Transparent Or Translucent Wall Patents (Class 401/192)
  • Patent number: 9271554
    Abstract: An applicator including an applying part of a liquid absorber impregnated with an application liquid. An indicator portion having a jagged configuration that varies in reflectance of light depending on the quantity of the application liquid in the liquid absorber is formed adjacent to the liquid absorber, and the formed area of the indicator portion of an application liquid feeder can be visually observed from the outside so that the quantity of the application liquid can be displayed by the reflected light of indicator portion. The applicator allows a visual check on whether the application liquid is full or less when the applicator is unused or when the application liquid is decreased after use, from the change of the reflectance of light in indicator. The applicator permits easy confirmation of the liquid quantity and can easily avoid liquid blobbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8967897
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser includes a translucent reservoir sandwiched in-between a shelled wall and a solid wall of an opaque housing. The shelled wall provides exposure to a portion of the translucent reservoir, the exposed portion of the translucent reservoir defines a flexible wall. The translucent reservoir being formed of a substantially more supple material than the opaque housing, thereby providing the flexible wall to displace a portion of product stored in the translucent reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20150037083
    Abstract: A container system includes a bottle body having an inner cavity and a threaded rim, an inner housing compatible with the inner cavity, a layer of a sample of contents placed between the inner cavity of the bottle body and the inner housing, a receptacle removeably placed within the inner housing and storing contents, and a lid to form a seal with the bottle body, when attached to the threaded rim. There can also be a brush attached to the lid to dispense the contents. The contents are protected from degradation due to environmental exposure, while the layer still displays features of the contents. The receptacle has a first portion and a second portion. The portions have different shapes, but are made integral into a single cavity. The single cavity resists settling of the contents and facilitates stirring of the contents for actual use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Je Matadi, Inc.
    Inventors: Pershant MEHTA, Leo Chieh-Hao CHEN
  • Patent number: 8845221
    Abstract: A clicking type dispensing container that can dispense the content by pressing a crown disposed at the rear end of a barrel body, forwards in the axial direction, and has a structure, including a mechanical assembly that transforms the pressing force acting on crown by user operation into rotational force, a threaded body fixed to barrel body and a threaded rod screw-fitted into threaded body, and dispensing the content by advancing the threaded rod through the threaded body when the threaded rod is turned by the rotational force transformed by the mechanical assembly. The clicking type dispensing container can produce the rotational force without depending on spring force and cam configuration only, is constructed of a fewer number of parts and can dispense a fixed amount of the content by use of a thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takeo Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8739992
    Abstract: A multilayered cosmetic container including a hollow inner container including a neck portion, a body portion with a diameter larger than that of the neck portion, and a shoulder portion, which connects the body portion to the neck portion, and a transparent outer layer over-molded on an outer side of the hollow inner container except a part of the neck portion, in which a curvature radius of a shoulder tip, which connects the shoulder portion to the body portion of the hollow inner container, is smaller than the curvature radius of the shoulder tip of the outer layer, which covers the shoulder tip of the hollow inner container, and centers of the curvature radii of the shoulder tip of the hollow inner container and of the shoulder tip of the outer layer do not conform to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Yoshida Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ogata, Kenzo Teshima, Susumu Hirose
  • Patent number: 8684617
    Abstract: In a writing instrument in which an ink for a writing instrument such as a water-based ink and an oil-based ink impregnated into an ink occlusion body in a barrel is fed to a pen tip in a writing part, in order to provide a writing instrument in which a sign of exhausting the ink can readily and surely be detected, the above writing instrument is provided with a structure in which the ink impregnated into the ink occlusion body in the barrel is fed to the pen tip in the writing part, wherein the ink impregnated into the ink occlusion body described above is fed to the pen tip via an ink guiding feed having visibility, and a sign of exhausting the ink fed from the ink occlusion body is detected by visually observing the ink guiding feed described above via a visible part formed in the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takao Koyama
  • Publication number: 20130287468
    Abstract: An ergonomic lip product applicator that incorporates the contours of a user's hand and/or leg. An embodiment of an ergonomic lip product applicator comprises a substantially crescent-shaped tubular housing with concave and convex surfaces. An embodiment of an ergonomic lip product applicator is capable of being comfortably stored in a user's pocket and advances the ease of lip product application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: James Dominic Roppa
  • Publication number: 20130251438
