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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on May 10, 2005.

Multi-Purpose Headgear

patent#: US 6889797

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posted on 6/6/2006, patent issued on 5/10/2005

"A multi-purpose device for use in a wide variety of circumstances including at sporting events. The device can (1) serve as a hat or headgear, (2) it can amplify a user's voice, (3) it can be used as a hearing aid, (4) it can be used as a carrying utensil, (5) it can serve as a banner to advertise a logo, (6) it can be used as a traffic safety cone, and (7) it can serve as a Christmas ornament."

Tote your brews, drown out the screams of everyone around you, AND warn traffic after you've passed out in the parking lot? What more could a sportsfan want from a hat? You want it to magically fill with presents on Christmas morning? IT DOES THAT, TOO!

A good idea is worth protecting. Perhaps that's why this dome cone is protected by not one, not two, not three, but four patents. A brain capable of this much intellectual property NEEDS a hat this big.

Available through the inventors website,
http://www.sportniks.com. Go Beavers!

Multi-Purpose Headgear

Comments on Multi-Purpose Headgear

Terence Reis | Dec 6, 2005 5:01 PM
Heineken is distributing these for the world-cup. I wonder if they're aware of it.

Alex | Dec 6, 2005 11:02 AM
Yeah I feel like this hat should be listed in the bible as a sign of the end of days.

Noah | Dec 6, 2005 9:02 AM
I didnt know grizzly adams was an OSU fan...and what good is a fabric cooler with a giant hole in it?

SilverRogue | Dec 6, 2005 8:01 AM
And it can also be used as an outfit for those stupid concrete geese that people love to dress up!

stimpson | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
what the hmjumnm is OSU┐! use for christmaspresents┐ so i can also give it a name and pet it while it gets groceries for me┐ or could also be used for Crap In A Hat, mah-valous!

Political.Asylum | Dec 6, 2005 6:00 AM
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Alex | Dec 6, 2005 6:00 AM
I love this one! But honestly, do you thikn that non-rigid fabric will help you hear anything better? And how does it stand up as a traffic cone? It has to be orange then, do you really want an orange hat? :) I love it so much. Just a great sleeping cap, with a hole in the top for ventilation. Bono is Brian Peppers!

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