By Compression Or Suction Of Gas In Reservoir Patents (Class 401/187)
  • Patent number: 8985885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pencil-type case for allowing pressing a pressure button to discharge liquid content out to a content brush. The container for dispensing a preset quantity of liquid content accommodated in a main body by pressing a pressure button. The container includes: main body including content case to accommodate content in outer body and having pushing member; pumping member including: folding link driven by pressure button; check valve preventing content from flowing backward when content is introduced into cylinder tube via content-introducing hole formed in cylinder tube, and piston pumping content out to content brush of content brush body; and content brush body including: content-introducing tube in which check valve is installed; cam surface adjusting stroke of folding link; and content brush provided at leading end to discharge content of content-introducing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hana Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hwan Kang
  • Patent number: 8790033
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly, and a dip-tube assembly containing a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section which is closeable by a releasably attachable lid, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to liquid in the container receiving section via the dip-tube assembly, in which the lid includes an aperture to allow the dip-tube assembly to pass therethrough and submerge the pump in the liquid (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord, Gary Thomas Wren, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar
  • Patent number: 8579530
    Abstract: Aerosol System comprising at least two aerosol containers for separately keeping different substances, wherein each aerosol container has a valve portion; and a head portion containing a channel system and an exhaust opening, where the channel system provides communication between at least one of the valve portions and the exhaust opening; characterized in that the head portion or parts of the head portion are movable in respect to at least one aerosol container, such that the channel system can take different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: KAO Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Krauss
  • Patent number: 8511925
    Abstract: A liquid supply device utilizing a rotating cam mechanism for supplying a liquid. In the liquid supply device for smoothly supplying a liquid with the assistance of pressurizing action, switching operation by the rotating cam mechanism can be carried out reliably. A rotating cam mechanism 16 which can move the liquid housing tube 14 forward and backward includes a rotating cam 40 movable between a front position and a rear position and a pressurizing space 18 to be compressed to be able to pressurize an inside of the liquid housing tube 14 when the tip end chip 32 is in the protruding position is provided in a rear portion in the rotating cam 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8308386
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pencil type cosmetic container, in particular to a pencil type cosmetic container which is directed to discharging cosmetic stuff to the outside by pressing upwards a button installed at a side surface of a cosmetic container, resulting in an easier use along with a simple construction for thereby decreasing a manufacture cost. In addition, it is easier to use since cosmetic stuff can be discharged by pressing upwards a button installed at a lateral side surface of a cosmetic container using one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Yonwoo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joong-Hyun Ki
  • Patent number: 8152400
    Abstract: A surface scrubbing device includes a pad base member that has at least one exit port with a connection structure provided on the pad base member. A surface engaging member is attached to the pad member. A storage chamber is provided within the scrubbing pad member with fluid stored therein. The storage chamber being positioned within the pad base member. A user manipulatable valve is provided in communication with the storage chamber so that depression of the button urges fluid the storage chamber through the exit port and to the surface engaging member. A wand is removably connected to the pad member via the connection means to extend the reach of the scrubbing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Roger J. LaFlamme, Jim F. Warner
  • Patent number: 8118509
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to assistive devices, and more particularly refers to an automatic substance applicator system for applying or administering a substance to a receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Dianna Marcellus
  • Publication number: 20100284726
    Abstract: A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush for applying a predetermined measured amount of liquid dentifrice from a reservoir of liquid dentifrice into the toothbrush bristles by means of an in integral pump. Liquid dentifrice may be refilled using the handle portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Ottaviani, Todd Spinelli
  • Patent number: 7604427
    Abstract: A pressurized pen having excellent feeling of using it by allowing an easy knocking operation with small force is disclosed. The pressurizing member 18 includes an elastic cylindrical member 19. The elastic cylindrical member 19 has a large-diameter front cylinder portion of which a front end 20a in air-tight manner communicates directly with the rear opening portion 6b of an ink containing tube 6 and which forms the pressurizing chamber 22, and a small-diameter rear cylinder portion 21 which is coaxially connected to a rear end of the front cylinder portion 20 and in which the front end portion 17a of the pressing member 17 is pressed into a rear aperture 21a thereof. The inside of the ink containing tube 6 is pressurized by allowing the pressing member 17 to press the rear cylinder portion 21 into the front cylinder portion 20 and compressing the elastic cylindrical member 19 in the axial direction with the pressing chamber 22 air-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20090080964
    Abstract: A gas pressurized painting system comprises a pressurized paint canister and a powered paint brush or powered paint roller connectable to the pressurized paint canister. The canister includes a paint reservoir, an air pressure fitting in fluid communication with the paint reservoir and configured to be connected to a gas pressure source, a paint outlet in fluid communication with the paint reservoir, and a removable cap for filling the paint reservoir with paint. A flexible tube is used to interconnect the paint outlet to the paint inlet of the powered paint brush or powered paint roller. The painting system also includes a cleaning system for quickly and easily cleaning the system using a standard source of cleaning fluid, such as a garden spigot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Jerry D. Castellana
  • Patent number: 7478961
    Abstract: A lotion dispenser-applicator enables lotion to be applied to hard-to-reach parts of the body. The lotion dispenser-applicator contains an elongated handle for holding lotion, a planar face with a slot at the upper end of the handle, a porous pad covering the face with a void extending from the slot, a displacement pump at the upper end of the handle, a dip tube, and a dispensing spout. The distal end of the spout extends into the void of the pad. An orifice in the distal end of the spout is directed to dispense lotion not the exterior surface of the pad from which is it applied to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Phyllis J. Raker
  • Patent number: 7381004
    Abstract: A gas-pressurized writing instrument simply constructed so that a compressed gas will not escape to the outside by providing a writing point assembly (10) at the front end (14a) of a tube member (14), storing an ink (12) to be fed to the writing point assembly (10) in the tube member (14), encasing at least part of the tube member (10) by a casing cylinder (18) so as to form a space (16) communicating with the rear opening of tube member (14), and sealing a compressed gas inside the space (16) so that the compressed gas will push the ink out to writing point assembly (10) to secure the writing performance, wherein the casing cylinder (18) is formed of a material that presents low gas permeability or gas impermeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Furukawa, Kiyoshi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20080050170
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing liquified material includes a hollow storage body for holding a supply of liquified material within a flexible, collapsible bag located within the hollow storage body. A power supply head is connected to the bottom end of the hollow storage body. A liquified material supply head is connected to the top end of the storage body and has a liquified material passageway. An externally powered source is placed in communication with the power supply head to provide a compressive force on the bag holding the liquified material. The force is selectively applied to the bag so that liquified material is forced out of the bag in the hollow storage body through the liquified material passageway in the liquified material supply head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Steven J. Mondloch
  • Patent number: 7140797
    Abstract: A multi-cartridge powered dispenser includes a frame having base and top cartridge supports, wheels and a handle. A piston/cylinder is mounted on the frame and at least three cartridges are clamped between the support plates. Each cartridge has a shuttle at the lower end and a discharge opening at the upper end. The piston/cylinder assembly has push rods extending through the base support to move the shuttles in the cartridges. A pressurized fluid supply conduit is connected to the piston/cylinder, and a valve in the fluid supply conduit controls the flow. Discharge cannulae communicate with the outlets the cartridges. Discharge conduits extend between the cannulae and a handpiece for applying the contents of the cartridges to a work surface. The application handpiece can be a sprayer, a roller applicator, or a pour/extrude applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Plas-Pak Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hunter, Albert E. Sandholm
  • Patent number: 7101107
    Abstract: A cosmetics brush, and more particularly, to a cosmetics brush in which cosmetics liquid is discharged to a brush using the air pressure generated by pressing an inner body is provided. In the cosmetics brush, the lower part of the inner body whose upper part is thread coupled by a coupler and that includes a sealing ring in the inside thereof is pressed so that the cosmetics liquid stored in the inner body is discharged to the brush through liquid guiding passages and a discharge hole formed in a discharger and a liquid transporting tube due to the air pressure generated while the inner body ascends and descends to let a user apply make-up. Since the inner body thread coupled with the coupler can be separated and refilled with cosmetics liquid when cosmetics liquid is exhausted, the cosmetics brush is economical and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7040830
