Title:
Powder puff box
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A powder puff box including a receiving case having a receptacle, a partitioning cap, a puff having a puffing section, a puff enclosure and a cover body. The receiving case has a coupling section coupled with a coupled section of the partitioning cap. The partitioning cap further has a small-diameter engaging section formed with a central fitting hole. The puff has a puffing section and a small-diameter held section protruding from the puffing section. The puffing section is formed with a large-diameter central conduit. The held section is formed with a small-diameter perforation communicating with the conduit, whereby the conduit and the perforation together form a passage for makeup powder. The held section is fixedly held in the fitting hole. An annular groove is formed on outer circumference of the held section and adapted to a rim of the fitting hole.



Inventors:
Lou, Kun Lan (Fu-Hsing Hsiang, TW)
Application Number:
12/081397
Publication Date:
03/05/2009
Filing Date:
04/15/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/317
International Classes:
A45D33/02; A45D40/00
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Primary Examiner:
ELGART, VANITHA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STINSON LLP (ST LOUIS, MO, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A powder puff box comprising a receiving case having a receptacle, a partitioning cap, a puff having a puffing section, a puff enclosure and a cover body having a mirror face, the receiving case having a coupling section, the partitioning cap having a coupled section coupled with the coupling section of the receiving case, the partitioning cap further having a small-diameter engaging section protruding from the coupled section, the engaging section being formed with a central fitting hole, the puff having a puffing section and a small-diameter held section protruding from the puffing section, the puffing section of the puff being formed with a large-diameter central conduit, the held section being formed with a small-diameter perforation communicating with the conduit, whereby the conduit and the perforation together form a passage through which makeup powder is conducted in and out, the held section being fixedly held in the fitting hole, an annular groove being formed on outer circumference of the held section and adapted to a rim of the fitting hole, whereby the rim of the fitting hole can be chucked in the annular groove, a bottom end of the held section having an attaching face.

2. The powder puff box as claimed in claim 1, wherein the puff is substantially T-shaped and is integrally molded from an elastic soft rubber material, the puffing section of the puff having a form of a beveled tray, the held section being integrally connected with the puffing section.

3. The powder puff box as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a basin member fitted with an open end of the receiving case, the basin member having a holding swelling and serving to hinder the makeup powder from leaking out of the receptacle of the receiving case.

4. The powder puff box as claimed in claim 1, wherein an outer circumference of the coupling section of the receiving case is formed with an outer thread and an inner circumference of the coupled section of the partitioning cap is formed with an inner thread, the outer thread being screwed in the inner thread to couple the receiving case with the partitioning cap.

5. The powder puff box as claimed in claim 1, wherein several protuberances are formed on an outer circumference of the engaging section of the partitioning cap and annular groove is formed on inner circumference of an open end of the cover body, the protuberances of the engaging section being chucked in the annular groove of the cover body to engage the cover body with the partitioning cap.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is related to a powder puff box in which the puff is directly formed with a central conduit through which makeup powder can be conducted in and out without clogging the conduit. The processing and assembling procedure of the powder puff box is simplified so that the manufacturing cost of the powder puff box is lowered. In addition, the puff of the powder puff box is not likely to be humidified and contaminated. Therefore, bacteria are not easy to be cultured on the surface of the puff.

FIGS. 1 and 2 show a conventional powder puff box 10 disclosed in European Patent No. 1020040009670. The powder puff box 10 includes a receiving case 11 having a receptacle 111 and coupling section 112, a partitioning cap 12 having an engaging section 121 and a coupled section 12, a conduit 13 having a flange section 131, a spongy body 14 having a shaft hole 141 and a bound section 142, a puff enclosure 15 and a cover body 16 having a mirror face 161. The spongy body 14 is I-shaped. The spongy body 14 includes a flange section 143 having a plane bottom face and a puffing section 144 opposite to the attaching face. The engaging section 121 is formed with a central binding hole 1212. The spongy body 14 is plugged in the binding hole 1212 with the bound section 142 tightly held in the binding hole 1212. Under such circumstance, the flange section 143 is fitted in the engaging section 121, while the puffing section 144 protrudes from top face of the engaging section 121. The puffing section 144 is enclosed by the puff enclosure 15. The conduit 13 is upward fitted through the central shaft hole 141 of the spongy body 14 with the flange section 131 attaching to the plane bottom face of the flange section 143 of the spongy body 14. Several protuberances 1211 are formed on outer circumference of the engaging section 121 of the partitioning cap 12. An annular groove 162 is formed on inner circumference of an open end of the cover body 16. The protuberances 1211 are chucked in the annular groove 162 to engage the cover body 16 with the partitioning cap 12.

Some shortcomings exist in the above structure as follows:

    • 1. When assembled, the I-shaped spongy body 14 must be plugged in the binding hole 1212 with the bound section 142 tightly held in the binding hole 1212. In addition, the powder is filled into the receiving case 11 through the conduit 13. Such procedure is time-consuming, laborious and troublesome. Therefore, the manufacturing cost of the powder puff box is higher. This lowers the competitive ability of the product on the market.
    • 2. The conduit 13 is fitted in the central hole of the spongy body 14 for guiding the powder out to the surface of the puffing section 144. In use, a user puffs her face with the puff enclosure 15 through which the powder strains out. However, in case of over-puff, the makeup powder tends to adhere to the bottom face of the flange section 143 or stagnate in the gap between the receiving case 11 and the partitioning cap 12. In some cases, the makeup powder will even clog the conduit 13 without straining through the puff enclosure 15. Under such circumstance, a user needs to repeatedly shake the receiving case 11 to unblock the conduit 13 for further use. Therefore, it is quite inconvenient to use such powder puff.
    • 3. After a period of use, the spongy body 14 is likely to be humidified and contaminated. Under such circumstance, bacteria are easy to be cultured on the surface of the powder puff. In addition, the powder puff may smell bad. This will make it uncomfortable to use the powder puff.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore a primary object of the present invention to provide a powder puff box including a receiving case having a receptacle, a partitioning cap, a puff having a puffing section, a puff enclosure and a cover body. The receiving case has a coupling section and the partitioning cap has a coupled section coupled with the coupling section of the receiving case. The partitioning cap further has a small-diameter engaging section protruding from the coupled section. The engaging section is formed with a central fitting hole. The puff has a puffing section and a small-diameter held section protruding from the puffing section. The puffing section of the puff is formed with a large-diameter central conduit. The held section is formed with a small-diameter perforation communicating with the conduit, whereby the conduit and the perforation together form a passage through which makeup powder is conducted in and out. The processing and assembling procedure of the powder puff box is simplified so that the manufacturing cost of the powder puff box is lowered.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide the above powder puff box in which the makeup powder is hindered from clogging the passage composed of the conduit and the perforation.

It is still a further object of the present invention to provide the above powder puff box in which the puff is substantially T-shaped and is integrally molded from an elastic soft rubber material. The puffing section of the puff has a form of a beveled tray. The held section is integrally connected with the puffing section. The puff is not likely to be humidified and contaminated. Therefore, bacteria are not easy to be cultured on the surface of the puff. In addition, the makeup powder is hindered from adhering to the surface of the puffing section or stagnating in the gap between the receiving case and the partitioning cap.

The present invention can be best understood through the following description and accompanying drawings wherein:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of a conventional powder puff box;

FIG. 2 is a sectional assembled view of the conventional powder puff box;

FIG. 3 is a perspective exploded view of the powder puff box of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the puff of the powder puff box of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a sectional assembled view of the powder puff box of the present invention; and

FIG. 6 is a sectional view showing the use of the powder puff box of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to FIGS. 3 and 4. The powder puff box 20 of the present invention includes a receiving case 21 having a receptacle 21, a partitioning cap 22, a puff 23 having a puffing section 231, a puff enclosure 24 and a cover body 25 having a mirror face 251. The receiving case 21 has a coupling section 212. An outer circumference of the coupling section 212 is formed with an outer thread. The partitioning cap 22 has a coupled section 221. An inner circumference of the coupled section 221 is formed with an inner thread. The outer thread is screwed in the inner thread to couple the receiving case 21 with the partitioning cap 22. The partitioning cap 22 further has a small-diameter engaging section 222 protruding from the coupled section 221. Several protuberances 2221 are formed on an outer circumference of the engaging section 222. The engaging section 222 is formed with a central fitting hole 2222. The puff 23 has a small-diameter held section 232 protruding from the puffing section 231. The puffing section 231 of the puff 23 is formed with a large-diameter central conduit 2311. The held section 232 is formed with a small-diameter perforation 2321 communicating with the conduit 2311. The held section 232 is held in the fitting hole 2222, whereby the conduit 2311 and the perforation 2321 together form a passage for makeup powder A. The puff 23 is substantially T-shaped and is integrally molded from an elastic soft rubber material. The puffing section 231 of the puff 23 has a form of a beveled tray. The held section 232 is integrally connected with the puffing section 231. An annular groove 2322 is formed on outer circumference of the held section 232 and adapted to a rim of the fitting hole 2222. A bottom end of the held section 232 has an attaching face 2323. An annular groove 252 is formed on inner circumference of an open end of the cover body 25. The protuberances 2221 of the engaging section 222 are chucked in the annular groove 2221 to engage the cover body 25 with the partitioning cap 22. The present invention further includes a basin member 26 fitted with an open end of the receiving case 21. The basin member 26 has a holding swelling 261 and serves to hinder the makeup powder from leaking out of the receptacle 211 of the receiving case 21.

When assembled, as shown in FIG. 5, the held section 232 of the puff 23 is directly pressed into the fitting hole 2222 of the engaging section 222 to make the rim of the fitting hole 2222 chucked in the annular groove 2322. Then the puffing section 231 is enclosed by the puff enclosure 24. Then the partitioning cap 22 is coupled with the receiving case 21 with the coupled section 221 fixedly screwed on the coupling section 212. The conduit 2311 of the puff 23 communicates with the perforation 2321 of the held section 232 to together form a passage for the makeup powder. The protuberances 2221 of the partitioning cap 22 are chucked in the annular groove 252 of the cover body 25 to engage with cover body 25 with the partitioning cap 22. In use, the makeup powder A in the receptacle 211 is directly conducted through the perforation 2321 into the conduit 2311 to strain out through the puff enclosure 24 as shown in FIG. 6. The mirror face 251 of the cover body 25 enables a user to conveniently puff her face with the powder puff.

According to the above arrangement, the puff 23 is not likely to be humidified and contaminated. Therefore, bacteria are not easy to be cultured on the surface of the puff 23. In addition, the makeup powder A is hindered from adhering to the surface of the puffing section 231 or stagnating in the gap between the receiving case and the partitioning cap. The puff 23 is directly formed with a central conduit 2311 through which the makeup powder A is conducted in and out. Therefore, the processing procedure is simplified and the cost for the material is lowered. Also, the components of the powder puff box are easier to assemble.

The above embodiments are only used to illustrate the present invention, not intended to limit the scope thereof. Many modifications of the above embodiments can be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention.