Title:
Facial wrinkle remover
United States Patent 3911909


Abstract:
An arrangement for the removal of wrinkles from a person's face in which a pressure applying part is inserted into the mouth for applying localized pressure against the interior surface of the flesh having the wrinkle on the outside surface. An external pressure applying part connected to the internal part applies pressure to the wrinkled area on the outside surface of the flesh and against the internal part.



Inventors:
DI MATTEO PAUL L
Application Number:
05/493078
Publication Date:
10/14/1975
Filing Date:
07/30/1974
Assignee:
DYNELL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D44/22; (IPC1-7): A61F5/08
Field of Search:
128/76
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US Patent References:
2431521Gum brace1947-11-25Thiemann
2280576Means for changing the expression of the face1942-04-21Gluck
1497342Device for shaping the upper lip1924-06-10Montealegre
1319054N/A1919-10-21Eager



Primary Examiner:
Gaudet, Richard A.
Assistant Examiner:
Yasko J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Fogiel, Max
Claims:
What is claimed as new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claims

1. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles.

2. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles, said external member being curved to form a concave surface when viewed from the wrinkled area covered by said external member.

3. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles; pressure applying pad means on said external member and said internal member.

4. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles; pressure applying pad means on said external member and said internal member, said pressure applying pad means being comprised of plastics.

5. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles; pressure applying pad means on said external member and said internal member; disposable material means on said pressure applying pad means.

6. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles, said external member and said internal member being shaped to conform to the contour of said person's lip for applying pressure thereto.

7. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles; said external member and said internal member being shaped to conform to the contour of said person's lip for applying pressure thereto; pressure applying pad means on said external member and on said internal member.

8. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, integral member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles, said external member and said internal member being shaped to conform to the contour of said person's lip for applying pressure thereto; pressure applying pad means on said external member and on said internal member, said pressure applying pad means comprising sections of pads.

9. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means comprising substantially a continuous one-piece integral element, the mouth of said person being openable and closeable by said person when said external member, internal member and connecting means are in place for removal of facial wrinkles, said internal member being located substantially centrally with respect to the area covered by said external member.

10. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means being formed of a continuous wire element.

11. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means being formed of a continuous wire element, said external member and said internal member being each comprised of a single loop of wire.

12. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means being formed of a continuous wire element, said external member comprising a loop of wire and said internal member comprising a single linear wire element.

13. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means being formed of a continuous wire element, said external member and said internal member being each comprised of multiple loops of wire.

14. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member, said external member, internal member and connecting means being formed of a continuous wire element, the ends of said wire being shaped for inhibiting scratching contact with said flesh.

15. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member; an auxiliary external member and an auxiliary internal member connected to said auxiliary external member; and bridging means for connecting said auxiliary external member to the first-mentioned external member, said bridging means conforming to the contour of said person's lip for applying pressure to wrinkled area on the lip.

16. An arrangement for the removal of facial wrinkles on a person comprising, in combination, an external member for applying pressure against a wrinkled facial area; an internal member insertable into the interior mouth of the person directly within the area covered by said external member, said internal member being located opposite said external member, the person's flesh with said wrinkled area adapted to be held between said external member and said internal member; and connecting means for connecting said external member to said internal member; an auxiliary external member and an auxiliary internal member connected to said auxiliary external member; and bridging means for connecting said auxiliary external member to the first-mentioned external member, said bridging means conforming to the contour of said person's lip for applying pressure to wrinkled area on the lip, said auxiliary members and the first-mentioned members being formed of continuous wire.

Description:
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Facial wrinkle removers are known in the art. The conventional devices heretofore, however, have been ineffective because they restricted the application of pressure to the wrinkled area of a person's face, to the external surface of the flesh. Thus, the conventional devices, in the past, have had no provision for grasping the flesh between the internal part of the mouth and the external part thereof, for example, and thereby apply effectively pressure to the wrinkled area on the outside of the flesh.

