Of Particular, Peculiar Material Patents (Class 2/200.1)
  • Patent number: 10292443
    Abstract: A health suit for improving sweating and tanning in various weather conditions includes a transparent material that is configured to allow ultraviolet rays and infrared energy to pass through the material and penetrate the skin with minimal deflection or absorption by the material. The health suit may also include an anti-fog layer or other set of anti-fogging features, moisture absorbing material, and a heat retention feature to improve sweating and tanning in various weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TanRound LLC
    Inventor: Esteban Lopez
  • Patent number: 9215902
    Abstract: Visors formed from a pliable and flexible material, such as but not limited to EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) having 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: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Foamula Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Johns
  • Patent number: 9192203
    Abstract: A head covering includes a top fastened to a cylindrical wall. The bottom of the cylindrical wall is folded outwardly and upwardly to form a rim which is connected to a rear point of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Perthou
  • Patent number: 9125445
    Abstract: A hair extension for covering a bald region of a head of a user includes a wig having a hair portion, a resilient head band fixedly attached to the hair portion, and a fastener removably attached to the hair portion and adjustably mated to the head band. Notably, a portion of the head band as well as an entirety of the fastener each is seated beneath the hair portion and thereby not visible from an external line of sight directed to the hair portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tammy Bullock, Randy Bullock
  • Publication number: 20150082835
    Abstract: A composite waterproof breathable elastic hat comprising a knitted outer layer (5), and/or lining (6) and a waterproof breathable membrane hood (7) in which the waterproof breathable membrane hood (7) is attached to an attachment surface on the outside of the lining (6) and/or to an attachment surface on the inside of the outer layer (5). A method of manufacturing a composite waterproof breathable elastic hat and a die (8) for the manufacture of a composite waterproof breathable elastic hat are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Qian Xu
  • Patent number: 8863318
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing customer interest in head coverings. A set of actuating components are coupled to moveable elements of an active head covering, the moveable elements respond to operation of an actuating mechanism in a side extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Finn Alexander Strong
  • Patent number: 8852095
    Abstract: Headbands configured to provide pressure against a medical sensor secured to a patient's forehead are provided. The headbands may include one or more low friction materials to enable an elastic band of a tensioning mechanism to evenly stretch. Additionally or alternatively, the headbands may include two or more bands adapted to secure the headband to various portions of a patient's head. Still further, the headbands may be configured to independently vary the pressure created between two or more sensors and the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Friso Schlottau, Sarah Hayman, Charles Haisley, Andy S. Lin
  • Publication number: 20140223634
    Abstract: One example of a multi-layer fabric may include a PVA sponge layer, as well as a wicking layer disposed near the PVA sponge layer. The multi-layer fabric may be employed in clothing and/or other articles to facilitate achievement of a cooling effect relative to a wearer of the clothing or user of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: RealXGear
    Inventor: Chris Maher
  • 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: 8567021
    Abstract: A method for constructing a product comprising the steps of: providing a plurality of component parts fashioned from a flexible substrate material and having a flat profile when disassembled; forming apertures in the component parts to establish fastening points for facilitating product assembly, where each aperture has a single-component snap fastener mounted therein; integrally molding each snap fastener to include a female section and a male section; assembling the component parts by removably stackably affixing the fastener male sections of a first component part to the fastener female sections of a second component part, to form a self-supporting, three-dimensional product exoskeleton having flexibly curved surfaces; and returning the component parts to a flat profile upon disengaging the snap fasteners from the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen O. McCabe
  • Patent number: 8505116
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing customer interest in head coverings. A set of actuating components are coupled to moveable elements of an active head covering, the moveable elements respond to operation of an actuating mechanism in a side extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Finn Alexander Strong
  • Publication number: 20110277216
