Title:
FACIAL PROTECTION FOR HAIR SPRAY
United States Patent 3602913


Abstract:
Apparatus for use by a person applying hair spray and the like to her own head to substantially prevent the spray from striking the face and injuring skin and the like.



Inventors:
NEESE DORIS F
Application Number:
04/843716
Publication Date:
09/07/1971
Filing Date:
07/22/1969
Assignee:
DORIS F. NEESE
Primary Class:
2/9
Other Classes:
D28/9
International Classes:
A45D44/12; (IPC1-7): A42B1/00
Field of Search:
2/11,9,206,174,173.5 4
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US Patent References:
3488772HAIR SPRAY FACE SHIELD1970-01-13Strum
3346875Nose and lip protector apparatus1967-10-17Weisberger
3060445Face mask1962-10-30Brockman
2671446Beauty mask1954-03-09Mann
2358484Nonsmudge lip protector1944-09-19Torjussen et al.
1178435N/A1916-04-04Wilson
0854546N/A1907-05-21



Foreign References:
GB179472A
Primary Examiner:
Hunter, Hampton H.
Claims:
I claim

1. A face mask adapted to enclose and protect the user's face during application of a hair spray, comprising a mask removably fitting and conforming closely to human facial configuration including recesses for the nose, chin protected openings for the eyes and an attachment for holding the mask against the user's face, said mask including outwardly bulged portions for covering the eyes, each said bulged portion having a viewing opening therethrough and a protective lid extending outwardly and upwardly from the upper edge of the opening in each bulged portion whereby the user can view the hair spraying operation through said openings and the protective lids substantially prevent entry from above of particles of hair spray.

2. A face mask as in claim 1 wherein the attachment is a handle extending downwardly from the chin recess portion of the mask.

3. A face mask as in claim 1 wherein the attachment is a tab projecting inwardly from the mask towards the user's mouth.

Description:
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In my invention I employ a face mask molded in one piece which is adapted to fit removably over the face of the user and which includes a chin receiving portion. Means secured to the chin-receiving portion can be controlled by the user to hold the mask in position while the spray is applied to the hair. This means can be a handle or can be tabs forming part of the mask and adapted to be held in the mouth of the user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front view of one form of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the form of FIG. 1 in use;

FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 3--3 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of a modification of my invention; and

FIG. 5 is a detail view of eye protector means which can be used in my invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring first to FIGS. 1-3, there is shown a molded one piece mask 10 with protective eye openings 12, a chin portion 14 and a handle 16 extending downward and outward from portion 14. The mask can be made of inexpensive colored plastic with colored hair curls at the top, lips and cheeks colored and eyelashes. and the like to look feminine. See FIG. 5 for preferred form of protective eye opening. In use, the mask is held in place with one hand on the handle and the other operating hair spray 18.

As shown in FIG. 5, each eye opening can be disposed in a protective bulge or pouch 20 with an outwardly and upwardly extending protective lid 21 above the opening 12 that will substantially prevent spray from entering the opening when the spray is held above the level of the eyes in the usual way for application to the hair as shown in FIG. 2.

As shown in FIG. 4, the handle can be removed and tabs 22 can extend away from the inner surface of the mask, these tabs being disposed in the chin portion adjacent the mouth. When the tabs are held in the mouth, the mask is held in place.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow: