Actuatable cosmetic device

Abstract

In cosmetic equipment, the combination comprising, a support receptacle containing a chamber, a cosmetic device at least partly concealed in stored position in the chamber, a pusher to controllably displace the device from stored position so that at least a portion of the device protrudes from the chamber and is presented for use, a handle carried by and movable relative to the support receptacle to controllably displace the pusher.

Claims

1 . A cosmetic compact comprising, in combination: a) a support receptacle containing a chamber, b) a cosmetic device at least partly concealed in stored position in the chamber, c) a pusher to controllably displace the device from stored position, so that at least a portion of the device protrudes from the chamber and is presented for use, d) a handle carried by and movable relative to the support receptacle to controllably displace the pusher, e) and wherein the handle is pivotally carried by the support receptacle, and the pusher includes an elongated bendable connector. 2 . The combination of claim 1 wherein the handle has a first pivoted position collapsed relative to the support receptacle and a second displaced or extended position in which the handle projects away from the support and the pusher has been controllably displaced by the handle pivoting to displace the cosmetic device. 3 . The combination of claim 1 wherein the handle is pivotally carried by the support receptacle at a first pivot locus, and the pusher elongated bendable connector is connected to the handle at a second and swingable locus axially spaced from said first pivot locus, to endwise displace said connector and device in opposite and endwise directions as said second locus is swung about said first locus in response to handle pivoting. 4 . The combination of claim 2 wherein the handle closely fits adjacent the support in said first position. 5 . The combination of claim 1 wherein the device is carried by the support receptacle to be displaced endwise relative to the support from stored position to use position as the handle is manually pivoted. 6 . The combination of claim 5 wherein said device includes a sponge slidably carried by the support receptacle. 7 . The combination of claim 5 wherein the device includes a cosmetic tray slidably carried by the support receptacle. 8 . The combination of claim 1 wherein the handle has the form of a cover configured to fit the support receptacle. 9 . The combination of claim 1 including f) a guide projection integral with the support receptacle and progressively engaging the connector to align the connector with the direction of pusher travel as the handle is swung away from the support receptacle. 10 . The combination of claim 1 including a mirror carried by the handle to overlie said device in a closed position of the handle. 11 . The combination of claim 8 including a mirror carried by the handle to be exposed as the handle is pivoted. 12 . The combination of claim 6 wherein only one forward end portion of the sponge projects from the support receptacle upon displacement. 13 . The combination of claim 12 wherein the slider has a stop to limit sponge endwise positioning in the slider. 14 . The combination of claim 6 wherein the sponge has multiple positions that include the following: i) a fully stored position in the receptacle, the handle being closed onto the receptacle, ii) a partly endwise exposed position in which one end of the sponge projects from the receptacle with the sponge endwise positioned by a slider, that carries sponge, iii) a partly endwise exposed and replaced position in which the opposite end of the sponge projects from the receptacle and said one end of the sponge, with soils therein, is received on the slider, in the receptacle, iv) a fully stored position with both ends of the sponge stored in the receptacle, said soiled one end of the sponge completely concealed. 15 . A cosmetic compact comprising in combination: a) a manually manipulable device that includes b) a housing and a slider slidably supported by the housing to carry a cosmetic device, c) a tray supported by the housing to extend above the slider, d) a cover carried by the housing to extend above the tray when the cover is moved into housing closing position, e) and a mirror carried by the cover to extend over the tray, f) the slider and cover having operative swingable interconnection characterized as effecting linear movement of the slider as said interconnection swings about a cover pivot location.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION [0001] This invention relates generally to beauty products, and more specifically to cosmetic related products that can be stored in a user's hand bag or purse. [0002] There is need for improvements in such products such as support receptacles that are easily operable to controllably and movably present useful articles, particularly in such manner that the articles are retained or partly retained by the receptacles. There is also need for such products having the improvements in construction, modes of operation, and unusually beneficial results as are disclosed herein. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0003] It is a major object of the invention to provide easily manipulable relatively movable elements defining such improvements. Basically, a beauty product, as for example cosmetic equipment, embodying the invention comprises in combination: [0004] a) a support receptacle containing a chamber, [0005] b) a cosmetic device at least partly concealed in stored position in the chamber, [0006] c) a pusher to controllably displace the device from stored position so that at least a portion of the device protrudes from the chamber and is presented for use, [0007] d) a handle movable carried by and movable relative to the support receptacle to controllably displace the pusher. [0008] Typically, the handle has a first position collapsed relative to the support receptacle and a displaced position or position in which the handle projects away from the support and the pusher has been controllably displaced; and the handle is pivotally carried by the support receptacle to conform in configuration to that of the receptacle in handle closed position. [0009] Another object is to provide a device carried by the support receptacle to be displaced endwise from stored position to use position as the handle is manually pivoted. That device may comprise a cosmetic sponge or tray to be advanced and retracted relative to the support receptacle, in response to handle pivoting. [0010] Yet another object comprises provision of the handle in the form of a cover configured to fit the support receptacle. [0011] A further object includes provision of handle and pusher cam surfaces to engage and be relatively displaced, as the handle is pivoted. [0012] An added object is to provide a mirror carried by the handle to become exposed as the handle is provided. [0013] These and other objects and advantages of the invention, as well as the details of an illustrative embodiment, will be more fully understood from the following specification and drawings, in which: DRAWING DESCRIPTION [0014] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one form of equipment embodying the invention, and in handle pivoted and actuating position; [0015] FIG. 2 is an enlarged top plan view of the FIG. 1 equipment, in closed position; [0016] FIG. 3 is a side elevation view taken on lines 3 - 3 of FIG. 2 ; [0017] FIG. 4 is a side elevation view taken on lines 4 - 4 of FIG. 2 ; [0018] FIG. 5 is a side elevation view taken on lines 5 - 5 of FIG. 2 ; [0019] FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view taken on lines 6 - 6 of FIG. 3 ; [0020] FIG. 7 is an enlarged section taken on lines 7 - 7 of FIG. 2 ; [0021] FIG. 8 is an enlarged view, like FIG. 7 , but showing the configuration and position of movable elements, after handle pivoting to FIG. 1 open position; and [0022] FIGS. 9-13 are views showing modifications. DRAWING DESCRIPTION [0023] In the drawings, showing a preferred form of the invention, a support receptacle or case 10 , which may be circular, includes a bottom wall 11 , and a generally circular side wall 12 having a front opening 13 . A slider or carrier 14 is located next to wall 11 , to slide back and forth (see arrows 15 and 16 ) to advance and retract a cosmetic device 17 , as for example a sponge or tray. The slider may define a tray 18 . Device 17 has a fully stored position in receptacle interior chamber 19 , as in FIG. 7 , and an advanced or partly projected position seen in FIG. 8 . See projected forward extent 17 a of the sponge. See also rearward extent 17 b of the sponge, remaining in chamber 19 and supported on the slider, which remain concealed. This enables guided, assured reception of the sponge back into FIG. 7 position after sponge use, the rearward 17 c end of the sponge engaging slider end wall 14 a , to correctly endwise position the sponge for full retraction into stored position, as the slider retracts. Also, the used extent 17 a of the removed sponge can be re-inserted first after positioning, so that the un-used extent of the sponge 17 aa will be first projected by the slider, upon subsequent sponge projection into FIG. 8 position. [0024] The slider may be regarded as a tray to carry cosmetics material (powder, rouge, etc.) in the zone defined by the sponge. FIGS. 10 and 11 show the substitution of a cosmetics applicator 50 , for the sponge. FIGS. 12 and 13 show substitution of a combined sponge 47 and cosmetic applicator 48 , endwise connected at 49 . A tray 55 as seen in FIG. 9 . [0025] Also provided is a handle 25 in the form of a lever pivoted at 26 to the receptacle, to swing between FIG. 7 (closed) position, and FIG. 8 (open) position. A stiff, yet bendable elongated connector or pusher 27 extends between a swingable locus 27 a on tang or arm 28 integral with the lever, and the slider end wall 14 a , to effect slider movement endwise, as the handle 25 is swung between its FIGS. 12 and 13 positions. A guide projection 29 integral with bottom wall 11 , guides endwise movement of the connector 27 . The handle includes top wall or cover 30 and end walls 31 a and 31 b, that fit over opposite ends of the receptacle, as in FIGS. 7 and 12 , to conform the handle to the receptacle container shape, to readily fit in a hand bag or purse. [0026] FIGS. 8 and 13 also show a cosmetic top tray 35 extending over the sponge or applicator in the receptacle. Tray 35 may contain cosmetic substance 36 that does not spill. Also, FIG. 13 shows provision of a mirror 37 attached at 38 to the inner side of the handle. See also FIG. 8 . [0027] A stop 60 on the slider engages the receptacle at 61 to limit forward positioning of device 17 . [0028] The invention also provides multiple highly advantageous sponge use position, as follows: i) a fully stored position in the receptacle, the handle being closed onto the receptacle, ii) a partly endwise exposed position in which one end of the sponge projects from the receptacle with the sponge endwise positioned by the slider, iii) a partly endwise exposed and replaced position in which the opposite end of the sponge projects from the receptacle and said one end of the sponge, with soils therein, is received on the slider, in the receptacle, iv) a fully stored position with both ends of the sponge stored in the receptacle said soiled one end of

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