EP1767119A1 - Applicator for applying a product on eyelash or eyebrow - Google Patents

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EP1767119A1
EP1767119A1 EP20060356112 EP06356112A EP1767119A1 EP 1767119 A1 EP1767119 A1 EP 1767119A1 EP 20060356112 EP20060356112 EP 20060356112 EP 06356112 A EP06356112 A EP 06356112A EP 1767119 A1 EP1767119 A1 EP 1767119A1
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Etienne André De Brouwer
Eric Hoisnard
Eric Caulier
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    • 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
    • A45D34/045Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball using a brush or the like connected to the cap of the container
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D40/00Casings or accessories for storing or handling solid or pasty toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. shaving soap, lipstick, make-up
    • A45D40/26Appliances specially adapted for applying pasty paint, e.g. using roller, using a ball
    • A45D40/262Appliances specially adapted for applying pasty paint, e.g. using roller, using a ball using a brush or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D40/00Casings or accessories for storing or handling solid or pasty toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. shaving soap, lipstick, make-up
    • A45D40/26Appliances specially adapted for applying pasty paint, e.g. using roller, using a ball
    • A45D40/262Appliances specially adapted for applying pasty paint, e.g. using roller, using a ball using a brush or the like
    • A45D40/265Appliances specially adapted for applying pasty paint, e.g. using roller, using a ball using a brush or the like connected to the cap of the container
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/10For human or animal care
    • A46B2200/1046Brush used for applying cosmetics
    • A46B2200/1053Cosmetics applicator specifically for mascara
    • A46B2200/106Cosmetics applicator specifically for mascara including comb like element

Abstract

The applicator has a core (4) with a series of radiating supple teeth (14, 15) that have concave facing surfaces (10) forming cavities (11) that hold an appropriate volume of a product to be applied, especially to the eyelashes or eyebrows. The teeth can be made from the same material as the core and moulded in one piece with it, and each cavity extends only part of the way from the tooth tips to the core, and is wider at its open end.

Description

  • The present invention relates to the general technical field of devices for applying products, in particular cosmetic products, to superficial body growths, and in particular filiform and keratinized integuments such as eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • The present invention relates to an instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to the eyelashes or eyebrows comprising a core and an application means adapted for collecting said product and applying it to the eyelashes or eyebrows, said means for application extending projecting from the core between a base and a vertex.
  • In its preferred application, the instrument according to the invention is a mascara applicator for eyelashes, intended to collect a quantity of mascara in a container, and to carry this amount to the eyelashes to deposit it on the latter.
  • Mascara applicators are already known in the form of brushes. Such brushes conventionally comprise a gripping member, which can act as a stopper for a container containing the mascara to be applied, and a rod extending from the gripping member between a proximal end and a distal end.
  • A multitude of bristles extend radially from the stem at the distal end thereof, thereby forming an application head.
  • These brushes of the prior art are intended to be used in the following manner.
  • The user soaks said brush in a container containing mascara, which has the effect of partially coating the hairs and the mascara rod. The user then performs an action of brushing the eyelashes using the brush, which has the effect of transferring mascara from the brush to and on the eyelashes.
  • These known mascara brushes, however, have a number of disadvantages.
  • In the first place, these brushes of the prior art generally do not allow to control the amount of mascara they collect in the container.
  • In some cases, the brush does not allow to collect a sufficient amount of mascara, so that the user is forced to multiply the dipping of the brush in the container, which is restrictive and increases the risk of pollution, even of contamination, of the mascara stock contained in the container. In addition, the brushing of the eyelashes with a brush insufficiently loaded with mascara may be, by the friction it induces, particularly unpleasant or even painful.
  • In other cases, particularly when the mascara is very viscous or thick, the brush, after it has been immersed in the tank, may be overloaded with mascara. This means that the brush will carry to the eyelashes a much too much amount of mascara next to the surface of eyelashes to cover.
  • This is likely to cause a poor makeup result, when a large part of this overload of mascara is transferred to the eyelashes, forming unsightly agglomerates with and on the eyelashes. In addition, even if all the mascara overload is not fully transferred to the eyelashes, the unused mascara, remained on the brush, is reintroduced into the mascara stock, within the container, which increases the risk of staining and contamination of the latter. This residue of mascara remained on the brush tends moreover to dry on the latter, which is likely in the long run to affect the qualities of application of the brush and to degrade the mascara stock contained in the container, by mixing from the stock with dried mascara particles.
