Rod-like Or Spoon-like Solid Applicator Patents (Class 401/128)
  • Patent number: 11647853
    Abstract: A ring for holding a handheld spreader of a container for holding spreadable food is shaped to be press fit into a top mouth opening of an inside surface of the container. A holder is formed on an inner surface of the right and having at least a top slit opening sized to receive the handheld spreader of a substantially flat shape. The handheld spreader has a bent handle area bent approximately ninety degrees on an end and a spreading surface on an opposing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Ryan P Newland
  • Patent number: 11479402
    Abstract: Container with a modular structure consisting of an internal disposable assembly, or refill, comprising a glass vial, preferably intended to contain nail polish formulations, and a brush stem fixed through the glass vial lid, this disposable assembly designed to adapt into an external non-disposable assembly, comprising a lower safe handling base, having a cavity in which the vial is inserted, and a hollow upper body to externally grasp the vial lid to open and close the vial and, at the same time, to grasp the brush stem upper portion, providing appropriate handling of the thus formed brush assembly applicator, reducing the amount of discarded material, encouraging single-person use and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Glaucia Machado
  • Patent number: 11464316
    Abstract: A lip gloss brush head includes a fixing rod, a brush head body, and a flocking sleeve comprising fluff. The fixing rod and the brush head body are integrally connected. An upper surface and a lower surface of the brush head body are both cambered surfaces. A middle portion of the upper surface of the brush head body is provided with a storage tank. The flocking sleeve is sheathed on the outer surface of the brush head body, thus covering the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: APR Beauty Group Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 10660419
    Abstract: A packaged skin treatment composition comprising: (a) a receptacle with a neck and having stored therein a treatment composition containing microscopic three dimensional spherical structures having membranous outer walls and secluded internal spaces, (b) a wiper affixed within the neck and having an internal barrel portion, (c) a closure for the receptacle, (d) an applicator comprised of a rod with a proximal end affixed to the closure and a distal end terminating in an enlarged portion, wherein when the rod is extracted from the receptacle the treatment composition loads onto the applicator in an amount sufficient to permit application of the treatment composition containing the microscopic spherical structures to the treatment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Osvaldo Fontanet, Paul Abbatepaolo, Jennifer Fuller, Jennifer Palmer Quintano, Snehal Shah, Mary Ann Smail, Hua Wang, Allan Hafkin
  • Patent number: 10477942
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator tip (10) for cosmetic product, said applicator tip (10) comprising a fixing part for fixing to a support rod, and an application part (20, 20?) for applying said product, said application part (20, 20?) having at least two opposing rounded applicator faces (F1, F2) that are hinged to said fixing part (14) and extend as far as a distal end (16) of the applicator (10), said rounded faces (F1, F2) having a radius of curvature (R1, R2) of less than 6 mm. The invention also relates to an associated applicator and applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Aurelie Badie, Thomas Bonnin, Anne Rutigliano
  • 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: 8491211
    Abstract: A device for storing and applying a dental substance, with a container from which the substance can be removed through a first opening in a first direction with the aid of an applicator, and with a substance supply which can be introduced into the container through a second opening in the wall of the container and which is sealed off against this opening by a breakable foil, is characterized in that the second opening is arranged transversely with respect to the first direction and that the foil is applied over the opening in such a manner that it closes same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ernst Muhlbauer GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Hans Hörth, Karsten Lamott
  • Publication number: 20120224910
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator with a column core applicator tip for retaining and applying a volume of cosmetic material. The column core applicator tip can have a column shape with a substantially continuous, cylindrical outer surface, and cosmetic applicator material, which can comprise flocked bristles, is applied to envelop the column core applicator tip. A cosmetic product reception indentation, which could comprise a supplemental product tube with a body portion within the applicator tip or a distal end cup, is disposed in an end face of the column core applicator tip, and that end face can be disposed at a miter angle. The supplemental product tube can have a length of at least one-half of the length of the body portion of the column core applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HCP PACKAGING USA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holloway, Stephen G. Dudienski, Raymond P. Legassie
  • Publication number: 20120057922
    Abstract: A cosmetic wand having a tip adapted to remove vestiges of cosmetics in containers is disclosed. The cosmetic wand includes an upper portion adapted for gripping by a user and an unciform tip. The shape of the tip is adapted to remove makeup located along the top, bottom, and sides of a container, particularly in crevices and areas not reachable by conventional cosmetic applicators and applicator tips. The cosmetic wand can further include a housing and a mechanism is adapted to retract and extend the applicator from within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Nicole Narvaez Manns
  • Publication number: 20120042891
    Abstract: An applicator assembly is provided, the applicator assembly includes a base member, a cap member removably associated with the base member, a container for a substance to be applied; and an applicator member removably associated with the container. The container and applicator member are configured to be received within an interior space defined between the base member and cap member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Kathryn Hope Rose
  • Patent number: 7918619
    Abstract: A packaging and an applicator device may include: a receptacle containing a composition for application; and an applicator for applying the composition contained in the receptacle. The applicator may include: a stem; and an applicator element at one end thereof. The applicator element may project laterally from the stem, and may include at least two branches of plastics material, with at least one of the branches being flocked at least in part. The branches may meet at ends thereof and define between the ends a cavity that is open to the outside via a face of the applicator element that is configured to apply the composition. The cavity may be elongate in shape and may extend along the branches. The branches may be sufficiently rigid to prevent the cavity from deforming substantially between a moment when the applicator element leaves the composition and a moment when the composition is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20090279937
