Porous Feeder Patents (Class 401/283)
  • Patent number: 9140294
    Abstract: A ball socket for connection with a ball stud resists accidental pull-out of the ball stud. The ball socket achieves relatively low insertion force but relatively high pull-out force resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Burton Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Burton
  • Patent number: 9033602
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing toothbrush (100). In one aspect, the toothbrush comprises a body (105) having a reservoir (135) containing an oral care fluid (136) therein, the oral care fluid being delivered to an applicator (132) via capillary action. The toothbrush comprises an actuator (130) for moving either the applicator and/or the reservoir between different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, John J. Gatzemeyer, Sharon Kennedy, Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20150117933
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator is disclosed. A seat has a ventilation channel extending through an outer surface. An adjusting member is disposed in a sleeve and has several adjusting plates, an axial hole, and a gap formed in the adjusting plates and communicating the hole with the ventilation channel. A core extends through the hole, absorbs liquid cosmetic from a cartridge and defines a communicating channel with the adjusting member. The ventilation channel, the gap and the communicating channel define an air passage. The cartridge, the core and a bristle member define a liquid passage. Air is introduced into the cartridge through the air passage after the liquid cosmetic flows out of the cartridge through the liquid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CAPICOLOR INTERNATIONAL COSMETICS LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140119809
    Abstract: An oral care implement having an internal reservoir. In one embodiment, the invention can be a toothbrush comprising: a handle having an internal reservoir containing an oral care fluid; a head coupled to the handle; an applicator located on the head; a partition member positioned within the internal reservoir that divides the internal reservoir into a storage chamber and an overflow chamber; a passageway extending through the partition member from the storage chamber to the overflow chamber, the passageway terminating as a first opening in a first surface of the partition member and as a second opening in a second surface of the partition member; and a wick member having a first end in fluid communication with the applicator and a second end terminating in an end surface that abuts the second surface of the partition member to prohibit axial movement of the wick member in a first axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ColgatepPalmolive Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Worthington, Sharon Kennedy, Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8662782
    Abstract: According to the invention, a surface cleaning device comprises an electrolytic cell for generating bleach for use with a cleaning pad. The electrolytic cell is in fluid communication with the cleaning pad for delivering bleach to a surface to be cleaned. According to another embodiment of the invention, the surface cleaning device is a hand-held cleaning device capable of selectively generating bleach at the request of a user directly in the cleaning pad. A sufficient amount of bleach for cleaning a surface can be generated within the electrolytic cell at the request of a user, eliminating the need for storing and transporting large quantities of bleach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 8651763
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic brush. The cosmetic brush includes a cylindrical bottle, a body, a hair holder, a filter, a sleeve, and a cap. When makeup is applied, the sleeve descends. When the sleeve is stored, the sleeve ascends to easily close the cap. When the sleeve descends, a powder is supplied toward hairs. When the sleeve ascends (is stored), the supply of the powder is intercepted to prevent the powder from being unnecessarily discharged, thereby preventing other portable products from being damaged. Also, when the sleeve is stored, the sleeve blocks the powder discharge hole to prevent the powder remaining within the discharge hole from being hardened by moisture, thereby smoothly discharging the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8408834
    Abstract: A paint applicator is provided with a handle formed with a paint-entry passage, a first housing half connected to the handle, a second housing half jointed to the first housing half and formed with a plurality of paint exit holes, a non-permeable resilient body disposed on the second housing half and formed with a plurality of apertures, a permeable foamed body, and a brush layer. The apertures are closed in normal conditions and will be opened under pressure. Paint is accumulated in a paint chamber between the first and second housing halves, and then will flow out only when the paint pressure is greater than a deformation threshold value of the non-permeable resilient body. Furthermore, since the apertures are very small and can be evenly and densely distributed over the resilient body, paint will be evenly permeated to the permeable foamed body and the brush layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Miguel Wang
  • Patent number: 8075216
    Abstract: An oral care implement may include a tufted insert and a base configured to define a cavity for housing an active insert. The active insert may comprise an active agent. The head of the oral care implement may be configured so that the active insert can be in fluid communication with a membrane or an aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John J. Gatzemeyer, Bruce M. Russell, Kenneth Waguespack, Thomas J. Boyd
  • Patent number: 7794168
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quantitative discharge structure for a brushed cosmetic jar. The jar includes a receptacle that receives and stores powder cosmetic product therein and has a top opening to which a closing/opening seat formed by a stacking arrangement of upper and lower valve boards is mounted. An implanting seat of bristle bundles has a bottom forms a reservoir located above the opening/closing seat so that when the opening/closing seat opens, a predetermined amount of the cosmetic product is fed into the reservoir. And the cosmetic product is then discharge into the bristles for uniform and comfortable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20100104353
