Multiple-tip Multiple-discharge Tool (e.g., Massage Tool) Patents (Class 401/28)
  • Patent number: 9675209
    Abstract: A grill oiling apparatus includes a handle having a first end and a second end distal from the first end, a head disposed at the second end of the handle, a container, a fluid applicator coupled to the head, and a fluid release mechanism. The head has a receptacle defined therein. The container is disposed within the receptacle, and has a fluid reservoir defined therein. A valve is configured to control fluid flow out of the fluid reservoir. The fluid applicator includes a plurality of apertures defined therein. The fluid release mechanism is operably coupled to the valve and is configured to actuate the valve between a closed position and an open position to provide fluid communication between the fluid reservoir and the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Roth Circle II, LLC
    Inventors: Justin S. Roth, Winton C. Roth, Stephen M. Roth
  • Patent number: 8790035
    Abstract: A flow-thru liquid coating applicator comprises a handle and an applicator head including a blade having a filament bundle extending crosswise adjacent the distal end of the blade. A cover surrounds the distal end of the blade and a substantial portion of the length of the blade and has side openings through which opposite end portions of the filament bundle extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: John L. Scott, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8714853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser for a hand treatment product. The dispenser (1) comprises an applicator (3), a hand treatment product storage reservoir (5) in fluid communication with the applicator (3), and a restraining means (7) for restraining the dispenser to a support surface, wherein, in use, when a hand is moved across the applicator (3), hand treatment product is applied to the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Orbel Health Limited
    Inventors: Adam F. R. Sutcliffe, Robin B. K. Chilton, Graeme H. Davies, Katie L. Goodwin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140016981
    Abstract: A container has a sealed chamber. An applicator mounted on the container has a passageway and a comb-like applicator having a central opening that allows flow of a gel through its plural teeth. A cap is mounted over the applicator member and carries a piercing element. A limit stop limits the downward movement of the cap. The limit stop is attached to the applicator member by a frangible coupling. The limit stop can be broken off the applicator, whereupon the cap may be pushed downward so the piercing element pierces the foil seal. Thereafter, the flexible container may be squeezed to dispense the gel. The tip of the applicator is designed to target the gel to the teeth, avoiding the lips and the gums and avoiding irritation and preventing contact with sensitive areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Levine
  • Publication number: 20130284196
    Abstract: A method for delivering a composition to the scalp including (a) providing a composition in an applicator assembly, the applicator assembly including (i) a container for holding the composition; (ii) an extended tip actuator in fluid communication with the container, the extended tip actuator including (1) a base portion configured to fluidly connect the extended tip actuator to the container; and (2) a body portion configured to fluidly connect the base portion to a plurality of hollow tines; and (iii) an engine for delivering the composition from the container through the extended tip actuator; and (b) dispensing the composition from the applicator assembly directly onto the scalp. The tines each include a face located distally from the body portion. The tines each include an aperture in fluid communication with the container. The tines each have a protrusion length of from about 0.5 mm to about 100 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Dale MURDOCK, Mikah COFFINDAFFER, James Douglas STILL, Joseph Allen BERLEPSCH
  • Publication number: 20130094892
    Abstract: A hair preparation applicator apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a container for holding the hair preparation; a reservoir for holding a predefined amount of the hair preparation, wherein the reservoir is attached to the container; an orifice in the reservoir adjacent to the container for allowing hair preparation to flow from the container into the reservoir; at least one tubular element extending from the reservoir and having an interior volume continuous with an interior volume of the reservoir; and wherein each of the at least one tubular elements includes a roller ball on a first end that allows hair preparation to exit the first end for application to a consumer's skin via the roller ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Frank Spadaro
  • Publication number: 20130000660
