Patents by Inventor Richard Tyson Rigg

Richard Tyson Rigg 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: 5945112
    Abstract: A method is provided for obtaining a customized skin foundation product to cover human skin imperfections. The steps include spectrophometrically measuring a customer's normal skin to obtain normal skin coloration values of lightness, redness and yellowness respectively denoted as L, a and b units. Thereafter the normal skin coloration values are converted through calculation to a modified value determined by a set program correcting L, a and b values. Based on the modified value the next step is formulating a facial foundation having color pursuant to the modified value. Adjustments are provided for redness and yellowness according to a set of schedules determined by the b/a ratio. Normally the measurement and skin imperfection determination are performed by a licensed dermatologist. Formulation and adjustment is is conducted at a site remote from the dermatologist office or place where the customer is measured and evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Elizabeth Arden Company, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Madeline Demayo Flynn, Richard Tyson Rigg, Jason Oliver Hendry
  • Patent number: 5785960
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for customizing a skin foundation product for a customer at a location remote from a central location where the product is prepared. The essential elements are that of a skin analyzer for reading skin properties, a telemodem means connectable to the device for transmitting the signal conveying information to a central monitoring location, a device at the central monitoring location which receives the reading and correlates same with an optimal formula and a formulation machine for preparing the facial foundation product from various cosmetic chemical compositions. The formulation machine receives instructions from the device on the optimal formula. This formula is then dosed and blended from a series of dispensers containing separate cosmetic chemical compositions into a receiving container. The container is then delivered to the customer at his remote site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Elizabeth Arden Co., Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Tyson Rigg, Jason Oliver Hendry, Madeline Demayo Flynn