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US3444865A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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y 0, 1969 G. F. DE VITA 3,444,865

TRANSFORMAT ION WIG Filed Nov. 10, 1966 iM'r mm ii J M h I up |"1 H v INVENTOR.

v j ffieyiia m M y ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,444,865 TRANSFORMATION WIG Guy F. De Vita, 4900 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Ill. 60641 Filed Nov. 10, 1966, Ser. No. 593,421 Int. Cl. A41g 3/00 US. Cl. 132--53 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE In carrying out the invention I form an open framework in the general form of a cap, conforming to the head of the wearer of the wig, and made from a flexible or elastic material, to accommodate the wig to be placed over the human head. I then secure wefting pieces made from human or synthetic hair to the open framework and provide sufficient open area in the open framework to accommodate a person wearing the wig to draw his own hair through the open portions of the framework to blend with the hair of the wig.

This invention relates to improvements in transformation wigs and more particularly relates to such a wig in which the human hair may be blended with the hair of the wig.

A principal object of the present invention, therefor, is to provide an improved form of transformation wig so arranged as to accommodate the hair of the person Wearing the wig to be blended with the hair of the wig.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved form of transformation wig to be worn as a regular wig or to enable a tipping or frosting effect to be given to the hair of the wig by pulling the human hair through open portions of the wig.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a simple and improved form of wig far lighter in weight than conventional wigs and adapted to conform to heads of varying sizes, without altering the wig.

These and other objects of the invention will appear from time to time as the following specification proceeds and with reference to the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the open framework or foundation of the wig;

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the framework shown in FIGURE I placed on the human head and diagrammatically illustrating how the hair of the person wearing the wig may be drawn through the openings in the open framework or foundation for the wig;

FIGURE 3 is a view of the wig on a persons head and diagramamtically illustrating the blending of the hair of the person wearing the wig, with the hair of the wig, to give a tipping or frosting effect;

FIGURE 4 is a detail view illustrating a piece of human or synthetic hair looped to be formed into a wefting piece for the wig, and taken substantially along line IVIV of FIGURE 5;

FIGURE 5 is a view illustrating a wefting of human or synthetic hair to be sewn to the framework of the wig; and

FIGURE 6 is a generally vertical sectional view taken through a portion of the wig, showing the sewing of the wefting pieces to the longitudinal strips of the wig, in vertically spaced rows.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, I have shown in FIGURE 1 an open framework or foundation 10 in the form of a cap, made from spaced flexible strips of material, and generally conforming to the form of the human head. As shown in FIGURE 1 the open framework 10 comprises a plurality of vertically spaced longitudinal strips of flexible or elastic material -11, 12, 13 and v14 extending longitudinally about the human head and connected together by latitudinally extending strips of flexible material 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Said last mentioned latitudinally extending strips of flexible material, extending upwardly over the top of the head and downwardly therefrom, may be sewed or otherwise secured to the longitudinally extending strips of material.

As shown in FIGURES 1 and 2, the latitudinally extending strips of material 16, 18, v19, 20 and 21 extend downwardly beneath the longitudinally extending strip 11 along the side and rear end thereof to positions close to or over the ears, and are connected at their lower ends to a longitudinal strip of material 23 extending from the strip -18 on one side of the head to the opposite end of said strip, at the opposite side of the head.

The strip 23 generally conforms at its terminal end portions, to the ear contours of the wearer of the wig, where the hair of the wig is to extend over and cover the ears of the wearer. An intermediate reinforcing longitudinal connecting strip 25 is spaced between the connecting strips 11 and 23 and extends along the back of the read of the wearer of the wig and connects the strips 20, 21 and 16 together.

The longitudinal and latitudinally extending strips of material 11 to 25 inclusive may be made from a fabric, which may be an elastic material, to enable the open framework to conform to heads of varying sizes and to be placed over the hair of the wearer, where the hair may be light or heavy in texture or distribution over the head of the wearer.

In FIGURE 2 it may be seen that the open area of the open framework is suflicient to accommodate strands of hair 26 of the wearer to be pulled through the open portions of the open framework. In this figure I have only shown a few strands of human hair pulled through the openings of the open framework for illustrative purposes, but it should be understood that as much hair as is required to blend with the hair of the wig may be pulled through the openings of the open framework, to give the desired effect.

