05857468 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 16 patents.

A hair forming device for arranging a pony tail or braid. The device comprises a series of rings each attached to an adjacent ring in end to end fashion. Adjacent rings overlap just enough to enable a connecting pin formed in one ring to pass through a hole formed in the adjacent ring, and thus connect the two rings. Any two adjacent rings may therefore be arranged to describe a figure eight. Hair is preferably divided into two braids, each braid being passed through each ring. The novel device secures the braids in this manner, and is worn as long as the hair style thus achieved is maintained. Preferably, the connecting pins are arranged parallel to the central axis of the circle described by each ring. In alternative embodiments, the pins permanently connect adjacent rings, or may removably connect adjacent rings, for example by snap fit. In a further alternative embodiment, the device is extended by adding rings and attaching the succession of rings in head to tail fashion, thus forming a closed loop. Two parallel paths are thus established, for passing two or four braids through two rows of rings in parallel. In a still further embodiment, each ring attaches to four neighboring rings, a matrix of rings thus being formed.

Title
Hair forming device
Application Number
434850
Publication Number
5857468
Application Date
June 20, 1996
Publication Date
January 12, 1999
Inventor
John W Lindley Jr
Clyde
NY, US
Charles L Camp Jr
Clyde
NY, US
Agent
K Lukacher
M Lukacher
Assignee
Hair Hoops
NY, US
IPC
A45D 8/04
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