Title:
Prevent a burn
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Prevent A Burn which is disclosed would be made of a flexible material. The neck member would cover the back of the neck. The neck member is adjustable to fit around the user's user's neck. Protruding upwardly on both sides of the neck are ear post. Each earpost contains a recess to fit over the ears. The ear post are adjustable and contain mounts in which the forehead and temple member is attached. The forehead and temple member will extend across the forehead and downwardly on each side covering the temples. The entire frame of the Prevent A Burn is covered with the heat resistant Prevent A Burn fabric cover to aid in the prevention of burns to the skin surrounding the hairline and ears. There is also a clear plastic eye shield that attaches to the forehead and temple member to aid in the protection from burns when using a hot comb or hot curling iron.



Inventors:
Grinage, Matthew Leroy (Imperial, PA, US)
Application Number:
10/952640
Publication Date:
05/26/2005
Filing Date:
09/29/2004
Assignee:
GRINAGE MATTHEW L.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/9
International Classes:
A42B1/00; A45D44/12; A45D1/00; (IPC1-7): A42B1/00
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Primary Examiner:
VANATTA, AMY B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Matthew Leroy Grinage (Imperial, PA, US)
Claims:
1. The neck and earpost member, the forehead and temple member, and the eye shield, when assembled together as one unit form the Prevent A Burn. I also claim the way the Prevent A Burn is designed. When the Prevent A Burn is covered with a heat resistant fabric cover which aids in the protection from burns to the hairline skin surrounding the forehead, temples, ears, and the back of the neck. The eye shield also aids in the protection of the eyes.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

I the past many women, young girls, and hair dressers when using a hot curling iron or hot straightening comb, would have no real means of protection from burning the skin surrounding the hairline, or from burning the ears or the eyes by accidentally touching these areas when straightening the hair with a hot comb or hot curling iron. For example, my wife would burn her ears, temples, forehead, and the back of her neck quite frequently when curling or straightening her hair using a hot comb or hot curling iron. Thus sometimes having scars from the burns that do not always fade away. I also know many women that have burn scars from using hot combs and hot curling irons. I have also obtained information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that from electric hot combs and hot curling irons, that an estimated 1,682 serious burns form 1998 to the present have been reported. This estimate does not include the many unreported cases of burns that do not require medical room treatment, as in my wife's case. Further information obtained from the CPSC that from hot combs and hot curling irons, that an estimated 5,400 emergency room treated burns to the eyes per year when user's accidentally touch their eyes.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The Prevent A Burn would be constructed of a flexible wire, plastic or metal frame. The Prevent A Burn would be used by placing a C shaped neck member around the user's neck, this neck member would cover the back of the neck and extend around the neck on both sides of the neck, leaving an opening at the throat of the neck. The neck member is adjustable, allowing the user to adjust the neck member to fit snug around the various user's. neck sizes. Protruding upwardly from the neck member on each side of the head are ear post which contain ear covers that enclose the ears to aid in protecting the ears from burns. Located on each ear post are adjustments that will allow the the user to extend the earpost in a upward or downward position to fit the height of the user's ears. Each earpost contains a type of mount on which the forehead member can be attached. The forehead member will extend across the forehead and downwardlY on each side of the face, covering the temples to connect to the earpost, thus aiding in the protection of the temple areas on each side of the forehead. The earpost will also have a type of attachments or insertions that will allow the user to raise or lower the forehead member. The entire frame of the Prevent A Burn is covered with a heat resistant fabric covering that is used with the Prevent A Burn to aid in the prevention of burns when using a hot comb or curling iron.

The primary object of this invention the Prevent A Burn is to aid (with the use of the heat resistant Prevent A Burn cover) in the protection of the user's skin surrounding the hairline and the ears from burns when using a hot comb or hot curling iron. T here is also an eye shield that can be placed onto the Prevent A Burn.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows the complete assembled Prevent A Burn with all members attached

FIG. 2 shows the neck and earpost member separated from the forehead and temple member

FIG. 3 shows a sectional view of the individual wearing the neck and earpost member, with a partial section of the exposed ear.

FIG. 4 shows the Prevent A Burn on a head with the ear protruding through the oval shaped recess of the earpost member.

FIG. 5 shows a front view of the forehead member and shows the front view the neck member.

FIG. 6 shows the back view of the neck and earpost member with the fabric.

FIG. 7 shows the side view of the Prevent A Burn assembled with all members attached.

FIG. 8 shows the forehead member.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings of the Prevent A Burn according to the present to the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 1, the Prevent A Burn as shown is a side view ( with the opposite side being a mirror image of FIG. 1) shows the Prevent A Burn fully assembled, with all members attached. FIG. 2 shows how the forehead and temple member 4 slides into the slot 12 on the earpost member and 13 slides into into the earpost member 2. FIG. 3 is showing how the ear fits into the recess in the earpost member 2, covering the earpost recess is the heat resistant fabric cover 6. FIG. 4 is showing the Prevent A Burn frame FIG. 1, without the fabric cover on an individuals head. FIG. 5, shows the front view of of the prevent, FIG. 1 , the front view of the eye shield 10, and and the front view of the neck member. FIG. 6 is showing the back of the neck and earpost member 2 covering the back of the neck with the heat resistant fabric cover. FIG. 7, shows what the Prevent A Burn look like on the individuals head.

IDENTIFYING NUMBERS: 1 neck member, 2 earpost, 3 forehead member insert, 4 forehead and temple member, 5 oval recess on earpost, 6 recess fabric, 7 neck and earpost fabric, 8 velcro, 9, forehead and temple cover, 10 eye shield, 11 slot in neck member, 12 forehead and member slot, 13 extension slot