US 3524443 A
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United States Patent  Inventor Helen W. Batlin 2825 Pierce St., San Francisco, California 94123  Appl. No. 659,575  Filed Aug. 8, 1967  Patented Aug. 18, 1970  FACIAL SKIN SUPPORTING DEVICE 1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figs.
 US. Cl 128/76, 132/48, 24/132  Int. Cl A6l1'5/0l  Field of Search 128/76, 76B,163;2/171.2; 132/1,46, 48;24/74, 120, 132, 115, 115.8, 116
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,559,732 11/1925 Arnold 128/76 1,654,560 l/l928 Sterling 132/48 2,595,462 5/1952 Johnson 24/1 15.8 2,896,613 7/1959 Br0wn..... 128/76 3,154,071 10/1964 Haagen 128/76 Primary Examiner- Richard A. Gaudet Assistant Exam'iner Ronald L. Frinks Attorney- Douglas T., Corbin ABSTRACT: A facial skin uplifting device to be worn over Patented Aug. 18, 1970 3,524,443
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HfLf/V w BAH/N FACIAL SKIN SUPPORTING DEVICE This invention relates in general to a facial skin supporting device and more particularly to a cosmetic device for older men and women which adheres to and temporarily supports the facia at the sides of the head between the ears and eyes or the forehead so as to eliminate wrinkles.
An object of this invention is to provide a device of the type aforementioned which is easily applicable to the facial skin and which is out of sight in use.
A further object of this invention is to provide such a cosmetic device which is capable of adjustment by the user to various head sizes and hair styles and which also may be adjusted to provide a greater or lesser degree of uplift to the skin, as desired.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a facial skin uplift device for temporary use which incorporates replaceable adhesive pads.
Another object of this invention is to provide a facial uplift device which may be applied loosely by the wearer and uplift tension adjusted while in place.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent during the course of the description which follows.
In the drawings:
FIGURE 1 is an overall view of the device of this invention showing the facial pads, tension strings and anchor assembly for said strings.
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged, detailed view of the string anchor of this invention.
FIGURE 3 shows the manner in which the pads may be positioned on the sides of the face.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like characters refer to like parts throughout, there is shown a pair of generally rectangular pressure-sensitive adhesive coated pads, 10. Preferably they are about one inch square and are clear or tinted to approximate skin color. One side only of each of these plastic pads is adhesive coated, and it is most convenient to protect the coated side with paper which may be peeled off just before using the device.
These pads, which are disposable and replaceable, are each provided with a clear or skin colored, resilient connector 12, preferably of soft surgical-quality rubber. Connectors I2 are bonded to the plastic pads at junction points 14 and are themselves pierced at 16 for receipt of safety-pin type holders 18. These holders may be unhooked from the connectors 12 to permit that portion of the apparatus not yet described to be reused when the pads and integral rubber connectors are discarded and replaced.
Flesh or neutral colored nylon lines 20 extend between the rubber connectors and the anchor 22. The lines 20 are threaded through the holes 24 of the pressed steel plate 26 having a raised spine 28 or anvil and a boss 30 at one end thereof. A spring wire retaining clip 32 is pivoted at one end of the plate 26 and is surrounded by a small tightly fitting sleeve looped at one end, which gives the wearer something to grasp and pull upon.
To use the device, the wearer strips off the paper protecting the adhesive bearing sides'of pads 10 and applies one pad to each side of the face in the area between the eyes and ears, or to the forehead. Since the hair must be worn in a style which will permit covering the pads, the hair will be held back with one hand as the pads are applied.
The lines 20 are then arranged within and beneath the hair and the anchor 22 placed more or less on top of the head, but out of sight beneath the hair. A few strands of hair are caught in the clip to prevent the anchor from riding up or down, and
the clip is closed over boss 30.
Next, the end-loop of the lines lS pulled until the proper amount of upward tension is placed on pads 10 which in turn lift the skin to counteract any lining and sagging which aging may have produced.
As noted, the connectors 12 are preferably of resilient surgical-quality rubber. This is an arrangement superior to attaching the lines 20 directly to the pads 10 because the face might become contorted at various times during eating, talking, or especially laughing, if a rigid connection were present. The rubber connectors soften the effect on the face. Also, the elastic connectors permit tension to be maintained at all times, irrespective of movement of the facial muscles.
1. ln a device for temporarily uplifting facial skin:
(a) a nylon line of a color that is substantially unnoticeable when applied over the skin and hair of a wearer and having two ends,
(b) an elongate connector strip of resilient, soft surgical quality rubber detachably secured to each of said ends, said connector strip being of a color which renders it substantially unnoticeable when applied to the skin of a wearer,
(c) an adhesive pad attached to each connector strip at the end remote from the end secured to a line end and having a pressure sensitive adhesive on one face thereof,
(d) a plate having two pairs of spaced holes with an extent of said line being threaded through each pair of holes, the extent of line passing through one pair of holes being spaced from the extent passing through the other pair of holes, said plate having a raised boss, at one end; and
(e) a spring wire retaining clip hingedly mounted on the end of said plate remote from said boss and having a closed end fitting over said boss whereby intermediate portions of the clip engage the extents of the line between said holes to force them against the plate and hold the extents of the line in an adjusted position.