Head Size Adjustment Patents (Class 2/183)
  • Patent number: 10405599
    Abstract: Provided is a protective headgear that includes a first shell section, second shell section, third shell section, and fourth shell section. The first shell section is configured to extend about a head of the user, and include a first central portion, a first strap and a second strap that extend from the first shell section. The first central portion includes a first protective layer and a second protective layer disposed atop the first protective layer. The second shell section is configured to extend about a jaw of the user, and include a second central portion, a third strap and a fourth strap that extend from the second shell section. The third shell section is connected to the first shell section by the first strap and the third strap, and the fourth shell section is connected to the second shell section by the second strap and the fourth strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Falcon Helmet Design & Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario R. Mercado, Jr., Richard Walker
  • Patent number: 10277975
    Abstract: Devices and apparatus of adjusting curvature of a headband of a headset are disclosed. Some embodiments include a stiffening frame that is flat or arcuate. The apparatus can include a holder that attaches the frame to the headband. The frame and the holder interact with a headband of a headset to adjust curvature of the headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HEDSET, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Robert Monaghan
  • Patent number: 10172745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses configured to bond elastic laminates together between a rotating drum and anvil. The drum includes a fluid nozzle and a press member. As such, a first elastic laminate and a second elastics laminate may be advanced in a machine direction onto the rotating drum. A fluid is heated to a temperature sufficient to partially melt substrate layers of the first and second elastic laminates. As the drum rotates, the press member shifts radially outward from the drum wherein a length, L, of the pattern surface extends in the cross direction across a plurality of elastic strands of first and/or second elastic laminates. And the partially melted portion of the substrate layers of the first and second elastic laminates and the plurality of elastic strands are then bonded together by being compressed between the pattern surface and the anvil roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Kazuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10092084
    Abstract: A food and beverage tray head gear for conveniently carrying food and beverages hands free. The food and beverage tray head gear includes a hat having a crown and a brim disposed about the crown. The hat has a bottom with a head-receiving cavity disposed through the bottom and into the crown. The present invention also includes a tray removably supported upon the hat for carrying food and beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: David Conlan Celebrero
  • Patent number: 10010455
    Abstract: A bonding and slitting device is adapted to form fin seams in absorbent articles having a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region extending between the front waist region and the back waist region. The device includes a first bonding member and a second bonding member having a contact element configured to cooperate with the first bonding member to bond the front region of the chassis to the back region to define the fin seams. A slitter is configured to simultaneously act on material outboard of the bonds from both the front and back regions of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Schoultz, Joseph J. Sina, Marcille Faye Ruman, Kathy Irene Bennett, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Daniel Marvin Nussbaum, Lori Roocks
  • Patent number: 9867571
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus for wearing on a head of a user, the apparatus has a band assembly comprising an outer band member comprising outer band ends joined by a curved outer band portion of a curve generally shaped to correspond to the user's forehead; a flexible inner band member comprising inner band ends joined by a curved inner band portion of a curve generally shaped to correspond to the user's forehead, the inner band member is attached to the outer band member at least by each inner band end respectively attached to a respective one of the outer band ends; at least one brainwave sensor disposed inwardly along the curved inner band portion to provide a flexible conductive surface; and a deformable attachment that connects the flexible inner band member to the outer band, the deformable attachment allowing the inner band to conform to the user's forehead shape, the deformable attachment having a biasing component to urge the at the at least one brainwave sensor towards the user's forehead when worn by the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERAXON INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Aimone, Trevor Coleman, Ariel Stephanie Garten, Samuel Thomas MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9820523
    Abstract: An adjustment device of the position of a first part with respect to a second part, comprising an adjustment button mounted movable in translation inside a groove provided in the second part, and a blocking part having a locked position in which the blocking part prevents the first part from translating along the groove, and a locked position in which the blocking part enables the first part to translate along the groove, the adjustment button translating along the groove to move the blocking part to the unlocked position and to translate the first part along the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Antonin Gaudillere
