Hand-or Finger-receiving Pocket Patents (Class 401/7)
  • Patent number: 10357710
    Abstract: A finger-mounted device for launching a projectile in response to a flick of a finger by a user. The finger-mounted device may comprise a securing means for securing a launcher to the finger of the user. The securing means may comprise a strap, loop, or cinch. The finger-mounted device may further comprise a launch guide extending outwardly from a base member. A projectile may be mounted onto or into the launch guide. The projectile is launched in response to the user flicking the finger, using the thumb as a tensioning means. The projectile may take a wide variety of forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Ken Platt, Scott Robinson
  • Patent number: 9962518
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated tube, wherein a portion of the elongated tube is positionable inside the body of a subject such that, during use, bodily fluids travel from the subject through the elongated tube. A timing device is coupled to the elongated tube, wherein, after the catheter is inserted into the body of the subject, the timing device provides an indication of the amount of time that the catheter has been disposed inside the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventor: Jayson Aydelotte
  • Patent number: 9751357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a grip positioning device that includes a tool receptacle that forms a loop, the loop delineating a tool opening through which a tool may be extended, and a plurality of digit receiving elements each forming a loop, the loops each delineating a finger opening through which a digit of a user may be extended, the digit receiving elements coupled to and positioned about the tool receptacle. The tool receptacle and the digit receiving elements may be constructed from a unitary piece of material and the grip positioning device may further include separators that partition the digit receiving elements from the tool receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Mary Rose Young
  • Patent number: 9227331
    Abstract: A razor blade unit including a housing having a top surface, and a loop disposed on the top surface, the loop having two terminal ends and two exposed opposing edges between the two terminal ends. The loop intersects the top surface at the two terminal ends and the two terminal ends are spaced apart from each other on the top surface. At least a portion of at least one of the two exposed opposing edges has a cutting edge. The razor blade unit provides improved conformity to skin contours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Andrew Vladimirovich Zhuk, Oliver Heinz Claus, Caleb MacCallum Estabrooks
  • Patent number: 9215920
    Abstract: This applicator for cosmetic products, or lipstick, is a single or multiple ply card with an embossed pattern that retains a sample of lipstick from a separate container. The pattern shears lipstick from a tube onto the applicator. Also, the pattern assists a consumer in placing the cosmetic upon the applicator. In use, a woman selects a lipstick and moves the applicator, with the raised pattern, or field, down, across the lipstick source. The lipstick collects between the embossing of the raised field. A woman folds the applicator, moves it to her mouth, and transfers the sample to her lips. Following use, a woman reverse folds the applicator and encloses the raised field and sample residue for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Orlandi, Inc., Dela, Corp.
    Inventors: Sven Dobler, Dale Beal
  • Patent number: 9198554
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device (3) for a visor cleaner. The fluid delivery device (3) includes a fluid reservoir (7), which contains cleaning fluid when ready for use. The fluid delivery device (3) also includes an absorbent cleaning element (13) that is arranged to take in fluid from the reservoir (7). In use, the fluid in the reservoir (7) and the absorbent cleaning element (13) are arranged to be in permanent fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Visual Products Limited
    Inventors: Jill Boulton, Alan Boulton
  • Patent number: 9198472
    Abstract: The present invention provides ergonomic grouting tools attached to a glove, mitt, brace, or other passive retention means worn on the hand of a user and methods of using them. In particular, one grouting tool according to the invention includes an elongate tool blade, which may for example be a squeegee, a hollow flexible tube, or a solid, flexible, generally round member, attached proximate to and extending along the fifth digit side of a glove. Reinforcement material integral with the tool blade is preferably included to prevent the tool blade from pulling away from a user's hand during use. The glove itself may be composed of fabric dip-coated in plastic, or otherwise waterproofed/sealed, over palm and finger portions, and uncoated over a wrist region and part of a region covering the back side of a user's hand to provide breathability and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick William Hilburn
  • Patent number: 9126243
    Abstract: An arm-length glove made of a flexible material for performing maintenance work within sealed housings. An armhole-side end of which can be attached to a flange of a maintenance opening in a gas-tight manner and the hand end of which is freely movable, wherein a hand-grip is located in the hand end. The hand end is telescopically extendable. A camera and a light source are located at the hand end. Furthermore tools and/or sensors are also located at the hand end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Bernd Ramhorst
  • Patent number: 9114057
    Abstract: A masturbatory glove has a soft elastomeric gel coating or silicone on its palm that simulates the inside of a woman's vagina. The glove has a built-in, pressure-activated self-lubricating system which allows a lubricant to be inserted into a pouch on the glove and then be dispensed through orifices directly onto the palm side of the glove when pressure is applied to the pouch. The glove has a vibrator in a pocket located on the inside palm of the glove or on the little finger of the glove. A ridge is formed along the inner edge of the forefinger and thumb portions of the glove, and the ridge holds the lip of a bodily fluid catcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Maxx A. Padilla
  • Patent number: 9044121
    Abstract: A character-shaped porous mitt for housing and dispensing soap comprised of an outer body formed from terry cloth or similar material and a sponge-like material lining an interior cavity containing a soap pocket in which to hold bar or liquid soap that is fastened using a hook-and-loop fastener. An area at the mouth, the body or the rear of the mitt through which the bar of soap or the liquid soap can be received and housed until the soap mixes with water to produce a rich lather with which to cleanse a user's body. Finger pockets or loops are configured to receive the fingers of a user to allow the user to securely hold the mitt, even in the presence of rich lather. A rough-textured portion of the outer body provides added friction between the outer body and skin of a user to allow the user to scrub or exfoliate his or her skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Phillips Entertainment Group, LLC
    Inventor: E. Ray Phillips
  • 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: 8926212
    Abstract: A device for applying at least one product at a desired surface, for instance a human's skin. The device comprises several layers 1-6, where an impermeable front layer (1) and an impermeable utility layer (6) together with a contact layer (2) will form the outer surfaces of the device (D), between which contact layer (2) and utility layer (6) are arranged a valve layer (3), a top layer (4) and a bottom layer (5). The top layer (4) and bottom layer (5) are connected to each other through a weld (11) in order to form a storage chamber (8) to accommodate a product. Furthermore, the valve layer (3) and top layer (4) are provided with a plurality of incisions or indentations (9a, 9b), where the incisions or indentations (9a) of the valve layer are welded to corresponding incisions or indentations (9b) of the top layer to form an opening mechanism in the device (D), where the device (D) is opened when the valve layer (3) is moved relatively to the top layer (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: PadTech AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 8794189
    Abstract: A washing glove includes a sheath designed to be pulled onto the hand and extend along a portion of the forearm, and includes at least one thumb opening for extension of the thumb there through and at least one finger opening at a distal end of the sheath for extension of one or more fingers therethrough. The glove also includes a section of protuberances with openings in-between and around various protuberances for flow of water onto a pet being washed while the pet is scrubbed via the protuberances; and an actuator for selectively actuating flow of the water to and through the openings in the section of protuberances. The section is located in an area for covering a palm of the hand, adjacent the thumb opening, and the actuator is located at a proximal end of the sheath in an area for covering a portion of a forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Season 4, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin James Dahlquist, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Daniel Lentz
  • Publication number: 20140105666
    Abstract: A lip balm applicator product comprises upper and lower portions that are connectable together to define the applicator product being of a substantially spherical shape. A support platform is located in the lower portion and accommodates a quantity of lip balm having an arcuate surface. A lip balm comprises a composition of waxes and oils in solid form and formed to have an arcuate surface. The composition is formed to have the arcuate surface using a hot pour process. A method of manufacturing a lip balm comprises providing a receptacle having a concave arcuate surface. A lip balm material in a heated, liquefied phase is poured into the receptacle. Once poured, the heated, liquefied phase is allowed to solidify such that a surface of the solidified lip balm material has an arcuate configuration that corresponds to the concave arcuate surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: The Kind Group
    Inventor: Jonathan TELLER
  • Patent number: 8689387
    Abstract: The present application relates to a laminated pad (1) that is used to apply a liquid or a colloidal substance in a controlled manner onto a surface. The laminated pad comprises at least one storage layer (4), where the storage layer when provided with through-going cuts (8) and welded to an impermeable pocket layer (5) due to its resilient characteristics, will form an upwardly standing surface in the cutting area. The upwardly standing surface will act as a brush and/or scrub or a transfer device, whereby the brush or scrub can be used to treat the surface to which a substance is to be applied, before or during the appliance of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Pad Tech AS
    Inventor: Dag H Gundersen
  • Patent number: 8663177
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to improved devices, systems, kits, products and methods related to topical medicament application of measured dosages. The kits and devices can single use and/or disposable for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Anal-Gesic LLC
    Inventor: Barry S. Fogel
  • Patent number: 8662091
    Abstract: A makeup tool set for a handicapped person. The makeup tool set includes a makeup tool (110), into which a finger is inserted, to apply cosmetics; and a custody case (120) including a seat groove (122) in which the makeup tool (110) is mounted. A hand handicapped person can easily hold a makeup tool to apply color cosmetics for makeup such as eye makeup, lip makeup, and cheek makeup, and can easily keep the makeup tool in the custody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Sin Ju Jang
  • Publication number: 20130243513
    Abstract: Packaging for a consumer healthcare product that may be applied with an applicator sold with the packaging. The applicator is configured to mate with and thereby to be coupled with a portion of the packaging. The portion of the packaging to which the applicator is coupled may be a rigid portion and/or a stock item. In one embodiment, the applicator has a coupling element that extends around a cap of the packaging to couple the applicator to the cap in a substantially secure manner. The applicator may specifically be designed for manipulation by the user's fingers, and may be ergonomically formed to facilitate manipulation and use thereof by application of finger pressure (e.g., pressure from the user's index finger) thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, Emanuel Peter Morano
  • Patent number: 8469619
    Abstract: A cleaning glove assembly includes a hand covering that with a palm covering and a back hand covering attached together to form a sleeve having a hand receiving opening. A plurality of finger sleeves is attached to the back hand and palm coverings distal to the hand receiving opening. The hand covering is configured to completely cover a hand positioned within the hand covering. A chamber is attached to and covers the palm covering and a lower surface of each of the sleeves. An outer surface of the chamber has a plurality of apertures extending therethrough and into an interior of the chamber. A cleansing fluid is positionable in the chamber and ejectable outwardly through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Larry D. Lewis, Vilma A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20130058699
    Abstract: A targeted delivery system for personal care products allowing for delivery of a personal care product to a specific site comprising a top member having a longitudinal central axis having at one extremity one or more recessed chambers, a bottom member having a longitudinal central axis attached to the top member along the edges of the top and bottom members creating a cylinder that can be inserted onto the finger of the user permitting targeted application of a personal care product to a specific site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen A. Bollinger
  • Patent number: 8356378
    Abstract: A hand worn scrubber is provided for facilitating cleaning. The scrubber provides for a cleaning agent and multiple scrubbing surfaces on a hand covering. The scrubber includes a glove having an open end designed for receiving a hand. The glove includes palm section, a thumb section, a plurality of finger sections, and a plurality of fingertip sections. A scrubbing member is coupled to the glove. The scrubbing member extends from the plurality of fingertip sections towards the open end. A cleaning agent is positioned in the scrubbing member. The cleaning agent is dispensable from the scrubbing member during use of the scrubbing member. The fingertip sections of the glove have a plurality of fingertip scrubbing nodules to facilitate cleaning of an item by vigorous scrubbing with the fingertip sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Camesha Crooms
  • Publication number: 20130000660
    Abstract: A body cleansing apparatus including a base member having one or more contoured profiles that conform to a user's body part, and multiple cleansing members is provided. The cleansing members are positioned and attached at multiple locations on the contoured profiles of the base member. Each of one or more of the cleansing members includes a stem and a cluster of flexible bristles. The stem is attached to and extends outwardly from the base member. The flexible bristles curvedly branch outwards from an upper end of the stem and define a reservoir within each cluster for storing, retaining, and releasing a cleansing agent along the flexible bristles when the user's body part contacts and applies pressure on the stem, thereby allowing the user to cleanse the body part. In an embodiment, the cleansing members also include single elongated flexible bristles attached to and extending outwardly from the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Oscar Lopez, Astute Maria Aurilla
  • Publication number: 20120189371
    Abstract: A multipurpose dispenser glove (10) for direct manual wash having a muffle or mitten shape with a dorsal side (1) and a palmar side (2) comprising a chamber (7) made of two layers, the first inner impermeable layer (8) directly in contact with the user's hand and the second outer permeable layer (4) directly in contact with the surface to be washed, said chamber (7) being in communication with a washing fluid supply source and adapted to dispense said washing fluid passing through the permeable layer (4) suitable for cleaning the portion to be washed and applied on the palmar (2) and dorsal (1) sides of the glove (10). Such glove allows for earning out simultaneously with only one hand the dispensing of the washing fluid and the wiping by the glove of the portion to be washed, thus resulting in a double advantage of keeping the other hand free and directing accurately the washing fluid jet towards the desired point where said portion is cleaned by the glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Claudio Morelli
  • Patent number: 8152396
    Abstract: A writing instrument grip apparatus for holding a writing instrument for performing writing, the apparatus includes a first member adapted to receive a user's thumb and index and side of middle fingers and having a substantially vertical cylindrical chamber for receiving the writing instrument adapted to extend past a bottom surface of the first member for contacting a surface for performing writing; and a second member adapted to receive a user's middle, ring, and small fingers coupled to a top of the first member so that motion of the hand of the user powers the writing instrument for performing the writing in response to the motion; wherein pressure is directed away from joints of the thumb and at least one finger of the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Stephanie Flint Kuykendall
  • Publication number: 20120076918
    Abstract: A latent fingerprint applicator apparatus is defined by a sleeve or mitt that is sized to retain the entire hand of a user, the sleeve including a flexible conformable powder application surface that enabling the applicator to be wiped onto a surface of interest to apply powder in order to detect or otherwise identify the presence of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Eric Aubrey Barton, Robert Michael Dameron
  • Publication number: 20120051828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying at least one product at a de-sired place or spot. The device comprises several layers, where an impermeable top layer (1) and an impermeable bottom layer (4) will form the outer surfaces of the device, between which two outer surfaces a storage layer (3) and a contact layer (2) are arranged. The bottom layer (4), storage layer and contact layer (2) are welded together inside their edges to form a closed storage chamber (10) for the product and further being connected (6) around their common edges, where at least a part of the bottom layer (4) outside and around the closed storage chamber (10) is cut away, in order to create a device with soft edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: PADTECH AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 7979946
    Abstract: A polish having improved properties is generally disclosed. In one embodiment, the polish can include a preservative that resists the growth of organisms, such as mold, fungus, bacteria, and the like, even after extended periods of nonuse. Additionally, the polish can be incorporated or impregnated into a mitt to form an all in one treating device. For example, the all in one treating device can be impregnated with a polish in at least one surface. In one embodiment, the polish can resist wicking or other migration from its application area to other parts of the all in one treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary E. Kister, Charlene B. Dunbar, Michael L. Gross, Mark Foreste
  • Patent number: 7934288
    Abstract: An eraser for use in erasing markings on boards, such as chalk boards and white boards, is provided. The eraser comprises a form-fitted finger element made from a knitted or felted fabric. The finger element consists of a tubular member that defines a longitudinally extending finger passage. The tubular member has one open end and one closed end. The open end is sized such that the finger of the eraser user is insertable through the open end, so that at least a portion of the finger is received within the finger element passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Danielle Waldman
  • Patent number: 7895768
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a moisture absorbent hand-covering device that is in the form and shape of a glove for drying. In some embodiments, the drying glove of this invention has a first outer layer and a second inner layer. The outer layer comprises at least one layer of material with propensity to absorb at least one type of liquid. In some embodiments, the second inner layer comprises at least one layer of material with propensity to repel at least one type of liquid. The outer layer absorbs the liquid for the purpose of removing it. The inner layer resists passage of the liquid, and thus protects the hand of the user during operation. In some embodiments, the liquid absorbed is water, and the liquid repelled is water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventors: Behrouz Vossoughi, Patra Bashouki
  • Patent number: 7794163
    Abstract: A writing implement holding device includes at least one finger receptacle configured to receive a finger of a user and a fastening element attached to the at least one finger receptacle. The fastening element is configured to be removably secured to a writing implement, such as a pen or pencil or the like. The at least one finger receptacle includes side wall portions and an open insert end. The insert end is configured to enable a user to insert at least one finger into the at least one finger receptacle such that the side wall portions surround a segment of the inserted finger or fingers. The finger receptacle may be generally parallel to or generally along the writing implement, such that when the finger of a user is inserted into the finger receptacle, the finger may also be generally parallel to or generally along the writing implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Writing C.L.A.W., Inc.
    Inventors: Chester L. Bush, III, Brian J. Schroder
  • Patent number: 7789580
    Abstract: An ergonomic pen having a convex device for an index finger exerting force thereon includes a first indentation proximate a tip thereof, a second indentation besides the first indentation, and an elongate member between the first and second indentations. The elongate member has a convex top surface. The first indentation is adapted to be urged by the muscle opposing the finger nail of the thumb, the second indentation is adapted to be urged by the muscle opposing the finger nail of the middle finger, and the elongate member is adapted to be urged by the muscle opposing the finger nail of the index finger, respectively, with the wrist being disposed in a relatively relaxed position in writing. Easy, labor saving writing can be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Wen-Bing Cheng
  • Publication number: 20100143019
    Abstract: A writing utensil includes a body including a sleeve to receive a single finger tip of the user during writing conditions. A reservoir contains the ink and releases it via an orifice formed at a distal-most end of the body. A mechanism may be included for releasing the ink from a distal end of the body when an external force is applied against the sleeve and towards the distal end of the body. The mechanism may include a nozzle may additionally be conjoined directly to the orifice and contiguously abutted thereagainst so that the ink may be discharged away from the reservoir past the ball bearing while exiting the distal tip of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Jack A. Merla, JR.
