Barbering Patents (Class 2/50)
  • Publication number: 20080092264
    Abstract: A cape/neck guard that does not cover the entire upper body and only the back and a portion of the sides of the neck of a customer about to undergo shampooing or other beauty care treatment, comprising: a) a unitary fabric comprised of structural means to provide imperviousness to liquid water and permeability to water vapor or perspiration; the fabric having a raised collar section semi-circular in shape and a planar section in front of the collar capable of being tucked inside of a customer's clothing, and a planar section in back of the collar capable of being folded outside of a customer's clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Arie L. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20080060109
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Chikezie Ottah, Kenneth Ottah, Chika Ottah
  • Patent number: 7080413
    Abstract: A bi-functional collar guard includes two elongated narrow parts and a wide part disposed between the elongated narrow parts, wherein the bi-functional collar guard removably outfits a neckline of clothing by placing a folded part inside the clothing and thereby aligning an upper part of the bi-functional collar guard substantially parallel to an outer part of the neckline such that a fold line of the bi-functional collar guard coincides with the outer part of the neckline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Katherine Schneider
  • Patent number: 7065791
    Abstract: A salon cape water guard with two pockets and could hang on the neckline of a salon cape and catch water with a towel that could be inserted into one or both pockets. The water guard is made from any material that absorbs or resists water. Therefore, it protects the customer's clothing and back from getting wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventors: Aaron D. Harris, Lillie R. Harris
  • Patent number: 6934968
    Abstract: A wrap-around absorbent shield forms a semi-tight seal with the flesh of a subject, where at least a part of the shield at the semi-tight seal is made of an absorbent material. The combination of the absorbent material and the semi-tight seal substantially prevents the flow of material past the semi-tight seal without causing discomfort to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Albert J. Kurpis
  • Patent number: 6868554
    Abstract: A clothing accessory for directing hair and water downwardly and away from a user's neck includes an inner layer provided with an annular neck portion that is removably positionable about a user's neck. The accessory further includes an outer layer that is non-integral with the inner layer, has a body provided with a collar portion positionable over and about a neck portion of the inner layer, wherein the neck portion extends upwardly and over the collar portion for advantageously assisting to absorb fluids traveling downwardly towards the collar portion. The outer layer further has a groove formed therein and extending along a bottom portion thereof for channeling fluids outwardly and away from a user's garment during operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Mary L. Melvin
  • Patent number: 6842910
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a convertible cape having a moisture impermeable body with straps 30 having at least one fastening member 32 positioned on at least one strap 30 distal end. The present invention 10 can be converted from a collapsed or cape-like form 22 to an expanded or bag-like form 16 having a cavity 38 therein. The moisture impermeable body is comprised of two planar sheets 58, 60 of malleable moisture impermeable material having spaced apart side walls 56 positioned between the sheets and connected thereto. The opposing moisture impermeable sheets have spaced apart side walls 56 which are connected at both distal ends thereby forming a cavity 38 having an open end 42 and straps 30. The open end 42 is sealed during processing having a means for expanding the parallel coplanar malleable moisture impermeable materials such as a tear strip or perforation 34 whereby the enclosure can be selectively expanded by removal of the tear strip or separation along the perforation 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Christina Martinez
  • Publication number: 20040261152
    Abstract: An improved bib for use by adults is disclosed. The present invention relates to a bib that contains decorative indicia to allow the bib to resemble normal clothing when worn. For example, the bib of the present invention can be designed to resemble a man's dress shirt or woman's blouse disguising its use. As its use is less noticeable than ordinary bibs, wearer's are afforded a greater sense of dignity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Mottl
  • Publication number: 20040199973
    Abstract: Presented herein is a protective cape, large enough to completely cover the user's body, that keeps hair clippings, liquids, chemicals, and other irritants away from the user and the user's clothing. An opening at the center of the cape fits over the user's head and is fully adjustable to fit securely around the neck. The cape may be equipped with additional features such as arm openings and a perforated seam for easy removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Moyal, Haim Moyal Amir Segev
  • Patent number: 6769135
    Abstract: A hair cutting cape for us in cutting the hair of a patron includes a protective covering for protecting the feet, and thus the shoes, of the patron from falling hair. A main portion of the cape includes a neck opening for the head of the patron. The foot covering portion is secured to the lower front edge of the main portion of the cape and extends outwardly from that edge so that, in use of the cape, the foot covering portion can be slipped over the feet and around the foot bar of the hair cutting chair in which the patron is seated so as to protect the shoes of the patron from falling hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Kimberly Anne Monroe
