Combined Patents (Class 4/517)
  • Patent number: 10251458
    Abstract: A mobile salon chair, work station, and mobile shampoo bowl are described. The salon chair includes a storage container with a seat, backrest, and applicable electrical components. All system components can be stored within the salon chair for transportation to the client's location. The workstation provides tool storage for necessary hair grooming tools. The shampoo bowl is supported by a removable stand. The shampoo bowl has a drain and tubing so that used water can be captured. A clean water bladder is provided to store clean water. A submersible pump installed within the clean water bladder delivers water to the shampoo bowl. Used water from the drain in the shampoo bowl is stored within a second bladder. The clean water bladder is placed within the volume of the used water bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Dustin Edward Weiss
  • Publication number: 20130160198
    Abstract: A head care system (hair washing apparatus 100) according to the present invention includes a base (bowl 101) having a head support 11 for supporting a head 10 of a human. The system includes a pair of arm units (washing unit 12) for taking care of the head 10. Each of the arm units has a support shaft mounted to the base. The arm units are arranged such that the head support 11 is located between the pair of arm units. The system includes a pair of shaft driving members for driving the arm units in such a manner that each of the arm units rotates about the corresponding support shaft. The system includes a controller 400 for controlling driving operations of the shaft driving members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130152299
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic head care apparatus for caring person's head in an effective and reliable manner in accordance with the shape of person's head. In order to achieve the object, an automatic head care apparatus of the present invention comprises a bowl 101 having a head support for supporting a person's head; a washing unit 12L configured by fourth arms 309L, 310L, 317L, 320L comprising a plurality of contacts 109 at an end thereof and a rotation gear having a central axis thereof for rotating the contacts 109, third arms 107L, 108L for rotatably supporting the fourth arms 309L, 310L, 317L, 320L, a support shaft for rotatably supporting the third arms 107L, 108L, a pushing mechanism for moving the support shaft, and a motor 301L for oscillating the contacts by rotating the rotation gear of the fourth arms 309L, 310L, 317L, 320L; and a control device 700 for controlling movement of at least the pushing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120096636
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing shampoos in cooperation with a counter-top-sink has a chair seat, with four support members attached to the bottom of chair seat for leg extensions for movement between a first extended seat supporting position and a second removable position for portability; a seat back pivotally attached to the chair seat for movement between and erect position and a folded portable position, a bowl assembly with a drain adapted for being located over the counter-top-sink and at least two extensible support members attached to the bowl at the underside thereof, for movement between first, bowl supporting position and a second portable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Elnora Sheri Gillespie
  • Patent number: 7758024
    Abstract: A dissolving water making unit and a bubble generating unit are provided. The dissolving water making unit includes a gas dissolving device for dissolving gas in water. The bubble generating unit includes a bubble generating nozzle and a bubble generating cartridge. The dissolving water making unit sucks water from a water source, and sucks gas to make dissolving water from a mixed solution in which the water and the gas are mixed together. The dissolving water is obtained by dissolving the gas in the water. The bubble generating unit generates microbubbles from the dissolving water supplied from the dissolving water making unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Shoei Butsuryu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsunejiro Takahashi, Toshitaka Okumura, Koichi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20080078017
    Abstract: An existing barber or beauty salon chair, in which each of a chair and a shampoo bowl is formed to the base integrally, has a problem that an practitioner cannot stand behind a customer, thereby being forced to take an uncomfortable posture to prepare shampoo or the like or thereby making it impossible to perform operation other than the shampoo, such as a massage or a beauty operation. To solve the above problems, a barber or beauty salon chair is characterized in that a chair 4 with a backrest 42 allowing a recline angle to be adjustable is attached in a rotatable manner to a base 2 of an elevating device 1 while a shampoo bowl 3 is attached to the base in a position to which an upper surface of the backrest in a deeply reclined condition comes close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: TAKARA BELMONT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomofumi HORIO, Yuichiro SUEMUNE
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 6291051
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the leakage of wash water by securely eliminating a gap between an opening of a face cover and a face of a person under hair washing regardless of the size of the face of the person, when hair washing is performed using an automatic hair washer. A hair washing waterproof sheet comprises an approximately rectangular vinyl sheet having an opening 1a of such a size that a head can be inserted though, in the center. The waterproof sheet has an outer circumference part 1c and an inner circumference part 1b which are passed through by elastic braids, thereby being stretchable. Further, magic tapes 2 for fixing the inner circumference part 1b to the person under hair washing are provided at opposed positions of a lower part of the inner circumference part 1b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    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: 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: 5075908
    Abstract: A rinse bag is disclosed for rinsing the hair of a wearer. The rinse bag is relatively simple, inexpensive and is relatively compact, such that it does not require a great deal of space for use or storage. The rinse bag consists of a heavy bag having an elastic front which is sealingly received on the head of a wearer. A supply cup receives a pull-out water supply hose or tube, such as typically found on a sink in salons, to supply water into the interior of the bag. The supply cup is fluidly connected to a plurality of rinse tubes which extend axially within the bag, and which include a number of holes spaced axially along each individual rinse tube. Water is thus supplied evenly about the head of a wearer to thoroughly rinse the hair. With a rinse bag according to the present invention, it is ensured that the hair is thoroughly rinsed with a relatively inexpensive and simple device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Inventor: Valerie Y. Newman
  • Patent number: 5022102
    Abstract: A bathing device comprises an air inflatable bathtub and shampoo bowl of flexible material. When deflated, the bathing device lies flat for convenient storage and portability. When inflated, it expands to form a bathtub in which a person may sit, a sloped backrest against which the person may lean and a shampoo bowl behind the backrest for receiving water used to shampoo and person's hair. Drains are provided for draining water from the bathtub and shampoo bowl upon completion of bathing. A bathing device also comprises an air inflatable shampoo cap of flexible material, which when deflated folds flat. When inflated, the shampoo cap fits and seals with the head of a person to accommodate shampooing the person's hair while confining wash water to the cap. The shampoo cap may be used separately from or together with the shampoo bowl and bathtub, and if desired it may be an integral part of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Maria Louvaris
  • Patent number: 4956881
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for supporting a person's head in a support sling. Two sections of rope extend upward from the support sling. The upper ends of the rope sections are connected to a central section of rope to form a continuous loop. The central section of rope passes through a tube and over a pair of pulleys. An adjustable pulley, in the case of a wall mount, or an elliptical, metal ring, in the case of a ceiling mount, allow the sling to be raised and lowered. The person's head can be rotated as one section of rope moves upward and the other section of rope moves downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Inventors: Stephen M. Lindley, Brandy L. Stein
  • Patent number: 4918767
    Abstract: A shampoo chair and bowl apparatus in which the shampoo bowl is mounted with a neck rest at a fixed elevation, and a shampoo chair is mounted for adjustment along a linear guide path inclined upwardly and rearwardly toward the shampoo bowl between a lower and an upper position. The chair frame and guide are arranged to support and guide the chair during movement along the guide path with the back rest extending upwardly and rearwardly from the seat generally parallel to the guide path toward the neck rest on the shampoo bowl. Seat adjustment apparatus is provided for stopping the chair in a selected adjusted position between the upper and lower positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Smith Investment Company
    Inventor: Gary M. Benting
  • Patent number: 4754503
    Abstract: A shampoo support for children which includes a support frame with contoured neck support padding and back support padding located between parallel frame sides and a flexible mat for receiving the lower back and hips of a child. A back support end defines one end of the support frame and is positioned adjacent to and beneath the neck support, to support a net or sieve for receiving the hair of the child during a shampoo. Support legs extend beneath the support frame for orienting the support frame in a selected angular configuration on a flat surface and in a preferred embodiment, one end of the flexible mat is attached to the back support edge of the support frame, with the opposite end attached to a spindle and the mat is rolled on the spindle when the shampoo support is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Inventor: Ida M. Martin
  • Patent number: 4660233
    Abstract: A completely self-contained portable apparatus useful primarily in hospitals and nursing homes for washing, shampooing, pedicuring and manicuring bed-ridden persons is disclosed. A wheeled cabinet, houses clean and waste water tanks as well as heating and pressurizing means for the clean water. Head and foot basins each with drain connections to the waste water tank are pivotally mounted on lining arms which permit them to fold into a non-use position overlying each other and the cabinet and an extended position overlying a bed when in use. The support mounting the basins on the cabinet also provides for vertical adjustment to accommodate different bed heights. Spray nozzles connected to the pressurized, heated and clean water tank are extendible by means of hoses to reach either the head or foot basins when in extended operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventor: Lueretta Beaver