Applicator Movable Axially Relative To Closure Patents (Class 401/127)
  • Patent number: 11071367
    Abstract: The apparatus for dispensing cosmetics has a bottle portion configured to hold the cosmetics product, a wiper structure at an open end of the bottle portion; and a closure portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Melt Cosmetics
    Inventors: Laura Arellano, Dana Bomar, Jacky Gunter, Stephen Corsi, Dale Woiken
  • Patent number: 10398468
    Abstract: The invention describes a single circumcision aid which limits circumcision scar formation and facilitates a fast healing time period. The circumcision aid includes a tubular section having a glans penis locating portion at a first open end region thereof, an opposite second end region and a body therebetween, the body including a threaded portion being received by a screw means. The circumcision aid also includes a framework providing stability to the aid, a crush means and a locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CIRCUMQ IP (RF) (PTY) LTD
    Inventor: Hendrik Jakobus Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 9215922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging a cosmetic product, comprising a container (10) having an opening defined by a neck (12) of the container, and a cap (20) for closing the container (10). The cap (20) comprises a cover element (22), a closing-off element (40) for the opening, connected to the cover element (22), a spring member (39) located between the cover element (22) and the closing-off element (40), and a mechanism (30) for locking the cap on the container (10). According to the invention, the locking mechanism (30) comprises a means (25) for retaining the cover element on the container and a means (31) for actuating the retaining VIII means (25) so as to selectively enable the cover element (22) to move with respect to the container (10) from a locked position of the cover element to an unlocked position of the cover element (22) in which the cap (20) can be separated freely from the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-François Delage, Lionel Drugeon, Jean-Marc Lebrand
  • Patent number: 9144288
    Abstract: A cosmetic fluid dispenser, comprising in combination a generally tubular body, a generally tubular body extension forming a cosmetic fluid container, a longitudinally elongated wand received endwise into the container, the wand having a fluid applicator at one end of the wand to contact the fluid, and means responsive to manual relative rotation of the body and extension to progressively bodily displace the wand endwise to a removal position in which a portion of the wand projects from the body, for grasping and pull-out of the wand from the body, whereby the removed wand may be used to cosmetically dispense fluid from the applicator, following which the wand is returned to the body, and endwise retraction into the body and body extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Lava Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Derik Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150071696
    Abstract: An injection-molded plastic sealing cap having a tubular cap body with a longitudinal axis, which cap body transitions integrally into a plate that extends at least predominantly in a radial direction, in which the inner circumference of the tubular cap body has at least one holding projection that protrudes radially inward into the inner space that is circumferentially encompassed by the cap body, wherein the plate has a window that is associated with the at least one holding projection and is aligned with the holding projection with which it is associated, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the sealing cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Friedrich Weigel, Werner Fischer
  • 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: 8944712
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventor: James Thorpe
  • 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: 8920058
    Abstract: A grooming device comprising a grooming element. The grooming element may be elongated along a longitudinal axis. The grooming device 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 grooming element include means engaging keratin fibers or for improving the aesthetic appearance of keratin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc
    Inventors: Marisol A. Simard, Gregory A. Ornoski
  • Patent number: 8783988
    Abstract: The assembly comprises a system for the packaging and application of a product and a device for protecting said system. The system comprises a receptacle for storing the product, a product applicator, and a member for closing the receptacle bearing the applicator. The protective device comprises a cap mounted on the system and at least one means for releasing the system. The releasing means comprises a means for holding the system relative to the device and a means for actuating the holding means in order to render the holding means inactive and at least partly separate the system and the protective device. The assembly also comprises return means capable of maintaining a sealed contact between the closing member and the storage receptacle in an active position of the holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8783989
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator, in particular a mascara applicator, having a first applicator region and at least one additional applicator region in which the applicator regions are connected to each other in movable fashion relative to each other by means of an articulation and/or the additional applicator region is connected to the first applicator region in a way that allows it to be slid in linear fashion relative to the first applicator region. A cosmetic product may also include the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Weigel, Werner Fischer
  • Patent number: 8747004
