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Publication numberUS2858937 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1958
Filing dateMar 30, 1956
Priority dateMar 30, 1956
Publication numberUS 2858937 A, US 2858937A, US-A-2858937, US2858937 A, US2858937A
InventorsHoffman Kiva
Original AssigneeHoffman Kiva
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lipstick refills
US 2858937 A
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K. HOFFM N LIPSTICK REFILLS Nov. 4; 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 30, 1956 F ILF HTTURNEY K. HOFFMAN LIPSTICK REFILLS Nov. 4, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 30, 1956 INVENTOR HUFFMFIN FITTURNE United States PatentsOfii 2,858,937 Patented Nov. 4, 1958 r 2,858,931 LIPSTICK REFILLS Kiv nbemm, mm, Calif. Application March 30, 1956, Serial No. 575,043; 3: Claims. c1: 206-46 This invention relates tolipstickholders and, more particularly, to refill orreplacement units of the. snap-in typetherefori a A principal object. of;the*presentinvention is to provide a self-contained refilhor'replacement-unit including a lipstick which is adapted:to, be. readily mounted ina varietyof dispenser casings,

Another; object of the-invention is-to provide a lipstick cam'e rwhich is interchangeable and adapted to' be readily and easily snapped-into and-out of operative position in dispenser casings of varying types.

A- further object is to provide, a lipstick carrier with means; forremovably holding it in. operative position in dispenser casings of varying types.

It is further proposed to provide alipstick carrier which is simple in construction and which: can be-manufatured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantageswthereof, reference willbehad to the; following; description and accompanying drawings, and to .the appended-claims in which the variousnovel features-of the inventionare more particularlyset forth;

In the accompanying drawings forming amaterialv part of this disclosure:

Figgl is-a central longitudinal sectional viewcof :a lip stick; holder embodyingvone form of my invention, the capbeing shown in dotted lines.

1 Fig. 2' is a perspective-view of the inner operating guide s eeve.

Fig. 3 is a similar view of the intermediate tubular member.

Fig. 4 is a similar view of the ing broken away.

Fig. 5 is a similar view of the'cap or cover, partsv being broken away. 1

Fig. 6 is a part elevational andrpart sectional view of the replacement unit, showin'ga protective cap over the lipstick.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged central sectional view of the lip-' stick carrier andcam follower in nested relation.

Fig. 8 is a spread perspective view of the lipstick carrier and cam follower.

Fig. 9 is a bottom plan view of the cam follower.

Fig. 10 is an exploded view-partly in section and partly in elevationof the parts of a modified form of the invention. p p

Referring now to the drawings in detail, in Fig. 1 there is shown a lipstick dispenser casing orholder indicated generally at 10. The casing or holder comprises an inner operating guide sleeve 12, which is provided-With anelongated slot 13, parallel to the longitudinal axis of the casing or holder, and which is formed at its bottom end outer shell, parts bewith and enlarged operating head or knob 14 having a der 17xat its top end. Above the operating knob 14, the

sleeve 12 is surrounded by a spiral tubular member 18 formed with a spiral slot 18 extending from one end thereof to the other end thereof, the upper end-ofthe tubular member being located immediately below the shoulder17 onthesleeve 12. The tubular member18 in.turn:.is encased in an outer tubular shell:19,' the latter seating on'the shoulder 16 on the sleeve 12.

The shell 19 makes a fairly tight frictional contact withlthetubulari member 18Tso as to press the same in wardly toward the sleeve 12 while permitting freerotation of the member18fand shell 19 with respect to the sleevelZ: The shell 19 is provided at its upper end with air-inwardly extending flange'ZO to improve the appearance of thecasing or holder. The spiral tubular member 18 and the outer shell 19 are assembled in such a manner as to. preclude relative movement therebetween. The operating sleeve 12may be rotated within the spiral tubularmember'lS'by means of the operating knob 14.-

A: cap or cover 21 is provided to cover the casing, this capwbeing adapted to frictionally engage the side portion' of the operating sleeve 12 below the shoulder 16 so as .to'sbeieasily; removable: therefrom. If desired the outer surface of the cap may be knurled.

Mountedfor movement along a predetermined axis within :the inner operating sleeve l2 is a' cylindrical cam follower or supporting'member 22. The cam follower is cup-shaped having a flat bottom wall 23 formed with a central opening 24'and iwithradial slots 25 extending from said opening to the outer peripheral edge of the bottom:.wall thereby enhancing the resiliency of the'bottom: wall. The centralopening 24 is formed with an outwardly extending tapered flange forming a locking ring 26. The side wall of the cam follower, midwayits height, is outstruck' forming a tubular camming lug-or pin .27, projecting. slightly outwardly therefrom. A series of annular arrangedholes 28 is formed in the bottom wall 23. adjacent its outer. periphery.

