Swingably Or Slidably Connected Patents (Class 132/129)
  • Publication number: 20140290680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for styling sectioning, combing and clasping hair. The device has a first member pivotably attached to a second member, and a spring to urge the device to a closed position. The first member has a hair pick end section, an elongated arcuate body, an actuation end, and a combing teeth extending out from the body. An edge of the body features a serrated edge for aiding in the gripping of hair when the device is used as a hair clasp. The second member has a free end, an elongated arcuate body, an actuation section, and an actuation extension end. The hair pick section of the device is used to section hair, while the combing teeth are sued to straighten or comb hair. The sectioned hair can then be clasped between the first and second members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Cher Webster
  • Patent number: 8118038
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an electric motor powered mascara applicator brush. The mascara applicator brush comprises a cylindrical container and provides for two components of rotation of the brush and more even distribution of the mascara around the eyelashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Valerie White-Beaudet, John Castaldi
  • Publication number: 20100252059
    Abstract: A folding comb includes two comb segments that are pivotally connected to one another. Each comb segment includes a series of alternating teeth and brush type elements for treatment of different human hair conditions. The two comb segments can be pivotally brought together to gather and hold a section of hair, such as a bang, to facilitate the hair cutting process. The hair clipper and the folding comb may be used in a kit to facilitate hair grooming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Mellssa Peverini
  • Publication number: 20090320867
    Abstract: A hair dyeing device includes a handle unit having a connecting section; a hair dye container removably positioned in the handle unit and having a front mouth and a rear zip lock opening; a comb unit including a base and a comb element defining a hollow space each; and an elastic absorbent member positioned in the hollow spaces of the comb unit. One end of the base of the comb unit has a sleeve for detachably fitting in the connecting section of the handle unit to engage with the mouth of the container, and a fastening element is provided on the sleeve for wrapping around the connecting section of the handle unit. The comb element has a rear portion formed into a fixing section for detachably inserting into the base and a front portion formed into upper and lower rows of teeth communicating with the second hollow space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Cheng-Sheng Lee
  • Publication number: 20090101160
    Abstract: The technology described herein provides systems and methods for combing, drying, and straightening hair with a device having one or more rows of teeth. Additionally, this technology provides for an adjustable tension mechanism that provides for the compression of hair, thus wringing it of water and providing the ability for a user to also straighten his or her hair. Furthermore, this technology provides for combing, drying, and straightening hair without utilizing an electric or heating means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: John P. Ruckart
  • Patent number: 7490615
    Abstract: A brush for styling hair has a handle connected to a head with the head having a longitudinal axis and a number of stationary teeth and a number of movable teeth. The stationary teeth and the movable teeth both are arranged in a number of rows. The stationary teeth and the movable teeth are aligned with one another in a first position. The movable teeth traverse an amount in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis to a second position. The movable teeth in the second position are misaligned relative to the stationary teeth. The stationary teeth and the movable teeth tension hair disposed therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Leandro Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 7458382
    Abstract: A hair comb having hot compressing teeth, which in an open mode are shrouded by cooler combing teeth designed to encapsulate hair, and in a triggered mode collapse toward each other to compress the hair confined between the cooler teeth. The compressing teeth are mounted to a collapsible mechanism actuated by the comb's user. Various means may be utilized to transfer thermal energy to the heated teeth, and to allow the combing teeth to remain at a lower temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Lovely Strands LLC
    Inventor: Jason Blyden
  • Patent number: 7117873
    Abstract: A device for removing lice and nits from affected hair and scalp of an individual, has first and second movable blades, the first blade including a plurality of first saw teeth, the second blade including a plurality of second saw teeth, and means for movably retaining the first and second blades parallel and adjacent to one another with their respective first and second teeth in opposition and parallel planes along their respective longitudinal axes, whereby the blades can be selectively moved toward one another to cause their teeth to mesh together with hairs captively held therebetween, the first and second teeth being configured to thereafter provide via combing a scraping action against the entrapped hairs for removing lice and nits therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: American Comb Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Bachrach, Steven Strauss, Richard Roig
  • Patent number: 7089945
    Abstract: A telescoping comb for lice removal is provided for removing head lice and nits from a person's hair. The comb has a telescoping handle with serrated teeth and a pivoting handle. Resilient springs are utilized for holding the pivoting handle in an open position and holding a head portion of the telescoping handle in a closed position in the resting state. Pressure applied to the pivoting handle actuates the head portion to an open position, and upon subsequent release thereof, the head portion is spring biased back to the closed position. When the invention is used on one's hair, the teeth of the comb separate any lice from the hair where they can be safely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Stanley D. Barge
  • Patent number: 6907888
    Abstract: An ion generator includes a needle electrode and a ground electrode cooperable with the needle electrode to generate a corona discharge in the air to produce ions. The ground electrode is disposed so as to surround an imaginary extension of a longitudinal axis of the needle electrode and has a portion thereof depleted to provide a split region defined therein. A hairbrush utilizing the ion generator is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Itaru Saida, Hisashi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6668758
    Abstract: A combing device to facilitate de-matting or untangling of animal hair comprises a pair of combs, a handle unit and a switch. The handle unit comprises an internal energy conduit device through which energy or force can be caused to flow and effectuate a forceful movement of at least one of the combs. In operation, a user places the pair of combs in or near the area of an animal's matted hair and controls the switch to repeatedly cause one of the combs to forcefully move forward and then back, thereby generating repeatedly strong combing actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Albert H. Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6308717
    Abstract: A hair brush for multi-purpose hair styling and hair grooming. The hair brush includes a brush housing having an outer stationary frame section having short bristles thereon and an inner movable frame section having long bristles thereon; and a handle section attached to one end of the brush housing. A plurality of connecting springs are used for movably connecting the inner movable frame section to the outer stationary frame section. A slide button member is used for pushing the inner movable frame section from a first position to a second position. The inner movable frame section is movable between the first position and the second position to repeatedly move the inner movable frame section in a forward and reverse direction relative to the outer stationary frame section such that the long bristles operate to move the user's hair laterally relative to the direction of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: John Vrtaric
  • Patent number: 6109273
    Abstract: A dual blade teasing comb and hair pick includes a laterally space pair of comb blades, each including an elongated spine having a longitudinal series of teeth depending therefrom and an elongated rearwardly extending cylindrical hair. The combs may be pivotally and slidably interconnect whereby the comb teeth are effective for increasing teased volume during backcombing and the picks may be pivoted to permit repositioning of the teased volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Nancy G. Schleicher
  • Patent number: 5988184
    Abstract: A device for styling hair includes a pair of plates pivotally coupled together at a middle shaft. A pair of combs are pivotally coupled to the lower portions of the plates for allowing the combs to be rotated downward of the plates and to be rotated inward between the plates. The combs each includes a number of outward extended comb teeth for styling the hair. The plates each includes a pair of sleeves disposed in the lower portion. The combs each includes two pins rotatably engaged in the sleeves for pivotally coupling the combs to the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Ying Jen Shu
  • Patent number: 5894849
    Abstract: An instrument for styling hair comprises a movable carrier, elongate hair guides which project from the carrier, and a passage for allowing hot air to pass through. The passage and the carrier being adapted to influence the discharge direction in dependence upon the position of the carrier in such a manner that a pivotal movement in a first direction of the carrier with the hair guides which project therefrom results in a change of the discharge direction through the passage in a substantially opposite second direction. During use this prevents hairs just released by the hair guides passing through the hair from being muddled up again. The hair-style is better under control and less combing and brushing is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Huub Ehlhardt, Lippe Van Den Brug, Jacobus K. Westra
  • Patent number: 5868148
    Abstract: A hair styler for controlling the flow of air emitted from a hair blower, which comprises a coupler for attachment to the hair blower and having an internal chamber with a central axis and a plurality of vents, the hair styler having deflectors in the form of a plurality of canted vanes disposed in a turbinate arrangement exterior of the vents and about the central axis of the internal chamber, for deflecting air that exits the vents into plural flow paths which are approximately transverse to and about the central axis of the central chamber and which manifest different angular direction about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Francis Lindsey, Sergio Lopes Fernandes Da Costa, Daniel Santhouse
  • Patent number: 5791354
    Abstract: A reciprocating comb comprised of a stationary and a sliding comb member. Both the stationary and sliding comb members consist of elongated rectangular bases having teeth extending therefrom and perpendicular to the orientation of the base. The stationary comb member includes a recess running along the base for accepting the corresponding base of the sliding comb member. In the preferred embodiment, magnets embedded within the elongated base of both the stationary and sliding comb members provide for releasable fastening and automatic reciprocation of the stationary and sliding comb members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Gary Maznik
  • Patent number: 5715847
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a hair styling implement adapted to be attached to an air outlet opening of a hair dryer and equipped with a housing and a plurality of hair pickup elements and an adjusting element that is movable relative to the housing. In this arrangement, at least one locking member is provided which is adapted to be located in at least two positions; in a first position, the adjusting member is lockable with the housing, and in a second position in which the hair styling implement is attached to the dryer, the housing is lockable with the hair dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wilfried Rolf, Dieter Liebenthal
  • Patent number: 5365952
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a haircutting device or aid which has a pair of movable members which can be slid through the hair and moved to lift a section of hair for cutting. The device comprises a handle which is held in the hand of the user, a lower comb section and an upper comb section. The upper comb section has connected therewith a lever which allows the upper comb section to be raised with respect to the lower comb section to lift the length of hair. Preferably the lower comb section includes a smooth "comb" base member which can slide along the scalp, and the upper comb section terminates in a comb having a plurality of teeth which likewise move through the hair of the scalp and lift the length of hair to be cut. Scissors are used in a conventional manner along the upper comb member to cut the hair extending beyond the lifted length. The lower comb section is adjustable with respect to the handle which, in turn, enables adjustment of the length of hair to be lifted for cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Edward J. Noble
    Inventors: Edward J. Noble, Timothy Payne, Rex O. Bare
  • Patent number: 5335390
    Abstract: An improved structure of a foldable comb having a handle and a hollowed frame pivotally connected therewith, the hollowed frame has an elastic member for implanting thereon a plurality of brush pins. The handle provides an eccentric wheel at the pivotal connection thereof, a push rod having a block thereon can be moved with the eccentric wheel and having an elongated shank thereof inserted into a rod sheath beneath an elastic member in a cavity of the hollowed frame to move therewith; therefore a plurality of brush pins on the elastic member being capable of stretching automatically when the handle and the hollowed frame being spreaded and being capable of contracting automatically for storage when the handle and the hollowed frame being folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Jong Ching Brushes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 5285774
    Abstract: A nape and scalp stimulator for use in simultaneously massaging both sides of the nape of the human neck is disclosed. The stimulator includes: an elongated body having a top and a bottom surface as well as a peripheral rim extending between said surfaces, a plurality of narrow teeth integral with the body and depending from its bottom surface. Two rotatable T-shaped handles for retaining the stimulator within the hands of the user are joined to the stimulator body and extend from the top surface thereof. In an alternative embodiment of the stimulator, a hinge is provided within the elongated body thereby permitting adjacent stimulator elements to pivot relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Inventor: Stephen A. Stachurski
  • Patent number: 5284167
    Abstract: A hairdressing apparatus includes a clamp having a pair of ribs which are pivotally connected at a lower end and adjustably releasably connected at an upper end, to grip hair therebetween. A comb portion includes a back with teeth projecting therefrom, and upper and lower legs projecting from the ends of the back parallel to the teeth. The projecting ends of the comb legs are releasably connected to the upper and lower ends of the clamp portion to secure the comb portion and clamp portion together. A method for styling hair utilizing the hairdressing apparatus includes the initial step of brushing the hair rearwardly to form a ponytail having long and short hair strands. The clamp portion of the hairdressing apparatus is then clamped on the ponytail at a location to grip both the long and short hair strands, and spaced away from the head. The end of the ponytail is then rolled towards the head, the roll being parallel to the clamp apparatus, until the clamp apparatus is wrapped into the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignees: Gayle R. Gill, Turner H. Gill, JR.
    Inventor: Gayle R. Gill
  • Patent number: 4440180
    Abstract: A pair of cooperative comb members are pivotally connected and resiliently biased so that the tines of the two members occupy a common plane. In response to drawing together two handle extensions of the comb members, their respective tines separate to lift and fluff the curls on the head of the user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: Rodney E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4423531
    Abstract: A hairbrush has a pair of rigid side members and a flexible bristle plate disposed therebetween. A first face of the bristle plate has bristles extendingly outwardly therefrom. The side members include means for selectively manipulating the brush to flex the first face of the bristle plate into a concave or a convex position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Pro-Flex, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Wall
  • Patent number: 4414992
    Abstract: A hair fluffing device comprising two comb like elements pivotally interconnected such that in the unstressed condition the teeth of one of the combs lie substantially along and between the teeth of the other comb. There is a resilient member mounted between the holding parts of the two combs to cause the teeth of the combs to separate when pressure is applied to the holding parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Inventor: Joseph W. Russell
  • 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: 4121314
    Abstract: A collapsible brush is provided with bristle members having bristles of varying length so that a curved top surface is provided to aid in the brushing of a woman's hair. Also provided is an extension which receives in sliding relationship a sliding handle for holding the collapsible brush. A cover when slid into a tracked recess engages the handle to propell it to an extended position. The sliding handle is provided on its lower surface with a mirror which is visible through an opening formed in the bottom wall of the extension when the sliding handle is in its inward or retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Inventor: Marcus A. Nathe