It has been found that to remove effectively wrinkles from the skin of a person's face, it is desirable to apply pressure against the wrinkled area on the outside of the face while, at the same time, provide a firm backing support and pressure bearing surface on the interior of the mouth opposite the wrinkled area.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an arrangement for the removal of wrinkles from a person's face by applying pressure against the wrinkled area on the face while, at the same time, providing a backing support for the applied pressure on the interior of the mouth.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a facial wrinkle remover of the foregoing character which conforms flexibly to the contour of a person's face.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a facial wrinkle remover which may be simply and economically fabricated.

It is a particular object of the present invention to provide a facial wrinkle remover, as described, which may be easily inserted in place on a person's face, and which may be comfortably worn.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The objects of the present invention are achieved by providing a wire formed member shaped to include an external part for applying pressure to the exterior surface of the face over the wrinkled area, and an internal part insertable into the mouth for serving as a backing support oppositely behind the external part.

The wire formed member, in accordance with the present invention, is flexible to conform to the contour of a person's face, and serves as a structural frame for receiving pressure applying pads which bear against the internal and external surfaces of the flesh without discomfort to the user.

The wire formed frame structure is, furthermore, shaped to distribute the pressure over the applied area.

Combinations of the present invention may be inserted in place to remove wrinkles from corner's of the mouth, cheeks, and lips, for example.

The novel features which are considered as characteristic for the invention are set forth in particular in the appended claims. The invention itself, however, both as to its construction and its method of operation, together with additional objects and advantages thereof, will be best understood from the following description of specific embodiments when read in connection with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the assembly of wire formed frame member and pressure applying pads, in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the wire formed member taken along line 2--2 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a partial end view of the wire formed member taken along line 3--3 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a front view of another embodiment of the wire formed frame member of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a front view of a further embodiment of the wire formed frame member of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a partial sectional end view taken along line 6--6 in FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a partial side view of the end portion of the frame member of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a partial side view of another embodiment of the frame member of FIG. 4;

FIG. 9 is an elevational view of frame members combined for the removal wrinkles on the upper and lower lips of a person's face, in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 10 is an elevational view of another embodiment of the combination of FIG. 9;

FIG. 11 is a perspective exploded view of another embodiment of the arrangement of FIG. 9; and

FIG. 12 is a perspective view of sectional pressure applying pads useable with the arrangement of FIG. 11.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to the drawing and in particular to FIG. 1, there is provided a wire formed frame member generally denoted by 20. This wire formed frame member has an external pressure applying part 22 and an internal pressure applying part 24 bridged by a wire portion 26.

The wire formed frame member 20 is shaped of a continuous wire terminating in ends 28 and 30 which are blunted or beaded, as shown in the drawing, to prevent scratching of the face of the user.

To form a firm backing support for the pressure applied by the external part 22, the internal part 24 is located directly within the area covered by the wire formed part 22, as shown in FIG. 2. In a preferred embodiment, the internal part 24 is located centrally within the area covered by the part 22.

The part 22 has a curved portion 22a which is shaped to curve against a wrinkle 32, as shown in FIG. 3. Thus, as shown in FIG. 3, if a wrinkle 32 on the surface of the flesh 34 is to be removed, it is preferable that the bowed or curved section 22a of the external part 22 be applied so as to curve opposite and form a concave surface viewed from the wrinkle. The application of the curved portion 22a, in this manner, aids in restoring the unwrinkled surface by causing a bulging effect of the surface against the external part 22.

For the purpose of distributing uniformly the applied pressure from the external part 22, a pressure pad 36 may be applied or slipped over the wire formed part 22. This pressure pad 36 may be hollowed internally to permit the pad to be freely slipped over the part 22. At the same time, the pad 36 may be made of plastics, for example, and permanently attached to the wire of part 22. In a similar manner a pressure pad 38 may be applied on the internal part 24 to avoid discomfort to the user that may result from the applied pressure.

The pressure pads may include perforations or openings 35 which serve as breathing openings for the skin by allowing the skin to have contact with the exterior air.

The pressure pads 36 and 38 may be made of, for example, plastics, cloth, soft cotton or the like. The pressure pads 36 and 38 may be made disposable or for permanent use by being washable, for example. In one possible embodiment, the pressure pads 36 and 38 may be made of plastics which are permanently attached to the external and internal parts 22 and 24, respectively. Disposable cloth or cotton elements may then be slipped over these permanent pressure pads 36 and 38, for example. With such a disposable arrangement, thereby, the device in accordance with the present invention may be readily maintained sanitary.

Whereas the embodiment of FIG. 1 shows a U-shaped structure for the internal part 24, this part 24 may also be made of simply a single wire element 25, as shown in FIG. 4.

To avoid irritation of the local area of the external skin or interior of the mouth, the contact surface of the parts 22 and 24 may be increased to reduce the local pressure, by forming the external part 23 and internal part 27 of multiple loops as shown in FIG. 5. Thus, the use of such multiple wire loops serves to distribute the local pressure over a wider area, as shown in FIG. 6, and this aids in avoiding irritation to the external skin or interior part of the mouth.

The soft cotton cloth slipped over pads 36 and 38 also serve to provide a breathing effect.

In order to avoid scratching of the skin or interior of the mouth by the ends of the wire formed member 20, these ends 28 and 30 may be bead-shaped, as shown in FIG. 1. Depending on the facility of manufacture, however, it is also possible to shape these ends in accordance with the portion 40 shown in FIG. 7. Thus, the end 40 may be curled in a spiral manner so as to protect the surface of the flesh from coming into contact with the end of the wire.

FIG. 8 is another embodiment of applying a pressure pad to the internal frame part 25. In accordance with this construction, the end portion of the element 25 is curved to form a supporting structure for the pressure applying pad 42 which may be slipped over the element 25 by the user, or which may be made a permanent attachment to this element, as discussed above. At the same time, with reduced dimensions, the part 42 may be used solely for the purpose of covering the end of the wire element 25, so as to serve the same purpose as the ends 28, 30, and 40.

In accordance with the present invention, two wire formed members 20 may be combined, as shown in FIG. 9, with an elongated pressure applying pad 44 adapted to apply pressure to an upper or lower lip, for example. In such an arrangement, the two members 20 are applied to the corners of the mouth, and the pad 44 is suspended between the two members 20 and held in place by these members for applying pressure to an upper or lower lip.

FIG. 10 is another embodiment of the arrangement of FIG. 9, in which the arrangement is made of one continuous wire. In this construction, frame members 46 and 48 inserted in place at the corners of the mouth, are connected by a bridging portion 50 which enables the structure to be fabricated from a single continuous wire element and thereby provide an economical design. A pressure applying pad as described supra, may then be readily slipped over the bridging portion 50 for the purpose of applying pressure to an upper or lower lip, for example.

A further embodiment for the removal of wrinkles for the upper or lower lip is shown by the arrangement of FIG. 11. A continuous wire is shaped to form an external pressure applying part 52 and an internal pressure applying part 54 bridged together by a portion 56. The parts 52 and 54 are curved to conform substantially to the curvature or contour of the upper or lower lip. When inserted in place, the internal part 54 is in contact with the interior wall of the mouth, whereas the external part 52 applies pressure to the exterior skin thereof. An internal pressure applying pad 58 and an external pad 60 may be assembled to the parts 54 and 52, respectively, in a manner similar to that described above in relation to pads 36 and 38. These pads 58 and 60, furthermore, may be sectionalized, as shown in FIG. 12, so that instead of one continuous pad 60, sectional portions 60a and 60b are assembled to the pressure applying part 52. With such sectional pads 60a and 60b, it is possible to further localize the pressure to be applied to a particular wrinkled area. Instead of the internal pad 58, moreover, it is also possible to cushion the pressure effect on the interior of the mouth as applied by the part 54, by providing a jacket 62, shown only partially in FIG. 11. Such a jacket 62 may be used to surround the portion of the wire part 54 on the interior of the mouth.

Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of the present invention that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt it for various applications without omitting features that, from the standpoint of prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of the generic or specific aspects of this invention.