Patents by Inventor Michael James McGinn

Michael James McGinn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200178635
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively attaching an accessory mount to a helmet are disclosed. A carrier may be used to position the accessory mount on the helmet. The accessory mount may be positioned on the helmet without engaging the rim of the helmet. The carrier may be compatible with various accessory mounts to permit mounting of different accessories. The accessory mount may be a powered mount for attachment to a Night Vision Device (NVD) such as Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG), or the accessory mount may be a non-powered accessory mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: RM Soldier Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Michael James McGinn
  • Patent number: 10492555
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively attaching an accessory mount to a helmet are disclosed. A carrier may be used to position the accessory mount on the helmet. The accessory mount may be positioned on the helmet without engaging the rim of the helmet. The carrier may be compatible with various accessory mounts to permit mounting of different accessories. The accessory mount may be a powered mount for attachment to a Night Vision Device (NVD) such as Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG), or the accessory mount may be a non-powered accessory mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RM Soldier Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Michael James McGinn
  • Publication number: 20170356723
    Abstract: A helmet assembly is provided including a front mount configured to attach to the front of the helmet above a brim of the helmet, a mandible for protecting a portion of the user's face, a lower edge rim mounting portion such as a halo attached along the lower edge of the helmet for securing the mandible to a helmet and providing power and data conduits. The front mount provides a center top mounting arrangement that operatively connects a center top location of the face shield to a center front mount on the helmet. The mount provides frontal bracket portions for mounting accessories. The helmet assembly provides a helmet shell with a curved shape having a surrounding reinforcing ridge. A reeling system is provided for adjusting front and lower chin straps. Other improvements in helmet assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Stephane Lebel, Edward R. Hall, Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bemier, Richard Coomber, Curtis Herman
  • Patent number: 9700096
    Abstract: A contact surface, such as a seating surface on a mandible guard is adjustable such that variations in helmet geometry and/or mandible geometry can be accommodated. The mandible guard may be fixedly attached to a helmet with an attachment arm, yet be configured to permit adjustment of the height of the contact surface to reduce or eliminate a gap between the helmet and a guard portion of the mandible guard. A tilt arrangement may be provided between the attachment arm and the guard portion of the mandible guard to allow a wearer to adjust a pitch angle of the guard portion relative to the attachment arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier
  • Patent number: 9631899
    Abstract: A helmet assembly is provided including a front mount configured to attach to the front of the helmet above a brim of the helmet, a mandible for protecting a portion of the user's face, a lower edge rim mounting portion such as a halo attached along the lower edge of the helmet for securing the mandible to a helmet and providing power and data conduits. The front mount provides a center top mounting arrangement that operatively connects a center top location of the face shield to a center front mount on the helmet. The mount provides frontal bracket portions for mounting accessories. The helmet assembly provides a helmet shell with a curved shape having a surrounding reinforcing ridge. A reeling system is provided for adjusting front and lower chin straps. Other improvements in helmet assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Edward R. Hall, Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Richard Coomber, Curtis Herman
  • Patent number: 9439470
    Abstract: A helmet assembly including a mandible bracket configured to connect a mandible to a helmet, at least one strap connected to the mandible bracket and configured to extend from the mandible bracket to a rear portion of a helmet. The assembly includes at least one strap guide having a strap engaging portion connected to the strap along a length of the strap for connecting the strap to a helmet, and a fastener engaging portion configured to connect to a fastener attached to a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Stéphane Lebel, Edward Robert Hall
  • Patent number: 9433252
    Abstract: A helmet accessory attachment system may include an attachment portion comprising a biasing element, a position member, and a movable member. The movable member may be selectively moveable between a home position which is a first distance from the position member and a release position which is a second distance from the position member. The biasing element may bias the movable member toward the home position. The helmet accessory attachment system also may include a mounting portion attachable to a helmet. The mounting portion may include a first channel to receive the movable member at a first opening and a second channel to receive the position member at a second opening. A third distance between the first opening of the first channel and the second opening of the second channel may be greater than the first distance from the movable member to the position member in the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Revision Military S.ar.L.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Michael James McGinn
  • Publication number: 20150282549
