Mirror For Displaying Something (e.g., Apparel, Hair Style, Etc.) As It Would Appear When Associated With Viewer Patents (Class 434/371)
  • Patent number: 9498736
    Abstract: An infant development toy that comprises a body configured to be held by a person and a light source located on or with the body. The light source being configured to be energized by motion of the body and deactivated automatically after a period of time of inactivity but then re-energized when motion reoccurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Marcia L. Haut
  • Patent number: 8366450
    Abstract: Methods of previewing a representation of a costume are provided. The method includes removably affixing two or more cling elements to a smooth surface in a non-overlapping manner, the two or more cling elements being disposed concurrently on and directly contacting the smooth surface, and the two or more cling elements comprising a portion of the representation of the costume to allow one of the following: a first person to view a semblance of a costumed image comprising a reflection of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned over the reflection of the first person, and a second person to view through the smooth surface a portion of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned adjacent the portion of the first person viewed through the smooth surface. The method also includes displaying the smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8192201
    Abstract: A tinted mirror which has been treated to reflect a modified image of skin is used to allow a subject to consider a potential change of the appearance of his/her skin, which would follow from the application of a cosmetic product such as self-tanning product. The mirror may be tinted with a brown hue so as to reflect an image that corresponds to the change of coloration of skin after the application of a self-tanning product. The invention may be used in beauty parlor or supermarket aisle to help a subject visualize the potential effect of a self-tanning product on his/her skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Christian Peter Mandl
  • Patent number: 7885598
    Abstract: Generating a visual three-dimensional model specific to a user for personal care education. A request for instruction regarding a personal care product is received from a user. Data defining physical characteristics of the user that relate to the personal care product is also received from the user. A three-dimensional model demonstrating use of the personal care product is generated. The three-dimensional model is a function of the received data and the personal care product. The generated three-dimensional model is provided to the user for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Lou McDaniel, Mary Jo Meyer, Jennifer Marvin, Kurtis F. Schweitzer, James Jay Tanner
  • Publication number: 20100273140
    Abstract: An apparel dressing system includes a display, a RFID configured for identifying a RFID tag proximate thereto and retrieving data from the RFID tag, a sensor for taking an image and/or physical parameters of the user, and a processing unit connected with the display, the RFID reader and the sensor. The RFID tag is attached to an apparel item selected by a user and contains product identification information of the apparel item. The processing unit is configured for processing the product identification information retrieved from the RFID tag and the image and/or the physical parameters of the user taken by the sensor. The processing unit is also configured for showing information related to the apparel item and the user on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Chun Sing Matthew Man
  • Patent number: 7778942
    Abstract: A transmissive display unit that displays thereon product information on a product displayed in a showcase unit. A control unit controls a display of the product information on the transmissive display unit and a sales processing of the product, with an interactive function. A memory unit stores therein the product information. An operating unit inputs instruction information to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hirohisa Naito
  • Patent number: 7500755
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a half mirror for allowing light incident from the rear to pass through to the front and reflecting light incident from the front toward the front, a display section placed at the rear of the half mirror, an image pickup section for picking up an image of the user and generating user image data, an image data retention section for retaining a plurality of pieces of attachment member image data, an image combining section for combining the attachment member image data selectively read from the image data retention section and the user image data to generate combined image data, and an image display control section for displaying the combined image data on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Pioneer Design Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishizaki, Wataru Takahashi, Kuniko Ushiro, Yuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 7104800
    Abstract: A diagnostic article and method is disclosed wherein the article includes a mirror, a plurality of attribute selection sites arranged along or associated with the mirror with each of the sites having a plurality of choice selectors, and an output for recommending at least one personal care product based upon input from the choice selectors. A diagnostic for skin includes attribute selection sites hosting questions related to a customer's age, skin coloration, dryness, sunburn susceptibility, pimple breakout affinity, wrinkle formation and pore size. Hair, dental and underarm products may also be personalized by the diagnostic system. The mirror allows a customer in-store to more accurately answer attribute questions through reference to the customer's mirror reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Ortiz-Valero, John Depiano, Mark Dieter Dziersk, Miles Hugh Eddowes, Gail Eileen Gibford, Christine Elizabeth Kennedy, Anthony Pannozzo
