In Or At Feeder Patents (Class 401/146)
  • Patent number: 9427518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump rotor for a peristaltic hose pump, in particular a medical peristaltic hose pump, with at least one actuating device, by which the pump rotor can be actuated hydraulically and/or pneumatically. Furthermore the present invention in particular relates to a medical peristaltic hose pump and to a method for actuating a pump rotor of a peristaltic hose pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Brueckner
  • Patent number: 9192953
    Abstract: A precision fluid delivery system includes a peristaltic pump, a motor, and a controller. The peristaltic pump has a fluid inlet for communication with a fluid source and a fluid outlet for communication with a tire spraying system. The motor is coupled to and configured to drive the peristaltic pump. The controller is in communication with the motor, and operates the peristaltic pump for delivery of the fluid to a tire spraying system during a tire coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Industrial Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Todd E. Hendricks, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150007843
    Abstract: A mascara application device, comprising a container for mascara a manually operable actuator, feed mechanism carried by the container to feed mascara to a loading station, in response to operation of the actuator, a belt having applicator brushes to receive mascara at the loading station as the actuator is operated, guide means to guide actuator induced belt displacement relative to the container to position the brushes for mascara application to eye lashes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • Patent number: 8905668
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator comprises a body defining a handle, the body being arranged to receive the cosmetic product, a rotatable applicator element attached to a distal end of the body, the applicator element extending transversely relative to the body and being located proximate the cosmetic product, and a driving arrangement to rotate the applicator element, thereby loading the cosmetic product for subsequent application. In an embodiment, the body is elongate so as to define a longitudinal axis, with the applicator element extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. In an embodiment, the cosmetic applicator comprises an actuating arrangement to allow a user to selectively control the position of the cosmetic product with respect to the applicator element, thereby allowing a controlled quantity of cosmetic product to be loaded onto the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Mark Edmondson, Eric Kerman, Franck Seguin, Eric Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20140270897
    Abstract: Fluid applicators for use with topical medications are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a housing and a fluid container disposed inside the housing. The example apparatus also includes a pump assembly disposed inside the housing and fluidly coupled to the fluid container. The example apparatus further includes an applicator coupled to the housing. The applicator defines an outlet and has a surface to be in contact with an application site on a person. The surface is in fluid communication with the pump assembly via the outlet. The example apparatus also includes an actuator operatively coupled to the pump assembly. Movement of the actuator from a first position to a second position is to operate the pump to dispense a dose of the fluid onto the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ABBVIE INC.
    Inventors: Linas P. Laurusonis, Edward Naguit Abante, Bryan Eliot Rolfs, Ramana Malladi, Bhimaprasad Medhal, James Blaine Wolford, Olivier Franck Currat, Martin Rathgeber, Kieron Hiuhon Tse
  • Publication number: 20140241781
    Abstract: When the cap is released, the application body that is urged to the applicator front end side slides to the applicator front end side, and in this condition, the click button is actuated in linkage by the inclined part of the click button being pushed by the application body projection so that the click button moves up and juts out from the peripheral side of the front barrel and the valve set opens at approximately the same time. Upon usage, when the jutting click button is pushed and released, the application body is slid in the axial direction by the abutment between the inclined part of the click button and the applicator body projection so as to be able to open and close the valve set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Shigeki OOBA
  • Publication number: 20130149021