    Abstract: A fluid-dispensing kitchen apparatus has a body including a fluid reservoir and a handle, the reservoir being closed by an end plate which is welded to the body and is, in turn, latched to a cleaning medium block. An embodiment has a resilient tab on the block engaging an edge of the housing plate. Aligned holes through the plate and the block which provide communication between the reservoir and the plate is openable and closeable by a valve actuated by an increase in pressure provided by depressing a resilient button. In an embodiment, the resilient button includes a bias member to return the button to its rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Adriana Kliegman, Alec Holly Drummond, Steven Dibdin, Wilfrido Loor, Goeran Jerstroem, John Thomas Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 6935802
    Abstract: A cosmetics including a sleeve type protection cap for enclosing the brush during make-up, a main body and a brush member; wherein the protection cap has a movable body mounted inside the cap to generate air pressure while moving upward/downward together with movement of the protection cap and, the generated air pressure allowing powdery or liquid state cosmetics to be discharged out of the main body to the brush member so that it accomplishes the make-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Young-Chul Byun
  • Patent number: 6918711
    Abstract: The applicator includes a housing having an outer surface, and an internal reservoir for holding the dispensable product (e.g., liquid soap or topical skin treatment or any flowable product). Porous qualities of the housing fluidly couple the internal reservoir and the outer surface of the housing. Thus, when the applicator is activated by creating an internal positive pressure, the product continuously flows (e.g., for 10 seconds or more) from the internal reservoir to the outer housing surface. A rapid product release (e.g., 1 to 9 seconds) is also possible. One or more porous housing jackets may be disposed about the housing, which operate in conjunction with the porous housing to control flow of product. The applicator can be designed as a one-time disposable device that includes an internal supply of product, avoiding the need for both applicator and separate product. Alternatively, the applicator can be designed to be rechargeable with a particular product or products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Douglas D. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20040218966
    Abstract: The applicator includes a housing having an outer surface, and an internal reservoir for holding the dispensable product (e.g., liquid soap or topical skin treatment or any flowable product). Porous qualities of the housing fluidly couple the internal reservoir and the outer surface of the housing. Thus, when the applicator is activated by creating an internal positive pressure, the product continuously flows (e.g., for 10 seconds or more) from the internal reservoir to the outer housing surface. A rapid product release (e.g., 1 to 9 seconds) is also possible. One or more porous housing jackets may be disposed about the housing, which operate in conjunction with the porous housing to control flow of product. The applicator can be designed as a one-time disposable device that includes an internal supply of product, avoiding the need for both applicator and separate product. Alternatively, the applicator can be designed to be rechargeable with a particular product or products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas D. Fuller
  • Patent number: 6793428
    Abstract: A wall compound applicator appliance that has a work station including a reservoir for containing a supply of wall compound, an air compressor, an applicator tool, a portable compressed air tank to operate the applicator tool, and a carrying strap assembly to attach the tank to a user with the tank connected to the applicator tool. The applicator tool has a cylindrical, tubular body to receive a supply of wall compound. The reservoir has a transport tube that is connectable to a one-way fill valve on the applicator tool to refill the applicator tool with wall compound. An adapter is connected to the work station and has a fitting to connect to a refill airline that is connected to the portable compressed air tank in order to refill the tank at the same time that the applicator tool is being refilled. Once the applicator tool and the compressed air tank are refilled, the workman is free to move about the work area independent of a work station and the air compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin J. Lithgow
  • Patent number: 6726385
    Abstract: A handled device that aids one in applying tanning oil, lotion or sun screen to their back region and other hard-to-reach areas. The long handle portion allows the user to reach the desired area with enhanced ease. The long handle portion includes an elongated handle that supports a head with a flat applicator pad constructed of a sponge-like material. The head includes a reservoir that the user fills with the preferred tanning lotion or oil. Connected to a squeeze pump located on the handle opposite the head, the user pressurizes the reservoir, causing the lotion/oil to be forced through exit apertures to the applicator pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Angela Holman Borowski
  • Patent number: 6719471
    Abstract: A toothbrush incorporating a toothpaste reservoir including a hollow body defining a head member having bristles, the hollow body forming a handle, a toothpaste containing reservoir housed in the handle and a pump arranged in the body to impel toothpaste towards the bristles. The pump is actuated by an outer push slidably mounted on the handle in engagement with the body of the pump. The handle defines an open bottom at a rear end allowing positioning and replacement of the toothpaste reservoir. The reservoir has an open top capped by an open cap extending in form of a cannula towards an inside of the reservoir. A bottom cap caps the open bottom of the handle. Sliding movement of the push toward the head member and relative to the handle causes toothpaste in the reservoir to be drawn out of the reservoir by the pump and directed toward the head member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Instituto de Higiene Y Servicios Dentales, S.A.
