With Means To Agitate Material In Reservoir Patents (Class 401/4)
  • Patent number: 9295316
    Abstract: An assembly of a container/applicator for mascara, includes: along a longitudinal axis, a flask, including a side wall and a distal bottom wall, whose lower surface defines a receiving cavity for a mascara composition, and a proximal neck having an opening, the neck having a draining element and first members for maintaining the assembly in a combined and closed configuration; an applicator, including a stem having a distal brush-supporting section, an intermediate section, and a proximal handling section, and a brush supported by the distal section; a cap provided with second members for maintaining the assembly in the combined and closed configuration; and mixing elements arranged in the receiving cavity, which are capable of being moved axially between the distal bottom wall and the proximal neck. The mixing elements have a generally tubular wall, whose upper and lower surfaces peripherally define a central through-passage for the stem of an applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: CINQPATS
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 9173471
    Abstract: The invention protects an application body as well as reducing a remaining amount of a liquid cosmetic. A bag-like container accommodates liquid cosmetic therein and provides an opening neck portion to communicate the inner side and the outer side thereof, a pipe portion in the opening neck portion extends to the bag portion bottom side. The pipe portion peripheral surface has an opening for the liquid cosmetic going into an internal portion. An application body in a lid portion goes into the pipe portion by installing the lid portion to the opening neck portion to reach the opening position. If a user pushes and squeezes the bag portion, the liquid cosmetic goes into the pipe portion through the opening, the application body dips into the liquid cosmetic to run short of the liquid cosmetic and to protect the application body by the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Masahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9049965
    Abstract: A food processor includes a base and a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a cutting assembly driven by a motor. The cutting assembly is adjustable to vary the thickness of the cut food items. An adjustment assembly positioned in the base is operable to adjust the cutting thickness of the cutting assembly while the cutting assembly is driven by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin James Beber, Daivd J. Gushwa, Yung Leong Hin, Jeffrey Carl Loebig, Euan Skinner MacLeod, Qu Zhi Jie, Michael P. Conti, Thomas Allen Gillette, Brent A. Rowland
  • Publication number: 20150132041
    Abstract: A cosmetic device includes a bubble generator configured to generate bubbles, a cosmetic unit configured to exert a cosmetic effect on a skin, and a motor configured to drive at least the cosmetic unit. The bubble generator includes an agitating and mixing mechanism configured to agitate a liquid foaming agent and mix the agitated liquid foaming agent with air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi MURAKI, Tetsuro Hashiguchi, Kazuyasu Ikadai
  • Publication number: 20150003884
    Abstract: A liquid applicator (10, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, 10F) having (i) a container in the form of a collapsible bladder (11, 11A, 11B, 11C) for containing a supply of liquid in use; (ii) a positive displacement pump (12, 12A) in flow communication with the container (11, 11A, 11B, 11C) which has a variable capacity chamber for delivering a metered or measured quantity of liquid; and (Hi) a contact device (20, 46A, 46A, 60) in flow communication with the positive displacement pump (12, 12A) wherein the metered or measured dosage of liquid is delivered to a plant or other substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: George Kast
  • Patent number: 8888390
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition includes: an applicator member and a vibration source. The applicator is configured to enable the user to orient the vibration of the vibration source relative to the applicator member selectively in at least two different orientations, at one or more predefined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20140234005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beauty apparatus comprising: a case unit comprising an upper case for accommodating powder and a lower case detachably attached to the upper case; a guide mounted to the lower case between the upper case and the lower case; a magnetic field generating unit mounted to an inside of the lower case between the guide and the lower case, for generating a time-varying magnetic field; a magnetic body coupling part moving through the guide within the lower case according to a change of a magnetic field; a movable plate mounted to the magnetic body coupling part passing through a guide hole formed in the guide on the magnetic body coupling part, for restricting movement of the magnetic body coupling part; and a puff pad enclosing the guide to vibrate according to movement of the movable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wooram Park, Jungsun Choi, Jooho Kim, Yoonkyun Hwang, Junoh Kim
  • Publication number: 20140030002
    Abstract: An assembly of a container/applicator for mascara, includes: along a longitudinal axis, a flask, including a side wall and a distal bottom wall, whose lower surface defines a receiving cavity for a mascara composition, and a proximal neck having an opening, the neck having a draining element and first members for maintaining the assembly in a combined and closed configuration; an applicator, including a stem having a distal brush-supporting section, an intermediate section, and a proximal handling section, and a brush supported by the distal section; a cap provided with second members for maintaining the assembly in the combined and closed configuration; and mixing elements arranged in the receiving cavity, which are capable of being moved axially between the distal bottom wall and the proximal neck. The mixing elements have a generally tubular wall, whose upper and lower surfaces peripherally define a central through-passage for the stem of an applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 8517621
    Abstract: Packages are provided including an applicator that engages with a wiper of a container in a manner such that the applicator and wiper are capable of rotating together in relation to the container. The package also includes a cap configured to fit over the applicator when the applicator is engaged with the wiper element. The cap is engaged with the wiper such that the wiper is caused to rotate when the cap is rotated, screwed onto, and/or unscrewed from, the container, thereby moving the applicator element in a rotational motion in the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ornoski, Marisol Simard
  • Patent number: 8430587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device comprising: a base comprising: an applicator configured to spread a cosmetic product over a bodily application surface, a member for supporting the applicator comprising a relief, a tube capable of surrounding the applicator, said base being able to be moved relative to the tube between a high position and a low position, said tube defining a path for the sliding of the supporting member comprising a plurality of irregularities against which said relief of the supporting member is able to slide so as to create a jump of the applicator, said sliding path comprising a sliding edge suitable for guiding the movement of the base from its low position to its high position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 8313263
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for packaging and applying a substance, the device comprising: a receptacle for containing the substance, the receptacle comprising: a first part and a second part, the second part being turnable by the user relative to the first part; and an applicator; the second part defining at least one surface in contact with the substance inside the receptacle, the applicator and said surface being arranged in such a manner that turning said surface exerts pressure on the substance, causing the substance to move towards the applicator, the first part defining a backing surface, and said surface being capable of coming at least in part to face said backing surface at the end of turning the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20120224908
    Abstract: A vibratable fluid container includes a container body containing a cosmetic fluid and having a bottleneck located on the top end thereof and a fluid applicator fastened to the bottleneck for applying the contained cosmetic fluid to the skin of a person, a cap connected to the container body, a vibrator mounted in between the container body and said cap and having a control switch operable to switch on/off the vibrator, a battery mounted in between the container body and the cap and electrically connected with the vibrator through the control switch, and a cover fastenable to the bottleneck of the container body to protect the fluid applicator and to keep the fluid applicator from sight. When the user switches on the control switch, the vibrator creates vibrations to mix the contained cosmetic fluid, avoiding sediment formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jack TANG
  • Patent number: 8226313
    Abstract: An applicator device for a loose substance, in particular a cosmetic substance such as a cosmetic powder, comprising at least one housing having a storage compartment for the substance and a handle portion on which is disposed an applicator which in the closed condition of the applicator device is arranged in the interior of the housing in the direction of the storage compartment, wherein a wall of the storage compartment, that is towards the applicator, includes passageways for the loose substance, and devices for producing at least one impact on at least one part of the storage compartment so that a part of the loose substance can be loaded on to the applicator through the permeable wall of the storage compartment by metering impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Brendel, Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 7931140
    Abstract: A cosmetic container with integrated mixing insert which serve for mixing up or thoroughly mixing an application substance contained in the cosmetic container and/or for preventing or delaying the separation of the contained application substance into the phases thereof. In that respect the mixing insert is of a configuration that an application substance is mixed up in the cosmetic container shortly prior to application by a respective mixing operation in order to guarantee homogeneity of the application substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 7743586
    Abstract: A mortar applying machine incorporating housing, having a rotatable drive wheel mounted therein, the drive wheel adhered upon a pivot shaft located within the housing, and the drive wheel being disposed through the bottom of the housing for mortar and engagement with the surface of a row of blocks previously applied in the forming of a building wall. Fixedly mounted to the same shaft are a pair of paddles, formed of blades, which assure the proper shifting and movement of the fluid mortar into position within the housing, for passage out of its lower openings, and onto the transverse lands of the row of blocks as previously applied into the building wall. A diverter is provided within the housing to assure that the fluid mortar flows towards the front of the housing with respect to the direction of its movement when depositing a layer of mortar onto a previously laid row of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Save Block, LLC
