With Flow-regulator Patents (Class 401/219)
  • Patent number: 9346313
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen tip is provided in which a curved contact surface, which has a curvature different from a curvature of the ball, is provided on the bottom wall of the ball holding chamber, and the ball is in contact with a contact part which is a part of the contact surface; and between the ball and the contact surface, a first gap is formed to extend from a side of the ink circulation hole up to the contact part such that the first gap gradually narrows from the side of the ink circulation hole, and a second gap is formed to extend from a distal side of an ink circulation groove up to the contact part such that the second gap gradually narrows from the distal side of the ink circulation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA PILOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Takayama, Takumi Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 8961054
    Abstract: A non-drip applicator that allows easy lubrication and seasoning of barbecue grilling grates or griddle cooking surfaces in an easy, fire safe, and efficient manner is described and claimed. The tool includes a body, an applicator, and, optionally, an irrigation system. The applicator may retain a supply of cooking oil therein, or cooking oil may be transferred to the applicator via the irrigation system. The application of pressure to the applicator by pressing it against the grill cooking elements causes cooking oil to be transferred from the applicator to the cooking elements. The applicator may be rotatably connected to the tool body, allowing the user to oil the grill by rolling the applicator along the grill cooking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gilbert Performance Design, LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Gilbert, J. Matthew May
  • Patent number: 8905668
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator comprises a body defining a handle, the body being arranged to receive the cosmetic product, a rotatable applicator element attached to a distal end of the body, the applicator element extending transversely relative to the body and being located proximate the cosmetic product, and a driving arrangement to rotate the applicator element, thereby loading the cosmetic product for subsequent application. In an embodiment, the body is elongate so as to define a longitudinal axis, with the applicator element extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. In an embodiment, the cosmetic applicator comprises an actuating arrangement to allow a user to selectively control the position of the cosmetic product with respect to the applicator element, thereby allowing a controlled quantity of cosmetic product to be loaded onto the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Mark Edmondson, Eric Kerman, Franck Seguin, Eric Da Silva
  • Patent number: 8888394
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a liquid composition, the device comprising: a container containing the composition; and a rotary applicator member having at least one dispenser orifice configured to open when the upstream composition is put under sufficient pressure, and to close when the pressure decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Eric Caulier
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8821058
    Abstract: A paint applicator including an applicator head for carrying an applicator attachment, a substantially rigid elongate support having a hollow interior for supplying paint to the applicator head, a pivot mechanism interconnecting the elongate support and the applicator head, and a flexible conduit interconnecting the hollow interior of the elongate support and the applicator head. The pivot mechanism includes a detent arranged such that it releasably secures the applicator head in any of a plurality of discrete preset orientations with respect to the elongate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Walker, Daniel Bone, Jonathan Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8790033
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly, and a dip-tube assembly containing a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section which is closeable by a releasably attachable lid, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to liquid in the container receiving section via the dip-tube assembly, in which the lid includes an aperture to allow the dip-tube assembly to pass therethrough and submerge the pump in the liquid (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord, Gary Thomas Wren, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar
  • Patent number: 8757914
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a fluid comprises a housing and a resilient liner adapted to hold the fluid disposed in the housing. A fluid transfer mechanism is in fluid communication between the liner and an applicator assembly mounted on the housing for dispensing the fluid on the skin of the user. The applicator assembly includes an actuator movable relative to the housing so as to activate the fluid transfer mechanism when the actuator is reciprocated. A fluid delivery element is held in contact against skin of a user for applying the fluid onto the skin. The fluid delivery element is supported on the actuator to be movable together with the actuator by varying contact pressure with the skin. Each movement of the actuator generates continuous negative pressure within the liner for drawing fluid through the fluid transfer mechanism and collapsing the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BlokRok, Inc.
