With Removable Cap For Tool Patents (Class 401/269)
  • Patent number: 9333796
    Abstract: A writing instrument is provided. The writing instrument includes a bifurcated body extending along a central axis. The body has a distal writing tip located on a first side of a tubular bifurcation and a proximal end located on a second side of the bifurcation, distal from the distal writing tip. The distal writing tip has a frustoconical end and a tubular portion extending proximally from the frustoconical end. The tubular portion has a circumferential ridge adjacent the frustoconical end. The bifurcation has a diameter larger than the diameter of the tubular portion. The proximal end includes a plurality of fingers extending proximally from the bifurcation. Each of the plurality of fingers is biased toward the central axis. A method of using the writing instrument is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Keith Martin
  • Patent number: 8920059
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus can be attached and detached to and from any tube container that properly fits. The tube is not part of the invention, but works with the invention as a handle and as a dispenser. When the tube is attached to the applicator apparatus, the hole of the tube in which the tubes contents come out of, meets with the hole of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus's hole is surrounded by an applicator material such as brush bristles or sponge. When the tube is squeezed, the tubes contents will come out of the hole of the applicator apparatus and be introduce onto the surrounding bristles of the brush or sponge of the applicator apparatus. The applicator apparatus attaches to a lid. The top portion of the lid has an opening in which the applicator apparatus can be placed into. The bottom portion of the lid can have a suction cup base that is to be secured onto a flat hard surface or a pull tab that can be taken off by a humans mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Alina Kravchenko
  • Publication number: 20140328612
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lacquer crayon comprising a nail varnish having 20-40 wt % of a lacquer component which comprises a swellable layer silicate or a derivative thereof, dissolved and/or dispersed in 60-85 wt % of a substantially waterless solvent mixture which is composed of 10-30 wt % of low-boiling components, 20-50 wt % of medium-boiling components, 20-50 wt % of high-boiling components based on 100 wt % of solvent mixture, in such a way that the lacquer component and the solvent mixture add up to 100 wt %, wherein the lacquer crayon comprises a reservoir for the lacquer, a valve, a tip made of an extruded or fibrous material and a removable cap which includes a moisture retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: M. Heyer GmbH Applikator-Systeme
    Inventor: Petra Knoeller
  • Patent number: 8801315
    Abstract: An airless applicator may deliver high/low viscosity liquids or semi-liquids, and contains a valve controlling flow between a product reservoir and an intermediate pooling area, while a narrow opening between the intermediate pooling area and a product dispensing chamber controls flow therebetween. This arrangement prevents backflow to the product reservoir, precluding an influx of contamination therein. Product delivery is by specially adapted applicator heads. In one embodiment, a plurality of prongs, and openings into the product dispensing chamber, permit application of mascara onto eyelashes. Alternating prong heights increases effectiveness in applying mascara onto all sides of a user's lashes. Other applicator heads are configured for lip product applications such as for lipstick, and for eye products such as eyeliner and eye shadow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cosmopak USA, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8747009
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a dispenser containing oral care material and a moisture impermeable barrier. An oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head connected to the handle, the head comprising at least one tooth cleaning element extending from a face of the head; a dispenser containing an oral care material positioned on the head, the dispenser being degradable when subjected to moisture; a removable barrier attached to the head so as to create a chamber between an inner surface of the removable barrier and a portion of the head, the removable barrier being constructed of a moisture impermeable material; and wherein the dispenser is disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: David K. Lee
  • Patent number: 8714857
    Abstract: A leak-proof container for a liquid cosmetic product is provided with a cap assembly including a cap and a spring activated retaining ring moveably secured to the cap; a dispensing assembly including a flexible dome, a hollow seat, and an applicator retained in the dome wherein the seat is partially disposed in the dome and includes a hollow shank, and a sealing member put on an upper portion of the seat to block any leaking paths through a joining surface of the dome and the seat wherein a bottom of the seat is seated on an intermediate, annular protruding member on an inner surface of the dome in a friction fit; and a reservoir assembly including a shell and a liquid reservoir including a top bossed opening, the reservoir disposed in the shell and the shank lockingly inserted into the bossed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • 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: 8585309
