Intercommunicable Reservoirs Or Reservoir Sections In Series Patents (Class 401/151)
  • Publication number: 20120219348
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance has a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving substance therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore. A one-way valve includes a valve seat and a flexible valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat to allow the passage of substance out of the dispenser. The dispenser further comprises a manually-engageable actuator for moving between first and second positions to dispense substance through the outlet aperture, and an integral, dome-shaped spring for biasing in a direction from one of the first and second positions toward the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, David Fellows, Eric E. Hartman, Bing He
  • Publication number: 20120163900
    Abstract: An applicator device, particularly suited for mascara, may deliver high or low viscosity liquids or semi-liquids, and contains a valve controlling flow between a product reservoir, an intermediate pooling area, and a product dispensing chamber. The arrangement prevents backflow to the product reservoir, precluding contamination of the product supply. Product delivery from the product dispensing chamber is from one of several methods. In one method, a plurality of prongs each comprise a conduit to the product dispensing chamber and thereby allow for dispersed product delivery from the prong tips. Alternatively, there may be one or more openings on the applicator head being interconnected to the dispensing chamber, which permits product to extrude between the rows of prongs and thereby be applied to a receiving surface. A third embodiment combines the two methods along with alternating height prongs to more effectively apply mascara onto all sides of a user's lashes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Walter Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8100597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying a fluid, comprising an application container (12) limiting a receiving space (34), the application container being equipped at a first end (14) with an application unit (16), and being connected via a valve unit (20) at a second end to a reservoir container (22) having a reservoir space (38), the reservoir container being embodied of a sleeve which is guided at a plunger-like cylindrical body (26) of the valve unit (20) via an annular collar (24) that has a lateral channel (30), which is connected to an axial channel (32), which leads to the receiving space (34) of the application container (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Publication number: 20090113640
    Abstract: A dye formulation is disclosed that includes a vegetable oil ester based solvents that have carbon chain lengths of C-1 to C-18, a solvent dye that is a true liquid dye dissolved in the vegetable oil ester for imparting color to the dye formulation, and reduced sulfur levels in commercially available dye formulations as compared to those in hydrocarbon based solvent systems. Sulfur content is typically reduced to 2-3 percent of dye formulations in hydrocarbon based solvents. The formulations are particularly useful for tagging petroleum substrates as well as writing instrument and ink jet formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Michael R. Friswell
  • Publication number: 20080317539
    Abstract: In order to provide an applicator for two or more components, in particular for an adjustable metering dispenser in which the components (A, B) are only mixed at an applicator surface (2) with outlet apertures (3), the outlet apertures (3; 3a, 3b) for one of the components (A) and for the other component (B) extend separately up to the applicator surface (2) and are brought together to a point at the applicator surface (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Gerhard Brugger
  • Publication number: 20080286031
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for dispensing doses of fluid substances with different viscosities or densities, comprising a container (11), a piston (25) housed and sliding in a chamber (24) formed by a portion of the container, a load tank (33) formed by a remaining portion of said container and designed to contain the substance to be delivered, a metering mechanism (12) associated and moving with the piston (25), a preloaded thrusting device (27) associated with the piston with the metering mechanism to push it normally towards the substance in the load tank, and blocking means (12) between the metering mechanism and the container to alternately stop and release the piston to have it move forward under the thrust of said preloaded flexible device in lengths corresponding to a dose of the substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Gianfranco de Paoli Ambrosi
  • Patent number: 7093994
    Abstract: A dosing device for demand-dosing a liquid includes a primary container, a point of release for releasing the liquid, a main liquid channel between the primary container and the point of release and a vented secondary container, wherein the secondary container is coupled to the main liquid channel at a branch point, wherein the secondary container and the main liquid channel are designed such that the main liquid channel preferably fills with the liquid before the secondary container. The dosing device further includes a liquid valve between the primary container and the branch point, a sensor for measuring the filling level in the secondary container and finally means for opening the valve responsive to a predetermined filling level in the secondary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Gebr. Schmidt Fabrik fur Feinmechanik, GmbH & Co. Kg
    Inventors: Tilo Strobelt, Guenther Waibel, Michael Sesterhenn, Joerg Mellmann
  • Patent number: 7048459
    Abstract: The liquid ink writing instrument has a body containing, from its rear end towards its front end, a reservoir for the ink and a front chamber containing a capillary element for transferring ink coming from the reservoir to a writing head. The front chamber communicates with ambient air. The writing head is fed with ink by the capillary element, and projects from the front portion of the body. The reservoir is separated from the front chamber by a flexible wall having shape memory and provided with slots. The flexible wall acts as a valve suitable for opening when the ratio of the pressure inside the reservoir over the pressure inside the volume of the front chamber facing the valve exceeds a first value, and of reclosing instantly as soon as the ratio becomes less than or equal to a second value, the valve releasing the ink in the form of a jet directed towards the rear face of the capillary element. The first value of the ratio of the pressures is preferably about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Conte
    Inventors: Vincent Bedhome, José Duez, Didier Lange
  • Patent number: 6599046
    Abstract: A direct liquid type writing instrument is used without running-over of ink even in an environment in which an internal pressure is higher than an external pressure. The writing instrument includes an ink reservoir containing ink, a junction core extending on a center axis, and a pen body provided integrally on a tip end side of the junction core. The ink reservoir includes a main ink reservoir, a pen core chamber in which the junction core is disposed, and a sub ink reservoir which is provided between the main ink reservoir and the pen core chamber and communicates with the main ink reservoir via a small hole. Between the sub ink reservoir and the pen core chamber, an opening/closing valve is provided to normally isolate the pen core chamber from the sub ink reservoir and to be operated so that the pen core chamber communicates with the sub ink reservoir when the pen body is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fukushima, Yoshio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 6533482
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic article having an improved dispensing structure, which compactly combines liquid cosmetic product with an applicator used for applying the liquid cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 6435747
    Abstract: A direct-feed type writing implement having two ends includes an ink tank and a pair of writing points, arranged at opposite ends of the ink tank. An ink collector is provided for each writing point. An air/liquid exchanger adjusts the internal pressure inside the ink tank by use of capillarity. An ink feeder is provided for each writing point. Each ink feeder includes a center core for feeding ink to the writing point. Air is inhibited from flowing into the ink tank through the ink collector air/liquid exchanger located at one end while the pen is being used for writing at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Furukawa, Hiroaki Koyama, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yojiro Sano, Yosuke Mito
  • Patent number: 6250832
    Abstract: The fountain-pen comprises a large capacity reserve reservoir (3) for the ink, with a piston type valve (14) that can be operated to fill the pen by suction, and a smaller supply reservoir (10) which is adjacent to the nib (5) and supplies ink to it; the piston type valve (14) is provided in order to hermetically close and open the passage between said reserve reservoir (3) and the supply reservoir (10) so as to transfer ink from said reserve reservoir (3) to said supply reservoir (10) and shut off said supply reservoir (10) from the reserve reservoir (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Visconti S.R.L.
    Inventor: Dante Del Vecchio
  • Patent number: 6238117
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying a cosmetic product to the skin has a primary reservoir and a secondary reservoir with a conduit interconnecting the primary reservoir with the secondary reservoir. A flexible member is provided for compressing the cosmetic product for feeding same to an application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ulrich Griebel, Willy Weiss, Georg Roeder
  • Patent number: 6200055
    Abstract: A dispensing device including a pump assembly for pumping out the viscous liquid material stored in the device. The pump has a cylinder and a piston disposed within the cylinder, wherein the cylinder includes a cylinder inlet valve and the piston includes a cylinder outlet valve. Each operation of the pump assembly causes the piston to move in a first direction toward the cylinder inlet valve and in a second direction away from the cylinder inlet valve. The movement of the piston in the first direction causes the cylinder inlet valve to close and the cylinder outlet valve to open. The movement of the piston in the second direction causes the cylinder inlet valve to open and the cylinder outlet valve to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Stephen Gould Corporation
    Inventor: Louis J. Fusaro, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6176633
    Abstract: A marking insturment having a fluid reservoir (1) and an application tip. A valve (7, 12, 18) controls flow of fluid from the reservoir (1) to the tip. A transfer chamber (21) is located between the reservoir and tip and is assocaited with the reserovir housing (1) in said manner as to be reduceable in volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Parker Pen Products
    Inventors: Neville Edgar Andrews, Glenn Andrew Groom, Mark Harrison
