Hairpiece with reinforced mesh base

  • US 5,746,232 A
  • Filed: 04/01/1997
  • Issued: 05/05/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hairpiece comprising:

  • a one-piece mesh substrate sized to fit the head of an individual, said substrate including a first set of fibers and a second set of fibers;

    a plurality of selectively-deformable stabilizing rings disposed within said substrate, said stabilizing rings including a third set of substantially-concentric, monofilament fibers sonically welded to said mesh substrate, said set of fibers having a tensile strength which is lower than a tensile strength of said first and second set of fibers; and

    a plurality of hairs attached to said substrate,whereby said stabilizing rings provide structural rigidity to said mesh substrate and maintain said substrate in a preferred orientation through several removals and applications of said hairpiece, thereby increasing the useable life of said hairpiece.

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