Hoods Patents (Class 2/202)
  • Patent number: 10893715
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a hood adjusting mechanism for improving the fit and adjustability of a hood over a wearer's head when worn by the wearer and may include a hood portion with a generally circumferential opening, a first and second aperture, and a first and second channel. In addition, the hood adjusting mechanism may further include a first and second continuous cord that extend through the first and second channels, exit at the first and second apertures, and are releasably secured by a tightening mechanism. The hood adjusting mechanism may be included as part of an apparel item with a body portion, such as a jacket or a coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Noll
  • Patent number: 10863787
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can include: providing a cover, the cover including face cover, neck cover, crown cover, side cover, and back cover; creating a cover opening in the cover above the face cover for exposure of facial features of a user from the cover; attaching a helmet cover at an attachment point near the back cover configured to expand around a helmet; and forming a helmet cover opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Li Ray Chen, Shih-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 10729204
    Abstract: A helmet removal system includes a detachable helmet liner configured to be positioned in a helmet. The helmet liner includes a central portion configured to receive a user's head therein, a frontal portion integrally formed with the central portion and configured to engage a user's frontal head portion. The helmet liner further includes dual side tab portions integrally formed with the central portion. The dual tab portions are configured to be moved between a folded position, inside of the helmet, to an unfolded position. The helmet liner further includes a top portion extending between opposing edges of the central portion. The helmet liner also includes a rear portion integrally connected to the central portion to provide balanced engagement with the back of a user's head. Helmet removal is achieved by applying lateral pulling forces to the dual tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROUX TRADING, INC.
    Inventor: Teodoro Lassally
  • Patent number: 10722056
    Abstract: A multi-functional convertible bedding article capable of transforming into a variety of configurations. The bedding article can assume one or more of a blanket, a throw, a hoodie, and a pillow configuration(s). The bedding article further includes a handle allowing convenient outdoor transportation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Sherron M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10555576
    Abstract: A protective hood (10) is provided for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker, and includes a crown portion (12), a head portion (14), a face opening (16) defined by a peripheral edge (18), and front and rear drapes (20,22). At least some of the parts (12,14,18,20,22) are formed from a knit material and at least other of the parts (12,13,18,20,22) are formed from at least one layer of woven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Brust, Jon Allen, Alan W. Schierenbeck
  • Patent number: 10368664
    Abstract: The partial slipcover is a protective barrier adapted for use with a pillow. The partial slipcover is a composite textile that protects the pillow from staining. The partial slipcover is removably attached to the pillow thereby allowing the partial slipcover to be removed and replaced for cleaning. The partial slipcover comprises a composite textile and a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Joel Mermelstein
  • Patent number: 10165808
    Abstract: The invention is a supremely adjustable face mask. Moveable elements can be easily raised or lowered by the wearer to selectively cover different parts of the face in order to adapt to changing climate or social conditions. The garment is advantageously manufactured as a simple sleeve with accessory bands and cutouts placed so as to create adjustable coverings when the garment is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Deirdre Fallon
  • Patent number: 10111482
    Abstract: A cooling headgear is disclosed. Absorbent material within the headgear retains cold water. When worn by a user, the headgear holds the cold water to the head of the user, cooling the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Baron C. Brandt, Daniel A. Judelson, Rebecca P. Hurd, Phyllis Michele Liniger, Tyler C. Lynch, Nina Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9714074
    Abstract: An adjustable circumference seal includes an envelope having an outer layer and an inner layer, with the inner layer defining a sealing surface. A circumferential closure is provided for constricting the inner layer of the envelope and thereby adjusting a circumference of the inner layer of the envelope. The closure includes a band having a first end and a second end, with a first cord guide at the first end and a second cord guide at the second end. A cord is threaded from the outer layer through a cord channel in the envelope, through the first cord guide of the band, through the second cord guide of the band and back through the cord channel. By pulling the cord, the circumference of the inner layer of the envelope is reduced until the sealing surface is brought into a sealing engagement. A cord lock for maintains the cord in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Whites Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventors: Leo Luomala, Ross Davis Harrington, Richard Kerr Myerscough
  • Patent number: 9591882
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Robert LaGrand Duffin
  • Patent number: 8990980
    Abstract: A pillow assembly that utilizes a hood to inhibit certain movements of the head. The pillow assembly utilizes a pillowcase having a top surface and a bottom surface. The pillowcase can be stuffed to become a pillow or can be used to cover a preexisting pillow. A hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase. The hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase along a single main seam. The sewing of the hood to the pillowcase along a single seam creates features in the hood structure that are beneficial to the comfortable restraint of the user's head. Furthermore, the hood structure has a forward opening, a hood apex, and a rear seam that extends from the apex down to the single main seam. The rear seam also helps to reinforce the hood structure so it can better prevent unintentional movements of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Hindley
  • Patent number: 8973170
    Abstract: A transport hood for conveying a detainee protects conveying personnel from exposure to blood and body fluids of the detainee, while avoiding discomfort and potential breathing difficulty to the detainee caused by blood and body fluids retained within the transport hood. The transport hood includes a top portion positioned over the head of the detainee to below the eyes and above the nose of the detainee. A bottom portion is joined to the top portion by a first circumferential length of elastic and extends downwardly to below the chin of the detainee. A second length of elastic gathers the bottom portion around the neck of the detainee. The transport hood further includes a skirt attached at the first length of elastic that hangs loosely and extends downwardly to at least the neck of the detainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Cominsky
  • Publication number: 20150052661
    Abstract: A hooded scarf garment is provided. The present invention comprises a hood and a plurality of scarf members that are attached by a neck portion that covers the user's neck and upper shoulder areas. The scarf members are elongated portions that are composed of insulating material and that cover the user's chest. A retractable brim, which is attached to the interior of the hood, may be shifted between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The brim provides relief to the user's eyes from glare from the sun or provides a further means protecting the user's face from inclement weather. The present invention furthermore has a plurality of pockets disposed on scarf members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Judith Poznick
  • Publication number: 20150013046
    Abstract: A garment hood has lower side portions adapted to extend on respective sides in an manner forward of the neck of the user with complementary structures such as clips enabling the lower side portions to be secured together in front of the neck of the user. The lower side portions additionally have a button formed on the inside surface and a second button formed on the outside surface; with the other lower side portion having a slot forming a button hole to enable the hood to be secured to a garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Derek Coleman, Piera Coleman
  • Publication number: 20140317829
    Abstract: A hood apparatus has structure to be removably engagable to a jacket and further structure to help eliminate reduced user peripheral vision from the hood via the user turning their head side to side. The structure of the hood is to create a slackened removable engagement between the hood and the jacket. Further structure of the hood is to provide multiple axes of adjustability for the hood to form around a user's head in effect causing the hood move in lockstep to the user's side to side head movement. These multiple axes of adjustability include a circumferential elastic drawstring positioned about the user's face periphery and an added independent lateral elastic drawstring that is partially parallel to the circumferential elastic drawstring for about an upper one-third of the user's face periphery wherein the lateral elastic drawstring is routed laterally toward the rear of the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Sirena Rolfe
  • Publication number: 20140310851
    Abstract: A multifunctional garment is disclosed. The multifunctional garment can be composed of a piece of fabric having a substantially rectangular shape. The fabric has two elongated ends that are flush with each other to form a crease in the middle of the fabric and two tubular openings. The elongated ends are sewn inwardly along the flush ends to two predetermined points, such that a central opening remains. The opening is reinforced with elastic to provide a snug fit when worn in multiple ways. The multifunction garment has a general size and width-to-height ratio that allows the wearer to comfortably use the fabric as a scarf, as a tie, as a collar, or as a hood. Additionally, the garment may be worn as a shawl, as a blouse, as a sash, or as a shrug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Renee Devon Jones
  • Publication number: 20140289933
    Abstract: A flexible head covering which includes a hood portion having an exterior surface and an interior surface configured to cover the top, sides, and back of a human head. The hood portion includes an elongate pocket defining a leading edge thereof, and having a drawstring threaded therethrough. Defining the bottom edge of the hood portion, provided is a collar portion which includes an elongate band having a stiffening device threaded therethrough, affixed thereto, or integrated therein, and a closure device configured to releasably engage the collar portion around the user's neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Harry Greenspan
  • Patent number: 8756713
    Abstract: A garment with a hood, wherein three groups of connectors are installed on and around the opening edge of the hood surrounding the face of the wearer. Each group of the three groups of connectors are positioned at a vertex of a triangle shape. When the hood has been put on the head of the wearer, the exposure area of the wearer's face is to be adjusted to be smaller or larger, by tightening or untightening one pair, or more than one pair of the connectors. When tightened, the hood forms better thermo-insulation, and provides better protection for the user against severe weather including cold, wind and snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Yiping Fu
  • Patent number: 8707472
    Abstract: A protective hood (18) of a protective garment (16) is provided for use with a face piece or mask (12) worn by a user. The hood (18) includes an outer shell (30) having a peripheral edge (20), and a gasket (22) that extends from the peripheral edge (20) to an interior of the hood (18) for sealing engagement with the face piece or mask (12) with the gasket (22) being covered by the outer shell (30) of the hood (18) when worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, William L. Grilliot, Michael Schubert
  • Patent number: 8640265
    Abstract: A protective hood is provided for protecting a wearer's head from environmental elements. The protective hood includes a hood body having a cap section positioned to fit over a top of the wearer's head, side sections positioned to hang adjacent sides of the wearer's head, and a back section positioned to hang adjacent a back of the wearer's head. The hood body defines an interior space for receiving the wearer's head. An outlet is provided for exhausting gas from the interior space of the hood body. The outlet includes a channel defined by first and second portions of the hood body. The channel is in fluid communication with the interior space and includes an open end portion in fluid communication with the environment for exhausting gas from the channel into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul David Duncan
  • Publication number: 20130340142
    Abstract: Headwear in which a storage area or pocket is formed in one side of the hat portion where an accessory is stored in the pocket when not in use. The free end of the accessory can be removed from the pocket by the wearer and pulled across the wearer's face after which the free end of the accessory is detachably secured to an opposite side of the hat portion so that the accessory remains positioned over the wearer's face. After use, the free end of the accessory is detached from the hat portion and returned for storage in the pocket. The invention is described in an embodiment for use in a ski hat in which the accessory is a goggle. Also described is the provision of a non-permeable layer in the hat portion that prevents moisture from reaching the goggle to prevent it from fogging up during its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Saladino
  • Patent number: 8613113
    Abstract: A method of constructing a compact protective hood comprising the steps of vulcanizing a heat-resistant, non-elastic crown to an elastomeric neck dam, the neck dam formed by injection molding directly to the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Todd A. Resnick
  • Patent number: 8584672
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a protective hood is provided for protecting a wearer's head and face from environmental elements. The hood includes a hood body, a lens, a nose cup disposed inside of the hood body and harness assembly. The harness assembly is attached to the outside of the hood body for securing the hood body and nose cup to the wearer's head and face. The hood further includes at least one nose cup link. Each nose cup link having a portion that is internal to the hood body, a portion that is external to the hood body and a mid-section portion that is connected to the hood body at a plurality of points along mid-section portion. The harness assembly is connected to the external portion of the hood cup link for adjusting the nose cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William Shane Walts
  • Publication number: 20130247269
    Abstract: A decorative swim/bath/shower tuque worn by a swimmer/bather/showerer, respectively, having voluminous hair with a length. The decorative swim/bath/shower tuque has dual lengths so as to adjust to the length of the voluminous hair of the swimmer/bather/showerer. The decorative swim/bath/shower tuque includes a sleeve, a dome, and a folded brim. The sleeve has a lower end and an upper end, and is worn by the swimmer/bather/showerer. The dome closes the upper end of the sleeve. The folded brim defines the lower end of the sleeve, and has the dual lengths so as to adjust the sleeve to the length of the voluminous hair of the swimmer/bather/showerer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Marceline Alburg
  • Patent number: 8516619
    Abstract: A headscarf for women and in particular veiled women is provided which includes a garment element sewn to a predetermined formed style to covers a wearer's head and neck. The headscarf maintains the formed style of a scarf worn particularly by veiled women. Additionally, the headscarf can be provided with styling accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Mohammad Mubde Absi, Hala Absi, Mona Absi, Nadra Absi
  • Patent number: 8510865
    Abstract: A convertible article of clothing with a compartmented hood section adapted to accept the entire garment therein and provide a carrying pouch for a user. The article comprises a hooded garment, such as a sweatshirt or jacket, wherein the hood acts as a head covering and a convertible pouch with zipper closure. The hood comprises an internal lining which is not visible when in a closed position, and is operably accessed via a vertical zipper closure. When in an open position, the lining is exposed and the hood may be turned inside out to allow the entire garment to fold into the lining. The condensed garment then becomes a satchel, which allows improved storage or transport. The lining is optionally water and stain resistant to offer a level of protection for the garment when in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Christine Pyfer, Tracy Ryan
  • Publication number: 20130205471
    Abstract: A neck supporting piece of apparel, such as a scarf, which includes an inflatable bladder in a neck portion and a tube coupled to the bladder and extending downward to a port easily accessible by the user while wearing the apparel in order to inflate and deflate the bladder, which serves as a neck cushion or pillow. While the neck portion may be configured to go behind the user's neck, the apparel also may include a connector to join the apparel together in front of the user, helping to keep the cushion formed around the user's neck. In addition, the scarf may include pockets at a position generally where the user's hands would lie when sitting or standing, such that tensioning the scarf with the user's arms may increase the cushioning effect of the pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Roberto R. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8505117
    Abstract: A hood and scarf combination is disclosed. A hood portion includes fasteners. A scarf portion includes one or more sets of fasteners disposed on the scarf portion to receive the hood fasteners along various positions along the scarf portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Scoodeez, LLC
    Inventor: David Y. Park
  • Publication number: 20120324624
    Abstract: A scarf made from a loop of clothing material forms a channel between a front opening and a rear opening. The fastening device secures together opposing portions of a rear perimeter of the loop of clothing thereby reducing a size of the rear opening relative to a size of the front opening and forming a hood within a portion of the channel forward of the fastening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Brittany Day
  • Patent number: 8316466
    Abstract: A secure-fitting and absorbent elongated hood for containing, managing, and drying wet hair and preventing water from dripping onto flooring or onto the wearer's clothing during the hair drying or hair setting process, requiring no leaning forward of the head for application. Such elongated hood generally comprises an absorbent concave form-fitting cap having a centering button located thereon, a triangular wing of fabric extending from each of the left and right sides of said form-fitting cap of said elongated hood, reciprocal hook-and-loop fabric strips sewn onto each left and right triangular wing, an elongated tail region being progressively tapered from said concave form-fitting cap to a rounded and concave distal end and having an elastic loop for fastening purposes, and concave petal-shaped protuberances of absorbent fabric at such concave distal end for catching, retaining, and absorbing water dripping from the wearer's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Cynthia Saito
  • Patent number: 8245323
    Abstract: A head-worn liquid shield has a substantially half-circled brim, a tautening edge portion, and a sealing tube that provides an effective sealing means for protecting a user's face, nose, ears and eyes from water, soap, shampoo and other hairdressing materials. The sealing tube is compressible to result in a diameter size automatically adjusted according to the pressure exerted on the sealing tube by the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Hui Shao
  • Publication number: 20120204323
    Abstract: A hood and scarf combination is disclosed. A hood portion includes fasteners. A scarf portion includes one or more sets of fasteners disposed on the scarf portion to receive the hood fasteners along various positions along the scarf portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: David Y. PARK
  • Patent number: 8225428
    Abstract: A protective hood for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker. The hood includes a crown portion to cover the top of a wearer's head, the crown portion being made from a material having a primary stretch direction oriented to extend in a transverse, ear-to-ear, direction across the top of a wearer's head; and a lower portion that extends downward from the crown portion, the lower portion being made from a material having a primary stretch direction oriented to extend in a circumferential direction around a wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot, Jr., Patricia K. Waters
  • Patent number: 8209822
    Abstract: A draw cord adjuster includes a closure member having a first end and a second end. At least one locking member is anchored to one of the first end and the second end of the closure member. At least one anchoring member is positioned proximate the one of the first end and the second end of the closure member to which a corresponding locking member is anchored, with each anchoring member being movably secured to the corresponding locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex W. Okot
  • Patent number: 8201273
    Abstract: A protective hood is provided for protecting a wearer's head from environmental elements. The protective hood includes a hood body having a cap section positioned to fit over a top of the wearer's head, side sections positioned to hang adjacent sides of the wearer's head, and a back section positioned to hang adjacent a back of the wearer's head. The hood body defines an interior space for receiving the wearer's head. An outlet is provided for exhausting gas from the interior space of the hood body. The outlet includes a channel defined by first and second portions of the hood body. The channel is in fluid communication with the interior space and includes an open end portion in fluid communication with the environment for exhausting gas from the channel into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Paul David Duncan
  • 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: 20120066812
    Abstract: The present invention may be described as a combination of a hat or hood with material extending outward and downward from the lower portions of the rear section of the hat or hood in the form of opposing sections of a scarf. The first and second scarf portions are capable of being fastened together by a Velcro® closure, zipper, or similar apparatus and have at the far end of each scarf portion pockets for permitting the insertion of each hand of the wearer for warming. Each pocket may additionally have an elasticized opening for retaining the hands within the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Delia Alzate
  • Publication number: 20120027972
    Abstract: Porous adaptive membrane structures having movable membranes are provided. The structures can be made to change their gas, liquid and/or particulate permeability in response to surrounding environmental conditions. Applications include protective apparel that is comfortable to wear wherein the level of protection provided is based on conditions in the environment. Hence, the protective apparel is highly breathable and comfortable in a non-hazardous environment but impermeable or only semipermeable in a hazardous environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Vivek Kapur, Joseph D. Trentacosta
  • Patent number: 8074297
    Abstract: A headwear garment is used for retaining a wearer's hair. The headwear garment has a head covering and a hair retaining sleeve. The head covering is open on one side for allowing a wearer to wear the head covering. The head covering has inner and outer surfaces with a channel formed through the inner and outer surfaces. The hair retaining sleeve has an opening formed in one end. The sleeve is affixed to the head covering and positioned to align the opening in the sleeve with the channel through the inner and outer surfaces of the head covering. When the head covering is worn by a wearer, the wearer's hair is able to be passed through the channel and into the sleeve through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Shannon L. Graham
  • Patent number: 8074296
    Abstract: A hair retaining headwear system for efficiently covering a user's head and retaining their ponytail outside of the headwear. The hair retaining headwear system generally includes a body adapted to be worn over a head of a user, wherein the body includes a forward end adapted to extend around a forehead and a rearward end opposite the forward end. A retaining element extends from the rearward end, wherein the retaining element includes a receiver opening to receive and retain hair extending from underneath the body away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Rosanna M. Leung
  • Patent number: 8074300
    Abstract: An article of clothing, comprising a coat assembly having a front side, a backside, and first and second sleeves. The front side and the backside define a shoulder area where they meet above the first and second sleeves. A hood assembly has a crown. Extending from the crown is a flap that terminates at an end. Also extending from the crown at a predetermined angle is a visor. The visor extends from the crown a first predetermined distance. The hood assembly comprises a first zipper tape. The first zipper tape comprises first zipper teeth. A shield assembly comprises a shield. The shield has a second zipper tape. The second zipper tape comprises second zipper teeth. The second zipper teeth have means to engage the first zipper teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Molina
  • Publication number: 20110274858
    Abstract: Porous adaptive membrane structures having movable membranes are provided. The structures can be made to change their gas, liquid and/or particulate permeability in response to surrounding environmental conditions. Applications includes protective apparel that is comfortable to wear wherein the level of protection provided is based on conditions in the environment. Hence, the protective apparel is highly breathable and comfortable in a non-hazardous environment but impermeable or only semipermeable in a hazardous environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Vivek Kapur, Joseph D. Trentacosta
  • Patent number: 8037547
    Abstract: A protective hood is provided for protecting a wearer's head from environmental elements. The protective hood includes a hood body having a cap section positioned to fit over a top of the wearer's head, side sections positioned to hang adjacent sides of the wearer's head, and a back section positioned to hang adjacent a back of the wearer's head. The hood body includes a channel extending along at least a portion of the cap section and/or at least a portion of the side and back sections. A transparent face member is held by the hood body. An adjustable head harness assembly is held by the hood body. The adjustable head harness assembly includes an elastic member extending through the channel for securing the hood body on the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul David Duncan
  • Patent number: 8032950
    Abstract: A head covering is described that is positioned on a head of a wearer to retain the wearer's hair in a desired position. The head covering comprises a hooded cap and an extension. The hooded cap includes a pair of ties and a set of straps. The hooded cap is secured to the head of the wearer using ties. The extension connects to the hooded cap on one end and includes an opposing distal end portion with a free terminal end. The extension includes a pouch and a flap. The pouch defines a first aperture in proximity to the hooded cap and a second aperture in proximity to the flap. A passageway is defined between the first aperture, the extension and the second aperture. The flap and pouch include connectors for the optional connection of the flap and pouch to secure the second aperture in a closed position. At least one strap is connected to the extension. The straps are constructed to secure the extension and hair together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Deon D. Leftenant
  • Patent number: 8011023
    Abstract: A compact protective hood comprising a pre-molded, substantially non-elastic crown having at least one preformed fold line whereby the package size of the hood is reduced by folding the hood along the at least one preformed fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Todd A. Resnick
  • Patent number: 8011024
    Abstract: An odor absorbing system includes a head covering article of clothing configured to be worn by a person. The head covering article of clothing includes a base layer comprising a cap section configured to substantially cover a head of the person wearing the article of clothing. An odor absorbing insert is removable attachable to the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sunburst Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony E. Newman
  • Publication number: 20110209265
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a waterproof sound-permeable hood having excellent waterproofness and excellent sound permeability. The waterproof sound-permeable hood of the present invention is formed of a waterproof material, which hood includes a waterproof sound-permeable means provided on at least one of portions respectively facing to the ears of a wearer who wears the waterproof material, wherein the waterproof sound-permeable means includes a waterproof sound-permeable membrane having a sound-transmission loss of not greater than 5 db.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: JAPAN GORE-TEX INC.
    Inventors: Ichiro Komada, Sanae Mannami, Masashi Ono
  • 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: 7921471
    Abstract: A coat for use by emergency responders, such as firefighters, is described. Certain aspects of the coat include a barrier resistant liner for protection against chemical and biological agents, a compression zone that can improve safety when working in hazardous areas, and a flame resistant shell including zippered sleeves that can facilitate the donning of protective gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Globe Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mark Mordecai, Julie Snedeker
  • Patent number: 7917970
    Abstract: A fashionable hooded garment having an integrated cap and visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Itamar Shimshony