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Publication numberUS2410914 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1946
Filing dateJan 31, 1945
Priority dateJan 31, 1945
Publication numberUS 2410914 A, US 2410914A, US-A-2410914, US2410914 A, US2410914A
InventorsWilliams Hoke S
Original AssigneeWilliams Hoke S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornament for ears
US 2410914 A
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NOV. 12, 1946. s w s 2,410,914

ORNAMENT FOR EARS Filed Jan. 31, 1945 Fig.1.


Hoke S. William .9

ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 12, 1946 2,410,914

' UNITEIS STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,410,914 ORNAMENT FOR EARS Hoke S. Williams, St. Petersburg, Fla. Application January 31, 1945, Serial No. stasis 6 Claims. (01. 53-14) My present inventi n, in its broad aspect, has or other metal carrier frame 3, which may be of to do with improveme hts in supporting ear ornau st ntially S-shape constr ct n as sho n n ments, and more particularly, it is my purpose to Figure 2. The carrier ends 9 are bent back provide a slightly springy supporting or carrier against themselves to form guards, and an eye frame which detachably fits into various forms of I0 is formed by ben in the material of the carindentations in the anatomy of the ear. It will rier frame over and around between the reverse be noted on inspection of the exterior lobes of curves I 0a of the s-formation. A C-shaped forthe ear that there are a number of-izfdentatlons mation as shown in Figure 3 has a guarded end or crevices, one of the principal ones being about l I and a gradually broadened flattened body I 2 the ear canal, and I make use of this indentation 10 to which the ornament 6 is attached by a pin I 3, and others to receive and mount my supporting or a half-moon shaped flattened bo y l may. frame for the ornament. The supporting frame function as the carrier as shown in Figure with is formed of springy wire, plastic or other matehe pin l5 located midway between the e ds to rial, and is shaped to convenientl fit lndentamount the ornament 6. It will be noted t at this tions of the ear. I do not wish to limit myself form is relatively wide in .the middle [8 and is u/ to particular shapes, although I have developed curved at the bottom I! and top l8 and decreases preferred and most practical shapes and forms. n Wid h to the rounded ofl ends I 9. 4

Other and equally important objects and ad- From the foregoing, it is'believed that the opvantages of my invention will be apparent from eration and advantages of my invention will be the following description and drawing, but it is to apparent, but it is again emphasized that interbe understood that changes in form, size, shape, pretation of the scope of my invention should materials, construction and arrangement of parts only be conclusive when made in the light of the are contemplated by my broad inventive concept, Subjeined m and are within the scope and purview of the ap- Ieleim pended claims. 1. An ear ornament. comprising a carrier frame In the drawing wherein I have illustrated a shaped to fit into and be suppo e by apreferred form of my invention: tions n h an my of the ear- Figure 1 is a side view of a person wearing my li ea Ornament. Comprising a c ed eerinvention, rier frame shaped to removably flt into and be Figure 2 is a. view of the supporting frame bent supported by indentations in the anatomy of the similar to an S-shaped configuration. ear.

Figure 3 is a view of a substantially c-shaped 3. An ear ornament, comprising a relatively carrier frame construction. springy carrier body bent to form an ornament Figure 4 is a view of a substantially half-moon support and a curved part to removably fit into shaped carrier frame construction. as and be supported by indentations in the anatomy Figure 5 is a view of an ear with the c-shaped of the ear. 4 carrier applied thereto, and 4. The invention as definedin claim 3 wherein Figure 6 is a view of an ear with the half-moon the carrier body is substantially S-shaped in conshaped carrier applied thereto. figuration with the ends bent to provide guards, In the drawing wherein like characters of refand the material of the body between the ends erence are used to designate like or similar parts: and between the lobes of the S-shaped configura- It will be noted that the anatomy of the ear tion bent over and about itself to form an eye. I includes a substantially C-shaped natural in- 5. The invention as defined in claim 2 wherein dentation 2 about and spaced from the ear canal, the carrier frame is substantially C-shaped.

and I have found this portion of the ear con- 6. The invention as defined in claim 2 wherein venient to use for the purposes of my invention, the carrier frame is substantially half-moon thereby avoiding puncturing the lobe of the ear s aped.

or the like. HOKE S. WILLIAMS.

My invention includes a spring wire, or plastic

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U.S. Classification63/14.2, D11/69
International ClassificationA44C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C7/00
European ClassificationA44C7/00