With Water Supply Means Patents (Class 4/518)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140359931
    Abstract: A hair washing sink assembly includes a plurality of hair washing stations, each hair washing station having a body extending from a ground surface of a building, and a corresponding receiving area at an upper portion of the body shaped to receive and support a head/neck of a user. Furthermore, each hair washing station is disposed directly above a water collection area at the ground surface, the water collection area including at least one drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Janene Sclafani
  • 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: 20130219608
    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: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Janene Sclafani
  • Publication number: 20130145540
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic hair washing apparatus for washing person's hair in a safe and effective manner without applying a straining force on person's neck. An automatic hair washing apparatus 100 comprises a bowl 101 having a head support 11; washing units 12L and 12R arranged with the head support 11 interposed therebetween, the support shafts thereof being attached to the bowl 101; a driving section for rotating the washing units 12L and 12R about the respective support shafts 104L and 104R; and a control section for controlling the driving of the driving section; wherein each of the washing units 12L and 12R comprises a plurality of contacts 109 on a surface opposite to the surface supported by the support shaft 104L and 104R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Mizuno, Soichiro Fujioka, Tohru Nakamura, Akinobu Okuda, Tsuyoshi Tojo
  • 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: 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: 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: 7171704
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Ernest L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7028348
    Abstract: In order to dress a subject's hair using the two first and second kinds of medicine solutions, a hood must be once taken off. Therefore, in order to apply the second medicine solution, the position of the hood must be adjusted so that the head is centrally located at the hood. This adjustment is troublesome for both the operator and subject. In order to obviate such inconvenience, a hair dressing device equipped with a hood D includes a fixed hood 71 and an opening/closing hood 72 into which said hood is divided, said opening/closing hood being openably attached to said fixed hood. In this case, said opening/closing hood 72 is opened/closed so that said fixed hood 71 is opened from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Takara Belmont Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tadaka, Keiji Ito, Norimasa Okuzaki, Hajime Mizutani
  • 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: 6665891
    Abstract: A portable hair washing apparatus for allowing the shampooing of the hairs of the physically disabled includes a tank member having side, front, back, and bottom walls, and also having a tabletop; and also includes wheels upon which the tank member is mounted; and further includes a hair washing support assembly being attached to the tank member and including a headrest member; and also includes a hair washing assembly being supported by the tank member and including a semi-rigid hose being attached to the tank member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Ninarose A. Clifford
  • 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: 6401272
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Shimizu, Hideaki Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20010054197
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer of the present invention comprises a heater 20 and a heater control unit 21 in a hot water storing tank 3, and starts the heater 20 by the heater control unit 21 to heat the wash water to have a predetermined temperature when the wash water in the hot water storing tank 3 has a temperature below the predetermined temperature. Therefore, the wash water remaining in the hot water storing tank 3 at the end of hair washing is not drained but used in the following hair washing, thereby saving water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventor: HIROHISA SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 6257259
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a multipurpose frame for use with a top mounted vehicle rack wherein the frame telescopingly attaches to the rack. As such, the frame is laterally extensible from the side of the vehicle and may be used to support a canopy, shower or serve as a clothes line or rain catch. A canopy may be attached at the outside ends of a plurality of extensions attached to the frame. The extensions may be removably attachable at the mounting portions of the frame of the present invention. In this fashion the canopy is sturdily supported by the extensions and can provide shade and protection from the elements to one who remains beneath it. Side walls may be attached to the frame to provide additional protection as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Kenneth Ardouin
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5842238
    Abstract: A movable washstand comprises a device for supplying water having a spray nozzle, a head rest, a catch basin, drain and bladder for temporarily holding discharge water and effluent and an electrical outlet, all mounted on a C-shaped frame with wheels that allow easy portability. A dual line extension hose having an inlet line, outlet line and quick connect capabilities allow the unit to be connected to a remote sink. An on-board extension cord allows the unit to be plugged into a remote electrical supply. The base of the cart slides under a bed and out the way while the catch basin is positioned under a patient's head. The height of the catch basin is adjustable to accommodate different bed configurations. The upper and lower members of the cart are hinged so that they fold over onto themselves transforming the unit into an extremely portable unit. A self-supporting movable wash pan is also disclosed that minimizes displacement of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventors: Mark W. Herrick, Jim D. Garner
  • Patent number: 5678255
    Abstract: A portable hair washing system that has a collapsible basin table for transporting is provided. The portable hair washing system comprises: a collapsible basin table having a top member supported by a plurality of telescopic legs; a first collapsible container having a spout; a second collapsible container having a spout; a first flexible conduit having a connector end and a nozzle end; and a second flexible conduit having a first and second connector end. The top member forms a basin approximate the front surface of the top member. The basin has a depending side wall and a bottom wall. The bottom wall forms a drain hole therethrough for draining water from the basin. The top member also has a curved portion extending downwardly from the front surface of the top member into the basin. The curved portion forms a neck surface extending into the basin for resting the neck of user. The portable hair washing system may also have a collapsible tray assembly and a case for carrying the equipment in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Inventor: Melvin C. Stoudamire, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5528776
    Abstract: The invention provides for a portable washing device which can be used to wash a person's hair. The device has a wash basin which is formed of two parts, and upper and a lower portion. The lower portion of the basin has a slanted inner liner which causes water to flow to a drain at the back end of the basin. The upper portion is open with a curved, cushioned edge. Between the upper and lower portion of the wash basin is a mesh screen which allows the wash water to flow through. Attached to the wash basin is a removable, refillable water tank. The water tank is connected to sprayer having an adjustable nozzle and has a water level monitor. The water is pumped from the tank to the sprayed and sprayed over the top portion of the basin. The device is ideal for washing an invalid's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Jacqueline Carmichael
  • Patent number: 5337423
    Abstract: Apparatus for rinsing hair including a liquid impervious outer shell member and a liquid pervious inner shell member which define a fluid chamber therebetween, and constructed such that when the device is positioned on a user's head, the rear portion of the user's head is left uncovered thereby defining a rear opening through which the user's hair may extend. Preferably, the inner shell member covers a greater portion of the rear portion of the user's head than the outer shell member. A cape may be provided which extends around the rear portion of the user's hairline. A device for delivering liquid to the fluid chamber is provided. The apparatus is constructed such that when a user's head is in a tilted back position over a fluid basin or the like, fluid flows from the fluid chamber, through the hair of the user, out of the rear opening thereof, and into the fluid basin, thereby effectively rinsing the user's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Bobbie L. Young
  • Patent number: 5305481
    Abstract: A mobile salon station comprises a cart having two generally upright frame members which are vertically adjustable. The cart further has wheels and feet and two horizontal shelves. Two supporting rods are mounted on the frame members and support a basin having tubes received on the rods. The basin can be removed from the rods so that the salon station can be used with the basin supported on the rods for a patient in a wheelchair and can be removed and used on a bed for a bedridden patient. The basin has a convex central portion so that the patient's head can be supported thereon while the hair is being shampooed, etc. The rods are pivotally mounted so as to be swung into the plane of the upright frame members when the station is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Mobile Salon Station, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Clyde Nebb
  • 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: 5144701
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting and positioning a wheel chair in a tilted association to a shampoo basin, wherein the organization includes a housing with spaced side walls defining an upper basin and a floor positioned below the basin for orienting a container for receiving fluid directed through the basin from a fluid container mounted overlying the basin. The housing includes spaced parallel slider bars positioned laterally of the basin and extend ible forwardly to position and mount wheel chair handle bars, with a wheel chair forward wheel support mount arranged to position the forward wheels of a wheel chair thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Ralph W. Clark
  • Patent number: 5109553
    Abstract: The invention provides a shower utensil having a brush and adapted to rapidly and efficiently shampoo pet animals having a large quantity of long hair or persons. The utensil is characterized in that in addition to bristles formed on the outer surface of a water spray wall on the bottom side of a main body container, at least one hollow projection having a hollow portion in communication with the interior of the container is formed on the outer surface of the water spray wall for forcing out water from its outer end.Since water is forced out from the hollow projection as positioned deep in the inner portion of the hairy covering of the animal, i.e., close to the skin, the covering of large amount of long hair can be rapidly soaked with the washing water or shampoo preparation fully to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Azz International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichi Kishimoto
  • 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: 5025514
    Abstract: Automatic hair and scalp treatment machines are known which include a bowl, and a closure therefor, adapted to enclose the head with the face outside the closure. Also included are spray manifolds on an oscillating arcuate header, and driving means imparting partial rotation to the arcuate header. It has been found that dermatoses characterized by the formation of skin cells too rapidly to be eliminated, such as psoriasis, can be treated with this apparatus. Without the machine, removal of the dead cells or plaques is both time consuming and messy. In this treatment it is desirable to begin with low pressure sprays, and increase the pressure to the maximum which the patient can tolerate. One form of apparatus which could be used for this purpose is the machine disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 4,834,121. In that prior art device the pressure regulator was a conventional regulator ahead of the header. By this invention an adjustable pressure means is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: IHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Archie M. Miller
  • 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: 5014371
    Abstract: A portable salon unit includes a movable cart with a wash basin adjustably attached thereto. The wash basin is adjustable vertically with respect to the cart, horizontally with respect to the cart, rotatably about a vertical axis adjacent the cart, about a horizontal axis to the basin and a vertical axis to the basin. A device for supplying clean water to an object located in the basin includes a water connector at one end and a spray end at the other. A flexible supply hose is provided on a supply reel to allow the water connector to be located some distance from the cart. A water return device also including a flexible hose allows water from the basin to be returned to the source. Electricity is also supplied to the cart by use of a suitable cord on a reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Salon Care Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jurgen D. Heel
  • 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: 4901378
    Abstract: A first embodiment of an improved shampoo basin includes an integral spray rinse assembly positioned proximate a neck supporting portion of the basin. The spray rinse assembly facilitates the rinsing of a user's neck and hair in normally difficult to reach areas. Water temperature and pressure control are also provided, and the spray rinse may be selectively operated by a foot pedal arrangement. A modified embodiment of the basin is of a portable design which permits it to be attached to a conventional shampoo basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Lealyce Reddell
  • Patent number: 4860391
    Abstract: An arrangement for treatment of hair with circulating liquid comprises a circulating pump unit provided with a pump and having a suction opening and a discharge opening. A foot is to seal an opening of a flushing basin and formed as a plug matching with the opening of the flushing basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bodo Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 4807604
    Abstract: A scalp massager connected to a tap water supply, such as a shower head, through a flexible conduit. The massager includes a pulsating water shower head that is slidably mounted along a plurality of slots in a helmet that is fitted over a user's head. The massaging shower head includes a locking nut for adjusting and setting the shower head in a given position to constantly apply the pulsating water over an area of the user's scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: Heriberto Canela
  • Patent number: 4769861
    Abstract: An automatic hair-washing machine includes an outer shell, an inner shell disposed around a user's skull and hair, a plurality of rubbing rods secured between the two shells and poking inwardly through the inner shell to touch the user's hair and two driving motors for vertically and horizontally reciprocating the two shells and the rods for twisting, rubbing and washing the user's hair as flushed by water and shampoo delivered by a hose through the two shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: Yu-Lung Chang
  • 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