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Aug. 31, 1948. KRUCK 2,448,033
LIP ROUGE DISPENSER APPLICATOR Filed March 12, 194'! IN VEN TOR.
MZKm. BY 174%??? Patented Aug. 31, 1948 LIP ROUGE DISPENSER 'APPLICATOB -Ralph E..Krucl, Elairlsell Point, Conn.
ApplicationMarch 12, 194:7, Serial No.
A Clairna' (Cl.132-79.2)
This invention relates to :devices for applying lip rouge and the like and this 'applicationiis a continuation in part .of an application Serial Number 665,435, filed by me on April 27, I946.
The principal objects of the invention are directed to the provision of a lip rouge applicator device which is simple in form, light in weight, and eiiicient in operation, and according to novel features of the invention, asupply of lip rouge may be inserted or placed in thedevice and the user may force the same from the applicator component of the :device in any desired quantity for application to the lips.
With the foregoing and various other novel features and advantages and other obj ects of my invention as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of .construction and in the combination and .arrangementof parts as will be hereinafter more particularly pointed out in the claims hereunto annexed and more 'fully described and referred to in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
.Fig. 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevational view through "a lip rouge applicator device embodying the novel tea tures of the invention;
Fig. "2 is a plan sectional'view-on the line 2- 2 of Fig. '1;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device;
Fig, 4 is a sectional "elevational view on the 1ine'4-4 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a sectional elevational View on the line 5--5 of Fig. 3; and
of the rouge applicator Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional elevational view f 1' through the end of the applicator; and
Fig. '7 is a plan view similar to Fig. 3 showing a modified form oithe'invention.
Referring now to the drawings more .in detail, the invention will be fully described. I
A tubular barrel is representedby 2 which has an'internally threaded portion '4 at its lower end which is preferably of relatively short length as compared to the length of the barrel. A hollow plunger 6 is disposed within the "barrel .and is provided substantially throughout its length with screw threads in screw-threaded engagement withthe threaded portion 4 of the barrel. This plunger 6 .is hollow not 0 '1y so .as to contribute to the lightweight construction of the .devicebut also to provide a receptacle in which various obj ects may be placed.
-A washer .8 which maybe of yieldable material such as leather, rubber, fabric or the like, is provided at the upper end of may .be secured therein .in .any convenient manner. In the form of the invention shown, the end :portion Ill of -:the plunger 6 is turned inwardly to provide a flange which is seated in an annular groove around the washer 8 as shown.
the plunger .6 and Of. In this Way,
A ferrule I2 "is provided whichris tubular in iormland in its lower'portion'it is provided-with a bayonet slot M of usual form which receives an inwardlyprojecting part Hi of'thebarrel. The ferrule l=2 may beremoved :from'the barrel by turning it and moving itaxially relatively so that the projection :16 :passes through and out of the slot l 4. Ordinarily the'ferrule will-remain in the barrel except when lip rouge material :is :tobe placed in the barrel. 2
An applicator tip It extends upwardly through the ferrule and has a aflange 20 ataits lowerend and below the lower end of the .ferrule. The tip will be hereinafter "more fully 'de'scribed.
'Theiplunger 6 is ishown in Fig. 1 inns-upper position and the spacebetwe'en 1thewasher= 8:and flange 20 of the applicator tip providesa-reservoir or space 22 in which the rougematerial isplaced.
An outer shell 24 which is1prefera'bl tubu-larin form-has a portion Iii-at its upperendwhich is reduced so as to be slidable 'on the barrel. The upper portion'Zli of the shell is offset inwardly providing thebearing between the shell at its upper end andthe shell so that the shell is spaced from thebarrel throughout its length except'for the bearing '26. 'Inwthis way, theshell maymWe freely relative to the barrel, and-.overcomesrsuch difiiculties :as might be :caused were "the barrel and shell out ofaccuratealignment.
Adjacent the 'lower' end of the plunger =6 there are one or more slots :such as .28, and 'the lower end 30 of :the outer shell is turned inwardly at substantially right'angles to the side wallof the shell with tongues 32 "turned downwardly-seas :to lie in the-slots 28 of the plunger.
By grasping the barrel 2 above the upperend of the shell -ZB the shell maybe rotated'relative to the barrel and as it rotates'the plung'er isrotated through the tongues2'8 engaging the slots therethe plunger may be moved axially through *the action of the 'screw threa'ds from its lowermost position upwardly. With rouge material between the upper end of the plunger and the applicator tip,=the rouge material is forced'upwardly to and through theapplicator tip which is of special constructionas-will be later described.
A lower cap 34 or any desired ly engag-eable with .the lowerend 6 and when in place, as shownpit closes the end of the hollow plunger. A cap 33 is; provided which fits overthe ferrule l2 so as to enclose and conceal the tip it and when the tip is to be employed for the purpose of applying rouge the cap may ifdesired be slipped over the lower cap 34. 1
It w-illbe notedthat'theiplungeris spaced from the barrel whereby as the shellis also spaced. from the barrel 'free rela tive'movements of 'the'parts'is accomplished even though theparts are somewhat misaligned and friction is obviated.
formis frictional 35 Of'the plunger The applicator tip IE will now be described with reference to Figs. 3 to '7, inc. Said applicator tip is preferably cylindrical in form and is provided with a lower flange as described. The upper end face of the applicator tip is concaved at 40 as shown clearly in Fig. l, and ribs 42 in spaced relation extend across said concaved end face.
The applicator tip is provided with an axial bore 44 which has a tapering inlet 46 at the lower end thereof. Intermediate the ends the bore 44 tapers inwardly at 48 to a narrow slot 50 which extends to and through the con-cave end face All. With the applicator tip in the ferrule and as pressure is applied to the rouge in the reservoir below the tip by the upwardly moving plunger the rouge material is forced into the bore of the tip and is extended outwardly through the slot 50 in ribbonlike form.
The tip l8 will preferably be made from some yieldable material such as rubber, synthetic rubher, or the like, or it may be desired to employ plastic for the tip which may be somewhat more rigid than a rubber composition.
The tapering entrance to the bore of the tip is desirable to avoid restriction of the flow of the rouge material into the bore. The upper portion of the tip where it projects above the ferrule and adjacent the slot 50 indicated by 52 is of greater thickness than the wall adjacent the bore 4 This thick wall eliminates expansion of the tip as pressure is applied to the rouge material whereas any expansion of the tip therebelow is resisted by the ferrule.
The ribs 42 extend upwardly vertically from the concave face of the tip and their outer longitudinal edges are rounded as at 43 in Fig. 6. As will be seen with reference to Fig. 4, the ribs 42 decrease in height outwardly from the central axis of the tip. That is, the ribs are of less height at 54 than at 56. In fact, the ribs at their outer opposite ends substantially merge with the periphery of the tip.
With rouge emitted through the slot 50 so that there is a sup-ply on the end face of the tip, the device is manipulated in such a. way that the concave end of the tip fits the lip and traverses back and forth thereon. Rouge emitted through the slot is more or less disposed on the end face and between the ribs and as the ribs traverse the lip the rouge is rolled thereonto or applied thereto smoothly.
It has been discovered that ribs of the form described apply the rouge in such a manner that it is evenly applied in all respects while the mar ginal edges of the applied rouge are smooth and clean-cut. This is thought to be due to the fact that there is less rouge between the ends of the ribs than at the central portions thereof. That is, the supply of rouge between the ribs i less at the ends of the ribs than at the center so that there is not excessive rouge at opposite sides of the tip and the marginal edges of the applied rouge are clean-cut.
It may be desirable to provide projections at opposite sides of the tip adjacent its end for rubbing over or ironing the rouge after it has been applied thereby to smooth out the rouge should it be desired or necessary. Such projections may or not be used and are indicated by dot-dash lines 58 in Figs. 3 and 5. According to modification of the invention shown in Fig. '7, ribs such as 43 may extend generally across the concaved end face of the tip but may be curved. In all cases the ribs will be rounded on their 0 1.
spects merely as being illustrative and not as being restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all modifications and variations as fall within the meaning and purview and range of equivalency of the appended claims are therefore intended to be embraced therein.
What it is desired to claim and secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. An applicator comprising in combination, a cylindrical body having a passageway therethrough and an upper end face which is transversely concaved corresponding substantially to the contour of a person's lip, and a plurality of spaced ribs extending u-pwardly'from said face and extending across said face, the upper sides of said ribs intermediate the ends thereof being concaved similarly to the concavity of said end face.
2. An applicator comprising in combination, a cylindrical body having a through and an upper end face which is transversely concaved corresponding substantially to the contour of a person's lip, and a lurality of spaced ribs extending upwardly from said face and extending across said face, the upper sides of said ribs intermediate the ends thereof being concaved similarly to the concavity of said end face, said ribs extending a greater distance above said end face at the central portions thereof than at opposite ends thereof and being rounded on upper sides throughout their length.
3. An applicator comprisin in combination, a cylindrical body having a passageway therethrough and an upper end face which is transversely concaved corresponding substantially to the contour of a persons lip, and a plurality of spaced ribs extending upwardly from said face and extending across said face, the upper sides of said ribs intermediate the ends thereof being concaved similarly to the concavity of said end face, said ribs extending a greater distance above said end face at the central portions thereof than at opposite ends thereof and being rounded on upper sides throughout their length, said passageway including an axial bore having an inwardly tapering inlet at the lower end of the applicator and which tapers to an elongated slot extending from the bore intermediate the ends of the applicator to and through the end face.
4. An applicator for rouge material or the like comprising in combination, an elongated body having a longitudinal axis and an end face for applying material disposed transversely to the said axis, said face formed to have laterally spaced alternate ridges and grooves extending thereacross with the bottoms of the grooves inwardly from the ends thereof disposed in planes below the plane of said grooves at said ends, and upper sides of said ridges being rounded transversely to their length,
RALPH E. KRUCK.