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They Invented What? (No. 227)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on April 17, 2013

U.S. Patent No. 4,995,379: Instant face lift.

instantfacelift

I claim:

1. A face lift device comprising a flexible band of material adapted to be adhesively attached to a human scalp, said band being flat on a first surface, and having a plurality of loops provided on the opposing surface; a two-piece strap wherein the first strap piece has a first end that is adapted to be adhesively attached to one side of the wearer’s head or neck and the second and end of said first strap piece is shaped to permit it to pass through one of the loops on the said band, the second strap piece has a first end that is adapted to be adhesively attached to the other side of the head or neck of the wearer, and the second end of the second strap piece has a locking member through which the second end of said first strap piece enters after it has passed through said one of the loops, whereby the strap can slide relative to its loop as the head of the wearer moves.

2. A face lift device as claimed in claim 1 in which the first end of each of the said strap pieces which is adhesively attached to the wearer is provided with a tab which is adhesively attached to the skin of the wearer.

3. A face lift device as claimed in claim 1 which includes a plurality of straps spaced apart on said band whereby different portions of the face can be lifted by applying tension to the straps.

4. A face lift device as claimed in claim 2 which includes a plurality of straps spaced apart on said band whereby different portions of the face can be lifted by applying tension to the straps.

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  1. European patent attorney said, on August 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    That’s a classic. The good thing is that the face lift is not permanent and after removing the device you will have your old face back.


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