  • Patent number: 9781966
    Abstract: Helmet comprising an outer shell having left and right side portions, inner padding configured to be located between the left and right side portions and a wearer's head, and a lateral adjustment device for adjusting the helmet's fit. The lateral adjustment device is between the outer shell and the inner padding and comprises a first leg with a distal end fixed to the outer shell or the inner padding; a second leg; a connecting leg portion interconnecting the first and second legs; a third leg with a distal end mounted to the second leg; and an actuator for moving the second leg between first and second positions with respect to the third leg while pivoting the connecting leg portion such that the first and second legs are movable from a first orientation to a second orientation. In the second orientation, the first and second legs lie in spaced planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASCADE MAVERIK LACROSSE, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Brine, III, Jonathan Baker, Eric Darnell, Steve Moore, Joel Robinson, Barclay Moore, Romeo Graham, Luc Boucher, Rob Watters, John Tutton
  • Patent number: 9320655
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing absorbent articles includes folding each of the absorbent articles about a fold line generally bisecting the article such that front and back waist regions of the articles are positioned in facing relationship, and simultaneously bonding and one of trimming and weakening the front and back waist regions adjacent each opposing side edge of the article to form a pair of fin seams. A bonding and slitting device adapted to form fin seams in absorbent articles includes a first bonding member; and a second bonding member having a contact element configured to cooperate with the first bonding member to bond a front region of the article to the back region to define the fin seams, and a slitter configured to simultaneously act on material outboard of the bonds from both the front and back regions of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Schoultz, Joseph J. Sina, Marcille Faye Ruman, Kathy Irene Bennett, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Daniel Marvin Nussbaum, Lori Roocks
  • Publication number: 20150089715
    Abstract: A cap is constructed using multiple uni-axially stretchable woven gore fabric all of which are connected to a crown portion. A single-layer headband is stretchable along a peripheral edge and at 45 degree angles to the crown portion and is connected to the lower peripheral exterior edge of the crown portion. A narrow, highly-stretchable flat band of woven material that is stretchable along the peripheral edge of the crown portion and at 45 degree angles to the peripheral edge of the crown portion is connected and stretchable to the lower peripheral interior edge of the crown portion. The headband, lower peripheral edge of the crown portion and narrow, highly stretchable flat band are then folded upward into the crown portion. These three components are then connected with a loose single-needle stitching to allow for maximum materials stretch along the peripheral axis and at 45 degree angles to the peripheral axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Chi Wong Dalen Chan
  • Patent number: 8984671
    Abstract: A head-mounted device to be worn on a user's head includes a first pressing member to press, for example, an occipital region, a second pressing member to press, for example, a parietal region, and first and second linear members connected to the first and second pressing members respectively. The first and second linear members are guided so that a change in lengths of the first and second linear members causes the first and second pressing members to move in the first and second directions respectively. An adjustment unit to adjust the lengths of the first and second linear members includes first and second wind-up units connected to a rotational operation member and to wind up the first and second linear members respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yasuda, Takaaki Nakabayashi, Toshiki Ishino, Toshiyuki Okuma, Yoshihiro Saito, Kazuhide Miyata, Hiroshi Komatsu
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8650665
    Abstract: There is provided a bottom periphery length adjustment mechanism usable for apparel in which a very high importance is attached to design of appearance. The length adjustment mechanism comprises a slide adjuster. The slide adjuster comprises a band and a buckle that are formed of a synthetic resin. An engagement claw of the buckle is engaged with a serrated engagement groove provided on the outer surface of the band so that, in an engaged state, the band freely approaches the buckle but cannot retract. The buckle is fixed to the backside of the bottom. When the band approaches the buckle, the periphery of the bottom shrinks while, when the band moves away from the buckle, the periphery of the bottom expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Builmatel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Syoji Shirai
  • Publication number: 20140033405
    Abstract: A headgear adjustment mechanism is provided that includes a worm having a central axis of rotation, a first headband element, a second headband element, a spur gear, and a housing. The first headband element includes (i) a worm rack disposed in operative engagement with the worm, and (ii) a first pinion rack. The second headband element includes a second pinion rack. The spur gear is disposed in simultaneous operative engagement with the first pinion rack and the second pinion rack, and the housing at least partially encloses the first and second headband elements. During operation of the adjustment mechanism, rotation of the worm about the axis of rotation causes the first headband element and the second headband element to translate in opposite directions with respect to the worm, thereby adjusting a fit of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: David Charles Rogers, Duco W. Noordzij, Peter L. Stokes, Leonard Manfred Koenig
  • Publication number: 20130318686
    Abstract: The present invention is an article of headwear that is adjustable so as to accommodate a wide range of head sizes comprised of at least a crown portion that substantially covers scalp of the wearer. Proximate the lowest edge of the crown portion is a headband permanently affixed thereto that is stretchable in all directions. The headband is comprised of elastic woven into a diamond like pattern so that it is capable of stretching and returning substantially to its original size. The ends of the band may be attached to each other so as to make a complete circumference around the lowest edge of the crown portion of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HEADMOST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: PO LUNG YANG
  • Publication number: 20130247274
    Abstract: The present invention is an article of headwear that is adjustable so as to accommodate a wide range of head sizes comprised of at least a crown portion that substantially covers scalp of the wearer. Proximate the lowest edge of the crown portion is a headband permanently affixed thereto that is stretchable in all directions. The headband is comprised of a ribbon of stretchable rubber that may be fully or partially enclosed within one or more pieces of the same or different strength stretchable material. In all embodiments of the present invention, the ends of the rubber band and stretchable material may be attached so as to make a complete circumference around the lowest edge of the crown portion of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HEADMOST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: PO LUNG YANG
  • Patent number: 8478386
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AccuVein Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, David Hunt, Mark Mock, Graham Marshal, Stephen P. Conlon, Bob Roth
  • Publication number: 20130145519
    Abstract: A stretchable cap having a size controller according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a crown portion stretchable to at least one direction, a sweat absorbing portion disposed in a lower portion of the crown portion to absorb sweat and stretchable to at least one direction, and a size controller provided for the crown portion adjusting the size of the cap to fit a wearer's head. With such a configuration, the stretchable cap provided with the size controller offers the superior wearing comfort without causing either pressure or looseness to the head of a wearer. The size controller, after being adjusted at a predetermined size, can control the cap to fit the wearer's head as the crown portion and the sweat absorbing portion positioned along the lower edge of the crown are formed to be stretchable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: YUPOONG, INC.
    Inventor: BYOUNG-WOO CHO
  • Patent number: 8402564
    Abstract: A fitting system for a hat includes a band configured to be coupled to the hat; and a resilient member disposed within at least a portion of the band. The resilient member includes a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion between the first and second ends. A crown extension and a crown extension bottom edge extend downwardly below a circumferential bottom edge of the hat wherein the resilient member is only positioned within a front band portion, a first side band portion, a second side band portion, and the crown extension. The first side band portion and the second side band portion are adapted to attach to the crown to form side gaps. Each of the side gaps are designed to receive the top portion of the user's ear so that the hat is designed to sit lower on the user's head without impinging upon the user's ears while the hat is being worn. A system and method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ann-Marie Duwyn-Zylstra
  • Patent number: 8375469
    Abstract: A hat includes a crown, a band and a resilient member. The crown includes a front having a first height; a rear having a second height wherein the second height is greater than the first height; an interior including a forward portion; an exterior including a rearward portion; and a circumferential bottom edge separating the interior and exterior. The band is coupled to the interior of the crown. The resilient member includes a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion between the first and second ends, wherein the first end extends through the exterior rearward portion of the crown, and wherein the second end extends through the exterior rearward portion of the crown, and wherein the intermediate portion is positioned between the band and the interior of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Ann-Marie Duwyn-Zylstra
  • Patent number: 8359672
    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: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Moelker
  • Patent number: 8348448
    Abstract: Headgear for mounting a headlight on a surgeon's head includes a headband and a stabilizer. The headband encircles the wearer's head and the stabilizer is connectable to a rear section of the headband for engaging and cradling a substantial portion of at least a lower back region of a wearer's head when the headgear is worn by the wearer. The stabilizer includes a peripheral extending portion extending beneath the headband on opposite sides of the wearer's head corresponding to a location of a lower portion of an occipital bone of the wearer's head and a peripheral portion extending above the headband on opposite sides of the wearer's head corresponding to a location of a top of the occipital bone. The headgear can also include a connection element for removably connecting the stabilizer to the headband so that the headgear can be worn with or without the stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sunoptic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Walter Antonio Orozco, James D. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20120297521
    Abstract: There is provided a bottom periphery length adjustment mechanism usable for apparel in which a very high importance is attached to design of appearance. The length adjustment mechanism comprises a slide adjuster. The slide adjuster comprises a band and a buckle that are formed of a synthetic resin. An engagement claw of the buckle is engaged with a serrated engagement groove provided on the outer surface of the band so that, in an engaged state, the band freely approaches the buckle but cannot retract. The buckle is fixed to the backside of the bottom. When the band approaches the buckle, the periphery of the bottom shrinks while, when the band moves away from the buckle, the periphery of the bottom expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: BUILMATEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Syoji SHIRAI
  • Publication number: 20120278970
    Abstract: A hair style accommodating ball cap has an enlarged aperture in the rear of the crown that allows for a ponytail, french braid, or other hair clip or hair accessory to protrude therethrough. The width of the aperture in the back of the crown is at least seventy percent of the overall width of the cap crown. Furthermore, the height of the aperture in the back of the crown is at least ninety percent of the overall height of the crown of the cap. The top of the aperture is further constrained to lie behind the peak of the crown. There are closure straps at the back of the cap that accommodate a variety of head sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Ginny Bischel
  • Patent number: 8206327
    Abstract: A head massager includes a helmet (10) having a first parallel hoop (11) and a second parallel hoop (12) connected to each other for forming a ring surrounding the user's head. The helmet (10) has a first meridian hoop (21) and a second meridian hoop (22) connected to each other to form an arc structure and hang the head massager on user's head. The distance adjustment devices (3) are provided to connect the first parallel hoop (11), the second parallel hoop (12), the first meridian hoop (21), and the second meridian hoop (22) together for adjusting the size of the helmet (10) to provide a comfortable fit to user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Shenzhen Breeze Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xu Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 8185972
    Abstract: A head scarf with a crown portion and a tail portion is made by stitching together overlying front margin areas of body and lining pieces. This stitching is done along oppositely convex lines on both pieces, and these lines are brought into registry for sewing. One of the pieces is then folded to provide a convex edge of the stitched-together assembly, to place the pieces in face-to-face relation, and to give the assembly a three dimensional forehead-receiving shape in the vicinity of the front margin areas. A semicircular drawstring channel is formed, and the upper regions of the tail portion are drawn together while drawing the crown portion into a shape conforming to a wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Susan M Beausang
  • Publication number: 20120030858
    Abstract: An absorbent sleeve configured to rest above a shoulder of a user and enable a user to envelop a user's head, thereby enabling the user to absorb fluids disposed thereon by manual manipulation thereof, without the sleeve being in substantial contact with other parts of a user's body. The sleeve includes a cylindrical member having a looped layer of absorbent material. The cylindrical member includes a first aperture and a second aperture. The absorbent sleeve includes a first cinch loop coupled about the first aperture of the cylindrical member. The absorbent sleeve includes a second cinch loop coupled about the second aperture of the cylindrical member. The cylindrical member includes a waterproof layer disposed on an exterior surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Robert LaGrand Duffin
  • Patent number: 8065751
    Abstract: A moisture-absorbable hat includes: a crown made of a woven fabric including warp and weft textured charcoal fiber yarns, warp and weft non-charcoal fiber yarns which are not elastic and are not textured, and weft elastofiber yarns, the elastofiber yarns extending along a circumferential direction of the crown; and a sweatband attached to and extending along a circumferential open end of the crown and including warp and weft textured charcoal fiber yarns, and weft elastofiber yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Chung-Sen Chen
  • Publication number: 20110191939
    Abstract: An anti-slip elastic sweatband for cap includes a band body, and two anti-slip fabric tapes formed on the band body, wherein each of the anti-slip fabric tapes is wave-like ups and downs, and concavo-convex. The band body is strip-like, and has two first sides and two second sides, wherein a length of each of the first sides is larger than that of each of the second sides. The two anti-slip fabric tapes are spacedly aligned with each other at a direction of each of the first sides, a distance between one of the two anti-slip fabric tapes and an adjacent first side is equal to a distance between the other of the two anti-slip fabric tapes and another adjacent first side, in such a manner that the anti-slip elastic sweatband has a better anti-slip effect. Accordingly, even if the head does strenuous exercises, the cap will not easy to slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Xiaoyang Cheng
  • Patent number: 7930768
    Abstract: An interior shell component is in a generally hemispherical configuration. The interior shell component has a lower edge forming a generally circular equatorial opening. The interior shell component has a front and rear with sides. The rear has a generally oval-shaped hole. An exterior do-rag component is essentially coincident with the interior shell component. A tail has an upper end above the hole. The tail is formed as an extension of the exterior do-rag component. An adjustment strap is formed in the rear of the interior shell component and the exterior do-rag component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Larry L. Tyler
  • Patent number: 7926121
    Abstract: A system for providing a drawstring for an article of clothing or accessory having a front and a back and having a peripheral surface necessary to be tightened, the system including a semi-rigid crochet layer having a braided strands of a fibrous material defining a pattern in the article having openings which repeat at a number in a range of about 3 to about 8 per linear inch in all directions, and in which the openings of the layer define a range of between about 15 to about 35 percent of the entire surface of the crochet layer and a cord braided of filaments of a material more pliable than the braided strands of the crochet layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Michael J. Syphrit
  • Patent number: 7861322
    Abstract: Provided are a size adjuster and a headwear using the same having advantages of increasing exterior aesthetical features and automatically adjusting a circumference of a wearing portion of a headwear. The size adjuster may include: a first guide having one end connected to the wearing portion; a second guide having one end connected to the wearing portion corresponding to a position of the first guide; a case having an inner portion connected to the respective other ends of the first and second guides and where the first and second guides move through; and an elastic band extended or contracted by connecting to the first and second guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 7707656
    Abstract: A head scarf has a main body and a lining that are made of flat planar flaccid fabric. It has a crown for covering a wearer's head and a tail that hangs down from the rear of the crown. The lining has front and rear margin areas attached along their lengths to the main body. The end points of the front margin area of the lining are flush with the end points of the crown portion of the main body. The lining has its greatest length, measured longitudinally, in a central longitudinal plane of the scarf. The length of the lining fabric measured between the front and rear margin areas is greater, by differential amounts that decrease progressively toward the end points, than the linear distance between the front and rear margin areas to enhance the ability of the scarf to conform to the shape of a wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Susan M. Beausang
  • Publication number: 20100058514
    Abstract: A headwear piece having a crown with a plurality of gores, including first and second gores, that are joined at a connecting line at a first circumferential location on the crown. The gores cooperatively produce an inverted, cup-shaped receptacle into which a user's head can be directed. The crown has a bottom portion that extends at least partially around a wearer's head to embrace the wearer's head. A sweatband on the crown engages a wearer's head. The first and second gores are stretchable circumferentially away from the connecting line to thereby increase the diameter of the crown. The sweatband has a portion that is locally non-stretchable at the first circumferential location so that the sweatband and first and second gores are circumferentially stretchable together away from the first circumferential location in response to the direction of a user's head, with at least a predetermined effective diameter, into the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Ho-Seong Koh
  • Publication number: 20090255034
    Abstract: An adjustable headwear is shown, consisting of connecting multiple numbers of individual panels using zipper, Velcro or hook. In another example, it is also adjustable for size at more than one elevation (two or more). The panels are made of different material, natural fabric and/or synthetic textile. Panels are in one or different colors are inter-changeable to provide better fit, higher level of protection and enhanced stability. The hat is used with or without a rim or visor. The adjustment mechanisms are band and clasp, pins and matching holes or Velcro and are located in the bottom portion of the hat and between the bottom portion and the top of the hat. To provide higher degree of protection, the top part is made out of hard material, in another example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Wade Little, Rhett Little
  • Publication number: 20090255035
    Abstract: An adjustable headwear is shown, consisting of connecting multiple numbers of individual panels using zipper, Velcro or hook. In another example, it is also adjustable for size at more than one elevation (two or more). The panels are made of different material, natural fabric and/or synthetic textile. Panels are in one or different colors are inter-changeable to provide better fit, higher level of protection and enhanced stability. The hat is used with or without a rim or visor. The adjustment mechanisms are band and clasp, pins and matching holes or Velcro and are located in the bottom portion of the hat and between the bottom portion and the top of the hat. To provide higher degree of protection, the top part is made out of hard material, in another example. In another embodiment, it is a rimless hat. It may stand on its own structure, on any other object (i.e. it does not flatten out on a desk, for example).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Wade Little, Rhett Little
  • Patent number: 7581261
    Abstract: The present invention is headgear of the billed cap type where the cap can have a fixed size crown. The cap includes an integral two-piece headband or sweatband attached along a bottom of the cap crown on the inside of the crown. The headband includes a first piece, stretchable part located in a front portion of the cap associated with the bill or sun visor and a second piece, non-stretchable part located in the rear. The stretchable part is stretched and attached to the crown in tension along a lower edge, allowing the upper edge of the headband to relax, and incline toward the interior of the crown and away from a sidewall of the crown. This relaxed upper edge is ready to stretch to fit a varying head size while the cap is not distorted by any stretching of the headband. The range of head sizes that can be accommodated by the cap can be increased by providing an elastic visor that is also attached to the cap crown along the bottom peripheral edge of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Publication number: 20090064394
    Abstract: A hat comprising a bucket and a brim, which hat may have adjustable bucket diameter or brim configuration or both. The bucket diameter may be adjusted by a circumferential belt secured to the bucket by loops affixed to the latter. Length of the belt, as adjusted by modifying the length by which the belt overlaps itself, adjusts the diameter of bucket. The belt may have a fastening element such as hook and loop material to maintain the selected length. The configuration of the brim may be adjusted by for example manually bending or forming a metallic wire incorporated into the brim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: James Adam White
  • Publication number: 20080276350
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a size headwear including a head covering portion put on a head and a size tape member disposed on a lower portion of the head covering portion, the head covering portion has a single circumferential length, includes forming a single set of patterns for forming a single set of pieces of the head covering portion; cutting a fabric into the single set of pieces according to the single set of patterns; sewing the cut pieces with each other and connecting the size tape member along a circumferential direction on a lower portion of the sewed pieces to form a raw size headwear; and putting a raw size headwear on a plurality of thermoforming apparatuses to thermoform a size headwear, wherein the thermoforming apparatuses have the respective different sizes. The size headwear thermoformed in this manner may be inexpensively and easily produced and maintain a predetermined stereoscopic shape due to stiffness so that it may improve an esthetic sense without doing the ironing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Publication number: 20080184463
    Abstract: A cap-like head backing cover includes a plurality of types of cover components. The plurality of types of cover components include cover main body portions, and connecting means capable of separably connecting and combining the cover main body portions of one of the cover components to and with the cover main body portions of another at least one of the cover components. The cover main body portions of the plurality of types of cover components are connected to and combined with each other by the connecting means, to form the cap-like head backing cover which includes the plurality of types of cover components and is independent. With the helmet having this arrangement, even when a helmet wearer whose head shape is different from that of an average human head is to wear the helmet, the helmet can be matched to the head of the helmet wearer substantially optimally. The helmet size can be not only partially decreased but also partially increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Akira Sawabe
  • Publication number: 20080134414
    Abstract: Provided are a size adjuster and a headwear using the same having advantages of increasing exterior aesthetical features and automatically adjusting a circumference of a wearing portion of a headwear. The size adjuster may include: a first guide having one end connected to the wearing portion; a second guide having one end connected to the wearing portion corresponding to a position of the first guide; a case having an inner portion connected to the respective other ends of the first and second guides and where the first and second guides move through; and an elastic band extended or contracted by connecting to the first and second guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: YUPOONG, INC.
    Inventor: BYOUNG-WOO CHO
  • Publication number: 20080052805
    Abstract: A system for providing a drawstring for an article of clothing or accessory having a front and a back and having a peripheral surface necessary to be tightened, the system including a semi-rigid crochet layer having a braided strands of a fibrous material defining a pattern in the article having openings which repeat at a number in a range of about 3 to about 8 per linear inch in all directions, and in which the openings of the layer define a range of between about 15 to about 35 percent of the entire surface of the crochet layer and a cord braided of filaments of a material more pliable than the braided strands of the crochet layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Michael John Syphrit
  • Patent number: 7225811
    Abstract: To this end, the present invention comprises a headgear apparatus comprising a sleeve, a first strap portion and a second strap portion. The sleeve comprises a chin portion and a top portion. The top portion is integrally connected to the chin portion. The first strap portion is connected to a first part of the sleeve near the top portion. The second strap portion is connected to a second part of the sleeve near the chin portion. A nosepiece may be fastened to the headgear apparatus via the first strap portion and the second strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Sherrie E. Ruiz, Antonio R. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 7225475
    Abstract: Enhanced wearing comfort and a free-size feature of a hat may be achieved, without deteriorating exterior aesthetical features, when the hat includes a crown portion for being worn on a head of a wearer and an elastic brim formed by a plurality of fabric panels and combined to the crown portion, wherein the elastic brim includes a first fabric panel that is non-elastic and disposed as a most exterior panel among the plurality of fabric panels, a second fabric panel that is elastic and disposed as a most interior panel among the plurality of fabric panels, and sewing stitches combining the first and second fabric panels by sewing them along a circumferential direction in an outer portion of the elastic brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 7188375
    Abstract: A multi-component and multi-layer infant protective head covering including flexible layers and extensible connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Norman Richard Harrington
  • Patent number: 7188374
    Abstract: A hat member has a lower rim with a scarf attached thereto which extends between the temple areas around the back of the head. The scarf has and eye edge proximate the lower part of the eye sockets and extends from there to an area proximate the juncture of the neck with the torso or trunk. The scarf is loose and has folds under the chin so that a coat or other outer garment can be positioned and closed there over without restricting movement of the user. The scarf extends from the rim down proximate the nape of the neck to protect the back of the head and he rear of the neck. The hat member has a crown into which the scarf member can be positioned and stored while the hat is being worn. In turn the scarf may be moved between a stored position in the crown of the hat member and a deployed position removed from the crown and deployed over and about the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Carey
  • Patent number: 7036156
    Abstract: A head protection system includes an open-ended tubular cap band of flexible material for partially encircling the head of a wearer generally at the level of the wearer's forehead. A belt member is slidably received through the tubular cap band and adjusts to accommodate the size of the head of the wearer. A crown member of a partial hemispherical shape has an equator region attached to the tubular cap band. In one embodiment, the opposed ends of the belt member include mutually engageable closure devices for joinder to accommodate the wearer's head. In another instance, the belt member is continuous and composed of flexibly expansible material. In still another instance, an elongated air bladder of resilient rubber-like material is received through the cap band with an air pump connected to the interior of the air bladder to selectively fill the air bladder with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Jerdan Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome E. Lahman, Daniel L. Barry
  • Patent number: 6918139
    Abstract: An article of headwear is disclosed that is formed of a plurality of panels. At least one of the panels has an edge that includes an indentation that is stretched when securing the panels together. The stretching of the indentation prestretches a headband portion of the headwear, and enhances the comfort and fit of the headwear. An elastic element may also be secured to the panels and positioned within the headband to further enhance the comfort and fit of the headwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Washington Okot
  • Publication number: 20040226078
    Abstract: A head protection system includes an open-ended tubular cap band of flexible material for partially encircling the head of a wearer generally at the level of the wearer's forehead. A belt member is slidably received through the tubular cap band and adjusts to accommodate the size of the head of the wearer. A crown member of a partial hemispherical shape has an equator region attached to the tubular cap band. In one embodiment, the opposed ends of the belt member include mutually engageable closure devices for joinder to accommodate the wearer's head. In another instance, the belt member is continuous and composed of flexibly expansible material. In still another instance, an elongated air bladder of resilient rubber-like material is received through the cap band with an air pump connected to the interior of the air bladder to selectively fill the air bladder with air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Jerome E. Lahman, Daniel L. Barry