    Abstract: A refillable toothbrush and base assembly having a handle assembly, a hinge assembly, a head assembly, brush assembly, a toothpaste cartridge assembly, and a base assembly. The brush assembly is removably mounted to the head assembly. When not in use, the refillable toothbrush assembly rests on the base. A hinge assembly is integrally mounted to the handle assembly. The toothpaste cartridge assembly includes a toothpaste cartridge with an end cap, a plunger and a plunger actuator having a knob. The brush assembly has an internal channel. Upon the rotation of the knob, the toothpaste is forced to travels through the toothpaste cartridge assembly to exit at the brush. A user may rotate the head assembly, with the brush assembly mounted thereto, to a position where the brush assembly is housed within a channel and a cavity disposed at the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Luis Vila
  • Patent number: 8132977
    Abstract: The present invention generally is a refill container for holding at least two products. The refill container of the present invention is configured to comprise at least two receptacles abutting each other, wherein either all the receptacles contain a similar product or one of the receptacles holds a related product or a tool. Each of the receptacles has a top end, a bottom end and at least one sidewall. The refill container is configured to be mounted in a refillable case wherein the refillable case comprises of a base and a cover. Also disclosed is refillable product container in which are replaced the refill containers once the initial product is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Iti Seth, Koushik Kohli, Abhisek Basak
  • Publication number: 20110070013
    Abstract: A stylized writing instrument which is shaped like a proprietary and/or familiar object. In general, embodiments of the invention include a housing shaped like the proprietary and/or familiar object, a writing element, and internal mechanisms provided within the housing for extending the writing element from, and retracting the writing tip into, the housing. The internal mechanisms may comprise a wide variety of actuation systems for extending and retracting the writing element, including a cam actuation assembly, an edge slide actuation assembly, a gravity actuation assembly, a pressure actuation assembly and a push button actuation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Joel B. Shamitoff
  • Patent number: 7837404
    Abstract: An applicator which includes a rear barrel 1; an ink occlusion element 10 accommodated in rear barrel 1; an ink occlusion element receiver 20 opposing the front end part of ink occlusion element 10; a see-through front barrel 30 fitted to the opening of rear barrel 1, a detection tube 40 inserted in front barrel 30 for flowing ink from ink occlusion element 10; a joint core 50 supported by detection tube 40 and flowing out ink from ink occlusion element 10; and a pen core 60 supported by detection tube 40 and disposed on the opposite side of joint core 50 with a detection space 63 from joint core 50. Detection tube 40, joint core 50 and pen core 60 are formed into an integral structure. It is possible to exactly grasp the ink end state in a visual manner, based on the presence/absence of ink in detection space 63 of detection tube 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Iwasa, Yukinori Sawa, Akira Fukai, Takahiro Osada
  • Patent number: 7794164
    Abstract: A barrel for a writing implement includes a barrel body having a gripping part, and a grip member of layered structure formed by assembling an inner member of a soft material and an outer member, and is put on the gripping part of the barrel body. The inner member is covered with the outer member, and at least one of the outside surface of the inner member and the inside surface of the outer member is formed in an assembly facilitating shape for facilitating putting the outer member on the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Pilot Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Akinori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 7448817
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a hollow tubular barrel having a side wall in which at least one set of two opposite window openings is defined, an optic member received in the barrel and forming a lens portion corresponding to each set of window openings, a sleeve fit over the barrel and having a side wall forming openings corresponding to the window openings of the barrel; and a head portion mounted to an end of the barrel and receiving therein a writing stem that is retractably extendable out of the head portion. With such an arrangement, a writing implement is combined with an optic member for visual observation as a single unitary device to provide advantages of being easily carried and conveniently use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Keh-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20080175649
    Abstract: A cylindrical apparatus, capable of displaying a dynamic flowing lenticular illusion, includes an inner tube, a striped pattern applied on an exterior surface of the inner tube, and a transparent outer tube coaxially mounted over the striped pattern. The outer tube has an exterior surface formed with a plurality of lenticules oriented along an axial direction of the outer tube, and an interior surface facing the striped pattern. In particular, the outer tube is rotatable with respect to the striped pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Carson Kar-Sein Lee
  • Patent number: 7399135
    Abstract: A pen comprises a barrel having a first tube and a second tube coaxially overlaying the first tube. The first tube has a pattern area defined by a plurality of parallel lines thereon; and the second tube is transparent and has a plurality of parallel protrusions formed thereon; wherein one of the first tube and the second tube is movable relative to another; and the parallel lines of the first tube are parallel with the parallel protrusions of the second tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Baily Promo Products (Shen Zhen) Co.
