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Publication numberUS1002021 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1911
Filing dateJun 21, 1910
Priority dateJun 21, 1910
Publication numberUS 1002021 A, US 1002021A, US-A-1002021, US1002021 A, US1002021A
InventorsRuby A Barnes
Original AssigneeRuby A Barnes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,002,021 Patented Aug. 29, 1911.

united produce Figs. s, Li, 5, c



Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 29, 1911.

Application led June 21, 1910. Serial No.. 568,215.

To allvwi-om it may concern:

Be it known that I, RUBY A. BARNES, of the city of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented certain vImprovements in Ice-Caps, of which the following is a specification.

This invent-ion relates to an ice cap for invalids, formed of some pliable material such for instance as rubber cloth, which embraces a covering adapted to conform to the shape of the head ofthe patient, and a dome-shaped ice receptacle which dueto its fullness, extends outwardly and laterally to a considerable distance beyond the head covering; and it.consists in a peculiar construction of the device whereby the above described shape of the ice cap is maintained, as will hereinafter fully appear.

In the further description of the said invention which follows, reference is made to' the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, and in which,-

Figure 1 is an exterior side View of the completed ice cap, and Fig. 2 is a section of Fig. 1 taken on the dotted line 9.-2. and 7 are views on a much reduced scale, of the blanks which when the complete device shown in Fig. 1.- K Y In the construction of the improved ice cap, I cut from a sheet of rubber cloth, the blank 1 which consists of a four pointed star, the points a of which are rounded as shown and in the center of the blank, form a circular orifice b with radial slits c extending a limited distance therefrom to allow of its enlargement in the insertion through the blank of `the capped filling nozzle 2 which is shown only in Fig. 1.

3 is a centrally perforated reinforcing disk which is cemented to the outer surface of the star shaped blank 1 to strengthen it when the joint between the nozzle 2 and the blank 1 is formed.

4 is a rectangular blank the upper portion or edgeof which 's notched so as to produce the four triangular points d.

In uniting the blanks 1 and 4, the four rounded points a of the former are placed in the spaces between the triangular points (Z of the latter, and the adjoining edges of the two parts cemented together. Theends 'joint of the blank 4 are then united by a cemented By this construction, the fullness in the dome-shaped ice receptacle A, best shown in Fig. 1, is produced. I then turn in the lower portion or edge of the device as so far constructed, on the dotted line min Fig. 4, and to the edge e of the introverted portion, cement the edge of the circular blank `5 which forms the crown of head covering. The device is now in its proper shape, butdue to the pliability of the material used, and of its uniformity in thickness, the head coveringproduced by the introversion of the lower portion of the blank 4, and its crown as described, will not retain any predesigned depth, and is liable to be changed in handling the device, and in its application to the head of the patient, -I therefore cement to the outer surface of the inner and outer parts of the blank 4 which are adapted to encircle the head, the rectangular reinforcing folded strip 7 the ends of which are attached together with cement.

It will be understood that the ice cap constructed as described while being flexible throughout, vwill maintain its yshape as regards the depth of the head covering and the' relation which that part of `the device bears'to the dome-shaped ice receptacle in handling, in its application to the headV of the patient, owing to the difference in thickness of the said parts; and any distortion oi' disarrangement of the dome-shaped ice receptacle is not communicated to the covering in contact with the patients head,should the patient be placed in a reclining position with his head on a pillow.

' I claim as my invention,

1. In an ice cap, a iexible dome-shaped ioe receptacle with its edge introverted to roduce a continuous outer and an inner wall, the inner wall forming the lower part of a head covering, combined with a flexible crown which is secured to the edge of the inner wall, and an introverted flexible reinforcing strip which is cement-ed to the introvertedV portion of the device which is adapted to encircle the head, substantially as specified.

2. An ice cap embodying an ice receptacle which consists of a rectangular flexible blank with its upper edge notched to produce a 'series of points, and its ends united receptacle is produced, substantially as to vform a ezible annulus, combined with a specled.

second' exib e blank havin the form of a.

star with rounded oints, t e edges of the v RUBY A' BARNES' 5 rounded points of t e star being secured to Witnesses:

the edges of the points of the annulus, ALBERT S. GILL,

whereby a certain lateral fullness in the ice WM. T. HOWARD.

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U.S. Classification607/110
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2007/0008