Hat Or Cap Attachments Patents (Class 2/10)
  • Patent number: 10416474
    Abstract: The invention is directed to non-corrective unitary lens eyeglasses and safety helmets including a one-piece shield and a method for making such a one-piece shield. The method is for designing a one-piece shield for non-corrective unitary lens eyeglasses or a safety helmet, whereby the shield has a front and a back surface, and is computer-implemented with the steps: providing a front surface geometry of the shield; providing a local relationship of the front surface geometry with respect to a center of rotation of a wearer's eye; and, calculating a portion of a back surface geometry attributed to the wearer's eye by establishing non-zero minus power and minimizing prism. The portion of the back surface geometry is a freeform surface geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventor: Ray Steven Spratt
  • Patent number: 10376012
    Abstract: A safety helmet with retractable brim comprising a helmet shaped body having a slot presented on a downward facing surface of a front section. The safety helmet includes a brim that translates within the slot between a retracted and a downward configuration. In the retracted configuration the brim is received within the slot. In the downward configuration the second end of the brim does not extend beyond the forward facing surface of the helmet. A pivoting element is configured to pivotally couple the brim proximate to the lip of the slot. The pivoting element allows the brim to move between the downward configuration and a forward configuration. In the forward configuration the brim extends outward beyond a forward facing surface of the helmet shaped body. A first locking element is configured to maintain the brim in the forward configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Jill Sakemiller
  • Patent number: 10368605
    Abstract: A support and attachment system for helmet goggles is described. The main purposes of such a system are to provide an easy attaching of goggles to a helmet and to block the sliding movement of goggles over the outside surface of a helmet by a sliding stop. The support and attachment system for helmet goggles includes two strap connectors each being configured to be attached, on each respective side of the helmet, to the free ends of the goggles' straps and to engage, two attachment supports disposed on the opposite sides of a helmet. One of the strap connectors is adapted to be easily removable while the second is configured to be somewhat difficult to remove. The attachment support connected to the second strap connector includes a sliding stop to block the sliding movement of the goggles when positioned on the top of the outside surface of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KIMPEX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Handfield, Nicolas Bouchard-Fortin
  • Patent number: 10362825
    Abstract: A cap includes an elongate track that extends along the lower edge of the crown has opposing free ends or edges when formed along a generally circular path. A slide, connected to the brim, can slide along the track. A pin or wire aligns the opposing edges of the track when brought into abutment to form an interface parting line. One or more tapes extend across the interface parting line to prevent relative movements of the opposing edges about the pin or wire thereby fixing and stabilizing the opposing edges at the interface parting line to maintain alignment and eliminate discontinuities at the opposing edges to insure smooth movements of the brim independently of the position of said brim along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Clayton Judge
  • Patent number: 10349698
    Abstract: A protective helmet including a visor attached to the external sides of the helmet shell and a catch strip running along a top portion of the visor, spanning at least a portion of the visor. The catch strip protrudes from the visor such that it can prevent a cloth helmet cover from easily sliding off the helmet. The catch strip is attached to the front side of the visor, opposite the shell, such that the catch strip is not in a field of vision of a user when wearing the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Concrete Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Andrew McCashin, Christopher Michael Terins
  • Patent number: 10349694
    Abstract: A baseball cap includes a body configured to fit on a head of a user, the body having a front portion a back portion a first side portion extending from the back portion to the front portion and a second side portion extending from the back portion to the front portion; a brim integral with and extending from the front portion; a first slit extending through a thickness of the first side portion, the first slit is configured to receive a first temple of a pair of sunglasses therethrough; a second slit extending through a thickness of the second side portion, the second slit is configured to receive a second temple of the pair of sunglasses therethrough; a strap having a first end secured to back portion of the body and a second end having a fastener secured thereto, the strap is configured to wrap around a frame of the pair of sunglasses to removably secured the frame to the back portion of the body, the fastener is configured to removably secured to the back portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Joyce M. Calvert Rowton
  • Patent number: 10342280