    Inventor: Norman Hancock
  • Patent number: 7686528
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a substance may include a receptacle for containing the substance and an applicator. The receptacle may include a first part and a second part, with the second part being turnable by a user relative to the first part. The second part may define at least one surface in contact with the substance inside the receptacle. The applicator and the surface may be arranged in such a manner that turning the surface exerts pressure on the substance, causing the substance to move toward the applicator. The first part may define a backing surface and the surface may be arranged to come at least in part to face the backing surface at an end of turning of the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20100061791
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying insect repellant is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes filling a bag with powder, joining a bottom edge of the bag to a bottom edge of a sleeve adapted to removably cover the bag, and patting the bag over surface areas releasing the insect repellant in a desired quantity. The method includes providing a bag handle secured to a top edge of the bag and adapted to be grasped by a user to slide the sleeve down and pull the bag out. The sleeve is adapted to be grasped by the user when patting the bag over surface areas releasing the insect repellant. The method further includes providing a sleeve handle secured to the sleeve and adapted to be grasped by a user when sliding the sleeve back up over the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher J. Laursen
  • Publication number: 20090071500
    Abstract: An applicator system includes a handle and an applicator head coupled to the handle, the applicator head including at least one helical applicator surface, the at least one helical applicator surface disposed about a space. The applicator system also includes a source of product disposed axially within the at least one helical applicator surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Jonathan Wyatt, Ronald Alan Sanford, David Edward Wilson, Thomas Elliot Rabe, Caroline Stoney Simons, John Michael Watters
  • Patent number: 7275885
    Abstract: A cosmetics brush for making-up face by applying air pressure generated by push-button to flow out a powdery cosmetics stored in a receptacle type body of the brush to the brush side, which includes the body containing the powdery cosmetics, an operational rod mounted with a plurality of mixing members to agitate and admix the powdery cosmetics in the body when the operational rod moves up and down, a filter mounted on top end of the operational rod to screen fine particles of the powdery cosmetics to allow the powdery cosmetics to flow out through inlet and outlet holes and a powder transfer tube to the brush side in optimum particle status and in an amount to be desired, and another brush for distributing the powdery cosmetics flowed out from the top end of the operational rod on the brush side in a desirable distribution, and the push-button with a locking and releasing function to prevent unexpected flowing-out of the powdery cosmetics when carrying the cosmetics brush with one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Young-Chul Byun
  • Patent number: 7255505
    Abstract: A liquid applicator assembly has a housing with a liquid storage and a dispensing roller fed by a continuos belt in housing, so that liquid may be applied evenly to a surface. This applicator assembly is especially useful for applying lotion to the skin of a person without any lotion or with minimal lotion coming into contact with a person's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: James Peterson
  • Patent number: 7162766
    Abstract: A golf club head cleaning device for cleaning dirt and grass from the head of a golf club. The golf club head cleaning device includes a container member being designed for receiving a cleaning solution. A lid member is selectively coupled to the container member. The lid member comprises a slot extending through the lid member. The slot is designed for permitting the head of the golf club to be inserted into the container member to allow the cleaning solution to be agitated by a user to remove dirt and grass from the head of the golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: John Yakopcic
  • Patent number: 7044673
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a cartridge type applicator which can prevent the application liquid from flowing back from the applying portion into the cartridge and which is suitable for use with a high viscosity application liquid. This applicator includes an advancing mechanism or piston mechanism made up of a sealing plug disposed inside a cylindrical cartridge tank for constituting the rear end wall of the tank, and a rod member attached to the sealing plug for causing the sealing plug to move in the axial direction of the tank; and an actuator (actuating member) for causing the rod member to move or advance in the axial direction by rotation thereof, and is constructed such that, when the actuator is turned, the rod member causes the sealing plug to move in the axial direction so as to reduce the volume of the space inside the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Endou
  • Patent number: 7037015
