Methods Patents (Class 132/200)
  • Patent number: 10956009
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system of providing a cosmetics enhancement interface. The method comprises showing, at the display screen of a computing device having a memory and a processor: a digital photograph including facial features; an interactive dialog portion reflecting a conversational input received and a subsequent response provided thereto from the computing device; and a product display portion; receiving an inquiry, as reflected in the interactive dialog portion, related to a cosmetic product for application onto a selected facial feature; receiving a selection of the cosmetic product based on a matching to the at least one facial feature according to a predefined rule; displaying, at the product display portion, a product representation associated with the selected cosmetic product; receiving an update request; and updating the digital photograph showing a modification to the facial feature on the display screen by simulating application of the selected cosmetic product thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Parham Aarabi
  • Patent number: 10919925
    Abstract: A liquid composition is provided which can be applied to broken fragments of a pressed powder cosmetic in order to recombine or reconstitute such fragments in their original packaging. This avoids wasting broken cosmetic fragments and further allows a consumer to use the reconstituted cosmetic for its original purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tess Griffiths, Barbara Villegas
  • Patent number: 10780711
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10744349
    Abstract: A formulation for a nail polish composition which is curable with UV light is provided. The composition can be applied in a single coating and does not include solvents such as tolualene, dibutyl phthalate, or formaldehyde. The coating once cured provides multi-coating results using only a single coating and can be covered with an optional gloss or other decorative top coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Christina Flint
  • Patent number: 10736400
    Abstract: A nail printing device includes a printing head, a memory and a processor. The printing head performs printing with respect to a nail surface. Based on a program stored in the memory, the processor determines whether a printing operation of the printing head satisfies a preset condition. If the processor determines that the printing operation of the printing head satisfies the preset condition, the processor continuously performs the printing operation. If the processor determines that the printing operation of the printing head does not satisfy the preset condition, the processor performs error handling processing which is different from the printing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10694828
    Abstract: Electronic device for the automated painting and drying of fingernails, that allows the user to choose the color they want to paint the nails as well as to carry the device due to its light weight. In one embodiment, the device has a sensor that identifies the hand that has been introduced in it, a touch LED screen, which allows the user to choose the nail and color with which to paint it, without the need for specialized personnel to operate it, as well as to inform the user through visible and audible means the process taking place. In one embodiment, the unit contains capacitive and/or infrared sensors to locate and detect the difference of the surface of the finger and nail, a computer or processor which guides and controls the gimbaled paint head with the ink that carries the staining of the surface of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Miguel Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Manuel Sori, Hoyma Mazara
  • Patent number: 10696067
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus comprising: a print head configured to perform printing on a nail of one of a finger of a hand and a toe of a foot; and a processor configured to detect, from a nail image captured of the nail of one of the finger and the toe, a nail area that is a target of the printing performed by the print head; wherein the processor is further configured to: divide the nail area into a first area on a nail root side of the nail and a second area on a nail free edge side of the nail to store information of the first area in a memory; and, in accordance that the information of the first area is stored in the memory, when detecting the nail area from the nail image, forgo detecting the first area, and reads out the information of the first area stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 10666853
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10639256
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocrosslinkable cosmetic composition, comprising in a physiologically acceptable medium: —at least one photocrosslinkable urethane (meth)acrylate compound P1 comprising at least one structural unit: (I) —at least one photocrosslinkable urethane (meth)acrylate compound P2 comprising at least one polyether chain, said compound having a molar mass greater than or equal to 1000 g/mol, —at least one film-forming polymer P3, —at least one photoinitiator, and —at least one volatile solvent chosen from acetone, ethyl acetate, and propyl acetate, said solvent being present in said composition at a content greater than or equal to 20%, preferably greater than or equal to 30%, by weight in relation to the total weight of said composition, wherein the ratio of the total mass of P1 and P2 to the total mass of P3 is less than or equal to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Guillaume Kergosien, Carl Riachi
  • Patent number: 10632060
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a composition comprising at least one capped oligomer, at least one solvent, at least one film former, and at least one monomer or polymer, said composition having a sward hardness <10 and >1 when applied to a glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Valia, Robert Sandewicz
  • Patent number: 10630886
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10617192
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a nail powder application and recycling apparatus and method of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Glam and Glits Nail Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Katrina Tan, Khoa Duong
  • Patent number: 10610338
