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Hair styling brush with integral misting device

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Anthony Battaglia, Allen E. Edwards, Elissa L. Edwards

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A misting styling brush is provided for use with pressurized and non-pressurized cylindrical aerosol sprayers. The misting styling brush includes a handle similar to that of a standard cylindrical hair brush but having a longitudinal interior chamber disposed therein. The aerosol sprayer fits within the handle with an end cap retaining the aerosol sprayer from longitudinal movement once admitted therein. A trigger assembly slides the aerosol sprayer toward the restrained end cap to actuate the pump of the aerosol sprayer to spray a liquid contained therein through a lateral spray hole through the handle. A plurality of interchangeable cylindrical brush assemblies of various outer bristle diameters each include a plurality of bristle groups that extend outwardly from a tubular bristle support member which slides over a brushing portion of the handle. The brush assembly includes a longitudinal slot which mates with a longitudinal key of the brushing portion to prevent rotation thereof and is retained by the end cap. The spray hole and the slot ae radially aligned to permit a spray of the liquid to be emitted between the bristle groups during hair styling. Various diameters of the brush assemblies facilitate styling straight and curly portions of hair styles.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Various other objects, advantages, and features of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the following discussion taken in conjunction with the following drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a preferred misting styling brush.

FIG. 2 is a bottom plan view of the misting styling brush.

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the misting styling brush shown in partial longitudinal section, with the push button rotated ninety degrees to show the spray orifice.

FIG. 4 is a lateral sectional view of the misting styling brush taken on the line

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Claims

1. A misting styling brush for use with pressurized and non-pressurized cylindrical sprayers of the type having a cylindrical container containing a liquid to be sprayed from the sprayer, a dispensing device connected to the container for effecting movement of the liquid from the container through an outwardly spring biased tubular outlet stem by linear actuation of the stem, and a push button connected to the stem having an internal conduit for receiving the liquid under pressure from the stem and producing a fine spray of the liquid at a spray orifice at a generally right angle to the stem, the misting styling brush comprising:

2. The misting styling brush of claim 1, wherein the handle assembly and brush assembly are adapted to be separable from one another.

3. The misting styling brush of claim 2, wherein the brush assembly comprises at least a partially cylindrical brush having a plurality of bristle groups that extend radially therefrom through a predetermined angular radial range.

4. The misting styling brush of claim 2, wherein the trigger is located on the handle assembly radially opposite the spray outlet holes.

5. The misting styling brush of claim 2, including two or more interchangeable brush assemblies, each being adapted primarily for a specific hair styling applications.

6. The misting styling brush of claim 5, wherein two of the interchangeable brush assemblies comprise fully cylindrical brushes having bristle groups substantially three-hundred-sixty degrees radially therearound, being respective large and small bristle diameter brush assemblies, said large bristle diameter brush assembly being adapted for straight hair styles, and said small bristle diameter brush assembly being adapted for a for hair styles requiring more curl and directional control.

7. The misting styling brush of claim 5, wherein individual bristles of the bristle groups comprise natural bristles.

8. The misting styling brush of claim 2, wherein the brush assembly comprises a tubular bristle support member, the plurality of bristle groups which extend radially from a plurality of radial bores in said bristle support member, said bristle support member having a longitudinal bore that extends completely therethrough of a size to closely fit around a mating cylindrical portion of the handle assembly.

9. The misting styling brush of claim 8, wherein the cylindrical portion of the handle assembly includes a key that extends longitudinally therealong, the bristle support member being adapted to assemble over said cylindrical portion with said key, and wherein the bristle support member has a length that is substantially the same as that of said cylindrical portion.

10. The misting styling brush of claim 1, wherein the trigger assembly includes an actuator member and the trigger, said actuator member being of generally circular cross-section closely slidably fitting within a middle trigger bore of said handle assembly that is coaxial with the longitudinal bore, said actuator member having a container contacting surface and opposing longitudinally angled surface, said trigger having a finger contact portion and a dependent actuating portion having a longitudinally angled surface adapted to matingly engage said angled surface of said actuator member, said trigger being disposed within a mating trigger hole extending radially inwardly through said handle assembly into said longitudinal interior chamber, wherein when said finger contact portion is depressed into said handle assembly, said angled surfaces of said trigger and said actuator member engage to cause movement of said actuator member and the sprayer to actuate the push button which is restrained from moving in said handle assembly producing the spray of the liquid at a spray orifice by linear actuation of the stem.

11. The misting styling brush of claim 10, wherein the handle assembly comprises a pair of housing halves which are hollowed such that interconnect together to form the longitudinal chamber.

12. The misting styling brush of claim 11, wherein the housing halves are interconnected by a plurality of pins which extend from one of the housing halves that are snugly received in mating pin receptacles of another of said housing halves.

13. The misting styling brush of claim 10, wherein the finger contact portion and actuating portion of the trigger are of a generally oval cross-section.

14. The misting styling brush of claim 1, wherein the brush assembly comprises a fully cylindrical brush having bristle groups substantially three-hundred-sixty degrees radially therearound.

15. The misting styling brush of claim 1, further comprising a hair pick movably connected to the handle assembly, said hair pick comprising a base disposed within said handle assembly and a pointed pick that extends away from said base, said hair pick having an open position wherein said hair pick extends away from said handle assembly to allow sectioning and control of an amount of hair to be styled, and a closed position closely adjacent said handle assembly wherein said pointed pick does not extend away from said handle assembly.

16. The misting styling brush of claim 15, wherein in the closed position of the hair pick said hair pick is substantially enclosed within the handle assembly.

17. The misting styling brush of claim 15, wherein the handle assembly includes a pick slot formed therein, the hair pick being pivotally connected to said handle assembly at an end of said pick slot wherein said hair pick pivots from the closed position wherein the pointed pick is substantially enclosed within said handle assembly to the open position wherein said pointed pick extends away from said handle assembly.

18. The misting styling brush of claim 17, wherein the hair pick pivots outwardly from the slot from the closed position to the open position wherein said hair pick is rotated between about one-hundred-eighty degrees with said pointed pick pointing rearwardly away from said brush assembly, wherein said pointed pick contacts a portion of said handle assembly at the end of the slot to stop the rotation of said hair pick in the open position, and contacts an opposite end of said slot to stop rotation of said hair pick in the closed position.

19. The misting styling brush of claim 1, further comprising a non-pressurized, refillable sprayer.

20. The misting styling brush of claim 1, further comprising a pressurized, non-refillable sprayer.

21. The misting styling brush of claim 1, further comprising an end cap that assembles to the handle assembly adapted to retain the push button in the stationary position during actuation of the trigger.

22. A misting styling brush, comprising:

23. The misting styling brush of claim 22, further comprising a hair pick movably connected to the handle assembly, said hair pick comprising a base disposed within said handle assembly and a pointed pick that extends away from said base, said hair pick having an open position wherein said hair pick extends away from said handle assembly to allow sectioning and control of an amount of hair to be styled, and a closed position closely adjacent said handle assembly wherein said pointed pick does not extend away from said handle assembly.