Side By Side Or Parallel Rows Patents (Class 132/142)
  • Patent number: 10149525
    Abstract: A comb for permitting a user to perform a scissor over comb technique on a subject's hair with enhanced efficiency is provided. The comb includes a frame having a handle, a neck and a spine, the handle having a finger rest on an intermediate portion able to receive a first finger of the user, a plurality of tines coupled to the spine, and a support band coupled to opposing sides of the finger rest on the handle. The user's first finger is disposed between the finger rest and the support band. A second finger of the user is pressed against the neck to pivot the tines downward into a generally horizontal plane. Removal of the second finger from the neck permits tension between the support band and first finger to pivot the tines upward into a generally vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholas Ashley Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9173469
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a person's hair, having a comb with a spine, a handle that extends axially from the spine and a plurality of teeth that extends transversely from the spine, and at least one finger that extends transversely from the spine substantially perpendicularly to the plurality of teeth, the at least one finger terminating in a lobe that is shaped to comfortably follow a surface of the person's head and shaped to gently scoop and lift hair away from the person's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Xiao Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9161643
    Abstract: Provided is an implement that has a handle adapted to be positioned on a user's hand such that the user's hand goes through the handle. The handle has an aperture that is adapted to accept a user's hand. The implement of the present invention may have a wide variety of implements as described herein. Particular implements include, for example, personal care implements such as, eating utensils, a toothbrush or a hair care implement, such as, a hairbrush or comb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Frank James Prokop, III, J. Robert Snypp, III, Ronald Cleveland Barbas, Kevin M. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20150101628
    Abstract: A scalp protector for the application of free-flowing hair treatment agents, in which according to the invention a comb-like first bundle of tines (1) protruding from a first web (3) having tines extending essentially parallel to one another is provided, wherein a cover element which adjustably constricts the free space between the tines is provided. The invention therefore represents a mechanical barrier, which is inserted into the hair at the point to be treated and remains there during the duration of the treatment. Since according to the invention a cover element, which adjustably constricts the free space between the teeth, is provided, the cover element can primarily be selected so that the free space is enlarged and easy insertion into the hair is possible. In the further proceedings, the cover element can be adjusted so that the free space is constricted and the scalp is completely covered down to the regions in which the individual hairs aligned in the free space between the tines pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GROOBA Trading GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Gruber
  • Publication number: 20150053227
    Abstract: An apparatus for styling hair includes a first electrode and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode. An electrolyte reservoir can be disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and is configured to maintain a volume of an electrolyte between the first electrode and the second electrode. A control module is electrically coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode. The control module is operable to bias the first electrode at a first potential and the second electrode at a second potential to create an electrical potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode. The electrical potential difference is configured to produce an electrolysis zone in the electrolyte disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The electrolysis zone is configured to style hair disposed in the electrolysis zone between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Suman Lal Chirammal Sugunan, Pradeep Paul Panengad
  • Patent number: 8919350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair comb capable of reducing the resistance and improving the smoothness of combing hair, and the hair comb includes a slab-shaped main body, a plurality of parallel slash-shaped teeth implant areas disposed on a surface of the main body, a plurality of serial comb teeth sequentially implanted in the teeth implant areas and disposed opposite to the slash-shaped teeth implant areas respectively, a vacant area without any implanted tooth and disposed on a surface of the main body and the width of the vacant area falling between the serial comb teeth is greater than the distance between two adjacent comb teeth to achieve the effects of reducing the resistance of combining hair by the hair comb and the occurrence of tangled hair and providing a smooth combing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 8684011
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: John P. Ruckart
  • Patent number: 8595885
    Abstract: A multi-pin grooming brush having multi-sectioned bristles on the brush pad to provide a triple combing action. The brush has an outer layer of fixed pin tufts which encircle the exterior of the brush pad and preferably are metal pin tufts. The brush has a middle layer of flexible tufts preferably made of pure boar bristles and which are surrounded by the fixed pin tufts. As the brush is moved through a pet's hair or human hair, the outer layer of fixed pin tufts gently yet thoroughly detangles the coat, removes larger particles and provides a gentle massage effect, then the middle layer of pure boar bristles conditions the hair by distributing natural oils, leaving a healthy shine and a protective layer over the pet's coat, and then the opposite section of fixed pin tufts passes through the hair once again to smooth and separate the conditioned hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald S. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 8342188
    Abstract: A comb (100) includes a spine (4) and, extending from the spine in adjacent, substantially parallel planes, a first outer row of teeth (31), a central row of teeth (33) and a second outer row of teeth (32) opposed to the first outer row of teeth. The teeth (10) of the first and second outer rows of teeth and of the central row of teeth are substantially a same length. Spacing of the teeth of the central row (33) is different from spacing of the teeth of the first and second outer rows (31, 32) with the spacing of the teeth being arranged for the removal of head lice and/or nits and/or head lice eggs and/or fleas from combed hair or fur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Alpa Shantilal Pabari, Hiten Shantilal Pabari
  • Publication number: 20100089412
    Abstract: One embodiment of a combination hair tool may include a handle having a head portion, which may include a first surface portion and a second surface portion adjacent to the first surface portion. The combination hair tool may also have a plurality of bristles that may include a row of tufts extending from the first surface portion. The row of tufts may be configured to apply a hair product on hair. The combination hair tool may also have a plurality of teeth that may include a row of tines extending from the second surface portion. The row of tines may be configured to comb the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Madeline Brownfield
  • 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: 7597106
    Abstract: There is provided a hair treatment applicator (1) for applying a hair treatment product to hair. The applicator comprises: a handle (2) comprising a first extremity and a second extremity; and a first retaining structure (3a) and a second retaining structure (3b) for receiving, retaining and spreading said hair treatment product, both retaining structures being connected to said handle. The first retaining structure and the second retaining structure are located at the first extremity and the second extremity, respectively, and the retaining structures are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Eileen Desmond, Julian Richard John Gruzelier, David Richard Hayman, Osma Iqbal
  • Patent number: 7475688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair treatment applicator for applying a hair treatment product composition to a user's hair by passing the applicator through the hair in a predetermined direction, where the applicator comprises a handle and a head connected to the handle, where the head includes a body having a base and a retaining structure, the retaining structure comprising a pair of opposed blades extending downwardly from the base and proximate the edges of the base, the pair of opposed blades being disposed coincident with the direction of use and the opposed blades defining a retaining volume adapted to receive the hair treatment product composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Colacioppo, Anne Marie Brangi
  • 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: 6655916
    Abstract: System for harnessing wind energy with self-protection that includes a vertical shaft assembled with bearings on the rotating core. The core is equipped with a gear converting movement into energy. The core carries radial pieces in which there is an upper base that supports an ascending vertical shaft terminating in a discoid piece. The radial pieces carry internal shafts with bevel gears connected to the bevel gears assembled on vertical shafts mounted on blocks at the ends of the arms. The shafts carry ball joints, from which the extensions of the ascending shaft extend, provided with a crossbar with the pulleys provided with ties. The ties include elastic springs that fasten the double blades with the ties to the ascending shaft making it possible for the blades to become wound around it. This occurs when the assembly rotates in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Josep Ramisa Navarro
  • 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: 6303581
    Abstract: Methods and kits for removing, treating or preventing head lice infestations in patients in need of such treatment are disclosed and include topically applying to the lice-infested area an effective amount of a driable pediculostatic agent for a time sufficient to immobilize the lice, drying the agent onto the application site and removing the dried agent, thereby removing the lice and nits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Dale L. Pearlman
  • Patent number: 6265384
    Abstract: Methods and kits for removing, treating or preventing head lice infestations in patients in need of such treatment are disclosed and include topically applying to the lice-infested area an effective amount of a driable pediculostatic agent for a time sufficient to immobilize the lice, drying the agent onto the application site and removing the dried agent, thereby removing the lice and nits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Dale L. Pearlman
  • 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: 6053179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved brush for the application of a liquid, pasty or powdery product. The brush has an active portion comprised of a split tube which houses an insert disposed therein. The insert is configured like a split cylinder having free ends projecting from the slit in the split tube. At least one of the free ends of the split cylinder comprises teeth formed therewith to form a comb suitable for applying the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventor: Fran.cedilla.ois Lhuisset
  • 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: 5738121
