George H. Carroll 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).
Abstract: An artificial fingernail is molded with an inlay on its top surface. In a preferred embodiment, the fingernail is colored to simulate the style of a French fingernail, with lighter colored cuticle and tip end portions and a darker color central portion. According to the invention, a fingernail-shaped base member is molded of a first, lighter color, preferably translucent, and an inlay of a second, darker color, preferably opaque, is molded into a top surface of the base member to produce areas of different color resulting in the desired fingernail style. Secure attachment of the inlay to the base member is insured by provision of a mechanical lock between the base member and the inlay.
Abstract: A simplified system and method of applying protective coatings and/or extensions to fingernails, wherein a quantity of cyanoacrylate gel is applied to the fingernail surface from the discharge nozzle of a squeeze bottle, and the nozzle is used to spread and smooth the gel uniformly over the fingernail surface. A drop of hardener is then applied from the discharge nozzle of a squeeze bottle onto the center of the layer of gel, from whence the hardener rapidly spreads over the entire surface of the layer of gel, curing and hardening the gel.