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They Invented What? (No. 24)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on November 15, 2006

U.S. Pat. No. 4,858,627:  Smoker’s hat.

 smokershat

What is claimed is:

1. A portable hat system for enabling the smoking of tobacco-type products without affecting the environment comprising:
         hat means for covering the head of a smoker; 
         means for intaking ambient air into the hat means, the intake ambient air flowing in front of the smoker’s face when the hat is worn by the smoker; 
         separate filter means for removing combustion products released by the smoker into the intake ambient air to produce filtered air; and
         means for exhausting the filtered air from the hat means. 

2. The portable hat system according to claim 1, further comprising a visor dependingly attached to said hat means and covering the face of the smoker when the hat means is worn by the smoker.

3. The portable hat system according to claim 2 further comprising staging means for supporting a lit cigarette under the hat means in a position enabling the intake ambient air to flow therepast.

4. The portable hat system according to claim 3 further comprising receptacle means disposed under said hat means for receiving solid combustion products, said receptacle means being disposed in a position enabling the intake ambient air to flow therepast.

5. The portable hat system according to claim 4 wherein said hat means comprises hard hat means for preventing injury to the smoker’s head from falling objects when the hat means is worn by the smoker.

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