Supply Container And Independent Applicator Patents (Class 401/118)
  • Patent number: 9730502
    Abstract: An applicator device that includes a tube member having an elongated body with outer surface, a first end and an opposed second end and an applicator member attached to a portion of the outer surface of the elongated body of the tube member and extending around the circumference of the tube member, the applicator member including a plurality of flexible frustoconical tendrils projecting outward from the outer surface of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Eman Naura
  • Patent number: 9456681
    Abstract: A toothbrush has one or two part-spherical pockets formed in the brush surface. Balls or pellets of matching shape of dehydrated toothpaste are placed in the depressions, the brush is wetted and the pellets turn to a gel, ready for brushing. The pellets may be of various colors and flavors to entice children to brush their teeth and may be dispensed from a storage chamber carried in the tooth brush handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Joshua D. Atkin
  • Patent number: 9057042
    Abstract: A method of laundering fabrics that is intuitive for the customer, ensures good penetration of the liquid laundry detergent composition into a stain, particularly greasy stain, and is suitable for washing delicate fabrics, particularly at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William John Davis, David James McNeill, Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Van Den Bergh, Katrien Andrea Tony Hellings
  • 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: 20150086257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle, more particularly a bottle for a cosmetic product, to an associated manufacturing method and to an applicator assembly comprising such a receptacle. The invention relates in particular to a receptacle, more particularly a bottle, for a cosmetic product, said receptacle comprising a body forming a container and an intermediate part forming a reservoir, which is capable of containing the cosmetic product and of sliding within said container so as to move with an applicator of said product, under the effect of the viscosity of said product, when said applicator is removed from said reservoir and/or when said applicator is inserted into said reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Publication number: 20150071695
    Abstract: A wire core brush, preferably in the form of a cosmetic or mascara applicator, having bristle-forming elements held between at least two wires that are twisted together, forming bristles arranged essentially along at least one helix, between which a helical open space is provided, characterized in that the helical open space is partially filled by a film strip, which wraps around circumference surface shared by the wires that are twisted together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Kamm
  • Publication number: 20150055999
    Abstract: A foldable cosmetic implement may include a first portion pivotably coupled to a second portion. An applicator may be coupled to the first portion opposite a connection of the first portion to the second portion. The cosmetic implement may be movable between a stored state and an extended state. The first portion may be at least partially enclosed in a receptacle of the second portion when the cosmetic implement is in the stored state. The cosmetic implement may include a locking mechanism to retain the implement in the stored state. The locking mechanism may be actuated by squeezing first and second sides of the second portion towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Publication number: 20150055998
    Abstract: A cosmetic implement includes a handle with an applicator coupled to a handle and a detachable receptacle coupled to the handle. The applicator and receptacle may be coupled to a same end of the handle or opposite ends of the handle. In some examples, the applicator may be retractable into the handle which serves as a housing. In some examples, the applicator may extend or retract corresponding to the removal or attaching of the detachable receptacle. In some examples, a cap may be coupled to the handle to serve as a housing for the applicator. In some examples, the cap may be disposed between the handle and the detachable receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim, Megan Rene Langdon
  • Patent number: 8961050
    Abstract: A filtered fluid pump spray dispenser and applicator assembly includes a container having a pump spray mechanism connected to a fluid feed tube immersed in a fluid to be dispensed. The open end of the fluid feed tube is covered by a porous and permeable filter, which filters particulate matter from the fluid during spray mode fluid dispensing. The pump mechanism and fluid feed tube may be removed, and fluid contained in the filter applied directly to a surface in direct application mode fluid dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: RMI Polymers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry S. Chesson
  • Publication number: 20150050063
    Abstract: A brush (1) is described, in particular for applying fluid products on nails such as drugs or cosmetics, comprising at least one plurality of flexible blades (3), such blades (3) of a first plurality being mutually radially arranged along at least one first circular perimeter (C), such blades (3) being radially surrounded by at least one perimeter containing rib (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Bisio Progetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150000692
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a cosmetic apparatus. More particularly, the invention encompasses an accessory sleeve for a cosmetic item. The present invention is also directed to a novel lock-in cosmetic accessory sleeve. The accessory sleeve has a first opening to securely and releaseably accommodate a first cosmetic container, and a second opening to securely and releaseably accommodate a second cosmetic container. The accessory sleeve and/or the containers have at least one releaseable engagement means to securely hold each to the other. The lock-in cosmetic accessory sleeve has at least one engageable and/or constriction means to engage with and securely, and releaseably, hold a first cosmetic container at a first open end, and/or to engage with and securely, and releaseably, hold a second cosmetic container at a second open end. The constriction means could be at least one leaf spring type means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Katie Marguerite Irving, Timothy Martin Irving
