Straddling Or Encircling Tool During Withdrawal From Supply Patents (Class 401/122)
  • Publication number: 20130101336
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: GEKA GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130101333
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ornoski, Marisol Simard
  • Publication number: 20130101335
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventor: GEKA GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130101334
    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: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Marisol Simard, Gregory A. Ornoski
  • Publication number: 20130094893
    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: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Zen Design Solutions Limited
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8403580
    Abstract: A wringing-out member configured to rid an applicator of the brush type of excess product, the said wringing-out member extending along a main axis of elongation and comprising an internal face provided with wringing-out elements, in which the said wringing-out elements comprise at least three protrusions, two protrusions between them defining a slot and a third protrusion anchored on the said internal face of the wringing-out member at a different axial height from the said two protrusions, the said third protrusion projecting at least partially opposite the said slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Publication number: 20130022385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetics unit, in particular a mascara unit, that includes a storage container for storing the cosmetic to be applied, an applicator which in its stowed position preferably dips into the cosmetic, and a wiper device which wipes off a portion of the cosmetic picked up by the applicator during dipping. The wiper device consists of several wipers that produce a different wiping action and through which the applicator can be passed alternatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Pilar González Gòmez, Benjamin Kohlmann
  • Patent number: 8347519
    Abstract: A drainer basket assembling structure of a stepping wringer bucket includes a bucket body, having a containing space concavely formed at the bottom of a front side, a shaft base formed at the top of the containing space; a base, having two support stands installed in the containing space; a driving mechanism installed between the two support stands for producing a driving force; a transmission shaft installed in the containing space and whose bottom is driven by the driving mechanism; and a drainer basket driven by the transmission shaft. An upper end of the transmission shaft is protruded out from the shaft base, and a protruding end is provided for sheathing the coupling base of the drainer basket and form a sheathing and linking structure with the protruding end of the transmission shaft, such that the drainer basket can be assembled from the top of the bucket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tuo Shen International Corporation
    Inventor: Yung-Hua Chen
  • Publication number: 20130004227
    Abstract: The invention relates to 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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Manuela Geuther, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20130004228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (1) for a liquid or paste-like product, in particular a cosmetic product, the receptacle having a removal part (5) and a storage space for the product, the removal part (5) being introducible into the storage space and being withdrawable by being brought through a wiping device (20). In order to provide a receptacle which allows a favorable state of loading with product for the withdrawn removal part, as far as possible in accordance with individual preferences, the invention proposes that the wiping device (20) can be altered by action from outside with regard to a wiping effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: RPC BRAMLAGE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Publication number: 20120301206
    Abstract: The present invention generally is an adjustable applicator employed for application of a cosmetic or a care product such as for application of mascara, coloring strands of hair, for dental flossing or for applying pharmaceuticals or cleaning agents. The invention discloses an adjustable applicator comprising an applicator element having a bore, a filament wherein the filament is housed inside the bore of the applicator element and a clasping means wherein the applicator element angularly deforms when a force is applied on the clasping means such that the angular deformation occurs on the radial axis of the applicator element. Also disclosed is a device for packaging and dispensing a substance comprising said adjustable applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20120294665
    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: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20120282008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetics unit comprising a storage container and an applicator with two applicator arms, wherein each applicator arm carries one applicator element and the two arms are interconnected by a spring member, wherein the applicator has a bipartite applicator-side closure member for closing the cosmetics container, whose one part is a component of the one applicator arm and whose other part is a component of the other applicator arm, wherein the closure member has a bipartite threaded portion, the one threaded-portion part of which is formed on the one part of the closure member, and the other threaded-portion part of which is formed on the other part of the closure member, and with which the closure member can be screwed on to a container-side closure member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Manuela Geuther, Friedrich Weigel
  • Patent number: 8292531
    Abstract: The cosmetics unit comprises a storage container for receiving a cosmetic substance therein, an applicator that can be immersed into the cosmetic substance, and an adjustable wiper part unit disposed on a container opening of the storage container, for wiping off cosmetic substance from the applicator. The wiper part unit comprises a deformable wiper, a neck part, and an adjustment sleeve accessible from the outside. The wiper is disposed between the container opening and the neck part. The adjustment sleeve encloses the container opening, the wiper and, partially, the neck part. The adjustment sleeve is rotatably mounted on the neck part as well as on the storage container, so that an axial distance between the container opening and the neck part, an axial dimension of the wiper, and a surface area of a wiper opening of the wiper can be altered by a rotational movement of the adjustment sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Geka GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Rauschert, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20120263515
    Abstract: The present invention generally is a container for packaging and dispensing cosmetic or care products. More particularly, the invention relates to a wiper member used in such a container. There is provided a wiper member that is novel and inventive by way of its construction such that the wiper member comprises a housing wherein said housing is having at least one sidewall, wherein the wiper sidewall takes up a wiping configuration and a non-wiping configuration when a component is caused to travel through the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Manisha Kohli, Koushik Kohli
  • Patent number: 8287201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vial for a liquid or pasty cosmetic product, comprising: an elongate body (10), extending in a longitudinal direction, a vessel containing said product and which is translatably movable inside the body, an application element (30) comprising a rod (31) rigidly connected to a cap (40) and ending in an applicator (32) suitable for being loaded with the product when dunked into the vessel, said cap being insertable into/onto the body by pushing said application element into the vessel up to a rest configuration and extractable from said body so as to extract the rod and the applicator from the vessel and from the body, and complementary sealing means (35 and 80) designed for translatably coupling the rod and the vessel in a relative sealing configuration, characterized in that the top position of the vessel in the body is defined by complementary retaining elements designed so as to generate a resistance against the downward movement of the vessel in the body from said top position, th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Benoit Donier
  • Patent number: 8287199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vial for a liquid or pasty cosmetic product, comprising an elongate body having a base area (11) and a free edge (12), a vessel (20) containing said product and which is translatably movable in the body between a bottom rest position and a top working position, an elastically compressible guide device with a stable retracted configuration determining the bottom position and a maximum extension configuration determining the top position, comprising a hollow guide track in which a guide pin is inserted at least in the maximum extension configuration, as well as an application element (30) comprising a cap (40) suitable for being inserted inside the body and, in the opposite direction, for being at least partially extracted from said body by the elastically compressible guide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Benoît Donier
  • Patent number: 8287200
    Abstract: Receptacle comprising a neck provided with an opening intended for the passage of an applicator head, and a container for liquid product, and a wiping member. The wiping member includes an annular sleeve fitted into the neck and a wiping lip connected to the annular sleeve and capable of allowing the wiping of the applicator head. The wiping lip is fixed immovably to the annular sleeve while being arranged inside the annular sleeve close to the opening and is radially separated from the annular sleeve by an annular space provided with slots opening axially towards the inside of the sleeve and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: L V M H Recherche
    Inventors: Marc Chevalier, Jean-Francois Tranchant, Myriam Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8272140
    Abstract: A bottle assembly has a bottle for storing a fluid, such as a cosmetic fluid. An applicator for applying the fluid is configured to be insertable and removable from the bottle along a path. A sealing body, or assembly, which may include one or more seals, is configured to continue to seal the bottle when the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Group One Limited
    Inventors: Fredric Goldstein, Robert Murray Barto, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120201593
    Abstract: A roller applicator for mascara including a rod on which a cylindrical roller is mounted formed of porous material able to absorb the fluid mascara by capillary action. Advantageously the roller rotates about the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: CHROMAVIS S.p.A.
    Inventor: Romualdo PRIORE
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8210761
    Abstract: A rigid low cost 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. The container and wand are separated by a frangible connection in the top end of the container. The bottom margin of the container sidewall is provided with a substantially reduced thickness to permit the container to be pinched and hermetically sealed after the product reservoir is filled with a quantity of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120148332
    Abstract: The invention relates to 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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: GEKA GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut STREDAK, Manuela GEUTHER, Erwin SCHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20120128401
    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: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventor: Robert John Wilczynski
  • Publication number: 20120099918
    Abstract: A tube, for example for mascara, has a container equipped with a receptacle, a chamber and a wiping ring, and an applicator including a brush, a cap and an axial rod connecting the brush to the cap, in which the rod ensures closure of the wiping ring, and the ring has an internal diameter adapted to the specifications of the brush. According to the invention, the rod has an annular closure surface with a non-zero radial dimension, and the closure of the wiping ring by the rod is performed by applying the annular closure surface on the ring in an area of mutual contact having a non-zero radial dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: CEP TUBES
    Inventor: Gery Bernard Marie Cornil Dambricourt
  • Publication number: 20120093566
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for applying a composition on the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, that includes a container defining an inside space containing the composition and including a wiper member; and an applicator having a longitudinal axis and having an applicator member with a twisted-core brush carrying bristles, there being 5 to 55 bristles per turn, the diameter of the brush lying in the range 6/100 mm to 40/100 mm along at least a fraction of the applicator member, a plurality of bristles carried by this portion coming to within a distance of less than 1.5 mm from the inside surface of the container under the wiper member in a storage position or while the applicator is being withdrawn along the longitudinal axis of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8152399
    Abstract: The invention is a device for packaging and applying a product. The device includes a receptacle for containing the product and an applicator including a rod provided at one end with an application element. The receptacle further has a tubular body with a movable piston guided axially in the tubular body wherein the piston has a passage opening for the application element. The applicator includes an axial stop protruding radially relative to the rod and is capable of being in abutment against the piston. The stop can be retracted radially in order to allow it to pass through the passage opening of the piston and includes at least one orifice for the passage of air when the stop is in abutment against the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Leandre Lasfargues, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Publication number: 20120082502
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying cosmetic material includes a shaft body, a make-up comb having comb-teeth on an outer peripheral surface of a front end of the shaft body, a make-up applicator housed within the shaft body, a grip portion provided on the shaft body, and an operating portion provided on the grip portion and connected to the make-up applicator. A cosmetic container is provided with the cosmetic applicator and a container main body for accommodating cosmetic material. The make-up applicator is configured to be projected from and housed within the front end of the shaft body due to an operation of the operating unit by a user, thereby make-up by comb or applicator can be applied in a proper manner in accordance with the usage, and risk of adhesion of the cosmetic material is prevented when the make-up is applied by comb, and usability thereof can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori KOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120082503
    Abstract: A cosmetic packaging and applicator device that includes a container having an inside space and a wiper member; an applicator having a core and projecting elements, a portion of the inside periphery of the container under the wiper member occupying a total angular extent of at least 90° at less than 1.5 mm from the applicator member when in its storage position or while being extracted from the container, the applicator member having at least two locations that are spaced apart along the core longitudinal axis by more than 3 mm and at each of which the difference between the greatest transverse dimension of the applicator member at the location and a smallest inside dimension of the container at the level of the location is less than 3 mm; and a preferential passage for flowing the composition along the applicator member while it is being extracted from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • 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: 20120039659
    Abstract: The assembly comprises a system (202) for the packaging and application of a product and a device (200) for protecting said system. The system comprises a receptacle (204) for storing the product, a product applicator (207) capable of being inserted into the receptacle in order to be loaded with product to be applied, and a member (206) for closing the receptacle bearing the applicator. The protective device comprises a cap (230) mounted on the system so as to at least partly cover it and at least one means for releasing the system. The releasing means comprises a means (246) for holding the system relative to the device and a means (250) for actuating the holding means in order to render the holding means inactive and at least partly separate the system and the protective device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20120039658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (2) for combing the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows and/or for applying a composition thereto, the applicator comprising a molded applicator member (8), comprising: a core having a longitudinal axis; and teeth that extend outwards from the core, the majority of the teeth having a length lying in the range 0.5 mm to 1.8 mm; the applicator member (8) having a greatest transverse dimension, measured perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the core, that is strictly less than 6 mm, on at least 70% of the length of the applicator member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20120039660
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Satoshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8104985
    Abstract: An applicator dispenser has a container defining a tank with a lateral wall and a neck integral with a wiper. An applicator includes a cap having an outer shell and a threaded insert, and an axial wand fixedly attached to the insert and to an application means. The lateral wall of the tank forms at its upper part a straight skirt. The container has a closure component having an upper part forming the neck, a peripheral part engaging in a sealed way with the straight skirt, and a lower part engaging with the wiper forming a forward axial stop for the wiper. The wiper has a central part forming a swaged wiping part and a lateral part engaging with the lower part of the closure component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Benson S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Manici, Paolo Giusti
  • Publication number: 20120014738
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SCHWAN-STABILO COSMETICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 8087842
    Abstract: A multi-compartment, wiper-applicator package comprising a container holding a first formulation, a wiper, initially sealed at both ends and a barbed tool. Within the sealed wiper is a quantity of secondary ingredients that is to be mixed with the first formulation in the container. The barbed tool is able to pierce the top seal, then dislocate the bottom seal, completely separating the bottom seal from the wiper. Thereafter the barbed tool removes the top seal completely, so that, what remains, is a conventional wiper. The barbed tool can be inserted only to a defined depth in the wiper. This prevents the barbed tool from removing the wiper from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, William R. Bickford, Elsa Marie Ovtchinnikoff
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8074665
    Abstract: A cosmetics container for storing and applying a cosmetic product is provided. In one embodiment, a cosmetics container includes a container body having an opening and a double walled cavity and a cap wherein the cap accommodates an applicator by way of a biasing means wherein said applicator includes a rod and an applicator element connected to a first end of the rod, and wherein said double walled cavity is closed by the rod when the applicator is mounted on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Iti Seth, Rahul Bose, Koushik Kohli
  • Publication number: 20110299910
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacturing an applicator and container arrangement comprising moulding an insert from a first material, placing the moulded insert into a mould, moulding an outer structure from a second material over the moulded insert, the second material having limited adhesion to the first material, the outer structure defining a handle portion and a shoulder portion, and having a weakened area between the handle portion and the shoulder portion, providing a body portion in a material compatible with the second material so as to ensure adherence to the shoulder portion of the outer structure, and assembling the outer structure, including the insert, and the body portion. The invention extends to a container and applicator arrangement made in accordance with the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Edward Crutchley, Marc Bland, Victor Ramos, Nicholas Thorne
  • Publication number: 20110297174
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition comprising an applicator element. The applicator element may be elongated along a longitudinal axis. The applicator has a first portion and a second portion separateable from the first portion and capable of moving independently from the first portion along the longitudinal axis. The first and/or second portions of the applicator element include means for holding a charge of cosmetic composition and transferring it to an integument on contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ornoski, Marisol Simard
  • Publication number: 20110293352
    Abstract: A dual type cosmetics case includes a plurality of liquid containing parts and inlets partitioned from each other by a vertical partition wall. A plurality of stems immersed into the respective liquid containing parts are mounted in such a way as to be detachably coupled to the liquid containing parts. Each stem is selectively coupled to a cap and then used. The dual type cosmetics case is advantageous in that different kinds or colors of cosmetic liquids are held in one case, so that a user need not carry or keep several different cosmetics, and thus, especially while traveling, the volume of items which are to be carried by a person can be reduced. Further, costs for purchasing cosmetics can be reduced, so that the cosmetics case is very economical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Tae Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20110255912
    Abstract: An applicator for a cosmetic product is provided, the applicator comprising a container for storing the cosmetic product, the container defining an opening, a first wiper element coupled to the container, proximate the opening of the container, and an applicator arrangement removably coupled to the container. The applicator arrangement includes a stem having an applicator element at a distal end and a first handle at a proximal end, the applicator element extending into the container for receiving cosmetic product. The applicator arrangement farther includes an elongate hollow tube that is slidable through the first wiper element, the hollow tube haying an opening defined by a rim at a distal end and a second handle at a proximal end, the rim defining a second wiper element, wherein the stem can be slidably accommodated within the hollow tube so that the applicator element of the stem can extend beyond the opening defined by the rim of the hollow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING BEAUTY SERVICES
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Publication number: 20110243639
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a cost effective device for storing a fluid material, and controlling the amount of fluid material that will be provided on an applicator for application to a particular surface. The device is comprised of few parts including an outer housing having a first chamber and a second chamber, a fluid insert, an applicator, and an adjustment mechanism. This makes the device cheaper to manufacture, and easy to assemble. The embodiments disclosed can be provided in a pre-assembled form to cosmetic companies and the like seeking to fill a dispenser with their fluid cosmetic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Francavilla
  • Publication number: 20110222955
    Abstract: An applicator includes a bottle cap with an automatically extending applicator head coupled to a spring. The bottle cap is removably coupled to a bottle having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetics product or a medicinal product. By virtue of having an automatic extending applicator head, the applicator is capable of extending during application and retracting during storage in a clean and automatic fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventor: James Thorpe
  • Patent number: 7979999
    Abstract: A bottle assembly has a bottle for storing a fluid, such as a cosmetic fluid. An applicator for applying the fluid is configured to be insertable and removable from the bottle along a path. A sealing body is configured to seal the bottle. The sealing body has a channel width movable between a first width and a second width. The first width is large enough to accommodate the applicator and the second width is smaller than the first width. The channel is resiliently biased toward the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Group One Ltd.
    Inventors: Fredric Goldstein, Robert Murray Barto, Jr.
  • 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