  • Publication number: 20040212674
    Abstract: A fashion photography system is provided in close proximity to a clothing store fitting room to allow a customer to try on outfits and/or articles and then to take photographs of themselves in the selected articles. The photographs are stored in a computer system to be reviewed by the customer for selecting from the articles that they tried on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Ryan W. Massey
  • Patent number: 6141431
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a hair region selecting part 11 for selecting hair and shade of the hair in a front face image 13, as a removal region 15, on the basis of each pixel value of the front face image 13 which is a front image of a face, and a face surface model 14 showing structural information relative to a surface of the face in the front face image 13, and a removal region changing part 12 for changing each pixel value in whole or part of the removal region 15, on the basis of the structural information in the face surface model 14, and at least one pixel value in the front image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Munetsugu, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yoshiyasu Kado, Fumio Maehara
  • Patent number: 5937081
    Abstract: The image composition system includes a display device coupled to a central processing device for displaying a user selected image. A camera coupled to the central processing device enables a real subject to be incorporated into the user selected image. Accessory items are stored in a memory device coupled to the central processing unit for combining with the subject in the user selected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: Michael R. O'Brill, William J. Cloutier
  • Patent number: 5860809
    Abstract: A lipstick display device having a mirror surface provided with a lip-shaped cut-out therein and an optical system for projecting from behind the mirror a color image at the cut-out. The color image is formed by producing an image of one of a plurality of lipstick colors arranged in an array on a microfiche film. The lipstick colors are arranged in the array in rows and columns, each lipstick color representing a basic lip color without applied lipstick onto which a particular color lipstick is applied. The lipstick colors in the columns are grouped according to respective basic lip colors and in the rows are grouped according to different lipstick colors. A separate stand-alone display of the array is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: Frank P. Meehan
  • Patent number: 5785528
    Abstract: An educational device having a housing with a flat surface to which a mirror is removable attached. A transparent or translucent sheet removable positioned over the mirror. A marking implement enables a user to apply marks to his or her own reflection in the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Invicta Toys & Games Limited
    Inventors: Leigh Melaine Jones-Fenleigh, Shelley Louise Jones-Fenleigh, James Dorian Gibson
  • Patent number: 5160265
    Abstract: A hair piece selection kit for aiding a person in the selection of a desired hairstyle is disclosed having a plurality of generally square-shaped flat members. A facial hole is cut generally centrally in the flat members, each of the flat members having a different hairstyle printed thereon about the facial hole to depict a hairstyle, and a reflective surface for viewing each hairstyle when said person inserts the face into the facial hole to view the hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Inventor: Jin S. Kim
  • Patent number: 5139455
    Abstract: A visual toy having a concave reflective surface affixed to a transparent cover to enclose a volume. A color imparting member is movably disposed within the enclosed volume. The concave reflective surface and color imparting member are configured so that substantially the entire portion of the reflective surface visible from any sight line may exhibit the color of the color imparting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Fisher-Price, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Israel
  • Patent number: 4991005
    Abstract: This invention relates to a glass frame viewing assembly usable to record various images of an operator trying on numerous glass frames in order to make an intelligent and visual decision of the ones desired for purchase. The glass frame viewing assembly includes an operator booth assembly having a support table member and an adjacent operator support chair member and enclosed by front, side and screen wall members in order to provide privacy to the operator using same. The glass frame viewing assembly includes a video taping assembly interconnected to a video display assembly and all controlled through a main control panel assembly. The main control panel assembly is operable through a VCR control switch assembly to control the video taping assembly for later display of a recording operation on the video display assembly for observation of the operator thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventor: Ethel L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4902117
    Abstract: A clothing image mirror projection system for producing a composite image of an article of clothing superimposed upon the reflected image of a viewer's face includes a two-way mirror, a rear projection screen, and apparatus for projecting an image of an article of clothing onto said rear projection screen. The present system includes an anamorphic lens assembly to adjust the dimensions of the clothing image along a horizontal axis. Further, the present system includes means by which the height and weight of the subject are measured by sensors, and used to automatically adjust the height and width of the clothing image so as to fit the height and general size of the subject viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Tryomatics, Inc.
