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Publication numberUS3350159 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1967
Filing dateJul 12, 1965
Priority dateJul 12, 1965
Publication numberUS 3350159 A, US 3350159A, US-A-3350159, US3350159 A, US3350159A
InventorsRice Jr Robert C
Original AssigneeRice Jr Robert C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator
US 3350159 A
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Oct. 31, 1967 R. c. RICE, JR 3,3

AEROSOL SHAVING CREAM DISPENSER AND APPLICATOR Filed July 12, 1965 INVENTOR.

ROBERT c. RICE JR. BY 2 United States Patent M 3,350,159 AEROSOL SHAVING CREAM DISPENSER AND APPLICATOR Robert C. Rice, Jr., 5741 N. 25th Drive, Phoenix, Ariz. 85017 Filed July 12, 1965, Ser. No. 471,185 3 Claims. (Cl. 401-190) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An aerosol shaving cream dispenser adapted to bear against the face and having a closed leading wall and a notched trailing edge Wall to dispense a uniform layer of shaving cream on a persons face.

This invention relates to an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator, and more particularly to a cream dispenser and applicator which is readily usable in connection with internally pressurized aerosol cans or containers for applying shaving cream directly to the surface of a persons whiskered face.

Heretofore, various brands of aerosol shaving cream have been sold in pressurized containers, which are equipped with a manually operable valve and a small spout adapted to deliver shaving cream to a persons hand-s, whereupon the shaving cream or lather may then be applied to the face by the persons hands. This practice has been wasteful, time consuming and somewhat messy and has required a person to wash the excess shaving cream or lather from his hands before proceeding further with the shaving operation.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator which may be connected to a conventional aerosol container outlet spout and which may be used directly to apply a layer of shaving cream or lather to a persons face without the necessity of handling the lather and getting it on a persons fingers or without the necessity of having to wash the excess lather from the fingers before proceeding further with the shaving operation.

Another object of the invention is to provide an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator which employs a very novel applicator housing readily connectable to a conventional container lather delivery spout and which may neatly apply a uniform layer of shaving cream lather to a persons face, preliminary to shaving.

Another object of the invention is to provide an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator employing a hollow housing having an outlet and provided w1th an opening terminating in a leading wall edge and a trailing wall edge and wherein a relief portion in the tralllng wall edge is held spaced from a persons face by the leading wall edge, so that the leading wall edge may be moved along a persons face in a forward direction permitt ng egress of shaving cream through the relief in the trailing edge, thereby readily and accurately controlling the thickness of a layer of shaving cream or lather on a persons face, while moving the applicator of the inventlon thereover.

Another object of the invention is to provide an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator which is readily connectable and usable in cooperation with conventional spouts of conventional aerosol shaving cream or lather containers.

Another object of the invention is to provide a very simple and economical aerosol shaving cream dispenser, which may be used in connection with various outlet spouts of shaving cream containers now on the market.

Another object of the invention is to provide a very simple shaving cream dispenser and applicator which may be manufactured in great volume at a nominal cost by a conventional injection molding equipment.

3,350,159 Patented Oct. 31, 1.967

Another object of the invention is to provide an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator which is very simple and easy to use and which provides a substantial convenience to the user thereof when applying shaving cream lather to the face, preliminary to shaving.

Further objects and advantages of the invention may be apparent from the following specification, appended claims and accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a conventional aerosol shaving cream dispenser container showing the aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator of the invention in connection with the outlet spout of the conventional container;

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the conventional container shown in FIG. 1 and illustrating the aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator in connection therewith and showing by broken lines, the application of a layer of shaving cream lather to the surface of a persons face;

FIG. 3 is a elevational view of the invention taken from the line 3-3 of FIG. 2 and showing fragmentarily a portion of a conventional aerosol shaving cream container;

FIG. 4 is a plan view similar to FIG. 1 showing a modification of the aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator of the invention; and

FIG. 5 is another view similar to FIG. 4 and showing a further modification of the invention.

As shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, a conventional aerosol shaving cream container 10 contains shaving cream under pressure therein and is provided with a conventional valve housing 12 having a hollow outlet spout 14 disposed to deliver shaving cream lather when a valve of conventional construction in the housing 12 is manually operated in the conventional manner. As shown in FIG. 3, the spout 14 is a conventional hollow tubular spout and the aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator housing 16 of the invention is mounted on the spout 14. As shown in FIG. 3, the housing 16 is hollow and provided with a closed end wall 18 having an opening 20 therein, fitted over the perimeter of the conventional dispenser spout 14.

Extending from the closed wall 18 are walls 22, 24, 26 and 28 forming a generally tubular housing construction which is hollow and terminates in an open end 30. It will be seen that the walls 22 and 24 are preferably diverging from the enclosed end 18 and that all of the walls terminate at edge portions surrounding the open end 30, such that the edge 26, as shown in FIG. 2 may be termed the leading edge and may be moved in a direction, indicated by an arrow A over the surface of a persons face, indicated by a broken line B, while the edge of the Wall 28 having saw-tooth notches 32 therein, may be operable as a trailing edge whereby a layer of lather, as indicated by a broken line 34 may be deposited on the outer side of the persons face, as indicated by the broken line B. The lather being extruded through the -shaped notches 32 as the open end 30 of the housing 16 is advanced in a direction of an arrow A with the side wall 26 at its leading edge 36 being moved foremost over the surface of the persons face, as indicated by the broken line B. Thus, the housing 16 is hollow and generally tubular and is preferably an elongated rectangular crosssectional structure shown in FIG. 3 of the drawings, wherein the walls 26 and 28 are disposed in opposed spaced parallel relationship to each other and are relatively long as compared to the walls 22 and 24 which interconnect the walls 26 and 28.

It will be seen that the housing 16 from its enclosed end 18 to its open end 30 is sufiiciently long, so that the open end 30 projects beyond the side wall of the container 10, when the opening 20 is fitted over the conventional spout 14.

As the edge 36 of the leading wall 26 is moved in the direction of the arrow A, it bears on the surface B of a persons face and thus holds the notched portions 32 or relief portions in the edge of a wall 28 spaced from the persons face in order to permit extrusion of a layer of lather, as indicated by the broken line 34.

The term relief portion as used herein may be V- shaped in cross-section notches or may be arcuate notches 38 in a trailing edge of the wall 28 of the modification shown in FIG. 4 of the drawings or the term relief portion may apply to an elongated relief portion 40 formed by cutting back the trailing edge of the Wall 28 in spaced relationship with the corresponding leading edge 36 of the wall 26. Thus, the modifications shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 comprise various relief portions equivalent to the V-shaped in cross-section notches through which the lather may be extruded during application thereof to a persons face.

In operation, the conventional valve in the valve housing 12 may be depressed by a persons fingers, while the can or container is held in the persons hand and the open end 30 of the dispenser housing 16 of the invention may be applied to the surface B of a persons face and move in the direction of the arrow A, such that the leading edge 36 of the open end 30 of the housing 16 may progress along the persons face and form a substantial seal to thereby force the lather to take egress through the notches 32 or the relief portions 38 or 40, shown in FIGS. 4 and 5. As the open end 30 of the dispenser housing 16 is moved along the face, a uniform layer of lather may readily be applied and the width of the open end 30 of the housing 16 may be varied as desired to apply any desired strip width of lather on a persons face. In operation of the invention, it will be obvious that the hands of the operator do not become coated with shaving cream lather and that the economy of applying the lather with the housing 16 of the invention and the uniformity with which the lather may be applied provides economic, as well as time saving advantages.

The simple construction of the invention readily permits a layman to secure the housing 16 at its opening 20 onto the dispenser spout 14 of the conventional can or container 10.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various modifications of the present invention may be resorted to in a manner limited only by a just interpretation of the following claims.

I claim:

1. In an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator; a hollow housing having an inlet opening disposed to receive shaving cream under pressure; a face engaging open end of said housing communicating with said inlet opening, said face engaging open end having a leading face engaging wall edge adapted to attain intimately engaged relation with a persons face; said face engaging open end having a trailing wall edge; said trailing wall edge having a relief portion normally held in spaced relation to a persons face by engagement of said leading edge therewith and thereby providing for egress of a layer of shaving cream from a trailing portion of said open end when said open end is moved along the surface of a persons face with said leading edge foremost; said relief portion comprising a plurality of notches in said trailing wall edge.

2. In an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator; a hollow housing having an inlet opening disposed to receive shaving cream under pressure; a face engaging open end of said housing communicating with said inlet opening, said face engaging open end having a leading face engaging wall edge adapted to attain intimately engaged relation with a persons face; said face engaging open end having a trailing wall edge; said trailing wall edge having a relief portion normally held in spaced relation to a persons face by engagement of said leading edge therewith and thereby providing for egress of a layer of shaving cream from a trailing portion of said open end when said open end is moved along the surface of a persons face with said leading edge foremost; said relief portion comprising a. plurality of notches in said trailing wall edge; said notches being V-shaped.

3. In an aerosol shaving cream dispenser and applicator; a hollow housing having an inlet opening disposed to receive shaving cream under pressure; a face engaging open end of said housing communicating with said inlet opening, said face engaging open end having a leading face engaging wall edge adaptedto attain intimately engaged relation witha persons face; said face engaging open end having a trailing wall edge; said trailing wall edge having a relief portion normally held in spaced relation to a persons face by engagement of said leading edge therewith and thereby providing for egress of a layer of shaving cream from a trailing portion of said open end when said open end is moved along the surface of a persons face with said leading edge foremost; said relief portion comprising a plurality of notches in said trailing wall edge; said notches being curved.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,032,803 5/1962 Waishauser 13280 X 3,137,879 6/1964 Dootson 15-552 X 3,302,235 2/1967 Gerber 15552 FOREIGN PATENTS 515,522 11/1952 Belgium. 868,711 6/1953 Germany.

CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner.

E. L. ROBERTS, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/190, 132/320
International ClassificationB65D83/14, A45D27/00, A45D27/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/30, A45D27/04
European ClassificationB65D83/30, A45D27/04