Material-carrying Tool Movable Away From Supply Means Patents (Class 401/191)
  • Patent number: 8632271
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly having an applicator surface, and a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to the container receiving section such that the pump can supply liquid contained in the container receiving section to the applicator assembly, in which the apparatus can operate in a painting cycle where the container receiving section receives a paint container with a supply of paint such that the paint can be supplied to the applicator assembly, and in a cleaning cycle where the container receiving section receives a liquid in the form of a cleaning fluid, such that the cleaning fluid can be supplied to the applicator assembly (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • 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: 20100000039
    Abstract: I claim that my Portable Toothbrush Dispenser will contain both toothbrush and clear through dispenser. The toothbrush section will contain 3 small holes for use of disbursement of equal toothpaste or gel. The Dispenser will have a mechanism lever which will help with the dispensing of product. Portable Toothbrush Dispenser will have colorful caps and will be sized in a portable way. It will fit in shirt pockets or pants just like carrying a pen. The material to make this product can be recycled plastic being that its good for the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Beatriz Vega-Cortes
  • Patent number: 7581897
    Abstract: The device comprises an applicator (2) and a cover (5) configured to be adaptable on the applicator (2), the external face (3) of which is impregnated with conditioning substance for shoes by rolling dispenser means (10) incorporated in the internal face (9) of the cover (5), which includes a reservoir (4) with such substance. The substance dosing is produced on opening the device, the applicator (2) sliding, via some guides (8) arranged on the lateral face (7) of the cover (5), over the dispenser means (10) which apply an optimum quantity of substance to the external face (3) of the applicator (2), with which the footwear is subsequently rubbed to clean it. When used, the device is closed by transversely coupling the applicator (2) inside the cover (5), preferably of plastic with transparent reservoir (4). For convenience, the device can incorporate an ergonomic handle (1) joined to the applicator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Zobele Espana S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Caserta, Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Jose Antonio Munoz Martinez, David Moreno Perez, Xavier Alvarez Leal, Fernando Mayor Sans
  • Patent number: 7399133
    Abstract: A self contained disposable toothbrush comprising a reservoir having a threaded end adapted to receive a cap in one of two positions. A brushing assembly is pivoted on the cap so that in a pre-use position the brushing element is positioned along side the reservoir. The brushing element contains bristles and an elongated connecting passage. When the brushing element is pivoted and snapped to the use position where it extends from the reservoir, the passage to the bristles is connected to liquid in the reservoir for moistening a dehydrated dentifrice. When the brushing operation is completed, the cap is unscrewed, the contents of the reservoir used for rinsing and the cap reconnected to the reservoir by a second set of threads such that the brushing element, after use, is contained within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Robert K. Eversole
  • Patent number: 7350998
    Abstract: The present glass cleaning tool is a small, handheld, easily stored device having a self-contained supply of cleaning fluid stored therein and an applicator head for applying the fluid to a glass surface. The applicator head is stored within the storage handle of the device when the device is not in use. An attachment mechanism extends between the storage handle and the applicator head to secure the head to the handle and to allow the head to be extended from its storage location within the handle to its deployed position across the end of the handle, with the handle and head forming a T-shaped configuration. The device is particularly well-suited for carriage in an interior storage area of a motor vehicle for use in cleaning cigarette smoke film, fingerprint smears, and other contaminants from the interior of the windshield and other glass surfaces in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond J. Walsh, III
  • Patent number: 7223036
    Abstract: An auto loading and auto dampening cleaning apparatus which comprises a base sweeping pad, a fluid reservoir superimposed over said sweeping pad which defines a slit between the two, a handle having a fork shaped frame which is rotateably attached to the sweeping pad. A lower roll bar contains clean, cleaning material and an upper roll bar receives soiled cleaning material. First and second trigger mechanism activates the roll bars and fluid reservoir to advance the cleaning material and disperse cleaning solution onto the cleaning material on the lower roll bar passes through the slit defined by the fluid reservoir and sweeping pad around the bottom of the sweeping pad and up to the upper roll bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Long Chang
