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Publication numberUS2882892 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1959
Filing dateMay 24, 1957
Priority dateMay 24, 1957
Publication numberUS 2882892 A, US 2882892A, US-A-2882892, US2882892 A, US2882892A
InventorsRebecka Kosior
Original AssigneeRebecka Kosior
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Facial rejuvenating mask
US 2882892 A
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April 21, 1959 R. KQSIOR mom. REJUVENATING MASK Filed May 24, 1957 Eebecka BY Man/1, ilk/6% Dam'eZs & Marc/0 INVENTQR Koa 0/" d TTOKNEYS Un aws Psa '10 2,882,892 FACIAL REJUVENATING MASK Rebecka Kosior, New York, N.Y. 7 Application May 24, 1957, Serial No. 661,385

8 Claims. Cl. 128-76) This invention relates' to facial rejuvenating masks, such as are worn for the purpose of beautifying the face and 1 reducing the fatty tissue thereof. j

An important object of the present invention is-- to provide a novel and improved facial mask which will strengthen the muscles of the face and consequently eliminate or preventwrinkles and the, like from occurring.

-An object, of the invention .is to'provide a novel and improved facial mask of the type adapted to be worn when in a reclining or prone position, wherein means are provided for effecting increased pressures on frontal areas of the face to reduce the fatty tissue thereof.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved facial rejuvenating mask as above characterized, wherein the increased pressures are applied to those frontal portions of the face to strengthen the muscles thereof.

A feature of the invention resides in the provision of a novel and improved facial rejuvenating mask having weighted portions, wherein the entire mask member is molded as a unit with the weights thereof completely enclosed, thereby to render the member more comfortable and better able to handle perspiration, more sanitary, and more easily cleaned.

Still another object of the invention is to provide an improved facial rejuvenating mask having weighted portions in accordance with the above, wherein the weights are independent of each other and so arranged as to be independently operable and to cover large areas of the face, thereby to increase the eifectiveness of the rejuvenating process and to minimize marking of the facial skin and tissues.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide an improved facial rejuvenating mask having all of the above features and advantages, and which is nevertheless simple in its construction and economical to fabricate.

Other features and advantages will hereinafter appear.

In the drawings accompanying this specification, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts wherever possible in the several views, in which:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of an improved facial reducing mask made in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the mask shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

As shown, the facial rejuvenating mask of this invention comprises a mask member constituted as a flexible membrane of appreciable thickness, said member having a multiplicity of perforations as shown, and having a configuration generally conforming to the shape of the human face, with a chin portion 11, nose portion 12, jaw portions 13, cheek portions 14, and forehead portion 15. The month has an opening 19, and the nose portion 12 of the member is provided 2,882,892 Patented Apr. 21, 1959 with breathing apertures 17, also relatively large eyeopenings 18 are provided in the cheek portions, for clearance of the eyes.

The member 10 may further be provided with any suitable type of fastening means 20, by which it is securable to the head of a wearer. For example, the means 20 may be tie-strings attached to the side cheek portions 14 and forehead 15, as shown.

In accordance with the present invention, the mask member 10 has a plurality of large-area weights by which increased pressure is brought to bear on certain portions or areas of the face when the mask is being worn and the head of the wearer is facing upward. I provide on the cheek portions 14 weights or blocks 23, and further provide weights or blocks 24, at the sides of the eye openings 18, and weights or blocks on the jaw or lower cheek or cheek portions 13 of the mask. I have found that the weights or blocks 23, 24 and 25 havesurfaces of appreciable expanse, so as to cover large areas of the mask member 10 and therefore large areas of the facial surfaces. The weights 23,

24 and25may be in the form of thick discs of metal, for example, and are disposed so as to constitute two sets, one at each side of the center of the member 10, extending roughly in a line between the chin portions 13 and the upper cheek portions.

For reasons of economy of manufacture, to facilitate cleaning of the mask member, and to effect a sanitary structure, the member 10 is molded of a flexible and somewhat elastic, plastic material, with perforations to reduce perspiration, and with the weights 23, 24 and 25 completely imbedded therein and projecting from the outer surface of the member 10.

I have found that with such a mask construction it is possible easily and conveniently to apply increased pressures to those portions of the face of a wearer which are susceptible of collecting fatty tissues, said portions normally not exerting suflicient pressure where a mask is not provided with the weights 23, 24 and 25. Moreover, by virtue of the thickness of the mask member 10 there is effected a certain resistance to flexing, and such resistance tends to transmit pressure from the weights shown to surrounding portions of the member; at the same time there is maintained a flexibility of action as provided by the multiplicity of weights.

The improved facial rejuvenating mask of the present invention as above set forth is thus seen to be easily and economically fabricated, and to be effective in its action and purpose of applying increased pressures to certain face portions when a mask is being worn for strengthening the facial muscles, rejuvenating the skin and for reducing purposes.

Variations and modifications may be made within the scope of the claims, and portions of the improvements may be used without others.

I claim:

1. A facial rejuvenating mask comprising a mask member of flexible and elastic material having a configuration conforming to the human face, said member having breathing apertures in the nose portions thereof and having openings for the eyes; means for releasably securing the member to the head of a wearer; and a plurality of weights carried by the cheek portions of the mask member, to efiect an increased pressure on the cheeks of the face when the mask is being worn with the head of the wearer facing upward, said weights being relatively thin and broad, and covering a large expanse of the mask member.

2. The invention as defined in claim 1 in which the weights project from the outer surface of the mask member.

"3. The invention as defined in claim 2 in which the mask member is formed of a molded composition, and in which the weights are completely imbedded in the member.

4. The invention as defined in cla'im 1 in whichfthe weights are in the form of substantially flat, circular discs.

5. .A facial reinventing mask comprising a mask member of flexible and elastic material having a configuration conforming to the human face, said member having breathing apertures in the nose portions thereof and having openings for the eyes; means for releasably securing the member to the head of a wearer; and a pair of weights comprising relatively large metal discs carried respectively by the cheek portions of the mask member, to effect an increased pressure on the cheeks of the face when the mask is being worn with the head of the wearer facing upward, each disc being sutficiently large to cover a large frontal portion of the check of the wearer at a location adjoining the nose, and protruding from the front surface of the mask member.

6. The invention as defined in claim 5 in which there are additional weights comprising large metal discs at the sides of the eye openings of the mask member.

7. The invention as defined in claim 5 in which there are additional weights comprising large metal discs at the chin portions of the mask member.

8. A facial rejuvenating {mask comprising a mask member of flexible and elastic material having a configuration conforming to the human face, said member having breathing apertures in the nose portion thereof, and having openings forthe eyes; means for releasably securing the mask member to the head of a wearer;

' two sets of weights disposed on opposite sides of the center of the mask member, each set extending from the chin portion to the sides of the eye openings, said weights comprising generally fiat blocks having surfaces of appreciable expanse, said mask member being constituted of a molded plastic material and said blocks being imbedded in said member and projecting, from the outer surfaces thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/204.15, 482/11, 482/105, 601/1
International ClassificationA45D44/22, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/22
European ClassificationA45D44/22