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Publication numberUS2022075 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 26, 1935
Filing dateApr 30, 1935
Priority dateApr 30, 1935
Publication numberUS 2022075 A, US 2022075A, US-A-2022075, US2022075 A, US2022075A
InventorsCabrera Ramon J
Original AssigneeFeminine Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Applicator container
US 2022075 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

INVENTOR v Ndv. 26, 1935.

'R. J. CABRERA APPLICATOR QONTAINER Ill,

Filed April 30, 1935 Patented Nov. 26, 1935 UNITED STATES 2,022,075 APPLICATOR CONTAINER Ramon J. Cabrera,

Feminine Products, Inc.,

Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to New York, N. Y., a

corporation of New York Application April 30,

9 Claims.

casing provided with helical advancing means.

operated by the rotation of a cap or other exposed part of the container and acting when so operated to advance and retract the article. Known devices of this type are unsatisfactory in, certain respects. One objection to known swivel containers is the complex nature of the parts thereof which results in expensive forming and assembling operations. Substantially all known swivel type applicator containers are formed of sheet metal throughout. Sheet metal devices of this type tarnish quickly and are easily bent or dented in use with the result that the article propelling mechanism becomes inoperative and the devices present an unsightly appearance.

It has been heretofore proposed that applicator containers be formed of molded materials, thus eliminating the tarnishing, denting and bending referred to above. However, in the past, swivel type article propelling means could not be economically employed in molded containers because of the difiiculties encountered in uniting and assembling the metallic and molded parts of the 35 device.

With the above and other considerations in Gil mind, it i proposed in accordance with the pres ent invention to provide an improved swivel type applicator container forelongated articles such as cosmetic sticks, which container employes' a minimum number of simple parts and-is so designed and arranged that the parts may be quickly and easily assembled without expensive machine operations.- My improved applicator container maybe formed entirely of metal, but in a preferred embodiment, all of the exposed parts are made of molded material, the novel cooperation of the parts eliminating the manud-facturing and assembling difficulties previously encountered in moldcd constructions.

Other specific objects, advantages and characteristic features of the invention will be pointed out or will become apparent as the description thereof progresses.

1935, Serial No. 19,024

In describing the invention in detail, referencewill be made to the accompanying drawing;

Figure 1 is a sectional elevation of one embodiment of my improved swivel type applicator container; I 5

Figure 2 is an elevation, similar to Figure 1, with the outer parts only in section; I

Figures 3 and 4 are respectively sectional views taken along the lines 3-3- and 4-4 of Figure 1 and viewed in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 5 is an elevation of the propelling sleeve of the container;

Figure 6 is an elevation of the article carrier or elevator of thecontainer;

Figure '7 is a sectional elevation of the outer l5 cylindrical casing of the container; and

Figures 8 and 9 are respectively an elevation and a plan view of the operating cap of the container.

, Referring to he drawing, my improved applicator container comprises generally an openended hollow casing l0, one end of which is closed by an operating cap I l and the other end by a removable closure l2. The casing l0, cap I! and closure I2 are preferably formed of molded material which may be a phenolic condensation product or the like, but in its broader aspects, the invention is not limited to or dependent upon the use of molded materials and these parts may be formed of metal or other materials, if desired.

The casing II) has a circular inner bore and its exterior surface may be hexagonal as shown, or may be square, circular or of any other desired form, The upper end of the casing is provided with a reducedportion l3 over which the closure l2 may be telescopically engaged and removably retained by friction. The inner bore of the casing I0 is provided with a downwardly disposed shoulder l4 near its upper end, this shoulder being the juncture between the reduced upper end and the somewhat larger lower portion I5 of the casing bore. A straight groove H5 or equivalent longitudinally extending guide means is formed in the interior wall of the casing l0 and extends from the lower open end thereof to the shoulder M. A shallow circular groove ll extends around the interior wall of the casing l0 adjacent the lower end thereof as best shown in Figures 4 and '7.

A propelling sleeve l8, preferably formed of sheet metal, is disposed within the lower portion l5 of the casing with its upper end engaging the shoulder l4 and its lower end flush with or slightly' above the lower end of the. casing Ill. The sleeve I8 is provided with a helical groove I9 helical slot I9. With'this construction, the upper end of the slot I9 is obstructed by anintegral extension formed on one side thereof as shown at 20 in Figure 5. Two oppositely disposed recesses 2I are formed in the lower edge of the sleeve I8 for.

a purpose which will presently appear.

The operating cap II is preferably of the same exterior dimensionsand form as the casing III and is provided with a pair of integral opposite upstanding lugs 22 which are curved to fit snugly within the lower end of the casing I0. Each lug 22 is provided with a horizontal rib 23 on the exterior surface thereof. The cap i I is preferably hollow or recessed between the lugs 22 so that when formed of molded material as shown, the lugs may flex slightly toward each other when inserted within the casing I0. The circular and vertical dimensions of the lugs 22 are such that these lugs fit within the recesses 2| in the lower end of the sleeve I8 when the lugs are inserted within the lower end of the casing II). An upstanding integral stop post 2d is centrally disposed within the cap II, as shown.

An article carrier or elevator 25 is provided, comprising a cup shaped cylindrical member, preferably formed of sheet metal, and of a size to slide freely within the sleeve I8. The lower end of the cosmetic stick 26 or other elongated article is inserted within the article carrier 25 and a pin 21 is pressed through an opening in the cylindrical wall of the article carrier and through the stick, as shown in Figure 1. The pin 21 is of such length that the end thereof extends outwardly beyond the cylindrical wall of the article carrier 25.

In assembling the container, the sleeve I8 is first placed within the casing III from the lower end thereof and is pushed up until its upper end engages the shoulder I4. The sleeve I8 is turned relative to the casing until the lower end of the helical slot I9 is aligned with the straight casing groove I6. The stick 26 with the article carrier 25 attached to the lower end thereof is then inserted from the lower end of the casing, the protruding head of the pin 21 being inserted through the sleeve slot I9 and into the casing groove IS. The operating cap II is then pressed onto the lower end of the casing, the lugs 22 passing within the cylindrical casing wall and into the recesses 2I in the lower end of the sleeve I8. As-the ribs 23 on'the cap lugs 22 pass within the casing, the lugs are flexed inwardly, and as the cap II engages the lower end of the casing I0, the ribs 23 enter the circular casing groove I1, the lugs 22 snapping outwardly to their normal positions. The cap I I is thus releasably retained in rotative connection with the casing III by the interengagement between the lug ribs23 and the circular casing groove I1. The upper ends of the lugs 22 engage the sleeve I8 on the bottoms of the recesses 2|, and the cap II cooperates with the shoulder I4 to secure the'sleeve I8 against endwise movement in the casing I0.

c It will be understood that upon rotation of the cap I I, the sleeve I8 rotates relative to the casing I and moves the article carrier 25 and stick 26 longitudinally of the casing through the propelling action of the helical groove I9 on the pin 21, the pin being held against rotation in the casing by the straight groove I 6. The stop post 24 in the cap II limits the downward movement of the article carrier 25 to a point where the pin 21 is above the lower end of the helical sleeve slot I9,

thus preventing jamming of the propelling mechanism which might occur if the pin 21 dropped below the helical surface of the slot I9. The extension 20 limits the upward movement of the pin 21 and prevents engagement between the pin and the casing shoulder I4. Thus it is impossible for the user to force the sleeve I8 downward and push off the operating cap II by turning the propelling mechanism beyond its fully extended position.

It will be apparent that the improved swivel applicator container of the invention has many advantageous features. The assembly of the parts is simply and quickly effected without the use of tools or machine work of any kind, the snap connection of the operating cap to the casing serving to hold all the parts in their proper relation. The lug and recess driving connection between the operating cap and the helically slotted sleeve facilitates assembly and avoids the use of a cast or other machine formed connection between molded and metal parts.

It should be understood that the construction and arrangement of the parts may be altered in many respects without departing from the scope of the invention as defined. in the appended claims. Thus, for example, the rib and lug con- 30 nection between the operating cap and the casing maybe reversed, using a rib or protrusion on the casing bore cooperating with a groove or depression on the cap lugs, and the form and number of the cooperating cap lugs and propelling sleeve recesses may be varied as desired. Further, the propelling means may comprise helical guide means on the inner casing wall and straight guide means on the rotary sleeve without departing from the scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. An applicator container of the character described comprising in combination an eiongaied open-ended casing having a cylindrical inner bore, a propelling member within the bore of said casing and rotatable with respect thereto, an article carrier in said casing, means on said casing, said propelling member and said article carrier including interengaging parts and a helical surface for causing movement of said article carrier endwise to said casing upon relative rotation between said propelling member and said casing, a groove in the inner wall of said casing, a cap at one end of said casing, resilient extensions on. said cap expanded within the end of said casing 53. and cooperating with said groove to secure said cap in rotative engagement with said casing, and means on said propelling member engaging said cap extensions and forming a driving connection between said cap and said sleeve.

2. An applicator container of the character described comprising a hollow cylindrical casing having an abutment on the inner wall thereof, a cylindrical sleeve rotatably mounted in said casing, an article carrier within said sleeve, means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including interengaging parts and a helical surface for causing movement of said article carrier longitudinally of said casing upon rotation of said sleeve in said casing, and a sleeve operating closure for one end of said casing comprising an operating cap extending across the end of said casing, spaced resilient lugs on said cap extending within the end of said casing and resiliently engaging said abutment on the inner wall thereof to connect said cap to said casing anda driving having a circular inner bore, a shoulder adjacent one end of the inner bore of said casing, a cylindrical sleeve rotatably disposed within said casing and engaging said shoulder, said sleeve having recesses therein adjacent the end thereof remote from said shoulder, an article carrier within said sleeve, means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including interengaging parts and a helical surface for moving said article carrier longitudinally of said casing upon relative rotation between said sleeve and said casing, an operating cap at the other end of said casing and resilient interengaging means on said cap and said'casing for securing said cap in rotative engagement with said casing, said interengaging means on said cap engaging said recesses in said sleeve and forming therewith a rotative driving connection between said cap and said sleeve.

4. An applicator container of the character described comprising an elongated open-ended casing having a circular inner bore, a shoulder adjacent one end of the inner bore of said casing, a cylindrical sleeve rotatably disposed within said casing and engaging said shoulder, an article carrier within said sleeve, means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including interengaging parts and a helical surface for moving said article carrier longitudinally of said casing upon relative rotation between said sleeve and said casing, an operating cap at the other end of said casing, spaced resilient lugs on said cap extending within said casing at the other end thereof, interengaging means on said lugs and said casing for securing said cap in rotative engagement with said casing and means on said sleeve engaging said cap lugs to form a driving connection between said cap and said sleeve,

said cap cooperating with said casing shoulder to retain said sleeve and said article carrier within said casing.

5. An applicator container of the character described comprising a hollow cylindrical casing having a circular interior groove adjacent one end thereof, a cylindrical sleeve rotatably mounted in said casing and having spaced recesses therein adjacent one end thereof, an article carrier-within said sleeve, means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including interengaging parts and a helical surface for causing movement of said article carrier. longitudinally of said casing upon rotation of said sleeve in said casing,

and a sleeve operating closure for one end of said casing comprising a cap portion extending across the end of said casing, spaced resilient lugs on said cap portion extending within the end of said casing and into said recesses in said cylindrical sleeve, and lateral extensions on said lugs engaging said' circular interior groove in said casing whereby said closure is releasably connected in rotatable engagement with said casing and a driving connection is effected between said closure and said' sleeve.

6. An applicator container of the character described comprising an elongated hollow casing having a cylindrical bore therethrough, an article carrier in said casing, a propelling member rotatably disposed within said casing and having recesses therein, means on said casing, said propelling member and said article carrier including a helical surface and interengaging parts for moving said article carrier longitudinally of said casing uponrelative rotation between said propelling 5 member and said casing, connection means on said casing adjacent one end thereof an operating cap on said end of said casing and extensions on said cap for simultaneously cooperating with said connection means to secure said cap in rotativeengagement with said casing and engaging said propelling member recesses to form a driving connection between said cap and said propelling member.

7. An applicator container of the character de-' scribed comprising an elongated casing having an opening extending longitudinally therethrough, an elongated article in said casing, rotatable means within said casing for propelling said article longitudinally of said casing, recesses in said rotatable means, connection means within said casing adjacent one end thereof, an operating cap at said end of. said casing and resilient extensions on said cap extending within the opening of said casing and cooperating with said connection means to secure said cap in rotative engagement with said casing and engaging said recesses in said rotatable means to form a driving connection between said cap and said rotatable article propelling means.

8. An applicator container of the character described comprising an elongated casing having a longitudinal opening therethrough, a sheet metal sleeve rotatably disposed within said casing opening and having a pair of spaced recesses in one end thereof, an article carrier in said sleeve, means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including a helical surface and interengaging parts for moving said article carrier longitudinally of said casing opening upon relative rotation between said sleeve and said casing, a 40 molded operating cap on one end of said casing, a pair of spaced resilient lugs molded integrally with said cap and'extending within said casing opening, and interengaging means on said lugs and said casing for removably securing said cap 5 in rotative engagement with said casing, said lugs extending into said recesses in said sleeve to form a, driving connection between said cap and said sleeve.

9. An applicator container of the character de- 5 scribed comprising an elongated casing having a longitudinal opening .therethrough, a cylindrical sleeve rotatably disposed within said casing opening and having a pair of spaced recesses in one end thereof; an article carrier within said sleeve, 5 means on said casing, said sleeve and said article carrier including interengaging parts and ahelical surface for moving said article carrier longitudinally of. said casing opening upon relative rotation between said sleeve and said casing, a hollow operating cap on one end of said casing, a pair of spaced resilient lugs on said cap extending within said casing opening, interengaging means on said lugs and said casing for removably securing said cap in rotative engagement with said'casing, said 5 lugs extending into said sleeve recesses to form a driving connection between said cap and said sleeve, and a stop member on said cap between said lugs for limiting the longitu .iinal movement of saidarticle carrier in said casing.

Gil

RAMON J. C'ABRERA.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/78
International ClassificationA45D40/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/06
European ClassificationA45D40/06