Including Means To Advance Material Patents (Class 401/55)
  • Publication number: 20150110539
    Abstract: A refillable lipstick is provided. In one implementation, a high-quality permanent lipstick dispenser incorporates a magnetic catch that enables replacement of the lipstick within the dispenser. Lipstick refills may be installed and removed from the dispenser with a refill cap that has an extraction lever. The refill cap may be made decorative. In one implementation, the refill cap and extraction lever make and break an attachment between a magnetic cup provided with the lipstick and the magnetic catch inside the permanent decorative dispenser. In an implementation, a swivel-up dispenser extends and retracts the lipstick. At extension, the user can twist a derailer, which then provides an additional groove for further extending and raising the lipstick from the dispenser for removal by the refill cap. A working cap is provided to cap the lipstick between refills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: GUANGZHOU COMPLACENT INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD
    Inventor: Kuo Yu Huang
  • Publication number: 20150063893
    Abstract: Provided is a writing instrument or an applicator using resin parts formed, by way of two-color molding, to have an optimal guiding clearance between slide members. A plurality of resin molded parts is included. At least one of the plurality of resin molded parts is formed as a primary molding, and at least another one of the resin molded parts is formed as a secondary molding, by way of two-color molding, using a portion of a surface of the primary molding. The primary molding and the secondary molding are separated to be used as independent members. In this case, the primary molding and the secondary molding are preferably configured to slide against each other by each separating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Oomoto, Yumi Maejima, Daisaku Morimoto, Kyo Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8907659
    Abstract: The retractable test probe includes a main sleeve, a needle and a rotation positioning mechanism. The needle is rooted in the main sleeve. The rotation positioning mechanism includes an eccentric incoaxially fastened to the needle and a flexible sleeve around the eccentric and in the main sleeve. When the needle is turned towards a specific direction, the eccentric will be firmly fastened in the main sleeve through the flexible sleeve, when the needle is turned reversely, the eccentric will be released from the flexible sleeve to be retractably movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Chung Instrument Electronics Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaw-Lin Liu
  • Publication number: 20140294479
    Abstract: An agent dispensing device for dispensing deodorant may include a base member having a bottom surface, and an agent dispensing housing connecting to the base member to move the deodorant from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Adebukola Sonuga
  • Publication number: 20140270887
    Abstract: A glue stick dispenser that includes an elongated tubular body adapted to receive a glue stick, wherein the elongated tubular body is substantially triangular in cross-section, and wherein the triangular shape of the body is operative to encourage a user of the dispenser to hold the dispenser in a predetermined manner; a tip attached to or formed integrally with one end of the elongated tubular body, wherein the angle of the terminal portion of the tip, when oriented substantially parallel to a horizontal surface, positions the elongated tubular body at a predetermined angle relative to the horizontal surface; and a mechanism for advancing the glue stick through the elongated tubular body and out of the angled tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Shawn HEIPP, Louis A. Farchione, III
  • Publication number: 20140270889
    Abstract: An elevator cup for retaining a cosmetic pomade in relation to a cosmetic dispenser. An annular peripheral wall defines an inner volume for longitudinally receiving and retaining the cosmetic pomade, and a plurality of fins that project radially inward from the peripheral wall. The fins can be disposed in clusters comprising at least two fins angularly spaced by approximately forty degrees or less to establish a dovetail configuration. Clusters can have three fins, potentially with a center fin of a reduced radial dimension compared to outer fins. The clusters can be evenly spaced around the annular peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20140227018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging a cosmetic product (P) in solid form and applying it to the skin, having a longitudinal axis X, comprising: a sleeve (70) containing the cosmetic product (P), an elevator means (50) able to support the cosmetic product (P) at a current position in the sleeve and to axially move the cosmetic product along the axis X to make it emerge from the sleeve (70) bypassing through the orifices (77), a means (60) for manually actuating the elevator, a means (80) for partial covering of the outlet of the sleeve (70) comprising a vault (71) formed solely of an elastically deformable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Gilles Baudin, Kristell Le Moing
  • Publication number: 20140186091
