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Publication numberUS20080302379 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/759,233
Publication dateDec 11, 2008
Filing dateJun 7, 2007
Priority dateJun 7, 2007
Publication number11759233, 759233, US 2008/0302379 A1, US 2008/302379 A1, US 20080302379 A1, US 20080302379A1, US 2008302379 A1, US 2008302379A1, US-A1-20080302379, US-A1-2008302379, US2008/0302379A1, US2008/302379A1, US20080302379 A1, US20080302379A1, US2008302379 A1, US2008302379A1
InventorsLi-Chun Chan
Original AssigneeLi-Chun Chan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mascara applicator
US 20080302379 A1
Abstract
A mascara applicator with bristles is provided. The applicator comprises a container containing a mascara lotion and a capping body protruded out a center rod and an applicator rod locked onto the center section of the capping body, characterized in that the bristles and the applicator rod are made from soft rubber or plastic material by injection molding, and the applicator rod is extended to form an insertion section having a polygonal faces and the insertion section is mounted to corresponding hole on the center rod on the capping body, and the external side of the center rod is directly engaged, forming into the mascara applicator.
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1. A mascara applicator with bristles having a container containing a mascara lotion and a capping body protruded out a center rod and an applicator rod locked onto the center section of the capping body, characterized in that the bristles and the applicator rod are made from soft rubber or plastic material by injection molding, and the applicator rod is extended to form an insertion section having a polygonal faces and the insertion section is mounted to corresponding hole on the center rod on the capping body, and the external side of the center rod is directly engaged, forming into the mascara applicator.
2. The mascara applicator of claim 1, wherein the arrangement of the bristle is configured into a circular face with preferably 14 to 16 bristles.
3. The mascara applicator of claim 1, wherein the bristle is pin-like shape, and the base section linked to the applicator rod is thicker and the outward end of the bristle is thinner.
4. The mascara applicator of claim 1, wherein the design of the bristles distribution on the applicator rod changes in accordance with the length of the protruded bristles.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Technical Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to cosmetics applicator and in particular, to mascara applicator which is made from soft plastics or rubber materials and a plurality of bristles on the applicator rod are fabricated by injection molding.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Convectional mascara applicator comprising a tubular container containing a mascara lotion or cream, as shown in FIGS. 4 to 7. The applicator generally has a container having a cap 20 mounted at the opening of the container. The cap 20 is provided with a center-plastic rod 21. The applicator makes use of metallic wire to secure a plurality of bristles 23. The metal wires 22 are heated and are then inserted to the plastic end. The bristles are directly dipped into the mascara lotion so that the bristles adhere mascara to be applied onto eye lashes of the user. The drawback of the conventional applicator is that the mounting of the bristles by the metallic wire required complicated fabrication process and the position and sizes of the bristles are not easily controlled. The thickness of the bristles and the distribution of the bristles are critical factors which affect the design and the usefulness of the applicator. As shown in FIG. 7, the distribution of the bristles are not even and therefore, the quantity of mascara formed on the bristles is not consistent. Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a mascara applicator which mitigate the above drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a mascara applicator with bristles having a container containing a macara lotion and a capping body protruded out a center rod and an applicator rod locked onto the center section of the capping body, characterized in that the bristles and the applicator rod are made from soft rubber or plastic material by injection molding, and the applicator rod is extended to form an insertion section having a polygonal faces and the insertion section is mounted to corresponding hole on the center rod on the capping body, and the external side of the center rod is directly engaged, forming into the mascara applicator.

Yet still another object of the present invention to provide a mascara applicator, wherein the arrangement of the bristles is configured into a circular face with preferably 14 to 16 bristles.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a mascara applicator, wherein the bristle is pin-like shape, and the base section linked to the applicator rod is thicker and the outward end of the bristle is thinner.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a mascara applicator, wherein the design of the bristles distribution on the applicator rod changes in accordance with the length of the protruded bristles.

The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a exploded perspective view of a mascara applicator of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a front view of the mascara applicator of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a schematic view showing the arrangment of the bristles on the mascara applicator of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the a conventional mascara applicator.

FIG. 6 is a front view of the conventional mascara applicator.

FIG. 7 is a schematic view showing the arrangement of the bristles of a conventional mascara applicator.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The following description are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provided a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 4, there is shown a mascara applicator having a container (not shown). The opening of the container is provided with a capping body 10 which caps to the container containing a mascara lotion or cream. In accoradance with the present invention, the capping body 10 of the mascara applicator is protruded out with a center rod 13, and an applicator rod 12, which is adapted to the center rod 13, has the outer surface covered with a plurality of the bristles 11 at one end thereof. The center rod 13 is a plastic tube and the bristles 11 and the applicator rod 12 are formed as one unit. The unit is manufactured by injection molding. The bristles 11 are eventually distributed at the circumferential surface of the applicator rod 12 and the bristles 12 are horizontally protruded, and on a circular face, preferably the number of bristles is about 14 to 16. The shape of the bristles 11 is pin-like structure and protruded out from the connection section on the applicator rod 12. The base of the bristle 11 has a larger radius as compared to the tip of the bristles 11. The thin tip of the bristles 11 facilitate the application of mascara lotion or cream. The length of the bristles 11 is generally 25 mm. The extended end of the applicator rod 12 is polygonal shape which can easily engage with the securing position on the center rod 13 protruded from the capping body 11. The outer edge of the applicator rod 12 is designed to avoid force rotation. Thus, this feature facilitates application of the mascara applicator.

The bristles 11 and the applicator rod 12 are fabricated by injection molding. The positon of the bristles 11, and the number and arrangement of the bristles 11 are consistent. Futher, plastics or rubber materials are used and therefore, the mascara applicator allows a comfortable in application.

The polygonal shape of the extended portion or end of the applicator rod 12 facilitates the insertion of the applicator rod 12 into a corresponding insertion rod 14 at the middle of the center rod 13 of the capping body 10. The circular slot 15 on the applicator rod 12 is engaged with the insertion hole 14 and accordingly, there is no specific tool being used to mount the applicator rod 12 with the capping body 10.

It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitution and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.

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US8087415Feb 24, 2009Jan 3, 2012Zen Design Solutions LimitedAdjustable applicator assembly
US20100287718 *Oct 30, 2008Nov 18, 2010Rnd Group Korea Inc.Cosmetic brush
WO2010098997A1 *Feb 15, 2010Sep 2, 2010Zen Design Solutions LimitedAdjustable applicator assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/218
International ClassificationA45D40/26
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/265
European ClassificationA45D40/26C2