Title:
XTrim
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A removable flexible trim item is provided to fit the edge of commonly worn ball cap and visor brims. The flexible trim is designed to provide for a customizable fit for a variety of brim shapes and sizes and serves as a protective device which prevents fraying of the cap brim. The trim item may be decorated with color, logos, advertising and other indicia, as well.



Inventors:
Turkington, Dennis (Cedar Rapids, IA, US)
Application Number:
10/776779
Publication Date:
08/11/2005
Filing Date:
02/11/2004
Assignee:
TURKINGTON DENNIS
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41C1/14; A41D27/00; A41D27/06; A42B1/00; A42B1/06; A42B1/24; (IPC1-7): A42B1/00; A41C1/14; A41D27/00; A41D27/06
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Primary Examiner:
HOEY, ALISSA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DENNIS TURKINGTON (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, US)
Claims:
1. A protective display element attachable to the periphery of a single standard ball cap style hat brim comprising: resiliently flexible material wherein said element having a u-shaped profile providing means for taking on the shape of sundry hat brim edges; said element providing means for curvilinear compression along the periphery of said hat brims; display surface of said element being gusseted and shaped topside providing means for continual uniform fit to said hat brim; said element being suitable for the application and displaying of indicia, text, colors and the like.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is directed to a cover which fits onto a hat brim providing a protective cover and an advertising space.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Little attention has been given to providing a removable protective cover for hat brims which provides an advertising space and which accommodates a variety of brim shapes and sizes.

BACKGROUND DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR ART

The stick on bill cover in U.S. Pat. No. 5,701,607 to Kaiser simply provides a redundant brim overlay resulting in a thicker and heavier hat brim. Repeated use and effectiveness is questionable.

The cap attachment in U.S. Pat. No. 5,924,139 to Van Den Heuvel provides a rear mounted clip for displaying a variety of indicia on a hat, and offers little protection for fraying of a hat brim.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is directed to a flexible hat brim cover comprised of an upper and lower surface which conforms to the edge surfaces of a plurality of hat brim styles and sizes. In some preferred embodiments, the invention is self adhering yet removable. (Commonly known as friction fit). In some preferred embodiments the invention is held in place on a hat brim by clips, clamps or a variety of other suitable means.

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

A. The present invention provides a durable hat brim edge surface, thereby eliminating the common problems of fraying and soiling.

B. The present invention is comprised of a material which prevents buckling and puckering when conforming to a tightly curved hat brim.

DRAWING FIGURES

A preferred embodiment of the invention is herein depicted within the drawing figures.

FIG. 1. Depicts a standard ball cap (4), having a protruding brim (5), and the present invention (3).

FIG. 2. Depicts a perspective view of the present invention. Number 1 refers to the outer secondary display area. Number 2 refers to the outer primary display surface. Number 6 refers the inner entrapment channel.

FIG. 3. Depicts a top, plan view of the present invention. Number 1 refers to the outer and upper secondary display surface. Number 2 refers to the outer and upper primary display area surface.

FIG. 4. Depicts a bottom view of the present invention. Number 1 Refers to the outer and lower secondary display area surface. Number 2 refers to the underside of the primary display area.

FIG. 5. Depicts a cross sectional view along line A-A′ of FIG. 3 of the present invention. Number 6 refers to the hat brim entrapment channel. Number 2 refers to the upper primary display area surface.