  • Patent number: 6991396
    Abstract: A device for applying a product comprises a receptacle body defining a reservoir configured to contain a product and an application element configured to apply a product to a surface. A cavity is in flow communication with the reservoir and configured to receive the application element. The device further comprises a support element on which the application element is mounted. The support element is mounted to pivot relative to the receptacle body between a first position wherein the application element is received in the cavity and a second position wherein the application element is at least partially exposed so as to be capable of coming into contact with a surface to which product is to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6447191
    Abstract: A cosmetics container for storing and applying a product has a bottle having a neck defining a neck opening to an interior product cavity, the neck having threads on the exterior thereof. A neck insert is mounted in the neck opening, the neck insert including a side wall substantially conforming to the neck opening and providing access to the product cavity. The neck insert includes a dispenser wall deployed between the neck opening and the product cavity and the dispenser wall has at least one supply opening. A cap has interior threads for removably securing the cap on the bottle in a closed position by interengaging the threads on the neck. The cap having a stem extending into the neck insert and an applicator pad mounted to the distal end of the stem. The threads of the neck and the threads of the cap configured to support the cap on the neck prior to threaded engagement of the threads with the applicator pad spaced from the dispenser wall to define a dosing space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: The Bridgeport Metal Goods Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Martin M. Vasas
  • Patent number: 6419190
    Abstract: A Cleaning and Painting Robot having the capability to fly, and a cleaning or painting mechanism that can be located at various positions on the robot body. The robot comprises of a flying unit connected with a feeding tube to a ground-moving base that holds the pressurized cleaning solution or paint. A steering mechanism in contact with the surface being cleaned or painted for changing the direction of advance of the flying unit while the back propeller or main rotors pushes the flying body against the working surface. An array of sensors is mounted of the flying unit body to get the physical size of the working surface, avoid obstacles, maintain stability and control others critical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Gino Francis Nguegang
  • Patent number: 6390705
    Abstract: A carrying assembly comprises a base, a shaft with a handle securely attached to the base, a first funnel and a second funnel (if required) connected to the shaft by an attaching member, a first dauber assembly, and a second dauber assembly. The combination of these parts creates a liquid carrying assembly that allows a user to transfer the liquid in its container from place to place and also allows the user to be able to quickly apply the liquid where ever desired without run-offs of the liquid and, after the user has finished with the use of the liquid, allows for an air-tight seal of the liquid in its container by a frictional force between the dauber assemblies and their funnels to prevent evaporation of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Stuff Sorter by Versapak, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Dailey
  • Publication number: 20020021932
    Abstract: A device for dispensing comprises a reservoir containing a composition comprising particles containing at least one fluid, an application member having at least a portion removably disposed within the reservoir and configured to be loaded with the composition and a compacting member configured to exert pressure on at least the portion of the application member during removal of the portion of the application member from the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: Jean Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6296410
    Abstract: A device for administering a quantity of liquid cooling agent, contained in an aerosol container provided with a normally closed valve has an operating device for temporarily opening the valve. The positioning device positions at least a part of an administering element so that the cooling agent leaving the valve can reach the administering element. The cooling agent leaving the valve reaches that part of the administering element which comes into contact with a wart to be frozen, so that it is used effectively. According to a first preferred embodiment the positioning device has a chamber which is connects to the valve and into which the cooling agent is carried when the valve is operated. The chamber is adapted to receive of at least a part of the administering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Wartner B.V.
