Title:
Eyelash curler
United States Patent 2474873


Abstract:
This invention .relates to eyelash, curlers :of.;: the general character of that shown in our Patent No.: 2,391,047 and in_ otherý prior patents, and. wherein a pair of handle members are pivotallyi connected together, one. of said handle members tending to move. a.movable jaw,.to.and from-...



Inventors:
Tuttle, William R.
Beldue, William J.
Application Number:
US65515346A
Publication Date:
07/05/1949
Filing Date:
03/18/1946
Assignee:
KURLASH COMPANY INC
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D2/48
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US Patent References:
2391047Eyelash curler1945-12-18



Foreign References:
GB116221A1918-06-06
Description:

This invention .relates to eyelash, curlers :of.;: the general character of that shown in our Patent No.: 2,391,047 and in_ otherý prior patents, and. wherein a pair of handle members are pivotallyi connected together, one. of said handle members tending to move. a.movable jaw,.to.and from- a fixed jaw mounted on the other handle member..

The construction and.arrangement of the sev-. eral parts of these devices is such that the protrusion of the handles causes .the device to oc- :10 cupy considerable space, with the. result .that, these devices, while often carried.in the handbag of:the user, are not conveniently:so carried due. to the space which they occupy therein. . This.; inconvenience in carrying the devices, interferes 15; with their portability.

One of the objects therefore, of the present; invention, is to provide an eyelash curler ofthe., character described which will have at least one, of its handle portions .arranged to fold, in such 20; a manner as to materially decrease the overall. width of the device, thus making. the carrying, of the .device in a handbag, or in any other sub-: stantially small receptacle, entirely -feasible.

An object of.the invention is to provide means: by which one of the handles can be folded up-. wardly and disposed within .the forked end ex-, tension, of. the other handle, thus. bringing, the folding handle to a position where it is out of the.way, and greatly reducing the size. of the curler. More particularly, the invention contemplates,: the provision of a curler having a stationary: handle in which a movable handle is pivotally: mounted, both handles being arcuately slotted- to receive a .jaw-actuating. link, .the -slots having ..35 off-set portions into which the link may be selectively positioned to either cause the. link to be actuated by, pivotal movement of the movable, handle or else to allow said link to remain stai. tionary while the movable handle is pivoted to its. folded position.

These and other objects are attained by the, invention, a more particular description of which will hereinafter appear and be set forth in the claims appended hereto. In the accompanying drawing, wherein an il-. lustrative embodiment of the invention is shown, Fig.'f is a side elevation of an eyelash curler constructed in accordance with the invention,, the parti thereof being in position to cause the movable' jaw to be actuated by movement of the movable handle; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of thedevice, showing the movable handle in its folded positiofn; Fig. 3 is a rear view of the device, with , theiimovable handle ih'its-operative-position; the view:beingtakenlooking at the leftside of'gll -1; Fig. 4 is a face:view of the:movable.handle; FEi: 5'; is a side view;of -the fixed segment'oi'clevis; aA.t. Fig. 6 is .a top. plan view: of the; segment or-clevits An eyelash curleriof 'this character-includei a relatively' stationarytelementt V and a',rlativel7y movable.'element, -the latter in.:the- present. construction,, consisting ofthb sparts 9 'and adi'5ar-t ranged tobeecoupled:or uneoupled ein .a mnneritde f be-; described.: The- stationary element ificlUdes : the flngei lopop: 4 .:and ;,theýspaced 'side ~bysi4Wkt posts 3 and 30, the latter being formed at the toi with'the. off-set .arms) 18, So ithat' the stati0oifary.. element.is in.the form: af. ayoke, tht isbridgedt, at Ahe topby.:theiýcurved, plate 2 constitutingeth.f fixed:.jaw of. the device. Ati6': is shown.ia.braCket inmthe formiofia cle'is, the same .being., secured; between ýthe !1flatteCd.:; portions 5 'of the posts"3,and:03 by 'ianso ftie.I two rivets 20, soothattheisegmental 'or izuadrttiti shaped;, plate .portions , ofTo'tsaid clevis projeBt' from:'the; stationary handle '1 ,as' a:fixed laterali extension, thereofi :Provided~in .each of thtle seg-. mental-plate:portions i' is an arcuate slot 13'-havf ing lan, off-set-,or laterally extended part. 14 at one .of:its enrds.;,- : - : - ... * * Pivotally. mounted between the 'plate portioi: 7 is-the movable' handle portion 9,j theasame ib eingpivoted;on th,6pin 8 .This 6handlae.portibn-lSi" Sprovided -with-:a finger loop arind at the oppsiteý end. is' formed" with i a segmental. or .quadIran. shaped- plate: 12 ~formed "with: ana carUote' slot 10".. At one end the slot 10iis provided'iwith ýany; off-set, extension" ;11.. Iti will ;Ebe ntetV thaeth, slots 10 and 13 are'not. in 'registratiohn, ibUt thatt theoff-set portion. 'l of.the'slott;0 is4in aliginent with" slot': 13, ~whileothe, off-set portion-l 4I of Slo. 13 is inalignment withthet~ slot :10.