  • Publication number: 20040049828
    Abstract: The present invention is a sanitary disposable hair dressing apparatus for use in barber shops and hair dressing salons. The hair dressing apparatus comprises a neck strip being made of a man-made polymer fabric and being defined by a lower edge, an inner section, and an outer section. The apparatus further comprises a cape portion being defined by an upper portion having a centrally located opening and a lower portion having a sealed peripheral edge. The cape portion also is made of a man-made polymer fabric. The central opening of the cape portion is securely attached to the lower edge of the neck strip. A fastener is attached to the neck strip which is a means for securely fastening the neck strip around the customer's neckline such that the cape portion covers the customer's front upper torso area and protects the excess hair clippings from falling into the customer's neckline and onto the customer's clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Reginald Craig Moses
  • Publication number: 20030088902
    Abstract: An improved protective salon garment is disclosed. The garment may be a cape, a smock, a gown, or an apron which includes a protective portion that is constructed of a textile barrier fabric that is substantially impermeable to water, but is also permeable to air and water vapor, thereby providing effective and comfortable protection to wearers. The garment includes a protective portion having a neck opening and fastening means for securing the protective portion about the neck and torso of a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Richard D. Levy
  • Patent number: 6496985
    Abstract: The invention comprises a shampoo cape having a rear panel and a pair of front panels. Each panel have top edges with the top inner edges of the front panels connected to the top intermediate portions of the rear panel with space there between for a neck portion to the cape, the front top edges of each of the front panels are connected to the top edges of the rear panel along a direction extending laterally outward a distance and then extending laterally outward and downward with the lateral top outer edges of the front panels connected to the lateral top outer edges of the rear panel. The lateral outward and then lateral outward and then downward portions each form a cup like shape extending downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Kristina M. Faldet
  • Patent number: 6401246
    Abstract: A hair clippings catching device for preventing hair clippings from falling and collecting upon the floor and upon the user's clothing. The hair clippings catching device includes a neck band member having ends which are adapted to be removably fastened together about a user's neck; and also includes a cape assembly including a piece of material having ends which are fastenable together to form an opening centrally disposed therethrough and being adapted to extend about the users neck; and further includes fastening members being attached to the neck band member and the piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Rose M. Perez
  • Patent number: 6385774
    Abstract: A bib positionable on a person's torso includes a back portion, a neck portion extending from the back portion, a strap extending substantially perpendicularly from the neck portion, and a collar flap extending from the neck portion, the collar flap foldable with respect to the neck portion to facilitate securement of the bib to the person's torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Carlotta C. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6374411
    Abstract: A protective device (i.e. bib) for covering at least a portion of a wearer's person and/or clothing during procedures such as eating, application of make-up, hair cutting or the like. The protective device includes a neck attachment adjacent one end and a securing device adjacent the other end. The neck attachment secures one end of the protective device to the wearer and the securing device secures the other end of the protective device to the wearer, the wearer's attire or some other fixed point to inhibit removal of the protective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Paula S. Duhn
  • Patent number: 6203399
    Abstract: An absorbent pad for torso area beneath breasts for absorbs moisture and protects outer garments from perspiration. The absorbent pad for torso area beneath breasts includes an elongate pad member formed from an absorbent material and having a notch extending from a medial portion of a top edge of the pad member adapted for aligning between the cups of a bra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Cleo A. Hackney
  • Patent number: 6195799
    Abstract: The neck protector includes a cushioned pad which is quilted to cushion and insulate the user's head from direct contact with a salon sink, during washing and shampooing operations. The neck protector also serves to keep the heat of a dryer from the user's lower neck. The neck protector has a substantially straight front surface, and a substantially curved back surface. Attachment devices extend from opposing ends of the substantially straight front surface, and are of a length suitable for securing the neck protector about the user's neck. The quilted portion extends from the center of the substantially straight front surface. The neck protector is preferably made to be disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Vikki S. Davies
  • Patent number: 6131197
