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Title:
Press-on eyelashes , eyelash extenders and eyelash fillers
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelash of a wearer includes an adornment support structure for removably adhering to the wearer eyelash upper surfaces, wearer eyelash lower surfaces or wearer eyelash upper and lower surfaces, and supporting an adornment structure such as natural or simulated feathers, butterfly wings, or flower pedals.


Inventors:
Iosilevich, Irina (Boca Raton, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/234365
Publication Date:
01/09/2003
Filing Date:
09/03/2002
Assignee:
IOSILEVICH IRINA
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41G5/02; (IPC1-7): A41G3/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Frank, Kubler L. (13261 S.W. 54th Court, Miramar, FL, 33027, US)
Claims:

I claim as my invention:



1. A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, comprising: an adornment structure secured to and supported by wearer natural eyelashes, said adornment structure comprising one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

2. The false eyelash of claim 1, additionally comprising at least one adhesive strip for securing said adornment structure to wearer natural eyelashes.

3. A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, comprising: an adornment support structure comprising an adornment supporting flange for removably adhering to wearer natural eyelashes, said adornment supporting having an adornment supporting flange upper surface; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by said adornment supporting flange upper surface.

4. The false eyelash of claim 1, wherein said adornment structure comprises at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

5. A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, comprising: an adornment support structure for removably adhering to the base of the eyelashes of a wearer; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by said adornment support structure.

6. The false eyelash of claim 1, wherein said adornment support structure comprises an adornment support flange having an adornment support flange rearward edge which is curved to correspond to and follow a typical curvature of a human eyelid.

7. The false eyelash of claim 6, wherein said adornment support flange has an adornment support flange upper surface, and wherein said adornment structure rests on and is adhered to said adornment support flange upper surface.

8. The false eyelash of claim 2, wherein the eyelashes of the wearer have eyelash upper surfaces and eyelash lower surfaces and eyelash distal ends, wherein said adhesive strip rests against and is adhered to the eyelash upper surfaces.

9. The false eyelash of claim 2, wherein the eyelashes of the wearer have eyelash upper surfaces and eyelash lower surfaces and eyelash distal ends, wherein said adhesive strip rests against and is adhered to the eyelash lower surfaces.

10. The false eyelash of claim 1, wherein the eyelashes of the wearer have eyelash upper surfaces and eyelash lower surfaces and eyelash distal ends, wherein said adhesive strip wraps around the eyelash distal ends and which rests against and is adhered to the eyelash upper surfaces and to the eyelash lower surfaces.

11. The false eyelash of claim 2, wherein said adhesive strip comprises at least two substantially parallel adhesive strip sections secured in series between the eyelash proximal ends and the eyelash distal ends.

12. The false eyelash of claim 2, wherein said adornment support flange comprises said adhesive strip.

13. The false eyelash of claim 5, wherein said adornment structure comprises at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

14. A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelid of a wearer, comprising: an adornment support structure for removably adhering to the wearer eyelid; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by said adornment support structure.

15. The false eyelash of claim 14, wherein said adornment structure comprises at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

Description:

FILING HISTORY

[0001] This application is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 09/876,906, filed on Jun. 8, 2001, and of application serial No. ______, filed on ______.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] 1. Field of the Invention

[0003] The present invention relates generally to the field of cosmetics. More specifically the present invention relates to false eyelashes for removably securing to upper surfaces of wearer natural eyelashes, close to the eyelid, or including eyelid engagement flanges for removably securing to the wearer eyelid. The false eyelashes take the form of eyelash adornment structures, the adornment structures either being of sufficient length to extend along and cover substantially the entire series of wearer natural eyelashes or of shorter length to cover only intermittent segments of the series of natural eyelashes.

[0004] A variety of adornment structures are provided, including but not limited to interconnected series of natural or artificial eyelashes; at least one actual or simulated feather; sections of continuous sheet material which is colored; sheet material configured and colored to simulate one or more butterfly wings, miniature representations of hand fans, flower pedals, stylized mountain ranges, and intertwined segments of rope-like material. Comparatively fragile adornment structures preferably are not secured directly to the wearer natural eyelashes, but instead rest on and are glued to the upper surface of an adornment supporting flange which is in turn secured to upper surfaces of wearer natural eyelashes. For embodiments having the eyelid engagement flange, the adornment supporting flange is joined to and preferably integral with the eyelid engagement flange and protrudes forwardly from the eyelid over the wearer natural eyelashes.

[0005] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0006] There have long been false eyelashes for enhancing or exaggerating the appearance of natural eyelashes. These prior false eyelashes typically each consist of a sheet of material divided at its distal ends to simulate the appearance of natural eyelashes and have a proximal connection edge which is secured to the wearer eyelid by glue, such as a brand known as KRAZIE-GLUE™. A single false eyelash structure is glued above existing eyelashes, or a series of segments of false eyelash structures are interspersed among the natural eyelashes of each eye. A problem presented by these prior art false eyelashes has been their limited range of aesthetic style, artistic quality and general appearance. Another problem is that no significant adornment structure apart from simulated eyelashes themselves can be supported by the line of contact of the glued proximal connection edge of the false eyelash.

[0007] Specific false eyelash designs are revealed in a variety of prior patents, including Hosokawa, U.S. Pat. No. 3,880,175, issued on Apr. 29, 1975, for a false eyelash structure including a number of hair units mounted on a supporting yarn and bonded to a plastic film mounted to the eyelid; Goodman, U.S. Pat. No. 2,835,259, issued on May 20, 1958, for artificial eyelashes simulating natural eyelashes and attached to the user eyelid; Aylott, U.S. Pat. No. 4,018,336, issued on Apr. 19, 1977 for a packaging of artificial eyelashes which convex in side elevation and include several lashes held together by a base strand and mounted to a surface; Nessler, U.S. Pat. No. 1,450,259, issued on Apr. 3, 1923, for artificial eyelashes and method of making them, the eyelashes simulating the appearance of natural eyelashes and secured to the user eyelid; Han, U.S. Pat. No. 6,029,674, issued on Feb. 29, 2000, for an adhesive device for attaching a false eyelash to an eyelid, including a core and an adhesive coating that surrounds the core so as to form an attaching element; McCullough, U.S. Pat. No. 3,447,542, issued on Jun. 3, 1969 for a combination eyeliner and false eyelash, including strips of paper-thin leather die-cut into arcuate-shaped liners for permanently bonding to the liners, using glue; Aylott, U.S. Pat. No. 3,935,872, issued on Feb. 3, 1976, for a packaging of artificial eyelashes having two removable applicators on each of which an eyelash set is mounted; Han, U.S. Pat. No. 6,308,716, issued on Oct. 30, 2001, for a core for an adhesive device for attaching a false eyelash to an eyelid; Weld, U.S. Pat. No. 3,266,500, issued on Aug. 16, 1966, for an artificial eyelash and adhesive coloring device for attachment to upper eyelids; and Glasser, U.S. Pat. No. 3,362,417, issued on Jan. 9, 1968, for a feather article for adornment of the human eye and methods of producing the article, including a portion of a feather, without its shaft, having a length sufficient to enable it to be attached to a human eyelid and to substantially overlie the eyelashes of the eyelid.

[0008] It is thus an object of the present invention to provide false eyelashes which are removably glued directly to upper surfaces of wearer natural eyelashes with a suitable adhesive, such as a thick mascara, to provide adequate support for any one of a wide variety of imaginative and colorful artistic adornment structures.

[0009] It is alternatively an object of the present invention to provide false eyelashes which include a support structure having a sufficiently broad wearer eyelid contact surface.

[0010] It is another object of the present invention to provide false eyelashes of the latter embodiment which mount securely but readily removably to wearer eyelids above natural eyelashes.

[0011] It is still another object of the present invention to provide such false eyelashes which are simple in construction.

[0012] It is finally an object of the present invention to provide such false eyelashes which are inexpensive to manufacture.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0013] The present invention accomplishes the above-stated objectives, as well as others, as may be determined by a fair reading and interpretation of the entire specification.

[0014] A false eyelash is provided for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, the false eyelash including an adornment structure secured to and supported by wearer natural eyelashes, the adornment structure including one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

[0015] The false eyelash preferably additionally includes at least one adhesive strip for securing the adornment structure to wearer natural eyelashes. A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, including an adornment support structure having an adornment supporting flange for removably adhering to wearer natural eyelashes, the adornment supporting having an adornment supporting flange upper surface; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by the adornment supporting flange upper surface. The adornment structure preferably includes at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

[0016] A false eyelash for removable application to the eyelashes of a wearer, the false eyelash including an adornment support structure for removably adhering to the base of the eyelashes of a wearer; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by the adornment support structure. The adornment support structure preferably includes an adornment support flange having an adornment support flange rearward edge which is curved to correspond to and follow a typical curvature of a human eyelid. The adornment support flange has an adornment support flange upper surface, and the adornment structure preferably rests on and is adhered to the adornment support flange upper surface. The eyelashes of the wearer have eyelash upper surfaces and eyelash lower surfaces and eyelash distal ends, and the adhesive strip preferably rests against and is adhered to either the eyelash upper surfaces, the eyelash lower surfaces, or the eyelash upper and lower surfaces.

[0017] The adhesive strip preferably includes at least two substantially parallel adhesive strip sections secured in series between the eyelash proximal ends and the eyelash distal ends. The adornment support flange comprises the adhesive strip. The adornment structure preferably includes at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

[0018] A false eyelash is further provided for removable application to the eyelid of a wearer, including an adornment support structure for removably adhering to the wearer eyelid; and an adornment structure secured to and supported by the adornment support structure. The adornment structure preferably includes at least one of: natural feathers, simulated feathers, sheet material configured and colored to simulate one of: butterfly wings, flower pedals, mountains and intertwined segments of cord material.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0019] Various other objects, advantages, and features of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the following discussion taken in conjunction with the following drawings, in which:

[0020] FIG. 1 is a side view of one of the inventive false eyelashes of the first embodiment secured to a wearer eyelid.

[0021] FIG. 2 is an exploded view the false eyelash of FIG. 1, positioned directly forwardly of a wearer eyelid for gluing onto the eyelashes.

[0022] FIG. 3 is a top perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with false eyelashes of the first embodiment secured to the wearer eyelash upper surfaces, the false eyelashes taking the form of intermittent generally rectangular sections of continuous sheet material.

[0023] FIG. 4 is a top perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with false eyelashes of the first embodiment secured to the wearer eyelash upper surfaces, the false eyelashes taking the form of intermittent generally triangular sections of continuous sheet material.

[0024] FIG. 5 is a top perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with false eyelashes of the first embodiment secured to the wearer eyelash upper surfaces, the false eyelashes taking the form of a intermittent series of eyelash strands, which may be either artificial or natural.

[0025] FIG. 6 is a side perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with three adjacent adhesive strips secured to the top surfaces of the wearer eyelashes.

[0026] FIG. 6a is a side perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with three adjacent adhesive strips secured to the bottom surfaces of the wearer eyelashes.

[0027] FIG. 7 is a side perspective view of a wearer eyelid and eyelashes with three adjacent adhesive strips wrapping around the distal ends of the wearer eyelashes and secured to the top and bottom surfaces of the wearer eyelashes.

[0028] FIG. 8 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a simulated butterfly wing.

[0029] FIG. 9 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a simulated intertwined bundle of cord segments.

[0030] FIG. 10 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a simulated pair of butterfly wings.

[0031] FIG. 11 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a cluster of dark strands.

[0032] FIG. 12 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is another style of simulated butterfly wing.

[0033] FIG. 13 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a simulated flower pedals.

[0034] FIG. 14 is a front view of the apparatus secured to a wearer eyelid, where the adornment structure is a range of simulated mountains.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0035] As required, detailed embodiments of the present invention are disclosed herein; however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention which may be embodied in various forms. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed structure.

[0036] Reference is now made to the drawings, wherein like characteristics and features of the present invention shown in the various FIGURES are designated by the same reference numerals.

First Preferred Embodiment

[0037] Referring to FIGS. 1-5 and 8-14, a first embodiment of false eyelashes 10 are disclosed for removably securing to upper surfaces of wearer natural eyelashes N, close to the eyelid E. False eyelashes 10 take the form of eyelash adornment structures 40, the adornment structures 40 either being of sufficient lateral extent to extend laterally along and cover substantially the entire series of wearer natural eyelashes N, or of shorter length to cover only intermittent segments of the series of natural eyelashes N.

[0038] A variety of adornment structures 40 are provided, including but not limited to interconnected series of natural or artificial eyelashes N (see FIG. 5); at least one actual or simulated feather (see FIG. 7); sections of continuous sheet material which is colored (see FIG. 3); sheet material configured and colored to simulate one or more butterfly wings (see FIGS. 8, 10 and 12), miniature representations of hand fans (not shown), flower pedals (see FIG. 13), stylized mountain ranges (see FIG. 14), and intertwined segments of rope-like material (see FIG. 9). Individual pieces or bunches of fibers may form adornment structures 40, and examples of material from which such adornment structures 40 are fabricated include rayon, nylon, silk, feathers, plastic, aluminum foil, cardboard and cloth. Use of other suitable adornment structure 40 materials is contemplated.

[0039] Comparatively fragile adornment structures 40 preferably are not secured directly to the wearer natural eyelashes N, but instead rest on and are glued to the upper surface of an adornment support structure 20 in the form of an adornment support flange 24 which is in turn secured to upper surfaces of wearer natural eyelashes N.

[0040] Adornment structure 40 or adornment support structure 20 preferably includes at least one and preferably three separate and laterally adjacent adhesive strips 42 for holding the false eyelashes 10 together and for anchoring the false eyelashes 10 to the wearer natural eyelashes N. See FIGS. 6 and 7. Each strip 42 preferably is formed of a flexible sheet such as of fabric, plastic or paper provided with adhesive on a strip first side 42a and a cover sheet 44 removably adhering to the adhesive to cover the strip first side 42a until the false eyelashes 10 are to be used. Then the cover sheet 44 is peeled away from the given strip 42 and the strip first side 42a is pressed firmly with user fingertips against the upper surfaces of a group of wearer natural eyelashes N next to the base or root of the wearer natural eyelashes N, as shown in FIG. 6, to the lower surfaces of a group of wearer natural eyelashes N once again next to the base or root of the wearer natural eyelashes N, as shown in FIG. 6a, or wraps around the distal tips of the wearer natural eyelashes N and adheres both to the eyelash L upper and lower surfaces, as shown in FIG. 7, to support heavier adornment structures 40. Multiple laterally adjacent narrow strips 42 are preferred because a wide single strip 42 sometimes can flatten the curvature of the wearer natural eyelashes N as well as the false eyelashes 10, producing an unappealing and unnatural appearance and could make the false eyelashes 10 heavier.

[0041] The preferred adhesive provided on strip first side 42a is a suitable mascara or other adhesive. The preferred glue is a suitable mascara or other adhesive which can be easily removed with an eye make-up remover. Thus, to remove the false eyelashes 10, the adhesive on strip first side 42a preferably is neutralized by applying a cotton pad saturated with eye make-up remover or mineral oil. The preferred materials from which the support structure is made include plastic, cardboard, cloth and aluminum foil. The preferred materials from which the adornment structures are made once again include plastic, cardboard and cloth.

[0042] While the invention has been described, disclosed, illustrated and shown in various terms or certain embodiments or modifications which it has assumed in practice, the scope of the invention is not intended to be, nor should it be deemed to be, limited thereby and such other modifications or embodiments as may be suggested by the teachings herein are particularly reserved especially as they fall within the breadth and scope of the claims here appended.