Straddling Or Encircling Tool During Withdrawal From Supply Patents (Class 401/122)
  • Patent number: 11583057
    Abstract: A cosmetic device of longitudinal axis X including a bottle of product including a top free edge defining an opening, a detachable cap including a handle arranged at a first end of a stem, a second end of the stem being fastened to an application member, the stem includes a first relief able to be removably engaged in a second complementary relief arranged on the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Marine Roualdes, Marc Ramet, Alexandra Marin, Marc Lechanoine, Gilles Coatrieux-Loppes
  • Patent number: 11529287
    Abstract: A septum includes a disc made of an elastomeric material that is capable of being pierced by a needle and resealing itself when the needle is withdrawn. Embedded in the middle of the disc, from top to bottom, is a ring made of a material that is more rigid than the elastomeric material of the disc. The ring has a center circular opening that is filled by the elastomeric material of the disc. The outer circumference of the ring is greater than the circumference of the disc and extends outwardly beyond the circumference of the disc. The outer part of the ring interacts with the inner screw threads of a cap and supports the septum in the cap. A plurality of additional openings equally spaced about the ring adjacent its outer circumference are also filled with the elastic material of the disc to provide additional support for the septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: QIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Lodge, Alexander Mutin
  • Patent number: 11517096
    Abstract: A cosmetic retrieval device for retrieving cosmetic product from a container, the device comprising: a handle adapted for being gripped by a user; a head with a flexible wiping member extending outwardly therefrom, the wiping member having a substantially wedge shaped configuration for wiping inner walls of the container for retrieving product during use; a neck extending between the handle and the head, the neck comprising a proximal neck portion located adjacent the head; a distal neck portion located adjacent the handle wherein the proximal neck portion is narrower than the distal neck portion and wherein thickness of the curved neck portion gradually decreases from the distal neck portion to the proximal neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MLD & CO. PTY LTD
    Inventor: Aleesha Watson
  • Patent number: 11439226
    Abstract: An automatic mascara applicator apparatus for quick and even mascara application includes a housing having a housing inside. A battery cover is coupled to the housing. A battery is coupled to the battery cover. The battery is selectively engageable within the battery compartment. A motor is coupled to the housing within the housing inside and is in operational communication with the battery. The motor has a driveshaft. An activation button is coupled to the housing and is in operational communication with the motor. A brush is coupled to the motor. The brush comprises a hollow shaft filled with a mascara and a plurality of bristles. A distal end of the shaft is porous to release the mascara onto the plurality of bristles. A cap is coupled to the housing and is selectively engageable with the housing to cover the brush and the housing inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Cynthia Drakes
  • Patent number: 11234506
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic vial comprises a monolithic part having a cylindrical section and a cone section concentrically and sequentially arranged, wherein the cylindrical section and the cone section have a central interior hollow space along an axial center, and wherein the cylindrical and the cone sections are formed from stringers arranged into a lattice with openings extending from the interior to the exterior of the cylindrical section and the cone section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Zachary Mahoney, Kyoo Jin Park, Wenzhen Cheng, Lemis Tarajano
  • Patent number: 11185145
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying a composition including a cosmetic, care or pharmaceutical composition onto the keratinous substrate. The cosmetic applicator further comprises an applicator head, a stem and a closure. The applicator head includes an applying member which comprises a support body extending in along a central longitudinal axis of the applying member. The support body is curved along the central longitudinal axis and includes a first application face and a second application face opposing the first application surface. The first application face and a second application face are bounded by two lateral edges. The support body of the applying member comprises a recessed region formed at a distal portion of the first application face and a hollow region formed at a proximal portion of the second application face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: APR Beauty Group Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Yan Zheng, Feng-ying Fu, Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 11129462
    Abstract: A combination container and applicator for a fluid includes a container having a top end open to an internal volume that has a tapered floor. A cap adapted to engage the top end has a brush applicator projecting downwardly therefrom into the internal volume of the container. The brush applicator includes a brush and a sheath, the brush extending beyond the sheath when the brush applicator is in the extended position, and the brush retracting fully inside the sheath when the brush applicator is in the retracted position. The cap includes a brush extension mechanism that is adapted to move the brush applicator between a retracted portion, such that the brush and brush applicator do not contact the floor of the container when the cap is engaged with the container, and an extended position such that the brush is able to reach all areas of the floor of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Franco Spinelli, Leonard Salati
  • Patent number: 11129464
    Abstract: A wiper for a container of cosmetic product, the wiper including a substantially tubular body including at least one wiping portion of which a free interior surface defines a wiping passage through which an application member can pass in a wiping direction, the wiping portion is made of a thermoplastic elastomer having a hardness less than 70 Shore 00, preferably less than 45 or 50 Shore 00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Lionel Drugeon
  • Patent number: 11083274
    Abstract: A cosmetic vessel includes a vessel body for accommodating cosmetic contents; a brush rod guide member of a cylindrical member, the upper and lower parts of which are opened, which is provided with a flange protrusion laid on the opening portion of the vessel body at a center, an upper cylindrical tube formed on the upper portion of the flange protrusion, and a lower cylindrical tube formed at a lower portion of the flange protrusion, an inner diameter of which is narrowed gradually; and a shoulder member of a cylindrical member, the upper and lower parts of which are opened and the upper and lower sides thereof are stepped with respect to a middle portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMHWA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 11006727
    Abstract: In an assembly device between an applicator assembly and a head of a bottle, the applicator assembly includes at least two sub-assemblies of parts, a first sub-assembly referred to as an outer sub-assembly, and a second sub-assembly referred to as an inner sub-assembly. The inner sub-assembly is mobile in translation in the outer sub-assembly, along a main direction combined with the main longitudinal extension direction of the outer sub-assembly, along a course limited by a blocking member. The blocking member is in an embedded connection with the outer sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Yann Crapet
  • Patent number: 10980327
    Abstract: A nail polish removal kit includes a bottle, a removable lid on the bottle, a wand extending from the lid into the bottle, and one or more flexible daubers. The bottle has an upper portion having a first diameter, a lower portion having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter, and a neck portion between the upper portion and the lower portion. The neck portion has a diameter that is less than the diameter of the upper portion and the diameter of the lower portion. A tubular passageway with a constant diameter is provided within the neck portion. The wand has a free end with an opening extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Debra Lynn Barclay
  • Patent number: 10912368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (10), in particular a bottle intended for receiving a cosmetic product, comprising a wiper (20) that defines a wiping hole (21), said wiper (20) being fitted inside a portion of said receptacle (10), referred to as the body (11) of the receptacle (10), said receptacle (10) further comprising a rod (31) that can be removed from said body (11), said receptacle (10) further comprising an intermediate part (40) connected to said rod (31) so as to be able to slide between two positions, said intermediate part (40) being designed to be retained in and by the wiping hole (21), said intermediate part (40) being designed to wipe said rod (31) between said two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Yann Crapet, Thierry Balestrini
  • Patent number: 10905641
    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: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    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: 10897987
    Abstract: A dual seal for a liquid applicator for applying a liquid from a container. The dual seal comprises a container having an open end with a container fastener. A closure having a closure fastener engages with the container fastener for forming a first seal between the closure and the liquid container. A rod extends from the closure for supporting a liquid applicator. A circumferential projection ends from a rod. A resilient partially conical wiper extends from the container for sealing with the circumferential projection of the rod for forming a second seal between the closure and the liquid container. The resilient partially conical wiper engages the liquid applicator upon removal of the liquid applicator from the container for removing excess liquid from the liquid applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Flocon Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan M Ballot, Robert D Forschler
  • Patent number: 10874194
    Abstract: A cosmetic article includes a reservoir of make-up product including a collar having a hole, and a stopper having at least one screw thread and being configured to be screwed onto the reservoir to close the article. The stopper further has at least one scraper that is configured to clean the collar of the reservoir when closing the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    Inventor: Paulo Fogueteiro
  • Patent number: 10806233
    Abstract: Cationically-charged particulates and compositions containing the cationically-charged particulates for application to keratinous materials are provided. Methods of preparing the cationically-charged particulates are also disclosed. Methods of increasing the cationic charge on particulates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventor: Wilson A. Lee
  • Patent number: 10667594
    Abstract: Provided is a wiper for a cosmetic container, capable of obtaining sufficient strength even when a force in a rotating direction is applied. A wiper for a cosmetic container includes a cylindrical first member to be fixed to an inner circumference of an opening of a cosmetic container, and a cylindrical second member that is double-molded on a lower end portion of the first member, wherein joining portions of the first member and the second member respectively include horizontal surfaces, on the horizontal surface of either one of the first member and the second member, projection portions projecting from the horizontal surface are formed discretely in the circumferential direction, and on the horizontal surface of the other member, recess portions in which the projection portions are inserted are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SINWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironori Aso
  • Patent number: 10575620
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing liquid, powder, gel, goop or other viscous preparations requiring applicators, such as, without limitation, mascara, lip coverings, eyeliners, eye shadows, eyebrow products, glues, medications and the like is disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of a cap comprising a receptacle for receiving a wand, having means for temporarily coupling the wand at one end with the receptacle and an applicator head on the opposite end. Depending on use, the application head may be a brush, pad, molded bristle brush, flat brush or the like. The apparatus may be used to apply lipstick, glue, medication, gels, goops, viscous preparations, powders and the like. After use, the applicator wand can be removed and another wand can be interchanged into the same cap for another use or application. In an alternate embodiment, to manage the varying applicator heads, a custom wiper may be fitted into the neck of the base containing the liquid/powder/gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Melissa Ann Arredondo
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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