Squeeze-open Clip Patents (Class 132/277)
  • Patent number: 10792059
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a nasal epistaxis clamp. The present invention provides a nasal epistaxis clamp comprising a solid plastic surface at one end, having an external linear ribbed surface; and expandable limbs at the opposite end, wherein the medial surface of each limb comprises a plurality of bubbles. Also provided are methods and kits for using the nasal epistaxis device for treatment of nasal bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Adolfo Napolez
  • Patent number: 10722235
    Abstract: A surgical clip includes first and second members. The first member includes a first wall and a second wall each defining a proximal curved portion. A base portion adjoins the first wall and the second wall and defines a locking feature. The second member is pivotably connected to the first member between the first and second walls. The second member includes a mating feature and defines a proximal curved portion. The mating feature of the second member is configured to selectively engage the locking feature of the first member to lock the first and second members into an approximated position. Movement of the proximal curved portions of the respective first and second members towards each other causes the mating feature of the second member to disengage from the locking feature of the first member to move the first and second members from the approximated position into an unapproximated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Brandon L. Calavan, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Patent number: 10670057
    Abstract: A shell having a first shell portion and a second shell portion. A first and second claiming surface may be disposed at an end of the first and second shell portions respectively. The first arm and the first shell portion may include a first outer surface. The first arm may include a first arm non-extended position. The first arm may extend away from the first shell portion when in a first arm extended position. The second arm may extend away from the second shell portion when in a second arm extended position. The first shell portion may be disposed to the second shell portion such that the first clamping surface and the second claiming surface separate in response to an external force applied to the first arm in the first arm extended position and the second arm in the second arm extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BRA PADLOCKERS LLC
    Inventors: Wendi Littlefield, Jeffrey Hartnett
  • Patent number: 10344425
    Abstract: A pair of arms includes a first arm and a second arm, each having a curvilinear configuration. Each arm has a lower portion and an upper portion. A U-shaped vertex couples the lower end of the lower portion of the first arm and the lower end of the lower portion of the second arm. A first outwardly curved portion has an upper end and a lower end. The lower end of the first outwardly curved portion is coupled to the upper end of the lower portion of the first arm. A second outwardly curved portion has an upper end and a lower end. The lower end of the second outwardly curved portion is coupled to the upper end of the lower portion of the second arm. First and second knobs are at the upper ends of the first and second outwardly curved portions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Beretzky
  • Patent number: 10178904
    Abstract: A hair clip, particularly for curly hair, includes a first curved jaw having a proximal end portion and a curved distal end portion; and a second curved jaw coupled to the first jaw. The second curved jaw has a proximal end portion and a curved distal end portion. An axle is coupled to the proximal end portions of the first and second curved jaws, thereby permitting the first and second curved jaws to pivot relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The clip also has a biasing element disposed between the proximal end portions of the first and second curved jaws. The biasing element applies a biasing force to both the first and second curved jaws such that in a rest position, the first and second curved jaws are in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Sheena Scavone
  • Patent number: 10051937
    Abstract: The spring-loaded hair clip is a spring-loaded holding device that is adapted for use with hair. The spring-loaded hair clip is a personal grooming device that holds hair in position. A portion of the spring-loaded hair clip is coated in an elastomeric material for comfort and to prevent damage to the hair. An extension side plate extends down between one of the two jaws. A spring-loaded plunger biases the hair clip in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Charlotte Wenzel
  • Patent number: 9833237
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having a handle portion, an elongated portion defining a longitudinal axis therethrough, an end effector, and a pin. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle portion. The end effector is disposed adjacent the elongated portion and includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The pin is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the first jaw member and includes an engaging section. In operation, the pin moves between a first position and a second position. While in the first position, the engaging portion of the pin is spaced from the second jaw member. In the second position, the engaging portion of the pin engages the second jaw member. The second jaw member includes a locking structure configured to maintain the position of the second jaw member with respect to the first jaw member during actuation of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Dino Kasvikis
  • Patent number: 9232841
    Abstract: A hair clip includes two hinged clip bodies and an elastic fastener. Each clip body includes a press portion with a through-hole therein. Each clip body further includes a clamp portion extending from the press portion and having a recess in an outer surface thereof. The elastic fastener includes two spaced end portions and a central portion between the end portions. The end portions of the elastic fastener respectively penetrate the through-holes in the press portions of the clip bodies and are engaged in the recesses in the clamp portions for positioning. The elastic fastener has a roughly elliptic cross section which contributes to service life of the hair clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 9173664
    Abstract: A targeting instrument system is provided and methods for positioning an internal fixation prosthesis, such as an intramedullary rod or nail, including a targeting guide device, an internal fixation prosthesis, and a detachable holding device. The holding device may include an exterior grip portion and a clamp portion defining an interior engaging surface for maintaining a locking alignment between the prosthesis and the targeting guide device during the placement of the internal fixation prosthesis into a subject. The holding device may be formed as a monolithic component including at least two flexible, spaced apart arms defining an elongated receiving channel extending from a proximal end configured to releasably engage the prosthesis and a distal end configured to releasably engage the targeting guide device. Alternatively, the holding device may include two pivotally coupled clamp bodies joined by a shaft rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Trauma, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Metzinger, Paul Slagle
  • Patent number: 9032973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair clip that can effectively and firmly hold hair, without having to use additional hair clips. The hair clip includes an upper hair clip portion with a first end provided with a first pressed portion, a middle clip portion with a first end connected to a second end of the upper clip portion, and a lower clip portion with a first end which is hinge-connected to the first end of the upper clip portion and which is provided with a second pressed portion, the lower clip portion supporting the middle clip portion. The upper clip portion and the middle clip portions are hinge-connected to each other. The upper clip portion and the lower clip portion are hinge-connected to each other. The upper clip portion has a first toothed portion having teeth protruding toward the lower clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Hak Park
  • Publication number: 20150075554
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of labels for hair accessories. The label may be used for displaying indicia (e.g., a company name, brand, logo, etc.). The label also provides a non-slip feature to help better hold the hair accessory in place. By way of example, the label may be applied along an inner surface of the hair accessory or pinch clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Miles P. Faust
  • 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: 20140209117
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: YUMARK ENTERPRISES CORP.
    Inventor: WEN-HSIEN WANG
  • Publication number: 20140202489
    Abstract: A pinless hair grip with hidden spring includes two gripping bodies and a spring body. Each griping body respectively includes a gripping member and a covering member which is connected with the gripping member. The two gripping bodies are pivoted with each other by pivotally connecting the two covering members, and a hidden space is provided within the covering member along a pivoting axis of the two covering members. The spring body is provided within the hidden space and is covered by the covering member, and two ends of the spring body respectively contact the two gripping bodies to open or close the gripping member of the two gripping bodies. Thereby the spring body within the gripping body is hidden from being viewed so as to improve the aesthetic feeling of the hair grip and to prevent hairs from being teared by the spring body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HAW YANG CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Yao YANG
  • Publication number: 20140144460
    Abstract: A hair clip includes a lower body with a lower jaw, a lower joint, and a lower finger grip structure. An upper body includes an upper jaw, a first upper joint, a second upper joint, and an upper finger grip structure, where the first upper joint is rotatably coupled to the lower joint by a primary hinge pin which secures the primary spring in place. A secondary body includes a secondary jaw and a secondary joint, and an upward curved edge, where the secondary joint is rotatably coupled to the second upper joint by a secondary hinge pin which secures the secondary spring in place. A primary spring couples to the lower body and the upper body, where the primary spring is configured to push the upper jaw towards the lower jaw. A secondary spring couples to the upper body and the secondary body, where the secondary spring is configured to push the secondary jaw towards the upper jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: ASHLEY LYNN HALL
  • Publication number: 20140060570
    Abstract: A hair clip includes an upper clamping, plate having two locating blocks or hook plates located on the bottom side thereof, a lower clamping plate, a pivot pin pivotally connecting the rear end of the upper clamping plate and the rear end of the lower clamping plate together, a torsion spring mounted on the pivot pin with two opposing ends thereof respectively stopped against the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate to elastically hold the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate in a close position, and an elastic pressure member connected between the locating blocks or hook plates of upper clamping plate and suspending between the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate to enhance positioning stability during application of the hair clip to arrange the hair of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: KAI-MOU TSAI
