Patents by Inventor Volker Schrepf

Volker Schrepf 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: 10117498
    Abstract: A reservoir for a cosmetic viscous or liquid product. The reservoir includes a body and a wiper, the reservoir being designed so that a cosmetic applicator, which includes a core and bristles mounted on the core, can be moved from the inside of the reservoir to the outside of the reservoir through the wiper. The wiper includes a tubular sleeve and a multiplicity of ribs disposed on the tubular sleeve. The ribs longitudinally extend along a longitudinal direction parallel to a longitudinal direction of the sleeve, and are tapered in a radial direction from the inner wall of the sleeve toward the inside of the sleeve. Moreover, the ribs are arranged on an inner wall of the sleeve and guide the bristles of the cosmetic applicator during its passage through the wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA COSMETICS AMERICA, INC
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20180140075
    Abstract: A reservoir for a cosmetic viscous or liquid product. The reservoir includes a body and a wiper, the reservoir being designed so that a cosmetic applicator, which includes a core and bristles mounted on the core, can be moved from the inside of the reservoir to the outside of the reservoir through the wiper. The wiper includes a tubular sleeve and a multiplicity of ribs disposed on the tubular sleeve. The ribs longitudinally extend along a longitudinal direction parallel to a longitudinal direction of the sleeve, and are tapered in a radial direction from the inner wall of the sleeve toward the inside of the sleeve. Moreover, the ribs are arranged on an inner wall of the sleeve and guide the bristles of the cosmetic applicator during its passage through the wiper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Volker SCHREPF
  • Publication number: 20170143101
    Abstract: Cosmetic dispensers, and methods of use of such dispensers, for transferring material onto an applicator head through a transfer chamber and/or nozzle by applying force or pressure to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 9596918
    Abstract: Cosmetic dispensers, and methods of use of such dispensers, for transferring material onto an applicator head through a transfer chamber and/or nozzle by applying force or pressure to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Albéa Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 8245716
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for transporting and applying cosmetic material, including flocked applicators, a method for making applicators, and cosmetic dispensers including such applicators. The fibers of the flocking can vary in length, density, distribution and/or color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf, Thomas Jonas
  • Patent number: 8245714
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetic material such as mascara, including an applicator head for transporting and applying the cosmetic material, a handle, a stem bearing the applicator head and received in and guided by the handle so as to be longitudinally reciprocable relative thereto, and actuating mechanism carried by the handle for moving the stem longitudinally back and forth relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 8246264
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for transporting and applying cosmetic material, including a rotating applicator tip which, when rotated, dispenses cosmetic material onto the tip such that the user does not need to periodically dip the applicator tip into a reservoir of cosmetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf, Caroline DeFrance
  • Patent number: 8096306
    Abstract: A molded plastic mascara brush having an elongated flexible core with multiple bristles projecting radially therefrom, and a shape-sustaining wire extending longitudinally through the core. The wire may be bendable, enabling a desired curvature to be imparted to the brush. Additionally or alternatively, with the core and bristles molded integrally and at least some bristles disposed in rows extending lengthwise of the core, bristles may be spaced around the core at unequal angular distances, and/or bristles of at least one row may decrease progressively in length, and/or bristles may be disposed in tandem zones that differ from each other in bristle density, and/or some bristles may be disposed in rows and others of smaller diameter disposed in clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Frank A. Riess, Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20090020551
    Abstract: Cosmetic dispensers, and methods of use of such dispensers, for transferring material onto an applicator head through a transfer chamber and/or nozzle by applying force or pressure to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080245385
    Abstract: A brush for applying mascara or the like, having an array with two visibly distinct portions, each portion made of the same type of fiber wherein one portion has been subjected to a treatment process and another has not; each portion for respectively performing a different function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080205968
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for transporting and applying cosmetic material, including a rotating applicator tip which, when rotated, dispenses cosmetic material onto the tip such that the user does not need to periodically dip the applicator tip into a reservoir of cosmetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf, Caroline DeFrance
  • Publication number: 20080163885
    Abstract: A brush for applying mascara or the like, having at least two separate bristle arrays, each bristle array forming a distinct portion of the resulting brush and/or providing for a different function, such as mascara application or combing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080163884
    Abstract: A brush for applying mascara or the like, having a cross-sectional bristle array with two visibly distinct portions for respectively performing different mascara-applying and combing functions as well as for curling eyelashes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080083417
    Abstract: A brush for applying mascara or the like, having a cross-sectional bristle array with two visibly distinct portions for respectively performing different mascara-applying and combing functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080060669
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for transporting and applying cosmetic material, including flocked applicators, a method for making applicators, and cosmetic dispensers including such applicators. The fibers of the flocking can vary in length, density, distribution and/or color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf, Thomas Jonas
  • Publication number: 20080011316
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetic material such as mascara, including an applicator head for transporting and applying the cosmetic material, a handle, a stem bearing the applicator head and received in and guided by the handle so as to be longitudinally reciprocable relative thereto, and actuating mechanism carried by the handle for moving the stem longitudinally back and forth relative to the handle. The actuating mechanism may have a rotary drive, a cam member rotated by the drive, and a cam follower slidingly engaging the cam member and connected to the stem, the cam member and cam follower being mutually shaped to cause the stem to reciprocate longitudinally as the drive rotates the cam member. Alternatively the actuating mechanism may be an inertial drive including a weight connected to the stem and disposed between compressible coil springs, or a solenoid. The handle may be a cap for a cosmetic container, the cap and container together constituting a dispenser for the cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Publication number: 20080011317
    Abstract: A molded plastic mascara brush having an elongated flexible core with multiple bristles projecting radially therefrom, and a shape-sustaining wire extending longitudinally through the core. The wire may be bendable, enabling a desired curvature to be imparted to the brush. Additionally or alternatively, with the core and bristles molded integrally and at least some bristles disposed in rows extending lengthwise of the core, bristles may be spaced around the core at unequal angular distances, and/or bristles of at least one row may decrease progressively in length, and/or bristles may be disposed in tandem zones that differ from each other in bristle density, and/or some bristles may be disposed in rows and others of smaller diameter disposed in clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Frank A. Riess, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 7168435
    Abstract: A dispenser for material including an applicator, an elongated housing member with a well at one end thereof for receiving the applicator to shield the applicator, a laterally opening receptacle carried by the housing member for holding a coherent body of the material to be dispensed and applied, and structure carried by or forming a part of the housing member for closing the receptacle to shield the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Valérie Vieu, Thaddeus I. Kingsford, Michael M. Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: D590601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: D642806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf