US 3230960 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 25, 1966 A. H. MOORE ETAL 3,230,960
LIPSTICK HOLDER HAVING A DRIVE CARRIAGE WITH DETACHABLE COSMETIC our Filed Sept. 17, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 2
INVENTORS |9b RONALD M. KATZ I ARTHUR H. MOORE A/TTORNEYS Jan. 25, 1966 A. H. MOORE ETAL LIPSTICK HOLDER HAVING A DRIVE CARRIAGE WITH DETACHABLE COSMETIC CUP 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Sept. 17, 1962 STW 5 RAM Y R mM R vwm m NAH /T mm WA RA VM United States Patent 3,230,960 LIPSTICK HOLDER HAVING A DRIVE CARRIAGE WITH DETACI-IABLE COSMETIC CUP Arthur H. Moore, Fail-field, Conn., and Ronald M. Katz,
Los Angeles, Calif., assignors, by direct and mesne assiguments, to Max Factor & C0., Hollywood, Calif., a corporation of Delaware Filed Sept. 17, 1962, Ser. No. 224,084
' Claims. (Cl. 13288.7)
"This invention relates generally to holders of a composition stlck such as pomade and the like and more particularly-to a holder whose applicator tip automatically effects a sharp edge to the pomade during use and additionally to certain unique refill and stability features of the holder.
In accordance with the invention, the holder comprises a casing adapted to contain pomade, the casing having relatively rotatable parts, as is conventional, to extend and retract the pomade from and into the applicator tip. The edge of the applicatortip is formed at an angle of approximately 45 with respect to the longitudinal axis of the casing and the end of the pomade which protrudes therefrom is likewise shaped at a corresponding angle. As a consequence of this construction, the user may first extend the pomade which has a relatively sharp or pointed upper edge, and use the sharp edge of the pomade to applylipstick to her lip outline. Thereafter, thepomade will be withdrawn somewhat to a position just above the slanted applicator tip of the casing, for applying pomade to the broad areas of the lips intermediate the outline previously described. During the latter operation, the user will reduce the pomade to essentially the same level as the slanted surface of the applicator tip, which has the effect of reforming the slanted or angular conformation of the end of the pomade. Thus, during a subsequent application, the pomade will again have the slant form or pointed edge forapplying lipstick inoutline fashiom Other features of the invention reside in the construction of the holder by which co-ordination of the slanted ends of the'pomade and the applicator tip of the casing 'are stably maintained throughout the translatory motion of the pomade in the holder. A further aspect resides in the construction of the pomade carrier to enable the latter to be substantially extended from the holder and withdrawn'therefrom by the user for replacement when the pomade is'depleted, without the pomade coming in contact 'with the fingers. In accordance with this refill feature, aunique adaptor has been devised which may be placed over the applicator tip of the holder in correct orientation therewith for inserting a new carrier and pomade-into the casing. Relative rotation of the casing parts in a retracting direction with respect to the pomade and carrier, will'result in withdrawing the pomade from the adaptor, again without the possibility of lipstick coming in contact with the fingers of the user.
1 In the following description reference is made by way of a non-limiting example to one form of construction of .a. lipstick holder devised in accordance with the invention and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a view drawn to scale showing the exterior of the new holder;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary cross-sectional view of the holder showing the pomade in extended position aboveythe slanted applicator end of the holder;
FIG. 3 is a view partially brokenaway showing the pomade cup in position for withdrawal from the holder preparatory to refill; 7
FIG. 4 illustrates the refill of the holder using an applicator provided therefor;
FIG. 5 shows certain internal portions of the holder for assuring the proper orientation of the pomade and the applicator tip;
FIGS. 6 and 7 are respectively exploded front and side views of the connection provided between the pomade cup and carrier; and
FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken in the direction of arrows 8-8 of FIG. 5.
Referring now to the drawing, a lipstick holder 10 has been illustrated embodying the principles of the present invention. The holder 10 includes a main casing 11 and a cover cap 12. The cover cap may be withdrawn from the upper end of the casing 11 to expose a slanted applicator tip 13 having spaced rectangular projection 14 for engagement with the cover cap 12 when the latter is telescoped over the applicator tip.
The upper edge of the applicator tip 13 is formed at an angle with respect to both the longitudinal and transverse axes, the angle shown in the present instance being approximately 45 with respect to each axis. A lipstick pomade 16 may be extended for use from the tip 13, having an outer edge which is shaped at an angle corresponding to the angle of the tip 13. Consequently, the uppermost edge of the pomade 16 forms a pointed or sharpened edge which is most useful for the application of pomade in fine thin strokes to form the outline of the lips. In performing this initial operation, the user will extend the pomade for some distance above the tip 13, for example, to the phantom line position of FIG. 2 and after the lip outline has been established by the use of a sharpened edge of the pomade, the latter may then be withdrawn to the solid line position shown for filling in the intermediate or broad areas of the lips. During the latter process, the pomade will be reduced or worn to a position generally flush with the slanted edge of the tip 13, thereby becoming reshaped or sharpened automatically prior to the next application of the pomade.
The base of the pomade 16 is held in a tubular cup 17 having two'raised rectangular ribs or keys 17a and 17)) upon the outer cylindrical surface thereof. The keys 17a, 17b, slide within a groove 18 (see FIG. 5) within the tip 13 which assures the correct orientation of the cup and the slanted end of the pomade with respect to the corresponding slanted edge of the tip 13 at all times during translation of the pomade and cup. It will be observed with respect to FIGS. 2 and 5, that the groove 18 is in alignment with one of a pair of oppositely disposed slots 19a, 19a which extend longitudinally of an inner tubular member or casing part 19. Thus, during translation of the cup 17 and pomade 16 within the lower section of the casing 11, the pomade and cup continue to be maintained in correct orientation for extension from the applicator tip 13. The casing part 19 is joined to the tip 13 by being fitted within the collar-like portion 13a thereof by means of a key 15 (FIG. 8) fitted into a corresponding groove in the portion 13a, to assure the proper orientation of the groove 18 and slot 1%.
As-best seen in FIGS. 5 and 6, the cup 17 is joined to a driving carriage 20 by means of a split, ball-in-socket connection indicated respectively by the reference numerals 21 and 22. During assembly of the parts, the cup 17 need only be urged downwardly over the ball 21 to plug the latter into the socket 22, with sufficient resilient being provided for a loose assembly by the split construction'of the ball21. The driving carriage 20 includes at its lower end two pairs of outwardly disposed teeth 23 and 23' which are adapted to protrude through the sides of the slots 19a and the inner casing part 19. Immediately outwardly of the part 19 and in telescoping relation therewith, is an outer tubular member or sleeve 24 (see FIG. 2) having a continuous low pitch helical thread which-engages internally with the teeth 23 and 23'. The sleeve 24 has a longitudinal split 24a permitting the sleeve to be spread for assembly over the radial shoulder 19b of the casing part 19. After assembly, the lower edge of the sleeve 24 will rest upon the upper surface of the shoulder 1%. To complete the assembly, an outer shell 26 is telescoped over the sleeve 24 and due to the spring action provided by the longitudinal split 24a thereof, the sleeve 24 will be held in close frictional engagement with the internal wall surface of the shell 26 so that the two parts may be rotated as a unit. During rotation of the shell 26 and sleeve 24, the tip 13 will be grasped by the user about the collar 13a to prevent the latter from rotation. Rotation of the shell and sleeve 26, 24 will drive the driving-carriage 2t) and cup 17 to extend or retract the pomade, depending upon thedirection of rotation.
As a further aspect of the invention,when the pomade has been substantially depleted and requires replacement, the cup 17 and pomade 16 will be extended by theuser to the position shown in FIG. 3. In this position, it is a simple matter for the user to grasp the protruding portion of the cup 17 and to break the ball and socket connection between the cup 17 and the driving-carriage by pulling these members apart. Thereafter, refill of the holder with a new pomade and cupwill be accomplished as follows:
In accordance with the refill procedure, there is provided an adaptor 3d (see FIG. 4), inexpensively formed of plastic which holds a new pomade 16' mounted in a cup 17'. The radially enlarged end 30a of the adaptor will be placed over the slanted edge of the applicator tip 13 until the lower edge of the adaptor rests upon the upper ring 13b thereof. It will be possible to place the adaptor 31) over the tip 13 only by first locating the keys 17a and 17b for insertion into the groove 18 of the applicator tip 13. This relative orientation of the parts assures that when the pomade 16' is withdrawn from the adaptor 30, the slanted upper endof'the pomade will be correctly oriented with respect to theslanted edge of the applicator tip 13. Orientation of the parts is further assured by having the slanted edge of the tip 13 abut'a correspondingly angularly formed internal shoulder 3% Within the adaptor. Consequently, when the adaptor 30 is located as described and placed over the tip 13, the lower end of the replacement cup 17 will become seated over the ball 21 and the parts secured by pressing together. The user may then hold the tip 13 stationary and rotate the lower casing part 26 in the direction indicated by the arrow in FIG. 4, to withdraw thecup 17' and pomade 16 from the adaptor 30. -In performing this operation, the-user will be aided by the relatively great mechanical advantage provided by the low pitch'of the threads in the sleeve 24. Positive engagement of the driving carriage 20 and sleeve is assured at all times by the provision of the pairs of double, gear teeth 23, 23.
During the afor'edescribed refill operation, the users fingers need never come into contact with pomade. The method of providing a refill is furthermore, most advantageous since the major portion of the holder is retained for future use requiring only disposal of the plastic cup 17 and the depleted pomade.
It will be further discovered upon examination of FIGS. 6 and 7 that the outside diameter of the pomade 16 and the cup 17 are substantially the same.v Consequently, a minimum clearance may be provided between the outside diameter of the cup 17 and the interior wall diameter of the tip 13 so that the latter will contact and support the pomade when extended.
It will be understood that the foregoing description has related to a particular embodiment and is merely representative. Therefore, in order fully to appreciate the spirit and scope of the invention, reference should be made to the appended claims in which;
1. A lipstick holder comprising an inner tubularmennv ber defining at least one longitudinal slot, an applicator tip telescopically received over one end of said tubular member, said applicator tip being formed at an angle respective of the transverse axis of said tubular member, means for locating said angle with respect to said slot, 3 cup element for pomade and the like having a keyed outer surface for sliding movement in said slot, a carriage member having at "least one radially disposed gear element, said gear element being received in said slot and extending zlaterally outwardly therefrom, quick disconnect means pivotally connecting said cup to said carriage about an axis transverse to said carriage, an outer cylindrical casing telescopically received over said tubular member, said casing including helical threads'upon the interior wall surface thereof in engagement with said gear element of the carriage, said tubular member and casing defining a clearance therebetween' permitting-role tive rotation between the tubular member and casing to cause translation of the'carriage and' cup, a length of pomade in said cup having the upper end therof sha'pecl at an anglecorres'pond-ing to the angle-of said applicator 'tip, the interior ofsaid tipdefining 'a groove maintained in alignment with the slot in said tubular :niember such that during translation of the =cup within said tubular member'andsaid applicator'tip the-end of the' pomade is maintained in constant orientation with respect to'the applicator tip.
'2. A lipstick holder according' toclaim' :1 in Which'th'e cup is extensible from said tip for a distance *sulficie'nt to permit grasping of'thectip'by the"fingers of a us'er,the quick disccnneet means permitting .manual' withdrawal of the cup from the carrier prior to replacement of "the pomade. I
3. A lipstick holder according to claim 1 in which the pomadeand'the internal dia'meter of said tip are substantially equal to provide support by'the latter when the pomade is extended therefrom.