  • Finally, the brushes of the prior art certainly provide a combing function of the eyelashes during the application of mascara, but this combing function is generally not sufficient to obtain a continuous coating, uniform and soft lashes.
  • The object of the invention is therefore to remedy the various disadvantages enumerated above, and to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to the eyelashes or the eyebrows, which makes it possible at the same time to accurately collect a fair amount of mascara and apply this mascara substantially uniformly on the eyelashes, particularly gently and according to a classical gesture.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on eyelashes or eyebrows of particularly simple and economical construction.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on the eyelashes or the eyebrows which makes it possible to effectively comb the eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on the eyelashes or eyebrows which provides a particularly soft and flexible contact with the eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to the eyelashes or eyebrows whose area intended to be in contact with said eyelashes or eyebrows is particularly flexible and flexible.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on eyelashes or eyebrows which, while being of very simple construction, makes it possible to precisely control the amount of mascara collected and to separate, to lengthen and curling the eyelashes in an improved manner.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on the eyelashes or the eyebrows which allows a substantially uniform cladding of the eyelashes by the product.
  • Another object of the invention is to propose a new instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to eyelashes or eyebrows whose general visual appearance is comparable to that of conventional instruments of the prior art, so that the user intuitively knows the principle of use.
  • The objects assigned to the invention are achieved with the aid of an instrument for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to the eyelashes or eyebrows comprising a core and an application means designed to collect said product and the applying on the eyelashes or eyebrows, said application means projecting from the web between a base and an apex, characterized in that the application means is arranged to form at least one concavity defining it -Even at least one application volume shaped for the one hand contain the product and on the other hand allow the passage within it of at least one eyelash or eyebrow to coat the latter product, said application volume s extending from vertex, in the direction of the core, at only a fraction of the length of the application means, said application volume being delimited by at least first and second substantially solid walls arranged facing each other said first and second walls each having a substantially two-dimensional character.
  • Other advantages and objects of the invention will appear in more detail on reading the description which follows, and with the aid of the accompanying drawings provided for purely explanatory and non-limiting purposes, in which:
    • Figure 1 illustrates, in a general perspective view, a first embodiment of an instrument according to the invention.
    • Figure 2 illustrates, in an exploded view, the general principle of construction of the instrument shown in Figure 1.
    • FIG. 3 illustrates, in a perspective view, a detail of embodiment of the instrument illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2.
    • Figure 4 illustrates, in a front view, a detail of an embodiment of an instrument according to a second embodiment.
    • FIG. 5 illustrates, in a view from above, the detail of embodiment illustrated in FIG. 4.
    • FIG. 6 illustrates, in a side view in section along line AA, the detail of the instrument represented in FIG.
    • Figure 7 illustrates, in a front view, a detail of an instrument according to a third embodiment of the invention.
    • FIG. 8 illustrates, in a diagrammatic side view in section, the detail illustrated in FIG. 7.
    • Figure 9 illustrates, in a schematic side view, the embodiment of the third embodiment of the invention.
    • FIG. 10 illustrates, in a diagrammatic side view in section, a detail of embodiment of the instrument illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 3.
    • FIG. 11 illustrates, in a schematic perspective view, an embodiment detail common to the variants illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 10.
    • Figure 12 illustrates, in a schematic sectional side view, a detail of a fourth embodiment of the invention.
    • Figure 13 illustrates, in a schematic sectional side view, a detail of embodiment of a fifth variant of the invention.
  • Figures 1 and 2 illustrate, respectively in a mounted and disassembled state, an instrument 1 for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product on the eyelashes or eyebrows, according to the invention.
  • Advantageously, the product to be applied is a cosmetic product, so that the instrument 1 constitutes in this case a cosmetic instrument.
  • Preferably, the product to be applied is mascara for the eyelashes, the instrument 1 then constituting a mascara applicator for the eyelashes.