    Inventor: Carson Kar-Sein Lee
  • Patent number: 7347638
    Abstract: A pen with a storage function includes a penholder, an end of which is installed with a storage device, enabling a USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector of the storage device to be protruded out of the penholder, for connecting with an external computer to download data. A chosen place on a surface of the penholder is installed with a light pervious casing, and an inner wall of the penholder, corresponding to the light pervious casing, is surrounded with at least one solar power flashing LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), such that when the LCD has absorbed sufficient solar energy, commercial prints on the LCD can be flashingly displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventor: Hsiao-Chi Lin
  • Publication number: 20080063461
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a hollow tubular barrel having a side wall in which at least one set of two opposite window openings is defined, an optic member received in the barrel and forming a lens portion corresponding to each set of window openings, a sleeve fit over the barrel and having a side wall forming openings corresponding to the window openings of the barrel; and a head portion mounted to an end of the barrel and receiving therein a writing stem that is retractably extendable out of the head portion. With such an arrangement, a writing implement is combined with an optic member for visual observation as a single unitary device to provide advantages of being easily carried and conveniently use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Keh-I Lin
  • Patent number: 7325992
    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) formed of a material that presents low gas permeability or gas impermeability so as to form a space (16) communicating with the rear opening of tube member (14), 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, and covering the outer periphery of the casing cylinder (18) with an exterior member having thermal resistance or/and moisture resistance greater than that of the casing cylinder so that the casing cylinder can present low gas permeability or gas impermeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Furukawa, Kiyoshi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20080003050
    Abstract: A pen comprises a barrel having a first tube and a second tube coaxially overlaying the first tube. The first tube has a pattern area defined by a plurality of parallel lines thereon; and the second tube is transparent and has a plurality of parallel protrusions formed thereon; wherein one of the first tube and the second tube is movable relative to another; and the parallel lines of the first tube are parallel with the parallel protrusions of the second tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Carson Kar-Sein Lee
  • Patent number: 7160045
    Abstract: A writing instrument with an illuminated ink reservoir. The writing instrument includes a light source, a power supply, a power switch, and an ink reservoir defined by a portion of the instrument body that is generally capable of transmitting light. The ink reservoir contains ink, preferably flourescent marking ink that will glow brightly when illuminated by the light source. The writing instrument further comprises a light conducting member that guides the majority of light emitted from the light source into generally the center axis of the ink reservoir. The light conducting member helps to guide and focus the light into the ink within the reservoir. The light source may be an ultraviolet “black light”, that causes the ink to glow brightly and produces a spellbinding visual effect. Advertising material may be imprinted on the instrument for advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Calibre International, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Oas
  • Patent number: 7153052
    Abstract: A grip using a gel substance capable of preserving its own shape is provided in a grip portion of a barrel of a writing implement. An outer coat for covering the grip portion of the barrel 1 is provided. The gel substance is located between the outer coat and the barrel, and comes in direct contact with the barrel. A centering member for positioning the outer coat coaxially with the barrel is provided between the outer coat and the barrel. The centering member is provided with an opening for allowing a space between the outer coat and the barrel to communicate with the outside of the space. The gel substance is formed by injecting a sol substance, which is a raw material, through the opening and by crosslinking the sol substance under a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha, Geltec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyo Nakayama, Yoshiaki Makita
  • Patent number: 7147394
    Abstract: A writing insert for a writing implement, in particular for a fineliner writing implement. The writing insert includes a writing member with a writing tip, a casing part with a through cavity in which the writing member is at least partially accommodated and from the one end of which the writing member projects with the writing tip, a guide device connected to the casing part for guiding the writing member and a spring element which elastically biases the writing member in the direction of the writing tip. The instrument provides that the casing part is made from a transparent material, preferably a transparent plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Schwan-Stabilo Schwanthausser GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Möck
