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Publication numberUS3555559 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1971
Filing dateFeb 25, 1969
Priority dateFeb 25, 1969
Publication numberUS 3555559 A, US 3555559A, US-A-3555559, US3555559 A, US3555559A
InventorsHundhausen Mary Louise
Original AssigneeHundhausen Mary Louise
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair spray guard
US 3555559 A
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Jan. 19, 1971 M. L. HUNDHAUSEN 3,555,559

HAIR SPRAY GUARD Filed Feb. 25, 1969 Fig 4 INVEN'I'OR.

' MARY LOUISE HUNDHAUSEN Patented Jan. 19, 1971 3,555,559 HAIR SPRAY GUARD Mary Louise Hundhausen, 3851 Basilone St., San Diego, Calif. 92110 Filed Feb. 25, 1969, Ser. No. 802,155 Int. Cl. A61f 9/60 U.S. C]. 2--11 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The one piece, hand-held guard masks all or part of the face when using hair spray and has a configuration which indicates the proper orientation and psychologically assists in repetitive, proper positioning of the guard. Multiple hand holds of special design facilitate holding the guard by either hand while manipluating the spray.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The spray guard described herein is shaped to cover all or part of the 'face in the form of a mask and fits closely across the forehead for maximum protection. Special multiple hand holds facilitate holding the guard and features incorporated into the guard indicate proper orientation, psychologically as well as physically. In its preferred form the guard is transparent, or substantially so, to allow visual checking of spray directivity.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a front view of the basic form of the guard;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line 33 of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 4 is a front view of an abbreviated form of the guard.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT The mask-like guard 10, shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, is for full face protection and is shaped in th general form of a face but slightly larger than the average face. The exact configuration is not critical, but the upper edge 12 should be contoured to fit reasonably closely across the forehead, and the guard has configurated parts to clear the facial features. These configurated parts very definitely suggest the users facial features and psychologically as well as physically assist in repetitive, proper orientation of the guard. At both sides, adjacent the side edges 14, are hand holds 16 indented for the fingers and thumb and adjacent the lower edge 18 is a further hand hold 20.

The guard is preferably made from plastic material, molded or otherwise formed as a unitary element. For convenience the material is transparent and may be tinted in various colors while retaining some transparency. This allows the user to view the spraying operation in a mirror, which is particularly desirable when the spray is self applied.

To indicate the proper orientation of the guard, especially for those unfamiliar with its use, facial features are molded into the material, such as eyes 22, nose 24 and mouth 26. The eyes may be in relief as shown, or treated in any manner for good visibility, such as by making the plastic very thin to improve transparency, and any portion or combination of features may be used. The hand holds extend from approximately the level of the eyes 22 to the level of the mouth 26.

If full face protection is not necessary, the guard 30 shown in FIG. 3 may be used. This shortened form is similar to the upper portion of guard 10 and has a forehead fitting upper edge 32 and hand holds 34 adjacent the side edges 36. A lower hand hold is not essential in the shortened form, but could be provided if desired. Eyes 38, or other orientating features are incorporated in the guard for the same purposes as explained supra in relation to features 22, 24 and 26.

With either form the multiple hand holds facilitate holding with either hand for complete protection of the eyes, and the transparency, even if limited, aids the spraying operation.

I claim: 1. A hand-held hair spray guard, comprising: a unitary mask-like element of somewhat transparent sheet material and conforming generally to at least a portion of a face and having a forehead fitting edge portion with facial configurations molded into the sheet material and including eyes and mouth;

said element having a hand hold molded therein adjacent a lateral edge portion thereof;

said hand hold including finger tip impressions to assist in firm gripping of the mask-like element;

the handhold being elongated vertically and extending substantially from the level of said eyes to the level of the mouth;

the sheet material being thinner at said eyes to increase transparency for better vision by the user.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,060,445 10/ 1962 Brocleman 2-9 3,220,409 11/1965 Liloia et al. 2-9UX H. HAMPTON HUNTER, Primary Examiner

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U.S. Classification2/11, D28/9
International ClassificationA45D44/12, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12