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively attaching an accessory mount to a helmet are disclosed. A carrier may be used to position the accessory mount on the helmet. The accessory mount may be positioned on the helmet without engaging the rim of the helmet. The carrier may be compatible with various accessory mounts to permit mounting of different accessories. The accessory mount may be a powered mount for attachment to a Night Vision Device (NVD) such as Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG), or the accessory mount may be a non-powered accessory mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Michael James McGinn
  • Publication number: 20150245682
    Abstract: A helmet assembly including a mandible bracket configured to connect a mandible to a helmet, with at least one strap connected to the mandible bracket and configured to extend from the mandible bracket to a helmet. The assembly includes at least one strap guide having a strap engaging portion connected to the strap along a length of the strap for connecting the strap to a helmet. The strap guide is removably attachable to the helmet, and in some embodiments the strap guide may be attached and/or removed through movement along a lengthwise direction of the strap, including in a horizontal direction. The assembly may secure an accessory other than a mandible to the helmet, and sufficient force on the accessory may remove the strap guide from the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Stéphane Lebel, Edward R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140075654
    Abstract: A contact surface, such as a seating surface on a mandible guard is adjustable such that variations in helmet geometry and/or mandible geometry can be accommodated. The mandible guard may be fixedly attached to a helmet with an attachment arm, yet be configured to permit adjustment of the height of the contact surface to reduce or eliminate a gap between the helmet and a guard portion of the mandible guard. A tilt arrangement may be provided between the attachment arm and the guard portion of the mandible guard to allow a wearer to adjust a pitch angle of the guard portion relative to the attachment arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier
  • Publication number: 20140033406
    Abstract: A helmet accessory attachment system may include an attachment portion comprising a biasing element, a position member, and a movable member. The movable member may be selectively moveable between a home position which is a first distance from the position member and a release position which is a second distance from the position member. The biasing element may bias the movable member toward the home position. The helmet accessory attachment system also may include a mounting portion attachable to a helmet. The mounting portion may include a first channel to receive the movable member at a first opening and a second channel to receive the position member at a second opening. A third distance between the first opening of the first channel and the second opening of the second channel may be greater than the first distance from the movable member to the position member in the home position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Michael James McGinn
  • Publication number: 20130000016
    Abstract: A helmet retention system having a first side strap system configured to connect to a first side of a helmet and a second side strap system configured to connect to an opposite second side of a helmet is provided. A chin cup and a chin cup connecting mechanism are provided. The chin cup connecting mechanism is configured to connect the first and second side strap systems in an area about the user's chin and to vary the amount of tension in the system between at least two predefined tension states. Strap adjusters provide a cam design for tensioning the straps and retaining the adjustors fixed to the straps at the desired adjustment under external force applied to the straps. Anchors provide secure mounting of the straps to the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Edward Robert Hall, Michael James McGinn, Curtis Herman
  • Publication number: 20120317706
    Abstract: A helmet assembly is provided including a front mount configured to attach to the front of the helmet above a brim of the helmet, a mandible for protecting a portion of the user's face, a lower edge rim mounting portion such as a halo attached along the lower edge of the helmet for securing the mandible to a helmet and providing power and data conduits. The front mount provides a center top mounting arrangement that operatively connects a center top location of the face shield to a center front mount on the helmet The mount provides frontal bracket portions for mounting accessories. The helmet assembly provides a helmet shell with a curved shape having a surrounding reinforcing ridge. A reeling system is provided for adjusting front and lower chin straps. Other improvements in helmet assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Stéphan Lebel, Edward R. Hall, Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Richard Coomber, Curtis Herman
  • Publication number: 20120117717
    Abstract: A helmet assembly including a mandible bracket configured to connect a mandible to a helmet, at least one strap connected to the mandible bracket and configured to extend from the mandible bracket to a rear portion of a helmet. The assembly includes at least one strap guide having a strap engaging portion connected to the strap along a length of the strap for connecting the strap to a helmet, and a fastener engaging portion configured to connect to a fastener attached to a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux, Stéphane Lebel, Edward Robert Hall
  • Patent number: D727406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier
  • Patent number: D735795
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Stéphane Lebel, Dominic Giroux Bernier