Diverse Materials Supplied Patents (Class 401/47)
  • Patent number: 8668399
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating includes a multi-component cartridge, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridge, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group including a roller, a brush, and an angled spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle. A method includes applying a coating to a surface with the above-described device. Another method includes applying a non-skid coating to a surface with the above-described device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 8632269
    Abstract: An oral care instrument includes at least one oral care agent. In one embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided on one or more surfaces of the oral care instrument or included within cavities within the head or in one or more surfaces of a head. In other embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided in or on a thin slab subsequently bonded onto a surface, or applied as a stable coating. The oral care instrument can also be provided with a wear indicator. The oral care agents can be released during one use, during multiple uses, or throughout the life of the instrument. Water, oral secretions and/or chemicals within the mouth can activate the oral care agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, Van Canady, Steven M. Sorrel, Candi Rancel, Heng Cai, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8534949
    Abstract: A toothbrush having brush means and a means to support the brush means; and a one or two part therapeutic tooth treatment composition which becomes activated when wet incorporated on the brush means or within the toothbrush means to support the brush means in a manner such that the composition remains inactive during storage and is only activated when contacted with water or saliva; and a method comprising brushing a tooth with the toothbrush so that the brush means become wet with saliva, optionally wetting the brush means with water immediately prior to brushing a tooth, and the composition becomes activated to form a therapeutic composition to provide remineralization, whitening, and/or fluoridation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: MYCONE Dental Supply, Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Larry W Steffier, George M Lein
  • Patent number: 8376643
    Abstract: An oral care instrument includes at least one oral care agent. In one embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided on one or more surfaces of the oral care instrument or included within cavities within the head or in one or more surfaces of a head. In other embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided in or on a thin slab subsequently bonded onto a surface, or applied as a stable coating. The oral care instrument can also be provided with a wear indicator. The oral care agents can be released during one use, during multiple uses, or throughout the life of the instrument. Water, oral secretions and/or chemicals within the mouth can activate the oral care agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, Steven M. Sorrel, Candi Rancel, Heng Cai, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Eduardo J. Jimenez, Barbara Canady
  • Patent number: 8100597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying a fluid, comprising an application container (12) limiting a receiving space (34), the application container being equipped at a first end (14) with an application unit (16), and being connected via a valve unit (20) at a second end to a reservoir container (22) having a reservoir space (38), the reservoir container being embodied of a sleeve which is guided at a plunger-like cylindrical body (26) of the valve unit (20) via an annular collar (24) that has a lateral channel (30), which is connected to an axial channel (32), which leads to the receiving space (34) of the application container (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Patent number: 8092110
    Abstract: An oral care instrument includes at least one oral care agent. In one embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided on one or more surfaces of the oral care instrument or included within cavities within the head or in one or more surfaces of a head. In other embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided in or on a thin slab subsequently bonded onto a surface, or applied as a stable coating. The oral care instrument can also be provided with a wear indicator. The oral care agents can be released during one use, during multiple uses, or throughout the life of the instrument. Water, oral secretions and/or chemicals within the mouth can activate the oral care agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Bruce M. Russell, Van Canady, Barbara Canady, legal representative, Steven M. Sorrel, Candi Rancel, Heng Cai, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Eduardo J. Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20110268490
    Abstract: A package for two liquid personal care compositions, including an applicator, a first reservoir, and a second reservoir. The applicator is non-removably connected at and extends away from the first cavity. The first and second reservoirs each hold a quantity of a liquid composition therein. The first reservoir includes an open end sized for independent insertion and removal of the applicator therethrough. The first reservoir is removable and protectively encases the applicator. The second reservoir includes a closed end an opposing open end, through which a liquid composition can be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Gwen Sheila Trinidad Acierto, Mark Jay Barnes, Christopher Louis Hansen, Folke Schlueter, Ian Andrew Carnduff
  • Patent number: 8021064
