Hair Heaters Patents (Class 219/222)
  • Patent number: 11191336
    Abstract: A rechargeable hair styling tool may be plugged into an electrical outlet to enable charging of each battery and operation of the hair styling tool. Electronics of the hair styling tool may enable it to alternately operate under power from the battery or batteries (i.e., stored power) while the hair styling tool is unplugged from an electrical outlet (e.g., a wall socket, etc.) and under power of an external source of electricity while the hair styling tool is plugged into the electrical outlet. Each heating element of such a rechargeable hair styling tool may be heated when the hair styling tool is plugged in and, once each heating element has been heated to a sufficient temperature, continue to function under power supplied by the battery or batteries of the rechargeable hair styling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Durham Enterprises Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Brian Freeman
  • Patent number: 11058199
    Abstract: A hair styling appliance for curling hair includes a mandrel, a liquid reservoir, a heating element integrated in the mandrel, a wick communicating with the reservoir such that it is soaked with liquid, the wick extending between a proximal end intended to come into contact with the heating element and a distal end supplied with liquid from the reservoir, and a guide system for guiding the wick that is configured to permit it to move from a passive position to an active position in which the wick is in contact with the heating element in order to create steam, wherein the guide system includes an elastic guiding mechanism in contact with the periphery of the wick at the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jacky Chelle, Bertrand Couet, Franck Da Palma
  • Patent number: 10938170
    Abstract: A quick electrical power connector system has a female connection member, a forward section with electrical plug openings extending through the forward section and a rear section through which electrical wiring extends into and connects with electrical contacts within the plug openings. A male connection member has a forward section, a cavity, and electric prongs located within the cavity. The male connection member also has a second section located immediately adjacent to the forward section, the second section having side walls through which electrical wiring completely extends and connects with electrical contacts connected to the electric prongs. The male connection member is configured to be connected to the female connection member to provide supplemental electrical current to electrical circuitry. A second embodiment provides for a male connection member having two cavities, each with two electrical prongs for connection with two female connection members in electrical circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Sikai Chen
  • Patent number: 10595561
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an input for production of atomizers and atomizers formed from a sheet of a material, and which may be employed in an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The input may include a carrier and heating elements coupled thereto. The heating elements may include first and second ends and interconnected alternating loops disposed therebetween. The heating elements may be oriented parallel to a longitudinal axis of the carrier, or perpendicular thereto. The heating elements may be coupled to a liquid transport element by bending the interconnected loops at least partially around the liquid transport element. The ends of the heating element may be coupled to heater terminals. A related method for forming atomizers is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Robert Alden Metcalfe, John William Wolber
  • Patent number: 10575617
    Abstract: A hairdryer including: a handle; a body comprising a duct extending within the body; a fluid flow path extending through the duct from a fluid inlet through which a fluid flow enters the hairdryer to a fluid outlet for emitting the fluid flow from a front end of the body; a primary fluid flow path extending at least partially through the body from a primary fluid inlet through which a primary fluid flow enters the hairdryer to an annular primary fluid outlet at a front end of the body; a fan unit for drawing the primary fluid flow through the primary fluid inlet; and an attachment for adjusting at least one parameter of fluid emitted from the hairdryer, the attachment being attachable to the hairdryer so that the attachment protrudes from the front end of the body, wherein the attachment is configured to inhibit the generation of the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Edward Shelton, Thomas James Dunning Follows, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 10542807
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of hair styling appliances having a multi-function actuator are provided herein. In general, the disclosed embodiments of hair styling appliances may include a multi-function actuator configured for adjusting settings of one or more hair appliance variables. In one embodiment, the multi-function actuator may include at least two separate actuators, which are assembled together on the hair styling appliance to look like one component, yet are configured to be actuated independently of one another. In one embodiment, the multi-function actuator may be ergonomically positioned on the hair styling appliance for easily accessible manipulation and actuation with the user's thumb. In one embodiment, the multi-function actuator may comprise a push button and dial combination. In one embodiment, the push button may be used to select temperature and/or time, and the dial may be used to adjust the temperature and/or time to a desired setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Helen Of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Arturo Adrian Gonzalez, Gary Koenemann
  • Patent number: 10278469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hairdressing apparatus with an anion generator, the apparatus having a switch, a temperature regulator, and display parts. An upper body and a lower body are fixedly connected through a hinge. An anion generator fixed holder, a first support, an anion generator hood, a first elastic piece, a first aluminum plate with a first metal ceramic heater arranged in it, and a lower cover plate arranged in the lower body. A second support, a printed circuit board assembly plate, an anion generator, a second elastic piece, a second aluminum plate with a second metal ceramic heater arranged in it, and an upper cover plate are arranged in the upper body. An integrated structure is applied to this hairdressing apparatus, insuring safety and comfort to whoever uses it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LADY MERRY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ye Feng
  • Patent number: 10001878
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a fascia manufactured from a shape memory polymer. One or more thermal elements can be disposed adjacent to the fascia or integrated into the fascia. One or more processors can be operable with the one or more thermal elements to detect deformation along at least a portion of the fascia and cause the one or more thermal elements to selectively apply heat to the shape memory polymer along at least a portion of the fascia to reverse at least some of the deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Wood, Phillip A Green
  • Patent number: 9591906
    Abstract: A brush is provided herein, the brush having heating elements dispersed on and protruding from its face and spacers arranged to maintain a specified distance between protruding ends of the heating elements and a scalp of a head that is being brushed. The spacers are dispersed on the brush's face at a specified density that assures maintaining the specified distance with respect to a resilience of the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: GUY A. SHAKED INVESTMENTS LTD.