    Abstract: There is provided a fiber material whose production is effected by contacting a fiber substrate with an operative composition. The fiber substrate includes optically active particulate materials supported on a support material. The operative composition comprises 0.1% to 10% cross-linking agent, 0.1% to 5.0% polyolefin, 0.1% to 5.0% wetting agent, 0.0% to 8.0% aminofunctional silicone, 0.0% to 6.0% ionizing agent, 0.0% to 2.0% catalyst, and includes a pH of between 2.0 and 4.0. Textile materials including the above-described fiber material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Norman Higgins
  • Publication number: 20110126340
    Abstract: A transformable article of clothing wearable by a person in a plurality of configurations. According to various embodiments, a transformable article of clothing comprises a central tubular portion coupled to a first member and a second member is configurable between a shawl and a scarf. In another embodiment, a transformable article of clothing comprises a first continuous loop coupled to a second continuous loop and is configurable among a hat, a hood, a scarf and a hand warmer. In yet another embodiment, an article of clothing comprises a mask portion and an ear muffler portion selectively retained on ears of the wearer. In still another embodiment, a transformable glove comprises a hand portion, a thumb portion, a first finger portion and a second finger portion with an opening in at least one of thumb and finger portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Ping Wu
  • Publication number: 20100313325
    Abstract: Baby clothing (2) comprising a thermochromic material which changes colour if a baby wearing the clothing get too hot and which thereby provides a visual indication that the baby is too hot, and the baby clothing (2) being such that the thermochromic material extends all over the baby clothing (2), and the baby clothing (2) fits at least over the baby's body, arms and legs so that illnesses causing localised heating on the baby's body, arms and legs are able to be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher Ebejer
  • Publication number: 20100292664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a garment comprising a composite fabric comprising a porous fluid drainage layer and a fibrous fluid barrier layer of a flash spun polyolefin plexifilamentary film-fibril sheet wherein the fibrous fluid barrier layer faces the interior of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Marin
  • Publication number: 20100285283
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to fashion accessories designed and made from traffic cone rubber, more particularly related to Bracelets, Key Chains, Necklace Pendants, Earrings, Rings, Wallet, Belts, Zipper Pulls, Belly Button Piercing, Bookmarks, Bra, Door Hanger, Cell phone/Beeper/Pager Holder, Ipod Case, Cell Phone Charm, Wall Mask, Winter Hat/Beanie Hat, Baseball Cap, Tie, Hoodie, Satchel Bag, Sneaker, Decal Snaps, Money Clip, Magnet, Backpack, Watch Band, Relief Carving, Eyeglass Case, Headband, Coaster, Car Decoration, Ornament, Pet Products, Hair Clip, Change Purse, Purse, Pins/Buttons, Anklet, Lanyard, Nose Piercing, Charms, Button, and Cufflinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Nicholas Scot Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20100170025
    Abstract: A negative ion generating hat is provided. The hat is configured in a way that a predetermined space portion is formed between an inner of the hat and a lower band of the inner surface and a negative ion generating fabric is inserted into the space portion, thereby preventing a negative ion generating coating from being easily stripped off in spite of a stretching or creasing of a band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: CAP1 Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chul Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20100132092
    Abstract: A hat with a brim extending outward from the base of a crown wherein a water adsorbent material is disposed on the inside lower portion of the crown, and extends outward onto the underside of the brim. A headband member on the outside lower portion of the base of the crown constricts the crown, causing it to apply the portion of the water adsorbent material disposed therein directly to the head of a user. The crown has venting holes incorporated along the head band. The water absorbent material comprises a closed cell foam material. The closed cell foam material is encased in a water adsorbent matting material to prevent direct contact between the closed cell foam material and the skin of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: John Patrick Temblador
  • Publication number: 20100122400
    Abstract: A visor and/or sandal straps that are flexible and may be shaped and bent without cracking is provided. A flexible wood veneer layer is positioned over the visor and/or strap. A layer of engineered paperbacked wood veneer is used to cover the visor and/or strap. This single layer of thin wood veneer with the attached adhesive paper is able to flex and bend using a process that involves a breaking down of the natural fibers of the wood through a mechanical tenderizing process. This process produces a flexible, bendable paperbacked veneer. The wood veneer may be obtained from tropical or domestic tree species. The wood veneer layer is then attached to the visor and/or strap with a flexible water-based adhesive that will not crack on bending. The veneer layer may be treated with a waterproofing agent or scented essential oils and may have an ornamental design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew O. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7650648