    Inventor: Johanna C. Ruizendaal
  • Patent number: 6158913
    Abstract: In a mascara unit comprising an applicator fixed to a holder and a reservoir for mascara, the applicator dipping into the reservoir in the condition of non-use and transport and being movable out of the reservoir for the application of mascara, it is provided that the applicator and the reservoir are designed as a unit so that the applicator can be moved out of and into the reservoir through actuation by one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: georg karl geka-brush GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Werner Fischer, Dieter Wolfsgruber
  • Patent number: 6089160
    Abstract: A paint injector for digital printing in which paint is deposited in metered amounts on a print medium comprises a wheel rotatable by a shaft of a motor, an idler disposed in a paint reservoir, and an endless cable disposed around the wheel and the idler. The motor is preferably computer controlled such that the rotation of the wheel and thus movement of the cable is selectively controlled. As the wheel is rotated, paint contained within the paint reservoir coats the cable and is thus drawn by the cable in front of an air stream. The air stream pulls the paint from the cable and carries it toward the print medium. By employing a plurality of such paint injectors into a single print head, each containing a different color of paint, and secured to a computer controlled, movable carriage positioned over the print medium, a digital image can be painted by the print head on the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Dean Robert Gary Anderson
  • Patent number: 5993096
    Abstract: An applicator and receptacle sealer, the applicator for applying a viscous liquid stored in a receptacle and the sealer for sealing the receptacle which is open at the top for removal of the liquid, the applicator and receptacle sealer comprising: a substantially circular member of a flexible, semi-rigid material having a diameter which is selectively adjustable and having a marginal annular edge for sealably engaging the interior wall of a receptacle, the selectively adjustable diameter of the circular member formed by providing annularly in the marginal annular edge scored lines for removing a selected outer portion of the marginal annular edge from the circular member, thereby reducing the diameter of the circular member; and, an elongated handle member mounted to the upper surface of the circular member for imparting vertical movement thereto when the circular member is positioned within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: John D. Martelli
  • Patent number: 5973295
    Abstract: A heated apparatus, positioned in the X, Y, and Z directions, for forming fine lines of molten material on a substrate. The apparatus includes a pen having a refractory tip wetted with material in a molten state. The tip is attached to a V-shaped heater to form a heater assembly. The ends of the V-shaped heater are welded to the pins of a three lead TO-5 package base. The pen is then mounted on an apparatus adapted to direct writing. To that end, the pen is attached to a supporting device capable of moving in the X, Y, and Z directions. When the welding point of the tip/heater assembly reaches the melting point of the material to be deposited, it is dipped in a crucible containing the material in a molten state. The welding point nucleates a minute drop of the molten material, forming a reservoir. A thin film of material flows from the reservoir and wets the tip, which is then brought in contact with the substrate upon which the desired pattern is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Antoine Corbin, Philippe Demoncy, Jacques Foulu, Pierre Sudraud
  • Patent number: 5921692
    Abstract: A dispensing and refilling system for dispensing and refilling dentifrice material comprising a dispensing toothbrush having a hollow cavity and a refilling apparatus for refilling the dentifrice material in the dispensing toothbrush. The refilling apparatus comprises a dentifrice material reservoir for housing therein the dentifrice material, a nozzle detachably coupled to the dentifrice material reservoir, and a pumping assembly for applying a force of pressure to the dentifrice material. As the force of pressure is applied to the dentifrice material, the dentifrice material exits refilling apparatus and enters the hollow cavity. The refilling apparatus has a mechanism for clasping the detachable nozzle when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Miriam Weber
  • Patent number: 5911532
    Abstract: A toothbrush comprising, in combination, a replaceable container for holding toothpaste having an outlet and a brush portion having a plurality of projecting bristles and an extension adapted to be releasably connected to the replaceable container. The extension includes a recess. A tooth paste dispensing system comprising a tube and an actuating mechanism are mounted to the extension. The tube is connected to the outlet of the tooth paste container and has an open end. The actuating mechanism is operated to pivot the tube from a default position in which the tube is stored in the recess of the extension to a dispensing position in which the tube is elevated out of the recess and moved forwardly to position the tube directly over the bristles for dispensing toothpaste from the container through the open end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Dorlyn Robert Evancic
  • Patent number: 5908254
    Abstract: A club mate apparatus including a container that has a bottom wall, a top edge and a peripheral wall. The top edge has an eyelet integral therewith. A top wall has an opening therethrough. A pair of resilient clamps are attached to the top wall of the container. A brush member is included and has an elongated handle and a head portion with a bristle arrangement. A ridge disk member is integral the handle and spaced from a handle end. Finally, a ring seal is positioned around the disk member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5882134
