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1. (WO2004098332) ARTICLE OF HEADWEAR HAVING A STRETCHABLE CONFIGURATION
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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/098332    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/008303
Publication Date: 18.11.2004 International Filing Date: 18.03.2004
IPC:
A42B 1/06 (2006.01), A42B 1/22 (2006.01), A42C 1/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: NIKE, INC. [US/US]; One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005-6453 (US) (JP, KR only).
NIKE INTERNATIONAL, LTD. [GB/US]; One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005-6453 (US) (AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GN, GQ, GR, GW, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, KE, KG, KP, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NE, NI, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SN, SY, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW only).
OKOT, Alex, Washington [GB/NL]; (NL) (For US Only)
Inventors: OKOT, Alex, Washington; (NL)
Agent: KUZARA, Byron, S.; Banner & Witcoff, LTD., Eleventh Floor, 1001 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C 20001-4597 (US)
Priority Data:
10/430,126 05.05.2003 US
Title (EN) ARTICLE OF HEADWEAR HAVING A STRETCHABLE CONFIGURATION
(FR) CHAPEAU A CONFIGURATION ETIRABLE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An article of headwear is disclosed that is formed of a plurality of panels. At least one of the panels has an edge that includes an indentation that is stretched when securing the panels together. The stretching of the indentation prestretches a headband portion of the headwear, and enhances the comfort and fit of the headwear. An elastic element may also be secured to the panels and positioned within the headband to further enhance the comfort and fit of the headwear.
(FR)L'invention concerne un chapeau formé d'un ensemble de plusieurs panneaux. Au moins un panneau possède un bord doté d'une empreinte qui s'étire au moment de la fixation des panneaux. L'étirement de l'empreinte préétire la partie bandeau du chapeau pour améliorer le confort et l'ajustement du chapeau. Les panneaux peuvent également comporter un élément élastique qui sera fixé sur le bandeau pour améliorer davantage le confort et l'ajustement du chapeau.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)