US3195544A - Appliance for removing nail polish - Google Patents

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US3195544A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A45D29/00Manicuring or pedicuring implements
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    • 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
    • A45D34/04Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
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    • A45D2200/1009Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like
    • A45D2200/1018Applicators comprising a pad, tissue, sponge, or the like comprising a pad, i.e. a cushion-like mass of soft material, with or without gripping means

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July 20, 1965 E. J. POLITZER APPLIANCE FOR REMOVING NAIL P OLISH Filed Dec. 5, 1962.

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United States Patent 3,195,544 APPLIANCE FOR REMOVING NAIL POLISH Eugene Jim Pulitzer, 65 Rue Jouitroy, Paris, France Filed Dec. 3, 1962, Ser. No. 241,851 Claims priority, application France, Dec. 7, 1%1, 881,290, Fatent 1,316,540 1 Claim. (Cl. 132-445) Up till now, for removing worn or soiled polish from the finger-nails, the user dipped a cotton Wool pad or rag in solvent, holding this wad or rag in one hand, and rubbing the nails of the other hand.

This method has numerous disadvantages. In the first place, the opened bottle risks upsetting; then an appreciable quantity of liquid is necessary for soaking the wad or rag, which leads to Waste, seeing that this wad or rag is thrown away after being used. On the other hand, the polish of the nails of the hand holding the wad is attacked and damaged by the solvent, which makes it necessary to remove the polish from all the nails, in turn. It is thus very diflicult individually to remove the polish from a given nail.

For this reason, the user is generally obliged to proceed to remove the polish from all of the nails, and to make a fresh general application of the polish, even if, in fact, the polish on a single nail is damaged and requires to be renewed.

The present invention obviates these disadvantages by creating an appliance that easily allows the polish to be removed from a single nail individually, without affecting the other finger-nails, both of the treated hand as well as the hand holding the appliance. This appliance thus enables only the finger-nail requiring it, to be treated, and only to consume the quantity of polish solvent that is absolutely necessary for the Work to be carried out, affording in this manner a great saving in time and money. The appliance can be carried when travelling without any risk of its being upset in toilet sets and other luggage.

According to the invention, the appliance comprises a receptacle containing the solvent having a pad or brush in its neck and at least one rigid component against which the working end of the pad or brush can bear, thus enabling the user holding the appliance in one hand, vigorously to brush each nail of the other hand separately.

According to various embodiments of the invention, the bearing component is formed by a bevel or oblique surface of the neck of the receptacle and a stopper inserted in this neck, or else by a support held by a stopper and engaged inside of the pad or brush used for applying the solvent. The passage of the solvent contained in the receptacle to the pad or brush for applying can be effected by capillarity in following the pad or brush or a wick that can go down to the bottom of the receptacle or else by a straight tube passing through the stopper or pad.

Various other characteristics of the invention will moreover be revealed by the detailed description which follow of the forms of embodiment given by way of examples that are not restrictive and are shown in the attached drawing.

FIGURE 1 is a vertical section of the appliance.

FIGURE 2 is a front elevation of the appliance, partly 3,195,544 Patented July 20, 1965- in section, along a plane perpendicular to that of FIG URE 1.

FIGURE 3 is an elevation-section of a second form of embodiment.

FIGURE 4 is a partial elevation-section of a third form of embodiment.

FIGURE 5 is an elevation-section of a fourth form of embodiment.

The appliance of FIGURE 1 is essentially formed by a flask 1, preferably .of compressible synthetic material, having a neck 3 in which a stopper 4 is placed drilled with a bore 5 accommodating a wick 6 and a straight tube 7. The straight tube 7, which passes downwardly through stopper 4 and extends to the vicinity of the bottom of flask 1, has for its function to conduct the solvent it) to the upper part of the wick 6 by gravity, so that the solvent may be applied onto the nails. The stopper 4 has a bevel 3 at its top part. 9 denotes a closing cap having a tapped base screwing on to the neck 3 of the flask.