    Abstract: A packaging and dispenser device includes at least two reservoirs containing two different compositions for application to the human body, and a fluid-application surface that is flocked at least in part, and onto which there open out at least two distinct dispenser orifices that are fed by the first and second reservoirs respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7845518
    Abstract: A product packaging and dispensing assembly includes one or more containers containing a product. The assembly includes a dispensing device which is movable relative to the container in a swiveling or rocking motion to actuate an actuator rod of the container. In addition, an arrangement is provided which limits displacement of the dispensing device to prevent or minimize movement of the dispensing device in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the actuator rod, and also to limit swiveling movement in a direction opposite to that utilized for actuation of the actuator rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pierre-Andre Lasserre, Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7815384
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprises at least two cylindrical cartridges, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridges, a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, a first flexible hose disposed between and in fluid communication with the nozzle and the spray tip, and a second hose, in fluid communication with the spray tip, for supplying atomization air to the spray tip. Methods of applying coatings with the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Publication number: 20100047005
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a light-emitting writing instrument that can indicate characters and figures by utilizing chemiluminescence phenomena and a light-emitting indicator using the light-emitting writing instrument. A light-emitting wiring instrument 1 includes a fluorescent liquid 21 and an oxidizing liquid 31 that are respectively sealed in destructible containers 2 and 3 and that generate a chemiluminescence phenomenon when mixed with each other; a rod-shaped cylindrical container 4 that also functions as a grip and accommodates a mixture of the fluorescent liquid 21 and the oxidizing liquid 31 discharged from the destructible containers 2 and 3; and an application portion 5 liquid-tightly attached to a tip of the cylindrical container 4 so as to be communicated with the cylindrical container 4. A light-emitting indicator 8 using the light-emitting writing instrument 1 (to be continued).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: LUMICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Masahiko Fujita, Toshifumi Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20100034574
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes inner and outer compartments for housing two different cosmetic liquid materials therein, the outer compartment secured to a cap by threading; a spring biased valve for blocking both openings of the inner and outer compartments when the device is in an inoperative position; and an outlet assembly partially fastened in the valve. An individual may unfasten and remove the cap from the device to unblock the valve, and squeeze both the outer and the inner compartments to push the cosmetic liquid materials to mix in the outlet assembly prior to dispensing out of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: JUN ZHANG
  • Patent number: 7461987
    Abstract: A device for packaging and distributing at least first and second cosmetic compositions, which are different from each other and which may be mixed together for the purpose of applying them to keratin materials may be configured to separately store the first and second compositions. The device may include a regulating member configured to allow a user to vary a relative proportion of at least one composition in the mixture, the relative proportion conditioning at least one visible optical effect other than color in the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: L*Oreal
    Inventors: Anne Liechty, Anke Hadasch
  • Patent number: 7435027
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for storing and dispensing a plurality of cosmetic masses includes an applicator container and an applicator tip; and methods for making the same. The applicator container includes a first reservoir having an elongate portion that is disposed in a second reservoir having a neck portion. The applicator tip includes an outer portion and an inner portion having an inlet and an outlet that is fluidly connected by a shaft having at least one wall. The outer portion engages the neck portion and the elongate portion is disposed in the shaft thereby defining a channel that is fluidly connected to the second reservoir between the elongate portion and the at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Cosmolab Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin J. Hetzel
  • 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
  • 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: 7255508
    Abstract: A writing system for producing a writing having time-dependent characteristics includes: a pen including: a reservoir containing a fluid; and a writing tip configured to dispense the fluid to a writing surface, wherein the fluid includes a first chemical; and a writing surface including a second chemical chemically reactive with the first chemical, wherein the chemical reaction between the first and second chemicals has a known time dependence, and wherein an extent of chemical reaction between the first chemical and the second chemical is indicative of a time of dispensing of the fluid to the writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew F. Knight
  • Patent number: 7144170
