Nov. l2, 1946. 2,410,903 ' M. A. ROGGE HEATED NASAL INHALER Filed ngt. 1, 194s MARIQN -y RQGGE Patented Nov. 122, 1946 , 2,410,903 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE 2,410,903 HEATED NASAL INHALER Marion Ann Rogge, Detroit, Mich. `Application October 1, 1943, Serial No.'504,617 1 claim. (Cl. 12S-399) l This invention relates to a pad of suitable con struction and shape designed to follow the con tour of the'nasal and sinus 'area immediately with the‘nose as at 2| and that above the same there is an outwardly-extending fullness 22 shaped to fit the nose and leave the nasal pas sages exposed so as not to interfere with breath ing. it being understood that the fabric parts or below the,eyes and to be worn on the head, and to provide in connection ’therewith a heating me pieces around the fullness 22 at the opening 2| diurn, have'the structure such as to leave the are stitched or otherwise reinforced. nasal openings exposed, and in addition, to pro Directly below the opening 2i, I provide a vide means on the pad beneath such opening in pocket 23, the same being secured to the pad by the line of insulation to hold a medicament or the like which will be heated simultaneously with 10 stitching as at 24. This pocket is open at the top so that absorbent cotton or other material 25 the area mentioned and inhaled by the patient may be placed therein and saturated with any in the course of normal breathing. suitable medicament which will be inhaled simul The more specific objects and advantages will taneously with the normal breathing. become apparent from a consideration of the de It will be noted, too,- that the heating means i4 scription following taken in connection with ac companying drawing illustrating an operative embodiment. ' extends across the fullness or nose-fitting por tion 22. In use, it will be realized that the pad will sup ply heat only to those portions of the face usually In said drawing: Figure l is a view in perspective showing my improvement in place on the head of a patient; 20 affected by colds, the application being direct and the concentration being of suñicient heat volume Figure 2 is a front elevation of the pad; to the affected parts and such as to function for Figure 3 is a vertical section taken on the line correction and cure. The pocket or pouch 23 will 3-3 of Figure 2; and be automatically heated so as to vaporize the Figure 4 is a horizontal section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2. 25 medicament with which the material 25 is sat urated, to the end that the vapor will be inhaled Referring speciilcally to the drawing wherein by the patient in the course of normal breathing. like reference characters designate like or sim ilar parts, I0 represents a flexible body made up ~ The ease an-d simplicity of application and at tachment of the device permits the patient to lie of any desired number of layers or plies Il, for ‘ instance, of textile fabric, suitably stitched to 80 comfortably in bed, read or sit up and read, or perform any activities not requiring undue gether as at i2. The body or pad i0 may be of any desired shape provided it covers and follows 4 changes of location, thereby encouraging sufri cient> 1ength.of continuous heating to produce a contour of the nasal and sinus arca below the pleasing, comforting and highly satisfactory cor eyes of the patient, as suggested in Figure 1. rective result. Such body I0, on the -inner surface has stitched Various changes may be resorted to provided or otherwise attached thereto a sheet of light they fall within the spirit and scope of the in weight flannel I3, or the equivalent, for direct y application against the skin. vention. _ I claim as my invention: Within the body, I imbed in any suitable man ner, an -electrical resistance or heating coil il, 40 A structure of the class described comprising a psd for application to the head below the eyes, the same being of any desired shape and being the pad consisting of a plurality of layers of flex held in position by stitching I3 passing through ible material and including electrical heating the body on opposite sides oi' the coil or wire i4, means therein, said pad having a longitudinal to hold the latter in place as shown in Figure 2. split above its lower edge disposable directly be Covering strips of insulation or flannel may be neath the nose to enable normal breathing, said used at l. over the coil and be secured in place pad above the split having a fullness whereby it by the stitching Il. Suitable means may be em will llt the nose externally. the electrical heating ployed to secure the pad in place, for instance. means being flexible and extending across the full tape or other flexible element i1, eachgpassing alone Opposite sides o! the head and being tied together at the back thereof, ‘for example. ness to aid in shaping the latter, a nexible cover . 'I'he coil il is heated from any suitable source to the fullness also aiding in shaping the latter. and a pouch on the pad between its lower edge and said split for the retention and confinement of medicaments to be affected by the heat and oi' electricity as through a cord I3 of conven tional form having a plug il adapted for detach able connection to a conventional wall or other socket 20. Particular attention is called to the fact that the pad is longitudinally split below and in line over the heating means interlorly of and fixed inhaled during~ normal breathing. MARION A. ROGGE.