Having Crown And Horizontally Extending Visor (e.g., Baseball Cap, Etc.) Patents (Class 2/195.1)
  • Patent number: 10820642
    Abstract: A garment attachment assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of garment attachment modules each having an elongated support member, a garment attachment provided on an inner side of the support member, an accessory attachment provided on the outer side of the support member, and a coupling mechanism for coupling adjacent supports in an end-to-end configuration. Adjacent garment attachment modules can thus be coupled to adjust an overall length of the garment attachment assembly to fit a garment, and allow an accessory to be attached thereto. Corresponding method for securing an accessory to a garment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wolfie Furs Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Fudem
  • Patent number: 10791786
    Abstract: A football helmet including a one-piece outer shell defining an exterior and an interior. The shell includes a plurality of slots penetrating at least partially through the shell from the exterior to the interior of the shell. Each slot may be disposed adjacent to at least one other slot and each pair of adjacent slots defines an energy absorbing beam portion between the adjacent slots. Each beam portion is configured to deform and absorb energy when the exterior of the shell is impacted from a normal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin V. Booher, Sr., Benjamin V. Booher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10697736
    Abstract: A ballistic garment includes a fabric cap and a plurality of flexible ballistic panels. Each of the plurality of flexible ballistic panels has a bottom edge and an acutely pointed head that is spaced from the bottom head. The acutely pointed head of each of the plurality of flexible ballistic panels is positioned adjacent a top portion of the fabric cap. The bottom edge of each of the plurality of flexible ballistic panels positioned adjacent a bottom portion of the fabric cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel F. Saad
  • Patent number: 10633216
    Abstract: An earphone cable holder comprises a base having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a central portion, wherein the central portion is sufficiently flexible that the first end portion can be folded over the second end portion and wherein the central portion is sufficiently wide and sufficiently rigid to allow an earphone cable to be wound around it. The earphone cable holder further comprises a magnet on the first end portion and a material on the second end portion that is attracted to the magnet. A cable connecting mechanism is positioned on the central portion. In use, an earphone cable may be connected to the cable connecting mechanism and the first end portion and the second end portion may clasp onto a material positioned therebetween by magnetic attraction. In another version, a material on the central portion exerts a grabbing effect on a cable passing through the central portion. The earphone cable holder may also include a decorative member on which a decorative feature can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Kegham Tamamian
  • Patent number: 10561183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating an image on a fabric includes creating a first layer of fabric having an image printed in a first color and a background printed in a second color; creating shapes printed over a top of the image, the shapes being the second color; creating a second layer of fabric having openings extending therethrough; aligning the second layer over a top of the first layer such that the shapes are positioned underneath the openings; and shifting the first layer relative to the second layer such that the image at least partially shows through the openings due to the shifting of the openings away from the shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Adam Conard
  • Patent number: 10098399
    Abstract: A disposable visor to be worn on a user's head comprises a substantially flat body made of a flexible sheet material. The flat body includes a bill section that projects forwardly from the user's head when the visor is worn by the user to shield the user's face from the sun and a head-band section that connects to the bill section and forms a continuous uninterrupted band that encircles the user's head. A head opening is formed in the flat body and is configured to receive the user's head. A plurality of flexible fingers surrounds the head opening and are adapted to engage the user's head when the visor is worn by the user. During use, the fingers bend upwardly when the visor is placed on the user's head to adjust the head opening to the size of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Kelly Bryant Smith
  • Patent number: 10076148
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a bespoke cap for covering and gathering dreadlocks. More specifically, two distinct fabric patterns are layered to form a cap. The first layer's fabric pattern is a crown having a front facing brim and a half oval cut into its rear surface. The crown provides a deep volume to accommodate a large amount of dreadlocks. The second layer is a five piece fabric pattern that is sewn onto and over the first layer. Both layers combine to provide an adjustable oval like aperture at the back of the cap, which allow dreadlocks to be covered and gathered naturally without being damaged. Top panels associated with the second layer have rear closing straps that cinch the aperture at an angle. Each top panel stretches and folds over the first layer's front facing brim to its underside, providing a stylish flat-cap appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Compton Alvin Belle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10058142
    Abstract: A headscarf with a medial headband that can be secured on a user's head in a variety of ways. The integrated headband allows for easy wearing, and prevents the headscarf from falling off the user's head. In addition to the headscarf being worn on one's head, it has a number of other useful applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Courtney Simmons
  • Patent number: 9877533
    Abstract: A headwear piece for comfortably wearing with lengthy hair has a hair opening for passing a bundle of a wearer's hair therethrough. The headwear piece features at least one elastic member spanning across the hair opening, each of which divides the hair opening into separate hair locating sections. The hair locating sections are usable for locating the bundle of hair at different positions on the head of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Mackenzie Rae Arnott
  • Patent number: 9402433
    Abstract: Visors and methods of using a soft type foam visor having a brim and headband formed from a pliable and flexible material, such as but not limited to EVA which includes ethylene vinyl acetate, with or without patterns of through-holes and partial cutouts for allowing accessories such as labels, charms, badges, puncture tool and sunglass/eyeglass supports and the like, to be plugged into the holes and cut-outs and easily removable and interchangeable with other accessories. A removable rear head strap be attached to the visor, having a plurality of holes with fasteners to adjust the strap to different head sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Foamula Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel T. York
  • Patent number: 9370210
    Abstract: An audible necktie assembly provides an audible response at the press of a button for purposes of amusement and entertainment. The assembly includes an elongated necktie configured for being worn around a neck of a user. A pocket is coupled to the necktie. A housing is positioned within the pocket. A sound emitter is mounted in the housing and is configured to emit audible sound. A plurality of control buttons is provided and comprises outer buttons and inner buttons. Each of the inner buttons is electrically coupled to the sound emitter wherein manipulating a selectable one of the inner buttons causes the sound emitter to emit audible sound. Each of the outer buttons is positioned adjacent an associated one of the inner buttons when the housing is positioned within the pocket such that manipulation of a selectable one of the outer buttons activates an associated one of the inner buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Gil C. Botelho
  • Patent number: 9032555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a visor cap. It is an aim of the present invention to provide a visor cap which can widen a sun blocking area through variable visors and which enables a wearer to adjust the sun-blocking area while improving wearing comfort. To accomplish the aim, provided is a visor cap including a main body, a fixed visor, and a pair of variable visors hinged to both sides of an upper surface or a lower surface of the fixed visor, so as to vary the sun-blocking area, wherein each of the pair of variable visors includes: a first variable visor portion which is made of a textile material and one side of which is fixed at an edge of the fixed visor; and a second variable visor portion which is made of a synthetic resin material and which is coupled to the other side of the first variable visor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sung Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 9003570
    Abstract: A flip cap which has crown and bill portions, the bill having upper and lower members, at least one of the upper and lower portions having a surface capable of displaying information secured thereto when the upper and lower members are spaced-apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Sales Corp. (USA)
    Inventors: Jordan S. Kay, Neil J. Kay
  • Patent number: 8997265
    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: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: 2nd Skull, LLC
    Inventor: Federico Olivares Velasco
  • Publication number: 20150089709
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, the article or piece of clothing includes a hat having a crown and a bill extending outwardly from the crown. A wrap-around shoulder-length sun shade or sun screen is releasably coupled, by separating zippers, to the crown and bill of the hat. If the separating zippers are closed, the wrap-around shade or wrap around screen is connected to the crown and bill. If the separating zippers are open, the wrap-around sun shade or sun screen can be detached from the crown and/or the bill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Sheila Beverly DuCasse
  • Patent number: 8973166
    Abstract: An attachment for the edge of an extending brim of a baseball type cap or visor is disclosed which is mounted on the edge of the extending brim to protect or repair the edge. The attachment easily mounts on the brim of a cap or visor and remains securely thereon. The brim is inserted into a slot through the side and along the full length of the attachment. The slot has flared edges that permit the attachment to be easily attached to the brim edge. As the edge attachment is mounted on the edge of a cap or visor the flared edges are deformed outward creating a spring force that firmly holds the edge attachment on the brim. The edge attachment may have an extension that extends over the top of a brim to provide additional space for the display of words, graphics, etc. that are larger than can be displayed on the much narrower front or top edge of the attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle Engle
  • Publication number: 20150040291
    Abstract: A golf cap having a ball marker proposed in the present invention includes: a ball marker which has a first coupling portion having one surface formed with a plurality of male members, e.g., hooks, or female members, e.g., loops, and a second coupling portion which corresponds to the first coupling portion, and has a plurality of female members when one surface of the first coupling portion has a plurality of male members, or has a plurality of male members when the one surface of the first coupling portion has a plurality of female members, so that the ball marker is attached to and detached from the second coupling portion, thereby improving convenience when carrying and using the ball marker, and improving detachable function between the ball marker and the cap in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: BYOUNG-WOO CHO
  • Publication number: 20150013045
    Abstract: A ball catching hat for catching a ball may include an hemi spherical shell, a visor connected to the hemi spherical shell and the shell may include a pair of side straps connected to the outer surface of the hemi spherical shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Pamela Cox Coulter
  • Publication number: 20150000008
    Abstract: Provided is a baseball cap-type headwear in which a peak is provided in a front lower end of a head circumferential portion and a crown is connected to an upper end of the head circumferential portion, in which a front portion of the head circumferential portion is formed as an inclined surface that widens in an outward direction of the headwear as the inclined surface advances toward a lower end, a void is formed between the peak and the head circumferential portion, and the central portion of one end of the peak is positioned on an inner side of the headwear more than the front lower end of the head circumferential portion, and at least the front portion of the head circumferential portion and the peak are integrally molded from a synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Syoji Shirai
  • Publication number: 20140338098
    Abstract: An article of headwear includes a crown and a bill. The bill defines an inner edge that is operably coupled to the crown. The bill projects away from the crown and terminates at an outer edge. The bill includes a stiffener that stiffens the outer edge. The stiffener is spaced from the crown to define a cavity within the bill between the stiffener and the crown. The stiffener has a first longitudinal end that is adjacent the inner edge, a second longitudinal end that is adjacent the inner edge, an intermediate portion that is disposed between the first longitudinal end and the second longitudinal end, a top side, and a bottom side. A cross section of the stiffener is substantially constant in the intermediate portion between the first and second longitudinal ends, and one of the top and bottom sides is flat in cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Erika R. Kelly, Kraig Nelson, Ian S. Saiki
  • Publication number: 20140338097
    Abstract: A flip cap which has crown and bill portions, the bill having upper and lower members, at least one of the upper and lower portions having a surface capable of displaying information secured thereto when the upper and lower members are spaced-apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jordan S. Kay, Neil J. Kay
  • Publication number: 20140259288
    Abstract: Paper-based hats and methods for making same are disclosed. For example, a visor component and a crown component may be obtained from at least one paper-based material, such as a paper-based beverage carton. A crown-visor structure may be formed by affixing at least a portion of a non-exposed surface of the crown component to at least a portion of an upper portion of an exposed surface of the visor component. A band may be affixed to at least a portion of the crown-visor structure to support the paper-based visor on a head of a wearer of the paper-based hat. The visor component and/or the crown component may include images that were printed on the source paper-based material that are visible to an observer of the paper-based hat being worn by a wearer thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Peter A. Montana, II
  • 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: 20140223637
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a bespoke cap for people with long dreadlocks or long un-matted hair. The cap covers long dreadlocks in an aesthetically pleasing way. The bespoke cap provides a deeper crown to accommodate a large volume of dreadlocks about a wearer's head, a wide oval aperture, and an adjustable closure set at a unique angle at the rear of the cap that, together, allows locks to be gathered more naturally without being constricted. The present invention addresses the special need to cover dreadlocks without damaging them and giving a cleaner profile and a more refined appearance than caps typically worn by persons with dreadlocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Compton Alvin Belle, JR.
  • Patent number: 8782815
    Abstract: A baseball cap including features for stabilizing the cap in a moving stream of air. The cap includes a modified bill having a downforce generator configured to create a relatively stagnate recirculation zone between the downforce generator and the head covering. This recirculation zone tends to negate the lifting effect found in prior art bills. The invention preferably includes a vent through the bill. The vent is located behind the downforce generator, to connect the underside of the bill to the recirculation zone formed in the wake of the downforce generator. The vent is selectively closed by a flexible flap. The flap remains closed to prevent rain from passing through the vent. However, if pressure beneath the bill significantly exceeds pressure above the bill, the vent opens to equalize the pressure. This action prevents the creation of a net lifting force which might lift the cap off the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas H. Greene, Jr.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8763163
    Abstract: Visor assemblies using a soft type foam visor formed from a pliable and flexible material, such as but not limited to ethylene vinyl acetate, having patterns of through-hole and partial cutouts hole that allow for accessories such as labels, charms, badges, and the like, to be plugged into the openings and easily removable and interchangeable with other accessories. The visor assemblies use a removable rear head strap having a plurality of holes with rivets that allow the strap to adjust about different head sizes. A puncture tool will turn a partial cutout into a complete throughhole cutout. The puncture tool is mountable into a cutout hole. An adapter is mountable to support sunglasses/eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Foamula Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Johns
  • Patent number: 8726420
    Abstract: A visor configuration for inside the brim of a baseball cap, that solves the problem of discomfort due to pressure against a baseball cap wearer's forehead, by providing a mechanism that enables a single, continuous piece of visor material with a T-shaped cut out space in the visor's middle section and two arched shaped cut out spaces in the visor's sides to have a cushioning effect as a result of newly allowed motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michel Uitermarkt
  • Patent number: 8640264
    Abstract: By adding a second smaller bill under the main bill of a cap and creating a gap from the front to the back between the two bills, the two bills create a curved shape that acts like an airfoil and allows the free flow of air over a wearer's forehead, inducing a cooling effect. Besides the benefit of a cooling effect, the appearance of the hat is such that an observer looking at someone wearing it would not be able to tell there was anything overtly different about the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jon Vincent Ramer
  • Patent number: 8627515
    Abstract: A high fashion, crushable, lightweight, collapsible hat using a method of construction that produces a blockable, washable, stylish, comfortable, pliable, breathable hat, that maintains its original shape or can be easily restored to its original shape. The hat employs an open-cell foam material and a plurality of woven materials in a lamination, all materials being breathable and lightweight and as well as a method of construction that is versatile and usable for countless variations is style. The lamination is blockable even when fabrics that are not traditionally blockable are used. A stitching pattern of topstitching forms a plurality of sacs that maintain the original shape of the hat after blocking by creating an air bubble matrix structure that refills after crushing. Optional trim elements are constructed from the lamination using the stitching pattern to create a wide variety of high fashion hats styles with flat or peaked crowns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Harold Lamont Scott
  • Patent number: 8621667
    Abstract: An item of headgear comprised of a visor bill attached to a square piece of cloth along the diagonal of the cloth and slightly below the center of the cloth. The visor bill is encased in a pocket-shaped visor bill cover before it is stitched to the square piece of cloth. The present invention can be worn as a visor, or it can be opened up and wrapped over the top of the head to form the shape of a more traditional hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Kordon
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8590062
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in creating a zone of conditioned air on or near a person's body comprising: a blower unit configured to produce a flow of conditioned air; an air delivery system that is detachably connected to and is in flow communication with the blower unit, the said air delivery system having at least one outlet for discharging air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Honey Gupta
  • Publication number: 20130298309
