With Removable Cap For Tool Patents (Class 401/262)
  • Patent number: 9415903
    Abstract: The head (16) includes an application wall (30) having a central axis (A-A?), in which the application wall (30) defines at least one product dispensing orifice (82A), off-centered with respect to the central axis (A-A?), It includes a removable cap, mobile between a position for closing each dispensing orifice (82A) and a product dispensing position, the removable cap (32) comprising a bearing element (106B) on the application wall (30). The dispensing orifice (82A) remains clear when the bearing element is applied on the application wall (30), When the cap (32) occupies its closing position, each dispensing orifice (82A) is placed facing an intermediate closed region (154) of a bearing element (106B), located between a first exterior contact region (152A) of the bearing element (106B) with the application wall (30) and a second interior contact region (152B) of the bearing element (106B) with the application wall (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • Publication number: 20150043958
    Abstract: A device for dispensing liquid including an opening for dispensing liquid, a pad for absorbing residual liquid and a removable cap including a shape in the immediate vicinity and opposite the dispensing opening, referred to as a shape for expelling residual liquid, configured to discharge the residual liquid toward the pad when the cap is mounted on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gaetan Painchaud, Xavier Julia, Thierry Decock, Guillaume Grevin, Benjamin Quaglia
  • Patent number: 8944716
    Abstract: An applicator cap is closed on the front side and opening on the rear side, covering an applying part provided in the front end of a barrel cylinder of an applicator, from the rear-side opening, and detachably fitted on the barrel cylinder so as to be able to seal and keep the surrounding space of the applying part airtight, and includes a holding portion formed such that the middle part of the cap with respect to the axial direction is smaller in outside diameter than the front end with respect to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yukinori Sawa, Tooru Nakajima
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140105665
    Abstract: The present application discloses a cosmetic device for accessing residual liquid and gel like cosmetics in hard to reach containers and applying the cosmetics. Specifically, the device is a stand-alone lip gloss wand with a long flexible stem capable of reaching every spot in a tube of lip gloss and retrieving hard to reach residual lip gloss and a specially designed flame shaped applicator tip for applying both thin and broad strokes of the retrieved lip gloss. Additionally, the device is easily cleaned allowing for use across multiple tubes without cross-contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Swoon Beauty, LLC.
    Inventors: Keisha L. WRIGHT, H. Anthony FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 8662780
    Abstract: The container for fluid products, particularly creams, ointments, pastes, lotions for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use, comprises a containment body for containing a fluid product which has an exit mouth for the fluid product, a closing element for closing the mouth, and an applicator element associable with the containment body near to the mouth and suitable for dispensing the fluid product exiting from the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lameplast S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 8523475
    Abstract: An oral care dispenser and oral care system incorporating the system that includes a resilient applicator that optimizes application of the subject fluid to the desired oral surfaces. In one embodiment, the invention is a dispenser comprising a housing having an internal reservoir containing the fluid. The resilient applicator is coupled to the housing and comprises a dispensing orifice. The resilient applicator comprises a working surface that is oriented at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis of the housing and is defined by a polygonal perimeter edge, the polygonal perimeter edge comprising a plurality of apex portions and a plurality of side portions, wherein one of the plurality of side portions forms a distal most-portion of the resilient applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Patent number: 8517622
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a multi-layered tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The multi-layered tip comprises a translucent outer tip molded about an opaque inner tip. Both the translucent outer tip and the opaque inner tip may be formed of materials that are suitable for an injection over-mold manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: HCT Asia Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Patent number: 8438778
    Abstract: Apparatus for selectively applying a liquid plant chemical such as a herbicide to a plant includes a hollow tubular reservoir, an integrated funnel handle at the upper end of the reservoir, and an applicator tip at the lower end of the reservoir. The applicator tip includes a valve and a wick that allows the chemical to be dispensed in a controlled manner onto a specific plant, avoiding chemical drift. A protective cap fits over the applicator tip during storage, while retainer tabs keep the protective cap from squeezing the wick. The retainer tabs may be sharp enough to prick the plant to place the chemical internally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas C. Rose
  • Publication number: 20130094894
    Abstract: An applicator device designed for applying oil or lotion to hard to reach areas of the body. The applicator comprises a hollow elongated body to allow the flow of fluid there through. The elongated body includes upper and lower portions hingedly connected together at a midpoint, thereby forming an elbow with a spring coupling. A coaxial flexible tube is disposed within the hollow elongated body for connecting the upper and lower portions. The distal end of the lower portion of the applicator includes a means for attachment to the neck of a bottle (e.g. sun tan oil bottle). The distal end of the upper portion of the applicator includes a convex sponge. When the applicator is attached to a bottle, the bottle many be squeezed to force oil through the coaxial flexible tube and out through the pores of the convex sponge for spreading lotion onto a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Cedrick Lebron Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130022387
    Abstract: A fluid applicator includes an applicator body, a foam element, and a fabric cover protecting the foam element. The applicator body includes a foam element support platform having first and second sides. A foam element engaging surface is provided on the first side of the foam element support platform. A foam element retaining wall is disposed at a peripheral edge of the foam element engaging surface. The foam element has a first side supported on the foam element engaging surface, a second side opposite the first side, and a peripheral edge at least partially enclosed by the retaining wall. A fabric mounting surface is disposed outside the retaining wall. The fabric cover is arranged on the second side of the foam element and is peripherally bonded to the fabric mounting surface. A fluid port provides fluid communication between the first side and second sides of the foam element support platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: TMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward M. Purizhansky, Clint S. Winter, Matthew S. Mantelli
  • Patent number: 8281962
    Abstract: A tongue and groove arrangement guides an outer cap in an axial direction with respect to an inner cap. When a cap is fixed to a mouth of a container body, the outer cap is located in a direction of separating from the inner cap in the axial direction, and an inner face of a top wall of the outer cap is separated from a valve to urge the valve in a direction of projecting from a discharge hole of an inside plug, causing the discharge hole to close. When the cap is detached and removed from the mouth, the outer cap is moved in a direction of approaching the inner cap in the axial direction, and the inner face abuts the valve urged in a direction of separating from the discharge hole while resisting against an urging member, causing the discharge hole to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ogawa, Hidenari Nishikura
  • Publication number: 20120207533
    Abstract: A marker pen has a penholder, a bending assembly and a writing part. The bending assembly is mounted on the penholder and includes a bending angle, a first section and a second section. The first section and the second section are connected with each other. The first section is connected to the penholder. The writing part is made of fibers being able to contain ink, is mounted through the bending assembly and is inserted in the penholder. Therefore, it is convenient for a user to hold the marker pen in the hand to meet different situations and the user's line of sight to the writing area is not obscured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: BAO-SHEN LIU
  • Patent number: 8226311
    Abstract: The present invention provides a single-use applicator for spreadable, usually waxy, paste, or crème-type cosmetics compositions. The applicator includes two parts, a generally cylindrical first part having a coating of cosmetic composition at one end, and a generally cylindrical second part which functions as a cover for the cosmetic composition. The cosmetic coated end of the first part slides into an open end of the second part, such that the second part covers and protects the coating. For use, the second part cover can be readily removed and the cosmetic composition applied to the user's lips or other desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa W Cronin
  • Patent number: 8226318
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser, comprising: an integral thermoplastic container body, comprising an integral wall, a molded thermoplastic neck, adapted for engaging a cap, and an inner support extending therefrom; and an overmolded thermoplastic elastomer applicator, adhered outside the inner support, wherein an aperture communicates from the container body, through the neck and inner support, and through the elastomeric applicator. The neck and inner support are preferably formed by compression molding a tube, or by injection molding integral with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas Williams
  • Publication number: 20120141189
    Abstract: An applicator cap is closed on the front side and opening on the rear side, covering an applying part provided in the front end of a barrel cylinder of an applicator, from the rear-side opening, and detachably fitted on the barrel cylinder so as to be able to seal and keep the surrounding space of the applying part airtight, and includes a holding portion formed such that the middle part of the cap with respect to the axial direction is smaller in outside diameter than the front end with respect to the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yukinori Sawa, Tooru Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20120076566
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a product dispenser for dispensing an elongate product strip. In an embodiment, the product dispenser comprises a product container for storing the product to be dispensed, the container defining an opening through which the product can exit the container, a product flow regulator and a dispensing cover that overlies the product flow regulator. The product flow regulator is positioned proximate the container opening and comprises a flow passage that is in communication with the product container, the flow passage accommodating the product exiting the container. The product flow regulator terminates in at least one distribution aperture for allowing the product within the flow passage to exit the product flow regulator, the product flow regulator further comprising a reservoir for accommodating the product exiting the product flow regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Albea Services
    Inventor: Gaël Thorez
  • Publication number: 20120057923
    Abstract: An ink application tool that conveniently allows users to accurately mark surfaces for cutting without the need for measurements. The present invention makes use of an applicator with a uniquely designed dispensing mechanism that allows users to evenly mark surfaces that need to be cut by outlining the object to be fitted into the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathon Carl PINTER
  • Patent number: 8118511
    Abstract: A body has a closed bottom and an open top. The body has a periphery. The body has a side wall. The body is fabricated of a semi-soft squeezable plastic material. A stem is in a cylindrical configuration. The stem is supported within the body. The stem is fabricated of a hard plastic material. A sponge has a bottom. The bottom of the sponge is positioned on the bottom of the body. The sponge has a top. The top of the sponge extends above the body. The sponge is fabricated of an absorbent foam material. A protective cap is provided. The cap has a closed top and an open bottom. The cap has a periphery. The cap has a side wall. The peripheries are adapted to releasably couple the cap with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Mark A. Stadnyk
  • Patent number: 8025453
    Abstract: A multi-functional cleaning and neatening tool includes a body which is easy to carry and operate. Below the body is connected with a wipe board. In a normal day, a bottom lid is covered on the wipe board and can be removed when cleaning or neatening an automobile. In collaboration with different cleaning solution in the body and the wipe board of a variety of material, scratches on a body or glass of the automobile can be dealt with, the automobile can be waxed or washed with bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Yi-Chang Chan
  • Publication number: 20110188920
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a multi-layered tip and a housing having a reservoir for containing a product, such as a cosmetic product or a medicinal product. The multi-layered tip comprises a translucent outer tip molded about an opaque inner tip. Both the translucent outer tip and the opaque inner tip may be formed of materials that are suitable for an injection over-mold manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Adrian C. Apodaca, Timothy Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20110150558
    Abstract: A kit including a product dispenser assembly and an absorbent article, the assembly including a container housing having a head portion and an internal chamber for holding a composition, the head portion including a plurality of apertures, a moveable member structured to enable a user to selectively deploy the composition from within the internal chamber through the plurality of apertures, a cap assembly, a first absorbent pad arranged on top of the head portion for receiving the composition as it is deployed from the container, a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in a stacked configuration within cap assembly, each of the plurality of pads being adapted to be sequentially arranged on top of the head portion after the first removable pad has used to apply the composition and then removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kofi A. Bissah, Ricardo De Oliveira, Saurabh Desai, Paul Y. Fung, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Thong Nguyen, Shoba Pillai
  • Publication number: 20110150557
    Abstract: A product dispenser assembly for dispensing a liquid or gel composition, the assembly including a container housing having a head portion and an internal chamber for holding a composition, the head portion including a plurality of apertures, a moveable member structured to enable a user to selectively deploy the composition from within the internal chamber through the plurality of apertures, a cap assembly, a first absorbent pad arranged on top of the head portion for receiving the composition as it is deployed from the container, a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in a stacked configuration within cap assembly, each of the plurality of pads being adapted to be sequentially arranged on top of the head portion after the first removable pad has used to apply the composition and then removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Kofi A. Bissah, Ricardo De Oliveira, Saurabh Desai, Paul Y. Fung, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Thong Nguyen, Shoba Pillai
  • Publication number: 20110110702
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid make-up receptacle, comprising: a housing which has an opening at one side and contains liquid materials in an inner space; a discharge portion, one end of which is coupled with the opening of the housing and the other end has discharge protrusions for discharging the materials; a shoulder which includes a body having a through-hole in the center, a lower insertion portion for coupling with the housing or the discharge portion, and an upper insertion portion formed at the upper part of the body; a ring with a hollow body and a connecting portion coupled with the upper insertion portion of the shoulder at the lower part of the body; a cosmetic application member inserted into ring and which has a through-hole where the discharge protrusions of the discharge portion are inserted; and a cap coupled with the shoulder portion. The ring is not detached with the cap when the cap is opened because the load applied for opening or closing the cap is not directly applied to the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: S&P World Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Suk Song
  • Publication number: 20110103880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a convenient, single-use applicator for spreadable, usually waxy, paste, or crème-type cosmetics compositions. The applicator includes two parts, a generally cylindrical first part having a coating of cosmetic composition at one end, and a generally cylindrical second part which functions as a cover for the cosmetic composition. The cosmetic coated end of the first part slides into an open end of the second part, such that the second part covers and protects the coating. For use, the second part cover can be readily removed and the cosmetic composition applied to the user's lips or other desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Lisa Cronin
  • Patent number: 7927034
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a spreadable composition to the skin or other exterior region of a human or animal body, comprising receiving means for receiving and carrying a unit or measured dose of the composition and a grip for enabling a user to grip and manipulate the applicator, wherein the grip and receiving means are arranged such that a user gripping the applicator by the grip is protected from inadvertent contact with a composition, a unit or measured dose of which is carried by the receiving means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Pharmakodex Limited
    Inventors: John Staniforth, Michael Tobyn, Sharon Ann Mills, Christopher John Althorpe
  • Publication number: 20110033223
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetics container with a puff rotatably mounted on a container body. The cosmetics container of the present invention has a container body for containing liquid cosmetics and having a discharge port for discharging the cosmetics outside, a supporting member mounted rotatably on an outside of the container body and a puff assembled on an outside of the supporting member and rotating together with the supporting member. According to the present invention, the cosmetics container is provided that dressing the cosmetics is very convenient and the user can dress the cosmetics uniformly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 7841794
    Abstract: A container for a solid, liquid, paste or powder cosmetic product, comprising a product applicator element having a transverse face and a tubular storage element elongate in a longitudinal direction and having a bottom and an annular end, the applicator element being mounted in the tubular storage element, is characterized in that the applicator element is a friction fit in the tubular storage element and bears against a mobile part slidably mounted in the tubular element and connected thereto by an elastically compressible device with two axial retraction configurations relative to an axial depression configuration, the two axial retraction configurations respectively defining a first configuration of the applicator element in which its transverse face is flush with the annular end of the tubular element and a second configuration in which its transverse face projects relative to that annular end of the tubular element to a given distance that is significantly greater than the axial depression travel of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Christian Salciarini, Sylvie Legastelois, Olivier Perrin
  • Publication number: 20100278580
    Abstract: A cosmetic applying device includes a soft tube with an end member connected to the open end of the soft tube in which fluid cosmetic material is received. The end member has two through holes in the closed end and an engaging portion extending from an inner end of the closed end. A core piece has an end inserted into the end member and an applying head extends through a passage in the core piece. A cap is threadedly connected to the soft tube to protect the applying head. When the cap is connected to the soft tube, the passage of the core piece is sealed by the engaging portion to prevent air and cosmetic material from entering the soft tube. When the cap is removed from the soft tube, the core piece is moved and the engaging portion is disengaged from the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jun ZHANG
  • Patent number: 7824123
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an edible food dispenser has a nozzle, a spreader surface associated with the nozzle, and a cap for entirely covering the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Mack-Ray, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Liberatore
  • Publication number: 20100054843
    Abstract: A cosmetic device for applying skin-care substances to hard-to-reach areas of a human body, like the human back, is disclosed. The device includes a variable length shaft, a motorized applicator head adapted for user-selectable rotation, oscillation, and/or vibration, and a plurality of head covers comprising synthetic and/or natural materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Lori M. Howard
  • Patent number: 7645085
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an edible food dispenser has a nozzle, a spreader surface associated with the nozzle, and a cap for entirely covering the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mack-Ray, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Liberatore
  • Publication number: 20090297252
    Abstract: An elongate container includes a cylindrical chamber having an opening at one end of the container. A collar is affixed to the elongate container, and a threaded rod is axially disposed within the cylindrical chamber and coupled to the collar. The collar is adapted to rotate the threaded rod relative to the elongate container. A piston is disposed within the cylindrical chamber and is threadingly engaged with the threaded rod. The piston includes a sealing ring adapted to circumferentially seal against an inner wall of the cylindrical chamber and at least two axially aligned ribs. The ribs are disposed on a side of the piston and seated against the inner wall of the cylindrical chamber. With this arrangement, rotation of the threaded rod causes translation of the piston in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: David Prague
  • Publication number: 20090263175
    Abstract: A package for lathering a liquid personal care product, the package comprising: (a) a body for grasping with a user's hand, wherein the body comprises a horizontal plane defining a first cross-sectional shape; and (b) an applicator comprising a skin-contacting portion, wherein the skin-contacting portion comprises a horizontal plane defining a second cross-sectional shape; wherein each of the first cross-sectional shape and the second cross-sectional shape comprises a major dimension oriented along a first axis and a minor dimension oriented along a second axis, and wherein the major dimensions are greater than the minor dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: David Matthew Groh, Theresa Louise Johnson, Steven Michael Schennum, Thomas Michael McKeon, Jeremy Aaron Abel
  • Publication number: 20090245921
    Abstract: A case for cosmetics, wherein, upon fastening up/down through rotation, an outer cap automatically opens/closes a dispensing hole of a cosmetic liquid dispenser to regulate a supply of cosmetic liquid to an applicator, thereby preventing unnecessary leakage of the cosmetic liquid and, even upon long-term use, preventing malfunction of the cosmetic liquid dispenser while simplifying the opening/closing structure of the dispensing hole thereof, and maximizing the reliability of use by ensuring the smooth supply of the cosmetic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HWASUNG COSMETICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung Hun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20090103970
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic appliance including a container having an outlet formed on an upper surface; a discharge tube coupled to the container so as to communicate with the outlet; an application member having a main application surface lying at an angle relative to a longitudinal direction of the discharge tube and having a discharge hole formed in a region, and a main peripheral surface cooperating with the main application surface so as to surround the discharge tube, the application member being installed so that the discharge hole communicates with the discharge tube; and a container cap having a cup-shaped cap body and a sealing protrusion formed on a bottom surface of the cap body, the container cap being coupled to the container so that the sealing protrusion enters into the discharge hole and the cap body surrounds the application member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Young Gu LEE
  • Patent number: 7500801
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetics container has a brushing device, which includes an applying component joined to a container body, and a clipping component around the applying component; the applying component is positioned over an opening of the container body, and has a passage therein for liquid cosmetics to flow through; the applying component has an applying portion at a tail, which is around a tail end of the passage; the clipping element has an opening end, and two gaps extending through the opening end, therefore the opening end is compressible; the clipping component has two opposing clipping portions on an inner side of the opening end; a cap is used to cover the opening of the container body; the cap has a squeezing portion on an inner side to compress the opening end of the clipping component so as to block the passage of the applying component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Chu, Cheng-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 7478962
    Abstract: An applicator and packaging device including a container forming a recess containing a measured quantity of product and delineating an opening capable of communicating with the recess. The container is integral with a porous applicator in an illustrated example. When the opening is closed by a cover strip, the applicator is at least partially disposed in the recess, and emerges at least partially through the opening when the container is in the open position. The cover strip is integral with a support of greater rigidity than that of the cover strip and extends at least partially around the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 7476048
    Abstract: A device for containing and dispensing a product includes a housing configured to contain the product having at least one aperture formed in one end of the housing. A sealing member is provided separately from the housing and includes at least one projection on a first surface of the sealing member, wherein the at least one projection is configured to be engaged with the at least one aperture to prevent the product from being discharged from the housing through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: David Prague
  • Patent number: 7470077
    Abstract: An applicator device for a cosmetic product includes a backing sheet in which at least one applicator is cut out or pre-cut. The backing sheet includes a first face which, over at least part of the applicator, holds the cosmetic product, and a second face having an adhesive associated therewith over at least part of the applicator. In addition, a film extends over at least the adhesive-coated part of the second face, with the film capable of being at least partially detached from the backing sheet to give access to the applicator and enabling the applicator to be lifted off by its adhesive face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Roger Chapelle
  • Patent number: 7465118
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an edible food dispenser has a nozzle, a spreader surface associated with the nozzle, and a cap for entirely covering the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Mack-Ray, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Liberatore
  • Publication number: 20080286033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a writing implement with a shaft part (1, 2) that holds a stylus (4) and with a cap (10, 12), which can be screwed onto the shaft part in order to cover the stylus from an initial position of engagement up to a final position. A resistance against the screwing on, which is greater than the resistance when screwing on from the initial position of engagement up to an intermediate position acts upon the cap when screwing on the cap from the intermediate position, which is located between the initial position of engagement and the final position, until reaching the final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Helmut Geithner, Bodo Hinsch
  • Publication number: 20080273916
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for optionally applying two components, with a body (2) comprising a first component for applying, wherein said body (2) comprises an opening (3) through which a second component for applying can be transported on said body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Weckerle, Peter Obereisenbuchner
  • Publication number: 20080247809
    Abstract: An application device for a liquid product, contained in a reservoir bottle having a lid for closing the opening of the bottle, through which at least one capillary migration channel for the liquid product passes towards a wetable surface on contact therewith is provided. Several similar capillary channels are preferably provided, which can alternatively function as openings for the entry of air through the lid. One of the ends of each channel opens outside the lid. The other end opens in a collector tube for the liquid product, contained in the bottle. The collector tube is embodied to hold a fixed amount of liquid product against gravity by capillary action, until the above is drawn off by capillary migration through the lid channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Rene Bloc, Yves Ducroquet
  • Publication number: 20080240843
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an edible food dispenser has a nozzle, a spreader surface associated with the nozzle, and a cap for entirely covering the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: MACK-RAY, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Liberatore
  • Patent number: 7429140
    Abstract: A case assembly, rotating or non-rotating, containing a cosmetic product such as lipstick, and a closure cap associated with that case by way of complementary attachment and release mechanisms, wherein the rotating case as well as the attachment and release mechanisms for the cap are completely integrated into the latter; and the attachment and release mechanisms are constituted by a hollow piston, movable in translation, disposed concentrically in the bore of the cap and capable of sliding therein, the hollow piston itself having a bore in which the case carrying the lipstick is housed and secured at one end by way of a removable attachment mechanism, the piston furthermore having a locking and unlocking mechanism interposed between the piston and the cap and acting in one direction or the other by axial pressure exerted simultaneously on the cap and on the visible surface of a base of the integrated case, which base is in contact with the piston, so as to cause release, with respect to the cap, of the pisto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: DJ Pack
    Inventor: Stéphane Demellier
  • Patent number: 7427170
    Abstract: A device for applying a thickened cleaning composition to a selected surface area that minimizes or eliminates any unintentional or excess application of the composition and/or minimizes or eliminates any spreading or wicking of the composition beyond the selected surface area after application. A dispensing device featuring the combination of a thickened cleaning composition having a specified rheology and a dispenser with one or more orifices of preferred cross-sectional area that enable convenient application of a cleaning composition to the selected region of a soft or hard surface. Additionally, the dispensing device features cleaning compositions having preferred wicking rates with respect to the treated surfaces so that only the selected stained or soiled region of the surface is effectively treated, as the cleaning compositions will not spread or wick into adjacent regions of the surface where damage may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Gregory Van Buskirk, Martha Adair, Susana M. Nazario, legal representative, Mel Salwasser, Cristina Gancedo
  • Patent number: 7381005
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a pressurized material to be applied to the body. In one embodiment, the package comprises a container body having a cavity for containing a pressurized material to be applied to the body, the container body having an outer surface. An applicator is positioned adjacent the outer surface and is configured to dispense pressurized material. A cap is captively engaged with the container body, the cap being movable over the outer surface between a closed position in which the applicator is substantially shielded and an open position in which the applicator is substantially exposed. In another embodiment, the container body includes a body facing edge and a recessed surface bounded by the body facing edge, the recessed surface extending inwardly from the body facing edge. An applicator is configured to dispense the material and is positioned along the recessed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Benjamin J. Beck, David Harting, Theresa Louise Johnson, Christine Marie Putman
  • Patent number: 7374361
    Abstract: A cosmetic dispenser including a container, a dispensing part connected to the container through a connecting part, and a cap removably covering the dispensing part. The cap is rotatable to rotate the dispensing part therewith thereby moving the dispensing part between a closed position in which a switching pole of the connecting part blocks an opening inside the dispensing part, and an open position in which the opening is moved away from the switching pole and the content stored inside the container is able to be transmitted to the dispensing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: HyukTark Kwon
  • Publication number: 20080101850
    Abstract: An emollient applicator particularly suited for use with liquid, semi-solid ointment or gel lip care products. The applicator tip has protrusions that may be hard or soft and resilient for exfoliating and massaging a user's lips. The dispensing tube is preferably a solid tube. The driving mechanism and applicator tip are sealed with the dispensing tube to allow for use of a liquid, semi-solid ointment or gel within the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Wojcik, Kelly Sanborn, Susan Kenn