With Sweats Or Other Supplementary Head Engaging Member Patents (Class 2/181)
  • Patent number: 11122845
    Abstract: An interactive sweatband includes a center portion having a first end and an opposing second end. The sweatband includes a first wing portion that extends from and is operably engaged with the first end of the center portion. The sweatband includes a second wing portion that extends from and is operably engaged with the opposing second end of the center portion. The sweatband device may further include a front surface and an opposing rear surface. The sweatband may include an outflow channel that extends along and is defined by at least one of the front and opposing rear surface of the sweatband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kimberley Berisford, Micajah L. Jones
  • Patent number: 11033062
    Abstract: An apparatus is described to divert sweat away from a wearer's eyes or eyewear. The apparatus includes an elongate base member and a plurality of pliable ridges abutting the base member that, when pressed against the wearer's forehead, form channels. The channels collect and divert sweat away from the eyes so that the sweat drips down the side or back of the head, or down the nose, instead of flowing into the eyes or onto eyewear worn by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Michael McKonly, Kevin K. Grant, Christopher Lee Greenwalt
  • Patent number: 10874161
    Abstract: A forehead support band for work or sports protective helmets, having an elongated structure, and able to assume an arched configuration in the mounted condition on a respective helmet is provided. The structure has at least one fixing appendage, for its fixing to the helmet, interposed between two opposite ends of the structure. The band has two movable connection brackets for the engagement of the structure to the helmet and to a size-adjustment device arranged to engage a user's nape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KASK S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Gotti
  • Patent number: 10786023
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to an apparel layer system configured to provide variable levels of insulation, warming, or air permeability. The apparel layer system comprises a first layer of material and a second layer of material both extending in a first planar direction. A third layer of material is positioned between the first and the second layers of material and is selectively affixed thereto. An adjustment mechanism coupled to the second layer of material can be mechanically manipulated to shift the second layer of material between different positions or states to achieve variable levels of offset between the first and second layers of material in the first planar direction and in a second direction perpendicular to the first planar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Morgan
  • Patent number: 10405598
    Abstract: A forehead support band work or sports protective helmets, having a structure which is elongated and flexible so as to assume an arched configuration in the mounted condition on a helmet is provided. The structure has a first portion intended to permanently face, from the inside, towards the front part of a helmet on which the forehead support band is mounted and a second portion adapted to engage a user's forehead when the helmet is being used. The portions of the structure are removably engaged and disengageable to allow the separation of the same or the temporary removal of the second portion or the replacement of the second portion with another second portion identical to the removed one or different from the removed one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KASK S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Gotti
  • Patent number: 10306944
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a modular helmet apparatus and system comprised of a removable outer shell disposed on an inner frame. The disclosed football helmet provides for enhanced energy diffusion through the use of one or more energy diffusion areas disposed on an outer shell of the helmet, the one or more energy diffusion areas being configured to align with the energy diffusion zones of the frame. Embodiments of the present disclosure enables a user to quickly and easily replace or swap the outer shell of the helmet with a second or replacement shell by selectively coupling the desired outer shell with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Dana Ratliff
  • Patent number: 10292444
    Abstract: A novelty hat containing one or more magnets, wherein the magnets are integrated into structure of the hat, whereby the wearer can hold small metallic or magnetic items in place on the hat by placing them on a location on the hat holding the one or more magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joel Dotzenrod
  • Patent number: 10285464
    Abstract: A hair bundle apparatus is provided. The hair bundle apparatus includes: a first section comprising a loop member, a first end and a second end, wherein the first section is constructed of a first material comprising one of synthetic hair, an elastic band, wire, and thread; a second section comprising a locking member; and a third section comprising a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third section is constructed of a second material comprising human hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHAKE-N-GO FASHION, INC.
    Inventors: James K. Kim, Peter Ough, Hye Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10271600
    Abstract: A long hair protector apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a headwear and at least one hair sheath for protecting long hair in either a pigtail or ponytail configuration. The headwear is dimensioned and adapted to be worn on the head of a human wearer, wherein the headwear has a tail portion and a band portion, each providing detachable first fasteners. The tail portion is near the rear neck of the wearer, while the band portion extends around the front of the head, providing the detachable first fasteners near each ear of the wearer, and wherein the band portion provides distal portions for tying together so as to further secure the headwear to the wearer. The hair sheath(s) may be removably attached to the tail portion in the ponytail configuration or to the band portions providing the pigtail configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Danyel Denise Bryson
  • Patent number: 10244811
    Abstract: A hardhat shell has a suspension that is secured to the shell by a hanger. The suspension has a horizontal band portion for extending around a user's head, and the suspension is positioned within a hardhat shell. At least one hanger is connected to the suspension for securing the suspension to the shell. Each hanger has a hook at a first end of the hanger, a latching surface located towards the middle of the hanger, and a lever arm at a second end of the hanger. At least one mount is formed on the inner surface of the shell. Each hanger is configured to securely engage a respective one of the mounts, with the latching surface of the respective hanger being in frictional engagement with the respective ledge surface of the mount. By manually pivoting the hanger, a user can cause the latching surface to disengage from the ledge surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Xiong, Joseph Rodrigues, Oliver Li, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 10219574
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus to dissipate and attenuate mechanical waves which travel through a human brain upon blunt trauma. The apparatus comprises a pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell encasing an inner hard shell. The pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell is configured to release a pressurized gas to the atmosphere upon an impact to said pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell. The apparatus is configured to enhance efficiency in reduction of an amplitude of the mechanical waves of the blunt trauma delivered to the human brain and to disrupt doubling-up of mechanical waves in a pressure zone inside the pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell. The apparatus is configured to ventilate the pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell and the inner hard shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Choon Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 10111483
    Abstract: A sun protective headwear system is provided. The sun protective headwear system may include a headwear having a body and brim portion with a novel sun protective inner lining. The inner lining may incorporate recycled water bottles to achieve advantageous sun protective properties. A closure mechanism may be provided along a rear body portion, near a tensive brim seam joining the brim portion to the body portion, so that in a closed condition the closure mechanism maintains the shape of the headwear while adjusting its fitting so as to be suitable across a wide range of head sizes. The sun protective headwear system may also include a packable pouch dimensioned and adapted to be crushably folded when the packable pouch houses the headwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Roni McGuffog
  • Patent number: 10092053
    Abstract: An article of clothing may include a first layer made of a polyester fabric. The polyester fabric may have the following properties a thread count of at least 130 threads per square inch, a weft knit weave pattern, and a bird's eye mesh texture. The polyester fabric may include a dye sublimation printed image with a resolution that is at least 200 dots per inch. The dye sublimation printed image may be oriented to stretch laterally with a lateral stretch of the polyester. The article of clothing may also include a second layer attached to the first layer. The second layer may include a lining fabric configured to stretch laterally with the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CREEDENCE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Brad Peterson
  • Patent number: 10076150
    Abstract: An integrated sweat-guiding band and hat comprises a sweat-guiding band having a sweat-guiding portion and an adjustment portion wherein the sweat-guiding band further comprises a base wall and an upwardly extending containment wall defining a channel for conducting sweat away from a user's eyes, the sweat-guiding portion having a plurality of upwardly extending tabs. Adjustment straps are permanently attached to the sweat-guiding band, the adjustment straps including means for adjustably securing the sweat-guiding band to a user's head. A front panel of the hat is configured to couple front the front panel to the upwardly extending tabs to attach the cap/visor to the sweat-guiding band. The tabs are configured to be connected to the front panel in a manner that holds the front panel away from a user's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Erick P. Flatt
  • Patent number: 9675125
    Abstract: Provided are a garment to be worn on a human head and a method of creating a garment to be worn on a human head. The method includes creating a desired hair pattern on a head of a model, and optically capturing an image of the desired hair pattern. The captured image is then printed or otherwise applied onto a region of material sized to be worn on the human head of a person who is to wear the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Carlotta Fatima Whitney
  • Patent number: 9655396
    Abstract: A wind and water hat includes a hat body, a hat brim carried by the hat body and at least one generally flexible brim wire provided in the hat brim. The hat brim ratchets with respect to the brim wire or wires responsive to force applied to the hat brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sunday Afternoons, Inc.
    Inventor: Robbin J. Lacy
  • Patent number: 9585427
    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 a first leg and a second leg that are joined at a base of the device to form a channel therebetween, where at least a portion of the base is more rigid than the first and second legs such that an acute angle between the first and second legs is maintained when the sweat-diverting device is applied on a wearer's forehead. In some variations, the thickness of the base is greater than the thickness of either of the legs, which may help to maintain a separation between the tips of the legs even when the sweat-diverting device is applied to a wearer's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rosecroft Components, Inc.
    Inventors: James Shapiro, Don Godfrey, Neil Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9578915
    Abstract: A forehead band attaches to a head band of an interior fitting assembly of a protective helmet is described. The forehead band includes a strip-shaped support which is provided with a holder for removably fixing the forehead band to the head band. The support is covered with a sweat-absorbing overlay. The holder has tubular supporting connection pieces integrally formed on the support and designed to engage into openings of the head band. The overlay has complementary longitudinal edges and is provided with openings for releasably receiving the supporting connection pieces. The overlay is washable with or without the support. The entire forehead band is designed so that the overlay or its support or both can be readily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PFANNER SCHUTZBEKLEIDUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Pfanner, Martin Greber
  • Patent number: 9565887
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rosecroft Components, Inc.
    Inventor: James Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9523023
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet 10 wound into a roll includes: a long release film 11; an adhesive layer 12 provided in a label form on the release film 11; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive film 13 having a label part 13a covering the adhesive layer 12 and provided so as to be in contact with the release film 11 around the adhesive layer 12 and a peripheral part 13b surrounding an outside of the label part 13a, wherein a through hole 14 penetrating the release film 11 is provided in a place including a portion corresponding to an outside of a part 15 of the adhesive layer 12 intended to be attached to an adherend and an inside of the label part 13a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Aoyama, Hiromitsu Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9408451
    Abstract: An adjustable hair fastener includes a first elastic band formed of an elastic cord, and a second elastic band formed of an elastic cord longer than the elastic cord of the first elastic band and wound round the elastic cord of the first elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Kai-Mou Tsai
  • Patent number: 9307798
    Abstract: A baseball cap has a band of material positioned at a base of a crown portion of the cap. The band may be formed of a first strip of material, such as spandex, that is stretchable along a direction that coincides with the length of the band or a direction perpendicular to the length of the band. The band includes a binding or second strip of material or binding that is adhered to the band using a heating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Yongzhong Mao
  • Patent number: 9173467
    Abstract: A headband including an elastic glitter ribbon, a top portion of which forms the outside of the headband, where the elastic glitter ribbon has a 360-degree glitter pattern. The headband further includes a stretch velvet ribbon, a bottom portion of which forms the inside of the headband. The elastic glitter ribbon is attached to the stretch velvet ribbon using a stretch and stitch method. The ends of the elastic glitter ribbon and the stretch velvet ribbon are connected to form a 360-degree elastic headband, where the top of the elastic glitter ribbon includes material that sparkles, and where the bottom of the stretch velvet ribbon includes a velvet-like material that forms a gripping portion. The outside of the headband includes a 360-degree view of the sparkles with no break. The inside of the headband includes 360-degree gripping portion with no break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SPARKLY SOUL, INC.
    Inventor: Dari Passarello
  • Publication number: 20150143614
    Abstract: Moisture diverters attachable to a region above the eye and below the eyebrow that prevents sweat, liquid, moisture, or the like from entering the eyes of a wearer is described. A moisture diverter may include a substrate having an inner surface facing the wearer and an outer surface facing away from the wearer. The inner surface comprises a lower adhesive section and an upper adhesive-free section, the adhesive section releasably attaches the diverter to the wearer at a point above the eye and below the eyebrow, the adhesive-free section shaped or shapeable to abut or protrude from eyebrow region of a wearer and to divert moisture away from the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Charles KURACINA, Tim L. Kitchen
  • Patent number: 9009869
    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 a first leg and a second leg that are joined at a base of the device to form a channel therebetween, where at least a portion of the base is more rigid than the first and second legs such that an acute angle between the first and second legs is maintained when the sweat-diverting device is applied on a wearer's forehead. In some variations, the thickness of the base is greater than the thickness of either of the legs, which may help to maintain a separation between the tips of the legs even when the sweat-diverting device is applied to a wearer's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rosecroft Components, Inc.
    Inventors: James Shapiro, Don Godfrey, Neil Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20150096103
    Abstract: An article of headwear is made of stretchable porous fabric and is configured to fit snugly over a woman's head to conceal hair loss or baldness of the user. A gathering band is stitched inside the headwear along the back portion in the area of the natural hairline to create an illusion of fullness by the folds of the fabric. A neck ruffle is created below the inner band to cover the natural hairline. An outer band is attached at two points to the outer surface to fit outside of the area where the inner band is located. The outer band has longitudinal dimensions at least slightly greater than the stretchable inner band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Angelle Albright
  • Patent number: 8973171
    Abstract: Protective headwear includes a body, band, cuff, and plurality of inserts. The body has an opening and a crown, and is configured to fit a head of a person. The band extends about the opening to an interior of the body and partially toward the crown. The band is free floating with respect to the body and configured to fit the head of the person. The band includes a plurality of pockets disposed about a base stitching that secures the band to the body. The cuff extends about the body and away from the crown, and incorporates a cuff element. The inserts are configured to be received into the pockets to provide a protective function to the head of the person. The inserts are disposed adjacently to one another about the band and extend from the base stitching of the band to the crown of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Publication number: 20150047098
    Abstract: A rain hat with an aesthetically pleasing appearance includes a brimless hat and a cap. The brimless hat consists of an aesthetic exterior layer and the cap consists of a waterproof layer. The cap is placed within the brimless hat such that the aesthetic exterior layer is visible when the rain hat is worn by a user. When the hat is worn, a lining is in contact with the user's hair. However, the waterproof layer prevents rain water from reaching the user's hair through the lining. A cap opening of the cap can be altered through an adjustable band of the cap. The cap and the brimless hat can be fixed or detachably attached together. The lining includes a storage bag that can be used for storage when the cap and the brimless hat are not used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tracey L. Pickett
  • Publication number: 20150033443
    Abstract: A moisture absorbent headband device is provided comprising a highly absorbent inner layer and a fabric outer shell layer. The absorbent inner layer is adapted to absorb moisture while the outer shell layer comprises a water permeable material that forms a continuous, closed loop structure having an enclosed interior volume supporting the absorbent inner layer therein. The outer shell layer is an elastic material adapted to be worn around the head of a wearer, generally a young child, whereby the inner layer absorbs water and soap in contact therewith to prevent the same from entering the wearer's face and eyes. The inner layer is a substantially rectangular cuboid shape having a thickness, length, and height, whereby the length thereof is adapted to extend sufficiently around the closed loop of the outer shell layer such that the inner layer rests above the ears and across the wearer's forehead when donned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mia Hunter
  • Patent number: 8931117
    Abstract: The disclosed sweatband includes a piece of fabric including upper and lower edges. Overcast stitches are provided on ends of the upper and lower edges. Further, there are upper and lower folds in the fabric, such that the upper and lower edges of the fabric are folded toward one another by way of the upper and lower folds. A center seam connects the upper and lower edges of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Marsha Terrell
  • Publication number: 20150000007
    Abstract: A headgear for a head safety product such as a face shield, hardhat or welding helmet includes a spring buffered cradle mounted on the horizontal band of the headgear to improve the fit, function, stability and comfort of the headgear. The cradle is flexible and has a concave inner surface contoured to conform to the shape of the head. A spring element is coupled between the cradle and the horizontal band to buffer the tension between the band and the head and more equally distribute pressure across the head. In a preferred embodiment, an occipital cradle includes two leaf springs coupled to the rear portion of the horizontal band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne Gleason, Raymond Curci, Brett Pulito, Kevin Beckerdite, Rita Fulton
  • Patent number: 8898819
    Abstract: Provided are a protective headwear and method of manufacturing the headwear. The headwear includes a body, band and plurality of protective inserts. The body has an opening and a crown, and is configured to fit a head of a person. The band extends from and about the opening of the body to the interior of the body and partially toward the crown. The band is free floating with respect to the body and configured to fit the head of the person. The band includes a plurality of pockets disposed about a base stitching that secures the band to the body. The protective inserts are configured to be received into the 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 to the crown of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Patent number: 8850624
    Abstract: A headgear for a head safety product such as a face shield, hardhat or welding helmet includes a spring buffered cradle mounted on the horizontal band of the headgear to improve the fit, function, stability and comfort of the headgear. The cradle is flexible and has a concave inner surface contoured to conform to the shape of the head. A spring element is coupled between the cradle and the horizontal band to buffer the tension between the band and the head and more equally distribute pressure across the head. In a preferred embodiment, an occipital cradle includes two leaf springs coupled to the rear portion of the horizontal band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Gleason, Raymond Curci, Brett Pulito, Kevin Beckerdite, Rita Fulton
  • Patent number: 8850617
    Abstract: There is provided a sweatband configured for attachment to an interior surface of a headwear for absorbing liquid from a head of a wearer of the headwear and including a side surface configured for disposition opposite to the head of the wearer when the sweatband is attached to the interior surface of the headwear and the headwear is being worn by the wearer, the side surface comprising: at least one pair of spaced-apart successive head contacting domains, wherein at least a respective portion of each one of the spaced-apart successive head contacting domains of each one of the at least one pair of spaced-apart successive head contacting domains is configured to contact the head of the wearer when the headwear is worn on a human head; and a channel configured to facilitate air flow between a space above the sweatband and a space below the sweatband when the headwear is worn on a human head, wherein the channel is defined by at least one recessed domain and each one of the at least one recessed domain is defin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Innovision Headwear Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Norman Higgins
  • 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: 20140259286
    Abstract: A head band comprises a band portion and a tightening portion. The band portion has a first band and a second band, wherein an outer surface of the first band opposes an inner surface of the second band. The head band further comprises at least one spacer between the first and the second band forming a gap between the first band and the second band. The tightening portion has a strap and a tightener configured to tighten the strap, wherein the strap is hingedly connected at approximately each end of the band portion. Other embodiments of the head band, and visors, caps, and hats incorporating the head band, are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Alf Wear dba Kuhl
    Inventor: Kevin BOYLE
  • Publication number: 20140237703
    Abstract: A padded headband. The padded headband includes a padding material. The padded headband also includes a cloth covering surrounding the padding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Tateo
  • Publication number: 20140223636
    Abstract: A two-sided, reversible sun visor hat featuring retaining straps on the crown to secure a pair of glasses, when not in use, and an elastic headband for versatile fitment. The bill of the reversible sun visor is constructed from durable materials that retain their original shape and thus may be folded, crumpled, and washed without any permanent distortion to the bill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph A. LEON
  • Publication number: 20140201885
    Abstract: A removable and disposable cap or hat liner. The removable and disposable liner having a front, central, and back portion allowing for curvature relief indentation for easy and convenient fitting inside a hat or cap, and more particularly baseball caps. The present invention also allows for easy packaging and assembly of the liner and further provides an easy method for shaping and inserting the liner into a hat or cap. The invention also provides better cushion for improved head and seal protection, enhanced thermal comfort, and improved ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Rackerby
  • Publication number: 20140137311
    Abstract: Innovative hat bills can include a relatively stiff body member in combination with a pressure-distribution member. The pressure distribution member can be configured to reduce or eliminate concentrations of pressure applied to a wearer's head, improving comfort and fit compared to conventional head wear. In some embodiments, the pressure-distribution member comprises a viscoelastic material. Disclosed hat bills can include a member defining one or more apertures configured to promote airflow over a wearer's head. Such airflow can promote evaporation of perspiration, cooling a wearers head. Additionally or alternatively, such airflow can reduce a pressure gradient from one side (e.g., an underside) of the bill to another side (e.g., an upper side) of the bill, reducing a likelihood that the headwear will be blown off a wearer's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Fox Head, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillermo Sandoval
  • Patent number: 8713718
    Abstract: A headgear support that comprises a headband and a pad. The headband has a first end and a second end and forms a substantially closed perimeter having a length which is selectively adjustable. The pad is pivotally connected to the headband such that the pad is disposed within the substantially closed perimeter and pivots relative to the headband about a pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Moelker
  • Publication number: 20140101811
    Abstract: An improved edge band for a protective helmet includes a flexible woven-fiber elongate band applied to the edge of a helmet shell. The elongate band is positioned such that side edges of the elongate band extend in intimately conforming contact along a surface contour of the helmet shell. The edge band includes a matrix material in contact with fibers of the elongate band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventor: David Charles Rogers
  • 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: 20140059740
    Abstract: A sweat absorber according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first sweat absorber extended in a head circumferential direction and a second sweat absorber partially surrounding the first sweat absorber and formed of a different material having a different strechability, and the sweat absorber is highly stretchable, provides wearing comfort, improves sweat absorbing capability, is quick drying, and has antibacterial and deodorization functions, and provides a temperature control function to maintain a constant temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: YUPOONG, INC.
    Inventor: BYOUNG-WOO CHO
  • Publication number: 20130340143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-absorbing envelope capable of suppressing wet hair with ease and effectively absorbing water therefrom, which comprises a continuous spiral tube consisting of an elastic part and a water-absorbing fabrics, an opening end of said elastic water-absorbing head wrap configured to be extended along a hair length; characterized in that said elastic water-absorbing head wrap being able to extend in length and to absorb water as characteristics thereof such that an inner diameter of said elastic water-absorbing wrap enwraps hair longitudinally to effectively absorb water from wet hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kazumi Fujikura
  • Publication number: 20130340142
    Abstract: Headwear in which a storage area or pocket is formed in one side of the hat portion where an accessory is stored in the pocket when not in use. The free end of the accessory can be removed from the pocket by the wearer and pulled across the wearer's face after which the free end of the accessory is detachably secured to an opposite side of the hat portion so that the accessory remains positioned over the wearer's face. After use, the free end of the accessory is detached from the hat portion and returned for storage in the pocket. The invention is described in an embodiment for use in a ski hat in which the accessory is a goggle. Also described is the provision of a non-permeable layer in the hat portion that prevents moisture from reaching the goggle to prevent it from fogging up during its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Saladino
  • Publication number: 20130318685
    Abstract: A curtained headwear. The curtained headwear can include a head engaging portion adapted to engage a portion of a wearer's head, and a curtain portion coupled to and extending downwardly from the head engaging portion, wherein the curtain engaging portion encloses the wearer's face and extends from the head engaging portion to the upper torso of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Ross Benjamin WOOD
  • Publication number: 20130305432
    Abstract: A headband including an inside surface and an outside surface and at least one cushion, wherein the cushion is removably attachable to the outside surface of the headband, wherein the cushion is slidably adjustable along the headband, is disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory K. Thomson
  • 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
  • HAT
    Publication number: 20130263357
    Abstract: Provided is a hat formed from a single piece of fabric. The single piece of fabric comprises parallel regions of fabric including first and second headband regions and at least one intermediate region. The headband regions are joined at their ends to form a headband and the intermediate region forms the crown of the hat. The headband regions and the at least one intermediate region are of differing stiffness and/or thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ABURNET LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard John Stacey Burnet, Paul David Michael Parsons, Keith Gordon Simpkin