Apertured Tool Patents (Class 401/265)
  • Patent number: 9681728
    Abstract: A tube container with a metal applicator, and more particularly, a tube container equipped with a metal applicator which is attached on the top portion of the tube container, so that when contents are applied onto the skin it is possible for the metal applicator to deliver heat or cold to the skin and facilitate metabolism of the facial skin, improving the elasticity of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seo-Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 9486053
    Abstract: A coating device includes a body and a thermoelectric cooling plate. The body defines a receiving space and a storage groove and includes a contact plane and a feeding pipe. The contact plane includes a cooling region and a heating region which are cooled and heated by the thermoelectric plate, respectively. The storage groove is provided for storing a coating material. The storage groove communicates with outside of the body through the feeding pipe. When the body is moved from a first position to a second position of the target object, the coating material is heated by the heating region, cooled by the cooling region, and coated on the surface of target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 9481956
    Abstract: A pretreatment cup comprising elongated protrusions, having a length to width ratio of greater than 2, which are spaced so that the distance between the elongated protrusions is less than the height of the elongated protrusions, can be used for pretreating both durable and delicate fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Van Den Bergh, Annabelle Mayeux, Mohamed Samir, Wiliam John Davis
  • Patent number: 9386839
    Abstract: A cold effect applicator tip for cosmetic products is disclosed. The applicator tip is made of a plastic material comprising organic fillers, metallic fillers or a mixture of organic fillers and metallic fillers. A container for cosmetic products with a cold effect applicator tip is also provided, comprising a reservoir to contain a cosmetic product and an applicator tip such as above described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Thomas Bonnin, Aurélie Emond
  • Patent number: 9233573
    Abstract: A nib, among other parts which constitute a writing instrument, is made of a synthetic resin material in which engineering plastic is used. An ink supply wick includes a wick cover. An outer shape of a wick cover is determined such that it is attached to an outer periphery of the ink supply wick between the nib and the ink supply wick and is made to closely adhere to an inner periphery of the nib at least at the tip of the nib. A space between the nib and the ink supply wick is filled with the wick cover. The nib is made of a synthetic resin material in which engineering plastic is used. Therefore, the nib wear resistant and duration of the nib or the writing instrument can be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Shizuo Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9168558
    Abstract: A glue dispensing apparatus includes a container, a glue dispensing head and a heating unit. The container receives glue, and the glue dispensing head is connected to the container. The heating unit is mounted on the container. The heating unit includes a temperature sensor, a heating component, and a controller electrically connected to the temperature sensor and the heating component. The controller compares the temperature of the glue with a predetermined temperature range, controls the heating component to heat the glue when the temperature of the glue is equal to or less than a lower limit of the predetermined temperature range, and controls the heating component to stop heating when the temperature of the glue is equal to or greater than an upper limit of the predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mong-Tung Lin
  • Patent number: 9095868
    Abstract: A glue dispenser comprises a container accommodating glue, a glue dispensing head and a glue dispensing ring. The glue dispensing head is connected with the container, the glue dispensing head is substantially cylindrical and includes a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, the top surface is arranged inside the container, the bottom surface is exposed outside the container, the glue dispensing head has a plurality of through holes extending from the top surface towards the bottom surface to ensure the steady extrusion of glue in small quantities from multiple small outlets arranged in a circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 9016968
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8974133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing device (1) for dispensing glue or adhesive onto a substrate surface for the laying of floor coverings, in particular parquet or laminate in board format, comprising a glue cylinder (103) into which at least one pouch filled with glue or adhesive can be inserted, and comprising a plunger (10) which is disposed such as to be axially displaceable within the glue cylinder (103) so as to compress a pouch located within the glue cylinder (103) and so to push its contents out of the glue cylinder (103), an electric drive (9) being provided which is coupled to the plunger (10) in order to displace the plunger (10) axially within the glue cylinder (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verwaltungsgesellschaft Fuggerstrasse GBR
    Inventor: Thomas Schreitter Ritter von Schwarzenfeld
  • Publication number: 20150063893