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic container, comprising: a housing which has an opening at one side and contains liquid materials in an inner space; a discharge portion, one end of which is coupled with the opening of the housing and the other end has discharge protrusions for discharging the materials; a shoulder which includes a body having a through-hole in the center, a lower insertion portion for coupling with the housing or the discharge portion and an upper insertion portion formed at the upper part of the body; a ring with a hollow body and a connecting portion coupled with the upper insertion portion of the shoulder at the lower part of the body; a cosmetic application member inserted into the ring and which has a through-hole where the discharge protrusions of the discharge portion are inserted; and a cap coupled with the shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: S&P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk Song
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8523474
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device with ratchet is provided with a container, a transmission assembly, a dispensing assembly, and a cap. A pulling of the cap away from the container bounces a carrier and unblocks an inlet opening. A further turning of the sleeve toward a predetermined direction co-rotates both the rotation ring and the externally threaded pipe to move the plunger toward bottom of the container along the externally threaded pipe in order to push the liquid to flow to the application head via the channel, the inlet opening, and the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Publication number: 20130189018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotation on/off-type brush-tube-shaped cosmetic container, having the following advantages: although with only the action of turning a rotation cap, the cosmetic container may still be simply opened/closed to discharge the cosmetic; under the case that a tube container is accidentally pressured during use or while in storage, it still can prevent the cosmetic from being leaked; based on the shape of a spiral groove, a seal cap and the rotation cap can be firmly fixed at the maximum rising/descending position, and the rising/descending action can be carried out in a smooth manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: YONWOO CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Seong-Woong Choi
  • Publication number: 20130118515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a shaving brush including a housing having opposing first and second ends; a least one bristle located at the first end; and a replacable element located in the housing in fluid communication with the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence Wurtz, Sherwin H. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20130121752
    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: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8398326
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing oral care implement with fluid delivery system. The implement includes a storage member containing a fluid. A channel formed of one or more wicking or capillary members extends through at least a portion of the oral care implement to deliver fluid(s) through one or more fluid outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, the fluid outlet is comprised of a wicking or capillary material and is disposed in the head of the implement. In some embodiments, the implement may include a valve and a specially configured storage cap. A variety of fluids can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits, such as fresh breath, tooth whitening, tooth sensitivity, plaque and/or tartar control, or producing sensations of heat, cool, or tingling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Thomas Boyd, Sharon Kennedy, Madhusudan Patel, John Gatzemeyer, Robert Moskovich, Alan Sorrentino, Michael Rooney
  • Patent number: 8360670
    Abstract: A pen-like applicator contains a pen shaft having a removable cap at a first end and at the other, second end, a delivery button that acts upon a reservoir for application fluid. A protective device while being in a protected position, protects the delivery button from being actuated when the cap is on and being coupled to the movement of the cap in a way, such that the protective device is in a release position that releases the delivery button for actuation when the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventor: Werner Zahn
  • Publication number: 20120251220
    Abstract: Provided is a container for liquid cosmetics. A liquid cosmetic is filled both in a first bottle and a second bottle. Thus, normally, a user can use the liquid cosmetic filled in the second bottle, and if necessary, the user can move the liquid cosmetic filled in the first bottle to the second bottle. That is, the container can be easily kept and used. In addition, a first bottle is allowed to be rotated in one direction only by stopper protrusions and stoppers so that the container can be used without errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8206051
    Abstract: A cosmetic-containing applicator. The applicator is mounted, at its tip end, with an applicator body in which a flange-shaped engagement part is formed at an outer periphery at a rear end of a fiber bundle, comprising an accommodating part accommodating liquid cosmetics, a tip casing mounted on a tip end side of the accommodating part and formed with an insertion hole in which the applicator body (30) is mountable, a guiding part for guiding the cosmetics from the accommodating part to the applicator body, and a reduced-diameter part formed as an inwardly facing flange and reducing in diameter between the insertion hole and the guiding part. The reduced-diameter part is divided into claw-shaped holding pieces by slits, and its smallest-diameter part has a diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the engagement part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Sakurai, Mitsuru Endou, Tetsuaki Akaishi, Hiroaki Koyama, Masaaki Morita
  • Patent number: 8123426
    Abstract: A tube-shaped cosmetics container for discharging cream-type cosmetics, and more particularly, to a tube-shaped container containing cream-type cosmetics, an intermediate member, and a cap. When the cap is opened, the discharger is opened, and when closed, the discharger is sealed, which makes the discharge of cream-type cosmetics easy. And when not in use, an intermediate member is pressed by being thread coupled, thereby the discharger is naturally sealed so that the discharge of cream-type cosmetics contained in the tube-shaped container is prevented, by which cream-type cosmetics is less wasted, and a clean state is always kept by preventing contamination of surrounding areas of the cosmetic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8057119
    Abstract: A cosmetic applying device includes a soft tube with an end member connected to the open end of the soft tube in which fluid cosmetic material is received. The end member has two through holes in the closed end and an engaging portion extending from an inner end of the closed end. A core piece has an end inserted into the end member and an applying head extends through a passage in the core piece. A cap is threadedly connected to the soft tube to protect the applying head. When the cap is connected to the soft tube, the passage of the core piece is sealed by the engaging portion to prevent air and cosmetic material from entering the soft tube. When the cap is removed from the soft tube, the core piece is moved and the engaging portion is disengaged from the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Chuen Chern Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110259359
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a personal care product onto skin comprising: a brush head comprising a base and a plurality of bristles, and a device body operatively connected to said brush head about said base, said device body comprising: an outer container; an at least partially expanded collapsible bag disposed in the outer container, an elastic member surrounding at least a portion of the collapsible bag such that the elastic member is stretched axially and radially, the elastic member being constructed of an elastically extensible material that permits the transfer of infrared radiation through at least a portion of the elastic member; at least one fluid dispensing conduit in fluid communication with said collapsible bag, extending through said base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: David Matthew Groh, Theresa Louise Johnson, John Geoffrey Chan, Lawrence Edward O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8021067
    Abstract: A dental apparatus for cleansing and stain preventing on-the-go is provided in multiple embodiments. One embodiment allows a user to dispose of the apparatus after use. Another embodiment allows a user to seal and refill the dental apparatus for repeated use. Further, packaging of various types allows a user to house the dental apparatus in multiple ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Karen L. Ross
  • Patent number: 7950865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging and applicator device comprising: a reservoir containing at least one composition for application; an applicator element that is secured to the reservoir at least during application; an applicator-element holder; and a support for fastening the applicator-element holder on the reservoir, the support including a tubular sheath surrounding the applicator-element holder and the applicator element over at least a fraction of its length, the tubular sheath and the applicator-element holder presenting facing surfaces in contact; at least one hollow longitudinal channel being formed in one of the surfaces, so as to enable the composition coming from the reservoir to flow towards the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • Publication number: 20110123253
    Abstract: A finger brush, which is an illustrating tool, includes a brush tip portion for illustrating and a main body portion. The main body portion is in a hollow elongated shape having one end supporting the brush tip portion and the other end receiving a finger inserted therein. In the main body portion, a slit extending in the axial direction of the main body portion and reaching the other end is formed. The main body portion has a tapered portion having a cross-sectional area getting smaller toward the other end in the axial direction of the main body portion. A finger inserted into the main body portion forces the tapered portion to spread out, causing the finger to be secured inside the main body portion. Such a configuration can provide an illustrating tool which is worn on a finger and can provide a good sense of wearing without compromising a sense of unity with a finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BOKU-UNDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanari Matsui
  • Publication number: 20100310298
