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Publication numberUS3410492 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1968
Filing dateJan 28, 1966
Priority dateJan 28, 1966
Publication numberUS 3410492 A, US 3410492A, US-A-3410492, US3410492 A, US3410492A
InventorsDouglas George B, Eberhardt Roland C
Original AssigneeGeorge B. Douglas, Roland C. Eberhardt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair spray applicator
US 3410492 A
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Nov. 12, 1968 G. B. DOUGLAS ETAL 3,410,492

HAIR SPRAY APPLICATOR Filed Jan. 28, 1966 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTORS. 50245 3. 2005/. 4.5

Nov. 12, 1968 G. s. DOUGLAS ETAL 3,410,492

HAIR SPRAY APPLI CATOR Filed Jan. 28, 1966 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS 4502 5 5. 20042 45' 204/? D 6. [BEE/4,207

United States Patent 3,410,492 HAIR SPRAY APPLICATOR George B. Douglas, 550 40th St., and Roland C. Eberhardt, 753 W. 8th St, both of San Pedro, Calif. 90731 Filed Jan. 28, 1966, Ser. No. 523,666 2 Claims. (Cl. 239-573) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE In a hair spray applicator where a flexible conduit is connected to the aerosol can by suitable means, this flexible conduit extends to a hand controlled nozzle. The conduit fills with fluid, and if the conduit is maintained in a fluid filled condition and under pressure it will not congeal or clog during the intervals it is not in use. Also when the applicator is removed from the aerosol can the flexible conduit is maintained in a filled condition because of a check valve which prevents fluid from flowing out of the conduit during the time that it is disconnected from the aerosol can.

This invention relates to a hair spray applicator whereby various types of hair setting or other types of lotions may be more effectively applied to the hair by the user.

An object of our invention is to provide a novel applicator attachment which can be afiixed to an aerosol can containing the hair fluid under pressure; the applicator including a Wand or tube with a finger controllable valve thereon to control the flow of hair fluid onto the head of the user.

Another object of our invention is to provide a novel hair spray applicator of the character stated in which the shape of the spray emitted from the nozzle is semicircular, or approximately so, to more accurately direct the fluid onto the head of the user.

Stil l another object is to provide a novel hair spray applicator of the character stated in which the hair spray bottle or aerosol can is not used directly as the instrument to spray the product onto the head of the user.

Still another object of our invention is to provide a novel hair spray applicator which can be quickly and easily mounted on or removed from the usual aerosol can containing the fluid to be sprayed onto the hair of the user.

Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawings, the subjoined detailed description and the appended claims.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of our hair spray applicator.

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the hair spray applicator and with the cover in an open position.

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of the tip of the dispensing wand.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 44 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 55 of FIGURE 2.

FIGURE 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 6-6 of FIGURE 1.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicates an aerosol or pressure can of a usual and well known type, and in which the hair spray liquid is packaged, all of which is usual and well known in the art. A disk 2 is fixedly mounted on the upper end of the can 1, and this disk is standard in diameter and shape in all aerosol cans now on the market, and which cans contain the hair fluid or dressing. A valve conduit member 3 is positioned in the center of the disk 2 and projects upwardly above this disk, substantially as shown 3,410,492 Patented Nov. 12, 1968 in FIGURE 4. The conduit member 3 when depressed or tilted operates the aerosol valve to cause the liquid within the can 1 to be discharged upwardly through the conduit member. This construction is illustrated in the patent to Green, No. 2,731,298, granted Jan. 17, 1956. The conduit member 3 may vary slightly in outside diameter; however, this variation in size is compensated for in our device, as will be subsequently described. To overcome the necessity of the operator holding the aerosol can 1 in her hand while applying the hair dressing or spray to her head is accomplished by our applicator 4. Our applicator 4 consists of an upper housing member 5 which is preferably frustoconical in shape, although other shapes may be used if desired. A skirt or seat member 6 is provided on the lower end of the housing 5 and this aligning member rests on the upper end of the can 1, substantially as shown in FIGURES 1, 2 and 4. The housing 5 and the mounting member 6 are securely held in position on the aerosol can 1 by means of one or more spring pressed latching fingers 7, which are pivotally mounted on a cap 8 fixedly mounted within the housing 5. Latching finger 7 is pivotally mounted at 9 on the cap 8, as shown in FIGURE 4. The cap 8 is open at the bottom and rests on top of the disk 2 and is fixedly held within the housing 5 by means of the ring 10 to which the cap 8 is welded or soldered. The latching finger 7 is engaged by the spring 11 to press the lower end of the latching finger inwardly against the bottom of the disk 2, as shown in FIGURE 4. A button 12 on the upper end of the latching finger 7 protrudes through a hole 13 in the housing 5, thus enabling the user to swing the latching finger 7 outwardly and release the applicator from the aerosol can when desired.

A sleeve 14 is slidably mounted in the cap 8 and is spring pressed in a downward direction by the spring 15. The sleeve 14 is tubular and the lower end is tapered, as shown at 16, so that the sleeve will accurately fit upon the conduit member 3 even though the conduit may vary somewhat in diameter. To limit the downward movement of the sleeve 14, we provide the stop ring 15 which is positioned above the wall of the cap 8. A small flexible tube 17 is secured to the upper end of the sleeve 14 and this flexible tube extends to an applicator or wand 18. A spring pressed check ball 19 is mounted in the sleeve 14 to prevent any liquid within the tube 17 from draining downwardly into the cap 8. The ball 19 is spring pressed so that it is seated, except when pressure is exerted against it from the aerosol can 1.

The applicator or wand 18 and the flexible tube 17 are stored in the housing 5 by inserting the wand 18 in the receiver 20 on the side of the housing 5. The flexible tube 17 will be folded within the housing 5 and the hinged cover 21 will then be closed. A spring latch 22 on the cover 21 engages a shoulder 23 on the housing 5, to thus hold the cover in closed position.

The wand or applicator tube 18 is preferably hinged in the center, as shown at 24, which permits the wand to be folded in half and thus more effectively stored in the receiver 20. The wand 18 thus includes two tubular members 25 and 26. A nozzle 27 is attached to the upper end of the tube 25. The nozzle 27 has a jet opening 28 which is so shaped that the spray therefrom will be in the form of a half circle instead of a complete circle, thus enabling the user to more effectively direct the liquid onto the hair, and particularly along the various hairlines around the face.

To control the flow of fluid to the nozzle 27, we provide a valve 29 in the lower part 26 of the wand 18. This valve consists of a head 30 slidably mounted in the counterbore 31. A control pin 32 projects from the side of the tube 26 and is engaged by the finger lever 33. The flexible tube 17 is connected to an intake bore 34,

which intake bore extends into a counterbore 35 in the bottom of the bore 31. A cone 36, formed of a flexible material, is mounted on the head 30 and in one position will seal the bore 35. When unseated, fluid can flow into the area below the head 30 and within the bore 31. An outlet bore 37 extends from the counterbo re 38 which extends from the bottom of the bore 31 as shown in FIGURE 5. A conical valve 39, formed of a flexible material, is mounted on the head 30 and will seal the bore 38 in one position, again as shown in FIGURE 5. When the head 30 is moved by the finger lever 33 the valve members 36 and 39 are unseated, permitting fluid to flow upwardly into the flexible conduit 40 which extends upwardly through the wand elements 25 and 26, and thence to the spray tip 27 where the fluid is emitted and directed onto the head of the user, and particularly to various parts of the hair which are to be treated by means of the setting fluid or other dressing material. The tube 17 is of sufficient length so that the aerosol can 1 can remain stationary on the dresser or shelf, and the user merely holds a light wand 18 and the small diameter flexible tubing 17, thus enabling the user to easily direct the flow of dressing material onto the hair.

Having described our invention, we claim:

1. The combination with an aerosol can containing a fluid under pressure and a liquid valve conduit of a hair spray applicator comprising a housing, means mounting the housing on the aerosol can on the end thereof con taining the liquid discharge conduit, means in said housing engaging and opening the liquid discharge conduit, an applicator wand, valve means in said applicator wand, and a flexible conduit extending from the means engaging the liquid discharge conduit to the applicator wand, and wherein the means in the housing engaging and opening the liquid discharge conduit comprises a spring pressed sleeve slidably mounted in the housing and yieldably engaging the discharge conduit and check valve means in said sleeve.

2. The combination with an aerosol can containing a fluid under pressure and a liquid discharge valve conduit of a hair spray applicator comprising a housing, means mounting the housing on the aerosol can on the end thereof containing the liquid discharge conduit, means in said housing engaging and opening the liquid discharge conduit, an applicator Wand, valve means in said applicator wand, and a flexible conduit extending from the means engaging the liquid discharge conduit to the applicator wand, and wherein the aerosol can has a disk fixedly mounted on one end thereof, and said means mounting the housing on the aerosol can consisting of a spring pressed latching finger mounted in the housing, one end of said latching finger engaging the disk, and said means engaging and opening the liquid discharge conduit including a spring pressed sleeve slidably mounted in the housing, one end of said sleeve engaging the liquid discharge conduit and a spring pressed ball check valve in said sleeve.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,989,244 6/1961 Matthewson 239-337 X 3,116,021 12/1963 Born 239-588 3,305,144 2/1967 Beres et al. 239337 M. HENSON WOOD, 111., Primary Examiner.

MICHAEL Y. MAR, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/573, 222/400.7, 239/588, 239/579, 222/402.14
International ClassificationA45D19/00, A45D19/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/02
European ClassificationA45D19/02