Including Means To Collapse Flexible Wall Patents (Class 401/152)
  • Patent number: 9694621
    Abstract: A method produces an applicator for applying liquid or pasty media (1), having a container (3) storing the medium (1), and an application element (5, 13) attached to the container (3) in a usage position such that the application element provides the medium (1) for application outside the container (3) by capillary action. A hose of thermoplastic plastic is extruded and inserted into a mold, forming a container (3) closed at the bottom by expanding the hose in the mold. The container (3) located in the mold is filled with the medium (1). The container (3) is separated from the hose to form an opening accessible at the top side of the container (3). The application element (5, 13) is put into the usage position by inserting the application element through the opening of the hose and fastening the application element (5, 13) while simultaneously creating a closure of the container (3) by moving movable mold parts of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 9295228
    Abstract: A tube attachable toothbrush for pets includes an elongate member having a distally disposed head member and a proximal end attachable to a tube of toothpaste. The head member includes an anterior face obliquely disposed relative the elongate member, and a posterior side disposed in a congruent plane with the head member. A clip member, transversely attachable to the tube of toothpaste, is positional to prevent forcing of toothpaste back to spent portions of the tube. An interior channel, disposed between the proximal end and an aperture disposed in the anterior face of the head member, enables fluid communication of toothpaste from the tube to a plurality of bristles disposed upon the anterior face, whereby toothpaste is continuously applicable to a pet's teeth and a user's hand wielding the elongate member is positioned away from the pet's mouth during the act of brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Roger J. Schiermeier
  • Patent number: 8851782
    Abstract: A brush includes a substrate, a number of brush bristles, a storage bag, and a pushing element. The substrate includes a main body and a handle extending from the main body. The main body has a first loading surface supporting the brush bristles. The first loading surface defines a through hole. The main body defines a first receiving groove communicating with the though hole. The handle has a second loading surface, and defines a second receiving groove communicating with the first receiving groove. The second receiving groove passes through a portion of the second loading surface adjacent to the first receiving groove. The storage bag receives paste, and is received in the second receiving groove and partially extends into the first receiving groove to communicate with the through hole. The pushing element squeezes the storage bag to make the paste flow into gaps between the brush bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8747008
    Abstract: A personal dispensing system allows a user to dispense a viscous liquid, such as a disinfectant soap, waterless hand cleaner or waterless hand sanitizer containing an anti-microbial composition. The dispenser includes a mounting clip which can be worn on the belt of a user. The dispenser has a front sidewall with openings which allow the viscous liquid to be dispensed onto a user's hands. The openings on the front sidewall of the container body and the viscosity of the liquid are selected so that the viscous liquid weeps out of the openings without dripping. The container body can also have a front opening which houses a gel pad which is impregnated with the anti-microbial composition. The gel pad has openings which are again matched to the viscosity of an anti-microbial composition so that the gel weeps from the gel pad without dripping during use. The front face of the device can also house a number of roller balls for dispensing the viscous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Geesbreght, Darrell D. Dial
  • Patent number: 8747007
    Abstract: A decorating pen particularly useful for decorating cakes, pastries and other food items provides a reservoir containing a decorating material, a nozzle attached to the reservoir, a housing which holds the reservoir and a compression member pivotally attached to the housing member. A user holds the decorating pen in a fashion similar to a standard writing pen or pencil and squeezes the housing and compression member together to extrude the decorating material from the reservoir through the nozzle to write, draw, or color with the decorating pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Northland Aluminum Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn R. Krcma, Ivan Guarin
  • Patent number: 8702334
    Abstract: An improved fountain pen (1) comprises a hollow barrel (2) with a longitudinal central axis of extension (X), a nib (3) located at a first longitudinal end (2a) of the barrel (2), an ink reservoir (4) located inside the barrel (2) and designed to feed the ink to the nib (3), a piston (5) able to move axially along the central axis (X) to create a vacuum inside the ink reservoir (4); the ink reservoir (4) also comprising a sac (6) made of deformable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Marco Geminiani
  • Publication number: 20110129288
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid applicator which, in its assembled state an applying part, joint, and front barrel are fixed to a barrel body front end portion, the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the inner peripheral side of the applying part rear end portion is abutted from behind against and engaged with the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the outer peripheral side of the forward part of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Patent number: 7651291
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other product, has a body defining a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and defines a bore coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore. A piston is received within the bore, and a one-way valve is mounted on the dispensing portion for dispensing metered amounts of product therethrough. The one-way valve has an axially-extending valve seat, and an axially-extending visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20090052970
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for extracting paste contents. The device includes a storing unit for individually storing at least one paste content therein in order to extract the paste content to an exterior and a pushing unit for pushing the paste content stored in the storing unit. The pushing unit is detachably coupled with the storing unit. The storing unit is formed at an inner portion thereof with at least one storing cavity for individually storing the paste content. An exhaust port is formed at a front end of the storing cavity in order to exhaust the paste content and an injection port is formed at a rear end of the storing cavity for injecting the paste content into the storing cavity. Thus, paste contents, such as toothpaste, are easily extracted from the device. A connector is coupled to a paste content exhaust section of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Chung Hyun Jung
  • Patent number: 7427169
    Abstract: A hair treatment fluid application device includes a flexible container for containing a hair treatment fluid, an applicator body having outlet orifices for applying the hair treatment fluid to hair, the flexible container having a passage opening for allowing egress of the hair treatment fluid from the flexible container to the applicator body, a housing for accommodating the flexible container, an air pump for exerting pressure on the flexible container for forcing the hair treatment fluid from the flexible container through the passage opening to the applicator body by deforming the flexible container and a driver for driving the pressure means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Kok Wah Ma, Steven Thomas Slot
  • Patent number: 7226231
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other product, has a body defining a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and defines a bore coupled in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the bore. A piston is received within the bore, and a one-way valve is mounted on the dispensing portion for dispensing metered amounts of product therethrough. The one-way valve has an axially-extending valve seat, and an axially-extending visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6739782
    Abstract: A handheld portable oral cleaning device that includes a refillable internal bladder, which a user is able to fill with a liquid. The bladder is preferably an expandable but resilient latex rubber. One end of the bladder is accessible to the user, such that the user may fill the bladder with a liquid, such as water from a faucet. As the bladder fills with water it expands and exerts a pressure on the water as the bladder has a tendency to return to its original unfilled form. The pressurized water may then be sprayed out of the oral cleaning device to assist in cleaning the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Rehco, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven Rehkemper, Peter Greenley
  • Patent number: 6692173
    Abstract: A unit (1) for packaging and applying a liquid product (P) includes a reservoir (2) containing the product and having a neck (4), a free edge which defines an opening (8); a removable part (5) for closing off the opening in a leaktight manner; and an applicator (10) in the form of at least one block (12) of foam with open or semi-open cells capable of being loaded with product by pumping and fitted inside the neck. The applicator includes a first end (13) in permanent liquid communication with the product inside the reservoir and a second end (14) opposite the first end (13), the second end (14) forming an application surface (15) which is movable axially between a first position in which the application surface (15) emerges outside the neck (4) through the opening (8) in order to apply the product, and a second position in which the application surface (15) is contained in a leaktight manner inside the reservoir (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6402411
    Abstract: A hand-held fluid delivery system includes a rigid body, a collapsible enclosure within the body, a fluid (e.g., correction fluid) within the enclosure, and a delivery end in communication with the collapsible enclosure. The delivery system preferably includes a spring that applies pressure to deliver fluid from the collapsible enclosure to the delivery end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Berol Corporation
    Inventors: Jean L. Spencer, Crispin M. Miller, John M. Fritz, John Thompson
  • Publication number: 20010048840
    Abstract: A hand-held fluid delivery system includes a rigid body, a collapsible enclosure within the body, a fluid (e.g., correction fluid) within the enclosure, and a delivery end in communication with the collapsible enclosure. The delivery system preferably includes a spring that applies pressure to deliver fluid from the collapsible enclosure to the delivery end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: JEAN L. SPENCER, CRISPIN M. MILLER, JOHN M. FRITZ, JOHN THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 6248085
    Abstract: An apparatus or kit for applying a predictable amount of liquid such as a surgical prepping solution to an applicator having a resilient, porous pad. The apparatus includes a receptacle having an internal space such that when the pad is placed within the space, the pad is compressed to a predetermined degree. The receptacle is attached to a bottle or other container holding surgical prepping solution. In one embodiment, a dip tube extends from an inlet near the bottom of the bottle to an outlet positioned within the internal space of the receptacle. Most preferably, the outlet extends into the internal space of the receptacle. Pressurizing the bottle dispenses liquid through the dip tube onto the applicator. A method of use of the kit or apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Dennis L. Baker, Robert P. Zaspel, Jon A. Kirschhoffer, Maurice H. Kuypers
  • Patent number: 6027272
    Abstract: A hand-held fluid delivery system includes a rigid body, a collapsible enclosure within the body, a fluid (e.g., correction fluid) within the enclosure, and a delivery end in communication with the collapsible enclosure. The delivery system preferably includes a spring that applies pressure to deliver fluid from the collapsible enclosure to the delivery end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Jean L. Spencer, Crispin M. Miller, John M. Fritz, John Thompson
  • Patent number: 5683013
