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June I 28 1927. 1,633,586
w. A. HUNTER SUDATORY RECEPTOR PAD Filed Oct. 9, 1922 INVENTOR TTORNEYS.
Patented June 28,1927;
A. HUNTER, OF WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.
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7 Application filed October a, 1922. Serial No, 598,252.
This invention relates in general to a sudatory receptor and more particularly to a pad, or the like, to be applied to the part of p the anatomy whichvit is desired to relieve of perspiration.
The primary objects of the invention are to provide a pad of thischaracter byfmeans of which perspiration is constantly and quickly absorbed or collected from the body and dissipated and evaporated so that the pad is always in a substantially dry condition.
' Another object of the invention is to provide such a device-'which is sanitary, can be easily cleansed, and will effectively operate indefinitely and repeatedly.
Further objects of the invention are to provide a sudatory receptor including an absorbent material pad to collect perspiration from the body and distribute itthroughout the pad, said pad being so constructed that a constant circulation of air is permitted therethrough to evaporate the moisture therein; to thus provide such a pad including a plurality of layers of thicknesses of absorbent material, and a plurality of openings or eyeletsextending from one of the outermost layers into the pad to permit a circulation of air'into the interior thereof;
to provide a sudatory'absorbent pad so constructed that only a portion thereof contacts with the body and collects or absorbs perspiration therefrom and distributes throughout the pad, the non-contacting por tion of the pad being spacedfrom the body to permit a circulation of air between said portion and the body, and to obtain other results and advantages as may be brought out by the following description...
For the purpose of illustrating the principles of the invention I have shown in the accompanying drawing a pad embodying my invention adapted to be applied to the forehead, this form of pad being particu-' larly designed for athletes, such as tennis players, to prevent perspiration from flowin into the eyes, interfering with vision and otherwise producing discomfort. It will be understood, however, that my invention may be embodied in many other forms, for instance wrist pads for draftsmen, etc., without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. 7 r
Referring to said drawings in which the same numerals of reference indicate coritv responding and like parts throughout the several views,
Figure l is a perspective view of a device embodying my invention adapted to be applied to the forehead and showing the manner of using the same;
Figure 2 is an enlarged transverse sectional view through the device showing the same applied;
Figure 3 is a detached the device;
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmenta side elevation of one end of the pad and t e attaching strap;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the superposed layers of material before the same are formed into the pad, and
Figure 6 is a similar view showing the layers of material and the eyelets in transverse section.
In the embodiment of my invention shown on the drawing the reference character A designates the pad which is shownof five layers or thicknesses of absorbent material. In the .present instance the two outermost layers 1 and 2 are preferably of some fine texture fabric, such as'cottonfabric, While perspective view of the next inner layers 3 and 4 are preferably of loose texture flannel cloth. The innermost layer 5 is also of flannel cloth referably of an extremely coarse weave/ T e pad may be formed in any suitable manner, but
.next inner layers 3 and 4 are also formed of a single iece of material returned upon itself and a 0 having its edges secured by the stitches 6. The innermost layer 5 comprises a sin le strip ofmaterial interposed between the ayers3 and 4.
The respective 1a ers of the pad are loose with respect to each other, and the layers 1 and 3 on one side of the pad and the layer 5 areprovided with perforations which in the present instance are in the form of a plurality of eyelets.7. With this construction air may circulate through the perform tions 7 into the interior of the'pad.
In the present instance the pad is shown of a length and widthsufiicient to qover the forehead of the user, andone edge thereof is substantially straight while the other edge is curved from the center of the pad toward the opposite ends. The pad is thus narrower at its ends than at its center. 7
A suitable strap or tape 8 is attached to the pad for securing the same to the wearer. The said strap 8 1s preferably elastic and has one end thereof secured to one end of the pad. The other end of the strap ispassed oosely through an eye 9 secured to the other end of the pad and is connected to an adjusting buckle 10 for adjusting the length of the strap.
In the use of the pad-shown and described, the pad 'is applied to the forehead, of the user with the straight edge disposed slightly above the eyes and with the eyelets 7 outermost and the ta e extending around the back ofi the head and holding the pad in said position, it being understood that the tape 8 is first adjusted by the buckle 10 so that the pad and tape are of just a sufiicient. circumference to snugl encircle the head of the wearer. It willv noted that the tension of the strap 8 is applied adjacent. the straight edge of the pad so that said edge snugly engages the forehead while the other or curved edge of the pad isheld in a spaced relation to the upper portion of the forehead, as clearly shown in Figure 2.
The perspiration from the forehead of the user is absorbed by the layers 2 and 4 adjacent the forehead, said layers distributing the perspiration throughout the area. of the pad. The air circulates into the-interior of the pad through the openings 7 so that the moisture in the layers adiacent the forehead is evaporated by the air. Air may also circulate from the upper edge of the pad in the space between the same and the fo-rehead vto further evaporate the moisturein the pad. Due to the constant and uniform evaporation of themoisture in the pad, the pad remains in a substantially dry conditionand never becomes saturated. The pad may be thoroughly washed without in any way afiecting its operation, and can thus be maintained in a sani condition and is capable of indefinite and repeated use. The pad is also soft and light and the tension on the strap 8 may be so adjusted that .the wearer is not conscious of the pad upon his forehead.
Obviously, many modifications and changes can be made in the detail construction of the pad and the materials used therein without departing from the spirit or scope of the in, vention, and therefore I-do not desire to be understood as limiting myself exce t as required by the following claims w en construed in the light of the prior. art.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
1. A device of the character described, including a pad formed of absorbent material, said pad having one longitudinal edge substantially straight and the ,other longitudinal edge converging from its center toward the ends of said first-mentioned edge, and means secured to the ends'of said pad adjacent said straight edge for securing the pad in position, whereby tension on said securing means holds said straight edge in sun engagement with the body and the other edge 1n spaced relation to the body.
2. A device of the character described, including a pad formed of absorbent material, said pad having one longitudinal edge substantla-lly straight and the other longitudinal edge converging from its center toward the ends of said first-mentioned edge, and an elastic strap connected to the ends of said pad for securing the same in position, whereby tension on said elastic strap holds said straight edge in snug engagement with the body and the other edge in spaced relation to the body.
WILLIAM A. HUNTER.