EP0630597B1 - Device for dispensing and applying a fluid - Google Patents

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EP0630597B1
EP0630597B1 EP19940401376 EP94401376A EP0630597B1 EP 0630597 B1 EP0630597 B1 EP 0630597B1 EP 19940401376 EP19940401376 EP 19940401376 EP 94401376 A EP94401376 A EP 94401376A EP 0630597 B1 EP0630597 B1 EP 0630597B1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B11/00Brushes with reservoir or other means for applying substances, e.g. paints, pastes, water
    • A46B11/0072Details
    • A46B11/0079Arrangements for preventing undesired leakage or dispensing
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D34/00Containers or accessories specially adapted for handling liquid toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. perfumes
    • A45D34/04Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball
    • A45D34/042Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball using a brush or the like
    • A45D34/043Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball using a brush or the like movable within the container
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B11/00Brushes with reservoir or other means for applying substances, e.g. paints, pastes, water
    • A46B11/001Brushes with reservoir or other means for applying substances, e.g. paints, pastes, water with integral reservoirs
    • A46B11/002Brushes with reservoir or other means for applying substances, e.g. paints, pastes, water with integral reservoirs pressurised at moment of use manually or by powered means
    • A46B11/0041Flexible or deformable reservoirs, e.g. resilient bulbs, compressible tubes
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/20Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge
    • B65D47/24Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with poppet valves or lift valves, i.e. valves opening or closing a passageway by a relative motion substantially perpendicular to the plane of the seat
    • B65D47/241Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with poppet valves or lift valves, i.e. valves opening or closing a passageway by a relative motion substantially perpendicular to the plane of the seat the valve being opened or closed by actuating a cap-like element
    • B65D47/244Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with poppet valves or lift valves, i.e. valves opening or closing a passageway by a relative motion substantially perpendicular to the plane of the seat the valve being opened or closed by actuating a cap-like element being rotated without axial translation, whilst transmitting axial motion to an internal valve stem or valve seat

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  • La présente invention concerne un ensemble pour la distribution et l'application d'un produit fluide. The present invention relates to an assembly for dispensing and applying a fluid product.
  • On connait des ensembles d'application et de distribution d'un produit fluide dans lesquels on fixe, sur le goulot d'un flacon souple ou rigide, un porte-applicateur muni d'un applicateur, en particulier un pinceau, le porte-applicateur, et éventuellement l'applicateur, étant muni(s) d'un canal d'imprégnation de l'applicateur par le produit. Is known sets of application and distribution of a fluid in which is fixed on the neck of a flexible or rigid bottle, an applicator holder equipped with an applicator, in particular a brush, the applicator holder and optionally the applicator, being provided (s) an impregnating channel of the applicator by the product. De tels ensembles sont utilisés pour la distribution, par exemple, de vernis à ongles, de colle, de cirage ou d'encre. Such assemblies are used for the distribution, for example, a nail varnish, glue, wax or ink.
  • Cependant, dans ces ensembles il se produit fréquemment une distribution accidentelle de produit dans l'applicateur entre deux manipulations, et, par conséquent, le produit risque de souiller l'environnement si l'ensemble reste ouvert entre deux manipulations. However, these groups frequently occurs accidental distribution into the application between two manipulations, and therefore, the product may contaminate the environment if all remains open between two manipulations. De plus, l'utilisateur risque de se salir les mains lorsqu'il manipule l'ensemble d'application et distribution. In addition, the user may get dirty their hands when handling the application assembly and distribution.
