With Removable Cap For Tool Patents (Class 401/202)
  • Patent number: 9573411
    Abstract: A protective element for a writing tip of a writing instrument including a cap extending longitudinally along a central axis and configured to be fitted onto a body of the instrument, and a clip extending substantially parallel to the central axis from a first end fixed to the cap to a free end. The clip and the cap are in one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Michel Willemin, Nakis Karapatis, Jean-Claude Martin
  • Patent number: 9572967
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a body having a proximal and a distal end, a container slidably coupled to the body, a valve cap coupled to the container, and an application member attached to the distal end, wherein an interior of the container is placed in fluid communication with the application member by way of a fluid conduit that is only accessible when one of the body and the container are axially translated in an opposite direction away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick McDonald, Manuel Guzman
  • Patent number: 9399367
    Abstract: A dual chamber container includes an inner hollow body containing a marker fluid which is adapted to be dispensed. The inner hollow body is at least partially surrounded by an outer hollow body containing a decorative fluid which is retained in the container as the marker fluid is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Arrow International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Schaffnit, Gary E. Johnston, Shannon K. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9302530
    Abstract: A writing implement (1) wherein the outer circumferential surface of a crown outer cylindrical section (21) fits into the inner circumferential surface of a case (11) and the inner circumferential surface of a crown inner cylindrical section (22) fits into the outer circumferential surface of an attachment body (12). In addition, an annular space (27) is formed in the crown (5), between the inner circumferential surface of the crown outer cylindrical section (21) and the outer circumferential surface of the crown inner cylindrical section (22). Air will flow through the annular space (27) even if, for example, the cap (2) becomes stuck in the bronchial tubes of an infant as a result of being accidentally swallowed by the infant. Suffocation accidents can, therefore, be reliably prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takeo Fukumoto, Syuuhei Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20150104236
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to a liquid applicator comprising a container, a plug, a flow control unit, a biasing member, a collar holder, a discharge barrel, a collar, an application member and an actuation means. The actuation means is configured to displace the collar holder along a longitudinal axis of the liquid applicator to bring the liquid applicator to an open position or to a closed position. The flow control unit closes the at least one aperture in the plug in the closed position and in the open position, the flow control unit opens the at least one aperture in the plug and the liquid content flows from the at least one aperture to the collar holder so that the container, the plug and the collar holder are in fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Rajesh Deswal
  • Publication number: 20150093175
    Abstract: A writing instrument with a safety cap is disclosed which comprises a tubular body with a grip body having one end securing a writing tip or nib, and disposed within the tubular body, an ink cartridge for supplying ink to the writing tip or nib. The tubular body comprises a barrel detachably secured to a grip body with a writing tip or nib holder. The barrel may include a retention feature to which the user may safely detachably secure the safety cap while using the instrument. The barrel may include one or more tabs protruding from the barrel body which act to prevent the writing instrument from uncontrolled rolling when the instrument is set down on a surface. A safety cap with one or more vents formed inside the periphery of the cap provide for the bi-directional flow of air or other fluids axially through the cap in the event a user ingests the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
    Inventors: Nancy Perkins, Gordon Spark, David White, Jonathan Kirkpatrick, Iam White, Ian McDermott
  • Publication number: 20150050067
    Abstract: An eye shadow pencil case includes a container for receiving eye shadow, a rotatable control tube, and a makeup tool for applying the eye shadow. The container includes a top end having a first opening. A sliding groove is formed in an intermediate portion of an outer periphery of the container and includes an open position and a closed position. The rotatable control tube includes a top end having a second opening. The rotatable control tube further includes an inner periphery having a protrusion. The protrusion slides in the sliding groove when the rotatable control tube is rotated. The second opening is aligned with the first opening when the protrusion is in the open position. The second opening is not aligned with the first opening when the protrusion is in the closed position. The makeup tool is mounted on the top end of the rotatable control tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hsiao-Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 8944716
    Abstract: An applicator cap is closed on the front side and opening on the rear side, covering an applying part provided in the front end of a barrel cylinder of an applicator, from the rear-side opening, and detachably fitted on the barrel cylinder so as to be able to seal and keep the surrounding space of the applying part airtight, and includes a holding portion formed such that the middle part of the cap with respect to the axial direction is smaller in outside diameter than the front end with respect to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yukinori Sawa, Tooru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8920059
