FIELD OF INVENTION
- BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a hand held spraying-dispensing device for dispensing variety of powders and fibers that are manmade or naturally derived like cotton wool rayon, acrylic, More specifically the invention relates to a compact hand-held dispensing device that is electrically operated in a form of battery operated motorized pump. Although the present invention focuses on the cosmetic and art fields it can be used in many fields and applications that require dispensing fiber in an accurate, fast and effortless manner using a compact hand-held battery operated electric dispensing device.
Over the years numerous powder and fiber dispensers have been used or proposed. Such dispensers made of soft or hard materials using different method of dispensing powder. Some dispense powder by squeezing the container soft walls forcing powder or fiber to flow outwards (U.S. Pat. No. 4,307,823) or some just like a talcum powder dispenser (U.S. Pat. No. 3,237,819) or like a salt shaker, usually a container with a sifter top where the user will shake it over the scalp and try to target the hair thinning area, this method found to be requiring very good skills lots of time and efforts, with this method it is hard to control the dispensed amount of fiber or powder.
Other dispensers are using a rubber or plastic bulb or cap that is connected to a container with a tube or mounted on it. And by squeezing the bulb or cap it compresses air into the container that contains the powder or fiber, usually blowing downwards over the fibers agitating them and causing them to dispense through a nozzle. Some of these inventions require the help of another person, two hands (U.S. Ser. No. 11/666,345 U.S. Pat. No. 4,007,858) or one hand (U.S. Ser. No. 11/724,701) the problem with this type of dispensers is that it shoots the fiber in short and strong bursts of air resulting in uneven dispensing and waste of fiber or powder. The user has to continuously squeeze and release causing him to lose accuracy and eventually the user's palm will hurt as it requires many attempts.
- SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
Another dispenser (U.S. Pat. No. 6,168,781 U.S. Pat. No. 3,162,370) requires a separate compressed tank, one or two chambers of fiber or powder found to be complicated expansive designs and may be restricted for travel by air.
The present invention overcomes the disadvantages of prior inventions in many ways.
Thus, an object of the present invention is to enables the user to maximize use and dispenses fibers and powder constantly, with accuracy and control over the speed, amount, flow and direction of the fiber or powder applied on the scalp needing the application.
Powder dispensing is not as well understood as liquid dispensing. Flow-ability of a powder or fiber is believed to be influenced by multiple factors, including the size and shape of the particles, the tendency for particles to stick to each other, the density of particles, and the volume of air between particles. Particles may stick to each other due to electrostatic attraction as well as adhesive forces and moisture.
Therefore an object of the present application is to separate the particles of the fiber or powder with continuous flow of air supplied by electric pump and dispense them in a uniform flow outwards, this continuous flow of air prevent the fiber or powder from sinking back to the bottom and stick to each other, unlike manual applications where interval actions (such as manual pumping or shaking) are used and the particles flows out in un-uniform and uneven groups and clumps of fiber or powder.
Another object of the present invention is to enables the user to dispenses fibers or powder effortlessly, rather than apply it manually by shaking or repeatedly pressing on a rubber bulb or cap causing inaccurate uneven dispensing flow of fiber or powder.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a fast hand-held fiber and powder electric dispenser.
Another object of the present invention is to provide variety of removable nozzle sizes and pump motor speeds to enable the user to control the amount and flow of the fiber or powder dispensed.
Another object of the present invention is the ease of use: it requires one hand only, its small enough, light weight ergonomic design that enables the user to manipulate the device easily and comfortably within all angles and directions.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a dispenser that fits over existing Hair building Fiber containers sold in the open marketplace.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a dispenser and container that is suitable to dispense any fiber refills sold in the open marketplace in a form of refill bags bulk or containers.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a hand-held battery operated dispenser suitable for applying hair concealing fibers for cosmetic purposes.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a hand-held battery operated dispenser suitable for applying fibers or powders for art purposes.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a much more efficient and improved dispenser that is simple inexpensive and easy to produce.
Another object of the present invention is a device that is environmentally friendly by limiting the need to buy plastic containers and encourage purchasing refills that cost less and use 90% less plastic.
These together with additional objects, features and advantages of the fiber and powder electric dispenser will be readily apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art upon reading the following detailed description of presently preferred, but nonetheless illustrative, embodiments of the fiber and powder electric dispenser when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
In this respect, before explaining the current embodiments of the Fiber and Powder Electric Dispenser in detail, it is to be understood that Fiber and Powder Electric Dispenser is not limited in its applications to the details of construction and arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustration. Those skilled in the art will appreciate that the concept of this disclosure may be readily utilized as a basis for the design of other structures, methods, and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the fiber and powder electric dispenser.
It is therefore important that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent construction insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of Fiber and Powder Electric Dispenser. It is also to be understood that the wording and terminology employed herein are for purposes of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
To achieve all the above: The fiber and powder electric dispenser accommodates a small motorized-pump, power switches, battery holder, Battery housing, Battery housing cover, Motorized pump housing, removable fiber container and removable nozzles all compacted to a small light weight device.
FIG. 1 is a side view showing the embodiments of the present invention
FIG. 2 is a side view showing the embodiments of the present invention illustrating the objects and the principles of the invention. This illustrates the how the agitated fiber or powder flow out through the nozzle (product outlet).
FIG. 3 is a side cross dimensional view of the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a bottom cross dimensional view of the present invention this view show how the motorized pump is embedded in the container area, showing the air passage ways around the motorized pump and how the agitated fiber or powder can flow above and around it in order to flow out of the nozzle (product outlet).
FIG. 5 is a prospective dimensional view of the present invention.
FIG. 6 illustrates how a hair stylist may make use of the present invention on a client hair. It also a view of the present invention in relation to an adult person head.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 7 is a view of the present invention size in relation to a woman adult hand.
The present invention is a small fiber and powder electric dispenser one hand-held battery operated device that is designed to dispense (spray) powder or fiber such as hair building fibers and hair loss concealing fibers and powders that are made of natural and synthetic materials. The fiber and powder electric dispenser accommodates a motorized-pump, power switch, batteries, removable fiber container and removable nozzles all compacted to a small light weight device. The device is a great improvement that enables the user to dispense fiber constantly and flawlessly with the control over the speed, flow and direction of the fiber applied effortlessly, unlike and rather than apply it manually using inaccurate wasteful methods as described in  and . The application method of the present invention is resulting in substantial accuracy, money and time saving. The present invention is environmentally friendly by limiting the need to buy fiber that is sold in disposable plastic containers (average weight of 40 grams) and encourage purchasing refills sold in plastic bags that cost less and use 90% less plastic (that weighs about 4 grams).
The present invention (FIG. 1) is Hand-held motorized battery operated dispensing device for fibers and a powder which is comprises of: Main housing body (4) made of plastic. Batteries holder (6) made of plastic and, metal located in the battery holder housing (5). Bottom cover made of plastic (7) to lock the battery holder in place. Two momentary switches (3) connected with a resistor to create two different speeds while the top switch provides slower speed due to being pass the resistor and receives 25% less power. Battery operated pump-motor (9) mounted into the motorized-pump holder (10) capable of operating on 3V to 12V. Plastic removable service cover (1). Product outlet exit through the front via of removable-exchangeable various nozzles (11 & 12) sizes (from 2.5 mm to 7 mm) for flow control and accuracy of fiber and powder dispensing. Removable refillable (8) Canister (container) that can contain the fiber or powder needing dispensing for various needs.
Operating the present invention: The user places 3 AA batteries in the device, fills the removable canister (8) with fiber or powder and mount it by twisting and fastening it to the main body (4). When ready, aiming the device at the objet needing fiber or powder and presses any switch (3) top switch is slower and lower switch is faster. Continuous press supplies immediate and continuous flow of fiber or powder as long as the switch is pressed. The user can adjust the flow and amount of fiber or powder exiting the nozzle by using wider or narrower nozzles and by using faster or slower speed.
Inside the present invention (see FIG. 2) powering the motorized-pump (9) generates air flow (13). The air compresses the container below (8), blowing vigorously and agitating the fiber or powder below. Forcing the fiber particles to separate and flow out via the air passage located all around the motor holder (10) through the product outlet (11) and out. The present invention enables to position the pump directly above the fiber and deep in the canister while leaving room around it (360°) for the fiber to circulate and flow out from a higher point, such design also enables to position the nozzle (product outlet) in a higher and better position.