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United States Patent Application 20180103707
Kind Code A1
Seu; Shamika N. April 19, 2018

INTERCHANGEABLE HEAD APPAREL SYSTEMS AND METHOD

Abstract

An interchangeable head apparel assembly including a hat crown having an inside perimeter, a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side, a brim which is removably attachable to the front side of the hat crown, and a zippable fastener. Interchangeable head apparel system is configured for modular headwear use.


Inventors: Seu; Shamika N.; (Hesperia, CA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Seu; Shamika N.

Hesperia

CA

US
Family ID: 1000002240694
Appl. No.: 15/297099
Filed: October 18, 2016


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A42B 1/064 20130101
International Class: A42B 1/06 20060101 A42B001/06

Claims



1. An interchangeable head apparel system comprising: an interchangeable head apparel assembly including; a hat crown including an inside perimeter, a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side; a brim which is removably attachable to the front side of said hat crown; and a zippable fastener; wherein said interchangeable head apparel system comprises said interchangeable head apparel assembly; wherein said interchangeable head apparel assembly comprises said hat crown, said brim, and said zippable fastener in functional combination; wherein said hat crown is defined by said inside perimeter, said front side, said back side, said left side, and said right side, said inside perimeter adjacent a head of a wearer-user when worn; wherein said brim is able to be removably attached to and from said hat crown via said zippable fastener; and wherein said interchangeable head apparel system is configured for modular headwear use.

2. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 1 wherein said zippable fastener comprises a plurality of teeth.

3. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 2 wherein said zippable fastener comprises a pull-tab.

4. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 3 wherein said zippable fastener comprises a first-set-of-teeth.

5. An interchangeable head apparel system of claim 4 wherein said zippable fastener comprises a second-set-of-teeth.

6. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 5 wherein said first-set-of-teeth is fixed to said front side of said hat crown.

7. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 6 wherein said second-set-of-teeth is fixed to a rear of said brim.

8. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 7 wherein said first-set-of-teeth and said second-set-of-teeth are able to be coupled via a zipping action.

9. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 8 wherein said pull-tab is positioned adjacent said first-set-of-teeth.

10. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 9 wherein said inside perimeter of said hat crown is circular.

11. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 10 wherein said brim comprises fabric material.

12. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 10 wherein said brim comprises non-fabric material.

13. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 11 wherein said hat crown comprises said fabric material.

14. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 12 wherein said hat crown comprises said non-fabric material.

15. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 11 wherein said zippable fastener comprises plastic.

16. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 11 wherein said zippable fastener comprises non-plastic.

17. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 12 wherein said brim is flexible such that an arcuate curve is able to be formed.

18. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 12 wherein said brim is semi-rigid.

19. An interchangeable head apparel system comprising: an interchangeable head apparel assembly including; a hat crown including an inside perimeter, a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side; a brim which is removably attachable to the front side of said hat crown; and a zippable fastener; wherein said interchangeable head apparel system comprises said interchangeable head apparel assembly; wherein said interchangeable head apparel assembly comprises said hat crown, said brim, and said zippable fastener in functional combination; wherein said hat crown is defined by said inside perimeter, said front side, said back side, said left side, and said right side, said inside perimeter adjacent a head of a wearer-user when worn; wherein said brim is able to be removably attached to and from said hat crown via said zippable fastener; wherein said zippable fastener comprises a pull-tab; wherein said zippable fastener comprises a first-set-of-teeth and a second-set-of-teeth; wherein said first-set-of-teeth is fixed to said front side of said hat crown; wherein said second-set-of-teeth is fixed to a rear of said brim; wherein said first-set-of-teeth and said second-set-of-teeth are able to be coupled via a zipping action; wherein said pull-tab is positioned adjacent said first-set-of-teeth and is affixed to a slider and movement is regulated via a bottom stop and top stops; and wherein said interchangeable head apparel system is configured for modular headwear use.

20. The interchangeable head apparel system of claim 19 further comprising a kit including: said hat crown, a plurality of said brims, said interchangeable head apparel assembly equipped with said zippable fastener.
Description



BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The following includes information that may be useful in understanding the present invention(s). It is not an admission that any of the information provided herein is prior art, or material, to the presently described or claimed inventions, or that any publication or document that is specifically or implicitly referenced is prior art.

1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates generally to the field of head apparel, and more specifically relates to interchangeable head apparel systems.

2. Description of Related Art

[0003] A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, including protection against the elements, ceremonial reasons, religious reasons, safety, or as a fashion accessory. There are many types of hats such as baseball hats which are typically a soft, light cotton cap with a rounded crown and a stiff, frontward-projecting bill (brim). Hats are typically not multi-purpose in nature.

[0004] Several attempts have been made to solve the above-mentioned problems such as those found in U.S. Pat. No. 5,933,871 to David Kraft, U.S. Pat. No. 5,070,545 to Ray Tapia. This art is representative of hats. However, none of the above inventions and patents, taken either singly or in combination, is seen to describe the invention as claimed.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known head apparel art, the present invention provides a novel interchangeable head apparel system. The general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail is to provide a multi-functional headwear device suitable for modular use.

[0006] An interchangeable head apparel system is disclosed herein, in a preferred embodiment, comprising an interchangeable head apparel assembly including a hat crown having an inside perimeter, a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side, a brim which is removably attachable to the front side of the hat crown, and a zippable fastener, wherein the interchangeable head apparel system comprises the interchangeable head apparel assembly. The interchangeable head apparel assembly comprises the hat crown, the brim, and the zippable fastener in functional combination.

[0007] The hat crown is defined by the inside perimeter, the front side, the back side, the left side, and the right side; relationally speaking, the inside perimeter adjacent a head of a wearer-user when worn. The brim (bill) is able to be removably attached to and from the hat crown via the zippable fastener. The zippable fastener comprises a pull-tab which is able to be concealed from view via a cover in preferred embodiments. The zippable fastener comprises a first-set-of-teeth and a second-set-of-teeth which are able to be mated together; wherein the first-set-of-teeth is fixed to the front side of the hat crown and the second-set-of-teeth is fixed to a rear of the brim. As such the first-set-of-teeth and the second-set-of-teeth are able to be coupled via a zipping action and uncoupled for changing out brims. The pull-tab is positioned adjacent the first-set-of-teeth and is affixed to a slider and movement is regulated via a bottom stop and top stops in preferred embodiments. As designed the interchangeable head apparel system is configured for modular headwear use as per desire of the user.

[0008] A kit is also disclosed herein including: the hat crown, a plurality of the brims, the interchangeable head apparel assembly equipped with the zippable fastener. A set of user instructions may be included.

[0009] The present invention holds significant improvements and serves as an interchangeable head apparel systems. Preferably, headwear apparel should provide multi-functional use for interchangeable esthetics and functional use and, yet would operate reliably and be manufactured at a modest expense. Thus, a need exists for a reliable interchangeable head apparel system to avoid the above-mentioned problems.

[0010] For purposes of summarizing the invention, certain aspects, advantages, and novel features of the invention have been described herein. It is to be understood that not necessarily all such advantages may be achieved in accordance with any one particular embodiment of the invention. Thus, the invention may be embodied or carried out in a manner that achieves or optimizes one advantage or group of advantages as taught herein without necessarily achieving other advantages as may be taught or suggested herein. The features of the invention which are believed to be novel are particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed in the concluding portion of the specification. These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following drawings and detailed description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] The figures which accompany the written portion of this specification illustrate embodiments and method(s) of use for the present disclosure, interchangeable head apparel systems, constructed and operative according to the teachings of the present disclosure.

[0012] FIG. 1 shows a perspective view illustrating an interchangeable head apparel system during an `in-use` condition according to an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0013] FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the interchangeable head apparel system comprising an interchangeable head apparel assembly according to an embodiment of the present invention of the disclosure.

[0014] FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the interchangeable head apparel assembly according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0015] FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating the interchangeable head apparel assembly according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0016] The various embodiments of the present invention will hereinafter be described in conjunction with the appended drawings, wherein like designations denote like elements.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0017] As discussed above, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to head apparel and more particularly to an interchangeable head apparel system as used to improve the efficiency, usefulness, and esthetics of headwear.

[0018] Referring now more specifically to the drawings by numerals of reference there is shown in FIGS. 1-4, various views of interchangeable head apparel system 100 comprising interchangeable head apparel assembly 110 including hat crown 120 having an inside perimeter, a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side, brim 130 (bill) which is removably attachable to the front side of hat crown 120, and zippable fastener 160, wherein interchangeable head apparel system 100 comprises interchangeable head apparel assembly 110.

[0019] Interchangeable head apparel assembly 110 comprises hat crown 120, brim 130, and zippable fastener 160 in functional combination, wherein hat crown 120 is defined by the inside perimeter, the front side, the back side, the left side, and the right side; the inside perimeter adjacent a head of wearer-user 140 when worn.

[0020] As designed, brim 130 is able to be removably attached to and from hat crown 120 via zippable fastener 160 (other fastening and securing means may be used such as snaps, buttons, clips, hook and loop, and the like in alternate embodiments), and as such interchangeable head apparel system 100 is configured for modular headwear use.

[0021] Zippable fastener 160 comprises a plurality of teeth 162; zippable fastener 160 comprises a pull-tab. Zippable fastener comprises a first-set-of-teeth 164 and a second-set-of-teeth 166. First-set-of-teeth 164 is fixed to the front side of hat crown 120; second-set-of-teeth 166 is fixed to a rear of brim 130; wherein the first-set-of-teeth 164 and the second-set-of-teeth 166 are able to be coupled via a zipping action. Pull-tab 158 is positioned adjacent the first-set-of-teeth 164. Zippable fastener 160 comprises plastic or non-plastic.

[0022] The inside perimeter of the hat crown is circular in baseball hat embodiments but may comprise other shapes. Brim 130 comprises fabric material or non-fabric material. In a similar fashion hat crown 120 comprises fabric material or non-fabric material such that various combinations may be achieved, such as various fabrics, leathers, and other such materials. Brim 130 is flexible such that an arcuate curve is able to be formed or may be semi-rigid.

[0023] Interchangeable head apparel system 100 may be sold as a kit comprising the following parts: at least one hat crown 120, a plurality of the brims 130, the interchangeable head apparel assembly 110 equipped with zippable fastener 160; and at least one set of user instructions. The kit has instructions such that functional relationships are detailed in relation to the structure of the invention (such that the invention can be used, maintained, or the like in a preferred manner).

[0024] Interchangeable head apparel system 100 may be manufactured and provided for sale in a wide variety of sizes and shapes for a wide assortment of applications. Upon reading this specification, it should be appreciated that, under appropriate circumstances, considering such issues as design preference, user preferences, marketing preferences, cost, structural requirements, available materials, technological advances, etc., other kit contents or arrangements such as, for example, including more or less components, customized parts, different fastening combinations, parts may be sold separately, etc., may be sufficient.

[0025] A method of use for interchangeable head apparel system 100 may comprise the steps of: zipping and changing modular brims to exchange for other brims.

[0026] It should be noted that the steps described in the method of use can be carried out in many different orders according to user preference. The use of "step of" should not be interpreted as "step for", in the claims herein and is not intended to invoke the provisions of 35 U.S.C. .sctn. 112 (f). Upon reading this specification, it should be appreciated that, under appropriate circumstances, considering such issues as design preference, user preferences, marketing preferences, cost, structural requirements, available materials, technological advances, etc., other methods of use arrangements such as, for example, different orders within above-mentioned list, elimination or addition of certain steps, including or excluding certain maintenance steps, etc., may be sufficient.

[0027] The embodiments of the invention described herein are exemplary and numerous modifications, variations and rearrangements can be readily envisioned to achieve substantially equivalent results, all of which are intended to be embraced within the spirit and scope of the invention. Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientist, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent or legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application.

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