Including Cosmetic Applicator (e.g., Mascara Applier) Patents (Class 132/218)
  • Patent number: 9955771
    Abstract: Applicator (3) for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising: —a stem (8), and—an applicator member (10) located at one end of the stem (8) and comprising: —a perforated support (11) extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and carrying applicator elements (12), and—an applicator part (14) over molded on the perforated support (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Marcel Sanchez, Wendy Annonay, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 9955770
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a composition, such as makeup or a care product composition, e.g. lip gloss, mascara, eye liner, hair color, wound care, pharmaceutical or the like, that have diverse application characteristics. The applicator comprises an applicator element comprising a support and a layout of fibers on at least a portion of the support, the fibers being flocked to at least portion of the support and allow the applicator element to be loaded with the composition. The layout of fibers defines a pattern of fibers on the support and the pattern of fibers is visible to naked eye and perceptible to touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Smita Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9943158
    Abstract: Cosmetic formula applicators with angled stem sections are provided for improved ergonomics and to aid in the evenly dispersed coating of a cosmetic material having suspended particles. In general, examples of the applicators described herein generally include a stem including a bore, a bar, and a plurality of application bristles configured to retain an amount of the cosmetic formula for application to a user. The bar may be positioned at an intermediate location within the bore and may include a bend to cause an angle in the stem. In another aspect, the cosmetic formula applicators with angled stem sections are configured for coupling to a cap for use with a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Christopher Tarling
  • Patent number: 9907387
    Abstract: An adjustable cosmetic applicator including a handle unit with a rod unit coupled thereto and defining a rod with a rod central axis. An applying unit includes a brush rod with a brush central axis and a brush extending from the brush rod. A flexible portion interconnects the rod and the brush rod such that the applying unit may be rotated relative to the rod unit with the brush central axis angled relative to the rod central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AA R&D LLC
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 9901159
    Abstract: A wire core brush, preferably in the form of a cosmetic or mascara applicator, having bristle-forming elements held between at least two wires that are twisted together, forming bristles arranged essentially along at least one helix, between which a helical open space is provided, characterized in that the helical open space is partially filled by a film strip, which wraps around circumference surface shared by the wires that are twisted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Kamm
  • Patent number: 9889700
    Abstract: Modular fountain pens useable with inks of varying viscosities that utilize a nib with exterior grooves for conveying ink, which removably fits into a coupler that places the nib in fluid communication with a reservoir by way of a central ink tube. The coupler removably secures into a housing, which is closed on its opposite end by a rotating end cap designed to engage the ink reservoir so as to allow the pen user to adjust the internal volume of the reservoir. The pen allows for quick assembly and disassembly, which allows the pen to be easily cleaned between uses to accommodate fluid inks that may leave heavy residues and also allows for the appearance of the pen to be changed according to user tastes. The use of a quick-removing nib allows for a double-tipped nib to be used, with different writing tips, and easy swapping by the pen user between writing tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jessica Chan
  • Patent number: 9877567
    Abstract: An ergonomic applicator is provided for applying a cosmetic composition to the eyelashes. The applicator comprises a handle portion and a head portion wherein the longitudinal axis of the head portion is positioned or can be rotatably positioned with respect to the longitudinal axis of the handle. The handle being suitable dimensioned for holding between the thumb and fingers without rotation of the handle. The head portion having at its distal end means for holding a charge of cosmetic composition and transferring it to the eyelashes on contact therewith, such as but not limited to bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Marisol Simard
  • Patent number: 9854895
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying a composition, the cosmetic applicator comprising a rod having a central longitudinal axis and a distal end of the rod is connected to an applicator head. The applicator head comprises a molded core and a plurality of tines projecting outwardly from the core. The core is elongated along a central longitudinal axis which does not coincide or intersect with the central longitudinal axis of the rod. The core further includes at least one longitudinal spline running along the central longitudinal axis of the core for entire length of the core, the at least one longitudinal spline is free of tines and wherein an end of the spline of the core contacts an outer edge of a transition portion of the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Iti Seth, Smita Srivastava, Rajesh Deswal
  • Patent number: 9848694