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus can be attached and detached to and from any tube container that properly fits. The tube is not part of the invention, but works with the invention as a handle and as a dispenser. When the tube is attached to the applicator apparatus, the hole of the tube in which the tubes contents come out of, meets with the hole of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus's hole is surrounded by an applicator material such as brush bristles or sponge. When the tube is squeezed, the tubes contents will come out of the hole of the applicator apparatus and be introduce onto the surrounding bristles of the brush or sponge of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus attaches to a lid. The top portion of the lid has an opening in which the applicator apparatus can be placed into. The bottom portion of the lid can have a suction cup base that is to be secured onto a flat hard surface or a pull tab that can be taken off by a humans mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Alina Kravchenko
  • Patent number: 8905666
    Abstract: When the cap is released, the application body that is urged to the applicator front end side slides to the applicator front end side, and in this condition, the click button is actuated in linkage by the inclined part of the click button being pushed by the application body projection so that the click button moves up and juts out from the peripheral side of the front barrel and the valve set opens at approximately the same time. Upon usage, when the jutting click button is pushed and released, the application body is slid in the axial direction by the abutment between the inclined part of the click button and the applicator body projection so as to be able to open and close the valve set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeki Ooba
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8777504
    Abstract: A tool that is useful for cleaning and disinfecting the attachment surfaces of a fluid connector device used in medical applications, the tool having a housing with an opening of defined shape and a chemically treated flexible insert positionable inside the housing that substantially conforms to the inside wall of the housing and, when placed over the attachment surfaces of a fluid connector device, can be manipulated axially and rotationally relative to the attachment surfaces to contact, clean and disinfect the surfaces. Some embodiments can also be used for topical cleaning of skin or other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu, Steven E. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8764331
    Abstract: A marker has a cap with a reverse clip, which opens toward the closed end of the cap, that is, in the same direction as the force applied to remove the cap, thereby allowing the cap to be removed with one hand without dislodging the reverse clip from its attachment. To facilitate single-handed removal and replacement of the marker, the cap has a semi-tubular cap extension, terminating in a flange from which the reverse clip extends. The cap extension acts as a guide for replacing the marker in the cap with one hand, while the flange provides a flat surface against which downward thumb pressure can be applied to separate the cap from the marker as the latter is pulled up with the other fingers of the same hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lubanski
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8708980
    Abstract: One applicator for use with ointment includes a housing defining a holding chamber. The holding chamber has a single entrance distinct from a single exit and is flexible such that deformation of the housing reduces capacity of the holding chamber and forces contents of the holding chamber to pass through the exit. A one-way valve is at the entrance for allowing the ointment to enter the holding chamber through the entrance and restricting the ointment from exiting the holding chamber through the entrance. A tip extends from the housing adjacent the exit. The tip has a proximal end meeting the housing and a pliant distal end spaced apart from the housing. The tip distal end is flared from the tip proximal end and has a generally planar leading surface. A channel in the tip extends from the exit to the leading surface, and is flared at the leading surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer Welser
  • Publication number: 20140056634
    Abstract: A glass marker pencil utilized on a surface that includes a generally elongated shaped base market pencil with a top and a body, a tip that protrudes from the top of the base marker pencil, the tip is contained within the body of the base marker pencil, an ink contained in the tip and a cap placed over the tip to protect the tip. The tip can be a variety of different types of tips and the ink can be a variety of different types of inks that are non-toxic and made of glycerin color dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kimberly DeBuhr
  • Patent number: 8647006
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Randal W. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20130330115
