Clip Or Hairpin Patents (Class 132/276)
  • Patent number: 9763653
    Abstract: A length or strand of resilient material is formed into a continuous ring having multiple tissue-engaging portions for engaging and spreading eyeball tissue segments apart. The strand is formed with elongated straight sides joined by corner portions which are enlarged in directions transverse to the length dimension of each adjacent side. The corner portions constitute the tissue-engaging portions and have top and bottom sections and a connecting section that forms a gap for receiving the tissue. Each side of the ring extends from a bottom section of one corner to a top section of an adjacent corner. When the ring is deployed, the tissue is captured in the gaps at the corners of the ring and also is engaged along each side as that side transitions from a position situated below the tissue to a position situated above the issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsurgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Malyugin, Vaclav Dusek
  • Patent number: 9445656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair accessory characteristic of Shore Hardness between 41 D and 60 D and made from a polymerized plastic mixture including acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin, thermoplastic rubber (TPR), defoamer, lubricant and optical brightener. The hair accessory which is bent and deformed under effect of a tensional stress does not induce white crease marks, cracks or complete breaks and is able to rebounds and returns to initial status after releasing of the tensional stress. The hair accessory with advantages including flexibility, rebound elasticity and plasticity does not compress or hurt a user's scalp and contributes to safety use when the user takes the hair accessory to comb her hairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150114416
    Abstract: A hair clip having a rectangular base frame, with a plurality of prongs forming a unitary structure with the base frame, is disclosed. A weft clip frame is fixedly attached to, or forms a unitary structure with, the base frame. The weft clips which are attached thereto form a U-shape with a portion of said U-shape on either side of the rectangular base frame and extend over an uppermost extremity of the rectangular base, while the lower end of the rectangular base has openings of prongs for attaching hair thereto. The weft clips, in embodiments, hold the weft of a hair extension between the weft clip and rectangular base, such as in a portal of the weft clip opening only towards the top of the rectangular base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Chang Moo Lee
  • Patent number: 8960202
    Abstract: A hair apparatus and hair retention method includes a spine having a longitudinal axis, wherein the spine includes a hole and a peg outwardly protruding from an edge of the spine and substantially along the longitudinal axis of the spine. The spine includes a plurality of protrusions outwardly projecting orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the spine. The hair apparatus further includes a first clip portion including a first connecting mechanism that non-integrally connects the first clip portion with the spine, wherein the first connecting mechanism is positioned at a first end of the first clip portion. The first clip portion includes a first attachment mechanism positioned at a second end of the first clip portion, wherein the first end is at an opposite end from the second end, and thereby the first connecting mechanism and the first attachment mechanism are positioned at opposite ends of the first clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rust Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Connie Stewart
  • Patent number: 8863761
    Abstract: A clipping device includes a first clip jaw, a second clip jaw and a spring unit. Each clip jaw has a retaining seat, a restricting slab, and a crevice formed between these. An edge surface of the retaining seat extends to form a flange. The spring unit is disposed in the retaining seats of the first clip jaw and the second clip jaw. The flange of the first clip jaw is movably disposed in the crevice of the second clip jaw, and the flange of the second clip jaw is movably disposed in the crevice of the first clip jaw. The flanges and crevices restrict the motion between the first clip jaw and the second clip jaw, such that the clipping device of the present disclosure does not need a traditional fixture shaft and encloses the spring unit within the first clip jaw and the second clip jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Yumark Enterprises Corp.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsien Wang
  • Publication number: 20140261529
    Abstract: A hair extension device can include single and dual clip member apparatuses. Hair extension tracks can be applied to the outer surface areas of an apparatus, along the upper edge of a clip member, allowing hair extensions to lie over the entire outer region of the clip. The entire outer surface areas of said clip member apparatuses can contain no holes or at least one row of holes at the top edge of a clip member, providing various means for attaching hair extension tracks. The natural hair can be secured to an apparatus by a row of comb-like teeth that point upward against the scalp when properly applied, providing complementary mating between that natural hair and the slots formed at the base of the comb-like teeth, or by placing the hair in between the apparatus. An apparatus can be opened and closed by snap-action lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tatiana M. Carvalho
  • Publication number: 20140196739
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a hair clip pocket that includes a first hair clip pocket panel located on a first side of the hair clip pocket, a second hair clip pocket panel located on a second, opposing side of the hair clip pocket, the second hair clip pocket panel including at least one slit, and an opening located between the first hair clip pocket panel and the second hair clip pocket panel. The hair clip pocket is configured such that a hair clip is selectively insertable into the opening through the at least one slit such that a portion of the hair clip is constrained by the hair clip pocket, and a portion of the hair clip extends outside the hair clip pocket through the at least one slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jose A. Zephyr, Marie L. Zephyr, Wilise Zephyr
  • Publication number: 20140166040
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a hair clipping device. The device has a first member in the form of an arm, and defines an inwardly facing surface. The device has a second member also in the form of an arm, movably connected to the first member and defines an inwardly facing surface. The device further has a bridge, the bridge has a frame portion made of a first material and an interior portion made of a second material. The interior portion is softer than the frame portion and provided with an increased frictional surface when compared to said frame portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TUNG HING PLASTIC MANUFACTORY LTD.
