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Publication numberUS2290455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1942
Filing dateMar 22, 1941
Priority dateMar 22, 1941
Publication numberUS 2290455 A, US 2290455A, US-A-2290455, US2290455 A, US2290455A
InventorsCook Stephen Ruby
Original AssigneeCook Stephen Ruby
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protective device
US 2290455 A
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July 21, 1942. R. c. STEPHEN- 2,290,455

' PROTECTIVE DEVICE Filed March 22, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 July 21, 1942.

R. c. STEPHEN 2,290,455

PROTECTlVE DEVICE Filed March 22, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor z/ zq 0 (Z a/ 9 A Name mama July 21, 1942 I UNITED STAT ES PAT ENTM oFFlci:

My invention relates to improvements in protective devices for use on the hoods of hot air hair driers, and the primary object of my invention is to provide a comfortable arrangement of this character which protects the face and eyes of the subject from hot air while mufiiing the normal sound of the drier when in operation, and which at the same time perimits a lower drying temperature and a shorter drying period.

Other important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from a readin of the following description taken in connection with the appended drawings, wherein for purposes of illustration I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention.

In the drawings:

"below it the lower edge 8 of the structure de- 7 scribed, so that the portion of the device de- Figure 1 is a general side elevational view Figure 2 is a general transverse vertical sec-,

tional view taken through Figure 3 along the line 2-2 and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure'3 is an opened up rear elevational view.

Figure 4 is a closed up rear elevational view.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral egenerally designates the device of the present invention which is preferably although not necessarily made of a superior quality of glazed chintz and comprises a pair of similar generally triangular truncated side sheets 5 which pending below 'the lower edge of the drier hood lies along the side of the head of the subject below the' up gathered hair and extends below the ears. I

For enclosing and protecting the back of the head of the subject including the portion ex tending between the ears and located just above the nape of the neck, a pair of similar back sections l8 and I9, respectively, have their upper edges sewed or otherwise secured as indicated by the numeral Zilto the lower edge portions IA of the side sheets 6 and have their hemmed lower edges 2! arranged in extension of the lower edges 8 of the said side sheets. The forward vertical edges of the sections It and I9 are sewed. as indicated by the numeral 22 on a vertical line located forwardly of the slanting edges l5 at the.

opposite sides of the device,.sc that there result similar overlapping flaps 23. at opposite sides of the device, the said flaps overlapping on the out-' side of the forward part of the rear side sections it and I9, respectively..

' The rear side section it and it are sewed together at their rear vertical edges as indicated by the numeral 26 and are gathered from their lower edges 2! so as to snugly fit the nape of the neck of the wearer as indicated in Figure 1 of 30 the drawings while providing the desired fullness are joined together at their truncated front ends as indicated by the numeral 1, the lower edge the numeral 28 to provide the desired adjusted comprising the conjunction of the rear end of the upper edges of the side sheets and the rear vertical edges E3 of the said side sheets, the

said rear edges 83 being hemmed as indicated."

The rear lower part of each side sheet is right angularly cut away to provide the upper horizontal edge it and the vertical rearwardly, de

clining edge i5 which is. hemmed.

The structure above described provides the I necessary upwardly tapering contour for conformably engaging over and attaching to the lower part of the similarlytaperinghair drier at the back as indicated by the numeral 25. The

upper edges 26 of the sections it and itwhich are located between the rear edges it of the side sheets fi and spaced therefrom as indicated in Figures 3 and 4 are provided with draw strings 2? which are to be tied together as indicated by constriction of this Po tion of vthe device r'e1a-' tive to the. head ofthe wearer and -relative'to the drier hood is.

The lower edges of the flaps mar-acacia pro vided with a longitudinal stripat their lower hood i6 in the manner indicated in Figure 1, the

strings ll being tied together so as to constrict the upper edge portions it around the hair drier hood it as indicated in Figure 1. The"- lower edge I? of the hair drier it has depending gage fasteners 3i 5 on a similar strip the loweredgelof parts thereof previded with fasteners '30 to env. c p l v 32 attached to the outeriside of theldwer part of theforward portionsyof-ithe respective rear sections it and I9.v These longitudinally spaced fasteners are tolbelselectively engaged with each 1 other to va 929 15 of the lower part of the devicean en 'the -snugne esteem tr understood that I do not desire ,the dvicefrelat'ive'to the head to limit the application of theinvention thereto, except as may be required by the scope or the subjoined claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A protector for use with a hot air drier hood, said protector comprising a pair of side sheets attached together at their front ends, said side sheets having their rear ends spaced and disconnected from each other and provided with drawstrings on the upper part of the rear ends, said drawstrings being adapted to be tied together to constrict the upper part of said side sheets upon the lower part of .the drier hood with the lower .part of said side sheets depending below the drier hood, said side sheets being cut away at the lower rear part thereof to define a substantially horizontal edge elevated substantially above the lower edge of the forward part of the side sheets and a vertical free edge portion projecting downwardly and rearwardly from the forward end of said horizontal edge at a point intermediate the front and rear ends of said side sheets, a rear sheet comprising a pair of similar sections connected together at their rear ends, said sections having their upper edges connected to depend from said horizontal edges with portions of the upper edges or said sections bridging the aperture between the spaced and otherwise disconnected rear ends of said side sheets, the forward ends of said sections being unconnected with the said vertical free edge portions and disposed forwardly beyond said vertical free edge portions along the inner surfaces of said side sheets, the lower rear .part of said rear sheet being gathered to conformably "all snugness of the protector.

3. A protector according to claim 1 wherein said vertical edge portions extend to join the lower edges 01' said side sheets to define flaps extending rearwardly along the outer surfaces of said sections of the rear sheet, and longitudinally adjustable diastening means for connecting the lower portions of saidflaps and the underlying side sections together in greater or less overlapping relation to determine the snugness of the lower part of the protector with respect to the portions of the head and neck of the wearer engaged thereby.

4. A protector according to claim 1 wherein the said forward edges of the sections are secured to the inner surfaces of the said side sheets along a vertical line at a point substantially forwardly spaced from said vertical edge portions.

5. A protector according to claim 1 wherein the said'forward edges 0! the sections are secured to the inner surfaces of the said side sheets along a vertical line at a point substantially forwardly spaced from said vertical edge portions, said forward edges of the sections of said rear sheet being secured to the inner surfaces of said side sheets along a vertical line at a point substantially forwardly spaced from said vertical edge portions.


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US2453364 *Oct 10, 1946Nov 9, 1948Alice H GrabbProtecting attachment for hair driers
US2456180 *Jan 21, 1946Dec 14, 1948Garing Jane EProtection device for hair driers
US2456788 *Feb 28, 1947Dec 21, 1948Bernard KritzerHair drier helmet
US2474165 *Apr 28, 1947Jun 21, 1949Roberts Ann GHair drying apparatus
US2706861 *Mar 26, 1953Apr 26, 1955Schmeer Ann MBeautician's towel
US3043016 *May 21, 1958Jul 10, 1962Miller Frances JFlexible hair drying hood
US5218772 *Jun 29, 1992Jun 15, 1993Dickson Sr LeonHair dryer hood conduit
US8627578 *Sep 23, 2011Jan 14, 2014Amie L. GibsonHooded dryer accessory system
U.S. Classification34/99
International ClassificationA45D44/12, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12