Particulate Fluent Material Patents (Class 401/200)
  • Publication number: 20150147107
    Abstract: First openings and second openings are operated based on the rotation of a turning plate, thereby opening and closing the flow path for the cosmetic material. A dial portion, which serves as the operating portion of the turning plate, is provided in such a manner as to be exposed from the bottomed portion or the lateral surface in the vicinity of the bottomed portion of the container main body, and the dial portion is disposed apart from the applying portion, and when the dial portion is provided in such a manner as to be exposed from the bottomed portion, the dial portion is hidden on the bottomed portion of the container main body, so that it is unlikely that the hands of a user are soiled during the rotational operation of the dial portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Takumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140348567
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying and dispensing chalk for use by an athlete engaged in an activity such as gymnastics, weight lifting, rock climbing or other sports in which reduction of moisture from the palms of the hands and replacing it with friction to grip, a bar, dumbbell, rock, or other surface is essential to successfully execute and prevail in the activity. The chalk carrying and dispensing apparatus of the invention is lightweight, compact and capable of attaching to the body with straps, clips, or other means as well as attaching to clothing by adhesive or stitching means for easy access of the chalk with either hand of the athlete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Allen Delisle, Brian Scott Steidle
  • Patent number: 8562234
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing method a puff and the puff manufactured thereby. The method for manufacturing a puff comprises steps of: a) making a perforated cloth by perforating and cutting a puff cloth using a laser perforation apparatus; b) making a puff base by molding the perforated cloth; c) manufacturing a solid powder which includes a porous material which was inserted into a powder and compressed together with same; d) inserting the solid powder into the puff base; and e) manufacturing a puff by covering by sewing the puff cover onto the puff base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Daehyun Industrial Arts Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Seong Wook Lim
  • Publication number: 20100166485
    Abstract: A medical liquid applicator system that includes an applicator grip assembly, a flexible reservoir and an applicator head. The applicator grip assembly is composed of a first section with a first distal end and a second section with a second distal end, a longitudinal axis, a front side, a back side, a predetermined grip length, a predetermined grip width, a fold axis separating the first section and the second section, the fold axis being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and a fold-activated dispensing slit located on the fold axis. The flexible reservoir is joined to a back side of the applicator grip assembly and is in liquid communication with the fold-activated dispensing slit. The applicator head is joined to the front side of the applicator grip assembly at the fold axis and is in liquid communication with the dispensing slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Bjoern N. (Niklas) Jemsby, Tore G. Wistedt, Ajay Y. Houde, Joseph A. Cesa
  • Patent number: 7500800
    Abstract: A powder charging and delivery device which comprises a receptacle having a neck portion, the receptacle containing particles of a material which can be electrostatically charged and the receptacle having a reticulated, open pore, foam material disposed within the neck thereof, whereby as the particles are dispensed from the container they travel through the pores of the reticulated foam material and thereby become electrostatically charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited
    Inventors: John Farrell Hughes, Karen Louise Baxter, Malcolm Tom McKechnie
  • Patent number: 7461992
    Abstract: An applicator may include a first wall that is elastically deformable, at least in part, and arranged to take up a first stable configuration and a second stable configuration. The applicator may further include a second wall co-operating with the first wall to define an inside space and a plurality of bodies disposed in the inside space. At least some of the bodies may be pressed by the first wall against the second wall, at least when the first wall is in the second stable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Claire Griffon
  • Publication number: 20080298879
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to liquid applicators. More specifically, the present invention relates to a hand-held liquid applicator having a flexible elongated hollow body and elongated head with at least two openings, and a mechanism for fracturing the ampoules to release the liquid for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ENTURIA, INC.
  • Publication number: 20080101848
    Abstract: A sports apparatus for dispensing coating material includes a first housing member manufactured from a first permeable predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape. A second housing member is manufactured from a second permeable predetermined material and has a second predetermined size and a second predetermined shape. A first predetermined amount of a third predetermined material fits within such second housing member such that a second predetermined amount of the third predetermined material permeates through such second housing member and such first housing member upon a user touching such first housing member in a predetermined manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: James Shaw, Eugene A. Welsch
  • Patent number: 7347639
    Abstract: An applicator dispenser (1) includes a) a receptacle (2) forming a reservoir (27) having a sidewall (20), an upper dome (22) with a plurality of orifices (24, b) a cap (3) including a head (30) and a side skirt (31), and c) an application element (4) for the powder housed between the head (30) and the element dome (22). The application element (4) is fixed to the cap (3) to form an applicator (9). It has an H/D shape factor equal to at least 1.5, so that the applicator dispenser (1, 1?) is longitudinal and has an axial direction (10), where H is the height and D denotes its maximum transverse dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventors: Fabrice Dieudonat, Anne-Sophie Vintimiglia
  • Patent number: 6893182
    Abstract: A soap device includes a sheet of flexible netting-like material having a number of perforations and an outer peripheral portion, and a soap material is engaged into the perforations of the sheet of flexible netting-like material, and engaged onto the outer peripheral portion of the sheet of flexible netting-like material to form the soap device. One or more further sheets of flexible netting-like material may further be engaged into the soap material and superposed with the other sheets of flexible netting-like material. The flexible netting-like sheets may be formed into different roughness or coarseness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: Chung Min Liao
  • Patent number: 6805510
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic powder applicator. The powder applicator includes a powder container, an elastic structure connected to the container and a powder-permeable soft cover enclosing the elastic structure. The structure has an elasticity sufficient to substantially bend upon application of pressure thereto and to substantially recover an original shape thereof upon release of the pressure. The soft cover is so configured as to retain therein and pass powder particles through itself. The powder applicator is configured such that, by turning or shaking the applicator, the powder to be contained in the container can be discharged through the discharge opening toward the soft cover and the structure enclosed therein. Further disclosed is methods of making and using the powder applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: Young-Gu Lee
  • Publication number: 20040120753
    Abstract: A powder applicator includes a reservoir for powder and a porous membrane tensioned over the reservoir. A portion of the powder is stored in the vicinity of the membrane, in a very open synthetic foam pad between the reservoir and the membrane and communicating with the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Gerard Gieux
  • Publication number: 20030161675
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic powder applicator. The powder applicator includes a powder container, an elastic structure connected to the container and a powder-permeable soft cover enclosing the elastic structure. The structure has an elasticity sufficient to substantially bend upon application of pressure thereto and to substantially recover an original shape thereof upon release of the pressure. The soft cover is so configured as to retain therein and pass powder particles through itself. The powder applicator is configured such that, by turning or shaking the applicator, the powder to be contained in the container can be discharged through the discharge opening toward the soft cover and the structure enclosed therein. Further disclosed is methods of making and using the powder applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Young-Gu Lee
  • Publication number: 20030123919
    Abstract: A device for at least one of applying a product to a surface and packaging a product may include at least one element that may include at least one substance, and at least one of the product and the surface receiving the product may be enabled to contact the at least one substance. Alternatively, or in addition, the at least one element may generate at least one of an electric field and a magnetic field, and at least one of the product and the surface may be enabled to be subjected to the field generated by the at least one substance. Other devices as well as methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6528154
    Abstract: To provide a makeup sponge puff of less frictional resistance and stiffness and no surface slipperiness, particles are adhered to a surface of a substrate sponge of closed-cell foam to form the makeup sponge puff. For example, the substrate sponge comprising is a natural or synthetic rubber, the particles are a thermoplastic resin, synthetic rubber or a thermosetting resin, and the particles are adhered by an adhesive layer on the surface of the substrate sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Yamato
  • Patent number: 6349414
    Abstract: A powder dispensing device for dispensing moisture absorbing powder to a person during the play of a sport or other physical activity is claimed. The device includes a wrist band that is worn around the wrist. The wrist band supports a pocket, wherein the pocket defines a confined area. Contained within the confined area of the pocket is a volume of powder. The powder can be contained in a bag or can be directly poured into the pocket. As least a portion of the structure of the pocket is porous to the powder. As such, when the pocket on the wrist band is contacted, a small amount of powder is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventor: Dorothea Tillman
  • Patent number: 6313049
    Abstract: Food industry disposable wet sanitizer wipe(s) (10) for food preparation surfaces, utensils, cooking instruments, containers and the like; using U.S. food industry approved legal sanitizer(s) and their respective legal solution parts per million of quaternary ammonium; chlorine/bleach and/or iodine which is saturated/impreganted into at least one absorbent fabric sheet(s) (11) and/or sponge(s) (12) which optionally may have at least one foldable line (13); such absorbent fabric and/or sponge is enclosed by at least one over-wrap (19) layer and sealed (26) on at least one border margin and/or side edge (21) thereof. A release-opening (22) permitting a food-related instrument and the like, to enter the sanitizer packet (20) from at least one exterior face (25) surface(s) of the packet (20) or blister pack (30). The packets and blister-packs may be non-articulated and/or articulated to each other by release lines of separation (24) which permit easy individual packet separation as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventors: Dotty Heady, Kaz Wolkensperg
  • Patent number: 6171006
    Abstract: A permeable bag, and an environmentally friendly composition in the bag, for dispensing by handling to condition the hands of a person is provided. The conditioning is primarily for absorption of excess moisture. The use is particularly suited for participating in a sports activity that requires a natural grip of a disc, ball or the like. The composition is a powder derived from sanding oak flooring; the flooring being approximately 7% moisture content. The powder is preferably extra fine, granulated grade and comprised of particles primarily in the range of 75 &mgr;m-95 &mgr;m in size or diameter and having an irregular outer surface. Other desiccant uses primarily include drying other parts of the body, and in packaging and in protecting electrical equipment. A related method of preparing the composition includes sanding the hardwood flooring, maintaining controlled ambient conditions, screening to size and placement in the bag for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Lawrence B. Woodall
  • Patent number: 6006761
    Abstract: The applicator includes an exterior layer of liquid retaining material, an interior layer of liquid barrier material, an interior layer of filler material and an exterior layer of powder retaining material. The liquid barrier layer is interposed between the liquid retaining layer and the filler layer. The layer of powder retaining material has a peripheral edge section which extends around the end of the filler material layer to a position beneath the liquid barrier layer with its exterior surface facing the interior surface of the liquid retaining layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Victoria Vogue, Inc.
