Actuated By Telescoping Of Tool Or By Pressure Of Tool On Work Surface Patents (Class 401/272)
  • Patent number: 9370233
    Abstract: The pump-type container capable of being refilled is a dual container comprising an inner container and an outer container, wherein a discharge portion is fixed to the upper portion of the outer container and the inner container accommodating the contents can be replaced. Therefore, it is possible to replace only the inner container while using the same discharge portion when the contents are exhausted, thereby reducing costs for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seo-Hui Jung
  • Patent number: 8899861
    Abstract: A toothbrush for dispensing toothpaste from a main body or removable cartridge to one or more openings proximate bristles on the toothpaste head. The toothbrush includes a main body which is adapted to receive a disposable cartridge, a brush head, a neck, and a pumping system. The neck and an adapter connect the head to the main body. The pumping system comprises a spring-loaded pump system for forcing toothpaste stored in the housing or disposable cartridge through a fluid passage way to the head. A piercing tube or straw is used to pierce the tight plastic seal of the disposable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald L. Faison
  • Patent number: 8851780
    Abstract: A toothpaste dispenser & brush for compelling kids to brush their teeth wherever by making it interesting and fun. The toothpaste dispenser & brush includes a toothpaste container; a toothpaste dispensing assembly for dispensing toothpaste from the toothpaste container; and a brush assembly being removably supported to the toothpaste container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen A. Morgan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8215858
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Craig Carroll, Steve Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8177452
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Yi Li Tsai
  • Patent number: 8016508
    Abstract: As an inner moving body of a cosmetic brush is pushed, an upper cone type elastic part and a lower cone type elastic part are compressed, thereby opening an inner hole and discharging powder toward a brush. When the inner moving body is released, the inner moving body returns to its original position by the elasticity of a spring inserted around the circumference of a middle member and by expansive force of the upper cone type elastic part and the lower cone type elastic part. An inner hole is closed by a sealing sill formed on circumference of a sealing pin so that powder is not discharging. Thereby, the brush can control the amount of powder to be discharged with the spring inserted around the circumference of a middle member and the expansive force of the upper cone type elastic part and the lower cone type elastic part which are formed on the middle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Young Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7901153
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush apparatus incorporates a dentifrice and at least one rinsing fluid within its hollow body. The apparatus includes a brush component having a series of bristles secured to it and an opening between the bristles that connects to an internal lumen within the apparatus containing the dentifrice for automatic dispensing thereof. The apparatus also includes a handle component with a hollow interior portion. The tapered upper end of the handle forms a coupling area adapted to fit within the lumen of the brush component. The hollow handle component contains compartments for rinsing fluid so that no external source of liquid is required to brush ones teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: L.L. Strider Development Corporation
    Inventor: La Bron L. Strider
  • Patent number: 7775736
    Abstract: A portable conversion washing device includes a pole, a brush support having a soap container, a brush, and a soap dispensing device that has a soap plug that plugs a dispensing opening, an actuator that moves the soap plug away from the dispensing opening whereby soap is dispensed out of the soap container, and a return device that moves the soap plug back to the dispensing opening. The washing device also includes a running water supply device having a first pipe connected to a running water supply hose, a second pipe that is in fluid communication with the first pipe, an angle adjusting device that adjust the angle between the first pipe and the second pipe. The second pipe has a tapered water conduit, a water flow plug that is moved along the conduit, and a water flow shaft that moves the water flow plug within the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: James In Song
  • 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: 7682098
    Abstract: A liquid applicator having a collapsible liquid reservoir with an elongated outer chamber wall having a characteristic length, and a liquid delivery piston having a length substantially equal to the characteristic length, wherein the piston is telescopically received in the outer chamber wall, and an elongated intermediate chamber wall having a length substantially equal to the characteristic length and wherein the intermediate chamber wall is telescopically received in the outer chamber wall located circumferentially intermediate the piston and the outer chamber wall, wherein the liquid reservoir and piston may be telescopically expanded to either a fully expanded condition wherein the combined length of the liquid reservoir and piston is about three times the characteristic length or a partially expanded intermediate condition wherein the combined length of the liquid reservoir and piston is substantially less than half the length of the liquid reservoir and piston in the fully expanded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Shawn C. Johnson, Tim Wessels