  • Patent number: 7108441
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a pressurized fluid having a plastic container body comprising a non-round cross-section which is at least in part maintained by a skeletal support adjacent to the outer surface of the container body configured to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Benjamin J. Beck, Laryssa Chortyk, Douglas A. Marsden, Scott Edward Smith, Ayub Ibrahim Khan
  • Patent number: 7070352
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a major component of the colored ink seeping out from an end of the pen tip member, colorant to be added to the liquid for ink, and a valve member for isolating the colorant from the liquid for ink. In the writing implement, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to a part where the liquid for ink is stored is formed to be transparent, the valve member is positioned between the storing part of the liquid for ink and the colorant, and the storing part of the liquid for ink is provided with a pressure-regulating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi, Yosuke Mito
  • Patent number: 7048459
    Abstract: The liquid ink writing instrument has a body containing, from its rear end towards its front end, a reservoir for the ink and a front chamber containing a capillary element for transferring ink coming from the reservoir to a writing head. The front chamber communicates with ambient air. The writing head is fed with ink by the capillary element, and projects from the front portion of the body. The reservoir is separated from the front chamber by a flexible wall having shape memory and provided with slots. The flexible wall acts as a valve suitable for opening when the ratio of the pressure inside the reservoir over the pressure inside the volume of the front chamber facing the valve exceeds a first value, and of reclosing instantly as soon as the ratio becomes less than or equal to a second value, the valve releasing the ink in the form of a jet directed towards the rear face of the capillary element. The first value of the ratio of the pressures is preferably about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Conte
    Inventors: Vincent Bedhome, José Duez, Didier Lange
  • Patent number: 7037019
    Abstract: An ink-storing member for a writing instrument which can inhibit deterioration in the ink caused by permeation of oxygen and nitrogen contained in air, inhibit leaking of the ink and generation of bubbles, enhance discharge stability of the ink, improve fragrance retention of a perfume-containing ink, prevent inferior writing brought about by reduction in an internal pressure of an ink-storing vessel in a pressure type writing instrument and prevent deterioration in the ink due to vaporization of moisture of a water-based ink and deterioration in the ink caused y moisture absorption in an oil-based ink. Such ink-storing member includes, for example, an ink-storing member for a writing instrument which is constituted of a multilayer structure having an organic high molecular compound layer constituted of an organic high molecular compound an inorganic compound layer constituted of an inorganic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Miyamoto, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 6981811
    Abstract: An improved lip product applicator for applying a pasty or semi soft lip product to a user's lips comprising a body is described. The body has a product reservoir extending therefrom. The product reservoir is generally hollow and has a tip extending from an end of the reservoir opposite the body. The reservoir has a means for discharging product contained therein through an orifice in said tip. The tip is made of a clear material that permits the user to view the color of the product contained therein. The tip is also tapered and retains its tapered shape as lip product is applied to a user's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventors: Diane C. Breidenbach, Laurence W. Mille
  • Patent number: 6910824
    Abstract: A promotional writing instrument includes elongated first and second barrel portions. The second barrel portion is transparent and hollow and includes an open end and an opposite closed end. A fluid is disposed within the hollow second barrel portion and is viewable through the transparent second barrel portion. A plug seals the second barrel portion such that the fluid is prevented from escaping from the hollow second barrel portion. The plug is configured so as not to contact the inside surface of the first barrel portion even under flexure of the first and second barrel portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. Holland, Brenda S. Jones, Ernest L. (Trey) Jones, III
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040247369
