(19)
(11)EP 2 635 167 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
01.11.2023 Bulletin 2023/44

(21)Application number: 11837668.0

(22)Date of filing:  03.11.2011
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A45D 34/04(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
A45D 2200/1009; A45D 2200/1018; A45D 34/04
(86)International application number:
PCT/IL2011/000858
(87)International publication number:
WO 2012/059923 (10.05.2012 Gazette  2012/19)

(54)

A COSMETIC APPLICATOR WITH SPONGE TO ABSORB SUBSTANCE AND TO PREVENT LEAKAGE THEREOF

KOSMETIKAPPLIKATOR MIT SCHWAMM ZUR ABSORPTION EINES STOFFES UND ZUR VERMEIDUNG VON AUSLAUFEN

APPLICATEUR DE COSMÉTIQUE AVEC ÉPONGE POUR ABSORBER UNE SUBSTANCE ET L'EMPÊCHER DE FUIR


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 05.11.2010 US 410374 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
11.09.2013 Bulletin 2013/37

(73)Proprietor: Synoia Technologies Ltd
74031 Ness Ziona (IL)

(72)Inventors:
  • GEVA, Ziv
    76329 Rehovot (IL)
  • MOFAR, Ayelet
    Ness Ziona (IL)
  • LEIZEROVICH, Ofer
    74057 Ness Ziona (IL)

(74)Representative: Sarpi, Maurizio et al
Studio Ferrario S.r.l. Via Collina, 36
00187 Roma
00187 Roma (IT)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-02/095675
US-A- 4 925 327
US-A1- 2003 077 106
US-A1- 2003 235 027
US-A1- 2005 055 787
US-A1- 2007 159 336
US-A1- 2009 045 416
US-A1- 2009 315 684
US-B2- 6 982 640
GB-A- 2 439 061
US-A- 4 925 327
US-A1- 2003 077 106
US-A1- 2003 235 027
US-A1- 2005 055 787
US-A1- 2007 159 336
US-A1- 2009 045 416
US-B2- 6 982 640
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates generally to cosmetic applicators. More particularly, the present invention relates to cosmetic applicators that are attached to a medical device.

    DISCUSSION OF RELATED ART



    [0002] Most sponges for cosmetic purposes, known in the art, are regular sponges with no additional features or value. These regular sponges do not provide useful information to a user. Useful information to the user may be, for example, information regarding suggested amount of substance in a specific treatment or duration of this treatment. Further, most sponges known in the art, are wasteful because an excessive amount of substance may be squeezed out.

    [0003] Prior art relating to a cosmetic applicator is known, for example, from U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2005/0555787 A1 and British Patent Application Publication No. 2 439 061 A.

    BRIEF SUMMARY



    [0004] The present invention provides a cosmetic applicator for absorbing a substance and prevent leakage thereof, said cosmetic applicator as defined in claim 1.

    [0005] According to some embodiments of the present invention the skin surface is flat.

    [0006] According to some embodiments of the present invention the sponge is having a hollow cavity to enable insertion of treatment functional components.

    [0007] According to some embodiments of the present invention the predefined density of the sponge is similar to absorption capacity of oil and water in a range between 5 cc and 7 cc. According to the present invention the RFID tag is integrated during the over molding of the sponge with the rigid plastic base.

    [0008] According to some embodiments of the present invention the RFID tag is initially bonded to the rigid plastic base using flip-chip bonding technology.

    [0009] According to some embodiments of the present invention the sponge is double over molded in combination with the rigid plastic base.

    [0010] According to the present invention the bonded RFID tag and the rigid plastic base are integrated through an over molding process in which thermoplastic elastomers are injected into a mold at predefined temperature to yield the cosmetic applicator including the sponge having three dimensional structure bonded to the rigid plastic base and encapsulating an RFID tag.

    [0011] According to some embodiments of the present invention the level of viscosity of the substance is controlled by pressing on different spots in the sponge.

    [0012] According to the present invention the information regarding a treatment is stored in the RFID tag that is integrated in the cosmetic applicator.

    [0013] According to the present invention the the information that is stored is the expiration date of the substance.

    [0014] According to some embodiments of the present invention the information that is stored is at least one of: encryption code, association code to medical device of different equipment provider, expiration date or manufacturing dates.

    [0015] According to some embodiments of the present invention the RFID tag maintains information which is updated during the treatment process.

