Sealed-cartridge Receiver With Flow-establishing Means Patents (Class 401/133)
  • Patent number: 9688444
    Abstract: Single use containers designed to store and dispense liquid substances having a wide variation in viscosities. The container includes a container body that defines a storage compartment for storing the liquid substance and is provided with a neck including a seal positioned in the neck to seal a liquid substance in the storage compartment during storage. The container also includes a cap defining a recess and being adapted for engaging the neck and including structure for piercing the seal and a channel which passes through the structure for piercing the seal to the recess. An applicator is located in the recess such that the applicator and recess together define a chamber between an end of the channel and the applicator to allow liquid to flow from said channel into said chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: R.P. Scherer Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Thomas Kinsman, Timothy Scott Hansen, Kevin Colin Colangelo
  • Patent number: 9283364
    Abstract: An applicator includes a puncture protrusion disposed on an inner surface of an internal chamber of a handle of the applicator. The puncture protrusion is configured to puncture an end surface of a cartridge within the internal chamber, which cartridge contains a liquid that is resultantly allowed to flow through a passageway in the puncture protrusion toward an applicator pad for application onto a surface. Puncturing is achieved in response to rotation of an advancer including a pinion portion that tangentially engages a surface of the cartridge, which rotation is translated to longitudinal advancement of the cartridge toward the puncture protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lockwood, Andrew Nachenberg, Derek Roberts
  • Patent number: 9271861
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The device prevents a solution that is applied during a procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device includes a plastic tube that has a flap located at one end. An applicator is inserted through the tube to ensure direct application of a phenol or similar solution onto only a nail matrix. As a result, the phenol or similar solution is prevented from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150098861
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may include a body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an actuator operatively coupled to the body, a container disposed within the body, an application member attached to the distal end portion, and a valve disposed between the container and the application member. Actuation of the actuator opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member by way of a compressive force applied to the body. A method of applying a solution to a surface may include actuating the actuator, wherein actuation of the actuator applies a compressive force to the body that opens the valve and places the interior of the container in fluid communication with the application member, and contacting the application member to the surface, thereby applying the solution to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Satish DEGALA, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, II, Kenneth Michael Dokken, Aishwarya Vaidyanathan, Angel Magallon, David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp
  • Publication number: 20150050065
    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 sealing member sealing an end of the container, and a lifting member, wherein the lifting member 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 around the sealing member from the container to the fluid chamber when the container is axially translated toward the head portion and the lifting member lifts the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Manuel GUZMAN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8926212
    Abstract: A device for applying at least one product at a desired surface, for instance a human's skin. The device comprises several layers 1-6, where an impermeable front layer (1) and an impermeable utility layer (6) together with a contact layer (2) will form the outer surfaces of the device (D), between which contact layer (2) and utility layer (6) are arranged a valve layer (3), a top layer (4) and a bottom layer (5). The top layer (4) and bottom layer (5) are connected to each other through a weld (11) in order to form a storage chamber (8) to accommodate a product. Furthermore, the valve layer (3) and top layer (4) are provided with a plurality of incisions or indentations (9a, 9b), where the incisions or indentations (9a) of the valve layer are welded to corresponding incisions or indentations (9b) of the top layer to form an opening mechanism in the device (D), where the device (D) is opened when the valve layer (3) is moved relatively to the top layer (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: 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: 8899859
    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 sealing member sealing an end of the container, and a lifting member, wherein the lifting member 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 around the sealing member from the container to the fluid chamber when the container is axially translated toward the head portion and the lifting member lifts the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel Guzman
  • Publication number: 20140334865
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Razmik Margoosian
  • Patent number: 8864719
    Abstract: A needle and receiver assembly for use with a syringe cartridge filled with medicine includes a cartridge receiver having a hollow interior, an open end sized for receiving at least part of the syringe cartridge, and a closed end opposite the open end. The assembly includes a needle mounted on the receiver having a fluid passage extending between a sharp delivery tip at a distal end of the needle and a sharp access tip at a proximal end of the needle opposite the delivery tip positioned inside the hollow interior of the receiver. The assembly includes a cutter movably mounted in the hollow interior of the receiver for movement relative to the receiver and the needle to cut the diaphragm of the cartridge when received in the hollow interior of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David M. Selvitelli, Melvin A. Finke, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20140308059