  • Pour éviter cet inconvénient, on a proposé dans EP-A-0 238 391 d'obturer le canal d'imprégnation en rendant mobile le porte-applicateur en translation entre une position où le canal d'imprégnation est obturé par le porte-applicateur et une position où ce canal d'imprégnation est ouvert, l'applicateur étant protégé, après application, dans sa position où il obture le canal d'imprégnation ; To avoid this drawback, it was proposed in EP-A-0238391 to seal the impregnation channel making the applicator holder mobile in translation between a position in which the impregnation channel is closed by the applicator holder and a position where the impregnation channel is open, the applicator being protected, after application, in its position where it closes off the impregnation channel; malheureusement, l'applicateur selon ce document est une mèche poreuse, imbibée de produit à appliquer par effet de capillarité, dont la contexture à forte perte de charge permet de retenir le produit contenu dans le canal d'imprégnation et de le refouler dans le flacon lors du retour du porte-applicateur vers sa position rétractée où il est protégé ; Unfortunately, the applicator according to this document is a porous wick, soaked with product to be applied by capillary effect, the texture with high pressure drop helps to retain the product contained in the impregnation channel and discharging into the vial upon return of the applicator holder to its retracted position where it is protected; ainsi, un tel ensemble ne convient pas lorsque l'applicateur est un pinceau constitué d'une couronne de poils fixés autour du canal d'imprégnation. thus, such an assembly is not suitable when the applicator is a brush constituted by a ring of bristles fixed around the impregnation channel.
  • On a proposé dans US-A-4 279 527 un ensemble dont l'applicateur est un pinceau constitué d'une couronne de poils fixés autour du canal d'imprégnation, dans lequel le canal d'imprégnation est obturé à l'aide d'une aiguille, le porte-applicateur étant mobile en translation par rapport au porte-aiguille entre une position où l'aiguille obture le canal d'imprégnation et une position où ce canal d'imprégnation est ouvert. It has been proposed in US-A-4,279,527 an assembly which the applicator is a brush constituted by a ring of bristles fixed around the impregnation channel, wherein the impregnation channel is closed by means of a needle, the applicator being movable-door in translation relative to the needle holder between a position where the needle closes off the impregnation channel and a position where the impregnation channel is opened. Cependant, l'ensemble décrit dans US-A 4 279 527 ne permet pas de protéger l'applicateur après application pour empêcher que le produit restant sur l'applicateur ne sèche trop vite ou ne vienne souiller les objets avec lesquels l'applicateur serait en contact. However, the assembly described in US Patent No. 4,279,527 does not protect the applicator after applying to prevent the product remaining on the applicator dries too quickly or comes defile the objects with which the applicator would contact.
  • La présente invention a, par conséquent, pour objet un ensemble pour la distribution et l'application d'un produit fluide comprenant un flacon contenant ledit produit, un porte-applicateur muni d'un applicateur et un canal d'imprégnation permettant d'imprégner l'applicateur avec ledit produit, le porte-applicateur étant mobile en translation par rapport à un manchon de manoeuvre porté par le flacon entre une position où le canal d'imprégnation est obturé et une position où ledit canal est ouvert, ledit manchon de manoeuvre pouvant être actionné manuellement en rotation par rapport au flacon et ayant une longueur telle qu'en position d'obturation du canal d'imprégnation, l'applicateur soit contenu tout entier dans ledit manchon de manoeuvre, ledit manchon de manoeuvre portant un filet interne, qui coopère avec un filet externe du porte-applicateur, ledit porte-applicateur étant bloqué en rotation par rapport au manchon de manoeuvre, caractérisé par le fait que, d'une The present invention therefore relates to an assembly for dispensing and applying a fluid product comprising a container containing the said product, an applicator holder equipped with an applicator and an impregnation channel making it possible to impregnate the applicator with the said product, the applicator holder being translationally mobile with respect to an operating sleeve carried by the container between a position in which the impregnation channel is closed and a position where said channel is open, said operating sleeve manually operable in rotation relative to the flask and having a length such that shutter position of the impregnation channel, the applicator is contained entirely within said operating sleeve, the said operating sleeve carrying an internal thread, which cooperates with an external thread of the applicator holder, the said applicator holder being rotationally blocked with respect to the operating sleeve, characterized in that, a part, l'obturateur du canal d'imprégnation est réalisé au moyen d'une aiguille solidaire d'un porte-aiguille fixé par rapport au flacon, que, d'autre part, l'applicateur est un pinceau constitué par une couronne de poils fixés annulairement autour du canal d'imprégnation et, qu'enfin, le porte-applicateur comporte un bourrelet d'étanchéité coopérant avec la paroi interne du manchon de manoeuvre et séparant en permanence le pinceau de la zone dudit manchon de manoeuvre qui porte le filet interne. hand, the obturator of the impregnation channel is produced by means of a needle integral with a needle holder fixed relative to the bottle, on the other hand, the applicator is a brush formed by a ring of bristles fixed annularly around the impregnation channel and, finally, the applicator holder includes a sealing bead interacting with the internal wall of the operating sleeve and continuously separating the brush in the region of said operating sleeve which carries the net internal.
  • Par conséquent, dans l'ensemble de l'invention, le porte-applicateur est animé d'un mouvement de translation à la fois par rapport au manchon de manoeuvre et par rapport au porte-aiguille entre deux positions, une position où le canal d'imprégnation est obturé et où l'applicateur est entièrement contenu dans le manchon de manoeuvre et une position où le canal d'imprégnation est ouvert et où l'applicateur est sorti du manchon de manoeuvre de façon à permettre l'application du produit. Therefore, in the assembly of the invention, the applicator holder is driven with a translatory motion at a time relative to the operating sleeve and relative to the needle holder between two positions, a position where the channel impregnation is closed and wherein the applicator is entirely contained within the actuating sleeve and a position in which the impregnation channel is open and where the applicator is out of the actuating sleeve to allow the application of the product.
  • De préférence, selon l'invention, le manchon de manoeuvre porte un filet interne coopérant avec un filet externe du porte-applicateur, le porte-applicateur étant bloqué en rotation. Preferably, according to the invention, the actuating sleeve has an internal thread cooperating with an external thread of the applicator holder, the applicator holder being rotationally blocked. Avantageusement, le filet externe du porte-applicateur ne comporte qu'une à deux spires se déplaçant entre les spires du filet interne du manchon de manoeuvre les plus proches du flacon et les spires les plus éloignées du flacon. Advantageously, the external thread of the applicator holder comprises only two turns moving between the turns of the internal thread of the closest operating sleeve from the vial and the outermost turns of the bottle. Le porte-applicateur est, avantageusement, bloqué en rotation par une ailette solidaire dudit porte-applicateur, disposée dans une fente ménagée dans le porte-aiguille qui est fixe car il est solidaire du flacon. The applicator holder is advantageously prevented from rotating by a fin integral with the said applicator holder disposed in a slot in the needle holder which is fixed because it is integral with the bottle.
  • Selon un mode de réalisation préféré, l'ensemble de l'invention comporte un capuchon susceptible de recouvrir l'extrémité du manchon de manoeuvre lorsque l'applicateur est en position d'obturation du canal d'imprégnation. According to a preferred embodiment, the assembly of the invention includes a cap capable of covering the end of the operating sleeve when the applicator is in the closed position of the impregnating channel. Ce capuchon comporte avantageusement une jupe d'étanchéité s'étendant vers l'intérieur du capuchon et susceptible de s'appuyer sur l'extrémité du manchon de manoeuvre contenant l'applicateur en position d'obturation du canal d'imprégnation. This cap preferably includes a sealing skirt extending inwardly of the cap and adapted to bear on the end of operating sleeve containing the applicator in the closed position of the impregnating channel.
  • Pour mieux faire comprendre l'invention, on va donner ci-après, à titre illustratif et non limitatif, la description d'un mode de réalisation d'un ensemble de distribution et d'application selon l'invention illustré sur le dessin annexé. For a better understanding the invention will be given hereinafter, by way of illustration and not limitation, the description of an embodiment of a dispensing assembly and application of the invention illustrated in the accompanying drawing.
  • Sur ce dessin : On this drawing :
    • la figure 1 est une vue en coupe longitudinale d'un ensemble de distribution, selon l'invention, en position d'application, Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a dispensing assembly according to the invention, in the application position,
    • la figure 2 est une vue partielle en coupe longitudinale agrandie de l'ensemble en position d'application, Figure 2 is a partial view in enlarged longitudinal section of the assembly in the application position,
    • la figure 3 est une vue partielle en coupe longitudinale agrandie en position de stockage, Figure 3 is a partial view in enlarged longitudinal section in the storage position,
    • la figure 4 est une vue en section transversale selon la ligne IV-IV de la figure 3. Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view along the line IV-IV of Figure 3.
  • L'ensemble représenté sur la figure 1, désigné par la référence 1, est un ensemble de distribution et d'application de vernis à ongles. The assembly shown in Figure 1, designated by reference numeral 1, is a set of dispensing and applying nail polish. Il est constitué par un flacon semi-rigide 2 cylindrique de révolution susceptible de contenir le vernis à ongles. It consists of a semi-rigid bottle 2 a cylinder of revolution capable of containing nail polish. Dans le flacon 2, selon le mode de réalisation représenté, est disposée une bille 3 destinée à l'agitation du vernis et à la mise en suspension des pigments contenus dans ce vernis. In the bottle 2, as the embodiment shown, is disposed a ball 3 for stirring the varnish and pigment suspension contained in the varnish. Le flacon 2 est muni d'un fond 4, d'une paroi latérale cylindrique 5 et, du côté opposé au fond 4, d'un goulot 6 ménageant une ouverture 7. Le goulot 6 est constitué, d'une part, d'une jupe tronconique 8 se rattachant à la paroi cylindrique 5 du flacon 2 par un épaulement 9 perpendiculaire à l'axe du flacon et portant un bourrelet de claquage 10 et, d'autre part, d'une jupe cylindrique 11 ayant le même diamètre que la partie de plus faible diamètre de la jupe tronconique 8 (voir figures 2 et 3). The bottle 2 is provided with a bottom 4, a cylindrical side wall 5 and the side opposite the bottom 4, a neck 6, leaving an opening 7. The neck 6 consists, firstly, of a frustoconical skirt 8 is connected to the cylindrical wall 5 of the bottle 2 by a shoulder 9 perpendicular to the bottle axis and carrying a snap-fitting lip 10 and, on the other hand, a cylindrical skirt 11 having the same diameter as the portion of smaller diameter of the frustoconical skirt 8 (see figures 2 and 3).
  • Sur le goulot 6 du flacon 2, est fixé un porte-aiguille 12 portant une aiguille métallique 13. Le porte-aiguille ne peut donc se déplacer ni en translation, ni en rotation par rapport au flacon 2. Le porte-aiguille 12 comporte une portion cylindrique externe 14 dont un bord libre repose sur l'épaulement 9 du goulot et qui a un diamètre externe égal au diamètre externe de la paroi cylindrique 5 du flacon 2. La face interne de la portion 14 est munie d'une gorge annulaire 15 susceptible de coopérer, par claquage, avec le bourrelet 10 du goulot 6 du flacon 2. La portion externe 14 est reliée, par une collerette annulaire 16 perpendiculaire à l'axe longitudinal du flacon, à une jupe d'étanchéité 17 comportant une partie cylindrique 18 ayant un diamètre externe égal, au jeu nécessaire pour le montage près, au diamètre interne de la jupe cylindrique 11 du goulot 6 du flacon 2. La partie cylindrique 18 de la jupe d'étanchéité 17 se prolonge par une partie tronconique 19 On the neck 6 of the bottle 2, is attached a needle holder 12 carrying a metal needle 13. The needle holder can not move either in translation or in rotation relative to the flask 2. The needle holder 12 includes a outer cylindrical portion 14, a free edge 9 rests on the shoulder of the neck and which has an external diameter equal to the external diameter of the cylindrical wall 5 of the bottle 2. the internal face of the portion 14 is provided with an annular groove 15 capable of cooperating by snap-fastening, with the bead 10 of the neck 6 of the bottle 2. the outer portion 14 is connected by an annular flange 16 perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bottle, a sealing skirt 17 having a cylindrical portion 18 having an equal outer diameter, the necessary clearance for fitting closely to the inner diameter of the cylindrical skirt 11 of the neck 6 of the bottle 2. the cylindrical portion 18 of the sealing skirt 17 is extended by a frustoconical portion 19 vers le fond 4 du flacon 2. La partie tronconique 19 de la jupe d'étanchéité 17 est reliée par l'intermédiaire d'une collerette 20 transversale à un manchon 21, s'étendant vers l'extérieur du flacon 2, ménageant un passage 22 pour le vernis à distribuer. towards the bottom 4 of the bottle 2. The frusto-conical portion 19 of the sealing skirt 17 is connected via a transverse flange 20 to a sleeve 21 extending outwardly from the bottle 2, providing a passage 22 for the varnish to be dispensed. Dans le manchon 21, est ménagée une fente longitudinale 23. L'extrémité du manchon 21, extérieure au flacon, porte un moyeu 24 qui est relié audit manchon 21 par trois bras 25 ; In the sleeve 21 is provided a longitudinal slot 23. The end of the sleeve 21, outside the bottle, carries a hub 24 which is connected to said sleeve 21 by three arms 25; trois ouvertures 54 (voir figure 4) sont ainsi ménagées entre les bras 25, le moyeu 24 et le manchon 21. Sur le moyeu 24 est fixé un tube 26 dans lequel l'aiguille 13 est enfoncée à force. three apertures 54 (see Figure 4) are thus formed between the arms 25, the hub 24 and the sleeve 21. On the hub 24 is fixed a tube 26 in which the needle 13 is forcibly pushed. Le porte-aiguille 12 comporte également, sur la collerette 16, une jupe de fixation 27 du manchon de manoeuvre 40 ayant un diamètre voisin du diamètre d'ouverture du goulot 6 et portant sur sa face externe un bourrelet annulaire 28 externe et sur sa face interne une rainure annulaire interne 29. The needle holder 12 also includes, on the flange 16, a fixing skirt 27 of the operating sleeve 40 having a diameter close to the neck of the opening diameter and 6 on its outer face an external annular bead 28 and on its side an inner annular internal groove 29.
  • Sur le manchon 21 est enfilé un porte-applicateur, ici donc un porte-pinceau 30, portant un pinceau 38, susceptible de se déplacer, en translation, longitudinalement, en coulissant sur le manchon 21. Le porte-pinceau 30 est formé d'un premier élément cylindrique 31 ayant, au jeu nécessaire près, un diamètre interne égal au diamètre externe du manchon 21, ce premier élément cylindrique 31 portant, à son extrémité tournée vers l'intérieur du flacon, une lèvre d'étanchéité 34 coopérant, de façon étanche, avec la surface extérieure du manchon 21. A son autre extrémité, le premier élément cylindrique 31 est relié à un élément tronconique 32 de diamètre décroissant vers l'extérieur raccordé à un second élément cylindrique 33 ayant un plus faible diamètre que le premier élément 31. Sur l'élément tronconique 32 et sur une partie du premier élément cylindrique 31 est disposée une ailette radiale 35 dont le bord interne est parallèle à l'axe long On the sleeve 21 is threaded an applicator holder, here therefore a brush holder 30, carrying a brush 38, which can move in translation longitudinally slidably on the sleeve 21. The brush holder 30 is formed of a first cylindrical member 31 having, for the necessary clearance, an inner diameter equal to the outer diameter of the sleeve 21, the first cylindrical member 31 carrying at its end facing the interior of the bottle, a sealing lip 34 cooperating to sealingly with the outer surface of the sleeve 21. at its other end, the first cylindrical member 31 is connected to a frusto-conical element 32 of decreasing diameter towards the outside connected to a second cylindrical member 33 having a smaller diameter than the first member 31. on the frustoconical member 32 and on a portion of the first cylindrical member 31 is disposed a radial fin 35 whose inner edge is parallel to the long axis itudinal de l'ensemble. itudinal of all. Cette ailette 35 est susceptible de coopérer avec la fente 23 du manchon 21 du porte-aiguille 12. La paroi externe du premier élément cylindrique 31 du porte-pinceau 30 est munie d'un filet 37 hélicoïdal d'un pas et demi. This vane 35 is capable of cooperating with the sleeve 23 of the slot 21 of the needle holder 12. The outer wall of the first cylindrical member 31 of the brush holder 30 is provided with a thread 37 of a helical pitch and a half. L'extrémité tournée vers l'extérieur du porte-pinceau 30 porte un bourrelet d'étanchéité 36. Le pinceau 38 est constitué par un clip annulaire 39 dans lequel est pincée une couronne de poils, le clip ménageant un canal 53. Le clip 39 est engagé à force dans l'extrémité tournée vers l'extérieur de l'élément 33, de plus faible diamètre, du porte-pinceau 30. The end facing the outside of the brush holder 30 carries a sealing bead 36. The brush 38 is formed by an annular clip 39 in which is clamped a ring of bristles, the clip providing a channel 53. The clip 39 is engaged by force in the outwardly facing end of the element 33, of smaller diameter, the brush holder 30.
  • Le porte-pinceau 30 est entouré d'un manchon de manoeuvre 40 fixé sur la jupe de fixation 27 du porte aiguille 12. Ce manchon 40 comporte un premier élément cylindrique de faible épaisseur 41 muni d'un bourrelet annulaire 42 de claquage coopérant avec la rainure annulaire 29 de la jupe de fixation 27 de façon que le manchon de manoeuvre 40 puisse tourner par rapport au porte-aiguille 12 et, par conséquent, par rapport au flacon 2. Le deuxième élément cylindrique 43 est plus épais que le premier élément cylindrique 41 ; The brush holder 30 is surrounded by an actuating sleeve 40 fixed on the fixing skirt 27 of the needle carrier 12. The sleeve 40 comprises a first cylindrical member 41 of small thickness provided with an annular bead 42 engaging the breakdown annular groove 29 of the fixing skirt 27 so that the actuating sleeve 40 can rotate relative to the needle holder 12 and, therefore, relative to the vial 2. the second cylindrical member 43 is thicker than the first cylindrical member 41; les surfaces internes de l'élément cylindrique 41 et du deuxième élément cylindrique 43 sont dans le prolongement l'une de l'autre, et la surface externe du second élément cylindrique 43 est dans le prolongement de la surface externe de la jupe de fixation 27. the inner surfaces of the cylindrical member 41 and the second cylindrical member 43 are in the extension of one another, and the outer surface of the second cylindrical member 43 is in the extension of the outer surface of the fixing skirt 27 .
  • La surface interne des éléments cylindriques 41 et 43 porte un filet 44 destiné à coopérer avec le filet 37 de l'élément cylindrique 31 du porte-pinceau 30. Un troisième élément 45 du manchon de manoeuvre 40 est un élément tronconique de même angle au sommet que celui de l'élément tronconique 32 du porte-pinceau 30 et un quatrième élément 46 est un élément cylindrique ayant un diamètre interne égal, au jeu nécessaire près, au diamètre externe de l'élément cylindrique 33 du porte-pinceau 30. L'élément cylindrique 46 se prolonge vers l'extérieur selon une collerette tronconique 47. The inner surface of the cylindrical elements 41 and 43 carries a thread 44 for cooperating with the thread 37 of the cylindrical member 31 of the brush holder 30. A third element 45 of the actuating sleeve 40 is a frusto-conical element of the same angle at the apex than that of the frustoconical member 32 of the brush holder 30 and a fourth member 46 is a cylindrical member having an internal diameter equal to, the necessary clearance, to the external diameter of the cylindrical member 33 of the brush holder 30. the cylindrical member 46 extends outwardly in a frustoconical collar 47.
  • Un capuchon 48 (figure 3) protège le manchon de manoeuvre 40 et le pinceau 38 contenu dans ledit manchon 40. Le capuchon 48 comporte une jupe de fixation cylindrique 49 dont le diamètre extérieur est le même que celui du flacon 2 et de la jupe externe 14 du porte-aiguille 12 et portant sur sa face interne un bourrelet de claquage 50 susceptible de coopérer avec le bourrelet externe 28 de la jupe de fixation 27 du porte-aiguille 12. Une jupe d'étanchéité 52 est portée par le fond 51 du capuchon 48 et vient s'appuyer, lorsque le capuchon 48 est en place, sur l'élément cylindrique 46 du manchon de manoeuvre 40. A cap 48 (Figure 3) protects the operating sleeve 40 and brush 38 in said sleeve 40. The cap 48 includes a cylindrical fixing skirt 49 whose outer diameter is the same as the bottle 2 and the outer skirt 14 of the needle carrier 12 and bearing on its inner face a snap-fitting lip 50 adapted to cooperate with the external bead 28 of the fixing skirt 27 of the needle holder 12. a seal skirt 52 is carried by the bottom 51 of the cap 48 and abuts, when the cap 48 is in place, on the cylindrical element 46 of the actuating sleeve 40.
  • L'ensemble 1 de distribution et d'application fonctionne de la façon décrite ci-après. The assembly 1 for dispensing and applying functions as described below.
  • En position de stockage, comme illustré sur la figure 3, le capuchon 48 est fixé sur le porte-aiguille 12 et le porte-pinceau 30 est disposé de façon telle que l'ailette 35 soit en butée dans le bas de la fente 23 du porte-aiguille 12 et que le filet 37 du porte-pinceau 30 coopère avec les spires du filet 44 de la capsule de manoeuvre 40 les plus proches du flacon. In the storage position, as illustrated in Figure 3, the cap 48 is fixed to the needle holder 12 and the brush holder 30 is arranged such that the vane 35 is in abutment in the bottom of the slot 23 of needle carrier 12 and the net 37 of the brush holder 30 cooperates with the turns of the thread 44 of the operating capsule 40 closest to the vial. Le pinceau est alors entièrement contenu dans l'élément cylindrique 46 du manchon de manoeuvre 40. L'aiguille 13 obture le canal 53 du pinceau 38. The brush is then completely contained within the cylindrical member 46 of the operating sleeve 40. The needle 13 closes the channel 53 of the brush 38.
  • Lorsque l'utilisateur désire appliquer le produit contenu dans le flacon 2, il enlève le capuchon 48, ce qui dégage le manchon de manoeuvre 40. Il fait ensuite tourner manuellement ledit manchon de manoeuvre 40 par rapport au flacon. When the user wishes to apply the product contained in the bottle 2, he removes the cap 48, thereby disengaging the actuating sleeve 40. It then manually rotating said operating sleeve 40 relative to the vial. Par action du filet 44 du manchon de manoeuvre 40 sur le filet 37 du porte-pinceau 30, qui ne peut pas tourner car il est bloqué par la languette 35 disposée dans la fente 23 du porte-aiguille 12, le porte-pinceau 30 est animé d'un mouvement de translation vers l'extérieur suivant l'axe de l'ensemble, l'élément 31 du porte-pinceau 30 coulissant sur le manchon 21 du porte-aiguille 12 et l'élément 33 coulissant dans l'élément 46 du manchon de manoeuvre 40. Le pinceau 38 sort de l'élément 46 du manchon de manoeuvre 40 et le canal 53 se dégage de l'aiguille 13. Le produit contenu dans le flacon 2 peut alors passer par le passage 22, ménagé par le manchon 21 du porte-aiguille 12, à travers les ouvertures 54 entre le moyeu 24 et ses bras 25 de fixation au manchon 21, à travers l'espace interne 55 du porte-pinceau 30 autour de l'aiguille 13, et, pour finir, à travers le canal 53 du pinceau 38 (voir figure 2). By action of the thread 44 of the actuating sleeve 40 on the thread 37 of the brush holder 30, which can not rotate because it is blocked by the tongue 35 arranged in the slot 23 of the needle holder 12, the brush holder 30 is driven in a translational movement outwardly along the axis of the assembly, the member 31 of the brush holder 30 on the sliding sleeve 21 of the needle holder 12 and the slider 33 in the element 46 the operating sleeve 40. the brush 38 out of the element 46 of the actuating sleeve 40 and the channel 53 emerges from the needle 13. the product contained in the bottle 2 can then pass through the passage 22, formed by the sleeve 21 of the needle holder 12, through the apertures 54 between the hub 24 and arms 25 for fixing to the sleeve 21, through the inner space 55 of the brush holder 30 around the needle 13, and finally , through the channel 53 of the brush 38 (see Figure 2). En fin de course, le porte-pinceau 30 vient en butée contre la collerette 47 du manchon de manoeuvre 40, les éléments tronconiques 32 du porte-pinceau 30 et 45 du manchon de manoeuvre 40 sont disposés l'une contre l'autre et le filet 37 du porte-pinceau coopère avec les spires les plus externes du filet 44 du manchon de manoeuvre 40. Lorsque l'utilisateur souhaite appliquer le vernis sur les ongles, il exerce avec le pouce et l'index une légère pression sur le corps du flacon semi-rigide 2, le pinceau 38 de l'ensemble applicateur 1 étant tourné vers le bas. End of travel, the brush holder 30 abuts against the flange 47 of the operating sleeve 40, the tapered members 32 of the brush holder 30 and 45 of the operating sleeve 40 are disposed one against the other and thread 37 of the brush holder cooperates with the outermost turns of the thread 44 of the operating sleeve 40. When the user wishes to apply the varnish to the nails, it carries with the thumb and index finger a slight pressure on the body of rigid bottle 2, the brush 38 of the applicator assembly 1 being turned down. Le produit imprègne alors les poils du pinceau 38 et le vernis peut être appliqué sur les ongles. The product then impregnates the bristles of the brush 38 and the varnish can be applied on the nails.
  • Après avoir appliqué le produit, l'utilisateur tourne le manchon de manoeuvre 40 par rapport au flacon 2 de façon à donner au porte-pinceau 30 un mouvement de translation inverse du mouvement précédent jusqu'à ce que le porte-pinceau 30 revienne dans sa position de stockage. After applying the product, the user turns the operating sleeve 40 relative to the bottle 2 so as to give the brush holder 30, an inverse translation movement of the preceding movement until the brush holder 30 returns to its storage position. Il est à noter que, même si le capuchon 48 n'est pas mis en place immédiatement, le vernis contenu dans le flacon 2 ne peut pas être accidentellement distribué : l'aiguille 13 obture le canal 53 du pinceau 38, et le pinceau 38, protégé par le manchon de manoeuvre 40, ne peut pas entrer en contact avec des objets de l'environnement et les salir. It should be noted that although the cap 48 is not immediately set up, the glaze contained in the bottle 2 can not be accidentally distributed: the needle 13 closes the channel 53 of the brush 38 and the brush 38 protected by the operating sleeve 40, can not come into contact with objects in the environment and dirty.

Claims (6)

  1. Device for dispensing and applying a fluid product comprising a container (2), containing the said product, an applicator holder (30) equipped with an applicator (38) and an impregnation channel (53) making it possible to impregnate the applicator (38) with the said product, the applicator holder (30) being translationally mobile with respect to an operating sleeve (40) carried by the container (2) between a position in which the impregnation channel (53) is closed off and a position in which the said channel is open, it being possible for the said operating sleeve (40) to be actuated manually in rotation with respect to the container (2) and having a length such that, in the position for closing off the impregnation channel, the applicator (38) is entirely contained within the said operating sleeve (40), the said operating sleeve (40) carrying an internal thread (44) interacting with an external thread (37) of the applicator holder (30), the said applicator holder (30) being rotationally blocked with respect to the operating sleeve (40), characterized in that, on the one hand, the obturator of the impregnation channel (53) is produced by means of a needle (13) integral with a needle holder (12) fixed to the container (2), and in that, on the other hand, the applicator (38) is a brush formed by a ring of bristles fixed annularly around the impregnation channel (53) and in that, finally, the applicator holder (30) includes a sealing bead (36) interacting with the internal wall of the operating sleeve (40) and continuously separating the brush from that region of the said operating sleeve (40) which carries the internal thread (44).
  2. Device according to Claim 1, characterized in that the operating sleeve (40) consists of four successive elements:
    - the first (41) holding the sleeve (40) on the container (2) so that it can rotate with respect to the container (2);
    - the second (43) carrying on its internal face a thread (44) intended to interact with a thread (37) of the applicator holder (30);
    - the third (45) being a frustoconical element;
    - and the fourth (46) being a cylindrical element, the internal surface of which interacts with the sealing bead (36).
  3. Device according to one of Claims 1 and 2, characterized in that the external thread (37) of the applicator holder (30) possesses only one to two turns.
  4. Device according to one of Claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the applicator holder (30) is rotationally blocked by a fin (35) integral with the said applicator holder (30) and arranged in a slot (23) made in the needle holder (12) which supports the needle.
  5. Device according to one of Claims 1 to 4, characterized in that it possesses a cap (48) capable of covering the end of the operating sleeve (40) when the applicator (38) is in the position for closing off the impregnation channel (53).
  6. Assembly according to Claim 5, characterized in that the cap (48) carries a sealing skirt (52) capable of bearing on the end of the operating sleeve (40).
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