Patent Number: 6,192,895

Title: Cosmetic case

Abstract: A cosmetic case containing a replaceable inner case which can be easily removed or inserted, and which is specifically structured to maintain the cosmetic material contained therein in a fresh and usable condition. The invention is comprised of an outer case with a floor area and inner peripheral wall defining a space for an inner container, an outer cover attached by a hinge to the outer case, a main latch employed to hold the outer cover closed, a replaceable inner container providing a cosmetic holding space, an inner container cover capable of opening or closing over the cosmetic holding space, and a sub-latch employed to hold the inner cover closed against the inner container. The inner case is equipped with a hinge part to allow opening and closing of the inner cover, said hinge part fitting into a cutout section on the peripheral wall of the outer case so as to expose the hinge and thus allow wide angle opening of the inner case cover. Inner case installation is aided by small protruding ribs formed within the outer case with the purpose of indexing and securing the inner case. An orifice is provided in the floor of the main case to allow the inner case to be pushed up and removed by finger pressure applied from below. The cosmetic case is characterized by a push-type latch mechanism which opens the outer and inner case covers simultaneously in one movement, an effective sealing mechanism between the inner case and cover, and specific inner cover structures to inhibit the fall of condensation droplets onto the cosmetic surface.

Inventors: Yuhara; Yukitomo (Abiko, JP), Miyokawa; Kiyokazu (Narashino, JP), Kumagai; Michiaki (Tokyo, JP), Sugiyama; Takashi (Higashimurayama, JP)

Assignee: Yoshida Industry Co. Ltd.

International Classification: A45C 13/00 (20060101); A45C 13/10 (20060101); A45D 33/24 (20060101); A45D 33/00 (20060101); A45D 40/00 (20060101); A45D 40/22 (20060101); A45D 033/26 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018