Including Means For Discharging Material Alternatively To Tool Or To Work Surface Patents (Class 401/136)
  • Patent number: 9687133
    Abstract: A pressing spray mop includes a mop rod, a mop head, a water tank seat, a spray mechanism installed at the water tank seat, and a water tank installed on the water tank seat. The water tank seat includes a hollow housing, and two support half casings encapsulating the spray mechanism after having been joggled and placed in the hollow housing, and forming a movement space corresponding to a water drawing member of the spray mechanism. The hollow housing includes a through connecting hole disposed correspondingly to the movement space. The mop rod includes a rod body, a penetration opening disposed on the rod body, and a pressing pin extended into the movement space via the through connecting hole. The pressing pin is driven and displaced by the mop rod in the movement space and presses the water drawing member to cause the spray mechanism to perform spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: JIAXING JACKSON TRAVEL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xue Lin Zhu, Jing Li
  • Patent number: 8931971
    Abstract: A cleaning pad (28) is disclosed. The cleaning pad (28) includes a base sheet (202) bonded to a fiber mat (203) and exhibits improved debris retention without leaving a residue on a surface to be cleaned when a volatile additive is applied to the pad (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Schwarz, John R. Wietfeldt, David A. Hoadley
  • Publication number: 20140079463
    Abstract: There is provided a cosmetic container with improved sealing performance to prevent a leakage of a substance in a liquid or gel state while being not used. The cosmetic container includes a body containing the substance, a discharge tip coupled with an inlet of the body, via the discharge tip the substance being discharged outwards, a transfer nozzle provided on the body and the discharge tip to become a transfer path of the substance, a cap fitting an outside of the discharge tip to be detachable and covering an outlet of the discharge tip not to expose the outlet outwards, and a valve unit automatically preventing a path of the transfer nozzle not to supply the substance to a discharging portion of the discharge tip when closing the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8510874
    Abstract: A toilet plunger cleaning system wherein a toilet plunger is provided having a handle with an inner chamber and a plunger head. The handle chamber has a reciprocating cylinder filled with a cleaning fluid. A plurality of circumferentially spaced normally closed holes are provided in the handle communicating with holes in the cylinder. A lever on the exterior of the handle is activated to align the holes in the cylinder with the holes in the handle to release fluid about the lower portion of the handle and the plunger head to clean and/or sanitize the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Carol Duboc
  • Patent number: 8157466
    Abstract: A cleaning device having a handle, the handle having a cleaning pad assembly capable of pivoting between a cleaning position and a rinsing position. The handle of the cleaning device may further comprise a conduit for directing the flow of a liquid from a liquid input to a liquid output, the liquid output being capable of direction either though the cleaning pad to wet the cleaning pad or at a surface to rinse a surface. The cleaning device may further comprise a valve, the valve being operable to control the flow of water through the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Idea Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mueller, Patricia Mueller, Garrett Butrym
  • Publication number: 20110076088
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a liquid personal care product, the package comprising: a body for grasping with a user's hand; an applicator comprising an applicator base and a skin-contacting portion extending from the applicator base to a first height; at least one dispensing conduit comprising a central longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end comprises an inlet that is in fluid communication with the body, wherein the distal end extends from the applicator base, wherein said distal end comprising at least one orifice, wherein said central longitudinal line does not intersection said at least one orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: David Matthew Groh
  • Patent number: 7891898
    Abstract: A cleaning pad (28) is disclosed. The cleaning pad (28) includes a base sheet (202) bonded to a fiber mat (203) and exhibits improved debris retention when a liquid is applied to the pad (28) or the surface to be cleaned. The pad (28) is preferably used with a cleaning system that includes a fluid source (30) in communication with a cleaning tool (22) such that fluid may be selectively applied to a surface to be cleaned or directly to the fiber mat (203) of the cleaning pad (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Hoadley, Mark M. Gipp, Miles William Noel Hember
