Material Flows Through Porous Tool Patents (Class 401/196)
  • Patent number: 9700902
    Abstract: Dispensing head (1) intended to be fitted on a container that contains at least one product to be dispensed, this dispensing head comprising: a body (3), an engaging part (10), in particular a core (10), that defines with the body (3), at rest, a dispensing orifice (12) having an annular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 9554978
    Abstract: A compliant personal care article, can include: a personal care composition, including i) a surfactant; and ii) from about 3% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of a water insoluble hygroscopic fiber, fine, or filament; and a first contact substrate adjacent to the composition, wherein the contact substrate is a multiplanar film, includes a surface aberration, and has a surface aberration area of about 45% to about 98%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shawn David McConaughy, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 9259075
    Abstract: The present invention provides personal cleaning articles useful for cleaning and/or exfoliating the skin. These articles provide multiple distinct patterns of relatively smooth and coarse elements to provide a user the ability to readily achieve the desired degree of cleansing and/or exfoliation. Further, the article provides a relatively smooth apertured outer layer and a relatively coarse underlying layer whereby a user can, with the application of varied amounts of pressure, more readily achieve and control a wider range of mechanical cleaning and/or exfoliating action against the skin. In certain aspects, the article may also be impregnated with one or more topical skin cleaning and/or exfoliating compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Alice Susan Gordon, Jonathan Adam Dien, Nadeem Haidary, Cynthia Watts Henderson, Jennifer L. Schiffman, Kimberly J. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9125470
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic product comprising a reserve (3) of cosmetic product; a support and distribution member (5) connected to the reserve, the support and distribution member having a cosmetic product distribution opening (7) communicating with the reserve; a rotary applicator member (11) having a hub (13) rotatably mounted on the support and distribution member around a longitudinal axis (X), and a porous applicator (15) arranged around the hub. The hub comprises at least one inner channel (67) for distributing the cosmetic product communicating with the distribution opening, the inner channel having at least one outlet opening (77, 79) emerging on an outer surface (73) of the hub covered by the porous applicator, the porous applicator having a first total longitudinal length, the outer surface of the hub having a second total longitudinal length greater than 75% of the first total longitudinal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Publication number: 20150118399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a galvanization process that comprises a residue cleanup step which aims to provide many improvements and facilities to manufacturers and processors of metal wires in general. The process of this invention removes the use of lead of the conventional wire cleaning process for galvanization and incorporates a step with a stearate removing composition which maximizes the galvanization efficiency and reduces lead acquisition and energy costs to heat said lead, and avoids handling of lead and oxide formed on its surface. Thus, the process of this invention makes the environment less insalubrious and reduces the impact of this activity on the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: OXIPRANA INDUSTRIA QUIMICA LTDA
    Inventor: Luiz Guerra Galvão Filho
  • Publication number: 20150117932
    Abstract: A delivery device is described for intermittently delivering materials such as liquids or gels over a sustained period of time to a surface in a controlled way. The surface mountable delivery device is capable of delivering, for example, an antimicrobial agent to protect surfaces from microbial contamination and/or to disinfect surfaces, e.g. door handles, push plates, hand rails, etc. as an aid in preventing and/or hindering the spread of infectious agents. In one arrangement the device utilises a foam based reservoir in combination with a nonwoven fabric wicking layer and an elastomeric liquid delivery contact layer having valve like pore and/or slits; the combination provides for control of material delivery and longevity for the device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SURFACESKINS LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen John Russell, Simon Geoffrey John Scott Harden, Adam David Walker, Christopher Edward Fowler
  • Publication number: 20150098745
    Abstract: Aqueous hard surface cleaner compositions useful for removing permanent ink are disclosed. The compositions comprise 75 to 99 wt. % of water; 0.1 to 5 wt. % of a monoterpene; 0.1 to 5 wt. % of a C10-C17 fatty acid derivative; and 0.1 to 5 wt. % of one or more surfactants. The fatty acid derivative is selected from N,N-dialkyl amides, N,N-dialkyl esteramines, and N,N-dialkyl amidoamines. Preferably, a base such as sodium carbonate or monoethanolamine is also included. The invention includes concentrates comprising the non-aqueous components recited above, as well as other applications for the cleaners and concentrates such as graffiti removers and permanent ink erasers. The combination of a monoterpene and certain fatty acid derivatives, especially fatty N,N-dialkyl amides, unexpectedly enables even dilute aqueous compositions to rapidly decolorize black permanent marker from hard, non-porous surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Brown, Wilma Gorman, Ronald A. Masters
  • Patent number: 8961053
    Abstract: The present invention features a lipstick blotting system for use after lipstick application featuring a tubular stationary base with a first guide rod. The system features a rotating base with a threaded rod. The stationary base is located inside the rotating base. The system features a carrier with an internally threaded tube. The carrier features a first guide aperture. The carrier is placed on the rotating base via the internally threaded tube placed onto the threaded rod. The carrier is inhibited from rotation via the first guide rod slid through the first guide aperture. The system features a linear blotter located on a carrier anterior surface. The blotter features a linear channel for placing over the tube. The system features a solution located in the rotating base and a cap adapted to attach and seal to a stationary base anterior end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Esposito
  • Patent number: 8931716
    Abstract: The invention refers to a spray pump device for spraying a liquid operated by a memory shape element. The spraying device is provided with a memory shape alloy wire with electrical resistivity, that is able to generate heat that increases its temperature so that due to memory shape property, the wire shrinks when current is applied. This shrinking permits the wire to activate a pump that atomizes a volatile substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Zobele Holding SpA
    Inventors: Stefano DeFlorian, Julio César Ruiz Ballesteros, Walter Sordo, Daniel Mosconi
  • Patent number: 8926204
    Abstract: A liquid sanitizer dispenser system for efficiently dispensing a liquid sanitizer. The liquid sanitizer dispenser system generally includes a first dispenser, and a second dispenser pivotally connected to the first dispenser via a hinge. The first dispenser and the second dispenser include a plurality of first apertures and a plurality of second apertures within the inner surfaces respectively for dispensing the liquid sanitizer stored within the dispensers. The first dispenser and the second dispenser further include a first porous material and a second porous material attached to the inner surface of the dispensers respectively. Liquid flow control mechanisms are utilized to control the flow of liquid sanitizer through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kathy L. D'Ignazio
  • Publication number: 20140356045
    Abstract: The device according to the invention for applying a cosmetic product comprises: a reserve (3) of cosmetic product; a support and distribution member (5) connected to the reserve (3), the support and distribution member (5) having a cosmetic product distribution opening (7) communicating with the reserve (3); a rotary applicator member (11) having a hub (13) rotatably mounted on the support and distribution member (5) around a longitudinal axis (X), and a porous applicator (15) arranged around the hub (13). The hub (13) comprises at least one inner channel (67) for distributing the cosmetic product communicating with the distribution opening (7), the inner channel (67) having at least one outlet opening (77, 79) emerging on an outer surface (73) of the hub (13) covered by the porous applicator (15), the porous applicator (15) having a first total longitudinal length, the outer surface (73) of the hub (13) having a second total longitudinal length greater than 75% of the first total longitudinal length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Publication number: 20140301765
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an application pen for dispensing a liquid, in particular in a planar manner, comprising a hollow pen body made of plastic having a closed end and an open end and an applicator head sitting on the open end of the pen body, which applicator head has a foam, felt or fiber body, wherein the applicator head has an end section that fits into the open end of the pen body and mechanical fastening means for positive-locking and/or friction-locking engagement with the outer circumference of the end section of the applicator head are provided on the pen body and designed in such a way that the mechanical fastening means effect the positive and/or frictional lock without substantial deformation of the end section of the applicator head protruding into the open end of the pen body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Dana Maiwald, Dominique Burkard
  • Patent number: 8846797
    Abstract: Metallic ink compositions for use in capillary-action markers are provided. More particularly, a metallic ink composition includes an organic solvent, a metallic pigment, and a resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin N. Sexton, Wing Sum Vincent Kwan
  • Publication number: 20140227020
    Abstract: A poultice applicator in which a plurality of disposable rubber sponges, cloths or resins are attached to the poultice applicator in advance, used rubber sponges, cloths or resins are removed sequentially, and unused rubber sponges, cloths or resins are used to apply a drug to skin. For example, an analgesic and antiphlogistic poultice and/or the antipruritic and anti-inflammatory poultice may be contained in a poultice applicator in which a plurality of disposable rubber sponges, cloths or resins are attached to the existing rubber sponge, cloth or resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SANFREUND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo UENO
  • Publication number: 20140224897
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for liquid or volatile products, having a product reservoir (1), a neck (14) of which contains a part (16) for diffusing or applying the product; a cartridge (2), provided with a neck (24), for holding the reservoir (1), the cartridge being designed such that the reservoir can take up a first position in which the application and diffusion part does not protrude from the neck and a second position in which this part protrudes from the neck; and a receptacle (3) for the cartridge (2), said receptacle being provided with means for causing the reservoir to move from the first position to the second when the cartridge is in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Guillaume GARAGNON, Olivier BLANC
  • Publication number: 20140186093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water-based ink composition comprising a latex containing styrene-butadiene rubber particles, and a coloring agent, the glass transition temperature of the styrene-butadiene rubber particles being 0° C. to 50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ZEBRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mayuko TSUJIMOTO, Makoto UGAJIN, Motoko ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20140186529
    Abstract: Metallic ink compositions for use in capillary-action markers are provided. More particularly, a metallic ink composition includes an organic solvent, a metallic pigment, and a resin component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Martin N. Sexton, Wing Sum Vincent Kwan
  • Publication number: 20140186531
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to compositions for generating ‘on-demand’ dry-erase writing surfaces, fluid applicators for applying same to a supporting surface, and methods of generating same and methods of making dry-erase written markings on the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: Wing Sum Vincent Kwan, Xiaomang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140162023
    Abstract: A system for applying a coating to an untextured portion of a destination surface comprises a tube member defining a container opening, texture material within the tube member, a sponge member defining an applicator surface and a sponge opening. The texture material comprises a binder and visually perceivable discrete particles. The sponge member is secured to the tube member such that the texture material can flow out of the tube member through the sponge opening. The texture material is displaced out of the tube member and onto the applicator surface. The applicator surface of the sponge member is displaced substantially along a dispensing axis perpendicular to the applicator surface towards and away from the destination surface with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface to transfer the texture material to newly textured portion of the destination surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Randal W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8726966
    Abstract: An adhesive substance removing tool is provided with a cracking tool and a scrapping assembly which are removably coupled to a base. The cracking tool is used to crack the adhesive substance by forming breaking lines on the surface of the adhesive substance, and then the scrapping assembly is used to scrape off the adhesive substance by starting from the breaking lines. The combination of the cracking tool and the scraping assembly allows the user to remove adhesive substance easily and completely. Besides, the cutting assembly of the cracking tool is able to move freely both in straight-line or circular fashion, and the cracking tool can be prevented from rotating or disengaging once it is positioned in place on the base. Hence, convenience and safety of use can both be assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20140133895
    Abstract: A nail polish removal device includes a hollow applicator handle and an applicator tip. The applicator handle has an applicator end and an opposite end and releasably contains a nail solution. The applicator tip is removably attached to the applicator end of the applicator handle. The nail solution saturates or passes through the applicator tip when released from the applicator handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Netrisa Takesha P. Dockery
  • Publication number: 20140081222
    Abstract: An applicator having a hydrophilic foam that is suitable for use with antiseptic solutions may be a hydrophilic polyurethane foam that does not reduce the amount of active ingredient in the solution as it passes through the foam so that it can be applied to the skin. The foam may be used to deliver antiseptics solutions such as octenidine salts, chlorhexidine salts, or any cationic molecule to the skin. The foam may be attached to an applicator containing an antiseptic solution, or it may be used in conjunction with an unattached antiseptic solution reservoir. The foam also allows the solution to wick into the foam and fully saturate the foam without dripping or channeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick McDonald, Hugo Chavez, Kenneth M. Dokken, James Bardwell
  • Publication number: 20140081221
    Abstract: An applicator having a hydrophobic foam that is suitable for use with antiseptic solutions may be a hydrophobic polyurethane foam that does not reduce the amount of active ingredient in the solution as it passes through the foam so that it can be applied to the skin. The foam may be used to deliver antiseptics solutions such as octenidine salts, chlorhexidine salts, or any cationic molecule to the skin. The solution may include alcohol solution. The foam may be attached to an applicator containing an antiseptic solution, or it may be used in conjunction with an unattached antiseptic solution reservoir. The foam also allows the solution to wick into the foam and fully saturate the foam without dripping or channeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick MCDONALD, Hugo Chavez, Kenneth M. Dokken, James Bardwell
  • Publication number: 20140064821
    Abstract: An applicator head for selectively dispensing product includes a base structure and a support structure. The base structure includes a top face inclined relative to a bottom face, and a first side wall. The top face includes a base flange, and defines a first orifice in fluid communication with a fastener of the bottom face. The support structure includes a lower face inclined relative to an upper face, and a second side wall. The upper face includes a top surface and defines a second orifice. The lower face includes a support flange engaged with the base flange such that the support structure is pivotable relative to the base structure between first and second positions. Fluid communication is facilitated from the fastener through the second orifice in only one of the first and second positions. A dispenser is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Amy Marie PRICE, Gregory Clegg SPOONER, Kin Wong YAU, Ming Fung CHEN, William Fraser Gwynfor JONES, David Bernard Domingo DEACON, Chun Yu WONG, Wai Keung TSUI
