Hair Washing Machine Or Device Or Accessory Patents (Class 4/515)
  • Patent number: 10159323
    Abstract: A two way spray system for shampooing and rinsing hair by saturating the entire head at once, or a section at a time with a redesigned spray handle with two control levers, and a adjustable basin spray. Inside the spray handle are three canals, a diverter canal situated between a intake canal and a outlet canal. The spray handle has a top lever that opens the intake canal sending water through the front nozzle, and a bottom lever that opens the diverter canal sending water into the outlet canal then to the basin spray in the shampoo basin. When operating both levers at once the entire head is saturated without the client having to lift or move their head. And while rinsing the back of the head the basin sprays adjustability for various length hair, children, and adults prevents water from running down their back wetting their cloths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jannell Mishawne Dinkins
  • Patent number: 9027175
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic head care system and an automatic hair washing system for caring a person's head in a safe and effective manner without applying a straining force on the person's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soichiro Fujioka, Osamu Mizuno, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150107016
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic head care device that can reliably care a person's rear head. The automatic head care device includes a rear-head care unit, the rear-head care unit including contact units, each unit having a rotation gear rotating a plurality of contacts around a central axis of the rotation gear, a third arm rotatably holding the contact units, a cylindrical rack held between the contact units to be movable in an axial direction of the cylindrical rack, the cylindrical rack moving in the axial direction to rotate the rotation gears in opposite directions, and a motor for oscillating the contacts of the contact units by moving the cylindrical rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura, Toshinori Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140373266
    Abstract: An automatic head care system capable of reliably caring, such as kneading and washing, or massaging, an entire occipital region with the occipital region securely supported is realized. By a method using an automatic head care system including an occipital region care unit having an occipital region contact unit and a pair of care arms having head contact units, when the care arms care a head except for an occipital region, the occipital region contact unit of the occipital region care unit supports the occipital region, and when the occipital region care unit cares the occipital region, the head contact units of the care arms support the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Soichiro Fujioka, Osamu Mizuno, Toshinori Hirose, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140373265
    Abstract: A person's head is safely and reliably arranged in a proper position inside a bowl of an automatic head care system. In the case where a person's head is supported by a head support and accommodated inside a bowl and then where a pair of arms swing in a forward and rearward direction of the head and rotate in a direction of approaching to or separating away from the head to care the head with a plurality of contacts provided at the arms, an angular position of the swinging of at least one of the arms is controlled so that the arms are arranged in a substantially horizontal direction and then, when a pushing force of the contacts detected by a pressure sensor in the arms arranged in the substantially horizontal direction has reached a first pressure, it is confirmed that the head has been inserted into the bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Soichiro Fujioka, Osamu Mizuno, Toshinori Hirose, Tohru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8839467
    Abstract: A standalone hair washing sink includes a body coupled to a ground surface of a building and extending upwardly from the ground surface. The body defines a water channel extending between an upper portion of the body and a lower portion of the body at the ground surface and the water channel is in fluid communication with a drain at the ground surface and is sized to accommodate and provide access to long hair during a hair-washing process. An opening extends upwardly from the lower portion of the body toward the upper portion of the body and exposes a lower portion of the water channel. A receiving area at the upper portion of the body is shaped to comfortably receive and support a head or neck of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Janene Sclafani
  • Publication number: 20140238429
    Abstract: An automatic head care device includes independently rotated first rotational driving shaft and second rotational driving shaft, a first link having one end fixed to the first rotational driving shaft, a second link having one end rotatably connected to another end of the first link, a third link having one end fixed to the second rotational driving shaft, a fourth link having one end rotatably connected to another end of the third link, a working shaft rotatably connecting another end of the second link to another end of the fourth link, a working body caring the person's head, the working body being rotatably supported by the working shaft, and a control unit controlling rotation of the first rotational driving shaft and the second rotational driving shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Tohru Nakamura, Soichiro Fujioka, Toshinori Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140013501
    Abstract: A personal care implement is disclosed having a flexible, apertured plastic shell and a resilient polymeric mesh sponge material held inside and in pressing engagement within the shell. In use, a sufficient quantity of a suitable liquid cleansing composition is introduced inside the implement. The implement produces copious quantities of lather foam and cleansing with sensory properties of a conventional toilet bar but with none of its disadvantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: EVAN CHARLES MURPHY, LIAM ANTHONY PETER MURRAY, STUART HARVEY LEE, HEATHER FRITZSCHE, JOCHEN RAINER SCHAEPERS
  • Patent number: 8087595
    Abstract: A combination rinse pitcher, particularly for rinsing shampoo from the head of a child during “bath time.” A main container body is made of relatively rigid material, and has a bottom and a plurality of main body sidewalls. A lip element is attached to the main container body and defines a rim of the rinse pitcher. The lip element is made of a relatively soft material which is sufficiently flexible such that at least a first portion of the rim can conform to the shape of the child's forehead. The first portion of the rim can be pressed against the child's forehead forming a seal to prevent poured water from flowing down the forehead of the child. A second one of the lip element sidewalls has apertures through which water can be poured to provide a shower-like flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: BRICA, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence O. Freese
  • Patent number: 7810179
    Abstract: In a scalp washing device a droplet preventing plate is provided positioned between a user's scalp and face, a nozzle having a single discharge port which discharges hot water to the scalp side of the droplet preventing plate is disposed, and hot water discharged from the discharge port of the nozzle is dispersed along the droplet preventing plate so as to be supplied to the user's scalp. For this reason, the flow rate of the hot water is reduced during the dispersion along the droplet preventing plate, and at the time when the hot water is separated from the edge of the droplet preventing plate and is supplied to the user's scalp, the hot water is supplied slowly to the entire scalp, and droplets are not generated. Even if a small gap is generated between the droplet preventing plate and the user's face, the droplets do not leak to the user's face, wetting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Thales Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 7530961
    Abstract: A hinged hair washing helmet with a plurality of interior water jets emanating from an interior liquid canal, the canal also joining inlet valves with flexible inlet hoses for shampoo and conditioner. Fingers contacting a user's head provide powered massage. Power is provided by standard outlet A/C voltage or batteries. Message is adjustable for intensity. A timer control is also provided for controlling time of functions and a neck pad is adjustable for best fit of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Janice A. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20080244823
    Abstract: In a scalp washing device of the present invention, a droplet preventing plate is provided positioned between a user's scalp and face, a nozzle having a single discharge port which discharges hot water to the scalp side of the droplet preventing plate is disposed, and hot water discharged from the discharge port of the nozzle is dispersed along the droplet preventing plate so as to be supplied to the user's scalp. For this reason, the flow rate of the hot water is reduced during the dispersion along the droplet preventing plate, and at the time when the hot water is separated from the edge of the droplet preventing plate and is supplied to the user's scalp, the hot water is supplied slowly to the entire scalp, and droplets are not generated. Even if a small gap is generated between the droplet preventing plate and the user's face, the droplets do not leak to the user's face, wetting it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Susumu Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 7191474
    Abstract: There is a demand for an automatic shampoo machine used in beauty solons and the like which dispenses with an all-purpose chair to be prepared separately and has a better appearance and an improved feeling of use. In an automatic shampoo machine 1, a seat 2 for seating a person to be shampooed thereon during shampooing and a basin 13 for receiving the person's head for the shampooing are supported by a common housing 3. The housing 3 accommodates and supports spout means 4 for spouting warm water automatically in the basin 13. Since the seat 2 is integrated in the automatic shampoo machine 1, the need for separately preparing a chair is obviated and the automatic shampoo machine 1 has an improved appearance. By using a space below the seat 2 effectively, functional components of the spout means 4 such as a warm water reservoir tank 45 are disposed in the space and the components can more flexibly be laid out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Takara Belmont Corp., Sanyo Electric Techno Clean Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsunaga, Takenari Yuki, Tomo Nishimura, Masaru Noro, Tatsuhiko Yoshii, Masatsugu Ito
  • Patent number: 7114201
    Abstract: An automatic shampoo machine used in beauty salons and the like, having improved operability and including a manual finish hair rinsing operation. A basin is provided with a hand shower and a hand shower valve to be operated by an operator standing behind, a hood for covering and uncovering the top of the basin and an open/close unit for opening/closing and moving the hood. The open/close unit guides the hood to a closing position, a first opening position and a second opening position. In the first position the hood is in an upright state behind the basin, and in the second position the hood is positioned on the left side of the basin. In the second position, the hood uncovers the rear side of the basin, whereby the operator can perform operations from the rear side of the basin without the hood interfering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., LTD, Takara Belmont Corp., Sanyo Electric Techno Clean Co., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsunaga, Takenari Yuki, Tatsuhiko Yoshii, Tomo Nishimura, Masaru Noro, Masatsugu Ito
  • Patent number: 6931674
    Abstract: A portable shampoo bowl secured to a platform is sized to fit over a traditional kitchen sink with depending lugs extending along sink sides and adjustable on the platform around the platform perimeter to accommodate commonly found sinks to prevent the platform from shifting laterally on the sink. A neck rest channel on the bowl extends forward from the platform and beyond the sink to comfortably reach a person in the neck rest channel. The bottom of the forward portion of the bowl is mildly sloped downward through the forward portion of the bowl to a horizontal bottom portion in which drain holes are located. The bowl is mounted intermediate the length of the platform on its forward portion such that a platform rearward portion remains uncovered as a shelf on which bottles of supplies and tools can be placed, confining drippings from the user's wet hands and general mess from the bottles and such on the platform within the bounds of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Jeannette Dean
  • Publication number: 20040261169
    Abstract: There is a demand for an automatic shampoo machine used in beauty solons and the like which dispenses with an all-purpose chair to be prepared separately and has a better appearance and an improved feeling of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsunaga, Takenari Yuki, Tomo Nishimura, Masaru Noro, Tatsuhiko Yoshii, Masatsugu Ito
  • Publication number: 20040255374
    Abstract: An automatic shampoo machine used in beauty salons and the like, having improved operability including manual finish hair rinsing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsunaga, Takenari Yuki, Tatsuhiko Yoshii, Tomo Nishimura, Masaru Noro, Masatsugu Ito
  • Publication number: 20040148692
    Abstract: An automatic hair washing device including a basin having a hollow interior, a plurality of rotating nozzle assemblies rigidly connected to the interior of the basin for spraying a plurality of selected liquids onto the hair of the user of the automatic hair washing device of the invention, and a hood rotatably connected to basin, the hood having flexible face cover therein for covering the hair and ears of the user of the automatic hair washing device of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Ernest L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6728977
    Abstract: A portable pump-operated shampoo unit which includes a waterproof inclined body ramp for positioning a person's upper torso and head, a removable reservoir for water storage, a pumping means for pumping water from the reservoir through a spraying means to the person's head. The system also includes a waterproof cape having concave inserts to promote drainage of the water and attachment means to hold the cape in position for drainage. The system also includes a receptacle for collecting the water via a funnel which connects the cape to a drainage receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Ronit Knight
  • Patent number: 6691335
    Abstract: A hair rinsing apparatus includes a liquid impervious helmet having a hemispherical configuration for partially covering a user's head. An inflatable air bladder extends along a continuous peripheral edge of the helmet for establishing a watertight seal between the peripheral edge and the user's head. The apparatus includes an air pump that may be releasably coupled to the air bladder with a needle valve and needle valve receptacle combination for selectively inflating or deflating the air bladder. The apparatus includes a hose that may be connected to a helmet input port. A plurality of rinse tubes defining a plurality of holes are positioned within the interior of the helmet and are in fluid communication with the inlet port for dispersing a water stream into the helmet as water is received through the hose. An outlet opening is extends through a rear portion of the helmet for draining water therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Susan L. Keith
  • Patent number: 6665892
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing the hair of a person reclining on a chair comprising, a platform (12), a washbasin (10) mounted on the platform having a forward pointing lip (32) to receive the person's head or neck, and translation means (14, 16, 18) for moving the washbasin from a higher position (33) closer to the chair to a lower position more remote from the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Agigi Design Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Gaetano Crocilla
  • Patent number: 6615418
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic hair washer with which a person who operates the hair washer can perform finish washing, supplementary washing or the like easily after hair washing by the automatic hair washer. A large oblique section is formed on the corner of the front of a cabinet 9 by which the exterior of the automatic hair washer is formed. Thereby, a work area 10 for the person who operates the hair washer is provided, and further, a space 11 into which the person who operates the hair washer can put his foot is provided on the lower part of the large oblique section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Minami
  • Patent number: 6604251
    Abstract: A movable hair washing stand, upon which hair washing materials are kept. The hair washing materials are placed on a movable arm part or a rotation shaft part of the stand. A tray, in which the hair washing agents and hair washing tools can be placed, is provided on the movable arm part. Further, the tray is detachably placed, thereby facilitating preparation and carrying of the hair washing agents and hair washing tools, and further provide for ease of cleaning of the hair washing stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Minami
  • Patent number: 6550078
    Abstract: A head and neck support for salon shampoo bowls is disclosed. The device is constructed and arranged to support a client's head and neck over a shampoo bowl in order to reduce the likelihood of strains and discomfort to the client and the hair stylist. The head and neck support is constructed to be received within a shampoo bowl and suspended by a strap provided with grasping elements for being passed over the sides of the bowl, and a hook like extended tongue passed through and supported by a neck depression defined within a front wall of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Hansford & Brown, Inc.
    Inventors: Joy Anderson Brown, Paula Thaxton Hansford
  • Patent number: 6517162
    Abstract: A salon shampoo chair. The shampoo chair includes a barrel-shaped main frame, a seat and a basin mounted on the main frame and a selected number of foot stands fastened directly to a lower side of the main frame. The shampoo chair is sturdy and easy to assemble and disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Hsien-Yang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20020184703
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic hair washer with which a person who operates the hair washer can perform finish washing, supplementary washing or the like easily after hair washing by the automatic hair washer. A large oblique section is formed on the corner of the front of a cabinet 9 by which the exterior of the automatic hair washer is formed. Thereby, a work area 10 for the person who operates the hair washer is provided, and further, a space 11 into which the person who operates the hair washer can put his foot is provided on the lower part of the large oblique section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Minami
  • Patent number: 6463597
    Abstract: Hair washing apparatus which can be selectively adjusted depending on the height of the person performing the hair washing and the person whose hair is being washed. A hair washing unit includes a bowl unit at which a hair washing is performed by the hair washer, a hair washing chair detachably connected to the hair washing unit via a chair supporting arm and a frame. A mechanism for moving the bowl up and down is provided at an upper end of the frame and a mechanism for moving the washing chair up and down is provided at a lower front side of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Oohiro Works Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Ishimura
  • Patent number: 6408455
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer which performs hair washing by supplying wash water in a hot water storing tank to washing nozzles. The automatic hair washer includes a temperature gauge for measuring the temperature of the wash water. The temperature gauge is placed within the hot water storing tank. A heater for heating the wash water is placed within the hot water storing tank, and a heater control is also included for controlling the heater to operate and heat the wash water in the hot water storing tank to a predetermined temperature when the temperature of the wash water is below the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20020050005
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer comprises a hair washing cistern into which the head of a person whose hair is to be washed can be inserted, and hair washing means for spouting hot water into the hair washing cistern to wash the hair of the person, and further, a head support for supporting the head of the person in the hair washing cistern. Therefore, the automatic hair washer can wash the back of the neck of the person sufficiently, without putting a big burden on the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Applicant: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6367101
    Abstract: This invention provides an automatic hair washer that is capable of preventing the hairs of the person under hair washing from being attached to the internal wall of the cistern as well as the hairs of the person under hair washing being tangled with each other during the hair washing. By providing a hair receiver having an arch-shaped or ring-shaped hair receiving part, which collects and hangs the hair of the person under hair washing, it is possible to prevent the hair of the person under hair washing from being attached to the internal wall of the sink. Since they are collected by the hair receiver, the tangling of the hair of the person under hair washing by the showers spouted during the hair washing can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20020020013
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair washing unit moving up and down apparatus, which can be adjusted each height of a person for performing a hair washing and a person to be washed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Applicant: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Ishimura
  • Publication number: 20020007511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair washer which changes spouting angles of the respective washing nozzles in accordance with a figure, a hair style, and dirt levels of hair of a person under hair washing, thereby washing securely parts where a washing needs to be performed. An engage part 3a of a nozzle holding means 3 is engaged with an end part of a coupler 2 with respective approximately spherical-shaped base parts 1b and 4b of a mist nozzle 1 or a shower nozzle 4 being placed on a hemispherical-shaped nozzle receiving part 2a, whereby the respective base parts 1b and 4b of the mist nozzle 1 and the shower nozzle 4 touch an O-ring 3c disposed in a nozzle holding means 3. Therefore, the respective base parts 1b and 4b enables to move slidably along a face of a nozzle receiving part 2a of the coupler 2, to change directions of the respective spouting orifices 1a and 4a of the mist nozzle 1 and the shower nozzle 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: HIROHISA SHIMIZU, HIDEAKI MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20010037523
    Abstract: During performance of shampooing employing a movable hair washing stand, when the hair washing agents such as a shampoo agent and a treatment agent, and the hair washing tools are kept in a cabinet which is provided separately from a hair washing stand, the hair washing stand might be away from the cabinet. Therefore, when the hair washing agents and the hair washing tools are necessary during the performance of shampooing, a person for shampooing needs to go for the same to the cabinet on every occasion, which results in an impediment to his works.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Minami
  • Publication number: 20010032356
    Abstract: This invention provides an automatic hair washer that is capable of preventing the hairs of the person under hair washing from being attached to the internal wall of the cistern as well as the hairs of the person under hair washing being tangled with each other during the hair washing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: HIROHISA SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 6269492
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer which has plural washing nozzles for spouting wash water to a head part, and includes a hot water storing tank for storing wash water, a hot water supplying pump for pumping wash water from the hot water storing tank and supplying the pumped wash water to the washing nozzles. Hot water supplying electromagnetic valves for controlling spouting of wash water from the washing nozzles by opening/closing operations thereof are also provided along with hot water supplying pump control for controlling output from the hot water supplying pump to change amounts of wash water supplied to the washing nozzles from the hot water supplying pump in correlation with the opening/closing operations of the hot water supplying electromagnetic valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Miyoshi, Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6249922
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer having a basin with a plurality of washing nozzles for spouting wash water into the basin, a hot water storing tank for storing wash water, a pump for pumping out wash water from the hot water storing tank to the washing nozzles, electromagnetic valves for controlling spouting of the wash water from the washing nozzles, electromagnetic valve control means for controlling the electromagnetic valves so that wash water flows from at least one of the washing nozzles during a predetermined period and, by opening the electromagnetic valve of another of the washing nozzles while wash water flows from the at least one washing nozzle, wash water flows from both washing nozzles in an overlapping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6243888
    Abstract: A hair washer comprising a cistern into which the head part of a person under hair washing can be inserted, the hair washer including a plurality of washing nozzles for spouting out washing water provided at each side wall surface, rear wall surface, and front part of the bottom wall of the cistern. A drain outlet is provided for draining out washing water spouted out from the washing nozzles, the drain outlet being provided at the rear part of the bottom wall of the cistern. At least one groove extends toward the drain outlet, the groove being provided at gaps between the plurality of washing nozzles located at the front part of the bottom wall of the cistern, wherein washing water spouted out from the washing nozzles is exhausted out from the drain outlet and passes through the groove provided at the bottom wall of the cistern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20010001884
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic hair washer which can perform hair washing in a most suitable situation for parts washed by washing nozzles which are provided on inner walls of a cistern, purposes and configurations of the washing nozzles. According to the present invention, in all washing steps from a preliminary washing step t1 to a rinsing step t7, output of a hot water supplying pump 6 is changed by a hot water supplying pump control unit 20 in timings of opening/closing operations of hot water supplying electromagnetic valves 10a to 10j for shower heads S1 to S12, to vary pressures and amounts of wash water spouted from the shower heads S1 to S12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Publication date: May 31, 2001
    Inventors: HIDEAKI MIYOSHI, HIROHISA SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 6233755
    Abstract: A hair washer including a hot water storing tank for storing hot water, a cistern for receiving at least the hair of a person undergoing hair washing, a cistern including shower heads and nozzle heads in an interior thereof, a neck-receiving member provided on the cistern for supporting the back of the neck of a person undergoing hair washing, a conduit running below the neck-receiving member and connecting the hot water storing tank to the shower heads and nozzle heads in the cistern whereby the hot water passing through the conduit heats the neck-receiving member and thus the back of the neck of the person undergoing hair washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6212703
    Abstract: A hair washing apparatus including a cistern having an opening on an upper part thereof, into which a person under hair washing inserts his head while lying on his back and a neck receiving part for receiving a neck of the person, the neck receiving part provided at an entering edge part of the cistern, wherein the neck receiving part comprises a board having a plurality of slits or small holes. The cistern includes a wash water spouting means for spouting wash water toward an underside part of the neck receiving part, and the wash water spouting means includes a rotatable water supply pipe having a plurality of spouts and a lever provided on the water supply pipe. The lever allows for rotation of the water supply pipe about the longitudinal axis thereof to adjust a spouting angle of the wash water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6205596
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer having a basin including nozzles for spouting wash water, a hot water storing tank, a pump for pumping wash water at a predetermined hydraulic pressure from the hot water storing tank to the nozzles, a delivery pipe for delivering wash water from the hot water storing tank to the pump and from the pump to the nozzles, a three-way valve provided in the delivery pipe between the nozzles and the pump, a flow dividing pipe for delivering water from the three-way valve to the hot water storing tank, and a controller for the three-way valve such that at the initiation of a washing cycle the three-way valve diverts a portion of the wash water in the delivery pipe back to the hot water storing tank via the flow dividing pipe while simultaneously feeding the remainder of the wash water in the delivery pipe to the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6205597
    Abstract: A method of operating an automatic hair washer from initiation of a washing cycle to termination of the washing cycle including the step of pumping water from a hot water storing tank to a flow diversion control mechanism. At the initiation of a hair washing cycle, a portion of the water is transported through a delivery pipe to washing nozzles of the hair washer while the remainder of the water is simultaneously transported through a flow dividing pipe back to the hot water storing tank. After initiation of the hair washing cycle is completed, the flow diversion control mechanism is adjusted to direct all of the water to the delivery pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6185756
    Abstract: A hand-held sprinkling rose for washing hair includes a sprinkling head having outlet openings disposed substantially linearly in a number of rows ranging from one to five. The outlet openings have a diameter between 0.2 and 0.8 mm and the outlet openings are spaced apart 2 to 5 mm. The outlet openings are formed such that water streams are ejected which do not mix with one another before reaching a work plane at least 20 centimeters from the sprinkling head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventors: Heidrun Roesler, Siegfried Roesler
  • Patent number: 6076202
    Abstract: A shampoo sink system that includes an adjustable base assembly including an anti-tip wall attachment structure that includes an exterior sink structure having a liner structure with an emptying trough hingedly attached thereto. The liner structure is emptied by pivoting the liner at the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: M. Olene Lockwood
  • Patent number: 5940900
    Abstract: A shampoo chair with a filter headrest that includes a securing mechanism that is securable to the bottom of a bathtub and that includes a seat for supporting a small child at a comfortable height for a person shampooing the child's hair. The filter headrest is constructed from a rigid, porous, non-absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Renee L. Wells
  • Patent number: 5906012
    Abstract: In an automatic shampoo machine a recess is formed in a side wall of a basin to ensure water passage to the nape of the neck of a person being shampooed. A plurality of neck support members each including a bent wire arrangement is provided in a spaced relation in the recess. With the neck resting on top portions of the neck support members, the nape of the neck is rinsed by water sprayed from a stationary nape rinsing nozzle, and movable lower nozzles, through the recess. A pad for receiving the neck resting thereon is releasably attached on a peripheral portion of the basin to prevent fatigue of the neck and splashing of rinse water. Thus, the person can have his hair and nape washed in a comfortable posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Sakane, Hideaki Matsunaga, Takenari Yuki, Masaru Noro, Mitsuru Naganawa
  • Patent number: 5685018
    Abstract: A flexible protective transparent cap to be placed on the head of a user when receiving hair treatment. Holes are provided in the cap's housing to allow for the operator's use, to place the cap on the user and to discharge excess liquids. The discharge outlet holes consists of two distinct sets of holes with one set having larger sized holes placed near the bottom of the cap when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventor: Charlie M. West
  • Patent number: 5469586
    Abstract: A toilet bowl flushing device controls the rate of flow of flushing water supplied to a toilet bowl so that the toilet bowl can be washed out with a minimum amount of flushing water for a maximum flushing effect. The toilet flushing device includes a water supply system for supplying flushing water through a water supply pipe to a toilet bowl, a flow rate control valve disposed in the water supply pipe, for varying the rate of flow of flushing water supplied to the toilet bowl through control of the opening of the valve, an actuator for actuating the flow rate control valve, and a controller for controlling operation of the actuator. The controller controls operation of the actuator to vary the opening of the valve stepwise with time in one flushing cycle according to a predetermined flow rate pattern so that the flushing water is supplied toilet bowl at a flow ate which varies stepwise with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Tsutsui, Hisato Haraga, Atsuo Makita, Hirofumi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5235709
    Abstract: A permanent wave rinse bag having a membrane for containing and directing rinsing fluid, having a network of conduits embedded in the membrane for distributing and dispensing rinsing fluid to a user's hair. An inlet conduit is connected with the distribution conduits and extends away from the rinse bag for convenient connection with a wash basin faucet or other source of rinsing fluid. A series of apertures are provided along the distribution conduits, on the interior side of the rinse bag, for dispensing rinsing fluid from the conduits to the hair. A drain aperture is also provided in the rinse bag for conduction rinsing fluid, collected within the membrane out of the rinse bag. A drawstring or elastic closure is provided around the perimeter of the bag to hold the bag close to the user's face and minimize seepage past the perimeter of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Timothy A. Terlep
  • Patent number: 5177820
    Abstract: A hairdressing head support includes a base or sink mount for mounting the support directly to a hairdresser's sink. A support member is detachably secured to the sink mount with a bender column pivotally connected to the support member for disposing the bender column at various angular orientations. A head rest is connected to the bender column for partially enveloping the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Isabella Varallo