Ball Patents (Class 401/209)
  • Patent number: 11322056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous stick of emitting an image on the basis of the optical element, and may provide a three-dimensional image according to rotation of a light emitting body, and may perform various applications by displaying a text, an image, and a moving image. In addition, even when performing performance, since the luminous stick may be performed expressions in various by the luminous stick itself, the luminous stick may be performed the performance by a simple operation, and may be used in concert halls and theaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Je Phil Ahn
  • Patent number: 11291814
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a roll-on medication applicator including a curved handle and a sleeve in which the applicator is held. The handle has upper and lower flanges supported by a web attached to the sleeve. The flanges are widened and thickened with undulations and curve over and merge at a free end of the handle. The sleeve has a closed end with an air hole and a side wall with a slit opening at an open end. The slit widens into a finger hole proximate the closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan A. Swier
  • Patent number: 11054935
    Abstract: A stylus is communicatively coupled to a touch-sensitive device. The stylus includes a contact sensor and a reporting unit. The stylus or touch-sensitive device includes a contact detection controller. The contact sensor measures one or more properties. The contact detection controller determines, based on measurements of the one or more properties from the contact sensor, whether the stylus is in contact with a surface. The reporting unit transmits an indication of whether the stylus is in contact with the surface to the touch-sensitive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Beechrock Limited
    Inventor: Owen Drumm
  • Patent number: 10688793
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing cartridge includes a housing body having a proximal end wall, a distal end wall, a fluid chamber, and a hollow throat portion. The fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the hollow throat portion, and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A fluid jetting chip is located on, and is attached to, the distal end wall. The hollow throat portion includes a fluid channel. The fluid channel has an interior wall that has a plurality of elongate protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 10667985
    Abstract: A device for distributing, on a surface of a living body, a product containing an active component or forming a cosmetic product, the device comprising a housing and a cartridge, releasably coupled to the housing, wherein: the cartridge comprises an applicator element and a reservoir containing said product and having a movable or deformable wall part for reducing the volume of the reservoir, wherein at least one opening is provided between the reservoir and the applicator element for applying the product to the applicator element by reducing the volume of the reservoir; and the housing comprises at least one light source for radiating light through and/or alongside the cartridge and a drive for driving the movable and/or deformable wall part of the reservoir for reducing the volume of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ID Lab
    Inventors: Stéphane Decaux, Géraldine Decaux, Jean Luc Thuliez, Etienne Crozier, Guillaume Heisel
  • Patent number: 10632519
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a manufacturing method and a manufacturing apparatus for an USB interface metal casing. The manufacturing method for an USB interface metal casing includes: feeding a flat-shaped pipe blank to a lower mold (S100); closing a first upper mold and the lower mold, and performing pipe-expansion forming to a bottom of the pipe blank (S110); closing a second upper mold and the lower mold, and performing necking and chamfering to a top port of the pipe blank (S120); and closing a third upper mold and the lower mold, and modifying the pipe blank to obtain a final finished product of the USB interface metal casing (S130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TATFOOK QUAINTFAB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Wen, Zijian He
  • Patent number: 10603245
    Abstract: A solution bottle contains: a body and an applying head. The body includes a holder, a first sleeve, and a second sleeve. The holder has an accommodation chamber configured to accommodate a spray can, the first sleeve is secured on a top of the holder, and the second sleeve is connected with an inner wall of the first sleeve. The second sleeve has a connection hole arranged on a bottom thereof and fitting with the spray can, and the second sleeve has a receiving groove configured to house the applying head and communicating with the fitting hole. Thereby, the solution bottle is capable of massaging and applying the solution (such as medicine agent or cosmetics) on the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Jui-Sheng Ho
  • Patent number: 10576774
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen is provided in which the width of the drawing line can be changed, wherein responsiveness can be improved when distinguishing between drawing thin lines and thick lines. A ballpoint pen 1 provided at the pen tip side with a first writing part having a writing ball 25, wherein the ballpoint pen 1 is characterized by being provided with a writing part at the pen tip side with which it is possible to write a thicker line than the line written with the first writing part, only the first writing part being used when the writing weight is 1 g and the writing angle is 90°, and the second writing part being used when the writing weight is 200 g, and the writing angle is 40-90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeo Fukumoto, Tooru Nakajima, Kazuhiko Furukawa, Yusuke Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Akagi
  • Patent number: 10405638
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a photo-active formulation assembly and a photo-dose assembly operably coupled to the photo-active formulation assembly. The photo-active formulation assembly includes one or a plurality of dispenser portions and one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs. The photo-active formulation assembly is operable to dispense a photo-activatable formulation from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs onto one or more regions of a biological surface. The photo-dose assembly includes at least one illuminator oriented to focus electromagnetic energy onto one or more focal regions of a biological surface. The focused electromagnetic energy is of a character and for a duration sufficient to photo-activate the photo-activatable formulation dispensed from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: John Streeter, Vincenzo Casasanta, III, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10185409
    Abstract: A stylus includes a cylindrical shaped housing and a shell. The shell is rotatably connected to the housing. A cross-sectional area of the housing has a first dimension along a first axis and a second dimension along a second axis, the first axis perpendicular to the second axis. The first dimension is smaller than the second dimension. A cross-sectional area including both the shell and the housing has a third dimension along the first axis that is substantially the same as the first dimension while the shell is in a first position and substantially the same as the second dimension while the shell is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Eliyahu Barel
  • Patent number: 10051940
    Abstract: An application dispenser for at least one component, in particular for an adjustable dosing and/or mixing dispenser, includes a rotation element, in particular a ball for applying the at least one component, and a pump configured to load the at least one component with pressure and feed the at least one component under pressure onto the rotation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Gerhard Brugger
  • Patent number: 10040312
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a roller ball marking instrument for use with paint, a method for assembling the roller ball marking instrument, and a system for delivering paint. The body of the marking instrument includes a reservoir for storing paint. The body is coupled to a fibrous roller ball via a retaining ring. The roller balls sits within a partially-enclosed cavity in the center of the retaining ring. A least part of the roller ball protrudes through an opening in the retaining ring. Paint in the reservoir moves first through an opening at one end of the body and then through an open center of the retaining ring. The paint is transferred to the roller ball. The roller ball rotates freely within the cavity of the retaining ring and transfers the paint to a writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Crayola, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Orem, Robert N. Amabile, Victor Bedoya, Jordan Howell, Roseld V. Laguatan, Jr., John D. McBride, Jr., Douglas Melville, Leena Vadaketh
  • Patent number: 9809722
    Abstract: The disclosure provides transitorially erasable ink compositions, including an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, a rubber dissolved in the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, a hydrophilic pigment, and a surfactant. The disclosure further provides methods of preparing transitorially erasable ink compositions and writing instruments comprising transitorially erasable ink compositions. The disclosed erasable ink compositions write well, have strong color and erase easily transitorially, and demonstrate color stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: Jiandong Zhu, Wing Sum Vincent Kwan
  • Patent number: 9707590
    Abstract: A set for dispensing and processing a light-curing material contained in a reservoir of an applicator includes a light source for curing the material dispensed from an outlet opening of the reservoir by the effect of pressure on the reservoir. The set further includes a modeling device having at least one of a smoothing surface and a working edge for processing the dispensed light-curing material. The light source can be fastened detachably or undetachably to the applicator or to the modeling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KDS Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Dinko Jurcevic
  • Patent number: 9682593
    Abstract: A writing instrument including: a body extending longitudinally along a central axis; a resilient element fixed to at least one portion of the body. The resilient element of the at least one portion of the body is in one piece and is made of at least partially amorphous metal alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Michel Willemin, Nakis Karapatis, Jean-Claude Martin
  • Patent number: 9545813
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen wherein an outer member (50) covering the outer circumference of a holder (21) covers a section that reaches as far as a narrowed section (23) of the holder (21) and has an outer member tip end portion (51). An ink spreads between the writing ball (30) and the contact section of the writing surface and between the outer member tip end portion (51) and the contact section of the writing surface, in which the writing ball (30) and the outer member tip end portion (51) are in contact with the writing surface at the same time. The relative position of the outer member (50) and the holder (21) can be changed from a holder protruding position to a holder retracted position wherein the writing ball (30) and the tip section of the outer member (50) can be in contact with the writing surface at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeo Fukumoto, Seiichi Maruyama, Kazuhiko Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9290036
    Abstract: A roller ball pen for use with metallic inks, and a method for assembling the roller ball pen for use with metallic inks, is described herein. The pen body includes a housing that encloses a reservoir, a collet, a feed rod, and a tip. The feed rod transfers ink from the reservoir to a roller ball tip at a tapered end of the pen housing. In embodiments, the feed rod is embedded at a threshold distance inside the reservoir to provide an increased surface area for transfer of a metallic ink suspension. In further embodiments, a method of assembling the roller ball pen includes saturation of the reservoir with a metallic ink based on inserting a particular injection needle at a particular depth inside the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CRAYOLA LLC
    Inventors: Linda J. Smith, Luis Rodrigo Pineiro
  • Patent number: 9266379
    Abstract: A thermochromic writing instrument contains a thermochromic ink, wherein a writing body is accommodated in a barrel movably in a longitudinal direction, an operation portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel, a pen tip of the writing body is constituted so as to be projectable/retractable from/into a front-end hole of the barrel by operating the operation portion, the thermochromic ink is contained in the inside of the writing body, the pen tip capable of ejecting the thermochromic ink is provided at the front end of the writing tool, and a friction portion capable of thermally changing the color of the handwriting of the thermochromic ink by the frictional heat generated when the handwriting is rubbed with the friction portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: THE PILOT INK CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA PILOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Imamura, Nobuo Sekine, Masashi Ando
  • Patent number: 9233574
    Abstract: A thermochromic writing instrument contains a thermochromic ink, wherein a writing body is accommodated in a barrel movably in a longitudinal direction, an operation portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel, a pen tip of the writing body is constituted so as to be projectable/retractable from/into a front-end hole of the barrel by operating the operation portion, the thermochromic ink is contained in the inside of the writing body, the pen tip capable of ejecting the thermochromic ink is provided at the front end of the writing tool, and a friction portion capable of thermally changing the color of the handwriting of the thermochromic ink by the frictional heat generated when the handwriting is rubbed with the friction portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: THE PILOT INK CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA PILOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Imamura, Nobuo Sekine, Masashi Ando
  • Publication number: 20150093176
    Abstract: Provided are an ink composition for an aqueous ink ball point pen, which contains modified polyvinyl alcohol and at least one selected from boric acid and salts thereof, and an aqueous ink ball point pen charged with the ink composition, wherein the boric acid and the salts thereof are preferably at least one selected from boric acid, alkali metal salts of boric acid and ammonium salts of boric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Noriko SAKANE, Tomoyuki AKAKI
  • Publication number: 20150071698
    Abstract: An object is to make an ink composition for a ballpoint pen, ensuring that the width of writing line is thin, even slight unevenness or feathering does not occur at the boundary between the writing line and a paper sheet, ink-depleted writing line that is writing line in a state of ink being lacked near the central part of writing line is prevented, and the writing line is clear. The ink viscosity is set to 200,000 mPa·s or more at a shear rate of 0.019 s?1 and 5,000 mPa·s or less at a shear rate of 10,000 s?1 and the storage modulus at an angular frequency of 0.019 rad/sec is set to 10 Pa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Aya Otsubo, Yoshitaka Morimoto, Yuichi Kobayashi, Natsumi Koide