    Abstract: A liquid applicator (10, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) having (i) a container (ii) for containing a supply of liquid in use; a positive displacement pump (12) in fluid communication with the container (ii) which has a variable capacity chamber for delivering a metered or measured dosage of liquid; (iii) a support housing or tube (19) which Is in flow communication with the positive displacement pump (12) and a contact device (20, 46A, 60) located adjacent to the support housing or tube (19) which is in flow communication therewith wherein metered amount(s) of liquid are delivered to a plant or other substrate. In another variation the positive displacement pump (12) Is replaced by a pump such as a bellows type pump (68) which also functions as a container for the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: George Kast
  • Publication number: 20130149448
    Abstract: A device for marking a surface, the device comprising: a body configured to store a marking substance; a guide arrangement having a first end and a second end, at least a portion of an outer surface of the guide arrangement tapering from the first end to the second end which is narrower than the first end, wherein an output path is provided through the second end at substantially the centre of the guide arrangement; an activation arrangement; and a delivery arrangement which is configured, in response to triggering of the activation arrangement, to deliver a quantity of the marking substance from the body, along the output path and out of the second end, wherein, in use, a user inserts at least the second end of the guide arrangement into an aperture in an element positioned adjacent a surface until the outer surface of the guide arrangement contacts the aperture, and the user triggers the activation arrangement to deliver a quantity of the marking substance through the second end and onto the surface to mark
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Martin Chard
  • Publication number: 20130121750
    Abstract: A handheld painting device is provided. In one example, the device includes an internal paint reservoir, an internally fed paint applicator configured to apply a liquid coating of paint to a surface, and a pump assembly configured to draw paint from the internal paint reservoir and pump the paint to the paint applicator. In one example, the device includes an internally fed paint applicator assembly configured to apply a liquid coating of paint to a surface, an elongate handle, and a paint pump assembly disposed between the paint applicator assembly and the handle, and configured to deliver paint to the paint applicator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20130114990
    Abstract: A handheld painting device is provided. In one example, the device includes an internally fed paint applicator configured to apply paint to a surface, a paint reservoir, a plunger assembly movable within the paint reservoir to deliver paint to the paint applicator, and a spring assembly configured to apply a substantially constant force on the plunger assembly over a range of motion of the plunger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Thomas Rainer Jeltsch
  • Patent number: 8434958
    Abstract: An application system is disclosed, e.g., for the application of a sealing, adhesive or other coating material having a high viscosity, for example, on vehicle bodies. An exemplary application system may include an application robot fitted with an applicator having at least one application nozzle for the coating material, and a dosing device for general dosing of the coating material applied by the application nozzle, as may be desired. An exemplary dosing device may include a screw pump or a spiral pump that is built into or onto the applicator, or into or onto a robot arm of the displacement machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar Rademacher
  • Publication number: 20110262208
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying cosmetic product is disclosed, the applicator comprising a body defining a handle, the body being arranged to receive the cosmetic product, a rotatable applicator element attached to a distal end of the body, the applicator element extending transversely relative to the body and being located proximate the cosmetic product, and a driving arrangement to rotate the applicator element, thereby loading the cosmetic product for subsequent application. In an embodiment, the body is elongate so as to define a longitudinal axis, with the applicator element extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. In an embodiment, the cosmetic applicator comprises an actuating arrangement to allow a user to selectively control the position of the cosmetic product with respect to the applicator element, thereby allowing a controlled quantity of cosmetic product to be loaded onto the applicator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING BEAUTY SERVICES
    Inventors: Mark Edmondson, Eric Kerman, Franck Seguin, Eric Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20100260531