    Abstract: An improved device for use as a lid with integral handle for attachment to a can, the lid portion having two concentric sets of threads to engage a container having one of two spout diameters, an applicator or swab being adapted to extend from the handle in which it is situated, the extension distance of the swab being adjustable within the handle, the swab being useful as an applicator for applying liquid coatings, solvents, adhesives, or other materials. The invention also includes a variety of attachments for use with the lid and handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: IPS Corporation
    Inventors: Terry R. McPherson, Jack D. Roach, Steven R Cole
  • Patent number: 8689808
    Abstract: An applicator may include an applicator member including an inorganic material. The applicator member may include a core that is different from a twisted core, and projecting applicator elements extending from the core. The applicator member may further include a stem supporting the applicator member. The stem may include a rigid portion and a flexible portion extending between the applicator member and the rigid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 8568048
    Abstract: A bendable mascara brush which includes a container for storing mascara and a brush assembly plugging into the container. The brush assembly form a joint between a brush shaft and a main shaft. Then, a slant guiding surface is configured in front of the brush shaft and, as the brush shaft is pushed forward by the main shaft, a slant surface of the brush shaft engages the guiding surface, causing the brush shaft to tilt to a side at an angle and thereby avoiding the problem of blocking user view. Additionally, a notch is configured opposite to the guiding surface so that the tilted brush shaft is embedded into the notch and held reliably and steadily in its tilted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Shya Hsin Plastic Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chun Chan
  • Patent number: 8556528
    Abstract: An applicator system for applying a product to a surface includes an adjustable implement comprising an applicator that is selectively pivotable at least about ninety degrees. By virtue of having an applicator that is selectively pivotable ninety degrees, the adjustable implement is capable of applying various products in multiple positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Nick Gardner, Adrian C. Apodaca, Armando Villarreal
  • Patent number: 8529147
    Abstract: An applicator may include: an applicator member; a handle that is generally elongate along a longitudinal axis; and a drive mechanism arranged to transform an action, exerted by a user on a control member that is movable relative to the handle, into a turning movement of the applicator member relative to the handle. The control member may be movable in a direction that is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Delage
  • Patent number: 8342321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet brush (1) and holder (10). The toilet brush (1) comprises a handle (2) and a brush head. The holder (10) comprises a container (11C) configured to hold disinfectant liquid. The holder (10) is configured: to support the toilet brush and bear the weight of the toilet brush in a first position, in which the brush head is spaced apart from liquid in the container; and to support the toilet brush in a second position, in which the brush head is at least partially immersed in liquid in the container. The holder (10) is configured for movement of the toilet brush (1) between the first and second positions by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: McAllan Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Neil McAllan
  • Patent number: 8267610
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a cleansing solution on to a tissue comprised of: a reservoir container forming an interior volume for holding a cleansing solution and an opening that provides access to the interior volume; a dispersion component comprised of an upper surface, a lower surface, a plurality of holes on the upper surface, and at least one channel between the upper and lower surfaces; and a pump assembly comprised of a tubular member extending from the interior volume of the reservoir container, through the opening, and mated to the lower surface of the dispersion component, in which the pump assembly defines an actuator for pumping the cleansing solution from said interior volume of the reservoir container, through the one or more channels, and through the holes of the upper surface of said dispersion component when a pressure is applied to the dispersion component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Avery Goodman
  • Patent number: 8235616
    Abstract: A molded, plastic safety closure adapted for use on a nail polish bottle. Closure includes an inner cap, and an overcap that fits over the inner cap in a telescoping manner. Inner cap includes a hollow cylindrical section, a top wall, a plurality of teeth spaced about the top wall, a post extends upwardly from said top wall, and pawls are spaced around the post. Overcap includes a plurality of complementary teeth spaced about its interior, and vanes spaced around the interior of the overcap. The two sets of teeth are normally maintained apart by spring fingers that provide an upwardly directed biasing force. When the closure is subjected to a downwardly directed force, the two sets of teeth are brought in alignment, and the vanes and pawl cooperate to provide a ratchet mechanism. The inner cap and outer cap are rotated as a unit, and provide sufficient torque to unseat the closure, and allow access to the contents of the nail polish bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Enrico Raccah
  • 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: 8157463
