Title:
DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A dispensing system and method stores a primer composition and a coloring composition in separate compartments of the same container. Each composition is dispensed as needed, and combined in measured quantities to achieve a desired enhancement of an application surface. A primer dispensing portion and a coloring dispensing portion are covered by a primer cap and a coloring cap, respectively. The compositions may be further combined with an external moisturizer composition. A mixing surface, such as a hand or bowl receives the various compositions to enable mixing thereof. The subsequent cosmetic composition mixture is applied to an application surface, such as a skin, to enhance the appearance by tone, color, and covering of blemishes. In this manner, each composition and moisturizer is individually accessed and easily blended.



Inventors:
Mccallum, Jessica A. (Henderson, NV, US)
Application Number:
14/245979
Publication Date:
10/08/2015
Filing Date:
04/04/2014
Assignee:
MCCALLUM JESSICA A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D40/24
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Foreign References:
WO2006101784A22006-09-28
Primary Examiner:
NOBREGA, TATIANA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jessica A. McCallum (Henderson, NV, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A system comprising: a primer compartment configured to contain a primer composition, said primer compartment comprising a primer dispensing portion configured to at least partially dispense said primer composition; a coloring compartment configured to contain a coloring composition, said coloring compartment comprising a coloring dispensing portion configured to at least partially dispense said coloring composition, said coloring compartment disposed to position adjacently to said primer compartment; and a moisturizer composition configured to at least partially mix with said primer composition and said coloring composition on a mixing surface for forming a cosmetic composition, said cosmetic composition disposed for application on an application surface.

2. The system of claim 1, in which said system comprises a skin enhancing system configured to at least partially provide a desired color, and/or tint, and/or tone to skin.

3. The system of claim 2, in which said primer composition comprises a skin foundation.

4. The system of claim 3, in which said skin foundation comprises glow and prime cream.

5. The system of claim 4, in which said coloring composition comprises a bronzing gel.

6. The system of claim 5, in which said mixing surface comprises a hand, and/or a bowl, and/or a palette.

7. The system of claim 6, in which said application surface comprises skin.

8. The system of claim 7, in which said primer compartment and said coloring compartment comprise a single unit with two compartments, or two separate, adjacent units.

9. The system of claim 8, in which said primer compartment comprises dimensions two-thirds larger than said coloring compartment.

10. The system of claim 9, in which said primer compartment comprises a dimension of 3½″×2½″×1¼″.

11. The system of claim 10, wherein said primer compartment is configured to contain about four fluid ounces of said primer composition.

12. The system of claim 11, wherein said coloring compartment is configured to contain about two fluid ounces of said coloring composition.

13. The system of claim 12, wherein said primer dispensing portion is disposed to rest on a top plane of said primer compartment, and in linear-center placement of said primer compartment.

14. The system of claim 13, wherein said primer dispensing portion and said coloring dispensing portion each comprise a pump nozzle.

15. The system of claim 14, wherein said pump nozzle comprises an extending cylindrical neck of an approximate ½″ height and ½″ diameter.

16. The system of claim 15, wherein said pump nozzle comprises an access tube of an approximate 3½″ length, said access tube configured to extend into said respective compartment.

17. The system of claim 16, in which said coloring dispensing portion is disposed to rest on a top plane of said coloring compartment, and in linear-center placement of said coloring compartment.

18. The system of claim 17, in which said primer compartment and said coloring compartment comprise a format intended for disposal upon completion of use, and/or for refilling.

19. A system comprising: means for cleaning an application surface; means for removing a primer cap from a primer compartment; means for removing a coloring cap from an adjacent coloring compartment; means for dispensing a primer composition contained in said primer compartment onto a mixing surface with a primer dispensing portion; means for dispensing a coloring composition contained in said coloring compartment onto said mixing surface with a coloring dispensing portion, said coloring composition comprising a lesser quantity than said primer composition; means for dispensing a moisturizer composition on said mixing surface; means for at least partially mixing each composition on said mixing surface to form a cosmetic composition; means for applying said cosmetic composition on said application surface; means for washing said mixing surface; means for replacing said primer cap on said primer compartment; means for replacing said coloring cap on said coloring compartment; and means for adjusting a quantity for each composition to achieve a desired enhancement for said application surface.

