US Patent No: 5,664,707

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Bead installing tool and method of use




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A tool for installing perforated beads on a strand of fibers, such as a strand of hair. The tool comprises a rod terminating in a closed loop at one end, and having a removable cap at the other end. When the cap is removed, perforated beads are sequentially loaded onto the rod. The cap is replaced, thus retaining the beads between the cap and the loop. The strand of fibers is passed through the loop. The loop is resilient, and is manually compressed to accommodate passage of the beads as the beads are pushed from the rod onto the strand of fibers. The tool is then disengaged from the strand. The beads may be secured in place by crimping one or more beads, or by applying a cement to the strand, or both. The cement may either act by adhering a bead to the strand, or by increasing the diameter of the strand so that it no longer passes through the bead.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Spector, Paul 4600 Dietz Way, Suite 100, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 1 11

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Breslow, Morrison, Terzian & Associates, Inc. (1)
* 5,558,105 Hair beading tool 14 1995
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* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 7,156,103 Bead, a tool and a method for applying the bead to hair 4 2003
7,124,918 Beading tool and method 2 2003
* 7,909,066 Method for weaving layered beaded fabric and beaded fabric woven by the method 5 2010
* 8,522,439 System and method for stringing decorative jewelry elements 0 2011
* 8,360,110 Machine for making fabrics comprising yarns decorated with pearls and fabric comprising yarns decorated with pearls 0 2009
Heller S.A. (1)
* 6,719,013 Bead-weaving system 16 2001
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* 5,967,151 Hair bead stop and method of beading hair 7 1998
* 6,016,813 Bead lock and method of retaining beads 11 1998
* 6,041,792 Hair ornament and method of ornamenting hair 17 1999
* 6,035,864 Method and apparatus for ornamenting hair 3 1999
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