Including Cosmetic Applicator (e.g., Mascara Applier) Patents (Class 132/218)
  • Patent number: 11540619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having an applicator member (8) having: —a core of thermoplastic material having a longitudinal axis, the core being twisted through more than one revolution about its longitudinal axis under the effect of the twist of the metal arms of the holder, and having an endpiece that has no spikes. —spikes of thermoplastic material extending from the core, —a holder having two metal arms twisted around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11533978
    Abstract: A kit for usage by a nail polish application apparatus, the kit comprising one or more nail polish capsules. Each of the nail polish capsule(s) comprises a body portion defining a reservoir containing a nail polish fluid and a non-screw detachable cover having an integrated nail polish applying element. The non-screw detachable cover is mechanically coupled to an upper face of the body portion to seal an opening in the upper face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Nailomatic Ltd.
    Inventors: Avichay Mor Yosef, Ron Miller, Omri Moran, Gil Sokol
  • Patent number: 11478061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator device for applying a product of the fluid or pasty type to keratin fibres, comprising a central core (1) having an elongate shape which extends along a longitudinal axis XX, at least one row of elongate spikes (2) comprising a first end (20) embedded in the core and a second, free end (21). According to the invention, at least one of the spikes (2) is delimited by a first flat face (200) that is coincident with a longitudinal plane, known as the reference plane P, and by a second flat face (210) that forms an angle of between 10 and 180° with said first flat face, said at least one spike comprising a first region (22) that is embedded in the core (1) and has a substantially constant cross section in the form of a portion of a circle, and a second region (23) having a variable cross section that is situated substantially in the longitudinal continuation of said first region (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ INDUSTRIELLE DE MATIERES PLASTIQUES (SIMP)
    Inventor: Eric De Bardonneche
  • Patent number: 11478067
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetic product includes a core extending along a longitudinal extension direction, also called a main direction, and one or more protrusions integral with the core. The protrusions extend from a proximal end connected to the core to a distal free end along a elongation direction, so as to define a length. At least some of the protrusions have at least one helicoidal winding on at least a portion of the length thereof, called helicoidal winding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Yann Crapet
  • Patent number: 11470946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for packaging and applying a cosmetic product comprising at least one volatile solvent, said packaging and application assembly comprising an applicator comprising an applicator member having a main body bearing a set of protruding application elements that define between one another a plurality of spaces for loading and applying the cosmetic product, characterized in that at least some of the spaces for loading and applying cosmetic product are delimited by at least one surface produced from an open-cell porous material that can selectively absorb some of the volatile solvent of the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Eric Caulier, Jean-Marc Lebrand, Denis Befve
  • Patent number: 11464318
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cosmetic product applicator (14) including: —a gripping member (16) extending along a longitudinal axis (A), —a rod carrier (18) arranged in the gripping member (16), —a rod (20) secured to the rod carrier (18) and —a cosmetic product application member (22) carried by the rod (20), the rod carrier being (18) mounted mobile in rotation about the longitudinal axis (A) with respect to the gripping member (16), The rod carrier (18) has a first and a second circumferential linear contact region (86, 90) with the gripping member (16) about the longitudinal axis (A) and a second circumferential linear contact region (86, 90) with the gripping member (16) about the longitudinal axis (A), the rod carrier (18) being arranged totally apart from the gripping member (16) in an intermediate region (92) between the first linear contact region (86) and the second linear contact region (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alexis Leonard
  • Patent number: 11445800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care, product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having:—a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X),—spikes (15, 16) that are carried by the core (10) and are disposed all around the core (10) in a plurality of longitudinal rows (17, 19), wherein, in said applicator, at least one longitudinal row (17) has an alternation of curved spikes (16) that each extend along a curvilinear elongation axis (Ec) and straight spikes (15) that each extend along a rectilinear elongation axis (Er).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11419405
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product to keratinous materials, particularly to keratinous fibers, notably to the eyelashes, the eyebrows and/or the capillary fibers, includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, a cosmetic product application element having at least one block of a foam attached to the core, the foam being an open-cell polymer foam which on its outer surface has free strands formed by all or part of the edge corners of cells that have been cut through by the machining of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 11369182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (10) of cosmetic product (P) for keratinous substances, particularly keratinous fibres, notably the eyelashes, the eyebrows, and/or the capillary fibres, comprising: —a core (40) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), —at least one block (46) of porous material (47), —projecting elements (48) extending from the core (40) and at least partially passing through the porous material (47).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 11363874
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator is capable of reliably scooping an appropriate amount of a cosmetic, coming into firm contact with an application area such as a lip, and evenly spreading the cosmetic over the application area. A cosmetic applicator 1 includes a substantially flat application member 3 extending from a tip of a rod-like support member 2 at an angle ?1 of 0 to 45 degrees with respect to an axial center of the support member, wherein the application member 3 is formed in a spiral shape in a direction in which the application member 3 extends, and a flat surface of a front end portion of the application member 3 is at an angle ?2 of 10 to 120 degrees with respect to a flat surface of a rear end portion of the application member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Yajima, Chie Takagi
  • Patent number: 11357310
    Abstract: A single-handed extendable cosmetic applicator having an applicator body with a first, second, and third body shell portion and a selectively removable cover disposed at a second end of the applicator body that is operably configured to dispose an opening. The applicator body encapsulates a cosmetic applicator stem with an applicator surface. When the applicator is desired to be used, the user may rotate the second body shell portion with respect to the first body shell portion to cause the applicator surface to extend and retract through the opening with a single hand of a user. In some embodiments, the third shell portion may be selectively removable and include different cosmetic products for desired use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JOYFULLY YOU, LLC
    Inventor: Marissa Joy Nestor
  • Patent number: 11344109
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a makeup brush. The makeup brush may include a brush portion secured to a forward end of a ferrule. The brush portion may include a plurality of tuft groups, where each tuft group is formed by a plurality of bristles. The tuft groups may form a concave profile at a working end of the makeup brush, and the concave profile may be configured to match a profile of human eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Royal Brush Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Dovellos, Susan L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11317706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush (10) for applying a product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising: a core (40) that extends along a longitudinal axis X, and bristles (41) that extend from the core (40) along a portion of length L2, the ends of the bristles (41) defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one longitudinally extending cutout, the cutout having: a length L2 where L2?L1/2, a width w, measured at the bottom of the cutout, that is constant along at least a portion of its length L2, and a distance d from the longitudinal axis X that varies along its length L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11311095
    Abstract: A brush includes a core wire section having a proximal end and a distal end and a plurality of discs received on the core wire section, the plurality of discs defining a brush head. The brush head is shaped by at least one of trimming the plurality of discs of the brush head and/or bending a portion of the core wire section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SANDERSON-MACLEOD, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Borsari, Chris Tarling
  • Patent number: 11304505
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a brush includes providing a core wire section having a proximal end and a distal end, and an integral tip on the distal end, forming a bristle element having a throughbore, and inserting the core wire section into the throughbore until the bristle element is received on the core wire section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SANDERSON-MACLEOD, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Borsari, Chris Tarling
  • Patent number: 11297926
    Abstract: Kit for producing an assembly for packaging and applying a product, including at least one container delimiting at least one internal volume which contains said product and at least one free edge of which defines an opening for accessing the internal volume, said opening being closed off by a temporary closure member that does not have an applicator member, and at least one device for applying said product that is able to be inserted at least partially into said internal volume and comprises at least one applicator member, a stem and a wiping member mounted around said stem and fixed removably thereto wherein the gripping member forms a cap configured to replace the temporary closure member to form an assembly for packaging and applying the cosmetic product, said gripping member being able to close the opening removably, the applicator member being situated inside the container when the gripping member closes said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11291288
    Abstract: A container/applicator for content such as a cosmetic product has a cylindrical shape with an axis, that includes a reservoir having a wall, a closed end closed by a bottom and an open end with a free edge, a cap having a skirt and a top wall, and an applicator rod, a casing having a distal end and a proximal end, a squeegee, an interface, wherein the squeegee is a part separate from the casing and is housed in the casing, includes a protruding flange and a distal portion, is held by fixed rigid squeegee/reservoir-casing combination. The casing includes an open distal end, and a transverse step forming an inner shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CINQPATS
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 11284698
