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Dec. 18, 1962 c, L, BOWMAN 3,068,863 PROTECTIVE DEVICES Filed Nov. 19, 1959 Fig.6 INVENTOR Fig 5 Charles L. Bowman. ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,068,863 Patented Dec. 18, 1962 2 1 has a layer 12 of pressure sensitive adhesive or glue which 3,068,863 PROTECTIVE DEVICES Charles L. Bowman, 4520 Cherokee Trail, Dallas, Tex. Filed Nov. 19, 1959, Ser. No. 854,081 2 Claims. (Cl. 128—132) This invention relates to protective devices and more particularly to a patch attachable to the face and eyelid of the wearer to protect the eye. An object of this invention is to provide a new and im proved protective device for the human eye. Another object is to provide an eye patch which pre vents the access of light to the eye of the wearer. will adhere to the human skin. The protective patch 11 is irregularly ‘shaped having an upper peripheral convex edge 15 which is substantially an arc of a circle. An outer peripheral edge 16 is also convex in con?guration describing an arc of larger radius than the radius of the are describing the upper edge. The bottom peripheral convex edge 17 describes an arc of smaller radius than the radii of the arcs described by the upper, and outer 10 edges and extends from the outer edge to the concave inner peripheral edge 18 which extends to the inner end of the upper edge 15 to form a nose tab 20. The patch 11 having this particular con?guration is adapted to engage the face of the wearer in a continuous Still another object is to provide an eye patch detach ably securable to the eyelid and surrounding portions of 15 smooth manner all around the eye with the nose tab bending angularly outwardly at the point of its engage the face of the wearer to keep the eyelid in closed posi ment with the vside of the bridge of the nose of the wearer. tion and prevent access of light to the eye. An eyelash strip 22 is secured to the patch 11, due to A further object is to provide an eye patch having a its contact with the adhesive layer 12, and is so posi con?guration conforming to the contours of the human face about the eye and having an adhesive substance along 20 tioned that when the piece 11 is secured to the face of the wearer, the eyelash strip 22 covers the eyelashes of the at least its peripheral edges whereby the peripheral edge wearer whereby the eyelashes are protected from con portions of the eye patch are continuously attachable to tact with the adhesive layer. It will be apparent that the the face to prevent passage of light to the eye. eyelash strip 22 extends between the convex and concave A still further object is to provide an eye patch con forming to the con?guration of the face of the wearer 25 side edges 16 and 18 of the piece -11 and is disposed be tween the upper and lower edges 15 and 17, respectively. about the eye and having a pressure sensitive adhesive The eye patch 11 may be provided with protective layer for vattaching the eye patch to the eye and prevent strips 25 and 26. The protective strip 26 has an out ing access of light thereto. wardly turned tab portion ‘27 which is overlain by the Another object is to provide an eye patch having an upper convex peripheral edge, a convex peripheral outer 30 inner edge or tab portion 28 of the protective strip 26 when the strips are in their closed relationship as illus edge extending from one end of the ‘upper peripheral edge trated in FIGURES 3 and 4 whereby eye patches may of the eye patch and to a bottom convex peripheral edge be easily stored in plastic envelopes, receptacles or- the and a concave peripheral inner edge extending from the like for storage and sale. other end of the upper convex peripheral edge and merg The eye patch 11a shown in FIGURE 6 is exactly ing with the convex bottom edge to form a nose tab 35 similar to the eye patch 11 except that in order to pro securable to the side of the bridge of the nose adjacent . tect the eyelashes, the adhesive layer 12a is provided, the eye whereby the eye patch is securable to the face of instead of with the eyelash strip 22, with a slot or open the wearer in a continuous manner about its peripheral ing 40 ‘therein so that the eyelashes of the person wear edge portions to prevent access of light to the eye. Another object is to provide an eye patch having an 40 ing the eye patch 11a will be in alignment with the slot adhesive layer on one side thereof and having a protective _. » 40 and will contact the inner surface of the eye patch 11a instead of the adhesive layer. The eye patch 11a strip preventing contact of the eyelashes of the wearer of course is the mirror image of th eye piece 10 so that with the adhesive substance. it is usable with the right eye whereas the eye patch 10 A still further object is to provide an eye patch having an adhesive layer for securing peripheral edge portions 45 is usable on the left eye. It will of course be apparent that either the left eye or right eye patch may be pro of the patch to the face of the wearer adjacent the eye, a vided alternatively either with the eyelash strip 22 or portion of the eye patch being free of said adhesive sub with the slot 49 in the adhesive layer of the eye patch. stance whereby the eyelashes of the wearer will not .con tact the adhesive substance. , It will now be seen that the eye patch assembly 10 Additional objects and advantages of the invention will 50 may be prepared for use by grasping the two tab portions 27 and 28 of the protective strips 25 and 26 and pulling be ‘readily apparent from the reading of the following them in opposite directions to expose the eyelash protector description of a device constructed in ‘accordance with strip 22 and the adhesive layer 12 of the eye patch 11. the invention, and reference to the accompanying draw ings thereof, wherein: The eye patch is then placed over the eye in the manner FIGURE 1 is a front view of a person wearing the eye 55 illustrated in FIGURE 1 wherein the upper edge portions patch embodying the invention; thereof overlie the eyelid of the wearer and the portions of the face of the wearer immediately below the eye brow. The nose tab 20 is then bent outwardly to con sembly showing protective cover strips of the eye patch in partly open position; tact the side of the bridge of the nose of the wearer FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the eye patch assembly 60 while the side and bottom edge portions contact the face of the wearer on opposite sides of and below the eye. embodying the invention; Since the adhesive layer extends continuously about the FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-~4 of FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of an eye patch as FIGURE 3; FIGURE 5 is a top plan view of an eye patch adapted eyelash protective strip 22, peripheral edge portions of the adhesive layer 12 continuously contact the face of the to be secured to the face to protect the left eye of a 65 wearer about the eye while the portions thereof imme wearer; and, FIGURE 6 is a view similar to FIGURE 5 showing a modi?ed form of the eye patch for protecting the right diately above the eyelash strip 22 contact the upper por tion of the eyelid of the wearer. In this manner, the eyelid is kept in closed position and the adhesive layer prevents access of light .to the eye along all peripheral Referring now to the drawings, the eye patch 10 as 70 edges of the patch 11 which may be substantially opaque, if desired. As a result, no light can reach the eye. The sembly includes a protective patch 11, which may be of a eye of the wearer. fabric or plastic ?esh colored substance, whose inner side eyelash strip 22 overlies the eyelashes and prevents the 8,068,863 3 4 eyelashes from coming into contact with the adhesive strip whereby when the piece 11 is removed from the eye, It will now be seen that the eye patch is of such con ?guration that it will contact the face of the wearer in a continuous manner about the eye. It will further be seen "that instead of two pro there is no pain or loss of eyelashes. It will’ now be seen that the eye patch is made of a somewhat opaquesubstance, such as a fabric or a plastic substance which may be suitably colored, hav ing one side provided with a layer of adhesive whereby the patch may be secured to the face of the wearer with peripheral continuous . edge portions of the adhesive layerbeingin contact with the face of the wearer where by no gaps or openings will exist between the face of the wearer and the patch through which alight might reach the eye. . tective strips 25 and 26 provided with the tab portions 27 and 28, a single protective layer might be employed to. protect the adhesive layer and the eyelash strip prior to the use of the eye patch. . - The foregoing’ description of the invention is explana tory only, and changes in the details of the construc tion illustrated may be made by those skilled in the art, within the scope of the appended claims, without depart ing from the spirit of the invention. What is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters It will further be seen that the adhesive layer over V a ' lies the eyelid and holds it in closed position even 15 Patent is: l. A protective device including: a protective patch though, due to irritation or nervousness, the eyelid would having a convex upper edge, a convex outer edge ex otherwise tend'to move to open position and permit light to enter the eye. It will thus be seen that the eye patch tending upper edge, downwardly a lower and convex inwardly edge of from shorter one radius end of than‘f said; not only itself prevents access of light to the eye but also. holds the eyelid in closed position whereby the 20 said upper edge and said outer edge, and an inner concave edge extending from the lower edge to the eyelid also combines with the eye patch to doubly in other end of said upper edge to forma tab portion; an sure the prevention of access of light to the eye. The adhesive layer on one side of said patch; and a protec access'of light. in certain cases of injury or disease of tive strip. disposed on said adhesive layer intermediate the eye may prove very harmful thereto and for this reason the eye patch must prevent any access. of light 25 the edges of the patch thereto. In addition, the holding of the eyelid in closed position by the eye patch results in greater comfort of 2. A protective device including: a protective patch having a convex upper‘ edge,la.convex outer edge ex tending downwardly and inwardly from one end of said tinuous strain of consciously holding the eyelid in the vupper edge, a lower convex edge of shorterradius than 30 said. upper edge and. said outer edge, and an inner 'closed position. It will further be seen that the eye patch is light in concave edge extending from thelower edge of the other the wearer since he does not have to be under the con weight and conforms to. the contours or con?guration of the face of the wearer whereby it is ‘comfortable to wear. end of said upper edge to form a tab portion; and an adhesivelayer on one side of said edge, said adhesive It will beapparent thatif desired the eyelash strip 22 layer having a slot intermediate the edge. of the patch may be omitted if a resultant discomfort to the wearer 35 whereby the adhesive layer will not contact the eyelashes dueto the adhesion of the eyelashes to the adhesive layer 12 is of no importance. It will also be apparent that if desired, the eyelash strip 22 may be omitted if the adhesive layer is provided with a slot of corresponding size and location whereby 40 the eyelashes would contact the eye patch but not’ the ad hesive layer since such slot in the adhesive layer would be positioned in alignment with the eyelashes of the wearer. of the wearer. ' ' References Cited in the ?le of this patent UNITED'STATES PATENTS 1,642,661 Robinson ____________ __ Sept. I3, 1927 2,572,638 LOOS __________ .... ____ __ Oct. 23, 1951 ' 2,734,503 Doyle _______________ __ Feb; 14, 1956 2,807,262 Lew ________________ __ Sept; 23, 1957 .