    [0016] According to some embodiments of the present invention the updated information is calculated by the RFID chip.

    [0017] According to some embodiments of the present invention the updated information is received from a medical device associated with said applicator.

    [0018] According to some embodiments of the present invention the applicator is designed to be connected to a medical device.

    [0019] According to an embodiment the bonding stage is processed by using flip-chip bonding technology.

    [0020] Embodiments of the present invention provide a cosmetic applicator, comprising a sponge as part of a cosmetic applicator, to absorb substance and prevent leakage thereof. The substance that is absorbed in the sponge is squeezed out of the sponge, only when applying pressure on the sponge. The sponge has an open-cell of a three-dimensional membrane structure of elastic polymer, attached to a rigid plastic base and a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag integrated to the rigid plastic base. Further, the sponge is double over molded in combination with the rigid plastic base. The sponge may have a predefined density enabling to absorb the substance. Furthermore, the sponge has skin surface having predefined thickness to prevent a spontaneous release of the substance.

    [0021] Additionally, embodiments of the present invention provide the cosmetic applicator comprising the sponge with at least one shape of skin surfaces: (i) flat; and (ii) having a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components.

    [0022] According to some embodiments of the present invention the density of the sponge material after the molding process is between 40 to 250 Kg/m3.

    [0023] Optionally, the predefined density is similar to absorption capacity of oil and water in a range between 5 cc and 7 cc.

    [0024] Furthermore, the RFID tag is integrated during the over molding of the sponge with the base and is initially bonded to the rigid plastic base using flip-chip bonding technology. Then, the bonded RFID tag and the rigid plastic base are integrated through an over molding process in which thermoplastic elastomers are injected into a mold at predefined temperature to yield a cosmetic applicator with a sponge having three dimensional structure bonded to a rigid plastic base and encapsulating an RFID tag. The RFID tag stores information regarding a treatment for each sponge.

    [0025] Embodiments of the present invention provide a cosmetic applicator with the sponge that allows control on level of viscosity of the substance that is coming out of the sponge. The control on the level of viscosity is achieved by pressing on different spots on the sponge. Further, the sponge is made of a material to enable amount of peeling powder for scrub in a range between 0.160 gram and 0.180 gram.

    [0026] Additionally, the present invention provides a method to manufacture a cosmetic applicator. The method includes the following steps: (i) bonding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag to a rigid plastic base; (ii) integrating the bonded RFID and the rigid plastic base through a double over molding process; and (iii) injecting thermoplastic elastomers into a mold at a predefined temperature.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0027] The present invention will be more readily understood from the detailed description of embodiments thereof made in conjunction with the accompanying drawings of which:

    Figure 1 is a cross sectional view diagram of a cosmetic applicator with a sponge with a flat skin surface, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 2 is a cross sectional view diagram of a cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 3A is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a flat skin surface, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 3B is a top view diagram of a cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 3C is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 3D is an isometric view diagram of a bottom of cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention;

    Figure 4A is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator connected to a medical device and an unplugged capsule connected to the cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention; and

    Figure 4B is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator connected to a medical device and a capsule connected to the cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0028] Embodiments of the present invention provide a cosmetic applicator with a "clever" sponge. The "clever" sponge may store information regarding a cosmetic treatment utilizing an RF1D tag integrated to a rigid plastic base in each cosmetic applicator. The cosmetic applicator may be connected to a medical device for comfortable usage. The "clever" sponge may have a hollow cavity to allow insertion of components and increase range of usage beyond substance smearing. For example, massage with or without substance.

    [0029] An information regarding a cosmetic treatment is stored in the RFID tag that is integrated in the cosmetic applicator. The information that is stored includes at least one of: (i) type of treatment; (ii) expiration data of the substance; and (iii) length of cosmetic treatment. The electronic tag may contain information for operating the applicator in association with an electronic cosmetic device.

    [0030] Then information stored in the RFID tag may include encryption information for preventing unauthorized use if the applicator, association code to medical device of different equipment provider for creating differentiation between different providers, expiration date or manufacturing dates.

    [0031] According to some embodiments of the present invention the RFID tag may store information during the treatment received from the medical device attached to the applicator or optionally by the RFID chip itself, such information may include: treatment period, usage of substance or any parameters related to the process of the treatment. According to some embodiments of the present invention the chip in RFID tag may be programmed to become inactive after the expiration date of the capsule.

    [0032] Figure 1 is a cross sectional view diagram of a cosmetic applicator with a sponge having a flat skin surface, connected to a medical device, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0033] According to an aspect of the present invention, a cosmetic applicator 100 includes a sponge 130 that may have an open-cell of a three-dimensional membrane structure of elastic polymer and a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag 190 integrated to a rigid plastic base 170.

    [0034] According to another aspect of the present invention, the sponge 130 in the cosmetic applicator 100 may have a predefined density enabling to absorb substance 110. For example, cream lotion or powder.

    [0035] According to some embodiments of the present invention the density of the sponge material after the molding process is between 40 to 250 Kg/m3.

    [0036] Optionally, the predefined density is similar to absorption capacity of oil and water in a range between 5 cc and 7 cc.

    [0037] According to yet another aspect of the present invention, the sponge 130 may have skin surface 120 having predefined thickness to prevent a spontaneous release of the substance from a capsule base 180. The substance may be squeezed out of the sponge 130 only when applying pressure on the sponge 130.

    [0038] According to another aspect of the present invention, the sponge 130 is double over molded in combination with a rigid plastic base 170.

    [0039] In a non limiting example, a user (not shown) may wish to use a cosmetic applicator 100 with a sponge 130 for several purposes. The purposes may be: (i) conducting an anti eye-wrinkles treatment operated every other night in a gradual duration for three weeks; (ii) an oily skin treatment operated every morning with changing amount of cream for seven weeks; (iii) applying face powder every morning; and (iv) applying face powder every evening during the weekend.

    [0040] According to an aspect of the present invention, the user may use a different sponge 130 for each purpose. The user may connect the sponge 130 to a cosmetic applicator 100 every night during the three weeks anti eye-wrinkles treatment. The sponge 130 may store on integrated RFID tag 190 information such as number of treatment and duration of each treatment. The user may use the information, for example, to ensure the treatment is taken every other day and to know what the required duration of each treatment is. The anti eye-wrinkles cream may be stored in the capsule base 180. The anti eye-wrinkles cream may be squeezed out of the capsule base 180 via a foam layer 150 and go out through the skin surface 120. The sponge 130 may have open-cell of a three-dimensional membrane structure of elastic polymer with a predefined thickness 140 to prevent usage of excessive amount of cream or any other substance.

    [0041] According to some embodiments of the present invention the sponge is made of foam polyurethane covered by skin layer. The foam may contain cosmetic or therapeutic substance.

    [0042] According to some embodiments of the present invention a lotion substance is injected inside the sponge and powder substance is absorbed in the sponge. The composition of the lotion and powder may change the viscosity of the substance, according to the treatment requirements. Optionally the powder material may be spread on the sponge surface instead of being injected for influencing the viscosity of the substance.

    [0043] Further, the user may wish to conduct oily skin treatment every morning with gradually increasing amount of cream for seven weeks. For that purpose, the user may use a dedicated sponge 130 with a specific cream designated for that purpose. The cream may be put in a capsule base 180 of the sponge 130. Furthermore, the information stored in the RFID tag 190 may provide the user with information regarding the required amount of cream for each treatment or on an expiration date of the cream.

    [0044] A third sponge may be used to put face powder every morning. The sponge 130 with face powder in the capsule base 180 and a fourth sponge 130 with a face powder that fits evening looks. The amount of face powder released from the sponge used in morning time may be different from the amount released during evenings during the weekends. A relevant amount of face powder is saved in the RFID tag 190.

    [0045] According to yet another aspect of the present invention, the RFID tag 190 may be integrated during the double over molding of the sponge 130 with the rigid plastic base 170. Furthermore, the RFID tag 190 is initially bonded to the rigid plastic base 170 using flip-chip bonding technology. Then, at the next step, the bonded RFID tag 190 and thermoplastic elastomers may be integrated through an over molding process in which the thermoplastic elastomers are injected into a mold at predefined temperature to yield a cosmetic applicator 100 with a sponge 130 having three dimensional structure bonded to a rigid plastic base 170 and encapsulating an RFID tag 190.

