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Publication numberUS2086346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1937
Filing dateJun 7, 1935
Priority dateJun 7, 1935
Publication numberUS 2086346 A, US 2086346A, US-A-2086346, US2086346 A, US2086346A
InventorsHarry Zaretsky
Original AssigneeHarry Zaretsky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear protector
US 2086346 A
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July 6, 1937. ZARETSKY 2,086,346

EAR PROTECTOR Filed Jun 7, 1935 INVENTOR l/mny 2445215 15 I ATTQRNEY V Patented July 6, 1937 UNITED star rrsnr once This invention relates to new and useful improvements in an ear protector.

The invention has for an object the construction of an ear protector which is very inexpensive and which is adapted to bevery easily engaged on the ears to protect the ears during a hair or scalp treatment.

More particularly, the invention contemplates the construction of an ear protector which is characterized by a sheet of material of substantially oval shape to cover the ear, and which has a crease along the major axis, and upon one end of which there is a strip of material of a different width than the adjacent area of the oval shaped material, attached in edge alignment therewith so as to form a pocket between the strip and the sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged.

Still further the invention proposes the arrangement at the lower portion of said crease of an open area at which the adjacent material portions overlap and are attached together so to extend the pocket across the entire area of the sheet material.

Another object of the invention is the construction of a device as described which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

7 For further comprehension of the invention,

:50 and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and-to the appended.

claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:-

Fig. l is an elevational view of the inner side of an ear protector constructed according-to this invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a developed view of the material used in constructing the ear protector.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-4 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a developed view of an ear protector constructed according to another embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 6 is an elevational view of the inner side of an ear protector made from the blank shown in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is an edge elevational view of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a developed view of the blank of an ear protector according to another embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 9 is an elevational view looking from the sired. In Fig. 3 a developed view of the ear proinner side of the ear protector made from the blank shown in Fig. 8.

10 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line iii-Iii of Fig. 9.

includes a sheet of material Hl, paper or other similar flexible material of substantially oval shape and formed with a crease l 1 along its major axis. A strip of material i2 is arranged on one of the ends of the oval shape and is of a differ- 10 cut normal width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and is attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket i3 between the strip and the sheet and into which the top edge 7 of ones car may be engaged. The lower portion 1 of the crease H, within the boundary divided oif by the line A, is open and the material portions on the adjacent sides of the opening are over lapped and attached together so as to extend the pocket l3 completely across the entire area of the sheet material. Thus, the ear protector is adapted to cup the ear when engaged in position. 1

The strip 52 should be integral with the sheet of mate ial it if a low cost ear protector is derector is shown to illustrate this construction. The strip i2 is connected with the sheet Ill by a connecting portion i i. The natural width of the strip 52 is slightly greater than the natural width of the sheet iii, as may be seen in Fig. 3, espe- O cially by the dot and dash lines l2 which indicate the strip l2 bent downwards over the top portion of the sheet IE3. The side edges of the strip i2 and the sheet iii are forced into edge alignment with each other, which is possible be- 35 cause of the crease H which merely bows outwards, andthe aligned edges are secured together by staples [5. The overlapping areas of the material ID at the lower portion of the crease H are secured together by a staple it, or the 40 like. 7

The ear protector is used by merely placing it over the ear so that the sheet It extends across the ear and the strip i2 engages over the top portion of the ear to support the protector. The 45 protector will readily maintain its position, as usually some of the hair or apparatus is engaged over the ears during the treatment.

In Figs. 5-7 inclusive another embodiment of the invention has been disclosed which distin- 50 guishes from the prior form merely in the construction of the supporting strip. More particularly, this ear protector has a strip l2 which normally is of a smaller width than the normal width of the sheet l0, as may be clearly seen by 5 the dot and dash lines l2 which represent the strip I2 bent downwards. Furthermore, the shape of the strip 12 distinguishes from the shape of the corresponding prior strip in that it has a bottom straight edge, contrasted with a concaved edge in the previous form.

The protector has the edges of the strip [2 and the material it! in edge alignment with each other and attached together by the staples R5. The pocket will be formed in a similar fashion as the pocket I3 previously described. In other respects this form of the invention is identical to the previous form and corresponding parts may be recognized by the same reference numerals.

In Figs. 8-l0 inclusive, a still further modified form of the invention has been disclosed in which the ear protector comprises a sheet of material substantially of oval shape and formed with a crease l l along its major axis. At the top, the oval sheet Ni is formed with a lip portion l2 which is bent into the form of a hook adapted to engage over the top of the ear. The lower portion of the crease ii indicated by the area A, is cut open and the materials overlapped and held together by the staple Hi.

In this form of the invention the pocket is not as pronounced as in the previous form, and therefore not as satisfactory, but this form of the invention has the advantage of lower cost of manufacture.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, anddesire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:-

1. An ear protector, comprising a sheet of material of substantially oval shape and creased along the major axis, a strip on one of the ends of said oval shape and of a different width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket between said strip and sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged, and the lower portion of said crease being open with the adjacent material portions overlapping and attached together for extending said pocket across the entire area of said sheet of material.

2. An ear protector, comprising a sheet of material of substantially oval shape and creased along the major axis, a strip on one of the ends of said oval shape and of a different width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket between said strip and sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged, and

the lower portion of said crease being open with the adjacent material portions overlapping and attached together for extending said pocket across the entire area. of said sheet of material, said strip having a small area thereof connecting with and integral with said sheet of material.

3. An ear protector, comprising a sheet of material of substantially oval shape and creased along the major axis, a strip on one of the ends of said oval shape and of a diiferent width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket between said strip and sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged, and the lower portion of said crease being open with the adjacent material portions overlapping and attached together for extending said pocket across the entire area of said sheet of material, staples engaging through the edges of the strip and the sheet for accomplishing the attachment of these parts.

l. An ear protector, comprising a sheet of material of substantially oval shape and creased along the major axis, a strip on one of the ends of said oval shape and of a different width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket between said strip and sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged, and the lower portion of said crease being open with the adjacent material portions overlapping and attached together for extending said pocket across the entire area of said sheet of material, said strip being of a normal greater width than said sheet.

5. An ear protector, comprising a sheet of material of substantially oval shape and creased along the major axis, a strip on one of the ends of said oval shape and of a dififerent width than the adjacent area of the oval shape and attached in edge alignment with said area so as to form a pocket between said strip and sheet into which the top edge of ones ear may be engaged, and the lower portion of said crease being open with the adjacent material portions overlapping and attached together for extending said pocket across the entire area of said sheet of material, said strip being of a normal smaller width than said sheet.

6. A new article of manufacture, comprising a. single blank foldable to provide two sections outer and inner respectively, of an ear protector, portions of the outer section being movable to overlapping relation .Whereby to concave the outer section, the inner section being centrally cut-out whereby to provide a substantially horseshoeshape flanged rim extending to the horizontal medial line of the outer section.

HARRY ZARETSKY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2768384 *May 27, 1954Oct 30, 1956Crane Edgar MEar protector
US2769980 *Jun 4, 1954Nov 13, 1956Jeannette FleischerProtective shields
US6912733 *May 28, 2003Jul 5, 2005Joannie F. CarrafieldHelix shield and method of using
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/174
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/12
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12