US 9,811,641 B2
Modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile
Michael H. Baym, Cambridge, MA (US); Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, WA (US); Jordin T. Kare, Seattle, WA (US); Eric C. Leuthardt, St. Louis, MO (US); Gary L. McKnight, Bothell, WA (US); Tony S. Pan, Bellevue, WA (US); Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Seattle, WA (US); Clarence T. Tegreene, Mercer Island, WA (US); and Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed by Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed on Jun. 3, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/294,508.
Application 14/294,508 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/975,055, filed on Aug. 23, 2013, granted, now 9,390,312.
Application 13/975,055 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/091,762, filed on Nov. 27, 2013, granted, now 9,526,480.
Application 14/091,762 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/091,832, filed on Nov. 27, 2013, granted, now 9,549,703.
Application 14/091,832 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/192,613, filed on Feb. 27, 2014.
Application 14/192,613 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/255,653, filed on Apr. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0057940 A1, Feb. 26, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 19/00 (2011.01)
CPC G06F 19/704 (2013.01) 34 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for modifying a cosmetic product, comprising:
an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with growth-promoting interactions between one or more types of reference microbes and one or more reference cosmetic ingredients;
a microbe profiling device including a microbe sampling unit including a microbe-capture region configured to capture one or more types of microbes from a skin surface of an individual, at least one sensor component configured to sense the captured one or more types of microbes, and circuitry configured to generate a microbe profile based on the sensed captured one or more types of microbes;
a scanning device including circuitry configured to scan and digitize an ingredient label of a cosmetic product, the ingredient label including an ingredient list of the cosmetic product;
a computing device operably coupled to the microbe profiling device and the scanning device, the computing device including a processor and circuitry, the circuitry configured to
receive information associated with the ingredient list of the cosmetic product from the scanning device, the ingredient list including one or more cosmetic ingredients;
receive information associated with the microbe profile of the individual from the microbe profiling device, the microbe profile including a distribution and identity of the one or more types of microbes on the skin surface of the individual;
compare the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset to the received information associated with the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and the received information associated with the microbe profile of the individual;
identify a growth-promoting interaction between at least one of the one or more cosmetic ingredients in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual based on the comparison with the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, wherein the identified growth-promoting interaction stimulates growth of the at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual;
recommend a modification to the ingredient list of the cosmetic product in response to the identified growth-promoting interaction between the at least one of the one or more cosmetic ingredients in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and the at least one of the one or more types of microbe in the microbe profile of the individual; and
report to a user the recommended modification to the ingredient list of the cosmetic product.