Brush, Broom, Or Mop Patents (Class 401/268)
  • Publication number: 20150118399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a galvanization process that comprises a residue cleanup step which aims to provide many improvements and facilities to manufacturers and processors of metal wires in general. The process of this invention removes the use of lead of the conventional wire cleaning process for galvanization and incorporates a step with a stearate removing composition which maximizes the galvanization efficiency and reduces lead acquisition and energy costs to heat said lead, and avoids handling of lead and oxide formed on its surface. Thus, the process of this invention makes the environment less insalubrious and reduces the impact of this activity on the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: OXIPRANA INDUSTRIA QUIMICA LTDA
    Inventor: Luiz Guerra Galv√£o Filho
  • Patent number: 9011032
    Abstract: A miniature brush for dental hygiene having an elongated body having a first end in the form of a brush head and a second end, the elongated body also includes an upper elongated body surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom elongated body surface. The brush head including an upper brush head surface and a substantially opposite facing bottom brush head surface including a plurality of bristles extending from the bottom brush head surface and an anhydrous gel coupled to and extending from the bottom brush head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Schlatter
  • Patent number: 8992107
    Abstract: An oral cavity cleaning device includes a stem having a mainly longitudinal extension and a pointed profile at a first end; a fluid channel enclosed within the stem and extending along such stem; a fluid reservoir operably connected to the second end of the stem to establish a hydraulic connection with the channel; and a tip having bristles and designed to be removably associated with the first end of the stem, the tip having a plurality of through holes for the passage of fluids from the channel to the area external to the tip, at the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Luigi Mangiarini
  • Publication number: 20150023722
    Abstract: A device and method for mixing and applying hair coloring chemicals to a user's hair. The device comprises a brush applicator, a first compartment capable of holding the brush applicator, a second compartment containing a first hair coloring chemical, a third compartment containing a second hair coloring chemical, and a membrane. The brush applicator is movable toward the membrane to puncture the membrane and cause the hair coloring chemicals to be mixed together. In another embodiment, the device contains two or more hair coloring chemicals, at least one in at least one receptacle within the device. The device further comprises a cutting member in the form of a cursor, pull-member, rotatable element, or push-member to cut open the receptacle(s) within the device to release and thereby mix the hair coloring chemicals. The device can include an applicator removably attached to the housing to apply the mixed hair coloring chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Cristophe Schatteman, Joshua Sybrowsky, Jean Rooryck
  • Patent number: 8927480
    Abstract: A cleaning cloth for use with a steam mop having a housing mounting the cleaning cloth for cleaning the surface to be cleaned and a steam delivery system for delivering steam to the cleaning cloth. The cleaning cloth has at least one fabric layer that is configured to be attached to a steam mop and an encapsulated cleaning composition associated with the fabric layer and configured to be released by exposure to steam delivered to the cleaning cloth. A steam mop for use of the cleaning cloth and a method of cleaning with the cleaning pad is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse J. Williams, Jeffrey A. Scholten, Jay M. Kellis
  • Patent number: 8894315
    Abstract: A cleaning device, comprising a handle, to which a cleaning body is fastened. A liquid reservoir is associated with the handle. The cleaning body has cleaning element that can be wrung out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Uwe Dingert, Norbert Weis
  • Patent number: 8881332
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a brush head having a capsule receiving zone sized to receive an dentrifice capsule, and a plurality of angled bristles adapted to retain the capsule in such zone. Loading of such toothbrush with a capsule may be performed with a dispenser including a toothbrush manipulation element adapted to move a retention structure associated with the brush head, and dispensation element adapted to deliver the capsule into the receiving zone. Such dispenser may include a desiccant material disposed to receive moisture from a capsule storage container. A dispenser may further include a plurality of toothbrush insertion apertures each adapted to receive a portion of a different toothbrush, so as to enable multiple users each having different toothbrushes to use the same dispenser without requiring contact between multiple brushes and single capsule interface surface of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Lise W. Noble, Patrick T. Noble
  • Patent number: 8834055
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent bristles and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleanser. The pad/cleanser may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleanser or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleanser when that pad/cleanser is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hirotaka Uchiyama, Mimi Gizaw Daniel, Glenn Allen Bradbury, David William Schuller, Agnes Elaine Wells, Michelle Lynn Borman, Aaron Fredrick Dubas, Adam Robert-George Shafer
