and suitable for dispensing the fluid product exiting from the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lameplast S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 8662779
    Abstract: A dispenser for fluid material that facilitates spreading of the fluid material is disclosed. The dispenser can comprise a unitary construction, or can be composed of a plurality of components that can be fastened together. Disposable cartridges containing fluid material can be attached to the dispenser, and the material within can be dispensed on a surface. The dispenser provides metered dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner
  • Patent number: 8651761
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a substance is described, where the package includes a stiff sheet that has a score formed on and traversing the first surface. The package also includes a flexible sheet defining a cavity for receiving the substance between the stiff sheet and the flexible sheet. The package also includes an applicator having a porous material pad, where the applicator is attached to the stiff sheet over the score by two hinges. The stiff sheet is configured to be folded about the score to cause the substance to be expelled from the cavity through a metering hole into the porous material pad and the two hinges allow the porous material pad to remain generally flat as the stiff sheet is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Tapemark Company
    Inventors: James M. Maloney, Patrick J. Cody
  • Patent number: 8641310
    Abstract: A replacement cartridge for a safety razor includes a dispensing head and a reservoir for a flowable shaving aid material. A removable shield is between the reservoir and the dispensing head and the shield interrupts fluid communication between channels of the reservoir and the dispensing head when the shield is in place. Fluid communication is permitted when the shield is removed. Removal of the shield is a onetime event. The shield can be a thermoplastic film. A razor cartridge can be disposed adjacent the dispensing head and the housing of the razor cartridge can be integrally formed with the housing of the dispensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery ComaPNY, Inc
    Inventor: Andrew J Pennella
  • Publication number: 20140030003
    Abstract: A package for treating stained fabric. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The package can have a tie layer joining the contact substrate to a fluid distribution layer, which is joined to the backing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Lloyd Keith STEPHENSON, JR.