    Abstract: A method for transporting cosmetic applicator units, which are not assembled with their cosmetic receptacles, in bulk form to a destination at which they are assembled with the associated cosmetic receptacles so that the respective wiper associated with the cosmetic applicator, before the stowing of the cosmetic applicator unit, is slid at least partially over the bristle set of the applicator part so that it at least partially contains the bristle set and remains there for the duration of the transport and/or remains in this position during storage; a plurality of cosmetic applicator units that are protected in this way are stowed together in a container and then transported to their destination and/or are stored until ready for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Geka GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Hauger
  • Patent number: 9820553
    Abstract: Implementations of an apparatus and method for applying cosmetic eyebrows are provided. In some implementations, the eyebrow applicator may be used to apply a cosmetic eyebrow on each brow ridge of a user. In some implementations, the eyebrow applicator may comprise a left brow applicator and a right brow applicator separated by a core ply having a window therethrough. In some implementations, a cosmetic formula in the shape of an eyebrow may be deposited on each of the brow applicators. In some implementations, the right brow and the left brow applicators may be positioned on the assembled eyebrow applicator so that the side of each brow applicator having the cosmetic formula thereon is secured to the core ply and the cosmetic formula is thereby positioned within the window. In this way, the brow applicators are kept separated thereby preventing smudging and/or smearing of the cosmetic formula thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Patsy A. Shimley, Dale C. Beal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9788644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a brush, particularly in the form of a mascara applicator, with bristles injection molded out of different injection molding compounds, using an injection mold that has a main cavity, which forms the bristle support, and secondary cavities branching off from this, with each secondary cavity forming a single bristle and with at least one first injection molding compound being injected into the main cavity, followed by a second injection molding compound in successive steps; at least one slider is inserted into the main cavity and closes part of the secondary cavities so that the first injection molding compound only travels into another part of the secondary cavities after which the slider is withdrawn and the second injection molding compound is injected so that it travels into the secondary cavities previously closed by the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Wolfsgruber
  • Patent number: 9738113
    Abstract: A multi pencil includes a cylindrical main body, a cylindrical leading tube engaged with the main body, and a plurality of sliding parts that are each coupled with a plurality of drawing materials held in the interior of the leading tube and slidably provided by a constant distance with respect to the main body. Regarding this configuration, one arbitrary sliding part, out of the plurality of sliding parts, moves forward by a constant distance with respect to the main body, whereby the drawing material coupled with the sliding part is exposed from the leading tube, and in this state, the leading tube and the main body are relatively rotated in one direction, which allows the drawing material to move forward. In the multi pencil, the forward movement of the drawing material is regulated by the relative rotation of the leading tube and the main body in the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Tani
  • Patent number: 9723911
    Abstract: A device (2) is provided for applying a composition (P) to the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows. The device includes a molded applicator member (8) including a core (10) having a longitudinal axis (X) and rows of teeth that are carried by the core (10), preferably at least five rows, two teeth belonging to two consecutive rows not being parallel. The outside surface of at least one segment of the core (10) includes only one toothless portion, or only two toothless portions that are situated substantially opposite each other, or each toothless portion being of angular extent lying in the range 75° to 110° around the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9717318
    Abstract: Mascara dispensing apparatus comprising: a tubular container, a tubular piston movable endwise in the container and containing mascara, there being a chamber in the container through which the piston is movable and into which mascara flows via an outlet in the piston, mascara application brushes carried by the piston to receive mascara from the chamber as the piston moves endwise, the brushes movable by the piston to an exposed position for mascara application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Lava Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • Patent number: 9681735
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product, in particular mascara, comprises a twisted core and fibers which extend from the core and are held by the core, the core having a main longitudinal direction of extension, known as the main axis (X), and the core being rectilinear along the main axis (X), the fibers forming an envelope (E) with their free ends, characterized in that the envelope (E) comprises, along the main axis (X), a substantially concave face (F1) and a substantially convex, opposite, face (F3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Camille Schreiber, Anne Rutigliano, Patrick Lhoyer
  • Patent number: 9629792
    Abstract: A mixable multi-functional composition for application to keratin fibers such as hair, lashes or brows comprising at least one volatile solvent, at least one siloxane resin, at least one montmorillonite mineral, optionally at least one non-volatile oil, and optionally at least one wax; and a method for coloring keratin fibers comprising the steps of sequentially applying to the fibers, in any order, at least one mixable composition and at least one pigmented composition, wherein upon application the mixable composition mixes and combines with the pigmented composition in the wet state to form a final mixed composition that upon drying forms a compatible and homogeneous film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: George J. Stepniewski, Paul H. Marotta, Katie Ann Frampton, Christina Santa Maria, Nicole Packard
  • Patent number: 9629439
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for a cosmetic product, comprising a core having a first end, referred to as a proximal end, and a second, free end, referred to as a distal end, and a plurality of plates, wherein the plates are moulded with the core, the plates being capable of forming, over the same angular portion of the core, converging channels designed so as to have at least two successive regions of convergence in the same direction of rotation about the core. The invention also relates to an associated applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Osvaldo Uresti, Mark Edmondson
  • Patent number: 9622565
    Abstract: An injection-molded plastic sealing cap having a tubular cap body with a longitudinal axis, which cap body transitions integrally into a plate that extends at least predominantly in a radial direction, in which the inner circumference of the tubular cap body has at least one holding projection that protrudes radially inward into the inner space that is circumferentially encompassed by the cap body, wherein the plate has a window that is associated with the at least one holding projection and is aligned with the holding projection with which it is associated, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the sealing cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Weigel, Werner Fischer
  • Patent number: 9592935
    Abstract: A screw-type closure system comprising a container and closure. The closure comprises a screw-threaded inner cap, a customized wand that depends from the inner cap and supports an applicator surface, an overcap that is enabled to translate axially relative to the inner cap, and one or more magnetic elements. The container comprises a specialized shoulder, a neck having a specialized screw thread profile, a customized wiper that engages the customized wand, an overshell that houses one or more magnetic elements that tend to attract the one or more magnetic elements of the closure. The closure is screwed onto the container until the inner cap comes to a hard stop, at which point the magnetic elements of the closure are aligned with the magnetic elements of the container. At that point, the overcap (15) of the closure (11) is drawn toward the overshell (4) of the container until they make contact, so that there is no unsightly gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Christophe Jacob, Herve Bouix
  • Patent number: 9591916
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator brush including a plurality of discs assembled relative to one another with each disc having a body with a plurality of bristles and/or combs extending radially therefrom. The adjacent discs are maintained at an angular relationship with respect to one another independent of a disc specific keying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: AA R&D LLC
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 9591909
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product, in particular mascara, comprises a twisted core and fibers which extend from the core and are held by the core, the core having a main longitudinal direction of extension, known as the main axis (X), and the core being rectilinear along the main axis (X). The fibers form an envelope (E) with their free ends, the envelope (E) comprising faces (F1-F4) which alternate about the main axis (X), the faces (F1-F4) being curved, a cross section made transversely to the main axis (X), known as the cross section, having a substantially polygonal shape so as to form edges between the curved faces (F1-F4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Camille Schreiber, Anne Rutigliano, Patrick Lhoyer
  • Patent number: 9572645
    Abstract: A closed system mouthpiece uses light and heat generation to activate a gel formulation to increase its volume. The gel formulation is coated into the mouthpiece, which is inserted into the user's mouth. Application of heat above a threshold temperature causes the gel to transform into foam and expand out of the mouthpiece and into the oral cavity. The mouthpiece creates a hermetic seal such that the foam expands out throughout the oral cavity into nooks and crannies that are normally difficult to access. Activation of a light source embedded within the mouthpiece enhances the bacteria killing properties of the foam material. The pH balance of the mouth is restored by the inventive method and apparatus to a neutral level in the range of 6.75 to 7.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Levine, Owen J. Murray, Elmar A. Dave
  • Patent number: 9549882
    Abstract: Inventive embodiments disclosed herein relate to gel volume mascara. The mascara includes water in a concentration of at least about 45% by weight; disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate; Polysorbate 20; Black iron oxide; One or more waxes selected from the group consisting of beeswax, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/CIRE de Carnauba, and paraffin in a concentration of 15-20% by weight; and a synthetic layered silicate, insoluble in water, in a concentration effective for forming a colloidal dispersion with the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Coty Inc.
    Inventors: Nykol Allen, Julianne Sortino
  • Patent number: 9538828
    Abstract: An implement for applying a product to a surface. Some examples of such an implement include a handle, a rod having a top end and a bottom end, the top end of the rod being coupled to the handle, and an applicator having a proximal end attached to the bottom end of the rod. In some examples, the applicator includes (i) a first portion made of metal, ceramic and/or glass and (ii) a second portion made of another material and having a plurality of structures for applying the product to the surface. The first portion is coupled to the second portion. The first portion may include a plurality of channels and the second portion may include a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HCT Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Tarling, Armando Villarreal, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 9538829
    Abstract: An applique vessel for storing applique includes: an interior surface; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the interior surface. An applique vessel for storing applique includes: a body adapted to store applique; and a top comprising an application element, where the body and the top adapted to form a vessel if coupled, and the top is adapted to couple to the body via a compression fit. An applique system adapted to store and apply applique includes: a flexible body adapted to store applique; a top including an application element; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the flexible body. An application element adapted to apply applique to a user includes: a frame having a particular shape; and a set of protuberances extending from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Pui Yan Chung
  • Patent number: 9538830
    Abstract: A cap for eyeliner makeup is disclosed with a guide edge that can be used to apply the eye liner. The cap may include a beveled section adjacent to the guide edge, and finger indents to assist in holding and positioning the guide edge. The cap may be used to protect an applicator tip of liquid, gel or pencil eyeliner makeup. A method of using a cap for eyeliner makeup is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Dana Ashburn
  • Patent number: 9526316
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator comprising at least three successive projecting parts off-centered relative to a central longitudinal axis of the cosmetic applicator. Each of the at least three successive projecting parts comprises at least one application element. The cosmetic applicator of the present disclosure may be used for cosmetic and care applications such as on skin or on keratinous fibers in the area of mascara application, lash care, nail care, mascara removal, lip application, hair coloring and hair repair etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Manisha Kohli, Iti Seth
  • Patent number: 9516939
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator is provided. The cosmetic applicator includes a flexible application member which is manufactured independently in a first shape. The cosmetic applicator includes a stem which is a cylindrical hollow body configured to receive the application member. The application member is configured to attain a second shape when constrained within the stem. The application member includes an elongated base member and an applicator head attached to a first side of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Smita Srivastava, Iti Seth, Rahul Bose
  • Patent number: 9498047
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for a cosmetic product, comprising a core having a first end, referred to as a proximal end, and a second, free end, referred to as a distal end, a plurality of protrusions projecting from the core, and a plurality of plates also projecting from the core, wherein the protrusions and the plates are moulded with the core, the core is curved in its direction of extension so as to define a concave part and a convex part, and wherein the protrusions extend substantially over the concave part of the core and the plates extend substantially over the convex part of the core. The invention also relates to an associated applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Osvaldo Uresti, Anne Rutigliano, Mark Edmondson
  • Patent number: 9468282
    Abstract: An applicator assembly comprising a receptacle for a cosmetic product and an applicator sub-assembly, the applicator sub-assembly comprising an applicator and a rod, the applicator comprising a core having a first end capable of being attached to said rod, and a second, free end, said receptacle comprising a wiper for wiping some of the product on the rod and/or the applicator, the core being designed to brush past the wiper in a plurality of distinct regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9468281
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product, in particular mascara, comprises a twisted core and fibres that extend from the core being held by the core, the core having a distal end and a proximal end, the fibres forming an envelope (E) with their free end, characterised in that the envelope (E) has curved faces (F1-F4) with at least one slope, or inclination, from the distal end to the proximal end, the slope or inclination changing direction from one face (F1, F3) to the other (F2, F4) so that the envelope (E) has hollows alternating with raised parts around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Camille Schreiber, Anne Rutigliano, Patrick Lhoyer
  • Patent number: 9439499
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of devices for retrieving and applying product from within a container. In one embodiment the device comprises a shaft having a proximal and distal end; a cap positioned at the proximal end of the shaft; a movable tip positioned at the distal end of the shaft; and a deployment mechanism coupled with the cap near the proximal end and with the tip near the distal end of the shaft. The tip may be rotatably coupled to the deployment mechanism near the distal end of the shaft and configured to move between a first and second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Shawna Burger
  • Patent number: 9433280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic brush having a handle with the longitudinal axis LH and having a brush applicator adjoining the handle; the brush applicator is composed of a bending element that is flexible in at least one plane, has a longitudinal axis LS, and has a set of bristles composed of a plurality of bristles that are integrally injection-molded onto its distal end, whose longitudinal axes LB extend (entirely or essentially) parallel to the longitudinal axis LS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: Karl Hartstock
  • Patent number: 9427075
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for combing the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, and/or for applying a cosmetic, makeup, or a care product thereto, the applicator comprising a molded applicator member (8) that comprises: an inner core that is elongate along a longitudinal axis, and comprising opposite first and second portions that each extend along the longitudinal axis; and a plurality of rows of teeth, the rows extending along the longitudinal axis of the applicator member, with first rows and second rows of teeth extending from the first and second portions of the core respectively; at least half of the teeth of at least two consecutive first rows differing from at least half of the teeth of at least two consecutive second rows in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9420874
    Abstract: The applicator for applying a composition to the eyelashes includes a stem and a brush including at least two independent supports following one after the other along an axis of the stem, each support carrying projections that present respective bases. At least one group of at least four consecutive bases of each support form a regular succession about the axis, two of the bases of the group constituting two ends that terminate the succession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Nicolas Castex, Yoon Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 9398800
    Abstract: This cosmetic application device (1) includes an application tool (2) and a container (3), the application tool (2) being insertable into and removable from the container (3) through an opening (33) of the container (3). When the application tool (2) is tilted in a state where the fixation between the lid body (23) of the application tool (2) and the mouth/neck section (32) of the container (3) has been released and the lower end section (23d) of the lid body (23) is located at a position within the height-wise length of the mouth/neck section (32), the front end of the application section (21) of the application tool (2) is made to contact an inner wall in the vicinity of the bottom section of the containing section (31) of the container (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Uehara, Kenko Kurita, Masahiro Oka, Yu Saito
  • Patent number: 9393584
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device comprises a reservoir and a stopper including a fastener collar and a closure member, the fastener collar being assembled on the neck and defining an orifice, the closure member being capable of closing the orifice and includes a fluid extractor and/or applicator element that extends along an axis through the orifice and into the reservoir. The fastener collar comprises an annular flange defining a peripheral edge defining the orifice, the annular flange including an inner flange wall and an outer flange wall that join together at the peripheral edge, the outer flange wall forming an outer dome having a top where the peripheral edge and the orifice are formed, the inner flange wall forming an inner dome having a top where the peripheral edge and the orifice are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Lecoutre, Celine Raphanel
  • Patent number: 9326583
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an applicator system and in particular, relates to an applicator system capable of moving the applicator head in an irregular motion. The applicator system is provided with a mechanism that gives the applicator an irregular motion during usage thereby resulting in better application. The applicator system of the present invention is configured to move in an irregular motion that has no obvious pattern and may be used for cosmetic and care applications such as mascara application, scrubbing of lips, cleaning of nails, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Patent number: 9320338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic container for a liquid or paste-like cosmetic product or the like, having a reservoir for the cosmetic product and having an applicator for applying the cosmetic product to the skin and/or hair. The applicator is supported on the cosmetic container in pivoting fashion and, by pivoting around a pivoting axis, can be pivoted between an idle position inside the reservoir and at least one use position outside the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: Werner Fischer
  • Patent number: 9282804
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator system for mascara which is compatible with a wide variety of traditional mascara applicators and provides automated movement of the applicator to facilitate applying the mascara. Embodiments of the present invention may include an applicator system configured to receive and retain a wide variety of mascara applicators (e.g., brushes) and/or mascara container caps. The present invention may also include a motor which may provide all or a combination of rotation, oscillation, or vibration movement of the mascara applicator, and buttons or other means for actuating the motor, controlling the rotational direction of the motor, and the speed of the rotation, oscillation, or vibration. Alternatively, or in addition, cam surfaces are used to translate the rotation into oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: PEP INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Y. Simonian, Jeannine Simonian, Ian J. Fettes
  • Patent number: 9277800
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition to the eyelashes or the eyebrows, the applicator including a molded applicator member including: a core that extends along a longitudinal axis; and teeth that extend from the core, the teeth being disposed in more than four longitudinal rows along the longitudinal axis (X) of the core; the teeth presenting free ends that define an envelope surface of the applicator member, the envelope surface presenting, at least at one point along its length, a cross-section of shape that is flat, having a greatest transverse dimension lying in the range 7 mm to 12 mm, and a thickness lying in the range 3.5 mm to 7 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9254028
