Title:
''3D-LASHES PERFECT BONDING SYSTEM''
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A method for applying eye lashes using artificial eyelashes includes the steps of: providing an object of having upper eye lashes and lower eye lashes; providing a set of artificial eyelashes having a predetermined length; applying an attaching element onto a portion of the at least one of the artificial eyelashes; and connecting the portion of one of the artificial eyelashes with one of the upper eye lashes such that a gap exist between the artificial eyelashes along the one of the upper eye lashes between a tip of the port and upper eyelid.



Inventors:
Mckinstry, Lin (Tustin, CA, US)
Sun, Ian (Tustin, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/189330
Publication Date:
02/01/2007
Filing Date:
07/26/2005
Assignee:
3D-BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41G3/00
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Primary Examiner:
DOAN, ROBYN KIEU
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Polly D. Heseman. P.A. (Lauderdale By The Sea, FL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A method for applying eye lashes using artificial eyelashes, the method comprising the steps of: providing an object of having upper eye lashes and lower eye lashes; providing a set of artificial eyelashes having a predetermined length; applying an attaching element onto a portion of the at least one of the artificial eyelashes; and connecting the portion of one of the artificial eyelashes with one of the upper eye lashes such that a gap exists between the artificial eyelashes along the one of the upper eye lashes between a tip of the port and upper eyelid.

2. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of completely covering the lower eye lashes, thereby avoiding entanglement of the upper and the lower lashes when applying the artificial eye lashes.

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of disconnecting the artificial eyelashes from the upper eyelashes using microbrush dipped in disconnecting fluid.

4. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of applying at a center of an upper eyelid.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of covering the lower eye lashes comprises using a member having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, the second side being capable of sticking onto the lower eyelashes and completely cover the lower eyelashes.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the object is a real human with real upper and lower eye lashes.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein the object is a mannequin head with fake upper and lower eye lashes.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The invention pertains to the field of filament extensions. More particularly, the invention pertains to eye lash extensions.

2. Description of Related Art

Artificial eye lashes are known. U.S. Pat. No. 4,029,111 to Barton discloses an eye make-up device which includes a group of natural or artificial hair filaments connected together and adapted to be applied to the eyelid of a wearer in a position of extension along the edge of the lid to serve as eyeliner. This group of filaments is preferably attached to a series of eyelashes, which project from the group of filaments to form a composite eyeliner and eyelash unit.

Hair extension is also known. U.S. Pat. No. 6,832,614 to Frazier discloses various embodiments of wefted hair extension attachments include attachment strands extending from the weft edge of the attachment. These attachment strands are braided or intertwined directly into the braids formed in the native hair of the wearer as those braids are being formed, without need for additional sewing and thread, adhesives, or other attachment apparatus. Use of the present hair extensions saves considerable time for both the person who is installing the hair extensions on the wearer, as well as for the wearer. This is due to the combining of the braiding of the wearer's native hair into an attachment braid or braids, and the securing of the hair extension(s) to the braid(s), in a single step, rather than requiring the braids to be formed and then attaching the hair extensions in a subsequent step, as is accomplished conventionally.

Due to the nature of human hair, the amount of hair on a human scalp is much more than eye lashes. Therefore, a one-on-one hair extension in that a single hair filament is attached to a single human hair is very cumbersome. With regard to human eye lashes, due to the limited number of extensions needed, a one-on-one lash extension is viable and can be achieved without a great deal of human effort. Therefore, it is desirable to provide a one-on-one eye lash extension using an improved method therefore to achieve a relatively long lasting and ascetically please effect.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A method for improved eye lash extension having a plurality of artificial eye lashes with each eye lash a fixed onto a single natural eye lash is provided.

A method for applying eye lashes using artificial eyelashes is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing an object of having upper eye lashes and lower eye lashes; providing a set of artificial eyelashes having a predetermined length; applying an attaching element onto a portion of the at least one of the artificial eyelashes; and connecting the portion of one of the artificial eyelashes with one of the upper eye lashes such that a gap exist between the artificial eyelashes along the one of the upper eye lashes between a tip of the port and upper eyelid.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 shows a first type of known artificial eye lash.

FIG. 2 shows a second type of known artificial eye lash.

FIGS. 3A-3C show a method for preparing a customer for applying the present invention.

FIG. 4 shows a list of things needed for practicing the present invention.

FIGS. 4A-4D, show a process of creating a practicing environment of the present invention and also practicing the same.

FIG. 4C′ depicts a wrong or undesirable covering of practicing lower lashes in the practice of the present invention.

FIG. 5 shows a contoured depiction of human eye lashes of one eye or that of a practicing model.

FIGS. 5a-5e show a method of applying 3D lashes™ onto natural upper eye lashes.

FIG. 6-6c show the relative positioning of 3D lashes™ in relation to natural upper eye lashes.

FIGS. 7-7b show a method of disengaging 3D lashes™ from natural upper eye lashes.

FIGS. 8-8a show a depiction of applying glue onto a 3D lash™.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIGS. 3A-3C, a method for preparing a customer for applying the present invention is shown. A contoured lower eyelid tape member 10 that has two surfaces with one surface capable of sticking onto human skin surface is provided. Contoured lower eyelid tape member 10 is cut such that it is disposed to cover completely the lower natural eye lashes of the customer so than no entanglement of the lower natural lashes with the upper lashes of the customer may occur.

Natural upper eye lashes 12 of a customer is now disposed to be used according to the present invention. A contoured upper eyelid tape member 14 is provided to cover the upper eyelid of the customer yet leaving sufficient natural upper eye lashes for the application of the present invention.

