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Publication numberUS2372777 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date3 Apr 1945
Filing date7 Aug 1943
Priority date7 Aug 1943
Publication numberUS 2372777 A, US 2372777A, US-A-2372777, US2372777 A, US2372777A
InventorsGorman William R
Original AssigneeGorman William R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for holding and applying cosmetic to the lips
US 2372777 A
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April 3, 1945. w. R. GORMAN MEANS FOR HOLDING AND APPLYING COSMETIC TO THE LIPS Filed Aug. 7, 1945 Patented Apr. 3, 1945 MEANS FOR HOLDING AND APPLYING COSMETIC TO THE LIPS William R. German, New York, N. Y.

Application August 7, 1943, Serial No. 497,788

8 Claims.

This invention relates to means for holding cosmetic and for applying the cosmetic to the lips.

Cosmetic, or lip stick, to be applied to the lips consists of a semi-solid substance having a waxy and viscous consistency. Heretofore this substance has been compressed into the form of a stick from which it derives its name lip stick. To adapt the cosmetic stick to be carried in a handbag without soiling the same, and to manipulate the lip stick in applying the cosmetic to the lips without needlessly soiling the fingers and hands it is mounted in a shell having an open end and constituting the body of an enclosing casing for the cosmetic stick, the open end of the body shell bein closed by a removable closure. The cosmetic or lip stick is supported at one end in a carrier engaged in the body shell and means are provided to move the carrier with the cosmetic stick to project the cosmetic stick outwardly from the open end of the shell when it is decided to utilize the cosmetic and to move the same into the shell. When it is desired to apply the cosmetic to the lips the shell closure is removed and the cosmetic carrier is actuated to project the cosmetic stick outwardly from the end of the shell, the cosmetic being applied to the lips by directly engaging the stick with the lips. While the end portion of the cosmetic stick may be beveled or tapered, nevertheless in applying the cosmetic to the lips it is impossible to follow the contour of the lips in a clear and sharp line with the result that the cosmetic is daubed onto difierent portions of the lips and then spread and wiped or rubbed over the lips to follow the contour of the lips, which is effected by the finger and thus transfering the cosmetic to and soiling the finger necessitating the cleaning of the cosmetic from the finger which is usually effected by wiping the cosmetic from the finger by a handkerchief and soiling'the same,

It is an object of the invention to provide improved means for holding cosmetic to be applied to the lips and for applying the cosmetic to the lips without the necessity of wiping or rubbing the cosmetic over the lips by the finger in applying the same in order that the cosmetic will follow the contour and outline of the lips, and to provide means for this purpose which is simple and cheap and highly efilcient in use.

It is a further object of the invention to provide means for holding and applying a cosmetic to the lips and comprisingv a casing for holding bodies of cosmetic in opposed relation to each Figure 4.

other, and the provision of an applicator in the form of a plate movable through an opening in the side wallof the casing into and outwardly from the casin in contact with the bodies of cosmetic to apply a coating of the cosmetic on both surfaces of the applicator plate, and then imprinting the coatings of cosmetic onto the lips to follow the contour and outline of the lips by impressing the lips upon the cosmetic coated surfaces of the applicator plate.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear.

In the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this application Figure 1 is a front elevation of means for holding and applying cosmetic to the lips showing one embodiment of the invention, the holder being partly broken away to show the arrangement of mounting the cosmetic and the applicator plate therein, and showing in dot and dash lines the applicator moved outwardly from the holder.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view, on an enlarged scale, taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of FigureZ.

Figure 4 is a plan view of another embodiment of the invention, and showing the applicator plate in dot and dash lines moved outwardly from the holder.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional detail view on line 5-5 of Figure 4 to show the manner of mounting theapplicator plate in the holder of Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 4.

Figure '7 is a sectional view taken on the line 'l- 1 of Figure 4, and

Figures 8 and 9 are diagrammatic views showing the transferring of cosmetic on the surfaces of the applicator plate to the lips.

In the embodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 3, the holder is in the form of a casing, comprising a body shell 10 and a dished closure H having a hinged connection l2 with the body. As shown, the opposite side walls of the body and closure extend in parallel rela tion, whereas the end walls are of slightly arcuate form. However, the holder may be of any other desired shape.

