Including Ball, Roller Or Endless-belt Tool Patents (Class 401/208)
  • Patent number: 9464447
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a container dispensing a seaming compound comprises a connector plate configured for coupling to the container, a first handle, and a second handle, wherein each of the first handle and the second handle is coupled to the connector plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: AXIA ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilson, Matthew W. Jungklaus
  • Patent number: 9381539
    Abstract: An apparatus for an adjustable flow edge seal applicator comprises a housing, a moveable applicator, and at least one channel. The housing has a cavity. The moveable applicator is moveably attached to the housing. The at least one channel has an inlet in communication with the cavity and an outlet in communication with the moveable applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joshua P. Carlsen, David Allen Triggs, Michael B. Flannigan
  • Patent number: 8950966
    Abstract: Proposed is a device for applying a flowable substance comprising an outer shell (14) forming a receptacle for the flowable substance, as well as at least one portionally cylindrical insert (12) assigned to an application tip (22) and open at one end and closed at the other end and its shell featuring at least one orifice (34) connected to the open end. The outer shell (14) is shiftable in relation to the insert (12) between a blocked position in which a fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is blocked by means of a sealing device and an activated position in which the fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is released. The insert (12) has a male screw thread (20) mating the outer shell (14), the flowable substance flowing after twisting of the insert (12) in relation to the outer shell (14) and release of the orifice (34) into the insert (12). The outer shell is made, at least portionally, of an elastomeric plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8899856
    Abstract: An applicator (10) for applying a cosmetic product onto a person's skin, the applicator (10) comprising a first handle component (12) and an application arrangement (14) connected to the first handle component (12). The application arrangement (14) comprises at least two application elements (16.1, 16.2) that can be loaded with cosmetic product, each of which can be brought selectively into contact with the person's skin to apply the cosmetic product. In an embodiment, the application arrangement (14) is rotatably fitted to a distal end (18) of the first handle component, (12) thereby allowing a user to select which application element (16.1, 16.2) is to be loaded with cosmetic product for application to the person's skin. In an embodiment, each application element (16.1, 16.2) is rotatably fitted to a support, which in turn is rotatably fitted to the distal end (18) of the first handle component (12), the rotating application element facilitating the loading and application of the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michel Limongi, Gaël Thorez, Benoît Kellal
  • Patent number: 8882382
    Abstract: A device for applying epilation wax, allowing for a precise application from the stand-point of thickness as well as dimensions of the application, comprising a body (10) containing wax, a head comprising an open housing provided with longitudinal and transverse lateral walls, the housing receiving a movable applicator (28) mounted in rotation in the housing, characterized in that the movable applicator (28) is a wheel (50) whose lateral surfaces (54-1 and 54-2) are domed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Giles Coupard, Virginie Fera
  • Publication number: 20140234006
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to modular painting devices for painting and/or printing a surface. In some examples, the modular painting devices include a paint cartridge and a handle attached to a roller assembly. The roller assembly includes a housing and one or more rollers rotatably attached to the housing. The one or more rollers are configured to receive paint from the paint cartridge and transfer paint to the surface. In some further examples, the one or more rollers includes an inner roller and an outer roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Nicolulis
  • Patent number: 8697178
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a cable, the cable having a longitudinal direction, includes A) cleaning the surface of the cable, and B) applying coating to the cable by rotating a coating application means around the cable allowing the application of the coating. The steps are performed from a platform being moved along the cable in a movement direction by at least three wheels that are fastened in a force-locking manner to the cable. Step A) is performed in the movement direction before the wheels, and step B) is performed in the movement direction behind the wheels. The wheels are driven by a motor that can be controlled in such a manner that the platform can be positioned at predefined positions reproducibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Diagnose-und Ingenieurgesellschaft Dr. Boué
    Inventor: Andreas Boué
  • Patent number: 8662781
    Abstract: The invention provides cleaning implements that include head components comprising cleaning surface components and cleaning material support components. The cleaning material support components typically include cleaning material receiving areas that communicate with the cleaning surface components. Cleaning material receiving areas are generally configured to receive cleaning materials that are movable to and/or from the cleaning material receiving areas to extend over at least portions of the cleaning surface components. The invention also provides cleaning material components that include cleaning material support structures and cleaning materials. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher C. Sappenfield
  • Patent number: 8651762
    Abstract: It is an aim to provide a tip unit for a liquid applicator and a liquid applicator that make written (applied) lines to change in thickness and give excellent durability. A tip unit used for a liquid applicator includes a ball house having an opening at its distal end and an introduction channel for application liquid in communication with the ball house, wherein the ball house holds therein at least two balls having a leading ball and an adjacent ball next to the leading ball, the balls being serially lined in an axial direction of the tip unit, the leading ball being partly exposed outside from the opening, and the leading ball being softer than the adjacent ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Nakatani, Sakiko Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140039013
    Abstract: The present invention provide chemical modulators of insect olfactory receptors. In particular, compounds and compositions are provided that can inhibit host targeting functions in insects such as mosquitoes. Method of employing such agents, and articles incorporating the same, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Laurence Zwiebel, Gregory M. Pask, David C. Rinker, Patrick L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130344254
    Abstract: A dual end liquid applicator including a reservoir handle having a first opening defined at a first end, a second opening defined at a second end opposing the first end, a first head member, and a second head member is provided. The reservoir handle defines an internal cavity for storing a dispensing liquid. The first head member is operably connected at the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle. The second head member is operably connected at the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle. The first head member and the second head member, when rolled over a contact surface, transfer and dispense the dispensing liquid from the internal cavity of the reservoir handle through the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle and the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle respectively, to the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sheherazade Sohrabpour King
  • Patent number: 8602671
    Abstract: A cosmetics container has a puff rotatably mounted on a container body. The cosmetics container of the present invention has a container body for containing liquid cosmetics and having a discharge port for discharging the cosmetics outside, a supporting member mounted rotatably on an outside of the container body and a puff assembled on an outside of the supporting member and rotating together with the supporting member. With the cosmetics container, dressing cosmetics is convenient and the user can dress the cosmetics uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 8596898
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly comprising a primary roller (69) and a secondary roller (67), the secondary roller being positioned relative to the primary roller such that paint supplied to the roller assembly passes over part of the secondary roller before being fed onto an exterior surface of the primary roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20130315650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition for caring for and/or making up keratin materials, in particular the skin of the face, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, (i) at least one pigment in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical, mineral or organic white particle having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 1.6 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, and (ii) at least one filler in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical particle having a refractive index of less than or equal to 2 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, which is distinct from said pigments (i), and characterized in that the total content of filler(s) is less than or equal to 4% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Guillaume Cassin, Myriam Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 8591134
    Abstract: A liquid delivery device that is adaptive to animals' natural drinking habit and can be easily carried by animal owners. The liquid delivery device includes a moving member positioned at least partially in a chamber and the moving member is capable of moving laterally within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan Joseph Cahill
  • Publication number: 20130287473
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a device for applying epilation wax, allowing for a precise application from the stand-point of thickness as well as dimensions of the application, comprising a body (10) containing wax, a head, comprising an open housing provided with longitudinal and transverse lateral walls, the housing receiving a movable applicator (28) mounted in rotation in the housing, characterized in that the movable applicator (28) is a wheel (50) whose lateral surfaces (54-1 and 54-2) are domed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.
