Manually Engageable Resilient Wall Or Wall Portion Patents (Class 401/183)
  • Patent number: 9216072
    Abstract: To provide an economical and sanitary drug-containing personal hygiene implement that is easy to produce and manage, and has an excellent portability even when both personal hygiene implement and drug are used away from home. The drug-containing personal hygiene implement includes a bottle body in which a drug is stored, a personal hygiene body which has a shaft section and a distal-end personal hygiene section, protrudes to a distal-end side of the bottle body, and is used to implement care of a human body, and a passage provided on a distal-end section of the bottle body and guiding the stored drug to the personal hygiene body, the implement being characterized in that opening operation makes it possible for the drug to flow through the passage in the bottle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SUNSTAR INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Joyashiki, Kazuyuki Uo, Masato Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9185959
    Abstract: A liquid applicator comprising a container, a plug, a flow control unit, a biasing member, a collar holder, a discharge barrel, a collar, an application member, a cap and optionally a jacket. The cap or the jacket is configured to displace the collar holder along a longitudinal axis of the liquid applicator to bring the liquid applicator to an open position or to a closed position. The flow control unit closes the at least one aperture in the plug in the closed position; and in the open position, the flow control unit opens the at least one aperture in the plug and the liquid content flows from the at least one aperture to the collar holder so that the container, the plug and the collar holder are in fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Rajesh Deswal
  • Patent number: 8997299
    Abstract: A tooth cleaning device comprising a handle, and a pad coupled to the handle, wherein the pad has a front face, a back face and a plurality of side walls. There are a plurality of different areas disposed on the front face of the pad comprising a first area comprising a first set of protrusions, in a substantially semi-spherical shape, and a second area comprising a second set of protrusions in a substantially conical shape. There is also a third area of protrusions formed as a substantially conical shape, and a fourth area of protrusions formed as a substantially semi-spherical shape. The device can be formed as a pad which collapses voluntarily under pressure. The pad can be made from any suitable material such as any type of rubber or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Gruber, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Gruber, Edward Kozloski
  • Patent number: 8974134
    Abstract: A package for applying a liquid personal care product. the package including a body for storing and dispensing a personal care product and an applicator with a skin-contacting portion for applying the personal care product to the skin of a user. The body of the package and the skin-contacting portion both have first and second cross-sectional shapes with major and minor dimensions aligned with one another. The major dimension being greater than the minor dimension. The skin contacting portion includes a patterned surface. The patterned surface produces a corresponding pattern on skin when the personal care product is applied thereto. The pattern may be configured to deliver a discontinuous film of product to the skin, resulting in natural looking coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Ellen Mary Loughren, Ian Andrew Carnduff
  • Patent number: 8967897
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser includes a translucent reservoir sandwiched in-between a shelled wall and a solid wall of an opaque housing. The shelled wall provides exposure to a portion of the translucent reservoir, the exposed portion of the translucent reservoir defines a flexible wall. The translucent reservoir being formed of a substantially more supple material than the opaque housing, thereby providing the flexible wall to displace a portion of product stored in the translucent reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8967901
    Abstract: A sauce brush cap for a squeeze bottle including a housing for an applicator devised to engage a threaded upper end of a squeeze bottle and having a brush with inflammable bristles to dispense sauce from the squeeze bottle onto a food item being grilled without igniting the bristles. The housing and the applicator are hollow to permit the dispensing of the sauce as well as to permit an unused portion of the sauce to return into the squeeze bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Garry Holder
  • Patent number: 8950966
    Abstract: Proposed is a device for applying a flowable substance comprising an outer shell (14) forming a receptacle for the flowable substance, as well as at least one portionally cylindrical insert (12) assigned to an application tip (22) and open at one end and closed at the other end and its shell featuring at least one orifice (34) connected to the open end. The outer shell (14) is shiftable in relation to the insert (12) between a blocked position in which a fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is blocked by means of a sealing device and an activated position in which the fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is released. The insert (12) has a male screw thread (20) mating the outer shell (14), the flowable substance flowing after twisting of the insert (12) in relation to the outer shell (14) and release of the orifice (34) into the insert (12). The outer shell is made, at least portionally, of an elastomeric plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8834054
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Publication number: 20140241782
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing applicators adapted to be mounted to a container of lubricating oil or degreaser and used to lubricate or apply degreaser to a drive chain of a bicycle or motorcycle are disclosed. The applicator housing has an open slot to receive the chain. A wear-resistant and absorbent pad is positioned within the housing to engage the chain. A conduit between the absorbent pad and the container transmits liquid to the absorbent pad such that the chain can be cleaned or lubricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Left Field Design, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Patent number: 8807859
    Abstract: A liquid applicator contains a hollow body portion incorporating a reservoir portion for containing a liquid to be applied by the applicator; an outlet portion having first and second ends, the first end being connected to an outlet mouth of the reservoir; an applicator tip assembly provided on the second end of the outlet portion for discharge of liquid from the reservoir portion via said outlet portion; a plug located in the mouth of the reservoir portion; and actuator for applying an actuating force to the mouth wall to effect movement of the plug towards the outlet portion and for squeezing the walls of the reservoir portion to effect discharge of liquid from the reservoir portion via the outlet portion and the applicator device. The liquid to be dispensed is retained in a reservoir that is sealed by a plug until usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Solutions (Plymouth) Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Stenton
  • Patent number: 8740489
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid applicator allowing a liquid to be easily replenished and replaced, as well as capable of containing a large amount of liquid. The liquid applicator includes a main body provided with a tank inside thereof, a tip shaft that is coupled to the tip end side of the main body, and a brush that is fixed in the tip shaft and projecting from the tip end of the tip shaft. A liquid may be sucked into a tank by releasing the coupling of the main body and the tip shaft, sinking a tip end opening of the main body in the liquid, and sliding a sliding cylinder attached to the rear portion of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehei Kageyama, Yoshio Noguchi, Yoshiyuki Sawayama
  • Patent number: 8714857
    Abstract: A leak-proof container for a liquid cosmetic product is provided with a cap assembly including a cap and a spring activated retaining ring moveably secured to the cap; a dispensing assembly including a flexible dome, a hollow seat, and an applicator retained in the dome wherein the seat is partially disposed in the dome and includes a hollow shank, and a sealing member put on an upper portion of the seat to block any leaking paths through a joining surface of the dome and the seat wherein a bottom of the seat is seated on an intermediate, annular protruding member on an inner surface of the dome in a friction fit; and a reservoir assembly including a shell and a liquid reservoir including a top bossed opening, the reservoir disposed in the shell and the shank lockingly inserted into the bossed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8708980
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Welser
  • Publication number: 20140064821
    Abstract: An applicator head for selectively dispensing product includes a base structure and a support structure. The base structure includes a top face inclined relative to a bottom face, and a first side wall. The top face includes a base flange, and defines a first orifice in fluid communication with a fastener of the bottom face. The support structure includes a lower face inclined relative to an upper face, and a second side wall. The upper face includes a top surface and defines a second orifice. The lower face includes a support flange engaged with the base flange such that the support structure is pivotable relative to the base structure between first and second positions. Fluid communication is facilitated from the fastener through the second orifice in only one of the first and second positions. A dispenser is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Amy Marie PRICE, Gregory Clegg SPOONER, Kin Wong YAU, Ming Fung CHEN, William Fraser Gwynfor JONES, David Bernard Domingo DEACON, Chun Yu WONG, Wai Keung TSUI
  • Patent number: 8662780
    Abstract: The container for fluid products, particularly creams, ointments, pastes, lotions for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use, comprises a containment body for containing a fluid product which has an exit mouth for the fluid product, a closing element for closing the mouth, and an applicator element associable with the containment body near to the mouth and suitable for dispensing the fluid product exiting from the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lameplast S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 8647006
    Abstract: A system for applying a coating to an untextured portion of a destination surface comprises a tube member defining a container opening, texture material within the tube member, a sponge member defining an applicator surface and a sponge opening. The texture material comprises a binder and visually perceivable discrete particles. The sponge member is secured to the tube member such that the texture material can flow out of the tube member through the sponge opening. The texture material is displaced out of the tube member and onto the applicator surface. The applicator surface of the sponge member is displaced substantially along a dispensing axis perpendicular to the applicator surface towards and away from the destination surface with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface to transfer the texture material to the destination surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Randal W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8636433
    Abstract: A microbe detecting and/or treating toothbrush that includes a handle that comprises a head portion, a neck portion and a grasping portion, an upper surface and a lower surface; a plurality of bristles, positioned on and attached to the upper surface of the head portion of the handle and a dental hygiene device being parts of the handle, which comprises a dispensing aperture from which an effective amount of a disclosing and/or treating agent is dispensed and a dispensing mechanism comprising an actuator, which upon actuation, enables the dispensing aperture to provide an effective amount of a disclosing and/or treating agent, wherein the dispensing aperture and the dispensing mechanism of the dental hygiene devices are situated in the neck portion or the grasping portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Sharon Lerner, Sam Lerner, Uri Arbiser
  • Patent number: 8628266
    Abstract: A knife with integrated dispenser incorporates a blade terminating at a boss. A handle extends from the boss with a condiment container connected to the handle and the boss. A conduit extending through the boss and communicating with the condiment container terminates in an aperture adjacent the blade for extruding condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Edgar Virgil Martin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130291903
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a combination brush and shampoo. The apparatus includes a handle, a removable brush head extending outward from a first end of the handle, the brush head having a plurality of apertures, an end coupler connected with a second end of the handle, a main channel extending from the end coupler, through the handle and brush head to the bristle pack such that the end coupler is in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures, and a reservoir formed in the brush head having a cleaning agent channel extending to and intersecting with the main channel. The system includes the apparatus and a semi-rigid region in the reservoir configured to be depressed and force the cleaning agent out of the reservoir. The method includes providing the apparatus, ejecting cleaning agent, and rinsing with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis Tumale
  • Patent number: 8556530
    Abstract: An oral care implement includes a releasable sensory material that invokes a sensory response when in contact with tissues or surfaces of a mouth of a user. In one embodiment, an element is provided that is visually indicative of the sensory response. The oral care implement may also include a soft tissue cleaner provided with the sensory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas J. Hohlbein, Chi Shing Wong, Wen Jin Xi, James Herbert Kemp, Al Aquanza Sprosta
  • Patent number: 8540449
    Abstract: An apparatus for liquid material application with a dual roller structure includes a body having a space for holding contents therein, with a first discharge port being formed on an upper portion of the body to discharge the contents; a roller support mounted on an upper portion of the body, and having, on a lower surface thereof, a second discharge port which communicates with the first discharge port; a first roller unit rotatably mounted on a lower portion of the roller support, and making contact with the contents which are discharged from the second discharge port; and a second roller unit rotatably mounted on an upper portion of the roller support in such a way as to be put in contact with the first roller unit to discharge the contents that are discharged from the first roller unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: S & P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk Song
  • Patent number: 8517623
    Abstract: A molded soap bar having a flexible outer shell and a flexible soap reservoir lying within the outer shell and containing liquid soap to be dispensed. The soap reservoir communicates with a button valve by way of a soap emitter that is surrounded by a soap dispensing head which lies outside and below the flexible outer shell. A squeezing force applied to the flexible outer shell of the molded soap bar is transmitted to the flexible soap reservoir to cause soap to be delivered under pressure from the reservoir through a flow path formed in the soap emitter to the button valve. The button valve includes a flexible flap closure that is pivotally connected to the soap dispensing head and a pushing arm that is connected to the flap closure. A pushing force applied to the pushing arm causes the flap closure of the button valve to pivot from a closed position to an open position to create a gap through which a supply of liquid soap from the soap reservoir is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Charles A. Cavaiani
  • Patent number: 8517622
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a multi-layered tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The multi-layered tip comprises a translucent outer tip molded about an opaque inner tip. Both the translucent outer tip and the opaque inner tip may be formed of materials that are suitable for an injection over-mold manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8511924
    Abstract: A dispenser for viscous materials has a housing with a moveable wall that divides the interior volume of the housing into a distal product chamber and a proximal pressure chamber. An outlet from the product chamber is located adjacent to the distal end of the housing and an air inlet is provided to allow air to enter the pressure chamber. Displacement of the product occurs when accumulated excess air pressure in the pressure chamber acts on the back of the movable wall. The excess air pressure is built up by a bellows assembly arranged in fluid communication with the pressure chamber. On actuation, the bellows can be reduced in volume and subsequently recover by entry of air through the inlet. The direction of force application is preferably perpendicular to the housing axis and the location of the bellows is preferably distant from the product outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Bartolucci, Paulus Hoefte, John David Lamb, Paul Robert Scott, Pedro Vincent Vandecappelle
  • Patent number: 8506192
    Abstract: An improved dental hygienic kit for use in brushing teeth which includes a flexible body element containing toothpaste, and a diameter restrictor that is engageable with an accompanying ergonomically-shaped toothbrush element to meter a suitable quantity of toothpaste thereon upon withdrawal of the toothbrush from the flexible body element, to ensure minimal toothpaste waste and spillage which is unique and non obvious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Perfect Paste LLC
    Inventor: Deborah Maria Allbritton
  • Patent number: 8491211
    Abstract: A device for storing and applying a dental substance, with a container from which the substance can be removed through a first opening in a first direction with the aid of an applicator, and with a substance supply which can be introduced into the container through a second opening in the wall of the container and which is sealed off against this opening by a breakable foil, is characterized in that the second opening is arranged transversely with respect to the first direction and that the foil is applied over the opening in such a manner that it closes same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ernst Muhlbauer GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Hans Hörth, Karsten Lamott
  • Patent number: 8491214
    Abstract: An applicator tip formed of a cup-shaped, internally threaded, cap is attached to the threaded neck of a bottle containing a liquid. A tubular spout extending from a hole in the base of the cap into the neck passes liquid through the hole into a porous pad on the base for application to a surface. A continuous, flange, surrounds the spout and is spaced uniformly inwardly of the cap threads to provide an inverted wedge-shaped annular space between the flange and the cap threads. The flange resiliently presses radially outwardly, and the cap threads press radially inwardly against the bottle neck to seal against liquid escaping over the rim of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Econobuild.com LLC
    Inventor: Abraham Varkovitzky
  • Publication number: 20130108350
    Abstract: A device for storing and dispensing different product possesses at least two interlocking product dispenser units each possessing a product dispensing outlet through which stored product may be selectively dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Ulrich, James Bordonaro
  • Patent number: 8419306
    Abstract: An applicator having a squeezable vessel, an applicator tip, a crenellated ring and a sponge. The vessel contains contents that react upon contact with a reactive ingredient treated onto the sponge. By squeezing the vessel, the contents are urged to leave the vessel to pass through a hollow of the applicator tip to reach the sponge. The sponge has a peripheral edge that faces inward facing surfaces of elastomeric formations of the crenellated ring. The elastomeric formations are each separated from each other in succession. The elastomeric formations at the distal end of the crenellated ring may have a greater depth than that of the sponge, which in turn may have a greater depth than elastomeric formation(s) at a proximal end of the crenellated ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Patent number: 8398324
    Abstract: Dispenser for dispensing a substance onto a substrate, such as a tooth treatment compound onto teeth, includes a vial including a pair of thin members forming a cavity therebetween in which the substance is arranged and a conduit defining an internal dispensing channel communicating with the cavity, an applicator tip arranged in connection with the conduit and including projections adapted to contact the substrate, and a cap including a cavity. The cap removably attaches to the vial and when attached, covers the applicator tip and seals the internal channel. When the cap is detached from the vial and the thin members are squeezed toward one another, the substance in the cavity is urged out of the cavity into and through the internal channel in the conduit and onto the projections to enable it to be brought into contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: JBL Radical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Patent number: 8342765
    Abstract: A liquid applicator contains a hollow body portion incorporating a reservoir portion for containing a liquid to be applied by the applicator; an outlet portion having first and second ends, the first end being connected to an outlet mouth of the reservoir; an applicator tip assembly provided on the second end of the outlet portion for discharge of liquid from the reservoir portion via said outlet portion; a plug located in the mouth of the reservoir portion; and actuator for applying an actuating force to the mouth wall to effect movement of the plug towards the outlet portion and for squeezing the walls of the reservoir portion to effect discharge of liquid from the reservoir portion via the outlet portion and the applicator device. The liquid to be dispensed is retained in a reservoir that is sealed by a plug until usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Solutions (Plymouth) Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Stenton
  • Patent number: 8328450
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a substance in liquid, paste or gel form comprises a container (2), of which a portion is flexible and which includes an applicator portion, which is arcuate in cross-section and in which one or more first apertures (14) is formed. An elastic valve membrane (18) is connected to and overlies the applicator portion and one or more second apertures (22) are formed in it. The first apertures (14) are offset from the second apertures (22). The valve membrane (18) normally engages the applicator portion and the first apertures (14) are thus normally closed by the valve membrane (18) but the application of pressure to the flexible portion of the container produces an increase of the pressure of the container which results in the valve membrane (18) being forced away from the applicator portion against its elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Patent number: 8267609
    Abstract: Dispenser that dispenses a substance onto a substrate, such as a tooth treatment compound onto teeth, includes a vial including a cavity containing the substance and a projecting portion extending outward from the base. An applicator tip is engaged with the conduit and includes an internal passage communicating with the cavity, and an applicator portion situated forward of the conduit and that includes a plurality of spaced-apart projections at a distal application surface, preferably crenellated fingers. A cap is removably attachable to the vial and when attached, the applicator portion of the applicator tip is accommodated in a cavity of the cap and a sealing stopper extends into the internal passage to thereby seal it. When the cap is removed from the vial and the base is squeezed, the substance is urged out of the cavity through the passage of the applicator tip and onto the projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: JBL Radical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Patent number: 8262307