    Abstract: A dispensing toothbrush for use when cleaning teeth comprises a toothbrush base plate, a plurality of bristles implanted in and projected perpendicularly upward from the toothbrush base plate, toothbrush neck member, a sleeve concentric about toothbrush neck member, a thumb lever coupled to the sleeve for rotating the sleeve when pressure is applied to the thumb lever, and toothpaste wiping trough, coupled to the sleeve, for receiving toothpaste therein from the toothbrush neck member. In operation, as pressure is applied to the thumb lever, the sleeve rotates and the toothpaste wiping trough rotates around the toothbrush base plate and the plurality of bristles for evenly distributing the toothpaste onto the top surface area of the plurality of bristles, in a single wiping action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Nigelle V. Hatch
  • Patent number: 5755524
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cleaning device for spectacle glasses comprising a container for a cleaning liquid, a pair of wiper arms disposed thereon, whereby a wiper arm is swingably mounted each on two opposing sides of the container, further comprising an exchangeable cleaning element disposed on the free end of each wiper arm, and a wick system to supply the cleaning liquid from the container to the cleaning elements opposing the former in inoperative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: Friedrich Horst Papenmeier
  • Patent number: 5464294
    Abstract: A foldable toothbrush is formed from front (2) and rear (4) parts that are hingeably connected. The front part, containing the brush portion (6), has a cavity (8) for storing toothpaste. The cavity communicates with the brush portion through holes (16). The rear wall of the cavity is a slide member (22) that can slidably move forward to compress the cavity and force toothpaste through the communication holes. The rear part has a thruster 36 that is connected to a pusher (40) and is slidably confined to a track (28, 30, 44). When the foldable toothbrush is unfolded, the user can engage pusher (40) to move thruster (36) into the front part to engage the slide member (22) to push toothpaste through holes (26). The pusher (40) can then be disengaged from the front part and the toothbrush can be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Fortune Dragon Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Richard W. M. Chee, Sharon A. H. Low
  • Patent number: 5425591
    Abstract: A brush head mounted on a handle that is tubular and forms a reservoir for the toothpaste. The reservoir is closed to the brush head, and at its rear end has a nozzle. The handle includes a flexible member which is bent to move the nozzle onto the bristles of the brush head. A removable cap normally closes the nozzle. In one form an enclosure sleeve encloses the handle and flexible member. A cap is removably mounted over the brush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventors: Thomas J. Contreras, Norma I. Padro
  • Patent number: 5382107
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handgrip portion and a head portion pivoted to the handgrip portion and movable between a folded position and a stretched position. The head portion includes a pair of lugs with a pair of first positioning notches and a pair of second positioning notches which are spaced angularly from the first positioning notches. The handgrip portion includes a pair of parallel plates. A spring-loaded slider provided between the parallel plates and has a projection that extends into the first notches of the head portion when the toothbrush is at the folded position and into the second notches when the toothbrush is at the stretched position. The slider is movable so as to release the projection from the first notches in order to cause the head portion to pivot relative to the handgrip portion to the stretched position due to the provision of a torsional spring which biases normally the head portion away from the handgrip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: Jau-Jer Nian
  • Patent number: 5332325
    Abstract: Applicator tube for cosmetic products, particularly mascara, having a tubular outer body. A cap fitted on one end of the tubular body has a rod attached to it, and an applicator is attached at the other end or the rod. The applicator is disposed inside the tubular body, in a longitudinally moveable part, and is removable therefrom to apply the cosmetic product. A removable container is at the lower end of the tubular body. A deformable part is disposed above the container whereby pressing down and releasing the cap causes mascara to be drawn into the applicator tube from the removable container to impregnate the applicator, which can then be withdrawn from the tubular body to apply the mascara. In another embodiment, the applicator moves between a retracted position inside the tubular body and an extended position when the removable container is pushed into the tubular body and thereafter withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventors: Daniel Crosnier, Jean-Marie Dulery
  • Patent number: 5244298
    Abstract: An elongated housing structure is provided for accommodating a toothbrush head at one of its ends, and for insertion of a tube of toothpaste through the other of its ends. A rotating pin is provided to roll the bottom end of the toothpaste tube, thereby to dispense the toothpaste, and to move forwardly of the housing as the tube becomes smaller and smaller when the toothpaste is dispensed. The forward motion of the pin is accommodated by an elongated slot defined by the housing. A further structural provision is made in order to selectively move the top of the toothpaste tube into and out of position with respect to the bristles of the toothbrush, by means of a knurled knob and depending collar or neck holder movable in a second slot defined by the housing. The toothbrush head is movably connected to the front of the housing, so that the bristles can be moved between a paste-loading position and a brushing position. A gripping surface is also defined by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventor: Albert M. Greenhouse
  • Patent number: 5188472
    Abstract: The invention is an improved shoe care kit that simplifies the process of shoe polishing by virtue of consolidating conventional shoe shine components such as a brush applicator and/or polishing cloth into a convenient compact storage container. The shoe care kit is designed to be used in conjunction with a commercially produced shoe polish container by clamping the shoe care kit onto the polish container's lid to form an integral kit with the polish container. In the storage mode, the kit is an attractive compact unit and its own traveling or storage case ready to be used by the conventional shoe polishing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventor: Albert J. Sgro
  • Patent number: 5125423
    Abstract: An applicator for treating the skin dispenses a predetermined dose of treatment agent. The applicator comprises a cylindrical portion, the front face of which is open, and a closure piece for the open front face. Solid and hollow pins extend axially from a front wall of the cylindrical portion. The hollow pins communicate with the cylinder cavity. The closure piece and the cylindrical portion are designed so that the closure piece delimits a given volume in the cylindrical portion. The closure piece has a central filling opening with a non-return or one-way valve disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Schering, Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerhard Butterbrodt
  • Patent number: 5078526
    Abstract: An apparatus wherein an elongate, coaxially aligned housing is defined by a first chamber mounting a floor adjacent a lower terminal end of the housing, with the floor including a chamber floor underlying the floor, and a removable lid for rotatably mounting a dental floss spool therewithin. A piston is slidably mounted overlying and spaced from the floor to define a toothpaste chamber therebetween, wherein the piston mounts a dispensing boss, including a plurality of ports, wherein a plurality of spaced, parallel rails are diametrically mounted on the piston spaced from the dispensing boss, with a recess positioned within a top surface of the piston for receiving an upper terminal end of the toothbrush therebetween to position the toothbrush in alignment with the dispensing boss. A second chamber is fixedly mounted coextensively with the housing adjacent a side wall thereof for receiving the toothbrush therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventor: Robert A. Corona
  • Patent number: 5015110
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for supplying lipstick or like substance to the lips of the user by first coating opposite surfaces of an applicator sheet with the substance to be applied and then applying the coated applicator sheet to the mouth of the user. The assembly comprises a housing having substance supply containers movable into and out of opposite surfaces of individual applicator sheets entering the housing in an operative position and further wherein a supply of such applicator sheets may be considered a part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Daniel D. DeLarocha
  • Patent number: 4997300
    Abstract: A dispenser for an extrudable product includes an applicator member having a handle and an applicator tip connected to the handle, a cover member having a hollow interior that extends along a cover member axis to an open end of the cover member, which open end is dimensioned and arranged to receive the applicator tip, a supply of an extrudable product within the cover member, and an extrusion mechanism within the cover member. The extrusion mechanism includes an extrusion die and components for enabling a user to rotate the extrusion die relative to a portion of the cover member in order to operate the extrusion mechanism. The extrusion die has an extrusion orifice and it bears against the cover member at an interface between the extrusion die and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Spiveco, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Spivey, William J. Dee, William F. Brice
  • Patent number: 4976562
    Abstract: A dispenser for a cosmetic comprising:an applicator member and a cover member that can be separated for use and joined for storage;the applicator member including an applicator tip to be used for cosmetic application purposes; andthe cover member defining a compartment adapted to contain a supply of cosmetic, the cover member including a first cover portion, a second cover portion and an extrusion mechanism, the extrusion mechanism operable for moving an amount of cosmetic from the compartment in response to moving the first cover portion relative to the second cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Spiveco, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Spivey, William J. Dee, William F. Brice
  • Patent number: 4950095
    Abstract: A dental hygiene device comprising a toothpaste compartment a toothbrush compartment and a toothbrush retractable in the latter compartment. A slot is provided in the device to let the toothpaste flow through the bristles while the toothbrush is in its retracted position. A piston arrangement is used to push the toothpaste through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Pierre E. Picard
  • Patent number: 4886389
    Abstract: A pocket or purse toothbrush has a reservoir of liquid dentifrice in the handle of the brush. The brush per se has an absorbent pad extending along the back. A valve between the reservoir and the absorbent pad may be opened to saturate the pad with dentifrice, allowing tooth brushing without a supply of water and, if desired, in private even if away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Gerda Vidovic
  • Patent number: 4880326
    Abstract: A dispenser for a flowable substance more viscous than water includes an applicator member and a cover member that can be separated for use and rejoined for storage. The applicator member has an applicator tip to be used for application purposes, the cover member has a hollow interior that extends to an open end, which open end is dimensioned and arranged to receive the applicator tip, and the cover member contains a supply of the substance and an extrusion mechanism for extruding an amount of the substance toward the open end. The extrusion mechanism includes components for enabling a user to operate the extrusion mechanism by rotating the applicator member relative to the cover member while the applicator tip is within the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Spiveco, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Spivey, William J. Dee
  • Patent number: 4787765
    Abstract: A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush is described which stores dentifrice material in its handle and deposits a controlled quantity of the stored material directly onto the top of the brush surface. The toothbrush comprises (1) a housing which includes a handle, (2) a reservoir situated within the housing for storing dentifrice material, (3) a brush having bristles which are attached to and supported by a brush head member, and (4) a pump which causes a controlled quantity of dentifrice material to be pumped from the reservoir through a channel and a movable applicator and thereafter, to be deposited onto the brush surface. The applicator can be positioned in either a depositing or non-depositing relationship with the brush surface. No dentifrice can be pumped from the reservoir when the applicator is in a non-depositing relationship with the brush surface thus preventing the accidental discharge of dentifrice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Patent number: 4759381
    Abstract: Toothbrush with toothpaste container consisting of a body, having the function of case and support of the toothbrush, and of a toothpaste container; a housing for the toothbrush in the case allows delivery of the toothpaste onto the bristles, when the toothbrush is closed. By pushing a button housed on the cover of the container, metering of the toothpaste is performed, and the quantity dispensed is controlled by the pressure inside the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Inventor: Giuseppe Cesari
  • Patent number: 4695177
    Abstract: A dentifrice dispensing toothbrush is described which stores dentifrice material in its handle and deposits a controlled portion of the stored material directly onto the top of the brush surface. The toothbrush comprises (1) a housing which includes a handle, (2) a reservoir situated within the housing for storing dentifrice material, (3) a brush having bristles which are attached to and supported by a head member, (4) an applicator which is attached to the housing and which is used to deposit portions of the material directly onto the top of the brush surface, (5) a valve which controls the flow of dentifrice material from the reservoir to the applicator and (6) a pumping means for applying pressure to the stored dentifrice material so as to cause it to flow from the reservoir to the applicator. The dentrifrice material is stored either directly in the reservoir or in a removable cartridge which is inserted in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Patent number: 4693622
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combined toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser comprising a body casing, also serving as a handle, and a toothbrush member disposed at the proximal end of the body casing and having an arm slidably mounted in the body casing and a brush head. The arm is slidable between a retracted position, in which the brush head is disposed adjacent the body casing, and an extended position. A toothpaste dispenser is housed with the body casing and has a discharge nozzle at the proximal end of the body casing for delivering toothpaste onto the brush when the arm is in its retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Inventor: Peter A. Booth
  • Patent number: 4652162
    Abstract: A hollow elongated capsule containing cosmetic powder slides removably into an open end of a first elongated hollow member. The other end of the first member has a plurality of spaced openings. A second hollow elongated member has two opposite ends, one of which engages the other end of the first member. A plate disposed in the second member intermediate its ends has openings aligned with the first member openings. An element slidably disposed in the second member has openings which can be moved into alignment with the plate and member openings or which can be moved out of such alignment. A brush having parallel bristles with powder applying tips is disposed in the third member with the tips disposed adjacent the second member. The brush and third member have manually operated cooperating elements for establishing a first position at which the bristles extend almost entirely out of the third member and a second position at which the bristles are disposed within the third member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Laura Lupton Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Ladd, Jr., David R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4642834
    Abstract: A washing apparatus includes a nozzle having a liquid inlet to which a liquid pump is connected for supplying a wash liquid under pressure thereto. The nozzle has an outlet for discharging the wash liquid. A hollow sweeper member is connected at one end to the outlet of the nozzle for discharging the wash liquid in a jet from the other end. The sweeper member has at the other end a sweeper portion comprising a plurality of flexible strips peripherally mounted around the other end whereby the flexible strips are caused to flutter when the jet of wash liquid is discharged from the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Suzuki Mechanical Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuneo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4630955
