Including Tool(s) For Curved Or Plural Work Surface(s) Patents (Class 401/9)
  • Patent number: 9289586
    Abstract: An implement for applying a volume of liquid to a treatment surface includes a support onto which is mounted a receptacle. The receptacle defines a reservoir space which receives the liquid. The receptacle includes a wall having a working surface that is used to spread the liquid over the treatment surface. The wall is resiliently deformable such that in use the working surface maintains contact with the treatment surface when spreading the liquid. The implement is used in applying a transdermal lotion to the axilla area of a user. A system for transdermal administration of a physiological active agent from a liquid composition and a method of conducting the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ACRUX DDS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Bayly, Mark Simon Bayly, Magnus Ahlstrom, Adam Charles Watkinson
  • Patent number: 9016968
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a thermal storage tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The thermal storage tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8979412
    Abstract: A tip unit of a cosmetic applicator includes a tube portion connected to a hollow body of the cosmetic applicator, and a tip portion tapering away to a point from the tube portion. The tip portion has a passage space contain liquid cosmetics advanced from the hollow body through the tube portion, and has a plurality of flexible blade segments, a plurality of guiding grooves defined respectively by corresponding adjacent pairs of the blade segments, and a plurality of slits, each communicating the passage space with a respective one of the guiding grooves, and being enlargeable when the tip portion is deformed so as to permit flow of the liquid cosmetics from the passage space to the respective one of the guiding grooves therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ming-Lang Lin
  • Patent number: 8967900
    Abstract: A hygienic modular writing utensil and method of using for eliminating or minimizing the spread of germs, bacteria and the like between a first and a second user. The utensil has an External Protective Shield with a first holding area for use by the first user and a removable Internal Writing Utensil with a second holding area for use by the second user. The External Protective Shield has an internal cleaning element and the Internal Writing Utensil has a removable cap on its outer end, whereby when the first user pulls the Internal Writing Utensil out from the External Protective Shield or reinserts the Internal Writing Utensil back into the External Protective Shield by grasping the exterior surface of the removable cap, an outer surface of the Internal Writing Utensil, including the second holding area is cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Sanjay Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8944709
    Abstract: A fluid application device includes a clamp portion including two clamp arms, at least one of the clamp arms including a sponge, a reservoir to store a fluid, and a trigger to move the clamp arms towards each other when pressed a first distance and to pump fluid from the reservoir to the sponge when pressed a second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Ellsworth, Adam Christian Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 8881684
    Abstract: An animal washing brush for washing an animal has a hand grip and a head disposed on a handle with an elongated shaft. The head has opposite or transverse surfaces facing in substantially opposite or transverse directions, including a substantially flat surface and a concave surface. Each of the flat and concave surfaces has a matrix of flexible and resilient fingers extending from the surface. The fingers have a height taller than a diameter, and a spacing on the same order of the diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Arash Yazdanpanah
  • Patent number: 8864398
    Abstract: Packaging for cosmetic products, such as mascara, are provided, including a container for holding a cosmetic composition and an applicator which is disposed within a cut-out portion of the container. The container includes a number of passages through at least one side such that a portion of the applicator is brought into contact with the passages when seated on the container. The applicator is adapted to seal the container when seated on the container. The applicator is further adapted to be removed from the container and pressed or squeezed onto keratinous fibers (e.g., eyelashes) of a user to apply the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avon Products Inc.
