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Multi mascara brush

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Multi mascara brush


A mascara brush is provided, which includes a body part made of a first material; and a brush molding part made of second and third materials and having body part-coupling members each coupled to the outer periphery of the body part and a plurality of bristles arranged vertically and horizontally along the outer peripheries of the body part-coupling members.

USPTO Applicaton #: #20130032166 - Class: 132218 (USPTO) - 02/07/13 - Class 132 
Toilet > Hair Device >Eyelash Or Eyebrow >Including Cosmetic Applicator (e.g., Mascara Applier)

Inventors: Aiden Taeyeon Kim

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20130032166, Multi mascara brush.

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BACKGROUND

1. Field

The present invention relates to a mascara brush adapted to apply mascara to eyelashes.

2. Description of the Related Art

Generally, a mascara applicator, which is one kind of cosmetic for women, is used to apply various colors of mascara to eyelashes to beautify the eyes.

Typically, such a mascara applicator largely includes a container in which mascara is stored, a handle used when opening or closing the container, a brush bar extended downwardly from the handle, and a brush provided on the brush bar. To use the mascara applicator, the mascara is applied to the brush in a process of coupling and separating the handle to and from the container.

The mascara brush has a body part and a brush molding part, which is adapted to apply mascara to eyelashes, and the body part and the brush molding part are injected integrally with each other. Alternatively, they are separately made and then coupled to each other. If a comb molding part (not shown) is additionally provided to arrange the eyelashes neatly, the combs of the comb molding part should have relatively higher thicknesses than the bristles of the brush molding part.

Particularly, the mascara brush can conduct various functions, for example, a volumizing function (which makes eyelashes appear abundant), a curling function (which curls the ends of the eyelashes upwards), a lash lengthening function (which makes the eyelashes appear long) and a cleaning function (which prevents the eyelashes from aggregating together), in accordance with the lengths and shapes of bristles of the mascara brush.

Conventional mascara brushes have fibers or bristles made of a synthetic resin such as nylon having excellent liquid receptability and storability and PBT (PolyButylene Terephthalate) having excellent water absorption and durability and long life terms, and thus, the volumizing, curling, lash lengthening and cleaning functions are provided in accordance with the shapes and arrangements of the fibers or bristles.

Only with the simple materials or shapes of the existing mascara brushes, however, it is hard to perform the volumizing, curling, lash lengthening and cleaning functions, while being provided with more excellent qualities and use experiences, which fails to satisfy more complicated and various demands of consumers. Further, the conventional mascara brushes have limitations in that it is difficult to provide new other complex functions.

SUMMARY

Accordingly, the present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned problems occurring in the prior art, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a mascara brush that is capable of applying mascara to eyelashes, while softly passing through the eyelashes, such that volumizing, curling, lash lengthening and cleaning functions can be performed with more excellent product qualities and more satisfied use experiences, thereby providing new sense of beauty not obtained in existing mascara brushes.

To accomplish the above object, according to the present invention, there is provided a mascara brush including: a body part made of a first material; and a brush molding part made of second and third materials and having body part-coupling members each coupled to the outer periphery of the body part and a plurality of bristles arranged vertically and horizontally along the outer peripheries of the body part-coupling members.

According to the present invention, preferably, the body part includes: a central bar; and a plurality of extended bristles protruded horizontally from the outer periphery of the central bar and adapted to form bristle arrangements capable of applying mascara to eyelashes together with the plurality of bristles of the brush molding part.

According to the present invention, preferably, the central bar of the body part is made of a fourth material having higher hardness than the first material and has a central portion formed at the center of the body part and an outer peripheral portion formed around the outer periphery of the central portion in such a manner as to be connected to the extended bristles.

According to the present invention, preferably, the brush molding part includes: a first brush molding part made of the second material and having the body part-coupling member coupled to a portion of the outer periphery of the body part; and a second brush molding part made of the third material and having the body part-coupling member coupled to the other portion of the outer periphery of the body part or the first brush molding part.

According to the present invention, preferably, the body part-coupling members of the first brush molding part and the second brush molding part are formed at different positions from each other in the circumferential direction of the body part.

According to the present invention, preferably, the body part-coupling members of the first brush molding part and the second brush molding part are formed multi-layered in the radial direction of the body part.

According to the present invention, preferably, the first brush molding part and the second brush molding part are formed at different positions from each other in the length direction of the body part.

According to the present invention, preferably, the brush molding part further includes a third brush molding part formed at a different position from the first brush molding part and the second brush molding part in the length direction of the body part, the third brush molding part being made of a fifth material.

According to the present invention, preferably, the mascara brush further includes a comb molding part made of the first, second, or third material and forming comb arrangements capable of tidying eyelashes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line A-A of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along the line B-B of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken along the line C-C of FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along the line D-D of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken along the line C-C of FIG. 4, which shows a mascara brush according to a third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a sectional view taken along the line E-E of FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a longitudinal sectional view of FIG. 9.

FIG. 11 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a fifth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a longitudinal sectional view of FIG. 11.

FIG. 13 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a sixth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a longitudinal sectional view of FIG. 13.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

According to preferred embodiments of the present invention, mascara brush structures are suggested to effectively perform all of the volumizing function of making eyelashes appear abundant, the curling function of curling the ends of the eyelashes upwards in order to prevent the eyelashes from going down, the lengthening function of making the eyelashes appear long, and the cleaning function of separating the eyelashes in order to prevent the eyelashes from becoming adhered to each other.

Hereinafter, an explanation on a mascara brush according to preferred embodiments of the present invention will be in detail given with reference to the attached drawings.

FIG. 1 is a front view showing a mascara brush according to a first embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line A-A of FIG. 1, and FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along the line B-B of FIG. 2.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, there is provided a mascara brush according to the present invention, wherein a brush molding part 20 is disposed radially along a body part 10. In this case, the body part 10 is made of a first material, and the brush molding part 20 is made of second and third materials different from the first material of the body part 10.

The first, second and third materials are different in at least one of their materials, hardness and colors, which are used to easily define their different features, and in the preferred embodiments of the present invention, therefore, they are not suggested to define their specific components, compositions and colors.

The first, second and third materials may be made of different materials from one another. For example, the body part 10 is made of a metal material (the first material), and the brush molding part 20 is made of nylon (the second material) and PBT (the third material).

The first, second and third materials may be made of different hardness from one another. For example, while the first, second and third materials are being made of PBT, the body part 10, which is disposed at the center of the mascara brush, is made of PBT having shore hardness of 50 Hs to 75 Hs (the first material), and the brush molding part 20, which is disposed along the outer periphery of the mascara brush, is made of PBT having shore hardness of 30 Hs to 40 Hs (the second material) and PBT having shore hardness of 40 Hs to 50 Hs (the third material).

The first, second and third materials may be made of different colors from one another. For example, the body part 10 is made of PBT having a red color (the first material), and the brush molding part 20 is made of PBT having a blue color (the second material) and PBT having a yellow color (the third material).

According to the first embodiment of the present invention, the brush molding part 20 has body part-coupling members 21 each coupled to the outer periphery of the body part 10 and a plurality of bristles 22 arranged vertically and horizontally along the outer peripheries of the body part-coupling members 21.

Further, the brush molding part 20 includes a first brush molding part 20A made of the second material and a second brush molding part 20B made of the third material, which are disposed at different positions from each other in the circumferential direction of the body part 10.

The first brush molding part 20A is made of the second material and has the body part-coupling member 21 coupled to a portion of the outer periphery of the body part 10. The second brush molding part 20B is made of the third material and has the body part-coupling member 21 coupled to the other portion of the outer periphery of the body part 10.

The body part 10, which is made of the first material, has a central bar 11 disposed at the center in the radial direction thereof and a plurality of extended bristles 12 protruded horizontally (radially) from the outer periphery of the central bar 11 as an integral body with the central bar 11 to form bristle arrangements capable of applying mascara to eyelashes together with the plurality of bristles 22.

The first brush molding part 20A, the second brush molding part 20B and the extended bristles 12 become brush members adapted to apply mascara to eyelashes, such that the brush members made of the first, second and third materials having different features (materials, hardness, colors and so on) are located on the same (or crossing) vertical and horizontal positions as each other.

Accordingly, even if mascara is applied by using one side of the mascara brush in the length direction of the mascara brush or in the circumferential direction of the mascara brush, the first, second and third materials are selectively connected or combined to each other, thereby accomplishing the volumizing, curling, lengthening and separating functions.

Within the range of the shore hardness between 30 Hs and 75 Hs, for example, if the first material has higher hardness than the second and third materials, the first brush molding part 20A and the second brush molding part 20B, which are formed softer around the body part 10 located at the center of the mascara brush, can be easily coupled to each other (for example, through multi injection, assembly, etc.) and further obtain firm strength in use.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20130032166 A1
Publish Date
02/07/2013
Document #
13555348
File Date
07/23/2012
USPTO Class
132218
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
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Drawings
15



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