US 3314079 A
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April 18, 1967 H. E. STOUT ETAL HEAD PROTECTING HOOD 2 Sheet$-Sheet 1 Filed March 18, 1965 INVENTORS HAZEL E. STOUT B ILLY W. LEASER 7 M ATTORNEY A N W, W7 H. E. STOUT ETAL 3,314,079
HEAD PROTECTI NG HOOD Filed March 18, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS Haze/ 5. Sfouf BIL/7 Leaser ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,314,079 7 HEAD PROTECTING HOOD Hazel E. Stout, P.0. Box 276, Lancaster, Tex. 75146, and Billy W. Leaser, 534 Shadyway Drive, Dallas, Tex. 75232 Filed Mar. 18, 1965, Ser. No. 444,910
2 Claims. (Cl. 2--173) This applicationis a continuation-impart of our earlier application Ser. No. 275,984, filed Apr. 26, 1963, now abandoned;
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in head protectors primarily intended for use by women, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a hood-like device which may be placed on the head in order to preserve and protect set or styled hair against mutilation by the effects of wind, moisture, dust and other similar damaging influences.
As is well known, the contemporary billowy, puffy or bouifant hair styles are carefully set and become substantially if not completely disarranged by adverse weather conditions, quite often while the wearer is on her way from a hairdressers salon, or on some subsequent occasion long before re-setting of the hair would normally be required. The invention eliminates this commonly experienced difiiculty by providing a protective hood which covers the entire hair-do and safeguards the same against the effects of adverse weather without mutilating or disarranging the hair itself.
One important feature of the invention resides in that the protective hood is very simply constructed and may be quickly and conveniently applied to or removed from the head, as Weather conditions may require.
Another important feature resides in the adaptability of the hood to fit and cover various different sizes and style settings of hair, this being facilitated without any adjustment being necessary other than what is required to place and fasten the hood in position on the head.
A further important feature resides in making the hood from moisture absorbent material, not only to safeguard against penetration of moisture from the atmosphere into the hair, but also to absorb vapors from perspiration of the head so that such vapors within the hood do not affect the set of the hair.
Another important feature resides in making the hood from inexpensive paper tissue stock, so that it is of a disposable nature and may be discarded after a single use.
A still further feature of the invention resides in providing the front of the hood with a flap which maybe located either in an inoperative position under the crown of the hood, or in an operative position wherein it covers the users face, so as to prevent facial make-up from soiling the users clothes while the latter are being pulled over the head during dressing or undressing.
With the foregoing more important object and features in view and such other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention will be understood from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like parts, and wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view showing the protective hood of the invention in position on the head of a user;
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view thereof, the position of the downturned flap being indicated by dotted lines;
FIGURE 3 is a plan view on a reduced scale, of the blank from which the hood is formed;
FIGURE 4 is a plan view of amodified blank;
FIGURE 5 is a plan view of another modified blank; and FIGURES 6, 7 and 8 are views illustrating some of the various manners in which the hood may be worn in addition to that shown in FIGURES 1 and 2.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, more particularly to FIGS. 13 inclusive, the invention comprises a protective hood 10 which may be worn on the head to safeguard the hair-do of the user against mutilation or disarrangement by wind, moisture, or the like.
The hood 10 is preferably formedfrom inexpensive, moisture absorbent material such as paper tissue, which is cut to provide a substantially cross-shaped blank 11, as shown in FIG. 3. In terms of being applied to the head, the blank 11 includes a central crown portion 12, a backportion 13 extending rearwardly from the crown portion, a pair of side portions 14 extending laterally from the crown portion, and a front portion 15 extending forwardly from the crown portion. The front portion 15 is provided at its forward edge (indicated by the dotted line 35) with an extension flap or tongue 16, as will be hereinafter described. The flap 16 may be formed either integrally with the portion 15 or separately and attached thereto in a suitable manner. As will be noted, the side portions 14 have parallel front and rear edges 36, 37, respectively, while the back portion 13 has a pair of parallel side edges 38.
When the hood is to be used, the crown portion 12 of the blank 11 is applied to the top of the hair-do with the front portion 15 extending forwardly and downwardly at the front of the head, while the back portion 13 and the side portions 14 cover the back and sides: of the head, re spectively, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.
The flap 16 is folded under the front portion 15 so that it lies inside the hood on top of the hair, while leaving the wearers face exposed. The blank is inherently flexible and capable of having the various portions thereof brought together into a head enveloping position, and particularly, the front portion 15 may be gathered as indicated at 17 for proper fit.
As will be apparent, the hood will fit various sizes and styles of hair arrangement and is retained in place on the head by two pairs of simple fasteners 18, 19, such as conventional hair pins or bobby pins. The fasteners 18 are applied to the front and side portions 15, 14 at the temples, while the fasteners 19 are applied to the back and side portions 13, 14 at the jaws or sides Oif the neck, as will be apparent.
The blank 11 is made sufliciently large to enable the hood to properly cover the entire hair-do without pressing or mutilating the same, the fit of the hood being adjusted automatically while the fasteners 18, 19 are being applied.
If the hood is worn while the wearer is pulling clothes over her head during dressing or undreming, the flap 16 is permitted to extend downwardly over the wearers face as indicated by the dotted line in FIG. 2, whereby to prevent the clothes from being soiled by facial make-up. The two lower corners 16' of the lowered flap may be fastened to the side portions 14 by the fasteners 19, if so desired, to prevent the flap from lifting.
Apart from protecting the users hair-do from adverse weather conditions, the hood of the invention fully encloses the hair and, being made from moisture absorbent tissue paper, it absorbs vapors from perspiration of the head, so that such vapors do not affect the set of the hair.
In the blank 11 of FIG. 3 the side portions 14 are substantially rectangular and the front portion 15 is distinct from the crown portion 12 in that it extends forwardly beyond the front edges 36 of the side portions 14.
FIGURE 4 shows a modified embodiment of the blank, designated 11a, wherein the side portion 14a are wide enough to span both the crown portion and the front portion jointly designated 12a, while the flap 16a projects forwardly beyond the front edges 20 of the side portions. The rear edges 21 of the side portions are preferably outwardly divergent as shown. The rear portion is indicated at 13a, having parallel side edges 38a, while the dotted line 35a designates the region of the blank between the portions 12a and 16a, which region is gathered at the forehead as at 22 when the blank is applied to the head.
FIGURE shows another modified embodiment of the blank, designated 11b, wherein the substantially rectangular side portions 14b are Wide enough to span the combined crown and front portion 12b as in the embodiment of FIG. 4. 13b is the back portion, 16b the flap, and the dotted line 35b designates the region which is gathered at the .forehead as at 22 when the hood is worn. The side portions 12b have parallel front and rear edges 20b, 21b, respectively, and the back portion 13b has parallel side edges 38b.
FIGURES 6-8 inclusive illustrate some of the various different manners in which the hood of the invention may be worn, in addition to that shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. In FIG. 6 the side portions 14a of the blank 11a have their rear edges 21 left free to form wing-like members at the sides of the head. FIG. 7 is a rear view of the blank 11 side portions 14 gathered with the back portion 13, while FIG. 8 shows the face flap 16 in its lowered position. It will be appreciated that many other arrangements of the hood are possible with each of the blanks 11, 11a and 11b and that the arrangements shown are for illustrative purposes only.
While in the foregoing there have been described and shown the preferred embodiments of the invention, various modifications may become apparent to those skilled in the art to which the invention relates. Accordingly, it is not desired to limit the invention to this disclosure and various modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is:
1. A head protecting hood of the type described, comprising a substantially cross-shaped blank formed integrally from a single piece of moisture absorbent tissue paper, said blank having a crown portion with a front edge, a pair of side portions extending laterally downwardly from opposite sides of said crown portion, said side portions having parallel front edges in trans-verse alignment and relatively divergent rear edges, a back portion extending downwardly from the back of the crown portion and having a pair of parallel side edges, and a face flap connected to the front edge of the crown portion, said flap normally underlying the crown portion and having a pair of side edges, the front edge of the crown portion being gathered, removable fasteners securing the front edges of said side portions to the ends of the gathered front edge of the crown portion, the divergent rear edges of the side portions and the parallel side edges of the back portion being brought together in overlapping relation, removable fasteners securing said rear edges of the side portions to said side edges of the back portion, said flap being selectively movable to a face covering position wherein the side edge of the flap are contiguous with the parallel front edges of said side portions, and removable fasteners securing said side edges of the flap to said front edges of the side portions.
2. The device as defined in claim 1 wherein said removable fasteners comprise bobby pins.
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JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
G. KRIZMANICH, Assistant Examiner.