Title:
Bowman
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Hair clasps for men and boys having an etched design thereon. Clasps, having equal semicircle portions, a first semicircle and a second semicircle connected by a hinge with a pin or screw. Hair clasp is circular or tubular in shape when in a closed position. A boy or man hair clasp having teeth mounted inside and around the semicircle walls to hold, grasp, secure, or bind a hair braid, plat, dreadlock, or pony-tail. The present hair clasps key advantages provides equality and a structured hair management accessory for men and boys, which eliminates boys and men relying on and wearing rubber bands and women elastic ties to secure hair. The present hair clasp objective is to fill the accessory void in boys and men hair care management.



Inventors:
Brown, Robert (Warner Robins, GA, US)
Application Number:
11/642060
Publication Date:
06/26/2008
Filing Date:
12/20/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D8/24
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Primary Examiner:
STEITZ, RACHEL RUNNING
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Robert Jr., Brown (1613 Sweetwater Dr, Warner Robins, GA, 31088, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A clasp for boys and men hair, which holds, grasps, secures, or binds a pony-tail, plat, braid or dreadlock, comprising: a) two semicircle portions having a design etched thereon; b) said two semicircle portions having a design etched thereon, wherein said first semicircle portion is connected to a hinge; c) said two semicircle portions having a design etched thereon, wherein said second semicircle portion is held with said first semicircle portion by a screw pin; d) said two semicircles portions having a design etched thereon, wherein said first semicircle portion and said second semicircle portion securely closes by pressing first semicircle conical pin into second semicircle groove thereon;

2. A hair clasp according to claim 1, wherein said first semicircle and second semicircle portions opening end having teeth located at the circular openings for holding, grasping, binding, and securing the hair in a braid, plat, dreadlock, or pony-tail of boys or men regardless of age or gender.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Provisional Patent #60/751,320

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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INCORPORATION-BY-REFERENCE OF MATERIAL SUBMITTED ON A COMPACT DISC

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TECHNICAL FIELD

This invention relates to a hair management accessory for binding, grasping, securing and holding hair in place. More specifically, the present invention relates to hair clasps which binds, secures, grasps or holds hair in a pony-tail, dreadlock, plat, or braid of a boy or a man regardless of age.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Today's women and girls are using various kinds of hair clasps for holding and securing braids, pony-tails, plats, and dreadlocks in place to maintain an image and the appearance of the hair. As a result, various kinds of hair clasps have been developed to serve different hair maintenance purposes.

On the other hand, men and boys have masculine stylish hair images to uphold, are wearing hair styles having pony-tails, dreadlocks, plats, and braids, and are using rubber bands, women elastic hair ties, and creativity for holding and securing hair in place to maintain an image and the appearance of the hair. Currently, no structured or uniformed hair accessory hardware exists or is available for men and boys hair to hold, bind and secure a braid, plat, dreadlock, or pony-tail, and this has created a hair management accessory void, disparity, disadvantage, and inequality. The present invention claimed herein will overcome and fill the hair styling and hair management accessory void, disparity, disadvantage, and inequality.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The object and advantage of the present invention is successfully accomplished as follows:

It is an object and advantage of the present invention to provide hair clasps for men and boys hair, for hair styling, appearance and management.

It is another object and advantage of the present invention to provide an etched design for masculine or feminine identity thereon for wearing at home or office.

It is yet another object and advantage of the present invention to provide hair clasps having construction from plastic and from aluminum for utility.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

The invention is herein described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1, FIG. 1A, FIG. 2, FIG. 2A, FIG. 3, and FIG. 4 illustrates embodiments of boys and men hair clasps having a masculine design etched thereon.

FIG. 1 illustrates boys or men hair clasp that can be used for pony-tail, plat, braid or dreadlock.

FIG. 2 illustrates boys or men hair clasp that can be used for dreadlock, braid or plat which also can be used for a pony-tail.

FIG. 3 illustrates boys or men hair clasp with semicircles closed together.

FIG. 4 illustrates boys or men hair clasp with semicircles apart.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the figures and, in particular, FIG. 1, FIG. 2, FIG. 3, and FIG. 4 the present invention is generally represented by reference number 1. FIG. 1 illustrates a boy or man's hair in a ponytail and FIG. 2 illustrates a boy or man's hair in braids, dreadlocks, or plats having hair clasp 1. FIG. 1A and FIG. 2A illustrates explosive views of hair clasp 1 having an etched design thereon for allowing neat hair management appearance with accessory.

FIG. 3 illustrates semicircle 2 and semicircle 3 closed together for binding, grasping or holding a braid, plat, dreadlock, or pony-tail, and is held together by a hinge 6 and screw pin 7.

FIG. 4 illustrates semicircle 2 and semicircle 3 opened apart with semicircle 2 having a conical pin 4 that securely fits into semicircle 3 groove 5. Semicircle 2 and semicircle 3 are connected by FIG. 3 hinge 6 with screw pin 7, which provides a pivot so that semicircle 2 and semicircle 3 can be opened apart or closed together. Hair clasp 1 semicircle 2 and semicircle 3 having an embedded band of teeth 8 mounted at the opening ends on the inner semicircle walls to grasp, bind, or secure hair in a pony-tail illustrated as FIG. 1 or in a braid, plat, or dreadlock illustrated as FIG. 2 that can used on hair of men and boys of any age.