    Abstract: An electrically driven powder cosmetics application device is controlled by high speed operation of a motor together with an eccentric weight block to induce vibration for facilitating uniform dispensing of powder cosmetics. The device includes a plastic container having an end forming a powder dispensing port containing therein a filter. Provided outside the dispensing port is a hollow collar fit over a dispensing device including a brush and a brush hair confiner tube with a powder outlet passage arranged therein. An opposite end of the container has a bottom receiving therein a vibration device including a rotation motor and an eccentric weight and a battery set for supplying electrical power and controlled by a switch to turn on/off vibration operation. With the vibration device turned on, the container is provided with assistance for dispensing cosmetics thereby ensuring uniform and smooth dispensing of the powder cosmetics contained in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Yi-Li Tsai
  • Patent number: 7832956
    Abstract: A dental apparatus for cleansing and stain preventing on-the-go is provided in multiple embodiments. One embodiment allows a user to dispose the apparatus after use. Another embodiment allows a user to seal and refill the dental apparatus for repeated use. Further, packaging of various types allows a user to house the dental apparatus in multiple ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Karen L. Ross
  • Publication number: 20100278580
    Abstract: A cosmetic applying device includes a soft tube with an end member connected to the open end of the soft tube in which fluid cosmetic material is received. The end member has two through holes in the closed end and an engaging portion extending from an inner end of the closed end. A core piece has an end inserted into the end member and an applying head extends through a passage in the core piece. A cap is threadedly connected to the soft tube to protect the applying head. When the cap is connected to the soft tube, the passage of the core piece is sealed by the engaging portion to prevent air and cosmetic material from entering the soft tube. When the cap is removed from the soft tube, the core piece is moved and the engaging portion is disengaged from the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20100260532
    Abstract: A nail polish container includes an outer barrel having a dispense nozzle and a detachable refill container. The dispense nozzle includes a brush and a dispense tube seat mounted therein. The refill container contains therein a liquid content and has a top mouth receiving therein a volume-regulating valve seat and a tubular sleeve. When the refill container is fit into the outer barrel, a dispense tube of the dispense tube seat is inserted into the valve seat, whereby depression of the refill container may cause the valve to open to allow the nail polish contained in the refill container to flow, in a volume-regulated manner, to the brush for performing application of the nail polish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: YI Li TSAI
  • Patent number: 7794168
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quantitative discharge structure for a brushed cosmetic jar. The jar includes a receptacle that receives and stores powder cosmetic product therein and has a top opening to which a closing/opening seat formed by a stacking arrangement of upper and lower valve boards is mounted. An implanting seat of bristle bundles has a bottom forms a reservoir located above the opening/closing seat so that when the opening/closing seat opens, a predetermined amount of the cosmetic product is fed into the reservoir. And the cosmetic product is then discharge into the bristles for uniform and comfortable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20100143023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic brush in which the protrusion and retraction of a brush head is accomplished using a pushing bar in order to prevent the brush head from being damaged while the brush head protrudes from and retracts into a main body. The cosmetic brush has a simple structure and operates in a simple manner, resulting in a competitive price. The cosmetic brush is easy to carry because it is short. The cosmetic brush is convenient to use for those who are not familiar with tools and machines. The cosmetic brush includes a main body having an exit on a front side thereof and an insertion portion on a back side thereof, an object member including a brush head which protrudes from and retracts into the main body through the exit, a pushing bar enabling the brush head to protrude from the main body, and a cover usually covering the exit of the main body and enabling the brush head to be protruded from the main body by a pushing bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Joung Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20100132730
    Abstract: A dye hairbrush includes a pair of chambers formed within a main body. Dye is stored in a first chamber and a second chamber. The pair of chambers hold liquid dye components. An intermediate channel is in fluid connection with the first chamber and the second chamber. A pair of plungers includes a first plunger and a second plunger. The pair of plungers are mounted within the first chamber and the second chamber respectively, so that the pair of plungers expel the contents. A brush stem is substantially hollow and has brush bristles extending from the brush stem. The brush stem has liquid openings disposed on a wall of the brush stem. A baffle member placed within the brush stem promotes dye mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Man-Young Jung
