Plural Exposed Tools Each With Individual Supply Patents (Class 401/34)
  • Patent number: 9676225
    Abstract: A magnetized writing and amusement device. The device having a first end and a second end. Each of the ends having a magnet embedded with the interior. The magnetics allowing for the coupling of multiple devices together. The first end functions as a cap for the device and conceals a writing implement located within the internal structure of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Jose John Quiroz-Ziebart
  • Patent number: 9301591
    Abstract: A dual end liquid applicator including a reservoir handle having a first opening defined at a first end, a second opening defined at a second end opposing the first end, a first head member, and a second head member is provided. The reservoir handle defines an internal cavity for storing a dispensing liquid. The first head member is operably connected at the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle. The second head member is operably connected at the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle. The first head member and the second head member, when rolled over a contact surface, transfer and dispense the dispensing liquid from the internal cavity of the reservoir handle through the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle and the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle respectively, to the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Sheherazade Sohrabpour King
  • Publication number: 20150098745
    Abstract: Aqueous hard surface cleaner compositions useful for removing permanent ink are disclosed. The compositions comprise 75 to 99 wt. % of water; 0.1 to 5 wt. % of a monoterpene; 0.1 to 5 wt. % of a C10-C17 fatty acid derivative; and 0.1 to 5 wt. % of one or more surfactants. The fatty acid derivative is selected from N,N-dialkyl amides, N,N-dialkyl esteramines, and N,N-dialkyl amidoamines. Preferably, a base such as sodium carbonate or monoethanolamine is also included. The invention includes concentrates comprising the non-aqueous components recited above, as well as other applications for the cleaners and concentrates such as graffiti removers and permanent ink erasers. The combination of a monoterpene and certain fatty acid derivatives, especially fatty N,N-dialkyl amides, unexpectedly enables even dilute aqueous compositions to rapidly decolorize black permanent marker from hard, non-porous surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Brown, Wilma Gorman, Ronald A. Masters
  • Publication number: 20140332024
    Abstract: A multi-chamber container includes at least two separate chambers containing different sun screen products for different use. The product made for use on the lips has a dispenser appropriate for application to the lips, while the product made for use on the body has a dispenser appropriate for that use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley J. Finney
  • Patent number: 8858109
    Abstract: Cosmetics applicators are disclosed. An example cosmetics applicator includes a plurality of application bodies with front end portions, the front end portions protruding from a container and being capable of applying cosmetic materials, the plurality of application bodies extending in an axial direction, and where the plurality of application bodies are arranged in line, connected integrally by a melt-bonding portion, and collectively inserted with the melt-bonding portion into a cotton core within the container, the cotton core impregnated with the cosmetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Chongqing Jiatong University
    Inventor: Saori Kudo
  • Publication number: 20140234006
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to modular painting devices for painting and/or printing a surface. In some examples, the modular painting devices include a paint cartridge and a handle attached to a roller assembly. The roller assembly includes a housing and one or more rollers rotatably attached to the housing. The one or more rollers are configured to receive paint from the paint cartridge and transfer paint to the surface. In some further examples, the one or more rollers includes an inner roller and an outer roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Nicolulis
  • Publication number: 20140166033
    Abstract: A dual cosmetic dispenser has a hollow body with two axially aligned distinct chambers separated by a dividing member. An end cap is provided for sealingly closing opposite open ends of the chambers. Each of the end caps carries an applicator for dispensing the cosmetic substance from the chambers. The user can load the dispenser chamber with any desired cosmetic substance, be it a perfume, mascara, lip gloss, etc. The dispenser body can have a variety of aesthetically pleasing configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Charisma A. Declouet
  • Patent number: 8690464
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Amara Rahman Durham
  • Patent number: 8668398
    Abstract: This invention disclosed hair coloration applicator designed with a holder with two ends, at least one opening provided on each of said ends corresponding with the opening on the other end, at least one pair of coloration bars being fixed at said corresponding openings on said two ends, in which said coloration bars are made of coloring compound with a color in a specific hair color family and can be blended together to make a variety of hair color shades. The Invention allows a person to blend the right color within their hair color range since it has colors that blend together to create a variety of shades within a specific color scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrea Rosengard
  • Publication number: 20130344254
    Abstract: A dual end liquid applicator including a reservoir handle having a first opening defined at a first end, a second opening defined at a second end opposing the first end, a first head member, and a second head member is provided. The reservoir handle defines an internal cavity for storing a dispensing liquid. The first head member is operably connected at the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle. The second head member is operably connected at the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle. The first head member and the second head member, when rolled over a contact surface, transfer and dispense the dispensing liquid from the internal cavity of the reservoir handle through the first opening at the first end of the reservoir handle and the second opening at the second end of the reservoir handle respectively, to the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sheherazade Sohrabpour King