    Inventors: Giles Coupard, Virginie Fera
  • Patent number: 8500355
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing massage device is provided with a liquid container having an externally threaded neck; a dispensing assembly comprising a retaining ring, a seal, a rotatable liquid dispensing outlet, a spring biased sliding plunger defining an axial channel therethrough; a cap; a vibration shell assembly; a vibration assembly in the shell and comprising a battery powered DC motor; and a switch. In a closed position of the device, the switch is locked. In an open position of the device, the switch is unlocked and read to move, and a fluid passage is not blocked by the plunger so that a manual movement of the switch activates the DC motor for generating vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Publication number: 20130180649
    Abstract: A method for sealing a vent includes coupling a film including an adhesive surface to an applicator, applying the film onto the vent using the applicator adhering the adhesive surface to at least one of the vent and a portion of a structure surrounding the vent, and decoupling the film from the applicator during or after the applying the film. An applicator for applying a sealing film to a vent for sealing the vent includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member having a bore extending along its length and receiving the first member within the bore, where the first elongate member is longer than the second elongate member and where a first end portion of the first elongate member extends beyond a first end of the second elongate member and a second end portion of the first elongate member extends beyond a second end of the first elongate member, and where the second elongate member is rotatable to various orientations relative to the first elongate member about a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: MINTIE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: MINTIE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130101340
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing massage device is provided with a liquid container having an externally threaded neck; a dispensing assembly comprising a retaining ring, a seal, a rotatable liquid dispensing outlet, a spring biased sliding plunger defining an axial channel therethrough; a cap; a vibration shell assembly; a vibration assembly in the shell and comprising a battery powered DC motor; and a switch. In a closed position of the device, the switch is locked. In an open position of the device, the switch is unlocked and read to move, and a fluid passage is not blocked by the plunger so that a manual movement of the switch activates the DC motor for generating vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ALLEN & THOMAS COSMETIC ACCESSORIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: LI-MEI LIU
  • Publication number: 20130056019
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-compositional cosmetic applicator is disclosed. The applicator includes an application surface in liquid communication with a reservoir. The reservoir includes a first personal care composition and a second personal care composition stored therein, and the applicator is actuatable between a first and second functional configuration wherein the application surface of the applicator exhibits a first frictional force when in the first functional configuration and a second frictional force that is less than the first frictional force when in the second functional configuration. The applicator includes an actuatable delivery system that allows a user to selectively dispense the first and second compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: David Edward WILSON, Gordon Gerald Guay, Laura Elaine Bush
  • Publication number: 20120282199
    Abstract: A composition that imparts protection from ultraviolet light to the skin of a subject is provided. The composition is suitable for delivery by a roller delivery apparatus that can be used to deliver the composition to areas of the body that are traditionally difficult to reach providing more complete and even coverage and enhancing the overall effect of protection from sunlight or other ultraviolet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: George Pollack, Janine Pollack
  • Publication number: 20120238926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid application device (1) including: a holder (3) including a cavity (5) that has a visible depth (p) for the cavity (5); at least one magnet (9) contained within a recess (11) that is present in the holder; and an application head (13) including at least one portion made of a magnetizable material that is formed so as to be attracted by the magnet(s) (9, 19). Said application head has an application surface higher than half the total outer surface of said head, the device (1) being arranged such that said application head (13) is rotatably movable within the cavity (5). The invention also relates to a device for storing and dispensing a fluid, as a massage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Eugene Joseph Diezinger
  • Patent number: 8231929
    Abstract: Methods for coating medical devices for implantation within a body vessel are provided comprising providing a cylindrical container, placing a medical device inside the cylindrical container, and applying a polymer in liquid form inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jichao Sun
  • Patent number: 8123423
    Abstract: An applicator with a flexible dispensing end is provided. The applicator includes a housing having an internal compartment configured to hold a container of skin sealant. The housing includes a dispensing end having at least one opening to permit the skin sealant to be dispensed. The housing includes an actuator configured to contact the container and release the skin sealant. The dispensing end has at least one movable member. The dispensing end is flexible and is configured to move on more than one axis, and up to three axes, sequentially or simultaneously, so that the skin sealant dispensed from the applicator may be uniformly applied to contours on a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Houde, Susan Gayle Oslund, Tracy Joseph White, Wendy Anderson Cocke
  • Publication number: 20120045270
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a deformable roller and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The deformable roller comprises a napped roller over molded to, and encasing, a roller pin. Both the napped roller and the roller pin may be formed of materials that are suitable for an injection over-mold manufacturing process. The deformable roller disposed configured for applying product to a body and for deforming and tangentially mating and/or un-mating with an orifice of a reservoir of the housing for sealing and/or un-sealing the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrain C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8083428
    Abstract: A device (1) for applying depilation wax, including a shell (2) open at the top and housing a heated reservoir (3) with an upper opening suitable for storing hot wax. A head is attached to the opening of the shell (2) and includes a runner moveable longitudinally with respect to the head, which holds a rotable roller (6) used to apply the wax stored in the reservoir (3). The runner has a mechanism (11) for holding the roller (6) that includes a swinging forked element (7) onto which the turning axle (12) of the roller (6) is held in an adjustable position and rotateable, it being possible to turn the forked element with respect to the runner in order to move the roller (6) in an essentially transverse direction with respect to the imaginary longitudinal axis (13) of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ceras Especiales Martinez de San Vicente, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez De San Vicente Oliveras
  • Patent number: 8075214
    Abstract: Liquids in general, and paint in particular, can be evenly distributed by a paint transfer drum having a friction-creating surface that is placed in contact with a friction-receiving surface of an endless belt that is driven (by the drum as it rotates) into and out of a container for the liquid. A scraper removes a portion of the lifted liquid from the endless belt. The scraped liquid falls upon a liquid distribution device that serves to evenly distribute said liquid laterally so that it will be evenly applied along the exterior surface of the paint transfer drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Lets Roll, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20110280647
    Abstract: A package for applying a liquid personal care product. the package including a body for storing and dispensing a personal care product and an applicator with a skin-contacting portion for applying the personal care product to the skin of a user. The body of the package and the skin-contacting portion both have first and second cross-sectional shapes with major and minor dimensions aligned with one another. The major dimension being greater than the minor dimension. The skin contacting portion includes a patterned surface. The patterned surface produces a corresponding pattern on skin when the personal care product is applied thereto. The pattern may be configured to deliver a discontinuous film of product to the skin, resulting in natural looking coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Ellen Mary Loughren, Ian Andrew Carnduff
  • Publication number: 20110211902
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product comprising a handle and an application nozzle, including at least one applicator support and a thumb wheel, defining an application roller which is movable in rotation with respect to said applicator support, said thumb wheel interiorly comprising a rigid core and on at least a part of its exterior surface, a transfer material or a material for temporarily holding said cosmetic product, including a circular application surface of average thickness E, adapted to deposit said product with a line of constant width during the application, said circular application surface corresponding to the larger diameter D of said thumb wheel, the thumb wheel having a shaping factor D/E>5. The applicator provides convenient application and leads to a different aspect of the product that is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING BEAUTY SERVICES
    Inventors: Marie Christine LE GUENIC, Michel LIMONGI
  • Patent number: 7955018
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for a makeup composition includes a receptacle for containing the composition and an applicator for applying the composition. The applicator includes a handle of elongate shape, having a longitudinal axis and a rotary applicator member movable relative to the handle about an axis of rotation that does not coincide with the longitudinal axis, the applicator member defining an applicator surface that projects outwards between free surfaces of the applicator member and that is for loading with composition. The axis of rotation is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis and is not perpendicular thereto; and/or the applicator member is offset laterally relative to the handle so that a proximal side of the applicator surface is free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Aline Abergel
  • Publication number: 20110129289
    Abstract: A refill adaptor for using in a BIC style ball point pen essentially comprising a main body (10), a front cone (15), a rear shank having an inner shank portion (18) and an outer shank portion (20). The said inner shank portion (18) and said outer shank portion (20) are fitted to said front cone (15) with a ring member (25) so as to form a continuous body to be fitted to the front portion of the ball point pen and for housing a refill tip and tube along its longitudinal axis to form a ball point pen refill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Lalit Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20110110700
