Straddling Or Encircling Tool During Withdrawal From Supply Patents (Class 401/122)
  • Patent number: 7491004
    Abstract: A container with an applicator, which is, although simple in structure, capable of solving a problem of residue adhered to a scraping section ejecting to a mouth of the container. The container with an applicator includes a container body and a lid body having a shaft body at the head of which an applicator is installed. A scraping section is provided on the container body mouth and an annular projection is provided on the shaft body of the lid body. Further, small air circulation holes are provided above and below the annular projection of the shaft body, and the holes enable air to circulate through the inside of the shaft body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: KOSE Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20090028627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for packaging and applying a substance, the device comprising: a receptacle (2) for containing the substance; an applicator member (4); and a wiper member (7) secured to the receptacle (2) to wipe the applicator member (4) as the applicator member (4) leaves the receptacle (2), the wiper member (7) including at least one undulating wiper lip (17) with a radially inner free edge defining the orifice through which the applicator member (4) passes, undulations of the wiper lip (17) enabling the wiper lip to deploy under thrust from the applicator member (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7481592
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a makeup composition. The applicator includes an applicator element configured to apply the makeup composition to one of nails, eyelashes, eyebrows, skin and lips, and a vibration source causing the applicator element to vibrate. The applicator is configured to be fastened onto a receptacle containing the composition to be applied, and/or further comprises a reservoir containing the composition to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7481591
    Abstract: In an applicator for a cosmetic product comprising a rod and an application surface made of a relatively soft material and extending obliquely to the longitudinal axis of the rod, provision is made for said application surface to be formed by a plurality of cones arranged parallel to each other, wherein a fictitious outer envelope and the height of the cone define an application volume for a relatively highly viscous cosmetic product from 10 to 60 mm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Dumler
  • Patent number: 7476044
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device may include: a receptacle; a substance containing macroparticles, such as fibers and/or flakes, the substance being contained in the receptacle; an applicator including a stem and an applicator member capable of being inserted into the receptacle to take the substance therefrom; and a wiper member including a first insertion cone inside the receptacle, said first insertion cone converging toward the outlet of the receptacle, the wiper member having an inside surface which, at at least one point along the longitudinal axis of the wiper member, is substantially continuously circular with a diameter adapted to wiping the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7455468
    Abstract: The device includes a container and an applicator including a rod connected at a first end to a gripping member and to an application element at a second end. The device further includes a first wiping member disposed in the container and including a deformable portion configured to wipe the application element during extraction of the application element from the container. The device includes a movable adjustment member that limits deformation of the deformable portion during passage of the application element through the deformable portion. Deformation of the deformable portion is less limited by the adjustment member when the adjustment member is in a second position than when the adjustment member is in a first position. The adjustment member typically limits deformation of the deformable portion without substantially constraining the deformable portion when the deformable portion is un-deformed by either the application element or rod, irrespective of a position of the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Publication number: 20080283077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a composition to keratinous fibers, the applicator comprising: a stem; a core that extends along a longitudinal axis; applicator elements carried by the core, the distal end of the applicator being defined by the core or by at least one applicator element; the applicator elements defining an envelope surface; wherein the cross-section of the applicator defined by the envelope surface increases, and then decreases, on going towards the distal end of the core along at least two axes that are perpendicular to each other, and defines a peak ridge of maximum radius rmax that is strictly the greatest radius for the entire envelope surface, the peak ridge being spaced apart from the distal end of the envelope surface by a distance measured along the longitudinal axis that is less than or equal to 1.5 rmax; and the angle formed by the slopes of the envelope surface on either side of the peak ridge in at least one longitudinal section being greater than 120°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. GUERET
  • Patent number: 7452151
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a product includes a container to hold the product, with this container having an opening at its upper end, a wiper element engaged at least partially in the opening, an applicator including an applicator element carried by a rod of axis X, and a closure element for the container. The wiper element includes a sealing zone against which part of the rod is capable of coming into leaktight contact when the closure element is in the closed position, and a zone of greater deformability, located above the sealing zone, and which is capable of stretching axially when the rod is bearing against the sealing zone of the wiper element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Guilhem Rousselet
  • Publication number: 20080219747
    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 or the container (1) and avoid escape of the cosmetic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Stefano Vanoncini
  • Publication number: 20080196738
    Abstract: In order to enable application of a calibrated dose of product deposited on the brush, the invention proposes an application system whereof the stem, the brush and the stripper have a similar type of profiled shape. A profiled system for applying a cosmetic product comprises an applicator mounted on a stem, and a stripper (32) having an opening (34) through which the applicator passes. The stem is integral with a capsule (12) and the stripper mounted on the neck of a small bottle containing the cosmetic product. The invention is characterized in that the applicator consists of a comb (10) and the stem (14) forms an extension of the comb (10). The stem, the brush and the opening of the stripper have a substantially identical cross-section, whereof the contour includes a protuberance with substantially elongated section in a median plane (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 7398898
    Abstract: A cosmetic package has a sheet material pouch defining a product storage chamber, a neck member with a passage to the storage chamber, a cap on the neck member to close the passage and an applicator wand extending from the cap through the passage into the storage chamber. The pouch is securely attached to the neck member by way of pairs of horizontally extending wedges. The wedges form opposite outwardly directed, semi-elliptical bonding surfaces that intersect at an acute angle. The semi-elliptical bonding surfaces allow the sheet material of the pouch to transition smoothly about the neck member, such that the material can be reliably and imperviously secured to the neck member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Color Access, Inc.
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Jonathan Thayer
  • Patent number: 7387216
    Abstract: A wiping cap closure device used for removing the non-calibrated residue fluid attached to the outside surface of a pipette tip during the fluid transfer from a container. The wiping cap is constructed using a conical shaped resilient wiper section extending to a conical tip. The conical shaped wiper section is configured to include at least one helical formed slot extending from said conical tip forming at least one wiping finger. The wiping finger is resiliently held against the outside surface of the pipette tip inserted therethrough during the fluid transfer. The wiping finger provides squeegee like means to remove all of the non-calibrated residue fluid inadvertently attached to the outside surface of the tip as the pipette tip is withdrawn from the container leaving the non-calibrated residue fluid within the container for further evaluations or tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: James C. Smith
  • Patent number: 7374358
    Abstract: A sealed wiper for a mascara bottle or other container that uses a wiper. The sealed wiper has novel venting features on its exterior to allow air that has been displaced from the container to escape to the outside. In this way, a sealed wiper may be seated on a container without the build up of pressure inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Charles P. Neuner, William Bickford
  • Patent number: 7350997
    Abstract: A device for applying a substance may include: a receptacle for containing the substance, the receptacle including an opening at a top end; a wiper member engaged in part in the opening and including a collar extending beyond the top end of the receptacle, the collar including an outer peripheral surface; and an applicator including: an applicator element; a handle; and a stem connecting the applicator element to the handle, the handle including a tubular mounting skirt configured to be fastened on the receptacle for closing the receptacle, the mounting skirt being monolithic with the stem, the mounting skirt coming into sealing contact with the peripheral surface of the collar when the receptacle and the applicator are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Guilhem Rousselet
  • Patent number: 7334584
    Abstract: In order to enable application of a calibrated dose of product deposited on the brush, the invention proposes an application system whereof the stem, the brush and the stripper have a similar type of profiled shape. A profiled system for applying a cosmetic product comprises an applicator mounted on a stem, and a stripper (32) having an opening (34) through which the applicator passes. The stem is integral with a capsule (12) and the stripper mounted on the neck of a small bottle containing the cosmetic product. The invention is characterized in that the applicator consists of a comb (10) and the stem (14) forms an extension of the comb (10). The stem, the brush and the opening of the stripper have a substantially identical cross-section, whereof the contour includes a protuberance with substantially elongated section in a median plane (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Coty S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 7309183
    Abstract: A cosmetic unit, especially a mascara unit, comprises a storage container for a mascara liquid, a closing cap for placing onto the storage container, an applicator rod incorporating an applicator and extending away from the inside of the closing cap through an orifice, and a wiper means placed in the orifice of the container, wherein the wiper means extends sufficiently far from the edge of the orifice into the interior of the container so that the wiper orifice or the wiper lips of the wiper means, when the applicator is in the inserted condition, extend to the region of the proximal edge of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Geka Brush GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Dumler
  • Patent number: 7278798
    Abstract: A wiper for use in a cosmetics bottle fabricated from a semi-rigid plastic such as low density polyethylene. The wipe has a sleeve with an integral wiper diaphragm defining an orifice having a wiper edge. The wiper diaphragm is connected to the sleeve by a plurality of spaced-apart ribs which act to hold any pieces of the diaphragm which may break off in use, and prevent them from falling into the cosmetics bottle and any product contained in the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Risdon International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Kearney
  • Patent number: 7261483
    Abstract: A device for applying a product may include a support defining at least one relief-free surface extending continuously over substantially the entire length of the support. The surface may be at least partially covered with a flocking layer including fibers configured to allow the device to be loaded with product. The fibers may include at least two fibers differing from one another, wherein the at least two fibers may be configured to define, at the surface of the flocking layer, irregularities which are at least one of visible to the naked eye and perceptible to the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oréal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7229228
    Abstract: An applicator dispenser includes a body forming a reservoir for the cosmetic product provided with a neck threaded on the outside, a sidewall and a bottom, an applicator having a head threaded on the inside forming a gripping element, an axial rod fixed at its upper end to the head and at its lower end to an application element, a wiper having an upper part fixing the wiper to said neck, and a lower narrowed part designed to wipe the application element. The wiper has an intermediate axial connecting part, which together with the upper and lower narrowed part form a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventors: Fabrice Dieudonat, Patrick LHoyer
  • Patent number: 7225814
    Abstract: The nail polish remover kit is a kit that provides a clean, thorough, and efficient way of removing nail polish from both fingernails and toenails. The kit includes a jar filled with nail polish remover solution, a sponge-like filler inside the jar for absorbing a portion of the solution, and a removable lid with an attached wand having a dauber and a scraper. The solution-saturated filler has vertical slits that allow the user to remove polish from a fingernail, while the jar lid with integrated wand and attached dauber provides for removing polish from toenails and other harder to reach spots. The tip of the wand is provided with a sharpened edge for scraping off excess polish after the removal process has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Debra Barclay
  • Patent number: 7223035
    Abstract: A device for containing and applying cosmetics includes a container that has a flexible product containing portion and a neck portion extending therefrom. An applicator attaches to the neck of the container and includes a wand and head that extend into the container such that the wand extends through the neck and the head extends into the product containing portion. The container may include an integral wiper that extends inwardly from the base of the neck. The head passes through the wiper when it is removed from the product containing portion, such that excess mascara is wiped off the head during removal. The flexible portion can be squeezed to load the brush with mascara and can be pinched to remove any tail of cosmetics that might otherwise form on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventor: Steven P. Engel
  • Patent number: 7223034
    Abstract: A liquid-cosmetic applicator is provided having a wiper formed on the inside of an elongated opening of a liquid-cosmetic container for scraping off the liquid cosmetic that adheres to the stem of a stemmed brush. The wiper includes at least two wiper domains that overlap along the longitudinal axis of said opening, each domain having a scraping section at one axial end, and a non-scraping section at an opposite end, the scraping sections being axially offset from one another and having sides that mutually engage along at least one interface. The interface provides a gap between said stem when said stem of said brush engages said scraping sections of said wiper domains that in turn defines an air passage that allows air to axially flow through said wiper as said stem is being wiped thereby eliminating unwanted suction forces when the applicator is withdrawn from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: SINWA Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hiyama
  • Patent number: 7186044
    Abstract: A wiping device for a container containing a product to be applied by an applicator. The wiping device includes a wiping member and a coupling member configured to couple the wiping device to the container. The coupling member includes a member capable of flexing, bending or moving with respect to the body. In a preferred form, the coupling member wiping device can resist the introduction of the wiping device into the container somewhat less than the coupling member resists the extraction of the wiping device from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Christian Bailly
  • Patent number: 7182535
    Abstract: A cosmetic vessel of a cosmetic product, includes a vessel body, a plug packing fitted into an upper portion of the vessel body, and a cap threadably engaged to the upper portion of the vessel body. The plug packing has a plurality of L-shaped walls provided by predetermined intervals at a lower portion thereof, a plurality of vent holes formed between the L-shaped walls, and a passage hole with a predetermined diameter and extended to the L-shaped walls to allow a brush-ended shaft of the cap to be placed into or removed from the vessel body. The cap includes a closing part mounted on a bottom thereof and having a hollow interior, a shaft extending downwardly from the closing part with an upper end fitted in the hollow interior of the closing part, and a brush provided to a lower end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Heung-Ho Lim
  • Patent number: 7172357
    Abstract: An applicator may include a handle member, a stem connected to the handle member via a hinge, and an applicator element at a first end of the stem. The stem and the applicator element may not extend entirely along a common rectilinear axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7168874
    Abstract: A device for applying a substance, in particular a cosmetic, the device comprising an applicator having a structure for application purposes and capable of transporting the substance onto a surface to be treated, and optionally a wiper member for wiping said applicator prior to applying the substance, wherein inside at least a portion of said structure and/or the wiper member there are disposed one or more elements generating or suitable for generating a magnetic field of predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7144169
    Abstract: A packaging and dispensing device for a product, such as a cosmetic product. The device includes a reservoir containing the product, a cap which is removably mountable on the reservoir, and an applicator capable of being loaded with a quantity of product. A first end of the applicator is connected to the cap, and a second end of the applicator is coupled to the reservoir. The applicator can thus be suspended between the cap and the reservoir to direct the applicator against a surface to apply the product to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marc Ramet
  • Patent number: 7134799
    Abstract: An applicator is configured to apply a substance on a portion of the human body and comprises an applicator element. The applicator element comprises at least two walls forming therebetween a cavity suitable for retaining the substance, at least one slot that extends along a longitudinal axis and through which the substance contained in the cavity is dispensed in order to be applied, and at least one opening whereby the cavity opens to the outside. In embodiments, the opening comprises at least one portion with a width in a plane extending transversely to the slot that is greater than a width of the slot in the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7125188
    Abstract: A brush for applying a substance to keratinous fibers may include a twisted core defining turns and bristles extending from the twisted core. The bristles may be clamped between the turns of the twisted core, and the bristles may include at least two deformed bristles clamped between two adjacent turns of the twisted core. Each of the at least two deformed bristles may have a length wherein at at least one point along the length each of the at least two deformed bristles includes either removal of material at the at least one point, stretching of material at the at least one point, or flattening at the at least one point. Each of the at least two deformed bristles may extend outward from the at least one point in a non-radial manner with respect to the twisted core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7108438
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device for a formulation used, for example, for make-up and/or care of keratinic fibers. The device includes a reservoir in which the formulation is placed, and an applicator capable of being loaded with a quantity of the formulation. The reservoir includes a heating device capable of heating at least a portion of the applicator and the quantity of product with which it is loaded when the device is not in a closed position of the reservoir. Heating is preferably permitted when the applicator is in an intermediate position, held at the level of an opening in the reservoir, with the circumference of this opening having at least one heated wall. The heated wall preferably incorporates a stripper element mounted in the reservoir opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Michel Fontaine
  • Patent number: 7104716
    Abstract: The distributor-applicator mobile in the axial direction includes a body forming a cavity provided with an opening, and an applicator comprising a threaded cap forming a member for gripping the applicator, a rod and an application element: a) the body comprises a member for forming an axial partition in the cavity so as to form an axial sequence of N staged compartments in the cavity denoted C1 to CN, where N varies from 2 to 4, b) the forming member comprises N?1 separation elements being denoted Si between two successive compartments, c) each compartment Ci, where i>1, comprises a volume forming a storage element for the product, and a free volume forming a communication, such that the application element can access each compartment in order to collect the corresponding products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventor: Robert Petit
  • Patent number: 7097376
    Abstract: A scraping sealing device for cleaning the stems and the bristles of liquid or pasty cosmetic product applicators, comprising a substantially cylindrical body of flexible material, crossed by an axial hole, to be applied to the neck of a container; the body showing a terminal section having a substantially truncated conical layout, wherein the outer wall of the terminal section, which reaches the applicator, forms with the device axis an angle different from 90 degrees, the device wall tapering in the terminal section until null thickness at the the edge is encountered. The device makes an exhaustive cleaning of the stem when the latter is extracted from the bottle. It completely removes the exceeding contents present on the bristles and when the applicator is again inserted into the bottle, the device makes an efficacious hydraulic seal around the stem body, that avoids the product from drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: P & C S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Beretta
  • Patent number: 7077592
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a substance to skin may include an applicator element configured to apply at least one line of substance to skin. The applicator element may include a rod or a receptacle, a portion extending from the rod or receptacle, and at least two tips. Each of the tips may have fibers configured to retain the substance. A flexibility of the applicator element may be greater at the tips than at the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7044669
    Abstract: A packaging device for a fluid product which includes a bottle formed by a body and a neck with an axis X. The opening of the neck is defined by a rim which includes an inner portion and an outer portion. In the illustrated embodiment, at least part of the outer portion is located axially above the inner portion. A flow reducer is mounted in the neck opening, with the reducer incorporating a flange resting on the inner portion of the rim of the neck. The flow reducer is also spaced from at least part of an outer portion of the rim of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Mathilde Winckels, Guilhem Rousselet
  • Patent number: 7033101
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an interproximal brush with gargle and disinfectant. This interproximal brush includes two brush units. The brush units each consists of a handle having a rectangular cross-section, and an interproximal cleaning means, such as bristles or a dental floss, fixed to an end of the handle. The interproximal brush also has a casing consisting of two reception parts. In this case, the reception parts have a hollow box shape for receiving the brush units, and contain gargle and disinfectant therein, respectively. Further, a sealing unit is provided at a position around a mouth of each of the two reception parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Sang Kee Han
  • Patent number: 6986617
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cylindrically shaped reservoir for housing lotion therein. The reservoir has a continuous outer surface defining monolithically formed upper and lower portions. The upper portion is spaced inwardly from the lower portion. A cap is threadably conjoinable with the upper portion. An elongated and rectilinear handle is slidably positional into the reservoir. The handle is provided with a monolithically formed bottom lip portion annularly protruding away therefrom and a monolithically formed top end that has a spherical shape. An applicator pad is rotatably conjoined about the handle and nested within the reservoir in such a manner that the applicator pad becomes impregnated with the lotion during non-operating conditions. The applicator pad has an open top end portion wherein the handle is positioned therethrough. The applicator pad maintains a static relationship with the reservoir as the handle is linearly extracted from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: William C. Denker
  • Patent number: 6974271
    Abstract: A device for dispensing mascara includes a container assembly for holding the supply of mascara and an applicator for dispensing an amount of mascara, the applicator being sized and shaped to penetrate into the container assembly. The container assembly includes a tubular container which is shaped to define an interior cavity into which the supply of mascara is stored. A funnel is disposed within an open neck in the container and includes a rigid member and a flexible member which together define an orifice. A button slidably disposed in the container can be manually depressed so as to urge against the flexible member of the funnel. Accordingly, depression of the button regulates the size of the funnel orifice through which the applicator passes and, in turn, the amount of mascara which is retained onto the applicator upon removal from the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Key Beaute, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Kellar Wainer
  • Patent number: 6945723
    Abstract: Packaging and application device comprising a container having an internal space (12) in which the product (P) is contained, an application element (16), a housing (14) for housing the application element and a permeable wall (23) placed between the said housing and the internal space containing the product. The application element and the housing are both designed in such a way that the application element has, when it is in the said housing, at least one surface portion (16a) located, without any appreciable axial compression, opposite an opening (25) in the permeable wall. The internal space is a variable-volume space, compression means being provided for making the said internal volume pass selectively from a first volume, greater than the volume of product, to a second volume, smaller than the first, this reduction in volume being accompanied by an overpressure which is conducive to transferring product through the said permeable wall towards the application element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 6942537
    Abstract: A bubble bottle and bubble wand in which a bubble bottle adapted to house bubble fluid therein and having a neck at one end. The neck has a top surface. The top surface has a top closure thereon. The top closure has an aperture therein. A bubble wand is adapted to be removably inserted through the aperture of said bottle to retrieve and bubble fluid contained in said bottle. The closure cap for the bottle is attached to an end of the wand so that when the wand is fully inserted into the bubble bottle the bottle is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Jakks Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bianco, Brent Oeschger
  • Patent number: 6866437
    Abstract: A device for applying a substance, in particular a cosmetic, the device comprising an applicator having a structure for application purposes and capable of transporting the substance onto a surface to be treated, and optionally a wiper member for wiping said applicator prior to applying the substance, wherein inside at least a portion of said structure and/or the wiper member there are disposed one or more elements generating or suitable for generating a magnetic field of predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20040247372
    Abstract: The distributor-applicator (1) mobile in the axial direction (10) comprises a body (2) forming a cavity (20) provided with an opening (23), and an applicator (3) comprising a typically threaded cap (30) forming a means of gripping the said applicator, a rod (31) and an application means (32), and is characterised in that:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: TECHPACK INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Robert Petit
  • Publication number: 20040240926
    Abstract: A brush for applying a substance to keratinous fibers may include a twisted core defining turns and bristles extending from the twisted core. The bristles may be clamped between the turns of the twisted core, and the bristles may include at least two deformed bristles clamped between two adjacent turns of the twisted core. Each of the at least two deformed bristles may have a length wherein at at least one point along the length each of the at least two deformed bristles includes either removal of material at the at least one point, stretching of material at the at least one point, or flattening at the at least one point. Each of the at least two deformed bristles may extend outward from the at least one point in a non-radial manner with respect to the twisted core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6814084
