US 2998684 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 5, 1961 Filed Sept INSTRUCTIONS K. S. COREY METHOD AND MEANS FOR CONDITIONING SHAVING LATHER Fig. 3.
IN VENTOR lferuzet/z 5. Corey.
ATTORNEY United States Patent Patented Sept 5, 1961i governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.
This invention relates to a method and means for con ditioning shaving lather as oridinarily packaged in aerosol packages and has for its primary object to segregate a modicum of the packaged material in an applicator and then heat the same so as to facilitate and generally improve the shaving process.
Another object of the invention consists in providing a collapsible container for Withdrawing a modicum of the lather from the aerosol container in proper position while being heated so as to provide a hot or warm lather for shaving purposes.
A further object of the invention consists in the provision of a unitary package comprising an aerosol receptacle containing shaving lather, a collapsible container adapted to receive a portion of the lather from the main container, an applicator on one end of the collapsible container, a suction cup on the other end of the collapsible container and means for uniting the containers.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which,
FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of the unitary package which constitutes the means for conditioning shaving lather;
FIG. 2 is a plan view thereof;
FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 33 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view showing the manner in which a portion of the shaving lather may be transferred from the original container to the applicator; and
FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the collapsible container or applicator showing the same as being heated in a wash basin or the like.
In the drawings, where for the purpose of illustration, is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral indicates a conventional aerosol dispenser containing shaving lather, of which there are a number on the market, and the numeral 11 indicates the applicator or collapsible container or tube to which a modicum of shaving lather is to be transferred for heating purposes, thereby forming the method of the present application. These two elements 10 and 11 maybe sold as a unitary package and to this end the applicator container 11 is shaped so that it may be nested against the aerosol dispenser and is originally positioned thereagainst and held by means of a pair of straps 12 and 13 connected together by means of a vertical strap 14 to provide a holder so that the applicator-container may be moved vertically with respect to the aerosol dispenser and may be separated therefrom and heated, as shown in FIG. 5. The container 10, of course, may be of metal or any of the materials ordinarily used in the preparation and sale of aerosol dispensers, but the applicator-container 11 must be collapsible in order to dispense its contents and therefore may be made of pliable plastic or similar flexible metal.
The applicator-container 11 is provided with a neck 15 having a discharge opening 16 and externally threaded at 17 to detachably receive an applicator cap 18 provided with a plurality of discharge openings 19 and integrally formed bristles all. On the lower 'end or body of the container '11 isfcnned, or permanently attached thereto, a nipple 21 which is used to connect a vacuum-cup 22 to the bottom of the container so as to support the latter in vertical position within a wash basin or the like when it is to be heated by means of a surrounding body of water drawnintothe bowl or other, suitable container.
All aerosol dispensers are provided with dispensing spouts, such as the spout 30 on the aerosol dispenserof the present illustration, and pressure is released to discharge the material from the dispenser by pressing downwardly on the disc 31 which carries the spout, as indicated in FIG. 4. Therefore, to transfer a modicum of shaving lather from the aerosol dispenser 10 to the applicatorcontainer' 11 for the purpose of carrying out the method of the present invention, the cap 18 is first removed from the applicator, and the applicator is collapsed :as shown in FIG. 4 and has its mouth 16 placed adjacent the discharge end of the spout 30. Thereafter, pressure is applied to the disc 31, as indicated in FIGURE 4, and the operators hand which has collapsed the applicator 11 gradually allows the applicator to return to its original form thereby applying suction to the shaving lather as it is discharged from the spout 30 and causes the applicator 11 to receive its charge of shaving lather. Subse quently, the applicator cap 18 is reapplied to the applicator by means of threads 17 and the applicator is placed in a bowl or the like and held in vertical position as shown in FIG. 5 so as to receive the transfer of heat from the water which was applied to the exterior of the container to the shaving lather therein. After the lather has been suitably heated, which ordinarily requires two or three minutes, the same is withdrawn from'the bowl of water and may be squeezed so as to eject the warm lather against the face of the operator and suitably moved in a conventional manner to cause the bristles 20 to rub lather into the operators beard.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that I have devised a rather simple and inexpensive unitary package comprising a conventional aerosol dispenser and collapsible applicator, that the applicator is detachable and readily supported for the purpose of transferring heat to its contents and that the manner of operation for segregating the modicum of shaving lather from the conventional aerosol dispenser is extremely simple.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described what I now consider to be the preferred form of the invention but since various minor changes may be made in structural details without departing from the spirit of the invention, it is intended that all such changes be included wihin the scope of the appended claims.
1. A method of heat-conditioning an individual preformed portion of shaving lather extracted from an aerosol dispenser, which comprises contacting the mouth of said aerosol dispenser with the mouth of a resilient flexible-wall container while compressing said resilient container so as to deform it, actuating said aerosol dispenser and simultaneously releasing the pressure on said resilient container so as to suck a portion of preformed shaving lather into its interior, disengaging said aerosol dispenser, and heating said resilient container and its lather contents to a temperature suitable for shaving.
2. A method of heat-conditioning an individual preformed portion of shaving lather extracted from an aerosol dispenser, which comprises contacting the mouth of said dispenser with the mouth of a resilient flexible-wall container while compressing said resilient container so as to deform it, actuating said aerosol dispenser and simultaneously releasing the pressure on said resilient container so as to suck a portion of preformed shaving lather into its interior, disengaging said aerosol dispenser, capping the mouth of said resilient container with a perforated lathering applicator, and detachably supporting said resilient container in an upright position in a eontainer of ahot liquid until the lather in said resilient container is heater to a temperature suitable for shaving.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 704,758 Riley July 15, 1902 4 Appel Apr. 25, 1922 Warren Dec. 18, 1934 Rogers Mar. 21, 1944 Champagne Sept. 20, 1949 Ijams Sept. 19, 1950 Stenerson Sept. 2, 1952 Osrow Jan. 4, 1955 Perrson Dec. 11, 1956 Shea Sept. 24, 1957 Tozier June 9, 1959 Mulvenna July 28, 1959 i l i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent N00 2,998, 684 September 5 1961 Kenneth 5. Corey It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered patentrequiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read as corrected below.
line 69, after "said" line 7 for "heater" Column 2, column 3 insert aerosol read heated SEAL) Attest:
ERNEST W. SWIDER Attesting Officer DAVID L. LADD Commissioner of Patents