Straddling Or Encircling Tool During Withdrawal From Supply Patents (Class 401/122)
  • Patent number: 10441056
    Abstract: A wiper device (10) for a liquid or paste applicator (30), the wiper device comprising a tubular body (12) having an axis (X), and a plurality of blades (20) that extend from the tubular body (12) and that are arranged around the axis (X), each blade (20) comprising a proximal end (22) that is close to the tubular body, a distal end (26), and an intermediate portion (24), the wiper device being characterized in that the intermediate portion (24) of each blade is closer to the axis (X) of the tubular body (12) than are the proximal and distal ends (22, 26) of said blade (20). A liquid or paste applicator unit including such a wiper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR
    Inventors: Savine Lefevre, Francois Gautier
  • Patent number: 10413040
    Abstract: A finger insertion mascara container including a wiper having a corrugated tube formed thereon, the finger insertion mascara container being structured such that a packing is coupled to a container body, which contains mascara liquid. a wiper, which has a corrugated tube formed thereon using an elastic material, is coupled to the lower side of the packing; a finger insertion member is coupled to the inside of the wiper, which has the corrugated tube formed thereon, the finger insertion member having a finger insertion space formed therein and having a finger retaining portion formed to extend upwards; and a brush rod, which has a mascara brush, is coupled to the lower side of the finger insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hae Won Jeong, Hyun Woo Roh, Eun Sil Han
  • Patent number: 10376036
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic product applicator (10) with a core (12) having a first end, called proximal end (13), and a second free end, called distal end (16), and a plurality of protuberances (30) protruding from the core (12). The protuberances (30) are molded with the core (12) and are arranged in a plurality of rows extending in the extension direction (Y) of a sleeve (14) extending the core (12). The free ends of said protuberances (30) form two separate enclosures, a first of said enclosures having an outer bulk smaller than that of the second enclosure (E2). The number of rows, called first rows, forming the first enclosure being smaller than the number of rows, called second rows, forming the second enclosure (E2). The invention also related to an associated applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Osvaldo Uresti, Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 10117498
    Abstract: A reservoir for a cosmetic viscous or liquid product. The reservoir includes a body and a wiper, the reservoir being designed so that a cosmetic applicator, which includes a core and bristles mounted on the core, can be moved from the inside of the reservoir to the outside of the reservoir through the wiper. The wiper includes a tubular sleeve and a multiplicity of ribs disposed on the tubular sleeve. The ribs longitudinally extend along a longitudinal direction parallel to a longitudinal direction of the sleeve, and are tapered in a radial direction from the inner wall of the sleeve toward the inside of the sleeve. Moreover, the ribs are arranged on an inner wall of the sleeve and guide the bristles of the cosmetic applicator during its passage through the wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA COSMETICS AMERICA, INC
    Inventor: Volker Schrepf
  • Patent number: 10098437
    Abstract: A spuit-type container including a flocking tip having a temporary storage. A lid is coupled to an upper portion of a container body, a pressing button is mounted at an inner upper portion of the lid, a spuit bulb is formed under the pressing button to discharge and suck a cosmetic material, a spuit tube is coupled to a lower portion of the spuit bulb, a coupling part of the flocking tip is formed at a lower end portion of the spuit tube to be coupled to the flocking tip, a temporal storage is formed in the flocking tip to temporarily store the cosmetic material, and the temporal storage is formed therein with a distribution hole. The pressing and then releasing operation of the pressing button by a user operate the spuit bulb so that the spuit tube sucks the cosmetic material stored in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9961982
    Abstract: Device for packaging and applying a liquid composition comprising solid particles that are sensitive to a magnetic field, comprising a container intended to contain the composition; an applicator that is able to be mounted on the container and comprises a stem and an applicator head secured to the stem, the stem and the head being designed to be inserted into the container when the applicator is mounted on the container; and a stem cleaning member disposed in the container. The stem comprises a magnetic part that is able to generate a magnetic field suitable for attracting and keeping some of the solid particles on the stem, in a rest position, the magnetic part extending over a part of a region of the stem that extends between the head and the cleaning member when the applicator is mounted on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Marc Chevalier, Jean-Fran├žois Tranchant, Emilie Gombart, Myriam Chevalier
  • Patent number: 9756926
    Abstract: A cosmetic container allows all of the residual cosmetics remaining on the inner wall of the cosmetic container to be used by having the scraper within the container main body that receives the cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Young-chan Byun
  • Patent number: 9642442
    Abstract: A wiper which seals the container upon withdrawal of an applicator from the container. The wiper comprises an upper part and a lower part which is a sealing part, and wherein the sealing part is a self-sealing resilient structure. In a closed state of the sealing part, the sealing part forms a seal at a distal end of the wiper and in an open state, an opening is formed at the distal end of the wiper, when the applicator is inserted into the wiper. The wiper of the present disclosure can be employed in the container used for application of cosmetic or care products include viscous cosmetics, mascara, eye liner, lip gloss, hair color and like products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Iti Seth, Smita Srivastava, Rajesh Deswal
  • Patent number: 9585457
    Abstract: Packages for cosmetics are provided including an applicator that engages with a wiper component of a container in a manner such that the applicator and wiper are capable of moving together in one or more directions within the container, including without limitation, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, rotationally, and any combination of such movements. This increased range of mobility permits the applicator element to access more of the cosmetic material within the container than heretofore possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Marisol Simard, Gregory A. Ornoski
  • Patent number: 9549602
    Abstract: A unitary packaged color cosmetic composition having a foundation makeup benefit and a concealer benefit, said composition stored in a receptacle having a closure and applicator, wherein the applicator has a foundation makeup benefit application section and a concealer benefit application section and the section of the applicator used to apply the composition to the keratin surface application area corresponds to the desired benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Clara G. Mercado, John F. Logalbo, Aya Shidara, Linda Carol McKenna, Palmer McGuinness, Janet Pardo, Thomas Edward Owen
  • Patent number: 9282805
    Abstract: 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: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Stredak, Manuela Geuther
  • Patent number: 9247801
    Abstract: A receptacle for a liquid or paste-like product, in particular a cosmetic product, has a removal part and a storage space for the product. The removal part is introducible into the storage space and is withdrawable by being brought through a wiping device. In order for the receptacle to allow a favorable state of loading with product for the withdrawn removal part, as far as possible in accordance with individual preferences, the wiping device can be altered by action from outside with regard to a wiping effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 9138205
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sample recovery and collection device comprising a tube, a cap, an insert, and an opening. The cap includes an O-ring and is removably secured to the tube for sealing the tube. The insert includes a first end having a ring that is adhered to the tube and second end opposite the first end. The insert also includes a first leg, a second leg, and a third leg, each coupled to and extending from the ring to the second end. The opening extends from the ring to the second end and the insert defines a diameter. Also disclosed herein is a kit comprising the sample recovery and collection device. Further disclosed herein is a method of collecting a sample from a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MAWI DNA TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Bassam El-Fahmawi
  • Patent number: 9101196
    Abstract: The cosmetics unit comprises a storage container for accommodating a cosmetic substance, an applicator-handle part with an applicator that can be dipped into the cosmetic substance and a handle connected with the applicator, as well as a securing mechanism for detachably securing the applicator-handle part in a closed position in which the applicator is inserted into the storage container. The securing mechanism comprises a swiveling element that can be swiveled about a swiveling axis, which retains, in a final swiveling position, the applicator-handle part in the closed position. The swiveling element is mounted directly on the storage container or on a separate bearing mount attached to the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Hartstock-Martin, Jochen Rauschert
  • Patent number: 9095200
    Abstract: An applicator device (10) for storing and applying a substance (20) to be applied, in particular a cosmetic substance, comprising: a container (30) for the substance having a container opening (32), an applicator implement (40), an adjustable stripping element (50) for the applicator implement, which is arranged at least partially in the region of the container opening, and an adjusting device for the action of the stripping means. The adjusting device (70) is formed by an actuating element (60) movable with respect to the stripping element for reversibly changing the stripping element, wherein the position of the actuating element is adjustable with respect to the stripping element by way of the adjusting device, and a crumple zone (34) in the container, by way of which the length of the container can be reversibly changed in the longitudinal direction, wherein the position of the actuating element is adjustable with respect to the stripping element by the change in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Heidenreiter
  • 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: 9028161
    Abstract: A wiper for wiping off a cosmetics applicator during the withdrawal from its storage container, wherein the wiper forms a substantially rectangular passage, which in the non-stressed state is closed off by two mutually opposing wiper lips that are respectively divided into several bending elements which are elastically deformed when the cosmetics applicator is pushed through and thus clear the way for the applicator to pass through the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Stredak, Manuela Geuther, Erwin Schuster
  • Patent number: 9004075
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Smita Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20150093174
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator assembly comprising a receptacle for a cosmetic product and an applicator sub-assembly, the applicator sub-assembly comprising an applicator and a rod, the applicator comprising a core having a first end capable of being attached to said rod, and a second, free end, said receptacle comprising a wiper for wiping some of the product on the rod and/or the applicator, the core being designed to brush past the wiper in a plurality of distinct regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8967896
    Abstract: A cosmetic apparatus includes a double-ended cosmetic container having a liquid cosmetic reservoir chamber therein. Interchangeable end caps are removably attached to generally opposite ends of the container. An applicator wand, attached to the first end cap, is insertable through the first end and a first wiper insert, and selectively moved to the generally opposite second end so as to be insertable through the second open end and second insert, which is configured to funnel cosmetic material into the second insert and onto the applicator so as to capture the remaining cosmetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Dean Johnson, Jennifer Baker-Johnson, Robyn M. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 8944711
    Abstract: Bottle (101) for a cosmetic product containing a volatile solvent, especially for mascara, comprising an opening (106) and a rigid side wall (103) produced as a plastic molding having an inside lateral surface in contact with said cosmetic product and an outside lateral surface (104) to which a label (100) is affixed, said label having barrier properties with regard to the volatile solvent. This label advantageously covers the entire outside lateral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Edward Brooke Crutchley
  • 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: 8926207
    Abstract: A wringer comprising an upper section having a first inner diameter, a lower section having a second inner diameter which is less than the first inner diameter, and an intermediate section which forms a single inwardly projecting annular crease delimiting a central throat having a third inner diameter which in the rest position is at least equal to the second inner diameter. The annular crease is deformable by compression between the upper and lower sections into a wringing position in which the central throat is narrowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Marc Chevalier, Jean-Francois Tranchant, Myriam Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20150003889
    Abstract: Packages for cosmetics are provided including an applicator that engages with a wiper component of a container in a manner such that the applicator and wiper are capable of moving together in one or more directions within the container, including without limitation, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, rotationally, and any combination of such movements. This increased range of mobility permits the applicator element to access more of the cosmetic material within the container than heretofore possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Marisol Simard, Gregory A. Ornoski
  • Publication number: 20140369736
    Abstract: Cosmetic scraper 1 for scraping a cosmetic applicator with a tubular scraping body 2 which forms a passage 5 for the cosmetic applicator for attaching the scraper 1 to the cosmetic storage container. The scraping body 2 has a wiper lip 3 which extends radially inward and completely or partially obstructs the passage. The wiper lip 3 comprises several wiper lip segments 7 that are designed so that the flanks 8 of the adjacent wiper lip segments 7 overlap one another as seen in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Martin von Jan
  • Publication number: 20140348565
    Abstract: A cosmetic fluid dispenser, comprising in combination a generally tubular body, a generally tubular body extension forming a cosmetic fluid container, a longitudinally elongated wand received endwise into the container, the wand having a fluid applicator at one end of the wand to contact the fluid, and means responsive to manual relative rotation of the body and extension to progressively bodily displace the wand endwise to a removal position in which a portion of the wand projects from the body, for grasping and pull-out of the wand from the body, whereby the removed wand may be used to cosmetically dispense fluid from the applicator, following which the wand is returned to the body, and endwise retraction into the body and body extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8870484
    Abstract: A method for using a lip coloring apparatus includes inserting a lip coloring applicator into a reservoir of lip color and twisting a cap attached to the lip coloring applicator relative to a body containing the reservoir. The method further includes mating a tab of the cap with a cut-out in the body to secure the cap and body to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Lynne Dianne Zotalis
  • Publication number: 20140301764
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cap assembly having a clutch mechanism which permits independent rotation of a stemmed applicator when the cap is in a closed position and prevents rotation when the cap is removed. The cap assembly in combination with a housing, particularly for cosmetics applications, is also disclosed. The stemmed applicator may have shaft having a non-circular cross-section, when taken perpendicular to its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: DAVID EBERLEIN, Tom Bentley
  • Patent number: 8851775
    Abstract: A tweezer-type cosmetic applicator, especially for mascara application, comprises a conventional product container equipped with a rotating wiper system in the neck of the container. The tweezer cosmetic applicator system effects a pincer grip without the application of external pressure, and can be operated while in the container for better evacuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Christophe Jacob, Herve F. Bouix
  • Patent number: 8801310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper for wiping off a cosmetics applicator that includes a retaining section for fixing the wiper on a cosmetics storage container. The wiper includes several wiping organs disposed one behind the other in an operative direction, of which at least one wiping organ is retained on the retaining section or on an adjacent wiping organ either in such a way that that the at least one wiping organ communicates unimpededly both on its front as well as on its rear with a space storing a cosmetic, or only by a plurality of columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Daniela Kulik
  • Publication number: 20140212199
    Abstract: An applique vessel for storing applique is described. The vessel includes: an interior surface; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the interior surface. An applique vessel for storing applique includes: a body adapted to store applique; and a top comprising an application element, where the body and the top adapted to form a vessel if coupled, and the top is adapted to couple to the body via a compression fit. An applique system adapted to store and apply applique includes: a flexible body adapted to store applique; a top including an application element; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the flexible body. An application element adapted to apply applique to a user includes: a frame having a particular shape; and a set of protuberances extending from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Pui Yan Chung
  • Patent number: 8783987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper for wiping off a cosmetics applicator, in particular a wiper for mascara mass applicators, that includes a retaining section for fixing the wiper on a cosmetics storage container. The wiper includes a number of wiper lamellas that shift in a more than just insubstantial extent in a circumferential direction solely under the influence of forces produced by withdrawal of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Daniela Kulik
  • Publication number: 20140169857
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device comprises a reservoir and a stopper including a fastener collar and a closure member, the fastener collar being assembled on the neck and defining an orifice, the closure member being capable of closing the orifice and includes a fluid extractor and/or applicator element that extends along an axis through the orifice and into the reservoir. The fastener collar comprises an annular flange defining a peripheral edge defining the orifice, the annular flange including an inner flange wall and an outer flange wall that join together at the peripheral edge, the outer flange wall forming an outer dome having a top where the peripheral edge and the orifice are formed, the inner flange wall forming an inner dome having a top where the peripheral edge and the orifice are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Paul LECOUTRE, Celine RAPHANEL
  • Publication number: 20140147189
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus comprising a container comprising an opening, a wiper element coupled to the container, the wiper element comprising a passage, a non-circular applicator stem removably coupled to the container, the applicator stem configured to be slidably engaged in the passage of the wiper element such that rotational movement of the applicator stem is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: World Wide Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James Christopher Wightman
  • 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
  • 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: 8684615
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device, comprising: a fluid reservoir (1) including a neck (11) defining an inside wall (12) defining an opening (10); a fastener collar (2) that is assembled in sealed manner on the neck (11) of the reservoir, the collar (2) defining an orifice (24); and a closure member (3) that is capable of closing the orifice (24) of the collar (2), the closure member including a fluid extractor and/or applicator element (31) that extends through the orifice of the collar and into the reservoir (1); the collar having wiper means (25) formed integrally therewith for wiping the extractor and/or applicator element (31) while it is being removed from the reservoir; the device being characterized in that the wiper means (25) are movable between an initial position prior to being assembled on the neck, and a final position after being assembled on the neck, the wiper means (25) being constrained in the final position by the neck (11) of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Lecoutre
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140016983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spinning wiper of a cosmetic container, including: an outer body detachably mounted on an inlet of a cosmetic container body; and an inner body shaft-coupled to the inner diameter of the outer body in such a manner as to insert a brush rod coupled at one end thereof to an applicator through which a cosmetic liquid is applied thereinto, the inner body being idle to correspond with the outer shape of the brush rod. According to the spinning wiper of the cosmetic container, even though the brush rod does not have any circular sectional shape, the inner body is rotated to correspond with the outer shape of the brush rod in such a manner as to naturally find the coupling position to the brush rod at the time when the brush rod enters the inner body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: RND Group LLC
    Inventor: Yoon Hoi KIM
  • Publication number: 20130315647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a cosmetic composition to the eyelashes or the eyebrows, the applicator including a molded applicator member including: a core that extends along a longitudinal axis; and teeth that extend from the core, the teeth being disposed in more than four longitudinal rows along the longitudinal axis (X) of the core; the teeth presenting free ends that define an envelope surface of the applicator member, the envelope surface presenting, at least at one point along its length, a cross-section of shape that is flat, having a greatest transverse dimension lying in the range 7 mm to 2 mm and a thickness lying in the range 15 mm to 7 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jean-Louis GUERET
  • Patent number: 8556528
    Abstract: An applicator system for applying a product to a surface includes an adjustable implement comprising an applicator that is selectively pivotable at least about ninety degrees. By virtue of having an applicator that is selectively pivotable ninety degrees, the adjustable implement is capable of applying various products in multiple positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Nick Gardner, Adrian C. Apodaca, Armando Villarreal
  • 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: 8459891
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product is provided, which includes a container having an opening, a first wiper element coupled to the container, proximate the opening, and an applicator arrangement removably coupled to the container. The applicator arrangement includes an elongate hollow tube that is slidable through the first wiper element and has an opening defined by a rim at a distal end and a second handle at a proximal end. The rim defines a second wiper element, and the first handle is releasably fitted to the second handle. When the applicator arrangement is removed from the container the first wiper element scrapes excess cosmetic product from the applicator element and when the first handle is separated from the second handle the second wiper element scrapes excess cosmetic product from the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Publication number: 20130129402
    Abstract: A cosmetic apparatus includes a double-ended cosmetic container having a liquid cosmetic reservoir chamber therein. Interchangeable end caps are removably attached to generally opposite ends of the container. An applicator wand, attached to the first end cap, is insertable through the first end and a first wiper insert, and selectively moved to the generally opposite second end so as to be insertable through the second open end and second insert, which is configured to funnel cosmetic material into the second insert and onto the applicator so as to capture the remaining cosmetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Dean Johnson, Jennifer Baker-Johnson, Robyn M. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20130101337
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper for wiping a cosmetic applicator. The wiper has a holding section for fastening the wiper to a cosmetic reservoir. The wiper also has a number of wiper blades, which are each composed of a blade shaft that transitions distally into a wiper fin and the wiper has wiper fins that are situated different distances from the holding section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: GEKA GMBH