Including Means To Regulate Coating Thickness Patents (Class 401/5)
  • Patent number: 8826961
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a finisher system for finishing joints, seams or gaps in wallboard. According to an example embodiment, the finisher system comprises a finisher for dispensing mastic onto wallboard and an adapter configured for pivotally connecting the finisher to a handle. The finisher and adapter are cooperatively configured to substantially prevent sliding motion of the finisher relative to the adapter, and to ensure appropriate registration and orientation of the finisher relative to the adapter. A fluid communication path is defined within the adapter, allowing mastic to flow through the adapter. A pivot pin enables a first portion of the adapter to pivot relative to a second portion of the adapter, and defines a bore therein that permits mastic to flow through the pivot pin and between the adapter's first and second portions. The adapter is configured for attachment to a handle having a substantially tear drop shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Axia Acquisition Corporation, Graco Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Castagnetta, Matthew W. Jungklaus, Charles C. Somers, III
  • Patent number: 8713787
    Abstract: A select spring coupler structure is outfitted upon a flat finisher assembly or apparatus so as to enhance the user's ability to maintain the flat finisher apparatus. The flat finisher apparatus essentially comprises at least one (tension) coil spring removably held in tension between opposing anchor structures. The select spring coupler structure according to the present invention is outfittable upon the coil spring at the first spring end of the coil spring. The spring coupler structure comprises certain radially extending structure for engaging the first spring end and certain finger engaging structure for enabling manual alteration (i.e. via one's digits) of spring tension so as to disengage the first spring end from respective anchoring structure. The spring coupler structure may be twisted into engagement with the first spring end(s) via the helical structure of adjacent loops of the coil spring to couple therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Roger R. Parelius
  • Publication number: 20130302078
    Abstract: A method for selectively applying a reflectance modifying agent (RMA) to an area of skin, the method comprising receiving an image of the area of skin, identifying, using the image, a nominated point within the area of skin, determining an actual reflectance of the nominated point, applying an edge protection technique based on the image to generate one or more outputs, determining a desired reflectance of the nominated point based on the one or more outputs, calculating an amount of RMA to be applied based on the output, and determining whether to apply the RMA to the area of skin based on the amount of RMA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Albert D. Edgar
  • Patent number: 8523467
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to building tools that are high quality, durable, and in some case lightweight. For example, various tools may made by forming multiple sections into a single integrated piece by, for example, casting the parts using a molding process so as to reduce manufacturing cost and increase the structural durability of the tool. Further, various tools may be made, at least in part, using a material including magnesium to reduce the weight of the tool. Still further, various tools may be made using one or more protective coatings for protecting various metals against corrosion, for example, using a high impact coating such as paint covered with a clear coat of lacquer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Scott A. Murray
  • Patent number: 8430588
    Abstract: An application nozzle for viscous adhesives has a nozzle housing (1) encompassing an interior (4) that has an application edge (6) along which a plurality of nozzle openings (8, 33) are arranged, and has at least one feed opening (5) located opposite from the application edge (6). The interior (4) of the nozzle housing (1) widens from the feed opening (5) towards the nozzle openings (8, 33), as seen in the direction of the application edge (6). Flow elements (9, 10, 11) to convey the adhesive from the feed opening (5) to the nozzle openings (8, 33) are provided in the interior (4) of the nozzle housing (1) and at least one flow element (9, 10, 11) that has an inflow edge (12) and an outflow edge (13) and that is oriented in such a way that the flow element, while being completely surrounded by the volume flow of adhesive, uniformly distributes the volume flow of adhesive, taking into consideration the different flow paths leading from the feed opening (5) to the individual nozzle openings (8, 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bona GmbH Deutschland
    Inventor: Thomas Haack
  • Patent number: 8352139