  • Publication number: 20140039013
    Abstract: The present invention provide chemical modulators of insect olfactory receptors. In particular, compounds and compositions are provided that can inhibit host targeting functions in insects such as mosquitoes. Method of employing such agents, and articles incorporating the same, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Laurence Zwiebel, Gregory M. Pask, David C. Rinker, Patrick L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140037362
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally related to an irreversible thermochromic ink composition and, more particularly, to an irreversible thermochromic ink composition comprising a carrier and thermochromic capsules, the thermochromic capsules comprising a shell and a core, the core comprising an eradicable dye capable of becoming substantially colorless and/or of changing color from a first colored state to a second colored state when exposed to an eradicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventor: Wing Sum V. Kwan
  • Patent number: 8641311
    Abstract: A unit dose for cleaning an unsanitary surface, such as a toilet bowl. The unit dose comprises a water dispersible shell containing granules defining a core. The granules obviate the need for sheet material in the unit dose and provide cleaning efficacy when submerged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kerry Andrew Vetter, Hirotaka Uchiyama, Glenn Allen Bradbury, Adam Robert-George Shafer, Joseph Michael Gaines, Francisco Go Lao, Jr., Gregory Clegg Spooner
  • Publication number: 20130343803
    Abstract: A glue dispenser comprises a container accommodating glue, a glue dispensing head and a glue dispensing ring. The glue dispensing head is connected with the container, the glue dispensing head is substantially cylindrical and includes a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, the top surface is arranged inside the container, the bottom surface is exposed outside the container, the glue dispensing head has a plurality of through holes extending from the top surface towards the bottom surface to ensure the steady extrusion of glue in small quantities from multiple small outlets arranged in a circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIEN-CHUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20130312639
    Abstract: A water-based non-permanent adhesive solution composition comprised of water, gum arabic powder, sodium benzoate, citric acid and denatured alcohol capable of being applied directly to the thumb and playing fingers for players of stringed instruments including, but not limited to, banjos, steel guitars, and Dobros. When applied to the thumb and playing fingers the solution quickly and safely binds the picks to the skin to prevent the picks from slipping or falling off during prolonged periods of play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: George Wayne Hobbs, Terry Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20130315650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition for caring for and/or making up keratin materials, in particular the skin of the face, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, (i) at least one pigment in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical, mineral or organic white particle having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 1.6 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, and (ii) at least one filler in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical particle having a refractive index of less than or equal to 2 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, which is distinct from said pigments (i), and characterized in that the total content of filler(s) is less than or equal to 4% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Guillaume Cassin, Myriam Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20130287472
    Abstract: A portable cosmetic container is disclosed. The portable cosmetic container includes a tube that has a receiving space with an opening at one end, and a crease is located at a bottom portion of the receiving space, so that a user can easily break the tube from the crease to form the opening of the receiving space. Substance is partially filled in the receiving space, and air therein is extracted to form a negative pressure status. It is advantageous that when a user breaks the tube from the crease, the substance will not randomly spray out since the air pressure moves towards the opening to keep the substance in the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: DAAN BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130260040
    Abstract: Microencapsulated catnip oil comprising microcapsules in the range of 5-60 micrometers, apparatuses useful in the application of the microencapsulated catnip, and methods of using the same, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Neil Werde, Mark Hartelius
  • Patent number: 8529149
    Abstract: A sponge type make-up brush is provided that comprises a handle part having a sponge-receiving portion and a sponge part having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion of the sponge part has a plurality of coating blades each having cutting surfaces. The plurality coating blades are arranged one after another. A thickness of the coating blades is reduced in a direction away from the handle part. The second portion of the sponge includes a plurality of edge line portions and a plurality of valley portions. The edge line portions are formed where cutting surfaces of a coating blade meet each other and each of the plurality of valley portions is formed where a cutting surface of one coating blade meets a cutting surface of a neighboring coating blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jae-Soor Yun
