Hand Or Body Supported Patents (Class 2/11)
  • Patent number: 10108025
    Abstract: An eyeglass holding device that is configured to releasably secure a pair of eyeglasses to a user such that the eyeglasses can be mounted around a user's neck when not in use. The eyeglass holding device includes an elongate body member having a first end and a second end. A first connection housing is integrally formed to the first end and a second connection housing is integrally formed to the second end of the elongate body member. The first connection housing and the second connection housing include an interior volume having an opening providing access thereto. A first receiving stud member is disposed in the first connection housing. A second receiving stud member is disposed in the second connection housing. A first connection member is configured to mateably secure to the first receiving stud member. A second connection member is configured to mateably secure to the second receiving stud member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Robin McDaniel
  • Patent number: 9532617
    Abstract: A disposable face shield with a shield with a plurality of cuts is described. A foam member is connected to the shield to provide added comfort. The foam member may contain a plurality of openings extending through the member. The openings allow for increased air movement around the shield. The cuts in the shield may be above the foam member to create tabs which may be bent to at least partially cover the openings that extend through the foam member. Additionally, a pair of parallel cuts may be made on either side of the shield, the cuts adjustably engaging an elastic strap. This configuration allows the elastic strap to be comfortably adjusted to conform to a number of different sized heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Miller, Brian L. Wilt
  • Patent number: 9532619
    Abstract: Designs and constructions for facemasks which, when properly used, can enable a small child's head hair to be washed by a parent without interference by the child while preventing liquid being applied to the head hair from washing across eyes, nose and mouth. The facemask has handgrips at either side which are grasped by the hands of the child while the child presses a seal against his/her forehead. The facial designs of the masks present artistic renderings of animals' faces, cartoon characters, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry S. Warra, Linda E. Warra
  • Patent number: 9480290
    Abstract: A protective apparel support (100) system is disclosed comprising a support frame configured to rest on the shoulders of a wearer, the support having a first shoulder member (104a), a second shoulder member (104b) and a shield (202) engagement portion. A shield (202) is selectively coupleable to the support and protective apparel (302) is coupled to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis A. Czajka, Troy Lother, John H. Kutsch, Vince Lackowski
  • Patent number: 9474651
    Abstract: A welder's protective helmet is provided with a detachable face mask with a handle which allows the welder to detach the same, as desired, and hold the face mask in front of his/her eyes during welding but to easily and quickly move the same to the side for direct viewing. The handle can be provided with a forwardly directed V-shaped trough for holding the extension of the welding torch so that welding proceeds while the user's eyes are protected since the user's hand is holding both the welding torch in the trough of the handle which is also holding the face mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: MaryAnn Terranova, Stephen James
  • Patent number: 9439462
    Abstract: A protective apparel support (100) system is disclosed comprising a support frame configured to rest on the shoulders of a wearer, the support having a first shoulder member (104a), a second shoulder member (104b) and a shield (202) engagement portion. A shield (202) is selectively coupleable to the support and protective apparel (302) is coupled to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis A. Czajka, Troy Lother, John H. Kutsch, Vince Lackowski
  • Patent number: 9266231
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring vibration of a motorized hand tool from a wrist to a forearm of a human operator is disclosed. The apparatus includes a connector that is coupled to the motorized hand tool and also includes a brace that is coupled to the forearm of the human operator and is also coupled to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Andrew Lawrence Neale
  • Patent number: 8950017
    Abstract: A protective apparel support (100) system is disclosed comprising a support frame configured to rest on the shoulders of a wearer, the support having a first shoulder member (104a), a second shoulder member (104b) and a shield (202) engagement portion. A shield (202) is selectively coupleable to the support and protective apparel (302) is coupled to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis A. Czajka, Troy Lother, John H. Kutsch, Vince Lackowski
  • Patent number: 8707462
    Abstract: An eye shield is provided that may allow for compact storage and ease of assembly and use. The eye shield may include a frame for supporting the eye shield upon a user and a hinge arranged upon a forehead portion of the frame. A flexible lens may be mounted to the hinge and arranged to move from a flat position by pivoting about the hinge to conform to a shape of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Patent number: 8683613
    Abstract: An eye patch is presented that is usable with eyeglass frames comprising a lens and side arm. The eye patch comprises a conoidal member to be positioned over a front of the lens such that a frontal and a peripheral vision of an eye is substantially blocked and a flap having a releasable securing device, wherein the flap is to be positioned over a back of the lens such that the releasable securing device secures the eye patch to the eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Care and Cure Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Johan T. W. Van Dalen, Dan D. Carda
  • Patent number: 8458813
    Abstract: An eye shield is provided that may allow for compact storage and ease of assembly and use. The eye shield may include a frame for supporting the eye shield upon a user and a pair of hinges that are arranged upon the frame between a pair of temple portions and an intermediate segment of a forehead portion of the frame. A lens may be mounted to the pair of hinges for pivotal movement from a flat position to a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Patent number: 8436274
    Abstract: A hand-held shield for welding. The shield includes a rigid metal frame for receiving a user's gloved hand. A substantially rectangular plate is detachably engaged over the rigid metal frame forming a shield to cover and protect the user's gloved hands from slags, molten flames and the like that are typically encountered during welding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Dawson
  • Publication number: 20120222185
    Abstract: A protective face mask comprising: an eye-protecting shield made essentially from a flexible plastic material and an adjustable metal nose bridge. The eye-protecting shield being dimensioned to cover at least the eye portions of a human wearer, the eye-protecting shield having a perimeter defining a surface facing the wearer's face; providing a substantially watertight and releasable sealing engagement between at least a portion of the perimeter forming an upper edge of the face mask and at least a portion of the skin of the wearer's face, a portion of the lower part of the perimeter of the mask is free from the wearer's skin, and wherein the mask extends along the contour of the wearer's face from the forehead to cheekbones and the lower perimeter thereof extends to the bridge of the nose, provides a comfortable and flexible mask without the need for adhesive, straps, or side bars, avoids pressure on the skin in the contact zone, allows free eye movement and airflow and minimizes the formation of dew.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Laura Margaret Erikson
  • Patent number: 8214921
    Abstract: A flip-to-wear eye shield is provided that is designed for compact storage and ease of use. The eye shield may be dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration and may include a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges. The one or more hinges may be configured to allow the protective lens to pivot with respect to the frame from a first substantially flat position to a second position assembled and ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Patent number: 7921468
    Abstract: Protective eyeglasses provide hearing protection from elevated noise levels. The protective eyeglasses have safety lenses for protection of each of the eyes. Support members extend from the lenses of the eyeglasses to the ears, and have earplugs or protectors thereon which are inserted into the ears. The side support members are spring biased towards each other so that the side members provide pressure to hold the plugs in the ears of the wearer. Ear plugs are mounted so as to swivel relative to the side support members. The side support members are telescoping and are adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Conrad Sutton
  • Publication number: 20100281605
    Abstract: Ear muffs including a pair of arm members, each arm member provided with a noise suppression portion mounted rotatably thereto adjacent a first end of each arm member and having a first portion of an attachment system located at a second opposite end of each arm member, the first portion of the attachment system attachable to a second portion of the attachment system provided on a carrier portion adapted to be supported on a wearer's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jorge Miguel PEREIRA
  • Publication number: 20090222965
    Abstract: Safety glasses for clean room, comprising two lateral fastening buckles enabling securing for the user of said glasses by manipulating only said fastening buckles and without having to manipulate the rest of said glasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Frederic Behar
  • Patent number: 7496968
    Abstract: An absorbent eyelid protector device having a substantially absorbent interior portion, adapted to fit over a closed eyelid of the wearer. The interior portion may be soaked in a liquid to help cool the eye of a wearer. A substantially water-impervious exterior portion can be provided, and may be used for advertising by placing names, logos, or the like thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: Cindy Head
  • Patent number: 7305718
    Abstract: A firearm safety retaining glove or wristband includes an adjustable wristband or wristband portion releasably securable about a users wrist, a safety retaining strap attached at one end to the wristband or wristband portion, and extendable forwardly to and between a user's fingers and the trigger guard of a firearm held by the user, thence to the opposite side of the wristband or wristband portion, where it is releasably securable to the wristband, preferably by passing through a D-ring attached to the wristband, folded back on itself, and releasably secured to itself with a hook-and-loop closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Ralph Avallone
  • Patent number: 7266787
    Abstract: A method (300) for optimising transistor performance in semiconductor integrated circuits built from standard cells (12), or custom transistor level layout, is disclosed. An active area of NMOS diffusion is extended with a joining area (102) between two adjacent cells (112) having the same net on diffusion at the adjacent edges of each cell. The diffusion area is extended to limit the occurrence of active and nonactive interface to minimise lattice strain effects and improve transistor performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Icera, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter William Hughes, Shannon Vance Morton, Trevor Kenneth Monk
  • Patent number: 7029136
    Abstract: A light shield for eye protection in the welding process comprises a holding unit, a base plate, a filter plate and a universal joint. The filter plate, in conjunction with the base plate, is mounted on a universal joint by which the tilt angle thereof with respect to the holding unit can be free adjusted. Since the filter plate is applied closely to the welding target, the area thereof is small, significantly reducing the weight of the light shield. The base plate further includes a lamp for illuminating the welding target, so that welding can be conveniently done in dark places. The holding unit is for retaining a hand of a user, leaving the fingers of the hand for handling other parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Ming Kun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7000251
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a wall defining an opening. A first bracket is connected to the wall and defines a first channel. A second bracket is located across the wall opening from the first bracket and defines a second channel. A hinge connects the second bracket to the wall such that the second bracket can pivot from a first position in which the second channel is open toward the wall opening to a second position in which the second channel is open toward the first channel. The brackets are configured to retain the lens in an installed position in which the lens extends across the wall opening, the first bracket captures a first end of the lens, the second bracket is in its second position, and the second channel captures a second end of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Roger L. DeYoung
  • Patent number: 6564366
    Abstract: A channel routing method (200) comprises computing channel parameters (210), classifying a channel complexity and estimating a channel height (220), optionally, determining a trunk placement direction (225), assigning tracks and layers (230), determining a quality function QF (240), and optimizing (250). The channel complexity is classified using predetermined weighting parameters (a1 to a4). This classification selects a significance vector n. In the assigning step (230), the vector n is combined with the channel parameters to a criterion. The criterion is used the select the most suitable assignment. In repetitions of assigning, determining QF and optimizing steps, the significance vector n and, optionally, QF are modified. The repetition are stopped upon compliance of a breaking condition which can refer to QF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Marchenko, Andrey P. Plis, Mikhail A. Sotnikov, Patrick McGuinness
  • Publication number: 20020029399
    Abstract: A curved optical eye shield removably attached to a single set of arms that connect to an elastomerically operated tensioning system that is an integral part of ahead mount system. The eye shield rotates from a normal viewing position to an out of viewing position above the forehead. The rotation of the eye shield is initiated manually, but, the elastomerically operated tensioning system contemplates the rotation unassisted after the eye shield passes midway in its travel. The elastomerically operated tensioning system uses an H shaped tensor to apply clockwise tension to keep the eye shield held firmly in the viewing position, and when the eye shield is manually lifted toward the out of viewing position above the forehead, tension is applied to the reverse or counter clockwise direction to keep the eye shield held firmly in the out of view position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: Joe D. Hill
  • Patent number: 6317886
    Abstract: A mask for covering a person's face while welding. The mask includes a body adapted for covering the person's face, the body having a window with a translucent lens positioned over the window. The lens include at least one translucent slat, each slat having a first end and a second end. The first end of each slat being pivotally supported against the body of the mask and movable from a first position where each slat covers a projected area over the body to a second position where each slat covers a reduced projected area over the body, so that part of the face is exposed when the slats are in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Esteban Madurkay
  • Patent number: 6293280
    Abstract: A kissing shield comprised of a thin, flexible membrane and a frame or holder. The membrane is closed on three sides, a fourth side remaining open so that the membrane can be stretched over the frame or holder. The frame or holder consists of a supporting member and an elongated handle. The supporting member adapts over the bottom part of the user's face and has sufficient dimension to cover the lips and most of the cheeks and extends from under the nose to the bottom of the chin. The elongated handle extends laterally from the supporting member and is sized to be held in the hand of the user such that the hand is spaced apart from the supporting member and membrane. In use, the membrane is placed over the frame or holder. Using the handle portion of the frame or holder, the user places the kissing shield under his nose, so that it covers his lips, cheeks and chin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Deloris Gray Wood
  • Patent number: 5926855
    Abstract: An adjustable elastic protective eyewear strap for swimwear goggles and the like includes an elongated elastic cord having an elastic core encased in a stretchable cover. The goggle strap uses a releasable lock providing quick and convenient length adjustment for the goggle strap. The goggle strap is used in conjunction with a pair of goggles to provide a dependable and durable method for securing the goggles to the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Ralph Brodbeck
  • Patent number: 5732410
    Abstract: A face shield apparatus to prevent bodily fluids and foreign materials from splashing into the user's face in medical situations. In non-medical use, this invention relates generally to preventing non-impact exposure from liquid splash, dirt and dust. The apparatus includes a transparent face portion providing a flat viewing area in front of the user's eyes, a forehead barrier portion to protect the user against splash to the eyes from above, a head strap portion to fit around the user's head to hold the face shield in place, and a drape portion to protect against splash coming up under the shield. This drape portion features a fluid-impermeable fabric below the plastic to cover the user's chin and upper neck. Light pressure to the bottom of the fluid barrier fabric closes the fabric under the user's chin with fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Roger Machson
  • Patent number: 5727251
    Abstract: A headband magnifier comprises a one-piece polypropylene headband having a front portion, a back portion and two opposed sides where the back portion is disengageable so that the headband is movable between an at rest position and a compression position for the headband to provide a compressive force. This headband compressive force provides a comfortable tension for all head sizes. The headband magnifier further provides a flexible holding member having a continuous groove that facilitates interchangeability of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: MFD Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Frances Sherlock, Marnie C. Averitt
  • Patent number: 5673431
    Abstract: A face mask safety shield structure having a shield support formed of a fire-retardant material with an adjustable head band for adjusting the structure to fit various sizes of user heads. A visor is attached to opposite sides of the shield and enables a user to raise the visor from a frontal horizontal position with respect to the shield support. The structure has a full length lens assembly of a length to fully cover the user's eyes and face and is removably secured to the visor to extend vertically downward from the visor when the visor is in the horizontal position to cover a user's eyes and face. The assembly has a tinted section positioned above a clear section with the tinted section formed to have a length less than the length of the clear section for shielding the eyes of the user. With the visor in the frontal horizontal position the user may look through both the clear and tinted sections and move the visor upward in an arc to swing the lens assembly away from the user's eyes and face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Dwight A. Marshall
    Inventor: Joe Allen Batty
  • Patent number: 5647061
    Abstract: A flexible, perspiration-absorbing headband includes a downwardly extending flexible strip having a first end fixed to the headband and a second end end releasably attachable to the headband. The second end of the strip may be looped around a nose bridge of a pair of eyeglasses and attached to the headband to secure the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: John J. Marcus
  • Patent number: 5634210
    Abstract: A face shield is flexible and includes two side wings that are connected to a main body by living hinges and a face-engaging element that spaces the body away from the face of a wearer. A flexible band attaches the shield to the wearer. The face shield body is opaque to the sun and one form of the shield includes cutouts which are covered with sunglasses-type material. The body is preferably cardboard or other such material so the shield can be folded and bent for storage or to customize it for the particular wearer. The shield can be discarded after use if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas W. King, Annette King
  • Patent number: 5608917
    Abstract: An ergonomic head band which may be comfortably worn for extended periods of time. The head band includes a strap having first and second upwardly curved side arcuate segments, a front arcuate region, and tails which couple together at the back of a wearer's head. Platform regions are provided between the front arcuate region and side arcuate segments. The side arcuate segments comfortably accommodate the ears of a wearer while the head band is worn, while the front arcuate region is positioned adjacent the wearer's head. The platform regions allow face shields or other apparatus to be coupled to the head band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: OP-D-OP, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Landis, Kyle D. Fields, James P. Dudley, Scott M. Perry
  • Patent number: 5548841
    Abstract: A headband magnifier comprises a one-piece polypropylene headband having a front portion, a back portion and two opposed sides where the back portion is disengageable so that the headband is movable between an at rest position and a compression position for the headband to provide a compressive force. This headband compressive force provides a comfortable tension for all head sizes. The headband magnifier further provides a flexible holding member having a continuous groove that facilitates interchangeability of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: MFD Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary F. Sherlock, Marnie C. Averitt, Thomas W. Dowling
  • Patent number: 5440760
    Abstract: The disposable face shield (10) protects the wearer against airborne particles and droplets possibly containing pathogens. The disposable face shield (10) includes a transparent plastic shield (12) and a cord (50) attached to the transparent plastic shield (12) for securing the shield about the wearer's face. A crescent-shaped foam member (20) is affixed to the transparent plastic shield (12) at an upper-central spot. The foam member further defines at least one gap between the foam member and the transparent plastic shield to provide ventilation. When not in use, the disposable face shield has a generally flat profile for ease of storage and packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Tecnol Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Monte Highsmith
  • Patent number: 5335371
    Abstract: An infielder's mask is arranged to include use by players to include parallel bar structure directed across the mouth and nasal portions of an individual, with a bottom bar with a lowermost end of a U-shaped lower frame arranged to position about an individual's chin to position the mask in use in cooperation with strap structure,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Inventor: Gerald W. Spessard
  • Patent number: 5252069
    Abstract: An Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Training Device for use during aircraft pilot training in conjunction with a headset having a pair of earphones supported by earphone stirrups. In its most preferred embodiment, the training device includes, at least, a mask member for partially occluding a pilot's vision, two arm members extending rearwardly from connections with opposing sides of the mask member, and headset connecting clamps for pivotally connecting the arm members to the headset stirrups, wherein the training device is supported by the headset and movable to a location up and away from a pilot's primary field of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Richard A. Lamb
    Inventors: Richard A. Lamb, Jack J. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 5014353
    Abstract: A face protecting device comprising a generally concave shield having an inwardly projecting peripheral border portion and provided with an observation opening therein, said shield being further provided with two spaced angularly disposed hand grips in the lower portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Sellstrom Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Tobias Brown, Burton L. Siegal
  • Patent number: 4993617
    Abstract: A welding apparatus that includes a welding rod pliers connected to a portable head shield by an elongated flexible articulated tube. The person can hold the pliers in one hand, with the flexible tube acting to position the shield in a proper location for viewing the weld connection. This feature leaves the person's other hand free to manipulate a clamp or other tool for holding the work pieces in place during the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Liso, Su-Land
    Inventor: Chin-Pou Yang
  • Patent number: 4967775
    Abstract: A transparent safety guard for use by manicurists. The safety guard includes an elongate concave flaring transparent shield securable to the wrist or ankle of a customer so that fingernail and toenail clippings which would otherwise propel towards the eyes of the manicurist or customer are prevented from doing so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventor: Carol M. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4928677
    Abstract: A hygiene splint for supporting the wrist and forearm and holding the fingers in an extended position, including a hand grip extending transversely-across the palm, a hand and wrist support adapted to contact the ulnar and ventral side of the hand, a forearm support having a generally triangular configuration for contact with the underside of the forearm. A soft moisture absorbent strap encloses the hand grip and is wrapped several times around the hand and forearm prior to securement. Foam slip-on tubes of increasing diameter can be slipped over the hand grip to gradually open contracted fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: LMB Hand Rehab Products
    Inventor: Lois M. Barber
  • Patent number: 4884296
    Abstract: A protective face shield has a shield member of transparent flexible material in the upper corners of which pairs of slits are formed. A headband is threaded through the slits in a manner such that once the headband is donned the shield member may be pulled away from the wearer's face to provide good air circulation. A lower portion of the face shield is contoured inwardly to protect the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Delta Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank H. Nix, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4852189
    Abstract: The present invention is directed particularly to a headband structure which includes a moisture absorptive member for encircling a human head in embracement with the brow thereof, the head encircling member taking various forms exemplified by a bandanna or an expansible or stretchable element constructed of terrycloth or cheesecloth having elastic means associated therewith. Further comprising the headband structrure of this invention is a preformed thermoplastic film-like eyeglass or vision member which is readily invertible by the wearer from an active line of sight position to an inactive out of line of sight position, or conversely, through the use of means effecting cooperative releasable engagement between the head encircling member and the eyeglass or vision member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: Charles M. Duggan
  • Patent number: 4849863
    Abstract: A belt for joggers, cyclists and other recreationists, having a forwardly shining light to reveal hazards along the path, along with an insulating, sweat producing liner on the body side of the belt, for maximum sweat production for local loss of fatty tissue. The belt also may be worn, at the option of the wearer, in a folded condition without contact of the body with the insulating material, then no longer serving as a sweat generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Rodney T. Gallegos
  • Patent number: 4475249
    Abstract: A section of flexible magnetic sheet material is bonded to the inner surface of a welder's face mask in that area below and on either side of an eye protective lens covered opening of a welder's face mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Golay
  • Patent number: 4428079
    Abstract: A face and neck protective shield for protection against waving lotion, neutralizer or any other treatment used on the head with the shield generally put on the user's head after the hair is rolled for a permanent prior to application of waving lotion. The shield can be removed during hair rinse and then put back on during application of neutralizer. The shield is cut as one piece of transparent plastic with an enlarged central portion designed to shield substantially the users entire face from the forehead hair line down and two side extensions that wrap around the neck sides and back with overlap at the neck back. Two tie strips are provided on the shield with one strip being held in a folded over strip at the top of the shield extended through the central portion and into the side extensions of the shield to be twist tied at the back of a user's neck each time it is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Inventor: Glenda D. McKee
  • Patent number: 4214317
    Abstract: An article of apparel for shielding portions of the body from flying debris such as saw splinters, drill chips, dust, grit, and other particulate matter resulting from overhead work with a hand-held tool, includes a sleeve with an arm-fitting cuff for containing one hand of a user, a porous sleeve-section connecting with the cuff, a transparent sleeve section connected above the porous sleeve section and a loop with a downward angled handle for grasping by the other hand of a user and supporting the upper end of the sleeve against an overhead; pumping action of sawing or the like is prevented by breathing action of the porous sleeve section from blowing debris out of the sleeve, and the transparent sleeve section affords good visibility combined with shielding for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Inventor: Thomas E. Kelly, Sr.