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Publication numberUS3384096 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1968
Filing dateMar 25, 1965
Priority dateMar 25, 1965
Publication numberUS 3384096 A, US 3384096A, US-A-3384096, US3384096 A, US3384096A
InventorsAnthony Paccione
Original AssigneeAnthony Paccione
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Oscillatory teasting comb
US 3384096 A
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May 21, 196s A. PACCIONE 3,384,096

OSCILLATORY TEASING 00MB Filed March 25, 1965 INVENTOR ANTHONY PACCIONE ATTORNEY.

United States Patent O 3,384,096 OSCILLATORY TEASING COMB Anthony Paccione, 1681 65th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11220 Filed Mar. 25, 1965, Ser. No. 442,719 4 Claims. (Cl. 132-11) ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE An oscillatory teasing comb comprising a housing having an annular portion at one end and a flat and open longitudinal portion extending for substantially the length of a comb Iand terminating in a raised portion. Means are provided for pivotally mounting the frame in the housing on the inner face thereof in order to permit an oscillating movement of the frame in the housing. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted relative to the housing having eccentric means on the drive shaft, and means for automatically selectively oscillating the drive shaft are provided, as well as a plate operatively connecting the drive shaft with the frame for oscillating movement of the latter, and a teasing comb removably secured in the frame and joining the oscillating movement of the latter.

The present invention relates to an oscillatory teasing comb and more particularly to mechanism for imparting oscillatory motion to teasing combs.

Teasing combs are known which have to be manually operated, in order to bring about the teasing of human hair.

It is desirable that themotion of the teasing comb is oscillatory for a predetermined limited angle.

It is, therefore, one object of the present invention to provide an oscillatory teasing comb, which comprises a frame wherein the teasing comb is removably mounted and the frame itself is pivotally mounted in an open housing for an oscillatory movement such that the plane of the teasing comb oscillates about an axis extending through the back of the teasing comb.

It is another object of the present invention to provide an oscillatory comb which includes means for imparting an oscillatory movement to the comb about an axis extending through the back of the comb.

With these and other objects in view, which will become apparent in the following detailed description, the present invention will be clearly understood in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a top plan View of the oscillatory telasing comb including a housing receiving the comb;

FIG. 2 is an axial section of the housing receiving the teasing comb;

FIG. 3 is a section along the lines 3 3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a section along the lines 4-4 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 5 is a section similar to that of FIG. 4 disclosing another embodiment of the teasing comb.

4Referring now to the drawing, and in particular to FIGS. 1 to 4, the oscillatory teasing comb comprises a main housing 1 which is preferably formed as a cylindrical hollow body open at one end and having an outer thread 2 which receives a cap member 3 having a complementary inner thread 4, whereby the cap member 3 is easily removed.

An electric battery 5 is disposed in the housing 1 adjacent an electric motor 6 fed by the battery 5 and having a shaft 7 which extends through an opening 8 provided in the en-d wall 9 of the housing 1.

An extension 10 of the housing 1 is secured to the latter and comprises an annular member 11 from which a at open housing portion 12 extends integrally. The

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annular member 11 surrounds the end portion of the housing 1 and is secured thereto by means of screws 13. The ilat open housing portion 12 has at its free end an upwardly bent portion 14.

A frame 15 of substantially U-sha-pe is disposed in the flat open housing portion 12 and is equipped with pivot pins 16 projecting outwardly from the leg members of the U-shaped frame 15, While the base of the latter has an outer bottom face of circular cross-section and is received in a recess 17 of lcomplementary circular crosssection of the flat open housing portion 12. The pivot pins 16 are mounted in complementary recesses of the end wall 9 of the housing 1 and of the upwardly directed portion of the housing portion 12, respectively, so that the frame 15 is mounted by means of the pins 16 to perform an oscillatory movement. The base of the U-shaped frame 15 has preferably two clamps 18 extending upwardly and receiving removably a teasing comb 19, so that the latter can be easily removed for replacement or vfor cleaning purposes.

The teasing comb 19 disclosed in FIGS. 1 and 4 has three parallel rows on teeth 20, while another embodiment of the teasing comb 19 disclosed in FIG. 5, has a single row of teeth 20. It is to be understood that teasing combs can be provided which have any desirable number of rows of teeth.

The motor shaft 7 has secured thereto at its free end a disc 21 which is equipped with a pin 22 extending eccentrically and perpendicularly therefrom. A longitudinal plate 23 is provided adjacent to and outside of the end wall 9 of the housing 1, which plate 23 has a bore through which one of the pins 16 extends and at its upper end is equipped with a longitudinal slot 24 which receives the eccentrically disposed pin 22. The lower end of the plate has a bent over portion 25 which is received in the opposite outer face of the base of the frame 15.

The housing 1 is equipped with a longitudinal slot 26 in which a switch member 27 is received for movement in axial direction of the housing for opening and closing the motor circuit in conventional manner. A spring 28 urges the battery 5 to the motor 6 to provide proper contact therebetween.

Upon rotation of the motor 6 by setting the switch 27, the pin 22 will confer an oscillatory motion to the plate 23 and the latter transmits this oscillating motion to the frame 15 about the axis defined by the pins 16. In this manner, due to the mounting of the teasing comb 19 in the frame 15, the teasing comb 19 will be likewise subjected to an oscillating motion.

While I have disclosed two embodiments of the present invention, it is to be understood that these embodiments are given by example only and not in a limiting sense, the scope of the present invention being determined by the objects and the claims.

I claim:

1. An oscillatory teasing comb comprising a housing having an annular portion at one end and a flat and open longitudinal portion extending for substantially the length of a comb and terminating in a raised portion,

said dat and open portion having an inner face of circular arc cross-section,

a substantially U-shaped frame having a base and two leg members, the outer faceof said base having a circular arc crosssection complementary to that of said inner rface of said flat and open portion of said housing,

means for pivotally mounting said frame in said housing on said inner face thereof in order to permit an oscillating movement of said frame in said housa drive shaft rotatably mounted relative to said housing,

eccentric means on said drive shaft,

means -for automatically selectively oscillating said drive shaft,

a plate operatively connecting said drive shaft with said frame for oscillating movement of the latter, and

a teasing comb removably secured in said frame and joining the oscillating movement of the latter.

2. The teasing comb, as set forth in claim 1, wherein said means for pivotally mounting said frame in said housing comprises pins extending laterally from said legs in said frame and being mounted in said housing.

3. The teasing comb, as set forth in claim 1, which includes an additional substantially cylindrical housing secured to said annular portion, said automatic means comprising,

an electric battery and an electric motor disposed axially relative to each other in said cylindrical housing, circuit means -for opening and closing, respectively, the cricuit to said motor, and said motor including said drive shaft. 4. An oscillatory teasing comb comprising a housing having an annular portion at one end and a fiat and open longitudinal portion extending for substantially the length of a comb to terminate in a raised portion, said at and open portion having an inner face of circular cross-section, a U-shaped frame having a base and two leg members, the outer face of said base having a circular crosssection complementary to that of said inner face of said at and open portion of said housing,

means for pivotally mounting said frame in said housing in order to permit an oscillating movement of said frame in said housing,

a drive shaft,

eccentric means on said drive shaft,

a plate operatively connecting said drive shaft with said frame for oscillatin7 movement of the latter, and

a teasing comb removably secured in said frame and joining the oscillating movement of the latter,

said eccentric means on said drive shaft comprises a disc secured to said drive shaft and having a pin eccentrically mounted thereon,

a longitudinal plate having a longitudinal slot at one end thereof, in order to receive said eccentrically mounted pin, and

said longitudinal plate has at its other end a bent over portion received by the opposite leg member of said trame, said eccentrically mounted pin and said bent over portion of said plate being disposed on opposite sides of the pivotal axis of said frame.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,267,031 12/1941 Ieierson 132-34X 3,066,683 12/1962 Pace 132-11 LOUIS G. MANCENE, Primary Examiner.

R. PESHOCK, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/119.1, 132/148, D28/24
International ClassificationA45D24/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/007
European ClassificationA45D24/00P