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US3068491A
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Dec. 18, 1962 A. J. PEREKREsTENKo HAIR WASHER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 26, 1960 Fig. 3

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BY WWW-Mmm Dec. 18, 1962 A. J. PEREKRESTENKO HAIR WASHER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 2e, 1960 A/w'na .l Pere/rresrenko INVENTOR.

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United States Patent O 3,068,491 HAIR WASHER Alvina I. Perekrestenko, 112 4th St. NW., Minot, N. Dak. Filed Apr. 26, 1960, Ser. No. 24,755 2 Claims. (Cl. 4-159) 'Ihe present invention generally relates to a device for aiding in the shampooing of hair and more particularly to such a device for use by persons shampooing the hair of persons while reclining in bed such as bedridden patients and the like.

It is quite well known that it is extremely diicult to properly shampoo persons heads when they are confined to a reclining position in bed. This is especially true since it requires an initial wetting of a relatively large volume of hair in some instances with a subsequent soaping or Washing after which the soap or other cleaning agent has to be rinsed from the hair. The several operations are quite dilcult to perform when a person 1s conned to the bed or when a person cannot comfortably assume the position normally required for shampooing which requires that the head be bent forwardly or placed into or in overlying relation to a sink or the like. Therefore, it is the primary object of the present invention to provide a portable hair washing or shampooing aid to be employed by nurses and the like for giving shampoos to patients while they are reclining in bed thus increasing the comfort and cleanliness of patients without soiling or dampening any of the bed clothes while maintaining the patients head in a comfortable position.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a hair washing or shampooing device in the form of a portable foldable case having a basin therein and a supply of water for completely and effectively shampooing a persons head.

A further important object of the present invention is to provide a hair washing or shampooing device which is simple in construction, easy to use, easy ot assemble and disassemble, simple and efcient in operation and generally inexpensive to manufacture.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIGURE l is a perspective view of the hair washing device of the present invention illustrating it in stored condition;

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the invention in r unfolded condition ready for use;

FIGURE 3 is a transverse sectional view taken generally through a center plane of the present invention illustrating the structure thereof;

FIGURE 4 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 4-4 of FIGURE 3 illustrating the details of construction thereof; and

FIGURE 5 is a detailed sectional view illustrating a control valve structure for controlling the operation of the invention.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, the numeral generally designates the hair washing device or shampooing device of the present invention generally in the form of a carrying case including a base portion generally designated by the numeral 12 and a cover portion generally designated by the numeral 14.

The base portion 12 includes a bottom 16, a rear wall 18, a front wall 20, and side or end walls 22. The cover portion 14 includes a top wall 24, a rear wall 26, a front wall 28 and side or end walls 30. The rear wall 18 of the base portion 12 and the rear wall 26 of the cover portion 14 are hingedly connected together by hinges 31. The*` edges of the other respective walls of the base portion 12 and cover portion 14 engage each other along a lineof juncture 32 and latches 34 interconnect the front walls 20 and 28 for retaining the case in closed condition. A key lock mechnism 36 may also be provided together with a carrying handle 38 attached to the front wall 28. The latches 34, the key lock mechanism 36 and the handle -38 may be that type of hardware employed on suitcases or on typewriter cases and the like.

The interior surface of the top 24 is provided with a shelf member 40 extending perpendicularly therefrom and parallel to the rear wall 26 for receiving a plurality of articles 42 thereon which are retained in place by an elastic strap 44 detachably connected to the top wall 24 by snap fastener elements 46 whereby a plurality of pockets are formed for receiving a plurality of articles 42-for supporting such articles in readily accessible position.

The base portion 12 of the hair washer includes a basin or' receptacle structure generally designated by reference numeral 48 and which includes a basin or receptacle 50 having a peripheral horizontal ange 52 extending outwardly therefrom with a recess 54 formed in one edge thereof with the recess forming a neck engaging area. The bottom inner end of the receptacle is provided with a drain plug 56 which communicates a drain tting 58 to a pair of laterally extending hoses 60 whichextend into drain tanks 62 and 64 located in the bottom corners of the base portion. Disposed above the tanks 62 and 64 are water supply tanks 66 and 68 and disposed above the tanks 66 and 68 are partial top walls 70 which engage the tanks 66 and 68 and which also support the horizontal ilanges 52 of the receptacle or basin 50.

Each of the tanks 66 and 68 is provided with an outlet fitting 72 and 74 respectively connected with a hose 76 and 78 respectively that are attached to and communicated with valve bodies 80 and 82 respectively. The valve bodies 80 and 82 discharge water into tubes 84 and 86 respectively each of which is provided with a shower spray head 88 and 90 respectively having projecting scrubbing fingers 92 thereon for massaging and scrubbing the scalp and otherwise facilitating the hair washing operation.

FIGURE 5 illustrates the details of one of the valve bodies and the valve body is designated by the numeral 80 and is generally cylindrical in construction and provided with a flange 94 engaging the upper surface of the horizontal flange 52 and a rotatable valve plug 96 is disposed in the body 80 with the plug 96 having passageways 98 for selectively communicating the water supply tank 66 with the hose 84. The bottom end of the valve body is threaded as at 100 for receiving a nut 102 and a suitable washer arrangement 104. Also, the upper end of the valve plug 98 is provided with a laterally extending handle 106 for the cold water tank 66 whereas a handle 108 is provided for the hot water tank 68.

Disposed intermediate the shower spray heads 98 is an air pressure pressure pump 110 having a manually operated handle 112 thereon for supplying pressure to the tanks 66 and 68 so that a pressure may be built up in these tanks for discharging the water therefrom. This is necessary when the tanks cannot be communicated with a water pressure supply. Each of the tanks 66 and 68 is provided with an inlet plug 114 and 116 respectively which are constructed so that they may receive a supply hose or the like which may be connected with a suitable source of pressurized water in which event the pressure pump 110 would not be necessary. However, the pressure pump 110 enables operation of the device without necessitating a source of pressurized water. Also, each of the tanks 62 and 64 is provided with a drain plug 118 3 and 120 respectively for draining the water from the drain tanks 62 and 64.

The cover portion may be removable to enable the device to be more easily handled in certain orientations and arrangements and this may be accomplished by provid.- ing a detachable hinge connection between the cover portion and the base portion. This type of hinge is commonly found on typewriter carrying cases and the like. The device may be constructed of any suitable conventional materials rendering the device long lasting and relatively inexpensive to manufacture. Y

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. `Further since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit `the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. For use in shampooing the head and hair of a bedridden patient while the patient lis in a supine position; a portable self-contained hair Washer comprising a case embodying a hollow box constituting a receptacle portion and having a at bottom wall which may be placed atop the bed mattress and cooperating upstanding vertical front, rear and side marginal walls, a'basin having a bottom and an upstanding marginally surrounding wall, the upper edge portions of said wall having and being surrounded by an outstanding horizontal ange cooperating with the top portion of said receptacle portion and providing a cover, a rst drain'tank confined in said receptacle portion and located to one side of the basin, a second drain tank also located in the receptacle portion, the bottom of said basin having a drain opening for drainage of used water and a removable plug in the opening for closing the same, means affording communication between said opening and the respective drain tanks, said means interposed between the bottom of the basin and the bottom of the receptacle portion, a first water supply tank in said receptacle portion supported above and in alignment with the first drain tank, a second water supply tank also in the receptacle portion but supported above and in alignment with the second-named drain tank, control valves for the respective supply tanks confined in the receptacle portion and communicatively joined with their respective suppl-y tank, a spray head connected to each valve by a flexible hose, and the front portion of the wall of said basin having a recess for accommodatingly supporting the back of the neck of the user.

2. The structure defined in claim 1 and wherein an end portion of each supply tank is provided with an openable and closable accessible lier opening, and wherein each drain tank is provided at a bottom portion with a drain opening and accessible closing means therefor cooperable with the front Wall of the aforementioned receptacle portion.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,232,493 Stuckey et al Feb. 18, 1941 2,507,630 Green May 16, 1950 2,760,207 Glintz Aug. 28, 1956 2,850,742 Glintz Sept. 9, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS 402,898 Great Britain Dec. 14, 1933 419,713 Great Britain Nov. 16, 1934

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US3591871A (en) * 1969-12-30 1971-07-13 Herbert A Segal Portable lavatory
US4512043A (en) * 1983-04-04 1985-04-23 Nolan William D Portable hair shampoo and scalp treatment basin
US4574407A (en) * 1984-07-02 1986-03-11 Didia Nicholas A Portable beauty basin vanity
US4651361A (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-03-24 Nolan William D Portable combination hair shampoo basin and drying hood
US5245713A (en) * 1990-06-27 1993-09-21 Tickle Edwin J Hair washing unit
US5678255A (en) * 1995-12-13 1997-10-21 Stoudamire, Sr.; Melvin C. Portable hair washing system
US5966751A (en) * 1996-04-19 1999-10-19 Chiarelli; Shirley A. Portable hair washing apparatus
US6016818A (en) * 1996-07-18 2000-01-25 Nch Corporation Recirculating parts washer
WO2001021127A1 (en) * 1999-09-22 2001-03-29 Alfredo Baroni Movable apparatus for washing immobilised persons
US6678902B1 (en) * 2002-07-16 2004-01-20 Foppa Pedretti S.P.A. Portable washbasin for babies
US20050086734A1 (en) * 2003-10-28 2005-04-28 Thies Ailene P. Portable shampoo sink
US20100162479A1 (en) * 2008-12-31 2010-07-01 Ming-Chia Tai Portable Hair-Washing Apparatus
US20100199418A1 (en) * 2008-05-27 2010-08-12 Hyun Tae Yi Portable Hair Washer
US20120227177A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Nicole Kiser Ergonomic Hair Washing Basin
US10251458B1 (en) * 2010-10-25 2019-04-09 Dustin Edward Weiss Mobile salon chair and work station

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GB402898A (en) * 1932-08-25 1933-12-14 Leopold Berkovi Improvements in or relating to shampooing apparatus
GB419713A (en) * 1934-04-24 1934-11-16 Jack Dessar An improved portable washing and toilet cabinet
US2232493A (en) * 1938-10-08 1941-02-18 Alice M Stuckey Power driven shampooing device
US2507630A (en) * 1946-04-02 1950-05-16 Green Alexander Glen Folding shampoo cabinet
US2760207A (en) * 1954-07-07 1956-08-28 Georgia E Glintz Portable shampoo cabinet
US2850742A (en) * 1957-08-26 1958-09-09 Georgia E Glintz Portable shampoo cabinet

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GB402898A (en) * 1932-08-25 1933-12-14 Leopold Berkovi Improvements in or relating to shampooing apparatus
GB419713A (en) * 1934-04-24 1934-11-16 Jack Dessar An improved portable washing and toilet cabinet
US2232493A (en) * 1938-10-08 1941-02-18 Alice M Stuckey Power driven shampooing device
US2507630A (en) * 1946-04-02 1950-05-16 Green Alexander Glen Folding shampoo cabinet
US2760207A (en) * 1954-07-07 1956-08-28 Georgia E Glintz Portable shampoo cabinet
US2850742A (en) * 1957-08-26 1958-09-09 Georgia E Glintz Portable shampoo cabinet

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3591871A (en) * 1969-12-30 1971-07-13 Herbert A Segal Portable lavatory
US4512043A (en) * 1983-04-04 1985-04-23 Nolan William D Portable hair shampoo and scalp treatment basin
US4574407A (en) * 1984-07-02 1986-03-11 Didia Nicholas A Portable beauty basin vanity
US4651361A (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-03-24 Nolan William D Portable combination hair shampoo basin and drying hood
US5245713A (en) * 1990-06-27 1993-09-21 Tickle Edwin J Hair washing unit
US5678255A (en) * 1995-12-13 1997-10-21 Stoudamire, Sr.; Melvin C. Portable hair washing system
US5966751A (en) * 1996-04-19 1999-10-19 Chiarelli; Shirley A. Portable hair washing apparatus
US6016818A (en) * 1996-07-18 2000-01-25 Nch Corporation Recirculating parts washer
WO2001021127A1 (en) * 1999-09-22 2001-03-29 Alfredo Baroni Movable apparatus for washing immobilised persons
US6678902B1 (en) * 2002-07-16 2004-01-20 Foppa Pedretti S.P.A. Portable washbasin for babies
US20050086734A1 (en) * 2003-10-28 2005-04-28 Thies Ailene P. Portable shampoo sink
US7469430B2 (en) * 2003-10-28 2008-12-30 Thies Ailene P Portable shampoo sink
US20100199418A1 (en) * 2008-05-27 2010-08-12 Hyun Tae Yi Portable Hair Washer
US20100162479A1 (en) * 2008-12-31 2010-07-01 Ming-Chia Tai Portable Hair-Washing Apparatus
US10251458B1 (en) * 2010-10-25 2019-04-09 Dustin Edward Weiss Mobile salon chair and work station
US20120227177A1 (en) * 2011-03-07 2012-09-13 Nicole Kiser Ergonomic Hair Washing Basin

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