    Abstract: A barbershop pinafore, is essentially comprised of a cover, a ring frame, a fastening strap, shoulder bands, and a neck strap. Wherein, the cover is in cone shape with an opening, magic tapes are respectively provided in the middle of both sides of the opening and a stop is provided between both sides of said opening, the ring frame and the fastening strap are respectively provided on the lower and upper edges of the cover, a magic tape is provided to the outer side of one end and an extension at the other end of the fastener, a magic tape is provided to the inner side of said extension, one ring each is provided on both sides of the cover beyond the opening for retaining the shoulder band, a connection band with a guard ring is provided on the lower edge of the cover, the upper edge of the fastening strap is held in position by that of the neck strap, the neck strap circles around the outer side of the fastening strap and the end of the shoulder band can be adjusted against the adjustment guard ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Hwei Jix Hardware Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Ta-Tieh Wang
  • Patent number: 6119268
    Abstract: A disposable chemical cape to be used in the beauty industry to protect the customer and their clothing from any liquid dripping or running of the product being used to perform a chemical service such as a color or perm. The straps of the cape tie around the neck of the customer to hold the cape in place. The cape covers the complete portion of the upper body including the lap area and has shoulder guards which overlap in back to cover the shoulders, arms, and upper back of the customer receiving the service. This ensures the salon customer of complete sanitation in the wearing of each individual cape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Debora S. McCauslin
    Inventor: Debora S. McCauslin
  • Patent number: 6094744
    Abstract: A partial covering is provided to be received within and protect a collar of an outer garment, as well as then cover the shoulder and back portions thereof, from stains and like damage during hair treatments at beauty salons. Consisting of a triangular piece of fabric, when the central point is inserted within the collar of the outer garment, the edges defining the opposed triangular sides extend across the shoulder, each terminating at an outer triangular point. The triangular base then extends across the back of the outer garment. A rectangular fabric extension is preferably provided and is centrally attached to the triangular base, extending therefrom to provide further protection to the central back portion of the outer garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventors: Ramona F. Dibenedetto, William P. Dibenedetto
  • Patent number: 5996119
    Abstract: A barber's neck strip has an elongated thin elastic strip of flexible material having opposite ends, and a patch of pressure sensitive adhesive adjacent each of said ends so that when said strip is positioned around the neck of a person and said patches are superimposed on each other, the ends of said strip will be joined to hold said strip around the neck of the person. The method of use of the neck strip involves positioning the strip around the neck of a person and stretching the strip longitudinally until the patches can be placed in superimposed positions, and applying pressure on the strip opposite to the patches to force the patches together to hold the strip around the neck of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Bertil I. Anderberg
  • Patent number: 5991919
    Abstract: A stay dry collar is provided to prevent wetting of a customer's clothing around the collar during shampooing or other beauty salon operations. A thermoplastic polymer sheet having moisture barrier properties is provided with score lines defining an inverted V-shaped configuration. The score lines arranged in the inverted-V permit separation of the sheet along the scores to define a center tuck flap and left and right tie panels. After separation, the central tuck panel may be tucked between the customer's clothing and the customer's skin. The left and right tie panels may be gathered together, brought to the other side of the person's neck and then tied to secure the stay dry collar in place. The central tuck panel has a length sufficient to provide meaningful three-sided protection for preventing undesirable wetting of a customer's garments during and after shampooing or during other beauty treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Arlene Baggetto
  • Patent number: 5963986
    Abstract: The disposable cape comprises: a generally rectangular sheet of plastic material having an upper portion thereof with a U-shaped cutout defining therebetween two straps or handles with each strap or handle having a hole therethrough, said straps or handles being adapted to be received around a person's neck and under the chin and held in place by the finger of a person wearing the cape which is inserted through the two holes when the two holes are brought into alignment with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Juanita M. Deppen
  • Patent number: 5956763
    Abstract: A bib for use by motor vehicle occupants generally comprises a torso panel adapted to cover a person's torso, a pocket portion which folds out from the torso panel to catch spilled food and beverages formed on the bottom of the torso panel, a wire reinforced tab formed in an upper portion of the torso panel for securing the bib to a person's shirt collar, and two adhesive tabs attached at opposing sides of a lower portion of the bib for securing the lower portion to a user's body. The torso panel and pocket portion are both made from a light weight, flexible, and water proof plastic material so that the bib may be inexpensively and easily manufactured, and the pocket portion is reinforced by a wire having substantial stiffness so that the pocket portion won't collapse when it becomes filled with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Walter W. Blackshear
  • Patent number: 5956761