  • 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: 7607852
    Abstract: An all-in-one liquids applicator includes: (a) an elongated, hollow cartridge housing 11; (b) a cartridge assembly 12 disposable within the cartridge housing 11, the cartridge assembly comprising at least one liquids cartridge 13 and an interior slide 35, the liquids cartridge comprising an open upper end and an opposite, lower end of the liquids cartridge comprising a cartridge liquids aperture 45, at least a portion of the interior slide 35 being slidable into the cartridge 13 from the open upper end of the cartridge 13; (c) an exterior slide 16 that is slidable over the cartridge housing 11; (d) an applicator head portion 15 that is removably attachable to an open lower end of the cartridge housing 11; and (e) a liquid dispensing mechanism 49 that causes liquid to be dispensed from the cartridge liquids aperture 45 into the applicator head portion in response to movement of the exterior slide 16 over the cartridge housing 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Pamela D. Washington
  • Patent number: 7549815
    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 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Hammond Wong
  • Patent number: 7491005
    Abstract: A mop/cleaner handle that includes two chambers or hollow elements, in which fluid is transferred from one to the other before being sprayed out. In one specific device, one of the two chambers or hollow elements is slidable into the other, and each includes a one-way valve. In another, all or substantially all of the apparatus is enclosed within a tubular outer housing to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Dan Blom
  • Patent number: 7484260
    Abstract: A manually operated liquid dispensing cleaning implement uses batteries to drive a motor, through gearing to rotate a flexible cleaning head with cleaning elements. A cleaning fluid reservoir container is supported within the implement for dispensing cleaning fluid through the head. Application of compressive pressure on the head acts against the bias force of a leaf spring within the container to allow cleaning fluid to pass out the cleaning head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Jaffe
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080089733
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for dispensing a dosed volume of toothpaste onto bristles of a toothbrush. A toothpaste holder and toothbrush are formed in combination in a single unitary structure. The toothbrush heads a replaceable and an internal channel provides fluid communication between a toothbrush head and a volume of toothpaste in a handle region. The volume of toothpaste may be placed in a cartridge. In order to facilitate dosed dispensing, notched regions may be provided to provide friction or an audible sound to inform a user when a dose has been properly dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Aaron J. Lochak
  • Publication number: 20080019762
    Abstract: This invention is related to a structure of cosmetics liquid discharge guider of the cosmetics case 1. The cosmetics case is object of during pressing a conical elastic part 33 composed of intermediate member 28 and moving an opening valve 29 due to the air pressure generated while the inner moving body 10 ascends and descends so that the inner hole 30 is opened and cosmetics liquid is discharged to the brush 56 by passing vertical and horizontal discharge guider 29a, 29b and liquid transporting passage 36 formed in upper and lower part of an opening valve 29 through a discharger 54, that the inner moving body 10 descends due to the expansion force of a conical elastic part 33 and the elastic force of a spring 34 and returns, and that the inner hole 30 is closed by an inclined plane 29c formed in a upper part of an opening valve 29 to prevent cosmetics liquid from being discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Young-kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 7311456
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush with triple compartment handle, for storing and dispensing three oral hygiene agents. The agents are dispensed via plungers with pistons within the compartments. The cap is sealed after agent inclusion during manufacturing with plungers sealed at passages through the cap. A taper, neck, conduit, and multiple openings within the head insure laminar delivery of agents to the brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Veal M. Neal
  • Patent number: 7287927
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a connector including a receiving space longitudinally defined therein and a shoulder formed on a periphery of the receiving space. The connector has a first through hole laterally defined therein. A hollow block has an annular flange radially extending from a middle portion thereof to divide the hollow block into an insertion and a connecting portion. The insertion is received in the receiving space in the connector. A sleeve has a connecting portion sleeved on the connecting portion of the hollow block and engaged to the annular flange. The sleeve is formed with a protrusion and has a skirt radially extending therefrom for being engaged to the connector. A resilient member is sleeved on the connecting portion of the sleeve. The resilient member has a first end abutting the skirt and a second end abutting the shoulder of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Chuen Chern Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7229229