    Abstract: A body cleansing apparatus including a base member having one or more contoured profiles that conform to a user's body part, and multiple cleansing members is provided. The cleansing members are positioned and attached at multiple locations on the contoured profiles of the base member. Each of one or more of the cleansing members includes a stem and a cluster of flexible bristles. The stem is attached to and extends outwardly from the base member. The flexible bristles curvedly branch outwards from an upper end of the stem and define a reservoir within each cluster for storing, retaining, and releasing a cleansing agent along the flexible bristles when the user's body part contacts and applies pressure on the stem, thereby allowing the user to cleanse the body part. In an embodiment, the cleansing members also include single elongated flexible bristles attached to and extending outwardly from the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Oscar Lopez, Astute Maria Aurilla
  • Patent number: 8317422
    Abstract: A distributor (1) of fluid, particularly of liquid soap, has a sealed shell (2) suitable for containing the fluid to be distributed. The shell (2) has a shape and dimensions suitable for being able to be held between the hands of a user when the hands are being washed. Distribution mechanisms (30) are mounted movably on the shell (2) between a rest position in which they prevent the fluid from coming out of the shell and an active position in which they allow the fluid to come out when the user presses his hands against them during washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Civile MGS
    Inventor: Guy Schell
  • Patent number: 8220469
    Abstract: A hair highlighting applicator nozzle comprises a cap adapted to be removably mounted to an open end of a flexible container for holding a hair coloring fluid therein. A mechanism is for distributing the hair coloring fluid onto the hair. The distributing mechanism is retained to the cap and is in fluid communication with the flexible container. When the flexible container is squeezed the hair coloring fluid will be forced through the distributing mechanism and applied onto the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Rose Spagnuolo
  • Publication number: 20110299909
    Abstract: Self hair coloring made simple & easy with the new design of the Easy color hair brush. Easy color hair brush has the look & feel of a conventional paddle brush. The head of the color brush is a container to hold one full application with an easy fill cap, the squeezable handle pumps the right amount of hair color with no mess, and each pins at the bottom have 2 holes each at different levels for maximum coverage. The easy color hair brush is easy to clean and is reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Varughese Mathew Madappattu
  • Publication number: 20110052819
    Abstract: An application device comprises a liquid tank for retaining a liquid, and a discharge unit to which the liquid is supplied from the liquid tank, and which discharges the liquid to an application-target area of an object at a set application width, The discharge unit comprises a head cylinder filled with the liquid supplied from the liquid tank, and the nozzle plate which is provided at one end of the head cylinder in a replaceable manner and which is provided with plural nozzle holes discharging the liquid. The application width can be changed by merely replacing the nozzle plate without changing of an application condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao EBISAWA
  • Patent number: 7806612
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for applying fluids to a convex surface. A handle may be attached to a fluid dispensing assembly that may have a roller applicator assembly attached. The roller applicator assembly may have rollers rotatably disposed on a bracket with two of the rollers positioned at an oblique angle to an intermediate roller. The fluid dispensing assembly may have a body with a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a first fluid container in the handle and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with a second fluid container in the handle, and a piston in each fluid container. The first fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a first roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller. The second fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a second roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William D. Wangler
  • Publication number: 20090317166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing a product, comprising a container (1) for a product, on which there is mounted an application head (3) and a removable protective cap (5) which covers the head (3), the cap (5) comprising a lateral skirt (7) which is substantially in alignment with the walls of the container (1) when the cap (5) covers the application head and which has, at the free end thereof, means for fixing to the container. The device according to the invention is distinguished in that the application head (3) comprises at least one active portion (11) which is fixed to a support and which is orientated in a direction which is inclined relative to the axis of the container and whose dimensions are such that it is completely received in the cap when the cap is fixed to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: FIGIE LUXEMBOURG S.A.
