And Bypass For Liquid Carrier Patents (Class 401/43)
  • Patent number: 11278099
    Abstract: A formula delivery appliance can be used for treatment of the hair and scalp, such as an appliance used to color hair. The appliance may include a consumable assembly incorporating various components of the hair and scalp treatment appliance, a portion of which may be consumed and then replaced by a user. In this regard, the consumable assembly may include one or more formulation delivery packets, nozzles, manifold chambers, distribution protrusions, and the like. The hair treatment appliance may also include a rotatable coupling having a driven gear and a drive gear, where the driven gear may selectively engage the drive gear. In another aspect, the hair treatment appliance may also include a fluid container to retain a volume of formulation for delivery to the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Carolina Canamaque, John Streeter, Richard Taylor, Mark E. Bartlett, Scott P. Mosby, Joseph Michael Recco, Francis George Tatu, Adam Paul Vallee, Mara Applebaum
  • 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: 8672573
    Abstract: A cleaning device to be connected with a water hose, the cleaning device comprising a water inlet at a first end for receiving the water hose, an outlet assembly having a brush located at a first end thereof, a cleaning mixture reservoir in fluid communication with the outlet assembly, and a flow selection assembly operatively coupled to the water inlet, the outlet assembly and the cleaning mixture reservoir, the flow selection assembly comprising a switch assembly for switching between a water and cleaning mixture dispensing mode wherein the water inlet is in fluid communication with the cleaning mixture reservoir and the outlet assembly and the water is dispensed at a first given flow rate and a cleaning mode wherein the water inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet assembly and the water is dispensed at a second given flow rate greater than the first given flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yvon Francoeur
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6257786
    Abstract: A sudser unit having an entry port, discharge port, and a fluid conduit. The discharge port and fluid conduit extend along a common longitudinal axis, and the entry port extends along a longitudinal axis that intersects the longitudinal axis of the discharge port and fluid conduit at an oblique angle. A water supply, such as a hose, is operably connected to the entry port. A converging nozzle having an opening of smaller diameter than that of the entry port is attached to the discharge port, and a detergent reservoir is attached to the fluid conduit. A valve is disposed between the reservoir and fluid conduit. A valve is disposed between the reservoir and fluid conduit to permit selective mixing of the water and detergent, and selective metering of the mixed composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Carrand Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bruce Thomas
  • Patent number: 6217935
    Abstract: A method and applicator for use in applying hazardous chemical solutions to surfaces. The invention employes a pen applicator to apply a measured amount of the hazardous chemical solution to a surface as a dispensing tip is applied to the surface. A typical pen applicator includes a tubular body in which a liquid absorbing material is disposed to hold the hazardous solution. A tip in contact with the reservoir and one end of the tip acts as a wick to draw the solution from the reservoir to the tip, and the other end of the tip is configured to apply the solution to a surface when that end of the tip is placed in contact with the surface. A tip cover is provided to seal the tip and tip-end of the tubular body prevent inadvertent application of the solution and to preserve the shelf life. A cap or sealing member is provided at the end of the body to seal the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: D. Sterling Hubbell
  • Patent number: 6058543
    Abstract: A new shower head cleaning attachment for attachment to a shower head to permit cleaning therewith of a bathtub or shower stall. The inventive device includes a scrubbing brush with an elongate portion and an agitating head with a plurality of outwardly extending bristles. The scrubbing brush has a passage therein extending between the elongate portion and the agitating head. The agitating head has a plurality of apertures into the passage of the scrubbing brush. One end of a flexible hose is detachably coupled to an end of the scrubbing brush to fluidly connect the hose to the passage of the scrubbing brush. The other end of the hose has a shower head connector to fluidly connect this end of the hose to a shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Cora Ann Thompson
  • Patent number: 5988911
    Abstract: A washing soap dispensing system and method of manufacture comprising a wand adapted for the discharge of water therefrom in a second mode of operation and for the discharge of water and soap in a first mode of operation. The washing wand is constructed with a chamber adapted for containing concentrated liquid soap. The system includes an adjustable metering device for accurately dispensing concentrated liquid soap from the wand and a fluid assist water valve to control the flow of water through the wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Leland Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Leland Warren Browne, Jr., Leland Warren Browne III, Carl Lammons, James B. Story, Michael Woodford Freitas, David Lee Kearby, John Faris Cunningham, Walter Edward Stewart
  • Patent number: 5988912
