Combined Patents (Class 401/195)
  • Patent number: 10735567
    Abstract: A mobile device comprising an environmental sensor and an electrically actuated membrane is described. The electrically actuated membrane may increase the airflow over the environmental sensor which may improve the response of the sensor to changes in the ambient environment around the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ams International AG
    Inventors: Kim Phan Le, Martin Valkenburg, Christophe Marc Macours, Zoran Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 10655854
    Abstract: A carabiner that can create sparks or a sustained flame in order to ignite material during outdoor activities. The carabiner has utility as a connecting device as well as its ability to ignite materials. The carabiner can contain a fold out utility blade which may be used to cut materials the user intends to ignite. The fire starting capability may be conducted with one hand which is a clear benefit to any user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 10642379
    Abstract: A stylus includes a pen body, an internal circuit, at least one modular function device, and a pen head disposed at a lower part of the pen body and including a first conductive part. The modular function device includes a circuit module disposed inside a main body thereof and electrically connected to connection interfaces disposed on upper and lower sides of the main body, respectively. The connection interface of the modular function device can be mounted on the adapted connection interface of the pen body, and two adjacent modular function devices can be concatenated with each other through the adapted connection interfaces thereof. As a result, according to the user's requirement, the stylus can be extended with various modular function devices, and the modular function device mounted on the stylus can also be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Egalax_Empia Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 10507686
    Abstract: A beat recording pen for the recording and editing music and while serving as writing instrument. The device includes a retractable writing instrument disposed in an elongated shaft designed to house a power supply designed to provide electrical power to a transceiver that can transmit and receive digital signals to and from a connected mobile device or computer. The beat recording pen further includes an impact sensor that can detect an audio input signal of an impact event and convert the audio input signal into a digital signal. A micro-controller is disposed within the pen and can record the converted audio input signals detected by the impact sensor and interface with a software application installed on a connected mobile device or computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Morgan Bitannie
  • Patent number: 10391810
    Abstract: A page turning device is mountable on an end of a writing implement or similarly other shape element for enabling a user to more easily turn paper sheets. The page turning device is formed of a deformable elastic material. The elastic material is formed so as to basically provide a sheath-like female receptacle for receiving an implement end and further includes an outer sheet-engaging surface. The outer sheet-engaging surface provides gripping action at a paper sheet surface for enabling the user to turn paper sheets. The female receptacle is characterized by including an end-receiving mouth, a receptacle bottom, and a series of inwardly and radially extending rib formations. Each rib formation has an innermost edge, each of which are elastically deformable when receiving the implement end. Each rib formation directs restorative forces toward the implement end for holding the page turning device upon the implement end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Lisa D. Lahey, George Lahey
  • Patent number: 10300734
    Abstract: A sheet material dispenser is provided for a utensil item that allows a user to dispense individual sheets of material, such as adhesive notes, tape, or paper material, from the upper end of a writing utensil or similar tool. The device comprises one of a sheet material housing or support, whereby individual sheets are dispensed from the upper end of the utensil and the device remains connected to the utensil item while the utensil item is used. The housing comprises one of a rectangular or rounded housing with an elongated slot therealong to dispense individual sheets of material. The upper end of the housing is secured closed using an end cap. The sheet material support comprises a U-shaped assembly that supports a stack of exposed sheets for individual dispensation. The lower end of each device comprises an aperture adapted to secure to the upper end of the utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Luis Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10245877
    Abstract: Delivery systems for delivering compositions with large particles are disclosed herein. For example, writing instrument capable of delivering ink with large pigment particles can include a barrel, an ink reservoir in fluid communication with a nib, and one or more valves or seals for sealing the reservoir when not in use. For example, the writing instrument can include a free-ink reservoir having an agitator disposed on a valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Francis Debartolo, Jr., Wing Sum Vincent Kwan, Bret R. Marschand, Ismail Akram, Aidan P. Craigwood, Kathrin Julia Holtzmann, Stephen Sams, Jim Bedolla
  • Patent number: 10207534
