COSMETIC PACKAGE AND APPLICATOR WITH PINCER CONFIGURATION

- L'Oreal

A false eyelash system includes a false eyelash and an applicator. The false eyelash has an elongate bridge with a plurality of fibers extending laterally therefrom. The bridge has a plurality of slots sized to receive keratinous fibers therethrough. A channel extends axially through the bridge is sized and configured to receive an elongate placement element of an applicator.

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Description
SUMMARY

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a package for a cosmetic composition to be applied keratinous fibers. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the package includes an applicator including a first elongate support having an anvil disposed at a first and a second elongate support having a comb disposed at a first end, a second end of the first elongate support being coupled to a second end of the second elongate support by a hinge, the applicator being selectively movable between a first state and a second state, the comb being disengaged from the anvil when the applicator is in the first state, the comb engaging the anvil when the applicator is in the second state. The package further includes a container defining an internal space at least partially filled with the cosmetic composition and an aperture sized receive the first and second elongate supports when the applicator is in the second state.

In one aspect, the hinge is an elastic hinge that is undeformed in the first state and is deformed in the second state.

In another aspect, the first and second elongate supports are parallel when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, the anvil has a protruding profile, and the comb has a recessed profile, the comb at least partially receiving the anvil when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, the protruding profile includes a first flat surface positioned at an angle relative to a second flat surface.

In another aspect, the recessed profile of the comb has a constant offset from the protruding profile of the anvil.

In another aspect, the comb includes teeth extending radially from a longitudinal axis of the applicator when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, at least one of the teeth has first and second planar faces perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

In another aspect, the comb has a protruding profile, and the anvil has a recessed profile, the anvil at least partially receiving the comb when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, the recessed profile includes a first flat surface positioned at an angle relative to a second flat surface.

In another aspect, the comb includes a plurality of teeth extending radially from a longitudinal axis of the applicator when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, the teeth are parallel to each other.

In another aspect, the first elongate support includes a first planar surface, and the second elongate support includes a second planar surface, the first and second planar surfaces being parallel and engaging each other when the applicator is in the second state.

In another aspect, the applicator is at least partially formed from a polymeric material.

In another aspect, the applicator has a unitary construction and is formed by a molding process.

In another aspect, the applicator is undeflected in the first state and is deflected in the second state.

In accordance with another aspect of the disclosure a method of applying a cosmetic composition to keratinous fibers is provided. The method comprises the step of moving an applicator from a first state to a second state, the applicator including a first elongate support having an anvil disposed at a first and a second elongate support having a comb disposed at a first end, a second end of the first elongate support being coupled to a second end of the second elongate support by a flexible hinge, the applicator being selectively movable between a first state and a second state, the comb being disengaged from the anvil when the applicator is in the first state, the comb engaging the anvil when the applicator is in the second state. The method further includes the steps of inserting the comb and anvil into a container at least partially filled with the cosmetic composition; withdrawing the comb and anvil from the container; moving the applicator from the first state to the second state so at least some of the keratinous fibers extend through the comb; and drawing the applicator across the keratinous fibers to transfer at least some of the cosmetic composition from the comb to the keratinous fibers.

This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This summary is not intended to identify key features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The foregoing aspects and many of the attendant advantages of the disclosed subject matter will become more readily appreciated as the same become better understood by reference to the following detailed description, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 shows a partially cutaway side view of an embodiment of a cosmetic package with an applicator according to aspects of the present disclosure, wherein the applicator is removed from a container containing a cosmetic composition;

FIG. 2 shows the cosmetic package of FIG. 1, wherein the applicator is inserted in the container;

FIG. 3 shows an isometric view of an embodiment of the applicator shown in FIG. 1 according to aspects of the present disclosure;

FIG. 4 shows a side view of the applicator or FIG. 3, wherein the cosmetic applicator is in a first state;

FIG. 5 shows a side view of the applicator or FIG. 3, wherein the cosmetic applicator is in a second state;

FIG. 6 shows a cross-sectional view of the applicator as indicated in FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 shows another cross-sectional view of the cosmetic applicator as indicated in FIG. 5;

FIG. 8 shows an isometric view of another embodiment of an applicator with pincer configuration according to aspects of the present disclosure;

FIG. 9 shows a side view of the applicator or FIG. 8, wherein the applicator is in a first state;

FIG. 10 shows a side view of the applicator or FIG. 8, wherein the applicator is in a second state;

FIG. 11 shows a cross-sectional view of the applicator as indicated in FIG. 10; and

FIG. 12 shows another cross-sectional view of the applicator as indicated in FIG. 10.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present disclosure relates to packages for cosmetic compositions and applicators for applying the cosmetic compositions. In particular, the present disclosure describes applicators for applying cosmetic compositions having fibers to keratin fibers, such eyelashes or eyebrows.

