Patents Examined by Jennifer Gill
  • Patent number: 10117488
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hair styling apparatuses and related methods. The hair styling apparatus includes a heated barrel defining a stationary hair styling surface, a rotating member configured to rotate around the stationary hair styling surface, and a burn prevention cover. The rotating member includes a tab fixedly extending along a longitudinal length of the stationary hair styling surface over less than an entire longitudinal length of the hair styling surface to gather and wind a user's hair around the stationary hair styling surface without clamping onto the wound hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kyu Sang Han, Sung Lyul Park, Kyoung Hak Lee, Si Yong Sung
  • Patent number: 10117490
    Abstract: Process and device for making hair buns is disclosed. The invention described here reduces the effort and shortens the amount of time necessary to form a hair bun that remains in place for an extended period of time without the use of bobby pins or other hairpin devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michelle Lyn Singer, Evan Laurence Singer
  • Patent number: 10111513
    Abstract: An eyeliner guide and method of applying eyeliner that allows a user to steadily and neatly apply eyeliner is disclosed. The eyeliner guide includes a handle portion, a neck member and eyelid contact member. The eyelid contact member may be removably attached to the handle, and may be angularly adjustable in clockwise or counterclockwise fashion. In use, the eyelid contact member is placed against a user's eyelid, and eyeliner may be applied to a user's eyelid by tracing along the curved head of the eyelid contact member to form a straight, neat makeup line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Theresa Virginia Rhoades, Harold Freddie Johnson
  • Patent number: 10080397
    Abstract: An esthetic apparatus and method for use in the application of cosmetics is disclosed herein. The esthetic apparatus includes an elongate member that can be at least partially wrapped around the hand, wrist, and/or arm of a user. A palette for holding an esthetic product can also be coupled to the esthetic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Lash Wrap, LLC
    Inventor: Malaena Kelson
  • Patent number: 10045795
    Abstract: A cosmetic device includes a housing having a handle portion, a head assembly coupled to the handle portion, and a drum assembly within the head assembly. The drum assembly includes a drum having an outer surface configured to abrade the skin or nails of a user during rotation of the drum. The device further includes a electromechanical drive system located within the housing and configured to rotate the drum. The head assembly is configured to rotate about an axis that is substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Wai Wah Yiu
  • Patent number: 10039358
    Abstract: A carrying bag suited for transporting hairstyling products. The carrying bag comprises a housing having a base, sidewalls, a rear wall, an open front, and an open upper end. A flap attached to the base is removably securable over the front and upper portions so as to enclose the interior volume of the housing. The housing may further include one or more handles or shoulder straps. An interior wall extends between opposing sidewalls and defines a front compartment and a rear compartment, wherein the rear compartment can be further subdivided into smaller compartments in which hairstyling products can be stored. The front compartment further includes a power strip having an electrical plug for securement to an electrical outlet and one or more sockets for connection to electrical hairstyling products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Kathy Hanson
  • Patent number: 10034729
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bottom portion comprising a spindle for receiving a quantity of floss. A first locking plate is operable for receiving a feed portion of the floss upon a horizontal surface. A plate extends from the first locking plate where a distal end of the plate engages the feed portion and a return portion of the feed portion returns back over the horizontal surface. An aperture enables an exiting portion of the return portion to exit the bottom portion. A top portion includes a spindle cap portion operable for engaging the spindle. A second locking plate is operable for engaging the first locking plate to substantially constrain the feed portion of the floss and the return portion. A stretching mechanism is joined to the second plate for applying a stretching force along a portion of the feed portion and a portion of the return portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Roman Kozak
  • Patent number: 10034529
    Abstract: This applicator comprises a base (22) and a product applicator tongue (25) that projects from the base (22) along an axis (A-A?), said tongue (25) defining a central cavity (30). It comprises a massage element (32) disposed in the central cavity (30), with the massage (32) element and the tongue (25) defining therebetween in the cavity (30) an intermediary product retaining space (33). The massage element (32) and the tongue (25) can move in relation to one another transversally in relation to the axis (A-A?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Marcel Sanchez, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 9993041
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for tapering artificial eyelashes include coupling artificial eyelashes to a first roller, and rotatably engaging at least a portion of the artificial eyelashes with an outer surface of a second roller. In an example, the outer surface of the second roller may include a friction element coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Tri Agus Wibowo
  • Patent number: 9930919
    Abstract: A hair extension integration system having a plurality of hairpieces, a headband and a plurality of barrettes, the system selectively integrating with the user's natural hair without the need of any other attachment devices. Hook and loop fastener material attaches the hairpieces to the headband and barrettes. The hook and loop fastener material faces away from natural hair and skin of the user, protecting the hair from snags and friction. The hair extensions are not limited to one size or color. The hook material is preferably on the hairpieces and the loop material is preferably on the headband and barrettes. The system has a kit comprising the hairpieces, the headband and at least one barrette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Gladys Branker, Rachel Branker
  • Patent number: 9930920
    Abstract: A method of extending eyelashes is described herein. Specifically, an adhesive-based method of extending eyelashes is disclosed. The method can comprise wearing a ring on a first hand and manipulating forceps with a second hand. The ring can comprise a bowl, while the bowl can comprise eyelash adhesive. In addition, the method can comprise attaching a first side of an eye patch to a surface, attaching a tape on a second side of the eye patch, and supporting a plurality of loose extension lashes on the tape. The extension lashes on the tape can be removed with forceps. A portion of the eyelash extension can be dipped into the eyelash adhesive within the ring. Lastly, the method can comprise attaching the eyelash extension to a natural lash on a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jessica Le
  • Patent number: 9894980
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rotary-push type cosmetic container. The rotary-push type cosmetic container includes: a lower case; an upper case opening up and closing down with respect to the lower case; an internal container disposed in the lower case and filled with a cosmetic through the back; a rotary plate having an extraction hole at the center and moving up the internal container by rotating about a middle case in the lower case; a piston combined to the lower portion of the rotary plate to generate pressure for extracting the cosmetic in the internal container; and a nozzle plate elastically moved up and down by a spring between the piston and the rotary plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CTK CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9894984
    Abstract: A dual-purpose hair styling and retention device including a curved handle having a top surface couplable to a user's head and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, the top surface and the bottom surface forming a hand gripping surface. The dual-purpose hair styling and retention device also includes a base pivotally coupled to the handle, the base having an upper surface and a bottom surface opposite the upper surface, the upper surface including a plurality of bristles coupled thereto. The dual-purpose hair styling and retention device further includes an extended configuration in which the handle extends from the base to expose the hand gripping surface and a hair-retention configuration in which the base is selectively coupled to the bottom surface of the handle to at least partially obstruct the hand gripping surface and expose the plurality of bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Crownstyler, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Accetura, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9877815
    Abstract: An electric flossing device includes a body, an electromechanical driving mechanism, and a flossing adapter that houses a flossing string insert. The flossing adapter has a head with forward extending arms. String floss is retained at the distal end portions of the arms and moves up-and-down and side-to-side to work the floss down between the user's teeth, while simultaneously scraping the teeth. The flossing adapter and flossing head remains stationary as the flossing string insert moves, to reduce fatigue and avoid injury to the user. This motion emulates manual flossing and permits the device to be moved forward and back slightly to follow the entire curvature of the tooth and ensure complete cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony V. DiLemme
  • Patent number: 9872552
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a standing mirror having a round, flat mirror disposed in substantially the horizontal plane so that it faces upwardly allowing an operator to see hard to reach and see areas of the body. The mirror is disposed in a frame having a conventional razor disposed in a receptacle thereon along with lights disposed in the rim that make the mirror visible for use in darkened areas. Suction tubes disposed on the mirror remove cut hair into a pouch which hangs onto the side of the mirror. A plurality of supporting folding legs having telescoping sections and pivoting sections support the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: JoyAnn S Roett-O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9848683
    Abstract: A shoulder assembly for connecting two arms of a hair styling apparatus, the shoulder assembly comprising: a housing; a first coupling member which is attached to the housing and which projects from the housing to couple the housing to a first arm; a second coupling member which is attached to the housing and which projects from the housing to couple the housing to a second arm; wherein both the first and second coupling members are flexible so that the first arm is movable relative to the second arm when the shoulder assembly is connected to the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Sayers, Daniel Brady, Jason Palmer
  • Patent number: 9808064
    Abstract: A headband that holds one or more earphones against the head of a wearer. The headband includes a slider that supports an earphone, a generally tubular cushion assembly that has an inside and an outside and that is engaged with the slider so as to allow relative movement of the slider and the cushion assembly, where the slider is located at least in part inside of the cushion assembly. A flexible cover is located over at least some of the outside of the cushion assembly, where the cover has an engaging portion that is located inside of the cushion assembly. A retaining member is located at least in part inside of the cushion assembly, where the engaging portion of the cover is located between the retaining member and the inside of the cushion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Tristan Edward Taylor
  • Patent number: 9795197
    Abstract: A convertible fashion accessory item has a first condition in the form of a bracelet, anklet, necklace or other looped jewelry item, and at least a second condition in the form of a hair or ponytail holder. The accessory apparatus includes an outer elastic member and at least one inner elastic member disposed within the outer elastic tubular member with the at least one inner elastic member defining a hollow interior. The accessory apparatus may include first and second inner elastic members. The first inner elastic member may include filler material within the hollow interior thereof. Alternatively, each of the first and second inner elastic members includes filler material within the hollow interiors thereof. The filler material includes filler yarns or threads, or foam. A decorative element, in the form of, e.g., a chain, may be mounted about the outer elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Leandro P Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 9788630
    Abstract: A manicure bowl is provided having an ergonomic wrist rest incorporated into the bowl area, and providing additional support to the manicure bowl. The wrist rest can additionally function as a handle for the manicure bowl. Additionally, the wrist rest, and the outside of the wall of the bowl under the rest and behind the neck of the wrist rest, are receded as to accommodate another manicure bowl fully nested inside it when manicure bowls are stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Footsiebath LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 9788637
    Abstract: A cosmetics applicator having a core bearing application organs in the form of bristles and/or comb teeth, wherein the core is formed by a slotted tube equipped with bristles and/or comb teeth on its outer circumferential surface, and the slotted tube comprises at least one weakening groove extending in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tube, which facilitates curling of the tube under the influence of forces acting from outside on the tube or expansion of the tube by means of an eccentric arranged within it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Hauger