Including Blade-like, Pad-like, Or Apertured Tool Patents (Class 401/25)
  • Publication number: 20150117929
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for cosmetic product comprising a core, a plurality of protrusions projecting from the core to form a brush, and a spatula situated in the continuation of the core. The invention also relates to an applicator assembly for cosmetic product, comprising: a container comprising a body forming a reservoir intended to contain the cosmetic product, and an applicator as described above and suitable for being attached to the container, so that the applicator is accommodated inside the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8967898
    Abstract: A multi-function back and body scrubber to enable a user to wash, scrub, massage and exfoliate his back and other areas of his body while taking a bath or a shower. The multi-function scrubber includes a shaft that is filled with fluid (e.g., body wash), a flexible thumb pump detachably connected to one end of the shaft, and a double-sided scrubbing head connected to the opposite end. The scrubbing head has first and second cleaning surfaces (e.g., a loofah sponge and a plurality of raised bumps) that are detachable and interchangeable with one another. When the thumb pump is squeezed, fluid is forced from the shaft to one of the cleaning surfaces of the double-sided scrubbing head. The scrubbing head is detachable from the shaft to be held in a hand of the user so that fluid can be dispensed from the shaft thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Dayeh
  • Patent number: 8926210
    Abstract: A window and glass cleaning device includes a cleaning head and an elongated handle configured to be grasped by a user. The handle has a first end connected to the cleaning head and a second end configured to be connected to an extension handle. A fluid container is housed by the handle, and a spray nozzle is carried by said handle at a position approximate the first end of the handle. A pump is carried by the handle and connects the fluid container to the spray nozzle. The pump includes a pump actuator. An electric motor is carried by the handle and is operatively connected to pump actuator to drive the pump actuator in the pumping of fluid from the container through the spray nozzle. A power source and an electric switch are carried by the handle. The electrical switch is operatively connected to the power source and to the electric motor and is operable by the user to connect the power source to the electric motor to facilitate the pumping of said fluid through said spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Lawrence Orubor
  • Patent number: 8915662
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards the design of a marking device for writing or drawing on a given surface. The marking device can be made of any material that leaves a residue or makes legible marks on a surface brought into contact with the device. The marking device of the present disclosure can be used to make precise lines or shapes on any material, including rough surfaces, such as, wood, concrete, drywall, tiles, etc. The marking device can consistently produce thin lines without needing any sharpening. The marking device can be attached to a support frame, which can serves as a handle for grasping and using the marking device. The support frame can further provide a housing to shield the marking device from damage when not in use. In one exemplary embodiment, the marking device is shaped as a razorblade and is configured to fit into any standard utility knife. In such an embodiment, the utility knife serves as the support frame for the marking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Kildevaeld
  • Patent number: 8882378
    Abstract: A heating and dispenser system including base unit and an applicator assembly. The applicator assembly may include an applicator tip, a dispensing module, and an applicator housing. The applicator assembly may be integral or separable, and may also house a heating module. Alternatively, the heating module may be separate from the applicator assembly. The system also includes a control system for heating and dispensing various products. The applicator assembly may be replaceable, interchangeable, or single-type for applying product to a surface. The applicator may also be constructed of materials that impact heat transfer or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Bylsma, Steve O. Mork, David W. Baarman, Thomas A. Niezgoda, Jesse Leverett
  • Patent number: 8764334
    Abstract: A scraping apparatus is secured to a wand of a pressure sprayer. The scraping apparatus includes a scraping blade, which is fastened to a spacing block. The assembly is secured to the wand via a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism can be of a quick release design. The rotating blade can be pivotally assembled to the block and held in position by any of a variety of designs. Alternately, a fluid conduit can be incorporated into a scraping block. The nozzle is secured to a scraping end of the block and the wand is secured to an opposing end providing fluid communication through the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Buckner, Jason Boyle
  • Patent number: 8702636
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The method prevents a phenol solution that is applied during a P & A procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device is essentially a plastic tube which comes in different lengths and widths and has a specially shaped aperture located at one end. A stick-shaped cotton applicator is inserted through the tube so as to ensure direct application of the phenol solution onto only the nail matrix. As a result, the phenol solution is prevented from coming into contact with the skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • Patent number: 8616375
    Abstract: A dishwasher treating packet for use in a dishwasher having a treating chamber comprising a body defining a reservoir, a treating chemistry in the reservoir, and a manual dispenser coupled to the reservoir and selectively operable to dispense at least a portion of the treating chemistry from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney M. Welch
  • Patent number: 8475072
    Abstract: A scraping apparatus (350), which secures to a wand (142) of a pressure sprayer. The scraping apparatus (350) includes a scraping blade (120), which is fastened to a spacing block (352). The assembly is secured to the wand (142) via a clamping mechanism (354). The clamping mechanism (354) can be of a quick release design. The rotating blade (152) can be pivotally assembled to the block (352) and held in position by any of a variety of designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Buckner, Jason Boyle
  • Patent number: 8475070
    Abstract: A cleaning implement comprises a cleaning body assembly, a trigger assembly, at least one aerosol-cleaning container, a brush assembly, and a squeegee assembly whereby fluid from the cleaning container is dispensed by the trigger assembly. In one embodiment, the squeegee assembly is rotatably mounted to the cleaning body assembly. In another embodiment, the squeegee assembly is removably mounted to the cleaning body assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Miner, Sue A. Potter, Eric J. Hansen, Romaneerat Nemcek, Joseph P. Perry
  • Patent number: 8438688
    Abstract: A hand held scraper tool adapted to remove debris from a surface. The scrapper tool includes a body, handle and a plurality of abraders. In one embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a highly flexible cantilevered structure. In another embodiment, the abraders may be configured as a brush that creates a water impermeable barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: MIW Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Weinberger, Tucker J. Marion
  • Patent number: 8308389
    Abstract: An apparatus for use when applying a compound from a dispensing tube comprises: a receptacle; a plurality of retaining rings mechanically coupled to the receptacle for attaching the apparatus to the dispensing tube; an application blade secured within the receptacle for contacting the compound being dispensed during application; optionally, a handle mechanically coupled on an opposite side of the receptacle from the plurality of retaining rings; and, optionally, at least one retaining clip for securing at least one of the plurality of retaining rings around a nozzle tip of the dispensing tube. Such apparatus and related methods facilitate initial application of the compound in an evenly distributed and desired topographical manner without requiring subsequent smoothing and/or shaping steps after contact of the compound with a surface to which it is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: David Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 8256978
    Abstract: A kit for dispensing a viscous fluid from a container comprising: a nozzle for coupling to an outlet of the container defining a nozzle opening for dispensing the viscous fluid from the container, the nozzle including applicator engaging structure; and an applicator including a working area and nozzle engaging structure releasably engageable with the applicator engaging structure of the nozzle to releasably secure the applicator to the nozzle. The applicator further including a working area for spreading the viscous fluid dispensed by the nozzle. The kit also including another applicator and the nozzle may be selectively engageable with either of the two applicators. The applicators may be in the form of a spatula applicator and a brush applicator or may be in any other suitable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Geocel Corporation
    Inventors: John Bencsics, Trevor Jackson, Patrick J. Coyne, Don Krabill
  • Patent number: 8231293
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a cleaning pen, which includes a hollow clamping device having two clamping units able to be engaged with each other for clamping a wiping element in a bent state and being inserted into a hollow housing such that a bent portion of the wiping element juts out of the hollow housing and can be used for cleaning an object. When the bent portion is soiled or damaged, a user can conveniently and sequentially take the wiping element out from the hollow housing and hollow clamping device, and then shift the soiled or damaged portion to a position for allowing the wiping element to be clamped by the hollow clamping device again and form a new bent portion jutting out of the hollow housing, so as to effectively prevent the object from being scratched by edge of the wiping element and prolong service life thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Kuan-Di Huang
  • Patent number: 8202016
