|Publication number||US2572638 A|
|Publication date||Oct 23, 1951|
|Filing date||Oct 2, 1950|
|Priority date||Oct 2, 1950|
|Publication number||US 2572638 A, US 2572638A, US-A-2572638, US2572638 A, US2572638A|
|Original Assignee||Marie Loos|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Non-Patent Citations (1), Referenced by (38), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
oct. 23, 1951 M, LQO'S 2,572,638
EYE SHIELD Filed OCL. 2, 1950' INVENTOR. v/*fafjzje Loos Patented Oct. 2.'.3, 1951 l l] N I TED lSTATES PATENT OFFICE .2,572,638 EYE smsen Marie LoovsyFort Wayne, Ind. vApplication,October 2, 1950, Serial No. 187,897
e claims. (o1. 12s-163 l l My invention `relates to improvements in eye o f plastic or plasticadhesive which may kbe shields, pads or the like, and is designed for use availed of for securing adjacent plies together. not only when a sun bath is to be taken, ,but also jtillanother object of the invention is to pronow Patent No. 2,527,947. velour fabric, Aandan intervening plastic or origi- Shields .or pads have been heretofore proposed nallyadhesive ply for not only lsecuring theaforefor protecting theeyes `when taking a sun'bath, 10 mentioned plies together but for substantially articial or otherwise. Also compresses consistpreventing moisture transmission from one to the ing of wads of cotton or cloth moistened with other, and, further, for assisting in maintaining witch hazel, eye lotion or water have been u sed theshape of the pad to conform to thelidcovered upon the closed eye to rest and refresh same. eyeball after the pad had been wetted and putin However, such expedients are objectionable on a 15 place. number of scores. Other objects and advantages o f the invention vIn ythe first place, such prior art eye shields willbecome apparent as the description proceeds, have required adhesive strips to secure them in referencebeing had to the accompanying drawplace; or they have beenspectacleflikein form ing which illustrates the now preferred example with a nosebridge and the equivalent of temple of the invention. bars for keeping them in place. Such expedients A It is to be understood, however, that my invenleave white streaks or areas, thus preventing the tive concept is susceptible of other mechanical user kfrom getting an even sun tan. And Awads expressions within the spirit and scope of the of cloth or cotton covering as theydo a consdersubject matter claimed hereinafter.
able area of the face adjacent Athe eye are sim- -In the drawing, wherein the same reference ilarly objectionable. characters have been used to designate the same It is therefore the primary object of my invenparts throughout the several viewstion to overcomethe objections noted and provide Fig, ,1 is a perspective view illustrating one eye pads or shields which, while composed of formofthe pads in use;
fabric or other kindred materialso as to be iiex- Fig. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the inible and COHOrm to the Shape of the closed eye, vention including an innerv lid-contacting moiswill nevertheless remain in place without resorttureretaining ply, an outer sun ray-intercepting ing to adhesive strips or a spectacle-like holding ply, and an intermediate ply of plastic, and iniframe. tially adhesive waterproof material for securing More specifically stated, the invention contemthe inner and outer plies together;
plates a eXble Dad 01 Shield Which iS preferably Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional View through the form largely composed of fabric or fabric-like mateof invention uustrad in Fig 2; and
rial and which. partly by reason 0f its Shape and Fig. 4 is an exploded View @f the eye pad.
1on1' t1Y by 1 oason of a multiplo loly body formation' Referring to the drawings, the pad I0 is shown will, when wetted, conform to the contour of the 40 as comprising an inner eye1d c0ntactjng ply |g eyeball and thereafter retam Such Shape S0 as t0 of soft absorbent material such as a heavy napped Tomoln 1n Plaoe upon tno Closed upper 11d even white velour, which 1s relatively loosely woven When a Sm Wmd 1S blowingand capable yoi absorbingy liquid. This heavy It is a further object of the invention to provide n mate i 1 he a flexible multiple ply pad or shield for the 4,; toalig to threaedsl wetted has a tendency purpose Specified ha/ing. an outer Shape'dening The outer ply l 2 is preferably of a closely woven an@ retaining ply Whlch 1S exposed to the Sun and material such as, for example, black or colored is tno inner eyelid-Contacting p1Y Wnereby the 50 protecting the eyes and eyelids of the user from Saturated Wlll malnly eVaDOIae TJhIOUgh the 11dand l2 are Seoul ed together by an intermediate coverme ply 0f the pad to 0001 the users eyes thin ply of plastic, imnauy adhesive material I3 The outer or shape-dening ply can be given the The plies Il and l2 are shaped as illustrated characteristics noted by applying thereto a layer in Figs. l and 2 and may be stamped or cut out Maese Y 3 from a sheet by a stamping process in which a cutting die of proper shape is employed.
The plastic ply I3 not only serves to secure the inner and outer plies II, I2 together, but also prevents outward evaporation of the moisture from the inner ply II through the outer ply I2. And, additionally, of course, the ply of plastic I3 serves to give the pad a certain amount of stiffness or character, so to speak, so that When having been wetted it will tend to conform to the shape of the lid-covered eyeball and retain such shape so as not to be blown of wind. The plastic ply I3 also intercepts light rays and prevents passage of same to the inner ply II, although permitting heat generated by the light rays to be transmitted to the inner ply II. l
If the pads are used for an extended period at a time, it is preferable that they should be ,periodically wetted.
Practical use of these pads over a long period of time has demonstrated their characteristics of remaining in place even in a strong wind. And, Yas earlier mentioned herein, the use of my pads avoids leaving white marks on the face surrounded byV sun tan, as would be the case where adhesive strips or spectacle temple bars or the like are used for retaining the pad in place.
Having thus described my invention, claim is:
l. An eye shield comprising a fiexible multiple ply p-ad consisting of an outer sheet of a relatively closely woven fabric which is relatively impervious to sun rays and moisture and is heat absorptive, an inner sheet of a relatively loosely woven tufted fabric, said inner sheet being porous to permit medicament or water which has been applied to said sheet to travel therethrough to the eyelid, means securing the fabric sheets together into contiguous engagement with one another, said shield having an upper convex contour and a lower concave contour and being rounded at its respective sides, said shield when moistened being adapted to be placed on the closed eyelid and conform to the shape thereof and further adapted to be conned within the bony conformation of the orbital area whereby the edges of the pad lie substantially Within and adjacent the outline of the orbital area to thereby prevent dislodgement of the shield by air currents. Y
what I Astiiening property to the pad 2. An eye shield comprising a multiple pad consisting of an outer sheet of a relatively closely woven fabric which is relatively impervious to sun rays and moisture and is heat absorptive, an inner sheet of a relatively loosely woven tufted fabric which is porous to permit medicament or water which has been applied thereto to deposit the same on the eyelid, a layer of adhesive interposed between the outer and inner sheets to unite the same and provide a yielding stiffening property to the pad and further preventing moisture applied to the inner fabric from passing to the outer fabric layer, said shield having an upper convex contour and a lower concave contour and being rounded at its respective sides, said shield when the inner ply is moistened being adapted to be placed on the closed eyelid and conform to the shape thereof and further adapted to be confined within the bony conformation of the orbital area whereby the edges of the pad lie substantially Within and adjacent the outline of the orbital area to thereby prevent dislodgement of the shield by air currents.
3. An eye shield comprising a flexible multiple ply pad consisting of an outer sheet of velvet fabric which is relatively impervious to sun rays and moisture and is heat absorptive, an inner sheet of a relatively loosely woven heavy napped tufted fabric which is porous to permit medicament or water which has been applied thereto to deposit the same on the eyelid, a layer of adhesive interposed between the outer and inner sheets to unite the same and provide a yielding and further preventing moisture applied to the inner fabric from passing to the outer fabric layer, said shield having an upper convex contour and a lower concave contour and being rounded at its respective sides, said shield when the inner ply is moistened being adapted to be placed on the closed eyelid and conform to the shape thereof and further adapted to be confined within the bony conformation of the orbital area whereby the edges of the pad lie substantially within and adjacent the outline of the orbital area to thereby prevent dislodgement of the shield by air currents.
No references cited.
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