  • Publication number: 20110033222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tube type cosmetic case. According to the present invention, there is provided a tube type cosmetic case where cosmetics are discharged through a discharge hole by pressing a tube. The tube type cosmetic case includes a stationary body, a nozzle, and a rotary cap. The stationary body is fitted to an end of the tube, and includes a fixing shaft formed at a central portion thereof and spiral grooves formed from an upper end thereof to a middle portion thereof. The nozzle includes an outlet and protrusions, and ascends or descends by the rotation of the protrusion. The central portion of the outlet is opened, the protrusions are formed on an outer peripheral surface of the nozzle and fitted to the spiral grooves, cosmetics are discharged through the outlet, and the fixing shaft is inserted into the outlet. The rotary cap includes a through hole opened at an upper end thereof and vertical guide grooves formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joong-Hyun Ki
  • Publication number: 20110033223
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetics container with a puff rotatably mounted on a container body. The cosmetics container of the present invention has a container body for containing liquid cosmetics and having a discharge port for discharging the cosmetics outside, a supporting member mounted rotatably on an outside of the container body and a puff assembled on an outside of the supporting member and rotating together with the supporting member. According to the present invention, the cosmetics container is provided that dressing the cosmetics is very convenient and the user can dress the cosmetics uniformly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Sam Kim
  • Publication number: 20100239354
    Abstract: A cosmetic pen has a rotary assembly, a pen tube and a discharge assembly. The rotary assembly has a rotary seat, a threaded rod, a drive part and a plunger. The threaded rod is mounted movably in the rotary seat and has an end. The drive part is mounted around the threaded rod. The plunger is mounted rotatably around the end of the threaded rod. An end of the pen tube is connected to the rotary assembly. The discharge assembly is connected to another end of the pen tube. The rotary seat is rotated to drive the threaded rod to push cosmetic liquid out of the discharge assembly. Since the elements of the rotary assembly are simplified production efficiency increases while costs are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: George Chen
  • Publication number: 20100143022
    Abstract: A cosmetics container structure comprises an outer tube having an actuating chamber and a receiving chamber. A control assembly includes a coupling cylinder having a button opening at the center and multiple obliquely-cut pieces with sliding surfaces alternating with clearance grooves at the internal surface thereon. A button post has a first toothed-collar defining the opening edge with protrusive blocks disposed above. An actuation assembly includes a rotary tube, a spring element, and an insert seat. The rotary tube has a second toothed-collar equipped with high and low stop surfaces, and a conjoining cavity at the bottom. The insert seat has a screw-threaded bore disposed at the bottom. A push rod has a rod body defined by an external-threaded section and identically shaped like the conjoining cavity thereof. Thus, the button post can be simply pressed by single hand to squeeze out filling substance for easy and economical application thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ko-Chen Shih
  • Patent number: 7722273
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having on a bottom a cleaning operation surface, a holding portion arranged on the side opposite the cleaning head, a pipe for coupling the cleaning head and the holding portion, and a valve opening and closing device provided to the pipe so as to be able to hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The holding portion includes a lever coupled to the valve opening and closing device so as to open and close a first valve of the first container or a second valve of the second container. A spout of a second ejection nozzle for ejecting the second fluid containing an allergen inactivator is located, for example, at a height of about 30 cm or more from the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Akemi Tsuchiya, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 7708484
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having on the bottom a cleaning operation surface and a valve opening and closing device that is connected to the cleaning head and can hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The cleaning implement further includes a first circulation path through which the first fluid is ejectable from the cleaning head and a second circulation path through which the second fluid is ejectable by interrupting the first circulation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 7708485
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having a cleaning operation surface on a bottom, a holding portion arranged on the side opposite the cleaning head, a pipe for coupling the cleaning head and the holding portion, and a valve opening and closing device provided to the pipe so as to be able to hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The holding portion includes a lever coupled to the valve opening and closing device so as to open and close a first valve of the first container or a second valve of the second container. A first ejection nozzle can eject the first fluid forward of the cleaning head, and a second ejection nozzle can eject the second fluid rearward of the cleaning head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Publication number: 20100098480
