Screw Feed Patents (Class 401/68)
  • Patent number: 11980276
    Abstract: A rod-shaped object feeding container includes a cartridge unit and a knock mechanism unit. The cartridge unit includes a movable body and a female screw member. The knock mechanism unit includes a coupling member, a knock member, a spring member, a main body tube, and a rotary member. When the knock member is pressed, the knock member converts a force with which the knock member is pressed into a rotational force and causes the coupling member and the female screw member to be rotated in one direction so as to advance the movable body and the rod-shaped object. When the rotary member is rotated relative to the main body tube in an opposite direction, the rotary member causes the coupling member and the female screw member to be rotated in the opposite direction so as to retract the movable body and the rod-shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wataru Kuga
  • Patent number: 11975550
    Abstract: A printing device includes: a thermal head; and a processor. The thermal head includes a heating element. The processor is configured to perform: (a) creating; and (b) driving. The (a) creating creates print data based on image data representing an image to be printed on a printing medium. The (b) driving drives the heating element to apply heat to the printing medium according to the print data. The processor is configured to further perform: (c) determining. The (c) determining determines whether to create a plurality of labels for lamination using at least one printing medium including a first printing medium. The first printing medium is transparent and includes a plurality of heat-sensitive layers laminated together. Each of the plurality of heat-sensitive layers is configured to develop a different color when heat is applied from the heating element. The (c) creating is performed in accordance with a determination result in (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Keisuke Nishihara, Isao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 11925248
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic material container includes a sleeve that includes a storage chamber that stores a liquid cosmetic material therein, a bead member that is disposed at a front end of the sleeve, has a through hole extending in an axial direction of the liquid cosmetic material container and configured to store a brush in the through hole, a relay core that is configured to connect the brush and the storage chamber, enter the brush, and send the liquid cosmetic material in the storage chamber to the brush, and a cap that is detachably attached to the sleeve. A rear portion of the through hole has a first cross sectional area, and a front portion of the through hole has a second cross sectional area which is smaller than the first cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Waki
  • Patent number: 11882916
    Abstract: A refillable cosmetic dispenser with a cartridge for a stick cosmetic that can be locked in a retracted position except when engaged with a corresponding dispenser base. Locking formations retained by an elongate body and an elevator cup have a locked condition to lock the elevator cup against movement relative to the elongate body. The dispenser base receives the elongate body, and a release member of the dispenser base actuates the locking formations from the locked condition to the unlocked condition. The locking formations retained by the elongate body can be plural resiliently deflectable fingers disposed along a circular shape, and the release member can be a central column that is operative to deflect the resiliently deflectable fingers out of engagement with the locking formation of the elevator cup. The elevator cup can thus be locked in a retracted position to be freed by a corresponding dispenser base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Dunton, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Patent number: 11800920
    Abstract: A refillable dispenser for a stick product comprises a holder cup, an A-shell and an inner base. Preferably, the dispenser will also comprise an outer base and a closure. The holder cup and A-shell form a cartridge subassembly for a stick product that can be bottom filled, and removed and replaced as needed. The dispenser requires no lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Jian Yan, Chad Garrison
  • Patent number: 11583479
    Abstract: A discrete dispensed product with a first portion and a second portion at least partially surrounding the first portion. The product provides a premium and distinct appearance to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Zukowski, Sudeep Chakravarty, Yu Wang, Suxuan Gong, Michiko Ohya, Wai Seen Ho
  • Patent number: 11369181
    Abstract: A cosmetic material feeding container includes a cylindrical tube that accommodates a cosmetic material, a leading cylinder to removably accommodate the tube, a container body that is detachably coupled with the leading cylinder, a cylindrical female screw member located inside the container body that is rotationally fixed with the container body, a pusher bar located inside the leading cylinder to push the cosmetic material in an axial direction to an outside of the tube when the pusher bar is rotated to screw into the female screw member, and a rotation stopper member located inside the leading cylinder to rotationally fix the pusher bar relative to the leading cylinder in the circumferential direction. The tube may be replaced when the leading cylinder is detached from the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Wataru Kuga
  • Patent number: 11172748
    Abstract: A bar-shaped cosmetic housing container includes: a dish member that holds a bar-shaped cosmetic and has an engaging portion; an inner cylinder member that has a dish-member guide groove with which the engaging portion of the dish member is engaged and a body-member slit groove with which a rotation control portion provided in a body member is engaged; the body member has a guidance groove with which the engaging portion is engaged and has the rotation control portion that is engaged with the body portion slit groove on an inner peripheral surface thereof; a screw member in which a screw groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface, the engaging portion being engaged with the screw groove and the dish member being moved in an up/down direction; and a skirt member that is provided in a lower end portion of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kose Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Arai, Masashi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11160350
    Abstract: A cosmetic material container includes a container body, a leading cylinder, and a cap forming a hole to receive the leading cylinder. A leading cylinder front portion forms an opening and is tapered toward the opening. A cross section of the leading cylinder front portion forms a flattened shape extending in a first major axis and a first minor axis. A closed-ended closing portion inside the cap covers the opening of the leading cylinder, and has an inner surface to contact the leading cylinder front portion. A cross section of the hole of the cap forms a flattened shape extending in a second major axis and a second minor axis. The hole includes a guide surface so that the first major axis of the leading cylinder front portion coincides with the second major axis of the hole of the cap when the leading cylinder is inserted into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Yukikazu Ishida
  • Patent number: 11026494
    Abstract: A lipstick vessel includes: a cylindrical upper cover, the upper part of which is closed and the lower part thereof is opened; a shoulder of a cylindrical member, the upper and lower parts of which are opened, which is inserted into the lower opening of the upper cover; a lower cover of a cylindrical member, the upper part of which is opened and the lower part thereof is closed, and the upper opening portion thereof is inserted into the lower outer circumference of a circumferential protrusion protruding outward at a center of the shoulder; a rotating body of a cylindrical member, which is inserted into the lower cover to rotate integrally with the lower cover; and a lipstick holding member for holding a lipstick at the upper part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMHWA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 10973300
    Abstract: An airtight cosmetic-pencil container that is configured to extrude and retract pencil-type cosmetic content. To this end, a tube of a holder provided with a cosmetic pencil therein is hermetically and tightly assembled inside a container body, a sealing rubber of an upper cap coupled to an upper portion of a container body is hermetically and tightly assembled to the upper portion of the container body, and an expanded portion of the tube is tightly assembled to an inner surface of a coupling hole of the container body, thereby achieving excellent airtightness. Thus, when the cosmetic-pencil container is stored and carried, moisture, fragrances, and original ingredients of the cosmetic pencil are prevented from being evaporated, and outside air is prevented from being flowing into the container body, thereby preventing hardening, contamination, and deterioration of the cosmetic pencil, and preserving quality of the cosmetic pencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CTK CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10945509
    Abstract: An application container includes a main body cylinder, an application tool, and an engagement portion. The main body cylinder has a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The application tool is insertable into the main body cylinder through the first end of the main body cylinder. The engagement portion is positioned within the main body cylinder, and includes a cylindrical portion to connect with the application tool and a connector that connects the cylindrical portion and the main body cylinder. The cylindrical portion of the engagement portion is spaced apart from the main body cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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