  • Patent number: 8747005
    Abstract: An oral care implement generates cavitation within the oral cavity. One or more cavitation cleaning elements may be located in the head area of the oral care implement. The cavitation cleaning element vibrates at a frequency that produces cavitation of fluids within the oral cavity. The oral care implement may include an elastomeric cavitation cleaning element. A cleaning element may be configured to vibratory release an oral care substance from a container; and a body for gripping the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: James Herbert Kemp, Malcolm Williams
  • Publication number: 20140140753
    Abstract: A paint brush and method include a ferrule extending around and in contact with a plurality of bristles and a spacer apparatus positioned to space apart the plurality of bristles to provide at least one reservoir within the plurality of bristles. The spacer apparatus defines at least one opening extending through the spacer apparatus that allows fluid passage therethrough to the at least one reservoir to assist in removal of paint from the plurality of bristles when fluid is provided therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor, Jason Carley, John White, Antonio Belton
  • Patent number: 8726446
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush 1 includes a handle portion 2; a head portion 10 connected with the handle portion 2 and provided with a plurality of elastomeric bristles 10a at least at the central area of the front surface part; and a fabric medium 20 attached to the front surface part of the head portion 10 while exposing the upper end of the elastomeric bristles 10a, and made of a microfiber material provided with at least one kind of a rapidly releasable agent 21. In the toothbrush, the rapidly releasable agent can be stably attached to the fabric medium, and in use, the rapidly releasable agent can be easily separated from the fabric medium, so that the rapidly releasable agent separated from the fabric medium can be easily dissolved to increase the tooth brushing effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Hyunyil Cho
  • Publication number: 20140133896
    Abstract: A reaction and delivery implement that includes a handle configured for user manipulation, a head having a plurality of agent housing regions, the first agent housing region housing a first agent and the second agent housing region housing a second agent, the first and second agents being different. The head is configured to facilitate both prevention of intermixing of the first and second agents in a storage position as well as reaction of the first and second agents through intermixing in a delivery position so as to produce and apply a third agent to a contacted surface when in the delivery position. The reaction and delivery implement may be an oral care implement such as a toothbrush. The implement may also be motorized and may be used with a wide array of reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: James H. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20140099154
    Abstract: A dispenser, liquid applicator with a flexible (hand-manipulated) gripping end and a second brush head end with rotatable bristles. It further includes an elongated central chamber into which may be added soap, shampoo, cleaner or another liquid/lotion for dispensing through a plurality of apertures in the brush head end. Rotation of the brush head bristles can be accomplished electrically (via a battery powered motor mechanism) or by the passage of water into and through the applicator's handle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis L. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 8684619
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent bristles and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleanser. The pad/cleanser may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleanser or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleanser when that pad/cleanser is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hirotaka Uchiyama, Mimi Gizaw Daniel, Glenn Allen Bradbury, David William Schuller, Agnes Elaine Wells, Michelle Lynn Borman, Aaron Fredrick Dubas, Adam Robert-George Shafer
  • Patent number: 8662781
    Abstract: The invention provides cleaning implements that include head components comprising cleaning surface components and cleaning material support components. The cleaning material support components typically include cleaning material receiving areas that communicate with the cleaning surface components. Cleaning material receiving areas are generally configured to receive cleaning materials that are movable to and/or from the cleaning material receiving areas to extend over at least portions of the cleaning surface components. The invention also provides cleaning material components that include cleaning material support structures and cleaning materials. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher C. Sappenfield
  • Publication number: 20140056636
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic composition to keratinous fibers, for example the hair, the eyelashes, or the eyebrows, the device including: a support; and teeth that extend from the support; at least one tooth, or at least half of the teeth, including a longitudinal through slot that extends over a major fraction of the length of the tooth, the slot not opening out at a free end of the tooth, remote from the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis GUERET
  • Patent number: 8651763
