Actuated By Work-contacting Roller Or Ball Patents (Class 401/147)
  • Patent number: 10398210
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing having a reservoir for containing a product. An applicator tip is coupled to the housing and has an applicator and a product delivery passageway extending through the applicator tip and terminating at an opening in the applicator. A thermal storage mechanism is disposed on the applicator spaced from the opening in the applicator and provides an application surface for contacting a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe, Adrian C. Apodaca
  • Patent number: 9907384
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a fluid comprises a housing and a resilient liner adapted to hold the fluid disposed in the housing. A fluid transfer mechanism is in fluid communication between the liner and an applicator assembly mounted on the housing for dispensing the fluid on the skin of the user. The applicator assembly includes an actuator movable relative to the housing so as to activate the fluid transfer mechanism when the actuator is reciprocated. A fluid delivery element is held in contact against skin of a user for applying the fluid onto the skin. The fluid delivery element is supported on the actuator to be movable together with the actuator by varying contact pressure with the skin. Each movement of the actuator generates continuous negative pressure within the liner for drawing fluid through the fluid transfer mechanism and collapsing the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BlokRok, Inc.
    Inventors: Arianna Megaro, Matthew Megaro, Robert C. Williams, III, Brad Forrest, Matt Khare
  • Publication number: 20140161504
    Abstract: A dispenser and applicator head (T1) for associating with a dispenser unit (2), the head comprising: a connection section (4a) for connecting to the dispenser unit; a fluid application section (4c) that defines at least one fluid dispenser orifice (50), and a fluid applicator pad (51) for applying the fluid coming from the dispenser orifice (50) onto the application surface; an interconnection section (4b) that interconnects the connection section (4a) and the application section (4c); the dispenser and applicator head being characterized in that: the applicator pad (51) is made of a rigid heat-transfer material so as to impart a cold sensation on contact with the skin; and the interconnection section (4b) is made of an elastically-deformable material, such that the applicator pad (51) is movable relative to the connection section (4a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frédéric Duquet, Francis Moreau
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110311297
    Abstract: A tool for marking decorative lines or strips on a surface comprising a main frame (2) that defines a longitudinal axis (L)1 a handle (3) fixed to said frame (2), a first deposition roller (4) rotatably mounted to said frame (2) to rotate about a first substantially transverse axis (A) and having an outer peripheral portion (14) conformed for marking a line or a decorative strip (H)1 means (5) for feeding said deposition roller (4) with a pigmented liquid. The feeding means (5) comprise a second collecting roller (7) mounted to the frame (2) and made of a substantially porous material designed to absorb the pigmented liquid and transfer it in a substantially continuous and controlled manner to the first roller (4) as the latter rolls over the surface (S) to be decorated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Giuliano Cazzola
  • Publication number: 20110274477
    Abstract: It is an aim to provide a tip unit for a liquid applicator and a liquid applicator that make written (applied) lines to change in thickness and give excellent durability. A tip unit used for a liquid applicator includes a ball house having an opening at its distal end and an introduction channel for application liquid in communication with the ball house, wherein the ball house holds therein at least two balls having a leading ball and an adjacent ball next to the leading ball, the balls being serially lined in an axial direction of the tip unit, the leading ball being partly exposed outside from the opening, and the leading ball being softer than the adjacent ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Yasunori Nakatani, Sakiko Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110250006
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid-material application apparatus with a dual roller structure. The apparatus includes a body having a space for holding contents therein, with a first discharge port being formed on an upper portion of the body to discharge the contents. A roller support is placed on an upper portion of the body, and has on a lower surface thereof a second discharge port which communicates with the first discharge port. A first roller unit is placed above the lower surface of the roller support, and makes contact with the contents which are discharged from the second discharge port. A second roller unit is placed on a side of the first roller unit in such a way as to be put in contact with the first roller unit, and is rotatably coupled to the roller support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: S & P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk SONG
  • Publication number: 20110229247
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid-material application adapter with a dual roller structure. The adapter includes a roller support having on an upper portion thereof a discharge port for discharging liquid material, a first roller unit rotatably placed above a lower surface of the roller support and making contact with the liquid material discharged through the discharge port, and a second roller unit placed on a side of the first roller unit to be in contact with the first roller unit and rotatably coupled to the roller support. The adapter is constructed to apply liquid material using the second roller unit, thus preventing the liquid material from adhering to an undesired place when the liquid material is applied, and is constructed so that liquid material of the second roller unit is evenly spread out by the first roller unit, thus enabling the liquid material to be evenly applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: S & P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk SONG
  • Publication number: 20110188919
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved roller for painting difficult-to-access rough surfaces, comprising a roller formed by a tube, one end of which is provided with perforations from which the paint is released in order to wet a plush roller disposed at said end. Each end of the plush roller is provided with a pierced cover having a central perforation through which the tube extends and a rough section which provides grip when a cover is being installed or removed. The invention also includes an open half-pipe casing including at least one perforation on each side thereof, through which the tube extends, and a V-channel at the longitudinal edges thereof, into which bristles are inserted. In addition, an extendable/retractable handle is added to the lower part of the base of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Carlos Saravia Castillon
  • Publication number: 20090324320
    Abstract: A porous applicator for skin sealant has a container of skin sealant held within the applicator. When the skin sealant is released, it flows to a dispensing end of the applicator. The dispensing end has a slot through which the skin sealant is dispensed, however, a roller is rotatably held within a portion of the slot. The roller is porous, in that it has at least one, and desirably a plurality of openings formed through the roller. The skin sealant flows through the slot and through the opening(s) in the roller, so that when the roller is stroked against a patient's skin, the skin sealant is uniformly dispensed on a patient's skin. Pressure applied by a user when applying the skin sealant on a patient's skin does not result in abrasions on the patient's skin from the dispensing end of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Ajay Houde, Susan Gayle Oslund, Tracy Joseph White, Wendy Anderson Cocke
  • Patent number: 7255505
    Abstract: A liquid applicator assembly has a housing with a liquid storage and a dispensing roller fed by a continuos belt in housing, so that liquid may be applied evenly to a surface. This applicator assembly is especially useful for applying lotion to the skin of a person without any lotion or with minimal lotion coming into contact with a person's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: James Peterson
  • Patent number: 6789973
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for applying a liquid to a surface. One embodiment of the apparatus comprises a liquid roller comprising a roller member comprising a cylindrical body having a first side, a second side, an outer application surface and an inside surface. The inside surface comprises a continuous groove extending about the inside circumference. A follower rides in the groove, with one end of a piston arm is connected to the follower and another end of the connected to a piston enclosed within a cylinder. A liquid supply means is hydraulically connected to the cylinder by liquid conducing means. An axle extends axially through the center of the roller member. Liquid dispersion means disperse the liquid from the cylinder to the outer application surface as the roller member is rotated about the axle. A handle member is attached to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Ronald A. Marks
  • Patent number: 5997205
    Abstract: In order to supply a coating to a roller, a coating supplying groove is provided along only one side of a core which is connected to an end of a support so as to act as a shaft of a roller. A coating reservoir between the roller and the core is located to one side of the core. To permit engagement and disengagement between the support and the core, an elastic member is mounted within a coating flowing hole of the core, while an inserting groove and a stopping groove are provided in the inner peripheral surface of the coating flowing hole of the core. To automatically stop and start the supply of coating to the coating roller, and to adjust the flow rate, the number of revolutions of the roller are detected and used to actuate the coating feed mechanism to supply coating at a flow rate corresponding to the number of revolutions and or direction of rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Takanori Koide
  • Patent number: 5931595
    Abstract: A device for applying a liquid product, in particular paint, includes an applicator with at least one roller, a supply unit with a variable speed, volumetric pump, and a duct connecting the pump to the applicator. The pump is connected to a control unit. A detector detects a speed of the roller and provides a control signal corresponding to the speed to the control unit. The control unit includes a regulator for setting a linear relationship between the speed of the pump and the speed of the roller. The control unit controls the liquid product flow rate supplied by the pump based upon the control signal and the linear relationship set by the regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Inventor: Stephane Van Oost
  • Patent number: 5254108
    Abstract: An applicator to apply a medication in liquid form to the skin or fleece of an animal. The applicator his a handle to be gripped by a user to move the applicator over the skin or fleece. Rotatably supported by the handle is a roller which is equipped with a cam track. Received within the cam track is a cam follower which causes reciprocation of a piston within a cylinder. The cylinder and piston co-operate to pump the liquid to a nozzle so that application of the liquid is metered in accordance with rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: N. J. Phillips Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Anthony I. Burrell, Glen W. Bunyan, Ian R. Phillips
  • Patent number: 4198172
    Abstract: An angled ball tip for viscous fluid applicators which is adapted to be used with a hand-held reservoir for applying paints and other viscous fluids to cloth, wood, and the like, including a hollow housing and a spring-loaded ball disposed within said hollow housing. Pressure placed on the ball when coming into contact with a cooperating surface causes the ball to recede allowing the viscous fluid to flow around the surface of the ball and deposit on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Tri-Chem de Puerto Rico, Inc.
    Inventor: Ira P. Meislik
  • Patent number: 4182264
    Abstract: A durable crease is formed in a textile article by applying a flexible casting compound in a preformed crease using a non-rotary applicator in conjunction with a structure for guiding the applicator along the crease. A screw driven piston within the applicator dispenses the compound in response to applicator travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: I.W.S. Nominee Company Limited
    Inventors: James D. M. Gibson, Kenneth Houlbrook, John P. Coulter