    Abstract: A protective helmet. The protective helmet includes an outer layer and an inner layer, each formed of a hard material. The outer layer and the inner layer each further include a concave interior surface and a convex exterior surface. A flexible connector connects the concave interior surface of the outer layer to the convex exterior surface of the inner layer. The flexible connector is configured to allow the outer layer to laterally shift relative to the inner layer upon impact to the protective helmet. Upon impact, the convex surface moves along the inclined planed of the concave surface in a direction opposite of the impact, while the stretched flexible connector provides a restoring force pulling the inner and outer layers back to their original positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Diffusion Technology Research, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Valentino, Sr., Bruce H. Dewoolfson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10342276
    Abstract: Headwear comprising a common baseball cap with an additional section of material permanently attached to the rear of the baseball cap. In a preferred embodiment, the section of material may either be tucked into and concealed under the baseball cap or selectively deployed over the head, ears, and neck of the wearer. The deployable protective material includes an elastic outer edge to ensure a secure fit around the wearer's head, ears, and neck. The securely fitted material provides protection to the wearer's head, ears, and neck from uncomfortably cool, hot, and/or wet climatic conditions and from uncomfortable, unfavorable, or otherwise personally damaging surrounding conditions to which the wearer may be exposed. Additionally, the sewing method for attaching the selectively deployable material to the baseball cap provides a comfortable fit and feel to the wearer whether the material is concealed under the cap or deployed from the rear of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JKB Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: James Joseph Buri
  • Patent number: 10338394
    Abstract: A wearable electronic apparatus is provided. The wearable electronic apparatus includes: a head-mounted headphone having two sound generators and an elastic headband connected to the two sound generators; a display assembly having two end parts and a central part located between the two end parts; and two connecting mechanisms. Each of the two connecting mechanisms is connected to one of the two sound generators corresponding to the connecting mechanism and connected to one of the two end parts of the display assembly corresponding to the connecting mechanism, so that the end part of the display assembly is configured to deflect with respect to the sound generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Songling Yang, Chao Jiang, Songya Chen, Zihong Liu
  • Patent number: 10321731
    Abstract: An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. The eye protector also includes an optically clear dry mount adhesive layer attaching the stack to the lens. The dry mount adhesive may be self-wetting to attach the stack to the lens so that air between the stack and the lens can be removed after the stack is attached and/or adhered to the lens, for example, by applying pressure across the surface of the stack. The refractive indices of the lens, the dry mount adhesive, and each removable layer are matched to within about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10292448
    Abstract: A catcher's mask comprises a two-piece plastic shell composed of a rigid front shell and a rigid rear shell. The front and rear shells are connected by a strap harness attached to the front shell and have padding assemblies. The front shell has ventilation holes including ear holes positioned over the wearer's ears and a full jaw protector integrally formed as part of front shell. A wire faceguard is removably attached to the front shell extending over the ear holes. A top upper member of the faceguard comprises a center bar part, a left side bar part bent upwardly with respect to the center bar part to form a left eyebrow area, and a right side bar part bent upwardly with respect to the center bar part to form a right eyebrow area. The rear shell has a concave padding assembly comprised of a concave TPU shock absorbing layer, and a nested concave comfort layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KRANOS IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cortney Warmouth, Louis Anthony VanHoutin, Vincent R. Long, Dan Meyer
  • Patent number: 10258099
    Abstract: A helmet and goggle strap clip combination includes a helmet body with an outer shell having an opening in a surface. The goggle strap clip includes a clip body, a resilient leg extending in a first direction with a foot at an end of the leg. The foot includes a foot body, an outer side facing away from the helmet body and an inner side facing the helmet body, a cover extends from the foot body in the first direction, a support fin extending from the foot body in a second direction, opposite the first direction. The cover overlaps the outer shell by a side edge, the support fin is positioned inside of and engaging the outer shell by a second side edge, and the clip body is in direct contact with the outer shell separate from the leg and its foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Musal
  • Patent number: 10226095
    Abstract: An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. The eye protector also includes an optically clear dry mount adhesive layer attaching the stack to the lens. The dry mount adhesive may be self-wetting to attach the stack to the lens so that air between the stack and the lens can be removed after the stack is attached and/or adhered to the lens, for example, by applying pressure across the surface of the stack. The refractive indices of the lens, the dry mount adhesive, and each removable layer are matched to within about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10188165
