Head Coverings Patents (Class 2/171)
  • Patent number: 10362418
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for arranging a bone conducting hearing device to a skin surface over the skull of a user is disclosed. The mounting assembly comprises an attachment element configured to be attached to a corresponding vibrator attachment element of a vibrator assembly, the attachment element and the vibrator attachment element being adapted to operationally couple with each other; a plate member configured to be arranged over the skin surface; one or more removably arranged mounting structures arranged outside the skull for attaching the mounting assembly to the skin surface over the skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oticon Medical A/S
    Inventors: Bengt Bern, Hanna Simonsson, Martin Johansson, Troels Böwadt Arnved, Martin Thomsen, Rasmus Funk, Mads Madsen, Line Topholm Janum
  • Patent number: 10302111
    Abstract: An expandable joint for use in, for example, a headband, includes elastic material, a low-friction sleeve, and a tube. The low-friction sleeve covers at least two opposing sides of a portion of the length of elastic material. The length of elastic material is affixed to the low-friction sleeve at a first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The length of elastic material extends beyond a second end of the low-friction sleeve opposite the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The tube substantially encloses the low-friction sleeve. The low-friction sleeve is affixed to the tube at the first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve, and the length of elastic material extends beyond a first end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Lightbulb, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Webster, Rich Crim, Matt Lindley, Don Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10226091
    Abstract: A fold-over security pocket is provided herein. The fold-over security pocket includes a panel having a first portion including an inner-facing surface that is overlaid with fasteners, a second portion including an inner-facing surface that is overlaid with complementary fasteners, and a hinge portion separating the first portion from the second portion. At least one of the inner-facing surfaces has a slit opening which extends into an interior space, so that an item may be inserted into the slit opening and stowed in the space. The hinge portion is flexible and enables the first portion to be folded over onto the second portion so that the inner-facing surfaces meet, and the fasteners mate with the complementary fasteners, thereby securing the pocket in a closed configuration as well as any item inserted into the space via the slit opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Cowan, Luke Hammer
  • Patent number: 10177508
    Abstract: A wire management device for storing an earphone wire having a signal terminal and a pair of speakers includes an elongated frame having first and second ends, the frame having a first channel to hold a first wrapped part of the wire, first and second beaks respectively arranged at the first and second ends of the frame to stay the terminal of the wire, and first and second wings respectively branching from neighboring positions of the first and second ends the frame, the first and second wings are, respectively, bent toward the first and second ends of the frame for wrapping the wire, wherein at least one of the wings includes a clamping portion to clamp a last wrapped part of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Boone
  • Patent number: 10104927
    Abstract: Adjustment mechanisms for items of headwear are disclosed. An adjustment mechanism for an item of headwear includes a first connection member secured to a first side of an opening formed into a backside of the piece of headwear and a second connection member secured to a second side of the opening opposite the first side. The first connection member includes a first plastic portion having a first spine extending from a first base, and a first moldable portion secured to the first plastic portion. The first spine has a plurality of posts. The second connection member includes a second plastic portion comprising a second spine extending from a second base, and a corresponding second moldable portion secured to the second plastic portion. The second spine has a plurality of apertures. A portion of the posts of the first connection member is selectively received into the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Jason Olcese
  • Patent number: 10021949
    Abstract: An elongated, flexible tubular container providing neck support for users during travel. The interior of the container is accessible through one or more openings at one or both ends of the container. The openings can be secured with angled zipper closures. Clothing items are inserted into the interior of the container during packing, and during travel, the container can be bent or arranged in a horseshoe shape or C-shape around the users neck or other body parts. The ends of the container may be secured to each other to hold the container in place. When the clothing is removed, the container is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Donna Cooper
  • Patent number: 9849059
    Abstract: The headache mitigating apparatus includes at least a transverse strap configured to wrap around a user's head in the manner of a hat band and at least one strap configured to extend under the user's occipital bone and rest along the user's upper neck as well as extending over the head strap at a forward end thereof. The apparatus can include bladders in the transverse and occipital straps, respectively. The bladders can be filled simultaneously or separately with a pneumatic hand pump such as those found on sphygmomanometers or may include an inflation apparatus which is operable via a push button, in a manner similar to that in which self-inflating items inflate. At least one strap may also accommodate a gel pack for heating or cooling. One or both straps may include buckles or hook and loop closures configured to be adjusted to secure the apparatus to the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Shoup, Travis Greenhalgh, Mike Angelini
