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Publication numberUS20040244811 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/453,492
Publication dateDec 9, 2004
Filing dateJun 4, 2003
Priority dateJun 4, 2003
Publication number10453492, 453492, US 2004/0244811 A1, US 2004/244811 A1, US 20040244811 A1, US 20040244811A1, US 2004244811 A1, US 2004244811A1, US-A1-20040244811, US-A1-2004244811, US2004/0244811A1, US2004/244811A1, US20040244811 A1, US20040244811A1, US2004244811 A1, US2004244811A1
InventorsYi-Ting Chen
Original AssigneeYi-Ting Chen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetics case
US 20040244811 A1
Abstract
A cosmetics case formed of hinged top cover shell and bottom cover shell is described. The top cover shell has two receiving spaces in the inner side, a circuit board and a backlight panel respectively mounted in the receiving spaces. the circuit board has a battery holder holding a set of battery cells and LEDs electrically connected to the battery holder. A lid is adapted to hold down the circuit board and the backlight panel in the top cover shell. The lid has a window therein for holding the user's photo or identification card.
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Claims(9)
What the invention claimed is:
1. A cosmetics case comprising:
a bottom cover shell, said bottom cover shell having a plurality of recessed portions adapted to accommodate a cosmetic powder and a puff;
a top cover shell hinged to said bottom cover shell, said top cover shell having an inner side facing said bottom cover shell;
a mirror mounted in the inner side of said top cover shell; and
a fastening means provided on said bottom cover shell and said top cover shell and adapted to hold said top cover shell and said bottom cover shell in a closed state;
wherein said top cover shell comprises two receiving spaces in the inner side, a circuit board and a backlight panel respectively mounted in said receiving spaces, and a lid adapted to hold down said circuit board and said backlight panel and said mirror in the inner side of said top cover shell, said circuit board comprising a battery holder holding a set of battery cells, and a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically connected to said battery holder.
2. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said bottom cover shell comprises a rod member adapted to control on/off of said light emitting diodes subject to open/closed states of the cosmetics case.
3. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said top cover shell has a plurality of retaining lugs disposed around said receiving spaces and adapted to retain said circuit board and said backlight panel in said receiving spaces.
4. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said circuit board comprises a control plate controlled to switch on/off said light emitting diodes.
5. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said backlight panel has a plurality of holes adapted to accommodate said light emitting diodes.
6. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said lid has a through hole therein.
7. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 1, wherein said lid has windows therein.
8. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 7, wherein said windows are adapted to accommodate photos and personal identification means.
9. The cosmetics case as claimed in claim 8, wherein said personal identification means is a name card.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to cosmetics and, more specifically, to a cosmetics case that shows a personal style and creates a sense of beauty.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004]FIG. 1. illustrates a cosmetics case according to the prior art. The cosmetics case comprises a bottom cover shell 11, and a top cover shell 10 hinged to the bottom cover shell 11. The top cover shell 10 comprises a mirror 101 adhered to the inner side, and a female retaining device 102 at the periphery. The bottom cover shell 11 comprises male retaining device 112, which is forced into engagement with the female retaining device 102 to secure the cosmetics case in the closed status when the top cover shell 10 closed on the bottom cover shell 11, and recessed portions 111 disposed in the inner side and adapted to accommodate a powder (not shown) and a puff/applicator (not shown). This structure of cosmetics case is still not satisfactory in function due to the drawbacks as follows:

[0005] 1. The cosmetics case does not provide illumination. When using the cosmetics in a dark place or at night, the user must move to a bright area.

[0006] 2. Because the cosmetics case has no identification means differentiating it from others, the case cannot be quickly found amongst other products.

[0007] 3. When many people use the same model, the cosmetics case cannot express a particular personal style.

[0008] Therefore, it is desirable to provide a cosmetics case that has lighting means and allows expression of a particular personal style.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0009] The present invention has been accomplished under the circumstances in view. It is therefore the main object of the present invention to provide a cosmetics case that provides illumination automatically when opened. It is another object of the present invention to provide a cosmetics case that has a means to hold the user's photo or identifying means.

