Title:
Structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetics
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetic is disclosed. The container comprises a tubular body for cosmetic and a dispensing tube and a cotton head at the dispensing end of the body, and an external cap body covered the dispensing end, characterized in that the bottom end of the dispensing tube of the body is provided with a valve plate and a valve seat covers the sealing valve plate such that the valve plate elastically urges the dispensing through hole of the sealing valve seat, and in combination with the pressing device at the bottom end of the container body, the pressing valve plate causes a communication hole to switch on and switch off an automatic control so as to dispense cosmetic in a specific amount.



Inventors:
Chun, Chan Li (Taichung City, TW)
Application Number:
10/394236
Publication Date:
09/30/2004
Filing Date:
03/24/2003
Assignee:
CHUN CHAN LI
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D34/04; (IPC1-7): A45D40/26
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Primary Examiner:
DOAN, ROBYN KIEU
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Leong C. LEI (Walnut Creek, CA, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. An improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetic having a tubular body for cosmetic and a dispensing tube and a cotton head at the dispensing end of the body, and an external cap body covered the dispensing end, characterized in that the bottom end of the dispensing tube of the body is provided with a valve plate and a valve seat covers the sealing valve plate such that the valve plate elastically urges the dispensing through hole of the sealing valve seat, and in combination with the pressing device at the bottom end of the container body, the pressing valve plate causes a communication hole to switch on and switch off an automatic control so as to dispense cosmetic in a specific amount.

2. The container of claim 1, wherein the valve plate has a spherical shape.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] (a) Technical Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a cosmetic container which allows dispensing of cosmetics in a specific amount.

[0003] (b) Description of the Prior Art

[0004] Conventional cosmetic containers are shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, having a container body 30 containing fluid and one end of the body 30 being an end cap 32 for mounting of a dispensing tube 31. The step-like fluid-directing hole 33 of the dispensing tube 31 is tapered at the dispensing opening and in combination with a cotton head 34, the dispensing of the cosmetic can be controlled by squeezing the soft container body 30 or the rotatably squeezing of the valve rod 35 so as to discharge the cosmetic. The cosmetic flows along the fluid-directing hole 33 to the dispensing hole and the cosmetic is applied by means of the cotton head 34. The external side of the cotton head 34 is mounted with an external cap body 36. The conventional container, providing cosmetic by means of the valve rod 35 or direct squeezing of the soft tube, cannot provide a specific amount of cosmetic. After squeezing the container, the fluid cosmetic will be discharged with different quantity and if the fluidity of the cream is high, the quantity of the discharged cosmetic will be more. More cosmetic will remain in the tube 31 when the container body is released from squeezing. Further, the cosmetic remained on the cotton head 34 will dry out and will affect subsequent application. Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetics which mitigates the above drawbacks.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetic having a tubular body for cosmetic and a dispensing tube and a cotton head at the dispensing end of the body, and an external cap body covered the dispensing end, characterized in that the bottom end of the dispensing tube of the body is provided with a valve plate and a valve seat covers the sealing valve plate such that the valve plate elastically urges the dispensing through hole of the sealing valve seat, and in combination with the pressing device at the bottom end of the container body, the pressing valve plate causes a communication hole to switch on and switch off an automatic control so as to dispense cosmetic in a specific amount.

[0006] Yet another further object of the present invention is to provide an improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetic, which mitigates the drawback of the conventional cosmetic container which cannot dispensing a specific amount.

[0007] The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

[0008] Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of the container of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 2 is a flat view of the container of the present invention.

[0011] FIG. 3 is a reference view of the dispensing valve with controlling capability.

[0012] FIG. 4 is an exploded view of the container.

[0013] FIG. 5 is a reference view of the dispensing device of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0014] The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

[0015] Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, there is shown an improved structure of a container with a specific dispensing amount for cosmetic comprising a container body 10, an end cap 12 for sealing a dispensing tube 11 of the dispensing end of the container body 10 so as to secure the entire dispensing structure. The interior of the dispensing tube 11 is provided with a step-like directing hole 13 allowing the flowing out of the cosmetic contained therein. The external end of the dispensing tube 11 is mounted with a soft cotton head 14 for comfortably contact with the skin of the body. For fixed quantity of dispensing of cosmetic, the inner bottom end of the dispensing tube 11 is mounted with a retractable and elastic ball valve plate 15, and the external side of the valve plate 15 has a valve seat 16 to cover thereof so that the valve plate 15 can be exactly plugged onto the center through hole 17 of the valve seat 16 and this forms into a ON and OFF control of the dispensing of cosmetic of the container body 10. The inner bottom section of the container body 10 is provided with a valve rod module for spirally squeezing of cosmetic. By rotatably operation of the valve rod 20, the end plate 21 of the valve rod 20 is pushed upward to squeeze out the cosmetic. The dispensing end of the container is provided with an external cap body 22 to cover the container.

[0016] When in application, the valve plate 15 and the valve seat 16 together control the pressure of the squeezing action. The valve plate 15 is urged so that the dispensing cosmetic to the through hole 17 is of a fixed quantity. That is, when the valve rod module controls the squeezing, the cosmetic will be forced upward and at the same time, the dispensing cosmetic forces open the valve plate 15 to the through hole 17 and the cosmetic will reach the cotton head 14 at the external end of the dispensing tube 11 and the cosmetic is evenly dispensed and is of fixed quantity. The forced open valve plate 15 will be elastically restored to seal the dispensing hole 17 of the valve seat 16 and the dispensing process is interrupted. That is, the end of the dispensing tube 11 is closed and the internal pressure of the dispensing tube 11 is maintained, so as to at the same time control the pressure relief of the dispensing tube 11. This will further restrict the cosmetic from flowing out.

[0017] It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

[0018] While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.