    Abstract: An impact-dispersing undergarment is provided. The impact-dispersing undergarment includes a wearable substrate, such as a flexible fabric, adapted to cover at least a portion of an individual's body. The undergarment includes at least one resilient, impact-dispersing gel packet coupled to the wearable substrate. The gel packets are selectively coupled to the wearable substrate and adapted for use underneath conventional protective padding. A method for protecting an individual during impact by employing the impact-dispersing undergarment under conventional protective padding is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Thundawear, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ronald L Roberts
  • Publication number: 20090265834
    Abstract: A bill for attachment to a support element (hat) is provided that comprises a flexible wood layer that can be bent and shaped without cracking. Also provided is a hat in combination with the bill of the present invention. The bill, as well as the hat and bill combination, provide the advantage of being attractive, weather resistant, flexible, and have the ability to be bent and shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Matthew O. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20090064386
    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: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: David Charles Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090044312
    Abstract: A child hair protective system including a covering including a front portion; a rear portion coupled to the front portion; a side portion extending from at least one of the front portion and the rear portion; a cavity defined within the covering; and a strap portion extending from each side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Suzanne G. Yellowtail
  • Publication number: 20080172770
    Abstract: The “sun shawl” is an article of clothing that will be used out doors at various events which take place in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. “My sun shawl” is made up of a multicolored sun screen material capable of blocking out 90% of the suns harmful rays. The sun shawl has a thin 12 gauge wire sewn or bonded into its front to support its hands free function. The sun shawl may or may not have colored art design's painted on it, which may or may not include various flags and their colors from all over the world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: William Manson Clark
  • Patent number: 7278172
    Abstract: A sweatband using micro fiber yarn for headwear that is made to 0.5˜1.05 denier thickness of micro fiber yarn and woven of 100% polyester warp-way and weft-way, made to single or two-ply without any polyurethane and additional stitched portion. The resulting sweatband, which preferably provides excellent sweat absorbing capability, and having high dryness factor, anti-static electricity function and the highly washable function, and exhibits good elasticity through the structure of the textile without imposing undue pressure on the wearer, with the result that the sweatband may be worn comfortably for long periods of time. The yarn used to produce the sweatband is processed by high temperature and piece dyeing methods and has twist per each certain length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Dada Corp.
    Inventor: Sung Su Shin
  • Patent number: 7168100
    Abstract: A headwear piece has a crown defining a receptacle for the head of a wearer and a rim projecting angularly away from the crown. The rim has a core layer that is made from at least one of an animal hide and a synthetic animal hide, and a second layer. The core layer has an upwardly facing surface and a downwardly facing surface and at least part of one of the upwardly facing surfaces and downwardly facing surfaces is covered by the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: American Needle
    Inventor: Ronald Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 7162746
    Abstract: A non-terminated, multi-aperture body form-fitting rainwear is provided. In the rainwear, a first waterproof moisture vapor permeable hydrophobic layer couples to a first fabric layer. The first fabric layer faces the body and couples to a first side of the first waterproof moisture vapor permeable hydrophobic layer. The first waterproof moisture vapor permeable hydrophobic layer and first fabric layer are formable about a human body and are constructed and arranged with multiple apertures to accommodate, without termination, two or more human appendages. The rainwear may for example form a shirt, pant, underwear, long underwear and a one-piece body suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Eric M. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7043761
    Abstract: The present invention features a removable liner for headgear. The inventive liner is specifically configured for placement within a cap member, hat, or any sort of headwear for enhanced thermal comfort. The liner is comprised of two shell layers that are made from choice performance materials. The two constituent shells are formed together to provide localized climate control for the head of the wearer. A first inner shell, adapted for contact with the wearer, is an ultrathin, thermally reflective, synthetic, microfibrous fabric. This inner shell removes moisture and allows airflow (for heat and perspiration removal. The second, outer shell is a multi-membrane fabric, forms an insulative, breathable, windproof, waterproof layer that lies between the headgear and the first inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen L. Epling
  • Patent number: 6976612
    Abstract: A method of making a fur plate includes cutting lengthwise at least one elongate animal tail skin having fur to form a plurality of split tail pieces, and cutting at least one of the split tail pieces to form a plurality of short tail pieces. A plate backing material form is provided by a tongue of backing material having a pair of sides which form a long dimension, and a pair of ends which form a short dimension, the ends comprising a proximal end and a distal end. A split tail piece is attached to the tongue along each of the sides and layers of short tail pieces are attached to the tongue adjacent to the distal end. To make a hat, a plurality of fur plates are attached to the crown of a hat shell by attaching the proximal ends of the tongues to the crown so that the tongues overlap and form a ring bounded by the fur on the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Armin Miller
  • Patent number: 6889391
    Abstract: An elastic visor for detachable mounting on headwear is of sheet neoprene having a reinforcing layer of nylon, with a crown aperture that is stretched around, and grips the surface of a headwear to which it is mounted. The neoprene, of about five millimeter thickness, serves to grip the surface of the headwear. The flexible material of the visor permits the peak to deflect under the application of undue force. Ear-protective side flaps and an extended protective neck-flap portion can be incorporated. Decorative crown cut-outs are silhouetted against the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Chad Thomas Hitchins
  • Patent number: 6855410
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for metabolic cooling and insulation of a user in a cold environment. In its preferred embodiment the apparatus is a highly flexible composite material having a flexible matrix containing a phase change thermal storage material. The apparatus can be made to heat or cool the body or to act as a thermal buffer to protect the wearer from changing environmental conditions. The apparatus may also include an external thermal insulation layer and/or an internal thermal control layer to regulate the rate of heat exchange between the composite and the skin of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Theresa M. Buckley
  • Patent number: 6834453
    Abstract: A foam body is made in the form if the letter “M”. Side portions of the foam body include confronting, temple engaging, inside surfaces, spaced apart a distance less than the temple—temple width of a person's head. The foam body is constructed from a springable form that stores spring energy when bent and allows the side portions to be sprung apart, and when released to move back towards each other. The side portions of the form body are sprung apart and a person places his/her head between the side portions. Then the side portions are released so that they will spring back towards their static positions and clamp onto the person's head, so as to secure the letter “M” display onto the person's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Eric Nemeth
  • Publication number: 20040181849
    Abstract: The present invention includes a hat having a dome portion that substantially matches a person's head and a bill portion that is integrated with the dome portion. The dome portion and the bill portion are formed from a slurry of fibrous pulp material and has a substantially rigid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Scott J. Seelye, Richard B. Hurley, Mark W. Betts
  • Publication number: 20040154073
    Abstract: A headwear assembly that includes a reversible crown, shaped to fit the head of a wearer with fabric with hook and loop fasteners, fabric ties, plastic, one-size-fits-all or other size adjustment mechanisms, having first and second opposing major surfaces and a detachable and reversible dual visor with first and second opposing major surfaces. The reversible crown includes cooperating attachment members located on the inside non-focal surfaces of the first and second major opposing surfaces, providing the base for attaching, detaching and reattaching the removable and reversible dual visor. The removable and reversible dual visor has first and second major opposing surfaces along with cooperating attachment members used to attach, detach and reattach itself to the reversible crown. The visor and crown are easily removable and reversible to include one major surface each being displayed upwardly during wear and accounts for different headwear assembly looks plus the reversible crown worn alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Hazel L. Hall, Mona Hall McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20040093658
    Abstract: A maintenance-free cap that is stylish and appeals to the fashion conscious user. Such a cap will be made from a thin plastic sheet or band, have a fitment layer disposed on its inner surface, and a comfort layer disposed over the fitment layer. The plastic sheet will resist the formation of stress marks and fractures when subject to bending or crushing. Interchangeable logos may be affixed to any surface of the plastic sheet or band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Jovan Jackson
  • Publication number: 20040034900
    Abstract: The invention provides an imitation close-cropped rabbit's fur hat for religious men comprising a substrate and an outer layer of black flocking material attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Zalman Gottlieb
  • Publication number: 20030135912
    Abstract: An article of headwear having an integrated hairband and method for their construction is provided for cooperating with the headband for maintaining the headwear in a substantially fixed position on the wearer's head irrespective of the exercise or amount of activity of the wearer. In applications where the fixed position of the novel headwear dominates such as ski hats and exercise wear a substantially coplanar relationship is maintained to use the hair to anchor the headwear on the head. In applications where fashion vegarieties dictate an angular relationship can be provided between the headband and headwear in novel knitted articles of the invention. The invention integrates the hairband into the novel articles of headwear utilizing a plurality of loops to incorporate the hairband into the novel articles of headwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Peggy Lee White, John Joseph Sheehan
  • Patent number: 6584983
    Abstract: Wig or hairpiece having a flexible antislip system (2) which allows a user to non-adhesively and removably attach the wig or hairpiece to the user's head. The wig or hairpiece includes a drawable fabric (3) impregnated with a thin drawable film (4). The thin drawable film is arranged on a surface of the drawable fabric which contacts the skin of the user's head when the wig or hairpiece is positioned on the user's head. The thin drawable film prevents the wig or hairpiece from slipping on the user's head when positioned on the user's head. The thin drawable film has at least one of a non-sticky and a non-gummy antislip surface at temperatures lower than a softening temperature of the thin drawable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: NJ Diffusion S.A.R.L. (Societe A Responsabilite Limitee)
    Inventors: Jérôme Nicot, Nicole Denelle
  • Patent number: 6526596
    Abstract: A wide brim hat is vacuum formed from a thin sheet of specially formulated PVC plastic. The PVC effectively blocks transmission of both WVA and UVB radiation and thereby provides significant protection against the sun. A removable elastic headband centers a wearer's head within the hat and spaces the wearer's head from the crown of the hat. In this manner, cooling air passages are provided between the wearer's head and the interior of the hat crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Carl Anderson
  • Publication number: 20030009813
    Abstract: A preferably knit beanie has an opening allowing a wearer's long hair to pass therethrough. The opening is bordered by a smooth sewn cuff that prevents a wearer's hair from tangling or getting caught as it passes through the opening. Multiple openings permit wearer's to create a stylish creation with the hair passing through the multiple openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Edward R. Dreher
  • Publication number: 20020162160
    Abstract: A wide brim hat is vacuum formed from a thin sheet of specially formulated PVC plastic. The PVC effectively blocks transmission of both UVA and UVB radiation and thereby provides significant protection against the sun. A removable elastic headband centers a wearer's head within the hat and spaces the wearer's head from the crown of the hat. In this manner, cooling air passages are provided between the wearer's head and the interior of the hat crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Carl E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20020133866
    Abstract: This invention satisfies a long felt need to protect a typical baseball type cap from the crushing forces often associated with shipping and packaging. This invention incorporates the not previously used idea of a half-crown or full-crown insert to support the cap from underneath against crushing forces occurring during shipping which tend to make an unsupported hat have a sloppy, wrinkled and undesirable appearance. The insert is retained inside the baseball type cap by tucking it into or around the sweatband. The industry has typically used outer rigid packaging covers to protect the cap during shipping and packaging. While these covers protect the cap from crushing forces, they do not support the crown portion from underneath. An underneath supporting insert will force the cap to retain its shape for long periods of time and can be used by the retail purchaser to retain the cap's shape when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: Razgo Lee
  • Patent number: 6389604
    Abstract: An article of decorative headwear comprises first and second flexible, generally gas-impermeable material. Each of the first and second sheets has a peripheral edge portion. The first and second sheets are sealed to one another at their respective peripheral edge portions to define an inflatable volume between the first and second sheets. The first and second sheets are shaped to define a primary inflatable portion and a pair of inflatable leg portions that extend from the primary inflatable portion. The inflatable leg portions are spaced from one another to define a head-receiving space between them, which is adapted for receiving a wearer's head. The inflatable leg portions are adapted for engagement with side portions of the wearer's head in a manner to retain the headwear on the wearer's head when the inflatable leg portions are inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Betallic, LLC
    Inventor: Maureen Day
  • Hat
    Patent number: 6343382
    Abstract: A hat constructed of woven fabric capable of reflecting radiant energy from the exterior thereof and of releasing thermal energy from the interior thereof, the hat comprising a side band having a top panel and a double ply outer brim attached to the upper and lower peripheral portions thereof to shield the head, neck and face of the wearer from the elements and to allow heat to escape from the interior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Kevin Sciglia
  • Patent number: 6305028
    Abstract: Protective headwear (e.g., helmet) is provided with patterned reflective surfaces that are highly reflective and resist rough handling. The reflective surface is produced by sealing a reflective sheet between a base and a cover layer that includes a pattern, to protect the reflective sheet from the environment. The protective headwear can reflect light in different colors. A method for cost-effectively producing reflective objects by injection molding is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Chang-San Lin
  • Publication number: 20010016958
    Abstract: The core of the modular cap assembly of the present invention consists of two selectively detachable elements, a visor component having a forehead or billboard portion made of velcro hook-adhering fabric, and a crown component with a permanent fold-down sweatband that allows it to be worn as a brimless cap or “beanie” when separated from the visor. These two selectively detachable elements can be worn assembled as a cap, or each one can be worn separately as a distinct piece of headwear. The selectively detachable crown can be made in any silhouette, in any materia, and with any back closure known in the art of making caps, visors, and brimless caps of “beanies”. In addition, one of more of the panels of the selectively detachable crown can be made of velcro hook-engaging material, allowing the selective display of detachable insignias and detachable pockets with velcro loop-engaging material permanently affixed on back of them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventor: Nancy L. Linday
  • Patent number: 6266824
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielding apparatus for covering and protecting the head of a user from EMF radiation which may be worn by itself or discretely beneath other head gear. A head covering is fabricated from a conductive, non-magnetizable material such as copper, bronze, brass or the like which may be drawn and shaped into a web or mesh material. The resulting shield is lightweight, air permeable and supple enough to be worn beneath other head gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Carlo Giansanti
  • Hat
    Publication number: 20010004770
    Abstract: A hat constructed of woven fabric capable of reflecting radiant energy from the exterior thereof and of releasing thermal energy from the interior thereof, the hat comprising a side band having a top panel and a double ply outer brim attached to the upper and lower peripheral portions thereof to shield the head, neck and face of the wearer from the elements and to allow heat to escape from the interior thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin Sciglia
  • Hat
    Patent number: 6182295
    Abstract: A hat constructed of woven fabric capable of reflecting radiant energy from the exterior thereof and of releasing thermal energy from the interior thereof, the hat comprising a side band having a top panel and a double ply outer brim attached to the upper and lower peripheral portions thereof to shield the head, neck and face of the wearer from the elements and to allow heat to escape from the interior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin Sciglia
  • Patent number: 6175963
    Abstract: A system and method for detachably securing emblems, or the like, to articles of clothing, such as caps, hats, shirts, jackets, belts, and shoes. The system employs the combination of two magnetically attractive elements, for example, a magnet and a plate or a piece of ferromagnetic material. One or more magnets or pieces of the ferromagnetic material may be embedded in or adhesively attached to the clothing. Similarly, one or more magnets or pieces of the ferromagnetic material may be embedded in or attached to one or more emblems. The emblems are placed over selected ones of the magnetically attractive elements in the clothing, and thereby magnetically secured thereto. The method contemplates that a user may retrofit new or existing clothing, to enjoy the advantages of the present invention, without having to buy either new or specially manufactured clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Glenn M. Loeffelholz