(19)
(11)EP 3 449 763 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
06.03.2019 Bulletin 2019/10

(21)Application number: 17813499.5

(22)Date of filing:  29.05.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A45D 40/22  (2006.01)
A45D 40/00  (2006.01)
B65D 43/16  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2017/005591
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/217674 (21.12.2017 Gazette  2017/51)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD

(30)Priority: 14.06.2016 KR 20160073930

(71)Applicant: Pum-Tech Korea Co., Ltd
Incheon 21315 (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • LEE, Do Hoon
    Incheon 21315 (KR)

(74)Representative: Eder, Michael 
df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB Theatinerstrasse 16
80333 München
80333 München (DE)

  


(54)COMPACT CONTAINER HAVING TENSION PART INTEGRALLY FORMED THEREIN


(57) The present invention relates to a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, which is a compact container comprising an outer container which is equipped with a button, and an outer container lid which is hinge-coupled to one side of the outer container and opens and closes, wherein a middle body is coupled to the inner side of the outer container, a tension part is integrally formed on one side of the middle body, a lower inclined part of the tension part has an angle of 30-55° and a thickness of 0.5-2.5mm, and when the outer container lid is closed the lower inclined part is pushed by the outer container lid so as to go 0.2-1.0mm to the inside, and thus when the outer container lid is opened the tension part pushes the inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid such that the outer container lid smoothly and flexibly opens, and the cost and number of processes required for the manufacture and assembly of the tension part are reduced, increasing productivity.




Description

[Technical Field]



[0001] The present invention relates to a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, and more particularly, to a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, which is a compact container including an outer container provided with a button and an outer container lid hinge-coupled to one side of the outer container so as to be opened and closed, wherein a middle body is coupled to an inner side of the outer container, the tension part is integrally formed on one side of the middle body, a lower inclined part of the tension part is inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° and has a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm, and, when the outer container lid is closed, the lower inclined part is pressed by the outer container lid and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm, so that, when the outer container lid is opened, the tension part pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid such that the outer container lid is opened smoothly and flexibly, and a cost and a number of processes required for manufacturing or assembling the tension part are reduced to increase productivity.

[Background Art]



[0002] In general, cosmetic products used to make faces of users look beautiful are classified into basic cosmetics, functional cosmetics, and color cosmetics according to functions of the cosmetic products.

[0003] The color cosmetics are applied to a body such as a face or a nail to express a beautiful skin color by adding a color, and to prevent skin defects that cannot be covered by the base product from being seen.

[0004] The color cosmetics are classified into a base makeup used for making a skin color uniform and covering defects, and a point makeup used for partially enhancing a three-dimensional effect of lips, eyes, or nails. The base makeup includes a makeup base, a foundation, and a powder, and the point makeup includes a lipstick, an eye liner, and mascara.

[0005] As various color cosmetics are developed as described above, it has become necessary to develop a container capable of containing such color cosmetics. Among the base makeup cosmetics, the foundation has been mainly used in a manner such that the foundation is filled in a glass container or a tube container, and the users take or squeeze some of the foundation on their hands for use and apply the foundation onto the skin by using the hands.

[0006] However, according to a foundation container of the related art, there is an inconvenience in that the users are required to wash a cosmetic material put on their hands whenever the users use the cosmetic material, and the cosmetic material is wasted as the cosmetic material put on the hands of the users is washed off as described above.

[0007] In order to solve such problems, a compact container with a puff has been developed to allow the users to perform makeup without putting the cosmetic material on the hands of the users, and to make it easy to carry.

[0008] However, the compact container of the related art causes an inconvenience that the user has to press a button of a container body to separate the container body from a container lid and lift the container lid with a remaining hand when opening the container lid.

[0009] Therefore, in order to allow the container lid to be flexibly opened, as shown in FIG. 1, Korean Utility Model Publication No. 91-14993 is disclosed, in which a conventional compact container is configured such that an elastic member is provided on both sides of a hinge of a container body, so that a container lid is flexibly opened.

[0010] However, since the above related art has a structure in which the elastic member is additionally provided so as to be bonded to the both sides of the hinge, there is a problem in that a manufacturing cost and a number of processes required for assembly are increased to decrease productivity.

