Hair styling apparatuses and related methods

  • US 10,010,148 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2017
  • Issued: 07/03/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hair styling apparatus, comprising:

  • an outer surface defining an outside contour of the hair styling apparatus;

    a heated barrel defining a hair styling surface and a central axis;

    a heating element for heating the heated barrel; and

    a rotating member disposed at an end of the hair styling surface and configured to rotate around the central axis of the heated barrel, the rotating member comprisingan upper surface having a circumferential edge and a hole through which the heated barrel extends; and

    a tab extending along a tab longitudinal axis,wherein, in an at-rest position, the tab is spaced apart from an entire length of the heated barrel without being held in place by a user,wherein the rotating member forms at least a portion of the outer surface of the hair styling apparatus, andwherein the tab is formed integrally with the rotating member and has a first end and a second end, the first end of the tab being attached to and extending from the upper surface of the rotating member at a position between the circumferential edge of the upper surface and the hole through which the heated barrel extends.

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