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator with a bristle carrier (9), which merges into a stem (12), by way of which the bristle carrier (9) is connected to a handle (13), or into a coupling portion (11) for connecting the bristle carrier (9) to such a stem (12), wherein the bristle carrier (9) carries a multiplicity of in each case single-piece bristles (1) of length (L) and is distinguished in that the bristles (1) consist of two halves (2, 3), which are axially symmetrical relative to one another and are displaced relative to one another, and connected in one piece to one another, along their axis of symmetry (4), wherein each of the halves (2, 3) forms a planar region (6) of the bristle (1), said planar region being located in the displacement plane (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: Werner Fischer
  • Patent number: 11266221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, that includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, and bristles held by the core, the core comprising a bristle-carrying portion with a proximal end, intended to be fixed to a stem, and a distal end, the bristles having free ends defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one cross section with a not entirely polygonal shape, the envelope surface defining at least one facet which extends longitudinally and is inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the core in the direction of the distal end, the facet having a width which increases in the direction towards the distal end of the bristle-carrying portion of the core, over at least a portion of the length of the facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 11259619
    Abstract: A cosmetic container is manufactured as a pouch type to accommodate a small amount of liquid cosmetics. The pouch-type liquid color makeup container facilitates confirmation of whether the container is initially opened and exhibition and selling of the container in a vending machine and the like while enabling cosmetic materials to be conveniently carried and used indoors/outdoors through the attachment/detachment of a cap and the entrance/exit of cosmetic tools. A cap attachment/detachment and cosmetic tool entrance/exit and rail movement guide are provided in a discharge member of a pouch manufactured so as to receive and portably carry a small amount of liquid cosmetics, such as lip gloss, mascara, and eyeliner; enabling detailed application by being stably held, thereby enabling various demands of young people sensitive to color to be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Chang Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11260017
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eyelash coating compositions comprising water, at least one polyelectrolytic compound, at least one film-forming agent, at least two waxes, and an emulsification system comprising low HLB emulsifier(s) (HLB value less than 8) and high HLB emulsifier(s) (HLB value greater than 16), as well as to methods of using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: L'ORÉAL
    Inventors: Mikhail Motornov, Angeles Fonolla-Moreno, Lilavati Patel
  • Patent number: 11234504
    Abstract: Systems and cosmetic kits including a formulation for removing eye makeup from a region of an eye; and a brush including a plurality of bristles shaped to apply the formulation to the region of the eye are described. In an example, the system includes a formulation for removing eye makeup from a region of an eye; and a brush including a plurality of bristles shaped to apply the formulation to the region of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lily Truong, Zane Miller, Gloria Morales
  • Patent number: 11206913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for applying a product to eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising an application body produced by material moulding, said application body comprising: a core extending along a longitudinal axis; and spikes (12) carried by the core, having a convex polygonal cross-section with at least six sides, two opposite sides (12b) of which are oriented substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Marcel Sanchez, Wendy Annonay, Audrey Thenin, Eric Caulier
  • Patent number: 11197539
    Abstract: Example aspects of a brush assembly and a method for providing a brush assembly are disclosed. The brush assembly can comprise a plurality of elongate primary brush bristles, each of the primary brush bristles defining a star-shaped transverse cross section, each of the primary brush bristles defining five substantially parallel outer edges and five substantially parallel inner edges extending along a length of the primary brush bristle; and a ferrule attached to the plurality of primary brush bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Anisa International, Inc.
    Inventors: Anisa Telwar Kaicker, NaTasha Miller, Sarina Godin
  • Patent number: 11147354
    Abstract: The sample holder is configured to releasably and securely hold fragrance sample bottles therein. The sample holder generally comprises a body and a cap. The cap preferably mates with the body via a friction fit or threaded connection. The body comprises an interior cavity having one or more retaining structures for releasably retaining the bottles within the cavity. A length of the cavity is also adjustable to accommodate sample bottles of different lengths. An exterior of the body may comprise a pattern, material, or fabric to enhance the aesthetics of the sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TSB LIMITED
    Inventor: Soffia G. Wathne
  • Patent number: 11147356
    Abstract: Brush for cosmetic products made of plastic material of the type apt to engage with an applicator rod including a central core having a substantially cylindrical shape carrying at the end a dome-shaped radiussed appendix and of the combination of various series of teeth mutually equidistant in a longitudinal direction, characterised in that the teeth have a grain-shaped section, which furthermore has two opposite edge lines in correspondence of the extreme points of the major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BRIVAPLAST S.R.L.