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprising a multi-component cartridge comprising at least two cylindrical cartridges, each cylindrical cartridge comprising an aperture and an open filling end that is disposed opposite the aperture and that is slidingly sealed by a cartridge piston seal, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with each aperture, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group consisting of a roller, a brush and a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, wherein at least one flexible hose is disposed between and in fluid communication with the cartridge and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 7040827
    Abstract: A device for at least one of applying a product to a surface and packaging a product may include at least one element that may include at least one substance, and at least one of the product and the surface receiving the product may be enabled to contact the at least one substance. Alternatively, or in addition, the at least one element may generate at least one of an electric field and a magnetic field, and at least one of the product and the surface may be enabled to be subjected to the field generated by the at least one substance. Other devices as well as methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7001091
    Abstract: A pen includes a housing; a first reservoir inside the housing and configured to contain a first fluid, the first reservoir including a first opening configured to dispense the first fluid; a second reservoir inside the housing and configured to contain a second fluid, the second reservoir including a second opening configured to dispense the second fluid; a first writing tip extending from the housing and configured to dispense a substantially homogeneously mixed fluid to a writing surface; and a mixing region connected to the first and second openings and the first writing tip and configured to substantially homogeneously mix the first and second fluids and dispense the substantially homogeneously mixed fluid to the first writing tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Andrew F. Knight
  • Patent number: 7001095
    Abstract: A cleaning brush assembly includes a control handle, an extension pipe mounted on a second end of the control handle, a angle adjustable pipe module mounted on the extension pipe, and a cleaning portion mounted on the angle adjustable pipe module. The control handle includes a connecting member, a control seat, a control shaft, a switch member, and a control valve. Thus, the cleaning water is introduced into the primary flow channel for flushing use and can also be mixed with the detergent in the primary flow channel for cleaning use by rotation of the control valve, thereby facilitating a user operating cleaning brush assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • 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: 6834778
    Abstract: A mixing and discharge device is provided, in which contents are ejected from a pair of containers (33) standing next to each other and are mixed and discharged outside of this device, by pressing down the discharge nozzles (35) of said containers simultaneously with the manipulation of the thumb and a finger of the hand holding the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignees: Kanebo, Limited, Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Jinbo, Tomomi Hamada, Keiko Ishikawa, Yoshie Aoki, Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Toru Toma
  • Patent number: 6821042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for treating shoes, especially leather-containing shoes, such as athletic shoes, and methods and articles of manufacture employing same to treat the shoes prior to and/or during and/or after washing the shoes. More particularly, the present invention relates to compositions applied to one or more shoes in need of treatment prior to and/or during and/or after washing the shoes for imparting a desired benefit to the shoes such as cleaning and/or conditioning and/or disinfecting and/or deodorizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Homer Baker, Michael Peter Siklosi, Henry Cheng Na, Janine Morgens Strang, Donna Jean Haeggberg, William Michael Scheper, Connie Lynn Sheets, Fernando Ray Tolléns, Michael Glen Murray, Michael Timothy Creedon, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Toan Trinh, Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Vincent John Becks
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040179888
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to liquid applicators. More specifically, the present invention relates to a hand-held liquid applicator having a flexible elongated hollow body within which at least two liquid-filled, glass ampoules are received, and a mechanism for fracturing the ampoules to release the liquid for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Scott A. Tufts, Manual Guzman, Jesus Flores
  • Patent number: 6789971
    Abstract: The multi-channel container comprises of a multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator that defines multiple channels within its body that may contain different substances in each channel and that is sealed on both ends. A score is formed at a predetermined distance from each sealed end of the multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator such that when the multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator is bent it will break open at the score discharging the substances in the channels. The multi-channel container is a multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator that is easy to package, convenient, easy to use, easy to transport, sanitary, economical, and self-contained. The multi-channel container is not only a container but can also be used as the applicator. Furthermore, the multi-channel container eliminates the tedious task of measuring the proper proportion of the substances required for application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • Publication number: 20040165935
    Abstract: An applicator including at least one tube with at least one plug of a liquid or a powder inside the tube. At least a first substance is contained in an inside space of the tube, with the space defined at a first end by the liquid or powder plug. The plug is arranged, in use, to be expelled together with the first substance when it leaves the inside space of the tube. The applicator further includes at least one second substance different from the first substance and dissociated therefrom prior to use. Kit or packaging arrangements are also provided for containing one or more of the applicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Myriam Kauffmann, Pascal Simon
  • Publication number: 20040136771
    Abstract: A device for at least one of packaging and dispensing a product may include a receptacle configured to contain a product and at least one body. The at least one body may include a binder and a plurality of particles associated with the binder. The at least one body may define at least one cavity visible to the naked eye, and the device may be configured so that, at least during use of the device, the at least one body is at least partially in contact with the product and at least some of the plurality of particles is at least partially in contact with the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • 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: 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: 20030068189
    Abstract: The present invention comprises of a multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator that defines multiple channels within its body that may contain different substances in each channel and that is sealed on both ends. A score is formed at a predetermined distance from each sealed end of the multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator such that when the multi-channel single-tube sealed container and applicator is bent it will break open at the score discharging the substances in the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Garry Tsaur
  • 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: 6510877
    Abstract: A hand-held cleaning device includes a hollow body member having an interior portion and an exterior portion, the interior portion comprising a plurality of separate reservoirs, an abrasive surface attached to the exterior portion of the hollow body member, and at least one passage leading from each reservoir to the abrasive surface. The present invention also relates to a cleaning system comprising a hand-held cleaning device and a refilling dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Trace Wendell De Guzman Trajano, Elmer Quirimit Delos Reyes
  • Patent number: 6505983
    Abstract: A brush coupled to a hairdye ejecting apparatus in which a first hairdye and a second hairdye are simultaneously ejected from a pair of storing vessels to dye or to decolorize the hairs. The first hairdye and the second hairdye can be ejected in a combination of them, thereby making it possible to dye or decolorize the hairs by only one stroke of the brush. In the brush coupled to a hairdye ejecting apparatus according to the present invention, if a push button 18 is pressed, a pair of levers 28 are pivoted downward to push down a pair of blocks 15. Then the pair of the blocks 15 press down a pair nozzles 11b of a tank 11, with the result that the hairdyes are supplied into the blocks 15. Then the hairdyes are supplied to a hairdye collecting member 16 where the hairdyes are mixed together. Then the mixed hairdyes pass through a guide pipe 17, a conduit 33, and a plurality of branch conduits 33a so as to be ultimately ejected through outlets 35a of hairdye ejecting comb blades 35 to the hairs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Esther Cos. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Kook Seo
  • Patent number: 6499900
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing a multiple-component liquid solution includes a product chamber member movably mounted within the sidewall of a canister, and defining at least first and second separate product chambers for containing liquids to be dispensed. First and second pistons are mounted in fixed positions within the canister and respectively slidably disposed within the first and second chambers. First and second passages extend from the respective pistons for feeding liquids displaced from the chambers through a manifold to a surface applicator mounted on the canister. Cooperating structure on the canister and the chamber member is manipulated by a user to move the chamber member within the canister over the pistons, and thereby to displace liquids from the chambers through the pistons to the manifold, in which the liquids are mixed and fed to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventor: Leonora M. Brozell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020122685
    Abstract: A package for a multiple-component composition includes a first sheet and a second sheet connected to the first sheet, and at least one of the sheets is made of a flexible material. At least two storage chambers and a mixing chamber are located between the sheets and interconnected by passageways. In certain embodiments, the mixing chamber is located between the passageways. In some embodiments, the passageways are spaced from each other. Compressing the storage chamber directs components in the respective chambers into the mixing chamber for subsequent dispensing as needed. Optionally, an actuator is provided and has a channel for receiving the package. As the package moves through the channel, the storage chambers are compressed and the components in the storage chamber are directed to the mixing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee, Dale D. Peterson, Brian A. Shukla
