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Publication numberUS2691184 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1954
Filing dateAug 6, 1951
Priority dateAug 6, 1951
Publication numberUS 2691184 A, US 2691184A, US-A-2691184, US2691184 A, US2691184A
InventorsLotthammer Eric K, Miller Grace G
Original AssigneeMiller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic kit for the application and removal of lipstick
US 2691184 A
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Oct. 12, 1954 HAL 2,691,184


AT TORNE Y Patented Oct. 12, 1954 COSMETIC KIT FOR THE APPLICATION'AND REMOVAL OF LIPSTICK Grace G. Miller, Seldovia, Territory of Alaska, and Eric K. Lotthammer, Jamaica, N. Y.; said Lotthammer assignor tosaid Miller Application August 6, 1951, Serial No. 240,512

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to a container for liquid lipstick and its remover.

It is an object of the invention to provide in a container for liquid lipstick and its remover a main reservoir for the liquid, lipstick and a main reservoir for the remover, and wherein in each reservoir there is provided a pen reservoir which constitutes a valve element which can be turned automatically to align openings between the pen reservoir and main reservoir as the cap containing the brush pen is fixed to the container, and wherein automatically as the cap and the brush pen is removed, the openings will be placed out of registry with one another so that there is little chance of spilling the liquid from the container if the container is placed in a horizontal position with the cap being removed.

It is another object of this invention to provide in a single casing a lipstick liquid and a remover and wherein access can easily be made to either one or the other by the mere removal of a cap.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a container for a liquid lipstick and its remover along with means for applying the same, which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, has a minimum number of parts, compact, durable, for pleasing appearance, automatic in operation, and efiicient in use.

For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed construction, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the container embodying the features of the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a collective and perspective view of a cap, pen reservoir and the valve seat, which is' incorporated in each end of the container.

Fig. 4 is an elevational view of the container with one of the caps removed and with the upper portion of the container broken away and shown in sections, the pen reservoir being turned to a position out of registry with the opening leading to the main reservoir and lying in the valve seat.

Referring now to the figures, I represents a sleeve which is internally threaded on one end as indicated at II, and internally threaded on the other end, as indicated at l2. In the middle of the sleeve I0 is a plug partition I3, against which reservoirs I4 and I5 respectively abut.

In each of the reservoirs, I4 and I5, there is fitted a valve seat, I6, that has a tapered internal opening I'I therein for receiving a tapered pen reservoir I8. The valve seat has an elongated slot I9 in its wall through which liquid may pass from the main reservoir to an elongated slot 20 in the pen reservoir I8, upon the slots I9 and 20 being in registry with one another.

The valve seat I6 is partially held in the open end of the reservoir but is further enclosed by a collar 2|, having an inwardly extending flange, 22, that lies over a regularly extending flange 23 of the pen reservoir.

The pen reservoir I8 has on its flange end arouate projections, 24 and 25, which are separated from one another to provide interengaging means or slots 26 for receiving respectively interengaging means or projections 27 on the inner face of a screw cap 28 for clutch engagement therewith whereby as the cap is turned and threaded into or out of the sleeve pen, the pen reservoir can be turned to place the slots I9 and 29 in registry with one another or as the cap is removed to rotate the slots out of registry with one another and in the position shown in Fig. 4. The cap 28 has threads 29 thereon and a handle portion 30. .A tapered brush pen 3I projects forwardly from the front face of the cap.

To initially fill the main reservoir with the liquid lipstick or liquid remover, it is only necessary to rotate the pen reservoir manually until the slot in the side wall of the reservoir is in line with the corresponding slot in the valve body. The contents of the liquid supply is then poured into the pen reservoir opening from which it enters the main reservoir. The pen reservoir is then rotated manually until the slots are out of alignment and to a closed position. The liquid remaining in the apex of the reservoir will saturate the brush for the initial application.

With the main reservoir filled and the pen cap threaded upon the sleeve, the slots in the pen reservoir and valve body are in alignment. This allows the liquid to flow from the main reservoir to the pen reservoir. The brush which occupies the pen reservoir will absorb the liquid, either the lipstick liquid or the lipstick remover liquid, at which time the flow of liquid ceases. The threading of the cap and sleeve is so designed that when unscrewing the brush pen at its cap, the slots of the valve body and of the pen reservoir are put out of alignment and there can be no flow of the liquid between the reservoirs. The liquid fiow will accordingly be shut off, so that the container can be laid down or put in a horizontal position without loss of the liquid. The container is thus sealed when the cap is in place and as well when the cap is removed. This is due to the relatively coarse screw-threading which enables the projections rapidly respectively to enter or withdraw from the slot 26 immediately with relation to the described valve actuation. After the brush has been used, the pen cap is screwed into position and due to the coarse thread design on cap and sleeve the projections 27 thereon fit into the openings 26 of the valve body to turn the valve body and to place the openings in the valve body and in the pen reservoir in alignment with one another.

It will be understood that while a description has been made to one end of the container that it equally applies to the other end as like means is implied therein.

While various changes may be made in the detailed construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be Within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A liquid container comprising a sleeve body, a main reservoir disposed in the sleeve body, a valve body fitted in the main reservoir, said valve body having an opening therein, a pen reservoir adjustable in the valve body and having an opening adapted to be selectively aligned coincidentally with the opening in the valve body to cause a fluid to flow from said reservoir into said pen reservoir, said pen reservoir having segments projecting from the end thereof, a cap member for closing an end of the sleeve body, said cap member having a brush pen adapted to be received in the pen reservoir upon being fitted into the sleeve body, means on said cap memberfor engaging the segments projecting from the pen reservoir to rotate said pen reservoir, cooperatively engaging limit means on said cap member and said sleeve body, whereby upon complete cap rotation in one direction, said openings become aligned in the cap closed position to permit fluid flow into the pen reservoir and upon oppositely rotating movement to remove the cap member from the sleeve body, said openings become blocked to prevent fluid flow from the main reservoir into the pen reservoir.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,693,146 Keeler Nov. 27, 1928 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 400,123 Great Britain Oct. 19, 1933

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U.S. Classification401/129, 222/425, 401/34
International ClassificationA46B11/00, A45D40/24, A45D40/00, A45D34/04, A46B11/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/24, A45D34/045
European ClassificationA45D40/24, A45D34/04C2