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Publication numberUS2110332 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1938
Filing dateApr 30, 1936
Priority dateApr 30, 1936
Publication numberUS 2110332 A, US 2110332A, US-A-2110332, US2110332 A, US2110332A
InventorsKimball Donald E
Original AssigneeSafety Equipment Service Compa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Facial protective device
US 2110332 A
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March 3 D. E. KIMBALL 2,110,332 I} FACIAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE Filed April 30, 1936 1N VENT OR.

Forza/d'. [272115011 2 9 $624 ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES 2,110,332 Y "FAC AL PROTECTIVE nnvrcn Donald Kimball, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor to' The Safety Equipment Service Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation df.0hio

.Application April 30, 1936, SeriaLNo. 17,195

9 Claims.

In wearing goggles in hot humid situations engenderingperspiration-of the face,f-wearers are "handicapped seriously by fogging of the lenses and-even by perspirationrunning'on the glasses when the-wearer is looking downwardly. Efforts #ha-ve been'made to meet this conditionby pro- "viding abundant ventilating openings about the periphery of the cups, butthis is of only slight -hlp. A construction making possible the coml'iortable and safe-wearingof such devices which extend over the eyes is accordingly of fundamentalimportance and greatly desired in-the art.

To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, the invention, then, comprises the features hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims, the-following description and the'annexed drawing-setting forth in detail certain illustrative embodiments'o'f-the invention, these being indicative however, of but aafew ofthe'various ways in which the principle of the invention may be employed.

In said annexed drawing:-

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view =-showing an embodiment of the'invention; Fig. 2 is -a re'ar elevational view of the same; Fig. 3 is a perspective 'view, slightly reduced in scale, showing amodification; Fig.4 isa side elevational view of a variationof the structure showninFig. l Figs. 5, 6 and '7 are:fragmentary front elevational-and:per spective details; and Fig. 8 isa fragmentary front perspective view, on reduced scale, showing a further modification.

Arranged to engage against the 'fac'e'of the wearer, and particularly the portions across un- 'der the eyes, is a perspiration-absorbent pad, this being of unobtrusive thickness, for instance .asheet like element 2, having openings 3 for vision, and'a'dapted to .lieunder the goggle .cups or the like '4. The sheet'member 2 may be "of any suitable absorbentlmateriaLas textile or felted substance, cellulosic, wool, or mixed, and being inthe .form-of a flexible softisheetpreferably, as well adaptedto preclude access'of perspiration'to the eyes, and also a comfortable pad of contact between the skini'and the goggle cups which are customarily made of hard composition, metal or the like.

For general usage, the absorbent sheet member 2a, Fig. 3, is desirably equipped with its own holding means 6, which may be in the form of a head band of convenient character, whose detail may vary, but which should have some convenient take-up means for adjustment. With such construction of absorbent member, goggles or the like can be conveniently put on over the absorbent member 'with celer'ity and advantage.

Where it-is desiredto carry the absorbent member in acne piece attached construction, as more desirable in some'instances, it may be directly secured to the goggle or the'lik'e. "Forzinstance, -55

as shown in 'Figs. 1 and 4 in particular, the absorbent sheet member 2 may be secured to the goggles bymeans'of sheet metal .clipsr8, such as to extend across the headband member 9 atthe 'temple s'ide of'each goggle cup. The .clipsf8 are in their initial condition-open channelelike members as shown in Fig. 6, and preferably provided =withindents or'pun'c'hed in teeth 10; Being of bendable sheet metal, the a clip 8 thus may be brought :into position with the absorbent cloth I meniber' Z such'as to :engage by one end II a tongue-portion L2 of the absorbent clothmemher, and be compressed thereonso that .ithe'indent tooth ifl-closes down on and bites firmly into the :cloth holding securely. ".Theclip 8, the 1 absorbent *member 2 having been put into .posi- -'tion against the goggle cup as shown in Fig. 4, then bridges:- across the head bandmemberi-a and the other end l3 ofthe clip can be similarly compressed onto the tongue-portion I4 of the 'absorbent member =2 (see Fig.6) and thus'hold the latter closely to the goggle cup, as shown-in Fig.4, also Figs. 1 and 2., By cutting 'the absorbent sheet iwith a vertical slit-cute and a transverse.

goggle construction, an'd istput on and off as easily as any goggle. If desired, a .fastening means 1i.5 at thenose bridge may 'alsobe incorporated, and this may :be an unobtrusive clip orsa' small tape-like'member cemented at each of its ends to the absorbent sheet 2, and'bridging or looping over the goggle bridge 16, securely anchoring'theabsorbent pad to the goggles.

As a further refinement in some instances, the vision-openings :3 oi the absorbentsheetimember may .have 'transparent' closures -I-8, Fig. 5, these-serving further to. isolate the eyes, without the least interference" with vision or full usage of the goggles. Such transparent member l8 may be of cellulosic character, transparent viscose, cellulose acetate or other ester, and mayv be suitably cemented at the edges I9 to the absorbent sheet member 2. Desirably, the transparent member or diaphragm I8 is slightly cupped or convexed, so as to better fit in the location required within the cup and over the eye.

A spring holding means which allows the absorbent sheet member to be quickly spring-clipped to the goggles is of particular advantage. For

'clips before-mentioned. Such arcuate spring the spring simply clamping over' the goggle 'cup' this, a spring of arcuate section l1, such'as of steel or brass wire, may fit back of the lens ring, as shown in Fig. 4, and have its attachment to the sheet absorbent member 2 in suitable nontearable form, as for instance by having its hook- .ed ends l8 passthi ough'zmetal reinforce elements 19 which'niay be similar to or identical with the permits easy and rapid assembly and disassembly,

and carrying the attached absorbent sheet. The

customary form of head band 9 being removable by a snap action or the like, disengagement of the side clip 8 is a simple matter. Or as illustrated in Fig. 8, a wire spring-member 20 may extend above and below and laterally of the vision-opening 3, and being attachedto the sheet absorbent member.2b suitably such as to :allow the spring, action -in holding relation to the goggle cl p, and yet not interfere with theassemblage otherwise. Thus,

, 'thewire spring 20 may be connected to the absorbent'sheet member 2b by small loops 2i of clothor the like, integral or attached, and the spring .is'thereby free .to be expanded org con- :tracted as desired, and yet securely hold the abwsorbent member. The, spring 2ll'as seen, is of .a

ditions of usage.

shape and dimension to fit against the'ledge or beadZZ. (Fig. 4) with which goggle cups are customarily provided, andit is a simple matter to .appose the absorbent pad sheet. member 21) against the back edge of the goggle cup and spread the .=wire.spring 20 sufllciently' to snap it over the. bead 22 of the goggle cup, in which position it then rides, holding the absorbent member snugly'against theback'edge ofthe cup.

In theuseof. absorbentpad constructions as set forth,.the. danger of 'interference with vision from'perspirationis thoroughly eliminated, and at the same time comfort in wearingthegoggles is-attained-in a, sense heretofore unknown. This iszin fact of much importance where operators have to'wear goggles-forconsiderable periods.

Beingrelativelyinexpensive also, the padscan be discarded, and be replaced by fresh pads as often as desired, andwear under. such conditions is much more sanitary, than where goggles or the like-are constantly worn directly in contact with the skin. In someinstancesvas a further refinement, I antiseptically, medicate, for instance borate, the absorbentpads, without interfering with the absorbent and cushioning functions, and thus further promote the antiseptic andsanitary con- Other modes of 'applying the principle of the invention may be employed, change being made as 3 regards. the details. described, provided the features stated in anyof the following claims, or the equivalent of such be employed.

I therefore particularly-point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

a 1.: Inconstruction of the character described, a perspiration-absorbent sheet member, adapted toextend across the eyes under eye goggles and having vision-openings, transparent cellulosic di- .inforcements.

vprisinga perspiration-absorbent sheet member adapted to extend across the eyes under eye goggles without obstructing vision, said sheet member being provided, with reinforcements spaced substantially from said vision openings in substantial vertical alignment with the eyes, and means for holding said member to the goggles including attachments cooperating with said re- ,4. A device of the character described com- ;prising sheet lining for goggles, said lining .hav- .ing. a vision opening, and a looped spring element for releaseably seizing the goggles, said element being mounted on the lining and curved about said openinggwith the ends of the loop free to -move relative to eachother.

, 5. A device of the character described comprising sheetlining for goggles, said lining having a vision opening, and a looped spring element for releaseably seizingthe goggles, said element being mounted on the lining and-curved about said open- ;ingwith the ends of the loop toward the nasal "portion of thegoggles and free to movejrelative .to each other. j

6. Inconstruction of the character described,

a perspiration-absorbent sheet member adapted to extend across the eyes under eye goggles and having vision openings, said sheet member being cut to receive a portion of the goggles, and aclip for holding together the severedportions of the sheet member. i

'7. Inconstruction of: the character described, a sheet member adapted to fit under an eye go gle without obstructing vision, and a bowed wire lyingon the exterior of the goggle andhavingits ends terminating inhooks'for securing the-portions of said sheet member substantially in alignment with the eye of the user. 1

. 8. A device of the character describe'd, for use under eye goggles, comprising aperspirationabsorbent sheet member adapted to extend ,across the eyes and absorb perspiration under eye goggles-,and a U -shaped holder passed about the end of the goggles with its ends engaging the absorbent member for maintaining said member in underlying relation to the goggles.

9. ma construotion'of the character described, a sheet member adapted. to extend across the eyes as a lining under eye goggles, and means for holding said sheet member in underlying relation to the goggles including spring wire holders passed about theends of the goggles with their ends engaging outer, edge portions of said sheet member.

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U.S. Classification2/435, 2/13, 2/12, D16/311
International ClassificationA61F9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/028
European ClassificationA61F9/02V