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and devices for positioning spectacles. The headgear has a first extending portion configured to extend under a chin, a second extending portion configured for extending about a forward portion of a head, and a third extending portion configured for extending about a reward portion of the head. A first opening is in the second extending portion or third extending portion and a second opening is in the second extending portion or third extending portion. The first opening is to receive a first eyeglass temple on a first side of the head and the second opening is configured and disposed to receive a second eyeglass temple on a second side of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Saul D Moreno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10076149
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods, etc., that provide, in certain aspects, a two-point, adjustable, partially pliable, and releasable tensioning suspension that supports an anti-blunt-force frame connected to a protective helmet. The protective devices herein can be, for example, “sport-level” and “military/law enforcement-level.” The anti-blunt-force frame is positioned and balanced on the wearer's face by an impact absorbing face padding system, including a chin strap, cup or pad comprised of an impact protection material. Thus, in one aspect, the present devices, systems, methods, etc., include an adjustable facial protection system for a human comprising a crescent-shaped face protection element configured to withstand blunt force impact and a ballistic material element to prevent the penetration of ballistic and fragmentation projectiles at various force levels to meet different ballistic hazards. The systems can also include a protective helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Eye Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Ross, Aaron Taylor, Chris Randolph Dawson, Joshua Robert Gallegos
  • Patent number: 10070678
    Abstract: An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. The eye protector also includes an optically clear dry mount adhesive layer attaching the stack to the lens. The dry mount adhesive may be self-wetting to attach the stack to the lens so that air between the stack and the lens can be removed after the stack is attached and/or adhered to the lens, for example, by applying pressure across the surface of the stack. The refractive indices of the lens, the dry mount adhesive, and each removable layer are matched to within about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10051912
    Abstract: One or more tuning elements may be associated with a receiver, such as a pocket or other channel, disposed on an item of footwear, such as a snowboarding boot. The receiver adjustably receives the tuning element. The adjustable arrangement of the tuning element and receiver allows the intended user of the item of footwear to tune the item for performance, comfort, cosmetic, or other characteristics. In certain embodiments, the tuning elements are removably associated with a boot to allow for flex control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Vans, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin S. Darden, Tristan Modena
  • Patent number: 10048509
    Abstract: An eyeshield assembly configured to couple to a brim of a head covering includes a pivot arm with a latch surface. The pivot arm is configured to move between a latched position, when the eyeshield assembly is in a use position, and a released position, when the eyeshield assembly is in a non-use position. The eyeshield assembly also includes a latch arm with a distal end configured to receive the latch surface of the pivot arm when the pivot arm is in the latched position. Additionally, the eyeshield assembly includes a hinge assembly operably coupled to the pivot arm and including a biasing element. The biasing element is configured to pivot the pivot arm relative to the latch arm to move the pivot arm from the latched position to the released position without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VEYES, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Repko
  • Patent number: 10039335
    Abstract: A motorsport helmet includes a shell having a lower edge, a liner extending along an interior of the shell, and a support portion coupled to the shell and extending between the shell and the liner adjacent the lower edge. In some configurations, when the helmet is positioned on a DOT Standard No. 218 test head form, a portion of the lower edge is above the test line and a portion of the lower edge is below the test line, and the support portion extends from the portion of the lower edge that is above the test line to a location below the test line. The helmet may also include a muzzle adapted to cover the mouth and chin area of a wearer, and a magnetic coupling assembly releasably coupling the muzzle to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Cram
  • Patent number: 9993044
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an outer shell is described. The outer shell is rotatable around an internal framework coupled with the outer shell. A guide track is also disclosed such that the guide track is coupled with an outer shell. Also, an eye shield is disclosed such that the eye shield may deploy out of and retract into the guide track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Adolfo Nava Garcia
  • Patent number: 9987450
