Beauty Aid Or Perfume Patents (Class 434/377)
  • Publication number: 20140308651
    Abstract: A tattoo-able practice prosthetic device may be worn to protect the wearer of a permanent mark, while allowing tattoo student to begin to understand the art of tattooing, by leaving that permanent mark on a non-permanent device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Henry McClurg, JR.
  • Patent number: 8616886
    Abstract: Described herein is a color display for cosmetics. The color display has a partially transparent flap with color swatches placed thereon, which allows the user to view a color as it may appear on their body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Clark
  • Patent number: 8464732
    Abstract: A facial make-up application machine is provided, which includes a base, a robot, a cosmetics provider, and a control device. The control device can control the robot to move the cosmetics provider to a make-up application position in order to spray or apply cosmetic materials to a contour corresponding to a human face. Thus, the invention can provide an automatic make-up application for variously and accurately carrying out the makeup-application on faces selected or emulated by one or more users. A specific facial image in the invention can be built-in or provided by an external storage device or image recognition device. The storage device can pre-store a plurality of makeup-application profiles as an option. A facial make-up application method using the same is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Zong Jing Investment, Inc.
    Inventor: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong
  • Publication number: 20120329033
    Abstract: Features and principles of the present invention relate to a method of generating a beauty-related diagnosis for an individual. The method may comprise collecting personal beauty care information, and generating a beauty-related diagnosis according to the collected information. Collecting may comprise causing a presentation of an environment associated with personal beauty care information to be collected, and receiving the personal beauty care information. The personal beauty care information may correspond to at least one object in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Daniela Giacchetti
  • Patent number: 8094879
    Abstract: A tool including a frame that includes an aperture and a boundary marker disposed about the aperture. The boundary marker includes a first marker region disposed about the aperture and a second marker region disposed about the first marker region. The color of the first marker region is different from the color of the second marker region. The tool also includes a color correction scale disposed proximate to the aperture. The color correction scale has at least a first color correction region and a second color correction region. The color of the first and second color correction regions each have an LCh value of between L=73.5 C=15.3 h=55.6 and L=32.5 C=11.6 h=48.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karen Kalla, Patricia Alison LaFleur, Joseph Miller, Grover Owens
  • Patent number: 7950925
    Abstract: Educating a consumer about a personal care product. A request for information regarding a personal care product is received from a consumer. A description of one or more physical characteristics associated with the consumer and related to the personal care product is also received from the consumer. In response to the received request and description, a visual representation of a three-dimensional model is provided to the consumer. The three-dimensional model is a function of the received physical characteristics and the personal care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Lou McDaniel, Mary Jo Meyer, Jennifer Marvin, Kurtis F. Schweitzer, James Jay Tanner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7856118
    Abstract: A method of product recommendation includes receiving an image taken of a tool, disposed against a target substrate and including a frame with an aperture in which the substrate is visible and a color correction scale disposed proximate to the aperture, the scale having at least a first color correction region and a second color correction region, the color of the first region being different than the color of the second region. The method also includes locating a color correction scale region of the image corresponding to the scale and a target substrate region of the image corresponding to the substrate visible in the aperture, analyzing the scale region to determine a color correction, correcting the image according to the color correction, extracting a set of substrate region values from the substrate region of the image, and generating a product recommendation according to the set of substrate region values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karen Kalla, Patricia Alison LaFleur, Joseph Miller, Grover Owens
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7006657
    Abstract: A method of enabling evaluation of a typological characteristic of an external body portion of an individual comprises generating a sequence of images simulating varying degrees of at least one typological characteristic of an external body portion and enabling identification of at least one image within the sequence of images that substantially corresponds to a typological characteristic of the external body portion of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Roland Bazin
  • Patent number: 6994552
    Abstract: As shown in FIG. 1, a hairstyle design system comprises an image-processing device 1, an input/output device 2, a graphic system 3, a display device 4, a head-development drawing information-storage device 5, and a hairstyle-design information-storage device 6. In other words, the beautician or the customer designs a desired hairstyle while looking at the display device 4. Information on the designed hairstyle is stored in the head-development drawing information-storage device 5 as numerals and/or symbols assigned to each of a plurality of divided sections. When processing hair, the beautician displays a head-development drawing on the display device 4, and by referring to the drawing the beautician cuts or applies permanent wave to the hair in order to design a hairstyle precisely as desired by the customer and reproduce a predetermined hairstyle accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Phild Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hirata, Yuko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 6719565
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to build a simulated image in which a subject's hair is changed to a desired color, and to accurately suggest the hair dye needed to dye the subject's hair from its existing color to the desired color. To achieve this object, the hair color advice system according to the present invention includes (i) an image memory into which image data regarding the subject is input and stored, (ii) a processor that finds the hair area in the input image of the subject and builds a simulated image in which the color of the hair area is changed to any color, and (iii) a monitor 4 on which the input image of the subject and/or the simulated image are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Saita, Tomohito Koshika, Manabu Yanagiya
  • Publication number: 20030064356
