Title:
Dread rag
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A unisex, one size fits all decorative head covering specifically designed as a protective barrier and maintenance item for those who have dreadlocks, braids, extensions, micro braids, naturally long hair or any other hair style which extends down the back below the neck line. Due to the fact the head covering is relatively inexpensive and can be produced in a wide variety of graphic patterns and colors allows for use by a wide variety of users.



Inventors:
Carter, Kevin M. (East Orange, NJ, US)
Application Number:
12/288765
Publication Date:
04/29/2010
Filing Date:
10/24/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/202, 2/207
International Classes:
A42B5/00; A42B1/04
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Primary Examiner:
HADEN, SALLY CLINE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Kevin M. Carter (East Orange, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. A unisex decorative head covering named the Dread Rag designed specifically for individuals with long hair styles and long hair designs. Long hair designs meaning dread locks, braids, extensions, micro braids, naturally lengthy hair and anything the like which extends down the back below the neck line. The Dread Rag being of a suitable fabric durable, breathable and stretchable allowing for heat exchange, flexibility and long lasting product. Dread Rag being decorative in design it allows for a wide variety of different colors and graphic patterns.

2. The head covering also being designed with maintenance needs of the above types of hair styles in mind. Allowing the user to protect their hair via an extended section of the covering, and securing said covering to itself around above mentioned hair style, to itself via the use of buttons positioned on one side of the rag and eyelet positioned parallel to said buttons.

3. The head covering also being designed to prevent and/or limit the disruption and/or protect said hair from external disturbances. External disturbances meaning sporting activities, sleeping, protection from water while bathing, weather conditions and/or any other several activities which could inhibit prolonged hair appearance.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to hair management and maintenance.

2. Description of the Art

The art displays the invention at various angles to give a visual of its construction and placement of various parts.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

It is a general object of this invention to act as a decorative head covering for persons having long hair.

It is a further object of this invention to provide protection and control for those who have long hair and long hair designs.

It is a particular object of this invention that it is specially designed for individuals with long hair, especially individuals with hair that extends down the back below the neckline in the form of a suitable fabric.

It is a particular object of this invention which allows for one size fits all design.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The above and other objects of this invention are provided by a head covering named the Dread Rag being constructed of several parts to form one unit. The simplicity of its construction allows for a suitable inexpensive product worthwhile to individuals with hair types it was invented specifically for.

In a preferred embodiment of this invention the Dread Rag is constructed of a suitable fabric which has durable, breathable and stretchable properties as to allow the Dread rag to dissipate heat and expand to accommodate a wide variety of hair designs when attached to the head.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a view of all materials to be used in the construction of the invention.

FIG. 2 is a view of placement of all the materials used on the left and right sides.

FIG. 3 is a profile view of the inventions left and right sides as to be worn on the head.

FIG. 4 is a left and right isometric internal and external view of the invention as it would appear on the head as.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now in greater detail to the invention of the Dread Rag. First drawing attention to FIG. 1 consisting of several parts, 1 being the left side of fabric in construction having 1A integrated which would be considered a string for this purpose, 2 being the right side of fabric in construction having 2a integrated which would be considered a string for this purpose. In a preferred embodiment of this invention all of the above parts (1, 1A, 2,2a) being constructed of the same fabric. Now drawing attention to 3, which for this purpose represents a stitching which would be used to join 1 and 2 to make one unit. In a preferred embodiment, the stitch would be of a similar color nylon used to join land 2 to make stitch appear seem lees. Although for the stitching nylon could be used, the preferred embodiment of the stitching would be of a material to support durability. Although the stitching would be used to join 1 and 2, in a preferred embodiment of the invention stitching would also be used to border 1 and 2 prior to joining of 1 and 2 to further support durability. Now drawing attention to 4, which for this purpose is a button, the button being plastic in nature and in a preferred embodiment would be a color similar to 1, 1A, 2,2a, and 3 allowing 4 to blend into the construction of the invention. Now drawing attention to 5, which for this purpose represents a button eyelet. The button eyelets being constructed by making an opening in the fabric used to construct 1 and 1A, said opening then being bordered by stitching. Preferred embodiment button eyelets would be bordered by same materials used to border 1 and 2. The bordering of fabric and button eyelets aids in the durability of the construction of the invention.

Next drawing attention to FIG. 2 in greater detail. FIG. 2 has the same materials a figure one but gives a clearer vision as to how 4 and 5 are to be attached to 1 and 2, 5 being formed on 1 and 4 being attached to 2.Drawing attention to 5, are shown as being vertically formed on 1. 5 shown as two columns formed parallel to one another on 1. In a preferred embodiment the button eyelets would be formed in several columns if needed with an equal amount of space in between each column and button eyelets being equally spaced vertically in said columns, the amount and size of button eyelets can be varied as to better aid accommodate 4 in the functionality to which the invention is intended. Now drawing attention to 4, which is shown vertically attached on 2. 4 shown as two columns parallel to one another on 2. In a preferred embodiment buttons would be attached in several columns if needed on 2 with an equal amount of space in between each column, and button being equally spaced vertically in said columns, 4 being attached to 2 via the use of the preferred embodiment of 3.

Now drawing attention to FIG. 3 and FIG. 4 in greater detail. FIG. 3 depicting 6 which for this purpose represents the finished invention shown as it would appear unsecured in a profile view upon the wearers head. FIG. 3 shows 1A and 5 being the left side profile view and 2a and 4 being a right side profile view. FIG. 4 is an isometric front left and isometric front right view of 6, also an open internal and external view of the invention; here you can also view the manner in which 4 is attached to 6 represented by 3 internally and externally in the preferred embodiment of final construction. Here 5 can also be viewed internally and externally in its preferred embodiment of final construction.

Finally the above figure details have given a representation of parts and construction, now I will give in further detail as to how said parts work. FIG. 4 depicts a number known as 6 represents the joining of 1 and 2. 6 having 1A and 2a integrated in its design. 6 is to be fitted over the head where the shorter side of 6 fitting to the forehead and the longer side hanging down the back when properly placed on head. While in this position both 1A and 2a are to be pulled toward the back of the head where it will engage the head and secure via the wearer forming a knot at the back of the head. The section of the invention which extends down the back is especially significant in its function and design. This is the section which will engage itself and engulf the hair as explained in the claims and objects of the invention sections. This section secures via itself wherein, 4 is designed to engage and secure with the use of 5. Wherein 4 interlocks with 5 to form a seal around the hair which will support the claims set forth. In the preferred embodiment of the invention the length section which engulfs hair would support the functionality and design to which the invention is intended.