Actuated By Telescoping Of Tool Or By Pressure Of Tool On Work Surface Patents (Class 401/272)
  • Patent number: 5169252
    Abstract: A cleaning implement is provided with an internal valve for automatic water shut-off which can be regulated by hand. The implement connects to a conventional water supply, for example, a garden hose. When the valve is open, water is supplied through a removable sponge or brush to a surface to be cleaned. The valve is opened when two portions of the implement are pivoted with respect to each other. This can be done by pressing the sponge or brush against a surface to be cleaned, pivoting the two portions of the implement and thereby opening the valve. Alternatively, the two portions can be held by handles, one in either hand, and pivoted to open and close the valve. An opening is provided in the brush or sponge to allow water to stream from a nozzle to the surface to be cleaned, unobstructed. A soap dispenser is also incorporated into the implement. The nozzle and soap dispenser direct fluid from the user when the implement is held in the hands. The implement may be used with other fluids not water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Chappell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilmore H. Chappell
  • Patent number: 5114256
    Abstract: A cleaning brush has a bristle plate and a chamber for a cleaning solution provided with an inlet and a plurality of outlets. The bristle plate has a plurality of countersinks corresponding to the outlets of the chamber; a corresponding number of valves are provided between a bottom of the chamber and the bristle plate to control a flow of a solution by way of depressing the bristle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Halcyon Corporation
    Inventor: Shih C. Lin
  • Patent number: 4895468
    Abstract: A brush with automatic water shut-off is disclosed. The brush includes a handle portion pivotally connected to a body portion with a valve chamber intermediate to control water flow through the brush. A flutter valve is loosely positioned within the valve chamber and is continuously biased toward the valve chamber seat by the water pressure. An operating rod is movable within the body portion and extends past the plane of the seat. When the brush is not in use, water pressure forces the flutter valve toward the seat and contact between the flutter valve and the operating rod causes the body portion and handle portion to be pivotally offset with no water flowing. When the brush bristles contact the surface to be cleaned, the body and brush portions are urged into axial alignment about the pivot whereby the operating rod will force the flutter valve off of its seat, thereby automatically causing water flow through the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Inventor: Gilmore H. Chappell
  • Patent number: 4773785
    Abstract: A pin-shaped device for releasing a flowable medium comprises a housing having front and rear ends and an axis, a brush-like application element arranged to extend through the front end of the housing and displaceable in a an axial direction, a piston rod arranged to displace the application element, the piston rod being axially movable in a guiding opening of the housing, a pressure spring acting upon the piston rod so that the piston rod is movable in the guiding opening under the action of the pressure spring, a dosing piston being in communication with the application element, a control piston formed so that the control piston and the application element are fixedly connected with the piston rod, while the dosing piston is axially movable relative to the piston rod, a supply chamber and a dosing chamber formed in the housing and connected with one another such that the dosing chamber is alternatingly closable during the movement of the piston rod at axially opposite ends, and a sealing ring and a sealing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 4630955
    Abstract: A first elongated hollow member has a first open end and an opposite closed end with a plurality of small spaced openings therein. A hollow elongated capsule, adapted to be filled with cosmetic powder, closed at one end and open at the other, is removably slidable into and out of the first member. The capsule, when inserted in the first member, has its open end adjacent the second end of the first member and its closed end closing the first end of the second member. A second elongated hollow member has first and second open ends, the first member having its closed end disposed in the first end of the second member. The second member has a cam in the first end with openings aligned with the openings in the closed end of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Laura Lupton Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Ladd, Jr., David R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4603992
    Abstract: An aerosol shaving brush attachment for a conventional aerosol shaving cream container that has a top rim and a shaving cream dispensing nozzle thereon is provided and consists of a housing that is removably mounted to the top rim of the container and can manually flex the nozzle in any direction to dispense shaving cream from the container into the interior of brush bristles secured to and projecting from top of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventor: James P. Kavoussi
  • Patent number: 4470715
    Abstract: An applicator comprising a bush mounted on a stem movable between operating and closed positions. The stem cooperates with a movable ball valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Inventors: Johan G. Reuchlin, Willem A. Dekker
  • Patent number: 4312598
    Abstract: This appliance which provides instantaneous cleaning and immediate drying comprises a handle, at one end of which is hinged a heating sole protected by a cover, in combination with a swab made from any absorbing material held under this heating sole as well as with means for feeding water to the lower face of the heating plate in contact with the swab. The heating sole- protecting cover assembly has at least one opening, and said means are formed by a water reservoir placed above said cover and comprising at least one appendage housed in said opening, this appendage having at its base at least one flow orifice for the water. Means such as a piston and springs are provided for maintaining this orifice normally closed and for opening it when it is desired to damp the swab in contact with the heating sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventor: Lucienne Vagner
  • Patent number: 4238161
    Abstract: In a device for spotting with ink which comprises a plurality of hollow cylinders each having a small aperture at the end thereof and means for holding the hollow cylinders in parallelism to one another and for sliding movement axially of the cylinders, there is provided an ink reservoir member disposed within each of the hollow cylinders and containing ink therein, and a spotting member disposed within each of the hollow cylinders with one end thereof engaged with the ink reservoir member and the other end projected from the small aperture. The spotting member is formed of an elastic material having a number of communication pores for directing the ink therethrough from the one end to the other end of the spotting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignees: Nippon Kogaku K.K., Shachihata Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Morohashi
  • Patent number: 4225253
    Abstract: A compressible container such as a plastic squeeze bottle filled with paint and having an applicator nozzle with a spring loaded absorbant sponge unit which if desired may have short bristles is positioned in the outer open mouth of the nozzle, the mouth being shaped and sized to just receive an enlarged peripheral portion such as an attached washer of an object to be painted by the sponge when it is saturated with paint, while protecting the surrounding area from the paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Alton L. Fraleigh