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes a deformable container, a sealing unit and a brush unit. The container defines a liquid-storing space therein, and has a liquid-discharging opening for discharging a liquid contained in the liquid-storing space. The sealing unit is mounted movably on the container, defines a fluid channel, and is formed with a sealing member. The sealing unit is movable relative to the container between a closed position, in which the sealing member covers the liquid-discharging opening, and an opened position, in which the sealing member is spaced apart from the liquid-discharging opening. The brush unit is mounted on the sealing unit, includes a brush member, and defines a fluid passage in fluid communication with the liquid-discharging opening through the fluid channel when the sealing unit is disposed at the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Yonyu Plastics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Huei Wang
  • Patent number: 7112003
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush containing a small amount of toothpaste disposed within an internal cavity in the head of the toothbrush and a small amount of mouthwash disposed within an internal cavity in the grip of the toothbrush, where the toothpaste is expelled onto the bristles of the toothbrush by pressing the head onto the handle shaft, and where the mouthwash is accessed by removing the head from the handle. The toothbrush further includes a tooth pick connected to the handle assisting a user to further clean their teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Edwin Frison
  • Patent number: 6893183
    Abstract: An implement for cleaning, polishing, sanding or other rubbing action which comprises a hollow handle (2) adapted to accommodate a cleaning fluid, polish, lubricant or other fluid and having a head (1) to which the fluid may be dispensed from the handle (2) through a dispensing aperture (6), the head (1) comprising a cleaning or polishing pad or brush or the like (11), the implement having a fluid dispensing flow regulating means comprising a plunger (5) which in use projects from the head (1) through the dispensing aperture (6) and into the hollow interior of the handle (2), the plunger (5) being operated by pressing the head against a surface to advance the plunger (5) to open up the dispensing aperture (6) for dispensing of the fluid, wherein the head (1) is mounted to the handle (2) in such a way as to bend and thereby pre-stress a resiliently flexible part (4) of the head (1) from which the plunger (5) projects to resiliently bias the plunger (5) to retract and occlude the dispensing aperture (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Easy-Do Products Limited
    Inventor: Barrie Abram David Levison
  • Patent number: 6872021
    Abstract: A cleaning assembly 10 having a telescoping handle portion 12 and a sponge member 40 which is pivotally coupled to the telescoping handle portion 12. In various non-limiting embodiments, the cleaning assembly 10 may include material, such as but not limited to, material 80 which is selectively communicated to the sponge member 40, effective to aid in the cleaning of an object and/or area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventors: Vernell Wilson, Raquelle Wilson, Craig Wilson
  • Patent number: 6726389
    Abstract: A paint brush assembly includes a control valve, a first rubber, a control rod, a connecting pipe, and a second rubber. Thus, the paint brush assembly has a two-stage anti-reverse effect, so that the paint contained in the container can be supplied into the barrel conveniently and can be supplied into the connecting pipe conveniently. In addition, the paint brush assembly has a two-stage anti-reverse effect, thereby preventing the paint from leaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Kuo-Jium Lee
  • Publication number: 20040028457
    Abstract: An implement for cleaning, polishing, sanding or other rubbing action which comprises a hollow handle (2) adapted to accommodate a cleaning fluid, polish, lubricant or other fluid and having a head (1) to which the fluid may be dispensed from the handle (2) through a dispensing aperture (6), the head (1) comprising a cleaning or polishing pad or brush or the like (11), the implement having a fluid dispensing flow regulating means comprising a plunger (5) which in use projects from the head (1) through the dispensing aperture (6) and into the hollow interior of the handle (2), the plunger (5) being operated by pressing the head against a surface to advance the plunger (5) to open up the dispensing aperture (6) for dispensing of the fluid, wherein the head (1) is mounted to the handle (2) in such a way as to bend and thereby pre-stress a resiliently flexible part (4) of the head (1) from which the plunger (5) projects to resiliently bias the plunger (5) to retract and occlude the dispensing aperture (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Barrie Abram David Levison
  • Patent number: 6655866
