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Dec. 17, 1946.
w, E_ MORGAN
v2,412,741
HEAD BAND TERMINAL
Filed June 12, 1942
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Patented Dec. 17, 1946
2,412,741
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,412,741
HEADBAND TERMINAL
William E. Morgan, San Francisco, Calif.
Application June 12, v1942, Serial No..446,845
3 Claims. ‘ (Cl. 179-456)
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The invention relates to improved terminals for
the headbands of hearing devices and the like,
and the primary object of the invention is to
con?ned pressure of the unequipped free end of
the band or strap as usually used in hearing de
vices and in telephone head sets.
provide terminals which more evenly and com
fortably distribute the pressure of the headband
Although there is shown and described herein
against the head of the wearer, at the end of
a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to
be de?nitely understood that it is not desired
to limit the application of the invention thereto,
except as may be required by the scope of the
the spring band opposite the hearing appliance.
Other important objects and advantages of the
invention will be apparent from a reading of the
following description taken in connection with
the accompanying drawing, wherein for purposes
subjoined claims.
10
of illustration preferred embodiments of the in- V
vention are shown.
In the drawing:
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Having described the inve tion, what is claimed
as new is:
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1. In a headband for a hearing aid or the like,
a widened pressure terminal on one end of the
band for uniformly distributing the pressure of
Figure 1 is a general perspective view showing
an arrangement in accordance with the inven
said end against the head of the wearer com
tion on the head-of a wearer.
prising a pair of oblong plates extending along
opposite sides of said band and having lower
ends connected together and straddling said end
of the band, said plates having upper ends ex
20 tending in one and the same direction, the upper
taken through Figure 2.
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end of one plate including a reduced portion with
Figure 4 is a plan view of the blank from which
this form of terminal is constructed.
side arms folded around the edges of said band
Referring in detail to the drawing, showing a
to secure the same to the band, the upper end
preferred form of terminal for use on the free
of the other plate having an opening therein
end of hearing devices and headphone sets head 25 through which said band is inserted.
bands or spring straps, it being understood that
2. In a headband for a hearing aid or thelike,
the free ends of said bands and straps are usually
a widened pressure terminal on one end of the
uniform in width with the remainder of the
band for uniformly distributing the pressure of
Figure 2 is an enlarged outside elevational view
of one form of the invention.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view
band or strap, the numeral 5 designates the en
said end against the head of the wearer com
larged cushion terminal in accordance with the 30 prising a pair of oblong plates extending along
present invention. This form comprises a blank
opposite sides of said band and having lower ends
connected together and straddling said end of
of sheet metal or other hard suitable substance
in thin plate form, providing the generally similar
the band, said plates having upper ends extend
oblong sections 6 and 1 connected in end to end
ing in one and the same direction, the upper end
relation and substantially wider than the strap or 35 of one plate including a reduced portion with
band 8. As shown in Figure 4 the lower end por
side arms folded around the edges of said band
tion of the lower section 2' is provided with a
to secure the same to the band, the upper end
rectangular opening 9 of -a width to receive the
of the other plate having an opening therein
strap 8, while the upper end of the upper section 40 through which said band is inserted, and an
6 is provided with a T-shaped extension It and
envelope of cushioned material forming a pocket
sleeved over said plates.
two diagonally arranged ears II, the standard
3. In a head-band for a hearing aid or the like,
portion of the T It being subtended by the fold
lines l2 on which the arms of the cross head of
the T are to be bent inwardly over each other and
a widened pressure terminal on one end of the
band for uniformly distributing the pressure of
around the strap 8, with the strap inserted 45 said end against the head of the wearer com
prising a pair of oblong plates extending along
through the opening 9 as indicated in Figure 3
opposite sides of said band and having lower ends
of the drawing, when the lower section 1 is folded
connected together and straddling said end of
up against the upper section 6. The‘ears H are
the band, said plates having upper ends extend
adapted to be bent over the edge of the upper
end portion of the lower section 1 to hold the sec 50 ing in one and the same direction, the upper end
of one plate including a reduced portion with side
tions together. An envelope l3‘ of cloth or other
arms folded around the edges of said band to se
suitable cushioning material, preferably colored
cure the same to the band, the upper end of the
so as to be undistinguishable in the hair of the
other plate having an opening therein through
wearer is slipped over the completed construction
as indicated in Figures 2' and 3 of the drawing. 55 which said band is inserted, the upper end of the
The wide ?exible bearing provided by the de
scribed construction against the head of the
wearer obviously distributes and equalizes the
pressure of the free end of the band or strap
plate with the reduced portion being provided
with tabs at opposite sides of said portion folded
over the upper end of the other plate to connect
said upper ends together.
8, and relieves the acute and sometimes painfully 60
WILLIAM E. MORGAN,
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