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for fusible products, such as depilatory wax, comprising a casing open at the upper part, like a receptacle, grippable with a hand and intended to contain a reservoir suitable for storing hot wax and provided with an upper dispensing opening, above which at least one roller rotating about its longitudinal axis and housing therein heating means is arranged by support means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: CERAS ESPECIALES MARTINEZ DE SAN VICENTE, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez De San Vicente Oliveras
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7914222
    Abstract: A tip unit (1) incorporated in a liquid applicator such as a ball-point pen, the tip unit being capable of an increased rate of liquid discharge with no leaking or clogging problem. To achieve it, the tip unit (1) is accommodated in a tip body (11) having a ball housing (15), a ball (10), a capillary hole (16), and a proximal bore, the ball housing (15) being a passage for allowing liquid to flow therethrough, the ball (10) being rotatively held in the ball housing (15). The ball housing (15) is provided with at least one ink channel (47) adapted to communicate the ball housing (15) with the capillary hole (16) or the proximal bore. The ball housing (15) has a ball resting seat (45) and a side wall (41) that are connected by a connecting surface (71) having a shape of a truncated conical surface with its apex toward the distal end of the tip unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Norimasa Kurihara, Shoko Matsumoto, Kyoko Sano, Takeshi Omatsu, Shigeki Yoneda, Yasunori Nakatani, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Kozaburo Fujita
  • Publication number: 20110070014
    Abstract: An applicator for the application of different liquids such paint, sun-tan lotion, adhesives and other decorative or functional coatings to a multitude of surfaces. The applicator has a liquid reservoir sized to held in a hand of a user, having a housing that retains a roller adjacent to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7806612
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for applying fluids to a convex surface. A handle may be attached to a fluid dispensing assembly that may have a roller applicator assembly attached. The roller applicator assembly may have rollers rotatably disposed on a bracket with two of the rollers positioned at an oblique angle to an intermediate roller. The fluid dispensing assembly may have a body with a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a first fluid container in the handle and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with a second fluid container in the handle, and a piston in each fluid container. The first fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a first roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller. The second fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a second roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William D. Wangler
  • Publication number: 20100140305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition, for instance an anti deodorant composition, comprising an at least partially dehydrated-aluminium sulphate salt and a carrier liquid. The invention further relates to a method for preparing a composition according to the invention, comprising combining a burnt aluminium salt with the carrier liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Sera Lee/DE N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Iwan de Beer, Stuart John Campbell
  • Publication number: 20100116213
    Abstract: The present teachings provide liquid delivery devices that can be adaptive to animals' natural drinking habit, can be used for efficiently feed liquid to animals, and can be easily carried by animal owners. The present teachings also provide devices and equipments that include the liquid delivery devices as described herein. The present teachings further provide methods for preparing and using the liquid delivery devices and the devices and equipments that include the liquid delivery devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Ryan Joseph CAHILL
  • Publication number: 20100104836
    Abstract: An adhesive material (B) is provided which includes a plurality of (micro)capsules (1) each including: a waterproof outer wall (2) capable of being crushed by an external force; a moisture-curing adhesive (3) encapsulated with the outer wall (2); and a tackiness agent coat (4) formed over an outer surface of the outer wall (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Shogo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100092229
    Abstract: An applicator for a detergent composition comprises a container. The container has at one end a housing with an opening therein. An applicator cylinder is located within and extends outwardly from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventor: Sara Quaggia
  • Patent number: 7641412
    Abstract: A ball-point pen, wherein a cover member (6) is fitted to a joint member (3) connecting a writing tip (1) rotatably supporting a writing ball (2) at the tip thereof to an ink storage tube. When the cover member (6) is fitted to the joint member (3) along the outer peripheral surface thereof, a part of the cover member does not come within 0.2 mm (within the range of the chain double-dashed line) from around the writing tip. Thus, even if the accuracies of parts and assembly machines are dispersed, a problem with an existing ball-point pen wherein a cover member is brought into contact with a writing tip and the writing tip is damaged in an assembly step can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20090317173
    Abstract: A dosing device with a monolithic, resilient roll meters liquid detergent, softener, concentrates, cleaning agents, and other medium-viscosity liquids. The rolling application element is used for applying detergent to very dirty fabric areas. The monolithic roll (3) encompassing a shaft (5) and an outer jacket (6) with plastic recesses is inserted into a mount (1) of a dosing receptacle (2). Radially extending spring lamellae are molded between the shaft (5) and the outer jacket (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Elvira Ahrens, Hans-Joachim Ahrens, Stephan Ahrens
  • Patent number: 7628559
    Abstract: The applicator (1, 1?) of a cosmetic product (6) includes a manual gripping element (2) and an application member (3) of the product (6), and is characterized in that: a) the application member (3) includes at least one fixed element (30) and one rotating element 131) , forming an application roller free to rotate about the fixed element (30) about a rotation axis (10), b) the fixed element (31) is typically fixed to the manual gripping element (2), c) the fixed element (30) and the rotating element (31) are fixed by reversible or irreversible cooperation. Advantages are easier application resulting in a different appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventor: Robert Petit
  • Publication number: 20090269123
    Abstract: Liquids in general, and paint in particular, can be evenly distributed by a paint transfer drum having a friction-creating surface that is placed in contact with a friction-receiving surface of an endless belt that is driven (by the drum as it rotates) into and out of a container for the liquid. A scraper removes a portion of the lifted liquid from the endless belt. The scraped liquid falls upon a liquid distribution device that serves to evenly distribute said liquid laterally so that it will be evenly applied along the exterior surface of the paint transfer drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Lets Roll, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20090197001
    Abstract: A low pressure fluid applicator assembly includes a frame having a first roller mounting location and a second roller mounting location spaced from the first roller mounting location such that first and second rollers can mount to the frame having their central axes spaced from one another. The frame includes first and second side rails selectively connected to one another by a strut that is not integrally formed with at least one of the first and second side rails. A fluid supply member is connected to the frame and spaced from the first roller mount. The fluid supply tube is adapted to communicate with an associated fluid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Shawn Donegan, Charles Thur, Mark Cipolla, Paul Stephens
  • Publication number: 20090110467
    Abstract: A surface treatment dispenser is provided for substantially eliminating potentially harmful surface contaminants. The dispenser includes a handle coupled to a pair of nesting roller members each having a plurality of openings with one roller member being rotatable between a position where the plurality of apertures are aligned to allow the flow of decontaminant from within the inner nesting roller member and where the plurality of apertures are not aligned to prevent the flow of decontaminant. The device may also include a fine mesh cylinder within the inner nesting roller member to substantially prevent soaking the surface with decontaminant and a storage sleeve. Other decontamination devices are also provided that includes a container of decontaminant with a removable applicator in fluid communication with the contents of the container and a wipe containing decontaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Sandra R. H. Solomon
  • Patent number: 7524124
    Abstract: A paint roller (10) has a frustoconically-shaped applicator (12), a paint-absorbable member (14) and a movement coupler (16). The applicator (12) has a coupling portion (18) and two opposite ends (20, 22) and is rotatable at the coupling portion (18) about a rotary axis (24). The end (20) is a coupling end (20) that has a planar cross-section smaller than that of the other end (22). The coupling portion (18) is formed at the coupling end (20) and is disposed centrally thereat. The movement coupler (16) has a rotary connecting portion (40) that is detachably coupled to the applicator (12) at the coupling portion (40) that is detachably coupled to the applicator (12) at the coupling portion (18) for rotary movement about the rotary axis (24) and a pivotal connecting portion (42) that is adapted to coact with a pivot mount of a handle (not shown) for pivotal movement of the applicator (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Poh Leong Er
  • Publication number: 20090092438
    Abstract: An applicator adapted for applying a liquid from a source of liquid to the skin of an individual subject. The applicator includes a housing delimiting a chamber, and a roller rotatably mounted in the housing with an adhesion side extending into the chamber and a transfer side extending out of the chamber. A cylinder is attached to the housing, at least one outlet and one through hole which are formed in the wall of the cylinder, is connecting the cylinder to the source of liquid and to the chamber, respectively, with the through holes axially and angularly displaced in relation to each other. A slider is arranged for sliding between first and second positions in the cylinder, a recess is formed in the slider, and the recess communicates with the source of liquid in the first position of the slider via the at least one first through hole and with the chamber in the second position of the slider via the at least one second through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: SANTOSOLVE AS
    Inventors: Thorfinn Ege, Oscar Rosengren, Christian Malm, Robert Axelsson
  • Publication number: 20090052976
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a cosmetic or care product includes a container intended to contain the product and having at least one product outlet orifice. An applicator member is connected to the container so as to be in communication with the outlet orifice, and a cap is mounted removably on the container between a position covering the applicator member and a removed position. The cap is able to engage with the applicator member in order to close off the outlet orifice. The device includes a guide or means for guiding the cap in relation to the container, and configured such that the cap is guided in relation to the container along a translation path extending in at least two different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Laure THIEBAUT