    Inventor: Gerard GIEUX
  • Publication number: 20090126752
    Abstract: A hair care product that has a handle and teeth, such as a comb or pick that includes a reservoir in the handle for the retention of liquid or semi-liquid hair care products, such as gels, mousses and the like. The teeth of the hair care product is in communication with the reservoir in the handle such that when the reservoir in the handle is stimulated such that the contents of the reservoir can travel through the handle and into the area of the teeth, a plurality of apertures irrigated into the teeth allow for the dispensing of the liquid or semi-liquid product through the apertures and onto the user's hair thereby allowing for quick application and easy storage of the liquid or semi-liquid hair care products. To stimulate the reservoir, the handle can either be squeezed or a pump can be installed on the handle that can optionally open and close the reservoir and its communication with the teeth portion of the comb or pick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony G. Emerson
  • Publication number: 20090060622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microfluidic surface treatment device which delivers a precise quantity of at least one functional flowable compound. The device is provided with a reservoir, a microfluidic device comprising microchannels, and a pump able to pump the functional flowable compound through the microchannels. The pump is controlled by a microprocessor. The device can be a toothbrush, an electric toothbrush, a razor, an electric razor or a household cleaning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Guoping Lian, Georgios Tetradis-Mairis
  • Publication number: 20090003919
    Abstract: A writing instrument is disclosed that can enhance the speed and accuracy for a respondent using an optical machine response form. This writing instrument includes at least two reservoirs for dispensing two independent fluids with different optical reflectivity, whereby an application of the second fluid on top of a layer marked with the first fluid of the response form, modifies the digital response from the optical machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Amara Rahman Durham
  • Patent number: 7175357
    Abstract: A back scrubber is used in the shower and includes a multiplicity of brushes and a flexible soap dispensing container mounted on a flexible body. Suction cups are also mounted on the flexible body to fix the back scrubber to a wall. When pressure is applied to the brushes, a motor unit is activated to rotate the brushes. The same pressure will cause soap to be dispensed from the soap dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Iris N. Brignoni
  • Patent number: 7168873
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in applying lotion to a portion of a body of an individual includes first and second handles which are connected with a lotion dispensing section. The lotion dispensing section includes a reservoir which holds a supply of lotion and a plurality of rollers. Each of the rollers has an inner portion exposed to the lotion in the reservoir and an outer portion which is engageable with the body of the individual using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Inventia Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Shawan, Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 7018122
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprising a tubular, ink-impermeable body portion containing a plurality of reservoirs that are housed adjacent to each other wherein each reservoir is separated from an adjacent reservoir by a reservoir barrier; a multi-sectioned nib disposed at one end of the writing instrument, said nib comprising a plurality of nib sections disposed adjacent to each other and separated from an adjacent nib section by a nib section barrier at a writing end, wherein the nib sections are secured adjacent to each other, and separated by said nib section barrier at one end thereof to form a writing end of the writing instrument, such that the nib sections do not communicate materials contained therein between adjacent nib sections, and wherein opposite ends of the nib section are spaced from each other and disposed within the tubular body portion such that each nib section is disposed in communication with a different reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Vincent W. Kwan, Jennifer Carra
  • Patent number: 6881001
    Abstract: Devices and methods for softening the infill layer of artificial turf. Multiple prongs extend from a rake or a rotating drum or wheel that is pushed or pulled across the artificial turf. In one embodiment, the prongs eject pressurized gas or liquid into the base of the infill. In another embodiment, the prongs vibrate within the base of the infill. Ideally, both methods are employed. The forced gas and/and or fluid, and the vibration, serve to loosen the rubber and sand particulate that make up the infill and thereby soften the artificial field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas H. McCamy
  • Patent number: 6808330
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen includes a sensing device for sensing images or colors or both and a control device that effects the changing of the attribute based on the sensed images and/or colors. Additionally, the pen may include a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Publication number: 20040208683
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in applying lotion to a portion of a body of an individual includes first and second handles which are connected with a lotion dispensing section. The lotion dispensing section includes a reservoir which holds a supply of lotion and a plurality of rollers. Each of the rollers has an inner portion exposed to the lotion in the reservoir and an outer portion which is engageable with the body of the individual using the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Invential Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Shawan, Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6588964
    Abstract: A fluid applicator having a body with a fluid inlet in communication with a reservoir of fluid to be dispensed. The applicator further includes a plurality of applicator tines extending outwardly from an application area of the body, and the tines are at least partially flexible. Moreover, at least some of the tines include a fluid pathway. Additionally, the applicator further includes a handle portion generally above the application area. An actuator is located on the body adjacent the front end and generally above and off-center from the application area. The actuator is operably configured to selectively dispense a predetermined amount of fluid to the fluid pathways of the tines for accurate and consistent dispensing and application of the fluid to a target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bob Wayne Au, Anne Marie Candido, Philip Davies, Mark Thomas Lund, Charles William Sears, Marc Walter Tanner
  • Patent number: 6550997
    Abstract: A cartridge for a pen has an electronically controllable marking device, such as an ink jet printhead, for marking a visible path on a surface, a non marking stylus nib that in use contacts the surface with the marking device directed toward or contacting the surface The cartridge includes an on/off switch that turns the marking device on and off. Movement of the stylus nib or application of more than a predetermined compressive force to the stylus nib turns on the on/off switch and so causes the marking device to be turned on, so marking a path on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Tobin Allen King, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20030063943
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen also includes a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes. Additionally, the pen may include a display to indicate the selected attributes to the user and a sensing device for sensing coded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20030053840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pen which includes a marking device, the pen being operative to mark a visible path onto a surface, the marking device being electronically controllable to change an attribute of the path, the pen including a user interface whereby a user may modify the attribute, the pen including at least one sensing device for sensing images or colors or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 6513534
    Abstract: A hair dye dispenser 10 for dispensing a fluid hair dye includes a dispensing container 12 for containing and dispensing the hair dye. The dispensing container 12 has a base 14 and at least one side wall 16, together defining an internal volume. The base 14 has a substantially flat upper surface and a lower surface with a plurality of projecting tines 24. One or more dispensing apertures 26 are distributed across the base 14. A piston 28 is configured to fit closely in sliding abutment with the wall 16 so as to be sealingly slidable towards the base 14. The dispenser 10 also includes a housing 30 formed with a socket 32 for removably receiving the dispensing container 12. An actuation mechanism 34 is associated with the housing 30, and configured to displace the piston 28 towards the base 14, thereby dispensing the hair dye through the dispensing apertures 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Montec Products Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Menachem Sofer, Roni Schneider
  • Patent number: 6474888
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen also includes a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes. Additionally, the pen may include a display to indicate the selected attributes to the user and a sensing device for sensing coded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 6382531
    Abstract: A shower head generally comprising a backing plate, a diaphragm and a cover plate. The rear surface of the backing plate includes a receptacle for receiving a conduit through which pressurized water may be directed to an aperture extending through the backing plate. The front surface of the diaphragm has a plurality of nipples extending outwardly therefrom with each nipple having longitudinal bore extending therethrough. The cover plate has a plurality of holes extending therethrough for receiving the nipples on the diaphragm such that the cover holds the diaphragm against the front surface of the backing plate. Pressurized water delivered through the aperture causes an outward deflection of the diaphragm away from the backing plate allowing water to be expelled through the bores in the nipples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Martin Tracy
  • Patent number: 6116524
    Abstract: A brush and water spray system comprising, a primary head having a flat exterior section with apertures therethrough for dispensing water, a tubular interior section in a cylindrical configuration adapted to be coupled to a shower outlet tube for receiving water to be dispensed and a generally hemispherical intermediate section with a housing therewithin and a connector at the interiormost end of the inner section couplable to the shower outlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Thelma Janette Zapalac
  • Patent number: 6047703
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid is provided which evenly applies fluid products to hair while the hair is being separated with the device. Combing is thereby facilitated and assisted by dispensing conditioner with the device. The device comprises a head, a plurality of teeth and a handle connected to the head. The teeth are removably attached to a front plate of the head. A shock absorber element provides an interface between a back plate of the head and the front plate. Flexibility of the front plate and removability of the teeth provide an improved combing/fluid dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventors: Fernando Paul Paglericcio, Chester F. Girard
  • Patent number: 5975089
    Abstract: A hair brush applicator for applying flowable hair care products such as hair conditioner and styling gel to the hair of a user. The hair brush applicator includes a hair brush with a handle portion and a head portion. The handle portion of the hair brush has a chamber therein. The head portion of the hair brush has a plurality of bristles outwardly extending from the front face of the hair brush. The bristles of the head portion comprise a plurality of narrow bristles and a plurality of wide bristles. Each of the wide bristles is tubular and has an open root coupled to the head portion and terminates at a closed tip. The hair brush has a passage therein fluidly connecting the chamber adjacent the neck portion to the open roots of the wide bristles. Each of the wide bristles has a plurality of lateral apertures positioned between the root and tip of the respective wide bristle. The hair brush has a rotatably mounted disk blocking the passage of the hair brush. The disk has a plurality of bores therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph T Simon
  • Patent number: 5888002
    Abstract: A new concept toilet cleaning system that, in its preferred embodiment, includes a low cost disposable cleaning brush that is preconditioned with a detergent and disinfectant cleaning agent on its bristles is presented. The cleaning agent may take a dried or liquid form and may be disposed in openings in the bristles in some configurations. The brushes are meant to be of very low cost molded manufacture and are designed to nest for shipment and storage. The user simply removes one of the disposable toilet cleaning brushes from a package, rinses it in clean toilet water to activate the cleaning agent, cleans the toilet with the brush, and then disposes of the brush in a disposal bag that is normally supplied with the shipping and sales package. Options include a variant that has a liquid cleaning agent built into a squeezable reservoir that is part of the handle whereby squeezing of the reservoir disperses the liquid cleaning agent to the brush's bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Fenstersheib
  • Patent number: 5857235
    Abstract: An applicator for creating designs, patterns and configurations in the paint or other material being applied to a surface area, comprising a body portion for the user to hold and a working portion to apply the paint or other material to the surface area. The working portion includes a plurality of absorbent flexible sheet cup members or pods, having radially extending folds which flare outwardly to the outer free end. A thread is drawn through the radial folds at the outer free end portion of each cup member or pod which has been folded over around the outer circumference. The thread is drawn up to bring the radial folds together in close side-by-side relationship, giving a patterned or textured outer free end surface to the working portion of the applicator. A restricting band is drawn up relatively tighter around the mid-section of each cup member or pod about midway between the outer free end and the lower end which is secured to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Inventor: Stephen E. Morris
  • Patent number: 5681125
    Abstract: A mortar applicator for dispensing mortar for masonry constructions, the mortar applicator including a manifold having a branched passage coupling an inlet aperture to a first and second outlet apertures. A first and second applicator tube are pivotally carried by the manifold in fluid communication with the first and second outlet apertures to dispense mortar on masonry construction in variable widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Antonio S. Amaya
  • 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: 5380110
    Abstract: A packet for use in treating a surface and having an applicator formed of a plastic sheet material. The applicator has at least one hole therein and has a first and second sides. A reservoir of a liquid is formed on the second side of the applicator. A plastic sheet overlies the first side of the applicator and the hole therein. A first inner heat seal circumscribes the hole and bonds the plastic sheet to the applicator. A removable plastic pull tab sheet is provided. A second inner heat seal secures the pull tab sheet to the plastic sheet and is disposed within the first heat seal and circumscribes the hole whereby when the pull tab sheet is lifted off of the plastic sheet an opening is provided which exposes the hole to permit liquid carried within the liquid reservoir to be expelled through the opening for application to the surface to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventor: Joseph F. Festa
  • Patent number: 5297565
    Abstract: An improved hair shampoo stimulator device is provided in which each bristle is shaped similar to a finger tip, for the purpose of safely stimulating the scalp of a person without damaging the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventors: Satendra Charitar, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5246301
    Abstract: A brush-type shower head is disclosed which may reduce residual detergent and contamination of the scalp and hair after shampooing. In the shower head, there are formed a plurality of water supply holes over a surface of the shower head. A plurality of projection members each having water communication holes are formed in the surface of the shower head. The water communication holes of the projection members are in communication with the water supply holes of the shower head. Under the condition that the projection members are held in contact with the scalp, water is supplied from the water communication holes of the projection members. Accordingly, the detergent components residual in the scalp or hair may be washed up without fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Toyo Denki Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Nobuo Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 5211494
    Abstract: A cleansing and stimulating brush that doubles as a backscratcher having sufficiently firm construction means approximating the function of human nails for scratching and stimulating one's skin, combined with brush means comprising slender stalklike projections for stimulating and cleansing the skin, and including interspersing smooth protuberance means approximating the soft pads of one's finger tips for pleasant touch sensations. This device further includes a soap applicator means to which soap can be applied for further application to the skin. The device can be adapted to contain and dispense liquid soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Etienette Baijnath
  • Patent number: 5131384
    Abstract: A combination applicator/massager device is described for simultaneous application of a fluid to an area of a person's skin and massage of that area of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Inventor: Zein E. Obagi
  • Patent number: 5125757
    Abstract: A dispenser-applicator comprising a ball applicator assembly, oppositely-faced sponge applicator assembly, and a reservoir for storage of a topical preparation formed therebetween. The reservoir functions to supply the topical preparation to the ball applicator assembly to be dispensed onto a person's skin, whereupon the sponge applicator may then be used to more evenly spread the topical preparation over the person's skin. An elongated handle is connected to the ball applicator assembly to facilitate filling of the reservoir with the topical preparation and to further facilitate use of the applicator in applying the topical preparation to the person's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Clasique Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Morrison, Manuel A. Vazquez, Anthony D. King
  • Patent number: 5125423
    Abstract: An applicator for treating the skin dispenses a predetermined dose of treatment agent. The applicator comprises a cylindrical portion, the front face of which is open, and a closure piece for the open front face. Solid and hollow pins extend axially from a front wall of the cylindrical portion. The hollow pins communicate with the cylinder cavity. The closure piece and the cylindrical portion are designed so that the closure piece delimits a given volume in the cylindrical portion. The closure piece has a central filling opening with a non-return or one-way valve disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Schering, Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerhard Butterbrodt
  • Patent number: 5116153
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiple line writing instrument which is adapted for one-handed operation in the general manner of an ordinary pen or pencil and which accomodates variations in the writing angle at which the instrument may be applied to a writing surface. The instrument includes plural elongate writing means, such as pens, held in parallel, spaced apart array. By means of a pivotal stop table the writing tips of the plural writing means are held in continous writing contact with a writing surface despite variations in writing angle which may occur during use. The multiple line writing instrument avoids the necessity to employ biasing elements, such as springs, to maintain writing contact of the writing tips with the writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: Paul R. Tully
  • Patent number: 5116253
    Abstract: A hair shampoo stimulator device is provided and consists of a rectangular frame slightly curved downwardly zigzag supports are affixed to and extend across the narrow portion of the frame in spaced apart relationships. Firm bristles are affixed to and face downwardly on each support. A shampoo solution dispenser is on the frame for dispensing the shampoo solution directly to a scalp of a person so that the bristles will foam the shampoo solution and massage the scalp to stimulate the hair roots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventors: Satendra Charitar, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5059050
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying a treatment solution to selected strands of hair includes a reservoir and a dispensing nozzle. The nozzle is an elongate, preferably conical member, having one or more slots extending from and dividing the tip into tines. The side walls of the slot converge inwardly from one side of the nozzle, a through bore extends from the base of the slot to the base of the nozzle, and at least one of the tines is shorter than the other. The reservoir may be a squeezable bottle or, in the preferred embodiment, an open top container having a handle projecting from one side with a lever arm pivotally connected to the outer end of the arm and mounting a plate-like piston slidably received in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Michael E. Guglielmo
  • Patent number: 4973183
    Abstract: An original container-applicator device for relatively viscous preparations, such as and of the consistency of hair shampoos and conditioners. Provided with a supply of such a preparation, the device functions as the original container until, in the hands of the ultimate consumer, it serves also as the applicator. The device comprises a chamber; massage fingers, an outlet or dispensing port, as defined by an elongate rim with a proximal end and a distal end; and, a reciprocative valve. The valve has a flange and a gate, and moves between first and second positions. At the first position, the gate closes the distal end while the valve leaves the proximal end open and enables the preparation from the chamber to fill the rim, but not flow from the device. At the second position the flange closes the proximal end and prevents flow from the chamber, while the gate is displaced from and leaves the distal end open, thus to enable a quantity of preparation to flow or drain from the rim, and be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Philip Shevick
    Inventors: Philip Shevick, Kenneth Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 4942890
    Abstract: A container for products applicable to the scalp comprising an elongated and hollow reservoir portion with a base end and an application end opposite each other, a housing being formed at the application end which houses a sphere or revolution body that freely revolves therein, the object of the invention being that of providing a container of this type which allows a more accurate dosage of the product contained therein and a simultaneous application with other products in the desired proportions. This object is achieved by providing a flange portion integral with the reservoir portion near the base end of the reservoir portion, the container being individually fittable onto a support that is common to other similar containers. The present invention further proposes a support base with fitting elements to receive a plurality of containers of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Paulo R. J. Newlands
  • Patent number: 4936686
    Abstract: There is shown a roller for pressing and working a dough ball into a pizza shell. In its preferred form, the roller is in the form of a spherical cluster of balls, which are molded or otherwise formed on a polygonal core. The spherical cluster is rotatably contained within a complementary spherical shell carried on the lower end of a fluid duct. Olive oil or other material flowing through the duct will flow ports in the shell to be carried by the cluster of balls and distributed over the dough ball. Ports in the side of the duct allow the oil to flow around the shell to drip directly onto the dough ball near the outer edges thereof. A conical hood around the cluster of balls and the carrier block and retain any olive oil vapors that otherwise may be inhaled by bakery workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Eugene L. DeChristopher