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Publication numberUS2203028 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1940
Filing dateMay 16, 1938
Priority dateMay 16, 1938
Publication numberUS 2203028 A, US 2203028A, US-A-2203028, US2203028 A, US2203028A
InventorsLouis W Parrillo
Original AssigneeLouis W Parrillo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Illuminated hat
US 2203028 A
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June 4, 1940 L. w. FARRILLO ILLUMINATED HAT Filed May 16, 1958 INV'ENTOR. LOZLLS WPa/rrzllo ATTORNEYS Patented June 4, 1940 UNITED- STATES 2,203,028 ILLUMINATED HAT l Louis W. Parrillo, New York, N.- Y. Application May 16, 1938, Serial No. 208,257

5 Claims.

This invention relates to illuminated hats and while not restricted thereto the same has particular reference to an advertising hat illuminated by the closing of electrical switch mecha- 5 nism by manipulation of the facial muscles such as by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer.

The invention primarily comprehends a hat bearing advertising matter with an electric lamp mounted therebehind and in circuit with switch 1 mechanism having a control button so constructed and arranged over the forehead of the wearer that the same may be manipulated by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer to close the switch mechanism to thereby establish electrical i5 circuit with the lamp so as to illuminate the advertising matter.

The invention further comprehends in a hat of the indicated character electrical switch means pivoted to the hat and normally tensioned to 30 swing inwardly with a control button in contact with the forehead of the wearer and which control button is movable when in contact with the head of the wearer to close the switch means.

The invention also includes means projecting through the hat for retracting the switch means for disposing the button in. anout-of-the-way position when positioning the hat on the head of the wearer. With the foregoing and other objects in view,

V '3 reference is now made to the following specification and accompanying drawing in which there is illustrated a preferred form of the invention, while the appended claims cover variations and modifications thereof which fall within the scope 35 of the invention.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a hat embodying illuminating means constructed in accordance with'the invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view therethrough.

Fig. 3 is a view of the wiring diagram. I

Fig; 4. is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken approximately on the line 44 of Fig. 2.

45 Fig. 5 is a side view of one of the switches illustrated in Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawing by characters of ref-' crence, lb designates a. hat of any desired construction which in the instant embodiment is a uniform cap and within which is housed an electric dry cell battery I l electrically connected with any desired number of electric lamps l2 and I3.

The hat I0 is provided with one or more transparent panels l4 and I5 upon which is arranged as advertising matter l6 of any desired character behind which are positioned the electric lamps l2 and [3 respectively for illuminating the same.

A switch mechanism consists of one or more identical switches ll, two being shown in the instant embodiment, each of which includes a pair 5. of switch arms I8 and IS, the switch arms 18 being rigidly affixed to the outer end of a lever arm 20 pivoted as at 2| to an inwardly projecting angle bracket 22 secured to the visor 23 of the hat l0. Each switch arm I9 is of resilient material and the arms l8 and [9 are provided with contact elements 24 and 25 normally arranged in confronting spaced relation as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawing. The switch arm I9 is provided with a control button 26 which projects inwardly from the visor and is so located as to engage against the forehead of the wearer.

In the instant embodiment the switches II are arranged in oppositely disposed relation so that the contact buttons 26 engage with opposite sides of the forehead and are normally urged into engagement therewith by means of a coil contractile spring 21, the opposite terminals of which are attached to lugs 28 formed on the lever arms 20.

In order to provide means for manually re- 5 tracting the switches I! so as to dispose thecontrol buttons 26 in an out-of-the-way position when donning and removing the hat, a depending manipulating knob 29 is provided on each switch.

I! which extends through slots 30 in the visor 30 23 whereby the knobs are disposed exterior thereof.

Obviously, the circuit may be variously arranged to control the lighting of the lamps but as illustrated in Fig. 3 wherein several lamps are C employed, the wiring diagram includes the battery H, the lamps I2 and I3. A circuit wire 3| leads from one pole of the battery I I and is connected with branch circuit wires 32 and 33.

The circuit wire 32 leads to the contact element 24 of the left hand switch 11 and has interposed in series therein the lamps l2 for illuminating the panel l4. A circuit wire 34 leads from the contact 25 of the movable contact arm l8 of the left hand switch IT to the other pole of the battery II.

The branch wire 33 leads to the contact ele- -ment 24 of the right hand switch I! and has interposed therein the lamp l3 which illuminates the panel I5. A circuit wire 35 leads from the movable contact element 25 of the right hand switch I! to the circuit wire 34.

What is claimed is:

1. In a hat of the character described, a hat body, an electric circuit including an electric I56 lamp contained within the hat body, a source of current supply and a switch device having a pair of normally spaced contact elements, one of said contact elements having a control button adapted to seat against the forehead of the wearer and said control button being movable by the wrinkling of the forehead to engage the pair of contact elements to thereby close the electrical circuit with the lamp and source of current supply.

2. In a hat of the character described, a hat body, an electric circuit including an electric lamp contained within the hat body, a source of current supply and. a switch device including a pair of normally spaced contact elements respectively connected in said circuit, one of said contact elements having a control button and said switch device being pivoted to said hat body and normally tensioned to swing inwardly to dispose the said control button in resilient engagement against the forehead of the wearer, said control button being movable by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer to engage the said contact elements to thereby close the electrical circuit with the lamp and said source of current supply.

3. In a hat of the character described, a hat body, an electric circuit including an electric lamp contained within said hat body, a source of current supply and a switch device including a pair of switch arms having contact points in circuit respectively with said lamp and source of current supply, said switch arms being tensioned to hold the contact points in normally spaced relation, one of said switch arms having a control button, and said switch device being pivoted to said hat body and normally tensioned to swing inwardly to dispose the said control button in resilient engagement against the forehead of the wearer, and said control button being movable by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer to move its switch arm to thereby engage the said contact points for establishing the electrical circuit with the lamp and said source of current supply.

4. In a hat of the character described, a hat body, an electric circuit including an electric lamp contained within the hat body, a source of current supply and a switch device including a pair of normally spaced contact elements respectively connected in said circuit, one of said contact elements having a control button, said switch device being pivoted to said hat body and normally tensioned to swing inwardly to dispose the said control button in resilient engage ment against the forehead of the wearer, said control button being movable by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer to engage the said contact elements for establishing the electrical circuit with thelamp and said source of current supply, and said switch device having means dis-, posed exterior .of the hat body for manually retracting the control button out of engagement with the forehead of the wearer for facilitating the positioning of the hat on the head of the, wearer and the removal of the same therefrom! sioned to hold the contact points in normally spaced relation, one of said switch arms having a control button, said switch device being. pivoted to said hat body and normally tensioned to swing inwardly to dispose the said control button in resilient engagement against the forehead of the wearer, said control button being movable by the wrinkling of the forehead of the wearer to move its switch arm: to thereby en,- gage the said contactpoints for establishing electric circuit with the lamp and said source of current supply, and said switch-device having I means disposed exterior of the hat body for manually retracting the control'button out, of ,engagement with the forehead of the wearer for facilitating the positioning, of the hat on the head of the wearer and the removal of the same therefrom.

LOUIS W. PARRILLO'.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/106, 362/184, 362/802, 40/541, 40/329, 362/812
International ClassificationG09F21/02, A42B1/24
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/802, A42B1/248, Y10S362/812, A42B1/242, G09F21/02
European ClassificationG09F21/02, A42B1/24E, A42B1/24B