    Abstract: Materials and apparatus are provided for controlling a release of a cleaning agent with silica particles. Silica particles are disposed within a premix of a solid material and are configured to at least partially dissolve in an alkaline environment. Further, an active cleaning agent sorbed by the silica particles is configured to be released from the silica particles upon partial dissolution of the silica particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Tasha Zander, Travis T. Yarlagadda, Robert Demson
  • Publication number: 20140174464
    Abstract: The application device (12) for a cosmetic product (16) comprises a receptacle (20) and a cosmetic article (22), the cosmetic article (22) being suitable for moving relative to the receptacle (20) between a retracted position inside the receptacle (20) and an extended position outside the receptacle (20), the cosmetic article (22) comprising a body (34) and the cosmetic product (16) housed inside the body (34), the body (34) defining a cosmetic product (16) outlet orifice (38) from the body (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Jean-Marc Lebrand
  • Publication number: 20140169856
    Abstract: Anhydrous soft slid antiperspirant compositions include, relative in each case to the total weight of the composition, at least one antiperspirant active ingredient, at least one oil in a total amount from 20 to 80 wt. %, at least one fatty alcohol having 12 to 18 carbon atoms, at least one fatty alcohol having more than 18 carbon atoms, with the proviso that the total amount of fatty alcohols is 3 to 12 wt. %, the weight ratio of fatty alcohols having 12 to 18 carbon atoms to the other fatty alcohols is in a weight ratio range from 1:1 to 1:3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Thomas Doering
  • Publication number: 20130322949
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a mass in the form of a stick (1) extending longitudinally along a longitudinal axis (M), comprising a rotatable part (10) through which the stick (1) is guided and which has an exit opening (12) for the stick (1), a hollow shaft (41) coupled to the rotatable part (10) via an axially fixed rotatable connection for axially advancing the stick (1), a body (20) fixedly connected to the hollow shaft (41), and a cap (30) for the rotatable part (10), which is detachably connected to the hollow shaft (41), the axially fixed rotatable connection being formed by a coupling portion of the rotatable part (K.2) and a complementary counterpart coupling portion (K.1) of the hollow shaft (41) in a coupling portion (K) in which the hollow shaft (41) and the rotatable part (10) engage with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: SCHWAN-STABILO COSMETICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Braeuer, Britta Lorenz, Clemens Wiesmann
  • Publication number: 20130288951
    Abstract: Infection-inhibiting compositions suitable for coating surfaces of implantable medical implants, including compositions and devices for coating medical devices in the operating room prior to implantation in a patient. Methods for inhibiting infection at the site of implantation of an orthopedic device in a human or animal subject, comprise rubbing a surface of the device, prior to implantation, with an infection-inhibiting composition having a waxy matrix comprising an infection-inhibiting material selected from the group consisting of a lipid, an antimicrobial agent, and mixtures thereof, wherein a thin layer of the infection-inhibiting material is deposited on the surface of the device. Medical implants which may be treated in the methods of this technology include orthopedic implants. Lipids include long-chain diacylglycerides or triacylglycerides, which may be saturated or unsaturated, such as lecithin or a purified form of phosphatidylcholine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventors: Karen S. TROXEL, Michael PONTICIELLO, Troy W. HERSHBERGER
  • Patent number: 8500352
    Abstract: The present invention is a mechanically operating device used for packaging and applying a product. A molded product traverses through a barrel as an actuator sleeve is rotated. The actuator sleeve rotates an actuator, propelling a driver through the barrel. The driver is keyed into the barrel using a clutch washer—the clutch washer prevents the rotation of the driver. Mechanical actuating splines on the actuator engage the threads of the driver. The forward motion of the driver transversely pushes a cup out from an orifice of the barrel. The molded product is fitted within the cup. A cap is hermetically sealed to a barrel to create dynamic vapor chamber that prevents any contamination or alteration of the molded product. Primary and secondary seals between the barrel and the cap as well as between the cup and the barrel maintain the airtight feature of the dynamic vapor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The Spatz Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward Messersmith, David Scott Patrick
  • Publication number: 20130195538
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides an adhesive applicator in which the body of solid adhesive has an improved configuration. The applicator comprises a housing having a longitudinally extending internal chamber; a body of solid adhesive within the internal chamber of the housing; and an adhesive pusher for pushing the body of the solid adhesive forwardly within the internal chamber through an opening in a forward end of the housing. The body of solid adhesive has a longitudinal configuration between its ends defined by two essentially flat surfaces each meeting at an apex and a curved surface extending between the flat surfaces opposite the apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: XYRON, INC.
    Inventor: XYRON, INC.
  • Patent number: 8393813
    Abstract: Personal care product dispenser systems include a dispenser and a base station. The dispenser comprises a casing including a personal care product and a shaft. The personal care product is disposed within the casing and comprises an antiperspirant or deodorant. The shaft extends through a portion of the casing and including a first end and a second end and is configured to advance the personal care product through the casing when rotated in a first direction. The second end has a chuck contact surface defining a first shape. The base station includes a motor and a chuck. The motor is operatively coupled to the chuck and is configured to rotate the chuck, and the chuck has a wheel contact surface to correspond to the first shape of the chuck contact surface. The base station is configured to rotate the chuck when the dispenser is mounted to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Travis T. Yarlagadda
  • Publication number: 20130058700
    Abstract: A press lipstick assembly includes a case, leap stick, cap, and a driving mechanism. The case includes a lower case and an upper case arranged to an upper end of the lower case. The columned lipstick is arranged inside the upper case and capable of being pushed out from the upper case. The cap can cover upon the upper case. The driving mechanism has a push button exposed out of a lower end of the lower case for being pressed. The lipstick will be raised up with a predetermined distance by a singe press of the push button so that the use of the lipstick is well controlled. Through above components, the press lipstick assembly is portable and easy to handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiung Liu
  • Patent number: 8342764
    Abstract: A device for packaging and/or applying a cosmetic or care product includes a hollow body forming a housing for the product, a base adapted to support the product and a driving arrangement or means for moving the base in translation so as to vary the volume of the housing. In a disclosed example, the driving arrangement or means includes an actuating member mounted movably in rotation about a shaft and able to be moved along the hollow body that is fixedly attached to the base. The actuating member includes at least one portion forming alternatively a stress surface configured to be put under stress by manual contact and an actuating surface configured to be in engagement along the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Philippe Bonneyrat
  • Patent number: 8235615
    Abstract: Personal care product dispensers include a housing, a platform, a personal care product, a hydraulic mechanism, and a tab. The housing has a main opening and an interior compartment. The platform is disposed within the interior compartment of the housing. The personal care product is disposed on the platform. The hydraulic mechanism is in operable communication with the platform. The tab is operatively coupled to the hydraulic mechanism. The hydraulic mechanism is configured to exert a force against the platform to advance the platform and the personal care product through the interior compartment of the housing in response to user manipulation of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Travis T. Yarlagadda
  • Publication number: 20120027499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser including: an applicator device; a case comprising a housing for receiving at least a portion of the applicator device; a mobile member being movable mounted inside the housing between a retracted position and a use position; an actuating member for urging the mobile member towards the use position, wherein the housing comprises an abutment surface for engaging with the mobile member in order to define the use position of said mobile member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Yannic Hermouet
  • Publication number: 20110229244
    Abstract: A system to dispense consumable material includes an inner tube having a cone-shaped reservoir such that only a relatively small amount of residual material is retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Sally J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7997821
    Abstract: Variations in the size of a stick-like object are accommodated, and abutments are urged to contact with the stick-like object with an appropriate pressure. A stick-like object feeding container is provided with: an outer sleeve 11 having a front spring shoe 11a formed on the internal circumference of the front portion of the outer sleeve; an inner sleeve 12 slidably inserted into the outer sleeve and having a rear spring shoe 12a provided on the outer circumference of the inner sleeve; a spring 13 abutting at its front and rear ends against the front spring shoe and the rear spring shoe, respectively, to bias the inner sleeve backward; a chuck 17 adapted to be capable of gripping, by its front end portion, the stick-like object inserted into the inner sleeve; and a chuck ring 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Juri Saitou
  • Publication number: 20110182649
    Abstract: A writing implement that includes a deformable hollow body extended along a central axis as far as one end, and an end member that includes a tubular portion which has an inner face equipped with a plurality of first projecting reliefs suitable for engaging with and radially deforming the hollow body during the fitting of the end member by engagement of its tubular portion around the end of the hollow body. The writing implement includes an inner face of the tubular portion that has a plurality of second projecting reliefs having a height measured radially from the inner face which is generally less than the height of the first projecting reliefs and is adapted so that the second reliefs apply a radial pressure on the hollow body deformed by the first reliefs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Société BIC
    Inventors: Franck Rolion, Ludovic Fagu
  • Publication number: 20110176853
    Abstract: Provided is a container for a viscous cosmetic such that even when the viscous cosmetic makes contact with the applicator comprised of silicone resin there is little swelling of said applicator and the quality of the viscous cosmetic container is well maintained. An applicator made of silicone resin inside which is formed a flow-way which can communicate with a housing for internally housing a viscous cosmetic is connected to one end of the housing. A distributing port which communicates with the flow-way is formed in the applying-surface of the applicator and the viscous cosmetic within the housing can be discharged outward from the distributing port. The degree of swelling of the applicator produced by contact with the viscous cosmetic is set to from 0 wt % to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Sasada, Naomi Shimamura, Ken Taguchi, Yuuki Ogura
  • Publication number: 20110150556
    Abstract: Personal care product dispensers include a housing, a platform, a personal care product, a hydraulic mechanism, and a tab. The housing has a main opening and an interior compartment. The platform is disposed within the interior compartment of the housing. The personal care product is disposed on the platform. The hydraulic mechanism is in operable communication with the platform. The tab is operatively coupled to the hydraulic mechanism. The hydraulic mechanism is configured to exert a force against the platform to advance the platform and the personal care product through the interior compartment of the housing in response to user manipulation of the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Travis T. Yarlagadda
  • Publication number: 20110142525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mascara applicator (1) for applying a pigment compound to eyelashes, having a grip (2) and a housing section (3) extending from the grip (2) for accommodating a stock of pigment compound, with the stock of pigment compound embodied in the form of a pigment compound stick (4) that is able to move in relation to the housing section (3) and is composed of a pigment compound that is solid at least in the stored state; the applicator (1) is embodied so that it is possible to bring the eyelashes to which the pigment compound is to be applied intentionally into direct contact with the pigment compound stick (4) so that pigment compound is loaded onto them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Renato ANCOROTTI, Franco LUCÁ
  • Publication number: 20110033219
    Abstract: A device for packaging a cosmetic article includes a casing which defines a housing for the cosmetic article which is rotationally movable between a position retracted in the housing and a deployed position and a mechanism for automatically urging the sheath of the cosmetic article from the retracted position to the deployed position thereof. The device also includes a member for actuating the urging mechanism which are mounted on a return mechanism, the return mechanism being separate from the urging mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Rodolphe DA ROVARE
  • Publication number: 20100290827
    Abstract: A tubular cosmetic container has a cap (10) fit outside a container body (1), a cap body (11), an inner cap (12) fit inside the cap (10), and a to-be-covered portion. The inner cap (12) is formed with a first protrusion (12b) located at a halfway covering posture during the course of covering the container body (1) from the halfway covering posture through an immediately preceding covering posture to a fully covering posture and applying a first slide resistance by being pressed into sliding contact with the container body (1), and a second protrusion (12c) located at the immediately preceding covering posture of covering the container body (1) and applying a second slide resistance larger than the first slide resistance by being pressed into sliding contact with the upper end of the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: HIDAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Komatsuda, Satoru Naramoto
  • Patent number: 7802937
    Abstract: A method for filling a personal care product applicator comprises flowing an amount of said personal care product into a one piece body of the applicator through a first end thereof. The flowing leaves the product in a first location within the body atop a transverse web. A closure is secured to the body at the first end. The web is displaced to shift the product from the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Szekely
  • Publication number: 20100209172
    Abstract: This device comprises a covering (12) which defines an internal cavity (22) and a body (14) which can be moved in a first direction relative to the covering (12) between a storage position and a position in which the body (14) is removed from the covering. The device comprises a pushing member (54) which is mounted so as to be able to move relative to the covering (12) in the first direction between an idle position and a configuration for moving the body towards the removal position thereof. The device comprises a releasable assembly (80; 64) for retaining the body in the storage position thereof, and a member (56) for resiliently urging the pushing member (54) towards the idle position thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel DRUGEON, Stephane Maire
