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Publication numberUS876491 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1908
Filing dateAug 5, 1907
Priority dateAug 5, 1907
Publication numberUS 876491 A, US 876491A, US-A-876491, US876491 A, US876491A
InventorsCarl F Rohwer
Original AssigneeCarl F Rohwer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antisnoring device.
US 876491 A
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- ing is a specification.

' as will appear as .the natureof the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction and combination of of e up er portionbf' a human figure exhibiting t e device applied thereto. Fig. 2 1s--a. perspective view of the device. Fig.

' manner in which-the ball or pad is assembled UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.



To all'whom it may concern: 7

-Be it known that I, CARL F. RoHwER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hot Springs, in the county of Garland and State 0 Arkansas, have invented a new and useful Antisnoring Device, of which the follow:

arts oifanfanti-snoring device as 'will'be' ereinafter fully escribed and .claimed. In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like characters of reference indicate correspondmg arts,Figure 1 is a viewfiri perspective 3 is a sectional detail view, sho'wing the with the 'attaching belt.

The appliance comprises a pad 1 and an Specification of Letters Patent. I Application filed August 5'1907- Serial No. 387.151.

attaching belt-2 provided with an ordinary Patented Jan. 14, 1908.

buckle 3. The pad is a hollow body, in this instance shown as spherical in form, although this is not absolutely essent al as it may beelliptical if preferred, andls g rovided with two parallel slots 4 through w ich 40 is passed a loop 5, formed of alength of Webbing secured at its ends to the belt, as at 6. The object of the loop is to ermit adjustment of the pad after the be t" has been secured in place, whereby to insure its proper positioning relatively to the'wearer. In applying the deyicethe pad is caused back 'of'the to bear against the small of the wearer with sufficient force' to remain in place when the person is lying on elther side, 5'0 but should the sleeper turn on'his back the pressure of the pad will either awaken him or cause him unconsciously to turnagaln on his side.

i The appliance isuieat in appearance, ex-

ceedingly simple of construction, durable in use and cheap and easy to manufacture. I y What is claimed is 1+- An anti-snoring device comprising an at, taching belt, a loop carried' thereby, hollow spherical pad having a pair of arallel slots through which the loop isthrea In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

1 CARL F. .RoHwER. Witnesses: 1


-. "-JoHN C. 'WALZ.

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Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/065