    Abstract: A first elongated hollow member has a first open end and an opposite closed end with a plurality of small spaced openings therein. A hollow elongated capsule, adapted to be filled with cosmetic powder, closed at one end and open at the other, is removably slidable into and out of the first member. The capsule, when inserted in the first member, has its open end adjacent the second end of the first member and its closed end closing the first end of the second member. A second elongated hollow member has first and second open ends, the first member having its closed end disposed in the first end of the second member. The second member has a cam in the first end with openings aligned with the openings in the closed end of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Laura Lupton Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Ladd, Jr., David R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4630954
    Abstract: A hollow elongated capsule containing cosmetic powder slides removably into an open end of a first elongated hollow member. The other end of the first member has a plurality of spaced openings. A second hollow elongated member has one end with like openings which is engaged to the other end of the first member. These two members have a first position of relative rotation at which the openings are aligned and a second position at which these openings are out of alignment. A third elongated hollow member has an open end detachably engaging the opposite end of the second member. A brush having parallel bristles with powder applying tips is disposed in the third member with the tips disposed adjacent the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Laura Lupton, Inc
    Inventor: James E. Ladd, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4581785
    Abstract: A washing apparatus includes a nozzle having a liquid inlet to which a liquid pump is connected for supplying a wash liquid under pressure thereto. The nozzle has an outlet for discharging the wash liquid. A hollow sweeper member is connected at one end to the outlet of the nozzle for discharging the wash liquid in a jet from the other end. The sweeper member has at the other end a sweeper portion comprising a plurality of flexible strips peripherally mounted around the other end whereby the flexible strips are caused to flutter when the jet of wash liquid is discharged from the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Suzuki Mechanical Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuneo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4482263
    Abstract: A foldable toothbrush and toothpaste supply unit usable under circumstances where a standard toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser are ordinarily not available, thereby making it possible for the user to brush his teeth, and after one or more times of use, to dispose of the unit. The unit is formed by a single, generally rectangular plate of semi-rigid plastic material having a strip extending from the longitudinal center axis at one end thereof to support a brush. Formed in the other end of the piece and integral therewith is a trough which depends from the piece and is in alignment with the brush, the trough being dimensioned to accommodate the brush and a bed of toothpaste. A transverse score line on the piece creates a living hinge dividing the piece into a brush section and a trough section, such that in the storage mode when the brush section is folded over the trough section, the brush is then nested in the trough and partially immersed in the toothpaste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Inventor: Joseph P. Palamara
  • Patent number: 4344535
    Abstract: A pocket accessory for oral hygiene in which on a single support element 3 there are fixed a pocket toothbrush 1 and a pocket dentrifice container 2, the said support element 3, when the brush 1 and container 2 are introduced into a case 8 being adapted to constitute a closure element of the said case, and the said support element 3 when the brush 1 and the container 2 are in the withdrawn position being adapted to be inserted in forced manner into the open extremity of the case 8, the latter forming the handle of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Meka S.N.C. di P. Merati & C.
    Inventor: Ernesto Cagnazzi
  • Patent number: 4332498
    Abstract: An improved sealant applicator having a nozzle, a mixer, and a mixer hydraulic motor for dispensing an elastomeric sealant formed by mixing a first component and a second component. A first and a second component conduit are connected to the mixer for delivering the first and the second components to the mixer and a first and a second hydraulic conduit cooperate in delivering hydraulic fluid to the mixer hydraulic motor. The first and the second component conduits and the first and the second hydraulic conduits are retained within a flexible conduit which cooperates to maintain a close proximity between the conduits so heat from the hydraulic conduits heats the components flowing through the component conduits. The various components of the sealant applicator are supported on or connected to a frame and the frame is rollingly supported on wheels. The sealant applicator includes means for rotatingly driving the wheels in a forward and a rearward direction for drivingly moving the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: William R. Lewis
  • Patent number: 3963357
    Abstract: An applicator which is particularly useful for viscous fluids such as adhesives is constructed which comprises a reservoir body which holds the viscous liquid, a discharge nozzle which communicates with the reservoir body, a spreading member which is constructed in a manner suitable for spreading the viscous liquid from the reservoir over the desired surface, and a hinge for positioning the spreading member so that it can be moved between a position which is adjacent to the discharge nozzle and a position remote from the discharge nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Beecham Group Limited
    Inventor: David John Crisp