Shield Or Drain Patents (Class 4/520)
  • Patent number: 8528125
    Abstract: A portable washbasin assembly that is used to catch water when a person is having his/her hair washed. A basin is provided that rests on the shoulders of the person. This enables the person to have his/her hair washed while sitting upright or near upright. The basin has a bottom surface through which is disposed a generally centralized opening. An outer vertical wall extends around the periphery of the bottom surface. An inner vertical wall extends upwardly from the bottom surface around the centralized opening. A flexible membrane is stretched over the centralized opening between sections of the inner vertical wall. The flexible membrane contains a hole that is positioned over the below lying centralized opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher P. McFadden
  • 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: 8032957
    Abstract: A drainage tray is adapted to be placed in a hair shampooing bowl having a bottom and front and rear walls extending upwardly from the bottom, a drain opening adjacent the front wall, and a peripheral edge spaced above the bottom and including an area on the front wall for supporting the neck of a person. The tray, when supported on the bottom of a shampooing bowl, is spaced below the peripheral edge and includes a perforated bottom wall having a front end, a rear end and sides between the front and rear ends and a perforated peripheral side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall about the front and rear ends and the sides thereof. A portion of the peripheral side wall extends below the bottom wall to support the bottom wall of the tray above the bottom of a shampooing bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Kathy M. Sullivan
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 6415458
    Abstract: A portable shampooing device includes a basin defining a central opening and a sleeve of elastic, liquid impermeable material. The sleeve defines a first periphery joined to the basin around the opening for admitting passage of a human head. The sleeve also defines a second periphery smaller than the first periphery for fitting around a human neck, preferably at the chin or just below the chin. Optionally, the basin may define a funnel portion and include a drainage tube attached to the funnel portion. The device may also include a collar joined to the sleeve adjacent the second periphery and having a fastener for securing the collar around the neck and forming a tight seal. A cushion may be joined to the basin to provide comfort to a wearer of the shampooing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Christopher P. McFadden
  • 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: 5996119
    Abstract: A barber's neck strip has an elongated thin elastic strip of flexible material having opposite ends, and a patch of pressure sensitive adhesive adjacent each of said ends so that when said strip is positioned around the neck of a person and said patches are superimposed on each other, the ends of said strip will be joined to hold said strip around the neck of the person. The method of use of the neck strip involves positioning the strip around the neck of a person and stretching the strip longitudinally until the patches can be placed in superimposed positions, and applying pressure on the strip opposite to the patches to force the patches together to hold the strip around the neck of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Bertil I. Anderberg
  • Patent number: 5953768
    Abstract: An apparatus for use when washing a person's hair includes a liquid catch member having an inward, head-surrounding portion with an opening for receiving a person's head. A ring-like support member is spaced outwardly from such portion. In the improvement, the catch member is fully flaccid, i.e., free of reinforcement or auxiliary support devices, between the portion and the support member. And the catch member has a tunnel-like passage receiving the support member therealong. The cross-sectional area of the passage is greater than that of the support member so that the latter can be readily threaded into and removed from the catch member. In more-specific embodiments, the head-surrounding portion includes a drawstring or elastic band, to fit all head sizes, and a disposable "one-time-use," person-contacting strip. A new method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Thomas J. Jarosz, James P. Mazzulla, Frank L. Donnelly
  • 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: 5450636
    Abstract: A hair cleaning apparatus for invalids comprising an essentially rigid drain plate which has side edges and upper and lower edges. The drain plate has an upper surface and a lower surface with the upper surface formed with longitudinal recesses spaced along the upper surface thereof. A first upper tube is coupled to the upper edge. The first tube is adapted to support the neck of a user. A second lower tube is hollow and adapted to receive a quantity of water from the upper surface of the plate. The second tube has an end cap with a closure adapted to retain the drain water therein when in the operative position. A hollow transition manifold is coupled between the plate and the second lower tube. The manifold has a lower imperforate surface and an upper surface with drain holes to receive the water from the upper surface of the drain plate. The holes are in fluid communication with the space between the upper and lower surfaces of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Inventor: Gloria J. Graeber
  • Patent number: 5289597
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hair treatment sink assembly and a method of collecting hair treatment materials during treatment operations. Further disclosed is a drip collection tray for collecting hair treatment materials during a hair treatment operation. The sink assembly is comprised of a basin with a drip tray installed beneath it to collect any hair treatment materials falling outside the basin. The method of collecting hair treatment materials during a hair treatment operation comprises the steps of resting a patron's head over a basin, applying hair treatment materials to the patron's head and catching the materials falling from the head in the basin and the materials falling outside the basin in a drip tray installed below the upper rim of the basin. The drip collection tray is comprised of a pan with surrounding side walls and a drain. The pan has portions that extend outside the envelope of the basin, when viewed in plan, on at least two side portions and the front portion of the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Leo E. Sidola
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5012534
    Abstract: An automatic hair and scalp treatment machine which includes a bowl having a front wall, 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 a driving device imparting partial rotation to the arcuate header. Spray heads are located on the manifolds such that spray is deflected off of the front wall onto the users neck at the hairline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: IHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronnie W. McWhorter
  • Patent number: 5010604
    Abstract: An automatic hair and scalp treatment machine which includes 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 device imparting partial rotation to the arcuate header. Each spray manifold having a spray head oriented to direct spray around the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: IHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Archie M. Miller
  • Patent number: 4878257
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing the overflow and spillage of liquids from a sink or tub. The apparatus is attachable to the front portion of a counter top, and is provided with removable internal absorption means to prevent liquids from passing thereby and onto the user or the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Inventor: Elizabeth V. Hardin
  • Patent number: 4766620
    Abstract: A small child's hair washing device includes a body support portion for supporting the child's body in supine position on a counter top adjacent a sink, a head rest portion for supporting the child's head above the sink, a neck support portion adjacent the head rest portion and a drain portion between the body support portion and the neck support portion. The body support portion is releasably engaged with the counter top to hold the device in desired overlapping relationship with the sink and a safety strap may be provided to restrain the child relative to the device during the hair washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Arlene P. Boyhan
  • Patent number: 4651361
    Abstract: A portable combined hair shampoo basin and drying hood configured for use by a person reclining in a bed or on a couch such as a bedridden person although it may be used in the home by all family members for shampooing, hair coloring, permanent waving, and the drying of the hair thereafter. It is a box-like device that sits on the bed or couch having a double wall defined basin reservoir and a half moon cutout in a front wall to receive the neck of the user. The basin inner wall has a plurality of openings through which water passes when water is poured over the head from a pitcher to drain down through the openings into the reservoir. This keeps spent rinse water out of the upper basin section and away from clean hair with water draining from the reservoir container through a hose connected thereto during the shampoo process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: William D. Nolan
  • Patent number: 4649580
    Abstract: A neck support is installable in the wall indentation of a hairdresser's shampoo bowl or the like and defines a notch for receiving and cushioning the neck of a person whose hair is to be shampooed or otherwise administered to. A membrane extends across the notch to form a fluid leakage barrier, the membrane being an elastic material which distends to the extent necessary to enable entry of the person's neck into the notch and then remains in tight contact with the back and sides of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Inventor: Ernest J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 4587680
    Abstract: A hair washing basin or bowl for hairdressers or the like is provided with a recess for the nape of the neck on the edge of the basin or bowl as well as with an opening at the deepest location of the basin or bowl for evacuating the washing and rinsing water. The inside of the basin is provided with an obstacle limiting the water flow path inside the basin which leads to the evacuation opening, forming a wall and imparting a circular motion to the flowing water. Owing to said elements, long hairs will remain in the limited flow path and will be continuously and throughout their length immersed in the washing and rinsing water without the risk for the hair ends of entering the evacuation opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Franco Scarnato
    Inventor: Kurt Brugger
  • Patent number: 4419774
    Abstract: A system for use in shampooing the hair and scalp of bed patients provides in a completely biodegradable diposable plastic basin a circular bottom with ringed wall upstanding around it and having at the patient-neck location a first bag sealed along a low wall portion and up the sides thereof, and containing an easily insertable second bag which in turn contains polystyrene granules and which can be adjusted within the first bag to form a water-tight fit around the underside and sides of the patient's neck without sliding friction with the skin of the patient; the second bag can be supplied with any desired quantity of granules necessary to fit a particular patient; a roll-up flat tube of plastic is supplied at one or both sides for draining the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Inventor: Rosemary T. Hajek