Comb Retractable Into Mandrel Patents (Class 132/123)
  • Patent number: 8881739
    Abstract: A hair curling apparatus in which comb teeth protrude and retract includes an electro thermal line heater mounted within a cylindrical body to provide heat, comb teeth configured to protrude from the body to comb and wind hair, a cap and a handle in a front portion and a rear portion of the body, a shaft installed substantially at a center inside the body, a lever coupled to the handle, wherein the shaft is moved forward or backward when the lever is pushed or pulled, a link connected to the shaft through a pin, and a support connected to the link through the pin, wherein the support is raised or lowered in an upper or lower portion of the shaft, and the comb teeth protrudes or retracts through holes formed by perforating the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Sang An Kim, Jin-Ho Choi
  • Publication number: 20100200011
    Abstract: A retractable bristle brush has a handle with a stem attached at one end thereof to one end of the handle and extending longitudinally therefrom. A cylindrical barrel extends concentrically around the stem and has a plurality of spaced holes therethrough. A plurality of bristles is affixed at one end to the stem and project at their other end through the holes in the barrel. An actuator is connected with one of the barrel and stem to move the barrel and stem relative to one another to deflect the bristles and cause them to retract through the holes to a shielded position inside the barrel. The natural resiliency and memory of the bristles causes them to move the barrel and stem relative to one another to their original position with the bristles extended through the holes when pressure is released from the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Charlotte Wynne
  • Patent number: 7320148
    Abstract: A hairbrush assembly includes an elongated first cylinder having a first end and a second end. An elongated second cylinder is positioned on and is rotatable with respect to the first cylinder. The second cylinder has a distal end and a proximal end with respect to the second end of the first cylinder. The second end extends outwardly from the distal end of the second cylinder. The second cylinder has a plurality of rows of aligned apertures extending from the proximal end and toward the distal end. A plurality of bristle assemblies is provided and each is positioned between the first and second cylinders adjacent to the first end of the first cylinder. Each of the bristle assemblies is selectively positioned in an extended position extending outwardly of the apertures or in a retracted position positioned within an interior space defined between the first and second cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Peter A. Willette
  • Patent number: 6968848
    Abstract: A retractable bristle brush of the type for retracting the bristles into the brush is provided. The retractable bristle brush includes a handle adapted for grasping by a user and an elongated, cylindrical inner mandrel extending from the handle; a plurality of bristles extending outwardly from the inner mandrel; a cylindrical external mandrel is slidably mounted on the inner mandrel, the external mandrel forming a bristle orifice through a top surface thereof in connection with a bristle cavity formed by the external mandrel wherein each associated orifice and bristle cavity disposes at least one bristle; and a mechanism for controlling bristle extension in connection between the external mandrel and the internal mandrel limiting longitudinal movement of the external mandrel between an open position wherein the bristles extend through the orifice and a closed position wherein the bristles are retracted to a position within the bristle cavity proximate the top surface of the external mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventors: George L. Grant, Leopold M. Grant
  • Patent number: 6595219
    Abstract: A hairbrush comprising retractable bristles to ease removal of hair from the brush comprises an internal wedge and wheel mechanism actuated by a sliding button and link to the wheel. Alignment channels assure movement of the bristles through the perforated panel without binding. In alternative embodiments, a full expandable linkage or a half expandable linkage extend and retract the bristles through the perforated panel of the hairbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Mitchell E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6539980
    Abstract: The flexible tube is filled with a substance which expands on contact with water. The tube is wholly or partly of a material which loses consistency on contact with water, enabling the substance to expand. The filled tube is insertable into an energy transportation or telecommunications cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Tarfil S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carlo Tartufoli
  • Publication number: 20020078971
    Abstract: A hairbrush comprising retractable bristles to ease removal of hair from the brush comprises an internal wedge and wheel mechanism actuated by a sliding button and link to the wheel. Alignment channels assure movement of the bristles through the perforated panel without binding. In alternative embodiments, a full expandable linkage or a half expandable linkage extend and retract the bristles through the perforated panel of the hairbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Mitchell E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6070594
    Abstract: A retractable brush for brushing, cleaning and curling hair comprises an outer tubular member having a pattern of bristle apertures, and an inner tubular member extending lengthwise within the outer tubular member and being mounted to undergo angular displacement in opposite directions within the outer tubular member. A plurality of bristle supports each extend lengthwise within the outer tubular member and support a series of bristles. The bristle supports have opposite end portions turnably mounted on flanges on the inner tubular member to undergo angular displacement in forward and reverse directions to effect extension and retraction of the bristles through the bristle apertures of the outer tubular member in response to angular displacement of the inner tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Arich, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Mears
  • Patent number: 5348030
    Abstract: The improved retractable brush for brushing, cleaning and curling hair of the present invention is substantially set forth in the abstract. The retractable brush is constructed with a brushing base, an elongated tube and, a pair of handles, upper and lower, which are joined by at their rear ends by "U" shape creating spring force. The brushing base has at least one or more rows of teeth/bristles. The upper handle is connected to a brushing base with a slightly upward angle before assembled. When lower handle is in a horizontal figure from the side view, the base of the front is in its highest position. The connected area, between the handle and base is flexible enough to bend down when brushing base is in contact with inner surface of the tube after assembled. The lower handle is securely connected to the lower portion of the tube. The tube has a series of openings which align with the teeth/bristles. The spring force will automatically return the upper handle to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: Suzy C. Hirzel
  • Patent number: 5273058
    Abstract: A hair curling and styling tool including a shaft having first and second ends, a handle member extending inward from the first end, a hair curling member extending inward from the second end toward the handle portion, a hair brush carried in the shaft of the hair curling member, for aiding the curling of hair thereabout as the tool is rotated by the handle, apparatus for moving the hair brush from an operative position exterior the shaft to an inoperative position interior the shaft to withdraw the bristles from the curl formed about the hair curling member, and apparatus for temporarily mounting a hair fastener at the shaft second end, the hair fastener including first and second shanks of terminal length, the first shank including a straight portion and a second shank, having formed therein at least one sinusoidal curve, the shanks held together by a U-shaped connecting section, and an offset portion formed in the second shank, the holding device including apparatus for positioning the offset portion of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Inventor: Syd Edwards
  • Patent number: 5133103
    Abstract: A hairbrush includes a shell having a bottom plate with perforations through which bristles may extend. A bristled plate is provided within the shell and arranged so that the bristles may extend through the perforations. A lever may be manipulated to restrain the bristled plate so that the bristles extend through the perforation or to retract the bristled plate so that the bristles are contained within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Somiel Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukuo Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 4988228
    Abstract: A brush includes a housing unit and a bristle plate disposed within the housing unit. The bristle plate has a plurality of parallel bristle elements projecting downward therefrom. A guide unit guides the bristle elements to move through the bristle holes of the housing unit. A resilient unit biases the bristle plate to move upward in the housing unit, so as to retract the bristle elements into the housing unit. A bristle-pushing member includes a generally inverted U-shaped body riding on the bristle plate, a rotating shaft provided on the body and journalled in the housing unit, a rotary lever connected securely to an end of the body, and a push lever connected securely to the other end of the body. Rotation of the rotary lever moves the bristle elements between an extension position and a retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Inventor: Ching-Yuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 4977909
    Abstract: A retractable brush includes a hollow casing combined by a lower cover drilled with a bristles holes therein and an upper cover, a bristle base slidably held in the casing having a plurality of bristles formed on the base extendible outwardly from the lower cover for combining and brushing use, and a bristle extender having a push button slidably held in the upper cover which is depressed to push the brittle base downwardly in order to extend the bristles outwardly until being locked on the upper cover and upon a disengagement of the push button from the upper cover, the bristles will be retracted into the casing as restored by a restoring spring. Upon the extending of the bristles for combing or brushing operation, a water stream may also be applied through the hollow casing, the bristles holes to spray onto the hairs as being combed or brushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: Fargo Chou
  • Patent number: 4971081
    Abstract: In a hair curling rod having retractable bristles passing through apertures in a cylindrical body for winding up the hair and a device for directing a stream of heated air through the outlet apertures, the bristles or prongs are retractable independency on the temperature of the heated air stream. Preferably, the bristles are secured at one thereof to a movable support controlled by a temperature dependent element of a shape-memory alloy situated in the stream of heated air to expand or contract in response to predetermined temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Seja, Rupert Zang
