Patents by Inventor Alain Berhault

Alain Berhault has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11540619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having an applicator member (8) having: —a core of thermoplastic material having a longitudinal axis, the core being twisted through more than one revolution about its longitudinal axis under the effect of the twist of the metal arms of the holder, and having an endpiece that has no spikes. —spikes of thermoplastic material extending from the core, —a holder having two metal arms twisted around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Publication number: 20220354244
    Abstract: An applicator for applying makeup to keratin fibers, the applicator having an applicator member designed to apply the composition to said fibers, notably present in the form of tufts, and preferably to the underlying skin, the applicator member having a plastics body, the cross section of which is flattened along at least a part of its length, the flattened cross section defining a first direction corresponding to the width of the section and a second direction, perpendicular to the first, corresponding to the thickness of the section, the thickness being less than the width, the body having at least one first application face delimiting on one side the thickness of the flattened cross section, spikes attached to the first application face, and flocking present on a portion of the surface of the body adjacent to the distal end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Chloe CABON, Alain BERHAULT
  • Patent number: 11478056
    Abstract: Applicator for applying a cosmetic product to human keratin materials, having: a holder and an applicator tip, of longitudinal axis, that is carried by the holder and has: a base part, having an axis, for fastening to the holder by way of at least one of its portions, and an application part that is attached to the base part and has at least three surfaces, each having a contour formed by at least one edge, and/or a base line that acts as a junction between the application part and a cylindrical portion, having an axis, of the base part, the shapes of the contours of said surfaces being different in pairs and not symmetrical to one another about an axis or a median plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Pauline Prade, Chloé Cabon, Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier
  • Patent number: 11452356
    Abstract: Applicator for applying a cosmetic product to human keratin materials, having: a holder and an applicator tip (20), of longitudinal axis (X), that is carried by the holder and has: a base part (22), of axis (X), for fastening to the holder by way of at least one of its portions, and an application part (24) that is attached to the base part (22) and has at least three surfaces (26, 28, 30), each having a contour formed by at least one edge (34), and/or a base line (36) that acts as a junction between the application part (24) and a cylindrical portion, of axis (X), of the base part (22), the shapes of the contours of the surfaces (26, 28, 30) being different in pairs and not symmetrical to one another about an axis or a median plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Pauline Prade, Chloé Cabon, Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier
  • Patent number: 11445800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care, product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having:—a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X),—spikes (15, 16) that are carried by the core (10) and are disposed all around the core (10) in a plurality of longitudinal rows (17, 19), wherein, in said applicator, at least one longitudinal row (17) has an alternation of curved spikes (16) that each extend along a curvilinear elongation axis (Ec) and straight spikes (15) that each extend along a rectilinear elongation axis (Er).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Publication number: 20220265026
    Abstract: The wiper (8) for a cosmetic product applicator (6) for a container (4) contains the cosmetic product, the wiper (8) extending along a longitudinal axis (A-A?) and defining an insertion direction of the applicator (6) into the container (4) from a proximal end of the wiper (8) toward a distal end of the wiper (8). The wiper (8) comprises: a tube (16) having a longitudinal axis (A-A?), the tube (16) defining a distal region (30) of constant interior section; and a wiping lip (20) of the applicator (6) of longitudinal axis (A-A?), having an interior section becoming narrower in the insertion direction of the applicator (6) up to a distal passage orifice (44). The wiper (8) comprises a connecting segment (18) connecting the distal region (30) of the tube (16) to a proximal end of the wiping lip (20), the interior section of the connecting segment (18) becoming wider along the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventor: Alain BERHAULT
  • Patent number: 11375803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush (8) for applying a cosmetic product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising: a core (10) of plastic material, having a longitudinal axis, spikes (11, 13) carried by the core, including at least a first row of spikes extending longitudinally, this row comprising a series of at least four consecutive spikes positioned at respective abscissae x1 to x4 along the longitudinal axis, with d1=x2?x1, d2=X3?x2, d3=x4?X3 and d1, d2 and d3 being different in pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11317706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush (10) for applying a product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising: a core (40) that extends along a longitudinal axis X, and bristles (41) that extend from the core (40) along a portion of length L2, the ends of the bristles (41) defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one longitudinally extending cutout, the cutout having: a length L2 where L2?L1/2, a width w, measured at the bottom of the cutout, that is constant along at least a portion of its length L2, and a distance d from the longitudinal axis X that varies along its length L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11297932
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a cosmetic product includes a brush applicator having a tuft of bristles at one end, and a container to which the brush applicator can be fastened, comprising a container intended to contain the product to be applied and a housing for receiving at least a part of the tuft of bristles of the brush, said housing communicating with the container via at least one opening, wherein, when the brush applicator is fastened to the container, only some of the bristles of the tuft of bristles are disposed in and/or next to the opening and directly exposed to the product coming from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Chloe Cabon
  • Patent number: 11297926
    Abstract: Kit for producing an assembly for packaging and applying a product, including at least one container delimiting at least one internal volume which contains said product and at least one free edge of which defines an opening for accessing the internal volume, said opening being closed off by a temporary closure member that does not have an applicator member, and at least one device for applying said product that is able to be inserted at least partially into said internal volume and comprises at least one applicator member, a stem and a wiping member mounted around said stem and fixed removably thereto wherein the gripping member forms a cap configured to replace the temporary closure member to form an assembly for packaging and applying the cosmetic product, said gripping member being able to close the opening removably, the applicator member being situated inside the container when the gripping member closes said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Publication number: 20220087400
    Abstract: Device for packaging, dispensing and applying a solid or pasty block of cosmetic product The present application relates to a device for packaging, dispensing and applying a block of solid or pasty cosmetic product, comprising a longitudinal tubular case having an open first end, intended for dispensing the cosmetic product, and an opposite second end that is closed by a base accommodating a mechanism for driving a support for holding said cosmetic product in translation along the case, characterized in that the device has, at the open first end of the case, an external envelope with a longitudinal central axis offset radially with respect to a longitudinal central axis of an external envelope of the device at the opposite end of the case that is closed by the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Stéphane LEROUX, Alain BERHAULT
  • Patent number: 11266221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, that includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, and bristles held by the core, the core comprising a bristle-carrying portion with a proximal end, intended to be fixed to a stem, and a distal end, the bristles having free ends defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one cross section with a not entirely polygonal shape, the envelope surface defining at least one facet which extends longitudinally and is inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the core in the direction of the distal end, the facet having a width which increases in the direction towards the distal end of the bristle-carrying portion of the core, over at least a portion of the length of the facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 11266219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set comprising a makeup product and a cosmetic applicator for applying this product, the applicator comprising a stem and an application member borne by the stem, the latter comprising a flexible portion (14) of wavy shape, of flattened cross section on a major axis, the flexible portion comprising a succession of elementary patterns, the flexible portion (14) having its angular deflection about the major axis limited by elementary patterns coming into mutual abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11219296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having: —a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), and —double spikes (18) that are carried by the core (10) and are disposed in a plurality of longitudinal rows, the double spikes (18) each having a recess that separates two arms, at least one first longitudinal row of spikes (18) being offset axially with respect to a second longitudinal row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Davide Manici, Eric Caulier, Alain Berhault, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 11202492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic or care product to the eyelashes or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having: —a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), —spikes (18) that are carried by the core and extend from the core, a majority of the spikes being substantially parallel to one another, the core (10) having, at least in cross section, an outwardly concave overall shape, forming a cavity (20), spikes (18) being disposed inside the cavity (20) in the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Audrey Thenin
  • Publication number: 20210337960
    Abstract: Applicator member (10) for applying a product to keratin fibres, notably to eyelashes, comprising: —a core (11) made of polymer material, —first application elements (12) that project from the core (11) and are integral with said core (11), and—second application elements (13) that project from the core (11) and are separate from the first application elements (12). Said first and second application elements (12, 13) are arranged in at least two helical coils disposed alternately along the longitudinal axis (X2-X2?) of the core (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Alain BERHAULT
  • Publication number: 20210307487
    Abstract: The applicator for applying a product, in particular a cosmetic product, comprises a gripping cap (50) and an applicator member (52) that is provided with at least one application surface for said product and comprises a flexible portion (53). The applicator also comprises a rigid assembly insert (54) that is mounted at least partially inside the gripping cap (50) and is secured to said cap. The flexible portion (53) of the applicator member is fastened in the assembly insert (54) in a region of said insert which is mounted inside the gripping cap (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11129464
    Abstract: A wiper for a container of cosmetic product, the wiper including a substantially tubular body including at least one wiping portion of which a free interior surface defines a wiping passage through which an application member can pass in a wiping direction, the wiping portion is made of a thermoplastic elastomer having a hardness less than 70 Shore 00, preferably less than 45 or 50 Shore 00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Lionel Drugeon
  • Patent number: 11076677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator member (8) for a cosmetic product applicator, in particular for applying cosmetic product to keratin fibres, and especially for applying mascara to eyelashes, said applicator member being obtained at least partially by moulding at least one thermoplastic elastomer material, characterized in that said material is a TPS having a tensile strength greater than or equal to 10 MPa, preferably greater than or equal to 15 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hervet, Carine Pascal, Alain Berhault, Jean-Marie Julien
  • Patent number: 11071369
    Abstract: Applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having: a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), spikes (18) carried by the core (10), and reinforcing sails (1.3) for the spikes (18), which are connected by their base to the core (10). extend parallel to the longitudinal axis (X) of the core (10) and are disposed in a plurality of longitudinal rows (17, 19, 20), at least one first longitudinal row (17) being offset axially with respect to a second longitudinal row (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Alain Berhault, Audrey Thenin, Davide Manici