  • Patent number: 6106180
    Abstract: A handwriting or ink applying device includes a casing for holding a flexible ink container, the casing having a writing tip at a writing end thereof The rear end of the writing tip communicates with an L-shaped ink-containing chamber. The ink-containing chamber has a valve interposed between the ink container and the chamber. The valve is connected to a spring biased lever arm that biases the valve into a closed position. A flexible bubble having an interior communicating via a channel with the ambient air is responsive to pressure differences between the ambient air and the interior of the chamber to open and close the valve as the level of ink in the ink-containing chamber rises and falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Gerold Anderka
  • Patent number: 6042289
    Abstract: A device for dispensing particulate material includes a dispenser housing having an interior divided into an upper portion and a lower portion, a roller member rotatably mounted at least partially within the upper portion of the dispenser housing interior and structure for supporting the particulate material spaced below the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Evans Enterprises
    Inventors: Jonathan Evans, Barbara Evans
  • Patent number: 5997206
    Abstract: A refillable lipstick includes a long cylinder, a guide rod extending in the cylinder to be pushed by a cone-shaped push button with an upper end of the guide rod and fitted in a cone-shaped hole of a stopper fixed in the upper end of the cylinder to let air enter and compressed to squeeze colloid lipstick to spread on a brush fixed under a cylindrical head threadably connected with a lower end of the cylinder. A guide brush fixed under a lower end of the guide rod is fitted in the brush to let colloid lipstick spread on the brush. The push button can be repeatedly pressed and pushed backby a compressing spring fitted between the push button and a position disc. The cylindrical head can be screwed off for refilling lipstick in case of lipstick stored in the cylinder used up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Jen-Meng Lin
  • Patent number: 5967687
    Abstract: A direct ink supply writing implement according to the present invention is provided with an ink reservoir made of a porous material disposed between a nib and an ink tank; a partition wall disposed between the ink reservoir and the ink tank and arranged to partition the ink reservoir and the ink tank from each other; a communication hole formed in the partition wall for establishing communication between the ink reservoir and the ink tank; a rod-shape ink guiding member which penetrates the partition wall and with which ink is supplied from the ink tank to the nib; and a compressed portion formed at a rear end of the ink reservoir and arranged to enhance capillary force as compared with other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Oike
  • Patent number: 5888008
    Abstract: A writing instrument has a supply chamber connected to reserve chamber by a refilling valve actuated by a plunger which is controlled by a push button formed with a self-closing membrane type valve through which the reserve chamber can be filled from a receptacle by a hollow needle. A separating valve at the end of the plunger closes before the refilling valve is opened to ensure that no ink under pressure will be forced into the ink flow regulator and point of the instrument during the refilling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Pelikan GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Obersteller, Bruno Kunzler
  • Patent number: 5888007
    Abstract: A marking instrument, such as a reservoir pen, has a valve for controlling communication between a reservoir chamber and a feed channel extending through a feed member to a marking tip. The feed member is retractable to open the valve when the tip is pressed against a surface. A subchamber is confined by a diaphragm sealingly connected between the feed member and the barrel, and when the marking tip is lifted from the surface, the diaphragm pushes the feed member forwardly so that the valve closes, after which the volume of the subchamber increases so that the ink is drawn through the channel from the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Roy Nicoll, Mark Arthur Seddon
  • 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: 5762433
    Abstract: A flea powder brush (10) comprising a handle (12) to be grasped by a hand (13) of a person. A head (14) having a chamber (16) therein extends from one end of the handle (12). A structure (18) is for holding flea powder (20) on the head (14). A first facility (22) is for communicating between the holding structure (18) and the chamber (16) within the head (14). A plurality of bristles (24) extend downwardly from the head (14). A second facility (26) is for communicating between the chamber (16) within the head (14) and the bristles (24). An assembly (28) is for manually forcing some of the flea powder (20) within the holding structure (18) through the first communicating facility (22), into the chamber (16) within the head (14), through the second communicating facility (26) and into the bristles (24), so that the flea powder (20) can be brushed into the hair and hide of an animal (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Charles A. Cary
  • Patent number: 5738458
