Protective sheath for cap strap

  • US 5,519,891 A
  • Filed: 05/06/1994
  • Issued: 05/28/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A piece of headwear comprising:

  • 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 sheet of compressive, deformable material having a predetermined width extending from a first edge to a second edge and having a predetermined length extending from a first end to a second end wherein the first end of said sheet is mated to the second end of said sheet at a seam to form a single seamed tube having an inner surface and an outer surface, said inner surface defining a cavity having dimensions selected to permit said tube to be disposed over at least a portion of the first engagement region of said first interconnecting strap wherein said tube is disposed over at least a portion of said first interconnecting strap; and

    wherein the single seam of said tube is non-disengageable;

    said sheet does not include any predetermined hinged area; and

    when the first end of said sheet is mated to the second end of said sheet at the seam to form the single seamed tube, said single seamed tube is provided having a substantially circular cross-sectional diameter.

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