Pivoted Compartments Or Receivers Patents (Class 132/295)
  • Patent number: 10472135
    Abstract: The utility model discloses an anti-glue overflow wet tissue box cover, comprising a cover body and an upper cover surface connected with the cover body. A glue overflow groove depressed upward is arranged on a lower surface of the cover body, and excessive overflow fixture flows into a means inside the glue overflow groove when the wet tissue box cover is fixed to a wet tissue bag with glue or other fixtures. The anti-glue overflow wet tissue box cover of the application has a simple structure and strong practicability, and the glue overflow groove thereon can effectively avoid overflow of solid glue when the wet tissue box cover is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Top Green World Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ling-Da Wang
  • Patent number: 10214331
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic container having an air circulation surface, which includes an inner container for containing a content therein and an inner container lid provided with a sealing protrusion wheel for sealing the inner container. The cosmetic container includes a first sealing protrusion formed on the inner container; a second sealing protrusion formed on the sealing protrusion wheel of the inner container lid; and the air circulation surface including a fine protrusion and a groove provided on the first sealing protrusion of the inner container or the second sealing protrusion of the inner container lid, wherein air compressed in the inner container is discharged while being uniformly distributed over the entire air circulation surface when the inner container lid is closed, and outside air is introduced into the inner container through the entire air circulation surface when the inner container lid is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10145611
    Abstract: A cosmetic sponge drying and storage container has a plurality of components, including at least a first component and a second component, the first component being moveable with respect to the second component to position the container in at least an open condition and a closed condition. At least one of the first component or said second component is perforated with perforations. A cosmetic sponge may be placed within the container when in the open condition and the perforations provide at least 10% ventilation when the container is in the closed condition. Preferably, both the first and second components are perforated to provide for cross-ventilation. In addition, a base may be provided to support the first and second components, and most preferably the base may be perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NYC Designed Inspirations LLC
    Inventor: Samantha Palmer
  • Patent number: 10092081
    Abstract: Compacts designed to hold a product and having a lid, and upper housing portion, and a lower housing portion. The upper housing portion and the lower housing portion are twistable relative to one another, with the lid secured to the upper housing portion and twisting therewith. The lid and lower housing portion comprise engaging structures to secure the lid in a closed position when the respective engaging structures are aligned with one another. When the upper housing portion and lid are twisted relative to the lower housing portion, the lid is free to open upon reaching a sufficient amount of twisting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Burditt, Jr., Kamaal Washington
  • Patent number: 9867447
    Abstract: A compact container for receiving two types of cosmetic materials enables a user to use two types of cosmetic materials in one compact container as a first impregnating member is received in an inner container, and a second impregnating member is received in an inner container lid. The compact container includes an outer container (10) having an open upper portion, an outer container lid (20) coupled to one side of the outer container (10), an inner container (30) having a first receiving space (31) in the outer container (10), and an inner container lid (60) coupled to one side of the inner container (30) and having a second receiving space (65). The second receiving space (65) faces the first receiving space (31), and the second receiving space (65) and the first receiving space (31) are sealed together when the inner container lid (60) is covered on the inner container (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Young Kim, Ju Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9681732
    Abstract: A cap for a reusable bottle and a compound-containing container is provided. The container is a separate, replaceable structure with a base (well/bowl) section containing the compound and a hinged or otherwise removable cap. The container is secured in a cavity in the top of the cap using appropriate detents that flex based upon the materials inherent resilient (e.g. a polymer material) to selectively engage with and disengage from the cap cavity. The cap can include a (unitary or integral) hook or ring that extends from the edges of the cap and can provide a stop that the lid of the secured container hinges against when placed in an open position. The hinge includes a detent adjacent to its front edge (opposite the side containing the hinge. This detent retains the lid in a closed position, but can be overcome by pressure applied by the user to open the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Tali Corp.
    Inventors: Tal Winter, Imraan Aziz, Thomas E. King, Michael J. Strasser, William G. Tammen, Kyle Lamson
  • Patent number: 9420868
    Abstract: A casing for a cosmetic article comprising a housing defining a window, a tray accommodated within the housing and being movable relative to the window of the housing, the tray accommodating the cosmetic article, and a zone defined within the housing and being movable relative to the window of the housing in response to the movement of the tray. The tray and the zone are movable relative to the housing between a retracted position, in which the cosmetic article is displayed through the window so that the cosmetic article can be visually inspected through the window, and an extended position, in which the tray protrudes from the housing to facilitate access to the cosmetic article and the zone can be viewed through the window. In an embodiment, the cosmetic product can be visually inspected through the window when the tray and the zone are in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Yann Crapet, Patrick Fraillon
  • Patent number: 9386836
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic case having a sealing function which prevents a gap from being formed between a main body and a cover, thus preventing cosmetics from being contaminated during a process of distribution. In the cosmetic case, a suction member can be reliably attached to the main body by suction force so that a gap is prevented from being formed therebetween. Therefore, cosmetics contained in the main body can be prevented from being contaminated during a process of distribution, and the weight of cosmetics can be maintained. Furthermore, when the user presses a button member, a cover opens and, simultaneously, the suction force of the suction member is removed, thus allowing the user to easily open the cover and suction cover unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Chung-Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 9375071
    Abstract: A clamshell case includes a case bottom, at least one modular intermediate layer, and a lid. The intermediate layer has a coupling slot in an upper back thereof and a pivot block at a lower back thereof. The pivot block is held in a pivot slot of the case bottom, and the intermediate layer is pivotally fitted over the case bottom through at least one pivot or a pivot portion. The lid has a pivot block held in the coupling slot of the intermediate layer and is pivotally fitted over the intermediate layer through at least one pivot or a pivot portion. The costs to manufacture the clamshell case, which is assembled with a specific number of modular intermediate layers stacked on one another as required, can be reduced, because pivot blocks in all modular intermediate layers are of equal height and identical axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Color Mark Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsi-Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 9032974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary powder container with a brush, wherein powder is discharged through a brush of a powder discharge case by rotating an internal case containing powder in an external case. The internal case is able to be rotated in the external case, wherein powder is discharged into a brush when a plurality of discharge holes of a powder discharge case are in line with a plurality of discharge member holes of a powder discharge member if the internal case is rotated in the external case, and powder is not discharged into a brush when the plurality of discharge holes of the powder discharge case are not in line with the plurality of discharge member holes of the powder discharge member if the internal case is rotated in the external case. The present invention is convenient to use and has an elegant look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Young Joo Lee, Jae Kwang Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150068550
    Abstract: When a turning portion on the front end side of the cover is turned in one direction, a turning-portion engagement part disposed in the turning portion engages with a container main body-side engagement part so as to close the cover. When the turning portion of the cover is turned in the opposite direction, engagement between the turning-portion engagement part and the container main body-side engagement part is released. When the turning portion is kept turned in the opposite direction, a turning-portion opening-operation auxiliary portion disposed in the turning portion abuts on a container main body-side opening-operation auxiliary portion and the cover can be pressed up with a weak force by the principle of the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Arata SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8919355
    Abstract: A cosmetics storage device with a lid, drum assembly, and at least two drawers where the drawers are nested in the drum assembly and connected to each other and secured in the drum assembly through the interaction of spherical wells and a spherical bosses. The lid of the device is secured to the drum assembly by way of a hinge and the bottom surface of the lid has a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Metier Tribeca, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Blanch
  • Publication number: 20140318569
    Abstract: Cosmetic and/or personal care compacts having a multi-tiered design. The tiers are able to rotate relative to each other between defined configurations of the compact. When in any one of its defined configurations, the compact has the same overall shape, for example, a prism. The rotation feature also allows the visual impact of the compact to be varied while maintaining the overall shape of the compact, and is a novelty for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Girolama Bueti, Jason Stockmal
  • Patent number: 8464730
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact providing a molded plastic base, a first cover and combined grip handle and second cover, all disposed over the base. The first cover is hinged to the base. The combined second cover and grip handle are selectively removable from the base, and carry an applicator device which when stored, is disposed between the first cover and base. The arrangement enables the user to quickly open the first cover and immediately remove and manipulate the combined grip handle and second cover and attached applicator device, for application of cosmetic to the face or body. An especially neat, compact construction results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Serena Eng, Charles Chang
  • Patent number: 8322354
    Abstract: There is provided a make-up kit having a plurality of containers having top surfaces made up of different integer numbers of substantially identically shaped units and bottom surfaces made up of corresponding numbers of substantially identically shaped units, peripheral areas of the top surface units being of complementary shape to peripheral areas of the bottom surface units, so that each container is separably interengageable with at least one other of the containers above or below, by interengagement of the complementary shaped unit peripheral areas. In this way, large or small numbers of identical or different units may be connected together in a large number of different configurations; each differently shaped container effectively forming a differently shaped, but mutually compatible, building block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toly Products (U.K.) Ltd.
    Inventor: Philippe Parker
  • Patent number: 8156948
    Abstract: A device such as a compact or product container includes a plurality of stacked sections or housings, which are pivotable with respect to each other. The sections are substantially aligned with each other when the device is in a closed position, and when pivoted with respect to each other, the device is opened to allow access to compartments or reservoirs of the different sections. According to an example, a lower housing or section can include a product application device to facilitate the application of the product contained in an upper section or housing. The product application device is held in the lower housing such that the hair of the product application device is not damaged by the pivoting of the plurality of stacked sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mathilde Gatesoupe
  • Patent number: 8109280
    Abstract: A device such as a compact or product container includes a plurality of stacked sections or housings, which are pivotable with respect to each other. The sections are substantially aligned with each other when the device is in a closed position, and when pivoted with respect to each other, the device is opened to allow access to compartments or reservoirs of the different sections. According to an example, a lower housing or section can include a projection which is received in a groove formed in the adjacent section and a depth of the groove can change from a first end of the groove to a second end of the groove to thereby change and vary the resistance felt by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Mathilde Winckels, David Prague
  • Patent number: 8050025
    Abstract: A portable electronic (200) device using a cover mechanism (100) to close off two or more interface holes (3512, 3522 and 353) is described. The portable electronic device includes a base portion (30). The cover mechanism includes a first cover member (50) and a second cover member (70). The first cover member has a first cover portion (51) to close off one or more interface holes. The second cover member has a second cover portion (71) to close off another one or more interface holes. The second cover member is latched to the base, and the first cover member is latched to the base and the second cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Zheng Shi, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8006706
    Abstract: A vanity case is provided in which a first hinge piece and a second hinge piece are formed in one of the case body and the lid, and a hinge block is formed in the other one of the case body and the lid and arranged between the first and the second hinge pieces. A friction member is provided to brake the rotational speed of the lid caused by a torsion spring. A protrusion is provided for braking the rotational speed of the lid by sliding contact. A recessed circumferential portion is formed in the vanity case so as to release the sliding contact of the braking protrusion at least at the closed position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Yoshida Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 8001982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a makeup compact including a base, a cosmetic, and/or an applicator contained in the base, a support connected to the base via a hinge, a lid that turns relative to the support and a mirror carried by the lid, the lid turning relative to the support in such a manner as to be able to pass from a first configuration to a second configuration and vice versa, after the lid has turned relative to the support, with turning being performed in a single plane, and other than about an axis of rotation that intersects the axis of rotation of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Guillot
  • Patent number: 7997286
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact providing a molded plastic base, a first cover and combined second cover and grip handle, all disposed over the base. The first cover is hinged to the base. The combined second cover and grip handle are selectively removable from the base, and carry an applicator device which when stored, is disposed between the first cover and base. The arrangement enables the user to quickly open the first cover and immediately remove and manipulate the combined second cover and grip handle, and attached applicator device, for application of cosmetic to the face or body. An especially neat, compact construction thereby is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Serena Eng, Charles Chang
  • Patent number: 7934974
    Abstract: A toy container is provided including a multiple portions. In some embodiments, the device has several portions that are movable from a closed configuration, in which the portions overlay one another, to an open configuration, in which a doll section and cosmetics are accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Emily Kelly
  • Patent number: 7909205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container having a rotatable cover including a mirror so that a user may look at the mirror from a desired direction. In a configuration of the cosmetic container, a body and the cover of the cosmetic container are connected by a shaft penetrating a pivot bearing and hinges formed on one side of the body or the cover, and the cover may be horizontally rotated with respect to the body by a pivot head integrally formed with the cover or the pivot bearing and divided in two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Interwork Korea Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyun-Myung Moon
  • Patent number: 7874440
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes first and second elements having base walls with rectangular peripheries, continuous peripheral walls extending around the peripheries, locking projections or tabs on opposed sections of the peripheral walls, and cylindrical walls extending from the base walls within the peripheral walls and having thread segments. The second element is threadable onto the first element to bring the peripheral walls into aligned abutment and the locking tabs into engagement with the locking projections to resist unthreading of the elements. The peripheral wall of the second element is inwardly flexible and resilient adjacent to the locking tabs to permit manual movement of the locking tabs inward from the locking projections so that the elements can be unthreaded from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Maurice R. Gnepper
  • Patent number: 7866328
    Abstract: A cosmetic container has a first casing and a second casing. The first casing has a chamber and at least one bottle. The at least one bottle is mounted in the bottle. The second casing is mounted slidably on the first casing and has a base and a cover. The base is mounted slidably on the first casing and has multiple compartments. The cover is mounted pivotally on the base and selectively covers the compartments. The cosmetic container has the at least one bottle and compartments hold and arrange orderly different cosmetic products so that the user would not need to carries different cosmetic bottles and boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20100319724
    Abstract: The cosmetics container of the present invention is provided with a casing, pivoting trays and a housing tray that are pivoted into and out of the casing. The casing consists of a top plate and a bottom plate of frame shape, and a side plate arranged vertically between the top plate and bottom plate, and part of the side plate is open. Plural pivoting trays are arranged in a stack between the top plate and bottom plate, and they are drawn in or out through the opening of the casing. At least one of the pivoting trays is a housing tray, in which a housing space is formed for make-up tools. Therefore, the present invention may house cosmetics together with make-up tools, so the portability of cosmetics and make-up tools is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: In-Yong CHUNG
  • Patent number: 7849863
    Abstract: A versatile, convenient-to-use, unitary, cosmetic compact of increased stability, having a base, a hinged cover capable of rotating with respect to the base and an article carrier that is capable of translation and rotation with respect to the base, via a selective rotation mechanism. The combination of a decoupled motion of the article carrier with respect to the base and the fact that the cover and article carrier move independently, creates a versatile, tri-fold compact that may be held in the hand similar to a bi-fold compact or placed on a surface in various useful configurations, including lying flat, extended base and stable A-frame configurations. The compact has an elegant, playful feel, while being versatile, stable, simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventor: Francis Corbellini
  • Patent number: 7819125
    Abstract: A case for packaging a product may include a first portion defining a housing and an opening permitting access to the housing. The opening may face in a first direction. The case may include a second portion pivotally coupled to the first portion via a pivot member so as to permit pivoting of the second portion with respect to the first portion about a pivot axis substantially parallel to said first direction. The second portion may be pivotally movable with respect to the first portion between a closed position covering the opening and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Luc Maelstaf
  • Patent number: 7810644
    Abstract: Container (1) designed to hold cosmetic products including a lid (10) typically equipped with an interior mirror (60) and a base (20) equipped with an intermediate support (30) with two faces, front and back, surrounded by a frame (31). The frame (31) of the intermediate support is equipped with a first attachment device (34) which cooperates with a second attachment device (23) positioned on the base so that, when the intermediate support is detached from the base, it remains part of the base due to the cooperation of the first and second attachment devices (34 and 23), and is able to pivot around the first attachment device. Preferably, the first attachment device (34) is a protuberance equipped with an end fold (33) and the second attachment device (23) is a hollow body capable of accommodating and containing the end fold. The two faces of the intermediate supports are advantageously equipped with a plurality of compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Beauty Services
    Inventor: Patrick Fraillon
  • Patent number: 7726322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetics case including a cover having a lock protrusion and a hinge protrusion; a base case to which the cover is pivotally connected; an intermediate case installed in the base case and in which a button and a spring are installed; a powder case receiving solid powder therein, installed in the intermediate case and supported by the spring; and a grinding member rotatably installed in a coupling groove of the intermediate case to grind the surface of the solid powder received in the powder case. The present invention provides the cosmetics case capable of rotating in both directions, in which rotation in one direction permits grinding of the solid powder and rotation in the other direction permits pressing down of the surface of the solid powder, thereby preventing the ground powder from being discharged outwards, and after use, the cover is closed to prevent impurities from being put into the solid powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Kyu Suk Cho
  • Publication number: 20100051047
    Abstract: A cosmetic box includes a first part and a second part which is pivotably connected to the first part and the second part can be swung away from the first part to expose the cosmetic items received in the first part. The second part includes a ring-shaped positioning portion and a frame with a mirror is pivotably engaged with the ring-shaped positioning portion. A collar is mounted to the ring-shaped positioning portion and includes a stop which stops the frame when not in use such that the frame closes the central hole of the collar so as to form a disk-like cosmetic box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Chun-Te Wang
  • Publication number: 20100051048
    Abstract: A cosmetic box assembly includes a first box and a first cover which is pivotably connected to a side of the first box, a support member is located in the first box and includes a recessed area. A second box and a second cover is pivotably connected to a side of the second box, the second box and the second cover are removably accommodated in the recessed area when the second cover is in opened position. Two locking pieces are located on the second box and the second cover respectively. The second box and the second cover can be removed from the cosmetic box assembly and used as an individual cosmetic box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Chun-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 7654272
    Abstract: A device for packaging and applying at least one cosmetic product, in particular makeup. According to a disclosed example, the device includes a body incorporating a first platen delineating at least one first recess containing a first product. A second platen is directly coupled to the first platen and delineates at least one second recess containing a second product. An applicator component includes an applicator element arranged at the end of a handle, and the applicator component is detachably mounted to the body. With the applicator component in the mounted position on the body, the first platen is immobilized relative to the second platen. When the applicator component is detached, the first platen is movable relative to the second. In the mounted position, the first platen covers the second opening and the handle covers the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Thiebaut
  • Publication number: 20090320874
    Abstract: A compact for storing a plurality of cosmetics includes a tray for storing cosmetics in a first and a second side; a base having a pair of hinge pins received by the tray, the tray pivoting in the hinge from a first position making the first side accessible to a user to a second position making the second side accessible to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gail Boye, Joseph R. Tuschong, John A. Alongi
  • Publication number: 20090308408
    Abstract: A device such as a compact or product container includes a plurality of stacked sections or housings, which are pivotable with respect to each other. The sections are substantially aligned with each other when the device is in a closed position, and when pivoted with respect to each other, the device is opened to allow access to compartments or reservoirs of the different sections. According to an example, a lower housing or section can include a projection which is received in a groove formed in the adjacent section and a depth of the groove can change from a first end of the groove to a second end of the groove to thereby change and vary the resistance felt by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Mathilde Winckels, David Prague
  • Publication number: 20090293902
    Abstract: The invention concerns a makeup case comprising a primary tray (1) as well as a tray forming a drawer (3) slidingly mounted in relation to the primary tray (1). Spring means (6) exert a force tending to assist the opening of the tray forming the drawer (3) or a force tending to assist its closing depending on whether or not the tray forming the drawer (3) is open beyond an intermediate position which corresponds to an unstable position for said spring means (6). The spring means are, for example, two torsion springs (6) arranged symmetrically on either side of an axis extending along the direction of the opening or closing movement of the tray forming the drawer (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Victor Ramos
  • Patent number: 7614405
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact includes a base and a lid. The base defines an inside surface and at least one receptacle for storing a cosmetic item extending from the inside surface into the base. The lid is coupled with the base in a manner allowing the lid to rotate relative to the base about a rotational axis. The rotational axis is substantially perpendicular to the inside surface of the base. The lid is configured to rotatably transition from a closed position where the lid covers the at least one receptacle and an open position where the at least one receptacle is accessible by a user. Other cosmetic compacts and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry S. Allen, Shawn Booth, Thomas Yu
  • Publication number: 20090126758
    Abstract: A cosmetic container has a first casing and a second casing. The first casing has a chamber and at least one bottle. The at least one bottle is mounted in the bottle. The second casing is mounted slidably on the first casing and has a base and a cover. The base is mounted slidably on the first casing and has multiple compartments. The cover is mounted pivotally on the base and selectively covers the compartments. The cosmetic container has the at least one bottle and compartments hold and arrange orderly different cosmetic products so that the user would not need to carries different cosmetic bottles and boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20090078279
    Abstract: The compact comprises a base, a cover, a frame in the base and a tray that has a first tray section and an opposed second tray section. The cover and frame are pivotably mounted on the base. The tray is rotatably mounted in the frame and is rotatable relative to the base so that either the first tray section of the tray or the second tray section of the tray faces away from or towards the base. Each tray section has at least one compartment retain one or more cosmetic compositions typically contained in a thin-walled metal pan (godet).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Boye, Joseph R. Tuschong
  • Publication number: 20090044825
    Abstract: A cosmetic holder includes a mounting base adapted for mounting to an appendage of a user, a plurality of cosmetic containers for storing cosmetics and/or cosmetic accessories, and a swivel joint connected between the mounting base and a selected cosmetic container for adjusting a position of the cosmetic container with respect to the mounting base about three mutually perpendicular axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Steven Lawrence, Scott Hersh, Joseph L. Molino
  • Publication number: 20090044826
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact providing a molded plastic base, a first cover and combined second cover and grip handle, all disposed over the base. The first cover is hinged to the base. The combined second cover and grip handle are selectively removable from the base, and carry an applicator device which when stored, is disposed between the first cover and base. The arrangement enables the user to quickly open the first cover and immediately remove and manipulate the combined second cover and grip handle, and attached applicator device, for application of cosmetic to the face or body. An especially neat, compact construction thereby is realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Serena Eng, Charles Chang
  • Publication number: 20080295857
    Abstract: A device such as a compact or product container includes a plurality of stacked sections or housings, which are pivotable with respect to each other. The sections are substantially aligned with each other when the device is in a closed position, and when pivoted with respect to each other, the device is opened to allow access to compartments or reservoirs of the different sections. According to an example, a lower housing or section can include a product application device to facilitate the application of the product contained in an upper section or housing. The product application device is held in the lower housing such that the hair of the product application device is not damaged by the pivoting of the plurality of stacked sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mathilde Gatesoupe
  • Publication number: 20080173324
    Abstract: A makeup compact with one or more detachable leaves for holding cosmetic products that may be detached and replaced when the cosmetic product is depleted or as otherwise desired by the user. The leaves may also be detached from the compact and interchanged with different detachable leaves holding different cosmetic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Jill Washington
  • Patent number: 7389780
    Abstract: A cosmetics keeping case for storing cosmetics and cosmetic tools which includes an upper movable body, a lower movable body, reception compartments for retaining a number of cosmetics inside the lower movable body and a tool reception element for safely receiving and storing the cosmetic tools, wherein the tool reception element is caused to part 30 elastically rotate by a distortion spring, to a stand up position to make the cosmetic tools accessible, and at the same time, by using a V-shaped spring mounted in the tool reception element to prevent the cosmetic tools from contacting the inner side of the upper movable body and to prevent the brush portions of the cosmetic tools from being pressed flat when the upper movable body is closed on the lower movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Young-Chul Byun
  • Publication number: 20080142031
    Abstract: A versatile, convenient-to-use, unitary, cosmetic compact of increased stability, comprising a base, a hinged cover capable of rotating with respect to the base and an article carrier that is capable of translation and rotation with respect to the base, via a selective rotation mechanism. The combination of a decoupled motion of the article carrier with respect to the base and the fact that the cover and article carrier move independently, creates a versatile, tri-fold compact that may be held in the hand similar to a bi-fold compact or placed on a surface in various useful configurations, including lying flat, extended base and stable A-frame configurations. The compact has an elegant, playful feel, while being versatile, stable, simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Corbellini Francis
  • Publication number: 20080000493
    Abstract: The invention concerns a compact cosmetic case having a cover, base, tray and frame. The tray and frame are within the cover and base and the tray may be rotated within a frame opening defined by the walls of the frame. The tray has recesses on both an upper and lower side so that material may be stored on both sides of the tray for consumer use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Dennis J. Anderson, G. Scott Desson
  • Patent number: 7311416
    Abstract: A make-up case configured to hold a variety of cosmetic items is disclosed. The make-up case comprises a plurality of internal compartments for the storage of various predetermined cosmetic items such as for example a full size lipstick, an eye liner pencil, a lip liner pencil, a pencil sharpener, etc. In addition, a pair of cosmetic cover assemblies are provided which accept a replaceable tray of cosmetic material such as face powder, blush and eyeliner make-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Chris Kudma
  • Patent number: 7117874
    Abstract: A case for extruded powders comprising a surface having at least one groove with extruded powders disposed therein. The powders are preferably not all the same color. Preferably, forty percent or more of each extruded powder rises above the surface and preferably, the cross sectional shape of each groove matches the cross sectional shape of that part of the extruded powder that is disposed in the groove. Optional dividers separate the extruded powders so that they do not contact each other. Optional restraints inhibit the powders from coming out of the grooves. Also optional are an outer container into which the surface is disposed and cover to protect the powders when not in use. The case may comprise other cosmetic elements such as an applicator, a mirror or a pan or pressed powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: E-L Management Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph Gubernick
  • Patent number: 7117875
    Abstract: A case that can be used, for example, for a cosmetic product is provided which includes a base having at least one compartment for containing at least one product and a lid for closing the case. At least one applicator is provided for applying the product, with the applicator being releasably connectable to either the base or the lid, and with the other of the base or lid having a locking element which can interact with complementary locking element in order to releasably lock the case in the closed position. Further, the complementary component provided in the at least one applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Laure Bourjal
  • Patent number: RE39311
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed compact contains a cosmetic substance. The compact includes an integral two-piece insert having a cover piece coupled to a base piece by an integral living hinge. The cover piece of the insert has a circular cavity with a pair of ridges, while the base piece has a peripheral wall that slides within a groove to form the seal. As the integral insert obtains the closed configuration, the evacuated air makes a distinctive audible sound, indicating to the user that the hermetic seal has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Rexam Beauty and Closures Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Davis, Carol J. Nikolaus