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Publication numberUS3637278 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1972
Filing dateNov 13, 1969
Priority dateNov 13, 1969
Publication numberUS 3637278 A, US 3637278A, US-A-3637278, US3637278 A, US3637278A
InventorsDavid S Easterbrooks
Original AssigneeAnc Maria Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eye makeup compact with slide trays
US 3637278 A
A compact constructed for carrying in a woman's purse having a pivotal lid with a mirror on the interior thereof together with longitudinally slidable trays overlying a stationary bottom tray with both the slide trays and the bottom tray having a plurality of compartments therein for receiving eye makeup.
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[451 Jan. 25, 1972 United States Patent Easterbrooks References Cited S T. m T A D- B m n D E H N U lsaacs [72] Inventor: David S. Easterbrooks, Los Angeles, Calif. 1 1

614,722 11/1898 1,682,534 8/1928 Martina! 1,753,315 4/1930 2,119,313 5/1938 Assignee: Anc Maria, Inc.

Nov. 13, 1969 Parent....

[22] Filed:

Primary Examiner-Paul R. Gilliam Attorney-Clarence A. O'Brien and Harvey B. Jacobson [2]] Appl. No.:

.. ..........................3l2/227, 132/83 R .A47b 67/00, A45d 33/00, A47g 1/00 312/227, 132/79, 83

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SIEHZBF 2 David S. E as/erbroa/rs BY WWI/way M EYE MAKEUP COMPACT WITII SLIDE TRAYS The present invention generally relates to a compact of a size convenient to be carried in a woman's purse for eye makeup and more particularly to such a compact having a pivotal lid provided with a mirror in the interior thereof and a plurality of compaitmented trays receiving eye makeup.

An object'of the present invention is to provide a compact having a pair of slide trays each of which are substantially onehalf of the size of the compact and include a portion of the end wall of the compact to enable the trays to be easily moved to an extended position.

Another object of the invention is to provide a compact in accordance with the preceding object in which the pivotal lid includes a flange which overlies a portion of the end edge of the slide trays to retain them in position underlying the lid and overlying a stationary bottom tray when the lid is closed.

A further object of the invention is to provide a compact constructed of plastic material or any other suitable equivalent material and which is preferably of rectangular configuration and provided with multiple compartments for receiving eye makeup with the structure of the compact being quite simple but yet well adapted for its purposes and relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the eye makeup compact of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a longitudinal, sectional view of the compact illustrating the structural details thereof.

FIG. 3 is a transverse sectional view, on an enlarged scale, taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 3- 3 of FIG. 2 illustrating further structural details of the compact.

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the components of the compact.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, the numeral generally designates the eye compact of the present invention which includes a pivotal lid generally designated by the numeral 12, a peripheral frame generally designated by the numeral I4, a pair of slide trays generally designated by the numerals I6 and 18 and a stationary bottom tray generally designated by the numeral 20. The overall configuration of the compact is rectangular and the compact is relatively shallow in vertical dimension and the bottom and top surfaces thereof are substantially smooth and planar as are the end edges. The back edge of the compact is provided with a hinge connection between the lid and frame and the front edge thereof is provided with a catch for the lid to retain it in closed position. The entire structure of the compact may be plastic or any other suitable relatively inexpensive material suitable for this purpose.

The lid 12 includes a rectangular top plate 22 having depending end flanges 24, rear flange 26 and front flange 28 with the flanges 24, 26 and 28 being of the same depth to define a rectangular recess for receiving a mirror 30 of corresponding shape and configuration with the mirror being retained in the recess by a peripheral retaining frame 32 which telescopes into the interior of the flanges 24, 26 and 28 and rests against the front face of the mirror 30 around the periphery thereof to retain the mirror in place. The mirror may be secured in place by an adhesive between the mirror 30 and the inner surface of the top panel or plate 32 or retained in place by the frame 22 which is connected with the flanges 24, 26 and 28 in any suitable manner such as by a bonding agent or the like. Thus, the mirror 30 is fixed and rigid with the top panel 22 and is movable with the lid 12 from a closed position to an upwardly extending position so that the mirror may be used to observe the eyes during application of eye makeup.

Integral with the rear flange 26 is an outwardly extending tubular hinge barrel 34 and outwardly extending from the flange 28 and slightly depending therefrom is a catch lug 36 which has an inwardly facing recess 38therein. The hinge lug or barrel 34 and the latch lug 36 are integral with the flanges 26 and 28 respectively and are constructed of plastic material with a lug 36 having sufficient resiliency to engage a catch lug on the frame 14 in a manner described hereinafter.

The frame 14 includes a rear wall 40, a front wall 42 and parallel end walls 44 defining an open rectangular frame. The rear wall 40 and front wall 42 extend slightly longitudinally beyond the end walls 44 and define slight projecting lugs 46 at each corner of the frame in alignment with the rear wall and front wall 42 respectively. Also, the rear wall 40 and front wall 42 extend above the top edge of the end walls 44 and include a downwardly facing should 48 extending throughout the length thereof in alignment with the upper edge of the end walls 44. Disposed above the shoulder 48 is a second and wider shoulder 50 which also faces downwardly. Both of the shoulders 48 and 50 are longitudinally continuous with the uppermost inner edge of the back wall 40 defining a continuous retaining ledge 52 and the uppermost edge of the front wall 42 defining a continuous retaining ledge 54. The outer comer of the uppermost edge of the rear wall 40 includes a recess 56 and the outermost upper edge of the front wall 42 includes a recess 58. The recess 56 and 58 receive the flanges 26 and 28 respectively on the lid 12 when in closed position. Also, the rear wall 40 is provided with a pair of longitudinally spaced hinge barrels 60 integral therewith which are interdigitated in relation to the hinge barrel 34 and the tubular hinge barrels 34 and 60 receive a hinge pin 62 therethrough thus hingedly connecting the lid 12 to the frame 42. The front wall 42 is provided with an outwardly projecting lug 60 for frictional reception in the recess 38 on the lid to retain the lid in closed position as illustrated in FIG. 3. Also mounted on the front wall 42 is a pair of finger receiving lugs 66 which are tapered and rounded with a major dimension thereof adjacent to but spaced from the lug 62 with the lug 66 receiving the latch lug 36 therebetween with the lug 36 facilitating engagement of a finger with the latch lug 36 to release the lid from its closed position.

The bottom tray 20 includes a bottom panel or plate 68, end wall 70 and a rear wall 72 and front wall 74 which are of equal vertical dimensions and which have a dimension equal to the vertical height of the end walls 44 and the vertical dimension between the bottom edge of the rear and front walls 40 and 42 and the shoulders 48 so that the tray 20 will be received within the frame 14 with the upper edge on the end wall 70, the rear wall 72 and the front wall 74 being oriented so that the top edge of the end walls 70 and end walls 44 are flush. As illustrated in FIG. 3, the bottom edge of the tray 20 is slightly above the bottom edge of the walls 40 and 42 as well as the walls 44.

The interior of the tray 20 is provided with a longitudinal partition 76 which is parallel to the walls 72 and 74 and slightly less in height thus dividing the tray into two longitudinal areas. In the rear longitudinal area, there is provided a plurality of cylindrical upstanding walls 78 which are integral with the bottom 68 and which are spaced from each other and spaced from the wall 72 and the partition 76 as illustrated in FIG. 3 thus defining open compartments or containers for eye makeup. The tray 20 is secured within the frame 14 in a permanent manner by any suitable bonding material or the like.

The tray 16 includes a top panel or plate 80 having a centrally disposed recess 82 formed therein. The panel 80 includes depending side flanges or walls 84 each having a longitudinal recess 86 in the upper corner thereof with the walls 84 and recesses 86 being slidably disposed between the walls 40 and 42 with the recesses engaging the shoulders 50 as illus trated in FIG. 3 for slidably guiding the tray 16 for longitudinal movement between the rails 52 and 54 on the upper end portion of the walls 40 and 42. The inner edge of the plate 80 is provided with a depending inner end wall 88 having a centrally disposed retaining lug 90 thereon which depends below the top edge of the end wall 70 of the tray 20 and the top edge of the end wall 44 on the frame to limit the outward sliding movement of the tray 16 in relation to the frame 14 to retain the tray 16 assembled therewith.

The outer edge of the plate or panel 80 is provided with an end wall 92 which has a vertical dimension extending to a lower edge substantially flush with the lower end of the end walls 44. The upper edge corner of the end wall 92 is provided with projecting lugs 94 which cooperate with the lugs 46 and overlie the lugs 46 when the end edges of the end wall 92 of the tray 16 is received between the lugs 46 thus providing a flush corner edge with interlocking lugs as illustrated in FIG. 1. The top surface of the plate 80 is provided with a notch or recess 96 therein which has a vertical outer surface and an inclined bottom surface defining a recess for receiving the fingernail or thumbnail to facilitate outward sliding movement of the tray 80. Also, the outer comer edge of the tray 16 is pro vided with a recess 98 therealong to receive the bottom edge of the end flange 24 on the lid 16 to provide a flush end surface for the compact and serve to retain the sliding tray 16 in position in overlying relation to substantially one-half of the bottom tray as illustrated in FIG. 2.

The tray 18 is identical to the tray 16 except that the top plate or panel designated by numeral 80' is provided with two rectangular recesses 100 rather than the single larger recess 82 incorporated into the tray 16. The tray 18 operates in exactly the same manner as the tray 16 and is associated with the frame 14 and the bottom tray 20 as well as the lid 12 in exactly the same manner and the same reference numerals are employed to designate the same parts.

Where the components are secured together such as the tray 20 into the frame 14, a corresponding taper may be pro vided to facilitate the telescopic engagement as well as the bonding of the surfaces and this also facilitates formation of the components of the compact when molded so that the component pieces may be easily released from the mold.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A shallow compact for convenient carrying in a woman s purse comprising a shallow peripheral frame, a shallow bottom tray disposed in said frame and supported thereby, a lid hinged to said frame for pivotal movement from a closed posi-' tion overlying the frame to an open position, and shallow slidable tray means interposed between the lid and the bottom tray and being slidably carried by the frame whereby the slidable tray means forms a closure for the bottom tray and the lid forms a closure for the slidable tray means when in closed position, said slidable tray means including a pair of longitudinally slidable trays, each slidable tray having a top panel with compartment means therein for receiving eye makeup, said bottom tray including compartment means for receiving eye makeup and the like, each of said slidable trays covering substantially one-half of the bottom tray, said frame including side guide rails at the front and rear thereof, each of said slidable trays including a side recess slidably engaging the rails thus forming the means slidably supporting the slidable trays from the frame, and means on the ends of the lid engaging the trays and retaining them in closed condition when the lid is closed.

2. The structure as defined in claim I wherein each slidable tray includes a depending lug at its inner end to limit the outward movement thereof by engaging the end of the frame to retain the slidable trays assembled therewith.

3. The structure as defined in claim 2 wherein each slidable tray includes an outer wall forming a closure for the outer end of the compact when closed, the outer end edges of each slidable tray including a recess, the means on said lid engaging the trays including a peripheral flange telescopically received in the recessed in the trays, and a mirror disposed against the inner surface of the lid.

4. The structure as defined in claim 3 wherein said frame includes a downwardly facing internal shoulder, said bottom tray telescoped into the bottom of said frame with the top edge thereof abutting said shoulder.

5. The structure as defined in claim 3 wherein said guide rails on the frame each includes a longitudinally continuous flange along the rear and front thereof, the outer upper corner of each flange having a longitudinal recess receiving the rear and front flanges on the lid.

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U.S. Classification312/227, 206/823, D28/83, 132/294
International ClassificationA45D40/22
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/823, A45D40/22
European ClassificationA45D40/22