Patents Examined by Rachel Steitz
  • Patent number: 10021965
    Abstract: A lollipop toothbrush apparatus includes an edible lollipop head, a hollow handle extending from the lollipop head, and a toothbrush having a handle that fits inside the hollow lollipop handle. The hollow lollipop handle has internal threading configured to receive a complementary threaded portion of the toothbrush handle. The toothbrush is configured to screw into the hollow lollipop handle and form a combined continuous handle for the lollipop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Nevaan Kothari, Riaan Kothari
  • Patent number: 10016005
    Abstract: A hair extension device is provided having an attachment portion and a weft portion. The attachment portion has a front side having headed studs extending therefrom. One or more wefts of filaments are attached to the backside of the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Infinity Grip LLC
    Inventor: Phillip Thomas
  • Patent number: 10010125
    Abstract: A hair extension for integration with a person's head of hair is described in this disclosure. The hair extension illustratively includes a plurality of supplemental hairs and an attachment band that provides means for removably coupling the plurality of supplemental hairs to natural hairs included in the person's head of hair. The attachment band is illustratively flexible and couples to natural hairs included in the person's head of hair mechanically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zip Loxx, LLC
    Inventor: Priel Maman
  • Patent number: 10010153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic vessel including a discharge unit discharging cosmetics to an outside, and a discharge plate provided at one side of the discharge unit from which the cosmetics are discharged, including at least one discharge hole, and formed of a metal of SUS 300 series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Sung Tae Kim, Gu Yong Lee, Hyeon Jeong Kim, Sung Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 10004535
    Abstract: An abrasive skin treatment device including a handle portion, a head portion including an exfoliating element, and a unitary pivoting mechanism providing relative movement between the handle portion and the head portion along at least two planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Ajit Khubani
  • Patent number: 9999979
    Abstract: A method for the cutting of hair, in particular for the cutting of human head hair, wherein a slice of hair is taken up and is guided by a hand, namely the guide hand, with the slice of hair being pinched between two fingers, namely the guide fingers of the guide hand, and wherein the slice of hair is cut along the guide fingers using a cutting device that is actuated by another hand, namely the cutting hand. The guide hand is moved continuously or step-wise after the taking up of the slice of hair and the cutting of the slice of hair takes place at least partially during the movement of the guide hand or, in the case of step-wise movement, during and/or between the movement steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Petra Brockmann, Thomas Brockmann-Knodler
  • Patent number: 9999286
    Abstract: A sealable powder box of the present application comprises an upper casing, a lower casing, an inner casing mounted in the upper casing, a storage box mounted in the lower casing, and a tray arranged in the storage box. The sealable powder box further comprises a gasket, the gasket is arranged in the tray by means of injection molding, or is sandwiched between the tray and the storage box and engaged with the tray. The inner casing is mounted in the upper casing, and the top part of the inner casing penetrates the top part of the upper casing. The upper casing and the inner casing are axially slidable and radially rotatable relative to each other, the storage box is engaged in the lower casing and threadingly connected with the upper casing, and the inner casing and the tray are rotatably connected with the lower casing by a pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Shaoyong Wu
  • Patent number: 9977267
    Abstract: A color-changing hairpiece is disclosed. The hairpiece may include a plurality of elongated light sources that emit light when activated and a photochromic layer provided in association with at least one light source such that the light emitted from the at least one light source impinges on a portion of the photochromic layer, the photochromic layer configured to change color responsive to the light emitted from the at least one light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Anselm Grundhofer
  • Patent number: 9968150
    Abstract: What is claimed is an natural hair extension. The hair extension is formed with a foundation of an elastic mesh into which wefts of natural hair are sewn. The elastic may also be covered by a ribbon to prevent irritation of the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Daisy Curbeon
  • Patent number: 9962248
    Abstract: A flossing device includes a housing that can be gripped as a handle. The housing has a hollow interior with first pawl teeth. A spool is placed inside the hollow interior and includes second and third pawl teeth disposed on opposite ends. The second pawl teeth, when engaged with the first pawl teeth with assistance from a spring, allow the spool to rotate in a first direction relative to the housing. The flossing device also includes a tail cap that has fourth teeth that engage the third pawl teeth to urge the spool in the first direction. The flossing device also includes a fork for suspending a length of floss received from the spool and used for flossing. The length of floss is tightened by rotation of the spool in the first direction. The length of floss can be replaced by rotation of the spool in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Peng Lu
  • Patent number: 9961983
    Abstract: A device for supporting eyelash extensions during the use thereof. The device includes an articulatable support having a first connector proximate a first end. The device includes a base coupled to a second end of the articulatable support. The base includes a coupling structure. The articulatable support is selectably coupled to the base. The device for supporting eyelash extensions includes a display platform selectably coupled to the base by operation of the coupling structure thereof. The display platform includes a recess and an array of arches each tilted with respect to the display platform shaped and sized to support eyelash extensions. The array of arches are differently sized. The array of arches have a smooth and hard outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Lindsay Carey
  • Patent number: 9955772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for dispensing artificial eyelashes, comprising a housing (10) equipped with a dispensing opening (11), a carrier strip (30) to which a plurality of artificial eyelashes (41) are fixed, and a movement mechanism capable of being actuated to cause movement of the strip (30) in order to convey the artificial eyelashes (41) towards the dispensing opening (11) and to allow the artificial eyelashes (41) to exit through the dispensing opening (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Yann Crapet, Osvaldo Uresti
  • Patent number: 9936798
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device adapted for use in the oral cavity comprises a toothbrush at one end and a flossing device at the opposite end. The flossing device comprises first and second arms and first and second floss-anchoring buttons. Each arm has a floss-receiving slot defined in a distal end. The first floss-anchoring button projects from the first arm and the second floss-anchoring button projects from the second arm. Each floss-anchoring button has two or more floss-receiving channels defined in a peripheral wall thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Zoltan Rusznak
  • Patent number: 9924774
    Abstract: Disclosed is a French artificial nail including an artificial nail body and a French part. The artificial nail body includes a cuticle edge facing the root of a fingernail and a free edge extending towards the tip of the fingernail and is curved downward toward both lateral sides thereof to form a curved surface. The French part is formed on the upper surface of the free edge of the artificial nail body. The artificial nail body is attached to a user's fingernail or toenail through glue and has a lower modulus than the French part. This flexibility of the artificial nail body prevents the formation of bubbles, the incidence of pain and the occurrence of pop-off resulting from glue shrinkage, contributing to an improvement in the wearability and reliability of the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KMC EXIM CORP.