    Abstract: Provided is a writing instrument or an applicator using resin parts formed, by way of two-color molding, to have an optimal guiding clearance between slide members. A plurality of resin molded parts is included. At least one of the plurality of resin molded parts is formed as a primary molding, and at least another one of the resin molded parts is formed as a secondary molding, by way of two-color molding, using a portion of a surface of the primary molding. The primary molding and the secondary molding are separated to be used as independent members. In this case, the primary molding and the secondary molding are preferably configured to slide against each other by each separating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Oomoto, Yumi Maejima, Daisaku Morimoto, Kyo Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20150023721
    Abstract: An applicator for a fluid product is provided that offers a thermal effect by creating a cold sensation upon application to a surface. The applicator comprises a reservoir containing a fluid product; an end-piece with a dispensing face having an orifice for dispensing the fluid product onto the surface to be treated; and a thermal storage end-piece that includes an application face. The thermal storage end-piece is made from a material having a thermal effusivity that is higher than that of the product dispensing end-piece so as to provide thermal sensations upon contact with the surface to be treated. The application head is shaped so that, by orienting the applicator selectively relative to the surface to be treated, one can place the latter in contact with the dispensing face of the dispensing end-piece while avoiding contact with the application face of the thermal storage end-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gerard Gieux, Philippe Bonneyrat
  • Publication number: 20140376984
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a container for containing a product to be dispensed and a tip threadably retained on the container. The tip includes an application surface including a thermal member and an opening in the application surface in fluid communication with the container through which the product is dispensed. A cosmetic applicator includes a container containing a product to be dispensed, a dispensing tip disposed on the container having a tip application surface, and a cap selectively engageable with at least one of the container and the dispensing tip to selectively cover the tip application surface. The tip application surface is configured to contact a user's skin to apply the product to be dispensed and an opening in the application surface through which the product to be dispensed is dispensed from the reservoir. The cap includes a cap application surface configured to contact a user's skin to apply the product to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe, Adrian C. Apodaca
  • Patent number: 8911170
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing cream comprising of an arm having a plurality of apertures disposed along a length of the arm spanning a substantial region at the distal end of the arm, wherein the plurality of apertures are adapted to flow the cream; a reservoir, positioned within walls of an outer member of the apparatus at the arm's proximal end, wherein the reservoir is adapted for receiving either the cream or a tube; and a press bar, positioned on the exterior walls of the apparatus, that is adapted to urge against the cream or tube located within the reservoir to flow through the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Publication number: 20140357619
    Abstract: An apparatus to apply antiseptic treatment while providing the benefits of a moisturizer. A method for using the apparatus whereby the antiseptic treatment is applied to a body orifice via a squeeze tube, a twist up stick tube or by using a finger to retrieve the antiseptic treatment from a small jar with a twist-off top to help provide a protectant that reduces a body's intake of harmful microbes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Edric Sizemore
  • Patent number: 8883767
    Abstract: A low ether gel composition for application to skin comprising a keratolytic agent, in particular salicylic acid, and comprising a nitrocellulose and one or more volatile ingredients, which forms a film on contact with skin adequate to form a protective barrier for the keratolytic agent for a period of time necessary to provide treatment to the skin; methods of treating using such compositions, and dispensers containing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MSD Consumer Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Dever, Eric Chen-nan Su, William Scott Rogersr, Robert C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8864401
    Abstract: A packaging and application device for a cosmetic product includes a receptacle for packaging the cosmetic product that has an outlet orifice, an application member having a plate forming an application surface for the product, a tube extending from the face of the plate opposite to the application surface to the receptacle so as to define a delivery duct leading on the one hand to the application surface and on the other hand into the receptacle, and an electrical heating element. The electrical heating element is a heating resistive wire mounted at least partly around the tube defining the delivery duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Patent number: 8845223
    Abstract: A sleeved leveling device with an anti-skid design is provided with a sleeve portion and a trimming portion formed at one end of the sleeve portion. Anti-skid ribs formed on the inner peripheral surface of the sleeve portion will produce friction with respect to the nozzle of the sealant gun to ensure that the sleeved leveling device can be firmly sleeved on the sealant gun without falling off. An injection hole of the leveling device has an obtuse angle which enables the sealant to flow out successfully even when the user doesn't hold the leveling device in a perpendicular position to the surface where a seam to be filled is located. Moreover, the inner trimming surface of the trimming portion is arc-shaped, so that remnant sealant will be collected in the center of the inner trimming surface without overflowing, and the cleanliness of seam-filling operation is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20140261081
    Abstract: A method of, and an applicator for, applying a bead of a liquid coating material to a work surface by configuring a reservoir of a liquid coating applicator for viscous retention of the liquid coating material to be applied, and further configuring the reservoir to dispense the liquid coating material via surface adhesion, cohesion, and gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: R. Barrett Kotnik, Dustin Loden
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140234010
    Abstract: An applicator device or dispenser includes a stone applicator tip and a housing which may, in some examples, have a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The stone tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining and/or transferring thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HCT ASIA LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy THORPE, Armando VILLARREAL, Courtney Frances HALEY, Denis Pierre MAURIN
  • Patent number: 8807861
    Abstract: An implement 1 for applying a volume of liquid to a treatment surface can include a support 3 onto which is mounted a receptacle 2, the receptacle defining a reservoir space 4 which receives the liquid. The receptacle includes a wall 6 having a working surface that is used to spread the liquid over the treatment surface. The wall 6 is resiliently deformable so in use the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid. The implement has a specific application in applying a transdermal lotion to the axilla area of the user. A system for transdermal administration of a physiological active agent from a liquid composition and a method of using this system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Acrux DDS Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140161504
    Abstract: A dispenser and applicator head (T1) for associating with a dispenser unit (2), the head comprising: a connection section (4a) for connecting to the dispenser unit; a fluid application section (4c) that defines at least one fluid dispenser orifice (50), and a fluid applicator pad (51) for applying the fluid coming from the dispenser orifice (50) onto the application surface; an interconnection section (4b) that interconnects the connection section (4a) and the application section (4c); the dispenser and applicator head being characterized in that: the applicator pad (51) is made of a rigid heat-transfer material so as to impart a cold sensation on contact with the skin; and the interconnection section (4b) is made of an elastically-deformable material, such that the applicator pad (51) is movable relative to the connection section (4a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frédéric Duquet, Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 8747006
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a flat box finisher for applying mud (or mastic or joint compound) over taped joints on walls and ceilings. Usually, paint or wallpaper is then applied over the finished mud. The flat box finisher has no external springs, but has at least one internal support bar which acts as a spring for applying pressure to a corresponding dry wall finishing handle affixed to the flat box finisher. The internal support bar is surrounded by the mud while the device is in use. As a result of having no external spring, the flat box finisher may be reduced in size for smaller jobs or difficult to reach areas of a room. The internal support bar may also eliminate problems with external springs, such as the spring wearing out or becoming damaged during use or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Drywall Master Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Payne
  • 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: 8690468
    Abstract: A dispenser has a body defining with a variable-volume storage chamber for storing product. A compression chamber is in fluid communication with the storage chamber for receiving substance therefrom A one-way valve of the dispenser includes valve seat and flexible valve cover seated on the valve seat and defining a normally-closed 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 to allow the passage of substance through the seam and out of the dispenser. A manually-engageable actuator connected to the dispensing portion is movable between first and second positions to dispense substance within the compression chamber out of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, David Fellows, Eric E. Hartman, Bing He
  • Publication number: 20140064822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cosmetic material applying container that provides comfortable use feeling and facilitates drawing a narrow line. A cosmetic material applying container includes a leading end portion which discharges a cosmetic material and is formed of a soft material. The leading end portion has a flat shape and an edge shape. A top end surface of the leading end portion constitutes an applying surface, and the leading end portion has a tapered shape. The distal end side of the leading end portion is formed in a sharp shape. The applying surface includes a distal end where a vertex position constitutes a sharp portion. The applying surface includes a concave part depressed toward a base end side in a side view at the distal end side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu TANI
  • Patent number: 8662779
    Abstract: A dispenser for fluid material that facilitates spreading of the fluid material is disclosed. The dispenser can comprise a unitary construction, or can be composed of a plurality of components that can be fastened together. Disposable cartridges containing fluid material can be attached to the dispenser, and the material within can be dispensed on a surface. The dispenser provides metered dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Consumer Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Kiss deVirag, Ileen Rosner, Jonathan Rosner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140023425
    Abstract: The present application relates to a cold effect applicator tip for cosmetic products, characterized in that the applicator tip is made of a plastic material comprising organic fillers, metallic fillers or a mixture of both. The present application also relates to a container for cosmetic products with a cold effect applicator tip is also provided, comprising a reservoir to contain a cosmetic product and an applicator tip such as above described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Thomas Bonnin, Aurélie Edmond
  • Patent number: 8579533
    Abstract: Provided is a container for a viscous cosmetic such that even when the viscous cosmetic makes contact with the applicator comprised of silicone resin there is little swelling of said applicator and the quality of the viscous cosmetic container is well maintained. An applicator made of silicone resin inside which is formed a flow-way which can communicate with a housing for internally housing a viscous cosmetic is connected to one end of the housing. A distributing port which communicates with the flow-way is formed in the applying-surface of the applicator and the viscous cosmetic within the housing can be discharged outward from the distributing port. The degree of swelling of the applicator produced by contact with the viscous cosmetic is set to from 0 wt % to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Sasada, Naomi Shimamura, Ken Taguchi, Yuuki Ogura
  • Patent number: 8573874
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator formed from ceramic material covered in a metal sheath. The tip is designed to provide a product chilling effect when applying creams, lotions, treatment products, etc. The applicator is provided with a relatively substantial mass of ceramic material so that it has a greater thermal capacity than the dose of cosmetic and the application area combined. The applicator is in the form of a molded-ceramic applicator head or applicator tip sheathed, coated or plated in metal. The tip provides a relatively larger product-chilling effect to both the dose of cosmetic applied and to the user's skin in the application area when applying creams, lotions, treatment products, etc. The applicator provides an application device which will deliver the creams, lotions, treatment products, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventor: Charles P. Neuner
  • Publication number: 20130279967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nozzle for paste-like masses with a housing which has an upper shell and a lower shell which delimit an inner space that broadens from an inlet opening in the direction of nozzle openings. To apply pasty-like material onto a surface reproducibly and in a desired pattern and quantity, the nozzle openings are delimited by a replaceable replacement insert arranged between the upper shell and the lower shell, and the nozzle openings are openable or closable by a closing element movable along the outer side of the upper or the lower shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Andreas OTTO
  • Patent number: 8545121
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus is provided, which, when filled with product and assembled, substantially reduces product leakage from an orifice of an applicator thereof during extended periods of non-use. The dispensing apparatus includes a barrel defining an interior chamber for holding a product, the barrel having an open bottom at one end thereof and an applicator tip having one or more orifices therethrough at the other end. The barrel also includes two or more passages located along the length of the barrel between the bottom of the barrel and a predetermined fill-level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Arvind N. Shah
  • Patent number: 8523475
    Abstract: An oral care dispenser and oral care system incorporating the system that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of the subject fluid to the desired oral surfaces. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing and is defined by a polygonal perimeter edge, the polygonal perimeter edge comprising a plurality of apex portions and a plurality of side portions, wherein one of the plurality of side portions forms a distal most-portion of the resilient applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Patent number: 8523467
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to building tools that are high quality, durable, and in some case lightweight. For example, various tools may made by forming multiple sections into a single integrated piece by, for example, casting the parts using a molding process so as to reduce manufacturing cost and increase the structural durability of the tool. Further, various tools may be made, at least in part, using a material including magnesium to reduce the weight of the tool. Still further, various tools may be made using one or more protective coatings for protecting various metals against corrosion, for example, using a high impact coating such as paint covered with a clear coat of lacquer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Scott A. Murray
  • Patent number: 8517622
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a multi-layered tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The multi-layered tip comprises a translucent outer tip molded about an opaque inner tip. Both the translucent outer tip and the opaque inner tip may be formed of materials that are suitable for an injection over-mold manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8469621
    Abstract: A personal care product having a personal care composition and a dispensing container with the personal care composition disposed therein. The personal care composition may have a pre-dispense G? of at least about 5,000 Pa. The personal care product provides a G? preservation percentage of no less than 10%. The dispensing container can be a container body having a storage void containing the personal care composition, a movable partition at least partially disposed within the storage void, a drive mechanism connected to and able to advance the movable partition, and a dispensing plate joined to the container body. The dispensing plate has an orifice through which the personal care composition is dispensed. The orifice may have an inscribed circle diameter of about 1 mm to about 12 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Zukowski, Nancy Lorincz Leppla, Chu Zhu, Ann Marie Cilley, Laurie Ellen Breyfogle
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8419307
    Abstract: Described are methods comprising applying a liquid pharmaceutical testosterone composition with an implement comprising a support and a receptacle mounted on the support and defining a reservoir space with an open top to receive the liquid, wherein the receptacle includes a flexible membrane integrally forming a base and a wall, the wall being substantially transverse to the base and having a working surface to spread the liquid over the treatment surface, wherein the base has a continuous surface such that liquid cannot pass through the base, wherein the wall includes an inner portion which extends from the base to an upper end and an outer skirt portion, wherein the inner portion and skirt portion form a double-wall structure, and wherein at least the wall is resiliently deformable so the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Acrux DDS Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • Patent number: 8407879
    Abstract: In a method for assembling a dispenser/applicator, a closure/applicator is assembled over an applicator body. The applicator body contains a body of personal care product. A seal is applied over the closure/applicator. A cap is assembled over the closure/applicator. The closure/applicator may be installed with a plurality of pins protruding through apertures in the closure/applicator. The pins may guide an end of an elevator screw into a complementary boss of the closure/applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Glaspell
  • Patent number: 8403584
    Abstract: A dispensing opening plate for applicators for cosmetic preparations. The plate comprises at least one dispensing opening that comprises one or more teeth or prongs which extend from an inner wall of the opening into a center of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Stange, Stefan Ruester, Stefan Biel, Sabine Ripke
  • Patent number: 8360672
    Abstract: A tool for applying finish compound to a structural member is disclosed. The tool includes a conduit, a handle and a finish-compound receiving member. The conduit may include a single discharge hose or may include a plurality of discharge hoses. The handle may include a first support and a second support acting as a grip for a user to grasp the tool. The handle may further include at least one hole formed in the handle to receive the conduit. The finish-compound receiving member may include a finish-compound receiving surface having at least one opening formed therein. The conduit leads from a pump that is in communication with a reservoir of finish compound to the at least one hole in the handle. The handle also includes a hollow interior, such that finish compound is pumped through the conduit into the hollow interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: William Troy Stubbs
  • Patent number: 8333525
    Abstract: A click pen applicator device that provides predetermined dosing of the formulation for precise application, and rapidly primes the formulation using the dosing click mechanism to prepare the applicator for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: MSD Consumer Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Wightman, Michael Furey, Jeff Hayet, Robert C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8328449
    Abstract: A click pen applicator device that provides predetermined dosing of the formulation for precise application, and rapidly primes the formulation using the dosing click mechanism to prepare the applicator for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: MSD Consumer Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Wightman, Michael Furey, Jeff Hayet, Robert C. Johnson
  • 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