  • Patent number: 8956066
    Abstract: Exemplary applicator devices for applying topical oils to an individual are disclosed. Some embodiments of an exemplary applicator device may include a topical oil container and a roller-ball applicator coupled to the container. The roller-ball applicator may include a roller-ball housing, a roller-ball within the housing, the roller-ball being freely rotatable within the housing, and a retention cap configured to retain the roller-ball within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Young Living Essential Oils, LC
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Son Q. Le, Marc Schreuder, Cole Woolley
  • Publication number: 20150023720
    Abstract: Provided are: an oil-based ink composition for a ball-point pen having a favorable feeling of writing, the favorable deepness of a written trace, favorable light resistance, favorable ink stability over time, and favorable pigment dispersibility; and an oil-based ball-point pen refill using the oil-based ink composition. An oil-based ink composition for a ball-point pen comprising at least a dye, a pigment, and an organic solvent, wherein the dye is at least one salt-forming dye selected from the group consisting of salt-forming dyes of alkylbenzene sulfonic acids and xanthene-based basic dyes, salt-forming dyes of alkylbenzene sulfonic acids and triarylmethane-based basic dyes, and salt-forming dyes of alkylbenzene sulfonic acids and azomethine-based basic dyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Pilot Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 8899863
    Abstract: A roll-on applicator device (11) for distributing a viscous medium on a surface, that has a fitment (14) and a distributor ball (13) placed in the fitment (14) and partially projecting from one end of the fitment, wherein the fitment (14) has a base element (16) and a retaining element (15) that are detachably connected to each other by connection means (25), wherein the base element (16) is provided with support means (21) for supporting the distributor ball (13) and with a tubular member (17) for the connection to a container (12) and wherein the retaining element (15) is designed such that it rotatably retains the distributor ball (13) in the fitment (14). The invention further relates to a roll-on dispenser (10) for dispensing a viscous medium with a container (12) for the viscous medium and such a roll-on applicator device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hoffmann Neopac AG
    Inventors: Andreas Geiger, Simon Böhlen
  • Patent number: 8894312
    Abstract: A package for a composition, the package comprising a container having a base comprising a base face for standing the package on a planar surface, and a cap removably connected to and covering a dispensing end of the container opposite to the base. The cap has an end face which is inclined to the base face, and the container and cap are shaped to permit the package, independent of the amount of the consumer composition contained within the container, selectively to be stood on the base face in an upright orientation on the planar surface or on the end face in an inverted orientation on the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Patent number: 8894313
    Abstract: A package for a consumer care composition. The package comprises a container containing a consumer care composition, the container having a base for standing the package on a surface, a body portion above the base, a neck portion above the body portion, and a dispensing head above the neck portion. The body portion is aligned along a first axis and the neck portion is aligned along a second axis which is inclined to the first axis so that the dispensing head is directed upwardly and laterally towards a front of the container. The neck portion and the dispensing head have an exterior periphery which is not equal to that of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Patent number: 8851778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a content-reservoir/product applicator assembly that comprises a refill associated to a housing that supports an applicator for applying a product, the assembly being associable, in a detachable and interchangeable manner to a storage package, the storage package storing the assembly. The refill contains cosmetic products and comprises a case; a neck; a housing; and an applicator. The applicator is a substantially spherical, continuous rotary surface and is associated to the housing. The housing is associable to the housing by thermal welding. The refill is made from a squeezable flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Natura Cosmeticos S.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Rossi Neto, Renato Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20140270900