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a changeover mechanism which is able to change a connection state of an electric motor output shaft to any one of “an IN-Connection State” in which a power transmission path is provided between a transmission input shaft and the electric motor output shaft, “an OUT-Connection State” in which a power transmission path is provided between the transmission output shaft and the electric motor output shaft, and “a neutral state” in which no transmission path therebetween is provided. When a kick-down-condition is satisfied, a changeover operation for changing an electric motor connection state to the OUT-Connection State is firstly performed. Thereafter, a gear position shifting operation for increasing a transmission reduction ratio is performed. After the kick-down-condition satisfied, an E/G side output torque Te and a M/G side output torque Tm is adjusted in such a manner that a sum Ts of Te and Tm continues to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin AI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hatori, Takeshige Miyazaki, Kan Sasaki, Toshio Tanba, Yousuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20120328792
    Abstract: A method for extruding and depositing a slurry or mortar onto a selected work surface uses a mortar gun assembly with a chamber for receiving mortar from a remote supply hopper and an extruder configured to selectively apply a bead or ribbon of mortar of selected thickness onto the work surface. The mortar gun assembly provides mortar from the hopper under pressure and the user selectively applies mortar by controlling a rotating port valve between the hopper and the mortar gun chamber. The rotating port valve provides a “rest state” in which the mortar is not sent to the mortar gun, but is instead re-circulated by the pump back to the hopper so un-dispensed mortar is kept moving and cannot dry or set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas S. CAMPBELL
  • Patent number: 8292528
    Abstract: An applicator for applying drywall mastic or other material to a flat drywall surface or to an outside drywall joint or other surface comprises a body member having an upper surface and a lower surface and a pair of opposed ends, a recess in the lower surface for connection to a source of the material to be applied to the surface and at least one pair of opposed arms pivotally mounted on one of the sides of the body member for movement between deployed and retracted positions depending on whether the material is being applied to an outside corner joint or a flat surface, respectively. In another embodiment, the applicator has a pair of relatively moveable blades located in operational relationship with respect to each other for controlling flow of the material from the recess to the surface to which it is being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Melvin Larry Ovens
  • Patent number: 8177451
    Abstract: The brush applicator has a tapered inner wall and inwardly extended flange inside of a nozzle, which secures a molded or crimped brush assembly. Two edge applicators apply a substantially uniform thin layer of adhesive or glue only on the edge surface of a workpiece. A first edge applicator applies glue through an exit and a second embodiment of the edge applicator has a roller with side flanges and with a reduced portion in-between. A flat surface applicator may have plural vanes and channels inside of two outer walls to distribute adhesive to a wider flat exit. A biscuit applicator applies glue on two side surfaces of elliptical slots that are formed by biscuit cutters. The glue flows through plural vanes or plural transversely positioned openings and passes to form two opposite layers of glue. A dowel applicator applies a thin substantially uniform layer of glue on the wall of a dowel-receiving hole prior to installation of dowel pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Joon Park
  • Patent number: 8047735
    Abstract: Applicator tip for applying fast curing adhesive of low viscosity to a surface. The applicator tip comprises a body with an inner canal for feeding the adhesive to an orifice. Spikes in various shapes and placements are arranged around the orifice for preventing the orifice from contacting the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Broadley, Michael Mulvey, Nico Zinndorf
  • Publication number: 20110129283
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic composition on human keratinous material, the device comprising: a non-colorimetric detection system; an application system for applying the composition to keratinous material, comprising a reservoir containing the cosmetic composition; and a processor unit for controlling the application system as a function at least of data received from the detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Henri Samain
  • Patent number: 7743586
    Abstract: A mortar applying machine incorporating housing, having a rotatable drive wheel mounted therein, the drive wheel adhered upon a pivot shaft located within the housing, and the drive wheel being disposed through the bottom of the housing for mortar and engagement with the surface of a row of blocks previously applied in the forming of a building wall. Fixedly mounted to the same shaft are a pair of paddles, formed of blades, which assure the proper shifting and movement of the fluid mortar into position within the housing, for passage out of its lower openings, and onto the transverse lands of the row of blocks as previously applied into the building wall. A diverter is provided within the housing to assure that the fluid mortar flows towards the front of the housing with respect to the direction of its movement when depositing a layer of mortar onto a previously laid row of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Save Block, LLC
    Inventor: Norman Hancock
  • Patent number: 7614813
    Abstract: A grout dispenser which dispenses a grout mixture from a container through a tracking square-toothed-shaped nipple having an off-on valve and extrudes the mixture into spaces between previously-set tiles. A utility stand, a grout float device and a tracking wheel to maintain a straight line are included. In use, the strip glides over the edges of the installed tiles on a predetermined width, spaces or tracks. By gliding over the uncured grout, mortar, the float gives the spaces or tracks a concave appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Chandrakant R. Yande
  • Patent number: 7581897
    Abstract: The device comprises an applicator (2) and a cover (5) configured to be adaptable on the applicator (2), the external face (3) of which is impregnated with conditioning substance for shoes by rolling dispenser means (10) incorporated in the internal face (9) of the cover (5), which includes a reservoir (4) with such substance. The substance dosing is produced on opening the device, the applicator (2) sliding, via some guides (8) arranged on the lateral face (7) of the cover (5), over the dispenser means (10) which apply an optimum quantity of substance to the external face (3) of the applicator (2), with which the footwear is subsequently rubbed to clean it. When used, the device is closed by transversely coupling the applicator (2) inside the cover (5), preferably of plastic with transparent reservoir (4). For convenience, the device can incorporate an ergonomic handle (1) joined to the applicator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Zobele Espana S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Caserta, Julio Cesar Ruiz Ballesteros, Jose Antonio Munoz Martinez, David Moreno Perez, Xavier Alvarez Leal, Fernando Mayor Sans
  • Patent number: 7494295
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a substance may include a receptacle containing a supply of the substance, a first applicator element configured to be filled with the substance from the receptacle, and a second applicator element configured to be separated from the receptacle, configured to come into contact with a region to be treated, and configured to at least one of spread out and blend in the substance from the first applicator element. The second applicator element may surround the first applicator element at least in part, at least while the second applicator element is secured to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Delage
  • Publication number: 20080296757
    Abstract: A fluid spreader includes a first surface, wherein the first surface has at least one channel that continuously or discontinuously extends to an outer periphery of the first surface, allowing fluid to flow easily and thereby reducing the thickness of the fluid between the fluid spreader and another device or component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Hoffman, Rajiv Tandon, Chun-Hou Chan
  • Publication number: 20070292196
    Abstract: A drywall finisher's flat box is disclosed, having an adjustable pressure plate spring, independent suspension for guide wheels on the back plate, and a wiper configured so that the pressure plate can be pushed flat against the back plate, thus expelling nearly all of the drywall compound from the flat box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Werner Schlecht
  • Patent number: 7114869
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes drywall tools that employ rotatable joints, e.g., ball joints, and methods of using such tools. One particular implementation of a drywall tool includes a body having a recess adapted to pivotably receive a rounded connector of a handle. A retainer carried by the body includes first and second rods. Each of the rods is rotatable about an axis and has a non-uniform circumference with respect to that axis such that such that a surface of the rod is spaced farther from a recess axis of the recess when in its open position than when in its closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Northstar Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Mark MacMillan
  • Patent number: 6969691
    Abstract: A doctor blade for removing water from a mating member, such as a grooved elastic belt in the press part of a papermaking machine, comprises a resin-impregnated fibrous laminate, in which at least a part of the warp of a base material in the laminate, which comes into contact with the mating member, is brush-shaped, so that the warp enters the insides of the grooves to remove water therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Takeuchi, Hirofumi Ishii
  • Patent number: 6877923
    Abstract: A flowable media dispensing device is shown that includes a removable sealing device that seals a dispensing opening of the dispensing device when not in use, and is removed to expose the dispensing opening during application of the flowable media. The use of a sealing device permits the user to leave unused media such as drywall joint compound inside the dispensing device when not in use. The time consuming step of cleaning the dispensing device after every use is therefore eliminated. Further, media such as drywall joint compound that would previously have been wasted during the cleaning process is saved, providing more efficient use of the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Monte Grayden