    Abstract: An application system is disclosed, e.g., for the application of a sealing, adhesive or other coating material having a high viscosity, for example, on vehicle bodies. An exemplary application system may include an application robot fitted with an applicator having at least one application nozzle for the coating material, and a dosing device for general dosing of the coating material applied by the application nozzle, as may be desired. An exemplary dosing device may include a screw pump or a spiral pump that is built into or onto the applicator, or into or onto a robot arm of the displacement machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Lothar Rademacher
  • Publication number: 20100014908
    Abstract: A joint compound tool including a mixer, a hose, and an applicator. The mixer has a hopper and a beater positioned therein. The beater has a rotatable drive shaft that is journaled in the opposed ends of the hopper. A number of first support rods radiate outwardly from the drive shaft remote from the hopper outlet. A pair of intertwined, helical bands encircle the drive shaft and are affixed thereto by the first support rods. A number of second support rods radiate outwardly from the drive shaft adjacent the hopper outlet. A number of blades are secured to the second support rods. A motor is connected to the drive shaft for rotating the beater. A pump is connected to the hopper outlet for pressurizing joint compound received from the hopper. A hose connects the pump to a joint compound applicator having a valve assembly for controlling the flow of joint compound received from the hose and a roller assembly for applying joint compound to drywall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Shawn O. Campbell, Horace S. Young
  • Publication number: 20090269123
    Abstract: Liquids in general, and paint in particular, can be evenly distributed by a paint transfer drum having a friction-creating surface that is placed in contact with a friction-receiving surface of an endless belt that is driven (by the drum as it rotates) into and out of a container for the liquid. A scraper removes a portion of the lifted liquid from the endless belt. The scraped liquid falls upon a liquid distribution device that serves to evenly distribute said liquid laterally so that it will be evenly applied along the exterior surface of the paint transfer drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Lets Roll, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20080240841
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing fluid, such as soap for washing items such as dishes and the like, is disclosed having a piston mechanism with a seal between a piston head and cylinder. The apparatus may include a one-way valve to prevent fluid from entering a soap storage reservoir. The apparatus may include a sponge head portion for scrubbing the items, for instance, and for receiving soap dispensed by the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Katz, Goeran Jerstroem
  • Patent number: 6948875
    Abstract: A toothbrush device is provided, which includes a brush, a toothpaste storing case, and a push-button pump disposed between the brush and the toothpaste storing case; a first check valve disposed between the toothpaste storing case and the pump, a second check valve disposed between the first check valve and the toothpaste storing case, and a first spring disposed between the first and second check valves; wherein the first check valve includes a second spring and a piston in sequence in a direction away from the pump, and has a working element which includes a rod with movement grooves at a first end thereof and a securing part at a second end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Hyo Sol Jang
  • Patent number: 6808331
    Abstract: The fluid delivery/refilling system includes a unit-of-use fluid reservoir for dentifrice or medication within a head portion of a power toothbrush, which is removable from the remainder thereof. A pump element is located in the brushhead and is configured so that the back and forth movement of the brushhead in operation results in fluid moving from the reservoir to a dispensing valve located in the brushhead. The dispensing valve has an end portion which is normally closed, opening under pressure of fluid from the pump. The refilling assembly is separate from the toothbrush and is configured to fit over the top of the toothbrush. Upward pressure exerted on the toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the refilling assembly results in movement of a core element in the refilling assembly, which in turn results in a hollow needle in the refilling assembly extending into a refiller valve in the head portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Scott E. Hall, James N. Larimer, Kevin Miller, Richard Taylor, Kevin T. Underwood
  • Patent number: 6769828
    Abstract: A chewable toothbrush includes a pliable bristle anchor, bristles attached to the bristle anchor, and a handle attached to the bristle anchor. In one embodiment, the bristle anchor includes a cavity that holds a material such as toothpaste or mouthwash. When the toothbrush is chewed, the material is released from the cavity and onto the bristles. The toothbrush may be realized as a single-use disposable unit or as a multiple-use unit. The cavity in a multiple-use unit can be reloaded with material prior to each use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Frank Clark