  • Patent number: 9808043
    Abstract: A protective helmet with outer hard plastic shell and internal inflatable bladder arrayed in a particular semi-elliptical fluidic circuit of known elasticity and defined pattern. The bladder is a long thin TPE rubber tube having a valve mounted centrally at mid-length. The tube is mounted inside the hard plastic shell such that the valve protrudes centrally through the hard shell and outward just beneath the occipital bone at the rear of the wearer's head. Inside the tube bisects into equal-length non-return fluidic patterns one on the right-side of the head and one on the left. Each fluidic pattern comprises a semi-ellipse, running continuously up to the temple and looping up and around from temporal-to-frontal-to-parietal sections of the human head, and terminating approximately at the occipital portion. Mesh netting is provided over the tube as a liner layer against the head. The invention vastly improves impact protection, yet is lightweight, flexible, and comfortable to wear on a continuous basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jared Vance, Benjamin Arbaugh
  • Patent number: 9763486
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for headwear comprising a crown including a cap, and a size-adjusting mechanism extending around a portion of a perimeter of the cap and adapted to selectively adjust a size of the cap. The size-adjusting mechanism may comprise a first tab including a plurality of holes, and a second tab including a plurality of snaps configured to engage with the plurality of holes of the first tab, at least one of the first tab and the second tab being coupled to the perimeter of the cap via an elastic portion attached to a terminal end of a rigid portion of that tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sunday Afternoons, Inc.
    Inventors: Robbin Lacy, Russell Hodgdon, Joey Fallon, Gulnara Iskhakova, Joey Zachariasen, Acacia Lacy
  • Patent number: 9737106
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the severity of blows delivered to protective headgear hard outer shells. The method consists of applying cushions to the hard outer shell, forcing the cushions to conform to the contour of the hard outer shell by laying straps over the cushions, applying tension to the straps, and holding the cushions in place by anchoring the straps at the front and rear of the hard outer shell. The apparatus consists of rectangular-shaped cushions, straps that lay atop the cushions, and a rear anchor strap whose ends attach on opposites sides of the front of the hard outer shell, and whose middle extends backward to provide anchor points for other straps in the system. A crown cushion runs over the crown of the hard outer shell and a side cushion wraps around the side of the hard outer shell with overlapping ends that anchor to themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Calvin Cannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9549584
    Abstract: An expandable joint for use in, for example, a headband, includes elastic material, a low-friction sleeve, and a tube. The low-friction sleeve covers at least two opposing sides of a portion of the length of elastic material. The length of elastic material is affixed to the low-friction sleeve at a first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The length of elastic material extends beyond a second end of the low-friction sleeve opposite the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The tube substantially encloses the low-friction sleeve. The low-friction sleeve is affixed to the tube at the first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve, and the length of elastic material extends beyond a first end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lightbulb, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Webster, Rich Crim, Matt Lindley, Don Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9526810
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of systems, devices, components and methods for improving acoustic coupling between a bone conduction hearing device (BCHD) and a patient's head or skull. Such systems, devices, components and methods include disposing a gel or paste between the BCHD and the patient's skin, hair and/or skull. The gel or paste improves the transmission of acoustic signals generated by a transducer in the BCHD to the patients head or skull by providing a more efficient and improved intermediary acoustic medium for the transmission of acoustic signals to the patient's head or skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SOPHONO, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Ruppersberg
  • Patent number: 9498012
    Abstract: A deployable umbrella hood garment that includes a waterproof umbrella hood moveable between a folded position, furled within a pack member dorsally dispositional upon said garment, and a deployed position, extended to encapsulate the head of a user and securable in said deployed position by means of a support member disposed interior to the hood, whereby automated and expedient deployment of said umbrella hood is effective between said stowed and deployed positions to prevent contact of rainfall with a user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Andronica Handie
  • Patent number: 9486049