    Inventors: William E. McNamara, Gregory A. Ornoski, David Cerutti
  • Patent number: 8851775
    Abstract: A tweezer-type cosmetic applicator, especially for mascara application, comprises a conventional product container equipped with a rotating wiper system in the neck of the container. The tweezer cosmetic applicator system effects a pincer grip without the application of external pressure, and can be operated while in the container for better evacuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Christophe Jacob, Herve F. Bouix
  • Publication number: 20140294480
    Abstract: An adjustable inside applicator including an attachment body to attach the applicator to a source of compound to be applied to a joint, the attachment body having a bore including an inlet and at least two outlets, a pair of faces angularly disposed relative to one another with at least one outlet located in each of the pair of faces, and a pair of floating application guide heads mounted pivotably to the attachment body and biased towards a straight angle between the floating application guide heads but movable against the bias into an angle which is less than straight, each floating application guide head having an opening therein in communication with a respective at least one outlet of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Tape-Pro Drywall Tools Pty Limited
    Inventor: Thomas Charles Gill
  • Patent number: 8827582
    Abstract: A lip gloss dispenser/applicator which uses the impression of an individual's lips as the applicator surface. The dispenser container contains a soft, plastic mold of a set of lips, realistic in look and texture, which a user can “kiss” to apply the gloss. The gloss is contained within a reservoir beneath, and sealed around, the artificial and molded lips. The gloss is applied from the reservoir by a turning knob-like mechanism beneath the container, which controls an elevator-type lift inside the container. As the mechanism turns, the lift rises, pressing the reservoir against the bottom of the lips, forcing small amounts of gloss through a hole and onto the front of the lips. Micro-fissures in the lips evenly spread the gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lipsinc LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Seymour, Benjamin Martin
  • Patent number: 8790035
    Abstract: A flow-thru liquid coating applicator comprises a handle and an applicator head including a blade having a filament bundle extending crosswise adjacent the distal end of the blade. A cover surrounds the distal end of the blade and a substantial portion of the length of the blade and has side openings through which opposite end portions of the filament bundle extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: John L. Scott, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8790030
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include pomegranate extract having pomegranate sterols and shale extract having water-soluble minerals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: Kim Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140119807
    Abstract: A handheld precise liquid marker. The handheld precise liquid marker preferably creates a substantially perfect dot when marking one or more surfaces and is preferably used for multiple applications such as marking a dimple of a golf ball surface and/or providing a proper amount of dosage for medicinal applications. The handheld precise liquid marker may also comprise a liquid delivery system for dispensing a precise amount of ink or liquid onto various surfaces, a projecting/retracting mechanism, and an audible and/or tactile physical feedback mechanism. The projecting/retracting mechanism may controllably retract or protrude a nib into and out of the housing, and the audible/physical feedback mechanism may provide either a physical and/or audible click once a desired amount of ink or liquid transfers onto the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Golf Rite Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Tarlow, Frank Francavilla
  • Patent number: 8540445
    Abstract: This face mask includes a right side sheet and a left side sheet which are mutually enantiomorphic. On a right side sheet and a left side sheet, a thermoplastic adhesive material is applied to the inner sides of ranges which include front edge strip portions which, during use, oppose the median line of the user's face; the right side sheet and the left side sheet are then laid together overlapping their inner sides; and heat is applied to areas of these front edge portions other than portions which, during use, oppose the nostrils and the mouth of the user, so that thereby the right side sheet and the left side sheet are joined together. By then opening out the right side sheet and the left side sheet in the direction to separate them, this face mask is caused to assume a three dimensional shape over its entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Omoto
  • Patent number: 8449214
    Abstract: A plaster applicator for corners where walls meet includes a sleeve and a long tube slidably received within the sleeve. A piston is attached to the sleeve by a connector. The piston is concentrically received within the long tube whereby a sliding movement of the sleeve along the long tube provides a sliding movement of the piston within the long tube and vice versa. Further, the piston includes a gasket to prevents mud from leaking behind the piston. An applicator has a hole at an applicator end of the long tube. The hole provides liquid communication between the interior and the exterior of the long tube. A wedge is releasably mounted to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Shoberg
  • Publication number: 20130108349
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a thermal storage tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The thermal storage tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HCT PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: HCT Packaging, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130079734
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying cosmetic or treatment material to a user's lips includes a container containing a lip cosmetic product or a lip treatment product in solid or semi-solid form. An applicator is mounted on the container, the applicator having an upper surface formed in the general shape of human upper and lower lips. In one embodiment, the applicator has apertures extending through the applicator. The apertures advance the product in the container through the apertures and onto the upper surface of the applicator when the container is manipulated. A user applies their lips to the upper surface of the applicator, transferring the product to the user's lips. In a further embodiment, the lip product in the container and the applicator are one solid or semi-solid structure, with the upper surface of the structure formed generally in the shape of a pair of human lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Lee
  • Patent number: 8403583
    Abstract: An assembly structured to clean the head portion of a stethoscope comprising a housing including a path of travel along which the head portion passes during cleaning. A supply of cleaning fluid associated with a dispenser assembly is cooperatively disposed relative to an activating assembly. The activating assembly is operated in moveable engagement with the head portion, and activates the dispenser assembly when engaged by the head portion as it passes along the path of travel. The dispenser assembly delivers the cleaning fluid to an applicator assembly which distributes the cleaning fluid to the head portion and facilitates the cleaning thereof and removal of excess cleaning fluid there from. At least one disinfectant agent is dispersed within or comprises a portion of the housing and is formulated to be destructively effective against pathogenic bacteria, such as in the spore form, which is generally not affected by the cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Seedlings Life Science Ventures, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael Perlman, James M. Sellers, Keith Rubin, Mathew Cardinali, Michael R. Cole, Sidney Perlman
  • Patent number: 8371764
    Abstract: A sanitizer for cleaning a handle of a cart includes a cleaning member and a cover member in which the cleaning member is slidably disposed. The cleaning member includes an opening which is positionable against the handle and a cavity defined by space between walls of the cleaning member, where the cavity is adapted for storing fluid. The opening includes one or more ports for dispensing fluid, the one or more ports disposed about an axially extending surface of the opening of the cleaning member, whereby fluid is transferred from said cavity to the surface of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Beverly Steverwald
  • Publication number: 20120288319
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include pomegranate extract having pomegranate sterols and shale extract having water-soluble minerals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: MARY KAY INC.
    Inventor: Kim Wilson
  • Patent number: 8292535
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a thermal storage tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The thermal storage tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8277135
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention a maintenance device for snaps or fasteners having a housing and a dynamic body that is slidably engaged within said housing. Attached to the dynamic body is a pair of cleaning arms. A spring positioned between the body and the housing biases the body and arms to a relaxed and extended position. When the body is pressed against and engages a fastener, the body moves to a retracted position within the housing causing the cleaning arms pivot and engage the fastener. With the cleaning arms engaged, a twisting movement of the housing removes corrosion, dirt and debris from the fastener. The device further includes a refillable lubrication reservoir and channel which serves to lubricate the fastener while it is cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher J. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8210760
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to coating material applicators and more specifically, but not by limitation, to an apparatus for applying a coating material such as stain to a surface such as a deck, characterized by a generally planar surface with intentional gaps between elements (e.g., boards of a deck). In one example, a coating material applicator is provided. The coating material applicator is configured to apply a coating material to a structure having a generally planar surface formed by members having opposed surfaces separated by one or more gaps. The coating material applicator includes a base layer having an applicator surface for applying a coating material to the generally planar surface and a removable implement for applying the coating material to the opposed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Timothy Jon Wessels
  • Patent number: 8142092
    Abstract: A tire shiner device used in automatic carwash applications including a dual sectioned conservation reservoir designed to reapply excess shiner fluid to a rotary brush by orienting the reservoir in close proximity to the rotating circumference of the brush allowing the brush to sweep along the surface of the reservoir and thereby continually maintaining a desired level of saturation. The dual-sectioned reservoirs containing the excess fluid for reapplication can each be adjusted manually or optionally spring-loaded to provide a consistent contact between the rotary brush and the reservoir as the brush warps or wears. Additionally, the tire shiner device confines the shiner fluid application to the tire sidewall region using a containment shield to help prevent unwanted application to the car wheels or body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Fields
  • Patent number: 8057117
    Abstract: An assembly structured to clean the head portion of a stethoscope comprising a housing including a path of travel along which the head portion passes during cleaning. A supply of cleaning fluid associated with a dispenser assembly is cooperatively disposed relative to an activating assembly. The activating assembly is operated in moveable engagement with the head portion, and activates the dispenser assembly when engaged by the head portion as it passes along the path of travel. The dispenser assembly delivers the cleaning fluid to an applicator assembly which distributes the cleaning fluid to the head portion and facilitates the cleaning thereof and removal of excess cleaning fluid there from. At least one disinfectant agent is dispersed within or comprises a portion of the housing and is formulated to be destructively effective against pathogenic bacteria, such as in the spore form, which is generally not affected by the cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Perlman, James M. Sellers, Keith Rubin, Mathew Cardinali, Michael R. Cole, Sidney Perlman
  • Patent number: 7909529
    Abstract: A hand-held paint tool has an integral adjustable masking guide adjacent to at least one edge of a painting material such that paint being applied to a surface is not simultaneously applied to adjoining or abutting surfaces. The paint mask guide is adjustable through the action of a lever or trigger connected thereto and positioned under a handle of the painting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 7891896
    Abstract: A stick cosmetic advancing container has a stick type cosmetic, an interior plate, a tubular sleeve having an application opening at its tip portion from which the stick type cosmetic is advanced, and a moving mechanism for moving the interior plate within the sleeve. A user holds the stick cosmetic advancing container to apply the stick type cosmetic. The sleeve is arranged to have a uniform internal cross-sectional shape throughout the moving range of the stick type cosmetic. Further, the surface of the application opening is inclined at an angle of ?1 with respect to the central axis A of the sleeve. Also, an outer side wall thickness W1 of an outer side wall portion 18 is arranged to be less than an inner side wall thickness W2 of an inner side wall portion 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mieko Nasu
  • Patent number: 7883287
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a thermal storage tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The thermal storage tip comprises a material that is capable of storing and retaining thermal energy during application of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: HCT Asia, Ltd
