US 20050015849 A1
A new improved universal, perspiration-absorbing headband having additional absorbent bands attached on the top and sides to form different designs for 30 to 40% more sweat absorption than a regular headband with a little bit more comfort and style. The entire headband is completely absorbent and elastic all the way through its circumference and made with several different textiles. The stripes of fabric band (s) are attached to sides within the center of the encircling headband. The extra band (s) coming from the top attached to the sides make the D-BAND safer to wear than a regular headband. The band (s) help keep the D-BAND more stable or in place around the forehead area and prevent the D-BAND from sliding down into and/or across the wearer eyes/face thus providing a safer headband.
1. The first claim is that several D-BAND™ designs have been able to block a certain percentages of ultra violet rays from the sun when participating in any outdoors sport. This help reduce the chances of heat exhaustion or heat stoke.
2. Another claim of this invention is to provide a porous, absorbent headband made to be worn on the forehead area equipped with extra absorbent bands, allowing ventilation holes on the top specifically designed to absorb 30 to 40% percent more sweat than a regular headband and allowing for the head to breath. This helps to keep the body internal thermostat stabilized at a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. The third claim for D-BAND™ is schools, companies and/or corporate logos, cities, states, countries, numbers, letters of the alphabet, words and design symbols can be placed on the top of the D-BAND™ when extra band (s) are added to the encircling headband itself as showed in
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This Utility Patent is reference to D-BAND™ which is the TITLE of the Patent Design INVENTION. The inquiry U.S. APPLICATION NUMBER is 29/173,149, FILING DATE is Dec. 23, 2002, and NAME OF APPLICANT is VINCENT E. NORMENT. The DESIGN PATENT claimed ornamental design for a headband forming from the top of the head always leaving breathing space (air holes/pockets) for the top of the head, as shown and described. It's ultra absorbent with extra fabric, yarns and/or threads used to absorb sweat more effectively directly from the top of an athlete's head before it reaches the headband surrounding the forehead itself. Therefore, less sweat is achieved from the top of the head and forehead thus, improving an athlete performance even more. Thereby reducing the amount of sweat to the headband surrounding the forehead area. Note: The top of the fabric on the head can be connected to the headband around the forehead or can be one whole piece design forming to the head and forehead.
The present invention relates to improvements in headbands the inventor designed a headband augmenting the basic encircling band with one or more extra bands across the top of the head. More bands mean 30 to 40% percent more absorption sweat than a regular headband, and has reference more particularly to a headband designed with particular reference to absorbing excessive sweat from around the forehead, neck and top areas of the head after engaging in exertion or physical activities such as sports and other recreations. D-BAND™ is the sweatband as it should be superbly absorbent, lightweight and comfortable. But D-BAND™ is more than just functional, schools, companies and/or corporate logos, cities, states, countries, numbers, letters of the alphabet, words and design symbols can be placed on the top of the D-BAND™ because extra bands are added to the encircling headband itself as showed in
It's a trendy, infinitely customizable fashion accessory with just as much appeal on the street as in the stadium. And offering more than a dozen variations in its new, multi-band designs makes D-BAND™ the perfect fit for every head.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to the field of headgear or sweatbands and more particularly relates to a new and improved headband having additional absorbent bands attached on the top for extra comfort, sweat absorption and style. In the preferred embodiment a headband is adapted in such a way as to absorb sweat from the top, back and front portion of the head before it reaches the forehead and neck areas allowing for clear vision and a level of comfort for the individual wearing the headband.
2. Description of the Prior Art
Currently, there are various headgear/or sweatbands available on the open market. These bands are earmarked for either preventing sunlight and sweat from affecting the vision and performance of an individual. These bands have included straps, flaps, and padding that fits around the head to stop sunlight and sweat from entering the eyes and face area. Such prior sweatbands, for example is disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 2,783,474 to Campagna, Foggett, and Lehmberg whereas the absorbent perspiration pad is worn on the forehead to absorb excessive perspiration. In U.S. Pat No. 5,647,061 to Marcus et al. has a flexible, perspiration-absorbing headband with an extending flexible strip affixed to the headband. The strip may be looped around a nose bridge of a pair of eyeglasses and attached to secure the eyeglasses. Brosch, U.S. Pat. No. 1,874,879 also discloses a cap with a strap or band adapted to wrap around the cap to prevent water from entering the interior of the cap when the cap is placed upon the head. While Thornburg U.S. Pat. No. 1,780,887 discloses a strap or band wrapped around the head used to hold the hair in place.
The above-identified apparatuses suffer certain drawbacks. The apparatus of Campagna, Fogget, and Lehmberg only provide an absorbent pad in the center of the forehead therefore not able to absorb sweat from the back, side and top of the head where sweat is more likely to occur. The headband of Marcus is only designed for individuals with eyeglasses and fail to provide additional absorbent strips for sweat absorption. While Brosch, cap with a strap used to wrap around the head does not have any absorbent materials to soak up sweat from the forehead and neck area and will not be affective while performing physical activities. Finally, the design of Thornburg does not allow for sweat to be absorbed from the top of the head, forehead and neck area causing the individual to be distracted and blinded by sweat running into the eyes face and neck areas.
The present invention relates to improvements in headbands the inventor designed a headband augmenting the basic encircling band with one or more extra bands across the top of the head. More bands mean 30 to 40% percent more absorption than a regular headband and has reference more particularly to a headband designed with particular reference to absorbing excessive sweat from around the forehead, neck and top areas of the head after engaging in exertion or physical activities such as sports and other recreations.
Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide a headband for the entire head and neck which can be easily worn and which will look appropriate when in place and which will protect the entire head and neck against excessive sweat by absorbing 30 to 40% percent more sweat than a regular headband. It will also protect the eyes from being blurred by sweat and allow for the clothing to stay dryer longer. The second objective is that certain D-BAND™ designs have been able to block a certain percentage of ultra violet rays and help combat the heat from sun when participating in any outdoor sports. The third objective of this invention is to provide for such an absorbent, porous headband, which will be comfortable and fashionable for the wearer and a school or company logo(s) and/or symbol (s) can be placed across the top of the extra band (s) on the D-BAND as showed in the Brief Description of The Drawings in
The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in a form or a part of the specification, illustrate the present invention and, together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention. Note:
Reference will now be made in detail to the presently preferred embodiments of the invention, and example of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Whenever possible, the same reference numbers will be used throughout the drawings to refer to the same or like parts thereof. Thus, the pattern design measurements in FIGS. 1,2,3, and 4 can construct all illustrated designs in