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Publication numberUS3229872 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1966
Filing dateSep 30, 1964
Priority dateSep 30, 1964
Publication numberUS 3229872 A, US 3229872A, US-A-3229872, US3229872 A, US3229872A
InventorsKenneth F Williams
Original AssigneeKenneth F Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tote cap
US 3229872 A
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Jan. 18, 1966 F. WILLIAMS TOTE CAP Filed Sept. 50, 1964 INVENTOR. KENNETH F. WILLIAMS United States Patent 3,229,872 TOTE CAP Kenneth F. Williams, 709 Law St., San Diego, Calif. Filed Sept. 30, 1964, Ser. No. 400,306 3 Claims. (Cl. 224-5) My invention generally relates to a tote cap for use in carrying surf boards or any object on the head with comfort and security.

An object of the invention is to provide a tote cap that is easy to use, is of simple construction and low cost to manufacture.

Another object of my invention is to provide a tote cap that will remain Where it is placed in relation to the object to be carried.

Another object of my invention is to provide a tote cap with a vacuum cup or cups, so that the tote cap may be secured to the object or article to be carried before placing on the head.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as will 'be more fully described and claimed, reference being made to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of my invenion rep resentative of its use in carrying an object such as a surf board.

FIGURE 2 is a top plan view.

FIGURE 3 is a cross sectional view taken at approximately 3-3 of FIGURE 2.

Referring specifically to the drawing there is represented an invention designated by numeral 10, all figures. An inverted dome-like shell 11, [of fiber glass, other plastic or other suitable material, FIGURES l, 2 and 3 and having a hole 12, at the top, FIGURE 3.

Inserted through this hole 12, is assembled the flange end of the lower round portion of the suction cup 14. The suction cup 14 is of rubber or other suitable material and is mounted into the dome-like shell 11 with the open suction end upward as shown in FIGURE 3.

A padding 15 of sponge rubber, sponge-like plastic or other suitable material is cemented or otherwise secured to the inside of the dome-like shell 11, FIGURE 3.

Operation The operation and use will be obvious to one skilled in the art, except that in the preferred use of my invention, as indicated, with the carrying of a surf board and the like, a reference mark is placed upon the surface of the surf board. The mark is placed at the approximate center of gravity. The suction cup is then placed upon the object to be carried to coincide with the mark.

The purpose of the padding is also quite obvious, the protection of the head.

It will be clear that the embodiment of the invention as herewith illustrated and described may be used in many ways as well as changed. Such changes will not affect the essence of the invention as described in the annexed claims.

What I claim as new is as follows:

1. In a, tote cap comprising, in combination, a suction cup having a base flanged area at one end and a suction portion at the opposite end, an inverted, hard domeJike shell for placing on the upper portion of the head and having a hole at the top center therethroughfor insertion of the base flanged area of said suction cup, the suction portion of the suction cup opening upward to hold an object to be carried above the head.

2. In a tote cap of the type described in claim 1, and further characterized by the inverted hard dome-like shell having a sponge-like padding secured inside and at the top for padding the head.

3. In a tote cap of the type described in claim 1 and further characterized by being provided with more than one suction cup located on the top portion of the inverted dome-like shell for holding an object for carrying over head.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,726,668 12/1955 Levine 224-5 2,938,297 5/1960 Greene 248-206 3,028,059 4/1962 Greenwood 224-5 3,101,566 8/ 1963 Stiller 248-206 GERALD M. FORLENZA, Primary Examiner. I. E. OLDS, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification224/181, 273/DIG.170, 2/422, D02/866, 446/27, 2/171.1, 2/209.13
International ClassificationB63B35/79
Cooperative ClassificationB63B35/7946, Y10S273/17
European ClassificationB63B35/79S