    Inventor: Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 7811022
    Abstract: A flexible cleaning device with a handle having a first end and a second end, a malleable head at the first end of the handle, a cover selectively covering at least a portion of the malleable head, and a grip at the second end of the handle. A fluid reservoir may be supported on the handle or the malleable head, and a fluid deposition system provided and adapted to selectively deposit fluid from the reservoir onto a surface to be cleaned. The malleable head may be attached to a rigid structure at the second end of the handle, and have a non-absorbent flexible structure adapted to conform to grout lines in a typical tiled floor surface. An air inlet may be attached to the device, and an air passage provided and adapted to connect the air inlet to a suction source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventors: Vincent Bobrosky, Scott Bolbock, Jeffrey M. Gesiakowski, Richard Herrmann, Sam Hohulin, Darin Rhoda
  • Patent number: 7806612
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for applying fluids to a convex surface. A handle may be attached to a fluid dispensing assembly that may have a roller applicator assembly attached. The roller applicator assembly may have rollers rotatably disposed on a bracket with two of the rollers positioned at an oblique angle to an intermediate roller. The fluid dispensing assembly may have a body with a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a first fluid container in the handle and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with a second fluid container in the handle, and a piston in each fluid container. The first fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a first roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller. The second fluid channel may have an aperture adjacent a second roller and a second aperture adjacent the intermediate roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: William D. Wangler
  • Patent number: 7798735
    Abstract: A hand held fire hose cleaning apparatus includes at least two brushes positioned facing each other in such a manner that a fire hose can be placed between them. Water, or another suitable fluid, is delivered through the brushes onto the site of contact between the brushes and the hose. As the fluid flows, the brushes are moved back and forth, cleaning the hose quickly and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Calvin Barker
  • Patent number: 7748920
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus and method for applying two or more lines of mortar to lines of bricks to tuckpoint the same. The tool and method of the present invention comprises a mortar inlet which can be connected, via suitable length hose, to a mortar pump which can pump mortar under pressure to an inlet. The tool and method includes means for taking the supplied mortar and splitting or dividing it into two or more streams and further includes means for discharging the mortar to means for applying the mortar to the bricks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: John W. Murray
  • Patent number: 7704002
    Abstract: A luer cleaner assembly (100) for cleaning luer fittings (190) secured to proximal ends of medical tubing. The luer cleaner (100) includes a luer-receiving cavity (124) within which are contained scrubbers (110) that scrub exposed outer surfaces of a luer fitting inserted thereinto through an open distal end (106) of the luer cleaner housing (102). The luer cleaner includes at a proximal end a fluid reservoir (160) containing a cleaning fluid (162) such as isopropyl alcohol. The assembly further includes a reservoir-penetrating array of sharp pointed projections (132), such that during luer cleaning the reservoir (160) is pressed distally toward the luer fitting in the cavity for the array of projections to penetrate a distal cover (166) of the reservoir to access the cleaning fluid (162) which then flows distally through passageways (134,126) into the luer-receiving cavity and onto the scrubbers (110) and the outer surfaces of the luer fitting (190).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 7674059
    Abstract: A combined joint compound dispenser and applicator for corners comprises a cylinder mechanically attached to a tube extending therefrom. The cylinder pushes a compound by way of a piston. A ball joint provides an articulated connection between the tube and an applicator by way of an insertion shoe. The applicator has two flaps cojoined at an apex so as to form a <<V>> shape. The compound passes from the tube through the applicator by way of a slit, and that slit is formed by an arrow shaped element placed in front of a hole. The hole is at the apex. Wheels located on wedges allow the applicator to roll on walls. The wedges extend integrally from the flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Marcel Daigle
  • Patent number: 7658565
    Abstract: A tire applicator for applying treatment fluid to sidewall of a vehicle tire, which is constructed with an applicator head including a dispenser housing having a bottom bearing surface and an applicator pad affixed thereto, and which may be configured to complementally and releasably receive an associated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing And Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Colburn, Frederick Large, Dan Anderson, Wen-Chen Su, Steven Ruble, Mark D. Koenig, Brooke T. Baxter, William R. Bucknam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7658566