  • Patent number: 6874965
    Abstract: A drywall finishing head is provided for applying mastic material over a tape joint between adjacent wallboard surfaces. The finishing head includes a coater connected to a pneumatic applicator for delivering the mastic material. A wiper blade extends across the length of the coater with a cover underlying the wiper blade and a backer bar overlying the wiper blade. A cam assembly is rotatably mounted on a tensioning portion of the coater. Adjustment of the cam assembly is constructed and arranged to change the force of the backer boar so that a proper crown or profile of mastic material can be delivered to the tape joint through a gap between the cover and the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: APLA-TECH, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Mondloch, Jeffrey L. Denkins
  • Patent number: 6869492
    Abstract: A drywall mud applicator, designed to quickly and easily apply a first layer of mud or mastic material to a joint in preparation for applying drywall tape thereto. The applicator includes a main housing comprising two side plates pivotally connected to an intermediate member. During use, the side plates are centrally aligned over a joint located between adjacent drywall panels so that each side plate is positioned against the adjoining drywall surface. The intermediate member is longitudinally aligned over the longitudinal axis of the joint. Attached to each side plate is a guide member that slides laterally over the side plate's front surface to control the width of the mud applied to the joint. A guide plate locking mechanism is provided for selectively locking the guide members in a desired position on the two side plates. A bellows is connected to the intermediate member and is used to evenly distribute mud to port openings formed on the two side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Russ Kooistra
  • Publication number: 20040040498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a backing lath (6, 14) used for coating a web of paper or paperboard in doctor blade and rod coaters and film-transfer coaters, the backing lath featuring a fiber-reinforced composite material body. When necessary, the backing lath can be surfaced with a wear-resistant coating. The invention also concerns a doctor element assembly, wherein the backing lath has a fiber-reinforced composite material body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Petri Parni, Rami Vanninen
  • Publication number: 20020146273
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool for use in installing wallboard is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the tool comprises an elongated handle having first and second ends. The first end of the handle is connected to a wallboard spotter. The second end of the handle is connected to a screwdriver portion, which desirably comprises a ratcheting screwdriver. The screwdriver portion can also be adapted to be removably coupled to the handle. In addition, the screwdriver portion can be provided with a removable, reversible bit having a screwdriver end and a blunt end for depressing strands of wallboard paper into holes left by nails or screws in wallboard. In another embodiment, a tool comprises an elongated handle having a first end adapted for connection to a conventional wallboard spotter and a second end having a screwdriver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Stacey Weir
  • Publication number: 20010003563
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of drywall compound onto a taped drywall joint. The applicator uses an electrically powered, positive displacement pump which supplies a continuous flow of compound from a hopper to the applicator head via a fluid path. Remote controls on the handle of the applicator allow the operator to turn the pump on or off and also to select the optimal pump speed. The hopper is large enough so that an operator can apply compound to a number of joints before having to stop and refill the apparatus with compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Publication date: June 14, 2001
  • Patent number: 6196742
    Abstract: A mud applicator for applying mud to wall board includes a housing having a front open surface through which mud can pass, a plate movably connected within the housing such that the plate moves toward and away from the front open surface and a pneumatic drive mechanism operably connected to the plate to cause the plate to move toward the open surface in a manner such that when mud is disposed in the housing, the plate forces the mud out of the front open surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: John Tarver, III
  • Patent number: 6146039
