Including Solid Material For Rubbing Contact Patents (Class 401/19)
  • Patent number: 9687061
    Abstract: Cosmetic applicators for applying a cosmetic to a body part of a person are disclosed. The cosmetic applicators include containers in which cosmetics of different colors are respectively contained. The applicators are constructed so that the cosmetics can either be applied together or to be applied individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Jasmine Klapia
  • Patent number: 9622636
    Abstract: The washcloth includes a pouch with an opening, the opening having an elastic fabric around the perimeter of the opening enabling the opening to be stretched to fit a soap bar larger than the opening itself and into the pouch. The soap bar is inserted into the pouch, thereby enabling a person to hold and use the soap bar and washcloth concurrently while bathing or showering. The washcloth enables a person to wash a portion of the body with one hand while holding the washcloth with the soap bar in direct contact with the body while the soap bar is retained in the pouch. The flexible opening also maintains the soap bar in the pouch as the soap bar being used by the person in the shower or bath shrinks. The washcloth may also be inverted and soap is applied indirectly to a portion of the body through the washcloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jonathan Michaels Taylor
  • Patent number: 9522101
    Abstract: A micro electromechanical ink jet printing system that has a cartridge having a body that defines a core, and a die that contains one or more nozzles. There is a treatment composition contained within the cartridge core. The system further includes a CPU that is programmable and can control the application of the treatment composition from within the cartridge core, through the one or more nozzles to human skin. Typically, the treatment composition will contain a skin treatment ingredient selected from the group consisting of particles, vitamins, yeast and yeast extracts, skin care actives, dyes, colorants and mixtures thereof. There may optionally be provided a bladder or foam block disposed within the cartridge core for suspending and regulating the flow of the treatment composition. The systems of this invention may include an applicator having an applicator head having one or more applicator nozzles which may be in a array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Elliot Rabe, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Stephan Gary Bush, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Grant Edward Anders Striemer, Janette Villalobos Lingoes, Dennis Eugene Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 9301592
    Abstract: A multi-purpose makeup applicator. The applicator includes a handle, a hollow elongated shaft extending longitudinally outward from the handle, a first applicator located within the shaft and a second applicator formed on the shaft. The first applicator comprises an elongated member, affixed to the handle at one end, and an applicator tool affixed to a second, opposite end. The elongated member of the first applicator is a retractable eyeliner tool for applying cosmetics around the eyes. The second applicator is coupled to the distal end of the shaft and comprise bristles extending outwardly from the shaft forming a brush used to apply cosmetics, such as mascara. A twist and slide mechanism may be located in the handle for retracting and/or extending the first applicator. The second applicator can retract/extend into/out of the elongated shaft or can remain in a permanent extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: M.Y.H LTD
    Inventor: Melanie Yeh Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9185963
    Abstract: A deodorant dispensing device and related method comprising a housing having two open ends, two cartridges contained within said housing wherein the two cartridges contain a solid or semi-solid deodorant, two caps removably attached to the two open ends of the housing, and a dual extension mechanism that controls the extension and retraction of the solid or semi-solid deodorant out of the two open ends of the housing. A preferable embodiment of the device employs open ends of the housing that are configured in axial alignment so that the two open ends extend in opposite directions. Another preferable embodiment of the device employs cartridges that are removably attached to the housing, disposable, and replaceable with replacement cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jennifer Denise Weeston
  • Patent number: 8979408
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying solid paint to the skin includes a housing having opposite first and second ends, a first quantity of solid paint in a first receptacle, a second quantity of solid paint in a second receptacle, and an actuator for longitudinally shifting the first receptacle relative to the housing. A pusher may be operatively coupled to the actuator and include a threaded shaft and a first receiver configured for removably mounting the first receptacle. The pusher and the first receptacle mounted therein may move longitudinally relative to the housing corresponding to relative rotational movement of the actuator. The first and second receptacles may be removably mounted in the apparatus whereby the receptacles and the quantities of solid paint contained therein may be removed and replaced without the need for tools. The first and second receptacles may be sized and configured so that their positions may be alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dead Down Wind, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Len Reed
  • Patent number: 8713755
    Abstract: An insert assembly for an applicator is built from two semi-cylindrical retention jaws connected by a living hinge. Each of the semi-cylindrical retention jaws has a plurality of stake pins, while the first semi-cylindrical retention jaw has a locator receptacle and the second semi-cylindrical retention jaw has a locator insert. An insert is placed between the two retention jaws, which then close to secure the insert between the retention jaws. The locator receptacle receives the locator insert from the second semi-cylindrical retention jaw, helping to align the two retention jaws. The plurality of stake pins impale the insert, holding it in place. In addition to being secured by the stake pins, the insert is supported by an interior ridge. The insert assembly can then be slid into a barrel sleeve, held in place by a press fit or by a removable mounting system, such as a lug mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Spatz Laboratories
    Inventor: Monroe Adler Cochran
  • 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: 8668398
    Abstract: This invention disclosed hair coloration applicator designed with a holder with two ends, at least one opening provided on each of said ends corresponding with the opening on the other end, at least one pair of coloration bars being fixed at said corresponding openings on said two ends, in which said coloration bars are made of coloring compound with a color in a specific hair color family and can be blended together to make a variety of hair color shades. The Invention allows a person to blend the right color within their hair color range since it has colors that blend together to create a variety of shades within a specific color scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrea Rosengard
  • Patent number: 8662775
    Abstract: A cosmetic device includes a barrel, a first transmission unit, a dispensing unit, a cover and a second transmission unit. The first transmission unit is co-rotated with the collar by rotating the mounting member to move the piston downward. The cosmetic liquid in the first room in the barrel flows out from the outlet of the dispensing unit. The mounting member is rotatable in one direction relative to the barrel by the engagement of the ratchet teeth portion of the collar and the pawl of the barrel. The reception tube of the second transmission unit is rotated to co-rotate the collar to let the rod spirally move in the inner tube to protrude the lipstick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8523468
    Abstract: A dual-purpose utility writing instrument containing a pen and/or pencil at one end and a lip balm applicator at the other end for lip treatment. A wall divides the apparatus into two chambers, where one end of the pen and/or pencil apparatus may contain ink or lead and the other end may contain a balm for topical application, so that both the balm and writing instrument can be conveniently carried in a single apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Lia Sheena, Eitan Sheena
  • Publication number: 20130118516
    Abstract: A lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner are arranged in a single bullet-shaped body. The lip gloss forms a core of the body and the lipstick forms a sheath that coaxially envelopes the lip gloss core. The body has an upper lip liner part that extends along a first side, and a lower lip liner part that extends along the a second side of the body opposite the first side. The cross-section of the body is a pendant shape. An upper half of the pendant shape is wedge-shaped and defines an apex. A lower half of the pendant shape is semi-circular shaped and defines a rounded portion. The upper lip liner part is positioned in the apex and the lower lip liner part is positioned in a center of the rounded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Arlette Palo, John R. Casro, Charlos P. Neuner
  • Patent number: 8376641
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a medium, such as for eye make-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Patrick Fraillon
  • Patent number: 8240930
    Abstract: A personal hygiene apparatus including a container, a first storage compartment disposed within the container and configured to store a deodorant, a second storage compartment disposed within the container and opposite the first storage compartment, the second storage compartment configured to store a sanitizer solution, an applicator in fluid communication with the second storage compartment and configured to receive the sanitizer solution and an interface disposed between the second storage compartment and the applicator for regulating the supply of the sanitizer solution to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Amnon Oshri
  • Patent number: 8231292
    Abstract: An apparatus for modifying a keratinous surface that has a rotatable applicator that is in fluid communication with a first modification composition. The apparatus also has a sensor and a CPU. The sensor is positioned forward of the applicator head such that as the head rolls across the keratinous surface the sensor reads the portion of the keratinous surface in front of the rolling head. The sensor readings are transmitted to the CPU, the CPU analyzes the sensor readings of the keratinous surface, and the CPU sends a signal to the applicator head to treat or not to treat the analyzed surface. When the CPU sends a signal to the applicator to treat the surface, a small portion of the first modification composition is applied to the head such that when the head rolls over the keratinous surface the first modification composition contacts the area of the keratinous surface that needs treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Elliot Rabe, David Edward Wilson
