US 3506323 A
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April 14, 1970 B. LEPRINCE 3,506,323
BEAUTICIAN' S ASEPTIZING STAND Filed May 29, 1968 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 INV E-NT OR BY seminesandsemms ATTORNEYS April 14, 1970 3,506,323
BEAUTICIAN S ASEPTI ZING STAND Filed May 29, 1968 v 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR BY semmesandsemmes ATTORNEYS April 14, 1970 B. LEPRINCE 3,506,323
BEAUTIGIAN'S ASEPTIZING STAND Filed May 29, 1968 4 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR 3y semmesandsemmes ATTORNEYS B. LEPRINCE BEAUTICIAN'S ASEPTIZING STAND April 14, 1970 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed May 29, 1968 INVENTOR 559/420 /fPP/// BY semmesandsemmes ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,506,323 BEAUTICIANS ASEPTIZING STAND Bernard Leprince, 5921 Onondaga Road,
Bethesda, Md. 20016 7 Filed May 29, 1968, Ser. No. 732,963 Int. Cl. A61] 7/00 US. Cl. 312209 9 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A beauticians aseptizing stand of the type used in beauty salons and including a cabinet having a top work area and a plurality of mesh-like shelves supported within the cabinet, the shelves being individually accessible by a plurality of chutes extending from the cabinet top for storage of beauticians supplies, and one or more ultraviolet lamps supported in said cabinet for radiation. through said shelves to aseptize combs, curlers, clips, scissors and other beauticians supplies supported thereon.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the invention Contemporary beauty salon furniture consists of a stand having left hand and right hand storage portions and a mid portion defining a top work area, the mid portion being indented so as to receive the customers legs. This furniture has been developed along traditional lines without attention either to the mode of storage of the special beauticians supplies, the aseptizing of these supplies or the convenience of the beautician operator. For the most part, the cabinets include a plurality of conventional shelves or drawers which are required to be conventionally opened and shut to store beauticians supplies therein. There has been little or no attention given to aseptizing of the materials during storage.
Description of the prior art Earlier inventors have utilized ultra-violet radiant energy lamps for aseptizing several materials stored in conventional cabinets. However, these earlier inventors have not provided a combination of mesh-like shelves, individual chutes extending from the cabinet top to each shelf, and special comb and brush racks together with a source of ultra-violet light, as contemplated in the present invention.
Bergman (2,350,091) and James (2,246,135) are fairly typical of cabinets employing ultra-violet lamps for sterilization purposes. Bergmans vertically supported lamp and guard 17 is used for sanitizing shoes. James ultra-violet lamp may be variously configured for sterilizing hats.
Jackel (2,424,036) employs a vertical ultra-violet lamp in his brush and comb sterilizer. Rosenthal (2,554,- 156) includes within his cabinet drawers a moving mechanism to change the position of stored brushes, so that they will be perpendicular to the radiant energy source, assuring most effective sanitizing. Note the Stevenson (2,814,081) hand sanitizer embodying both an ultra-violet lamp and a squirrel cage blower. Tuell (1,277,860) disinfects in his cabinet by using perforated drawers together with a spring wound disinfectant curtain. Partlo (2,504,576) employs grid trays of the type contemplated by applicant. Hindin (3,1566,5l0) and Lage (3,202,470) are fairly typical of the portable vanity devices employing fluorescent light together with mirror and storing compartment elements. Note that Lage has a plurality of compartments for storing hair curlers, bobby pins and the like. Friedmans (2,125,385) is a stocking display bar, utilizing fluorescent lights in comblnation with a stocking storage compartment.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION Applicants beautician aseptizing stand is in cabinet form, having left hand, mid and right hand storage portions, including a plurality of horizontally supported mesh-like shelves each shelf having a chute extending from the storage area to the cabinet top. As a result the storage shelf can be fed continuously or intermittently with beauticians supplies to be aseptized, while the beantician operator is working and without the conventional opening and shutting of cabinet doors. One or more ultraviolet lamps are supported interiorally of the cabinet for radiation through the shelves and within the aseptizing chambers defined by the cabinet top and sides. The mid portion includes a special rack for aseptizing brushes, as well as a patron foot rest.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the proposed beauticians aseptizing stand, showing left and right hand storage portions and a mid portion, defining a patron foot rest area;
FIG. 2 is a top plan, showing the storing chutes in the top work area;
FIG. 3 is a partially fragmentary vertical section;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary transverse section taken along section line 44 of FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a vertical section taken along section line 55 of FIG. 2;
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary section taken along section line 6-6 of FIG. 2;
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary section taken along section line 77 of FIG. 2 and showing the vertically positioned ultra-violet lamp 56;
FIG. 8 is a fragmentary section taken along section line 8-8 of FIG. 2;
FIG. 9 is a fragmentary section taken along section line of 99 of FIG. 2;
FIG. 10 is a partially fragmentary vertical section taken through the right hand storage portion and showing chute 44 extending to the second shelf 76 via inclined guide 76';
FIG. 11 is a like vertical section showing chute 44 extending to shelf 78;
FIG. 12 is a fragmentary section taken along section line 12-12 of FIG. 2 and showing the brush aseptizing stand supported in the mid portion;
FIG. 13 is a rear elevation, partially in section, showing the supporting of horizontal and vertical ultra-violet tubes adjacent the cabinet back;
FIG. 14 is a horizontal section taken along section line 14 of FIG. 3 showing the opening of chute 38 into foraminous shelf FIG. 15 is a transverse section taken along section line 15 of FIG. 3 and showing the razor, scissor and comb slidable support shelf; 6
FIG. 16 is a fragmentary section taken along section line 1616 of FIG. 15 and showing the razor, scissor and comb support shelf vertical guide 86; and
FIG. 17 is a fragmentary top plan, showing the tension springs 62 and 64 interconnecting the cabinet top and sliding door 26.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In FIG. 1 a beauticians aseptizing stand generally designated as 10 is shown as comprising left hand storage portion 12, mid storage portion 14 and right hand storage portion 16, accessible respectively by hinged doors 18, sliding doors 26 and 28 and hinged door 20.
0 Handles 22 and 24 may be secured to the outside of cabinet front hinged doors 18 and 20'. Sliding doors 26 and 28 may be actuated by handles 50 and may be spring urged to closed position by means of tension springs 62 and 64.
Legs .30 and 32 may support the entire cabinet assembly. In the right hand storage portion a hamper 34 may be pulled horizontally by means of the operators foot inserted in indent 52. The hamper, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 and may be slidably supported upon ball bearing elements 92.
In the left hand storage portion there are extending from the cabinet top Work area individual chutes 36, 38, 40 and 42, leading respectively to foraminous or meshlike, slidably removable storage shelves 72, 70, 68 and 66. This arrangement is illustrated specifically in FIGS. 3 and 14. Also, ultra-violet lamp 58 affixed to base 60 is vertically supported in chamber 56 so as to radiate throughout the left hand storage portion. It is contemplated that the individual chutes will be used for admitting of used curlers to the aseptizing shelves. A cap 57 may be placed over the ultra-violet chamber 56 and be removed for replacement of bulb 58.
The mid storage portion 14 includes a front shoulder 48 and a rear bead or edge 50 as well as a horizontally extending foot rest portion 84. As illustrated in FIG. 3 a support shelf "86 is supported within the mid portion and has superposed bracket or grid members 88 and 90 for support of the brushes vertically with respect to the horizontally extending rear ultra-violet lamp 96 supported in base 94 Within chamber 98.
As illustrated in FIG. 3 the right hand storage portion includes work table top through which chutes 44 and 46 extend, leading respectively to slidably removable foraminous clip support shelves 76 and 78. The first storage shelf 74 is particularly illustrated in FIG. and includes vertically extending guides 86 for support of scissors, razors and combs.
It is contemplated that fresh linen may be supported on shelf 82 and be conventionally accessible by hinged door As will be apparent, beauticians supplies may be fed to the individual shelves by means of the respective chutes. Also, soiled linen may be placed in the hamper without opening of a cabinet door. This eliminates a considerable amount of operator motion and enables constant aseptizing of beauticians supplies when not in actual use. The individual shelves 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78 and 82 are horizontally slidable forwardly and removable from the cabinet for cleaning purposes.
Manifestly, the configuration of cabinet and shelves may be varied without departing from the spirit and scope of invention.
1. An aseptizing stand comprising:
(A) a cabinet, having a Work table top and sides enclosing an aseptizing area and including:
'(i) a left-hand storage portion; (ii) a mid-storage portion further including:
(a) a horizontally extending mesh-like brush stand together with vertical brush supporting brackets superposed with respect to said stand; and
(b) a pair of horizontal doors slidably supported in said cabinet top so as to admit brushes for aseptizing; and
(iii) a right-hand storage portion, said storage portions being defined as aseptizing areas by said sides and top; and
(iv) cabinet front closures for said mesh-like shelves extending through said left, mid, and right-hand storage portions.
2. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 1, said mid portion including:
(i) a horizontally extending mesh-like brush stand together with vertical brush supporting brackets superposed with respect to said stand; and
(ii) a pair of horizontal doors slidably supported in said cabinet top so as to admit brushes for aseptizing.
3. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 1, said mid portion cabinet front including a foot rest extending horizontally intermediate said left and right hand storage portions.
4. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 1, said left and right hand portions each including a plurality of superposed mesh-like shelves extending from the front to the back of the cabinet and accessible respectively by chutes extending from the top of said cabinet, said shelves being slidably removable through the cabinet front closures.
5. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 3, said left hand portion including an ultra-violet light vertically supported at the cabinet rear so as to radiate through said shelves and the aseptizing chamber defined therein.
6. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 5, said right hand portion including in addition to said shelves a hamper extendible vertically through the cabinet front.
7. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 6, said right hand storage portion further including a first shelf having a plurality of transverse serrations for supporting razor and scissor devices for aseptizing.
8. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 7, in-
, cluding tension spring means extending from within the cabinet top to said sliding doors, so as to urge said doors to closed position.
9. A beauticians aseptizing stand as in claim 8, including an ultra-violet lamp horizontally supported in the rear of said cabinet so as to extend through said mid portion and into said right hand portion for radiation through aseptizing chambers defined therein by said cabinet top and sides.
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