In FIGURE 4 I have shown a strand of hair, which may preferably be human hair, but which also may be synthetic hair made from a synthetic material such as dynel, nylon or other like materials. As shown in FIG- URE 5 the strands of hair are suitable tied to a thread or threads 29 in side by side relation with respect to each other, to form the wefting pieces of the wig. The thread 29 can be silk, nylon, cotton or even human hair if desired.

The strands of hair 27, tied to the thread 29, thus form wefting pieces 30 of the Wig, which as shown in FIG- URE 6 extend along the longitudinal strips in vertically spaced rows and are sewed or otherwise secured thereto. As shown in FIGURE 6 three vertically spaced rows are shown as being sewed on each longitudinal strip and these rows may be sewed to each longitudinal strip of the framework 10, although the number of rows may be varied in accordance with the hair styling of the wig and in accordance with the blending or frosting effect desired.

In FIGURE 3 I have diagrammatically shown the strands of human hair 26 blended to the hair of the wig and combed into the hair of the wig, to give a desired tipping or frosting effect.

It may be seen from the foregoing that I have provided a new and improved form of transformation Wig, in which the foundation or framework for the wig is an open caplike framework, formed from an elastic material and so arranged as to accommodate the hair of the wearer to be blended with the hair of the wig.

It may further be seen that the open framework and the wefting secured thereto is of a simplified construction, enabling various blending elfects to be attained, and

3 so arranged that the wig may be worn by various persons either with or without the blending of the human hair with the hair of the wig and provide a smooth natural appearance, when placed on the head of the wearer of the wig.

While I have herein shown and described one form in which the invention may be embodied, it may be understood that various variations and modifications in the invention may be attained without departing from the spirit and scope of the novel concepts thereof.

I claim as my invention:

.1. In a transformation Wig,

an elastic fabric cap-like framework generally conforming to the head of the wearer and including,

a plurality of vertically spaced longitudinally extending strips of elastic material adapted to extend about the human head in rows,

a plurality of horizontally spaced latitudinal strips of elastic material extending upwardly over the top of the head and secured to said longitudinally extending strips of elastic material,

wefting pieces of human hair sewed to said longitudinally extending strips and extending thereabout over the open portions of said framework,

said framework having sufiicient open area to accommodate human hair to be drawn through the open portions thereof and blend with the hair of the transformation wig.

2. The structure of claim 1,

wherein the wetting pieces are made from strands of human hair looped intermediate their ends and connected together along the looped portions thereof in side-by-side relation and sewed to and extending along the longitudinal strips of elastic material in vertically spaced rows.

3. A transformation wig in accordance with claim 1,

wherein the longitudinal strips include one bottom strip extending partially about the fabric cap and conforming at its terminal end portions to the ear contours of the wearer of the wig, a marginal longitudinal strip spaced above said bottom strip adapted to extend entirely about the head of the wearer of the wherein the longitudinal strips lap the latitudinal strips and are sewed thereto, and

wherein at least one latitudinal strip extends from said bottom longitudinal strip vertically entirely over the headof the wearer in lapping relation with respect to said longitudinal strips and said latitudinal strips extending over the top of the head of the wearer, and is sewed thereto.

4. The structure of claim 3,

wherein the wefting pieces are formed from strands of human hair looped intermediate their ends and connected together along the looped portions thereof in side-by-side relation and sewed to and extending along the longitudinal strips of elastic material in vertically spaced rows.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 593,560 11/1897 Barrett 13254 2,865,380 12/ 1958 Mitchell 1325 3,307,563 3/1967 Regina 132-53 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,366,125 6/ 1964 France.

LOUIS G. MANCENE, Primary Examiner.

GREGORY E. MCNEILL, Assistant Examiner.