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a part of the colored ink seeping out from the end of the pen tip member, and colorant to be added to the above described liquid for ink to be the colored ink. Moreover, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to the storing part of the liquid for ink is formed to be transparent. Between the liquid for ink and the colorant-storing part storing the colorant is provided a colorant-adsorbing core which introduces the liquid for ink into the colorant-storing part while capturing the colorant diffusing toward the storing part of the liquid for ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20040234325
    Abstract: An illuminable writing instrument includes a hollow elongated body having a first end, an opposed second end, and a receiving cavity, wherein the elongated body is adapted for a light passing from the receiving cavity to outside, a writing unit, having a writing tip, disposed in the receiving cavity, an actuator mounted at the second end of the elongated body to move the writing unit from a normal unemployed position to an operation position, and an illumination arrangement including an illuminating unit supported within the receiving cavity of the elongated body and a switch control which is electrically connected to the illuminator and is arranged to activate the illuminating unit for providing a lighting effect throughout the elongated body while actuating the writing unit via the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Ve-Chung Hui
  • Publication number: 20040175225
    Abstract: The invention relates to a writing insert for a writing implement, in particular for a fineliner writing implement. The writing insert includes a writing member (20) with a writing tip (20a), a casing part (30) with a through cavity (14) in which the writing member (20) is at least partially accommodated and from the one end (10a) of which the writing member (20) projects with the writing tip (20a), a guide device (30) connected to the casing part (10) for guiding the writing member (20) and a spring element (50) which elastically biases the writing member (20) in the direction of the writing tip (20a). It is further provided that the casing part (10) is made from a transparent material, preferably a transparent plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Gerhard Mock
  • Patent number: 6742953
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a display window for displaying images from inside the barrel or body member of the writing instrument. The display window is formed by applying a wrap element having a hole therethrough to a transparent portion of the body member. A writing instrument having a locating mark thereon for facilitating accurate, efficient assembly of a writing instrument. More particularly, the locating mark may be disposed on a wrap element according to a predetermined positional relationship with respect to at least one feature or component of the writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin S. Burden, Arthur R. Hamilton, Jr., Edwin L. James, Christopher K. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6742952
    Abstract: A writing medium reservoir that exhibits clear drain of a writing medium, and preferably in which the writing medium is readily visible to the user. A method of making a writing medium reservoir that exhibits clear drain of a writing medium, and preferably in which the writing medium is readily visible to the user. The method may include forming the writing medium reservoir by co-extruding an inner layer and an outer layer. In addition, the present invention relates to a multi-layer tubular structure that exhibits clear drain of a liquid, and preferably in which the relative presence or relative absence of liquid is readily visible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Qingping Chen, Michael T. Nowak
  • Patent number: 6726387
    Abstract: In a hair dyeing or cosmetic unit, in particular a mascara unit, comprising a reservoir for holding the liquid cosmetic and a cap as well as an applicator that is mounted on a handle, it is provided, with a view to facilitation of purchase, that the cosmetic unit is designed such that, when presented for purchase, the applicator does not dip into the liquid cosmetic and is visible through a transparent section of a member of the cosmetic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20040052571
    Abstract: A writing instrument is constructed so that a front barrel (5) and an ink tank (4) are formed integrally or as a one-piece structure as a refill (6), and when, with a rear barrel (7) for accommodating the ink tank removably fitted on the ink tank, a cap (3) formed so as to cover the front barrel is fitted on the front barrel, the cap is positioned and fastened by the abutment of the opening end (29b) of the cap. The cap has a hollow (22b) therein for accommodating a point assembly (8) and the inside diameter of the hollow is formed to be greater than the outside diameter of the front barrel and the outside diameter of a rear end (7c) of the rear barrel. A barrel hold (20e) projected inwards is formed along the circumference on the inner wall portion of the cap, so that the barrel hold will grip the outer periphery of the rear end (7c) of the rear barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Furukawa, Yojiro Sano