  • Patent number: 7674058
    Abstract: A wipe includes a substrate with a pouch configured on an application side thereof. An access opening is provided into an internal space of the pouch. A composition delivered by the wipe upon use of the product is stored in a container that is inserted into the pouch through the access opening. Upon use of the wipe, the container within the pouch releases the composition, which is delivered through the pouch for application by the wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecelia M. Berger Sharp, Michael S. Brunner
  • Patent number: 7647667
    Abstract: A disposable child sized cleaning implement is provided. The disposable child sized cleaning implement is releasably carrying a personal care composition which comprises a fragrance composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joyce Marie Benjamin, Michael Wayne Mason, Jenna Mason
  • Patent number: 7581273
    Abstract: A disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt adapted to fit on a user's hand, such as a child, is provided. The disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt releasably contains a personal care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Christopher Dobrin, Teresa Lynne Horton, Michael Wayne Mason
  • Patent number: 7575384
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device includes a wipe layer, and a back layer attached to the wipe layer to form an interior space therebetween. A pouch is positioned within the interior space, and a fluid composition is contained within a cavity defined in the pouch. Exit structure is defined in the pouch through which the composition exits the cavity. A flap is defined by an extension of the pouch material and is folded over onto the pouch so as to releasably seal over the exit structure. The flap has an extension that extends out from between the wipe layer and back layer a sufficient distance so as to be grasped by a user. When the flap extension is pulled by the user, the flap is caused to unfold and unseal the exit structure. The fluid composition is the pressed out of the pouch with use of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter G. Bauer, Cecelia M. Berger Sharp, Tamara L. Mace, Thomas D. Ehlert, Patrick S. McNichols
  • Patent number: 7520447
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a dispenser comprising a container (A) for holding a product to be dispensed and a dispensing mechanism (B), said dispenser comprises i. a container body (Q) having a bottom (E), and a means for interconnecting said bottom with a side opposite thereto; said container body further including at least one outlet opening (F) arranged in or near the side opposite to said bottom, preferably in or near the upper half of the means interconnecting the bottom with the side opposite to said bottom, ii. a conduct (G) connecting said container body, extending from the outlet opening (F), with said dispensing mechanism, iii. a trigger sprayer (H) and, iv. a neck (K) connecting said trigger sprayer (H) with said conduct (G) wherein said neck (K) and said conduct (G) are linked to said container body (Q) so that said neck (K) and said conduct (G) form a swan-neck or a U-shape extending from said outlet opening (F) so as to exchange air pressure and product to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Wim Engelen, Hugo Smid
  • Patent number: 7517166
    Abstract: An applicator includes a tubular structure having a front panel that includes a liquid impermeable material and an outer liquid permeable cover material. A plurality of discrete pockets are formed between the cover material and the liquid impermeable material. A composition is contained within the pockets and, in use of the wipe, the composition migrates through the cover material during use of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura E. Keck
  • Patent number: 7507047
    Abstract: A finger wipe that fits onto one or two human fingers. The finger wipe can be used as a substitute for cotton balls, swabs, and/or gauzes, or as an oral cleaning device. The finger wipe includes at least one reservoir that contains a composition. The composition may be a liquid or a solid. For example, in one embodiment, the composition may comprise a cleaning solution, a pharmaceutical, or a skin-conditioning agent. The reservoir is constructed such that the reservoir can be ruptured. For instance, in one embodiment, the reservoir may be ruptured by squeezing two fingers together. In this manner, the composition is released when desired for use in conjunction with the finger wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayne Ann Oberstadt, Amanda Lee O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7503120
    Abstract: The present invention involves a hand-held cutter device that is adapted to be held by a human hand, over a human finger, or between the human fingers. The cutter device includes a generally cylindrical inner sleeve slideably engaged with a generally cylindrical outer sleeve, where each sleeve includes an open end and a closed end. The inner sleeve has an extended position and a retracted position. A blade for cutting various materials is attached to the closed of the inner sleeve. A biasing element is confined between the sleeves and urges the inner sleeve into the retracted position. The closed end of the outer sleeve may include a plurality of flat guide surfaces, at least one straight guide groove, and or at least one guide rib. At least two of the plurality of flat guide surfaces may intersect at about a 90 degree angle and the at least one straight guide groove may be located within any of the plurality of flat guide surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Irene E. Williams
  • Publication number: 20090050172
    Abstract: A lotion applicator roll comprising two or more strips and at least one finger slit on each of the strip, wherein perforated tear lines separate the strips; wherein the strip comprises a thin flexible material; and wherein the strip is a disposable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Vincent G. Christ
  • Publication number: 20090035048
    Abstract: A finger toothbrush comprising an elongate sleeve having an open first end and an enclosed second end with a plurality of protuberances extending generally outwardly from the second end. The open first end is in communication with a generally hollow and generally cylindrical cavity extending from the open first end into the interior of the sleeve. The sleeve further includes means to limit the ingress of an individual's finger through the open first end and into the interior of the sleeve beyond a pre-determined point prior to the finger reaching the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Eric Safieh
  • Patent number: 7476043
    Abstract: A fingertip mountable writing instrument comprising a housing having an exterior wall and interior wall with a cavity therebetween forming an ink reservoir in fluid communication through an ink egress port with a ball point tip. The housing further has an elastomeric element positioned along the top rim for gripping a user's finger once inserted. Frictional elements on the exterior housing wall aid the user in turning pages without having to remove the fingertip pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Angel Rivas
  • Publication number: 20080247803
    Abstract: A wax-based drawing instrument having a substantially rigid wax-based cap applied to the ends of the fingers of the hand. The instrument has a frustroconical shaped internal cavity to allow the placement on a finger tip. The user can have a different color on each finger, allowing many colors to be used without having to put down one instrument and take up another. Several colors can also be applied simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Camillo Moro
  • Publication number: 20080205966
    Abstract: A writing aid device (1) that promotes proper hand positioning and writing utensil (5) holding having a spacer (2) located between first and second finger-grasping holders (3) and (4). The spacer (2) is preferably round in cross-section, but may also be of varying shapes. An alternate embodiment of the writing aid device includes a writing utensil holding element (13) located on the spacer (2). To use the present invention, a person first positions the first holder (3) against an index finger proximal phalange (8) so as to cup the index finger proximal phalange (8). Then, the person positions the second holder (4) against a thumb proximal phalange (9) so as to cup the thumb finger proximal phalange (9). The person then pinches a portion of a writing utensil (5) between an index finger distal phalange (11) and a thumb distal phalange (12) and rests a portion of the writing utensil (5) on the spacer (2). The person then places a writing utensil tip (10) on a writing surface (16) and begins writing or drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: William H. Harris
  • Patent number: 7416358
    Abstract: An applicator for the application of a product, for example a cosmetic or dermatological product, including a reservoir of which a first side is attached to a finger or mounted to a finger to face the finger. An applicator portion is arranged on a second side of the reservoir opposite the first, and the applicator portion is isolated from the reservoir at least before first use of the applicator. The applicator device further includes a device to establish communication between the reservoir and the applicator portion, for example, in response to an operating action at least during the first use of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Legendre
  • Patent number: 7401376
    Abstract: A disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt adapted to be retained on a user's hand during use is provided. The disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt is releasably carrying a personal care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joyce Marie Benjamin, Suzanne Marie Thomas, Wilfried Horst Fenske
  • Publication number: 20080145131
    Abstract: A polish having improved properties is generally disclosed. In one embodiment, the polish can include a preservative that resists the growth of organisms, such as mold, fungus, bacteria, and the like, even after extended periods of nonuse. Additionally, the polish can be incorporated or impregnated into a mitt to form an all in one treating device. For example, the all in one treating device can be impregnated with a polish in at least one surface. In one embodiment, the polish can resist wicking or other migration from its application area to other parts of the all in one treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary E. Kister, Charlene B. Dunbar, Michael L. Gross, Mark Foreste
  • Patent number: 7350256
    Abstract: A disposable child sized cleaning implement is provided. The disposable child sized cleaning implement is releasably carrying a personal care composition which comprises an aromatherapy adjuvant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joyce Marie Benjamin, Michael Wayne Mason, Jenna Mason
  • Publication number: 20080044217
    Abstract: A writing device that contains dual writing implements, the device being positioned preferably on the index finger of a user. The device comprises a shroud-like member having an opening to receive a user's index finger. A writing implement is mounted to each side of the member. Writing is accomplished by rotating the device to a first position to write with a first implement and rotated to a second position to write with the other implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Jake Russell