  • For the sake of simplicity of description, reference will be made hereinafter exclusively to such a mascara applicator. The invention is however not limited to the application of a product having a nature exclusively cosmetic, nor to the application of a product necessarily having properties identical to those of a mascara. The instrument 1 may thus be used optionally to apply any liquid or semi-liquid product regardless of its consistency, said product may for example be very fluid or have conversely a very viscous and pasty.
  • In a manner known per se, the instrument 1 comprises a gripping member 2 designed to be grasped and manipulated manually by a user, for example between two or three fingers. The instrument 1 therefore presents, in a conventional manner, a portable character and is intended for manual use.
  • Preferably, the gripping member 2 may also serve as a cap for a container (not shown) containing a product stock to be applied, which is preferably mascara for the eyelashes. To this end, the gripping member 2 may be provided with a tapping 2A, intended to cooperate with a thread (not shown) conjugate extending around the opening of the container to be closed. Such an arrangement is conventional, and will not be described in detail further.
  • Advantageously, the instrument 1 comprises a rod 3 extending substantially rectilinearly from the gripping member 2 between a proximal end 3A and a distal end 3B.
  • According to the invention, the instrument 1 comprises a core 4, which is preferably positioned towards the distal end 3B of the rod 3.
  • The core 4 advantageously extends in an axial direction X-X ', preferably substantially rectilinearly from the distal end 3B in the extension of the rod 3. In this case illustrated in the figures, the core 4 is distinct from the rod 3.
  • It is however quite possible that the core 4 is directly formed by the rod 3 itself.
  • It is also conceivable that the core 4 does not extend in a strictly rectilinear manner, as is illustrated in the figures, but for example rather has a slightly curved shape (not shown), conjugated to the eyelash implantation profile. In this case the axial direction X-X 'is obviously not defined by a straight line, but by a curved line which follows the extension contour of the core 4.
  • Preferably, the core 4 has an elongated, slender shape. In other words, the core 4 advantageously has an elongated shape, that is to say it extends mainly in a single direction of space. In this, the soul 4 can be qualified in this case of one-dimensional.
  • Preferably, as illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 3 and 10, the core 4 is in the form of a unitary unitary piece.
  • However, it is conceivable, as is illustrated in FIGS. 4 to 9, that the core 4 is formed of at least two separate and independent unitary parts 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D disposed end to end in continuity and extension. each other.
  • In the embodiment of Figures 4 to 6, the core 4 is thus formed by the stack of four separate unit parts 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D.
  • In a particularly advantageous embodiment, which is illustrated in the figures, the core 4 is in the form of a single-body piece (see FIGS. 1 to 3) or a multi-body piece (FIGS. longiligne pierced along its entire length of a through hole 5. Preferably, the core 4 has a substantially cylindrical shape, preferably circular base, the hole 5 being formed at its center.
  • In this variant, the core 4 forms a sleeve intended to be threaded onto a pin 6 extending between a first end 6A and a second end 6B. The sleeve forming the core 4 is intended to be threaded onto the pin 6 by the first end 6A, the second end 6B being provided with a stop means 7 against which the sleeve is intended to bear. In the exemplary embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 3, the abutment means 7 may for example simply consist of a disk coming from material with the rod 6 and whose diameter is greater than that of the hole 5. embodiment of Figures 4 to 6, the abutment means 7 is more elaborate and is constituted in this case a convergent head, for example of conical shape, provided with protuberances 70 for facilitating the makeup of the corner of the eye.
  • The other end 6A of the pin 6 is advantageously provided with a fixing means at the distal end 3B of the rod 3. The first end 6A may comprise, for example, as shown in the figures, a groove 8 , the first end 6A being intended to be threaded into an orifice formed axially in the rod 3. The final assembly is then achieved by crimping the pin 6, crimping obtained by centripetal deformation of the material forming the rod 3 in the throat 8.
  • According to the invention, the instrument 1 comprises an application means 9 designed to collect the product and apply it on the eyelashes (or the eyebrows). The means of application 9 is therefore specifically designed to taking the product to be applied, for example by being immersed in a reserve of the latter, and to retain and contain this amount of product taken until it is released on the eyelashes, preferably by contacting and rubbing the means of application 9 with and against the eyelashes.
