With Sealing Cap Patents (Class 401/213)
  • Patent number: 10946191
    Abstract: A device for the cosmetic treatment of keratin materials with an electric current, including: a current generator (1), a reservoir (3) containing a cosmetic composition (P), an end piece (2) comprising an electrode (4) and at least one applicator member (6, 7), said applicator member (6, 7) delimiting an outer wall (61, 71) that is able to be filled with product contained in the reservoir (3), a counter electrode (5), a system for regulating the quantity of composition (P) exiting the reservoir (3) on the basis of the impedance measured between the electrode (4) and the keratin materials, the electrode (4) and the applicator member (6, 7) being designed such that the composition (P) is the only conductive substance in contact with the skin while the device is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jennyfer Cazares Delgadillo
  • Patent number: 10408895
    Abstract: A carrier for a sample of highly polarized material includes a shell having a radially exterior surface and a radially interior surface, and a sample of highly polarized material interiorly adjacent to the radially interior surface. The shell may be substantially cylindrical, and may be constructed from a magnetic or non-magnetic material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise a methyl rotor group material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise pyruvic acid or an acetic acid. The sample of highly polarized material may be co-axial with the cylindrical shell. The sample of highly polarized material may be bonded or frozen to the radially interior surface of the shell. The carrier may further comprise a wad of material that forms a volume and contacts an axially proximate end of at least one of the shell or the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Bruker Biospin Corporation, Millikelvin Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hirsch, Avrum Belzer, Neal Kalechofsky, Charles Monroe
  • Patent number: 10306968
    Abstract: A container for accommodating a liquid, in particular a deodorant roller, has a container jacket, a discharge opening arranged in the container jacket, a supporting and holding unit which is arranged on the container jacket and which encloses a flow channel connected to the discharge opening, and a ball arranged such that the ball can rotate in the supporting and holding unit and is able to seal off said flow channel with respect to the surroundings of the container is provided herein. Formed between the supporting and holding unit and the ball are at least three contact areas, which run around the ball and are formed substantially parallel to one another. Preferably, at least two contact areas are formed as a supporting and holding areas, and at least one contact area as a sealing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhold Flockenhagen
  • Patent number: 10155410
    Abstract: To make it possible to easily change a writing line width. A ballpoint pen chip that brings a front half part side of a transfer ball into contact with an inward annular protrusion on a front end side in a chip body from a backward side of the inward annular protrusion and receives a rear half part side of the transfer ball with a front end part of a receiving member. The receiving member includes, on a front end side thereof, a reduction part gradually reduced in a cross-sectional area forward. A front-most end part of the reduction part is disposed backward from the transfer ball. A portion of the receiving member further on a rear side than the reduction part is unretreatably fixed to the chip body and configured to elastically contract when a pressing force is received from the transfer ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZEBRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Nakamura, Toshiaki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9877564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid content container comprising a tension member, comprising: a container body (10) for accommodating content; an adaptor (40) provided at the upper end of the container body (10); a shoulder member (50) coupled to the upper end of the container body (10); the tension member (60) provided at the shoulder member (50); a distributing member (70) coupled to the shoulder member (50); and the discharge member (80) coupled to the distributing member (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joonyoung Kim, Jeongin Lee, Juho Kim
  • Patent number: 9700121
    Abstract: A connection device between a distributor head for cosmetic product and a cosmetic product applicator, the device comprising a part for fixing to said distributor head. The fixing part being configured to be immovable relative to said distributor head, and a part movable relative to said fixing part. The device further comprising a connection zone between the fixing part and the movable part, said connection zone being configured so that said movable part is movable in rotation about at least two axes (X, Y, Z) of a orthonormal coordinate system (X, Y, Z) relative to said fixing part. An applicator head comprising such a connection device, a tube comprising such an applicator head and an associated applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Sylvain Defert, Yann Crapet
  • Patent number: 9693607
    Abstract: A device that allows a user to transport and store sunscreen and lip balm on their person. The device is intended to be worn as a necklace or bracelet. The device includes two internal storage locations. The first storage location contains sunscreen, the second storage location contains a lip balm. Alternatively, the device may be constructed as a single larger reservoir that is separated into individual storage locations using one or more dividing walls. For example, a large reservoir may be divided into a first reservoir, or primary reservoir, for the storage of sunscreen. On the opposite side of the dividing wall is a smaller storage location to store lip balm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Ralph Imbriani