    Abstract: A writing implement holder comprises an elongated hollow housing. An electric motor is fixed at one end of the housing and having an output shaft thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the housing. A source of electric power is coupled to the motor. A gripping member is mounted within a hollow interior of the housing and has one end thereof securely attached to the output shaft of the motor. The gripping member is configured to receive a portion of the writing implement for a rotation with the output shaft of the motor, when the writing implement is inserted through an open end of the housing. Manually operable ON/OFF switch can be also provided. The housing can be provided by a pair of complimentary members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Angelo P. Verdelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10204512
    Abstract: A method for realizing the remote control based on the Bluetooth HID protocol includes connecting a manipulation device with a remote device by a BLUETOOTH; mapping, by the manipulation device, control keys into a HID command by using the Bluetooth HID protocol and sends the HID command to the remote device, if the manipulation device receives an operation that a user presses the control keys during the remote device executes a functional software; and translating, by the remote device, the HID command to a logic key and executing the logic key to realize the remote control after the remote device receives the HID command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghai Wu, Kaishu Li, Hanwu Xie
  • Patent number: 10131179
    Abstract: A writing utensil puzzle kit for amusement and advertising purposes. The writing utensil puzzle kit includes a shaft, a writing member affixed to the shaft, a front housing piece securable to the writing member, a rear housing piece having a front end and rear end, wherein the rear end is securable to an end cap. A plurality of central housing pieces having a central channel that can receive the shaft, wherein each of the central housing pieces are securable to one another in a particular order via a threaded protrusion disposed on a front end thereof that can removably secure to a recessed channel disposed on a back end of an adjacent central housing piece. A gripping member is mountable to the housing piece. In an additional embodiment, the gripping member includes a plurality of interlocking gripping members with indicia thereon for indicating the particular order of connection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: William Mess
  • Patent number: 10040311
    Abstract: A pen includes: a shank; an ink tube inside the shank; a first tip member connected to a distal end of the shank; a second tip member connected to a distal end of the first tip member; and a bent tubular member including a proximal end section, a middle section, and a distal end section. An axis of the middle section is arranged at a first angle relative to a central axis of the shank. The axis of the middle section is arranged at a second angle relative to an axis of the distal end section, the second angle being in a range of 45° to 90° . The axis of the distal end section is arranged at a third angle relative to the central axis of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michael S. Medhin
  • Patent number: 10021953
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic container includes a housing portion and a leading tube. The leading tube has an inclination portion at a tip end side. The inclination portion inclines with respect to an axis center of the container main body. A front end forms a side close to the axis center of the container main body in the opening of the inclination portion. A front end forms a side far from the axis center of the container main body in the opening. The front end is positioned on a front side with respect to the front end with a vertical cross section as a reference. The front end on a side to which the intermediate core warps extends forward in the inclination portion. This reduces the warp of the applying portion, further improving the usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Saori Kudo
  • Patent number: 9980784
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pen. The pen includes a reservoir configured to store a fluid. The pen also includes a tip configured to transfer the fluid from the reservoir onto a surface of an object during writing. The pen further includes a regulator configured to control a flow of the fluid from the reservoir to the tip. The apparatus also includes the fluid stored within the reservoir. The fluid includes a carrier fluid and particles of an X-Ray opaque material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen T. Fasolino, William J. Wolfgong
  • Patent number: 9908822
    Abstract: This invention relates to the process for obtaining sheets made from seaweed that, when wrapped around a coal mine, wax mine or ink loads, give rise to the cylindrical and elongated cover of pencil or pen made based on algae, salt, bentonite and water, with a final layer of cotton thread optionally, tinctured with natural plant elements and having seeds at its rear end. The process for the production of films made from algae by heat treatment with the addition of salt and bentonite for making covers of pencil or pen comprises the following steps: i) boiling seaweed containing collagen for gelatinization together with salt and bentonite; ii) poring the gelatinized algae into the bowl and dip a graphite for writing; iii) subjecting to temperature for drying the algae and obtaining sheets; iv) cutting the sheets, according to the size of graphite for writing, leaving a space at the rear end to place the seeds; and iv) wrapping the graphite for writing with pieces of wet sheets to obtain a particular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BIOPENCIL S.A.
    Inventors: Luis Antonio Camuzzo Rojas, Hernan Jesus Garrido Lecca Montanez
  • Patent number: 9889702
    Abstract: The part for mounting on the finger is provided so as to be integral with a linking member; by means of building-in, folding, inserting and removing, and winding, the holder is made deformable to a carried condition when not in use; a necessary shortest dimension of the writing tool in the written condition is divided into at least two sections, i.e., an axis body 1 and a cap 2; and then, the axis body 1 and the cap 2 are overlapped with each other by means of folding or storing to thereby shorten the writing tool in a retained condition, and the writing tool in the written condition is reversibly movable in a predetermined range to thereby make an angle of the writing tool adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsuei Li, Seigen Li
  • Patent number: 9789727
    Abstract: A tactile stimulation system includes a writing utensil that may be manipulated thereby facilitating the writing utensil to write. A plurality of blocks is provided. The blocks are movably coupled together and the plurality of blocks may be manipulated. The writing utensil is coupled to the plurality of blocks. Thus, the plurality of blocks facilitates tactile stimulation when the writing utensil is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Stefanie Phillips, Landon Phillips
  • Patent number: 9716548
    Abstract: A data center for executing a data processing application includes processing units, sub-units or servers. Each of the processing units, sub-units or servers can execute a part or all of the data processing application. The processing units, sub-units or servers are electrical disjoint with respect to data communications, but can communicate with each other over free space optical links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Lee Davidson, James Robert Hamilton, Roderick A. Hyde, Arne Josefsberg, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Robert W. Lord, Kenneth Lustig, William Henry Mangione-Smith, Michael J. Manos, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Richard F. Rashid, Burton J. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Robert V. Welland, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9588599
    Abstract: A system is described herein for monitoring the movement of one or more magnet sources located external to a device using the vector data from one or more magnetic vector sensors incorporated in the device to determine a position and/or to communicate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9561360
    Abstract: A writing utensil for providing active nerve stimulation to the fingertips of a user. The writing utensil has a body portion, a tip portion with a marking tip, and an active stimulator with active stimulation surfaces retained adjacent to the distal end of the body portion to be engaged by the fingertips of the user. The active stimulator has an active state where active stimulation is provided to the fingertips of the user and an inactive state where active stimulation is not provided. The active stimulator can comprise mechanical movement mechanisms where nodules, such as rotatable cam nodules with eccentric portions, periodically extend in relation to the active stimulation surfaces. Additionally or alternatively, the active stimulator can comprise electrical pulse mechanisms for imparting electrical impulses to fingers disposed in contact therewith. Active nerve stimulation can be provided simultaneously, in series, or in some other pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond M. Messina
  • Patent number: 9511618
    Abstract: A note paper dispensing writing instrument having inner and outer tubular shells telescopically assembled with a partially coiled pad of paper inserted within the inner shell. Axial aligned slots in the shells receive free edges of the paper projecting therethrough in fanned relationship. The opposite edges of the paper being lightly glued together. An elongated member in the center of the coil is flexed to engage a sheet of paper being withdrawn and aids in detaching the paper at its glued edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Frerderick Pesce
  • Patent number: 9393679
    Abstract: There are provided a wrench socket and a method for tightening a high tension bolt. The wrench socket includes: a first housing making partial contact with a nut; a second housing connected to the first housing and coupled to a handle; a marker disposed in the first and second housings for marking a high tension bolt, the nut, and a washer according to a height of the high tension bolt; a gauge disposed in the first and second housings for making contact with the high tension bolt and reciprocating according to a position of the high tension bolt; and an elastic part configured to apply an elastic force to the gauge according to a position of the gauge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Kang Seok Kim, Yong Seung Lee, Hwan Seon Nah, Hyeon Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 9375972
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a pen point retaining member, a pen point that is attached to a first end of the pen point retaining member, an ink tank that is attached to a second end of the pen point retaining member, and an ink that is accommodated in the ink tank. The ink includes a lubricating interface layer-forming compound, and a carbonaceous film is formed on at least one of a surface of the ball or a contact portion of the ball holding portion with the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hirotaka Masuda, Naoto Masushige
  • Patent number: 9301593
