ApplicationNo. 075831 filed on 05/12/1998
US Classes:128/857, Head or face protector (e.g., lips, ears, etc.)2/9, Face128/206.12, Face mask covering a breathing passage128/206.13Mask attached to ear
ExaminersPrimary: Brown, Michael A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61F 011/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1997-07-31 JP
AbstractA mask is formed of a rectangular mask main body made of a ventilating material and a longitudinal elastic member stored in and attached to the mask main body. The mask main body is formed of a rectangular rear side member facing at least a nose and a mouth of a wearer, and a rectangular front side member disposed over the rear side member. The mask main body has folded portions folded in a direction parallel to long sides of the mask main body. End portions of the folded portions are located on short sides and bound thereat. The longitudinal elastic member extends along the long sides of the mask main body and has end portions arranged not to contact the short sides of the mask main body. Since the end portions of the elastic member do not contact the user in use, the mask can be worn comfortably.
Field of SearchBODY PROTECTING OR RESTRAINING DEVICES FOR PATIENTS OR INFANTS (E.G., SHIELDS, IMMOBILIZERS)
Head or face protector (e.g., lips, ears, etc.)
Eye or nose protectors
Oral cavity protectors
Face mask covering a breathing passage
Mask attached to ear
Mask adhesively attached to face