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic brush. The cosmetic brush includes a cylindrical bottle, a body, a hair holder, a filter, a sleeve, and a cap. When makeup is applied, the sleeve descends. When the sleeve is stored, the sleeve ascends to easily close the cap. When the sleeve descends, a powder is supplied toward hairs. When the sleeve ascends (is stored), the supply of the powder is intercepted to prevent the powder from being unnecessarily discharged, thereby preventing other portable products from being damaged. Also, when the sleeve is stored, the sleeve blocks the powder discharge hole to prevent the powder remaining within the discharge hole from being hardened by moisture, thereby smoothly discharging the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8641309
    Abstract: A surface treating implement (10) according to the invention comprises a body (14) comprising a container receiver (36) and a nozzle assembly (26) comprising a fluid conduit fluidly (72) connected to the container receiver (36). At least one container (16) is selectively mounted to the container receiver (36) and contains a predetermined amount of a treating composition and has a dispensing opening (102) in fluid communication with the fluid conduit (72). A handle (12) is associated with the body (14). The nozzle assembly (26) is mounted to the body (14) for selective displacement a predetermined distance to release the treating composition from the container (16) through the fluid conduit (72) and onto a surface to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Perry, Herbert J. Vanderbilt, Kevin Haley, Donald J. Mahaffy, Justin Benacquisto, Kelli A. Cain, Kenneth M. Lenkiewicz, James A. Krzeminski
  • Patent number: 8616796
    Abstract: A household device. One household device comprises a rod and a chamber extending from the rod, the chamber is configured to contain one dispensing element, the one dispensing element is configured for dispensing materials that are dissolvable in water. The chamber further includes at least one opening configured to allow the dispensing material to contact water and thereby dispense the dispensing material when in contact with water. The household device additionally includes one mounting clip attached to at least one of the rod and the chamber. The mounting clip is configured for mounting the rod and chamber to a household implement that periodically fills with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Naftali Lobl
  • Patent number: 8608395
    Abstract: A pull-behind floor finish applicator wherein a peristaltic pump is employed in conjunction with disposable conduit tubing obviate any clean up of the pump. This applicator is adaptable to receiving bag in the box floor finish, thus reducing cleaning time. The applicator employs a minimum number of disposable parts thus making it economical to produce. A mop is employed to apply floor finish to easily accessible areas in one instance, yet allows the mop to be used independently for application of floor finish to not so easily accessible areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Patent number: 8608396
    Abstract: A floor finish applicator including a cart having wheels and a body member constructed and arranged to receive a source of floor finish. The floor finish applicator also includes a pump coupled to the cart and operable to deliver floor finish to a floor, a floor finish feed conduit in fluid communication between the pump and a container supporting floor finish, and a transmission assembly coupled to the cart. The floor finish feed conduit supplies floor finish to the pump. The transmission assembly includes an axle coupled to and driven by a wheel of the cart, a drive gear connected to the axle, a drive shaft having a driven gear for engaging the drive gear and driving the pump, and a hand-actuated spring-loaded clutch for selective engagement of the pump and the drive shaft with the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Publication number: 20130315650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition for caring for and/or making up keratin materials, in particular the skin of the face, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, (i) at least one pigment in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical, mineral or organic white particle having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 1.6 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, and (ii) at least one filler in the form of a porous or non-porous, spherical or non-spherical particle having a refractive index of less than or equal to 2 and a size by volume of preferably less than 30 ?m, which is distinct from said pigments (i), and characterized in that the total content of filler(s) is less than or equal to 4% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Guillaume Cassin, Myriam Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20130291903
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a combination brush and shampoo. The apparatus includes a handle, a removable brush head extending outward from a first end of the handle, the brush head having a plurality of apertures, an end coupler connected with a second end of the handle, a main channel extending from the end coupler, through the handle and brush head to the bristle pack such that the end coupler is in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures, and a reservoir formed in the brush head having a cleaning agent channel extending to and intersecting with the main channel. The system includes the apparatus and a semi-rigid region in the reservoir configured to be depressed and force the cleaning agent out of the reservoir. The method includes providing the apparatus, ejecting cleaning agent, and rinsing with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis Tumale
  • Publication number: 20130287474
    Abstract: A refillable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush has a toothpaste containing capsule for dispensing toothpaste through the bristle head of the toothbrush. The toothpaste capsule can be filled using any standard toothpaste tube. Grooves in the toothpaste passageway prevent clogging of toothpaste in the toothbrush. In an alternate embodiment, the dispensing toothbrush also contains a sonic vibrating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce Martin, Audrey Rose Erb
  • Publication number: 20130287475
    Abstract: An applicator device for a film forming formulation and method of using the applicator device with a film forming formulation for obtaining sharp paint lines on textured surfaces is described. The applicator device comprises an applicator head having an adaptor and a supply reservoir having a neck for attachment to the adaptor of the applicator head. The applicator head comprises a brush comprised of aligned bristles with the bristles affixed in a brush retainer, a brush reservoir within the brush retainer for holding the film forming formulation within the applicator head, a flow orifice to provide flow of the film forming formulation to the brush reservoir, and an adaptor for attachment to a neck of the supply reservoir for supplying the film forming formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SHURTAPE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nilufer Tanrikulu, Pete Elafros
  • Publication number: 20130251438
    Abstract: A refillable toothbrush and base assembly having a handle assembly, a hinge assembly, a head assembly, brush assembly, a toothpaste cartridge assembly, and a base assembly. The brush assembly is removably mounted to the head assembly. When not in use, the refillable toothbrush assembly rests on the base. A hinge assembly is integrally mounted to the handle assembly. The toothpaste cartridge assembly includes a toothpaste cartridge with an end cap, a plunger and a plunger actuator having a knob. The brush assembly has an internal channel. Upon the rotation of the knob, the toothpaste is forced to travels through the toothpaste cartridge assembly to exit at the brush. A user may rotate the head assembly, with the brush assembly mounted thereto, to a position where the brush assembly is housed within a channel and a cavity disposed at the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Luis Vila
  • 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: 8449212
    Abstract: A floor tool including a handle, a mop head, and a fluid reservoir. The handle includes first and second opposite ends through which a longitudinal axis of the handle extends. The mop head is coupled to the second end of the handle. The fluid reservoir is coupled to and carried by the handle at a location between the first and second ends of the handle and has a center of mass offset from the longitudinal axis. A portion of the handle is offset from the longitudinal axis more the center of mass of the fluid reservoir. Additionally, the portion of the handle is located between the fluid reservoir and the first end of the handle such that the portion of the handle is located above the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Craig Conner, Mark Cors, Nicholas Reback, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20130108354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic container for a liquid or paste-like cosmetic product or the like, having a reservoir for the cosmetic product and having an applicator for applying the cosmetic product to the skin and/or hair. The applicator is supported on the cosmetic container in pivoting fashion and, by pivoting around a pivoting axis, can be pivoted between an idle position inside the reservoir and at least one use position outside the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: GEKA GmbH
  • Patent number: 8413282
    Abstract: An oral care instrument, such as a motorized toothbrush, which activates upon exposure to the oral environment of the user, is described. The electrical conductivity of saliva, optionally mixed with toothpaste and water, may be utilized to complete an electrical circuit that powers a motorized device within the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Heng Cai, Thomas James Boyd
  • Patent number: 8394447
    Abstract: The apparatus and method use an optical feedback system to align a brush assembly with a stent strut. Once alignment is achieved, a coating is dispensed onto the stent strut via the brush assembly and the brush assembly is moved along the stent strut to coat the stent strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Grayson Morris, Svava Maria Atladottir, Carla Pienknagura
  • Patent number: 8366336
    Abstract: A floor finish applicator including a cart having wheels and a body member constructed and arranged to receive a source of floor finish. The floor finish applicator also includes a pump coupled to the cart and operable to deliver floor finish to a floor, a floor finish feed conduit in fluid communication between the pump and a container supporting floor finish, and a transmission assembly coupled to the cart. The floor finish feed conduit supplies floor finish to the pump. The transmission assembly includes an axle coupled to and driven by a wheel of the cart, a drive gear connected to the axle, a drive shaft having a driven gear for engaging the drive gear and driving the pump, and a hand-actuated spring-loaded clutch for selective engagement of the pump and the drive shaft with the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Publication number: 20120315077
