Selective Feed Patents (Class 401/45)
  • Patent number: 9465455
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) input system includes an IHS having an IHS processor and an IHS display screen coupled to the IHS processor. A pen is configurable to provide an input to the IHS. The pen includes a power supply system, a pen tip, a pen processor coupled to the pen tip, a pen memory that includes instructions that, when executed by the pen processor, causes the pen processor to provide a wake engine, and a motion activated device that is coupled between the power supply system and the pen processor. The motion activated device is configured, in response to movement of the pen, to couple the power supply system to the pen processor such that the wake engine activates the pen tip to configure the pen tip to provide inputs to the IHS processor through the IHS display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Charles D. Hood, III
  • Patent number: 9181522
    Abstract: The present application discloses a novel biological material transfer apparatus and methods of using the same. The apparatus is made up of double walled barrel shaped tip chamber to house either the single tip or multiple tips of fixed size and a unique ball head to transfer the biological material from one location to another location in an aseptic method. The tip has a fixed shape and size and a ball head which makes the process of picking and transferring of biological material easy, safe and convenient to use with large scale samples. The apparatus is further equipped with an ultra violet light which sterilize the tips just before their use making the entire process of transferring of biological material highly aseptic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventor: Mohammad Ahmed Khiyami
  • 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: 8550739
    Abstract: A shaving cream applicator brush system has a stationary disk, a rotatable brush body with a plurality of cartridge slots, a tapered stationary cover, and a brush head having bristles. The system has a cartridge that is inserted into the cartridge slot, with a tapered cartridge first end with a cartridge opening and a cartridge membrane that is able to be ruptured on a cartridge tip, a flat cartridge second end, a cylindrical cartridge body, and a cartridge hollow cavity inside. The cartridge has a pressure means to dispose a load of shaving cream from the cartridge through the ruptured cartridge membrane and the cartridge opening. Shaving cream is transported from a cartridge hollow cavity through a cartridge opening, through a stationary disk channel, through a stationary disk tubing extension, into the brush head for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy M. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20110250003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double type cosmetics package in which two applicator parts that apply make-up by individually discharging two cosmetic agents in one direction of a package main body are simultaneously formed. The double type cosmetics package may include a package main body that simultaneously receives a first cosmetic agent and a second cosmetic agent; a first applicator part that applies make-up by discharging the first cosmetic agent to a front end of the package main body; and a second applicator part that applies make-up by discharging the second cosmetic agent to the front end of the package main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: RND GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi KIM
  • Publication number: 20110116856
    Abstract: A printing device is provided having a nib configured to retract into the device when pressed upon a surface, an ink supply, and ink ejection nozzles in fluid communication with the ink supply and configured to print ink upon the surface responsive to the retraction of the nib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7850385
    Abstract: A liquid supply implement can accommodate a large amount of liquid without being subjected to limitation of a capacity of a temporary storage chamber temporarily storing the liquid overflowing a tank, or can reduce the capacity of the temporary storage chamber. A tank formed inside a rear barrel and accommodating a liquid is divided into a plurality of tank portions. In order that all the tank portions do not communicate with a tip end supply element between the tank and a pen tip, any one of a plurality of through-holes of an inner plug respectively communicating with the respective tank portions is allowed to communicate with one through-hole formed in a lateral wall of a front barrel. By rotating the rear barrel with respect to the front barrel, selected tank portion can be switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20090264713
    Abstract: In this disclosure a new type of pen is described which is able to modulate the trace of the pen in response to a sensory signal of the user, such as for example skin conductance or respiration. As is known, these types of sensory signals represent the mood of the user. By changing the trace of the pen from for example blue to red, a change in mood of the user can be expressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Evert Jan Van Loenen, Geert Langereis, Ralph Kurt, Steffen Reymann
  • Patent number: 7396177
    Abstract: A pen that includes a marking device for marking a visible path onto a first surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change a value of an attribute of the path such as color, line width, texture, or line spacing. A position sensing device or motion sensing device is connected to the marking device using a controller. An optical sensing device is also connected to the controller for sensing an attribute of a second surface. The controller is operable to change the value of the attribute of the path on the first surface so as to replicate the attribute of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Publication number: 20080149126
    Abstract: A packaging and application device includes a first container which can contain a first product, with the first container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the first product to be dispensed through a first dispensing orifice. The device further includes a second container which can contain a second product, with the second container including a deformable wall, so as to enable the second product to be dispensed through a second dispensing orifice. According to an example, a coupling arrangement is mounted on the containers and joins the first and second containers together. The first and second dispensing orifices emerge separately at the level of a first application surface and a second application surface respectively, and the first and second containers are configured so as to be able to be actuated independently of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Aline ABERGEL
  • Publication number: 20080056802
    Abstract: An artist's painting brush and method for using same wherein one or more chambers are located in the handle of the brush for the containment of one or more colors of paint having fluid viscosity. The handle is hollow and has a cap on one end for the addition of paint and securing of same therein. Inside the hollow handle is a barrier that separates the paint from the second end of the handle. The second end of the handle contains an absorbent means that absorbs the paint prior to application. On the outside of the handle are activation means to correspond to each reservoir that allows the barrier between the reservoir and the sponge to be breached. The sponge then absorbs the paint and pre-mixes any combination thereof. Upon depression of the second end of the handle wherein there exists a plurality of bristles for the application of the paint, the pre-mixed color or single color paint absorbed in the absorbent means is transferred to the canvas or other artist's media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Sossy Baghdoian
  • Patent number: 7311456
    Abstract: A disposable toothbrush with triple compartment handle, for storing and dispensing three oral hygiene agents. The agents are dispensed via plungers with pistons within the compartments. The cap is sealed after agent inclusion during manufacturing with plungers sealed at passages through the cap. A taper, neck, conduit, and multiple openings within the head insure laminar delivery of agents to the brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Veal M. Neal
  • Patent number: 7004663
    Abstract: A cleaning device, which has a swivel mounted removable sponge, a rigid arm, a pair of hollow tubes, and a hollow handle capable of containing cleaning fluid. Buttons located on the handle allow the user to release the cleaning fluid into the tubes and down into the sponge during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Carolyn Cupidon-Ebanks
  • Patent number: 6999067
    Abstract: An electromagnetic induction device with a writing function is disclosed in this present invention. The design of this invention combines an electromagnetic induction device and a writing device in a pen-like device. The electromagnetic induction device can be employed as a pointer device of a tablet. The writing device can be used as an ink pen. Moreover, while writing on paper, the tablet can detect and calculate the coordinates of the writing device and save the coordinates in memory device, such as a RAM. After communicating with the host machine, the monitor can response and display the handwriting trace. Hence, it is very convenient for a user to bring and carry a pen-like device with multiple functions according to this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Aiptek International Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Chuan Chao, Ping-Hung Chen, Chung-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 6877924
    Abstract: A dispensing device (10) is detachably mountable atop a plurality of valved containers (12a, 12b) containing constituents under pressure which are dispensed upon actuation of the container valves (17). The dispensing device (10) comprises a mixing chamber (56) for mixing together the constituents dispensed form the containers (12a, 12b) to form a mixed product and for outputting the mixed product through plural outlet ports (64), an applicator (25) having a plurality of tines (76) at least some of which are hollow, the hollow tines (76) being in fluid communication with respective outlet ports (64) of the mixing chamber (56) for dispensing from distal ends thereof the mixed product, and an actuator (50) for simultaneously actuating the container valves (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Mixtek System, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Mears, Richard Gray, Ralph Zissel, Harvey Levine, Lawrence Levine
  • Patent number: 6808330
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen includes a sensing device for sensing images or colors or both and a control device that effects the changing of the attribute based on the sensed images and/or colors. Additionally, the pen may include a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 6739779