[0010] To achieve these and other objects of the present invention, the cosmetics case comprises a bottom cover shell and a top cover shell hinged to the bottom cover shell. The bottom cover shell has a plurality of recessed portions adapted to accommodate a cosmetic powder and a puff. The top cover shell has an inner side facing the bottom cover shell with a mirror mounted in the inner side thereof. A fastening means is provided on the bottom cover shell and the top cover shall and is adapted to hold the top cover shell and the bottom cover shell in a closed state. The top cover shell comprises two receiving spaces in the inner side, a circuit board and a backlight panel respectively mounted in the receiving spaces, and a lid adapted to hold down the circuit board and the backlight panel and the mirror in the inner side of the top cover shell. The circuit board comprises a battery holder holding a set of battery cells and a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically connected to the battery holder.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with regard to the following description, appended claims, and accompanying drawings, where:

[0012]FIG. 1 is a schematic, opened view of a cosmetics case according to the prior art;

[0013]FIG. 2 is a schematic, exploded view of a cosmetics case according to the present invention; and

[0014]FIG. 3 is a schematic, elevational view of the present invention, showing the cosmetics case opened.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0015] Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, a cosmetics case in accordance with the present invention is shown comprising a bottom cover shell 21, and a top cover shell 20 hinged to the bottom cover shell 21. The top cover shell 20 has a mirror 201 disposed on the inner side thereof(as shown in FIG. 3), and a male retaining device 202 disposed at the periphery for engaging a female retaining device 212 at the periphery of the bottom cover shell 21 to hold the top cover shell 20 and the bottom cover shell 21 in a closed state. The bottom cover shell 21 has recessed portions 211 adapted to accommodate a powder and a puff or the like (not shown).

[0016] The main features of the present invention are outlined hereinafter with further reference to FIGS. 2 and 3. The top cover shell 20 comprises two receiving spaces 203 and 204 disposed in the inner side, a circuit board 30 and a backlight panel 31 respectively mounted in the receiving spaces 203 and 204. The top cover shell 20 further comprises a plurality of retaining lugs 205 respectively disposed around the receiving spaces 203 and 204 and adapted to stop the circuit board 30 and the backlight panel 31 in the receiving spaces 203 and 204.

[0017] The circuit board 30 comprises a battery holder 301 holding a set of battery cells 302, and a plurality of LEDs (light emitting diodes) 303. The battery cells 302 provide the necessary working voltage to the LEDs 303. The backlight panel 31 has holes 311 that accommodate the LEDs 303, respectively. Further, a lid 32 covers the inner side of the top cover shell 20 to hold down the circuit board 30, the backlight panel 31 and the mirror 201 in the top cover shell 20.

[0018] The bottom cover shell 21 further comprises a rod member 213 inserted through a through hole 321 in the lid 32 and stopped against a switching plate 304 at the circuit board 30. When the user opened the top cover shell 20, the rod member 213 is released from the switching plate 304, and the switching plate 304 returns to the ON position to electrically connect the battery cells 302 to the LEDs 303, and therefore the LEDs 303 are turned on to emit light. On the contrary, when the user closed the cosmetics case, the rod member 213 is stopped against the switching plate 304 to hold the switching plate in the OFF position, and therefore the LEDs 303 are turned off.

[0019] Further, the lid 32 has windows 322 for receiving the mirror 201 and the user's photo or business card.

[0020] As indicated above, the cosmetics case of the present invention has the advantages as follows:

[0021] 1. The lid of the cosmetics case has a space to hold the user's photo, identification picture or the like.

[0022] 2. A LED lighting circuit is provided inside the cosmetics case to give illumination when the user opens the cosmetics case.

[0023] 3. The internal parts of the cosmetics case are detachable so that the user can replace the battery cells easily.

[0024] 4. The user can set a photo or identification means in the cosmetics case to express a personal style.

[0025] 5. The unit design of the cosmetics case greatly enhances the competitive power of the cosmetics case in the market.

[0026] A prototype of cosmetics case has been constructed with the features of the annexed drawings of FIGS. 2 and 3. The cosmetics case functions smoothly to provide all of the features discussed earlier.

[0027] Although a particular embodiment of the invention has been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.

Referenced by
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WO2013098148A2 *Dec 19, 2012Jul 4, 2013Dieter LjubojevicBattery-operated flashlight
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/301
International ClassificationA45D42/02, A45D40/22, A45D33/32, A45D33/18, A45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/008, A45D33/18, A45D33/32, A45D40/22
European ClassificationA45D33/32, A45D33/18