    Inventors: Sharon Guy-Rabi, Yakov Guy
  • Patent number: 9457702
    Abstract: A seat assembly is disclosed which has a heating element disposed along a predetermined path in a zone of a bottom seating surface or back seating surface. The heating element provides electrical heating of variable temperature along the predetermined path to the zone. The heating element includes first and second sections continuously alternating along the predetermined path. Each of the first sections provides electrical heating to the zone at a first temperature and each of the second sections provides electrical heating to the zone at a second temperature which is greater than the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE AB
    Inventor: Milan Tüskes
  • Patent number: 9265336
    Abstract: A rotatable roll brush that despite combing tangled hair, the hair does not get removed due to the rotation of the brush body part, and when a combing action is required without the rotation of the body part, the brush can be converted and used as a regular brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TURBO ION, INC.
    Inventor: Tae Jong Park
  • Patent number: 9173466
    Abstract: The invention refers to a multi-functional device (101) for styling hair comprising a handgrip (102), a first and a second arm (104, 105), and means (124, 125) for heating the first and/or the second arm (104,105). The first arm (104) comprises a first fixed half-arm (114) integral with the handgrip (102) and extending substantially along the longitudinal axis (X) and a first mobile half-arm (116) elastically supported by the first fixed half-arm (114) and extending substantially along the longitudinal axis (X) between a first area of the arm (104) close to the handgrip (102) and a second area of the arm (104) remote from the handgrip (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: TENACTA GROUP S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Rivola, Raffaella Rubini
  • Publication number: 20150144610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hair iron controlled by usage detection. The hair iron includes a pair of bodies hinged to each other. An electric heating plate is attached to an inner surface of each of the bodies, and generates heat by power supplied thereto. A detection unit is configured to detect an operation of the pair of bodies. A control unit is configured to control a driving power source based on a result detected by the detection unit, thus driving the hair iron to perform a preset operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: UNIL ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Oknam CHO
  • Publication number: 20150122792
    Abstract: We describe a hair styling apparatus and method of heating a ceramic heater in a hair styling apparatus, the ceramic heater comprising a ceramic layer and a heating element thermally coupled to said ceramic layer, the method comprising: heating the ceramic layer in at least two successive phases, wherein in a first phase the ceramic layer is heated at a first rate of heating to a first temperature; pausing the heating of said ceramic layer at the first temperature; and wherein in a second phase the ceramic layer is heated at a second rate of heating from the first temperature to a second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy David Moore, Mark Andrew Gagiano
  • Patent number: 8912467
    Abstract: A hair styler and its heating device which can heat the thermal storage piece inside the hair roller quickly to a desired temperature by electromagnetic heating. The thermal storage piece is made of high thermal conductivity material which absorbs heat quite quick and disposed inside the hair roller to prevent the hair from directly contacting the thermal storage piece during hair styling, consequently preventing the hair from being burned. Then a low thermal conductivity isolating layer retains the heat within the hair roller and enables the heat to be uniformly and constantly transmitted to the outer surface of the hair roller, providing an effect of low energy consumption and long-lasting heat. A temperature sensing piece is used to detect and indicate the temperature of the hair styler by using different colors, making it easier for the user to know the temperature of the hair styler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Manica Taiwan Incorporated
    Inventors: Rie Oishi, Feng-Chih Liao, Yen-Chin Cheng
  • Patent number: 8890035
    Abstract: Device (1) for drying hair, comprising a hand-held unit (2) which is adapted to emit or discharge a flow of air to be directed onto the hair, characterized in that the hand-held unit (2) has a power source (18) which is arranged in a path (13) of the air flow to be emitted or discharged from the unit (2). In this way, heat or thermal energy that is generated in the power source (18) can be recovered or retrieved and transferred directly to the air flow in the device (1) so as to collect or scavenge waste heat from the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Exonda Salon Tools GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Scheunert, Andreas Gobel