    Abstract: A mop having a container housing cleaning liquid attached to the mop handle and a new and improved actuation mechanism which employs the use of atmosphere and pneumatics to cause power transmission from the grip area of the mop handle to the fluid actuation area. A mechanism for transmitting discharge power generated by a pump action motion of the handle, similar to loading a shotgun, through the interior of the handle to an actuation diaphragm which causes a valve closing mechanism to open by a vacuum generated from the pump action mechanism, to permit the fluid to be discharged from its container through a nozzle located at the lower portion of the diaphragm while at the same time causing an equal amount of air to fill the fluid container to thereby assure a smooth and even spray of liquid through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignees: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc., Metro Bay Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred I. Morad, James G. Horian
  • Patent number: 6641320
    Abstract: A liquid applicator device comprising an applicator liquid container and a liquid dispensing mechanism. The device has a valve element movable disposed between an open position and a closed position for controlling the flow of the applicator liquid from the container. The liquid dispensing mechanism has a hollow cylindrical portion for supporting an applicator tip. The inner end of the applicator tip communicates with the valve element. An axial displacement of the applicator tip moves the valve element into the open position for enabling the applicator liquid to migrate through the applicator tip for applying the liquid to a surface. The improvement comprises a recess cooperating with a retainer for preventing the removal of the applicator tip from the liquid applicator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Richard W. Ballot, Stephan M. Ballot
  • Patent number: 6641321
    Abstract: A tooth cleaning assembly including a rack, and at least one detachable toothpaste squeezing assembly mounted on the rack. The assembly further includes a base, a toothpaste cylinder having a lower end fitted in the base, an annular member arranged at an upper end of the toothpaste cylinder, a cover fitted on a top of the toothpaste cylinder and mounted on the annular member, a tubular neck telescopically fitted in the toothpaste cylinder, a cap pivotally connected with an upper end of the tubular neck, and a movable knob extending through the rack to be detachably engaged with a bottom of the base. At least one toothbrush is detachably mounted on the annular member, and at least one spring mug is fitted within the rack, so that all commonly used tooth brushing articles are combined into one unit thereby making them convenient to use and arranging them in a tidy manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Bae-Yan Horng
  • Patent number: 6612768
    Abstract: A broom provided with a improved regulator for controlling the flow of floor cleaning and treatment products. This broom has a tubular appendage (29) provided on the bottom of a reservoir (3) for the discharge of liquid and has a removably coupler detachable (31) that is inserted between the tubular appendage (29) and the small flexible tube (5) that transports the liquid to the floor. All these elements are easily cleanable of incrustations and deposits that result from the use of dense or semi-dense fluids, such as floor waxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Bruno Zorzo
  • Patent number: 6609848
    Abstract: A combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser is provided with a brush head, a brush head cover, a brush neck, a compression spring, a hollow cylindrical handle portion, a self rising bottom plate, a spring metal washer, and a floss retaining portion located at the bottom most area of the hollow handle. A floss cover plate covers the floss retaining portion. The metal washer has a plurality of radially extending fingers that frictionally engage the inner wall of the hollow handle portion. The compression spring is installed around the brush neck so that the brush neck is forced in an upward direction unless pressed by a user. The metal washer is fixedly attached to the underside of the self rising plate so that, as toothpaste is released on the brush head, the bottom plate and the spring washer rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Dorothy J. Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20030152417
    Abstract: A toilet cleaning apparatus comprising a toilet brush head; a toilet brush handle (2) separated from the brush head by a brush shaft (1); a portion of the brush handle being adapted to contain a cleaning fluid and being in fluid communication with the brush head by a conduit; the handle being adapted to be reciprocally displaced along the conduit between a first position remote from the brush head and a second position proximate to the brush head so urging cleaning fluid from the handle to the brush head; and, a non return valve within the conduit adapted to allow the flow of fluid from handle to brush but to prevent the flow of fluid from brush to handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Alan Brian Stanley Moss
  • Patent number: 6554520
    Abstract: A liquid applicator includes: an applicator body in which a storage tank for storing a paint is incorporated; brush elements, made up of multiple fiber bundles embedded on a base, parallel to each other in the axial direction so that the fiber bundles are directed forwards; and a valve element provided in the storage tank for allowing supply of the paint to the brush elements in the applying portion. This liquid applicator further has inside its front barrel, a blocking element formed with a liquid flow passage so as to block the paint supplied from the storage tank whilst partly allowing the paint to be supplied to the tip side of the front barrel by way of the flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiji Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 6554522
    Abstract: A toothbrush. In a first embodiment, a plunger is located within a chamber in the head of the toothbrush. Pushing the plunger farther into the head forces toothpaste that will have been placed within the chamber through apertures in the first side of the head of the toothbrush onto bristles that are attached to such first side. Preferably, a removable wrapper covers the head of the toothbrush. In a second embodiment, a pliable pouch is sealingly attached to a second side of the head; and the apertures run from the first side of the head to the second side of the head. Preferably, a rupturable material cover is attached either to the first side or the second side of the head. A second end of the handle of the toothbrush is curved and adapted for attachment of dental floss under tension. Packaging contains the other elements of the toothbrush in a first end and mouthwash, gum, a breath mint, or a quantity of water in a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventors: Jason Connelly, Cynthia Deborah Paulk
  • Patent number: 6530709
    Abstract: An elongated, all-in-one applicator for dispensing and applying liquid nail polish includes: (a) an elongated, hollow, generally pen-shaped main housing having an aperture at one axial extremity; (b) an elongated cartridge housing disposed within an upper portion of the main housing; (c) at least one nail polish cartridge comprising a central chamber for holding a supply of liquid nail polish, the nail polish cartridge having a first, upper end and an opposite, second, lower end, the cartridge being disposable within the cartridge housing; (d) a brush having a plurality of bristles for applying nail polish, each bristle having a first end mounted in the main housing and an opposite, second end which is a free end; (e) a mechanism for dispensing nail polish from the nail polish cartridge in increments, the nail polish dispensing mechanism having a first position in which nail polish is contained within the cartridge and is not dispensed, and a second position in which nail polish is dispensed from the car
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Pamela D. Washington
  • Patent number: 6406207
    Abstract: A pump for discharging doses of liquid, gel-like or viscous substances from a container, having a pump body made of a flexible and elastic material which can be squeezed together to form a suction vacuum and delivers the liquid via an outlet valve, which opens under overpressure. In order to provide a pump of the type mentioned, which is of simple construction and is at the same time self-priming, provision is made for the outlet valve to be configured as a valve plate which closes the pump body at the top, is molded integrally onto the latter, is convex in the delivery direction, and has an incision which forms the valve outlet in the form of a lip seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventors: Georg Wiegner, Hyeong Sook (Morin) Kim
  • Publication number: 20020006306
    Abstract: A dispensing valve unit, adapted to be quickly filled with tap water, permitting the user to selectively rotate for dispensing selections, then pump to deliver soap and water or water only to an outlet. Composing a pair of partially interfitted tubular assemblies, forming there between an upper pump piston assembly and a lower soap valve cylinder assembly. The pump handle assembly is adapted to hold water and includes a piston and seal means and substantially right angle fill port. The cylinder assembly is operatively mounted to a mop base with cam means. The cylinder includes a locking collate and inner valve seat. Located within the cylinder is a pair of shiftable valve bodies. Upper body is a soap valve dispensing capsule, including a valve follower stem that protrudes of a ball end there of. The valve capsule is positioned to interactively engage cylinder valve seat cooperatively defining two different fluid passage way. The lower valve body includes a protruding tube cam means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jack Gregory
  • Patent number: 6315481
    Abstract: A cleaning system utilized a bottle having an integrally formed handle in conjunction with connection section, including a pump, leading to an integral brush to provide for an integral single piece cleaning system wherein the handle for the bottle serves as the handle for the cleaning system and, in conjunction with the connection section, as a pump for the fluid in the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: State Industrial Products
    Inventors: Micheal J. Gavorski, Tammy Westerman, Nicholas Stanca
  • Patent number: 6315478
    Abstract: A glass cleaning device including a resilient hollow bottle having a hollow interior reservoir for containing and dispensing window cleaning fluid, the resilient hollow bottle having a squeegee wiper edge extending therefrom parallel to the longitudinal axis of the resilient hollow bottle, the bottle having a bottom end and a top end, the bottom end being closed and the top end being open to enable glass cleaning fluid to be dispensed therefrom, the top end of the bottle having a cap with an aperture therein for dispensing cleaning fluid therethrough and an array of bristles thereon for scrubbing the glass being cleaned, the cap being movable between a first position and a second position to selectively dispense cleaning fluid from the reservoir through the cap and into the bristles for cleaning the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: William B. Atkins
