|Publication number||US3128882 A|
|Publication date||Apr 14, 1964|
|Filing date||Jul 11, 1963|
|Priority date||Jul 11, 1963|
|Publication number||US 3128882 A, US 3128882A, US-A-3128882, US3128882 A, US3128882A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (11), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 14, 1964 R KARDULAS 3,128,882
HAIR ROLLER HOLDER Fi1ed July 11, 1965.
United States Patent O 3,l28,882 HAIR RLLER HLDER Rena Kardulas, 30 @rehard Ave., Nashua, NH. Filed .Inly 11, i963, Ser. No. 234,290 6 Claims. (Cl. 2li-13) This invention relates generally to a holder for hair rollers and more specifically to a holder which allows the viewer to visually and readily determine the whereabouts of a hair roller having particular dimensions.
Readily distinguishing and separating hair rollers of various dimensions has historically constituted a serious problem for the beautician. This problem is readily comprehended when it is considered that a beautician often utilizes hair rollers of several `slightly differing dimensions in styling a single coiffure. To alleviate this problem, hair rollers of different dimensions have commonly been color coded. While color coding has proven extremely beneficial in the recognition of a hair roller of a particular dimension, the problem of having instantly available a hair roller of a particular size has not been solved due to. the tendency of hair rollers to become entangled and to require considerable effort in untangling. Said effort is of no particular consequence to an individual who has both hands free, but clearly presents an undesirable obstacle to a beautician who often seeks a hair roller of a particular dimension when one hand is preoccupied.
In accordance with the hair roller holder of the present invention, however, the problem of readily distinguishing and separating hair rollers of varying dimensions has been resolved.
Accordingly, it is a principal object of the present invention to provide an improved holder for hair rollers.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a holder for hair rollers which renders the identiiication and separation of hair rollers of varying dimensions an easy task even for an individual possessing but one free hand.
`Other objects and advantages of the present invention will in part appear hereinafter and will in part be obvious from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings which constitute a part of the present specification and wherein:
FIGURE 1 comprises a side view of a holder of the present invention; and
FIGURE 2 comprises a top view of the holder of FIG- URE l; and
FIGURE 3 comprises a schematic diagrammatic partial1 side View of FIGURE l taken along the lines 3 3; an
FIGURE 4 comprises a diagrammatic, schematic partial side View of FIGURE l lalong lines 3 3 as in FIG- URE 3 but `as shown in FIGURE 4, there are three hair rollers disposed upon the carrier.
In accordance with the present invention, referring now to the drawings, a typical holder for hair rollers of varying dimensions comprises a base and at least two carriers 12 having a cylindrical figuration. Each carrier has at least three cylindrical surfaces lil, 2t? and 22 and contains at least two shoulder surfaces 14 and 16. In accordance with the present invention, it is necessary that the radius of curvature of each of the cylindrical surfaces be slightly less than the radius of curvature of the inside diameter of a hair roller of a particular diameter. Thus, for example, cylindrical surface I3 can have a diameter a little less than about 3%2 in. and a little larger than about 35732 in., so that a hair roller having an internal diameter of, for example, about 37/32 in. will inherently readily pass thereover and come to rest upon base 10. On the other hand, cylindrical sur- ICC face 42t? could then have a diameter of less than about 3%2 in., but more than about 27/32 in., so that a hair roller having an internal diameter of about 31/32 in. will readily pass thereover and come to rest upon shoulder I4. Note that (as is clearly apparent `in FIGURE 4) the roller having an internal diameter of about 31/32 in. (a) will readily slip inside the roller having an internal diameter of about 37/32 in., (b) will protrude over the roller having an internal diameter of about 3%,2 in., but (c) will not slip over surface 13. Continuing upwardly on the carrier, cylindrical surface 22 can then have a diameter of less than about 2%2 in., but more than about 2%2 in., thereby to accommodate a hair roller having an internal diameter of about 2%2 in. on shoulder surface I6. Note that said roller having a diameter of about 2%2 in. will inherently (a) readily slip inside the roller resting on shoulder 14, (b) protrude above the roller resting on shoulder 14 (as illustrated in FIG- URE 3), and (c) will not slip over surface 20.
It is obvious that the number of carriers on a particular base, the radius of curvature of the cylindrical surfaces on a particular carrier, the number of shoulder surfaces on a particular carrier, and the other dimensions of the various surfaces on said carrier (i.e. the width of the shoulder surfaces and/or the height of the cylindrical surfaces) are not inherently critical.
With respect to the number of carriers that can be positioned on a single base, it must be remembered that the distance between the carriers (i.e. as measured along the surface of the base) should be sufficient (a) to permit the largest diameter hair roller to `be utilized to slip down over the entire height of a carrier and (b) to permit easy access for the fingers to said largest `diameter hair roller. In general, a separation between carriers of at least about one inch, and preferably of at least about y1.25 in., has been found to be desirable.
The radius of curvature of each of the cylindrical surfaces is entirely flexible and is in practice largely dictated by the diameter of the hair rollers to be placed on each carrier. The choosing of a proper radius of curvature to accommodate a particular hair roller is intuitively obvious from the above Idiscussion and is not a matter for concern.
The height of each cylindrical surface is likewise not critical but obviously the heights of the cylindrical surfaces should be chosen so as to leave the top of each hair roller sufficiently exposed to allow facile identitication and handling. In practice, cylindrical surface heights of at least about 1/2 in., and preferably at least about S; in., have been found to be desirable.
The width of the shoulder surfaces can obviously be substantially altered without adversely affecting the principles involved in the present invention. It has been found for best results, however, that the width of the shoulder surfaces should approximate the thickness of the walls or sides lof the hair rollers. Most currently commercially available, standard sized hair rollers have wall widths between about 3/32 in., and about 1%2 in., and therefore for best results, the width of the shoulder surfaces should be chosen accordingly. In any case, the width of the shoulder surfaces is in part dictated by the thickness of the walls of the hair rollers.
The materials of construction of the various components of the holder of the present invention are clearly not critical. Thus, base 10 can be constructed of any suitable material such as 1)/16 in. plywood, plastics such as high density polyethylene, etc. Likewise, carriers I12 can, for example, be solid and wooden, or plastic, or most desirably, tubular extrudates, for example of polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.
The manner in which the carriers are secured to the base is not critical so long as each carrier is well secured. Thus, the `carriers can be secured to the base with screws, glue or any other appropriate well-known means.
Clearly many changes can be made in the holder for hair rollers described above without departing from the scope of the present invention. For example, the specilic holder described above has dimensions that are particularly appropriate for use with hair rollers that are currently standard commercially available items, i.e. most available hair rollers have internal diameters of 1%2, 25k/gg, ill/Q2, or 3%2 in., and lengths of from about 21/2 to 2% in. Clearly, it is a simple matter to alter the dimensions of the cylindrical and shoulder surfaces of the above-described holder to accommodate on a single carrier, hair rollers having dimensions that are entirely different, for example, having different lengths. Likewise, while each carrier on the holder described above is specifically intended to accommodate only three rollers, only a minor alteration is required to provide carriers intended to accommodate, say, five rollers each. Accordingly, it is intended that the above description be illustrative in nature and in no Way limit the present invention.
What I claim is:
1. A holder for hair rollers which comprises a base having secured thereto at least two cylindrical carriers that are spaced apart, each carrier comprising at least three cylindrical surfaces, each cylindrical surface having a suiciently greater diameter than the cylindrical surface above it to define a shoulder surface Wide enough to support a hair roller.
2. The holder of claim 1 wherein each carrier comprises six cylindrical lsurfaces and live shoulder surfaces.
3. The holder of claim l wherein said carriers are spaced at least about one inch apart.
4. The holder of claim l wherein the height of each of the cylindrical surfaces is at least about 1/2 inch.
5. The holder of claim 1 wherein said shoulder surfaces have a width of from about J/32 in. to about "lo in.
6. A hair roller holder which comprises a base having secured thereto at least two cylindrical carriers that are spaced apart, each carrier comprising at least three cylindrical surfaces, each cylindrical surface having a sutliciently greater diameter than the cylindrical surface above it to define a shoulder surface wide enough to support a hair roller and a hair roller disposed upon said shoulder surface.
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|U.S. Classification||211/13.1, 211/60.1, 206/446|