  • Patent number: 8857447
    Abstract: An apparatus for styling hair includes a handle frame, a treatment segment extending from the handle frame for applying treatment to hair of a subject, at least one control member disposed on the handle frame and a cover mounted to the handle frame. The cover is adapted to transition between an open position permitting access to the at least one control member and a closed position substantially enclosing the at least one control member, thereby protecting the at least one control member from moisture, hair treatment agents and/or contaminants. The cover may be dimensioned and adapted to be releasably secured in the closed position through magnetic or other mechanisms/methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Paulette Heller
  • Patent number: 8707969
    Abstract: A hair treatment device and a corresponding method for treating hair are disclosed. The hair treatment device is suitable for heating hair and has a heating element that is heated to a starting temperature and whose temperature is regulated by a temperature control. The hair treatment device has a sensor that measures data from which a parameter based on the condition of the hair can be generated, wherein the parameter influences the temperature control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Olaf Soerensen, Christoph Schmitz, Francis Pinto, Markus Schuessler
  • Patent number: 8646465
    Abstract: A hair styling apparatus (10) is disclosed as including a heating barrel (20) and a protecting sleeve (28) which covers part of the heating barrel, the protective sleeve including a wall (30) with a helical slot (32) allowing a tress of hair to be received through the slot to contact the heating barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Luen Electrical Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ka Yan Connie Tam
  • Publication number: 20130299481
    Abstract: A portable curling iron holder is disclosed utilizing inexpensive thermoplastic molded to form a caddy. The holder incorporates a thermally resistant insert placed into and securely attached within one of the cavities of the caddy. This insert would be sized to receive and retain the heated barrel of a curling iron while providing a thermally insulative gap between the heated barrel of the curling iron and the adjacent thermoplastic walls of the caddy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Bradley Wayne Stephens
  • Patent number: 8544478
    Abstract: A dual gas and AC electric hair styler comprises: a heater, a housing, and a control member movably disposed in the housing. One end of the control member is exposed out of the housing and another end of the control member is inserted in the housing to connect a linkage device of the heater. The linkage device includes a guiding member. A gas supply and an electric power supply are selectively inserted in the housing to the heater and each have a valve which is pressed to achieve connection. The axial movement of the control member causes axial movements of the linkage device and the guiding member to affect connection of the gas and the electric power supply to the heater. The hair styler can be powered by gas or electric power, and the switching of gas and electric power supplies can be done by the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Manica-Taiwan Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng-Chih Liao, Yen-Chin Cheng
  • Patent number: 8420980
    Abstract: The conventional lead member had a constant thickness in a section parallel to a longitudinal direction, so that it has found it difficult to enlarge a joint area with a soldering material. Therefore, the lead member itself has to be enlarged so as to enlarge the contact area which contributes to the joining property between the lead member and the soldering material. In a section parallel to the longitudinal direction of a lead member (11) and containing the center axis (A) of the lead member (11), the distance from one point (X) of the soldered portion of the outer circumference of the lead member (11) to the center axis (A) of the lead member (11) is made shorter than the distance from another point (Y) of the soldered portion to the center axis (A), so that the contact area between the lead member (11) and the soldering material can be enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takenouchi
  • Patent number: 8389906
    Abstract: A hair cutting head 605, for use in a hair cutting apparatus 500 comprising: an elongated heated wire 260 suitable for shaving, cutting or burning hair growing from a skin surface; and a blunt debris removal element 650, situated and configured to remove debris or scorched hair residue from the skin after shaving, cutting or burning by the heated wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Radiancy Inc.
