Today’s Patent – COLD WEATHER FACE MASK
Cold weather is often referred to as sweater weather in order to decrease the possibility of falling ill or catching any flu-like symptoms. As our face is the most exposed part to this weather, the “Cold weather face mask” (US4300240) was granted its patent by the USPTO on 17th November 1981, invented by Joseph H. Edwards.
The present invention is particularly suitable for skiers as it facial protective wear which provides insulation and protection against the cold weather and wind in coordination with other apparel worn by the user.
There were several other inventions patented in the past for example a muffler by Murray or an ear and neck mechanism for protection. Although they were invented for the same purpose, they use and adaptable to the inherent biological considerations. Further, several knitted masks that were available in the market were inadequate to protect the wearer from the wind which could penetrate through the material.
This present improved mask is formed of a rubber cloth-like material which provides full protection from the wind and other elements as well. It also allows the mask member to communicate with his mouth, breath, and secure the face of the user.