Dispenser with applicator

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1 Objective

To create a technology landscape report on Dispenser with applicator for hand free applications

  • Identify market players with prolific IP activity in the technology area
  • Segment the players by the industry they belong to

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2 Background

In an era where value has become a consumer’s main purchasing principle, beauty brands have to go the extra mile in order to secure a purchase. And with ever more sophisticated formulas and product claims being touted by manufacturers, packaging is playing a key role in promoting these additional benefits.

From brushes and roller balls to rotating mascaras, manufacturers have elevated the humble cosmetic applicator to a ’beauty tool’, claimed to help increase the efficacy of skin care products or even enabling consumers to recreate complex make-up looks in one easy application.[1]

Dispenser – A container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts.

Applicator – A device for applying a substance.

Dispenser with applicator – It means a container provided with applicator.

The dispenser-applicator holds a large quantity of product (lotion). The lotion dispenser-applicator dispenses an identical amount of lotion each time the pump is depressed so the user obtains exactly the desired amount of lotion on the applicator. The lotion is dispensed onto the exterior surface of the porous pad.


The lotion dispenser-applicator is especially useful in applying soaps, moisturizers, creams, sunscreens, gels, and the like to parts of the body that are hard to reach. However, the lotion dispenser-applicator is also useful in applying other types of soaps, cleaners, conditioners, and the like to other surfaces. For example, the lotion dispenser-applicator is useful in applying cleaners and conditioners to hard-to-reach surfaces in automobiles, boats, and in the home. [2]


Now-a-days consumers, and in particular women, are trying to recreate at home the techniques and results a professional aesthetician or make-up artist would produce but they need the right beauty tools to do that.

The opportunity to create applicators for the delivery of a novel formula as well as applicators to help create a beneficial effect to the consumer is huge.

Women are becoming more and more educated about beauty and how to apply their products – they want something beautiful but it needs to function. A make-up palette doesn’t just jump onto your face – you need the right tools to create the desired look. [3]


Types of Dispenser with Applicator

1. Tubes (Lami tubes with sponge tip).

2. Containers with brush.

3. Roll-On applicators.

4. Applicator that can be filled with cosmetic product and directly applied to human body.


Advantages

1. Allows application even to parts of the body that are hard to reach.

2. Prevents hand and fingers of the user from getting in touch with the product (lotion).

3. Adds value to product and packaging.

3 Concept Table

S.No. English German French
Dispenser Applicator Lotion Dispenser Applicator Lotion Dispenser Applicator Lotion
1 Dispens*3 Applicator*1 Lotion*1 Spender Applikator Lotion distributeur applicateur lotion
2 discharger*1 roll adj2 on body adj2 lotion*1 Spender Applikatoren Lotionen distributeurs applicateurs lotions
3 container*1 roll-on sunscreen*1 Entlader Roll on Körperlotion déchargeur rouler adj sur adj la lotion adj pour adj le adj corps
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  • Concept Table was enriched by searches related to Dispenser with applicator from relevant patents, scientific articles and various thesauri

4 Class Codes Definitions

4.1 IPC Class Definition

4.1.1 IPC Classes for Dispensers

Class Definition
A human necessities
A45 hand or travelling articles
A45D hairdressing or shaving equipment; manicuring or other cosmetic treatment
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B performing operations; transporting
B65 conveying; packing; storing; handling thin or filamentary material
B65D containers for storage or transport of articles or materials, e.g. bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, cans, cartons, crates, drums, jars, tanks, hoppers, forwarding containers; accessories, closures, or fittings therefor; packaging elements; packages
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4.1.2 IPC Classes for Applicators

Class Definition
B65D 35/00 ****
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4.1.3 IPC Classes for Lotions

Class Definition
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
A61 M ****
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4.2 US Class Definition

4.2.1 US Class for Dispensers

Class Definition
401 coating implements with material supply
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4.2.2 US Class for Applicators

Class Definition
401 coating implements with material supply
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4.2.3 US Class for Lotions

Class Definition
514 drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
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4.3 ECLA Class Definition

4.3.1 ECLA Classes for Lotions

Class Definition
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
A61 medical or veterinary science; hygiene
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4.3.2 IPC and ECLA classes of all 3 concepts

Class Definition
A45D 34/04 Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball
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4.4 F TERM

4.4.1 F Term for Dispensers

F Theme Definition View Point F term Definition
3E014 Containers and packaging bodies having a special means to remove contents PD 3E014PD11 Pump types
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4.4.2 F Term for Applicators

F Theme Definition View Point F term Definition
**** **** **** 3E084LG03 by rollers
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4.4.3 F Term for Lotions

F Theme Definition View Point F term Definition
4C083 Cosmetics CC 4C083CC04 Lotions
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DD 4C083DD31 Emulsion type (Cream shapes, lotion shapes)
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5 Search Strategy

5.1 Thomson Innovation Search

5.1.1 Search with English Keywords

Search Engine: Thomson Innovation

Timeline: 01/01/1991 - 11/08/2011 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Patent Coverage: US, DWPI, FR, WO, EP, JP,CN, KR, DE, GB

S.No. Comment Search Query Search by No. of hits INPADOC Family No.
1 Dispenser keywords and Applicator keywords and classes of lotion ((Dispens*3) or (discharger*1)or **** AND (A61Q001904 or A61Q001908 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) 4370 1315
2 Applicator keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Dispenser ((Applicator*1) or (roll adj2 on)or (roll-on) or ****) AND ((Lotion*1)or (body adj2 lotion*1) or ****) AND ((B65D007558 or **** ) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
3 Dispenser keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Applicator **** (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
4 Class having all keywords A45D004026B or **** Any IPC or ECLA **** ****


5.1.2 Search with German Keywords

Search Engine: Thomson Innovation

Timeline: 01/01/1991 - 11/08/2011 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Patent Coverage: DE, WO, EP

S.No. Comment Search Query Search by No. of hits INPADOC Family No.
1 Dispenser keywords and Applicator keywords and classes of lotion (Spender or Spender or ****) AND (A61Q001904 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) 174 111
2 Applicator keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Dispenser (Applikator or Applikatoren or ****)AND (Lotion or Lotionen ****) AND (B65D007558 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
3 Dispenser keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Applicator **** (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
4 Class having all keywords A45D004026B or **** Any IPC or ECLA **** ****


5.1.3 Search with French Keywords

Search Engine: Thomson Innovation

Timeline: 01/01/1991 - 11/08/2011 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Patent Coverage: FR, WO, EP

S.No. Comment Search Query Search by No. of hits INPADOC Family No.
1 Dispenser keywords and Applicator keywords and classes of lotion (distributeur or distributeurs or ****AND ****AND (A61Q001904 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) 576 284
2 Applicator keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Dispenser (applicateur or applicateurs or **** ) AND (lotion or lotions **** ) AND (B65D007558 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
3 Dispenser keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Applicator **** (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND ((Any IPC or ECLA) OR US Class)) **** ****
4 Class having all keywords A45D004026B or **** Any IPC or ECLA **** ****



5.1.4 Search with F Terms

Search Engine: Thomson Innovation

Timeline: 01/01/1991 - 11/08/2011 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Patent Coverage: JP

S.No. Comment Search Query Search by No. of hits INPADOC Family No.
1 Dispenser keywords and Applicator keywords and classes of lotion ((Dispens*3) or (discharger*1)or ****) AND (4C083CC04 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (F term) 144 125
2 Applicator keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Dispenser ((Applicator*1) or (roll adj2 on)or (roll-on) or ****) AND ((Lotion*1)or (body adj2 lotion*1) ****) AND (3E067BA01 or ****) (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND F term **** ****
3 Dispenser keywords and Lotion keywords and classes of Applicator **** (Claims, Title or Abstract) AND (text field) AND F term **** ****
4 Class having keywords except applicator and applicator Keywords **** (F term ) AND (Claims, Title or Abstrac) **** ****


5.2 Final Result

S.No. Final Search Query No. oh hits INPADOC family
1 ENGLISH or GERMAN or FRENCH OR F-TERM(JAPANESE) **** ****(****% Relevancy



6 Relevant Patents (Sample Set)

S.No. Patent/Publication No. Publication Year Title Assignee / Applicant Image
1 US20090003917 2009 BUOYANT ELONGATED LOTION APPLICATOR WITH AN EASY-TO-REPLACE, DISPOSABLE, INTERLOCKING PAD, A NON-SLIP ERGONOMIC HAND GRIP AND A SUPPORT STRAP Duncan; Mary Heather;
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7 Taxonomy

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8 Top Cited Patents

S.No. Publication NO. Title Assignee/Applicant Count of Citing Patents
1 US5240339A Body lotion applicator with applicator head pivotally mounted on tubular extension arm DEFOREST JULIE I 69
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9 Assignee Analysis and IP Activity

  • The following graphs explain the placement of the different assignees in this technology area.
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  • Top Cited Patents
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Top Assignees in this technology area
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Top Assignees in this technology area


Assignees in Cosmetic Sector
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  • Geographical distribution of Assignees
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Geographical distribution of Assignees


  • Geographical distribution of Patents
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Geographical distribution of Patents


  • The graphs given below explain the IP activity in this technology area over the years.
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IP activity based on Publication Year


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IP activity based on Priority Year

10 Dashboard link

Assignees were categorized based on the type of their sectors like cosmetics, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals etc and their patents have been shown in the Dolcera Interactive Dashboard. A data preview of the dashboard is shown below:

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A chart preview of the dashboard is shown below:

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11 Patent Product Mapping

  • Some products with respect to this technology area were identified and mapped to the patents from their respective assignees.
S.No. Publication No. Title Assignee Product Image
1 WO2001034242 APPLICATOR FOR MEDICINAL, THERAPEUTIC, PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC PREPARATIONS HANDSFREE APPLICATORS INC http://www.hfa-worldwide.com/
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