    Abstract: A dental cleaning tool includes a body portion and a secondary cleaning tool. The body portion includes a floss assembly, a handle, a receiving slot, and a shield. The floss assembly includes a first arm, a second arm, and a bridge segment. The first arm and the second arm extend from the bridge segment. The handle is coupled to the floss assembly and extends from the floss assembly. The receiving slot is formed in the handle. The shield is formed on the handle and is configured to cover the receiving slot such that access to the receiving slot is restricted. The secondary cleaning tool is coupled to the bridge segment and is pivotable relative to the bridge segment in at least two degrees of freedom such that the secondary cleaning tool is insertable into the receiving slot from a second direction different than the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: World Wide Daily Holdings Company Limited
    Inventor: Chun Yuen To
  • Patent number: 10569552
    Abstract: A printer includes a print head and a processor. The processor controls operation of the head. In an area where the head is movable, (i) a drawing region where a finger or a toe is placed, and the head performs drawing on a nail of the finger or the toe, (ii) a standby region where the head is positioned during a no-drawing period, and (iii) a suspension region where the head can stop temporarily are provided such that a moving distance of the head from the suspension region to the drawing region is shorter than a moving distance of the head from the standby region to the drawing region. If nails are successively subjected to the drawing, the processor causes the head to stop temporarily in the suspension region between drawing operations on the nails without causing the head to move to the standby region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10561229
    Abstract: An oral care implement (100) in one embodiment includes an elongated body (101) comprising a head portion (110) supporting plurality of tooth cleaning elements (111) and a handle portion (120) defining an outer surface (127). A grip control component (130) is disposed on the handle portion (120) and includes a pair of transversely spaced apart control surfaces (132) separated by a longitudinally extending channel (133). The control surfaces (132) are elevated above the outer surface (127) of the handle portion (120) and positioned to engage a user's thumb. The control component (130) is operable to tilt the head portion (110) at an upward or downward angle relative to a vertical plane of a user's teeth when the control component (130) is grasped between the user's thumb and forefinger for producing a proper brushing angle at the gum line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Wen Jin Xi, Guang Sheng Guo, Felix Mueller, Robert Moskovich, Stephen Nelson, Joachim Storz
  • Patent number: 10548383
    Abstract: A nail printer includes a print head, a placement table, a fingerprint sensor, a memory, a placement table shifter and a processor. The fingerprint sensor acquires reference information including a reference fingerprint image and reference positional information on a position of the reference fingerprint image in the placement table from an object placed at a reference position which is a position suitable for printing on a nail of the object on the placement table with the print head. The processor compares positional information on a fingerprint image of the object currently placed on the placement table with the reference positional information preliminarily stored in the memory, and controls the placement table shifter to shift the object based on a result of the comparing such that the position of the object on the placement table substantially agrees with the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Futawatari
  • Patent number: 10441357
    Abstract: A cutting head for a device for cutting hair is disclosed. The cutting head has an optical system configured to direct a laser beam along an optical axis across a cutting zone within the cutting head. The optical system has a variable focus lens configured to control the position of the focal point of the laser beam along the optical axis within the cutting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Mark Thomas Johnson, Rieko Verhagen
  • Patent number: 10426721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocrosslinkable cosmetic composition, comprising in a physiologically acceptable medium: —at least one photocrosslinkable urethane (meth)acrylate compound P1 comprising at least one structural unit: (I) —at least one photocrosslinkable urethane (meth)acrylate compound P2, comprising at least one polyethylene glycol chain, —preferably at least one film-forming polymer P3, and —at least one photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Guillaume Kergosien, Carl Riachi
  • Patent number: 10391041
    Abstract: A sheet-like hair care product including (A) a substrate sheet containing cellulosic fibers and having a bending resistance of 10 to 70 mm measured by the 45° cantilever method in accordance with JIS L1096:2010 and (B) a liquid cosmetic composition. The substrate sheet (A) is impregnated with 1 to 50 g of the liquid cosmetic composition (B). The substrate sheet impregnated with the liquid cosmetic composition is preferably packaged in a packaging container having an access opening with an area of 25 to 4000 mm2 and an openable and closable lid sealing the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Nishizawa, Azusa Kasuga, Keiko Ishii, Rina Iikubo, Kaori Kojima
  • Patent number: 10376024
    Abstract: Provided is a gel nail sticker including: a lower laminated part which is a part directly attached to a nail or a toenail, and has a color or a pattern, and is formed of a flexible material to correspond to a curved surface of the nail or the toenail; and an upper laminated part which is a transparent coated layer positioned on the lower laminated part and providing glossiness to a color or a pattern of the lower laminated part, and is in a flexible semi-solid state to correspond to the curved surface of the nail or the toenail before being attached to the nail or the toenail, and is cured to a solid state while maintaining a form attached to the nail or the toenail when an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the upper laminated part after the upper laminated part is attached to the nail or the toenail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GLLUGA Inc.
    Inventors: Gi Hyun Yu, Tae Gyu Yoo, Jae Bak Ahn
  • Patent number: 10376346
    Abstract: A dental cleaning tool includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis of the dental cleaning tool. The body portion includes a floss assembly including a first arm and a second arm extending substantially perpendicularly relative to the longitudinal axis, a receiving slot formed in the first arm, and a shield formed on the first arm. The shield is configured to cover the receiving slot such that access to the receiving slot is restricted from a first direction. The tool also includes a secondary cleaning tool coupled to the first arm. The secondary cleaning tool is pivotable relative to the first arm in at least two degrees of freedom such that the secondary cleaning tool is insertable into the receiving slot from a second direction different than the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: World Wide Daily Holdings Company Limited
    Inventor: Chun Yuen To
  • Patent number: 10368632
    Abstract: A device adapted for brushing and flossing each of a user's teeth simultaneously is disclosed. Many methods and modes for the device's use are also set forth. In some embodiments, the device is custom-fitted to each user, based on molds, impressions or other 3-dimensional imaging techniques, allowing for a more effective, rapid brushing experience. Customized flossing lines, comprising a wide variety of materials and cleansing products, are set forth in exemplary detail. A specialized handle is set forth, configured for maintaining easy access to controls while leaving the device in place in a user's mouth while cleaning, hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 10360710
    Abstract: A method of establishing virtual makeup data, an electronic device and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: adjusting a scope of the makeup face in the first image to match a predetermined face scope in a predetermined image; defining a plurality of areas on the adjusted makeup face, and each of the areas corresponds to a makeup category; capturing a plurality of first makeup features of at least one of the target makeup category in the makeup category; comparing the first makeup features with a plurality of second makeup features in the database whose target makeup category are same; adding a first makeup pattern including the first makeup features to the target makeup category of the database when the first makeup feature is different from the second makeup feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Chi Cheng, Chung-Ming Sun
  • Patent number: 10352815
    Abstract: An improved leakage testing device for attachment to a flexible wall of an item to be tested is provided with a film (4) that limits a hollow chamber (1) on the outer side of the item to be tested and with a leakage (2), said film (4) being designed to adhere to the item to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INFICON GMBH
    Inventor: Silvio Decker
  • Patent number: 10292766
    Abstract: A cutting element for a cutting head for a device for cutting hair is disclosed. A laser beam is directed across a cutting zone, in the cutting head, substantially parallel to a user's skin. The laser beam has an effective cutting region in which the laser beam is of a sufficient intensity to cut hair entering said region. The cutting element has a guard adjacent to the cutting zone to contact a user's skin and space the laser beam there from. The guard has a non-planar shape in a direction extending across the cutting zone so that it substantially follows the contours of an edge of the effective cutting region of the laser beam to reduce any variation in the distance between the edge of the effective cutting region and the user's skin across the length of the cutting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rieko Verhagen, Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Mark Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10293601
    Abstract: A method of developing an automatic control plan for printing on a contoured surface is disclosed. The method includes scanning a contoured surface with a surface scanning device to produce a contoured data set, and creating a multi-dimensional model, with a computing device, of the contoured surface based on the contoured surface data set. Additionally, the method includes inputting a multi-dimensional model of a printing array and an image to be printed onto the contoured surface, into the computing device. The method further includes simulating, on the computing device, a plurality of movements performed by the printing array and a printing by the printing array to apply the image on the contoured surface. Additionally, the method includes, compiling, on the computing device, the automatic control plan which is programmed to execute the plurality of movements of the printing array to apply the image on the contoured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anthony W. Baker, Luke C. Ingram, Kenneth P. Bowers, III, Zachary R. Smith, David J. Homolak
  • Patent number: 10206487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel devices for the organization and treatment of hair extensions. Devices incorporating features of the present disclosure include objects that can securely hold one or more hair extensions and organize them such that a hairstylist can easily keep track of the various hair extensions and where they are to be placed into a client's existing hair. In some embodiments, the devices comprise a shape similar to that of the human head, providing a convenient visual cue as to the intended placement of a connected hair extension to a client's existing hair. Devices according to the present disclosure can also comprise various connection structures for further securing and organization of connected hair extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Madeleine Smith, Grace Smith
  • Patent number: 10149526