For beginners and persons who desire to learn or improve their respective skills in applying the method of the present invention, it is desirable to practice on an artificial object such as a mannequin before applying the same to a live person. Referring to FIG. 4, a list of things needed for practicing the present invention is shown. The list includes a mannequin head 16, a set of practicing upper lashes 18 (only two shown), a set of practicing lower lashes 20 (also only two shown), self adhesive paper 22 (only one sheet shown), a pair of scissors 24, colored tape 26 and eye gel pad 28 preferably the type with an anti-wrinkle ingredient (only two shown).

Referring to FIGS. 4A-4D, a process of creating a practicing environment of the present invention and also practicing the same is shown. One practicing upper lashes 18 is taking out of its package and placed onto a suitable location of the mannequin head 16. A suitable length of colored tape 26 is oriented such that the practicing upper lashes 18 is taped firmly onto the suitable location of mannequin head 16. In turn, practicing lower lashes 20 is taking out of its package and placing onto a suitable location of the mannequin head 16. Practicing lower lashes 20 is then covered and affixed onto mannequin head 16 by a suitable piece of self adhesive paper 22 which is cut out of self adhesive paper 22. To avoid entanglement between practicing upper lashes 18 and practicing lower lashes 20, practicing lower lashes 20 should be completely covered by self adhesive paper 22. FIG. 4C′ depicts a wrong or undesirable covering of practicing lower lashes 20 by self adhesive paper 22 as indicated by the exposed portion of practicing lower lashes 20. In other words, no portion of practicing lower lashes 20 is to be left exposed so that entanglements with practicing upper lashes 18 may occur. At this juncture, trim the exposed practicing upper lashes 18 with scissors 24 such that the practicing upper lashes 18 is best disposed for practicing.

Referring to FIG. 5, a contoured depiction of human eye lashes of one eye or that of a practicing model is shown. The contoured depiction divides the model into various regions. The regions are region L, region M, region S, and region O. A set of 3D lashes™ 30 having different lengths is provided. Region L is the region wherein the longest applicable 3D lashes™ 30 are applied. Region M is the region wherein the medium length of applicable 3D lashes™ 30 are applied. Region S is the region wherein the shortest length of applicable 3D lashes™ 30 are applied. Region 0 is the region wherein no 3D lashes™ 30 is applied. As can be seen, there are two regions with length M in FIG. 5.

Referring to FIGS. 5a-5e, a method of applying 3D lashes™ 30 onto natural upper eye lashes 12 is shown. It is noted the method is for use by a right handed operator. In FIG. 5a, the first 3D lashes™ 30, L1 is applied or attached. Referring now to FIG. 5b, a first set of substantially evenly dispersed points is chosen on the contoured depiction and is applied by the operator from left most point of the set to the right most point. In other words, the operator applies 3D lashes™ 30 onto natural upper eye lashes 12 in the following order M1, S1, M2, L2, and M3. In turn, a second set of points in the immediate neighborhood M1, S1, M2, L2, and M3, as well as to the right of the same is chosen and used to apply more 3D lashes™ 30 onto natural upper eye lashes 12, as shown in FIG. 5c. In other words, M11, S11, M21, L21, and M31 are applied to each respective points immediately to the right of M1, S1, M2, L2, and M3. Following this order of applying 3D lashes™ 30 on points immediately to the right of the previous points, a total of approximately thirty 3D lashes™ 30 is applied as shown in FIG. 5d. As can be seen, for right handed persons or operators, the 3D lashes™ 30 are applied from left to right as shown in FIG. 5E.

For left handed operators, the method of applying 3D lashes™ 30 onto natural upper eye lashes 12 in a reverse order are used. Referring to FIG. 5E′, the application of 3D lashes™ 30 from right to left is shown.

Referring to FIGS. 6-6c, the relative positioning of 3D lashes™ 30 in relation to natural upper eye lashes 12 is shown. 3D lashes™ 30 must not touch upper eye lid 34 while being applied onto natural upper eye lashes 12. The gap 32 defines the distance along natural upper eye lashes 12 between upper eye lid 34 and the proximity end of 3D lashes™ 30.

Referring to FIGS. 7-7b, a method of disengaging 3D lashes™ 30 from natural upper eye lashes 12 is shown. A pair of micro-fiber brush 36 (first micro-fiber brush 36 and second micro-fiber brush 36) and a removal fluid 38 is provided. Hold the first micro-fiber brush 36 in one hand, dip the same into removal fluid 38 such that micro-fiber brush 36 has some removal fluid 38 at its tip, and touch the tip of the second micro-fiber brush 36 with the first micro-fiber brush 36 such that each micro-fiber brush 36 has some removal fluid 38 at their respective tip but not enough to be saturated with removal fluid 38. Slowly and gently brush the vicinity of 3D lashes™ 30 and natural upper eye lashes 12 connecting portions a few times. And using the micro-fiber brush 36 to remove the unwanted 3D lashes™ 30. Clean natural upper eye lashes 12 with water and do not allow removal fluid 38 to get into contact with skin such as the eyelids and their respective surrounding areas.

Referring to FIGS. 8-8a, a depiction of applying glue 42 onto a 3D lash™ 30 is shown. A practitioner holds in his or her hand tweezers 40 and picks up the 3D lash™ 30. she in turn dips one half to two third of the 3D lash™ 30 into glue holder 44 and manipulate lash 30 such that connection with natural upper eye lashes 12 or practicing upper lashes 18 are achieved.

Accordingly, it is to be understood that the embodiments of the invention herein described are merely illustrative of the application of the principles of the invention. Reference herein to details of the illustrated embodiments is not intended to limit the scope of the claims, which themselves recite those features regarded as essential to the invention.