    Abstract: A packaging system for a cosmetic product is disclosed. The system includes a reservoir for holding a cosmetic product. The reservoir defines an open end of the reservoir and a closed end opposite the open end of the reservoir. The system further includes a casing positioned at least partially over the reservoir, wherein at least a portion of the casing is transparent for observing the reservoir through the casing, and wherein a size and/or shape of the reservoir as observed through the casing appears different than an actual size and/or shape of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Zachary Mahoney, Wenzhen Cheng, Anthony Drouin, Thomas Kearney, Ludovic LeCaro
  • Patent number: 9283802
    Abstract: A writing instrument (1) having a writing instrument housing (3), with a writing nib (8) protruding beyond one end of said writing instrument housing, wherein the writing instrument (1) has a machine-readable data memory. The invention provides a functional element (5) at that end of the writing instrument housing (3) which is remote from the writing nib (8) and attaching at least one subregion of the functional element (5) to the writing instrument (1) in a detachable manner, and allowing the functional element (5) or its detachably attached subregion to contain the machine-readable data memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Klio-Eterna Schreibgeräte GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Hariolf Briggl
  • Patent number: 9148026
    Abstract: Method and apparatus, among other things, are provided for detecting a charger type. In an example, a method to classify a potential charger coupled to a port of an electronic device can include detecting the potential charger coupled to a USB-compatible port of the electronic device, applying a pull-down current to first and second data lines of the USB-compatible port to provide a first test voltage on each of the first and second data lines, and executing a primary detection process of a USB Battery Charging 1.2 Compliance Plan if the first test voltage on each of the first and second data lines is not between a first threshold and a second threshold using the pull-down current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Nickole Gagne, Oscar W. Freitas, Christian Klein, Tyler Daigle, Derek Richardson
  • Patent number: 9139036
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a writing device and an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a headphone socket and the writing device is elongate and comprises first and second ends. The first end is shaped to be received by and releasably retained in the headphone socket of the electronic device. The second end is shaped to allow a user to withdraw the writing device from the headphone socket of the electronic device when the first end is retained in the headphone socket. In a first, housed configuration the first end is releasably retained in the headphone socket and the second end is exposed remote from the electronic device. In a second, writable configuration the second end is releasably retained in the headphone socket and the first end is exposed remote from the electronic device to enable the writing device, in combination with the electronic device, to be used to write with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Jackpen Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Alexander Jewson
  • Patent number: 9108454
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a glass break on the end opposite the writing tip. Means for securing a cap over either the writing tip or the glass break are provided. The body of the writing instruments may include circumferential ridges or channels. Some examples of the writing instrument may include a cover removably secured over the glass break, possibly with a key ring attached. The cap may include a light source or laser pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Samuel Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9063693
    Abstract: Peripheral device storage techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing device includes a housing and a power connection port that is configured to form a physical coupling to a peripheral device sufficient to retain the peripheral device against the housing and form an electrical coupling configured to receive power at the computing device from a power adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Raken, Andrew W. Hill, Robert J. Bingham, Jr., Peter Kyriacou, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20150139714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set for dispensing, in particular in a manually controlled manner, a light-curing material contained in a reservoir of an applicator, with at least one lighting means for curing the material dispensed from an outlet opening of the applicator by the effect of pressure on the reservoir, if required with a modelling device for processing the dispensed light-curing material, wherein at least one lighting means can be fastened detachably or undetachably to the applicator, and/or at least one lighting means can be fastened detachably or undetachably to the modelling device, or at least one lighting means can be exchanged between the applicator and the modelling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dinko Jurcevic
  • Patent number: 9022677
    Abstract: A writing apparatus that provides a writing tool and also provides a small compartment for mounting and holding a piece of food, preferably candy, for consumption. The writing apparatus is preferably a pen that includes an internal pen casing with a volume of ink. In addition, an item of food, preferably candy, is located in a rear-mounted compartment on the writing apparatus and can be exposed when an individual is hungry. A cap can be used to cover the item of food when an individual is not hungry or when the writing apparatus is being used for writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Clifford A. Hughes, Laura Hughes
  • Patent number: 9004798
    Abstract: A golf tee insertion depth measurement tool provides a gauge to facilitate marking the shaft of a golf tee to indicate a desired insertion depth that provides an optimum height for a golf ball placed on the tee, which ball is to be struck by a club face having a height H. The tool has a base portion and an elongate stem portion having a stem length. The base portion has a first surface and a second surface. The stem portion is connected to the base portion and extends outwardly away from the second surface of the base portion. The stem portion is first marked along its length at a location corresponding to the club face height H above the ground. The shaft of a tee is then marked at a location corresponding to the marked location on the stem portion to provide the correct insertion depth for the tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: TeeCorrect, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R Schumaier
  • Patent number: 9005857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermochromic color-memory toner containing: a microcapsule pigment encapsulating a thermochromic color-memory composition; and a binder resin, in which the microcapsule pigment shows a hysteresis characteristic that, in a temperature-rise process, decoloration starts when the temperature reaches t3 and the pigment completely reaches a decolored state in a temperature region of t4 or higher, and in a temperature-drop process, coloration starts when the temperature reaches t2 and the pigment completely reaches a colored state in a temperature region of ti or lower, and ti is in a range of from ?50 to 0° C. and t4 is in a range of from 50 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Fujita, Yoshiaki Ono, Yutaka Shibahashi
  • Publication number: 20150091251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined writing and storing instrument to aid lottery players in decision making and lottery ticket collecting. The present invention combines a manual random number generator and a scratching off implement with a writing instrument. A lottery player can record the numbers generated by the manual random number generator using the writing instrument. One or more pieces of paper recording the lottery number selecting information can be stored inside the writing instrument through a longitudinal slot on the body of the writing instrument. Both the manual random number generator and the scratching off implement are located on the cap of the writing instrument. A clip on the cap is capable of clipping the writing instrument to a pocket for the lottery player to carry the writing instrument easily. The ink reservoir of the writing instrument is replaceable for the continued and repeated use of the writing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alvin Polk, Rahman Polk
  • Publication number: 20150086706
    Abstract: A system for applying sealant material from a cartridge includes a cartridge fixture storing a plurality of cartridges each cartridge including unique identification information and containing sealant material, a cartridge robot for removing a selected one of the cartridges from the fixture, and a dispense robot for receiving the selected cartridge from the cartridge robot and applying the sealant material contained therein to a workpiece. A controller is connected to the cartridge robot and the dispense robot for operating the robots and a plurality of sensors are connected to the controller for generating the unique identification information for the selected cartridge, sealant usage per workpiece, sealant dispense pressure, sealant dispense temperature; and sealant usage from the selected cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond J. Guzowski
  • Patent number: 8979412
    Abstract: A tip unit of a cosmetic applicator includes a tube portion connected to a hollow body of the cosmetic applicator, and a tip portion tapering away to a point from the tube portion. The tip portion has a passage space contain liquid cosmetics advanced from the hollow body through the tube portion, and has a plurality of flexible blade segments, a plurality of guiding grooves defined respectively by corresponding adjacent pairs of the blade segments, and a plurality of slits, each communicating the passage space with a respective one of the guiding grooves, and being enlargeable when the tip portion is deformed so as to permit flow of the liquid cosmetics from the passage space to the respective one of the guiding grooves therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ming-Lang Lin
  • Publication number: 20150071694
    Abstract: Stylographic pen provided with a pen nib including an aeration hole, a slit, a tip and a precious material plate made of any precious material, wherein the plate made of precious material is placed in proximity to the aeration hole and in proximity to the ink present in the pen nib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gennaro Marino, Ciro Matrone
  • Publication number: 20150071697