  • Patent number: 7806614
    Abstract: A container used for holding one or more product sticks. The container comprises a body and a sleeve. The container further comprises lifting means to independently propel and retract the product sticks. The container may further comprise a cover which engages the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: HCT Limited
    Inventors: G. Scott Desson, Dennis J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100047004
    Abstract: A writing instrument, which has an inner and outer writing element with separate writing medium reservoirs. The writing elements are coaxially mounted in an outer barrel and axially moveable with respect to one another. A driving mechanism may be actuated to allow a user to selectively extend one writing element. The inner and outer writing elements may have an inner sleeve therebetween to improve, for instance, rigidity of the outer writing element and to prevent contamination of the writing medium reservoirs. An outer sleeve may also be provided over the outer writing element. The outer sleeve can function to hold various components of the outer writing element together, and to allow for clean and easy refill of the outer writing element, especially when the outer writing element is a nib-type writing element with a filler-type reservoir. The writing instrument is designed so that a user can replace the inner and/or outer writing elements when their respective writing medium have been expended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Vincent Bedhome, Kenneth R. Cooper, David Anthony Edgerley, Douglas Hungerford, Didier Lange, Robert Edward Matthews, Franck Rolion, Anthony Wlodarczyk
  • Patent number: 7654762
    Abstract: A pen and/or pencil having an opening positioned opposite its writing end for retaining or storing a cosmetic preparation which can be applied to a user. Caps may also be included to cover both the writing end and/or the opposite end containing the cosmetic preparation. The cap covering the cosmetic preparation may also include an applicator such as a wand having a flat, round, or brush shaped tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Cristina Carlino
  • Patent number: 7600936
    Abstract: A dual dispenser for personal products such as cosmetics has two dispensers, one at either end of a tubular body. A wall divides the barrel into two chambers, which are filled with the respective products. One of the dispensers may be a sprayer and the other may be a lipstick-type dispenser, so that products of different types can be conveniently carried in a single pen-shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Lanco Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Landow
  • Publication number: 20090232579
    Abstract: Apparatus (1, 21) for selectively applying two components, having: a case (2, 22); a first body (3, 23) from a first component for applying, wherein said first body (3, 23) is arranged at least partially in said case (2, 22); a second body (4, 24), wherein said second body (4, 24) is arranged at least partially in said first body (3, 23) and means (5, 25) to transport said first body (3, 23) independently of said second body (4, 24) at least partially out of said case (2, 22) and into said case (2, 22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Weckerle GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Obereisenbuchner, Thomas Weckerle
  • 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: 20090074500
    Abstract: A system for two consumer products, such as cosmetic products, pharmaceutical products, personal hygiene products and adhesive products, among others, is provided. The system provides for convenience in holding, storing and applying stick products and uses two different mechanisms independent of each other to control the two stick products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: LEO CLIFFORD PIRES, ROGER HWANG, ABHISEK BASAK, SANTOSH MOHAPATRA
  • Publication number: 20080273912
    Abstract: A two-nib crayon includes two crayon halves of different colors, each crayon half including a flat end and a nib end. The flat ends are fused together to form an integrated one-piece structure such that the respective nib ends are disposed in opposing relation. The two-nib crayon makes learning exercises using a color activity more fun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Emily Knapton, Janice Z. Olsen
  • Patent number: 7367736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-duty applicator for solid and liquid mediums, comprising a columned bearer and an outer tube combined to contain solid medium, and extending from a double-stage columned base. At the other end of said base is fixed a soft tube containing liquid medium. Said outer tube covers the outside of the bearer, with inner threads on the inner wall therein, which matches with outer threads of the bearer. The bottom end of the outer tube is fixed outside a smaller columned flange of the base through fastening slots, and a limiting mechanism is positioned between the bottom of the bearer and the base to limit the turning of the bearer. The invention adds a liquid medium applicator to the conventional solid medium applicator structure, and combines both applicator structures together, thereby making it easy to carry and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: MTL Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing Fai Chan
