US 1924315 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
29, 1933 E. c. HEMPHILL 1?! AL 1,924,315
SLEEP EYE SHADE Filed Aug. 27, 1930 Patented Aug. 29, 1933 UNITED STATES SLEEP EYE SHADE Edward C. Hemphill and Elsie M. Hemphill, San Francisco, Calif.
Application August 27, 1930. Serial No. 478,196
This invention relates to an eye shield designed primarily for use by persons while sleeping so that their rest will not be disturbed by light rays. The shield can also be used while taking light treatments whereby the eyes will be protected from the light rays.
It is an object of the invention to provide a simple and inexpensive device of this character which can easily be placed in position and will remain where placed without becoming accidentally dislodged under ordinary conditions.
' A further object is to provide a shield which will rest comfortably on the bridge of the nose and on the adjacent portions of the face.
A further object is to provide a shield which can be adjusted readily for use by persons of different sizes.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it
being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of out departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawing Figure l is a perspective in use.
Figure 2 is a rear' perspective view thereof.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3, Figure 2.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference, 1 designates a double thickness of any suitable material or materials of an opaque nature, the same being so shaped as to fit snugly against the forehead, cheeks, and nose of the user. The ends of this body portion are preferably substantially semi-circular and merge into a V-shaped recess 2 at the center of the bottom of the shield.
To the back surface of the body and along the edges of the recess 2 are glued or otherwise fastened soft pads 3 made in any way desired, and which are adapted, when the shield is in position, to fill the spaces between the lower edges of the shield and the sides of the nose so that light rays can not enter' under the shield from below. Pressure of the edge portions of the shield against the forehead and checks will exclude light'rays at those points.
Clips 4 of any suitable construction are attached to each end of the shield and these clips, 5 which are arranged in pairs, are attached to the ends of elastic loops 5. These loops are extended view of the device what is claimed withthrough the end portions of a band 6 adapted to extend back of the head of the user, said band being adjustable in length by means of a buckle 7. The elastic loops 5 are slidable relative to the band so that said band can be shifted along the loops as it is brought to proper position back of the head. The upper and lower portions of the loops are adapted to extend over and under the ears respectively so that with the device thus positioned as shown in Figure 1 it can not become accidentally displaced under ordinary conditions. The band 6 which connects the two elastic loops 5 prevents the loops from pulling forwardly against the backs of the ears and causing discomfort to the wearer.
While this device is particularly useful while a person is receiving light treatment, it will also thereby. The pad 3 holds the lower portion of the body of the article away from the face so that ample room is provided for free movement of the eyelids and eye-lashes.
What is claimed is:
tending over and under each ear, and a connection between said means to prevent them from pulling on the backs of the ears and for holdfrom' entering under the pad throughout the length of the margin thereof while the pad is in use.
EDWARD C. HEMPHILL. ELSIE M. HEMPHILL.