    Abstract: A method of performing a beauty diagnostic method is disclosed. The method includes asking a subject personal questions on at least one topic including characteristics of at least one external body condition of the subject. Answers to the personal questions are received and, based on those answers, there is a selection of at least one customized set of testing material for determining quantitative information that would aid in recommending at least one beauty product to the subject. The method further involves informing the subject about the customized set of testing material. Also disclosed are systems and computer program products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Gilles Rubinstenn, Frances Pruche
  • Patent number: 6109921
    Abstract: There is disclosed a soft skin make-up mannequin head having an "ideal" facial configuration, the make-up mannequin head having a smooth, realistic surface and texture simulative of human skin. The make-up mannequin head is accompanied by at least one flexible, soft-skin companion mask carrying a facial configuration identical with the facial configuration carried by said make-up mannequin head. The companion mask is stretchable and elastically resilient and mountable tightly upon said make-up mannequin head and selectively removable therefrom. The make-up mannequin head and associated companion mask presented particularly is intended for the teaching, training and practice of application of permanent make-up using tattoo techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Peter Yau
  • Patent number: 5971763
    Abstract: A cosmetology training, teaching and practice system, and a make-up mannequin kit, each charcterized by provision of a soft skin make-up mannequin head having a body carrying an oval symmetrical facial configuration and plural soft skin flexible, elastic, resilient and stretchable companion mask members suitable for mounting upon the make-up mannequin head. Each of the companion mask members having, each of which is formed of size and shape conforming to the size of the make-up mannequin head and having a facial configuration identical to the facial configuration of said make-up mannequin head. Each companion mask member having a surface of skin tone and color representative of the skin tone and color of different plural human ethnic and racial origin. The selected companion mask is stretched to mount upon the make-up mannequin head and is sufficiently resilient to spring back in tight engagement with the facial configuration of the make-up mannequin head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Peter Yau
  • Patent number: 5626155
    Abstract: A method of producing a custom fragrance is provided comprising the steps of selecting a series of basic scents. The scents are incorporated into a semi-solid or solid vehicle to produce a scented product. With the semi-solid vehicle the product will be in the form of a viscous cream, gel or ointment contained in a squeeze tube, jar or the like. The solid form will be wax-like and may be molded into a predetermined shape or cast into a wide-mouthed container or mechanical dispensing device. To carry-out the invention, a user transfers a selected product to a portion of one's skin or other surface. One or more additional scented products are selected and applied in the same manner. The products are then manually mixed together on the skin or other surface to form a custom fragrance in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Robert E. Saute
  • Patent number: 5320535
    Abstract: A mannequin head for use in make-up practice instead of a human body. The mannequin head has at least one human-face-like face section either on the rear or front surface thereof. With the single mannequin head of this invention, a variety of make-up practice can be done. With this single mannequin of this invention, the make-up practice can be effectively done and a user can have an economical benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Byueng D. Min
  • Patent number: 5236365
    Abstract: A replicating process and replicated element for simulating the color and texture of powdery substances such as cosmetics is provided. A pigment is mixed with a color match vehicle and placed on embossed paper by silk screening to reproduce a colored textured surface similar to the actual product. The replicated element is then placed on a display panel or an actual container in which the product is sold for display purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: L'Oreal, A Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: John Badami
  • Patent number: 5178839
    Abstract: A kit for formulating and generating different mood modifying or therapeutic aromas, the kit including a battery of vials each containing a different essential fragrance oil, thereby making it possible for a user to compound a blend of oils producing an aroma having the desired effect. Also provided is a vessel formed of cermaic or other dielectric material and having a removable cover. The inner and outer surfaces of the vessel have a glaze thereon whose composition is such that when the vessel is placed in a microwave oven and subjected to microwave energy, this energy is absorbed only by the glaze, as a consequence of which the interior of the vessel is heated to an elevated temperature and acts to volatilize a charge of oil deposited in the vessel by the user, the constituents of the charge being derived from oils taken from selected vials as formulated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 5090910
    Abstract: A mutable three-dimensional facial display system is provided, constructed with a plurality of molded components constructed of a rubbery polymer or plastic material, and chosen to resemble the texture of human skin. Each component includes at least one defined structural edge which mates with adjacent components. Various alternatively shaped components are provided for each primary region of the facial display, so that seven classic face shapes and numerous hybrid variations thereof may be recreated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Inventor: Jeanie R. Narlo
  • Patent number: 4952400
    Abstract: A cosmetic sampler has a thin dry layer of powder particles which are fragrance enhanced by fragrance containing microcapsules. The fragrance powder and microcapsules are applied as a production state, in a mass produced printed sampler manufacturing process from a liquid slurry which dries rapidly. The individual powder particles on the finished sampler item are raedily removed from the web surface by light finger pressure as a free flowing powder and the microcapsules are simultaneously ruptured to produce the desired fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tararuj, Carl K. Schaab
  • 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: 4747782
    Abstract: A cosmetic sampler comprising, a folded flexible sheet wherein disposed on the inner faces of the folds are opposing strips of oleaginous barriers and disposed on one of the barriers is a cosmetic. The outer top portion of the folded product has means for exposing the cosmetic layer. The cosmetic can then be applied directly to skin, or removed from the sampler with a applicator and applied to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Arcade Inc.
    Inventor: Gaines P. Campbell, Jr.