    Abstract: A roller ball pen for use with metallic inks, and a method for assembling the roller ball pen for use with metallic inks, is described herein. The pen body includes a housing that encloses a reservoir, a collet, a feed rod, and a tip. The feed rod transfers ink from the reservoir to a roller ball tip at a tapered end of the pen housing. In embodiments, the feed rod is embedded at a threshold distance inside the reservoir to provide an increased surface area for transfer of a metallic ink suspension. In further embodiments, a method of assembling the roller ball pen includes saturation of the reservoir with a metallic ink based on inserting a particular injection needle at a particular depth inside the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Linda J. Smith, Luis Rodrigo Pineiro
  • Patent number: 8764333
    Abstract: A water based ink composition for a ballpoint pen containing ?-carrageenan in addition to a dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent. When used in the ball point pen, the ink composition satisfies an ink drooling prevention and a drying resistance which are mutually incompatible functions and is excellent in writing performance regardless of containing a dye as a coloring agent. The ink composition (c) is used, for example, by accommodating a refill (12) whose ink accommodating tube (18) is filled with the ink composition and which is further loaded with an ink backflow-preventing member (20) in the ballpoint pen (10) whose writing edge is retracted and extruded from a front end opening of a barrel (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Asami
  • Publication number: 20140140752
    Abstract: A problem to be solved is to provide a writing implement at low cost that prevents flow of air into an ink tank and prevents writing failure while allowing for productivity. A writing implement refill 10 comprises: an ink tank 20 composed of films 21 storing ink; a joint 30 connected to a tip of the ink tank 20; and a writing tip 40 connected to a tip of the joint 30. An inner circumferential surface of the tip of the ink tank 20 covers an outer circumferential surface of a rear end of the joint 30. A covering member 50 of a ring shape covers from outside an area where the tip of the ink tank 20 covers the outer circumferential surface of the rear end of the joint 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiichi Maruyama, Takeo Fukumoto, Kazuhiko Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8714856
    Abstract: Provided are a ballpoint pen tip which can, even if ink having properties which assures that the amount of supply of the ink to the pen tip by shear of a writing ball is sufficient is adopted, prevent partially faint written traces from occurring and provide smooth writing, a ballpoint pen refill, a ballpoint pen, and a method of manufacturing a ballpoint pen tip. A triangular pyramid-shaped recess (42) gradually tapered toward an ink guide hole (36) is provided in the bottom of a ball housing (31), and troughs (44) formed in the recess (42) are utilized as ink reservoirs and ink paths. Because the troughs (44) have sufficient length, width, and depth, the amount of containment of the ink and the amount of supply of the ink are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ishii
  • Patent number: 8678691
    Abstract: A writing implement. A tubular outer shell (11) is provided outside a grip member (10), an inner shell (12) made of a soft material is provided entirely inside the outer shell (11), and the inner shell (12) is covered with the moderately hard outer shell (11). Thus, while the inner shell (12) inside can allow the user to feel the fit, the outer shell (11) outside prevents the inner shell (12) from getting damaged or worn even if the inner shell (12) is soft, so as to fully secure durability of the grip member (10). Since a thin part (11A) of the outer shell (11) is sufficiently thin on a swell (13), the excellent fit can be given to the user even if the outer shell (11) is formed of a hard elastic material to fully secure the durability of the grip member (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kiritake, Nobuaki Shimane, Kengo Nagaoka
  • 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: 20140037362
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally related to an irreversible thermochromic ink composition and, more particularly, to an irreversible thermochromic ink composition comprising a carrier and thermochromic capsules, the thermochromic capsules comprising a shell and a core, the core comprising an eradicable dye capable of becoming substantially colorless and/or of changing color from a first colored state to a second colored state when exposed to an eradicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventor: Wing Sum V. Kwan
  • Publication number: 20140030428
    Abstract: A glue dispensing device includes a glue tube and a ball. The glue tube includes a taped glue outflow end. The glue outflow end defines a round opening. The ball is movably received in the glue tube, a diameter of the ball is greater than a diameter of the round opening. The ball closes the round opening when not being pressed, and opens the round opening when being pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIEN-CHUN WANG
  • Patent number: 8616797