    Abstract: “Extended Bristles” is a application tool that replaces a standard nail polish brush and cap to obtain the complete contents of nail polish by pushing the top plunger cap, which slides over a spring and lower cap and immerses the bristles to the bottom of the bottle. The plunger cap which is attached to the plunger shaft and bristles has a spring located between upper and lower cap around the plunger shaft that retracts when application is completed. The brush is able to extend to the bottom of the bottle when the cap is closed securely or when it is resting unsecured at top of polish bottle. By using the entire contents of the bottle of nail polish the only remaining part is the glass bottle which will not pollute the ground or environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jeff R McBratney, Roberta L Tracz
  • Patent number: 8087415
    Abstract: An applicator assembly and in particular, relates to an adjustable applicator capable of being adjusted to retain variable quantities of a product is provided. Also disclosed is a container comprising an applicator assembly for storing and application of consumer products such as cosmetic, hair care or dental products. The applicator assembly is configured to comprise at least two applicator heads, wherein the applicator heads are arranged to be movable relative to each other thereby resulting in change in density of the bristles of the applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Koushik Kohli, Santosh Mohapatra, Iti Seth, Manisha Kohli, Vaishali Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20110311295
    Abstract: “Extended Bristles” is a application tool that replaces a standard nail polish brush and cap to obtain the complete contents of nail polish by pushing the top plunger cap, which slides over a spring and lower cap and immerses the bristles to the bottom of the bottle. The plunger cap which is attached to the plunger shaft and bristles has a spring located between upper and lower cap around the plunger shaft that retracts when application is completed. The brush is able to extend to the bottom of the bottle when the cap is closed securely or when it is resting unsecured at top of polish bottle. By using the entire contents of the bottle of nail polish the only remaining part is the glass bottle which will not pollute the ground or environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Jeff R. McBratney, Roberta L. Tracz
  • Publication number: 20110297173
    Abstract: An applicator system for applying a product to a surface includes an extendable implement comprising an applicator that is selectively extendable. By virtue of having an applicator that is selectively extendable, the extendable implement is capable of applying various products utilizing individual portions of the extendable implement to apply the product to hard-to-reach areas and to achieve multiple desired effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Dennis Jon Anderson, Robert John Wilczynski, Michael Joseph Chervassi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8070373
    Abstract: The mascara brush including a brush stick which is provided in a cap; a brush which is provided at the end of the brush stick; and an elevating bar which is connected to the brush stick in the manner of screw. The brush gets straightened to make eyelash voluminous when the elevating bar is elevated down and the brush gets curved to make eyelash curled when the elevating bar is elevated up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: HakChan Kim
  • Patent number: 7955015
    Abstract: A device for applying a product may include a container configured to contain a product and a case with a compartment configured to receive the container. The case may define an opening and the container may be configured to be moved relative to the case between a first angular position in which product in the container is accessible via the opening, and a second angular position in which product in the container is inaccessible. The device may further include an applicator. In some examples, the applicator may include a first portion configured to contribute to restricting axial movement of the applicator with respect to the case, and a second portion distinct from the first portion, wherein the second portion may be configured to contribute to rotationally coupling the applicator to the container so that movement of the applicator causes movement of the container between the first and second angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Albisetti, Aline Abergel
  • Patent number: 7914221
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an applicator includes an external sheath and an internal rod extending through and beyond a first end of the external sheath. A first end of the internal rod may be coupled to a plurality of axial members that extend between the first end of the internal rod and the first end of the external sheath. By actuating a knob coupled to the internal rod, the distance between the first end of the internal rod and the first end of the external sheath may be adjusted. By adjusting the distance, the configuration of the axial members may be adjusted and this adjustment may modify the amount of product that may be stored between the axial members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventors: Frederic Milesi, Fabrice Dieudonat
  • Publication number: 20100212682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable applicator assembly and in particular, relates to an adjustable applicator capable of being adjusted to retain variable quantities of a product. The invention also discloses container comprising said applicator assembly for storing and application of consumer products such as cosmetic, hair care or dental products. The adjustable applicator assembly of the present invention is configured to comprise at least two applicator heads, wherein the applicator heads are arranged to be movable relative to each other thereby resulting in change in density of the bristles of the applicator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Koushik Kohli, Santosh Mohaparta, Iti Seth, Manisha Kohli, Vaishali Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20090214285
    Abstract: A holder for cosmetic products having a hollow shell housing a removable reservoir containing a cosmetic composition. The removable reservoir is disposable or reusable. The removable reservoir comes with a replaceable applicator for the composition contained in the removable reservoir. The replaceable applicator has a handle acting as a cover for the removable reservoir. The handle inserts into an outer cover having an outside surface matching and complimenting the outside surface of the hollow shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Yong Hoon Cho
  • Publication number: 20090194120
    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: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Patent number: 7503718
    Abstract: A cosmetic container having a container body for receiving cosmetics and a cap having a cap body, an outer tube, and an inner tube. A first spring for urging the outer tube rearward is installed between the cap body and the outer tube. A second spring for urging the cap body forward is received in the inner tube. A shaft section with an application section is projectingly formed on the inner tube. An engagement groove is provided in the container body, in the outer peripheral surface near its head. A locking ball reception hole and a locking ball received in the hole are provided on the cap body. A restriction projection for restricting the locking ball from moving outward is provided inside the outer tube. The locking ball projected inward by the restriction projection fits in the engagement groove, and the cap is installed on the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Kabushikikaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Hamada
  • Patent number: 7467905
    Abstract: An applicator may include a support with a longitudinal axis. The support may include a stem, and a deformable portion including a first end and a second end, the deformable portion being arranged to deform elastically in a radial direction when a distance between the first and second ends is varied. The applicator may also include an applicator member fitted to the deformable portion between the first and second ends and extending continuously around the deformable portion. An adjuster element may be provided that is movable about at least the axis relative to the support and that is arranged to adjust the distance between the first and second ends of the deformable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jacques Habatjou
  • Patent number: 7429141
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device which is particularly advantageous for a cosmetic product. The arrangement includes a container incorporating an aperture and a cap intended to close the container aperture. The cap is connected to an applicator by a rod and a resilient means of return. The rod incorporates a first portion having a lengthwise axis. In one example, the applicator is connected by a pivot zone to the first portion, and the resilient means of return is arranged so as to constrain the pivot zone such that the applicator is caused to form a non-zero angle relative to the lengthwise axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jacques Habatjou
  • 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: 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: 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: 7165906
    Abstract: An applicator of a cosmetic product, typically designed to cooperate with a neck of a holder containing said cosmetic product, for example mascara, comprises a head forming a means of manually gripping said applicator, an axial stem and an application means, and is characterized in that it comprises a means of rotation of said axial stem, said means of rotation comprising a fixed part attached to said head, and a rotating part attached in rotation to said axial stem, and a manual means of activation and/or deactivation of said means of rotation, so as to form a rotary applicator, said axial stem and said application means attached to said axial stem being able to be rotated especially when a user of said applicator applies said cosmetic product, typically to the eyelashes, by manually gripping said head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventors: Fabrice Dieudonat, Franck Le Crosnier
  • Patent number: 7144172
    Abstract: A cleaning device, comprising a housing having a substantially vertical axis; a sponge-like working element movable between a working position in which it is located outside the housing for cleaning a surface, and a position in it is forcedly moved into the housing so as to be squeezed and therefore to expel liquid; and a removable plate which in an installed position extends substantially radially above the sponge-like working element so that a user can apply an action to the plate from above and therefore to apply an action on the sponge-like working element from above toward a surface to be cleaned substantially over a whole radial extension of the sponge-like element, while when the plate is removed the sponge-like working element is exposed from above and can be used with its lower, peripheral, and upper sides and with its lateral edge to extend into areas to be cleaned which are difficult to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventors: Sam Zhadanov, Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 7066675
    Abstract: A nail polish removing apparatus includes a container including an outer wall and an open top edge portion having a threaded outer surface. A first lid includes a centrally disposed threaded lip portion and a recessed portion aligned with the lip portion. The apparatus further includes a second lid, attachable to the lip portion, and provided with an annular opening. An elongated wand having opposed end portions and a cleansing head is also included. The slot and the opening are such that the cleansing head can be positioned through the slot but not the opening. The wand has a lower portion smaller than the opening so that the second lid can be detached from the first lid without causing the wand to rotate. The cavity is larger than the cleansing head such that an entire length of the cleansing head can be maintained within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Teresa Miller
  • Patent number: 7044670
    Abstract: An applicator includes a handle member, a retainer secured to the handle member, an applicator ball rotably mounted in the retainer, and at least one elastically-deformable link element connecting the retainer to the handle member so that the retainer is moveable relative to the member. The handle member may be configured to be capable of closing a receptacle in a leaktight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-François Delage
  • 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: 6942412
    Abstract: A product application device includes a receptacle having a variable inside volume configured to contain a product, an applicator element, and a dip tube configured to extend to the bottom of the receptacle. The device further includes a first portion and a second portion configured to cooperate together to define a substantially leak-proof enclosure for the applicator element. The dip tube is configured to enable the enclosure to be in flow communication with the product flowing from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6883990
    Abstract: A cosmetics container includes a hollow container and a cover unit. The cover unit is composed of a connecting cover, a brush, a revolving base and a revolving cover. The brush is normally positioned in the connecting cover of the cover unit. To do makeup, the revolving cover is rotated with the revolving base, and simultaneously the brush is extended out of the cover unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Hawthorn Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Ching Shih
  • Patent number: 6874966
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator device is disclosed. The device comprising a compartment for receiving a receptacle containing a substance; a applicator capable of being releasably fixed to the device; a first opening through which the applicator can take the substance; a shutter associated with the first opening and capable of taking a closed position and an opened position; a transmission member capable of being driven in displacement by the applicator to move the shutter into at least one of the open and closed positions; and a second opening distinct from the first and through which the receptacle can be inserted in said compartment, by being moved relative to the transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Florent Duqueroie, Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 6872020
    Abstract: A little bottle with a cap which can be mounted via a screw-type cap has an integrated brush for removing the mainly liquid contents of the little bottle. In order to be able to mainly remove the entire contents from the little bottle in a simple way with the integrated brush, it has been planned that, In combination, the brush in the cap is held in such a way that it can be moved in axial direction, and the interior space of the little bottle has a hollow near the bottom of the little bottle, which is at least partially opposite to the free end of the removal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Susanne Epli
  • Patent number: 6851880
    Abstract: A coating tool and a coating set including such a coating tool can uniformly and reliably apply protection liquid onto the recording surface of a recording medium so as to avoid problems of uneven application and uncoated areas. The coating tool comprises a protection liquid absorbing member for absorbing and holding protection liquid. The protection liquid absorbing member is formed to show a density not less than 30 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6821044
    Abstract: A liquid container has a cap that has a brush mounted thereon. The brush is spring-biased to move into liquid-contacting position and can move so the bristles of the brush will be in contact with the liquid in the container whenever the cap is associated with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: T. Bruce Podejko
  • Patent number: 6799582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container, and more particularly, to a cosmetic container which is constructed to facilitate elevating and lowering of a brush, and opening and closing of upper and lower caps through an interaction between the caps, in order to solve inconvenience where the brush is naturally deformed by the contents in a container (vessel) when liquid cosmetics such as lip gloss, eyeliner, eye shadow or manicure are put into and used within the container. A cosmetic cosmetic comprises a container body having a threaded portion provided on an opening portion thereof, a packing body seated on the opening portion, an upper cap and an elevating holder for elevating and lowering the brush, and a lower cap for separating all the caps from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 6789970
    Abstract: An apparatus wherein a fluid container mounts a threadedly removable cap, the threadedly removable cap including an internally threaded bottom well for securement to the container, with an upper cap bore mounting a plunger therewithin, the plunger coaxially aligned with the cap and container and mounting a brush rod and brush. The brush is in contact with a floor of the container in a second position displaced from a first position to permit the brush to project interiorly of the container for access to fluid on the floor of the container. An annular sealing ring encircles an inside of the lower section of the cap, wherein ring is in intimate circumferential contact with brush stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventors: Tonya K. Shearon, Jackie L. Norman, Jr.