Brush Applicator Patents (Class 401/129)
  • Patent number: 9622564
    Abstract: Disclosed is an applicator for applying a cosmetic product to the eyelashes or eyebrows, including: a stem extending along a longitudinal axis; an applicator member located at a distal end of the stem, that includes: a core extending along a longitudinal axis, bristles connected to the core, defining an envelope surface, the applicator member having a proximal part and a distal part; the envelope surface having a notch with a profile, as seen in longitudinal section, that is not symmetrical with respect to any plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the core; and the envelope surface having, in the proximal part, a variable cross section that decreases in size towards the distal part, the largest transverse dimension of the envelope surface in the distal part being smaller than the largest transverse dimension of the envelope surface in the proximal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Marine Roualdes
  • Patent number: 9481497
    Abstract: A solution storage and application system includes a bottle and an applicator assembly constructed to mutually engage for safe storage and transport of any desired solution within the bottle. The applicator assembly includes a handle by which the applicator assembly is to be manipulated, the handle extending from a free end to a circular flange that serves as a cap for closure of the interior of the bottle when the applicator assembly engages the bottle. A ferrule extends from the flange away from the handle and retains an applicator that extends from the ferrule away from the handle such that longitudinal ends of the handle and applicator serve as longitudinal ends of the applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Michael White
  • Patent number: 9375072
    Abstract: A device for packaging a cosmetic product, comprising a container having an opening defined by a neck of the container, a cap for closing the container, a closing-off element for the opening, connected to the cap, a spring member located between the cap and the closing-off element, a seal able to engage with the closing-off element and the neck of the container, and a mechanism for locking the cap on the container in a locked position. The locking mechanism comprises a retaining means and a means for actuating the retaining means in order to inactivate the retaining means so as to enable the cap to be moved from its locked position into an unlocked position in which the cap can be separated freely from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Lionel Drugeon, Jean-François Delage, Jean-Marc Lebrand
  • Patent number: 9364849
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetics (in particular, eyeliner) and writing implements. The applicator includes an extrusion device that extrudes the content liquid to an applicator part. The applicator part has a conical part formed in an approximate conical shape. The conical part 31 has a plurality of thin disks arranged concentrically. The outside diameters of thin disks define a conical shape from a front end to a rear, and the thin disks is connected at their approximate center by an approximate cone or approximate cylinder. A plurality of grooves are formed in a front-to-rear direction of the applicator part. A liquid flow passage connected to a flow path is formed inside the approximate cone or approximate cylinder. Also, slits connecting the liquid flow passage and the grooves are formed on an outer side of the approximate cone or approximate cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Junya Uehara
  • Patent number: 9289046
    Abstract: A packaging system for use with a fingernail embellishment product can comprise a container configured to contain one or more solid fingernail embellishment components. The container can comprise a lid configured to close the container. A protrusion can extend from the lid and extend in a first direction. The protrusion can comprise an elastomeric embellishment receiving portion. The embellishment receiving portion can be configured to engage with a fingernail embellishment component and apply the fingernail embellishment component to a fingernail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: JAMBERRY NAILS, LLC
    Inventor: David Kuhlmann Blackwell
  • Patent number: 9125473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for packaging and applying a product, including a container intended for containing said product and having a neck and a bottom, the neck extending along a longitudinal axis; a product application assembly including a closing element suitable for closing the container and a product application secured to said closing element and intended for being inserted in said container in order to be loaded with the product to be applied; a retaining device suitable for retaining said application assembly on said container, and movable mounted between an operative configuration in which the application assembly is retained on the container, and an inoperative configuration in which the application assembly can be removed from the container; a resilient element provided such as to adopt a stressed configuration when the retaining device is in the operative configuration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Emmanuel Lefol
  • Patent number: 9095998
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacturing an applicator and container arrangement comprising molding an insert from a first material, placing the molded insert into a mold, molding an outer structure from a second material over the molded insert, the second material having limited adhesion to the first material, the outer structure defining a handle portion and a shoulder portion, and having a weakened area between the handle portion and the shoulder portion, providing a body portion in a material compatible with the second material so as to ensure adherence to the shoulder portion of the outer structure, and assembling the outer structure, including the insert, and the body portion. The invention extends to a container and applicator arrangement made in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Edward Crutchley, Marc Bland, Victor Ramos, Nicholas Thorne