    Abstract: A jacket for use during hair coloring is described. The jacket is composed of two layers of plastic film and the jacket is disposable. The jacket comprises a body portion arranged to be fitted over the torso of an individual, two sleeve portions arranged to be fitted over the arms of the individual and a flared neck portion arranged to be rolled over and under the collar of the individual. It is of note that the jacket is arranged to fit loosely over the clothing of the individual for greater comfort. As a result of this arrangement, the above-described jacket protects the clothing and the neck region of the individual from damage by the chemicals used during the hair coloring process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Paulette Capnerhurst
  • Patent number: 5953753
    Abstract: A cape for hair cutting having a feature which prevents cut hair from clogging the neck closure. Additionally, the cape has a resiliently connected toy which can be accessible for play by a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Clara M. Perez
  • Patent number: 5950235
    Abstract: A protective garment for use by an adult with an infant comprises a body portion, a neck opening portion and a fastener. The body portion comprises a first and second edge connecting to form a non-zero angle with respect to each other. The neck opening portion forms an opening in the body portion with the neck opening portion being disposed opposite the non-zero angle of the body portion, such that a line bisecting the non-zero angle to the closest point of the neck opening portion passes through the center of the neck opening portion and forms an axis of symmetry for the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Anne-Ferrell Tata
  • Patent number: 5950236
    Abstract: For the collection of hair clippings (21) during cutting of the hair of a person, a collar (1) is fitted around his/her neck. The collar (1) has a surface on which the hair clippings (21) falling from the person's head are caught. The surface is coated with an adhesive for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Vladimir Andrew
    Inventors: Vladimir Andrew, Roger Himber
  • Patent number: 5711030
    Abstract: A collar shield including an outer cloth section having the perimeter area of an inwardly facing side thereof coated with a heat activated adhesive layer, an inner section of non-woven fabric that is coated on a collar facing side with a layer of whitening agent, and a central barrier strip formed from a flexible, moisture impermeable material positioned between the outer cloth section and the inner section of nonwoven fabric in a manner such that the layer of whitening agent is oriented away from the barrier strip. The outer cloth section, the inner section of non-woven fabric, and the central barrier strip are secured together with an adhesive to form the collar shield. The inner section nonwoven fabric and the central barrier strip are sized such that the heat activated adhesive layer extends past the perimeter edges of the inner section of nonwoven fabric and the central barrier strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventors: Carol Anderson, Norman Brisco
  • Patent number: 5572740
    Abstract: A garment for protecting clothing worn by a person is disclosed. The garment comprises two flaps connected to a band in opposition to one another, and a fastener for closing the band. The flaps each comprise at least one liquid absorbent layer superimposed on and substantially coextensive with a substantially liquid impermeable layer. The band comprises two liquid absorbent layers superimposed on and substantially coextensive with a substantially liquid impermeable layer sandwiched therebetween. In use, one of the flaps is tucked between the clothing and the wearer with the other flap left on the outside of the clothing, and the band is fastened about the wearer to hold the protective garment in place. The garment is particularly useful as a beautician's cape where it provides excellent protection from chemicals used in treating hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Rosalind Geniesse
  • Patent number: 5469580
    Abstract: A shampoo cape has a generally rectangularly shaped web of pliable material and along the sides of the web are semi-rigid elongate side members. The device is held in position against the neck of a person whose hair is being shampooed by a detachable strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventor: Brigitte Sobol
  • Patent number: 5322918
    Abstract: A disposable body towel includes a tie and apertures for retaining the towel around a bather. The disposable towel comprises a flexible substantially planar non-woven laminated sheet having top, bottom and side edges and includes a plurality of fibrous water absorbent cellulose plies. The sheet includes an outer ply and an inner ply, wherein the outer ply is water absorbent. The sheet possesses sufficient structural strength when wet to resist degradation in the presence of liquids and is sized to substantially cover a body. The inner and outer plies are bonded together by biodegradable resin at the side edges, thereby reinforcing said side edges for providing additional resistance to tearing. The sheet includes an adjustable tie attached to said top edge and apertures along said top edge for securing the towel about the body as said towel is positioned to substantially cover the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Inventor: Shirley J. Kirby
  • Patent number: 5230100
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for absorbing liquid and/or stopping cut hair from running down a neck of a person when that person's hair is washed and/or cut. The apparatus comprises: a length of cloth or other liquid absorbent material which serves as an adjustable, removable collar, choker, or neck band that may be secured to the neck of the person; and means for fastening and securing respective ends of the choker or neck band around the neck of the person to provide an adequately close but comfortable fit. A relatively large protective cape may then be placed over the choker or neck band. The apparatus is reusable, and serves as a medium into which lengths of cut hair may be pierced, impaled, or imbedded, and thereby captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Mary G. S. Lock-Jones