    Abstract: A free ink roller ball pen for dispensing low viscosity inks containing pigments that are prone to sedimentation. The instrument contains an ink reservoir chamber, a nib chamber provided with a roller ball socket assembly, a pressure equalization overflow chamber for the low viscosity ink, and a special agitation system for the ink reservoir and nib chamber. The agitation system comprises a weight, with a cross section smaller than the interior of the nib chamber, connected to a wire having a diameter smaller than the back inner diameter of the ball socket assembly. The length of the weight and its confinement are selected to provide for a predetermined stroke, on shaking the pen, that sweeps out the internal space of the nib and also the back of the roller ball assembly, to re-disperse any pigment that has precipitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Chartpak, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Witz, Sean A. Ferrigan, Norman P. De Bastiani
  • Patent number: 6698137
    Abstract: A seed treating apparatus used to inoculate and treat seeds, which consists of a portable tank, pump, valve and nozzle system. This system can be mounted on any agricultural hauling vehicle or seeding implement to apply inoculant to seeds before or during the planting process. On a seeder having a transfer duct with a feed hopper at one end for receiving seed from a supply, the spray nozzle is mounted above the duct for spraying the material into the seed as it enters the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Blaine Muhr
  • Patent number: 6536969
    Abstract: A writing tool is provided. An ink reservoir (7) and an ink supply passage (9) are formed in a barrel (1) provided with a brush body (2). Ink contained in the ink reservoir (7) is supplied to the brush body (2) via the ink supply passage (9). A wire (17) movably provided in the ink supply passage (9) is movably supported by a coiled spring (16). A ball (18) is provided in the ink reservoir (7). While the barrel (1) is being moved, the ball (18) collides with the coiled spring (16), thereby moving the wire (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kuretake Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20030053838
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a painting implement which enables the user to mix paint and to clean conventional paint rollers utilizing a hand drill. The painting implement is selectively adjustable to be configured to mix paint and to support a paint roller for cleaning, thereby being capable of providing several functions. Implements of different diameters may be provided, for cleaning and using an assortment of sizes of paint rollers. The implement is provided with a paddle member that is perforated and of a geometric wave-like form to enhance mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventor: Mike Whitney
  • Patent number: 6209548
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying nail paint is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment a pen-like applicator is provided that comprises a barrel wherein nail paint is contained and a nib that is configured for applying nail paint to a nail. In a preferred embodiment the nib is chisel shaped to allow a user great control and precision around a nail's cuticle and the ability to efficiently apply nail paint to a nail's remaining surface area. The chisel shaped nib may be modified to various shapes, such as bi-concave, plano-concave, or meniscus shapes. Additionally, a nail paint that may be used within the pen-like applicator is disclosed. Preferably, such nail paint is formed by mixing a pigment slurry or past with a latex to form an aqueous nail paint, rather than a traditional solvent-based nail paint. In a preferred embodiment, the nail paint used has a sufficiently low viscosity level to allow the nail paint to effectively flow through the nib, and the nail paint used is preferably non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Beauty Innovations
    Inventors: Richard Earl Harrison, Mary Tara Harrison
  • Patent number: 6135659
    Abstract: A wide faced applicator adapted for various kinds of fluids having a main body with a flat face on both sides of the front axis to form a narrow attachment face, the axis of the main body from top to bottom forms a multiple funnel shaped axial hole in which a pin shaped core body is inserted, the core body is spring biased so that the shoulder portion on the front end of the core body contacts tightly against the funnel shaped axial hole on the front axial end of the main body to form a closed position. A guiding orifice is provided on the wide attachment face at the front end of the closed segment. By pressing the front end of the core body, the fluid in the container tank is released to flow through a guiding orifice and further permeate into the attachment face. The front end of the pin shaped core body forms a plane with rounded angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Tro-Kung Ku
  • Patent number: 6024507
    Abstract: An assembly (1) for packaging and applying a product, especially a cosmetic product, includes a reservoir (2) formed of a body (3) surmounted by a neck (12) having a free edge which delimits an opening (18) and a cap element (17) capable of removably capping the opening (18). The cap element (17) forms a member by which to grasp an applicator (22), secured to a first end (21) of a connecting member (20) whose second end (19) is secured to the cap element (17). When the cap element (17) is in the closed position, the applicator (22) lies inside the reservoir (2) so that it can withdraw some of the product. The neck (12) is of axis Y, distinct from the axis X of the body, and mounted so that it is free to rotate with respect to the said body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Gerard Joulia
  • Patent number: 5937864
    Abstract: A hair coloring system is provided including a first chamber for containing a first liquid therein. The first chamber includes an outboard face with a brush mounted thereon and an inboard face with a piercing tip. Also included is a second chamber for containing a second liquid. The second chamber includes an outboard face having a membrane secured therein for being pierced upon the engagement of the first chamber and the second chamber. This allows the mixing of the liquids and dispensing thereof via the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Donne'J. Diaz
  • Patent number: 5906447
    Abstract: An applicator for the correction of clerical errors or a writing tool such as a ball-point pen or the like is disclosed wherein a tip containing a rotary element, the rotary element being biased into contact with an inward front-end edge of the tip by a coil spring, is connected through a ferrule holder to an ink tank containing a solid-liquid separable ink. The ink is discharged and transferred onto a writing paper by moving the rotary element inwardly from the front-end of the tip against the bias of the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Zebra Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 5846012
    Abstract: A writing tool including: a cylindrical shell containing ink of a solid-liquid separation type and a stirring piece; an ink flow-out control mechanism disposed in the cylindrical shell, which includes a valve main body having an ink introducing port around the peripheral surface thereof, and a valve which is contained in the valve main body in such a manner as to freely advance and retreat and which is biased in the valve closing direction by a coil spring; and a writing tool mounted to the cylindrical shell through the ink flow-out control mechanism; wherein an enclosed ink containing cylindrical body having a suitable length and diameter is disposed in the cylindrical shell; the ink and the stirring piece are contained in the ink containing cylindrical body; and an ink flow-out port for supplying the ink from the ink containing cylindrical body into an ink introducing port of the valve main body is formed at a suitable portion of the ink containing cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Zebra Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Kudo
  • Patent number: 5700100
    Abstract: Mascara stirrer has a tubular hub rotatable in the container neck. The hub is formed with a lateral slot, and a generally annular wiper is adapted to slide into the slot and be generally centered in the opening of the tubular hub and trapped in place by the wall of the container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Risdon Corporation
    Inventor: Walter T. Ackermann
  • Patent number: 5688061
    Abstract: A writing implement comprises a tubular barrel containing an ink, a writing ball fitted in a socket formed in the tip of the barrel, and an ink stirring member sealed in the barrel so as to be movable to stir the ink so that the precipitated components of the ink are dispersed when the barrel is shaken. A helical spring is disposed within the barrel at a position near the writing tip of the barrel so that the front end thereof is in contact with the writing ball to press the ball resiliently forward and the back end thereof can be struck by the stirring member. When the barrel is shaken so that the stirring member may apply shocks to the back end of the helical spring, the helical spring vibrates slightly and the slight vibrations of the helical spring disperse the precipitated components of the ink and secure smooth ink flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Allco
    Inventor: Takashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 5499881
    Abstract: A writing implement with correction function including: a barrel; an adjusting member threadedly engaged with an upper end of the barrel; a head member snug-fitted with a lower end of the barrel; a plug snug-fitted with a lower end of the head member; a reservoir tube inserted into the barrel, having an upper end fixedly connected with the adjusting member, and kept in place between the adjusting member and the plug; and correction fluid filled into the barrel, whereby the implement can be used for writing as well as correcting what is wrong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Pei-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 5468082
    Abstract: A writing instrument has an ink reservoir under pressure. Compressed ink in the ink reservoir is supplied through an ink passage to a ball tip also acting as a valve body. A push rod is inserted in the ink passage and is intended to urge the ball forward. The ball tip is in a closed state when the writing instrument is used and is in an open state when the writing instrument is used for supplying ink. A stirring weight is housed in the ink reservoir. When the writing instrument is swung, the stirring weight is moved to stir ink in the ink reservoir. The stirring weight interferes with the push rod to displace it. The push rod is displaced to stir ink in the ink passage whereby ink containing air and/or air bubbles in the ink passage is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Jiro Hori
  • Patent number: 5328282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combined package comprising a container and a mascara applicator. The applicator includes a hollow shaft having a longitudinal axis extending from the handle. A rod having a brush affixed at one end reciprocates within the hollow shaft. The rod has a first position and a second position such that when the handle of the applicator is secured to the container the rod reciprocates to the first position extending the hinge beyond the hollow shaft such that the brush is substantially non-aligned with the longitudinal axis of the hollow shaft. Upon removal of the applicator from the container the rod reciprocates to the second position causing the hinge to retract within the hollow shaft, thereby substantially aligning the brush with the longitudinal axis of the hollow shaft. This combined package allows the user to stir the product within the container when both attaching and removing the applicator to and from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jacqueline W. Charrier, Mark P. McNally
  • Patent number: 5232300
    Abstract: A squeezeable container for holding and dispensing decontaminating powder is disclosed. The squeezeable container comprises a brush assembly and gripping means. The brush assembly is attached to the top section of the container in a screw-like manner, and comprises a brush formed of bristles which have a portion that is heat set so as to be held together in a semi-rigid manner. The bristles are arranged to form a reservoir within the brush assembly. The reservoir has an exit section closed off by the semi-rigid bristles, and an entrance section closed off by a plug member. The gripping means has a first end attached to the plug member and a second end extending out of the semi-rigid bristles. The pulling of the gripping means removes the plug from the dispenser and opens the brush reservoir. A squeezing action of the container puffs the powder within the container into the brush reservoir, and movement of brush dispenses the powder over any designed contaminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Paco Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Buchanan, Walter A. Haine, Jr., Russell R. Haines
  • Patent number: 5226744
    Abstract: A cosmetic container is provided with at least two ribs along its inner walls that extend inwardly so that an applicator such as a mascara brush contacts the ribs. This divides the container into at least two chambers defined by the rib and brush. Unscrewing the container cap causes agitation, mixing and stirring of the cosmetic product in the chambers by the flexing snapping action of the applicator brush against the ribs stirring up the product contained in the chambers. This provides an improved cosmetic product that has a consistent viscosity and color so that it can be applied more uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Risdon Corporation
    Inventor: Walter K. Kemmerer
  • Patent number: 5192153
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a container for a pasty cosmetic product, the container having a neck, a cap provided with threads for attachment to the neck, the cap carries a rod at the end of which there is provided an applicator element; container has a rotatably mounted stirring element and a driver for rotating the stirring element as the rod to which the stirring element is releasibly connected is withdrawn or inserted into the container; the stirring element has lateral extensions for stirring the product in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 5180241
    Abstract: A container for a thixotropic product includes a cap and a rod connected to the cap at one end thereof and having a brush at the opposite end which when the cap is attached to the container extends into the container through an orifice, the edge of which forms a wiping zone; an insertion channel is disposed at the entrance to the container and a helical spring is fixed on the interior of the insertion channel with the axis of the spring to substantially coinciding with the axis of the wiping zone with the spring being situated at least in the vicinity of a wiper with the inner diameter of the wiper being less than the largest diameter of the brush; when the brush passes into the interior of the spring while filled with the product, it is unloaded and reloaded as it passes over the turns of the spring which results in strirring of the product thereby breaking the thixotropy of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 5172992
    Abstract: A mascara container is provided with a stirrer comprising an oblong frame having side elements spaced inward from the container wall. The spacing permits working of the fluid adjacent the stirrer blades against the stationary fluid adhering to the wall of the container, such working and related shear makes the fluid less viscous so that it flows downward in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Risdon Corporation
    Inventor: Walter T. Ackermann
  • Patent number: 5074693
    Abstract: A makeup liquid container with an applicator includes: a container body 1 having a barrel portion 8 and an open neck portion 6; a cap 4 designed to be screwed to the open neck portion 6 of the container body 1; a squeezing sleeve 3 fitted in the open neck portion 6 of the container body 1; and an applicator shaft 5 extended downward from the cap 4 into the container body 1 through the squeezing sleeve 3. A stirrer 9,91 is rotatably disposed in the barrel portion 8 in sliding contact with the inner surface of the barrel portion 8. An engaging device provides a driving connection between the cap 4 and the stirrer 9,91 in such a manner that the stirrer 9,91 is rotated when the cap 4 is rotated in the screwing and/or unscrewing direction and that the driving connection between the cap 4 and the stirrer 9,91 is dismissed when the applicator shaft 5 is extracted from the container body 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Iizuka, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Takao Kishi, Syuzo Endo
  • Patent number: 5052837
    Abstract: A makeup liquid container designed to enable scraping a makeup liquid off the inner surface of the container. The container has a container body with an opening, a cap fitted on the container body so as to close the opening, an applicator shaft fixed at its one end to the container body and adapted to be inserted into the container body when the cap is fitted on the container body, and an applicator such as a brush fixed to the other end of the applicator shaft. The container further has a slider capable of sliding along the inner surface of the container body so as to scrape makeup liquid off the inner surface of the container body. The sliding motion of the slider is caused by the applicator shaft which is moved into and out of the container body when the user pulls or presses the cap up and down or, alternatively, the slider is freed from the applicator shaft so as to move up and down in the container body as the container body is shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Iizuka, Takao Kishi, Riichi Ogawa, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Patent number: 4984918
    Abstract: A makeup liquid container with an applicator includes: a container body 1 having a barrel portion 8 and an open neck portion 6; a cap 4 designed to be screwed to the open neck portion 6 of the container body 1; a squeezing sleeve 3 fitted in the open neck portion 6 of the container body 1; and an applicator shaft 5 extended downward from the cap 4 into the container body 1 through the squeezing sleeve 3. A stirrer 9,91 is rotatably disposed in the barrel portion 8 in sliding contact with the inner surface of the barrel portion 8. An engaging device provides a driving connection between the cap 4 and the stirrer 9, 91 in such a manner that the stirrer 9, 91 is rotated when the cap 4 is rotated in the screwing and/or unscrewing direction and that the driving connection between the cap 4 and the stirrer 9,91 is dismissed whtn the applicator shaft 5 is extracted from the container body 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Iizuka, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Takao Kishi, Syuzo Endo
  • Patent number: 4974981
    Abstract: A cosmetic powder brush dispenser for depositing cosmetic powder onto a brush within the unitary structure of the dispenser. The dispenser incorporates a deformable container for storing the cosmetic powder and a spray-head at the end of the container with an orifice and upstanding posts that ensure powder break-up prior to its exiting the orifice. A second embodiment of the device uses a metering collar to limit the amount of deformation of the container whereby a desired small quantity of cosmetic powder is forced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Cosmetic Essence, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4960339
    Abstract: A makeup liquid container designed to enable scraping a makeup liquid off the inner surface of the container. The container has a container body with an opening, a cap fitted on the container body so as to close the opening, an applicator shaft fixed at its one end to the container body and adapted to be inserted into the container body when the cap is fitted on the container body, and an applicator such as a brush fixed to the other end of the applicator shaft. The container further has a slider capable of sliding along the inner surface of the container body so as to scrape makeup liquid off the inner surface of the container body. The sliding motion of the slider is caused by the applicator shaft which is moved into and out of the container body when the user pulls or presses the cap up and down or, alternatively, the slider is freed from the applicator shaft so as to move up and down in the container body as the container body is shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Iizuka, Takao Kishi, Riichi Ogawa, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Patent number: 4927282
    Abstract: A container for nail polish includes a stopper (1) to which a brush (4) is affixed, and a bottle (2). The container has an elongated shape, similar to that of a fountain pen, and the bottle (2) is divided into two compartments (5, 6) by a valve (7), in particular a ball valve. The valve (7) is open when the stopper (1) of the container is in a lowered position with respect to the bottle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Bruno Morane, Gerard Joulia
  • Patent number: 4922934
    Abstract: A container, a cap to be screwed thereon, a stem carrying at one end a brush, and elastic or the like connected at one end to the cap and undergoing loading when the latter is unscrewed, and connected at its other end to a mobile member carrying the brush holder stem, there being provided linkages to transmit movement to the brush holder stem by way of the mobile member, controllable member which provides friction acting on the mobile member and arranged to allow the stem to move only when required, and a member arranged to prevent rotation of the mobile member during the unscrewing of the cap in order to allow loading of the elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Roan S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Gatti
  • Patent number: RE38698
    Abstract: An assembly (1) for packaging and applying a product, especially a cosmetic product, includes a reservoir (2) formed of a body (3) surmounted by a neck (12) having a free edge which delimits an opening (18) and a cap element (17) capable of removably capping the opening (18). The cap element (17) forms a member by which to grasp an applicator (22), secured to a first end (21) of a connecting member (20) whose second end (19) is secured to the cap element (17). When the cap element (17) is in the closed position, the applicator (22) lies inside the reservoir (2) so that it can withdraw some of the product. The neck (12) is of axis Y, distinct from the axis X of the body, and mounted so that it is free to rotate with respect to the said body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Gerard Joulia