Patents by Inventor Vincent de Laforcade

Vincent de Laforcade 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: 10278902
    Abstract: A method of cosmetically modifying the appearance of the outline of the eye, the method including the step consisting in applying at least one patch on the movable upper eyelid, the application face of the patch having a predefined non-plane shape with multi-directional curvature, or at least one patch made of a material suitable for responding to stress by deforming in non-elastic manner as to take up multi-directional curvature on the eyelid and conserve the curvature when the stress ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Nathalie Jager Lezer, Henri Samain, Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20170027300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an article to be applied to the human body, comprising the following steps: digital acquisition of 3D contour data from the region on which the article needs to be applied; producing a mould using the 3D data and a numerical-control manufacturing machine; applying to the mould a coating intended to form the article; and at least partially cutting out the coating to the format of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Henri SAMAIN, Vincent DE LAFORCADE, Franck GIRON
  • Publication number: 20130174862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an article to be applied to the human body, comprising the following steps: digital acquisition of 3D contour data from the region on which the article needs to be applied; producing a mould using the 3D data and a numerical-control manufacturing machine; applying to the mould a coating intended to form the article; and at least partially cutting out the coating to the format of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Henri Samain, Vincent De Laforcade, Franck Giron
  • Patent number: 8430587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device comprising: a base comprising: an applicator configured to spread a cosmetic product over a bodily application surface, a member for supporting the applicator comprising a relief, a tube capable of surrounding the applicator, said base being able to be moved relative to the tube between a high position and a low position, said tube defining a path for the sliding of the supporting member comprising a plurality of irregularities against which said relief of the supporting member is able to slide so as to create a jump of the applicator, said sliding path comprising a sliding edge suitable for guiding the movement of the base from its low position to its high position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20130089584
    Abstract: A method of cosmetically modifying the appearance of the outline of the eye, the method including the step consisting in applying at least one patch on the movable upper eyelid, the application face of the patch having a predefined non-plane shape with multi-directional curvature, or at least one patch made of a material suitable for responding to stress by deforming in non-elastic manner as to take up multi-directional curvature on the eyelid and conserve the curvature when the stress ceases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Nathalie Jager Lezer, Henri Samain, Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 8403580
    Abstract: A wringing-out member configured to rid an applicator of the brush type of excess product, the said wringing-out member extending along a main axis of elongation and comprising an internal face provided with wringing-out elements, in which the said wringing-out elements comprise at least three protrusions, two protrusions between them defining a slot and a third protrusion anchored on the said internal face of the wringing-out member at a different axial height from the said two protrusions, the said third protrusion projecting at least partially opposite the said slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 8316863
    Abstract: An applicator nozzle may comprise an attachment portion configured to attach the nozzle to a receptacle configured to contain a product and an arrangement of at least two teeth disposed so as to form at least one row comprising first and second end teeth. At least one of the teeth of the arrangement may define a channel configured to be placed in flow communication with product contained in the receptacle. The channel may open on an exterior of the at least one tooth via at least one outlet aperture facing substantially in a direction of at least one adjacent tooth. The nozzle may further define at least one groove and the outlet aperture may open into the groove. The groove may extend from the outlet aperture substantially to a free extremity of the at least one tooth. The arrangement may be formed by a single molded piece and may be configured so as to present an obstacle to product flowing from the at least one outlet aperture beyond the first and second end teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent De Laforcade, Philippe Bonneyrat
  • Patent number: 7849862
    Abstract: A device for holding a lock of hair is provided. The device includes a base portion for resting on the scalp; a holding portion arranged to hold a portion of the lock in a substantially upstanding configuration between the holding portion and the scalp; and a link portion connecting the base portion to the holding portion and configured in such a manner as to allow access to the portion of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20100262051
    Abstract: A massage and cosmetic product dispensing assembly includes a cosmetic product storage container, a member for dispensing the cosmetic product stored in the container, a massage and cosmetic product application device. The massage and application device includes a fixed support which is fixed relative to the container, peripheral massage members connected to the fixed support, a central support which is movable relative to the fixed support and suitable for actuating the dispensing member, and central massage members connected to the movable central support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Vincent DE LAFORCADE
  • Patent number: 7798154
    Abstract: The present invention provides a receptacle comprising: a body; and a neck, comprising: a first portion having a first diameter, and having first fixing means; and a second portion situated between the body of the receptacle and the first portion, said second portion having a second diameter greater than the first diameter, and having second fixing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20100143021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device comprising: a base comprising: an applicator configured to spread a cosmetic product over a bodily application surface, a member for supporting the applicator comprising a relief, a tube capable of surrounding the applicator, said base being able to be moved relative to the tube between a high position and a low position, said tube defining a path for the sliding of the supporting member comprising a plurality of irregularities against which said relief of the supporting member is able to slide so as to create a jump of the applicator, said sliding path comprising a sliding edge suitable for guiding the movement of the base from its low position to its high position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Vincent DE LAFORCADE
  • Publication number: 20100129133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wringing-out member intended to rid an applicator (2) of the brush type of excess product, the said wringing-out member extending along a main axis of elongation (X) and comprising an internal face (35) provided with wringing-out elements (310), in which the said wringing-out elements comprise at least three protrusions, two protrusions between them defining a slot and a third protrusion anchored on the said internal face (35) of the wringing-out member at a different axial height from the said two protrusions, the said third protrusion projecting at least partially opposite the said slot. The present invention also relates to a packaging and application device comprising such a wringing-out member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 7661310
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portion-taker device for taking a substance, the device including at least one measuring scoop, which scoop comprises: a frame; and a flap mounted to pivot relative to the frame and co-operating with it to define, in a first position, the bottom of a cavity that it used for taking the substance; the frame being arranged in such a manner as to enable a user to exert thrust on the flap on its side opposite from the cavity so as to reduce the volume thereof until the flap reaches a second position in which the volume of the cavity is substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 7661558
    Abstract: A sachet may include at least two sealed compartments. The sachet may include first and second opposite main walls, a partition separating an inside of the sachet into two compartments, and first and second foldable side walls situated on respective sides of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20100021225
    Abstract: The device comprises an accessory support including detachable cosmetic accessories. It includes a distributor for cosmetic accessories, defining a guide path for the accessory support. The accessory support includes at least one chain of cosmetic accessories disposed end to end, being connected to one another by breakable linkages. The breakage of one of the breakable linkages in order to detach a cosmetic accessory from the support results in a reduction in the length of the chain of accessories, viewed along the guide path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Vincent DE LAFORCADE, Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 7650893
    Abstract: A device for applying a hair product which includes a support on one face of which there projects application elements. The application elements are arranged such that a first group of application elements of a first row is superposable, along a longitudinal axis (X) of the support, with a second group of application elements of a second row. The application elements of the second group have a mean flexibility and/or a mean height that is greater respectively than the mean flexibility and/or the mean height of the application elements of the first group. In addition, the mean of the spacings between application elements that make up the second group is less than the mean of the spacings between application elements that make up the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 7628159
    Abstract: Embodiments of a device for treating the hair includes: a receptacle containing a substance to be applied to at least one of the hair and the scalp; a lifter member for lifting the hair and comprising a comb secured to the receptacle and movable relative thereto; and at least one dispenser endpiece for dispensing the substance on at least one of the hair and the scalp after the hair has been lifted by the lifter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20090289086
    Abstract: A push button is provided for a device for packaging and dispensing a product. In one example, the device is for a cosmetic product, of the type comprising a container provided with a dispensing rod. The push button includes a body, a connection end piece to be coupled to the dispensing rod and provided with a product-dispensing channel, an actuator that actuates the dispensing rod, which actuator is movable at least partially with respect to the body under the effect of a force exerted by a user. The push button includes a transmitter that transmits the force to the dispensing rod. The transmitter is movable between an active position in which a movement of the actuator leads to the product being dispensed and an inactive position in which the movement of the actuator causes no product to be dispensed. The transmitter is typically connected to the connection end piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Vincent DE LAFORCADE
  • Publication number: 20090145928
    Abstract: A safety device for a container having a dispenser rod that is controlled by being depressed may comprise a base configured to be secured to the container while the container is in use; and a blocking member pivotally movable relative to the base, and configured to take up an active position in which it opposes depression of the dispenser rod by an endpiece coupled to the dispenser rod, said endpiece being moved by the user in order to cause product to be dispensed, and an inactive position in which it allows the dispenser rod to be depressed, the blocking member being capable of keeping the active or inactive position into which it is placed by the user once the user ceases to act on the blocking member, the blocking member being connected by a hinge to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Vincent DE LAFORCADE
  • Publication number: 20090127293
    Abstract: A dispenser trigger head for a container provided with a dispenser rod, the head comprising a base configured to be fastened on the container; a lever hinged to the base, the lever defining a actuation surface located to the side of the dispenser head; and an endpiece carried by and molded integrally with the lever, the endpiece being configured to couple to the dispenser rod and being in communication with at least one composition ejection orifice for ejecting composition in a forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Vincent DE LAFORCADE