  • Patent number: 8545120
    Abstract: A dual cosmetic container is disclosed. The container has a sleeve that has a first end and a second end, each of the ends are adapted to receive a receptacle for containing a cosmetic product. The cosmetic product in the first receptacle is different from the cosmetic product in the second receptacle. At least one of the receptacles has an applicator in the form of a rollerball for dispensing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Diane C. Breidenbach, Laurence W. Mille
  • Patent number: 8534945
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus providing a user with the ability to perform two cleaning functions with the same apparatus is disclosed. According to one aspect of the present disclosure the cleaning apparatus includes an elongated body portion having first and second ends, a first tip integral with the first operative end, the first tip including a first solution for performing a first cleaning function on the electronic equipment, and a second tip integral with the second operative end, the second tip including a second solution to the second operative end for performing a second cleaning function on the electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Audrey Muhr-Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8523469
    Abstract: A packaging and application device includes a first container which can contain a first product, with the first container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the first product to be dispensed through a first dispensing orifice. The device further includes a second container which can contain a second product, with the second container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the second product to be dispensed through a second dispensing orifice. According to an example, a coupling arrangement is mounted on the containers and joins the first and second containers together. The first and second dispensing orifices emerge separately at the level of a first application surface and a second application surface respectively, and the first and second containers are configured so as to be able to be actuated independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 8523470
    Abstract: A lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner are arranged in a single bullet-shaped body. The lip gloss forms a core of the body and the lipstick forms a sheath that coaxially envelopes the lip gloss core. The body has an upper lip liner part that extends along a first side, and a lower lip liner part that extends along the a second side of the body opposite the first side. The cross-section of the body is a pendant shape. An upper half of the pendant shape is wedge-shaped and defines an apex. A lower half of the pendant shape is semi-circular shaped and defines a rounded portion. The upper lip liner part is positioned in the apex and the lower lip liner part is positioned in a center of the rounded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Arlette Palo, John R. Castro, Charles P. Neuner
  • Publication number: 20130216293
    Abstract: This invention relates to extend the benefits of using hypochlorite compounds such as sodium hypochlorite to clean and disinfect articles while reducing or eliminating the side effects of treating an article with a strong oxidant material. The invention relates to a single step process involving mixing of precursor compositions of a suitable hypohalite or hypohalous acid with a solution of a reducing agent. Optionally a boiler may be present in either or both precursor compositions, such that at time of use such active hypohalous acid concentration, in the resulting aqueous mixture remains at a sufficient activity level to effect one or more desired benefits against a target substrate for a desired period of time. The oxidant is substantially consumed by reaction with the reducing agent after the time needed for achieving the desired benefit has passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: The Clorox Company
  • Patent number: 8506194
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device is provided with a container having first and second spaces for storing two different lotions respectively; a first transmission assembly in the first space; a first dispensing assembly in ratchet engagement with opening of the first space; a second transmission assembly in the second space; and a second dispensing assembly in ratchet engagement with opening of the second space. An individual is allowed to use either an application head in the first dispensing assembly or an application head in the second dispensing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8444334
    Abstract: A container with a roto-translatory motion of a stick holder (1) provided with a pair of opposed sticks (3, 3?) in comparison with the support surface plane (4) and upper (5) and lower (5?) pins, that axially slide inside an intermediate body (7), provided with vertical grooves (11, 11?) inside its central wall (10) and slits (8, 8?) and (9, 9?) on its upper (7?) and lower (7?) portions rotating in the inside of a pair of outer bodies (13, 13?). The pins (5, 5?) slide inside annular grooves (14, 14?), helicoidal groove (16, 16?) and (17, 17?) made in the inner wall of these outer bodies (13, 13?), such that the pair of sticks (3, 3?) can be controlled to come out from both ends, upper (7?) and lower (7?) portions of the intermediate body, when the ends are apart from the respective caps/bases (22, 22?) of covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Ennio Cardia
  • Patent number: 8444335
