Global Patent Index - EP 1050232 A2

EP 1050232 A2 2000-11-08 - Lipstick dispenser with functional A-shell

Title (en)

Lipstick dispenser with functional A-shell

Title (de)

Lippenstiftgehäuse mit funktioneller äusserer Hülle

Title (fr)

Distributeur de bâton rouge à lèvre à enveloppe extérieure fonctionelle

Publication

EP 1050232 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00108919 A

Priority

  • US 30729799 A
  • US 30751699 A

Abstract (en)

A lipstick dispenser uses the normally decorative A-shell (30) as a functional element by providing a plurality of longitudinal splines (36) in the interior of the A-shell. The splines fit into notches (60) in an elevator cup (52) to keep the elevator (50) in fixed relationship to the A-shell. A propel/retract mechanism is provided by lugs (66) extending from the elevator (50) that track in helical tracks (74) in a base that is secured together with the A-shell, or alternatively by a screw thread (174) on the elevator stem (56) which engages an internally threaded section (166) on the inner wall (72) of a base element (70). The base (70) has flexible upwardly extending friction tabs (80) that ride on the inside of the A-shell and provide a desired frictional drag. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A45D 40/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A45D 40/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A45D 40/04 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5018893 A 19910528 - HOLLOWAY THOMAS F [US]

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

EP 1050232 A2 20001108; EP 1050232 A3 20011219; EP 1050232 B1 20040728; AT 271801 T 20040815; DE 60012402 D1 20040902; DE 60012402 T2 20050901