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Publication numberUS3013280 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1961
Filing dateOct 28, 1959
Priority dateOct 28, 1959
Publication numberUS 3013280 A, US 3013280A, US-A-3013280, US3013280 A, US3013280A
InventorsCoffman Nellie V, Wilson Joe L
Original AssigneeCoffman Nellie V, Wilson Joe L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable shampoo device
US 3013280 A
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Dec. 19, 1961 N. v. COFFMAN ETAL 3,013,280

PORTABLE SHAMPOO DEVICE Filed Oct. 28, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 1' 94 (R; I A m2 W lla x 3 INVENTORS IVELL/E 1 COFFMA/V BY (/05 L. h usozv Arrozme Y atent Ofitice 3,013,280 Patented Dec. 19, 1961 PORTABLE SHAMPOO DEVICE Nellie V. Coifman, -304 N. Sergeant, Joplin, Mo., and

' Joe L. Wilson, 508 3rd Ave. NE., Miami, Okla.

Filed Oct. 28, 1959, Ser. No. 849,319 1 Claim. (Cl. 4-159) 1 This invention relates to a shampoo and beauty device, and it more particularly relates to a device of the aforesaid type which is portable to enable it to be used wherever desired.

The present device is adapted for use by invalids or the aged in homes or hospitals and permits such people to obtain all the advantages of a shampoo without leaving their beds or chairs.

There have heretofore been various attempts to provide portable shampoo devices for similar purposes. However, these prior devices were either overly complex and expensive or too filmsy and poorly constructed to adequately fulfill their intended purposes. Furthermore, these prior devices generally could not be adjusted to suit the various types of users.

It is one object of the present invention to overcome the above and other disadvantages of the prior art by providing a shampoo device which is portable, compact and relatively simple in construction.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a shampoo device of the aforesaid type which is easy to use and which is adapted to be quickly and easily filled and drained.

Other objects of the present invention are to provide an improved shampoo device, of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, which is sturdy in construction, and which is highly efficient in operation.

With the above and related objects in view, this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a device embodying the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the device of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a top plan view taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 44 of FIG. 2.

Referring in greater detail to the drawings wherein similar reference characters refer to similar parts, there is shown a portable shampoo device, generally designated 10, comprising a framework 12 of generally rectangular shape. The framework 12 is supported for movement by means of wheels or rollers 14 mounted for rotation on brackets 16 depending from the bottom of the framework. In order to retain the housing from moving about when in the desired position, there is provided a brake finger 18 pivoted at 20 to a bracket 22 on the bottom of the framework 12. This brake finger is provided with a step-on portion 24.

At the bottom of the framework 12, at the front portion thereof, there are provided a plurality of compantments 26 for holding towels, soap and the like. These compartments 26 are closed by doors 28 having knobs 30.

Rearwardly of compartments 26, at the bottom of the framework 12, is provided a drain tank 32 which is substantially completely enclosed and which supports on its top a pump 34 actuated by an electric motor 36. The motor 36 is connected to a source of electrical energy (not shown).

At the upper portion of the framework 12 is provided a closed, warm water supply tank 38 supported on the framework 12 by any suitable means. There is also provided, at the rear upper portion of the framework 12, generally U-shaped handle bar.

Extending down from the bottom of tank 38, and communicating with the interior thereof, is a pipe 42 conneoted to a gate valve 44. The valve 44 is operated by a handle 46 and is connected through a pipe 48 to a pipe 50 extending from the pump 34. The pipe 50 is connected to a gate valve 52 operated by a handle 54. This valve 52 is also connected to an open-ended pipe 56. Leading down from the intermediate portion of pipe 56 is a vertical suction pipe 58 having a gate valve 59 at its upper end. The lower end of the pipe 58 extends into the drain tank 32.

Extending up from the top of the pump 34 is a pipe 60 leading into the intermediate portion of a pipe 62 and also into a gate valve 63. A pipe 64 leads from valve 63 into valve 44.

The pipe 62 is connected at one end to a gate valve 65 operated by handle 66 and at the other end to a gate valve 68 operated by handle 70. The gate valve *68 is connected to an open ended pipe 72 while the gate valve 64 is connected through an elbow 7 4 to a flexible hose 76 leading to a faucet 78 on a sink or receptacle 80. The faucet 78 is connected by conduit 82 to the base 84 of a spray consisting of a spray pipe 86, retained by a bracket 88 on the framework 12, and supplied at its other end with a spray head 90.

