US20090301510A1 - Hair barrette having helical structure - Google Patents

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US20090301510A1
US20090301510A1 US12/156,768 US15676808A US2009301510A1 US 20090301510 A1 US20090301510 A1 US 20090301510A1 US 15676808 A US15676808 A US 15676808A US 2009301510 A1 US2009301510 A1 US 2009301510A1
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A hair barrette includes an elongated coil member having two ends, and a tubular connecting member for securing the ends of the elongated coil member together and for forming a closed loop structure and for allowing the hair barrette to be easily and quickly attached or engaged onto the head of the user. The tubular connecting member includes a bore for receiving the ends of the elongated coil member and for securing the ends together with an adhesive material. The elongated coil member includes two or more coil segments connected together with elongated wire members for forming the closed loop structure, and may be easily and quickly manufactured and assembled.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a hair barrette, and more particularly to a hair barrette including a spiral or helical or coil structure or body member that may be easily and quickly manufactured and assembled and that may be used for suitably styling the hair of the user.
  • 2. Description of the Prior Art
  • Typical hair barrettes comprise a resilient head band and a resilient coil connected to the resilient head band and adapted to encircle and support a coiffure.
  • For example, U.S. Pat. No. 2,455,715 to Webster discloses one of the typical ornamental hair barrettes comprising a light weight and resilient head band curved to fit a transverse contour of the head near the forward portion thereof, and a resilient coil hair supporting and retaining band having a spiral shape and connected to the resilient head band and adapted to encircle and support a coiffure.
  • However, the two ends of the resilient head band and the resilient coil may not be connected together to form a closed structure.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,318,054 to Neilson et al. discloses another typical spiral spring hair barrette assembly comprising a comb and a flat spiral spring to which the comb is attached, and the inside surface of the spiral spring coils around the ponytail when the barrette spring is coiled.
  • However, the two ends of the spiral spring also may not be connected together to form a closed structure.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 5,458,109 to Tu discloses a further typical hair barrette assembly comprising a two-part construction including an elongated helical member that is relatively flexible and an arcuate elongated member that is relatively rigid.
  • However, the two elongated members are separated or disengaged from each other and the two elongated members may be easily lost after use.
  • The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the afore-described disadvantages of the conventional hair barrettes or hair styling devices.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a hair barrette including a spiral or helical or coil structure or body member that may be easily and quickly manufactured and assembled and that may be used for suitably styling the hair of the user.
  • In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a hair barrette comprising an elongated coil member including two ends, and a tubular connecting member for securing the ends of the elongated coil member together and for forming a closed loop structure and for allowing the hair barrette to be easily and quickly attached or engaged onto the head of the user and for suitably styling the hair of the user.
  • The ends of the elongated coil member and the tubular connecting member are secured together with an adhesive material. The elongated coil member includes two coil segments connected together with an elongated wire member and having the ends secured together with the tubular connecting member for forming the closed loop structure.
  • The tubular connecting member includes a bore formed therein for receiving the ends of the elongated coil member. The elongated coil member includes a coiled core member having the ends formed thereon.
  • The coiled core member includes a circular cross section. The elongated coil member includes an outer sleeve engaged onto an outer peripheral portion of the coiled core member. The outer sleeve is made of cloth materials.
  • The coiled core member may further include far infrared powders or materials engaged therein or introduced or added therein for emitting far infrared rays to facilitate the blood circulation for the user.
  • Further objectives and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a careful reading of the detailed description provided hereinbelow, with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the operation of a hair barrette in accordance with the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 3 is a partial exploded view of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 2, illustrating the assembling operation of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 5 is a partial cross sectional view of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 6 is another partial cross sectional view of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 7 is a perspective view illustrating the other arrangement of the hair barrette;
  • FIG. 3 is a partial exploded view of the hair barrette as shown in FIG. 7; and
  • FIG. 9 is a perspective view illustrating the assembling operation of the hair barrette as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to the drawings, and initially to FIGS. 1-4, a hair barrette 1 in accordance with the present invention comprises an elongated spiral or helical or coil structure or member 10 including two ends 11, 12 to be connected or secured together with a tubular connecting member 20 to form a closed loop structure. The tubular connecting member 20 includes a bore 21 formed therein or formed through the tubular connecting member 20 for receiving the two ends 11, 12 of the elongated coil member 10 and for securing the two ends 11, 12 of the elongated coil member 10 together with a forging process, adhesive materials, or by a welding process for forming the closed loop structure and for easily attaching onto the head 80 of the user.
  • As shown in FIGS. 2-4, the elongated coil member 10 may include two or more coil segments 13, 14 having one ends 11, 12 secured together with the tubular connecting member 20, and having the other ends 15 connected or secured together with an elongated flexible or wire member 16 for forming the closed loop structure; or, as shown in FIGS. 7-9, the elongated coil member 10 may be a single elongated coil member 10 having the two ends 11, 12 secured together with the tubular connecting member 20 for forming the closed loop structure.
  • As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the elongated coil member 10 may include a coiled core member 17 having the two ends 11, 12 formed thereon (FIG. 6), and preferably made of resilient or flexible rubber or plastic or synthetic materials, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyvinyl acetate (PV), poly propylene (PP), ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), or the like, and the coiled core member 17 may include a circular cross section as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, or may include the other cross sections, such as a polygonal cross section (not shown).
  • The elongated coil member 10 may further include an outer sleeve 18 engaged onto the outer peripheral portion of the coiled core member 17 and preferably made of soft or resilient or flexible rubber materials or cloth materials. It is preferable that the coiled core member 17 and/or the outer sleeve 18 may further include far infrared powders or materials engaged therein or introduced or added therein for emitting far infrared rays to facilitate the blood circulation for the user.
  • It is to be noted that the elongated coil member 10 includes a structure that may be easily and quickly manufactured in a mass production and that may be easily and quickly assembled and that may be used for suitably styling the hair of the user. In addition, the elongated coil member 10 includes a resilient and flexible structure that may be easily and quickly attached or engaged onto the head 80 of the user.
  • Accordingly, the hair barrette in accordance with the present invention includes a spiral or helical or coil structure or body member that may be easily and quickly manufactured and assembled and that may be used for suitably styling the hair of the user.
  • Although this invention has been described with a certain degree of particularity, it is to be understood that the present disclosure has been made by way of example only and that numerous changes in the detailed construction and the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

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1. A hair barrette comprising:
an elongated coil member including two ends, and
a tubular connecting member for securing said ends of said elongated coil member together and for forming a closed loop structure.
2. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 1, wherein said ends of said elongated coil member and said tubular connecting member are secured together with an adhesive material.
3. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 1, wherein said elongated coil member includes two coil segments connected together with an elongated wire member and having said ends secured together with said tubular connecting member for forming the closed loop structure.
4. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 1, wherein said tubular connecting member includes a bore formed therein for receiving said ends of said elongated coil member.
5. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 1, wherein said elongated coil member includes a coiled core member having said ends formed thereon.
6. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 5, wherein said coiled core member includes a circular cross section.
7. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 5, wherein said elongated coil member includes an outer sleeve engaged onto an outer peripheral portion of said coiled core member.
8. The hair barrette as claimed in claim 7, wherein said outer sleeve is made of cloth materials.
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USD667890S1 (en) * 2012-04-13 2012-09-25 Noam Krasniansky Double cylindrical hair band
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USD765313S1 (en) * 2015-05-03 2016-08-30 Helen Of Troy Limited Hair accessory
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US20180295962A1 (en) * 2017-04-17 2018-10-18 Ling Zhang Non-slip telephone cord hair tie
US10856636B2 (en) * 2018-04-25 2020-12-08 Mountain Girl Way, LLC Ponytail securing device

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