Concentrated Material In Or Adjacent Reservoir Outlet Or Feeder Patents (Class 401/41)
  • Patent number: 8702636
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The method prevents a phenol solution that is applied during a P & A procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device is essentially a plastic tube which comes in different lengths and widths and has a specially shaped aperture located at one end. A stick-shaped cotton applicator is inserted through the tube so as to ensure direct application of the phenol solution onto only the nail matrix. As a result, the phenol solution is prevented from coming into contact with the skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • Patent number: 8696227
    Abstract: An applicator that dispenses a predetermined dose of topical anesthetic to a zone of tissue. When tissue is contacted, the topical anesthetic applicator also releases a visible spectrum temporary marking agent that generates a target for the preoperative injection of a numbing dose of local anesthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Thaddeus Carter
  • Patent number: 8403178
    Abstract: A container assembly has a first container that operably houses a second container. The first container is configured to hold a first flowable substance, and the second container is configured to hold a second flowable substance. The second container is rupturable, preferably by manipulation through the first container, wherein the second flowable substance can mix with the first flowable substance to form a mixture. The first container is also rupturable to dispense the mixture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. May, David G. Robinson, Francesca Fazzolari, Alexander T. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8100294
    Abstract: A container assembly has a first container that operably houses a second container. The first container is configured to hold a first flowable substance, and the second container is configured to hold a second flowable substance. The second container is rupturable, preferably by manipulation through the first container, wherein the second flowable substance can mix with the first flowable substance to form a mixture. The first container is also rupturable to dispense the mixture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. May, David G. Robinson, Francesca Fazzolari, Alexander T. Davidson, Ronald M. Douros
  • Publication number: 20090232580
    Abstract: A multifunctional multi-compartment applicator for the stable storage of solid ascorbic acid and topical application of ascorbic acid in solution to the skin, the applicator having an absorbent end and an abrasive end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: John C. Castel, R. Patrick Abergel
  • Patent number: 7581899
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a mixture (6) of a first flowable material (4) and a second flowable material (5) has a container (12) having a first chamber (20) and a second chamber (30). The first chamber (20) is adapted to contain the first material (4) and the second chamber (30) is adapted to contain the second material (5). The dispenser (10) further comprises a first membrane (50a) separating the first and second chambers (20,30), and a second membrane (50b) connected to the container (12) proximate the second chamber (30). Pressure applied to the first membrane (50a) fractures the first membrane (50a) wherein the first flowable material (4) and the second flowable material (5) mix to form a mixture (6). Pressure applied to the second membrane (50b) fractures the second membrane (50b) to dispense the mixture (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. May, Francesca Fazzolari, David G. Robinson, Alexander T. Davidson
  • Patent number: 7470079
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a body, a main reservoir containing ink and housed in said body, a writing head projecting from the front part of said body, and a capillary connector for transferring ink from the main reservoir to the writing head. The instrument has an auxiliary reservoir containing an ink carrier liquid, and an actuator for releasing said liquid from the auxiliary reservoir so that said liquid flows into the main reservoir and expels the ink towards the connector. The carrier liquid contains the ink solvent, in particular water in the case of a water-based ink, and preferably contains all or any of the components of the ink in the main reservoir, whereby the original writing properties of the residual ink carried by the carrier liquid are preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Conte
    Inventors: Vincent Rene Michel Bedhome, Didier Lange
  • Publication number: 20080159804
    Abstract: There is a cosmetic or pharmaceutical product having a container, powder or beads in the container, and the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate has a plurality of grooves therein extending along a part of or an entirety of at least one face thereof. There is also provided an applicator for the cosmetic or pharmaceutical powder or beads. There is also provided a method for applying the powder or beads to a topical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Steven E. Brown
  • Patent number: 7322438
    Abstract: An electrically driven power steering control apparatus for a vehicle gives a steering assist torque to a steering mechanism by supplying electric power to an electrically driven motor based on a steering operation made by a driver. This control apparatus detects tiredness of a driver, and restricts an operation of the electrically driven motor based on the detected tiredness of a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jirou Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7131784
    Abstract: A container includes, in one embodiment, an outer housing holding a first mass of a first component of a composition, an inner housing holding a second mass of a second component of the composition, and a seal. The first component is a liquid and the mass of the second component conforms to a bottom and side wall of the inner housing. An interference fit exists between the outer housing and the inner housing such that the inner housing seals the first mass within the first chamber. The inner housing has an aperture in a side wall of the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee, Darin J. Meyertholen, Bruce R. Broyles, Daniel D. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7083349
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a part of the colored ink seeping out from the end of the pen tip member, and colorant to be added to the above described liquid for ink to be the colored ink. Moreover, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to the storing part of the liquid for ink is formed to be transparent. Between the liquid for ink and the colorant-storing part storing the colorant is provided a colorant-adsorbing core which introduces the liquid for ink into the colorant-storing part while capturing the colorant diffusing toward the storing part of the liquid for ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil KabushikiKaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7070352
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a major component of the colored ink seeping out from an end of the pen tip member, colorant to be added to the liquid for ink, and a valve member for isolating the colorant from the liquid for ink. In the writing implement, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to a part where the liquid for ink is stored is formed to be transparent, the valve member is positioned between the storing part of the liquid for ink and the colorant, and the storing part of the liquid for ink is provided with a pressure-regulating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi, Yosuke Mito
  • Patent number: 7025521
    Abstract: An applicator with two liquids comprising a hollow elongated tubular handle with a sealed end and an open end with an opening mechanism provided near the sealed end and an applicator tip affixed to one or both ends of the hollow elongated tubular handle. A first liquid is enclosed inside the hollow elongated tubular handle separated from the open end by a viscous substance and a second liquid is absorbed in the applicator tip. When air is allowed to enter near the sealed end through the opening mechanism, the first liquid in the hollow elongated tubular handle will flow through the viscous substance and commingle with the second liquid in the applicator tip to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • Patent number: 7011466
    Abstract: Liquid-for-ink (50) and a main part of colorant (60) for coloring the liquid-for-ink (50) are separately stored within a writing implement. The writing implement is so fabricated that the colorant (60) is added to the liquid-for-ink (50) while the liquid-for-ink (50) is introduced to a writing tip (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura
  • Publication number: 20040247369
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a part of the colored ink seeping out from the end of the pen tip member, and colorant to be added to the above described liquid for ink to be the colored ink. Moreover, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to the storing part of the liquid for ink is formed to be transparent. Between the liquid for ink and the colorant-storing part storing the colorant is provided a colorant-adsorbing core which introduces the liquid for ink into the colorant-storing part while capturing the colorant diffusing toward the storing part of the liquid for ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20040240925
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a cylindrical shaft member, a pen tip member which is fixed to one end of the shaft member and from which colored ink seeps out, liquid for ink which is stored in the shaft member and which comprises a major component of the colored ink seeping out from an end of the pen tip member, colorant to be added to the liquid for ink, and a valve member for isolating the colorant from the liquid for ink. In the writing implement, at least a part of a cylindrical side surface of the shaft member corresponding to a part where the liquid for ink is stored is formed to be transparent, the valve member is positioned between the storing part of the liquid for ink and the colorant, and the storing part of the liquid for ink is provided with a pressure-regulating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Hisashi Iida, Shigeru Okumura, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Seiichi Kobayashi, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi, Yosuke Mito
  • Patent number: 6244774
    Abstract: A capillary writing medium colorant reservoir system for a writing instrument and process for producing the colorant reservoir. The main problem in such colorant reservoirs is the storage time. During this time, the writing capacity of new writing instruments declines since the walls of the writing instruments are, if only slightly, permeable to solvents. In the long run a stored writing instrument thus dries out and loses the major proportion of its original writing capacity. To this end, the invention has a colorant reservoir with an elongated reservoir body made of fibrous material. The reservoir body is surrounded by a sleeve which is permeable to liquids and gases and gives the reservoir body its shape. The reservoir stores colorant to produce liquid writing medium, the colorant being stored between the fibers of the fibrous material of the reservoir body in dry form. A single-part or multipart wick projects from either side of the reservoir body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Merz & Krell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Luigi Barosso, Werner Lang
  • Patent number: 6027271
    Abstract: A capillary writing medium colorant reservoir system for a writing instrument and process for producing the colorant reservoir. The main problem in such colorant reservoirs is the storage time. During this time, the writing capacity of new writing instruments declines since the walls of the writing instruments are, if only slightly, permeable to solvents. In the long run a stored writing instrument thus dries out and loses the major proportion of its original writing capacity. To this end, the invention has a colorant reservoir with an elongated reservoir body made of fibrous material. The reservoir body is surrounded by a sleeve which is permeable to liquids and gases and gives the reservoir body its shape. The reservoir stores colorant to produce liquid writing medium, the colorant being stored between the fibers of the fibrous material of the reservoir body in dry form. A single-part or multipart wick projects from either side of the reservoir body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Merz & Krell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Luigi Barosso, Werner Lang
  • Patent number: 5971645
    Abstract: A hand-held container for predissolving a predetermined amount of detergent with a predetermined amount of solvent comprises a housing, a resilient side wall, and a dispensing passage. The dispensing passage has a flow restriction portion and an applicator at the distal end. The container is intended for use with fluids with a viscosity of less than about 500 cP. When so used, and aligned to a dispensing orientation, fluid flows out of the dispensing passage at a rate from about 0 ml/min to about 300 ml/min, unless manual pressure is exerted on the resilient side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kimiko Fukushima, Yukio Nanno, Akiko Taneko
  • Patent number: 5568988
    Abstract: A two or more part dispenser is provided having an elongated flexible housing which defines an interior chamber. A disc(s) is contained within the chamber and is movable from a closed to an open position. In its closed position, the disc(s) divides the chamber into two or more subchambers, each of which contains a different liquid. A collar is slidably mounted to the housing and coaxially disposed around each disc to maintain the disc in its closed position. Upon displacement of the collar away from the disc, a finger on the collar compresses the housing an displaces the disc to its open position thus allowing the two or more liquids in the subchambers to intermix together. A dispensing nozzle assembly having an outlet is fluidly connected by a fluid passageway to the housing chamber. A normally closed valve is positioned in series with this passageway so that, when the valve is moved to its open position, liquid within the housing chamber is dispensed out through the nozzle outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Courtaulds Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Knox, Nguyen T. Dang, John S. Frost, Stan Shofner
  • Patent number: 5490736
    Abstract: A compact, single-use stylus applicator is disclosed having a dry medication (e.g. a dehydrated topical astringent disinfectant that is adapted to treat acne and has been reduced to crystalline form by lyophilization) stored in a first chamber. A liquid diluent is stored in a second chamber. Fluid communication between the first and second chambers is blocked by a barrier. By compressing the second chamber, a corresponding hydraulic pressure is generated in the diluent which defeats the fluid blocking integrity of the barrier. Accordingly, the diluent in the second chamber is introduced under pressure to the dry medication in the first chamber to rehydrate and activate the acne medication. The reconstituted multi-constituent liquid medication is absorbed by a stylus-shaped swab so as to be applied directly to a tissue area as a topical treatment for acne or other skin disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Habley Medical Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Terry M. Haber, William H. Smedley, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 5433545
    Abstract: A felt tip pen, marker or liner having a casing, in which a reservoir containing a dry or pasty colored pigment is arranged such that it can be soaked with a liquid dissolving and absorbing the colored pigment. A wick like connecting element capable of capillary action penetrates both ends of the reservoir and is in contact with the dry or pasty colored pigment. The rear end of the wick like connecting element is in contact with a supply of liquid. The liquid is drawn through the wick like element by capillary action and the dry or pasty colored pigment is dissolved and mixed with the liquid as the liquid is drawn through the wick like element. The resulting writing material is drawn to the front end of the wick like connecting element and is deposited in a writing material reservoir. A writing tip capable of capillary action is arranged such that it is in contact with the writing material supply. The writing material is drawn though the writing tip by capillary action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Merz & Krell GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Georg Keil
  • 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: 4417826
    Abstract: A brush is disclosed having an elongated hollow handle and an integrally-secured casing. The casing has a shaft to which is rotatably secured a paddle wheel. The latter has a bottom surface to which are secured a plurality of bristles. The handle contains a water feed pipe which terminates in a nozzle inside the casing adapted to direct the water stream onto the paddle wheel. A liquid soap-dispensing means is provided in the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1983
    Inventor: Constantinos Floros
  • Patent number: 4171169
    Abstract: A portable washer of lightweight and economical construction is characterized by a body portion having a handle for being held by a user thereof. The body is connectable with a supply of water, and a flexible conduit at an end of the body supports a brush for scrubbing articles such as dishes and the like, and enables the brush to be variously positioned to contact all surfaces of an article being cleaned, irrespective of the configuration of the article. A compartment within the body stores a supply of soap, and a valve on the body is operable by a user of the washer to control both a flow of water through the body and from the brush and introduction of soap into the water, whereby either a soapy washing solution or clear rinse water may be applied to the article being cleansed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Inventor: Stanley B. Williams