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Publication numberUS2674245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1954
Filing dateOct 2, 1950
Priority dateOct 2, 1950
Publication numberUS 2674245 A, US 2674245A, US-A-2674245, US2674245 A, US2674245A
InventorsBenjamin Tanditter
Original AssigneeBenjamin Tanditter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nostril protector device
US 2674245 A
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April 6, 1954 TANDlTTER 2,674,245

NOSTRIL PROTECTOR DEVICE Filed Oct. 2, 1950 A a 10 A 4 mum 15 \V INVENTOR Benjamin Tamil/tier ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 6, 1954 UNITED "STATES PATENT OFFICE V :NOSTRIL'PROTECTOR DEVICE Benjamin Tanditter, Elmhurst, N. Y. ,lApplicationoctober 2, 19 50, SerialNo. 187,860

The present inve tion relates to anostrilprotector device'and it particularly relates to a device for insertion in'the nostril.

It is among the objects of the present invention'to provide a simple, light-weight, readily cleaned,- nostril protectordevice which may be manufactured at relatively low cost of readily available, non-corrosive andnon-harmful materials and which'may be readily inserted in the nostrils to protect the wearer against pollen, germs and-other undesirable air-borne odors, dust, organic'materials, and so forth.

' Another'obiect-is to-provide anostril protector device which may be conveniently inserted in the nostrils'by-thewearer-thereof and which may be utilizedtogive medication or as an aid in cases of nasal congestion or other difficulties encountered in connection with the nose, ear or throat. Another object is to provide a nostril protector device to aid hayfeversufferers in eliminating part or all of .the pollen which would normally be drawn into'the'nasal passages and cause inflammation or iotherundesirable symptoms of hayfever. v

- ;-Still further objects and advantages will appear in the. more detailed description set forth below,-itbeing understood, however, that this more detailed description given byway of illustration and explanation only and not by way of limitation, since various changes therein may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention.

In accomplishing the above objects, it has been found most suitable, according to one embodiment of the present invention, to provide a conical device and particularly a double, transparent cone device, arranged to conveniently fit into and clamp itself within the nostrils without unduly interfering with breathing therethrough and which may contain desirable medicating fluid, the odors of which will be picked up by the air as they pass through the double cone device.

The openings in the double cones may be so positioned that the air will be compelled to pass through both sets of openings and they may be of such size and offset with respect to each other that there will be a substantially complete filtering effect without at the same time causing any substantial obstruction to the breathing of the wearer.

The double cones are desirably connected by means of a clip of aluminum, silver or stainless steel, which will not-be corrodible or affected by the-nasal fluids and the cones are desirably: so

4 Claims. (Cl. 128148) 2 provided that they may be separated oughly sanitized or cleaned.

With the foregoing and other objects in view,

and thorthe invention consists of the novel construction,

combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter more specifically described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view showing the device of the present invention in position in the nostrils of the wearer.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. 1

Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the device of the present invention.

Fig. 4 is a side sectional view upon the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 4, there is shown an outer cone. A, an inner cone Band a bridge C.

The outer cones A and the inner cones B may be forced-fitted together and may be of a transparent, plastic material, such as vinyl resin, polyethyl resin or urea formaldehyde resin, and the walls are desirably so thin that there is substantial flexibility while at the same time the cones may be removed for washing, soaking or sanitizing.

The inner and outer cones preferably have offset openings or small holes, as indicated at l0, H and I2, which will give a maximum filtering effect as the air is drawn therein while at the same time not causing any noticeable obstruction to the breathing of the wearer.

The upper and wide edges of the cone, as indicated at 13, may be detachable or permanently sealed together and their adjacent edges at U! are clamped together by means of the U-members i5 of the bridge C.

The space between the inner and outer cones takes the form of a wedge-shaped, hollow, conical area of revolution of increasing volume away from the lower, sealed edges of the cones.

The bridge C has the springy loops It, the side elements I! and the cross member [8, which fit on and clamp themselves lightly to the central lobe of the nose, holdingl-the device firmly in position, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2.

The space provided at D between the ends of the cones causes the air to pause in passage at a relatively rapid rate through the openings I 0, l I, I2 and I3 and causes the pollen, dust or inorganic matter to fall therefrom into the lower portion of the space, as indicated at E. At the same time the lower portion of the space may be filled through the opening l2 with some antiseptic liquid to make the wearer breathe easier or to take up or assist obstruction of various undesirable dust and pollen.

It will be noted that the device as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4 consists of two circular members A and B which are shown as conical in shape and which are of different heights or lengths so that when fitted together there will be an open space formed at D.

The ends of the circular or conical members are joined together at I 3 and these are the upper ends, as shown in Fig. 4, or the lower ends when actually inserted in the nostrils, as indicated in Fig. 2.

The bridge C acts to join the upper ends of the interfitting cones together in Fig. 4 or their lower ends when they are inserted in the nostrils, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2.

The space D which is formed between the cones A and 3 increases in volume toward the bridge of the nose and away from the joining bridge C.

It is thus apparent that the present applicant has provided a novel nostril protector device which is inexpensive, may be readily cleaned and will not mar the features of the wearer. At the same time it will not cause any substantial obstruction in the breathing of the wearer.

While there has been herein described a preferred form of the invention, it should be understood that the same may be altered in details and in relative arrangement of parts within the scope of the appended claims.

Having now particularly described and asce"- tained the nature of the invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed, what is claimed is:

1. A nostril protective device comprising a pair of concentric interfitting thin sheet transparent plastic members to be fitted into the nostrils, each member consisting of two interfitting concentric elements open at one end and closed at the other end with the open ends sealed together and with the closed ends spaced apart, said spacing apart forming interior chambers, and a flexible bridge to join the pair of concentric members together, the concentric elements taking the form of inverted cones.

2. A nostril protective device comprising a pair of concentric interfitting thin sheet transparent plastic members to be fitted into the nostrils, each member consisting of two interfitting concentric elements open at one end and closed at the other end with the open ends sealed together and with the closed ends spaced apart, said spacing ap rt forming interior chambers, and a flexible bri ge to join the pair of concentric members togeth r, the concentric elements taking the form of i verted cones of different height.

3. A nostril protective device comprising a pair of concentric interfitting thin sheet transparent plastic members to be fitted into the nostrils, each member consisting of two interfitting concentric elements open at one end and closed at the other end with the open ends sealed together and with the closed ends spaced apart, said spacing apart forming interior chambers, and a flexible bridge to join the pair of concentric members together, the concentric elements taking the form of inverted cones of difierent height and having offset openings therethrough.

4. A nostril protective device comprising a pair of concentric interfitting thin sheet transparent plastic members to be fitted into the nostrils, each member consisting of two interfitting concentric elements open at one end and closed at the other end with the open ends sealed together and with the closed ends spaced apart, said spacing apart forming interior chambers, and a flexible bridge to join the pair of concentric members together, the concentric elements taking the form of inverted cones of different height and said chambers receiving a medicament.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 611,478 Hannon et a1 Sept. 2'7, 1898 831,004 Jousset Sept. 11, 1906 2,162,583 Kjellsson June 13, 1939 2,433,565 Korman Dec. 30, 1947

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Classifications
U.S. Classification128/206.11
International ClassificationA61F5/08, A61F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/08
European ClassificationA61F5/08