    Abstract: A hat system relating to reducing and/or eliminating physical interferences between hat bills and eyewear rims by the introduction of strategic hat bill cutouts along the periphery of the bill as a means for providing additional physical clearance for user-chosen eyewear. Additionally, users of the preferred hat system may also take advantage of bill cutouts as a means to secure eyewear on the face during sports, or other moments of high activity. Further, the hat system incorporates a camouflage covering to camouflage such strategic hat bill cutouts. Even further, the hat system provides unique design elements provided by geometrically-shaped bill cutouts in combination with, or without, coverings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Paul David Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8549669
    Abstract: The combination of a headwear piece, at least one object, and a tether. The headwear piece has a crown with a surface for engaging a wearer's head to maintain the headwear piece in an operative position on the wearer's head. The at least one object has an identification thereon that relates to at least one of: a) an event; b) a location; c) an institution; d) a product; e) a service; f) a person; g) an animate object; h) an inanimate object; i) a team; and j) a participant in an event. The tether maintains the at least one object on the headwear piece. An identification on the headwear piece is coordinated with the identification on the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Kronenbeger
  • Patent number: 8516618
    Abstract: A headwear having a selectively adjustable visor is disclosed. The headwear includes a crown for covering at least a portion of a wearer's head. A visor is attached to the crown and includes a visor cover disposed over a unitary visor body. The visor body has a first surface and an opposing second surface to define a uniform thickness. The visor body is configured with at least one slit formed therein. The at least one slit defines a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion is transitional relative to the proximal portion between a first position and a second position. The slit allows the distal portion of the visor to adjust relative to the proximal portion, thereby to enhancing the visor appearance of the headwear and providing a better shade to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Otto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Adams, Fong-Min Chang
  • Publication number: 20130212778
    Abstract: A rollable sun cap having a visor (10) having a body (10a) having upper and lower outer skins (13 and 14) adapted to cover the upper and lower portions of a core material thereof and a finishing edge (16) coupled by sewing to the outer circumference of the body (10a) and a band type hair portion (20) provided on the inner circumference of the visor (10) and having male and female magic tapes (24 and 25) detachably mounted on both ends thereof, the rollable sun cap including: adhesive surfaces (13a) formed on the inner surfaces of the upper and lower outer skins (13 and 14) facing the core material; and band type core materials (11) provided as the core material of the body (10a) of the visor (10)
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Bok Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8491146
    Abstract: An embodiment of a baseball-style cap and stereo combination having a crown, a brim/bill, a sweatband, and two amplified stereo speakers concealed within the brim/bill is disclosed. The stereo components including a circuit board, an amplifier and battery are concealed within an inner surface and/or inner space defined as the area between the lowermost inner surface area of the crown and the inner surface of the sweatband when pulled apart from one another. Also included are wires connecting the battery to the circuit board and wires connecting the amplifier to the speakers both of which are concealed within the sweatband. A stereophonic music generator sends a music signal which is provided to the amplifier by any suitable means of communication, like an audio cord or wireless by means of infrared or Bluetooth wireless technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: John G. Seade
  • Patent number: 8479319
    Abstract: A head-covering apparatus is disclosed, which extends over the top of a human head and down its sides and toward the back of the neck. The apparatus has a forward extending portion with two pocket-style openings, the first pocket for receiving a flexible material that makes up the head-covering portion of the apparatus, and the second pocket for receiving the visor or bill of a baseball-style hat. The apparatus can be affixed to the visor/bill of a baseball-style hat and used in two different configurations: in the first configuration, the invention is “unfurled” so that its flexible material covers the human head and portions of the baseball hat; in the second configuration, the invention is compacted such that its flexible material is rolled or folded into a small compacted size, and then placed into the second pocket of the forward extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: James C. Erhardt
  • Publication number: 20130117906
    Abstract: A bill 3 or stiffening member for a bill for headwear 1, such as a baseball cap, having first and second opposed surfaces and including a retaining means 9 arranged to automatically retain the bill in either of a first curved state in which the first side of the bill is convex and the second side concave and a second, oppositely, curved state in which the first side is concave and the second side is convex when the bill it urged towards the first or second states respectively. The retaining means may be a curved, resilient, elongate member such as a rod 9. The retaining means may be secured to a flexible sheet of material 6. The sheet of material may also be resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HATS LIFE LIMITED
    Inventors: Ivor Ponting, Stuart Thomas Robertson
  • Publication number: 20130111649
    Abstract: A cap having a crown and an arch-shaped visor which has a front edge, a rear edge attached to the crown, and a pair of oppositely disposed side edges wherein each side edge has an inwardly extending notch positioned therein so as to allow the top of the lens holder part of an eye glass frame to be seated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel J. Sirianni
  • Patent number: 8434165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wooden patch and a manufacturing method thereof using a laser. The wooden patch is adhered to clothes, shoes, and headgear as an accessory. In the manufacturing method, since a predetermined pattern is processed on the wooden patch by a laser, the wooden patch may be cut out without cracks or thermal transformation, raised and depressed portion may be variously formed, and grayscales may be realized. In addition, since a resin patch portion is provided to a rear surface of the wooden patch and the wooden patch is adhered to a product by a self-adhesive characteristic or a thermal process, a fabric panel may not be deteriorated, and a wearer may not be hurt. Further, environmentally-friendly beauty may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 8418266
    Abstract: A hat having one or more portions of synthetic hair extending therethrough and/or secured to the hat to give the appearance of a person wearing a hat and having his or her real hair visibly showing. The hat can be a baseball style cap, Preferably, the synthetic hair can appear as a ponytail or one or more pig tails. The hat is ideal for persons who have experienced permanent or temporary hair loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia Pike
  • Publication number: 20130007944
    Abstract: This All Season Machine and/or Hand Washable Baseball Cap consists of an inner “hat” or “Scalp Wrapper” 1 made of tension flexed stretchable porous material design built inside the outer cap 3. The front of the cap 6 consists of a chamber 7 (FIG. 3) encasing a removable “Hard Flap” 7b (FIG. 5) which is removable. Once the “Hard Flap” is removed the cap can be hand or machine washed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Amadou Touray
  • Patent number: 8316467
    Abstract: A cap, hat or other head covering, with pockets for carrying an MP3 player or other portable audio device and the wires and other related accessories. One of the pockets is structured to secure an audio device and the other pocket is structured to secure the headphone wires therein. By disposing the pockets on the headgear, the audio device is in close proximity to the wearer's head, thereby minimizing the length of wire extended between the audio device and the headphones or earplugs and allowing the wearer to perform a desired activity without the wires getting in the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Foust, Fabrizio Cabianca
  • Publication number: 20120278971
    Abstract: An item of headgear comprised of a visor bill attached to a square piece of cloth along the diagonal of the cloth and slightly below the center of the cloth. The visor bill is encased in a pocket-shaped visor bill cover before it is stitched to the square piece of cloth. The present invention can be worn as a visor, or it can be opened up and wrapped over the top of the head to form the shape of a more traditional hat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Kordon
  • Patent number: 8266722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cap bill plate having multiple-layers. The multiple layer of the cap bill plate includes three layers, a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer includes a reflective layer thereby providing greater visibility. Since the second layer is totally foamed so as to reduce its weight, the cap wearer will feel better comfort. Besides, the third layer includes a moldable material which allows itself to be shaped in any desired structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Tai-Kuang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120227160
    Abstract: A toboggan style hat includes a removable visor, as well as novel means for removable attachment thereto. In a preferred embodiment, the visor member includes a pair of arms that extend rearwardly from the bill, and the hat includes a pair of holes on an underside thereof. Each hole serves as an opening for an inner sleeve, so that when a user wishes to attach the visor to the hat, the arms of the visor slide into the holes and along the inside of the sleeves in order to properly position the visor with respect to the hat and face. In one embodiment, a series of snaps are positioned on an outer portion of the visor, and correspond with a series of snaps that are positioned on an inner portion of the hat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: John C. MCGOOGAN