Simultaneously Operative Along Same Path Patents (Class 401/22)
  • Patent number: 9301657
    Abstract: A cleansing workpiece suitable for use with a personal care appliance. The cleansing workpiece includes a cleanser and a cleansing component, such as a number of tufts each having a plurality of bristles. In use, the cleansing workpiece can be rotated, reciprocated, oscillated, etc., over a subject's skin in order for the cleansing workpiece to dispense or apply a quantity of the cleanser onto the subject's skin and/or for the cleansing component to clean, massage, and/or exfoliate a subject's skin with the aid of dispensed cleanser. The cleanser may be continuously applied to the subject's skin as the cleansing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Kenneth A. Pilcher
  • Patent number: 8523469
    Abstract: A packaging and application device includes a first container which can contain a first product, with the first container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the first product to be dispensed through a first dispensing orifice. The device further includes a second container which can contain a second product, with the second container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the second product to be dispensed through a second dispensing orifice. According to an example, a coupling arrangement is mounted on the containers and joins the first and second containers together. The first and second dispensing orifices emerge separately at the level of a first application surface and a second application surface respectively, and the first and second containers are configured so as to be able to be actuated independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 8393818
    Abstract: An assembly structured to restrict contamination of individuals from association with the heads of stethoscope comprising a housing including a path of travel along which the head portion passes. Different embodiments include the dispensing of cleaning fluid or the delivery of protective barriers onto predetermined portions of the stethoscope heads, while passing along the path of travel. A dispenser assembly and a cooperatively disposed activating assembly are manually operated by moveable, driving engagement with the head portion passing through the housing. The activating assembly is thereby operatively positioned to activate the dispenser assembly when engaged by a head passing along the path of travel. Differently structured dispenser assemblies function to either deliver the cleaning fluid or individually dispense the barriers onto different heads, so as to either facilitate the cleaning or protective covering of exposed surfaces of the stethoscope heads, dependent on the embodiment utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seedlings Life Science Ventures, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael Perlman, James M. Sellers, Keith Rubin, Mathew Cardinali, Michael R. Cole, Sidney Perlman
  • Patent number: 7866908
    Abstract: An assembly structured to clean the head portion of a stethoscope comprising a housing including a path of travel along which the head portion passes during cleaning. A supply of cleaning fluid is associated with a dispenser assembly which is cooperatively disposed relative to an activating assembly. The activating assembly is manually operated due to moveable engagement with the head portion as it travels along the path of travel. The activating assembly is thereby operatively positioned to activate the dispenser assembly when engaged by the head portion as it passes along the path of travel. The dispenser assembly delivers the cleaning fluid to an applicator assembly which distributes the cleaning fluid to the head portion and facilitates the cleaning thereof and removal of excess cleaning fluid there from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Perlman, James M. Sellers, Keith Rubin, Mathew Cardinali, Michael R. Cole, Sidney Perlman
  • Publication number: 20080148501
    Abstract: A toothbrush shaft (1) designed to carry a polishing member (7; 107) that includes an element (15) of microfibre fabric. The toothbrush shaft according to the present invention may relate both to a manual toothbrush, i.e. a toothbrush where an operator manually performs the brushing motion, or to an electrical toothbrush, i.e. a toothbrush where the motion of the brush head is generated by an electrical power source. The polishing member (7) is intended to be detachably mounted on the brush head, and includes a cup shaped portion (9; 109), in which the element (15) of microfibre fabric is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Henrik Falk
  • Publication number: 20030053841
    Abstract: A portable apparatus adapted for applying an adhesive and mastic roofing material is provided which allows one operator to use smaller, more maneuverable containers of roofing mastic for use in applying roofing materials and adhesives to roofing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight
  • Patent number: 6065890
    Abstract: An improved self-contained cleaning apparatus which has a washing element and a wiping element situated in a coincidentally spaced relation to one another such that a surface is cleaned by synchronized washing and wiping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: Gene C. Weitz
  • Patent number: 5988924
    Abstract: A car washing device includes an assembly of brushes such as sponge brushes or other equivalents composed of bristles or cloth attached to the front side of a brush body. A hose joint is provided near the hand grip of the brush body for introducing clean water into the device and to supply the water to the brush assembly via at least one water outlet hole in the brush body. A car washer can wash the car with one hand using the device. A valve may be provided to control the flow rate of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Yun-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 5419646
    Abstract: A lotion applicator with a hinged extension arm includes an upper extension arm formed as an elongated cylindrical member with an upper region and a lower region. The lowermost extent of the lower region includes a coupling device for attachment thereto. A lower extension arm is formed as an elongated cylindrical member having an upper region and a lower region. The uppermost extent of the upper region includes a coupling device for attachment thereto. The lowermost extent of the lower region is formed in an L-shaped configuration. A coupling screw is adapted to couple the upper extension arm to the lower extension arm at their respective coupling devices. An open cell foam sponge is shaped in a generally planar, oval configuration with an upper surface and a lower surface. The sponge includes a middle section with a small thickness and rounded ends with a large thickness. A sponge coupling mechanism joins the lowermost extent of the lower extension arm to the upper surface of the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: Bo Taylor
  • Patent number: 5299876
    Abstract: A cleaning device including a container for a cleaning liquid, a sprayer for discharging liquid from the container, an elastomeric extrusion surrounding the container, an integral wiper, extending along the extrusion, for wiping a surface and a sponge, bonded to the extrusion, for scrubbing a surface. The container, sponge and wiper one each oriented parallel to a single longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Christopher F. Singarella
  • Patent number: 5131773
    Abstract: The dispenser of a solid or paste product to be spread includes a reservoir (1) containing the product (P), which is made available by a drive mechanism manually controlled by the user, the reservoir (1) being a tube the interior of which is cylindrical and of arbitrary cross section, the tube including a dispensing opening (4), and the product (P) being disposed in the tube between the dispensing opening (4) and a displaceable, slow-feed piston (5), the translation of the piston (5) being obtained by means of the drive mechanism, the drive mechanism including a rod (6) at the end of which the piston (5) is attached, the piston (5) being pierced, from its face (10) closest to the product (P) to its face facing elements of the drive mechanism, by at least one conduit (11). The edges of the dispensing opening (4) are at least partly lined with a layer of an air-permeable material that serves to apply the product (P), the layer (8) being positioned straddling the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 5116253
    Abstract: A hair shampoo stimulator device is provided and consists of a rectangular frame slightly curved downwardly zigzag supports are affixed to and extend across the narrow portion of the frame in spaced apart relationships. Firm bristles are affixed to and face downwardly on each support. A shampoo solution dispenser is on the frame for dispensing the shampoo solution directly to a scalp of a person so that the bristles will foam the shampoo solution and massage the scalp to stimulate the hair roots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventors: Satendra Charitar, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5092699
    Abstract: A floor cleaning apparatus is provided using indexing fabric rolls to furnish the cleaning surface. The rolls are contained within a replaceable cassette unit. The cassette is mounted within a housing which is attached to an elongated handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: DowBrands, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Silvenis
  • Patent number: 4871275
    Abstract: A planar window washing device especially adapted to clean extremely soiled windows in a single washing step. The device comprises an elongate handle member and a cleaning head assembly. The cleaning head assembly includes a carrier member and first and second wiping means. The first wiping means is in the nature of a rubber squeegee and the second wiping means is in the nature of an abrasive pad which is movable between a first inoperative position and a second operative position in contact with the window surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Glenn R. Aldous
  • Patent number: 4767229
    Abstract: A drip and splatter proof paint applicator is provided. The paint is placed and contained within a housing so as to be dispensed therefrom by an endless belt paint roller unit. The paint roller unit can be quickly disengaged therefrom so that the residue paint within the housing and on the paint roller unit can be cleaned after each use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Edward Cha
  • Patent number: 4580918
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprising a plurality of coaxial writing nibs and means for advancing and retracting the nibs relative to one another to adjust a selected nib into an operative writing position, whereby the instrument is adjustable to produce lines of different predetermined widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Hugh William B. Baker, Ivor J. M. Fehr
  • Patent number: 4527929
    Abstract: A skiving and roller burnishing tool for finishing the internal surface of a cylindrical bore includes a cutting assembly and a pair of roller burnishing assemblies. Each roller assembly includes a plurality of frustoconical rollers mounted on a frustoconical bearing surface. By translating the individual rollers axially, the effective diameter of the outer surfaces of the roller can be changed. By applying a constant force on the rollers, the two roller assemblies hold the tool firmly in place inside the work piece, preventing accidental misalignment of the cutting tool. It has been found that this workpiece is particularly well suited for finishing relatively long bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Dickinson, deceased, Krestine Corbin, executrix
  • Patent number: 4493576
    Abstract: An oil mop employing oil-saturable wiping assemblies is described. The assemblies are fed from a reservoir made up of non-saturable cords and batting. This reservoir is supplied from a primary storage volume contained in a hollow mop handle through a non-saturable wick connecting the handle with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Inventor: Jay Y. Suhh
  • Patent number: 4019821
    Abstract: A toner applicator comprising a housing for containment of toner, at least one free-moving weight within said housing for breaking up toner aggregates and agitating the toner, separable pad members forming a bottom wall of the housing and releasing said toner upon separation thereof, and said members being hingedly mounted whereby to adapt to distributing a mound of said released toner across an image area to be developed of a surface having imagewise tacky and nontacky areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Helmut Gustav Sandner