US20080083642A1 - Protective mat and tray for cosmetics - Google Patents

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US20080083642A1
US20080083642A1 US11545123 US54512306A US2008083642A1 US 20080083642 A1 US20080083642 A1 US 20080083642A1 US 11545123 US11545123 US 11545123 US 54512306 A US54512306 A US 54512306A US 2008083642 A1 US2008083642 A1 US 2008083642A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D34/00Containers or accessories specially adapted for handling liquid toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. perfumes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
    • A45D34/00Containers or accessories specially adapted for handling liquid toilet or cosmetic substances, e.g. perfumes
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The invention claimed herein and depicted in FIGS. 1 through 4 presents a Protective Mat and Tray for Cosmetics. Tray shell 2 consists of a molded platform featuring a plurality of side compartments 8 disposed along its sides and a plurality of rear compartments 10 disposed along its rear edge. The flat central portion of tray shell 2 forms tray 6, which accommodates disposable protective mat 4 that can be dispensed from mat refill 14. Elevated edge of said tray's front edge forms lip 12. Protective mat 4 consists of a flat sheet of flexible, absorbent material such as paper, which can be textured, imprinted and produced in single sheets or as length of multiple sheets separated via perforations (FIG. 1). Mat 4 may also be produced with a secondary layer of moisture impervious material.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application is preceded by provisional patent U.S. Ser. No. 60/592,771 filed on Aug. 2, 2004 which embodies the present design.
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  • REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE OR A COMPUTER LISTING COMPACT DISK APPENDIX
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  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention pertains to devices that: (a) protect work surfaces such as bathroom vanities; and (b) hold cosmetics during application. Past inventions have demonstrated a variety of table covers and table-top caddies. Stepanek U.S. Pat. No. 5,449,539 discloses a self-adhering ceremonial table mat that is rolled for storage. Rahe U.S. Pat. No. 6,116,167 shows a table mat that wraps around the top and bottom surfaces of a table. Sussman U.S. Pat. No. 5,813,430 shows a tray with replaceable modules containing make-up. Donnell U.S. Pat. No. 5,913,312 discloses a manicure mat consisting of a foam mat with slots designed to receive nail polish bottles. None of these references provide an attractive double-layered protective surface for countertops during the use of cosmetics, while allowing cosmetics to be conveniently organized and moved.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention consists of the following components as depicted in FIGS. 1 through 4. Tray shell 2 consists of a molded platform featuring a plurality of side compartments 8 disposed along its sides and a plurality of rear compartments 10 disposed along its rear edge. The flat central portion of tray shell 2 forms tray 6, which accommodates disposable protective mat 4 that can be dispensed from mat refill 14. Elevated edge of said tray's front edge forms lip 12. Tray shell also features a flat face 20 along the top of its rear or side walls, and/or the dividing wall between tray and rear compartments, which is of sufficient width to allow emblazoning of graphics. The design of tray shell 2 allows it to be easily fabricated from vacuum-formed or injection molded plastic. Protective mat 4 consists of a flat sheet of flexible, absorbent material such as paper, which can be textured, imprinted and produced in single sheets or as length of multiple sheets separated via perforations. Mat 4 may also be produced with a secondary layer of moisture impervious material. The description herein is intended to present the preferred embodiment of this invention and should not be construed as imposing limitations on the scope of said invention.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 depicts an overhead view of the component parts of the invention.
  • FIG. 2 depicts an overhead view of the invention while in use.
  • FIG. 3 depicts a cross-sectional side view of the tray with mat installed.
  • FIG. 4 depicts a cross-sectional rear view of the tray without mat installed.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • This device is used by placing tray shell 2 onto a horizontal surface and dispensing a protective mat 4 from mat refills 14. Protective mat 4 is placed onto tray 6 and cosmetics are placed onto said mat while in use. Cosmetics 16 and related supplies 18 can be stored in side compartments 8 and rear compartments 10. Protective mat 4 is held in place on tray 6 via elevated inner walls of said side and rear compartments and lip 12, which together extend around the periphery of tray 6. Tray shell 2 and protective mat 4 can also be used independently of each other to protect a work surface.

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  1. 1. A storage device for facilitating the use of cosmetics consisting of:
    a) a tray, formed from a rigid material, featuring a flat central section surrounded by elevated side walls and posterior wall;
    b) open compartments formed from recessed center portions of the aforementioned elevated side and rear walls;
    c) an elevated lip forming an anterior wall of the aforementioned tray's central section.
  2. 2. A storage device of claim 1 which includes:
    a) an mat formed of an absorbent material featuring sufficient dimensions to fit onto the flat central section of the aforementioned tray and a surface which can be imprinted with graphic elements;
    b) the aforementioned mat, configured as a single disposable sheet, or as a plurality of sheets that can be supplied folded or on a roll whereby individual sheets can be separated via perforations for use within the tray.
    c) a flat ledge formed by the top edge of the side or rear tray walls, or the anterior wall of the rear compartment, which is of sufficient planar dimension to allow affixing or imprinting of graphic elements.
    d) the aforementioned mat, which can be produced with a single layer of absorbent material or with a secondary layer of moisture impervious material.
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US20130062246A1 (en) * 2011-09-09 2013-03-14 Deena STAPLES Feminine Care Kit For A Locker/Backpack
US20150102195A1 (en) * 2013-10-10 2015-04-16 Connie Mah Adjustable Nail Polish Bottle Holder

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US4777992A (en) * 1987-05-22 1988-10-18 Olger Bonnie L Ice tray and table covering combination
US5011018A (en) * 1990-07-24 1991-04-30 Keffeler Paul J Medication dispenser with removable liner
US5092354A (en) * 1991-06-07 1992-03-03 Diamond Plastics & Design, Inc. Cosmetic kit
US5655553A (en) * 1995-01-05 1997-08-12 Mary Kay Inc. Cosmetics compact having removable makeup pans
US5813430A (en) * 1997-03-07 1998-09-29 De Leon; Arthur P. Adjustable duct damper
US5913312A (en) * 1998-05-20 1999-06-22 Donnell; Karla R. Nail polish bottle holder
US6116167A (en) * 1995-03-08 2000-09-12 Pik Partner In Kunststoff Covering for a table top
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US3532221A (en) * 1968-09-23 1970-10-06 Harry K Kaluhlokalani Beauty operator's permanent-wave tray
US4421127A (en) * 1982-09-20 1983-12-20 Marjorie Geer Compact case with interchangeable cosmetic inserts
US4777992A (en) * 1987-05-22 1988-10-18 Olger Bonnie L Ice tray and table covering combination
US5011018A (en) * 1990-07-24 1991-04-30 Keffeler Paul J Medication dispenser with removable liner
US5092354A (en) * 1991-06-07 1992-03-03 Diamond Plastics & Design, Inc. Cosmetic kit
US5655553A (en) * 1995-01-05 1997-08-12 Mary Kay Inc. Cosmetics compact having removable makeup pans
US6116167A (en) * 1995-03-08 2000-09-12 Pik Partner In Kunststoff Covering for a table top
US5813430A (en) * 1997-03-07 1998-09-29 De Leon; Arthur P. Adjustable duct damper
US5913312A (en) * 1998-05-20 1999-06-22 Donnell; Karla R. Nail polish bottle holder
US7047983B2 (en) * 2002-03-27 2006-05-23 Manougian Katherine J Protected containers

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US20130062246A1 (en) * 2011-09-09 2013-03-14 Deena STAPLES Feminine Care Kit For A Locker/Backpack
US20150102195A1 (en) * 2013-10-10 2015-04-16 Connie Mah Adjustable Nail Polish Bottle Holder

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