Side-by-side Patents (Class 401/35)
  • Patent number: 9377879
    Abstract: A touch pen is configured for use with a mobile terminal. The touch pen includes a pen point having one end pointedly formed or tapered, and a pen grip extended along a longitudinal axis from one end of the pen point. At least a portion of the pen grip has an asymmetrically shaped outer edge circumference defined with reference to a cross sectional area along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Chang, Hongmoon Chun, Hwanseok Choi
  • Patent number: 9061315
    Abstract: A painting tool has a handle with a trough attached to the handle. The trough has walls and a base that defines an interior that holds paint. A sponge assembly with a sponge that paints a surface is attached to the painting tool by a rivet. The sponge is fixed to the sponge assembly by fastener that rotates around the rivet. A wheel rotates in the trough to collect and transfer the paint from the trough to the sponge assembly. A first side and a second side parallel to the first side are attached to the handle and the trough. An arm holding a swipe that cleans the surface is attached to the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Pavel Griglak, Maria Griglakova
  • 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: 20140270888
    Abstract: A two-color ball pointed pen having two pen cartridges with different colors in one case allows a user to easily and rapidly select and use a wanted color. The two-color ball pointed pen includes: two-color pen cartridges(3,3?) joined to one side of a case(1); a highlighter pen(5) joined to the other side of the case(1); and a transparent cap(4) joined to an assembly hole(11) of one side of the case(1) to which the two-color pen cartridges(3,3?) are joined so as to allow a user to see colors of the two-color pen cartridges(3,3?) from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: SunYoung Yeum
  • 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: 8662089
    Abstract: The nail-cleaning tool 1000 has a body part 100 and the body part 100 has an oil reservoir 80 therein. An abrasive member 10 and a nib 20 are protruded from the body part 100. The nib 20 is connected to the oil reservoir 80 so that oil is supplied to the nib 20 from the oil reservoir 80, and the nib 20 and the abrasive member 10 are aligned to be in contact with each other by their faces along the longitudinal direction of the body part 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Beauty Promotions Inc.
    Inventor: Yong Bum Hwang
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130121745
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an implement for applying a product to a surface. Some examples of such an implement include a handle, a rod having a top end and a bottom end, the top end of the rod being coupled to the handle, and an applicator having a proximal end attached to the bottom end of the rod. In some examples, the applicator includes (i) a first portion made of metal, ceramic and/or glass and (ii) a second portion made of another material and having a plurality of structures for applying the product to the surface. The first portion is coupled to the second portion. The first portion may include a plurality of channels and the second portion may include a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HCT PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: HCT Packaging, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130089367
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a system for docking and undocking packages for cosmetics, capable of offering a simplified and efficient fitting and detaching mechanism for the packages. The system comprises a first package and a second package for cosmetics, the first and second packages being respectively comprised by a first and second bottle, the first and second bottles being respectively associated with a first cap and a second cap, the first package for cosmetics being docked to the second package for cosmetics upon a compression movement, and concomitantly, upon the cooperation between a first cap projection and a second cap projection respectively arranged on the first and second caps, the first package for cosmetics being undocked from the second package for cosmetics upon a traction movement substantially contrary to the compression movement, the first cap projection having a geometry which is identical to the second cap projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Natura Cosmeticos S.A.
