Title:
BRISTLE-PAD HAIRBRUSH
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to a bristle-pad hairbrush, comprising a tuft portion and a handle, wherein the handle is a general handle, and the invention is characterized in that the tuft portion includes a plurality of equidistant tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes. Since the tuft flat-position areas are designed with oblique planes, therefore after bristles are planted onto the tuft flat-position areas, the bristles are obliquely covered onto the tuft portion to naturally form a bristle pad disposed on the tuft portion. The shock absorption of the bristle pad keeps the bristle-pad hairbrush in a gentle and smooth contact with a user's hairs and prevents the bristle-pad hairbrush from pulling and tearing the user's hair, and prevents the user's fallen hairs from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion.



Inventors:
Fong, Chien-fu (Taipei City, TW)
Kuo, Chiou-chern (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
13/086954
Publication Date:
10/18/2012
Filing Date:
04/14/2011
Assignee:
TONG FONG BRUSH FACTORY CO., LTD. (Taipei City, TW)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A46B9/02
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Primary Examiner:
KARLS, SHAY LYNN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Rabin & Berdo, PC (Vienna, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A bristle-pad hairbrush, comprising: a tuft portion and a handle, wherein the tuft portion has a plurality of equidistant tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes, and a plurality of bristles planted thereon, and the oblique design of the tuft flat-position areas naturally forms a bristle pad covered onto the tuft portion after the bristles are planted, and the shock absorption of the bristle pad keeps the bristle-pad hairbrush in a gentle and smooth contact with a user's hairs, while reducing and preventing the user's fallen hairs from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion.

2. The bristle-pad hairbrush of claim 1, further comprising a plurality of brush pins, each being axially perpendicular to a hairbrush handle, and each of the bristles being deviated obliquely in a planting direction of the brush pins, and each of the bristles being preferably inclined at an angle of 45 degrees or less with respect to the axial direction of the hairbrush handle.

3. The bristle-pad hairbrush of claim 1, wherein the tuft portion of the bristle-pad hairbrush includes a plurality of equidistant tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes provided for planting a plurality of bristles automatically by a machine or a tool to produce a bristle pad naturally without requiring any manual bristle pressing treatment.

4. The bristle-pad hairbrush of claim 1, wherein the tuft portion of the hairbrush is in a circular cylindrical shape, a flat planar shape, or any appropriate acceptable shape.

5. The bristle-pad hairbrush of claim 2, wherein the tuft portion of the hairbrush is in a circular cylindrical shape, a flat planar shape, or any appropriate acceptable shape.

6. The bristle-pad hairbrush of claim 3, wherein the tuft portion of the hairbrush is in a circular cylindrical shape, a flat planar shape, or any appropriate acceptable shape.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a bristle-pad hairbrush, comprising a tuft portion and a handle, wherein the tuft portion includes a plurality of equidistant tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes and a plurality of bristles planted thereon, such that the bristles-covered structure is formed naturally like a pad after the bristles are planted onto the tuft flat-position areas, and the shock absorption of the bristle pad keeps the bristle-pad hairbrush in a gentle and smooth contact with a user's hairs, while the bristles are covered onto a surface at the bottom of the tuft portion to prevent the bristles from pulling or tearing the user's hair and to prevent the user's fallen hairs from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion, so as to facilitate cleaning, after the user's hairs are combed or brushed by the bristle-pad hairbrush, moreover, cuticles of the user's hair can be soothed effectively to give shiny and soft hairs.

2. Description of the Prior Art

With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2 for conventional hairbrushes respectively, the conventional hairbrush regardless of a brush, a pin comb, or a mixed bristle-and-pin brush includes brush bristles 11 and brush pins 22 planted into tuft portions 10, 20 of the hairbrush, the brush bristles 11 and the brush pins 22 are disposed axially perpendicular to a brush body, and a wood, plastic or metal portion of the tuft portion 10, 20 without any planted bristle or pin will be exposed. Therefore, after a user's hair is combed or brushed, the exposed wood, plastic or metal surface may pull or tear the user's hair easily, and fallen hairs may remain or accumulate in the tuft portion and makes the cleaning difficult. Furthermore, when the conventional hairbrush is used for brushing bristles, the brush bristles or pins may pierce into the user's hair or scalp to produce uncomfortable hair pulling or tearing. Obviously, such drawback is an headache and an annoying problem, and it is a main subject for the present invention to overcome the aforementioned problem.

To overcome the foregoing drawback of the conventional hairbrush by preventing the wood, plastic or metal surface exposed from the tuft portion 20 of the hairbrush from a direct contact with the user's hairs, the inventor of the present invention attempted laying the brush bristle 21 onto the tuft portion 20 flatly. With reference to FIG. 3, after the brush bristles 21 are planted onto the tuft portion 20 as shown on the left side of the figure, and then the brush bristles 21 are bent manually and covered obliquely forward as shown on the right side of the figure, such that the obliquely covered brush bristles form a bristle pad provided for preventing the user's hairs from a direct contact with the bottom surface of the tuft portion. However, experimental results show that the manual bristle pressing treatment for producing the bristle pad is too troublesome, and results in a high defective rate and an unstable quality. This embodiment is a failure, and it is another subject of the present invention to overcome this problem.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a bristle-pad hairbrush, i.e. a hairbrush having a bristle-pad, that completely overcome the foregoing drawback of the prior arts, the inventor of the present invention based on years of experience in the related industry to conduct extensive researches and experiments, and finally developed a feasible bristle-pad hairbrush, particularly the bristle-pad hairbrush with the design concept of planting the bristles obliquely along the axial direction of the hairbrush handle onto the tuft flat-position area of the tuft portion to naturally form a bristle pad. With the unique and novel design of the bristle pad of the hairbrush, the hairbrush keeps a soft and smooth contact with the user's hair and prevents the brush from pulling or tearing the user's hair and reduce or prevent the user's fallen hair from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion, so as to facilitate cleaning, and after the user's hairs are combed or brushed by the bristle-pad hairbrush, cuticles of the user's hair can be soothed effectively to give shiny and soft hairs.

A second object of the present invention is to provide a bristle-pad hairbrush further comprising a plurality of equidistant oblique tuft flat-position areas disposed on the tuft portion of the bristle-pad hairbrush for enhancing the fixture of the planted bristles as well as planting bristles by machines to manufacture the bristle-pad hairbrushes in mass production, while reducing the defective rate, cutting costs, and saving unnecessary wastes.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a bristle-pad hairbrush, wherein the tuft portion of the bristle-pad hairbrush includes a plurality of tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes provided for planting a plurality of bristles by machines or tools to naturally form a bristle pad on the tuft portion without requiring any manual bristle pressing treatment.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a bristle-pad hairbrush that the tuft portion of the hairbrush of the present invention can be in a circular cylindrical shape, a flat (planar) shape, or any other appropriate acceptable shape, but not limited to any particular shape only.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The bristle-pad hairbrush, i.e. a hairbrush having a bristle-pad, of the present invention comprises a tuft portion and a hand-held handle, wherein the tuft portion on the bristle-pad hairbrush of the present invention comprises a plurality of equidistant tuft flat-position areas with oblique planes, and a plurality of bristles planted onto each of the tuft flat-position areas. Since the tuft flat-position areas come with an oblique design, therefore after each of the bristles is planted, the bristles are obliquely covered onto the tuft portion to naturally form a bristle pad covered onto the tuft portion. While combing or brushing, the shock absorption of the bristle pad keeps a soft and smooth contact with a user's hair and scalp to prevent pulling or tearing the user's hair, while reducing and preventing the user's fallen hairs from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion of the bristle-pad hairbrush. After the bristle planting operation by machines or tools as described above is completed, the brush pins can be planted to complete producing a bristle-pad hairbrush with bristles without requiring a manual bristle pressing treatment.

In the bristle-pad hairbrush of the present invention, each of the brush pins is axially perpendicular to the axial direction of the hairbrush handle, and each of the bristles is obliquely deviated with respect to the brush pin. Preferably, each of the bristles is inclined at an angle of 45 degrees or less with respect to the axial direction of the hairbrush handle.

The density and thickness of the obliquely planted bristle pad of the present invention depend on the quantity of bristles, and thus the density of the bristle pad can be controlled appropriately by the quantity of bristles in order to produce a comfortable good bristle-pad hairbrush for brushing or combing hairs softly and smoothly.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a tuft portion combined with brush bristles of a conventional hairbrush;

FIG. 2 is a schematic view of a tuft portion combined with brush bristles and brush pins of a conventional hairbrush;

FIG. 3 is a schematic view of a failed embodiment of the present invention during the research and development process;

FIG. 4 is a schematic structural view of obliquely planted bristles in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic structural view of a bristle-pad hairbrush in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic structural view of a bristle-pad hairbrush in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 7 is a schematic structural view of a bristle-pad hairbrush in accordance with a further preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The technical characteristics and effects of the present invention will become apparent with the detailed description of the preferred embodiment together with the illustration of related drawings as follows.

With reference to FIG. 4 for a bristle-pad hairbrush of the present invention, the bristle-pad hairbrush, i.e. a hairbrush having a bristle-pad, comprises a tuft portion 30 and a handle 31, wherein the handle 31 is a general handheld structure of a handle of the hairbrush, and thus will not be described in details here. The present invention is characterized in that the tuft portion 30 has a plurality of oblique equidistant tuft flat-position areas 32, and a plurality of bristles 33 planted on each of tuft flat-position areas 32. Since the tuft flat-position areas 32 adopt a design of oblique planes, therefore after the bristles 33 are planted, the bristles 33 are obliquely covered onto the tuft portion 30 to naturally form a bristle pad covered onto the tuft portion. The shock absorption of the bristle pad keeps a soft and smooth contact of the bristle pad with a user's hairs to prevent pulling or tearing a user's hair, while reducing or preventing the user's fallen hairs from remaining or accumulating in the tuft portion 30. After the aforementioned bristle planting operation is completed by using machines or tools, brush pins 34 can be planted to complete the production of a bristle-pad hairbrush with bristles without requiring a manual bristle pressing treatment.

With reference to FIG. 5 for the bristle-pad hairbrush of the present invention, each of the brush pins 34 is axially perpendicular to the hairbrush handle 31, and each of the bristles 33 is deviated obliquely from the axial direction of the brush pins 34, and each of the bristles 33 is inclined with an angle of 45 degrees or less with respect to the axial direction of the hairbrush handle 31.

Since the density and thickness of the oblique bristle pad of the present invention depend on the quantity of bristles 33, therefore a desired density of the bristle pad can be achieved by controlling the quantity of bristles 33 appropriately to manufacture a comfortable bristle-pad hairbrush for combing or brushing hairs smoothly.

In the foregoing preferred embodiments of the present invention, the tuft portion 30 of the bristle-pad hairbrush is substantially in a circular cylindrical shape, but the design concept of the hairbrush of the invention can also be applied to a hairbrush with a flat tuft portion (substantially in a planar shape) to achieve the same effect. With reference to FIGS. 6 and 7, the tuft portions 40, 40′ also have a plurality of oblique equidistant tuft flat-position areas 42, 42′ disposed thereon respectively to facilitate to plant the plurality of bristles (not shown in the figures) to on the tuft flat-position areas 42, 42′ to produce a bristle-pad hairbrush. The difference reside on one has a tuft portion in a circular cylindrical shape, and the other has a tuft portion in a flat (planar) shape. Regardless of which one is used for manufacturing the hairbrushes, both hairbrushes can comb or brush hair smoothly and comfortably. In other words, the tuft portion of the hairbrush of the present invention can be in a circular cylindrical shape, a flat (planar) shape, or any other appropriate acceptable shape, but not limited to any particular shape only. 41 or 41′ is handle.

In summation of the description above, the present invention provides an improved feasible bristle-pad hairbrush, particularly a bristle-pad hairbrush with a design concept of planting the bristles obliquely onto the tuft flat-position areas of the tuft portion to naturally form a bristle pad. The present invention complies with the patent application requirements, and thus is duly filed for a patent application.

While the invention has been described by means of specific embodiments, numerous modifications and variations could be made thereto by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention set forth in the claims.