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Publication numberUS3151346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1964
Filing dateMay 11, 1961
Priority dateMay 11, 1961
Publication numberUS 3151346 A, US 3151346A, US-A-3151346, US3151346 A, US3151346A
InventorsGray Gene W
Original AssigneeGray Gene W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket hair brush
US 3151346 A
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Oct. 6, 1964 G. w. GRAY 3,151,346

POCKET HAIR BRUSH Filed May 11, 1961 FIG. 2.

Gene W Gray United States Patent 3,151,346 POCKET HAR BRUSH Gene W. Gray, 237 E. 3rd 5., Salt Lake City, Utah Filed May 11, 1961, Ser. No. 109,341 7 Claims. (Cl. 15187) The present invention relates to a pocket hair brush.

An object of the present invention is to provide a hair brush of such size as to be readily carried in a pocket or purse.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a resilient and flat brush that lends itself for use as a shampoo and massage implement, one which may be used to groom the fur or hair of a pet animal, or may be used as a clothes brush.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a resilient pocket sized brush for many uses which may be manufactured at reasonable cost from plastic material, in such color as to be attractive in apperance, and in any shape that is comfortable to hold and found practical.

These objects and other advantages will be readily apparent when the following description is considered in the light of the attached drawing, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a side view of the brush of the present invention, shown in a position of use supported on a finger,

FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the back face of the brush,

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the front face,

FIGURE 4 is a view on an enlarged scale taken on line 44 of FIGURE 2, and

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged view of the bristle elements of the brush.

With more detailed reference to the drawing, the brush of the present invention consists in a flat resilient backing member 10, substantially oval in outline although it is to be understood that the member may be of any shape or size desired.

The member 113 is provided, in its midpart, with a pair of U-shaped slots 12 and 14, with the slot 12 parallel to and nested within the slot 14.

The part of the member between the slots 12 and 14 forms a resilient finger receiving loop 15 which may be bent outwardly of the back face of the member 10, as in FIGURE 1, for the insertion therethrough of a finger, as at 18. As can be readily discerned from FIGURES 2 and 3, each slot 12 and 14 has a width approximating one-half the width of the U-shaped element or loop 16.

The front face of the member 10 is provided over its whole surface, excepting the loop 16 with a plurality of spaced projections formed integrally with the member 10 and constituting bristle elements 21).

In use, the user slips a finger through the loop 16 and supports the member 10 against the palm and fingers, as in FIGURE 1, then proceeds to brush, massage, shampoo or otherwise treat the hair or skin, brush clothes, or groom an animal pet as desired.

It is intended that the brush of the present invention may be fabricated wholly of a plastic substance so as to be resilient, long lasting, easy to clean and sterilize, and in such colors as to be attractive when displayed for sale. It may also be altered in size and shape from the form illustrated and more than one loop for a finger may be provided or may be made large enough to accommodate more than one finger. Also the bristle elements may be as long as is found practical for the purpose of the brush of the present invention.

While only a preferred embodiment is shown and described, other embodiments of the present invention may be made and numerous changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention, as set forth in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A pocket hair brush comprising a flat backing member provided with a pair of U-shaped slots one nested within the other so that the part of said member between said slots provides a resilient finger receiving loop formed integrally with said member, and a plurality of spaced bristle elements projecting from one face of said member.

2. A pocket hair brush comprising a flat backing member provided with a pair of U-shaped slots one nested within the other so that the part of said member between said slots provides a resilient finger receiving loop formed integrally with said member, and a plurality of spaced bristle elements projecting from one face of said member, said elements being formed integrally with said member.

3. A pocket hair brush comprising a flat flexible plastic body having a first U-shaped slot and a second U-shaped slot disposed outwardly therefrom to form a U-shaped element composed of parallel leg portions and a connecting bight portion, said bight portion being capable of being flexed away from said body for the insertion of a persons finger, and a plurality of plastic bristles projecting from one face of said body, said U-shaped element being void of any bristles in order to prevent interference with the insertion of said finger.

4. A pocket hair brush in accordance with claim 3 in which one of said slots has a width approximating onehalf the width of said U-shaped element.

5. A pocket hair brush in accordance with claim 4 in which each of said slots has a width approximating onehalf the width of said U-shaped element.

6. A pocket hair brush of the character described comprising a flat flexible plastic body that is basically 0blongitudinal when viewed from the top, the said body having a plurality of downwardly extending, cone shaped bristles formed integral with the underside thereof, and structure adapted to secure the said hair brush to a persons finger, the said structure being formed by the said body having a U-shaped opening therein, and a second U-shaped opening smaller than the just mentioned U-shaped opening and inward of the first mentioned U-shaped opening, thereby providing a flexible U-shaped member through which a finger of a person using this said pocket hair brush is extended, the said U-shaped member now being inclined upwardly at an angle and the bottom of the finger resting against the top side of the said body and being integral with the said body to which it is normally parallel when not in use.

7. A pocket hair brush of the character described comprising a flat flexible plastic body that is basically oblongitudinal and having rounded ends when viewed from the top, the said body having a plurality of downwardly extending, cone shaped bristles formed integral with the underside thereof, and structure adapted to secure the said hair brush to a persons finger, the said structure being formed by the said body having a U-shaped open- 3 4 ing therein, and a second U-shaped opening smaller than References Cited in the file of this patent the just mentioned U-shaped opening and inward of the UNITED STATES PATENTS first mentioned U-shaped opening, thereby providing a flexible U-shaped member through which a finger of a 3 25:22 5 is person using this said pocket hair brush is extended, the 5 547:0 Bailey Oct. 1895 said U-shaped member now being inclined upwardly at 720,347 Sanford 1903 an angle and the bottom of the finger resting against the 1,736,209 Millard Nov. 19 1929 top side of the said body and being integral with the said 2,234,670 Fiandach Mar. 11, 1941 body to which it is normally parallel when not in use. 2,771,236 Clafi et a1. Nov. 20, 1956

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US6810553 *May 21, 1999Nov 2, 2004Kao CorporationDisposable brush
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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/187, 15/143.1, 401/8, 294/25, 15/227, 119/632
International ClassificationA46B5/00, A46B5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/04
European ClassificationA46B5/04