  • Patent number: 7287923
    Abstract: A multifunctional cosmetic container has a first casing, at least one second casing and multiple cosmetic units. The first casing a chamber defined in the first casing. The at least one second casing is mounted detachably to the first casing each of the at least one second casing has a chamber defined in the second casing. The cosmetic units are mounted respectively in the chambers in the first and second casings. The multifunctional cosmetic container compactly combines the different cosmetic units in one pack so carrying the cosmetic units is easy and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung Chen
  • Patent number: 7284927
    Abstract: A writing instrument including a stick-shaped material propelling mechanism which is capable of propelling a stick-shaped material without relatively rotating the stick-shaped material with a small number of components is provided. The writing instrument includes an outer barrel, a lead feeding mechanism disposed in the outer barrel, and a stick-shaped material propelling mechanism connected to a rear portion of the lead feeding mechanism, a female thread is formed on an inner peripheral surface of a rear portion of a lead tank of the lead feeding mechanism. The stick-shaped material propelling mechanism includes a knock cap connected to the lead feeding mechanism to be relatively rotatable, and a stick-shaped material bearer which is slidable and unrotatable relative to the knock cap and for holding a stick-shaped material, and a male thread which is screwed into the female thread of the lead tank is integrally formed at the stick-shaped bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehei Kageyama
  • Patent number: 7172355
    Abstract: To prevent the accidental separation of a lid body from a main body, a cartridge type feeding container has a tubular main body (1) receiving a cosmetic material (81), a lid body (2) with an applicator (21) including a rearward protruding applying member (21a) and being inserted into the main body, a cartridge (3) which receives a core chuck (31a) slidably therein and has its rear side inserted into the lid body, a feeding and drawing mechanism (4) for the core chuck, fist stage projections (51) provided on the main body or the applicator, second stage projections (52) provided on the main body or the applicator adjacently to the first stage projections, the projections (5) being V-shaped and having top and inclined portions, and a locking projection passing between the adjacent projections (5) provided on a surface where the projections (5) are not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Patent number: 6899483
    Abstract: A mechanical crayon pen with an internal cartridge to hold multiple crayon sticks has a transparent barrel (10) with an open top, an inner diameter and an inner surface, a thrust device (20) mounted inside the transparent barrel (10) and a thrust actuator (30) mounted on the open top of the transparent barrel (10). The thrust device (20) has an inner tube (21) movably mounted inside the transparent barrel (10). The inner tube (21) has an outer surface and an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the transparent barrel (10) to form a space (13) in the mechanical crayon pen to store multiple crayon sticks. Multiple longitudinal grooves may be defined in the inner surfaces defining the space (13) to hold individual crayon sticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Kun-Chuan Ho
  • Patent number: 6893178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an offset pen comprising a holding portion, a writing portion, and an intermediate portion, in which said holding portion is provided for a user to operate by hand, said writing portion is provided with a pen tip for writing, in which a pen tip seat is provided outside the pen tip, and said intermediate portion is used to connect the holding portion and the writing portion so that the writing portion and the holding portion are separately formed on different axes and that a visible space is formed between said writing portion and said holding portion; therefore, when the user operates, the holding portion naturally tilt, while the writing portion keeps vertical to a writing surface for the sake of different axes, so that the user may promptly see the writing result through the visible space; furthermore, a storage chamber is provided in the holding portion, in which pen tips ready for replacement are stored in the storage chamber so that storage and use of the tips may be impl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: Bao-Shen Liu
  • Patent number: 6860666
    Abstract: A pen comprises a plurality of cartridges matingly cascaded together along a bore thereof, the stick of each cartridge having a color different that of others, two inner opposite protrusions adjacent a bottom end of the pen, the protrusions being adapted to fasten the lowest cartridge, and two opposite recesses at the bottom end of the pen; and a releasable pen. Removing the lowest cartridge and inserting the cartridge into a top end of the pen will push the lowest cartridge out of the pen. Alternatively, engaging the lowest cartridge with another cartridge prior to pushing upwardly will remove the topmost cartridge from the pen. The top end of the topmost cartridge is either projected from the top end of the pen or flush therewith. Also, the hand of a user is prevented from being contaminated by the stick while removing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Wen Tsune Chien
