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Publication numberUS20050015849 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/616,111
Publication dateJan 27, 2005
Filing dateJul 10, 2003
Priority dateJul 10, 2003
Publication number10616111, 616111, US 2005/0015849 A1, US 2005/015849 A1, US 20050015849 A1, US 20050015849A1, US 2005015849 A1, US 2005015849A1, US-A1-20050015849, US-A1-2005015849, US2005/0015849A1, US2005/015849A1, US20050015849 A1, US20050015849A1, US2005015849 A1, US2005015849A1
InventorsVincent Norment
Original AssigneeNorment Vincent Edward
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
D-band
US 20050015849 A1
Abstract
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.
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Claims(4)
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 FIGS. 5, 5 a, 6 a, and 7 a 3D drawings. Regular designed headband cannot make this claim only a designed d-bandtm can place a logo and/or design symbol on the top of the wearer:
It's a trendy, infinitely customizable fashion accessory fabric options such as suede, leather and other textiles and thereof like. Offer custom color combinations, fluorescent (FIG. 11) and glow-in-the-dark colors to accommodate sports teams and fans, with just as much appeal on the street as well 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. (See FIG. 10 for oblivious extended claim).
4. The fourth claim for D-BAND™ is the pattern measurement of the (FIG. 1) Main Headband, (FIG. 2) Center Stripe, (FIG. 3) Angle Stripe, (FIG. 4) Side Stripe and FIG. 8 a, 8 b, 8 c which depicts several combinations illustration drawings and the measurement steps from the Detail Description of The Invention and part like thereof. 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.
Description
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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 FIGS. 5, 5 a, 6 a, and 7 a 3D drawings. A regular designed headband cannot make this claim. Only a designed D-BAND™ can place a logo and/or design symbol on the top of the wearer head.

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.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

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.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

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 FIGS. 5, 5 a, 6 a, and 7 a depicts 3D drawings and it's a trendy, infinitely and attractive in appearances that it may be worn by males and females when engaged in various activities or for casual wear.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

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: FIG. 1, 2, 3, & 4 D-BAND™ patterns is able to make all the illustrated design combination from the FIGS. 8 a, 8 b& 8 c, drawings. Individually, the patterns can be sewn together to make whatever D-BAND™ desired from the FIG. 8 a-c combination by following the pattern incorporated with each design. Although all the combination designs in FIG. 8 a-c are unisex, FIG. 5 a-c, namely Single Side Stripe will be mostly worn by the female gender (female athletes or casual wearer who like to pull their hair back into a pony tail, see FIG. 5 b) and FIG. 6 a-c, namely the Single Stripe will be mostly worn by the male gender (the Single Stripe can be worn or moved on the right or left side of the headband (FIG. 6 a) or the stripe can be worn straight down center (the middle as seen in FIG. 6 b-c). In the drawings:

FIG. 1: depicts the main headband pattern of the entire headband with measurements drawing.

FIG. 2: depicts the center stripe pattern of the headband with measurements drawing.

FIG. 3: depicts the angle stripe pattern of the headband with measurements drawing.

FIG. 4: depicts the side stripe pattern of the headband with measurements drawing.

FIG. 5: depicts photograph pictures with a company logo or design placed on the top of the D-BAND™ as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 5 a: depicts a 3D drawing of the Single Side Stripe D-BAND™ as it would appear with a logo or symbol placed on the top of the D-BAND™.

FIG. 5 b: depicts an animated drawing of the Single Side Stripe D-BAND™ with a logo on the front of the encircling band as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 5 c: depicts a photograph picture of the Single Side Stripe D-BAND™ without logo as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 6 a: depicts a 3D drawing of the Single Stripe D-BAND™ as it would appear with a logo or symbol placed on the top of the D-BAND™.

FIG. 6 b: depicts an animated drawing of the Single Stripe D-BAND™ with a logo on the front of the encircling band as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 6 c: depicts a photograph picture of the Single Stripe D-BAND™ with logo as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 7 a: depicts a 3D drawing of the Cross Stripe D-BAND™ as it would appear with a logo or symbol placed on the top of the D-BAND™.

FIG. 7 b: depicts an animated drawing of the Cross Stripe D-BAND™ without logo as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 7 c: depicts a photograph picture of the Cross Stripe D-BAND™ with logo as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 8 a: depicts several combinations of the D-BAND™ illustration drawing as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 8 b: depicts several combinations of the D-BAND™ illustration drawing as it would appear worn by a wearer

FIG. 8 c: depicts several combinations of the D-BAND™ illustration drawing as it would appear worn by a wearer.

FIG. 9: depicts several D-BAND™ color combination pictures (photos) viewing the front and/or the back part of the headband, as part of or there alike with logos and without on the D-BAND™

FIG. 10: depicts several D-BAND™ designs sewn on as one piece to a Do-Rag, Bandana, Wrap, or a combination thereof as known to be oblivious to an inventor. The combination of a Do-Rag and/or Bandana with any one designed D-BAND™ will be called or known as a D-Wrap.™

FIG. 11: depicts several combination of fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark colors to the D-BAND design itself for biking, jogging, camping, hunting, etc. and any other recreational night activity where a person safety is a concern and that person must be visible to another person or on looker for safety reasons, such as someone driving a vehicle can spot the wearer at night.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

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 FIG. 8 a-c. Single Stripe D-BAND™ Steps using Figure Drawings 1, 2, and 3 Measurements:

  • Step 1: The first thing to do is cut all five-pattern pieces below as follow: Note: Alternative fabric is referred to as a non-stretchable fabric such leather, suede, and other textiles or any fabric that's not of the terry cloth.
    • Cut 1 (FIG. 4) side stripe pattern piece in terry cloth.
    • Cut 1 (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece alternative fabric.
    • Cut 1 (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece in terry cloth.
    • Cut 1 (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in alternative fabric.
    • Cut 1 (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece on fold in terry cloth.
  • Step 2: Sew right sides together using ″ seam allowance then turn in side out (Do this for all five of the pattern pieces).
  • Step 3: Sew (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece in terry cloth to (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece of the alternative fabric use an edge seam stitch.
  • Step 4: Then take the (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece in the alternative fabric and sew it to the center of the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in the alternative fabric use an edge seam stitch.
  • Step 5: Now take the (FIG. 4) side stripe pattern piece and sew it to the (FIG. 2) center stripe pattern piece of the alternative fabric use an edge seam stitch.
  • Step 6: Next sew the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in terry cloth to the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in alternative fabric use an edge seam stitch.
  • Step 7: Now sew the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in terry cloth ends together use an edge seam stitch.
  • Step 8: Lastly take (FIG. 4) side stripe pattern piece end and sew it to the center back seam of the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in the terry cloth use an edge seam stitch.
  • V Stripe D-BAND™ Steps using Figure Drawings 1 and 4 Measurements:
  • Step 1: The first thing to do is cut all six pattern pieces as follow:
    Note: Alternative fabric is refer to as non stretchable fabric such leather, suede, and other textiles or any fabric that's not of the terry cloth.
  • Cut 2 (FIG. 3) angle side stripe pattern pieces in alternative fabric.
  • Cut 2 (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces in terry cloth.
  • Cut 1 (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in alternative fabric.
  • Cut 1 (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in terry cloth on the fold.
  • Step 2: Sew right sides together using the ″ seam allowance then turn inside out then revealing the correct side of the fabric (Do this for all six of the pattern pieces above).
  • Step 3: Next sew the two (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces in alternative fabric at the angle and sew the two (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces in terry cloth fabric at the angle.
  • Step 4: Then sew the (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces in terry cloth to the alternative angle stripe pattern pieces using an edge stitch.
  • Step 5: Now sew the (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces to the center of the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in alternative fabric using an edge stitch.
  • Step 6: Then sew the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in terry cloth to the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in the alternative fabric using an edge stitch.
  • Step 7: And then sew the two ends of the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece in terry cloth together using an edge stitch.
  • Step 8: Lastly sew the ends of the (FIG. 3) angle stripe pattern pieces to the back of the (FIG. 1) main headband pattern piece of terry cloth next to the center back seam using an edge stitch.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8074296Nov 4, 2008Dec 13, 2011Leung Rosanna MHair retaining headwear system
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/181
International ClassificationA42C5/04, A41D20/00, A42C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D20/00, A42C5/02, A42C5/04
European ClassificationA42C5/04, A42C5/02, A41D20/00