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Publication numberUS20030196251 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/124,789
Publication dateOct 23, 2003
Filing dateApr 18, 2002
Priority dateApr 18, 2002
Publication number10124789, 124789, US 2003/0196251 A1, US 2003/196251 A1, US 20030196251 A1, US 20030196251A1, US 2003196251 A1, US 2003196251A1, US-A1-20030196251, US-A1-2003196251, US2003/0196251A1, US2003/196251A1, US20030196251 A1, US20030196251A1, US2003196251 A1, US2003196251A1
InventorsKyunam Lee
Original AssigneeKyunam Lee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Luminescent horizontal three stripes band for sports apparels
US 20030196251 A1
Abstract
A novel luminescent three horizontal stripes band consists of, including but not limited to, luminous plastic tapes, dyes and threads attached, painted, and embroidered around the neck of a polar shirt, around the side of a bucket hat, ski hat, along the right and left side of a sun visor cap with the three horizontal stripes ending at the beginning where a predetermined fastening attachment is placed at the back of the said caps; around the side of a sport cap, on a wrist band, head band, and arm band. The luminescent stripes band of this invention has an opening at the front middle face where the three stripes do not cross over for, including but not limited to, a logo, an emblem and a trademark to be positioned. The luminescent three stripes band gives a ‘warning’ signal to a bystander that the wearer is amongst the surroundings of the bystander when, but not limited to the sun setting, in bad weather, at night, forest and in a dark park.
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Claims(20)
What is claimed is:
1. A luminescent three horizontal apertured stripes band consists of luminous plastic tapes, dyes, and threads for decorating sports wear.
2. The sports wear in claim 1 is sports cap.
3. The sports wear in claim 1 is sun visor.
4. The sports wear in claim 1 is bucket hat.
5. The sports wear in claim 1 is bucket hat.
6. The sports wear in claim 1 is ski hat.
7. The sports wear in claim 1 is head band.
8. The sports wear in claim 1 is wrist band.
9. The sports wear in claim 1 is arm band.
10. The sports wear in claim 1 is glove.
11. The sports wear in claim 1 is sox.
12. The sports wear in claim 1 is stockings.
13. The sports wear in claim 1 is turtle neck shirts.
14. The sports wear in claim 1 is short sleeve shirts.
15. The sports wear in claim 1 is long sleeve shirts.
16. The sports wear in claim 1 is jackets.
17. The sports wear in claim 1 is short pants and long pants.
18. A luminescent three horizontal stripes band is of thickness ranging 0.1 inch to 1.0 inch.
19. The aperture in claim 1, where the luminescent three horizontal stripes band does not cross over, is 0.1 to 99.9 percent.
20. The total size of the aperture in claim in claim 1 is 30 percent.
Description
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to a novel luminescent three horizontal stripes band for various sports apparels.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    1. Field of Invention
  • [0003]
    The present invention relates to a luminescent three horizontal stripes band consists of luminescent materials decorated on different sports apparels.
  • [0004]
    2. Description of the Prior Art
  • [0005]
    U.S. Pat. No. 3,953,892 to Kennedy, et al. illustrates a safety swim cap provided in a variety of fluorescent colors and consisting of multiples of interconnected deflectable tubes. The tubes are inflatable from a single valve. These colors provide sharp visibility in placid or rough waters. This swimming cap acts as a variety of life-saving equipment.
  • [0006]
    U.S. Pat. No. 5,111,366 to Rife, et al., U.S. Pat. No. 5,829,063 to Cheng and U.S. Pat. No. 6,167,570 to Su demonstrate caps for displaying information on the front of a cap. The transparent panel on the front of the cap is illuminated from its edge, with a battery supplying the power for the illumination arrangement. It works as a battery operated signboard.
  • [0007]
    U.S. Pat. No. 5,177,812 to DeMars teaches how to use light tube on an article of a personal wearing apparel, such as a cap, that has a specific exterior ornamental configuration. The light tube is to be flexible enough to accommodate the mentioned specific shape of groove. The illuminatable tube includes a substance that once activated cause the tube to glow for a period of time.
  • [0008]
    U.S. Pat. No. 5,567,038 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,738,431 to Lary teach how to attach a fluorescent light on a cap. The said fluorescent light is detachable and can be placed onto a different placed. It permits the wearer to see and perform functions in the dark without the usage of his hands. It can be seen as a simple miner's hat.
