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Headwear for securing articles

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Darrin Viggiano

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A hat utilizing an internal means for securing items to the exterior of the hat. A preferred embodiment of the present invention is a baseball style cap with an internal means for attaching or securing sunglasses above the brim of the cap, where the sunglasses are readily secured by inserting the temples through slits in the cap. Because the securing means is internal, the hat maintains its overall aesthetic appearance. In one embodiment, the internal means for securing the eyeglasses or other object is an internal lining of a semi-rigid, but flexible material, such as buckram, neoprene or stretch fabric, with a corresponding slit in that material through which the article is inserted. In another embodiment, the internal means comprise of two strips of synthetic materials that adhere when pressed together, commonly sold under the trademark VELCRO™, affixed to each side of the slit opening.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

For a fuller understanding of the nature and object of the present invention, reference is made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective drawing of a baseball type cap incorporating certain embodiments of the present invention, in particular, the embodiment referred to above wherein the internal securing means consists of an internal lining of a semi-rigid, but flexible material, affixed to the internal surface of the cap. FIG. 1 demonstrates the invention in use wherein glasses are secured to the baseball cap.

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view detailing the internal securing means depicted in FIG.

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FIG. 3 is a front view drawing of a baseball type cap incorporating certain embodiments of the present invention, demonstrating eyeglasses secured to the front portion of the crown of the cap.

FIG. 4 is a side view drawing of a baseball type cap incorporating certain embodiments of the present invention, demonstrating a pencil secured to the front portion of the crown of the cap.

FIG. 5 is a back view drawing of a baseball type cap demonstrating a particular embodiment of the present invention where eyeglasses may be secured to the back portion of the crown of the cap when the cap is worn backwards.

FIG. 6 is a front view drawing of a bucket hat incorporating certain embodiments of the present invention, demonstrating eyeglasses secured to the front portion of the hat. In FIG. 6, the internal securing means comprise two strips of VELCRO™.

Claims

1. Headwear for securing articles, the headwear comprising:

2. Headwear for securing articles, the headwear comprising:

3. Headwear for securing articles, the headwear comprising:

4. Headwear for securing eyeglasses, the headwear comprising of:

5. The headwear according to claim 4, in which the internal securing means is comprised of a sufficient amount of an internal lining comprised of a semi-rigid but flexible material, affixed to the internal surface of the crown portion of the hat circumferentially around the slit opening in the crown portion, with said internal lining containing a corresponding slit opening that is geometrically aligned with the slit opening in the hat, whereby the internal lining clamps down on the temples of the eyeglasses when inserted, thereby securely attaching the eyeglasses to the exterior of the hat.

6. The headwear according to claim 5, wherein the internal lining affixed to the internal surface of the hat extends at least one inch in a radial direction from the slit opening in the lining.

7. The headwear according to claim 5, wherein the internal lining consists of buckram.

8. The headwear according to claim 6, wherein the internal lining consists of buckram.

9. The headwear according to claim 5, wherein the internal lining consists of neoprene.

10. The headwear according to claim 6, wherein the internal lining consists of neoprene.

11. The headwear according to claim 5, wherein the internal lining is composed substantially entirely of stretch fabric.

12. The headwear according to claim 6, wherein the internal lining is composed substantially entirely of stretch fabric.

13. The headwear according to claim 4, wherein the internal securing means is comprised of two strips of hook and loop fasteners said hook and loop fastener strips affixed to the internal surface on the crown portion of the hat on each side of the slit opening, whereby the hook and loop fastener strips, when compressed around the temples of the eyeglasses inserted through the slit openings, secures the temples of the eyeglasses to the hat.

14. Headwear for securing eyeglasses, the headwear comprising of:

15. The headwear according to claim 14, in which the internal securing means is comprised of a sufficient amount of an internal lining comprised of a semi-rigid but flexible material, affixed to the internal surface of the crown portion of the hat circumferentially around the slit opening in the crown portion, with said internal lining containing a corresponding slit opening that is geometrically aligned with the slit opening in the hat, whereby the internal lining clamps down on the temples of the eyeglasses when inserted, thereby securely attaching the eyeglasses to the exterior of the hat.

16. The headwear according to claim 15, wherein the internal lining affixed to the internal surface of the hat extends at least one inch in a radial direction from the slit opening in the lining.

17. The headwear according to claim 15, wherein the internal lining consists of buckram.

18. The headwear according to claim 16, wherein the internal lining consists of buckram.

19. The headwear according to claim 15, wherein the internal lining consists of neoprene.

20. The headwear according to claim 16, wherein the internal lining consists of neoprene.

21. The headwear according to claim 15, wherein the internal lining is composed substantially entirely of stretch fabric.

22. The headwear according to claim 16, wherein the internal lining is composed substantially entirely of stretch fabric.

23. The headwear according to claim 14, wherein the internal securing means is comprised of two strips of hook and loop fasteners, said hook and loop fastener strips affixed to the internal surface on the crown portion of the hat on each side of the slit opening, whereby the hook and loop fastener strips, when compressed around the temples of the eyeglasses inserted through the slit openings, secures the temples of the eyeglasses to the hat.

24. The headwear as in any one of the preceding claims, wherein the hat is a baseball style cap.

25. The headwear as in anyone of the preceding claims, except claim 24, wherein the hat is a bucket style hat.

26. The headwear according to claim 4, in which the internal securing means is affixed to the internal surface of the hat circumferentially around the slit opening in the hat, with said internal lining containing a corresponding slit opening that is geometrically aligned with the slit opening in the hat, whereby the internal lining clamps down on the portion of the article inserted, thereby securely attaching the article to the exterior of the hat.

27. The headwear according to claim 26, wherein the internal lining affixed to the internal surface of the hat extends at least one inch in a radial direction from the slit opening in the lining.

28. The headwear according to claim 2, in which the internal securing means is affixed to the internal surface of the hat circumferentially around the slit opening in the hat, with said internal lining containing a corresponding slit opening that is geometrically aligned with the slit opening in the hat, whereby the internal lining clamps down on the portion of the article inserted, thereby securely attaching the article to the exterior of the hat.

29. The headwear according to claim 28, wherein the internal lining affixed to the internal surface of the hat extends at least one inch in a radial direction from the slit opening in the lining.