    Abstract: A hair styling brush (1) for use in combination with a hot air source (12-14), comprising an elongate hollow body (2) with a row of hollow teeth (3), which extend substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis (4) of the hollow body, the interior (5) of the hollow body being in open communication with the interior (6) of each of the hollow teeth, which hollow teeth (3) have outlet apertures (7, 8), through which in operation an air stream flows, which air stream is directed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the hollow body. To give the hair a maximal volume the brush is provided with a comb (9, 10) at either side of the row of hollow teeth (3), opposite the outlet apertures (7, 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Westerveld, Albart J. Kip
  • Patent number: 5657775
    Abstract: A hairbrush is provided having a comb holder and plurality of teeth raised from the comb holder. A plurality of arched flexible bridging strips are respectively connected between each two adjacent teeth and arranged in rows. Each arched flexible bridging strip has a rounded head portion disposed above the topmost edges of the teeth. Each tooth has a plurality of longitudinal scraping grooves formed along its length for removing dirt and water from a user's hair when brushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Kuo-Hua Chou
  • Patent number: 5611361
    Abstract: A device for the application of mascara to the eyelashes comprises a wand having at one end thereof a single stem and at the other end thereof a plurality of tines. An applicator member is affixed to each tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventor: Erlinda D. Leone
  • Patent number: 5337765
    Abstract: A modular brush for applying hair coloring in a user-selected pattern includes a brush body and a plurality of detachable bristle modules. The bristle modules have tightly packed bristles that retain a volume of hair treatment solution, such as dye after the bristles have been dipped into a supply of the solution. The modules may be arranged to achieve the user-selected pattern of hair coloring. The supply or number of supplies of the solution may be provided by a modular tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Hilda C. Wong
  • 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: 5301695
    Abstract: A device for applying a hair treatment solution, such as dye, includes a body having a head and a handle extending from the head. Three arrays of bristles extend from a major surface of the head in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the handle. A center array of bristles has a high bristle density and functions as an absorbent structure for retaining and applying a treatment solution. The end arrays sandwich the center array and have a low bristle density. The bristles of the end arrays have a greater rigidity than those of the center array. The device is used to simultaneously comb hair on one side of a hair partition, apply treatment solution to the partition, spread the treatment solution, and repartition the hair for a subsequent application of treatment solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Hilda c. Wong
  • 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: 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: 4368376
    Abstract: An electric hair curling or styling iron includes an elongated cylindrical housing extending from a handle and enclosing an electric heating element. The outer peripheral cylindrical surface of the housing is provided with an even number of radially spaced longitudinally extending grooves. An elongated support bar is removably located in each of the grooves and each bar includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced teeth extending radially outwardly from the longitudinal axis of the housing. The bars are arranged in alternating first and second series. The bars and teeth of the first series are fabricated from a material relatively of high heat transmissibility, such as aluminum. The bars and teeth of the second series are made of a material of relatively low heat transmissibility, such as plastic. The teeth of the second series are longer than the teeth of the first series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Assignee: Andis Company
    Inventor: Matthew L. Andis
  • Patent number: 4358660
    Abstract: A collapsible electric curling iron includes an elongated hollow handle open at one end and an elongated, generally cylindrical heat conductive housing mounted on the handle for movement between an operative use position where the housing extends out of the handle through the open end and an inoperative storage position where the housing is confined within the handle. A cap on the inner end of the housing cooperates with a collar and guides on the handle to prevent side-to-side or "rocking" movement of the housing in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the handle during movement between the operative and inoperative positions. The housing has a longitudinal bore, generally polygonal in transverse cross section, which accommodates a thin planar electric heating element placed diagonally across the bore and having side edges engaged in diametrically spaced corners of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Andis Company
    Inventor: Matthew L. Andis
  • Patent number: 4287898
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a comb to be used for fluff combing hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Inventor: Leo L. Konesky
  • 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
  • Patent number: 3935423
    Abstract: A hairdressing device comprises an elongate circular cross-section cylindrical body having a relatively small diameter adapted to the size of a hair curl, and a gripping handle extending from one end of the body. A first rectilinear row of comb teeth extends radially from the body, and second and third rectilinear rows of comb teeth extend from the body in opposite sides of the first row and spaced symmetrically relative to the first row. A relatively thin pliers or pressure member is articulated to the body adjacent the handle, and has an operating portion adjacent the handle and an active portion extending in alignment with the first row of comb teeth and movable toward the body to press the hair against the body. The active portion of the pliers or pressure member has an elongated slot therein through which the comb teeth of the first row extend when the active portion is substantially engaged with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Inventor: Massimo Pucci