    Abstract: A multi-color pen includes a multi-segmented pen body including a longitudinally extending cylindrical hollow tube having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of cylindrical sub-assemblies each of which includes a supply of writing material and a writing point connected to one of the supplies of writing materials. An eraser is disposed at an end of a hollow tube and is shown with a removable cover. The cover may include a compass or a digital thermometer in place of the digital clock. In addition, a rotatable pocket clip extends from the top of the cover and includes a ruler having a straight edge and graduations of length as well as a knife blade or letter opener that is rotatably separable with respect to the ruler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Husain S. A. Faridoon
  • Patent number: 8403578
    Abstract: A portable dishwashing apparatus is easily transportable, requires a minimal amount of water, and allows for quick and easy cleansing of dishes and utensils. A base unit in communication with a water source encases both a water heater unit and a soap mixture tank. In one embodiment, the water source is a portable water holding tank. A hand unit in connection with the base unit includes a handle having a rinse extension bar and a cleaning head extension bar extending outwardly. A soap mixture exits the distal end of the cleaning head extension bar onto a cleaning head, which is used to scrub dishes. A trigger located on the hand unit controls the flow of water from the distal end of the rinse extension bar and the distal end of the cleaning head extension bar. A portable sink unit supports the base unit and water holding tank, and further includes a drain for transporting excess soap and water run-off to a used water holding tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: David Burhans
  • Publication number: 20120298128
    Abstract: A two-step mascara product that includes a first mascara composition and a second mascara composition. The first mascara composition includes a film-forming polymer dispersed in a first carrier, and the second mascara composition includes a film-former selected from the group consisting of tall oil glycerides, pentaerythrityl rosinate, glyceryl rosinate, hydrogenated versions of these and mixtures thereof. The two-step mascara product also includes a package for storing and dispensing each of the first and second mascara compositions. The package includes a first container configured to store and dispense the first mascara composition and a second container configured to store and dispense the second composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Clare Hodgetts, Angela Michele Fabula, Thomas Elliott Rabe
  • Publication number: 20120266910
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a container with a base for housing matchstick applicators having a cover to fold over the base. In some embodiments, a closure may be attached to the cover and to the base to secure the cover to the base. Furthermore, each matchstick applicator includes a top portion that retains a product and a bottom portion that attaches to a holder. The cover is selectively pivotable relative to the base between an open position in which the plurality of applicators is accessible, from which an applicator is severably removable from the comb-like arrangement and a closed position in which the cover being protective of the plurality of applicators. The applicators are used to apply products such as a lipstick, a lip liner, a fragrance, an eye shadow, an eye liner, a mascara, a brow pencil, a brow gel, a concealer, or a blush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher John Tarling, Jacqueline Paterno
  • Publication number: 20120234336
    Abstract: Human lip exfoliation is provided using a device to apply flowable exfoliant material to the user's lips, and then effecting powered vibration of a tip of the same device to gently exfoliate the user's lips. The device can include an exfoliator unit and a lip gloss unit, with a magnetic coupling between the units to hold them together until positively separated, yet movement of the lip gloss unit will not result in discharge of exfoliant. The exfoliator unit has a silicone applicator tip with a number of integral silicone bristles for contact with a user's lips. The tip is connected by a passage to a chamber containing exfoliant, and a check valve can be provided between the passage and chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Ken Paquet, Jianming Dai
  • Publication number: 20120207530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cleaning apparatus providing a user with the ability to perform two cleaning functions with the same apparatus. According to one aspect of the present disclosure the cleaning apparatus includes an elongated body portion having first and second ends, a first tip integral with the first operative end, the first tip including a first solution for performing a first cleaning function, and a second tip integral with the second operative end, the second tip including a second solution to the second operative end for performing a second cleaning function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: AUDREY MUHR-SWEENEY
  • Publication number: 20120087888
    Abstract: The present invention achieves bio-mechanical stimulation of collagen synthesis in skin cells and reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin by applying a polymeric composition onto the skin in a manner so as to create surface tension that mimics the natural mechanical tension found in youthful skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Nadine A. Pernodet, Donald F. Collins, Jean Harry Xavier, Phillip Cummins, Christina G. Fthenakis, William Robert Bickford, Lenny Slutsky
  • Publication number: 20110206442
    Abstract: A marker carrier device has carrier elements for carrying respective markers, the device being re-configurable between a compact configuration and a selection configuration in which the markers are accessibly presented for selection. Carrier devices loaded with markers are received at a receiving station of a marking unit. The markers are selected from the carrier individually whilst in the marking unit and marked by a marking device with a predetermined indicium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: HELLERMANNTYTON LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Blanks
