Resilient Wall Or Wall Portion Patents (Class 401/156)
  • Patent number: 8979410
    Abstract: The toothbrush has a base support structure shaped like a nipple, with brush bristles extending from the nipple. A flexible bulb containing liquid is secured to the support structure with a passageway in the support structure leading to holes exiting in the brush. The brush is used to brush the teeth of the infant, and liquid is squeezed from the bulb to rinse the infant's teeth and mouth when cleansing is complete. Preferably, the brush bristles extend most or all of the way around the nipple to facilitate brushing. A valve operates to prevent the flow of liquid from the bulb until squeezed by the infant's caregiver, thus minimizing leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Priscilla Johanna Massimi
  • Patent number: 8851778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a content-reservoir/product applicator assembly that comprises a refill associated to a housing that supports an applicator for applying a product, the assembly being associable, in a detachable and interchangeable manner to a storage package, the storage package storing the assembly. The refill contains cosmetic products and comprises a case; a neck; a housing; and an applicator. The applicator is a substantially spherical, continuous rotary surface and is associated to the housing. The housing is associable to the housing by thermal welding. The refill is made from a squeezable flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Natura Cosmeticos S.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Rossi Neto, Renato Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20140205359
    Abstract: One applicator for use with ointment includes a housing defining a holding chamber. The holding chamber has a single entrance distinct from a single exit and is flexible such that deformation of the housing reduces capacity of the holding chamber and forces contents of the holding chamber to pass through the exit. A one-way valve is at the entrance for allowing the ointment to enter the holding chamber through the entrance and restricting the ointment from exiting the holding chamber through the entrance. A tip extends from the housing adjacent the exit. The tip has a proximal end meeting the housing and a pliant distal end spaced apart from the housing. The tip distal end is flared from the tip proximal end and has a generally planar leading surface. A channel in the tip extends from the exit to the leading surface, and is flared at the leading surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Welser
  • Publication number: 20140161505
    Abstract: Aqueous liquid compositions are provided, which comprise nonionic polymers, such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), or combinations thereof, and which are free of or substantially free of salt-forming groups. The aqueous liquids form solid, flexible films after direct application to skin, and the films may be peeled from the skin to remove adhered keratotic plugs from pores of the skin. The compositions are easily applied to skin, without dripping, with fingers, a brush, or other applicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaolan Wei, Santiago Uribe, Desiree Mazich, Eileen A. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20130022386
    Abstract: A paint trimmer with a three-part edging guide includes a paint applicator, a paint distributing manifold and a handle. The three-part edging guide includes a paint mask, a spacer, and a beveled trimmer guide. The three-part edging guide components work together to allow the paint trimmer to create a straight edge of paint along a surface without any extra traditional masking needed to prevent paint from being applied to any unwanted areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Publication number: 20120282010
    Abstract: A re-sealable cap couples to a fluid dispensing container having an opening. The re-sealable cap has an inner cap and outer cap. A fluid path is defined through the inner cap and outer cap when the outer cap is in an open position; the fluid path is closed when the outer cap in the closed position. The inner cap and outer cap can cooperate to provide at least two points of closure of the fluid path. A plurality of different removable applicators can be provided, which can couple to the outer cap. A fluid dispenser can be formed by combining the container and re-sealable cap. And a fluid dispenser kit can include the container, re-sealable cap, and at least one applicator. The fluid can be, as examples, sunscreen, soap, cosmetics, medicine, food, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: LUFT INDUSTRIE, INC.
    Inventor: Oliver Albers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6318380
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush having a powder tube, the powder tube being made of an elastic material, for accommodating powder, and the brush being installed at the upper portion of the powder tube, for uniformly applying powder sprayed from the powder tube to the face directly. The brush is incorporated in a housing comprised of an upper case and a lower case, and the lower case includes a lower cap which allows the powder tube to be separated for replacement. A brush guide is vertically movably installed inside the upper and lower cases. A pressing device for pressing the powder tube is provided in the lower case to supply powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: F.S. Korea Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Kwang Hwang
  • 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: 5927884
    Abstract: A perfume stick having a fragile core tube holding a liquid perfume and mounted in a flexible plastic outer tube, the flexible plastic outer tube having a bottom end covered with a cotton tip, the liquid perfume flowing out of the core tube to the cotton tip for application when the perfume stick is bent by hand to break the core tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Yu-Chien Kao
  • 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: 5865551
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaning head, such as a mop, for cleaning surfaces. The device includes an elastically expandable reservoir for storing cleaning fluid. The reservoir is enclosed within a replaceable cartridge fitting within the handle of the cleaning device. The cleaning fluid flows from the reservoir to a discharge nozzle and onto the surface to be cleaned. A fluid controller is also provided to control the flow of fluid from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: New Knight Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lalli, Cosmo D. Bertino, III
  • Patent number: 5827001
    Abstract: A brush, in particular a toothbrush, comprises a head (20) including a plurality of bristles (24) thereon and having at least one opening (26) therein feeding to the bristles (24), a container (2) of paste (4) connected to the head (20), and a control member (32, 50) within the brush movable between a first position in which the or each opening (26) in the head (20) is closed thereby, and a second position in which the or each opening (26) is open, the movement of the control member (32, 50) from the first position to the second position resulting in flow of paste (4) from the container (2) through the or each opening (26) in the head (20) and onto the bristles (24) of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Veresk Biosystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Said Taghavi-Khanghah
  • Patent number: 5650806
    Abstract: An ink jet printer or a pen has a nozzle or valve (4) formed by an orifice in an elastic material (1), and the orifice comprising a slit or hole (9) in the elastic material deformable to cause the slit or hole to open or close to eject ink (2) under pressure. The printer preferably has plural, closely spaced nozzles and actuators in the form of a piezoelectric unimorph (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Domino Printing Sciences PLC
    Inventor: William Anthony Denne
  • 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: 4997301
    Abstract: A fountain pen includes a fountain pen barrel, an ink tube fixed inside the pen barrel, a stopper means fixed inside said pen barrel to hold the ink tube in place, and a fountain pen head joined to the other end. A pressing force applied to an urging means moves the ink tube in an axial direction towards a writing core which guides ink from the ink tube in a capillary flow. Axial movement enables the stopper means to generate a contracting force on the ink tube to increase the releasing pressure of the ink. Excess ink absorbed by the writing core permeates an ink absorbent member disposed inside the fountain pen head to prevent leakage of excess ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventor: Jyug-Jen Sheu
  • Patent number: 4875602
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus includes a self-contained source of fluid normally isolated within a reservoir bulb which is deformable to initially rupture a membrane allowing the fluid to be forced in an axial direction through a shaft bore to saturate a tip-mounted swab. Alternatively, this membrane may be positioned intermediate two aligned sections of the shaft or associated structure and is ruptured upon partial axial collapse of the sections. Several embodiments are proposed and in some, the membrane not only provides the initial containment of the fluid but also serves as a fluid-tight seal between axially adjacent portions of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Triad Direct Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Chickering, William A. Barabino
  • Patent number: 4705420
    Abstract: A cleaning system utilizing a hollow bodied, disposable dispensing capsule or package comprising a storage chamber and integral dispensing chamber made of a plastic material. The package is connected to the system handle via a conical protrusion on the package closure. An orifice separating the two chambers is provided with a movable, inlet clapper valve, the dispensing chamber outlet orifice being normally closed by a spring urged valve. Deformation of the elastic walls of the bellows shaped dispensing chamber dispenses a discrete amount of liquid to the system handle without relying on gravity. Compression of the dispensing chamber reduces the volume thereof, closes the inlet clapper valve, and opens the outlet valve to dispense the product. The conically shaped storage chamber provides for ready pumping and evacuation of cleaning fluid therefrom, the flexible walls collapsing inward as a result of the vacuum created by the decompression of the dispensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Sani-Fresh International, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bokmiller, Samuel C. Heck
  • Patent number: 4640638
    Abstract: A cleaning system (60) includes an elongate handle (61) having a surface cleaning means (65) disposed at one end of the handle and a cleaning fluid cartridge means (64) disposed at the other end of the handle. The cleaning system further includes a means for pumping (66) the cleaning fluid from the fluid cartridge means to the surface cleaning means, and the pump means (66) is associated with the cleaning fluid cartridge means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Sani-Fresh International, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bokmiller, Samuel C. Heck
  • Patent number: 4572691
    Abstract: A pen-like instrument for dispensing correction fluid comprising an elongate housing, a bag of thin flexible polymeric film material containing correction fluid within a cavity in the housing, and an applicator tip assembly comprising a body secured to the housing and the bag and having a through opening through which the correction fluid is dispensed when an applicator member positioned within the through opening separated from a lip on the body against the bias of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kirchhoff, Clinton W. Lightfoot
  • Patent number: 4415288
    Abstract: An improved liquid dispensing device having particular utility as a surgical scrub and/or swab unit is characterized by a cartridge which is slidable in a rigid handle and rupturably by a spike when slid within the handle to a predetermined degree. Fluid from the ruptured cartridge flows from within the handle to within a sponge through apertures which permit free flow of the dispensed fluid. The handle may be provided with longitudinally-extending slots to facilitate compression of the handle and the cartridge disposed therein. A check valve may be included in the hollow spike passage to prevent back flow of liquid from the sponge and dispensing chamber into the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: Whitman Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin Gordon, Joseph Lichtenstein
  • Patent number: 4347010
    Abstract: A cleaning device for eyeglasses comprises an elongated casing having a circumferentially closed wall, open ends and removable upper and lower lids for closing said ends. A guide member conformed to the inner shape of the casing is longitudinally slidable in the casing and has a rearwardly extending projection. A conduit extends through the guide member and the projection. Two oppositely arranged resilient limbs extend forwardly from the guide member and have free ends carrying retainers for sponge-like wipers. Each of said limbs is adapted to grip in the extended position of the limbs around the edge of a spectacle lens. The sponge-like wipers are replaceably connected to the retainers. Conduits extend longitudinally through the limbs and communicate with the conduit in the guide member and in the rearwardly extending projection. A film bag is detachably attached to the rearwardly extending projection and filled with a liquid cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Inventor: Alex Petkoff
  • Patent number: 4269527
    Abstract: An applicator for pulverizable substances. The applicator comprises, in co-operation, a resilient container for the pulverizable substance, a permeable membrane through which said substance passes and means for maintaining and releasing said substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Donald E. Lipfert, Willfred Goldschmidt
  • Patent number: 4181997
    Abstract: A tooth-brushing device comprising a brushing unit provided with rotating brushes, and a dentifrice-carrying cartridge unit. The cartridge unit is attachable to a water faucet and supports an impeller operated by water pressure to rotate the brushes. The cartridge unit also has a passage for conducting water from the faucet to the rotating brushes. The cartridge unit supports a disposable dentifrice tube which is squeezed by the pressure of water from the faucet to force dentifrice from the tube to the brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Inventor: James L. O'Rourke