    Abstract: A marking pen including a body including a pen and a cap. The cap includes a clip including a first leg that extends from the cap body and away from the cap body in a first direction that is along a transverse axis of the cap body, a second leg that extends from the first leg and away from the first leg in a second direction to create a gap between the second leg and the cap body, and a third leg that extends from the second leg in a third direction along a longitudinal axis of the cap body and the third leg also extends toward the cap body along the transverse axis of the cap body. The clip is configured to attach the cap to an article of clothing in the gap between the second leg and the cap body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven W. Hyma, Wade F. Burch, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 8585309
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic container, comprising: a housing which has an opening at one side and contains liquid materials in an inner space; a discharge portion, one end of which is coupled with the opening of the housing and the other end has discharge protrusions for discharging the materials; a shoulder which includes a body having a through-hole in the center, a lower insertion portion for coupling with the housing or the discharge portion and an upper insertion portion formed at the upper part of the body; a ring with a hollow body and a connecting portion coupled with the upper insertion portion of the shoulder at the lower part of the body; a cosmetic application member inserted into the ring and which has a through-hole where the discharge protrusions of the discharge portion are inserted; and a cap coupled with the shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: S&P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk Song
  • Patent number: 8567419
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of cleaning a material includes pipes arranged in a first barrel; and through holes defined in a second barrel. The second barrel is received in the first barrel. The apparatus further includes a driver comprising a drive shaft, the drive shaft extending through the first barrel and being connected to the second barrel. A fluid container is included store fluid, an air controller is provided air-dry the material. Before washing the material, the second barrel is driven by the driver to cause each of the through holes to disengage from a corresponding pipe. After washing the material, the second barrel is driven by the driver to cause each of the through holes to engage with the corresponding pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • 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: 8523474
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device with ratchet is provided with a container, a transmission assembly, a dispensing assembly, and a cap. A pulling of the cap away from the container bounces a carrier and unblocks an inlet opening. A further turning of the sleeve toward a predetermined direction co-rotates both the rotation ring and the externally threaded pipe to move the plunger toward bottom of the container along the externally threaded pipe in order to push the liquid to flow to the application head via the channel, the inlet opening, and the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8523340
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing ink droplets generated by bursting bubbles within an ink developer includes a surface directing an ink flow into a channel; and a protrusion within the channel that reduces ink droplets generated by bursting bubbles entrained within the ink flow. An ink developer includes an ink source supplying ink to the ink developer; an electrode which develops a portion of the ink onto a developer roller; and a splash guard which directs an undeveloped ink flow into a channel which has a reduced cross-section area configured to reduce bubbles exiting the channel and bursting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Sabo, Evgeny Korol
  • Publication number: 20130223916
    Abstract: A nib assembly for a writing instrument comprises a ferrule having a first end and a second end. The ferrule includes an inner ferrule wall and an outer ferrule wall, the inner ferrule wall and the outer ferrule wall being separated by a well having an opening. A cap has a first end, a second end, and a first cap wall. The first cap wall is sized and shaped to be at least partially received within the well, the first cap wall being disposed at least partially within the well, between the inner ferrule wall and the outer ferrule wall, when the cap is coupled to the ferrule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: Carmen O. Lira-Nunez, Katherine J. Radville, Andrew M. Bielecki
  • Patent number: 8496392
    Abstract: A writing instrument is provided. The instrument has (a) a body having opposing first and second ends, the body comprising a marking element extending from one or both ends, and (b) a sheet dispenser coupled to a first cap that is able to engage the first or the second end of the body portion, the dispenser comprising (i) a base disposed on the first cap; and (ii) a cover removably, e.g., slideably, engageable with the base, wherein the dispenser is disposed axially along a centerline of the writing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 8449213
    Abstract: An eyeliner applicator includes a pen tube, a bead, a connecting tube, a first water-absorbed member, a second water-absorbed member, a fixing means, and a retainer ring. The connecting tube has an applicator body, a pushing portion, a passage, an outer surface, and at least an abutting member. The passage comprises an upper section and a lower section. The first water-absorbed member is disposed in the upper section of the passage. The second water-absorbed member is disposed in the lower section of the passage. A density of the first water-absorbed member is greater than a density of the second water-absorbed member. The abutting member is disposed on the outer surface of the connecting tube. The retainer ring detachably clasps the outer surface. The applicator can prevent the water of ink from vaporizing and the water-absorbed members from absorbing much ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Ching-Tse Chang
