Diverse Coating Tools Patents (Class 401/16)
  • Patent number: 9295618
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to formulations and methods for improving level of moisture absorption and retention by the skin and for improving the appearance, feel, or comfort of the skin, wherein the formulations comprise pure rainwater. In another embodiment of the invention, the formulations comprise a combination of natural extracts. The present invention is a formulation made substantially without the use of synthetic chemicals and petroleum by-products, wherein the formulation is used for personal care. More specifically, the present invention is a skin care product formulation wherein 90% or more of the ingredients are natural products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: PV CREATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pnina Vilinsky
  • Patent number: 9131767
    Abstract: An oral care implement (210) includes a handle (214) and a head (212) mounted to one end of the handle (214) that includes a first face (237) having plurality of tooth cleaning elements (226) extending therefrom, a second face (247) and a store of oral care material (232). A soft tissue cleaner (241) can be included on the second face (247). Oral care material can be provided simultaneously to the first (237) and second faces (247) during use from the store of oral care material (232). The oral care implement can include a plurality of oral care material stores (232), which can include different dentifrices. A store of oral care material (232) can be located within an arrangement of the tooth cleaning elements (226) and can extend through the head (212) to an arrangement of soft tissue cleaning elements (226). The toothbrush (210) can be small in size and lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, Alan Sorrentino, James Herbert Kemp, Emily Fink
  • Patent number: 9050255
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to formulations and methods for improving level of moisture absorption and retention by the skin and for improving the appearance, feel, or comfort of the skin, wherein the formulations comprise pure rainwater. In another embodiment of the invention, the formulations comprise a combination of natural extracts. The present invention is a formulation made substantially without the use of synthetic chemicals and petroleum by-products, wherein the formulation is used for personal care. More specifically, the present invention is a skin care product formulation wherein 90% or more of the ingredients are natural products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: PV CREATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pnina Vilinsky
  • Patent number: 8992106
    Abstract: An optics cleaning apparatus includes a buffing cloth section where the buffing cloth section includes a buffing cloth housing and a buffing cloth removal clip. A scrub pad section where the scrub pad section includes a scrub pad and a dust bush housing. And a cleaning section, where the cleaning section includes a dust brush, a reservoir section and a fluid applicator, where the fluid applicator is connected with the reservoir section and where the fluid applicator includes an air channel connected with the reservoir section and where the reservoir section includes a fluid cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Melvin A. Burklow
  • Publication number: 20150016857
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid cosmetic suited for a liquid cosmetic applicator using a brush or a pen feed as an applying means and suited for use in an eyeliner or an eyebrow, which has a good water resistance and is excellent in a skin adhesive property and which is free of a lustrous feeling and has a mat tone. The liquid cosmetic comprises at least carbon black, water, 0.5 to 5% by mass of a dispersant comprising a film-formable resin, 2 to 15% by mass as a solid of a film-forming agent, 0.5% by mass or less of a surfactant, and xanthan gum or a hydroxyethyl acrylate/acryloyldimethyltaurinato Na copolymer for a mat tone provider; a glossiness of the liquid cosmetic is 6.5 or less; and a viscosity thereof at 25° C. and a shear rate of 76.8 s?1 falls in a range of 10 to 270 mPa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Yuya Nagasaka
  • Publication number: 20140369734
    Abstract: An applicator is provided with a container including an internal space for storing lotion, a channel at an upper end of the container, and a projection at a lower end of the container; and an application assembly disposed on an upper end of the container and including a plurality of tubes each including a projecting applicator head at a lower end. Each tube includes two opposite cavities at a lower end and two opposite protrusions at an upper end and adapted to secure to the cavities. The applicator heads can be stacked on the upper end of the container by using the channel. A perforated disc is attached to a bottom of the projection. After the lotion is used up, a user may detach the perforated disc prior to refilling lotion into the space. Characteristics of easy use, multiple section, easy replacement, and portability can be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Wen Liao
  • Publication number: 20140326265
    Abstract: A dual-ended multiple purpose makeup applicator device includes a tubular body defining an interior cavity configured to contain a makeup and having an open first end and an open second end; a first makeup applicator removably attachable to the first end; and a second makeup applicator removably attachable to the second end. One of the makeup applicators is designed to apply makeup to the eyelid margins and eyelid platform in the form of a tight line, water line and lid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tight Line Cosmetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica C. Golding
