|Publication number||US3762419 A|
|Publication date||Oct 2, 1973|
|Filing date||Dec 13, 1971|
|Priority date||Dec 13, 1971|
|Publication number||US 3762419 A, US 3762419A, US-A-3762419, US3762419 A, US3762419A|
|Original Assignee||Walters C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (17), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent Walters 1 Oct. 2, 1973  EYE DEVICE 2,527,947 10/1950 L005 128/163  Inventor: Carley ljaker Walters, 20 River FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS Dunes Drive, Daytona Beach, 874,984 8/1961 Great Britain 128/380 F121. 32018 1,167,481 10/1969 Great Britain 128/403  Filed: 1971 Primary ExaminerLawrence W. Trapp ] Appl. N0.: 207,034 Attorney-Eugene F. Malin 52 11.5. C1. 128/403  ABSTRACT 51 Int. Cl. A611 7/04 A therapeutic device for reducing capillaries in and  Field 61 Search 128/403, 254, 163, around the eye areas y the application of ice m a y [28/380 25 400 402 cold liquid in a flexible bladder that continuously con- 1 forms in shape to the skin areas of the user while the 5 References Cited ice of cold liquid absorbs heat from the skin areas.
UNITED STATES PATENTS Padelford 128/380 X 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figures EYE DEVICE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates generally to therapeutic devices for the improvement and conditioning of facial skin tissue and in particular to an eye-temple skin area applicator that absorbs heat from skin tissue including the eye lids'and surrounding facial areas including the temple areas. Similar devices in the past have had a serious drawback in that proper and thorough heat ab'- sorption has not been accomplished because the applicator was poorly fitted with respect to the contour of users face adjacent the eyeball dip'a'ndgroove, especially when used with a frozen'medium for heat absorption.
Applicant's invention provides for an applicator that conforms to the shape of the use'rs facial areas throughout the entire use tim'eas the heat absorption medium changes state, insuring continuous skin contact for maximum efficiency.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION A therapeutic heat absorption facial applicator comprising a sealed bladder having a rigid surface portion on a first side and a flexible surface portion on a second opposite side, said flexible portion for contacting the facial skin of a user, said bladder containing aliquid such as water which can be frozen, said rigid "surface portion symetrically shaped in a facial contour corresponding to the eye and surrounding areas including the temples of a user. The liquid in the-bladder is frozen so that the flexible portion is shaped in a contour similar to the rigid portion, thus allowing the flexible portion to be fitted in placeadjacen't'the users facial skin. As the inner medium melts, the liquid adjacent the flexible surface assumes the shape of the adjacent users facial contour insuring complete skin contact.
It is an object of this invention 'to provide an improved therapeutic device for the treatmentof'skintis- I sue adjacent the eye areas. I
It is another object of this invention to provide a heat absorption device that insures thorough contact with the skin areas adjacent the eyes and temples of the user.
And yet another object of the invention is to provide a device for reducing capillaries in and around the eye areas for inducing a soothingand restful feeling in the user. 7
In accordance with these and other'ob'jects which will be apparent hereinafter, the instantinvention will now be described with particular reference to the accompanying drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a plan view in cross-section of applicants invention.
FIG. 2 is an elevation cross-section of applicant's invention.
FIG. 3 is a partial cross-section or elevation showing applicants inventionin operation against the skin area surrounding the eye of the user.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view'of applicantsinvention. PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION Referring now to the drawings and in particular to FIG. 1, applicanta s device is shown comprising a rigid, contoured surface 12 coupled about its perimeter to a flexible member 14 forming sealed, twin chambers or bladders partially filled with fluid 16. The bladders are separated by a rigid nose bridge 18 which is shaped for the concave side to rest against the users nose skin area. The bridge 18 may be filled with fluid 16 if desired, making the entire bladder one large chamber. However, in the preferred embodiment, the bridge 18 is a rigid member connecting the adjacent bladders symetrically. Each bladder is-shaped and sized to fit over a human eye and the surrounding area from adjacent the noseacross to the temple area, symetrically on each side of the 'bridge 18. The rigid surface 12 forms substantially a hermisphere on one side of device 10 while the flexible member 14 forms the other hemisphere half. Rigid surface 12 may be composed of a hard rubber or semi-resilient material that holds its shape or will return to an original shape if deformed by an "outside force. Surface 14 on the other hand may be of a thin, flexible material such as Neoprene rubber or Ypolyeurothane sheet that assumes the shape of the object 'it is placed in contact with. The two surfaces 12 and 14 are heat sealed or glued together to form hermetically sealed chambers that do not allow liquid 16 to escape.
FIG. 2 shows rigid surface 12 jointed to flexible surface l4along the edge of 12A of surface 12.
FIG. 4 shows the front overall shape of device 10 with curved end portions to wrap around extending to the temple areas of the user, the rigid surface 12 being employed away from the users skin, while flexible portion 14 isplaced directly on the eye of the user.
FIG. 3 shows applicants invention in operation in contact with facial area 20. Prior to application of device 10, the device was placed in a freezing compartment with rigid surface down andthe flexible surface manually shaped to provide concave impressions to allow fitting to the facial contour of a user. Medium 16 is frozen into a contour shape. Upon removal of the device from the freezing compartment and contacting facial area 20, the immediate adjacent surface layer 16A melts from absorbing heat from the skin. The liquid layer readily assumes the shape of the adjacent skin surface, thus providing complete point to point contact between the surface 14 and the users face. The device 10 may be kept in place until all of the ice 168 has melted.
Although water has been shown as the liquid medium, any other liquid having comparable melting temperature points could be used.
Because of applicants invention, the entire area around the eyes including the loose skin below the lower eyelid may be cooled to reduce capillaries providing a soothing and restful feeling and improved appearance of the user.
The instant invention has been shown and described herein in what is considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiment. It is recognized, however, that departures may be made therefrom within the scope of the invention and that obvious modifications will occur to a person skilled in the art.
What I claim is:
l. A therapeutic device for absorbing heat from skin tissue surrounding human eyes and from the closed eyelidcoverings of human eyes of a user comprising: a stiff'out'er'wall in the general form of a pair of bifocal eye glasses to cover the eyes of a user, said outer wall includes a right and left portion with an eye and the skin tissue surrounding each eye of a user, and liquid in each container for absorbing heat from the eyelids and skin tissue areas.
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|International Classification||A61F7/02, A61F7/10, A61F7/00|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F7/10, A61F2007/0004|