US 2103261 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 28, 1937.
Filed Sept. 16, 1935 s. w. HUGHES APPLIC-ATOR 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Ji'ewari' W li z ylzes M Ii/M Dec. 28, 1937.- s. w. HUGHES APPLIGATOR Filed Sept. 16, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. 28, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT oF-F 2,103,261 I I APPLICATOR .Stewart W. Hughes, Evanston, Ill. Application September 16, 1935, Serial No. 40,760 8 (llaims. (Cl. 128-65) This invention relates generally to cream applicators adapted for use with cleansing, massaging and shaving creams and the like; and it relates more particularly to a combination supply container and discharge head, by means of which the cream may be fed out at will directly to the face of the user and then, by appropriate manipulation and pressure, spread upon the face with a corresponding simultaneous massage efiect.
'The main objects of this invention are to provide an improved form of toilet applicator which shall be adapted to deposit appropriate material directly on the face of the user and which may then be used to spread the material uniformly over the face and simultaneously massage the skin upon movement of the applicator thereon; to provide such a device in which the massaging and spreading element and the container may be complementary; to provide such a device which shall give a rolling massage effect by manipulation on the face; and to provide such a device which shall be simple in construction andoperation and inexpensive to manufacture.
This invention will be explained in connection with the use of a brushless shaving cream. Heretofore in applying shaving cream to the face, it was customarily spread with a brush and then rubbed into the skin by the fingers to soften the beard; or in the case of a brushless shavingcream the material was spread on and rubbed in with the fingers.
It will be seen that using the device of this invention automatically spreads the material on the face and massages the skin, and at the same time softens the beard, thus supplanting the old, unsanitary and messy methods of present day practice.
This invention is illustrated by the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a sectional view of one embodiment of my improved applicator taken on the line l-l of Fig. 2.
Fig. 2 is a top View thereof. I
Fig. 3 is an axial sectional view showing the head, one of the rollers and the cap, all mutually spaced in their assembling relation.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view of a pair of dies, male and female, together with a slug of metal to be formed thereby, the male die being shown in dotted outline.
Fig. 5 is an axial sectional view of a modified form of my invention. r
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of another form of my invention taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 7.
above the face of the cap.
Fig; '7 isa top view of the form of my invention shown in Fig. 6 with the cover removed,
Fig; 8' is a sectional view of anotherform of my invention. I r
Fig. 9 is a sectional. view of still another form of my invention.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the device of Figs. 1 to 4 consists of acontainer I having a head 2 formed integral. with the container. Said container l' is in the form of a tube, although '10 it is to be understood that it maybe made in any shape, size or form. i
This container I and head 2 are formed by what is known as the extrusion method. The female die 3 (see Fig. 4) is formed with a central cavity 5 and three semi-spherical protrusions 4, each of the latter being provided with a depression 6.
The male die I is conicaland has a longneck 8. A slug of ductile metal 9 such as aluminum' or the like of predetermined thickness is placed in the die 3 and the die 1 is forcibly'applied thereto. The metal-slicing ductile .willfspread and form the head 2 and the excess metal :will be forced'rearwardly between the sides of the male and female dies toform the tubular container 1. The lower portion-of Fig. 3 illustrates the appearance of the tube and head after it has been removed from the die.
Spherical rollers I0 such as glass; composition or metal balls, agate marbles orlthe likeare in- 'serted in the sockets II and rest on the bearing protrusions I2 located one-in each socket so a'sv to space the balls away from the walls.
A cap or roller retaining means l3 of any suitable material such as hard rubber or the like, is frictionally seated on the head 2, but it might be locked to the head by any securing means. Said cap is provided with apertures I4 toallow'a portion of each corresponding rollers ID to project 40 A threaded plug l5 of any suitable material, such as hard rubber, metal or the like, is seated in the discharge or, feedaperture I6 so as to prevent theremoval of the contents when the device 4 is not in use. 5 When the container is to be filled with cream or the like it is customarily forced therein and the bottom thereof sealed. 'i
In operation, the plug [6 is removed and the container grasped in the hand of the'user and ,50 squeezed so that the material therein will be ejected through the aperture l6 directly on the face of the user and then,without restoring the plug, the tube is manlpulatedfltwill across the face, whereupon. with a slight pressure against ing ,afeed apertur the skin, the rollers will rotate within the sockets and simultaneously spread the material on the face, massage the skin and soften the beard.
It will be apparent from the foregoing that the rollers are free to rotate in any direction either sidewise, forward or backward, depending on the direction of movement of the hand 'manipulating the tube; and that all ordinary toilet creams may be used with this device in a similar manner.
Referring to the embodiment of Fig. 5 the head 2' is detachable from the container I, being screw connected as at H. also provided with a threaded outlet aperture l6 so that the contents of the tube may be secured by a threaded plug before the head is attached. The head 2' is formed in a similar manner asthe head shown in Fig. 1, with the exception that the cap I3 is externally threaded to receive the cover 18. -I'n the embodiment of Figs..6 and'l the material in the container I" is fed directly to the rollers ID.- The coverl8 is internally threaded as at l9 so that it may be screwed onto the externally threaded cap l3. The cap l3"'is provided with grooves or notches 20 to accommodate passage of the material in the container I" past the rollers In".
'In the Fig. 8 embodiment only one massage roller lll-a is employed. Here the head 2a has anannular shoulder 2| threaded so as to receive the correspondingly threaded cap l3a. As will be apparent, the cap may be removed from the container and the roller and socket Ha may be readily cleaned. A cover I8" is formed and arrangedto' enclose the said head and roller.
In the embodiment of Fig. 9 the material is placed in a pressure container 22 and flows through a tube 23 to head :2b. A valve '24 controls the discharge of material from the con- "tainer 22 to the roller IUb. As will be apparent, this feature may be embodied in any of the devices shown by a simple modification.
It is to be understood that some of the details set forth maybe altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of the invention asdefinedby the following claims. r
1. A toilet article comprising a container have e at one end, a housing means surrounding said 7 feed aperture, and massage rollers mounted on saidhousing means and sur- V rounding said feed aperture whereby said rollers will rotate freely in any direction.
2. As a toilet article of the class described an applicator adaptedto be removably secured to I a container and having a medial discharge feed aperture and laterally disposed massage rollers on its outer face, a housing means forpositioning said rollersadjacent the periphery of said applicator and surrounding said feed aperture, whereby said rollers will rotate freely in any direction. V a
3. A device of the class described comprising in combination a container and an applicator, the former-being adapted for the storage of an appropriate material and the latter having a head thereon adapted to serve as a closure for the device, said head having an outlet passage and a plurality of sockets in the upper face of said head, rollers seated one in each of the sockets and a roller retainer cap seated on said head and provided with apertures through which said rollers project. 7 V
'4.'-A device of theclass described comprisilig Said container l' is in combination a container and an applicator, the former being adapted for the storage of an appropriate material and the latter having a head thereon adapted to serve as a closure, said head having a central outlet passage and a plurality of sockets in the face of said'head, a plurality of rollers seated onein each of the sockets and a retainer cap seated on said head and provided with apertures through which said rollers project. 7
5. A device -of the class described comprising 'in combination 'a container and an applicator having a head thereon adapted to serve as a c closure for said container, said head having a central outlet passage and a plurality of sockets in the face of said head surrounding the outlet passage, rollers seated one in each of the sockets and a retainer-cap seated on said head and provided with apertures through which said rollers project.
'6. A device of the class'described comprising in combination a container and an applicator, the former being adapted, for the storage of an appropriate material and the latter having a head thereon adapted to. serve as a closure and an outlet-passage for the material in said con- .tainer, said head having a pluralityof semispherical sockets in the facev thereof, rollers adapted to be seated one in each of the sockets, a cap seated 'onsaidhead and provided with perforatory' apertures through which said-rollers project and said cap also being adapted to retain said rollers in the sockets, and means on the distal ends of the sockets providing a bearing for said rollers and spacing said rollers away from the walls-of the sockets.
'7. A device of the class described comprising in combinationa container'and an'ap'plicator, the formerbeing adapted for the storage of an appropriatematerial and the latter having a head thereon adapted to serve as a closure and having an internally threaded outlet passage for the material "in said container, -a plurality of semi-spherical sockets in'the upper surface of said head, a plurality of rollers adapted to be seated one in eachof the sockets, a cap seated on said head and provided with apertures through which'said rollers project and said cap also being adapted to retain said rollers in-said socketsgmeans on the distal ends of the sockets providing a bearing for said rollers and spacing said rollers awayfrom thewalls-of the sockets, and a removable externallythreaded plug'seated in the outlet passage.
8. A device of the class described-comprising in combination a container and an applicator, the former being adapted for the storage of-an appropriate -material and the latter having a head thereon adapted to serve as a closure therefor and having a central internally threaded discharge feed aperture therein, said head also being provided with a plurality of semi-spherical spaced sockets locatedin the upper face of said head. and surrounding the discharge aperture, a plurality of rollers seated one in each of the sockets, a' roller retainer cap seated on'said head and provided with. apertures therein through which said rollers project, means integrally formed on the distal ends of the sockets providing a bearing'for said rollers and also spacing said rollers awayfrom the walls of--the sockets 'and'a removable externally threaded plug 'seated in the discharge feed aperture.
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