    Abstract: A cleaning equipment includes a brush head having a body portion formed with a dovetail groove at an opposite side thereof and a plurality of holes close to one side of the dovetail groove, an adapter having a tubular member formed with an axial outlet which is connected with a sectorial member, and a tubular handle provided with a valve assembly and a container engaged with the valve assembly, whereby the cleaning equipment can automatically dispense a mixture of water and liquid detergent as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Chih-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 5520786
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved electrode suitable for the electrochemical regeneration of the co-enzymes NADH and NADPH. The electrode has imparted on its surface a mediator function which is a 3-phenylimino-3H-phenothiazine or a 3-phenylimino-3H-phenoxazine. Also disclosed is a method of improving the performance of a biochemical fuel cell which operates with a dehydrogenase as a catalyst and a co-enzyme as the energy-transferring redox couple which involves using the improved electrode in the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Bayer Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bloczynski, Paul F. Corey, Yingping Deng, Alison J. Murray, Matthew K. Musho, Hans-Ulrich Siegmund
  • Patent number: 5452961
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a body defining a water conduit in an underside thereof for receiving water therein, a cleaning member mounted on an underside of the body for cleaning articles and communicating with the water conduit, a cap mounted on an upperside of the body for sealing the body, a chamber being defined between the cap and the body with an amount of cleaning agent contained therein, and a cleaning agent dispensing device mounted on the body within the chamber for controlling the cleaning agent in the chamber to flow into the water conduit of the body to mix with the water therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Inventor: Tao-Jen Lu
  • Patent number: 5425589
    Abstract: A two-piece tool inter-connected by a flexible soap water tube (12) which will perform a quick and clean car wash, void of soap film or streaks. The user simply rinses off the loose dirt and cools down the hot metal surface of a section of the car with one piece of the tool held in one hand (FIG. 18), and then washes with the other piece of the tool held in the other hand. The user again rinses with the other tool in the opposite hand to remove the soap before it dries leaving a soap film or streaks. This process is repeated until the last section of the car is completed. The user can expect about five car washes from one ounce of liquid soap before refilling and will find easy control of the rinse water flow rate and pattern whereby conserving soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventors: Glenn L. Griffin, Grace E. Griffin
  • Patent number: 5348409
    Abstract: A liquid reservoir brush apparatus includes an elongated body provided with opposed upper and lower surfaces, and a reservoir formed in the upper surface. A fluid inlet is provided which is adapted to be connected through a flow-through handle to a source of fluid, and a fluid outlet is formed in the lower surface of the brush which communicates with the inlet. The reservoir is connected to the fluid passageway by a restricted passageway so that a cleaning fluid in the reservoir is drawn into the flow through the brush during use. A cover is secured to the upper surface of the body and encloses the reservoir. The cover includes a threaded opening in which a valve is positioned. The valve is movable within the threaded opening between a flow-permitting position in which the valve is spaced from the restricted passageway so that the reservoir and fluid passageway are in fluid communication with one another, and a flow-blocking position in which the valve blocks the restricted passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventors: Robert D. Newman, Sr., Robert D. Newman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5339469
    Abstract: A shower apparatus includes a primary shower head having fluid connection to a three-way valve member, with the three-way valve member permitting selective fluid flow to the primary shower housing permitting fluid flow selectively to the primary shower head, a pulse shower head, or a brush shower head. The brush shower head is arranged to permit directing a liquid soap through the brush shower head onto a user of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Gregory S. Gilles
  • Patent number: 5094558
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus is provided having a body portion and a cleaning member supported on the body portion, wherein a cleaning fluid container is situated within the body portion of the cleaning apparatus, and wherein the cleaning fluid exits the body portion, whereby cleaning fluid is dispensed from the container when necessary onto or adjacent the cleaning member. Such an arrangement is simple in design and construction, and since cleaning fluid is insitu, such provides an effective cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Art Sea Development Corporation
    Inventor: Tak Y. W. Chu
  • Patent number: 4961662
    Abstract: A fountain brush assembly is provided with a removable and replaceable series of brush heads through which a cleaning fluid such as water readily passes to the surface to be cleaned, the assembly including a reservoir for detergent to be selectively added to the water, control of the use and amount of the detergent being effected through manipulation of the cover for the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Hunter-Melnor, Inc.
    Inventors: Ho Chow, Sidney J. Goodman
  • Patent number: 4792250
    Abstract: A shampooing apparatus or device that is a portable, lightweight, and easily operated for providing automatic shampooing and/or conditioning. The apparatus comprises a body having a dispensing head and adapted to contain at least one but preferably two capsules one of which may contain a shampoo concentrate and the other a conditioner. The body receives these capsules and also receives liquid under pressure from a source of the liquid. In the two capsule version there are separate output ports that couple to a common entry port into a cylindrical cavity of the dispensing head. The dispensing head is of pulsating type including a rotor. In an alternate embodiment in place of the capsules are provided externally disposed containers for the conditioner and shampoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Bobbie's Automatic Hair Shampooer, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert B. Turner
  • Patent number: 4768462
    Abstract: An automatic spray coating apparatus for vehicle bodies comprises first and second cocating stations, said first coating station being provided with a coating robot for coating a front door on one of the sides and the vicinity thereof and a coating robot for coating a rear door on the other side and the vicinity thereof, said second coating station being provided with two coating robots for respectively coating the other doors and the vicinity thereof, and at least one coating robot which coats the insides of an engine compartment and trunk, while the vehicle body is standing still at least one of the first or second coating stations. According to the present invention, it is possible to reduce the time required for coating vehicle bodies with a smaller number of coating stations and to efficiently coat vehicle bodies without interference between coating robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Kuronaga, Toshihumi Ogasahara, Hideyuki Katoh, Shigehiro Furuya
  • Patent number: 4696593
    Abstract: A car washing mitt constituting a flexible glove adapted to be worn on the hand of a user, having a palm pad formed of sponge material, and a liquid soap reservoir also mounted on the glove. A flexible water hose may be connected to a control device mounted on the glove, and the control device includes a manually operable selector valve, which may be set to deliver water selectively either directly to the interior of the pad, or to the interior of the pad after intermixture thereof with soap from the reservoir, or to a jet directed forwardly from the tip of the glove for rinsing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Inventor: James D. Bayless
  • Patent number: 4674902
    Abstract: A shampooing apparatus or device that is a portable, lightweight, and easily operated for providing automatic shampooing and/or conditioning. The apparatus comprises a body having a dispensing head and adapted to contain at least one but preferably two capsules one of which may contain a shampoo concentrate and the other a conditioner. The body receives these capsules and also receives liquid under pressure from a source of the liquid. In the two capsule version there are separate output ports that couple to a common entry port into a cylindrical cavity of the dispensing head. The dispensing head is of pulsating type including a rotor. In an alternate embodiment in place of the capsules are provided externally disposed containers for the conditioner and shampoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Bobbie's Automatic Hair Shampooer, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert B. Turner
  • Patent number: 4629347
    Abstract: A fluid pressure cleaning apparatus for cleaning large or inaccessible surfaces, such as a floor or truck sidewall. A housing has a manifold assembly mounted in the interior thereof with a plurality of linearly aligned spray nozzles spaced apart to provide a continuous spray or curtain of cleaning fluid to the surface to be cleaned. Portions of the manifold assembly extend through the housing and are connected to a handle assembly. A first brush array lines the outer edges of the housing and confines the spray from the manifold assembly and assists in cleaning the surface. A second array of scrub brushes is provided within the periphery of the first array. In one form of the cleaning apparatus the manifold assembly has a fluid discharge port and a valve selectively operable to open and close the port. When the valve is closed high pressure fluid is discharged from the nozzles to wash and rinse the surface. Detergent and fluid is directed unto the surface when the valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Harold A. Poppitz
  • Patent number: 4575270
    Abstract: An improved hose end sprayer is provided in which chemical concentrate from a reservoir circumscribing a tube secured to the end of the hose is gradually fed into a liquid stream passing through the tube. A back pressure baffle is fitted within the tube between a pair of holes spaced in the tube in the portion thereof circumscribed by the reservoir walls. A first of the holes permits gradually release of liquid concentrate within the reservoir when under pressure into the tube. This hole is positioned downstream of the baffle. A partition within the chamber is fitted over the tube, at least a portion thereof being movable under pressure from liquid within the tube passing through the second hole upstream of the baffle into the reservoir. This action causes sufficient pressure on the concentrate to cause its gradual release through the first hole into the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Dustbane Products Limited
    Inventor: Dennis A. Hammond
  • 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
  • Patent number: 4057353
    Abstract: A floor cleaning device which includes a handle of hollow pipe, one end of which is connected to a hose for supplying water, and a polishing head detachably connected to the other end thereof. The middle portion of the hollow pipe is divided into two flow passages by means of a partitioning. A valve is mounted in the upper end portions of the flow passages so as to selectively block either of them, and a net is stretched at the lower end of one of the flow passages. The polishing head has a brush or sponge for cleaning the floor and has plural holes communicating with the hollow pipe so as to supply the brush or sponge with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Kitatani
  • Patent number: 3989391
    Abstract: The main disclosure herein relates to a manually-operated washing device, particularly but not necessarily for automative vehicles, which includes an attachable portion that can be quickly clamped to the wand of a coin-operated car-wash unit for enabling a car-owner to wash his car manually in a unique procedure in less than ten minutes with all dirt removed and the least scratching of any wash. The car-wash device includes novel clamping mechanism and other means to enable quick attachment of the attachable portion to the wand while accommodating almost all shapes thereof now in service. A separate garden-hose wand can be included in the device, so the attachable portion can be clamped thereto for performing the fast but excellent car-wash at home (at no cost) exactly as at the coin-wash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Inventor: Robert H. Thorner