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Publication numberUS2404815 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 30, 1946
Filing dateJun 13, 1944
Priority dateJun 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2404815 A, US 2404815A, US-A-2404815, US2404815 A, US2404815A
InventorsFrank Satz, Mel Berns
Original AssigneeSamuel Sontag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary applicator
US 2404815 A
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Jazfiy 19416. F. SATZ ETAL SANITARY APPLICATOR,

Filed June 13, 1944 /flMV///////// INVENTORS. FRANK 5/! T2 MEL BERNS Irma-nu I Patented July 30, 1946 SANITARY APPLICATOR Frank Satz and Mel Berns, Los Angeles, Calif.; said Satz assignor of one-half of his rightto Samuel Sontag, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application June 13, 1944, Serial No. 546,170

9 Claims.

This invention relates generally to applicators and more particularly to devices for applying cosmetics and other substances.

An object of the invention is to provide a device for supporting and applying cosmetics and other articles, which is structurally characterized by a handle-forming case having sections adapted to define a cover for a cosmetic stick or other article, and being movably mounted to open or close the case, according as the article is projected from the case for use, or is retracted into the case, all by a simple manipulation performed by the same hand in which the device is held, thus leaving the other hand free to hold a mirror or other article for the use of same as the cosmetic stick is being applied.

Another object of the invention is to provide a sanitary applicator in which the cosmetic stick or other article will be fully protected against contamination, yet can be instantly moved to a projected position for convenient use, all in such manner as to dispense with extraneous parts such as a separate cap or closure requiring twohand manipulation to open and close the case,

with the attending possible annoyance of misplacing or losing such closure.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the above described character which can be inexpensively and durably constructed tary condition; and which presents the compact,

attractive streamlined appearance particularly desirable in feminine accessories of this nature.

With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in the combinations, arrangements and functional relationships of elements set forth in the following specification and par- 1 Referring specifically to the drawing, the invention in'its illustrated embodiment comprises a case A which functions as a handle in the use of the invention, and is composed of an openended cylindrical tube [0 of suitable plastic or other material, having one end seating in a circular recess H in a cap I2, and permanently secured thereto by acetate or other suitable means. Close to its open end, the tube I I] is provided at diametrically opposed locations with rectangular openings [3 in which seat rectangular lugs M on bearing elements l5 of streamlined shape which are permanently secured on the tube In by acetate or other means.

The bearing elements l5 are provided with bearing recesses 16 opening internally of the tube Ill, in which are freely received pivot lugs ll formed on guide fins l8 of the two sections IQ of a streamlined cover B, to rockably mount the sections on the case A for movement to occupy the closed and open positions shown in Figures 2 and 3 respectively. In their closed positions the cover sections co-act to define a chamber 20 (Figure 2) forming a continuation of the open end of the case A and adapted to enclose a cosmetic stick C or other article, the stick being fitted at one end in a circular socket 22 of a support D formed by intersecting guide webs 24 and 25, and slidably mounted in a guide element in the form of an open-ended tube 26, one end of which is permanently secured in an annular recess 2'! formed in the cap l2 to dispose the guide tube concentrically of and in spaced relation to the tube It].

The other end of the guide tube 26 projects beyond the corresponding end of the tube It and is provided at diametrically opposed locations with longitudinal slots 39 receiving the guide fins-l8 to confine the cover sections !9 to their opening and closing movements, and prevent relative lateral displacement and misalignment of the cover sections aboutthe pivot lugs Il.

At its upper end, the guidefweb 24 of the article support D is prolonged outwardly of the socket 22 so as to also project into the guide slots 30 of the guide tube 26, and these portions of the Web are formed to provide a convex curved cam and a wedging cam 36 adapted to co-act with cam surfaces 31 and 38 respectively, on the guide fins l8 of the cover sections l9 in a manner to be later described.

Projecting radially from the web 25 of the article support D, through registering longitudinal slots 40 and 41 in the tubes ID and 26 respectively, are diametrically opposed arms 42, on the outer projecting ends of which ar secured by ace.

tate Or other means, streamlined knobs or buttons 53 which constitute finger pieces to move the support D and the article carried thereby, axially of the case A to occupy an advanced position for use of the article, or a retracted position within the casein synchronism with openingand closing movements of the cover sections [9, the operation of the invention which is 'asfollows:

With the cover sections l9 closed as shown in received; an article support mounted in said Figures 2 and 4, the wedge cams 36 on the article support D jam against the complementarily shaped cam surfaces 38 of the coversections [9 to maintain the latter tightlyclosed, lw'iththelcover sections clear of the cosmetic stick soithatjthe latter will be sealed in theportion of 'the" ass A formed by the chamber 29, aridjwillbe'fully plfQ tected thereby against contamination. ,It will be noted. that by the wedging co-action of the Cams 36 and cam surfaces 38, the cover sections will be effectively locked 'ag'ainstfjopening movement so that ordiiiary'handling 'of thedevice will not dis f place the coversections from their fully closed positions U h v To expose the articleC for use, it is only necessary to manipulate'one knob 53 o rthe o ther by a finger of the hand in which the device is being held, so as, to movelthe knob along therespective slot 4i] from rthe'p'osition' show'n' in -Figure 4, which movement first causes the cams 35 to engage the cam surfaces 31' and instantly' rock the cover sections I 9 to theirmasinium open position shown in broken lines in Figure 3, so as'to permit free and unobstructed aiial movement of the cosmetic stick C to its advanced'position beyond the cover sections, for use 'asdesird.

As the advancing axial movementof thearticle support D fro m its retracte dposition is continued,

thelco ver sections lfiare free to returnto the minimum open posi on shownin full linesin Fi ure .3:.,,t0 whichfpositi'on they 'are 'limited by engager'nent of the cams 35 withtlie outerend porgene of the cover sections,l?igure"3, so as'to maintain the coversections clear of thecosmeticstick.

Upon reversely actuatingjthe knob 43 to efiectax- "ialretracting mover'nent' of the article support D, the earns 35 on the latter' willl'again engage the cam surfaces 38 of the cover sections and will positively move the latter to, and lock them in closedflposition, duringithe final portion ofsuch retracting movement, so that a fullleng'thlcos- 'metic stick will have been previously disposed ,wholly within the cover sections in the chamber 2;), and be clear of thecover sections. It; will be manifest from the foregoing description that the opening'and closing movements of the cover sections l9 are positively controlledin .cams 35 and cam surfacesES, the cover sections ,will close tightly, to adequatelyprotect the'cosjinetic stick or other articleagainst contaminati on,'and will be positively opened'by the co-acting cams 35 and cam surfaces 3'l to:fr'eelypass the cosmetic stick to its projected position for use, all While n bl n an rem s; s 'm r fo rning means tolbeused tojnio unt'the' cover sections forl opening and closing movements.

We claim:

1. A device "of the class "described term-arising:

an elongated case having an open end; a guide 5 between said sides thereof and said guide tube,

. formovement laterally of the case to open and clo'sesaid-end of the ease; inwhich"latter position the sections co-act to form a chambe in which said projecting portion of the guide tube is guidetube for movement axially thereof to occupy retracted and advanced positions; said cover sectionsfandsupporthaving means operable to open oriclofs'e"thefcoversections according as said support is "advanced or retracted; and actuating ,means projecting from said support through said guidetube and Wall of the case for movement axially of the case to actuate the support.

2. A device of the class described comprising:

'a'nelongatedcase having an open end; aguide tube supported in and projecting from saidend of the case in spaced relation to the sides thereof and having longitudinal slots'therein;aplurality of cover sections'receiving the-guide tube 5 therebetween, and mountedon the case between said'sides thereof and saidguide tube, for movement laterally of the case to occupy an open position and a closed position, in which latter said cover sections oo-act to form an article receiving chamber'beyond'said operi end of the casej'ani article support reciprocab-ly mounted in said guide tube for movement axially thereof toioccupya're- "tracted position and an advanced position, in which-latter an article carriedby'th'esupport will project beyond thecovcrsectionsforiuse; said support and cover sections havingco-acting cam meansoperable through said guide slots to move thecoVer sections'to open or'closed position according as said support is 'advancedor retracted;

40"and'means connected to said support by which thelatter can be actuated.

3."A device of the classdescribedcomprising:

the sides thereofand'having'lon'gitudinal slots therein; aplurality of cover sections mounted on the case between said sides thereof and said guide tube, for movement laterallyof the case to occupy an open positionandaclosed position,

in which latter said cover sections co actto'form an article receiving chamber beyond"said "open end of the "case an article support "re'cipro'cably "niounted'in said guidetube formovementaxi'ally thereof to occupya retracted positionand'an advances position, in which latter-an article carriedby" the support will project beyond the cover sections for use; saidsupportarid' cover'sections 7 having co-acting cain means operable through said: guide etstdmbivethe cover sections to open 00 or closedpo's'ition'according asfsaid support is advanced or retracted; 'and'means connected to the support by which'the"latter' canbe actuated; said cover sections'having' guide portionsworking in said'slots of the guide tube forco-action 65' therewith in maintaining the cover sections in alined relationship.

l Ade'vice of the class described comprising:

an elongated case having anopen end;r.aguide tube supported in said casein "spaced relation to the sides thereof and having longitudinal slots between said sides of the case and said guide tube, for movement laterally of the case, to open and close an end of the latter; an article support mounted in said guide tube for movement axially thereof to occupy advanced and retracted positions; co-acting cam means on the support and on said fins of the cover sections, operable to move the latter to open or closed positions according as said support is advanced or retracted; and means connected to said support by which the latter can be actuated.

5. A device of the class described comprising: an elongated case; a guide element supported in the case in spaced relation to the sides thereof; a plurality of cover sections rockably mounted on the case between said sides of the case and the guide element, for movement laterally of the case to open and close an end thereof; the cover sections and guide element having co-acting means to maintain said sections in alined relationship; an article support reciprocably mounted in the guide element to occupy retracted and advanced positions; means on said cover sections and support co-acting to open or close the cover sections according as the support is advanced or retracted; and means connected to the support 0 by which the latter can be actuated.

6. A device of the class described comprising: a tubular case having bearing recesses; a guide tube rigidly supported in the case and having slots; cover sections having pivot lugs working in said bearing recesses to mount the cover sections on the case for rocking movement laterally thereof to open and close an end of the case; means on the cover sections received in said guide tube slots to maintainthe cover sections in alined relationship; an article support mounted in the guide tube for advancing and retracting moves ments axially of the case; co-acting means on said support and cover sections operable through the guide tube slots to open or close said sections according as said support is advanced or retracted; and means connected to the support by which the latter can be actuated.

7. A device of the class described comprising: a tubular case having bearing recesses; a guide tube rigidly supported in the case and having slots; cover sections having pivot lugs working in said bearing recesses to loosely mount the cover sections on the case for rocking movement laterally thereof to open and close an end of the case; means on the cover sections received in said guide tube slots to maintain the cover sections in alined relationship; an article support mounted in the guide tube for advancing and retracting movements axially of the case; co-acting means on said support and cover sections operable through the guide tube slots to open or close said sections according as said support is advanced or retracted; and means for actuating the support.

8. A device of the class described comprising: an elongated case having an open end; a guide tube supported in said case in spaced relation to the sides thereof and having longitudinal slots therein; a plurality of cover sections having guide fins Working in said slots of the guide tube, with portions of the fins defining pivot lugs co-acting with the case to mount the cover sections between said sides of the case and said guide tube, for movement laterally of the case, to open and close an end of the latter; an article support mounted in said guide tube for'movement axially thereof to occupy advanced and retracted positions; and means operable to move the cover sections to open or closed position according as said support is advanced or retracted, r

9. A device of the class described comprising: an elongated case having an open end; a guide tube supported in said case in spaced relation to the sides thereof and having longitudinal slots therein; a plurality of cover sections having guide fins working in the slots or the guide tube and being provided with means mounting the cover sections on the case for movement laterally thereof to open and close said end of the case; an article support mounted in the guide tube for movement axially thereof to occupy advanced and retracted positions; co-acting cam means on the support and on said fins of the cover sections, operable to move the latter to open or closed position according as said support is advanced or retracted; and means by which the support can be actuated from exteriorly of the case.

FRANK SATZ. MEL BERNS,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/59, 220/826, 15/184
International ClassificationA45D40/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/023
European ClassificationA45D40/02C