With Means To Impart Heat To Material Patents (Class 401/1)
  • Patent number: 9560904
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device (1) comprising an applicator (3) including a brush (5), said brush comprising: a core (10) that is formed of at least two branches of a resistor wire that are twisted together; bristles that are carried by the core (10); and a power supply that is connected to the branches in such a manner that the core (10) gives off heat while an electric current is passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Frédéric Jollet
  • Patent number: 9326582
    Abstract: An application device for a cosmetic product comprising a holding member, an application member having a surface for application of the product, and a heating electric element. The heating electric element is formed of at least one resistor mounted on a printed circuit positioned, at least in part, facing or in contact with the application member, and the surface area of the orthogonal projection of the resistor on a plane defined by the printed circuit is less than or equal to 10 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Patent number: 9277798
    Abstract: A dispenser and applicator head for associating with a dispenser unit, such as a pump, a valve, or a squeezable tube, the head including an applicator pad defining an outer applicator face for coming into contact with the skin, the pad being made essentially of a heat-transfer material so as to impart a cold sensation on contact with the skin, the pad defining a thickness from an inner face to the outer face, the pad having a dispenser passage passing through it, which passage puts the inner face into communication with the outer face. The applicator pad presents a small thickness at the dispenser passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 9139952
    Abstract: An improved applicator for applying resin adhesive to a crease in fabric or an article of textile such as clothing in which a nozzle is located at the distal front end of the cartridge and a guide is located behind a receiver head. The receiver head is attached to the rear end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: James Hangley
  • Patent number: 8998517
    Abstract: A heated cosmetic applicator that has a plurality of small, individual heating elements placed within and/or on at least some of the lash grooming elements. A heat-generating applicator head for a heated cosmetic applicator that has a plurality of small, individual heating elements placed within and/or on at least some of the lash grooming elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Giancana, Stephen van Beek Faletti
  • Patent number: 8980240
    Abstract: Assembly and method for making up and/or caring for keratin material, the assembly containing: at least one composition containing platelet-shaped particles, at least one nonionic surfactant and/or at least one ionic surfactant and/or at least one polymeric surfactant, or at least one fatty-phase rheological agent, and at least one applicator having an application member and a vibrating source for making the application member vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Nathalie Jager Lezer, Stephane Arditty
  • Patent number: 8967894
    Abstract: A mascara brush capable of achieving the volume-up and curling of eyelashes by raising eyelashes with a mascara material applied is provided. The mascara brush is withdrawn from a mascara container, a button on the top of a grip is pressed, and then the brush is bent from a brush rod in an arc shape by a working member within a brush base, to prevent mascara materials adhered to a mascara rod from staining the periphery of eyes or nose, thereby providing a convenient use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Hae-won Jeong
  • Patent number: 8950962
    Abstract: A system for sampling a heated product comprising a disposable first subassembly having an applicator head, and a physically separate reusable second subassembly having an electric heating circuit. Prior to use, the two subassemblies are able to form a rigid connection. As a result of forming this connection, the applicator head is transferred to the second subassembly such that a portion of the electric heating circuit is inserted into an interior space of the applicator head. In this configuration, the second subassembly is used to apply heated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8950961
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for applying filler material onto an object are provided. An apparatus may include a body and an applicator head attached to the body. The apparatus may also include a magnetic member coupled to the applicator head and arranged to attract filler material to a heating surface of the applicator head. The applicator head may be configured to apply the filler material attracted to the heating surface against an object. The heating surface may be configured to apply heat to the filler material attracted to the heating surface to melt the filler material onto the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis M. Chapin, Sarah Sutton
  • Patent number: 8921746
    Abstract: An inductively-heated applicator system including a heating module and applicator or applicator pen. The heating module includes a dock for seating the applicator. The heating module includes circuitry to selectively generate an electromagnetic field to wirelessly provide energy to the applicator when it is positioned in the dock. The heating module may also include temperature control circuitry to at least one of monitor and control the temperature of the applicator. The applicator pen includes a heating element that may be heated through energy provided by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be directly inductively heated by the electromagnetic field. The heating element may be a roller element that heats and applies the product. Alternatively, the applicator may include a secondary in which electrical power is induced when the electromagnetic field is present. In this alternative, the power may be applied to the heating element to produce resistive heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Richard Bylsma, Thomas Jay Leppien, Jesse C. Leverett, Steve O. Mork
  • Patent number: 8882378
    Abstract: A heating and dispenser system including base unit and an applicator assembly. The applicator assembly may include an applicator tip, a dispensing module, and an applicator housing. The applicator assembly may be integral or separable, and may also house a heating module. Alternatively, the heating module may be separate from the applicator assembly. The system also includes a control system for heating and dispensing various products. The applicator assembly may be replaceable, interchangeable, or single-type for applying product to a surface. The applicator may also be constructed of materials that impact heat transfer or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Bylsma, Steve O. Mork, David W. Baarman, Thomas A. Niezgoda, Jesse Leverett
  • Publication number: 20140314463
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a novel form of mascara in powder form. It comprises at least a first polymer whose melting point is between 35° C. and 70° C., and a second polymer with a melting point of between 80° C. and 150° C. The first polymer may be chosen from vinylpyrrolidone copolymers, and polyalkylene glycols. The second polymer may be chosen from polybutenes, preferably with an average molecular weight of between 300 and 2500 g/mol, and polyvinylpyrrolidones, preferably with an average molecular weight of between 10 000 and 100 000 g/mol. The mascara in powder form is taken up in the desired amount and is then heated before application or at the time of application to the keratin fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Jean-François R. Tranchant, Emilie J. Gombart
  • Patent number: 8864401
    Abstract: A packaging and application device for a cosmetic product includes a receptacle for packaging the cosmetic product that has an outlet orifice, an application member having a plate forming an application surface for the product, a tube extending from the face of the plate opposite to the application surface to the receptacle so as to define a delivery duct leading on the one hand to the application surface and on the other hand into the receptacle, and an electrical heating element. The electrical heating element is a heating resistive wire mounted at least partly around the tube defining the delivery duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Publication number: 20140234004
    Abstract: An applicator device or dispenser includes an applicator tip assembly and a housing which may, in some examples, have a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. The applicator tip assembly may be coupled to the housing and may comprise a thermal storage applicator portion having an application face for applying the product to a surface, the thermal storage applicator portion being made from a material that is capable of storing and retaining and/or transferring thermal energy during application of the product. The applicator tip assembly may further comprise a main body portion having a product delivery passageway extending through the main body portion for dispensing a product to the application face of the thermal storage applicator portion, the main body portion configured to at least partially enclose the thermal storage applicator portion at a periphery of the thermal storage applicator portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HCT ASIA LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Adrian Charles Apodaca, Denis Pierre Maurin, Armando Villarreal
  • Publication number: 20140234003
    Abstract: An applicator system for dispensing a product and/or operating on a cuticle of a user includes a housing having a reservoir for storing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product and a cuticle care tip. The cuticle care tip comprises one of a variety of surfaces configured to operate on a user and/or apply the product. The applicator system also includes a product delivery mechanism for dispensing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Thorpe, Armando Villarreal, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Patent number: 8672570
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition to human keratinous materials, the applicator including a base having a reception zone and an electric heater element having two opposite sides; and an applicator unit that includes a support that extends along a longitudinal axis, that is fastened in removable manner on the reception zone, and that carries a mass of cosmetic composition that presents an application face that is suitable for coming into contact with keratinous materials; the mass of composition having a greatest dimension that is less than 40 mm, extending on only one side of the electric heater element, and the support with the casted mass of composition being fastened in a removable manner on the reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Frederic Jollet, Virginie Orliac, Marcel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140014088
    Abstract: Instant self-heating containers include a combinable reactant and activator used to generate an exothermic reaction for heating contents of the container. One instant self-heating container includes a target container, a pierceable activator container and a reaction chamber. Piercing the activator container causes activator to combine with the reactant and cause an exothermic reaction that heats the target container. The container may be used as depilatory wax dispenser. Another instant self-heating container includes an outer housing containing a contents pouch and a reactant, and capped by a lid having an activator chamber. Rupturing the activator chamber allows activator to combine with the reactant in an exothermic reaction to heat the contents pouch. Another instant self-heating container includes a flexible outer tube containing contents to be heated, a flexible reaction vessel, and a frangible activator vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Forever Young International, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. YOUNG
  • Patent number: 8628262
    Abstract: A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55° C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Christophe Jacob, Rodney J. Duffin, Peter Murphy
  • Patent number: 8585306
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic or for adding finishing touches to makeup, the device comprising a heater member comprising a resistive track that is printed or that is made by etching a coating that is deposited on a substrate, the device comprising a temperature sensor that is disposed level with the heater member, the temperature sensor being in contact with the substrate, in particular in the form of a circuit that is printed or etched on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Nicolas Duru, Denis Befve, Virginie Saget
  • Patent number: 8585307
    Abstract: A system for sampling a heated product comprising a disposable first subassembly and a physically separate reusable second subassembly. Prior to use, the two subassemblies are able to form a rigid connection. As a result of forming this connection, a portion of an electric heating circuit is inserted into an interior space of an applicator head. After forming the connection, the first subassembly is broken, the electric heating circuit is turned on, and the applicator head is used to apply product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8567644
    Abstract: A melted depilatory wax dispenser has a container with an opening that stores solid depilatory wax at room temperature. The container is opened, inverted and inserted into a vertically protruding heating element and the opening is placed upon and sealed to an adaptor ring. As the heating element heats the contents of the container, the wax melts and is dispensed through a mouth which leads to a piping system and a valve which in turn leads to a dispensing tube which allows the hot wax to be dispensed in a controlled and easy fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ceras Especiales Martinez de San Vicente, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez de San Vicente Oliveras
  • Publication number: 20130206161
    Abstract: A heated cosmetic applicator that has a plurality of small, individual heating elements placed within and/or on at least some of the lash grooming elements. A heat-generating applicator head for a heated cosmetic applicator that has a plurality of small, individual heating elements placed within and/or on at least some of the lash grooming elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Giancana, Stephen van Beek Faletti
  • Publication number: 20130121745
    Abstract: This disclosure describes 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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HCT PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: HCT Packaging, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130121744
    Abstract: A thermochromic writing instrument contains a thermochromic ink, wherein a writing body is accommodated in a barrel movably in a longitudinal direction, an operation portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel, a pen tip of the writing body is constituted so as to be projectable/retractable from/into a front-end hole of the barrel by operating the operation portion, the thermochromic ink is contained in the inside of the writing body, the pen tip capable of ejecting the thermochromic ink is provided at the front end of the writing tool, and a friction portion capable of thermally changing the color of the handwriting of the thermochromic ink by the frictional heat generated when the handwriting is rubbed with the friction portion is provided on the outer surface of the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshinori IMAMURA, Nobuo SEKINE, Masashi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20130118515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a shaving brush including a housing having opposing first and second ends; a least one bristle located at the first end; and a replacable element located in the housing in fluid communication with the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence Wurtz, Sherwin H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 8393813
    Abstract: Personal care product dispenser systems include a dispenser and a base station. The dispenser comprises a casing including a personal care product and a shaft. The personal care product is disposed within the casing and comprises an antiperspirant or deodorant. The shaft extends through a portion of the casing and including a first end and a second end and is configured to advance the personal care product through the casing when rotated in a first direction. The second end has a chuck contact surface defining a first shape. The base station includes a motor and a chuck. The motor is operatively coupled to the chuck and is configured to rotate the chuck, and the chuck has a wheel contact surface to correspond to the first shape of the chuck contact surface. The base station is configured to rotate the chuck when the dispenser is mounted to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Travis T. Yarlagadda
  • Publication number: 20120325235
    Abstract: A system for sampling a heated product comprising a disposable first subassembly having an applicator head, and a physically separate reusable second subassembly having an electric heating circuit. Prior to use, the two subassemblies are able to form a rigid connection. As a result of forming this connection, the applicator head is transferred to the second subassembly such that a portion of the electric heating circuit is inserted into an interior space of the applicator head. In this configuration, the second subassembly is used to apply heated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20120321367
    Abstract: A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55° C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Christophe Jacob, Rodney J. Duffin, Peter Murphy
  • Patent number: 8322937
    Abstract: A thermochromic writing instrument contains a thermochromic ink, wherein a writing body 8 is accommodated in a barrel 2 movably in a longitudinal direction, an operation portion 5 is provided on the outer surface of the barrel 2, and a pen tip 81 of the writing body 8 is constituted so as to be projectable/retractable from/into a front-end hole 31 of the barrel 2 by operating the operation portion 5. The thermochromic ink 83 is contained in the inside of the writing body 8, the pen tip 81 capable of ejecting the thermochromic ink 83 is provided at the front end of the writing tool, and a friction portion 4 capable of thermally changing the color of the handwriting of the thermochromic ink 83 by the frictional heat generated when the handwriting is rubbed with the friction portion 4 is provided on the outer surface of the barrel 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Imamura, Nobuo Sekine, Masashi Ando
  • Patent number: 8308383
    Abstract: A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55° C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Christophe Jacob, Rodney J. Duffin, Peter Murphy
  • Patent number: 8277138
    Abstract: A moveable machine to rapidly apply and cure thin layers of a UV curable coating on a surface such as a floor. The machine has an applicator to apply a thin curable coating in a path following the direction of motion of the machine. The machine also has UV lamps to cure the curable coating with a curing beam that overlaps newly applied coating. The UV lamps emit an intense UV radiation beam creating an annular cure zone around the applicator path. Movement of the machine along with the ensuing movement of the applicator and rotating UV lamps causes the applied curable coating to be exposed to the annular cure zone and cured. This rapid curing of applicator coating paths allows the machine to be immediately passed over the cured area multiple times and rapidly build up multiple thin cured layers to achieve a thick coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Adastra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George Wakalopulos
  • Patent number: 8267605
    Abstract: A handheld electronic personal care device (with or without an applicator head) comprising a fast charging capacitor, and one or more electric load elements. The device may or may not be designed for use with one or more personal care compositions. Examples of load elements include heating and cooling elements, electric motors, sound and light elements, data storage and processing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8262302
    Abstract: A heating applicator kit for mascara or other products that tend to dry out or be adversely affected when heated. A kit comprises multiple reservoirs of product and at least one heating applicator that alleviates the problems associated with heat exposure in the reservoir and on the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8240933
    Abstract: A bottle includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. There are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Publication number: 20120177429
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device for fusible products, particularly depilatory wax, having a casing which can be held with one hand and is open at the upper part, delimiting a cavity which, in the form of a receptacle, receives the insertion of a wax-storing container provided with dispensing means. The casing is provided with a plug for its connection to the slots of an electrical socket, the prongs of the plug being permanently connected by low resistivity electrical connection to a heating mechanism essentially powered at the voltage of the mains and arranged in the receptacle facing at least one of the faces of the wax-storing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CERAS ESPECIALES MARTINEZ DE SAN VICENTE, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez De San Vicente Oliveras
  • Publication number: 20120170961
    Abstract: A system for sampling a heated product comprising a disposable first subassembly and a physically separate reusable second subassembly. Prior to use, the two subassemblies are able to form a rigid connection. As a result of forming this connection, a portion of an electric heating circuit is inserted into an interior space of an applicator head. After forming the connection, the first subassembly is broken, the electric heating circuit is turned on, and the applicator head is used to apply product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8205293
    Abstract: A steam mop having a main body having a boiler with a water inlet and a steam outlet positioned therein, a pump having an inlet and an outlet with the pump outlet connected to the boiler inlet, a water container for storing water connected to the pump inlet, and a steam pocket frame connected to the steam outlet, where the activation of the pump pumps water from the water container to the boiler for generation of steam. In an embodiment of the invention, a steam mop having a main body with a boiler, a water container, a mechanical water pump between the boiler and container and at least one side arm connecting the boiler steam outlet to a fabric steam pocket frame. The water pump is actuated by movement of the mop when cleaning to send water to the boiler. The steam pad frame is substantially rectangular with a plurality of baffles in a square grid formation extending outwardly to distribute steam to distribute steam between the baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Euro-Pro Operating LLC
    Inventors: Maximilian Rosenzweig, Vrdoljak Ognjen
  • Publication number: 20120109041
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device, comprising an applicator element (9) for applying a substance (27) present in a substance chamber (25, 27) to a skin section. The applicator device (1) comprises an applicator part (2) having an upper housing part (8) and a vibration part (3) having a lower housing part (4), wherein in the lower housing part (4) a vibration element (10) is provided which can be actuated by a power source (6) and the vibrations of which can be transmitted to the upper housing part (8) and the applicator element (9), and wherein an activator device (22) for generating heating or cooling energy is provided in the upper housing part (8), wherein the heating or cooling energy can be transferred to the substance (27) present in the substance chamber (25, 27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jutta Munz
  • Publication number: 20120093560
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for at least one solid cosmetic composition for application to the eyelashes, the eyebrows, or the hair includes a handle member, a stem connected to the handle member and an applicator member connected to the stem. The applicator member has a core secured to the stem, and applicator elements extending transversely to an axis of the stem from a base secured to the stem to an end opposite to said base, at least some of the applicator elements having their bases disposed inside a solid block of said composition, said block presenting an outer envelope extending part or all of the way around the axis, and situated, prior to first use of the device, between the bases and the opposite ends of the applicator elements, at a non-zero distance therefrom. The composition is dispersible while dry, with or without assistance from heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Stephane Arditty
  • Patent number: 8142090
    Abstract: A cosmetic product includes a mascara composition and a treatment device, whereby the mascara composition is applied to the eyelashes by softening the mascara composition via heat. The mascara composition is solid at room temperature, however is softened at elevated temperature, so it may be applied to the eyelashes. The treatment device includes an applicator for receiving, heating to soften, and applying the softened mascara composition to the eyelashes. Once the softened mascara composition is applied to the eyelashes, the mascara composition is quickly cooled and thus solidified by the atmosphere. The mascara composition thus applied to the eyelashes provides a firm film covering the eyelashes, which is not softened at body temperature, and thus provides enhanced wearability. A cap detachable to the applicator is provided with a loading mechanism for delivering pieces of the mascara composition one by one to the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenji Kamada, Keiko Funatsu, Naoki Yamaguchi, Satoru Hatano, Ann Virginia Lam
  • Patent number: 8104982
    Abstract: A device for loading and applying a cosmetic composition may comprise an applicator comprising an electric heater member, a container containing the composition, the container comprising a housing configured to receive at least part of the applicator so as to load the applicator with the composition, and an electrical circuit configured to power the heater member. The circuit may be configured so that the power supply to the heater member is automatically modified, leading to an increase in the electric power that is dissipated by the heater member when said heater member is received in the housing, when a predefined condition relating to the at least part of the applicator being received in the housing is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Duru
  • Publication number: 20120020718
    Abstract: Non-therapeutic process for making up and/or caring for non-fibrous human keratin materials, especially the skin, its mucous membranes or the nails, by bringing an outer surface of a piece of a particular solid cosmetic composition into contact with or close to a heating device so as to heat the piece locally in order to soften essentially only the outer surface and to lower its coefficient of dynamic friction, and then applying the outer surface of the composition thus heated to the region to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Philippe Ilekti, Veronique Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20120003025
    Abstract: A bottle is disclosed that includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Also disclosed are combined docking stations and bottles where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and methods for using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Publication number: 20110318082
    Abstract: A method of makeup and/or non-therapeutic care for non-fibrous human keratin material, particularly the skin, the mucus membranes thereof, or the nails, including: bringing an outer surface of a piece of solid cosmetic composition, having a temperature-sensative dynamic rub coefficient, into contact with, or near, a heating device, said dynamic rub coefficient, at 25° C., being greater than or equal to 0.5, preferably 0.6, so as to heat said piece in a localized manner with a view to essentially softening only said outer surface and lowering the dynamic rub coefficient thereof; and applying the outer surface of the thus-heated composition onto the area to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Philippe Ilekti, Xavier Blin, Beatrice Toumi
  • Patent number: 8082621
    Abstract: A steam mop having a main body having a boiler with a water inlet and a steam outlet positioned therein, a pump having an inlet and an outlet with the pump outlet connected to the boiler inlet, a water container for storing water connected to the pump inlet, and a steam pocket frame connected to the steam outlet, where the activation of the pump pumps water from the water container to the boiler for generation of steam. In an embodiment of the invention, a steam mop having a main body with a boiler, a water container, a mechanical water pump between the boiler and container and at least one side arm connecting the boiler steam outlet to a fabric steam pocket frame. The water pump is actuated by movement of the mop when cleaning to send water to the boiler. The steam pad frame is substantially rectangular with a plurality of baffles in a square grid formation extending outwardly to distribute steam to distribute steam between the baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Euro-Pro Operating LLC
    Inventors: Maximilian Rosenzweig, Vrdoljak Ognjen
  • Patent number: 8083428
    Abstract: A device (1) for applying depilation wax, including a shell (2) open at the top and housing a heated reservoir (3) with an upper opening suitable for storing hot wax. A head is attached to the opening of the shell (2) and includes a runner moveable longitudinally with respect to the head, which holds a rotable roller (6) used to apply the wax stored in the reservoir (3). The runner has a mechanism (11) for holding the roller (6) that includes a swinging forked element (7) onto which the turning axle (12) of the roller (6) is held in an adjustable position and rotateable, it being possible to turn the forked element with respect to the runner in order to move the roller (6) in an essentially transverse direction with respect to the imaginary longitudinal axis (13) of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ceras Especiales Martinez de San Vicente, S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Martinez De San Vicente Oliveras
  • Patent number: 8061918
    Abstract: A bottle includes a product stored therein. It is configured to be removably engaged with a docking station in an inverted arrangement to be activated by the docking station and heat the product. The bottle may include a pump structure (e.g. in the form of a bellows), or be a squeezable bottle, or be a bowable bottle, or have other pumping features. Structures are provided to prevent drool after use, to help apply the heated product to the skin, and to insure proper heating and dispensing. Docking stations and bottles can be combined where the bottle is positioned in an inverted manner, and there can be methods for using these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Skalitzky, Stephen B. Leonard, Jeffrey L. Harwig, Steven C. Shirley, Richard L. Norwood, Fuk Yuen Cheng, Zhi Bin Wen, Jian Shi, Robert J. Kopanic
  • Publication number: 20110232671
    Abstract: A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55° C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Christophe Jacob, Rodney J. Duffin, Peter Murphy
  • Patent number: 7980776
    Abstract: A heated mascara device having a mascara container housing a mascara formulation and a mascara applicator having an applicator head control heated by a heating system, the heating system turning on when the mascara applicator is disengaged from the mascara container and turning off when the mascara applicator is engaged with the mascara container. The applicator head has two sets of lined tooth protruding from a casing of the applicator head, a first set of a single combing toothed strip for combing the eyelashes and a second set of a plurality of lined applicator toothed strips for applying the mascara to the eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Yong Hoon Cho
  • Patent number: 7963711
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device comprising: a body; a block of fluidizable substance that is stationary relative to the body while the substance is in the solid state, said block of substance projecting beyond the body to define at least one surface serving as an applicator surface; and a reshaper member for reshaping the applicator surface, said reshaper member being positionable on the body to co-operate therewith to define at least one cavity into which the substance can flow when fluidized by supplying heat, the substance retaining the shape of the cavity when it returns to the solid state after cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret