Suction-disposal Means Patents (Class 30/133)
  • Patent number: 10245744
    Abstract: An accessory for an oscillating power tool is provided. The accessory has a body having a functional portion for performing work and an attachment portion for mounting the accessory to the oscillating power tool. An arbor, defined at the attachment portion of the body, is configured to matingly engage attachment elements of a drive flange of a variety of manufacturers' oscillating power tools. The arbor comprises a plurality of openings including a primary opening comprising a central opening defining a central axis of the arbor, a first elongated opening conjoined with the central opening and extending radially from the central axis along a first radial axis and a second elongated opening conjoined with the central opening and extending radially from the central axis along a second radial axis. The plurality of openings also includes a set of secondary openings disjoined from the primary opening and positioned radially about the central axis along respective radial axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Cherif Morcos
  • Patent number: 10124496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair clipping device (10) comprising: a housing (14), a cutting assembly (16) which is arranged on a distal end (18) of said housing (14) and comprises a stationary cutting blade (22) with a stationary cutting edge (26) and a moveable cutting blade (24) with a moveable cutting edge (28), and a comb attachment (12) which is attachable to the housing (14) and comprises a first comb element (34) and a second comb element (38); wherein the first comb element (34) is configured to be arranged on a front side (36) of the housing (14) and configured to cover the stationary and the moveable cutting edge (26, 28), wherein said front side (36) runs transverse to the distal end (18) and the cutting assembly (16), and wherein the first comb element (36) comprises a plurality of first comb ribs (40) running parallel to each other and parallel to a first longitudinal direction (44) of the first comb element (34); wherein the second comb element (38) is arranged transverse to the first com
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Frans Johan Nab, Thibault Paul Faucon
  • Patent number: 10112294
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system having at least one first oscillation insert tool that is configured to be effectively coupled to an oscillation hand power tool, and at least one second oscillation insert tool that differs from the first oscillation insert tool and is configured to be effectively coupled to the oscillation hand power tool as an alternative to the first oscillation insert tool. At least one of the at least two oscillation insert tools comprises at least one compensating unit for at least substantially adapting a mass moment of inertia of the at least one oscillation insert tool to a mass moment of inertia of the at least one second oscillation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9814180
    Abstract: A shell corn loss inhibiting device includes a corn head of a combine including a pair of spaced dividers, a gap therebetween, and a collection auger. Each of a pair of nozzles is coupled to an associated one of the spaced dividers and angled inwardly towards the gap, downwardly through the gap, and rearwardly towards the collection auger. A blower is coupled to the combine urging a flow of air out through each of the nozzles to urge the shell corn towards the collection auger before the shell corn can pass downwardly through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Monte Busser, Curt Theisen
  • Patent number: 9480203
    Abstract: A harvesting apparatus having a frame to be advanced over an area in which a crop is grown and a harvesting assembly on the frame configured to process severed crop. The harvesting assembly is configured to advance severed crop laterally to a delivery location between the laterally spaced sides of the frame and to and through a feed housing. A fluid delivery system discharges pressurized fluid to at least one of: a) facilitate severance of crop; and b) facilitate rearward advancement of severed crop. The fluid delivery system has at least a first pressurized fluid source through which pressurized fluid is delivered to laterally spaced outlets. A cleaning assembly has a first cleaning conduit assembly for directing pressurized fluid from the first pressurized fluid supply source in at least a first stream that repositions unusable crop and debris to reduce buildup thereof in the vicinity of the feed housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Crary Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Damir Cavkusic, Ben Richard, Mitchell Lee, Daniel Ross
  • Patent number: 9462750
    Abstract: A harvesting apparatus having a frame and a harvesting assembly on the frame configured to accommodate severed crop as the frame is advanced. A fluid delivery system causes pressurized fluid to be discharged in discrete streams each with a component that is directed to at least one of: a) facilitate severance of crop; and b) cause severed crop to be advanced rearwardly in relationship to the frame to a location for further processing. The fluid delivery system has: i) a primary conduit length extending laterally between the sides of the frame; ii) a plurality of laterally spaced outlets from which fluid from the primary conduit length is discharged; iii) a pressurized fluid source; and iv) a distributing conduit assembly that directs pressurized fluid from the pressurized fluid source to first and second locations from where pressurized fluid is directed in laterally opposite directions into the primary conduit length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Crary Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Damir Cavkusic, Ben Richard, Mitchell Lee, Daniel Ross
  • Patent number: 9149943
    Abstract: A system for clipping and removing hair clippings from a clipped site is disclosed. The system includes a suction member having an integrated blade member, a hose member in communication with the suction member, and a vacuum source connected to the hose member. This device is particularly useful for use in clipping and removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Landrie, Larry H. Panzer
  • Patent number: 8931178
    Abstract: An air flow deflector which may be retrofit onto an existing hair or animal fur hand clipper. Deflector attaches to the clipper by various means to cover existing air flow channels or air vents on the clipper and directs the clipper motor cooling air away from the clipper. The deflector prevents hair and fur from being blown by such air vents in random directions during use of the clipper by redirecting the existing cooling air away from the clipper housing in a preferred direction. Retrofitting existing clippers is accomplished by attaching the deflector on the clipper over existing vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Beam
  • Publication number: 20140298660
    Abstract: A hair cutting device 1 comprises a turbine 15 seated with and rotatable relative to a housing 10. The turbine 15 and the housing 10 each have one part of a co-operating rotary shear blade 25, 55 fixedly attached to them such that rotation of the turbine 15 relative to the housing 10 creates a shearing cutting action. Rotation of the turbine 15 is achieved by pulling air over the turbine 15 with a vacuum generating device, such as household vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: HAIM SHELEMEY
  • Patent number: 8561303
    Abstract: A system for clipping and removing hair clippings from a clipped site is disclosed. The system includes a suction member having an integrated blade member, a hose member in communication with the suction member, and a vacuum source connected to the hose member. This device is particularly useful for use in clipping and removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Landrie, Larry H. Panzer
  • Publication number: 20130269191
    Abstract: A system for clipping and removing hair clippings from a clipped site is disclosed. The system includes a suction member having an integrated blade member, a hose member in communication with the suction member, and a vacuum source connected to the hose member. This device is particularly useful for use in clipping and removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Landrie, Larry H. Panzer
  • Patent number: 8484853
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for vacuum hair collection for a hair clipper. A conduit may be positioned in the clipper and may have a nozzle positioned adjacent to a cutting blade a forward end of the clipper. The conduit may have a rear opening at a rear end of the clipper. There may be a constriction section formed in the conduit adjacent the nozzle. The conduit may have a nondecreasing cross sectional interior dimension from the constriction section to the rear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Kim Laube
  • Patent number: 8225512
    Abstract: A device for removing hair clippings is disclosed. The device comprises a suction member having an opening, a top side and a bottom side, a hose attachment member connected to the suction member, and a fastening member adapted for affixing onto a hair clipper, with the fastening member being attached to the bottom side of the suction member. This device is particularly useful for removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings and thus prevent contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Coleman, Daniel Joseph Laundrie
  • Publication number: 20110185578
    Abstract: A system for clipping and removing hair clippings from a clipped site is disclosed. The system includes a suction member having an integrated blade member, a hose member in communication with the suction member, and a vacuum source connected to the hose member. This device is particularly useful for use in clipping and removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Landrie, Larry H. Panzer
  • Patent number: 7975385
    Abstract: A hair-cutting apparatus (1) includes a cutting arrangement (9) for cutting hair. There is provided an arrangement that prevents cut hair from flying off the hair-cutting apparatus and that includes a boundary wall (22). The boundary wall (22) extends close to the cutting arrangement (9) and includes a stationary portion (34) and a movable portion (35), the movable portion (35) being intended and arranged to cooperate with hair to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Johannes Obermann
  • Patent number: 7874073
    Abstract: To provide a nose hair cutter, comprising a blade configures to cut nose hair, a motor which drives a movable blade of the blade, and a fan which is driven by the motor to suck pieces of the nose hair cut by the blade into a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ogawa, Hisao Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20100242286
    Abstract: A hair cutting device has a motorized suction assembly and a motorized clipper assembly, with a hair-receiving chamber for containing hair clippings and a filter positioned between the motorized suction assembly and the motorized clipper assembly. Spacers of varying lengths to control the length and style of hair cut may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Norman Yerke, Christopher J. Koenig
  • Patent number: 7647699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rug shaver for removing pilling and other loose fibers. The rug shaver may include a handle connected to a shaver head through a swivel. The shaver head may have a motor that rotates blades above a grill plate. The shaver head also may include baskets removeably retained within basket cutouts in a top of the shaver head. As pilling and other loose fibers poke through the grill plate, the rotating blades may cut the loose fibers. The loose fibers may be drawn into the baskets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Christina M. Geile
  • Publication number: 20090223058
    Abstract: A device for removing hair clippings is disclosed. The device comprises a suction member having an opening, a top side and a bottom side, a hose attachment member connected to the suction member, and a fastening member adapted for affixing onto a hair clipper, with the fastening member being attached to the bottom side of the suction member. This device is particularly useful for removing the hair clippings from shaved surgical patients in a manner that prevents the hair clippings from falling into the patient's surroundings and thus prevent contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Michael Coleman, Daniel Joseph Laundrie
  • Patent number: 7536760
    Abstract: In a rotary cutting apparatus, including a rotary blade having a cutting blade on the outer circumference and rotating radially in one direction; a housing for accommodating the rotary blade; and a fixed blade in the form of a plate attached to the housing along the outer circumference of the rotary blade, for cutting objects protruding from the blade holes of the fixed blade into the housing by the function of the cutting blade of the rotary blade that comes into slide-contact with the inner surface of the fixed blade, the fixed blade is supported at only one end by hooking one edge of the fixed blade on an upstream side in a rotation direction of the rotary blade onto a hook protrusion, and attached so that it is freely displaceable in an in-plane direction and a direction crossing the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: NKG Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Ohsugi
  • Patent number: 7488004
    Abstract: A swivelable vacuum hose coupler of a grooming clipper vacuum attachment includes a front attachment member attachable to a suction head of the vacuum attachment, a rear hose attachment member attachable to an end of a vacuum hose, and an annular swivel collar rigidly attached to a rear end portion of the front attachment member and rotatably coupled to a front end portion of the rear attachment member so as to hold the rear end portion of the front attachment member in an abutting relationship with the front end portion of the rear attachment member and the front attachment member in flow communication with the rear attachment member and to form a swivel joint with the rear attachment member such that the front attachment member can rotate at the swivel joint relative to the rear attachment member and thereby allow the rear attachment member to remain in a stationary position relative to the front attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: M.D.C. Romani, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Marlene Romani, Domenic A. Romani
  • Publication number: 20080250649
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for effecting hair-removal and consequent cleaning on body-parts, in preparation for surgery or specific diagnostic examinations-comprises suction means housed in a main frame (11) provided with an opening (13) whose shape and size are apt to allow sucking in the removed hair, or fragments of hair, and cutting and/or shaving means (32) fastened to the apparatus (10) in a position congruent with the position of said opening (13). Said cutting and/or shaving means (32) are preferably fastened in a removable way and they comprise electric or hand-operated razors. The apparatus (10) also comprises tanks (34) and ducts (35) for emollient substances and at least a collecting tank (19) for hair, or fragments of hair. The apparatus is powered or by the standard electric power supply network other by batteries housed inside handling means (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: O.M.G. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Michael Spigai
  • Patent number: 7228630
    Abstract: A hair cutting device with a suction device for drawing off cut pieces of hair is provided. A varier, which may have an adjustable spring loaded movable wall portion, reacts to the circumstances of the hair being cut and adjusts an air flow rate in the area of the suction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Johannes Obermann
  • Patent number: 7114257
    Abstract: A portable multi purpose machine having removable head attachments primarily for personal grooming. The removable head attachments used for multiple purposes include: cutting and vacuuming, shaving, hair clipping, tooth brushing, vacuuming, and massaging. The multi purpose machine comprises a housing having first and second walls and a motor assembly. The motor assembly has an electrically powered drive member to operate each of the heads. A power cord assembly provides power to rechargeable batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: Hermis Ortega
  • Patent number: 7076878
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a beard trimmer with an internal vacuum system that collects the hair clippings generated by the trimmer during grooming. The beard trimmer is comprised of two main mechanisms, a beard trimmer and a vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer with internal vacuum is comprised of an external body, which houses a motor, wiring, and a power source. Additionally, the beard trimmer casing also houses the vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer also includes of a pair of reciprocating cutting blades and an electric motor that drives the blades. The vacuum powered suction unit includes an air intake, a filter unit, a hamster cage or turbine style impeller, a filter unit housing, and at least one external exhaust port. The suction unit is designed to capture the clippings created by the blades during grooming. The resultant trimmer allows an operator to trim facial hair while simultaneously collecting hair clippings created by the trimming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Dennis P. Degregorio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7040021
    Abstract: A hand held hair trimming device which when pulled through the hair trims only a determined portion of the ends of hair strands while leaving adjacent hairs uncut. The device will cut a predetermined length off only the distal ends of the hair shafts each time it has the hair drawn through one or a plurality of serpentine pathways formed by retainer cavities and an engageable retainer. The cutting head portion of the device may be removed and replaced and optional hair dryer or vacuum may be attached to an aperture on the rear of the cutting head to dry hair, vacate cut ends, or encourage distal ends of hairs toward the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Victor C. Talavera
  • Patent number: 6986206
    Abstract: A hair clipping device includes a housing, a bladeset engageable upon the housing and including at least one stationary blade and at least one moving blade configured for reciprocal movement relative to the at least one stationary blade. The stationary blade has a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge, the at least one moving blade including a first moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the first cutting edge, and a second moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the second cutting edge. The housing defines a cutting location for the blades and the bladeset is rotatably engageable on the housing between a first position in which the first edges are employed, and a second position in which the second edges are employed. The housing encloses an apparatus for creating a vacuum, and defines a vacuum intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Patent number: 6978547
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a beard trimmer with an internal vacuum system that collects the hair clippings generated by the trimmer during grooming. The beard trimmer is comprised of two main mechanisms, a beard trimmer and a vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer with internal vacuum is comprised of an external body, which houses a motor, wiring, and a power source. Additionally, the beard trimmer casing also houses the vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer also includes of a pair of reciprocating cutting blades and an electric motor that drives the blades. The vacuum powered suction unit includes an air intake, a filter unit, a hamster cage or turbine style impeller, a filter unit housing, and at least one external exhaust port. The suction unit is designed to capture the clippings created by the blades during grooming. The resultant trimmer allows an operator to trim facial hair while simultaneously collecting hair clippings created by the trimming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Dennis P. Degregorio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6941662
    Abstract: A shaving head assembly for a lint shaver includes a transmission shaft rotatably received inside the casing and having a V-shaped cutout defined in a distal end of the transmission shaft. The blade assembly has a blade seat with a V-shaped extension extending from a bottom of the blade seat to be securely received in the V-shaped cutout yet movable relative to the transmission shaft so that the blade seat is able to move upward and downward relative to the transmission shaft. A rotor is fixedly connected to a free end of the transmission shaft and rotatably received in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 6912788
    Abstract: A power hand tool of the type adapted to operate with one of a variety of elongated blades and being configured for vacuuming debris from an area near the blade during operation of the tool, wherein the tool includes a housing, a motor located within the housing, a port within said housing configured to receive a vacuum attachment, and a storage receptacle configured to carry at least one elongated blade and to matingly engage the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Credo Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ramon Tam, Jaime Moreno, Lou Vassos, Christopher Weiland, Richard Monteverde, Marcus Burzynski
  • Publication number: 20040177513
    Abstract: Glide strips for wet shave razors in which the glide strips comprise a mixture of polyurethane and polyvinylpyrrolidone in a ratio of less than 3:1. Preferably, the ratio of PVP/PUR is in the range of 3.0-1.0:1. Most preferably, the ratio of PVP/PUR is in the range of 2.5-1.5:1. Glide strips having a ratio within this range provide the benefit of allowing an additive, such as aloe or vitamin E acetate, to be incorporated within the strip in a manner so that it will be capable of depositing the material from the strip on the user's skin during usage. This will provide the benefit to the user of applying a material directly to the skin to enhance the shaving experience. A further embodiment provides a glide strip having a PVP/PUR blend of a certain color and ratio, which ratio will allow the PVP/PUR blend to erode as the razor is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: WILLIAM VREELAND, JOCHEN THOENE
  • Patent number: 6751866
    Abstract: A cuticle cutting instrument has tubes rotatably disposed in each other and forming two working endings, cutting elements provided on the endings, handles fixed on the tubes, a return spring installed between the handles, and a tubing connection for communicating with a vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventors: Salman Yusufov, Nazim Yusufov
  • Patent number: 6739053
    Abstract: A hair clipping device includes a housing, a bladeset engageable upon the housing and including at least one stationary blade and at least one moving blade configured for reciprocal movement relative to the at least one stationary blade. The stationary blade has a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge, the at least one moving blade including a first moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the first cutting edge, and a second moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the second cutting edge. The housing defines a cutting location for the blades and the bladeset is rotatably engageable on the housing between a first position in which the first edges are employed, and a second position in which the second edges are employed. The housing encloses an apparatus for creating a vacuum, and defines a vacuum intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Publication number: 20040045168
    Abstract: A hand held hair trimming device which when pulled through the hair trims only a determined portion of the ends of hair strands while leaving adjacent hairs uncut. The device will cut a predetermined length off only the distal ends of the hair shafts each time it has the hair drawn through one or a plurality of serpentine pathways formed by retainer cavities and an engageable retainer. The cutting head portion of the device may be removed and replaced and optional hair dryer or vacuum may be attached to an aperture on the rear of the cutting head to dry hair, vacate cut ends, or encourage distal ends of hairs toward the cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Victor C. Talavera
  • Patent number: 6684511
    Abstract: A hair clipping device includes a housing, a bladeset engageable upon the housing and including at least one stationary blade and at least one moving blade configured for reciprocal movement relative to the at least one stationary blade. The stationary blade has a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge, the at least one moving blade including a first moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the first cutting edge, and a second moving edge configured for reciprocal movement relative to the second cutting edge. The housing defines a cutting location for the blades and the bladeset is rotatably engageable on the housing between a first position in which the first edges are employed, and a second position in which the second edges are employed. The housing encloses an apparatus for creating a vacuum, and defines a vacuum intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Publication number: 20040006873
    Abstract: A pivotable blade hair clipper and suction collection system having a hair clipper with a handle drive end portion integrally formed to receive a blade assembly pivotable about a stationary axis into at least two cutting positions. The form of the blade assembly functions to enhance an aerodynamic relationship with a suction air channel that extends internally from one end of the clipper handle to the other and allows for the evacuation of clipped hair debris. The clipper unit is integrally designed to allow for the passage of suctioned air and clipped hair debris from the cutting portion of the blade assembly, then through the clipper unit, and then through a highly flexible suction hose into a personal size vacuum hair collection canister for clean and hygienic collection of clipped hair debris. The two cutting positions combine with the form of the blade assembly to create optimum angles for cutting either hair from the head or hair from other body parts such as the chest and back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: John Cutting
  • Patent number: 6665938
    Abstract: A hair clipping device includes a housing, a blade chassis engageable upon the housing and having a bladeset including a stationary blade and at least one moving blade configured for reciprocal movement relative to the stationary blade. A comb assembly is configured for releasable attachment to the blade chassis and includes a comb base and a comb member. The comb member is selectively slidably adjustable relative to the comb base between a retracted position and an extended position. An adjustment mechanism is provided for selectively adjusting the comb member between the extended position and the retracted position, the adjustment mechanism having a handle and being configured so that movement of the handle will cause extension or retraction of the comb member relative to the comb base. In a hair clipping device, a housing encloses an apparatus for creating a vacuum, and has a vacuum inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Patent number: 6651343
    Abstract: A clippings catcher for connection to a powered hedge trimmer to catch trimmings severed from a plant, such as a hedge or bush, by the hedge trimmer. An elongated tubular housing parallel to and extending the length of the hedge trimmer blade assembly defines an air passage to deliver the trimmer cuttings to a powered vacuum collection container. The catcher assembly is easily connected between commercially available powered hedge trimmers and vacuum apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventors: Charles Laren, Brian Vangel
  • Publication number: 20030131477
    Abstract: A clippings catcher for connection to a powered hedge trimmer to catch trimmings severed from a plant, such as a hedge or bush, by the hedge trimmer. An elongated tubular housing parallel to and extending the length of the hedge trimmer blade assembly defines an air passage to deliver the trimmer cuttings to a powered vacuum collection container. The catcher assembly is easily connected between commercially available powered hedge trimmers and vacuum apparatuses. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract, which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Charles Laren, Brian Vangel
  • Patent number: 6588108
    Abstract: A hand held hair trimming device which when pulled through the hair cuts only a determined portion of the ends of hair strands while leaving adjacent hairs uncut. The device will cut a predetermined length off only the distal ends of the hair shafts each time it has the hair drawn through its serpentine channel. Angled encounter of the distal ends with the cutting blade is prevented by ridges and apertures encouraging such contact only at subtantially straight angles. The device may be held in either hand allowing the hair pass through in either direction by merely changing the rotational direction of the motor by moving the thumb switch. The blade section of the device may be adjustable for changing the amount of the determined length to be cut from the hair shafts or may be removable and replaceable with one of a plurality of differently configured blade assemblies thereby allowing for easy adjustment of the trimmed amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Victor C. Talavera
  • Publication number: 20030101591
    Abstract: A vacuum attachment mountable on a forward end of a hair grooming clipper includes a conduit body enclosing an internal air flow passage between inlet and outlet ends thereof such that flow of hair cuttings entrained in air can be drawn from front cutting blades of a cutting head mechanism of the clipper via the inlet end through the passage to an external hose coupled to the outlet end, and mounting wings integrally and externally formed on the conduit body and extending from opposite sides thereof such that the conduit body and mounting wings define a replacement cover that can substitute for and replace the original equipment cover removed from the forward end of the casing of the clipper in order to enclose the opening in the forward end of the casing of the clipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: R. Marlene Romani, Domenic A. Romani
  • Patent number: 6571478
    Abstract: A vacuum attachment mountable on a forward end of a hair grooming clipper includes a conduit body enclosing an internal air flow passage between inlet and outlet ends thereof such that flow of hair cuttings entrained in air can be drawn from front cutting blades of a cutting head mechanism of the clipper via the inlet end through the passage to an external hose coupled to the outlet end, and mounting wings integrally and externally formed on the conduit body and extending from opposite sides thereof such that the conduit body and mounting wings define a replacement cover that can substitute for and replace the original equipment cover removed from the forward end of the casing of the clipper in order to enclose the opening in the forward end of the casing of the clipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: M.D.C. Romani, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Marlene Romani, Domenick A. Romani
  • Publication number: 20030051348
    Abstract: A cutting blade (58) is secured to the lower end of a flexible drive shaft (18). Drive shaft (18) extends from the blade (58) upwardly through a tubular handle (12).The upper end of the drive shaft (18) is connected to the output of a drive motor (14). The cutting blade (58) is within a housing (10) having a bottom opening (64) and three lower side openings (72, 74, 76). A cutting blade (58) includes a pair of section vanes (104) which when the cutting blade 58) is rotating serve to pull air into the housing (10) through the lower sidewall openings (72, 74, 76). The moving air picks up the cuttings and moves them rearwardly into a cuttings bag (92) which is connected to and supported from a rear portion of the housing (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventor: Allen R. Furnish
  • Patent number: 6442842
    Abstract: A hair cutting device is connected to a vacuum source to draw hair into a cutting chamber and includes a mechanism for cutting which allows an operator to both position the cutting device and to activate the cutting mechanism with one hand. The cutting mechanism includes two blades and preferably at least one blade slidably moves against the other to cut hair. The cutting mechanism also maintains the blades in proper position and applies pressure to at least one of the blades to ensure the proper cutting of the hair. Preferably non-parallel cutting edges and the bowing of at least one of the blades act to provide an effective moving shear point between the blades. The cutting mechanism also allows for continued airflow through the cutting chamber regardless of the position of the blades during the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventors: Michael J. Parry, Ernest G. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20020108255
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a beard trimmer with an internal vacuum system that collects the hair clippings generated by the trimmer during grooming. The beard trimmer is comprised of two main mechanisms, a beard trimmer and a vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer with internal vacuum is comprised of an external body, which houses a motor, wiring, and a power source. Additionally, the beard trimmer casing also houses the vacuum powered suction unit. The beard trimmer also includes of a pair of reciprocating cutting blades and an electric motor that drives the blades. The vacuum powered suction unit includes an air intake, a filter unit, a hamster cage or turbine style impeller, a filter unit housing, and at least one external exhaust port. The suction unit is designed to capture the clippings created by the blades during grooming. The resultant trimmer allows an operator to trim facial hair while simultaneously collecting hair clippings created by the trimming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis P. Degregorio
  • Publication number: 20020073549
    Abstract: A hair clipping device including a housing defining a vacuum intake, a fan chamber and a vacuum passageway defining fluid communication between the vacuum intake and the fan chamber. A fan is rotatably disposed in the fan chamber and has an axis of rotation. The vacuum passageway has a first portion being generally parallel to the axis of rotation and is configured so that air is drawn into the intake in a first direction, and enters the fan chamber in a substantially opposite direction, and the vacuum passageway includes a second portion extending generally perpendicular to the first portion, the second portion being removable from the housing and configured as a clipping trap. The vacuum intake has at least one formation for deflecting clippings into the intake. A blade chassis is rotatably mounted to the housing to provide multiple cutting edges relative to a cutting location which is in operational proximity to the intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Publication number: 20020073552
    Abstract: A hair clipping device includes a housing, a blade chassis engageable upon the housing and having a bladeset including a stationary blade and at least one moving blade configured for reciprocal movement relative to the stationary blade. A comb assembly is configured for releasable attachment to the blade chassis and includes a comb base and a comb member. The comb member is selectively slidably adjustable relative to the comb base between a retracted position and an extended position. An adjustment mechanism is provided for selectively adjusting the comb member between the extended position and the retracted position, the adjustment mechanism having a handle and being configured so that movement of the handle will cause extension or retraction of the comb member relative to the comb base. In a hair clipping device, a housing encloses an apparatus for creating a vacuum, and has a vacuum inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Wahl Clipper Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward McCambridge, Jon Thomas Freas, Jason M. Long, Walter Francovich
  • Patent number: 6233831
    Abstract: A dust collector-equipped power cutter includes a prime mover, a cutter, a dust-sucking fan, and a belt-driven power transmission mechanism for transmitting rotation from the prime mover to the cutting disk and to the dust-sucking fan. The belt-driven power transmission mechanism is constructed such that the rotation of the prime mover is transmitted through a single belt to a cutter-driving pulley for the cutting disk and to a fan-driving pulley for the dust-sucking fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Kioritz Corporation
    Inventors: Giichi Iida, Hirofumi Yamami, Fujio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5960515
    Abstract: A hair cleaning device is generally to maintain a barber shop's place by vacuum clean the cut hair. The device will suck all cut hair into a bag through either a vent attached on the trimmer or a bib sleeved onto a person's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Li-Chou Lu
  • Patent number: 5924202
    Abstract: A variable vacuum attachment for a hair grooming clipper includes a body and a coupler connected to the body and having an end receiving an end of a hose connected to a vacuum source. The body is a suction head mounted on the hair grooming clipper and defining an air flow passage. A vacuum applied to the body through the coupler and hose will induce a hair cuttings-entrainable flow of air from the cutting head end of the clipper through the air flow passage of the body and therefrom through the coupler to the hose. The coupler has open opposite ends and an internal air flow channel extending therebetween. A vacuum relief mechanism on the coupler includes a vacuum relief port in an annular wall thereof intermediate between the open opposite ends of the channel for providing adjustable flow communication between the channel and the exterior of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: M.D.C. Romani, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Marlene Romani