    Abstract: A butterer for dispensing butter to hot corn on the cob. The butterer includes a two part body that is adapted to be disassembled for cleaning and a central channel for receiving butter. The body also removably receives salt and pepper dispensers. The body is ovate in cross section and shaped to conform to the hand of a user. A pusher is positioned over the butter in the channel and allows a user to urge butter through the channel. A lower grill resists direct contact of semisolid butter with the corn, but transfers heat from the corn and allows melted butter to pass to the corn. A stand and storage tray supports the butterer during non use and allows storage with butter therein in a refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Eric J. Wangler
  • Patent number: 7597494
    Abstract: A device for applying a lotion or fluid medicament to those areas of the human body difficult to access having a cable of adsorbent material spooled about an axle inside a fluid filled container with an annular orifice, and where the cable is pulled through the orifice carrying with it a measured amount of lotion for deposition and spreading upon the body. The axle is actuated by a dial extending above the surface of the fluid filled container whereby the user can rewind the cable by turning the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony George Migyanka
  • Publication number: 20090148571
    Abstract: A single use disposable spreading device to be used with pre-attached edible spreadable compounds such as butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and the like. Compounds are attached to spreader and have a protective cover over them to protect them until they are ready to be spread. The device has a snap out handle to grip with fingers for more control when spreading. One or more sides of the device may have a knifelike edge and/or serration to cut food and help spread compounds. The device may be flat or a shape other than flat to conform to the products it is being used on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald F. Reda
  • Patent number: 7544006
    Abstract: A paint or varnish feeder (2) for a roller painting device (1), which comprises at least one hollow manifold (7) with openings (8) to deliver and to distribute the paint or the varnish to the roller (5) of the painting device (1), is described. The feeder (2) has, on a flat face (14) destined to come into contact with the roller (5), a hollow surface (12), shaped as an arc of a circle, along the longitudinal axis of which there is a groove (13) connected to the at least one manifold (7) by at least one opening (8). The hollow surface (12) advantageously has a radius no smaller than that of the largest sized roller (5) with which the feeder (2) is destined to come into contact. There is further described a painting device (1) comprising said feeder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Giacomo Massimi
  • Patent number: 7534063
    Abstract: A glue dispenser (40), for dispensing adhesive in assembling a lens module, includes a dispensing portion (41). The dispensing portion has a top side (411), a bottom side (412) positioned opposite to the top side, and a sidewall (413) connected to the top side and the bottom side. The dispensing portion further includes a main flow passage (415) for transporting adhesive therethrough and a plurality of feed flow passages (416). The main flow passage runs perpendicular from the top side toward the bottom side of the dispensing portion. The feed flow passages communicate with the main flow passage and radially extend to a joint of the side wall and the bottom side. At such a joint, the respective feed flow passages terminate and form a plurality of output ports (417) along an outer circumference of the bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mong-Tung Lin
  • Publication number: 20090125057
    Abstract: A device for delivering an incision sealant includes a housing, a seal, and a cannula. The housing at least partially encloses a chamber that holds a quantity of a sealant. The seal is located on one end of the housing and contains the sealant in the chamber. Likewise, a similar seal may be located at the tip end of the fan-shaped cannula. The cannula is fluidly coupled to the chamber, is disposed along an axis, and has a generally fan-shaped end. The generally fan-shaped end has a top surface and an opening for dispensing the sealant. The shape of the generally fan-shaped end is configured to apply sealant to an incision geometry or to conform to the geometry of an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Diana M. Cordova
  • Patent number: 7473046
    Abstract: A cleaning utensil for cleaning a container comprises a first cleaning unit and a second cleaning unit is axially movable relative to the mounting for the first unit. The second unit is for location axially within an axial aperture of the first unit. Each cleaning unit includes a brush with relatively outwardly extending bristles. The first cleaning unit includes a sponge which is relatively outwardly extending. There is a closable cavity in the handle for containing cleaning fluid, and the cavity is connected with the first cleaning unit or second cleaning unit. Cleaning fluid can be expelled from the container through one of the units to facilitate the cleaning of the bottle. The first cleaning unit effectively cleans a portion of an inside of a baby bottle, and the second cleaning unit effectively cleans a second portion of an inside of the baby bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Kraus, Randal Ouye
