With Vanity Case Patents (Class 206/235)
  • Patent number: 10432769
    Abstract: An assembly, system and method for reversibly combining handheld articles, one of which may be a cellular phone. A user may hingedly join cellular phones or other handheld articles with additional handheld articles in such a manner that they may be folded flat against each other in either of two directions. If desired, the cellular phones and other handheld devices may be connected electrically/electronically with each other or with devices or systems external of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Garland Jullien, Rodney Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10299971
    Abstract: A lifesaving kit is disclosed. The kit includes a body that can be attached to a cellular phone. A compartment is disposed on the body and contains an article of medical paraphernalia. The compartment has a closed condition and an open condition. An electronics system is configured to provide instructions on how to utilize the medical paraphernalia. A method of using the lifesaving kit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Iman Ramzy Michaels
  • Patent number: 10034532
    Abstract: A cosmetic case including an outer case assembly and an inner disk assembly. The outer case assembly includes a case body and a case cover. the case body includes a first accommodation chamber having an opening. The inner disk assembly includes a disk body, a disk cover, an outer slot, and a seal ring. The disk body includes a second accommodation chamber for accommodating cosmetics. The case cover is hinged to the case body and adapted to open and close the opening of the first accommodation chamber. The inner disk assembly is disposed detachably in the first accommodation chamber. The disk cover is hinged to the disc body and adapted to open and close the opening of the second accommodation chamber. The outer slot is positioned around the outer side wall of the second accommodation chamber and the seal ring is housed in the outer slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: COPOLYMER & COSMETICS TECHNOLOGY (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Linglang Zhan
  • Patent number: 9874260
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to stands and enclosures for an electronic device. The apparatus can include an enclosure or a housing for receiving an electronic device and protect the device from damage resulting from impact or exposure to liquids. The stand may include one or more bi-stable springs connected to the rear surface of the housing by an attachment feature, such as slides or an anchor. The bi-stable spring portion of the stand has a straight or inactive configuration and a curled activated configuration. When a user places pressure on a straightened bi-stable spring, the bi-stable spring curls outward away from the enclosure and can act as a stand for the electronic device. The stand may be removably or permanently affixed to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Blochlinger, Andrew C. Crawford, Lucas B. Weller, Troy Nyssen
  • Patent number: 9549641
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a portable container for storing, organizing, and transporting bottles. The portable container being a case having an outer shell made of two openable halves having an interior and a back wall; a rear retainer attached to the back wall and running along the width of the interior, the rear retainer including a plurality of rounded grooves, each configured to accommodate a bottle; and a sliding bracket positioned within each interior, the sliding bracket being attached to the respective half but spaced away from the back wall, the sliding bracket having a plurality of rounded grooves, each configured to accommodate the bottle, such that when the sliding bracket is in a closed configuration, each bottle is sandwiched between the rear retainer and the sliding bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Gordon Marshall Frisbie
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8893730
    Abstract: A case includes a base, a cover and a mirror. The base defines a space for accommodating objects and an opening communicating the space with the outside. The cover is hinged onto the base for sealing the opening of the base. The mirror is detachably mounted in the cover with a back side thereof facing the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Simnex Industrial Limited
    Inventor: Lee Man Pun
  • Publication number: 20140261533
    Abstract: A compact, modular, cosmetic organizer that provides portability and ease of use and access to the cosmetics. The cosmetic organizer includes a housing, a tray, a plurality of foldable modular boxes, and a foldable mirror. The modular boxes and mirror are collapsible for storage within the housing. When in use, the modular boxes rest within the tray to allow easy access to the cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara Brock
  • Patent number: 8833379
