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Publication numberUS3818916 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1974
Filing dateFeb 20, 1973
Priority dateFeb 20, 1973
Publication numberUS 3818916 A, US 3818916A, US-A-3818916, US3818916 A, US3818916A
InventorsB Meyer
Original AssigneeMarvin Glass & Associates
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair management or styling implement
US 3818916 A
Abstract
A hair management or styling implement which is formed generally in the shape of a scissors-type implement, with respect to including a pair of lever-type elongated members pivoted to each other intermediate their ends. Two adjacent ends of the elongated members are in juxtaposition and comprise a pair of handle members for manual grasping and manipulation of the implement in a singular manner by a person's hand in a scissors-type motion. The opposite end of one of the levers has a hair brush, comb, or the like, through which a tuft of hair may pass in a brushing or combing fashion. The bristles or teeth of the brush or comb face inwardly with respect to the implement and a pair of hair guiding arms are formed on the adjacent end of the other elongated lever member for pivotal movement from spaced positions relative to the brush or comb to positions alongside the brush or comb whereby the tuft of hair may be sandwiched between the arms and the brush, or comb, for biasing the hair strands therethrough.
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United States Patent 11 1 Meyer HAIR MANAGEMENT OR STYLING IMPLEMENT [75] Inventor: Burton C. Meyer, Downers Grove,

Ill.

[73] Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates,

Chicago, Ill.

[22] Filed: Feb. 20, 1973 [21] Appl. No.: 334,072

[52] U.S. Cl. 132/85 [51] Int. Cl A45d 44/18 [58] Field of Search 132/85, 37 R, 145, 124; 15/201,169,142

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 998,500 7/1911 Green et a1. 15/201 2,419,777 4/1947 Howe 132/124 Primary Examiner- G. E, McNeill Attorney, Agent, or Firm -Coffee and Sweeney June25, 1974 [5 7] ABSTRACT A hair management or styling implement which is formed generally in the shape of a scissors-type implement, with respect to including a pair of lever-type elongated members pivoted to each other intermediate their ends. Two adjacent ends of the elongated members are in juxtaposition and comprise a pair of handle members for manual grasping and manipulation of the implement in a singular manner by a person s hand in a scissors-type motion. The opposite end of one of the levers has a hair brush, comb, or the like, through which a tuft of hair may pass in a brushing or combing fashion. The bristles or teeth of the brush or comb face inwardly with respect to the implement and a pair of hair guiding arms are formed on the adjacent end of the other elongated lever member for pivotal movement from spaced positions relative to the brush or comb to positions alongside the brush or comb whereby the tuft of hair may be sandwiched between the arms and the brush, or comb, for biasing the hair strands therethrough.

3 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures HAIR MANAGEMENT OR STYLING IMPLEMENT BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a hair management or styling implement or tool, and more particularly to such an implement which includes a brush or comb portion through which a tuft of hair may pass in a brushing or combing fashion. The implement has a wide range of uses, including use with an individuals own hair, with wigs, models, dolls or the like.

As is known, it oftentimes is somewhat difficult to brush ones hair, or that of a wig or doll, particularly when the hair is long. This is true due to the fineness or light weight of the strands of hair which are intended to be forced through the bristles of a brush or the teeth of a comb. This is particularly true with close bristle brushes. When an individual brushes his or her hair, usually a tuft of hair is grasped and pulled to apply tension thereto so that the hair strands can be forced through the bristles of the brush or the teeth of the comb. Alternatively, a person oftentimes will simply brush the hair against his or her arm or chest to thereby force the strands of hair through the brush or the comb. This invention is directed to providing a new and improved implement to facilitate brushing or combing real or imitation hair.

In the exemplary embodiment of the invention, a scissors-type implement is provided with a pair of elongated members pivotally connected to each other intermediate their ends, with two adjacent ends of the members forming the manipulatable handle portions of the scissors implement. A brush (or comb) is formed on the opposite end of one of the elongated members, with the bristles or teeth thereof facing inwardly or generally parallel to the pivotal movement of the elongated members. The other elongated member has a pair of guiding arms which are utilized to sandwich a tuft of hair between the arms and the brush to thereby bias the strands of hair into engagement with the brush and thereby force the hair strands through the brush bristles.

