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United States Patent Application 20180110278
Kind Code A1
Chalmers; Andrew Preston April 26, 2018

SNAPBACK ADORNMENT SYSTEM

Abstract

A snapback adornment system is provided. The snapback system enables users to interchangeably and selectively adorn the snapback strap of a snapback cap with at least one stylized ornaments. The snapback adornment system includes ornaments having an ornamental body permanently joined to a detachable fastener. The detachable fastener can be removably connected to any of the spaced apart holes provided by the snapback strap, so as to prominently display at least one desired ornamental body on the snapback cap.


Inventors: Chalmers; Andrew Preston; (New York, NY)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Chalmers; Andrew Preston

New York

NY

US
Family ID: 1000002276041
Appl. No.: 15/331256
Filed: October 21, 2016


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A42B 1/248 20130101
International Class: A42B 1/24 20060101 A42B001/24

Claims



1. A snapback adoration system comprising: a snapback headwear comprising: a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes; and at least one ornament independent of the snapback headwear, each ornament comprising: an ornamental body; and a detachable fastener joined to the ornamental body, wherein the detachable fastener is dimensioned to removably connect to any hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

2. The snapback adoration system of claim 1, wherein the detachable fastener provides a stem and a bulbous head, the bulbous head having a top portion and a bottom portion, and wherein the bottom portion extends and perpendicularly connects to the stem.

3. The snapback adoration system of claim 2, wherein the top portion provides an arcuate or curved periphery, and wherein the bottom portion provides a substantially flat surface and a rounded periphery.

4. The snapback adoration system of claim 1, wherein the detachable fastener is disposed at a center of gravity of the ornamental body.

5. A snapback adoration system comprising: a snapback headwear comprising: a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes; and at least one ornament independent of the snapback headwear, each ornament comprising: an ornamental body; and a detachable fastener joined to a center of gravity of the ornamental body, the detachable fastener comprising: a stem interconnecting the ornamental body and a bulbous head; and the bulbous head having an arcuate top portion and a substantially flat bottom portion perpendicularly connected to the stem, wherein the bottom portion provides a rounded periphery, and wherein the arcuate top portion and the rounded periphery are dimensioned to removably connect to any hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

6. A method of adorning a snapback headwear providing a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes, comprising the steps of; providing a plurality of ornaments of claim 1; and removably connecting the detachable fastener of one ornament of the plurality of ornaments of claim 1 to any desired hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

7. The method of claim 6, further comprising the steps of: removing the one ornament of the plurality of ornaments of claim 1; and removably connecting the detachable fastener of another of the plurality of ornaments of claim 1 to any desired hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.
Description



BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to decoration systems and, more particularly, to a snapback adornment system for interchangeably adorning the snapback strap of a snapback cap with stylized ornaments.

[0002] It is popular for individuals to wear baseball caps with snapback straps providing spaced apart holes for adjusting the circumferential hat size. As a result, there is empty real estate along the snapback strap providing the holes that isn't being utilized in a fashionable manner.

[0003] Considering that currently snapback hats are a trendy fashion statement, the opportunity cost of leaving this portion of the snapback hat unadorned is steep, in a fashion sense, and otherwise boring.

[0004] As can be seen, there is a need for a snapback adornment system for interchangeably adorning the snapback strap of a snapback cap with stylized ornaments.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] In one aspect of the present invention, a snapback adoration system includes a snapback headwear having a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes; and at least one ornament independent of the snapback headwear, each ornament providing an ornamental body; and a detachable fastener joined to the ornamental body, wherein the detachable fastener is dimensioned to removably connect to any hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

[0006] In another aspect of the present invention, the snapback adoration system includes a snapback headwear having a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes; and at least one ornament independent of the snapback headwear, each ornament providing an ornamental body; and a detachable fastener joined to a center of gravity of the ornamental body, the detachable fastener including a stem interconnecting the ornamental body and a bulbous head; and the bulbous head having an arcuate top portion and a substantially flat bottom portion perpendicularly connected to the stem, wherein the bottom portion provides a rounded periphery, and wherein the arcuate top portion and the rounded periphery are dimensioned to removably connect to any hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

[0007] In yet another aspect of the present invention, a method of adorning a snapback headwear providing a female band providing a plurality of spaced apart holes includes the steps of; providing a plurality of ornaments disclosed above; and removably connecting the detachable fastener of one ornament of the plurality of ornaments of claim 1 to any desired hole of the plurality of spaced apart holes.

[0008] These and other features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following drawings, description and claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, shown in use

[0010] FIG. 2 is a front perspective view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

[0011] FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

[0012] FIG. 4 is a section view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, taken along line 4-4 of FIG. 1;

[0013] FIG. 5 is an elevational view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

[0014] FIG. 6 is an elevational view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

[0015] FIG. 7 is an elevational view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention; and

[0016] FIG. 8 is an elevational view of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0017] The following detailed description is of the best currently contemplated modes of carrying out exemplary embodiments of the invention. The description is not to be taken in a limiting sense, but is made merely for the purpose of illustrating the general principles of the invention, since the scope of the invention is best defined by the appended claims.

[0018] Broadly, an embodiment of the present invention provides a snapback adornment system for interchangeably and selectively adorning the snapback strap of a snapback cap with at least one stylized ornaments. The snapback adornment system includes ornaments having an ornamental body permanently joined to a detachable fastener. The detachable fastener can be removably connected to any of the spaced apart holes provided by the snapback strap, thereby providing the selectivity and interchangeability of the present invention.

[0019] Referring to FIGS. 1 through 8, the present invention may include a snapback adornment system for interchangeably adorning the snapback strap of a snapback cap with stylized ornaments.

[0020] The snapback adornment system 100 may include snapback headwear 20 and at least one cap-snap ornament 50. The snapback headwear 20 may provide a male strap 14 and an opposing female strap 16, whereby adjustably connecting the male and female straps 16 enables a user to selective define the hat size of the snapback headwear 20. The female strap 16 provides a plurality of spaced apart holes 18, as illustrated in FIG. 1.

[0021] Each cap-snap ornament 50 provides a detachable fastener 12 permanently connected to a body 10, 22, 24, 26 or 28, wherein the detachable fastener 12 is adapted to selectively interlock with any one of the plurality of holes 18 in a locked engagement, as illustrated in FIG. 4., thereby decorating the snapback headwear 20. Once the detachable fastener 12 is disengaged, the cap-snap ornament 50 is wholly disconnected from the snapback headwear 20, thus permitting the snapback headwear 20 to be interchangeably adorned with at least one, though possibly a plurality of, cap-snap ornaments 50 along different portions of the female straps 16, thereby affecting different ornamental styles and appearances. An important aspect of the invention is that the applicability of the detachable fastener 12 makes it unnecessary for the user to permanently determine the aesthetically pleasing location of the ornament 50.

[0022] The detachable fastener 12 may be defined as mushroom shaped in three dimensions, and therefore having a bulbous "mushroom" cap 13 with an arcuate or curved top portion 15 and a substantially flat, but peripherally rounded bottom portion 17, extending and perpendicular to a "mushroom" stem 11. The mushroom cap is dimensioned and adapted to penetrate a hole 18 so as to fully protrude from the other side of the female strap 16, as illustrated in FIG. 4. The rounded bottom portion 17 enables a user to urge the removal of the detachable fastener 12 from the hole 18, thereby detachably connecting the ornament 50 to the snapback headwear 20. The bulbous "mushroom" cap 13 may be made of deformable material enabling it to elastically deform so as to facilitate the detachable connection.

[0023] The detachable fastener 12 may be connected to the ornament 50 at or above the center of gravity of the body 10, 22, 24, 26 or 28, thereby preventing the body 10, 22, 24, 26 or 28 from tipping under the force of gravity (and thus obscuring its aesthetics) when being worn. As well as avoiding the creation of a moment force at the juncture of the detachable fastener 12 and the hole 18, which may lead to unintentional detachment of the ornament 50.

[0024] The body 10, 22, 24, 26 or 28 may include or be configured in the shape of a replica, such as that of an anchor, symbols 22, icons from popular culture 24 and 26, sports teams 28 or the like.

[0025] A method of using the present invention may include the following. The snapback adornment system 100 disclosed above may be provided. A user may selectively choose at least one ornament 50 having a desire body configuration 10, 22, 24, 26 or 28, and by detachably connecting the detachable fastener 12 to a respective hole 18 of the female strap 16, thereby stylishly adorning a snapback cap 20.

[0026] It should be understood, of course, that the foregoing relates to exemplary embodiments of the invention and that modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.

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