    Inventor: Ka Chuen SZE
  • Publication number: 20140048089
    Abstract: A hair apparatus and hair retention method includes a spine having a longitudinal axis, wherein the spine includes a hole and a peg outwardly protruding from an edge of the spine and substantially along the longitudinal axis of the spine. The spine includes a plurality of protrusions outwardly projecting orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the spine. The hair apparatus further includes a first clip portion including a first connecting mechanism that non-integrally connects the first clip portion with the spine, wherein the first connecting mechanism is positioned at a first end of the first clip portion. The first clip portion includes a first attachment mechanism positioned at a second end of the first clip portion, wherein the first end is at an opposite end from the second end, and thereby the first connecting mechanism and the first attachment mechanism are positioned at opposite ends of the first clip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: RUST INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Connie Stewart
  • Patent number: 8590544
    Abstract: A hair apparatus and hair retention method includes a spine having a longitudinal axis, wherein the spine includes a hole and a peg outwardly protruding from an edge of the spine and substantially along the longitudinal axis of the spine. The spine includes a plurality of protrusions outwardly projecting orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the spine. The hair apparatus further includes a first clip portion including a first connecting mechanism that non-integrally connects the first clip portion with the spine, wherein the first connecting mechanism is positioned at a first end of the first clip portion. The first clip portion includes a first attachment mechanism positioned at a second end of the first clip portion, wherein the first end is at an opposite end from the second end, and thereby the first connecting mechanism and the first attachment mechanism are positioned at opposite ends of the first clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Rust Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Connie Stewart
  • Patent number: 8528573
    Abstract: A hair clip has a body of a resilient material and first and second claws. The body has a dome shape and includes an outer perimeter, inner and outer surfaces, and a body plane defined generally by the perimeter. The body also includes a body axis generally central to the body and oriented generally perpendicular to the body plane. The first and second claws are coupled to and extend from the body in a generally axial direction relative to the body. The first and second claws are spaced from and generally opposite one another across the body. The hair clip is movable between an open and a closed position. In the open position, the body protrudes from the body plane in an inward axial direction and the first and second claws are separated from one another. In the closed position, portions of the first and second claws overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Goody Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Chudzik, Michael Defenbaugh
  • Publication number: 20130186424
    Abstract: A device particularly useful as a decorative hair accessory and as a way to keep hair in a braided style includes two opposing sections, a male section and a female section which, when coupled together or closed, create a channel for receiving braided hair. The two opposing sections have protrusions or teeth which may be sized to help keep the device in position on the braid and to help keep the braid from unraveling. The exterior of the two opposing sections are formed so as to have the appearance of a row of individual beads. Alignment posts and locking mechanisms may be positioned along the length of the device to help maintain the device in a closed, aligned position and securely attached to the hair. Optionally, the device may include an opener with a tapered end to facilitate opening of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Dean Zachery
  • Publication number: 20130146083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair decoration member which comprising a fastening part and a sheathing part. The fastening part is formed of a flexible metal, and the sheathing part is formed of silicones or thermoplastic rubber and covering the outer surface of the fastening part. By the skidproof property of the sheathing part, the hair decoration member can be strongly attached to hair without making user feel uncomfortable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HAW YANG CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: CHING YAO YANG
  • Patent number: 8453654
    Abstract: An apparatus for hair care comprising an elongate foam body having tapered ends. A flexible core embedded within the foam body. Clips attached to the foam body, clips haying an open position and a closed position. Wherein the foam body is configured to be placed underneath a user's existing natural hair and to be covered by the user's existing natural hair when secured in position by the plurality of clips. Wherein the flexible core is configured to be adapted to a contour of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Toni Munoz
  • Patent number: 8307835
    Abstract: Three or more hairstyling clasps can be used to create a hairstyle effect on a person's hair. Each clasp has first and second generally strip-like portions. A lock of the hair is twisted and positioned between the first and second portions of a first clasp, and the clasp is closed to secure the first lock. A second lock of hair can be similarly twisted and positioned between the first and second portions of a second clasp and the clasp closed to secure the second lock. The two clasps are then fastened together by fastening a portion of the outside surface of the first portion of the first clasp to a portion of the outside surface of the second portion of the second clasp. Additional locks of hair can be twisted and secured within additional clasps in the same manner, and the additional clasps can be fastened to the other clasps in a daisy-chain-like manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Pamela King
  • Publication number: 20120260935
    Abstract: The present invention is a non-slip hair accessory that remains secured in the wearer's hair in the position the wearer placed it. The hair accessory includes a support, a hair-engaging strip and a means for adjusting the accessory in the wearer's hair. In one embodiment, the accessory is a flexible headband wherein the support is a fashion strip such as a ribbon or other flexible material, and the hair-engaging strip is attached to, or molded within, the fashion support strip. In another embodiment, the accessory is a hair clip having a decorative support arm, and a hair-engaging strip is attached to, or molded within, the support arm. The hair-engaging strip includes a plurality of parallel rows of uniformly spaced protrusions. In one embodiment, the hair-engaging strip has three rows of protrusions. In the preferred embodiment, the individual protrusions in the two edge rows are spaced an equal first distance from each neighboring protrusion in either edge row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Andre Lalonde, Sou Noeui Lau
  • Publication number: 20120211021
    Abstract: A hairstyling device includes a flexible hollow main body having meshes or cellular through-holes and a central hole that penetrates through a center of the main body. The main body further includes first and second ends. The first end and/or the second end of the main body can be wound towards the central hole to form a ring-shaped hair tie, wherein the central hole allows insertion of a hair of a user. The hairstyling device can be placed on the hair of the user as a hair volumizer. Further, the through-holes of the main body allow insertion of different hairpins to create various hairstyles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Shih-Ling HSU
  • Patent number: 8225802
    Abstract: Novel hair holding devices having first and second pivotally connected body members including hair gripping portions, and methods for improving existing such hair holding devices, in which the improvement involves providing the first and second body members with at least one elastomeric member for biasing the first and second body members into a closed position and for conforming to gathered strands of a user's hair when the hair gripping portions come into contact with gathered strands of a user's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce A. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120167909
    Abstract: A hair apparatus and hair retention method includes a spine having a longitudinal axis, wherein the spine includes a hole and a peg outwardly protruding from an edge of the spine and substantially along the longitudinal axis of the spine. The spine includes a plurality of protrusions outwardly projecting orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the spine. The hair apparatus further includes a first clip portion including a first connecting mechanism that non-integrally connects the first clip portion with the spine, wherein the first connecting mechanism is positioned at a first end of the first clip portion. The first clip portion includes a first attachment mechanism positioned at a second end of the first clip portion, wherein the first end is at an opposite end from the second end, and thereby the first connecting mechanism and the first attachment mechanism are positioned at opposite ends of the first clip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: RUST INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Connie Stewart
  • Patent number: 8186364
    Abstract: A hair clip that opens and closes using an elastic band. The band holds the jaws in an open position (which eliminates the need for the levers) and the band also urges the jaws together to close the clip (eliminating the need for a metal spring). The clip has a length of material that is attached either across its top or around it. Because the jaws have no attached protruding levers for opening and closing them (like the ones in a traditional ‘butterfly’ clip), the length of material lays relatively smooth across the top of the clip, which not only hides the hinge and elastic band (improving the aesthetic appearance of the clip), it makes it possible to decorated the material or add a companies logo thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: David Alan Silva
  • Publication number: 20120090636
    Abstract: A hair dressing device includes a device body having two clamping arms for rolling up the hair of a person, the clamping arms each having a fixed end hinged together and a free end detachably fastened together by a retaining pin at the free end of one clamping arm and a retaining hole at the free end of the other clamping arm, and two hair clips respectively located on the two distal ends of the device body for securing the device body to the user's hair after the hair has been rolled up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: KAI-MOU TSAI