Other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the device of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the device as viewed in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a section taken generally along the line 3--3 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a section taken generally along the line 4-4 of FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The hair management or styling device or implement of the present invention, generally designated 10, is formed generally in the shape of a scissors-type implement having a pair of elongated members, generally designated 12 and 14, which are pivoted to each other intermediate their ends, as at 16. The pivot connection is facilitated by providing a pair of spaced ears l8 generally at the center of the elongated member 14, between which the elongated member 12 extends. The

pivot connection 16 is formed by a pin which extends through apertures 20 in the ears l8 and an aperture-22 in the elongated member 12.

The elongated members 12 and 14 have handle portions 24and 26, respectively, which are in juxtaposition as shown best inFIGS. l and 3 so that they can be manually grasped and manipulated in a singular manner by a persons hand,in a scissors-type manipulation.

A hair brush isformed on the elongated member 12, on the side of the pivotpin l6 opposite the handle portion 24, by means of a flat plate portion 28 having bristles 30 secured thereto. The plate 28 extends generally perpendicularto the plane of pivotal movement of the implement so that the bristles 30 which form the brush face inwardly of the implement generally parallel to the pivotal movement of the elongated members, as best seen in FIG. 1. Thus, the brush formed by the plate 28 and bristles 30 actually is an extension of the handle portion 24 of the elongated member 12. The hair brush defines hair confining means through which hair may pass in the usual brushing or combing fashion. Of course, a comb or other similar hair confining means is contemplated by the present invention, in addition to the hair brush shown.

Hair guiding means in the form of a pair of arms 32 are defined on the end of the elongatedmember 14 on the side of the pivot pin 16 opposite the handle portion .26. The arms are generally parallel and are spaced apart by means of a transverse cross brace or rod portion 34 so that the arms may lie on opposite sides of the brush alongside the bristles 30. The transverse rod or cross brace is secured to or formed integrally with the ears 18. The arms 32 which define the hair guiding means thus provide a clamping portion of the implement for engaging a tuft of hair and biasing the hair into engagement with the bristles 30 to guide and/or force the hair strands through the bristles as the implement is used in a brushing or combing manner.

As seen in FIG. 3, a wire spring, having coil portions 36 wrapped about the pivot pins 16, is provided with ends 36a and 36b in engagement. with the insides of the handle portions 24 and 26, respectively, to bias the handle portions apart to the position shown in FIG. 1.

In using the implement of the present invention, the handle portions 24 and 26 are grasped as one would grasp a scissors, or clippers, with the handle portions spread as shown in FIG. 1. The arms 32 thus will be spaced from the bristles 30 so that a tuft of hair may be positioned therebetween. The handle portions 24 and 26 then are forced towards each other against the biasing of the spring to thereby urge the arms 32 against the tuft of hair and, in turn, bias or force the hair strands into mesh with the bristles 30 of the hair brush portion of the implement. The tuft of hair then is brushed in the usual fashion.

The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom as some modifications will be obvious to those skilled in the art.

I claim:

1. A hair management or styling implement comprising:

a first elongated member having a hair confining portion through which hair may pass in a combing or brushing fashion and a handle portion forming an extension of said hair confining portion; and

second elongated member pivotally mounted to said first member intermediate the hair confining portion and handle portion in a crossing fashion, said second member including a handle portion on one side of the pivot opposite the handle portion of the first member on one side of the first member and a clamping portion on the other side of the pivot opposite the confining portion of the first member on the opposite side of the first member for engaging a tuft of hair and hand biasing it into engagement with said hair confining portion when the handle portion of the second member is manually moved toward the handle portion of the first member whereby varying maximum hand exerted forces can be applied between the hair confining portion of the first member and the clamping portion of the second member.

2. The implement of claim 1 wherein said clamping portion includes a pair of spaced apart arms which are movable between positions spaced from the hair confining portion and positions alongside the hair confining portion whereby the tuft of hair may be sandwiched between either of the arms and the hair confining portion.

3. The implement of claim 1 wherein said hair confining means comprises a hair brush having a given width extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the plane of pivotal movement of said elongated members.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US998500 *Oct 10, 1910Jul 18, 1911George Felix GreenBrush.
US2419777 *Jan 17, 1946Apr 29, 1947Howe May DHair straightening and drying device
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4307739 *May 27, 1980Dec 29, 1981Chern Horng YHygienic comb and brush
US4479501 *Apr 5, 1982Oct 30, 1984Chern Horng YCassette type hygienic comb and brush
EP1374724A1 *Jun 11, 2003Jan 2, 2004Nakamura, TetujiHairbrush
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/313, D04/121
International ClassificationA45D24/04, A46B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/04, A46B15/00, A46B2200/104
European ClassificationA45D24/04, A46B15/00