  • Patent number: 8894311
    Abstract: An applicator for eyeliner having a stem and an applicator endpiece carried by the stem, the endpiece being of elongate shape along a longitudinal axis and including a flexible zone that deforms while the applicator is in use and that has first and second dimensions dx and dy respectively along first and second axes that are perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the endpiece, the first and second dimensions dx and dy being substantially equal; the endpiece including a head extending the flexible zone, the head being connected to the remainder of the endpiece solely via the flexible zone, the head being flat in a plane containing the longitudinal axis and the second axis, and measured parallel to the second axis having a maximum width that is greater than the second dimension dy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8863787
    Abstract: A paint dispensing nozzle arrangement for dispensing paint into a paint applicator, the paint applicator having a base plate, an interface material to allow the paint to adhere to the base plate, and a removable paint mold, the nozzle arrangement comprising a dispensing nozzle for dispensing paint into the paint mold, and a displacement member, the displacement member arranged relative to the dispensing nozzle such that the nozzle can dispense paint into the paint mold without coming into contact with the interface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Owen Anthony Garrigan
  • Publication number: 20140286887
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cosmetic compositions comprising at least one hydrocarbon film-forming polymer, at least one silicone film-forming polymer, at least one microcrystalline wax, present in an amount ranging from about 4% to less than or equal to 8% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, and at least one volatile solvent. Also disclosed herein are methods for making up and/or enhancing the appearance of keratinous fibers comprising applying said compositions to the keratinous fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Ashlee SANDLER, Angeles FONOLLA-MORENO
  • Publication number: 20140272096
    Abstract: Kits and methods are provided for revealing a hidden element of an article. The article has printing thereon using a combination of visible ink materials and colorless ink materials. An activating solution is applied to a body part using an applicator. The body part is then contacted with the article. The activating solution causes the colorless ink materials to become visible thereby revealing a portion of the hidden element. The portion of the hidden element is revealed in a shape corresponding to the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: STEPHEN DREW GLASSCOCK, JODI ANN ABBOTT, JENNIFER RICHARDS GARBOS, ROBERT EUGENE LANGLEY, LUIS RODRIGO PINEIRO
  • Publication number: 20140270895
    Abstract: A spread container (2) includes a housing (6) configured to contain a spreadable material (4), a knife member (8) attached to or integrated into the housing (6), where the knife member (8) is configured to spread the spreadable material (4). The spread container (2) has a sealed opening (10) sealed by a seal (12), which opening (10) is configured to be opened by squeezing or pressing at least a portion of the housing (6) in such a manner that the spreadable material (4) can be dispensed through the opening (10). The opening (10) is arranged in such a way that the spreadable material (4) is dispensed onto the knife member (8) and flows in a direction towards the distal end (14) of the knife member (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NOVOPACK APS
    Inventors: Lasse Nørgaard Andersen, Birgitte Madsen, Daniel Amkær Sørensen, Martin Dyreborg Hansen, Lone Brit Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8757912
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Publication number: 20140170321
    Abstract: An artificial fingerprinting solution that includes a heated blend of glyceryl trioleate and artificial sebum configured to approximate the fingerprint oil of a human. The artificial fingerprinting solution may also be included in a kit that also includes an artificial fingerprint stamp that has an artificial fingerprint transfer member that imitates a human fingerprint and is capable of receiving and holding at least a portion of the artificial fingerprint solution when the artificial fingerprinting transfer member contacts the artificial fingerprint solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: LAKSHYA J. DEKA, YEN-HSI LIN, LISA R. SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20140142489
    Abstract: A two-part sterilant system comprises a first part comprising a first reagent in a carrier medium and a second part which is miscible with the first part and which comprises a second reagent in a carrier medium. The first reagent and the second reagent will react when mixed to provide a sterilising composition. The first part is contained in a pump dispenser (2) whereby it may be dispensed as a fluid, and the second part is absorbed or impregnated in at least one fabric member (18) in a sealed container (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: TRISTEL PLC
    Inventor: Bruce Philip Green
  • Patent number: 8702636
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an ingrown nail condition is provided. The method prevents a phenol solution that is applied during a P & A procedure from coming into contact with the surrounding skin and nail bed. The device is essentially a plastic tube which comes in different lengths and widths and has a specially shaped aperture located at one end. A stick-shaped cotton applicator is inserted through the tube so as to ensure direct application of the phenol solution onto only the nail matrix. As a result, the phenol solution is prevented from coming into contact with the skin and nail bed, thereby reducing post-operative healing time, post-operative infection and post-operative pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Stern
  • Patent number: 8683642
    Abstract: A dual-functional screen cleaner has a housing unit, a cleaning body, and a cleaning liquid container. The housing unit has a first housing and a second housing opposite the first housing. The first housing and the second housing have a first housing trough and a second housing trough respectively. The second housing trough has an upper housing trough and a lower housing trough opposite the upper housing trough. The cleaning body is removably accommodated in the lower housing trough. The cleaning liquid container is located in the upper housing trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Bor Ying Corporation
    Inventor: Jin-Sheng Weng
  • Patent number: 8651760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying a composition to human keratinous materials, the device comprising: a container (2) that is provided with a wiper member (7) and that contains a cosmetic or care-product composition (P); an applicator (3) for applying the composition contained in the container, the applicator comprising: an applicator member (5) for applying the composition; a handle (6); and a stem (4) that connects the applicator member to the handle, the stem extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and including a visible portion that presents a cross-section that varies over more than half of its length (l), and that passes through at least one maximum (M) that is situated at a non-zero distance from the ends (4a, 4g) of the visible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20140003856
    Abstract: Composition for making up the eyelashes or eyebrows, kit and method for removing make-up A subject-matter of the present invention is a composition for making up keratinous fibres, comprising: at least one compound or a mixture of compounds capable of conferring, on the said composition, a dmax threading nature of greater than or equal to 5 mm, at least one noncyclic silicone oil exhibiting a viscosity at 25° C. of less than or equal to 300 cSt. Another subject-matter of the present invention is a method for making up keratinous fibres and also a packaging and applicational combination for a composition for making up keratinous fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Karl Pays, Claudia Barba, Carole Le Merrer
  • Publication number: 20130315646
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic unit, in particular a mascara unit, having a reservoir for containing a cosmetic and having a cosmetic applicator for applying the cosmetic, in which the cosmetic applicator can be inserted into the reservoir so that it is loaded with the cosmetic contained in the reservoir, wherein at least one wall section of the reservoir is elastically embodied so that by exerting pressure on the above-mentioned region, a significant portion of the stored cosmetic can be pushed out of a reservoir region that is farther from the applicator into a reservoir region that is closer to the applicator; the region closer to the applicator is separated from the region farther from the applicator by means of a partition wall that has a plurality of through openings spaced apart from one another through which the cosmetic can be pushed into the region closer to the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Stredak, Manuela Geuther
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8540447
    Abstract: A device for applying a fluid, gel-like, pasty or powder product, in particular a cosmetic product, comprising an applicator held on a wand, a container for storing the product and for receiving the applicator in a rest position, and a wiper which in the rest position surrounds the wand in an annular shape in a contact region and bears thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventors: Reinhard Bauer, Rainer Gaebler
  • Publication number: 20130243513
    Abstract: Packaging for a consumer healthcare product that may be applied with an applicator sold with the packaging. The applicator is configured to mate with and thereby to be coupled with a portion of the packaging. The portion of the packaging to which the applicator is coupled may be a rigid portion and/or a stock item. In one embodiment, the applicator has a coupling element that extends around a cap of the packaging to couple the applicator to the cap in a substantially secure manner. The applicator may specifically be designed for manipulation by the user's fingers, and may be ergonomically formed to facilitate manipulation and use thereof by application of finger pressure (e.g., pressure from the user's index finger) thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, Emanuel Peter Morano
  • Patent number: 8506898
    Abstract: A kit is provided for gathering biological specimens. The kit generally comprises a self-contained specimen gathering device including a protective housing and a preservation solution. Also provided is a method of gathering specimens and a holistic method of deterring crime using the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Perez Forensic Strategies, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent I. Perez
  • Publication number: 20130136522
    Abstract: A liquid cartridge includes a liquid accommodating unit, a delivery channel, a valve, and a locking mechanism. The liquid accommodating unit is configured to accommodate liquid. The delivery channel is configured to discharge the liquid outside. The delivery channel is in fluid communication with the liquid accommodating unit. The valve includes a valve body provided in the delivery channel. The valve body is configured to selectively move between a closed position where the delivery channel is closed and an open position where the delivery channel is open. The locking mechanism includes a locking member configured to selectively move between a locking position to prevent the valve body positioned at the closed position from moving to the open position and a disengaged position to allow the valve body positioned at the closed position to move to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikio HIRANO, Noritsugu ITO
  • Patent number: 8425133
    Abstract: The fluid-dispensing system is used in a personal care appliance, such as a power toothbrush. The dispensing system includes a strip of discrete, fluid-containing packets, a compressible sealing member and a hollow needle for puncturing the packets, the hollow needle being connected to a workpiece such as a brushhead via a connecting line. An actuation assembly includes a piston which moves successive packets against the sealing member, initially sealing the packet thereto. Further pressure results in compression of the sealing member and puncturing of the packet by the needle, with fluid being forced by piston pressure from the packet into the hollow needle and then to the connecting line for delivery to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Gerardus Joannes Henricus Roddeman, Johannes Cornelius Antonius Muller, Dannis Michel Brouwer, Fridtjof Bremer, Robert Cornelis Henricus Boereboom
  • Publication number: 20130028650
    Abstract: Disclosed are mascara compositions containing a first acrylates copolymer having a relatively low glass transition temperature (Tg) which is less than about 0° C., a second acrylates copolymer having a relatively high glass transition temperature which is between about 0° C. and less than about 60° C., wherein a mixture of the first and second acrylates copolymers has a Tg less than about 20° C., and a solvent. Also disclosed are methods for making the mascara and applying them to keratinous tissue such as eyelashes in order to enhance their appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: L'Oreal
  • Publication number: 20130014778
    Abstract: In cosmetic equipment, the combination comprising, a support receptacle containing a chamber, a cosmetic device at least partly concealed in stored position in the chamber, a pusher to controllably displace the device from stored position so that at least a portion of the device protrudes from the chamber and is presented for use, a handle carried by and movable relative to the support receptacle to controllably displace the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120321368
    Abstract: An airless pump includes a storage unit having inner and outer shells. A head is fastened to the storage unit, wherein the head has a fastening groove and a nozzle. An application unit has the form of a brush and is fastened into the fastening groove so as to allow the content to be applied onto the skin. An airless pump is provided inside the head and connects the storage unit and the nozzle. The airless pump converts the direction of power that has been produced when an operation button is pushed, from the horizontal direction to the vertical direction in order to pump the content from the inner shell. A nozzle opening/closing unit is disposed between the airless pump and the nozzle in order to open/close the nozzle in the same stroke as an operation of the airless pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TOLY KOREA, INC.
    Inventor: Jun-Kuk Lim
  • Publication number: 20120312315
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20120301206
    Abstract: The present invention generally is an adjustable applicator employed for application of a cosmetic or a care product such as for application of mascara, coloring strands of hair, for dental flossing or for applying pharmaceuticals or cleaning agents. The invention discloses an adjustable applicator comprising an applicator element having a bore, a filament wherein the filament is housed inside the bore of the applicator element and a clasping means wherein the applicator element angularly deforms when a force is applied on the clasping means such that the angular deformation occurs on the radial axis of the applicator element. Also disclosed is a device for packaging and dispensing a substance comprising said adjustable applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20120294664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (2) for applying a composition (P) to the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, the device including a molded applicator member (8) comprising: a core (10) having a longitudinal axis (X); and rows of teeth that are carried by the core (10), preferably at least five rows, two teeth belonging to two consecutive rows not being parallel, the outside surface of at least one segment of the core (10) including only one toothless portion, or only two toothless portions that are situated substantially opposite each other, the or each toothless portion being of angular extent lying in the range 75° to 110° around said longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8313261
    Abstract: A nail polish bottle holder device for adjustably supporting and tilting a bottle of nail polish providing a non-slip base having an outside edge and a pivotable stand permanently attached near the outside edge. The stand has a hollow cylindrical pivotal attachment pivotally attached thereto, an extender arm extending inside the pivotal attachment, and a holding ring pivotally attached to the extender arm. The substantially toroid-shaped holding ring has a flat non-slip internal wall. The internal wall, as well as the base, may be formed from cork, rubber, or high-density foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Connie Mah
  • Publication number: 20120257920
    Abstract: An oral care dispenser and oral care system incorporating the system that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of the subject fluid to the desired oral surfaces. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing and is defined by a polygonal perimeter edge, the polygonal perimeter edge comprising a plurality of apex portions and a plurality of side portions, wherein one of the plurality of side portions forms a distal most-portion of the resilient applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Colgale-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Joseph E. Fattori
