Hair styling tool with rotatable cylinder

  • US 8,567,416 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2012
  • Issued: 10/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tool suitable for hair styling comprising:

  • (a) a body having a longitudinal axis, a proximate end, and a distal end;

    (b) a cylindrical rotatable member extending from the distal end of the body, the rotatable member being rotatable relative to the body;

    (c) at least one heater for heating the hair including a heater for heating the styling arm;

    (d) an electric motor able to rotate the rotatable member both in clockwise and counterclockwise directions, the motor located in the body;

    (e) a styling arm that does not rotate with respect to the body and is pivotally attached to the body at a location closer to the proximate end of the body than the distal end of the body, the styling arm having a distal end consisting of non-rotatable elements, wherein the styling arm is movable between an open position and a closed position sufficiently close to the rotatable member such that positioning hair between the distal end of the styling arm and the rotatable member allows for hair styling between the rotatable member and the styling arm in the closed position;

    (f) projections for engaging hair in the closed position and suitable for brushing hair;

    (f) a switch that is automatically triggered to activate the motor to rotate the rotatable member by the styling arm being moved toward the closed position from the open position; and

    (g) a spring for biasing the styling arm into the open position,wherein the rotatable member is rotatable by the motor in the closed position without any part of the styling arm rotating; and

    wherein pulling the tool through hair in the closed position with the rotatable member rotating styles the hair.

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