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Publication numberUS2049723 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1936
Filing dateOct 3, 1935
Priority dateOct 3, 1935
Publication numberUS 2049723 A, US 2049723A, US-A-2049723, US2049723 A, US2049723A
InventorsEdward Pomeranz
Original AssigneeEdward Pomeranz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rubber ice-skull
US 2049723 A
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A 1936- E. POMERANZ 2,049,723

RUBBER I CE SKULL Filed Oct. 5, 1935 /0 y 1/ x M Patented Aug. 4, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RUBBER ICE-SKULL Edward Pomeranz, San Clemente, Calif.

Application October 3,1935, Serial No. 43,334

3 Claims. (01. 150-213) This invention relates to a rubber ice-skull.

The object of the invention is the construction of a simple and eflicient device to aid the comfort of the patient.

Another object is the production of an efficient and scientific device for applying ice to the patients head, without filling or re-filling the device with ice. I

A further object of the inventionis the construction of a novel device which receives liquid to be frozen, and then permits the device to be placed in an apparatus, such as an electric refrigerator, whereby the liquid is frozen in a-uniform mass or sheet for permitting the entire head of the person to be efliciently affected by the ice mass.

A still further object of the invention is the production of an ice-skull that will stay in place, without attention, and permit the patient to lie in any position in comfort without feeling any annoyance.

With the foregoing and other objects in view,

. my invention comprises certain novel constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing: 1 V

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention, showing the same as it appears in posi-v tion on a persons head.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device.

Figure 3 is a view in front elevation.

v Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on line l-4 Fig. 3, and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken on line 5-5 Fig. 3, and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Referring to the drawing by numerals, the rub-- ber ice-skull I ll is preferably made of rubber or rubberized fabric, and comprises an outer unit H and an inner unit l2. The outer head-engaging face of the inner unit I2 is absolutely smoothand uninterrupted throughout its entire area, as clearly seen in Figure 4. This produces an easy and satisfactory effect on the wearer as no uneven or hollows or other objectional features are involved. The outer unit II is attached partly across the inner unit I! at IS; the attaching lines Fig. 4. "Therefore, whenthe liquid is frozen, a

sheet-like mass is uniformly formed, to evenly distribute the cooling action on the patients head; The device I0 is provided with a band-like edge II that is of an irregular shape, whereby my device fits snugly over the forehead and above the ears and around the nape of the neck, when applied. The large envelopes l5 are at the center of the sides and front and back, while a set of three small envelopes I6 is formed between each two contiguous large envelopes l5, (Fig. 2) thereby producing large chambers H and small chambers I 8, which chambers all communicate freely at their inner ends with the inter portion or common chamber l9, (Fig. 4).-

The outer unit H is thickened at 20, and this thickened portion is threaded at 2| for receiving the sick.

-What Iclaim'isz- I 1. In a device of the class described, the combination of a smooth uninterrupted head inclosing inner unit, an outer unit spaced from said inner unit, the two units being connectedat their edges, said outer .unit provided with means for securing the same at intervals to said inner unit, whereby communicating side and central cha bers are formed, and means for permitting filling of said chambers.

2. In a rubber ice-skull, the combination of an inner and an outer unit secured together and provided with partitioning means to form a plurality of large-envelopes and a plurality of small envelopes between said units, said large envelopes being formed at diametrically opposite points on the outer unit, and some of the small envelopes being also formed at diametrically opposite'points I 3. In a rubber ice-skull, the combination of an on said outer unit.

inner and an outer unit secured together and provided withpartitioning means to form large envelopes at the center ofthe sides, a large envelope at the center of the front'and a large envelope at the center vof the back, and-"a. set of small envelopes between each two contiguous large envelopes, said large envelopes and sets of small envelopes being formed diametrically across said outer unit from each other, substantially as shown and described.


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U.S. Classification607/110, D02/865, 2/7
International ClassificationA61F7/00, A61F7/02, A61F7/10
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2007/0268, A61F7/103, A61F2007/0001
European ClassificationA61F7/10B