    Abstract: A paint applicator includes a hollow handle defining a paint-entry passage, and a housing connected to the handle and having a first wall, and a second wall cooperating with the first wall to define a paint chamber that communicates fluidly with the paint-entry passage. The second wall has a plurality of first paint exit holes communicating fluidly with the paint chamber. A non-permeable resilient body covers the second wall, and includes a plurality of second paint exit holes aligned respectively with the first paint exit holes. A permeable foamed body covers the non-permeable resilient body. A brush layer is attached to the permeable foamed body, and is composed of a plurality of bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Miguel WANG
  • Patent number: 6705792
    Abstract: A cleaning attachment for converting a cleaning implement to a mop is in the form of a flexible cover having spaced walls for being disposed on opposite sides of the cleaning head of the implement. The walls are connected together at the bottom portion by a central support surface. Wings extend outwardly from each side of the support surface. A container having cleaning solution is mounted to the attachment between one of the walls and its wing. Cleaning solution may be dispensed from the container through slots in the bottom of the container and then through a sponge pad covering the slots so that the cleaning solution could flow onto a wipe detachably mounted to the bottom portion of the attachment. Alternatively, the container could be a compressible container which would be squeezed between the wing and the wall by lowering the implement toward the floor to thereby force cleaning solution from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Watch Hill Harbor Technologies
    Inventor: James A. Smith
  • Patent number: 6695509
    Abstract: A golf ball cleaning apparatus includes a pair of cylindrical chambers defined as an upper chamber removably attachable to a lower chamber. The lower chamber is provided within an internal golf ball cleaning fluid reservoir bounded upwardly by a lower surface of a semi-porous floor. The lower chamber further includes a half-spherical cavity embedded with semi-rigid scouring bristles. The upper chamber is of a generally hollow configuration and includes a half-spherical cavity embedded with semi-rigid scouring bristles. The semi-rigid scouring bristles snugly engage an entire standard dimpled golf ball surface when the upper and lower chambers are coupled together. The upper chamber is snapped to the lower chamber in a semi-interference-type fit. A fastener is mounted atop the upper chamber to facilitate removable connection of the golf ball cleaning apparatus to a standard golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Alfonzo Dowe, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6500483
    Abstract: A method for applying a sealant to a component, in which the sealant is applied to a part of or the entirety of a sealing surface of the component, comprises the steps of: disposing in the sealant, an abutting member approximately in parallel to a surface of the sealant, which is a liquid, formed into a film of a specified thickness; pressing the sealing surface of the component to the abutting member in the sealant formed into the film; and transferring the sealant to the sealing surface of the component by pulling the component apart from the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Masato Higuchi, Atsushi Hirakawa, Michinobu Maesaka
  • 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: 6146041
    Abstract: A sponge mop includes a handle having an assembly frame connected to a lower end thereof and a cleaning tank is connected to the assembly frame. The assembly frame has two separated parts and each part having a roller connected thereto so that a sponge is connected between the two rollers. A lever member is pivotally connected to the handle and two siderails are connected between the sponge and the lever member. A valve is connected between the cleaning tank and the sponge so that when operating the valve to an open position, the detergent in the tank flows to the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventors: He-Jin Chen, Chia-Yi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6009886
    Abstract: A toothbrush which dispenses dentifrice and dental floss. More specifically, the toothbrush is an assembly including a tubular handle integrally connected to a toothbrush neck and toothbrush head, over which a protective sheath having a floss dispenser is removably attached. A dentifrice dispensing mechanism is provided to drive a supply of dentifrice contained in the tubular handle through a duct and conduit in the toothbrush neck and head. The dispensing mechanism is comprised of a twistable knob, a threaded screw, and a screw driven follower. When the knob is turned the piston moves up to handle to force dentifrice through the brush head and into a outlet passage exiting the toothbrush head between the bristles. A plug of foam-like material is disposed within the conduit of the toothbrush head thereby occluding the outlet passage when the plug is in a decompressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventors: Robert Labranche, Geoffrey Grenert
  • Patent number: 5865554
    Abstract: A portable double-brush shoe polishing device includes a polish body, and an assembly comprising a press button and a polishing storage tube. The polish body is designed to facilitate holding by the human hand, and it comprises an annular outer brush at a bottom side thereof. The press button is held in the polish body in a resilient condition. The press button has a positioning rib and a curved flange formed thereon to achieve positioning. An inner brush is disposed beneath the press button and the polish oil storage tube. In use, the outer brush is used to preliminarily clean and wipe the shoe surface, and the press button is pressed to allow penetration of a suitable amount of polish oil into the inner brush which may then polish the shoe surface with an even distribution of the polish oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: Pin-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 5695293
