Retraction By Application Of Removable Closure Cap Patents (Class 401/102)
  • Patent number: 9237794
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a cosmetic apparatus. More particularly, the invention encompasses an accessory sleeve for a cosmetic item. The present invention is also directed to a novel lock-in cosmetic accessory sleeve. The accessory sleeve has a first opening to securely and releaseably accommodate a first cosmetic container, and a second opening to securely and releaseably accommodate a second cosmetic container. The accessory sleeve and/or the containers have at least one releaseable engagement means to securely hold each to the other. The lock-in cosmetic accessory sleeve has at least one engageable and/or constriction means to engage with and securely, and releaseably, hold a first cosmetic container at a first open end, and/or to engage with and securely, and releaseably, hold a second cosmetic container at a second open end. The constriction means could be at least one leaf spring type means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Katie Marguerite Irving, Timothy Martin Irving
  • Patent number: 8734041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser including: an applicator device; a case comprising a housing for receiving at least a portion of the applicator device; a mobile member being movable mounted inside the housing between a retracted position and a use position; an actuating member for urging the mobile member towards the use position, wherein the housing comprises an abutment surface for engaging with the mobile member in order to define the use position of said mobile member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Yannic Hermouet
  • Publication number: 20130336703
    Abstract: The description imparts information on an applicator (10) for a flowable application medium, in particular nail polish. The applicator comprises a reservoir (12) accommodating the application medium, said reservoir having, at its front end, a tip portion (14) with centrally arranged passage hole (16) for an application element (18) and, at its rear end, an actuating device for a piston rod (20), with the application element (18) being arranged at the front end of said piston rod and said rod serving to move the application element (18) out of the tip portion (14) and into an application medium discharge position, retain the application element (18) temporarily in the discharge position and, with the help of a spring element (48), retract the application element (18) into the tip portion (14). A closure cap (38) serves to close and seal off the tip portion (14). In the central section piston rod (20) is provided with flange (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Otto Katz
  • Patent number: 8281962
    Abstract: A tongue and groove arrangement guides an outer cap in an axial direction with respect to an inner cap. When a cap is fixed to a mouth of a container body, the outer cap is located in a direction of separating from the inner cap in the axial direction, and an inner face of a top wall of the outer cap is separated from a valve to urge the valve in a direction of projecting from a discharge hole of an inside plug, causing the discharge hole to close. When the cap is detached and removed from the mouth, the outer cap is moved in a direction of approaching the inner cap in the axial direction, and the inner face abuts the valve urged in a direction of separating from the discharge hole while resisting against an urging member, causing the discharge hole to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ogawa, Hidenari Nishikura
  • Patent number: 6234181
    Abstract: The rouge powder brush structure which can be more simply used and conveniently carried. The rouge powder is contained inside the rouge powder brush so that it is no more necessary to carry a rouge cake case outdoors. The rouge powder brush structure including an upper fitting cap, a press key cap, a linking key cap, a large spring, an upper ventilating sleeve, a stopper block, a ball valve, a small spring, a lower ventilating sleeve, a receiving barrel, a movable binding collar, a locking sleeve and a cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Jia Hsing Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lan Lou
  • Patent number: 5988919
    Abstract: A lipstick case is composed of a tubular base, a tubular housing, a push rod, and a tubular cap. The tubular housing is fitted into the tubular base. The push rod is located at the bottom end thereof by a pillar at the bottom of the tubular base such that the push rod is received in the tubular housing. The push rod is provided at the top end thereof with a receptacle for holding the bottom end of a lipstick. As the tubular cap is lifted, the tubular housing is actuated to move up to shield the lipstick. The tubular housing can be turned back into the tubular housing to expose the tip of the lipstick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Jun-Hwei Kuo
  • Patent number: 5951186
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus for a more or less viscous liquid product such as nail varnish has a body enclosing a tank provided with a small brush which is associated with a first magnetic element inside of the tank and cooperating with a second magnetic element accommodated in sliding relationship within the body outside of the tank. The tank itself forms a push-button movably mounted axially within the body against the force of a spring arranged between the tank and the second magnetic element in order that in the position of the tank pushed into the body, the brush penetrates into the tank and that in a released portion of the tank within the body, the brush is moved out of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventor: Fran.cedilla.ois Lhuisset
  • Patent number: 5504962
    Abstract: Holders for cosmetic or hygienic items such as brushes and lipsticks which include a sleeve which is manually moved in telescoping fashion from a base of the holder outwardly to enclose the item before the cap is applied to the holder to facilitate applying the cap and to prevent damaging the item when the cap is applied. In the preferred embodiment, the sleeve remains retracted in the base when the cap is removed from the holder thereby presenting the item exposed and ready for use upon removal of the cap. The sleeve is manually pulled out of the base to an advanced position prior to applying the cap. The cap is applied to and engages the sleeve so that pushing the cap towards the base retracts the sleeve into the base. Rotation is not required to expose the item, and the shape of the item and the holder need not be tubular. In one embodiment, the item and holder are generally elliptical in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Cosmetech International Inc.
