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Publication numberUS2273964 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1942
Filing dateMay 23, 1941
Priority dateMay 23, 1941
Publication numberUS 2273964 A, US 2273964A, US-A-2273964, US2273964 A, US2273964A
InventorsKalbach Raymond B
Original AssigneeKalbach Raymond B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chin strap
US 2273964 A
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Feb. 24, 1942. R. B. KALBAcH CHIN STRAP Filed May 25, 1941 INVENTOR BY RAY ND KALBMH www RNE Y Patented Feb. 24, 1942 *2,273,964 CHYIN `STRAP Raymond'.' Kalbach, Philadelphia, Pa;

Application May 23', 1941,'seria1No. 394,749-J l 5 Claims; (Cl. 12S-164) Broadly, lthe objectof the invention is to provide improvements: in-means vfor reestablishing the relatively more firm and ,youthful appearance and conditionv to humanfaces-and especially by the elimination of so-called doublechinsand the wrinkles that frequently characterize theiforef head, cheeks and4 upper lip portions of the face, especially as adults yadvancein years or acquire excess obesity. i

Another "and more-specific object is to basicly provide a chin' strap` of particular construction, comprising an all-Ways or universally stretchable, porous or open-mesh foundation fabric, bounded by one-way stretchable, reinforced, selvage` portions, and provided intermediate of said selvages with a one-way stretchablerib, said selvagesand said rib being connected together bytransverse reinforcements at the opposite ends of thestrap, and said selvagesbeing continued freely inopposite directions, together with extensions of vsaid 'A l normally located beneath the most sagging portion of the double` chin, and intervening universally stretchablefabric connectingl said rib to both of-said selvages, and flexible, elastic straps extending freely from lsaid selvages for securing thedevice to the head of the wearer. v

A still further object is to provide such `basic construction, either with or. without theintermediate rib, with forwardly extending bands, so positioned and of such elevation'and lengththat they extend across and respectively bind with the desired tension theforeheadand that portion lof the face between theupper lipl and the under side of the nose. l

With the objects thus briefly stated, the invention comprises further details of construction and operation, which are hereinafter fully brought out in the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a chin strap comprising one embodiment of the invention shown as operatively applied in normal practice; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same; Fig.v 3 is a plan view of the same chin strap laid out flat and showing the forehead and upper lip bands extending freely therefrom; Fig. 4 is an enlarged plan View of the upper lip band per se; Fig. 5 is f. .ait

an edge elevational View of perse.` J f Referring to thefdrawing the preferredzrembodiment `of the inventioncomprises basicly. Aa relativelyfnarrow forward section l and a rela? tively much wider section 2v of universally stretchable fabric, which-is preferablyofganopen meshconstruction and may in fact' comprise; any one of enumerableforms of lace-andsimilarmore or less `artistic designsiand patterns. These' sectionsare spaced apart butfunitarilyf; connected by means of an intervening rib'3V of one-waystretchf able fabric, whilethe oppositely directed lateral edge portions of said sections arebound-,bywsele Vages lr and' 5. The rear selvage 5, is narrower and is double thruout its entire transverse.` extent, while the former of said selvages is of relativelygreater transverse `extent and `isldouble thruout only, its free edge portion 4a which is of the forehead band a widthsubstantially equal to thatof `the-,rear

selvage 5When doubled.. Y,

Toillustrate the relative widths of the main sections, rib and selvages` of theembodimentof theV chin strap-herein described, `the forward sel i vage comprises twelve` rubbers or picks, the

narrower universally elastic section eight rubbers or picks, the rib eighteen rubbers orfpiks, the larger universally elastic section thirty rubbers or picks, and the rear selvage `ten rubbers or picks. Of the twelve picks of theforward selvage, the

outer four are` folded over upon the central four,

leaving. the rear or inner four picks exposed.. In the caseof the rear selvage, the outer fourpicks are folded uponthe adjacent four picks, thereby leaving two picks exposed. f

The longitudinally opposite end portions of both of said sectionslfand `2 and ofthe intervening rib 3 are further `united and `bound by transversely extending and preferably curved selvages 6, which at their forwardfendspreferably merge intoparallelism with,l and Awhichy are directly secured to,the inner edge. ofthe forward selvage 4, while the opposite `endportions of said end selvages .preferably merge into parallelism with the correspondingly adjacent end portions of the rear selvage 5, but while indirectly secured to said rear selvage are separated therefrom by narrow intervening extensions l of the elastic section 2. The opposite end portions of the united rselvages resultingly co-operate to form oppositely extending pairs of elastic, head and neck bands 8 and 9, which are preferably provided with suitable hooks l0 and adjustable hookengageable loops Il, for securing said bands over the head and to the rear of the upper portion of the wearers neck, respectively, though any other suitable type of fastening means may be employed, or instead tape extensions (not shown) of said bands may be tied respectively over the head and to the rear of the wearers neck.

'I'he resulting construction of the strap, as thus described, affords a device which is intended to be used substantially as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, wherein the universally stretchable section I conforms to the relatively sharp convex curvature of the wearers chin, the similarly stretchable rearward section 2 conforms both with the concavely curved junction of the wearers under-chin and neck, and also with the rear of the wearers jaw and upper neck generally speaking, while the intervening rib 3 maintains its original transverse width but yieldingly supports with increased force that portion of the under-chin, which in sagging due to conditions of localized fat or advanced age, tend to produce a so-called double chin. Addi. tionally, the forward and rear selvages 4 and 5, together with the end selvages 6, yield elasticly so as to permit the corresponding portions of the strap to conform to an infinite number of shapes and sizes of wearers, to a large extent independently of the fastening means with which the attaching bands may be provided.

For those who desire additional restraint across the forehead, there is provided an elastic forehead band l2, the opposite ends of which are provided with open looped portions I3, which receive and thru which are adapted to slide the oppositely extending head bands 8, in order to thereby permit the adjustment of said band to various wearers, and also to variable positions upon a given wearer. In addition, for those who may also desire an upper lid band, either in addition' to or in lieu of said forehead band, there is provided a relatively shorter elastic band I4, the opposite ends of which are provided-with any suitable form of fastening means I5 for detachably securing the same to the central portion of the forward selvage 4, the central vportion of said lip band being oppositely cut away at I5 to provide a central narrowed portion I'I, which ts between the actual lip and the lower portion of the nose, substantially as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. It should thus be understood that the chin strap may be used either independently of the said forehead and upper lip bands, as first hereinbefore described, or may be used in operative association with either or both of said bands as may be desired, while various other minor changes may be made in the less essential details of construction without departing from the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A chin strap, comprising a body portion adapted to extend beneath and in front of ones chin, and composed of two longitudinally extending sections of universally stretchable fabric, separated by a one-way stretchable rib, the laterally opposite sides of said fabric sections being bound with one-way stretchable selvages, which extend freely beyond the limits of said body portion to provide tapes for securing above the head and to the rear of the neck, respectively.

2. A chin strap, comprising a body portion adapted to extend beneath and in front of ones chin, and composed of two laterally spaced, longitudinally extending sections of universally stretchable fabric, a one-way stretchable rib between and securing said sections together, onen way stretchable selvages binding the laterally op- 'posite edges of said fabric sections and extending freely beyond said sections in opposite directions, the opposite ends of said sections and said rib being bound by transversely extending selvages, which merge into parallelism with and have their opposite end portions secured to the adjacent end portions of said first-mentioned selvages. e

3. A chin strap, comprising a body portion adapted to extend beneath and in front of ones chin, and composed of two longitudinally extending sections of universally stretchable fabric, separated by a one-way stretchable rib, the lat` erally opposite of said fabric sections being bound with one-way stretchable selvages, which extend freely beyond the limits of said body portion to provide tapes for securing above the head and to the rear of the neck, respectively, and an elastic forehead band, the ends of which are attached to the opposite end portions of the forward of said selvages.

4. A chin strap, comprising a body portion adapted to extend beneath and in front of ones chin, and composed of two longitudinally extending sections of universally stretchable fabric, separated by a one-way stretchable rib, the laterally opposite sides of said fabric sections being bound with one-way stretchable selvages, which extend freely beyond the limits of said body portion to provide tapes for securing above the head and to the rear of the neck, respectively, and an elastic upper lip band, the ends of which are attached to the central portion of the forehead of said selvages.

5. A chin strap, comprising a body portion adapted to extend beneath and in front of ones chin, and composed of two longitudinally extending sectionsof universally stretchable fabric, separated by a one-way stretchable rib, the laterally opposite sides of said fabric sections being bound with one-way stretchable selvages,- which extend freely beyond the limits of said body portion to provide tapes for securing above the head and to the rear of the neck, respectively, an elastic forehead band, the ends of which are detachably and adjustably secured to the opposite end portions of the forward of said selvages, and an elastic upper lip band, the ends of which are detachably 'secured to the central portion of the same selvage.

RAYMOND B. KALBACH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/204.35
International ClassificationA61F13/12, A45D44/22, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/12, A45D44/22
European ClassificationA61F13/12, A45D44/22