    Abstract: A hair lifting, retention, and styling device having a substantially rectilinear cross piece member having a first distal end and a second distal end and first and second substantially rectilinear side members cooperating with the substantially rectilinear cross piece member, wherein said first and second substantially rectilinear side members are disposed proximate said first and second distal ends of the cross piece member. Further, curved bight members are disposed between the cross piece member and the side members, such that the curvilinear design and the bight members co-act to provide lift and enhanced volume to a wearer's hair style thus augmenting and enhancing the wearer's chosen hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Purkey Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Janet L. Purkey
  • Patent number: 9456650
    Abstract: A sweat control device comprising a first strip of material shaped as an elongated rectangle and configured to fit around at least a portion of the head of a wearer or at least a portion of the inside rim of a piece of headgear, the first strip of material comprising a first side section, a front middle section, a back middle section, and a second side section; a second strip of material shaped as an elongated rectangle and attached to at least a portion of the front middle section and at least a portion of the back middle section of the first strip of material; the first strip of material comprising moisture-conductive material for attracting and controlling moisture; and the second strip of material comprising moisture-resistant material for containing and channeling the moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen V. Boyce
  • Patent number: 9427059
    Abstract: A hair lifting, retention, and styling device having a substantially rectilinear cross piece member having a first distal end and a second distal end and first and second substantially rectilinear side members cooperating with the substantially rectilinear cross piece member, wherein said first and second substantially rectilinear side members are disposed proximate said first and second distal ends of the cross piece member. Further, curved bight members are disposed between the cross piece member and the side members, such that the curvilinear design and the bight members co-act to provide lift and enhanced volume to a wearer's hair style thus augmenting and enhancing the wearer's chosen hairstyle. In an alternate embodiment, the rectilinear side members include at least one telescoping section such that the length of the side members is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Purkey Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Janet L. Purkey, Laura Barker
  • Patent number: 9392827
    Abstract: A headband apparatus is to be worn on the head of a person above the eyes. The headband apparatus includes a fabric band and a channel member. The fabric band retains the headband apparatus on the user's head and may either be moisture absorbing or moisture wicking. The channel member is bonded to the lower edge of the fabric band such that excess moisture from the fabric band is directed into the channel member and channeled away from the person's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Kent Farney
  • Patent number: 9330799
    Abstract: A garment for protection from ultraviolet radiation, having a torso garment with a front side and a rear side that extend from a first edge to an end. Further having first and second lateral sides and first and second shoulder sections. Extending from the first and second lateral sides and the first and second shoulder sections are first and second sleeves. First and second hand covers extend from the first and second sleeves respectively. The first and second hand covers each have an elastic band. The elastic band, a distal end, and third and fourth lateral sides define an interior face. The interior face has a thumb loop and at least first and second finger loops. The elastic band, the distal end, and the third and fourth lateral sides also define an exterior face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: D. Bruce Phillips
  • Patent number: 9241522
    Abstract: Provided is a head covering comprising a generally triangular shaped fabric sheet having an inner surface and an outer surface, the fabric sheet having a front edge and first and second opposing edges, at least one evaporative cooling fabric secured to the inner surface of the fabric sheet, and a first and second stretchable fabric panel located on or within the fabric sheet. A method of aiding thermoregulation of the human body and a kit including a head covering and instructions for use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Radians, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Paul Branson
  • Patent number: 9150818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to both stable liquid laundry cleaning compositions and dry powdered laundry cleaning compositions with good solubility in water. More particularly, this invention relates to a concentrated soap-based formulation to be mixed with a limited quantity of water in a mixing container to render an amount of dilute liquid laundry cleaning solution with lasting stability and good cleaning properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: PureCap Laundry, LLC
    Inventors: Laura A. Weller-Brophy, Seth MacPherson Brophy
  • Patent number: 9113669
    Abstract: A hair extension device is provided, the device comprising: a first strip of polyurethane having a first surface; a plurality of hair having opposing ends, the first ends are sewn together and attached to the first surface of the first panel, the second ends being freely movable; a second strip of polyurethane placed over the first ends of the plurality of hair and over the first panel and then heat sealed to form a panel; at least two apertures situated on opposing ends of the panel; and a string attached and secured to the apertures on the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Kleinman
  • Patent number: 9060558
    Abstract: Illuminated attachment bands include a length of material having outer and inner sides, at least one mating connector on an inner side of the body and configured to cooperate with a connector on the outer surface of the helmet, and at least a pair of cooperative connectors disposed on the ends of the body. The ends of the band may be releasably interconnected so that the length of the band may be adjusted. Electronic devices such as lights may be disposed about the band to provide illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ROMA DOCA, LLC
    Inventor: Robin Dorman
  • Publication number: 20150114426
    Abstract: A hairnet is formed of a knitted fabric with parallel lines of stitches connected by transverse threads. The density of threads in the parallel lines of stitches is greater than the density of the transverse threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ABURNET LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard John Stacey Burnet, Keith Gordon Simpkin
  • Patent number: 8984670
    Abstract: Provided is a protective insert to be received into a pocket of a protective athletic headwear. The protective insert includes a hard outer layer, at least one pliable middle layer, and a pliable inner layer. The hard outer layer includes an arrangement of first openings to enable flexing of the hard outer layer to decelerate an impact to the at least one protective insert. The at least one pliable middle layer includes at least one arrangement of second openings. The pliable inner layer provides cushioning. The hard outer layer, the at least one pliable middle layer, and the pliable inner layer are sealed such that the second openings form sealed air pockets to absorb and distribute the impact to the outer layer about the at least one protective insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Publication number: 20150047094
    Abstract: Camouflage articles are formed of arrangements of portions of different colors. The lighter colored portions or parts thereof are formed of reflective ink in that particular color. This arrangement provides the article with a camouflage appearance, altering depth perception by animals in daylight, and reflectivity at night for safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Lampe
  • Patent number: 8918916
    Abstract: An accessory for a hat is disclosed which a wearer can use to show support for a team, cause or event and/or to protect the wearer from rain and damaging UV rays. In particular, the hat accessory may receive a protective covering with printed indicia on the exterior surface thereof. The protective covering may also be coated with a water repellent and also embedded with a treatment for UV protection. The protective covering may be removably attachable to the hat accessory so that the wearer can show support to a particular team, event or cause depending on the circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Harrison Kang
  • Publication number: 20140364772
    Abstract: A sensor module generates sensor data in response to an impact to protective headgear, wherein the sensor module includes an accelerometer and a gyroscope and wherein the sensor data includes linear acceleration data and rotational velocity data. A device processing module generates event data in response to the sensor data. A device interface sends the event data to a monitoring device when the device interface is coupled to the monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: THL HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Richard Cutler
  • Patent number: 8852095
    Abstract: Headbands configured to provide pressure against a medical sensor secured to a patient's forehead are provided. The headbands may include one or more low friction materials to enable an elastic band of a tensioning mechanism to evenly stretch. Additionally or alternatively, the headbands may include two or more bands adapted to secure the headband to various portions of a patient's head. Still further, the headbands may be configured to independently vary the pressure created between two or more sensors and the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Friso Schlottau, Sarah Hayman, Charles Haisley, Andy S. Lin
  • Publication number: 20140289932
    Abstract: Described herein are sweat-diverting devices which can be adhered to a wearer by an adhesive. The sweat-diverting devices described here may be adhered over a portion of the face without circumscribing the head. Such sweat-diverting devices may comprise one or more curves or other features that conform to the facial features of the wearer. In some variations, a sweat-diverting device is configured to be worn at various heights on the forehead, over or under the brow line, and/or over the eyes. A sweat-diverting device can also be used in pairs, for example, where one device is positioned over each eye. Sun-shading devices, with or without sweat-diverting features, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: James Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20140261037
    Abstract: A method for printing on a lower surface of a peak of a baseball cap comprising: a) printing an image on the lower surface of the peak when the peak is at an elevated printing temperature and when the peak is in a generally planar configuration; b) allowing the peak to cool to a temperature below an elevated formation temperature; and, c) heating the peak to the elevated formation temperature and applying a non-planar shape to the peak, wherein the peak comprises a deformable insert that is solid at the elevated printing temperature and deformable at the elevated formation temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ACCOLADE GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Hyman Ngo
  • Patent number: 8819867
    Abstract: A weighted skull cap comprising integral weights for strengthening neck muscles during sport or physical therapy activities is herein disclosed. The apparatus comprises multiple layers that conceal a plurality of individual pockets about an entire interior surface of the cap. Each pocket comprises a flap-style locking closure for placement of a weight and secured with a fastening means to assist in retaining the weights therein the pockets during exercise activities. Each weight quantity is varied by the user to suit individual training needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos A. Boada
  • Patent number: 8801488
    Abstract: A walk-around character assembly or system with enhanced control functionality to provide a performer of a walk-around character the ability to silently and non-visibly trigger audio, animation, and/or special effects. A deflection monitoring (or chin movement) sensor is provided in the head portion of the character costume to detect predefined chin movements, e.g., a performer opening their mouth once or twice within a time period to limit false negatives/triggers. For example, a potentiometer or force sensor may be provided in the chin strap of a character head. The performer is able to trigger an audio response or to animate the mouth of the character head with relatively small movements of their jaw as a controller processes the sensor signals to determine when to generate control signals to operate sound equipment on the character costume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Holger Irmler
  • Publication number: 20140208482
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an improved head covering for use in recreation, work, and sport. It is comprised of a rectangular piece of fabric with opposite snap ends placed on the corners of one side to secure the head covering to one's head. It includes an additional snaps at the center point of the same side enabling the front fabric side containing snaps to be folded upon itself and secured, forming a brim/headband. The rear portion falls loosely over the head and covers the back and sides of the neck. The hat can be worn in at least 4 different styles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Gant C. Asbury
  • Patent number: 8789212
    Abstract: Provided is protective athletic headwear that includes a body, band and protective inserts. The body has a first opening and a second smaller opening. The pocket band extends about the first opening to the interior of the body and partially toward the second opening. The band is free floating with respect to the body and configured to fit the head of the person. Further, the band includes pockets disposed about a base stitching that secure the band to the body. The protective inserts are configured to be received into pockets to provide a protective function to the head of the person. The protective inserts are disposed adjacently to one another about the band and extend from the base stitching of the band partially toward the second opening such that the body encloses the protective inserts in the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Patent number: 8763166
    Abstract: A head guard is provided which has a fabric layer and a padding layer. The head guard is stretchable between a relaxed configuration and an expanded configuration. The expanding configuration has a convex shape such that it can conform to a head of a wearer. The head guard can be worn by a wearer in combination with a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: 2nd Skull, LLC
    Inventor: Federico Olivares Velasco
  • Publication number: 20140171895
    Abstract: Laminates are described that contain a frangible layer adhered to at least one extensible layer, such as an elastic layer. In one embodiment, a frangible layer is positioned between two opposing elastic layers. The frangible layer includes lines of separation that generally extend in a first direction. The lines of separation allow the elastic layers to stretch and recover in a direction perpendicular or skew to the lines of separation. In one particular embodiment, the lines of separation comprise lines where the frangible layer has been weakened. The lines of separation can be formed after the laminate is made using groove rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Oomman P. Thomas, Peter J. Allen, Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Jenny Day, Francis P. Abuto, Jerome J. Schwalen
  • Patent number: 8713717
    Abstract: Provided is protective athletic headwear that includes a body, band and protective inserts. The body has a first opening and a second smaller opening. The pocket band extends about the first opening to the interior of the body and partially toward the second opening. The band is free floating with respect to the body and configured to fit the head of the person. Further, the band includes pockets disposed about a base stitching that secure the band to the body. The protective inserts are configured to be received into pockets to provide a protective function to the head of the person. The protective inserts are disposed adjacently to one another about the band and extend from the base stitching of the band partially toward the second opening such that the body encloses the protective inserts in the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Publication number: 20140101820
    Abstract: Headwear having an opening and a size adjustment device that are formed in a head receiving portion is provided, wherein the size adjustment device includes a first size adjustment unit that is disposed at a lower part of the opening and that can adjust a minute size, and a second size adjustment unit that is connected to the first size adjustment unit to adjust a size to a constant gap. Thereby, headwear that can adjust a minute size and that can satisfy various head sizes without an oppressive feeling can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: YUPOONG, INC.
    Inventor: BYOUNG-WOO CHO
  • Publication number: 20140075647
    Abstract: A head covering includes a top fastened to a cylindrical wall. The bottom of the cylindrical wall is folded outwardly and upwardly to form a rim which is connected to a rear point of the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Perthou
  • Publication number: 20140069624
    Abstract: An article made up of a substrate which has a polymer coating applied to at least one of its surfaces, wherein the polymer coating forms an interrupted pattern such that at least 10% to 80% of the substrate surface remains uncoated, and wherein the polymer coating comprises a moisture permeable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Richard Ivey Blackwell, Todd Schroeder, Kuitian Tan, Jens Kohnert, Bert Krutzer, Alem Tadesse, Steven Huynh, Chad Rankin
  • Publication number: 20140047615
    Abstract: An intermediate article for the manufacture of traditional Jewish fur hats and a method of producing the same are disclosed. The intermediate article includes a plate-like element; a plurality of fur tips, derived from the terminal portion of a tail; a pair of flanking fur strips, derived from longitudinal portions of the tail, and at least a portion of a hair thread; so that a sufficient density or thickness of the hair in the hats is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Israel BRIZEL
  • Publication number: 20140026291
    Abstract: An expandable joint for use in, for example, a headband, includes elastic material, a low-friction sleeve, and a tube. The low-friction sleeve covers at least two opposing sides of a portion of the length of elastic material. The length of elastic material is affixed to the low-friction sleeve at a first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The length of elastic material extends beyond a second end of the low-friction sleeve opposite the first end of the low-friction sleeve. The tube substantially encloses the low-friction sleeve. The low-friction sleeve is affixed to the tube at the first end of the low-friction sleeve or a point adjacent to the first end of the low-friction sleeve, and the length of elastic material extends beyond a first end of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTBULB, LLC
    Inventor: Lightbulb, LLC
  • Patent number: 8613114
    Abstract: A head guard is provided which has a fabric layer and a padding layer. The head guard is stretchable between a relaxed configuration and an expanded configuration. The expanding configuration has a convex shape such that it can conform to a head of a wearer. The head guard can be worn by a wearer in combination with a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: 2nd Skull, LLC
    Inventor: Federico Olivares Velasco
  • Publication number: 20130302574
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and shaped three dimensional articles formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether, polyester, or polycarbonate polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The shaped articles from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of substrates, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hong LIU, Carmen A. COVELLI, Douglas K. FARMER
  • Publication number: 20130291284
    Abstract: A head covering garment designed for medical use comprising a single piece of flexible, insulating material sewn together to form a generally bag shaped article of clothing which is worn about the head of a medical patient functioning to prevent latent heat from escaping the patient's head area covered by the garment. The garment is easy to place about the head of the patient, is comfortable to wear, stays securely about the head, and can be packaged for sale in a generally flat condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Murphy Horgan
  • Publication number: 20130239301
    Abstract: Headgear comprising at least an earbud and a strap suitable for attachment to a device, which device transports at least one of a gas, a liquid, and a solid suspended in a liquid to and/or away from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Meredith Broderick
  • Patent number: 8533869
    Abstract: Secondary energy absorbing helmet underwear is to be worn by a user under a primary rigid hard hat, sports helmet or military helmet. The helmet underwear includes an integral self elasticized stretchable material that includes a three-dimensional structure that is generally of semi-spherical shape to fit about the users head and that includes an optional peripheral stretchable stretch band that provides a means for retaining the helmet underwear in place on the users head. The stretchable material and core includes front and rear layers that are each formed as a knitted layer and interconnecting yarns that interconnect between the front and rear layers and define a predetermined spacing between the front and rear layers. The interconnecting yarns, in combination with the layers provide a safety barrier between the rigid hat and the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Noggin Group LLC
    Inventor: Sonya Abdow Capuano
  • Publication number: 20130212777
    Abstract: A durable, stretchable, collapsible, foldable, reversible, printable, washable, adjustable sun visor hat with a pair of fabric loop holes affixed to crown member above temple area for securing a pair of eye-glass, or sun-glass frames when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Alfred Leon
  • Patent number: 8513323
    Abstract: Generally silicone materials adapted to releasably adhere to human skin don't attach readily to substrates such as fibrous substrates (e.g., woven and nonwoven webs), films, plastic, etc. Disclosed are inventive blends of low-tack materials, such as a low-tack silicone material, and a high-tack silicone material, such as a high-tack, hot-melt, silicone adhesive, that both releasably adhere to skin and join to various substrates, including fibrous substrates. Furthermore, these same blends may be disposed between, and attached to, a silicone adhesive layer and a substrate. In other words, the disclosed silicone blends may be used to join a silicone adhesive layer to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kimbery-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiguang Zhou, Lisha Yu
  • Patent number: 8512843
    Abstract: Composite and laminated composite padding materials or cushions formed from an elastic foam matrix structurally supporting and encapsulated gel elements are disclosed. Methods of manufacturing such composite and laminated composite padding materials or cushions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Richard B. Villata