With Flow-regulator Patents (Class 401/263)
  • Patent number: 9591960
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus including a cleaning head having a body to sit adjacent a first surface to be cleaned; and a head formation releasably connectable to a connection portion of the body; wherein in a first configuration the head formation is connected to the body such that the head formation sits adjacent the first surface or a second surface to be cleaned, and the cleaning head defines a first footprint, and in a second configuration the head formation is detached from the body and the cleaning head defines a second footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventor: Phil Grove
  • Patent number: 9486829
    Abstract: An improved applicator for dispensing liquids and viscous fluids comprising an applicator body, an applicator tip or applicator assembly, and optionally a filter element wherein the applicator tip or assembly has at least one of several beneficial features including a receptacle for shards, a fluid rate controlling tip, and a bubble breaking design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: OptMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dallas Kirk, III, Paul J. Mulhauser
  • Patent number: 9238241
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fluid product packaged in a bottle (1), may include a withdrawing member (2); a band (6) secured to the bottle (1) having two upper arms (7) arranged either side of the nozzle (3) of the member (2) which is equipped with two external lugs (9), said arms each having an interior lug (10) positioned in the axial continuation of an external lug (9) to form a housing between them; a support (13) having a dispensing orifice (14), the arms (7) being mounted with the ability to effect a translational movement in said support; a push-button (17) which is mounted with the ability to effect a radial translational movement in relation to the support (13), said push-button having two tabs (20) each having an upper bearing surface (20a) bearing against an inner lug (10) an a lower bearing surface (20b) bearing against an outer lug (9), said bearing surfaces diverging radially so that depressing the push-button (14) causes the lugs (9, 10) to part, thus actuating the withdrawing member (2) by a dep
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA LE TREPORT
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Hervé Imenez
  • Patent number: 9113770
    Abstract: A cleaning device (1) comprising a handle (2). The handle (2) is formed by a tube (3), which defines a liquid reservoir (4). A nozzle unit (5) is arranged at one end of the handle and a hand grip (6) is arranged at the other end of the handle. An operating device (7) for the nozzle unit (5) is associated with the hand grip (6) The operating device (7) is connected to the nozzle unit (5) by an operative connection (8) arranged in the tube (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Uwe Dingert, Markus Dietz
  • Patent number: 8979412
    Abstract: A tip unit of a cosmetic applicator includes a tube portion connected to a hollow body of the cosmetic applicator, and a tip portion tapering away to a point from the tube portion. The tip portion has a passage space contain liquid cosmetics advanced from the hollow body through the tube portion, and has a plurality of flexible blade segments, a plurality of guiding grooves defined respectively by corresponding adjacent pairs of the blade segments, and a plurality of slits, each communicating the passage space with a respective one of the guiding grooves, and being enlargeable when the tip portion is deformed so as to permit flow of the liquid cosmetics from the passage space to the respective one of the guiding grooves therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ming-Lang Lin
  • Patent number: 8974134
    Abstract: A package for applying a liquid personal care product. the package including a body for storing and dispensing a personal care product and an applicator with a skin-contacting portion for applying the personal care product to the skin of a user. The body of the package and the skin-contacting portion both have first and second cross-sectional shapes with major and minor dimensions aligned with one another. The major dimension being greater than the minor dimension. The skin contacting portion includes a patterned surface. The patterned surface produces a corresponding pattern on skin when the personal care product is applied thereto. The pattern may be configured to deliver a discontinuous film of product to the skin, resulting in natural looking coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Ellen Mary Loughren, Ian Andrew Carnduff
  • Patent number: 8956065
    Abstract: An applicator for delivering a surgical prep solution onto a bodily surface includes a hollow member having a reservoir, an absorbent pad that is attached to a portion of the hollow member and in communication with the reservoir, a timer operably connected to the hollow member, and a gating mechanism in electrical communication with the timer and for coordinating application of the surgical prep solution with activation of the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Mark I. Froimson
  • Patent number: 8950966
    Abstract: Proposed is a device for applying a flowable substance comprising an outer shell (14) forming a receptacle for the flowable substance, as well as at least one portionally cylindrical insert (12) assigned to an application tip (22) and open at one end and closed at the other end and its shell featuring at least one orifice (34) connected to the open end. The outer shell (14) is shiftable in relation to the insert (12) between a blocked position in which a fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is blocked by means of a sealing device and an activated position in which the fluid flow between the outer shell (14) and the insert (12) is released. The insert (12) has a male screw thread (20) mating the outer shell (14), the flowable substance flowing after twisting of the insert (12) in relation to the outer shell (14) and release of the orifice (34) into the insert (12). The outer shell is made, at least portionally, of an elastomeric plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Publication number: 20150024131
    Abstract: A compound delivery applicator comprising a substantially conical portion comprising a first end configured to couple to a compound receptacle and an applicator blade comprising a first portion extending outwardly along a longitudinal axis of and from a second end of the substantially conical portion, the first portion comprising a first side edge and a second side edge each forming an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the substantially conical portion and a scraper comprising a recessed channel along an edge of the scraper. The device further comprises a substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel extending along the longitudinal axis of and internally through at least a portion of the substantially conical portion, the substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel further extending through the scraper of the applicator blade and configured to pass a compound therethrough and a flow control button located within the recessed channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Lisa Marie Evans
  • Patent number: 8905669
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a container having a storage reservoir containing a photocurable resin material, a dispensing nozzle secured to the container and an applicator shield positioned about the dispensing nozzle to shield dispensed resin from exposure to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Medhesives, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony R. Eisenhut
  • Patent number: 8827582
    Abstract: A lip gloss dispenser/applicator which uses the impression of an individual's lips as the applicator surface. The dispenser container contains a soft, plastic mold of a set of lips, realistic in look and texture, which a user can “kiss” to apply the gloss. The gloss is contained within a reservoir beneath, and sealed around, the artificial and molded lips. The gloss is applied from the reservoir by a turning knob-like mechanism beneath the container, which controls an elevator-type lift inside the container. As the mechanism turns, the lift rises, pressing the reservoir against the bottom of the lips, forcing small amounts of gloss through a hole and onto the front of the lips. Micro-fissures in the lips evenly spread the gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lipsinc LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Seymour, Benjamin Martin
  • Patent number: 8821059
    Abstract: To make a cosmetic container convenient, a closing part 6b of a discharge cylinder 6 closes an insertion hole 2h of a middle cylinder part 2 and seals a cosmetic A when a moving part 3 is positioned at a first stopping position, the discharge cylinder 6 protrudes by a predetermined length from an end face of the insertion hole 2h and slits 6c of the discharge cylinder 6 are exposed when the moving part 3 is moved from the first stopping position to a second stopping position separating in an axial direction, so that a user can visually confirm that the cosmetic can flow out through the slits 6c, the discharge cylinder and a discharge cylinder opening part 6a, and the moving part 3 is left at the second stopping position, so that the cosmetic A can securely flow out without variation when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventors: Arata Sasaki, Tomonari Sato
  • Publication number: 20140205360
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a head portion having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a fluid chamber; a container for containing an antiseptic solution coupled to and in fluid communication with the proximal end of the head portion; and an application member in fluid communication with the fluid chamber and comprising a foam, having a first foam layer adjacent a second foam layer, wherein the first foam layer is disposed toward the distal end of the head portion and comprises a dye impregnated therein, and the second foam layer is disposed away from the distal end of the head portion and is free from the dye, and wherein, after the antiseptic solution passes from the container through the fluid chamber, the antiseptic solution passes into the first foam layer, whereupon the dye is solubilized by and tints the antiseptic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. DOKKEN, Jesus G. FLORES, John GILBERT, James Patrick MCDONALD
  • Patent number: 8777506
    Abstract: A liquid applicator includes a liquid pressing mechanism (liquid pressing means) for pressurizing an application liquid inside a main body so as to supply application liquid to an applying member by the pressing of the liquid pressing mechanism. The applying member is made of an elastic material and is formed with a communication path of a passage hole for communication between the inside and outside of main body, and an applying portion of the applying member is formed projected further forward from an ejection opening of communication path. The liquid applicator that can simply apply an application liquid, even it is high in viscosity, over a wide area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuaki Akaishi, Hiroaki Koyama
  • Patent number: 8777505
    Abstract: A product dispenser for dispensing an elongate product strip includes, in one embodiment, a product container for storing the product to be dispensed, the container defining an opening through which the product can exit the container, a product flow regulator and a dispensing cover that overlies the product flow regulator. The product flow regulator is positioned proximate the container opening and comprises a flow passage that is in communication with the product container, the flow passage accommodating the product exiting the container. The product flow regulator terminates in at least one distribution aperture for allowing the product within the flow passage to exit the product flow regulator, the product flow regulator further comprising a reservoir for accommodating the product exiting the product flow regulator. The dispensing cover defines an elongate distribution slit proximate the reservoir of the product flow regulator, for allowing an elongate product strip to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: ALBEA Services
    Inventor: Gaël Thorez
  • Patent number: 8764335
    Abstract: A liquid applicator which, in its assembled state an applying part, joint, and front barrel are fixed to a barrel body front end portion, the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the inner peripheral side of the applying part rear end portion is abutted from behind against and engaged with the step of an indented/projected engaging portion on the outer peripheral side of the forward part of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Patent number: 8763616
    Abstract: A multisurface cleaning tool having a tapering head and a hollow handle contiguous with the head that constitutes a reservoir capable of holding flowable material. A pump actuated dispenser is in communication with the reservoir and permits user actuated expression of flowable material from within the reservoir. A cover is applied to and covers at least a portion of the head. In one embodiment, the cover is a microfiber pouch with an elasticized perimeter, which permits the pouch to be fitted over the cleaning tool head. In another embodiment, a portion of the cover is an integrally formed abrasive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, David McGovern, Bruce Bodlak
  • Patent number: 8747008
    Abstract: A personal dispensing system allows a user to dispense a viscous liquid, such as a disinfectant soap, waterless hand cleaner or waterless hand sanitizer containing an anti-microbial composition. The dispenser includes a mounting clip which can be worn on the belt of a user. The dispenser has a front sidewall with openings which allow the viscous liquid to be dispensed onto a user's hands. The openings on the front sidewall of the container body and the viscosity of the liquid are selected so that the viscous liquid weeps out of the openings without dripping. The container body can also have a front opening which houses a gel pad which is impregnated with the anti-microbial composition. The gel pad has openings which are again matched to the viscosity of an anti-microbial composition so that the gel weeps from the gel pad without dripping during use. The front face of the device can also house a number of roller balls for dispensing the viscous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Geesbreght, Darrell D. Dial
  • Patent number: 8721211
    Abstract: A dispenser for spreadable foodstuffs and other spreadable non-food substances allowing for spreading without the need for additional utensils not a part of the packaging is disclosed. The dispenser may rapidly switch between different disposable cartridges and is designed for an extended useful lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Kiss deVirag, Alexander Sterling Wise, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner
  • Patent number: 8647094
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to construction tools. The present invention includes tools used for applying mastic or mud to a work surface, for example, a flat box mastic applicator tool, blade assembly, and/or blade adjustment system, that have many improvements too numerous to mention all in the Abstract. The flat box mastic applicator may include unique walls. The blade assembly may have a non-uniform cross section, e.g., a blade holder with thinner areas and/or material removed at various locations along its lateral length. The blade holder may have a larger size outer end(s) to withstand bending or braking. The blade holder may have and arched shape, ribs or bumps for holding a blade more firmly, and a ridge or bump at its outer edge to act as a dam. The blade adjustment system may include symmetrical pins or posts and a tapered leaf spring. See further improvements herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Exceptional IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Jalbert
  • Patent number: 8636435
    Abstract: A dispensing system for spreadable foodstuffs and spreadable non-food substances allowing for dispensing of metered amounts of product and spreading without the need for additional utensils not part of the packaging is disclosed. The system is composed of a disposable container containing a spreadable food stuff or non-food substance. The container comprises a mechanism for dispensing said foodstuff or non-food substances while proportionally decreasing the volume of the container. An alternative embodiment discloses a disposable dispenser allowing for spreading foodstuffs or non-food substances without any additional utensils in an ultra-portable unit without mechanical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Rosner, Alexander Sterling Wise, Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner
  • Patent number: 8628266
    Abstract: A knife with integrated dispenser incorporates a blade terminating at a boss. A handle extends from the boss with a condiment container connected to the handle and the boss. A conduit extending through the boss and communicating with the condiment container terminates in an aperture adjacent the blade for extruding condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Edgar Virgil Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8556529
    Abstract: An applicator includes an applicator body, an applicator pad attached at a front part of the applicator body, and a pre-loaded container of liquid received in \ the applicator body. The applicator body defines a flow path from the container to the applicator pad. The container includes a front closure portion which is openable to allow liquid to flow from the container into the flow path. The applicator body has a structure which interacts with the front of the container when the container is moved to an opening position relative to the applicator body to open the openable front closure portion. Wherein the container defines a front chamber and a rear chamber with a liquid-impermeable intermediate barrier therebetween. Wherein the container includes a longitudinal pusher element extending relatively movably between the ends of the front chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Robert Law, David John Pritchett
  • Patent number: 8449214
    Abstract: A plaster applicator for corners where walls meet includes a sleeve and a long tube slidably received within the sleeve. A piston is attached to the sleeve by a connector. The piston is concentrically received within the long tube whereby a sliding movement of the sleeve along the long tube provides a sliding movement of the piston within the long tube and vice versa. Further, the piston includes a gasket to prevents mud from leaking behind the piston. An applicator has a hole at an applicator end of the long tube. The hole provides liquid communication between the interior and the exterior of the long tube. A wedge is releasably mounted to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Shoberg
  • Publication number: 20130108349
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a thermal storage tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The thermal storage tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HCT PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: HCT Packaging, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8430588
    Abstract: An application nozzle for viscous adhesives has a nozzle housing (1) encompassing an interior (4) that has an application edge (6) along which a plurality of nozzle openings (8, 33) are arranged, and has at least one feed opening (5) located opposite from the application edge (6). The interior (4) of the nozzle housing (1) widens from the feed opening (5) towards the nozzle openings (8, 33), as seen in the direction of the application edge (6). Flow elements (9, 10, 11) to convey the adhesive from the feed opening (5) to the nozzle openings (8, 33) are provided in the interior (4) of the nozzle housing (1) and at least one flow element (9, 10, 11) that has an inflow edge (12) and an outflow edge (13) and that is oriented in such a way that the flow element, while being completely surrounded by the volume flow of adhesive, uniformly distributes the volume flow of adhesive, taking into consideration the different flow paths leading from the feed opening (5) to the individual nozzle openings (8, 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bona GmbH Deutschland
    Inventor: Thomas Haack
  • Patent number: 8425138
    Abstract: A dispenser for spreadable foodstuffs and other spreadable substances allowing for spreading without the need for additional utensils not a part of the packaging is disclosed. The dispenser may rapidly switch between different disposable cartridges. Part of the dispenser is designed for an extended useful lifetime while the spreadable product is delivered in a disposable container. The dispenser can also be used to measure precise amounts of spreadable foodstuff and other spreadable products without the use of any additional measuring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Innovation Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner, Alexander Sterling Wise
  • Publication number: 20130056020
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-compositional cosmetic applicator is disclosed. The applicator includes an application surface in liquid communication with a reservoir. The reservoir includes a first personal care composition and a second personal care composition stored therein, and the applicator is actuatable between a first and second functional configuration wherein the application surface of the applicator exhibits a first frictional force when in the first functional configuration and a second frictional force that is less than the first frictional force when in the second functional configuration. The applicator includes an actuatable delivery system that allows a user to selectively dispense the first and second compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Gordon Gerald Guay, Laura Elaine Bush
  • Publication number: 20130022387
    Abstract: A fluid applicator includes an applicator body, a foam element, and a fabric cover protecting the foam element. The applicator body includes a foam element support platform having first and second sides. A foam element engaging surface is provided on the first side of the foam element support platform. A foam element retaining wall is disposed at a peripheral edge of the foam element engaging surface. The foam element has a first side supported on the foam element engaging surface, a second side opposite the first side, and a peripheral edge at least partially enclosed by the retaining wall. A fabric mounting surface is disposed outside the retaining wall. The fabric cover is arranged on the second side of the foam element and is peripherally bonded to the fabric mounting surface. A fluid port provides fluid communication between the first side and second sides of the foam element support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: TMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward M. Purizhansky, Clint S. Winter, Matthew S. Mantelli
  • Patent number: 8328450
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a substance in liquid, paste or gel form comprises a container (2), of which a portion is flexible and which includes an applicator portion, which is arcuate in cross-section and in which one or more first apertures (14) is formed. An elastic valve membrane (18) is connected to and overlies the applicator portion and one or more second apertures (22) are formed in it. The first apertures (14) are offset from the second apertures (22). The valve membrane (18) normally engages the applicator portion and the first apertures (14) are thus normally closed by the valve membrane (18) but the application of pressure to the flexible portion of the container produces an increase of the pressure of the container which results in the valve membrane (18) being forced away from the applicator portion against its elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Publication number: 20120263516
    Abstract: A container adapted to contain and dispense a product. Said container comprises a hollow body, a filling opening, a dispensing opening, a valve and a flexible and resilient support means for said valve. Said flexible and resilient support means urges said valve against said dispensing opening, achieving a leak-tight engagement between said valve and said dispensing opening. Said flexible and resilient support means can be resiliently deformed by an external force acting on said valve whereby said leak-tight engagement between said valve and said dispensing opening is disengaged, allowing said contained product to be spread by said valve. Said flexible and resilient support means comprises a housing which fits the container and defines said dispensing opening at one extremity. Said housing comprising a resiliently deformable means urging said valve against said dispensing opening to achieve said leak-tight engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Mario Alexander Turchi, Josh Hartl, Robert Joachim, Steve Madsen
  • Patent number: 8267608
    Abstract: A hand tool apparatus for filling voids in a surface includes a cylindrical ram housing having an interior ram space. A ram rod is axially mounted within the ram space. A handle is collinearly engaged with the ram rod and extends outwardly from one end of the ram housing. A hopper positioned on the ram housing is in communication with the ram space within the ram housing. A trowel plate, having a straight edge, is positioned on a further end of the ram housing. The ram rod is guided along the interior of the ram housing by a groove guide, located on the interior of the ram housing, and a groove flange, located on a guide ring that is attached to the ram rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Wheeler, Cheryl Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8240934
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid lipstick or other cosmetic, pharmaceutical or cosmeceutical product, has a body with a variable-volume storage chamber for storing the product. A dispensing portion is connected with the body and a one-way valve for dispensing amounts of product therethrough. The dispensing portion defines a compression chamber in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving product therefrom, and an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication with the compression chamber. The one-way valve has a valve seat, and a visco-elastic valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed, axially-extending seam therebetween forming a fluid-tight seal between the valve cover and valve seat. The flexible valve cover is movable relative to the valve seat, and the seam is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture to allow the passage of product through the seam and out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian V. Chan, Giovanni Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8235621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grout dispensing system comprising: a suction mechanism that draws grout material into an elongated tube; a dispensing channel attached to a first end of the elongated tube; a suction handle extending through the elongated tube, where the suction handle draws grout into the tube when moved in a first direction and dispenses grout into the dispensing channel when moved in a second direction; a plurality of dispensing tips disposed below the dispensing channel; and a squeegee on one side of the dispensing channel. In one exemplary embodiment, the suction mechanism includes a suction cup at one end of the suction handle, where said suction cup is within said elongated tube; a suction opening at a lower end of the elongated tube; and a suction tube extending from the suction opening. The distal end of suction tube lies in a deposit of grout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Vernon Robinson
  • Patent number: 8231371
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to construction tools. The present invention includes tools used for applying mastic or mud to a work surface, for example, a flat box mastic applicator tool, blade assembly, and/or blade adjustment system, that have many improvements too numerous to mention all in the Abstract. The flat box mastic applicator may include unique walls. The blade assembly may have a non-uniform cross section, e.g., a blade holder with thinner areas and/or material removed at various locations along its lateral length. The blade holder may have a larger size outer end(s) to withstand bending or braking. The blade holder may have and arched shape, ribs or bumps for holding a blade more firmly, and a ridge or bump at its outer edge to act as a dam. The blade adjustment system may include symmetrical pins or posts and a tapered leaf spring. See further improvements herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Exceptional IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Jalbert
  • Patent number: 8226317
    Abstract: Personal gel soap dispensers include a container, for example, having a size similar to a bar of hand soap or body soap, a quantity of gel soap in the container in an interior hollow space of the container, and at least one through opening, for example, a plurality of through openings extending from an interior hollow space of the container through the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Frank J. Uxa, Jr.
  • 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: 8197152
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes a hollow shank, a dispensing head longitudinally mounted to a first end of the hollow shank, a control device longitudinally mounted to a second end of the hollow shank and a sheath detachably mounted to the first end of the hollow shank for protecting the dispensing head after use. A passage is defined in one end of the hollow shank for communicating with an inner periphery of the hollow shank and the dispensing head such that the liquid contained in the hollow shank can flow into the dispensing head. The control device is provided to selectively close/open the passage for controlling the output quantity of the liquid dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Shang Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8152397
    Abstract: A product replacement unit for a base stick module in particular of a cosmetic stick comprises a replacement housing with a reservoir in which a product, in particular a cosmetic product, is present in creamy, liquid or pasty form. An applicator is in a fluid connection with the reservoir, and a piston is guided for displacement in the replacement housing for feeding the product to the applicator. A piston connecting component is present on the piston for cooperating with a push rod connecting component of a piston push rod forming part of a feed device of the base stick module for extending the piston, wherein the piston push rod is formed to establish a push connection with the piston and is formed to be positioned on the side of the piston remote from the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: H & M Gutberlet GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Patent number: 8092109
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention disclose an applicator distributor of a pasty product that flows by gravity, the applicator distributor comprising a body comprising a main reservoir for said product, a distribution head comprising at least one orifice and a removable cap. The cap forms a means for vertically placing the applicator distributor, and wherein the applicator distributor is a downward-facing applicator distributor, so that the product can flow by gravity to the head, and wherein, the head comprises: a peripheral member forming a means of attachment to said reservoir, a central member comprising a central arch obstructing said main opening and comprising a portion forming an application surface of said product, and at least one flexible element that can be deformed under an axial strain, and can form a secondary reservoir that can house a dose of said product, and that can be filled when said applicator distributor is facing downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Fabrice Dieudonat, Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 8002487
    Abstract: A dispenser for spreadable foodstuffs or spreadable non-food substances allowing for spreading without the need for additional utensils that are not part of the packaging is disclosed. Dispenser is easily refilled with replaceable cartridges and designed to keep food away from air as contents are dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Sterling Wise, Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner
  • Publication number: 20110197917
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus disclosing embodiments wherein a covering may be affixed to an apparatus head or removable or a combination of removable and fixed covering. A portion of the apparatus is hollow and may be used as a product dispenser to retain and dispense various flowable solutions. Certain embodiments feature a scrubbing surface to aid in removing debris. Other embodiments teach a cleaning head of varying size and shape to permit navigation of small or select areas. Further embodiments disclose various cleaning, drying, and polishing surfaces such as brushes, sponges, microfiber, abrasive surfaces, melamine, and tacky surfaces. A variety of reversible and permanent affixation methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Kurt Koptis, David McGovern, Bruce Bodlak
  • Patent number: 7997822
    Abstract: A dispensing system for spreadable foodstuffs and spreadable non-food substances allowing for dispensing of metered amounts of foodstuffs or non-food substances and spreading without the need for additional utensils not part of the packaging is disclosed. The system is composed of a disposable cartridge containing a spreadable product and a reusable dispenser that acts to dispense product from the disposable cartridge. The dispenser may rapidly switch between different disposable cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Ileen Rosner, Alexander Sterling Wise, Francis Kiss deVirag, Jonathan Rosner
  • Patent number: 7980778
    Abstract: A liquid applicator includes a liquid pressing mechanism 6 for pressurizing an application liquid 4 inside a main body 2 so as to supply the application liquid to an applying member 10 at the front end by the pressing of liquid pressing mechanism 6, wherein the applying member 10 is made of an elastic material, has a valve structure 8 which is formed with a communication path 24 for communication between the inside and outside of main body 2 and can close the communication path 24 by elasticity in the normal condition and open the communication path 24 by elastic deformation of the communication path when the application liquid is pressurized by liquid pressing mechanism 6, and, an ejection opening 24a of communication path 24 of valve structure 8 is arranged to front onto the applying portion 10a of the applying member 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuaki Akaishi, Takashi Umeno, Mitsuru Endoh, Nobuyuki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20110150557
    Abstract: A product dispenser assembly for dispensing a liquid or gel composition, the assembly including a container housing having a head portion and an internal chamber for holding a composition, the head portion including a plurality of apertures, a moveable member structured to enable a user to selectively deploy the composition from within the internal chamber through the plurality of apertures, a cap assembly, a first absorbent pad arranged on top of the head portion for receiving the composition as it is deployed from the container, a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in a stacked configuration within cap assembly, each of the plurality of pads being adapted to be sequentially arranged on top of the head portion after the first removable pad has used to apply the composition and then removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kofi A. Bissah, Ricardo De Oliveira, Saurabh Desai, Paul Y. Fung, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Thong Nguyen, Shoba Pillai
  • Publication number: 20110150558
    Abstract: A kit including a product dispenser assembly and an absorbent article, the assembly including a container housing having a head portion and an internal chamber for holding a composition, the head portion including a plurality of apertures, a moveable member structured to enable a user to selectively deploy the composition from within the internal chamber through the plurality of apertures, a cap assembly, a first absorbent pad arranged on top of the head portion for receiving the composition as it is deployed from the container, a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in a stacked configuration within cap assembly, each of the plurality of pads being adapted to be sequentially arranged on top of the head portion after the first removable pad has used to apply the composition and then removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kofi A. Bissah, Ricardo De Oliveira, Saurabh Desai, Paul Y. Fung, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Thong Nguyen, Shoba Pillai
  • Publication number: 20110070015
    Abstract: Mop head (1), provided with nozzles (4) for dispensing fluid to a surface and a mop face (2) that is to be passed along that surface, wherein the mop head (1) is provided with a fluid guide (5) for guiding fluid to the nozzles (4), and the mop face (2) comprises a mid face (7) and opposite end faces (8), wherein at least one end face (8) is arranged to extend at an angle with respect to the mid face (7), wherein the angle between the mid face (7) and the at least one end face (8) is larger than 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: INNOCLEANING MAGMA HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Teerlink
  • Patent number: 7909527
    Abstract: A dispensing container for application of a fluid film forming substance to a surface, particularly a therapeutic film to a user's skin comprising a reservoir of a fluid film forming substance, a dispensing nozzle for the film forming substance, and a pump to send the substance from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle. The dispensing nozzle comprises an elongate slot shaped aperture, and the dispensing container is adapted, particularly by a support extending from the side of the dispenser, so the nozzle can move adjacent to the surface in a direction transverse to the length direction of the slot whilst the substance is flowing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Paul King
  • Publication number: 20110066121
    Abstract: An antiseptic applicator device having a reservoir for storing an antiseptic agent, the reservoir being coupled to an applicator pad, and a defeatable membrane being interposed between the reservoir and the applicator pad. Embodiments of the device further include opposing handles, wherein an interior lumen of each handle houses a breakable phial containing a desired solution, and wherein upon moving the handles to a closed position, the phials are broken to release the desired solutions which are then absorbed by the applicator pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 7891899
    Abstract: To prevent leakage, excessive discharge and stagnation of a liquid material applied by an applicator, the applicator comprises a core member 2 having a hole portion 2a, a projection portion 2f and a communication hole 2j, an application member 3 made of an elastic material having a discharge hole 3f, and an inside space 4 between the front end side of the core member 2 and the application member 3, and structured such that the liquid material flows to the discharge hole 3f through a roundabout way via the hole portion 2a, the communication hole 2j and the inside space 4 to cause fluid resistance and that the front face of the projection portion 2f is close to or in contact with the discharge hole 3f to control discharge port of the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani