For Hair On Head Patents (Class 34/96)
  • Patent number: 12004624
    Abstract: A hair dryer includes a main body, a handle, and a diffuser. The diffuser includes a diffusing case. The main body is provided such that a front end of an outer wall surrounds the gas outlet, a first coupling portion coupled with the diffuser is provided at the front end, and the diffusing case includes a second coupling portion coupled to the first coupling portion while surrounding a gas inlet hole defined at a rear side. The first coupling portion includes a wireless power transmitter to wirelessly supply power to the diffuser, and the second coupling portion includes a wireless power receiver to wirelessly receive the power from the wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungtae Kim, Hyunchul Kim, Yunhee Ku, Rayoung Park, Dongwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11944176
    Abstract: Modulation techniques designed to prolong battery life in a battery-powered hair dryer that utilizes infrared technology as part of the heating element. Modulation techniques can be used to extend battery run time without significant degradation and optimize end-of-life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SPUR CONCEPTS INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Goldman, Jonathan Friedman, Zachary Rattner
  • Patent number: 11937680
    Abstract: A concentrator and a hair dryer including a concentrator are provided. The concentrator may include an outer case forming an exterior of the concentrator and provided with first and second flow paths thereinside to enable gas discharged from a gas discharge of the hair dryer to flow and a flow path selector a position of which is variable within the outer case, the first flow path being provided between the flow path selector and the outer case, the second flow path being provided within the flow path selector. The concentrator may be configured to externally discharge the gas discharged from the gas discharge along either the first flow path or the second flow path depending on the position of the flow path selector. Accordingly, a user may select the first flow path or the second flow path for convenience while using a single concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunjoo Oh, Kwangwoon Ahn
  • Patent number: 11730246
    Abstract: Embodiments and technologies described herein generally relate to systems and methods for drying hair. In some embodiments, the drying can be accomplished without using a heat source. In some embodiments, the drying can be accomplished using a mechanical motion or mechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Noble Woo
  • Patent number: 11678777
    Abstract: A dryer includes a hollow casing having an open front, a fan configured to introduce air into the casing and blow the air, a heater configured to heat the air introduced into the casing, a discharge tube disposed at a downstream side of the fan to be thereby rotatable inside the casing, and having an air inlet formed at a rear and an air outlet formed at a front, a motor configured to generate power for driving the discharge tube, and having a rotation shaft, and a connector connected to the rotation shaft so as to enable the discharge tube to be rotated about a first axial line of the rotation shaft, and connected to the discharge tube so as to enable the discharge tube to be rotated about a second axial line forming a predetermined angle relative to the first axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsun Yoo, Jaehung Chun, Yousook Eun, Joogyeom Kim, Sungkyung Kim, Myongsun Kim
  • Patent number: 11545837
    Abstract: The present invention discloses wireless handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ningbo Haojia Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongbo Li
  • Patent number: 11517091
    Abstract: A hair dryer has a primary air flow path and a secondary air flow path. The primary air flow path is operable to dry hair using suction in a first mode of operation. The secondary air flow path is operable to blow dry hair in a second mode of operation. In the primary mode of operation, the motor and fan assembly of the secondary air flow path is operated in reverse to direct air towards hair that is being dried by suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11388973
    Abstract: A wireless blow dryer includes an air duct provided with an air outlet channel, a handle connected to the air duct, an energy storage assembly, a fan assembly including a motor arranged in the handle and a fan blade connected to the motor, a main control board electrically coupled to the energy storage assembly and the motor, and an air inlet channel and an air outlet channel communicating with each other. The air duct is provided with the air outlet channel. The energy storage assembly supplies power to the motor and the main control board. The main control board controls the motor to drive the fan blade to rotate, so as to cause airflow to enter the air inlet channel and exit the air duct through the air outlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CARKU TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yun Lei, Chuwei Liu, Yubin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11234565
    Abstract: A dryer includes a plurality of first electronic parts including a fan and a heater, a first battery to supply power to the first electronic parts, and a first controller to control power of the first battery. The first controller detects a charging ratio of the first battery, enters a first power saving mode if the charging ratio is a threshold charging ratio or less, and limits power supplied to at least one of the plurality of first electronic parts. A holder for holding the dryer includes a plurality of second electronic parts including a plurality of contact terminals, a second battery to supply power to the second electronic parts, and a second controller to detect a charging ratio of the second battery and enter a second power saving mode to limit power supplied to at least one of the plurality of second electronic parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsun Yoo, Jaehung Chun, Yousook Eun, Joogyeom Kim, Sungkyung Kim, Myongsun Kim
  • Patent number: 11122878
    Abstract: A hair drying device is provided. The hair drying device includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a power component, a heating element coupled to the power component, an audio component configured to receive audio input and convert the audio input into audio data, a controller in communication with the heating element and the audio component, and a memory configured to store instructions executable by the controller. The instructions, when executed by the controller, are operable to receive the audio data from the audio component, determine that the audio data corresponds to a style setting, and adjust the energy provided by the power component to increase or decrease the heat emitted by the heating element based on the style setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FAROUK SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Farouk M. Shami
  • Patent number: 11026491
    Abstract: A hair dryer, including: a housing provided with an air intake and an air outlet, and having an air passage communicating the air intake with the air outlet; a fan installed in the air passage for discharging air from the air intake to the air outlet; and a water particle generator installed in the housing for providing water particles in a direction towards the air outlet; where an installing cavity for installing the water particle generator is provided in the housing, the installing cavity has a cold air passage connected to the air intake and a particle outlet for releasing the water particles, and when in operation of the hair dryer, cold air flowing through the cold air passage that carries the water particles generated by the water particle generator is blown out of the particle outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Leshow Electronic Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Lted.
    Inventor: Zhaoxian Xiao
  • Patent number: 10543607
    Abstract: A handheld personal care device according to the present disclosure includes: an operation switch configured to change a treatment operation of an operation unit; a sensor electrode configured to cause a change in capacitance depending on whether or not the grip unit is grasped; and a control device electrically connected to the operation switch and the sensor electrode and configured to control the treatment operation of the operation unit. The control device includes: a grasp detector configured to detect that the grip unit is grasped based on a change in capacitance of the sensor electrode; and a change permission part configured to permit the operation switch to change the treatment operation of the operation unit when the change permission part receives, from the grasp detector, grasp information indicating that the grip unit is grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Takechi, Shinji Nishimura, Takafumi Ohba, Atsushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10368969
    Abstract: A hand-held device is disclosed which includes an elongated body having a first end, a second end, an exterior surface and a circumference. The elongated body has a cavity formed therein, and at least a portion of the exterior surface creates an ergonomically shaped handle. The hand-held device also includes a tool attached to the first end and an activation mechanism which extends completely around the circumference. The activation mechanism has an outer surface which cooperates with the exterior surface of the elongated body, and the activation mechanism is capable of turning the toll on and off. The hand-held device further includes an electrical circuit positioned within the cavity which connects the activation mechanism to the tool. Lastly, the hand-held device includes a power source for providing power to the electrical circuit when the activation mechanism is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: XLR8 Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Rieck A. Beiersdorf, Tammy J. Balzar, Jennifer A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 10117491
    Abstract: A hand held appliance, such as a hairdryer, includes at least one fluid inlet for admitting fluid into the appliance, at least one fluid outlet for emitting fluid from the appliance, at least one fluid flow path extending through the appliance, a heater, and a fluid chamber at least partially defined by an external wall of the appliance, the chamber being configured to provide a thermally insulating barrier between the heater and the external wall. The fluid flow path comprises two parallel sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 10016040
    Abstract: A hand held appliance, such as a hairdryer, includes a body, a duct, a fluid flow path extending through the duct from a first fluid inlet of the appliance to a first fluid outlet of the appliance. A primary fluid flow path extends from a second fluid inlet through which a primary fluid flow enters the appliance to a second fluid outlet. A fan unit is located in the primary fluid flow path for drawing fluid through the second fluid inlet. A filter is located in the primary fluid flow path. Fluid is drawn through the fluid flow path by fluid emitted from the second fluid outlet. A heater is provided in the body and extends at least partially along and around the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 10010150
    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: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Edward Shelton, Thomas James Dunning Follows, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 9826812
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for drying wefted hair. Systems can include an enclosure for drying wefted hair by removing moisture from the wefted hair. The wefted hair can be hung on racks having a plurality of tines. The wefted hair can be placed on trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jody Abram Williams Sterling
  • Patent number: 9808067
    Abstract: An attachment for a handheld appliance, the attachment having a first end for connection to the appliance and a second end, a first wall extending from the first end towards the second end and defining a fluid flow path through the attachment, a second wall extending from the second end towards the first end about the first wall and defining a second fluid flow path extending between the first wall and the second wall. The first end of the appliance may be substantially circular. The fluid flow path may have a fluid inlet that may be annular at the first end. The fluid inlet may be defined by the first wall and an inner wall extending around and at least partially along the first wall. The inner wall may be substantially equidistant from the first wall around the fluid inlet. A hair care appliance comprises such as attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Catriona Ann Crawley Sutter, Stephen Farrar Smith, Edward Sebert Maurice Shelton, Patrick Joseph William Moloney
  • Patent number: 9808065
    Abstract: A hair care appliance including a body, and a handle having a first end in fluid communication with the body and a second end comprising a primary fluid inlet into the appliance wherein the primary fluid inlet includes a first aperture extending at least partially around the handle and a second aperture extending through the second end of the handle. The handle can include an end wall that is substantially orthogonal to the handle at the second end with the second aperture extending through the end wall. The first aperture may be adjacent the second end. The handle may include a fan unit for drawing fluid into the primary fluid inlet upstream of the primary fluid inlet. The first aperture may include a plurality of apertures extending at least partially around and along the handle. The second aperture may include a plurality of apertures extending through the handle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Edward Sebert Maurice Shelton, Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 9675157
    Abstract: A hand held appliance, such as a hairdryer, includes a body, a fluid flow path extending through the body in an axial direction from a first fluid inlet through which a first fluid flow enters the appliance to a first fluid outlet for emitting the first fluid flow from the appliance, a primary fluid flow path extending from a second fluid inlet through which a primary fluid flow enters the appliance to a second fluid outlet, a section of the primary fluid flow path extending through the body in the axial direction and surrounding the fluid flow path, and a heater located within the section of the primary fluid flow path for heating fluid passing through the primary fluid flow path, and wherein the heater has a length extending in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Edward Shelton, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 9653889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ionizer mounted to an air outlet of an air conditioner, and includes an ion generating unit for generating ions, and an ion visualizing unit mounted to an air outlet of an air conditioner for notifying whether the ion generating unit generates the ions or not, the ion visualizing unit having the ion generating unit mounted thereto, thereby permitting a user to notice whether the ionizer is mounted or not easily, and to express whether ions are generated or not and intensity of the ion generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bong Jo Sung, Jae Soo Jang, Kyung Soo Yoon, Il Na Son, Jung Geun Oh
  • Patent number: 9554634
    Abstract: An airflow concentrator for electric hairdryer includes a airflow divider connected with the electric hairdryer, an airflow generated by the electric hairdryer is divided and deflected in the airflow divider, and then flowed out of the airflow divider, two connecters connected with the airflow divider respectively, and two airflow nozzles connected with the two connecters respectively, wherein the airflow flowed out from the airflow divider is deflected in the airflow nozzles, and then flowed out of the airflow nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Han Hian Yoe
  • Patent number: 9498039
    Abstract: A heating blower such as a hair dryer includes a generator and a controller both disposed in a housing in which a blowing path is formed. The generator includes at least one of an ion generator for generating an ion, an acid component generator for generating an acid component, and a charged particulate liquid for generating a charged particulate liquid. The controller controls an amount of the component generated by the generator. The controller further performs control such that the amount of the component decreases after a lapse of predetermined time or with a lapse of time from an operation start of the generator. The foregoing structure allows supplying hair with the component in an amount adequate to a dry state of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Mitsue Wakabayashi, Mayuka Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 9364765
    Abstract: A toy assembly includes an air blower than can blow air and particles such as glitter. In one embodiment, the toy assembly includes a doll and an air blower that can blow air and glitter particles as well as change the color of the hair of the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Erika Kane, Eric Lau, Melissa Ozuna, Catherine Wong
  • Patent number: 9282799
    Abstract: A hairdryer includes a handle; a body comprising a fluid outlet and a primary fluid outlet; a fan unit for generating fluid flow through the hairdryer, the hairdryer comprising a fluid flow path extending from a fluid inlet through which a fluid flow enters the hairdryer to the fluid outlet, and a primary fluid flow path extending from a primary fluid inlet to the primary fluid outlet; a heater for heating the primary fluid flow drawn through the primary fluid inlet; and a nozzle attachable to the body, the nozzle comprising a nozzle fluid inlet for receiving the primary fluid flow from the primary fluid outlet, and a nozzle fluid outlet for emitting the primary fluid flow, and wherein the nozzle is configured to inhibit the emission of the fluid flow from the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Edward Shelton, Thomas James Dunning Follows, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 9220381
    Abstract: To provide a hand dryer that is capable of reducing the amount of noise without reducing the drying performance, and is capable of preventing foreign substances from entering from an air outlet thereof. A hand dryer is configured to blow water off hands with airflow emitted from nozzles. The hand dryer includes a hand insertion section that is open toward the outside, and the nozzles disposed on wall surfaces of the hand insertion section. A nozzle hole at the distal end of each of the nozzles is a wave-shaped slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Fumikazu Matsuura, Hitoshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20150096186
    Abstract: A garment intended to be worn on the head of a user which includes a pliable sheet shaped member having a 1st generally planar side and a 2nd generally planar side. The garment includes an elongated elastic band disposed in an arc shaped array on one of the generally planar sides and secured to the pliable sheet shaped member along substantially all of the axial extent of the elastic band, the array of the elongated elastic band being dimensioned and configured to reach around the head of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Juan McRae
  • Publication number: 20150026993
    Abstract: An attachment for a handheld appliance, the attachment having a first end for connection to the appliance and a second end, a first wall extending from the first end towards the second end and defining a fluid flow path through the attachment, a second wall extending from the second end towards the first end about the first wall and defining a second fluid flow path extending between the first wall and the second wall. The first end of the appliance may be substantially circular. The fluid flow path may have a fluid inlet that may be annular at the first end. The fluid inlet may be defined by the first wall and an inner wall extending around and at least partially along the first wall. The inner wall may be substantially equidistant from the first wall around the fluid inlet. A hair care appliance comprises such as attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Catriona Ann Crawley SUTTER, Stephen Farrar SMITH, Edward Sebert Maurice SHELTON, Patrick Joseph William MOLONEY
  • Patent number: 8942550
    Abstract: A kit for supporting and multi-directionally aiming a heat source. The kit includes a heat air gun, a tripod, and an extension arm. The tripod and/or the extension arm support(s) the heat air gun so as to allow the heat air gun to be supported while having multi-directional aiming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Milton Carter
  • Publication number: 20150007442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair care appliance comprising a body having a duct which may at least partially define a fluid flow path through the body, an outer wall extending about the duct and a side wall extending between the duct and the outer wall, wherein a control switch is provided on the side wall and wherein the outer wall, side wall and the duct are all external walls of the appliance. The body has an inlet end and an outlet end and the side wall is at the inlet end. The side wall may at least partially define a fluid inlet into the fluid flow path. The duct may be recessed within the outer wall at the inlet end. A handle may be provided and may have a second control switch which may be located on the handle adjacent to the inlet end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Peter David GAMMACK, Thomas James Dunning FOLLOWS, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Leigh Michael RYAN
  • Publication number: 20150007443
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair care appliance comprising a body comprising an outer wall, and a handle comprising an outer wall and a wall disposed within the outer wall wherein, the outer wall of the body and the wall of the handle are formed as a single unit. The outer wall may extend about the wall and partially along the wall. The wall may comprise an access aperture and a hatch for closing the access aperture which the outer wall may extend over. The outer wall may extend about the wall for substantially the whole length of the wall. The handle may comprise a primary fluid inlet disposed at and/or near the distal end of the handle from the body which may comprise at least one aperture extending around and along the outer wall. Also disclosed is a hand held appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Peter David GAMMACK, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Patrick Joseph William MOLONEY, Edward Sebert Maurice SHELTON, Leigh Michael RYAN, Christopher William HEDGES
  • Publication number: 20150007444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair care appliance comprising a handle, the handle comprising a wall and an outer wall wherein the wall defines a primary fluid flow path that extends from a primary fluid inlet into the appliance and the outer wall is an external surface of the appliance. The outer wall may extend substantially continuously around and along the wall. An insulating layer may be provided between the wall and the outer wall, the insulating layer is may be substantially continuous around and along the wall and may mitigate one or more of noise, vibration and heat produced by the appliance. The handle may include a fan unit for drawing fluid into the primary fluid inlet and along the primary fluid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph William MOLONEY, Edward Sebert Maurice SHELTON, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Daniel Martin TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8904663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand hair dryer (1), comprising an electric fan (2) and an in-series electric heating device (3), for the generation of an air stream (4) out of a tube section (5), whereby the fan (2) is arranged in a housing section (6) and the heating device (3) arranged in the tube section (6). An operating element (7), with a first handle grip (8), is arranged on the housing section (6) at approximately 90 degrees to the tube section (5). The tube section (5) is embodied as a second handle grip (9), thus providing ergonomic advantages on operating the hand hair dryer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Klaus Worgull, Robert Kuechler
  • 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: 8873940
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a motor-driven impeller for creating an air flow, a casing including an interior passage for receiving the air flow, and a plurality of air outlets for emitting the air flow from the casing. The casing defines and extends about an opening through which air from outside the casing is drawn by the air flow emitted from the air outlets. The fan assembly also includes at least one heater for heating at least a first portion of the air flow, and means for diverting at least a second portion of the air flow away from said at least one heater. The plurality of outlets includes at least one first air outlet for emitting the relatively hot first portion of the air flow and at least one second air outlet for emitting the relatively cold second portion of the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: John David Wallace, Chang Hin Choong
  • 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: 8813384
    Abstract: A hair dryer is provided having a handle that may both be pivoted toward the dryer housing, and rotated with respect to the dryer housing so that the dryer may easily be operated in either a handle-held or nozzle-held mode. The hair dryer includes a dual axis joint assembly connecting the handle to the dryer housing that allows the handle to be rotated around its longitudinal axis before or during the time it is pivoted toward the dryer housing so that the control switch remains exposed and operable by a user when the handle is pivotally folded against the dryer body in preparation for nozzle-held operation. The dual axis joint assembly may include an eccentric mechanism that converts pivoting movement of the handle toward and away from said housing into rotational movement of said handle so that the handle turns 90° when pivotally folded against the dryer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Paradigm Style, LLC.
    Inventors: Carroll B. Correll, Jr., Henry J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 8732976
    Abstract: The invention provides, in some aspects, apparatus and methods for a rotating airflow directing attachment for a barrel of a hair dryer. The attachment includes a tubular adapter (or “attachment body”) having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, wherein the inlet opening is adapted to be removably coupled to the barrel of the hair dryer. A blade is rotatably coupled to the tubular adapter, and a nozzle is disposed adjacent to the outlet opening of the tubular adapter and adapted to rotate with the blade. The nozzle has an opening disposed at an acute angle relative to the outlet opening of the tubular adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyusang Han, Kyoung Hak Lee, Won Seok Oh
  • 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: 8684276
    Abstract: Provided is a portable heating device comprising a combustion-powered heater, a regulator, and an oxygen depletion sensor. The combustion-powered heater may be supplied by an associated fuel source and may comprise a combustion region comprising a catalytic surface. The regulator may be adapted for fluid communication with the associated fuel source. The oxygen depletion sensor may comprise a burner and a temperature detector. The burner may be in fluid communication with the regulator and may be adapted to combust fuel form the regulator with air to produce a flame. The temperature detector may be adapted to detect the temperature of the flame and may be adapted to selectively render the combustion-powered heater non-functional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Enerco Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian S. Vandrak
  • Publication number: 20140068959
    Abstract: A housing has upper and lower walls. The upper wall has fixed and movable sections. The housing has a fixed end wail and a movable end wall. The housing has side walls. The side walls couple the fixed end wall, the fixed section of the upper wall, and a portion of the lower wall. A first hinge couples the movable end wall with the lower wall remote from the fixed end wall. A second hinge couples the movable end wall and the movable section of the upper wall. A baffle is provided parallel with and spaced from the fixed end wall. The baffle forms first and second zones. The first end zone is provided between the baffle and fixed end wall. The second end zone is provided between the baffle and the side of the baffle remote from the fixed end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: YONG TOK KIM
  • Patent number: 8627578
    Abstract: A hooded dryer accessory system having a panel with a first end and a second end, the panel is generally flexible, the panel is arc shaped wherein a top edge has an arc length greater than that of a bottom edge, a first half connecting means on the first end of the panel and a second half connecting means on the second end of the panel, wherein the first half connecting means temporarily engages the second half connecting means, and a padding component on a back surface of the panel along all or a portion of the bottom edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Amie L. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8585397
    Abstract: A hot air generator comprising a handle (12), an elongated nozzle (14), flame generating means (6), a venturi (4), a gas conduit (162) intended to bring a combustible gas into the elongated nozzle (14) and at the flame generating means (6), an air conduit (164) intended for bringing compressed air into the elongated nozzle (14) and downstream from the venturi; characterized in that the generator further comprises a servocontrolled pressure regulator (2) controlling a gas pressure (Pd.g) in the gas conduit (162) depending on an air pressure (Pd.a) in the air conduit (164).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Guilbert Express
    Inventors: Yves Guillou, Christophe Le Drappier
  • Patent number: 8578623
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a hair dryer attachment for accelerating hair drying time. The hair dryer attachment includes a housing and multiple flexible conduits. The housing may include an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface may define an interior volume having a size sufficient to cover a substantial portion of a person's head. The interior surface and the exterior surface may define multiple passages. The multiple flexible conduits may each include an inlet and an exit. The inlet of each of the conduits may be in fluid communication with one or more of the multiple passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SheTiny, LLC
    Inventors: Shekinah Anderson, Tamika Harris
  • Patent number: 8490633
    Abstract: A forced air hair curler kit for forming multiple individual curls, the kit including a housing which houses a motor, a fan, and a pair of heating elements therein, two different types of support bodies that attach to a housing front end, and two versions of attachment members each of which fit onto a different one of the support body types, the attachment members having alternating rows of air outlet holes through which heated airflow exits and rows of cone-shaped protrusions used to removably secure an amount of a user's hair to the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Nona J. Kennedy, Amy Morin
  • Patent number: 8480724
    Abstract: An assembly for preventing and treating moisture-based skin dermatitis includes an air flow conditioning module positioned in the output air flow in the output air flow chamber for increasing or decreasing the temperature of the generated air flow as received from the fan responsive to a received control signal, a temperature sensor positioned in the output air flow at the nozzle for sensing a current temperature of the output air flow as conditioned by the air flow conditioning module, an air flow conditioning control module is coupled to the air flow conditioning module and the temperature sensor and is configured for generating the control signal, and air flow conditioning control module that has a defined maximum temperature of the output airflow and is adapted for receiving the sensed current temperature from the temperature sensor, comparing the current temperature to the defined maximum temperature, and generating the control signal to provide the generated air flow at the nozzle does not exceed the de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Deborah C Bly
  • Publication number: 20130160316
    Abstract: A hair drying device including a tube with selectably adjustable apertures. There is a remote and portable blower, wherein the hand piece does not include any logical control circuits. There is a sleeve slidably coupled to a tube wherein apertures of the sleeve and tube align to provide a plurality of aperture configurations when the sleeve is rotated relative to the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Hadden
  • Patent number: 8434238
    Abstract: A hair dryer. The hair dryer includes a housing having a nozzle portion terminating at a drying end. The housing defines a cavity. The hair dryer further includes at least one light source coupled to the housing and positioned to direct light towards a work area proximate the drying end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Andis Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gross, Yiu Kwong Wan, Thomas C. Maddocks
  • Patent number: 8307948
    Abstract: A silencer device for a hair dryer comprises a container structure (2) exhibiting a plurality of inlet openings (8), an outlet opening (9) and a conduit (10) connecting the inlet (8) and outlet (9) openings to one another and further comprising a ring (14) made of sound-absorbent material, inserted in the conduit (10) such as to interfere with a flow of air between the inlet openings (8) and the outlet (9) opening in such a way as to at least partly attenuate sound vibrations associated to the air flow. The inlet openings (8) are made on a lateral wall (6) of the container structure (2) and face the axis (X) such as to define an air flow along a first transversal direction to the axis (X) such as to define a flow of air along a first transversal direction to the axis (X), and deviating means (12) arranged in the conduit (10) impress an axial deviation along the axis (X) on the air flow coming from the inlet openings (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Parlux S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Parodi
  • Patent number: 8272142
    Abstract: A hair dryer includes a body having an air inlet and an air outlet, a fan for generating air flow from the air inlet to the air outlet, a heater for heating the air flow, and an attachment secured to the body and in communication with the air outlet to receive the air flow. A plurality of openings through which the air flow blows is formed in a concave surface which is sized and shaped for receiving a convex-shaped hair brush. The body includes a base portion adapted to support the hair dryer in a vertical orientation on a horizontal support surface so that the dryer can be utilized with hands free operation. The body also includes a grip portion between the base portion and the attachment that forms a cylindrically-shaped hand grip. Vertical central axes of the attachment, the grip portion, and the base portion are coaxial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vexpro, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hall