    Inventors: Dong Sung Kim, Hyun Surk Kim, Kyung Sik Choi, Ju Young Park, Jeong Rim Choi, Bo Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 9913702
    Abstract: A floss arm in a generally cylindrical configuration has a distal end, a proximal end, and an exterior surface there between. The distal end is formed with a distal recess. A replaceable flosser has a central base and two outwardly extending legs. The outwardly extending legs have free ends. A piece of floss is secured between the free ends. The central base is removably received in the distal recess. A floss guard is formed with a center attached to the distal end of the floss arm. A plurality of short arms extend from the center to limit the depth of penetration of the floss. Two laterally spaced long legs extend from the center and span the plurality of short legs to define a central zone for optimal flossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy J. Pruett
  • Patent number: 9913506
    Abstract: False eyelash apparatus and methods for applying false eyelashes. A false eyelash holder for holding a false eyelash has a support member for supporting the false eyelash and is adjustable to cause inversion of the false eyelash from a convex shape to a substantially concave shape. An inverter-loader device is configured to receive the holder and operable to adjust the holder to cause the false eyelash inversion. An applicator for applying an inverted false eyelash to an eyelid may have a unitary structure or may be a clamp for gripping the inverted false eyelashes. The applicator is operable to carry the inverted false eyelash for allowing the applicator to roll the false eyelash lengthways onto an eyelid and allowing the rolling false eyelash to release from the applicator. The applicator may be disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Hal J. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9907386
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic make-up or cosmetic care product to the eyelashes and/or the eyebrows, said applicator comprising a rod and an application member at one end of the rod, the application member being produced by molding a material and comprising a non-twisted core extending along a longitudinal axis and application elements carried by the core and arranged in a plurality of helical rows about the longitudinal axis of the core, the application member having at least one helical strip extending over more than half a revolution about the longitudinal axis of the core, which strip is free of application elements and delimited by two consecutive helical rows of application elements extending parallel to each other, the gap between said two consecutive helical rows of application elements being greater than the average gap between the application elements within said helical rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Marcel Sanchez, Wendy Annonay, Eric Caulier, Audrey Thenin
  • Patent number: 9901157
    Abstract: A nail care device includes a housing defining a slot extending through the housing and to a cavity; a drive mechanism disposed within the housing and including a drive member extending into the cavity; and a drum assembly configured to be removably engaged with the drive member, the drum assembly including an abrasive drum configured to be received within the cavity and a hub configured to extend to an exterior of the cavity and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Wai Wah Yiu
  • Patent number: 9901155
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair styling appliance (1) for curling and straightening hair, comprising: a first and a second elongate jaw (2, 3) that are pivotable with respect to one another, the first jaw (2) having a first housing (6) bearing a first flat internal treatment surface (4), and the second jaw (3) having a second housing (7) bearing a second flat internal treatment surface (5), the internal surfaces (4, 5) being intended to pinch a lock of hair, at least one heating element (41, 51) intended to heat at least one internal treatment surface (4, 5). According to the invention, the greatest width l1 of the first housing (6) is less than or equal to 90% of the greatest width l2 of the second housing (7), and at least one of the first housing (6) and the second housing (7) is asymmetric with respect to the median plane in longitudinal section of said first housing (6) or said second housing (7), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Stefania Nuzzo, Sandy Lapize, Eddy Ngo, Regis Fereyre, Martial Maisonneuve
  • Patent number: 9901159
    Abstract: A wire core brush, preferably in the form of a cosmetic or mascara applicator, having bristle-forming elements held between at least two wires that are twisted together, forming bristles arranged essentially along at least one helix, between which a helical open space is provided, characterized in that the helical open space is partially filled by a film strip, which wraps around circumference surface shared by the wires that are twisted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GEKA GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Kamm