  • Patent number: 7997820
    Abstract: An immersion-type multi-applicator system, comprising a single container and a single handle. The container has two or more adjacent openings and each opening is capable of receiving its own applicator. Also provided is a selection mechanism that articulates the handle with exactly one applicator. The selection mechanism may be a rotary cam system, a rotary magnetic selector system, a sliding cam system, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Jonathan T. Thayer, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20110103872
    Abstract: The multiple container for nail cosmetics includes at least two cosmetic containers to receive nail cosmetic liquids, and the at least two cosmetic containers are detachably installed at both sides of the multiple container via a connection member, respectively. The at least two cosmetic containers include a first container and a second container. The lower portion of the first container is installed at the upper portion of the connection member, and the upper portion of the second container is installed at the lower portion of the connection member. Thereby, the multiple container for nail cosmetics is easy to carry, and is capable of containing several kinds of cosmetics in one product. Further, when one cosmetic container is desired to be used, the cosmetic container is separated from the connection member and thus is light and conveniently used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Kee Won CHOI
  • Patent number: 7850379
    Abstract: A two-nib crayon includes two crayon halves of different colors, each crayon half including a flat end and a nib end. The flat ends are fused together to form an integrated one-piece structure such that the respective nib ends are disposed in opposing relation. The two-nib crayon makes learning exercises using a color activity more fun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: No Tears Learning Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Knapton, Janice Z. Olsen
  • Patent number: 7845872
    Abstract: A crayon with a plurality of longitudinally extending color zones. The crayon has generally planar exterior side surfaces on the tip and shank forming vertices therebetween. A color zone bridges a vertex providing the same color of marking material on opposite sides of a respective vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Family Hospitality LLC
    Inventor: Admir James Mesalic
  • Patent number: 7726896
    Abstract: An apparatus for enabling a liquid or dye to be conveyed from a nib of a source of liquid or dye to a fluid absorbent nib of a marker pen. The apparatus includes a tubular docking member having the source and the nib of the source at a first end and an open portion at a second end configured to receive and engage an end of the marker pen including the nib of the marker pen, the length of the docking member being such as to enable the nib of the marker pen selectively to be placed in contact with the nib of the source to cause liquid or dye to pass between the nib of the source and the nib of the marker pen. The liquid may comprise a translucent liquid such as water and the dye may comprise an indicator such as a water-based ink containing colored dyes, dispersed pigments or other coloring media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Terence William Bolton
  • Patent number: 7611300
    Abstract: A double-head writing instrument has a barrel having a partition formed inside thereof, first and second ink-tanks provided inside the barrel so as not to communicate each other, first and second ink-retaining members connected with first and second nibs provided on an opening of the first and second ink-tanks, respectively, first and second ink reserved inside first and second ink-reservoirs, respectively. The partition is extended in an axial direction so as that the first and second ink-reservoirs overlap each other in a radial direction, and thickness C of the partition and thickness D of a side wall of the barrel connected with the partition satisfy a relation of 0.2?C/D?2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Oike
  • Patent number: 7607848
    Abstract: A modular marker kit for delivering pigment onto a receiving surface includes a first modular marker and a second modular marker, each module marker including a tubular housing having a housing proximal end and a housing distal end, a quantity of pigment material contained within the housing, and first and second arm sets of interconnection arms connected to and protruding laterally from the housing in opposing directions for engaging an adjacent such marker, the arms forming each arm set being staggered in that they are spaced apart from each other along the length of the housing from which they protrude, each arm set including an upper arm and a lower arm; so that spaced apart upper and lower arm pairs interconnect the first and second markers, preventing the first and second markers from pivoting relative to each other when interconnected, and so that the upper arm of one arm set on the first marker combines with the upper arm of an adjacent arm set of the second marker, and so that each arm set contribute
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventors: Cynthia G. Ahmed, Kazi M. Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20090257811
    Abstract: Provided is a writing instrument comprising an elongated barrel. A plurality of marking nibs are disposed at one end of the barrel. An ink-impermeable nib barrier separates each of the nibs. The barrel may be an elongated regular polygon shaped barrel, with each of the nibs being aligned with a corner of the barrel. The nibs may have a curved contour that produces a mark of greater thickness as the writing instrument is angled further away from a perpendicular orientation with a marking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Bruce Brachman
  • Publication number: 20090245917
    Abstract: This invention disclosed hair coloration applicator designed with a holder with two ends, at least one opening provided on each of said ends corresponding with the opening on the other end, at least one pair of coloration bars being fixed at said corresponding openings on said two ends, in which said coloration bars are made of coloring compound with a color in a specific hair color family and can be blended together to make a variety of hair color shades. The Invention allows a person to blend the right color within their hair color range since it has colors that blend together to create a variety of shades within a specific color scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Andrea ROSENGARD
  • Publication number: 20090154982
    Abstract: A multicolor writing and painting instrument may include a plurality of hard, wear-resistant nibs at an end of the tubular housing. Each nib may have a tip. The nibs may be bundled together such that the tips of the nibs lie in substantially the same plane and approximately on the circumference of a common circle. The instrument may include an ink reservoir for each of the nibs within the tubular housing. Each ink reservoir may be configured to hold a colored ink. The instrument may include a single, hard, wear-resistant nib at an end of the tubular housing. The nib may have a writing surface. A plurality of tubes may each lead to the writing surface of the nib. The tubes may form a plurality of openings on the writing surface. The openings may be arranged in clusters of one or more openings. Each cluster of openings may lie approximately along a circumference of a common circle. There may be a separate ink reservoir within the tubular housing for each cluster of openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Publication number: 20090154983
    Abstract: A multicolor writing and painting instrument for writing and painting on a writing surface may include an ink-receiving surface which may be configured to receive a flow of one of a plurality of different colored inks. The instrument may include a nib configured to deliver the flow of ink received by the ink-receiving surface to the writing surface. The instrument may include a separate ink reservoir configured to hold each of the different colored inks. The instrument may include a fluid delivery system configured to controllably channel ink from any one of the ink reservoirs to the ink-receiving surface. The instrument may include a color selection control configured to enable a user to select one of the colored inks and to cause the fluid delivery system to deliver the selected colored ink from the reservoir which is holding this ink to the ink-receiving surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Patent number: 7540680
    Abstract: A brush system including a brush body, bristles attached to the brush body, and a sponge attached to another part of the brush body. The brush system is arranged to dispense at least two of a topical numbing agent, an antiseptic, and a washing solution. The topical numbing agent is adhered to a surface of the sponge to facilitate applying the topical numbing agent if the surface of the sponge is rubbed onto another surface. The brush body may be arranged to dispense the washing solution in proximity to the bristles if a scrubbing force is applied to the bristles. A bladder may be positioned below the bristles and may be arranged to contain the washing solution. The bristles may contain a channel generally deposed within the bristles. The channels may act as a via between the solution contained within the bladder and an outside surface of the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventors: Joshua Bradley Feldman, Harriet Feldman, Howard Sutkin
  • Patent number: 7494294
    Abstract: A pen with dual extension/retraction cartridges includes two pen tubes where each of a first pen tube and a second pen tube has a pen tip portion and a pen end portion and a writing insertion plate disposed inside the pen tube near the pen tip portion; and a guiding tube disposed at the pen end portion of the first pen tube having an elastic plate disposed at one side and a positioning fastener disposed at one side of the elastic plate and two positioning rings disposed at the peripheral of the guiding tube, and a guiding slot disposed at the pen end portion of the second pen tube where the guiding slot is provided with a positioning hole passing through one side and a fastener disposed around the peripheral of the guiding slot so that the first pen tube and the second pen tube are combined with the guiding tube and guiding slot respectively; and at least two cartridges inserted onto the writing insertion plates of the first pen tube and the second pen tube respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Chun-Lia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20090016798
    Abstract: A writing instrument is made of different colors. That difference includes the writing core as well is the outer sleeve. The writing core having different colors is produced by extrusion of the core. The extrusion can create different layers, different stripes or just blobs of different colors. The writing core could also present a logo by way of extrusion or molding. The writing core will produce different color stripes on paper. The outer sleeve surrounding the core can also be co-extruding and also in different colors. The outer sleeve would have to be somewhat harder than the core but both could be subjected to a pencil sharpener. The writing core could also be encased in wood or plastic whereby the casing in wood or plastic would have to be manufactured in two halves to encase the extruded writing core. The wood or plastic material could be surrounded by a sheet having colors thereon. The extruded outer sleeve could also contain a retractable ball point pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Dunn-Rankin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080304896
    Abstract: Crayons are formed of a unitary material with interior distances between surfaces to prevent insertion through the maximum mandibular opening of a child five years of age or younger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Kirk C. Chamberlin
  • Publication number: 20080273912
    Abstract: A two-nib crayon includes two crayon halves of different colors, each crayon half including a flat end and a nib end. The flat ends are fused together to form an integrated one-piece structure such that the respective nib ends are disposed in opposing relation. The two-nib crayon makes learning exercises using a color activity more fun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Emily Knapton, Janice Z. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20080159803