    Inventor: Domingo Obradors Giro
  • Publication number: 20030077107
    Abstract: This invention relates to a toothbrush that utilizes a replaceable brush head having rubber gum guard on its top surface and a triangular shaped rubber pad on its bottom surface. The rubber gum guard is shorter than the height of the bristles and is positioned on the peripheral edge of a brush head for functioning as a sensor for providing feedback to prevent brushing at excessive pressures and improper angles as well as for massaging the gumlines without the risk of gum damages. The triangular shaped rubber pad is for conforming to and massaging gumlines at the back of teeth. The replaceable brush head having the rubber gum guard and massaging pad features is economically used in conjunction with a permanent handle that dispenses dentifrice material to the top of bristles. The handle has a resilient contractible connector for secure mounting of the replaceable brush head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Patent number: 6536969
    Abstract: A writing tool is provided. An ink reservoir (7) and an ink supply passage (9) are formed in a barrel (1) provided with a brush body (2). Ink contained in the ink reservoir (7) is supplied to the brush body (2) via the ink supply passage (9). A wire (17) movably provided in the ink supply passage (9) is movably supported by a coiled spring (16). A ball (18) is provided in the ink reservoir (7). While the barrel (1) is being moved, the ball (18) collides with the coiled spring (16), thereby moving the wire (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kuretake Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Nishitani
  • Patent number: 6450720
    Abstract: An applicator for applying fluid or paste product to hair or hair-like objects on a surface comprises a handle, an application member for holding an amount of product and applying the product to the objects, and a shield for covering at least part of the application member to prevent the surface from contacting the application member during the use of the applicator, thereby preventing the surface from being contaminated by the product. The shield has at least one opening configured to allow the hair or hair-like objects to reach the product on the application member, thereby causing the objects to be coated by the product. A product loading system is used to load an amount of product selectively to the application member while leaving the shield substantially free of the product. The loading system has a dosage indicator for showing the user how much product is used for a particular application and a level indicator for showing the user how much product is left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Edward Zhihua Cai
  • Patent number: 6406207
    Abstract: A pump for discharging doses of liquid, gel-like or viscous substances from a container, having a pump body made of a flexible and elastic material which can be squeezed together to form a suction vacuum and delivers the liquid via an outlet valve, which opens under overpressure. In order to provide a pump of the type mentioned, which is of simple construction and is at the same time self-priming, provision is made for the outlet valve to be configured as a valve plate which closes the pump body at the top, is molded integrally onto the latter, is convex in the delivery direction, and has an incision which forms the valve outlet in the form of a lip seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventors: Georg Wiegner, Hyeong Sook (Morin) Kim
  • Publication number: 20020040720
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush is provided to carry a cosmetic powder together thereinside, protect the brush from the contamination or the wear-down and prevent the discharge of the powder while the brush is out of use. The cosmetic brush comprises a cylinder containing the cosmetic powder thereinside and having discharge holes on its one end; a connect cap being coupled with the cylinder and guiding the discharge of the cosmetic powder through the discharge holes; a pressure pump being screw-coupled with the cylinder to make the cosmetic powder supplied into the brush by its pumping; a guide tube being coupled with the cylinder, the brush moving thereinside; a sliding tube having the brush inserted thereinside and being free to rotate with fitting into the guide tube; a discharge pipe being placed into the brush to uniformly supply the cosmetic powder; and a covering cap for detachably covering the sliding tube to protect the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 6332726
    Abstract: A container with an applicator has a container main body, which is composed of a flexible outer layer and an inner layer laminated on the outer layer so as to be freely peeled therefrom. The container futher is provided with an air introducing hole on the outer layer and a discharge opening connected with the inner layer, and an applicator provided at the discharge opening of the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamamoto, Mitsugu Iwatsubo, Kazunori Nobumoto
  • Patent number: 6315483
    Abstract: A one-piece fluid flow control valve for use in a fluid applicator tip which is connectable onto an open end of a resiliently squeezable bottle. The valve includes a cup-shaped body formed of resilient plastic material having a generally U-shaped longitudinal cross section which defines a hollow interior with an open end and a closed end. The body configured for coaxial alignment and seated retention within a mating interior surface of the applicator tip with the closed end oriented downstream of fluid flow through the applicator tip with respect to the open end. A normally closed slit formed into the body in close proximity to the closed end defines a flap, the slit automatically opening to permit fluid entering into the hollow interior to flow through the opened the slit when the bottle is held in an inverted orientation and squeezed to increase fluid pressure against the closed end to deflect the flap and open the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Stephen P. Velliquette