    Inventor: Catherine A. Meledandri
  • Patent number: 5609431
    Abstract: A cleaning material designed for removing difficult stains and dirt from smooth and textured surfaces. The material is made of a plurality of flat chisel-like synthetic fibers which are somewhat pliant and protrude from a backing designed to hold the fibers in place. The material may be embodied in the shape of a mitt to fit over the hand of the user with a backing suitable to protect the user's hands. The material may also be configured in other fashions and in combination with different backings and attached to various instruments to provide greater ease of use for particular cleaning chores. Two inner layers of sponge, surrounding a soap or a chemical, can be surrounded by two outer layers of the cleaning material to form a pot scrubber pad. The inner and outer layers can be sealed by an ultrasonic welding technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Innovative Cleaning Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew B. Carroll
  • Patent number: 5180240
    Abstract: Process for compacting a pulverulent mixture (P) on a support (2) in order to obtain an applicator formed by the said support (2) provided with a pellet (23) of the compacted pulverulent mixture. Compacting is effected in an enclosure (11) in which a piston (3) slides, the piston (3) applying pressure to a layer of powder disposed at the bottom of the enclosure (11) and ultrasonic waves being emitted through the support (2) while the pressure is applied by the piston. The support (2) is provided with anfractuosities over at least part of its surface in contact with the pulverulent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 4917134
    Abstract: A disposable medicinal applicator pad capable of being reshaped from a substantially flat configuration for storage to a puff configuration for use on a patient and a applicator pad dispenser for storing and dispensing a plurality of disposable medicinal applicator pads when in the substantially flat configuration, each disposable medicinal applicator pad comprises a pair of porous, absorbent membranes secured together by a continuous thread with a basting about the periphery thereof to retain a medicinal powder therebetween, the continuous thread includes a loop or grasping element whereby the continuous thread may be drawn or gathered about the periphery of the pair of porous, absorbent membranes by pulling or drawing the grasping element to reshape the disposable medicinal applicator pad to the puff configuration such that the medicinal powder may be applied to a specific area of the patient's body to reduce excoriation and maintain the normal pH level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Gloria Simonzi
  • Patent number: 4572690
    Abstract: A rosin bag - type dispenser and a powder - form gripping composition therefor are disclosed. The gripping composition comprises a particular inorganic oxide in admixture with an astringent. The particulate inorganic oxide which is present as the major component of the admixture is suitably a low bulk density oxide such as fumed silica, alumina or titania. The astringent is preferably aluminum chlorohydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Chemical Specialties Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel F. Savanuck
  • Patent number: 4557620
    Abstract: A pounce applicator which embodies a hand-sized storage container, a portion of which also serves as the gripping surface, and a replaceable pad unit which includes a core containing a reservoir for pounce and a system of pounce carrying channels, a support screen, a pounce flow limiter, a foam pad and a covering cloth. Included is external access to permit refilling of the reservoir. Enhanced distribution of pounce, particularly for vertical and overhead surfaces, is obtained through the use of an externally pressed bellows-shaped plug which provides increased air pressure internal to the pad unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Inventor: Raymond E. Hancy
  • Patent number: 4545819
    Abstract: An implement for writing on an absorbent or porous surface as provided, said implement including a writing or marking tip and said implement containing a writing medium, wherein said writing medium comprises an ink composition including:a first colorant,a second colorant anda vehicle,said first colorant being dispersed throughout said vehicle and having a particle size sufficiently large so as to substantially not permeate or be absorbed into said writing surface andsaid second colorant being dispersed or dissolved throughout said vehicle and being capable of substantially permeating or being absorbed into said writing surface and diffusing into the area on said surface proximate to said writing,whereby writing applied by said implement to said surface includes an inner portion of said first colorant bordered by substantial outer portions formed by said second colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Sakupa Color Products Corp.
