For Hair On Head Patents (Class 34/96)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8256132
    Abstract: A silent hair dryer and a silencer for a hair dryer includes at least one casing with an inlet end and an outlet end and enclosing at least one turbine sucking in air via at least one admission orifice upstream of the turbine and expelling it downstream via at least one outlet orifice. The silent hair dryer includes at least one chamber upstream of the admission orifice and an inlet orifice for aspiration of air upstream of the chamber; the diameter of the chamber being greater than the diameter of the admission orifice and the diameter of the inlet orifice, the length and the diameter of the chamber being of such a size so as to define a volume turned as a function of the sound frequencies to be attenuated by the silencer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Velecta Paramount
    Inventors: Christophe Gaillard, Michel Guillosson, Roland Quessard
  • Patent number: 8230615
    Abstract: A combined hair dryer and hair dryer drape includes a hair dryer which has a semi-spherical dome provided with a cavity for receiving a user head therein during hair drying procedures. The hair dryer drape includes a plurality of sleeves contiguously and respectively formed along an entire perimeter of the hair dryer drape. The drape further includes a plurality of L-shaped spools situated at opposed corners of the hair dryer drape and partially extending along the corresponding sleeves. The drape further includes a plurality of hair dryer drape extensions wound about the corresponding spools and housed within the sleeves respectively. The hair dryer drape is made from water impermeable top and bottom layers pinched together along respective outer edges thereof and a plurality of insulating layers contiguously intercalated between the top and bottom layers for defining a core section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Norma Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20120167406
    Abstract: Hand-held hair dryer having a housing provided with air inlet, an electric fan, and power supply. The hair dryer is provided with an upper air outlet and a lower air outlet extending substantially in opposite directions out from the housing and provided with heating element. The lower air outlet also serves as a grip. The housing is provided with a throttle arranged pivotably about a pivot. The throttle is operated by a button between a first position where the upper air outlet is blocked and the lower air outlet is open to air flow, and a second position where the air flows in a direction opposite of the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: DUAL AIR AS
    Inventors: Vigdis M.P. Marthinsen, Siv Elise Aasebo
  • Patent number: 8209877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair straightening device to be placed on an air blower, comprising a first straightening element and a second straightening element positioned on either side of an air diffuser (9), each of the two elements comprising an outer comb (1) and an inner comb (2), removably attached so as to allow a sliding movement of one relative to the other, said sliding movement of the two outer (1) or inner (2) combs allowing to grip the hair and to stretch it above the air diffuser (9), the teeth of the outer combs (1) being formed by a succession of arches (3) whose holes define two tunnels (4) that make space for the inner combs (2) in such a way as to allow an arrangement of said inner combs (2) beneath said outer combs (1) within said tunnels (4) and to allow said sliding movement of the inner combs (2) relative to the outer combs (1) in order to displace the teeth (5) of said inner combs (2) relative to the planes formed by the arches (3) of the outer combs (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Faco S.A.
    Inventor: Olivier Smal
  • Patent number: 8151481
    Abstract: A universal hair dryer holder includes a base including suction mechanism for releasably attaching the base to a generally flat surface and an adjustable arm extending from the base. The holder also includes a cradle for holding a hair dryer at an end of the arm opposite the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Licensing Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles B. Perez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8146264
    Abstract: A cordless hair dryer device comprising an ergonomically shaped handle, air cone, rechargeable lithium-type battery pack that releasably attaches to a battery mount on the back of the hair dryer, temperature controls, blower speed controls, DC motor, heater and battery pack charger. The handle is ergonomically designed for balance and comprises the heat and blower controls for convenient access and use. The heater comprises a tourmaline impregnated ceramic heater. Intake air flows over the tourmaline/ceramic heater producing negative ions so the hair does not become statically charged during the drying process. The air intake at the back of the hair dryer includes a removable filter to catch errant fibers and hair before they flow into the blower/heater area. The motor and tourmaline impregnated ceramic heater are mounted close to the battery pack in a manner that provides easier control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Stefano, Daphne S. Parker
  • Patent number: 8132572
    Abstract: A permanent wave treatment apparatus comprises: a housing 3; a blower 1 which is installed within the housing to suck air and blow air; a steam separator 2 which is provided on the blower to remove water content from air sucked by suction force of the blower; an outlet hole formed in the housing through which air is spouted from the blower; hoods F mounted on the housing such that they are capable of being opened/closed freely; a plurality of rods R on which the hair of an object person is to be wound and in which air vent holes are formed; tubes 4 connected to the rods so as to keep the interior of the rods in a negative pressure by the suction force of the blower; and extraction member 5 which holds a plurality of the tubes such that they are capable of being extracted freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Takara Belmont Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kawabata, Koji Okamoto, Takashi Hoshina, Ryuhei Nagata, Yasuaki Nakatani, Terumi Shibano, Tomoaki Takada, Ryouji Kitamura, Toshiki Yajima, Daisuke Mouri, Kazuya Yamanaka, Ichiro Yamamoto, Shinji Katsura
  • 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: 20110277335
    Abstract: A hair dryer system includes a hair dryer connectable to a power source and having a power connection, an attachment that is connectable to the power connection and is supplied power from the power source by the power connection. When the hair dryer is connected to the attachment by the power connection, the hair dryer and attachment consume a predetermined amount of power. When the hair dryer is disconnected from the attachment, the hair dryer consumes less power than the predetermined amount of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Barry V. Prehodka
  • Patent number: 8028437
    Abstract: A hair dryer and vacuum device includes a housing having a nozzle, a handle, and a body portion situated between the handle and nozzle, the nozzle including a first channel extending from the body portion to an outlet port and a second channel extending from the body portion to an inlet port. A heating coil is mounted in the body portion for heating air and a dryer fan is positioned adjacent the heating coil that is configured to blow the heated air through the outlet port when energized. A vacuum fan is mounted in the second channel and configured to draw air into the second channel through the inlet port when energized. The device includes a collection chamber situated between the vacuum fan and the body portion and in communication with the second channel such that fallen hair is collected therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Pauline Brown-Carter
  • Publication number: 20110203128
    Abstract: Electrical hair dryer with noise reducer and noise reducer, of a groundbreaking electrical hair dryer (9) model with a noise reducer element (1) which can be incorporated to a hair dryer (9), or usually, be used as fitting element, being properly attached to the equipment (9) back side of the air entrance (18), being the said hair dryer (9) especially designed to bring more acoustic comfort for the user, reducing the motor and turbine assembly emitted noise, being the said noise reducer made of phono absorbent material and provides physical structure which allows sound waves breaking, substantially reducing the hair dryer (9) noise produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Oscar Jose Rodrigues
  • Publication number: 20110162528
    Abstract: A reduced water mist generating device (1) is provided with a water acquiring section (3) that acquires water for generating reduced water, a reduced water generating unit (U) that generates the reduced water from the acquired water, a reduced water atomizing section (6) that atomizes the generated reduced water, and a spraying section (7) that sprays the atomized water. With such a configuration, the reduced water can be generated from water, drifted in the form of a mist in a space, and caused to arrive at an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Junpei Ohe, Yukiko Mishima, Hiroshi Suda, Yukiyasu Asano, Yasuhiro Komura, Yoshinori Sainomoto
  • Patent number: 7946056
    Abstract: A portable self-contained hair drying helmet is taught that has thermal storage, desiccants, a phase change material, and thin lithium ion polymer batteries to allow one to dry their hair while walking around and performing personal and household duties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Kroll Family Trust
    Inventors: Mollie B. Kroll, Mark W. Kroll
  • Publication number: 20110088275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1), having a handle (3), a application head (4) which can be connected to the handle (3) and has a hair treatment device (5), particularly a bristle and/or a tooth field, and having an ion discharging device (9) with at least one ion outlet (11) for discharging ions onto the hair. According to the invention, the hair care device (1) is characterized in that the application head (4) and/or a part of the housing surrounding the ion outlet (11) has at least one grounding surface for dissipating/limiting electrical charges. Advantageously, the ions are discharged exclusively from the back (8) of the device facing away from the hair treatment device (5), while the grounding surface can be provided on the application head (4) on the front side of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Klöppel-Riech, Timo Hasenpflug
  • Patent number: 7926198
    Abstract: A handheld dryer having low power consumption is provided. A fan operates to cause air to be drawn into the housing of the dryer, creating an airstream of substantial velocity that is forced through a heater assembly. The heater assembly includes two Peltier thermoelectric modules in thermal communication with a plurality of heat sinks. The airstream generated by the fan passes through the heat sinks to remove the heat therefrom, and is, in turn, heated. The passage of the airstream through the dryer housing results in each thermoelectric module operating at essentially a zero temperature differential between its hot and cold face. Resultantly, hot air is discharged from the handheld dryer, which can be used to dry hair or other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Pet Projects
    Inventor: Thomas Merritt
  • Patent number: 7913416
    Abstract: A portable hair dryer optimally having a dual heating source. In a first embodiment, the heating source is gas utilizing a gas cartridge. In a second embodiment, the heating source is electricity utilizing a battery. In a third embodiment, the heating source is either gas, electricity, or both utilizing both a gas cartridge and a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Scieri