US20100193550A1 - Hat Display Device - Google Patents

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US20100193550A1
US20100193550A1 US12/364,887 US36488709A US2010193550A1 US 20100193550 A1 US20100193550 A1 US 20100193550A1 US 36488709 A US36488709 A US 36488709A US 2010193550 A1 US2010193550 A1 US 2010193550A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F7/00Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials
    • A47F7/06Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials for hats or wigs

Abstract

The Hat Display Device comprises an adjustable spacer, and two shaped blocks. The spacer may include one or more apertures to permit attachment of the Hat Display Device to a support stand.

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    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • There are no applications related to this application.
  • STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP
  • No invention claimed in this application was made under Federally sponsored research or development.
  • BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
  • This invention relates to hat related devices, specifically to those devices as comprise a mechanism to stretch, shape, or display a hat. Many devices to stretch hats are already known.
  • The utility patents to Schellman (U.S. Pat. No. 389,014), Scharbaugh (U.S. Pat. No. 792,354), Kennefick (U.S. Pat. No. 667,019), Wolf (U.S. Pat. No. 724,227), Tanner (U.S. Pat. No. 442,211), Levering (U.S. Pat. No. 157,845), Schlesinger (U.S. Pat. No. 2,075,626), Vlasis (U.S. Pat. No. 2,434,184), and Vandewege (U.S. Pat. No. 4,673,113) are typical of a class of hat stretchers where a central adjustment block adjusts the position of the shaping blocks. These shaping blocks then hold the hat in place through outward tension. The present invention is directed to a stretching mechanism which can be used to display hats, and in which the shaping blocks have a lip to: 1) hold the hat in place, and 2) seat the hat properly. Further the central adjustment block is provided with an angled hole for placing the hat on a post or other suitable display rack.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The Hat Display Device comprises an adjustable spacer, and two shaped blocks. The spacer may include one or more apertures to permit attachment of the Hat Display Device to a support stand. The adjustable spacer is attached by any suitable method to both of the shaped blocks so that the overall length of the adjustable spacer and shaped blocks is adjustable. The blocks are formed to approximate the inside of the head band of a hat. When the Hat Display Device is placed within a hat, expansion of the adjustable spacer forces the shaped blocks against the inner surface of the headband retains the hat in both position and shape.
  • The shaped blocks may include a lip to increase the ability of the Hat Display Device 1 to retain a hat.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the Hat Display Device.
  • FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken through the aperture.
  • FIG. 3 is the Hat Display Device in use.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • The Hat Display Device 1 comprises, an adjustable spacer 3, a first shaped block 4 for placement in a hat 2 to be displayed, and a second shaped block 5, said second shaped block 5 attached to the second end 7 of said adjustable spacer 3. The spacer 3 may include one or more apertures 6 to permit attachment of the Hat Display Device 1 to a support stand 12. The adjustable spacer 3 is attached by any suitable method to both the first 4 and second shaped blocks 5 so that the overall length of the adjustable spacer 3 and shaped blocks 4,5 is adjustable. The first block 4 and second block 5 are each formed to approximate the inside of the head band 8 of a hat 2 with the first block forming the front half of the head band 8 of the hat 2 and the second shaped block 5 formed to approximate the rear half 9 of the headband 8 of the hat 2.
  • When the Hat Display Device 1 is placed within a hat 2, expansion of the adjustable spacer 3 forces the first shaped block 4 and the second shaped block 5 against the inner surface 10 of the headband 8, retaining the hat 2 in both position and shape.
  • The First shaped block 4, the second shaped block 5, or both shaped blocks 4,5 may include a lip 11 to increase the ability of the Hat Display Device 1 to retain a hat 2.

Claims (6)

1) A Hat Display Device comprising:
(a) an adjustable spacer including at least one aperture to permit attachment of the Hat Display Device to a support stand, said adjustable spacer having a first end and a second end;
(b) a first shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said first shaped block attached to the first end of said adjustable spacer;
(c) a second shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said second shaped block attached to the second end of said adjustable spacer.
2) The Hat Display Device of claim 1 wherein said first shaped block further comprises a lip.
3) The Hat Display Device of claim 1 wherein said second shaped block further comprises a lip.
4) A Hat Display Device comprising:
(a) an adjustable spacer including a first end and a second end;
(b) a first shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said first shaped block attached to the first end of said adjustable spacer and said first shaped block further comprising a lip;
(c) a second shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said second shaped block attached to the second end of said adjustable spacer.
5) The Hat Display Device of claim 4 wherein the second shaped block further comprises a lip;
6) A Hat Display Device comprising:
(a) an adjustable spacer including a first end and a second end;
(b) a first shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said first shaped block attached to the first end of said adjustable spacer;
(c) a second shaped block for placement in a hat to be displayed, said second shaped block attached to the second end of said adjustable spacer, and said second shaped block further comprising a lip.
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DE102011016184A1 (en) * 2011-04-05 2012-10-11 Simon Salzmann Head cover e.g. sports cap, receiving device, has supporting parts connected with each other in inner region by spring-loaded piston-cylinder-connection parts that are designed as cylinder, pistons and pressure spring

