Title:
Nonsmudge lip protector
United States Patent 2358484


Abstract:
This invention relates to improvements in nonsmudge lip protectors for protecting garments from becoming soiled and spotted when same are put on and off for fitting. It is a well known fact that when dresses and other wearing apparrel are tried on in the stores by the customer, spots due to...



Inventors:
Karl, Torjussen
Joranda, Ingram
Application Number:
US43121642A
Publication Date:
09/19/1944
Filing Date:
02/17/1942
Assignee:
Karl, Torjussen
Joranda, Ingram
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
128/857, D28/99
International Classes:
A45D44/12
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Description:

This invention relates to improvements in nonsmudge lip protectors for protecting garments from becoming soiled and spotted when same are put on and off for fitting. It is a well known fact that when dresses and other wearing apparrel are tried on in the stores by the customer, spots due to lip stick are often left upon the garments which may, therefore, have to be cleaned by the stores at a considerable expense.

At the same time the customer may get her lip stick smudged and will have to make-up again before leaving the store. These inconveniences can be overcome by the use of a device such as disclosed in the present application.

An important object of the invention is to provide a lip protector which will prevent spots upon garments when same are tried on.

A further object of our invention is to provide a lip protector which will prevent the make-up of the wearer from becoming smudged and smeared.

Another object of our invention is to provide a simple lip protector of such low cost that it can be given away by the stores and thrown away after each use for sanitary reasons.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, Figure 1 is an illustration of a woman wearing a device embodying our invention.

Figure 2 is a rear view of the device, Figure 3 is a side elevation of same, and, Figure 4 is a cross-section taken along line 4-4 in Figure 3.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration, is shown a preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 5 designates the hollow body portion of the device which is preferably cup shaped and of elliptical cross-section as shown in Figure 2. In the center of the cup shaped body portion is placed a projecting member 6 which is of such form as to be conveniently held between the lips of the wearer.

The device may preferably be made of thin flexible low cost plastic material by some suitable molding process, but it may also be made from paper, card-board, or other suitable materials.

The operation of our invention is obvious from the drawing and the above description. The cup shaped body 5 is placed over the mouth covering the lips and the member 6 is held between the lips thereby effectively protecting same from being touched by any garments being pulled over the head of the wearer.

It is to be understood that the form of our invention, herewith shown and described, is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of our invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described our invention we claim: 1. A lip guard comprising a substantially cupshaped member having its edge rounded in crosssection and forming a bead, said bead being of oval outline and being formed to engage the outer surface of the face of a user around the lips, and a bite portion extending from the inner face of the base of said member and having on the end thereof a bead for engagement between the lips at the outer face of the teeth of the user. 2. A lip guard comprising a substantially cupshaped member having its marginal edge rounded in cross section and forming a bead, said bead being of oval outline and being formed to engage the outer surface of the face of a user around the lips, a bite portion integral with said member and including a terminal bead, the latter adapted to be engaged between the lips at the outer face of the teeth, and a narrow stem portion connecting said terminal bead with the inner face of the base of the cup member.

3. A lip shield of the class described, comprising a substantially cup-shaped member having extending from the base thereof on its concave side a relatively narrow stem for engagement between the lips of a user, said member having its marginal edge of oval formation and adapted to engage the face of a user closely around and outside of the lips, and a terminal bead of rounded cross section on said stem, said bead being wider than the stem and being adapted to be engaged between the lips at the inner portions thereof near the teeth.

4. A lip shield of the class described formed of thin plastic material comprising a body portion having concave and convex sides and a boundary edge of rounded cross section, said portion being elliptical, said edge being formed to rest closely against the surfaces of the face of a user around the lips, a narrow stem portion extending from the concave side of the body portion and adapted to be received between the lips, and a relatively wide thickened terminal on said stem portion, said terminal extending slightly beyond said edge and being adapted to lie outwardly of the teeth.

JORANDA INGRAM.

KARL TORJUSSEN.