Blade-like Or Pad-like Applicator Patents (Class 401/130)
  • Patent number: 9757096
    Abstract: Biological samples, such as saliva, are commonly collected on a swab and subsequently transferred to an absorbent storage medium. Embodiments of the present invention provide a biological sample collection device 600 comprising a collection portion 620 and a body portion 610, the body portion including a holding portion 652 for holding a biological sample storage medium (618 FIG. 1), and a sample collection/transfer means. The collection portion 620 can be arranged in a first position shown in FIG. 4, separated from the body portion for collecting a sample. The device employs depressible latches (630, 640 FIG. 6) to control the movements of the collection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventors: Alan Stuart Pierce, Simon Laurence John Stubbs, David Gwyn Treharne, Cheryl Louise Potts
  • Patent number: 9468280
    Abstract: A lip cosmetic applicator device (1) including an applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic (4) to a lip and a receptacle (3) for containing the cosmetic (4). The applicator (2) is withdrawable from and insertable into the receptacle through a neck (33) of the receptacle (3). The applicator (2) includes a stem (22) and an applying portion (21) connected to one end of the stem (22). The applying portion (21) is a flattened shape and has an applying side (21A) for applying the cosmetic (4). When viewed from the front, the applying portion (21) has a widest part (21E) and gradually decreases in width from the widest part (21E) to a tip thereof. The applying side (21A) of the applying portion (21) is a concave surface having a concavity (21C) in a center thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Uehara, Yu Saito, Kenko Kurita, Masahiro Oka
  • Patent number: 9345307
    Abstract: A cap assembly having a clutch mechanism which permits independent rotation of a stemmed applicator when the cap is in a closed position and prevents rotation when the cap is removed. The cap assembly in combination with a housing, particularly for cosmetics applications, is also disclosed. The stemmed applicator may have shaft having a non-circular cross-section, when taken perpendicular to its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HCT ASIA LTD.
    Inventors: David Eberlein, Tom Bentley
  • Patent number: 9289788
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser including a fluid reservoir containing fluid; a fluid suction chamber of variable volume including an extraction and application space that varies between a minimum volume and a maximum volume; a dip tube that connects the reservoir to the suction chamber at an orifice; a suction mechanism for sucking, during a suction stage, fluid from the reservoir into the chamber through the orifice; and an extractor and applicator member that defines, in part, the suction chamber and the suction mechanism, and further the extraction and application space; wherein the sliding of the slidable sleeve over the stationary stem does not involve any resilient driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Stéphane Beranger, Frédéric Duquet
  • Publication number: 20150117931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foam made of a specific material having superior properties and to cosmetics comprising said foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ha Jin Jung, Kyung Nam Kim, Jung Sun Choi, Kyung Ho Choi, Yeong Jin Choi
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 8894311
    Abstract: An applicator for eyeliner having a stem and an applicator endpiece carried by the stem, the endpiece being of elongate shape along a longitudinal axis and including a flexible zone that deforms while the applicator is in use and that has first and second dimensions dx and dy respectively along first and second axes that are perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the endpiece, the first and second dimensions dx and dy being substantially equal; the endpiece including a head extending the flexible zone, the head being connected to the remainder of the endpiece solely via the flexible zone, the head being flat in a plane containing the longitudinal axis and the second axis, and measured parallel to the second axis having a maximum width that is greater than the second dimension dy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 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: 8864398
    Abstract: Packaging for cosmetic products, such as mascara, are provided, including a container for holding a cosmetic composition and an applicator which is disposed within a cut-out portion of the container. The container includes a number of passages through at least one side such that a portion of the applicator is brought into contact with the passages when seated on the container. The applicator is adapted to seal the container when seated on the container. The applicator is further adapted to be removed from the container and pressed or squeezed onto keratinous fibers (e.g., eyelashes) of a user to apply the cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avon Products Inc.
    Inventors: William E. McNamara, Gregory A. Ornoski, David Cerutti
  • Patent number: 8840331
    Abstract: The application describes a convenient portable kit for the application of topical medications. The kit can be used, for example, as a convenient system for application of cold sore medication. The kit includes a container for a quantity of fluid medication sufficient for several treatments together with a plurality of applicators for said medicine. The applicators are specially designed to apply the medicine accurately and with minimal pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Lionel Jeannin
  • 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: 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: 8662782
    Abstract: According to the invention, a surface cleaning device comprises an electrolytic cell for generating bleach for use with a cleaning pad. The electrolytic cell is in fluid communication with the cleaning pad for delivering bleach to a surface to be cleaned. According to another embodiment of the invention, the surface cleaning device is a hand-held cleaning device capable of selectively generating bleach at the request of a user directly in the cleaning pad. A sufficient amount of bleach for cleaning a surface can be generated within the electrolytic cell at the request of a user, eliminating the need for storing and transporting large quantities of bleach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 8567596
    Abstract: A kit holding a film sheet and a miniature squeegee may also include a bottle of an activation solution for an adhesive on the film sheet. The film sheet corresponds in size and shape to a display of an electronic device. Excess solution is removed from the display while evenly distributing the adhesive using wiping motions with the squeegee. In a dry adhesive application, a cover sheet over the adhesive is perforated so that one portion of the cover sheet may be removed for adhering one part of the film sheet to the display, and after securing the one part, the remainder of the cover sheet is removed to adhere the remainder of the film sheet to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew C. Mason, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8544475
    Abstract: A packaging and applicator assembly may include: a container containing a composition for application, the composition including magnetic bodies; a magnetic device configured to enable a pattern to be made on at least one layer of composition applied on keratinous materials; and at least one item of information representative of a pattern that can be made on the composition with the magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Marc Ramet
  • Publication number: 20130236231
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing method a puff and the puff manufactured thereby. The method for manufacturing a puff comprises steps of: a) making a perforated cloth by perforating and cutting a puff cloth using a laser perforation apparatus; b) making a puff base by molding the perforated cloth; c) manufacturing a solid powder which includes a porous material which was inserted into a powder and compressed together with same; d) inserting the solid powder into the puff base; and e) manufacturing a puff by covering by sewing the puff cover onto the puff base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: DAEHYUN INDUSTRIAL ARTS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Seong Wook Lim
  • Patent number: 8528572
    Abstract: The part of a cosmetics unit is an applicator in the form of a brush (1). It is implemented as a sandwich injection-molded part consisting of two different plastic component s (9a, 11a). A first inner plastic component (11a) is injected by means of a single joint injection point (14) into a second outer plastic component (9a). The first inner plastic component (11a) and the second outer plastic component (9a) precisely rest against each other everywhere with regard to their contours. A connecting area is formed, so as to be free of gaps everywhere, between the first inner plastic component (11a) and the second outer plastic component (9a). The second outer plastic component (9a) completely encloses the first inner plastic component (11a), with the exception of the injection point (14). The sandwich injection-molded part (1) has a total weight of at most 10 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Geka GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Schwab, Dieter Wolfsgruber
  • Patent number: 8439048
    Abstract: A device for applying a cosmetic composition including magnetic or magnetizable particles, said applicator device comprising handle means and an applicator head including an applicator surface and a magnetic device suitable for generating a magnetic field, and the applicator head further including a setback forming a reservoir suitable for containing said cosmetic composition, said reservoir being located in the applicator surface and having a bottom. The bottom of the reservoir is movable relative to the applicator surface by an adjuster device associated with the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Tranchant, Marc Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20130114989
    Abstract: Packaging for cosmetic products, such as mascara, are provided, including a container for holding a cosmetic composition and an applicator which is disposed within a cut-out portion of the container. The container includes a number of passages through at least one side such that a portion of the applicator is brought into contact with the passages when seated on the container. The applicator is adapted to seal the container when seated on the container. The applicator is further adapted to be removed from the container and pressed or squeezed onto keratinous fibers (e.g., eyelashes) of a user to apply the cosmetic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: William E. McNamara, Gregory A. Ornoski, David Cerutti
  • Patent number: 8425134