:The movable jawof the eyelash curler is showti' at 16 I :the same.being' prdvided? at its' ;opBoit ends ,with thed:oopst9, owhic:hare-slidableblV. thetiarms";l 8 of:,the stationary.handle :portiWtS 3 .and 30 Sso ,that:sthe anovable ja 3naywb'e"move4"to anddfrom,ýhe fixed:jaW, inithe known' manne Sto thereby, shape theeyelashes ýbetween the Jja4s.' Movable jaw 16 is-ptovided with:sresiiiet-fkca';r 11 that is:.brought: into€ contact 'with' thefIlo. i. edge: of.-.the fixed jaw whenr, the. movable, 'jAw istraised.' The:linkl- l5is in the foPm.ofi~.a wire'-ok~f1faVing its upper ends fixedly attached -to thei ovfblt' jaw and its opposite end looped throulghhth slots I 0and'l-41;hih s looped endfi32:of the link 15',eiig-, positioned ,inr :eitheri one .otfth,- ff-se pot li(s,,' SI or? 4 ofthe:respective slots0. andd34 eaio4iaL to whether the movable handle 9 is to be in its inoperative position or operative position.

For example, in Fig. 1 the movable handle is in its operative position and the movable jaw is raised so that its resilient facing 17 is in contact with the lower edge of the fixed jaw. It will be noted that the lower or looped end 32 of the link 15 is at this time positioned within the off-set portion 11 of the slot 10. To lower the movable jaw 16 it is merely necessary to move the handle 9 in a direction away from the fixed handle 4, and this movement causes the link 15 to be drawn downwardly by the downward swing of the segmental plate 12. Since the looped end of the link 15 is confined within the off-set portion f1 of the slot 10 in plate 12 there is an operative connection between the link and the segment 12 to cause the link 15 to be drawn down and the movable jaw brought down with it. In other words, as long as the looped end 32 of the link 15 is confined in the off-set end 11 of the slot 10 it will be apparent that any movement of the handle 9 will be transmitted to link 15 and the movable jaw raised or lowered accordingly. As the link 15 is raised or lowered as above explained, its looped end will ride freely in the slots 13.

When it is desired to fold up the handle 9 to the position shown in Fig. 2, and in dotted lines in Fig. 3, the looped end 32 of the link 15 is manually shifted out of the off-set portion 1 of slot 10 and into the off-set part 14 of the slot 13.

This movement of the looped end 32 of the link can be performed while the parts of the device are in the position shown in Fig. 1, at which time the off-set portions 14 and 11 are in alignment radially of the segmental plates 7. The resiliency of the link 15 enables it to be readily sprung into either of the off-set portions of the slots.

When the looped end 32 of the link 15 is placed in the off-set portion 14 of slot 13, it will then be apparent that it is uncoupled from the segment 12 so that the movable handle 9 can then be swung on its pivot 8 without affecting the link 15, which remains stationary, and holds the movable jaw g6 in closed position relative to the fixed jaw 2.

The movable handle can be swung upwardly, as shown in Fig. 2 to bring its looped end directly below the movable jaw, thus decreasing the width of the device and rendering it compact and easily carried in a handbag or the like. While the looped end 32 of the link 15 is contained in'the off-set portion 14, and the movable handle is swung, the slot 10 rides freely about the looped end 32 and movement of the handle 9 to its folded position is free and unrestricted.

Through the arrangement disclosed, means is provided by which the movable handle, which normally protrudes to such an extent as to make the device somewhat inconvenient to carry in a small handbag, is folded to cause the structure 6 to be rendered compact. At the same time, the folding of the handle as above explained, causes the movable jaw to be locked in its closed position, whereby the entry of objects between the jaws with resultant damage or injury to the contacting 6 surfaces of the jaws is prevented.

While we have shown one embodiment of the invention, it is obvious that the same is not to be restricted thereto but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the 7 annexed claims.

What we claim is: 1. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle portion having a slotted part, a movable handle pivotally attached to the slotted part, 7 said movable handle being provided with a slot, a fixed jaw, a movable jaw mounted for movement to and from the fixed jaw, a link connected to the movable jaw and having a part located in the slots, each slot having an off-set end portion to receive the link whereby the link can be moved with the movable handle portion when the link is positioned in the off-set portion of the slot in the movable handle or else can be held immovable when the link is in the off-set portion of the slot in the stationary handle portion while the handle is swung on its pivot.

2. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle carrying a fixed jaw, a movable jaw mounted for movement to and from the fixed jaw, a movable handle pivoted on the fixed handle and being provided with a slot having an off-set portion, a link attached to the movable jaw and having a part located in the slot and being capable of movement to position it in the off-set portion of the slot, said link when located in the off-set portion of the slot being moved to actuate the movable jaw by manual pivotal movement of the movable handle.

3. In an eyelash curling device as provided for in claim 2, wherein the stationary handle is provided with a lateral segmental extension and the movable handle is pivoted in said extension, and said extension is provided with a slot in which the link is moved upon manual actuation of the movable handle.

4. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle having a laterally projecting segmental extension provided with an arcuate slot, a movable handle having a segmental head at one end pivoted in said extension and also provided with an arcuate slot, a movable jaw, a link attached to said jaw at one end and having its other end disposed in both of the slots, each of the slots having an off-set portion, arranged whereby the movable handle can freely pivot without movement of the link when the link is positioned in the off-set portion of the slot in the segmental extension and whereby the movable handle will actuate the link and cause it to move the movable jaw when the link is positioned in the off-set portion of the slot in the head of the movable handle.

5. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle carrying a fixed jaw, a movable jaw mounted on the stationary handle and movable to and from the fixed jaw, a link attached at one end to the movable jaw, a segmental extension projecting from the stationary handle, a movable handle pivoted to said extension, the movable handle having a segmental head formed with an arcuate slot, the slot having an off-set portion at one of its ends, the extension on the stationary handle having an arcuate slot provided with an off-set portion at one of its ends, said off-set por0 tion extending toward the pivot, the link having its second end disposed in the slots and capable of shifting movement into either of the off-set portions of said slots, whereby the link when 5 shifted into one of said off-set portions will remain stationary while the movable handle is pivotally moved and whereby said link when positioned in the other off-set portion will be moved upon manual movement of the movable handle.

'0 6. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle having a slot, a movable handle having a slot, a jaw-moving element in the form of a link having a portion fitted into said slots, each of the slots having an off-set end portion whereby the 5 link when fitted into one of said off-set portions, will permit free pivotal movement of the movable handle without causing movement of said link.

7. In an eyelash curling device as provided for in claim 6, wherein the off-set portion of the slot in the movable handle is arranged to cause movement of the link when the link is fitted into said off-set portion.

8. In an eyelash curling device, a stationary handle and a movable handle, the movable handle having a segmental plate at one of its ends, a clevis carried by the stationary handle in which the plate on the movable handle is pivoted, the plate having an arcuate slot provided at one end with an off-set portion, the clevis having an arcuate slot provided at one end with an off-set portion, a jaw-actuating link having an end located in both slots and adapted to have said end disposed in either of the off-set portions of the slots.

WILLIAM R. TUTTLE.

WILLIAM J. BELDUE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: 10 UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,391,047 Tuttle et al. --------Dec. 18, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 116,221 Great Britain ...... Nov. 21, 1917