Barbering Patents (Class 2/50)
  • Patent number: 10595681
    Abstract: A bath cover for comforting a child during a bathing process is disclosed. The bath cover includes a body portion at least partially formed of an absorbent material and configured to cover at least a portion of the torso of the child. The body portion has an upper end with a contour corresponding to the neck of the child. The bath cover also includes first and second support portions extending outwardly at the upper end of the body and positionable over the shoulders of the child. The relatively absorbent material is configured to be wetted and positioned adjacent to the child to warm the child during the bathing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Amy Seckinger
  • Patent number: 10441059
    Abstract: The hair treatment cape is a protective garment. The hair treatment cape is a cloak that is donned during hairdressing activities. Specifically, the hair treatment cape is worn during chemical treatments such a permanents and hair dyeing. The hair treatment cape comprises a cape, an overlay, and a collar. The overlay attaches to the cape. The collar attaches to the overlay. The cape is a sheeting that forms a liquid impermeable barrier that protects the user from participation in inadvertent chemical processes. The overlay rests on top of the cape. The overlay absorbs liquid spilled from chemical treatments before the spilled liquid reaches the cape. The collar: 1) is a diverting structure that routes spilled liquids towards the overlay; and, 2) secures the hair treatment cape to the neck of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Rhonda Catlin
  • Patent number: 10335630
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exercise accessory which advantageously provides an athlete with a secure and hygienic grip on exercise equipment during training. The exercise accessory includes (a) a moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric having opposing ends; and (b) a reinforcing member arrayed along a length of the fabric and coupled to the fabric. The moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric is configured to envelop at least a portion of the reinforcing member. The reinforcing member defines one or more loops configured to be operably coupled to an exerciser via an attachment accessory such as a carabiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Buniak
  • Patent number: 10314381
    Abstract: A re-useable haircutting collar that is water resistant to dripping liquids and hair particles to protect a user's clothing and skin. The collar is made from flexible silicone or latex of a shore rating of extra soft to soft, skin adherent, non-toxic, and is a ring-shaped sheet, with an inner edge, mid-section, and outer edge, and with two opposing ends that overlap. The ends are tightly self-adhering to each other; therefore, the collars do not require fasteners to secure the ends together, and can be easily adjusted to fit any neck size to form a tight, but comfortable water seal. The collar is also lightweight and bendable to lay about vertically against the base of a user's neck and angled along their collarbone. Different collars embodiments also comprise differences in the thickness along the collar width at the top surface to provide different levels of collar flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hanover Premium LLC
    Inventors: Joseph D Silva, Bradley P Weber
  • Patent number: 10124497
    Abstract: A grooming-assisting device that replaceably attaches around the neck of a user, replaceably attaches to a mirror used by the user, and captures facial hair clipped from the user for disposal. The grooming-assisting device includes a substrate, a first attaching apparatus, and a second attaching apparatus. The substrate captures the facial hair clipped from the user for disposal. The first attaching apparatus extends from the substrate, and replaceably attaches the substrate around the neck of the user. The second attaching apparatus extends from the substrate, and replaceably attaches the substrate to the mirror used by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholas Galekovic
  • Patent number: 10081113
    Abstract: A grooming-assisting device that replaceably attaches around the neck of a user, replaceably attaches to a mirror used by the user, and captures facial hair clipped from the user for disposal. The grooming-assisting device includes a substrate, a first attaching apparatus, and a second attaching apparatus. The substrate captures the facial hair clipped from the user for disposal. The first attaching apparatus extends from the substrate, and replaceably attaches the substrate around the neck of the user. The second attaching apparatus extends from the substrate, and replaceably attaches the substrate to the mirror used by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholas Galekovic
  • Patent number: 9629440
    Abstract: A styling cape includes a flexible sheet with outer and inner surfaces, and a plurality of peripheral edges. The styling cape further includes a closure for closing a slit to secure the styling cape about an individual. First and second through-holes are formed in the flexible sheet, and positioned so as to form a triangular pattern in combination with an opening in the flexible sheet that is positioned about an individual's neck, in each of a spread-out configuration and a use configuration of the styling cape. A first sleeve and a second sleeve are attached to the sheet so as to communicate with the first and second through-hole, respectively, and form conduits with the first and second through-holes for passage of the individual's hands through the styling cape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Julia Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150121601
    Abstract: A clip device that allows for easy application of barber capes around a wearer with a reliable connection that facilitates adjustment for a suitable fit is provided. Such a device includes a spring-loaded lift structure that closes around a placed cape portion at any used length with grip means to prevent cape slippage during a haircut operation. The clip itself is configured with a flat back for suitable placement in alignment with the base cape portion and may be removed, if desired, for cleaning or other like actions. As well, the clip includes an extended front including the aforementioned lift structure further including a curved lip to facilitate the disengagement between clip and cape portion on demand, but with a form that is not susceptible to undesired detachment through accidental contact therewith. The clip alone, as well as an incorporating cape, are encompassed within this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 8990968
    Abstract: A method and system for covering from public view a nursing mother's breast and child while breast feeding, the system comprising of a particular arrangement of a decorative cover that fits around the front and neck of a mother and over the baby and includes a device that lifts the cover to provide space for the mother to breast feed the baby while maintaining coverage from public view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia Garegnani
  • Patent number: 8984666
    Abstract: A protective outer garment apparatus is disclosed which incorporates an at least one viewing window therein. Thus, as user is able to keep a handheld item positioned underneath or otherwise within an interior of the garment while still being able to safely view the item through the viewing window from an optimal viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Salvatore LoBue
  • Publication number: 20150059046
    Abstract: A styling cape includes a flexible sheet with outer and inner surfaces, and a plurality of peripheral edges. The styling cape further includes a closure for closing a slit to secure the styling cape about an individual. First and second through-holes are formed in the flexible sheet, and positioned so as to form a triangular pattern in combination with an opening in the flexible sheet that is positioned about an individual's neck, in each of a spread-out configuration and a use configuration of the styling cape. A first sleeve and a second sleeve are attached to the sheet so as to communicate with the first and second through-hole, respectively, and form conduits with the first and second through-holes for passage of the individual's hands through the styling cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Julia Andrews
  • Publication number: 20140250559
    Abstract: A device that can be worn by a person getting their hair washed and/or cut is described and taught. The device has a cape and a mask that the user can comfortably wear throughout the duration of the washing and cutting process. The device may take many forms but has a transparent mask that attaches to a water proof cape. The mask may also have ear protection and a padded perimeter to provide further comfort for the wearer. In some cases, the ear protection may have integrated speakers for the playing of music or listening to a proximal television. The device further has a trough for collecting excess water or hair. The attachment mechanism employed by the device can vary but will include snaps, hook and loop fasteners, zippers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Widemonde Lafond
  • Patent number: 8821461
    Abstract: A full coverage gown that is used in medical facilities is presented. The gown includes a urine catheter pocket affixed to the gown. The gown also includes a pair of ties affixed to the gown above the urine catheter pocket. The pair of ties is configured to loop and tie around a hook attached to a urine catheter bag to prevent a backflow of urine and to secure the urine catheter bag within the catheter pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Capstone Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Kovensky
  • Patent number: 8667614
    Abstract: A hairstylist cape device prevents runoff down a person's shirt. The device includes a flexible panel. An aperture is positioned in the panel between first and second ends and between lateral sides of the panel. A dorsal portion of the panel extends from the aperture to the first end of the panel. A flap is coupled to the panel proximate the aperture wherein the flap extends from the aperture over the dorsal section of the panel. Lateral edges of the flap extend freely away from the panel wherein the flap is configured to extend into a basin inhibiting water from coming out of the basin between the basin and the dorsal section of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Patricia Bacon
  • Publication number: 20130333090
    Abstract: A towel that can be converted into a hood is disclosed. The towel can be used as a shoulder cape and as a hood. When being used as a shoulder cape the towel can have a pouch to hold long hair when wet. The towel can also include accessories such as shoulder warmers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Ennio Bruno
  • Patent number: 8549664
    Abstract: The present invention is a warming salon cape with a front planar facing and a rear planar facing, a bias binding, a pouch that is utilized to hold one or more objects, an exterior covering, a label and a plurality of fabric piping. The warming salon cape also includes one or more fasteners, a neck aperture that is formed when the fasteners are releasably engaged securing the warming salon cape around the user, a plurality of sewn threading and a plurality of vents. The present invention also includes a method for using a warming salon cape that includes the steps of asking a client being groomed their ability to self-regulate their body temperature, providing the warming salon cape to the client and having the client wear the warming salon cape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Elizabeth B Kahler-Huard
  • Publication number: 20130191957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cape for protecting a user from containments. The cape includes a neck portion adapted to be secured to a neck of the user and a main body portion having opposing front and rear portions extending from the neck portion adapted to cover the user. A translucent window assembly is provided on a front portion of the cape for providing visual access to a user's personal item disposed behind a rear portion of the cape. A vent assembly is provided which is coupled to the translucent window assembly for providing ventilation of air above and below the cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: James Alexander
  • Publication number: 20130145515
    Abstract: Disclosed is a barbershop/hair salon cut fabric, including: a panel member formed of a fabric or synthetic resin, and defining a wearing hole in a rear end thereof in which a head of a patron is received; and a transparent window member detachably coupled by means of a frame member to the panel member such that a portable terminal is viewable at a front of the wearing hole of the panel member at a center. According to this structure, the transparent window detachably provided on the barbershop/hair salon cut fabric may be used in order to use the portable terminal during a hair dressing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: PLUSTIUM INC.
    Inventor: Kyung-In LEE
  • Patent number: 8418264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cape for protecting a user from containments. The cape includes a neck portion adapted to be secured to a neck of the user and a main body portion having opposing front and rear portions extending from the neck portion adapted to cover the user. A translucent window assembly is provided on a front portion of the cape for providing visual access to a user's personal item disposed behind a rear portion of the cape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Capemakers LLC
    Inventor: James Alexander
  • Patent number: 8413263
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cape useful in the hairstyling arts. The cape includes a pouch that is configured to allow viewing of an object under the cape while preventing hair and other debris from entering the interior of the cape. The pouch is configured to open from a fastened position where it is flush with the outer surface of the cape to an expanded position wherein a transparent window integral with the pouch allows viewing of objects through the cape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Crimi, Danny Moreno
  • Patent number: 8353064
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable magnetic channel closure for a salon cape. The channel closure has a reinforced tab located at or near each of the ends of the channel. Each reinforced tab has a pair of magnetic components that grip the channel when the reinforced tab is bent. The channel closure is tightened by pulling a gripping component located at each end of the channel closure. A cord located at the top of the channel prevents the reinforced tabs and magnetic components from sliding off the channel when the gripping components are pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Tagatz
  • 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: 20120185991
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cape portion that defines an opening through which an individual may view and item held in their hands when the cape portion is placed around the body of the individual. The transparent window is removably connected to the cape portion for covering the opening in the cape portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: REUBEN Z. VEYTSMAN
  • Publication number: 20120167269
    Abstract: An apron for storing heated hair care appliances comprising a body panel of material comprising a fabric sheet; at least one strap attached to the body panel; and a heat resistant pocket attached to a front side of the body panel, in which the body panel covers the torso of a user, in which the strap secures the body panel to the torso of a user, in which the heat resistant pocket comprises a fabric sheet and at least one heat resistant material for storing heated hair care appliances in the body panel, in which the heat resistant pocket has a square, rectangular, circular, triangular, or hexagonal shape, in which the heat resistant pocket comprises an open top portion and an open bottom portion, in which the open bottom portion comprises at least one zipper, at least one clasp, at least one button, or at least one fastener for closing the open bottom portion, and in which the heat resistant pocket comprises at least two side members securely attached to the body panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Nicole Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8161572
    Abstract: A thermal layer insulated cape that is equipped with a flap body can be fabricated by a cape body of substantially circular shape that has a center aperture for fitting around a user's neck, a slot opening from the aperture to one edge of the cape body for wrapping around a user's body; a top surface of the cape body formed of a water impermeable material, and a first fastener attached to the top surface juxtaposed to a first side of the slot opening; a bottom surface of the cape body formed of a thermal insulating material, and a second fastener matingly engageable with the first fastener attached to the bottom surface juxtaposed to a second side of the slot opening for engaging the first fastener; and a flap body extending outwardly away from the aperture for catching debris during a hair-care procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Fern A. Rorke
  • Patent number: 8112830
    Abstract: A neck guard for a salon/barber industry sink, wherein the sink has an indentation in a lip of the sink to accommodate a person's neck. The neck guard includes a lower layer, a cushioning layer and a cover layer. The lower layer is flexible and incorporates fasteners such as suction cups configured to removably attach the lower layer to the sink. The cushioning layer is bonded to the lower layer and has a surface that is suitable for having the cover layer attached to it by means such as a low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The neck guard is sufficiently flexible to wrap around and conform to the indentation in the lip of the sink and to enable attachment of the fasteners to the sink, thereby securing the neck guard within the indentation in the lip of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Kelley Brown
  • Publication number: 20110289645
    Abstract: The present invention is a warming salon cape with a front planar facing and a rear planar facing, a bias binding, a pouch that is utilized to hold one or more objects, an exterior covering, a label and a plurality of fabric piping. The warming salon cape also includes one or more fasteners, a neck aperture that is formed when the fasteners are releasably engaged securing the warming salon cape around the user, a plurality of sewn threading and a plurality of vents. The present invention also includes a method for using a warming salon cape that includes the steps of asking a client being groomed their ability to self-regulate their body temperature, providing the warming salon cape to the client and having the client wear the warming salon cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Elizabeth B. Kahler-Huard