  • 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: 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: 9032972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying a fluid or pasty product to keratin fibers, comprising an elongate core (1) extending on a longitudinal axis XX. Advantageously, the device additionally comprises at least one pliant and flexible rod (2), which is oriented longitudinally and is embedded, at least at a first and a second point, on said longitudinal core (1), so as to form at least one zone of flexion perpendicular to the longitudinal axis XX; it is made in one piece and preferably from a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MONTAIGU DEVELOPMENT
    Inventor: Manuel Viegas
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9028161
    Abstract: A wiper for wiping off a cosmetics applicator during the withdrawal from its storage container, wherein the wiper forms a substantially rectangular passage, which in the non-stressed state is closed off by two mutually opposing wiper lips that are respectively divided into several bending elements which are elastically deformed when the cosmetics applicator is pushed through and thus clear the way for the applicator to pass through the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Stredak, Manuela Geuther, Erwin Schuster
  • Publication number: 20150117930
    Abstract: A cap has a cap body, a threaded flange, and a transparent globe. A liquid composition fills the transparent globe, and contains glitter particles. The threaded flange is for engaging a container body when the cap body is positioned over the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Maurice Rasgon
  • Publication number: 20150110541
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for a cosmetic product, comprising a core having a first end, referred to as a proximal end, and a second, free end, referred to as a distal end, and a plurality of plates, wherein the plates are moulded with the core, the plates being capable of forming, over the same angular portion of the core, converging channels designed so as to have at least two successive regions of convergence in the same direction of rotation about the core. The invention also relates to an associated applicator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Osvaldo Uresti, Mark Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20150110540
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for a cosmetic product, comprising a core having a first end, referred to as a proximal end, and a second, free end, referred to as a distal end, a plurality of protrusions projecting from the core, and a plurality of plates also projecting from the core, wherein the protrusions and the plates are moulded with the core, the core is curved in its direction of extension so as to define a concave part and a convex part, and wherein the protrusions extend substantially over the concave part of the core and the plates extend substantially over the convex part of the core. The invention also relates to an associated applicator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Osvaldo Uresti, Anne Rutigliano, Mark Edmondson
  • 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
  • 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: 8986236
    Abstract: A disposable sterile breakable vial includes a handle section and a vial section which are completely separable in response to a manually applied separation force. The vial section includes a sterile void dimensioned to contain a unit dose of a sterile therapeutic topical agent. An elongated member comprises a proximal portion supported by the handle section and a distal portion provided with a sterile applicator element, such as a brush. At least the applicator element is completely enclosed within the vial section with the applicator element immersed within the therapeutic topical agent. A hermetic seal between the handle and vial sections maintains sterility of at least the vial section prior to handle and vial section separation. Complete separation of the handle section and the vial section exposes the elongated member and the applicator element for topical application of the therapeutic agent saturating the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorens F. Slokovic, Julie L. Gremel
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150050063
    Abstract: A brush (1) is described, in particular for applying fluid products on nails such as drugs or cosmetics, comprising at least one plurality of flexible blades (3), such blades (3) of a first plurality being mutually radially arranged along at least one first circular perimeter (C), such blades (3) being radially surrounded by at least one perimeter containing rib (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Bisio Progetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Rossi
  • Patent number: 8950413
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device comprising a carrier having an application element covering, which includes a plurality of application elements. At least one application element has, along its longitudinal extent, at least one first section closer to the carrier and at least one second section more distant from the carrier, and at least one section of the application element has a curved central longitudinal axis. Central longitudinal axes or their end tangents of the first and second sections, in a transitional zone from the first to the second section, converge in at least one projection onto a sectional plane through the application element so as to form a bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Daniela Kulik, Christine Pillipp
  • Publication number: 20150037083
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Je Matadi, Inc.