[0011] In addition, when the container is used for a long period of time, the above related art has a problem in that an adhesive force between the elastic member and the container is weakened so as to cause the elastic member to be separated.

[0012] In order to solve such problems, the present applicant has filed Korean Patent Application Publication No. 20-2016-0001461 disclosing a compact container as shown in FIG. 2. In the above related art, a tension bar is integrally formed on an upper portion of a hinge of a container lid such that the tension bar presses an upper end of an inner container when the container lid is closed, so that the container lid is flexibly opened without an additional elastic member when a button is pressed to open the container lid.

[0013] However, since the above related art has a configuration that the tension bar strongly presses the upper end of the inner container, there is a problem in that the container lid suddenly pops up when the container lid is opened, causing the container to be rather inconvenient to use.

[0014] In addition, in the above related art, the upper end of the inner container and a lower surface of the tension bar have to be assembled to make close contact with each other. In a case where a minute error is generated while assembling the inner container, the container lid, and the container body, the tension bar is spaced apart from the upper end of the inner container, so that tension bar fails to properly function, resulting in product defects.

[Disclosure]


[Technical Problem]



[0015] To solve the problems described above, an object of the present invention is to provide a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, which is a compact container including an outer container provided with a button and an outer container lid hinge-coupled to one side of the outer container so as to be opened and closed, wherein a middle body is coupled to an inner side of the outer container, the tension part is integrally formed on one side of the middle body, a lower inclined part of the tension part is inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° and has a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm, and, when the outer container lid is closed, the lower inclined part is pressed by the outer container lid and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm, so that, when the outer container lid is opened, the tension part pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid such that the outer container lid is opened smoothly and flexibly, and a cost and a number of processes required for manufacturing or assembling the tension part are reduced to increase productivity.

[0016] In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, wherein the tension part includes a vertical extension part and a lower inclined part, and the lower inclined part is bent inward while making close contact with an inner peripheral surface of an outer container lid, so that, when the outer container lid is opened, the tension part pushes the inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid in a rotation direction of the outer container lid so that the outer container lid is opened naturally.

[Technical Solution]



[0017] According to the present invention, there is provided a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, the compact container including:

an outer container (10);

an outer container lid (20) for opening and closing the outer container (10);

a middle body (30) coupled to an inner side of the outer container (10); and

a tension part (40) integrally formed on one side of the middle body (30),

wherein the tension part (40) includes a vertical extension part (42) and a lower inclined part (44) inclined downward from an upper portion of the vertical extension part (42), and, when the outer container lid (20) is opened, the lower inclined part (44) pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid (20) such that the outer container lid (20) is opened smoothly and flexibly.

[0018] In addition, the compact container may further include an inner container (50) for receiving a cosmetic material and an inner container lid (60) for opening and closing the inner container (50), which are coupled to the inner side of the outer container (10).

[0019] In addition, the lower inclined part (44) may be inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° from the vertical extension part (42).

[0020] In addition, the lower inclined part (44) may have a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm.

[0021] In addition, when the outer container lid (20) is closed, the lower inclined part (44) may be pressed by the outer container lid (20) and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm.

[0022] In addition, the lower inclined part (44) may be formed at a lower outer peripheral surface thereof with a tight contact part (442) which makes close contact with the inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid (20) when the outer container lid (20) is closed, and the tight contact part (442) may have a shape bent inward of the lower inclined part (44) at a predetermined angle.

[0023] In addition, the tension part (40) may be formed of polypropylene or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and may be double-injection molded or insert-injection molded with the middle body (30).

[Advantageous Effects]



[0024] According to the present invention, a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein is configured such that a middle body is coupled to an inner side of the outer container, the tension part is integrally formed on one side of the middle body, a lower inclined part of the tension part is inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° and has a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm, and, when the outer container lid is closed, the lower inclined part is pressed by the outer container lid and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm, so that, when the outer container lid is opened, the tension part pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid such that the outer container lid is opened smoothly and flexibly, and a cost and a number of processes required for manufacturing or assembling the tension part are reduced to increase productivity.

