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Title:
Dry ear set
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A new invention, titled Dry Ear Set, has appeared. It is in the nature of personal hygiene. It is a single unit containing two ear covers, each with a water buffer and a 3/8 inch wide elastic tape attached from one water buffer to the other, and riding across the upper lip. This unit is light, friendly and due to the manner of construction does the job of keeping water out of the ears while one takes a shower. It appears the Dry Ear Set would be suitable for the sick room and for the beauty parlor,as well as in the home.


Inventors:
Hays, Patrick William (Chattanooga, TN, US)
Application Number:
09/825698
Publication Date:
10/10/2002
Filing Date:
04/05/2001
Assignee:
HAYS PATRICK WILLIAM
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D44/12; A45D19/00; (IPC1-7): A42B1/18
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Patrick, Hays W. (1404 Fredwill Circle, Chattanooga, TN, 37411, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim as my invention is the idea of the invention, the materials used and the manner of its construction.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT

[0001] This is a cross reference to the submission to the PTO of a Disclosure Document Deposit Request which was received recorded and stamped on Dec. 18, 2000. The Disclosure Document number is—484090.

[0002] In this connection the title of the invention was listed as DRY EAR CAP. This title has now been changed to DRY EAR SET on the Utility Patent Application herewith.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0003] (Not Applicable)

REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE

[0004] (Not Applicable)

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0005] This invention is in the realm of personal hygiene. I personally have a tendency to get ear infections when I get water in my ears. I have for many years treated my ears with strong alcohol and prescriptions from physicians. Of course, the best prescription is to keep water out of the ears.

[0006] With this background and incentive, I proceeded to fabricate the present invention, titled Dry Ear Set. This set deals with both ears and is pleasant to use and it does the job of keeping the the ears dry.

[0007] In the past it is my understanding that the only way to keep the ears dry, if indeed it could be done, was the use of some kind of ear plug, which often is irritating.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] The Dry Ear Set is truly a set, in that, it protects both ears and keeps them dry while one takes a shower. One may wash his or her hair while showering and still keep the ears dry. The Dry Ear Set is light weight and friendly to wear. There is no comparable product on the market.

[0009] The Dry Ear Set is one unit, in that the two ear covers are joined together by a ⅜ inch wide elastic tape, stretching from one ear buffer to the other, across the upper lip. This is what insures that the shower pressure will not unseat either ear cover.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

[0010] FIG. 1—Front facial view of DRY EAR SET in use.

[0011] FIG. 2—Side view of ear.

[0012] FIG. 3—Side view of Dry Ear Set.

[0013] FIG. 4—Fabrication of Water Buffer.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0014] From FIG. 1 in the drawings, one may visualize the front facial view of the Dry Ear Set in use. It shows that the ear covers are made of shower cap like, light plastic. The ear caps are much like small shower caps, but with an important difference. The caps have water buffers on the front edge of the covers. A ⅜ inch wide elastic tape stretches from one water buffer to the other, holding the covers in place. The elastic tape stretches across the upper lip and is scarcely felt when in use. Each water buffer is large and soft. It lies flush against the face and forms a seal. Please see FIG. 4.

[0015] The elastic tape is attached by permanent glue on the outside of each water buffer. This placement of the elastic tape further holds the buffers to the face.

[0016] Each component part of the Dry Ear Set, the ear caps, the water buffers and the elastic tape across the upper lip, as a unit appear new and unique. FIG. FIG. 3 of the drawings shows a side view of the Dry Ear Set.

[0017] The ear caps are held on by a small elastic tape, just like a normal shower cap. The water buffers are constructed of two waterproof, rubberized tapes, 2½ inches long. Enveloped inside the tape are four 2½ inch long glove-rubber strips.

[0018] This gives the buffer its large, soft character. Finally, the buffer is attached to the front edge of the ear cap by the outside rubberized tape on the buffer. For reference and orientation, an ear is shown in FIG. 2 of the drawings.





 
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