    Inventor: Anna Poletto
  • Patent number: 11096469
    Abstract: A lid is detached from a container main body, a mobile body and an application body are moved forward by an elastic body so as to move a mobile body side stepped portion toward a lid side stepped portion. An inclined tilt portion tilting downward as the inclined tilt portion goes inward in the radial direction on a stepped surface forming the stepped portion is positioned on the lid side stepped portion. The mobile body side stepped portion is moves forward, and the mobile body side stepped portion and a tile surface of the inclined tilt portion are caused to collide with each other so that the application body reaches a forward movement limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Takumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11076681
    Abstract: An adjustable applicator for applying a cosmetic or personal care composition, e.g. mascara to eyelashes or eyebrows. The adjustable applicator extends along a longitudinal axis and comprises of an applicator head, a stem, an inner rod and an actuator. The inner rod extending through the applicator head is capable of moving along a longitudinal axis of the adjustable applicator to cause progressive modification in shape of the applicator head by releasing and applying force on the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Manisha Kohli, Iti Seth
  • Patent number: 11071369
    Abstract: Applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic, makeup or care product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having: a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), spikes (18) carried by the core (10), and reinforcing sails (1.3) for the spikes (18), which are connected by their base to the core (10). extend parallel to the longitudinal axis (X) of the core (10) and are disposed in a plurality of longitudinal rows (17, 19, 20), at least one first longitudinal row (17) being offset axially with respect to a second longitudinal row (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Alain Berhault, Audrey Thenin, Davide Manici
  • Patent number: 11044987
    Abstract: The cosmetic product applicator comprising; protuberances, and at least three supports for said protuberances, the supports being arranged in a non-uniform manner along a longitudinal axis of said applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Sophie Argiolas
  • Patent number: 11026495
    Abstract: Various embodiments of devices for retrieving and applying product from within a container are provided. In one embodiment the device comprises a flexible shaft having a proximal and distal end; a rod having a proximal and distal end, the rod positioned within the flexible shaft; and a tip coupled to the distal end of the rod by a living hinge. Pressure applied between the proximal and distal end of the flexible shaft bends the living hinge which rotates the tip from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Shawna Burger
  • Patent number: 10980331
    Abstract: An eye cosmetic applicator capable of obtaining a good makeup effect while reducing fear of contacting to an eyeball or an eyelid when applying liquid mascara to roots of eyelashes. An eye cosmetic applicator 40 includes a spindle 20; a base portion 19 supported by the spindle; and a plurality of protrusions 13, formed at the base portion, each extending in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the base portion, wherein each of the protrusions 13 is formed to protrude from a front surface 11 of the base portion 19, and wherein each of the protrusions 13 includes a protruding portion 132 protruding outwardly from a periphery 111 of the base portion 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Suguru Kinoshita, Motoki Takata, Miyako Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10973312
    Abstract: An application element and an applicator comprising pluralities of said application elements on a molded support is provided for applying a product such as a cosmetic, a medicinal or a care product. At least one application element of the applicator includes a base portion and at least one thin projection. The thin projection includes at least one surface and wherein the at least one outer surface flushes with at least a portion of an outer surface of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Smita Srivastava, Rahul Bose
  • Patent number: 10966512
    Abstract: A cosmetic article including a case and a applicator that is fastened to the case but movable relative to the case between a retracted position and an extended position, in which the applicator extends outward from the case further than in the retracted position. The applicator includes a body and protuberances, at least some of which are arranged so as to be movable relative to the body between a retracted position and an extended position, in which the protuberances extend outward from the body further than in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Castex, Marc Lassus
  • Patent number: 10929993
    Abstract: A system is provided for evaluating a curl of at least one eyelash sample that includes a plurality of fibers, comprising: a platform configured to receive a sample of the eyelash sample; an image capturing device configured to capture profile image of the eyelash ample; and a processing system configured to receive the profile image and evaluate at least one feature related to a curl of one or more of the fibers of at least one eyelash sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Matthew Devlin, Christopher Pang, Waibhav Tembe
  • Patent number: 10918198
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying cosmetic solutions includes: a holder, including a cap, a stem, and a brush; and a bottle configured to hold a solution, wherein the brush is disposed at a first end of the stem and a second end of the stem is attached to the cap; the stem includes an absorbing structure configured to absorb the solution; and the brush is configured to wick the solution from the absorbing structure of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: William Bickford, Lemis Tarajano, Karin Kaskiel
  • Patent number: 10897985
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cosmetic applicator brush comprising a plurality of columns, and a shaft. The shaft comprises a plurality of opening parts around a circumference of the shaft, and the plurality of opening parts are spaced around the circumference in a radial direction of the shaft. Each of the plurality of columns comprises bristles or combs. Each of bristles or combs has a projecting part, which are inserted into the plurality of columns with an equal distance or different distances among them. A number of the plurality of opening parts around the circumference of the shaft is both even and odd number. The plurality of columns are inserted into the opening parts of the shaft irregularly to show the zigzag effect of the cosmetic applicator brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AA R&D LLC
    Inventor: Aiden T. Kim
  • Patent number: 10897975
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic applicator having a coil spring at an applying portion thereof with which mascara may be easily applied to eyelashes. It is preferred that the coil spring not be exactly helicoidal, it being preferred that radial distance from the central axis to the outermost circumferential surface be made to vary as a function of angular position about the central axis. Variation in radial distance from the central axis to the outermost circumferential surface of the coil spring may occur in a repeating pattern of periodicity different from the pitch of the coil spring, causing coil spring shape element(s) to shift in angular position with each turn of the coil spring. Mascara may be held in spaces between adjacent coils, presence of bent portions which shift in the circumferential direction making it possible for the applying portion to easily retain mascara.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sinwa Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10893738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator member (1) for an applicator for applying cosmetic product, notably for applying mascara to the eyelashes, said applicator member comprising a metal core (2) having an end (2a) for connecting to a gripping member (5), characterized in that said connecting end is shaped so as to be able to form a joint head that is able to engage in a corresponding housing in the gripping member, and in that said connecting end is produced by moulding in one piece with the metal core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Marc Borsari, Pierre Ducastin, Audrey Thenin, Eric Caulier
  • Patent number: 10888152
    Abstract: A one-piece applicator device for applying a fluid or pasty product to keratin fibres includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis XX and at least one flexible stem that is embedded at at least a first and a second point along the longitudinal core, the stem extending substantially along the longitudinal axis XX, spikes being provided on the core and/or on the at least one stem. The core is provided with at least one through-opening and the at least one flexible stem extends substantially in a radial plane and has at least a first and a second curve along its length, such that the stem crosses the at least one opening without contact in order to ensure mobility in a radial plane of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE MATIERES PLASTIQUES
    Inventor: Eric De Bardonneche
  • Patent number: 10888145
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator comprises an applicator head for applying a product including a cosmetic or a care product. The applicator head comprises a first applicator member and a second applicator member. The first applicator member is cylindrical in shape and has a cavity extending throughout a length of the first applicator member. The second applicator member is received within the cavity of the first applicator member. A portion of an outer surface of the first applicator member includes a first application surface having a plurality of application elements and a distal end surface of the second applicator member includes a second application surface for applying the product in onto human skin or keratinous fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Toly Management Ltd.
    Inventor: Shipra Kukreja
  • Patent number: 10874203
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetic product is disclosed, in particular for mascara, extending in a main longitudinal extension direction, referred to as the main direction, between a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The applicator includes a structural support element, referred to as a support, and at least one branch. The support and the branch are interconnected by means of an articulation rigidly connected to the support. The support and the branch extend in the main direction, and the support, the branch and the articulation allow a flexibility of the branch in more than one direction from an orthonormal reference point (X, Y, Z) attached to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Yann Crapet, Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 10849415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an device for applying a flowing or paste-like product to keratin fibers, comprising an elongate central core (1) extending along a longitudinal axis XX, at least one row of elongate bristles (2) comprising a first end (20) embedded on the core and a second, free end (21), the bristles (2) and the core (1) being made in one piece. According to the invention, at least one of bristles has a flattened shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to axis XX, said at least one bristle being defined in a front view by a first ridge (25) that is continuously convex or concave from the base (20) thereof embedded in the core (1) up to the second end (21), and by a second ridge (26) consecutively concave and convex from the base (20) thereof embedded in the core up to the second end (21), the first and second ridges meeting at the free end (21). The bristles have a slit (24) in the body thereof for defining a first (22) and a second (23) side flank arranged opposite one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MONTAIGU DEVELOPMENT
    Inventor: Eric De Bardonneche
  • Patent number: 10813669
    Abstract: A multi-movement cosmetic assembly includes a housing defining an interior; a drive system disposed within the housing; a sleeve received within the housing; and a drive shaft positioned in the sleeve. The drive system is operably coupled to the sleeve and the drive shaft such that actuation of the drive system causes (i) the sleeve to move laterally back and forth to oscillate relative to the housing, and (ii) the drive shaft to rotate relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SOFT LINES INTERNATIONAL, LTD
    Inventor: Wai Wah Yiu
  • Patent number: 10813434
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a container that stores a cosmetic composition, an applicator head having a linear or non-linear shape with a proximal end and a distal end, and a plurality of holes along or around the circumference of the applicator head, the distal end connected to the container. Further, the cosmetic applicator includes a plurality of slits along or around the circumference of the applicator head, the distal end connected to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Christine Marie Crane, Mikhail Motornov, Gracemarie Rose Papaleo-Trombetta, Ludovic Lecaro, Patrick Jouffret, Noemie Chaillet Piquand, Balanda Atis, Anke Hadasch
  • Patent number: 10779631
    Abstract: A cosmetic stamp includes one or more stamping elements, a stamp compartment or housing for carrying the one or more stamping elements and a stamping substance. For example, a cosmetic stamp is an eyebrow stamp that is used for the application of a cosmetic eyebrow using the one or more stamping elements and the stamping substance. A method of applying a cosmetic stamp includes removing a stamping element from a stamp compartment, opening a lid of the stamp compartment, and pressing the face of the stamp to a stamping substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Youlmae Lee
  • Patent number: 10729230
    Abstract: Applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, having an applicator member (8), the applicator member (8) having: a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (X), and a plurality of different arms (20) that are oriented longitudinally, the arms (20) being connected to the core (10) by their two ends, the length of each arm (20) being greater than the distance (P) along the longitudinal axis of the core (10) between the two ends of the arm (20), the core (10) having at least one portion, between the ends of the arms (20), with a non-circular cross section, and the arms (20) being distributed irregularly around the core (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Pauline Prade, Eric Caulier
  • Patent number: 10709226
    Abstract: An adjustable cosmetic applicator includes an applicator tip moveable relative to an applicator body between at least a first and a second position and an actuator assembly configured to move the applicator tip between the at least first and second positions. The adjustable cosmetic applicator may include a first integral hinge defined between the applicator tip and the applicator body and a second integral hinge defined between the applicator tip and the actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Christopher Tarling
  • Patent number: 10702042
    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. Implementations of a cosmetic eyebrow kit used to deposit a cosmetic eyebrow onto a right brow applicator and/or a left brow applicator are provided. In some implementations, a cosmetic eyebrow kit may comprise two brow applicators, an eyebrow stencil, a container of cosmetic formula, and/or a spatula for spreading the cosmetic formula. In some implementations, a cosmetic eyebrow may be deposited on a brow applicator using the eyebrow stencil, spatula, and a portion of the cosmetic formula provided as part of the cosmetic kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Patsy A. Shimley
  • Patent number: 10681973
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a brush for applying a formulation, the brush having a core having an outer surface and a longitudinal axis, a plurality of bristle rings protruding from the core and spaced apart along the longitudinal axis, each bristle ring having at least 6 bristles spaced radially apart around the outer surface of the core, and a high density zone that covers at least a portion of the outer surface of the core, the high density zone having an equivalent 360 degree linear bristle density of 13 to 31 whole bristles per 0.5 mm of length along the outer surface of the core measured along the longitudinal axis, and a surface bristle density of 3 to 5 bristles per square millimeter of area of the outer surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Kyoo Jin Park