Patent Number: 6,293,433

Title: Dispensing device and method for separately storing components and mixing the components

Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing a mixture of at least two components comprises a container body defining at least two compartments kept sealed from one another by a stopper member prior to dispensing the mixture. An actuator operably coupled to the stopper member selectively places the stopper member in a storage position in which the two compartments are sealed from one another and in a mixing position in which the two compartments are in flow communication with one another. The stopper member has a lateral cross-section that is larger in the storage position than in the mixing position. The dispensing device can be used for packaging and applying components that should not be mixed until they are ready to be dispensed.

Inventors: Joulia; Gerard (Paris, FR)

Assignee: L'Oreal

International Classification: B65D 25/04 (20060101); B65D 25/08 (20060101); B67D 005/56 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018