    Inventors: Arianna Megaro, Matthew Megaro, Robert C. Williams, III, Brad Forrest, Matt Khare
  • Publication number: 20140153996
    Abstract: A lotion applicator includes a body including a holding tank adapted to store a quantity of lotion; a roller applicator at one end of the body; a pump mechanism adapted to pump lotion from the holding tank to the roller applicator; a manifold adjacent to the roller applicator adapted to coat the roller applicator with the lotion pumped from the holding tank; and a cover moveable between a first position in which it seals the roller applicator, thereby also sealing the holding tank, and a second position in which it uncovers the roller applicator for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Ammerman
  • 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: 8668399
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating includes a multi-component cartridge, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridge, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group including a roller, a brush, and an angled spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle. A method includes applying a coating to a surface with the above-described device. Another method includes applying a non-skid coating to a surface with the above-described device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 8632271
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly having an applicator surface, and a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to the container receiving section such that the pump can supply liquid contained in the container receiving section to the applicator assembly, in which the apparatus can operate in a painting cycle where the container receiving section receives a paint container with a supply of paint such that the paint can be supplied to the applicator assembly, and in a cleaning cycle where the container receiving section receives a liquid in the form of a cleaning fluid, such that the cleaning fluid can be supplied to the applicator assembly (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8579532
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Elvira Ahrens, Hans-Joachim Ahrens, Stephan Ahrens
  • Patent number: 8337109
    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 (31), 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: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Robert Petit
  • Patent number: 8235620
    Abstract: Applicators for fluids such as paints utilizing a roller are known and more recently utilization of an incrementally displaceable piston in order to force fluid flow to a roller has been disclosed. In order to ensure appropriate presentation of the fluid, that is to say paint, to the roller an appropriate gap between the roller and the housing is required. By position of a cam and/or flap control of a housing to roller gap is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Fisher
  • 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: 8007195
    Abstract: A writing implement that includes a body which extends longitudinally along a central axis Z; an ink reservoir, and a roller having a radial outer writing surface being located at one of the ends of the body, which is connected to the ink reservoir and is mounted so that it is able to rotate around the primary axis Y. The ink roller is also mounted so that it is able to pivot around a second axis X, which is perpendicular to the primary axis Y and the secondary axis X being secant to the primary axis Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Didier Lange, Franck Rolion, Vincent Bedhome
  • Patent number: 7874755
    Abstract: A frustoconically-shaped paint roller (210) to selectively apply paint to surfaces and surface corners. The paint roller has a rolling guide (280) that permits the roller to rotate eccentrically so as to accommodate rough or uneven surfaces. A circular integral guard (260) of predetermined diameter is present to prevent the user from applying excessive force when using the roller and squeezing paint from the roller. When used correctly, the integral guard does not contact the surface to be painted. One embodiment of the invention has a chamber (270) to store paint so that the repeated frequent charging of the roller with paint from a can or tray is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Poh Soon Erh
  • Publication number: 20110013968
    Abstract: A fluid applicator assembly includes an applicator device and a pumping device. In one embodiment, the applicator device includes a frame, a fluid supply passage connected with the frame, and a handle connected to the frame. The frame includes a first roller mount in a first roller axis and a second roller mount in a second roller axis that is spaced from the first roller axis. The fluid supply passage connects with the frame and includes a fluid outlet arranged for dispensing fluid onto an external surface of at least one of the first and second rollers. The handle connects to the frame and is rotatable with respect to the frame and a handle pivot axis that is offset from the first roller axis and the second roller axis. The pumping device, in a housing in a pump disposed in the housing and in communication with the fluid supply passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Shawn Donegan, Charles Thur, Mark Cipolla, Paul Stephens
  • Patent number: 7815384