    Abstract: In order to provide a thermosensitive decolorable ink composition which can readily be decolored with simple heating by rubbing and the like without using a microcapsule and is not developed again in color even after stored at very low temperature (?50° C. or lower) and which is excellent in stability with passage of time and has a vivid hue intensity, the above thermosensitive decolorable ink composition is provided with a constitution in which it contains as a colorant, color developing particles comprising at least a leuco dye, a developer and a crystalline substance and in which it further contains a decolorant comprising an amorphous resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimi Kamitani, Hiroyuki Okuyama
  • Patent number: 8591133
    Abstract: An automatic switch for a power circuit of a bottle container is provided. The bottle container includes a bottle body, a cover and an electronic unit for allowing an accommodating unit to be assembled between the bottle body and the cover. A liquid is received in the bottle body. A ball is disposed in a mouth at a front end of the cover, and the ball is capable of opening/closing the mouth by means of an elastic body. The elastic body has a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. The first conductive portion is brought into electrical contact with a positive electrode (or negative electrode) of a power source of the electronic unit. The second conductive portion is located above the negative electrode (or positive electrode) of the power source of the electronic unit by a distance when the elastic body is not pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jui-Sheng Ho
  • Patent number: 8579531
    Abstract: This device comprises a container (12), a head (14) which is for dispensing cosmetic product and which is provided with a rotary application member (44) and a retention cap (42). It comprises a blocking cover (16) which can be moved between a position for blocking the container (12) and a position for dispensing the product. The container (12) is shaped so as to prevent the device (10) from being retained in a stable manner on a horizontal support with the head (14) in an upward position. The cover (16) comprises a member (86) for urging the rotary application member (40) against a sealing seat (60) delimited by the cap (42) in the blocking position of the cover. The urging member (86) can be resiliently deformed relative to the cover (16) between an idle configuration and a resiliently deformed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Luc Maelstaf, Patrice Brunerie
  • Patent number: 8562235
    Abstract: An ink composition for an aqueous ink ball point pen with which a sufficiently high line intensity is obtained even when a thermochromic microcapsule pigment having a small average particle diameter is used and which is excellent in storage stability and a writing performance is provided with such a constitution that it contains at least a microcapsule pigment which has an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 1.0 ?m and in which a wall film is formed by an amino resin and a chemical substance which is a polymer comprising ketone as a main chain and has an acidic functional group in the chemical structure and which has an acid value of 3 to 40 (mgKOH/g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Toomi, Masanao Yano, Takeshi Hayakawa, Syuji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8511926
    Abstract: A water-based ballpoint pen using a cemented carbide ball comprising tungsten carbide and a metal binder as a writing front end, wherein cobalt and/or nickel are contained in the cemented carbide ball as the metal binder in an amount of 1 to 20% by weight based on the total amount of the ball and which further includes an aqueous ink composition containing a colorant, water, a phosphate ester-based surfactant, and any one or more compounds of a thiadiazole represented by formula (1), 5-mercapto-3-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione or a salt thereof, and an oligomer of 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole: wherein X and Y each represents any substituent of CH3, NH2, and SM, and M represents any of hydrogen, an alkali metal, an ammonium, and an alkanolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kitaoka, Hisashi Nakamura, Itsuka Goshima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8439587
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joining member for connecting an ink accommodating member and a ballpoint pen tip provided in a ballpoint pen, the joining member comprising, as a constituent material, a resin comprising a copolymer of polyethylene terephthalate and polyethylene naphthalate. By this means, it is possible to provide a joining member for a ballpoint pen having, in particular, both sufficiently excellent transparency and gas barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Zebra Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomooki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20130094892
    Abstract: A hair preparation applicator apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a container for holding the hair preparation; a reservoir for holding a predefined amount of the hair preparation, wherein the reservoir is attached to the container; an orifice in the reservoir adjacent to the container for allowing hair preparation to flow from the container into the reservoir; at least one tubular element extending from the reservoir and having an interior volume continuous with an interior volume of the reservoir; and wherein each of the at least one tubular elements includes a roller ball on a first end that allows hair preparation to exit the first end for application to a consumer's skin via the roller ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Frank Spadaro