  • Patent number: 6244771
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser arrangement includes a self-contained pump and a discharge head. The pump has a liquid reservoir, while the discharge head has an applicator construction and an aperture. The aperture will be in liquid flow communication with the liquid reservoir. The discharge head is constructed and arranged to selectively take in liquid from an external liquid source through the aperture and convey the liquid to the liquid reservoir, when a pressure differential is established between the liquid reservoir and the external liquid source by the pump. The discharge head is also constructed and arranged to selectively eject liquid from the liquid reservoir through the aperture for distribution by the applicator construction. The applicator construction preferably includes a molded, flexible member with the aperture being in a portion of the flexible member. Methods of assembly and use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Diversified Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bruggeman, Daniel J. Bruggeman, Charles J. Lever, Stephen C. Kohs
  • Patent number: 6210057
    Abstract: A multipurpose liquid applicator that combines bathing functions one comprehensive unit, having no powered components. The applicator has a long handle for cleaning hard to reach areas such as the back, and an upper hollow handle section that acts a reservoir for liquid soap, suntan lotion, moisturizing lotion, etc. Liquids may be either poured directly into the reservoir or, using the lower handle which fits within the upper section and acts as a suctioning and pumping device, the liquids may be extracted from their containers into the reservoir for temporary storage and thereafter, pumped into the applicator head and to the applicator for use in cleansing. Three interchangeable applicator heads fit into the applicator head subassembly: one, a sponge head for bathing; two, a hollow flexible rubber head for massaging the body and three, a soft bristle brush head for scrubbing, all of which allow for the continual application of lotion, soap or other liquids during bathing or massaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas R. Yannaci, Hye Yong Yannacci
  • Patent number: 6206600
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combination toothbrush and toothpaste dispenser. The toothpaste dispenser has a top and a container located therein. The container has a top and a bottom, and toothpaste located within the container. The container is compressible. The toothbrush includes a head portion which has a plurality of bristles extending therefrom and at least one hole extending thereinto. The toothbrush also includes a stem portion having a channel extending therethrough. The channel has first and second opposing ends. The first end is in fluid communication with the at least one hole and the second end is in fluid communication with the top of the container. The toothbrush is reciprocally mounted to the toothpaste dispenser, whereby reciprocation of the toothbrush relative to the toothpaste dispenser from a first position to a second position compresses the container to pump the toothpaste from the container, through the channel, and through the at least one hole and to the bristles for brushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventors: Dorothy J. Rosenberg, Peter W. Bressler
  • Patent number: 6142693
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser arrangement includes a self-contained pump and a discharge head. The pump has a liquid reservoir, while the discharge head has an applicator construction and an aperture. The aperture will be in liquid flow communication with the liquid reservoir. The discharge head is constructed and arranged to selectively take in liquid from an external liquid source through the aperture and convey the liquid to the liquid reservoir, when a pressure differential is established between the liquid reservoir and the external liquid source by the pump. The discharge head is also constructed and arranged to selectively eject liquid from the liquid reservoir through the aperture for distribution by the applicator construction. The applicator construction preferably includes a molded, flexible member with the aperture being in a portion of the flexible member. Methods of assembly and use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Diversified Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bruggeman, Daniel J. Bruggeman, Charles J. Lever, Stephen C. Kohs
  • Patent number: 6135659
    Abstract: A wide faced applicator adapted for various kinds of fluids having a main body with a flat face on both sides of the front axis to form a narrow attachment face, the axis of the main body from top to bottom forms a multiple funnel shaped axial hole in which a pin shaped core body is inserted, the core body is spring biased so that the shoulder portion on the front end of the core body contacts tightly against the funnel shaped axial hole on the front axial end of the main body to form a closed position. A guiding orifice is provided on the wide attachment face at the front end of the closed segment. By pressing the front end of the core body, the fluid in the container tank is released to flow through a guiding orifice and further permeate into the attachment face. The front end of the pin shaped core body forms a plane with rounded angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Tro-Kung Ku
  • Patent number: 6050736
    Abstract: The toothbrush includes a handle and a head, the handle forming two bodies (1) and (2) provided with overlapping sectors (3), which permit the axial displacement, one with respect to the other, the body (1) constituting a container (4) for the toothpaste, which can be projected toward the exit (14) through a duct (7-8), in which are defined two sectors, one rigid (7) and the other flexible (8), the latter of the bellows type, sector (7) ending in a one-way valve (12-13), which tends permanently toward the closed position and which, while permitting the passage of the toothpaste toward the exit (14), blocks the return of the toothpaste in the backward direction axially of the body (1). An embolus (15) fills up the inside of the body (1), compensating for the dose of toothpaste which is supplied, while in the exit (14) a manually operated valve (17) is incorporated in the cylinder provided in an diametral orifice (18), which can be made to align with or not align with the exit orifice (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: David Mejias Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 5851080
    Abstract: A liquid applicator is provided which is capable of using a cartridge-type tank. The liquid applicator has a lock mechanism which is capable of preventing an inadvertent pressing of the knocking rod with a simple construction. A cartridge-type tank containing a liquid therein is accommodated within the cylindrical applicator body while a soaker for applying the liquid sealed in the tank is attached to the forward tip end of the applicator body. The cylindrical tail plug is detachably fitted into the rearward end of the applicator body with the tail plug being formed with an engaging lug radially outwardly therein. The knocking rod is coaxially provided inside the cylindrical tail plug with the lug inwardly projecting from an inside surface of the tail plug being engaged with the L-shaped groove formed in the periphery of the knocking rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nakajima, Toru Nagai
  • Patent number: 5735623
    Abstract: An applicator for a viscous cosmetic has an applicator body constituting a reservoir for the cosmetic. This body contains an applicator element that can be moved between a closed position wherein the applicator element is completely accommodated inside the body and an open position wherein the applicator element projects outside the applicator body. A porous barrier separates the cosmetic in the reservoir from the applicator element. The applicator can be closed by a cap when the applicator element is accommodated inside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 5555673
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical body is adapted to holding a liquid, such as water, herbicide, pesticide, or the like, and has a cap removably secured thereto for removing and disposing the liquid therein. Another generally cylindrical dispensing body is adapted to slidably fit over the end of the body opposite the cap. The dispensing body has a top with holes disposed therein wherethrough the liquid may be passed. Another generally cylindrical cap body has a top formed of a cellulosic material which is adapted to absorbing liquids such as water, pesticide, etc, and a valve assembly is situated in the end of the body opposite the cap for gravitatively passing liquid therethrough when the valve release is depressed. The valve release member is depressed by the action of the dispensing body sliding towards the cylindrical body and pressing the valve release. A spring maintains spring bias against the body to prevent the valve release from being continually pressed or opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Wayne H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5443321
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing brush head includes bristles whose base portions engage apertures in a resilient member to create seal which is disrupted when the bristles are deflected as in use to selectively dispense a fluid. The bristles may be affixed to or form part of a unitary bristle carrier which, along with the resilient member, is removably secured to the body of the brush head so as to permit the brush head to be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventors: Michael J. Dolan, William R. Dolan
  • Patent number: 5226752
    Abstract: A golf equipment brush is provided for ease of transport and manual manipulation by individuals for the cleaning of golf clubs and associated golfing accessories to include a brush head mounted within a housing in a separable orientation relative to one another. The housing is arranged for selective torso or equipment support by directing a loop relative to the housing, and the brush including a matrix of bristle tufts mounted to a floor of the brush head. A first embodiment of the invention includes the brush head arranged for a snap-fit interconnection within the housing along a floor thereof, with a second embodiment including a spring-biased interconnection of the brush relative to the housing. A further embodiment of the invention includes the brush head pivotally mounted relative to the housing for selective release therefrom for ease of manual manipulation of the brush in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventors: Ronald Guerin, Jean G. Laroche