  • Patent number: 6821041
    Abstract: A combination solid material storage container and applicator assembly for solid materials, such as surf board wax, is disclosed. The assembly includes a symmetrical storage container member, which has an open top end, an open bottom end, and an interior surface. A pusher member is positioned inside the container member and includes a sealing lip portion, which provides a continuous seal between the pusher member and the container member interior surface. The pusher member supports a slug of solid material within the container member. An applicator cap member is releasably secured to the open top end of the container member. The cap member includes a blade portion with a scraper edge and a comb edge. The blade portion is used for manipulating the solid material once applied to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fun Before Money
    Inventors: Gregg Hallam, Diego Cueto
  • Patent number: 6773184
    Abstract: An integrated lipstick and lip pencil comprises a lipstick part for painting a user's lips with a lipstick of a prescribed color, a lip pencil part for penciling a lip line using a lip pencil, and a coupling part for coupling the lipstick part and the lip pencil part to combine them into one body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Suck-Doo An
  • Patent number: 6749354
    Abstract: A composite writing implement is capable of being used as a ball-point pen, a mechanical pencil or a stylus pen. The composite writing implement includes a barrel, a pencil lead feeder unit axially slidably placed in a front part of the barrel, a ballpoint refill unit disposed behind and coaxially with the pencil lead feeder unit in a back part of the barrel and including a ballpoint refill case and a ballpoint refill fixedly held in the ballpoint refill case, a rotary cam operatively connecting the ballpoint refill case and the pencil lead feeder unit, and a cap put on the ballpoint refill case so as to cover the ballpoint tip of the ballpoint refill, provided with a stylus tip, capable of being used as a stylus and means for turning the rotary cam through the ballpoint refill case to make the pencil lead feeder feed a lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehei Kageyama, Yoshio Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20040105716
    Abstract: A pen and/or pencil having an opening positioned opposite its writing end for retaining or storing a cosmetic preparation which can be applied to a user. Caps may also be included to cover both the writing end and/or the opposite end containing the cosmetic preparation. The cap covering the cosmetic preparation may also include an applicator such as a wand having a flat, round, or brush shaped tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventor: Christina Carlino
  • Publication number: 20040086317
    Abstract: A holder includes a main body having two ends that hold cosmetic tools substantially parallel to a central axis of the tool, and it can also include caps for placement over the cosmetic tools. The caps can have a reflective outer surface for use as a mirror. The ends can be configured to hold cosmetic tools having variable dimensions by using a chuck mechanism or a compressible material in the ends of the holder. With cosmetic tools held in place and the caps installed, the holder provides for a way to carry and use a variety of cosmetic tools such as lipstick, lip liner, eye liner, eye shadow, or other tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Tania W. Hanna
  • Patent number: 6729785
    Abstract: A mechanical pencil and/or pen and method for operating a mechanical pencil and/or pen is provided. The mechanical pencil includes a barrel, a lead chamber, a first pressure actuator, an eraser chamber, and a second pressure actuator. The first pressure actuator is situated on the outer surface and is coupled to the lead chamber. The lead chamber holds the lead and pressing the first pressure actuator advances the lead chamber causing the lead to advance. The second pressure actuator is situated on the outer surface and is coupled to the eraser chamber. The eraser chamber holds the eraser and pressing the second pressure actuator advances the eraser chamber causing the eraser to advance. A pen including a barrel, a pen chamber, an eraser chamber, and an eraser pressure actuator is also provided. The barrel includes a pen-end, an eraser-end, and an outer surface. The pen chamber is situated in the pen-end and holds the pen. The eraser chamber is situated in the eraser-end and holds an eraser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Rose Art Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Roshan Wijerama
  • Publication number: 20040028451
    Abstract: A mechanical pencil and/or pen and method for operating a mechanical pencil and/or pen is provided. The mechanical pencil includes a barrel, a lead chamber, a first pressure actuator, an eraser chamber, and a second pressure actuator. The first pressure actuator is situated on the outer surface and is coupled to the lead chamber. The lead chamber holds the lead and pressing the first pressure actuator advances the lead chamber causing the lead to advance. The second pressure actuator is situated on the outer surface and is coupled to the eraser chamber. The eraser chamber holds the eraser and pressing the second pressure actuator advances the eraser chamber causing the eraser to advance. A pen including a barrel, a pen chamber, an eraser chamber, and an eraser pressure actuator is also provided. The barrel includes a pen-end, an eraser-end, and an outer surface. The pen chamber is situated in the pen-end and holds the pen. The eraser chamber is situated in the eraser-end and holds an eraser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Roshan Wijerama