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a composition to the eyelashes or the eyebrows, the applicator including an applicator member, having a core that extends along a longitudinal axis; and at least three rows of applicator elements that are molded with at least one portion of the core, the rows extending longitudinally along the core, and being arranged around the longitudinal axis of the core, the applicator elements being of cross-section that is flat, having a major axis that is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis (X) of the core, at least two applicator elements having bases that are offset angularly around the longitudinal axis (X) of the core and being superposed, at least in part, when the core is observed along its longitudinal axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9237992
    Abstract: A two-step mascara product that includes a first mascara composition and a second mascara composition. The first mascara composition includes a film-forming polymer dispersed in a first carrier, and the second mascara composition includes a film-former selected from the group consisting of tall oil glycerides, pentaerythrityl rosinate, glyceryl rosinate, hydrogenated versions of these and mixtures thereof. The two-step mascara product also includes a package for storing and dispensing each of the first and second mascara compositions. The package includes a first container configured to store and dispense the first mascara composition and a second container configured to store and dispense the second composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Clare Hodgetts, Angela Michele Fabula, Thomas Elliott Rabe
  • Patent number: 9232851
    Abstract: A brush for applying mascara or the like, comprising an elongated core and a plurality of coating surfaces axially spaced along the elongated core, distributed around the core over a substantial portion of the length of the core extending from the distal end thereof. The coating surfaces are arranged in a plurality of rows forming turns of at least one helix extending lengthwise of the core and spaced laterally around the core periphery. The axial distance between consecutive rows of coating surfaces varies longitudinally along the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Davide Manici
  • Patent number: 9210988
    Abstract: An adjustable cosmetic applicator including a handle unit adapted to be used as a cap coupled to a cosmetic container body; a rod unit adapted to be manipulated by means of the handle init; and an applying unit adapted to be operated cooperatively with the rod unit in such a manner as to be adjusted in angle. The adjustable cosmetic applicator allows the angle of the applying unit to be adjusted arbitrarily by means of the user, thereby permitting the cosmetic liquid to be applied in more natural and comfortable manners and further achieving the make-up according to the user's applying habit or preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: AA R&D LLC
    Inventor: Tae Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9179757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a product applicator device comprising: a reservoir that extends along a central axis between a proximal end and a distal end; a cap that is connected to the distal end of the reservoir, said cap having an opening along the central axis; a spherical plug valve mounted such that it can pivot in the cap in order to selectively open and close the reservoir; and a rod extending along the central axis as far as an applicator head, which rod can move axially between retracted and extending positions. The plug valve is opened and the rod is subsequently extended by actuating a base which is mounted such that it can move with respect to an external body that is solidly connected to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Mathiez, Yannick Hermouet, Emmanuel Lefol
  • Patent number: 9173824
    Abstract: A semi-permanent mascara product that includes a supply of a semi-permanent mascara composition disposed in a container and a twisted-wire brush for applying the mascara to the eyelashes of a user. The combination of the semi-permanent mascara and twisted-wire brush provides improved eyelash separation and reduced clumping versus the same mascara composition and an unsuitable molded plastic brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Haiminot Bekele, Gwen Trinidad Acierto Cabanez
  • Patent number: 9167880
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-compositional cosmetic applicator includes an application surface in liquid communication with a reservoir. The reservoir includes a first personal care composition and a second personal care composition stored therein, and the applicator is actuatable between a first and second functional configuration wherein the application surface of the applicator exhibits a first frictional force when in the first functional configuration and a second frictional force that is less than the first frictional force when in the second functional configuration. The applicator includes an actuatable delivery system that allows a user to selectively dispense the first and second compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Gordon Gerald Guay, Laura Elaine Bush
  • Patent number: 9161614
    Abstract: A method of making a cosmetic applicator assembly is described. The cosmetic applicator assembly includes an applicator head comprising an applicator front portion having at least a first surface, a second surface, and a multiplicity of apertures extending between the first surface and the second surface, at least one applicator component protruding from the at one least aperture and attachable to the applicator front portion, and an applicator back portion fixed to the applicator front portion so as to cover the second surface of the applicator front portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michel Limongi, Eric Kerman, Uresti Osvaldo, Thomas Clos
  • Patent number: 9113695
    Abstract: A cosmetics unit, in particular a mascara unit, that includes a storage container for storing the cosmetic to be applied, an applicator which in its stowed position preferably dips into the cosmetic, and a wiper device which wipes off a portion of the cosmetic picked up by the applicator during dipping. The wiper device consists of several wipers that produce a different wiping action and through which the applicator can be passed alternatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Pilar González Gòmez, Benjamin Kohlmann