    Inventors: Keiko Shioi, Yukito Shoji
  • Patent number: 4543679
    Abstract: A toothbrush assembly combining a toothbrush handle, a brush assembly releasably engageable with a head end of the handle, and an oral hygiene device releasably engageable with the tail end of the handle. The head end of the handle has a recess formed therein designed to provide a snap fit with a base of the brush assembly. The tail end of the handle is shaped to provide releasable engagement with a base of the oral hygiene device. The oral hygiene device can take numerous forms. For instance, the oral hygiene device can be used to apply an oral hygiene agent, such as a disclosing agent or a gum treating agent, or a herbal combination usable in oral hygiene, or a refreshing agent. Alternatively, the oral hygiene device can take the form of a stimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Oral Ease Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Rosofsky, Alfred M. Blumenfeld
  • Patent number: 4512677
    Abstract: A car cleaning kit comprising a dispenser, a bristled fibrous applicator, and a substantially nonabrasive liquid cleaner composition. The kit is used to clean car surfaces without an external source of water to wash or rinse. The liquid cleaner is a composition of up to 30% polymeric solids, up to 95% liquid carrier and an effective amount of a suspension aid. It is used to clean painted, metal and vinyl surfaces. It does not leave unsightly residue embedded in the texture of vinyl surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Toan Trinh
  • Patent number: 4457643
    Abstract: A soap and sponge washing device, for example, for washing the body in a shower or bath includes a container forming an envelope for a bar of soap, discrete openings through to the container interior allowing water access to the soap and the facile exiting of lather for washing purposes, and a tab-like locking strip integral with the container material for locking the soap in the container. Preferably there is a plurality of openings and preferably the tab lock is T-shape or truncated arrow-shape and is lockable into an opening in the container to block the entrance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Inventor: Joseph E. Caniglia
  • Patent number: 4448560
    Abstract: This invention is a terry cloth towel and a bag containing powdered rosin; the towel and bag being detachably attached together by loop pile or Velcro fastener means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Inventor: Donald R. Monaco, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4368184
    Abstract: Method for applying loose, free-flowing powder compositions to the skin from a dispensing container utilizing a dispensing ball or roller containing filamentous hair-like projections over its exterior surface, and dry antiperspirant powder compositions based on particulate aluminum and/or zirconium chlorohydrate as the active antiperspirant ingredient including minor amounts of a surfactant vehicle to aid in maintaining the powder on the skin after contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Assignee: Carter-Wallace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Drucker, Frank Shea
  • Patent number: 4342522
    Abstract: A roll-on dispenser having an applicator ball, which dispenser is provided with a porous membrane that coacts with the ball to regulate the dispension of controlled amounts of powders. The amounts of material dispensed is dependent upon the porosity of the membrane and the porosity of the membrane is dependent upon the degree of its deformation by the ball upon operation of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Company
    Inventor: Leonard Mackles
  • Patent number: 4319852
    Abstract: A material dispensing brush having a substantially rigid holding chamber and a resiliently, deformable bulb attached to the chamber for the purpose of pressurizing the same. The bulb is positioned proximate to the handle of the brush so that an operator may use his thumb to depress the bulb and thus increase the air pressure within the holding chamber so as to effect an ejectment of treatment material outwardly from the chamber through a plurality of dispensing orifices extending through the bristle retaining portion of the brush. The dispensing orifices have a truncated shaped portion proximate to the holding chamber so as to facilitate the delivery of the treatment material into the orifices during a pressurization of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventors: James L. Bell, Dorothy L. Bell
  • Patent number: 4269527
    Abstract: An applicator for pulverizable substances. The applicator comprises, in co-operation, a resilient container for the pulverizable substance, a permeable membrane through which said substance passes and means for maintaining and releasing said substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Donald E. Lipfert, Willfred Goldschmidt
  • Patent number: 4223999
    Abstract: An applicator is shown for applying a thin coating of stippled plaster or stucco to a ceiling or wall structure. The applicator includes an elongated tubular member that has an open top and is fitted with a piston having an elongated handle that is attached to its underside. The plaster compound is loaded into the tubular member on top of the piston. A porous cover in the form of a net material of fine mesh is fastened over the top end of the tubular member. The plaster compound may be extruded through the porous cover by moving the handle towards the surface to be stippled so as to bring the cover and the top edge of the tubular member into engagement with the said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Inventor: Ralph W. Wells
  • Patent number: 3936198
    Abstract: A cord extends through a cylindrical member. A pair of rubber washer stop devices are frictionally mounted on the cord and are movably positionable on the cord for holding the member in a desired position on the cord. Handles are affixed to the ends of the cord. Sleeve-type covers are provided on the cylindrical member for application to the back of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Martin