  • Publication number: 20130084271
    Abstract: A probiotic composition, delivery device, method of forming, and a method for delivery are disclosed. The composition may be in the form of a spray, mist, film, or the like suitable for use with any pre-formulated pet food product, whether in solid or liquid form, and further to the use of the spray directly on the coat or skin of an animal. The probiotic spray may also be applied directly into a cavity of the animal, for example into its mouth or nasal passages. The probiotic composition provides multiple strains or species of viable bacteria that provide health benefits when ingested, and is shown herein primarily for consumption by or use on/in animals, though the invention is not limited in any way to use strictly for animal intake, but may also be suitably used for human ingestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Kelly Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Foods Corporation
  • Patent number: 8403579
    Abstract: A water-based ink composition for a ballpoint pen wherein the initial start of writing and writing over time is good, and no blur in handwriting occur and a stable writing performance can be sustained and good handwriting can be continuously formed. A water-based ink composition for a ballpoint pen dissolving or dispersing a coloring agent in an aqueous medium. The aqueous medium substantially contains no water-soluble organic solvent and is composed of water. The water-based ink composition includes a thickening inhibitor together with a shear thinning viscosity-imparting agent. As the thickening inhibitor, one or two or more are selected from a group of polyalkylene glycol, polypropylene glycol derivatives, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, cellulose-based polymer compounds, polymer compounds having a polyalkylene oxide group and/or surfactants having a polyoxyethylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kitaoka, Yoshiaki Ono
  • Patent number: 8388252
    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 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: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 8317422
    Abstract: A distributor (1) of fluid, particularly of liquid soap, has a sealed shell (2) suitable for containing the fluid to be distributed. The shell (2) has a shape and dimensions suitable for being able to be held between the hands of a user when the hands are being washed. Distribution mechanisms (30) are mounted movably on the shell (2) between a rest position in which they prevent the fluid from coming out of the shell and an active position in which they allow the fluid to come out when the user presses his hands against them during washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Civile MGS
    Inventor: Guy Schell
  • Patent number: 8303206
    Abstract: The writing tool 100 having an ink composition for a writing tool 12 in an ink holding tube 14, the ink composition for a writing tool 12 containing a metal powder, a gelling agent and spherical resin fine particles, wherein the viscosity (V1) at a shear rate of 1000 s?1 is no greater than 45 mPa·s and the viscosity (V2) at a shear rate of 0.01 s?1 is at least 100 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Zebra Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masafumi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20120251222
    Abstract: In order to provide an ink composition for an aqueous ink ball point pen with which a sufficiently high line intensity is obtained even when a thermochromic microcapsule pigment having a small average particle diameter is used and which is excellent in storage stability and a writing performance and an aqueous ink ball point pen, a composition of the above ink composition for an aqueous ink ball point pen is provided with such a constitution that it contains at least a microcapsule pigment which has an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 1.0 ?m and in which a wall film is formed by an amino resin and a chemical substance which is a polymer comprising ketone as a main chain and has an acidic functional group in the chemical structure and which has an acid value of 3 to 40 (mgKOH/g).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Toomi, Masanao Yano, Takeshi Hayakawa, Syuji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20120219349
    Abstract: Disclosed is package for a consumer care composition. The package comprises a container containing a consumer care composition, the container having a base for standing the package on a surface, a body portion above the base, a neck portion above the body portion, and a dispensing head above the neck portion. The body portion is aligned along a first axis and the neck portion is aligned along a second axis which is inclined to the first axis so that the dispensing head is directed upwardly and laterally towards a front of the container. The neck portion and the dispensing head have an exterior periphery which is not equal to that of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner