Abstract: A brush includes a wire core, a round tip formed on a distal end of the wire core, the round tip being unitary with the wire core section and being formed by melting or welding a portion of the wire core at the distal end, and a molded tip attached to the wire core at the distal end via a ball-and-socket connection.
Abstract: A brush for use on sensitive surfaces includes a twisted wire core having a handle end and a bristle end, and a plurality of bristles extending radially outward from a portion of the wire core defining a bristle block. The brush further includes a protective tip integrally formed on the wire core at the bristle end for preventing the brush from damaging sensitive surfaces. The wire core and the protective tip are formed from the same material.
Abstract: A method of forming a protective tip on a wire brush so as to make the brush less prone to damage sensitive surfaces, includes the steps of providing a brush with a wire core and a plurality of bristles defining a bristle block extending radially from the core and anchored in the core, and melting a portion of the wire core at an end thereof, by applying an energy source to the end, to form a protective tip.
Abstract: A brush for use on sensitive surfaces comprising twisted a wire core having a handle end and a bristle end, a plurality of bristles extending radially outward from a portion of the wire core, the plurality of bristles defining a bristle block, and a protective tip integrally formed on the wire core at the bristle end for preventing the brush from damaging sensitive surfaces, wherein the wire core and the protective tip are formed from the same material.
Abstract: An applicator brush for fluid-type cosmetics, such as may be used in applying mascara to eyelashes which includes a bristle portion disposed at one end of a helical twisted wire core with a handle disposed at the outer end. The configuration of the bristle portion is such that the bristle tips define a generally cylindrical outer surface having two (2) diametrically opposed channels and application surfaces helically disposed along the length of the brush portion which are spiraled about the core to form a helix thereof. The brush portion is formed by disposing the bristles between the lengths of the wire and helically twisting the wire to form the core that retains the bristles therebetween. The bristle portion is then trimmed to a shape of generally rectangular cross-section. To form the helical application surface, the wire core is further twisted in the same direction a predetermined number of turns.
Abstract: A spiral mascara brush including both soft bristles for applying mascara and stiff bristles for combing applied mascara through a user's eyelashes. The soft and stiff bristles are intermingled throughout the length of the brush in specified proportion so that the entire brush may be used both for applying the mascara and combing the eyelashes.
December 5, 1988
Date of Patent:
August 29, 1989
Henlopen Manufacturing Co., Inc., Sanderson-Macleod, Inc.
Abstract: Mascara brush construction composed of a plurality of radially extending bristle filaments fastened in brush formation by a helically twisted metallic wire core. The bristles are tubular or hollow polyamide filaments, each crimped at the midpoint of its length by portions of the helically twisted wire so that the filament halves flare outward in various directions from the brush core. In an alternate embodiment the filaments are noncircular in cross-section and include a plurality of longitudinal, radially extending flange portions.