Toilet Patents (Class 2/174)
  • Patent number: 10252111
    Abstract: A protective swim cap used to protect users' heads from injuries caused by collisions. More specifically, an elastic, protective swim cap that is long enough to cover swimmers' ears and that includes a safety feature made up of alternating solid free space and open cells, wherein the safety feature is located near the center line of the protective swim cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mako International, LLC
    Inventors: David Burns, Theresa Finn, Kenneth Starcznski, Jordan Hamilton, Raul Fracassi
  • Patent number: 10195101
    Abstract: A cap for preventing hair loss has a crown with protrusions extending from the concave surface of the crown. When the cap is placed on a user's skull at least one of the protrusions is aligned with a suture in the skull. Rubbing on the exterior of the crown at the locations of the protrusion will abrade excess bone growth or thickening on top of the suture thereby assuring circulation to the scalp to support hair growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Caleb C. Novak
  • Patent number: 10117493
    Abstract: The Salon Hair dryer Hood Cover was invented by taking a bath towel and poly cotton blend material, placing them together and cutting them 3 ft and 8 in long and 2 ft wide; Cut the covers off the towel, pin together fold down 1 in, stitching together, Slide the elastic through the corners, creating the hood. Attach your strap to the hood, which are used to tighten the hood around the salon hair dryer. This will keep the heat inward. Thus eliminating longer dryer time under the hair dryer. Attach four straps to hood, which are used to tighten the hood around the salon hairdryer This will keep the heat inward. Thus eliminating longer dryer time under the hair dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Anetra Diane Byrd
  • Patent number: 10092478
    Abstract: A complexion and neck treatment band (CNTB) for a user, by which compound mechanical stimulation is applied to the skin of the face and surrounding skin patches. The band fits around the head of the user, forming a tight fit with the skin of the complexion and possibly neck. The user can apply generalized stretch, and using special stretch lobes also apply localized stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Noah Amit
  • Patent number: 10064442
    Abstract: A protective hood designed to be worn under a racing driver's helmet and to help in taking off the helmet of said driver under all circumstances, said hood it has at least one removal member secured to the top of the hood and having dimensions such that its free ends extend downwards and are accessible from outside said integral helmet when the latter is worn over said hood, and a holding member secured to each side face of the hood in order to keep the free ends of said removal member in position against the hood and substantially symmetrical with respect to the vertical sagittal plane of said hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: STAND 21
    Inventor: Yves Morizot
  • Patent number: 10010156
    Abstract: A mask for facial contouring that includes: a main portion, where the main portion is adapted to cover a portion of a user's face leaving exposure of a user's outer jaw bone; eye covers, where the eye covers cover the user's eyes; a lip cover, where the lip cover covers the user's lips; temple covers extending from the main portion covering each temple area of the user's face; slit openings along a nose section of the mask; openings at a forehead portion of the mask; and an ear loop on each side of the mask for attaching the mask to the user's face. Each side of the mask may include curved exposure of the user's outer jaw bone and preferably the mask includes a soft material on an interior of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Valentina Yakis
  • Patent number: 9907381
    Abstract: A hair wrap envelopes the hair. The hair wrap comprises a cap portion, a pouch, and side walls. The cap portion has at least one attachment means. At least two elongated ties located on opposite sides of the side walls are adapted to be twisted for securing the wrap on the user's head. A material loop is located on a back base of the pouch to hold the ties in place. An attachment means located on a bottom edge of the pouch mates with the attachment means of the cap portion. A crown loop located on the top section is adapted to hold the pouch after the pouch is twisted and lifted toward the top section. The pouch is adapted to lay untwisted when the wrap is in an extended position, and to be twisted and lifted upward when the wrap is in a wrapped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Julie A. Tussey
  • Patent number: 9655471
    Abstract: A disposable, non-absorbent cooking utensil is described for selectively covering foodstuffs in stovetop, microwave, oven, slow-roaster, crockpot, griddle or grill-top cooking operations. The entire cover, with integrated handle, has sufficient wet-strength and rigidity to maintain its shape and integrity so as to be easily removable and replaceable during cooking. The cover is made of a non-absorbent and optionally fire-resistant material that is permeable enough to allow steam to escape while still containing grease splatter and cooking liquids within the cooking vessel, thereby preventing boil-over or foaming of liquids (as can be caused by starch when cooking pasta and potatoes, etc.) and promoting a cooking environment similar to uncovered frying or cooking; enabling thickening and frying, etc. The material of the cover is also sufficiently resistant to the conduction of heat that the integrated handle does not get so hot during operation that it prevents easy grasping and lifting without getting burned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Terri M Zaczyk
  • Patent number: 9532620
