Patents Examined by David J. Walczak
  • Patent number: 11910904
    Abstract: An applicator system for containing and dispensing a cosmetic substance may include a container defining a cavity and including an open first end and a closed second end, a dispensing mechanism operably coupled with the first end of the container, and an applicator. The dispensing mechanism includes an elongated body defining a dispensing cavity and further includes at least one flexible region engageable by a user. The applicator includes an external surface and an interior cavity that may accommodate at least a portion of the dispensing mechanism. Upon engaging the at least one flexible region of the dispensing mechanism, a predetermined quantity of cosmetic substance is dispensed to the external surface of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: David Bourguignat, Marc Emile Lechanoine
  • Patent number: 11910906
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, there is a nail polish applicator for nail polish, the applicator comprising: a container body, at least one cap or lid body which is coupled to the container body. There is at least one brush comprising a shaft coupled to the cap wherein the shaft has a storage body disposed therein. There is at least one air suction unit configured to draw nail polish into the storage body. There is also a compressor comprising an elastic pressing body configured to compress the air suction unit to draw nail polish into the storage body. The compressor is coupled to the cap. The compressor comprises at least one protrusion and at least one leaf spring coupled to the cap, such that when the protrusion is pressed, it compresses the suction unit to draw nail polish into the storage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Young Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11910978
    Abstract: A gloved wash mitt apparatus for keeping a mitt in place while maintaining dry hands includes a mitt body having a mitt top side, a mitt bottom side, a mitt left edge, a mitt right edge, a mitt top edge, and an open mitt bottom edge defining a mitt cavity. The mitt body has an outer side to dry dust or wet wash a surface without creating scratches. A glove body is coupled to the mitt body within the mitt cavity. The glove body has a glove palm portion, a plurality of glove finger portions extending from the glove palm portion, a glove wrist portion coupled to the glove palm portion, and an open glove bottom side. A glove perimeter of the glove wrist portion is continuously coupled to a mitt perimeter of the open mitt bottom edge. The glove body is waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Karita Wansley
  • Patent number: 11910908
    Abstract: A lipstick tube with a replaceable mechanism includes a base and the mechanism. The mechanism includes a barrel, a fork, a spiral and an aluminum shell that are coaxially sleeved sequentially from inside out. A barrel engaging member integrally protrudes from an outer side wall of the barrel. A hollow guide groove extending in an axial direction of the fork is formed in the fork. A spiral guide groove extending in an axial direction of the spiral component and spiraling upward is formed in an inner side wall of the spiral component. The barrel engaging member is configured for passing through the hollow guide groove and then being embedded into and sliding in the spiral guide groove. The spiral component is configured for axially stopping and circumferentially rotating relative to the fork. The aluminum shell is configured for being fixed in position relative to the spiral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Hua Zhong
  • Patent number: 11910911
    Abstract: An all-in-one oral care system that includes a brush, a main body, a top cover, a bottom cover, an interdental brush, and a toothpaste cartridge. All major components are designed to be detachable and replaceable using attachment mechanisms built into each part. The oral care system utilizes a manual actuator to force toothpaste from the main body into the toothbrush head and onto the bristles when depressed. When released, the actuator creates a vacuum force that draws toothpaste from the cartridge into the main body. The vacuum force draws a plunger in the cartridge upwards to move the toothpaste to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Faycal Benjelloun, Francisco Alberto Diaz
  • Patent number: 11903478
    Abstract: Systems and approaches for manufacturing containers for cosmetic substances include providing a container body having a first end and a second end and defining a container cavity that receives a cosmetic substance, and, during a two-shot molding process, forming 1) a container neck having a first end, a second end, and a neck wall and defining a neck cavity; and 2) a wiper integrally formed with at least a portion of the neck wall. The wiper includes a protrusion extending into the neck cavity. The container neck is operably coupled with the first end of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Jian Yan
  • Patent number: 11896107
    Abstract: A kit for usage by a nail polish application apparatus, the kit comprising one or more nail polish capsules. Each of the nail polish capsule(s) comprises a body portion defining a reservoir containing a nail polish fluid and a non-screw detachable cover having an integrated nail polish applying element. The non-screw detachable cover is mechanically coupled to an upper face of the body portion to seal an opening in the upper face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Nailomatic Ltd.
    Inventors: Avichay Mor Yosef, Ron Miller, Omri Moran, Gil Sokol
  • Patent number: 11896112
    Abstract: A feeding container includes a feeding mechanism having a sleeve. In the feeding container, a first groove through which a projection formed in a holding member that holds a coating material passes and a second groove that extends from the first groove to an end surface of the sleeve are formed on an inner surface of the sleeve, and the first groove has a projection holding portion which is configured to accept the projection and disposed at a position away along the first groove from a connection portion of the first groove and the second groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Ryota Mikuni
  • Patent number: 11896110
    Abstract: A feed out container includes: a metal main body outer sleeve formed as a bottomed cylinder; a metal cylindrical inner member having a first portion provided within the interior of the main body outer sleeve and a second portion that constitutes an annular protrusion; an inner plate that holds a contained material; a lid body outer sleeve formed as a bottomed cylinder; a lid body inner sleeve provided within and in close contact with the interior of the lid body outer sleeve; and a feed out mechanism that moves the inner plate in an axial direction of the sleeve to feed out the contained material. At least one of a first O ring (31) that maintains an airtight seal between the lid body outer sleeve and the inner member and a second O ring fitted about the periphery of a portion of the inner member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Suzuki, Xingchen Yao, Takahiro Kishina, Yoichi Harada, Takahiro Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 11890363
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic composition which provides easily a clear and brilliant coating film without causing flaky pigments to be overlapped on each other when the liquid cosmetic composition containing a small amount of brilliant flaky pigments is filled in an applicator having a coating part composed of a brush to be coated on a surface such as a skin. The liquid cosmetic composition of the present invention is characterized in containing at least 0.01 to 10 mass % of a flaky pigment coated on a surface with a compound selected from the following A group, 0.05 to 5 mass % of layered clay mineral particles, 1 to 20 mass % of an acrylic copolymer in terms of a solid content and water and being filled in an applicator provided with a coating part having a brush: A group: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, chitin, chitosan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakuma, Yuichi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11882914
    Abstract: A refillable bottle (10) is provided, comprising a lid (1) that can be connected to an applicator (2) and a storage portion (3) that can be connected to the applicator (2), in which the lid (1), the applicator (2) and the storage portion (3) are connected together using screw threads in the lid (1), the applicator (2) and the storage portion (3). An accompanying method for refilling a bottle (10) is also provided, comprising the following steps: disconnecting the storage portion (3) from the applicator (2) by means of a first unscrewing action, and connecting a refill (20) to the applicator (2), in which the force required to perform the first unscrewing action is greater than the force required to perform a second unscrewing action, the second unscrewing action being understood to be the action performed to disconnect the lid (1) from the applicator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Márcio Miranda de Faria, Thiago Milano de Oliveira, Gideon Moreira Ferreira, Josué Ferreira
  • Patent number: 11882916
    Abstract: A refillable cosmetic dispenser with a cartridge for a stick cosmetic that can be locked in a retracted position except when engaged with a corresponding dispenser base. Locking formations retained by an elongate body and an elevator cup have a locked condition to lock the elevator cup against movement relative to the elongate body. The dispenser base receives the elongate body, and a release member of the dispenser base actuates the locking formations from the locked condition to the unlocked condition. The locking formations retained by the elongate body can be plural resiliently deflectable fingers disposed along a circular shape, and the release member can be a central column that is operative to deflect the resiliently deflectable fingers out of engagement with the locking formation of the elevator cup. The elevator cup can thus be locked in a retracted position to be freed by a corresponding dispenser base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Dunton, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Patent number: 11871833
    Abstract: A cosmetics container is disclosed, in particular a mascara container (400), whose components are a container part (401), a container cap (402), a wiper (436), which is inserted into a container neck disposed on a container part, and an applicator (403), which is connected to the container cap and passes through the wiper with a brush rod provided with an applicator brush on its free end. Material intersections, which are realised as detachable form-fit, detachable substance-to-substance or detachable force-fit connections, are formed least partially between the different or coinciding materials for separation purposes, a joining end (412) of the brush rod (411) being connected to an applicator holder (414) by way of a bayonet joint (413).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SEIDEL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Silke Jesberg, Andreas Franz Christian Ritzenhoff, Michael Kurz
  • Patent number: 11857058
    Abstract: A cosmetic container includes an application body configured to hold a cosmetic and to apply the cosmetic to a surface, a container main body holding the application body, a cap detachably mounted on the container main body, a filling member, and a scraping member. The filling member is located inside the cap and forms a filling region to contain the cosmetic. The filling region has a diameter that is greater than a maximum diameter of the application body. The scraping member extends at least partially into the filling member to scrape the cosmetic stored in the filling region. The scraping member forms a tubular hole to insert the application body into the filling region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11857056
    Abstract: Dispensing package for controlled delivery of a viscous composition on a target surface, the package having a dispensing head with a front surface having a front surface centroid and an opposing rear surface having a rear surface centroid, and a plurality of dispensing orifices extending therethrough, the dispensing orifices including a front open end having a front centroid on the front surface, a rear open end having a back centroid on the rear surface, and a dispensing orifice axis extending through the front and back centroids. A first dispensing orifice of the plurality of dispensing orifices has a first dispensing orifice axis inclined at a first orifice acute angle ?1 (degrees) relative to the a plane extending along a center axis, so as to intersect the plane at a first point above the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Billy Gonzales Abergas, Mariane Ballerini Fernandes, Vinayak Masanaiah
  • Patent number: 11849828
    Abstract: A device intended to be mounted on a base for actuating a cosmetic product application receptacle, in particular a cosmetic product stick is designed to get the cosmetic product out by at least one rotational movement. The device includes at least one guide, a cup intended to receive the cosmetic product and a sheath, the sheath including internally at least one helical groove and the guide being rotatably mounted in the sheath, the rotation of the guide relative to the sheath causing an axial movement of the cup between a fully extended position and a fully retracted position. The device includes at least one structure rotationally locking the guide relative to the sheath when the cup is in the fully extended position and/or the fully retracted position and/or close to being in the fully extended position and/or the fully retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Frédéric Lecureuil, Mark Edmondson
  • Patent number: 11849827
    Abstract: A dispensing pipette that comprises a tubular dispensing duct for dispensing a cosmetic product defining a longitudinal passage, the tubular duct having an upper end and a lower end (54), the lower end (54) defining a receiving insert (58) for receiving a ball (34), and a ball (34) rotatably mounted in the receiving insert (58), the ball (34) being designed to dispense the cosmetic product by rotation of the ball (34). The receiving insert (58) has an inner surface (60) facing the ball (34), the receiving insert (58) defining at least one longitudinal channel (70) radially withdrawn away from the ball (34) into the inner surface (60) to allow the flow of the cosmetic product around the ball (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Maxim Stimpfling
  • Patent number: 11850624
    Abstract: A distributor head for a distributor apparatus for distributing fluids onto a surface includes an elongate base element having a fluid volume to receive the fluid, a filling opening connected in a fluid-communicating manner to the fluid volume to fill the fluid into the fluid volume, and a plurality of distributor openings connected in a fluid-communicating manner to the fluid volume to distribute the fluid from the fluid volume. The filling opening arranged at a first longitudinal side of the distributor head and the plurality of distributor openings arranged at a second longitudinal side of the distributor head, the first longitudinal side arranged opposite the second longitudinal side, and the plurality of distributor openings continuously formed in a wall of the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Joachim Schöck, Matt Lyndon
  • Patent number: 11849834
    Abstract: A cleaning tool is connected to the end of a shower hose after a shower head has been separated from the end of the shower hose, and tap water can be supplied to a surface to be cleaned, such as a bathroom wall or floor, so that bathroom cleaning may be easily carried out even by a user's one hand in a convenient way, thereby minimizing the user's power consumption and shortening cleaning time, and further, the cleaning tool may be conveniently fastened and separated to and from the end of the shower hose by means of a single touch, so that a cleaner for cleaning the surface to be cleaned can be simply exchanged with the shower head, thereby improving the conveniences of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Hak Su Park
  • Patent number: 11844417
    Abstract: A portable foam brush assembly having a base having a soap supply, a water supply, and an electrical supply. A foam brush wand is detachably dockable to the base and in electrical and fluid communication with the foam brush wand having battery pack, a peristaltic pump, a reservoir chamber, a foaming chamber, an air pump, a brush and a momentary release switch. The base water supply and the base soap supply, when activated, are configured to travel by a water supply hose and a soap supply hose to a tee in the base where they are combined in a combined hose to a base quick coupler that is connectable to a reciprocal foam brush wand quick coupler, which has a foam brush wand hose to deliver the water soap mixture to bladder in the foam brush wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Leon Trudeau