Face mask with simulated nose hairs

Uday Singh of Bloomfield, NJ was recently granted Patent No. 11413194 for a face mask with simulated nose hairs.

The idea is that having openings protected by "filter material" (aka fake nose hairs) will solve the problem of mask fogging.

Singh refers to his invention as "an aesthetically pleasing covering for protecting otherwise exposed nasal and/or other facial surfaces." Based on the picture below, 'aesthetically pleasing' isn't the first term that comes to mind.

via Jeff Steck
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 06, 2022
     Category: Costumes and Masks | Patents

As I get older and find hairs growing out of places they didn't grow from before, the trimming never stops. To use a mask with extra hairs seems like a bit of overkill in the grand scheme of things.
Posted by KDP on 09/06/22 at 09:52 AM
During the last plague in 2020, I, like everybody, used a mask. With my glasses, this created fog whenever the temperature was slightly cold. Due to the protective nature of the mask, it cannot be befitted with nose hair. Now, I am not saying that a mask with hair all over the upper area would be pleasant, but it certainly would solve the problem of mask fogging and sexual harassment at the same time.
Posted by Yudith on 09/09/22 at 06:21 AM
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