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US20050229343A1
US20050229343A1 US10510699 US51069905A US2005229343A1 US 20050229343 A1 US20050229343 A1 US 20050229343A1 US 10510699 US10510699 US 10510699 US 51069905 A US51069905 A US 51069905A US 2005229343 A1 US2005229343 A1 US 2005229343A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61KPREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
    • A61K8/00Cosmetics or similar toilet preparations
    • A61K8/02Cosmetics or similar toilet preparations characterised by special physical form
    • A61K8/0208Tissues; Wipes; Patches
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D34/00Containers or accessories specially adapted for handling liquid toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. perfumes
    • A45D34/04Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/16Cloths; Pads; Sponges
    • A47L13/18Gloves; Glove-like cloths
    • A47L13/19Gloves; Glove-like cloths containing cleaning agents
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L23/00Cleaning footwear
    • A47L23/04Hand implements for shoe-cleaning, with or without applicators for shoe polish
    • A47L23/10Cloth or collapsible cleaning pads; Glove-like cleaning cloths
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61QSPECIFIC USE OF COSMETICS OR SIMILAR TOILET PREPARATIONS
    • A61Q17/00Barrier preparations; Preparations brought into direct contact with the skin for affording protection against external influences, e.g. sunlight, X-rays or other harmful rays, corrosive materials, bacteria or insect stings
    • A61Q17/04Topical preparations for affording protection against sunlight or other radiation; Topical sun tanning preparations
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05CAPPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05C17/00Hand tools or apparatus using hand held tools, for applying liquids or other fluent materials to, for spreading applied liquids or other fluent materials on, or for partially removing applied liquids or other fluent materials from, surfaces
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D2200/00Details not otherwise provided for in A45D
    • A45D2200/10Details of applicators
    • A45D2200/1009Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like
    • A45D2200/1018Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like comprising a pad, i.e. a cushion-like mass of soft material, with or without gripping means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D2200/00Details not otherwise provided for in A45D
    • A45D2200/10Details of applicators
    • A45D2200/1009Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like
    • A45D2200/1036Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like containing a cosmetic substance, e.g. impregnated with liquid or containing a soluble solid substance

Abstract

It is desribed a device for applying a liquid or creamy substance, e.g. sunoil, suncream, polish, shoepolish etc. The device comprises a rear, impermeable layer (1), a porous layer (2) containing the substance to be applied and optionally a tear-off layer (3). The porous layer (2) can e.g. comprise a foamed plastic material, a nonwoven material or a bristlelike material. Optionally the porous layer (2) in addition is provided with holes or perforations.

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  • [0001]
    The present invention regards a device for applying a liquid or creamy substance such as suntan oil, suntan lotion, shoe polish, polishing agent or similar, comprising a porous layer, a rear impermeable layer and possibly a tear-off layer, which porous layer contains the substance to be applied.
  • [0002]
    Various substances such as suntan oil, suntan lotion, shoe polish, polishing agent and similar, which are applied to different types of surfaces, are normally supplied in bottles, tubes or spray cans. Use of these substances normally entails pouring them into the hand and rubbing them into the surface in question, or spraying them on. This will inevitably lead to the person using such substances becoming soiled to a certain degree. At the same time, the amount of substance applied will be more or less incidental, as it is difficult to apply an even amount, in particular when applying the substance by hand.
  • [0003]
    Thus the object of the present invention is to provide an application device that minimises the likelihood of the user getting soiled, while ensuring more even application of the substance than when using conventional methods.
  • [0004]
    These objects are achieved by an application device of the type mentioned by way of introduction, characterised in that the rear impermeable layer consists of a non-rigid material, that the porous layer is provided with holes or perforations, and that an edge of a material impermeable to the substance contained in the porous layer is optionally provided along the outer edges of the porous layer.
  • [0005]
    Preferably, the porous layer is manufactured from a foam rubber material or a non-woven material having sufficient porosity to absorb the substance to be applied.
  • [0006]
    The porous layer may optionally be manufactured from a bristle-like material.
  • [0007]
    Preferably, the impermeable layer is manufactured from a plastic material or a metal foil.
  • [0008]
    Preferably, the tear-off layer consists of a plastic material or a metal foil.
  • [0009]
    In the following, the invention will be explained in greater detail through examples of embodiments, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:
  • [0010]
    FIG. 1 shows a first embodiment of the application device in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 2 shows a section through the application device in accordance with FIG. 1.
  • [0012]
    FIG. 3 shows a detail of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1.
  • [0013]
    FIG. 4 shows a second embodiment of the application device in accordance with the invention.
  • [0014]
    FIG. 5 shows a section through the application device in accordance with FIG. 3.
  • [0015]
    FIGS. 6 and 7 show variants of the application device in accordance with the invention.
  • [0016]
    FIGS. 1-3 show a first embodiment of the application device in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 2 shows a section through the application device shown in FIG. 1. The application device in accordance with the present invention consists of a generally plate shaped body consisting of a porous layer 2, an impermeable rear layer 1, and possibly an impermeable tear-off layer 3. It is intended that the application device in accordance with the invention contain a liquid or creamy substance such as suntan oil, suntan lotion, shoe polish, polishing agent or similar. This liquid or creamy substance is contained in the porous layer 3. This porous layer 2 may consist of e.g. a foam rubber material or a non-woven material, and the impermeable rear layer 1 may consist of e.g. a plastic material, cloth material, metal foil or similar. On the reverse side of the porous layer 2 is provided an impermeable layer 1 for preventing the liquid or creamy substance from escaping and soiling the user's hand. Correspondingly, a tear-off sheet 3 to be torn off before using the device is provided on the porous layer. This tear-off sheet 3 may optionally be replaced on the device after use. The tear-off sheet may consist of e.g. a plastic foil, metal foil or similar. The porous layer 2 may as shown in FIGS. 1-3 possibly have holes or perforations. The left halves of FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 show relatively small size perforations, while the right halves show relatively larger size perforations. Even though FIGS. 1 and 2 show differently sized holes, it is assumed that more or less the whole of the porous layer 2 will have holes or perforations of approximately the same size. Perforations are particularly advantageous if the substance to be applied is relatively viscous. The more viscous the substance, the larger the perforations should be. If the substance is liquid, it may be appropriate to omit the perforations, as the porous material will be able to absorb the substance to a sufficient degree, and release this is a satisfactory manner during use.
  • [0017]
    FIGS. 4 and 5 show another embodiment of the application device in accordance with the present invention, where the porous material of the first embodiment has been replaced with a layer of a bristle-like material. For simplicity, FIG. 4 shows only part of the surface of the application device provided with a bristle-like material, while in reality, more or less the whole of the porous layer 2 will be made up of bristle-like material.
  • [0018]
    In order to prevent the substance to be applied from escaping the application device, both embodiments are equipped with an edge (not shown) with an impermeable material along the outer edges of the generally plate shaped device
  • [0019]
    FIGS. 6 and 7 show variants of the application device in accordance with the invention. What separates these two variants is that the variant in FIG. 6 is intended to be folded up, and is furthermore equipped with a pocket on the back, into which the user may put his fingers in order to facilitate application. FIG. 7 shows a variant where the entire backside of the application device is equipped with a similar pocket to that on the variant in FIG. 6.

Claims (6)

  1. 1. An application device for applying a liquid or creamy substance such as suntan oil, suntan lotion, shoe polish, polishing agent or similar, comprising a porous layer (2), a rear impermeable layer (1) and possibly a tear-off layer (3), which porous layer (2) contains the substance to be applied
    characterized in that the rear impermeable layer (1) consists of a non-rigid material, that the porous layer (2) has holes or perforations, and that an edge impermeable to the substance contained in the porous layer (2) is optionally provided along the outer edges of the porous layer (2).
  2. 2. An application device in accordance with claim 1,
    characterized in that the porous layer (2) is manufactured from a foam rubber material or a non-woven material with sufficient porosity to absorb the material to be applied.
  3. 3. An application device in accordance with claim 1,
    characterized in that the porous layer (2) is manufactured from a bristle-like material.
  4. 4. An application device in accordance with any of the preceding claim 1,
    characterized in that the impermeable layer (1) is manufactured from a plastic material or a metal foil.
  5. 5. An application device in accordance with claim 1,
    characterized in that the tear-off layer (3) consists of a plastic material or a metal foil.
  6. 6. An application device in accordance with claim 1,
    characterized in that the back of the device is provided with a pocket adapted to the user's fingers.
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US2098966A (en) * 1937-01-06 1937-11-16 Russell B Kingman Polishing pad
US2110001A (en) * 1937-03-08 1938-03-01 Russell B Kingman Waxing pad
US2961678A (en) * 1957-10-02 1960-11-29 Jr Kenneth F Maclellan Shoe polishing device
US3006023A (en) * 1960-04-21 1961-10-31 Samuel L Worthington Combination daubing and polishing device
US3149364A (en) * 1963-05-02 1964-09-22 James N Baptist Attachable cleaning device
US3217353A (en) * 1964-12-09 1965-11-16 Quinn & Co Inc K J Shoe shining enveloped pad
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