  • Patent number: 8444339
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body that extends longitudinally between a top end and a bottom end, an elongate slot disposed in an outer surface of the body and having first and second spaced-apart detents, and a cap disposed coaxially around the body and having a cut therein that defines an elongate arm. The elongate arm has an inwardly-oriented protrusion configured to engage the detents of the slot. The cap is slidable along the body such that the inwardly-oriented protrusion slides along the slot until it detachably engages a detent, thereby retaining the cap in either a closed position that covers the bottom end or an open position in which the bottom end is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Zhao, Weiying Chen
  • Patent number: 8360670
    Abstract: A pen-like applicator contains a pen shaft having a removable cap at a first end and at the other, second end, a delivery button that acts upon a reservoir for application fluid. A protective device while being in a protected position, protects the delivery button from being actuated when the cap is on and being coupled to the movement of the cap in a way, such that the protective device is in a release position that releases the delivery button for actuation when the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventor: Werner Zahn
  • Publication number: 20130022747
    Abstract: The present invention may be embodied as an apparatus for applying texture material to a destination surface defining a pre-textured portion formed by a spray system and an untextured portion, where the pre-textured portion comprises visually perceptible particles. The apparatus comprises a flexible container defining a container chamber, texture material arranged within the container chamber, a sponge base, and a sponge member. The application of deliberate manual force to the container forces the texture material in the container chamber out of the container member. The sponge member is angled with respect to the dispensing axis such that a visually perceptible exposed portion of the particulate material transferred to the untextured portion of the destination surface is allowed to project from the destination surface after the texture material is deposited on the destination surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, JR., Randal W. Hanson
  • 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: 20120266907
    Abstract: An improved eyeliner applicator comprises a holding tube, an outer cap, and an outer case. The holding tube includes a buffering tube and a liquid feeding core insertedly fixed in the buffering tube. The liquid feeding core has a front end being fitted with a brush tip and a rear end communicating with a chamber of cosmetic liquid. The buffering tube is provided with a plurality of grooves, which communicate with the liquid feeding core via a plurality of through holes such that, when cosmetic liquid fed from the chamber is more than the required, excessive liquid can be diverted to the grooves, when the cosmetic liquid fed from the chamber is less than the required, the liquid stored in the grooves can be sucked back to the liquid feeding core to continuously supply liquid to the brush tip, thereby providing an steady flow to facilitate the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: LI-CHUN CHAN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8267610
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a cleansing solution on to a tissue comprised of: a reservoir container forming an interior volume for holding a cleansing solution and an opening that provides access to the interior volume; a dispersion component comprised of an upper surface, a lower surface, a plurality of holes on the upper surface, and at least one channel between the upper and lower surfaces; and a pump assembly comprised of a tubular member extending from the interior volume of the reservoir container, through the opening, and mated to the lower surface of the dispersion component, in which the pump assembly defines an actuator for pumping the cleansing solution from said interior volume of the reservoir container, through the one or more channels, and through the holes of the upper surface of said dispersion component when a pressure is applied to the dispersion component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Avery Goodman
  • Patent number: 8215860
    Abstract: In the cosmetic storage type applicator having a structure for supplying a cosmetic to an applying part from the interior of a barrel cylinder, a cap removably attached to the front part of the barrel cylinder for covering the applying part and plastic mouthpiece is provided; an inner sleeve having a tapered inside diameter toward the front end is arranged inside the body of cap and integrally formed with the cap body; and the inner peripheral surfaces and from the inner sleeve to the cap body are formed with a smooth surface without any step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Uehara, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Masaaki Morita
  • Publication number: 20120070220
    Abstract: An applicator device for storing and dispensing an adhesive or sealant material, which are compatible with irradiation sterilization techniques, the applicator comprising: an applicator body comprising a cutting portion to break the frangible seal of the container for the adhesive, and a grasping and squeezing portion for controlling the flow rate of the adhesive; a container for an adhesive material that is movable relative to the applicator body and is made of materials with high barrier property; and a porous applicator tip that is secured to or frictionally fits into the applicator body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Ruiz, SR., Sheng Zhang, Martin Krauss
