gets damp after being dried in the dryer or in the sun.
We performed a conclusive experiment to find the source of the water. After drying it we placed it in a ZipLock bag and opened it after about 12 hours and it was dry. This proved that it was absorbing moisture from the air. So I think we have invented a dehumidifying device.
It is time to file a patent. I'm still working on the claims, researching the prior art, and preparing the rest of the specification.
A dehumidifying system consisting of a fabric object that if left in the open air will absorb moisture. Its intent is to move moisture from inside a building to outside the building. The device can be reset by placing it in the sun for a while so that it can be used again. The device is usually shaped like a hat so that the resetting operation can easily occur by its being worn by a person going outside. This device needs to be initialized so that can in operate in its intended fashion. This is most easily done if the object is hat-like by the wearer placing it on his or her head after swimming in a lake. Lake Cayuga in upstate NY is one such lake, but many other lakes can be used for this purpose. The device is usually seen in a rainbow colored pattern, but other patterns are possible. Other versions of this invention are possible such as a dog coat.