Screw Feed Patents (Class 401/68)
  • Patent number: 10143289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-purpose makeup applicator that comprises, a pencil body having a first body half and a second body half, a refill cavity formed within an encircled sidewall of the first body half, a helix cavity formed within an encircled sidewall of the second body half where the refill cavity and helix cavity are separated by a cavity partition, a lid hingedly attached to the first half of the body and terminates prior to the cavity partition where the second half of the body originates, a displacement mechanism located is configured in the helix cavity of the second body half. In the open position of the lid, a refill cartridge can be placed in the refill cavity, and through the displacement mechanism the refill cartridge moves operably relative to and from the refill cavity of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Valerie Jo Sucich, Cody Sucich, Anthony Richard Sucich
  • Patent number: 10098436
    Abstract: An assembly for a container 1 of cosmetic product has a cup support 30 and a cup 10. The cup 10 is configured to receive the cosmetic product. The cup 10 and the cup support 30 are interconnected by a spring connection 20. A container 1 for cosmetic product has such an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Thomas Bonnin, Frederic Lecureuil
  • Patent number: 10004318
    Abstract: An eye liner and/or eye brow cosmetic applicator device comprises a cylindrical handle segment and one or preferably two angled eye liner and eye brow cosmetic holding containers and applicators having a roller ball, tip, nib or a brush in communication with eye liner and eye brow cosmetic material contained within the containers at the angled ends of the device. The containers are removably connected to the handle for selective replacement. Caps or coverings are provided to the working tips of the containers and, in one embodiment, a smudger cap is provided, too. The caps are frictionally retained. The handle segments are preferably rotatably secured to one another for providing flexibility in rotation of each handle segment with respect to the other handle segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Liya Levneff, Yuriy Leviyev
  • Patent number: 9795205
    Abstract: Dispensing packages are disclosed that are capable of dispensing soft-solid type antiperspirant compositions employing actives having a metal to chloride ratio of less than or equal to 1.3, and that are capable of exhibiting minimal weeping in between uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael John Bolander, Joseph Estill Lennon, Songtao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9775422
    Abstract: A rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container includes a tubular-shaped container with a front part and a rear part, a movable body with a male thread at an outer peripheral part, and supporting a rod-shaped cosmetic material at a distal end, and a female threaded member with a female thread at an inner peripheral part. First and second elastic bodies each accumulate resilient force and have different spring constants. The male thread and the female thread constitute a threaded engagement mechanism that, by relative rotation between the front part and the rear part, advances and retracts the movable body and causes the rod-shaped cosmetic material to appear and disappear from an opening of the container. The first elastic body is sandwiched between the rear part and the female threaded member and the second elastic body is sandwiched between the front part and the female threaded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 9675162
    Abstract: A rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container includes a tubular-shaped container with a front container part and a rear container part, a movable body with a male thread at an outer peripheral part that supports a rod-shaped cosmetic material at a distal end and a female thread part with a female thread at an inner peripheral part that is engaged with the male thread. A first elastic body is configured to accumulate resilient force against the rear container part and reduce rearward movement of the female thread part in the axial direction. A second elastic body is configured to accumulate resilient force against the front container part and reduce frontward movement of the female thread part in the axial direction. The first elastic body is a resin spring integral with the female thread part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 9339097
    Abstract: A deodorant package with an expanding platform is provided. The deodorant package has a threaded shaft connected to a rotatable dial. An elevator with an platform engages the threaded shaft. The platform has a first section joined to a second section by at least one flexible hinge such that the first section and the second section are biased to expand to contact an inner wall of the body of the package. An advantage that may be realized in the practice of some disclosed embodiments of the deodorant package is that a significant draft angle may be used that aids manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Tessy Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: James Weishaar, Eric Frearson
  • Patent number: 9265328
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Braeuer, Britta Lorenz, Clemens Wiesmann
  • 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: 20150098746
    Abstract: A retractable cosmetic pencil including a barrel, godet, lower threaded portion and an end cap is disclosed. The godet can be configured to move longitudinally within the barrel. The lower threaded portion can be configured to be coupled to the godet. The end cap can be configured to be coupled to the lower threaded portion. An injection receiving opening can formed in the closed end of the end cap, wherein the injection receiving opening is configured to receive an injection nozzle such that the retractable cosmetic pencil can be backfilled when the godet is in a retracted position relative to the lower threaded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL COSMETIC SUPPLIERS LTD
    Inventor: David Julian Cave THOMPSON
  • 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: 8950964
    Abstract: A specially designed addition to stick deodorant packaging that incorporates a handy absorbent pad or brush that removes moisture from the skin prior to application. Design intent is to provide consumers with a novel tool that ensures optimal hygiene may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tia Jefferson
  • Publication number: 20150030370
    Abstract: An applying material extruding container includes a movable body and a screw tube, and the movable body is moved forward by the screwing action of a screwing portion caused by the relative rotation of a filling member and a control tube in one direction. The screw tube includes a rear end tube portion, the control tube includes an internal tubular portion internally inserted into the rear end tube portion, on an outer circumferential surface of the internal tubular portion, a protrusion portion on one side that protrudes outwardly in a radial direction is provided, on an inner circumferential surface of the rear end tube portion, a protrusion on the other side that protrudes inwardly in the radial direction and that engages with the protrusion portion on one side in a rotation direction is provided and the protrusion on the other side has elasticity in the radial direction by cutouts therearound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshikazu TANI
  • Publication number: 20150020849
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of removing particulate matter from a surface. An example comprises contacting a kneadable dust removal composition with the surface so that the particulate matter adheres or becomes embedded within the composition, and is removed from the surface with the dust removal composition. Preferably the dust removal composition comprises a polymerized siloxane, more preferably a substituted polymerized siloxane, even more preferably, a non-cross-linked, linear polymerized siloxane. In other embodiments the invention comprises a kneadable dust removal composition, preferably comprising a polymerized siloxane. The dust removal composition may be packaged to be attachable to a broom, sweeper, or mop so that it make used to pick up residue from sweeping, brushing or mopping. In other embodiments the dust removal composition may be packaged in a “twist-up” or other similar package permitting the composition to be extruded or advanced to expose a fresh surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: James Jefferies Harrison
  • Publication number: 20140341632
    Abstract: To provide a rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container that can sufficiently protect a rod-shaped cosmetic material from impact acting in an axial direction. The rod-shaped cosmetic material feeding container includes a female thread part with a female thread. The female thread is screwed with a male thread of a movable body. One elastic body absorbs impact acting on the female thread part in an axial direction due to, for example, a drop. The other elastic body absorbs impact due to restoring force generated when the elastic body restores. Thus, a rod-shaped cosmetic material supported by the movable body threadably mounted on the female thread part can be sufficiently protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukikazu ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 8875955
    Abstract: A dispenser having an inner barrel, outer shell, screw member, platform and control member; the outer shell, screw member and control member having configurations that provides for particular engagement features in the assembled dispenser, including features that compensate for dimensional variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Arora, Alex Sandor Szekely, Timothy Charles Dzurik, Garen Kouyoumjian, Amanda Claire Wilding
  • Publication number: 20140314464
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide dispensing and/or application of product from a reservoir of an applicator device or dispenser. A feeder device disposed within the reservoir expels the product from the reservoir when the feeder device is advanced from a first position to a second position within the reservoir. An applicator may be coupled to the reservoir to apply product expelled from the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GUANGZHOU COMPLACENT INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD
    Inventor: Kuo Yu Huang
  • Publication number: 20140270891
    Abstract: A cosmetic container for housing a cosmetic product applicator is presented. The cosmetic container comprise: a tubular housing within which a cosmetic product applicator can be inserted; and a platform positioned within the tubular housing, the platform being movable along the longitudinal axis of the housing. The platform comprises an interlock arrangement adapted to releasably engage an interface section of a cosmetic product applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TOLY MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian MCNAMARA, Mario DELIA, James ATTARD KINGSWELL
  • Publication number: 20140270892
    Abstract: A reusable antiperspirant and/or deodorant dispenser with a removable front face that allows for the replacement of hygiene stick. The front face may be removed by sliding it upwards relative to a dispenser body until the front face disengages from the dispenser body. The front face may be re-attached to the dispenser body by snapping engagement tabs together. The used hygiene stick may then be removed by turning a rotational device such that a keyhole in the device aligns with a key on a spindle. A replacement hygiene stick may then now be inserted and seated on an elevator platform in the dispenser. In one embodiment, the hygiene stick may be sold as a set with the spindle and the elevator platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John Linehan
  • Patent number: 8777066
    Abstract: Packaging element with a hermetically sealed dosing mechanism for semi-solid products, comprehending its body as a sole piece (10) injected in plastic material, configuring two concentric parts, one internal that configures the product containing cup-like recipient (11) and an external which configures a skirt for optional finishing (12), both with their top endings integrated between themselves by a horizontal wall (13), above which emerge vertically two concentric collars (14) and (15), which configure a hermetical coupling for a device in the shape of a spinning disc (16) that rotates in only one direction and always in the same plane in relation to the main body (10), and whose spinning disc (16) outside portion, may receive an optional over-lid (17), while from its inside portion has constructive details integrated to the assembly of an integrated protection dosing valve mechanism (18) and an actioning mechanism (19) for a piston (20) that, by its turn, initially (full package) is placed along with the b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Victor Esteve, Eric Zembrod
  • Patent number: 8776313
    Abstract: A stationery tool has a body and a rubber holding device. The body has a holding end and a holding recess defined in the holding end. The rubber holding device is detachably or securely mounted in the holding recess for holding a rubber to adjust an extension length of the rubber relative to the body and has a clamping segment and a guiding segment. The clamping segment has multiple clamping protrusions for pressing against the rubber. The guiding segment extends outwardly and makes an opening of the rubber holding device have a distance from the clamping segment. Accordingly, the stationery tool has capabilities of adjusting an extension length of the rubber and conveniently replacing a used rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20140175132
    Abstract: A food product dispensing device (10) includes a housing (12) with an opening (66). The device includes a drive screw (30) for driving a piston (42) towards the opening. Portions (76) of a food product are placed in the housing and are forced through the opening by the piston as the screw is rotated. There are separators (78) between each two adjacent portions. These allow one portion at a time to be ejected through the opening and used or consumed, for example by spreading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Elhage John, Elhage George, Astifo Steve
  • Patent number: 8727651
    Abstract: An elevating container includes an elliptically shaped main tube, a non-circularly shaped moveable support unit which moves upwardly or downwardly along an inner surface of a storage tube of the main tube without rotating, and a driving unit fitted to the main tube to rotate in threaded engagement to the support unit without moving upwardly or downwardly. A seal section at the lower end of the inner peripheral surface of the storage tube and a sealing cylinder at the lower end of the support unit are air-tightly fitted to each other. In addition, positioning ribs are provided at the lower end of the storage tube, and positioning notches are provided at the lower end of the moveable support unit. When the positioning ribs and the positioning notches are engaged with each other, a circumferential misalignment between the main tube and the support unit is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ken Arai, Takamitsu Okawara, Masakazu Mameta, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Hideo Uemura
  • Patent number: 8696226
    Abstract: A rotary pencil includes a sleeve-shaped shaft having a front end and a rear end, a threaded spindle mounted to be fixed against rotation and axially movable in said shaft and having an at least single-start external thread. At least one threaded element is fixed in axial and rotating directions relative to the shaft and engages into the external thread. The front end of the external thread is adjoined by a cylindrical spindle section which extends over the entire circumference of the spindle, namely a free-running section, and has an external diameter corresponding to a core diameter of the external thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventor: Stefan Hornfeck
  • Publication number: 20140086661
    Abstract: A cosmetic container for housing a cosmetic product applicator is presented. The cosmetic container comprises: a cosmetic product applicator; a tubular housing comprising first and second portions; and a platform positioned within the tubular housing and connected to the first portion of the housing, the platform being adapted to receive the cosmetic product applicator inserted into the tubular housing. The first portion of the housing is rotatable relative to the second portion of the housing about an axis of rotation so as to move the platform between a first position, in which substantially the entire length of the cosmetic product applicator is situated within the tubular housing so as to prevent its removal from the housing, and a second position, in which a portion of the cosmetic applicator projects outwardly from the tubular housing so as to permit its removal from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TOLY MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul ADAMS, Mario DELIA, Philippe PARKER, Brian MCNAMARA
  • Patent number: 8647004
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved assembling structure of intermediate tube of lipstick, which is an improvement of assembling positioning structure of intermediate tube of lipstick that realizes comfortable and smooth rotation control in out-feeding lipstick, generally including a plurality of equally divided and slightly convexly raised elastic flange plates that are formed on a circumferential surface of a rotary base to which an intermediate tube is assembled, whereby the intermediate tube, when assembled, shows a point elastic pushing positioning assembling with respect to the rotary base so that when the rotary base is rotated to control the internally received lipstick holder to raise or lower, an effect of safe use that is realized by positive engagement and shaking-free rotation control. As such, the assembling structure of lipstick is made stable and positive and comfort and safety of the use of the lipstick are ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Li-Chun Chan
  • Publication number: 20140016982
    Abstract: A mechanical pencil having a rotational drive mechanism which gradually rotates a writing lead on application of writing pressure and allowing rotational operation of the writing lead to be known reliably. First and second cam faces 6a and 6b are respectively formed at one end face and the other end face of a rotor 6 in an axial direction, and first and second fixed cam faces 13a and 14a arranged on the body cylinder side so as to respectively face the first and the second cam faces are provided to form the rotational drive mechanism for the writing lead. A plurality of grooves 8a in the axial direction are formed at a slider 8 of a pipe end 7 which projects forwardly from a body cylinder 1. Therefore, the user can see the grooves 8a (provided for the slider 8) rotated by rotation. of the rotor 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PENCIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotake Izawa, Takeshi Kobayashi, Kyo Nakayama
  • 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: 20130302079
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package for a consumer care composition, the package comprising a container containing a consumer care composition in the form of a solid stick, the container having a base, a solid stick of the consumer care composition supported on the base, an annular sleeve surrounding the solid stick, the annular sleeve being coupled to the base by a coupling mechanism, coupling mechanism being adapted to control longitudinal movement of the annular sleeve relative to the base between extended and retracted positions. Also disclosed is method of manufacturing a package comprising a container containing a consumer care composition in the form of a solid stick in which a void in the container is filled a consumer care composition in liquid form, the liquid passing downwardly through a porous transverse wall in a base of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John C. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8562232
    Abstract: A stick-shaped cosmetic material feeder container having a female screw member with meshing parts, a container rear part having concave groove parts, a clutch spring member disposed on the rear side of the female screw member having meshing parts, a spring part urging the meshing parts frontward, and convex parts entering into the concave groove parts and being movable in the axial direction and not rotatable with respect to the container rear part, a rear part of the clutch spring member beyond the spring part is not movable in the axial direction with respect to the container rear part, and the spring part contracts to cancel the meshing around the axis between the meshing parts when an excessive rotation torque effects on a movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 8534946
    Abstract: A container for propelling cosmetic pencils includes a holding body (4), a lead-holder (7) axially movable in the holding body (4) and having a seat (9) facing a first opening (4a) of the holding body (4) and designed to receive a lead (3) of cosmetic material, a driving element (13) movable in rotation in the holding body (4) and having an operating portion (14) protruding from a second opening (4b) of the holding body (4), a threaded body (12) being part of the lead-holder (7) or the driving element (13), for converting the rotation motion of the operating portion (14) into an axial motion of the lead-holder (7), and radially flexible tabs (16) integral with the driving element (13) or the lead-holder (7) and having threaded portions (17) in engagement with the threaded body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: F.I.L.A. Fabrica Italiana Lapis Ed Affini S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Cont
  • Publication number: 20130230347
    Abstract: A slide type lipstick case structure is provided, which includes: a body having a mounting portion formed on the center thereof, into which a lipstick is mounted; a protection cap coupled to the outer periphery of the body through a triple spiral in such a manner as to be moved up and down by means of rotation manipulations, thereby allowing the lipstick to be extracted out of the body and to be retracted into the body; and a cover adapted to open and close the upper portion of the body into which the protection cap is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: RND Group LLC
    Inventor: Yoon Hoi KIM
  • 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: 20130193167
    Abstract: A dispenser comprising an inner barrel, outer shell, screw member, platform and control member; the outer shell, screw member and control member having configurations that provides for particular engagement features in the assembled dispenser, including features that compensate for dimensional variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventor: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever
  • Publication number: 20130170886
    Abstract: A container is configured for selectively dispensing a personal care product. The container includes a body, a drive apparatus, and an elevator. The body at least partially defines a product chamber and a distal opening. The elevator is disposed within the product chamber. Rotation of the drive apparatus results in axial movement of the elevator within the product chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • 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: 20130039687
    Abstract: Dispensing packages are disclosed that are capable of dispensing soft-solid type antiperspirant compositions employing actives having a metal to chloride ratio of less than or equal to 1.3, and that are capable of exhibiting minimal weeping in between uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130022384
    Abstract: The mechanism comprises an inner hollow sleeve (60) and an outer sleeve (62) rotatably mounted around the inner sleeve (60). The outer sleeve (62) delimits an helical track (105), the inner sleeve (60) delimiting an axial track (72) intersecting the helical track (105). The mechanism comprises a cup (64) for holding the stick (12). The cup (64) is able to be actuated from an initial configuration, in which its axial movement between a retracted inner position and a deployed outer position is prevented when the inner sleeve (60) is rotated relative to the outer sleeve (62), and a use configuration, in which relative rotation between the inner sleeve (60) and the outer sleeve (62) induces an axial movement of the cup (64) between its inner retracted position and its outer deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: LO'REAL
    Inventor: Jian Yan
  • Publication number: 20130014366
    Abstract: A dispenser (20) has a barrel (24; 198), a piston (28) upwardly movable within the barrel from a first position to a second position, and a body (22) of personal care composition at least partially within the barrel between the piston and the barrel top end (44). An actuator is coupled to the piston to shift the piston upward (toward the top end). The actuator comprises a screw member having a threaded first portion (36) engaged to the piston for relative rotation about a first axis (500). The screw has a second portion (50). A cap (60) has a first condition mounted at the barrel top end. The cap has a socket (82) in an outer surface. The cap is removable from the first condition and installable into a second condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: PLASTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph J. Prischak
  • Patent number: 8328447
    Abstract: When rotating a main body tube and an operation tube in a disclosed container toward a first direction, a moveable screw tube advances a predetermined amount. When further rotating toward the first direction, a screwing part urges a moving body forward. A female thread of the screwing part in the moveable screw tube is radially outwardly expandable via a slit. When the moveable screw tube advances toward the first direction, the outer diameter of the front end part is restricted and expansion thereof is prevented. When further rotating toward the first direction and the screwing part urges the moving body forward, expansion of the front end part and the female thread of the screwing part may be suppressed. Accordingly, the screwing part reliably exerts screw function when the moving body advances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Publication number: 20120294663
    Abstract: A butter dispenser is provided having a dispensing mechanism for dispensing a stick of butter from a housing or container whereby the dispensing mechanism may be separate from or integrated with the housing for containing the butter. The butter dispenser further providing for a dispensing mechanism that includes an automatically retractable dispensing mechanism for reloading the butter without requiring manual retraction of the dispensing mechanism to its fully retracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Emily Ann Papavero, Anthony Tad Papavero
  • Patent number: 8267606
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing a product includes a dispensing assembly provided with a holding cup for the product, a sheath in which the cup is mounted, a jacket around the sheath and including an outlet orifice, and an outer sleeve around the jacket. Guide devices are provided to bring about, during a rotation of the outer sleeve relative to said jacket, a joint axial movement of said sheath and of the holding cup relative to the jacket, followed by an axial movement of said cup relative to the guide sheath and to the jacket towards a use position of the product. A protective case in which the dispensing assembly is mounted, forms an outer cover for the assembly and includes an actuating member that is able to rotate the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: William Delbove, Lionel Drugeon
  • Patent number: 8246264
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for transporting and applying cosmetic material, including a rotating applicator tip which, when rotated, dispenses cosmetic material onto the tip such that the user does not need to periodically dip the applicator tip into a reservoir of cosmetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf, Caroline DeFrance
  • Patent number: 8210347
    Abstract: The present disclosure could generally provide a reusable and universal case for personal items such as, for example, removable lipstick refills. Manufacturers could provide relatively cost-effective lipstick refills suitable for use with a more elegantly packaged and fully functional universal case. The case could include an elongated tube to house a lipstick refill. The case could also include a notch disposed on an interior surface of an elongated tube to receive a groove disposed on an exterior surface of an insert disposed within a second end of the tube. The case could further include a protrusion on an interior surface of the insert that is disposed along a surface of the lipstick refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Olive Anne McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20120163895
    Abstract: A lipstick tube has an outer-layer spiral tube, a middle-layer involution tube and a lipstick cup arranged on the inner side sequentially sheathed on the inner side of a base, and a longitudinal groove is arranged on the tube wall of the middle-layer involution tube. The lipstick cup has a vertical groove on the cup wall. A first lifting point is arranged directly under the vertical groove, engaged with the longitudinal groove of the middle-layer involution tube and the internal thread of the outer-layer spiral tube; a second lifting point is arranged on the outer surface of a base plate, engaged with the vertical groove, the longitudinal groove and the internal thread. The outer-layer spiral tube allows the first and the second lifting points to move side by side. The internal thread of the upper-section spiral tube only allows the second lifting point to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Huiping Lu
  • Publication number: 20120093565
    Abstract: A combination surf wax storage container and applicator is disclosed. The assembly includes a symmetrical storage container member, which has an open top end and a closed bottom end. A twist up and down member positioned inside the container member supports a solid slug of surf wax. A rotating member attached to said twist up and down member at the exterior base of the container is turned as a means for exposing the surf wax above the open end rim of the container and recoiling the surf wax back into the container for storage. An applicator cap member is releasably secured to the open top end of the container member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Denis Drew
  • Patent number: 8152397
    Abstract: A product replacement unit for a base stick module in particular of a cosmetic stick comprises a replacement housing with a reservoir in which a product, in particular a cosmetic product, is present in creamy, liquid or pasty form. An applicator is in a fluid connection with the reservoir, and a piston is guided for displacement in the replacement housing for feeding the product to the applicator. A piston connecting component is present on the piston for cooperating with a push rod connecting component of a piston push rod forming part of a feed device of the base stick module for extending the piston, wherein the piston push rod is formed to establish a push connection with the piston and is formed to be positioned on the side of the piston remote from the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: H & M Gutberlet GmbH
    Inventor: Detlev Gutberlet
  • Publication number: 20120039657
    Abstract: A new lip balm, cosmetic, or personal care product dispenser using a non-lethal shotgun shell hull that will accept an industry standard 0.15 ounce twist-base balm dispenser, providing increased turning friction and a tighter fitting cap. This invention is a new type of lip balm dispenser that solves the problems associated with old standard tubular balm dispensers. Standard 0.15 ounce lip balm tubes have a knurled twist base that inadvertently rotates in your jacket or pants pocket while people are engaged in outdoor activities such as walking, working, biking, hiking, hunting or fishing. As the tube base twists inside your pocket, the balm itself is wormed outward and mashed into the cap, creating a gooey mess. Also, standard lip balm tube caps come off easily in your pocket which is another big messy problem. The newly invented dispenser prevents a gooey mess in your pocket, purse, jacket or luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Wayne Stanley Forrey
  • Publication number: 20120039656
    Abstract: An oval dispenser for stick material suitable for being filled through its base comprises a skeletal platform (30) having a threaded hub (32), a rim wall (31), a circular wall intermediate between the hub and the rim defining a filling zone, and a rotor wheel (3) having a hollow boss (13) that defines with the filling ring (34) a continuous passage for stick material to be charged into the dispenser interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Baines, Martin Christopher Bunce, Geoffrey Stephen Mawtus, Alex Sandor Szekely, Juraj Ulik
  • Publication number: 20120039655
    Abstract: A dispenser for stick material that is suitable for bottom filling comprises a barrel (2) having at one end a base (6) with a central hollow boss with integrally moulded mountings for a separately moulded spindle having at one end at least two opposed struts terminating in means to engage with the mountings in the boss. Preferably, the spindle snaps fits with the boss. Preferably, the spindle has two struts that align with spokes within a skeletal platform (30) that link a filling ring therein to its rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Baines, Martin Christopher Bunce, Geoffrey Stephen Mawtus, Alex Sandor Szekely, Juraj Ulik