    Inventor: Endre K. Papp
  • Patent number: 4842523
    Abstract: According to the method, a portrait of the client is projected onto a medium and is made up, said medium being suitable for receiving cosmetics such as makeup and cream and the references of the cosmetics used to perform the makeup are marked on a chart. Applications: the customer takes the medium and the chart away with her or him and can easily reproduce the style of makeup as often as she or he desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Bourdier, Frederic G. Bourdier, Brigitte E. Bourdier, Claude H. Bourdier nee Serre
  • Patent number: 4539585
    Abstract: A previewer provides for the dynamic viewing of an article desired to be worn by the user in a complete series of poses without actually trying on the article. The image of the article is computer generated, and a large plurality of articles are available for previewing. The user pre-records, or creates in realtime, a series of poses which are time-framed and position orientation coded, which coded information is read by the computer and the computer generated article image is then re-imaged in accordance with the accessed coded information, and the re-imaged article image and the user video image are then video mixed, optically mixed, or superimposed in digital image storage memory, so that a user plus article composite image may be viewed by the user. The previewer is useful for previewing various articles or accessories, or combinations thereof, such as eyeglasses, hats, hairstyles, wigs, make-up, cosmetic surgical changes, clothing, furnishings, and automobile accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Inventors: Daniela S. Spackova, Richard M. Chen
  • Patent number: 4434467
    Abstract: A device for determining the hair coloring products to be used to change the user's present hair color to a new hair color. The device includes a keyboard for entering a designation which identifies the user's present hair color and the desired hair color. The user also enters data to identify the particular line of hair coloring products which the user desires to use. The device then responds to such data by displaying the designations of hair coloring products of the chosen line which will change the user's present hair color to the new hair color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Inventor: Dale Scott
  • Patent number: 4381615
    Abstract: A novelty writing instrument having cap and body members, each carrying part of an illusion producing device, is shown and described. By moving the cap and body members relative to one another, an illusion can be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Inventor: Victor Lonsmin
  • Patent number: 4297724
    Abstract: A method and machine for trying on a hair form in image, in which a hair pattern portion is deleted from a face shape to be fitted by a hair pattern, and the face shape with the hair pattern thereon is displayed. In the machine, the hair pattern and the face shape with a mask for masking the hair pattern portion on it are arranged optically in symmetrical positions with respect to a half-mirror, and the face shape with the hair pattern thereon is taken through the half-mirror by a video camera. In the method, the hair pattern and the face shape are taken by the camera to obtain first and second signals by which the face shape with the hair pattern thereon is formed and then is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Assignees: Dainippon Screen Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha, Takara Belmont Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsunosuke Masuda, Yoshio Ono, Seiya Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 4258478
    Abstract: A fashion previewing system having improved optical and color characteristics for allowing the previewing of various hair styles and colors, and other fashion items. The previewing system utilizes a slide projector for projecting a hair style in realistic color onto a rear projection screen. Forward of the screen is a lens, coated on the projector side of the lens with an anti-reflective coating, and coated on the opposite side thereof with a partially reflective coating. The outer surface of the lens with the partially reflective coating thereon is convex so as to reflect the facial image of the viewer back to the viewer. The inner surface of the lens is flat or curved in cooperation with the outer surface to make the hair style projected by the projector visible to the viewer in proper proportion to the reflected facial image. The slides containing the hair style and color to be projected are preferably characterized by a blackened face and neck region and an appropriate background color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: Magic Mirror, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Scott, Roy L. Deets