A plate 13 constituting the applicator for the cosmetic to the lips is slidably supported in the holder to have movement outwardly from and into the casing through a slot or opening in the end side wall of the body, and is shown in said arrangement formed by undercoating the edge of ing the plate outwardly from and into the cas-. 1

I the lips .contacted therewith after which the lips ing a finger engaging member I6 is pivotally ing adapted to be moved to position to extend outwardly from the plate, as shown in dot and dash lines in Figure 1, and whenthe plate is moved into the casing to be positioned relative;

to the opening or slot l 4 through which the plate moves.

To adapt the casing to hold the cosmetic and apply a coating thereof to opposite surfaces of the plate as the plate is moved outward from and into the casing, means are provided to carry a pair of bodies I! of the cosmetic within the casing and the closure with a surface thereof exposed and the exposed surface of the body of cosmetic in the casing uppermost and opposed to a surface of the applicator plate, and the exposed surface of the body of cosmetic in the closureopposed to the opposite surface of the applicator plate when the closure is in its closed position, and said cosmetic bodies urged in a direction to contact the exposed surface thereof with the opposite surfaces of the applicator plate. As shown, the bodies of the cosmetic are of rectangular form mounted on carriers in the form of plates l 8 conforming to the shape of the bodies of the cosmetic with portions of said plates l8 offset and adapted to engage the bodies of the cosmetic, as shown at I9, to prevent displacement of the bodies of cosmetic laterally from the carriers. The opposite longitudinal marginalportions of the carrier plate are flanged laterally in the same direction, as at 20. The carriers are supported in the casing and in the closure by bowed leaf spring members 21 secured intermediate the ends tothe bottom of the casing and the closure, as by rivets 22. The supporting member 2| mounted in the casing is disposed adjacent to and extends parallelly of the opening or slot l4, and the supporting member 2| mounted in the closure is disposed to extend parall'elly of the supporting member mounted in the casing when the closure is in its closed position. Theleaf spring supporting members 2! are of slightly greater width than the spaces between the flanges of the carriers l8 for the cosmetic bodies and said carriers I 8 are mounted on said leaf spring members and held against lateral displacement therefrom by the flanges of the carrier plates frictionally engaging the opposite edges of the free end portions of the leaf spring members, as shown in Figures 2 and 3.

To apply the cosmetic to the'lips the plate manipulating member i6 is grasped between the thumb and finger and moved outwardly to uncover the slot or opening 14 when a, further force in an outward direction is applied to said member and thereby moving the applicator plate l3 outwardly through the slot from between the bodiesof the; cosmetic H, a coating of the cosmetic being applied to the opposite surfaces of the applicator plate by said movement thereof. It

is to be understood that the tension of the leaf spring members is such that the cosmetic bodies will be rightly contacted with the surfaces of the plate. To imprint the cosmetic on the surfaces of the plate upon the lips the rounded corner portion of the plate is disposed between the lips and the lips firmly impressed upon the plate. The lips are then moved or rolled inwardly on the surfaces of the plate, as shown. in Figure 8, and then moved or rolled outwardly, as shown in Figure 9, transferring the coating of cosmetic on the suriaces of the applicator plate to said portions of are spread to remove the plate from between the lips. By so applying the cosmetic to the lips the cosmetic will follow the contour and outline of the lips without any necessity of spreading or rubbing the cosmetic over the lips. The applicator plate is then moved into the casing and the member l6 positioned to close the opening or slot. It will be obvious that if desired the cosmetic may be applied to one surface of the applicator plate, when only one of the cosmetic bodies and carrier therefor is required. In such arrangement it will be necessary to apply the cosmetic first to one lip and then to the other lip.

In the embodiment of the invention shown .in Figures 4 to '7 the casing is of circular shape, and comprises a body shell 23 and a flat plate closure 24 hingedly connected to the body shell, as at 25, and provided opposite. the hinged connection with latch means 26 to releasably hold the closure in closed position. A slot or opening 21 is arranged in the side wall of the body shell, said slot extending substantially from the point 28 to the point 29 (Figure 4). An applicator plate 30 has an arcuate edge portion conforming to the curvature of the casing and a straight edge portion, and is pivotally supported at the end of a stud or post 3! fixed at one end in and extending downwardly into the casing from the closure, as shown in Figure 5, and: supporting the applicator plate to have movement in the plane of the slot in the side wall of the casing and movement through the casing slot outwardly from the casing, as shown in dot and dash lines in Figure 4, and into the casing, as shown in Figures 6 and '7. A portion of the arouate edge of the applicator plate is provided with a. flange 3G toextend. from opposite surfaces of the plate, as shown in Figures 6 and 7, and arranged at one end with a finger engaging portion, as shown in Figure 4, to facilitate moving the plate outwardly from the casing. Bodies of cosmetic are carried on, carrier plates with a surface of a the cosmetic exposed similar to the arrangement in Figures 1, 2 and 3, except that said bodies of cosmetic are of slightly arcuate form in longitudinal section to conform with the curvature of the body shell. The carrier plates l8 are also mounted on bowed leaf spring members and urged thereby into contact with the opposite surfaces of the applicator plate. However, the leaf spring members, instead of being of rectangular form, have the opposite longitudinal edges arranged to convex form and are of less length than the cosmetic bodies, as shown at 32 in Figure 4. Also the leaf spring members, instead of being bowed longitudinally, are bowed in a direction transversely of the plate and are secured intermediate the length thereof to the closure and the bottom of the body shell, as. by rivets 33, with a bowedportion of one spring member engaging the closure and a bowed portion of the other leaf spring member engaging the bottom of the body shell. The carrier plates for the cosmetic bodies, which to carry a body of cosmetic with a surface thereof are of a length substantially the same as the body of the leaf spring members, are mounted on the other bowed portion of the leaf spring members by frictionally engaging the side flanges of the carriers with the opposite ends of the leaf spring members. 7

In the use of the device to apply cosmetic to the lips the plate 38 is moved outwardly through the slot in the shell body and during this movement of the applicator plate a coating of the cosmetic is applied to the opposite surfaces of the applicator plate by the movement thereof between the cosmetic bodies. To apply the cosmetic to the lips the portion of the applicator plate not having the arcuate edge is disposed be,- tween the lips when the lips are impressed upon the opposite cosmetic coated surfaces of the applicator plate to transfer the cosmetic to the lips in the manner as set forth in connection with Figures 1, 2 and 3, the outward movement of the applicator plate being such as to permit of the ready engagement of the portion of the edge without the flange between the lips.

Having described my invention I claim:

1. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to the lips, means to hold a pair of elongated bodies of cosmetic in opposed relation to each other, and a plate mounted on said holding mean to have movement between and in contact with the bodies of cosmetic for applying a coating of the cosmetic to opposite surfaces of the plate, and said plate adapted to be disposed between the lips and the lips impressed thereon to transfer the cosmetic from the plate and to the lips.

2. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to lips, a casing, a pair of cosmetic carriers mounted in the casing with the cosmetic disposed in opposed relation, and a plate mounted in the casing disposed between and in contact with the cosmetic carried by the carriers and to have movement outwardly from and into the casing relative to said carriers for applying coatings of the cosmetic to opposite surfaces of the plate, and said coatings of cosmetic on the plate adapted to be transferred to the lips by the engagement of the plate between and impressing the lips upon the surfaces of the Plate.

3. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to lips, a casing and a releasable closure therefor, said casing having a slot in a side wall portion midway the bottom of the casing and closure, a plate supported in the casing to have movement through said slot outwardly from and into the casing, a pair of carriers each adapted to carry a body of cosmetic with a surface of the cosmetic exposed, means to mount one of said carriers within the casing with the exposed surface of the cosmetic body opposed to a surface of the plate and urged toward the plate to yieldingly contact the exposed surface of the cosmetic therewith, means to mount the other of said carriers within the closure and urged from the closure to yieldingly contact the exposed surface of the body of cosmetic with the other surface of the plate when the closure is in its closed position, whereby a coating of said cosmetic is adapted to be applied to the surfaces of the plate by the movement of the plate outwardly from and into the casing, and the cosmetic on the surfaces of the plate adapted to be transferred to the lips by impressing the lips thereon.

' sure therefor, said body having an opening in a.

4. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to the lips, a casing including a body having a slot in a side wall portion thereof and a releasable closure for the body, a pair of carriers each adapted exposed, means for mounting one of saidtcarriers within the body adjacent the side wall portion with the slot and with the exposed surface of the cosmetic uppermost, means to mount the other carrier within the closure with the exposed surface of the cosmetic opposite the exposed surface of the cosmetic on the carrier mounted in the body when the closure is in its closed position, and a plate engaging between and in contactwith the exposed surface of the bodies of cosmetic supported in the casing to have movement outwardly from the casing through the slot'in the side wall of the casing body and movement into the casing, and said movements of the plate al plying a coating of cosmetic to the opposite surfaces of the plate and the cosmetic on the plate adapted to be transferred to the-lips by disposing the plate between and impressing the lips upon the cosmetic coated surfaces of the plate.

5. In means to hold and. apply cosmetic to lips, a casing including a body and a releasable cloportion of the side wall intermediate the bottom of the body and the closure, a plate supported in the casing to have movement through said openand transversely of opposite sides of the plate, a

carrier having a body of cosmetic on a face thereof mounted on each of said leaf spring members and urged by said members to position the cosmetic in contact with the opposite surfaces of the plate, a coating of the cosmetic being applied to the surfaces of the plate by the movement thereof into and out of the casing and the cosmetic on the plate applied to the lips by disposing the plate between and impressing the lips upon the cosmetic coated surfaces of th plate.

6. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to lips, a casing including a pivotally connected body and closure, said casing having an opening in the side wall intermediate the bottom of the body and closure, guideways arranged in the casing in line with the opening therein, a plate slidably supported in said guideways to have movement through the casing opening outwardly from and into the casing, a flanged member arranged on said plate relative to an edge portion thereof to close the opening in the casing when the plate is moved into the casing, bowed leaf spring members secured intermediate the ends of the casing body and closure, said leaf spring members extending transversely at opposite sides of the plate adjacent the opening in the casing, and a car rier for a body of cosmetic having a surface thereof exposed mounted .on and urged by said leaf spring members into contact with opposite sur faces of the plate, whereby a coating 01 cosmetic is applied to opposite surfaces of the plate by movement thereof into and out of the casing and said coating of cosmetic adapted to be transferred to the lips by impressing the lips upon the opposite coated surfaces of the plate.

'7. In means to hold and apply cosmetic to lips, a casing including a body shell and a closure pivotally connected thereto, and saidvbodyshellhaving a slot in a portion of the side wall, a plate pivotally supported in the casing in the plane of said opening to have movement through said opening outwardly from and into the casing, and

an edge portion of said plate having a flange adapted to close the casing opening when the plate is moved into the casing, bowed leaf spring members secured intermediate the ends thereof to the body shell and closure with the opposite ends free, a carrier for a body of cosmetic having a surface thereof exposed mounted on each of said leaf spring members and said leaf spring memhers urging said carriers to position the exposed surfaces of the bodies of the cosmetic into con-v tact with opposite surface of the plate and thereby adapted to apply a coating thereof to opposite surfaces of the plate by the movement of the plate relative to said surfaces of the bodies of cosmetic, whereby said surface coatings of the cosmetic on the plate may be transferred to the lips by impressing the lips thereon.

8-. Means to hold and apply cosmetic to the lips as claimed in. claim 5, wherein the carriers for the bodies of cosmetic comprise elongated plates having the opposite longitudinalportions flanged laterally-in the same direction and adapted to frictionally engage the opposite edges of the leaf spring members to mount said carriers on and hold the carriers against lateral displacement from the leaf spring members, and the body of the plate having portions offset in a direction opposite to the flanges adapted to engage in and hold the body of cosmetic on the carrier and prevent lateral displacement thereof from the plate by the movement of the cosmetic applying plate between the cosmetic bodies.

WILLIAM R. GORMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/29, 15/210.1, 401/10, 401/87, 401/191, 132/320, 401/9, 401/119
International ClassificationA45D40/26, A45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/26
European ClassificationA45D40/26