At Discharge Portion Of Implement Patents (Class 401/2)
  • Patent number: 9731543
    Abstract: A writing instrument with a decorative element is provided including a housing having a first portion and a second portion, wherein at least one of the first and second housing portions has a recess positioned at a terminal edge thereof, and an decorative insert having a body and at least one decorative portion positioned on the body, the decorative portion having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of the recess such that only the decorative portion is visible when the first and second housing portions are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Davro Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Laemle
  • Publication number: 20150078799
    Abstract: An inductively-heated applicator system including a heating module and applicator or applicator pen. The heating module includes a dock for seating the applicator. The heating module includes circuitry to selectively generate an electromagnetic field to wirelessly provide energy to the applicator when it is positioned in the dock. The heating module may also include temperature control circuitry to at least one of monitor and control the temperature of the applicator. The applicator pen includes a heating element that may be heated through energy provided by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be directly inductively heated by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be a roller element that heats and applies the product. Alternatively, the applicator may include a secondary in which electrical power is induced when the electromagnetic field is present. In this alternative, the power may be applied to the heating element to produce resistive heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Richard Bylsma, Thomas Jay Leppien, Jesse C. Leverett, Steve O. Mork
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8921746
    Abstract: An inductively-heated applicator system including a heating module and applicator or applicator pen. The heating module includes a dock for seating the applicator. The heating module includes circuitry to selectively generate an electromagnetic field to wirelessly provide energy to the applicator when it is positioned in the dock. The heating module may also include temperature control circuitry to at least one of monitor and control the temperature of the applicator. The applicator pen includes a heating element that may be heated through energy provided by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be directly inductively heated by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be a roller element that heats and applies the product. Alternatively, the applicator may include a secondary in which electrical power is induced when the electromagnetic field is present. In this alternative, the power may be applied to the heating element to produce resistive heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Richard Bylsma, Thomas Jay Leppien, Jesse C. Leverett, Steve O. Mork
  • Publication number: 20140376985
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing having a reservoir for containing a product. An applicator tip is coupled to the housing and has an applicator and a product delivery passageway extending through the applicator tip and terminating at an opening in the applicator. A thermal storage mechanism is disposed on the applicator spaced from the opening in the applicator and provides an application surface for contacting a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe, Adrian C. Apodaca
  • Publication number: 20140376984
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a container for containing a product to be dispensed and a tip threadably retained on the container. The tip includes an application surface including a thermal member and an opening in the application surface in fluid communication with the container through which the product is dispensed. A cosmetic applicator includes a container containing a product to be dispensed, a dispensing tip disposed on the container having a tip application surface, and a cap selectively engageable with at least one of the container and the dispensing tip to selectively cover the tip application surface. The tip application surface is configured to contact a user's skin to apply the product to be dispensed and an opening in the application surface through which the product to be dispensed is dispensed from the reservoir. The cap includes a cap application surface configured to contact a user's skin to apply the product to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe, Adrian C. Apodaca
  • Publication number: 20140376983
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a depressible thermal tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The depressible thermal tip comprises a thermal applicator displaceable between open and closed positions. The thermal applicator may be depressibly coupled in a collar fixed to the housing, or the thermal applicator may be depressibly coupled in a button depressibly coupled in a collar fixed to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8864401
    Abstract: A packaging and application device for a cosmetic product includes a receptacle for packaging the cosmetic product that has an outlet orifice, an application member having a plate forming an application surface for the product, a tube extending from the face of the plate opposite to the application surface to the receptacle so as to define a delivery duct leading on the one hand to the application surface and on the other hand into the receptacle, and an electrical heating element. The electrical heating element is a heating resistive wire mounted at least partly around the tube defining the delivery duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Publication number: 20140219701
    Abstract: An active temperature modulating device for applying cosmetic or medicinal products to surfaces. The device has an applicator which includes a temperature modulating element disposed in the tip. Moreover, the temperature modulating element is controlled via an electrical source. The applicator comprises a material that is capable of storing, retaining, and/or transferring thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: David Jeffrey Eberlein
  • Patent number: 8672570
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition to human keratinous materials, the applicator including a base having a reception zone and an electric heater element having two opposite sides; and an applicator unit that includes a support that extends along a longitudinal axis, that is fastened in removable manner on the reception zone, and that carries a mass of cosmetic composition that presents an application face that is suitable for coming into contact with keratinous materials; the mass of composition having a greatest dimension that is less than 40 mm, extending on only one side of the electric heater element, and the support with the casted mass of composition being fastened in a removable manner on the reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Frederic Jollet, Virginie Orliac, Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8585306
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic or for adding finishing touches to makeup, the device comprising a heater member comprising a resistive track that is printed or that is made by etching a coating that is deposited on a substrate, the device comprising a temperature sensor that is disposed level with the heater member, the temperature sensor being in contact with the substrate, in particular in the form of a circuit that is printed or etched on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Nicolas Duru, Denis Befve, Virginie Saget
  • Publication number: 20130223913
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging and application device for a cosmetic product, comprising a receptacle for packaging the cosmetic product, comprising an outlet orifice, an application member having a plate forming an application surface for the product, and a tube extending from the face of the plate opposite to the application surface to the receptacle so as to define a delivery duct leading on the one hand to the application surface and on the other hand into the receptacle, and an electrical heating element. According to the invention, the electrical heating element is a heating resistive wire mounted at least partly around the tube defining the delivery duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Publication number: 20130223914
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application device for a cosmetic product comprising:—a holding member,—an application member having a surface for application of the product, and—a heating electric element. According to the invention, the heating electric element is formed of at least one resistor mounted on a printed circuit positioned, at least in part, facing or in contact with the application member, and the surface area of the orthogonal projection of the resistor on a plane defined by the printed circuit is less than or equal to 10 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Patent number: 8506195
    Abstract: The sanitized brush, with skin powder, is retained in a sanitization system. The neck brush handle has a powder chamber, a bristle face with outwardly extending bristles and a powder input port. A portion of the powder chamber wall is flexible and a movable actuator depresses the flex-wall, compresses the size of the chamber and forces powder from an exit port on the bristle face. The sanitization system includes a brush stand holding the brush above a UV lamp. A sensor determines when the brush is on the stand and a timer is triggered ON controlling the lamp and counts down OFF. Additional features include: a base supporting the stand above the UV lamp; a rechargeable battery; an on-hook brush sensor (mechanical or optical); and a removable cover with a transparent segment to visually confirm lamp ON condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Ricky Diaz
  • Publication number: 20130017009
    Abstract: A cosmetic device for applying mascara and curling eyelashes simultaneously utilizing a heating means is disclosed. The cosmetic device comprises a battery housing, a brushing unit, a mascara container and a printed circuit board. The battery housing stores a battery and includes a battery cap, an over cap, a switch knob and an indicator. The brushing unit is designed for applying the mascara and curling the eyelashes simultaneously. The brushing unit includes a rod, a heating bar having a mascara brush and a comb brush and a heating means located inside the heating bar. The switch knob is designed to on/off the cosmetic device and the indicator indicates whether the switch knob is on/off. The heating means is adaptable to efficiently heat the brushing unit to make the mascara more liquid thereby allowing mascara application easily and evenly on the eyelashes of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: YONG HOON CHO
  • Publication number: 20120301204
    Abstract: A handheld electronic personal care device (with or without an applicator head) comprising a fast charging capacitor, and one or more electric load elements. The device may or may not be designed for use with one or more personal care compositions. Examples of load elements include heating and cooling elements, electric motors, sound and light elements, data storage and processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8308383
