Headwear having a brim with illumination device

  • US 6,659,618 B2
  • Filed: 11/04/2002
  • Issued: 12/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lighted hat comprising:

  • a rear head-fitting portion;

    a forward brim portion projecting forwardly of the head fitting portion with the rear head fitting and forward brim portions having a fore and aft extending centerline;

    a generally rigid and thin insert of the brim portion having upper and lower surfaces, and an outer edge including front and side portions thereof;

    fabric material tightly secured onto the upper and lower brim surfaces and around the brim outer edge to keep the thickness of the brim portion to a minimum;

    a pair of small, light emitting diodes that are laterally spaced from each other by a predetermined distance on either side of the centerline at or closely adjacent to the brim front edge portion positioned for directing cones of light forwardly therefrom so that there is an area immediately forwardly of the brim front edge that is unlighted between the cones of light from the pair of light emitting diodes; and

    a predetermined solid-state material of the light emitting diodes for providing high intensity light projecting forward from the brim portion with a minimum of power consumption.

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