Patent application title: Pencil cap
Ronald J Thompson (Metter, GA, US)
IPC8 Class: AA42B124FI
Class name: Apparel head coverings combined with diverse article
Publication date: 2010-05-20
Patent application number: 20100122401
A pencil cap is described, as a lightweight baseball style cap having a
crown and a bill and a 2-inch by 4-inch strip of reclosable fastener hook
material attached to the side of the crown and a separate 1-inch by 0.75
elastic style reclosable fastener loop material sleeve. The positioning
of the reclosable fastener hook material strip is 1.5 inches above the
bottom ridgeline and located on either the left or right side of the
crown to accommodate left hand or right hand use. The reclosable fastener
hook material strip is used as a contact point to attach the reclosable
fastener elastic style loop material sleeve. The sleeve is affixed around
a standard carpenter pencil. The pencil cap with the reclosable fastener
strip and reclosable fastener sleeve is used for convenient external
storage and location of the carpenter pencil for use by carpenters,
painters, plumbers, construction workers, draftsmen and the like.
1. A hat with a reclosable fastener system attached, comprising: a the cap
having a crown and an extended bill protruding from one point of the
crown; b. the reclosable fastener system comprising: i. a 2 inch by 4
inch strip of reclosable fastener hook material and ii. a 1-inch by
0.75-inch reclosable fastener loop material sleeve consisting of elastic
style loop material; and iii. said structure comprising a contact point,
that upon first member having contact with second member provides
immediate storage for specific tool, a carpenter pencil, inserted in
2. The system is an external storage system.
3. The first member is aligned and attached with commercial stitching 1.5 inches above the bottom ridge of crown on either the right or left side of the crown with the bill positioned toward the front of users head. The stitching thereby causing said structure to be stationary.
4. The second member is comprised of an elastic hook material, circular in shape, resembling a barrel and sized to fit around a standard sized carpenter pencil.
5. The second member is manually attached to the first member by the user thereby identifying second member as a moveable structure.
6. The pencil cap, comprising the crown with an extended bill, and a stationary storage system attached to the crown. Whereby manual attachment and detachment of moveable part of the system, provides a convenient storage place for a specific tool, a carpenter pencil.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to head mounted storage whereby a storage system functions as a tool holder and is attached so as to provide a stationary place to hold said tool, specifically a carpenter pencil.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Hats and caps with storage compartments such as pockets have been in the market for sometime. The hats that have used this concept include baseball-style caps, straw hats including safari, fishermen hats, hard hats and military helmets. However such apparel is primarily used to store items of individual choice such as money, paper, identification cards, fishing hooks and other items that need to be in an enclosed pocket. The devices used to close the pockets are usually a rivet-style button, reclosable material, or a zipper. Such compartments were designed for internal storage and may be mounted on the inside or outside of the headgear. Other plastic, foam or rubber sleeve devices are in the market. However, the purpose of those devices are to increase the comfort and the gripping ability of the writer, to prevent callous spots on fingers or to ease the pain of arthritis.
None of the cited headgear provides satisfactory arrangements for quick, easy access to a carpenter pencil due to the length of the writing tool involved. This storage system does not require pockets or enclosures of any sort. This arrangement does not require the cumbersome task of locating a button or zipper. The present invention addresses storage for a specific item.
None of the cited sleeve devices exist for the purpose attaching the combined writing device and the sleeve to another device or for providing storage.
The present invention solves a common problem experienced by a variety of workers such as carpenters, painters, plumbers, construction workers and the like who use carpenter pencils in that it provides immediate external storage and placement of the carpenter pencil as well as quick and easy access during projects. Many workers typically store writing devices behind the ear or in their hair. The pencil cap improves the location of writing devices, specifically, the carpenter pencil, by decreasing the chances of the device being misplaced and eliminates the need for said device to touch the body.
The present invention does not seek to improve on any current invention of its' kind as there are none known.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is an object of the present invention to provide a lightweight external storage system attached to a baseball style cap and designed to overcome the obstacle of misplaced carpenter pencils.
In two embodiments, a hat with a crown and an extended bill and a separate circular sleeve; the crown is embellished with a strip of reclosable fastener loop material mounted on either side, the separate sleeve of reclosable fastener elastic style hook material shaped as a barrel. The hat has an adjustable strap to accommodate different head sizes.
There are no batteries, wires, electrical circuits or apparatus capable of conducting electrical current. The attached storage system does not produce light or sound.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a side perspective view of a reclosable fastener system and cap combination in accordance with the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a fully exploded view of the reclosable fastener system and cap.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2 there is shown a preferred embodiment of a combination pencil cap comprising a standard baseball style cap 1 and reclosable fastener system.
The reclosable fastener system attached to the left side of the cap comprising a carpenter pencil 2, a reclosable fastener sleeve 3, and reclosable fastener strip 4.
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