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Publication numberUS2172517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1939
Filing dateApr 6, 1938
Publication numberUS 2172517 A, US 2172517A, US-A-2172517, US2172517 A, US2172517A
InventorsAnthony Fapini
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet cream dispenser
US 2172517 A
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Patented Sept. 12, 1939 I y I UNITED STATES PATENT orties TOILET CREAM DISPENSER Anthony Papini, Leonia, N. J., `assigner to Fidelity Products Co. lne., Jersey City, N. J., a corporaf tion of New Jersey Application April 6, 1938, serial No. 200,285

13 claims. (oreal-rsf f The present invention relates to an improve- Fig. 3 isa reduced view of Va set of dispensing ment in emollient dispensing devices, and has devices, made in one integral set; and for its principal object the provision of means Fig. 4 is a fragmented, bottom view of the for sanitarily storing and dispensing toilet mouth of the terminal of the dispensing nozzle, 5 creams, salves and the like, for use in the home, taken on line 4 4, Fig. 1, looking in the direc- 5` in beauty parlors and barber shops, where many tion of the arrows. people would have access to, and use such a de- Asshown in Fig. 1, the dispenser comprises a vice. with a consequent possibility of contamimain container 3, made of any suitable material, hating the creams, if otherwise stored and dishas a rounding bottom 54 terminating in an in- 10 pensed. f ternally threaded aperture 4-1, which aperture 1'0 One of the outstanding features is in the promerges into a curved, bored portion 48, the .bore vision of meanswhereby the material to be dis- P of which extends from the aperture 41 into a pensed is initially packaged in containers, which horizontal plane, and terminates at 49, Fig. 1, are so constructed asv to, later, cooperate with slightly extended from the surface 43 of the cony the dispenser, to carry out the feature ofsanitainer 3. The front portion of the bore P, is 15' tary control oi the materials until the` instant provided with a recess 50 in which is seated an of dispensing the material for use. apertured gasket 44.

While one dispensing container, alone,`is found A bored, separable, vertical dispensing spout I1 useful, it is amongst the further features of adhas its lower end provided with a right angled, vantage that two or more such dispensing devices curved extension 53, the end of which is seated 20 may be utilized as a set, thereby to provide, in in said recess 49, and bears against the gasket,v a single set or group, a plurality of dispensing, to effectively seal the jointure in said recess 50.

storage vehicles for rouge, skin cream, astrin- The spout Il has its bore or conduit I9 merggents and the like, all available for skin treating from the curved lower portionl at the gasket ments, as desired. d4 into a vertical position in alignment with the 25 A further feature of advantage is in the conwall 43 of dispenser 3, and at the topfportion of struction of the dispensing nozzle wherein its said spout, the spout and its appurtenant bore is discharge orice is turned downward thus to suscurved into a right angled direction, as at 2l), pend the discharged cream in a position for easyr and :the `spout'and bore portion is again turned wiping removal by the finger ofthe user` from the at aright angle in an easy curve, thus to have 30 Suspended position. This form 0f discharge nozthe discharge terminus of said spout downwardzle has a further feature of advantage, in that 1y directed, substantially parallel with the bore the discharge column, from the main source of i9, as shown at 2l, Fig. 1. The terminal of the storage to the orifice, acts as a blocking means spout is preferably contracted into an elongate n for any loss of the more volatile constituents of discharge port 2|, Fig. 4, to better facilitate the 35 the cream and the horizontal portion of the nozwiping removal of the suspended extrusion F, zle, adjacent the discharge orice acts Aas a trap shown dottedl in Fig. 1. to further retard volatile losses at the orifice. The spout portion I1, as see-n dotted in Fig. 1

As the replaceable, main supply container is and shown in full lines in Fig. 3, is provided with entirely erlClOSed during Operative use thereof. oiset fastening lugs or ears 4|, 42, at the bottom, 40 the volatile essences are thus prevented from and near the top of saidA spout, and headed evalle'atng and the container is sealed against screws 55 are used to fasten the spout against dust and contamination, and is kept Sterile. gasket 5u and the seat 43 of the container, to