    Abstract: A pocket-sized container securable to the back of a mobile phone or smart-phone-like device for a personal care product (preferably a cosmetic) includes a housing substantially smaller than the phone and provided with an adhesive layer on its bottom surface for securing the housing to the rear surface of the phone. The top surface of the housing has a substantially reflective mirror-like surface. The container includes a sliding drawer having a personal care product contained therein (pills, mints, cosmetics, blush, lip gloss, etc.). The drawer is slidable into and out of the housing to provide access to the personal care product while the housing is adhered to the phone. The drawer preferably includes a pair of opposed finger-gripping surfaces, such as raised ridges or projections, adapted to facilitate sliding of the drawer out of the housing. Replaceable trays of personal care products can be inserted into the drawer, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Barrie Beth Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8807147
    Abstract: A cosmetic powder container, including: a container body for containing cosmetic powder therein; a middle cap defining a powder application space, with a powder discharging part provided in the bottom of the middle cap; an outer cap removably fastened to the container body, with an annular sealing protrusion formed in the outer cap so as to be brought into close contact with the middle cap; a sealing cap assembled with a locking collar formed on the lower surface of the outer cap, with an annular sealing foot formed on the lower surface of the sealing cap so as to be closely seated on an outer shoulder of the powder discharging part when the outer cap is closed to the container body, and with a sealing bottom formed inside the annular sealing foot and fitted into the sealing step; and a powder charge cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jin-Woo Kim, Kyu-sun Jung
  • Publication number: 20140144796
    Abstract: A compartmentalized protective case houses a portable electronic, device and personal care items that are organized and held securely therewithin. The compartmentalized protective case has a major compartment for receiving and housing an electronic device such as a smart phone, cellular phone, music player, or other digital media device. At least one cell compartment constructed within the case receives and houses personal care items removably integrated therein. Personal care items can include at least one interchangeable replacement cell containing beauty items, cosmetics, hygienic items, oral care products such as floss or breath strips, medications, vitamins, breathe fresheners and/or health care products. A second cell compartment is preferably provided as a removable pouch or may contain a restraining system for holding identification cards, currency, visa or bank cards, and/or keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: John T. Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20140034546
    Abstract: A compartmentalized protective case houses a portable electronic device and personal care items that are organized and held securely therewithin. The compartmentalized protective case has a major compartment for receiving and housing an electronic device such as a smart phone, cellular phone, music player, or other digital media device. At least one cell compartment constructed within the case receives and houses personal care items removably integrated therein. Personal care items include a plurality of interchangeable replacement cells containing beauty items, cosmetics, hygienic items, oral care products such as floss or breath strips, medications, vitamins, breathe fresheners and/or health care products. A second cell compartment is preferably provided as a removable pouch or restraining system for holding identification cards, currency, visa or bank cards, and/or keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: John T. Ziemba
  • Patent number: 8590545
    Abstract: Provided is a compact case including a cover 20, which slides parallel to the case body 10 and the fore end of the cover 20 is lifted upward by the rotating operation of the rail member 30 when the case 20 is located at the point that opening operation is completed, so that the cover 20 becomes leaned against the case body 10. According to the compact case of the present invention, user can makeup conveniently with looking at the portion to makeup in the mirror 21 attached to the cover 20, working efficiency to assemble the compact case can be improved due to the simplified structure, the cost can be reduced remarkably and stable, luxury and soft touch in use can be achieved due to the soft operation to open or close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventor: Soonjae Won
  • Patent number: 8573395
    Abstract: An electronic device protection assembly includes a case including a back wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends forward of the back wall. The perimeter wall includes a front edge that is distal to the back wall. An inwardly extending flange is attached to and coextensive with the front edge. The flange has an inner edge defining a phone aperture configured to allow access to a front side of an electronic device. A mirror is attached to the back wall. The case has the electronic device positioned between the back wall and the flange to enclose and protect the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Dafni, Tabitha J. Dafni
  • Publication number: 20130056018
    Abstract: A cosmetic case is provided for containing cosmetics or cosmetic applicators having varying lengths and sizes. The cosmetic case includes a top cover connected to a base by a hinge and is secured in a closed configuration with a closure. A covering is on an outside surface of the base and the top cover, and a liner is on an inside surface of the base and the top cover. A mirror is located on an inside surface of the top cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: DAWN MARIE ANDERSON-STIMSON
