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Publication numberUS20070079424 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/324,226
Publication dateApr 12, 2007
Filing dateJan 4, 2006
Priority dateOct 11, 2005
Publication number11324226, 324226, US 2007/0079424 A1, US 2007/079424 A1, US 20070079424 A1, US 20070079424A1, US 2007079424 A1, US 2007079424A1, US-A1-20070079424, US-A1-2007079424, US2007/0079424A1, US2007/079424A1, US20070079424 A1, US20070079424A1, US2007079424 A1, US2007079424A1
InventorsByoung-Woo Cho
Original AssigneeYupoong,Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Headwear
US 20070079424 A1
Abstract
Wearing comfort of a headwear may be enhanced and benefit to a wearer's health may be obtained when a headwear includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, and a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side, wherein the sweatband includes a cushion member having elasticity and a negative ion emitting member combined with or mixed into the cushion member.
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1. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer;
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion; and
a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side,
wherein the sweatband comprises
a cushion member having elasticity, and
a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions.
2. The headwear of claim 1, wherein the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member are covered by a protective cover.
3. The headwear of claim 2, wherein a fabric piece is combined to an exterior surface of the protective cover.
4. The headwear of claim 2, wherein the protective cover is adhered to the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member by a high frequency heating.
5. The headwear of claim 2, wherein at least one line of an adhesion portion is formed in the length direction to adhere the cushion member, the negative ion emitting member, and the protective cover.
6. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer;
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion; and
a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side,
wherein the sweatband comprises a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.
7. The headwear of claim 6, wherein the cushion member mixed with the negative ion emitting material is covered by a protective cover.
8. The headwear of claim 7, wherein a fabric piece is combined to an exterior surface of the protective cover.
9. The headwear of claim 7, wherein the protective cover is adhered to the cushion member by a high frequency heating.
10. The headwear of claim 7, wherein at least one line of an adhesion portion is formed in the length direction to adhere the cushion member and the protective cover.
11. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer;
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion; and
a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side,
wherein the sweatband comprises
a cushion member having elasticity,
a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions, and
a protective cover combined to an interior surface of the head-covering portion and providing a space to enclose the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member.
12. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer;
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion; and
a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side,
wherein the sweatband comprises
a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions, and
a protective cover combined to an interior surface of the head-covering portion and providing a space to enclose the cushion member.
13. The headwear of claim 11, wherein the protective cover is formed of a synthetic resin film, a knitted fabric coated with synthetic resin, a textile fabric coated with synthetic resin, or a non-woven fabric coated with synthetic resin.
14. The headwear of claim 12, wherein the protective cover is formed of a synthetic resin film, a knitted fabric coated with synthetic resin, a textile fabric coated with synthetic resin, or a non-woven fabric coated with synthetic resin.
15. The headwear of claim 1, wherein the head-covering portion is combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and another negative ion emitting member combined to the another cushion member and emitting negative ions.
16. The headwear of claim 6, wherein the head-covering portion is combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and another negative ion emitting member combined to the another cushion member and emitting negative ions.
17. The headwear of claim 1, wherein the head-covering portion is combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.
18. The headwear of claim 6, wherein the head-covering portion is combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.
19. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer; and
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion,
wherein the head-covering portion comprises
a cushion member having elasticity, and
a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions.
20. The headwear of claim 19, wherein the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member are covered by a protective cover.
21. The headwear of claim 20, wherein the protective cover is adhered to the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member by a high frequency heating.
22. Headwear, comprising:
a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer;
a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion,
wherein the head-covering portion comprises a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.
23. The headwear of claim 22, wherein the cushion member mixed with the negative ion emitting material is covered by a protective cover.
24. The headwear of claim 23, wherein the protective cover is adhered to the cushion member by a high frequency heating.
Description
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims priority to and the benefit of Korean Patent Application No. 10-2005-0095384, filed in the Korean Intellectual Property Office on Oct. 11, 2005, the entire content of which is incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to headwear. More particularly, the present invention relates to headwear having enhanced wearing comfort and benefit to a wearer's health.

