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Publication numberUS2325968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1943
Filing dateJul 5, 1941
Priority dateJul 5, 1941
Publication numberUS 2325968 A, US 2325968A, US-A-2325968, US2325968 A, US2325968A
InventorsEdwin Moore, James Katsaros
Original AssigneeEdwin Moore, James Katsaros
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic-applicating aid
US 2325968 A
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Aug. 3, 1943. E. MOORE ET AL ,9

cosmmm APPLIGATING AID Filed July 5, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 20 1 75 21,22 25 2-; s5 is 31 33 E B C D 7.9 8D 8/ 82 Eda/2'21 Moore NVENTORS (5121195 lf'aisaros a 4 21Ma4/P- y REG- as. Pm AGENT- s- 1943. E. MOORE ET AL 2,325,968

COSMETIC APPLICATING AID Filed July 5, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Eldin M001? {INVENTORS dizmealflaisaros REG. MS-PATENI AGE/v7: I

Patented Aug. 3, 1943 7 2,325,968" g 'oosME'rrc-APPmcA'r 'mG v Edwin Moore andlames Katsaros; Los An'gele's',

v V V I I Application July 5, i941, s ia 1N i. 401-,23o T .6 Claims (c1. 132-8837) Our invention relates to means for applying cosmeticsto theiace of a person,-as, per exame V ple the pencilling of eyebrows and especially the; rouging of lips. Y

Particularly does our invention relate $170 an. entirely new and heretofore unsought ior'device, l namely, one thatfunctions in advance of the de- I positing of a mass of cosmetic substance within.

'a given deposit-area of suitablyjshapely design by being adapted to aid in the preliminary depositing of an attenuated and smaller, mass of said? substance or of any suitablecolored matter that will function as a line or outline'defining, at least in part, said deposit-area.

An object, and advantage, in the device referred to, is the facilitating of the. depositing of cosmetic substance by a womanwhola'cks dexterity or who all too often finds herself compelled to complete the operation :in a hurry. 1

A further object and advantage lies in the provvision of compact disposition of the face-400m,

tacting element ofithe device and ofthe'ltherewith associated other elements,- such as the handlertherefor, a swab or'brush," colored substance,

rouge, a pad for carrying said'coloredsubs'tanc and/or rouge, a mirmr-andOtherWise.

Stilla further objectand advantageilies in the provision of a design and :iof'materials used for the parts of the device thatwill permit its manufacture and maintenance ata'low cost, onethat.

will result in a neat and efficient simple and convenient tousen V i, :Additional' objects and. advantages will-dis-.

device that. is

closeithemselves in the following. description and the accompanying drawings 1 of typical, recommended embodiments of our invention.- It is understood that these embodiments arenot to be regarded as limitative but-are actually only illustrative of the principles of our invention, which principles are set forth in th heretoap-r pended claims, and that persons skilled in the art will readily conceive, within the scop of the.- claims, many modifications andvariations of our invention which are not referred to insthisspecia fication or in the accompanying ,drawings; in which W j a Figure 1; is ajfront elevationirview, of pne of many p ssible primary sections :each constitut ing the basic e1ement-.-the face-contactin part-of a device embodying our invention;

Figure 2 is aplanrview of theioregoing,

Figure 3 presentsicross-sectional yiews of a primary sectionshowing threespecies, eachspecies V 7 being illustrated .by twow examples fixarnple being taken as seen in the plane 3+ -3in-F1gure 2.- 1553.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary; perspective View. 9!. V

a primary section providedwithra serrated fa e contacting edge inlieu of the unbrokenedge one sees in Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a front elevation view of a lip+xde;; fining device embodying our invention "butiprjovided with an adjustable secondarygface-con-f tacting section for defining the lo-Wer'lip in addi= a primary section'for defining the upper tionto ,igure 6 isaplan view of the foregoing but with the secondary section and a certain there:

with associated part omitted from the view, E

F u "'1 i a fra men ary, partly sectional, a front viewoi a o h r, l p-defini g devi e simi ar to that shown in Figures 51and ,6 butwitha single,

centrally disposed member mounting the two sections instead of the pair oisimilarlyiunction:

- in 'm m 'e s e p o csl n hec hcr prmi Fi 8 5 rasme t r i rcntriewn alipfi s ev ce e b yin cur inv ntion butfnriivided only with lip. I

,Fi ur 9 is posit-area. v i ure. 10 is a s de lev ticno hesamei ure 11 is a front le t 01 the me- Figure i a d e evat on o the fa e or 'a. WQman-ShOWniII the act pplying-to her upper p. devi e mbod in on inven n,

