Supported By Body Patents (Class 4/521)
  • 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: 8245323
    Abstract: A head-worn liquid shield has a substantially half-circled brim, a tautening edge portion, and a sealing tube that provides an effective sealing means for protecting a user's face, nose, ears and eyes from water, soap, shampoo and other hairdressing materials. The sealing tube is compressible to result in a diameter size automatically adjusted according to the pressure exerted on the sealing tube by the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Hui Shao
  • Patent number: 8146607
    Abstract: A method and device for administering minoxidil and other topical solutions to the scalp. The method entails administering a minoxidil preparation through a manifold that fits over the scalp of a patient, and placing a moisture barrier over the scalp for a period of time effective to enhance absorption of the minoxidil preparation by the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Michael I. Rabin, David A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7661149
    Abstract: A cape for protecting a user and a utility such as a sink or a tub from damage by chemical or biological waste generated during personal care procedures by seamlessly covering both while being attached to both the user and the utility. The cape including a neck portion adapted to be secured to the user at a neck. The cape further including an outer edge spaced from the neck portion to cover the user and extend over the sink, a plurality of holes formed in the cape to adapt to the sink and a connector to hold the cape on the sink. The connector may be a magnet fastener, a drain ring to secure the cape to the drain hole, adhesive backed tape or hook and loop material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventors: Chikezie Ottah, Kenneth Ottah, Chika Ottah
  • Patent number: 7010818
    Abstract: A portable shampooing sink having: a semi-rigid annular ring having a front and a rear as defined by location about the neck of a user; a neck closure inside of the semi-rigid annular ring; a skirt intermediate the semi- rigid annular ring and the neck closure; and a drain located at the rear. According to certain preferred embodiments, the semi-rigid annular ring is a split ring defining an opening, the skirt includes a slit that provides access between the opening in the split ring and the neck closure and the neck closure is a tube having a smooth exterior surface and a padded interior for comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Judy Terry Hall
  • 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: 6519777
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective garment adapted to preventing a wearer's face, clothing, and body and becoming wet while the wearer's hair is being washed, rinsed or otherwise treated with substantial volume of liquid. The protective garment article includes a sheet member made out of a water proof substance that has a upper portion and a bottom portion. There is an opening in the upper portion of the sheet member. This means is connected to the sheet member to suitably hold opening fits around the wearer's head at the hair line enabling the face portion of the head to be on one side of the sheet and the hair portion of the head to be on the other side of the sheet. Around this opening is a sealing means that forms a water proof seal around the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Wilma Speelman
  • 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: 5946745
    Abstract: A hair washing or shampooing device includes a pair of interlocking bowls and a drainage tank that eliminate the need for a conventional sink and which further eliminates the need for a client to bend his or her neck backward during a hair cleaning process. A secondary bowl surmounts a primary bowl and has a greater breadth than the primary bowl so that liquids splashing against the secondary bowl are directed into the primary bowl. A sump formed in the primary bowl is connected by a drainage hose to a drainage tank which may be manually emptied or emptied by a pump. A liquid-delivery hose extends through an opening formed in the secondary bowl, and a liquid-dispensing nozzle having a trigger is attached to the free end of the hose to facilitate the hair-cleaning process. The inner part of a cape is connected to the primary bowl and the outlying part of the cape overlies the client's shoulders to protect them from wetness. A belt member is tightened around the cape to further secure it into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Harvey Magee
  • Patent number: 5940885
    Abstract: A cap is provided for preventing water from coming in contact with a face of a user. Included is an elastic closed loop band and a dish portion. The dish portion includes a resilient sheet with a bottom edge integrally coupled to the closed loop band and extending upwardly and outwardly therefrom with an arcuate vertical cross-section. A peripheral member is integrally coupled to an upper peripheral edge of the sheet of the dish portion. Also included is a water channel having a substantially planar plate with an inboard end coupled to the upper peripheral edge of the sheet of the dish portion and extending upwardly and outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Joan Matthews
  • 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: 5551088
    Abstract: A single sheet of plastic material having a head opening notch at a front end, thus forming horns at the sides, the horns having free ends directed inwardly toward each. Detachable securing patches are applied ought he free ends of the horns. The side edges of the sheet, at the rear end, are folded over and stitched together, forming a tube. The horns are detachable applied to the head of the patron, forming a channel leading rearwardly to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: Sharon Stepp
  • Patent number: 5263206
    Abstract: A Portable Shampoo Basin for providing means for applying a shampoo to bedridden patients, having means for the drainage of the excess shampoo, water, and other liquid residues into a catch basin, thereby preventing the soiling of the bedding of the patient. A suitable head rest is located in the drain area of the Shampoo Basin for providing a comfortable position for the patient, allowing for patients with different handicaps, even those with hunch backs. A tool storage area is provided for storing the shampoo tools, combs, brushes, and other paraphenalia during the shampoo. Sufficient room in the Shampoo Basin is provided for the insertion of cushions, and other supporting equipment, required for the comfort of various handicapped patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Nancy L. Rupp
  • Patent number: 5146629
    Abstract: Rinse shields are disclosed that are adapted to be worn by a person while the person's hair is being washed, rinsed, or otherwise treated with a liquid and while the person's upper body is in an upright position. The rinse shields prevent the liquid from contacting the subject's body or clothing below the hairline level when the rinse shield is being worn. The various embodiments, each of which is adapted to be worn around the subject's head at about the hairline level with the subject's hair placed above the hairline level, basically comprise a front, or taut, portion and a tail portion contiguous with the front portion. The front portion defines an opening therethrough adapted to sealingly fit to the person's head at about the hairline level and is adapted to form a brim around the front and sides of the person's head. Various stiffeners may be incorporated into the front portion to facilitate forming the brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventor: Monica L. Barnes
  • Patent number: 5099865
    Abstract: A hair washing aid 1 comprises a disposable flexible hood 2 having an opening 4 for fitting around the head 5 of an invalid and an inlet 6 at the top of the hood 2 for water and shampoo. The inlet 6 is sized to accommodate an attendant's hands for washing the hair, in use. A double sided hypo-allergenic tape 10 is used to attach the hood 2 in position and to form a fluid barrier to prevent fluid escaping from the hood 2, in use. An overlapping flap portion 20 of the hood 2 allows the hood to accommodate a range of head sizes. An integrally formed extension 30 of the hood defines a pocket for collection of water and shampoo run-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Healthcare Design Limited
    Inventors: Rita Flannery, Mary B. Henry
  • 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: 5023963
    Abstract: A self adjusting and self securing shampoo tray for accommodating recipients of varying heights sitting in an upright position without the need of fastening or strapping the shampoo tray to the recipients or a runoff receiving basin comprises a rigid body divided into first and second sections by a hinge allowing the free end of the first section which contains an arcuate neck receiving opening swing with respect to the second section. Attached to the bottom of the first section are shoulder supports being of greatest height proximate to the neck receiving opening and of decreasing height as they extend therefrom such that the height and slope of the supports is sufficient to maintain the neck receiving opening against a recipient's neck while directing run-off flow towards the second section and into a receiving basin regardless of the height of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Inventor: Naomi R. Vogel
  • Patent number: 4982458
    Abstract: A drip tray for a solution applied to the head of a wearer of the tray, the tray having a horseshoe configuration with a central neck opening accessed through a narrower slot between arms of the tray and wherein the tray is made from a flexible material permitting the slot to be widened to allow the tray to be mounted on the neck of a wearer, the tray has a trough cross-sectional with a grossly depressed floor portion at substantially the mid-length position of the trough to provide a solution receiving well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Wolfgang Arnet
  • Patent number: 4933998
    Abstract: A drip tray for a solution applied to the head of a wearer of the tray, the tray having a horseshoe configuration with a central neck opening accessed through a narrower slot between arms of the tray and wherein the tray is made from a flexible material permitting the slot to be widened to allow the tray to be mounted on the neck of a wearer, the tray has a trough cross-sectional with a grossly depressed floor portion at substantially the mid-length position of the trough to provide a solution receiving well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Wolfgang Arnet
  • 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: 4216551
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved shampoo tray device of the type having a tray with neck receiving aperture and side ridges which tray affixes to the individual being shampooed. The tray includes a first and second side channel formed within the tray extending along the sides of the neck of the user. Seal means are provided for water-tight contact of the tray to the individual's neck as well as a first and second retention strap affixed to the first and second side channels, respectively. The retention straps have a plurality of retention means such as Velcro strips along the length thereof. At least one spray head retention aperture can be defined in a side ridge of the tray adapted for holding a water spay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Inventor: Edward J. Pasquarello