    Abstract: An ingestible oral care product includes a composition with xylitol, glycerin, carboxymethylcellulose, sodium bicarbonate and at least one flavoring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Barry L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 8328451
    Abstract: A toothbrush has one or two part-spherical pockets formed in the brush surface. Balls or pellets of matching shape of dehydrated toothpaste are placed in the depressions, the brush is wetted and the pellets turn to a gel, ready for brushing. The pellets may be of various colors and flavors to entice children to brush their teeth and may be dispensed from a storage chamber carried in the tooth brush handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua D Atkin
  • Patent number: 8328452
    Abstract: The combination of a power toothbrush and an oral fluid, in which the oral fluid has the characteristic of changing viscosity, depending upon the action of a workpiece element portion, such as a flexible membrane, of the power toothbrush. The power toothbrush has two operating conditions. In one condition, the membrane moves toward and away from the teeth at a speed such that the fluid is liquid and flows easily to and around the teeth, including the interproximal regions. In the second condition, the membrane is moved at a significantly higher speed, in response to which the viscosity of the fluid increases substantially, having a shear rate at least as great as necessary to remove biofilm from the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.A.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig
  • Publication number: 20120298292
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing assemblies including adhesive anchoring assemblies configured to adhere to a support surface external to a device such as a vehicle. An air vehicle includes (a) a fluid adhesive container assembly detachably attached to the air vehicle, wherein the fluid adhesive container assembly comprises: (i) an adhesive container comprising fluid adhesive; and (ii) one or more fibers, wherein the one or more fibers are configured, or a brush of fibers, or a fabric of fibers, is configured to conduct the fluid adhesive and to structurally support an adhesive bond between the one or more fibers and a surface; and (b) means for dispensing the fluid adhesive from the fluid adhesive container, to the one or more fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER E. FISHER, JOHN PETER ZWAAN, DAVID R. THOMPSON, MARC L. SCHMALZEL, KARL R. KLINGEBIEL, TYSON R. JENSEN, PAVEL BELIK, ERIC JAMES AAGAARD
  • Publication number: 20120301210
    Abstract: A brush suitable for use as part of a product dispensing container which includes various characteristics which provide desirable product performance during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Arthur Sturgis, Andrew William Franckhauser, Theresa Louise Johnson, Evan Lloyd Smith, Leonard Lik-Hang Tse
  • Publication number: 20120275843
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re -mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Daniel Harden, Ariel Turgel, David Benavidez
  • Publication number: 20120261490
    Abstract: The present invention is colored correction fluid to correct mistakes on colored paper with the colored correction fluid contained in a spray bottle and dispersed and sprayed from the bottle onto the mistakes. The colored correction fluid can be applied with a brush applicator and includes a casing and a thumb hold disposed on the casing to allow a user to better hold, grasp and direct the applicator. The colored correction fluid is contained in the casing and applied onto the mistakes using a brush. Colored correction fluid can also be removably disposed on colored correction sheet material to correct mistakes on colored paper, with colored correction material directly applied onto the mistakes. The colored correction fluid can be matched to the dye on the colored paper and is available in a variety of popular colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Rebecca Barker
  • Patent number: 8277138
    Abstract: A moveable machine to rapidly apply and cure thin layers of a UV curable coating on a surface such as a floor. The machine has an applicator to apply a thin curable coating in a path following the direction of motion of the machine. The machine also has UV lamps to cure the curable coating with a curing beam that overlaps newly applied coating. The UV lamps emit an intense UV radiation beam creating an annular cure zone around the applicator path. Movement of the machine along with the ensuing movement of the applicator and rotating UV lamps causes the applied curable coating to be exposed to the annular cure zone and cured. This rapid curing of applicator coating paths allows the machine to be immediately passed over the cured area multiple times and rapidly build up multiple thin cured layers to achieve a thick coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Adastra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George Wakalopulos
  • Publication number: 20120234336
    Abstract: Human lip exfoliation is provided using a device to apply flowable exfoliant material to the user's lips, and then effecting powered vibration of a tip of the same device to gently exfoliate the user's lips. The device can include an exfoliator unit and a lip gloss unit, with a magnetic coupling between the units to hold them together until positively separated, yet movement of the lip gloss unit will not result in discharge of exfoliant. The exfoliator unit has a silicone applicator tip with a number of integral silicone bristles for contact with a user's lips. The tip is connected by a passage to a chamber containing exfoliant, and a check valve can be provided between the passage and chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Ken Paquet, Jianming Dai
