Including Heat-insulating Handle Patents (Class 401/3)
  • Patent number: 8352139
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a changeover mechanism which is able to change a connection state of an electric motor output shaft to any one of “an IN-Connection State” in which a power transmission path is provided between a transmission input shaft and the electric motor output shaft, “an OUT-Connection State” in which a power transmission path is provided between the transmission output shaft and the electric motor output shaft, and “a neutral state” in which no transmission path therebetween is provided. When a kick-down-condition is satisfied, a changeover operation for changing an electric motor connection state to the OUT-Connection State is firstly performed. Thereafter, a gear position shifting operation for increasing a transmission reduction ratio is performed. After the kick-down-condition satisfied, an E/G side output torque Te and a M/G side output torque Tm is adjusted in such a manner that a sum Ts of Te and Tm continues to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin AI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hatori, Takeshige Miyazaki, Kan Sasaki, Toshio Tanba, Yousuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20120177429
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for fusible products, particularly depilatory wax, having a casing which can be held with one hand and is open at the upper part, delimiting a cavity which, in the form of a receptacle, receives the insertion of a wax-storing container provided with dispensing means. The casing is provided with a plug for its connection to the slots of an electrical socket, the prongs of the plug being permanently connected by low resistivity electrical connection to a heating mechanism essentially powered at the voltage of the mains and arranged in the receptacle facing at least one of the faces of the wax-storing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Luis Martinez De San Vicente Oliveras
  • Patent number: 6390711
    Abstract: An inexpensive writing pen for low viscosity liquid inks and formed with an internal ink reservoir and a capillary system for admitting air into the reservoir. The ink reservoir is formed directly by the walls of the pen body, which form an internal cavity. Transfer of heat from the writer's hand into the region of the ink reservoir is inhibited by providing projection elements and intervening air spaces, which form the effective outer surface of the pen body. Preferably, the material of the pen body extends substantially above the upper limits of the internal ink reservoir, and is provided in those upper areas with similar projections and spaces, facilitating transfer of heat from the pen body into the ambient. The arrangement minimizes variations in the pen characteristics resulting from transfer of heat from the user's hand, which can become relatively more acute as the volume of air within the ink reservoir increases as a result of ink consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Chartpak, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce W. Brunetti
  • Patent number: 6346024
    Abstract: A thermally erasable bath toy for enabling a user to create and erase drawing figures in a wet environment. The bath toy includes a drawing desk with a drawing surface that incorporates thermochromic material. A user can draw on the drawing surface by inducing the thermochromic material to enter its active temperature range, and the user can erase the drawing surface by inducing the thermochromic material to leave its active temperature range. The drawing desk can be caused to float atop a volume of water by incorporating or being formed of buoyant material or by housing an open inner volume. The color change in the thermochromic material can be induced by a temperature-operated drawing implement with a temperature applicator of heat transmissible material. The temperature applicator can include an elongate shaft that will act as a skeleton for a volume of insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Robert W. Engel
  • Patent number: 6053649
    Abstract: A system for heating and applying a depilatory wax to skin for the removal of unwanted hair includes an electric wax warmer, and a wax applicator able to store and carry a supply of warm liquid wax from the warmer to an area of the body. A compressible handle on the applicator allows the liquid wax to be forced out of the applicator and spread onto the skin in a very thin layer. The applicator is automatically refilled when placed back into the wax warmer and the compressible handle is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventor: Christian Ronai
  • Patent number: 5556468
    Abstract: An applicator for a meltable product comprising: a case, a reservoir for holding a quantity of the product, the reservoir having an outlet opening and being made at least in part of a thermally conductive material, heating means in thermal communication with the reservoir, and an applicator roller disposed in the outlet opening, wherein the applicator roller comprises a core composed at least partly of thermally conductive material and a layer of plastic material surrounding the core. An applicator in combination with an extraction gripper for gripping the roller, the gripper comprising two arms which extend substantially parallel to one another, each arm having a projecting finger positioned such that the projecting finger on one of the arms faces the projecting finger on the other one of the arms, the projecting fingers being located and configured to cooperate with the engagement elements of the roller in order to grip the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Legrain, Daniel Combe
  • Patent number: 4209877
    Abstract: The combination with a cast iron cooking utensil of the type having an integral handle extending radially therefrom, of a two-part insulating housing enclosing the handle to achieve lower temperatures for manual handling. The hollow housing, with inner walls spaced from the handle, is made of low heat-transferring material. The handle is secured in place in the housing by a pair of locking plates, at the inboard end of the housing, with paired jaws gripping the handle, and by a medial key with a necked center engaged in the slot in the handle, which slot is elongated longitudinally of the handle. The locking plates extend between upper and lower housing parts and countersunk bolts tense the jaws on the handle. A plate in the outboard portion of the housing holds the parts apart, which are secured to the plate by countersunk fasteners. A baffle, depending from the inboard end of the housing, directs heat away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Inventor: Julius R. Colasent