Patents by Inventor John G. McDougall

John G. McDougall has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5172880
    Abstract: The holder consists of a base, a support arm, and an open frame member for receiving the barrel of the blow dryer. The blow dryer is secured in position by retracting a spring loaded gripping member, inserting the barrel of the blow dryer or other appliance, and then releasing the gripping member so that it engages the barrel. The open frame member is shaped so as to taper in the direction away from the gripping arm so that the barrel is gripped at three contact points. The base includes a weight which serves as ballast. The holder is simple and easy to use, and can be used with a variety of different models of blow dryer. The holder can also be used for other appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: China Pacific Trade Limited
    Inventor: John G. McDougall
  • Patent number: 5157757
    Abstract: A handheld electrically powered hair dryer includes a main outlet nozzle and secondary air outlets for producing a diffuse distribution of air. A baffle arrangement is moveable between first and second positions to selectively deflect some or all of the air from the nozzle to the secondary air outlets. The baffle arrangement consists of a flexible crown-shaped metal foil disposed on the inside of the nozzle, and a mechanism for bending the foil radially inwardly to partially or completely block the nozzle when the baffle is moved toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: China Pacific Trade Ltd.
    Inventor: John G. McDougall