  • Patent number: 8151808
    Abstract: An elastic hair clip includes a clip frame composed of a first clip frame and a second clip frame, and a joint member. The first and the second clip frame respectively have one end integrally forming a joined end and another end forming an open end, respectively. A clipping strip is disposed between the first and the second clip frame, a little shorter than the first and the second clip frame and having one end formed integrally with the joined end of the first and the second clip frame. When the hair clip is used, the open ends of the first and the second clip frame are combined together by the joint member to make the first and the second clip frame properly curved for clipping hair with the help of the clipping strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jui-Ming Tu
  • Publication number: 20120048291
    Abstract: A hair clip has a body of a resilient material and first and second claws. The body has a dome shape and includes an outer perimeter, inner and outer surfaces, and a body plane defined generally by the perimeter. The body also includes a body axis generally central to the body and oriented generally perpendicular to the body plane. The first and second claws are coupled to and extend from the body in a generally axial direction relative to the body. The first and second claws are spaced from and generally opposite one another across the body. The hair clip is movable between an open and a closed position. In the open position, the body protrudes from the body plane in an inward axial direction and the first and second claws are separated from one another. In the closed position, portions of the first and second claws overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Chudzik, Michael Defenbaugh
  • Publication number: 20110315160
    Abstract: An ornament includes a substrate, a reflective layer formed on the substrate and capable of bright reflection, and a printed pattern layer provided on the reflective layer. The printed pattern layer includes a transparent patterned region to reflect light therethrough, and a non-transparent shielding region that shields the reflective layer. The transparent patterned region is brightened by the reflective layer, and includes a plurality of spaced-apart transparent pattern elements distributed in the non-transparent shielding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Pang LIAO
  • Patent number: 8066018
    Abstract: A hair clip includes two jaws each having a hand grip extended from one end and a connector disposed on a middle portion, and a coupling device having a spring member engaged with the connectors of the jaws for coupling the jaws and the coupling device together and for applying a spring biasing force to bias and force the lugs and one ends of the jaws toward each other, and for allowing the jaws to be forced away from each other and to engage with a hair of a user when the hand grips are forced and depressed toward each other by the user. The jaws each include an opening for anchoring the spring member to the jaws. An elastic member may resiliently couple the lugs of the spring member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 8038501
    Abstract: A figurine for displaying a locket of hair in a simulative manner wherein the locket of hair is releasbly secured within a hair clip and the hair clip is removably attached to the top portion of a figurine's head thus simulating the figurine having a tuft of hair. The figurine may have a simulative appearance of that of a young child or baby and serves as a keepsake memento for those who wish to preserve and display a child's first locket of hair in an non-time consuming, non-complicated, and non-damaging manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Linda Eisen
  • Patent number: 7984720
    Abstract: A bobby pin includes a left body and a right body respectively having plural ribs that are formed with plural teeth for engaging with each other to keep hair firmly clamped. The left and the right body have an opening device that is provided with a root member respectively, with a pivotal pin mounted with a compression spring and a torsion spring. In using, press inward the two bodies to keep the teeth engaged with each other for clamping hair. And, as long as the opening device is pressed, the two bodies can be immediately separated from each other for releasing hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Tsorng Ta Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Ming Tu
  • Patent number: 7963289
    Abstract: A hair accessory made to increase the body and fullness of a ponytail or pig tails. The hair accessory includes a hinged pair of first and second portions movable between an open position and a closed position, each portion having a hinged end and an opposite end, inward facing teeth, and at least one fastener for releasably fastening the portions in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Leona King
  • Patent number: 7950401
    Abstract: A hair holding device including hingedly connected first and second body members each including hair gripping portions adapted to be squeezed by a user whereby the hair gripping portions come into contact with gathered strands of a user's hair. The device further includes a friction-type adjustment mechanism coaxially arranged with respect to the hinge for causing the hair gripping portions to remain at a point at which the hair gripping portions are squeezed together by a user. Optionally, the device may include squeezable release handles or other release mechanism, as well as a torsion spring for biasing the hair gripping portions into either an open or a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Bruce A. Rogers, David Livingston
  • Publication number: 20110041867
    Abstract: A hair styling device includes a primary elongated member having a number of extensions, and having one or more ratchet teeth formed on each of the extensions for engaging with user's hair and for anchoring the first elongated member onto the hair of the user, a secondary elongated member having a coupling end pivotally coupled to the primary elongated member and having an engaging end for detachably anchoring the elongated members onto the hair of the user, the secondary elongated member also includes a number of extensions each having one or more ratchet teeth for engaging with user's hair and for anchoring the secondary elongated member onto the hair of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 7886750
    Abstract: Hair clip comprising two shells (1, 3) provided with claws (5, 7) which are at the front of the clip and pivot relative to one another around two shell hinges (8-12) which extend in the same axial direction (A) at the rear of the clip, from a closure position in which the claws (5, 7) are brought together or even intersect, in order to grip the hair trapped by the claws, to an opening position in which the claws are spaced apart against the deformation of a resilient return means (13, 131, 132) which tends to return the shells (1, 3) to the closure position, and comprising a support plate (17) which is designed to receive for example a jewel and two lugs (19-22) which support the support plate (17) above the two shells (1, 3) in the closure position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Hilaire Coral
  • Publication number: 20110023904
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resilient hair clip that is basically an integral elastic hair clip body made of soft and tenacious material with features of relatively simpler structure and easier manipulation than that of conventional resilient hair clip. The resilient hair clip comprises an internal margin rim and an outer thick hoop integrally surrounds thereon. The internal margin rim encompasses an internal disk, a central hole, plural divergent slits formed outwardly from the central hole and plural convergent clipping fins disposed between adjacent divergent slits. For manipulation, the elastic hair clip body is firstly squeezed to let divergent slits deform to open more while hold the hairs or a bundle of hair to be clipped therein; and then release it to let the convergent clipping fins clip the hairs or a bundle of hair by resilience thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110005547
    Abstract: An hair ornament includes a hairpin, which has an eyelet and two spiral spring wires extended from the eyelet and spirally intersected with each other, an ornament, and a connector, which has a front end fastened to the eyelet of the hairpin and a rear end pivotally connected to the ornament for enabling the hairpin to be biased relative to the ornament between an open position for insertion through the hair of a user and a close position to secure the ornament to the hair of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Kai-Mou Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100319722
    Abstract: A hair pin has an integral clip body. The clip body includes an outer frame and an inner clip. The outer frame has a first end and a second end with a gap, and a space connected to the gap. The inner clip has a first end with a bent portion and a second end with a gap, and a space connected to the gap. The second end of the inner clip is linked to bottom sides of the second end of the outer frame. By releasing the downwards pressed inner clip, hairs will be clipped between the inner clip and the outer frame by a restoring force of the clip body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 7827999
    Abstract: A bobby pin includes a clamping ribs unit and a hair fork. The clamping rib unit consists of a left and a right clamping rib member interspaced, and the left and the right clamping rib member have a press grip with a shaft hole and a guiding groove. The hair fork has two rods extending from a base member. A shaft stands on the base member, extending in the shaft hole of the press grips with a spring fitted around the shaft. In using, a user presses the two press grips to open the left and the right clamping rib member, with the rods of the hair fork shifted and located in the center of the bobby pin. Then the user inserts the left and the right clamping rib member in hair, with the press grips released to permit the left and the right clamping rib member closed up for clamping hair together with the hair fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Tsorng Ta Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Ming Tu
  • Patent number: 7823594
    Abstract: This invention provides a flexible seamless hair clamp. More specifically, the flexible seamless hair clamp has a contiguous body portion. The contiguous body portion has a first leg member having a unitary first distal end and opposite thereto a first lever region, and a second leg member having a unitary second distal end and opposite thereto a second lever region. A curved bridging portion is disposed between and formed integrally with the first and second leg members proximate to the first and second lever regions. The bridging portion connects the first and second leg members in a manner such that each is oppositely juxtaposed with respect to each other and arranged to bias the distal ends into proximate contact with one another. Collectively, the first leg member, curved bridging portion and second leg member define a continuous concave surface within the contiguous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc
    Inventors: Michael Defenbaugh, Regina Hopper, Allison Hardin
  • Publication number: 20100236566
    Abstract: A butterfly clip includes a body section, a first clip section and a second clip section. When pressure is applied to the body section to invert the body section from a concave orientation to a convex orientation, the first clip section and the second clip section secure a user's hair between the clips and the body section. Since there are two clip sections applying pressure against the body section, the butterfly clip securely remains in place in the user's hair. To release the butterfly clip, an opposing pressure is applied so that the clip sections move away from the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara Carey Stachowski
  • Publication number: 20100212685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a head band and hair clip construction. More particularly the invention relates to a head band and hair clip construction that is made to accommodate different cover constructions (faces).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Sandra D. Garza
  • Publication number: 20100192967
    Abstract: A comb for a hair clip (10) which has a body within an upper side (20) and an under side (22), a plurality of attachment formations (38) formed in a straight line on the body, a plurality of teeth (24) which extend from the body and wherein each tooth has an elongate shaft which is attached to the body a leading end on the shaft which is opposite to the body, and a catch (60) formation which stands proud of the shaft and wherein a first set of teeth (24A) has an enlarging taper (50) towards the upper side on the leading end and a second set of teeth (24B) has an enlarging taper (52) towards the underside on the leading end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Richard George Gladwin
  • Publication number: 20100180911
    Abstract: An elastic band includes an elongate elastic core, a sheath, and an elongate friction member. The elongate elastic core comprising a continuous loop and the sheath has an outer surface and surrounds the elongate elastic core. The elongate friction member is disposed in the sheath, such that at least a portion of the elongate friction member protrudes past the outer surface of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Sarah KRAFT, P. Chiu LAU
  • Patent number: 7753058
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip including a first clip member, a second clip member, a hinge, an elastic member is disclosed. The first and second clip members each include a handle portion and a claw portion. The hinge is disposed between and pivotally connects the first and second clip members. An elastic member is disposed between and connects to the first and second clip members thereby biasing the claw portions of the respective first and second clip members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Chudzik, Michael Defenbaugh, Sarah Kraft, Ping Chiu Lau
  • Patent number: 7735497
    Abstract: A hair clip is provided. The hair clip has a lower clip piece and an upper clip piece connected through a pivot connection with a hinge pin and coil spring. The upper clip piece has a bottom portion that defines a concavity portion for defining a hair holding space to hold hair in a bundled state. A finger is connected to the upper clip piece through a pivot connection and for holding hair in a bundled state. A guide loop is connected to a rear end portion of the finger through a pivot connection. The guide loop prevents hair from entering a joint portion defined by the finger and the upper clip piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Chan Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20100139687
    Abstract: A hair clip includes two jaws each having a hand grip extended from one end and a connector disposed on a middle portion, and a coupling device having a spring member engaged with the connectors of the jaws for coupling the jaws and the coupling device together and for applying a spring biasing force to bias and force the lugs and one ends of the jaws toward each other, and for allowing the jaws to be forced away from each other and to engage with a hair of a user when the hand grips are forced and depressed toward each other by the user. The jaws each include an opening for anchoring the spring member to the jaws. An elastic member may resiliently couple the lugs of the spring member together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100108089
    Abstract: An assemblage of components for decoratively retaining ones hair bundled together in a pony tail. The assemblage includes an elastically stretchable band for tightly circumscribing the bundled collection of hair and a decorative clip that detachably anchors it to the ponytail at a position in overlying relation with respect to the elastic band. The clip is an elongate elastically stretchable unit terminating at opposite ends in a respective one of a pair of connecting clasp portions. The clip has a decorative outer face and an inner face on the opposite side. A pin secured to the unit projects at a selected angle from the inner face and projects into the ponytail at a position above the elastic band extending there through and thereby securely retains the clip on the ponytail. The pin preferably has an enlargement such as a spherical ball thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Lisa O. Whyte
  • Patent number: 7690388
    Abstract: Novel hair holding devices having first and second pivotally connected body members including hair gripping portions, and methods for improving existing such hair holding devices, in which the improvement involves providing the first and second body members with at least one elastomeric member for biasing the first and second body members into a closed position and for conforming to gathered strands of a user's hair when the hair gripping portions come into contact with gathered strands of a user's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Richard A. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20100078036
    Abstract: The invention is a specialty hair accessory device with magnetic fastening properties adapted for magnetically coupling a person's hair in place to provide a desired hair style. In one embodiment, a hair accessory device comprises of a first member that includes magnetic properties and a second member that is coupled to the first member wherein both first and second members comprise of a curved body and a comb-like protrusion spaced out along the concave side of the curved body, and wherein the first and second members are adapted for magnetic coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Mohammed Naji
  • Publication number: 20100065079
    Abstract: The presently disclosed technology teaches a hair accessory for receiving and restraining a bundle of hair, a method of making the hair accessory, and methods of styling hair and instructing others to style hair using the hair accessory. The hair accessory comprises a pair of opposing ductile metallic members. In one implementation, the ductile metallic members are generally rectangular and each has a pair of longitudinal ends. The ductile metallic members are covered by at least one backing member. The ductile metallic members are generally configured in an opposing relationship to each other with at least one closed end. The ductile metallic members may be separated from each other along a portion of their longitudinal lengths to define an opening for receiving a bundle of hair. The opposing ductile metallic members may also be closed about the bundle of hair to secure the hair accessory within a wearer's hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Philis A. Harvie
  • Patent number: 7665191
    Abstract: A fastening system includes a grommet having a grommet shank and two grommet cap ends secured to opposing ends of the grommet shank; a planar border having a base and integrally formed substantially parallel planar flexible peripheral first and second legs of substantially like length, the first leg having a first leg distal end with a first aperture and the second leg having a second leg distal end with a second aperture and an integral and peripheral first spike having a first spike pointed end, each of the first and second apertures being proportioned for slidable receipt of the grommet when the first and second apertures are aligned with each other; and an elongate securement leg integrally dependant from the base in a direction of the distal ends of the flexible legs, and including a securement leg distal end having a receiving surface for receiving first spike pointed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Sheldon D. Gould
  • Publication number: 20100018544
    Abstract: A convertible hairclip includes first and second parts each having an arcuate main section that has a pivotal portion on an end thereof and a coupling section on the other end thereof. The main section of each of the first and second parts further includes a clipping section between the pivotal portion and the coupling section. The pivotal portions are pivotably connected to allow the first part to pivot relative to the second part between an extended state and a folded state. The first and second parts are located in a common plane and together form a C-shaped hair band when in the extended state. The first and second parts are located side by side to form a hairclip when in the folded state with the coupling sections of the first and second parts engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100000565
    Abstract: Stylin Kombs address the problem of separating hair that is not being styled from the portion that is being styled without the use of pins, short combs, rubber band or braiding. Styling hair can be a quicker process once the “komb” which fits the hair is pressed down onto the hair that needs to be separated while the other hair is being worked on. Once the stylist is ready for more hair to work with the Stylin Komb is then pulled upward and removed from the separated portion of the hair and placed on to the next part of the hair that needs to be separated. This process is repeated until the styling process is completed. Stylin kombs can also be used to part the hair during the hair separation process. This “komb” can also be used an accessory with or without decorative flowers, cords and ribbon. This komb is very versatile because it can be changed into a hair accessory beautifies any hair style or type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Linda Diane Saylor-Marchant