  • Patent number: 8801316
    Abstract: A water jet toothbrush assembly injects water into a user's mouth to remove plaque and debris. The assembly includes an elongated member having a head and a handle. The head has a plurality of apertures positioned therein. A conduit extends through an interior space of the elongated member. A first end of the conduit is in fluid communication with a hose when the hose is coupled to the handle. A second end of the conduit is positioned proximate the apertures wherein the conduit is configured for delivering water to the apertures. A channel extends through an interior space of a cleaning attachment. A first end of the channel is in fluid communication with the hose when the hose is coupled to the cleaning attachment. A second end of the channel is aligned with a hole of the cleaning attachment wherein the channel is configured for delivering water to the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Reza Abedini
  • Patent number: 8702636
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The method prevents a phenol solution that is applied during a P & A procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device is essentially a plastic tube which comes in different lengths and widths and has a specially shaped aperture located at one end. A stick-shaped cotton applicator is inserted through the tube so as to ensure direct application of the phenol solution onto only the nail matrix. As a result, the phenol solution is prevented from coming into contact with the skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • Patent number: 8628264
    Abstract: An oral care implement includes a handle, a head mounted to one end of the handle that includes a first face having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending therefrom and a second face, a store of dentifrice retained at the head, and a film matrix retained at the head containing at least one rapidly releasable agent. A soft tissue cleaner can be included on the second face. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the film matrix. In addition, dentifrice can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the store of dentifrice. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can include, for example, a flavoring agent, a dentifrice, or a therapeutic agent. The toothbrush can be small in size and lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Guofeng Xu, Richard Scott Robinson, Douglas J. Hohlbein
  • Publication number: 20130272771
    Abstract: This invention is a non-obvious combination and improvement of existing office tools. It consists of a six inch straight edge with a molded clasp to be used as a grasping bookmark. The end of the molded clasp will be hollowed (as a locking receptacle) to accept and secure a slim and short writing instrument. The writing instrument can be an ink pen, mechanical pencil or a highlighter. All writing instruments will be interchangeable and replacement writing instruments will be separately available. This non-obvious combination and improvement of existing tools produces a novel, unique and patentable product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Derek Joseph Tennyson
  • Patent number: 8459892
    Abstract: An oral care implement (210) includes a handle (214) and a head (212) mounted to one end of the handle (214) that includes a first face (237) having plurality of tooth cleaning elements (226) extending therefrom, a second face (247) and a store of oral care material (232). A soft tissue cleaner (241) can be included on the second face (247). Oral care material can be provided simultaneously to the first (237) and second faces (247) during use from the store of oral care material (232). The oral care implement can include a plurality of oral care material stores (232), which can include different dentifrices. A store of oral care material (232) can be located within an arrangement of the tooth cleaning elements (226) and can extend through the head (212) to an arrangement of soft tissue cleaning elements (226). The toothbrush (210) can be small in size and lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, Alan Sorrentino, James Herbert Kemp, Emily Fink
  • Publication number: 20130129399
    Abstract: An applicator arrangement (18) for a cosmetic product (12), comprising: a stem (20); first and second applicator elements (24, 26), fitted to the stem (20); and a sleeve (32) adapted to accommodates the stem (20), the sleeve being movable with respect to the stem (20) between a first position, in which the second applicator element (26) is shielded by the sleeve (32), and a second position, in which the second applicator element (26) is revealed so that both the first applicator element (24) and the second applicator element (26) are accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Michel Limongi, Franck Seguin
  • Patent number: 8403578
    Abstract: A portable dishwashing apparatus is easily transportable, requires a minimal amount of water, and allows for quick and easy cleansing of dishes and utensils. A base unit in communication with a water source encases both a water heater unit and a soap mixture tank. In one embodiment, the water source is a portable water holding tank. A hand unit in connection with the base unit includes a handle having a rinse extension bar and a cleaning head extension bar extending outwardly. A soap mixture exits the distal end of the cleaning head extension bar onto a cleaning head, which is used to scrub dishes. A trigger located on the hand unit controls the flow of water from the distal end of the rinse extension bar and the distal end of the cleaning head extension bar. A portable sink unit supports the base unit and water holding tank, and further includes a drain for transporting excess soap and water run-off to a used water holding tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: David Burhans
  • Publication number: 20130017010
    Abstract: A cosmetics application apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a primary stem body with an interior fluid chamber. A brush head includes a plurality of bristles attached thereto and extends radially outwardly, and is attached to the primary stem body. An axial fluid passage channel defined by the brush head is coupled to the interior fluid chamber and opening to the bristles. A manually actuatable valve is incorporated into the fluid passage channel, and fluid flow from the interior fluid chamber to the opening of the brush head is selectively restricted thereby. The apparatus has a spray pump assembly with an outlet nozzle, an inlet fluid passage channel, and a manually actuable pump trigger. The spray pump assembly is attached to the primary stem body with the inlet fluid passage channel fluidly coupled to the interior fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jean Yen Liu
  • Patent number: 8282298
    Abstract: An oral care implement includes a handle, a head mounted to one end of the handle that includes a first face having plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending therefrom and a second face, a store of dentifrice retained at the head, and a film matrix retained at the head containing at least one rapidly releasable agent. A soft tissue cleaner can be included on the second face. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the film matrix. In addition, dentifrice can be provided to the first and/or second faces during use from the store of dentifrice. The at least one rapidly releasable agent can include, for example, a flavoring agent, a dentifrice, or a therapeutic agent. The toothbrush can be small in size and lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Richard Scott Robinson, Guofeng Xu, Douglas Hohlbein, Alan Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 8256978
    Abstract: A kit for dispensing a viscous fluid from a container comprising: a nozzle for coupling to an outlet of the container defining a nozzle opening for dispensing the viscous fluid from the container, the nozzle including applicator engaging structure; and an applicator including a working area and nozzle engaging structure releasably engageable with the applicator engaging structure of the nozzle to releasably secure the applicator to the nozzle. The applicator further including a working area for spreading the viscous fluid dispensed by the nozzle. The kit also including another applicator and the nozzle may be selectively engageable with either of the two applicators. The applicators may be in the form of a spatula applicator and a brush applicator or may be in any other suitable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Geocel Corporation
    Inventors: John Bencsics, Trevor Jackson, Patrick J. Coyne, Don Krabill
  • Patent number: 8201929
    Abstract: A plurality of ink cartridges are installed to be arranged in a vertical direction. A carriage reciprocates in the vertical direction. An ink-jet head has nozzle rows arranged, in a row in the vertical direction, to be parallel mutually, and the ink cartridge is connected to the nozzle row via a tube. There is provided a vertically long and a stylish liquid jetting apparatus which can be installed vertically even in a narrow area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroto Sugahara, Narumi Kawai, Yoshitsugu Morita, Shingo Hattori
  • Patent number: 8128299
    Abstract: A nail enamel applicator includes a resilient tube, an adaptor mounted on the top portion of the tube and having an upper end provided with a clamping hole and a guide portion, a pen head mounted in the adaptor and having an upper end provided with a tip extending through the guide portion into the clamping hole, a top cap mounted on the adaptor to cover the tip, and a brush having an upper end provided with a pipe inserted into an open lower end of the pen head and a lower end provided with multiple bristles. Thus, the tip is clamped by the clamping hole so that the clamping hole is sealed closely by the tip without producing a gap between the tip and the clamping hole to prevent air from being introduced into the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Victoria Cosmetic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao-Tien Huang
  • Publication number: 20120027497
    Abstract: A cosmetic container includes a PET tube having an open end and a close end, wherein the close end has a connecting section, and the connecting section formed with at least one external thread at its outer periphery and a bottom; a painting assembly including a pen segment screwed with the open end, a brush segment wedged in the pen segment and an upper cap mounted around the pen segment; and an attached member having a threaded hole for receiving and fixing the connecting section at the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: TAO-CHEN HUANG
  • Patent number: 7806612
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for applying fluids to a convex surface. A handle may be attached to a fluid dispensing assembly that may have a roller applicator assembly attached. The roller applicator assembly may have rollers rotatably disposed on a bracket with two of the rollers positioned at an oblique angle to an intermediate roller. The fluid dispensing assembly may have a body with a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a first fluid container in the handle and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with a second fluid container in the handle, and a piston in each fluid container. The first fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a first roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller. The second fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a second roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William D. Wangler
