With Means For Removing Surplus Material From Tool Patents (Class 401/121)
  • Patent number: 9033604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a composition to keratinous fibers, in particular the eyelashes or the eyebrows, the applicator including a stem having a longitudinal axis and including at least one elastically-deformable flexible portion that is suitable for flexing during application and/or wiping; and an applicator element that is fastened to the stem and that includes a twisted wire core and bristles that extend transversally to the longitudinal axis of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8926206
    Abstract: An applicator-equipped container capable of rubbing off extra contents when extracting the applicator from a container body and of preventing pressure of the inner portion of the container body from excessively increasing when inserting the applicator is provided. The applicator-equipped container includes: a container body that contains contents; an applicator that is inserted in the container body from an inlet of the container body; and an annular wiping piece that is disposed in the container body, and is elastically deformable so that the rod of the applicator is inserted into an inner periphery of the wiping piece is rubbed to and comes into contact with the outer periphery of a rod, wherein a protrusion protruding to the inside of an inner edge of the wiping piece is provided in the inner periphery of the wiping piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Satoshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8894308
    Abstract: A wiper for wiping off a pincer-like cosmetics applicator, the wiper comprising a substantially sleeve-shaped wiper body for mounting in a container neck. The passage for the cosmetics applicator formed inside the wiper body is divided, at least in some areas, by a dividing wall into two passage portions extending next to one another, each of which is able to accommodate a part of the cosmetics applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Geka GmbH
    Inventors: Manuela Geuther, Werner Fischer
  • Patent number: 8888392
    Abstract: A wiper member used in a container for packaging and dispensing cosmetic or care products. The wiper member comprises a housing wherein said housing is having at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one sidewall takes up a wiping configuration and a non-wiping configuration when a component is caused to travel through the housing. In the non-wiping configuration, a lower portion of the at least one sidewall is in an unfolded position and in the wiping configuration, the lower portion of the at least one sidewall folds inwardly upon itself into said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Manisha Kohli, Koushik Kohli
  • Publication number: 20140290681
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a wiper which can be easily inserted into neck of a cosmetic container. The wiper is fabricated from elastomeric material and comprises a plurality of collapsible members configured to collapse horizontally on an exterior surface of the wiper when under stress. The plurality of collapsible members also serves as locking features by which it can be retained in the container neck. The wiper of the present invention can be particularly advantageous for use in the field of cosmetics, especially fluid cosmetic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Smita Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20140234007
    Abstract: A spouting-type cosmetic container. The spouting-type cosmetic container is disclosed. The container includes: a main container provided with an opening; a pipette tube spouting cosmetic; a cap unit detachably installed to the opening of the main container and including an inner cap and an outer cap encasing the inner cap; an up/down button installed to the upper side of the outer cap to move up and down for a preset stroke and having cam holes formed on the side wall to face the cams; a piston fixed to the lower side of the up/down button to move up and down with the up/down button; and an elastic member elastically reacting to move the up/down button and the piston upward and to spout the cosmetic accommodated in the main container out. Preset amount of cosmetic may be discharged and user's convenience may be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20140147188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for packaging and applying a product, including a container intended for containing said product and having a neck and a bottom, the neck extending along a longitudinal axis; a product application assembly including a closing element suitable for closing the container and a product application secured to said closing element and intended for being inserted in said container in order to be loaded with the product to be applied; a retaining device suitable for retaining said application assembly on said container, and movable mounted between an operative configuration in which the application assembly is retained on the container, and an inoperative configuration in which the application assembly can be removed from the container; a resilient element provided such as to adopt a stressed configuration when the retaining device is in the operative configuration thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Emmanuel Lefol
  • Patent number: 8721210
    Abstract: A multi-layered wiper for removing a product (e.g., a cosmetic product) from an applicator. The multi-layered wiper comprises a wiping body having a wiping face, an acute wiping tip, and vertical slits, formed of a first material, over-molded to a retention body, formed of another material harder than the first material. By virtue of having a multi-layered wiper comprising a wiping body, formed of a first material, over-molded to a retention body, formed of another material, harder than the first material, the multi-layered wiper is capable of providing exceptional installation characteristics, while simultaneously providing exceptional wiping characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventor: Robert John Wilczynski
  • Publication number: 20140099152
    Abstract: A mascara application system includes an applicator for mascara and a mascara container. The applicator may include two brushes, and have a reverse tweezers arrangement, by which the brushes may be spaced apart from one another when pressure is applied to a handle portion of the applicator, and the brushes may be positioned adjacent to one another when no pressure is applied to the handle portion. An optional applicator container may hold a handle portion of the applicator, while enabling its actuation to operate the applicator. The mascara container, which holds mascara and is configured to receive the brushes, may include a separate portal for each brush, as well as a squeegee or other element for removing excess mascara from each brush. Methods for applying mascara to lashes are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: LASH DUET, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa Hatch
  • Patent number: 8690466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper for wiping a cosmetics applicator upon withdrawing the same from a storage chamber filled with a cosmetic to be applied, comprising a wiper section and a holding section for fixing the wiper on a storage container, wherein, at least in some areas between the wiper section and the holding section, a functional section is disposed having a screen structure of several passage openings that are disposed immediately next to one another, which connects the storage chamber with the wiper antechamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Von Jan
  • Patent number: 8662777
    Abstract: A packaging item for a product includes a receptacle with a wide opening at which is mounted a plate carrying at least two wiping members. The plate is movably mounted on the receptacle so that each wiping member can occupy different positions in the opening of the receptacle. The positions allow product to be removed with an applicator from the different zones of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8517621
    Abstract: Packages are provided including an applicator that engages with a wiper of a container in a manner such that the applicator and wiper are capable of rotating together in relation to the container. The package also includes a cap configured to fit over the applicator when the applicator is engaged with the wiper element. The cap is engaged with the wiper such that the wiper is caused to rotate when the cap is rotated, screwed onto, and/or unscrewed from, the container, thereby moving the applicator element in a rotational motion in the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ornoski, Marisol Simard
  • Patent number: 8430587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device comprising: a base comprising: an applicator configured to spread a cosmetic product over a bodily application surface, a member for supporting the applicator comprising a relief, a tube capable of surrounding the applicator, said base being able to be moved relative to the tube between a high position and a low position, said tube defining a path for the sliding of the supporting member comprising a plurality of irregularities against which said relief of the supporting member is able to slide so as to create a jump of the applicator, said sliding path comprising a sliding edge suitable for guiding the movement of the base from its low position to its high position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 8409358
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning a personal care applicator, particularly an applicator for a product that is subject to dry out. In some embodiments, the invention is implemented as a reusable cleaning tool. In other embodiments, the invention is implemented as a disposable, single-use or limited use cleaning tool. The tool comprises a relatively flat body having first and second exterior surfaces, and one or more cleaning regions that extend through the body. As an applicator is drawn through the cleaning region, dried out product is scraped off the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, William Robert Bickford
  • Publication number: 20120328353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device (1) for a liquid or semi-liquid product contained in a receptacle (B), where the application device (1) comprises an adjusting screw (3), an applicator brush (2) and a sleeve (4). By means of the adjusting screw (3), the applicator brush's (2) position in the longitudinal direction of the sleeve (4) can be controlled, whereby the application device's (1) applicator element (21) is brought into contact with the liquid or semi-liquid product contained in the receptacle (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: ELECAPE AS
    Inventors: Siv-Rita Svendsen, Lene Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8231297
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser with a bottle and an applicator wand retained for slidable extension and retraction relative to the bottle. The applicator wand can be slid from a retracted position wherein a cosmetic applicator is retained within the bottle and an extended position wherein the cosmetic applicator projects through an aperture at a distal end of the bottle. A lateral dividing structure, which can be formed by an adapter insert and a rear seal, slidably receives the applicator wand and divides the inner volume of the bottle into a distal inner volume and a proximal inner volume. A laterally disposed distal wiping wiper with a plurality of radial slits can wipe a distal end of the cosmetic applicator, and a side wiping wiper with an inner throat can wipe a peripheral portion of the cosmetic applicator. A cap with a plug can matingly engage the side wiping wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond P. Legassie, Thomas F. Holloway, Frederick J. Dobbins, Stephen G. Dudienski
  • Patent number: 8221015
    Abstract: Device for packaging and applying a substance, the device including a receptacle for containing the substance, an applicator member, and a wiper member secured to the receptacle to wipe the applicator member as the applicator member leaves the receptacle. The wiper member includes at least one undulating wiper lip with a radially inner free edge defining the orifice through which the applicator member passes. The undulations of the wiper lip enabling the wiper lip to deploy under thrust from the applicator member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8221013
    Abstract: The makeup device in particular for making up the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, comprises a reservoir an applicator and a wiper comprising bellows and scrapers projecting from the bellows for the purpose of scraping the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventor: Christian Salciarini
  • Publication number: 20120170965
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device comprising a carrier having an application organ covering, which includes a plurality of application organs. At least one application organ has, along its longitudinal extent, at least one first section closer to the carrier and at least one second section more distant from the carrier, and at least one section of the application organ has a curved central longitudinal axis. Central longitudinal axes or their end tangents of the first and second sections, in a transitional zone from the first to the second section, converge in at least one projection onto a sectional plane through the application organ so as to form a bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Daniela Kulik, Christine Pillipp
  • Patent number: 8210216
    Abstract: A paint supplying system and apparatus for delivering paint to a container system from a supply of paint at a remote location by a paint delivery system to permit application of the paint delivered to the container by a separate coating implement is provided. The container system includes a vessel having a bottom and a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall and the bottom define an open interior space. A connector includes a body with opposed first and second ends, a first port on the first end, a second port on the second end, and a through passage connecting the first and second ports, the body being attached at the first end to the bottom such that the first port is in fluid communication with the open interior space, and connectable at the second end to the hand wand such that the second port is in fluid communication with the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ball
  • Patent number: 8206049
    Abstract: A packaging item for a cosmetic product includes a receptacle provided with an opening and a plate mounted on the receptacle and carrying at least one wiping member, the wiping member being displaceable in a slot or a port of the plate to occupy different positions in the opening of the receptacle, the positions allowing product to be removed with an applicator from different zones of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 8142093
    Abstract: A wiper device for containers of cosmetic products comprises a wiper element (10) to be mounted in a casing (2) of a container (1) for cosmetic products and designed to come into contact with an applicator (6) housed in the casing (2), at least during pulling out of the applicator (6) from the casing (2). The wiper device further comprises means (11) for engagement of the wiper element (10) with the casing (2) and at least one seal (12) to be installed close to an opening (3) of the casing (2) and adapted for abutment against a closing cap (4) of the container (1), to ensure hermetic tightness of the container (1) and avoid escape of the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brivaplast S.R.L.
    Inventor: Stefano Vanoncini
  • Publication number: 20120045268
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for cosmetics, in particular a mascara applicator, having an applicator device embodied in the form of a fan, and applicator elements constituting the fan are movable from a first fan position into a second fan position and/or vice versa, with the applicator elements being folded-in closer to one another or fanned-out farther from one another in the second fan position than they are in the first fan position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Manuela GEUTHER, Erwin SCHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20120009003
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a substance to a fringe of eyelashes or eyebrows, may include a stem, a support associated with the stem and extending along a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of applicator elements extending from the support substantially transversely relative to the longitudinal axis. The applicator elements may extend over a distance along the longitudinal axis of the support such that when the longitudinal axis extends substantially tangentially to the fringe, the applicator elements can at most come into contact simultaneously with no more than one-fourth of the eyelashes or the eyebrows of the fringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. GUERET
  • Patent number: 8079768
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering paint to a paint roller directly from a paint can with a compartment for holding a paint brush which comprises a housing. A mechanism is for securing the housing to an exterior surface of a cylindrical side wall of the paint can. A roller wiper component is also provided. Another mechanism is for mounting the roller wiper component on the housing to extend over the paint can. After a roller cover of the paint roller is charged with paint contained in the paint can, excessive paint on the roller cover of the paint roller will be removed therefrom by the roller wiper component to safely drip back into the paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20110250005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper for wiping a cosmetics applicator upon withdrawing the same from a storage chamber filled with a cosmetic to be applied, comprising a wiper section and a holding section for fixing the wiper on a storage container, wherein, at least in some areas between the wiper section and the holding section, a functional section is disposed having a screen structure of several passage openings that are disposed immediately next to one another, which connects the storage chamber with the wiper antechamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: Martin VON JAN
  • Patent number: 8021066
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a product. According to an advantageous example, the device includes a container for storing the product, a product applicator including a rotating component capable of being inserted into the container in order to be loaded with product and capable of applying the product removed onto an application surface. The device further includes a member for capping the container that bears the applicator and an applicator wiping member. The wiping member can include, for example, a flat surface against which the rotating component rolls along. The invention can be particularly advantageous, for example, in packaging and applying a cosmetic or care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 7967519
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a substance includes: a receptacle for containing a substance; an applicator including an applicator element; and a wiper member for wiping the applicator element, wherein the wiper member includes a longitudinally split annular portion having a wall including at least one slot extending to a free end of the wiper member, the slot passing through an entire thickness of the wall. The split portion may have, in a plane in which an inside cross-section thereof is at a minimum, an outside cross-section that is greater than a maximum cross-section of the applicator element. The split portion deforms radially outward when the applicator element passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20110088712
    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: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: LEO CLIFFORD PIRES, Roger HWANG, Rahul BOSE, Abhisek BASAK, Shourya ASTHANA, Koushik Kohli, Santosh Mohapatra
  • Publication number: 20110020047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chambers having a unit for safely separating a cap, the multi chambers including: a chamber body that separates and receives one or more liquid; a plurality of brush rods that are immersed in each chamber of the chamber body; a cap that selectively takes out any one selected from the plurality of brush rods received in the case body; and a unit for safely separating a cap that is coupled with the lower part of the cap in an idle state and has its lower end screw-connected with the upper side of the case body. The present invention according to the above configuration separates and receives one or more liquid into one chamber, selectively select brush rods immersed in each liquid using the cap coupled with the upper end of the chamber, and safely and smoothly separate and take out the brush rod from the chamber body using the unit for safely separating a cap without the splashing phenomenon, thereby making it possible to improve the feeling of use and the product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tae Jin KIM
  • Patent number: 7874754
    Abstract: A drip containing one-piece container for use with a fast curing solvent welding liquid, wherein the container comprises a body, a top, a first and second wall end, and a bottom. The container further comprises a neck, a dauber cap, at least two extensions, and a wiper disposed between the extensions. The dauber cap further comprises a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the fast curing solvent welding liquid through an openings and the wiper removes portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid allowing the fast curing solvent welding liquid to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7854560
    Abstract: An adhesive container for use with a liquid adhesive, wherein the container comprises a body, a bottom, a side wall and a top. The container can include a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the liquid adhesive through at least one opening and the wiper removes portions of the liquid adhesive allowing the liquid adhesive to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the liquid adhesive from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7854561
    Abstract: Removable two piece drip containing lids for sealing one or more liquid holding container having a neck and a neck opening are provided. The removable two piece drip containing lid can include a wiper lid portion having a central opening and a cap portion. The wiper lid portion can include a wiper housing for engaging the outside of the neck; an extension secured to an inner portion of the wiper housing; a wiper connected to at least a portion of the extension. The cap portion can be connected to the wiper lid portion. The cap portion can include an applicator cap; a stem connected to the applicator cap and an applicator connected to the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7824121
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device may include a receptacle for containing a composition to be applied and an applicator including an applicator element that is configured to be inserted into the receptacle for taking the composition. The receptacle may include a body and a movable system that is movable inside the body. The movable system may include a wiper member that includes only one opening through which the applicator element passes while the applicator element is being inserted into the receptacle, the movable system being configured so as to move in a generally unidirectional manner toward a bottom of the receptacle under an effect of a force exerted by the applicator while the applicator is being inserted into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Marc Ramet, Daniel Crosnier, Christiane Crosnier, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20100239352
    Abstract: A makeup applicator is provided. The applicator includes a main body, a holding portion, a cushion sleeve, a shaft, a covering ring, an applying element and a rotating rod. The main body includes a vibration motor assembly and a case, the holding portion covers the vibration motor assembly, and the cushion sleeve is sandwiched between the main body and the holding portion. Therefore, the applying element can be driven to vibrate and rotate steadily by the vibration motor assembly no matter where the user holds the holding portion, which facilitates the user's makeup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jung-Hui HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100236567
    Abstract: Disclosed are a dispenser and related methods for dispensing substances having fluid or liquid, semi-liquid, quasi-liquid, or paste-like properties (e.g., mascara, lip moisturizer, or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Craig Carroll, Steve Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20100129132
    Abstract: The present invention generally is a wiper for a container for dispensing and dispensing cosmetic or care products. More particularly, the invention relates to a wiper member that is novel and inventive by way of its construction such that it prevents air from getting pumped/entrapped inside the container during usage. There is provided a wiper member that helps in increasing the life of the product by allowing it to remain in its original fluid state and prevents drying out of the product. Further, the wiper member by virtue of its internal configuration results in efficient wiping of the applicator element and at the same time provides an anti-pumping action by allowing the air to pass through the air vents in it. Also disclosed is a wiper member that is able to regulate the amount of product retained on the applicator when a force is either applied or removed from its central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Iti Seth, Koushik Kohli, Rajesh Deswal, Bhavana Vashishtha
  • Publication number: 20100003064
    Abstract: A rigid single-use cosmetic container is provided wherein the basic elements, a tubular container and an applicator wand, are integrally formed as a unitary body. The wand extends inwardly from the top of the container into a product reservoir to form of an applicator end. The wand extends upwardly from the top end of the container to form a handle which may be provided in dimensions approximating the cap on a saleable package. An applicator, e.g., a brush, may be mounted on the applicator end of the wand. The container and wand are separated by a frangible connection in the top end of the container. When the frangible connection is broken, an opening is created in the top end of the container. The opening is sized to act as a wiper to remove excess product from the applicator when the wand is drawn from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Publication number: 20090317170
    Abstract: A packaging item for a product includes a receptacle with a wide opening at which is mounted a plate carrying at least two wiping members. The plate is movably mounted on the receptacle so that each wiping member can occupy different positions in the opening of the receptacle. The positions allow product to be removed with an applicator from the different zones of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Laure THIEBAUT
  • Publication number: 20090317171
    Abstract: A packaging item for a cosmetic product includes a receptacle provided with an opening and a plate mounted on the receptacle and carrying at least one wiping member, the wiping member being displaceable in a slot or a port of the plate to occupy different positions in the opening of the receptacle, the positions allowing product to be removed with an applicator from different zones of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Laure THIEBAUT
  • Publication number: 20090269120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container, wherein a proper amount of a liquid cosmetic is dispensed to a brush and then used by opening an outlet through separation of an outer cap and subsequent rise of a lift cap when a user applies make-up by dispensing the liquid cosmetic contained in the cosmetic container and the outflow of the liquid cosmetic is shut off by closing the outlet through coupling of the outer cap and subsequent lowering of the lift cap after the use of the liquid cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi Kim
  • Publication number: 20090214284
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a product to keratinous material, may include a rod and an application member fixed to one end of the rod. The application member may include a core extending from the rod and being fixed relative to the rod. The application member also may include an outer casing including a fixation zone and an application zone. The outer casing may define an inner cavity in which the core is located, and the outer casing may be fixed to one end of the rod at the fixation zone. The outer casing may be free relative to the core, at least over part of the application zone. In addition, the fixation zone of the outer casing may be fixed to the rod and to the core between portions of the rod and the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Publication number: 20090194120
    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. Also disclosed is a device for packaging and dispensing a substance comprising said adjustable applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20090194127
    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 non-centrally aligned 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. Also disclosed is a device for packaging and dispensing a substance comprising said adjustable applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20090133707
    Abstract: An applicator enables a composition to be applied to the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows. The applicator may include an applicator member including a core defining faces, and rows of applicator elements connected to the core. The rows of applicator elements may include at least a first row including applicator elements connected to the core via a respective bend portion. The applicator elements in the first row may include at least one applicator element including a main portion extending substantially parallel to a face of the core underlying and facing the main portion. The main portion may be situated between the bend portion and a free end of the at least one applicator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Publication number: 20090097900
    Abstract: A brush positioning apparatus adapted for utilization with a flexible mascara brush. The present invention permits positioning or repositioning of a flexible brush head to a desired angle while preserving the integrity of the brush's bristles through limited contact between the brush head bristles and apparatus. This limited contact minimizes deposition of product on the apparatus surface and minimizes bristle deformation while providing a clean and convenient method to position or reposition a flexible brush. A variety of structural mechanisms permit the apparatus to be utilized either as a freestanding instrument, or affixed to a typical mascara bottle that may be integrally formed as a portion of the bottle or retrofitted to existing bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Nancy S. Handler
  • Publication number: 20090071498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package/applicator (1) for mascara (M), said package/applicator comprising: a receptacle (5, 6) of axis (X?X) and a wall (6) defining an inside space, the top portion (6b) of the wall (6) being stiffened, and the bottom portion (6a) of the wall (6) being flexible and capable of being moved from an expanded position to a squeezed position; closure means (2, 3a) for temporarily closing said receptacle (5, 6); a head (4) that is mounted on a stem (3b) that is secured to closure means (2, 3a), and that is capable of being put into contact with a mascara (M) in the closed position, such that the volume defined by the bottom portion (6a) represents 15% to 60% of the total volume defined by the wall (6). Alternatively, the packaging and applicator assembly (1) is such that the major fraction of the head (4) is facing said stiffened portion (6b) perpendicularly relative to (X?X). For use in applying makeup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: L V M H Recherche
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Tranchant
  • Publication number: 20090071501
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an applicator for applying a makeup composition. The applicator includes an applicator element configured to apply the makeup composition to one of nails, eyelashes, eyebrows, skin and lips, and a vibration source causing the applicator element to vibrate. The applicator is configured to be fastened onto a receptacle containing the composition to be applied, and/or further comprises a reservoir containing the composition to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis GUERET