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Publication numberUS2290886 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1942
Filing dateMay 3, 1937
Priority dateMay 3, 1937
Publication numberUS 2290886 A, US 2290886A, US-A-2290886, US2290886 A, US2290886A
InventorsLenz Erwin H R
Original AssigneeLenz Erwin H R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Styptic pencil
US 2290886 A
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July 28, 1942.

E. H. R. LENZ STYPTIC PENCIL Filed May 5, 1937 I IILIVENTOR.

464 2 BY r I A RNEY Patented July 28, 1942 UNITED.- STATES' PATENT FFICE ST'YPTIC PENCIL Erwinfi lt. Lenz, Milwaukee, Wis. Application May3, 1937, Serial No. 140,519

8 vClaims.

My invention relates .to a new andnovelstyptic pencil inwhichthestyptic material. is molded in the form of cartridges. whichare expelledor ejected one at.a time as. required by theuser.

It isto be-understood, however, that the device may be used. for otherpurposessuch as lipstick, or thelike'.

Obviously styptic material, being. solublein water, decomposes and deteriorates whenmoisture is appliedand the conventional type. of styptic pencil when-exposedto humidity or moisture soon crumbles and breaks. making a very untidy mass. My. device-provides a convenient, neat,- and practical method of supporting-that material during. application-and provides .a. protective means of preserving the material .and making itpossible to carry it oncnes person without danger of breakage or deterioration.

The object of-my inventionis to provide a receptacle that maybe filled and refilled with a plurality of reserve cartridges constructed of moldedmaterial exposing only one ata time and retaining the extra. supply in a sealed container until they areejected one at a time.

Other and further objects .of. my. invention will becomereadily apparent to persons skilled in the art from a consideration. of thei'ollowing description when taken inconjunction with the drawing inwhich Fig. 1 is a cross, sectional view of the assembled device.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the outer .tubular member shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the central tubular member shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the inner tubular member shown in Fi 1.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the entire device shown in Fig. 1, in a reloading position and with the protective cap removed.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the rear end of thecentral tubular member showing the inwardly projecting member, employed.

Figs. '7, 8, and 9-are cross sectional views of various types. of cartridges.

Fig. 10 is a plan view of a section of metal which may be employed in the outer tubular memberthereby making it possible to eliminate the center tubular member in Fig. 1.

Fig. 11 is across sectional view of the outer member with the. metal section shown in Fig. 10

attached.

Fig. 12 is a cross sectional view of a modified type of device employing an inner and outer tube.

Fig. 13 is aperspective' view of the inner tubular member.illustratedinFig. 12 showing the cartridges in, place.

Fig. 14 is a cross. sectional view of still another modified form of device .that may be indexed to eject. one cartridge at a time.'

'Fig. 15. is a perspective View of the inner tubular member employed inthe device shown in Fig. 14, and

Fig- 16 is a fragmentary perspective view of a cap arrangement for the protection or the cartridges asusedin Fig- 14.. A

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding. parts throughout the several views and referring now to thesame the character In illustratesa cartridge of styptic material molded in almanner that provides a pointed and'a blunt end. In Fig. 1 these cartridges III are shown encased. in an. inner tubular member II. This tube II is provided with a plurality of inwardly projecting members I2 and a longitudinal slot I3 extending, from the front of thetubular member II toannlar'gedopening' I4 on the member II. Prongs I5 on the extreme front end depend inwardly serving the same capacity as the members I2 andlanbutwardly projecting member I6 engages the-slotII in the central tubular member I8-as Shown. Thismember I8 has a plurality of inwardly-projecting members I9 engaging the longitudinal slot I3 oithemember II. An inwardlyprojecting member 20 on the extreme rear endoi the member It also engages the slot I3-of the tubular member. ll when the device is extended in an opened position for loading.