    [0046] In a non limiting example, a user with a beard on his face may wish to apply a cream with higher level of velocity on the hairy parts and low to medium level of viscosity cream on the less hairy parts on his face. According to yet another aspect of the invention, in order to control the level of viscosity of the cream that is coming out of the capsule base 180 the user may press on different spots on the sponge 130. From each spot on the sponge 130 an amount of cream in different levels of viscosity may come out.

    [0047] Figure 2 is a cross sectional view diagram of a cosmetic applicator with a sponge including a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0048] According to an aspect of the present invention, a hollow cavity 225 in sponge 250 may be used to insert essential components utilized for various treatments. The components may be Light Emitting Diode (LED) or dedicated components for specific treatments. The cosmetic applicator 200 connected to a medical device (not shown) may be used with or without additional substance such as cream, lotion or powder.

    [0049] Figure 3A is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a flat skin surface, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0050] According to an aspect of the present invention, the cosmetic applicator 300A may have a flat skin surface 310. A capsule (not shown) with substance may be attached to the bottom of the cosmetic applicator 320 and may release the substance when the cosmetic applicator 300A is connected to a medical device (not shown).

    [0051] Figure 3B is a top view diagram of a bottom of a cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0052] According to an aspect of the present invention, there may be a plurality of grippers, for example, gripper 330 at the bottom of the cosmetic applicator 300B to attach to a capsule with a substance and connect to a medical device (not shown). Mid-line 340 is a section cut of cosmetic applicator 100 in Figure 1.

    [0053] Figure 3C is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0054] According to an aspect of the present invention, the cosmetic applicator 300C may have a hollow cavity 350. The hollow cavity 350 may allow insertion of therapeutic component when connected to a medical device (not shown) to aid in immersing substance or to operate a treatment with no substance.

    [0055] Figure 3D is an isometric view diagram of a bottom of cosmetic applicator including a sponge with a hollow cavity to enable insertion of components, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0056] According to an aspect of the present invention, hollow cavity 350 may allow insertion of components. Gripper 330 may allow a capsule with substance to connect to the cosmetic applicator 300D.

    [0057] Figure 4A is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator connected to a medical device and an unplugged capsule connected to the cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0058] According to an aspect of the present invention, the cosmetic applicator 400A is designed with a hollow cavity 450 to allow insertion of components 440 which may be connected to a medical device 410. The sponge of the cosmetic applicator may have a hollow cavity 450 and may have a capsule 430 connected to it at the bottom.

    [0059] Figure 4B is an isometric view diagram of a cosmetic applicator connected to a medical device and a capsule connected to the cosmetic applicator, according to some embodiments of the invention.

    [0060] According to an aspect of the present invention, the cosmetic applicator 400B may have a skin surface 420 with a hollow cavity 450 to allow insertion of components 440. The cosmetic applicator 400B may be connected to a medical device 410.


    Claims

    1. A cosmetic applicator (100, 400B), comprising a sponge (130) to absorb a substance (110) and prevent leakage thereof, the cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) comprising:

    a sponge (130) having an elastic open-cell of a three-dimensional membrane structure of elastic polymer configured to contain said substance (110);

    a rigid plastic base (170), and

    a Radio Frequency Identification RFID tag (190) integrated to the rigid plastic base (170),

    wherein the sponge (130) is bonded to the rigid plastic base (170);

    wherein the RFID tag (190) is initially bonded to the rigid plastic base (170),

    wherein the bonded RFID tag (190) and the rigid plastic base (170) are integrated through an over molding process in which thermoplastic elastomers are injected into a mold at predefined temperature to yield the cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) including the sponge (130) having the three-dimensional membrane structure bonded to the rigid plastic base (170) and encapsulating the RFID tag (190);wherein the sponge (130) has a skin surface (120), wherein the skin surface (120) has a predefined thickness for allowing preventing spontaneous release of the substance (110) from the sponge (130) and release only upon applying pressure over the sponge (130), and wherein the RFID tag is configured to store at least treatment information comprising expiration date of substance absorbed by the sponge (130) and is programmed to become inactive after the expiration date of the substance.


     
    2. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 1, wherein the sponge (130) has a predefined density enabling to absorb the substance.
     
    3. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 1, wherein the sponge (130) is having a hollow cavity to enable insertion of functional treatment components.
     
    4. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 2, wherein the predefined density of the sponge (130) is similar to absorption capacity of cosmetic materials including at least one of oil and water, in a range between 5cc and 7cc.
     
    5. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 2 wherein the density of the sponge (130) material after the molding process is between 40 to 250 Kg/m3.
     
    6. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 1, wherein the RFID tag (190) is integrated during the over molding of the sponge (130) with the rigid plastic base (170).
     
    7. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 1, wherein control on level of viscosity of the substance (110) is enabled by pressing on different spots in the sponge (130).
     
    8. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 1, wherein information regarding a cosmetic treatment is stored in the RFID tag (190) that is integrated in the cosmetic applicator (100, 400B).
     
    9. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 8, wherein said information, stored in the RFID tag (190), include information regarding the required amount of substance (110) to be squeezed out from the sponge (130).
     
    10. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 8 or 9, wherein said information, stored in the RFID tag (190), include information regarding treatment period and/or usage of substance (110) and/or parameters related to the cosmetic treatment.
     
    11. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to one or more of claims 8 to 10, wherein the RFID tag (190) maintains information which is updated during the treatment process.
     
    12. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to claim 11 wherein the updated information is calculated by the RFID chip.
     
    13. The cosmetic applicator (400B) according to claim 1 wherein the cosmetic applicator (400B) is connected to a medical device (410).
     
    14. The cosmetic applicator (400B) according to claim 9 wherein the updated information is received from a medical device (410) associated with said applicator (400B).
     
    15. The cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the RFID Tag (190) is configured to become inactive after a predefined expiration date.
     
    16. A method to manufacture a cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) according to the preceding claims, the method comprising the steps of:

    bonding a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag (190) to a rigid plastic base (170);

    integrating the bonded RFID tag (190) and the rigid base (170) through a double over molding process; and

    injecting thermoplastic elastomers into a mold at a predefined temperature to yield a cosmetic applicator (100, 400B) with a sponge (130) having three-dimensional structure and a rigid plastic base (170) encapsulating the RFID tag (190), wherein the rigid plastic base (170) and the sponge (130) are bonded to one another, wherein the RFID tag is configured to store at least treatment information comprising expiration date of a substance absorbed by the sponge and is programmed to become inactive after the expiration date.


     
    17. The method of claim 16 wherein the bonding stage is processed by using flip-chip bonding technology.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B), der einen Schwamm (130) zur Absorption eines Stoffes (110) und zur Vermeidung eines Auslaufens desselben umfasst, wobei der Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) Folgendes umfasst:

    einen Schwamm (130), der eine elastische offenzellige dreidimensionale Membranstruktur aus elastischem Polymer aufweist und dazu ausgestaltet ist, den Stoff (110) zu enthalten;

    eine starre Kunststoffbasis (170) und

    ein Funkfrequenzerkennungs(Radio Frequency Identification - RFID)-Etikett (190), das in die starre Kunststoffbasis (170) integriert ist,

    wobei der Schwamm (130) an der starren Kunststoffbasis (170) befestigt ist;

    wobei zunächst das RFID-Etikett (190) an der starren Kunststoffbasis (170) befestigt wird,

    wobei das befestigte RFID-Etikett (190) und die starre Kunststoffbasis (170) durch einen Umspritzprozess integriert werden, bei dem thermoplastische Elastomere bei einer vordefinierten Temperatur in eine Form eingespritzt werden, um den Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) zu erhalten, der den Schwamm (130), der die dreidimensionale Membranstruktur aufweist und an der starren Kunststoffbasis (170) befestigt ist und das RFID-Etikett (190) einkapselt, umfasst;

    wobei der Schwamm (130) eine Hautoberfläche (120) aufweist, wobei die Hautoberfläche (120) eine vordefinierte Dicke aufweist, um ein Vermeiden einer spontanen Freisetzung des Stoffes (110) aus dem Schwamm (130) und eine Freisetzung nur bei Beaufschlagen des Schwamms (130) mit Druck zu erlauben, und

    wobei das RFID-Etikett dazu ausgestaltet ist, wenigstens Behandlungsinformationen zu speichern, die ein Verfallsdatum des Stoffes, der durch den Schwamm (130) absorbiert wird, umfassen, und dazu programmiert ist, nach dem Verfallsdatum des Stoffes inaktiv zu werden.


     
    2. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Schwamm (130) eine vordefinierte Dichte aufweist, die es ermöglicht, den Stoff zu absorbieren.
     
    3. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Schwamm (130) einen Hohlraum aufweist, um ein Einsetzen funktionaler Behandlungskomponenten zu ermöglichen.
     
    4. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 2, wobei die vordefinierte Dichte des Schwamms (130) ungefähr einer Absorptionsfähigkeit für kosmetische Materialien, die wenigstens eines aus Öl und Wasser umfassen, in einem Bereich zwischen 5 cm3 und 7 cm3 entspricht.
     
    5. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 2, wobei die Dichte des Materials des Schwamms (130) nach dem Formungsprozess zwischen 40 bis 250 kg/m3 beträgt.
     
    6. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei das RFID-Etikett (190) während des Aufspritzens des Schwamms (130) mit der starren Kunststoffbasis (170) integriert wird.
     
    7. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei eine Regelung der Viskosität des Stoffes (110) durch Ausüben von Druck auf verschiedene Stellen in dem Schwamm (130) ermöglicht wird.
     
    8. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei in dem RFID-Etikett (190), das in dem Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) integriert ist, Informationen bezüglich einer kosmetischen Behandlung gespeichert sind.
     
    9. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Informationen, die in dem RFID-Etikett (190) gespeichert sind, Informationen bezüglich der erforderlichen Menge an Stoff (110), die aus dem Schwamm (130) herauszudrücken ist, umfassen.
     
    10. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 8 oder 9, wobei die Informationen, die in dem RFID-Etikett (190) gespeichert sind, Informationen bezüglich eines Behandlungszeitraums und/oder des Gebrauchs des Stoffes (110) und/oder Parametern, welche die kosmetische Behandlung betreffen, umfassen.
     
    11. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach einem oder mehreren der Ansprüche 8 bis 10, wobei das RFID-Etikett (190) Informationen bewahrt, die während des Behandlungsprozesses aktualisiert werden.
     
    12. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach Anspruch 11, wobei die aktualisierten Informationen durch den RFID-Chip berechnet werden.
     
    13. Kosmetikapplikator (400B) nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Kosmetikapplikator (400B) mit einer medizinischen Vorrichtung (410) verbunden ist.
     
    14. Kosmetikapplikator (400B) nach Anspruch 9, wobei die aktualisierten Informationen von einer medizinischen Vorrichtung (410) erhalten werden, die dem Applikator (400B) zugeordnet ist.
     
    15. Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) nach einem oder mehreren der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das RFID-Etikett (190) dazu ausgestaltet ist, nach einem vordefinierten Verfallsdatum inaktiv zu werden.
     
    16. Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Kosmetikapplikators (100, 400B) nach den vorhergehenden Ansprüchen, wobei das Verfahren folgende Schritte umfasst:

    Befestigen eines Funkfrequenzerkennungs(Radio Frequency Identification - RFID)-Etiketts (190) an einer starren Kunststoffbasis (170);

    Integrieren des befestigten RFID-Etiketts (190) und der starren Basis (170) durch einen zweigeteilten Umspritzprozess; und

    Einspritzen thermoplastischer Elastomere in eine Form bei einer vordefinierten Temperatur, um einen Kosmetikapplikator (100, 400B) mit einem Schwamm (130), der eine dreidimensionale Struktur aufweist, und einer starren Kunststoffbasis (170), die das RFID-Etikett (190) einkapselt, zu erhalten, wobei die starre Kunststoffbasis (170) und der Schwamm (130) aneinander befestigt sind,

    wobei das RFID-Etikett dazu ausgestaltet ist, wenigstens Behandlungsinformationen zu speichern, die ein Verfallsdatum eines Stoffes, der durch den Schwamm absorbiert wird, umfassen, und dazu programmiert ist, nach dem Verfallsdatum inaktiv zu werden.


     
    17. Verfahren nach Anspruch 16, wobei die Verarbeitung in der Befestigungsphase unter Nutzung einer Flip-Chip-Befestigungstechnologie erfolgt.
     


    Revendications

    1. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B), comprenant une éponge (130) pour absorber une substance (110) et empêcher la fuite de celle-ci, l'applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) comprenant :

    une éponge (130) ayant une membrane élastique à cellules ouvertes d'une structure membranaire tridimensionnelle de polymère élastique configurée pour contenir ladite substance (110) ;

    une base en plastique rigide (170), et

    une étiquette d'identification par radiofréquence RFID (190) intégrée à la base en plastique rigide (170),

    dans lequel l'éponge (130) est liée à la base en plastique rigide (170) ;

    dans lequel l'étiquette RFID (190) est initialement liée à la base en plastique rigide (170),

    dans lequel l'étiquette RFID (190) liée et la base en plastique rigide (170) sont intégrées par un processus de surmoulage dans lequel des élastomères thermoplastiques sont injectés dans un moule à une température prédéfinie pour obtenir l'applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) comportant l'éponge (130) ayant la structure de membrane tridimensionnelle liée à la base en plastique rigide (170) et encapsulant l'étiquette RFID (190) ; dans lequel l'éponge (130) a une surface cutanée (120), dans lequel la surface cutanée (120) a une épaisseur prédéfinie pour permettre d'empêcher la libération spontanée de la substance (110) de l'éponge (130) et sa libération uniquement lors de l'application d'une pression sur l'éponge (130), et dans lequel l'étiquette RFID est configurée pour stocker au moins des informations de traitement comprenant la date d'expiration de la substance absorbée par l'éponge (130) et est programmée pour devenir inactive après la date d'expiration de la substance.


     
    2. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'éponge (130) a une densité prédéfinie permettant d'absorber la substance.
     
    3. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'éponge (130) présente une cavité creuse pour permettre l'insertion de composants de traitement fonctionnels.
     
    4. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 2, dans lequel la densité prédéfinie de l'éponge (130) est similaire à la capacité d'absorption de matériaux cosmétiques comportant l'huile et/ou l'eau, dans une plage comprise entre 5 cm3 et 7 cm3.
     
    5. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 2, dans lequel la densité du matériau d'éponge (130) après le processus de moulage est comprise entre 40 et 250 Kg/m3.
     
    6. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'étiquette RFID (190) est intégrée lors du surmoulage de l'éponge (130) à la base en plastique rigide (170).
     
    7. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la commande du niveau de viscosité de la substance (110) est permise en appuyant sur différents endroits de l'éponge (130).
     
    8. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les informations concernant un traitement cosmétique sont stockées dans l'étiquette RFID (190) intégrée à l'applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B).
     
    9. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 8, dans lequel lesdites informations, stockées dans l'étiquette RFID (190), comportent des informations concernant la quantité requise de substance (110) à extraire de l'éponge (130).
     
    10. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 8 ou 9, dans lequel lesdites informations, stockées dans l'étiquette RFID (190), comportent des informations concernant la période de traitement et/ou l'utilisation de la substance (110) et/ou des paramètres liés au traitement cosmétique.
     
    11. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon une ou plusieurs des revendications 8 à 10, dans lequel l'étiquette RFID (190) conserve des informations qui sont mises à jour pendant le processus de traitement.
     
    12. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon la revendication 11, dans lequel les informations mises à jour sont calculées par la puce RFID.
     
    13. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (400B) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'applicateur de produit cosmétique (400B) est connecté à un dispositif médical (410) .
     
    14. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (400B) selon la revendication 9, dans lequel les informations mises à jour sont reçues à partir d'un dispositif médical (410) associé audit applicateur (400B).
     
    15. Applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon une ou plusieurs des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'étiquette RFID (190) est configurée pour devenir inactive après une date d'expiration prédéfinie.
     
    16. Procédé de fabrication d'un applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) selon les revendications précédentes, le procédé comprenant les étapes de :

    la liaison d'une étiquette d'identification par radiofréquence (RFID) (190) à une base en plastique rigide (170) ;

    l'intégration de l'étiquette RFID (190) liée et la base rigide (170) par un processus de double surmoulage ; et

    l'injection d'élastomères thermoplastiques dans un moule à une température prédéfinie pour produire un applicateur de produit cosmétique (100, 400B) avec une éponge (130) ayant une structure tridimensionnelle et une base en plastique rigide (170) encapsulant l'étiquette RFID (190), dans lequel la base en plastique rigide (170) et l'éponge (130) sont liées l'une à l'autre,

    dans lequel l'étiquette RFID est configurée pour stocker au moins des informations de traitement comprenant la date d'expiration d'une substance absorbée par l'éponge et est programmée pour devenir inactive après la date d'expiration.


     
    17. Procédé selon la revendication 16, dans lequel l'étape de liaison est traitée en utilisant la technologie de liaison par billes.
     




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