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Publication numberUS2491721 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 20, 1949
Filing dateOct 31, 1945
Priority dateOct 31, 1945
Publication numberUS 2491721 A, US 2491721A, US-A-2491721, US2491721 A, US2491721A
InventorsGelardin Albert
Original AssigneeGelardin Albert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lipstick case
US 2491721 A
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Patented Dec. 20, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LIPSTICK CASE Albert Gelardin, New York, N. Y.

Application October 31, 1945, Serial No. 625,801

(Cl. 20G-*56) 11 Claims.

This invention relates to lipstick holders.

Heretofore lipstick holders, whether made of metal or plastics, have usually been made with a plurality of concentric sleeves` formed with grooves receiving one or more lugs on the carrier for the lipstick, the relative rotation of the sleeves advancing and retracting the lipstick carrier.

It is an object of the present invention to simplify lipstick holder construction.

Another object of the invention is to avoid the use of concentric sleeves as well as the relatively rotating grooves which have heretofore been found necessary to advance and retract the cup receiving the lipstick.

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a lipstick holder wherein the cup receiving the lipstick may be advanced and retracted by means of a spring.

Another object of the invention is the controlling of the movement of the lipstick holder by means of a spring.

It is also an object of the invention to reciprocate the lipstick by the provision of the usual rotating sleeve at the bottom of the lipstick holder.

Another object of the invention is the control of the spring whereby the lipstick carrier may be advanced and retracted.

These and other objects of the invention and the means for their attainment will be more apparent from the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings illustrating one embodiment by which the invention may be realized and in which:

Fig. l is a view in longitudinal, axial section showing the parts of the lipstick holder of this invention;

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view taken in the plane indicated by the line 2--2 in Fig. 1, showing the means for positioning the cup with respect to the wall of the lipstick carrier;

Fig. 3 is a view taken in the plane indicated by the line 3-3 o Fig. l, showing the position of the spring in relation to the spring housing;

- Fig. 4 is a view Vtakcn in the plane indicated by the line II-llof Fig. 1, showing the spring housing and the manner in which the spring is mounted therein;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view showing an alter-A native method of uniting the spring housing of the lipstick container with the single Wall of the container; i

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view taken in the plane indicated by the line 6--6 of Fig. 5, showing modilied means for uniting the side wall and the spring housing; and

Fig-'7 is a view similar to Fig. 5 showing a modiiied mountingrof the cup-shaped actuator and another way of uniting the casing andthe spring housing.

Referring now to the drawings, the novel 1ip` stick container herein will be seen to comprise a cylindrical sheath or body portion I0, a base or cap 20, an inner spring housing 30, a helical spring til, a lipstick cup carrier 50, and a lipstick cup 50.

The tubular casing or body I0 of the holder has a main central body portion Il, which may be circular, rectangular or polygonal in cross-section. At its upper end, the casing is peened inwardly, as indicated at I2, to give a rounded; dome-shaped tip having a central aperture I3. As shown in Figs. 1, 4 and 5, the bottom end of casing ID, designated generally by the numeral I4, terminates in an open end I5. The upper and lower body sections lI I, I4, of the casing, arejoined by an integral annular rib section I6, formed with an external annular groove I'I, having upper and lower shoulders I'I, I'I, respectively. Interiorly, the section I6 forms a raised annular ridge I8, having upper and lower shoulders or roots I8', I8. In the form shown in Figs. l and 5, the upper body portion II is codiarnetrical with the lower body portion I4. The lower body portion I4 is of cylindrical crosssection to permit the telescoping and rotation of the cap member 20 thereon, and therearound, as will be described hereinafter.

The cup or cap member 20 is generally cupshaped, having a bottom or base 2| and an up# standing cylindrical wall 22, which may be knurled or milled to provide a non-slip surface. The lip or upper edge 23 of the wall is generally rounded off, as shown, and is force-tted or peened into frictional gripping contact with the external annular groove II of the intermediate ridge section IB of the casing. A verticalpost 24 is formed internally of and on the base A2| of the cup and offset from the center thereof. This post serves as an anchor to receive one end 4I of the helical spring 40.