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: an object placing part on which an object is placed, the object being a finger or a toe having a nail; a direction detection unit configured to detect an extended direction of a streaky pattern naturally-existing on a surface of the nail based on the image including the nail of the object placed on the object placing unit; an image processing unit configured to adjust a direction of a nail design based on the extended direction of the streaky pattern detected by the direction detection unit; and a nail design forming unit configured to form the nail design which is adjusted by the image processing unit on the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10092059
    Abstract: A position indicator assembly, including first and second positioning units, is attached to a pair of shoes in positions which are spaced when the shoes are aligned together. Each positioning unit includes a first proximity switch element, at least one indicator, a battery and a second proximity switch element. The battery is electrically connected to the indicator when the first proximity switch element of one of the first and second position units is arranged a predetermined, spaced distance from the second proximity switch element of the other of the first and second positioning units in order to provide a visual and/or audible indication to a wearer that the pair of shoes are on the correct feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PairMe Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lindsey Legg, Alyssa Soto, Earl Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10058160
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator including: a cosmetic supply mechanism; a bearing member to carry the cosmetic supply mechanism; a housing for forming a closed cavity together with bearing member to enclose the cosmetic supply mechanism disposed therein, the housing and the bearing member being designed to be connected edge to edge. The bearing member and the housing respectively have a first connection part and a second connection part for magnetic connection, and the first connection part and the second connection part is positioned respectively at the end of the bearing member and of the housing; and the cosmetic applicator includes a elastomeric gasket, and the first connection part, second connection part and elastomeric gasket are configured so the elastomeric gasket can be extruded to deform and fill a gap between the ends of the housing and the bearing member when the ends are mutually attracted, thereby achieving the sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Suzhou MYC Packaging Innovation Ltd.
    Inventor: Wensheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10045915
    Abstract: A method for delivering one or more active agents to mammalian hair using a nonwoven web of filaments containing one or more hair care active agents that are releasable from the filaments is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Gregory Charles Gordon, Mark Robert Sivik, Mark Ryan Richards, Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Michael David James, Geoffrey William Reynolds, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Frank William Denome, Stephen Joseph Hodson
  • Patent number: 10034530
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a photo-active formulation assembly and a photo-dose assembly operably coupled to the photo-active formulation assembly. The photo-active formulation assembly includes a dispenser portion and one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs. The photo-active formulation assembly is operable to dispense a photo-activatable formulation from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs onto one or more regions of a biological surface. The photo-dose assembly includes at least one illuminator oriented to focus electromagnetic energy onto one or more focal regions of a biological surface. The focused electromagnetic energy is of a character and for a duration sufficient to photo-activate the photo-activatable formulation dispensed from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Vincenzo Casasanta, III
  • Patent number: 10029477
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus is provided, which does not require a user to manipulate button operation to set user's finger or user's toe or start an image drawing operation. The apparatus provided with an image drawing unit for drawing an image on a nail of a finger or a nail of a toe and an elevation mechanism having a placing unit on which the finger or the toe is placed. The elevation mechanism moves the placing unit from a stand-by position up to an image drawing position. When the placing unit is at the stand-by position, the user can insert user's finger or user's toe into or remove user's finger or user's toe from the apparatus. When at the image drawing position, the image drawing unit can draw an image on the nail of the finger. An elevation controlling unit controls the operation of the elevation mechanism in response to an operation of the finger or the toe placed on the placing unit, pressing the same downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10004314
    Abstract: A flexible under-nail support device and method to apply the same that promotes long healthy fingernail growth by providing nail strength and support without any interaction or damage to the nail plate (upper nail) or the hyponychium (thickened epidermis under the nail). The device has an indention, with a preferred embodiment of an inverted V that is positioned under the fingernail and around the hyponychium. Its lateral sides are bonded to at least the nails' lateral undersides to provide extra strength to the nail. The bonded device is then clipped and filed to the natural nails length. The method includes healthy easy device removal and support replacement. As the nail grows, the process of attaching and removing supports is repeated and over time results in strong, long, healthy, aesthetically pleasing nails. For immediate nail lengthening, the device may be used as scaffolding with other technologies mitigating their respective health hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Donna Geraci Barnes