  • Patent number: 6698960
    Abstract: A push-button writing implement includes a barrel having at least a transparent or semitransparent part, a refill axially slidably contained in the barrel, and provided with a writing tip, and a refill-operating mechanism including a push button, and a return spring and designed so as to be operated by the push button to project the writing tip of the refill from a tip of the barrel and to retract the same into the barrel. A front stopper ring having the shape of an O ring is put on the refill, a fancy member is axially slidably put on part of the refill extending backward beyond the front stopper ring, and the fancy member is moved up and down along the refill when the refill is moved by resilience of the return spring by operating the refill-operating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Noguchi
  • Patent number: 6695513
    Abstract: A hair product application package is provided for applying a supply of hair gel product to curly hair in order to facilitate straightening thereof. A translucent plastic container is included for storing a product applicator and the clear, gelatinous composition. The product applicator has an ergonomically designed cap so as to allow easy user manipulation and control thereof. The product applicator includes bristles defined as split fibers. The product supply is a composition having properties facilitating a greaseless, non-wet appearance when applied to consumer's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Linda M. Malek
  • Patent number: 6695508
    Abstract: A case for packaging a substance, such as a semiliquid substance, for example a makeup product and/or a care product. The case comprises a body suitable for receiving the substance and a lid suitable for pressing against the substance in the case body to enclose the substance in a leak-proof manner. The lid and the body have internal profiles configured such that, at least prior to first use, and after the substance has flowed under the effect of its own weight while the lid is not present on the body, installing the lid on the case body reduces the maximum thickness of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6659672
    Abstract: A writing implement is provided and includes a pen element that feeds and retain ink from a writing implement body. The pen element has an ink leader, a writing part delivering ink from the ink leader portion and a viewer portion directly above with respect to the axial direction of the writing part allowing observation of the view in the writing direction. The present writing implement therefore allows easy observation of the view on the opposite side of the pen element as the pen point and allows the end point of the drawn line to be readily distinguished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Kirita
  • Publication number: 20030210945
    Abstract: A push-button writing implement includes a barrel having at least a transparent or semitransparent part, a refill axially slidably contained in the barrel, and provided with a writing tip, and a refill-operating mechanism including a push button, and a return spring and designed so as to be operated by the push button to project the writing tip of the refill from a tip of the barrel and to retract the same into the barrel. A front stopper ring having the shape of an O ring is put on the refill, a fancy member is axially slidably put on part of the refill extending backward beyond the front stopper ring, and the fancy member is moved up and down along the refill when the refill is moved by resilience of the return spring by operating the refill-operating mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventor: Kaoru Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20030185618
    Abstract: An implement for dispensing a preparation is provided with a cylinder member having a cylindrical wall extending along an axis of the cylinder member, a preparation moving mechanism for moving a preparation along the axis of the cylinder member, the preparation moving mechanism including a movable member having a surface extending in parallel with the cylindrical wall of the cylinder member, and a space former for defining a space between the cylinder member and the movable member. A representation member is provided on one and/or both of the opposite surfaces of the cylinder member and the operative member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Miho Matsumoto, Ryo Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 6607323
    Abstract: An improved lip product applicator for applying a pasty or semi soft lip product to a user's lips comprising a body is described. The body has a product reservoir extending therefrom. The product reservoir is generally hollow and has a tip extending from an end of the reservoir opposite the body. The reservoir has a means for discharging product contained therein through an orifice in said tip. The tip is made of a clear material that permits the user to view the color of the product contained therein. The tip is also tapered and retains its tapered shape as lip product is applied to a user's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventors: Diane C. Breidenbach, Laurence W. Mille
  • Patent number: 6595940
    Abstract: A disposable applicator includes a generally tubular applicator body having a closed proximal end and an open distal end and a frangible vial inside. The proximal end is covered by a drying swab while the distal end is covered by an applicator swab that is in open communication with the interior of the applicator body. Within the applicator body is a frangible vial containing a biomedically useful liquid composition, such as an &agr;-cyanoacrylate adhesive, a medicament, or both. The applicator is useful for applying liquid compositions to target sites such as tissue, particularly sites of topical pathology, such as stomatitis lesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith R. D'Alessio, William M. Cotter, Upvan Narang, Lawrence H. Mainwaring, Ibraheem T. Badejo, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Gabriel N. Szabo, Anthony Sherbondy, Joe B. Barefoot
  • Pen
    Publication number: 20030129014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pen comprising a holding area (10), a cartridge (12) for receiving a refill (14) of a predetermined colour and a protector (16). One part (38) of the cartridge (12) is visible from the outside when the cartridge (12) is held by the holding area (10) and the protector (16) is attached to the cartridge (12). According to the invention, the cartridge (12) has the same colour as the refill, but the colour of the holding area (10) and the colour of the protection system (16) are different from the colour of the refill (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Reinhard Bauer, Ulrich Griebel, Georg Roeder
  • Patent number: 6561711
    Abstract: A cosmetic package is provided for a stick cosmetic, such as lipstick, which allows the color of the lipstick to be visible without opening the package. The package includes a base, a protective sleeve and a collar. The base includes inner and outer cylindrical walls joined at the bottom to form a cylindrical space therebetween. The protective sleeve is adapted to fit into this annular space. The collar is rotatably mounted on the base and has a helical track adapted to engage a corresponding lug on the sleeve. When the collar is rotated, the sleeve is propelled upwardly to surround and protect the cosmetic. When rotated in the other direction, the collar causes the sleeve to be retracted to allow for application of the cosmetic. The protective sleeve may be transparent so that the color shade of the lipstick is evident when the sleeve is in the upwardly extended position surrounding the lipstick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Rexam Cosmetic Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Pierpont
  • Patent number: 6428235
    Abstract: A writing implement having a cap member is provided and is a direct-flow type (liquid ink type) writing implement including: a barrel cylinder; a holder holding a pen core at a front end of the barrel cylinder and further having inside the barrel cylinder, an ink tank for storing a liquid ink and a collector for temporary retention thereof. The collector, barrel cylinder and ink tank are formed of a clear, transparent material. A mouthpiece at the outer periphery of the holder is formed of a resin material having the same color as the ink held in the ink tank or having the same color as the written ink. The barrel cylinder may have a partition wall, positioned near to the center, on the side (rear side) opposite to the position where the collector is arranged, forming an ink tank in a space inside the barrel between the rear end plate of the collector and the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Takanashi, Yoshiomi Konose
  • Patent number: 6409407
    Abstract: A pen or pencil having a shaft which in its peripheral surface has at least one first and at least one second surface region. Irradiation of the first surface region with light of a first light quantity per unit of surface area results in an emission of visible light in the second surface region, wherein the light quantity emitted in the second surface region per unit of surface area for at least one first frequency is greater than the light quantity per unit of surface area of the first frequency, which is absorbed in the first surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Schwanhausser GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Manfred Schweizer
  • Patent number: 6398441
    Abstract: An oil based red ink for a ball point pen comprising at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of alcohols and glycol ethers, a resin and a colorant, wherein the spectral reflectance determined in the state where the ink for a ball point pen described above is filled into an ink reservoir is 20% or more at least in a longer wavelength area than 620 nm; and a spectral reflectance-rapid increase area which is the area where a difference between a spectral reflectance in the area and an average spectral reflectance in 400 to 560 nm is plus 4% or more is present between 580 to 600 nm. A color of this ink can be identified from the appearance through a barrel of the ball point pen, and the color thereof is close to the drawn line color obtained in writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiaki Takayanagi