    Abstract: An airless type cosmetics vessel, in which, in order to suck a gel type cosmetic from a vessel body into a cylinder chamber, an axial valve primarily opens an inlet passage and closes an outlet passage according to stepwise upward movement of a piston and an axial valve, and the piston is further moved upwards, thus sucking the cosmetic into the cylinder chamber, and, in order to discharge the cosmetic from the cylinder chamber, the axial valve is primarily moved downwards so as to close the inlet passage and open the outlet passage, and the piston is further moved downwards, thus compressing the cosmetic in the cylinder chamber and discharging the cosmetic from the chamber, so that a precise cosmetic suction and discharge operation can be executed by the stepwise suction and discharge actions of the axial valve and the piston, separately provided, without malfunctioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Jae Sam BYEON
  • Patent number: 7682097
    Abstract: A device for applying a cleaning or polishing solution to a surface and wiping the solution over the surface includes a rotatable valve that allows for the dispensing of the solution through either a nozzle that sprays the solution in front of a disposable sponge-like pad secured to the device, or directly into the pad for application to the surface by the pad. The device also includes a rearward opening that releasably receives a container of the solution to be dispensed from the device. When the container is empty, the container is removed and replaced in order to allow the device to be used in a generally continuous manner for cleaning and polishing the surface. The disposable pad connected to the device may also include a cleaning surface capable of picking up dust, dirt and other debris in addition to applying the polishing and cleaning solutions to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Douglas P. Gundlach
  • Patent number: 7599052
    Abstract: A defect marking device includes a flaw inspection device which has a plurality of light-receiving parts that identify reflected lights coming from an inspection plane of a metal strip under two or more of optical conditions different from each other; a signal processing section that judges the presence/absence of surface flaw on the inspection plane based on a combination of reflected light components identified under these optical conditions different from each other; and a marking device which applies marking that indicates information relating to the flaw on the surface of the metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Uesugi, Shoji Yoshikawa, Masaichi Inomata, Tsutomu Kawamura, Takahiko Oshige, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Akira Kazama, Tsuneo Suyama, Yasuo Kushida, Shuichi Harada, Hajime Tanaka, Osamu Uehara, Shuji Kaneto, Masahiro Iwabuchi, Kozo Harada, Shinichi Tomonaga, Shigemi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7455469
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a fluid, such as paint, to a surface. The apparatus includes an adjustable spray nozzle which can be adjusted both in position and in direction, allowing the fluid to be sprayed either onto a roller or directly onto another surface or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Wayne Langdon
  • Patent number: 7306389
    Abstract: The spreader has a housing for receiving a first receptacle and a second receptacle. The first receptacle is a cartridge of fluid, such as paint. The second receptacle is a manifold having a secondary reservoir, a meter, and a spreading material. Paint is transferred from the first receptacle to the second receptacle via a main conduit, with a pair of pistons acting upon the main conduit between a pair of one directional check valves. The pair of pistons may be replaced by a button pump having two one way valves. The manifold is slideably engaged to the housing such that manifolds having different conduit arrangements, larger conduits, different meters, different spreading materials, and different end portions, may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Master Stroke Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: George H Wakat
  • Patent number: 7264414
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a cradle (2) including generally upright sidewalls (4, 6), a handle (40) having a top and a bottom, and a plurality of sheets (30) releasably attached to the bottom of the handle (40), such that the plurality of sheets (30) faces the cradle (2). The cradle (2) can house a reservoir (14) containing a liquid product. The handle (40) is positioned by the upright sidewalls (4, 6) of the cradle (2) and is supported by the cradle (2). The liquid product can be dispensed from the reservoir (14) onto the surface of the outermost sheet (50) of the plurality of sheets (30). That sheet (50) then can be used to apply the liquid product to a surface, and can be removed and discarded after use, revealing a fresh sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent B. McReynolds, Michael C. Fryan, Douglas A. Soller
  • Patent number: 7004658
