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Publication numberUS1432383 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1922
Filing dateSep 21, 1921
Priority dateSep 21, 1921
Publication numberUS 1432383 A, US 1432383A, US-A-1432383, US1432383 A, US1432383A
InventorsComings Darwin
Original AssigneeComings Darwin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary breath deflector
US 1432383 A
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l, Patented 001;. 117, 1922 Patented @ct-17, 1922 entre@ stares @Meer ortica.



Application led September 21, 1921. Serial N o. 502,151.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, DARWIN CoMInes, a citizen of the United States, residing at Scranton, in the county of Lackawanna and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in by declare the following to be a full,

hereclear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others'skilled in the art to Sanitary Breath Dedectors; and li do same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in sanitary lbreath dedectors, l

,and has` for 'its primary object the provision of means for preventing the occupants of a bed from directly breathing or inhaling the breath of the other andwhich is so constructed that it may be easily removed or placed in av position out of the way in the day or when not in use.;

Another object of this invention is the provision of a breath deflector of. the above stated character which will be simple, durable and efficient, and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost.

With these and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of par-ts may be made without departing vfrom the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed. a

For a complete understanding of m 1nvention, reference is to be had to the fo lowing description, and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspectlve view, illustrating my invention applied to a bed,

Figure 2 'is a detail view, illustrating the support and means of connecting it to the be Figure 3 is a similar -view illustrating a modified form of support,

Figure 4 is a perspective view illustrating another modiied form of support, A

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 1 indicates a supporting arm which is bent to form a loo 2 and a vertical attaching ortion 3. T e attaching portion 3 has its ower end bent to form a semi-circular rest or thrust bearing 4 adapted to rest on one of the transverse rounds or rods 5 of the head 6 of the bed 7. The head 6 is of the usual construction having the vertical rods 8 and the attaching rod 3 extends parallelwith one of the rods 8 and preferably the center rod 8l of the head 6 and the loop 2 encircles the respective rod 8 S9 that the supporting rod 1 may be positioned to extend parallel with the head 6 or at right angles to said head and whenl in the latter named position, it supports a delector element 9 between the faces of the occupants of lthe bed to prevent them from directly inhaling each others breath.

The deflector element 9 is constructed from a suitable fabric and has secured to its upper edge a suitable number of rings 10 that are mountedon the Supporting arm or rod 1 so that the deiector element may be adjusted along the rod as desired, The defiector element when in an operative posi tion has its lower edge disposed 'between the adjacent ends of the pillows of the bed.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be noted that a device has been provided which is capable of adjustment so as to position the defiector either in an operative or inoperative position as desired and also the support may be removed and replaced on the bed when desired.

Referring to my modiiied form of invention as shown in Figure 3, a supporting rod or arm 11 is provided to which the de iector element 9 is attached and said rod or arm 11 has one end forked to provide diverging arms 12 which have their ends bent to form bearing elements 13 adapted to encircle one of the rods 8 of the head 6 of the bed 7 and one of said bearings 16 is provided with a set screw 14 adapted to be turned against the respective rod 8 for holding the` supporting arm or rod `in adjusted position on the respective rod 8 and also for olding the deiecto-r either in an operative or inoperative position.

Referring to my modified form of invention as shown in Figure 4, a vertical supporting rod 15 is provided and is formed on a base 16 and centrally of the latter. The base 16 may be of any desired shape and is placed on the bed with the adjacent ends of the pillows restin on said base. upper end of the ro 15 is formed onto a supporting rod or arm 17 on which the defiector 9 is mounted or draped.

While have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it


will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination, and arrangement of parts may be made Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

f Having thus described my invention what I claim is 1. A breath defiector comprising a supporting rod having one end bent to form a loop and a vertical portion, said vertical portion having its lowerend bent to form a bearing adapted to engagea part of a bed,

said loo 'adapted to encircle one of the vertical ro l s of the head of the bed, and Ia de-v incasso flelting element carried by the Supporting ro 2. A breath deiector comprising a support including vertical and horizontal portions, and said vertical portion having loopshaped ends adapted to encircle a rod of a bed, and a defiecting element carried by the horizontal portion. Y

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

' DARWIN COMINGS. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification5/513, 160/350, 5/282.1, 160/351, 160/335, 160/334, 211/110, 160/127
International ClassificationA47C20/00, A47C20/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61G2007/0518, A61G7/0507, A61G2007/0513, A61G2007/052, A47C21/00
European ClassificationA47C21/00, A61G7/05S