    Abstract: A mud box includes a bottom surface with an outlet orifice, sides, a cover pivotally attached along one edge, and a handle attached to the cover for positioning the box on a surface and applying extruding pressure to the cover for ejecting material through the orifice. A spring assembly is attached to the box and connected to apply extruding pressure to the cover. A primary lock is coupled to the spring assembly and the box, the primary lock has a locked position in which the spring assembly is prevented from applying extruding pressure to the cover and an unlocked position in which the spring assembly applies extruding pressure to the cover. The primary lock is activated by a wheel assembly which moves it into the locked position when the box and wheel assembly are disengaged from a surface and which moves it into the unlocked position when the wheel assembly and box are engaged with a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Equity Earnings Corp
    Inventors: Dan B. Pool, Toby Edwards, David F. Kreitzer
  • Patent number: 5924598
    Abstract: A drywall mud storage and distribution system which includes in a preferred embodiment, a mud container and pump mounted on a portable frame, a flexible mud conduit connecting the pump to a portable pressure tank for dispensing drywall mud to the pressure tank, and a second conduit leading from the pressure tank for dispensing the drywall mud through a pressure-sensitive valve, typically to a trigger-operated tape and mud dispensing device. An additional conduit fitted with a handle-operated valve leads from the pressure tank to supply drywall mud to a mud dispensing tray. The system is capable of automatically filling the pressure tank with drywall mud from the mud container by operation of the pump when a preselected pressure is reached in the pressure tank, and drywall mud of selected consistency is supplied in selected quantities on demand, to either the tape and mud dispensing device or the mud dispensing tray or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventor: Larry R. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 5882133
    Abstract: A glue applicator for the installation of laminate flooring on subfloors has three laterally spaced nozzles for applying separate beads of glue onto the back of a plank of laminate flooring. Two nozzles are spaced for applying separate beads of glue along the lateral edges of a plank, the third nozzle is spaced for applying beads of glue through the center of the plank. Flanges on the sides of the glue applicator position the beads of glue on the back of a plank of laminate flooring and standoff flanges hold the nozzles above the back of the plank a sufficient distance for assuring that the glue applicator of this invention does not smear the beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Premark RWP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tien-Chieh Chao, Thomas J. Nelson, Joseph A. Ingriola
  • Patent number: 5873666
    Abstract: A wax applicator for use in a depilatory waxing procedure. The wax applicator has a body portion (10) with a mounting part (11) for the mounting of the body portion to a wax container (T). A flow passage (13) leads from the mounting part (11) to a narrow elongate outlet (14). Wax can flow from the container (T) along the flow passage (13) to the outlet (14). A spreader (15) is associated with the outlet (14). The spreader (15) has a distal edge located beyond the outlet so that in use wax issuing form the outlet (14) can spill over the distal edge of the spreader (15) as the applicator is moved forwardly in the direction in which the spreader (15) projects beyond the outlet (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventors: Jane Vanessa Bourke, Christine Ruth Hudson, Francis Patrick O'Hare, Michael Glen Robins
  • Patent number: 5743668
    Abstract: An adjustable tip caulking tube including a tapered nozzle having an open inner end and an open outer end. The open inner end has a diameter greater than a diameter of the open outer end. The open inner end couples with an opening in a front end of a caulking tube. A dial couples with the tapered nozzle whereby movement of the dial away from the open outer end will reduce the diameter thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Leonard Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 5670182
    Abstract: A mastic applicator includes a guide mechanism mounted to the applicator so that the applicator is maintained in alignment with outside corners during application of mastic. The guide mechanism includes a pair of corner guides which have guide surfaces aligned with the side edges of the outlet from which the mastic flows. The corner guides are spring mounted so that they retract when they are not positioned at a corner, thereby allowing the applicator to be used on both sides of a corner, as well as on flat joints, without adjustment to the applicator. The mechanism also includes a pair of stub guides located on the applicator surface. The stub guides can be slid into position to engage opposite outside corners of a stub wall for effective application of mastic between the outside corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Axia Incorporated
    Inventor: Morris F. Mower
  • Patent number: 5387044
    Abstract: A liquid coating applicator employs a disposable and replaceable squeegee blade adapted to permit the simultaneous dispensing and spreading of controlled amounts of screen filler onto screen printing stencil surfaces. The squeegee blade is removably attached to the dispensing end of the applicator to immediately contact and spread the dispensed liquid. The applicator threadingly attaches to a reservoir of liquid screen filler having resiliently flexible walls and which is refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas A. Accardo
  • Patent number: 5184909
    Abstract: A dispenser for a container of pipe sealant and the like comprising a dispensing closure for preventing the lateral spread of a compound contained by the container as it is dispensed and having a bristle assembly which prevents removal of the compound after it has been deposited and spread between the threads of a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Fel-Pro Incorporated
    Inventor: William L. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 5143264
    Abstract: The flat finishing box has attachable/detachable heads each of which comprises a structural part incorporating a mouth and to which an edge assembly and edge assembly adjustment apparatus are attached. Heads are provided for dispensing mud in each of the three standard swath widths, 7", 10" and 12", so that any swath width can be dispensed from one box by interchanging heads attached to the box. The box cover is one extrusion and the bottom and back are another. The hinged edge of the cover has a cylindrical segment along the edge which fits into a partial cylindrical groove in the back, providing a leak proof hinge. Channels are provided to enhance mud flow from portions of the box beyond the width of the mouth of the head being used to the portion within the mouth width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Concorde Tool Corp.
    Inventor: Donald M. MacMillan
  • Patent number: 5122006
    Abstract: The apparatus adjusts the arching of the trowelling bar used in the heads of flat finishing boxes. The trowelling bar and the guide strip in which it is mounted form an assembly which, for use with the subject apparatus, is straight in its free state. The apparatus comprises two plungers which are attached with some angular freedom to the guide strip at its quarter points, i.e. the two points essentially midway between its center and each of its ends. When the plungers are moved upward the guide strip/trowelling bar assembly is arched upward. When the plungers move downward the assembly is arched downward. The plunger motions are caused and controlled by two leaf springs, the first disposed to move the plungers upward, the second downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Donald M. MacMillan
  • Patent number: 5069610
    Abstract: Adapter for a mastic applicator and finishing tool flat box having a guide plate and corner guide assembly adapted to be mounted on opposite side and end walls of the flat box. Each corner guide is slidable between an extended position in which it has an end portion that can be projected beyond the end wall on which the assembly is mounted. The extended end portion is adapted to straddle a corner bead to guide the movement of the flat box along the corner bead during mastic filling of the corner bead. The corner guide end portion position in retracted position being out of contact with the wall board thereby permitting normal flat box mastic dispensing movement across the flat wall board surface. Each adapter guide plate having a flange portion overlying the flat box wall end on which it is mounted, the surface of the flange functioning as wear shoes adapted to ride on the abrasive wall board surfaces during normal flat box operation and during bead filling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Inventor: Virgil E. Milburn
  • Patent number: 5035352
    Abstract: This invention discloses an adjustable apparatus for spreading mortar onto bricks or blocks. The apparatus utilizes augers and is readily adjusted to extrude beads of mortar onto the proper portions of bricks/blocks having different widths. A trowel member is provided on the extrusion ports to smooth the beads of mortar. The apparatus includes a lid member that contains water for wetting the mortar. The weight of the lid member containing water also helps urge the mortar out of the hopper through the extrusion ports. Mortar gate plate members to regulate flow of mortar through the extrusion ports are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Inventor: Frank Mania
  • Patent number: 4958951
    Abstract: A system for heating and applying a depilatory wax to skin for removal of hair. The system includes a reservoir which stores a supply of the wax and a dispenser coupled to the reservoir. The depilatory wax is essentially solid at room temperature but becomes flowable when heated. The heated wax flows from the reservoir to the dispenser for application. The roller applies the wax in a thin layer to prevent pain and burning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Inverness Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel J. Mann
  • Patent number: 4830594
    Abstract: An epoxy applicator having a housing for receiving epoxy material to be spread against a floor wall interface, said housing having a bottom open end and a partially open back end; supports on the housing for supporting the housing on the floor and against the wall; and handles on the housing such that the housing may be moved along the floor and against the wall such that epoxy material is applied to the floor and the wall through the open bottom end and the partially open back end forming an L-shaped layer of epoxy material on the floor and against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Brian A. Dawson