At the bottom of the sink is an aperture to which is connected one end of a flexible drain hose 92 which, at its lower end, leads into tank 32. The tank 32 is also provided with an upstanding air vent tube 94 leading up from an aperture in the topof tank 3-2 and having a bent end at its upper portion.

The tank 38 is provided with a pair of spaced apertures at its upper end. In one of these apertures is mounted a pipe 96 leading down part of the way toward the bottom of the tank 38. In the other aperture is positioned the upper end of a tube 98 which extends down into the tank 38 and then through an aperture in its side Wall. Outside the tank 38, the tube 98 is provided with a flexible extension 100 leading to a faucet 102 on the sink 80. Within the tank 38, at a predetermined position short of the top of the tank, the tube 98 is provided with an aperture 104 to provide a form of communication with the interior of tank 38.

The sink 80 is adapted to be vertically adjusted as desired by the user. This vertical adjustment is effected by means of a threaded rod 106 rotatably mounted in a bracket 108 fixed to framework 12. The upper end of the rod 106 extends through a bearing at the upper end of framework 12 and is provided with a rotatable handle 110. An internally threaded collar or nut 112 encircles the rod 106 and is threadedly engaged therewith. The nut 112 is fixed to and supports the sink 80.

If desired an electrical heating unit 114 may be provided at the bottom of tank 38. With such heater, the water may be brought into the tank 38 while still cold, thereby obviating the necessity of a source of warm water.

In operation, with the device in place and sink adjusted, the tank 38 is filled with hot or cold Water, depending on whether the heater 114 is used. This is done either by connecting a hose from the source (not shown) to the top of pipe 96, or if there is a lack of pressure at the source, by connecting the hose to pipe 56. Then the valves 52 and 63 are opened and the other valves are closed. The pump 34 is then actuated to pump the water into the tank 38. During this pumping procedure, the faucet 102 is left open so that it establishes a vent from the tank 38 to atmosphere. When the level of the water in the tank 38 reaches aperture 104, water flows through faucet 102 which servm as an overflow and indicates that the pump should be stopped.

When warm water is to be sent from tank 38 to the spray head 90, the valves 44' and 65 are opened and the others are closed. The pump is then actuated to force water from tank 38 through hose 76 and through faucet 78 into conduit 82. The faucet 78 is used to turn the water off and on.

When it is desired to empty the drain tank 32, the valves 59 and 68 are opened and the other valves are closed. A drain hose is then attached to pipe 72. The pump 34 is then actuated to pump the water out of tank 32 and through the drain hose to a collection point or the like. In most instances, the device is filled at the source, is then moved to where the patient is lying. After the patient has been given the shampoo and dried with towels from compartments 26, the device is moved back to a position where the water can be removed from the drain tank 32 most conveniently. This saves any mess or bother of drainage where the shampoo is given.

Although this invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.

Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, What is claimed is:

A readily portable shampoo device comprising a hollow framework mounted on a rotatable support means, an upper supply tank and a lower drain tank mounted on said framework interiorly thereof, a screw-threaded vertical elevator rod rotatably mounted in said framework, an internally-threaded collar in said framework in threaded engagement with said rod, a sink supported by said collar for vertical adjustment relative to said framework, a handle for rotating said rod to provide said vertical adjustment, an air vent conduit within said supply tank, a first faucet, flexible means connecting said first faucet to said conduit, said first faucet being mounted on said sink, a pump means mounted on and within said framework, a second faucet mounted on said sink, eonduit means connecting said pump means to said supply tank and to said second faucet, a spray head mounted on said sink to discharge therewith, means operatively connecting said spray head to said second faucet, valve means for selectively connecting said pump means to said supply tank and said second faucet, and suction means provided on said drain tank for removing liquid therefrom, said suction means being operatively connected to said pump means, an interposed valve means for selectively connecting said suction means to said pump means.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,648,849 Webb et al Aug. 18, 1953 2,817,094 Lessley Dec. 24, 1957 2,850,742 Glintz Sept. 9, 1958 2,854,969 Nolan Oct. 7, 1958 2,875,452 Portolano Mar. 3, 1959 FOREIGN PATENTS 569,966 France Jan. 12. 1924

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U.S. Classification4/516
International ClassificationA45D19/04, A45D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/04
European ClassificationA45D19/04