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US3651821A (en) * 1969-11-21 1972-03-28 Dorothy M Mielke Hairpiece construction
US3678942A (en) * 1970-09-04 1972-07-25 Abbott Tresses Method of making precut and preset wig and precut and preset wig
JPS4835953A (en) * 1971-08-31 1973-05-26
JPS4855043A (en) * 1971-11-10 1973-08-02
US3755824A (en) * 1971-09-24 1973-09-04 Plus Hair Centers Int Inc Method for avoiding the appearance of baldness
JPS4882092U (en) * 1972-01-13 1973-10-06
JPS4885890U (en) * 1972-01-18 1973-10-18
US3777768A (en) * 1972-08-21 1973-12-11 Gabor E Int Ltd Wefted hair structure and method of construction
US3812867A (en) * 1971-10-29 1974-05-28 R Wanderman Capless wig
JPS4982989U (en) * 1972-11-08 1974-07-18
US3830245A (en) * 1971-06-23 1974-08-20 Abbott Tresses Wig with improved front hairline construction
US3834403A (en) * 1971-11-17 1974-09-10 Bando America Inc Wig construction
US3835867A (en) * 1970-08-21 1974-09-17 Molinario Sa Wigs
US3868959A (en) * 1971-10-02 1975-03-04 Hyung Chan Koh Hair supporting element for a weftless or regular wig
US3871389A (en) * 1973-01-22 1975-03-18 Gail Ann Bauer Hair piece and method of forming and attaching
US3884248A (en) * 1971-11-19 1975-05-20 Revlon Adjustable wigs
US3970092A (en) * 1973-10-01 1976-07-20 Nelson Charles W Method of attaching a hairpiece
US3983886A (en) * 1975-10-15 1976-10-05 Harbison Deloris J Frame and hood for a wig form
US4205693A (en) * 1979-02-06 1980-06-03 Gene Mallouf Wig
US4386619A (en) * 1981-10-26 1983-06-07 Williams Raymond F Hair hair-enhancing cap
US4576189A (en) * 1984-01-20 1986-03-18 Ruth Regina Partial wig assembly with extension portion
EP0400215A1 (en) * 1989-05-30 1990-12-05 Heinz Merges Wig
WO1990014777A1 (en) * 1989-05-30 1990-12-13 Heinz Merges Hairpiece
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US5873373A (en) * 1996-12-13 1999-02-23 Sc Direct, Inc. Integrated wig having a wefting construction
US5979462A (en) * 1998-12-01 1999-11-09 Jones; Mary Phillips Hair appliance
US6220249B1 (en) * 1998-09-24 2001-04-24 Pt. Pigeon Dongan Indonesia Wigs having length adjusting parts
US20040211436A1 (en) * 2003-03-07 2004-10-28 Knight Peggy L. Hairstyle enhancement device
US20040237985A1 (en) * 2002-04-10 2004-12-02 Joan Ball Hairpiece arrangement
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US20100236563A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2010-09-23 Harumi Kimura Wearer's own hair utilizing type wig
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US20110023903A1 (en) * 2009-07-29 2011-02-03 Judy Kezios Hair Integration Assembly
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US3678942A (en) * 1970-09-04 1972-07-25 Abbott Tresses Method of making precut and preset wig and precut and preset wig
US3830245A (en) * 1971-06-23 1974-08-20 Abbott Tresses Wig with improved front hairline construction
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US3755824A (en) * 1971-09-24 1973-09-04 Plus Hair Centers Int Inc Method for avoiding the appearance of baldness
US3868959A (en) * 1971-10-02 1975-03-04 Hyung Chan Koh Hair supporting element for a weftless or regular wig
US3812867A (en) * 1971-10-29 1974-05-28 R Wanderman Capless wig
JPS4855043A (en) * 1971-11-10 1973-08-02
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US3871389A (en) * 1973-01-22 1975-03-18 Gail Ann Bauer Hair piece and method of forming and attaching
US3970092A (en) * 1973-10-01 1976-07-20 Nelson Charles W Method of attaching a hairpiece
US3983886A (en) * 1975-10-15 1976-10-05 Harbison Deloris J Frame and hood for a wig form
US4205693A (en) * 1979-02-06 1980-06-03 Gene Mallouf Wig
US4386619A (en) * 1981-10-26 1983-06-07 Williams Raymond F Hair hair-enhancing cap
US4576189A (en) * 1984-01-20 1986-03-18 Ruth Regina Partial wig assembly with extension portion
EP0400215A1 (en) * 1989-05-30 1990-12-05 Heinz Merges Wig
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US5873373A (en) * 1996-12-13 1999-02-23 Sc Direct, Inc. Integrated wig having a wefting construction
US6220249B1 (en) * 1998-09-24 2001-04-24 Pt. Pigeon Dongan Indonesia Wigs having length adjusting parts
US5979462A (en) * 1998-12-01 1999-11-09 Jones; Mary Phillips Hair appliance
US20040237985A1 (en) * 2002-04-10 2004-12-02 Joan Ball Hairpiece arrangement
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