  • Patent number: 6692171
    Abstract: A squeegee with squeegee handle and remote spraying device, includes a squeegee section having an enclosed container for holding liquid, a sprayer head, which is in connection with the squeegee section, and a surface extending in a lengthwise direction. The enclosed container has a threaded neck. The sprayer head has a threaded cap adapted for engaging the threaded neck, as well as a dispensing means for dispensing the liquid. The dispensing means includes a trigger being in connection with a conduit, a nozzle at an end of the sprayer head, and pressure inducing means for inducing a pressure change in the conduit so as to draw spraying agent into the conduit and out of the nozzle. The conduit extends through the threaded cap and into the enclosed container. There is also a squeegee blade attached to the sprayer head and being nearly perpendicular to the surface of said enclosed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: John Vito
  • Publication number: 20040028456
    Abstract: There is disclosed a travel toothbrush through which dental cream may be dispensed one-handed. The toothbrush comprises a hollow, elongated handle; a cartridge in which dental cream is stored, this cartridge being sized to fit within the hollow handle; and a brush head portion having an aperture through which dental cream from the cartridge is dispensed within and beneath its brush head portion, when a pivotable valve in that brush head portion is moved to an open position by the operator's thumb or finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Juan David Giraldo
  • Patent number: 6644878
    Abstract: The fluid delivery/refilling system includes a unit-of-use fluid reservoir for dentifrice or medication within a head portion of a power toothbrush, which is removable from the remainder thereof. A pump element is located in the brushhead and is configured so that the back and forth movement of the brushhead in operation results in fluid moving from the reservoir to a dispensing valve located in the brushhead. The dispensing valve has an end portion which is normally closed, opening under pressure of fluid from the pump. The refilling assembly is separate from the toothbrush and is configured to fit over the top of the toothbrush. Upward pressure exerted on the toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the refilling assembly results in movement of a core element in the refilling assembly, which in turn results in a hollow needle in the refilling assembly extending into a refiller valve in the head portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Scott E. Hall, James N. Larimer, Kevin Miller, Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 6547469
    Abstract: The present invention is a spray squeegee having automatic recipient surface wetting mechanism with extension and remote triggering system, which includes a squeegee section having an enclosed container for holding liquid, a sprayer head, which is in connection with the squeegee section, and a surface extending in a lengthwise direction. The enclosed container has a threaded neck. The sprayer head has a threaded cap adapted for engaging the threaded neck, as well as a dispensing means for dispensing the liquid. There is a squeegee blade and at least one wiping mechanism. One wiping means includes a wiping support that has a plurality of nozzles for wetting the wiping mechanism and is located on a side opposite the blade. Another wiping means, which may be on the blade side or the first wiping mechanism side, is tiltable and includes a clamp for holding a wiping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: John Vito
  • Patent number: 6485212
    Abstract: A swiveling handle is attached to a square, rectangular, or oval curved base plate, with curvature selected to match the curvature of a vehicle tire sidewall. A pad containing the liquid or gel to be applied to a tire is attached to the underside of the curved base plate in order to contact the tire sidewall, so that one quick circular motion of the operator's hand applies the liquid or gel uniformly to the entire sidewall of the tire. A matching holder with a curved sponge or pad for resaturating the pad on the curved base plate may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory Jay Bomgaars, Robert Anthony Terranova
  • Publication number: 20020081138
    Abstract: The fluid delivery/refilling system includes a unit-of-use fluid reservoir for dentifrice or medication within a head portion of a power toothbrush, which is removable from the remainder thereof. A pump element is located in the brushhead and is configured so that the back and forth movement of the brushhead in operation results in fluid moving from the reservoir to a dispensing valve located in the brushhead. The dispensing valve has an end portion which is normally closed, opening under pressure of fluid from the pump. The refilling assembly is separate from the toothbrush and is configured to fit over the top of the toothbrush. Upward pressure exerted on the toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the refilling assembly results in movement of a core element in the refilling assembly, which in turn results in a hollow needle in the refilling assembly extending into a refiller valve in the head portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Scott E. Hall, James N. Larimer, Kevin Miller, Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 6402410
    Abstract: The fluid delivery/refilling system includes a unit-of-use fluid reservoir for dentifrice or medication within a head portion of a power toothbrush, which is removable from the remainder thereof. A pump element is located in the brushhead and is configured so that the back and forth movement of the brushhead in operation results in fluid moving from the reservoir to a dispensing valve located in the brushhead. The dispensing valve has an end portion which is normally closed, opening under pressure of fluid from the pump. The refilling assembly is separate from the toothbrush and is configured to fit over the top of the toothbrush. Upward pressure exerted on the toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the refilling assembly results in movement of a core element in the refilling assembly, which in turn results in a hollow needle in the refilling assembly extending into a refiller valve in the head portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Philips Oral Healthcare
    Inventors: Scott E. Hall, James N. Larimer, Kevin Miller, Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20020044817
    Abstract: The fluid delivery/refilling system includes a unit-of-use fluid reservoir for dentifrice or medication within a head portion of a power toothbrush, which is removable from the remainder thereof. A pump element is located in the brushhead and is configured so that the back and forth movement of the brushhead in operation results in fluid moving from the reservoir to a dispensing valve located in the brushhead. The dispensing valve has an end portion which is normally closed, opening under pressure of fluid from the pump. The refilling assembly is separate from the toothbrush and is configured to fit over the top of the toothbrush. Upward pressure exerted on the toothbrush when the toothbrush is within the refilling assembly results in movement of a core element in the refilling assembly, which in turn results in a hollow needle in the refilling assembly extending into a refiller valve in the head portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 1999
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: SCOTT E. HALL, JAMES N. LARIMER, KEVIN MILLER, RICHARD TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 6224283
    Abstract: A fluid-containing brush (10) has a housing (11) with a generally cylindrical side wall (12) closed at one end by a base (20) carrying brush bristles (25) and at the other by a removable cap (50). The housing (11) defines a fluid reservoir and the base (20) has a central bore (21) therein closed by a valve member (32) for dispensing liquid to the brush bristles (25). A valve stem (31) extends up to an actuator button (58) formed on the cap (50). The button (58) is made of elastomeric material and is used to actuate the valve to dispense cleaning fluid. A sealing ring (64) is provided between the cap (50) and housing (11) to ensure a fluid tight connection between the cap (50) and the side wall (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Hayco Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald Hay
  • Patent number: 6092952
    Abstract: An applicator bottle which includes a hand grip neck, a trigger mounted for index finger operation of a pump, and the pump delivers liquid from the bottle. An important feature includes an upwardly canted backing plate having a sponge where in the angle of canting is about twenty to thirty degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: Jim J. Eberle
  • Patent number: 6065890
    Abstract: An improved self-contained cleaning apparatus which has a washing element and a wiping element situated in a coincidentally spaced relation to one another such that a surface is cleaned by synchronized washing and wiping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: Gene C. Weitz
  • Patent number: 6039489
    Abstract: A paste dispensing brush includes a paste reservoir and a reciprocating pump for dispensing paste on to the brush. The pump includes a housing defining a hollow stem and a housing cavity with a piston mounted for reciprocating movement within the cavity. The piston separates the housing cavity into a pumping chamber portion and a dry portion. The paste dispensing brush also includes a stem sealing arrangement which includes a sealing boss which extends into the hollow stem and a shut-off member which depends from the sealing boss into the hollow stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: ICP Corporation
