US 11,052,289 B2
Swim cap for persons with long hair
Michael Cason, Amityville, NY (US)
Filed by Michael Cason, Amityville, NY (US)
Filed on Sep. 4, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/121,213.
Application 16/121,213 is a division of application No. 14/604,687, filed on Jan. 24, 2015, granted, now 10,099,088.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/931,263, filed on Jan. 24, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0369646 A1, Dec. 27, 2018
Int. Cl. A63B 33/00 (2006.01); A42B 1/12 (2006.01); A42B 1/24 (2021.01); A42B 1/244 (2021.01); A42B 1/203 (2021.01); A63B 71/06 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 33/00 (2013.01) [A42B 1/12 (2013.01); A42B 1/203 (2013.01); A42B 1/24 (2013.01); A42B 1/244 (2013.01); A63B 71/0622 (2013.01); A63B 2071/0625 (2013.01); A63B 2225/09 (2013.01); A63B 2225/62 (2013.01); A63B 2225/685 (2013.01); A63B 2225/74 (2020.08)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A swim cap configured for use by a person with long hair, which comprises:
an outer shell, the shell having an open end and a closed end situated opposite the open end, the open end being sized to fit on the head of a person, the outer shell being formed from a waterproof material, the outer shell including an outer layer and an inner layer, the outer layer and the inner layer defining an airtight chamber;
at least one compartment within the shell, the at least one compartment defining an elongated hair-receiving cavity for receiving the hair of the person wearing the swim cap; and
adjustable means configured for securing the shell to the head of the person wearing the swim cap;
wherein the swim cap further comprises:
at least one light emitting device, the at least one light emitting device being selectively illuminatable and emitting light, the light emitted by the light emitting device being viewable outside the shell of the swim cap; and
an electronic circuit, the electronic circuit being electrically coupled to the at least one light emitting device to cause the at least one light emitting device to selectively illuminate, the electronic circuit being mounted within the airtight chamber defined by the outer layer and the inner layer of the outer shell.