  • Patent number: 9993334
    Abstract: A hair implant includes at least two strands including at least one of mammalian hair and synthetic hair; and an anchor, which: (a) includes silicone, (b) is configured for subcutaneous implantation, (c) includes a fracture line configured to facilitate fracturing of the anchor along the fracture line for ease of removal of the implant after subcutaneous implantation, and (d) is configured to provide a scaffold for collagen growth after subcutaneous implantation, wherein at least one of the at least two strands is joined to the anchor on one side of the fracture line and at least one of the at least two strands is joined to the anchor on an opposite side of the fracture line such that each fragment formed by fracturing the implant includes at least one of the at least two strands. Looped implants, a hair restoration method and an implant manufacturing method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LORSTAN PHARMACEUTICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Victor Loria
  • Patent number: 9987041
    Abstract: A disposable needle hair transplanter includes: a plunger structure having an outer barrel defining a passage, a plunger assembly having at least one push needle movable within the passage of the outer barrel, and a hair transplantation depth controller drivingly connected with the plunger assembly via a link; a needle having a needle seat connected with the outer barrel and at least one needle tube in which a hair follicle is loadable, the hair transplantation depth controller serving to restrict the depth by which the needle tube is thrust into the scalp; and a hair follicle depth controller having a cylindrical structure fitted around the needle seat and a shaft tube connected with the cylindrical structure and coaxially disposed around the needle tube. The hair transplantation depth controller is disposed around the shaft tube and movable along the shaft tube toward or away from the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tseng-Kuo Shiao
  • 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: 9955764
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a finger holding case including a plurality of walls (a bottom wall, left and right sidewalls, a rear wall, and a top wall) surrounding a finger insertion opening into which a finger having a nail to be drawn on is inserted as well as an opening exposing the nail and a finger presser to which a fluid is supplied in order prevent movement of the finger by applying pressure between the finger and the finger holding case and from which the fluid is discharged to stop applying pressure. When the finger presser is not preventing movement of the finger, one of the walls (the top wall or the bottom wall) of the finger holding case moves in order to expand a space between the finger holding case and the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Yoshigai
  • Patent number: 9949545
    Abstract: The system includes a hair color packet assembly having several individual hair color packets and one developer packet, each packet having a pump for delivering selected amounts of material to a mixing assembly. A control assembly operable in response to a user's input controls each of the pumps to deliver selected amounts of color material and developer material to a mixing assembly which mixes the colors and the developer and delivers it to a brushhead/distributor, which has openings through which the selected hair color formulation is delivered. The brushhead/distributor is mountable in a handle having a motor which drives the brushhead/distributor in a linear oscillating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Joseph Grez
  • Patent number: 9943154
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit that forms a nail design on a nail of an object by performing a plurality of processes and a processor that extracts a feature value of the object and controls the drawing unit. The processor acquires information on a performed process with respect to the nail of one object, whose nail is provided to be formed with the nail design, based on process management information in which the feature value with respect to each of a plurality of the objects and an information on the performed process with respect to the nail of each of the plurality of the objects are registered in association with each other and the feature value with respect to the one object, and determines a specific process to be performed to the nail of the one object, and causes the drawing unit to perform the specific process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Teshima, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 9943155
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object receiver into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail to be drawn, an object holder that is configured to hold the object inserted into the object receiver and processor. The processor is configured to adjust a holding level by the object holder on the basis of a size of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hori
  • Patent number: 9930951
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided by which quality of a predetermined degree or higher can be preserved in cases of drawing a nail design on a nail; and a drawing method for the drawing apparatus. The drawing apparatus includes a reference plane on which a finger or toe having a nail is mounted; a drawing unit (40) that draws a nail design on a drawable area in the nail; a nail height detection portion (814) that detects a distribution of height from the reference plane within a surface of the nail, on the basis of an image obtained by imaging the nail; and a design determination portion (815) that determines the suitability of drawing the nail design on the surface of the nail by the drawing unit (40), on the basis of the drawable area based on the distribution by the nail height detection portion (814).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 9901156
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object mounting portion on which an object is mounted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, and a processor. The processor detects an actual outline, which indicates an actual shape of an outer periphery of the nail, based on an image obtained by imaging the nail of the object mounted on the object mounting portion; creates an interpolation outline with respect to the actual outline other than a root portion of the nail, from the image, wherein the interpolation outline is an outline in which the actual outline is interpolated to eliminate a concavity in cases where the actual outline other than the root portion of the nail has the concavity; and determines whether or not the nail has a damaged portion on the basis of a comparison of the interpolation outline with the actual outline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 9889692
    Abstract: A system including apparatus for applying a design to a nail surface, including an optical device scanning the anatomy of the nail surface and acquiring an image of said nail surface;—a print head;—a motor displacing the print head;—a control unit including connection to communicate with the optical device, and a computer application including instructions for controlling the motor to direct the print head. At least one remote server includes a database recording digital data corresponding to designs. The control unit communicates with the remote server and downloads digital data corresponding to the design to be applied on the nail surface. The control unit's computer application includes instructions to—analyze the anatomy of the nail surface scanned by the optical device;—and scale the design to be applied to adjust it to the nail surface scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nailae Technology Limited
    Inventor: Alexandre Legallais
  • Patent number: 9808068
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9811717
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying cosmetics are provided using an area light projector shining light on the face, capturing the reflected light using a camera and using a depth processor, and communicating with the camera(s) and the projector(s) to generate a depth image output. A control device communicates with the depth processor to receive the output, to receive the face profiles and generate motion trajectory commands, and a robot communicates with the control device to receive the commands to apply the cosmetics to the face in accordance with the face profiles. Methods for applying the cosmetics include receiving a face profile, receiving a depth processor input representing a face, extracting face features, receiving an initial robot position or extracting a robot position from input, matching the face profile to the face features, and generating and outputting robot trajectory to the robot to apply the cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9799116
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a mounting section where an object having a nail is mounted, and an inclination detection unit that detects a degree of an inclination of the nail in a width direction of the nail with respect to a reference state of the nail based on a shape of at least one target image along the width direction of the object, the target image being formed on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9743740
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided with a drawing unit which applies a drawing on a nail of a subject which is a finger or a toe; and a control unit which controls operation of the drawing unit. The control unit extracts a first feature part in a first area which is inside area of a first subject outline of the subject in a first subject image acquired by imaging the subject after a first drawing has been applied on the nail, acquires a position of the nail in the first subject image on the basis of the first feature part and a second feature part which is extracted in a second area which is inside area of a second subject outline of a second subject image except an area of the nail, the second subject image is acquired by imaging the subject which the drawing has not been applied; and controls a drawing position of the drawing unit when the drawing unit applies a second drawing on the nail after the first subject image is acquired, on the basis of the position of the nail in the first subject image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Teshima
  • Patent number: 9655704
    Abstract: New bite-activated dental hygiene devices are provided. In one aspect, a high-speed tooth-cleaning device is provided, which is configured to be bitten down on by a user and which, when properly positioned, scrubs and flosses all of the user's teeth at once, without user-driven brushing. In other aspects of the invention, a device comprises bite-actuated tooth- and gum-brushing channels and other features facilitating the variable bite-actuated release and application of a dentifrice and scrubbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 9642436
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a mounting unit having a mounting surface on which a finger or a toe having a nail is placed; a drawing unit configured to draw at least one specific line on the nail placed on the mounting surface from a first direction; and a nail shape detection unit configured to acquire a specific picture by imaging the specific line from a second direction different from the first direction and to detect a curved shape of the nail in a width direction of the nail based on a shape of the specific line along the width direction in the specific picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Miyamoto