With Post-type Support Patents (Class 4/522)
  • Patent number: 6694540
    Abstract: A hair washing apparatus and method of use of the same is provided. The apparatus includes a basin having an outer edge and an inner edge that defines an opening extending through the basin. A support structure is attached to the wash basin for vertically positioning the wash basin in a user desired position. The wash basin is formed of a generally rigid material such that when a person's head is positioned within the opening, the basin prevents the person's head from moving while the hair is being washed. The apparatus further includes a flexible tube having a lower end attached to the inner edge around the opening and an upper end through which the hair of the person may extend. The upper end engages the head below the hair such that when the hair is being washed, the wash water does not flow down the head and face of the person, but is directed into the wash basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventors: James P. Mazzulla, Thomas J. Jarosz, Ignatius Duros, Lori Miller
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030177571
    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: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: Takara Belmont Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tadaka, Keiji Ito, Norimasa Okuzaki, Hajime Mizutani
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 4584731
    Abstract: A two-piece patient support having height adjustable legs. One piece of the support includes hinged sections for ease in elevating the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Dennis L. Carter