  • Publication number: 20150125199
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen system has a pen housing, a top cap, and a ballpoint ink cartridge located in the pen housing. The top cap is located on a pen housing anterior end. In a first closed position a top cap anterior internal annular ridge and a top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage an anterior annular groove and a median annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a second, open position, the top cap anterior internal annular ridge and the top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage the median annular groove and a posterior annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a first position, the ballpoint tip is located below a top cap anterior end aperture. In a second position, the ballpoint tip is located above and through the top cap anterior end aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry F. PEYTON
  • Publication number: 20150093175
    Abstract: A writing instrument with a safety cap is disclosed which comprises a tubular body with a grip body having one end securing a writing tip or nib, and disposed within the tubular body, an ink cartridge for supplying ink to the writing tip or nib. The tubular body comprises a barrel detachably secured to a grip body with a writing tip or nib holder. The barrel may include a retention feature to which the user may safely detachably secure the safety cap while using the instrument. The barrel may include one or more tabs protruding from the barrel body which act to prevent the writing instrument from uncontrolled rolling when the instrument is set down on a surface. A safety cap with one or more vents formed inside the periphery of the cap provide for the bi-directional flow of air or other fluids axially through the cap in the event a user ingests the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
    Inventors: Nancy Perkins, Gordon Spark, David White, Jonathan Kirkpatrick, Iam White, Ian McDermott
  • Patent number: 8956066
    Abstract: Exemplary applicator devices for applying topical oils to an individual are disclosed. Some embodiments of an exemplary applicator device may include a topical oil container and a roller-ball applicator coupled to the container. The roller-ball applicator may include a roller-ball housing, a roller-ball within the housing, the roller-ball being freely rotatable within the housing, and a retention cap configured to retain the roller-ball within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Young Living Essential Oils, LC
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Son Q. Le, Marc Schreuder, Cole Woolley
  • Patent number: 8939669
    Abstract: Applicator devices for applying topical oils to an individual are presented. Exemplary applicators may include a topical oil container, and a roller-ball applicator coupled to the container. The roller-ball applicator may include, a roller-ball housing, wherein the roller-ball housing includes a well configured to hold topical oil for application to an individual regardless of the orientation of the roller-ball applicator, and a roller-ball within the housing, the roller-ball being freely rotatable within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Young Living Essential Oils, LC
    Inventors: Son Q. Le, Cole Woolley, Marc Schreuder, John Whetten
  • Patent number: 8899863
    Abstract: A roll-on applicator device (11) for distributing a viscous medium on a surface, that has a fitment (14) and a distributor ball (13) placed in the fitment (14) and partially projecting from one end of the fitment, wherein the fitment (14) has a base element (16) and a retaining element (15) that are detachably connected to each other by connection means (25), wherein the base element (16) is provided with support means (21) for supporting the distributor ball (13) and with a tubular member (17) for the connection to a container (12) and wherein the retaining element (15) is designed such that it rotatably retains the distributor ball (13) in the fitment (14). The invention further relates to a roll-on dispenser (10) for dispensing a viscous medium with a container (12) for the viscous medium and such a roll-on applicator device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hoffmann Neopac AG
    Inventors: Andreas Geiger, Simon Böhlen
  • Patent number: 8894313
    Abstract: A package for a consumer care composition. The package comprises a container containing a consumer care composition, the container having a base for standing the package on a surface, a body portion above the base, a neck portion above the body portion, and a dispensing head above the neck portion. The body portion is aligned along a first axis and the neck portion is aligned along a second axis which is inclined to the first axis so that the dispensing head is directed upwardly and laterally towards a front of the container. The neck portion and the dispensing head have an exterior periphery which is not equal to that of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Patent number: 8894312
    Abstract: A package for a composition, the package comprising a container having a base comprising a base face for standing the package on a planar surface, and a cap removably connected to and covering a dispensing end of the container opposite to the base. The cap has an end face which is inclined to the base face, and the container and cap are shaped to permit the package, independent of the amount of the consumer composition contained within the container, selectively to be stood on the base face in an upright orientation on the planar surface or on the end face in an inverted orientation on the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Publication number: 20140321898
    Abstract: A plastic container for a roll-on deodorant is described, which roll-on deodorant has a receptacle and a roll cage for the captive, rotatable holding of an applicator ball. The roll cage can be made integral with the receptacle. The plastic container can be produced in an extrusion-blow-molding method from a tube that is for example extruded continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Johann KÜNZ
  • Patent number: 8714857
    Abstract: A leak-proof container for a liquid cosmetic product is provided with a cap assembly including a cap and a spring activated retaining ring moveably secured to the cap; a dispensing assembly including a flexible dome, a hollow seat, and an applicator retained in the dome wherein the seat is partially disposed in the dome and includes a hollow shank, and a sealing member put on an upper portion of the seat to block any leaking paths through a joining surface of the dome and the seat wherein a bottom of the seat is seated on an intermediate, annular protruding member on an inner surface of the dome in a friction fit; and a reservoir assembly including a shell and a liquid reservoir including a top bossed opening, the reservoir disposed in the shell and the shank lockingly inserted into the bossed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8695835
    Abstract: Closure cap (1) for a fluid container (30), which has a receiver (31), at which an applicator body (32) is movably supported, wherein the closure cap has a sealing element for contacting the receiver and/or the applicator body and has a cap base body (10) with an axial support (20, 20?), and wherein the sealing element and at least a part of the support are connected to each other by material bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH
    Inventor: Hartmuth Timmer
  • Publication number: 20140010582
    Abstract: A roll-on applicator for use in applying a flowable media to a surface includes a housing which is constructed and arranged so as to define a first chamber and a second chamber which is in communication with the first chamber, a generally-spherical ball received within the first chamber, a spring-biasing valve received within the second chamber and a sealing insert positioned between the ball and the valve. The sealing insert is moveable between a first position wherein a flow passageway between the first and second chambers is open and a second position wherein the flow passageway between the first and second chambers is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Armin Arminak
  • Patent number: 8579531
    Abstract: This device comprises a container (12), a head (14) which is for dispensing cosmetic product and which is provided with a rotary application member (44) and a retention cap (42). It comprises a blocking cover (16) which can be moved between a position for blocking the container (12) and a position for dispensing the product. The container (12) is shaped so as to prevent the device (10) from being retained in a stable manner on a horizontal support with the head (14) in an upward position. The cover (16) comprises a member (86) for urging the rotary application member (40) against a sealing seat (60) delimited by the cap (42) in the blocking position of the cover. The urging member (86) can be resiliently deformed relative to the cover (16) between an idle configuration and a resiliently deformed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Luc Maelstaf, Patrice Brunerie
  • Publication number: 20130294812
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen system has a pen housing, a top cap, and a ballpoint ink cartridge located in the pen housing. The top cap is located on a pen housing anterior end. In a first closed position a top cap anterior internal annular ridge and a top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage an anterior annular groove and a median annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a second, open position, the top cap anterior internal annular ridge and the top cap posterior internal annular ridge engage the median annular groove and a posterior annular groove of the pen housing, respectively. In a first position, the ballpoint tip is located below a top cap anterior end aperture. In a second position, the ballpoint tip is located above and through the top cap anterior end aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jerry F. Peyton, Georgia C. Peyton
  • Patent number: 8567419
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of cleaning a material includes pipes arranged in a first barrel; and through holes defined in a second barrel. The second barrel is received in the first barrel. The apparatus further includes a driver comprising a drive shaft, the drive shaft extending through the first barrel and being connected to the second barrel. A fluid container is included store fluid, an air controller is provided air-dry the material. Before washing the material, the second barrel is driven by the driver to cause each of the through holes to disengage from a corresponding pipe. After washing the material, the second barrel is driven by the driver to cause each of the through holes to engage with the corresponding pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Publication number: 20130251440
    Abstract: Exemplary applicator devices for applying topical oils to an individual are disclosed. Some embodiments of an exemplary applicator device may include a topical oil container and a roller-ball applicator coupled to the container. The roller-ball applicator may include a roller-ball housing, a roller-ball within the housing, the roller-ball being freely rotatable within the housing, and a retention cap configured to retain the roller-ball within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: YL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Son Q. Le, Marc Schreuder, Cole Woolley
  • Patent number: 8500355
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing massage device is provided with a liquid container having an externally threaded neck; a dispensing assembly comprising a retaining ring, a seal, a rotatable liquid dispensing outlet, a spring biased sliding plunger defining an axial channel therethrough; a cap; a vibration shell assembly; a vibration assembly in the shell and comprising a battery powered DC motor; and a switch. In a closed position of the device, the switch is locked. In an open position of the device, the switch is unlocked and read to move, and a fluid passage is not blocked by the plunger so that a manual movement of the switch activates the DC motor for generating vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Allen & Thomas Cosmetic Accessories Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8448604
    Abstract: A flow control device is provided for regulating the flow of fluid from a container. An exemplary control mechanism includes an inner cap member, an overcap member, and a ball captured therebetween. The overcap member is adapted for axial translation relative to the inner cap member, thereby facilitating one-handed manipulation. Adapters may be provided to facilitate mounting of the disclosed flow control device relative to containers of differing geometry. A releasable locking mechanism may be provided to prevent the flow control device from becoming inadvertently operational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Medialore, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Pappas
  • Patent number: 8444339
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body that extends longitudinally between a top end and a bottom end, an elongate slot disposed in an outer surface of the body and having first and second spaced-apart detents, and a cap disposed coaxially around the body and having a cut therein that defines an elongate arm. The elongate arm has an inwardly-oriented protrusion configured to engage the detents of the slot. The cap is slidable along the body such that the inwardly-oriented protrusion slides along the slot until it detachably engages a detent, thereby retaining the cap in either a closed position that covers the bottom end or an open position in which the bottom end is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Zhao, Weiying Chen
  • Publication number: 20130064596
    Abstract: Applicator devices for applying topical oils to an individual are disclosed herein. The applicator devices overcome the deficiencies in the prior art by allowing topical oils, especially essential oils, to be applied using a roller-ball applicator. Exemplary applicators may include a topical oil container, and a roller-ball applicator coupled to the container. The roller-ball applicator may include, a roller-ball housing, wherein the roller-ball housing includes a well configured to hold topical oil for application to an individual regardless of the orientation of the roller-ball applicator, and a roller-ball within the housing, the roller-ball being freely rotatable within the housing. The applicator device may also include a cap configured to be removably attached to the container and to seal topical oil within the topical oil container by exerting pressure on the roller-ball when the cap is securely attached to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Son Q. Le, Cole Woolley, Marc Schreuder, John Whetten
  • Patent number: 8388252
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a cosmetic or care product includes a container intended to contain the product and having at least one product outlet orifice. An applicator member is connected to the container so as to be in communication with the outlet orifice, and a cap is mounted removably on the container between a position covering the applicator member and a removed position. The cap is able to engage with the applicator member in order to close off the outlet orifice. The device includes a guide for guiding the cap in relation to the container, and configured such that the cap is guided in relation to the container along a translation path extending in at least two different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 8356952
    Abstract: A container for supporting and dispensing a liquid material is disclosed. The container includes a base defining a cavity for supporting a liquid material and an applicator (e.g., a roller ball, etc.) movably supported at the base for allowing a user to selectively dispense the liquid material from the cavity. The applicator has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to be exposed to the liquid material when the second portion is exposed to the user. The container also includes a cover coupled to the base for covering the applicator. The cover is selectively movable between a closed position and an open position. The applicator is configured to be manipulated by user in a manner that allows the first portion to become exposed to the user and the second portion to become exposed to the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Beauty and Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle M. Bennett, Jill McCurdy
  • Publication number: 20120219349
    Abstract: Disclosed is package for a consumer care composition. The package comprises a container containing a consumer care composition, the container having a base for standing the package on a surface, a body portion above the base, a neck portion above the body portion, and a dispensing head above the neck portion. The body portion is aligned along a first axis and the neck portion is aligned along a second axis which is inclined to the first axis so that the dispensing head is directed upwardly and laterally towards a front of the container. The neck portion and the dispensing head have an exterior periphery which is not equal to that of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Patent number: 8221018
    Abstract: A roller receiving device for a packaging system for fluids, the packaging system including a container for receiving a fluid; a roller and a roller receiving device for receiving the roller and for holding the roller on the container, the roller receiving device has a first part for receiving the roller, as well as a second part, different from the first part and held on the first part, the first part forming a first sealing segment for sealing the roller receiving device relative to the container, and the second part forming a first holding segment for forming a locking connection between the roller receiving device and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ingolf Steinhagen, Bernd Hackmann
  • Patent number: 8128302
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprises a substantially tubular body extending between a top and a writing end, and an elongate slot disposed in an outer surface of the body and having a detents defined at each end of the slot, and a tubular open-ended cap disposed coaxially around the body and having a cut defining an elongate arm connected to the cap at one end and having an inwardly-oriented protrusion at another end and sized to engage the detents of the slot. The cap is slidable along the body such that the inwardly-oriented protrusion slides along the slot until it engages a detent at an end of the slot thereby arresting the cap either in a closed position, in which the cap covers the writing end, or in an open position in which the writing end is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Zhao, Weiying Chen
  • Publication number: 20110243642
    Abstract: A rolling-ball style cosmetic container structure includes a tube, an axle sleeve, a hollow piston rod, a resilient member and an exterior cap. The axle sleeve includes a holding space, an inner flange, an outer flange, a resistant holding surface and a material discharge hole. The hollow piston rod includes a flanged disk, an annular flange, a receiving space, a central bore, a rod part and a material discharge cap. The hollow piston rod closes the material discharge hole in the retracted position and being with the central bore, the holding space, and the material discharge hole in fluid communication when the hollow piston rod is in the extended position. A supporting unit is formed in the receiving space to support the rolling balls but does not totally restrict the rolling balls' movement, and the rolling balls' final positions can be determined by the material discharge cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: CHUEN CHERN CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100329771
    Abstract: A rolling ball style cosmetic container structure includes a tube, an axle sleeve, a hollow piston rod, a resilient member and an exterior cap. The axle sleeve includes a holding space, an inner flange, an outer flange, a resistant holding surface and a material discharge hole. The hollow piston rod includes a flanged disk, an annular flange, a receiving space, a central bore and a rod part. The hollow piston rod closes the material discharge hole in the retracted position and being with the central bore, the holding space, and the material discharge hole in fluid communication when the hollow piston rod is in the extended position, The rod part blocks the material discharge hole of the axle sleeve to avoid it from leaking. Thus, the cosmetic container structure doesn't have the problem of leaking liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Jun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20100226707
    Abstract: This device comprises a container (12), a head (14) which is for dispensing cosmetic product and which is provided with a rotary application member (44) and a retention cap (42). It comprises a blocking cover (16) which can be moved between a position for blocking the container (12) and a position for dispensing the product. The container (12) is shaped so as to prevent the device (10) from being retained in a stable manner on a horizontal support with the head (14) in an upward position. The cover (16) comprises a member (86) for urging the rotary application member (40) against a sealing seat (60) delimited by the cap (42) in the blocking position of the cover. The urging member (86) can be resiliently deformed relative to the cover (16) between an idle configuration and a resiliently deformed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Luc MAELSTAF, Patrice Brunerie
  • Patent number: 7785028
    Abstract: A covering element (1) for manual-use articles such as pens, felt-tip pens, correction fluids and the like, comprises a case (3) adapted to receive a respective article (2) by insertion. The covering element (1) further comprises coupling means to ensure engagement of the covering element (1) with the respective article (2). Advantageously, the covering element is also provided with abutment means (5) associated with the case (3) to cause shifting of the covering element (1) between a coupled condition and a released condition, by effect of at least one manual action. The abutment means (5) consists of respective abutment surfaces (7, 9) protruding from the case (3) to enable a manual thrust to be exerted on the covering element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: F.I.L.A. - Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Cont, Giancarlo Bozzani
  • Patent number: 7674061
    Abstract: In cosmetic dispensers for fluids, such as for example deodorants or antiperspirants comprising a bottle, a flow regulator in a housing mounted on the bottle and a cap rotatably mounted on the bottle or particularly onto the flow regulator housing, there is a risk that the housing can part from the bottle or be moved out of alignment by fitting or removal of the cap. This problem can be ameliorated or eliminated by employing a plurality of sets of anti-rotation elements at or adjacent to the mouth of the bottle around its periphery, each set comprising a peg and a socket. Preferably, the housing is bifurcated inward of the flow regulator, one wall extending within the bottle and the other wall extending out side the wall, and desirably the bottle wall is of reduced wall thickness in the overlap so that the exterior of the bottle surface and housing surface can be flush at their line of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Baines, Paul Haigh, Paul Nicholas Pay, Reginaldo Alexandre Tavares da Silva, Mark Geoffrey Somers
  • Patent number: 7641411
    Abstract: An applicator device comprising a casing and an application element wherein the application element is displaceable with respect to the casing against a return force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Friedrich Biegel
  • Patent number: 7618208
    Abstract: Conventional dispensers for a cosmetic fluid, such as a liquid, comprises a bottle having a housing for a low regulator, such as a roller or preferably a ball and a cap which is securable to the bottle by a single set of co-operating screw threads. An improved dispenser secures the cap to the bottle, and especially to the housing, by a plurality of sets of mounting elements, one of which comprises a cam providing axial movement of the cap when it is rotated around the bottle and the other a follower, such a lug and bayonet. One element is mounted on the interior of the cap and the other on the exterior of the bottle/housing. The mounting elements on the bottle/housing advantageously are separated both laterally around the periphery and axially so as to permit the mounting elements on the cap to pass axially between adjacent bottle elements and the cap to be rotated until matched sets of elements are brought into contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Baines, Paul Haigh, Paul Nicholas Pay, Mark Geoffrey Somers, Reginaldo Alexandre Tavares Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20090202290
    Abstract: A container for supporting and dispensing a liquid material is disclosed. The container includes a base defining a cavity for supporting a liquid material and an applicator (e.g., a roller ball, etc.) movably supported at the base for allowing a user to selectively dispense the liquid material from the cavity. The applicator has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to be exposed to the liquid material when the second portion is exposed to the user. The container also includes a cover coupled to the base for covering the applicator. The cover is selectively movable between a closed position and an open position. The applicator is configured to be manipulated by user in a manner that allows the first portion to become exposed to the user and the second portion to become exposed to the liquid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Kyle M. Bennett, Jill McCurdy
  • Patent number: 7461990
    Abstract: An applicator device comprising a storage space for a product to be applied comprising a front portion having a holder for rotatably holding a ball communicating with the storage space through an opening provided between the ball and the holder, wherein at least the front portion comprises plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Friedrich Biegel
  • Publication number: 20080260453
    Abstract: An end plug mounting structure for writing instrument of the present invention can securely mount an end plug onto a barrel and remove it more easily. Even if assembling and removing is performed repeatedly, tightness for the end plug to be assembled on the barrel can be prevented from weakening. A locking hole is provided around cylindrical rear portion of the barrel, an inserting portion with circular cross section inserted into rear portion of the barrel from rear end of the barrel is provided on the end plug, a locking protrusion locked in a locking hole is provided at periphery of the inserting portion, a groove extending forward from rear end of the barrel and in which the locking protrusion moves is provided on inner surface of rear portion of the barrel, thereby the end plug is assembled on the barrel by means of locking the locking protrusion that moves forward in the groove in the locking hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Kotobuki & Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehei Kageyama
  • Patent number: 7422389
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a product, which includes a container suitable for containing the product, and an application component having at least one applicator portion suitable for coming in contact with the product in order to take up some of the product. A rotational coupling arrangement is provided on at least one side of the applicator portion to allow the application component to be moved in rotation about an axis Y relative to the container. The application component includes at least one portion separating the applicator portion from the coupling means, with portion(s) having a non-constant cross section measured transversely to the axis of rotation Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Aline Abergel
  • Publication number: 20080107475
    Abstract: A fluid applicator device having the interconnected components of a container, a base, a shaft, a piston, a collar, a plurality of fluid conduction pathways and an applicator head is presented. The applicator head is rotatably mounted within the collar and slidably held in place by the inner surface of the collar. The inner surface of the collar also has a plurality of fluid conduction pathways cut into it so that a viscous fluid confined within the container may be flow into the fluid conduction pathways and onto the applicator head so that it may be soothingly applied onto a portion of a user's epidermis such as onto the lips of a user. The method of using the applicator device includes the acts of manipulating, obtaining, pressing, removing, returning, rolling, and withdrawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn
  • Patent number: 7311462
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying a cosmetic product includes a container having a sidewall of which one edge delineates an opening. An annular portion of the sidewall forms a seating designed to house an applicator ball, mounted freely in rotation inside the seating. An inner surface of the seating includes at least one annular sealing zone on which at least one annular portion of the applicator ball is designed to bear in a leaktight manner. A cap is designed to cover an applicator portion of the ball, with the cap incorporating a bearing structure which, in the mounted position of the cap on the container, presses the ball in a leaktight manner against said annular sealing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Christian Kervoalen
  • Patent number: 7296944
    Abstract: A handheld marking instrument includes a body having a substantially flat shape, a first chamber formed within the body and having an inner surface configured to receive and contain a marking substance within the body, and a first marking device configured to deliver the marking substance to a desired surface during marking. The first marking device is incorporated in the body and in communication with the first chamber to access the marking substance contained by the inner surface. At least a part of the first marking device is moveable between an exposed position for marking on the desired surface, and a retracted position. In one embodiment, the body has a form factor of a financial transaction card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: André R. Steinschaden
  • Publication number: 20070147951
    Abstract: A covering element (1) for manual-use articles such as pens, felt-tip pens, correction fluids and the like, includes a case (3) adapted to receive a respective article (2) by insertion. The covering element (1) further includes a coupler to ensure engagement of the covering element (1) with the respective article (2). Advantageously, the covering element is also provided with an abutment element (5) associated with the case (3) to cause shifting of the covering element (1) between a coupled condition and a released condition, by effect of at least one manual action. The abutment element (5) consists of respective abutment surfaces (7, 9) protruding from the case (3) to enable a manual thrust to be exerted on the covering element (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: F.I.L.A.-FABBRICA ITALIANA LAPIS ED AFFINI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Franco Cont, Giancarlo Bozzani
  • Patent number: 7179008
    Abstract: A device for applying liquid adhesive to seal a variety of parcel post items such as, containers, packages, boxes, envelopes and stamps. The device includes a hand-held pen-shaped housing having a roller ball therein for dispensing the adhesive. The device further includes a vent and a drain hole in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: David Lee Holcomb
  • Patent number: 7172359
    Abstract: A marking implement for marking activities such as marking of a drill hole or indicating a cutting/sawing edge, and includes a marking pen having a pen housing and an application reservoir held in a axially fixed manner therein and a protective cap with an elongate interior for partially accommodating the marking pen. The marking pen has a gripping region and, adjoining it, a thinner neck region, on which a nib is formed at the free end. The cap has an interior section for partially accommodating the gripping region and a narrower interior section for accommodating the neck region. Furthermore, a fastening clip is disposed on the outer surface of the cap. The clip is integrally formed on the protective cap with a fixed end in a region adjacent to the opening and, from there, tapers substantially to the end of the cap that faces away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Gerhard Möck
  • Patent number: 7144175
    Abstract: An applicator device comprising a casing, a storage compartment for a product to be applied, an application element comprising a ball held rotatably in a ball holder, a sealing element which is displaceable along a predetermined path between a first position with respect to the casing in which it bears sealingly against the ball and a second position with respect to the casing in which it releases the ball for application of the product, and an increased pressure-producing device for producing an increased pressure in the storage compartment, wherein the sealing element is coupled in a predetermined portion of the path to the increased pressure-producing device. The sealing element is independent of the increased pressure-producing device in a first portion of the path which is delimited by the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Friedrich Biegel
  • Patent number: 7140798
    Abstract: In order to inhibit titanium oxide from settling down over a long period of time and secure a leveling property of a coating fluid including an ink composition, provided is a coating fluid for a fluid applicator, comprising at least titanium oxide, a resin and an organic solvent, wherein an additive comprising an N-acylamino acid derivative whose fundamental frame is at least one selected from N-acylamino acid amides and N-acylamino acid esters is added in an amount of 0.6 to 4.5% by weight based on the total amount of the ink composition, and a content of the resin described above is 1.5 to 11 parts by weight based on a content of 1 part by weight of the additive described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Kyoko Kobayashi, Makoto Ono, Kei Omoto, Tamotsu Eguchi