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a central body and writing tips made of pastel material, the writing instrument being characterized in that it has at least three protuberant tips, each of which is formed of a pastel material of a color different from the colors of two of the other of the protuberant tips, the protuberant tips extending along different axes, each from a base integral with or secured to the central body to a vertex forming a writing tip for writing in the corresponding color, the protuberant tips being formed integrally with the central body, and the pastel materials being of the same chemical nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Jeanne-Antide Bouveresse
  • Publication number: 20080145134
    Abstract: A double-head writing instrument has a barrel having a partition formed inside thereof, first and second ink-tanks provided inside the barrel so as not to communicate each other, first and second ink-retaining members connected with first and second nibs provided on an opening of the first and second ink-tanks, respectively, first and second ink reserved inside first and second ink-reservoirs, respectively. The partition is extended in an axial direction so as that the first and second ink-reservoirs overlap each other in a radial direction, and thickness C of the partition and thickness D of a side wall of the barrel connected with the partition satisfy a relation of 0.2?C/D?2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Shigeru Oike
  • Patent number: 7374356
    Abstract: A double-head writing instrument has a barrel having a partition formed inside thereof, first and second ink-tanks provided inside the barrel so as not to communicate each other, first and second ink-retaining members connected with first and second nibs provided on an opening of the first and second ink-tanks, respectively, first and second ink reserved inside first and second ink-reservoirs, respectively. The partition is extended in an axial direction so as that the first and second ink-reservoirs overlap each other in a radial direction, and thickness C of the partition and thickness D of a side wall of the barrel connected with the partition satisfy a relation of 0.2?C/D?2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Oike
  • Patent number: 7367736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-duty applicator for solid and liquid mediums, comprising a columned bearer and an outer tube combined to contain solid medium, and extending from a double-stage columned base. At the other end of said base is fixed a soft tube containing liquid medium. Said outer tube covers the outside of the bearer, with inner threads on the inner wall therein, which matches with outer threads of the bearer. The bottom end of the outer tube is fixed outside a smaller columned flange of the base through fastening slots, and a limiting mechanism is positioned between the bottom of the bearer and the base to limit the turning of the bearer. The invention adds a liquid medium applicator to the conventional solid medium applicator structure, and combines both applicator structures together, thereby making it easy to carry and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: MTL Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing Fai Chan
  • Patent number: 7357587
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser first contains, then dispenses a cleaning solution, and finally might be used to scrubs or cleans a dirty surface. The dispenser has a hollow handle that serves as a reservoir for the cleaning solution and at each end of the handle a cleaning implement; specifically a scrubber and a sponge. When a user presses the selected implement against a cleaning surface, a valve is opened, allowing the cleaning solution to flow. The user might then scrub a dirty surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Eduardo Felipe D'Angelo
  • Publication number: 20080056802
    Abstract: An artist's painting brush and method for using same wherein one or more chambers are located in the handle of the brush for the containment of one or more colors of paint having fluid viscosity. The handle is hollow and has a cap on one end for the addition of paint and securing of same therein. Inside the hollow handle is a barrier that separates the paint from the second end of the handle. The second end of the handle contains an absorbent means that absorbs the paint prior to application. On the outside of the handle are activation means to correspond to each reservoir that allows the barrier between the reservoir and the sponge to be breached. The sponge then absorbs the paint and pre-mixes any combination thereof. Upon depression of the second end of the handle wherein there exists a plurality of bristles for the application of the paint, the pre-mixed color or single color paint absorbed in the absorbent means is transferred to the canvas or other artist's media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Sossy Baghdoian
  • Publication number: 20080025784
    Abstract: A compressible holder for positioning any combination of a plurality of writing utensils in differing orientations. The writing utensils present multi-color, multi-implement usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Kristopher Joseph Mueller
  • Patent number: 7237971
    Abstract: A marker pen has a housing at one end of which protrudes a plurality of fluid retaining nibs each shaped to define along an upper surface a ridge. The nibs are positioned side-by-side with adjoining ends of neighbouring ridgees in contact or in close proximity to define together a continuous (or substantially continuous) ridge. A coating of an impermeable material is applied to one or more of the nibs, or alternatively, one or more outer sheaths of impermeable material may be applied to one or more of the nibs to prevent or inhibit migration of dye from adjoining nibs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Jakks Pacific, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew John Obsorne