  • Publication number: 20100028070
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for a fluid product such as a cosmetic product, of the type including: a container (101) having an outlet, a control ring (133) which is mounted to the container such that it can move between a closed position in which it seals the outlet and an open position in which it opens the outlet, and an application member (155) which is mounted to the control ring such as to communicate with the outlet when the ring is in the open position. The control ring is rotatbly mounted to the container, abutment means (129, 135) being provided in order to stop the travel of the ring towards the closed position thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Gérard Gieux, Franck LE Crosnier
  • Publication number: 20100021226
    Abstract: A lipstick case is disclosed to include a cylindrical case body, a tube axially movably mounted in the case body to hold a lipstick and having a vertically sliding groove and a guide groove disposed at two opposite lateral sides of a bottom base block thereof, and a limiter device formed of a holder base, a limiter element, a spring member and a constraint member and fastened to the inside of the case body for guiding and limiting axial movement of the tube relative to the case body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Chou Yu Hsing
  • Patent number: 7645083
    Abstract: The instant invention is a mechanical pencil. The pencil includes a body having a cavity and a lead holding mechanism located in the cavity. The lead holding mechanism includes a pair of arms joined together by a bridge. Each arm terminates with a pair of fingers. The fingers close together when the lead holding mechanism is recessed into the cavity. The fingers open when the lead holding mechanism is advanced out of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: BISS Product Development LLC
    Inventors: James M. Burry, Daniel R. Seymour, Robert E. Irelan, Dean A. Snyder
  • Patent number: 7629757
    Abstract: A powered dispenser is provided for cosmetic sticks. The dispenser includes a case and a cosmetic cup that is disposed within the case and that is dimensioned for holding a cosmetic stick. A powered control mechanism is provided for moving the cup upwardly and downwardly within the case so that a cosmetic stick, such as lipstick, is selectively movable between an extended position wherein it can be applied by the user and a retracted, storage position within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: The Electric Lipstick Company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Murphy, LeMoyne Boyer, Tomas Charles Doupnik, Donald James Sanda
  • Patent number: 7621462
    Abstract: An air freshener with a device configured to maintain an air freshener's ability to disseminate a constant odor to an environment. The device incrementally advances the position of an air freshening composition such that an effective amount to maintain the air freshening odor is consistently exposed to the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Geoffrey Faires
  • Publication number: 20090261007
    Abstract: The assembly includes a system for holding a product and a protection device for protecting the system. The protection device comprises a cap mounted on the system so as to at least partly cover it and at least one releasing means for releasing the system. The releasing means includes a retaining means for retaining the system relative to the cap and an actuating means for actuating the retaining means in order to disconnect the system and the protection device. The retaining means is provided on an inner face of the releasing means, the actuating means being provided on an outer face of the releasing means, on the opposite side from the inner face. The releasing means may be a rocker system and the protection device may cover at least 90% of the packaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Marcel SANCHEZ
  • Publication number: 20090232579
    Abstract: Apparatus (1, 21) for selectively applying two components, having: a case (2, 22); a first body (3, 23) from a first component for applying, wherein said first body (3, 23) is arranged at least partially in said case (2, 22); a second body (4, 24), wherein said second body (4, 24) is arranged at least partially in said first body (3, 23) and means (5, 25) to transport said first body (3, 23) independently of said second body (4, 24) at least partially out of said case (2, 22) and into said case (2, 22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Weckerle GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Obereisenbuchner, Thomas Weckerle
  • Publication number: 20090142127
    Abstract: A hand-held instrument comprising a writing utensil and associated handles interconnected to each other to allow a user to selectively position the writing utensil in either an extended position of use or a closed position of storage, as well as a variety of positions there between. The writing utensil may take a variety of forms, and the handles may incorporate additional devices or tools. The rotation of the handles about the writing utensil allows a user to manipulate the handles in a variety of ways, similar to that of a “butterfly knife” or similar device comprising balisong style openings. In one aspect of the invention, the writing instrument may be used to perform moves or tricks as a novelty device to provide entertainment and enjoyment to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SPYDERCO, INC.