  • Publication number: 20120057923
    Abstract: An ink application tool that conveniently allows users to accurately mark surfaces for cutting without the need for measurements. The present invention makes use of an applicator with a uniquely designed dispensing mechanism that allows users to evenly mark surfaces that need to be cut by outlining the object to be fitted into the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathon Carl PINTER
  • Patent number: 8128302
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprises a substantially tubular body extending between a top and a writing end, and an elongate slot disposed in an outer surface of the body and having a detents defined at each end of the slot, and a tubular open-ended cap disposed coaxially around the body and having a cut defining an elongate arm connected to the cap at one end and having an inwardly-oriented protrusion at another end and sized to engage the detents of the slot. The cap is slidable along the body such that the inwardly-oriented protrusion slides along the slot until it engages a detent at an end of the slot thereby arresting the cap either in a closed position, in which the cap covers the writing end, or in an open position in which the writing end is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Zhao, Weiying Chen
  • Patent number: 8123426
    Abstract: A tube-shaped cosmetics container for discharging cream-type cosmetics, and more particularly, to a tube-shaped container containing cream-type cosmetics, an intermediate member, and a cap. When the cap is opened, the discharger is opened, and when closed, the discharger is sealed, which makes the discharge of cream-type cosmetics easy. And when not in use, an intermediate member is pressed by being thread coupled, thereby the discharger is naturally sealed so that the discharge of cream-type cosmetics contained in the tube-shaped container is prevented, by which cream-type cosmetics is less wasted, and a clean state is always kept by preventing contamination of surrounding areas of the cosmetic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Publication number: 20120039661
    Abstract: In the liquid material feeding container, a piston is formed with a seal portion at a front portion thereof, being sliding in contact with an inner wall of a housing portion of a barrel body, and a cylindrical portion having projections in an outer periphery of a rear end portion and a female thread portion in an inner periphery thereof, and in an outer peripheral surface of the front portion extending frontward from the above-described operating portion of the above-described rotating element, a male thread portion is formed, and in the above-described barrel body, a space of the housing portion is formed in a frontward portion and a groove portion with which the projection is engaged is formed in a backward portion along an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeo Fukumoto, Satoru Sumiyoshi, Mitsuru Endou
  • Publication number: 20120003030
    Abstract: Novel pen structures for securing pen cap to a pen. A tethering structure is mounted to a securing ring that is mounted on the holding barrel a pen. The attached tether then holds a cap close to the holding barrel and the cap can therefore either be placed over or be removed from the writing tip without being detached from the holding barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Louis Kish, Jozsef Horvath
  • Patent number: 8025453
    Abstract: A multi-functional cleaning and neatening tool includes a body which is easy to carry and operate. Below the body is connected with a wipe board. In a normal day, a bottom lid is covered on the wipe board and can be removed when cleaning or neatening an automobile. In collaboration with different cleaning solution in the body and the wipe board of a variety of material, scratches on a body or glass of the automobile can be dealt with, the automobile can be waxed or washed with bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Yi-Chang Chan
  • Publication number: 20110200383
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for a fluid including: a body topped with a head, said head having an upper plate with a substantially planar surface and having an outlet orifice to distribute the fluid, said fluid being contained in the body; and a foam applicator mounted on a support, the foam applicator including an annular groove configured to cooperate with a lateral annular protrusion belonging to said support, where the device is configured so that the lower portion of the applicator situated under the annular groove and intended to be in contact with the head is compressed when the support and the foam applicator are mounted on the head of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: FIGIE LUXEMBOURG SA
    Inventor: GĂ©rard GIEUX
  • Patent number: 7975730
    Abstract: Coloring apparatus comprises a first marker pen having a housing including an absorbent nib containing a liquid or dye of a first color, and a second marker pen having a housing including an absorbent nib containing a liquid or dye of a second color. The housings of the marker pens are dimensioned and shaped to engage opposing end portions of a tubular docking member with their absorbent nibs spaced one from the other. Means are provided to enable relative movement to take place between the pens while in position within the docking member thereby causing the absorbent nibs selectively to make contact with one another within the docking member and to be released from such contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Terence William Bolton
