Shaped Cosmetic Applier Patents (Class 132/320)
  • Patent number: 10028567
    Abstract: A lip application device, such as a lipstick, may have four peripheral portions in its cross section. The cross section may have a center through which a radial axis extends in parallel to the cross section, dividing the cross section into left and right sides. A first portion may form a first arc centered at the radial axis and having an outward radial direction stemming from the center. A second portion may form a second arc centered at the radial axis and having an outward radial direction stemming from the center, the second arc being opposite to the first arc and being longer than the first arc. A third portion and a fourth portion may be substantially straight lines, one connecting the ends points of the two arcs in the left side and other connecting the end points of the two arcs in the right side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Yeon Lee, Sung An Chae
  • Patent number: 10010151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging and applicator device (1) for applying a cosmetic or a care-product composition to the lips, the device comprising: ? a container (2) containing the composition for application to the lips; and ? an applicator member (6) that defines two opposite main application faces (11) that generally converge towards the distal end of the applicator member, for applying the composition to the user's bottom and top lips simultaneously; a greatest thickness of the applicator member, measured between the two main application faces, being greater than or equal to 4 mm, the greatest width of said main faces lying in the range 4 mm to 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 10004319
    Abstract: A makeup application component includes a three-dimensional mask, a transfer layer, and a pigment layer. A surface curve of a first surface of the three-dimensional mask is corresponding to a surface curve of a face of a user. The transfer layer covers the first surface of the three-dimensional mask. The transfer layer is provided with a first surface and a second surface that are opposite each other. The first surface of the transfer layer clings to the first surface of the three-dimensional mask, and the pigment layer is attached to the second surface of the transfer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ZONG JING INVESTMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong
  • Patent number: 9949553
    Abstract: A cosmetic nose strip and method of use for adjusting of the appearance of a wearer with cosmetic material is disclosed. The nose strip is provided of a shape a semicircular tab disposed at a horizontal distal edge of the nose strip and extending away for the horizontal distal edge. A left wing of a rectangular shape extends from a left side of the nose strip. A right wing has a rectangular shape that extends from a right side of the nose strip. The right wing is horizontally disposed across from the left wing. An interior of the nose strip has a groove opening configured to receive and hold a cosmetic material therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Yali Nunez Albalate
  • Patent number: 9878436
    Abstract: A handle for a cleaning implement, particularly for a scrub brush includes a resilient handle having a c-shaped bend along its length. The c-shaped bend can be grasped by a user and the handle caused to rotate along an axis defined by the scrubbing end and an upper terminal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Castro
  • Patent number: 9861995
    Abstract: A dispenser device for a container containing a product to be dispensed, the device comprising a body for connecting to the container and presenting a chamber that is open at a bottom end of the body and in which a pump is arranged, connected to a top dispenser head. The dispenser device also comprises a driver that is suitable for being moved so as to cause the dispenser head to move between a storage position in which the dispenser head is substantially retracted inside the body, and a dispensing position in which the dispenser head projects beyond a top end of the body. The dispenser device further comprises a sealing diaphragm that defines a top end of the chamber and that presents a movable end that is connected to the pump, and a stationary end that is suitable for being connected to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR
    Inventors: Savine Lefevre, Francois Gautier
  • Patent number: 9668947
    Abstract: Dry wipe for application of at least one active principle on the skin, including: an inert laminar support; a plurality of microcapsules applied to the inert laminar support, the microcapsules containing at least one active principle; at least one surfactant applied to the inert laminar support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: Zanolo S.p.A., Turati Idrofilo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Tonani, Andrea Novello, Erika Favero, Valerio Favero
  • Patent number: 9635924
    Abstract: A cat eye makeup applicator with a handle and a cat eye stamping member having a base portion for detachable connection to the handle and having left-side and right-side, mirror image stamping surfaces for transferring eyeliner to a user's skin and creating perfect, symmetrical cat eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Rachel Lorraine Herrera
  • Patent number: 9629438
    Abstract: A pen-type cosmetic dispenser for discharging a cosmetic medium, including an elongate housing extending in a main direction of extent, a discharge opening at an end face of the housing, a liquid reservoir arranged inside the housing, and a pumping device arranged inside the housing, which pumping device can be actuated by an actuating handle arranged on a lateral surface of the housing. The pumping device has a pump chamber, which is connected to the liquid reservoir on an inlet side and to the discharge opening on an outlet side. The pump chamber is delimited at least in sections by a wall which is flexible in shape, wherein the exterior surface of the wall forms the actuating handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Bruder
  • Patent number: 9596918
    Abstract: Cosmetic dispensers, and methods of use of such dispensers, for transferring material onto an applicator head through a transfer chamber and/or nozzle by applying force or pressure to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Albéa Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 9555153
    Abstract: A cotton bud with a rod-like grip body and with a bud body that is arranged at least at one free end of the grip body. The rod-like grip body is a biologically degradable extrusion body, and includes natural fibers embedded into a material matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ROWEG HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Beat Häni, Christian Rytka, Guy Petignat
  • Patent number: 9549603
    Abstract: A cartridge-type cosmetic container includes: a main body outer tube to which a cartridge body is attached; a driver body that is rotatable relative to the main body outer tube; a push rod that is propelled by relative rotations of the main body outer tube and the driver body; and a screw spring that is housed in the main body outer tube, and contracts as a result of attaching the cartridge body. The screw spring includes: a first flat plate part whose position is defined in the main body outer tube; a second flat plate part that approaches the first flat plate part by the cartridge body attached; plate spring parts that join both of the flat plate part each other; and a female thread protuberance that is provided on the plate spring parts, and interlocks with a male thread of the push rod as the plate spring parts curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SUZUNO KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohba, Tomoya Minamino
  • Patent number: 9456966
    Abstract: A sunscreen composition comprised of one or more sunscreen active agents encapsulated in a cellulose derived capsule wherein the composition can contain one or more additional agents. A sunscreen composition can be mixed with a bodywash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, gel, soap, cream, hand sanitizer, spray or mousse and can be used by an individual during their normal hygiene processes, such as during a shower or bath or while applying a body product to their skin or hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: CoLabs International Corporation
    Inventor: Laura E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9399235
    Abstract: This casing device (22) comprises a member (34) for actuating dispensing of cosmetic product, and a protective band (36). The device (22) comprises an intermediate locking member (38) arranged between the band (36) and the actuating member (34), the intermediate member (38) being suitable for moving between a position for locking the actuating member (34) in an idle position and a position for releasing the actuating member (34), when switching the band (36) between a protective configuration and an operating configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Jean-Marc Lebrand
  • Patent number: 9332819
    Abstract: This applicator comprises an application surface (16), the application surface (16) having a central region (22) and a peripheral contour line (24) analogous to the contour of the lips of a human being. The central region (22) and the peripheral line (24) being intended to receive the cosmetic product. The peripheral line (24) comprises preferred means (26) for application of the cosmetic product on the lips of the user for applying, opposite the peripheral line (24), a surface mass of cosmetic product that is greater than the surface mass applied opposite the central region (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Henri Samain, Franck Giron, Chrystele Gevrey
  • Patent number: 9113692
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator and method of manufacturing same, wherein the cosmetic applicator is formed of a substrate and an application element comprising one or more application areas that are cohesively maintained on the substrate in a gapless, side-by-side formation in the presence of wet and/or dry binders. The substrate is subjected to a wetting agent that provides a better bind for the cosmetic slurries as they are printed onto their respective application area. The cosmetic compositions of each cosmetic application area may be different. Various cosmetic effects may be provided to end-users in a portable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Raheel Khan, Leona G. Fleissman, Catholyn T. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 9111132
    Abstract: An image processing device that identifies a characteristic of a lip from a face image including a mouth of a person has a representative skin color determination unit that determines a representative color of a skin in the face image, a candidate color determination unit that sets a plurality of regions in the face image such that at least one of the regions contains a part of the lip, and determines representative colors of the regions as candidate colors, and a representative lip color determination unit that determines a representative color of the lip from the plurality of candidate colors, in accordance with a difference in hue and saturation between the representative color of the skin and each candidate color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromatsu Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150114427
    Abstract: A device for applying first and second makeup material to a skin surface as well as a method for applying a first and second makeup material using a device is provided in accordance with the disclosure. The device includes a template body and an absorbent backing attached to the rear side of the template body. The backing is compressible and dimensioned to conform to the contours of a skin surface, such as the area below the eye and proximate the cheek. The template body includes an upper edge which, when contacted with the skin surface, screens adjacent skin surfaces areas. A first makeup material may then be applied above the upper edge while a second makeup material is released to the skin area below the upper edge as the backing is pressed against the skin surface. The template may then be removed and the first and second makeup materials may then be blended together to create a desired ornamental effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Pamela JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9011394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet structure for application to a region of the human body, including the face, the structure comprising: a colored matrix; a first substrate situated on a first side of the matrix, a first surface of the sheet structure being defined by the first substrate; and a second substrate situated on a second side of the matrix, opposite the first, a second surface of the sheet structure being defined by the second substrate; the first and second substrates having different opacities, and at least one of the first and second substrates having an opacity that is low enough to enable the subjacent colored matrix to show through in such a manner that the first and second surfaces of the matrix appear to be of different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gueret, Montserrat Tugas Casanoves
  • Patent number: 9010342
    Abstract: Synthetic microfiber articles of manufacture and methods for use in consumer applications for absorbing liquids and cleaning surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Nailah Orr
  • Publication number: 20150093173
    Abstract: A packaging system for a cosmetic product is disclosed. The system includes a reservoir for holding a cosmetic product. The reservoir defines an open end of the reservoir and a closed end opposite the open end of the reservoir. The system further includes a casing positioned at least partially over the reservoir, wherein at least a portion of the casing is transparent for observing the reservoir through the casing, and wherein a size and/or shape of the reservoir as observed through the casing appears different than an actual size and/or shape of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Zachary Mahoney, Wenzhen Cheng, Anthony Drouin, Thomas Kearney, Ludovic LeCaro
  • Publication number: 20150059800
    Abstract: A transfer device is provided for transferring, to an adherend, a thin-film to which a functional material adheres, the transfer device including a plurality of rollers for providing a rotating function, and an endless belt installed on the plurality of rollers, wherein, on the endless belt, the transfer device retains the thin-film with a surface of the thin-film to which the functional material adheres being in contact with the endless belt, and the transfer device transfers the thin-film to the adherend so that a surface opposite a surface of the thin-film to which the functional material adheres is in contact with the adherend. This configuration allows an ultrathin thin-film to be simply transferred to the adherend such as a human body without damage to the thin-film, the thin-film having the adhered functional material and requiring careful handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: MASAYO SHINODA, TOMOKI MASUDA, HARUKA KUSUKAME, MITSURU HARADA
  • Patent number: 8957116
    Abstract: To provide a solution for forming a double eyelid which enables extremely easy formation of a natural and ideal double eyelid without giving a displeased feeling or an uncomfortable feeling to a user, and a method for forming a double eyelid using the solution for forming a double eyelid. A solution for forming a double eyelid 1 according to the present invention is formed by dissolving, into a solvent having volatility, a fibrous material which forms a film 1a onto a skin 5a of an eyelid 5 and shrinks with vaporization of the solvent. By applying the solution 1, in a successive-curve form, over an imaginary line I forming a fold 5d of a double eyelid in the eyelid 5 onto which a user want to make a fold and vaporizing the solvent so as to shrink the film 1a, successive concaved groove-like constricted part 5c is formed on the imaginary line I and the fold 5d of a double eyelid along the constricted part 5c is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Naoko Iwagaki, Masayuki Kamagata, Jirou Taniyama
  • Publication number: 20150020844
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator whose application part has an arithmetic average surface roughness Ra of 10 ?m or less is provided, based on a study of the surface roughness of the application part of the cosmetic applicator, to further reduce the amount of cosmetic material accumulating on the surface of the application part, and to more reliably release onto the skin surface the cosmetic material that has been picked up onto the surface of the application part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Muneto Nishimura, Yuko Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 8925558
    Abstract: A device for applying first and second makeup material to a skin surface as well as a method for applying a first and second makeup material using a device is provided in accordance with the disclosure. The device includes a template body and an absorbent backing attached to the rear side of the template body. The backing is compressible and dimensioned to conform to the contours of a skin surface, such as the area below the eye and proximate the cheek. The template body includes an upper edge which, when contacted with the skin surface, screens adjacent skin surfaces areas. A first makeup material may then be applied above the upper edge while a second makeup material is released to the skin area below the upper edge as the backing is pressed against the skin surface. The template may then be removed and the first and second makeup materials may then be blended together to create a desired ornamental effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Pamela Johnson
  • Patent number: 8925135
    Abstract: An implement for the cleaning of areas around the human eye, especially the upper and lower lids and the eye lashes, includes a reusable cleaning implement having at least one low absorbency pad of a soft looped material for cleaning areas adjacent the eye orb wherein the loops of the material capture and remove oils, debris, crusts and cosmetics such as eye liner and mascara. Once laid on a surface, the pad of the article is elevated away from the surface to prevent soiling. The looped material of the pad is cleanable with at least soap and water, and dries rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony James Makar
  • Patent number: 8914936
    Abstract: To better facilitate the application and removal of make-up on the skin, including on the face, and especially around the eyes, the present invention provides a wiping product having two or more lobes which substantially conform to both the user's finger and the area around the user's eyes. The wiping product is not secured to the user's finger or worn like a glove, but rather is simply supported by one or more fingers in use. In this manner, the wiping product is both simple to use and provides excellent application and removal of make-up in often hard to reach areas, such as the recesses of the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjoern Niklas Jemsby, Jason Robert Boon, Nadeem Haidary, Jereme Nathanial Dumm, Jonathan Adam Dien, Scott Adam Ternovits, Jennifer Lee Schiffman, Pooja Ghanshyam Merai
  • Publication number: 20140360529
    Abstract: A cosmetic application tool is provided which includes an applying portion attached and integrated with a leading end portion of a brush shaft. The applying portion includes a flat, plate-shaped portion surrounded by a hollow, skirt-shaped portion at its distal end. When the brush shaft is drawn out of a cosmetic container, the skirt-shaped hollow portion of the applying portion is flattened by a wiper provided in a surrounding manner within the cosmetic container, so that some of the liquid cosmetic that has been pooled in the skirt-shaped hollow portion is pushed out over the flat plate-shaped portion while some is retained in the skirt-shaped hollow portion of the applying portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SINWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironori Aso
  • Publication number: 20140360528
    Abstract: A dispensable eyeliner to facilitate applying eye makeup, where the dispensable eyeliner includes a twistable base to dispense the eyeliner onto a curve tipped applicator. Due to its shape, the curved tip applicator may be pressed against a user's lash line to apply an even line above the lashes. The curved tip applicator may create a thin or thick line depending on which side of the applicator used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Leana Alshaibi
  • Patent number: 8899242
    Abstract: An eye make-up application machine is provided, which includes a cosmetics provider in an eyeshade. The control device can control the cosmetics provider to move to a make-up application utility into position in order to spray or apply cosmetic materials to a contour corresponding to a human eye. Thus, the invention can provide an automatic make-up application utility for variously and accurately carrying out a makeup-application on eyes selected or emulated by one or more users. An eye contour image in the invention can be provided by an internal or external storage device or image recognition device. A plurality of makeup-application profiles can be provided by an internal or external storage device or be edited by the user as an option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zong Jing Investment, Inc.
    Inventor: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong
  • Publication number: 20140345639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making up the skin, including the step that consists in forming, on a deposit of a foundation composition applied to the skin, a discontinuous deposit of islets of corrective composition and/or a deposit of corrective composition including visible substances that give it an inhomogeneous appearance, said corrective composition having optical properties that locally modify the appearance of the makeup so as to create a pattern reproducing the appearance of skin relief and/or colour heterogeneities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Henri Samain, Franck Giron, Guillaume Cassin, Véronique Ferrari
  • Patent number: 8893731
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a container system. More particularly the invention relates to the container system for storing at least two products of same or different type/color, and at least one applicator. The container system of the present invention is configured to comprise at least two receptacles for storing the products, and substantially abutting each other and at least one applicator configured to pick up the products stored in the receptacles simultaneously. The invention also relates to the container system for holding consumer products such as cosmetic or care products and is aimed at providing single or multiple makeup effects on the skin, face, lips, eyes and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Swati Kharbanda, Iti Seth, Rajesh Deswal
  • Patent number: 8894314
    Abstract: A device for the application of a gel or solid substance to a human body surface is disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of an applicator portion to which gel or solid deodorant is secured and which is coupled to a handle portion. The applicator portion is sized to accommodate a single application of deodorant in a compact format while the handle portion is sized to be grasped between the fingers and thumb of the human hand. The handle portion comprises a moveable connecting point allowing the handle portion to traverse between a storage position and a gripping position during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Richard P. Morrow, Patrick Birde
  • Patent number: 8893732
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a makeup puff apparatus. A puff is coupled in such a way so as to be freely movable, and is very efficiently designed to have functionality including flexibility, elasticity and a restoring force, thus ensuring durability resulting from firm coupling and enabling reliable operation, and thereby considerably increasing the ease and convenience of use. Particularly, the apparatus enables flexible motion and adjustment of the puff in conformity with a variation in angle on a touch portion when the apparatus is in use, thus continuously maintaining a soft touch sensation of the puff, and allows the apparatus to be immediately restored to its original state, thus preventing the angle of the puff from deviating from a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Hichen Co., Ltd., Corea Puff Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140332027
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic applicator that may include a handle and a polyhedral applicator coupled to the handle. The applicator may comprise a first gradient, a second gradient, and a peak where the first gradient adjoins to the second gradient. In some embodiments, the first gradient may have dimensions substantially similar to those of the second gradient so that the polyhedral applicator is symmetrical about a longitudinal axis of the implement. In other embodiments the first gradient may have dimensions substantially different than those of the second gradient so that the polyhedral applicator is asymmetrical about the longitudinal axis of the implement. In some examples, the cosmetic implement may be configured to apply a cosmetic product, such as eye shadow, to a first surface and a second surface simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim
  • Publication number: 20140331422
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a handle having a distal end and a proximal end and a head, configured for application of one or more cosmetic products to a surface, attached to the proximal end of the handle. The head comprises a plurality of portions wherein at least one portion comprises a brush and at least one portion comprises a paddle or other application member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim
  • Patent number: 8844543
    Abstract: A dual-ended applicator is provided. The applicator includes a handle, a first roller having a broad concave surface at one end of the handle, and a second, ball-like roller having a convex surface, at the opposite end of the handle. The first roller, having a greater axial length and surface area than does the second roller is intended for applying a cosmetic to broader convex areas of the skin. The second roller, having a lesser axial dimension and surface area as compared with the first roller is intended for distributing a cosmetic to the narrower, concave areas of the skin. The first roller is mounted on the applicator so as to rotate about a fixed axis lateral to the longitudinal axis of the applicator, and will move in straight paths along the skin, in line with the longitudinal axis of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: William R. Bickford, Anne T. Carullo, Herve F. Bouix
  • Patent number: 8826920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (1) for applying a hair treatment composition. The applicator (1) comprises a plate (10) and a containment portion (20) movably joined by a connection (30) so that said applicator (1) may alternate between a closed state and an open state. A first fin (50), preferably a first (50) and a second (60) fin, projects from the substantially flat internal surface (101) of the plate (10) and bend the hair strand into the containment portion (20) while the applicator (1) is in use. The hair treatment applicator according to the invention allows for precise, non-messy and even application of a hair treatment composition to the hair, in particular to a hair strand and preferably to a bundle of hair strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Edmund Baker, Paul James Smith
  • Patent number: 8826921
    Abstract: The device (1) for creating hair bundle effects to a hair bundle (11) described herein comprises a first portion (10) movably joined to a second portion (20) by means of a connection (30). The second portion (20) is associated with a system (70) for bending a hair bundle (11) within a cavity (12) provided in the first portion (10). The system (70) for bending the hair bundle (11) consists of at least a first fin (71) and of a second fin (72). The free distal edge (712) of the first fin (71) points toward the free distal edge (722) of the second fin (72). The device (1) preferably comprises a first metering layer (81) and more preferably also a second metering layer (82) to achieve evenness during the application of a hair treatment composition (15) to hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Paul James Smith
  • Patent number: 8820333
    Abstract: A device and method for mixing and applying hair coloring chemicals to a user's hair. The device comprises a brush applicator, a first compartment capable of holding the brush applicator, a second compartment containing a first hair coloring chemical, a third compartment containing a second hair coloring chemical, and a membrane. The brush applicator is movable toward the membrane to puncture the membrane and cause the hair coloring chemicals to be mixed together. In another embodiment, the device contains two or more hair coloring chemicals, at least one in at least one receptacle within the device. The device further comprises a cutting member in the form of a cursor, pull-member, rotatable element, or push-member to cut open the receptacle(s) within the device to release and thereby mix the hair coloring chemicals. The device can include an applicator removably attached to the housing to apply the mixed hair coloring chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Schatteman Cristophe, Sybrowsky Joshua, Jean Roorcyk
  • Publication number: 20140216490
    Abstract: An applicator having a concave surface comprising a non-absorbing elastomeric material is effective in topically compositions to minimize the appearance of fine facial hair on women.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Edward Wilson, Gordon Gerald Guay, Kazuhiro Yamada, Michiko Takai, Maya Mitsumatsu, Iku Hayashi, Matthew Ehrman
  • Publication number: 20140216496
    Abstract: An efficiency enhancing device for replaceable cosmetic skincare pads includes a main body with a containing space, a motor installed in the main body, a driving platform installed at the top end of the main body and electrically connected to the motor and having first ribs on a surface of the driving platform, a propping platform installed at a position corresponding to the driving platform and having bumps formed on a side corresponding to the first ribs, such that the driving platform can be driven by the motor to drive the propping platform to move up and down, and a carrying platform disposed above the propping platform for installing the skincare pad. The carrying platform moves up and down by the propping platform and the driving platform to touch a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MICRO BASE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: TUN-YING FANG, YU-DE SU, YUAN-FENG JHANG
  • Publication number: 20140216497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic applicator comprising at least two molded applicator parts that define a portion of an applicator head. The at least two molded applicator parts have a respective first molded surface and a second molded surface defined thereon which meet at an interface defined on an outer surface of the applicator head and at least one projection is formed at the interface. The at least one projection comprises a projection from the first molded surface and a projection from the adjacent second molded surface. The cosmetic applicator of the present invention 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: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Manisha Kohli
  • Patent number: 8794247
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device, in particular for a mascara applicator, having a core from which application organs extend. The applicator device can be produced using a primary forming process in which, at least in some portions, the application organs are disposed in a longitudinal extent in rows, as viewed along a longitudinal axis of the core, and comprise a central axis. The central axis of the application organs have at least one undulation with at least one change of curvature, and the central axis of an application organ lies completely or substantially completely within one plane or spanning a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Daniela Kulik
  • Patent number: 8783268
    Abstract: An applicator for combing keratinous fibers, in particular eyelashes and/or eyebrows, and/or for applying a composition on the keratinous fibers, in particular the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, the applicator including a molded applicator member that includes a core having a longitudinal axis; and teeth extending outwards from the core, at least one tooth extending towards the front and at least one tooth extending towards the rear of the applicator; the core presenting a greatest transverse dimension measured perpendicularly to its longitudinal axis, that is less than or equal to the greatest length of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20140166041
    Abstract: Brush apparatuses configured to apply cosmetics to human skin. The use of a generally pointed application tip provides for detail, whereas the contoured shape of the spoon-shaped application surface provides for consistent application of cosmetic product over a similarly contoured skin surface. Various sizes and scales are contemplated for various applications, such as for the face, eyes, lips, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ANISA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: SHANA ALEXANDREA KING
  • Patent number: 8746258
    Abstract: A molded plastic applicator for cosmetics including a plastic panel lying substantially in a mold plane when formed and bent out of the mold plane to surround an extended longitudinal axis when the applicator is assembled. A plurality of openings or projections are formed in or on the panel so as to be oriented substantially in a common pull direction transverse to the mold plane when the panel lies in the mold plane and oriented substantially radially of the longitudinal axis when the panel is bent to surround the axis. A retainer holds the panel, when bent, in surrounding relation to the axis. The panel may be formed as a plurality of free-ended limbs, radiating from a hub through which the longitudinal axis extends, and bent down around the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Michael Malvar, Thomas Jonas
  • Patent number: 8733371
    Abstract: A device for delivering an agent to the skin or the hair or the fur of a recipient. In one form the device has a comb-like extent of tines which are of a carrier material that will melt on contact with skin and thereby deposit an agent that is mixed with the carrier. In other form there is an abrading material in the mixture so as to abrade the skin and thereby allow the agent to be deposited. In the latter case the agent may be an inoculant. The tines may also be placed on a glove so that the agent can be delivered by moving the tines over a selected area to deposit the agent. The device can be in the form of a finger condom having a tine strip. The methods allow delivery of the agent using the various forms of the device and to accomplish various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Rassman
  • Patent number: 8726914
    Abstract: A compact system for applying a product to a surface including a removable applicator slideably housed in a compact comprising an actuator and a slide-mechanism. In one example, the slide-mechanism is configured to magnetically couple with a magnet in the base of the applicator, and slides the applicator into and out of the compact. By virtue of having a removable applicator, the compact system is portable and convenient, while at the same time the applicator remains clean and intact until a time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: HCT Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Patent number: 8726913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for applying a decorative cosmetic with a flowable consistency from a storage container, such as in particular mascara, comprising an applicator brush equipped with a bristle area consisting of outwardly protruding bristles and/or bristle discs that comprises stationary bristles and/or bristle discs, wherein the bristle area is additionally formed from mobile bristles and/or bristle discs whose base area can be displaced relative to the base area of the stationary bristles or bristle discs in such a way that a free space between the stationary bristles or bristle discs that can be loaded with the cosmetic by dipping the brush into the reservoir can be arbitrarily varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Weigel