  • Patent number: 6247862
    Abstract: A hand-held liquid/lotion dispensing device for applying lotion, medicinal rubs, oils, sunscreens to the user's back. The hand-held liquid/lotion dispensing device includes an elongate member having a handle portion, an elongate intermediate portion connected to the handle portion, and a dispensing head portion connected to the intermediate portion and having a compartment disposed therein with the compartment being adapted to store liquid/lotion therein; and also includes a pump assembly for urging the liquid/lotion from the dispensing head portion; and further includes an applicator assembly being removably attached to the dispensing head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventor: Matilde Garza
  • Patent number: 6227740
    Abstract: A scrubbing attachment for a hand held pump dispenser having a rotatable nozzle cap threadedly received on the pump nozzle stem is described. The attachment has a back face having a central channel with internal threads, adapted to be substituted for the nozzle cap, and a front face with a pinhole extending axially into the channel and a plurality of tufts extending outwardly from the surface of the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventors: Roger K. Stear, John C. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6179503
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a toothpaste reservoir and a simple control delivering mechanism which is associated with an elastomeric valve system for dispensing an amount of oral hygienic paste onto bristles on the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Veresk Biosystems Limited
    Inventor: Said Taghavi-Khanghah
  • Patent number: 6142695
    Abstract: A cosmetic brush with a large number of soft hairs, an inner cylinder having soft hairs on its front end and holding cosmetic powder in it, and a pressure pump joined to the inner cylinder's rear end and supplying air to spray the cosmetic powder toward the soft hairs, the cosmetic brush including a sliding cylinder slidingly put on the inner cylinder's outer surface to cover the soft hairs, and a protective cap covering the sliding cylinder's front end and slidingly enclosing the soft hairs along with the sliding cylinder to protect the soft hairs, thereby preventing the soft hairs from being easily soiled and worn away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 6056466
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a refillable toothpaste chamber which provides for the storage of toothpaste of choice within the handle section is disclosed. The toothpaste tube mates with a matching threaded connection on the lower surface of the handle to allow filling of the present invention with no or minimal wasted toothpaste. When the conventional toothpaste tube is removed, a pressurizing pump is installed to allow the user to pressurize the toothpaste chamber. To dispense the toothpaste product, the user simply activates a valve to allow the flow of toothpaste up the handle of the toothbrush where it exits from within the brush assembly of the toothbrush. The toothpaste chamber holds a sufficient amount of toothpaste to allow for several tooth brushing cycles or for a period of use during short travel times. When the internal supply is depleted, the present invention is refilled by repeating the above process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventors: Jeff Johnson, Jeremy Steele
  • Patent number: 5888009
    Abstract: This invention relates to a writing tool for correction of misspelled words or a writing utensil such as a ball-point pen, in which air in a cap is pressurized in a process of pushing the cap onto and mounting the cap on an extremity end and the compressed air is forced into a liquid tank through an end of a tip to provide pressurization within the liquid tank. A distance from an opening end surface of a cap to an inner bottom portion of the cap is defined with respect to a distance from an end of a tip to near a cap loading base end of an extremity end. A resilient member is mounted on an outer periphery of the extremity end or in the cap for pushing back the cap to a normal mount position relative to the extremity end by releasing a pushing operation after the cap is pushed near the cap mounting base end. The cap can be automatically pushed back from the cap mounting base end to the normal mount position of the extremity end by means of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Zebra Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Matsuhei Toyama
  • Patent number: 5800087
    Abstract: A portable car washing system including a main container having an inverted hollow U-shaped handle formed integrally therewith. The handle has open ends exposed to a hollow interior of the container. The handle has an air inlet port and an air outlet port disposed on opposite ends thereof. The air inlet port is couplable to an air compressor. A water conduit having a rigid lower portion, a flexible upper portion and a coupler therebetween is included. The rigid lower portion extends into the main container. The flexible upper portion has a valve disposed thereon. The valve is removably coupled to a spray attachment. The water conduit sprays pressurized water from within the main container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Krzysztof Tomasik