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a makeup composition includes an applicator element configured to apply the makeup composition to one of nails, eyelashes, eyebrows, skin and lips, and a vibration source causing the applicator element to vibrate. The applicator is configured to be fastened onto a receptacle containing the composition to be applied, and/or further comprises a reservoir containing the composition to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8413668
    Abstract: To quickly apply a mascara to cilia without unevenness, a state capable of applying a mascara (L) is more quickly achieved in comparison with a conventional art by constructing a guide path (34d) guiding the mascara (L) extruded from an accommodating portion (1a) as a straight linear route, and by opening an opening (4c) flowing out the mascara (L) to the external on the linear route, and the mascara (L) is more evenly distributed between adjacent arch type applying portions (4e, 4e) in comparison with the conventional art by opening the opening (4c) on the linear route as mentioned above, and by structuring an applying body (4x) for applying the mascara (L) to cilia as a plurality of arch type applying portions (4e) which are arranged in line along the opening (4c) while straddling the opening (4c) from an outer side and have an arch shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Tokiwa Corporation
    Inventor: Saori Kudo
  • Publication number: 20120301207
    Abstract: A device for touching up painted areas comprises a flexible container, and an applicator support connected to an opening of the container by threads or other attachment means. The applicator support carries an applicator for receiving paint or other coating material held in the container. The applicator is porous, allowing one to apply the paint to the painted areas in need of touch-up by squeezing the container. A cap having an interior space sized to contain the applicator can attach to the applicator support or container to enclose the applicator thereby creating a substantially airtight seal and preventing paint in the applicator and the container from drying out. By detaching the applicator support from the container, paint may be poured into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: John J. Kriesel, Kathy Ann Kriesel
  • Patent number: 8307836
    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: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose
  • Publication number: 20120282010
    Abstract: A re-sealable cap couples to a fluid dispensing container having an opening. The re-sealable cap has an inner cap and outer cap. A fluid path is defined through the inner cap and outer cap when the outer cap is in an open position; the fluid path is closed when the outer cap in the closed position. The inner cap and outer cap can cooperate to provide at least two points of closure of the fluid path. A plurality of different removable applicators can be provided, which can couple to the outer cap. A fluid dispenser can be formed by combining the container and re-sealable cap. And a fluid dispenser kit can include the container, re-sealable cap, and at least one applicator. The fluid can be, as examples, sunscreen, soap, cosmetics, medicine, food, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: LUFT INDUSTRIE, INC.
    Inventor: Oliver Albers
  • Publication number: 20120257921
    Abstract: The liquid fluid applicator device described includes an applicator head and a container body. The applicator head is a separate piece defined by a support base that decreases gradually to form a tubular portion or collar, and gradually increases to define a distributor body base to which adheres at least one distributor body. The container body is defined by a tubular portion or neck which extends gradually and defines in the contour of its diameter a carrier base for holding the contour of the support head base. From the carrier base, the body extends to define the geometry of the container body. The applicator head is removable for individual use for diverse applications, such as in the cosmetic industry to release liquid soap, body lotion and even facials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Gerardo Strobl Diener
  • Patent number: 8251074
    Abstract: 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 is provided. In one embodiment, an adjustable applicator includes 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 such that the angular deformation occurs on the radial axis of the applicator element. Also disclosed is a device for packaging and dispensing a substance that includes an adjustable applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZEN Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Rahul Bose, Abhisek Basak, Shourya Asthana, Koushik Kohli, Santosh Mohapatra
  • Patent number: 8210762
    Abstract: A vehicle window cleaning system includes a housing that has an end wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends away from the end wall. The perimeter wall has a distal edge with respect to the end wall defining an opening extending into the housing. A squeegee assembly is removably positionable within the housing. Cleaning fluid is positionable within the housing and accessible by the squeegee assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Paul R. Breau
  • Publication number: 20120087709
    Abstract: A paint applicator including an applicator head for carrying an applicator attachment, a substantially rigid elongate support having a hollow interior for supplying paint to the applicator head, a pivot mechanism interconnecting the elongate support and the applicator head, and a flexible conduit interconnecting the hollow interior of the elongate support and the applicator head. The pivot mechanism includes a detent arranged such that it releasably secures the applicator head in any of a plurality of discrete preset orientations with respect to the elongate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Andrew WALKER, Daniel BONE, Jonathan ARMSTRONG
  • Publication number: 20120082503
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8128299
    Abstract: A nail enamel applicator includes a resilient tube, an adaptor mounted on the top portion of the tube and having an upper end provided with a clamping hole and a guide portion, a pen head mounted in the adaptor and having an upper end provided with a tip extending through the guide portion into the clamping hole, a top cap mounted on the adaptor to cover the tip, and a brush having an upper end provided with a pipe inserted into an open lower end of the pen head and a lower end provided with multiple bristles. Thus, the tip is clamped by the clamping hole so that the clamping hole is sealed closely by the tip without producing a gap between the tip and the clamping hole to prevent air from being introduced into the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Victoria Cosmetic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao-Tien Huang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120034014
    Abstract: Improved touch-up painting systems and methods may allow for economical storage of a relatively small quantity of paint that may be used to perform touch-up painting. Such systems and methods may allow paint to be stored in a container, and the container storing the paint may then be used to apply paint to touch-up a marred surface or to outline a perimeter portion of a surface with paint. Paint may flow from the container through an aperture in a cap secured to the container, and the paint may be received through a brush or sponge assembly affixed to the cap. The brush/sponge assembly may be used to apply the paint while a user grasps or holds the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Dana Cassidy
  • Patent number: 8070374
    Abstract: A packaging and application device that includes a composition and an applicator. The applicator includes an application element and a rod. The rod includes a first portion that includes at least two branches. The at least two branches form at least one cavity therebetween, the at least one cavity opens onto an outer surface of the rod, and the cavity includes a non-constant cross-section along the length of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 8021066
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a product. According to an advantageous example, the device includes a container for storing the product, a product applicator including a rotating component capable of being inserted into the container in order to be loaded with product and capable of applying the product removed onto an application surface. The device further includes a member for capping the container that bears the applicator and an applicator wiping member. The wiping member can include, for example, a flat surface against which the rotating component rolls along. The invention can be particularly advantageous, for example, in packaging and applying a cosmetic or care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Publication number: 20110222955
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventor: James Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20110170937
    Abstract: An applicator for eyeliner having a stem and an applicator endpiece carried by the stem, the endpiece being of elongate shape along a longitudinal axis and including a flexible zone that deforms while the applicator is in use and that has first and second dimensions dx and dy respectively along first and second axes that are perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the endpiece, the first and second dimensions dx and dy being substantially equal; the endpiece including a head extending the flexible zone, the head being connected to the remainder of the endpiece solely via the flexible zone, the head being flat in a plane containing the longitudinal axis and the second axis, and measured parallel to the second axis having a maximum width that is greater than the second dimension dy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20110129287
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device, comprising: a fluid reservoir (1) including a neck (11) defining an inside wall (12) defining an opening (10); a fastener collar (2) that is assembled in sealed manner on the neck (11) of the reservoir, the collar (2) defining an orifice (24); and a closure member (3) that is capable of closing the orifice (24) of the collar (2), the closure member including a fluid extractor and/or applicator element (31) that extends through the orifice of the collar and into the reservoir (1); the collar having wiper means (25) formed integrally therewith for wiping the extractor and/or applicator element (31) while it is being removed from the reservoir; the device being characterized in that the wiper means (25) are movable between an initial position prior to being assembled on the neck, and a final position after being assembled on the neck, the wiper means (25) being constrained in the final position by the neck (11) of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Lecoutre
  • Publication number: 20110030713
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an applicator for applying a makeup composition. The applicator includes an applicator element configured to apply the makeup composition to one of nails, eyelashes, eyebrows, skin and lips, and a vibration source causing the applicator element to vibrate. The applicator is configured to be fastened onto a receptacle containing the composition to be applied, and/or further comprises a reservoir containing the composition to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis GUERET
  • Publication number: 20110020047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chambers having a unit for safely separating a cap, the multi chambers including: a chamber body that separates and receives one or more liquid; a plurality of brush rods that are immersed in each chamber of the chamber body; a cap that selectively takes out any one selected from the plurality of brush rods received in the case body; and a unit for safely separating a cap that is coupled with the lower part of the cap in an idle state and has its lower end screw-connected with the upper side of the case body. The present invention according to the above configuration separates and receives one or more liquid into one chamber, selectively select brush rods immersed in each liquid using the cap coupled with the upper end of the chamber, and safely and smoothly separate and take out the brush rod from the chamber body using the unit for safely separating a cap without the splashing phenomenon, thereby making it possible to improve the feeling of use and the product quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tae Jin KIM
  • Patent number: 7874754
    Abstract: A drip containing one-piece container for use with a fast curing solvent welding liquid, wherein the container comprises a body, a top, a first and second wall end, and a bottom. The container further comprises a neck, a dauber cap, at least two extensions, and a wiper disposed between the extensions. The dauber cap further comprises a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the fast curing solvent welding liquid through an openings and the wiper removes portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid allowing the fast curing solvent welding liquid to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7866906
    Abstract: A device may include an applicator including an applicator element that is at least partially elastically deformable and a receptacle configured to contain a substance to be applied and configured to house the applicator element when not in use. The receptacle may include an opening through which the applicator element passes while the applicator element is being removed from the receptacle. The applicator element may include at least one inner cavity that is defined, at least in part, between at least two branches that are at least partially flocked. An outside cross-section of the applicator element may be large enough for the applicator element to deform while passing through the opening of the receptacle, the deformation resulting in a shape of the cavity being modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 7854561
    Abstract: Removable two piece drip containing lids for sealing one or more liquid holding container having a neck and a neck opening are provided. The removable two piece drip containing lid can include a wiper lid portion having a central opening and a cap portion. The wiper lid portion can include a wiper housing for engaging the outside of the neck; an extension secured to an inner portion of the wiper housing; a wiper connected to at least a portion of the extension. The cap portion can be connected to the wiper lid portion. The cap portion can include an applicator cap; a stem connected to the applicator cap and an applicator connected to the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7854560
    Abstract: An adhesive container for use with a liquid adhesive, wherein the container comprises a body, a bottom, a side wall and a top. The container can include a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the liquid adhesive through at least one opening and the wiper removes portions of the liquid adhesive allowing the liquid adhesive to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the liquid adhesive from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7815387
    Abstract: A device for applying a product may comprise a first portion and a second portion moveable with respect to the first portion so as to selectively place the device in one of a closed position and an open position. The first portion and the second portion may define a substantially closed reservoir when the device is in the closed position. The device may further comprise an application member. The application member may be at least partially compressible and configured such that, when the device is in the closed position, the application member is at least partially compressed inside the substantially closed reservoir and, when the device is moved from the closed position to the open position, the application member becomes substantially uncompressed. The application member may be configured so that when the application member is uncompressed, the application member is capable of being loaded with substantially all of an amount of product that the device is capable of containing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Patent number: 7784610
    Abstract: A kit apparatus has a package holding at least one film sheet having an adhesive layer on one side, a bottle containing a solution for activating the adhesive layer of the film sheet, and a miniature squeegee. The film sheet, bottle of solution and squeegee are secured within the package. The sheet corresponds in extent to a surface of an electronic device, preferably a surface of a display device of the electronic device. The solution is used for initially cleaning the surface that is to receive the sheet and finally to wet the adhesive layer in order to secure the sheet in place. Excess solution is removed from the surface while evenly distributing the adhesive using wiping motions with the squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Mason
  • Publication number: 20100178096
    Abstract: A condiment packet having a spreading apparatus, and a method of use thereof. The condiment packet includes a substantially flat, sealed pouch containing a condiment. The condiment packet further includes a spreading apparatus being within the sealed pouch. The spreading apparatus may be used to spread the condiment over a food substance once the condiment is squeezed onto the food substance and once a portion of the spreading apparatus is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 7695209
    Abstract: A stopper for mounting on a neck of a fluid reservoir, said stopper including a fastener collar and a closure member, the collar defining an orifice, and the closure member being suitable for closing said orifice. The closure member includes a fluid extractor and/or applicator element that extends through the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventor: Fabrice Perignon