20. A system consisting of: a primer compartment configured to contain a primer composition, said primer composition comprising a foundation cream, said foundation cream comprising glow and prime cream, said primer compartment comprising a polyvinyl chloride bottle, said primer compartment further comprising a dimension of 3½″×2½″×1¼″, said primer compartment configured to contain about four fluid ounces, said primer compartment further comprising a primer dispensing portion configured to at least partially dispense said primer composition, said primer dispensing portion comprising a pump nozzle, said primer dispensing portion further comprising a primer access tube of an approximate 3½″ length; a coloring compartment configured to contain a coloring composition, said coloring compartment disposed to position adjacently to said primer compartment, said coloring composition comprising a bronzing gel, said coloring compartment comprising a coloring dispensing portion configured to at least partially dispense said coloring composition, said coloring dispensing portion comprising a coloring access tube of an approximate 3½″ length, said coloring compartment further configured to contain about two fluid ounces; and a moisturizer composition configured to at least partially mix with said primer composition and said coloring composition on a mixing surface for forming a cosmetic composition, said mixing surface comprising a hand, said cosmetic composition disposed for application on an application surface, said application surface comprising skin on a face.

Description:

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

One or more embodiments of the invention generally relate to a dispensing system and method. More particularly, the invention relates to a dispensing system and method that contains a plurality of compositions for dispensing, mixing, and application on a surface.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The following background information may present examples of specific aspects of the prior art (e.g., without limitation, approaches, facts, or common wisdom) that, while expected to be helpful to further educate the reader as to additional aspects of the prior art, is not to be construed as limiting the present invention, or any embodiments thereof, to anything stated or implied therein or inferred thereupon.

The following is an example of a specific aspect in the prior art that, while expected to be helpful to further educate the reader as to additional aspects of the prior art, is not to be construed as limiting the present invention, or any embodiments thereof, to anything stated or implied therein or inferred thereupon. By way of educational background, another aspect of the prior art generally useful to be aware of is that cosmetics are care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds, some being derived from natural sources, many being synthetic

Typically, skin care products can also fall under the general category of cosmetics. These are products used to improve the appearance and health of skin, formulated for different types of skin and associated characteristics. Skin care products include cleansers, facial masks, toners, moisturizers, sunscreen, tanning lotions, skin lighteners, serums, and exfoliates. Skin care products are useful for appearance and health of the skin, if applied in the appropriate proportions.

Often, a foundation is a skin colored cosmetic applied to the face to create an even, uniform color to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skin tone. It is known that, mixing the foundation with a coloring agent requires accessing the individual containers of compositions in proximity to each other. The necessary quantities for achieving a desired skin appearance must be mixed on the same surface, so that the color of the mixed compositions can be observed prior to application on the skin.

In view of the foregoing, it is clear that these traditional techniques are not perfect and leave room for more optimal approaches.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention is illustrated by way of example, and not by way of limitation, in the figures of the accompanying drawings and in which like reference numerals refer to similar elements and in which:

FIGS. 1A and 1B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary primer compartment joined with an exemplary coloring compartment, where FIG. 1A illustrates the primer cap and the coloring cap joined with the respective compartments, and FIG. 1B illustrates the primer cap detached to provide access to an exemplary primer dispensing portion, and the coloring cap detached to provide access to an exemplary coloring dispensing portion, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIGS. 2A and 2B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary primer composition mixed with an exemplary coloring composition and an exemplary moisturizing composition, where FIG. 2A illustrates the primer composition dispensed onto an exemplary mixing surface, and FIG. 2B illustrates the coloring composition and the moisturizer composition dispensed onto the mixing surface with the primer composition, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIGS. 3A and 3B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary mixing and application of an exemplary cosmetic composition, where FIG. 3A illustrates an exemplary primer composition an exemplary coloring composition and an exemplary moisturizing composition mixing on an exemplary mixing surface, and FIG. 3B illustrates an exemplary application composition applied to an exemplary application surface, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Unless otherwise indicated illustrations in the figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SOME EMBODIMENTS

The present invention is best understood by reference to the detailed figures and description set forth herein.

