According to an aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacturing an applicator brush for use in applying a product, such as a cosmetic product, the method comprising providing a plurality of fibers, decorating the fibers so as to define at least one colored region, and fitting the decorated fibers to a stem …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Nicholas Thorne, Ed Crutchley, Sylvain Gourmet
Assignees (initial): Albea Services FR
Agents: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. (attorney)

The application was examined by Randall Chin (USPTO dept. 3723)


  • 1. A method of manufacturing an applicator brush, the method comprising: …
  • 2. The method according to claim 1 , wherein the outer colored region is the result …
  • 3. The method according to claim 1 , wherein the step of decorating the fibers …

International priority data

EP: 09305876 / Sep. 21, 2009 (regional)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 shows a side view of a cosmetic applicator brush having decorated fibers, according to a first embodiment of the invention, wherein a multiplicity of decorated fibers extends radially …


Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application claims the benefit under 35 U.S.C. 119 of European Patent Application EP 09 30 5876.6, filed Sep. 21, 2009, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its …

Detailed Description of Preferred Embodiments

Referring first to FIGS. 1 to 3 , a cosmetic applicator brush 10 for use in applying a cosmetic product is shown. The applicator brush 10 comprises a stem 12 …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The application number is 12/887,280 (U.S.), the term of the grant was extended by 247 days, claims 1-16 comprise the invention scope, the known assignee organization is Albea Services, the exemplary claims include number 1, developed by Ed Crutchley et al., illustrated by 2 drawings, the invention is titled Applicator Brush Having Decorated Fibers and Associated Method of Manufacture, similar classification categories are Preparing brush bodies, Cleaning, Pressing devices for making brooms composed of brushwood or the like, Broom-Making Machines, Handle Setting, Dressing and Assorting, Bristles, Selection of materials for bristles, Tuft setting, Vibrating devices for arranging bristles, Miscellaneous, the drawings include the following: side view of a cosmetic, Applicator Brush Having Decorated Fibers, side view of a cosmetic, the grant publication date is Aug. 6, 2013, the grant number is 08500212 (publication number), the application was published on Sep. 21, 2010, was examined by 3723 USPTO department, the examiner - Randall Chin, the known inventor's name is Nicholas Thorne, particularly claims a method of manufacturing an applicator brush, the method comprising…, the agent - Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., 7 figures depict the invention details, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, the primary classification Processes has been designated to the document, the recorded applicant's name is Ed Crutchley.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Preparing bristles, Processes, Pattern Effect Dyeing, Process, Compositions, or Products. The designated search classifications include Including cosmetic applicator, Processes, Pattern Effect Dyeing, Process, Compositions, or Products.

Patent details
Publication number 08500212
Publication date Aug. 6, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/887,280
Application date Sep. 21, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 247
National classification 300/21
Total number of claims 16
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 2
Number of figures 7
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