    Abstract: An advanced cleaning system having a handle portion with a proximal end and a distal end, a cleaning head portion, the cleaning head portion adapted for use with a removable cleaning pad, and a cleaning fluid reservoir fluidically coupled to the cleaning head portion such that cleaning fluid is controllably allowed to flow via gravity onto the surface to be cleaned adjacent the cleaning head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, Douglas J. Minkler, Francis J. Culang, Danielle J. Couts
  • Patent number: 6905553
    Abstract: The present invention involves a solvent vapor transfer device for holding an absorbent pad, which receives and disperses solvent vapors over a lacquer-based residue on a textile. A solvent is poured or dripped into an absorbent pad portion of the vapor transfer box, from which solvent vapors are released. The solvent vapors pass through the vapor transfer box and concentrate in a vapor chamber over the lacquer-based residue and textile. As the solvent vapors come into continuous contact with the lacquer-based residue, the residue begins to dissolve and soften. Upon sufficient dissolution, minute quantities of the liquid solvent may be applied directly to the partially dissolved residue and quickly suctioned into an extraction vacuum. This process may be repeated as necessary to achieve complete removal of the residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn T. Rodeback, Edward E. Durrant
  • Patent number: 6491463
    Abstract: A fluid applicator system includes a container member that has a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that extend upwardly from the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the perimeter wall define an interior space. The container member has top portion coupled to the perimeter wall. The top portion has an aperture that extends therethrough. The container member is for storing a fluid to be applied. An extension member is substantially hollow and elongate. The extension member has an interior in environmental communication with the interior space of the container member. An applicator assembly is operationally coupled to the extension member such that fluid stored in the container member is flowable through the extension member to an exterior surface of the applicator assembly, the applicator assembly is for applying the fluid to skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Patricia A. Richard
  • Patent number: 6217244
    Abstract: A sponge mop includes a post extending through a top of a frame and the frame has two extensions on each of which a roller is connected. A sponge is located between the two rollers. A lever handle is pivotally connected to the post and a link is fixedly connected between the lever handle and the ridge. A tank is connected to the post and receives cleaning detergent therein. An outlet extends from a lower end of the tank and is engaged with the hole in the frame. A seal member is removably engaged with the outlet and a control assembly is received in the tank. A lower end of the control assembly is connected to the seal member and an operation handle on a top of the control assembly is engaged with the top hole so that when rotating the operation handle, the detergent flows to the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventors: He-Jin Chen, Chia-Yi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6213665
    Abstract: A hand held dosing and dispensing device for the pretreatment of fabrics is provided. The dosing and dispensing device has a hollow container for storing a liquid. The hollow container has at least one container wall and an inlet. The inlet includes an opening and an inlet wall which extends into the hollow container from the container wall of the hollow container. The inlet wall substantially encircles the opening of the inlet to prevent liquid discharge through the inlet during pretreatment of a fabric. A discharge is attached to the hollow container for dispensing the liquid therethrough for the pretreatment of fabrics. In addition, the opening can include a plurality of flexible and resilient tabs extending radially toward the center of the opening. The tabs are adapted to engage at least a portion of a bottle to secure the dosing and dispensing device to the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christophe Nicolas Degoix, Terence Graham Curtis
  • Patent number: 5908256
    Abstract: A combined actuator and bottle for storing a fluid and applying the fluid, includes a container having an opening; an elongated tube having a longitudinal axis, the tube being located in the opening, and the tube being slidable along the longitudinal axis relative to the container and being sealed against the container so that an intake end of the tube is located within the container and an outlet end of the tube is located outside the container; the tube having a duct extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the tube, the duct forming a fluid connection between the outlet end of the tube and the intake end that is situated within the container; an applicator head mounted at the outlet end of the tube and having an applicator member receiving the fluid from the outlet end of the tube and supplying the fluid to a dispensing opening thereof having an axis which is substantially transverse to a sliding direction of the tube; and a valve assembly mounted in the applicator head, the valve assembly in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Inventor: Melvin Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5846011
