Including Means For Supplying Material Alternatively To Each Of Plural Tools Patents (Class 401/36)
  • 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: 20040101346
    Abstract: The applicator assembly comprises a flexible reservoir, to which are joined a pair of applicators. The latter includes a first and second applicators. The first applicator has its longitudinal axis of symmetry perpendicularly disposed relative to the flexible reservoir, respectively to its longitudinal axis, while the second applicator is coaxial with the flexible reservoir. The first and second applicators are located at opposite ends of the flexible reservoir. An arm connects the first applicator to the flexible reservoir so, as stated before, the longitudinal axis of symmetry of the first applicator is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the flexible reservoir. A pair of protective covers including a first and second protective covers is intended to slip over the pair of applicators, respectively the first and second applicators. A valve is incorporated into the flexible reservoir, so as to resist passage of a fluid contained in the latter, while letting the atmospheric air to infiltrate therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory A. Coombs
  • Patent number: 6712537
    Abstract: A solvent container with dual purpose dispenser that includes a container body, a pencil head holder, a brush rod and a top cover combined together. The brush rod has a hollow brush rod head, which has an outer circumferential edge formed with a projecting rim. The pencil head holder has a hollow cavity with an engage groove for receiving the projecting rim of the hollow brush rod head, thus, the brush rod and the pencil head holder are engaged with each other directly. The pencil head holder has an upper solvent outlet tube. The pencil head holder and solvent outlet tube thereby preventing the solvent outlet tube from moving biasly to ensure safety during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Chih-Min Hung
  • Patent number: 6302607
    Abstract: An applicator system for use in delivering a flowable composition comprising: (a) a container in which the flowable composition is to be contained; and (b) at least three applicators of different type, including a line applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a single outlet, a surface applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a plurality of outlets onto a surface, and a brush/comb-like applicator in which the flowable composition is delivered through a plurality of outlets and dispersed by a plurality of elongate parting members; characterized in that (c) at least two of the plurality of outlets in the brush/comb-like applicator are formed in respective ones of the elongate parting members. Also, an applicator system, for the same use, comprising (a) and (b); characterized in that (d) the surface applicator is of foam or sponge material having a resiliently compressible porous structure from which the flowable composition is to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Burrowes, Lesley Allen
  • Patent number: 6126349
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a fluid. The device includes a container with a base, a plurality of side walls connecting thereto and an upper wall. The container has two closable outlet openings arranged on oppositely located sides. An applicator is placeable in one of the openings, while the other opening has a protruding needle-like dispensing member. The base of the container is situated between the outlets. In this dispensing device, when the needle-like dispensing member is placed on a surface, the outlet with the applicator is situated above the level of the fluid present in the container, whereby leakage out of this outlet opening is impossible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Johannes Hubertus Jozef Maria Kelders
  • Patent number: 6059474
    Abstract: A nail enamel applicator includes a resilient tube with an open end for receiving nail enamel, a hollow adaptor, a hollow pen head and a brush member. The adaptor has opposed first and second ends. The first end of the adaptor is connected detachably to the open end of the resilient tube. The pen head is received in the adaptor and has an open first end and a second end with a hollow tip portion that extends outwardly through the second end of the adaptor. The brush member has a rod with first and second end portions. The first end portion of the rod extends into the resilient tube and has bristles connected thereto. The second end of the rod is connected to the first end of the adaptor and is inserted into the first end of the pen head. The second end of the rod has at least one passage formed therein in order to communicate fluidly the resilient tube and the pen head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Yu-Tsen Huang
  • Patent number: 5913630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing cap for a liquid container provided with an applicator fixed thereto and for insertion into an opening of the liquid container. The dispensing cap has a closable outlet opening in its outer end located opposite the applicator. The opening is connected along a channel running through the dispensing cap to a feed aperture arranged in the vicinity of the applicator. A closing member co-acts with the feed aperture. The invention likewise relates to a liquid container provided with a dispensing cap of the above described type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventors: Johannes Hubertus Jozef Maria Kelders, Markus Franciskus Brouwer
  • Patent number: 5702194
