Transversely Staggered Teeth Patents (Class 132/137)
  • Patent number: 9877562
    Abstract: A brush is provided herein, the brush having heating elements dispersed on and protruding from its face and spacers arranged to maintain a specified distance between protruding ends of the heating elements and a scalp of a head that is being brushed. The spacers are dispersed on the brush's face at a specified density that assures maintaining the specified distance with respect to a resilience of the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Guy-Rabi, Yakov Guy
  • Patent number: 9597070
    Abstract: A surgical anchor comprises a plurality of plates configured into a stack with successive plates within the stack being vertically arrayed with respect to the stack. The stack has an undeployed configuration, and a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration one or more of the plates is positioned outwardly more laterally with respect to the stack than in the undeployed configuration so as to retain the anchor in a bone hole. A biasing member between the plates in the stack biases the one or more plates toward the deployed configuration. The biasing member can provide a torsional force to induce the plates to rotate and fan outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventor: Steven N. Bittenson
  • Patent number: 8460339
    Abstract: A suture clamp comprising a plurality of elements positioned together in a row, each element of the plurality of elements having a lower portion separated from an upper portion by a flexible neck, each element of the plurality of elements including a slot having an outwardly facing opening, the slots from the plurality of elements configured to accept a suture element through the row of elements and secure the suture element. A method of clamping a suture, including applying a biasing force to at least one element into the first position to provide access to the outwardly facing opening of the slot, passing the suture through a tissue layer, receiving the suture into the slot through the outward facing opening, and removing the biasing force to form a tortuous path between adjacently positioned elements of the plurality of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Steven C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8267098
    Abstract: A hair straightener device encompasses a straightening tool that is comb-like. The straightening tool has a row of tines that are spaced apart respectively to each other by one hair receptacle. Each tine is associated with at least one first molded part 7 that is movably mounted. It is movably supported relative to the additional tine that surrounds the hair receptacle. The straightening tool furthermore surrounds a second molded part which is associated with the additional tine that surrounds this hair receptacle. This serves the implementation of a hair shaping gap between the molded parts of a hair receptacle. The hair shaping gaps that are located between the molded parts are undercut at least in the hair shaping position of the molded parts toward one another in the direction toward the border, of the hair receptacle, that connects the tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: WIK Far East Ltd.
    Inventor: Dov Glucksman
  • Publication number: 20090314305
    Abstract: A comb for removing lice and nits from animal and/or human hair is provided with two spaced apart rows of teeth, the teeth in each row being successively adjacent to and in close proximity to one another with tapered distal ends, respectively, the longitudinal centerlines of the teeth of one row being respectively aligned with the longitudinal centerlines of spaces between the teeth of the other row, and with the teeth of one row being longer than the teeth of the other row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Bachrach, Daniel Bachrach, Richard Roig
  • Patent number: 7389779
    Abstract: A hair care device includes a hair comb with a plurality of combing teeth. The effective teeth spacing between adjacent combing teeth is adjustable. At least some of the combing teeth are thermally conductive so that heat can be conducted from the hair comb to a user's hair via the thermally conductive combing teeth when hair is being engaged under tension by the combing teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing Kin Chan
  • Patent number: 7325549
    Abstract: A hairdressing tool has a handle 1 formed by a longitudinally extending arcuate portion 2 and a spine 3. Extending from the spine are three teeth 41, 42, 43 arranged in a triangular formation such that there is provided a tooth 41 at an apex of the triangle with teeth 42, 43 at the base of the triangle, the tooth 41 being arranged to be a leading tooth, in operation. A user's hair passes on each side of the leading tooth 41 and then between the trailing teeth 42, 43 so that a zig-zag parting is provided. Advantageously, the teeth have an enlarged dome-shaped portion remote from the confluence of the teeth with the spine. The handle 2, spine 3 and teeth 4 may be made of different materials although, preferably, the parts are integrally formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Rachel P. Dickens
  • Publication number: 20040250831
    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: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Leandro Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 6098633
    Abstract: A hair comb has a handle (1) having an arcuate portion (2) and a finger grip portion (3). The handle is connected to a spine (4) into which are secured two parallel planes of rows of teeth (10). The teeth (10) are spaced so that a first row of teeth (11) are more widely spaced than a second row of teeth (12), the teeth having a cylindrical cross-section and rounded end tips (13). The spacing between the rows of teeth are such that as the teeth move through hair, the first row perform a first coarse combing for head lice, nits and eggs and the second row of teeth perform a more fine filtering of head lice, nits and eggs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Shantilal Pabari
  • Patent number: 6006758
    Abstract: A method and comb device for detection and removal of human head lice, and eventual elimination of the lice infestation, from infested individuals by sequential combing, with no use of pesticides. The comb device has six sides, three of the sides of the comb having sets of differently sized and spaced teeth so that hair can be detangled, first with the thick, widely spaced teeth on side (1), and then with the standard comb teeth on side (2), and then the thin, closely spaced teeth of the lice removal side (3) can be used to comb out lice. The method also be used to inspect for lice, with the capability of detecting lice at an earlier stage in an infestation than possible with the current, traditional inspection method (visual searching for nits or lice eggs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: University of Maryland
    Inventor: Barbara L. Thorne
  • Patent number: 5884633
    Abstract: A combination comb, brush, and teaser apparatus includes a first teeth holder which extends along a longitudinal axis. A plurality of first teeth project out from the first teeth holder in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A first handle portion is connected to the first teeth holder along the longitudinal axis, and a plurality of second teeth project out from the first handle portion in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis. The first handle portion includes a concave top side and a concave bottom side. Each of the first teeth tapers down from a teeth holder end to a free end. The free end is rounded. The first teeth are arranged in first teeth rows which are registrable with one another and second teeth rows which are registrable with one another, and wherein teeth in the first teeth rows are staggered with respect to teeth in the second teeth rows. There are two of the first teeth rows and two of the second teeth rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Judit Ford
  • 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: 5673710
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an appliance for treating hair (1), which is comprised of a handle section (2) and a heatable hair treatment section (3). The section (3) possesses an approximately tubular bristle mounting member (4) which is assembled from two half shells (7, 8). Projecting outwardly from the half shell (7) are bristles (5), and the half shell (8) is equipped with rib members (6). The radius (R1) of the cross section of the bristled half shell (7) is smaller than the radius (R2) of the cross section of the ribbed half shell (8). These different radii (R1, R2) enable a user both to form waves with long or medium long hair and to treat short hair in the area close to the scalp. The larger radius may be used for large-volume waves in particular where long hair is involved, while the smaller radius is suitable in particular for treating short hair as well as hair in the area close to the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Schaefer, Peter Janouch, Silvia Kamalla, Michael Stolper
  • Patent number: 5318051
    Abstract: A comb is formed from two half-comb sections laid one on top of the other. Each half of the comb includes every other tooth of the full comb, such that when the two halves are mated, the two sets of teeth will be interleaved to form a comb having narrow inter-tooth gaps. This allows each of the half-comb blanks to be directly stamped from a sheet material. Where it is desired to electrically insulate adjacent teeth from one another, a non-conductive separator is interposed between the two half-comb sections during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Sunbelt Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernie Koppel
  • Patent number: 5231999
    Abstract: A comb for separating strands of hair to implement and facilitate highlighting, streaking or frosting is described. The comb comprises first and second rows of teeth which project angularly from a handle portion. The teeth in the first row are spaced to initially part and separate strands of hair during combing. The teeth in the second row are adjacent to the first row or teeth but in staggered relation thereto. The teeth in the second row are also shorter in length than the first row of teeth and tapered to provide a secondary partition and separation of strands confined between adjacent teeth of the first row. Each tooth in the second row is also formed with a hook that projects toward an adjacent tooth for engaging and separating alternate strands of hair from a grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Rudolph J. Schroettner
  • Patent number: 4815484
    Abstract: A styling comb for use in hair treatments advantageously provides a variety of divisions for hair sections to enable careful and accurate treatment of hair. The styling comb includes a back portion, a handle portion connected to the back portion, and first and second sets of teeth arranged in an outwardly projecting manner from the back portion. The first set of teeth is separated into two interleaved levels, while the second set of teeth is arranged in three interleaved levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: James A. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 4807652
    Abstract: A comb for removing lice and nits from the hair is formed by a base and a plurality of teeth extending from the base in substantially the same direction. The longitudinal axis of each tooth is parallel to the longitudinal axis of each other tooth. Each tooth has a polygonal cross sectional shape such as in the form of a modified triangle. The cross sectional dimensions of each tooth enlarge from the free end of each tooth toward the base so that the spacing between adjacent teeth narrows toward the base. The facing edges of adjacent teeth interact with each other to capture lice and nits therebetween. A rib is provided longitudinally along one of the faces of each tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: American Comb Corp.
    Inventor: Frank Bachrach
  • Patent number: 4763675
    Abstract: A fine tooth comb wherein the teeth are provided with shoulder ledges along the narrowest part of the passages between teeth, the shoulder ledges being alternate in direction, and cooperating to form offsets or jogs in the passages for better detritus removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventor: Amedio DeFelice
  • Patent number: 4612945
    Abstract: A comb for removing lice and nits from the hair is formed by a base and a plurality of teeth extending from said base in substantially the same direction. The longitudinal axis of each tooth is parallel to the longitudinal axis of each other tooth. Each tooth has a polygonal cross sectional shape as in the form of a triangle. The cross sectional dimensions of each tooth enlarge from the free end of each tooth toward the base so that the spacing between adjacent teeth narrows toward the base. The facing edges of adjacent teeth interact with each other to capture, in a scissor-like manner, lice and nits therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: American Comb Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Bachrach
  • Patent number: 4502498
    Abstract: A comb and a method of making a comb having a handle including two main surfaces having a common edge and a plurality of substantially parallel, spaced apart, elongated teeth extending from the main edge. Each tooth comprises identical first and second sections, each including a planar base portion. All of the first sections are aligned and all of the second sections are aligned and the planar base portions of the first and second sections of each tooth abut and are transversely offset with respect to each other by a distance less than the distance between adjacent aligned sections. In this way the resulting spacing between adjacent teeth is less than the tooth sections spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Comb Associates
    Inventors: Albert Saferstein, Gilbert Spector
  • Patent number: 4163143
    Abstract: An improved hair dressing device of the curling iron type having a heatable barrel is provided, along a longitudinal segment thereof, with a plurality of radially projecting hair combing teeth having substantially pointed ends. A hair-confining member, generally coextensive with and overlying the barrel segment in operative position, is pivotally mounted to the barrel, adjacent its rearward end for movement between the operative position and a non-operative position away from the barrel. Stop means are associated with the member for maintaining the same in spaced relation to the barrel and to the ends of the teeth in the operative position so as to essentially limit and minimize clamping pressure on hair confined between the member and the barrel to allow the hair to slide therebetween as the barrel is rotated during use, with a minimum possibility of hair being caught between the member and the ends of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventors: Joseph J. Federico, William L. Gass