"Fi ure is a front elevation View qf he sq gl The basic el n -8 primary or i section 20, shown in Figures 12 and 2 (cor responding to A primary section 58 in'Figures 9, l0 and 1,1)- is platelike and is constituted of two substantially equ y d m ns on d a qua ed a f-( t ons 3. andl4,,endwise secured t0 and integral'with one-1 another at the central juncture or depression 12;; r the sing e,- ra e-c c n r. l p c ct n 20 i smet cr o i ins ed d pt d to n ms i an attenuatedfma'ss-oi cosmetic substance or-col oring matter, being concave flr dcominon-to both} symmetrica y edgewise r ies l as, F e r it assumes an-attenuatedformoi the Arabic nu-QQ meral, 3. See also Figure 11. Figure 2 discloses the OHG Ne nature oizedge. .2 1 .See'i lsQ- igu '9. More l cally des bed th cd erlfi is e, ed the l im -ma g a Pa t 6 011 13911 T e t t a oin n r. renamin -m r a part oi section 20 -i 1 indicated by 35.

a e or bo y m-phi irfimrm a a ection for defi in 'thetlcwer L -a.;n a vV w: o a cosm t ap l ir ins id mbo y n r in on nr i'i ed' with '7 7' an. offset. handle whose mean longitudinalfaxis s substant a y no m l t he mean P e c the section 20, as distinguished fromfpartslfi and 35, is indicated by 31. The function of depression 12 is that of a guide for symmetrically disposing'the applicating aid to the upper lip of a person. The entire primary section is constituted preferably in one piece of course, and of metal, plastic or other suitable material.

Referring to Figure 3, Examples A and B illustrate'face-contacting sections of the first species,

' in. which-the body parts or greater parts, 28 and 30 respectively, are substantially in contact with the deposit-area, the plane of which may be vis-.

ualized as that of a vertical line intersecting facecontacting edges thereof, 2| and 22 respectively, their respective penultimo-marginal parts being Otherwise expressed, the mean plane of the deposit-area may be idendesignated by 21 and 29.

tified as the plane that containsthe applicating edge and the heel edge of each plate. In Figure 3, sections A, B, C and D, the heel edges are respectively indicated by I9, 20,- 81 and 82.

Referring to examples C and D in Figure 3, they illustrate face-contacting sections of the second species, in which the body parts'or greater parts, 32 and 34 respectively, are disposed inmean planes that are more nearly parallel with than they are normal to the mean plane of the depositarea and that are' spaced therefrom, the planeoi the deposit-area in each case being visualized as that of a vertical line intersecting the respective face-contacting edges23 and 24, th respective penultimo-marginal parts being designated by 3| 7 and 33.- 7 v In examples A and D are seen strength-according flanges opposite tothe face-contacting edges. In example F- in Figure 3, theface-contacting edge is designated by 26, the penultimo-marginal part'by 36 and the-greater part by 38. It will be seen, bothin examples E and F, that the mean planes of the greater parts orbody parts are more nearly normal to -than they are parallel with that of the-deposit-area, whose planemay be of deriving from too loosely pressing the-section against the deposit-area and thereby allowing it to slide broadsidewise.

Referring to Figures 5 and 6, a device 39 comprises a handle 44 retaining therewithin the two wires 11, the main parts thereof being designated by 4| and the respective, two mutually spaced and substantially parallel guide-parts thereof being designated by 42, which in turn are frictionally, slidably therealong engaged by section-base 45 (through collars 4 3) in turn mounting secondary section 46, which is adjustable in a direction toward and away from primary section 45. If it be'desired lac-make lines for the upper and visualized as that of a vertical line intersecting therespectiveface-contacting edges 25 and 26. Examples E and F represent what-we term the third species of our generic invention, which consists in the spatial relationship of the penultimo-' marginal part in every face-contacting section to the deposit-area on the face, which characteristic is visible in all six examples of course. Obviously, examples A, B, C and D may be pictured as having the face-contacting edges at the bottom instead of at the top as shown, all dependingon whether it be respectively a primary section for the upper lip or a secondary section for the lower I 'lip. Obviously, also, is a relationship of the body partto the face-contacting'edge in which the mean plane of the former strikes that of the deposit-area at about degrees therewith, in which case of course the spatial relationship 'of the penultimo-marginal part relatively to thedeposit area continues to prevail. This exactly intermediate species between thesecon'd and the third rately because the necessarily varying, manual contacting section in practice does not produce exactly-parallel or normal dispositions as described;

In Figure 4, a face-contacting section His pro- 70 vided at its face-contacting edge with serrated species need hardly beshown or claimed separetention ofth'esupporting means for the faceteeth or serrations 48,-whose function isto retain therebetween successively spaced minute masses of colored substancefor producing the attenuated 4 line" with even less danger of fuzzines's theredisposed approximately as shown.

frictionally engaging the shank; Obviously, both examples described,the engagement of the guides bythe collars maybe by mutually engageable,

threaded or otherwise coacting members instead of frictionally engageable members as described. In Figure 8, a lower-lip-contacting device" 54 comprises a. secondary section 55 non-adjustably mounted on shank 56. V 1

In Figures 9, 10 and 11, a device 51 comprises a primary section 58, rigidly mounted on or in tegral with a handle 59, a material such as plastic being probablywery suitablefor .this one-piece typeofdevice. ,y.

