Title:
Scalp vacuum and massager, combined oil heating and dispensing device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A scalp and hair device that allows user to stimulate scalp, clean scalp and lubricate scalp. A detachable implement comprises of rotating bristles also comprises of apertures. These apertures all air flow and substance release to and from the scalp and hair. The captured particulates are trapped then released from a receptacle. Device is powered by various forms of power supplies. A primary unit and detachable implements can comprise of batteries that can be re-charged using a re-charger that comprises of multiple docking stations. Primary unit also comprises of a substance holding component, whereby user can re-fill component when empty



Inventors:
Adkins, Jennipher (US)
Application Number:
11/326596
Publication Date:
07/12/2007
Filing Date:
01/06/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D24/22
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Primary Examiner:
KIDWELL, MICHELE M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jennipher Adkins (Oakland, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed:

1. A scalp cleaning and lubricating device that provides multi-functions and back up power sources.

2. A unit in claim 1 that comprises a substance holding component and a vacuum component, whereby user can lubricate scalp by releasing substance from substance holding component, simultaneously user is able stimulate and lift particulates from scalp utilizing vacuum component.

Description:

FIELD OF INVENTION

The current invention has various objectives with regard to cleaning particulate matter from an individuals scalp, messaging scalp and applying heated oil compound to hair and scalp, using a hand held mobile device.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

The current invention relates to a scalp and hair device that allows user complete multiple tasks including cleaning their hair and scalp by using a vacuum mechanism. The same device provides scalp messages and the ability to apply a solution to hair that will alter its natural state by straightening, curling or coloring it.

For various reasons some people do not wash their hair daily and thus may have challenges relative to removing debris, product residue, scalp dandruff and other particulates without the use of water or washing hair.

Different hair types require different maintenance regiments. For example, the texture of African American hair requires daily moisturization and/or oiling. The daily application of water onto the hair is not a standard routine because it results in hair shrinkage due to tight curling. If this result is not a desired one, if the entire head made contact with water, the individuals would have to transform very curly hair to other various states every time. This is not only a time consuming operation, but there are cost factors as well.

Relaxers, texturizers and the like can cost up to 40 dollars and typically require sitting under a dryer for several minutes.

Current invention will allow individuals who transform very curly the ability to touch clean the scalp in removing particulates without involving water.

The current invention also addresses the need to groom the hair that immediately surrounds the face. Another unique outcome provided by current invention is the ability for the user to create elongated side burns and frontal “baby hair.” This hair referred to here is current smothered down with thick gels. The thicker the gel the more likely it will flatten and elongate the hair. Current invention will provide a mini applicator that will work in tandem with a hair compound that will straighten the micro hair areas and make hair naturally lay down without the thick “gelled” look.

A patent search was conducted to confirm other devices that made the same claims as current invention. No prior art was found.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to a device for lifting and removing particles from an individual's scalp, stimulating the scalp, targeted oil treatment to scalp, and straightening and smoothing hair in the front and back nape areas of hairline.

Present invention is a device which comprises the use of suction and a compound release mechanism, a debris disposal within a housing through which passages are provided. A suction means creates a fluid flow through a housing passage capable of transporting particulate matter to a holding chamber, hence forth referred to as the vacuum housing.

A compound release mechanism provides a fluid flow of a substance from a housing unit to the hair and scalp. A housing unit that holds substances can comprise of metal and a heating element, whereby substances can be heated prior to release, hence forth called a compound housing. Thus, present invention comprises of a least two housings inside of primary housing and two passages, vacuum and compound.

Present invention also comprises of removable and interchangeable implements, whereby user can switch the heads on primary housing for the appropriate use.

Detachable and non detachable implement members, can have at least two apertures communicating with each housing and their respective passages are detachably mounted to the primary housing. A rotating fan with downward reversed appendages forces air and loosened particulates from the scalp and to the vacuum housing or holding chamber.

An external releasing member communicates with compound housing and provides a mechanism that serves as a vehicle for contents of compound housing to enter a fluid flow from said housing, through a passage, through an implement and onto user's scalp, passing through at least one aperture that is mounted to same.

An exterior opening to the compound housing provides an access point where user may supply a solution which is able to be transported via transport mechanism that is connected to compound housing.

By way of illustration, the present invention many advantages relating to the scalp, hair and styling.

It can be used to clean particulate matter from the scalp and hair, particulate matter may include, without limitation, dust, sand, lint, dandruff, product residue, etc.

Present invention can also be used to message the scalp to increase scalp's blood circulation and to help irrigate clogged hair follicles, which can stunt or prevent hair growth.

Yet another advantage allows the user to manicure side burns and facial hairline, whereby hair can be groomed by the specially design implement in tandem with the release of a liquid compound that relaxes and lays down the hair.

Yet another advantage allows user to apply a heated or non-heated compound or substance onto scalp while vacuuming or stroking scalp with an implement, thereby allowing for maximum penetration of the oil and removal of particulates.

Another advantage of present invention allows the communication of detachable implements that can simultaneously operate two mechanisms simultaneously, the removal of particulates from scalp and the dispensing of substances onto scalp.

One objective to present invention is to offer a portable device that comprises of a battery power supply option, that allows the use of the device in situations where electrical outlets are not readily accessible.

Yet another object to present invention is to provide a detachable receptacle that captures and holds hair and scalp particulates that have been removed, whereby user can detach, empty then reload.

Another object to current invention is to provide a detachable chamber that user can opt to fill with a substance, whereby user can release substance onto scalp using an exterior push button, whereby the substance is channeled through a transport mechanism and is released from implement tip and whereby chamber can be connected to a heating mechanism.

Another objective of present invention will allow user to detach and replace various implementation tips onto primary housing for various grooming needs.

Yet another object of present invention is to provide detachable implement tip that comprises a heat setting mechanism, whereby user is allowed to release a substance from a chamber, substance will then be heated before being released onto hair or scalp as it exits an aperture comprised within implement.

Yet another object of present invention is to provide a implement that comprises of a rotating brush and at least one aperture connected to the vacuum housing, whereby particulates can be loosened, transported and held in a receptacle until discarded by user.

Another advantage of present invention is to provide a external settings, operation, power switch, indicator lights.

Another advantage of current invention is to provide an internal battery that can re-charged when left in a battery charging cradle, whereby all uses and attachments can be re-charged at the same time.

Another advantage of present invention is to provide an a/c adapter or an electrical plug to provide immediate electrical power.

Yet another object of current invention is to provide a device that comprises multiple motors that perform multiple tasks in one device, whereby each motor can operate from one power source or each can operate from independent or multiple power sources, thereby allowing implement tips to recharge and operate from a separate or multiple power supplies from the primary motor.

Another advantage of current invention is to offer a re-charging cradle that allows user to re-charge the primary unit, implementation tips and other attachments together or separately, whereby the cradle provides multiple docking stations.

These and other features and objects of the current invention will be more fully understood from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments which should be read in light of the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and form a part of the specification, illustrate the embodiments of the present invention and, together with the description serve to explain the principles of the invention.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of present invention shown in respective charging station.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of present invention shown with an ac/dc power cord.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of current invention that utilizes a disposable battery power source.

FIG. 4 is a perspective and internal view of current invention with a detached particulate receptacle, whereby a detachable compound housing is shown in relation to a primary power supply, also whereby air flow and substance transport from compound housing is shown.

FIG. 5 is a perspective and internal view of current invention with a detached but shown particulate receptacle, whereby a compound housing shown is connected to a power source for heat activation of the metal bottom portion of compound housing.

FIG. 6 is a perspective and internal view of current invention with a detachable implement, whereby same implement has an independent power supply that is connected to a primary power supply when attached to primary housing but is able to detach from primary housing, thereby allowing user to re-charge independent power supply separately.

FIG. 7 is a perspective and internal view of current invention that shows a detachable implement with an internal battery operation, thereby leaving a primary power supply to provide power to fan and to heated compound housing.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of current invention, that also shows, substance transport system, a battery operated implement, a primary housing power supply and a detached compound housing.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a detached compound housing in accordance with present invention.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a detached compound housing with a power supply connector in accordance with present invention.

FIG. 11 is a perspective view of a re-charging cradle that comprises of multiple docking stations, in accordance with present invention.

FIG. 12 is a perspective and internal view of present invention that shows a primary power source connected to an external ac/dc power cord.

FIG. 13 is a perspective view of present invention with a tilting compound housing 74. Also shown are released particulates 39. The power supply shown comprises of a detachable adapter 76, 78.

DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

In describing a preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, specific terminology will be used for the sake of clarity. However, the invention is not intended to be limited to the specific terms so selected, and it is to be understood that each specific term includes all technical equivalents which operate in a similar manner to accomplish a similar purpose.

Referring now to the drawings, a hair and scalp cleaning and lubricating device constructed in accordance with present invention is generally indicated. FIG. 1 shows a cleaning and lubricating device 1 and a detachable implement 9 that are resting in a power supply re-charger 56 (FIG. 11), whereby primary device 1 and detachable implement(s) 9 are provided independent docking stations 62 and 64. Primary device 1 and implement attachment 9 comprises of an indicator light 3, 9 and a mechanism 30 (see FIG. 5) to make contact with re-charge station 56 and 58, 42 and 48. Primary device 1 also comprises of an external power switch 5 and a selection toggle 7. A power cord 60 is connected to the re-charger base 56 that provides power to re-charging unit 56. The implement 2 attached to the primary device 1 comprises of an external pump mechanism 16 that allows for the transport of substances present in internal compound housing 18 (see FIG. 4) through transport tube 14 (see FIG. 4) to be released through an aperture 8 comprised within upper portion 4 of implement 2.

FIG. 2 shows a primary device that comprises of an attached power cord 10, whereby power is supplies to the device to carry out it functions in accordance to present invention.

FIG. 3 shows a primary device that comprises of an internal disposable battery not shown) used as the power source.

FIG. 4 shows a primary unit 1 with a detached particulate receptacle 36. The particulate receptacle can easily twist off 32 to allow for cleaning of particulate build up that may enter through air flow apertures 6, 10 thereby clogging the trap 34. A primary power supply is presented 24 and is wire connected 22 to the implement 4 and the fan 24. The detachable compound housing 18 can be removed from primary unit 1 by pressing and moving finger grid 20 in the directional movements shown 21.

FIG. 5 shows a compound housing 26, FIG. 10 that is connected to a primary power supply 24 via a wire connection 28. The particulate receptacle 36 comprises of captured particulates 37. The receptacle 36 can be cleaned by sliding the lower portion of the receptacle 38 thereby creating an opening whereby particulates will be released 39. Opening can then be closed by sliding lower portion of receptacle 38 in opposite direction.

FIG. 6 shows a detachable implement 45 that comprises of a battery 40 and a wire connection 41 to the primary power supply 49. When implement is attached to the primary unit 45, 47, the power connection is provided with a male to female interface 42 and 48 between the implement 42 and the primary power source 48. As an added safeguard, the upper portion of the lower unit 47 comprises of protection plates 44 and 46 that surround the interface 46 to the power sources and the interface 44 to the compound housing 18, 28, 74 that are visible when implement 45 is detached from the lower unit 47.

FIG. 7 shows a detachable implement 57 that comprises of a disposable battery 55 that is connected to the upper portion via a wire connection 50. Implement also comprises of a power switch 52. The lower portion 59 comprises of a power supply 61 that is wire 54 connected to the compound housing and the fan, where then allows power supply 61 to be re-charged via connector 63. This lower housing 59 power supply 61 provides power only functions that originate in the lower portion 59, thereby conserving the strength of the power supply.

FIG. 8 shows a perspective view of present invention that allows a view of the cavity 63 whereby compound housing (FIG. 9) would be placed, thereby allowing a connection between the compound transport tube 14 and the implement 2, 45, 57. When compound housing (FIG. 9) is detached from primary or lower unit 59, user may empty and fill housing (FIG. 9) with any substance with ease.

FIG. 12 shows a device that comprises of an ac/dc power cord 70 that is wire connected to the implement 66 and the lower portion 68 wire connections to the primary supply 67. In this design, a particulates receptacle is opened from the front using a finger grid 72. The model can also be designed using a disposable battery in the area where wire connection 68 appears.

FIG. 13 is a perspective view of present invention with a tilting compound housing 74. Also shown are released particulates 39. The power supply shown comprises of a detachable adapter 76, 78. The detachable adapter will allow user to re-charge power supply with using the cradle. In this model all functionality is connected to a primary power supply but can be detached and re-charged as one unit or separated and charged individually.

Although this invention has been illustrated by reference to specific embodiments, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made which clearly fall within the scope of the invention.

The specified embodiments can be interchanged among the various design options discussed herein.

The invention is intended to be protected broadly within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.





 
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