  • Patent number: 4804321
    Abstract: A spreader tool for use in spreading a bed of predetermined thickness of cementitious material on the floor surface prior to laying tiles wherein the tool is composed of a frame having front, rear and side walls and which is open at the top and the bottom so that a charge of the mix may be positioned between the frame members and moved across a floor with the material being discharged through a mouth formed in the frame by an inclined rearwardly extending septum and wherein a rake is provided in the discharge zone of the frame so that the bed being spread on the floor has grooves in the top surface of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Inventor: Armando Riesgo
  • Patent number: 4516868
    Abstract: A mastic applicator or "flat box" for use in application of mastic to tape drywall joints includes a container for storing and dispensing mastic. The container has a pressure plate which both supports the apparatus from a handle and applies pressure to force the mastic from an opening that extends across the direction of motion of the tool. To distribute and contour the mastic a flexible blade assembly extends along the rearmost edge of the opening and is positively driven through a range of infinitely adjustable positions by a means of a lever and camming linkage arrangement. The entire adjustment mechanism is itself adjustably mounted so as to selectively adjust the entire adjustment range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: Hawk Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick K. Molnar
  • Patent number: 4433928
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic applicator in which the size of the wiper orifice is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford
  • Patent number: 4378170
    Abstract: A hand held honeycomb edge potter utilizing air pressure and piston means for the expulsion of the potting compound, the honeycomb edge potter further incorporating a wire element which functions to shave or dress the material to the desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1983
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: David R. Orr
  • Patent number: 4332494
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic applicator in which the size of the wiper orifice is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford
  • Patent number: 4202260
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically making sandwiches consisting of an upper and lower breadpiece with foodstuff disposed therebetween. The apparatus comprises an upper and a lower support with a lower and an upper breadpiece dispenser and a foodstuff dispenser connected to the upper support. A sandwich station is formed on the lower support and the apparatus is movable to a lower breadpiece dispensing station wherein a lower breadpiece is dispensed on the sandwich station. The apparatus also is movable to a foodstuff dispensing station wherein foodstuff is dispensed from the foodstuff dispenser onto the lower breadpiece, movable to an upper breadpiece dispensing wherein an upper breadpiece is disposed on the lower breadpiece with the foodstuff disposed therebetween, and movable to a discharge station wherein the sandwich disposed on the sandwich station is moved to a sandwich discharge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Inventor: Arland D. Weger
  • Patent number: 4194848
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic applicator in which the size of the wiper orifice is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford
  • Patent number: 3964835
    Abstract: There is described a device comprising, in combination with a wheel supported structure adapted to be moved on the road surface, an assembly having vertically elongated compartments for storage of long pot-life viscous components adapted to co-react when mixed together and to form promptly hardenable compounds adapted to form a layer on said road surface, to provide a sign thereon or to form a primer base for laying down and adhesively securing a tape thereto. The assembly also includes means for supporting and laying said tape on the freshly formed layer, as well as pneumatically operated motor and control means for controlling the movements and the sequence of operations of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Inventor: Ludwig Eigenmann
  • Patent number: 3936533
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for applying rather viscous line marking material to road surfaces whereby simultaneously with the manufacturing of marking strips in the same continuous motion crossribs from the same material are shaped on the marking strips. The marking material flows out through a slit between the back edge of the bottom side and the lower edge of the back wall of a storage box, a periodical up- and down movement being imparted to this back wall for shaping the ribs, preferably by means of fast upward driving impulses each of one followed up by a separate downward driving impulse. Preferably the material is forced to flow out substantially in a direction at an angle of at least to the direction of movement of the storage box and the trailing end thereof is kept in engagement with the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Fabran Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Jan de Jong