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Publication numberUS1050744 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1913
Filing dateMay 4, 1912
Priority dateMay 4, 1912
Publication numberUS 1050744 A, US 1050744A, US-A-1050744, US1050744 A, US1050744A
InventorsBernard Torrington Monier-Williams
Original AssigneeBernard Torrington Monier-Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for the prevention and correction of portruding ears.
US 1050744 A
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B. T. MONIER-WILLIAMS. DEVICE-FOR THE PREVENTION AND CORRECTION OF PROTRUDING EARS. APPLIOATION FILED MAY 4, 1912.

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BERNARD TORRINGTON MONIER-WILLIAMS, OF ISLINGTON, LONDON, ENGLAND.

DEVICE FOR THE PREVENTION AND CORRECTION OF PROTRUDING EARS,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 14, 1913.

Application filed May 4. 1912. Serial No. 695,153.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BERNARD TORRING'ION l\-IoXn-:R-\V1LLI.nis, atsnbjectof the King of Great Britain, residing at 88 High street, Islington, London, England, have invented a new and useful Device for the Prevention and Correction of Protrnding Ears, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a device by means of which persons with protruding ears may cause them to assume a position close to the sides of the head.

My invention in its most approved form is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which is shown on an exaggerated scale for the sake of clcarness.

In the said drawing: Figure l is an edge View of the device. Fig. 2 is a face View thereof. Fig. 3 is, a face view with a 'portion of an outer layer removed. Fig. at is an edge view with one of the outer layers partly detached, and Fig. 5 shows a human ear with the device which forms the subject of this application indicated in dotted lines in position behind the same.

The device or appliance in the forms shown consists of a pair of adhesive disks a, a placed back to back and secured .together by thread or silk I), so that they are a suitable distance apart. The disks are preferably made each of two layers, and two threads are employed for attaching the disks together. In the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the threads are passed through the center of the inner layers and the ends are separated diametrically of the disks and tied at the edges as indicated at c, c. The two layers of each disk are then stuck to gether by suitable adhesive material. The arrangement illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4: is the same except that the ends of the thread are not tied, the adhesive material which socures the layers together being relied on to hold the thread.

The disks a, a are coated with material on the outer sides which can be made to adhere when placed behind the ear so as to stick to the latter and to the sides of the head, and retain the ear in the position determined by the length of the thread attachment between the disks. A suitable adhesive which I have found to give good results in practice is spirit gum.

The disks may be made of various mate rials, for instance metal or celluloid but preferably the outer layers are of silk while" the inner layers areof stronger or coarser materlal such as fine canvas.

Instead of disks little plates of other form may be used.

Claims:

1. An appliance for retaining an ear in a desired position, comprising a construction formed of two parts and inwardly yielding means connectingthe inner sides of said parts and holding them a certain distance from each other, the outside of each part being provided with an adhesive substance whereby one of said parts may be made to adhere to the ear and the other to the head.

2. An appliance for retaining ears in a desired position, consisting of a pair of disks, each disk of said pair, comprising two layers of material, and means for securing the disks a predetermined distance apart, the layers of each disk being adapted to be secured together. the outside of the outer layer of each disk, being provided with an adhesive substance.

BERNARD TORItING'lON MONIE lt-WILMAMS.

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(. G. REDFERN,

J OI-IN E. BOUSFIELD.

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US20100059078 *Sep 8, 2009Mar 11, 2010David WintersMethod and means for pinning back protruding ears
WO1994009731A1 *Oct 27, 1993May 11, 1994Joseph Vincent IerulliEar flattening device
Classifications
U.S. Classification606/204.15, 63/DIG.100
Cooperative ClassificationY10S63/01, A45D44/22, A61F5/01