  • Patent number: 8491214
    Abstract: An applicator tip formed of a cup-shaped, internally threaded, cap is attached to the threaded neck of a bottle containing a liquid. A tubular spout extending from a hole in the base of the cap into the neck passes liquid through the hole into a porous pad on the base for application to a surface. A continuous, flange, surrounds the spout and is spaced uniformly inwardly of the cap threads to provide an inverted wedge-shaped annular space between the flange and the cap threads. The flange resiliently presses radially outwardly, and the cap threads press radially inwardly against the bottle neck to seal against liquid escaping over the rim of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Econobuild.com LLC
    Inventor: Abraham Varkovitzky
  • Publication number: 20130184267
    Abstract: In one aspect, compositions provide antimicrobial therapy as topical disinfectants. Particularly, one aspect relates to an alcohol containing antimicrobial composition that includes at least one paraben, a redox compound and an organic acid at a concentration of from about 1.5 percent to about 10 percent by weight, based on the total weight of the composition. In other aspects, antimicrobial compositions are used to topically sanitize wounds, skin areas and/or to disinfect surgical instruments or other surfaces. Still, in further aspects, methods, devices and kits relating to an antimicrobial composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: ZUREX PHARMA, INC.
    Inventor: ZUREX PHARMA, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130133678
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8444340
    Abstract: The dental treatment instrument includes a toothbrush having common brush head dimensions and a nozzle on the backside of the bristle pad thereof. The tip of the nozzle points backward relative to the bristle pad and is inclined away from the handle end of the toothbrush. The bristle pad is used as a rest pad laid against the cheek wall of the user for steadying the movement of the nozzle. In another aspect of the present invention, the toothbrush has a push-button-operated valve mounted in the handle end of the toothbrush for selectively letting water flow through to the nozzle. The push button is partly enclosed in a shroud. The push button is mounted in the shroud with a sliding fit. The shroud prevents water and toothpaste from seeping below the push-button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Alphonsus Best
  • Publication number: 20130118518
    Abstract: Skin care or cleansing implements are described containing a liquid, semi-solid or solid cleansing or skin treatment composition that is releasably associated with the implement. The composition is substantially nonaqueous and has a continuous and a discontinuous phase. Components of the discontinuous phase can react with each other or with water when water is blended with the nonaqueous cleansing or skin treatment composition during consumer use. Methods for treating the skin with the inventive implements are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventor: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
  • Publication number: 20130051895
    Abstract: Provided is an improved shape of writing tip of writing implement. The writing tip is connectable to a barrel of the writing implement. The writing tip includes a head section that allows a user to draw at least one line of different widths. The writing tip also forms, at an end distant from the head section, a connection section that is connectable with the barrel. The head section forms a plurality of contact sections. As such, a user may draw at least one line of different widths and/or one or more than two lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: CHUNG-CHI CHOU
  • Publication number: 20130011560
    Abstract: A system for applying a coating to an untextured portion of a destination surface comprises a tube member defining a container opening, texture material within the tube member, a sponge member defining an applicator surface and a sponge opening. The texture material comprises a binder and visually perceivable discrete particles. The sponge member is secured to the tube member such that the texture material can flow out of the tube member through the sponge opening. The texture material is displaced out of the tube member and onto the applicator surface. The applicator surface of the sponge member is displaced substantially along a dispensing axis perpendicular to the applicator surface towards and away from the destination surface with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface to transfer the texture material to the destination surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HOMAX PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, JR., Randal W. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20120282011
    Abstract: A wearable hand sanitizer dispenser that is user friendly, leak-proof, and cost-effective is disclosed. The wearable hand sanitizer dispenser comprises a sponge enclosed in a silicone case which then is placed in a pocket located on a wristband. The silicone case has a plurality of self-sealing slits to control release of sanitizer and a plurality of refill apertures for allowing the user to fill it up with a large quantity of sanitizer or the like. The pocket also contains a plurality of openings to control release of sanitizer. When the pocket on the wristband is not compressed, the sponge inside the silicone case absorbs sanitizer so that inadvertent fluid leakage will not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Francois
  • Patent number: 8282302
