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Publication numberUS3469264 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1969
Filing dateMay 17, 1966
Priority dateMay 17, 1966
Publication numberUS 3469264 A, US 3469264A, US-A-3469264, US3469264 A, US3469264A
InventorsHarris Charles J
Original AssigneeHarris Charles J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plastic rainwear hood
US 3469264 A
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Se t. 30, 1969 V c. J. HARRIS PLASTIC nnmwua 3001) Filed May 1'7. 1966 INVENTOR CHARLES J. HARRIS BY Ja ww ATTOR NEYS United States Patent 3,469,264 PLASTIC RAINWEAR HOOD Charles J. Harris, 4508 Crenshaw St., Los Angelles, Calif. 90043 Filed May 17, 1966, Ser. No. 550,690 Int. Cl. A42b 1/04, 1/18 US. Cl. 2187 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Whenever it rains a woman has a variety of protective and attractive headgear to choose from to shield her head and face. A man, on the other hand, has a choice of either an old souwester or a plastic cover for a hat, the former looks rather ridiculous on a grown man, and the latter does nothing to protect the face and neck of the wearer.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide protective rainwear for men and boys which will protect the head, neck and face of the wearer.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide protective headgear for inclement weather which can be worn either by itself or over a cap.

It is still a further object of the present invention to provide protective headgear for inclement weather which can be easily folded and stored in a pocket of the wearer or the glove compartment of an automobile.

It is yet another object of the present invention to provide protective rainwear which is lightweight, durable, sporty and masculine in appearance.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide protective rainwear with means to prevent rain splatter on eyeglasses.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS Other objects and advantages of the invention will become readily apparent when viewed with regard to the following specification and attached drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention being worn by itself;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the present invention with parts cut away to reveal a cap being carried by, and worn, underneath the protective headgear;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a sectional elevational view taken along the line 44 of FIG. 1.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIFIC EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings, FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of the protective headgear of the present invention. The protective headgear 10 basically comprises a head piece '11, a brim 12 and a wraparound neck protector 13. The brim 12 is formed of a heavy stiff plastic material and comprises an obverse side 14 and a reverse side 15. Reverse side 15 is folded under obverse side 14 and sewn along seam 15' to form a cap brim-receiving pocket 16. The head piece 11 made of a lightweight, pliable, plastic material has a hat band 17 which has an elastic portion 18 to allow for adjustability and snug fit.

The neck protector 13, also made of light, pliable, plastic material, is sewn directly on to the head piece '11 and extends from the lower edge of the head piece 11 down to the shoulders of the wearer completely surrounding the neck of the wearer and being joined by fastener means 19. The fastener means 19 is shown here to be a male member 20 and female member 21 type snap fastener, but any known means would be equally suited to the task. Note that the brim 12 extends far enough out from the head piece 11 to give ample protection to the face of the wearer in even the worst kind of weather.

The brim 12 of the protective head gear is sufficiently stiff to support its own weight, so that if the wearer desires he can use the instant invention without any other cap or unnecessarily burdensome and heavy auxiliary support structure. If, on the other hand, the wearer does desire to wear another cap beneath the instant invention, he has only to slip the brim, shown at B in FIGS. 2 and 4, into pocket 16 and fit the cap portion into head piece 11 to effect the change-over. The brim 12 is of sufficient length to incorporate any baseball, golf, or jockey style cap and the elastic portion 18 of hat band 17 allows for a snug and comfortable fit for almost any head size.

I claim:

1. A waterproof headgear to be worn as a cap or a cap covering for protection against inclement weather comprising, in combination:

(a) a formed head receiving cap portion which is adapted to substantially cover a crown of a wearer,

(b) a protective portion attached to the cap portion and extending downwardly a sufficient distance to reach the shoulders and encircle the neck of the wearer,

(c) said cap and protective portions comprise a first material that is light weight and pliable, and

(d) a brim portion having an obverse and a reverse side and comprising a second material which is heavier than said first material and has a sufficient amount of stiffness to support the weight of the brim portion, said observe side having a continuous surface,

(e) said brim portion attached to the cap portion and extending from the cap portion substantially outwardly therefrom and adapted to be worn substantially normal to the forehead of the wearer a sufficient distance to protect the face of the wearer and eyeglasses when worn.

2. A headgear as defined in claim 1 wherein said first and second material is plastic.

3. A headgear as defined in claim 1 wherein said brim portion having a cap brim-receiving means including a pocket located on the said reverse side.

4. A headgear as defined in claim 3 wherein said cap portion includes an elastic means located along said cap portion to provide adjustability and a snug fit to the headgear.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,038,042 9/1912 Wener 2187 1,615,780 1/1927 Wesala 2187 1,706,205 3/1929 Alonzo 2187 2,435,688 2/ 1948 Lupo 2202 3,166,766 1/1965 Banello 2187 FOREIGN PATENTS 10,951 6/1900 Great Britain. 176,070 2/1922 Great Britain.

MERVIN STEIN, Primary Examiner G. H. KRIZMANICH, Assistant Examiner

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U.S. Classification2/46, 2/195.4, 2/209.13, 2/172
International ClassificationA42B1/18, A42B1/06, A42B1/00, A42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/045, A42B1/066, A42B1/18
European ClassificationA42B1/04C, A42B1/06C, A42B1/18