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Publication numberUS3467111 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1969
Filing dateSep 27, 1965
Priority dateSep 27, 1965
Publication numberUS 3467111 A, US 3467111A, US-A-3467111, US3467111 A, US3467111A
InventorsBenson Ann L
Original AssigneeBenson Ann L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Position-holding headwear assembly
US 3467111 A
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Sept. 16, 1969 L. BENSON 3,467,111

POSITION-HOLDING HEADWEAR ASSEMBLY Filed Sept. 27, 1965 INVENTOR. AN N L. BENSON United States Patent 3,467,111 POSITION-HOLDING HEADWEAR ASSEMBLY Ann L. Benson, Townhouse, 70th and Dodge Sts., Omaha, Nebr. 68132 Filed Sept. 27, 1965, Ser. No. 490,350 Int. Cl. A4511 8/18, 8/20, 8/36 US. Cl. 13246 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention pertains generally to headwear, and particularly to a means for causing the head band to be retained in place on the head. The means includes a piece of material in combination with a headwear, the material having a plurality of resilient hooks projecting outwardly therefrom which are adapted to intertwine with the strands of hair of the wearer when the hooks are pressed into a wearers hair.

This invention relates to headwear, and more particularly it is an object of this invention to provide a means for causing annular head band to be retained in place on the head.

More particularly it is an object of this invention to provide the concept of utilizing a piece of material having a plurality of projecting hooks, the material being attached to a piece of head band in a manner for engaging in the hairs of the wearer with individual hooks hooked under and partially around individual hairs or units of several hairs of the wearer for providing effective anchorage against displacement, especially displacement from slippage.

A further object of the invention is to provide a concept of utilizing material as described on a head band. Because head bands are formed of stretchable material, they tend to contract after being stretched in place and thereby to slip out of place. It is, therefore, an objective to prevent this slippage by use of a hook-like material which intertwine with the strands of hair of the wearer.

Heretofore head bands have necessarily been very tight fitting to assist them to stay in place. The tightness of the fit can hurt the ears of the wearer. It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a head band which can be worn more loose and comfortably.

It is a particular object of the invention to provide means for securing in place any article that would engage the hair of a person.

Other and further objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, drawings and claims, the scope of the invention not being limited to the drawings themselves as the drawings are only for the purpose of illustrating a way in which the principles of this invention can be applied.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the head band shown in place on a wearer.


FIGURE 2 is a side elevation of the head band of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a sectional view of the head band of FIGURE 2 as it would be seen along the line 33 of FIGURE 2.

In FIGURE 1, a headwear assembly is generally shown at 10 and the specific headwear assembly shown comprises a piece of headwear 12 which is more specifically what is commonly known as a head band.

The head band 12 is formed in a conventional fashion of stretchable resilient material and to that extent, it is conventional.

However, in accordance with this invention, a piece of material 14 is attached to the underside of the head band 12 in a position such that the resilient hooks 20 which protrude outwardly therefrom are in a position for engaging the hair 26 of a wearer 30.

Each hook 20 is adapted to extend under and partially around one or more of the hairs of the wearer 30 holding the head band 10 firmly in place.

The piece of material 14 can be secured to the head band 12 in any suitable manner and cement shown at 36 can be employed, if desired.

As thus described, it will be seen that this invention has fulfilled the objectives above set forth in providing a piece of head band which will have a greater tendency to stay in place.

From the foregoing description, it is thought to be obvious that a position-holding head band assembly constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use, by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention can be changed and modified without departing from the principles and spirit thereof, and for this reason, I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice, except as claimed.

1 claim:

1. In combination with a head band, a piece of material having a plurality of resilient hooks extending outwardly therefrom, said hooks being adapted to intertwine with the stands of hair of a wearer when said hooks are pressed into a wearers hair thus holding said material in place, and means attaching said piece of material to the underside of said head band in a position for engaging the Wearers hair.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,000,384 9/1961 Piers "132-46 3,211,160 10/1965 Miller 13247 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,217,287 12/1959 France.

F. BARRY SHAY, Primary Examiner GREGORY E. MCNEILL, Assistant Examiner

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US20130291887 *Jul 25, 2012Nov 7, 2013Sparkly Soul IncHeadband with 360-degree glitter pattern
U.S. Classification132/273
International ClassificationA45D8/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/00
European ClassificationA45D8/00