  • Patent number: 5716151
    Abstract: A coating tool (12) comprises a coating tool body (2) having a liquid storage portion (2a) for storing a coating liquid, and a cap (10) detachably fitted and mounted on the coating tool body to be in tight contact with it. In the course of mounting the cap (10), the volume of a sealed space (A) formed in the cap (10) is decreased to supply air to the main barrel (2a), thereby pressurizing the interior of the main barrel (2a). At least one of an inner surface (10b1) of the cap (10) and an outer surface of a mouthpiece (2b) which are brought into tight contact with each other in the mounting operation of the cap (10) is coated with a sealing agent (16). In the coating tool for applying a correction liquid or the like, the ability to pressurize the interior of the liquid storage portion (2a) can be improved without complicating the structure in the cap (10), and the cap can be attached and detached smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsunori Satake
  • Patent number: 5542771
    Abstract: An applicator in which the air within an inner barrel of a cap to the applicator is enabled to flow readily into the fluid tank of the applicator to increase the internal pressure of the fluid tank when the cap is engaged with the neck of the applicator, so that the fluid tank of the applicator need not be pressed between the fingers of a user for application of a highly viscous fluid. The inner barrel of the cap includes a curved, elastically deformable valve-opening member made of a highly flexible material bearing against the closed end of the cap. When the cap is engaged with the body of the applicator, the valve-opening member abuts against an application member to retract the application member from a caulked front edge of the tip of the applicator so as to form a clearance between the application member and the caulked front edge of the tip through which air can readily flow to increase the internal pressure of the fluid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Sailor Pen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Masumoto
  • Patent number: 5468082
    Abstract: A writing instrument has an ink reservoir under pressure. Compressed ink in the ink reservoir is supplied through an ink passage to a ball tip also acting as a valve body. A push rod is inserted in the ink passage and is intended to urge the ball forward. The ball tip is in a closed state when the writing instrument is used and is in an open state when the writing instrument is used for supplying ink. A stirring weight is housed in the ink reservoir. When the writing instrument is swung, the stirring weight is moved to stir ink in the ink reservoir. The stirring weight interferes with the push rod to displace it. The push rod is displaced to stir ink in the ink passage whereby ink containing air and/or air bubbles in the ink passage is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Jiro Hori
  • Patent number: 5462379
    Abstract: An inexpensive applicator in which the air within the inner barrel of a cap enters the fluid tank of the applicator to increase the internal pressure thereof in the process where the cap is engaged with the neck of the applicator, so that the fluid tank need not be pressed between the fingers for application of the fluid to be applied, the cap having in the inner barrel thereof a cylindrical valve member made of a highly flexible material and provided with a diaphragm or with a diaphragm having a ball-like portion formed thereon, and the application member being designed to be retracted and spaced from the caulked front edge of the tip when the application member is abutted against the diaphragm or the ball-like portion of the valve member in the process where the cap is engaged with the body of the applicator, whereas the elastically deformed diaphragm or the ball-like portion of the valve member is designed to close the front end opening of the tip when the cap is fully engaged with the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Sailor Pen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Masumoto, Isao Shimada
  • Patent number: 5421664
    Abstract: A fluid applicator in which the internal pressure of a fluid tank can selectively be increased, and the fluid to be applied is prevented from being discharged excessively during application. A cap is provided with a short first inner barrel and a long second inner barrel, so that, when the neck of the applicator is inserted into the short first inner barrel to seal the tip, the pressure rise in the first inner barrel is adapted to be small so as not to substantially increase the internal pressure of the fluid tank, whereas when the neck is inserted into the long second inner barrel, the pressure rise in the second inner barrel is adapted to be great so as to increase the internal pressure of the fluid tank. Alternatively, the applicator may be provided with a pressurizing device having a plurality of sealing barrels of different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Sailor Pen Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5362169
    Abstract: Disclosed is an applicator in which the air within the inner barrel of a cap is designed to enter into the fluid tank of the applicator to increase the internal pressure of the fluid tank in the process that the cap is engaged with the body of the applicator, so that the fluid tank need not be pressed between the fingers for application of the fluid to be applied. The cap has a valve member provided with a pushing piece disposed in the inner barrel thereof, and the application ball is designed to retract from the caulked front edge of the tip when the application ball is abutted against the pushing piece of the valve member in the process that the cap is engaged with the body of the applicator, whereas the application ball is designed to disengage from the pushing piece of the tip and resume contact with the caulked front edge of the tip when the cap is fully engaged with the body of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Sailor Pen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hamamoto, Hideshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5009343
    Abstract: This is an automotive tool which has a head, a container and a flexible hose connection with the container. The container has a nozzle and a pump. The hose connects the nozzle of the container to the head. The head has a blade which extends longitudinally and is arced so that it may be positioned within the nipple of a plug wire terminal of an automobile spark plug so that it is between the inner wall of the nipple and the top cap of the spark plug. If the connection between the plug wire terminal and the top cap has in effect become fused the pump can force a solvent from the container through the hose onto the blade portion and against the fused area. The fused area can now be broken permitting removal of the spark plug without damage to the plug wire terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Benjamin E. Pugatch
  • Patent number: 4732503
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a liquid to a surface comprising an applicator and a body member. The applicator is secured to an end of the body member, the body member defining a reservoir for housing a fluid. The body member includes a piston member for exerting a force on the fluid in the reservoir, and two channels, a first channel being in fluid communication with a channel in the applicator and a second channel being in fluid communication with an area outside the body member. The body member further including a valve for allowing fluid communication between the reservoir and either the first channel or second channel. An additional one-way valve which can be manually deactivated may be included in the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bader, Dennis A. Gross, Robert M. Barrett, Wayne M. Bekius
  • Patent number: 4695176
    Abstract: A fountain applicator handle is disclosed for providing a continuous supply of a liquid coating to an applicator head for application onto a surface. The fountain applicator handle includes an elongated hollow reservoir with sliding displacement piston disposed therein. A valve body is attached thereto and adapted for attachment to a coating supply, with the valve body allowing the communication of the coating into the reservoir while preventing the outflow of the coating to the applicator, and controllably communicating the coating from the reservoir to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Power-Flo Products Corporation
    Inventors: Dallas W. Simonette, Bruce A. Wiener
  • Patent number: 4548524
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package for dispensing flowable materials such as powders and liquids, particularly those intended for cosmetic use. A cover (30) fits snugly against chamber wall (12) and overlies dispensing opening (14). Removal of the cover draws a measured quantity of flowable product (50) through conduit (40) and out of the dispensing opening. A vent opening (22) through the chamber wall is preferably provided to permit the interior of the chamber to adjust to atmospheric pressure. And, a cover relief opening (32) is preferably provided to permit easy replacement of the cover and control of the quantity of product dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Calumet Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Richard H. Seager
  • Patent number: 4498797
    Abstract: A writing instrument cartridge contains a loose fitting ball follower disposed within the cartridge between an end of a column of paste like ink exhibiting a yield value, and compressed gas contained in a sealed end of the cartridge. The ball follower is adapted to help peel the ink from the tube walls without contact and to prevent the gas from channeling through the ink and escaping from the cartridge past a ball point or nib during writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Henry Peper, Thomas E. Eaton, Edward J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 4431326
    Abstract: A liquid container containing liquid, such as paint, to be applied to a surface includes a radially inwardly facing sealing wall on the top of the container extending in a complete circle around the center of the container. An aperture is provided in the top of the container inside the sealing wall. The sealing wall has a depth of at least 4 mm and there is a free space projecting at least 4 mm radially inwardly of the sealing wall and extending in a complete circle around the inside of the sealing wall. In use the container is housed in an outer vessel, a conduit passes through the outer vessel and the top of the container to the bottom of the container, and a pressurizing assembly is provided for applying pressure inside the container. The outer vessel includes a circular seal member mounted on a radially outwardly facing wall extending downwardly from the top of the vessel and cooperating with the sealing wall on the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignees: Black & Decker Inc., Berger, Jensen & Nicholson, Ltd.
    Inventors: John D. Braithwaite, Derrick O. King, Sidney J. Williams, James Prior