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US157845A (en) * 1874-12-15 Improvement in combined hat measurers and stretchers
US389014A (en) * 1888-09-04 Gustav b
US442211A (en) * 1890-12-09 Hat-stretcher
US667019A (en) * 1900-08-17 1901-01-29 John Francis Kennefick Hat-stretcher.
US724227A (en) * 1902-11-03 1903-03-31 Herman H Wolf Block for shaping hats or caps.
US792354A (en) * 1904-10-14 1905-06-13 Edward W Sharbaugh Hat-stretcher.
US961418A (en) * 1909-08-14 1910-06-14 Herbert D Lloyd Hat-tree.
US1340994A (en) * 1919-09-25 1920-05-25 Waters Henry Shoe-stretcher
US1415537A (en) * 1920-11-20 1922-05-09 Elmstrom Anshelm Burton Combined shoe stretcher and tree
US1429661A (en) * 1921-06-16 1922-09-19 Waters Henry Shoe stretcher
US1639331A (en) * 1924-04-10 1927-08-16 Diamond Henry Hat-block clamp
US1698633A (en) * 1927-07-06 1929-01-08 Jimenez Agustin Hat-holding stand
US1703398A (en) * 1926-10-18 1929-02-26 Robert H Lake Stretcher for uniform-cap covers
US1849751A (en) * 1928-05-19 1932-03-15 Conner William Boudinot Extensible shoe form
US1969716A (en) * 1933-04-26 1934-08-14 Cohen Leon Hat stand and rack
US2075626A (en) * 1937-03-30 Hat stretcher
US2434184A (en) * 1946-06-03 1948-01-06 Chris F Vlasis Four-way hat expander
US3161293A (en) * 1963-05-13 1964-12-15 My Double Company Inc Hat stand
US4673113A (en) * 1986-05-19 1987-06-16 Lester Thompson Hat stretcher device
US4708271A (en) * 1986-10-06 1987-11-24 Grommes Robert J Hat drying form
US4739909A (en) * 1986-09-25 1988-04-26 Bury John S Hat size maintainer
US5094369A (en) * 1990-05-29 1992-03-10 Thompson Lester E Hat strecher with releaseable pawl and collar

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US157845A (en) * 1874-12-15 Improvement in combined hat measurers and stretchers
US389014A (en) * 1888-09-04 Gustav b
US442211A (en) * 1890-12-09 Hat-stretcher
US2075626A (en) * 1937-03-30 Hat stretcher
US667019A (en) * 1900-08-17 1901-01-29 John Francis Kennefick Hat-stretcher.
US724227A (en) * 1902-11-03 1903-03-31 Herman H Wolf Block for shaping hats or caps.
US792354A (en) * 1904-10-14 1905-06-13 Edward W Sharbaugh Hat-stretcher.
US961418A (en) * 1909-08-14 1910-06-14 Herbert D Lloyd Hat-tree.
US1340994A (en) * 1919-09-25 1920-05-25 Waters Henry Shoe-stretcher
US1415537A (en) * 1920-11-20 1922-05-09 Elmstrom Anshelm Burton Combined shoe stretcher and tree
US1429661A (en) * 1921-06-16 1922-09-19 Waters Henry Shoe stretcher
US1639331A (en) * 1924-04-10 1927-08-16 Diamond Henry Hat-block clamp
US1703398A (en) * 1926-10-18 1929-02-26 Robert H Lake Stretcher for uniform-cap covers
US1698633A (en) * 1927-07-06 1929-01-08 Jimenez Agustin Hat-holding stand
US1849751A (en) * 1928-05-19 1932-03-15 Conner William Boudinot Extensible shoe form
US1969716A (en) * 1933-04-26 1934-08-14 Cohen Leon Hat stand and rack
US2434184A (en) * 1946-06-03 1948-01-06 Chris F Vlasis Four-way hat expander
US3161293A (en) * 1963-05-13 1964-12-15 My Double Company Inc Hat stand
US4673113A (en) * 1986-05-19 1987-06-16 Lester Thompson Hat stretcher device
US4739909A (en) * 1986-09-25 1988-04-26 Bury John S Hat size maintainer
US4708271A (en) * 1986-10-06 1987-11-24 Grommes Robert J Hat drying form
US5094369A (en) * 1990-05-29 1992-03-10 Thompson Lester E Hat strecher with releaseable pawl and collar

Cited By (1)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE102011016184A1 (en) * 2011-04-05 2012-10-11 Simon Salzmann Head cover e.g. sports cap, receiving device, has supporting parts connected with each other in inner region by spring-loaded piston-cylinder-connection parts that are designed as cylinder, pistons and pressure spring

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