    Abstract: A hair towel cape is provided having a body having a neck opening, a first layer, and a second layer. The first layer is joined to the second layer. The first layer is located on a first side of the body. The first layer has a water absorbent material. The second layer is located on a second side of the body. The second layer has a waterproof or water repellent material. The second side is opposite of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Pededia Jalonne McGuire, Willie D. McGuire
  • Patent number: 9439492
    Abstract: The Wrap-n-Dry Towel has a hook strip on one side of the towel and a loop strip on the opposite side of the towel. When the towel is wrapped around a person's head to the forehead and the hook and loop are pressed together it provides a strong wrap. The towel is never twisted into a knot and is loose on the hair and allows the hair and towel to drape down the back side of the person allowing faster drying of the hair and preventing tangling of the hair for a healthier strand of hair and ease of brushing the hair out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Cherney Johnson
  • Patent number: 9361415
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement multi-fabric designs by using respective EDA tools associated with multiple design fabrics to access their respective native design data. Each EDA tool has access to and processes or manipulates its corresponding native design data; and no EDA tools have the visibility of the entire multi-fabric electronic design. Requests for actions are automatically transmitted among these EDA tools to instantiate desired EDA tools and to descend or ascend the multi-fabric design structure so that native design data in a particular design fabric are processed by the corresponding EDA tool(s) within the context of the other design fabrics. These techniques enable designers to implement, check, verify, simulate, analyze, probe, and netlist the entire electronic design across multiple design fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Ginetti, Taranjit Singh Kukal, Vikas Kohli
  • Patent number: 9329409
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement spectacle attachments that can provide protection from radiation. In one embodiment, a spectacle attachment that provides protection from radiation includes: a body of material that is a barrier to at least some form of radiation; where the body of material is configured so that it can couple with either temple of a pair of glasses; and where the body of material is sized to protect the side of a wearer's face from at least approximately the wearer's temple to approximately below the wearer's cheek when the body of material is coupled to a temple of a pair of glasses and the pair of glasses is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Century Pacific Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Nodtvedt
  • Patent number: 9210960
    Abstract: A hair style accommodating hat device permits wearing a hat displaying a hair style or the appearance of a hair style commonly referred to as a mohawk. The device includes a main member having an annular perimeter edge and a convex central portion extending from the perimeter edge defining an interior space wherein the main member is configured to be worn on a head. An elongated slot extends through the central portion of the main member. The slot has spaced longitudinal side edges wherein the slot is configured for receiving an elongated strip of hair through the slot while the main member is coupled to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Stacey Linn
  • Patent number: 9138025
    Abstract: A head covering made from a stretchable fabric forming an elongated tubular shaped article. The head covering has a front opening with a band portion to secure the head covering to a head. The head covering securely extends around the head and extends the full length of the hair to a back opening. The head covering is designed to circumferentially surround fully extended hair along the entire length of the hair. The head covering is designed to permit configuration flexibility, allowing it to protect hair, prevent user distraction from blowing hair, and permit for the safe wearing of a head apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SASSA Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa Lunsford
  • Patent number: 9128303
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly that enables eyeglasses to be worn more comfortably when lifted above the eyes and onto the head. The eyeglasses have a frame with a bridge. Two pad arms may extend from the frame under the bridge. Two nose pads are provided at attach to the frames either directly or with the pad arms. Each of the nose pads contains a nose contact surface. Two complex pad structures are provided that either replace or attach to the nose pads. Each of the complex pad structures has a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The first contact surface lays parallel over the nose contact surface of the nose pad. The second contact surface is oriented to be generally perpendicular to the first contact surface. When the set of eyeglasses are lifted above the eyes, the second contact surface can directly rest against the wearer's head without causing discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Erik Lier
  • Patent number: 9032549
    Abstract: An inflatable bonnet cap system for wrapping around a user's hair featuring an inflatable headpiece with a series of inflatable horizontal and vertical tubes, each horizontal tube has connectors and a valve for inflation, and a spring ring having a spring ring tube constructed with accordion-style seams, the spring ring tube has connectors with valves for inflation. An insert edge is on the bottom edge of the bottommost horizontal tube, and a wedge is disposed on the top surface of the spring ring tube. The insert edge can be accepted into the wedge of the spring ring tube. The system of is inflatable and retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Miltonia T. Cameron
  • Patent number: 8844065
    Abstract: A hairnet suitable for retaining a person's hair in a desired position while providing comfort to the person when wearing a tight-fitting helmet or other headgear that comes into contact with the hairnet. The hairnet may include a net portion with a band connected along one edge of the net portion. The ends of the band then may be brought together, along with portions of the net portion, to a cinch point and bound with a cinch structure. The resulting cinch point may be advantageously worn at the nape of the neck, thus avoiding pressure points on other parts of the person's head. Methods of constructing the hairnet and using the hairnet with a helmet are also disclosed. Embodiments of the present hairnet may be made with materials used in the construction of conventional hairnets because of their familiarity, breathability, and generally disposable nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: One Knot Hairnet LLC
    Inventor: Michelle J. Osgood
  • Patent number: 8584682
    Abstract: A scarf with hairpiece device has a generally rectangular bandana with a first bandana surface, a second bandana surface, a first bandana side, a second bandana side, a third bandana side, and a fourth bandana side. The bandana has four quadrants. Arc-shaped first attachment means, second attachment means, and third attachment means are located on the first surface in the fourth quadrant offset from one another. A linear fourth attachment is located on the second surface in the first quadrant. A first sunglasses holding component has a strip located on the second surface in the first quadrant. A second sunglasses holding component has a strip located on the second surface in the third quadrant. The sunglasses holding components are attached on a first end and a second end with an open middle for allowing sunglasses legs to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Naylor
  • Patent number: 8540445
    Abstract: This face mask includes a right side sheet and a left side sheet which are mutually enantiomorphic. On a right side sheet and a left side sheet, a thermoplastic adhesive material is applied to the inner sides of ranges which include front edge strip portions which, during use, oppose the median line of the user's face; the right side sheet and the left side sheet are then laid together overlapping their inner sides; and heat is applied to areas of these front edge portions other than portions which, during use, oppose the nostrils and the mouth of the user, so that thereby the right side sheet and the left side sheet are joined together. By then opening out the right side sheet and the left side sheet in the direction to separate them, this face mask is caused to assume a three dimensional shape over its entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Omoto
  • Patent number: 8458812
    Abstract: A protective face mask includes an eye-protecting shield made essentially from a plastics material. The eye-protecting shield is dimensioned to cover at least the eye portions of a human wearer. The eye-protecting shield has a perimeter defining a first surface facing the wearer's face, and a second surface facing away from the wearer's face. An adhesive forms an adhesive strip attached to the first surface of the eye-protecting shield for providing a substantially watertight and releasable sealing engagement between at least a portion of the perimeter forming an upper edge of the face mask and at least a portion of the skin of the wearer's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kreaps APS
    Inventor: Helle Kayerod
  • Patent number: 8296866
    Abstract: A flexible, non-absorbent sweatband includes a seal band sized to wrap around a wearer's head and a clip into which the free ends of the seal band are secured at the back of the wearer's head. An upwardly opening channel is integrally molded with the seal band to carry sweat dripping down the wearer's forehead to open channel ends behind the wearer's ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Paula L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8245323
    Abstract: A head-worn liquid shield has a substantially half-circled brim, a tautening edge portion, and a sealing tube that provides an effective sealing means for protecting a user's face, nose, ears and eyes from water, soap, shampoo and other hairdressing materials. The sealing tube is compressible to result in a diameter size automatically adjusted according to the pressure exerted on the sealing tube by the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Hui Shao
  • Publication number: 20120167275
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a protective headwear having a headband and an insulating drape and a method of manufacturing the same. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Chevis Pugh
  • Patent number: 8074297
    Abstract: A headwear garment is used for retaining a wearer's hair. The headwear garment has a head covering and a hair retaining sleeve. The head covering is open on one side for allowing a wearer to wear the head covering. The head covering has inner and outer surfaces with a channel formed through the inner and outer surfaces. The hair retaining sleeve has an opening formed in one end. The sleeve is affixed to the head covering and positioned to align the opening in the sleeve with the channel through the inner and outer surfaces of the head covering. When the head covering is worn by a wearer, the wearer's hair is able to be passed through the channel and into the sleeve through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Shannon L. Graham
  • Publication number: 20110154556
    Abstract: A splash guard for protecting a person's eyes, nose and ears from soap and other hairdressing preparations, such as shampoo, applied to a person's hair is provided having a body encircling a part of a person's head above the person's eyes, nose and ears. A sealing member preferably prevents the flow of water or hairdressing preparations between the splash guard and the head of the person. A gripping element is preferably provided to facilitate positioning and maintaining the splash guard in position. A securing mechanism can also be provided to help retain the splash guard in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Martin J. Ciesinski, Chris J. Dowhie
  • Publication number: 20110145976
    Abstract: A hairnet suitable for retaining a person's hair in a desired position while providing comfort to the person when wearing a tight-fitting helmet or other headgear that comes into contact with the hairnet. The hairnet may include a net portion with a band connected along one edge of the net portion. The ends of the band then may be brought together, along with portions of the net portion, to a cinch point and bound with a cinch structure. The resulting cinch point may be advantageously worn at the nape of the neck, thus avoiding pressure points on other parts of the person's head. Methods of constructing the hairnet and using the hairnet with a helmet are also disclosed. Embodiments of the present hairnet may be made with materials used in the construction of conventional hairnets because of their familiarity, breathability, and generally disposable nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: ONE KNOT HAIRNET LLC
    Inventor: Michelle J. Osgood
  • Publication number: 20100299807
    Abstract: A secure-fitting and absorbent elongated hood for containing, managing, and drying wet hair and preventing water from dripping onto flooring or onto the wearer's clothing during the hair drying or hair setting process, requiring no leaning forward of the head for application. Such elongated hood generally comprises an absorbent concave form-fitting cap having a centering button located thereon, a triangular wing of fabric extending from each of the left and right sides of said form-fitting cap of said elongated hood, reciprocal hook-and-loop fabric strips sewn onto each left and right triangular wing, an elongated tail region being progressively tapered from said concave form-fitting cap to a rounded and concave distal end and having an elastic loop for fastening purposes, and concave petal-shaped protuberances of absorbent fabric at such concave distal end for catching, retaining, and absorbing water dripping from the wearer's hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Cynthia Saito
  • Patent number: 7836522
    Abstract: Bandana Headwear, for all ages, is attractive, versatile, easily produced, having numerous uses and advantages. First, the flexible plastic headband, conforming comfortably to head, is removable for washing. Second, there are two ways to wear Bandana. Third, the optional, attached Visor may be worn three ways: extended outward, over top of Bandana, or tucked underneath. Fourth, Bandana and Visor are reversible when either has two fabric layers sewn together. Fifth, incorporating reversible Bandana with 3-way Visor allows twelve different looks. Sixth, larger Bandana with inner cap, completely covering head, was designed for those with total hair loss. This version, combining two end-tying methods and 3-way Visor, provides six different looks. Seventh, an attachable Visor, fastened with VELCRO, enables consumer to buy one Visor, wear with one or more of invention's Bandana styles without Visor or with any headwear with no Visor, unrelated to present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Judy Blecha
  • Patent number: 7836523
    Abstract: A two ply head covering in the form of a triangular scarf or babushka in which a weft of hair is secured to extend directly from the front edge of the babushka between opposing inturned forward edges of the babushka.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Keela F. Castle
  • Patent number: 7827621
    Abstract: A hair drying head-piece that absorbs moisture from the hair of a wearer, said headpiece having a cap portion having a top part and a bottom part, said cap bottom part having an opening sized to fit about the top of the wearer's head and said cap top part having a hole therein to allow at least a portion of the wearers's hair to exit the cap therethrough; and at least 4 flat water-absorbing fabric strips attached to the cap top part, each of the 4 flat water-absorbing fabric strips having a length of between 12 and 30 inches and a width between 0.6 inches and 2 inches, wherein said strips fall freely with the wearer's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Amelia DaCruz
  • Patent number: 7818819
    Abstract: A dual-purpose neck gaiter includes a hollow cylindrical gaiter body that has two insertion holes near one of two openings thereof, and an elastic cord member inserted through the insertion holes of the hollow cylindrical gaiter body for tying up one end of the hollow cylindrical gaiter body for enabling the dual-purpose neck gaiter to be used as a beanie. A first connector and a second connector may be respectively provided at the two ends of the elastic cord member for detachably joining the ends of the elastic cord member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sound Team Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Pai Chiang
  • Patent number: 7774858
    Abstract: A protective face mask comprising: an eye-protecting shield made essentially from a plastics material, the eye-protecting shield being dimensioned to cover at least the eye portions of a human wearer, the eye-protecting shield having a perimeter defining a first surface facing the wearer's face, and a second surface facing away from the wearer's face; an adhesive forming an adhesive strip attached to the first surface of the eye-protecting shield for providing a substantially watertight and releasable sealing engagement between at least a portion of the perimeter forming an upper edge of the face mask and at least a portion of the skin of the wearer's face, wherein the upper part of the perimeter of the mask is provided with a continuous layer of adhesive along the perimeter, and the lower part of the perimeter of the mask is free of adhesive, the lower part of the perimeter forms a bottom edge of the mask being provided with at least one part forming a projection offset from the centre line of the mask, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: KREAPS ApS
    Inventor: Helle Kayerød
  • Publication number: 20100192282
    Abstract: A versatile hair covering holds dreadlocks or other large amounts of hair in a way that creates the appearance of a crown yet is practical since it snugly holds the hair and keeps it away from the face. Its versatility allows it to be worn as a hat or under a hat. The hair covering is made of six five-sided panels of stretchable fabric whose bottom edges are stitched to an annular band of fabric having an elastic insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Larry Matthews
  • Publication number: 20100154100
    Abstract: A head-worn liquid shield has a substantially half-circled brim, a tautening edge portion, and a sealing tube that provides an effective sealing means for protecting a user's face, nose, ears and eyes from water, soap, shampoo and other hairdressing materials. The sealing tube is compressible to result in a diameter size automatically adjusted according to the pressure exerted on the sealing tube by the user's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Hui Shao
  • Publication number: 20100138979
    Abstract: An ergonomically shaped water blocking face screen which provides a new and improved protective device for use in separating the facial portion of the head from the portion of the head bearing hair whereas to create a physical division between the two and thus allow work to be done on either side without reciprocal contamination or interference. A preferred embodiment comprises the use of a protective visor with a skin contacting seal and a means to affix the visor to the user's head and face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Delano Thompson
  • Patent number: 7681252
    Abstract: A continuous loop, elastomeric band for encircling a portion of a user's head, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises a main body including a center hub and a plurality of curved fins, each fin having a curved shape tapering to an outer tip and at least one pair of adjacent fins cooperatively defining a moisture-collecting channel. Each fin includes a convex side and opposite thereto a concave side. The moisture-collecting channel being defined by the convex side of one fin and the concave side of an adjacent fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Petry
  • Patent number: 7661151
    Abstract: A hair and scalp covering shield in the form of a flexible bag 10 is shaped to firmly cover the hair and scalp of a person intended for exposure to a hair louse treatment routine. The inlet 14 to the bag 10 in fitted with an elastic band 16. The bag 12 is fitted with an aperture in the form of a hole 24 incorporating a non-return closure type facility 18 to enable the charging of agent to a treatment zone 26 formed within the bag 12 once in use. Treatment of hair lice is effected by starving the treatment zone 26 of oxygen in response to introducing oxygen deficient agent into the zone 26 once the bulk of air has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Marthinus Pienaar
  • Publication number: 20100031421
    Abstract: An absorptive shower cap includes a tubular absorptive shower cap body made of an absorptive fabric material and having a first open end and a second open end, a male fastening member and a female fastening member respectively fixedly provided at the tubular absorptive shower cap body adjacent to the first or second open end and fastenable to each other, and elastic bands extending around the tubular absorptive shower cap body at locations away from the second open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Lin-Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 7636953
    Abstract: A head wrap or scarf assembled from two parts joined on a seam line. Each of the parts is a single layer thick with more slippery fibers on one side and less slippery fibers on the other side. The parts are joined with the more slippery side of one part and the rougher side of the other part facing toward each side of the scarf so that when the scarf is folded, one outward facing surface is slippery and the outward facing surface is rougher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Grey
  • Patent number: 7614089
    Abstract: An outer covering for protecting an ear includes a water-resistant material forming a pouch for protecting an ear from moisture intrusion wherein the pouch has a curved opening disposed along an edge of the pouch for receiving the ear there into, thereby forming a kidney shape for the pouch when viewed from a side view, wherein the curved opening is capable of being stretched over the ear and returning to a substantially consistent dimension and shape and fitting around and adhering the pouch to the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventors: Marsha Hillman-Schwartz, Kari Ayn Heitzner
  • Patent number: 7578007
    Abstract: This double hinged/double spring loaded hat clip enables the wearer of a hat, to attach (and detach) with minimal effort or inconvenience, via the hat clips, a cloth or other type protective material for the purpose of providing additional protection from the weather elements, including, but not limited to, the sun, wind, rain, or cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: William Charles McIntyre
  • Patent number: 7578008
    Abstract: A garment protector suitable for covering the head while trying on wearing apparel to prevent staining or soiling of the wearing apparel from dirt, facial oils, makeup, or the like, wherein the garment protector is comprised of two sheets of tissue paper substantially secured together about their periphery, leaving an opening for insertion of the wearer's head therethrough. Tabs extend downward from the open portion of the periphery, wherein the tabs are removably insertable in the wearer's clothing/undergarments to secure the garment protector in place prior to trying on the wearing apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventors: Ingrid Hunter, Cerelyn Davis
  • Publication number: 20090183383
    Abstract: A portable self-contained hair drying helmet is taught that has thermal storage, desiccants, a phase change material, and thin lithium ion polymer batteries to allow one to dry their hair while walking around and performing personal and household duties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Kroll Family Trust
    Inventors: Mollie B. Kroll, Mark W. Kroll
  • Patent number: 7562661
    Abstract: A hair warming tool is in the form of sheet and has at least one heating part in the center thereof and a margin around said heating part. It is designed to wrap tied hair in said heating part and to be held in place to keep the wrapping state by fastening the margin with a fastening means such as an elastic band, a string or a wire. A hair treating method comprises wrapping tied hair with a hair warming tool of sheet form having at least one heating part while leaving at least the part of the hair near the roots unwrapped to warm the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ueyama, Akira Shiga, Michiko Tada
  • Publication number: 20090173657
    Abstract: A kit containing infant hair protection devices which minimize hair loss and scalp irritation resulting from friction with materials contacting an infant's head, especially the back of an infant's head, is disclosed. The devices are configured for use with commonly used infant apparatuses, such as cribs, bassinets, car seats, bouncers, high chairs, strollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Victoria McGee Walton
  • Publication number: 20090165188
    Abstract: A hair treatment splash-shield comprised of a soft, flexible, crescent-shaped material, encircling the head, for protection of the face, eyes, and ears, against substances used during washing or treatment. When worn, the splash shield forms a bowl-shape flared upwardly, and has a tapered profile from front to back. With the tallest portion above the forehead, substances are prevented from splashing and flowing into the face, eyes, nose, ears, or onto clothing, while they are directed and discharged toward the back of the head. The sidewalls protect the ears while tapering to form two straps behind the ears which fasten the splash shield behind the wearer's head. A narrow, flexible seal along the inside, bottom edge, seals out substances along the bottom edge area of contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Linda L. Nies
  • Publication number: 20090151047
    Abstract: A hair-gathering hat construction comprises a hair-gathering aperture, which hat construction essentially comprises a crown portion, a brim portion, and hat cinching structure for cinching the crown and brim portions against the head of a user for effecting a proper fit. The crown portion defines a head-receiving opening and comprises inferior and posterior crown sections. The inferior crown section is peripherally discontinuous at the posterior crown section for defining an upper hair-receiving notch. The brim portion defines certain head-receiving structure and comprises a superior brim section, a posterior brim section, and brim flaps. The superior brim section extends from the inferior crown section at a crown-to-brim junction. The superior and posterior brim sections define a lower hair-receiving notch. The upper and lower notches together define a hair gathering aperture. The brim flaps form annular head-receiving structure when juxtaposed one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Sandra Garza
  • Publication number: 20090151046
    Abstract: A cap device for providing warmth to the head of a person including an outer cap having a water impervious outer surface and sized to fit over the hair of a person, a liner located inside the outer cap, the liner being sized to contact the hair of a person, and a heat source including a crystalline compound capable of exothermic reaction with water. The preferred heat source is calcined calcium oxide and a powdered zeolite in a ratio of from about 14 to 20 for calcium oxide and from about 7 to 10 for powdered zeolite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: James A. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20090145454
    Abstract: A headband includes a hair band and a band insert. The hair band has a generally arcuate configuration with opposed free ends. The hair band defines a hair contacting surface positionable against a wearer's head, an opposed outer surface, and an aperture extending therethrough. The band insert is adapted to be releasably mounted into the aperture of the hair band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: THERESE ELISE SAPONARO, Carla Natasha Joseph
  • Patent number: 7540036
    Abstract: A disposable medical bib that attaches around the neck of the patient on one side is disclosed. It not only protects the patient's chest from unwanted substances, but also includes a headrest cover and, optionally, the headrest itself. The medical bib can also optionally include a hairnet to contain the patient's hair. An alternative embodiment of the invention includes a pocket on the chest portion of the bib to collect unwanted substances, as well as a pocket on the headrest cover portion to hold items such as a headrest. A portion of the bib can be elongated to cover the midsection of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Julianne Paulsen