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They Invented What? (No. 215)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on May 17, 2012

U.S. Patent No. 5,961,986: Anti-wrinkling apparatus.

The invention claimed is:

1. An apparatus for deterring wrinkles of a person’s skin between and above a person’s breast, said apparatus comprising:

a first substrate being unformed and substantially flat prior to application on said skin;

a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer disposed along a surface of said first substrate for adhering to said skin between and above said breast, said first substrate deterring folding of said skin to which said apparatus is adhesively bonded said first pressure sensitive adhesive layer having a peel strength lass than 35 ounce inches;

a said first substrate having a skin contacting surface area of at least 16 square inches and being substantially heart-shaped, said first substrate further having a thickness of at least 20 mils such that said skin is deterred from folding within the area to which the apparatus is adhesively bonded; and

a first liner disposed against said first pressure sensitive adhesive layer and being removable prior to adhesion of said first adhesive layer to the skin;

a second adhesive layer adhering to said first substrate opposite from said first adhesive layer;

a third adhesive layer;

a second liner disposed between said second and third adhesive layers, said second liner being removable prior to adhesion of said third adhesive layer to the skin; and

a second substrate adhering to said third adhesive layer;

said substrate, said liners and aid adhesive layers all being disposed in a stack and parallel planer manner in relation to each other, said liners being thinner than said substrates.

2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said substrate has a thickness greater than 20 mils.

3. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said substrate is strapless.

4. The apparatus of claims 1 wherein said substrate is substantially heart-shaped.

5. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said first and second substrate have a substantially heart shaped.

6. The method of claim 1 further comprising a third substrate adhered to said second substrate in a stacked manner by a fourth adhesive layer whereby said layers are durable enough for repeated application and removal from said skin without premature tearing of said substrates.

7. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said substrates are unformed and flat prior to application on said skin but are flexibly deformable to conform to the skin when in use.

8. The apparatus of claim 1 being applied by pressing said substrate upwardly and outwardly from a pointed bottom of said substrate toward lobes of said substrate.

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