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprises at least two cylindrical cartridges, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridges, a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, a first flexible hose disposed between and in fluid communication with the nozzle and the spray tip, and a second hose, in fluid communication with the spray tip, for supplying atomization air to the spray tip. Methods of applying coatings with the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Publication number: 20100239356
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a liquid composition, the device comprising: a container containing the composition; and a rotary applicator member having at least one dispenser orifice configured to open when the upstream composition is put under sufficient pressure, and to close when the pressure decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Eric CAULIER
  • Patent number: 7748921
    Abstract: A fluid applicator assembly can include a frame, a first roller connected to the frame, a second roller connected to the frame, a fluid supply tube connected to the frame, a supply line, and a handle bar pivotally connected to the frame. The second roller is connected to the frame in spaced relation from the first roller. The supply tube connects the frame to the first roller and includes a discharge opening. The fluid supply line communicates with the fluid supply tube and an associated paint source. The handle bar is adapted to attach to an associated handle for maneuvering the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Trac-Tool Products, LLC
    Inventor: Michael B. Puczkowski
  • 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: 20100054849
    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 (31), 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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: TECHPACK INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Robert PETIT
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7544006
    Abstract: A paint or varnish feeder (2) for a roller painting device (1), which comprises at least one hollow manifold (7) with openings (8) to deliver and to distribute the paint or the varnish to the roller (5) of the painting device (1), is described. The feeder (2) has, on a flat face (14) destined to come into contact with the roller (5), a hollow surface (12), shaped as an arc of a circle, along the longitudinal axis of which there is a groove (13) connected to the at least one manifold (7) by at least one opening (8). The hollow surface (12) advantageously has a radius no smaller than that of the largest sized roller (5) with which the feeder (2) is destined to come into contact. There is further described a painting device (1) comprising said feeder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Giacomo Massimi
  • Patent number: 7538148
    Abstract: The ink of the present invention comprises at least a three-dimensional film-forming component and water, comprises an adhesive synthetic resin emulsion as said three-dimensional film-forming component, and comprises at least 30% by weight of said adhesive synthetic resin emulsion on the basis of the solid content with respect to the total amount of the ink, and minimum film-forming temperature (MFT) of said adhesive synthetic resin emulsion is not greater than 25° C. and further, said ink comprises 1 to 3% by weight of a film-forming assistant with respect to the total amount of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Norimasa Kurihara, Shoko Matsumoto, Kyoko Sano, Takeshi Omatsu, Shigeki Yoneda, Yasunori Nakatani, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Kozaburo Fujita
  • 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: 20090097902
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a chassis with a plurality of roller assemblies disposed therein, and a cleaning web having a first and second cleaning surface. The cleaning web extends between the roller assemblies such that the first cleaning surface of the cleaning web faces outwardly from one of the roller assemblies and towards a surface to be cleaned and the second cleaning surface faces outwardly from another roller assembly and towards the surface to be cleaned permitting both sides of the cleaning web to be used efficiently during a cleaning operation. The cleaning device further includes an advancement mechanism for advancing the cleaning web between the roller assemblies. A handle assembly with control elements is provided for guiding and controlling operation of the cleaning device. The cleaning device further includes a fluid delivery assembly for storing and delivering fluids to the cleaning web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Lemmon
  • Publication number: 20090080964
    Abstract: A gas pressurized painting system comprises a pressurized paint canister and a powered paint brush or powered paint roller connectable to the pressurized paint canister. The canister includes a paint reservoir, an air pressure fitting in fluid communication with the paint reservoir and configured to be connected to a gas pressure source, a paint outlet in fluid communication with the paint reservoir, and a removable cap for filling the paint reservoir with paint. A flexible tube is used to interconnect the paint outlet to the paint inlet of the powered paint brush or powered paint roller. The painting system also includes a cleaning system for quickly and easily cleaning the system using a standard source of cleaning fluid, such as a garden spigot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Jerry D. Castellana
  • Patent number: 7455469
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a fluid, such as paint, to a surface. The apparatus includes an adjustable spray nozzle which can be adjusted both in position and in direction, allowing the fluid to be sprayed either onto a roller or directly onto another surface or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Wayne Langdon