The spring housing A3l) comprises a generally inverted cup-shaped member having a top wall 3| and a cylindrical side wall 32. The top wall 3i is fenestrated and side wall 32 is cut away `to provide a continuous window section 33 in the top wall and a gap 34 in the side wall dened by the spaced edges 34234?, The inner edge 33 of the Window 33 is oiiset from the center of the top or disc section 3 I, The helical spring 4G is adapted to pass through the window 33. The spring housing 3B and the lower wall I 4 of casing I@ may be suitably splined with mating splines to receive locking key 35 which securely locks the two parts together. This locking is positively insured .by the provision of the feature that the `corner 36 of the spring housing is in direct abutment against the shoulder I3" formed? bythe internal' ridge I3 of the casing I0. With the corner or shoulder 36 in bearing engagement with `the ridge I8 and the spring housing 3i! sprung slightly by virtue of the gap formed between edges 3434 and Window 33, the spring housing is in rm, rigid engagement with the bottom wall I4- of the cas--l ing, and is permanently locked therein' andthere.- to by the key member 35. As illustrated in Figs.

5 and 6, the interlocking of housing 3i!!- and cas-- ing I0 may'be attained by providing the base or f bottom edge ofA housing 30 with. outwardly extending prongs or teeth 3S, 36, which. aretted into corresponding grooves. I9 formedr in: the bottom edge I5 ot thecasing I9.

The' helical spring: 40.` comprises a. body portion concentric with the casings 33 and IG and slightly less in: diameterY than the housing 38; inf. which itis contained. The normal, unrestricted length of the: spring 40- is greater than the overall lengthof` the casing I'Il'. The init'al turn of the spring. is formed with a loop 4i which is; passed over the` post 24 and anchors the spring thereon, The turns 42 of the: spring, contained in thehousing 30', are compressed, as indicated, and the uppermostturn 43, in the housing', has bearing, engagement againstftheI wall 3|. As the spring uni-- windsthrough the window .33,A the upper turns 45= are free to expand. to their full, unrestricted length. At its. upper end, the. spring. is con.- verged intoY a,` loop 44,l secured by ring rivet or eyelet 46-tc the base 5I of lipstick cup carrier 50..

The lipstick cupcarrier 59 comprises,- a generally cup-shaped member having a, bottom 5I., apertured: at 52 to receive rivet 46 and provided further withr upstanding side Wall 53. The outer section of the wall 53' is provided with a. plurality ofA spacers or knobs. 54 whose` function is to maintain the cup carrier spaced in and the wall II of' casing i0.

The lipstick cup carrier 50 is` adapted to receive a lipstick cup B0 in friction-fit engagement; The cup 50 comprises the usual base 6I and vertical side wall 62, the upper edge or lip 63 of the cup extending an appreciable distance above the side wall 53 of the cup carrier, as shown. The upper edge or lip` 63 of the cup 5S', as noted, will extend above cup carrier 53 an appreciable distance, and at least a distance suiiicient to enable it t'o protrude through the aperture or discharge opening I3 of the casing I2", so that the lipstick 1U, contained in andv carried by the cup, can be substantially used up when spring lf3Y is inits fully released position. Additionally', bythe provision of the extending lip 513, the removal of' the cup 6U from the carrier is facilitated, as wel-l as the re-insertion or relling of thev container with a new lipstick. Normally, each lipstick 'Ifll is supplied with an individual cup 6d.

The form. of' the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 6 will bev seen to be` simple in construction and operation. The parts may be made of metal or plastic, or combinations of both. In assembling, the expanded spring te with the attached cup carrier 5a, is threaded through the bottom-ot cas* ing I0 to pass the ridge I6. The spring then has its free end threaded through the Window 33. The cup 38 may then be driven in place into the bottom of casing I Il and keyed in locking engagement by key 35. The bottom loop 4I is fitted on and over the retaining post 24. With the spring housing 3U locked in place in the casing, and the free end of the spring fitted on and over post 24, cup 2G is pushed up over the wall I4 of the casing anda the lip or upper edge' peened or otherwise locked or fitted into sliding locking engagement Awith the groove I1 of the casing I0. In the fitting and locking of cap 2U on the bottom of the wall of the` casing, the portion 42 of the helical spring 40 contained within the spring housing will be compressed, as indicated.

It will be seen that, due to the extended bearing engagement of side wall 22 of cup 20 and Wall I4 ot casing I0, the cup cannot be rocked or rotated or longitudinally displaced on the casing, in any manner-whatsoever.. It will' benoted., further. that, due torthef interlockl and' ixed bearing engagement of thev side wall 32 of springA housing; 3U. against Wall I=4v of. casing I the.lattersis;but'.-l tressed orrxed and, rigidied', inY the operating; area, namely, in the cup area, on cap.l area which is subjected to the greatest use. other words. in. the normal use of, the lipstickholder' or container, the cap 20 will be-rota-tede in placevand-.thcspring 4d released or retracted and' compressed, simultaneously propelling orr repelling; the. lipstick cup. carrier 56 with the contained' lipstick, 10.

The provision of a single; casing: or sheath for the device, together with a single cap member which. forms. the driving or rotating` member', or

actuator of the assembly, permits a great red-uotion in parts of. a normally complex device, and as indicated hereinabove, does away withamulti-e plicity of Vconcentric groovesV and slotted, parts contained within the body of theI casing.` Thelmstick carrier is actuated from. its baseonly, and., is not subject to any adverse operating conditions, being freely reciprocable. longitudinally in the casing I0.

Referring now to Fig. '1, there is shown a modi.'- ed interlocked casing and. c ap construction,1 as follows:` The casing I0 has. the usual. upper wall I'I and the lower wallv sectionV I.4,',.which, this form, is greater in diameter than the upper wall IIL The twol wall sections are joined' by an integral flange or shoulder I6" forming. or provid'- ing an upper bearing surface I6", and a lower shouldered bearingsurface IGM'. The corner 36', or upper edge of the spring housing, will, nt in abutting, bearing engagement against the shoul'- der I"6"" and the inner wall of casing section Il4. The spring housing 3Utwi-ll bejoined to the casing; I0 by means of a pin 31. When spring housing 30 and casing IIJ" have been joined by the pin 31 in the manner shown, the cap 20" is fitted in sliding', frictional engagement over the wall section I4', and its upper lip which extends beyond the shoulder IB', is peenedeover in :bearing engagement on the saidshoulder, ali as indicated at 2'2". This particular construction iisn specially suited lfor, use with plastic materials, although, ci course, sheet metals; maybe used, and the edge` or lip 22' rolled or beaded over in. place. Because.` of; the novel construction, the parts are^ quicklyl and. posi.- tively' assembled, and, in thisy particular instance, the. carrier 5B' maybe inserted directly into the casing II without having to. be; threaded past an obstructing ridge.

' f Various modicat-ons will'. occurtothoseisklled in the art in the term taken by the various ments of the invention as well as in their disposition, and no limitation is intended by the phraseology of the foregoing description or illustrations in the accompanying drawings except as indicated in the annexed claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In a lipstick holder, in combination, a tubular wall member, a lipstick carrier within the tubular wall, a cup-shaped actuating mem ber telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received within an annular groove formed in the wall of the housing for rotation thereabout, said annular groove forming an interior annular bead on the inner wall of the housing, a spring housing retained in the bottom of the housing by said bead, said spring housing being formed with an aperture in its upper wall, and a spring secured within the housing passing through the aperture and secured to the lipstick carrier.

2. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing formed with anannular bead, a cup in the tubular housing to hold a lipstick, an actuating member telescoped 4over the lower end of the tubular housing and retained by the bead, a spring housing retained in the bottom of the housing by said bead, said spring housing being formed with an aperture in its upper surface, a spring in the housing passing through the aperture and secured to the cup, a post carried within the actuating member and entering the spring housing and to which the spring end is attached, and means to prevent relative rotation of the spring housing and the tubular housing.

3. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup in the tubular housing to hold a lipstick. a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received within an annular groove formed in the wall of the housing for rotation thereabout, said annular groove forming an interior annular bead on the inner wall of the tubular housing, an apertured spring housing retained in the bottom of the said tubular housing by said bead, a spring in the spring housing passing through the aperture and whereof the end is secured to the cup, and means carried within the actuating member and entering the spring housing and to which one spring end is attached.

4. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup in the tubular housing to hold a lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received within an annular groove formed in the wall of the housing for rotation thereabout, said annular groove forming an interior annular bead on the inner wall of the tubular housing, an inverted apertured cup-shaped spring housing retained in the bottom of the tubular housing by said bead, a spring in the spring housing passing through the aperture and whereof the end is secured to the cup, and a post carried within the actuating member and entering the spring housing and to which the spring end is attached.

5. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup in the tubular housing to hold a lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received within an annular groove formed in the wall of the tubular housing for rotation thereabout, said annular groove forming an interior annular bead on the inner wall of the tubular housing, a cup-shaped spring housing retained in the bottom of the tubular housing by said bead, said spring housing being formed with a fenestrated opening in its upper surface, a spring in the spring housing secured to the lipstick cup and passing through the fenestration, means tocenter the lipstick cup in. the lipstick holder, and means in the spring housing to which the spring end is attached.

6. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup in the tubular housing to hold a lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received within an annular groove formed in the wall of the tubular housing for rotation thereabout, said annular groove forming an interior annular bead on the inner wall of the said tubular housing, an inverted cup-shaped spring housing retained in the bottom of the tubular housing by said bead, said spring housing being formed with an aperture in its upper surface, a spring in the spring housing passing through the aperture and whereof the end is secured to the'lipstick cup, means to center the cup in the lipstick holder, means to secure the spring to the lipstick cup and to the actuating member, and means to prevent relative rotation of the spring housing and the wall of the lipstick holder.

7. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup within the tubular housing to hold lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received on an annular shoulder formed as an oiset in the wall of the tubular housing for rotation thereabout, said shoulder forming an interior annular shoulder on the inner wall of the tubular housing, an inverted cupshaped spring housing retained in the bottom of the said tubular housing by said interior shoulder, said spring housing being formed with an aperture in its upper surface, a spring in the spring housing passing through the aperture and secured to the lipstick cup, means to center the said cup in the lipstick holder, and means to prevent relative rotation of the spring housing and the wall of the lipstick holder.

8. In a lipstick, in combination, a tubular housing, a cup in the tubular housing to hold lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped over the lower end of the tubular housing, said cup-shaped actuating member being formed with an inwardly directed upper edge as a bead received on an annular shoulder formed as an offset in the wall of the tubular housing for rotation thereabout, said shoulder forming an interior annular shoulder on the inner wall of the tubular housing, an inverted cup-shaped spring housing retained in the bottom of the housing by said shoulder, said spring housing being formed with an aperture in its upper surface, a spring in the spring housing passing through the aperture and secured to the lipstick cup, means to center the said cup in the lipstick l norden; means carried within the actuating meral bei' and entering.' the spring. housing and. to which the spring end' is attached, and means toI prevent relative: rotation of the spring,r 'housing andi thef wall of the lipstick holder.

9. In a lipstick, in combination, a` tubular housing, a cup-shaped actuating member telescoped` over' the lower endof the tubular hous-A in?,e and in bearingv engagement with the bottom' edge' and side Walls of saidv housing', an interior' annular beadon the inner wail of the tubular housing, an invertedl cup-shaped spring tubular housing forcibly reta-ined in the bottom of the' tubular housing by' said bead and in bearing errgagem-ent with the bottom. of said cup-shaped' actuating member, said' spring housing being enestr'ated in'A its upper surface, and a spring compressed in, thel spring' housing and passing through the fenestration to` an expanded' posi tion',`

I0; In a: lipstick, in'v combination,` ay tubular` housing whereofV the upper endl is domed, a cupshapedl actuating'f member telescoped. over the lower end of. the tubular housing and in bear'- ing engagement withthe'vi'faslls andi bottom thereof,kv sai'd cup-shaped actuating mem-ber being" formed with aninturnedr lipy received Within an annular groove formed inthe wall of the tubulaif housing for rotation thereabou't, said groove formingan' interiorY annular bead on the inner Wall ofk the tubular housing, av fenestratedspring tubular housing retained Withinv the said tubular housing by said annular' bead and: thef bottom of said actuator', aJ spring' in the' spring housing compressed` and passing through the fenestrad tion to anv expanded position, means carried Within the actuating member and entering the spring housing and to which the spring end is attached',

housing whereof the upper edge' portion'-isturnerl inwardly, a cup' in the tubuiar' housingk tof hold a' lipstick, a cup-shaped actuating member'v telescoped over the lower end of the tubular: housing', said: cupeshaped actuating: member' being formed' with an. inwardly directed upperV edeas a bead received! on an anmilar` shoulderY formed as an onset in the wali of the tubular housing'i for rotation thereabo'ut, said. siiouldet` forming an interior' annular' onset shoulder' on theinnen` wall' of theV tubul'ar housing?, a spring' tubular'.

housing formed Witlian'` aperture*- in` its' upper surface, a'V spring inthe spring housing passing' throughv the aperture secure'dl tol the; cup',- and akeyl preventing relative rotation of the tubular' housing and the' spring" housing.

ALBERT GELARDI-N'..

nominativoEsl CITED- T'he following references arev of ree'orcf. the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/79, 401/81, 401/86, 401/54
International ClassificationA45D40/04, A45D40/10
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/04, A45D40/10
European ClassificationA45D40/10, A45D40/04