  • Publication number: 20110252535
    Abstract: A salon garment including a cape having a sufficient size and shape to substantially cover shoulder, torso and lap portions of a wearer to protect said portions, an adjustable collar; and a viewing window constructed from optically clear material positioned in a location down on the cape corresponding to about the lap of the wearer, such that a communications or other device can be viewed through the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Avery Alexander McNeil
  • Patent number: 7996918
    Abstract: A haircutting cape worn by a user that includes a front closure configuration is provided. The front closure configuration provides an unobstructed and seamless interface between the haircutting cape and the back of the user's neck. Moreover, the haircutting cape provides a barrier over substantially all of the user's body, thus effectively protecting the user from cut hair, water, and chemicals that are associated with barber and hair salon services. The haircutting cape includes a collar, a back portion, a first front portion, and a second front portion. The collar secures the haircutting cape to the user's neck, while the back portion covers the back of the user, and the first and second front portions cover the front of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Charity Bish
  • Patent number: 7941868
    Abstract: A disposable collar protector having an improved structure that allows for rapid and form fitting placement over a wearer's outer collar in surrounding relation with the neck is disclosed. A generally circular, thin sheet of flexible, preferably plastic, structure that includes a notches and cutouts that allow the device to be rapidly deployed into a collar protector while being placed around a person's neck. A radial slit originating at a peripheral edge and leading to a vertex of a generally triangular cutout. Additional slits further form a plurality of generally triangular flaps that may be tucked over the wearer's collar. The peripheral edge further preferably includes opposed peripheral notches that allow the collar protector to drape over the wearer's shoulders. The present invention thus provides an inexpensive and disposable collar protector for use during cosmetology procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Jerald Shaw
  • Publication number: 20100325767
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cape useful in the hairstyling arts. The cape includes a pouch that is configured to allow viewing of an object under the cape while preventing hair and other debris from entering the interior of the cape. The pouch is configured to open from a fastened position where it is flush with the outer surface of the cape to an expanded position wherein a transparent window integral with the pouch allows viewing of objects through the cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Crimi, Danny Moreno
  • Publication number: 20100306895
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable magnetic channel closure for a salon cape. The channel closure has a reinforced tab located at or near each of the ends of the channel. Each reinforced tab has a pair of magnetic components that grip the channel when the reinforced tab is bent. The channel closure is tightened by pulling a gripping component located at each end of the channel closure. A cord located at the top of the channel prevents the reinforced tabs and magnetic components from sliding off the channel when the gripping components are pulled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Tagatz
  • Patent number: 7836518
    Abstract: An apron for use by dentists and the like is provided with a main body portion and a collar portion for securing the apron to the wearer in which the collar portion is adjustably securable at any position within a predetermined range such that it forms a close fit around the wearer wherein the collar and body portions comprise an absorbent side and a substantially waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: David Richard Bloom, Claudine Nicola Bloom, Jayseelan Nadasen Padayachy
  • Publication number: 20100287677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cape for protecting a user from containments. The cape includes a neck portion adapted to be secured to a neck of the user and a main body portion having opposing front and rear portions extending from the neck portion adapted to cover the user. A translucent window assembly is provided on a front portion of the cape for providing visual access to a user's personal item disposed behind a rear portion of the cape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7788735
    Abstract: A device designed to protect a user's clothing from spills and mishaps is placed underneath a vinyl protector commonly used in beauty salons during shampooing and other hair and beauty treatments. When used in this manner, it provides additional protection for a user's clothing and ensures that water and other liquids that get underneath the vinyl protector will not contact the wearer's clothing. It is comprised of a soft absorbent material such as terry cloth and fastens about a neck of the user with the aid of a fastener system. It is perfect for eating messy foods in the home, in restaurants, or in locations where eating is awkward, such as in the car. It is also ideal for the elderly, the physically disabled, or others with diminished coordination that may frequently soil their clothes while eating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas L. Foulks
  • Publication number: 20100205712
    Abstract: A haircutting cape worn by a user that includes a front closure configuration is provided. The front closure configuration provides an unobstructed and seamless interface between the haircutting cape and the back of the user's neck. Moreover, the haircutting cape provides a barrier over substantially all of the user's body, thus effectively protecting the user from cut hair, water, and chemicals that are associated with barber and hair salon services. The haircutting cape includes a collar, a back portion, a first front portion, and a second front portion. The collar secures the haircutting cape to the user's neck, while the back portion covers the back of the user, and the first and second front portions cover the front of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Charity Bish
  • Patent number: 7748054
    Abstract: A protective over-garment is disclosed that can be manufactured entirely by making cuts in a single sheet of plastic or other flexible material. In preferred embodiments it is disposable. The sheet has a neck hole in the center and covers the user's shoulders, upper arms, back, and chest. A cut radiating from the hole allows insertion of the user's head. The rim of the hole is held against the wearer's neck by tying together two strips of material formed by cuts that partially separate them from the sheet. Similar strips can hold the first cut and/or the sides of the garment closed. In preferred embodiments the sheet can be rectangular, hourglass, or double-hourglass in shape, and/or the sheet can be folded to fit in a standard home hair coloring kit. Cuts can be perforated, and the garments can be manufactured as a continuous length of sheets joined at perforated intersections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Silvia Araquistain
  • Publication number: 20100100996
    Abstract: A protective cape for salon clients of the type which is draped over the torso and fastened around the neck of a client, comprising a flexible sheet having a centrally located hole for encircling the neck, a perimeter, and a slit communicating between the centrally located hole and the perimeter. The slit extends laterally from the centrally located hole, so that the cape fastener is not located at the nape of the neck. The front and rear of the cape have greater length than the right and left sides. Optionally, the cape may have a collar, a collar fastener, and rounded corners where the front and rear edges meet the right and left edges. The overall configuration of the cape may in plan display symmetry from the front edge to the rear edge and symmetry from the right edge to the left edge, or may be generally trapezoidal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Darlene Zitscher
  • Patent number: 7661149
    Abstract: A cape for protecting a user and a utility such as a sink or a tub from damage by chemical or biological waste generated during personal care procedures by seamlessly covering both while being attached to both the user and the utility. The cape including a neck portion adapted to be secured to the user at a neck. The cape further including an outer edge spaced from the neck portion to cover the user and extend over the sink, a plurality of holes formed in the cape to adapt to the sink and a connector to hold the cape on the sink. The connector may be a magnet fastener, a drain ring to secure the cape to the drain hole, adhesive backed tape or hook and loop material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventors: Chikezie Ottah, Kenneth Ottah, Chika Ottah
  • Publication number: 20090300815
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided, including a first sheet, a second sheet attached to the first sheet, a first attachment device fixed to a first portion of the first sheet, and a second attachment device fixed to a second portion of the first sheet. The first sheet may have a substantially semicircular cutout. The second sheet may be comprised of a substantially waterproof material. The first attachment device and the second attachment device may be fixed to the first sheet so that the first attachment device can be attached to the second attachment device to connect the first and second portions of the first sheet, so that the first sheet is wrapped around an upper torso area of an individual. An individual can have hair on their head washed or cut while the apparatus is wrapped around the upper torso of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Marne' P. Nunez
  • Publication number: 20090250075
    Abstract: The invention includes a neck and clothing protector, a neck strip and a nail artist sheet and methods of using same that are especially designed for use in the cosmetology industry. Embodiments of the invention may include a rectangular strip of textured, flexible waterproof material of preselected dimensions wherein the body of the material is integral and does not have any scoring or perforations passing through its rectangular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Linda J. Chard
  • Publication number: 20090235423
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cape adapted to be worn by a person in a beauty salon. The cape comprises a garment and a neck liner. The garment is configured to enclose at least a torso portion of the person. The garment comprises an inner surface and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface. The outer surface is configured with a symbolic design. The neck liner is on the inner surface and is adapted to cover a neck-portion of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Frances Berkeley, Raymond Berkeley
  • Publication number: 20090205098
