|Publication number||US2122580 A|
|Publication date||Jul 5, 1938|
|Filing date||Sep 16, 1936|
|Priority date||Sep 16, 1936|
|Publication number||US 2122580 A, US 2122580A, US-A-2122580, US2122580 A, US2122580A|
|Inventors||Morris John T|
|Original Assignee||Morris John T|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (23), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J y 8- J. T. MORRIS 2,122,580
I PERFUME APPLIGATOR Filed Sept. 16, 1956 7 .2 Fz'fl 1N l-"EN TOR. Joh/y T MORR 15,
Patented July 5, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PERFUME APPLICATOR John T. Morris, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application September 16, 1936, Serial No. 101,057
This invention relates to applicators for applying liquids to a surface, and more particularly to an applicator for applying liquid perfume to one's clothes or body.
The general object of the invention is to provide a fountain applicator in which a liquid perfume may be contained and readily applied to ones clothes or body by rubbing the applicator over the same.
A more particular object is to provide a fountain applicator constructed with a revoluble ball dispensing valve, to be pressed against and rolled over ones clothes or body for applying thereto a liquid perfume contained in the applicator.
15 Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter.
The invention is illustrated in the annexed drawing which forms a part of this specification and in which,
' Fig. 1 is an elevation ofrmy applicator with its cap closing its applying end.
Fig. 2 is an elevation of my applicator with its cap removed from its applying'end for use.
Fig. 3 isa longitudinal section of my applicator 25 with its cap in position closing its applying end.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal section of my applicator as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal section of a modified form of my invention.
Fig. 6 is a horizontal section .taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 7 isa fragmentary longitudinal section another modification of my invention.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary longitudinal section of another modification of my invention.
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary longitudinal section of another modification of my invention.'
Referring more particularly to the drawing in which corresponding parts are designated by the same reference numerals, my applicator comprises generally a barrel I, forming a reservoir for a liquid, such as-liquid perfume, an applicator head 2 and a cap 3 for covering said applicator head.
' The applicator head 2 comprises a plug 4 formed with an external annular flange intermediate its ends and with an external thread 6 extending downwardly from said flange to the lowerv end of theplug, the external surface I of 50 the upper portion of the plug above the flange 5 being straight and smooth. The upper end of the plug 4 is formed with a frusto-spherical seat 8, in which rests an applicator valve ball 9, and the plug is provided with a duct l0 extending downwardly from said seat to a point near the lower end of the plug, there being an inlet I I in the lower end of the plug, communicating with the lower end of the duct I0, and of smaller diameter than said duct. A sleeve I2 is tightly fitted over the upper portion of the plug 4 upon the external surface I, the upper portion of theinner surface I3 of which sleeve being spherically curved to form a seat for the outer half of the valve ball 9 to retain said ball in operative position in the outer end of the plug 4. In the duct III is placed a coil spring I4 which bears at its inner end upon the inner end of the duct Ill and at its outer end against the inner side of the valve ball 9 for normally holding the outer portion of said ball. against its seat I3 for closing the barrel to the atmosphere. A wick I5 extends through the spring I4 the length of the duct ID. The sleeve I2 is provided with an external thread I6 which is engagedby an internal thread IT in the cap 3 for holding said cap in position over the outer end of the applicator head 2.v The barrel I is' provided with an internal thread I8 in 'its open end to be engaged by the external thread 8 on the lower portion'of the plug 4 which is thus screw-seated in said open end of the barrel.