    Abstract: The unit (1) includes a packaging (2), an applicator (3), and a product P to be applied, whereby the applicator (3) includes an application element (12) that is housed with the product P in a reservoir (8), an internal handling part (13) that is placed in a holding housing (11), whereby substantial relative rotation cannot occur, and, between them, a part in the shape of an elongated rod (4), housed in a pipe (10), whereby this rod is rigid enough not to break when the packaging (2) is folded crosswise for the purpose of its opening break, whereby the unit (1) includes two holding zones for the purpose of the break fold in a line or fragile zone of lower strength (16), namely a zone (19) for gripping the packaging (2) formed by the outside face of a trough (10a), the outside face of a closing part opposite a closing piece (5), and the adjacent parts of the edges (6, 7) of a shell and the closing piece, and a zone (20) for gripping the applicator (3) that is formed by the outside face of the holding housing (1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: SOCOPLAN
    Inventors: Christophe PECK, Guy-Noel SIBILEAU, Philippe MOUSSION
  • 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: 7131784
    Abstract: A container includes, in one embodiment, an outer housing holding a first mass of a first component of a composition, an inner housing holding a second mass of a second component of the composition, and a seal. The first component is a liquid and the mass of the second component conforms to a bottom and side wall of the inner housing. An interference fit exists between the outer housing and the inner housing such that the inner housing seals the first mass within the first chamber. The inner housing has an aperture in a side wall of the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee, Darin J. Meyertholen, Bruce R. Broyles, Daniel D. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7125187
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a closure system for a container comprises a sealing member and a stopper. The sealing member comprises a flange, an inner sleeve extending from the flange, and an outer sleeve surrounding the inner sleeve. The outer sleeve extends from the flange and is configured to be inserted into a container. The stopper is configured to be removably inserted into the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oréal, S.A.
    Inventor: Alois Osti
  • 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: 6821041
    Abstract: A combination solid material storage container and applicator assembly for solid materials, such as surf board wax, is disclosed. The assembly includes a symmetrical storage container member, which has an open top end, an open bottom end, and an interior surface. A pusher member is positioned inside the container member and includes a sealing lip portion, which provides a continuous seal between the pusher member and the container member interior surface. The pusher member supports a slug of solid material within the container member. An applicator cap member is releasably secured to the open top end of the container member. The cap member includes a blade portion with a scraper edge and a comb edge. The blade portion is used for manipulating the solid material once applied to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fun Before Money
    Inventors: Gregg Hallam, Diego Cueto
  • Patent number: 6666607
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a product comprises an applicator element configured to be loaded with product to be applied. The applicator element comprises a wall defining a cavity in which product accumulates. The cavity may have at least one opening through which product to be applied passes. The opening may be at an end of the applicator element and at least one retention element may be disposed inside the cavity. The wall and the at least one retention element may be configured so as to hold product substantially within the cavity. The wall and the at least one retention element may further be configured so as to hold product substantially within the cavity via capillary attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 6331085
    Abstract: A container-applicator system for cosmetic or like materials such as creams, powders, liquids and gels. The applicator of the system has an elongated tip for metered application of the material, located at the distal end of a stem which is carried by a cap so as to be inserted into and withdrawn from the mouth of a container of a cosmetic product to be applied. The tip is a molded elastomer element having a distal end formed with a shallow cup, which may be oriented at an oblique angle to the stem. A flexible wiper, mounted in the container mouth, removes excess material from the cup as the applicator is withdrawn from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Henlopen Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Schrepf, Michael Malvar
  • Patent number: 6289902
    Abstract: The process according to the invention comprises twisting a plastically deformable wire, typically of metal, so that it imprisons fibers within it, with the parts of the fibers projecting from the wire forming bristles in a helicoidal spiral, and of shaving off some of the bristles in predefined angular sectors by using the twisted wire to guide the components causing the total or partial ablation of the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Coty S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Mathiez
  • Patent number: 5888005
    Abstract: A capillary dosing unit includes a stem provided with an axis of symmetry, a grip at a first end of the stem and at least one slit at a second end of the stem which emerges along the axis of the stem. This dosing unit allows accurate dosing of a liquid such as a nailcare oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: L'oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 5816728
    Abstract: A mascara applicator having one or more beads disposed on a central axle extending longitudinally from an elongated rod and handle is disclosed. A first preferred embodiment comprises a single cylindrical bead molded from plastic and having a series of longitudinally spaced grooves along the length of the bead. A second preferred embodiment comprises a plurality of about 5 to 7 beads disposed on a metal axle and retained by means of a flat-headed pin. The beads are capable of individually or collectively rotating about the axle to create optimal mascara application and lash separation. A mascara applicator package utilizing the aforementioned applicator(s) and a housing for storing the applicator and mascara supply is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Estee Lauder Inc.
    Inventors: Irene C. Nardolillo, Nancy E. Valdes
  • Patent number: 5765574
    Abstract: A sampler device for mascara and like cosmetic substances, consists of an elongate tubular container having one end closed and constituting a reservoir or well for holding the cosmetic product. The container has an elongate barrel portion which constitutes a sheath that encloses an intermediate portion of an elongate applicator rod or stick which latter is receivable in the container and held therein with either a snap fit or by means of screw threads. The working end of the applicator rod has a dabber or brush which is lodged in the reservoir of the container; an adjoining portion of the rod seals with the mouth of the container reservoir when the rod is in place. The intermediate portion of the applicator rod joins to an accessible, elongate handle which protrudes from the container and which has, in addition to the snap fit or screw detent device, a sealing means in the form of a resilient ring or gasket that is operative to effect additional sealing when the applicator rod is retained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Charles Chang
    Inventors: Robert J. Sheffler, Charles Chang
  • Patent number: 5716150
    Abstract: A applicator unit (1) for a product (P) of a pasty or powdery consistency. The applicator includes a stem (12) having a first free end (14) joined to an applicator end fitting (16) in contact with the product and being intended for the application of this product to a surface to be treated, a second end (18) of the stem (12) being joined to a gripping element (6), wherein the applicator end fitting (16) has a flexible central core (20) having in at least one portion close to its end part (17) a diameter of 0.2 mm to 2 mm, and wherein the core (20) is covered over its whole circumference by a covering (22) capable of picking up the product (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 5507401
    Abstract: A perfume carrier including a casing made of impact resisting material and defining a holding chamber, a compression spring received inside the holding chamber, a perfume bottle received in the holding chamber and supported on the compression spring, and a bottle cap detachably fastened to the casing through a screw joint to seal the perfume bottle and having a perfume application rod, which is inserted into the perfume bottle when the bottle cap is fastened to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Inventor: Yu-Hwei Huang
  • Patent number: 5224787
    Abstract: A cosmetics applicator comprises a rod having a threaded portion on the distal end of the rod, and characterized by a plurality of feed channels extending along the length of the rod and transected the threads. The space between the transecting threads and the portion of the feed channel lying below the depth of the threads carries an additional reservoir of cosmetics, and comb points are formed at the tips of the transecting threads for better separating eyelashes. The threaded cosmetics applicator with feed channels is particularly well adapted for applying mid-weight thixotropic mascaras to eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: The Bridgeport Metal Goods Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Martin M. Vasas
  • Patent number: 4974980
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly including a reservoir that contains a liquid and an applicator equipped with a flexible, elastically deformable pen (3); the pen has the shape of a truncated cone (31), elongated at its end of smaller diameter by a cylindrical portion (32) having the same smaller diameter. The pen may be flocked and may include a cavity (35) through it from one side to the other and opening into the bottom of a capillary groove (34). The invention is usable for applying any liquid makeup product, and in particular for applying eyeliner to the eyelids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 4780017
    Abstract: A container assembly structured to store and selectively dispense and/or apply liquid material contents from a storage chamber in a manner which eliminates waste by enabling substantially the entire quantity of liquid material product to be removed from the storage chamber of the container regardless of viscosity of the product. The container incorporates resilient material side walls which may be disposed into a constricted position thereby forcing product within the storage chamber into contact with an applicator assembly for selective and/or precise dispensing and application of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 4437477
    Abstract: A make-up applicator has a container and an applicator which closes the container in a substantially leakproof manner and carries an applying member to draw up liquid make-up from the container and apply it to the surface to be made up.The container neck terminates within the barrel of the container at a wiper lip around a non-circular opening and the make-up applying member is of similar non-circular section so rotation within the wiper lip is prevented. A movement permitting connection between the container cap (part of the applicator) and the applying member allows substantially leakproof sealing of the container by the applicator and secure fastening of the cap to the neck while still permitting the flat spatula end of the make-up applying member to co-operate with the wiper lip around the non-circular opening therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: "L'Oreal"
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 4261376
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic applicator in which the size of the wiper orifice is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: Plough, Incorporated
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford
  • Patent number: 4194848
    Abstract: A wiper for a cosmetic applicator in which the size of the wiper orifice is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford
  • Patent number: 3998235
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a predetermined metered amount of a cosmetic material characterized by a plurality of axially spaced coating surfaces in which the axial distance between each coating surface is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted I. Kingsford