  • Patent number: 6663305
    Abstract: A holder that is designed to hold within a single molded structure up to four marking implements such as a carpenter's pencil or a lumber crayon. The marker holder, which is configured to resemble a Greek cross, consists of a vertical tube having a rectangular or circular cross-section, a right wall and a left wall. To the two walls is respectively attached a right horizontal tube and a left horizontal tube. Each tube includes a set of marker support tabs that grip and accessively retain the carpenter's pencil and the lumber crayon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Peter D. Poulos
  • Publication number: 20030215278
    Abstract: A composite writing implement is capable of being used as a ball-point pen, a mechanical pencil or a stylus pen. The composite writing implement includes a barrel, a pencil lead feeder unit axially slidably placed in a front part of the barrel, a ballpoint refill unit disposed behind and coaxially with the pencil lead feeder unit in a back part of the barrel and including a ballpoint refill case and a ballpoint refill fixedly held in the ballpoint refill case, a rotary cam operatively connecting the ballpoint refill case and the pencil lead feeder unit, and a cap put on the ballpoint refill case so as to cover the ballpoint tip of the ballpoint refill, provided with a stylus tip, capable of being used as a stylus and means for turning the rotary cam through the ballpoint refill case to make the pencil lead feeder feed a lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Hidehei Kageyama, Yoshio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 6637963
    Abstract: A multi-purpose pen-shaped container includes first and second receptacle bodies, an applicator device, an end cap, and a coupling unit. Each receptacle body has an axis, first and second end portions, and a peripheral wall that is disposed to surround the axis so as to define a receiving chamber. The first and second end portions of each receptacle body are formed with a coupling member and a connecting member, respectively. The applicator device has a base portion that engages the connecting member on the first receptacle body. The end cap has a tubular cap wall that cooperates with the base portion of the applicator device to define a receiving space for receiving a cosmetic applicator therein. The coupling unit engages removably the coupling members of the first and second receptacle bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Tao-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20030180082
    Abstract: In a cosmetic unit comprising two different cosmetic products and two different applicators, provision is made, with a view to cost-saving manufacture based on a minimum of components and simplicity of assembly, for a central sleeve; a threaded plug which is fixable in the central sleeve; a threaded spindle which reaches through a hole, with a female thread, of the threaded plug and on the outer end of which is provided a cup that houses a cartridge, the cup being mounted, via axial projections, non-rotatably, but axially displaceably in a protective guide section; an insert which is plugged into the central sleeve in the vicinity of the threaded spindle and which includes the protective guide section that is formed outside the central sleeve; an applicator handle which adjoins the inside end of the threaded spindle; and a helical spring which extends between the threaded plug and the inner front end of the applicator handle, forcing the applicator outwards against a cosmetic compound contained in the screw c
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: h&m gutberlet gmbh
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Publication number: 20030152410
    Abstract: A multi-purpose pen-shaped container includes first and second receptacle bodies, an applicator device, an end cap, and a coupling unit. Each receptacle body has an axis, first and second end portions, and a peripheral wall that is disposed to surround the axis so as to define a receiving chamber. The first and second end portions of each receptacle body are formed with a coupling member and a connecting member, respectively. The applicator device has a base portion that engages the connecting member on the first receptacle body. The end cap has a tubular cap wall that cooperates with the base portion of the applicator device to define a receiving space for receiving a cosmetic applicator therein. The coupling unit engages removably the coupling members of the first and second receptacle bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Tao-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20030138281
    Abstract: An integrated lipstick and lip pencil comprises a lipstick part for painting a user's lips with a lipstick of a prescribed color, a lip pencil part for penciling a lip line using a lip pencil, and a coupling part for coupling the lipstick part and the lip pencil part to combine them into one body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Suck-Doo An
  • Patent number: 6547465
    Abstract: A pencil has a fixed non-replaceable eraser and a moveable sleeve. The fixed non-replaceable eraser is elongated to provide a larger eraser to pencil ratio in order to have more erase cycles per write cycles. The moveable sleeve can be moved to selectively expose a portion of the eraser. A ferrule couples the pencil body and the eraser together and provides an outer surface to engage an inner surface of the moveable sleeve. In one embodiment, a threaded female slot in the outer surface of the ferrule engages a male threaded tab in the inner surface of the sleeve. In another embodiment, a plurality of concentric slots in the outer surface of the ferrule engage a tab in the inner surface of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Shoot the Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Rago, David Small
  • Publication number: 20020186995
    Abstract: A pigment application pencil includes a column of pigment material having a composition which readily rubs onto a contacting surface and being divided into several discrete color regions of differing pigment color, the column having at least one longitudinal flat side including portions of at least two of the color regions; and an outer layer of pencil cover material; so that sliding contact of two color regions on the flat side permits even and uniform parallel application of contrasting pigments along a well defined straight or curving line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Irina Iosilevich
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6450179
    Abstract: A cosmetic container includes a lipstick compartment having a distal end adapted to removably engage one of a set of interchangeable attachments, such as a receptacle for a second cosmetic and applicator, a cosmetic pencil sharpener, or a receptacle for holding an aqueous bubble forming solution and an appropriate bubble blowing device. An attachment mechanism is provided at the distal end to engage/disengage a given attachment. The attachment mechanism has an outer surface provided with splines or the like for grippingly engaging an inner surface of the distal end of the lipstick compartment to achieve a friction-fit connection that resists undesirable rotational movement within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: John Joseph Bengis
  • Patent number: 6412998
    Abstract: A single writing instrument has multiple marking tips combined with a non-marking stylus tip. The single writing instrument is formed by two complimentary bodies which are joined together. The complimentary bodies are a front section and a rear section. The front section defines a chamber for holding ball point pen cartridges which are extendable one at a time through an opening in the front section writing tip disposed at one end of the front section. The opposite end or back of the front section is open and forms a sleeve for receiving the rear section. The rear section is bilaterally symmetric with a non-marking stylus at one end and one of a fountain pen tip, a rolling ball tip, a felt-tip marker tip, or a gel ink tip extending through a writing tip at the opposite end of the rear section. The rear section is adapted to fit into the open sleeve of the front section and be held by a frictional fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: A.T.X. International, Inc.
    Inventor: Soojung Ham
  • Patent number: 6345922
    Abstract: A cartridge type feeding container has a rod-like cosmetic material in which the rod-like cosmetic material is neither damaged nor pulled apart even if a buffering external shock is applied to the container and the cartridge is not pulled apart from the container body or any load is applied in a direction in which the core chucks and the feeding mechanism and dismounted apart from each other even if a torque is further applied to exceed a maximum fed condition. These advantages are the result of an internal member made of flexible material and provided on a part of an inner circumferential surface thereof with a cutaway formed by combining a slit cut in a circumferential direction. The internal member and the container body form a container cover portion such that a shock, applied from the outside of the container cover portion, is buffered in the cutaway in the internal member and is prevented from being transmitted to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Publication number: 20010036383
    Abstract: An article for storing and dispensing multiple units of cosmetic product comprising a plurality of units of cosmetic product, each unit comprised of a body portion with a first end and a second end, with the first end in the form of a solid cosmetic product for application to skin, nails, or hair, and the second end in the form of a hollow cavity of a size and shape to house the solid cosmetic product of the first end when the units are stacked in nested relationship; and an elongated hollow body for housing the units in slideable, stacked, nested relationship, the hollow body having a first open end for holding one of the plurality of units in position for use by the consumer, and enabling extraction of that unit from the hollow body after use; and a second open end for inputting the extracted unit into the hollow body to cause slideable movement of the stacked, nested units so that the next of the plurality of units is moved into position for use by the consumer in the first open end; as well as a method fo
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Cynthia Cirlin, Julio Gans Russ