    Abstract: A paint pouch assembly includes a pair of facing sidewalls sealed along their periphery. A fitting has a fluid passage that terminates in an inlet disposed within a cavity of the pouch and the inlet faces outwardly toward one of the sidewalls. By depressing the sidewall over the opening, fluid can be regulated through the fitting. The collapsible pouch may be used in a number of different applications. It may be incorporated into a dispensing apparatus that uses a hinged presser member to urge paint through the fitting and out through a pivoting head received on the opposite end. Removable attachments can be secured to the head to provide for a fine marker, foam brush, etc. Alternatively, the collapsible pouch can be used with a well structure that is secured to an artist's palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: The Testor Corporation
    Inventor: Adam P. Morrison
  • Patent number: 5483979
    Abstract: A hair coloring comb is provided, which consists of a canister having a plurality of pliable squeeze areas. The canister holds a quantity of hair coloring liquid therein. A hollow spine body has a plurality of hollow teeth extending from a first end. A structure is for attaching in a removable manner a cooperating mating end of the hollow spine body to the canister. When the pliable squeeze areas are depressed, some of the hair coloring liquid will be forced from the canister through the hollow spine body and out of the hollow teeth whereby it may be applied onto the hair of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Fiorenza Bertieri
  • Patent number: 5246302
    Abstract: This invention relates to a paint supplying device and in particular to one including a body portion, a compressible container disposed within the body portion and provided at the bottom with an outlet engaged with a cap, a rotating disc mounted on the top of the container and having a slot, an elevating cylinder having at the top a protuberance engaged with the slot of the rotating disc and formed with external threads, a spring arranged within the elevating cylinder, a guide ring threadedly engaged with the elevating cylinder, a movable press plate engaged with the lower end of the elevating cylinder and provided on the upper end with a neck having a flange on the top, and a brush connected with the container via a flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventor: Jolion Wey
  • Patent number: 5000602
    Abstract: A paint applicator having a housing containing a paint bag, such housing having a flexible and removable face plate and a pressure plate adapted to apply pressure to the paint bag to force paint through openings in the bag aligned with openings in the face plate onto a paint pad for paint application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Dae S. Kim
  • Patent number: 4878774
    Abstract: A dispenser including a container body, a mounting member fitted on the container body and a dispensing head such as an applicator head movably mounted on the mounting member. The mounting member includes an axially extending closure member with a pin member thereon. The dispensing head includes an aperture and an axially extending wall forming a skirted chamber beneath the aperture, the skirted chamber including slits at least one opening through the wall for controlling flow of material from outside the wall, through the opening and into the skirted chamber from the container body. The dispensing head is movable from an open position to a closed position wherein the closure member fits within the skirted chamber and the pin member fits within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Sterling Drug Inc.
    Inventors: Craig E. Karasin, Joseph Thompson
  • Patent number: 4749106
    Abstract: A dispenser for the individual portioned dispensing of tablets (1), pastes or the like, having a housing pipe (2) which is provided at one end with a delivery opening (6) and, opposite same, is equipped with a push bottom (13) for transporting of the material to be dispensed in the direction towards the delivery opening (6), which push bottom (13) can be displaced stepwise in the direction towards the delivery opening by means of an actuating handle which is adjacent the delivery opening and is connected to the push bottom. In order to obtain a favorable accommodation for the material to the dispensed, the bar connection between actuating handle (9) and push bottom (13) extends along the inner surface of the housing pipe wall, leaving the inside of the housing pipe (2) free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Bramlage Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Alfred von Schuckmann, Herbert Mettenbrink
  • Patent number: 4569612
    Abstract: A liquid applicator includes a generally cylindrical container having an open neck end. A flexible bag adapted to hold a liquid to be applied is disposed within the container with the open mouth of the bag located within the open neck of the container. A valve assembly is situated in the open neck of the container to control the flow of liquid from the bag through the open container neck. A dauber tip of porous material is located at the exterior of the open container neck for receiving liquid flowing through the valve assembly and applying the liquid to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventors: Gilbert Schwartzman, Sally Q. Buschemeyer
  • Patent number: 4484827
    Abstract: A disposable ink cartridge for use in automatic marking systems. The ink cartridge is composed of a housing which contains a collapsible elastomeric ink reservoir having an open end secured to a plurality of barrier disks. The barrier disks are apertured to permit passage of ink through and between them, from the reservoir. An ink absorbing member of fibrous or porous material is positioned at the other, outlet end of the cartridge housing. The ink cartridge provides a constant flow of ink when the ink absorbing member is contacted by a print head or the like until the supply of ink is depleted from the reservoir. The cartridge design permits depletion of essentially the entire reservoir under the above conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Lewis C. Price, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4350458
    Abstract: A fountain pen in which ink is supplied to the tip of the pen under the control of a motor-actuated ink delivery device. An ink holder is formed covering the slit formation region of the pen tip to form an ink pool between the holder and pen tip. A detector is provided in the ink pool for detecting the quantity of ink therein at any time. A pen holder coupled to the pen tip includes an ink storing section opening into the ink pool, an ink delivery device coupled to the ink storing section for delivering ink under pressure, and an electrical power source and a power delivery circuit for controlling the flow of current to an operating motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Pilot Man-Nen-Hitsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Murahara, Teibun Yasunaga