  • Publication number: 20120230754
    Abstract: Disclosed is a washing attachment and washing system wherein the washing attachment includes a main body having a wall that at least partially circumscribes and defines a main conduit. A plurality of teeth extends from the wall of the main body. Each of at least some of the teeth defines therein an extending conduit being in communication with the main conduit. A plurality of openings along such teeth provides communication between the extending conduit and an external area. A plurality of bristle extensions also extend from the wall of the main body and align along the base of the teeth. In use, fluid passes from a connected hose, through the main conduit, through the extending conduits, and through the openings in the teeth to the external area to wash an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: David James Roberson
  • Patent number: 8262302
    Abstract: A heating applicator kit for mascara or other products that tend to dry out or be adversely affected when heated. A kit comprises multiple reservoirs of product and at least one heating applicator that alleviates the problems associated with heat exposure in the reservoir and on the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120219350
    Abstract: An interproximal squirt brush, includes a solution container having a solution chamber for containing a solution and a hollow nozzle head having an opening communicating with the solution chamber; and a brush head having an elongated retention portion replaceably coupling at the opening of the nozzle head and a brush portion extended from the retention portion, wherein a clearance is formed between the opening and the retention portion of the brush head for enabling the solution from the solution chamber being discharged to the brush portion of the brush head along the retention portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Mei-Ling Pauling Han
  • Patent number: 8246263
    Abstract: A pull-behind floor finish applicator wherein a peristaltic pump is employed in conjunction with disposable conduit tubing obviate any clean up of the pump. This applicator is adaptable to receiving bag in the box floor finish, thus reducing cleaning time. The applicator employs a minimum number of disposable parts thus making it economical to produce. A mop is employed to apply floor finish to easily accessible areas in one instance, yet allows the mop to be used independently for application of floor finish to not so easily accessible areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Patent number: 8240938
    Abstract: An over cap brush for a squeeze dispensing bottle comprising a body injection molded as a single piece, the body being formed of a relatively soft elastomeric material, the body including a circular end wall, a generally cylindrical skirt at an outer periphery of the end wall defining a central axis and extending in one direction along the axis, the end wall having a central through hole and an outer face with a multitude of bristles distributed about the hole and extending axially from said face in a direction opposite the one direction, the skirt being of sufficient length so as to extend along the threads of a screw-on cap to retain the over cap brush on the cap by frictionally engaging the exterior of the skirt of the cap while the cap is disposed on a squeeze dispensing bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tablecraft Products Company
    Inventor: Charles P. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8240937
    Abstract: An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements. The oral care dispenser may be held in place by a plurality of prongs located in the field defined by the oral care elements. The toothbrush may be made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Al Sprosta
  • Publication number: 20120183343
    Abstract: Pump toothbrush comprising a pump head, a refillable cartridge containing dentifrice material, an integrated dispensing platform and a disposable bristle head. The pump head includes an inlet connector for attaching the cartridge, a pumping chamber attached with an elastic compressible button, and a dispensing platform. The dispensing platform contains a flow channel and a self-sealing slit-spout to prevent drying of the dentifrice material at the spout. The slit spout opens and closes automatically when the compressible button is pressed and released. The bristle head, which is the disposable part of the pump toothbrush, is attached to the dispensing platform for structural support and receiving the dentifrice material from the slit spout. Gum-guard elements are optionally attached to the periphery of the dispensing platform for massaging gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Youti Kuo
  • Publication number: 20120138088
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a combination brush and shampoo. The apparatus includes a handle, a brush head extending outward from a first end of the handle, the brush head having a plurality of apertures, an end coupler connected with a second end of the handle, a main channel extending from the end coupler, through the handle and brush head to the bristle pack such that the end coupler is in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures, and a reservoir formed in the brush head having a cleaning agent channel extending to and intersecting with the main channel. The system includes the apparatus and a semi-rigid region in the reservoir configured to be depressed and force the cleaning agent out of the reservoir. The method includes providing the apparatus, ejecting cleaning agent, and rinsing with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Tumale