    Abstract: A grill brush having a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end, the brush head having a fluid reservoir, a brush handle conduit and a valve located therein; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; the valve being in fluid communication with the reservoir; the brush handle conduit being in fluid communication with the valve; a brush head; a bristle holding member; a brush bristle surface located on the bristle holding member; a brush head conduit located in the brush head, and in fluid communication with the brush handle conduit; a plurality of groups of bristles emanating from the brush bristle surface; a plurality of orifices located on the brush bristle surface, and in communication with the brush head conduit; and a scraper is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 8186898
    Abstract: A plural nozzle cleaning implement. The nozzles are oriented inwardly, to provide a converging spray pattern. The converging spray pattern provides more coverage of the target surface, which increases residence time of fluid sprayed onto debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn Allen Bradbury, Keith David Fanta
  • Publication number: 20120093563
    Abstract: A decking coating composition applicator (10) including a receptacle (16) which can receive a paint container (12) containing a coating composition, the receptacle including an air vent (28) and a liquid aperture (30) arranged such that they both penetrate a valve (66) on the paint container when the paint container is in the receptacle, thereby immersing both the air vent and the liquid aperture in the coating composition in the paint container and an applicator surface (18) fluidly connected to the receptacle such that the coating composition can be supplied to the applicator surface, the applicator surface comprising a pad portion (82), and a bristles portion (88), in which the bristles portion is positioned outside of an area defined by the pad portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Chandru Ganeson, Tensen Varghese
  • Patent number: 8032973
    Abstract: A coating applicator comprising a substrate removably mounted to a frame, where the frame includes an actuator repositionable between an engaging position and a disengaging position, where the engaging position is operative to maintain the substrate in mounting engagement with the frame, where the disengaging position is operative to discontinue the substrate in mounting engagement with the frame, and where the substrate includes a receptor for retaining a coating composition for application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Joseph Leon Lutgen, Robin E. Smith, Brandon Cory Hoover, Brandon Seth Cross, George Andrew Hartel, Matthew Shute
  • Publication number: 20110200379
    Abstract: A pouch comprising a top pouch layer, a bottom pouch layer sealed to the top pouch layer to form a reservoir, wherein the reservoir is configured to hold contents, and an actuator formed from a portion of the top pouch layer, wherein the portion of the top layer is sealed with a corresponding portion of the bottom layer, wherein the actuation of the actuator releases the contents from the reservoir is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Didier de Gery
  • Patent number: 7909526
    Abstract: A grill brush having a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end, the brush head having a fluid reservoir, a brush handle conduit and a valve located therein; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; the valve being in fluid communication with the reservoir; the brush handle conduit being in fluid communication with the valve; a brush head; a bristle holding member; a brush bristle surface located on the bristle holding member; a brush head conduit located in the brush head, and in fluid communication with the brush handle conduit; a plurality of groups of bristles emanating from the brush bristle surface; a plurality of orifices located on the brush bristle surface, and in communication with the brush head conduit; and a scraper is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 7832955
    Abstract: An apparatus to aid in the removal of ice buildup from motor vehicle windshields includes an ice scraper with an integral sprayer for dispensing de-icing solution. The handle of the ice scraper contains a reservoir filled with de-icing solution with a spray pump trigger, or battery-powered spraying system, for spraying fluid upon the windshield to aid in the de-icing process. A screw cap, located on the handle, is used to refill the invention when the reservoir is depleted. A detachable snow brush is also provided. The apparatus allows drivers in cold weather climates the ability to efficiently remove ice buildup from their vehicle windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: Lisa Leffew, Timothy Blacknik
  • Patent number: 7785026
    Abstract: A cosmetic stick applicator for treating the lips of a person. The applicator has an elongate, tubular body with an inner chamber for storing a chemical formulation or substance such as an exfoliant, to be applied to the lips. One end of the body has an external, oblique, lip-engageable abrasive applicator surface containing a product-dispensing orifice through which the substance can be ejected. Such ejection is accomplished by means of a finger-engageable wheel that is turned to forcibly discharge the substance through the orifices and onto the applicator surface. Thereafter this surface which now contains the discharged substance, is rubbed against the lips and thus effects a scrubbing thereof, which brings about gentle and controlled exfoliation of accumulated dead skin cells. Following this, excess dead cell material can be wiped off with a tissue or pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Serena Eng, Charles Chang
  • Patent number: 7648295
    Abstract: A handheld cleaning device, particularly for footwear cleaning, including first and second opposed ends, with each end having access to a reservoir containing either a cleaning solution or a shoe polishing compound. A method of using the device to clean and polish footwear is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Lisa Fredell
  • Publication number: 20090047228
    Abstract: A conditioning and application assembly includes a container containing a nail varnish composition comprising a cosmetically acceptable medium and at least one thixotropic thickener, with the composition having a viscosity at 25° C. of at least 0.6 Pa·s. An applicator is provided for taking up the product contained in the container and applying it to the nails, with the applicator including a flexible blade defining an application face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Laurence GUERCHET, Lizabeth-Anne Coffey-Dawe, Aline Abergel, Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 7473045
    Abstract: In a cosmetic unit comprising two applicators, each having a stem, each of the applicators dipping into a respective reservoir, each reservoir having a reservoir neck provided with an external thread on which to screw a respective coupling part, and the two reservoirs being releasably attachable to each other by means of the screwed-on coupling parts, which at the same time serve as a closing cap, via a coupling sleeve by means of a snap-type connection, provision is made for the snap-type connection to comprise a locking bead disposed on the inside of the coupling sleeve in the outer end region of the coupling sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Dumler
  • Patent number: 7470078
    Abstract: A cleaning implement that provides multiple functions useful in cleaning windows and similar surfaces is disclosed. There is a support head mounting a squeegee blade and (optionally) a scrubber and/or touch-up pad. There is also a collector absorbent pad that is mounted to the support head adjacent the squeegee blade, a sprayer linked to the support head, and a container connectable to the sprayer. The implement can spray cleaning fluid on a window to be cleaned. The scrubber can then be applied, followed by the squeegee. Liquid being removed from the window using the squeegee is then collected in the absorbent pad, which is replaceable when saturated. Any remaining streaks on the surface being cleaned can then be removed by the touch-up pad. Replacement pads and replacement containers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Banco, Peter M. Neumann, Kenneth W. Michaels, Kevin Harrity
  • Publication number: 20080296757
    Abstract: A fluid spreader includes a first surface, wherein the first surface has at least one channel that continuously or discontinuously extends to an outer periphery of the first surface, allowing fluid to flow easily and thereby reducing the thickness of the fluid between the fluid spreader and another device or component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Hoffman, Rajiv Tandon, Chun-Hou Chan
  • Publication number: 20080189892
    Abstract: A coating applicator comprising a substrate removably mounted to a frame, where the frame includes an actuator repositionable between an engaging position and a disengaging position, where the engaging position is operative to maintain the substrate in mounting engagement with the frame, where the disengaging position is operative to discontinue the substrate in mounting engagement with the frame, and where the substrate includes a receptor for retaining a coating composition for application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Leon Lutgen, Robin E. Smith, Brandon Cory Hoover, Brandon Seth Cross, George Andrew Hartel, Matthew Shute
  • Patent number: 7357587
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser first contains, then dispenses a cleaning solution, and finally might be used to scrubs or cleans a dirty surface. The dispenser has a hollow handle that serves as a reservoir for the cleaning solution and at each end of the handle a cleaning implement; specifically a scrubber and a sponge. When a user presses the selected implement against a cleaning surface, a valve is opened, allowing the cleaning solution to flow. The user might then scrub a dirty surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Eduardo Felipe D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 7303347
    Abstract: A portable stain removal kit for removing stains from fabrics, such as clothing or furniture, for use immediately after the mishap has occurred. The kit is intended to be small enough to be carried in a pocket or purse and includes a spatula, a stain removing material, a brush, and an absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Georgetta P. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20070269252
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a writing instrument having a housing with both a writing portion and a correction portion. The writing portion is at least partially contained in the housing and has a writing tip extendable from the housing. The correction portion of the writing instrument is at least partially disposed in the housing. The correction portion has an application that is connectable to the housing and is used to dispense correction material from the correction portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Rhonda M. Burton
  • Publication number: 20070231054
    Abstract: A grill brush comprising: a brush handle with a handle end and a brush end; a handle member attached to the handle end, and located at generally an acute angle to the brush handle; a knob located generally in the middle of the brush handle a fluid reservoir located within the brush handle, the fluid reservoir comprising: an upper interior volume; and a lower interior volume; a reservoir cap removeably attached to the handle end of the brush handle; a shut off spool removeably attachable to the brush handle, and located generally between the upper interior volume and the lower interior volume; a passage way located in the shut off spool, and configured to stop fluid communication between the upper interior volume, and the lower interior volume when the spool is in a shut configuration, and to allow for fluid communication between the upper interior volume, and the lower interior volume when the spool is in an open configuration; scraper brush holder removeably attachable to the brush end of the brush handle; a
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Wales
  • Patent number: 7264413
    Abstract: Mops comprising one or more cleaning members. In select embodiments, the cleaning members are releasably secured to the mop and may be capable of compression. In these embodiments, the different cleaning members enable the mop to operate in a plurality of different modes, including a wringing mop mode, a damp mop mode and a dust mop mode. In other embodiments, a portion of the handle of the mop is adapted to hold and release a fluid, such as a cleaning solution. In these embodiments, the user may cause release of the fluid through one or more openings associated with the mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter S. Vosbikian, Robert E. Petner
  • Patent number: 7156572
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a substance may comprise a receptacle for containing the substance and at least one housing in flow communication with the receptacle. The at least one housing may be configured to receive an applicator element and may comprise a side wall and an end wall. The device may also comprise at least one applicator element for applying the substance. The at least one applicator element may comprise a first portion configured to abut the end wall when the at least one applicator element is at least partially received in the at least one housing and the first portion is in an uncompressed configuration. The at least one applicator element may also comprise a second portion comprising at least one recess. The second portion may be configured to abut the end wall when the at least one applicator element is at least partially received in the at least one housing and the first portion is in a compressed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7077591
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device may include at least two receptacles. Each receptacle may contain one of a cosmetic and a care substance, a body, and a removable closure cap. The device may also include at least one coupling member capable of uniting the two receptacles in line with each other. The coupling member may be at least partially elastically deformable, and may include at least one housing. The at least one housing may be configured to receive at least part of one of the receptacles and enable the part of the one of the receptacles to be fixed to the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7044671
    Abstract: A disposable teeth cleaning applicator device. An elongated tubular shaft member has an applicator tip member at one end and a toothpick device at the other end. A liquid dental material is positioned inside the tubular shaft member and, once released, is squeezed or allowed to flow into the applicator tip member and used to clean a person's teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company LLC
    Inventors: Rita Parikh, Arthur Fox, Diane Lorello
  • Patent number: 7008130
    Abstract: The window washing tool is a tool for washing windows located high above ground without requiring the use of ladders or scaffolding. The window washing tool has an extension handle which serves as both a reach extension device allowing reaching high windows from the ground, and for supplying water and cleaning solution to a washing head. The washing head holds the implements used to clean the window. The extension handle has a plurality of sections, which are connected together to provide the required length. The extension handle is hollow and conducts water supplied at pressure to the lower end of the extension handle to the washing head at the top of the extension handle. A lower section of the extension handle includes a shutoff valve for controlling the flow of water to the washing head, and a reservoir for introducing cleaning solution into the flow of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Samuel M. Hill
  • Patent number: 6962741
    Abstract: Press-on tool for pressing on a film to adhere to a substrate. The press-on tool comprises a relatively hard and rigid carrier part with a press-on surface with which, during use, the film can be pressed against the substrate. The intermediate layer comprises a relatively soft, resilient cushion layer. Preferably, the cushion layer is non-slidably connected with the press-on surface and/or the carrier part. The invention also relates to a method for pressing on a film to adhere to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Vinytouch Vinylapplikaties B.V.