Embodiments of the invention are discussed below with reference to the Figures. However, those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that the detailed description given herein with respect to these figures is for explanatory purposes as the invention extends beyond these limited embodiments. For example, it should be appreciated that those skilled in the art will, in light of the teachings of the present invention, recognize a multiplicity of alternate and suitable approaches, depending upon the needs of the particular application, to implement the functionality of any given detail described herein, beyond the particular implementation choices in the following embodiments described and shown. That is, there are numerous modifications and variations of the invention that are too numerous to be listed but that all fit within the scope of the invention. Also, singular words should be read as plural and vice versa and masculine as feminine and vice versa, where appropriate, and alternative embodiments do not necessarily imply that the two are mutually exclusive.

It is to be further understood that the present invention is not limited to the particular methodology, compounds, materials, manufacturing techniques, uses, and applications, described herein, as these may vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is used for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only, and is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. It must be noted that as used herein and in the appended claims, the singular forms “a,” “an,” and “the” include the plural reference unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, a reference to “an element” is a reference to one or more elements and includes equivalents thereof known to those skilled in the art. Similarly, for another example, a reference to “a step” or “a means” is a reference to one or more steps or means and may include sub-steps and subservient means. All conjunctions used are to be understood in the most inclusive sense possible. Thus, the word “or” should be understood as having the definition of a logical “or” rather than that of a logical “exclusive or” unless the context clearly necessitates otherwise. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. Language that may be construed to express approximation should be so understood unless the context clearly dictates otherwise.

Unless defined otherwise, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meanings as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. Preferred methods, techniques, devices, and materials are described, although any methods, techniques, devices, or materials similar or equivalent to those described herein may be used in the practice or testing of the present invention. Structures described herein are to be understood also to refer to functional equivalents of such structures. The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

From reading the present disclosure, other variations and modifications will be apparent to persons skilled in the art. Such variations and modifications may involve equivalent and other features which are already known in the art, and which may be used instead of or in addition to features already described herein.

Although Claims have been formulated in this Application to particular combinations of features, it should be understood that the scope of the disclosure of the present invention also includes any novel feature or any novel combination of features disclosed herein either explicitly or implicitly or any generalization thereof, whether or not it relates to the same invention as presently claimed in any Claim and whether or not it mitigates any or all of the same technical problems as does the present invention.

Features which are described in the context of separate embodiments may also be provided in combination in a single embodiment. Conversely, various features which are, for brevity, described in the context of a single embodiment, may also be provided separately or in any suitable subcombination. The Applicants hereby give notice that new Claims may be formulated to such features and/or combinations of such features during the prosecution of the present Application or of any further Application derived therefrom.

References to “one embodiment,” “an embodiment,” “example embodiment,” “various embodiments,” etc., may indicate that the embodiment(s) of the invention so described may include a particular feature, structure, or characteristic, but not every embodiment necessarily includes the particular feature, structure, or characteristic. Further, repeated use of the phrase “in one embodiment,” or “in an exemplary embodiment,” do not necessarily refer to the same embodiment, although they may.

Headings provided herein are for convenience and are not to be taken as limiting the disclosure in any way.

The enumerated listing of items does not imply that any or all of the items are mutually exclusive, unless expressly specified otherwise.

The terms “a”, “an” and “the” mean “one or more”, unless expressly specified otherwise.

Devices or system modules that are in at least general communication with each other need not be in continuous communication with each other, unless expressly specified otherwise. In addition, devices or system modules that are in at least general communication with each other may communicate directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries.