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a source of fluid, 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 therebetween. Preferably, the tongue element comprises ribs for reinforcing the tongue element to resist unintentional breaking of the frangible region, and 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. Adaptive embodiments allow the generation of designs applicable to a particular medical purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140227019
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container (12) having an outer wall (16) and a membrane (34) collectively defining a first chamber (18) configured to contain a flowable material. The membrane (34) extends from the outer wall (16) at an angle. The membrane (34) has a thickness and a weld seam (40), and the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: JAMES ALEXANDER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard J. May, Philip J. Blyskal, George Clark
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140193188
    Abstract: A stick applicator for applying a liquid stored in a hard ampoule, comprising a hollow plastic stick body, designed for receiving the ampoule and having a closed end and an open end, the wall of which is sufficiently flexible to allow the ampoule held in the plastic stick body to be broken without using an implement and thereby let the liquid out into the interior of the plastic stick body, and comprising an applicator head, which is fitted on the open end of the plastic stick body and comprises a foam, felt or fibre body, wherein the plastic stick body has at least in certain portions a separate sheathing layer to increase its perforation resistance to ampoule fragments and near its open end retaining means for securely holding the applicator head and/or retaining means for securely holding the ampoule inside it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Janine Bintig, Edmund Bonna
  • Patent number: 8740488
    Abstract: A medical skin applicator apparatus includes a fluid housing having a fluid chamber for storing a medical agent and an applicator coupled to the housing. The fluid housing has a penetrable wall to permit access to the fluid chamber and release of the medical agent therefrom. The applicator includes an applicator surface for applying the medical agent to a patient. The applicator has a penetrating member adapted to penetrate the penetrable wall of the fluid housing upon achieving a predetermined coupled relation of the fluid housing and the applicator, to thereby permit the medical agent to be dispensed from the fluid chamber and applied to the patient with the applicator surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Frank A. Cable, Mark Tauer, Andrew Fetterroll
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8628265
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator includes a source of fluid, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip. When broken, fluid flows from the source to the absorbent member, whereby the fluid is applied and spread on a surface. In one embodiment, the dispensing applicator 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. Optionally, the tongue element comprises ribs for reinforcing the tongue element to resist unintentional breaking of the frangible region. Also optionally, the applicator tip includes a semi-permeable or non-permeable partial shield member disposed around the frangible region to control the speed and direction of the dispersion of the fluid in the absorbent member. Adaptive embodiments allow the generation of designs applicable to a particular medical purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Biomed Packaging Systems Inc.
    Inventors: James Brown, Janet P. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20140003858
    Abstract: The inventive applicator has a pliable plastic tube for holding a hermetically sealed crushable glass ampoule containing fluid to be dispensed from the applicator and applied by the applicator to a surface, and a pliable dispensing member mounted onto the plastic tube. The dispensing member has a dauber from which the fluid is dispensed and a protective device which surrounds a portion of the tube and is squeezed inwardly between the user's forefinger and thumb to cause the portion of the tube positioned thereunder to deform inwardly and crush the crushable glass ampoule positioned within the tube to release the fluid contained within the ampoule. The protective device guards against and minimizes the chances of users being cut by glass shards of the crushed glass ampoule when the protective device is subsequently squeezed inwardly to cause the fluid to move through the applicator to the dauber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas G. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8608397
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a source of fluid, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip. 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 therebetween. 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. Adaptive embodiments allow the generation of designs applicable to a particular medical purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Biomed Packaging Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8591130
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus having a sealed container pod which may be opened through an actuating tab. In certain embodiments the terminal end of the open package covered by an applicator surface that may be adherently affixed to the container pod. In certain embodiments, actuating tab passes through a void defined by a suitably shaped applicator surface. Certain embodiments describe a rupturable seal permitting mixing of contents within the container pod before distribution to applicator surface. A method for applying material to a desired surface, and method of applying a therapeutic substance to a desired tissue is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, Bruce Bodlak
  • Patent number: 8556529
    Abstract: An applicator includes an applicator body, an applicator pad attached at a front part of the applicator body, and a pre-loaded container of liquid received in \ the applicator body. The applicator body defines a flow path from the container to the applicator pad. The container includes a front closure portion which is openable to allow liquid to flow from the container into the flow path. The applicator body has a structure which interacts with the front of the container when the container is moved to an opening position relative to the applicator body to open the openable front closure portion. Wherein the container defines a front chamber and a rear chamber with a liquid-impermeable intermediate barrier therebetween. Wherein the container includes a longitudinal pusher element extending relatively movably between the ends of the front chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Robert Law, David John Pritchett
  • Patent number: 8550739
    Abstract: A shaving cream applicator brush system has a stationary disk, a rotatable brush body with a plurality of cartridge slots, a tapered stationary cover, and a brush head having bristles. The system has a cartridge that is inserted into the cartridge slot, with a tapered cartridge first end with a cartridge opening and a cartridge membrane that is able to be ruptured on a cartridge tip, a flat cartridge second end, a cylindrical cartridge body, and a cartridge hollow cavity inside. The cartridge has a pressure means to dispose a load of shaving cream from the cartridge through the ruptured cartridge membrane and the cartridge opening. Shaving cream is transported from a cartridge hollow cavity through a cartridge opening, through a stationary disk channel, through a stationary disk tubing extension, into the brush head for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy M. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8550737
    Abstract: An applicator device for storing and dispensing an adhesive or sealant material, which are compatible with irradiation sterilization techniques, the applicator comprising: an applicator body comprising a cutting portion to break the frangible seal of the container for the adhesive, and a grasping and squeezing portion for controlling the flow rate of the adhesive; a container for an adhesive material that is movable relative to the applicator body and is made of materials with high barrier property; and a porous applicator tip that is secured to or frictionally fits into the applicator body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Ruiz, Sr., Sheng Zhang, Martin Krauss
  • Patent number: 8534947
    Abstract: A disposable fluid applicator having a reservoir with a first membrane and a second membrane. Said reservoir containing a fluid to be dispensed. Said first membrane of the reservoir having perforations and being covered by a permeable and/or absorbent spreader. A removable tab assembly is disposed between said spreader and said first membrane of the reservoir that seals said perforations. When the tab is pulled from between said spreader and said first membrane of the reservoir the perforations are unsealed allowing the fluid contained inside the reservoir to flow out through the perforations into and through the spreader where the fluid can be applied to a desired surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ralf Prax
  • Patent number: 8511923
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a source of fluid, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip. 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. 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: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Biomed Packaging Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8491212
    Abstract: A multifunctional multi-compartment applicator for the stable storage of solid ascorbic acid and topical application of ascorbic acid in solution to the skin, the applicator having an absorbent end and an abrasive end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratoire Naturel Paris, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Castel, R. Patrick Abergel
  • Publication number: 20130156485
    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 sealing member sealing an end of the container, and a lifting member, wherein the lifting member 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 around the sealing member from the container to the fluid chamber when the container is axially translated toward the head portion and the lifting member lifts the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 2200, INC
    Inventor: Manuel GUZMAN
  • Publication number: 20130121749
    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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: THE TAPEMARK COMPANY
    Inventor: The Tapemark Company
  • Publication number: 20130101339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the application of adhesive materials, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: UDVIKLINGSSELSKABET AF 2002 APS
    Inventors: Nicolai Gaardsoe, Peter Tretow-Loof
  • Patent number: 8425136
    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: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Janet Sue Littig, Morgan Thomas Leahy, Kuang-Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 8403582
    Abstract: A package for treating a stained fabric. The package has a contact substrate having a first color and a backing layer having a second color. More than about 25% of each of the widthwise edges of the contact substrate abuts a portion of the backing layer having the second color when the package is in a generally flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Corey Michael Bischoff
  • Patent number: 8393816
    Abstract: A glow-in-the-dark marking pen that is intended for use for marking structures during search and rescue operations, particularly during a fire, is herein disclosed. The glow-in-the-dark properties of the ink are activated by breaking an inner glass tube contained within the plastic marker body and shaking it. The cap is removed and the pen can be used upon various surfaces as needed. The glow-in-the-dark ability of the ink allows others to see writing in diminished lighting environments, such as emergency personnel who wish to alert other personnel that a room of a structure is being checked or has been checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: John D. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8372937
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a two-component adhesion promoter composition for surface pretreatment, comprising two components, the first component, K1, comprising at least one hydrolyzable adhesion promoter substance A which is selected from the group comprising organosilicon compounds, organotitanium compounds, organozirconium compounds, and mixtures thereof; and the second component, K2, comprising at least one compound B which reacts with the adhesion promoter substance A or triggers or catalyzes condensation of the adhesion promoter substance A, and the first and the second components in the unopened state being present in two compartments (1, 2) separated from one another by at least one dividing wall (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Gerald Trabesinger, Gerhard Zingerle, Wolf-Rüdiger Huck, Stefan Junge
  • Patent number: 8366337
    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 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Tapemark Company
    Inventors: James M. Maloney, Patrick J. Cody
  • Publication number: 20130028651
    Abstract: A hand-held dispensing applicator comprising a source of fluid, a frangible applicator tip attached to the fluid source, and an absorbent member attached to the frangible applicator tip. The applicator may be applicable for a medical purpose. When the frangible applicator tip is broken, the fluid flows from the source to the absorbent member, spread on a surface. The frangible applicator tip may comprise a support element permanently connected to the fluid source, a relatively rigid tongue element, and a frangible region there between. The tongue element may comprise ribs for reinforcing the tongue element. The applicator tip may comprise a semi-permeable or non-permeable cover to control the speed and direction of the dispersion of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: James Brown, Janet P. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8348537
    Abstract: A medical skin applicator apparatus includes a fluid housing having a fluid chamber for storing a medical agent and an applicator coupled to the housing. The fluid housing has a penetrable wall to permit access to the fluid chamber and release of the medical agent therefrom. The applicator includes an applicator surface for applying the medical agent to a patient. The applicator has a penetrating member adapted to penetrate the penetrable wall of the fluid housing upon achieving a predetermined coupled relation of the fluid housing and the applicator, to thereby permit the medical agent to be dispensed from the fluid chamber and applied to the patient with the applicator surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Frank A. Cable, Jr., Mark Tauer, Andrew Fetterroll
  • Patent number: 8337108
    Abstract: A rigid single-use cosmetic container is provided wherein the basic elements, a tubular container and an applicator wand, are integrally formed as a unitary body. The wand extends inwardly from the top of the container into a product reservoir to form of an applicator end. The wand extends upwardly from the top end of the container to form a handle which may be provided in dimensions approximating the cap on a saleable package. An applicator, e.g., a brush, may be mounted on the applicator end of the wand. The container and wand are separated by a frangible connection in the top end of the container. When the frangible connection is broken, an opening is created in the top end of the container. The opening is sized to act as a wiper to remove excess product from the applicator when the wand is drawn from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8297866
    Abstract: A pouch comprising a top pouch layer, a bottom pouch layer sealed to the top pouch layer to form a reservoir, wherein the reservoir is configured to hold contents, and an actuator formed from a portion of the top pouch layer, wherein the portion of the top layer is sealed with a corresponding portion of the bottom layer, wherein the actuation of the actuator releases the contents from the reservoir is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Didier de Gery
  • Patent number: 8287202
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a method of dispensing an adhesive material using an applicator comprising: a body having a cavity; at least one breaking member integral with the body and having a surrounding gap, the breaking member deflectable into the cavity and having a first engagement member; an annular housing movable with respect to the body and having a second engagement member complementary with the first engagement member, the first and the second engagement members being cooperatively engageable; a reservoir secured to body and having applicator means; a retaining member between the body and reservoir; and a frangible container of adhesive material disposed within the cavity; moving the annular housing relative to the body from a first position to a second position where the engagement members are cooperatively engaged; deflecting the breaking members and breaking the frangible container; and squeezing the reservoir and dispensing adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon, Thomas A Shepard
  • Patent number: 8262305
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a package for storing and applying a liquid or semi-liquid composition to an exposed surface. The package has a body having a first side, a second side, a first end, a second end, and an interior cavity located between the first and second ends wherein the first and second sides connect the first end to the second end, and an opening at the first end. A liquid or semi-liquid composition, meant to be applied to the surface, is located and stored in the interior cavity of the body. A substrate is included over the opening of the package capable of transferring the liquid or semi-liquid composition onto the surface. In an exemplary aspect, the package further includes a cover portion positioned over the opening which encloses the substrate and seals the opening in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Uyen Tuong Ngoc Lam, Corey Thomas Cunningham