Protective sheath

  • US 5,315,714 A
  • Filed: 09/30/1992
  • Issued: 05/31/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A piece of headwear consisting of:

  • a cap having a normally frontal portion and a posterior portion, a top and a bottom and wherein said posterior portion is provided having a generally inverted U shaped opening extending toward said bottom of said cap;

    a first interconnecting strap attached to said cap adjacent to the said opening at the bottom of said cap and extending generally across said opening, said first interconnecting strap having a first engagement region;

    an engagement member having an engagement region, said engagement member attached to said cap adjacent the opening at the bottom of said cap and opposite said first interconnecting strap, said first interconnecting strap coupled to said engagement member at the engagement region of said engagement member;

    a generally tubular seamless sheath of compressive, deformable material having a predetermined length extending from a first end to a second end and having an inner sheath surface and an outer sheath surface, said inner sheath surface defining a cavity having dimensions selected to permit said sheath to be disposed over at least a portion of the first engagement region of said first interconnecting strap wherein said sheath is disposed over at least a portion of said first interconnecting strap;

    wherein said compressive, deformable material is neoprene;

    wherein said inner sheath surface is continuous; and

    wherein said sheath outer surface includes predetermined indicia thereon.

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