The face-contacting section is platelike, It may be accorded'strength and lightness at the same time by suitably flanging itas already. in-' dicated. By theterm, platelike, We have in mind a member whose cross-sectional form may be characterized by. .the longer dimension. thereof being at least -double. the shorter Ldimension thereof. The cross-sectionally more compactly dimensioned section may be regarded more as awire than as a platelike member. i

We term our inventionla cosmetic-applicating aid, with the emphasis on the word, aid, because it is'not a guide for tracing a brush or pencil or the like along the edges and it is not a stencil by. whose aid the entire .mass constituting the lip is depositedinsubstantially a single operation. It is distinguished from a guide in thatthe Y edges are especially shaped sectionally in a manner whereby they may be "usedas stamps,,themselves preliminarily receiving thereuponnarrow. masses of cosmetic substanceforconveying to and redepositing the same upon the lips, eyebrows or elsewhere oftheface to constitute an outline.

or, otherwise expressed, aframe, within whose contour the principal mass constituting the-flip I or -otherwise is. deposited subsequently thereto. The term, supporting part,..and therefrom' derivedterms, asemployed herein, refers to all or :any one or more of the parts. of our device other,

than the'primary sectionor the secondaryi'section. Per example, in Figure 5',- section-base v 15,

wire or wires 11, handle and collars 43, eachis a supporting part orany combination ofthem may be referred to as a supporting part, I 1

Any desired combination of said sections and handles may be used. A single handle may be provided with a plurality of variously shaped said sections for the same persons use, to obtain a variety of difierent lips, each suitable to a given occasion. The sections may be integral with or removable from the handles. The handle must be designed in a mann r whereby it will present no obstruction to the view; however, some persons will find the more horizontally disposed type of handle convenient, while others will prefer the more vertically disposed type of handle or one that is in between. Similarly, some persons will prefer the more horizontally disposed type of platelike section, while others will prefer the more vertically disposed type or a definitely obliquely disposed type of section. It is understood that our invention is not to be regarded as limited to any particular. disposition of the handle or section.

We claim- 1. For depositing, on the face of a person, an attenuated, minor mass of colored matter defining, at least in part, the deposit-area of a thereat subsequently applied, relatively larger mass of cosmetic substance, a cosmetic-applicating aid or device comprising a supporting part and, attached thereto, a platelike, primary section adapted to contact the face by the edge of an ultimo-marginal part thereof, the thereto adjacent, penultimo-marginal part of said primary section being spaced from the face.

2. For depositing, on the face of a person, an attenuated, minor mass of colored matter defining, at least in part, the deposit-area of a thereat subsequently applied, relatively largermass of cosmetic substance, a cosmetic-applicating aid or device comprising a supporting part and, attached thereto, a platelike, primary section adapted to contact the face by the edge of an ultimo-marginal part thereof, the thereto adjacent, penultimo-marginal part of said primary section being spacedjfromthe face, the greater part of said primary section being substantially I part of said primary section being in a mean' plane that is more nearly parallel with than it is normal to that of said deposit-area and that is spaced therefrom. s

4. A lip-defining device, as in claim lprovided with a platelike, secondary section and with two mutually spaced and substantially parallel guide parts that are slidably therealong en-' gaged by at least one of said sections and that contributively constitut means for disposing said sections toward and away from one another.

5. A lipefining device/as in-claim 1 provided with a platelike, secondary section and with a centrallydisposed means that mounts said sections and that contributively constitutes means for disposing said sections toward and away from one another.

7 6. A cosmetic-applicating aid including a plate? like, main section constituted of two-substantially equally dimensioned, arcuatedhalf-sections endwise secured to and integral with one another, said half-sections being provided with a single concave applicating edge common to them both,

said main section, when symmetrically edgewi'se regarded, assuming an attenuated form of the.

Arabic numeral, 3.



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U.S. Classification132/320
International ClassificationA45D40/00, A45D40/30
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/30
European ClassificationA45D40/30