    Abstract: A kit comprising various devices for supplying condiments thereto foodstuffs and stored therein a case is herein disclosed. The kit incorporates interchangeable brushes similar to a basting brush that threadably engages a squeezable condiment bottle containing catsup, mustard, barbecue sauce, glazes and the like. Unlike existing packaging, the condiments travel by squeeze pressure through a bottle opening, through a hollow handle, and subsequently onto bristles of an attached brush for application. The brush has a sanitary cover for storage and also comprises additional interchangeable cooking implements, such as, but not limited to flow tips and extension pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas E. Cross
  • Patent number: 8262306
    Abstract: A squeezable hermetically sealed vessel contains a whitening compound and an elongated applicator tip extending outwardly from the vessel. A cap closed and seals the applicator tip and the vessel, but may be removed under manual force. Once the cap is removed, the walls of the vessel may be squeezed together to urges the contents of the vessel to flow through a fluid passage through the elongated applicator tip to reach an accommodating surface. The accommodating surface may either be impregnated with a different material that reacts with the contents of the vessel upon contact or covers a chamber that in turn contains such a different material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: JBL Radical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Patent number: 8226318
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser, comprising: an integral thermoplastic container body, comprising an integral wall, a molded thermoplastic neck, adapted for engaging a cap, and an inner support extending therefrom; and an overmolded thermoplastic elastomer applicator, adhered outside the inner support, wherein an aperture communicates from the container body, through the neck and inner support, and through the elastomeric applicator. The neck and inner support are preferably formed by compression molding a tube, or by injection molding integral with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas Williams
  • Publication number: 20120138088
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a combination brush and shampoo. The apparatus includes a handle, a brush head extending outward from a first end of the handle, the brush head having a plurality of apertures, an end coupler connected with a second end of the handle, a main channel extending from the end coupler, through the handle and brush head to the bristle pack such that the end coupler is in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures, and a reservoir formed in the brush head having a cleaning agent channel extending to and intersecting with the main channel. The system includes the apparatus and a semi-rigid region in the reservoir configured to be depressed and force the cleaning agent out of the reservoir. The method includes providing the apparatus, ejecting cleaning agent, and rinsing with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Tumale
  • Publication number: 20120107035
    Abstract: A cosmetic removal implement which comprises an elongate body portion having a contact tip at an end, the body having therein: a storage spool having spooled thereon a tape of cleaning material; a collection spool operationally connected to the storage spool by the tape; and a reservoir containing a cosmetic removal composition, the reservoir being in fluid connection with at least a portion of the tape; and wherein the tape is capable of motion along a tape path from the storage spool over at least a portion of the contact tip to the collection spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Stephanie Porter Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stephanie Porter
  • Publication number: 20120076566
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a product dispenser for dispensing an elongate product strip. In an embodiment, the product dispenser comprises a product container for storing the product to be dispensed, the container defining an opening through which the product can exit the container, a product flow regulator and a dispensing cover that overlies the product flow regulator. The product flow regulator is positioned proximate the container opening and comprises a flow passage that is in communication with the product container, the flow passage accommodating the product exiting the container. The product flow regulator terminates in at least one distribution aperture for allowing the product within the flow passage to exit the product flow regulator, the product flow regulator further comprising a reservoir for accommodating the product exiting the product flow regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Albea Services
    Inventor: Gaël Thorez
  • Publication number: 20120003025
    Abstract: A bottle is disclosed that includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Also disclosed are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Patent number: 8021067
    Abstract: A dental apparatus for cleansing and stain preventing on-the-go is provided in multiple embodiments. One embodiment allows a user to dispose of the apparatus after use. Another embodiment allows a user to seal and refill the dental apparatus for repeated use. Further, packaging of various types allows a user to house the dental apparatus in multiple ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Karen L. Ross
  • Publication number: 20110190672