  • According to the invention, the application means 9 protrudes from the core 4 between a base 9A and a vertex 9B. In other words, the application means 9 is protruding relative to the core 4, and forms a protrusion from said core 4. Preferably, the application means 9 extends radially relatively to the axis symmetry XX 'of the soul 4.
  • According to an important characteristic of the invention, the application means 9 is designed to form at least one concavity 10 which itself defines at least one application volume 11 shaped so as, on the one hand, to contain the product to be applied and to on the other hand to allow the passage within it of at least one eyelash (or eyebrow) to coat the latter with product.
  • In other words, the conformation of the application means 9 makes it possible to provide at least one cavity, of which at least one part forms a receptacle, corresponding to the application volume 11, intended to collect, contain and retain the product to be applied. .
  • In particular, the application volume 11 preferentially forms a vacuole which, when immersed in a reserve of liquid product to be applied, fills with said product and retains within it by a surface tension mechanism and / or capillarity.
  • Each concavity 10 and its associated application volume 11 are thus specifically sized and shaped with respect to the physico-chemical characteristics of the product to be applied, and in particular its viscosity and its consistency, so that each application volume 11 effectively retains a predetermined amount of product within it, regardless of the orientation of the volume 11 in space.
  • In order to allow at least one eyelash to pass therethrough to coat the latter with product, each application volume 11 has at least one dimension greater than that of the size (diameter) of an eyelash (or a eyebrow).
  • Preferably, as illustrated in the figures, each application volume 11 is open towards the outside, in order to allow the eyelashes to penetrate into it during an action of brushing the eyelashes with the instrument 1.
  • According to the invention, the application volume 11 extends from the vertex 9B towards the core 4 (and thus from the base 9A), according to a fraction D only of the length L of the application means 9. In other words, each application volume 11 is positioned towards the apex 9B of the application means 9 and extends away from the core 4, each application volume 11 being separated from said core 4 from a distance d .
  • For example, the fraction D can represent between 1 and 99% of the length L, preferably between 20 and 75%, and even more preferably between 50 and 70%, values of approximately 55, 60 or even 65% giving results. interesting.
  • Thanks to this technical feature, the product to be applied is concentrated at the radial periphery of the instrument 1, and does not accumulate unnecessarily towards the base of the application means 9 against the core 4.
  • This makes it possible to concentrate the product in an area where it will be susceptible with a high probability of coming into contact with the eyelash, and to avoid load the brush with a quantity of useless product in an area where the eyelash can hardly reach.
  • The invention is therefore based in particular on the idea of efficiently retaining a predetermined quantity of product to be applied to the periphery of the instrument 1, avoiding the unnecessary accumulation of product towards the base 9A, that is to say in an area that is not directly designed to interact with the eyelash.
  • In particular to obtain a better control of the amount of product collected by the application means 9 and retained in each application volume 11, and to avoid in particular the transfer of product out of the application volumes 11 to areas of the instrument 1 which are not directly intended to interact with the eyelashes, each application volume 1 is delimited by at least first and second walls 12, 13 substantially full disposed facing one another.
  • The expression "substantially solid" here denotes walls each formed of a piece of substantially continuous material, on the contrary in particular of walls which would be formed by the union of discrete elements, and in particular by the union of fibers or bristles arranged on them. next to each other. In other words, each wall 12, 13 has a substantially unitary character, as well as a continuous character, or monobloc.
  • As has been mentioned previously, the solid walls 12, 13 face each other, that is to say that they are facing each other, face to face, located at the right of one of the other.
  • The technical characteristics described in the foregoing allow an improved control of the retention of the product by the application means 9, in promoting the containment of predetermined and controlled product quantities in precisely localized areas. The two walls 12, 13 vis-à-vis also form a passage channel for at least one eyelash that promotes the smoothing and cladding of the eyelash by the product. For this purpose, the two walls 12, 13 each preferably extend along a (preferably planar) surface substantially perpendicular to the axial direction X-X ', as illustrated in the figures.
  • Advantageously, the application means 9 comes from material with the core 4. In other words, in this advantageous embodiment which is implemented by all the variants illustrated in the figures, the application means 9 and the 4 form one and the same unit subset.
