US2717930A - Ear-phone head support - Google Patents

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US2717930A
US2717930A US27322552A US2717930A US 2717930 A US2717930 A US 2717930A US 27322552 A US27322552 A US 27322552A US 2717930 A US2717930 A US 2717930A
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R1/00Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones
    • H04R1/10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
    • H04R1/1008Earpieces of the supra-aural or circum-aural type
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R1/00Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones
    • H04R1/10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
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    • H04R1/1066Constructional aspects of the interconnection between earpiece and earpiece support

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Sept. 13, 1955 A. L. HlNTZ EAR-PHONE HEAD SUPPORT Filed Feb. 25, 1952 United States Patent EAR-PHONE HEAD SUPPORT August L. Hintz, Altadena, Calif.

Application February 25, 1952, Serial No. 273,225

3 Claims. (Cl. 179-156) This invention relates to ear-phone head supports. Among the objects of my invention is to provide a readily removable padding over spring bows which are usually employed for supporting ordinary ear phones in place over the ears of the user. The present invention provides an improved structure which relieves objectionable pressure of the device on the head of the user during long continued use and which is readily removable and can be easily replaced after removal.

In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of an ear phone head set showing my improved padding applied thereto; Fig. 2 is an end elevation of a portion of the structure shown in Fig. 1, when my improved padding is partly' open and the spring bows exposed; Fig. 3 is a section taken approximately on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2, and Fig. 4 is a section showing an alternative construction of my invention.

In the drawing, A-A represent a pair of ear phones which are adjustably supported in the usual manner by the opposite pairs of yoke members 10, shafts 11 and clips 12, the latter being attached to the opposite ends of a pair of spring head bands 13.

In use the ear phones are adapted to be held tightly over the ears of the user by the spring head band members 13 which engage over the top of the head of the user in the usual manner.

Long continued direct contact against the head of a user by the spring head bands such as 13 has been found objectionable and it is the primary object of my improvement to provide improved cushioning means below the head band or bands and against the head of the user. To this end I employ a longitudinal strip of comparatively thick foam rubber B immediately below and throughout the length of the pair of head bands 13-13. This strip of thick foam rubber is encased or jacketed in a longi- 5 tudinal strip of cloth fabric 14, the side edge portions of the latter being folded inwardly and longitudinally and stitched at 15 through the side edge portions of the pad B 2,717,930 Patented Sept. 13, 1955 ice so as to form a pair of longitudinal seams 15-15 (Fig. 1), with a pair of adjacent closing flaps 17-17. In this manner the covering of fabric and the cushioning pad B becomes an integral structure.

The pad of soft material B is clapped by the cover laterally and longitudinally around the pair of head bands 13-13 by the lateral flaps 17-17, the latter having their adjacent edges 18-18 separably closed and secured together longitudinally by the slide fastener C. In this manner the foam rubber cushion B can be easily and quickly adjusted on or removed from the supporting bands. When adjusted it provides a soft cushion which overcomes previous objections resulting from long continued service.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4, the contiguous edges of the flaps 18-18 are secured permanently together by a seam of stitching 19 and the outer edge portions 20-20 of the flaps can be finished ornamentally as shown or with plain tailored edges.

Changes and modifications are contemplated within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the following claims.

I claim:

1. An ear phone head set, comprising a transverse wire head band, a buffer composed of foam rubber engaged lengthwise below and on said head band and having side flaps closed inwardly over said buffer and engaged at their inward edges to hold the buffer on said frame, and slide fastener means between the contiguous meeting surfaces of said flaps by which the flaps are releasably engaged to retain the buffer on said head frame.

2. An ear phone head set support, comprising a transverse ear phone supporting frame, a buffer having inturned side flaps engaged over said frame, and slide fastener means separably engaged longitudinally between the contiguous inturned portions of said flaps by which the butfer is held in place on said supporting frame.

3. An ear phone head set, comprising, a flexible supporting head frame having united resilient supporting longitudinal side arms and ear phones at their opposite ends, a resilient pad engaged between said side arms, a cover folded over said pad and engaged around said side arms, and slide fastening means applied to the contiguous inward folded edges of said cover by which the pad is removably held on said arms.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,329,658 Gernsback Feb. 3, 1920 1,555,928 Morrisey Oct. 6, 1925 1,596,171 Francisco Aug. 17, 1936

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US2883672A (en) * 1957-09-06 1959-04-28 Mine Safety Appliances Co Device for protecting ears from noise
US2924672A (en) * 1958-08-26 1960-02-09 Roanwell Corp Headset
US2954442A (en) * 1956-05-24 1960-09-27 Mickenberg Jesse Slip-on plastic cover for steel head bands
US3119904A (en) * 1960-09-06 1964-01-28 Arthur H Anson Telephone head set cushioning means
US3148376A (en) * 1962-01-05 1964-09-15 Leonard P Frieder Support for head engaging device
US3167619A (en) * 1961-09-22 1965-01-26 Palmaer Tore Georg Headstraps for earphone
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DK152320B (en) * 1971-05-17 1988-02-15 Racal Acoustics Ltd Lightweight headphone arrangement
US5835609A (en) * 1995-06-02 1998-11-10 The Gorgonz Group, Inc. Ear protection device
US6499146B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2002-12-31 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Ear protection device
US6502247B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer having interior seams
US6735784B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2004-05-18 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US20050036643A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Le Gette Brian E. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US20050034217A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Healy Teresa S. Ear warmer having a membrane forming a receptacle
US20080307565A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2008-12-18 Le Gette Brian E Ear Warmer With Fabric Member
US7962970B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2011-06-21 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a curved ear portion
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US1329658A (en) * 1920-02-03 Hugo gernsback
US1555928A (en) * 1923-10-20 1925-10-06 Timothy F Morrissey Cushion for headpieces of radio apparatus
US1596171A (en) * 1925-03-10 1926-08-17 Wallace E Francisco Head guard for ear phones

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US1329658A (en) * 1920-02-03 Hugo gernsback
US1555928A (en) * 1923-10-20 1925-10-06 Timothy F Morrissey Cushion for headpieces of radio apparatus
US1596171A (en) * 1925-03-10 1926-08-17 Wallace E Francisco Head guard for ear phones

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US2954442A (en) * 1956-05-24 1960-09-27 Mickenberg Jesse Slip-on plastic cover for steel head bands
US2883672A (en) * 1957-09-06 1959-04-28 Mine Safety Appliances Co Device for protecting ears from noise
US2924672A (en) * 1958-08-26 1960-02-09 Roanwell Corp Headset
DE1241556B (en) * 1958-10-30 1967-06-01 Mine Safety Appliances Co Laermschutzvorrichtung
US3119904A (en) * 1960-09-06 1964-01-28 Arthur H Anson Telephone head set cushioning means
US3167619A (en) * 1961-09-22 1965-01-26 Palmaer Tore Georg Headstraps for earphone
US3148376A (en) * 1962-01-05 1964-09-15 Leonard P Frieder Support for head engaging device
DK152320B (en) * 1971-05-17 1988-02-15 Racal Acoustics Ltd Lightweight headphone arrangement
US5835609A (en) * 1995-06-02 1998-11-10 The Gorgonz Group, Inc. Ear protection device
US6502247B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer having interior seams
US7614091B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2009-11-10 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6502248B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US20030097706A1 (en) * 2000-04-05 2003-05-29 Legette Brian Edward Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6920645B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2005-07-26 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US8438666B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2013-05-14 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with adjustability
US7617543B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2009-11-17 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
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US9241517B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2016-01-26 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US6499146B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2002-12-31 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Ear protection device
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US6978483B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2005-12-27 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
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US7962970B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2011-06-21 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a curved ear portion
US7650649B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2010-01-26 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having an external frame
US20050034217A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Healy Teresa S. Ear warmer having a membrane forming a receptacle
US9259355B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2016-02-16 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with fabric member
US8325961B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2012-12-04 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US7212645B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2007-05-01 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US20050036643A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Le Gette Brian E. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US20080307565A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2008-12-18 Le Gette Brian E Ear Warmer With Fabric Member
US7222373B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2007-05-29 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a membrane forming a receptacle
US8861768B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2014-10-14 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
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US8443466B2 (en) 2007-01-22 2013-05-21 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US9414965B2 (en) 2010-12-14 2016-08-16 Msa Sordin Ab Height adjustment arrangement for an ear cup in a hearing protector unit
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