  • Patent number: 5146629
    Abstract: Rinse shields are disclosed that are adapted to be worn by a person while the person's hair is being washed, rinsed, or otherwise treated with a liquid and while the person's upper body is in an upright position. The rinse shields prevent the liquid from contacting the subject's body or clothing below the hairline level when the rinse shield is being worn. The various embodiments, each of which is adapted to be worn around the subject's head at about the hairline level with the subject's hair placed above the hairline level, basically comprise a front, or taut, portion and a tail portion contiguous with the front portion. The front portion defines an opening therethrough adapted to sealingly fit to the person's head at about the hairline level and is adapted to form a brim around the front and sides of the person's head. Various stiffeners may be incorporated into the front portion to facilitate forming the brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventor: Monica L. Barnes
  • Patent number: 5079777
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective cover combination for professional use in hair salons wherein a relatively small separate top cover accessory is secured about a person's neck at a position above the collar portion of a hair dressing cape and any towel captured under and extending over the rear of the collar portion. The top cover accessory comprises a pliable waterproof material having first and second ends with a cover portion therebetween, and covers portions of the cape and the exposed portions of the towel by extending over substantial portions of the shoulders and upper back of the person. The first end comprises a generally U-shaped neck-receiving portion having a border secured thereto which forms a narrow fluid-tight seal about rear and side portions of the neck when its extensions are tied about the front of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignees: Allan R. Fowler, Dunlap, Codding, Peterson & Lee
    Inventors: Nora L. Fowler, Mary M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5062158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protective sheets used for wearing on clothes and keeping the clothes clean which have no problem such as slipping off, stripping up, falling down and so on without fixing them on bodies with strings, namely, protective sheets effectively used for aprons and napkins and practically relates to protective sheets which are the above described aprons and napkins consisting of electret sheets whose surface electric charge density is 1.times.10.sup.-10 coulomb/cm.sup.2 or more and weight per square meter is 10 g/m.sup.2 or more and 100 g/m.sup.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitsuko Oka, Yoshiharu Okumura
  • Patent number: 5054124
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a hair cutting accessory in the form of a cape and pat-down pads that utilize respective adhesive surfaces for collecting hair clippings that result during a hair cutting service. The cape is adapted with a collar member for draping around a person's neck area and is formed having a peelable backing for covering an adhesive strip surface of sufficient width to form two usable adhesive portions. The first adhesive portion is used to adhesively attach to a patron's neck area for creating a seal around the neck for preventing hair clippings from entering beneath the cape. The second adhesive portion is intended to be left exposed around the neck area for readily and adhesively collecting any fallen hair clippings. Each pat-down pad is sized to be hand held and is also formed having a peelable backing for covering an adhesive surface until ready to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Inventor: Robert L. Darvas
  • Patent number: 4797952
    Abstract: A throwaway bib which due to the nature of its construction can be rinsed several times and reused as may be desired. The device comprises a two layer laminate the first of which layers is adapted to absorb moisture while the second layer is water impervious to thereby protect the clothes. An optional pocket for receiving solid foods and for catching dripping liquids may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Inventor: Grace Petrini
  • Patent number: 4780911
    Abstract: A disposable bib comprising a sheet of waterproof material having a head opening, preferably of oval shape, therein. At least one elastic strip parallel to the longitudinal axis of the head opening is bonded to the sheet while in stretched condition closely proximate the head opening so that, when released, at least partial closure of the head opening is achieved, while causing a curvature of the bib to facilitate placement on the wearer. The head opening closely fits around the neck of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Mack
  • Patent number: 4710980
    Abstract: Protecting garment usable in particular in hairdressing salons, of the type composed of an overall or cape, designed to be wrapped around the user's body, and of a towel adaptable on said overall.According to the invention:the overall or cape is a one-piece garment, the geometrical shape of which is such as to allow a sufficient development to protect efficiently the user, said garment having a neck opening to allow the user's head through,the towel at least is made from a complex material containing an absorbing non-woven material, and is triangular-shaped, said towel being provided along one of the sides of the triangle with means for securing it on the overall, at the level of the shoulders, at the back of the neck opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Inventors: Bernard Brison, Jacques Galerneau, Alex Gontier, Gerard Petrozzi
  • Patent number: 4709420
    Abstract: A shampoo cape includes a splash guard or capelette which bridges the cape shoulder portions, when the cape is placed on the user, and is received within the sink in which the hair is to be washed or shampooed to deflect water from the hair into the sink and prevent water from impinging on the cape, the user's clothes and chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Andre Fantasies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lillian Gettinger
  • Patent number: 4689830
    Abstract: A hair cutting cape having a front funnel-shaped receptacle and a rear funnel-shaped receptacle for receiving hair clippings. The receptacles may be unfolded to an open, flat non-retaining position. The entire periphery or margin of the cape may be turned upwardly to direct hair clippings into one of the receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Mary Williams
  • Patent number: 4615047
    Abstract: A shampoo cape has a central C-shaped opening connected to one edge of the cape by a slit. A flap is secured on the back of the cape on the outside with a U-shaped opening in the flap secured along a portion of the C-shaped opening in the cape. A crescent shaped neck pad is sealed in a pocket integral with the flap. When used, the flap hangs into a backbar sink for retaining water in the sink and the neck cushion supports the nape of the user's neck away from the hard edge of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Redken Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyusuke Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 4611354
    Abstract: A face and body shield is provided for persons having their hair shampooed. The shield includes a flexible and at least water impervious panel including opposite upper and lower margins and opposite side margins extending between corresponding ends of the upper and lower margins. The upper margin includes at least a central portion thereof which is outwardly convex curved and includes first stiffening structure extending therealong. A generally circular opening is formed in the panel adjacent and spaced inwardly of the central portion of the upper margin and the marginal edges of the panel defining the opening are gathered and have an elongated elastic strip anchored relative thereto and extending therealong. In addition, second stiffening structure is carried by the panel between the marginal portions thereof defining the adjacent portions of the central portion of the upper marginal edge and the aforementioned opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventor: Virginia C. Jones
  • Patent number: 4458364
    Abstract: A disposable towel, particularly for hairdressing salons, beauty shops or the like, is comprised by a support (1) of synthetic material bearing an intermediate layer (2) of defibered cellulose, and a non-woven layer (3) covering the intermediate layer (2) and secured with the latter to the support (1), by gluing, sealing or otherwise. On one side of the cut-out (4) for the neck of the wearer, there are provided tabs (5) for detachable securement to the other side of the towel. A small pocket (6) for a paper napkin (7) is provided at the upper part of the towel near an edge thereof. Another pocket (8) extends transversely of the midportion of the bottom of the towel, to receive cut hair, and has lateral internal compartments (9) for carrying barber's and beautician's implements. This latter pocket (8) may be folded against the support (1) and secured to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Inventors: Liane Fenninger, Simon Mosur
  • Patent number: 4280227
    Abstract: A protective cape is formed from a continuous piece of material, such as plastic, with a centrally located neck opening. The cape is formed with generally opposed portions relative to the neck opening, one of which has a relatively large area and the other of which has a relatively narrow area. The narrow area portion overlaps the large area portion along the front surfaces of the wearer's torso, so as to close the cape along the front surfaces of the wearer's neck. Fastening means are formed along engaging surfaces of the overlapped portions adjacent the neck opening. The fastening means comprise interlocking surfaces fitted to coincide with upper edges of the neck opening, such that the neck closure lies flat against the wearer's neck contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Inventor: Jean Brock
  • Patent number: 4139912
    Abstract: A protective hair dressing cape made from a flexible, crease-resistant plastic sheet and comprising a back portion which covers at least the upper part of the back and the shoulders of the wearer, a collar which defines the upper part of said back portion and corresponds and is adapted to the shape of the neck in a substantially tight manner, two side flaps forming the extension of said back portion on the shoulders and towards the chest and a device for holding it in place on the body of the wearer.The maintaining in position device comprises at least one weight which can be joined to the flaps and forms a counterweight for the cape relative to the shoulders.The cape can be fitted to the wearer with the greatest possible ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Inventor: Robert A. Thuaud
  • Patent number: 3949875
    Abstract: A multi-ply strip somewhat longer than the circumference of the average human neck has two oppositely-facing arcuate edge portions toward the center of the strip to accommodate the contours of the neck. In one form, the opposite short ends of the strip have angularly cut-off corner portions to facilitate detachment of the strip from a roll of strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Inventors: Anthony V. Catania, Mary H. Biviano