4. A'lips'tic k holder comprising:aninner-"tubular member defining a pair of oppositely disposed *lon'gitudina'l slots,- an applicator tip telescopically received over the end of said tubular member, said applicator tip being formed at an angle respective of the-transverse aiiis of said casing, means for locating said angle with 'r espectto said 'slots, a cup element for pomade andthe like having a keyed outer surface for 'slidingmovement -in one of said slots, a carriage "member having two radiallydisposed sets of gear teeth, said sets of teeth being received in said slotsand extending laterally outwardly therefrom, ball-'in-'socket quick disconnect means ctsnnectingsaid cup and carriage, an outer cylindrical casing tele scopically received over said tubular member,"said "casing including low-pitched helical threads-upon athe 'interiorwall surface thereof in engagement 'With'said gear teeth of the carriage, said tubular member and casing defining a clearance the'rebetween permitting relative rotation between the tubular member and casing to cause translation-of the carriage and cup, aflength 0f pomade in said cup having the upper end thereof shapethat an angle corresponding to the angle of said applicator tip, the interior of said tip defining a groove maintained in alignment with the slot in said tubular member suchith'a't during translation of the cup within said tubular member and said applicator tip the end of the pomade is maintained in constant orientation with respect to the applicator tip.
5. A composition stick holder comprising a first tubular member having at'leas't'one substantially straight slot extending in a direction along its length,-a second tubular memberrot'atably and telescopically received over said first tubular member and having an inner surface presenting a helical thread along its length, means for bold ing said tubular members against longitudinal movement with respect to each other, a cup'eleme'nt slidably dis posed within said first tubular member adapted for holding a composition stick, a rib fixed to and extending outwardly from said cup into said longitudinal slot and terminating at a point spaced from said second tubular member, a driving carriage slidably disposed within said first tubular member, connecting means pivotally joining said driving carriage to said cup element about an axis transverse to said carriage, and at least one radially disposed gear element fixed to and extending outwardly from said driving carriage through said slot and into cooperating engagement with said helical thread.
6. A composition stick holder as set forth in claim 5 further comprising an applicator tip attached to one end of said first tubular member and extending beyond one end of said outer tubular member.
7. A composition stick holder as set forth in claim 5 wherein said first tubular member is provided with two diametrically disposed slots and said driving carriage is provided with two diametrically disposed gear elements fixed to and extendng outwardly therefrom through said slots and into cooperating engagement with said helical thread.
8. A composition stick holder as set forth in claim 5 wherein said second tubular member is split along its length with the edges defined by said split normally spaced from each other by a predetermined distance, and wherein a cover sleeve is telescopically received over said second tubular member with an inner diameter less than the outer diameter of said second tubular member when said edges are spaced by said predetermined amount.
9. A composition stick holder as set forth in claim 5 wherein said connecting means is selectively releasable.
10. A composition stick holder comprising a first tubular member having at least one substantially straight slot extending in a direction along its length, a second tubular member rotatably and telescopically received over said first tubular member and having an inner surface presenting a helical thread along its length, means for holding said tubular members against longitudinal movement with respect to each other, a cup element slidably disposed Within said first tubular member for holding said composition stick, a rib fixed to and extending outwardly from said cup into said longitudinal slot and terminating at a point spaced from said second tubular member, a driving carriage slidably disposed within said first tubular member, selectively releasably connecting means for loosely joining said driving carriage to said cup element comprising a split ball attached to said driving carriage and a cooperating socket disposed in said cup element, and at least one radially disposed gear element fixed to and extending outwardly from said driving carriage through said slot and into cooperating engagement with said helical thread.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,461,790 2/1949 Vaughn 13288.7 2,5 04,490 4/ 1950 Broder 206-56 2,636,598 4/1953 Hopgood 20656 FOREIGN PATENTS 554,512 7/ 1957 Belgium.
RICHARD A. GAUDET, Primary Examiner.
LOUIS D. GEIGER, Examiner.