    Inventors: Pershant MEHTA, Leo Chieh-Hao CHEN
  • 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
  • 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: 20150020835
    Abstract: The mascara applicator includes an application stick that is attached to a cap sealing and covering an opening part of a mascara accommodation container and that can be accommodated in the mascara accommodation container, and an application body that is rotatably attached to a tip end of the application stick and that extends in a substantially axial direction of the application stick, in which one side surface on a side opposite to a rotating direction of the application body is orthogonal to a plane including a rotation path, and a ridge part that is formed by the one side surface and a side surface adjacent to the one side surface is used, while the application body is rotated and an axis of the application body is bent with respect to an axis of the application stick, so as to apply mascara.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Motoki Takata, Takashi Tajima
  • Publication number: 20150020841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) with an applicator cap (2) for a cosmetic product, comprising: a flexible tube (3) comprising a skirt (31) and a tube head (32) comprising a shoulder part (321) and a neck (322) with an opening (3221), the tube head (32) being connected to the skirt (31) by the shoulder part (321), the flexible tube (3) acting as a reservoir to contain some cosmetic product; an applicator cap (2) comprising a base (21) and an applicator, the base (21) being designed to fix onto the tube head (32) and plug the opening (3221) and the applicator being fixed to the base (21) so as to be housed inside the flexible tube (3) when the base (21) is fixed to the tube head (32) and plugs the opening (3221); characterized in that the skirt (2) is made of a multilayered plastics material (4) comprising at least one barrier layer (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Eric Kerman, Thomas Bonnin
  • Publication number: 20150010340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for applying a composition to keratinous fibers, in particular the eyelashes or the eyebrows, the applicator comprising: 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: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jean-Louis GUERET
  • Patent number: 8926207
    Abstract: A wringer comprising an upper section having a first inner diameter, a lower section having a second inner diameter which is less than the first inner diameter, and an intermediate section which forms a single inwardly projecting annular crease delimiting a central throat having a third inner diameter which in the rest position is at least equal to the second inner diameter. The annular crease is deformable by compression between the upper and lower sections into a wringing position in which the central throat is narrowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Marc Chevalier, Jean-Francois Tranchant, Myriam Chevalier
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140376988
    Abstract: Cosmetics applicator 1, in particular, having the form of a mascara applicator with a cap 3 forming a grip area 2 for tight closing of a cosmetics reservoir, which as one piece turns into a shaft 4 protruding from it which shaft 4, in turn, as one piece forms a handle segment 5 and a bristle-carrying segment 6 with the bristle-carrying segment 6 as such having a hollow structure and supporting injected bristles 7 which are integrally connected with a plastic core 8 covering or filling the inside of the bristle-carrying segment 6 through the wall of the bristle-carrying segment 6 with the cap 3 and the shaft 4 preferably consisting of a different plastic material than the plastic core 8 and the bristles 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Werner Fischer, Karl Hartstock-Martin, Dieter Wolfsgruber
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 8888393
    Abstract: An applicator, for a cosmetic liquid, such as nail polish, includes a reservoir and a removable cap sealing an opening in the reservoir. The applicator may be quite small, holding nail polish for a single application to a person's nails, having a number of legs that can opened so that the applicator can rest on a table. Alternately, the applicator may be built to be handled like a pen, with a piston that is driven to supply the liquid. Features are provided for the attachment of two or more such applicators to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Zoya Hajianpour, Babak Sheikh
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8834050
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a system for docking and undocking packages for cosmetics, capable of offering a simplified and efficient fitting and detaching mechanism for the packages The system comprises a first package and a second package for cosmetics, the first and second packages being respectively comprised by a first and second bottle, the first and second bottles being respectively associated with a first cap and a second cap, the first package for cosmetics being docked to the second package for cosmetics upon a compression movement, and concomitantly, upon the cooperation between a first cap projection and a second cap projection respectively arranged on the first and second caps, the first package for cosmetics being undocked from the second package for cosmetics upon a traction movement substantially contrary to the compression movement, the first cap projection having a geometry which is identical to the second cap projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Natura Cosméticos S.A.