    Abstract: Water flow through the main body and a cover of a cleaner is regulated by a flow guide having an L-shaped flow groove which permits water flow through the cleaner to be selectively terminated or directed through either a straight outlet for direct contact with an object to be cleaned or through a spray outlet of the main body for flow down and around an invertible cleaning block through an annular space formed in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: Shih Hsiung Hsu
  • Patent number: 5651627
    Abstract: A holder for an auxiliary nib is disclosed which is intended to be fitted on the body of a main marker pen when a finer line is to be drawn. The auxiliary nib holder has as its outer end a cavity in which fits a length of ink-permeable material in ink-transfer contact or relationship with a projecting fine nib. Also seated with the cavity is an axially-movable preferably globular wick which is prevented from falling out of the inner end of the cavity, e.g. by means of an end rib. The globular wick is of controlled and known permeability, so that ink is able to flow at a known and acceptable rate to the fine nib when the auxiliary nib holder is in position in the marker pen and the globular wick is engaged by the marker nib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Edward Dowzall, David Wellings Pointon, Vazgen John Houssian
  • Patent number: 5626431
    Abstract: A felt-tip pen (1) for writing on posters or the like is inserted into an ink pot for refilling and keeping. In order to prevent the outer sides of the felt-tip pen from becoming soiled with ink, the felt-tip pen has an axial groove (12) parallel to the felt-tip (10) entered by a collar (22) that surrounds the opening (21) of the ink pot (20) when the felt-tip pen is inserted through the opening. This groove is designed in an intermediate piece (5) that bears the felt-tip and that is in turn inserted onto the cup-shaped end (3) of the handle with a second groove (11 ) of the same size as the first but oriented in the opposite direction. The felt-tip may thus be inserted on both sides onto the handle (2) and into the ink pot and at the same time it is well sealed in the ink pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Hetzer, Michael Schwarz
  • Patent number: 5094556
    Abstract: An apparatus wherein an elongate cylindrical housing mounts a first and second cylindrical cap respectively at opposed terminal ends of the housing. The housing includes as matrix of wire brushes orthogonally mounted to each end of the housing, with a first end including a projection for positioning within a side mount terminal battery, with the second end providing a cylindrical cavity for receiving a terminal for securement to the associated side mount battery. A modification of the invention includes a central reservoir receiving a cleaning solution that is selectively directed through each terminal end of the housing for enhanced cleaning of the associated battery and connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Kohler
  • Patent number: 4859102
    Abstract: A hand-held cleaning implement. An ergonomically shaped, hand-held body allows attachment of a brush and sponge. The body is provided with a first and a second digitally operated valve button that allows water, provided by an external source, to flow through the brush or the sponge, at the user's option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventor: Naji Chamieh
  • Patent number: 4618279
    Abstract: A dishwashing apparatus has a grip with a water supply receptacle and a liquid detergent receptacle, and a working head with a plurality of portions circumferentially arranged about its axis and with a water outlet formed in one portion and a liquid detergent outlet formed in another portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Inventors: Joseph Gurevich, Alex Gurevich, Jan Gurevich
  • Patent number: 4610556
    Abstract: A combination writing instrument comprising a plurality of nib devices detachably mounted at the front of pen holder, all of the nib devices being mounted in a head-to-tail connection with a uniform ink flow system to induce a constant and uniform ink flow from an ink reservoir to the front-most writing point for immediate and smooth writing, so that the user can select one of the nib devices to perform a desired writing purpose and enjoy a variety of writing modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Inventor: Kuo-Lung Tsai
  • Patent number: 4508465
    Abstract: An apparatus attachable to the end of a garden hose for cleaning paint from paint rollers and the like. The apparatus includes a first nozzle having a generally arcuate shaped opening for delivering a gentle stream of water to soak the paint roller and to remove the bulk of the paint adhering thereto. The arcuate opening can also function as a scraper to help remove paint from the roller. A second high pressure nozzle is provided to direct a jet of water against the roller. The jet of water is designed to penetrate the fibers of the roller to loosen embedded paint and to impart a spinning motion to the roller, thus causing the paint and water to be spun off of the roller. One or move valves are provided in the apparatus to control the flow of fluid to the two nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Inventor: J. Berkeley Orton
  • Patent number: 4388863
    Abstract: Print rollers are used on a flatbed screen printer to force the ink through the screen. There is provided scraper blades on either side of the roller assembly so that on the return stroke of the roller assembly some of the printing ink is brought back to the lead roller when it starts its movement. This will insure a supply of ink to the lead roller when it moves into the pattern area of the screen thus giving a more uniform ink deposition across the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. De Santis