    Inventors: James N. Harman, Richard J. Upcavage
  • Patent number: 6010267
    Abstract: An extended squeegee and fluid delivery system for cleaning in places that are of high elevation. A squeegee is used in connection with an extended handle. The spray system has a pump that delivers a cleaning agent through a conduit in connection with the squeegee. There is a trigger in connection with the spray bottle and near the end of the handle where the user is holding the handle. The user may then deliver cleaning agent out the nozzle by squeezing on a trigger or pull cord in connection with the handle. The handle of the squeegee may be made hollow in order to deliver the cleaning agent from the source of the agent to the nozzle in connection with the squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: John Vito
  • Patent number: 5927889
    Abstract: An automatic dispensing toothbrush is provided including a toothpaste dispenser having a coaxial bore formed along a length thereof for housing toothpaste. A ball screw is rotatably coupled in concentric relationship within the bore of the toothpaste dispenser. A ball nut plunger is screwably coupled to the ball screw and adapted to raise within the toothpaste dispenser upon the rotation of the ball screw. A rotator is rotatably coupled within the bore of the toothpaste dispenser adjacent to a bottom thereof and further coupled to the ball screw for rotating the same. Also included is a toothbrush assembly including a hollow linear rod removably coupled to the toothpaste dispenser. The toothbrush assembly further includes a plurality of bristles extending horizontally from an upper extent of the hollow rod and at least one bore formed therein. The toothbrush assembly is threadedly coupleable to the toothpaste dispenser for receiving toothpaste therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Richard J. La Flower
  • Patent number: 5918995
    Abstract: A pump toothbrush includes a brush portion, a grip portion and an intermediate arm portion. The grip portion includes a container portion for dental cleansing medium and is connected to the brush portion by way of a pump device to feed the dental cleansing medium into the brush portion through the intermediate arm portion. The pump device includes a frame portion that is arranged between the container portion and the arm portion. The frame portion is provided with a recess located perpendicularly with respect to the longitudinal axis of the pump toothbrush. An adjusting body forming an inner portion of the pump device is fitted into the recess in the frame portion. The adjusting body possesses an axial outwards open intermediate space that functions as a chamber in the pump device. The intermediate space in the adjusting body is closed by a flexible pressure membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: Juha-Pekka Puurunen
  • Patent number: 5909977
    Abstract: A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush utilizes a refillable cartridge for storing dentifrice material and a compressible elastic button for pumping dentifrice material from the cartridge to a brush head. The refillable cartridge has special adaptive features for mounting to different sized openings of toothpaste tubes to facilitate cartridge refilling and venting entrapped air.The essential components of the dentifrice dispensing toothbrush include 1) a brush head having an outlet opening therethrough and a series of bristles; 2) a pump assembly which has a pump chamber, an elastic compressible button and a base having a flap check valve; 3) a housing for attaching a refillable cartridge; 4) a refillable cartridge having an adaptive annular lip on its top opening for mating with the opening of a toothpaste tube and a plurality of shallow grooves for venting entrapped air, and a two-way follower disc for packing the dentifrice material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Patent number: 5871297
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprises an applicator portion, a handle portion, a pump, a valve, a first piston, a first resilient device, a second piston, and a second resilient device. The handle portion defines a pump support section and a reservoir. The pump support section includes the pump and a premeasure cavity. The valve is moveable between a normally closed position and an open position. The first piston moves in the reservoir and has the first resilient device biasing the piston for pushing fluid from the reservoir to move the valve to its open position so that fluid flows from the reservoir to the premeasure cavity to fill the premeasure cavity with a first premeasured charge of fluid. The valve moves back to its normally closed position after the premeasure cavity is filled. The second piston moves in one direction in the premeasure cavity and pushes the first premeasured charge of fluid from the premeasure cavity to the applicator portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventors: Thomas L. Rogers, Lydell Woods
  • Patent number: 5769585
    Abstract: A toothbrush is formed with a resilient annular pump having a conical chamber formed by an inner annular surface of the pump and two axially spaced and swingable flap valves inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the toothbrush in respective closing positions thereof and with a projection between a piston of the pump an one of the flap valves preventing automatic delivery of the paste into the chamber and creating sufficient pressure for pushing the paste toward the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Grigory Podolsky
  • Patent number: 5681125
    Abstract: A mortar applicator for dispensing mortar for masonry constructions, the mortar applicator including a manifold having a branched passage coupling an inlet aperture to a first and second outlet apertures. A first and second applicator tube are pivotally carried by the manifold in fluid communication with the first and second outlet apertures to dispense mortar on masonry construction in variable widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Antonio S. Amaya
  • Patent number: 5578327
    Abstract: A plastering machine is formed to apply and compact cement-sand mortar plaster onto a vertical wall surface. A container (30) for holding and applying mortar is attached to a frame assembly moveable along both a vertical axis and horizontal axis. The container is supported by a frame-assembly (16) which includes vertical moveable frame members (18, 20) energized by hydraulic means, mounted onto a base frame (2). The base-frame (2) is fitted with swivel caster wheels (4) and angled roller wheels (6). A vibration rod (44) is provided within the container (38). A cutter and smoothening device (42) is provided to smoothen the plaster applied to the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: Tah H. Tan
  • Patent number: 5536095
    Abstract: A squeegee with a pump supplied sponge comprising a handle having a hollow interior, the handle having an inboard region, an outboard region, an upper surface and a lower surface, the interior of the outboard region including a reservoir for the retainment of fluid, the reservoir having a fill spout to permit the receipt of fluid, the inboard region having a fluid pump positioned therein, a trigger formed in a cylindrical configuration being operatively coupled to the pump, the user depressing the trigger to activate the pump; and a cleaning head formed in a rectangular configuration, the cleaning head having a sponge extending from one end and a squeegee extending from the opposite end, an extension shaft with two open ends being coupled to the cleaning head, the first end of the shaft being coupled to the inboard end of the handle, a plurality of hoses formed in a long cylindrical configuration with two open ends, a first end of each hose being operatively coupled to the cleaning head, a second end of each
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Peter M. Diamond
  • Patent number: 5454656
    Abstract: A paint pad assembly with a pump supplied reservoir comprises a reservoir formed as a generally rectangular shaped box with a vertical back plate, a vertical front plate and four side plates therebetween. One of the side plates includes an aperture. The front plate include coupling means to permit releasable coupling with the side plates. The front plate includes a plurality of long generally rectangular shaped apertures to permit the free flow of paint therethrough. Two upwardly extending brackets are separated by a small distance. Each bracket has an aperture which includes coupling means. The brackets are positioned on the back face of the reservoir. A hose is comprised of flexible materials and formed in a long hollow, tubular configuration with two free ends. One end of the hose is coupled to the reservoir through the aperture in the side wall and the other free end is coupled to a paint supply. A handle is formed as an elongated hollow, tubular member with an open end at its lowermost extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Inventor: Richard A. Rowe
  • Patent number: 5393153
    Abstract: An automatic feed fluid dispenser comprising: a reservoir cylinder, for enclosing and containing fluid, the reservoir defining an inlet port and an outlet port; an elongated hollow shank, defining opposite inner and outer ends, each inner and outer ends defining a corresponding mouth, the outer end destined to carry transverse bristles; the reservoir outlet port and the shank member inner end mouth being interconnected; an elongated channel freely extends through the hollow shank and defines opposite first and second ends, the first end extending through the hollow shank inner end mouth and into the reservoir, the second end adapted to come in register with the shank outer end mouth; a valve is provided, for releasably closing the shank outer end mouth. An inflated balloon, or a spring-biased piston, continuously biases the fluid through the channel and toward the shank outer end mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Corporation Roch-Jean Bouthillier et Fils Inc.
    Inventors: Roch-Jean Bouthillier, Cecile Beaudoin, Antonio Diaz
  • Patent number: 5364198
    Abstract: A self contained window cleaning implement, the window cleaning implement including an elongated handle member, a squeegee member located on one end of the elongated handle member, a spray nozzle for dispensing a spray, the spray nozzle being located on the one end of the elongated handle member adjacent the squeegee member, the squeegee member extending at an oblique angle outward and downward from the elongated handle member, and the spray apparatus being located above the squeegee member, a reservoir for holding a supply of a cleaning fluid, the reservoir being attached to the other end of the elongated handle member opposite the one end of the handle member, a tube extending from the reservoir to the spray nozzle for transferring the cleaning fluid from the reservoir to the spray nozzle, and a manually actuable pump apparatus for forcing the cleaning fluid from the reservoir, through the tube, and to the spray nozzle, the manually actuable pump apparatus being located on the other end of the elongated han
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Sabaudin Skenderi
  • Patent number: 5346324
    Abstract: A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush is described which utilizes a compressible elastic button to pump a controlled quantity of dentifrice material from a replaceable cartridge to the brush head. The toothbrush locks itself to prevent further pumping of dentifrice material when its replaceable cartridge is nearly empty. The self locking mechanism eliminates the formation of voids in the dentifrice material and consequent pump failure when the spent cartridge is replaced. In one embodiment, a cover is provided which protects the brush head, bristles, pumping mechanism and other parts of the toothbrush. The cover also seals the conduit which supplies dentifrice material to the brush head to prevent it from becoming clogged with dried dentifrice material during periods of non use and to prevent accidental compression of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Patent number: 5338124
    Abstract: A water squirt toothbrush is provided which consists of a handle having a longitudinally extending fluid chamber. A head is attached to a first end of the handle having a longitudinally extending fluid channel connected to the fluid chamber and a plurality of lateral fluid passageways extending inwardly from one face and terminating in the fluid channel. A plurality of bristles extend outwardly from the one face of the head. A mechanism in cooperation with the fluid chamber of the handle and the fluid channel in the head is for squirting water through the lateral fluid passageways past the bristles to rinse off teeth being brushed by the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventors: Zorroz W. Spicer, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5271682
    Abstract: A squeegee-type cleaning device for washing windows and other structures has a holder with a brush, a support for the holder, a wiper blade adjacent the brush and a fluid supply connected by a hose to the holder. Apertures provided along the length of the holder allow fluid to be pumped from the supply along the entire length of the brush. A manually operated pump is provided to pump this fluid. The brush is pivotable relative to the support and a telescopic pole can be provided on the support to aid in cleaning of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventor: Gianluigi Realdon
  • Patent number: 5242233
    Abstract: A dispenser having a hollow body to receive a flowable material. The body is generally conical and has a wider end and a narrower end. There is an outlet at the narrower end. A spiral conveyor within the hollow body is able to rotate relative to the body. Rotation of the spiral conveys material received in the body through the outlet. The spiral conveyor is generally conical and extends into a point adjacent the passageway. At least that part of the conveyor within the extension is a flexible resilient coil in contact with, or close to, the interior of the body adjacent the bristles. In the preferred embodiment, the dispenser is a toothbrush with bristles formed on the narrower end of the body and the outlet communicating with the bristles. There are various ways in which one handed operation of the dispenser can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Yossef Sirota
  • Patent number: 5232299
    Abstract: A recirculating parts washer provides both automatic jet washing and manual, sink-type brush washing for automotive parts and the like. The parts washer, which uses a water-based detergent cleaning solution, comprises a tank for storing a cleaning solution, a housing for providing an enclosed wash area, a jet wash means providing automatic jet washing, a brush wash means allowing manually cleaning, and a pump means for selectively delivering a flow of cleaning solution to the jet wash means and/or the brush wash means. A means for decontaminating the cleaning solution and the tank is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Better Engineering Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Hiss
  • Patent number: 5139357
    Abstract: An improved pneumatic actuator for an electrical switch having a flexible diaphragm operating through a rigid disk member actuates an electrical contact when air pressure is applied to the diaphragm. A cylindrical ring acts as a guide for the rigid disk member. The rigid disk member serves to flatten the membrane and resist permanent deformation when air pressure is released from the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Terry R. Reents
  • Patent number: 5088849
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a plurality of liquids, such as for tanning, at the same time to the human body. The applicator includes a handle and an applicator head at the top of the handle. The head receives a pad for contact with the body where the liquids are to be applied. The handle has at least two chambers for separately containing the liquids. The liquids are fed from the chambers to the applicator pad for application to the body upon contact with the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Jeff H. Johnson
    Inventors: Jeff H. Johnson, Tom D. Bowers