Artificial nail having application tab

  • US 6,892,736 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2003
  • Issued: 05/17/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An artificial nail for attachment to a natural nail comprising:

  • a nail body having a proximal end sized and shaped to be attachable to the top surface of the natural nail and a distal end opposite said proximal end, said distal end defining a distal edge; and

    an application tab not comprising a supporting structure extending outwardly from said distal edge of said nail body, said application tab being adapted to be grasped during attachment of said nail body to the natural nail and having a narrowed frangible stem portion adjacent said distal edge of said nail body for detaching said application tab from said body, wherein the frangible portion comprises means for allowing the application tab to be easily and cleanly removed from the nail body, without damage to the nail body, by snapping, tearing or breaking, and eliminating or minimizing the need for subsequent filing or shaping of the nail body.

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