Patent Number: 6,170,087

Title: Article storage for hats

Abstract: Various embodiments of article storage systems for hats and headgear provide for the removable storage of various articles within or on a hat or hats. In one embodiment, the hat includes multiple attachment points along the inner surface for the storage of embroidered emblems, patches, and similar articles within the hat, and one or more attachment points on the outer surface of the hat for the selective display of one or more of the emblems. In another embodiment, a multiple compartment wallet is provided, which may be removably stored within the hat by securing it to the inner surface of the hat. The wallet provides for the temporary storage of folding money, a credit card(s), driver's license or other identification, a car key(s), etc., while the wearer of the hat is casually dressed in apparel without other storage pockets (e.g., swimsuit and t-shirt, etc.). At least one wallet embodiment may include an identification window and lanyard attachment, for suspending from the neck of a person for display of the identification. The present invention also includes a kit for installing various article attachment points on and within a preexisting favorite hat, thus enabling a person to provide storage and display points on an existing hat, rather than being required to purchase an otherwise undesirable hat in order to have a hat with the storage and display features of the present invention.

Inventors: Brannon; Garry A. (College Park, GA)


International Classification: A42B 1/24 (20060101); A42B 1/00 (20060101); G09F 21/00 (20060101); G09F 21/02 (20060101); A42B 001/24 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013