Hair-appliance holder

  • US 8,430,241 B1
  • Filed: 04/18/2011
  • Issued: 04/30/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hair-appliance holder adapted for retaining a hot hair-styling appliance relative to and suspended hanging from and over an upper edge portion of a sink basin having a concave inner surface, or from a countertop, the hair-appliance holder reducing the likelihood of contact by the hair appliance with the countertop, other objects and a user thereof, said hair-appliance holder comprising:

  • an entirely silicone strap member having first and second ends, an upper surface and an underside surface, the underside surface comprising an outer non-slip waterproof surface portion having sufficient gripping, suction or adhesion properties on its surface to provide traction with the concave inner surface of the sink basin or countertop and the upper surface comprising an outer non-slip waterproof heat-resistant and burn-resistant surface adapted for non-slip support of the hot hair appliance when the user sets the hair-appliance down on the strap during use;

    an entirely silicone, partially enclosed retaining member adapted for hanging from an upper edge of the sink basin or countertop and comprising first and second ends, said retaining member being closed at the first end thereof, the second end of said silicone retaining member comprising an open end adapted for inserting receiving the hair-appliance, the second end of said silicone retaining member being semi-rigid but flexible so as to remain open adapted to receive the hot hair-styling appliance during repeated insertion and removal during use of the hot hair-styling appliance from said retaining member, said retaining member being contiguous and integral with said silicone strap member, said silicone strap member having a first end and a second end, said second end of said strap member connected adjacent to the open end of said retaining member, said strap member being of sufficient size and weight such that, together with the non-slip gripping of said strap member along the underside of said strap member, said strap member providing sufficient counterweight and friction between the lower surface of said strap member, and the gripping contact along the underside surface portion of said strap member along and with the concave inner surface of the sink basin or countertop such that said strap member is adapted to retain the hair-appliance holder with the retaining member suspended hanging from and over the edge of the countertop when the hair appliance is in said retaining member.

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