Title:
HAT WITH VENTILATING MEANS
United States Patent 3735423
Abstract:
A hat provided with a hollow chamber having top mounted intake ports, and a front section having an adjustable vaned discharge port directed downward, with a miniature battery powered electric fan within the front section.


Inventors:
DROZ J
Application Number:
05/174869
Publication Date:
05/29/1973
Filing Date:
08/25/1971
Assignee:
The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc. (New York, NY)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/906, D02/866
International Classes:
A42C5/04; (IPC1-7): A42C5/04
Field of Search:
2/171
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US Patent References:
3548415AIR CONDITIONED HELMET1970-12-22Waters
3467965WELDING HOOD VENTILATOR1969-09-23Murphy
3391407Helmet1968-07-09Waters
3168748Hat with power cooling1965-02-09Limberg
2874387Visor cap1959-02-24Bannister et al.
2640992Pocket-containing headgear1953-06-09Hassler
Foreign References:
GB189006441A
FR786552A
Primary Examiner:
Krizmanich, George H.
Claims:
Having thus described this invention, what is asserted as new is

1. In combination:

Description:
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

My invention is directed toward a hat having means for throwing a cooling breeze upon the face and neck area of a user to produce a cooling action.

To this end, the hat which has a front portion extending in front of the forehead of the user (when the hat is worn) has a hollow chamber with air intake ports extending upward through the top surface of the hat and an air discharge port with adjustable vanes disposed in the bottom of the front portion. The chamber contains an electric fan miniature in size and powered by a replaceable battery detachably secured to the fan motor. A switch disposed on the side of the hat turns same on and off.

When the switch is on, the fan runs drawing air in through the discharge port whereby the desired cooling action ensues.

As a result the user obtains the same effect as if a battery powered hand fan is used, but has the additional benefit of having both hands free.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective of my invention in use;

FIG. 2 is a detail inverted plan of my invention per se;

FIG. 3 is a partially cutaway side elevation of my invention; and

FIG. 4 is a detail section of the drive for the fan used in my invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring now to FIGS. 1-4, a hat 10 has a front section 12 extending in front of the forehead of the user when the hat is worn. The section 12 has a hollow chamber 14 which extends rearward and upward to the top of the hat and is provided with two spaced top disposed air intake ports 16. The bottom of section 12 has a relatively large air discharge port 18 with adjustable vanes 20 therein. A miniature electric fan having a housing 22 and blades 24 is disposed in chamber 14. Housing 22 contains motor 26 and detachable battery 28. The housing is held in place by bracket 32. An on-off switch 30, manually operable, is disposed on the outside of the hat and is connected in circuit with battery and motor in conventional manner. The switch can be a reversing switch and the motor can be of the type which reverses direction of rotation when the polarity of the applied voltage is reversed.

My invention can then be used as previously described.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.