    Inventors: Louis S. Glesser, Eric G. Glesser
  • Publication number: 20090028625
    Abstract: A device for packaging and/or applying a cosmetic or care product includes a hollow body forming a housing for the product, a base adapted to support the product and a driving arrangement or means for moving the base in translation so as to vary the volume of the housing. In a disclosed example, the driving arrangement or means includes an actuating member mounted movably in rotation about a shaft and able to be moved along the hollow body that is fixedly attached to the base. The actuating member includes at least one portion forming alternatively a stress surface configured to be put under stress by manual contact and an actuating surface configured to be in engagement along the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Philippe BONNEYRAT
  • Publication number: 20080298877
    Abstract: One or more examples of the invention include a housing and one or more containers configured to be received in the housing. Each container includes a projection formed on an outside surface configured to engage with a groove formed in an interior portion of the housing such that the projection of the container enters the groove of the housing when the container is mounted in said housing to help guide movement of the at least one container within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: David Prague
  • Publication number: 20080247804
    Abstract: In a stick-shaped material propelling container capable of propelling and retracting a stick-shaped material, the influence of variation of the dimension of the stick-shaped material can be made small. An inner barrel is slidably inserted in an outer barrel, an elastic body which urges the inner barrel rearward is provided between the inner barrel and the outer barrel, a chuck piece which holds a stick-shaped material is provided at a tip end portion of the inner barrel, and a chuck ring is inserted between the chuck piece and the outer barrel. A cross section of the stick-shaped material forms a triangular shape, the frictional force applying part which is in contact with the stick-shaped material to apply a frictional force is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the outer barrel, and the frictional force applying part abuts on a side in the vicinity of a vertex of the stick-shaped material in a cross section of the stick-shaped material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehei Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20080240839
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a press-type cosmetic container with an anti-press means. That is, a cosmetic container adopts the way of pressing to output the material therein. More particularly, the press cover of the cosmetic container is stopped by a block to prevent discharging or leaking the material in the cosmetic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: CHUEN CHERN CO. LTD.
    Inventor: JUN ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20080187388
    Abstract: The mechanical pencil with a rotating cylinder is comprised of three major parts. The mechanical pencil portion, the cylinder portion, and the eraser cap. The mechanical pencil portion is a typical mechanical pencil that is operated by inserting a graphite stick and clicking a button to advance the graphite stick. The cylinder potion has one large cylinder containing several smaller cyliders that hold one graphite stick each. The eraser cap is placed on top of the rotating cylinder and prevents the graphite sticks from falling out the back of the rotating cylinder. The eraser cap is a standard mechanical pencil eraser cap used for making corrections. The pencil is operated by turning the large cylinder with the hand until a single graphite stick falls into the mechanical pencil portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Wil Adams
  • Publication number: 20080095567
    Abstract: Provided is a bar-like cosmetic delivering container which is internally sealed and suppresses the cosmetic from forming a play due to negative pressure and prevents the lipstick from contacting the inner surface of a lid sleeve body. The bar-like cosmetic delivering container adapted to project and retract the cosmetic by relative rotation between a receiving sleeve body and an outer sleeve body, wherein a lid sleeve body is provided with a sealing sleeve body adapted to fit on the outer sleeve body, thereby sealing the interior of the container. This ensures that even when the lid sleeve body is opened to release the sealing sleeve body, the receiving sleeve body alone is not internally subjected to negative pressure, preventing the lipstick from floating up or forming a play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Fumiki Harano, Yoshiyuki Murata
  • Publication number: 20080025785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is electric lipstick. The electric lipstick includes a body for accommodating a battery therein, a lipstick container provided with a pair of guide protrusions on the circumferential surface thereof, a guide provided with a pair of guide holes formed along the length of the circumferential wall thereof so as to support the guide protrusions in a vertical direction, a rotary element provided with a pair of spiral grooves on the inner circumferential surface thereof so as to help the guide protrusions be raised and lowered as desired, a motor assembly for rotating the rotary element, and a switch for selectively connecting the motor assembly and the battery to each other and controlling the turning on, turning off, driving duration and driving direction of the motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seog Jin Ma, Seung Bum Kim, Dae Young Kim, Hyo Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20080019760
    Abstract: To make a container shape slim and compact and prevent breakage of a stick-shaped cosmetic material, a stick-shaped cosmetic material (M) having a cross sectional shape with long and short diameters is used, four support pieces (7b) supporting a rear end portion of the cosmetic material (M) support inclined surfaces (Ma) between the long and short diameters, a forward and backward moving hole (4a), in which the cosmetic material (M) and the support pieces (7b) move, is formed in a cross sectional shape with long and short diameters, and has flat short diameter side inner surfaces (4aa), the short diameter side inner surfaces (4aa) come close to short-diameter side outer surfaces (Mb) of the cosmetic material (M), and inner surfaces (4ab) at the support piece (7b) side come close to outer surfaces (7bb) at an outer side in the short diameter direction of the support pieces (7b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Arata Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7175358
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved cosmetic applicator which contains a new and novel apparatus to expose and retract a cosmetic stick contained within the applicator apparatus. The apparatus comprises an internal threaded shaft supported on a base which includes rotation means such as a knob, the shaft having a multiplicity of spaced apart threads on its exterior surface. A hollow cylindrical shelf having means at one end to support a cosmetic and a pair of interior oppositely disposed male teeth adjacent its opposite end which interact with the threads enables the shelf to ride up and down on the threaded shaft as the knob is turned to thereby expose and retract the cosmetic supported at the upper end of the cylindrical shelf. A hollow exterior cylindrical casing is supported at one end within the base and surrounds the hollow cylindrical self and the cosmetic supported thereon. The cylindrical casing is covered by an exterior cylindrical casing when the apparatus is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Spa de Soleil, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Revivo
  • Patent number: 7052198
    Abstract: A stick-shaped cosmetic material feeding container, wherein a forward and backward moving hole (8d) of a front tube (8) is formed in a noncircular shape close to a cosmetic material (M) and a support pieces (9c), a gap between the cosmetic material (M) and the hole (8d) is made small, a space in a side of the cosmetic material from a packing (10) is made airtight to a space in a rear end side from the packing (10) by the packing (10), which is attached to a rear side from the support piece (9c), copies a shape of the hole (8d) and is pressure-contacted with the hole (8d) and is pressure-contacted with the hole (8d), the front tube (8) and a support rod (9) are rotated synchronously, and the support rod (9) is moved in the hole (8d) by a relative rotation between the front tube (8) and the main body tube (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Arata Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6890115
    Abstract: An applicator assembly may comprise a product comprising a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, wherein the first end portion comprises a first portion surface. The assembly may further comprise at least one application member surrounding at least part of the product, wherein the application member comprises an application face. The assembly may also comprise an actuatable product holder movable relative to the application member, the second end portion of the product being held by the product holder. The assembly may be configured such that, in the absence of actuation of the product holder, the first portion surface is disposed in a first position located substantially level with or below the application face. The assembly may further be configured such that actuation of the product holder causes the first portion surface to be moved to at least a second position relative to application face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Krist ll Le Moing
  • Patent number: 6854908
    Abstract: An applicator for a circular arc-shaped solid composition comprises a housing defining a conduit that is sized to accept the circular arc-shaped solid composition stick. The conduit has a first end and a second end, the second end being open, and has a continuous circular arc-shape from the first end to the second end. The housing also contains one, or more than one opening for engaging a fastener. Each one of the one, or more than one opening is of a sufficient size to permit at least partial lateral movement of the fastener. Also included in the housing are an inlet and an outlet in communication with the conduit, the outlet being in communication with the second end, and a biasing assembly for advancing the circular arc-shaped solid composition stick within the conduit. The position of the applicator of the present invention relative to a surface to be treated can be easily adjusted by laterally sliding the housing of the applicator relative to its mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Kelsan Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Ron C. Y. Hui, Jonathan deWet, Chris Dale, Malcolm Curtis
  • Patent number: 6817800
    Abstract: A writing tool provided with enhanced and having a plurality of buttons arranged on lateral sides of the writing tool, whereby choice of raw materials for the tool are not limited and the writing tool has an improved endurance and productivity as they can be made of materials with excellent properties required in injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Morris Pen Corporation
    Inventor: Yae Kyung Sung