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120224909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mechanism for efficiently supplying paint to a roller or brush, formed by a suction/discharge pump including a deep cavity (1). The pump includes two externally threaded cylindrically-hollow extensions (5 and 5?) which are located diagonally opposite one another in relation to the cavity (1) and serve as connectors for attaching accessories, such as, for example, a brush, roller handle or hose. The lower extension (5) includes a narrow channel (7) which is connected to the cavity (1) and the other end of which is connected to a wide channel (6) into which is inserted a first valve (8) having a duckbill-shaped nozzle, made from a deformation-resistant material. The upper section (5?) has a similar structure to the lower section (5), but differs in that, instead of having a wide channel (6), this section ends in a tip (15) of equal thickness to that of the wide end (9) of the male connector, so that a second valve (8?) having a duckbill-shaped nozzle can be mounted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos Saravia Castillon
  • Patent number: 8226313
    Abstract: An applicator device for a loose substance, in particular a cosmetic substance such as a cosmetic powder, comprising at least one housing having a storage compartment for the substance and a handle portion on which is disposed an applicator which in the closed condition of the applicator device is arranged in the interior of the housing in the direction of the storage compartment, wherein a wall of the storage compartment, that is towards the applicator, includes passageways for the loose substance, and devices for producing at least one impact on at least one part of the storage compartment so that a part of the loose substance can be loaded on to the applicator through the permeable wall of the storage compartment by metering impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Brendel, Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 8220469
    Abstract: A hair highlighting applicator nozzle comprises a cap adapted to be removably mounted to an open end of a flexible container for holding a hair coloring fluid therein. A mechanism is for distributing the hair coloring fluid onto the hair. The distributing mechanism is retained to the cap and is in fluid communication with the flexible container. When the flexible container is squeezed the hair coloring fluid will be forced through the distributing mechanism and applied onto the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Rose Spagnuolo
  • Patent number: 8152399
    Abstract: The invention is a device for packaging and applying a product. The device includes a receptacle for containing the product and an applicator including a rod provided at one end with an application element. The receptacle further has a tubular body with a movable piston guided axially in the tubular body wherein the piston has a passage opening for the application element. The applicator includes an axial stop protruding radially relative to the rod and is capable of being in abutment against the piston. The stop can be retracted radially in order to allow it to pass through the passage opening of the piston and includes at least one orifice for the passage of air when the stop is in abutment against the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Leandre Lasfargues, Nicolas Albisetti
  • 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: 8109387
    Abstract: A device for applying a liquid, pasty or other flowable substance includes a pack with a receiving section comprising a wet portion for receiving the substance and a closure section defining a dry portion. The closure section is separated from the receiving section by a tear line. The wet portion is separated from the dry portion by means of a separation element comprising an orifice closed off by a closure element which is releasable from the separation element after tearing open the pack along the tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Publication number: 20120003028
    Abstract: A first apparatus includes a base, a plurality of stems, each stem having a first end retained by the base and a second end opposite the first end. Each stem is movable between a withdrawn position and an extended position with respect to the base, such that the second end projects from the base when the stem is in the extended position. Flexible tips are attached respectively to the second ends of the stems. A second apparatus includes a storage vessel, a cup dimensioned to receive the flexible tips of the first apparatus, and a dispensing mechanism linking the storage vessel to the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Howard Beaty, Payton Autry Morrison, SR.
  • Patent number: 8074665
    Abstract: A cosmetics container for storing and applying a cosmetic product is provided. In one embodiment, a cosmetics container includes a container body having an opening and a double walled cavity and a cap wherein the cap accommodates an applicator by way of a biasing means wherein said applicator includes a rod and an applicator element connected to a first end of the rod, and wherein said double walled cavity is closed by the rod when the applicator is mounted on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Iti Seth, Rahul Bose, Koushik Kohli
  • Patent number: 8075850
    Abstract: A specimen collection apparatus and method is provided that allows for obtaining a specimen of evidence from a crime scene or evidence of any event and the sequential use and transfer and analysis of such evidence in a manner which maintains a demonstrable chain of custody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jangbir S. Sangha, Todd Bille
  • Patent number: 8021065
    Abstract: An electrical mascara brush structure includes a brush body having a chamber to hold an electrical motion component at one end and a brush rod with a brush at the other end. The electrical motion component includes a first shell and a second shell fully enclosing a power supply, a motor with a rotating shaft, and a circuit board. The circuit board includes a power control element and a variable speed control element. The electrical motion component is connected with a rotary unit disposed at the external of the first shell and the second shell. The rotary unit includes external teeth which matches with receiving teeth disposed at an interior of a handle, which can activate the electrical motion component and adjust the speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Jia Hsing Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lan Lou
  • Publication number: 20110200381
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Bylsma, Steve O. Mork, David W. Baarman, Thomas A. Niezgoda, Jesse Leverett