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Publication numberUS2333392 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1943
Filing dateOct 15, 1941
Priority dateOct 15, 1941
Publication numberUS 2333392 A, US 2333392A, US-A-2333392, US2333392 A, US2333392A
InventorsJulius Rosenzweig
Original AssigneeJulius Rosenzweig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear muff
US 2333392 A
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Nov. 2, 1943. .1. ROSENZWEIG 2,333,392

EAR MUFF Filed Oct. 15, 1941 INVENTOR Patented Nov. 2, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EAR MUFF Julius Rosenzweig, New York, N. Y.

Application October 15, 1941, Serial No. 414,987

7 Claims.

This invention relates to ear muffs. It is particularly directed to ear muffs which may be mounted on a hat or cap.

A further object of this invention is to provide an ear muff of the character described, which may be individually, detachably mounted on the sweat band of a cap or hat and comprises a frame adapted to receive a covering of cloth, fur, leather or the like material, and a spring clamp to frictionally and resiliently receive the sweat band therebetween, whereby to retain the ear muif in position for use.

Another object of this invention is to provide an ear mufi of the character described in which said frame and clamp are made of a single piece of resilient metal wire.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a pair of ear mufis of the character described, which may be used with hats of different sizes and which may be adjusted angularly on the hat to overlie the ears of the wearer.

Still a further object of the present invention is to provide a strong, durable, rugged and compact ear muff of the character described, which may be carried in a pocket, which shall be 6X- tremely easy to slip onto or pull ofi the sweat band of a cap or hat, with a minimum of manipulation, which will be comfortable to wear, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, attractive in appearance, and yet practical and eflicient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. l is a perspective view of a cap provided with an ear muff embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the cap and Fig. 3 is a side elevational View of the ear muiT removed from the cap;

Fig. 4 is a side view illustrating a modified form of the invention;

Fig. 5 is. a view similar to Fig. 4, but illustrating another modification;

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5, but illustrating another modification; and

Fig. '7 is a view similar to Fig. 6, but illustrating another modification.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, 1 designates a hat or cap, here shown for the purpose of illustration only, in the form of a uniform cap provided with a usual internal sweat hand 2. Detachably mounted on the hat'band 2 is an ear mul'r" E, embodying the invention. Obviously a pair of said ear muffs are to be mounted on the cap, although only one is shown in the drawing. Said ear muff comprises a member it) made of a single piece of resilient wire such as steel wire. Said member It comprises a looped frame portion 3 to support a covering 3a, and a clamp ll consisting of a pair of pressed together spring clamp portions 4 and 5.

The clamp portions 4 and 5 are in parallel planes and are of such shape that parts of the clamp portion 4 cross parts of the clamp portion 5. Thus, as shown in Fig. 3, the clamp portions 4 and 5 are substantially of triangular shape. Clamp portion 4 has its apex at the top, whereas clamp portion 5 has its apex at the bottom. Each side of each of the clamp portions 4 and 5 hence crosses two sides of the other clamp portion. The frame portion 3 is connected to the clamp portions 4 and 5 at its upper end as designated by numeral 6. The loop or frame 3 may be connected to the clamp portions 4 and 5 and said clamp portions connected together as at 6.

The ear muff E is attached to the sweat band 2 by slipping the clamp H downwardly over the sweat band, whereby the upper edge of said sweat band enters between the clamp portions 4 and 5. The sweat band is thus resiliently and frictionally gripped between said clamped portions. Since parts of the clamp portions 4 and 5 cross each other, a good clamping action on the sweat band results. The mufis may easily be removed from the sweat band by pulling them upwardly.

The covering 3a may be made of cloth, fur, leather or any other suitable material. Said covering may be attached to the frame in any suitable manner, and may be in the form of a pocket which may be slipped over the frame. The covering thus holds the wire from opening up at the connection 6.

It will be noted that a pair of ear muffs E may be individually detachably attached to the sweat band. Said ear muffs may therefore be attached to any size hat, and they may be adjusted angularly around the sweat band so as to accommodate the ears of the wearer.

It will be noted that the ear muff is on the inside of the sweat band and the frame 3 projects up above the lower edge of the sweat band.

In Fig. 4 there is shown a modification of the invention with the covering removed. In said figure, 2i! designates a wire member preferably made of a single piece of wire, comprising a loop portion l3, to receive a covering, and pressed together portions [4 and I5. The sweat band 2 is received between the clamp portions l4, l5. Each of the clamp portions l4 and I5 are substantially U-shaped, but clamp portion I4 is inportion I is inclined downwardly to the left. The frame portion [3 is connected to the arms of the clamp portions I4 and I5, and the arms of said clamp portions are interconnected as at 2| and 22. The covering (not shown) for the ear muff is received over the frame portion I3 of member 20. It will be noted that the frame portion [3 of member 20 extends to the upper edge of the sweat band 2.

In Fig. 5 there is shown a member 30 made of a single piece of wire and comprising a looped frame portion 23 to receive the covering: ;of. the ear mufi. The loop portion 23 is disposed below the sweat band 2. It is closed by a twist 3i at its upper end. Extending upwardlyfrom the twist 3| is a clamp portion 24, and extending downwardly from the upper end of clamp portion. 24 is clamp portion 25 pressed thereagainst. The sweat band 2 is slipped in between the clamp portions 24 and 25. Clamp portions 24 and 25 are in parallel planes and are normally resiliently pressed against one another. Clamp portion 24 comprises a pair of wire portions 24a and 24?) which extend from the twist 3|. The wire portions 24a and 24b cross each other, as at 32 and form the loop which constitutes the clamp portion 25. Thus, the clamp portion 24 extends upwardly from the frame portion 23 and the clamp portion 25, extends downwardly from the crossing portion 32. With such construction, the cover portion of the ear muff is below'the hat.

In Fig, 6 numeral 40 designates a wire memher for another ear mufi embodying the invention, somewhat similar to member 30, except that the twist 3| is omitted. In such case, the covering for the loop portion 33 of member 40 serves to hold the crossing portions of the loop 33 to gether. Extending upwardly from the loop portion 33 is a circular clamp portion 34, and extending downwardly from the upper end of said clamp portion is circular clamp portion 35 pressed against said clamp portion 34.

In Fig. 7 is also shown a member 50 made of a single piece of resilient wire, The same comprises a loop portion 43, from which there extends upwardly a single wire portion 45, which is bent downwardly asat 44, to produce a wire spring, clamp to engage the sweat band 2. One end of the loop 43 may be attached to the opposite end thereof by twisting or in any other suitable manner.

It will thus beseen' that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. An earmufi individually, removably and ad- J'ustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of strand-like resilient material and having a looped portion, and a clamp, a covering on the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionally receive a sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band.

2. An ear mufi individually, removably and adjustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of strand-like resilient material and having a looped-portion, and a clamp, a covering on the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a, pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionally receive a sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band, said clamp portions being attached together and to the loop portions adjacent the upper end of the loop portion.

3. An ear muff individually, removably and adjustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of a single piece of wire having a looped portion, and a clamp, a covering on the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionally receive a' sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band, said clamp portions being attached together and to the loop portion adjacent the upper end of the loop portion, and said covering serving to hold the wire against opening at said connection.

4. An ear mufi individually, removably and adjustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of a single piece of wire having a looped portion, and a clamp, a covering on .the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionally receive a sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band, parts of one clamp portion crossing parts of the other clamp portion.

5. An ear mufi. comprising a member made. of strand-like resilient material and having a loop portion, a clamp portion extending upwardly from the loop portion, and asecond clamp portion extending downwardly from the upper end of the first clamp portion and pressing, against the first clamp portion.

6. An ear muii individually, removably and adjustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of strand-like resilient material having a looped portion, and a clamp, a covering on the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionallyreceive a sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band, each 01': said clamp portion comprising a loop, and one loop extending downwardly from the upper endof the other loop,

'7. An ear mufi individually, removably and-adjustably attachable to a cap or hat, comprising a member made of strand-like resilient material having a looped portion, and a clamp, a covering on the loop portion, and said clamp comprising a pair of parallel, pressed together clamp portions adapted to frictionally receivea sweat band therebetween and resiliently press against opposite sides of the sweat band, each of said clamp portions comprising a loop, and one loop extending downwardly from the upper end of the other loop, and to the upper end of said loop portion.

JULIUS ROSENZWEHG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/209, 2/195.5
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A61F11/00, A61F11/06, A42B1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/068, A61F11/06
European ClassificationA42B1/06C4, A61F11/06