[0025] In addition, according to the present invention, a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein is configured such that the tension part includes a vertical extension part and a lower inclined part, and the lower inclined part is bent inward while making close contact with an inner peripheral surface of an outer container lid, so that, when the outer container lid is opened, the tension part pushes the inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid in a rotation direction of the outer container lid so that the outer container lid is opened naturally.

[Description of Drawings]



[0026] 

FIG. 1 a view showing a compact container according to the relate art.

FIG. 2 is a view showing a compact container integrally formed with a button according to the related art.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention.

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view showing the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a sectional view showing the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a sectional view showing a state in which an outer container lid of the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein is being opened according to the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing a state in which the outer container lid of the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein is opened according to the present invention.


[Best Mode]


[Mode for Invention]



[0027] Hereinafter, a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein according to one embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to accompanying drawings.

[0028] FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention, FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view showing the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention, and FIG. 5 is a sectional view showing the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention.

[0029] According to the present invention, a compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein includes: an outer container (10); an outer container lid (20) for opening and closing the outer container (10); a middle body 30 coupled to an inner side of the outer container (10); and a tension part (40) integrally formed on one side of the middle body (30), wherein the tension part (40) includes a vertical extension part (42) and a lower inclined part (44) inclined downward from an upper portion of the vertical extension part (42), and, when the outer container lid (20) is opened, the lower inclined part (44) pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid (20) such that the outer container lid (20) is opened smoothly and flexibly.

[0030] The outer container (10) has an open top and an open bottom, and the middle body (30) is coupled to the inner side of the outer container (10).

[0031] A button insertion hole (12) is formed on one side of the outer container (10) so that a button (14) is coupled to the button insertion hole (12), and a latching protrusion (142) protrudes from an upper portion of the button (14).

[0032] A container hinge part (16) is formed on an opposite side of the button insertion hole (12), and a first hinge pin (17) is coupled to the container hinge part (16).

[0033] A coupling groove (18) coupled with the middle body (30) is formed in an inner peripheral surface of the outer container (10), and a fastening protrusion (15) coupled with an inner container (50) is formed on a lower side of the coupling groove (18).

[0034] The outer container lid (20) is hinge-coupled to one side of the outer container (10) to open and close the outer container (10).

[0035] A hook (24) having a protrusion shape and fastened with the latching protrusion (142) of the button (14) is formed on one side of the outer container lid (20), and a mirror (22) may be provided on the inner side of the outer container lid (20) so that a user may easily perform makeup.

[0036] A lid hinge part (26) is formed on an opposite side of the hook (24) of the outer container lid (20) and hinge-coupled with the container hinge part (16) of the outer container (10) by the first hinge pin (17).

[0037] The compact container may further include an inner container (50) coupled to the inner side of the outer container (10) to receive a cosmetic material or accommodate an impregnation member impregnated with the cosmetic material.

[0038] The inner container (50) includes a bottom surface (52), an inner wall (54) extending upward from the bottom surface (52), and an outer wall (58) extending upward while being spaced outward from the inner wall (54) by a predetermined interval.

[0039] A fastening groove (55) is formed at a lower outer peripheral surface of the inner container (50) and coupled with the fastening protrusion (15) of the outer container (10).

[0040] The inner container lid (60) is hinge-coupled to the inner container (50) to open and close the inner container (50).

[0041] An inner container hinge part (56) is formed on one side of the inner container (50), and an inner container lid hinge part (66) is formed on one side of the inner container lid (60) and hinge-coupled to the inner container hinge part (56) by the a hinge pin (57).

[0042] A handle (62) protrudes outward from an opposite side of the inner container lid hinge part (66) of the inner container lid (60) so that the user may easily grab the inner container lid (60).

[0043] A puff reception groove (63) for receiving a makeup tool such as a puff is formed at a top of the inner container lid (60), and a sealing protrusion wheel (64) protrudes downward from a bottom of the inner container lid (60) to make close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the outer wall (58) of the inner container (50).

[0044] The compact container may further include a fixing member (70) coupled to an upper portion of the inner container (50), in which the fixing member (70) is coupled to the inner wall (54) of the inner container (50) to prevent the impregnation member accommodated in the inner container (50) from being separated to an outside.

[0045] The middle body (30) is coupled to the inner side of the outer container (10), and a plurality of coupling protrusions (38) coupled to the coupling groove (18) of the outer container (10) are formed at an outer peripheral surface of the middle body (30).

[0046] A button through-hole (32) through which an upper portion of the button (14) passes is formed on one side of the middle body (30), and the tension part (40) is formed on an opposite side of the button through-hole (32).

[0047] FIG. 6 is a sectional view showing a state in which an outer container lid of the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein is being opened according to the present invention, and FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing a state in which the outer container lid of the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein is opened according to the present invention.

[0048] The tension part (40) is integrally formed at a rear of the middle body (30), and as shown in FIG. 5, the middle body (30) includes the vertical extension part (42) vertically formed on one side of the middle body (30) and the lower inclined part (44) inclined downward from the upper portion of the vertical extension part (42).

[0049] The vertical extension part (42) of the tension part (40) connects the middle body (30) to the lower inclined part (44) while supporting the lower inclined part (44).

[0050] When the outer container lid (20) is opened as shown in FIG. 6, the lower inclined part (44) of the tension part (40) pushes an inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) in a rotation direction of the outer container lid (20) so that the outer container lid is opened naturally.

[0051] The lower inclined part (44) may be inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° from the vertical extension part (42).

[0052] In detail, when a portion where the upper portion of the vertical extension part (42) is connected to an upper portion of the lower inclined part (44) is considered as an axis, an angle at which the lower inclined part (44) is inclined from the vertical extension part (42) is preferably 30° to 55°.

[0053] In a case where the angle of the lower inclined part (44) is less than 30°, the lower inclined part (44) makes close contact with the inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) and is compressed by a short distance when the outer container lid (20) is closed, so that the outer container lid (20) is not flexibly opened when the user opens the outer container lid (20).

[0054] In a case where the angle of the lower inclined part (44) exceeds 55°, the lower inclined part (44) is excessively lifted such that an end of the lower inclined part (44) appears to penetrate into the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) while making contact with the lid hinge part (26) when the outer container lid (20) is closed, so that the lower inclined part (44) is not bent with a tension, and the vertical extension part (42) is pushed rearward. At this time, since there is no space for the vertical extension part (42) to be pushed rearward, the lower inclined part (44) may be damaged, or the outer container lid (20) may not be closed.

[0055] In addition, the lower inclined part (44) may have a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm.

[0056] In a case where the thickness of the lower inclined part (44) is less than 0.5 mm, when the outer container lid (20) is closed, the lower inclined part (44) is pressed by the inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20), and may be broken and damaged. In a case where the thickness of the lower inclined part (44) exceeds 2.5 mm, when the outer container lid (20) is closed, the lower inclined part (44) is not easily pushed inward while receiving the tension, so that the outer container lid (20) may not be closed, and a hinge coupling portion between the outer container (10) and the outer container lid (20) may be damaged while excessively pressing the outer container lid (20).

[0057] In addition, when the outer container lid (20) is closed, it is preferable that the lower inclined part (44) is pressed by the outer container lid (20) and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm.

[0058] In a case where the lower inclined part (44) is pressed by the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) and pushed inward by less than 0.2 mm when the outer container lid (20) is closed, when the outer container lid (20) is opened, the lower inclined part (44) pushes the outer container lid (20) with a weak force, so that the outer container lid (20) may not be flexibly opened.

[0059] In a case where the lower inclined part (44) is pressed by the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) and pushed inward by more than 1.0 mm when the outer container lid (20) is closed, when the outer container lid (20) is opened, the lower inclined part (44) pushes the outer container lid (20) with an excessively strong force, so that the outer container lid (20) may suddenly pop up, causing the compact container to be rather inconvenient to use.

[0060] The lower inclined part (44) may be formed at a lower portion thereof with a tight contact part (442), and the tight contact part (442) may have a round shape or a shape bent inward of the lower inclined part (44) at a predetermined angle as shown in an enlarged view of FIG. 6.

[0061] The tight contact part (442) makes direct contact with the inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) when the outer container lid (20) is closed, and pushes the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) in the rotation direction of the outer container lid (20) when the outer container lid (20) is opened.

[0062] The tension part (40) may be formed of polypropylene or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and may be double-injection molded or insert-injection molded with the middle body (30).

[0063] Hereinafter, a method of assembling the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein, which has a configuration as described above, will be described.

[0064] In order to assemble the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 6, the button (14) is firstly coupled to the button insertion hole (12) of the outer container (10), and the middle body is coupled to the inner side of the outer container (10), such that a coupling protrusion (38) of the middle body (30) is coupled to the coupling groove (18) of the outer container (10).

[0065] At this time, the tension part (40) is integrally formed on one side of the middle body (30).

[0066] Next, the inner container lid (60) is hinge-coupled to one side of the inner container (50), the cosmetic material is filled in the inner container (50) or accommodated therein with the impregnation member impregnated with the cosmetic material, and the fixing member (70) is coupled to the upper portion of the inner container (50).

[0067] Thereafter, the inner container (50) assemble as described above is mounted in the outer container (10), such that the inner container (50) is inserted at an inner side of the middle body (30), and the fastening protrusion (15) of the outer container (10) is coupled to the fastening groove (55) of the inner container (50).

[0068] Finally, the outer container lid (20) is hinge-coupled to one side of the outer container (10) to complete the assembly of the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention.

[0069] Hereinafter, a method of using the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein, which is assembled as described above, will be described.

[0070] In order to use the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to the present invention, the button (14) is firstly pressed to release a fastening state of the latching protrusion (142) of the button (14) and the hook (24) of the outer container lid (20).

[0071] In this case, the tension part (40), which has been pressed by the outer container lid (20), pushes the inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) in the rotation direction of the outer container lid (20) as shown in FIG. 6, so that the outer container lid (20) is lifted upward smoothly and flexibly as shown in FIG. 7.

[0072] Thereafter, the handle (62) of the inner container lid (60) coupled to the top of contents (50) is held and rotated to open the inner container lid (60) from the inner container (50), and the cosmetic material received in the inner container (50) is put on a makeup tool such as a puff and evenly applied to a skin.

[0073] After the makeup is completely performed, the inner container lid (60) is rotated to close the inner container (50), and the outer container lid (20) is rotated to close the outer container (10).

[0074] In this case, the inner peripheral surface of the lid hinge part (26) of the outer container lid (20) presses the tension part (40), so that the tension part (40) is pushed inward.

[0075] As described above, although the compact container having the tension part integrally formed therein according to one embodiment of the present invention has been described for illustrative purposes, the present invention is not limited thereto. It is understood that various changes and modifications can be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention as disclosed in the appended claims.

[Description of Reference Numerals]



[0076] 
10: Outer container 14: Button
20: Outer container lid 26: Lid hinge part
30: Middle body 32: Button through-hole
40: Tension part 42: Vertical extension part
44: Lower inclined part 50: Inner container
60: Inner container lid 70: Fixing member
442: Tight contact part  



Claims

1. A compact container having a tension part integrally formed therein, the compact container comprising:

an outer container (10);

an outer container lid (20) for opening and closing the outer container (10);

a middle body (30) coupled to an inner side of the outer container (10); and

a tension part (40) integrally formed on one side of the middle body (30),

wherein the tension part (40) includes a vertical extension part (42) and a lower inclined part (44) inclined downward from an upper portion of the vertical extension part (42), and, when the outer container lid (20) is opened, the lower inclined part (44) pushes an inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid (20) such that the outer container lid (20) is opened smoothly and flexibly.
 
2. The compact container of claim 1, wherein the lower inclined part (44) is inclined at an angle of 30° to 55° from the vertical extension part (42).
 
3. The compact container of claim 1, wherein the lower inclined part (44) has a thickness of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm.
 
4. The compact container of claim 1, wherein, when the outer container lid (20) is closed, the lower inclined part (44) is pressed by the outer container lid (20) and pushed inward by 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm.
 
5. The compact container of claim 1, wherein the lower inclined part (44) is formed at a lower outer peripheral surface thereof with a tight contact part (442) which makes close contact with the inner peripheral surface of the outer container lid (20) when the outer container lid (20) is closed, and the tight contact part (442) has a round shape or a shape bent inward of the lower inclined part (44) at a predetermined angle.
 




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