  • Publication number: 20090172902
    Abstract: A multiple, disposable, biodegradable dental implement system in which a plurality of disposable, flat dental implements are formed from a large planar blank. Each dental implement includes a flat toothbrush head and a flat gum massager head formed on opposite ends of a flat elongated shank. Adjacent implements are formed in the blank by perforation lines that allow the implements to be individually detached from the blank just prior to use. In the preferred embodiment, each toothbrush head includes a plurality of concave ridges formed while the gum massaging head is made of a plurality of convex curved ridges complimentary with the concave ridges on the adjacent toothbrush. The planar blank is made of disposable paper and embedded with dry toothpaste or mouthwash which is activated by the user's saliva when used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Martin Cullup
  • Publication number: 20090110464
    Abstract: A cosmetic tubes includes a lipstick subassembly including a front rotary drive tube having a staged member, and a rear case; a lip gloss subassembly including a removable rear extension of reduced diameter, the extension being releasably secured to the case of the lipstick subassembly; and an eyebrow pencil subassembly including a front rotary hollow cap having a front opening, and a rear positioning tube having a snapping member for releasably securing to the staged member of the drive tube of the lipstick subassembly. A person may conveniently detach any desired subassembly from the remaining subassemblies prior to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080317538
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided including a first device for applying makeup, and a second device for removing makeup. The first device may be attached to the second device. The first device may include a first container having nail polish and a first applicator tip for applying the nail polish. The second device may include a second container having nail polish remover and a second applicator tip for removing nail polish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Izabella Wojtowicz
  • Patent number: 7452146
    Abstract: Improved eradicating fluids and eradicable inks are disclosed. A color changing eradicating fluid is disclosed which includes a volatile base, a pH sensitive dye and an eradicating agent whereby the dye changes color as the volatile base evaporates thereby provided a visual indication to the user when the eradicating fluid is sufficiently dry and ready to receive a corrected marking. A non-color changing eradicating fluid having a more moderate pH is also disclosed. The combination eradicable and re-write ink is disclosed which features phosphoric acid (or phosphorus pentoxide in solution) along with an eradicable dye. A combination writing and correction instrument that combines a disclosed eradicating fluid and a combination eradicable and re-write ink is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: David Godbout
  • Patent number: 7381003
    Abstract: A cosmetic jar includes a container containing cosmetic cream and having an opening in which a receptacle is received and retained and a cap releasably mounted to the opening of the container with threading engagement and carrying a bud made of a soft, elastically deformable and cream-absorbing material, the bud being receivable into the receptacle in a slightly compressed condition so that when the bud is removed out of the receptacle by a rotary operation of the cap with respect to the container, a uniform coating of the cream is absorbed by and formed on the bud. A cavity is defined in a top of the cap and is operably closed by a lid. The cavity serves as an additional storage space for cosmetics, which can be different from the cream contained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 7303347
    Abstract: A portable stain removal kit for removing stains from fabrics, such as clothing or furniture, for use immediately after the mishap has occurred. The kit is intended to be small enough to be carried in a pocket or purse and includes a spatula, a stain removing material, a brush, and an absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Georgetta P. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20070166094
    Abstract: In a cosmetic unit comprising two applicators, each having a stem, each of the applicators dipping into a respective reservoir, each reservoir having a reservoir neck provided with an external thread on which to screw a respective coupling part, and the two reservoirs being releasably attachable to each other by means of the screwed-on coupling parts, which at the same time serve as a closing cap, via a coupling sleeve by means of a snap-type connection, provision is made for the snap-type connection to comprise a locking bead disposed on the inside of the coupling sleeve in the outer end region of the coupling sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Dumler
  • Patent number: 7156572