    Abstract: A bottle (1) for storing a fluid and for applying the fluid to a human body comprises a container (2) having an opening; and an elongated rod member (11) having a longitudinal axis, the rod member (11) being located in the opening, and the rod member being slidable along its longitudinal axis relative to the container (2) and being sealed against the container (2) so that an inner end of the rod member (11) is located within the container (2) and an outer end of the rod member (11) is located outside the container (2). The rod member (11) has at least one duct (15) extending at least partially in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the rod member (11), the at least one duct (15) forming a fluid connection between an outlet at the outer end of the rod member (11) and an orifice that is situated within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Melvin Bernstein
    Inventors: Melvin Bernstein, Richard Ross
  • Patent number: 5784744
    Abstract: A portable shampoo device includes a handle housing having a battery-containing region and a cleaning-fluid containing region preferably including a pump for the selectable ejection of quantities of the cleaning fluid. The portable shampoo device also includes a motor housing including a multi-speed direct current motor having a power shaft output. The motor is in electrical communication with electrodes of the battery-containing region of the handle housing. Various different cleaning and drying brushes may be selectably coupled to a distal end of the power shaft output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventor: Steven Toran
  • Patent number: 5702194
    Abstract: Water flow through the main body and a cover of a cleaner is regulated by a flow guide having an L-shaped flow groove which permits water flow through the cleaner to be selectively terminated or directed through either a straight outlet for direct contact with an object to be cleaned or through a spray outlet of the main body for flow down and around an invertible cleaning block through an annular space formed in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: Shih Hsiung Hsu
  • Patent number: 5595451
    Abstract: A painting apparatus having a spray gun connected to one end of an extension handle, both a roller and a spray nozzle having a plurality of nozzles connected to the opposing end of the extension handle, the spray gun connected to the spray nozzle via a connecting hose. The painting apparatus permits an operator to adjust the spray pattern of a composition such that the composition is disposed on a surface, the roller, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Dunlap & Codding, P.C.
    Inventor: William E. Harrison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5425589
    Abstract: A two-piece tool inter-connected by a flexible soap water tube (12) which will perform a quick and clean car wash, void of soap film or streaks. The user simply rinses off the loose dirt and cools down the hot metal surface of a section of the car with one piece of the tool held in one hand (FIG. 18), and then washes with the other piece of the tool held in the other hand. The user again rinses with the other tool in the opposite hand to remove the soap before it dries leaving a soap film or streaks. This process is repeated until the last section of the car is completed. The user can expect about five car washes from one ounce of liquid soap before refilling and will find easy control of the rinse water flow rate and pattern whereby conserving soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventors: Glenn L. Griffin, Grace E. Griffin
  • Patent number: 5181633
    Abstract: A container for bulk material includes a hollow glide body provided with inner walls forming an orifice opening into a bottom of the container, outer walls formed shorter than inner walls and a distribution cone formed with respective walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Bergwerksverband GmbH
    Inventors: Raymond Weber, Wolfgang Wunnenberg
  • Patent number: 5169252
    Abstract: A cleaning implement is provided with an internal valve for automatic water shut-off which can be regulated by hand. The implement connects to a conventional water supply, for example, a garden hose. When the valve is open, water is supplied through a removable sponge or brush to a surface to be cleaned. The valve is opened when two portions of the implement are pivoted with respect to each other. This can be done by pressing the sponge or brush against a surface to be cleaned, pivoting the two portions of the implement and thereby opening the valve. Alternatively, the two portions can be held by handles, one in either hand, and pivoted to open and close the valve. An opening is provided in the brush or sponge to allow water to stream from a nozzle to the surface to be cleaned, unobstructed. A soap dispenser is also incorporated into the implement. The nozzle and soap dispenser direct fluid from the user when the implement is held in the hands. The implement may be used with other fluids not water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Chappell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilmore H. Chappell
  • Patent number: 5165882
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism for sealing an aperture formed through a housing of a closed vessel is disclosed. The sealing mechanism includes a bolt having a threaded shaft portion and a flange portion. A seating portion is formed on the outer opening of the aperture and a rotation preventing portion is formed on the surface of the seating portion. A washer is disposed on the seating portion. The washer is made of a metal softer than the material of the housing. When the bolt is rotated the washer contacts the flange portion of the bolt. The axial force of the bolt causes the washer to engage the rotation preventing portion. The rotation preventing portion deforms the washer and prevents the washer from rotating. Therefore, the inner end surface of the washer does not rub against the surface of the seating portion. As a result, adequate sealing is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Shigemi Shimizu, Yoshihiro Ochiai
  • Patent number: 4859102
    Abstract: A hand-held cleaning implement. An ergonomically shaped, hand-held body allows attachment of a brush and sponge. The body is provided with a first and a second digitally operated valve button that allows water, provided by an external source, to flow through the brush or the sponge, at the user's option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventor: Naji Chamieh
  • Patent number: 4552476
    Abstract: A combination tool for use in vehicle washing is disclosed in two embodiments. The tool combines a foaming brush wherein water (or water plus detergent) is cascaded from the brush base through its bristles and a cleaning wand wherein a narrow stream of high pressure water is emitted from a terminal nozzle. The tool provides for the brush housing to fit about the wand and be positioned at a distance from the wand's nozzle end when the combination is used as a wand but allow the wand to be drawn into the brush housing to be seated at the base of the brush so its output also serve to supply liquid to the brush. In both embodiments mechanical bias in the form of a helical compression spring positioned in the housing and about the wand keep the housing away from the wand end or alternatively latched in place at the base of the brush and a baffle is provided to convert the high pressure stream to a flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventors: Patrick T. Heraty, Michael Heraty
  • Patent number: 4508465
    Abstract: An apparatus attachable to the end of a garden hose for cleaning paint from paint rollers and the like. The apparatus includes a first nozzle having a generally arcuate shaped opening for delivering a gentle stream of water to soak the paint roller and to remove the bulk of the paint adhering thereto. The arcuate opening can also function as a scraper to help remove paint from the roller. A second high pressure nozzle is provided to direct a jet of water against the roller. The jet of water is designed to penetrate the fibers of the roller to loosen embedded paint and to impart a spinning motion to the roller, thus causing the paint and water to be spun off of the roller. One or move valves are provided in the apparatus to control the flow of fluid to the two nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Inventor: J. Berkeley Orton
  • Patent number: 4419393
    Abstract: A method of applying a band of liquid adhesive in which the adhesive is spread by a resiliently flexible tapering applicator portion having an adhesive-guiding surface which extends to a narrow terminal spreading surface, the adhesive-guiding being concave about an axis which extends transversely of the spreading surface. The spreading surface is brought into contact with a workpiece, a pool of adhesive from an orifice in the adhesive-guiding surface is formed against the spreading surface, the applicator portion is caused to flex so that a portion of the adhesive-guiding surface extends along the workpiece surface, and relative movement between the workpiece and the applicator portion is brought about so that the adhesive is spread. An applicator head and an apparatus are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond Hanson
  • Patent number: 4082587
    Abstract: There is described a method for road surface marking with tape material, including the steps of forming an essentially bituminous primer layer on such surface and then pressingly laying a prefabricated tape material on said primer layer, such layer being formed with an essentially thermoplastic composition containing at least 60% by weight of solid thermoplastic substances fluidified for intimately contacting the road surface. The layer is capable of quickly solidifying to a viscosity of at least 10.sup.3 - 10.sup.4 cP for receiving the tape material and then up to at least 10.sup.5 cP within 30 seconds to provide a bond between the tape and said surface capable of resisting horizontal stresses of at least 1.5 Kg/cm.sup.2. Thereafter, the later further hardens at ambient temperature resist to a stress of at least 3 Kg/cm.sup.2. There are also described devices for applying such composition and tape and for melting the said solid thermoplastic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Inventor: Ludwig Eigenmann