    Inventor: Y. K. Byun
  • Patent number: 5352054
    Abstract: A device for obturating an applicator apparatus comprising a body (2) fitted with an applicator brush (13) in contact with a product contained in a tank (R) and which is obturatable by a cap (1) which upon the obturation of the body actuates a sleeve (3) movably mounted in the body so as to perform the retraction into this sleeve of the applicator brush (13) accommodated inside of the sleeve (3) and fixedly mounted within the body and upon the opening of the body actuates the sleeve (3) in the reverse direction to disengage the applicator brush (13) from the sleeve (3) and thus allow its use after separation of the cap (1) from the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: L V M H Recherche
    Inventor: Francois N. B. Lhuisset
  • Patent number: 5339483
    Abstract: Holders for cosmetic or hygienic items such as brushes and lipsticks which include a sleeve which is manually moved in telescoping fashion from a base of the holder outwardly to enclose the item before the cap is applied to the holder to facilitate applying the cap and to prevent damaging the item when the cap is applied. In the preferred embodiment, the sleeve remains retracted in the base when the cap is removed from the holder thereby presenting the item exposed and ready for use upon removal of the cap. The sleeve is manually pulled out of the base to an advanced position prior to applying the cap. The cap is applied to and engages the sleeve so that pushing the cap towards the base retracts the sleeve into the base. Rotation is not required to expose the item, and the shape of the item and the holder need not be tubular. In one embodiment, a spring urges the sleeve out of the base and stops are provided holding the sleeve in the retracted and in an intermediate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Cosmetech International Inc.
    Inventor: Y. K. Byun
  • Patent number: 5109877
    Abstract: A make-up brush device, designed for use in beautifying the cheeks or lips, comprises a cylindrical casing which provides several individual spaces therein defined by a separator of flexible material extending axially, each individual space being provided for accommodating each respective brush stick mounted for axial sliding movement. Those individual brush sticks may be selected, depending upon the specific requirements, by causing the appropriate brush stick to travel axially toward the head end of the cylindrical casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventor: Shiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 4917133
    Abstract: The applicator case for lipstick and similar applications comprises a body defining a base forming a bottom. The base is extended by an envelope having a slot and forming a guide for a sheathe defining a protrusion extending through the slot of the envelope. The sheath has a length less than that of the envelope and forms an inner ring against which abuts the lipstick and similar applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Simone Morel
  • Patent number: 4781483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for exposing a mass (3) stored in a container (2). Disposed in container (2) is a conventional follower piston (5), the dispensing opening (4) of container (2) being closed by a removable closure cap (11). For generating a vacuum between mass (3) and closure cap (11) there is provided a circumferential gasket (15) disposed between an outer wall portion (9) of container (2) and closure cap (11). For avoiding early wear of this circumferential gasket (15) and the resultant loss of its sealing properties, the invention provides that on removal of the closure cap (11) the circumferential gasket (15) is positively forced into sealing engagement with the outer wall portion (9) of the container (2) by a force generated by the removal of the closure cap and acting in the direction towards said outer wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Willy Lorscheidt
  • Patent number: 4738558
    Abstract: A ballpoint pen which does not require use of a separate cap member is constituted in the form of a linkage of four levers which form a holder. At least one of the four levers is formed to be hollow so as to receive a writing element therein; and the front portion of said writing element projects out of the end of one part of a given connected piece of one of four connecting bodies firmly fitted into an opening portion of each end of the four levers. A concave portion is provided in a second part of the given connected piece for receiving the front portion of said writing element when the ballpoint pen is in closed pen condition. The tip of each lever is joined to the tip of an adjacent lever by a hinge element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Hiromori Industrial Company
    Inventor: Junji Hiromori
  • Patent number: 4653949
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a main body housing a movable, spring-biased sliding member bearing a writing element. The main body is pivotable about the in-turned ends of wires attached to and depending from an overlying cap/actuator. In one pivot position the main body is acted on by the cap to cause the point of the writing element to protrude out of the main body against the urging of a spring. In a second pivot position the writing element is free to recede within the main body under the urging of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: Snappy s.r.l.
    Inventor: Pietro Larizza
  • Patent number: 4500220
    Abstract: A mechanical pencil includes a removable tubular cover which has functions to protect a tip of the pencil and also to advance automatically the lead therein a tiny increment to project from the pencil tip when it is attached to a rear end of the pencil for writing purposes and to a front end of the pencil after writing is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Pentel Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Junichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 4359291
    Abstract: A multi-element writing instrument is disclosed wherein the rotation of a selection portion located at one end of the instrument successively selects, advances and retracts individual writing elements. The writing point of each selected writing element is axially advanced through the exit opening without contact with the interior of the body of the instrument. In the writing position the axis of the selected element is aligned with the axis of the instrument. The novel construction permits the use of elements that employ different types of nibs, for example porous writing points, either alone or in combination with ball point-tipped elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventor: Victor Lum
  • Patent number: 4139311
    Abstract: A cartridge for dispensing a filler stick wherein the stick is advanced automatically out of one end of the cartridge by the removal of the cap. The stick is supported on a piston slidable in the cartridge and vented at the bottom of the cartridge to the atmosphere and the cap and cartridge have a slidable seal such that removal of the cartridge creates a vacuum within the cap to enable the air pressure on the piston to force the stick out of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Willy Lorscheidt