Patent Number: 6,305,863

Title: Dispensing and applicator assembly with self-loading applicator

Abstract: An assembly for dispensing and applying a product, such as a cosmetic product, includes a first portion defining a reservoir having a varying volume and containing the product to be dispensed. A flow passage and a one-way valve selectively establish flow communication between the reservoir and the space. The space is configured to removably receive an application member receiving the product to be applied. The space is closed by a cap removably mounted on the second portion. A piston slidably disposed within the second space causes a pressure decrease inside the second space, which opens the one-way valve and causes the product to flow from the reservoir to the space via the flow passage.

Inventors: Gueret; Jean-Louis H. (Paris, FR)

Assignee: L'Oreal

International Classification: A45D 34/04 (20060101); A46B 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018