Including Means To Apply Material-moving Force Patents (Class 401/143)
  • Patent number: 11407563
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a material having: a first surface with an orifice; a second surface opposite the first surface; a first endface comprising an annular opening; a second endface opposite the first endface; a cavity defined by the above. An actuator is anchored to the second surface and has at least a portion of a pressing pad extending through the orifice in the first surface. An inner side of the second surface comprises a contoured portion within the cavity, the contoured portion having a first end positioned toward the second endface and a second end positioned toward the first endface, wherein the contoured portion has a maximum height at or near the first end, and a minimum height at a position between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Gorilla Glue Company LLC
    Inventors: Trond Erik Tollefsen, Ryan Joseph Boudreaux, Nicholas John Wagner, Mitchell James Wagner, Ryan David Mahoney, Kevin Jay Gampfer, Jeremy Thomas Lacy
  • Patent number: 11148461
    Abstract: A writing implement is configured to dispense material onto a work surface. The writing implement includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an inner surface. The writing implement also includes a nib coupled to the first end. The nib is configured to allow the material to be dispensed onto the work piece. The writing implement further includes a pressure regulating assembly coupled to the body. The pressure regulating assembly and the inner surface define a cavity configured to hold the material. The pressure regulating assembly is moveable relative to the body in response to a pressure change within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: James G. Ballard
  • Patent number: 11064790
    Abstract: An applicator device or dispenser includes a stone applicator tip and a housing which may, in some examples, have a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The stone tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining and/or transferring thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HCT Asia Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Armando Villarreal, Courtney Frances Haley, Denis Pierre Maurin
  • Patent number: 10220334
    Abstract: A filter element (10) of a filter for fluid, in particular fuel, oil, water, urea solution or air, in particular of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, and a method for producing the same are described. The filter element (10) comprises a filter medium (14), which is designed as a filter medium hollow body (12) and is circumferentially closed at least with respect to an imaginary axis (16). On at least one end face, the filter medium (14) comprises an end body (20). The end body (20) comprises a closing section (28), which is sealingly connected at least to the filter medium (14). Moreover, the end body (20) has a central fluid opening (24) into which a tube-like connecting element (38) of the filter can be inserted. At least one sealing section (30) is provided on the end body (20) for circumferentially sealing the fluid opening (24) with respect to the tube-like connecting element (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Wagner, Robert Hasenfratz, André Roesgen, Christian Thalmann, Frank Pflueger
  • Patent number: 10172441
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a body comprising a handle and a head, the body having a cavity, and the head having at least one oral care element extending therefrom; a movable wall in the cavity that divides the cavity into first and second reservoirs, the first reservoir for storing an oral care fluid; a fluid outlet through which the oral care fluid is dispensable to an exterior of the oral care implement; a passageway fluidly connecting the first reservoir with the fluid outlet; a control valve movable between a first position and a second position for preventing and permitting fluid flow from the first reservoir, respectively; a first opening fluidly connecting the second reservoir with the exterior of the oral care implement; and a first check valve for permitting and restricting air flow into and out of the second reservoir from the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Donghui Wu, Alan Sorrentino, Robert Moskovich, Eduardo Jimenez, Kenneth Waguespack, Douglas Joseph Hohlbein, Matthew Lee Kolb, Paul Donald Carse
  • Patent number: 9242503
    Abstract: An electronic transaction card for completing a transaction is provided, the card includes an integrated stylus that can be used to sign paper receipts. In some embodiments the stylus is constructed to have a metal alloy tip that leaves an indelible mark when abraded on paper and does not require replacement or replenishing like an ink pen or pencil. In one embodiment a transaction card is provided that is substantially rectangular and at least one of the corners is shaped to define a mount that is configured to engage a stylus of the above construction for signing paper receipts. In another embodiment a transaction card is provided with a stylus for signing paper receipts having a stylus arm that is integrated into the base of the transaction card and a stylus tip of the above construction for signing paper receipts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Frederick F. Branca, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150132043
    Abstract: An improved writing instrument for applying a marking material to a surface through use of at least one ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Hunter Scarborough, Dane Scarborough
  • Publication number: 20140376983
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a depressible thermal tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The depressible thermal tip comprises a thermal applicator displaceable between open and closed positions. The thermal applicator may be depressibly coupled in a collar fixed to the housing, or the thermal applicator may be depressibly coupled in a button depressibly coupled in a collar fixed to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20140334866
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices including rotary units and rotary mechanisms that are suitable for use in numerous applications. Rotary units typically include rotational components that are configured to rotate. In some embodiments, for example, multiple rotary units are assembled in rotary mechanisms such that neighboring pairs of rotational components counter-rotate or contra-rotate relative to one another during operation of the rotary mechanisms. Rotational components generally include one or more implements that are structured to perform or effect one or more types of work as the rotational components rotate relative to one another in a given rotary mechanism. In certain embodiments, implements are configured to rotate and/or to effect the movement of other components as rotational components rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher C. Sappenfield
  • Publication number: 20140270896
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention describe a product tube applicator contains a hollow elongated tube to hold an applicator ointment, a removable cap, and an abrasive element provided on the elongated tube and/or the removable cap. The abrasive element may be utilized to prepare the epidermal surface of a user before or after applying the ointment, for example to reduce chapped skin before application of ointment. The removable cap may contain an openable cover attached to the top portion of the removable cap that remains attached to the cap and flaps open away from the cap. One or more embodiments disclose the abrasive element located on one or more of the removable cap, the hollow elongated tube, the openable cover of the removable cap, on a removable flap, under the removable flap, on a sliding sleeve and under the sliding sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Susan Green, Ryan Green
  • Publication number: 20140248074
    Abstract: A liquid applicator includes: a reservoir disposed in a barrel body and storing an application liquid such as a fluid cosmetic or the like; an application part fixed to a front end part of the barrel body by means of a joint and a front barrel so as to be put into contact with a target site to apply the application liquid to the site; and, a propelling mechanism disposed in the rear part of the barrel body to propel the application liquid from the reservoir to the application part, and wherein a delivery opening is formed in a front end of the application part and, at least, a surface of the application part around a deliver opening is formed of a high thermal conductivity material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Masafumi HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20140241782
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing applicators adapted to be mounted to a container of lubricating oil or degreaser and used to lubricate or apply degreaser to a drive chain of a bicycle or motorcycle are disclosed. The applicator housing has an open slot to receive the chain. A wear-resistant and absorbent pad is positioned within the housing to engage the chain. A conduit between the absorbent pad and the container transmits liquid to the absorbent pad such that the chain can be cleaned or lubricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Left Field Design, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Publication number: 20140234003
    Abstract: An applicator system for dispensing a product and/or operating on a cuticle of a user includes a housing having a reservoir for storing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product and a cuticle care tip. The cuticle care tip comprises one of a variety of surfaces configured to operate on a user and/or apply the product. The applicator system also includes a product delivery mechanism for dispensing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Armando Villarreal, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Publication number: 20140227450
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for applying solution to vertical members comprising a U-shaped brush head terminating in a tapered hollow receptacle for holding solution such as paint or stain and wherein the hollow receptacle tapers from the bottom of the brush head, diminishing in dimension to the elongated handle, and wherein the handle is essentially cylindrical and receives a plunger for pushing the solution into the brush head and out the egress holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Hironimus
  • Publication number: 20140199489