  • Preferably, the core 4 and the application means 9 are obtained in a single injection / molding operation of a plastic material, preferably an elastomer or a polymer of the PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) type. The invention is therefore particularly suitable for plastic injection molding, which is fast and economical. Obviously, the invention is not limited to an instrument 1 implementing an application means 9 coming from material with the core 4. The application means 9 may be separate from the core 4 and be fixed on the latter by any appropriate means, for example by gluing, heat sealing or mechanical assembly.
  • In an alternative embodiment not shown, it is also conceivable that the core 4 is not manufactured with a central orifice 5, but with a straight pin portion projecting from one of its ends and intended to interact with a corresponding hole formed in the proximal portion 3B of the rod 3. In this advantageous variant, the application means 9, the core 4 and the pin portion 6 are made simultaneously in a single injection / molding operation.
  • Advantageously, the application means 9 comprises at least two protuberances 14, 15 arranged facing each other and separated by an interstitial space forming the concavity 10, and therefore the application volume 11.
  • Preferably, as shown in the figures, the application means 9 comprises a plurality of excrescences 14, 15 cooperating in pairs for each pair to define a corresponding application volume 11.
  • In the exemplary embodiment illustrated in FIG. 13, the two protuberances 14, 15 come from a common foot 16 which is subdivided from the base 9A towards the apex 9B into two arms respectively forming the two protuberances 14, 15.
  • In the other embodiments illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 12, and which are preferred embodiments, the two protuberances 14, 15 extend independently of one another from the core 4; that is, they are substantially totally distinct throughout their length. This technical characteristic makes it possible to improve the individual flexibility characteristics of each protuberance 14, 15, which in turn improves the comfort of makeup by promoting a flexible contact between the instrument 1 and the eyelashes, and enables efficient combing of the tissues. lashes. This preferred variant therefore allows an excellent compromise between, on the one hand, the quantitative and spatial control of the quantity of product collected and retained by the instrument 1 and, on the other hand, the combing capacity of the latter.
  • Advantageously, the interstitial space separating the two protuberances 14, 15 comprises a first and a second section, of respective lengths D and d , separated by a connection zone, the first section extending from the vertex 9B to the zone of connection and corresponding to the application volume 11, while the second section extends from the connection zone to the core 4 and forms a clearance space 17, to facilitate the bending of each protrusion 14, 15 towards the base 9A.
  • Thus, in this preferred embodiment, the interstitial space presents along each outgrowth and between them a shape enabling it to define on the one hand the application volume 11, and on the other hand the clearance space 17. Preferably, as shown in the figures, the spacing E between the two protuberances 14, 15 at the first section (of length D ) is greater than the spacing e between the two protuberances 14, 15 at the level of the second section. In this case, the connection zone between the two sections may have a convergent shape, as illustrated in the figures. The convergence can be symmetrical (FIGS. 1 to 11) or asymmetrical, as for the variant of FIG. 12. It is also conceivable that the transition from the gap E to the gap e is not progressive but on the contrary brutal and punctual. .
  • The gap E is in particular sized according to the intrinsic characteristics of the product to be applied to allow retention of said product between the protuberances 14, 15, while allowing the passage of at least one eyelash. The spacing e is dimensioned to allow individual bending of each protrusion 14, 15 to and in the vicinity of the base 9A, while limiting as much as possible the amount of product likely to be in the second section. Preferably, the gap e will be chosen to be sufficiently small compared to the physico-chemical properties (viscosity, surface tension in particular) of the product to be applied to prevent the penetration of the product in the second length section d .
  • The spacing e may also be chosen to be possibly smaller than the diameter of an eyelash, so as to prohibit the penetration of an eyelash in the second section.
  • As an indication, the spacing E may be between about 0.2 and 1 millimeter, and still more preferably between 0.3 and 0.7 millimeter, the preferred values being between 0.4 and 0.5 millimeter, the terminals of this last range conferring excellent results.
  • As to the distance e , it is preferably between 0.05 and 0.5 millimeters, the preferred value being substantially of the order of 0.1 millimeter. In a particularly advantageous manner, the spacing E is equal to 0.4 or 0.5 millimeters, while the spacing e is substantially equal to 0.1 millimeters.
  • Advantageously, each protrusion 14, 15 is formed by a flexible blade, preferably made of an elastomeric material or a polymer material, of the PTFE kind. Each lamella preferably has a dual function, since on the one hand it contributes to forming the concavity 10, in relation to at least one other lamella, and on the other hand it forms a "tooth" for combing the eyelashes. As illustrated in the figures, each strip preferably has a long form, of substantially rectangular cross-section, and extends substantially radially from the core 4 relative to the axis X-X '. The lamellae are grouped in pairs and arranged in rows, preferably in the axial direction X-X ', evenly spaced on the periphery of the core 4.
  • Preferably, the pairs are mutually spaced apart from a space S which is large enough to limit the product retention to be applied between the pairs. In this way, the product is concentrated preferentially in the application volumes 11 provided for this purpose.
  • In the variant of FIGS. 4 to 6, each element 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D carries a series of rows of pairs of lamellae, each pair delimiting an application volume 11. In the variant of FIGS. 7 to 9, the means of FIG. application 9 is formed of the stack of a plurality of washers 4A, 4B forming the core 4, each washer 4A, 4B carrying a ring of first lamellae 14 intended to cooperate with a ring of second lamellae 15 carried by a second washer to form the application volumes 11.
  • As illustrated in the figures, each protrusion 14, 15 has an outer face 14A, 15A, and an opposite inner face 14B, 15B, said inner faces 14B, 15B being arranged opposite one another and contributing to forming respectively the first and second walls 12, 13.
  • Advantageously, said first and second walls 12, 13 each have a substantially two-dimensional character, that is to say, as is particularly visible in FIG. 11, extend along two directions of space with orders of comparable size. This technical measure is preferred because it allows an improved retention of the product between the lamellae, as well as an improvement in the effect of sheathing of the eyelash by the product when the eyelash is engaged in the application volume 11, and that last moves along the eyelash under the effect of the brushing movement performed by the user.
  • However, it is conceivable, without departing from the scope of the invention, that the first and / or second wall 12, 13 has a one-dimensional character, that is to say that it is extends mainly in one direction of space, linearly. This can by example be the case (not shown) for a slat having a substantially cylindrical or frustoconical shape, and not a substantially rectangular section like that of the slats illustrated in FIGS.
  • Preferably, the first and second walls 12, 13 are parallel and advantageously extend substantially perpendicularly to the axial direction X-X '. Particularly preferably, said first and second walls 12, 13 each have at least one substantially planar surface, said planar surfaces being advantageously arranged substantially parallel to each other, as shown in the figures.
  • This technical measure makes it possible, by promoting the creation of a product blade between the lamellae, to further improve the effects of product retention and smoothing / sheathing of the eyelashes mentioned above.
  • These effects are further improved with first and second walls 12, 13 each having a substantially smooth and even surface, preferably free of roughness or geometric irregularity.
  • Obviously, the invention is not limited to the implementation of an application volume 11 delimited exclusively by two flat faces, the latter being delimited by faces having a completely different geometric outline, and for example having several flat facets, or a substantially curved contour.
  • As illustrated in the figures, the application volume 11 is preferably exclusively delimited by two parallel faces 14B, 15B, the volume 11 thus forming a sort of notch on the surface of the application means 9, said notch being extending in a substantially perpendicular to the axial direction XX 'and being on the one hand to retain the product and on the other hand to accommodate the eyelash during the application of the product.
  • In other words, each application volume 11 thus delimits a channel opening at the apex 9B of the application means 9 and extending between two openings in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axial direction X-X '.
  • Of course, the slats can be arranged in angular orientations that differ from those illustrated in the figures without departing from the scope of the invention. For example, each pair of lamellae may be arranged obliquely relative to the axial direction X-X '. Alternatively or in combination, the slats may also extend not radially, but in a direction oblique to the radial direction.
  • The operation of the invention is as follows.
  • The user grasps in and by hand the gripping member 2, the latter being screwed onto a mascara container (not shown).
  • After unscrewing the member 2, the user pulls on the instrument 1 to remove the application means 9 out of the mascara stock in which it was immersed.
  • After passing through a wiper, constituted for example by a reduced section orifice relative to the radial size of the application means 9, the application means 9 is in the open air, ready to be brought into contact with the eyelashes. In each application volume 11 formed by the slats of the instrument 1 is a controlled and predetermined quantity of mascara.
  • The space between each pair of slats defining an application volume 11 is preferably designed to minimize the retention of mascara and promote the evacuation of the latter. The mascara is therefore preferentially and predominantly contained in each of the application volumes 11.
  • The user then exerts an action of combing the eyelashes using the application means 9, the axis of symmetry XX 'of the instrument 1 being substantially perpendicular to the direction of extension of the eyelashes during this action of combing.
  • During combing, the eyelashes penetrate, preferably individually, into the application volumes 11, and thus load mascara. Thanks to the presence of the solid walls 12, 13, each eyelash is individually sheathed and smoothed by the product contained in the application volume 11.
  • Each flexible lamella further contributes to clearly separate the eyelashes from each other.
  • Finally, it has been found that the instrument 1 according to the invention makes it possible to improve the four following functions:
    • separation of eyelashes,
    • lengthening eyelashes,
    • curling eyelashes,
    • and loading the lashes in mascara, to obtain a " volume " effect.
  • For this purpose, the dimensions of each application volume 11, in the axial direction X-X ', as well as the spacing S between each of these application volumes are chosen as a function of the physiological distance between the eyelashes to allow preferably and as much as possible an individual commitment of eyelashes in each application volume 11.

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  1. - Instrument (1) for applying a liquid or semi-liquid product to the eyelashes or eyebrows comprising a core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D) and an application means (9) adapted for collecting said product and applying it to the eyelashes or eyebrows, said application means (9) projecting from the core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D) between a base (9A) and a vertex ( 9B), characterized in that the application means (9) is arranged to form at least one concavity (10) defining itself at least one application volume (11) shaped for the one hand to contain the product and on the other hand allow the passage within it of at least one eyelash or eyebrow to coat the latter with product, said application volume (11) extending from the top (9B) towards the core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D), according to a fraction ( D ) only of the length ( L ) of the application means (9), said application volume (11) being delimited by at least a first and a second p arois (12, 13) substantially solid disposed facing one another, said first and second walls (12, 13) each having a substantially two-dimensional character.
  2. - Instrument (1) according to claim 1 characterized in that the application means (9) comes from material with the core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D).
  3. - Instrument (1) according to claim 1 or 2 characterized in that the application means (9) comprises at least two protuberances (14, 15) disposed vis-a-vis and separated by an interstitial space forming said concavity ( 10).
  4. - Instrument (1) according to claim 3 characterized in that said two protuberances (14, 15) extend independently of one another from the core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D).
  5. - Instrument (1) according to claim 4 characterized in that the interstitial space comprises a first and a second section separated by a connecting zone, the first section extending from the top (9B) to the connection zone and corresponding to the application volume (11), while the second section extends from the connection zone to the core (4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D) and forms a clearance space (17) to facilitate the flexion of each outgrowth (14, 15) towards the base (9A).
  6. - Instrument (1) according to claim 5 characterized in that the first and second sections each have a substantially constant cross section.
  7. - Instrument (1) according to claim 6 characterized in that the spacing ( E ) between said two protuberances (14, 15) at the first section is greater than the spacing ( e ) between said two protuberances (14, 15 ) at the second section.
  8. - Instrument (1) according to one of claims 3 to 7 characterized in that each protrusion (14, 15) is formed by a flexible blade.
  9. - Instrument (1) according to one of claims 1 to 8 characterized in that the first and second walls (12, 13) each have a substantially smooth and regular surface.
  10. -Instrument (1) according to one of claims 1 to 9 characterized in that the first and second walls (12, 13) each have at least one substantially flat surface.
  11. -Strument (1) according to claim 10 characterized in that said flat surfaces are arranged substantially parallel to each other.
  12. -Instrument (1) according to one of claims 3 to 11 characterized in that the application means (9) comprises a plurality of excrescences (14, 15) cooperating in pairs for each pair to define a volume of application (11) corresponding.
  13. -Instrument (1) according to one of claims 1 to 12 characterized in that it constitutes a mascara applicator for the eyelashes.
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