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Publication numberUS3804083 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1974
Filing dateJan 23, 1973
Priority dateJan 28, 1972
Also published asCA1001508A1, DE2304900A1
Publication numberUS 3804083 A, US 3804083A, US-A-3804083, US3804083 A, US3804083A
InventorsTupper E
Original AssigneeTup Sa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Facial wear
US 3804083 A
A device for applying to the face, and specifically under, or beside, the eyes, has a suitable contoured area for holding a pad (e.g. moistened with astringent liquid) against the facial region and attachment means to keep the contoured area in place. It usually extends over the nose and beneath both eyes, and can be resiliently biassed to improve its grip.
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United States Patent 1191. Tupper I 4] FACIAL WEAR [75] Inventor: Earl Silas Tupper, Panama City,

' 1 Panama 1 [73] Assignee: Tup! (Panama) S.A. Via Espana,

Panama City, Panama 1 22 Filed: 1911.23, 1973 [21] Appl. No; 326,079

{30] Foreign Application Priority Data Jan. 28, [972 Great Britain 4025/72 [52] US. Cl 128/76 B [51] Int. Cl. A6lf 5/08 [58] Field of Search 128/76, 163, 380, 403, v 1 128/410 [5 6]. 4 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,642,661 9/1927 Robinson 128/163 2,543,104 2/1951 Golding.; ..128/163 Apr. 16, 1974 3,354,884 11/1967 Rudo 128/163'X 869,741 10/1907 Seitzman. 1'28/163 ux 1,550,595 8/1925 Taylor.'. 128/76 2,504,791 4/1950 Baron 1 128/76 3,339,206 9/1'9'67 Daley 128/163 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 7 490,842 6/1928 Germany l28/l63 Italy 128/76 Primary ExaminerRichard,A. Gaudet Assistant Examiner-J. Yasko Attorney, Agent, or Firm- -Richard Wiener [57] ABSTRACT A device for applying .tothe face, and specifically under, or beside, the eyes, has a suitable contoured area for holding a pad (e.g. moistened with astringent liquid) against the facial region and attachment means to keep the contoured area in place. It usually extends over the nose and beneath both eyes, and can be resiliently biassed to improve its grip.

1 Claim, 7 Drawing Figures PATENTED 16 m4 3 804' 0813 SHEET 2 [IF 2 FACIAL WEAR This invention relates to devices for applying to the face to prevent or minimise wrinkles, especially in those regions below and beside-the eye's. I

It is a well known technique to remove facial wrinkles by plastic surgery, for example by the operation known as a face lift. This is however a rather unpleasant operation to undergo, and in general cosmetic surgical operations on the face are not popular.

It is also known .to apply to the facial region a system of taping with self-adhesive tape and astringents and other cosmetic treatments so that such wrinkles are pulled flat and alleviated at least temporarily. However, this suffers from the disadvantage that such taping is a skilled business and necessarily time-consuming for an expensive operative.

The present invention sets out to overcome these disadvantages and in one aspect consists in a device for applying to the face consisting of:

i. an area contoured to fit the facial region beneath at least one eye and having at least a laterally outer portion thereof dimensioned and shaped on an inner face as to retain a facial treatment pad and ii. attachment means for holding the device with said area over the facial region in order to maintain said pad in contact with said facial region.

The pad is usually moistur'e reten'tive.

Preferably the contoured area is shaped to pass over the nose and fit the facial regions below both eyes, e.g. so that two pads canbe held. It can possibly be upwardly extendingat each laterally outer portion so as to cover and hold the suitably shaped pad over" the region at the outer ends of the eyes (that is to say the regions in which crows-feet develop).

This contoured region can be provided on the inner surface at suitable locations on its inner surface with an upstanding wall to define the location of the pad, which can for example-be a pad of surgical gauze or absorbent paper.

The attachment means for holding the device in proximity to the desired facial region are normally side pieces which pass over the ears in the same way as a spectacle temple piece. That is to say, they can either fit behind the ears with a terminal ear piece or can be so flexed as to grip the sides of the head as is conventionally known in certain designs of spectacles. Alternatively the attachment means can be a-temple-p'iece in which hair-engaging teeth are provided at the ends.

In either of the above instances the temple piece or ment of this has two vertically upstanding arms terminated by clips and hangs over the top of a lens frame with the contoured area held behind the lens at the bottom edge thereof. I

The. contoured area and/or the temple. pieces (or like attachment means) can either be of a utilitarian nature especially where the device is dimensioned and shaped as to form a private cosmetic article, for example for overnight use, or be suitably ornamented where the device is designed to'be worn in the daytime.

The invention will be further described with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 shows a general front view of one embodiment of the invention; I

FIG. 2 shows a general side view of another embodiment of the invention; I I

FIG. 3 shows a general view of the back of the contoured area shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a general view of a further embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 5 is a general view of a further embodiment of the invention; I I

FIG. 6 is a diagrammatic view from the top of'a device according to the invention;

FIG. 7 shows a perspective view of a further embodiment of the invention.

FIG. I shows a contoured area 1 shapedto pass over the nose and fit over the facialregions beneath. both eyes. This area I is shaped on the inner surface where shown by the dotted lines 2, to hold a moistureretentive pad. The contoured area 1 is attached by hinges to side pieces 3which fit over the'wearer's eye as in a pair of spectacles.

FIG. 2 shows a generally similar device having a contoured area 4 internal area 5 for receiving the pad and 7 bridge portion extending to different distances along like support can either be conventional in that it passes the temple itself, or can be so shaped as below the cheek-bones.

The attachment means can be fitted t0 the contoured area by conventional hinges as used in the manufacture of spectacles, orcan be flexibly hinged as an integral piece or synthetic plastic material-In certain instances it may be possible to provide the contoured area, or the whole combination of contoured area and attachrnent means with a suitable resilient bias whereby it grips closely to the facial region when in use by virtue of an inherent stress in the material of manufacture, which can be metal but is preferably. a-sy nthetic polymeric material (usuallythermoplastic).

A further alternative type of attachment means is a clip which clips onto a spectacle frame. One emboditO pass over Ol' the bridge of the nose.

As shown in FIG. 3 the area 5 (see FIG. 2) is defined by an upstanding oval wall 7. On the lefthand side of FIG. 3 the wall 7 is shown without a moisture-retentive pad. On the righhand side of 'FIG. 3 the wall 7 is shown as enclosing and locating the moisture-retentive pad 8.

In FIG. 4 the contoured area 9 again fits over the nose but isprovided with an integral upwardly extending portion 10. The internal location 11 shown in dotted lines for the moisture-retentive pads will hold the pad not only in contact with the region beneath the eyes but also over the, area to the side of the eyes where crows-feet can develop. I

FIG. 5 shows a contoured area 12 passing over the nose at a broad bridge portion 13 ornamented at 14. There is an integral upwardly extending portion l5 and the pad again contactsthe crow-feet region beside the eyes. The device is completed by side pieces 16 which, since this ornamented form of the device is more suitable for women may be terminated with hairengaging. teeth, as described in our application 4015/72.

In FIG. 6 a top view of the device in use is shown diagrammatically by the line 17, with hinge locations 18. The folded position of the device is as shown diagram matically by the dotted line 19. In the manufactureof the device a material may be chosen of flexibility such that the two wings of the contoured area connected by 3 4 the bridge piece can be resiliently opened out whereby prising in use the contoured area is pressed against the face by a. an area contoured to fit the facial region beneath the inherent resilience of the material. an eye; I

FIG. 7 shows a contoured area 20 provided with an I b. a facial treatment pad; I g Y i r I upstanding wall 21 forjreceiving and locating a- 'gauze c. an upstanding wall onthe inner surface ofthe 'c'onpad. This contoured area is integral with straps 22 tertoured area to surround, locate and hold said facial minating in clips 23. .Thus the device can be clipped treatment pad; over the top of the lens frame 24 of a pair of spectacles d. two vertical arms extending from the controlled hinged at 25 to a temple piece 26. Since the contoured area; and 7 area fits behind the spectacle lens frame shown in dot- 10, e. a clip at the end of each arm, whereby the device ted lines 27 it will be pressed against the region beneath may be hung over a spectacle lens frame with the the eyes and hold the moisture-retentive pad against contoured area held behind the frame atthe botthe skin. tom edge thereof and the facial treatment pad in I claim: v contact 'with the face.

1. A device adapted to be applied to the face, com-

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U.S. Classification606/204.35, 606/204.45, 351/158
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/22
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/22
European ClassificationA45D44/22