    Inventor: Frans Wirtje Bogman
  • Patent number: 6960042
    Abstract: A versatile mop comprises a main body, a mop head pivotally connected to the main body, a handle set connected to the main body, and a water storing unit mounted on the main body, whereby the versatile mop can eject water spouts for cleaning floors and windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Tien Jong Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6896433
    Abstract: A cosmeticizing pen includes a sleeve and a guider partially received in the sleeve. A first cylinder and a second cylinder respectively longitudinally mounted to two opposite ends of the guider for containing two different cosmetics. A first head and a second head are respectively mounted to a free end of each of the first cylinder and the second cylinder. A first cap and a second cap are respectively mounted to the first head and the second head for protect the first head and the second head after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Chen-Ling Liu
  • Patent number: 6827516
    Abstract: In a cosmetic unit comprising two different cosmetic products and two different applicators, provision is made, with a view to cost-saving manufacture based on a minimum of components and simplicity of assembly, for a central sleeve; a threaded plug which is fixable in the central sleeve; a threaded spindle which reaches through a hole, with a female thread, of the threaded plug and on the outer end of which is provided a cup that houses a cartridge, the cup being mounted, via axial projections, non-rotatably, but axially displaceably in a protective guide section; an insert which is plugged into the central sleeve in the vicinity of the threaded spindle and which includes the protective guide section that is formed outside the central sleeve; an applicator handle which adjoins the inside end of the threaded spindle; and a helical spring which extends between the threaded plug and the inner front end of the applicator handle, forcing the applicator outwards against a cosmetic compound contained in the screw c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: h&m gutberlet GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Publication number: 20040190974
    Abstract: Described is a compound hollow container (900) having a multiplicity of compartments (16, 17), e.g., two or three compartments, with the container (900) being capable of containing, storing and dispensing one or more liquids such as nail polish and nail polish remover, and nail polish curing agent, and optionally, fluidized solids such as nail glitter and, further optionally, accessories therefor such as nail polish remover cleaning pads (88). The container (900) is equipped with liquid applicators (52), e.g., vertically disposed long brushes (53), or porous pads for each of the liquids and, optionally, a fluidized solid (300) dispenser for the fluidized solids, e.g., a screen (200) or multiplicity of orifices (201A) which can be opened and closed, located in the upper lid portion (10) of the container (900).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas J. Cantone, Frederick Caputo
  • Publication number: 20040146333
    Abstract: A fluid pump assembly (268) for use in a cleaning apparatus (10) broadly comprises a fluid pump (22); a suction outlet tube (270) in direct fluid communication with a fluid reservoir (14); a fluid outlet tube (272) configured to be in direct fluid communication with the suction outlet tube (270) and connected to the fluid pump (22); a valve (274) cooperating with both the suction and fluid outlet tubes (270,272); and a control switch (58), wherein actuation of the control switch (58) simultaneously opens the valve (274) and activates the pump (22) to suction fluid from the fluid reservoir (14), through the suction outlet tube (270), and because the valve (274) is open, through the fluid outlet tube (272), and deactuation of the control switch (58) simultaneously closes the valve (274) and deactivates the pump (22), such that fluid is prevented from exiting the fluid outlet tube (272).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Chen Hsi Fu
  • Publication number: 20040146332
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus (10) for facilitating cleaning of multiple types of surfaces broadly comprises a telescoping body (12); a fluid reservoir (14); a handle (16); a receiving portion (18); a tube (20); a fluid pump (22); and at least one interchangeable head (24). The telescoping body (12) has a proximal end (26) and a distal end (30) and includes a first and a second rod (34,36), wherein the first rod (34) is adapted to nest within the second rod (36). The fluid reservoir (14) is adapted to contain a cleaning fluid and is located near the proximal end (26) of the body (12) and generally adjacent to the handle (16), which is located at an extreme proximal end (28) of the body (12). The receiving portion (18) is located at the distal end (30) of the body (12) and is provided with a nozzle (72) for spraying the cleaning fluid. The tube (20) is partially positioned within the handle (16), proceeds through the fluid reservoir (14) and the first and the second rods (34,36), and ends at the nozzle (72).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Top Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen Hsi Fu
  • Patent number: 6742950
    Abstract: An applicator assembly comprises a flexible reservoir, to which are joined a pair of applicators. The latter includes a first and second applicators. The first applicator has its longitudinal axis of symmetry perpendicularly disposed relative to the flexible reservoir, respectively to its longitudinal axis, while the second applicator is coaxial with the flexible reservoir. The first and second applicators are located at opposite ends of the flexible reservoir. An arm connects the first applicator to the flexible reservoir. A pair of protective covers including a first and second protective covers is intended to slip over the pair of applicators, respectively the first and second applicators. A valve is incorporated into the flexible reservoir, so as to resist passage of a fluid contained in the latter, while letting the atmospheric air to infiltrate therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory A. Coombs
  • Publication number: 20040101346
    Abstract: The applicator assembly comprises a flexible reservoir, to which are joined a pair of applicators. The latter includes a first and second applicators. The first applicator has its longitudinal axis of symmetry perpendicularly disposed relative to the flexible reservoir, respectively to its longitudinal axis, while the second applicator is coaxial with the flexible reservoir. The first and second applicators are located at opposite ends of the flexible reservoir. An arm connects the first applicator to the flexible reservoir so, as stated before, the longitudinal axis of symmetry of the first applicator is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the flexible reservoir. A pair of protective covers including a first and second protective covers is intended to slip over the pair of applicators, respectively the first and second applicators. A valve is incorporated into the flexible reservoir, so as to resist passage of a fluid contained in the latter, while letting the atmospheric air to infiltrate therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory A. Coombs
  • Patent number: 6702497
    Abstract: A cleaning device (100) for smooth surfaces, especially for cleaning windows. The inventive cleaning device comprises a handle (1) and a contact element (10) that is mounted on one end of said handle (1) and that extends in a substantially transversal direction to the handle (1). The contact element is provided with a cleaning surface element (4) on at least the one front face thereof that contacts the surface to be cleaned. The cleaning surface element can be wetted with a cleaning liquid in a controlled manner. A zone (5) is provided behind the cleaning surface element for the distribution and temporary storage of the cleaning liquid. The handle (1) is linked with a blade element (8) that is part of the contact element. The front face of said blade element is detachably linked with a direct removing element (7) that carries the cleaning surface element (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Dieter Tien
  • Patent number: 6682242
    Abstract: A dual cosmetic applicator is formed from two applicator units, each of which includes a cap from which extends an applicator and an internally threaded sleeve facing the applicator. An enclosure includes an externally threaded end portion adapted to threadably engage the internally threaded sleeve of the cap. Each applicator unit also includes a coupling member which is formed by a central internal member surrounded by a peripheral wall, the peripheral wall having a plurality of projections laterally extending therefrom beyond the central internal member and a plurality of recesses corresponding in size, shape and number to the projections. An inner surface of the projections includes one half of a mating pair of snap fitting elements, while an outer surface of central internal member adjacent the recesses includes the other half of the mating pair of snap fitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Antonio Montoli
  • Publication number: 20030180082
    Abstract: In a cosmetic unit comprising two different cosmetic products and two different applicators, provision is made, with a view to cost-saving manufacture based on a minimum of components and simplicity of assembly, for a central sleeve; a threaded plug which is fixable in the central sleeve; a threaded spindle which reaches through a hole, with a female thread, of the threaded plug and on the outer end of which is provided a cup that houses a cartridge, the cup being mounted, via axial projections, non-rotatably, but axially displaceably in a protective guide section; an insert which is plugged into the central sleeve in the vicinity of the threaded spindle and which includes the protective guide section that is formed outside the central sleeve; an applicator handle which adjoins the inside end of the threaded spindle; and a helical spring which extends between the threaded plug and the inner front end of the applicator handle, forcing the applicator outwards against a cosmetic compound contained in the screw c
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: h&m gutberlet gmbh
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Patent number: 6612764
    Abstract: In a cosmetic applicator unit that comprises two different applicators, each having a stem, the applicators being interconnected in the vicinity of the free ends of the stems, it is provided that each applicator is lodged in a reservoir; that each reservoir has a neck with an external thread; and that the necks are screwed into coupling members for interconnection of the two reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Dumler, Dieter Wolfsgruber, Werner Fischer