With Mufflers Patents (Class 2/203)
  • Patent number: 11357276
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to a trim piece assembly that can be incorporated into an article of apparel, where the trim piece assembly is used to house a drawcord. The trim piece assembly is constructed and incorporated into the article of apparel in such a way that there is no topstitching on the external-facing surface of the article of apparel in areas where the trim piece assembly is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Lynne Thornton
  • Patent number: 9521873
    Abstract: A hooded sweatshirt garment having a hood, a pocket formed near a first lateral edge of the hood, having an opening bounded by an edge, the pocket having a space sufficient to contain a facemask and an attachment for retaining an edge of the facemask to the edge of the opening; the facemask, having a free edge, and elastically reinforced upper and lower edges, and a fastener portion, the facemask being configured to protect a wearer's face from wind, and to absorb perspiration, while permitting breathing through the facemask; and a corresponding fastener formed near a second lateral edge of the hood, across the face from the first lateral edge, such that when the fastener is linked to the corresponding fastener, the facemask is stretched across the face, and then the fastener is unlinked from the corresponding fastener, the facemask may be fully inserted into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Francesco Mignone
  • Patent number: 9060559
    Abstract: SPORTS GARMENT, being those with a hood for covering the head of a user and an outer enclosing body surrounding the entire neck all the way around, the hood and the enclosing body coming together in a confluence zone (8) in which both elements join, characterized in that it comprises an inner tubular piece (6) arranged on the inside of the enclosing body (3), said inner tubular piece (6) being joined by its upper perimeter edge hanging down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Original Buff, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Rojas Mas
  • Publication number: 20130247275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sport headscarf comprising a hood defining an opening allowing the sport headscarf to be worn on a wearer's head, and an attachment for allowing release of the hood upon application of a predetermined force. The present disclosure also relates to a sport headscarf comprising a combination including a hood and a head band and an attachment for allowing release of the hood upon application of a predetermined force. The sport headscarf may safely be worn during a sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Elham Seyed JAVAD
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 7971278
    Abstract: A hat cover protects the face and neck of a wearer. The cover can be designed to fit almost any type or style of hat. The cover is adapted to slip over the outer area of the hat and to be easily attached and detached. The cover includes rear and side wing portions that drape below the rim of the hat to cover the neck and face of the wearer. The hat may be provided with a pouch for containing a cooling medium (ice), if desired. The hat cover may include frames specially designed for use with the cover if no hat is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Klamerus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7827621
    Abstract: A hair drying head-piece that absorbs moisture from the hair of a wearer, said headpiece having a cap portion having a top part and a bottom part, said cap bottom part having an opening sized to fit about the top of the wearer's head and said cap top part having a hole therein to allow at least a portion of the wearers's hair to exit the cap therethrough; and at least 4 flat water-absorbing fabric strips attached to the cap top part, each of the 4 flat water-absorbing fabric strips having a length of between 12 and 30 inches and a width between 0.6 inches and 2 inches, wherein said strips fall freely with the wearer's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Amelia DaCruz
  • Patent number: 7690052
    Abstract: A hat or cap includes a main hat portion and an outerband or fold-down portion secured to the main hat portion in a manner that permits the outerband to be moved upward and downward with respect to the main hat portion from a first position, in which the outerband lies over the main hat portion and away from the wearer's face and eyes, to a second position in which the outerband covers and protects a part of the wearer's face including the eyes. A lens or goggle portion, which is integrated into and attached to an opening in the outerband, is positioned over the wearer's eyes when the outerband is in its second, lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory Saladino
  • Patent number: 7603724
    Abstract: A hood is provided that includes a lid and a mask which are pivotally connected and separately moveable. The mask and lid form an opening that increases or decreases in size when the mask pivots. The lid is moveable between an up and down position. In the up-position, an edge of the lid is disposed on a user's forehead and in the down-position the edge is disposed on a posterior of the user's head. The mask is connected to the lid by a hinge portion which allows the mask to provide varying levels of coverage to a user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Bill Mickle
  • Publication number: 20090222969
    Abstract: A multi-function garment is disclosed. The multi-function garment composed of a piece of fabric or woven material having a substantially rectangular or trapezoid shape, and fasteners mounted along at least one side of the fabric or woven material. The multi-function garment generally has a size and a width-to-height ratio that allows a wearer to comfortably use the garment as a hood around the wearer's head or a shawl around the wearer's shoulder without significantly stretching the fabric or woven material. Moreover, the garment is sized such that, when used as a scarf around the wearer's neck, it would give a collar or turtle neck appearance by simply fastening some or all of the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Alexandra Kay Townsend
  • Patent number: 7467422
    Abstract: A one-piece hooded scarf, comprising a tubular neckpiece having a top end and a bottom peripheral end, the neckpiece having openings or channels for breathing produced when made from a material elastically deformable in two axes; and, a hood connected at the bottom peripheral end of the neckpiece to leave the top end of the neckpiece free thereby allowing introduction of the neckpiece over the head of a wearer. The hood can be permanently connected to the neckpiece or detachable. The material of the hood can be the same or different from the neckpiece. The hooded scarf can have a tail or a chestpiece which can incorporate an open or secret pocket. The neckpiece can be of variable height to enable it to cover or uncover a lower face area, ear and nose of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Liza Bugarin
  • Publication number: 20080120762
    Abstract: A multi-function hood is disclosed, comprising an inner layer and an outer layer that are stacked and connected with each other, and an opening is respectively formed on the bottoms of both, such that a space can be formed between the inner layer and the outer layer, otherwise, the inner layer can be made by various materials regarding to the selection of demand for having the additional functions with the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Shu-Hui Huang
  • Patent number: 7152252
    Abstract: An enhanced mask system including a mask portion, for covering the nose, mouth and lower face of a wearer. The mask portion has an inner surface for being closer to the wearer and an outer surface for being further from the wearer. A head covering or balaclava is secured to the mask portion and a pocket secured to the inner surface of the mask portion removably contains the head covering or balaclava when in its secured position. The mask can be worn by the wearer either with the head covering or balaclava on the wearer's head in a deployed position or without the head covering or balaclava on the wearer's head and stowed in the pocket in the secured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Gordini U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: David Gellis, Gad Shaanan, Francois Duval, Serge Debeau, Ivan Brousseau
  • Patent number: 6651256
    Abstract: A pillow is worn in the manner of a helmet and includes an inner layer of cotton type material, an outer layer and an intermediate layer of foam or the like. The pillow blocks noise from getting to the wearer and can block light as well. The pillow also includes a neck-supporting portion. A stretchable neck-encircling portion permits the pillow to be pulled over the wearer's head while holding the pillow snugly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Carol L. Swift
  • Patent number: 6088838
    Abstract: An adjustable hood including a hood portion having a face opening and a rear portion disposed substantially opposite to the face opening, the face opening including a first edge portion and a second edge portion, the first edge portion having first and second spaced apart ends. The adjustable hood also includes a neck portion which is receivable in the hood portion and a cord disposed at the first edge portion of the face opening, the cord being extendable (i) away from the first edge portion of the respective first and second ends, and (ii) towards the rear portion of the hood. The adjustable hood also includes a plurality of clamp elements operable to move along the cord and fixedly engage the cord such that the cord draws the first edge portion of the face opening towards the face of the user when it is extended from and engaged by a pair of the clamp elements at the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Richard L. Sontag
  • Patent number: 5960478
    Abstract: A multifunction head apparel is disclosed and configurable into a variety of protective forms to provide varying degrees of protection of a user's head and face from the surrounding environment. The accessory is characterized as having a hood portion which defines a face opening sufficient in size so as to permit a head to extend there through, and a neck portion wherein the neck portion has a proximal portion adjacent to the hood portion and a distal portion terminating at a neck opening. The length of the neck portion is sufficient to permit full coverage of the neck when the neck opening is involuted to terminate at or near the mid point of the face opening, thereby forming a dual layer of material surrounding the neck. In this manner, a single accessory can be configured to provide a hood with or without a face mask; a neck tube, with or without a face mask; and a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventors: Robert D. Sivret, Dave R. Maclaskey
  • Patent number: 5873132
    Abstract: In a protective garment, such as one worn by a firefighter, a rescue worker, or a racing car driver, in which fasteners, such as snap fasteners, are used for attaching a liner detachably to a coat, a hood having a cape hanging downwardly is provided with loops. Each loop has two ends and is affixed at each end to the cape. Each loop is adapted to extend around a respective fastener, between the coat and the liner, so as to attach the hood detachably when the liner is attached detachably to the coat. In one contemplated embodiment, the ends of each loop are affixed to each other and to the cape. In another contemplated embodiment, the loops are defined by a continuous ribbon affixed to the cape at spaced intervals defining the ends of the loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot
  • Patent number: 5765230
    Abstract: A multifunction head apparel is disclosed and configurable into a variety of protective forms to provide varying degrees of protection of a user's head and face from the surrounding environment. The accessory is characterized as having a hood portion which defines a face opening sufficient in size so as to permit a head to extend there through, and a neck portion wherein the neck portion has a proximal portion adjacent to the hood portion and a distal portion terminating at a neck opening. The length of the neck portion is sufficient to permit full coverage of the neck when the neck opening is involuted to terminate at or near the mid point of the face opening, thereby forming a dual layer of material surrounding the neck. In this manner, a single accessory can be configured to provide a hood with or without a face mask; a neck tube, with or without a face mask; and a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventors: Robert Darryll Sivret, Dave Ross Maclaskey
  • Patent number: 5628065
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective firefighter hood in which a pocket is formed to protect the required garment label which must be attached to the hood. The hood includes a head portion shaped to cover at least a wearer's head and an optional bib portion attached to and extending from the head portion to cover at least a wearer's neck. In one embodiment, a gap is formed between the stitching that connects the inner and outer layers of the head portion, adjacent the label. Accordingly, the label can be stored so that it does not contact the wearer, by inserting it through the gap in the stitching. In an alternative embodiment, the hood is provided with a patch pocket on the head portion or bib portion adjacent the label, so that the label can be placed alternatively within the pocket away from contacting the wearer or removed from the pocket to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Tayco
    Inventor: Richard A. Austin
  • Patent number: 5575009
    Abstract: A cold weather face mask and hood combination is characterized by an elastic support strap which is releasably secured to at least one side of the mask and is trained through a retainer loop on the back of the hood so that the fit of the mask on the wearer's face may be adjusted to increase or decrease the snugness and to accommodate a range of sizes and shapes of facial features in the nose, mouth and chin area. The retainer loop holds the support strap in a selected position along the back of the hood to prevent the loop from slipping to the wearer's shoulders. The face mask has a nose-to-chin protecting pocket with a somewhat parabolic curvature to accommodate a range of sizes and shapes of facial features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: American Allsafe Company
    Inventor: David Ryvin
  • Patent number: 5339466
    Abstract: The cold weather sleeping garment of the instant invention, used in conjunction with a sleeping bag, allows a user to sleep in sub-zero temperatures. The sleeping garment is separate from the sleeping bag but comfortably and snugly fastened to the user. The sleeping garment moves with the body which eliminates claustrophobia and loss of insulating value caused by displacement of the breathing hole away from the nose and mouth area of the user. By virtue of its ability to hug the body of the user and move with the user, the hole stays where placed initially with little or no displacement from the face. The shoulder protection serves to separate the bag into two sections preventing warm air in the bag and surrounding the user from being pushed out of the breathing hole when the user moves. An adaptation of the sleeping garment of the instant invention allows the insertion or removal of additional insulating material which affords the user greater comfort in changing weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Donald J. McMullen
  • Patent number: 5251336
    Abstract: A head protector for inclement weather includes a hood having a facial port and a neck portion surrounding a neck channel. A dickey is attached to the outside of the hood at the neck portion to also surround the neck channel, and a collar is attached to the outside of the neck portion between the hood and the dickey. A face shield having a mesh panel is attached to the hood across the facial port to cover the nose and mouth of the user. Also included is a flap which is releasably attachable to the hood to cover the face shield. A drawstring is attached to the outer periphery of the collar for cinching the collar around the neck of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Michael A. Nevins
  • Patent number: 5214804
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a mask member and a scarf member joined together. The mask is formed of a closed-cell neoprene with a fleece interior lining and a Lycra.TM. exterior surface. A scarf member is secured to the lower edge of the mask member to extend rearwardly about the head of the user and is made of a fleece material. The article of clothing is held in place about the head and neck of the user by VELCRO.TM. fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5211668
    Abstract: An infant hair bib is arranged for securement about an infant having an elastomeric rimmed facial opening and elastomeric rimmed neck opening to provide and afford protection for an infant's hair during a feeding procedure. The invention is arranged to include side wall ear openings, as well as cover flaps and optional bib structure, and a sun visor member to afford protection to an infant when feeding in an outdoor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Mary A. Secord
  • Patent number: 5115517
    Abstract: A scarf garment includes an elongated strip of material with upper and lower portions connected along a foldable joint. The ends of the material strip are connectable with fasteners. In a second embodiment of the invention a hood portion is connected to the material strip, along the interface of the strip. The hood is connected intermediate the upper and lower edges of the strip such that the upper portion of the strip may be folded while the hood remains attached to the material strip. The lower portion of the material strip is preferably wider than the upper portion, such that the lower portion will extend downwardly under the collar of a coat worn by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventors: Lisa L. Ferguson, Susan M. Ludlow
  • Patent number: 5035006
    Abstract: A garment selectively convertible between several different fashions, such as an ascot, a face and neck mask, and a visor, includes a body or bib portion having a protruding distal edge and opposing side edges. The garment further includes a nose portion having a proximate edge opposite the distal edge, and a breathing vent portion of a foraminous fabric interconnecting the body and nose portions. Two opposing side straps extend outwardly from each of the side edges to secure the garment on a wearer. The side straps may each have a mating portion of a VELCRO hook and eye fabric fastener means attached thereto for releasably interconnecting the straps to secure the garment on a wearer and to provide incremental size adjustment of the garment. Alternatively, the side straps may be permanently interconnected by an elastic insert for resiliently securing the garment on a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Hot Cheeks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary N. Hetz, Bruce J. Brothers
  • Patent number: 5016287
    Abstract: An evaporative cooled cloth hood for use in high temperature atmospheres comprising a plurality of parts which when secured together fit over the head, forehead and chest of the user for cooling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: John R. Harris
  • Patent number: 5007115
    Abstract: A tubular garment (10) which is worn around the neck and optionally at a variety of positions on the head, to provide protection which can easily be adjusted in response to weather conditions. Wearing positions range from covering the neck only, to covering the entire head, including the mouth, cheeks and forehead. The garment's tubular shape is characterized by having the ends (12 and 14) of the tube at angles of less than 90 degrees to the sides of the tube. The angled ends provide the adjustability in wearing positions by creating a variation in the length of the tube sides from a maximum at the back (26) of the garment to minimum at the front (16). The end (12) of the tube which optionally covers the head is further characterized by a drawstring (20) which allows adjustment in the circumference of the end, thus providing a means of securing the garment in the chosen wearing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Inventors: Nancy A. Denbow, Anne M. Bertino
  • Patent number: 4404688
    Abstract: A combination scarf as fashionable wearing apparel comprising an elongated, generally rectangular, one-piece fabric member which has a short front panel section at one end and a comparatively long trailing panel section at the other end, this trailing section being divided lengthwise into two separate elongated panels, with a collar-forming yoke section joining the other two sections and containing a teardrop opening arranged therein to provide a circular leading edge to fit around the front of the neck and a pair of tapering trailing edges to fit the scarf to the sides and back of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Phyllis Knight
  • Patent number: 4180868
    Abstract: An outer material layer is sized in length to extend from above the rim of a hat to below the collar area of a user and sized in width to extend around the rim of the hat rearward between about the temples of the user. An inner material layer is secured to the outer layer about the edges thereof and in between the upper edges and lower edges of the outer layer to form a pocket. A first insert is made of a pliable liquid absorbent material and is sized to fit within the pocket. An elastic band is adapted to the upper edge of the outer layer to tensionally hold the accessory to the hat. A face piece is similarly constructed and extends in length from the bridge of the nose to the upper chest area of the user and in width between about the ears of the user. The face piece also has an elastic band to hold it about the head of the user. In cold weather the inserts act as an insulator along with the outer layer to protect the user against the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Inventor: Charles C. Snow
  • Patent number: 4110846
    Abstract: A combined scarf and hood is made of a sheet of cotton terry cloth of approximately triangular shape affording three apices. One of the apices is truncated to leave a margin of a predetermined length, to which is stitched the corresponding major margin of combined hood panels. The other, major margin of the combined hood panels is shorter than the stitched margin to provide a pocket. One of the other apices has a tape secured to it, and the tape has one or more fasteners, such as Velcro, arranged to engage with a complimentary fastener secured to the remaining one of the apices. The sheet preferably is of a size adapting the combined scarf and hood to be worn by an adult with the truncated apex at the back of the neck, with other portions of the sheet crossed over the chest, with the remaining two apices at the sides and beneath the shoulders, and with the tape around the body and the fasteners secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Inventor: Robert Hernandez
  • Patent number: 4042976
    Abstract: A protective collar for shielding the wearer against inclement weather which includes a strip of waterproof material having loop pile fasteners along the edges and the top thereof, the bottom edge of which is designed to attach to a windbreaker or other protective garment and the top loop pile edge to a helmet, protective hood, or hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventor: Jay Carter Reynolds
  • Patent number: 3968521
    Abstract: Head-wear is provided made of a tubular configuration of textile material. The tube is tapered in the lengthwise direction and is configured to cover the front of the head, the ears, and the front of the neck and chest of the wearer. Complementary separable fastening means are attached to the narrow rim of the tube to permit adjustment and retention under the chin of the wearer. When the separable fastening means is secured, an overlap of material is effected which falls beneath the visible part of the front of the garment and is not visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1973
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Inventor: Joy Anne Bashlow