Title:
MULTIFUNCTIONAL PROSTHETIC SCARF
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The inside of the multifunctional prosthetic scarves are prepared with polyurethane templates that allow the wearer to attach strips of real human hair onto them. The scarves give a realistic appearance and a firm secure fit. The multifunctional prosthetic scarves fit well without a tight or pressured feeling on the scalp reducing humidity build up on the scalp which prevents the scalp from sweating and causing irritation to the skin. The multifunctional prosthetic scarves' comfortable and distinguished feel allows the wearer to adjust the appearance by providing an appearance of having a full head of hair. Other head coverings provide a simplistic appearance for the person who is going under chemotherapy but may be uncomfortable and appear artificial. Although the velcro hair may appear to provide some hair it is a small amount of hair it provides. These headwear accessories are constraining and do not allow the scalp any breathing room causing the scalp to sweat. The scalp becomes irritated and often produces a restless desire to scratch. All of these products make the scalp sweat or itch unlike the multifunctional prosthetic scarf that will fit well without a tight or pressured feeling while preventing the scalp from sweating and itching.



Inventors:
Hiskey, Kathryn Irene (San Diego, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/254007
Publication Date:
04/30/2009
Filing Date:
10/20/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/53, 132/54
International Classes:
A42B5/00; A41G5/00
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Primary Examiner:
TOMPKINS, ALISSA JILL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Kathryn, Irene Hiskey (2196 Fenton Parkway #208, San Diego, CA, 92108, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A one piece multifunctional prosthetic scarf for covering a hairless head having an upper scalp portion and a rear head portion the scarf comprising: An Isosceles triangular scarf portion sized to cover the upper scalp portion and rear head portion of a hairless human wearer's head, and to fit securely while exposing hair extensions and simultaneously covering the attachment of the hair extensions while covering the double-sided tape.

2. A hexagonal polyurethane gauze template is located adjacent to the top middle of the hypotenuse of the triangular scarf and extends down towards the opposite angle of the scarf in claim 1.

3. The polyurethane gauze template of claim 2 is placed inside the interior surface of the scarf so that when adding the hair extensions onto the polyurethane gauze template the attachment of the hair extensions and the polyurethane gauze template will be covered by the outer surface of the prosthetic scarf of claim 1.

4. The polyurethane gauze template of claim 2 allows for a hairless human wearer to apply double-sided medical adhesive tape tabs onto the top and center portions of the template. The double-sided tape as well as the polyurethane gauze template will be covered by the outer surface of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf of claim 1.

5. The multifunctional prosthetic scarf of claim 1, further will be wrapped directly onto and around the upper scalp portion and rear head of the hairless human head and tied in a knot.

6. The polyurethane gauze template of claim 2 allows for strips of hair extensions to be attached firmly onto it.

7. Applying iron on adhesive on the backside of the hexagonal polyurethane gauze template in claim 2 produces a disposable template to be ironed on to other scarves.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of PPA Serial Number 61000148/102407, filed Oct. 25, 2007 by the present inventor, which is incorporated by reference.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND

1. Field

This application pertains to headwear for a hairless person.

2. Prior Art

Previously, scarves, wigs, turbans, fringe bangs on turbans, hats with hair, fringe bangs with velcro to attach to scarves, hats or chemo scarves are available but none provide the appearance of having a full head of hair. These head coverings provide a simplistic appearance for the person who is going under chemotherapy but may be uncomfortable and appear artificial. Although the velcro hair may appear to provide some hair it is a small amount of hair it provides. All of these products make the scalp sweat or itch. These headwear accessories are constraining and do not allow the scalp any breathing room causing the scalp to sweat. The scalp becomes irritated and often produces a restless desire to scratch.

SUMMARY

The present invention pertains to a multifunctional prosthetic scarf for a hairless person's head and more particularly to the polyurethane gauze template inside of the scarf which permits the person to attach hair extensions on the gauze template. (These said hair extensions are human hair that is injected onto strips of solid flexible polyurethane. The back of these hair extension strips have double-sided medical adhesive tape on them.) The gauze template has a porous texture thus allows the double-sided tape on the hair extensions to firmly attach onto the template.

The wearer can also have a secure fit by applying double-sided medical adhesive tape tabs onto the upper sides and center portion of the gauze template then applying the scarf inward directly onto the hairless upper scalp and around the rear head and tying the ends of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf into a knot.

Once the wearer is done wearing the multifunctional prosthetic scarf the person can easily remove it by untying the knot in the back of the scarf then pealing off the scarf from the scalp. The gauze template is porous and any double sided tape will remain on the template and the scalp is left with little to no residue. After removing the multifunctional prosthetic scarf, the wearer can clean the scarf and refurbish the hair extensions by removing all of the adhesive tape and all of the hair extension strips from the gauze template. The wearer can remove the adhesive tape and hair extension strips by scrapping a corner of the adhesive tape from the gauze template then lifting up and pealing it off of the gauze template. Once all of the tape and adhesive residue is off of the gauze template the scarf can be hand washed. The hair extensions can be refurbished and re-applied onto the gauze templates for the duration of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf.

DRAWINGS-FIGURES

FIG. 1 top view of a hexagonal template made of polyurethane gauze

FIG. 2 top view of a scarf folded diagonally forming an isosceles triangle

FIG. 3 top view of FIGS. 1 and 2 sewn together

FIG. 4 top view of FIG. 3 with three strategically placed medical adhesive tape tabs

FIG. 5 top view of FIG. 4 with the placement of the hair extension strips

FIG. 6 frontal view of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf on a hairless scalp

FIG. 7 the multifunctional prosthetic scarf tied in the back

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

One embodiment of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf is illustrated in FIG. 1 which is a top view of the hexagonal template made of polyurethane gauze. FIG. 1 is created by cutting off the angles adjacent to the hypotenuse of an isosceles triangle reducing the measurement of th hypotenuse to seven inches, such that the angles are cut in 1.5 inches in height. The template's longest side will meaure seven inches at the top and the opposite parallel side will measure no more four inches. The hexagonal polyurethane gauze template is ready to be sewn onto FIG. 2. FIG. 2 is a squared shaped cloth that measures 22 inches by 22 inches. Fold diagonally connecting opposite angles. The fold sewn creating a hem. FIG. 3 is the placement the of hexagonal polyurethane gauze template, FIG. 1, adjacent to the top middle of the prepared scarf as shown in FIG. 2. Apply one double-sided medical adhesive one inch tab tape onto the top corners of the longest side of the hexagonal polyurethane gauze template. Apply a double-sided medical adhesive two inch tab tape onto the center of the the hexagonal polyurethane gauze template as shown in FIG. 4.

Various embodiments of the multifunctional prosthetic scarf are the iron on polyurethane gauze templates and applying hair extension strips to the prepared multifunctional prosthetic scarf as illustrated in FIG. 5. Prepare the hair extension strips to firmly attach to the hexagonal polyurethane gauze template in FIG. 4 by starting at the bottom of the polyurethane gauze template and working upwards until reaching the center of the polyurethane gauze template. Attach additional hair extensions to the longest side of the hexagonal polyurethane gauze template. The frontal view of the finished prepared multifunctional prosthetic scarf is shown in FIG. 6. The back view of the prepared multifunctional prosthetic scarf is shown in FIG. 7.