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hand held brush for delivering multiple foamable wash/wax solutions and designed to effectively and aesthetically wax the vehicle which includes a generally hollow elongated shaft having a first end and a second end and a plurality of veins extending thought the shaft, a head connected to the first end of the shaft and having a plurality separate compartments and a plurality of aperture surfaces formed within the head, a first of the compartments communicating with a first of the veins and a first of the aperture surfaces, and a second of the compartments communicating with a second of the veins and a second of the aperture surfaces, and the head further having means connected to the head for aiding application of the foamable wash/wax solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Steven Andrew Chase
  • Patent number: 5483719
    Abstract: A hair brush comprises a brush main body, bristles vertically provided on the upper surface of the brush main body and an immersion member provided on the upper surface of the brush main body and immersed with a liquid substance to be coated to hair. As the immersion member, mentioned are a porous member in a form of a rod, a net formed by non-woven fabric or knitted fabric of porous fiber, or a member in a form of a plate formed by porous rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Ikemoto Brush Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikahide Ikemoto, Yoshiyuki Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 5291905
    Abstract: An applicator consisting of a dispenser in the form of a comb or brush and an active-substance preparation containing at least one hair-softening or hair-setting component in a concentration of from 0.01 to 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the active-substance preparation, and having a viscosity at room temperature of from 0.9 to 12 mPa.s enables hair to be specifically aftertreated with minimal effort and without adversely affecting the hair or scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Peter Busch, Klaus Thiele, Horst Hoeffkes
  • Patent number: 5274874
    Abstract: A device for cleaning and defogging an endoscope. A sponge is impregnated with a composition of water, a glycol and a water soluble wetting agent. The impregnated sponge is packaged in a container designed to facilitate cleaning and defogging of the endoscope. In one embodiment, the impregnated sponge is provided in an open container, and the endoscope is wiped against the impregnated sponge. In another embodiment, the impregnated sponge is provided in a tubular container, into which the endoscope is inserted. In yet another embodiment, the impregnated sponge is provided in a device designed to be attached onto an endoscopic trocar cannula. In yet another embodiment, the impregnated sponge is attached to the surface of a flapper valve in an endoscopic trocar cannula, such that the sponge in contacted by the endoscope when the endoscope is inserted in the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Merocel Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald J. Cercone, Mark K. Adams, Dom L. Gatto, Douglas R. Valentine
  • Patent number: 5154193
    Abstract: An improved device for continuous application of a hair dye to a person's hair, without wetting the scalp, incorporates a hair dye reservoir consisting of a first porous material within a housing and teeth made of a second porous material, inserted into the first porous material and in capillary connection with it. The teeth in the surface area of their free ends are free from open pores, and the main pore direction of both the second porous material of the teeth and the first porous material of the reservoir is essentially parallel in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the teeth. The first porous material of the reservoir extends over several times the penetration depth of the teeth in the penetration direction, and the pore size in the teeth is smaller than in the remainder of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Peter Busch, Klaus Thiele
  • Patent number: 5137388
    Abstract: A liquid applicator according to the present invention includes an inner shaft as a liquid reservoir, an applying member, and a valve, wherein near the front end of the inner shaft there is provided a head portion which is non-circular in cross-section along the direction perpendicular to the axial line. At a position in front of the head portion of the inner shaft in an unknocked state, there is provided a controlling wall through which has been bored a through hole which is so designed that the head portion of the inner shaft can pass through the hole when it advances thereby keeping a position in a certain phase of the circumferential direction, while it cannot pass through that hole when keeping a position in another phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaru Kimura
  • Patent number: 5119838
    Abstract: A liquid painting instrument according to the present invention includes a main shaft oval-shaped in cross-section, a cap of the same configuration and an elastically deformable O-ring. The O-ring is put on the front end outer periphery of the main shaft such that it may be securely fastened to the inner face of the cap by being elastically deformed following both the configurations of the main shaft and the cap. A front end shaft attached to the main shaft incorporates a plurality of paint cores and comb teeth that are mounted along a major axis of the front end shaft and parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nakazima
  • Patent number: 5076298
    Abstract: A dispenser for multicomponent hair-cosmetic products, such as hair-dyeing preparations, includes in one embodiment a tubular element including absorbent material in separate storage compartments for each product component, respectively, and a plurality of tines of absorbent material partially inserted into the storage compartments for transferring the components by capillary action from the storage compartments into the tines, where the components are mixed and immediately thereafter available for transfer from the tines to hair to be dyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Peter Busch, Klaus Thiele