The operation of my invention is as follows: The barrel I being filled with perfume and the cap 3 being removed from the applicator head 2. the applicator is inverted and the ball 9 pressed against ones clothes or body out of close contact with its seat I3 and rolled over the clothes or body whereupon the perfume flows from the barrel, through the inlet I I, duct Ill and wick I5, between the ball 9 and its seats 8 and I3, and out upon the clothes or body. The wick I5 prevents too great an amount of perfume from flowing through the duct I0 past the ball 9. In the form of my invention shown in Fig. 5 a hollow plug 20 is substituted for the plug 4. The inner diameter 2I of the outer portion of the plug 20 corresponds closely to the diameter of the ball 9 while the internal diameter 22 of the inner portion 29 diverges to the lower end of the plug,- which end is formed with an internal annular flange 23 providing an opening 24 in the lower end of the plug, through which opening the ball 9 is introduced into the plug to the outer end thereof, the inner surface of which end is spherically curved to form a seat for the ball 9. A coil spring 26 is located in said plug with its inner end resting upon the flange 23 and its outer end resting against the inner side of the ball 9 for holding said ball on its seat 25. A wick 21 extends through the spring 28. The plug is formed with an intermediate external flange 28, and with an inner externally 2 i f I the construction of the plug 32 is the same as'the construction of the plug 401 the form of my invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, except that the duct 33, spring 34 and wick 33 are shorter than the duct Ill, spring is and wick !5 respectively, and the lower portion of ,the plug is in the form of a screw cap 33 for a bottle 31, said cap being formed with a coarse internal thread 38 for engaging a corresponding external thread 39 on the neck of the bottle. The upper wall 40 of the cap 33 coincides with the fiange 5 of the form 01 my invention shown in Figs..1 to 4 inclusive, and is provided with an opening leading into the inner end the duct 33. A washer 42 provided with a central aperture 43 is placed in the cap 33 against the lower side of the upper wall 40 of the cap. which washer is clamped between said upper waii 43 and the top edge of the bottle 31, when the cap is screwed on the top of the bottle, te provide a seal between the cap and the bottle neck to prevent leakage from the bottle and evaporation..
A washer 44 is placed in the top of the cap 3 for engaging the top of the ball 9 and the top of the sleeve l2 when the cap is screwed on the sleeve thread ll, tor sealing the outer end of the applicator to prevent the escape of liquid past the ball and to prevent evaporation of the liquid.
In the form of my invention shown in Fig. 8 the plug 30 is formed with an external flange 3| intermediate its ends and with an externally threaded outer portion 52 and a reduced inner portion 33. In the outer end of the plug is formed a seat 34 for the ball 9, the outer extremity 33 of the plug being contracted around the outer portion of the ball and forming the outer portion oi! the seat 34 to hold the ball in position in the plug. The duct 33 extends through the outer portion 32 of the plug to the ball seat 34. while a bore 31 0 smaller diameter than said bore 38 extends t ugh the reduced portien 33 of the plug to the inner end of the duct 33. A spring 38 is positioned in the duct 53 bearing at one end against the inner end of the duct and at its other end against the inner side of the ball 3 for holding the outer portion of the ball against the outer portion of the seat 3!. the spring 33. A cork sleeve 30 fits over the reduced portion 33 and is secured thereto. The reduced portion es of the plug together with the cork sleet-e B0 is inserted in the mouth SI of a bottle, with the flange 3| engaging the end of said mouth, the plug thus forming a cork for the bottle. The cap 3 screws on the externally threaded outer portion of the ball 8.
In the form of my invention shown in Fig. 9 a plug 10 is iormed with an external flange ll intermediate its ends and with an inner member 12 and an outer member 13 extending inwardly and outwardly respectively Irom said flange II. The inner member 12 is formed with an external thread 14 for engaging the thread 18 in the open end of the container l. The outer member I3 is formed with an external thread 13 on which the cap 3 screws. The plug E0 is provided with a longitudinal bore I5 extending therethrough, which is formed with a seat 11 in its outer end for the outer side of the ball 9. A bushing I8 is fitted tightly in the bore 18 with its outer end 19 forming a seat for the inner half of the ball 9. In the bore of the bushing 18 is fitted a felt;'wiek extending from the inner end to the outer end of A wick 33 extends through plug to enclose the said bushing, through e. spring 8i which is also I located in the bore of said bushing, with its inner end resting upon an inturned flange 32 on the lower end of said bushing, and with its outer end engaging the inner side of the ball 9.
1. A liquid applicator comprising a plug provided with a bore, said plug being provided with a seat in its outer end, a ball fitted to said seat, a sleeve fitted tightly over the outer end of said plug and formed with a seat for engaging the outer side of said ball, and a spring mounted in said bore and engaging theinner side of said ball fer holding the outer side of said ball against
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|U.S. Classification||401/214, 15/172, 401/209, 401/213, 222/187, 222/322, 222/501, 401/224, 222/414|