Patents Examined by Rachel R Steitz
  • Patent number: 11357305
    Abstract: An eyelash curler comprising a handle, an actuator, and a curling head. The handle has an elongated shape with a top end and a bottom end. The actuator is embedded within the handle with a switch exposed on the surface of the handle and an actuator stem extending from the top end of the handle. Manipulating the switch moves the actuator between a first position and a second position. The curling head has only one support bar, a first curler arm coupled to the end of the support bar, and a second curler arm coupled to the top end of the actuator stem. When the actuator is in the first position, the second curler arm is in contact with the top end of the handle and when the actuator is in the second position, the second curler arm is in contact with the first curler arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE COSMETICS ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Linda Giancaspro, Mario A. Esquer
  • Patent number: 11330855
    Abstract: A method of applying artificial lashes includes obtaining a set of clusters of artificial hairs that form a set of lash fusions connected to a base so as to form a set of lash extensions. The set of clusters may be heat fused at its root to form the base. The method may further includes applying an adhesive to enable the set of lash extensions to be affixed to natural eyelashes, and arranging the base of the set of lash extensions proximate to a proximate end portion of a natural upper eyelash of a subject such that the set of lash extensions extends from the proximate end portion toward a distal end portion of the natural upper eyelash. The method may also include affixing the lash extensions to the natural upper eyelash of the subject such that the lash extensions adhere to the natural upper eyelash via the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Lashify, Inc.
    Inventor: Sahara Lotti
  • Patent number: 11324268
    Abstract: Various methods are used to attach hair extensions to a user's hair. According to one method, a user's hair is parted and adhesive tape of a first extension is attached to hair above the part. The first extension and attached hair are lowered, and a second extension is positioned above the lowered extension such that adhesive tape of the second extension substantially aligns with the first extension's tape. The second extension's tape is attached to the user's hair to sandwich the hair between the two extensions. According to another method, a user's hair is parted and a first adhesive tape on one side of an extension is attached to hair below the part. Hair above the part is lowered and attached to the extension's other side using a second tape. A third tape is attached to the user's hair below the first tape to sandwich the hair between the tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Lisa Kenna
  • Patent number: 11324297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for treating the hair including a housing for receiving a cosmetic product refill, a heating element for the hair to be treated, and a device that prevents the reception of the cosmetic product refill in the housing, depending on the temperature of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: L'OREAL, SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Regis Fereyre, Baptiste Bonnemaire, Martial Maisonneuve, Vacheron Xavier
  • Patent number: 11324301
    Abstract: A cosmetic compact being incorporated with outer wrap material. The cosmetic compact including a cover, the cover including a frame and a top panel, the frame including four sidewalls; a cosmetic holder, the cosmetic holder including a platform and a bottom panel, the platform including four sidewalls, a hinge; and an outer wrap material, wherein the top panel, the bottom panel and the hinge are affixed to the outer wrap material in a first step and (1) the frame is fixedly secured the top panel and (2) the platform to be fixedly secured to the bottom panel in a second step thereby allowing the outer wrap material to be incorporated into the cosmetic compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Gary Korba
  • Patent number: 11324269
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shield for eyelash extension of an eyelash extension system for extending a subject's eyelashes by bonding fake eyelashes thereto. The shield includes a safety cover divided into an upper body and a lower body such that front ends of the upper body and the lower body are paired to be opened or closed together to bite a subject's eyelashes placed therebetween. The safety cover includes a concave curved receiving groove in a front end of the safety cover to accommodate the subject's eyelashes while in contact with a protruding eye of the subject with his or her eye closed, and a work space with an entrance open to a rear side is provided behind the receiving groove. The work space is for accommodating the eyelashes pulled by being bitten between the front ends of the upper and lower bodies and conducting eyelash extension work therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventor: Myun-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11327565
    Abstract: A cotton strip is adhered to a piece of aluminum foil, and aluminum foil is wrapped onto a mold simulating a finger, with the cotton strip on an interior side of the foil. Self-adherent fabric is wrapped around the foil on the mold. The self-adherent fabric is then treated with an electrically conductive solution, such as an electrolyte. The tip, including cotton, foil, fabric, and solution, is then formed into a sealed electrically conductive tip ready for use. At the time of use, acetone is applied to the cotton strip via a dropper or comparable mechanism, and the tip is placed on a finger to initiate the removal of nail polish, gel nail polish, or a nail overlay from a natural fingernail. The removal process enables use of a cell phone or other device with a touchscreen during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TIPS-E TIPS LLC
    Inventors: Sylvia Ribordy, Malissa Malugani
  • Patent number: 11317668
    Abstract: A hair extension comprising plurality of bands having hair wefts secured thereto with micro loops adhered between the plurality of bands for attachment to the wearer's native hair. A first band has a front side and a back side and an extension weft is attached to either the front side or the backside, or both. micro links are attached with adhesive. A second band has a front side and a back side and may also have an extension weft attached to either the front side or the back side or both. Micro links are secure to either the back side of the first band or the back side of the second band, or both. The back sides of the two bands are sandwiched together with the micro links therebetween and with the extension hair exposed either exteriorly or interiorly. Also provided is a micro link wrapped with a material on which extension hair is secured. The wearer's native hair is pulled through an inner annulus of the micro link, thus concealing the micro link from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Invisastrands LLC
    Inventor: Marie Bancic
  • Patent number: 11317706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush (10) for applying a product (P) to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, comprising: a core (40) that extends along a longitudinal axis X, and bristles (41) that extend from the core (40) along a portion of length L2, the ends of the bristles (41) defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one longitudinally extending cutout, the cutout having: a length L2 where L2?L1/2, a width w, measured at the bottom of the cutout, that is constant along at least a portion of its length L2, and a distance d from the longitudinal axis X that varies along its length L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11317667
    Abstract: A method of attaching hair extensions to hair on a user's head includes attached a first plurality of wefts to hair in an upper section on a first horizontal side of a user's head. A second plurality of wefts is attached to hair in the upper section on a second side horizontal side of the user's head. A third plurality of wefts is attached to hair in the lower section on both the first side and the second side of the user's head. The wefts are of varying lengths and include extension hair of varying lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SPECIALTY COMMERCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gail Pilosi, Michael Ippolito, Emma Slater
  • Patent number: 11304489
    Abstract: A salon chemical dispensing assembly for storing a selectively dispensing a fluid salon treatment includes a bottle for storing a fluid salon treatment. A pumping unit is removably coupled to the bottle to urge the fluid salon treatment outwardly from the bottle when the pumping unit is turned on. A dispensing nozzle is removably coupled to the pumping unit and the fluid salon treatment in the bottle is pumped into the dispensing nozzle thereby facilitating the dispensing nozzle to dispense the fluid salon treatment. A pick housing is movably coupled to the bottle and a pick is slidably positioned in the pick housing. The pick is positionable in a stored position having the pick being retracted into the pick housing. The pick is positionable in a deployed position having the pick extending outwardly from the pick housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Luis Sierra
  • Patent number: 11304491
    Abstract: Cosmetic cuticle apparatuses are presented. A cosmetic cuticle apparatus includes a handle portion having a first end and a second end, two cuticle maintaining devices coupled to the handle portion, and at least one cuticle buffer coupled to at least one side of the two cuticle maintaining devices. The two cuticle maintaining devices include a cuticle pusher having an arcuate periphery and a “V”-shaped cuticle cleaner having a “V”-shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GOMES CONCEPTS LLC
    Inventor: Barbara Gomes
  • Patent number: 11304506
    Abstract: Brush (10) for application of a cosmetic product, particularly a hair coloring and/or care product, comprising: —a handle (12)—a product applicator (14) projecting from the handle (12), the applicator (14) comprising crimped fibers (40). The crimped fibers (40) are between 0.25 mm and 0.45 mm thick and the crimp wave length is between 2.0 mm and 4.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Clemence Taine, Cecile Eurippini
  • Patent number: 11284977
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to an apparatus for flossing teeth having a handle with a fixed anchor point for holding one end of a length of dental floss that passes through an eyelet and is affixed to a breakaway anchor tab on a lever. Breaking the breakaway anchor tab releases one end of the floss so that it may be pulled through a space between teeth. An adjustment lever allows for the easy transition of the flossing loop from tight for the insertion process to slack to enable the flossing process. The guidelines for flossing require that the flossing loop should form the required “C” shape around the base of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Vincent Paul Jalbert
  • Patent number: 11272772
    Abstract: A hair setter apparatus generally includes a housing and a heater assembly having a first heat delivery rail and a second heat delivery rail mounted in the housing in spaced parallel relationship to each other. The apparatus further includes a plurality of hair setters. Each of the hair setters has a central body with opposing web plates spaced from each other to define a mounting slot extending longitudinally of the hair setter and configured to slidably couple the hair setter to one of the heat delivery rails along a longitudinal edge of one of the heat delivery rails. The hair setter is sized relative to the insert opening for insertion of the hair setter through an insert opening and onto the respective one of the heat delivery rails within the interior space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Jay William Kuzia
  • Patent number: 11266219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set comprising a makeup product and a cosmetic applicator for applying this product, the applicator comprising a stem and an application member borne by the stem, the latter comprising a flexible portion (14) of wavy shape, of flattened cross section on a major axis, the flexible portion comprising a succession of elementary patterns, the flexible portion (14) having its angular deflection about the major axis limited by elementary patterns coming into mutual abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Eric Caulier, Alain Berhault
  • Patent number: 11266221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush for applying a product to the eyelashes and/or eyebrows, that includes a core that extends along a longitudinal axis, and bristles held by the core, the core comprising a bristle-carrying portion with a proximal end, intended to be fixed to a stem, and a distal end, the bristles having free ends defining an envelope surface, the envelope surface having at least one cross section with a not entirely polygonal shape, the envelope surface defining at least one facet which extends longitudinally and is inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the core in the direction of the distal end, the facet having a width which increases in the direction towards the distal end of the bristle-carrying portion of the core, over at least a portion of the length of the facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Alain Berhault, Eric Caulier, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 11259625
    Abstract: Embodiments of hair care apparatus and methods are provided generally comprising a location to provision hair care product, an applicator and a manipulator configured to enable concurrent product application and hair manipulation, and may comprise a product heater, configured to heat product provisioned therein, or be configured for use with an external heating source such as a microwave oven, and provide application of heated product at temperatures both safe for hair health and enhanced absorption. Apparatus may comprise a source of pressure, such as a pump or piston, to generate hair product flow through an applicator, and may be configured to receive product in user fillable or prepackaged product cartridges usable in the apparatus, a product chamber within the apparatus or a removable product reservoir useable in the apparatus. An apparatus may further be configured to support a plurality of manipulators, active applicators and passive applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Dawn N. Myers
  • Patent number: 11253043
    Abstract: An improved system and method for an eye patch can comprise a patch and a pad. The patch can be substantially flat and flexible. Furthermore, the patch can comprise a bottom surface, a top surface, and a concave edge. The bottom surface can comprise an adhesive capable of temporarily attaching to a skin. The concave edge can be on one side of the patch. Additionally, the concave edge can substantially match the anatomical curve of a human's eye socket. The pad can be a raised portion on the patch that can be capable of pushing upper natural eyelashes upward when a client closes her eyes. The pad can be attachable along the concave edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazing Lash Franchise, LLC
    Inventor: Jessica Le
  • Patent number: 11241071
    Abstract: The appliance for treating the hair, having two arms to be closed over the hair to be treated, at least one of the arms carrying a refill of hair treatment product, the appliance having an electronic control circuit with an electronic memory, this circuit being designed to detect the closure of the arms and the fitting of the refill, the appliance having a steam generator for outputting steam onto the hair and at least one heated straightening plate, the appliance being designed to increment a variable in the memory during the use of the appliance after the refill has been changed and to pass into a downgraded mode of operation in which the operation of the steam generator and/or of the straightening plate is modified when the variable exceeds a first predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: L'OREAL, SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Durif, Jerome Tougouchi, Martial Maisonneuve, Xavier Vacheron, Baptiste Bonnemaire, Anne Debauge, Edouard Messager, Gabin Vic, Frederic Woodland, Stefania Nuzzo, Sandy Lapize