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame having a channel and a cushioning element including a clip portion adapted for interference seal and retention in the channel. The cushioning element includes an interfacing portion constructed from foam and having a wider width than the clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Renee Frances Doherty, Scott Alexander Howard, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Fiona Catherine Carroll, David Mark Gilliver, Brett Thomas Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9968151
    Abstract: A transport hood protects conveying personnel from exposure to blood and body fluids of a detainee and avoids discomfort and breathing difficulty to the detainee if the blood and body fluids accumulate and are retained within the transport hood. The transport hood includes a top portion made of an open mesh material that is positioned over the head of the detainee to below the eyes of the detainee. A bottom portion made of a breathable material impervious to the blood and body fluids of the detainee is joined to the top portion below the eyes of the detainee and extends downwardly to below the chin of the detainee. The bottom portion has a plurality of perforations formed through the breathable material that allow the blood and body fluids issued by the detainee to drain from the bottom portion of the transport hood under the influence of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Cominsky
  • Patent number: 9956118
    Abstract: A tool communication adapter system is provided. One exemplary system described herein includes a tool communication adapter having an adapter body including first and second mechanical attachment ends, a first electrical connector proximate the first mechanical attachment end and a second electrical connector proximate the second mechanical attachment end, a first supply channel having an opening extending through the body between the first and second mechanical attachment ends, and including a first supply channel connector at the first attachment end and a second supply channel connector at the second mechanical attachment end, and a control unit in communication with the first and second electrical connectors. The control unit is configured to provide a filter command signal to a protective filter in response to a signal received at the first electrical connector. An exemplary tool communication adapter thus allows communication between a tool and personal protective equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Mats U. Sernfalt
  • Patent number: 9901842
    Abstract: A toy building set comprising at least a first building element having a ball (5,10) arranged on a connecting rod on each element, and a second building element having a socket (6) arranged and adapted for receiving said ball in order to form an articulated ball and socket joint. According to the invention the building set also comprises at least one third building element having a second type of socket (9) being adapted for receiving said ball on the first building element in order to provide a snap connection between the second type of socket and the ball, and where the first building element and the third building element comprises positioning means adapted for engaging with each other when the ball (5) is received in the second type of socket (9), so as to hold the third building element in a fixed position with respect to the first building element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Christoph Rõttjer, Cerim Manovi, Christoffer Raundahl
  • Patent number: 9895592
    Abstract: A baseball or softball protective facial mask worn like a pair of sunglasses or glasses without the inconvenience of straps. The protective facial mask having a protective frame assembly encompassing a wearer's face to reduce facial injuries. A set of ear extension components coupled to the protective frame assembly extend over or around a wearer's ears. The ear extension components having a non-slip silicon material to hold said protective facial mask in place to a wearer's head. A set of ear padding implements is disposed on an inner area of said ear extension components to dampen any force focused towards the wearer's ears. A nose bridge having a non-slip rubberized material helps support a weight of the protective facial mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Allen Emard
  • Patent number: 9894952
    Abstract: A face shield attachment for a hat brim is removably attached to a hat, such as for example a common baseball cap. The face shield pivots upward in order to temporarily remove it from in front of a wearer. The invention includes two side shields, or lateral shields, to which the face shield may be pivotally attached. The upper edge of the side shields are attached to the sides of a brim of a hat using fasteners such as clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur Hayes
  • Patent number: 9883734
    Abstract: A holding device for a mobile digital multimedia terminal having a holding arm and a fastening device at a first end of the holding arm for fastening to a headgear so that the holding arm extends from the headgear towards a front in the direction of view of a user. A holder for the multimedia terminal is arranged at the second end of the holding arm that is adjustable in reference to the holding arm such that the graphic display is essentially locatable in the middle of a view field. A clamping element with a clamping structure and a counterpart to the clamping element are provided in proximity to the first end to connect the clamping element in a detachable fashion to the holding arm and to fix the holding device in a detachable fashion with the first end of the holding arm in the proximity of the clamping structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: headflat GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Keune