    Inventors: Zion Azar, Pinchas Shalev
  • Patent number: 8367974
    Abstract: A hair cutting device (100) comprising: a housing (106); a detector adapted to detect motion of the device with respect to a skin surface (400) against which the device is juxtaposed; a hair cutting head (300) having a heated wire (260) suitable for heating hair growing from the skin, the hair cutting head being movable between a first, hair cutting position and a second retracted position at which the wire is removed from the vicinity of the skin; a controller (118) adapted to move the cutting head to the first position or to the second position when it does not responsive to said detected motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Radiancy Inc.
    Inventors: Zion Azar, Pinchas Shalev
  • Publication number: 20130019891
    Abstract: A hair curler heating system, is disclosed comprising a hair curler having a ferro-magnetic core, a plastic outer shell, an insulator therebetween, and a housing for receiving said curler and for heating it therein. The housing includes an induction coil, a control circuit operatively connected to the coil, a resonant capacitor operatively connected to the circuit, a heat sink connected to the capacitor, and a colored heating indication panel attached to the housing and operatively connected to the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Maggie Cheung, Kwong Cheung, Pui Nam Chan
  • Patent number: 8353303
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable folding type hairstyling tool. The hairstyling tool includes a casing unit which also serves as a handle, and a hairstyling unit which is inserted into or unfolded from the casing unit to be used by pivoting. The hairstyling unit includes an electric heating part for applying heat to the hair, and the casing unit includes a power source. The hairstyling unit has a rotary switch around a hinge part, thus allowing power to be supplied to the electric heating part by a power source only when the hairstyling unit is unfolded from the casing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GHD Korea, Inc.
    Inventor: Hae Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8319152
    Abstract: A hair cutting head, for use in a hair cutting apparatus having an elongated heated wire suitable for heating hair growing from a skin surface, and at least one blade placed at one side of the elongated heated wire, the blade being configured to cut the hair which has been heated by the heated wire. The wire is heated to a temperature of at least 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Radiancy Inc.
    Inventors: Pinchas Shalev, Zion Azar
  • Publication number: 20120292302
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8267099
    Abstract: An eyelash groomer having multiple functions on a function head portion of the groomer. The number of functions depend upon the number of function head pieces. Each function head pieces is recommended to have a plurality of small bridges protruding perpendicularly from its respective bases to cage a heating element accessible to each function head piece of the function head of the eyelash groomer. The bridges also prevent the skin from directly contacting the heating element but allow the eyelashes direct contact for optimum curling. The bridges also serve as a guide for the eyelashes because the eyelashes enter at the intervals or spaces between the bridges. The heating element run horizontally beneath each function head piece. A heating mechanism heats the heating element and a protection case houses the components of the heating mechanism and serves as a handle for the eyelash groomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Yong Hoon Cho
  • Publication number: 20120227758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair styling appliance (100, 100?, 100?) comprising at least one heater (103, 104) having plurality of heating zones (Z1-Z5). The heating zones are independently operable arranged along the length of the heater. The sequential arrangement of the independently operable heating zones helps to improve the thermal control of the hair styling appliance. The hair styling appliance may be a hair straightener, curling tong, curling wand or a crimping iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Tom Ford, Richard Sims, John Allan Sinclair, Jamie McPherson
  • Publication number: 20120228281
    Abstract: A rapidly heated mascara eyelash curler includes an eyelash shaping part having a heating unit to which high voltage power is supplied from a battery. The rapidly heated mascara eyelash curler can quickly drying a mascara liquid applied to the eyelashes by a mascara brush so as to help users finish eyelash makeup easy and fast. The high voltage battery fits in a space defined by a grip and a body of the mascara eyelash curler for serving as a power supply means. Terminals arranged at the connection of the body and the grip construct a circuit for the high voltage battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Gyung-Hee Haan
  • Patent number: 8258434
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8212186
    Abstract: A plug-in heater for hot curlers is constituted in the following manner: because the power plug can be positioned at the storage location, it is constituted to possess a compact size; in particular, because the power plug can be positioned at the protruding positions in two perpendicular directions (a rear-side protruding direction and a lower-side protruding direction), the range for inserting the power plug can be expanded even when the electrical outlet is located at different locations at the housing facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Create Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Kaizuka
  • Publication number: 20120125908
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Publication number: 20120125909
    Abstract: Device (1) for drying hair, comprising a hand-held unit (2) which is adapted to emit or discharge a flow of air to be directed onto the hair, characterized in that the hand-held unit (2) has a power source (18) which is arranged in a path (13) of the air flow to be emitted or discharged from the unit (2). In this way, heat or thermal energy that is generated in the power source (18) can be recovered or retrieved and transferred directly to the air flow in the device (1) so as to collect or scavenge waste heat from the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ONDAL FRISEURTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Scheunert, Andreas Gobel
  • Patent number: 8132571
    Abstract: A hair curling iron that forms spiral curls having an integral vacuum system and an internal heating tube is designed to eliminate the need for manual rotation of the entire curling iron when forming spiral hair curls. The curling iron provides a slot into which the hair is pulled by an integral vacuum fan mounted within the handle and controlled by an on/off pushbutton. When activated, the vacuum fan pulls the hair into the curling iron and around an interior heating tube. After several seconds, the pushbutton is released and a spiral curl is pulled out of the curling iron. A separate illuminating switch provides control of the heating portion of the curling iron. The danger of accidental burns is greatly reduced due to the interior location of the hot surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Michele M. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8101888
    Abstract: A device (1.1) for the radiation of scalp hair (2) using infrared radiation (10.3), wherein the infrared radiation (10.3) is generated by at least one linear-shaped infrared lamp (3.1) with a reflector system (4). In a first exemplary embodiment, a first reflector (6.1) is allocated to the infrared lamp (3.1) on the longitudinal side, wherein the infrared lamp (3.1) basically forms an optical collection line of the first reflector (6.1). The first reflector (6.1) with a first reflection side (9.1) and a second reflector (6.2) with a second reflection side (9.2) are placed facing each other, wherein the infrared lamp (3.1) is enclosed by the first and the second reflector (6.1, 6.2), by at least 360° altogether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefan Kiessl, Martin Liebeck
  • Publication number: 20120006805
    Abstract: Hair drying device comprising an electric motor unit to generate an air flow destined in use to hair drying and/or care, a support to hold the electric motor unit and a spacer duct, hollow inside so that the air flow emitted by the motor unit flows along the tube towards its exit section. The spacer duct has an overall L length at least equal or greater than a R1 distance in which the electromagnetic field emitted by the electric motor unit in use in the specific device measures an intensity at least equal or inferior to a pre-established threshold value of about 2 Milligauss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Gianni Sani
  • Patent number: 7989735
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 7989734
    Abstract: To prevent over-heating and moisture loss of hair being styled by the influence of heat and pressure such as by a straightener, a hair styling appliance with two clamping members at least one of which includes a heating member for clamping hair to be styled. At least one of the clamping members includes a cooling member, seen in operating direction, is behind the heating member. During the straightening process, the hair will be straightened by the hot plates and then subsequently be cooled down by the cold plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Ignatius Kwang Chian Lee
  • Publication number: 20110132391
    Abstract: A heating plate for a hair straightener including a substantially planar hair engagement surface and at least a first and a second edge defining a periphery of a first end of the hair engagement surface, wherein at least one of the first and second edges includes a tapered-shape profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tak Keung Cheung
  • Patent number: 7931031
    Abstract: A hairstyling device composed of a handle (1), at least one heating part (3) cooperating with a retaining part (2), each mounted in a respective housing (6, 22; 5, 20) joined to the handle (1), at least one of the heating (3) or retaining (2) parts being float-mounted inside its housing (6, 5), hair being able to be inserted between the heating part (3) and the retaining part (2). At least one of the heating (3) or retaining (2) parts has a first permanent magnet (11) cooperating with a second, opposing permanent magnet (12) belonging to its housing (6, 22; 5, 20), the second permanent magnet being mounted in phase with the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Marc LeGrain
  • Publication number: 20110005545
    Abstract: A hair curling device comprises a grip (6), an electric heating element (2) installed on the grip (6), an ion generator (4), a three-dimensional control interface (1) with a button (33), and a display screen (5). The three-dimensional control interface (1) simultaneously connects to and controls the electrothermal element (2), the ion generator (4) and the display screen (5), and adjusts at least one functional element through the button (33) so as to adjust different functions of the hair curling device, including temperature adjustment of the electrothermal element (2) and adjustment of the ion generator (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: KENFORD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wai Ho Keong, Chun Yin Lok
  • Publication number: 20100288746
    Abstract: The conventional lead member had a constant thickness in a section parallel to a longitudinal direction, so that it has found it difficult to enlarge a joint area with a soldering material. Therefore, the lead member itself has to be enlarged so as to enlarge the contact area which contributes to the joining property between the lead member and the soldering material. In a section parallel to the longitudinal direction of a lead member (11) and containing the center axis (A) of the lead member (11), the distance from one point (X) of the soldered portion of the outer circumference of the lead member (11) to the center axis (A) of the lead member (11) is made shorter than the distance from another point (Y) of the soldered portion to the center axis (A), so that the contact area between the lead member (11) and the soldering material can be enlarged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takenouchi
  • Patent number: 7800020
    Abstract: A heating plate for a hair straightening iron and a method for its manufacture are provided. The heating plate consists of a case comprising two laminates made of insulating ceramic material; one of them holds a band made of electrical conductor material with outer connections, while one of the laminates has a surface coated with a polished layer of material; the case of the heating plate has features to adapt to the base structure of the iron. The manufacturing process comprises: 1) preparing a ceramic powder which comprises the milling of dispersants and adding solvents, mixing with a binding agent and adding plasticizer to control viscosity of the result, 2) moulding and corresponding drying; 3) cuffing plates and screen-printing the resistor; 4) laminating the whole by pressure and cutting; 5) burning the binding agent and sintering; and 6) welding contact terminals, and coating with a polished layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Carlos José Ceva
  • Publication number: 20100212179
    Abstract: A hair care appliance for application of vapor to dry hair including a housing having a head portion and a handle portion, the housing defining an inner cavity. A vapor-generating system is positioned at least partially within the cavity, and the head portion includes an aperture in communication with the vapor-generating system. A spacer is positioned proximate the aperture of the head portion and partially defines a work area for positioned hair, wherein the vapor-generating system discharges vapor to the work area for application to hair positioned thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Heidi Schmid
  • Publication number: 20100065544
    Abstract: For controlling the heating of heating posts in a hair roller heater in which each heating post includes a respective resistive heating element, an emulator or physical model has a thermal time constant that is about equal to the time constant of each post assembly to emulate the thermal behaviour of the heating posts during both heating and cooling. Direct temperature feedback from the emulator to a thermostatic switch is used for controlling the current delivered to the heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: HIGH SUN INDUSTRIAL (H.K.) LTD.
    Inventor: Zheng Qing Yang
  • Patent number: 7634177
    Abstract: A heat isolation cover for a heat blower comprises a casing having a receiving space; the casing being installed with a protection sleeve, a heat resistance unit and a fan and motor set; one end of the protection sleeve being formed as a converge opening portion; the heat resistance unit having an annular heat isolation unit and a heat emitting unit installed on the heat isolation unit; one end of the heat resistance unit resisting against an inner surface of the guide edge of the protection sleeve and another end thereof being combined to the buckling groove of the casing; and the fan and motor set being installed to a rear end of the heat resistance unit; the actuation of the fan and motor set being controlled by an electronic circuit; and the fan and motor set generating wind to blow the heat resistance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Chuan-Hsin Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090288676
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a heating device used in a rod for permanent wave, which controls capable of heating the rod electrically and effectively. In particularly, the present invention is related to a heating device with easy maintenance and safety and a rod for permanent wave with improved structure, which can overcome a problem of sensing a temperature of the heating device and a problem of inefficient electrical heating of the rod for permanent wave. An object of the present invention is to handle the problems by providing a rod for permanent wave having a relatively strong durability as well as an excellent thermal conductivity, and a heating device for electrically heating the rod for permanent wave with the most effective way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Gook Hyun Shim
  • Patent number: RE41321
    Abstract: A hair styling iron A is provided comprising: a body 1 which includes a grip portion 4, a plate portion 6 including a heater H and a plate 8, and a fulcrum portion 5; and a sandwiching member 2 which includes a lever portion 15 opposed to said grip portion 4, a plate portion 17 equipped with a heater H and a plate 18 and opposed to the plate portion 6 of the body 1, and a fulcrum portion 16 located between the lever portion 15 and the plate portion 17 and pivotally supported by the fulcrum portion 16 of the body 1. Between the rearward portions of the fulcrum portions of the body 1 and the sandwiching member 2 is interposed a spring 12 which biases the plate portions 6 and 17 normally in the direction away from each other. Each of the plate portions 6 and 17 is provided with ridges 14 along the perimeter, and has been subjected to a flocking treatment from its perimeter to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Milbon Company Ltd
    Inventors: Masataka Okumoto, Satoshi Ogawa, Atsuo Niwa, Yasufumi Takeda, Kazuki Fujii, Katsumi Kaneyama