  • Publication number: 20080172810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning apparatus, in particular to a portable hand cleaner, having a plurality of cleaning members which are in particular of brush type and which are arranged at a common carrier and can be set into rotation by means of a fluid, in particular water, supplied to the cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Anton Jaeger
  • Patent number: 7396176
    Abstract: The buttering device is a double walled vessel having an interior chamber containing liquid butter, a lid, and a handle. The vessel has a height sufficient to admit a corn on the cob and between the outer wall and the inner wall, an hollow annular space for heated water. The lid closes the top of the chamber and extends over the outer wall of the vessel. The lid has a center opening with flaps that admits the end of corn on the cob and the flaps glide upon the corn. Heated water placed in the annular space melts butter added to the chamber. Corn on the cob, inserted through the opening, coats itself in butter. Once buttered, the corn on the cob is withdrawn from the lid where the flaps retain excess butter within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Karl G. Schoemer
  • Publication number: 20080145132
    Abstract: A device for cleaning trim of a room includes a head and a handle. The head includes at least one first cleaning portion that can clean a first surface of the trim by moving the head in a lengthwise direction of the trim and at least one second cleaning portion that can clean a second surface of the trim by moving the head lengthwise direction of the trim, the second surface being above the first surface and not co-planar with the first surface. The head includes a removable cover. At least part of the first cleaning portion and at least part of the second cleaning portion are formed in the removable cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Yvonne Sandoval
  • Patent number: 7350994
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning eyeglasses that includes a housing, a fluid reservoir, and an evacuation apparatus such as a pump for pressurized evacuation of fluid out of the fluid reservoir and an atomizer trigger coupled to the evacuation apparatus. Two arms are attached to the housing at their proximal ends and in their normal orientations extend, preferably at an outward angle, from the housing. In a representative embodiment, each arm has a wiping pad at its distal end and is spring biased into its nominal orientation such that the wiping pads may be compressed toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Philippe Meert
  • Patent number: 7325990
    Abstract: A method for use of a deck stain applicator having a generally flat coating applicator pad having at least one coating delivery channel therethrough for delivery of coating material at a planar application surface of the pad for coating a generally planar surface having at least one gap therein and a plurality of bristles extending out of the planar surface of the pad for applying the coating material to a pair of opposed surfaces to be coated forming the gap and at least one recess in the pad for receiving the plurality of bristles when the pad is moved across the planar surface and the bristles are not aligned with the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Wayne Robens
  • Patent number: 7296943
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a baseboard of a wall may include pads and a handle. A front surface of at least one of the pads may be configured to contact a portion of the baseboard during use. A liquid dispenser may be provided to wet one or more of the pads during use. A portion of the handle may be angled to extend away from the wall and rearward from the pad during use. Top pads may be provided for cleaning a top face of the baseboard. The top pads may be vertically and horizontally adjustable relative to a holder to accommodate baseboards of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Yvonne Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20070206985
    Abstract: A combined joint compound dispenser and applicator for corners comprises a cylinder mechanically attached to a tube extending therefrom. The cylinder pushes a compound by way of a piston. A ball joint provides an articulated connection between the tube and an applicator by way of an insertion shoe. The applicator has two flaps cojoined at an apex so as to form a <<V>> shape. The compound passes from the tube through the applicator by way of a slit, and that slit is formed by an arrow shaped element placed in front of a hole. The hole is at the apex. Wheels located on wedges allow the applicator to roll on walls. The wedges extend integrally from the flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventor: Marcel Daigle
  • Patent number: 7192210
    Abstract: A deck stain applicator having a generally flat coating applicator pad having at least one coating delivery channel therethrough for delivery of coating material at a planar application surface of the pad for coating a generally planar surface having gaps therein and a plurality of bristles extending out of the planar surface of the pad for applying the coating material to a pair of opposed surfaces to be coated forming a gap and at least one recess in the pad for receiving the plurality of bristles when the pad is moved across the planar surface and the bristles are not aligned with the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Wayne Robens