  • Patent number: 9848667
    Abstract: An article of headgear that has a head-covering article, a lens moveably attached to the head-covering article, and a seal attached to the lens, the seal comprising a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material, the first polymeric material having a greater tensile modulus than the second material. In an exemplary embodiment, the lens is moveable from a first, lowered position to a second, raised position, and when in the first, lowered position, the seal sealingly engages the head-covering article. In some embodiments, the tensile modulus of the first polymeric material is at least about 5× greater or even about 10× greater than the tensile modulus of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Brace, Sean R. Kilmer, Alan J. Solyntjes, Steven W. Stavos
  • Patent number: 9839252
    Abstract: A visor system for a protective sport helmet wearable on a head of a user is provided. The visor system comprises a visor for protecting at least part of a face of the user. The visor is transparent and comprises left and right connectors. The visor system also comprises left and right visor supports for supporting the visor on left and right sides of the protective sport helmet. The left and right connectors of the visor are toollessly connectable to and toollessly disconnectable from the left and right visor supports to allow the user to toollessly connect the visor to the left and right visor supports and toollessly disconnect the visor from the left and right visor supports. The visor system may be configured to define an open gap from a top edge of the visor to the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Thierry Krick, David Rudd, Charles-Antoine Desrochers
  • Patent number: 9814622
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for attaching a bump cap to a welding headgear. The system includes a bump cap, and an attachment member. The attachment member is configured to attach the bump cap to a welding headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Eric Sommers
  • Patent number: 9756887
    Abstract: A headgear including both a cap crown assembly that can be tucked inside-out and a brim assembly that can be rotated to reverse the headgear without requiring the brim assembly from being completely detached from the cap assembly. The brim assembly includes a spring-loaded pin that allows the visor assembly to rotate 360 degrees until the desired positioning is achieved. A reinforcement assembly maintains the structural integrity of the headgear when the brim is separated from the cap crown assembly during the reversal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Dak Lucio
  • Patent number: 9629746
    Abstract: A therapeutic compress system for treatment of a body part. For treatment of the eye region, the compress system comprises a deformable frame that is disposable upon the eye region and includes a first frame section joined to a second frame section at a central bridge. A gel pack is removably joined to the frame and comprises a gelatinous material contained in a pouch. A V-strap assembly may be required for securing the gel pack and frame to the eye user in a manner that optimizes pressure of the gel pack on the eye region and comfort of the user. The compress system may include a gel impressor that is inwardly deformable so as to contact portions of the gel pack with the nasal corners of the eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Seth Biser
  • Patent number: 9622528
    Abstract: An improved ball cap (10, 40, 102) is provided having a head-receiving dome (13, 42) and a forwardly extending bill (20, 44, 104). The bill (20, 44, 104) is equipped with at least one eyeglass-retaining slot (36, 50, 52) sized and configured to receive the lower margins of lenses (30) forming a part of eyeglasses (28); the slot (36, 50, 52) may be designed to prevent substantial through-passage of the lenses (30) through the slot (36, 50,52). The slots (36, 50, 52) may be equipped with retainer structure (38, 46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Steven G. Pitts, Cary D. Pitts
  • Patent number: 9625724
    Abstract: A head mounted device includes a helmet with a guide, a lens frame, at least one display surface mounted to the lens frame. The guide extends from a cavity of the helmet. The lens frame is moveably connected to the guide and moves along an axis of the guide between a first position within the cavity of the helmet and a second position outside the cavity of the helmet. The display surface is transparent and configured to display augmented reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait, Christopher Broaddus, Timotheos Leahy, Christopher Michaels Garcia
  • Patent number: 9610488
    Abstract: A breathing aid attachment for swimming includes at least one first part for fixing the device to the head of a swimmer and a second part including a first substantially planar surface defined between a first edge and a second edge, the edges extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the transverse plane of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: EPTEO
    Inventor: Laurent Clisson
  • Patent number: 9578918
    Abstract: A portable brim can be securely attached to and operate with various helmets such as bicycle, skateboarding, snow sport, mountain/rock climbing, equestrian, and paddlesport helmets as well as hard hats used in construction, utility maintenance, material moving, dock loading, and airport baggage handling, to give the wearer shade and protection from the sun. The brim apparatus includes a center section having a size for fitting about a circumference of the sports helmet and a visor outwardly or radially extending from the center section. In one brim apparatus the center section features a stop surface that opposes an upper surface of the visor when the apparatus is affixed to the headgear such that the visor is prohibited from flipping upwards or sliding down or coming off during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BRYAN FAMILY ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Teresa A. Bryan, John E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 9565884
    Abstract: Apparatus for holding an article against a fabric panel, for instance on an article of clothing, including a base having a top side and a generally planar bottom side, a plurality of fabric penetrating elements extending from the bottom side, and a resilient retaining loop disposed on the top side, the resilient loop having an article engaging through slot configured to accept and releasably capture an elongate element of an article inserted through the through slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BLOB PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Karl A. Grame, Arthur L. Cohen, Robert L. Fullerton
  • Patent number: 9545125
    Abstract: The present invention is a magnetic segmented sport equipment for reducing the impact force on sport equipment using deployable segments. The magnetic segmented sport equipment has a body defining a recess, and a panel movable within the recess. The body and the recess each have magnetic elements associated therewith, with similar pole orientation. The panel has magnetic elements that are aligned with the magnetic elements of in the recess. A biasing element is located in the recess which provides a spring force against the panel. The panel is retained in the recess by an attraction force between the panel magnetic elements and the recess magnetic elements, which is greater than the spring force. The attraction and spring forces are configured so that the spring force is greater than the attraction force when an additional force in the direction of the spring force is combined with the spring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Sebastian Yoon, David A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9526290
    Abstract: An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers. The eye protector also includes an optically clear dry mount adhesive layer attaching the stack to the lens. The dry mount adhesive may be self-wetting to attach the stack to the lens so that air between the stack and the lens can be removed after the stack is attached and/or adhered to the lens, for example, by applying pressure across the surface of the stack. The refractive indices of the lens, the dry mount adhesive, and each removable layer are matched to within about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9516911
    Abstract: An interchangeable accessory system for hardhats is disclosed which includes two accessory interchange assemblies that permit accessories such as face shields and welding shields to be attached to and removed from a hardhat while the hardhat remains on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Happel, Jessica P. Tebbe, Lowell Seal
  • Patent number: 9498015
    Abstract: A visor configured for engagement to a riding helmet for horseback riders in an as-used position. The visor has an extra long frontal bill which extends around the helmet to side portions. The bill protects the eyes and most of the rider's face from sun and the sides protect the ears and side of the face. An elastic band provides a biased engagement to a helmet and optional vent apertures and retainment clips are employable to hold the device to a helmet more securely in high wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Heivi Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9491979
    Abstract: A balaclava designed for covering a wearer's head and at least part of their neck has a face opening, and a removable, face conforming mask is releasably securable to the balaclava to cover part of the face opening corresponding to the part of a wearer's face below the eyes. The mask is designed to conform to the general contours of a wearer's lower face including the nose and mouth region, and has appropriate openings for breathing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BALBOA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9491980
    Abstract: A latching mechanism including a pedestal provided with a first hole on the surface, a second member provided with a second hole opened at a position overlapping with the first hole, and a fastening member whose one end part is inserted into and pulled from the first hole through the second hole, so that the second member is engaged with the pedestal in an attachable and detachable manner. In the mechanism, the fastening member is inserted through the second hole into the first hole and then rotated such that an outer shape of the one end part intersects with one of the first hole and the second hole so that the second member is mounted onto the pedestal, and then it is rotated further or reversely so that the second member is separated from the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SHOEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Wako
  • Patent number: 9486030
    Abstract: An audio pouch is provided that secures an earpiece of a headphone assembly adjacent to the user's ear when worn. The audio pouch includes an inner panel and an outer panel that sandwich an earpiece of the headphone assembly therebetween, such that the earpiece is disposed adjacent to the user's ear when worn. The audio pouch includes attachments that retain helmet straps. The audio pouch is particularly effective with protective helmets having Y-straps extending from the helmet for attaching chinstrap thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Ketchum Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Krissman, Michael Mathe
  • Patent number: 9476442
    Abstract: A retaining member for mounting an anti-fog sheet to a shield. According to some aspects, a main shaft of the retaining member, which is rotatably fitted into a support hole of the shield and has a head portion abuting against an outer face of the shield, has an elastic deformation part so as to absorb a load which comes from both the shield and the anti-fog sheet, and which acts on the retaining member by deforming the elastic deformation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Shoei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michihiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9452085
    Abstract: A device for moving and maintaining apart from a face an eye protection mask with an elastic headband when the device is worn on a helmet, the device being configured to be placed between the elastic headband and the helmet, the device including two symmetrical elements each including a flap jointed on a support through an axis and provided with a lever allowing actuation of the flap, the flap being movable in rotation around the axis between a first position towards the front of the helmet with regards to the axis and a second position towards the back of the helmet with regards to the axis, where the flap is maintaining the eye protection mask apart from a face in the second position, and where the lever is in abutment against the mask in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AIRFLAPS
    Inventor: Serge Gisquiere
  • Patent number: 9408430
    Abstract: A screen for a safety helmet, including a principal part having at least one wing with at least one linkage piece mounted thereto, where the linkage piece includes: a first arrangement for connecting the screen to the shell and configured to facilitate pivoting of the at least one linkage piece relative to the shell, such that the screen is moveable between a low position, in which the screen is substantially covering the face opening, and a high position, in which the face opening is substantially clear; and a second arrangement for connecting to the at least one wing and configured to facilitate the pivoting of the principal part relative to the at least one linkage piece; wherein the principal part is moveable relative to the at least one linkage piece between a position substantially away from and a position substantially close to the face opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MSA Production France
    Inventors: Louis Guay, Pascal Michel
  • Patent number: 9398981
    Abstract: Goggles include a strap, a frame, at least one lens, and first and second connectors. The strap has opposite strap free ends. The frame has a lateral center and opposite lateral end portions. Each connector has a base portion for connecting to the opposite lateral end portion of the frame, and a strap-mounting portion for connecting to the opposite strap free end of the strap. Each strap-mounting portion has a strap connecting end where the strap meets the strap-mounting portion. Each of the first and second connectors have a first orientation for helmet-less usage and a second orientation for helmet usage. The strap connecting end of each connector is located a greater distance from the lateral center of the frame when the connector is in a second orientation than when in the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Revision Military Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominique Croteau
  • Patent number: 9398780
    Abstract: A shower cap including a piece of fabric formed into a generally hemispherical shape having a peripheral edge and defining a cavity shaped to receive a portion of the user's head therein. The piece of fabric may be formed from two separate pieces of fabric that are secured together. An elastic member is positioned adjacent only part of the peripheral edge of the piece of fabric and a remaining section of the peripheral edge is free of the elastic member. The piece of fabric is shaped to include an annular band that has a wider section positionable adjacent the user's forehead. The elastic member does not extend into this wider section and consequently this section is able to lay flat against the user's forehead. The exterior of the cap is fabricated from waterproof or water-resistant material and a soft, water-absorbent layer may line at least the band of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Zuly Matallana
  • Patent number: 9398782
    Abstract: An aerodynamic bicycle helmet for decreasing coefficient of drag when a head of a rider is in a down position is disclosed. The helmet may comprise a cushion with a concave cavity for receiving the head of the rider; a strap attached to the cushion for maintaining the cushion on the head of rider in the event of a crash; an exterior shell disposed over the cushion, the exterior shell having a leading portion with a spherical or a parabolic configuration, the leading portion positioned on a top portion of the head of the rider when the helmet is worn by the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Felt Racing, LLC
    Inventor: James Michael Felt