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Publication numberUS3833008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1974
Filing dateNov 9, 1972
Priority dateNov 9, 1972
Publication numberUS 3833008 A, US 3833008A, US-A-3833008, US3833008 A, US3833008A
InventorsH Blackett
Original AssigneeH Blackett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Applicator for hair
US 3833008 A
Abstract
An applicator for cleansing and conditioning hair is provided comprising a brush and a removable pad.
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United States Patent Blackett, Jr.

[ 51 Sept. 3, 1974 APPLICATOR FOR HAIR {76] Inventor: Hill Blackett, Jr., 811 Prospect Ave., Winnetka, 111. 60093 [22] Filed: Nov. 9, 1972 [21] Appl No.: 305,155

[52] US. Cl. 132/85 [51] Int. Cl A45d 44/18 [58] Field of Search 132/85, 9, 120; 15/87,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,299,296 10/1942 Bahle 132/12 U 3,005,219 10/1961 Miller .4 15/98 3,0843 74 4/1963 Ziegler 3,133,546 5/1964 Dent 132/12 U Primary Examiner-G. E. McNeil] Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Johnston, Keil, Thompson & Shurtleff [5 7 ABSTRACT An applicator for cleansing and conditioning hair is provided comprising a brush and a removable pad.

7 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures APPLICATOR FOR HAIR BACKGROUND There is a need in the art for new and different ways of applying materials to hair and of cleansing and conditioning hair. Brushes and various other means have heretofore been used but leave much to be desired. Thus, in the use of an ordinary hair brush the bristles become dirty and entangled with hair and have to be cleaned frequently.

OBJECTS One of the objects of this invention is to provide a new and improved applicator and method of cleansing and conditioning hair.

A further object is to provide a new and improved applicator comprising a brush and a disposable pad which can be applied to and removed from the brush.

Another object is to provide an applicator comprising a brush and a removable pad which makes it possible to use the brush for certain purposes in conditioning and cleansing hair without contaminating the bristles throughout the brush.

Other objects and advantages will appear from the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.

THE DRAWING In the drawing:

FIG. I is a view in perspective illustrating the use of the applicator of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of an applicator embodying the invention;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view partly in section taken along the line 3,3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a plan view of a pad which is employed as a component of the applicator illustrated in FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a container illustrating the manner in which the pads of FIG. 4 can be packed in a jar; and

FIG. 6 is a side elevational view of an individual packet made of foil or other suitable material illustrating another way of packaging the pads.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the invention a two-component applicator is provided which comprises self-supporting bristles made of plastic or other suitable material and extending outwardly from said brush or applicator in a predetermined pattem and a removable pad having apertures therein arranged in the same pattem as said bristles so that when said pad is mounted transversely on the outer ends of said bristles the latter will penetrate said apertures and hold said pad in place during use but permit the ready removal of and replacement of said pad merely by pulling said pad outwardly away from said bristles.

An applicator of the type described is used for cleansing and conditioning hair by brushing the hair with the removable pad mounted on the brush or applicator so that the bristles which extend through the perforations in the pad separate the strands of hair and the pad contacts the hair, thereby removing oil, grease and dirt, or, if desired, by using an impregnated pad, the hair can be conditioned, dyed or otherwise treated, depending upon the type of impregnating agent.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in FIG. 2 an applicator brush 1 having a handle 2 and a bristle supporting member 3 which can be made of plastic or any other suitable material contains bristles 4 mounted in the bristle supporting member 3 and extending outwardly therefrom.

A pad 5 made of cloth, felted cellulose fibers or other absorbent material, and containing perforations 6 is mounted on bristles 4 with the bristles penetrating the apertures or perforations in the pad so as to hold the pad in place. The bristles which penetrate the apertures or perforations of the pad 5 preferably extend through the other side to the extent of at least 1/16 inch and usually within the range of 1/16 inch to inch, so that the portions of the bristles which extend through the pad serve to separate the strands of hair in the use of the applicator. In FIG. 3 the strands of hair 7 are illustrated in phantom. The bristles 4 or a predetermined number of the bristles 4 can be provided with an offset portion 8 to limit the extent to which the ends of the bristles pass.

The pad 5 can be circular as shown in FIG. 4 or can be of any other geometric configuration depending upon the geometic configuration of the bristles mounted in brush 1.

The perforations 6 in pad 5 can be concentrically arranged as shown in FIG. 4 or they can be arranged in any other predetermined pattem depending upon the arrangement of the bristles 4 mounted in brush 1.

The pads 5 are readily removable and reversible so that both sides of the pad can be used. It is also possible to prepare the pad in a form where one side is impregnated with a conditioning material and the other contains no additive, the two sides preferably being separated by a barrier layer such as, for example, a plastic sheet material of polyethylene or polypropylene or a metal foil.

The pads can be packaged in a superposed arrangement in any suitable type container, for example, as illustrated in FIG. 5 where a circular container 9 is employed which is provided with a lid 10 to hold the pads. The pads can also be packaged individually or in multiples in a plastic or foil package such as that illustrated in FIG. 6 where the package ll containing one or more pads 5 is sealed on opposite sides 12,12.

The applicator is used by brushing the hair as shown in FIG. 1. Where it is desired merely to cleanse the hair, plain pads are used or pads impregnated with a solvent are employed so that dirt and grime in the hair is removed on the pad. Where it is desired to condition the hair, the pads are impregnated with various hair conditioners such as, for example, dyes, rinses, setting agents, hair spray, materials to impart antistatic properties to the hair, and the like.

Inasmuch as the pads are usually made of inexpensive materials such as paper or cloth and are reversible they can be used at a relatively low cost. Furthemiore, they are readily disposable.

The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

1. A two-component hair brush comprising selfsupporting bristles made of plastic or other suitable material and extending outwardly from said brush in a predetermined pattern and a removable pad having apertures therein arranged in the same pattern as said bristles so that when said pad is mounted transversely on the outer ends of said bristles the latter will penetrate through said apertures sufficiently to separate strands of hair and hold said pad in place during use but permit the ready removal of and replacement of said pad merely by pulling said pad outwardly away from said bristles.

2. A brush as claimed in claim 1 in which said pad is made from an absorbent material capable of removing oil and dirt from hair.

3. A brush as claimed in claim 1 in which said pad is impregnated with a hair conditionen 4. A brush as claimed in claim 1 in which said pad is reversible.

5. A brush as claimed in claim 1 in which said bristles extend through said apertures in said pad 1/ 16 inch to A inch.

6. A brush as claimed in claim 1 in which at least some of said bristles contain an offset portion to limit the penetration of the bristles through said apertures.

ficiently to separate the strands of hair and the pad contactsthe hair, and thereafter removing said pad from said brush.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/313
International ClassificationA45D44/18
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/18
European ClassificationA45D44/18