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Publication numberUS2445209 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1948
Filing dateFeb 27, 1946
Priority dateFeb 27, 1946
Publication numberUS 2445209 A, US 2445209A, US-A-2445209, US2445209 A, US2445209A
InventorsClark Edward S
Original AssigneeClark Edward S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Absorptive headwear pad
US 2445209 A
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July 13, 1948. E. s. CLARK ABSORPTIVE HEADWEAR PAD 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 27, 1946 N M E 2 W a 1 m 5 w m m D E E. S. CLARK ABSORPTIVE HEADWEAR PAD I Jul 13, 1948.

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Z W m 15 m w m E hairdressings, and perspiration, thereby Patented July 13, 1948 UNIT TAT'ES 1 T NT OF flif 2,445,209 I ABSORPTIVE HEADWEAR PAD Edward S. Clark, Philadelphia, Pa. Application February 27, 1946, seriai-naq-eso szn (01. 2-181) 7 Claims. 1

This inventionrelates to absorptive pads for headwear and the like, and in particular. a pad,

incorporatedlin, or attached .to, the sweatband of a baton to the interior of. sweatbandor hatylfromlthe head of the,,wearer,

the padonlyi contacting the surface of the head.

ahat, which spaces the iWith the 1.sweatband: fitted snugly comfort to the-wearerlas 1-,lrietight, feeling of the leather band is eliminated, and i-nstead, the: pads providecushions aroundthe headventilation-to. the interior of the hat is prevented; and perspiration, normally evaporated by circulatingi air, accumulates on the sweatband causing; deterioration thereof, and also discoloratiomof then-contacting material of the hat.

Thislinvention contemplates aspacing element holdingwthe sweatband away from the surface. of the headywhichat the same time, being of absorptive material, absorbs ing-the sweatband and hat.

Where-haindressings contain suitableioils, Or

oils and the like from protect--.,

are used-in excess, or where av hat is wornin excess ive heat, the: absorptive pad is readily filled to capacity-with oilsor perspiration and,ttherefore,l

the pad oii this invention is incorporated in headweanin such: a manner that it is readily replaceable;

Absorptive padsused in hats or. other headwear transfer some-oil, perspiration, or the like,,;When they-areipermitted vto become saturated, to the sweatbandland material of thehat, and to overcome, .this,. the absorptive .pad oi"v this invention is enclosed in an .envelope projecting...through..v.the envelope to contact the surfacepf the head.

The' purpose-of thiszinvention is, therefore, to proyide .a replaceable absorptive insert for hats, caps helmetapsafety hoods,vand headwear for militaryland industrial purposes, or headwear, for anxpurpose; which arrests excess oils and greases fromgt'he hainor hair dressings thereon, and perspiration and the like, and prevents the said oils, perspiration; andihe like coming in contact with.

the-rsweatbandor m terialof the hat.

Anaabsorptive pad positioned in or on a sweatof material impervious to moisture withonly certain surfaces of the; padband of a hat is also economical in that it extends the lifezof the 'sweatband and reduces cleaning, repairing; and replacement costs.

A seriesof spaced padsproj ecting from the sur-. face ofa sweatband 40: a

hat .or the likelprovides Spaced cushionlpads separating the. sweatbandi- .i of aihat from the head also increase-icor'nfortby providing .yentilat'onl wherein,circulation, of air o not Only. removes, the accumulation of perspiralticn butlalso iunctions; asv a cooling agent.

Theobject of this invention. is to, provide means,- .l for spacing Fthesweathandof hatsandthe like ,i fromthesurface. oi the head cithewearer, which providesgreater,comiort and protects. the mat.-.... ,L rials of the sweatband and hat.

Anotherobiectds to provide absorptive spacing, elements in. the sweatband ot a hat which ,hold the i hate in the correctposition, and th reby, mprove. l the. appearance,,thereofi 4 A further obiect is to providean absorptiv p for sweatbandsgoi hats andthe like whichhfunc ti ns.,.in oth. summera d.winter absprbin p. spiration in summer, and 1s andfltheglikelirom hair. .dies.sings in winter n Anothenobjectis. to provide areplaceableia 1 sorptive padiforghats ,and. the like that may either, J be applied to sweathandsotnewhatsonto sweat;-

bands of hats now in use.

Another object is to provide an absorptive pad adaptedto be incorporated in sweathands of hats and the like; which-may ,be removed and replaced n withoutinjurypto theisweatband.

A further. object is to providesan absorptive pad, forsweatpands of hats andithe like which may. readily. be attachedto'thesweatband by a lay man .without. cutting the bandvor without. remove-l. ing the band from the hatl a. The invention also contemplates an absorptive padofor hats caps, vhelmets, and other1headwzearand. the like (which may. be installed atf eithen the, I

front or back of the h t.-or on the, under surface of the: top'tthereoff,

it th se ndn t -z ob t n Vi -invention embodies-1 an absorptive pad preferably -11, mounted. on a backing strip-with the. backingjstrip surroundedeby an :envelope of material impervious to 'moisture; and meansattaching: or installing; the said pad or a plurality of pads-in thexsweat- -a band or other parts of the-ham Fora full and more complete i1nderstandir 1g;oi the inventior lreferencemay be had to the' fol-i lowingjdescijiption; and accompanying "drawings wherein; I

Figure 1, is a view illustrating a hatwith a; per;- 0 I tion broken away showing the pad incorporated in a sweatband thereof. W

Figure 2 is a detail showing the side elevation of the pad assembly.

Figure 3 is a cross section illustrating a typical section through the pad assembly.

Figure 4 is a detail showing a typical cross section through a hat and sweatband, with the absorptive pad behind the sweatband and having a portion extending through an opening in the sweatband.

Figure 5 is a view similar to that shown in Figure 2 illustrating a modification wherein the projecting portion of the pad may be rectangular or in the form of a continuous strip.

Figure 6 is a typical cross section through the pad assembly shown in Figure 5.

Figure 7 is a similar section illustrating a modification wherein the pad is attached to the surface of a sweatband by wire clips.

Figure 8 illustrates another modification wherein the pad is mounted in an indented pocket formed in the sweatband.

Figure 9 illustrates the pad attached to the surface of a sweatband by small hooks.

Figure 10 illustrates the pad attached to the surface of the sweatband by adhesive tabs.

Figure 11 illustrates a pad of an alternate design wherein the pad is provided with extending tabs that may be attached to the sweatband or to the inner surface of the top of the hat to support the pad in such a position that it will prevent the hat contacting the upper surface of the head.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts, the absorptive element is formed with a projecting pad element In, a backing ll upon which the pads l0 are mounted, and an envelope l2 which may be made of nontoxic plastic sheeting or any material impervious to moisture. The envelope I2 is provided with openings I3 through which the pads l0 extend, thereby enclosing the backing H so that when the backing becomes saturated, the moisture or oils therein will remain inside of the envelope and will not be transmitted to the sweatband M or to the hat l5.

The material, preferably used in the manufacture of my absorptive pad proper, comprising the backing H as well as the pads l9 mounted thereon, is high grade, quick absorbing paper, or cotton batting such as is used for medical purposes, being pressed into suitable shapes to fit the envelope l2 covering the backing of the pad proper. Another form of absorptive material for this purpose would be wicking made of absorbent cotton material.

The sweatband i4 is also provided with openings l6, in the design shown in Figure 4, and the pads Ill extend through the openings providin contacting elements extending beyond the surface of the sweatband to engage the surface of the head. With these pads extending slightly beyond the surface of the sweatband, the sweatband is spaced from the surface of the head so that it will not contact perspiration or oils from hair dressings, and at the same time will not prevent circulation of air to the interior of the hat.

The complete element illustrated in Figures 2 and 3 is shown positioned behind the sweatband I l-in Figure 4; however, it will be understood that this may also be placed on the face of the sweatband or in pockets indented in the face thereof as illustrated in Figures 6 to 10 and as hereinafter described.

In the design shown in Figure 6, which is a section through the pad illustrated in Figure 5,

the pad element l1 extends through a continuous or rectangular-shaped opening I'B in an envelope [9, with the backing 20 mounted upon the sweatband M by hooks 2| and 22, one of which is clipped over the edge of the band, and the other of which extends through the band.

In the design shown in Figure 7, the pad IE3 with the backing H is attached to the sweatband M by individual clips 23 and 24 at the upper and lower edges, and these clips may be spaced at intervals to attach the pad to the sweatband.

In the design shown in Figure 8, a sweatband 25 is formed with indentations providing pockets 26, and the backing II of the pad with or without the envelope l2 thereon, may be inserted in the pockets with the pads l 0 projecting through openings 21.

In the design shown in Figure 9, the backing H is attached to the sweatband l5 by small wire hooks 28 and 29, which may be of any shape or design as may be desired.

Figure 10 illustrates a simple method of holding the pad with the backing II and envelope IE to the sweatband, by gummed or adhesive tabs 39, and these tabs may be of any shape or design, and may either be attached to the envelope, as shown in Figure 10, or to the pad, as illustrated in the design shown in Figure 11.

The pad illustrated in Figure 11 is a modification although it will be understood that the individual pads may be shaped, as shown in Figure 2, or may be of a rectangular shape, as shown in Figure 5, or may be round, as shown in Fig ure 11, or may be of any shape or design.

A circular pad 3|, illustrated in Figure 11, is

provided with a backing 32 which is covered by an envelope 33 similar to the envelope l2, and the envelope is provided with an opening 34 through which the pad 3| projects. With the device attached to the surface of the sweatband by extending tabs 35, it may be held by adhesive tape or by the clips illustrated in the other designs, or by any means. The pad 3| will extend through the opening 34 providing the contacting means separating the material of the sweatband or hat from the surface of the head. With this pad installed on the inner surface of the top of the hat, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, the top of the hat will be separated from the upper surface of the head, thereby providing means for protecting the hat from absorptive elements of the head at all contacting points.

The pad 3|, illustrated in Figure 11, is also provided with a protective covering 36 which may be nylon or any suitable fine mesh material adapted to protect the absorptive material from wear, and thereby extend the life of the pad.

The pad may be provided in any of the various designs illustrated and described, or in any design, and may be attached to, or incorporated in, the sweatband of a hat or the like, or attached to other parts thereof by any of the various attaching means. As hereinbefore stated, the pad may be provided in new hats or headwear, or may be sold independently and attached, or installed by the owner of a hat, and with the pad or pads in place, the sweatband and material of the hat are protected from oils, perspiration, and other substances that may exist on the head of a wearer.

At the same time, ventilation is provided thereby insuring, by evaporation, reduction in quantities of accumulations of perspiration, hair dressings and the like, and at the same time, cooling. With the pads providing supporting cushions,

greater comfort in wearing is also assured, and with the pads supporting the headwear in the proper position, the appearance is also improved.

The pads are also adapted to be readily installed and readily removed and replaced as the used pads wear or become saturated.

It will be understood that, although this absorptive pad is illustrated as used in combination with a sweatband, it may also beused in hats or other headwear in which sweatbands are not used by attaching the pad directly to the inner surface of the hat or the like, and in this use, the pad may replace the usual sweatband.

While a preferred specific embodiment of the invention is hereinbefore set forth, it is to be clearly understood that the invention is not to be limited to the exact constructions illustrated and described because various modifications of these details may be provided in putting the invention into practice within the purview of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. An absorptive headwear pad member comprising, in combination, a backing element ofabsorptive material from the surface of which a pad element protrudes, a covering for said backing element impervious to moisture, and means for mounting said pad member in headwear having a sweatband, characterized in that the backing element and covering are positioned between the sweatband of the headwear and the wall of the headwear, with the absorptive pad element extending through an opening in the sweatband and protruding beyond the inner face thereof.

2. An absorptive headwear pad member comprising, in combination, a flat elongated backing element of absorptive material from the surface of one side of which a pad element protrudes, an elongated covering or envelope for said backing element impervious to moisture, and means for mounting said pad member in headwear having a sweatband, characterized in that the backing element and elongated covering are positioned between the sweatband of the headwear and the wall of the headwear, with the absorptive pad element extending through an opening in .the sweatband and protruding beyond the inner face thereof.

3. An absorptive headwear pad member comprising, in combination, a relatively thin backing element of absorptive material from the surface of which a pad element protrudes, a covering for said backing element impervious to moisture, and means for mounting said pad member in headwear having a sweatband, characterized in that the backing element and covering are positioned between the sweatband of the headwear and the Wall of the headwear with the absorptive pad element extending through an opening in the sweatband and protruding beyond the inner face thereof.

4. An absorptive headwear pad member comprising in combination, a relatively thin backing element of absorptive material from the surface of which a pad element protrudes, a covering for said backing element impervious to moisture, and means for mounting and securing said pad member in headwear having a sweatband, characterized in that the covering is directly in abutment with the sweatband and the absorptive pad element extends through an opening in the covering and protrudes beyond the surface of the said sweatband, said pad element being adapted to contact the head of the wearer of the headwear, and to thereby space the sweatband from contact with the head of the wearer.

5. In an absorptive headwear pad device the combination of a pad unit comprising a relatively thin backing element of absorptive material from the surface of which a pad element protrudes, a covering for said backing element impervious to moisture, and means for mounting and securing said pad unit in headwear having a sweatband, characterized in that the covering is directly in abutment with the sweatband and the absorptive pad element extends through an opening in the covering and protrudes beyond the surface of the said sweatband, said pad element being adapted to contact the head of the wearer of the headwear, and clip means secured to an edge of the pad unit and effective for attaching same to a part of the headwear.

6. An absorptive headwear pad unit for use with the sweatband of a hat and comprising, in combination, a relatively thin backing element of absorptive material from the surface of one of the sides of which a pad element protrudes, and an envelope or cover of impervious material substantially completely enclosing such backing element except for an opening through one side thereof adapted for the passage of the protruding pad element, said envelope directly engaging the surface of the sweatband said pad element being adapted to contact the head of the wearer of the headwear, and to thereby space the inner surface of said headwear from contact with the head of the wearer, and means including outwardly extending attaching means and efiective for securing the pad unit to a part of the headwear.

7. An ab-sorptiveheadwear member for use with the sweatband of a hat comprising, in combination, a backing element formed of absorptive material and having a plurality of pad elements protruding from one side thereof, a strip of covering material impervious to moisture and juxtaposed against said backing element, said strip having a plurality of openings corresponding in number to and accommodating the said pad elements, and means engaged With said sweatband and headwear member and effective for operatively retaining said member to the sweatband.

EDWARD S. CLARK.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/181.4, 2/181
International ClassificationA42C5/00, A42C5/04, A42C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/04, A42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02, A42C5/04