US 11,653,741 B2
Applicator device for cosmetic product with flexible applicator element
Marc Chevalier, Franconville (FR)
Assigned to LVMH Recherche, Saint Jean Braye (FR)
Appl. No. 16/472,729
Filed by LVMH Recherche, Saint Jean de Braye (FR)
PCT Filed Dec. 20, 2017, PCT No. PCT/FR2017/053748
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 21, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/115752, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 28, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 16 63088 (FR), filed on Dec. 21, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2021/0127814 A1, May 6, 2021
Int. Cl. A45D 40/26 (2006.01); A46B 3/16 (2006.01); A46B 5/00 (2006.01); A46B 9/02 (2006.01)
CPC A45D 40/265 (2013.01) [A45D 40/264 (2013.01); A46B 3/16 (2013.01); A46B 5/0066 (2013.01); A46B 9/021 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1053 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An applicator device for applying a cosmetic product onto keratinous materials comprising:
a rod, the rod having a first and a second end, the rod extending in a longitudinal direction of the rod between the first and second ends of the rod,
a gripping member, the gripping member being located at the first end of the rod, the rod being rigid,
an applicator element near the second end of the rod, the applicator element defining a longitudinal direction of the applicator element at rest, the applicator element having an application portion suitable for applying the cosmetic product,
a flexible, elastically deformable core, the core connecting the applicator element to the rod,
wherein:
the core comprises a free portion extending freely between the rod and the application portion of the applicator element, the free portion of the core having a length of at least 2 mm, the core allowing maximum bending of the applicator element relative to the rod such that a maximum bending angle between the longitudinal direction of the bent applicator element and the longitudinal direction of the applicator element at rest is at least 1°, and wherein
the rod has a housing extending in the longitudinal direction of the rod between a bottom of the housing and an outlet of the housing at the second end of the rod, the application portion of the applicatior element protruding from the housing, the core extending into the housing with transverse clearance, wherein the maximum bending angle between the longitudinal direction of the bent applicator element and the longitudinal direction of the applicator element at rest is defined by abutment of one of the applicatior elment or the core against a side wall of the housing.