Including Means For Dispensing Material Directly To Work Surface Patents (Class 401/137)
  • Patent number: 9427079
    Abstract: Disclosed are dental dispensing tips used to deliver dental solutions to a tooth surface. One dental dispensing tip includes a body having a first end, a second end, and a fluid passageway extending from the first end toward the second end, the fluid passageway being configured to receive a dental solution therein, a brush cup provided at the second end and having a brush barrel defined therein, a brush applicator configured to be secured within the brush barrel and including a plurality of bristles, wherein a portion of the plurality of bristles extends out of the brush barrel, and a delivery cannula arranged to provide fluid communication between the fluid passageway and the brush applicator and being configured to deliver the dental solution to the plurality of bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Young Microbrush, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Korup
  • Patent number: 9400123
    Abstract: Apparatus for cleaning an array of panels includes a chassis, a fluid delivery system, a brush and a swivel mechanism. The fluid delivery system is adapted to apply fluid to an array of panels while the chassis is being moved over the array. The brush is disposed to brush the array of panels while the chassis is being moved over the array. The swivel mechanism is adapted to couple a handle to the chassis for enabling a person to use the handle to move the chassis over the array of panels while from time-to-time varying the angle at which the handle is disposed relative to the chassis. The fluid delivery system includes a plurality of nozzles disposed for applying fluid to particular portions of the array of panels before movement of the brush over the particular portions of the array while the chassis is being moved over the array, regardless of the direction from which the chassis is being moved over the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew Franklin Barna
  • Patent number: 9212476
    Abstract: An applicator for gel-form products, in particular a toilet cleaning product is provided. The applicator includes a receiving space for a first gel-form product, the receiving space comprising a first orifice and a second orifice. The first orifice releases the gel-form product and the second orifice accommodates a piston movable in the receiving space, by means of which the gel-form product may be forced through the first orifice. On the applicator, around the first orifice of the receiving space, at least three spacer elements are arranged that are configured such that, when the applicator is pressed onto a, in particular ceramic, toilet surface to which the gel-form product is to be applied, a gap A is formed between the first orifice and the surface and the gel-form product may flow freely around the spacer elements on discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Mühlhausen, Detlef Lehmann
  • Patent number: 9044852
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent cleaning material, such as bristles, and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleaning solution. The pad/cleaning solution may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleaning solution or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleaning solution when that pad/cleaning solution is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble
    Inventors: Adam Robert-George Shafer, David William Schuller, Igor Ivanovich Zemskov, Rainer Bernhard Teufel, Richard Lee Lane, Sun-Jan Alan Huang
  • Patent number: 8974133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing device (1) for dispensing glue or adhesive onto a substrate surface for the laying of floor coverings, in particular parquet or laminate in board format, comprising a glue cylinder (103) into which at least one pouch filled with glue or adhesive can be inserted, and comprising a plunger (10) which is disposed such as to be axially displaceable within the glue cylinder (103) so as to compress a pouch located within the glue cylinder (103) and so to push its contents out of the glue cylinder (103), an electric drive (9) being provided which is coupled to the plunger (10) in order to displace the plunger (10) axially within the glue cylinder (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verwaltungsgesellschaft Fuggerstrasse GBR
    Inventor: Thomas Schreitter Ritter von Schwarzenfeld
  • Patent number: 8926208
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus, and in particular a fluid delivery or steam mop, comprises a handle and a base housing pivotally attached to the handle. The base housing can be used in two positions, whereby opposing sides of the base housing can selectively engage a surface to be cleaned. A manifold can pivot relative to the base housing, such that fluid can be delivered to the surface to be cleaned in both of the two use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve M. Johnson, Maxine Braun
  • Patent number: 8834055
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent bristles and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleanser. The pad/cleanser may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleanser or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleanser when that pad/cleanser is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hirotaka Uchiyama, Mimi Gizaw Daniel, Glenn Allen Bradbury, David William Schuller, Agnes Elaine Wells, Michelle Lynn Borman, Aaron Fredrick Dubas, Adam Robert-George Shafer
  • Patent number: 8820229
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for applying markings, particularly to springs, that are clean (ink in self contained storage units), allows quick color changes and reduces wasted ink or paint. An application means that does not dry out during short down time periods, keeps up with production rates, and is cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Marking
    Inventors: Michael A. Grattan, Jeffrey Brown, Norton Delidow, Michael Krieg
  • Patent number: 8814456
    Abstract: A device employed by a user for applying a self-adhesive product to a surface may include an outer housing configured for gripping by a single hand of the user, the outer housing having a distal end, and a volume of self-adhesive product disposed within the outer housing. An automatic dispensing mechanism is disposed within the outer housing and operatively coupled to the outer housing and the volume of self-adhesive product, the automatic dispensing mechanism configured to advance at least a portion of the volume of self-adhesive product through the outer housing distal end in response to a manual actuation force applied to the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Schultz, Michael E. Klinkhammer, Steven A. Zach, Russell B. Wortley, William J. Rice, Doraiswami Jaichandra, Mark D. Duennes, Keith C. Kristiansen, Jeffrey E. Butler, Jr., Thomas Van Dyk, David A. Demar, Roland Charriez, John Kiely, John Anastasiadis
  • Patent number: 8757912
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Patent number: 8747006
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a flat box finisher for applying mud (or mastic or joint compound) over taped joints on walls and ceilings. Usually, paint or wallpaper is then applied over the finished mud. The flat box finisher has no external springs, but has at least one internal support bar which acts as a spring for applying pressure to a corresponding dry wall finishing handle affixed to the flat box finisher. The internal support bar is surrounded by the mud while the device is in use. As a result of having no external spring, the flat box finisher may be reduced in size for smaller jobs or difficult to reach areas of a room. The internal support bar may also eliminate problems with external springs, such as the spring wearing out or becoming damaged during use or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Drywall Master Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Payne
  • Patent number: 8684619
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent bristles and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleanser. The pad/cleanser may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleanser or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleanser when that pad/cleanser is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hirotaka Uchiyama, Mimi Gizaw Daniel, Glenn Allen Bradbury, David William Schuller, Agnes Elaine Wells, Michelle Lynn Borman, Aaron Fredrick Dubas, Adam Robert-George Shafer
  • Publication number: 20140057059
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a wall covering material to a wall surface. The apparatus comprises a body containing a reservoir for holding a portion of stucco material and a dispensing port extending therethrough, a handle extending from the reservoir and a vibrator for vibrating the reservoir. The method comprising introducing a quantity of material into a reservoir, locating the reservoir proximate to the wall surface, providing a vibration to the reservoir and moving the reservoir in the direction along the wall surface to apply a portion of the material to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Vernon Victor Daubert
  • Publication number: 20140050513
    Abstract: A device used for the placement mortar or similar type substances in a specific location. Those locations could be brick, block or other places where mortar and other similar materials are used in construction and repair of masonry structures and objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8641309
    Abstract: A surface treating implement (10) according to the invention comprises a body (14) comprising a container receiver (36) and a nozzle assembly (26) comprising a fluid conduit fluidly (72) connected to the container receiver (36). At least one container (16) is selectively mounted to the container receiver (36) and contains a predetermined amount of a treating composition and has a dispensing opening (102) in fluid communication with the fluid conduit (72). A handle (12) is associated with the body (14). The nozzle assembly (26) is mounted to the body (14) for selective displacement a predetermined distance to release the treating composition from the container (16) through the fluid conduit (72) and onto a surface to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Perry, Herbert J. Vanderbilt, Kevin Haley, Donald J. Mahaffy, Justin Benacquisto, Kelli A. Cain, Kenneth M. Lenkiewicz, James A. Krzeminski
  • Publication number: 20130266361
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush having a handle connected to a extendable support arm that is connected to a brush head. The brush head has bristles attached thereto and a delivery port formed within the brush head between an underside of the brush head and a top of the brush head adjacent a cavity holding the toothpaste gel. This toothpaste gel sitting atop a concavity on top of the brush head. A thin deformable plastic cap is attached to the brush head such that it surrounds the toothpaste gel. Further, the handle is hollow and permits the insertion of the support arm therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8449212
    Abstract: A floor tool including a handle, a mop head, and a fluid reservoir. The handle includes first and second opposite ends through which a longitudinal axis of the handle extends. The mop head is coupled to the second end of the handle. The fluid reservoir is coupled to and carried by the handle at a location between the first and second ends of the handle and has a center of mass offset from the longitudinal axis. A portion of the handle is offset from the longitudinal axis more the center of mass of the fluid reservoir. Additionally, the portion of the handle is located between the fluid reservoir and the first end of the handle such that the portion of the handle is located above the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Craig Conner, Mark Cors, Nicholas Reback, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20130017337
    Abstract: Disclosed are flat boxes, tools, and methods for dispensing drywall joint compound, for example, into joints between sheets of drywall on a building interior surface or for finishing drywall. Various embodiments include a stopper or opening cover to block the opening to dispense the drywall joint compound, at least one guide that holds the opening cover substantially parallel to the back plate, holds the opening cover against the back plate, and allows the opening cover to slide along the back plate when moved by an operator of the flat box to block or unblock the opening to dispense the drywall joint compound, and a cover control mechanism that controls movement of the stopper or opening cover in relation to the back plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: CINTA TOOLS, LLC
    Inventors: Werner L. Schlecht, David T. Roman
  • Patent number: 8342087
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for applying markings, particularly to springs, that are clean (ink in self contained storage units), allows quick color changes and reduces wasted ink or paint. An application means that does not dry out during short down time periods, keeps up with production rates, and is cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Marking
    Inventors: Michael A. Grattan, Jeffrey Brown, Michael Krieg, Norton Delidow
  • Publication number: 20120301208
    Abstract: A cleaning system comprises a first type of scrubber head having a first type of attachment mechanism and a second type of attachment mechanism and a second type of scrubber head having the first type of attachment mechanism and the second type of attachment mechanism. A first type of cleaning pad may be releasably mounted to either the first scrubber head or the second scrubber head using the first attachment mechanism. A second type of cleaning pad may be releasably mounted to either the first scrubber head or the second scrubber head using the second attachment mechanism. One scrubber head comprises a base comprising a first section and a flexible section. An assembly is movably mounted on the base such that the assembly may be moved to make the flexible section active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Hughes, Clayton Kirschner, Joseph Sexton
  • Patent number: 8302615
    Abstract: Applicator for a cosmetic product on the skin, intended to be mounted on the body of a container containing the product to be applied, comprising a support strip, means of application borne by the support strip, and fastening means by clipping of said support strip along the body of the container, in such a way that this container forms a handle for using the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 8235621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grout dispensing system comprising: a suction mechanism that draws grout material into an elongated tube; a dispensing channel attached to a first end of the elongated tube; a suction handle extending through the elongated tube, where the suction handle draws grout into the tube when moved in a first direction and dispenses grout into the dispensing channel when moved in a second direction; a plurality of dispensing tips disposed below the dispensing channel; and a squeegee on one side of the dispensing channel. In one exemplary embodiment, the suction mechanism includes a suction cup at one end of the suction handle, where said suction cup is within said elongated tube; a suction opening at a lower end of the elongated tube; and a suction tube extending from the suction opening. The distal end of suction tube lies in a deposit of grout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Vernon Robinson
  • Patent number: 8186898
    Abstract: A plural nozzle cleaning implement. The nozzles are oriented inwardly, to provide a converging spray pattern. The converging spray pattern provides more coverage of the target surface, which increases residence time of fluid sprayed onto debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn Allen Bradbury, Keith David Fanta
  • Patent number: 8142094
    Abstract: A floor mop for cleaning a surface by wet mopping in which the mop has a spray nozzle mounted in the mop head. There is a handle connected to the mop head by a universal joint. A cloth is removably mounted on the under surface of the mop head for easy replacement when it is soiled or worn out. A fluid tank is mounted in the mop head. A pump is connected to the fluid tank. A wireless signal generator is mounted on the handle for sending a wireless signal to a receiver in the mop head for activating the pump for spraying fluid onto the surface to effect wet mopping when the wireless signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan Kaleta, Mark Kaleta
  • Patent number: 8128303
    Abstract: An atomizing fluid dispenser for delivering, via a spray nozzle, a substantially equal metered dose of fluid material for each dispensing operation. The fluid dispensing device includes a container with an interior fluid storage region therein. A metering housing, when depressed, generates a one-way flow from the interior fluid storage region of the container that serves to fill the predetermined volume of the chamber within the metering housing. When the metering housing is depressed a second time a substantially equal volume of fluid is dispensed from the container, while upon release, the metering housing is refilled by drawing fluid from the fluid storage region. A spray nozzle or atomizer is attached to the exit port of the dispensing device so that the liquid is delivered in metered fashion in spray form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Christopher S. Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20120034282
    Abstract: An exfoliating dentifrice composition is described that contains a plurality of granules and an orally acceptable vehicle. The granules include at least one polymeric binding agent. The composition includes at least one abrasive agent having an average particle diameter of 0.01 mm to 4 mm. Also included are methods of exfoliating an oral cavity soft tissue by use of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Evangelia Arvanitidou, Joe Vazquez, Ying Yang, Qing Claire He, Mary Horchos
  • Publication number: 20110311296
    Abstract: A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Michael David Sanders, Tom Patrick Collins
  • Patent number: 8079770
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for a cleaning tool. In one embodiment, the fluid delivery system includes a reservoir, a first conduit and a second conduit coupled to the reservoir and adapted to selectively dispense fluid from the reservoir, wherein an end of the second conduit is moveable relative to the first conduit to dispense fluid in a plurality of directions. In another embodiment, the fluid delivery system includes a reservoir adapted to contain at least one fluid, a first conduit coupled to the reservoir adapted to selectively dispense fluid from the reservoir, and a second conduit coupled to the reservoir adapted to selectively dispense fluid from the reservoir independent of the first conduit. In another embodiment, the fluid delivery system has a reservoir with a first and second outlet wherein the second outlet selectively dispenses fluid from the reservoir independent of the first outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Fredi D. Widmer, Axel Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20110211901
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system usable in an oral care implement and a reservoir containing a flowable substance. A capillary channel formed of one or more wicking or capillary members extends through at least a portion of the oral care implement to deliver flowable substance(s) through one or more outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, the rate of fluid flow through the capillary channel is different in at least a first flow section than in a second flow section. In another embodiment, the rate of flow between flow sections of the wicking member is different than in at least one of the flow sections. A variety of flowable substances can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits, such as fresh breath, tooth whitening, tooth sensitivity, plaque and/or tartar control, or producing sensations of heat, cool, or tingling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Sharon Kennedy, Madhusudan Patel, John Gatzemeyer, Eduardo Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20110155161
    Abstract: A non-therapeutic method of cosmetically treating human keratinous material, the method including applying to said keratinous material a probe composition suitable for interacting in predefined manner with the keratinous material, using an apparatus to detect automatically any interactions between the probe composition and the keratinous material, and automatically performing cosmetic treatment on the keratinous material as a function of the manner in which the probe composition has interacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Henri Samain
  • Patent number: 7966930
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for applying markings, particularly to springs, that are clean (ink in self contained storage units), allows quick color changes and reduces wasted ink or paint. An application means that does not dry out during short down time periods, keeps up with production rates, and is cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Marking
    Inventors: Michael A. Grattan, Jeffrey Brown, Michael Krieg, Norton Delidow
  • Publication number: 20110052305
    Abstract: A hand held gel pack includes a gel pack, containing a fluid; a plurality of perforations on a surface of the gel pack that allow the fluid to be released; a material covering the surface of the gel pack that is permeable to the fluid; an elastic band, adapted to wrap around a palm of a user's hand; and an attachment mechanism to releasably attach the gel pack to the band. The user may squeeze the container with the hand to release the fluid. The attachment mechanism may be a hooks-and loops attachment mechanism on a second surface of the gel pack, generally opposite the surface having the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Julie Leros
  • Publication number: 20110033224
    Abstract: A device for application of a self-adhesive product, wherein the device operates with at least a first step and a second step. The first step and second step being temporally separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Schultz, Michael E. Klinkhammer, Steven A. Zach, Russell B. Wortley, William J. Rice, Doraiswami Jaichandra, Mark D. Duennes, Keith C. Kristiansen, Jeffrey E. Butler, JR., Thomas Van Dyk, David A. Demar, Roland Charriez, John Kiely, John Anastasiadis
  • Patent number: 7850383
    Abstract: A walk-behind floor finish applicator wherein a mop with a handle is connected to the applicator, yet is readily removable therefrom. This allows the mop to be used as a component of the walk-behind applicator for applying floor finish to easily accessible areas in one instance, yet allows the mop to be used independently for application of floor finish to not so easily accessible areas. The applicator is adaptable to receiving bag in the box floor finish, thus reducing cleaning time. The applicator employs a minimum number of disposable parts thus making it economical to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Michael S. Joss
  • Patent number: 7841795
    Abstract: A cleaning device comprises a main body having a first side provided with a first opening defining a first accommodating space, and a second side provided with a second opening defining a second accommodating space; a squeezable wiper whose first end penetrates the first opening and is retained in the first accommodating space and whose second end is outside the main body; a shield connected with the first opening so that the second end of the wiper is received in the shield; a cleaning liquid bottle received in the second accommodating space and comprising a nozzle portion having a spraying hole; and a cap having a first side connected with the second opening and provided with a third opening, through which the nozzle portion extends to be received in the cap, and a second side having an aperture communicating with the third accommodating space and corresponding to the spraying hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Kuan-Di Huang
  • Publication number: 20100272496
    Abstract: To provide a fluid feeder of an applicator having a structure that allows a fluid to flow into a tubular member and be positively pressurized at the time of an ejecting operation, which can readily eject the fluid even if the fluid becomes unlikely to flow out and which allows the user to readily use over a long period of time even if a high-viscosity fluid is used. In the fluid feeder of an applicator, at the time of the closed state, the periphery of a base of a rod-like part comes into hermetic contact with the inner peripheral surface of a fore part of a tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kouhei Miyamoto, Tadashi Kouriki
  • Patent number: 7794165
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for applying floor finish. The system can include a back or other pack configured to hold one or more containers of liquid floor finish, a wand applicator, and metering valve. The wand applicator can include handle and conduit. The conduit can provide fluid communication of floor finish from the container to a floor. The metering valve can be configured to controllably provide fluid communication of floor finish through the conduit and to release floor finish onto the floor. In an embodiment the system also includes a cleanout coupler. In an embodiment the system also includes a filter configured to filter the floor finish. In an embodiment, the backpack includes a grip configured for carrying the backpack. In an embodiment, the backpack includes positioning portion or surface configured to support portions of the container. In an embodiment, the backpack includes padded attachment apparatus configured to support the backpack on a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Balz, Wesley Nelson, Brian Carlson, Darren Jahnke, James P. Gardner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7775736
    Abstract: A portable conversion washing device includes a pole, a brush support having a soap container, a brush, and a soap dispensing device that has a soap plug that plugs a dispensing opening, an actuator that moves the soap plug away from the dispensing opening whereby soap is dispensed out of the soap container, and a return device that moves the soap plug back to the dispensing opening. The washing device also includes a running water supply device having a first pipe connected to a running water supply hose, a second pipe that is in fluid communication with the first pipe, an angle adjusting device that adjust the angle between the first pipe and the second pipe. The second pipe has a tapered water conduit, a water flow plug that is moved along the conduit, and a water flow shaft that moves the water flow plug within the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: James In Song
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100086342
    Abstract: Provided is a cleaning device handle that includes two chambers or hollow elements, in which fluid is transferred from one to the other before being sprayed out. In one specific device, one of the two chambers or hollow elements is slidable into the other, and each includes a one-way valve. In another, all or substantially all of the apparatus is enclosed within a tubular outer housing to result in a look and feel that is nearly identical to a conventional non-spraying mop/cleaner handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Dan Blom
  • 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: 7670073
    Abstract: A device, for applying a flowable medium to a surface, includes a container, equipment to be worn on a back, a hose and a hose adapter, which can attach the hose to an outlet opening of the container, and which includes a ventilating element. The device further includes a handle having an end to which a wiping or applying device is mounted. The equipment includes a mounting plate attached to supporting straps to hold the container; and the container includes coupling elements for coupling the container to the mounting plate. A duct of the device extends from a first end of the hose, such that, when the hose is attached to the container, at the first end thereof, by the hose adapter, the duct conducts the flowable medium, from the container, to an outlet of the handle, which outlet is spaced apart from the wiping or applying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Leo Fernschild, Heiko Faubel, Karl-Heinz Rogmann, Ulrike Scheuvens
  • Publication number: 20090317166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing a product, comprising a container (1) for a product, on which there is mounted an application head (3) and a removable protective cap (5) which covers the head (3), the cap (5) comprising a lateral skirt (7) which is substantially in alignment with the walls of the container (1) when the cap (5) covers the application head and which has, at the free end thereof, means for fixing to the container. The device according to the invention is distinguished in that the application head (3) comprises at least one active portion (11) which is fixed to a support and which is orientated in a direction which is inclined relative to the axis of the container and whose dimensions are such that it is completely received in the cap when the cap is fixed to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: FIGIE LUXEMBOURG S.A.
    Inventor: Gerard GIEUX
  • Publication number: 20090311029
    Abstract: A dispenser including a container portion and a dispensing and frictional engagement assembly, arranged for sealing engagement with the container portion, the dispensing and frictional engagement assembly including a resilient, flexible washing engagement portion and a manually controllable dispensing outlet assembly arranged to dispense a liquid from the container portion at a location spaced from the resilient flexible washing engagement portion, the resilient flexible washing engagement portion being isolated from the interior of the container portion whereby backflow of liquid from the flexible washing engagement portion normally is prevented from entering the interior of the container portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Ron T. Guttmann
  • Publication number: 20090294489
    Abstract: A nozzle for applying filler material within a groove is provided that includes a plate member, an orifice through the plate member, a guide member for engaging the groove, and a pliable attachment. The orifice is in communication with a supply of the filler material. The guide member protrudes from the plate member and has a width less than the groove. The pliable attachment has a channel with an angled portion for directing the filler material into the groove. The nozzle may also be used independent from the attachment. Also provided is a method for applying filler material into the spaces between tiles. The method include steps directed to the preparation of the filler material, such as combining a cementitious material with a plasticizer in order to form an admixture that has a viscosity making it suitable for application through the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Gene Keohan
  • Patent number: 7621686
    Abstract: A device, for applying a flowable medium to a surface, includes a container, equipment to be worn on a back, a hose and a hose adapter, which can attach the hose to an outlet opening of the container, and which includes a ventilating element. The device further includes a handle having an end to which a wiping or applying device is mounted. The equipment includes a mounting plate, which is attached to supporting straps, to hold the container. A duct of the device extends from a first end of the hose, such that, when the hose is attached to the container, at the first end thereof, by the hose adapter, the duct conducts the flowable medium, from the container, to an outlet of the handle, which outlet is spaced apart from the wiping or applying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Ecolab GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Hans-Leo Fernschild, Heiko Faubel, Karl-Heinz Rogmann, Ulrike Scheuvens