    Abstract: A pen includes a shank that has a reservoir and an applicator tip for an application fluid that includes a solvent that is volatile at room temperature. The pen also includes a closure cap that is fitted onto the shank. The closure cap has a cavity that accommodates the applicator tip. The closure cap includes a storage chamber for accommodating a sacrificial liquid that is volatile at room temperature. The closure cap also has a connecting channel that communicates with the storage chamber and the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventors: Werner Zahn, Jochen Griesheimer
  • Publication number: 20120234722
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is disclosed for coloring a substantially wicking substrate comprising applying to a substantially wicking substrate an ink comprising a first dye and a second dye to define a region of reference; applying a first solvent to the substantially wicking substrate to move the first dye and the second dye within the body of the substantially wicking substrate; moving the two dyes in a defined direction to carry the two dyes outside of the defined region to color an area of the wicking substrate to color at least a portion of the substantially wicking substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: James E. Becvar, Amaya Becvar Weddle
  • Patent number: 8226316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying insect repellant is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes filling a bag with powder, joining a bottom edge of the bag to a bottom edge of a sleeve adapted to removably cover the bag, and patting the bag over surface areas releasing the insect repellant in a desired quantity. The method includes providing a bag handle secured to a top edge of the bag and adapted to be grasped by a user to slide the sleeve down and pull the bag out. The sleeve is adapted to be grasped by the user when patting the bag over surface areas releasing the insect repellant. The method further includes providing a sleeve handle secured to the sleeve and adapted to be grasped by a user when sliding the sleeve back up over the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher J. Laursen
  • Publication number: 20120118312
    Abstract: Oral care applicators, including a tip, which can be optimized based on the desired use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jayanth Rajaiah, Connie Marie Roetker
  • Publication number: 20120114866
    Abstract: A method for applying a fluid onto a substrate. The fluid, upon exiting a container, passes through a porous material that is in contact with the substrate, and the porous material is provided with a marking agent that marks the application site of the fluid on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Wolf Rüdiger Huck
  • Publication number: 20120114411
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a substance is described, where the package includes a stiff sheet that has a score formed on and traversing the first surface. The package also includes a flexible sheet defining a cavity for receiving the substance between the stiff sheet and the flexible sheet. The package also includes an applicator having a porous material pad, where the applicator is attached to the stiff sheet over the score by two hinges. The stiff sheet is configured to be folded about the score to cause the substance to be expelled from the cavity through a metering hole into the porous material pad and the two hinges allow the porous material pad to remain generally flat as the stiff sheet is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Tapemark Company
    Inventors: James Mark Maloney, Patrick J. Cody
  • Patent number: 8173052
    Abstract: A writing implement with a thermochromic coloring color-memory composition which comprises a homogeneous solubilized mixture of (A) an electron donative coloring organic compound, (B) an electron accepting compound and (C) a reaction medium which controls color reactions of the components (A) and (B), wherein a complete decoloring temperature (T4) of the thermochromic coloring color-memory composition is 50° C. or higher and a coloring starting temperature (T2) of thermochromic coloring color-memory composition is 10° C. or lower regarding the color density-temperature curve, and the thermochromic coloring color-memory composition has color-memory ability at the ordinary temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Fujita
  • Patent number: 8123424
    Abstract: An ink feeder for a felt-tip ink pen and communicable with an ink reservoir defined in the ink pen includes a main body made of a rigid material to internally define a feeding bore; a plurality of micro raised portions radially inward protruded from and circumferentially spaced along an inner wall surface of the main body for clamping a felt tip of the ink pen in place; and a plurality of ink feeding clearances each being formed between two adjacent ones of the micro raised portions and communicable with the feeding bore, so that ink stored in the ink reservoir of the ink pen is fed to the felt tip via the ink feeding clearances. The rigid main body and other ink pen components can be assembled to form the ink pen in an automated manner, and the ink feeding clearances ensure smooth ink feeding without the risk of leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lion Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 8123423
    Abstract: An applicator with a flexible dispensing end is provided. The applicator includes a housing having an internal compartment configured to hold a container of skin sealant. The housing includes a dispensing end having at least one opening to permit the skin sealant to be dispensed. The housing includes an actuator configured to contact the container and release the skin sealant. The dispensing end has at least one movable member. The dispensing end is flexible and is configured to move on more than one axis, and up to three axes, sequentially or simultaneously, so that the skin sealant dispensed from the applicator may be uniformly applied to contours on a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Houde, Susan Gayle Oslund, Tracy Joseph White, Wendy Anderson Cocke