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US2787261A
US2787261A US392138A US39213853A US2787261A US 2787261 A US2787261 A US 2787261A US 392138 A US392138 A US 392138A US 39213853 A US39213853 A US 39213853A US 2787261 A US2787261 A US 2787261A
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April 1957 L. L. MCDONALD ETAL COSMETIC DEVICE Filed Nov. 16, 1953 LOYD I. McDoA/Aw, WLL/AM L. mLTEE' IN V EN TOR.
COSMETIC DEVICE Lloyd L. McDonald, San Marina, and William L. Walters, Hollywood, Calif, assignors, by mesne assignments, to William L. Walters, Hollywood, California Application November 16, 1953 Serial No. 392,138
3 Claims. (Cl. 128--24.3)
This invention relates to a cosmetic device and more particularly to a device for subjecting skin surface areas to simultaneous massage and astringent action inpreparation for applying cosmetic makeup and for improving skin tone.
Preparation of facial skin areas for cosmetic makeup usually requires that the pores of the skin be closed before application of such makeup. Closing of the skin pores has previously been accomplished by various means such as wetting the skin surface with cold top water, rubbing an ice cube on the surface, and applying various astringent lotions. Disadvantages of such prior proposed methods are: first, cold water is usually not sufficiently cold to completely close the pores as desired; second, an ice cube is difiicult to handle and hold; third, both cold water and ice cubes include some dripping and therefore require protective measures for adjacent parts of the body and adjacent clothing; and fourth, astringent lotions are expensive and must be replaced.
This invention obviates the disadvantages of the above prior methods of such preparation of facial skin areas by providing a cosmetic device utilizing a construction which facilitates astringing such skin areas and which employs a non-liquid chemically treated refreezant gel having cold-storing or retaining properties, said gel being contained within a rotatable container means andtransmitting cold to an external cylindrical surface adapted to rollingly contact under pressure the skin surface. The container means is readily removable for placing the container means and gel therewithin in a freezer unit of a refrigerator, for example, to impart cold to the gel. The rotatable container means also serves to massage the skin simultaneously with the astringent action so that effective toning of the skin surface areas and refinement of skin pores is accomplished.
The primary object of this invention is to disclose and provide a cosmetic device which is capable of simultaneously massaging and astringing a skin surface area.
An object of this invention is to disclose and provide a cosmetic device of novel construction adapted to rollingly contact under pressure various skin surface areas on a face and neck for massaging said areas.
Another object of this invention is to disclose and provide a cosmetic device wherein a cylindrical container means for a refreezant gel is mounted for rolling contact under pressure with selected skin surface areas for massaging and astringing such areas.
Another object of this invention is to provide a container means for refreezant gel which is readily removable from a hand-grasping means for storage in a freezer unit.
A still further object of this invention is to disclose and provide a novel cosmetic device wherein novel handgrasping means are provided to facilitate the control and manipulation of. such a rotatable container means for such purpose.
This invention contemplates a cosmetic device for massaging and astringing skin surface areas wherein an 1 nited States Patent ice elongated fiat grasping plate is provided for grasping thereof by all of the fingers of a hand and wherein a cylindrical container means is rotatably carried by the hand-grasping plate so that a rolling massaging contact of the external surface of the container means may be made with selected skin surface areas.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will be readily apparent from the following description of the drawings wherein an exemplary embodiment of this invention is shown.
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Fig. l is'a side view illustrating a cosmetic device of this invention being applied to facial skin areas.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the cosmetic device of this invention. 7 p
Fig. 3 is an explodedperspective view of the device shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged section view taken in a plane bisecting and passing through the axis of the container means. i
Generally speaking the cosmetic device of this invention comprises a novel hand-grasping means 10, a container means 11 adapted to hold a selected quantity of refreezant gel, and means generally indicated at 12 for removably and rotatably mounting the container means 11 on the hand-grasping means 10. l l
The hand-grasping means 10 comprises a relatively thin elongated rectangular plate 14 of any suitable material preferably a lightweight plastic materiaL- The grasping plate 14 is of sufficient length so that all of the four fingers of a hand may be placed against one surface thereof while the thumb is placed against the opposite surface thereof as shown in Fig. 1. This particular manner of grasping the plate 14 facilitates holding and directing the container means 11 over various contoured skin surface areas of the face and neck of a user.
The grasping plate 14 may be carried by a pair of spaced parallel side members 15 connected to opposite end edges of plate 14. A transverse member 16 may be integrally formed with the side members 15 to form a generally U-shaped frame for carrying plate 14. An
intermediate transverse member 17 may extend'between side members 15 in spaced relation to transverse member 16. The edge margins of the plate 14 may be-connected to the members 15, 16 and.17 in any suitable .manner as by providing a groove in the inner faces of said members for receiving edge margins of the plate. The plate may be further secured by adhesive applied to the groove. If desired, the plate 14 and members 15, 16 and 17 may be integral.
The side members 15 are provided with resilient extensions 18 which project beyond the intermediate transverse member 17 and may be provided with inwardly directed pins 19 affording means for rotatably mounting the container means 11 on the hand-grasping means.
. The members 15 and extensions 18 are preferablymade;
of a plastic material such as cellulose acetate which is resilient and which returns to its original molded or formed position. The extensions 18 may be slightly biased inwardly and because of their resilient character permit ready removal of the container means 11 from the grasping means 10.
The container means 11 preferably comprises an elongated cylindrical open-ended hollow cylinder 20 made of a suitable plastic material such as polyethylene. The cylinder 20 is formed with a relatively thin wall in order to permit rapid and adequate transmission of cold therethrough.
Means for rotatably mounting the container means 20 on the hand-grasping means comprises in addition to pins 19, closure caps 22 provided for each end of cylinder 20. Each closure cap 22 includes a relatively thick sec- Patented Apr. 2,
tion circular disc 23 provided with an external cylindrical surface 24'adapted to be slidably received within an end of cylinder 20. Each cap 22 is provided with an annular outwardly'extending seating flange 25 adapted to seat against the edge face of cylinder 20, the outer edge of flange 25 being flush with the external surface of cylinder 20. The central portion of disc 23 may be provided with an internal boss 26 affording a thickened section in which may be provided a bore 28 having an external opening adapted to receive a pin 19.
The cylinder 20 is adapted to hold a selected quantity of non-liquid, chemically treated, cold-retaining or coldstoring material 30 such as a refreezant gel. Such a refreezant gel is well known and the chemical composition thereof does not form a part of this invention. Such a gel retainscold for relatively long periods oftime. The cold may be: readily restored, after the temperature of the gel is above a desired refrigerant temperature by placing ina suitable freezer unit, such as used in a refrigerator. Since the gel is non-liquid when cold or warm, there is no dripping and the caps 22 are not required to be sealed.
The device of this invention is readily assembled by first filling the cylinder 20 with a selected quantity of the refreezant gel. Closure caps 22 may then be inserted in the open ends of cylinder 20. Resilient extensions 18 of side members 15 of the hand-grasping means may be spread slightly apart to receive the container means therebetween until the pins 19 slip into and engage in bores 28.
The container means 1.1 may be readily removed from the hand-grasping means 10 for storage in a freezer unit ofa refrigerator by spreading apart extensions 18 until the pins 19 are disengaged from the bores 28. The container means. 11 is of convenient size so that it may be readily placed in an ice cube tray, for example, for freezing.
In use of the cosmetic device of this invention the gel in the container means 11 is first frozen in a refrigerator and acquires a temperature slightly below freezing. After the container means is rotatably mounted on the hand-grasping means, the grasping plate may be conveniently held by all of the fingers of a hand. The cold container means .11 may then be rolled over skin surface areas of the face, skin, and the like with slight pressureso' as to afford a rolling massage action. The cold, released by the refreezant gel in the'container means causes'the external surface of the cylinder 20 to be cold to the touch and slightly moist due to condensation from thesurrounding atmosphere. The external surface of the. cylinder feels cold to approximately the same degree as the. surface of an ice cube. The coldnes of the external surface of the cylinder 2t as it rollingly contacts skin surface areas produces an astringent action on the skin and effectively closes the pores thereof. The astringent action together with the massaging action imparts, a toning effect to the skin, refines the skin pores, and facilitates provision of a supple, non-wrinkled complexion.
It is understood that various refreezant materials may be employed in the container 11 and that various changes in structure of the hand-grasping plate and container means may be made. All such changes and modifications coming within the scope of the appended claims are embraced thereby.
We claim:
1. A cosmetic device for simultaneously subjecting skin surface areas to massage and to astringent treatment comprising, in' combination: hand grasping means including a flat elongated rectangmlar grasping plate adapted to be held by all of the fingers of a hand, and side members connected'to ends of said plate, lying in the same plane therewith, and having resilient extensions projecting beyond one side edge of said plate; a cylindrical container means rotatably mounted on said extensions and extending therebetween, said container means having anaxis lying in the plane of said plate and having a thin cylindrical wall having an external surface adapted to movably contact a skin surface area; a refreezant cold-storing material contained within. said container means and adapted to transmit cold through said thin wall; and means for rotatably mounting the container means on said extensions whereby said container means is adapted to rollingly conatct, massage and astringe a skin surface area when the device is moved in contact therewith.
2. A cosmetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein said means for rotatably mounting said container means includes inwardly extending pins on ends of said resilient extensions and closure caps for said container means provided with axial bores for receiving said pins.
3. A cosmetic device for simultaneously subjecting skin surface areas to massage and to astringent treatment com prising, in combination: hand grasping means including a flat grasping plate adapted to be held by fingers of a hand, and side members connected to ends of the plate and having resilient inwardly biased extension projecting beyond one side edge of the plate, a container means rotatably mounted on said extensions and extending therebetween, said container means having an axis lying in the plane of said, plate and provided with an external cylindrical surface adapted to rollingly contact a skin surface area, said container means being adapted to be filled with a, cold-retaining material; and means for rotatably mounting the container means on said extensions.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,803,337 Lundquist May 5, 1931 2,653,598 Torino Sept. 29, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,630 Great Britain 1912 125,274 Australia Sept. 11, 1947 345,284 Germany Dec. 9, 1921
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US3847144A (en) * 1973-06-27 1974-11-12 R Wright Reducing roller device
US3970078A (en) * 1975-03-10 1976-07-20 Rogers Jr Charles G Hand roller massage device
US5131383A (en) * 1990-12-03 1992-07-21 Juarez Gilbert T Foot massage device
US5152281A (en) * 1990-07-11 1992-10-06 Walter Koll Massaging device
US5554102A (en) * 1995-04-20 1996-09-10 Chiou; Shih-Kuen Portable massaging device
US6419650B1 (en) * 1999-12-03 2002-07-16 Fitness Works Inc Device for providing accupressure back massage
US20040254508A1 (en) * 2003-06-16 2004-12-16 Chin-Tsun Lee Massage bar
US20050131320A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Chin-Tsun Lee Massaging apparatus
US20070129654A1 (en) * 2005-10-13 2007-06-07 Anderson James Jr Therapeutic roller
US7481783B1 (en) 2001-07-17 2009-01-27 Polar Products, Inc. Hot or cold massage therapy roller
US20100168686A1 (en) * 2007-08-16 2010-07-01 Danakim Investments Limited Method and apparatus for treating the skin
US20110125067A1 (en) * 2009-11-23 2011-05-26 Gianmaria Cominato Filho Roller for skin cooling
US20150057579A1 (en) * 2013-08-26 2015-02-26 William James Martinez Freezable rolling massage device
USD895823S1 (en) 2019-05-24 2020-09-08 Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Facial massaging device
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US1803337A (en) * 1928-08-27 1931-05-05 Frank A Lundquist Handle for safe doors
US2653598A (en) * 1951-05-16 1953-09-29 Torino Vincent Combined toothbrush and gum massager

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US3847144A (en) * 1973-06-27 1974-11-12 R Wright Reducing roller device
US3970078A (en) * 1975-03-10 1976-07-20 Rogers Jr Charles G Hand roller massage device
US5152281A (en) * 1990-07-11 1992-10-06 Walter Koll Massaging device
US5131383A (en) * 1990-12-03 1992-07-21 Juarez Gilbert T Foot massage device
US5554102A (en) * 1995-04-20 1996-09-10 Chiou; Shih-Kuen Portable massaging device
US6419650B1 (en) * 1999-12-03 2002-07-16 Fitness Works Inc Device for providing accupressure back massage
US7481783B1 (en) 2001-07-17 2009-01-27 Polar Products, Inc. Hot or cold massage therapy roller
US20040254508A1 (en) * 2003-06-16 2004-12-16 Chin-Tsun Lee Massage bar
US20050131320A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Chin-Tsun Lee Massaging apparatus
US20070129654A1 (en) * 2005-10-13 2007-06-07 Anderson James Jr Therapeutic roller
US20100168686A1 (en) * 2007-08-16 2010-07-01 Danakim Investments Limited Method and apparatus for treating the skin
US20110125067A1 (en) * 2009-11-23 2011-05-26 Gianmaria Cominato Filho Roller for skin cooling
US20150057579A1 (en) * 2013-08-26 2015-02-26 William James Martinez Freezable rolling massage device
USD895823S1 (en) 2019-05-24 2020-09-08 Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Facial massaging device
USD905262S1 (en) 2019-05-24 2020-12-15 Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Facial massaging device

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