With Means To Attach Or Conform To Body Of User Patents (Class 401/6)
  • Patent number: 9764589
    Abstract: An illustration unit is disclosed for use by people who have less than optimal gripping capability. The handle of the illustration unit has a diameter sufficient to allow the user's pinky, ring and middle fingers come near too or in contact with the thenar while. prevent a user's pinky, ring and middle fingers from contacting a user's proximal or distal palmar. Preferably handle is configured to enable said user to contact a surface with said at least one marking element, said surface being approximately parallel to said user's body. Either the handle or connector can be arcuate, having an interior surface and an exterior surface. At least one connector is dimensioned to be received in the receiving area and the second end to receive a marking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Grace Peele Hilton Dunne
  • Patent number: 9764590
    Abstract: A writing instrument that includes and elongate stylus and at least one stabilizer element. The elongate stylus has a distal inscription tip, a body, and a proximal end. The body is interposed between the distal inscription tip and the proximal end. The at least one stabilizer element extends from the elongate stylus in a direction non-parallel to a longitudinal axis of the elongate stylus. The at least one stabilizer element engages a hand of a user in response to the user grasping the elongate stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Jack A. Lowrey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9738111
    Abstract: A flexible marker includes a flexible body for gripping, and a marking implement carried at least partially within the body. The body is flexible to conform to the grip preferences of a user. The body has two parallel lateral sides and a first longitudinal end defining a central apex from which the marking implement can be extended. The body can be folded along or near a central longitudinal axis to bring together two lateral sides. The body can be folded along a first laterally extending axis in a first configuration in which the marking implement extends longitudinally beyond a second longitudinal end for use of the marking implement. The body can be folded along a second laterally extending axis in a second configuration in which the second longitudinal end extends longitudinally beyond the marking implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Travis Jackson
  • Patent number: 9564060
    Abstract: A gripping aid for hand held implements such as writing implements or eating utensils, which includes a bracelet portion configured and dimensioned to fit around the wrist of a person and a support band adjustably attached to the bracelet portion to provide an adjustably sized loop for engaging the hand held implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony Schlosser, Donald Schiavetta, III
  • Patent number: 9352462
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a new and novel multipurpose finger embracing implement of which can be made from any suitable material of engineering choice. The invention includes interchangeable optional features of user choice which allow for numerous uses, such as the implement is functional as a stylus, a pen or pencil, a scalpel or paint brush, etc. Also the implement may include an ink filled cartridge having a ball point which may include a retraction mechanism. More importantly the implement is of a unique ergonomic correct formation and the finger receptacle is completely adjustable for a personalized fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Sidney Charles Laybourne
  • Patent number: 9290037
    Abstract: Writing instrument sheaths and methods of fabricating and using the writing instrument sheaths are disclosed. In an embodiment, a writing instrument sheath includes a contiguous wall and a polymer layer that provides a comfortable and controllable writing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: PENCIL SKINS, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Leo Vleisides, Todd Michael Weinberg
  • Patent number: 9212297
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator nozzle for being attached to an adhesive applicator to apply adhesive to a surface of a structure having an edge to thereafter be adhered to a second structure. The nozzle includes a flow conduit for attachment to the applicator for receiving a delivered adhesive and an adhesive dispensing head having a discharge opening communicating with the flow conduit for receiving the adhesive from the flow conduit and applying the adhesive to the surface of the structure. A dispensing guide is attached to the applicator nozzle and extending forwardly and to one side of the dispensing head for engaging the edge of the surface of the structure and guiding the adhesive onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: PAM Fastening Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bert Martin Gausepohl, Kenneth Douglas Canup
  • Patent number: 9192443
    Abstract: A combined cap applicator may be used in combination with one or more cleansing, antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce or eliminate contaminates on a surface. According to some embodiments, the combined cap applicators may comprise a first and second cap where each cap contains an applicator. According to some embodiments, the applicator may be coated or infused with a cleansing, antimicrobial or antiseptic agents for use on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 9150337
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a substance to a body has a first portion and a second portion. A perforation line extends circumferentially around the applicator and separates the first portion and the second portion. A web is contained within the applicator. The web is attached to the first portion and the second portion, such that when the applicator is ruptured, the web may be used to apply the substance to the body by grasping the first portion and the second portion and manipulating the web on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Michael M. Potempa, Brian S. Potempa, Mark Beres
  • Patent number: 9131821
    Abstract: A hand utility interface (1) as illustrated in figure (1) has a medially symmetric body providing two lateral finger channels (2a) and two medial finger channels (2b) extending from a palm part (8) whereby it can be used by either left or right hand. The interface (1) is fabricated from a thin self supporting resilient membrane so that when the fingers of a hand “H” are pressed down into the finger channels (2a, 2b) the interface gently grips the fingers thereby attaching itself to the hand for use. The interface is sufficiently flexible to reflect the flexure of the fingers of the hand “H”. The structure of the interface is such that extension and spreading of the fingers effects single handed discarding of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Charlton Powell, Leslie James Stokes, Rudolf Kautz
  • Patent number: 9120347
    Abstract: An ergonomic writing instrument having longitudinal and oppositely longitudinal ends, the writing instrument having a T body including a column having upper and lower ends, a lateral arm having proximal and distal ends, and an oppositely lateral arm having proximal and distal ends; lateral and oppositely lateral column plates, each plate among the lateral and oppositely lateral column plates having upper and lower ends, the T body's column consisting of the lateral and oppositely lateral column plates; lateral and oppositely lateral hinges respectively interconnecting the lateral column plate's upper end and the lateral arm's proximal end and the interconnecting oppositely lateral column plate's upper end and the oppositely lateral arm's proximal end; and a ballpoint pen fixedly mounted at the lateral and oppositely lateral arms' proximal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Craig C. Mock
  • Patent number: 9067458
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprising a tubular body having an upper end, a lower end having left and right sides, and a point end; left and right wings, each wing among the left and right wings having proximal and distal ends; hinges interconnecting the left and right wings and the tubular body, the hinges respectively positioning the left and right wings' proximal ends at the left and right sides of the tubular body's lower end, and the hinges being adapted for respectively leftwardly and rightwardly extending the left and right wings' distal ends; and a ballpoint pen assembly operatively associated with the tubular body's point end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Craig C. Mock
  • Patent number: 9055845
    Abstract: A dual chambered body scrubber with pump apparatus including an elongate handle having each of a first chamber and a second chamber adjacently disposed therein, each of said first and second chambers in fluid communication with a pump member, wherein movement of a pump switch between each of a first position and a second position alternately pressurizes each of the respective first chamber and the respective second chamber, whereby extant fluid disposed within each of said first and second chambers is selectively and forcibly exuded from a primary cavity through a head unit for application upon a body of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Teri Hooper, Latishia Futrell
  • Patent number: 9022676
    Abstract: A symmetric rigid writing device comprises two arms and a writing utensil. The writing utensil is permanently attached to the arms. The arms and the writing utensil are made of rigid materials. The arms are symmetric and the writing utensil is positioned at the center between the arms. Each of the arms is shaped like a curved pole. At least one end of each arm is attached to the writing utensil. The user may grasp the writing device by the arms with both hands and execute a writing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dorin Kalif
  • Patent number: 8998523
    Abstract: A cream dispensing applicator assembly allows an individual to easily, evenly, and cleanly apply cream to hard-to-reach areas of the body. The assembly includes an elongated member having a head coupled to a handle. The elongated member has an interior space configured for holding a liquid. A pad is coupled to the head. A channel extends through the head. A plurality of outlet ports is coupled to the pad and to the channel. A plunger, a shaft, a knob, and a switch are coupled to the handle. The shaft is coupled to and extends through the plunger. The knob is operationally coupled to the plunger wherein manipulation of the knob urges the plunger into the shaft. A valve is coupled to the handle and to the channel. The switch is operationally coupled to the valve wherein manipulation of the switch selectively opens and closes the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara J. Muller
  • Patent number: 8979411
    Abstract: A liquid applicator is disclosed comprising a liquid container and a liquid dispensing mechanism having a valve element enabling an axial displacement of an applicator tip to move the valve element into the open position for enabling the applicator tip to apply the liquid to a surface. The improvement comprises an applicator closure having a closure coupling for coupling the applicator closure to a peripheral rim of a container. An optional shield may be secured to the applicator closure for providing protection between the applicator tip and an operator grasping the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Flocon Inc.
    Inventor: Stephan M. Ballot
  • Patent number: 8967898
    Abstract: A multi-function back and body scrubber to enable a user to wash, scrub, massage and exfoliate his back and other areas of his body while taking a bath or a shower. The multi-function scrubber includes a shaft that is filled with fluid (e.g., body wash), a flexible thumb pump detachably connected to one end of the shaft, and a double-sided scrubbing head connected to the opposite end. The scrubbing head has first and second cleaning surfaces (e.g., a loofah sponge and a plurality of raised bumps) that are detachable and interchangeable with one another. When the thumb pump is squeezed, fluid is forced from the shaft to one of the cleaning surfaces of the double-sided scrubbing head. The scrubbing head is detachable from the shaft to be held in a hand of the user so that fluid can be dispensed from the shaft thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Dayeh
  • Patent number: 8944715
    Abstract: A sanitary disposable writing instrument for minimizing the transfer of bacteria, viruses and/or chemicals from one person to another including a strip of flexible holding material, a writing implement removably secured to the flexible holding material, and a writing tip associated with the writing implement. At least a second writing instrument can be provided to form a series of removably secured writing instruments wherein removal of one writing instrument from the series causes a next writing instrument to be positioned for removal from the series. Combination dispenser and holding members for dispensing the series of writing instruments in a sanitary manner is also provided. The holding members can be mounted on either a vertical or horizontal support surface and can receive replacement dispensers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Howard Yoder
  • Patent number: 8926203
    Abstract: A writing instrument gripping aid comprising a hollow prism body consisting of three faces, wherein a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the hollow prism body defines a curvilinear isosceles triangle with both base angles greater than 60 degrees and is a writing instrument using the writing instrument gripping aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Te-So Chen
  • Publication number: 20150003884
    Abstract: A liquid applicator (10, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, 10F) having (i) a container in the form of a collapsible bladder (11, 11A, 11B, 11C) for containing a supply of liquid in use; (ii) a positive displacement pump (12, 12A) in flow communication with the container (11, 11A, 11B, 11C) which has a variable capacity chamber for delivering a metered or measured quantity of liquid; and (Hi) a contact device (20, 46A, 46A, 60) in flow communication with the positive displacement pump (12, 12A) wherein the metered or measured dosage of liquid is delivered to a plant or other substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: George Kast
  • Publication number: 20140369733
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser for a hand treatment product. The dispenser (1) comprises an applicator (3), a hand treatment product storage reservoir (5) in fluid communication with the applicator (3), and a restraining means (7) for restraining the dispenser to a support surface, wherein, in use, when a hand is moved across the applicator (3), hand treatment product is applied to the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Orbel Health Limited
    Inventors: Adam F. R. Sutcliffe, Robin B. K. Chilton, Graeme H. Davies, Katie L. Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20140369732
    Abstract: Disclosed is a writing instrument gripping aid comprising a hollow prism body consisting of three faces, wherein a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the hollow prism body defines a curvilinear isosceles triangle with both base angles greater than 60 degrees. In addition, also disclosed is a writing instrument using the writing instrument gripping aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Te-So CHEN
  • Patent number: 8888395
    Abstract: A scrub brush includes a channel at least partially through the body, a first end and a second end, including a brush head receiving portion adjacent the first end. A brush head is positioned adjacent the first end, the brush body including a handle portion adjacent the second end. The handle portion may include an actuator, a reservoir adapted to receive a liquid cleaner, a pump, the pump actuated by the actuator. Actuation of the actuator delivers liquid cleaner from the reservoir to the brush head for scrubbing/cleaning. At least a portion of the handle portion preferably contains a transparent window adapted to show the contents of the reservoir. A hanging flange is provided having an opening formed along the spine of the body of the brush adjacent the brush head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne M. Hinnant
  • Patent number: 8882379
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying oil or lotion to hard to reach areas of the body. The applicator comprises a hollow elongated body allowing the flow of fluid there through. The elongated body includes an upper and lower portions hingedly connected at the midpoint, thereby forming an elbow with a spring coupling. A coaxial flexible tube is disposed within the hollow elongated body for connecting the upper and lower portions. The distal end of the lower portion of the applicator attaches to the neck of a bottle (e.g. sun tan oil bottle). The distal end of the upper portion of the applicator includes a convex sponge. When the applicator is attached to a bottle, the bottle may be squeezed to force oil through the coaxial flexible tube and out through the pores of the convex sponge for spreading lotion onto a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Cedrick Lebron Jackson
  • 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: 20140270886
    Abstract: A writing implement holder comprises an elongated hollow housing. An electric motor is fixed at one end of the housing and having an output shaft thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the housing. A source of electric power is coupled to the motor. A gripping member is mounted within a hollow interior of the housing and has one end thereof securely attached to the output shaft of the motor. The gripping member is configured to receive one end of the writing implement for rotation with the output shaft of the motor, when the writing implement is inserted though an axially opposite open end of the housing. Manually operable ON/OFF switch is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Angelo P. Verdelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8827582
    Abstract: A lip gloss dispenser/applicator which uses the impression of an individual's lips as the applicator surface. The dispenser container contains a soft, plastic mold of a set of lips, realistic in look and texture, which a user can “kiss” to apply the gloss. The gloss is contained within a reservoir beneath, and sealed around, the artificial and molded lips. The gloss is applied from the reservoir by a turning knob-like mechanism beneath the container, which controls an elevator-type lift inside the container. As the mechanism turns, the lift rises, pressing the reservoir against the bottom of the lips, forcing small amounts of gloss through a hole and onto the front of the lips. Micro-fissures in the lips evenly spread the gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lipsinc LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Seymour, Benjamin Martin
  • Patent number: 8814455
    Abstract: A cosmetic device for applying makeup onto the lip area. The cosmetic device includes a top layer. The top layer includes a cosmetic applicator. The cosmetic device also includes a bottom layer aligned with and attached to the top layer. The top and bottom layers are attached in a two-dimensional manner so as to seal the cosmetic applicator and a product area between the top and the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Debra Golden
  • Publication number: 20140219702
    Abstract: The present disclose describes and teaches a pen/pencil grip and a product combining the pen/pencil grip with a pen/pencil. The pen/pencil grip may include a head section, a middle section, and a tail section forming a continuous and smoothly connected body. Positioned on the pen/pencil grip are placement recesses and grooves to accommodate the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger, and thenar eminence of a human hand. The pen/pencil grip may also include a channel that may receive the shaft of a pen/pencil. A final product may include the pen/pencil and the grip, forming a writing apparatus that is easy to use, prevents writing fatigue, and helps to establish good writing habits and healthy posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Custom Device Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allan D. Pincus, Walter D. Barger, III, Bonnie Mauer
  • Patent number: 8770880
    Abstract: A pen or pencil comprising a casing, the outside contour of which forms two or more gripping surfaces (12, 14, 16). There is at least one intermediate region (18, 20, 22) which is between two adjacent gripping surfaces in the peripheral direction and in which the outside contour of the casing is radially within a notional intersection line (24) of the two adjacent gripping surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: STABILO International GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Hecker
  • Patent number: 8764329
    Abstract: An applicator includes a barrel portion, a nose portion, a pivoting joint, a threaded screw, a cup, and a flexible driveshaft. The nose portion is connected to the barrel portion at the pivoting joint. The threaded screw is disposed in the barrel portion and threadably engages a plurality of threads. The cup is disposed in the nose portion and is adapted to carry a mass or instrument. The cup is rotationally fixed to the nose portion and the threaded screw such that rotation of the nose portion relative to the barrel portion causes axial displacement of the cup and the screw relative to the barrel portion. The flexible driveshaft extends between and is rotationally fixed to the threaded screw and the cup. The flexible shaft extends across the pivoting joint disposed at the connection between the nose portion and the barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cosmolab, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh Hasty
  • Patent number: 8757911
    Abstract: A writing instrument accessory for use with a writing instrument includes a sleeve having a tubular configuration defining upper and lower ends, the sleeve being configured to receive the writing instrument. The accessory includes an elastic member coupled at one end to the sleeve and extending away from the sleeve to another end opposite the sleeve, the elastic member having a stretchable and resilient configuration. A hook member is coupled to the elastic member at the end opposite the sleeve, the hook member having a configuration complementary to a shape of a person's finger so as to be selectively coupled thereto. In operation, the elastic member is held at length by a user's non-writing hand finger from the writing instrument while a writing task is undertaken by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dongseok Shim
  • Publication number: 20140140750
    Abstract: A device for the application of a gel or solid substance to a human body surface is disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of an applicator portion to which gel or solid deodorant is secured and which is coupled to a handle portion. The applicator portion is sized to accommodate a single application of deodorant in a compact format while the handle portion is sized to be grasped between the fingers and thumb of the human hand. The handle portion comprises a moveable connecting point allowing the handle portion to traverse between a storage position and a gripping position during use. The applicator portion is integrally formed with said handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: RICHARD P. MORROW
  • Publication number: 20140133895
    Abstract: A nail polish removal device includes a hollow applicator handle and an applicator tip. The applicator handle has an applicator end and an opposite end and releasably contains a nail solution. The applicator tip is removably attached to the applicator end of the applicator handle. The nail solution saturates or passes through the applicator tip when released from the applicator handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Netrisa Takesha P. Dockery
  • Publication number: 20140119807
    Abstract: A handheld precise liquid marker. The handheld precise liquid marker preferably creates a substantially perfect dot when marking one or more surfaces and is preferably used for multiple applications such as marking a dimple of a golf ball surface and/or providing a proper amount of dosage for medicinal applications. The handheld precise liquid marker may also comprise a liquid delivery system for dispensing a precise amount of ink or liquid onto various surfaces, a projecting/retracting mechanism, and an audible and/or tactile physical feedback mechanism. The projecting/retracting mechanism may controllably retract or protrude a nib into and out of the housing, and the audible/physical feedback mechanism may provide either a physical and/or audible click once a desired amount of ink or liquid transfers onto the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Golf Rite Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Tarlow, Frank Francavilla
  • Publication number: 20140105665
    Abstract: The present application discloses a cosmetic device for accessing residual liquid and gel like cosmetics in hard to reach containers and applying the cosmetics. Specifically, the device is a stand-alone lip gloss wand with a long flexible stem capable of reaching every spot in a tube of lip gloss and retrieving hard to reach residual lip gloss and a specially designed flame shaped applicator tip for applying both thin and broad strokes of the retrieved lip gloss. Additionally, the device is easily cleaned allowing for use across multiple tubes without cross-contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Swoon Beauty, LLC.
    Inventors: Keisha L. WRIGHT, H. Anthony FRANKLIN
  • Publication number: 20140099611
    Abstract: A writing instrument accessory for use with a writing instrument includes a sleeve having a tubular configuration defining upper and lower ends, the sleeve being configured to receive the writing instrument. The accessory includes an elastic member coupled at one end to the sleeve and extending away from the sleeve to another end opposite the sleeve, the elastic member having a stretchable and resilient configuration. A hook member is coupled to the elastic member at the end opposite the sleeve, the hook member having a configuration complementary to a shape of a person's finger so as to be selectively coupled thereto. In operation, the elastic member is held at length by a user's non-writing hand finger from the writing instrument while a writing task is undertaken by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Dongseok Shim
  • Publication number: 20140099151
    Abstract: A marking enhancement device for facilitating and enhancing markings and helping to adjust writing styles. The device positions over a marking device in proximity to where a hand grasps. The device counteracts the pressure exerted by the hand while marking. The device includes a shaft portion for receiving the marking device. The shaft portion includes an aperture through which the marking device passes through. At least one lever joins along a longitudinal axis of the shaft, and extends outwardly from the shaft. Each lever includes a U-shape configured to be grasped by the hand while marking. A tension portion, such as a coil spring, positions between the shaft and the each lever. The tension portion provides a compressive force that counteracts the pressure applied on the marking device during marking. In this manner, the pressure transfers from the marking device and the marking surface to the tension portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: SHAZAM ABDUL, Savitrie Abdul
  • Patent number: 8678691
    Abstract: A writing implement. A tubular outer shell (11) is provided outside a grip member (10), an inner shell (12) made of a soft material is provided entirely inside the outer shell (11), and the inner shell (12) is covered with the moderately hard outer shell (11). Thus, while the inner shell (12) inside can allow the user to feel the fit, the outer shell (11) outside prevents the inner shell (12) from getting damaged or worn even if the inner shell (12) is soft, so as to fully secure durability of the grip member (10). Since a thin part (11A) of the outer shell (11) is sufficiently thin on a swell (13), the excellent fit can be given to the user even if the outer shell (11) is formed of a hard elastic material to fully secure the durability of the grip member (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kiritake, Nobuaki Shimane, Kengo Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20140072360
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of writing instruments, and in particular a writing instrument comprising a front body, a rear body capable of turning, relative to the front body, about a longitudinal axis, and a tubular piece axially connecting the front body and the rear body by elastic snap-fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventor: Samuel MALINVERNI
  • Publication number: 20140072359
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of writing instruments and in particular a writing instrument comprising a front body with an ergonomic grasping segment asymmetrical relative to a first longitudinal plane, and a rear body asymmetrical relative to a second longitudinal plane. The rear body is capable of rotating relative to the front body about a longitudinal axis corresponding to a line of intersection between the first longitudinal plane and the second longitudinal plane, between a position adapted to gripping with a right hand and a position adapted to gripping with a left hand. The invention also relates to a method of using this writing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventor: David BOISDEVESYS
  • Publication number: 20140064818
    Abstract: A lotion container is described. The container includes a sealed outer edge that defines a cavity adapted to store an amount of lotion sufficient for a single application; and a set of notches that define a removable section of the lotion container, wherein at least one notch from the set of notches severs a portion of the sealed edge such that the lotion is able to be dispensed from the cavity if the removable section is separated from the lotion container. A container adapted to store and dispense lotion includes a cavity adapted to store lotion sufficient for a single application; an integrated applicator spout extending out from the cavity; and a removable section adapted to allow stored lotion to be dispensed through the applicator spout. A lotion kit includes multiple single-use lotion containers; and a fastener adapted to be coupled to one or more of the single-use lotion containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: John David Burton
  • Patent number: 8662774
    Abstract: A lotion applicator assembly includes a plate that has a front side, a back side and a perimeter edge. An absorbent member for absorbing fluids is attached to and covers the front side. The absorbent member has an outer surface positioned opposite of the front side. A handle has a first end, a second end and a perimeter surface extending between the first and second ends. The handle has a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends and the handle has a length from the first end to the second end between 8 inches and 24 inches. A coupler is attached to the plate and releasably engages the handle adjacent to the first end to secure the handle to the plate. The plate lies in a plane orientated parallel to the longitudinal axis of the handle. The absorbent member receives lotion to be applied to a person's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lois D. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140034075
    Abstract: An applicator cup for user with a motorized handle for applying cosmetics. The applicator cup includes an applicator configured to apply a liquid or powder substance (e.g., such as cosmetics, makeup, lotion, sunblock, sunscreen, moisturizer, foundation, concealer, eye shadow, blush, bronzer, cream, or any other appropriate substance) to a user's body. The applicator cup may be configured to enable a user to selectively attach the applicator cup to the motorized handle substantially without touching the applicator. The applicator cup is adapted to enable a user to use the applicator cup in combination with a handle, such as a motorized handle, to apply the liquid or powder substances to the user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Steven C. Machiorlette, Edward Darrell Jervey, III
  • Patent number: 8641308
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen system has a pen housing, a top cap, and a ballpoint ink cartridge located in the pen housing. The top cap is located on a pen housing anterior end. In a first closed position a top cap anterior internal annular ridge and a top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage an anterior annular groove and a median annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a second, open position, the top cap anterior internal annular ridge and the top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage the median annular groove and a posterior annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a first position, the ballpoint tip is located below a top cap anterior end aperture. In a second position, the ballpoint tip is located above and through the top cap anterior end aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry F. Peyton, Georgia C. Peyton
  • Publication number: 20140023422
    Abstract: A foamed or open cell matrix material is attached to the palm of a glove and retains and releases hand sanitizer. The foam pad can be adhered to the glove integrally, or as a detachable accessory using mechanical or chemical adhesive systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Yarmeisch
  • Publication number: 20130343797
    Abstract: A unitary hand-held, single-use liquid dispenser and applicator is disclosed. A squeezable handle also serves as a reservoir for liquid. A non-forming thermoplastic film seals liquid within the reservoir. Novel weaknesses in the film can be broken on demand to create an opening for liquid to freely flow onto an absorbent pad. A user can thus dispense and apply the liquid without ever touching the liquid or the surface with his hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: CASEY SAMANGOOIE
  • Publication number: 20130306092
    Abstract: A pressure-activated lotion applicator apparatus and related method for applying lotion to a portion of a user's body, comprising: a refillable lotion reservoir; an air chamber; a flexible, barrier separating the reservoir from the air chamber; and one or more holes for passing the lotion from the reservoir to the portion of the user's body; configured such that pressure between the applicator and the portion of the user's body causes the lotion to pass out of the applicator through the holes and be applied to the portion of the user's body, and further configured such that when a given volume of lotion passes out of the reservoir onto the portion of the user's body, a substantially equivalent volume of air enters the air chamber, and the barrier displaces so as to substantially equivalently increase the air chamber volume and decrease the lotion reservoir volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Maya McNulty
  • Publication number: 20130294809
    Abstract: A cleaning utensil comprising a body having a first end, a second end and an interior cavity. A cap secured to the first end of the body and forming a water-tight seal against the body. A nozzle disposed on the cap, wherein the nozzle is configured to dispense a fluid that is stored in the interior cavity of the body. A grip attached to the second end of the body. A fabric head attached to the grip, the fabric heading including a mechanism to secure a fabric layer to the fabric head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Phillip S. Eggers, Matthew M. Sanderson