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Publication numberUS1579449 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1926
Filing dateOct 12, 1923
Priority dateOct 12, 1923
Publication numberUS 1579449 A, US 1579449A, US-A-1579449, US1579449 A, US1579449A
InventorsHubbell Henry E
Original AssigneeHubbell Henry E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary mask
US 1579449 A
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April 6,1926. v 1,579,449

H. E. HUBBELL SANITARY MASK Original F'led Oct. 1, 1919 ZNHS'NTOR M/MMM Patented Apr. 6, 1926i.

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Be it known that I, HENRY E. Hummm, a citizen of the Unitedv `States, residing at Bronx, New Yorkv city,'in'the county of- Bronx and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements'in a Sanitary Mask, of which the following is a speiiication.

This application is a substituteof application 327,64f.2 filed October 1,y 1919.

My invention relates t'onew and useful improvements in sanitary masks, and has for videinama thin metal or other suitable similar material ones.


its object to provide an exceedingly simple and effective device ofl this character for use by doctors, nurses, attendants for siclg persons or others -in which the pledget o r pad is readily and easily removed and at tached so that a new pad may be substituted for the used-one.

' yAnother ob'ect of the invention is to proa. flexible holder of celluloid,

so that when vp laced upon the face-it will approximately conform-to the contour of the face 'in the region or-locality of the nose and mouthf.-

A further object of the inventionis to' provide attaching means for the mask which ma be readily and uicklgsttached and de'- tac ed to permit t e su itution of new With these ends vieW, this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set.-

forth and then specifically designated by the In order 'that those skilled in the m 0 which this invention appertains, may understand how to make and A'use the same, I- will describe its construction in detail, referring-- by numerals to the accompanying' drawing forming a part of` this application, in

Fig. 1, is a front elevation of my improved sanitary l Fig. 2, is a section at theA line 2-2 of Fig. 1. v

ig. 3,`is a section at the -line 3-3'of Fig. 1.

In carrym' out my invention as here emg a holder of .relatively thin, which may be or cleaned when desired and this holder umay be of any smitable contour or configuration, but is prefer Renewed August 1l, 1985.

formed a mouth o nm' g4 roduci b tween it and the ipe P ng" 'e above the lower edge is ower edge, -a. lower lip` is htl concaved i as at 3 where the'mask ress tlslgaboi're the chin bridge 5 while another opening 6, termed the nose opemngli's cut into=the holder fromfits upgr thereby formingth) nose tab's4 7 tween said nose "o edges of the holder, an anup'perlip bridge 8 between the nose and mouth open' gs.

tion of the holder are formed ta holes 9.

Through the holes 9 inthe nose ta s andthe holesrmthe body of the holder are lthreaded the -attachmg tap 10, .for other' suitable meanswhich ma be passed aboutthe head of the user and e ends thereof tied.

pledget or ad which'may be 1n the form,

i The reference numeral .11 represents'the ofgauze,fa rbent cotton or a combina? tion of the two, or other material if found Y so y desirable, andthis 'pad is shaped to approxlmjatel of the holder and is held in place upon'the r ho ding a'. number. ofsheets'of as Vused Pfl-15er ther offwhich will obviens. e pad .ma lne-medicated if" undv4 desirableer advisabil f f In practice the mask isplaed upon the face and drawn tightl fthereaga.v 'inst VAb the attaching means 1()Y which will cause theynose tabs 7 'to engage each side 'of'the no se and` the widest to 'lie against the cheeks of the user which properly ition the nose and mouthopenings tojpe 't breathmg,'and as the air :w:

willcollect upon .those partsof the .pad

exposed throughthe" nose -and mouth open- Y ings, and assoon as thevr mask is removedA .from the face of the user thetipad maybe detached from the holder. andA rowh awa or destroyed y 'and a new one-substituted therefor.' vAit the same timethe holder may f correspond to the configurationA so as to cover thelmouth and M through the pad .to the mouth-or nostrils the disease germs shown as these''may be varielwithin the 110' limits of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having thus fully described my invention,l what I claim as new and useful is 1. As a new article of manufacture, a holder of the class described formed of flexible celluloid having a mouth opening in proximity to its lower end and Vprovided with a nose openin cut into its upper edge, separated tabs ro uced by said nose opening, said tabs aving holes in their up er ends, said holder also being provided with v holes adjacent its lower edge and attaching tapes threaded through the last named holes and-the holes in the tabs, as shown for the purpose specified.

2. A mask comprising a flexible holder,

a member consisting of lower and upper lip bridges with the mouth opening therebetween and upwardly projectlng spaced nose tabs leaving a nose opening therebetween, said holding member having tape holes therein, and attaching tapes threaded through the last named holes in combination with a pad detachably fastened to the inner face of the holding member and adapted to contact with the face of the wearer, a portion of said pad being forced tlrough the nose opening when `the mask is applied.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto aflixed my signature.


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US2681060 *Mar 10, 1952Jun 15, 1954Swindell Melvin EDust mask
US3033200 *May 8, 1959May 8, 1962Martindale Electric Company LtSanitary masks
US4090510 *Jan 19, 1977May 23, 1978Rebo-ProdukterFace mask with exchangeable filter
US4537192 *Jun 14, 1982Aug 27, 1985Foster Billy RUnitary endotracheal tube holder
US5243708 *Jun 30, 1992Sep 14, 1993Vanuch James PDisposable scented mask
WO1995007034A1 *Sep 8, 1993Mar 16, 1995Vanuch James PDisposable protective mask
U.S. Classification128/206.12, 2/9
International ClassificationA41D13/05, A41D13/11
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/11
European ClassificationA41D13/11