    Abstract: A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55° C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Christophe Jacob, Rodney J. Duffin, Peter Murphy
  • Patent number: 8277138
    Abstract: A moveable machine to rapidly apply and cure thin layers of a UV curable coating on a surface such as a floor. The machine has an applicator to apply a thin curable coating in a path following the direction of motion of the machine. The machine also has UV lamps to cure the curable coating with a curing beam that overlaps newly applied coating. The UV lamps emit an intense UV radiation beam creating an annular cure zone around the applicator path. Movement of the machine along with the ensuing movement of the applicator and rotating UV lamps causes the applied curable coating to be exposed to the annular cure zone and cured. This rapid curing of applicator coating paths allows the machine to be immediately passed over the cured area multiple times and rapidly build up multiple thin cured layers to achieve a thick coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Adastra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George Wakalopulos
  • Patent number: 8267605
    Abstract: A handheld electronic personal care device (with or without an applicator head) comprising a fast charging capacitor, and one or more electric load elements. The device may or may not be designed for use with one or more personal care compositions. Examples of load elements include heating and cooling elements, electric motors, sound and light elements, data storage and processing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20120148328
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device (1) comprising an applicator (3) including a brush (5), said brush comprising: a core (10) that is formed of at least two branches of a resistor wire that are twisted together; bristles that are carried by the core (10); and a power supply that is connected to the branches in such a manner that the core (10) gives off heat while an electric current is passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Frédéric Jollet
  • Patent number: 8142090
    Abstract: A cosmetic product includes a mascara composition and a treatment device, whereby the mascara composition is applied to the eyelashes by softening the mascara composition via heat. The mascara composition is solid at room temperature, however is softened at elevated temperature, so it may be applied to the eyelashes. The treatment device includes an applicator for receiving, heating to soften, and applying the softened mascara composition to the eyelashes. Once the softened mascara composition is applied to the eyelashes, the mascara composition is quickly cooled and thus solidified by the atmosphere. The mascara composition thus applied to the eyelashes provides a firm film covering the eyelashes, which is not softened at body temperature, and thus provides enhanced wearability. A cap detachable to the applicator is provided with a loading mechanism for delivering pieces of the mascara composition one by one to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenji Kamada, Keiko Funatsu, Naoki Yamaguchi, Satoru Hatano, Ann Virginia Lam
  • Patent number: 8104982
    Abstract: A device for loading and applying a cosmetic composition may comprise an applicator comprising an electric heater member, a container containing the composition, the container comprising a housing configured to receive at least part of the applicator so as to load the applicator with the composition, and an electrical circuit configured to power the heater member. The circuit may be configured so that the power supply to the heater member is automatically modified, leading to an increase in the electric power that is dissipated by the heater member when said heater member is received in the housing, when a predefined condition relating to the at least part of the applicator being received in the housing is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Publication number: 20120003025
    Abstract: A bottle is disclosed that includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Also disclosed are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Publication number: 20110176852
    Abstract: A method of makeup and/or non-therapeutic care for non-fibrous human keratin material, particularly the skin, the lips, or the nails, having the steps of: bringing an outer surface of a piece of solid cosmetic composition into contact with, or near, a heating device so as to heat said piece in a localized manner with a view to essentially softening only said outer surface and lowering the dynamic rub coefficient thereof; and then applying the outer surface of the thus-heated composition onto the area to be treated, the solid cosmetic composition including, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least 4 wt % of at least one structuring agent selected from among waxes, organophilic clays, hydrophobic pyrogenic silicas, alkylated guar gums, hydrophobic celluloses, block copolymers, and the mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Philippe Ilekti, Xavier Blin
  • Patent number: 7963711
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device comprising: a body; a block of fluidizable substance that is stationary relative to the body while the substance is in the solid state, said block of substance projecting beyond the body to define at least one surface serving as an applicator surface; and a reshaper member for reshaping the applicator surface, said reshaper member being positionable on the body to co-operate therewith to define at least one cavity into which the substance can flow when fluidized by supplying heat, the substance retaining the shape of the cavity when it returns to the solid state after cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7909044
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a cosmetic, the applicator device comprising an elongate body adapted to be held in the hand, an applicator head, a feed device adapted to feed the applicator head with cosmetic in solid form, and a heater device adapted to heat the applicator head, thereby causing the cosmetic to melt. The feed device comprises a feed duct provided in the body of the applicator device and communicating with passageways that are provided in the applicator head and that open out to the outside, and the heater device is adapted to heat said feed duct at the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: L V M H Recherche
    Inventors: Jean-François Tranchant, Marc Chevalier
  • Patent number: 7748919
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device comprising: a body; a block of fluidizable substance that is stationary relative to the body while the substance is in the solid state, said block of substance projecting beyond the body to define at least one surface serving as an applicator surface; and a reshaper member for reshaping the applicator surface, said reshaper member being positionable on the body to co-operate therewith to define at least one cavity into which the substance can flow when fluidized by supplying heat, the substance retaining the shape of the cavity when it returns to the solid state after cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7695207
    Abstract: A shaving gel applicator includes many different embodiments that include an annular brush, a disc-shaped brush, a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart disc-shaped brushes, a pair of straight brushes, a single straight brush, and more. Some of the brushes are mounted for rotary motion and some for reciprocation in a linear motion. Heat is applied to the brushes to heat shaving gel deposited on the brushes. The shaving gel is dispensed from a cartridge that is releasably engaged to the applicator. A detector detects the type of cartridge in use and adjusts the amount of heat to be applied and the brush rotation or reciprocation speed that optimizes the performance of the shaving gel in that cartridge. In alternative embodiments, the gel is heated in a gel pack before it is dispensed onto the brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Alps South, LLC
    Inventor: Aldo A. Laghi
  • Patent number: 7520408
    Abstract: A hot glue gun having a no-drip tip 20 comprised of a self-closing tip once the trigger 24 mechanism is disengaged which incorporates a mechanism for advancing 24 the glue cartridge 22 forward which opens the self-closing tip 30, a mechanism for retracting 44 the glue cartridge once the trigger is released and a mechanism for closing 46 the self-closing tip as the glue cartridge is retracted thereby preventing further glue 26 discharge. Apparatus 10 incorporates an interiorly disposed cone shaped tip 20 having a tensioning mechanism 46 keeping the tip halves 54 closed until a predetermined pressure is applied to the trigger 24 whereupon the glue cartridge 22 is advanced forcing the interior tip halves 54 to diverge allowing passage of the adhesive. Once pressure is removed from the trigger 24 a spring 44 abutting the glue canister cartridge 22 and the back end of the self-closing tip moves the cartridge to a tip disengaged position thereby providing for the tip tensioning members to close the no-drip tip 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony Smith, Adrienne Smith
  • Patent number: 7448814
    Abstract: An improved heated, integral applicator for flowable cosmetic and dermatologic products comprising flexible printed circuits and, optionally, flexible heater technology. The present invention is safer to use and has more reliable electronics than the prior art; is more convenient to use and carry; is capable of precise dosing; is simpler and cheaper to manufacture and assemble; offers special applicator tips for precise application of treatment and makeup products. The present invention is useful for applying cosmetic and dermatologic treatment products of all types, including products to treat skin, hair and nails. Suitable skin treatment products include those effective at deeper layers of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20080216857
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a cosmetic, the applicator device comprising a reservoir adapted to contain cosmetic in fluid form, an applicator having a cap that closes the reservoir and that is secured to a rod carrying an applicator head, a heater device adapted to heat the applicator head and controlled by a control circuits and a sensor adapted to detect the reservoir being opened by the cap being removed, the control circuit being connected to said sensor and being adapted to cause the heater device to operate only when said sensor detects such opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Tranchant, Marc Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20070286666
    Abstract: An improved heated, integral applicator for flowable cosmetic and dermatologic products comprising flexible printed circuits and, optionally, flexible heater technology. The present invention is safer to use and has more reliable electronics than the prior art; is more convenient to use and carry; is capable of precise dosing; is simpler and cheaper to manufacture and assemble; offers special applicator tips for precise application of treatment and makeup products. The present invention is useful for applying cosmetic and dermatologic treatment products of all types, including products to treat skin, hair and nails. Suitable skin treatment products include those effective at deeper layers of the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Herve Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20070269251
    Abstract: A bottle is disclosed that includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Also disclosed are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Patent number: 6838642
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator comprising a) an elongated chamber (3) having an opening for a glue stick and a nozzle (6) for distributing melted glue, b) means for gradually pushing the stick into the chamber (3) and c) two heating elements (131, 132), each of which comprises a channel (151, 152) made from an electrically resistant material and which can be connected to an electrical power source. Said channel (151, 152) is formed on an electrically insulated surface of a substrate (141, 142) which is arranged so as to be in thermal contact with a mass of glue contained in the chamber (3). The heating element (131, 132) is applied against an external conformal surface (21, 22) of a heating body (2), one surface of which defines said chamber (3). The heating body (2) is made from a heat-conducting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Isaberg Rapid AB
    Inventor: Francis Richardot
  • Patent number: 6794612
    Abstract: A modeling device intended for applying wax to the crown region of a tooth which is to be modeled is designed for the purpose of improving its characteristics in use such as its handling during modeling work, when inserting new wax cartridges etc. as an elongated, writing device-like base body, which includes at one end a modeling tip and inside accommodates a forward feed drive for a wax cartridge and a heating device which is used to render the wax to be processed into a liquid state at the end facing the modeling tip, so that as the forward feed drive is actuated liquid wax can be discharged from the outlet. For the purpose of supplying electric energy a cable is attached to the front side end and in fact to the concave side of the curved modeling tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Bernhard Furtwängler
  • Patent number: 6652175
    Abstract: A structure of a heating nozzle for a glue gun includes a nozzle, a rubber ring and a rubber tubular member, the nozzle being provided with two heaters formed by a heat resistant and highly heat efficient element and assembled with the rubber ring and the rubber tubular member to form a nozzle assembly, wherein by means of connection in series and parallel with a battery chamber, a control switch and a LED indicator, the nozzle assembly is supplied with a 6-volt DC power source or externally connected with an AC power source or a power adapter to make the nozzle to melt a glue rod for proceeding with adhesion operation, whereby the length of the heating nozzle is decreased and can be pre-heated within a very short time and the nozzle is compact in size, the heating efficiency is high and power consumption is small, and the glue can be cooled rapidly, so as to avoid melting glue flowing out of the glue gun when the glue gun is turned off, and a direct heating method is used to melt the glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Gene-Yu Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventor: Yin-Kuang Chang
  • Patent number: 6558059
    Abstract: A glue gun has a base adapted to receive electrical power in either cordless or corded operation, a barrel, a feed roller, a selectively removable glue stick holder in axial alignment with and disposed between a nozzle assembly and the feed roller and extending through an electric heater for containing a glue stick to be melted by the heater, a pinch roller adapted to press the glue stick against the feed roller so that rotation of the feed roller causes the glue stick to be urged toward the nozzle assembly in order to extrude melted glue therethrough, the nozzle assembly having a longitudinal passageway which is normally closed by a pair of valves serially disposed at opposite ends of the passageway and which are operable to open in response to pressure from melted glue produced by rotation of the feed roller and to close to trap melted glue in the passageway when feed roller rotation is terminated, and a trigger assembly to manually control the application of electric power to a drive motor to rotate the fe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventors: George Hillinger, Jeno Gutai
  • Patent number: 6524102
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing clearances in the edges of a denture to accommodate the adjacent anatomical landmarks utilizes a molding compound dispenser in which a sufficient quantity of molding compound to cover the edges of an impression tray is maintained in a limited temperature range above melting temperature. The dispenser may be provided with heat exchange surfaces that can be selectively covered by the practitioner's hand to control the amount of heat loss to the surroundings. Manual pressure may be used to deposit the compound onto the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Kerry N Davis
  • Publication number: 20020192005
    Abstract: A structure of a heating nozzle for a glue gun includes a nozzle, a rubber ring and a rubber tubular member, the nozzle being provided with two heaters formed by a heat resistant and highly heat efficient element and assembled with the rubber ring and the rubber tubular member to form a nozzle assembly, wherein by means of connection in series and parallel with a battery chamber, a control switch and a LED indicator, the nozzle assembly is supplied with a 6-volt DC power source or externally connected with an AC power source or a power adapter to make the nozzle to melt a glue rod for proceeding with adhesion operation, whereby the length of the heating nozzle is decreased and can be pre-heated within a very short time and the nozzle is compact in size, the heating efficiency is high and power consumption is small, and the glue can be cooled rapidly, so as to avoid melting glue flowing out of the glue gun when the glue gun is turned off, and a direct heating method is used to melt the glue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Yin-Kuang Chang
  • Patent number: 6478493
    Abstract: A depilatory wax stick which is simple, low cost and easy to use, particularly on facial and neck surfaces and other small areas and even in delicate areas where very fine wax deposition is required. In a preferred embodiment disclosed herein, the wax stick is generally cylindrical and is about 10 cm long and has a slightly tapered shape with a 1.8 cm diameter base and a 1.5 cm diameter free end which is rounded to form about a 1.0 cm application tip. Because there is no required flow of wax through an aperture or passage or onto a roller, the stick may be shaped in virtually unlimited ways to facilitate extremely fine application control. In its simplest form, the base of the stick is held in a tapered plastic cap which provides a stable flat surface. An external housing may be provided to promote convenient storage and to prevent contamination of the wax between uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel Mario Cepeda, Patricia Calvo Cepeda
  • Patent number: 6457889
    Abstract: A hot melt glue gun including a housing, a heating chamber defined in the housing for heating a solid glue stick to its melting point, a sleeve for holding a portion of the solid glue stick outside the heating chamber, and an insulating member for prohibiting heat transfer from the heating chamber to the sleeve. The insulating member keeps the sleeve at a temperature below the melting point of the solid glue stick, thereby preventing melting of the portion of the solid glue stick outside the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Hwai-Tay Lin
  • Patent number: 6283656
    Abstract: A hand operated de-icer for cleaning ice and snow from a windshield of a vehicle including a sprayer that forces an antifreeze liquid from its bottle through a heated nozzle onto the windshield. The sprayer includes a pump with a trigger mounted on the bottle that is squeezed by hand to eject the heated liquid. A momentary on switch is also mounted on the trigger so that electrical current passes through the heater element in the nozzle only when the trigger is squeezed. In another embodiment, a second switch in series with a limiting resistor is connected across the momentary switch to apply low heat continually when required. A brush, scraper, sponge or squeegee are interchangeably mounted on the nozzle for brushing away melting ice and snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Yuan Qing Jiang
  • Patent number: 6105824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glue gun for selectively supply molten adhesive. The glue gun comprises a housing, an actuator movable between actuated and non-actuated positions, and a nozzle configured to allow molten adhesive to flow therethrough. The housing an adhesive receiving chamber fluidly communicated with the nozzle. The chamber has an opening at one end thereof for allowing a supply of solidified adhesive to be inserted into said chamber. A heating element is associated with the chamber. The heating element is operable to apply heat to the lead end portion of the solidified adhesive supply sufficient to melt the lead end portion when an electric signal is applied to the heating element. A heating element controller operates to allow the electric signal to flow to the heating element for a period of time after the actuator has been moved to its non-actuated position and to thereafter prevent the electric signal from flowing through the heating element at the end of the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 6076984
    Abstract: A depilatory wax dispenser having a housing (1) in which is arranged a reservoir (2) for the wax and an applicator device having a roller (5) mounted for rotation on a pivot pin (7). The pivot pin has two ends which extend through two opposite transverse walls (4a, 4b) of a rectangular opening (4) provided at the reservoir (2) outlet. The opening (4) has an edge which provides with the roller (5) peripheral surface a slot dispensing melted wax. The opening (4) edge and the roller (5) peripheral surface between which the slot is arranged are made of elastically deformable materials. An element (10) is axially mobile relative to the pivot pin (7) for simultaneously exerting a force on the rectangular opening (4) edge forming the slot and on the roller (5) surface, for deforming them jointly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Legrain, Sylvie Lacombe
  • Patent number: 6050051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for damp-proofing masonry, in particular for the surface sealing of interior walls, by waxy substances, the waxy substance penetrating the area to be damp-proofed by being heated during a reaction time and utilising capillary forces.In order to achieve non-destructive, ecologically harmless and durable masonry sealing which can be carried out with little expenditure, the waxy substance is brought into direct contact with the surface of a large area of the masonry to be sealed a heatable carrier, then being heated to temperatures above its melting point by heating the carrier, and thus penetrating the capillary system of the masonry, or that the waxy substance, distributed in a heatable carrier displaying a capillary system, be permanently applied to a large area of the section of masonry to be sealed, then being heated to temperatures above its melting point before or after application to the masonry, and thus spreading through the capillary system of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: ISOTEC Franchise-Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Becker
  • Patent number: 5980144
    Abstract: Hand held dispenser for thermoplastic material including a casing forming a manual holding element and enclosing a space for receiving a mass of thermoplastic material in a solid state, the casing having an open outlet end communicating with the space; a component for advancing the thermoplastic material toward the open end of the casing, and a heating element for heating the thermoplastic material to a flowable state, wherein the heating element has a low thermal inertia, is arranged in a substantially homogeneous manner across a surface disposed opposite the open end and having dimensions which correspond to dimensions of the open end and wherein the heating element further acts to distribute thermoplastic material in a flowable state in the form of a sheet on a receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre DeBourg, Daniel Bontoux
  • Patent number: 5973295
    Abstract: A heated apparatus, positioned in the X, Y, and Z directions, for forming fine lines of molten material on a substrate. The apparatus includes a pen having a refractory tip wetted with material in a molten state. The tip is attached to a V-shaped heater to form a heater assembly. The ends of the V-shaped heater are welded to the pins of a three lead TO-5 package base. The pen is then mounted on an apparatus adapted to direct writing. To that end, the pen is attached to a supporting device capable of moving in the X, Y, and Z directions. When the welding point of the tip/heater assembly reaches the melting point of the material to be deposited, it is dipped in a crucible containing the material in a molten state. The welding point nucleates a minute drop of the molten material, forming a reservoir. A thin film of material flows from the reservoir and wets the tip, which is then brought in contact with the substrate upon which the desired pattern is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Antoine Corbin, Philippe Demoncy, Jacques Foulu, Pierre Sudraud
  • Patent number: 5960996
    Abstract: A gas-burned glue gun includes a gun body holding a heating unit and a melting unit, and a handle holding a fuel gas tank and a gas valve, the heating unit having a nozzle tube connected to the gas valve, an electronic igniter, a flame nozzle connected the nozzle tube, an ignition button, a wire electrode connected between the electronic igniter and the flame nozzle, a gas tube connected between the nozzle tube and the flame nozzle, a piston ring moved to close/open an air port on the gas tube, the melting unit having a heat conductive glue stick tube adapted to hold a glue stick, the heat conductive glue stick tube having a heat accumulating portion protected by a guard and disposed adjacent to the flame nozzle, and a catalyzer mounted in the heat accumulating portion, wherein when the ignition button is pressed on, the electronic igniter is triggered to produce sparks in igniting discharged fuel gas from the flame nozzle, and a flame is produced to heat the catalyzer, causing the catalyzer to produce a heat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Ching-Mei Hsu
  • Patent number: 5895159
    Abstract: A heat-melting glue gun including a body shell in which a heating member containing a heat-melting glue stick, a glue stick feeding means, a gas cylinder, and a current producer are mounted. A conduit pipe extends from the gas cylinder to end with a nozzle located below the heating member which is wrapped with a layer of thermal conductive net with good heat transfer ability. Wire lines having first ends connected to positive and negative electrodes of the current producer extend their second ends to points properly above the nozzle. When a flint in the current producer is struck, an instantaneous current is generated to cause a short-circuit spark to occur between the two second ends of the wire lines. Gas supplied from the gas cylinder and jetting from the nozzle is ignited by the spark to burn below the heating member, causing the glue stick in the heating member to be heat melted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: Ferng-Jong Liou
  • Patent number: 5873666
    Abstract: A wax applicator for use in a depilatory waxing procedure. The wax applicator has a body portion (10) with a mounting part (11) for the mounting of the body portion to a wax container (T). A flow passage (13) leads from the mounting part (11) to a narrow elongate outlet (14). Wax can flow from the container (T) along the flow passage (13) to the outlet (14). A spreader (15) is associated with the outlet (14). The spreader (15) has a distal edge located beyond the outlet so that in use wax issuing form the outlet (14) can spill over the distal edge of the spreader (15) as the applicator is moved forwardly in the direction in which the spreader (15) projects beyond the outlet (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventors: Jane Vanessa Bourke, Christine Ruth Hudson, Francis Patrick O'Hare, Michael Glen Robins