  • Patent number: 4596261
    Abstract: A hair dressing comb assembly comprising a generally cylindrical housing from one end of which a handle extends, and a plurality of similar longitudinally extending slots are arranged in circumferentially spaced relation around the housing respectively to receive elongated toothed comb members having relatively thin ends projecting beyond the toothed portions, the housing containing in opposite ends similar cam members interconnected longitudinally and movable axially by a manually operable sleeve on the exterior of the handle for movement in one direction to cause the cams to engage the thin ends of the comb members to project the combs outwardly to full operative positions, and separate retracting springs engageable with the thin ends of the comb members to fully retract them simultaneously into the slots in the housing when the sleeve on the handle moves the cam members in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: Frank J. Renda
    Inventors: Frank J. Renda, George C. Mitch
  • Patent number: 4527576
    Abstract: A retractable comb and brush includes a casing having a perforated pad drilled with plurality of bristle holes, a bristle means fixed with plurality of bristles extendible and retractable through the bristle holes and a bristle extender raising the bristles outwards for combing use, wherein the bristles may be automatically retracted by depressing a releasing button to separate a latch normally locking a positioning gear formed on the bristle extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Inventor: Fargo Chou
  • Patent number: 4335732
    Abstract: A hair curling iron with retractable brushes having a handle, a generally tubular body secured at its one end to the handle and with a side wall containing a plurality of wall openings, a plurality of bars disposed longitudinally within the body with bristles extending in a generally radially outward direction for reciprocating movement through the wall openings, supports positioned substantially within the body toward each of its distal ends and beyond the bars for longitudinal movement with respect to the body, a plurality of actuator pins fixedly secured to each support and extending longitudinally inward toward the bars at a preselected angle relative to the bars for slidably engaging the bars and moving them in a similar generally radial direction in response to the movement of the supports in a similar longitudinal direction, and a tie rod slidably disposed within the body in longitudinal, coaxial alignment with the body and fixedly secured to the supports for causing their simultaneous longitudinal mov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: Salvatore Megna
  • Patent number: 4327753
    Abstract: A hairdressing implement, especially a hair curler which can be electrically heated, comprises a handle from which a curling mandrel extends, this mandrel being provided with a plurality of combs each having a pivotal bar parallel to the mandrel axis and disposed in angularly equispaced relationship therearound so that a free space is provided to accommodate a heater. A sleeve through which the tines of the combs pass, is rotatable relative to the mandrel body to swing the tines beneath the surface of the sleeve to release the hair. Fingers adjacent the opening of the sleeve serve to cam the tines outwardly upon rotation in the opposite sense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: ICOMAG Trust Reg.
    Inventor: Ernst Bertschi
  • Patent number: 4202361
    Abstract: An improved and extremely economical brush for hair-brushing and the like folds flat with bristles retracted for pocket carriage; in preferred embodiment the structure includes a plurality of tufts of bristles in unitary ranks, each rank having pivotal connection laterally to opposed walls of an open-top box-shaped casing; a sliding top on the casing has a respective aperture therethrough receiving each tuft; when the top is held at one slidable limit the tufts are pivoted to upright, operative position by the aperture structure, and when the top is held at the other slidable limit, the tufts are folded flat with tips shielded in the apertures by withdrawal into the thickness of the top; lateral extension of the top provides for actuation and a releasible latch holds the top at operative slidable limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Inventor: John E. Bills
  • Patent number: 4191200
    Abstract: A hair dressing comb having a tubular housing within which a plurality of elongated combs are mounted in circumferentially spaced relationship for radial movement between retracted positions within said housing and projected operative positions. A handle extends from one end of said housing and supports a manually operable knob which operates a pair of cams within the housing which engage spaced portions on said combs to project the same when said knob is moved in one direction, and spring members engaging said combs are flexed in a direction to retract said combs when said knob is moved in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Inventor: Frank J. Renda
  • Patent number: 4028768
    Abstract: There is provided a collapsible brush structure comprised of a body portion, a bristle bed movable in the longitudinal direction of the body, a plurality of bristles being set in the bristle bed, and means for moving the bristle bed between first and second positions whereby the bristles are in an erect condition and a flattened condition respectively. A feature of the structure is the provision of rotatable guide means through which the bristles pass, the guide means functioning to clean the bristles whenever they are moved from the erect condition to the flattened condition. The brush structure is a very compact one and can easily be carried in a pocket of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Inventor: Brian W. Pascal