  • Patent number: 5061106
    Abstract: A toothbrush has a head with tuft holes for the reception and retention of bristles therein. The tuft holes contain self-contained structures therein for the slow release of disinfectant or medication over repeated brushings. The release structure can be a capsule, a tablet, or a plurality of different timed-release microcapsules in the bottom of the tuft holes, or a coating of the agent formed on the anchor used to hold the bristles in the tuft holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Steven Kent
  • Patent number: 5060342
    Abstract: A cleaning head adapted for use on hard surfaces comprises a body (10) formed as two back-to-back housings (20) and (30) which are swivellably mounted on a suction tube (40). Housing (20) contains a liquid applicator assembly (21) which comprises a body (22) of porous material with a facing layer of pile fabric (23). A cleaning liquid is delivered through ducts (46) and (48) to the body 22 so as to spread uniformly across the pile fabric (23). A suction slot (29) adjacent to the applicator assembly (21) may be provided to pick up dry dirt. The housing (30) includes a liquid pick-up assembly (31) comprising a slot (32) between a pair of flexible blades (33a,33b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Vax Appliances Limited
    Inventor: Alan J. Brazier
  • Patent number: 5033898
    Abstract: A toothbrush having a self-contained supply of cleaning liquid. Multiple miniature liquid flow openings are formed in the brush holder portion of the toothbrush, such that the cleaning liquid is distributed onto essentially all of the brush clusters. In one form of the invention liquid flow is restricted by porous sponge elements extending across the flow openings. In another form of the invention the multiple flow openings are of pinhole size in order to restrict the liquid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventor: Curtis C. Williams
  • Patent number: 5026195
    Abstract: A fluid application tool having a gap provided between the rear end of an immersion substance temporarily storing applied fluid to be supplied to application material and the edge of a fluid exit of an immersion substance support abutted on the immersion substance by forming convexes on the front edge portion of the immersion substance support surrounding the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaru Kimura
  • Patent number: 5017036
    Abstract: A pocket or purse toothbrush has a reservoir of liquid dentifrice in the handle of the brush. The brush per se has an absorbent pad extending along the back, from a position near the reservoir to adjacent the brush bristles. A valve between the reservoir and the absorbent pad may be opened to saturate the pad with dentifrice, allowing tooth brushing without a supply of water and, if desired, in private even if away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Gerda Vidovic
  • Patent number: 4960340
    Abstract: An implement for applying liquid includes an elastic container for containing liquid, a head cylinder connected to the elastic container, and a liquid applying member in the head cylinder for applying liquid to a surface, the elastic container having in an opening thereof a valve assembly for supplying and blocking liquid from the elastic container to the head cylinder and pressing portions in the sides thereof, the valve assembly being actuated by pressing the pressing portions. The elastic container includes an oval cylindrical portion having an elliptical cross section consisting of short arcuate portions and long arcuate portions, the long arcuate portions having actuators in the form of inward projected recesses at central portions thereof respectively for acting as pressing portions, the valve assembly including a valve rod carrying a slide member having a tapered surface, the slide member being disposed between the two actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha SAKURAKUREPASU
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Tamiya, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 4886389
    Abstract: A pocket or purse toothbrush has a reservoir of liquid dentifrice in the handle of the brush. The brush per se has an absorbent pad extending along the back. A valve between the reservoir and the absorbent pad may be opened to saturate the pad with dentifrice, allowing tooth brushing without a supply of water and, if desired, in private even if away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Gerda Vidovic
  • Patent number: 4875792
    Abstract: A brush device adapted for grooming hair while distributing a substance to the hair or to a fabric while brushing, usually in a heated air environment. The brush body portion has an elongated cavity receiving a removable absorbent structure, which contains a grooming substance to be distributed such as in a vaporizable waxy semi-solid carrier material. The brush has a plurality of spaced transverse openings extending between the elongated cavity outwardly to the surface of the body and through which the vaporizable substance is distributed to the hair. Adjacent rows of bristles are provided firmly attached to the brush lower side in a zig-zag pattern between the spaced openings therein to facilitate lateral movement of hair strands during treatment. The distribution of the vaporizable substance from the brush cavity can be enhanced by heating the brush by using it in combination with a hot air hairdryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Sekine Corporation
    Inventor: Larry J. Canada
  • Patent number: 4856541
    Abstract: A hair cleaning and conditioning pad is provided which comprises a shaped body of a resilient, open-celled, hydrophilic polyurethane foam matrix integrally incorporating an aqueous phase incorporating about 70-90% water, about 1-20% of a water-immiscible organic solvent, about 0.05-1.5% of a hair conditioning agent and a mixture of surfactants comprising a nonionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant and, optionally, an amphoteric surfactant. The pad is preferably affixed to the tines of a styling brush to yield a composite brush which is effective to clean and condition dry hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Creative Products Resource Associates, Ltd.