When the flask is filled with solvent fior nail polish It), the user can, by holding the flask in one hand, firmly apply the end 6 of the wick forming a pad to the fingernail from which the polish is required to be removed, for this end of the wick presses on the bevel 8 which firmly holds it.

According to an alternative (not shown), the stopper 4 can be moulded with the neck 3 of the flask, these two elements forming one piece. Likewise, according to another alternative, the neck 3 of the flask is extended upwards and cut with a bevel, the pad being forcibly inserted in this neck. In this case, it is the actual extension of the neck cut in a bevel that forms the oblique bearing surface 8 against which the end of the pad coming out of the flask bears for enabling the user vigorously to rub her finger-nails.

According to the alternative of FIGURE 3, the flask 11 comprises a stopper 14 drilled with a bore 15 in which a Wick i6 is inserted having a part 16' descending to the bottom of the flask and a projecting part 16" emerging on the bevel 18 against which it presses during the operation of removing the nail polish.

19 denotes the removable cap. In this case, the solvent rises by capillarity through the Wick, the appliance not comprising the rising tube as in FIGURE 1.

In the alternative of FIGURE 4, the flask 21 with a threaded neck 23 accommodating the cap 29 is provided with a stopper 24 in which a pad 26 passes through a bore 23A. The stopper 24 also has a bevel 28 against which the Working part of the pad 26 presses. In the non-utilization position shown in FIGURE 4, the stopper is turned round so that the applying part of the pad 26 is bathed in the liquid 30 and is thus cleaned. To utilize the appliance, the stopper 24 is turned round by inserting its part 24' in the neck of the flask, so that its working end is placed in the position 25' shown in dotted lines, by pressing against the bevel 28' to remove the polish.

FIGURE 5 shows another embodiment in which the flask 31 with a threaded neck 33 accommodates the closing cap 39. A stopper 34 inserted in the neck of the flask has a bore 35 accommodating a tube 32 having a bore 32' and with a splayed-out head 32.". The pad 36 is threaded on to the top part of the tube and in a widened part 35' of the bore of the stopper 34. The tube 32 acts not only for the passage of the solvent The wick' and a brush or dense pencil and which would bear'on the;

rigidifying elements provided, these *latter'being able to assume very varied shapes, without going outside of the scope of the invention. The wick, pad and internal packing can beprovided removable and to be changed at will. The flask can be of any other suitable material and can also have various shapes. 7 1 1 I claim: 7 V An appliance for removing the polish from fingernails, comprising a compressible receptacle having an open-neck portion ofreduced size at the upper end thereof, nail polish solvent within said receptacle in free, state, a hollow plug disposed within said neck portion, said plug having aninclined surfaceiat'its upper end thereof, said w solvent within said receptacle is mostly in'free, state, and a hollow tube disposed beside said absorbing means in 'said' hollow plug, the lower end thereof extending into said solvent, the upper end of said tube lying adjacent said'inclined surface so ,thatupon deformation of said absorbing means--said iabsorbing means. bear against the upper open end of said tube and said inclined surface, said tube acting to conduct the solvent to the upper end of said absorbing means. 7

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS .3/11 Mahler 15-563 1,910,669., 5/33. Biederman 132-745 X 2,160,17-3' 11/37 Rubens 132'73 X 2,190,975 2/40 BIOWII. 2,236,096 3/4 1 Henry 132--73.5 2,399,463 -4 /4 6 Bryant 13274.5 2,517,283 7'8/50 Bryant 132- 74.5 X 2,564,349 8/51 Thal .L.. 132 -79 X "2,687,543 8/54- Mendelevitch l5565 I 2,876,782 3/59 Hudgens 132-74.5

FOREIGN PATENTS 845,496 5/39 France. 1,206,239 8/59 Frarice- 447,903 5/36 Great Britain.

above said plug so that upon deformation said absorbing means will bear against said. flat inclined surface, said RICHARD A. GAUDET, Tamm Examiner. JORDAN FRANKLIN, Examiner.

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