In use the tube 2| encases the members I I and I8 acting as an enclosure for the entire assembly. In-the front endof the tube'2l is arecessed portion n for the application of a resilient tube sealing member 23. This member 23-is retained in position by means of an annular band 24 or inany other convenient manner. The depending end of thesealing member 23 extending outwardly from thetubular member 2| securely seals itself -around the entire cartridges ID due to its resilient nature and indoing so it prevents all moisturefro'm entering'the inside of the tube assembly thus projecting the reserve cartridges andleaving only the pointed end of one cartridge exposed. As a protection for this exposed cartridge I0 I show a cylindrically shaped cap ZS-fastened to the outer tube ZI at 26 by means of a cord or elastic 21. The cap 25 fits snugly over. the band 24 asshown and may be applied tothe rear end of thedevice when in use.

The cartridges of molded material may be constructed as shown in Figs. 7, 8, and 9.. In Fig. 7

the blunt end of the cartridge is shown having a recess 28 to accommodate the pointed end of the cartridge following in the enclosure as shown in Fig. 1, and in Fig. 9 a band 29 made of a material other than the molded product, is shown in a modified type of cartridge construction. With the band 29 on the cartridge in the sealing member 23 closely encircles the band 29 without contacting the molded material thereby permitting the cartridges to slide out freely when forced by the cartridge following.

When molded styptic material is used for constructing cartridges, it may be set into a metalic band or the like by means of a water-proof material.

In operation the device shown in Fig. 1 func tions as follows:

When the inner tubular member II is drawn out of the central tube [8 the inwardly project-- ing members l9 retain the cartridges in in position and when the tube l I is again inserted the inwardly projecting prongs l2 will push the cartridges forward thus forcing the exposed cartridge out and replacing it with the succeeding one. The distance that the tube H may travel is governed by the projecting member l6 operating in the slot [1 and when the tube II is in an extended position out of the center tube 18 additional cartridges may be inserted in the opening I4 of the tube II,

By employing the extra strip of metal 30 provided with prongs 3I' as illustrated in Fig. 10 and adherently attaching it to the inside of the outer tube 2| so that the prongs 3| engage the slot 13 of the tube II, the center tube I8 may be entirely eliminated. This assembly is illustrated in Fig. 11 on the drawing.

In Fig. 12 is shown an assembly of a modified form of device employing only an inner tubular member 32 and an outer casing 33. The inner member 32 is provided with inwardly projecting prongs 34 at the front end and slots 35 so that one cartridge may be placed into the outer tube 33 and by inserting the inner member 32 the prongs 34 will force the single cartridge l through the sealing members 23 held by the band 24 to the outside of the tube 33. The reserve cartridges Hl may be retained in the tube 32 as shown. This form of device necessitates the removal of the entire inner tube 32 every time a new cartridge I0 is placed into the outer tube member 33 and by inserting the member 32 the cartridge [9 is forced to a position where it protrudes ready for use.

Another modified form of device is shown in Fig. 14. This consists of an inner tubular mem-v ber 36 inserted into an outer tube 31. The tube 31 has an outwardly protruding flange 38 at the forward end and a slidable ring 39 supports a sectional cover 40 and when the ring 39 is slidably forced backward over the outer tube 31 the sections of the cover 40 are caused to spread when they contact the flange 38. This is shown in Fig. 14. The resilient sealing means 23 in this device is shown held in position by an annular groove 4! or in any other convenient manner. The tube 3! is further provided with an inwardly projecting member 42 at its extreme rearward end and this acts as an indexing member and-operates in the various grooves 43, 43', 43" etc., which are positioned in the wall of the inner tubular member 36 as shown in Fig. 15. The device is loaded with reserve cartridges in a manner similar to the one shown in Fig. 1 and by turning the inner tubular member 36 in accordance with graduations 44 on the rearward end of the device the projecting means 42 enters the various slots 43, 43, etc., thereby allowing the cartridges H) to be forced out one at a time through the sealing means 23 by means of the pressure exerted by the inwardly projecting prongs 45 on the front end of the tube 36.

Although I have shown and described a particular construction of my device, it is to be understood that I can make such changes as I may deem necessary without departing from the spirit of my invention as set forth in the appended claims.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent in the United States, is:

1. A device of the character described comprising an inner tubular receptacle closed at one end, said receptacle provided with a plurality of inwardly projecting members, a slot through the wall of said receptacle, said slot of a greater width near the closed end of said receptacle, an outwardly projecting member near the open end of said receptacle, an auxiliary tubular member adapted to telescopically engage said inner receptacle, said auxiliary member provided with a plurality of inwardly projecting members operated in the slot of said inner receptacle and a slot through the wall for engagement with the outwardly projecting member on said inner receptacle, an outer tube adapted to telescopically encase the auxiliary tube, said outer tube equipped with a resilient sealing means at one end, said sealing means supported by said outer tube and having its open end projecting over the end of said outer tube, and cartridges adapted to be inserted into said inner receptacle, said cartridges tapered to a point on their forward end, and propelled by the manipulation of the tubular members so that one cartridge at a time is discharged and one cartridge at a time retained by the resilient sealing means.

2. A device as set forth in claim 1 provided with a cylindrically formed cap closed at one end and designed to fit over the ends of said outer tubular member for the protection of the partially extending cartridge.

3. A device of the character described comprising an inner tubular receptacle having slots in its walls and inwardly projecting members at its open end, an outer tube adaptedfor telescopically receiving said'inner receptacle, said outer tube equipped with a tubular resilient sealing means at one end, said sealing means having its ends projecting over the endfof said outer tube, cartridges of molded material adapted to be inserted into said inner receptacle, said cartridges tapered at a point on their forward end, and caused to be discharged through said sealing means on said outer tube one at a time or held in position with one end exposed by lmeansof said resilient sealing means.

4. A device of the character described incombination with a plurality of molded cartridges; tubular members telescopically contacting one another, said tubular members provided with inwardly projecting members, the inner tubular member closed at one' end, the outer tubular member provided with a resilient sealing means projecting outward from the end of the said outer tubular member for retaining one of said cartridges in the end of'said tubular member thereby sealing the enclosure for the protection of the cartridges encased therein.

5. A device of the character described comprising an inner tubular member closed at one end, an outer tubular member opened at both ends,

said outer tubular member provided with an inwardly projecting member at its rearward end, and a resilient sealing member at its forward end,

said inner tubular member provided with inwardly projecting members at its open end, and a plurality of slots in the walls of said inner tubular member, said slots to be equally spaced and of various lengths for the engagement of said inwardly projecting members on the outer tube, graduations indicated on the closed end of said inner tube, said graduations corresponding with the plurality of slots of unequal length, cartridges adapted for engagement into the inner tubular member to be expelled one at a time and retained in a partially ejected position by means of said resilient sealing means on the forward end of said outer tube thereby sealing the reserve cartridges in the inside of said inner tube.

6. A device as described in claim 5 wherein said outer tube is provided with an outwardly extending flange near its forward end, a sectional proteotive cover mounted to an annular band slidably engaging the outer tubular member, the sections of said cover to be provided with a contour that will cause their being separated and spread when said cover is slidably drawn over the flange on said outer tube.

7. A deliquescent stick provided with an enveloping liquid-proof shield with one portion of the stick protruding from the shield, the marginal edge of the shield being resiliently contractable radially about the stick whereby to prevent vapor from entering between the stick and the envelope.

8. A soluble stick provided with an envelopin liquid-proof shield with one portion of the stick protruding from the shield, said shield having a resilient sealing means contractable radially about the stick whereby to prevent vapor from entering between the stick and the shield.

ERWIN H. R. LENZ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/309, 401/85, 401/194, 401/57, 401/82, 401/93
International ClassificationA45D40/20, A61J3/00, A61J3/08, A45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61J3/08, A45D2040/207, A45D40/20, A45D40/205
European ClassificationA45D40/20, A45D40/20H, A61J3/08