    Abstract: A liquid-depositing implement includes a tubular case (1) containing a supply chamber (2) and a reservoir (3) isolated from the chamber with both the chamber and reservoir being fillable with a deposition liquid. A depositing element (6) can be mounted to the case (1) and connected to the supply chamber (2). The supply chamber includes a valve-system (4) composed of two mutually telescoping and displaceable bushes (9, 10) resting tightly against each other and enclosing a cell (16) bounded at each of its axial ends by at least one base (14, 15) affixed to the inner or outer bush. Two sets of cooperating valve apertures (17, 18; 19, 20) are present in such manner in the walls of the bushes (9, 10) that by rotating one bush (10) relative to the other bush (9), first one set of valve apertures (19, 20) passes from a communicating position to a sealed position and thereupon the other set of valve apertures (17, 18) passes from the sealed position into the communicating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Pelikan GmbH
    Inventor: Gunter Ulrich
  • Patent number: 5678941
    Abstract: A fluid applicator which makes application work easy because liquid splash outside the container body is prevented by opening the valve by removing the cap such that the liquid is supplied directly to the applicator member from the container body. The valve body incorporated in a sealed chamber is pressed against the shouldered seal portion to bring the sealed chamber into communication with the connecting passage such that the liquid discharged from the container body is allowed to flow into the sealed chamber through a hollow shaft member and is further led through a connecting passage into the applicator attachment hole to which the applicator member is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5556215
    Abstract: A writing instrument has an ink reservoir, a nib and a feeder which temporarily stores ink which is pushed out of or pulled into the ink reservoir. The ink reservoir communicates with the nib through an ink supplying passage. The feeder chamber communicates with the atmosphere through an atmosphere communicating passage and with the ink reservoir through a capillary flow passage. The cross-sectional area of the capillary flow passage is small enough to hold ink in the capillary flow passage due to a surface tension of the ink. When the pressure in the ink reservoir due to a temperature change, etc., ink flows in the feeder chamber through the capillary flow passage or is returned from the feeder chamber to the ink reservoir. Since the feeder chamber is hollow, its volume is large and has a simple structure, the feeder can be manufactured easily. A low flow resistance of the capillary flow passage provides good response for compensation for a pressure change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Jiro Hori
  • Patent number: 5518331
    Abstract: A refillable pen having a writing reservoir for supplying a writing tip with ink and an additional supply reservoir for refilling the writing reservoir by operating a first valve. The additional supply reservoir is refilled from outside of the pen through a second valve by an accompanying refill container. The accompanying refill container has an injection needle with a valve and a wall of the refill container forms bellows for increasing the pressure on the liquid inside the refill container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Storelic AG
    Inventors: Werner Moosmann, Werner Bohnert
  • 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: 5443322
    Abstract: A writing or drawing instrument including a writing tip (1) disposed at a front end of the writing instrument which can be brought into contact with a writing or drawing pad, a writing fluid reservoir (7) for supplying the writing tip (1) with writing fluid, and a writing fluid chamber (9) disposed between the writing tip (1) and the writing fluid reservoir (7). The writing fluid chamber (9) consists of a bubble of a flexible, inelastic material. The writing fluid chamber (9) is connected to the writing tip (1) on one side and is connected on the other side to a barrier (12). The barrier (12) is connected with the writing fluid reservoir (7) and can be opened in a controlled manner. When a lower fill level is reached in the writing fluid chamber (9), the barrier is briefly opened to fill the writing fluid chamber (9). During the filling of the writing fluid chamber (9), the volume of the writing fluid reservoir (7) is reduced in accordance with the consumption of the writing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: rotring International GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Jozat, Steffen Wunsche
  • Patent number: 5352052
    Abstract: A device for applying writing, drawing, printing and painting fluids onto a surface is provided. The device comprises a fluid container, a respective applicating tip, an air inlet tube that connects an interior of the fluid container to the surrounding atmosphere, and a capillary fluid reservoir. The capillary fluid reservoir is arranged within a fluid conveying connection between the fluid that is contained in the fluid container and the applicating tip whereby the fluid conveying connection is interrupted when the applicating tip is pointed in a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Dataprint Datendrucksysteme R. Kaufmann KG
    Inventor: Rainer Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 5336007
    Abstract: A technical pen, in particular for use in a drafting instrument such as a plotter, with a writing tube (4) fixed in the front end of a pen tip (1, 2, 3), into which a cleaning wire (5), fastened to the front end of a drop weight body (6), extends, has a device (20, 23, 24) for monitoring the writing fluid level in a buffer chamber (15) disposed between the front end of the inner bore (7) and the back end of the writing tube (4) as well as for activating a conveying means (25) for transporting writing fluid from the inner bore (7) into the buffer chamber (15) when the writing fluid has fallen below a pre-determined level. The buffer chamber (15) is formed centrally symmetrical in relation to the center axis of the writing tube (4) and its inner and outer boundary walls (16, 17) converge from the front to the back. The front area of the buffer chamber (15) is connected with the writing tube ( 4) and the inner bore (7), while its rear area is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Koh-I-Noor Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Jozat
  • Patent number: 5332325
    Abstract: Applicator tube for cosmetic products, particularly mascara, having a tubular outer body. A cap fitted on one end of the tubular body has a rod attached to it, and an applicator is attached at the other end or the rod. The applicator is disposed inside the tubular body, in a longitudinally moveable part, and is removable therefrom to apply the cosmetic product. A removable container is at the lower end of the tubular body. A deformable part is disposed above the container whereby pressing down and releasing the cap causes mascara to be drawn into the applicator tube from the removable container to impregnate the applicator, which can then be withdrawn from the tubular body to apply the mascara. In another embodiment, the applicator moves between a retracted position inside the tubular body and an extended position when the removable container is pushed into the tubular body and thereafter withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventors: Daniel Crosnier, Jean-Marie Dulery
  • Patent number: 5172996
    Abstract: An implement for applying liquid having an elastic container for containing liquid, a head cylinder connected to the elastic container, and a liquid applying member provided in the head cylinder for applying liquid to a desired application surface, the elastic container having in an opening thereof a valve assembly for supplying and blocking liquid from the elastic container to the head cylinder and pressing portions in sides thereof, the valve assembly being actuated by pressing the pressing portions, the elastic container including an oval cylindrical portion having an elliptical cross section consisting of short arcuate portions and long arcuate portions, the long arcuate portions having actuators in the form of inward projected recesses at central portions thereof, respectively, for acting as pressing portions, the valve assembly including a valve rod carrying a slide member having a tapered surface, the slide member being disposed between the two actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sakurakurepasu
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Tamiya, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 5156479
    Abstract: A liquid container comprising: a holder sleeve; a cylinder for forming a pressurized chamber, said cylinder being axially movable; a cylinder cam for axially moving said cylinder by rotating said holder sleeve; and projections axially movable between said holder sleeve, said cylinder being engaged with said cylinder cam. The liquid contained in the container can be supplied to a liquid applicator means not only by pushing in a push button provided at the bottom of the container but also by rotating the holder sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Iizuka
  • Patent number: 5131774
    Abstract: An application pen for liquids, which are supplied in metered amounts from a reservoir to an application element with the aid of an actuating element, which together with an actuating element and a metering piston is moveable in the direction of the longitudinal axis and is insertable into a bore. Between the bore for an application element and a reservoir a metering chamber is disposed, having at its ends seals, wherein the longitudinal distance of the sealing lips from each other is greater than the distance of a control edge of a lower piston to a control edge of an upper piston and wherein the connection area of the lower piston and the upper piston is smaller in diameter than the lower piston and the upper piston and wherein these have different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Georg Karl Geka-Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 5102251
    Abstract: A supply system is provided for a device that operates with capillary forces and is used to apply liquids. The system includes receptacles that accommodate the liquid and are closed off relative to the atmosphere. Also provided is an application element that communicates with the receptacles via a feed mechanism and serves for the application of the liquid, for which purpose the application element has a discharge. Each of the receptacles is provided with an inlet and an outlet, with the receptacles being interconnected in the manner of a series connection by having the outlet of one receptacle communicate with the inlet of another receptacle. The capillarity of the inlets and outlets is greater than the capillarity of the receptacles in the vicinity of the inlets and outlets thereof, and is less than the capillarity of the discharge of the application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Dataprint Datendrucksysteme R. Kaufmann KG
    Inventor: Rainer Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 5035524
    Abstract: A liquid coating instrument in which a coating liquid storage part or reservoir is provided in a shaft cylinder, a coating member is provided at the top of the shaft cylinder and a valve means is provided between the coating liquid storage part and the coating member. A chamber is provided between the valve and the coating liquid storage part. A means is provided that interrupts the communication between the chamber and the coating liquid storage part when knocking occurs and the chamber then comes into communication with the coating member, interrupting the communication between the chamber and the coating member when knocking is over and the chamber again communicates with the coating liquid storage part. Thus, only a maximum volume of the coating liquid, that is stored in the chamber, can be supplied to the coating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 5030026
    Abstract: A leakproof fountain pen with a ballbearing tip includes an upper casing threadedly engaged to an ink flow guide. An ink reservoir has an open end received by an annular base of the ink flow guide. The upper casing combines with the ink flow guide to form a chamber for collecting ink which may flow from the ink reservoir. The ink flow guide further comprises an axial vent hole communicated with the atmosphere; an axial ink hole to serve as a path for ink flowing to and from the chamber and the ink reservoir; and an axial control hole having a flow portion with a bigger diameter. A gravity post is movably disposed inside the flow portion and can block the passage of ink between the ink reservoir and the control hole. A plug unit acts as a support for the gravity post. A first end of the ink flow guide is substantially V-shaped with the lowest point at the opening of the ink hole to direct the collected ink from the chamber towards the ink hole when the pen is held upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: Ching-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 4973180
    Abstract: A tool for applying a liquid to a predetermined portion is disclosed. The tool has a main ink reservoir and a sub-ink reservoir. The sub-ink reservoir communicates with a pen body. The main ink reservoir communicates with the sub-ink reservoir through a valve mechanism. When ink inside the sub-ink reservoir is depleted upon writing, and a pressure inside the sub-ink reservoir is reduced, the valve mechanism is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Jiro Hori
  • Patent number: 4930923
    Abstract: A barrel shaped holder defines a fluid reservoir and is provided with an applicator at its front and a plug at its rear end. A valve independent of the applicator is interposed between the reservoir and the applicator, and is arranged to be in normally closed condition and opened by an actuator which extends through the reservoir in abutment with both the valve and the plug. The plug is flexible and resiient so that manipulation of the plug operates the actuating rod and the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: DRI Mark Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Reichmann, Bhupinder S. Kalsi
  • Patent number: 4907903
    Abstract: A representing utensil for use in making an invisibly depicted matter visible again which houses a coloring assistant in its own container is disclosed, wherein the coloring assistant is able to make a colorlessly depicted matter develop color and, after its coloring, do the short-time fading at which time the color is losen of itself in a relatively short time by acting on the depicted matter with the aid of a coloring agent, and further is able to make the depicted matter do repeat the recoloring and the short-time fading each time when the coloring assistant acts on the depicted matter a plural number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Inventor: Kiyoharu Kawashima
  • Patent number: 4893957
    Abstract: A dispenser brush for dispensing doses of an agent comprises a brush head (1), a conduit member (3) and a piston pump (4) placed between the reservoir and the dispensing openings. To obtain a very precise dosing the piston pump (4) is arranged for movement in a direction substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the brush. The actuator button (11) of the piston may be activated by the thumb of the user while having a normal working grip around the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Eveline A/S
    Inventor: Ole Byriel
  • Patent number: 4838722
    Abstract: A device for dispensing flowable substances which includes an elongated housing having a chamber between a front discharge opening and a rear end opening, a piston rod axially longitudinally displaceable in the housing, an applicator at a forward end of the piston rod so as to be projectable out of the housing through the front end and retractable into the chamber with forward and rearward displacement of the piston rod, a dosaging piston disposed in the chamber and opening and closing the front discharge opening with rearward and forward displacement of the piston rod, a sealing face on the piston rod displaceable into sealing engagement with the rear opening when the piston rod is displaced rearwardly, a coupling element supported on a rearward end of the piston rod, and a closing cap removably disposed on the front end of the housing so as to close the chamber, and being disposable on the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: A.W. Faber-Castell Unternehmensverwaltung GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4773785
    Abstract: A pin-shaped device for releasing a flowable medium comprises a housing having front and rear ends and an axis, a brush-like application element arranged to extend through the front end of the housing and displaceable in a an axial direction, a piston rod arranged to displace the application element, the piston rod being axially movable in a guiding opening of the housing, a pressure spring acting upon the piston rod so that the piston rod is movable in the guiding opening under the action of the pressure spring, a dosing piston being in communication with the application element, a control piston formed so that the control piston and the application element are fixedly connected with the piston rod, while the dosing piston is axially movable relative to the piston rod, a supply chamber and a dosing chamber formed in the housing and connected with one another such that the dosing chamber is alternatingly closable during the movement of the piston rod at axially opposite ends, and a sealing ring and a sealing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4764044
    Abstract: A writing instrument or an applicator of the invention is constructed of: a shaft sleeve main body having an application liquid reservoir therein; and an application member provided in a front end of the shaft sleeve main body to receive a liquid supplied from the liquid reservoir. The shaft sleeve main body comprises: an ink conduit member provided with a large-diameter piston portion, and a rod element which projects forward from the piston portion and is smaller in diameter than the piston portion while provided with a communication-hole; a cylinder member for slidably receiving the ink conduit member means for moving the cylinder member along the axial line of the shaft sleeve main body; means for biasing both the cylinder member and the ink conduit member so as to be separated from each other; and a hole for the application member, connected to a front end portion of said ink conduit member, which front end portion projects from the cylinder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiomi Konose
  • Patent number: 4708506
    Abstract: An ink supply system for writing instruments which operate with liquid ink. The writing instrument has a large-volume ink reservoir which communicates via a recharge valve with a small-volume ink reservoir which is adjacent to the writing element. The transmission of ink from the large-volume ink reservoir to the secondary reservoir is controlled by a sensor as a function of the quantity of ink which is present in the secondary ink reservoir. In order to simplify the recharging of the ink, and to be able to operate with the least possible electrical energy, the present invention utilizes as a recharge valve a tube pump which is rotatably driven by an electric motor and also can generate the pressure necessary to convey the ink to the secondary ink reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
    Inventor: Gunther Herrnring
  • Patent number: 4655627
    Abstract: A brush arrangement, specifically a toothbrush, is provided with a reservoir of cleaning material in its handle. The handle is hollow and provided with an actuatable plunger arrangement which pressurizes the cleaning material so as to force it through a channel and to the brush head. The pressurized cleaning material opens a pressure valve arrangement which exposes a dispensing port through which the cleaning material is dispensed in the vicinity of a plurality of bristles. The dispensing port is opened by the application of a force from the pressurized cleaning material which exceeds a counterforce applied by a resilient device, such as a spring. When the pressure in the reservoir is relieved, such as by reversing the direction of travel of the plunger, the counterforce applied by the spring is sufficient to ensure that the pressure valve closes the dispensing port. In certain embodiments, the brush arrangement is provided with a replaceable brush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Inventor: George G. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4634305
    Abstract: An ink supply system for writing instruments which operate with liquid ink. The writing instrument has a large-volume ink reservoir which communicates via a recharge valve with a small-volume ink reservoir which is adjacent to the writing element. The transmission of ink from the large-volume ink reservoir to the secondary reservoir is controlled by a sensor as a function of the quantity of ink which is present in the secondary ink reservoir. In order to simplify the recharging of the ink, and to be able to operate with the least possible electrical energy, the present invention utilizes as a recharge valve a tube pump which is rotatably driven by an electric motor and also generate the pressure necessary to convey the ink to the secondary ink reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
    Inventor: Gunther Herrnring
  • Patent number: 4610556
    Abstract: A combination writing instrument comprising a plurality of nib devices detachably mounted at the front of pen holder, all of the nib devices being mounted in a head-to-tail connection with a uniform ink flow system to induce a constant and uniform ink flow from an ink reservoir to the front-most writing point for immediate and smooth writing, so that the user can select one of the nib devices to perform a desired writing purpose and enjoy a variety of writing modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Inventor: Kuo-Lung Tsai
  • Patent number: 4573819
    Abstract: An ink supply system for writing instruments which operate with liquid ink or writing fluid. In order to make uniform the supply of ink or writing fluid independent of environmental influences, and to make possible a longer writing time with one filling, it is proposed to first store the writing fluid in a primary, permanently compressible, non-capillary and large-volume supply chamber. From this primary supply chamber, a small-volume, capillary secondary supply chamber, which communicates with the writing element, is supplied via an auxiliary charging valve which is controllable as a function of need for ink or writing fluid. The filling of the secondary supply chamber can be detected with a sensor, and the auxiliary charging valve can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
    Inventor: Gunther Herrnring