US Patent No. 10,004,317

DUAL-ENDED LIP BALM CONTAINER


Patent No. 10,004,317
Issue Date June 26, 2018
Title Dual-ended Lip Balm Container
Inventorship Matthew Clifton Keller, Richmond, VA (US)
David Dombrowski, Williamsburg, VA (US)
David Charles Fuhrmeister, Chester Springs, PA (US)
William H. Valls, Loveland, OH (US)
Zachariah S. Simmering, Mansfield, OH (US)
Jonathon Keith Markey, Greensboro, NC (US)
Assignee Pfizer Inc., New York, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,004,317

1. A lip balm applicator comprising:a cap comprising
a cap top with a cap flat edge and a cap top perimeter,
a cap exterior,
a cap interior having a lower cap interior and an upper cap interior,
a first cap engagement assembly on the cap interior, and
a cap bottom perimeter;
wherein the cap has three to six sides;
a liner comprising
a domed upper liner section,
a lower liner section with a liner perimeter which contains a second cap engagement assembly which aligns with the first cap engagement assembly and engages the liner perimeter with the lower cap interior,
a liner exterior,
a liner interior having a lower liner interior and an upper liner interior, and
a first liner engagement assembly on the lower liner interior, and
a base comprising
an upper base section having a base top edge,
a lower base section,
a partition dividing the upper base section and the lower base section and extending to a base perimeter which aligns with the cap bottom perimeter,
the partition having a partition bottom and a partition top, with the partition top having an outer partition top section and an inner partition top section,
an aperture in the partition,
an upper base section exterior wall comprising a second liner engagement assembly which aligns with the first liner engagement assembly and engages the lower liner interior with the upper base section exterior wall,
an upper base section interior wall,
a plurality of stabilizers arising from a first area adjacent to the upper base section interior wall on the inner partition top section, rising to a level at or near horizontal with the base top edge and extending radially inward to a second area overhanging the aperture,
a gap between each stabilizer and the upper base section interior wall, and
a base engagement assembly on the lower base section which provides releasable engagement of the lower base section on the lip balm applicator with a lower base section on a second lip balm applicator;
wherein the base has three to six sides and corresponds to the three to six sides of the cap;
and wherein the lip balm applicator has three to six sides and corresponds to the three to six sides of the cap.