  • Publication number: 20130233337
    Abstract: A hair clip for styling hair comprising a pair of clipping elements with two to three clipping fingers having toothed ridges and/or an overlay of rubbery material, with or without holes in the center of the clipping fingers, to facilitate gripping and holding hair strands and segments of hair on the head while blow drying wet or semi-wet hair to create volume and height to the resulting hair style without the use of mousse or gels. The hair clip is configured with an elastic connecting arrangement comprised of the thumb and forefinger grips of the clipping elements held together by a torsion spring or other compatible spring at the base of the hair clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Gawden LLC
    Inventor: Bojana Carey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120298129
    Abstract: Hair clip used for hair coloring services, specific to highlighting and low lighting techniques, and the like. The hair clip is easily maneuverable, easily transportable, inexpensive to manufacture, and lightweight. The hair clip comprises of a first hair gripping arm body, a second hair gripping arm body, and a spring attachment for connecting the first hair gripping arm body to the second hair gripping arm body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: KEVIN BALBOA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8276598
    Abstract: An improved hair clip employs a pair of cooperating main members that are pivotally connected and biased into a hair engaging orientation. Each of the main members is contoured and includes a first end spaced apart from a second end by a middle portion. The first end of each main member acts as an articulation tab that allows an individual to apply leverage necessary to place the clip in a hair engaging orientation. Attachment sleeves are removably attached to the main member middle portions with a centrally located articulation storage sleeve. Each storage sleeve may be capped for storage of loose items or may accept one of several interchangeable accessory tubes. A depending cover member is provided for positioning of a mirror for use in cosmetics application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa Palmer Shepard, John Shepard
  • Patent number: 8258434
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8240318
    Abstract: A hair clip is provided. An upper clip includes a first body, a first pressing unit for separating the upper clip and a lower clip, and a first bracket having a first through hole. The lower clip includes a second body, a second pressing unit configured to separate the upper clip and the lower clip when a clamping force is applied thereto, and a second bracket having a second through hole, the second bracket being positioned on an upper portion of the second pressing unit of the lower clip. A fixing member having an elasticity has a first end coupled with the first body of the upper clip and a second end coupled with the first pressing unit of the upper clip. The spring provides an elastic force while pressing the upper clip. The hinge connects the upper and lower clips with the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jin Ho Choi
  • Publication number: 20120186602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair clip with a hidden spring. The hair clip includes two clamp bodies pivotally joined by a shaft rod. A spring is mounted around the shaft rod to bias two claw clamp portions of the two clamp bodies into a closed position for clipping hair of a user. The spring is hidden inside a connecting base formed on one of the clamp bodies, and therefore the hair clip appearance and safety in use is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 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
  • Patent number: 8181658
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plastic hairclip features in enabling to open and close by plastic resilience intrinsically. The plastic hairclip comprises a mount retainer, a lever retainer with a pair of releasing tabs, a hinged pivotal root and a pair of open-able jaws, which functions to accommodate, hold and release a hair bundle by intrinsic plastic resilience thereof. The plastic hairclip is made of a polymerized plastic mixture by 55% of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), 30% of ethylene glycol (EG), 10% of phosphotungstic acid (PTA), 1% of optical brightener and 4% of polypropylene (PP) or butadiene-styrene copolymers sold under the trademark, K-Resin with 5% tolerance for each individual component respectively. Thereby, the plastic hairclip product features in good malleability, re-plasticization ability and tenacity as well as good artistic effect in shining brightness and eco-friendly effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 8161982
    Abstract: A hair ornament includes a body having an engagement section to be in contact with hair of a user. The engagement section includes a row of plates arranged along a length direction of the body. Two of the row of plates adjacent to each other are connected by a connecting member having first and second ends. The first end of each connecting member is pivotably connected to one of two adjacent plates. The second end of each connecting member is pivotably connected to the other of the two adjacent plates. A spacing between two adjacent plates is adjustable by pivoting the two adjacent plates to adjust an overall length of the body in the length direction of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120080048
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a jaw clip. The jaw clip comprises a first jaw unit, a second jaw unit and a pivot. The first jaw unit contains a first base part, pluralities of first expanding parts and pluralities of first jointing parts thereof. Each of first expanding part has pluralities of pillars disposed in line coincident with axial direction of the first expanding part. Each of first jointing part has pluralities of holes disposed in line coincident with axial direction of the first jointing part. Each of pillar disposes in a hole, so that first expanding part may rotate relative to first jointing part. The second jaw unit contains a second base part, pluralities of second expanding parts and pluralities of second jointing parts thereof. The pivot pivotally connects the first base part and the second base part, so that the first jaw unit may rotate relative to the second jaw unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Li-Chieh Chen
  • Publication number: 20120048292
    Abstract: A hair clip comprises a lower clip piece that contacts on and/or slide over customer's hair, an upper clip piece, and a finger pivotally connected to the upper clip piece. The finger has sidewalls, extensions extending from the sidewalls, a stopper that limits the pivoting of the finger, and side flaps that extend beyond the stopper. The upper clip piece, the lower clip piece and the finger form a space that temporarily grabs a customer's hair for hair styling work. The side flaps prevent unwanted trapping of customer's hair between the finger and the upper clip piece. In addition to teeth provided on the upper clip piece and the lower clip piece, teeth are provided along the entire length of the finger, along the sidewalls, extensions and flaps of the finger thereby providing easy and firm grabbing of hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan Tokko
  • Patent number: 8109279
    Abstract: A hair clip has two body members pivotally coupled together by a spring-biased hinge mechanism. Each body member has a handle section and a hair-gripping section with the hinge mounted between them. The hair clip can have at least one handle-deflecting opening in each handle section to form at least one handle-flexing region where the handle sections can deflect outwardly into a low-profile flexed position. A mechanical stop may be provided to limit inward deflection. The hair clip can also have at least one teeth-deflecting opening in each hair-gripping section to form at least one teeth-flexing region where the hair-gripping sections can deflect into a low-profile flexed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Chudzik, Michael Defenbaugh
  • Patent number: 8087416
    Abstract: A hair clip having two body members pivotally coupled together by a concealed-spring hinge mechanism. The hinge mechanism includes a housing and a spring concealed within the housing in normal use of the hair clip. In typical commercial embodiments, the housing is integrally formed with a first one of the body members in a one-step process. The housing defines an inner-end access opening through which the spring is inserted during the manufacturing process. The access opening is closed off by a second one of the body members when the hair clip is assembled for use. The hair clip may be manufactured with the housing initially fabricated on the first body member in a one-piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Defenbaugh, Justin Recchion
  • Patent number: 8082930
    Abstract: A hair ornament includes a body having an enveloping section for enveloping a portion of hair of a user. The enveloping section includes upper and lower ends spaced in a direction. The portion of the hair of the user extends through the upper and lower ends of the enveloping section. A styling section is mounted to the body. The styling section includes a plurality of tines extending in the direction. The tines of the styling section initially not extend through the hair of the user when the body is worn on the hair of the user. The body is movable relative to the hair of the user so that the tines of the styling section extend through another portion of the hair not enveloped by the enveloping section to position the body on the hair of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110297178
    Abstract: A hair ornament includes a body having an engagement section to be in contact with hair of a user. The engagement section includes a row of plates arranged along a length direction of the body. Two of the row of plates adjacent to each other are connected by a connecting member having first and second ends. The first end of each connecting member is pivotably connected to one of two adjacent plates. The second end of each connecting member is pivotably connected to the other of the two adjacent plates. A spacing between two adjacent plates is adjustable by pivoting the two adjacent plates to adjust an overall length of the body in the length direction of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Shih Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 8069864
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip includes a first claw portion, and a second claw portion pivotally connected to the first claw portion. A primary hinge may provide the pivotal connection between the first claw portion and the second claw portion, aligned along a primary hinge axis. At least one deployable handle extends from one of the first claw portion and the second claw portion, and may be movable between a deployed configuration and a stowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chininis, Jose Longoria
  • 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: 8061369
    Abstract: A hair clip for beauty shop, designed to clip hair to be cared and to maintain its shape. The hair clip comprises a finger installed to be able to rotate with the elasticity from an upper clip piece and so to support a pressing member toward a lower clip piece, and a soft pressing member installed to be connected to the upper clip piece and the finger. The hair clip can clip firmly hair positioned on the upper part of the lower clip piece and so prevent the hair from falling away from the hair clip in process of hair care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Chan-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8011375
    Abstract: This invention provides a unitary hair clip. More specifically, provided is an elastic midsection with a first portion extending from the midsection, the first portion having a first width. A second portion extends from the midsection opposite from the first portion. The second portion provides an aperture having a second width greater than the first width. The aperture is adapted to receive the first portion. The first portion, the second portion and the elastic midsection are formed as a contiguous seamless structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Defenbaugh, Regina Hopper, Allison Hardin
  • Patent number: 7989735
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20110030719
    Abstract: A hair clip, comprising two clamping portions, a locating bolt, and a torsional spring. The clamping portions are symmetrically formed and include each an internal side. An accommodation is positioned at the center near the top of the internal side for receiving the torsional spring and providing a pivot room, and the locating bolt is inserted into bolt holes and is then secured in position. The accommodations of the clamping portions include both a cavity corresponding to one side of the torsional spring. In this way, the force exertion legs of the torsional spring are extended into a deep position of the cavities of the accommodations such that a balancing and clamping force may act on the clamping portions. Moreover, the torsional spring is completely enclosed by the cavities of the accommodations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Che-Hsi Yang
  • Publication number: 20110023905
    Abstract: A hair clip is provided. An upper clip includes a first body, a first pressing unit for separating the upper clip and a lower clip, and a first bracket having a first through hole. The lower clip includes a second body, a second pressing unit configured to separate the upper clip and the lower clip when a clamping force is applied thereto, and a second bracket having a second through hole, the second bracket being positioned on an upper portion of the second pressing unit of the lower clip. A fixing member having an elasticity has a first end coupled with the first body of the upper clip and a second end coupled with the first pressing unit of the upper clip. The spring provides an elastic force while pressing the upper clip. The hinge connects the upper and lower clips with the spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: JIN HO CHOI
  • Publication number: 20100326460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plastic hairclip features in enabling to open and close by plastic resilience intrinsically. The plastic hairclip comprises a mount retainer, a lever retainer with a pair of releasing tabs, a hinged pivotal root and a pair of open-able jaws, which functions to accommodate, hold and release a hair bundle by intrinsic plastic resilience thereof. The plastic hairclip is made of a polymerized plastic mixture by 55% of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), 30% of ethylene glycol (EG), 10% of phosphotungstic acid (PTA), 1% of optical brightener and 4% of polypropylene (PP) or K-resin with 5% tolerance for each individual component respectively. Thereby, the plastic hairclip product features in good malleability, re-plasticization ability and tenacity as well as good artistic effect in shining brightness and eco-friendly effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100326458
    Abstract: A hair ornament includes a body having an enveloping section for enveloping a portion of hair of a user. The enveloping section includes upper and lower ends spaced in a direction. The portion of the hair of the user extends through the upper and lower ends of the enveloping section. A styling section is mounted to the body. The styling section includes a plurality of tines extending in the direction. The tines of the styling section initially not extend through the hair of the user when the body is worn on the hair of the user. The body is movable relative to the hair of the user so that the tines of the styling section extend through another portion of the hair not enveloped by the enveloping section to position the body on the hair of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 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: 20100242987
    Abstract: A bottle cap hair clip with a first hair dip member, a second hair dip member, a first top half panel, a second top half panel, a torsion spring and a set of first and second decorative top over panels. The first and second dip members are pivotably attached to each other by a common shaft and employ a torsion spring in a standard way. The first and second dip members each terminate at their upper edge in a hinge member. The first and second top half panels each terminate at their distal edges in a hinge portion that engages with the upper hinge members of the first and second clips. The top half panels are hingedly attached to each other at their central abutting edges. The first and second decorative top over panels are attached to the top surface of the first and second top half panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Donna Washington
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100154818
    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: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce A. Rogers