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a display panel having a back surface and a dispensing device coupled to the back surface of the display panel. The dispensing display device may include a medicament pad configured to dispense medicine, lotion, or the like. The dispensing apparatus includes a display housing. The display panel is selectively coupled to the display housing so as to define a void between the display panel and the display housing when coupled thereto. The dispensing device is selectively positioned at a first configuration in which the dispensing device is situated within the void and a second configuration in which the dispensing device is situated outside the void. The display housing may include one or more channels and the display panel may include one or more bosses such that display panel may be reversed in orientation by slidable operation of respective bosses in respective channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Lisa Maldonado
  • Patent number: 8970560
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a cylindrical barrel and an end cover having a robust structure and attached to the cylindrical barrel. The end cover includes a cylindrical base attached to a rear end portion of the cylindrical barrel, a cover body fitted around an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical base, a stopper ring fitted around an outer peripheral surface of at least a fitted portion between the cylindrical base and the cover body, and a cooperation structure for enhancing a holding force which is exerted on the cover body by the cylindrical base and the stopper ring and for joining the cylindrical base, the cover body, and the stopper ring together to form a joined unit which includes the cylindrical base, the cover body and the stopper ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Keda, Sachio Arai, Hidehei Kageyama
  • Patent number: 8967899
    Abstract: A writing pen, including a first pen portion containing an ink cartridge, a ferro rod extending from the first pen portion, and a removable second pen portion removably positionable over the first pen portion. The second pen portion includes a whistle integrally formed therewith. A third pen portion is removably positionable over the first pen portion and overlys the ferro rod to substantially conceal the ferro rod. A removable striker having a first end configured for contacting the ferro rod is installable onto the third pen portion so that either the first end of the striker or the second end of the striker extends outwardly from the third pen portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Jiun-Yu Chu, Morgan Taylor
  • Patent number: 8967900
    Abstract: A hygienic modular writing utensil and method of using for eliminating or minimizing the spread of germs, bacteria and the like between a first and a second user. The utensil has an External Protective Shield with a first holding area for use by the first user and a removable Internal Writing Utensil with a second holding area for use by the second user. The External Protective Shield has an internal cleaning element and the Internal Writing Utensil has a removable cap on its outer end, whereby when the first user pulls the Internal Writing Utensil out from the External Protective Shield or reinserts the Internal Writing Utensil back into the External Protective Shield by grasping the exterior surface of the removable cap, an outer surface of the Internal Writing Utensil, including the second holding area is cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Sanjay Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8961052
    Abstract: A golf tee insertion depth marking system includes a measurement tool and a marking tool. The marking tool includes a housing having first and second surfaces. Bores extend into the housing from the first surface. Windows are disposed in the second surface of the housing that provide openings into the bores at various distances from the first surface. Each of the windows is of sufficient size to receive the tip of a marking pen to mark the shaft of a golf tee inserted into the bore. The measurement tool includes a base portion and a stem portion. The stem portion extends upwardly from the base portion and has spaced-apart apertures extending there through. The apertures are used to measure the height of the striking face of a golf club, which height is used to determine which window in the marking tool to use to mark the golf tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: TeeCorrect, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R Schumaier
  • Patent number: 8961051
    Abstract: The device for tapping and inoculating trees includes an elongate, main arm having an actuating mechanism attached to one end and a housing attached to the opposite end. A cutting mechanism extends from one side of the housing and a spray system is disposed in a recess in the housing. A universal actuator operates both the cutting mechanism and the spray system upon activation by the actuating mechanism. The cutting mechanism taps or scrapes the bark off the target branch and the spray system sprays a solution that stimulates the tapped area into producing more sap and sap of higher quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Hashim Ali El Atta, Ibrahim Mohamed Aref, Abdurrahman Ali Alazba, Sayeda Ali Ahmed Khalil, Kareem Khaled Mohamed
  • Patent number: 8950965
    Abstract: The writing instrument is equipped with the foldable boarding including plural boards foldably connected through the predetermined hinge part and other hinge parts and is capable of transforming between the flat form and the tridimensional form. As for the writing instrument like this, in the flat form, the foldable boarding doubled up along the predetermined hinge part forms a plate-like shape together with the holder which holds the writing unit. On the other hand, in the tridimensional form, the foldable boarding folded along the other hinge parts covers both principal surfaces of the holder to form a prismatic penholder by moving the predetermined hinge part to the vicinity of the specific side surface of the holder. Consequently, the writing instrument is capable of transforming from the flat form to the tridimensional form which gives a good grip feeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Takafumi Nagao
  • Patent number: 8950964
    Abstract: A specially designed addition to stick deodorant packaging that incorporates a handy absorbent pad or brush that removes moisture from the skin prior to application. Design intent is to provide consumers with a novel tool that ensures optimal hygiene may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tia Jefferson
  • Patent number: 8944715
    Abstract: A sanitary disposable writing instrument for minimizing the transfer of bacteria, viruses and/or chemicals from one person to another including a strip of flexible holding material, a writing implement removably secured to the flexible holding material, and a writing tip associated with the writing implement. At least a second writing instrument can be provided to form a series of removably secured writing instruments wherein removal of one writing instrument from the series causes a next writing instrument to be positioned for removal from the series. Combination dispenser and holding members for dispensing the series of writing instruments in a sanitary manner is also provided. The holding members can be mounted on either a vertical or horizontal support surface and can receive replacement dispensers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Howard Yoder
  • Publication number: 20150023718
    Abstract: A modular magnet writing instrument and hobby tool comprises a plurality of permanent magnet segments and a writing cartridge. Each magnet segment is magnetized axially. An aperture extends longitudinally through the entirety of each magnet segment. The writing cartridge has an elongate body, which is sized for coaxial insertion within a magnet segment, or plurality of magnet segments, such that the magnet segments are in sliding engagement with the elongate body. In operation, different combinations of magnet segments can be axially positioned on the elongate body, in a variety of like-pole and unlike-pole interactions, to produce a plurality of writing and hobby tool configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Gardner
  • Publication number: 20150016861
    Abstract: An automatic coloring device for moving coloring tool along a curve includes a guide-bar, a moving platform, a coloring tool, a first moving member and a second moving member. The moving platform is movably disposed on the guide-bar, and the coloring tool is disposed on the moving platform. The first moving member controls the guide-bar to move along a curve, and the second moving member controls the moving platform to move along the guide-bar. An axle center of the guide-bar penetrates the plane where the curve is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Zong Jing Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong, John Chen, Chun-Liang Hsia
  • Patent number: 8905667
    Abstract: A scent dispenser includes a holder member that is removably attached to the back side and heel of a hunter's boot and has curved arms disposed at each side thereof, the holder attached to the boot by an elastic cord that extends from one arm, over the vamp portion of the boot, and is releasably attached to the other arm. The back side of the holder removably holds a scent containing bottle in an inverted position at the rear portion of the boot, the bottle having a cap with a sponge that extends a distance below the bottom of the boot heel to engage the ground surface and is compressed to deposit an amount of the scent onto the ground each time a step is taken to leave a scented trail to attract animals, or mask the smell of a human. The bottle may be removed and hung from another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kym Burks
  • Publication number: 20140356044
    Abstract: A writing device with input unit includes a case and an input unit receiving in the case. The input unit includes a flexible main body, a sensing electrode layer and a protection layer. The flexible main body has a first face and a second face. The sensing electrode layer has a first sensing electrode and a second sensing electrode disposed on the second face of the flexible main body. The protection layer is correspondingly disposed on the second face of the flexible main body to cover the sensing electrode layer. The writing device with input unit has small volume and is lightweight so that a user can conveniently carry, store and use the writing device with input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ching-Hang Shen, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 8899862
    Abstract: An applicator has reservoir for fluid and a supply passage. A valve in the passage has a seat and a member movable between closed and open positions. A spring biases the member toward its closed position. An elongated nib is mounted in the supply passage and has an end extending from the passage, the nib engaging the member so that the member moves to its open position. An adapter has a portion for holding a pad that has at least one dimension elongated transversely to the nib. The adapter includes an engagement portion with a cavity for detachably receiving an end of the reservoir, the cavity having a depth so that it engages the nib when the end of the reservoir is detachably received in the cavity to apply pressure on the nib to move the member to its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SKM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: George Korper, Stephen Krisanda