  • [0009]
    None of the mentioned prior arts discloses the attachment of luminescent three stripes band to commercial sports apparels.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0010]
    A novel luminescent three horizontal stripes band consists of, including but not limited to, luminous plastic tapes, dyes and threads attached, painted, and embroidered around the neck of a polar shirt, around the side of a bucket hat and ski hat; along the right and left side of a sun visor and sport cap with the three horizontal stripe ending at the beginning where a predetermined fastening attachment is placed; around the side of a sports cap; on a wrist band, head band, arm band, glove, sox, stocking, turtle neck, sweat shirts, polo shirts, sports shirts, t-shirts, jacket, and pants. The luminescent three stripes band of this invention have 30 percent opening at the front middle face where the three stripes do not cross over for, including but not limited to, a logo, an emblem and a trademark to be positioned later. The luminescent three stripes band provides a ‘warning’ signal to a bystander that the wearer is amongst the surroundings of the bystander when, but not limited to the sun setting, in all unconditional bad weather at night and in a dark park/forest.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES
  • [0011]
    [0011]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the sports cap of this invention.
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 2 is a front view of the sports cap of this invention.
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 3 is a side view of the sports cap of this invention.
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 4 is a rear view of the sports cap of this invention.
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 5 is a side view of another sports cap of this invention.
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 6 is a rear view of another sports cap of this invention. Note how the three horizontal stripes end on both sides of the cap at beginning of a predetermined fastening placed at the back middle face of the cap.
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the sun visor of this invention.
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 8 is a front view of the sun visor of this invention.
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 9 is a side view of the sun visor of this invention.
  • [0020]
    [0020]FIG. 10 is a rear view of the sun visor of this invention.
  • [0021]
    [0021]FIG. 11 is a side view of another sun visor of this invention.
  • [0022]
    [0022]FIG. 12 is a rear view of another sun visor of this invention. Note how the three horizontal stripes end on both sides of the sun visor at beginning of a predetermined fastening placed at the back middle face of the cap.
  • [0023]
    [0023]FIG. 13 is a perspective view of the bucket hat of this invention.
  • [0024]
    [0024]FIG. 14 is a front view of the bucket hat of this invention.
  • [0025]
    [0025]FIG. 15 is a side view of the bucket hat of this invention.
  • [0026]
    [0026]FIG. 16 is a rear view of the bucket hat of this invention.
  • [0027]
    [0027]FIG. 17 is a perspective view of the ski hat of this invention.
  • [0028]
    [0028]FIG. 18 is a front view of the ski hat of this invention.
  • [0029]
    [0029]FIG. 19 is a side view of the ski hat of this invention.
  • [0030]
    [0030]FIG. 20 is a rear view of the ski hat of this invention.
  • [0031]
    [0031]FIG. 21 is a perspective view of the helmet of this invention.
  • [0032]
    [0032]FIG. 22 is a front view of the helmet of this invention.
  • [0033]
    [0033]FIG. 23 is a side view of the helmet of this invention.
  • [0034]
    [0034]FIG. 24 is a rear view of the helmet of this invention.
  • [0035]
    [0035]FIG. 25 is a perspective view of the headband of this invention.
  • [0036]
    [0036]FIG. 26 is a front view of the headband of this invention.
  • [0037]
    [0037]FIG. 27 is a side view of the headband of this invention.
  • [0038]
    [0038]FIG. 28 is rear view of the headband of this invention.
  • [0039]
    [0039]FIG. 29 is a perspective view of the glove of this invention.
  • [0040]
    [0040]FIG. 30 is a front view of the glove wrist of this invention.
  • [0041]
    [0041]FIG. 31 is a side view of the glove wrist of this invention.
  • [0042]
    [0042]FIG. 32 is a rear view of the glove wrist of this invention.
  • [0043]
    [0043]FIG. 33 is a front view of the short sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0044]
    [0044]FIG. 34 is a left side view of the short sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0045]
    [0045]FIG. 35 is a rear view of the short sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0046]
    [0046]FIG. 36 is a right side view of the short sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0047]
    [0047]FIG. 37 is a front view of the long sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0048]
    [0048]FIG. 38 is a right side view of the long sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0049]
    [0049]FIG. 39 is a rear view of the long sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0050]
    [0050]FIG. 40 is a left side view of the long sleeve shirt of this invention.
  • [0051]
    [0051]FIG. 41 is a front view of the turtleneck shirt of this invention.
  • [0052]
    [0052]FIG. 42 is a front view of the turtleneck for the turtle neck shirt of this Invention.
  • [0053]
    [0053]FIG. 43 is a side view of the turtleneck for the turtle neck shirt of this invention.
  • [0054]
    [0054]FIG. 44 is a rear view of the turtleneck for the turtle neck shirt of this invention.
  • [0055]
    [0055]FIG. 45 is a front view of the jacket of this invention.
  • [0056]
    [0056]FIG. 46 is a left side view of the jacket of this invention.
  • [0057]
    [0057]FIG. 47 is a rear view of the jacket of this invention.
  • [0058]
    [0058]FIG. 48 is a right side view of the jacket of this invention.
  • [0059]
    [0059]FIG. 49 is a front view of the short pants of this invention.
  • [0060]
    [0060]FIG. 50 is a left side view of the short pants of this invention.
  • [0061]
    [0061]FIG. 51 is a rear view of the short pants of this invention.
  • [0062]
    [0062]FIG. 52 is a right side view of the short pants of this invention.
  • [0063]
    [0063]FIG. 53 is a front view of the long pants of this invention.
  • [0064]
    [0064]FIG. 54 is a left side view of the long pants of this invention.
  • [0065]
    [0065]FIG. 55 is a rear view of the long pants of this invention.
  • [0066]
    [0066]FIG. 56 is a right side view of the long pants of this invention.
  • [0067]
    [0067]FIG. 57 is a front view of the socks and stockings of this invention.
  • [0068]
    [0068]FIG. 58 is a left side view of the socks and stockings of this invention.
  • [0069]
    [0069]FIG. 59 is a rear view of the socks and stockings of this invention.
  • [0070]
    [0070]FIG. 60 is a right side view of the socks and stockings of this invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0071]
    [0071]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the sports cap for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached horizontally around bottom of the crown of the cap by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 2, FIG. 3, and FIG. 4, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the sports cap, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos, and signs. The ratio of this opening to the total surrounding changes from 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the cap itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0072]
    [0072]FIG. 5 and FIG. 6 are side views and rear views, respectively, of a rear open sports cap with a predetermined fastening. In such a case, the ratio of the opening is larger than that of previous mentioned sports caps shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 2, and FIG. 3, and FIG. 4.
  • [0073]
    [0073]FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the sun visor for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the side strap by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 7 through FIG. 10, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the sun visor, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos, and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the sun visor is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the sun visor itself.
  • [0074]
    The location for this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction. FIG. 11 and FIG. 12 are a side view and rear view, respectively, of rear-open sun visor with a predetermined fastening. In this case, the ratio of the opening is larger than that of the previous mentioned sun visor shown in FIG. 7 through and 10.
  • [0075]
    [0075]FIG. 13 is a perspective view of the bucket hat of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the side wall of the bucket hat by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes, and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 13 through FIG. 16, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the bucket hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the bucket hat 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the hat itself. The location for this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0076]
    [0076]FIG. 17 is a perspective view of the ski hat for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the side face of the ski hat by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 17 through FIG. 20, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the ski hat is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the ski hat itself. The location for this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0077]
    [0077]FIG. 21 is a perspective view of the helmet of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the side face of the helmet by, including but not limited to, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes, and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 21 through FIG. 24, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the helmet is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the helmet itself. The location for this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0078]
    [0078]FIG. 25 is a perspective view of the headband for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached on the headband parallel to the direction of the band by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 25 through FIG. 28, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the headband is 0.01 to 0.7 depends on the shape of the headband itself. The location for this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0079]
    [0079]FIG. 29 is a perspective view of the glove of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the neck of the glove, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 29 through FIG. 32, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the headband is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the glove itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0080]
    [0080]FIG. 33 is a front view of the short sleeve shirt of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached horizontally on the arms of the shirt by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 33 through FIG. 36, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the sleeve shirt is 0.01 to 0.7 depending on the shape of the short sleeve shirt itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0081]
    [0081]FIG. 37 is a front view of the long sleeve shirt for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached horizontally on the arms of the shirt by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 37 through FIG. 40, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the long sleeve shirt is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the long sleeve shirt itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0082]
    [0082]FIG. 41 is a front view of the turtleneck shirt of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the neck of the shirt by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 41 through FIG. 44, the three stripes do not cross over the front middle face of the ski hat, but leaves it open. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the turtleneck shirt is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the turtleneck shirt itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0083]
    [0083]FIG. 45 is a front view of the jacket for this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the side arms by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 45 through FIG. 48, the three-stripe band has an opening. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the jacket is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the jacket itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0084]
    [0084]FIG. 49 is a front view of the short pants of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached horizontally on the legs of the pants by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 49 through FIG. 52, the three stripes band has an opening. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the short pants is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the short pants itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0085]
    [0085]FIG. 53 is a front view of the long pants of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached horizontally on the legs of the pants by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 53 through FIG. 56, the three stripes band has an opening. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the long pants is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the long pants itself. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction.
  • [0086]
    [0086]FIG. 57 is a front view of the socks and stockings of this invention. The three luminescent stripes are attached along the neck of the socks by, including but not limited to, embroidering of luminescent threads, painting of luminescent dyes, gluing or taping of luminescent plastic tapes and attaching luminescent materials by Velcro. As shown in FIG. 57 through FIG. 60, the three stripes band has an opening. This opening is a space for trademarks, logos and any other designs. The ratio to which this opening is measured to the surrounding changes of the socks and stockings is 0.01 to 0.7; depending on the shape of the socks and stocking respectively. The location of this opening changes from personal needs and satisfaction. CLAIMS
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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/244
International ClassificationA42B1/24, A41D13/01
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/242, A41D13/01
European ClassificationA41D13/01, A42B1/24B