Lighted headwear with brim sleeve

  • US 7,753,547 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2009
  • Issued: 07/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Lighted headgear comprising:

  • a crown to be received on a wearer'"'"'s head;

    a brim extending from a forward, lower edge of the crown;

    at least one light source and a power source mounted to the lighted headgear for providing illumination therefrom;

    a switch mounted to the brim;

    a plunger actuator of the switch that extends away from the brim and which is depressible towards the brim to selectively turn the light source “


    or “



    a packaging cover configured to be secured to the brim;

    a switch guarding portion of the packaging cover for guarding the switch against unintentional activation; and

    a wall of the switch guarding portion arranged and configured so that with the packaging cover secured to the brim, the switch guarding portion wall is disposed adjacent the plunger actuator and extends away from the brim beyond the plunger actuator to allow for intentional and direct access to the plunger actuator by a potential purchaser and to avoid unintentional actuation of the plunger actuator.

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