    Inventor: Anderson Alan Liba
  • Publication number: 20140251365
    Abstract: A method for the styling of hair utilizing a portable small styling device suitable for convenient transport in a pocket or purse is disclosed. The device comprises a brush mounted on an applicator cap handle which mates with a container containing a hairstyling material. The brush extends from the handle on one end and has either a brush, comb teeth or set of bristles on the opposite end. The end containing the brush or bristles is placed within the housing container and the handle of the wand is used to control it during use after a hairstyle has been determined to have a portion of which is out of place. When the cap is on the vial, the brush or other applicator is positioned within the hairstyling material contained within the vial, being substantially submerged in the hairstyling material. The consumer can remove the brush or other applicator from the housing container and apply the product to the unruly portion of his or her hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Vera Faris
  • Publication number: 20140250840
    Abstract: A helical, easy-to-utilize reusable grip for a nail polish bottle that wraps around said elongated handle of a nail polish bottle in a winding fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mathew Bradford
  • 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 Cosméticos S.A.
    Inventor: Frederico de Carvalho L'Abbate
  • Patent number: 8794247
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator device, in particular for a mascara applicator, having a core from which application organs extend. The applicator device can be produced using a primary forming process in which, at least in some portions, the application organs are disposed in a longitudinal extent in rows, as viewed along a longitudinal axis of the core, and comprise a central axis. The central axis of the application organs have at least one undulation with at least one change of curvature, and the central axis of an application organ lies completely or substantially completely within one plane or spanning a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Daniela Kulik
  • Patent number: 8783990
    Abstract: An applicator bottle design 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: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Assets, Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Arney
  • Patent number: 8777503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator (2) for combing the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows and/or for applying a composition thereto, the applicator comprising a molded applicator member (8), comprising: • a core having a longitudinal axis; and • teeth that extend outwards from the core, the majority of the teeth having a length lying in the range 0.5 mm to 1.8 mm; the applicator member (8) having a greatest transverse dimension, measured perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the core, that is strictly less than 6 mm, on at least 70% of the length of the applicator member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8757912
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Patent number: 8757913
    Abstract: An applicator for cosmetics, in particular a mascara applicator, having an applicator device embodied in the form of a fan, and applicator elements constituting the fan are movable from a first fan position into a second fan position and/or vice versa, with the applicator elements being folded-in closer to one another in the first fan position or fanned-out farther from one another in the second fan position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventors: Manuela Geuther, Erwin Schuster
  • Publication number: 20140153995
    Abstract: An applicator is provided for a cosmetic product, in particular mascara. The applicator includes a brush which includes a core and fibers projecting from the core. At least one of the fibers includes an elongate portion made of a first material and a lobe arranged at an end of the elongate portion. The lobe in turn is made of a second material coating an end of the elongate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Patrick LHOYER
  • Patent number: 8726966
    Abstract: An adhesive substance removing tool is provided with a cracking tool and a scrapping assembly which are removably coupled to a base. The cracking tool is used to crack the adhesive substance by forming breaking lines on the surface of the adhesive substance, and then the scrapping assembly is used to scrape off the adhesive substance by starting from the breaking lines. The combination of the cracking tool and the scraping assembly allows the user to remove adhesive substance easily and completely. Besides, the cutting assembly of the cracking tool is able to move freely both in straight-line or circular fashion, and the cracking tool can be prevented from rotating or disengaging once it is positioned in place on the base. Hence, convenience and safety of use can both be assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: 8726913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for applying a decorative cosmetic with a flowable consistency from a storage container, such as in particular mascara, comprising an applicator brush equipped with a bristle area consisting of outwardly protruding bristles and/or bristle discs that comprises stationary bristles and/or bristle discs, wherein the bristle area is additionally formed from mobile bristles and/or bristle discs whose base area can be displaced relative to the base area of the stationary bristles or bristle discs in such a way that a free space between the stationary bristles or bristle discs that can be loaded with the cosmetic by dipping the brush into the reservoir can be arbitrarily varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Weigel