  • Publication number: 20120305417
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] To provide a compact case built-in with a hinge unit that can be easily assembled while reducing manufacturing costs of parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: YOSHIDA INDUSTRIES CO LTD
    Inventors: Yuzo Yoshida, Michiaki Kumagai, Yasuko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8113350
    Abstract: The assembly includes a system for holding a product and a protection device for protecting the system. The protection device includes a cap mounted on the system so as to at least partly cover it and at least one releasing structure for releasing the system. The releasing structure includes a retaining means for retaining the system relative to the cap and an actuating structure for actuating the retaining means in order to disconnect the system and the protection device. The retaining structure is provided on an inner face of the releasing structure, the actuating structure being provided on an outer face of the releasing structure, on the opposite side from the inner face. The releasing structure may be a rocker system and the protection device may cover at least 90% of the packaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20110303565
    Abstract: A lipstick case with memory stick holder includes: a lipstick case; and a memory stick. When the memory stick is not in use, the lipstick case retains the memory stick. The device may include a mirror in the lipstick case, and a snap closure to close the lipstick case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Karen DuPont, Lowell DuPont
  • Patent number: 7987860
    Abstract: A method for making a composite item which has a cosmetic product, or layer thereof, and a decorative element. The decorative element is inserted within a seat formed in the cosmetic product and the composite item is inserted within a container for cosmetics. The method includes the steps of: providing at least one through hole within the cosmetic product, or layer thereof, such that the through hole has a size which allows the decorative element to be at least partially inserted therein; fastening or resting the decorative element onto a support which has a base portion that geometrically interferes with at least one inlet opening of the through hole, preventing the base portion from entering the through hole; and arranging, at least partially, the decorative element within the through hole, through the inlet opening with the base portion being engaged with the inlet opening of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Gamma Croma S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Ancorotti
  • Publication number: 20110089077
    Abstract: A compartmentalized protective case houses a portable electronic device and personal care items that are organized and held securely therewithin. The compartmentalized protective case has a major compartment for receiving and housing an electronic device such as a smart phone, cellular phone, music player, or other digital media device. At least one cell compartment constructed within the case receives and houses personal care items removably integrated therein. Personal care items include a plurality of interchangeable replacement cells containing beauty items, cosmetics, hygienic items, oral care products such as floss or breath strips, medications, vitamins, breathe fresheners and/or health care products. A second cell compartment is preferably provided as a removable pouch or restraining system for holding identification cards, currency, visa or bank cards, and/or keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: John T. Ziemba
  • Patent number: 7828000
    Abstract: A cosmetic case is provided. The cosmetic case includes: a first casing having a first container; a second casing which is connected with the first casing in a sliding manner, opens and closes the first container, and has a second container; and a third casing which is connected with the second casing, and opens and closes the second container, wherein, when the first container is open by sliding the second casing with respect to the first casing, the third casing is lifted at the same time, thereby opening the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: LG Household & Health Care Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 7810638
    Abstract: Compact (1) for packaging cosmetic products for face care, the said compact comprising a cover (10) usually provided with an inner mirror (60) and a base (20) typically provided with an intermediate support for at least one cup that will contain a cosmetic product (70), the said base and the said cover each having a sidewall (11 and 21). The gripping area comprises two areas (22 and 23) located on the sidewall on each side of the plane of symmetry of the compact and having a height greater than the height of the remainder of the sidewall. Preferably, the sidewall (21) of the base (20) is made of elastomer, at least in the gripping area (22 and 23). The compact may comprise a side closer placed in the gripping area, under an elastomer layer. In another embodiment, the base comprises a flat base (25), a lip (50) acting as a sidewall (21) and a pusher (40) in the shape of an arc or U, trapped between the lip and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Techpack International
    Inventor: Frederic Milesi
  • Publication number: 20090272659
    Abstract: A cosmetic case is provided that includes a frame and a plurality of interleaved, vertically tiered compartments for the storage of cosmetics or other items. The compartments of the plurality are independent and can pivot laterally to an open position. The case is provided with a mirror which can occupy either a storage position or a viewing position. The mirror storage position can be located in the frame or in a compartment, preferably an uppermost compartment that is hinged on a horizontal axis. The case includes a pair of pivot shafts enabling selected compartments to pivot in an opposed lateral direction to an open position so that more than one compartment can be readily opened for concurrent display of their contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Stephanie A Kaiser, Pamela M. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20090255846
    Abstract: A case for consumer products is provided that provides a plurality of products in a single package to facilitate carrying and ready use and at the same time helping the user in choosing the desired kind of product to be used. In one embodiment, the case comprises a cover and a base. The base of the case comprises a frame having at least one section wherein said section holds a tray, wherein said tray has recesses on at least one of its side to accommodate the product on the tray wherein said recess in the tray has at least one compartment to receive the product and there is provided an actuating means that triggers the rotation of the trays so as to reveal the products stored on either side of the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Zen Design Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Leo Clifford Pires, Roger Hwang, Abhisek Basak, Manisha Kohli, Anjani Lal Pandey
  • Patent number: 7469787
    Abstract: A cosmetic container comprises a container section, a lid section for opening and closing the cosmetic container, and one or two replaceable covers detachably attached on, and replaceably covering, one or both of the lid section and the container section. The cosmetic container thus structured can satisfy the demand that the decorative part should not even partially peel off or come off of the container section or lid section, and can give the user greater freedom of choice in the selection of its outer appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Yoshida Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukitomo Yuhara
  • Patent number: 7431161
    Abstract: A cosmetic carrier attachment for an electronic communications device includes a housing for retaining cosmetics and various configurations and elements for removably attaching the housing to the electronic communications device. One configuration includes a lip member attached to the back of the communications device and a channel contained within the back of the housing for engaging the lip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Christina Carlino
  • Patent number: 7410073
    Abstract: A cosmetic container having a container body and a lid which opens and closes the container body, which can meet a demand that a decorated part does not peel or fall off in part from the container body or the lid, by providing a replacement cover detachably/attachably and replaceably on at least either one of the lid or the container body to cover it, and which can enhance flexibility for consumers to select an appearance according to taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Yoshida Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukitomo Yuhara
  • Publication number: 20080149506
    Abstract: A cosmetic container has a base and a cap. The base has a sidewall half. The sidewall half has a first end, a second end, a lower pivot element and a lower engagement element. The lower pivot element is formed on the first end. The lower engagement element is defined on the second end. The cap is mounted pivotally on the base and has a sidewall half. The sidewall half is mounted pivotally on the lower pivot element of the base and has a first end and an upper engagement element. The upper engagement element engages detachably with the lower engagement element of the base and is formed on the first end of the sidewall of the cap. The sidewall half of the cap contacts a table surface on which the cosmetic container is put to prevent the cosmetic container from falling down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Ching-Kai Kuo
  • Patent number: 7275642
    Abstract: A cosmetic case including a case body and an associated lid opening and closing the same, is adapted to have an ornamental exchangeable cover replaceably attached to at least either of the lid and the case body to cover them, and hence, the cosmetic case satisfies users' demand that all or even part of decorative portion would not peel off nor drop off the case body and its lid and enables customers to take greater initiative in choosing their favorite appearance of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Yoshida Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukitomo Yuhara
  • Patent number: 7237677
    Abstract: An oral-product container is disclosed that includes: a) a plurality of breath fresheners contained therein for breath freshening purposes; and b) a mirror for visage freshening purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Robert I. Berg
  • Patent number: 6935507
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact that when closed can be opened automatically by momentary finger pressure and when opened can be automatically closed by momentary finger pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Anna Mecca, John J. Slink
  • Patent number: 6830154
    Abstract: A personal care accessory for carrying cosmetic articles and viewing one's image during their use includes a shallow open top basket which has releasably attached to opposite sides thereof an inverted U-shaped bail-type handle. The vertical segments of the handle are elastically deformable apart to disengage and reattach the handle to the basket. The handle has a straight upper central portion over which is fitted a tubular end portion of a mirror assembly support bracket, the other end of the bracket supporting an inverted U-shaped yoke which holds a mirror. The mirror is rotatable about a yoke pivot axis to a desired inclination angle, and the yoke assembly is orbitable around the handle to position the mirror at a selected polar angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Zlatko Zadro
  • Patent number: 6240930
    Abstract: A cosmetic case comprised of an upper cover, lower container, pivoting hinge assembly, and latch mechanism utilized to secure the cover against the container to form an atmospheric seal between the cover and container. The hinge assembly is specifically structured so as to provide an elastic deformation property which allows positional displacement of the hinge pin as means of compensating for dimensional differences between the cover and container that would otherwise adversely affect the atmospheric seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Yoshida Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukitomo Yuhara
  • Patent number: 5803268
    Abstract: A bottle for perfume and the like has two separate compartments. Each of two interior spaces has its own closure/dispenser (eg. spray fitting or pump), one at each end, so that two different liquids can be contained and dispensed separately in different ways. An outer container space is defined between an outer wall and an inner wall; the inner containing space is inside the inner wall. The inner and outer walls are joined where the neck of the inner-wall container meets the bottom of the outer-wall container. The bottle may include end caps which cover the two closures/dispensers at either end, for a symmetrical, elongated shape somewhat like a cigar. The ends caps may also double as closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Fragrance International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Levy, Judy Levy, Robert DuGrenier
  • Patent number: 5765683
    Abstract: A lipstick case attachment for securing a mirror-quality reflective surface on a lipstick case. The lipstick case attachment includes a housing shaped to longitudinally engage a lipstick case. A lip is formed along an inner peripheral surface of the housing at an upper end of the housing, and a mirror having a mirror-quality reflective surface is arranged in the housing to abut against the lip of the housing to be held therein. An elastomeric gripping member is arranged on an interior surface of the housing. The elastomeric gripping member is compressible upon engagement of the housing with a lipstick case so as to frictionally grip the lipstick case and secure the lipstick case attachment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Michael Starkle
  • Patent number: 5680933
    Abstract: A shower caddy having a steam-proof mirror is provide in combination with several oral hygiene appliance holders, including a toothpaste tray for easy storage or retrieval of standard tubes of toothpaste, a toothbrush holder, and a dental floss dispenser with a lower discharge means for dispensing dental floss to the outside of the caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Michael J. Miller
  • Patent number: 5632394
    Abstract: A cosmetics compact having mechanism for producing an audible sound to indicate when the compact is completely closed, the compact being opened and closed by slidably rotating the cover and the base in relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Jerhel Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Mecca, John J. Slink
  • Patent number: 5515875
    Abstract: An improved compact container for the storage and dispensing of loose cosmetic powder is provided. The container includes a base portion for accommodating and storing loose cosmetic powder. A retainer mateably engages an opening defined by the base portion. The retainer includes a lower perforated panel which provides for a controlled dispensing of the loose powder and an upper closure panel which folds over downward and closes the lower perforated panel to seal the powder below the upper closure panel when the compact is not in use. The design of the retainer also enables an applicator or powder brush to be stored on top of the container below the cover or top of the compact container to provide a compact and convenient kit for the storage, dispensing and use of loose cosmetic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventors: Stanley Acker, Frank Garcia
  • Patent number: 5513754
    Abstract: A beauty kit including a bottom case defining an upper chamber for receiving foundations and flushes and a bottom chamber for receiving a file and an eye pencil, a mirror pivoted to the bottom case for closing the upper chamber, a folding brush pivoted to the bottom case for closing the bottom chamber, and an upper case pivoted to the bottom case and turned between a close position closed on the bottom case and an open position moved away from the bottom case, the upper case having a horizontal receptacle at the top, which receives a perfume container, a spring-supported steel ball, which engages a retaining hole on the perfume container to hold the perfume container in place, a plurality of clamping plates retained in place by retainers to hold different colors of nail enamels, a cover plate pivotably connected to a top side thereof by pivot pins for holding down the nail enamels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 5476194
    Abstract: A flexible liquid dispenser which may be used to hold and discharge suntan lotion, sunscreen lotion, perfume, insect repellent, or other liquids. In one embodiment the liquid dispenser is relatively flat, about 0.5 inch thick, fits in the palm of a person's hand, and may be conveniently carried in a person's pocket or hung around a person's neck by a cord or tube attached to the dispenser. The dispenser body may be made out of molded plastic and has at least one flexible wall portion which allows the dispenser body to be compressed for the purpose of discharging the liquid from the dispenser. The liquid dispenser has a rotatable cap which may be turned to open a dispensing aperture in the cap. Liquid may then be discharged through the dispensing aperture by squeezing or compressing the dispenser body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventors: Keith A. Hippely, Jon L. Stern
  • Patent number: 5427231
    Abstract: An organizer (20, 60, 90) for personal accessories which is mountable on a wall and comprises a container box (21, 61, 93) with structural members (29, 30, 69, 70) configured to provide shelves and trays and having a plurality of item retention devices including screw hooks (50-52, 75,76) and pockets (55, 83,97 which are affixed thereto for accommodating the assembly, storage and retention of personal accessories in a single convenient location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Charles S. Willimann
  • Patent number: 5337890
    Abstract: A cylindrical vanity case comprises mainly a case cover, a left case body, a right case body, and a mirror frame. The left case body, the right case body and the mirror frame are pivotally attached so that they can be turned to spread out. The cylindrical vanity case is provided with cellular compartments and slots for keeping therein a variety of cosmetics, such as eye shadow powder, rouge, lipstick, powder cake, eye colorstick, mascara, lip brush, brow brush, etc. The cylindrical vanity case is compact and can be carried easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Chin-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 5261570
    Abstract: A flexible liquid dispenser which may be used to hold and discharge suntan lotion, sunscreen lotion, perfume, insect repellent, or other liquids. In one embodiment the liquid dispenser is relatively flat, about 0.5 inch thick, fits in the palm of a person's hand, and may be conveniently carried in a person's pocket or hung around a person's neck by a cord or tube attached to the dispenser. The dispenser body may be made out of molded plastic and has at least one flexible wall portion which allows the dispenser body to be compressed for the purpose of discharging the liquid from the dispenser. The liquid dispenser has a rotatable cap which may be turned to open a dispensing aperture in the cap. Liquid may then be discharged through the dispensing aperture by squeezing or compressing the dispenser body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventors: Keith A. Hippely, Jon L. Stern
  • Patent number: 5257696
    Abstract: A lipstick container includes a lipstick tube having a cover, with the cover including a lid arranged for selective exposure of a mirrored surface below the lid. The invention is further arranged to include at least one mirrored member mounted longitudinally to the exterior surface of the cover. A modification of the invention includes the cover tube side wall mirror having further mirror members hingedly mounted thereto for enhanced viewing during lipstick application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Inventor: Karen J. Greene
  • Patent number: 5205431
    Abstract: A case for cosmetics including a cover and a base. The cover and base have end and peripheral walls which together define an interior compartment. An integrally formed latching device is located in the front portion of the case. The latching device comprises a push tab in the form of a tongue-like section of the base peripheral wall. The distal and intermediate portions of the push tab are separated from adjacent portions of the base peripheral wall by at least one slot which extends alongside the push tab to its proximal end. Coacting cam means associated with the push tab and with an adjacent portion of the cover produces a force biasing the front portion of the base and cover apart when the push tab is moved inwardly with the latch engaged. Interengagement means is integrally formed on the cover and base peripheral walls to latch the cover to the base when the front portions of the base and cover are pressed together and unlatch when the front portions of the base and cover are forced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gerald B. Zinnbauer
  • Patent number: 5163581
    Abstract: A dispenser cartridge loaded with identical mini-compacts containing a test sample of a particular cosmetic such as lip gloss or eye shadow, thereby making it possible for consumers, before purchasing this cosmetic, to try out the sample. The cartridge, which is vertically mounted, includes a gravity-feed channel accommodating a stack of mini-compacts, the lowermost of which rests on a ledge in alignment with an exit slot. Below the slot is a slidable ejector which when pulled out acts to withdraw the lowermost mini-compact through the slot. And when the ejector, after the withdrawn mini-compact is removed therefrom, is pushed back, then the mini-compact, which is now lowermost, falls on the ledge in readiness for the next ejector action. The cartridge, when exhausted, is refillable through a channel inlet at the upper end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Anna Young Associates, Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl M. Lombardi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5163457
    Abstract: A travel compact for housing a cosmetic supply and a mirror, both of which in a storage mode of the compact are encased therein, the supply and the mirror being both exposed in a utility mode whereby the user may then view her face as she applies the cosmetic thereto. The compact includes a small rectangular case having an open front end and a top wall whose front section has an open window therein. Slidable in the case through its open end is a drawer whose top wall includes in its rear section a shallow well having a mirror nested therein, a front section on which is printed identifying indicia and a deeper well intermediate the front and rear sections in which a cosmetic supply is stored. In the storage mode, the drawer is pushed fully within the case, the window in the case being then closed by the front section of the drawer to expose the indicia through the window. In the utility mode, the drawer is pulled out to an extent exposing the cosmetic supply and aligning the mirror with the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Anna Young Associates, Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl M. Lombardi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5148941
    Abstract: An improved powder drum for containing a dry powder having a drum portion and a cover portion. The drum portion having a side wall with a predetermined configuration, an open top end and a bottom end with an aperture therein, having a predetermined configuration. A closure is provided on the open top end of the drum portion that completely closes the top end. The cover portion has a side wall with substantially the same configuration as the predetermined configuration of the side wall of the drum portion and telescopes over the side wall of the drum portion. The cover portion also has a bottom end having a concavity that mates with and extends substantially through the aperture in the bottom end of the drum portion. The concavity has substantially the same configuration as the aperture. A flocked material substantially covers an inner surface of the side wall, the bottom end and the concavity of the cover portion and seals the assembled drum portion and cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Norman A. Chezek
  • Patent number: 5107984
    Abstract: A cosmetic case which substantially reduces soiling, has a cover hingedly connected to a base and closed with a locking member. A holder for cosmetic applicators is attached to the base and has a resilient, normally angular pocket for receiving and storing the application end of the applicator, with only the handle exposed. The holder is compressed when the case is closed. A light touch on the locking member permits the holder to push the cover open.A cosmetic applicator which substantially reduces soiling and which can be carried in a handbag, consists of a sliding sleeve attached to a body having a handle end and an application end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Heinz Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Heinz Welschoff
  • Patent number: 5046620
    Abstract: A portemonnaie assembly includes a substantially flat housing defined by an integral outer member forming front and rear panels with the rear panel extending to provide a closure flap foldable over the top access to a storage area therein. A unitary partition and privacy member anchored within the storage area permits the placement, storage and removal of personal hygiene articles of minimum dimensions, within the storage area and to one side of the partition section with the privacy section being foldable thereover to provide non-viewable sequestering of these articles. Preferably, these articles include a miniature tampon and feminine napkin together with a pair of disposable panties such that the user will be prepared for unexpected menses. Other, more frequently accessed articles such as cosmetics, are placed adjacent the outer surface of the privacy section and readily accessible without disturbing or exposing the personal hygiene articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: William A. Barabino