TODAY’S PATENT – EAR COVER
The EAR COVER was invented by Dephillia M. Joseph (Houston, TX) on the 14th of July 1998 , bearing patent number US5778455A.
The present invention relates generally to head coverings and, in particular, to ear protectors and muffs. Major objective of the present invention to provide a cover for the external ear of a wearer which can absorb liquid chemical compositions like hair setting solutions, relaxants and dyes to prevent such from contacting the ear. Similarly, the cover will prevent incidental contact between heat sources, like curling irons and blow dryers, and the ear.
Ear cover in accordance with this invention achieves the intended objects by featuring a first flexible sheet having an absorbent layer and an impermeable layer coextensive therewith. A second flexible sheet is secured to the first flexible sheet adjacent the impermeable layer. An elastic band is secured between the first and second sheets for gathering the peripheries thereof around the ear of a wearer. An optional, third flexible sheet, formed of an absorbent material, may be secured to the first sheet adjacent its absorbent layer to enhance the ability of the cover to absorb liquids.