    Inventor: Anderson Alan Liba
  • Patent number: 8403577
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Patent number: 8371765
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for the deep cleaning of surfaces, which comprises a support for at least two reservoirs arranged side-by-side and provided with deformable walls having uniformly perforated faces essentially facing the direction of the surface to be cleaned. At least one reservoir can contain a granular material for cleaning the surface and at least one reservoir can contain a fluid substance for the flowing of the granular material onto the surface. By means of the pressure exerted by a user on a support of the reservoirs in the direction of the surface to be cleaned, the granular material and the fluid substance flow from the corresponding reservoirs and are mixed together on the surface to be cleaned. A tangential movement of the reservoirs onto the surface conveys a compound of granular material and fluid substance onto the surface with a cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Paolo Zabeo
  • Publication number: 20120275840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-colored pencil comprising a pencil lead embedded in a body made from toner powders of one or more colors, wherein the body is typically cylindrical in shape and made by compressing said toner powders against the lead. The pencil body preferably consists of two or more colors so that the colors are vertically separated. The pencil of the present invention, once sharpened, can be used to write and draw lines like any other pencil, but can also be used to draw colorful pictures using the different colors on the pencil body and the pencil lead. When new, the pencil can draw in different colors even without sharpening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Bihua LIU
  • Patent number: 8104983
    Abstract: A writing instrument, which has an inner and outer writing element with separate writing medium reservoirs. The writing elements are coaxially mounted in an outer barrel and axially moveable with respect to one another. A driving mechanism may be actuated to allow a user to selectively extend one writing element. The inner and outer writing elements may have an inner sleeve therebetween to improve, for instance, rigidity of the outer writing element and to prevent contamination of the writing medium reservoirs. An outer sleeve may also be provided over the outer writing element. The outer sleeve can function to hold various components of the outer writing element together, and to allow for clean and easy refill of the outer writing element, especially when the outer writing element is a nib-type writing element with a filler-type reservoir. The writing instrument is designed so that a user can replace the inner and/or outer writing elements when their respective writing medium have been expended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: Vincent Bedhome, Kenneth R. Cooper, David Anthony Edgerley, Douglas Hungerford, Didier Lange, Robert Edward Matthews, Franck Rolion, Anthony Wlodarczyk
  • Publication number: 20120014736
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an application device. More particularly, the invention relates to an applicator device capable of applying at least two products either simultaneously or independently as per the requirement. The application device of the present invention comprises a cover, a gripping member and at least two applicators wherein the gripping member comprises of at least two receptacles for holding at least two products and the at least two applicators are in fluid communication with the at least two receptacles. The at least two applicators comprise of an applicator element wherein the applicator element may have a suitable shape such as but not limited to a tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Manisha Kohli, Rahul Bose, Smitaa Srivastava
  • Patent number: 8028426
    Abstract: A tool which has an easily identifiable marker for each tire on a vehicle. The tool will trace the path of each tire and allow an investigator to accurately produce a drawing to recreate the path of vehicles involved in accidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Ernest F. Tofani
  • Publication number: 20110236119
    Abstract: The Block Crayons have the perfect shape and size to fit children's little hands. The shape is duplicated on a same piece to create a double point crayon allowing the child to draw with a dual writing crayon. In addition to the double point, the crayons are shaped to fit one into the other. Just like construction block the crayons are stackable. The Block Crayon is a drawing & game activity for children for one year old to four older.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Richer
  • Patent number: 8016830
    Abstract: Devices to grasp a medical element that may include a first member, a second member that fits within the first member, and a locking element. The first and second members may move relative to one another to move the locking element between locked and unlocked positions. In an unlocked position, the device may move along the element. In the locked position, the device may lock to the element and motion is prevented. In one application, the device can be placed in the locked position to maintain a desired amount of tension on the element. Methods of grasping the medical element may include moving the first and second members relative to each other thereby moving the locking element to grasp and release the medical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Veldman, Harold Sparr Taylor
  • Patent number: 8011845
    Abstract: A marking instrument including a body portion having an internal cavity disposed therein with a rotation means disposed within the interior cavity of the body portion. The marking instrument also includes a marking platform having at least one marking element disposed thereon and a cap element having an opening that corresponds to a geometric shape of a mark to be produced or the geometric shape of an answer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Edward Ho
  • 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: 20110020047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chambers having a unit for safely separating a cap, the multi chambers including: a chamber body that separates and receives one or more liquid; a plurality of brush rods that are immersed in each chamber of the chamber body; a cap that selectively takes out any one selected from the plurality of brush rods received in the case body; and a unit for safely separating a cap that is coupled with the lower part of the cap in an idle state and has its lower end screw-connected with the upper side of the case body. The present invention according to the above configuration separates and receives one or more liquid into one chamber, selectively select brush rods immersed in each liquid using the cap coupled with the upper end of the chamber, and safely and smoothly separate and take out the brush rod from the chamber body using the unit for safely separating a cap without the splashing phenomenon, thereby making it possible to improve the feeling of use and the product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tae Jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20100322694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single container for multi-applicator with single or multi-housing chambers, the single container including: a body part in which one or more kinds of liquids are contained in a separated state from each other; a plurality of brush rod parts submergedly disposed in a plurality of housing chambers of the body part; and a cap part detachably coupled to the top end periphery of the body part so as to take out any selected one of the plurality of brush rod parts in the state of being coupled to the plurality of brush rod parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Tae Jin KIM
  • 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: 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: 20090074500
    Abstract: A system for two consumer products, such as cosmetic products, pharmaceutical products, personal hygiene products and adhesive products, among others, is provided. The system provides for convenience in holding, storing and applying stick products and uses two different mechanisms independent of each other to control the two stick products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: LEO CLIFFORD PIRES, ROGER HWANG, ABHISEK BASAK, SANTOSH MOHAPATRA
  • 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: 20080149126
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Aline ABERGEL
  • 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: 20080044217
    Abstract: A writing device that contains dual writing implements, the device being positioned preferably on the index finger of a user. The device comprises a shroud-like member having an opening to receive a user's index finger. A writing implement is mounted to each side of the member. Writing is accomplished by rotating the device to a first position to write with a first implement and rotated to a second position to write with the other implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Jake Russell
  • Patent number: 7255508
    Abstract: A writing system for producing a writing having time-dependent characteristics includes: a pen including: a reservoir containing a fluid; and a writing tip configured to dispense the fluid to a writing surface, wherein the fluid includes a first chemical; and a writing surface including a second chemical chemically reactive with the first chemical, wherein the chemical reaction between the first and second chemicals has a known time dependence, and wherein an extent of chemical reaction between the first chemical and the second chemical is indicative of a time of dispensing of the fluid to the writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew F. Knight
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7237970
    Abstract: A marker pen comprises a tubular housing from one end of which protrudes a first fluid retaining nib replenished by fluid such as an indicator ink present in a first chamber positioned within the housing, and a second fluid retaining nib which also protrudes from the aforesaid end of the housing and is replenished by fluid such as an eradicator fluid present in a second chamber positioned within the housing. The protruding nibs are spaced one from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Terence W. Bolton
  • Patent number: 7217052
    Abstract: The method of oxidative dyeing of individual hair strands includes providing an applicator with a first and second compartment containing an oxidative hair dye composition and an oxidizing agent respectively and respective liquid-permeable inserts. The two compartments are provided with respective product-dispensing openings, which open next to each other into a product-dispensing area. The liquid-permeable inserts protrude somewhat beyond the product-dispensing openings and are made of spongy material, bristles, or a fabric. At least a portion of a hair strand to be dyed is wet with the oxidative hair dye composition and the oxidizing-agent-containing solution from the liquid-permeable inserts so that a reactive hair dyeing mixture is formed on the hair strand. The hair dyeing mixture is worked or massaged into the hair strand by hand. The individual hair strand may be uniformly dyed or dyed in a point-like or spot-like pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Wella AG
    Inventor: Johannes Burghaus
  • Patent number: 7147392
    Abstract: A writing instrument, which has an inner and outer writing element with separate writing medium reservoirs. The writing elements are coaxially mounted in an outer barrel and axially moveable with respect to one another. A driving mechanism may be actuated to allow a user to selectively extend one writing element. The inner and outer writing elements may have an inner sleeve therebetween to improve, for instance, rigidity of the outer writing element and to prevent contamination of the writing medium reservoirs. An outer sleeve may also be provided over the outer writing element. The outer sleeve can function to hold various components of the outer writing element together, and to allow for clean and easy refill of the outer writing element, especially when the outer writing element is a porous nib with a filler-type writing medium reservoir. The writing instrument is designed so that a user can replace the inner and/or outer writing elements when their respective writing medium have been expended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Vincent Bedhome, Kenneth R. Cooper, David Anthony Edgerley, Douglas Hungerford, Didier Lange, Robert Edward Matthews, Franck Rollion, Anthony Wlodarczyk, Ryan Eddington
  • Patent number: 7128485
    Abstract: The applicator (1) for applying an oxidative hair dye to human hair, especially to hair strands, has two compartments or chambers (2,3) for a liquid oxidation dye and an oxidizing agent respectively. Both the oxidation dye and the oxidizing agent are dispensed together at a product-dispensing spot or area of the applicator. The compartments (2,3) are provided with respective product-dispensing openings (5,6), which open next to each other, so that a reactive dyeing mixture is provided only outside of the applicator, especially on human hair. For improve applicability liquid-permeable inserts (7,8) made of spongy material, bristles or fabric, especially felt, are provided in the product-dispensing openings (5,6), preferably protruding from them somewhat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Wella AG
    Inventor: Johannes Burghaus
  • 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: 7008131
    Abstract: A composite holding device, includes a casing for accommodating a plurality of holders for holding media to serve either different or similar purposes, a supporting section for supporting the holders to be movable in an axial direction in the casing, a feed mechanism, provided in the casing, for selectively advancing one of the plurality of holders, and a manipulating mechanism for operating the feed mechanism, to project the tip of one of the plurality of holders out of a fore end opening at the tip of the casing and make usable the tip of one of the plurality of holders. A supported section of each holder supported by the supporting section is rotatably supported in relation to the supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehei Kagevarna, Tadashi Yamamoto, Tadayoshi Ebinuma, Sachio Arai
  • Patent number: 6960039
    Abstract: A drawing tool for creating stripped patterns or multi-colored lines, such as rainbows. The drawing tool includes a set of removable cartridges of varying sizes, nib shapes and colors, each of which is interchangeable with others of its own size or with a set ratio of lager or smaller cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Overbreak, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dayne A. Sieling, Arie I. Aharon, Antonio C. Hu, Joseph Sherman, Charles P. Davis
  • Patent number: 6953296
    Abstract: A multi-tip marker. Multiple tip cartridges are disposed in, and extend from, a housing. The housing contains a pair of orthogonal partitions that divide the housing internally into four chambers. Each tip cartridge includes a casing and a felt wick. The casing fits snugly in an associated chamber and is filled with ink. The felt wick extends in the casing and through the housing to form a tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventor: Ketan D. Vora
  • Patent number: 6877922
    Abstract: A multicolor marker with a plurality of marking nibs that individually receive ink of different colors or shades. The nibs have marking surfaces that are elongated in one direction and can be selectively aligned end-to-end to produce a continuous line whose color changes from one nib to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 6854914
    Abstract: To form an applicator, at least one container having an open bottom and a closed tubular portion is molded and the at least one tubular portion has a corresponding one of a tubular mandril containing an applicator component inserted into it for permitting the application of fluidic material from its tip. The mandril is removed while leaving the applicator component in position within the tubular portion of the applicator container. To utilize the applicator after filling it with its ingredients, the end of the tube is broken free. A plurality of containers are connected one to the other on a base having an open end with elongated tubular members extending from each of the plurality of containers sealed at its end. A dense bristle is used having Nylon bristles with a diameter of 2 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Team Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Keating, Harley H. Mattheis, Helen Marie Melcher, Jerald R. Melcher
  • Publication number: 20040253034
    Abstract: A drawing tool for creating stripped patterns or multi-colored lines, such as rainbows. The drawing tool includes a set of removable cartridges of varying sizes, nib shapes and colors, each of which is interchangeable with others of its own size or with a set ratio of lager or smaller cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Dayne A. Sieling, Arie I. Aharon, Antonio C. Hu, Joseph Sherman, Charles P. Davis
  • Patent number: 6817797
    Abstract: An improved structure of a multi-color pen set essentially comprised of base, penholder, multiple cartridges containing colors different from one another, and upper lid; multiple insertion holes being provided on the base to each receiving and holding in position a pen point; a retainer being provided above the base; multiple sleeves in parallel being provided to the retainer, and a retaining wall being provided on the upper edge of the sleeves in parallel; multiple cartridges being inserted and held in position by the sleeves, then further placed in the penholder to separate from one another by means of the retainer to prevent contacts among the cartridges and to allow easier assembly of the pen set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Chen Chou Liu
  • Publication number: 20040218964
    Abstract: A multicolor marker with a plurality of marking nibs that individually receive ink of different colors or shades. The nibs have marking surfaces that are elongated in one direction and can be selectively aligned end-to-end to produce a continuous line whose color changes from one nib to the next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20040179886
    Abstract: A device for coupling writing utensils includes a first engagement member comprising an exterior wall and an interior wall defining a channel capable of receiving a first writing utensil; and a second engagement member including an exterior wall and an interior wall defining a channel capable of receiving a second writing utensil; wherein a portion of the first engagement member is tangentially connected to the second engagement member. The axis of the first engagement member is offset at a selected angle from the axis of the second engagement member, so as to form a generally X-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Alman Brown
  • Publication number: 20040161282
    Abstract: A marker pen comprises a tubular housing from one end of which protrudes a first fluid retaining nib replenished by fluid such as an indicator ink present in a first chamber positioned within the housing, and a second fluid retaining nib which also protrudes from the aforesaid end of the housing and is replenished by fluid such as an eradicator fluid present in a second chamber positioned within the housing. The protruding nibs are spaced one from the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventor: Terrence W. Bolton
  • Patent number: 6746167
    Abstract: A multicolor marker with a plurality of marking nibs that individually receive ink of different colors or shades. The nibs have marking surfaces that are elongated in one direction and can be selectively aligned end-to-end to produce a continuous line whose color changes from one nib to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 6715950
    Abstract: A marking pen assembly includes two or more colorant supply units and a colorant applicator detachably connected together, so that when the pen assembly is stroked along a work surface plural parallel strips of colorant are simultaneously formed on the work surface. A connecting mechanism between the colorant supply units is designed so that the units can be separated from one another and used as individual marking pens. The marking pen assembly enables the user to obtain a rainbow coloring effect with a stroke of the pen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Allen C. Kim