  • Patent number: 7722277
    Abstract: A tube type liquid cosmetics case has a tube shaped case having an opening located at an upper portion, the opening being surrounded by a plurality of moving insert grooves; an upper body coupled to the tube shaped case adjacent the opening; a solution transfer tube; a brush surrounding the solution transfer tube; an insert part provided at a lower portion of the upper body; an eject hole member having a divided opening and a sealing jaw ring located within the insert part; and a plurality of moving insert pieces provided at the lower portion of the upper body and engaging with the plurality of moving insert grooves. A check valve is located in an insert hole provided in the tube shaped case, and a cap is threadably coupled to the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7648296
    Abstract: An apparatus including a cover, a foam housing, a pushing cap, a container, and a seal. The container may be adaptable for retaining a solvent, and the combination of the seal and the container may retain the solvent in a completely enclosed chamber. The seal may prevent the solvent from coming out of the container unless the seal is broken. The cover may be oriented with respect to the pushing cap so that when the cover is pressed in a first direction, the pushing cap moves in the first direction, and snaps into a first position on the container while breaking the seal, and allows the solvent to come out of the container and out of the foam housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Hammond Wong
  • Patent number: 7614814
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing assembly having a container body for storing a cosmetic or other fluid material, the body having a dispensing opening, an applicator protruding from the dispensing opening for receiving material from the container and applying the material, a cap matingly engagable with the container body and a fitment in the dispenser opening matingly engagable with and moveable with respect to the container body between an open position and a closed position in response to engagement with the cap, the fitment having an aperture formed therein for allowing material to exit the container body in the open position disengaged from the cap, and a case mounted thereto, the aperture at least partially closing when the cap engages the case and moves the fitment with respect to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Bao Sheng Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Woo Lee, Yoon Seong On, Doug Williams
  • Publication number: 20090245918
    Abstract: A toggling dispenser is disclosed with a reservoir capable of containing substances and an integrally placed applicator which, at the user's election, enters and exits the dispenser by shifting or shaking the dispenser. While inside the dispenser, an amount of contained substance collects on the applicator so that when the applicator exits the enclosure, the collected substance may be delivered to a target via contact with the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Steve Armstrong, Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 7594775
    Abstract: A case for cosmetics, wherein, upon fastening up/down through rotation, an outer cap automatically opens/closes a dispensing hole of a cosmetic liquid dispenser to regulate a supply of cosmetic liquid to an applicator, thereby preventing unnecessary leakage of the cosmetic liquid and, even upon long-term use, preventing malfunction of the cosmetic liquid dispenser while simplifying the opening/closing structure of the dispensing hole thereof, and maximizing the reliability of use by ensuring the smooth supply of the cosmetic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Hwasung Cosemetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Hun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20090238632
    Abstract: A toggling dispenser is disclosed with a reservoir capable of containing substances and an integrally placed applicator which, at the user's election, enters and exits the dispenser by shifting or shaking the dispenser. While inside the dispenser, an amount of contained substance collects on the applicator so that when the applicator exits the enclosure, the collected substance may be delivered to a target via contact with the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Craig Carroll, Steve Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20090183327
    Abstract: A nail cleaning brush is designed to easily clean under a person's fingernail with or without an anti-bacterial solution. The shape of the brush and the handle are designed to facilitate ease-of-use and effectiveness. The handle can include a hollow portion to hold a fluid that can be dispensed through the tip of the brush. The solution can be detergent, soap, anti-bacterial solution and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Deborah Karie
  • Publication number: 20090123217
    Abstract: Several embodiments of a dental cleanser and stain prevention apparatus for portable use are described. In each embodiment an apparatus for use in on-the-go dental cleansing is described. In one series of embodiments, disposable dental cleaning devices are described. In another series of embodiments, reusable and refillable dental cleaning devices are described. Packaging of various types is also disclosed for use in housing the dental cleanser and stain prevention apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Karen L. Ross
  • Publication number: 20090116895
    Abstract: In the cosmetic storage type applicator having a structure for supplying a cosmetic to an applying part 14 from the interior of a barrel cylinder 10, a cap 12 removably attached to the front part 10a of the barrel cylinder for covering the applying part 14 and plastic mouthpiece 16 is provided; an inner sleeve 20 having a tapered inside diameter toward the front end 20a is arranged inside the body 18 of cap 12 and integrally formed with the cap body 18; and the inner peripheral surfaces 20b and 18b from the inner sleeve 20 to the cap body 18 are formed with a smooth surface without any step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Uehara, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Masaaki Morita
  • Patent number: 7500801
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetics container has a brushing device, which includes an applying component joined to a container body, and a clipping component around the applying component; the applying component is positioned over an opening of the container body, and has a passage therein for liquid cosmetics to flow through; the applying component has an applying portion at a tail, which is around a tail end of the passage; the clipping element has an opening end, and two gaps extending through the opening end, therefore the opening end is compressible; the clipping component has two opposing clipping portions on an inner side of the opening end; a cap is used to cover the opening of the container body; the cap has a squeezing portion on an inner side to compress the opening end of the clipping component so as to block the passage of the applying component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Chu, Cheng-Yi Wang
  • Publication number: 20090050649
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly (3, 20) with a re-useable break off cap (20) for dispensing a product from a container (1). On a dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3) a break-off cap (20) is integrally formed thereon and closes off the dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3). The break-off cap (20) is removable by breaking a frangible connection (22) between the nozzle (3) and the break-off cap (20). Removing the break-off cap opens the dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3) thereby allowing product to be dispensed through the nozzle (3). The break-off cap (20) removed from the nozzle (3) can then be re-engaged with the nozzle (3) to close off the dispensing end (5) thereby preventing further product from being dispensed. The cap can be attached to or removed from the nozzle (3) as often as a user requires. Packaging which includes a tray (111) or pouch into which the nozzle assembly (3, 20) and container (1) can be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Loctite (R&D) Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Rushe, Gary J. Leonard, Robert J. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20090041530
    Abstract: A hand-held cosmetic powder applicator brush apparatus for applying cosmetic powders such as facial powders and other powders to a user. The brush apparatus comprises a housing having a chamber for holding a powder to be dispensed and a valve mechanism for selectively opening and closing the chamber to a brush mounted on the housing so that powder in the housing may be dispensed to the bristles of the brush. The valve is operable by rotating an upper housing section such as a sleeve on the housing in a first direction to cause such opening. When the brush is not used, the upper housing section is rotated in the opposite direction to cause the valve mechanism to close. There is also a shield which extends around a portion of the brush to engage and protect the bristles when an outer cap is placed over the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: David M. Deans, Jacky L. Gunter, Jacquelyn I. Medina
  • Patent number: 7488133
    Abstract: A lip gloss and brush assembly includes a container, a fixed member secured in the container, a rotation member rotatably mounted in the fixed member, a brush mounted in the rotation member, and a cover mounted on the container and secured to the rotation member. Thus, the rotation member is rotated by the cover to open or close flow of the lip gloss contained in the inside of the container, so that the lip gloss and brush assembly is operated easily and conveniently. In addition, the flow of the lip gloss is controlled by rotation of the cover, so that the lip gloss is allowed to flow smoothly and constantly without being choked, thereby enhancing the working condition of the lip gloss and brush assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Lo Mei Cosmetics Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Kung Kuo
  • Patent number: 7431529
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly (3, 20) with a reusable break-off cap (20) for dispensing a product from a container (1). On a dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3) a break-off cap (20) is integrally formed thereon and closes off the dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3). The break-off cap (20) is removable by breaking a frangible connection (22) between the nozzle (3) and the break-off cap (20). Removing the break-off cap opens the dispensing end (5) of the nozzle (3) thereby allowing product to be dispensed through the nozzle (3). The break-off cap (20) removed from the nozzle (3) can then be re-engaged with the nozzle (3) to close off the dispensing end (5) thereby preventing further product from being dispensed. The cap can be attached to or removed from the nozzle (3) as often as a user requires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Loctite (R & D) Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Rushe, Gary J. Leonard, Robert J. Lambert