It will'thus be apparent that upon rotation of the operatingsleeve 12..with respect" to the spiral tubular member 18, the spiral tubular member remaining stationary with the she1l;19; .the cam follower will move in or out in the sleeve 12 due tozthe movement of the lug or pin 27in the spiral slot 18 in thespiral tubular member 18.

The above described construction is typical and standard of a well-known conventional form of lipstick dispenser casing or holder and is known as the swivel type or rotary lipstick casing or holder.

According to the present invention, I provide a cupshaped lipstick holding device or carrier 36 to be used with the above construction which is adapted to be readily snapped into and out of the cam follower 22 and which may be used interchangeably with any standard lipstick dispenser casing or holder. As shown in Fig. 6, this carrier comprises an elongated hollow cylindrical body 31 closed at one end by a flat wall 32 and being openat the other end. The body is enlarged or of larger diameter from a point midway its ends to the open end thereof thereby providing a shoulder 33 midway its ends. The enlarged portion of the body is formed with a series of'threads or corrugations 34 throughout its length, the-remainder of the body being smooth. The closure wall is formed with an outpr'essed protuberance or nipple-35 with a round outer end. A series of smaller protuberances or nipples 36 are pressed out of the bottom wall adjacent its outer periphery. The body is also formed with outwardly projecting spring fingers 37 spaced equidistantaround the smooth portion thereof and with opposed inwardly projecting nipples 38 adjacent its open end.

The carrier is adapted to carry a stick of material to begdispensed, suchas, for example, a lipstick 40. The lipstick is" forced through the body of the carrier to its seaton'the' bottom wall 32 thereof and is yieldingly held in position by the inner projections 38. A tubular cap or cover 41 with a conical-shaped closed end and with an open other end, preferably formed of suitable plastic material, is positioned over the lipstick 40 with its open end seated on the shoulder 42 formed by the uppermost corrugation 34. A band or tape 43 of plastic or the like may be placed around the joint between the top end of the carrier and the lipstick to hold the cap in place. This carrier with its lipstick and cap constitutes a'refill or replacement unit capable of being mounted in and used with any standard lipstick dispensing casing or holder.

In mounting the carrier in the cam follower, the central nipple 35 on the carrier is snapped through the central opening 24 in the cam follower, into interlocking relation with the flange or ring 26 thereof, the slitted bottom wall 23 of the cam follower permitting this snap action. At the same time, the protuberances 36 seat in the holes 28 in the bottom wall 23, and the carrier is held against displacement by the frictional engagement of the fingers 37 with the wall of the cam follower.

In using the improved holder, the cap 21 is removed from the casing and the members 12 and 18 turned with respect to each other so as to move the cam follower 22 and carrier 30 outwardly to the open end of the casing or holder in order to expose the lipstick 40 for use. After the lipstick has been used, the members 12 and 18 are rotated again with respect to each other to move the cam follower 22 to the bottom of sleeve 12 when the cover 21 is replaced.

If it is desiredto replace stick 40 by another stick or to replace a refill or replacement unit, the cam follower 22 and carrier 30 are again moved to the open end of the casing or holder, during which operation the corrugated portion of the carrier is moved to a position above the top of the casing thereby exposing a pry hole 44 formed in the carrier adjacent its top end. A tool (not shown) may be inserted through the hole and the carrier with its lipstick lifted out of the cam follower. A fresh lipstick or a complete refill unit including a lipstick may be readily inserted into the cam follower.

In the modification of the invention shown in Fig. 10, the dispenser casing or holder comprises a plastic tubular body 50 closed at one end and open at the other end. A tubular member 51 is inserted in the open end of the body 50 and has a shouldered portion 52 seated against the edge of the open end of the casing. The inner end of the tubular member 51 is closed with a flat bottom wall 53. A central opening 54 with an outwardly directed flange 55 is formed in the bottom wall. A series of holes 56 is formed in the wall 53 in annular formation around the central opening.

A carrier member 57 carrying a lipstick 58 is adapted to vbe inserted through the tubular member 51. The carrier is formed with a rounded central protuberance 59 on its bottom wall and with spaced depending pins 60 around the protuberance 59. When the carrier is forced to its seat on the bottom wall 53 of the tubular member 51 the central protuberance 59 snaps into interlocking relation with the flange 55 and the pins 60 seat in the holes 56. The carrier with its lipstick is thus releasably held in position. Spring fingers 61 formed on the side of the carrier, frictionally engaging the inner surface of the tubular member 51, also serve to hold the carrier against displacement on its seat. A plastic cap 62 is adapted to cover the lipstick and tubular member 51 when the carrier is seated. Flanged plates 63 and 64 of metal may be slipped over the closed ends of the casing 50 and cap 62, respectively, to reinforce such ends and to decorate the holder.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood-that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A lipstick carrier adapted for removable seating in a cup-shaped cam follower of a swivel type lipstick holder, comprising an elongated cylindrical body closed at one end by a flat wall and open at the other end, said body having an enlarged portion extending from a point midway of the ends of the body to the open end thereof, said body being longer than the cam follower and said portion having a larger diameter than the cam follower, said portion being corrugated to retain the lipstick therein and to facilitate removal of the body from the cam follower, said body having a plurality of protuberances extending outwardly from said flat wall for engaging in corresponding holes in the cam follower, and spring fingers on the outer side of said body for frictionally gripping the inner side of the cam follower.

2. In a lipstick holder of the swivel type having an inner operating sleeve with an operating head at one end thereof, in combination: a cup-shaped cam follower slidably mounted in the operating sleeve, a lipstick carrier removably seated-in said cam follower, said carrier comprising an elongated cylindrical body closed at one end by a flat wall and open at the other end, said body having an enlarged portion extending from a point midway of the ends of the body to the open end thereof, said body being longer than the cam follower, the outer surface of said enlarged portion having a diameter larger than the diameter of the inner surface of the cam follower, said portion being corrugated to retain the lipstick therein and to facilitate removal of the body from the cam follower, and snap action means for yieldably holding the carrier in the cam follower, said means including a central opening in the bottom of the cam follower with an outwardly extending flange around said opening and with slits radiating from the opening and through the flange, there being spaced holes in the bottom of the cam follower in annular formation around the central opening, a central protuberance on said flat wall of the body extending outwardly in interlocking relation with said flange, and a series of protuberances disposed in annular spaced formation projecting outwardly from the body in interlocking relationship with the spaced holes in the cam follower, and spring fingers on the outer side of said body contacting the inner side of the cam follower and frictionally retaining the carrier therein.

3. In a lipstick holder of the swivel type, an inner operating sleeve having an operating head at one end thereof and having an elongated slot extending longitudinally thereof, a tubular member around said sleeve, said tubular member having a spiral slot extending from end to end thereof, a tubular outer shell around said tubular member pressing the same against the operating sleeve, a cup-shaped cam follower slidably mounted in the operating sleeve, a lateral protuberance on said cam follower extending through the slot in the sleeve into the slot in the tubular member, whereby upon turning of the operating sleeve said cam follower moves inwardly and outwardly of the sleeve, a lipstick carrier removably seated in said cam follower, said carrier comprising an elongated cylindrical body closed at one end by a flat wall and open at the other end, a cylindrical lipstick seated on said flat wall, said body having an enlarged portion extending from a point midway of the ends of the body to the open end thereof, said portion extending out of the cam follower, the outer surface of said enlarged portion having a diameter larger than the diameter of the inner surface of the cam follower, said portion being corrugated to facilitate removal of the carrier therefrom and to retain said lipstick therein,

and snap action means for yieldably holding the carrier in the cam follower, said means including a central opening in the bottom of the cam follower with an outwardly extending flange around said opening and with slits radiating from the opening and through the flange, there being spaced holes in the bottom of the cam follower in annular formation around the central opening, a central protuberance on said flat wall of the carrier extending outwardly in interlocking relation with said flange and a series of protuberances disposed in annular spaced formation projecting outwardly from the carrier in interlocking relationship with the spaced holes in the cam follower, and spring fingers on the outer side of the carrier contacting the inner side of the cam follower and frictionally retaining the carrier therein.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 437,004 Shipley Sept. 23, 1890 1,151,364 Kaiser Aug. 24,1915 2,621,786 Schnack Dec. 16, 1952 10 2,753,991 Sherman July 10, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 251,255 Sweden May 1, 1948 158,607 Australia Sept. 2, 1954

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/78, 401/63, 401/DIG.100
International ClassificationA45D40/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S401/01, A45D40/06
European ClassificationA45D40/06