Applicator Includes Container Closure Or Overlies Material Patents (Class 401/126)
  • Patent number: 9675161
    Abstract: The device comprises a container that is transparent, at least in part, and that contains a transparent cosmetic composition; a cap that is suitable for closing the container, preventing any of the composition from leaving the container; and an applicator that is fastened to the cap, and that includes at least one transparent portion that extends into the composition when the container is closed by the cap. The transparent portion of the applicator and the composition have respective refractive indices that present a difference that is less than or equal to 0.075, preferably less than or equal to 0.05, or even less than or equal to 0.03.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Nicolas Castex, Julien Seingier
  • Patent number: 9668564
    Abstract: This applicator comprises a tip (22) with a central axis (A-A?) and a product application body (24), in a single piece with the tip (22). The body (24) includes a first curved segment (40) with a local axis moving away from the central axis (A-A?) seen in a plane parallel to an axial median plane of the applicator. The body (24) has a second curved intermediate segment (42) with a local axis approaching the central axis (A-A?), and defining, with the first segment (40), a first hollow area. The body (24) has a third end segment (44) defining, with the second intermediate segment (42), a second hollow area (58) opposite the first hollow area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Marine Roualdes
  • Patent number: 9538826
    Abstract: An applicator comprising a stem having a handle at its proximal end and an applicator element at its distal end. The applicator element is constructed from a filament constructed at least partially from a thermal storage material that is capable of retaining heat or cold for application to a body. The applicator element comprises at least two loops which provide a discontinuous application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Smita Srivastava, Iti Seth, Rahul Bose
  • Patent number: 9498048
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventor: Patrick Lhoyer
  • Patent number: 9456676
    Abstract: A cosmetic container is configured such that when a cover is rotated against a container main body in the removing direction, a guided part of a stopper portion rotated in sync with a grip portion is first guided by a guiding part of a joint, the stopper portion, the sleeve portion, and a cosmetic material M or an application body 3 move to the side of the container main body, the cosmetic material and the application body contact each other, and the screwing operation of the first and second screw parts then takes effect, to cause the cover to be removed from the container main body. This enables an appropriate amount of the cosmetic material to be attached to the application body along with a removing operation of the cover from the container main body without the need for a particular operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TOKIWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9357827
    Abstract: A mascara device includes a housing. The housing includes a first mascara-carrying chamber and a second mascara-carrying chamber. A first mascara applicator is removably carried by the housing within the first mascara-carrying chamber. The first mascara applicator includes a first applicator tip that is adapted to apply mascara to eyelashes of a wearer. The first applicator tip includes a circular cross-sectional outer perimeter shape. A second mascara applicator is removably carried by the housing within the second mascara-carrying chamber. The second mascara applicator includes a second applicator tip that is adapted to apply mascara to the eyelashes of the wearer. The second applicator tip includes a semi-circular cross-sectional outer perimeter shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Judith L. Grabo
  • Patent number: 9185960
    Abstract: A stylus for use in the application of a cosmetic includes a wand member having a beveled end with a bevel angle and a second end opposite the beveled end; a cup member having beveled end with the bevel angle and second end opposite the beveled end; a connection member comprising one of a magnet or a metallic material, the connection member being fixably attached to the second end of the cup member; and a protrusion extending from the end face of the second end of the cup member; wherein the wand member and cup member are rotatably connected along an axis of rotation at their respective beveled ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: JULEP BEAUTY, INC.
    Inventors: Jane Park, Albert Han Leung, Pontus Kaj Bjorn Wahlgren, Alyson Marie Yamada, James R. Yurchenco
  • Patent number: 9167881
    Abstract: A container system includes a bottle body having an inner cavity and a threaded rim, an inner housing compatible with the inner cavity, a layer of a sample of contents placed between the inner cavity of the bottle body and the inner housing, a receptacle removeably placed within the inner housing and storing contents, and a lid to form a seal with the bottle body, when attached to the threaded rim. There can also be a brush attached to the lid to dispense the contents. The contents are protected from degradation due to environmental exposure, while the layer still displays features of the contents. The receptacle has a first portion and a second portion. The portions have different shapes, but are made integral into a single cavity. The single cavity resists settling of the contents and facilitates stirring of the contents for actual use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: JE MATADI, Inc.
    Inventors: Pershant Mehta, Leo Chieh-Hao Chen
  • 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: 9033605
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9033603
    Abstract: Container for liquid or paste-like products, of the type consisting of a tank and of a closing cap of said tank and a handle for a stem carried by said cap, said tank consisting of a cylindrical body, limited above by a neck, said stem being configured to be introduced through said neck and having at the distal end thereof an application unit, characterized in that on the outer periphery of said neck there are provided relief shaped elements guiding and retaining pin elements projecting internally from said cap, said shaped elements consisting of a serrated, annular base crown and a series of guiding and retaining bodies, the axis of which is angled with respect to the axis of said tank 1 , said bodies being mutually separated and separated from said annular crown by a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BRIVAPLAST S.r.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Vanoncini, Anna Poletto, Ambrogio Fumagalli, Bruno Boccardo
  • Publication number: 20150128980
    Abstract: A stylus for use in the application of a cosmetic includes a wand member having a beveled end with a bevel angle and a second end opposite the beveled end; a cup member having beveled end with the bevel angle and second end opposite the beveled end; a connection member comprising one of a magnet or a metallic material, the connection member being fixably attached to the second end of the cup member; and a protrusion extending from the end face of the second end of the cup member; wherein the wand member and cup member are rotatably connected along an axis of rotation at their respective beveled ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: JULEP. INC.
    Inventors: Jane PARK, Albert Han LEUNG, Pontus Kaj Bjorn WAHLGREN, Alyson Marie YAMADA, James R. YURCHENKO
  • Publication number: 20150132042
    Abstract: A cap-dispenser assembly including a cap and a dispenser attached to the cap. The cap is a hollow cylinder with a first pipe provided on the upper surface of the base of the cap. A plurality of ribs are provided between the first pipe and the base of the cap. The space inside the first pipe and the space inside the base form a fluid channel. The dispenser has an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion of the dispenser is upward tapered while the lower portion of the dispenser is provided at bottom with a recess to receive the first pipe of the cap. The cap-dispenser assembly can be attached to a flexible tube to enable dispense of the content in the flexible tube on wounds of various sizes via the fluid channel and pores of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Fa-Ter CHU
  • Patent number: 8998521
    Abstract: A cosmetics container for a liquid or pasty cosmetic, comprising a storage container having a removal opening, and a closure cap for opening and closing this removal opening. The closure cap can be detachably locked in its closing position on the storage container using at least one latching device that acts between the closure cap and the storage container. The cosmetics container further comprises at least one locking device which is able to assume at least one release position and at least one blocking position, and which in the blocking position blocks the latching element in such a way that a lock existing between the closure cap and the storage container cannot be released and the closure cap thus cannot be moved out of its closing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Weigel
  • Patent number: 8998522
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • 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: 8985883
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator comprising a handle having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the handle comprises a drive; an applicator head operatively associated with the drive to move at least part of the applicator head relative to the handle; and a control surface disposed at the proximal end of the handle and operatively associated with the drive. The control surface may be rotatable about a control surface axis through a plurality of positions and the control surface axis may be aligned with the longitudinal axis of the handle. The control surface may be moveable through a plurality of positions. The applicator may comprise an additional control surface, such as a second control surface or temporary control surface, which may be operated independently or in combination with the first control surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Jonathan Wyatt, David Edward Wilson, Florina Winter, Neil Scott Beattie, Colin Dennis Ager, Peter David Cauwood, Thomas Elliot Rabe
  • Patent number: 8967894
    Abstract: A mascara brush capable of achieving the volume-up and curling of eyelashes by raising eyelashes with a mascara material applied is provided. The mascara brush is withdrawn from a mascara container, a button on the top of a grip is pressed, and then the brush is bent from a brush rod in an arc shape by a working member within a brush base, to prevent mascara materials adhered to a mascara rod from staining the periphery of eyes or nose, thereby providing a convenient use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Hae-won Jeong
  • 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: 8967895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application device (1) for a liquid or semi-liquid product contained in a receptacle (B), where the application device (1) comprises an adjusting screw (3), an applicator brush (2) and a sleeve (4). By means of the adjusting screw (3), the applicator brush's (2) position in the longitudinal direction of the sleeve (4) can be controlled, whereby the application device's (1) applicator element (21) is brought into contact with the liquid or semi-liquid product contained in the receptacle (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Elecape AS
    Inventors: Siv-Rita Svendsen, Lene Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8961049
    Abstract: A container for liquid cosmetics, wherein liquid cosmetic is filled both in a first bottle and a second bottle. A user can use the liquid cosmetic filled in the second bottle, and if necessary, the user can move the liquid cosmetic filled in the first bottle to the second bottle. That is, the container can be easily kept and used. In addition, a first bottle is allowed to be rotated in one direction only by stopper protrusions and stoppers so that the container can be used without errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 8950962
    Abstract: A system for sampling a heated product comprising a disposable first subassembly having an applicator head, and a physically separate reusable second subassembly having an electric heating circuit. Prior to use, the two subassemblies are able to form a rigid connection. As a result of forming this connection, the applicator head is transferred to the second subassembly such that a portion of the electric heating circuit is inserted into an interior space of the applicator head. In this configuration, the second subassembly is used to apply heated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 8944713
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonori Koguchi
  • Patent number: 8944714
    Abstract: An applicator for combing and/or for applying a composition including a molded applicator member, that includes an elongate core extending along a longitudinal axis; and at least three rows of teeth connected to the core, the rows extending along the longitudinal axis of the core, having at least one row of long teeth and at least one row of short teeth, the implantation of the rows of teeth being substantially constant around the core over at least a fraction of the length of the applicator member, at least one row of long teeth is disposed on the core in a manner that is different from a row of short teeth, the two rows differing in at least one of the following ways: the spacing of the teeth in the row; the number of teeth in the row; or the thickness of the teeth measured perpendicularly to their long direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150020836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator comprising: a gripping member (7), a stem (6), of longitudinal axis X, connected by its first end to the gripping member (7), an applicator element (20) connected to a second end of the stem (6) by an articulation comprising a ball joint (206), characterized in that the articulation comprises a rotation axis that coincides with the longitudinal axis X of the stem (6), and the stem (6) is in one piece, and the applicator element (20) is made of metal, ceramic or glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Ramet, Michel Limongi
  • Publication number: 20150023716
    Abstract: A container or case for cosmetics or other products that are applied by an applicator tool, the container or case comprising a housing adapted to receive an exchangeable cartridge and a handle adapted to receive an exchangeable applicator tool. In some embodiments, the housing comprises a window for viewing the substance contained in the exchangeable cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Brigitte Donna Nobles
  • Publication number: 20150013713
    Abstract: An device not limited to the application of a cosmetic, includes a means for shearing mascara; a means for loading mascara evenly onto the applicator head; a means for choosing the direction of the rotation motion; a means for simultaneous rotation, reciprocation and vibration of the applicator head; a means for choosing when to activate and deactivate the device; a means for vibration of an applicator head; and a means for converting an rotation motion into a reciprocating rotating motion thereby enabling the applicator head to simultaneously travel back and forth and rotate for the application of mascara to the eyelashes. The incorporation of above mentioned means results in a device for applying mascara to the eyelashes by way of a simultaneous reciprocation, rotation and vibration motion in a clockwise or counterclockwise manner, a simultaneous reciprocation and rotation motion in a clockwise or counterclockwise manner or a vibration only means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Herman David Palmieri
  • Patent number: 8899243
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20140348566
    Abstract: This cosmetic application device (1) includes an application tool (2) and a container (3), the application tool (2) being insertable into and removable from the container (3) through an opening (33) of the container (3). When the application tool (2) is tilted in a state where the fixation between the lid body (23) of the application tool (2) and the mouth/neck section (32) of the container (3) has been released and the lower end section (23d) of the lid body (23) is located at a position within the height-wise length of the mouth/neck section (32), the front end of the application section (21) of the application tool (2) is made to contact an inner wall in the vicinity of the bottom section of the containing section (31) of the container (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Uehara, Kenko Kurita, Masahiro Oka, Yu Saito
  • Patent number: 8894309
    Abstract: 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: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Geka GmbH
    Inventors: Manuela Geuther, Friedrich Weigel
  • Patent number: 8894311
    Abstract: An applicator for eyeliner having a stem and an applicator endpiece carried by the stem, the endpiece being of elongate shape along a longitudinal axis and including a flexible zone that deforms while the applicator is in use and that has first and second dimensions dx and dy respectively along first and second axes that are perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the endpiece, the first and second dimensions dx and dy being substantially equal; the endpiece including a head extending the flexible zone, the head being connected to the remainder of the endpiece solely via the flexible zone, the head being flat in a plane containing the longitudinal axis and the second axis, and measured parallel to the second axis having a maximum width that is greater than the second dimension dy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8894310
    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: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Hartstock-Martin, Jochen Rauschert
  • Publication number: 20140341631
    Abstract: An apparatus and series of accompanying methods for compact transportation and application of cosmetic compounds, hygiene products and the like, which affords the user the ability to travel with the requirement of carrying bulky products comprising packaging or heavy baggage. The apparatus employs individualized, removably attached compartments for retaining metered quantities of cosmetic compounds and hygiene products and these compartments are interchangeable in order to retain numerous configurations of products, including, but not limited to mascara, lip gloss, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, eye shadow, eye liner, and blush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Angela Cakridas, Peter Cakridas
  • Patent number: 8888390
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition includes: an applicator member and a vibration source. The applicator is configured to enable the user to orient the vibration of the vibration source relative to the applicator member selectively in at least two different orientations, at one or more predefined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8882381