    Inventors: George W. Kellett, Betty J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4789261
    Abstract: A liquid applicator composed of a stem cylinder body enclosing a liquid supply vessel, a knocking member at the rear end and a brush part at the top of the outer stem.The liquid supply vessel is composed of a pressure-tight container having a specific quantitative valve and containing a pressurized liquid which contains a raw liquid and an ejecting agent.An adapter is interposed betwen an ejecting nozzle of a valve in the liquid supply vessel and the brush part. The liquid is leaked from the brush part by a knocking on the knocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Iwase, Yoshiaki Akaishi, Masaomi Muranishi
  • Patent number: 4688959
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for applying a liquid to treat the nap and backing of a rug or carpet. The applicator having a cylindrical body enclosing a hollow reservoir with teeth extending from inside the reservoir outwardly through the body such that the nap of the rug is penetrated to apply liquid to the backing of the rug. The teeth and, optionally, the cylindrical body are porous, allowing the treating liquid to migrate from the reservoir to the surface to be treated as the apparatus is moved across the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Texas Romec, Inc.
    Inventors: Munson R. Snedeker, Rodney J. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4493576
    Abstract: An oil mop employing oil-saturable wiping assemblies is described. The assemblies are fed from a reservoir made up of non-saturable cords and batting. This reservoir is supplied from a primary storage volume contained in a hollow mop handle through a non-saturable wick connecting the handle with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Inventor: Jay Y. Suhh
  • Patent number: 4407219
    Abstract: A brush, especially useful for conditioning the surface of a moving body such as a fuser roll in an electrostatic copying machine, comprises a fibrous pile containing wicking fibers which project outwardly from a liquid-absorbent sponge-like structure so as to conduct liquid from the sponge-like structure and apply it to the surface of the body. The pile may also contain cleaning fibers in the form of monofilaments which remove particulate matter from the surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: Schlegel Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Dellevoet
  • Patent number: 4319852
    Abstract: A material dispensing brush having a substantially rigid holding chamber and a resiliently, deformable bulb attached to the chamber for the purpose of pressurizing the same. The bulb is positioned proximate to the handle of the brush so that an operator may use his thumb to depress the bulb and thus increase the air pressure within the holding chamber so as to effect an ejectment of treatment material outwardly from the chamber through a plurality of dispensing orifices extending through the bristle retaining portion of the brush. The dispensing orifices have a truncated shaped portion proximate to the holding chamber so as to facilitate the delivery of the treatment material into the orifices during a pressurization of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventors: James L. Bell, Dorothy L. Bell
  • Patent number: 4302122
    Abstract: A rotary brush for applying paint to surfaces comprises a housing, a rotatable hollow cylindrical body which bears on the cylindrical surface a plurality of brush units, motor means, passage means for supplying paint from a supply channel to the bristles of the brush units, and a number of stationary guide rings mounted rigidly in the housing and guidingly surrounding the rotatable cylindrical body. The guide rings are disposed in zones transverse to the axis of the cylindrical body and distributed over the length of the same. Each ring bears a slidable bearing means adapted for bearing, for instance with a loose wheel at its free end, against the surface to be painted, thus relieving pressure of the bristles on the surface to be painted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventor: Liborio A. Moya