Title:
AUXILIARY SUN VISOR FOR HEADGEAR
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Provided is an auxiliary sun visor for headgear in which the auxiliary sun visor is easily installed in headgear to thereby intercept sunlight over the whole surface of user's neck section as well as user's face, and thus discharge hot air generated from the neighborhood of the face and neck smoothly to the outside. The auxiliary sun visor includes: a sunshade portion which is detachably coupled with an adhesive female portion and an adhesive male portion in which a fitting hole through which the headgear is fitted is formed in the inner central portion of the sunshade portion; a ventilation net which is pendently formed so that air smoothly flows to the edge of the sunshade portion; and left and right screen curtains and rear neck screen curtains all or part of which are separately formed at the state of being spaced from each other by cutoff regions.



Inventors:
Yun, In-so (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
11/854024
Publication Date:
03/20/2008
Filing Date:
09/12/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/172, 2/171
International Classes:
A42B1/06; A42B1/04
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Primary Examiner:
TOMPKINS, ALISSA JILL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LADAS & PARRY LLP (CHICAGO, IL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An auxiliary sun visor for headgear, the auxiliary sun visor comprising: a sunshade portion whose one side is cut out and which is detachably coupled with an adhesive female portion and an adhesive male portion which are formed at both ends of the cut sunshade portion and are made of a cotton fastener such as Velcro™ tape, in which a fitting hole through which the headgear is fitted is formed in the inner central portion of the sunshade portion; a ventilation net which is pendently formed down to the lower part of the headgear so that air smoothly flows to the edge of the sunshade portion; and left and right screen curtains and rear neck screen curtains all of which are pendently formed down to the lower part of the ventilation net and all or part of which are separately formed at the state of being spaced from each other by cutoff regions.

2. The auxiliary sun visor according to claim 1, wherein the left and right screen curtains further comprise a coupling unit such as coupling buttons in order to couple the left and right screen curtains with each other up and down, respectively.

3. The auxiliary sun visor according to claim 1, wherein the left and right screen curtains further comprise a tightening unit such as tightening straps which are pendently formed downwards at the lower part of the left and right screen curtains, and a stopper which is coupled with the tightening unit to adjust the length of the tightening unit, respectively.

4. The auxiliary sun visor according to claim 2, wherein the left and right screen curtains further comprise a tightening unit such as tightening straps which are pendently formed downwards at the lower part of the left and right screen curtains, and a stopper which is coupled with the tightening unit to adjust the length of the tightening unit, respectively

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED PATENT APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of Korean Utility-model Application No. 20-2006-0024852, filed on Sep. 15, 2006, in the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to an auxiliary sun visor for headgear, and more particularly, to an auxiliary sun visor for headgear in which the auxiliary sun visor is easily installed in headgear such as an ordinary baseball cap to thereby intercept the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., of sunlight over the whole surface of user's neck section as well as user's face, and thus discharge hot air generated from the neighborhood of the face and neck smoothly to the outside.

2. Description of the Related Art

Headgear of various usage, fox example, baseball caps, round sunshade caps, and so on, are mostly available in the market.

One type of widely commercialized headgear is a baseball cap. The baseball cap hides the user's face by screening sunlight which is lightened toward the front surface of the face but has no high ultraviolet ray screening effect.

As shown in FIG. 1, a baseball cap 10 includes a sunshade formed in the front surface thereof which may make the face shady. However, the sunshade is too small to hide sunlight. Further, the sunshade cannot make sufficient shade in response to an angle of sunlight. Accordingly, the sunshade of the baseball cap is not developed in view of the functional effect of the sunshade but is developed to improve the external sense of beauty thereof.

As a result, the headgear, for example, the sunshade of the baseball cap 10 does not play a sufficient role of a sun visor. Thus, when a user who puts on the baseball cap 10 is exposed to the sunlight for long, early aging or cutaneous cancer etc., may be caused. Specially, only a part of the face is screened by the sunshade and only a part of the head portion is screened by the cap which covers the head, although a user puts on the baseball cap 10.

Thus, the sunlight is lightened toward the portions which are not screened by the baseball cap 10, including the user's rear neck section, both ear parts, the facial front surface part from the lower part of the nose to the chin, and the fore-end neck section, to thereby be exposed to sunlight and to then be sunburned blackly.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

To solve the above problems of the conventional art, it is an object of the present invention to provide an auxiliary sun visor for headgear in which the auxiliary sun visor is easily installed in headgear such as an ordinary baseball cap to thereby intercept the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., of sunlight over the whole surface of user's neck section as well as user's face, and thus discharge hot air generated from the neighborhood of the face and neck smoothly to the outside.

To accomplish the above object of the present invention, there is provided an auxiliary sun visor for headgear, the auxiliary sun visor comprising:

a sunshade portion whose one side is cut out and which is detachably coupled with an adhesive female portion and an adhesive male portion which are formed at both ends of the cut sunshade portion and are made of a cotton fastener such as Velcro™ tape, in which a fitting hole through which the headgear is fitted is formed in the inner central portion of the sunshade portion;

a ventilation net which is pendently formed down to the lower part of the headgear so that air smoothly flows to the edge of the sunshade portion; and

left and right screen curtains and rear neck screen curtains all of which are pendently formed down to the lower part of the ventilation net and all or part of which are separately formed at the state of being spaced from each other by cutoff regions.

Preferably but not necessarily, the left and right screen curtains further comprise a coupling unit such as coupling buttons in order to couple the left and right screen curtains with each other up and down, respectively.

Preferably but not necessarily, the left and right screen curtains further comprise a tightening unit such as tightening straps which are pendently formed downwards at the lower part of the left and right screen curtains, and a stopper which is coupled with the tightening unit to adjust the length of the tightening unit, respectively

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The above and other objects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent by describing the preferred embodiment thereof in more detail with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a state of using a conventional cap;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing an auxiliary sun visor for headgear according to the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a state of using an auxiliary sun visor for headgear according to the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing another state of using the auxiliary sun visor for headgear according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The structure and function of an auxiliary sun visor for headgear according to the present invention will be described in detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing an auxiliary sun visor for headgear according to the present invention. As shown in FIG. 2, the auxiliary sun visor 30 for headgear according to the present invention includes a flexible sunshade portion 32 at the inner central portion of which a fitting hole 34 is circularly formed.

Thus, as illustrated in FIG. 3, the fitting hole 34 plays a role of enabling a user to put on a cap 20 and then to put on the auxiliary sun visor 30 over the cap 20 to make the auxiliary sun visor 30 cover the outer side of the cap 20.

In the case that the flexible sunshade portion 32 is not covered on the cap 20 according to size of the user's cap 20, an adhesive female portion 42 and an adhesive male portion 43 which are formed at both ends of the cut sunshade portion 30 and are made of a cotton fastener such as Velcro™ tape, are detached from each other and then adjusted according to size of the cap 20. Then, the adjusted auxiliary sun visor 30 may be coupled with the cap 20 through the fitting hole 34 formed at the inner central portion of the auxiliary sun visor 30. As described above, the size of the flexible sunshade portion 32 is adjusted by the adhesive female portion 42 and the adhesive male portion 43 which are formed at a cutoff state in both ends of the sunshade portion 32. Accordingly, the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention can be applied to any size of caps.

As shown in FIG. 3, if the flexible sunshade portion 32 is coupled with and fixed to the user's cap 20, the ventilation net 36 of a gauze form which is formed in the outer circumference of the flexible sunshade portion 32 is located in the circumferential direction at the rear sides of the user's ears.

The ventilation net 36 plays a role of discharging hot air which is heated by the body heat which occurs from the user's face or body. That is, the body heat which occurs from the user's face or body rises up to the upper portion of the body. In this case, if the risen body heat is stagnant, the heat is increased at the face or neck section. However, since the auxiliary sun visor 30 according to the present invention includes the ventilation net 36, the heat which is collected at the face or neck portion can be easily discharged through the ventilation net 36. Further, the externally blowing wind can be introduced into the user's face or neck through the ventilation net 36, to thereby maintain an agreeable condition of the user.

In particular, in the case of the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention, the left and right screen curtains 38 which are pendently formed along the lower part of the ventilation net 36 naturally screens the user's ears, as well as both the chins and cheeks in the user's face, and thus naturally intercepts the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., of the sunlight which is lightened at both sides of the user's face.

In addition, the rear neck screen curtains 39 are formed along the rear side of the outer surface of the ventilation net 36. The rear neck screen curtains 39 are pendently formed downwards to cover the rear neck, to thus completely intercept the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., which are lightened toward the rear neck.

The cutoff regions 60 are longitudinally formed between the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39 all of which are pendently formed down to the lower part of the outer circumference of the ventilation net 36. Accordingly, the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39 are formed so that the cap 20 is not pulled to any one side.

In addition, the cutoff regions 60 which are formed between the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39 play a role of making the wind introduced between the cutoff regions 60 naturally flow out, in order to receive an effect of the introduced wind at minimum, when the wind blown at the front side of a user is introduced inwards of the auxiliary sun visor through the face.

Also, if the cutoff regions 60 are longitudinally formed between the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39, the auxiliary sun visor 30 which is put on the cap 20 can be prevented form being blown away although a strong wind blows.

Also, the wind which blows into the user's face passes through the inner side of the left and right screen curtains 38 and is exhausted toward the cutoff regions 60 formed between the left and right screen curtains 38 and simultaneously smoothly through the ventilation net 36. Besides, the cutoff regions 60 which are longitudinally formed between the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39, prevent the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., from being lightened therebetween since the left and right screen curtains 38 and the rear neck screen curtains 39 partly overlap each other.

The auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention also includes a tightening unit such as tightening straps 50a and 50b which make the left and right screen curtains 38 pendently hang down to the lower part of the front surface of the face. Thus, if the tightening unit such as tightening straps 50a and 50b is tied up or the tightening straps 50a and 50b is fitted into a stopper 52 and tightened by the stopper 52, the left and right screen curtains 38 more closely contact the user's face, to thereby prevent the user's face from being exposed to the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., more reliably.

Further, the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention also includes a coupling unit such as coupling buttons 40a and 40b at the front edge of the left and right screen curtains 38 for people who are sensitive to the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., so as to expose only the eye portions but hide the other facial portions. That is, if the left and right screen curtains 38 are coupled with each other using the coupling buttons 40a and 40b, as necessary, according to eye-level, the coupled left and right screen curtains 38 prevent the lower part of the front face from being exposed to the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., more reliably. Snap fasteners may be used as the coupling buttons 40a and 40b, or cotton fasteners such as Velcro™ tape may be used as the coupling buttons 40a and 40b, as shown in FIG. 4.

In the case of the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention, an opaque or ultraviolet interception film may be used as the flexible sunshade portion 32 in order to intercept ultraviolet rays. Accordingly, ultraviolet rays do not penetrate the sunshade portion 32.

In addition, the flexible sunshade portion 32 is made of a soft synthetic resin material, and thus easily rolled up. Thus, when the flexible sunshade portion 32 is not used, it may be rolled up and carried at the state of reducing the volume. Further, as shown in FIG. 3, the flexible sunshade portion 32 is formed in a slightly curved shape. Accordingly, the flexible sunshade portion 32 can maintain an angle which is appropriate for intercepting the sunlight such as the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., which are lightened to both sides of the face, even when the flexible sunshade portion 32 is coupled with the cap 20.

In addition, since the flexible sunshade portion 32 is formed at a gentle slope toward both ears of the user, the rain water is guided along the outer side of the curved surface of the flexible sunshade portion 32 in the rainy situation. As a result, the rain water is prevented from entering the face side.

As described above, the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention is easily mounted in headgear such as a baseball cap, to thereby intercept the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., of sunlight over the whole surface of user's neck section as well as user's face. Accordingly, early aging or cutaneous cancer etc., which may be caused by the exposure to the ultraviolet rays, the visible light, the infrared rays, etc., may be prevented more reliably.

Further, even though the auxiliary sun visor according to the present invention is easily mounted in headgear such as a baseball cap, hot air generated from the neighborhood of the face and neck can be smoothly discharged to the outside, to thus maintain an agreeable condition and to make a user feel comfortable even when wearing the auxiliary sun visor for long.

As described above, the present invention has been described with respect to particularly preferred embodiments. However, the present invention is not limited to the above embodiments, and it is possible for one who has an ordinary skill in the art to make various modifications and variations, without departing off the spirit of the present invention.