    Abstract: An application member may comprise a first portion, a second portion, and a base portion extending between the first and second portions. The application member may also comprise at least one support element located at least partially between the first and second portions. The at least one support element may comprise a plurality of application elements for applying the product, a first part proximal to the base portion, and a second part distal from the base portion. The application member may also comprise a gap located between the base portion and the second part of the support element, wherein the gap extends along at least a part of a length of the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6811340
    Abstract: The distributor of a cosmetic product comprises a body typically forming a reservoir for the product and an applicator. The applicator comprises a longitudinal element with a manual gripping member fixed to its upper end and an element of application of the cosmetic product at its lower end, the application element cooperating with the lower end in rotation, and comprising a member for transferring or temporarily retaining the product. The transfer or temporary retention member comprises a lower end positioned in the axial direction with respect to the lower end of the product, such that the latter does not project beyond the axial level of the lower end of the transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventor: Robert Petit
  • Publication number: 20040202502
    Abstract: A device includes a flask having a threaded neck and an applicator. In embodiments, the applicator includes a stem, an applicator element disposed at a first end of the stem, and a closure cap supporting the stem at a second end of the stem opposite from the first end. The closure cap may have a threaded portion arranged to screw onto the neck. The closure cap may include a ring releasably connected to the threaded portion and arranged to be capable of remaining secured to the neck during removal of the applicator from the flask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20040170463
    Abstract: It is herein described a scraping sealing device for the cleaning of the stems and the bristles of liquid or pasty cosmetic product applicators, comprising a substantially cylindrical body of flexible material, crossed by an axial hole, to be applied to the neck of a container; the said body showing a terminal section having a substantially truncated conical layout, wherein the outer wall of the said terminal section, which reaches the applicator, forms with the device axis an angle different from 90 degrees, the device wall tapering in the said terminal section until to have a null thickness in correspondence with the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: Paolo Beretta
  • Publication number: 20040161285
    Abstract: An applicator is configured to apply a substance on a portion of the human body and comprises an applicator element. The applicator element comprises at least two walls forming therebetween a cavity suitable for retaining the substance, at least one slot that extends along a longitudinal axis and through which the substance contained in the cavity is dispensed in order to be applied, and at least one opening whereby the cavity opens to the outside. In embodiments, the opening comprises at least one portion with a width in a plane extending transversely to the slot that is greater than a width of the slot in the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 6758618
    Abstract: A container and applicator assembly includes an applicator with a handle and a dispensing tip, and a container with a chamber that detachably receives at least part of the applicator. The container has an inner surface with a plurality of protrusions that extend in the chamber along side portions of the tip. The protrusions facilitate distribution of the composition across the tip and also help to prevent unintentional movement of the composition to other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Petrich, Larry D. Fleisher
  • Patent number: 6722804
    Abstract: A package for storing and dispensing a desired amount of an applique on an applicator, such as a tube of mascara, includes a self-supporting, deformable sleeve mounted intermediate the applique reservoir and a cap member for closing the package when the applicator is adjacent the bottom of the reservoir. The sleeve member includes an open-ended passageway communicating with the reservoir and is fixedly and sealingly mounted to a housing for the reservoir. In one embodiment, the cap member fits over and about the sleeve member and is removably secured to the outer surface of the reservoir housing; when secured, the sleeve member sealingly engages the inner end surface of the cap member. In an alternative embodiment, the cap member is removably secured to a rigid relatively thin, plate member which, in turn, is fixedly and sealingly mounted to the end of the sleeve member opposite the housing member so as to leave the exterior surface of the sleeve member exposed to view when the package is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Jennifer Paulson Lee
  • Patent number: 6709181
    Abstract: An applicator for the application of a cosmetic medium, such as mascara has a reservoir with an open end and a closed end and a frustoconical threaded socket in the open end. The applicator further includes a cap assembly which has a cap end and a frustoconical threaded plug. The frustoconical threaded plug is sized to mate sealingly with the frustoconical threaded socket of the reservoir and has a stem projecting axially from the plug. A cosmetic applicator is mounted to the stem and a reservoir insert is fitted inside the reservoir below the frustoconical threaded socket. The reservoir insert has a wiping orifice sized and shaped to wipe the cosmetic applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Antonio Montoli