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a substance may comprise a receptacle for containing the substance and at least one housing in flow communication with the receptacle. The at least one housing may be configured to receive an applicator element and may comprise a side wall and an end wall. The device may also comprise at least one applicator element for applying the substance. The at least one applicator element may comprise a first portion configured to abut the end wall when the at least one applicator element is at least partially received in the at least one housing and the first portion is in an uncompressed configuration. The at least one applicator element may also comprise a second portion comprising at least one recess. The second portion may be configured to abut the end wall when the at least one applicator element is at least partially received in the at least one housing and the first portion is in a compressed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7008132
    Abstract: A surgical scrub appliance is disclosed having a rigid housing (10) to which a sponge (20) is connected, the housing forming at least one container (30, 40) for liquid, the container having a sealable opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Inzign PTE LTD
    Inventors: Swee Hoe Phua, Wai Chiau Kwok, Soei Kiat Yap
  • Patent number: 6783293
    Abstract: In a combination coating film transfer tool and ball-point pen, the transfer tool comprises a case, and a replacement cassette comprising supply and take-up reels and a transfer head. The cassette fits tightly, but removably, in the case, with the tip of the transfer head projecting from the case. The cassette is replaced from time to time, but the case can be reused. Consequently waste of plastic is reduced, and the replacement units can be manufactured less expensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Fujicopian Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Masahiko Ono
  • Patent number: 6776548
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a coating composition to a substrate. The applicator includes a point applicator and a brush applicator connected to a body having a reservoir holding a coating composition. The point applicator includes an application element movable relative to the body. The brush applicator includes a shaft with a brush extending therefrom. The shaft extends into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Thomas L. Gardner, Jr., Paul A. Smith, Richard Hackett, Christopher R. Prebel, John J. Ernst, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040146332
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus (10) for facilitating cleaning of multiple types of surfaces broadly comprises a telescoping body (12); a fluid reservoir (14); a handle (16); a receiving portion (18); a tube (20); a fluid pump (22); and at least one interchangeable head (24). The telescoping body (12) has a proximal end (26) and a distal end (30) and includes a first and a second rod (34,36), wherein the first rod (34) is adapted to nest within the second rod (36). The fluid reservoir (14) is adapted to contain a cleaning fluid and is located near the proximal end (26) of the body (12) and generally adjacent to the handle (16), which is located at an extreme proximal end (28) of the body (12). The receiving portion (18) is located at the distal end (30) of the body (12) and is provided with a nozzle (72) for spraying the cleaning fluid. The tube (20) is partially positioned within the handle (16), proceeds through the fluid reservoir (14) and the first and the second rods (34,36), and ends at the nozzle (72).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Top Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen Hsi Fu
  • Patent number: 6712537
    Abstract: A solvent container with dual purpose dispenser that includes a container body, a pencil head holder, a brush rod and a top cover combined together. The brush rod has a hollow brush rod head, which has an outer circumferential edge formed with a projecting rim. The pencil head holder has a hollow cavity with an engage groove for receiving the projecting rim of the hollow brush rod head, thus, the brush rod and the pencil head holder are engaged with each other directly. The pencil head holder has an upper solvent outlet tube. The pencil head holder and solvent outlet tube thereby preventing the solvent outlet tube from moving biasly to ensure safety during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Chih-Min Hung
  • Publication number: 20030231918
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an interproximal brush with gargle and disinfectant. This interproximal brush includes two brush units. The brush units each consists of a handle having a rectangular cross-section, and an interproximal cleaning means, such as bristles or a dental floss, fixed to an end of the handle. The interproximal brush also has a casing consisting of two reception parts. In this case, the reception parts have a hollow box shape for receiving the brush units, and contain gargle and disinfectant therein, respectively. Further, a sealing unit is provided at a position around a mouth of each of the two reception parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventor: Sang Kee Han
  • Publication number: 20030185616
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic unit comprising two different applicators each with a stem, each of the applicators dipping into a respective reservoir; each reservoir having an externally threaded neck on which to screw a coupling member; and the two reservoirs being releasably attachable to each other via a coupling sleeve by means of the coupling members which are screwed on and which simultaneously serve as a closure cap. The coupling members in the form of screw caps are non-rotarily attachable to the coupling sleeve by an axial serration and axially tightly attachable thereto by a beaded section engaging with a locking groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: GEKA BRUSH GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20030147684
    Abstract: A multi-functional dispenser includes a container body, a pencil head holder, a brush rod and a top cover combined together. The brush rod has a hollow head with its outer circumferential edge formed with a projecting rim, and the pencil head holder has a hollow cavity with its bottom formed with an engage groove for receiving the projecting rim of the brush rod head, thus, the brush rod and the pencil head holder can engage with each other directly. Besides, the pencil head holder and its upper solvent outlet tube are formed integral, not only preventing the solvent outlet tube from moving biasly to ensure safety in using, but also greatly lowering producing time and cost due to its comparatively few components and simple producing and assembling processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Chih-Min Hung
  • Publication number: 20030063942
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a coating composition to a substrate. The applicator includes a point applicator and a brush applicator connected to a body having a reservoir holding a coating composition. The point applicator includes an application element movable relative to the body. The brush applicator includes a shaft with a brush extending therefrom. The shaft extends into the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas L. Gardner,, Paul A. Smith, Richard Hackett, Christopher R. Prebel, John J. Ernst
  • Patent number: 6536972
    Abstract: The inkjet stylus includes a nozzle for depositing ink onto a writing surface. The ink is drawn from an ink cartridge, which may contain a plurality of ink containers, each holding a different color ink. A switch mechanism is used to select different combinations of ink to produce different colors. A microcontroller controls the switch mechanism so as to select the combination of inks that will produce the desired color, and also controls how the ink is deposited on the writing surface using the nozzle. A battery powers the electronic devices in the inkjet stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian W. Bramlett, Frank T. Brown
  • Patent number: 6527464
    Abstract: A multi-purpose fingertip pen/stylus comprising a flexible shaft having first and second ends made of a bendable material, which retains a twisted shape, said shaft sized of sufficient length to wrap and secure about the fingertip of a writing digit or to be used in a straightened position as a conventional pen; the first end adapted as a stylus tip for use with pressure sensitive computer screens, and the second end adapted as a writing tip to extend sufficiently beyond the fingertip of the writing digit stylus to contact and write on a writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Winston Delano Lee
  • Publication number: 20020136588
    Abstract: A cosmetic tool for holding multiple cosmetic products. The cosmetic tool can releasably hold at least one of the cosmetic products so that it can be replaced. The cosmetic tool includes a main body having two ends that hold the cosmetic products substantially parallel to a central axis of the tool, and it can also include caps for placement over the cosmetic products. The caps can have a reflective outer surface for use as a mirror. The ends can be configured to hold cosmetic products having variable dimensions by using a chuck mechanism or a compressible material. With cosmetic products held in place and the caps installed, the cosmetic tool provides for a convenient and easy way to carry and use a wide variety of cosmetic products such as lipstick, lip liner, eye liner, eye shadow, or others products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: Tania W. Hanna
  • Publication number: 20020136587
    Abstract: The inkjet stylus includes a nozzle for depositing ink onto a writing surface. The ink is drawn from an ink cartridge, which may contain a plurality of ink containers, each holding a different color ink. A switch mechanism is used to select different combinations of ink to produce different colors. A microcontroller controls the switch mechanism so as to select the combination of inks that will produce the desired color, and also controls how the ink is deposited on the writing surface using the nozzle. A battery powers the electronic devices in the inkjet stylus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian W. Bramlett, Frank T. Brown
  • Patent number: 6425702
    Abstract: A multi-color pen system is provided in which there are a plurality of liquid ink pen units, each of a different color. Each unit includes a nib and writing point, a collector element providing capillary passages for air and ink, and a tubular receiving body which houses the collector and forms an ink reservoir above the collector. Each unit is a complete, functioning pen device. The receiving body of each unit is threaded to receive a detachable pen holder to facilitate gripping the pen during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Chartpak, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce W. Brunetti
  • Publication number: 20020094224
    Abstract: An upright nail polish bottle includes a pair of inseparably adjoined compartments joined by a permanent common wall for different colored nail polishes. The dual nail polish bottle has a pair of closable brush handle caps with separate fluid accommodating brushes for the two different colored polishes in the inseparably joined compartments. In a preferred embodiment, one compartment is of a lesser height than the other compartment. The comparable brush applicator is also proportionately smaller than the other brush applicator. In such a configuration, the common wall permanently separating the pair of compartments from each other is not parallel to the side edges of the dual bottle, but intersects at least one side edge obliquely, either in a curved and straight slanted direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Constance Kaufman
  • Patent number: 6419415
    Abstract: A fluid distribution appliance comprises a manifold unit integrally formed with top, side, front and back walls, and a bottom surface, and a handle receiving section. The walls and bottom surface of the manifold form an enclosed space, through which fluid flows and is delivered through nozzles located at one of the front walls of the manifold. The manifold also supports a squeegee made of a layer of semi-rigid material, which is secured to the manifold by a holddown plate and screws. A triangular brace support is secured at one end to a handle attached to a handle receiving section of the manifold and, at its other two ends, to the manifold. The manifold, with its brace and handle, can be used independently or in combination with a bristle push broom head which is configured to receive the manifold in fitted, surface to surface contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter S. Vosbikian, Robert E. Petner
  • Patent number: 6343887
    Abstract: In a hair coloring or cosmetic unit, in particular mascara unit, comprising a receptacle for liquid take-up, which has a basic body and a neck of tapered diameter as compared to the basic body, and a closing cap to be placed on the neck, a rod with an applicator being fixable on the inside of the closing cap, and a stripper being provided in the vicinity of the neck for the applicator to be stripped upon withdrawal from the receptacle, it is provided that the applicator is connectable to the rod or the rod to the closing cap by the user, after the user has selected a preferred applicator or rod from a plurality of available samples thereof, and that the filled receptacle comprises a special closing and sealing device without a rod or an applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Georg Karl Geka-Brush GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20010048838
    Abstract: A self-contained paint container for storing leftover paint. The self-contained paint container has a hollow body sized and shaped to be held in one hand. The hollow body has a first and second opposite ends. The first and second ends being each provided with a removable cover. The first end is provided with a roller and a paint expeller for allowing controlled release of paint on the roller. The roller may be covered by a cover, which is provided with an absorbent material for preventing the paint on the roller to dry out upon storage. The second end is provided with a cover, of which can further include a brush thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: Andre Daigle
  • Patent number: 6302607
    Abstract: An applicator system for use in delivering a flowable composition comprising: (a) a container in which the flowable composition is to be contained; and (b) at least three applicators of different type, including a line applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a single outlet, a surface applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a plurality of outlets onto a surface, and a brush/comb-like applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a plurality of outlets and dispersed by a plurality of elongate parting members; characterized in that (c) at least two of the plurality of outlets in the brush/comb-like applicator are formed in respective ones of the elongate parting members. Also, an applicator system, for the same use, comprising (a) and (b); characterized in that (d) the surface applicator is of foam or sponge material having a resiliently compressible porous structure from which the flowable composition is to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, Lesley Allen
  • Patent number: 6267523
    Abstract: An ink pen refill consists of a single writing point connected to an elongated barrel in which gel ink is stored in distinctly colored layers. At the proximal end of the barrel, just behind the most proximal color band of ink, a quantity of grease is inserted in the barrel to seal the ink within the barrel. In manufacturing the ink pen refill, after installing the elongated barrel on the proximal end of the writing point, a quantity of gel ink of a first particular color is inserted within the barrel just proximal of the writing point using a filling pipe. When the desired quantity of ink has been so inserted, the elongated barrel with the writing point is placed in a centrifuge and is centrifuged to remove any air bubbles contained within the ink. Next, the next color of gel ink is dispensed into the barrel just proximal of the first layer of ink. The entire refill is again centrifuged to remove any bubbles from the newest layer of ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Raymond Geddes & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward John Poels, Sin-Hwa Huang
  • Patent number: 6260743
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing grout into joints formed between laterally adjacent floor tiles comprises a hopper for holding a quantity of grout mounted on a mobile frame assembly. The apparatus includes a plurality of nozzle assemblies coupled to the hopper through tubular channels. The nozzle assemblies are slidably coupled to a mounting bracket which extends parallel to the front of the frame assembly such that the lateral distance between the nozzle assemblies is adjustable to correspond to the lateral distance between the joints formed by various sizes of floor tiles. A rack and pinion assembly is connected to the mounting bracket such that the vertical distance between the nozzle assemblies and the floor tiles is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Gino A. Mazzenga