(b) Description of the Related Art

Typically, a headwear (including a cap, a hat, and a visor) includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head and a visor portion formed entirely or partially at an interior circumference of a bottom side of the head-covering portion.

Such headwear may include a sweatband combined thereto at its lower interior. The sweatband absorbs sweat falling from a forehead of the wearer, such that the headwear may maintain its comfort.

However, in an exemplary case that the wearer exercises for a long time, the sweatband may produce an unpleasant smell and may become unhealthy for the wearer.

The above information disclosed in this Background section is only for enhancement of understanding of the background of the invention and therefore it may contain information that does not form the prior art that is already known in this country to a person of ordinary skill in the art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention has been made in an effort to provide headwear having advantages of enhanced wearing comfort and enhanced sanitariness for the wearer against sweat.

An exemplary headwear according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, and a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side, wherein the sweatband includes a cushion member having elasticity and a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions.

The cushion member and the negative ion emitting member may be covered by a protective cover.

A fabric piece may be combined to an exterior surface of the protective cover.

The protective cover may be adhered to the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member by high frequency heating.

At least one line of an adhesion portion may be formed in the length direction to adhere the cushion member, the negative ion emitting member, and the protective cover.

In addition, an exemplary headwear according to another embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, and a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side, wherein the sweatband includes a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.

In addition, an exemplary headwear according to a further embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, and a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side, wherein the sweatband includes a cushion member having elasticity, a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions, and a protective cover combined to an interior surface of the head-covering portion and providing a space to enclose the cushion member and the negative ion emitting member.

In addition, an exemplary headwear according to yet another embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, a sweatband combined to the head-covering portion at its interior side, and a protective cover combined to an interior surface of the head-covering portion and providing a space to enclose the cushion member, wherein the sweatband includes a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.

The protective cover may be formed of a synthetic resin film, a knitted fabric coated with synthetic resin, a textile fabric coated with synthetic resin, or a non-woven fabric coated with synthetic resin.

The head-covering portion may be combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and another negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions.

Alternatively, the head-covering portion may be combined, at its interior surface, with another cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.

In addition, an exemplary headwear according to a yet further embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, and a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, wherein the head-covering portion includes a cushion member having elasticity, and a negative ion emitting member combined to the cushion member and emitting negative ions.

In addition, an exemplary headwear according to yet another embodiment of the present invention includes a head-covering portion for being worn on a head of a wearer, and a visor portion combined to the head-covering portion, wherein the head-covering portion includes a cushion member having elasticity and being mixed with a negative ion emitting material emitting negative ions.

The headwear may be a baseball cap, a hat having a brim, or a visor cap.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a cap according to some exemplary embodiments of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a second exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a third exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a fourth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 according to a sixth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of hat according to a seventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of visor cap according to an eighth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a cap according to ninth and tenth exemplary embodiments of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a cross-sectional view along the line B-B of FIG. 10 according to the ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a cross-sectional view along the line B-B of FIG. 10 according to the tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention will hereinafter be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a cap according to the first to sixth exemplary embodiments of the present invention. The cap according to the first embodiment will now be described, with reference to FIG.1. The cap includes a crown portion 1 for being worn on a head of a wearer, a visor portion 3 combined to the crown portion 1, and a sweatband 51 combined to the crown portion 1 at its interior side. The sweatband 51 may be combined to the crown portion 1 at its bottom interior circumference, entirely or partially to a frontal portion where the visor portion 3 is combined.

As shown in FIG. 2, the sweatband 51 includes a cushion member 111, such as a sponge, a negative ion emitting member 131 combined to the cushion member 111, and protective covers 15 and 17 for covering the cushion member 111 and the negative ion emitting member 131. In addition, the sweatband 51 further includes a fabric piece 19 of, for example, woven or non-woven fabric or cloth, such that the protective covers 15 and 17 are covered thereby.

The cushion member 111 provides cushioning when contacting with the forehead of the wearer so as to enhance the wearing comfort, and absorbs sweat. According to this embodiment of the present invention, the cushion member 111 is realized as a sponge. However, it should not be understood that the present invention is limited thereto, since another material that has a restoring force of a certain degree and absorbs sweat well may be used as the cushion member 111.

Further, the negative ion emitting member 131 combined to the cushion member 111 may include a typical ceramic material producing negative ions helpful to the human body. In addition, the negative ion emitting member 131 according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention may be formed to mainly include a mineral material such as tourmaline, germanium, titanium, ferrite, radon, thorium, elvan, and loess. Alternatively, the negative ion emitting member 131 may also be formed to mainly include gallium, beryllium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, and actinium. That is, the negative ion emitting member 131 may be realized with a material known in the art. In addition, the negative ion emitting member 131 is preferably formed of a material that can suppress breeding of microorganisms in the sweat absorbed by the cushion member 111 which would otherwise generate an offensive smell or have a bad effect on the human body.

In addition, the negative ion emitting member 131 is preferably disposed toward the forehead of the wearer. By such an arrangement, the negative ion emitting member 131 emitting negative ions known to be helpful to the human body may be disposed closer to the human body. The cushion member 111 and the negative ion emitting member 131 are formed in the shape of a long band.

Although various features of the negative ion emitting member 131 according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention have been described above, the present invention is not limited thereto. The negative ion emitting member 131 may be replaced with an antimicrobial and deodorizing agent, an aromatic, an electromagnetic interference shield, etc.

Examples of the antimicrobial and deodorizing agent may be an inorganic antimicrobial agent such as silver, zirconium, alumino-silicate hydroxyapatite, silica-gel, etc., an organic compound such as a oxybisphenol compound, a titanium dioxide based compound such as a photocatalytic agent from titanium dioxide, a natural compound such as a chitosan acid, amino compound, lysozyme, natural sulfur, tea polyphenol, etc., and the like. In addition, the aromatic may be a natural aromatic such as a herb and a musk, an organic aromatic such as an aromatic compound, and the like. In addition, the electromagnetic interference shield may be formed of a metal material such as silver, copper, etc.

The protective covers 15 and 17 cover the cushion member 111 and the negative ion emitting member 131 so as to protect them. In addition, the fabric piece 19 is exteriorly combined to the protective covers 15 and 17. The fabric piece 19, which is disposed outermost, may have various shapes and patterns so as to enhance exterior aesthetical features. In addition, the fabric piece 19 may also provide preferable functions when a functional material is used as the fabric piece 19.

In addition, the protective covers 15 and 17 may be adhered together by using a high frequency induction heater. In more detail, as shown in FIG. 2, adhesion portions 21 and 23 adhered by the high frequency induction heater may be formed at both sides of the sweatband 51 along a length direction thereof. In addition, one side of the sweatband 51 is combined to an interior side of the crown portion 1 by sewing threads 25 (refer to FIG. 2).

The cap having the sweatband 51 according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a favorable wearing comfort since the cushion member 111 provides elasticity. In addition, even if the wearer sweats a lot, the cap according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention may be kept comfortable and sanitary since the cushion member 111 absorbs the sweat. In addition, according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the sweatband 51 includes a negative ion emitting member 131 emitting negative ions helpful to a human body, and accordingly, the health of the wearer of the cap can be promoted.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 and illustrates a sweatband 52 according to the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The following description will focus only on the differences of the second exemplary embodiment from the first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, and unexplained features of the second exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the first embodiment.

According to the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a cushion member 112 in the sweatband 52 is realized as a sponge, and it includes a negative ion emitting member 132 (shown as dots in FIG. 3) mixed therein. The cushion member 112 is covered by the protective covers 15 and 17 and the fabric piece 19. That is, according to the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a material (e.g., ceramic powder) emitting negative ions is mixed into the cushion member 112, such that the cushion member 112 may achieve the emission of negative ions and the function of cushioning.

Although the cushion member 112 has been described to be a sponge in the above second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should not be understood that the present invention is limited thereto, since another material such as synthetic resin material that has elasticity and a restoring force may be used as the cushion member 112. In addition, the cushion member 112 is covered at its exterior by the protective covers 15 and 17. Further, a fabric piece 19 of various types may be exteriorly combined to the protective covers 15 and 17.

In other words, the difference of the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention in comparison with the first exemplary embodiment resides in that a ceramic material emitting negative ions is powdered and mixed into the cushion member 112 uniformly or non-uniformly, such that the negative ion emitting member 132 and the cushion member 112 may become integral. From such a second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that a variety of variations of the first exemplary embodiment may be employed so as to provide substantially the same effect.

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 and illustrates a sweatband 53 according to the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The following description of the sweatband 53 according to the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention will focus only on the differences from the sweatband 52 of the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, and unexplained features of the third exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the second embodiment.

According to the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a cushion member 113 mixed with a negative ion emitting member 133 is directly covered by the fabric piece 19.

That is, the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention is different from the second exemplary embodiment in that the protective covers 15 and 17 are not employed.

When the fabric piece 19 may also provide a function of protecting the cushion member 113, such a structure of the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention may be employed. According to such a third exemplary embodiment, a cap can be manufactured in a simpler structure and process.

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 and illustrates a sweatband 54 according to a second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, which is a variation of the sweatband 53 shown in FIG. 4. The following description will focus only on the differences of the fourth exemplary embodiment from the third exemplary embodiment of the present invention, and unexplained features of the fourth exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the third embodiment.

The sweatband 54 according to the fourth exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a cushion member 114 having elasticity and a negative ion emitting member 134 emitting negative ions and combined to a side of the cushion member 114. The cushion member 114 is formed in an elongated shape, i.e., in a band shape, and the negative ion emitting member 134 is formed in the same shape as the cushion member 114. That is, the cushion member 114 and the negative ion emitting member 134 of the fourth exemplary embodiment of the present invention may be formed to be the same as in the first exemplary embodiment.

The cushion member 114 and the negative ion emitting member 134 according to the fourth exemplary embodiment of the present invention are directly covered by the fabric piece 19, not involving the protective covers 15 and 17. From such a fourth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that the present invention can be realized in a variety of variations.

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 and illustrates a sweatband 55 according to the fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The following description will focus only on the differences of the fifth exemplary embodiment from the first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, and unexplained features of the fifth exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the first embodiment.

According to the first exemplary embodiment, the protection covers 15 and 17 are adhered together at both lateral edges of the sweatband 51 by a high frequency induction heater. However, according to the fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, another adhesion portion 27 formed in the length direction by the high frequency induction heater is provided at a central portion of the cushion member 115, the negative ion emitting member 135, and the protective covers 15 and 17. From such a fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that a variety of variations of the sweatband may be employed such that aesthetic features may be enhanced and wearing comfort may also be enhanced by reducing an area contacting with the forehead of the wearer.

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view along the line A-A of FIG. 1 and illustrates a sweatband 56 according to the sixth exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The following description will focus only on the differences of the sixth exemplary embodiment from the fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, and unexplained features of the sixth exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the fifth embodiment.

According to the fifth exemplary embodiment, the protective covers 15 and 17 are adhered together at both lateral edges and in one line at the central portion of the sweatband 55 by a high frequency induction heater. However, according to the sixth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of adhesion portions 29 and 31 formed in the length direction by the high frequency induction heater are provided at a central portion of the sweatband 56 including a cushion member 116 and a negative ion emitting member 136. From such a sixth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that a variety of variations of the sweatband may be employed.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a hat having a brim according to the seventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The hat includes a crown portion 107 for being worn on the head of the wearer, a visor portion (or a brim) 307 combined to a bottom of the crown portion 107, and a sweatband 57 combined to an interior side of the crown portion 107.

From such a seventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that the present invention may be realized by a variety of headwear, for example, by a hat having a brim. The various features of the sweatbands described in the above exemplary embodiments one to six may be applied to the seventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention and so reference may be made thereto.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a visor cap according to the eighth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

The visor cap includes a visor portion 308 for blocking sunlight, a frontal portion 41 combined to the visor portion 308 and disposed at a position contacting with the forehead of the wearer, a band 43 extending from the frontal portion 41 so as to enclose the head of the wearer, and a sweatband 58 disposed at an interior bottom side of the frontal portion 41.

From the eighth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that a general visor cap may also be used as headwear employing the sweatband 58 according to this exemplary embodiment of the present invention. Features of the sweatbands 51-57 according to the above described exemplary embodiments one to seven of the present invention may be applied to the sweatband 58 according to the eighth exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

Therefore, the spirit of the present invention may be applied to a variety of headwear such as a cap, a hat having a brim, and a visor cap used for blocking sunlight. In addition, the present invention is not limited thereto, and the spirit of the present invention may also be applied to headwear without any brim such as a head band or a sweat blocker frequently used in the sports business.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a cap having a sweatband according to ninth and tenth exemplary embodiments of the present invention, and FIG. 11 is a cross-sectional view along the line B-B of FIG. 10 according to the ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The following description will focus only on the differences of the ninth exemplary embodiment from the above exemplary embodiments of the present invention, and unexplained features of the ninth exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the descriptions of the above embodiments.

According to the cap having the sweatband 59 of the ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a cushion member 119 and a negative ion emitting member 139 are combined to an interior surface above the bottom of the crown portion 1. That is, according to the ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the cushion member 119 and the negative ion emitting member 139 are covered by the protective covers 15 and 17 and combined to the interior surface of the crown portion 1 by sewing.

The ninth exemplary embodiment differs from the first exemplary embodiment only in that the cushion member 119, negative ion emitting member 139, and the protective covers 15 and 17 are disposed to the interior surface above the bottom of the crown portion 1.

The cushion member 119 and the negative ion emitting member 139 may be disposed at the interior surface of the crown portion regardless of whether the cap is provided with another sweatband at its bottom side.

According to the cap of the ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the cushion member 119 and the negative ion emitting member 139 are formed entirely or partially on the interior surface above the bottom of the crown portion 1, and therefore, wearing comfort may be enhanced while keeping the entire head of the wearer sanitary, for example, by removing sweat smells.

FIG. 12 is a cross-sectional view along the line B-B of FIG. 10 according to the tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention. According to the sweatband 60 according to the tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a powder of a negative ion emitting member 140 is mixed into a cushion member 120, such as a sponge, and protective covers 15 and 17 cover the cushion member 120.

That is, the same as in the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a material (e.g., ceramic powder) emitting negative ions is mixed into the cushion member 120, such that the cushion member 120 may achieve the emission of the negative ions and the function of cushioning.

Although the cushion member 120 has been described to be a sponge in the above tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should not be understood that the present invention is limited thereto, since another material, such as synthetic resin material, that has elasticity and a restoring force may be used as the cushion member 120. In addition, the cushion member 120 is covered at its exterior by the protective covers 15 and 17. In addition, a fabric piece of various types may be exteriorly combined to the protective covers 15 and 17.

From such a tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it should be understood that a variety of variations of the above exemplary embodiment may be employed so as to provide substantially the same effect. The above description focused only on the differences of the tenth exemplary embodiment from the other exemplary embodiments of the present invention, and unexplained features of the tenth exemplary embodiment may be referred to in the description of the other embodiments.

As described above, according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a sweatband including a cushion member provides cushioning so as to enhance wearing comfort, and health of a wearer may be improved since a negative ion emitting member is combined with or mixed into the cushion member such that negative ions are emitted while the cap is worn on the head of the wearer.

While this invention has been described in connection with what is presently considered to be practical exemplary embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments, but, on the contrary, is intended to cover various modifications and equivalent arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/195.1
International ClassificationA42B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02
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