    Abstract: A fabric repair coloring device and associated method of using the device to coloring unwanted bleached out spots on fabric. The device comprises a plurality of cartridges, an elongated cylindrical casing, a manifold, a rotating cap, and a conical applicator tip. These elements of the device are interconnected to allow a user to select a desired dye color or to mix a plurality of dyes together prior to precisely applying the mixed dyes onto the unwanted bleached out spots on a piece of fabric. The method comprises the steps of finding, obtaining, pressing, pushing, releasing, twisting, wiping, and withdrawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Suzanne M. Deeds
  • Patent number: 6722537
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge (10) for dispensing fluent materials into creases of garments to render them more permanent. The cartridge comprises a plastic elongated body (50) having an integral tongue (16) projecting laterally of the body at one end and through which the fluent composition (40) is dispensed by passing a piston (32) along the inside of the body. The tongue is a narrow member and is aligned with integral laterally projecting fins (18, 20) which fit into the crease of a garment to be rendered permanent. The tongue has a narrow rectangular bore into which fits a nozzle also having a narrow rectangular bore. The tongue bore and the nozzle bore are aligned with the fins, so as to provide maximum exactness in alignment of the body, crease and ribbon of composition which is dispensed from the nozzle. The design maximises application efficiency by ensuring registry with the crease and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Clantex Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth Houlbrook
  • Publication number: 20030138282
    Abstract: A writing instrument, e.g., a pen, incorporates at least three color ink chambers: cyan (C), yellow (Y), and magenta (M). The ink from the three chambers can be mixed in varying ratios to provide an output ink of any conceivable color. Ink jet nozzles, preferably thermal ink jet nozzles, are used to output the ink from the chambers. The ink may be output to a mixing chamber, onto a roller ball or other transfer member, or directly to the writing medium. Consequently, the ink output by the pen can be adjusted by the user to any desired color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: David M. Payne, Tim M. Hoberock, C. Troy Jensen
  • Patent number: 6550997
    Abstract: A cartridge for a pen has an electronically controllable marking device, such as an ink jet printhead, for marking a visible path on a surface, a non marking stylus nib that in use contacts the surface with the marking device directed toward or contacting the surface The cartridge includes an on/off switch that turns the marking device on and off. Movement of the stylus nib or application of more than a predetermined compressive force to the stylus nib turns on the on/off switch and so causes the marking device to be turned on, so marking a path on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Tobin Allen King, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20030063943
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen also includes a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes. Additionally, the pen may include a display to indicate the selected attributes to the user and a sensing device for sensing coded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20030053840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pen which includes a marking device, the pen being operative to mark a visible path onto a surface, the marking device being electronically controllable to change an attribute of the path, the pen including a user interface whereby a user may modify the attribute, the pen including at least one sensing device for sensing images or colors or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 6474888
    Abstract: A pen has a marking device operative to mark a visible path onto a surface. The marking device is electronically controllable to change at least one of the attributes of the path. The attributes are constituted by the characteristics of the ink being deposited and can include the amount of ink deposited, the width of the line produced, and the color of the ink deposited. The pen also includes a user interface provided by one or more potentiometers or control buttons such that the user may modify the attributes. Additionally, the pen may include a display to indicate the selected attributes to the user and a sensing device for sensing coded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 6386778
    Abstract: A dispensing system is provided for a multi-component product. The dispensing system includes (a) a body, containing a first component of the product and having a dispensing end constructed to apply a portion of the first component to a surface; and (b) a cap, constructed to cover the dispensing end, containing a reservoir adapted to receive a second component of the product and being constructed to apply a portion of the second component to the dispensing end prior to applying the first component to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Gordon G. Guay, Lorraine Blanchard, Harry Thompson
  • Patent number: 5911533
    Abstract: A microfluidic pen for selectivly writing lines of different colors, includes a colorant mixing chamber and a writing tip in communication with the colorant mixing chamber; a plurality of colorant reservoirs disposed in the pen and which contain different colorants; microkinetic pump selectively effective to deliver colorant in selected amounts from the colorant reservoirs to the colorant mixing chamber wherein the colorants are mixed to provide a colorant of the desired color. The color is selected by a user and actuates the microkinetic pump to cause the desired amount of colorants to be delivered to the colorant mixing chamber where the writing tip can write a line of the desired line colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Werner Fassler, James E. Pickering, Kin K. Lum
  • 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: 5403105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toothbrush with a detachable dentifrice dispenser assembly. The brush includes a head portion with a centrally located aperture. The aperture communicates with a corresponding aperture located within the detachable dentifrice dispenser. The dispenser is adapted to be removably secured on the bottom surface of the toothbrush. In alternate embodiments, a plunger assembly is located in association with the dispenser to facilitate the dispensing of the dentifrice through the aperture in the head portion and into the bristles of the brush. Alternatively, the dispenser assembly can be removed and dentifrice can be delivered directly from the container through the head aperture and into the bristles of brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Inventor: King D. Jameson
  • Patent number: 5383736
    Abstract: A writing instrument including a body having at its distal end a saddle portion in which a writing element, for example a ball, is placed, and a feeding element with a plurality of channels through which mixing components may pass for application to a surface by the writing element. The feeding element is configured with the body so that the body is rotatable about the feeding element. There is provided at least one opening or passageway in the body position between the feeding element and the writing element wherein the mixing of the components takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Inventor: Pavel D. Okulov
  • Patent number: 5114255
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, with a through-extending aperture directed laterally of the housing, with the housing defining a cavity accessed through a fill spout. The housing includes a selectively mounted first cup-shaped pad member, with a plunger operative through an upper surface of the housing to direct fluid from interiorly of the cavity of the housing to the cup-shaped pad member. A further cup-shaped pad member may be utilized defined by a sinusoidal bottom surface, including cup-shaped troughs defined by a predetermined depth, with each of the troughs including a matrix of bristles defined by a length less than the predetermined depth to enhance cleaning in use. Further, a modification of the invention includes a partition wall, with the partition wall dividing the housing cavity into a plurality of separate chambers, each selectively operative through an associated plunger to direct fluid into an underlying pad member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventor: Jose R. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 5088849
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a plurality of liquids, such as for tanning, at the same time to the human body. The applicator includes a handle and an applicator head at the top of the handle. The head receives a pad for contact with the body where the liquids are to be applied. The handle has at least two chambers for separately containing the liquids. The liquids are fed from the chambers to the applicator pad for application to the body upon contact with the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Jeff H. Johnson
    Inventors: Jeff H. Johnson, Tom D. Bowers
  • Patent number: 4871275
    Abstract: A planar window washing device especially adapted to clean extremely soiled windows in a single washing step. The device comprises an elongate handle member and a cleaning head assembly. The cleaning head assembly includes a carrier member and first and second wiping means. The first wiping means is in the nature of a rubber squeegee and the second wiping means is in the nature of an abrasive pad which is movable between a first inoperative position and a second operative position in contact with the window surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Glenn R. Aldous
  • 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: 4225254
    Abstract: A surgical scrub system used in an operating room for dispensing any selected one of a plurality of sterile liquids and applying the selected liquid to an area of the body of a patient while maintaining the sterile condition desired at that area, the scrub system including a scrub device constructed primarily of sterilizable materials and a dispensing arrangement to which the scrub device may be aseptically coupled for transfer of the selected liquid to the scrub device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventors: Steven E. Holberg, Ronald J. Sollitto
  • Patent number: 4221496
    Abstract: The invention refers to an improved writing fluid cartridge or writing fluid tank with a connection section at the front end for attachment to a writer, especially a tube writer, wherein the cartridge is divided into at least two sealably separate compartments, one of which having an ink capacity equal to substantially the ink capacity of the writer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Mesne Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerold Anderka, Hans-Joachim Ritter, Werner Zuchner
  • Patent number: 3942902
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for spreading mixtures of primary colors in fluid form by means of a spreading device, such as a drawing or painting device, having containers for colors and thinner connected to a spreading or painting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Inventors: Vieno Reino Pajala, Maija-Liisa Pajala