The fOlegoing, and other features 0f advantage hold the spout Il in firm operative position. As

will be apprehended as the herein description thus described, a. cream conductive duct is 45 proceeds, and it will be obvious that modicaformed leading from the` interior, 0f the contions may be made in the herein disclosed strucminer 3, and when Athe device is used, the cream ture, Without departing from the spirit hereof 0r flows in the direction of the arrows I8, 22, shown the scope of the appended claims. in Fig. 1, therein. In the drawing: The lower portion of the container, either in 50 Fig. 1 is a vertical section enlarged, taken on Single structure, asin Fig, 1, Opin a, Set as shown line l-i, Fig. 3, looking in the direction of the in Fig, 3 may be provided with legs L 130v Operaarrows; tively support the container.

Fig. 2 is a side View of the storage jar or con- The upper portion of the container 3 may be tainer, partially sectioned; provided with threaded portions 2Q, Fig. 1, which 55 Vreaches the shoulder 38. The enlarged head 45 are engageable with a threaded removable cap 2, said cap being provided with a depending, bored bushing I3, into which is rotatably suspended the cylindrical end of a stem 5, the upper end 23 of which is stepped down in diameter and is litted into and rmly held in a depending bushing I5 of a knurled cap I, by a set screw.

The flange 28 of the cap I is knurled, as shown at 21, as is also the iiange of cap 2, as shown at I4, Fig. 1,

Below the end of the bushing I3, and in operative engagement therewith is located a collar II, which may be affixed to stem 5, by a key pin I2. This collar rotatably maintains the stem 5 in the bushing I3.

The lower end of stem 5, as seen in Fig. 1, is threaded from below collar I2, as at 6.

A plunger piston 8, Fig. l, is provided-with a hollow, cylindrical extension 1, the upper interior end of which is provided with a thread 21, which engages with threaded end 6 of stern 5, and which, when cap I is rotated causes the plunger assembly to ride downwardly, or upwardly according tothe direction in which the cap I is rotated.

The plunger head 24 has mounted thereon a leather cap p-iston 9, the outer perimeter of which is flanged downwardly as at 25, Fig. 1. This cup is held in pressure operating position on the plunger head 24, by means of a central cup holding screw 45, which is threadedly engaged with said headed screw. 'I'he head 45 of the screw 46 is purposely enlarged for purposes hereinafter to be described.

As disclosedV in Fig. 1, the plunger head 24. is shown with a downwardly crowned contour, to which the cup leather 9 conforms, for a purpose later to be described.

In Fig. 1, is shown a vitreous storage jar, generally denoted by I0, which has a lower threaded discharge opening, which is threadedly engaged by its thread I0" to the threaded opening 41 of the container 3, thus to removably support the storage jar I0 in operative position.

When the storage jar is mounted as shown in Fig. 1, it ts tightly against a compressible gasket W, to guardA against leakage between the gasket seats 56.

As shown in Figs.1 and 2, the storagejar I0 is provided with a large open end, whichis provided with external cover engaging threads I0-, these being, preferably, of the bayonet locking type. The large open end of thejar I0, as will be noted in Fig. 1, operably receives therein-the cupped plunger head 24 in a vclose t, the jar I0 thus acting as a cylinder for the cupped plunger, so that as the plunger assembly is screwed down, it will force the plastic contents of the jaw Il) downwardly, and cause some of said contents to be extruded as at F, Fig. 1, there to be removed, by the user, as previously described.

As the material in jar I0 becomes gradually exhausted, and as the cupped plunger finally reaches the bottom 0f the jar II), the contour of the face'of. the cupped plunger, which is virtually the same contour of the inside of the rounded shoulderv38, of theY jar I0, will practically extrude the last remainingportions of the contents of container I0, the exible flange 25l of the cup packing 9, being then contracted as it of the screw 46 also entersV the discharge aperture of jar I0, when the plunger is at the lowerV end of its stroke and this action tends, also to lea-ve little, if any residue of the contents in the jar.

After the jar I0 of Fig. 1 is emptied, the cap 2 is unscrewed, and the plunger assembly is then removed, the jar I0 is unscrewed and removed, and a freshly opened jar ID and contents is screwed into operative position, the plunger assembly is then adjusted, and again placed in the operative position, as shown in Fig. 1.

From the foregoing description it will be noted that the creams are protected completely from the initial filling of the jar, to the nal dispensing of the product contained therein.

The jar I0 herein disclosed, and as seen in Fig. 1, is open at both ends and provided with two removable closure caps 3| and 32, Fig. 2. Both ends of the jar are provided with cap engaging means in the form of molded on, interrupted threads I0' and I0, upon which are threadedly engaged the covers or caps 3| and 32. Each of these caps are provided with a suitable gasket, such as 40, for the small closure cap, and 40 for the larger closure cap. The cap 3| may first be positioned tightly as a closure, and the cream may then be introduced into the jar, preferably by a machine filler, and then after filling, the cap 32 may then be firmly screwed on, and the jar is then ready for shipment and storage until required for use. Under the foregoing proceedings, it will be obvious that the creamY is fully protected from contamination until the instant of use.

It is understood that the degree of viscosity of the materials dispensed from the device herein disclosed is such that the extruded portion F at the nozzle 22, will remain indefinitely suspended, until removed as described.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

- 1. Atoilet. article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a cylindrical vessel having a lower end wall having a neck; an invertedmushroom-shaped plunger disposed in said vessel in slightly spaced relation with the walls there of; means for raising and lowering the plunger; a leather piston conformably tting on the intramarginal portion of th-e lower face of the plunger and provided with a downwardly flanged peripheral portion engaged with the wall of the vessel; a screw passing through the center of the piston and provided with a cylindrical head adapted to ll said neck at the lower limit of movement; the contour of the inner face of the lower wall of the vessel conforming to the contour of said lower face at said lower limit.

2. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a main container having at the lower end a small threaded central opening; a spout connected to said opening; a jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening; a cap on the container and provided with an axial bore; a stem in said bore; an inverted-mushroom-shaped plunger disposed in said jar in slightly spaced relation with the walls thereof and connected to said stern; a leather piston conformably iitting on the intra-marginal portion of the lower face of the plunger and provided with a downwardly flanged peripheral portion engaged with the wall of the jar; a screw passing through the center of the piston and provided with a cylindrical head adapted to iill said neck at the lower limit of movement; the contour of the inner face of the lower wall of the jar conforming to and fitting the lower face of the piston at said lower limit, the flanged periphery of the piston disposing itself in the space between the plunger andV the side walls of the jar,

whereby the piston and said screw head cooperate to express all of the cream from the jar and neck at said lower limit.v

3. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a main container having at the lower end a small threaded central opening; a radially disposed duct connecting with said opening and having a gasket around its outer end; a spout secured against the outer face of the container and secured against said gasket and communicating with the duct; a :jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening; and a piston in the jar.

4. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a substantially cylindrical main container, having at the lower end a small threaded central opening, a radially disposed duct extending from said opening under the container to the periphery thereof provided with an annular shoulder in its outer end; supporting means for the container extending below said duct; a gasket on said shoulder; a spout disposed flat against the outer face of the container and having a lower extension disposed against said gasket, the upper end of the spout being outwardly and downwardly turned; oil-set fastening lugs on -opposite sides of upper and lower parts of the spout engaged against the container; screws passing through the lugs into the structure of the container; a substantially cylindrical jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening; and a piston in the jar.

5. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a substantially cylindrical main container, having at the lower end a small threaded central opening, a radially disposed duct extending from said opening under the container to the periphery thereof provided with an annular shoulder in its outer end; legs on the container projecting below said duct; a gasket on said shoulder; a spout disposed flat against the outer face of the container and having a lower extension disposed against said gasket, the upper end of the spout being outwardly and downwardly turned and provided with a lower narrow elongated discharge port disposed radially to the container; off-set fastening lugs on opposite sides of upper and lower parts of the spout engaged against the container; screws passing through the lugs into the structure of the container; legs formed on the lower part of the spout and con tainer and projecting below said duct; a gasket around said central opening; a substantially cylindrical jar having an annular shoulder on its end wall resting on said gasket, said jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening; a cap on the container having an axial bore; a stem in said bore and a plunger piston in said jar connected to said stem.

6. A toilet .article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a main container having at the lower end a small threaded central opening; a spout against the outer face of the container and having a part extending under the container and connected to said opening; supporting means for the container extending below said part; a jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening; .a piston in the jar engaged with the side Walls of the jar; and means for operating the piston.

'7. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a main container having at the lower end a small threaded central opening; a spout against the outer face of the container and connected to said opening; a gasket around said opening; a jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening and having an annular shoulder around the neck engaged with said gasket; and apiston in the jar.

8. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a main container having an exteriorly threaded open'upper end and at the lower end a small threaded central opening; a spout against the outer face of the container and connected to'said opening; a jar having a threaded neck engaged in said central opening, and an open upper end; a cap on the container and provided with an inner axial bored bushing; a cap engaged on the upper threaded portion of the container and provided with an inner axial bored bushing; a cylindrical stem rotatable in said bushing and provided with a threaded lower end, a collar engaged against the bushing and a knurled head at the upper end; stem rotatable in said bushing and provided with a thread Ibelow the bushing and a knurled head at the upper end; a plunger in said jar and provided with an upper hollow stem-like extension having the upper part of its interior reduced in diameter and having threads engaged with the threads of said stem; and a piston on the lower face of the plunger and engaged with the wall of the jar.

9. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising an integral body comprising a plurality of main containers each having at the lower end a small threaded central opening; said containers being integrally secured in standing position side by side; a spout against the outer face of each container and connectedto said opening and having a downturned discharge end near the upper part of the container; a jar having a threaded neck engaged in each central opening; a cap on each container and provided with an axial bore; stem rotatable in said bore and provided with a knurled head at the upper end and a threaded part below the bore; a plunger in each jar connected to said stem; and a piston on the lower face of the plunger and engaged with the side walls of the jar.

10. A toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, said article comprising a cylindrical receptacle having at the lower part an opening; a spout disposed upwardly along the outer part of the receptacle and communicating with said opening; and a piston in the receptacle engaged with the side walls of the receptacle; the upper end of the spout being outwardly and downwardly turned .and provided with a lower narrow elongated discharge port disposed radially to the receptacle.

11. In a toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, the combination of a cream jar having a substantially cylindrical side Wall ,and a lower wall having a neck and a substantially concaved inner face; a plunger piston in said jar spaced from said side wall and having its lower face conforming in contour to said lower face and the interior of the neck and provided with a downwardly flanged periphery engaged with the wall of the jar, said plunger piston being in part sufciently yieldable to adapt the plunger piston to engage upon and conform to substantially all parts of said inner face.

12. In a toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, the combination of a cream jar having a substantially cylindrical side wall and a lower wall having a neck and a substantially concaved inner face; a plunger piston in said jar and having its lower face conforming in contour to said lower faceand the interior of the neck and provided with a downwardly flanged periphery engaged with the wall of the jar, said plunger piston being adapted to move into subtsantial engagement with and to conform to substantially all parts of said inner face.

13. In a toilet article for dispensing toilet creams, the combination of a cream jar having a substantially cylindrical side wall and a lower lo Wall having therein a neck; a plunger in said jar

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2430718 *Dec 1, 1943Nov 11, 1947Jacobson James JDispensing container with ejector plunger
US4823992 *Aug 27, 1987Apr 25, 1989Afros S.P.A.Metering device for feeding liquids to a mixing head
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/135, 222/390
International ClassificationA45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/00
European ClassificationA45D40/00