A description of an embodiment with several components in communication with each other does not imply that all such components are required. On the contrary a variety of optional components are described to illustrate the wide variety of possible embodiments of the present invention.

As is well known to those skilled in the art many careful considerations and compromises typically must be made when designing for the optimal manufacture of a commercial implementation any system, and in particular, the embodiments of the present invention. A commercial implementation in accordance with the spirit and teachings of the present invention may configured according to the needs of the particular application, whereby any aspect(s), feature(s), function(s), result(s), component(s), approach(es), or step(s) of the teachings related to any described embodiment of the present invention may be suitably omitted, included, adapted, mixed and matched, or improved and/or optimized by those skilled in the art, using their average skills and known techniques, to achieve the desired implementation that addresses the needs of the particular application.

Those skilled in the art will readily recognize, in light of and in accordance with the teachings of the present invention, that any of the foregoing steps may be suitably replaced, reordered, removed and additional steps may be inserted depending upon the needs of the particular application. Moreover, the prescribed method steps of the foregoing embodiments may be implemented using any physical and/or hardware system that those skilled in the art will readily know is suitable in light of the foregoing teachings. For any method steps described in the present application that can be carried out on a computing machine, a typical computer system can, when appropriately configured or designed, serve as a computer system in which those aspects of the invention may be embodied. Thus, the present invention is not limited to any particular tangible means of implementation.

In the following description and claims, the terms “coupled” and “connected,” along with their derivatives, may be used. It should be understood that these terms are not intended as synonyms for each other. Rather, in particular embodiments, “connected” may be used to indicate that two or more elements are in direct physical or electrical contact with each other. “Coupled” may mean that two or more elements are in direct physical or electrical contact. However, “coupled” may also mean that two or more elements are not in direct contact with each other, but yet still cooperate or interact with each other.

The present invention will now be described in detail with reference to embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

There are various types of dispensing systems and methods that may be provided by preferred embodiments of the present invention. In one embodiment of the present invention, the dispensing system and method may store a primer composition and a coloring composition in separate compartments of the same container. Each composition may be dispensed as needed, and further, combined with an external moisturizer composition. The subsequent mixture, a cosmetic composition, may be applied to an application surface, such as a skin, to enhance appearance. In this manner, each composition and moisturizer may be individually accessed and easily blended. In one embodiment, a user may match and alter a specific skin tone based on the amount of each composition used to form the mixture.

In some embodiments, the dispensing system comprises a primer compartment that contains a primer composition. The primer compartment comprises a primer dispensing portion, such as a pump. The system may also comprise a coloring compartment that contains a coloring composition. The coloring compartment comprises a coloring dispensing portion, such as a pump. A primer cap and a coloring cap may cover the respective dispensing portion. Each compartment may position adjacently to the other and dispense an appropriate quantity of each composition onto a mixing surface. In some embodiments, the primer compartment may be larger than the coloring compartment, often up to two-thirds larger. Those skilled in the art will recognize that the primer composition may include a primer for the skin, such as a foundation, which requires a greater amount for application than the coloring composition. The system may further utilize a moisturizer composition from an external source. The three compositions may be mixed to form a final cosmetic composition to be applied on an application surface.

In some embodiments, the dispensing method may be effective for combining the primer composition, the coloring composition, and the moisturizer composition from the respective compartment. The method may include an initially include cleaning an application surface in preparation of receiving a composition. The method may then require removing a primer cap from a primer compartment, and removing a coloring cap from a coloring compartment. The method may also include dispensing the primer composition from the primer dispensing portion on a mixing surface, such as a hand. The method may further comprise dispensing the coloring composition from the coloring dispensing portion onto the mixing surface. The moisturizing composition may be added to the mixture for providing lubrication and vitamins. The subsequently formed cosmetic composition may then be mixed for application on the application surface. The method may then allow for washing the mixing surface and replacing the primer cap and the coloring cap on the respective compartment. The quantities of each composition may be adjusted to achieve a desired skin color and tone.

FIGS. 1A and 1B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary primer compartment joined with an exemplary coloring compartment, where FIG. 1A illustrates the primer cap and the coloring cap joined with the respective compartments, and FIG. 1B illustrates the primer cap detached to provide access to an exemplary primer dispensing portion, and the coloring cap detached to provide access to an exemplary coloring dispensing portion. In the present invention, a dispensing system 100 comprises a primer compartment 102 that contains a primer composition such as, but not limited to, skin primer, face primer, photo finish luminizing primer, beauty balm cream, and color control cream. The primer compartment comprises a primer dispensing portion 106, such as a pump nozzle. A primer cap 104 may at least partially cover the primer dispensing portion. The system may also comprise a coloring compartment 108 that contains a coloring composition such as, but not limited to, bronzing gels, and various other coloring agents. The coloring compartment comprises a coloring dispensing portion 112, such as a nozzle pump. A coloring cap 110 may at least partially cover the coloring dispensing portion. Each compartment may position adjacently to the other and dispense an appropriate quantity of each composition onto a mixing surface.

In some embodiments, the compartments may be made as a single unit with two compartments, or as two separate, yet adjacent units. In the latter variation, the individual compartments may or may not be attachable to each other through various means. In some embodiments, the compartments can be made in formats intended for disposal upon completion of use, and/or may be in refillable formats. In the latter variation, the system may be sold as compartments only, and without any cosmetic products included in its final packaging.

In some embodiments, the primer compartment may be larger than the coloring compartment, often up to two-thirds larger. For example, the primer compartment may measure approximately 3½″×2½″×1¼″, and have a total volume of 6 fluid ounces of the primer composition. The coloring compartment may contain 2 fluid ounces of the coloring composition. Those skilled in the art will recognize that the primer composition may include a primer for the skin, such as a foundation, which requires a greater amount for application than the coloring composition. The system may further utilize a moisturizer composition from an external source. The three compositions may be mixed to form a final cosmetic composition to be applied on an application surface. The primer and coloring compartments may be fabricated from various materials, including, without limitation, high-density polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, aluminum, stainless steel, and glass. The compartments may or may not be translucent. The compartments may be decorated with various images, logos and/or designs, which may or may not be of registered trademark and/or copyright status. For example, without limitation, in some embodiments the compartments may be round, oval, rectangular, square, pentagonal, octagonal, or virtually any other shape. Moreover, the sizes of the compartments may vary.

In some embodiments, the primer and coloring dispensing portions rest on a top plane of the respective compartment, and in linear-center placement of each compartment, forming an extending cylindrical neck of an approximate ½″ height and ½″ diameter. Extending from the bottom plane of these dispensing portions, and into each individual compartment, is an access tube of an approximate three and 3½″ length. In one embodiment, cylindrical caps made of polyvinyl chloride may fit upon and cover the dispersing portions, or pump nozzles.

FIGS. 2A and 2B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary primer composition mixed with an exemplary coloring composition and an exemplary moisturizing composition, where FIG. 2A illustrates the primer composition dispensed onto an exemplary mixing surface, and FIG. 2B illustrates the coloring composition and the moisturizer composition dispensed onto the mixing surface with the primer composition. In the present invention, the dispensing system and method may store a primer composition 206 and a coloring composition 208 in separate compartments of the same container. The primer composition may include a foundation used to create an even, uniform color to a skin complexion, to cover flaws and, to change the natural skin tone. The coloring composition may include a bronzing gel that adds color to an application surface, such as the skin. The application surface may include any part of the body, such as the face, neck, and chest. The percentage of each type of composition may vary to accommodate different uses or needs. For example, without limitation, one combination of compositions may comprise 20% coloring agent, 60% foundation, and 20% moisturizer. For a darker color the user may utilize more coloring agent, for example, without limitation, 30% coloring agent, 50% foundation, and 20% moisturizer. For a lighter color the user may utilize 10% coloring agent, 70% foundation, and 20% moisturizer. In dryer climates more moisturizer maybe desired so the user may use 15% coloring agent, 55% foundation, and 30% moisturizer. In more humid climates less moisturizer may be desired so a composition of 20% coloring agent, 70% foundation, and 10% moisturizer may be utilized. All of these percentages can vary based on the user's preference. This may enable the user to match their skin tone or enhance their skin tone as desired each application. Furthermore, the user may modify the percentages based on their immediate needs.

In some embodiments, each composition may be dispensed as needed, and further combined with an external moisturizer composition 202. The moisturizing composition may be mixed with the primer composition and the coloring composition on a mixing surface 204 to achieve an application composition. The moisturizer composition may be contained in a separate, external container. However in one embodiment, the system may include a third compartment for storage of and access to the moisturizer composition, or any other cosmetic lotion. The subsequent mixture forms an application composition that may be applied to an application surface, such as a skin, to enhance the appearance of the application surface. In this manner, each composition and moisturizer may be individually accessed and easily blended.

In one embodiment, a user may match and alter a specific skin tone based on the amount of each composition used to form the mixture. The mixing may occur on a mixing surface, such as a hand. However in other embodiments, the mixing surface may include a small bowl or other receptacle, into which the different composition may be collected for their mixing to desired shades. The small bowl may or may not be permanently attached upon various positions on the compartments. In such variation inclusive of the mixing surface, a mixing brush or other utensil may also be included in final packaging.

FIGS. 3A and 3B illustrate detailed perspective views of an exemplary mixing and application of an exemplary cosmetic composition, where FIG. 3A illustrates an exemplary primer composition an exemplary coloring composition and an exemplary moisturizing composition mixing on an exemplary mixing surface, and FIG. 3B illustrates an exemplary application composition applied to an exemplary application surface, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. In the present invention, a dispensing method may be effective for combining the primer composition, the coloring composition, and the moisturizer composition from the respective compartment. The method may include an initially include cleaning an application surface 300 in preparation of receiving a composition. The method may then require removing a primer cap from a primer compartment, and removing a coloring cap from a coloring compartment.

In some embodiments, the method may also include dispensing the primer composition from the primer dispensing portion on a mixing surface, such as a hand. The method may further comprise dispensing the coloring composition from the coloring dispensing portion onto the mixing surface. The moisturizing composition may be added to the mixture for providing lubrication and vitamins. The subsequently formed cosmetic composition may then be mixed for application on the application surface. The method may then allow for washing the mixing surface and replacing the primer cap and the coloring cap on the respective compartment. The quantities of each composition may be adjusted to achieve a desired skin color and tone.

In one alternative embodiment, the system may utilize three or more compartments for containing variously colored coloring compositions. In yet another alternative embodiment, the moisturizer composition may dispense from a moisturizer compartment that positions adjacently to the primer compartment and the coloring compartment. In yet another alternative embodiment, the dispensing portions may include an aperture, whereby the appropriate composition pours out of the compartment.

All the features disclosed in this specification, including any accompanying abstract and drawings, may be replaced by alternative features serving the same, equivalent or similar purpose, unless expressly stated otherwise. Thus, unless expressly stated otherwise, each feature disclosed is one example only of a generic series of equivalent or similar features.

It is noted that according to USA law 35 USC §112 (1), all claims must be supported by sufficient disclosure in the present patent specification, and any material known to those skilled in the art need not be explicitly disclosed. However, 35 USC §112 (6) requires that structures corresponding to functional limitations interpreted under 35 USC §112 (6) must be explicitly disclosed in the patent specification. Moreover, the USPTO's Examination policy of initially treating and searching prior art under the broadest interpretation of a “mean for” claim limitation implies that the broadest initial search on 112(6) functional limitation would have to be conducted to support a legally valid Examination on that USPTO policy for broadest interpretation of “mean for” claims. Accordingly, the USPTO will have discovered a multiplicity of prior art documents including disclosure of specific structures and elements which are suitable to act as corresponding structures to satisfy all functional limitations in the below claims that are interpreted under 35 USC §112 (6) when such corresponding structures are not explicitly disclosed in the foregoing patent specification. Therefore, for any invention element(s)/structure(s) corresponding to functional claim limitation(s), in the below claims interpreted under 35 USC §112 (6), which is/are not explicitly disclosed in the foregoing patent specification, yet do exist in the patent and/or non-patent documents found during the course of USPTO searching, Applicant(s) incorporate all such functionally corresponding structures and related enabling material herein by reference for the purpose of providing explicit structures that implement the functional means claimed. Applicant(s) request(s) that fact finders during any claims construction proceedings and/or examination of patent allowability properly identify and incorporate only the portions of each of these documents discovered during the broadest interpretation search of 35 USC §112 (6) limitation, which exist in at least one of the patent and/or non-patent documents found during the course of normal USPTO searching and or supplied to the USPTO during prosecution. Applicant(s) also incorporate by reference the bibliographic citation information to identify all such documents comprising functionally corresponding structures and related enabling material as listed in any PTO Form-892 or likewise any information disclosure statements (IDS) entered into the present patent application by the USPTO or Applicant(s) or any 3rd parties. Applicant(s) also reserve its right to later amend the present application to explicitly include citations to such documents and/or explicitly include the functionally corresponding structures which were incorporate by reference above.

Thus, for any invention element(s)/structure(s) corresponding to functional claim limitation(s), in the below claims, that are interpreted under 35 USC §112 (6), which is/are not explicitly disclosed in the foregoing patent specification, Applicant(s) have explicitly prescribed which documents and material to include the otherwise missing disclosure, and have prescribed exactly which portions of such patent and/or non-patent documents should be incorporated by such reference for the purpose of satisfying the disclosure requirements of 35 USC §112 (6). Applicant(s) note that all the identified documents above which are incorporated by reference to satisfy 35 USC §112 (6) necessarily have a filing and/or publication date prior to that of the instant application, and thus are valid prior documents to incorporated by reference in the instant application.

Having fully described at least one embodiment of the present invention, other equivalent or alternative methods of implementing a dispensing system and method that contains a plurality of compositions for dispensing, mixing, and application on a surface according to the present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art. Various aspects of the invention have been described above by way of illustration, and the specific embodiments disclosed are not intended to limit the invention to the particular forms disclosed. The particular implementation of the dispensing system and method that contains a plurality of compositions for dispensing, mixing, and application on a surface may vary depending upon the particular context or application. By way of example, and not limitation, the dispensing system and method that contains a plurality of compositions for dispensing, mixing, and application on a surface described in the foregoing were principally directed to a mixing system for skin enhancement cosmetic implementations; however, similar techniques may instead be applied to mixing chemicals in a laboratory, which implementations of the present invention are contemplated as within the scope of the present invention. The invention is thus to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the spirit and scope of the following claims. It is to be further understood that not all of the disclosed embodiments in the foregoing specification will necessarily satisfy or achieve each of the objects, advantages, or improvements described in the foregoing specification.

Claim elements and steps herein may have been numbered and/or lettered solely as an aid in readability and understanding. Any such numbering and lettering in itself is not intended to and should not be taken to indicate the ordering of elements and/or steps in the claims.

The corresponding structures, materials, acts, and equivalents of all means or step plus function elements in the claims below are intended to include any structure, material, or act for performing the function in combination with other claimed elements as specifically claimed.

The Abstract is provided to comply with 37 C.F.R. Section 1.72(b) requiring an abstract that will allow the reader to ascertain the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to limit or interpret the scope or meaning of the claims. The following claims are hereby incorporated into the detailed description, with each claim standing on its own as a separate embodiment.