Patents by Inventor Akihito Torii

Akihito Torii has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10278470
    Abstract: Provided is a mascara applicator for shaping eyelashes while heating the eyelashes and applying mascara liquid while heating the mascara liquid to a suitable temperature so that application of makeup on the eyelashes can be carried out in a short time in total. The mascara applicator includes: a container 1 for housing mascara liquid; an application body 2 to be attached to and detached from the container 1; and a shaping body 3 to be attached to and detached from the application body 2. The application body 2 includes an application rod 11 in a shape of a hollow shaft to be inserted into the container 1 and an application portion 12 provided at an end portion of the application rod 11. The shaping body 3 includes a shaping rod 21 to be housed by insertion into the application rod 11, a heating shaping portion 22, and a heater 29. The heater 29 can be switched between an OFF state and two stages of ON states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Takata, Akihito Torii, Tomochika Fujioka, Yusuke Okamoto, Kosuke Matsuo, Akira Tanbaji, Mayumi Nakamura, Eiji Sakata
  • Publication number: 20180340866
    Abstract: A kit is constituted by: a stratum corneum collecting device formed by a rod shaped portion having a grip portion to be gripped by a user at one end, a columnar portion which is continuous with the other end of the rod shaped portion, and an adhesive layer formed on a circumferential surface of the columnar portion; and a solvent container, a solvent container, which is a bottomed cylindrical container having an opening in an upper portion thereof, containing a solvent for extracting a component from stratum corneum collected by the adhesive layer, the solvent container receiving the columnar portion of the stratum corneum device through the opening so as to enable the adhesive layer to be immersed in the solvent. A lid and a solvent outlet, which is opened to take the solvent out from the interior of the solvent container, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Mieko NASU, Akihito TORII, Masahiko NAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20160302560
    Abstract: A voice coil motor comprising a stator having a magnetic circuit comprising permanent magnets magnetized in predetermined directions, and a yoke; a mover comprising a driven member connected to an end thereof, and a coreless coil perpendicular to the magnetic flux of the permanent magnets, the mover being linearly movably supported by the stator; and a spring for applying an elastic force to the mover in a direction separating the driven member from the stator, and a brush unit comprising such a voice coil motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Tomochika FUJIOKA, Akihito TORII, Tetsuya HARUYAMA, Katsuhiko YUI
  • Publication number: 20150327648
    Abstract: Provided is a mascara applicator for shaping eyelashes while heating the eyelashes and applying mascara liquid while heating the mascara liquid to a suitable temperature so that application of makeup on the eyelashes can be carried out in a short time in total. The mascara applicator includes: a container 1 for housing mascara liquid; an application body 2 to be attached to and detached from the container 1; and a shaping body 3 to be attached to and detached from the application body 2. The application body 2 includes an application rod 11 in a shape of a hollow shaft to be inserted into the container 1 and an application portion 12 provided at an end portion of the application rod 11. The shaping body 3 includes a shaping rod 21 to be housed by insertion into the application rod 11, a heating shaping portion 22, and a heater 29. The heater 29 can be switched between an OFF state and two stages of ON states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Akihito TORII, Tomochika FUJIOKA, Yusuke OKAMOTO, Kosuke MATSUO, Akira TANBAJI, Mayumi NAKAMURA, Eiji SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20150034113
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrically-operated makeup tool to enable, through electric operation, a motion different from makeup work performed by hand, an excellent finish of makeup relative to when performed by hand, and a comfortable feeling upon contact with the skin that has not been conventionally achievable, in addition to enabling application of powdered cosmetic material in a short period of time without dirtying the hand. Provided is a makeup brush that causes an applicator formed of bundled bristles to reciprocally vibrate in a direction in which the bristles are oriented with an electric drive unit such that the applicator dabs cosmetic material onto the skin with the tip of the bristles, wherein the amplitude of the reciprocal vibration is 2 to 10 mm, the vibration frequency of the reciprocal vibration is 3 to 50 Hz, and the length of the bristles is 15 to 30 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Yamagishi, Kazuhisa Ohno, Mikiya Tanaka, Tomochika Fujioka, Akihito Torii, Motoki Takata
  • Publication number: 20100186766
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator having bristles which are prevented from becoming rough and spreading. The cosmetic applicator has a shaft section and bristles. The shaft section has at least one recess formed in the outer circumferential surface of a head of a cylindrical shaft body along the longitudinal direction of the shaft section. The bristles are arranged in at least one row along the longitudinal direction and project from interior of the recess beyond the outer circumferential surface of the head of the shaft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Torii, Motoki Takata, Tatsuo Satoh