|Publication number||US3062222 A|
|Publication date||Nov 6, 1962|
|Filing date||Nov 24, 1959|
|Priority date||Nov 24, 1959|
|Publication number||US 3062222 A, US 3062222A, US-A-3062222, US3062222 A, US3062222A|
|Inventors||Whalen Quinn Elizabeth|
|Original Assignee||Whalen Quinn Elizabeth|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (7), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 6, 1962 E. w. QUINN LIPSTICK ATTACHMENT Filed Nov. 24, 1959 IN V EN TOR.
h d I- .ffi /W a. 7 6 6 4 i 5 o I 8 2 I r 3 7 2 u 3 a0 llAlllilllll 4 5 m M. I awl ldmrwv F l V l /9\ a a m United States Patent ()fiice 3,002,222 Patented Nov. 6, 1962 3,062,222 LHSTICK ATTACHMENT Elizabeth Whaien Quinn, 9109 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Beach, N.Y. Filed Nov. 24, 1959, Ser. No. 855,194 3 Claims. (Cl. 13288.7)
The present invention relates to lipsticks.
More particularly, the present invention relates to an attachment for lipsticks.
This application is a continuation-in-part of US. patent application Serial No. 787,208, filed January 16, 1959, and entitled Lipstick Attachment.
Devices are known for guiding the spreading of lipstick so that it becomes unnecessary to use pencils or brushes. However, such devices are in the form of parts which are permanently connected with the lipstick case and which require the lipstick case to be of a special construction to accommodate the parts. US. Patent 2,- 336,328 is an example of the known structure for this purpose.
One of the objects of the present invention it to provide a device capable of guiding spreading of the lipstick and requiring little or no change in the conventional construction of a lipstick case.
It is also an object of the present invention to provide a device of the above type which is disposable.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a device of the above type which can be very easily and quickly attached to and removed from a lipstick case.
An additional object of the present invention it to provide a device of the above type which is extremely inexpensive and can be purchased in relatively large quantities at relatively low cost.
Still another object of the present invention is to provide a lipstick which will reliably have its end which is applied to the lips maintained at such a configuration that the lipstick will be accuratly and quickly applied to the lips.
It is furthermore an object of the present invention to provide an exceedingly simple one-piece attachment which can be easily and quickly snapped on and removed from a lipstick case, which can be used as long as desired, and which will accurately guide the spreading of the lipstick onto the lips.
With the above objects in view the present invention includes a lipstick attachment which consists of a tubular member having opposite open ends one of which is provided with a free edge of a configuration which is adapted to accurately spread the lipstick onto the lips, and the other or" the free ends of the tubular member is provided with a means for removably attaching the tubular member to a lipstick case.
The novel features which are considered as characteristic for the invention are set forth in particular in the appended claims. The invention itself, however, both as to its construction and its method of operation, together with additional objects and advantages thereof, will be best understood from the following description of specific embodiments when read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a sectional elevation of a lipstick case provided with another embodiment of a lipstick attachment according to the present invention;
PEG. 2 is a side elevation of the lipstick attachment which is used in the assembly of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a sectional elevation taken along line II-II of FIG. 2 in the direction of the arrows;
FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the element of FIG. 2; and
FIG. 5 is a perspective illustration of a lipstick according to the present invention.
FIG. 1 shows a lipstick case 80 which is conventional except for the structure of the inner tube 81 which is fixed to the outer ring 82. The tube 81 is formed with an elongated axial slot 83 and within the tube 81 a cup 84 is axially slidable, this cup 84 being provided with a projection 85 which extends through and beyond the slot 83 formed in the inner tube 81 into a helical slot 86 formed in an intermediate tubular member 87 which is located against the inner surface of an outer tubular member 88 which carries the intermediate tubular member 87. This member 87 may be formed with a plurality of openings 89 into which tongues 90 struck from the tube 88 extend for the purpose of fixing the tubes 87 and 88 to each other. At its bottom end the tube 88 has an outwardly directed flange onto which a split ring 91 is snapped, this split ring 91 being located beneath the inwardly extending rim 92. of the outer ring 82 so that in this way the parts are all assembled together. It is apparent that with this construction when the ring 82 is turned with respect to the outer tube 88 the cup 84 will move axially along the inner tube 81, and this cup 84 is adapted to carry in a conventional manner an elongated lipstick whose top end is to be applied to the lips of the user.
The inner tube 81 is provided at its upper end portion with an extension 93 formed with recesses 94 spaced from each other by approximately 120 and forming projections on the exterior surface of the extension 93. Thus, any suitable tool is applied to the relatively thin metal of the tube 81 so as to provide the tube 81 at its inner surface of the extension 93 with a recess 94 which thus forms a projection at the outer surface of the upper end portion 93 of the tube 81, this end portion 93 extending upwardly beyond the outer tube 88, as viewed in FIG. 1.
The lipstick attachment 95 of the present invention is removably attached to the case 80 at the portion 93 of the inner tube 81. This lipstick attachment may be made of any suitable plastic material such as polystyrene, polyethylene, or the like, and the lipstick attachment 95 is in the form of a tubular member having an endless wall 96. Adjacent its top end, as viewed in FIGS. 1-3, the tubular member 95 has an edge 97 of a configuration that will guide the spreading of the lipstick on the lips of the user.
In the embodiment illustrated in the drawings the means for removably attaching the member 95 to the lipstick case is formed by a groove 98 which is formed with any suitable tool at the inner surface of the tubular member 95 adjacent the bottom end thereof distant from the edge 97. This groove 98 receives the projections formed by the recesses 94- and the member 95 has a certain resiliency which enables it to be snapped onto the lipstick case into the position shown in FIG. 1, and the projections formed by recesses 94 extending into the groove 98 serve to releasably attach the tubular member 95 to the lipstick case. As is apparent from FIGS. 2-4, the one-piece lipstick attachment 95 has a convexly curved edge 100 directly followed by a concave edge 101 which is in turn followed by a substantially straight edge 102 which then is directly followed by a second concave edge 103, and the concave edges 101 and 103 are directly aligned opposite each other. It will be noted from FIG. 3 in particular that the convex edge 100 and the straight edge 102 curve toward each other, the inner surface of the tubular member 95 being concave in the region of the edge portion 100 and 102. Furthermore, as is apparent from FIG. 3, the crest of the convex edge 100 is located at a greater distance from the bottom end of the tubular member 95 than the straight edge 102. It is apparent that the device of FIGS. 1-4 will be used in such a way that the edge 97 will guarantee proper application of the lipstick to the lips. Thus the convexly curved edge 100 is applied to the upper lip to prevent the lipstick from spreading beyond the edge 100 so that the lipstick is accurately applied without requiring the use of a pencil or a brush, and the straight edge 102 may be used for applying the lipstick to the lower lip.
The tubular member 95 is provided in its interior with a downwardly directed shoulder 105 which engages the top end of the portion 93 of the inner tube 81 so that the lipstick that is in the cup 84 moves without any interruption from the inner surface of portion 93 of tube 81 along the inner surface of the attachment 95 of the invention.
It should be noted that with the above-described attachment, it is possible to permit the attachment to remain on the lipstick case when the lipstick case cover (not shown) is moved downwardly over the tube 81 of the lipstick case 80 up to the inwardly extending rim 92 of the outer ring 82 so as to cover the lipstick. There is sufiicient clearance in a conventional lipstick for this, and the attachment does not in any way interfere with the movement of the cover onto or off from the lipstick case and it is immediately ready for use whenever the cover is removed.
Referring to FIG. 5, a lipstick 110 is shown therein, and as is apparent from FIG. 5, this lipstick 110 is formed at its upper end with a groove 111 extending transversely across the upper end of the lipstick 110 and having a curved channel-shaped cross sectional configuration so that the surface 112 at the top end of the lipstick 110 will conform very closely to the best possible configuration for accurately applying the lipstick to the lips. This surface 112 which has the special configuratIon provided by the transverse groove 111 will conform with the edge 97 when the lipstick 110 is located in the lipstick case 80 and aligned with the tubular member 95 by placing the upper edge of the lipstick 110 along the edge 97 and properly aligned angularly therewith. Because of the tubular attachment 95 of the invention, as the lipstick 110 is used, the configuration of the special surface 112 is maintained all the Way down throughout the use of the lipstick 110 while the latter is being consumed, and as a result there will not be a diiferently shaped end face on the lipstick 110 after a substantial portion of the latter has been used.
Thus, it will be seen that with the attachments of the invention the lipstick case itself need not be modified or may be modified only to the extent shown in FIG. 1 in order to be used with a device 95. With the simple inexpensive structure of the invention the user will reliably apply lipstick to the lips throughout the entire use of the lipstick.
It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together, may also find a useful application in other types of lipsticks difiering from the types described above.
While the invention has been illustrated and described as embodied in lipstick attachments, it is not intended to be limited to the details shown, since various modifications and structural changes may be made without departing in any Way from the spirit of the present invention.
Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of the present invention that others can by applying current knowledge readily adapt it for various applications without omitting features that, from the standpoint of prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of the generic or specific aspects of this invention and, therefore, such adaptations should and are intended to be comprehended within the meaning and range of equivalence of the following claims.
What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A lipstick dispenser including an elongated tube adapted to contain a lipstick and having at one .end at least one projection extending substantially radially from said tube; and a tubular member surrounding said tube at said one end thereof and formed with a groove into which said projection extends for releasably fixing said tubular member to said tube, said tubular member extending beyond said tube and terminating in an end having an edge whose curvature serves to accurately guide the lipstick onto the lips.
2. A lipstick dispenser including an elongated tube adapted to contain a lipstick and having at one end at least one projection extending substantially radially from said tube; and a tubular member surrounding said tube at said one end thereof and formed with a groove into Which said projection extends for releasably fixing said tubular member to said tube, said tubular member extending beyond said tube and terminating in an end having an edge whose curvature serves to accurately guide the lipstick onto the lips, said tubular member being made of a resilient plastic enabling the tubular member to be snapped onto and removed from the lipstick.
3. A lipstick dispenser comprising, in combination, a metal tubular member adapted to house a lipstick and having at one end a plurality of projections extending radially therefrom; and a plastic tubular member surrounding and extending beyond said one end of said metal tubular member, said plastic member being formed With an annular groove into which said projections extend for releasably fixing said plastic member to said metal member, and said plastic member having beyond said metal member at the end of said plastic member distant from said metal member an edge whose configuration accurately guides lipstick onto the lips of the user.
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|U.S. Classification||132/320, 401/193|