    Abstract: An applicator system for providing a messaging and a cooling effect while applying product to a body includes an applicator tip connected to a vibrating mechanism that is disposed proximate to the applicator storage tip. By virtue of having the vibrating mechanism disposed proximate to the applicator tip, the vibration produced by the vibrating mechanism is transferred primarily to the applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe, Christopher Thorpe
  • Patent number: 7988376
    Abstract: A fluid application device comprising a holder; a tube connected to the holder; and a porous fluid applicator contained within the holder wherein the holder contacts at least a portion of a bottom surface of the porous fluid applicator. The device allows the dispensing of fluid onto a target area without contacting a non-target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Thistledown Farms LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Todd
  • Publication number: 20110183296
    Abstract: Dispenser for dispensing a substance onto a substrate, such as a tooth treatment compound onto teeth, includes a vial including a pair of thin members forming a cavity therebetween in which the substance is arranged and a conduit defining an internal dispensing channel communicating with the cavity, an applicator tip arranged in connection with the conduit and including projections adapted to contact the substrate, and a cap including a cavity. The cap removably attaches to the vial and when attached, covers the applicator tip and seals the internal channel. When the cap is detached from the vial and the thin members are squeezed toward one another, the substance in the cavity is urged out of the cavity into and through the internal channel in the conduit and onto the projections to enable it to be brought into contact with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan B. LEVINE
  • Patent number: 7967521
    Abstract: A hinged soap dispensing foot cleaning device with interchangeable and replaceable cartridges comprising inter alia, a hinged fool cleaning chassis assembly, a plurality of interchangeable and replaceable bristle cartridges sized and configured to be removably attached to the chassis assembly, a pump means for pumping a liquid sized and configured to be removably and operatively connected to the chassis assembly, and a liquid filled bladder sized and configured to be housed in the chassis assembly and operatively connected to the pump means and chassis assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Luis Schiavo
  • Patent number: 7963713
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes: a deformable container confining a fluid-storing space and having an open end defining an opening; an outer sleeve secured to the open end, extending into the fluid-storing space, and having an inner wall formed with a recess; an inner sleeve extending into the outer sleeve, defining an inner space, rotatable about an axis relative to the outer sleeve between first and second angular positions, and formed with a through-hole in fluid communication with the recess when the inner sleeve is disposed at the first angular position and not in fluid communication with the recess when the inner sleeve is disposed at the second angular position; and a brush-mounting seat extending into the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Yonyu Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Huei Wang
  • Publication number: 20110052306
    Abstract: A molded soap bar having a flexible outer shell and a flexible soap reservoir lying within the outer shell and containing liquid soap to be dispensed. The soap reservoir communicates with a button valve by way of a soap emitter that is surrounded by a soap dispensing head which lies outside and below the flexible outer shell. A squeezing force applied to the flexible outer shell of the molded soap bar is transmitted to the flexible soap reservoir to cause soap to be delivered under pressure from the reservoir through a flow path formed in the soap emitter to the button valve. The button valve includes a flexible flap closure that is pivotally connected to the soap dispensing head and a pushing arm that is connected to the flap closure. A pushing force applied to the pushing arm causes the flap closure of the button valve to pivot from a closed position to an open position to create a gap through which a supply of liquid soap from the soap reservoir is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Charles A. Cavaiani
  • Patent number: 7878374
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising: a fluid reservoir (10) serving to contain fluid; and a dispenser head (2) mounted on the reservoir (10) to take fluid from the reservoir, said head (2) defining a dispensing chamber (26) communicating with the reservoir via an inlet valve (25, 215) and communicating with the outside at a dispensing orifice via an outlet valve (237, 222); said dispenser being characterized in that the chamber (26) comprises at least one elastically deformable actuating wall (231) that is depressed in order to generate a pressure inside the chamber that is high enough to close the inlet valve and to open the outlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: AirlessSystems
    Inventors: Laurent Decottignies, Alain Behar
  • Patent number: 7861897
    Abstract: An applicator device for a free-flowing substance includes a carrier body provided with an application device at one end and a pin at an opposing end. A transverse channel penetrates the pin, and an axial channel branching off from the transverse channel leads to the application device. A reservoir device having a ring-shaped edge seal sealingly engages the pin, whereby the applicator device is activated by displacing the reservoir device on the pin toward the application device to open a flow connection between the reservoir device and the transverse channel. The reservoir device has a receptacle segment that is elastically deformable at least in portions so that, when the applicator device is activated and a flow connection between the transverse channel and the receptacle segment exists, the free-flowing substance is discharged via the application device by manual compression of the elastically deformable area of the receptacle segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Dentaco Dentalindustrie-und Marketing GmbH
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro