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Title:
ELASTIC HAIR TIE DISPENSER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/226767
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention provides an elastic hair tie material and an. elastic hair tie dispenser (10) for dispensing varying lengths of elastic hair tie material (20). More particularly, the present Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser device (10) has been configured with a flexible cover (14), a pivoting cutting blade actuator (26) and cutting blade (44) to conveniently dispense elastic hair tie material (28) of varying color, cut to any desired length by the user of the dispenser, to be worn by women or men to restrain their hair in -many varying different stylish configurations and for varying purposes, and wherein the dispenser (10) is refillable by either winding hair tie material onto a spool (40) rotatably housed within the dispenser (10) or inserting a new coil (36) of hair tie material sold separately.

Inventors:
ELLIOTT, Jerritt, K. (3212 Gentry Drive, Austin, TX, 78746, US)
Application Number:
US2018/036159
Publication Date:
December 13, 2018
Filing Date:
June 05, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TIY PRODUCTS, LLC (3212 Gentry Drive, Austin, TX, 78746, US)
International Classes:
B65H35/00; A47F1/00; B65D83/00; B65D85/02; B65D85/04; B65D85/671; B65H35/04; B65H49/02
Foreign References:
US6386416B12002-05-14
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US6557262B12003-05-06
US6616360B22003-09-09
US8083114B12011-12-27
US6161288A2000-12-19
US5582041A1996-12-10
US5524843A1996-06-11
US8047461B12011-11-01
US6457665B12002-10-01
Other References:
ATWOOD ROPE MFG: "Tactical Rope Dispenser-TRD", YOUTUBE, 19 October 2016 (2016-10-19), XP054979179, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20180802]
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CLARKE, Richard, D. (Law Office of Richard D. Clarke, 3755 Avocado Blvd. #100, La Mesa CA, 91941-7301, US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1 claim:

Claim I , An elastic hair tie dispenser, comprising:

a) two round transparent clamshell bowsing sections configured to be held together with fasteners, wherein when assembled said two housing sections form a dispenser housing configured to accept a centrally located spool and a cutting blade; b) elastic hair tie cording material removably wound around said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser housing; and

c) a cording orifice and a cutting slot molded into said dispenser housing; and d) a pivoting blade actuator assembly roovabiy attached to said dispenser bousing having a cuttin blade therein;

whereby said elastic hair tie cording spooled withi said housing is dispensed by being pulled through said cording orifice to a variable desired length then cut with said pivoting blade actuator cutting blade.

Claim 2. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1, wherein said elastic bair tie cording material removably wound around said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser bousing includes an elastomer core center which comprises 90% rubber compound, 5% color added and 5% solvents and releasing agents used in manufacture, and has an elasticity ratio of 4: 1.

Claim 3. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim I, wherein said pivoting blade actuator assembly includes a blade attachment portion capable of accepting a removable replaceable cutting blade, spring back fingers and an orifice for pivotably mounting on said dispenser housing, whereby when in operation, the pivoting blade actaaior assembly is forced forward by a user, said cutting blade cuts said clastic hair tie cording material dispensed into any desired length by a. user, and springs back to be hi position to cut again.

Claim 4. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim Ϊ„ wherein said dispenser housing includes a cutting pad accepting section wherein a cutting pad is mounted and further wherein when said cutting blade is actuated using said pivoting blade actuator assembly, said cutting blade moves to cut said hair tie material and stops on said cutting pad working as a cushion for the cutting blade.

Claim 5. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1 , further including a removeable pivoting blade assembly safety cover wherein said safety cover attaches to said dispenser housing by snapping on to said dispenser housing and prevents the blade from unwanted, exposure or actuation cutting motion when attached.

Claim 6* The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1, wherein said centrally located spool is rotatabiy affixed to said dispenser .housing and includes a hair tie material fastening slot and an extemal slot, wherein said hair tie material coiled within said housing is fastened to said spool, and a user can coil hair tie materia! back into said dispenser housing by winding said hair tie material using a screwdriver positioned within said external slot, thereby obtaining any desired length of hair tie material to be cut and subsequently used. Claim 7. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim i , wherein said eiastic hair tie cording material is sold sepai'ateiy as an individual coil package and can be inserted into said dispenser housing by disassembling said housing, thereby refilling said dispenser housmg with a coil of elastic hair tie cording material.

Claim 8, The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim Ϊ„ wherein said elastic hair tie cording material is sold separately as an Individual coil package aiid can be inserted into said dispenser housing by attaching a length of elastic cording hair tie material to said spool and winding said elastic hair tie material into said dispenser housing and onto said spool using said external slot to rotate said spool.

Claim 9. The elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 2, wherein said elastic hair tie cording material remo vably wound around said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser housing includes an elastomer core center which comprises 90% rubber compound, 5% color added and 5% solvents and releasing agents used in manufacture, and lias an elasticity ratio of 4: 1 , and further wherein said elastomer core center is covered by fabric of varying colors.

Claim 10, The eiastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1 , wherein said dispenser housing further includes a lanyard orifice for attaching a lanyard.

Claim 11, A method, for making an elastic hair tie dispenser, comprising the steps of;

a) providing two found transparent clamshell housing sections configured to be held together with fasteners, wherein when assembled said two housing sections form a dispenser housing configured to accept a centrally located spool and a cutting blade;

b) providing elastic hair tic cording material removably w und aroun said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser housing; and

c) providing a cordin orifice and a cutting slot molded into said dispenser housing; and

d) providing a pivoting blade actuator assembly movahly attached to said dispenser housing having a cutting blade therein;

whereby said elastic hair tie cording spooled within said housing is dispensed b being pulled through said cording orifice to a variable desired length then cut with said pivoting bla.de actuator cutting blade.

Cfaiffl 12, The method of making an elas tic h air tie dispenser according to claim .1 1 , wherein said elastic hair tie cording material removably wound around said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser housing includes an elastomer core center which comprises 90% rubber compound, 5% color added and 5% solvents and releasing agents used in manufacture, and has an elasticity ratio of 4:1.

Claim 13. The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim i I , wherein said pivoting blade actuator assembly includes a blade attachment portion capable of accepting a removable replaceable cutting blade, spring back fingers and an orifice for pivotably mounting on said dispenser housing, whereby when in operation, the pivoting blade actuator assembly is forced forward by a user, said cutting blade cuts said elastic hair tie cording material dispensed into any desired length by a user, and springs back to be in position to cut again. Claim 1 . The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1 1 , wherein said dispenser housing includes a cutting pad accepting section wherein a cutting pad is mounted and further wherein when said cutting blade is actuated using said pivoting blade actuator assembly, said cutting blade moves to cut said hair tie material and stops on said cutting pad working as a cushion, for the cu tting blade.

Claim IS, The method of making as clastic hair tie dispeaser according to claim 11 , further including a removeabie pivoting blade assembly safety cover wherein said safety cover attaches to said dispenser housing by snapping on to said dispenser housing and prevents the blade from unwanted exposure or actuation cutting motion when attached.

Claim 16, The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 11, wherein said centrally located spool is rotafably affixed to said dispenser housing and includes a hair tie material fastening slot and an external slot, wherein said, hair tie material coiled, within, said .housing is fastened, to said spool, and a user can coil hair tie material back into said dispenser housing by winding said hair tie materia! using a screwdriver positioned within said external slot, thereby obtaining any desired length of hair tie material to be cut and subsequently used . Claim 17. The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim i 1 , wherein said elastic hair tie cording material is sold separately as an individual coil package and can be inserted into said dispenser housing by disassembling said housing, thereby refilling said dispenser housing with a coil of elastic hair tie cording material.

Claim 18. The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1 1 , wherein said elastic hair tie cording materia! is sold separately as an indi vidual coil package and can be inserted into said dispenser housing by attaching a length of elastic cording hair tie .materia! to said spool and winding said elastic hair tie material into said dispenser housing and onto said spool using said external, slot to rotate said spool

Claim 19. The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 12, wherein said elastic hair tie cording material removably wound around said spool forming a coil within said assembled dispenser housing includes an elastomer core center which comprises 90% rubber compound, 5% color added and 5% solvents and releasing agents used in ma»ufecture, and has an elasticity ratio of 4: 1, and further wherein said elastomer core center is covered by fabric of varying colors. Claim 20, The method of making an elastic hair tie dispenser according to claim 1 1 , wherein said dispenser housing further includes a ianyard orifice for attaching a lanyard.

Description:
ELASTIC HAIR TIE DISPENSER

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides an elastic hair tie material aad an elastic hair tie dispenser for dispensing varying lengths of elastic hair lie material, .More particularly, the present Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser device has been configured with a flexible cover, a pi voting cutting blade actuator aad catting blade to conveaieatiy dispense elastic hair tie material of varying color, cut to any desired length by the user of the dispenser, to he worn by women or men to. restrain their hair in many varying different stylish configurations and for varying purposes, and wherein the dispenser is refillable by either winding hair tie material onto a spool rotatably housed ithia the dispenser or inserting a new coil of hair tie material sold separately,

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

{000 1 For man years the common rubber band has been the means for a person with long hair of holding it back in a ponytail away from their face. The problem with rubber bands is that they tend to break or damage the hair. Other items that are commonly used are scarfs and items thai hav been developed into a means of adornment like colorful fashion accessories. Presently more women as well, as men have a need to hold their hair back to keep it out of their face. In many cases, there is an occupational necessity, such as in food servers, machine operators and athletes.

(0005) The elastic hair ties that can be found-on the market today are- very generic in their construction and. design and. do not effectively address the needs of the consumer. The majority of the designs on the market are a "one size fits ail" product. Other companies have brought to the market elastic hair ties that are sized based on a criterion of age. Generally, they are m de in adu.lt or child's size. As a result, these products do not address the actual thickness of texture of an individual's hair. This docs not allow the user to have a product that is snore suited for their needs,

|00β4) The products currently on the market are inexpensive and do not perform well or last very long due to basic problems with the quality of the material used in the construction, hi order to keep prices low, the eiastic material used is inferior arid has a ver short life span, both from retention of elasticity and breakage standpoint. A basic design flaw is a built-in weakness in the product where a etal "crimp" is used to attach two ends of the hair tie together that creates a point of failure when used repeatedly,

[000$] Numerous innovations for hair ties have been provided in the prior art that are described as follows. Even though these innovations may he suitable for the specific individual purposes to which they address, they differ from the present invention as hereinafter contrasted. The following is a summary of those prior art patents mos t relevant to the invention at hand, as well as a description outlining the difference between the features of the present invention and those of the prior art. imm\ US Patent Application Publication No. US 2009/0178690 A 1 of William Joh Olson is directed to a hair tie, having an elastic member extendable toward opposing ends and complementary fasteners l ocated at least two portions of the elastic member. Optionally, the invention may include an ornament holder, having a fastener configured to removably attach to an elastic member. }0i)07J This patent describes a hair tie only, having an elastic member extendable toward, opposing ends and complementary fasteners but does not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tic material to be cat to different length for varying purposes of hair restraint and decoration. fWiOSl US Patent Application Publication No. US 2013/0263884 of Mariana Hogaa et al. describes a ponytail cover that includes an elastic band extending between first and second free ends. Fastening portions such as Ve!cro portions or hooks are positioned at the ftrst and. second free ends of the elastic band and can be fastened together so as to form the elastic band into a loop to cover a ponytail holder. Strips of hair extend over and substantially cover a surface of the elastic band that is outwardly facing when formed into the loop. A ponytail holder includes a band of hair extending between first and second free ends and hooks attached to the first and second free ends can be fastened together to secure the ponytail holder when the band of hair is wrapped around a ponytail.

}0 09f This patent describes a ponytail cover that includes an elastic band but does not deal with the hair tie and does not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tie material to be cut to different length for varying purposes of hair restraint and decoration.

(Οβΐβ) US Patent Application Publication No. US 201 1/0048450 of Kai-Mou TsiaA hair binder for arranging the hair is disclosed to include an elastic cord member, a clamp affixed to the elastic cord member to join the ends of the elastic cord member, and a flexible protective sleeve covering the clamp and carrying a design. {.0011] This patent describes a hair binder for arranging the hair as a unique hair tie only, but does not have t e capabilities of dispensing vary ing color elastic hair tie material to be cut to different length for varying purposes of hah- restraint and decoration. j¾0l2] US Patent No. 7,305,996 of Sarah Kraft et al. describes an elastic band that includes an elongate elastic core, a sheath, and an elongate friction member. The elongate elastic core comprising a continuous loop and the sheath has an outer surface and surrounds the elongate elastic core. The elongate friction member is disposed in the sheath, such that at leas a portion of the elongate friction member protrudes past the ou ter surface of the sheath.

[0013] This patent describes an elastic band that includes an elongate elastic core, a sheath, and an elongate friction member but does not have tire capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tie materiai to be cut to different length for varying purposes of hair restraint and decoration.

[0014] US Patent No, 6, 182,672 of Felix , Abasta-Douglas et al describes a looped fastener having a fabric covered elasticized member having a thin, substantially rectangular cross-sectional configuration having terminal ends formed in a loop by passing the elasticized member through a hollow open ended decorative body. The Iooped fastener is tightened and loosened by moving the open-ended body up and down the fabric covered elasticized member. The smaller the loop, the tighter the fasten. The larger the loop the looser the fasten. Secondary open-ended bodies affixed to the terminal ends of the fabric covered elastieized member prevent the elastieized member from accidentally being pulled out of the aforementioned open-ended body.

|θβ!5| This patent describes a looped fastener having a fabric covered elastieized member having a thin, substantially rectangular cross-sectional configuration but docs not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elas tic hair tie material, to be cut to di fferent length, for varying purposes of hair restraint and decorati on..

[00161 US Patent No. 6,047,708 of Sherelle I. Paaaei et ai. describes a. hair bus kit and process which allows a hair bun to be easily arid quickl - formed. The hair bun kit consists of a first resilient hairband, a second resilient hairband and a hair bun mold having a centered opening, an upper surface and a lower surface. An optional ornamental hairband may also lie included to enhance the aesthetics of die hair bun. To use the hair ban. kit the first resilient hairband is tightly wrapped around a bundle of hair strands. The secured hair bundle is then inserted through the centered opening and. the hair strands are draped over the upper surface of the mold. The second resilient hairband is placed over the draped ' hair strands and around the lower surface of the hair bun mold to secure the hair strands. The ornamental hairban is then placed around the lower surface of the hair bun mold to complete the hair bun.

{0017) This patent describes a hair bun kit and process which allows a hair bun to be easily and quickly formed but does not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tie material to be cut to different length for varying purposes of hair restraint and decoration. {.0018] US Patent No.5,456,274 of Kathie Selbee et ai. describes a removable cover for a bair band thai has a fabric tube with first and second ends, the fabric tube having a longitudinally dasticized seam between the first and second ends whereby the cover is removabl mountable on the hair band by sliding the fabric tube over the hair band so as to place the seam along an inside surface of the hair band.

}Θ019] This patent describes a removable cover for a hair band that has a fabric tube but does not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tie material to be cut to different length for varying purposes of hair restraint and decoration.

[0Q20] US Patent No. 3,832,841 of Bernard M, Cole describes an ornamental expansible strip for use as a yarn stretch gift packages tie and as a decorator hair tie, and the method of making the same. The expansible strip comprises an elastic core under a retained low stretch and a ornamental yam cover embracing the same, the yarn cover comprising yam strands which are stretched and coiled about in the same di rec tion and on opposi te side of the elastic core, the core and yam cover combinedly possessing a stable twist, the yam being tightly wound, and locked to the stretched and twisted elastic core.

|002 i f This patent describes an ornamental expansible strip for use as a yarn stretch gift packages tie and as a decorator hair tie but does not have the capabilities of dispensing varying color elastic hair tie material to be cut to different length tor varying purposes of ' hair restraint and decoration. {.0022] None of these previous efforts, however, provides die benefits attendant with the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser,

|Θ0231 The present application provides for an Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser and describes a new and unique means of dispensing replaceable clastic cording within a fabric sleeve, coming to a variet of different colors to be cat to any desired length for restraining the hair or used in a variety of different stylish hair configurations.

|0624| In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser in detail it is to be -understood that the design is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangement of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in variou ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limi ting,

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

|(M)2S] The principal advantage of the Elastic Hair Tic Dispenser is to readily dispense the unique replaceable elastic cording within a fabric sleeve, coming in a variety of different bright colors, and cut to any length desired by the user, for hair restraint,

{ΘΘ26| Another advantage of the Elastic Hair Tic Dispenser is that it is small enough to be held in the palm of the hand . }0i)27J Another advantage of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser is that it can cut the replaceable elastic cording to different lengths.

(0028| Another advantage of th Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser is that you can, by holding the device in the palm of the hand and pressing with the thumb cut. the cording, jflt)29J Another advantage of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser is that it is transparent, so the different colors of the elastic cording are visible,

[0030] Another advantage of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser is that i t can be taken apart to refill or, to change the color of the elastic cording.

[0031] Another advantage of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser is that it can he sold as a sealed disposable unit or sold as a refiliabie unit.

[0032] These together with other advantages of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser,, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the design, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and formin a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser, its operating advantages and the specific advantages attained by its uses, reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and. descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser. 0033] The preferred embodiment of this Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser will be a small round flat device that can easily lit into the palm of one hand and will cut the replaceable elastic cording within a fabric sleeve by pressing the pivoting blade actuator with the thumb cutting it to any desired length. The device consists of a right hand and .left hand transparent sections that can be attached by the means of screws, fasteners or permanently attached so that it will not be refutable, but rather sold as a disposable unit. By being transparent, the dispenser unit shows the replaceable elastic cording within the attractive colors of fabric sleeve between the two halves of the device. The elastic cording will be available in a round or square shape and a wide variety of bright colors.

[0034] The elastic cordin is cat by the means of a blade attached to the pivoting blade actuator that automatically retmcts after cutting the elastic cording. When finger guides on both sides of the two hal es of the transparent sections moves within the cavities between the two spring back fingers of the pivoting blade actuator, it rotates on bosses that are on the outside of the transparent sections. A polyurethane cutting pad is sealed within the right hand and left hand transparent sections to cushion the biade edge. A flexible cover exposes the pivoting blade actuator and protects the person using the device from being cut by the cutting blade.

}0035j With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by die present design. Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispense!". Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled is (he art, it is not desired to limit the device 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 Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser application.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRA WINGS

J0O361 The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and form a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser

and together with the description, serve to explain the principles of this device. j¾037] FIG. 1 depicts an assembled view of the Elas tic Hair Tie Dispenser.

|Θ038| FIG. 2 depicts the replaceable elastic hair tie material comprising rubber cording within a fabric sleeve, coming in a variety of different colors, shown here packaged for sale and distribution in a zip lock plastic bag packaging, or the like.

[Θβ39| FIG. 3 depic ts m exploded perspecti ve view of the Bias ti c Hair Tie Dispenser.

J0040J FIG, 4 depicts a perspective view of a hand holding the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser with a hand holding it and a user pressing with the thumb to actuate the blade to cut the replaceable elastic cording. {.0041] FIG. 5 depicts a left side vie of the interior of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Fie Dispenser.

{0042J FIG. 6 depicts a right-side view of the interior of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser.

J 0043! FIG. 7 depicts a perspective view of the spool element.

|0044| FIG. 8 depicts a side view of the right side of the transparent section of th Elastic Hair Tie with the winding too! for the replaceable elastic cording over the spool.

[00451 FIG. 9 depicts a side view of the right side of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie with replaceable elastic cording fed through the cutting slot.

|ΘΘ46| FIG. 10 depicts an exterior side view of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser.

[0047] FIG. 11 depicts side view of the pivoting blade actuator of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser.

(0048) FIG. 12 depicts an assembled view of the pivoting blade actuator located on the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser, |0049] FIG. 13 depicts a side view of the flexible cover of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser. fOO50j As required,. detailed embodiments of tJje present Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser are disclosed hereiti, however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merel exemplary of the design that may be embodied in various forms.

Therefore, specific functional and structural details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but. merely as basic for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser in virtually any appropriately detailed structure.

DETA ILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRE EMBODIMENTS

[Θ051] Referring now to the drawings, wherein similar parts of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 are identified by like reference numerals, there is seen in FIG. 1 an assembled view of the El astic Hair Tie Dispenser 10, illustrating the left side transparent section 12 A being held together with screws 16, A lanyard orifice 18 is on the edge of the device with the replaceable elastic cording within a fabric sleeve 20 coming out of cording orifice 22 and wrapped around through the catting slot 24. The flexible cover 14 houses the pivoting blade actuator 26.

}0052j FIG. 2 depicts one type of retail packaging option 11 including the replaceable elastic cording within a fabric sleeve 20, coming in a variety of different colors in a zip lock plastic hag 28, packaging or the like. The elastic hair tie material is constructed of an elastomer core center which comprises 90% rubber compound, 5% color added and 5% solvents and releasing agents used in manufacture. Most typically, the rubber compound is 95% to 100% natural or synthetic rubber. The elastomer core center may also be manufactured in a variety of colors and shapes. The overall finished diameter of the product, sold in strands of varying lengths to be refutable into the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser, is about 3 millimeters, with the elastomer core center being about 2 millimeters in diameter. The elastomer core center has an elasticity ratio of 1 to 4, that is, a 10-inch length will be sireichable to 40 inches. This combination of elastic hair tie material and the Elastic Hair Tie

Disperiser enables a user to custom cut hair tie material to any desired length for any desired purpose, for any hair type or any application.

[0053] The elastomer core center cut to a length of a user desired hair tie, can come in a round or square configuration and stretch four times its original length. The elastomer core center has a cord covering of a pliable nylon yam material available in many colors. The average thickness of the outer pliable nylon yam material is 1 millimeter. This outer pliable nylon yarn also has an elasticity ration of 1 to 4,

(605 1 FIG, 3 depicts an exploded perspective view of the Elastic Hair Tie

Dispenser It) with the left side transparent section J 2A and the right side transparent section 12B to be held together wit screws 16. Other methods of attachin the left side transparent section 12 A and the right side transparent section I2B .may be used as a means to attach them together and will still be covered within the scope of this application,

[0055| A lanyard orifice 18, the cordin orifice 22 the cutting slot 24 and the boss 30 for the pivoting blade actuator 26 are on the outside surfaces of the transparent sections 12A and 12B. The inside surface of transparent sections 12A and 12B are mirror images with structural ribs 32 and a spool orifice 34 that do not extend to the outside surface.

[00561 The replaceable elastic cording within a fabric sleeve 20 is in a coil 36 to be affixed through a slot 38 in the spool 40 that is held within the spool orifices 34 oo the inside of the transparent sections Ι 2Λ and J 2B. A po!yurethanc cutting pad 42 is inserted between the left side transparent section Ϊ2Α and the right side transparent section 12B and works as a cushion for the cutting blade 44,

[0057] A pivotin blade actuator 26 has a anting blade 44 attachment section 46 and two sprin back fingers 48 are a unique means with their flexibility to retract the cuttirtg blade 44 while the unit is pivoting on boss 30 in orifices 50. it is directed in both ways by the means of the finger guides 52 on the outside surfaces of the transparent sections 12A and 12B after pressure has been applied to the blade actuator 26, The flexible cover 14 bouses the pivoting blade actuator 26,

[0058] FIG. 4 depicts a perspective view of a band 56 holding the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 with the thumb 58 pressing the pivoting blade actuator 26 to cut the replaceable elastic cording 20 with the cutting blade 44. fOOS j F G. 5 depicts 3 left side view of the in terior of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 12A, [006Θ] FIG. 6 depicts a right-side view of the interior of the transparent section, of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 1.2B with the cutting pad 42 in place,

[0061 I FIG, 7 depic ts a perspective view of the spool 40 with the replaceable elastic cording 2(1 going through the slot 38.

J 0062! $IG. 8 depicts a side view of the right side of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 12B with the winding tool 60 for the replaceable elastic cording 20 over the spool 40, By placing a small flathead screw driver in the slot 41 and rotating it, the replaceable elastic cording 20 is drawn in and formed into the coil 36.

[0063] FIG. 9 depicts a side vie of the right side of the transparent section of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 12B with replaceable elastic cording 20 fed through the cutting slot 38.

(606 1 FIG, 10 depicts an exterior side view of the lef side transparent section 12A of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 illustrating the location of the finger guide 5 for the spring back fingers 48 on the pivoting blade actuator 26.

[0065) FIG. 11 depicts side view of the pivoting blade actuator 26 of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 and the cavity 62 where t e finger guides 52 traiisiate to give the spring action to puli back the cutting blade 44. J0 6J FIG. 12 depicts an assembled view of the pivoting blade aciiiator 26 (shown separated from the dispenser unit in FIG * 11) located on the transparent section 12A of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 further clarify ing tire action and location of the cavity 62 where the finger guide 52 translate to give the spring action to pail back the catting blade 44,

(0067) FIG. 13 depicts a side view of the flexible cover 14 of the Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10.

(0068) The Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser 10 shown in the drawings and described in detail herein disclose arrangements of elements of particular construction and configuration for illustrating preferred embodiments of structure and method of operation of the present design. It is to be understood, however, that elements of different construction and configuration and other arrangements thereof other than those illustrated and described may be employed for providing an Elastic Hair Tie Dispenser W in accordance with the spirit of this invention, and such changes, alternations and modifications as would occur to those skilled in the art are considered to be within the scope of this application as broadly defined in the appended claims.

[0069] Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientists, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent or legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application. The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to he limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way,

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY

{W70| The present invention is useful in the following ways:

- for dispensing hair tie material;

- for dispensing elastic hair tie cord .material;

- for dispensing hair tie cord in varying desired lengths;

- for cutting dispensed hair tie materia! in varying desired lengths;

- for storing hair tie materia! prior to dispensing and cutting;

~ for storing hair tie material in a wound coil within a protective dispenser;

- for being refill able when hair tie material is depleted;

- for providing an elastic hair tie -material with 90% rubber and 5% color;

- for providing an elastic core of varying shapes;

- for providing a elastic core of varying color;

- for pro iding a spring back cord cutting blade actuator;

- for providing a spool for winding hair tie material into a coil;

~ for providing a cording orifice and a cutting slot molded into the dispenser;

- for providing a method for making an elastic hair tie dispenser

- for providing a transparent housing so that the color of hair tie material is evident and displayed, through the transparent housing.