    Abstract: A protective over-garment is disclosed that can be manufactured entirely by making cuts in a single sheet of plastic or other flexible material. In preferred embodiments it is disposable. The sheet has a neck hole in the center and covers the user's shoulders, upper arms, back, and chest. A cut radiating from the hole allows insertion of the user's head. The rim of the hole is held against the wearer's neck by tying together two strips of material formed by cuts that partially separate them from the sheet. Similar strips can hold the first cut and/or the sides of the garment closed. In preferred embodiments the sheet can be rectangular, hourglass, or double-hourglass in shape, and/or the sheet can be folded to fit in a standard home hair coloring kit. Cuts can be perforated, and the garments can be manufactured as a continuous length of sheets joined at perforated intersections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Silvia Araquistain
  • Publication number: 20090126067
    Abstract: A vest having a head aperture for placement around the neck of a wearer, wherein a circumferential seal of flexible elastomeric waterproof material is welded to the head aperture, the vest further comprising an adjustable releasable fastener secured to opposite sides of a substantially radial slit extending through the seal, the slit and fastener enabling the seal to be adjusted and secured to accommodate wearers of differing neck circumference, characterized in that the circumferential seal is an annulus, welded to and in the same plane as the vest, and having a flexibility, resilience and width such that the seal self-conforms upwardly to the neck when fastened, forming a waterproof contact band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: THESIS TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Edward Louis Palmer, Shaun Nightingale
  • Patent number: 7509688
    Abstract: A facial hair trimmings catcher useful during personal grooming that is collapsible or otherwise adapted for storing as a smaller unit. The catcher includes a bag comprising a closed bottom, closed side walls and an open top and further includes a support member that is attached to the side walls to form a support configuration. The support configuration supports the bag under the face of the user. The support member may include a support strap adapted for passing behind the neck of the user. The bag may be held open by a flexible tension member extending around a top periphery as a frame or disposed as a frame for the side walls such that the bag may be quickly opened or collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Steven Ross Gregg
  • Patent number: 7506383
    Abstract: The invention includes a neck and clothing protector and method of using same that are especially designed for use in the cosmetology industry. Embodiments of the protector may include a rectangular strip of textured, flexible waterproof material of preselected dimensions wherein the protector is integral and does not have any scoring or perforations passing through its rectangular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Linda J. Chard
  • Publication number: 20080276342
    Abstract: A method and device to collect hair cuttings, while the hair is being cut, and dispose of the hair by vacuum means, especially to be used in hairdressing salon to assist hairdressers and their clients by avoiding the problems caused by loose hairs after having been cut from the client's head. An apparatus shaped as a concave tray, circumscribing the customer's neck as a collar, optionally being placed on a conventional hairdresser's cloak, close to the customer's neck. Falling Cut hair would be collected on the concave tray and would be vacuum through holes on the concave tray connected to vacuum means for convenient disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: ROI GAFNI, Uzi Ezra HAVOSHA
  • Patent number: 7409727
    Abstract: A nursing cover is described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, and a strap coupled to the top edge of the sheet and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the sheet, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the sheet, the stiffener having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows outward to provide a viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Bébé au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Ekelund, Claire Ekelund
  • Publication number: 20080178362
    Abstract: A facial hair trimmings catcher useful during personal grooming that is collapsible or otherwise adapted for storing as a smaller unit. The catcher includes a bag comprising a closed bottom, closed side walls and an open top and further includes a support member that is attached to the side walls to form a support configuration. The support configuration supports the bag under the face of the user. The support member may include a support strap adapted for passing behind the neck of the user. The bag may be held open by a flexible tension member extending around a top periphery as a frame or disposed as a frame for the side walls such that the bag may be quickly opened or collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Ross Gregg
  • Patent number: 7367065
    Abstract: A facial hair trimmings catcher useful during personal grooming that is collapsible or otherwise adapted for storing as a smaller unit. The catcher includes a bag comprising a closed bottom, closed side walls and a top and further includes a support member that is attached to the side walls to form a support configuration. The support configuration supports the bag under the face of the user. The support member may include a support strap adapted for passing behind the neck of the user. The catcher may further include one or more hinges attached to a top periphery of the bag so that in the open position the hinge holds the top of the bag open for receiving facial hair trimmings. The bag may be held open by a flexible tension member extending around a top periphery as a frame or disposed as a frame for the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Ross Gregg