  • Publication number: 20110091264
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser includes a cap; a dispensing assembly in the cap and comprising a spring-biased plunger having a channel therethrough, and a dispensing seat releasably secured to the plunger; a case with the dispensing assembly disposed therein and comprising a peripheral communicating hole; a preparation container threadedly secured to the cap; a battery barrel; a push button switch in the battery barrel; a battery in the battery barrel between the switch and a motor; and a motor receptacle threadedly secured to the battery barrel and secured to the container. In an on operation, pressing a push button of the switch one time will electrically connect the battery and the motor together and activate the motor to cause vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20100272498
    Abstract: An apparatus for moistening a portion of an article includes an elongated reservoir carrying a moistening fluid. The apparatus further includes an applicator assembly removably coupled with a first open end portion of the elongated reservoir, and configured in fluid communication with the elongated reservoir. The applicator assembly includes an applicator adapted to discharge the moistening fluid from within the elongated reservoir when the applicator is pressed against the portion of the article. Furthermore, the apparatus includes a lid member detachably secured to a second open end portion of the elongated reservoir. In addition, the apparatus includes a cap member detachably secured to one of the applicator assembly and the lid member for covering one of the applicator and the lid member. Moreover, the apparatus includes a securing member attached to one of the elongated reservoir and the cap member for enabling a user to secure the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Debra Crocitto, Peter S. Crocitto
  • Patent number: 7785028
    Abstract: A covering element (1) for manual-use articles such as pens, felt-tip pens, correction fluids and the like, comprises a case (3) adapted to receive a respective article (2) by insertion. The covering element (1) further comprises coupling means to ensure engagement of the covering element (1) with the respective article (2). Advantageously, the covering element is also provided with abutment means (5) associated with the case (3) to cause shifting of the covering element (1) between a coupled condition and a released condition, by effect of at least one manual action. The abutment means (5) consists of respective abutment surfaces (7, 9) protruding from the case (3) to enable a manual thrust to be exerted on the covering element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: F.I.L.A. - Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Cont, Giancarlo Bozzani
  • Patent number: 7722275
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a writing instrument with a tape flag dispenser, a writing instrument has a body portion, a writing tip, and a flag dispenser that can be attached to and detached from the body portion. The flag dispenser holds a supply of tape flags, such as a folded stack of tape flags, which can be removed through an opening in the dispenser. The flag dispenser can be, for example, a cap that covers the writing tip or an attachment that affixes to an end of the body portion. In another embodiment, a writing instrument has a body portion, a writing tip, a flag dispenser integrally incorporated into the body portion, a containing section housed in the flag dispenser, and an opening in the containing section through which tape flags can be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Erlebacher, Andrew Bielecki, Barry H. Jacobs, Jaime Arenas, Brian D. Furlong, Danny R. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7722277
    Abstract: A tube type liquid cosmetics case has a tube shaped case having an opening located at an upper portion, the opening being surrounded by a plurality of moving insert grooves; an upper body coupled to the tube shaped case adjacent the opening; a solution transfer tube; a brush surrounding the solution transfer tube; an insert part provided at a lower portion of the upper body; an eject hole member having a divided opening and a sealing jaw ring located within the insert part; and a plurality of moving insert pieces provided at the lower portion of the upper body and engaging with the plurality of moving insert grooves. A check valve is located in an insert hole provided in the tube shaped case, and a cap is threadably coupled to the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7712991
    Abstract: An applicator (1) for fluid substances for medical and/or cosmetic use comprises a container (2), which is divided by a transverse breakable partition (3) into a first chamber (4) for containing a fluid substance and a second chamber (5), which is spaced in an axial direction from the first chamber (4) and is provided with an opening (6), a piercing element (7), which is associated with the opening substantially hermetically with respect to the substance and so that it can slide axially between a first configuration, in which it does not interfere with the partition (3), and a second configuration, in which it interferes with the partition (3) in order to break it, an axial hole (8) formed through the piercing element (7), a porous pad (9), which is associated with the end of the piercing element (7) that is directed toward the outside of the container (2), and a cap (10) for covering the pad (9), which is detachably associated with the piercing element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Lameplast S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana