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Publication numberUS20090114239 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/935,675
Publication dateMay 7, 2009
Filing dateNov 6, 2007
Priority dateNov 6, 2007
Publication number11935675, 935675, US 2009/0114239 A1, US 2009/114239 A1, US 20090114239 A1, US 20090114239A1, US 2009114239 A1, US 2009114239A1, US-A1-20090114239, US-A1-2009114239, US2009/0114239A1, US2009/114239A1, US20090114239 A1, US20090114239A1, US2009114239 A1, US2009114239A1
InventorsChing-Ling Chen
Original AssigneeYih Tai Glass Industrial Co., Ltd.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eyelash brush
US 20090114239 A1
Abstract
The present invention provides an eyelash brush including a flexible body and a rigid body. The flexible body has a plurality of rows of soft brushes, and the rigid body is installed on a lateral side of the flexible body, and the rigid body has at least one row of hard combs.
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1. An eyelash brush, comprising:
a flexible body, having a plurality of rows of soft brushes; and
a rigid body, disposed on a lateral side of the flexible body, and having at least one row of hard combs.
2. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the flexible body includes a plane disposed on a lateral side of the flexible body, and the rigid body includes a slot disposed on a lateral side of the rigid body for accommodating the flexible body, such that the plane is coupled to a lateral side of the rigid body.
3. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the flexible body has a plurality of grooves, for forming the plurality of rows of soft brushes in the plurality of grooves respectively.
4. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the hard comb is further divided into a first comb and a second comb, and the first comb has a plurality of first comb columns, and the length of the plurality of first comb columns is increased progressively from a distal end, and the second comb has a plurality of second comb columns, and the length of each second comb column is the same.
5. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein each row of soft brushes is further divided into a first brush area and a second brush area, and the length of brushes in the first brush area is increased progressively, and the length of brushes in the second brush area is the same.
6. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the flexible body, the soft brush and the hard comb are made of a polymer material.
7. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the flexible body and the rigid body are integrated as a whole.
8. The eyelash brush of claim 1, wherein the flexible body has a containing space therein, and a through hole disposed on its surface for filling a material into the containing space by injection molding, and protruding the soft brush out from the through hole around the periphery of the flexible body.
9. An eyelash brush, comprising:
a flexible body, having a plurality of grooves and plurality of rows of soft brushes, and the plurality of rows of soft brushes being formed in the plurality of grooves respectively, and a lateral side of the flexible body having a plane; and
a rigid body, having a slot for accommodating an end of the flexible body, and a lateral side of the rigid body being coupled to the plane, and the rigid body having at least one row of hard combs.
10. The eyelash brush of claim 9, wherein the hard comb is further divided into a first comb and a second comb, and the first comb has a plurality of first comb columns, and the number of the plurality of first comb columns is increased from a distal end, and the second comb has a plurality of second comb columns, and the length of each second comb column is the same.
11. The eyelash brush of claim 9, wherein each row of soft brushes is divided into a first brush area and a second brush area, and the length of brushes in the first brush area is increased progressively, and the length of brushes in the second brush area is the same.
12. The eyelash brush of claim 9, wherein the flexible body, the soft brush and the hard comb are made of a polymer material.
13. The eyelash brush of claim 9, wherein the flexible body and the rigid body are integrated as a whole.
14. The eyelash brush of claim 9, wherein the flexible body includes a containing space therein, and a through hole disposed on its surface for filling a material into the containing space by injection molding, and protruding the soft brush from the through hole around the periphery of the flexible body.
15. An eyelash brush, comprising:
a flexible body, having a plurality of grooves and a plurality of rows of soft brushes, and the plurality of rows of soft brushes being formed in the plurality of grooves respectively, and a lateral side of the flexible body having a plane, and each row of soft brushes being further divided into a first brush area and a second brush area, and the length of brushes in the first brush area being increased progressively from a distal end, and the length of brushes in the second brush area being the same; and
a rigid body, having a slot for accommodating an end of the flexible body, and a lateral side of the rigid body being coupled to the plane, and the rigid body having at least one row of hard combs, and the hard comb being further divided into a first comb and a second comb, wherein the first comb has a plurality of first comb columns, and the length of brushes of the plurality of first comb columns is increased progressively from a distal end, and the second comb has a plurality of second comb columns, and the length of each second comb column is the same.
16. The eyelash brush of claim 15, wherein the flexible body, the soft brush and the hard comb are made of a polymer material.
17. The eyelash brush of claim 15, wherein the flexible body and the rigid body are integrated as a whole.
18. The eyelash brush of claim 15, wherein the flexible body has a containing space therein, and a through hole disposed on its surface for filling a material into the containing space by injection molding, and protruding the soft brush out from the through hole around the periphery of the flexible body.
Description
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an improved structure of an eyelash brush, and more particularly to an eyelash brush that integrates a soft and hard brush and a hard comb as a whole.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

To love beauty is human nature, and thus face makeup to show the most beautiful side of a person's eyes, nose, lip and ears usually has its dedicated cosmetics. Eyes are windows of the soul, and sparkling and beautiful eyes can attract people's attention most, and thus cosmetic manufacturers provide various different tools for eye makeup. In addition to eye shadows and eye liners for the makeup of eyelids and eye lines respectively, mascara is also provided and soaked onto an eyelash brush and attached onto the eyelashes to make eyelashes bright and beautiful, so as to show the graceful curves and charms of the eyes.

Referring to FIG. 1 for a traditional eyelash brush, the eyelash brush 1 includes a holding portion 10, a rod portion 11, a metal portion 12 and a brush 13. An end of the holding portion 10 is connected to a rod portion 11, and an end of the rod portion 11 is connected to a spiral metal portion 12, and the periphery of the metal portion 12 has a brush 13 for soaking mascara and combing an eyelash inside out, such that the mascara can be attached onto the eyelash to achieve the makeup effect of the eyelash.

However, the prior art still has the following drawbacks:

1. The metal portion of the eyelash brush is made of a metal, and thus it is relatively harder. Although the eyelashes can be brushed, but the hairs on the eyelashes may be stuck with each other and adversely affects the beautiful curve of the eyelashes.

2. The texture of brushes of the eyelash brush is not fine enough, and thus excessive mascara may be soaked, such that when the eyelashes are brushed, too much mascara may be attached onto the eyelash.

3. Since the brushes of the eyelash brush are clamped onto the metal portion, the brushes of the eyelash brush may fall off easily after a long time of use, and the eyelash brush may lose its function.

4. In addition, when the mascara on the eyelash brush is attached onto an eyelash as shown in FIG. 1, a user needs another eyelash brush of a hard comb to brush the eyelash, and thus we usually require two eyelash brushes (one with soft hairs, and the other one with a hard comb) and thus making the application very inconvenient.

In view of the aforementioned shortcomings of the prior art, we obviously need to have a novel eyelash brush to overcome the shortcomings of the prior art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is a primary objective of the invention to overcome the shortcomings of the prior art by providing an eyelash brush that integrates a hard comb and a soft brush to facilitate users to apply mascara and brush the eyelashes with a beautiful curve, and prevent excessive mascara from being attached onto the eyelash or sticking the eyelash.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide an eyelash brush having a flexible body, and the flexible body includes a soft brush integrally formed on the flexible body or the brush is formed inside out from the flexible body. The invention not only maintains the softness of the brush, but also enhances the stability of the brush and prevents brushes from falling off.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide an eyelash brush having a soft brush and a hard comb, and the length of the soft brush and the hard comb can be changed according to the installation area to fit the change of curvature of our eyebrows.

To achieve the foregoing objectives, the present invention provides an eyelash brush, comprising: a flexible body, having a plurality of rows of soft brushes; and a rigid body, disposed on a lateral side of the flexible body and having at least one row of hard combs.

To achieve the foregoing objectives, the present invention further provides an eyelash brush, comprising: a flexible body, having a plurality of grooves and a plurality of rows of soft brushes, and the plurality of rows of soft brushes being formed in the plurality of grooves respectively, and a lateral side of the flexible body having a plane; and a rigid body, having a slot for accommodating an end of the flexible body, and a lateral side of the rigid body being coupled with the plane, and the rigid body having at least one row of hard combs.

To achieve the foregoing objectives, the present invention also provides an eyelash brush, comprising: a flexible body, having a plurality of grooves and a plurality of rows of soft brushes, and the plurality of rows of soft brushes being formed in the plurality of grooves respectively, and a lateral side of the flexible body having a plane, and each row of soft brushes being further divided into a first brush area and a second brush area, and the length of brushes in the first brush area being increased progressively from a distal end, and the length of brushes in the second brush area being the same; and a rigid body, having a slot for accommodating an end of the flexible body, and a lateral side of the rigid body being coupled to the plane, and the rigid body having at least one row of hard combs, and the hard comb being further divided into a first comb and a second comb, wherein the first comb has a plurality of first comb columns, and the length of brushes of the plurality of first comb columns is increased progressively from a distal end, and the second comb has a plurality of second comb columns, and the length of each second comb column is the same.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of a prior art eyelash brush;

FIGS. 2A and 2B show an exploded view and a section view of an eyelash brush of the present invention respectively;

FIGS. 3A and 3B show section views of a soft body and a soft brush of another preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of an eyelash brush of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

To make it easier for our examiner to understand the objective of the invention, its structure, innovative features, and performance, we use preferred embodiments together with the attached drawings for the detailed description of the invention.

Referring to FIGS. 2A and 2B an exploded view and a section view of an eyelash brush of the present invention respectively, the eyelash brush 2 comprises a flexible body 20 and a rigid body 21. The flexible body 20 has a plurality of rows of soft brushes 202. The rigid body 21 is disposed on a lateral side of the flexible body 20 and has at least one row of hard combs 213. In the preferred embodiment as shown in FIG. 2A, a lateral side of the flexible body 20 has a plane 203, and the rigid body 21 has a slot 211 with a lateral side 212, and the flexible body 20 is accommodated into the slot 211 of the rigid body 21 and coupled with of the lateral side 212 of the rigid body 21. The way of connecting the flexible body 20 with the rigid body 21 is not limited to that of the preferred embodiment of the present invention only. The relation between the soft brush 202 and the flexible body 20 is shown in FIG. 2A, and the soft brush 202 can be integrated with the flexible body 20 as a whole and made of the same material such as a polymer material, a thermal plastic rubber (TPR), or polypropylene (PP) material, but is not limited to such arrangement.

Referring to FIGS. 3A and 3B show section views of a soft body and a soft brush of another preferred embodiment of the present invention, the flexible body 20 and the soft brush 202 are made of different materials. In this embodiment, the flexible body 20 is made of a polymer material including but not limited to a thermal plastic rubber (TPR). The soft brush 202 is made of a polymer material including but not limited to a polypropylene (PP) material. The flexible body 20 further includes a containing space 204 therein and a plurality of through holes 205 interconnected with the containing space 204 for filling in materials into the containing space 204 by injection molding, and protruding the soft brush 202 out from the through hole 205 around the periphery of the flexible body 20.

In the present invention, the rigid body 21 can be integrated with the flexible body 20 as a whole, and they can be made of the same material by using a dual-material injection molding method. In a mold, the required materials of the flexible body and the rigid body are injected into the mold by the injection molding method. For example, the injection molding method is used for the first-time injection to mold the left half of the flexible body 20 as shown in FIG. 2A, and then the mold is rotated to another nozzle to mold the right half of the rigid body 21 as shown in FIG. 2A to form a structure as shown in FIG. 2B. The dual-material injection molding technology is a prior art, and thus will not be described here. In the eyelash brush of the invention, the soft brush is provided for attaching the mascara onto a user's eyelash and then combing the eyelash by the hard comb to prevent the eyelash from being stuck.

Referring to FIG. 4 for a perspective view of an eyelash brush of the present invention, the flexible body 20 includes a plurality of grooves 201 and a plurality of rows of soft brushes 202. The plurality of rows of soft brushes 202 are formed in the plurality of grooves 201 respectively, and each row of soft brushes 202 is further divided into a first brush area 2021 and a second brush area 2022. The length of brushes in the first brush area 2021 is increased progressively from a distal end, and the length of brushes in the second brush area 2022 is the same.

The rigid body 21 has at least one row of hard combs 213, wherein the hard comb 213 is further divided into a first comb 2131 and a second comb 2132. The first comb 2131 has a plurality of first comb columns 2133, and the length of the first comb columns 2133 is increased progressively from a distal end. The second comb 2132 has a plurality of second comb columns 2134, and the length of the second comb columns 2134 is the same.

While the invention has been described by means of specific embodiments, numerous modifications and variations could be made thereto by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention set forth in the claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/218, 15/207.2, 132/216
International ClassificationA46D1/00, A45D40/26
Cooperative ClassificationB29C45/1676, B29L2031/42, B29C45/1615, A45D24/16, A46B9/021, A46B2200/106, A45D40/262
European ClassificationA45D40/26C, A46B9/02A
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 6, 2007ASAssignment
Owner name: YIH TAI GLASS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CHEN, CHING-LING;REEL/FRAME:020074/0060
Effective date: 20071101