  • Patent number: 7419323
    Abstract: A cosmetic device includes a barrel for receiving liquid cosmetic material and an insertion tube is inserted in the barrel. The insertion tube includes a through hole which communicates with the interior of the barrel, and an activation tube is movably inserted into the insertion tube to open or seal the through hole when the insertion tube is moved. A mounting member is mounted to the barrel and the activation tube extends through the mounting member. A cosmetic piece is connected to the activation tube. The activation tube includes two wings which are connected to two plates which are movably located on outside of the mounting member. A cap is mounted to the mounting member and has ribs which are able to move the plates to pull the activation tube to open the through hole through which the liquid cosmetic material flows to the cosmetic piece via the activation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Chuen Chern Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7416360
    Abstract: A container with an application tool includes a main body having a storage part for storing liquid substances and a neck part having a communicating port connected with the storage part; an application tool head axially movably connected to the neck part; a valve seat connected to the back end of application tool head; a partitioning wall partitioning the communicating port in the neck part; a valve body protruding forward from the partitioning wall having a lead-out hole; and an O-ring elastic member forming a water tight connection between a surface that supports the elastic member on the partitioning wall and the application tool head; wherein the elastic member urges the application tool head to separate the valve seat from the valve body; and the elastic member elastically deforms so that the valve seat contacts the valve body when the application tool head is pressed backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Tajima
  • Patent number: 7399133
    Abstract: A self contained disposable toothbrush comprising a reservoir having a threaded end adapted to receive a cap in one of two positions. A brushing assembly is pivoted on the cap so that in a pre-use position the brushing element is positioned along side the reservoir. The brushing element contains bristles and an elongated connecting passage. When the brushing element is pivoted and snapped to the use position where it extends from the reservoir, the passage to the bristles is connected to liquid in the reservoir for moistening a dehydrated dentifrice. When the brushing operation is completed, the cap is unscrewed, the contents of the reservoir used for rinsing and the cap reconnected to the reservoir by a second set of threads such that the brushing element, after use, is contained within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Robert K. Eversole
  • Patent number: 7384208
    Abstract: The present invention is a flow-thru cosmetic dispenser and applicator that comprises a means for controlling the flow of product from a reservoir to an applicator tip. The flow control means comprises wedge structures attached to biased hinges. The wedge structures move on the hinges in response to the removal or placement of a closure. The movement of the wedges alternately opens and pinches-off a deformable conduit in which the product flows. The invention includes means for converting any ordinary cosmetic container into a flow-thru container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: EL Management Corp.
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Jonathan T. Thayer
  • Patent number: 7377711
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic case adapted to dispense a cosmetic material which includes a tube-shaped container adapted to house a cosmetic material, said container being provided at one end thereof with threaded walls which define an aperture; a cap provided with locking slots and threads for screw engagement with the threaded walls of said container; a discharger disposed within said aperture, said discharger containing liquid guiding passages which communicate at one end with the container and at the other end with a conduit provided in such discharger; and a support cap engaged with the upper external portion of said discharger for securing a brush to the discharger conduit, said support cap containing locking flanges which engage with said locking slots provided in said cap, whereby upon the engagement and disengagement between the cap and the discharger, the communication through said liquid guiding passes between said container and said conduit in the discharger can be opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7374361
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser including a container, a dispensing part connected to the container through a connecting part, and a cap removably covering the dispensing part. The cap is rotatable to rotate the dispensing part therewith thereby moving the dispensing part between a closed position in which a switching pole of the connecting part blocks an opening inside the dispensing part, and an open position in which the opening is moved away from the switching pole and the content stored inside the container is able to be transmitted to the dispensing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: HyukTark Kwon