    Abstract: An applicator for vehicle polishing solution is provided. The user would fill the handle of the device with polishing solution and would be able to continuously polish the vehicle, dispersing the polishing solution at a controlled interval. This applicator would have a hollow tube constituting the handle of the device, which would curve approximately ninety degrees at each end. The top of the handle would have an opening to fill the device and an opening at the bottom to disperse the solution onto the sponge for application. The middle section of the handle would have a button that would enable the user to control the outflow of the solution onto the sponge. The bottom of the handle would be a ball-and-socket swivel joint that would connect the handle to a sponge mount, allowing the sponge mount to be tilted and rotated relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Sadie King
  • Publication number: 20140186092
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a body having a proximal and a distal end, a container slidably coupled to the body, a valve cap coupled to the container, and an application member attached to the distal end, wherein an interior of the container is placed in fluid communication with the application member by way of a fluid conduit that is only accessible when one of the body and the container are axially translated in an opposite direction away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick MCDONALD, MANUEL GUZMAN
  • Publication number: 20140154197
    Abstract: A packaged antiperspirant product is provided. The packaged antiperspirant product includes an anhydrous antiperspirant composition having from 40% to 60%, by weight of the anhydrous antiperspirant composition, of solids. The solids include an antiperspirant active, one or more waxes, and one or more fillers having a total concentration from about 15% to about 35% by weight of the anhydrous antiperspirant composition. The antiperspirant composition also has from about 35% to about 60%, by weight of the composition, of one or more carriers other than water, wherein the one or more carriers comprises a non-volatile silicone fluid. The package includes a container body having an interior chamber storing the anhydrous antiperspirant composition, a dome closing one end of the container body and having a plurality of apertures extending through the thickness of the dome. An elevator and feed screw are disposed within the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Frederick SWAILE, Barbara Marie MODAFARI, Elton Luis MENON, Jody Lynn HOYING, Roland STARK, Sheena Marie MAHRLE
  • Publication number: 20140050514
    Abstract: An applicator includes a squeezer for pushing out a content liquid to an applicator part, and the shape of a content liquid delivering port of the applicator part is formed to be oval or rectangular while the minor axis and major axis on the delivery port side are specified to be 0.5 to 2 mm and 2 to 8 mm, respectively. In this applicator, large-sized particles can be delivered by enlargement of the bore inside the applicator part. Further, formation of an oval delivering port allows for drawing fine lines in the minor axis direction and thick lines in the major axis direction. Moreover, provision of small-diametric projections at the front end of applicator, enables drawing of long lines and retaining of the liquid cosmetic stored between projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Publication number: 20140016987
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetics (in particular, eyeliner) and writing implements. The applicator includes an extrusion device that extrudes the content liquid to an applicator part. The applicator part has a conical part formed in an approximate conical shape. The conical part 31 has a plurality of thin disks arranged concentrically. The outside diameters of thin disks define a conical shape from a front end to a rear, and the thin disks is connected at their approximate center by an approximate cone or approximate cylinder. A plurality of grooves are formed in a front-to-rear direction of the applicator part. A liquid flow passage connected to a flow path is formed inside the approximate cone or approximate cylinder. Also, slits connecting the liquid flow passage and the grooves are formed on an outer side of the approximate cone or approximate cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Publication number: 20140010581
    Abstract: A hand-holdable painting apparatus comprising a main body with a handle, wherein the main body is arranged to removably engage with a paint applicator; and a paint reservoir receiving bay coupled to or integral with the main body, wherein the paint reservoir receiving bay is arranged to removably receive at least a portion of a paint reservoir. The main body is arranged to provide a paint flow path between an outlet of a paint reservoir in the paint reservoir receiving bay and an inlet of a paint applicator engaged with the main body. The hand-holdable painting apparatus further comprises an interlock configured to inhibit the paint reservoir receiving bay from receiving a paint reservoir unless a paint applicator is engaged with the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Martyn RILEY
  • Publication number: 20130343801
    Abstract: A high internal water phase water-in-oil emulsified cosmetic in which, in a system formed of an oil phase including silicone elastomer, polydimethylsiloxane and polyether modified silicone and a water phase including water in an amount of 60% or greater by mass. The water phase, at least, including one nonionic surfactant having an HLB value of 14 or greater, selected from a group consisting of polyoxyalkylene alkyl ethers, polyglycerin fatty acid esters, polyoxyalkylene glycerin fatty acid esters and polyalkyleneglycol fatty acid esters, in an amount of 0.03 to 0.6% by mass, is blended with pigments including an organic pigment, in an amount of 0.05 to 8% by mass. The viscosity at the shear rate of 3.83 sec?1 at 25° C. is 1 to 100 Pa·sec, as well as an applicator with an applying part having a surface roughness Ra of 3 to 300 ?m to store the cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi SAKUMA, Nobuyuki NAKAJIMA, Susumu SUZUKI, Hiroaki KOYAMA, Yuusuke KYOGOKU, Yukako SHINMURA
  • Patent number: 8529148
    Abstract: A device for applying paint includes a paint applicator and a guiding means, the guiding means consists of two guiding rollers, the axis of rotation of each roller being fixed in use such that the two axes are disposed at an angle to one another in the range from 50° to 130° . The device is particularly suitable for applying paint in a linear strip of predetermined width along architectural objects such as window sills and sashes, lintels and beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Amerik Hoek, Lennox J. Alblas, Bernard J. Den Ouden
  • Publication number: 20130216294
    Abstract: A tool for applying a cementitious mixture to a flat surface includes a head assembly for delivering the mixture to the flat surface. A housing is provided for containing a supply of the mixture and a control assembly is interposed between the housing and the head assembly for controlling the flow of the mixture from the housing to and through the head assembly. The control assembly is responsive to the housing being pressed against the flat surface to control the angle of the head assembly relative to the control assembly and to control the flow of the mixture through the head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Donal Mark MacMillan
  • Publication number: 20130209158
    Abstract: A toothbrush system has a stem and an integrated paste dispenser disposed in a protective case. The stem may be manually advanced from the protective case to position a brush head for use. While the stem is being advanced, the integrated paste dispenser delivers a line of toothpaste along the top of the brush head bristles so that the toothbrush can be deployed and the toothpaste applied to the bristles in a single step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: EZE Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Ziadeh, Braden L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130207348
    Abstract: Applicator (1) for sealants, comprising—a feed tube (7) with a supply side (5), a tubular feed part and an outflow side, wherein the outflow side comprises a nozzle (22); —a wiping blade (9) fixedly connected to the outflow side of the feed tube, wherein the periphery of the nozzle is located in the upper surface of the wiping blade and wherein the upper surface of the wiping blade has a profile formed from: an inner surface (24) bounded by two upright dikes (20), wherein the nozzle is located between the two dikes and in the inner surface, wherein the dikes and the inner surface extend to an edge (28, 30) of the wiping blade where the profile of the inner surface (24) and the dikes (20) together form a wiping edge (28) for applying and wiping sealant on an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Rene Frederik Hendrikus Smeets
  • Publication number: 20130189017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging and applicator device for applying at least one cosmetic, makeup, or care-product composition, the device comprising: a container (2) containing the composition; and an applicator member (3) that is secured to the container and that defines an application surface, the applicator member being made, at least in part, out of an inorganic material, and having at least one channel (5) passing therethrough so as to enable the composition to pass from the container to the application surface; the application surface having a surface area lying in the range 50 mm2 to 200 mm2, better in the range 70 mm2 to 150 mm2, better still in the range 80 mm2 to 100 mm2, and the applicator member (3) having a weight that is greater than 4 g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Sylvain De Raemy
  • Publication number: 20130170887
    Abstract: A micro motion poppet valve for a writing instrument provides delivery of ink with large pigment particles to a porous writing nib with minimal nib movement and relatively light actuation forces. The micro motion poppet valve includes a nib connected to a valve stem, the valve stem being connected to a valve plug. A valve body is integrally formed with a biasing element, which biases the valve stem towards a closed position. When a user presses the nib against a writing surface the valve plug moves away from a raised valve seat located on the biasing element to allow ink to flow from an ink reservoir to the nib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: Christoph Gillum, Christopher Matice, David Parrott, Anup Paul, Haskell Simpkins, Robert G. Challman, James F. Yoder
  • Publication number: 20130156487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric puff, and particularly, to an electric puff comprising: a case in which a switch is installed; a foundation container disposed inside the case; a puff portion connected to the foundation container for receiving foundation; and an actuating shaft for oscillating the puff portion back and forth by means of a motor driven by an actuation of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Gyung Hee Haan
  • Publication number: 20130078207
    Abstract: A novel artificial nail composition (gel nail composition) is provided. The artificial nail composition is curable with ultraviolet rays to form an artificial nail, and includes an ultraviolet-curable resin and pearl powder dispersed in the ultraviolet-curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MATSUKAZE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko SANBONMATSU
  • Publication number: 20130058698
    Abstract: The applicator is primarily directed to the dispensing and application of fluid products, such as soaps to a person. The applicator is designed for one hand use and is comprised of a base with a cover extending from the base. The base supports a container with the product on an upper surface and has an applicator surface on a lower surface. The base has an aperture of a defined shape on a lower surface to deliver product from the container for application to a person. Depending from the cover is a fitment for applying a force to a surface of the container to cause a valve on the container to open. The fitment is comprised of an inner portion and an outer portion with the relative movement of these portions applying the force on the container to dispense product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Lev Hasidashvili
  • Publication number: 20130011176
    Abstract: A removable waterproof enclosure (20) houses an RF control (22) and two triggers (or buttons) (24) and (26) to start and stop a drywall feed pump (16). The enclosure attaches to the power-fed drywall box tool handle(s) (28). It has a manual clamp (30) to keep it in a desired position on the handle (28) when desired. The clamp (30) also has a neutral or released position to allow it to slide freely with the user's hand for more versatility. Two triggers or buttons (24) and (26) on opposite ends of the RF enclosure (20) are used to control the pump (16) on/off from multiple hand grip positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Jeromy D. Horning, Steve J. Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20130004230
    Abstract: An improved applicator for dispensing liquids and viscous fluids comprising an applicator body, an applicator tip or applicator assembly, and optionally a filter element wherein the applicator tip or assembly has at least one of several beneficial features including a receptacle for shards, a fluid rate controlling tip, and a bubble breaking design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: OPTMED, INC.
    Inventors: Karl Dallas Kirk, III, Paul J. Mulhauser
  • Publication number: 20120321369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tooth brush implement having an articulating head region and a toothpaste dispensing body region. The head region comprises a horizontal crown hingeably connecting to a first and second perpendicular side portion. Inwardly directed bristles from the crown and side portions create an encompassing brush head adapted to contact the occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces of a tooth and gum line therebelow for cleaning and removing debris. The body region comprises an internal cavity and drive means for forcing toothpaste from the body and into the head region, wherein the head region further incorporates an internal conduit for communicating the paste onto the bristles. The drive means comprises a rotatable drive screw connected to an end cap, wherein rotation of the cap drives a ram element toward the head portion. An embodiment of the head portion further contemplates a swiveling head for angled brushing of molar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Buta Herr, Avtar Herr
  • Publication number: 20120316408
    Abstract: pH indicator compositions, solutions and suspensions and pH indicating food storage devices, medical devices and components thereof are provided for visually monitoring, detecting, and/or determining the presence of metabolic by-products from harmful or potentially harmful microorganisms. Also provided are methods of use and preparation of the pH indicator compositions, solutions and suspensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Joel R. Gorski, Ram W. Sabnis
  • Patent number: 8262306
    Abstract: A squeezable hermetically sealed vessel contains a whitening compound and an elongated applicator tip extending outwardly from the vessel. A cap closed and seals the applicator tip and the vessel, but may be removed under manual force. Once the cap is removed, the walls of the vessel may be squeezed together to urges the contents of the vessel to flow through a fluid passage through the elongated applicator tip to reach an accommodating surface. The accommodating surface may either be impregnated with a different material that reacts with the contents of the vessel upon contact or covers a chamber that in turn contains such a different material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: JBL Radical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Publication number: 20120177431
    Abstract: The functionality and design of this pen is two-fold. The first, lower component is used as a writing implement and the second, upper component is the compartment/housing unit of the lip balm cartridge. The bottom portion of the pen houses the ink cartridge and the mechanical components of the pen. The pen tip is retractable. The upper portion of the pen is the housing chamber for the lip balm. The snap-in design allows a lip balm cartridge to be loaded and unloaded from the pen. Both halves of the pen, top and bottom are connected. Twisting the pen at the union of the lower and upper components releases and retracts the pen tip. The uniqueness of this invention is its' dual usage, one as a pen and the other as a lip balm housing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew Brian Cole
  • Publication number: 20120172278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stain pretreatment agent containing a mixture of a short-chain and a long-chain polyethylene glycol and to the use thereof, and to a cleaning pen containing said stain pretreatment agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Francesca Corbellini, Elisabeth Baumgarten, Gabriele Hürtgen, Matthias Sunder, Robert Stephen Cappleman, Bernhard Banowski, Ralf Rönisch, Mathias Schriefers
  • Publication number: 20120141187
    Abstract: An eyeliner applicator of the present invention includes a pen tube, a bead, a connecting tube, a first water-absorbed member, a second water-absorbed member, a fixing means, and a retainer ring. The connecting tube has an applicator body, a pushing portion, a passage, an outer surface, and at least an abutting member. The passage comprises an upper section and a lower section. The first water-absorbed member is disposed in the upper section of the passage. The second water-absorbed member is disposed in the lower section of the passage. A density of the first water-absorbed member is greater than a density of the second water-absorbed member. The abutting member is disposed on the outer surface of the connecting tube. The retainer ring detachably clasps the outer surface. The present invention can prevent the water of ink from vaporizing and the water-absorbed members from absorbing much ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Tse Chang
  • Publication number: 20120093567
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus can be attached and detached to and from any tube container that properly fits. The tube is not part of the invention, but works with the invention as a handle and as a dispenser. When the tube is attached to the applicator apparatus, the hole of the tube in which the tubes contents come out of, meets with the hole of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus's hole is surrounded by an applicator material such as brush bristles or sponge. When the tube is squeezed, the tubes contents will come out of the hole of the applicator apparatus and be introduce onto the surrounding bristles of the brush or sponge of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus attaches to a lid. The top portion of the lid has an opening in which the applicator apparatus can be placed into. The bottom portion of the lid can have a suction cup base that is to be secured onto a flat hard surface or a pull tab that can be taken off by a humans mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Alina Kravchenko
  • Publication number: 20120093568
    Abstract: A fluid application device includes a clamp portion including two clamp arms, at least one of the clamp arms including a sponge, a reservoir to store a fluid, and a trigger to move the clamp arms towards each other when pressed a first distance and to pump fluid from the reservoir to the sponge when pressed a second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: WEED LESS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Ellsworth, Adam Christian Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20120087712
    Abstract: A kit of parts including a paint applicator and a supply part for attachment to a paint container, through which paint may be supplied to the paint applicator. The paint applicator includes an applicator head; a substantially rigid elongate support having a hollow interior for supplying paint to the applicator head; and an inlet part through which paint may be drawn into the hollow elongate support. The inlet part and the supply part are arranged to fit together such that paint may be drawn through them and into the hollow elongate support. The inlet part and/or the supply part includes an indicator arranged to indicate when they are fully fitted together for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Andrew WALKER, Daniel BONE, Jonathan ARMSTRONG
  • Publication number: 20120070221
    Abstract: A pen-like applicator contains a pen shaft having a removable cap at a first end and at the other, second end, a delivery button that acts upon a reservoir for application fluid. A protective device while being in a protected position, protects the delivery button from being actuated when the cap is on and being coupled to the movement of the cap in a way, such that the protective device is in a release position that releases the delivery button for actuation when the cap is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: FABER-CASTELL AG
    Inventor: WERNER ZAHN
  • Publication number: 20120034015
    Abstract: To quickly apply a mascara to cilia without unevenness, a state capable of applying a mascara (L) is more quickly achieved in comparison with a conventional art by constructing a guide path (34d) guiding the mascara (L) extruded from an accommodating portion (1a) as a straight linear route, and by opening an opening (4c) flowing out the mascara (L) to the external on the linear route, and the mascara (L) is more evenly distributed between adjacent arch type applying portions (4e, 4e) in comparison with the conventional art by opening the opening (4c) on the linear route as mentioned above, and by structuring an applying body (4x) for applying the mascara (L) to cilia as a plurality of arch type applying portions (4e) which are arranged in line along the opening (4c) while straddling the opening (4c) from an outer side and have an arch shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Saori KUDO
  • Publication number: 20110318085
    Abstract: A dermis applicator having a container body and a main tubular volume has one or more applicators attached to a plastic base inserted in the main tubular volume inserted within the container body. A bottom mechanism attached to the main tubular volume rotates through a single circular ridge on the interior surface of the main container body and matching indentation about the vertical upper tube of the bottom mechanism. This bottom mechanism is moveably attached to the main tubular volume through a sliding member passing through an annular stopping location. A spiral groove interior of the bottom mechanism provides a guideway for protrusions from the sliding mechanism that match the spiral groove and make the device move upwards with user rotary action. The applicators themselves are either foam-sponge devices having a refreshing liquid. Alternatively attached to and integrated with another personal care device such as a toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Victor M. Alcocer
  • Publication number: 20110299911
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Arata SASAKI, Tomonari Sato
  • Publication number: 20110293354
    Abstract: An airless applicator may deliver high/low viscosity liquids or semi-liquids, and contains a valve controlling flow between a product reservoir and an intermediate pooling area, while a narrow opening between the intermediate pooling area and a product dispensing chamber controls flow therebetween. This arrangement prevents backflow to the product reservoir, precluding an influx of contamination therein. Product delivery is by specially adapted applicator heads. In one embodiment, a plurality of prongs, and openings into the product dispensing chamber, permit application of mascara onto eyelashes. Alternating prong heights increases effectiveness in applying mascara onto all sides of a user's lashes. Other applicator heads are configured for lip product applications such as for lipstick, and for eye products such as eyeliner and eye shadow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Walter Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20110182649
    Abstract: A writing implement that includes a deformable hollow body extended along a central axis as far as one end, and an end member that includes a tubular portion which has an inner face equipped with a plurality of first projecting reliefs suitable for engaging with and radially deforming the hollow body during the fitting of the end member by engagement of its tubular portion around the end of the hollow body. The writing implement includes an inner face of the tubular portion that has a plurality of second projecting reliefs having a height measured radially from the inner face which is generally less than the height of the first projecting reliefs and is adapted so that the second reliefs apply a radial pressure on the hollow body deformed by the first reliefs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Société BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Ludovic Fagu
  • Publication number: 20110176855
    Abstract: The invention (embodiments) is intended to increase the functional characteristics of a writing implement and allow for the improved visual monitoring of writing. This is achieved in that the writing implement comprises a holder, a body with a writing unit located therein and having a rod-type writing element, and a stem part, wherein the holder of the rod-type writing element is formed from sections having an arcuate form, wherein the sections are separated from each other in steps and have different lengths and angles of inclination to the horizontal, and the rod-type writing element is mounted in inclined fashion and is offset from the axis of the implement. The technical result is also achieved in that the writing implement comprises a holder, a body with a writing unit located therein and having a rod-type writing element, and a stem part, wherein the holder of the working component has an arcuate form, and the working component is mounted in inclined fashion and is offset from the axis of the implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Murtaza Magomedgabibovich Tabiev
  • Publication number: 20110129288
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid applicator which, in its assembled state an applying part, joint, and front barrel are fixed to a barrel body front end portion, the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the inner peripheral side of the applying part rear end portion is abutted from behind against and engaged with the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the outer peripheral side of the forward part of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Publication number: 20110116856
    Abstract: A printing device is provided having a nib configured to retract into the device when pressed upon a surface, an ink supply, and ink ejection nozzles in fluid communication with the ink supply and configured to print ink upon the surface responsive to the retraction of the nib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook