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Publication numberUS2760264 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 28, 1956
Filing dateJul 18, 1952
Priority dateJul 18, 1952
Publication numberUS 2760264 A, US 2760264A, US-A-2760264, US2760264 A, US2760264A
InventorsJavits Benjamin A
Original AssigneeJavits Benjamin A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device to aid in attaching false eyelashes to real eyelashes and for trimming the same
US 2760264 A
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Aug. 28, 1956 B. A. JAVlTS 2,760,264


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BY W 3? m-ronmsys Aug. 28. 1956- B. A. JAVITS 2,760,264



Application July 18, 1952, Serial No. 299,621

1 Claim. (Cl. 30131) procedure requiring the services of a trained make-up expert because of the inherent difficulty of the operation and the inability of the user to properly apply false eyelashes herself.

Accordingly, it is a primary object of the present invention to provide a device of the character indicated which is adapted for the simultaneous attachment of a plurality of eyelashes and which is designed and arranged in such a manner as to cut or trim the false eyelashes after attachment in a single operation.

In its principal aspect, the present invention comprises a device having a pair of pivoted scissor-like members, one of which is adapted for retaining a removable carrier or mounting block which supports a plurality of spaced apart false eyelashes along a lateral edge thereof. The carrier is supported on one of said pivoted members in such a manner that the untrimmed eyelashes are disposed between the cutting edges of both scissor-like members in their open position in order that the false eyelashes may be tn'mmed speedily and easily after attachment by simply drawing together the handle portions of the scissor-like members. The scissor-like members or jaws are preferably arcuate so that the trimming operation will result in diminishing the length of the attached eyelashes from the center of the eyelid toward the corners of the eye.

The foregoing features as well as additional features and advantages of the invention will be readily understood in the course of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention and wherein:

Fig. l is a front elevational view of the device in closed position and without the eyelash carrier attached;

Fig. 2 is a rear elevational view of the device in open position prior to the attachment of the eyelashes and with the eyelash carrier in mounted position;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the operation of the device;

Fig. 4 is a side view taken in the direction of arrow F4 in Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of the lower mounting element or blade of the device which supports the eyelash carrier;

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 showing the eyelash carrier in the process of being mounted;

Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 showing the eyelash carrier in final mounted position;

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary exploded view showing the lower mounting element of the device and the eyelash carrier; and

Fig. 9 is a sectional view taken on line 9-9 of Fig. 1 and illustrating the trimming action of the device.

Patented Aug. 28, 1956 Referring first to Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, the device comprises a lower arm10 and an upper arm 11 pivoted at the forward end of the device as at 12 and provided with elongated shank portions 10a and 11a respectively, each of which terminate rearwardly in the finger-hold ring 13 for receiving the thumb and forefinger of the users hand in order to conveniently operate the device. Upper arm 11 is provided with an angularly offset cutting element 14 preferably formed integrally with said upper arm. Lower arm 10 is provided also with a cutting element 15 which cooperates with cutting element 14 to trim the false eyelashes after attachment in a manner to be subsequently described.

Cutting element 15 of lower arm 10 is also designed in such a manner as to permit the removable support of a carrier or mounting block 16 having a plurality of false eyelashes 18 attached thereto by means of any suitable adhesive agent. For this purpose cutting element 15 is provided on its undersurface with a wedge-shaped integral projection 17 which is preferably undercut to define the forwardly convergent mounting channels 17a and an overhanging mounting lip 19 (see Figs. 8 and 9) which serve to retain the eyelash carrier 16, as will now be described.

Carrier 16 is made of any suitable material such as rubber or synthetic plastic and is formed with a central, forwardly convergent wedge-shaped opening 20 approximately twice the length of the mounting projection 17 of cutting element 15. Carrier 16 and opening 20 are so dimensioned with respect to mounting projection 17 that the widest rearward portion of said opening may be passed over the overhanging mounting lip 19 and the carrier then moved rearwardly in the direction of the arrow in Fig. 6 to be snugly but removably retained in operative position, as best shown in Fig. 7. Of course it will be understood that in the position of Fig. 7, the lateral or upper mounting edge 16a of carrier 16 will lie substantially in the same plane with the lateral cutting surface of cutting element 15.

When carrier 16 supporting a plurality of false eyelashes 18 is mounted on the device, as best shown in Figs. 7 and 9, said eyelashes will traverse the path of the cutting elements 14 and 15 and the eyelashes will be cut to the contour of the cutting edges of said cutting elements when the device is brought into the closed condition illustrated in Fig. 1. Cutting elements 14 and 15 are preferably arcuately shaped, as best shown in Fig. 4 so that the trimming operation will result in diminishing the length of the attached eyelashes from the center of the eyelid toward the corners of the eye.

In actual operation the carrier 16 supporting the false eyelashes 18 is mounted on the projection 17 of cutting element 15 in the manner previously described. The free ends of false eyelashes 18 may then be secured to the natural eyelashes using any suitable cementing agent. Finally after the false eyelashes 18 have become securely attached to the natural eyelashes, cutting elements 14 and 15 are made to approach each :other and to assume the closed position of Fig. l by manipulation of the fingerhold rings 13 whereupon the false eyelashes will be cut or trimmed in a single operation with their length di minishing from the center of the eyelid out toward the corners of the eye.

The design and arrangement of the device of the present invention is extremely simple and allows the user to readily attach and trim false eyelashes after attachment without requiring the services of a trained make-up expert.

It will be understood that variations may be made in the sequence of operations in the use of the device. For example the false eyelashes 18 supported on carrier 16 may first be attached to the natural eyelashes of the user after which the carrier may he readily mounted on the cutting element 16 prior to the trimming operation.

Since certain modifications may be made in the device of the present invention without departing from the scope theredf, it is intended "that all matter ceii'tai ned in the foregihg 'd's'cfiptifin ajfid sh biiin in the ompanying di'awing be ii'1tfp 'reted merely as illiil'sti atitfe and not in a limiting sense;

What is claimed is: y

A device to aid in attaching false eyelashes to "real eyelashes and f6'r firmi g the 88.13110 cbmp'risin'g a pair of n eta11y interconnected members, a butting ele- Ylt an each of Said affn's, ''lid eu'uifig elements being areu tel'y shaped and angular-1y unset with res ect to said anus, 2 false yelash "tiaffii' 6n ene side at but: 6f 'siiid (flitting le'iiiefitS fifid'te frtfifn the 'bthei' 01 said cutting elements, a mounting eliii'efit iafofe'ctih'g frem the side of said-(me cuttin element 'ote fl'tim said other cuttin element and defining 'oia'pbsitely disposed :cs'verhang'in'g members, said eyelash carrier having a centrally disposed 'eb'ening defined therein by foiwardly converging Walls tor receiving and teleasalily engaging said 'inounti'n'g eleinent, and adhesive means on said carrier to secure 'a'plurx'Iity -of "spaced apart false eyelashes -thereto and across the path of said cutting elements so that the false eyelashes extend beyond said cutting elements to be attached to real eyelashes and to hold the same securely on said carrier While they are trimmed by said cutting elements, said eyelashes,'being trimmed by said cutting elements in an arc equal to the arcuate shape of said cutting elements.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 303,849 Hellman Aug. 19, 1884 403,500 Wingenr'oth May 14, 1889 516,119 Rudolph Mar. 6, 1894 1,055,341 Logsdon Mar. 11, 1913 2,215,125 Maltz Sept 17, 1940 2,255,812 Rickman Sept. 16, 1941 2,347,049 Green Apr. 18, 1944 2,619,965 Goldstone Dec. 2, 1952 2,688,186 Kraepelin Sept. 7, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 29,2 72 Austria July 25, 1907 481,469 Great Britain Mar. 11, 1938

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U.S. Classification30/131, 30/257, D28/36, 132/56, 132/53
International ClassificationA41G5/00, A41G5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41G5/02
European ClassificationA41G5/02