  • Publication number: 20020090251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for a fabric treatment composition and its application. More specifically the invention relates to a versatile convenient to carry and to apply fabric treatment applicator. Claimed and described is an applicator comprising a nib and further comprising bleach and surfactant. The present invention combines effective mechanical stain removal and effective chemical stain removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Roy Sandbach, Jean Wevers
  • 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: 6334727
    Abstract: An applicator comprises a support which is configured to allow the applicator to be engaged with a container containing a first product, in the form of a gel, cream, or liquid, and an application member on the support. The application member is capable of conveying the first product from an opening defined by the support to an application face of the said application member. The applicator further includes a lid configured to removably cover the applicator member by engaging with the support. In a closed end of the lid there is a second product, in the form of a solid cake or powder. The application face is capable, when the lid is fitted, of being pressed elastically against the second product so that the second product can be loaded onto the application face. Once the first and second products have been loaded onto the application face, the lid can be removed and the application face can be put in contact with a surface to apply the combined first and second products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6056463
    Abstract: There are provided an aqueous ballpoint pen refill which can produce tasteful writings or drawings with a plurality of colors and which gives an attractive impression, since the inks in the ink reservoir constitute an interesting pattern and also a process for producing the same. A plurality of aqueous inks Ia and Ib with different colors are charged into an ink reservoir having a point tip at the front end to form a vertical or horizontal layered structure or a spiral structure; the aqueous inks containing pigments as coloring agents respectively and each having a viscosity of 45 mPa.multidot.S or more; the specific gravity difference of the inks being not more than 0.05. Injection needles connected respectively to front ends of a plurality of ink tanks are inserted to the transparent ink reservoir, and the plurality of inks with different colors are injected while the injection needles are drawn out of the ink reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: The Sailor Pen Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Akane Nishio, Koji Matsuo, Shinko Mukoda, Koichi Murakawa
  • Patent number: 6027273
    Abstract: A toothbrush with pressurized toothpaste dispenser for dispensing toothpaste by pressing a release valve. The inventive device includes a toothbrush having a handle portion and a brushing portion. The handle portion has a hollow interior with a paste conduit extending from it into the brushing portion. The paste conduit is in communication with a paste nozzle that extends outwardly of the brushing portion. The brushing portion has a plurality of bristles that extend outwardly from it and surround the paste nozzle. The hollow interior of the handle portion of the toothbrush is adapted to receive toothpaste. The interior has a forward biasing portion that urges toothpaste held in the hollow interior of the handle portion into the paste conduit. A paste dispensing valve is in communication with the paste conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Yu Cheng Li
  • 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: 5842487
    Abstract: A self-contained toothbrush construction 10 including a handle unit 11, a brush unit 12, and a cap unit 13. The handle unit 11 comprises a hollow housing member 20 including concentric chambers 21, 22. The inner chamber 21 is dimensioned to receive a toothpaste cartridge 50 and the outer chamber 22 forms a reservoir for liquid such as water or mouthwash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Neil A. Ledet
  • Patent number: 5695293
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hand held brush for delivering multiple foamable wash/wax solutions and designed to effectively and aesthetically wax the vehicle which includes a generally hollow elongated shaft having a first end and a second end and a plurality of veins extending thought the shaft, a head connected to the first end of the shaft and having a plurality separate compartments and a plurality of aperture surfaces formed within the head, a first of the compartments communicating with a first of the veins and a first of the aperture surfaces, and a second of the compartments communicating with a second of the veins and a second of the aperture surfaces, and the head further having means connected to the head for aiding application of the foamable wash/wax solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Steven Andrew Chase
  • Patent number: 5636932
    Abstract: A light-emitting ball-point pen having two tubes filled with two different chemical solutions, a pen body receiving the two tubes in its interior, a steel ball fitted in a front end opening of the pen body and contacting with an outlet aperture of each of the two tubes containing a chemical solution, rotation of the steel ball forcing the chemical solutions to flow out of the outlet apertures of the two tubes, and mixing with each other to give off light during writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Ming-Shish Kuo
  • 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