  • Patent number: 7435030
    Abstract: A self-cleaning paint roller has a handle, a frame for carrying a roller sleeve attached to the handle, and a cleaning portion for cleaning a roller sleeve carried by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas W. Atterbury
  • Publication number: 20080247808
    Abstract: A combination roller/spray gun device with a spray gun nozzle that is held in alignment with a paint roller, and sprays paint at a predetermined point on a surface in front of the roller. A pressurized supply of paint is provided to a trigger controlled paint supply valve at the proximal end of the paint roller device. A removable nozzle/conduit assembly extends from the paint supply valve to the distal end of paint roller device. The nozzle/conduit assembly is secured inside of the shaft of the paint roller device by a removable roller assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Michael D. Costigan
  • Publication number: 20080226382
    Abstract: Applicators for fluids such as paints utilising a roller are known and more recently utilization of an incrementally displaceable piston in order to force fluid flow to a roller has been disclosed. In order to ensure appropriate presentation of the fluid, that is to say paint, to the roller an appropriate gap between the roller and the housing is required. By position of a cam and/or flap control of a housing to roller gap is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Martin Fisher
  • Patent number: 7422575
    Abstract: A lotion applicator which provides total, even coverage of the back of the user and does not require manual dexterity or stretching, consisting of a door mount, rotor, rotor guide, and one or more pads. The door mount is attached to a vertical surface, preferably a door, but the device can also be mounted to a wall. The user stands with her back against the device and, raising her arms to about shoulder level, grabs a handle attached to the rotor guide and pushes up, thus lifting the rotor guide. The rotor travels with the guide, whereupon one or more pads, which are impregnated with lotion and attached to the rotor in an off-center position, spin along the back of the user, spreading lotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Dana Dallabetta
  • Patent number: 7407336
    Abstract: A paint or varnish feeder for a painting device comprises at least one manifold (13; 33; . . . ) with openings or small dispensing channels (15; 55; . . . ). The at least one manifold (13; 33; . . . ) is fed through at least one pipe (16; . . .) starting from a container in which a slight pressure is created. The small dispensing channels (15; 55; . . . ) can have various configurations in the various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Massimi Giacomo
  • Publication number: 20080107474
    Abstract: An improved structure of applying container including a bottle to receive liquid for applying, the bottle is provided thereon with a connecting seat that has on its top a ball seat for a rollable ball. A displacement means and a stop means are provided between the connecting seat and the ball seat. The displacement means endues the ball seat and the connecting seat with a first kind of relative position after displacement and a second kind of relative position after displacement. When the connecting seat and the ball seat are in the first relative position, the stop means forms a closing state, the liquid for applying in the bottle is prevented from flowing out of the ball, by contact of the rollable ball with skin, a massaging function can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Jun-Che Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20080107475
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device having the interconnected components of a container, a base, a shaft, a piston, a collar, a plurality of fluid conduction pathways and an applicator head is presented. The applicator head is rotatably mounted within the collar and slidably held in place by the inner surface of the collar. The inner surface of the collar also has a plurality of fluid conduction pathways cut into it so that a viscous fluid confined within the container may be flow into the fluid conduction pathways and onto the applicator head so that it may be soothingly applied onto a portion of a user's epidermis such as onto the lips of a user. The method of using the applicator device includes the acts of manipulating, obtaining, pressing, removing, returning, rolling, and withdrawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20080019761
    Abstract: A pressurized pen having excellent feeling of using it by allowing an easy knocking operation with small force is disclosed. The pressurizing member 18 includes an elastic cylindrical member 19. The elastic cylindrical member 19 has a large-diameter front cylinder portion of which a front end 20a in air-tight manner communicates directly with the rear opening portion 6b of an ink containing tube 6 and which forms the pressurizing chamber 22, and a small-diameter rear cylinder portion 21 which is coaxially connected to a rear end of the front cylinder portion 20 and in which the front end portion 17a of the pressing member 17 is pressed into a rear aperture 21a thereof. The inside of the ink containing tube 6 is pressurized by allowing the pressing member 17 to press the rear cylinder portion 21 into the front cylinder portion 20 and compressing the elastic cylindrical member 19 in the axial direction with the pressing chamber 22 air-tight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Tombow Pencil Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7281875
    Abstract: A caulk applicator attachable to a caulk delivery apparatus. The caulk applicator comprises an applicator body having a retainer bracket and a scraper element, wherein the retainer bracket is attachable to the caulk delivery apparatus. An applicator wheel is rotatably mounted to the applicator body and has a fluid application surface, wherein the fluid application surface is engageable with the scraper element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Elite Products
    Inventor: Ronald Todd
  • Publication number: 20070217856
    Abstract: A portable cart is provided for roller application viscous coating material using a pressure feed roller. The cart holds a resin container and an activator container, each of which is separately but optionally heated. Material transfer lines run from the containers to a static mixing tube connected to a pressure fed rolling element removably connected to a handle. One or more motors drive one or more pumps to pump the activator and resin through the static mixing tube and rolling element. A switch on the handle controls the pumps and thus controls the material supplied to the rolling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: John M. Kott, Kenneth Kott
  • Patent number: 7255505
    Abstract: A liquid applicator assembly has a housing with a liquid storage and a dispensing roller fed by a continuos belt in housing, so that liquid may be applied evenly to a surface. This applicator assembly is especially useful for applying lotion to the skin of a person without any lotion or with minimal lotion coming into contact with a person's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: James Peterson
  • Patent number: 7213997
    Abstract: An herbicide applicator assembly for applying herbicide to a treatment area. The applicator assembly includes a frame and a contact roller rotatably coupled to the frame for applying herbicide to the treatment area. Herbicide is applied to the roller and transferred to the treatment area as the roller rolls across the treatment area. A discharge port may be disposed in the roller interior for supply of herbicide thereto, and the roller outer surface may include a plurality of apertures that connect the outer surface with the roller interior. The roller may have a non-deformable and/or non-absorbent outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: E. Carroll Joyner
  • Patent number: 7153053
    Abstract: Fluid material, including medication, dermatological fluids, cream eye shadow and lip-coloring material such as lip gloss, is stored in a reservoir. Rotating a collar with respect to the reservoir advances a piston therein to deliver lip coloring or other material through a valve to a roller mounted on a dispensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Lien L. Wiley
  • Patent number: 7144170
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprising a multi-component cartridge comprising at least two cylindrical cartridges, each cylindrical cartridge comprising an aperture and an open filling end that is disposed opposite the aperture and that is slidingly sealed by a cartridge piston seal, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with each aperture, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group consisting of a roller, a brush and a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, wherein at least one flexible hose is disposed between and in fluid communication with the cartridge and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 7140799
    Abstract: A writing implement, wherein elements forming a reverse flow prevention mechanism are formed in rather simple shapes and assembly process for the reverse flow prevention mechanism is rather simplified. The reverse flow prevention mechanism (19) comprises a valve chamber (54b), an inflow port (55) opened to the ink storage part (16) side of the valve chamber (54b), an outflow port (56) opened to the writing tip (17) side of the valve chamber (54b), a valve element (57) stored in the valve chamber (54b), a restricting body (58) stored in the valve chamber (54b) at a position on the outflow port (56) side of the valve element (57), and a valve seat (54c) formed around the inflow port (55). When the writing tip (17) is faced upward, the inflow port (55) is closed by the valve element (57), and when faced downward, the valve element (57) is allowed to touch the restricting body (58) and does not reach the outflow port (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil KabushikiKaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7086800
    Abstract: The water dispenser for quilting of the present invention is a hand tool for dispensing a precise amount of liquid in a line on a seam of a quilt. The dispenser includes a dispensing wheel and a hollow plastic squeezable bottle body having two ends. The first end has two prongs and an aperture disposed between the prongs. The second end has a fill aperture through which liquid is poured into the body; the fill aperture is closed by a screw cap. The wheel is removably attached between the two prongs of the body. The wheel has a channeled center flanked by two ridged sides. The channeled center of the wheel is aligned with the aperture of the body to receive the liquid. The liquid is then dispersed to the ridges of the wheel and dispensed on the seam of the quilt as the wheel rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventors: Maria B. Major, Michael R. Major