One non-limiting example of a cosmetic composition includes dry fibers that are applied to eyelashes. A user first applies mascara, which may include one or more of fibers and adhesives, to the eyelashes. The cosmetic composition, which includes fine dry fibers, is then applied over the mascara to add volume to the lashes. Another coat of mascara may optionally be applied over the dry fibers to seal the fibers to the lashes.

Known cosmetic compositions with fibers can be difficult to apply because the fibers are not aligned, which can lead to a clumpy appearance. Moreover, for these cosmetic compositions, particular those with dry fibers, electrostatic charges can cause the fibers to stick together, further contributing to an undesirable clumpy appearance.

Embodiments of the disclosed and claimed subject matter are directed to an improved applicator for cosmetic compositions with fibers, wherein the applicator aligns the fibers to avoid the clumpy appearance resulting from known applicators. Embodiments may be described herein with reference to cosmetic compositions having dry fibers and applicators for applying the same, however, it will be appreciated that the disclosure is not limited to cosmetic compositions containing dry fibers. In this regard, the term “cosmetic composition” more generally includes any cosmetic compositions to be applied to keratin fibers. Further, as used herein, the term “applicator” is not limited to a particular applicator configuration and may include various configurations in which the applicator is integral with or separate from other components of the cosmetic package.

FIGS. 1 and 2 depict an embodiment of a cosmetic package 20. The package 20 includes a container 30 with a body 32 that defines an internal space 34 configured to contain a cosmetic composition 22, examples of which were described briefly above. The body 32 further includes a neck 36 with an aperture 38 sized and configured to receive a portion of an applicator 100 into the internal space 34 of the container 30. In an embodiment, the neck includes a locking feature 40 that engages a corresponding locking feature 116 of the applicator 100 (described later) to selectively retain a portion of the applicator within the container 30.

In an embodiment, the locking feature 40 includes one or more external threads. In an embodiment, the locking feature 40 includes an annular protrusion or recess that engages a corresponding annular recess or protrusion, respectively, formed in the applicator 100. In an embodiment, the locking feature is any suitable configuration that provides selective retention of a portion of the applicator 100 within the container 30.

FIGS. 3-7 show an embodiment of the applicator 100 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 according to aspects of the present disclosure. As will be described in further detail, the applicator 100 includes a first half 120 connected to a second half 170 by a hinge 112 so that the applicator is selectively moveable between a first state, shown in FIG. 4, and a second state, shown in FIG. 5.

As best shown in FIGS. 3-5, the first half 120 of the applicator 100 includes an elongate support 130 with a grip portion 122 disposed at one end thereof. In an embodiment, the elongate support 130 includes a support member 132 having a generally cylindrical outer surface that varies in diameter and is truncated by an engagement surface 134. In an embodiment, the support member 132 is an elongate member having any suitable surface form and surface features.

The grip portion 122 includes a grip surface 124 truncated by an engagement surface 126. In an embodiment, the grip engagement surface 126 and the support member engagement surface 134 are both planar and are parallel to each other. In an embodiment, the grip engagement surface 126 and the support member engagement surface 134 are coplanar. In an embodiment, the grip engagement surface 126 and the support member engagement surface 134 have any suitable shape and/or contour. In an embodiment, the grip portion 122 includes a locking portion 128. In an embodiment, the locking portion 128 forms the previously mentioned locking feature 40 that selectively engages a corresponding locking feature 116 of the applicator 100 to selectively retain a portion of the applicator within the container 30. In an embodiment, the locking portion 128 cooperates with a locking portion 178 on the second half 170 to provide a locking feature 40 that selectively engages a corresponding locking feature 116 of the applicator 100 to selectively retain a portion of the applicator within the container 30. Still referring to FIGS. 3-5, the grip portion 122 is coupled to one end of the hinge 122, thereby also coupling the elongate support 130 (and collectively, the first half 120) to the hinge 122.

Still referring to FIGS. 3-5, the second half 170 of the applicator 100 is similar to the first half 120 except as noted below. In this regard, the second half 170 includes a grip portion 172 coupled to an end of an elongate support 180. The grip portion 172 includes an outer gripping surface 174 truncated by an engagement surface 176. In an embodiment, the previously mentioned locking portion 178 is formed on the gripping surface 174 proximate to the elongate support 180.

The elongate support 180 includes a support member 182 that extends from the grip portion 172 and has a generally cylindrical outer surface that varies in diameter and is truncated by an engagement surface 184. In an embodiment, one or both of the engagement surfaces 176 and 184 are planar, parallel, and or co-planar.

In an embodiment, the grip portion 172 and/or the elongate support 180 of the second half 170 are a mirror image of the grip portion 122 and elongate support 130 of the first half 120. In an embodiment, the grip portion 172 and/or the elongate support 180 of the second half 170 are identical to or similar to the grip portion 122 and elongate support 130 of the first half 120.

FIGS. 4 and 5 show the applicator 100 in the first (open) state and a second (closed) state, respectively. In the illustrated embodiment, the hinge 112 is undeflected when in the first state, and the hinge 112 is deflected by a user to move the applicator 100 to the second state. That is, the applicator 100 is reciprocal between the first and second states between in a manner similar to that of traditional tweezers.

Referring to FIG. 4, in the first state, the hinge 112 is undeflected, and the first elongate support 130 and the second elongate support 180 extend from the hinge 112 in generally the same plane. In an embodiment, the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 form an angle θ. In an embodiment, the angle θ is approximately 8°. In an embodiment, the angle θ is in a range of approximately 5° to 15°. In an embodiment, the angle θ is any suitable angle to provide effective use of the applicator as described herein. In an embodiment, the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 are offset and parallel to each other in the first state.

To move the applicator 100 from the first state to the second state, shown in FIG. 5, a user deflects the hinge 112 by pressing the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 toward each other. In an embodiment, the user holds the applicator 100 by the first grip portion 122 and second grip portion 172 and squeezes the first and second grip portions together to deflect the hinge 112. As the hinge 112 deflects, the ends of the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 that are opposite the grip portions 122 and 172 move towards each other until the applicator 100 reaches the second state.

As shown in FIG. 5, when the applicator is in the second state, the first elongate support 130 is engaged with the second elongate support 180. More specifically, the engagement surface 126 of the first grip portion 122 engages the engagement surface 176 of the second grip portion 172 so the first and second grip portions cooperate to form a grip 114. With the first grip portion 122 engaged with the second grip portion 172, the first locking portion 128 cooperates with the second locking portion 178 to form the locking feature 116 that selectively secures the applicator 100 to the container 30, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.

When the applicator is in the second state, the engagement surface 134 of the first support member 132 engages the engagement surface 184 of the second support member 182. With the first and second supports members 132 and 182 so engaged, the overall size of the first and second support members 132 and 182 allow for the first and second support members to be inserted into the aperture 38 of the container 30.

The hinge 112 configuration shown in FIGS. 3-5 is a representative embodiment only, and it will be appreciated that other embodiments are possible within the scope of the present disclosure. In an embodiment, the hinge is a flexible, i.e., elastically deformable, hinge having any suitable shape or configuration that enables the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 to move between first (open) and second (closed) states. In an embodiment, the hinge is a pinned connection between the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 so that the first and second elongate supports are rotatable relative to each other about an axis. In an embodiment, the hinge is a pinned connection, and the first and second elongate supports 130 include finger rings, similar to scissors. These and other embodiments are contemplated and should be considered within the scope of the present disclosure.

As best shown in FIGS. 3-7, the applicator 100 includes an anvil 140 and a comb 190 disposed on the ends of the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180, respectively, that cooperate to enable a user to apply the cosmetic composition 22 to one or more keratinous fibers 100, such as eyelashes. More specifically, the anvil 140 and comb 190 apply the cosmetic composition 22 in a manner that aligns fibers in the cosmetic composition with, for example, the user's eyelashes 100 and also separates the eyelashes to provide a fuller, natural appearance.

In the illustrated embodiment, the first elongate support 130 includes an anvil 140 disposed on an end thereof opposite the corresponding grip portion 122, i.e., opposite the hinge 112. The second elongate support 180 includes a comb 190 disposed on an end thereof opposite the corresponding grip portion 172, i.e., opposite the hinge 112.

In the illustrated embodiment, the anvil 140 includes a profile defined at least in part by a first generally planar surface 142 and a second generally planar surface 144. The first and second surfaces 142 and 144 are arranged at an angle relative to each other such that the anvil 140 has a generally V-shaped profile, as best shown in FIGS. 6 and 7.

The comb 190 includes a plurality of teeth 194 extending radially from a base 192 portion. In an embodiment, the teeth 194 are positioned such that adjacent teeth have a distance therebetween corresponding to a desired separation of the user's lashes 50 after the cosmetic composition 22 is applied. In an embodiment, adjacent teeth 194 have any suitable spacing therebetween to accomplish a desired appearance when the cosmetic composition 22 is applied to the user's lashes 50.

Still referring to FIGS. 6 and 7, the comb 190 has a profile 196, when viewed from an end of the second elongate support 180, that corresponds to the profile of the anvil 140. That is, individual teeth 194 of the comb 190 have profiles that combine to create a profile that corresponds to the profile of the anvil 140. In an embodiment, the profile of the comb 190 is offset from the profile of the anvil 140 when the applicator is in the second state. In an embodiment, at least portion of the profile of the comb 190 engages at least a portion of the anvil 140.

Embodiments of the illustrated applicator 100 enable a user to apply a cosmetic composition 22 to keratinous fibers 50, e.g., to apply dry fibers or mascara to eyelashes. To apply the cosmetic composition 22, the user obtains a cosmetic package 20, such as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. If the cosmetic package is closed, i.e., the applicator 100 is partially disposed within the container 20, and the locking feature 116 of the applicator 100 is engaged with the locking feature 40 of the container 30, the user disengages the locking features from each other. In an embodiment, the user unscrews the applicator from the container 20. In an embodiment, the user applies a force suitable to overcome an interference fit between the locking features 116 and 40. In an embodiment, the user disengages the locking features 116 and 40 from each other using any suitable means.

With the locking features 116 and 40 disengaged, the user withdraws the applicator 100 from the container. As the applicator 100 is withdrawn, the applicator is loaded with the cosmetic composition 22. That is, the cosmetic composition covers the first and second elongate supports 130 and 180 and fills the comb 190 and anvil 140 portions of the applicator. When the applicator 100 is fully withdrawn, the applicator reverts to the first (open) state shown in FIG. 4.

The user positions the open applicator 100 so that the lashes extend through the space between the comb 190 and the anvil 140. The user the moves the applicator 100 from the first state to the second state, shown in FIG. 5, by pressing the gripping portions 122 and 172 towards each other. As the applicator 100 moves toward the second state, the anvil 140 moves the eyelashes 50 into engagement with the comb 190. In the second state, the eyelashes 50 are engaged with the comb 190 and extend through the spaces between the teeth 94 of the comb 190, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7.

With the applicator 100 still in the second state, the user moves the applicator 100 toward the free ends of the eyelashes 50, i.e., away from the user's face, so that the comb 190 is drawn across the eyelashes. As the comb 190 moves across the eyelashes 50, some of the cosmetic composition 22 is transferred from the applicator 100 to the eyelashes. At the same time, the comb 190 separates the eyelashes and also orients dry fibers in the cosmetic composition 22 if present. By rotating the applicator about a longitudinal axis while moving the comb 190 across the eyelashes 50, a user can curl the eyelashes while applying the cosmetic composition.

If a user wants to apply additional cosmetic composition 22 to the eyelashes 50 the applicator 100 can be reloaded by moving the applicator back to the first state, inserting the applicator into the container 30, withdrawing the reloaded applicator from the container, and then moving the applicator back to the second state. With the applicator 100 reloaded with the cosmetic composition 22 and in the second state, the user can apply additional cosmetic composition 22 to the eyelashes 50.

When a suitable amount of cosmetic composition 22 has been applied to the eyelashes, the user moves the applicator back to the first state, inserts the applicator into the container 30, and then engages the locking features 116 and 40 to secure the applicator 100 relative to the container 30.

FIGS. 8 through 12 show another embodiment of an applicator 200 formed in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure. The applicator 200 is similar to the applicator 100 shown in FIGS. 3-7, except as described below. For the sake of brevity, similar features and characteristics will not be described again with the understanding that features of the applicator 200 identified by reference number 2XX correspond to similar features of applicator 100 identified with reference number 1XX unless otherwise noted. For example, gripping surface 224 and support member 282 shown in FIG. 9 correspond to gripping surface 124 and support member 182, respectively, shown in FIGS. 4, unless otherwise noted.

As best shown in FIGS. 9 and 10, the illustrated applicator 200 includes an anvil 290 and a comb 240 disposed on the ends of the first support member 232 and the second support member 282, respectively. Referring now to FIGS. 9-12, the comb 240 includes a row of teeth 242 aligned in the longitudinal direction and extending radially from the second support member 282 toward the first support member 232.

The anvil 290 includes a recessed anvil surface 292 extending along the first support member and facing the comb 240. The anvil surface 292 is sized and configured to receive the teeth 242 of the comb 240 when the applicator is in the second state. In operation, application of the cosmetic composition 22 with applicator 200 is the same as with the previously described applicator 100.

Embodiments of cosmetic packages and applicators used therewith can include alternate configurations, be made from any suitable material and by any suitable manufacturing process or processes. In an embodiment, the applicator comprises a polymeric material. In an embodiment, the applicator has a unitary construction. In an embodiment, one or both support members is removable and can be interchangeable with other support members having different configurations. In an embodiment, at least a portion of the applicator is formed from casting, additive manufacturing, or any other suitable method. In an embodiment, the comb includes any suitable number of teeth placed in any suitable location and pattern. In an embodiment the anvil has any suitable contour/profile to engage the corresponding comb.

The detailed description set forth above in connection with the appended drawings, where like numerals reference like elements, are intended as a description of various embodiments of the present disclosure and are not intended to represent the only embodiments. Each embodiment described in this disclosure is provided merely as an example or illustration and should not be construed as preferred or advantageous over other embodiments. The illustrative examples provided herein are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the disclosure to the precise forms disclosed. Similarly, any steps described herein may be interchangeable with other steps, or combinations of steps, in order to achieve the same or substantially similar result.

In the foregoing description, specific details are set forth to provide a thorough understanding of exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. It will be apparent to one skilled in the art, however, that the embodiments disclosed herein may be practiced without embodying all of the specific details. In some instances, well-known process steps have not been described in detail in order not to unnecessarily obscure various aspects of the present disclosure. Further, it will be appreciated that embodiments of the present disclosure may employ any combination of features described herein.

The present application may include references to directions, such as “forward,” “rearward,” “front,” “back,” “upward,” “downward,” “right hand,” “left hand,” “lateral,” “medial,” “in,” “out,” “extended,” “advanced,” “retracted,” “proximal,” “distal,” “central,” etc.

These references, and other similar references in the present application, are only to assist in helping describe and understand the particular embodiment and are not intended to limit the present disclosure to these directions or locations.

The present application may reference quantities and numbers. Unless specifically stated, such quantities and numbers are not to be considered restrictive, but exemplary of the possible quantities or numbers associated with the present application. Also in this regard, the present application may use the term “plurality” to reference a quantity or number. In this regard, the term “plurality” is meant to be any number that is more than one, for example, two, three, four, five, etc. The terms “about,” “approximately,” “near,” etc., mean plus or minus 5% of the stated value. For the purposes of the present disclosure, the phrase “at least one of A and B” is equivalent to “A and/or B” or vice versa, namely “A” alone, “B” alone or “A and B.”. Similarly, the phrase “at least one of A, B, and C,” for example, means (A), (B), (C), (A and B), (A and C), (B and C), or (A, B, and C), including all further possible permutations when greater than three elements are listed.

The principles, representative embodiments, and modes of operation of the present disclosure have been described in the foregoing description. However, aspects of the present disclosure, which are intended to be protected, are not to be construed as limited to the particular embodiments disclosed. Further, the embodiments described herein are to be regarded as illustrative rather than restrictive. It will be appreciated that variations and changes may be made by others, and equivalents employed, without departing from the spirit of the present disclosure. Accordingly, it is expressly intended that all such variations, changes, and equivalents fall within the spirit and scope of the present disclosure as claimed.

While illustrative embodiments have been illustrated and described, it will be appreciated that various changes can be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the disclosed subject matter.

Claims

1. A package for a cosmetic composition to be applied keratinous fibers, comprising:

an applicator including a first elongate support having an anvil disposed at a first and a second elongate support having a comb disposed at a first end, a second end of the first elongate support being coupled to a second end of the second elongate support by a hinge, the applicator being selectively movable between a first state and a second state, the comb being disengaged from the anvil when the applicator is in the first state, the comb engaging the anvil when the applicator is in the second state; and
a container defining an internal space at least partially filled with the cosmetic composition and an aperture sized receive the first and second elongate supports when the applicator is in the second state.

2. The package according to claim 1, wherein the hinge is an elastic hinge that is undeformed in the first state and is deformed in the second state.

3. The package according to claim 1, wherein the first and second elongate supports are parallel when the applicator is in the second state.

4. The package according to claim 1, wherein the anvil has a protruding profile, and the comb has a recessed profile, the comb at least partially receiving the anvil when the applicator is in the second state.

5. The package according to claim 4, wherein the protruding profile includes a first flat surface positioned at an angle relative to a second flat surface.

6. The package according to claim 5, wherein the recessed profile of the comb has a constant offset from the protruding profile of the anvil.

7. The package according to claim 4, wherein the comb includes teeth extending radially from a longitudinal axis of the applicator when the applicator is in the second state.

8. The package according to claim 7, wherein at least one of the teeth has first and second planar faces perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

9. The package according to claim 1, wherein the comb has a protruding profile, and the anvil has a recessed profile, the anvil at least partially receiving the comb when the applicator is in the second state.

10. The package according to claim 4, wherein the recessed profile includes a first flat surface positioned at an angle relative to a second flat surface.

11. The package according to claim 5, wherein the comb includes a plurality of teeth extending radially from a longitudinal axis of the applicator when the applicator is in the second state.

12. The package according to claim 4, wherein the teeth are parallel to each other.

13. The package according to claim 1, wherein the first elongate support includes a first planar surface, and the second elongate support includes a second planar surface, the first and second planar surfaces being parallel and engaging each other when the applicator is in the second state.

14. The package according to claim 1, wherein the applicator is at least partially formed from a polymeric material.

15. The package according to claim 1, wherein the applicator has a unitary construction and is formed by a molding process.

16. The package according to claim 1, wherein the applicator is undeflected in the first state and is deflected in the second state.

17. A method of applying a cosmetic composition to keratinous fibers, the method comprising the steps of:

moving an applicator from a first state to a second state, the applicator including a first elongate support having an anvil disposed at a first and a second elongate support having a comb disposed at a first end, a second end of the first elongate support being coupled to a second end of the second elongate support by a flexible hinge, the applicator being selectively movable between a first state and a second state, the comb being disengaged from the anvil when the applicator is in the first state, the comb engaging the anvil when the applicator is in the second state;
inserting the comb and anvil into a container at least partially filled with the cosmetic composition;
withdrawing the comb and anvil from the container;
moving the applicator from the first state to the second state so at least some of the keratinous fibers extend through the comb; and
drawing the applicator across the keratinous fibers to transfer at least some of the cosmetic composition from the comb to the keratinous fibers.
Patent History
Publication number: 20240197056
Type: Application
Filed: Dec 19, 2022
Publication Date: Jun 20, 2024
Applicant: L'Oreal (Paris)
Inventors: William Robert BICKFORD (Scotch Plains, NJ), Yingchao CHEN (Scotch Plains, NJ), Francesca D. CRUZ (Sleepy Hollow, NY), Aline Aude GUIMONT (South Orange, NJ), Karin KASKIEL (New York, NY), Chunhua LI (Hillsborough, NJ)
Application Number: 18/068,370
Classifications
International Classification: A45D 34/04 (20060101);