    Abstract: A container or case for cosmetics or other products that are applied by an applicator tool, the container or case comprising a housing adapted to receive an exchangeable cartridge and a handle adapted to receive an exchangeable applicator tool. In some embodiments, the housing comprises a window for viewing the substance contained in the exchangeable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brigitte Donna Nobles
  • Publication number: 20140326265
    Abstract: A dual-ended multiple purpose makeup applicator device includes a tubular body defining an interior cavity configured to contain a makeup and having an open first end and an open second end; a first makeup applicator removably attachable to the first end; and a second makeup applicator removably attachable to the second end. One of the makeup applicators is designed to apply makeup to the eyelid margins and eyelid platform in the form of a tight line, water line and lid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tight Line Cosmetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica C. Golding
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8870485
    Abstract: A pretreating device, and method, that is intuitive for the customer, ensures good penetration of the liquid laundry detergent composition into a stain, particularly greasy stains, and is suitable for washing delicate fabrics, particularly at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William John Davis, David James McNeill, Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Van Den Bergh, Katrien Andrea Tony Hellings
  • Publication number: 20140314466
    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: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Hartstock, Jochen Rauschert
  • Publication number: 20140314465
    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: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GEKA BRUSH GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Hartstock, Jochen Rauschert
  • Patent number: 8864398
    Abstract: Packaging for cosmetic products, such as mascara, are provided, including a container for holding a cosmetic composition and an applicator which is disposed within a cut-out portion of the container. The container includes a number of passages through at least one side such that a portion of the applicator is brought into contact with the passages when seated on the container. The applicator is adapted to seal the container when seated on the container. The applicator is further adapted to be removed from the container and pressed or squeezed onto keratinous fibers (e.g., eyelashes) of a user to apply the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avon Products Inc.
    Inventors: William E. McNamara, Gregory A. Ornoski, David Cerutti
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140286893
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cosmetic compositions for making up and/or coating keratinous fibers, said composition comprising: (a) at least one semicrystalline polymer; (b) at least one silicone elastomer blend comprising at least one silicone cross-polymer dispersed in at least one oil; (c) at least one hydrophilic gelling agent; and (d) an aqueous phase. Also disclosed herein are methods for making up and/or enhancing the appearance of keratinous fibers comprising applying said compositions to the keratinous fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Ethan ALDEN-DANFORTH, Angeles FONOLLA-MORENO
  • Publication number: 20140286688
    Abstract: An applicator bottle design is provided which allows significantly less fluid to be wasted than previous designs. The design includes a reservoir or indentation for the applicator while the top of the bottle is screwed on. When the bottle is unscrewed, or in use, the applicator can reach more fluid in the bottle so that less fluid is wasted than with conventional applicator bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SMART ASSETS, INC.
    Inventor: Michelle Arney
  • Patent number: 8834052
    Abstract: A lip gloss case for guiding an applying tip into an entry of a main body, includes: a main body accommodating cosmetics; an applying tip inserted into an entry of the main body to apply the cosmetics to user's skin; a first magnetic material provided in the applying tip; and a second magnetic material provided on the entry of the main body and attracting the first magnetic material in the applying tip to guide the first magnetic material into the entry of the main body. By doing so, due to the attractive force between the first magnetic material and the second magnetic material which are respectively provided in the applying tip and on the entry of the main body, an eye handicapped person or the old suffering from eyesight or tremor of the hand may easily insert the applying tip into the entry of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Min Ji Kim
  • Publication number: 20140234007
    Abstract: A spouting-type cosmetic container. The spouting-type cosmetic container is disclosed. The container includes: a main container provided with an opening; a pipette tube spouting cosmetic; a cap unit detachably installed to the opening of the main container and including an inner cap and an outer cap encasing the inner cap; an up/down button installed to the upper side of the outer cap to move up and down for a preset stroke and having cam holes formed on the side wall to face the cams; a piston fixed to the lower side of the up/down button to move up and down with the up/down button; and an elastic member elastically reacting to move the up/down button and the piston upward and to spout the cosmetic accommodated in the main container out. Preset amount of cosmetic may be discharged and user's convenience may be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8807857
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device providing for the use of a refill applicable to make up packagings having as main characteristic the detachment of the refill by double torsional moment. This invention also provides for the moment applicable on the cap has a different strength that the moment applicable on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Natura Cosm├ęticos S.A.
    Inventor: Frederico de Carvalho L'Abbate
  • Publication number: 20140212199
    Abstract: An applique vessel for storing applique is described. The vessel includes: an interior surface; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the interior surface. An applique vessel for storing applique includes: a body adapted to store applique; and a top comprising an application element, where the body and the top adapted to form a vessel if coupled, and the top is adapted to couple to the body via a compression fit. An applique system adapted to store and apply applique includes: a flexible body adapted to store applique; a top including an application element; and an applique removal feature positioned along a portion of the flexible body. An application element adapted to apply applique to a user includes: a frame having a particular shape; and a set of protuberances extending from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Pui Yan Chung