Hat Or Cap Attachments Patents (Class 2/10)
  • Patent number: 11864603
    Abstract: A visor and protective face shield apparatus having a transparent or non-transparent visor and a transparent face shield. The visor and face shield can be assembled from separate components or from a unitary blank using improved tabs and slots such that the face shield is supported by the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: OP-D-OP, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Landis
  • Patent number: 11844386
    Abstract: A hat with an adjustable visor includes a shell disposed on a user's head, an upper visor coupled to the shell and having a plurality of elongated slots, each elongated slot having a pair of rails extending along opposing side walls of the elongated slot, and a lower visor slidably mounted to the upper visor and having a plurality of tab assemblies, each tab assembly slidably mounted to the pair of rails of one of the plurality of elongated slots in the upper visor. The lower visor slidably adjusts relative to the shell to enable the plurality of tab assemblies of the lower visor to traverse the pairs of rails in the plurality of elongated slots of the upper visor, thereby extending the lower visor beyond the upper visor in an extended position or retracting the lower visor to align with the upper visor in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Steven Luis Armendariz
  • Patent number: 11844382
    Abstract: An automated face shield assembly includes a band that is wearable around a user's head. A pair of actuators is coupled to the band and a face shield is coupled to the pair of actuators. The face shield covers the user's face when the actuators are actuated into a first condition. The face shield exposes the user's face when the actuators are actuated into a second condition. Moreover, the face shield is comprised of a fluid impermeable material to inhibit airborne transmission of infectious diseases between the user and another person. A pair of motion sensors is each coupled to a respective one of the actuators. The actuators are actuated into the first condition when the motion sensors sense motion to cover the user's face when the person approaches the user. Additionally, the actuators are actuated into the second condition when the motion sensors do not sense motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Nazar Ali
  • Patent number: 11839256
    Abstract: A ventilated helmet is provided. The helmet includes a shell defining a cavity, the shell having a front section provided with an opening to allow the wearer to see. The helmet also includes a transparent shield adapted having an inner surface and being adapted to substantially close the opening. Finally, the helmet includes a ventilation system having an evacuation subsystem adapted to create an evacuation airflow to evacuate humid air within the cavity to a surrounding environment. The ventilation system further has a pressurizing subsystem adapted to admit a pressurizing airflow within the cavity to create a high-pressure zone and a low-pressure zone within the cavity, wherein when in use, the wearer exhales air within the low-pressure zone, and wherein the high-pressure zone prevents air within the cavity from travelling from the low-pressure zone to the high-pressure zone. A method of evacuating humid air from the cavity is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: KIMPEX INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouchard Fortin, Robert Handfield, Jean-Simon Lévesque, Étienne Gilbert, Hachimi Fellouah, Marouen Dghim
  • Patent number: 11805835
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hat which can prevent a golfer's head-up occurring in an actual swing during swing practice or a golf round, and can prevent surroundings causing a hindrance to the swing from coming into the golfer's view so as to enable the golfer to stably swing, so that the golfer can accurately hit a golf ball and increase a driving distance, and can have an excellent shot feeling. The present invention comprises: a holding hole formed in a brim protruding forward from and connected to the cap of a hat; and a gaze-holding member which is fitted in the holding hole, so as to allow the direction of a user's gaze to coincide with a ball and thus enable the user to perform a follow-through action while gazing at the ball until the moment of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Doo Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11744313
    Abstract: A protective helmet including a visor attached to the external sides of the helmet shell. The shell includes substantially flat mount surfaces on each side which correspond with substantially flat portions on the respective ends of the visor. A fastener hole on the shell aligns with an access hole on the visor so that the two elements can be releasably fastened. The access hole provides space for a fastener to protrude out from the surface of the shell, allowing the visor to sit flush against the shell when fastened together. The helmet may include chin straps which are attached to the inner surface of the shell. The helmet may also include a catch strip on the front of the visor which protrudes from the visor such that it can prevent a cloth helmet cover (sometimes used in games such as Roller Derby) from easily sliding off the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CONCRETE DISTRIBUTION, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Andrew McCashin, Christopher Michael Terins
  • Patent number: 11659875
    Abstract: A face covering hat assembly for includes a hat for wearing on a user's head. The hat has a head portion and a flap that is coupled to the head portion. The flap is positionable in an exposing position having the head portion is exposed. A mask is provided for wearing on a user's face such that the mask covers the user's mouth and the user's nose. The mask is storable between the flap and the head portion of the hat when the mask in not is worn. A pair of first straps is each coupled to the mask and each of the first straps is releasably matable to the flap. A pair of second straps is each coupled to the mask and each of the second straps is extendable around then user's neck when the mask is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Chris Hugenberg, Amy Hugenberg
  • Patent number: 11627775
    Abstract: A rain guard for headwear is configured to removably attach to a leading edge of a brim for the headwear. The rain guard creates a channel for collected water on the brim of the headwear to be diverted to either side of the headwear as opposed to directly in front of a wearer's line of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Joseph Devine
  • Patent number: 11617408
    Abstract: A pivoting shield assembly for hats is revealed. The pivoting shield assembly includes mounting slots arranged at two sides of a hat, a pivot base mounted to each mounting slot, a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod each of which having one end pivotally connected to the pivot base and the other end pivotally mounted to a shield, and a pathway groove disposed on an inner side of the first connecting rod. The pivot base includes an elastic locking piece which is mounted and moveable in the pathway groove correspondingly. Thereby lifting up and pulling down of the shield are more precise and having different stages. The pivoting shield assembly for hats is practical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Chien-Hung Lu
  • Patent number: 11590028
    Abstract: A visor that can be removably attached to a variety of field masks, including those used in softball and baseball and other sports, to protect the user from weather elements and minimize sun damage while not affecting play and withstanding movement. In some embodiments, the visor may include a curvilinear base having at least one recess. The visor may additionally include a brim attached to, or formed with, the base. The visor may further include a fastener received in the at least one recess, where the fastener is configured to secure the visor to the field mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Z2D LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Hayes, Leslie Hayes
  • Patent number: 11564436
    Abstract: An exemplary accessory mount for securing an accessory to a helmet includes a body, a moveable arm, and a hinge portion. The body has a top, bottom, and first and second sides. A fixed tab extends from the bottom of the body and a moveable tab extends from a top of the moveable arm. The hinge portion hingeably attaches the moveable arm to the top of the body proximate one of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Adam John Lauser, Jr., Jon Adlard Hauserman, Ron Szalkowski
  • Patent number: 11470906
    Abstract: A protective helmet (1), including a shell (2), a cap (3) attached in the shell (2), and a movable face shield (4) attached to the shell (2) by at least one assembly arrangement, which includes: a rod (40) connected to the shell (2) in an articulated manner about a first substantially transverse axis (51) and a second substantially transverse axis (52); and a rail (55) positioned on the shield (4) and having at least one guide surface (59) that operates with at least one element (56, 58a, 58b) to guide the movement of the face shield (4) between a lowered and raised position and along, but spaced from, the shell (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MSA Production France
    Inventors: Gilles Basson, Clément Tuffery
  • Patent number: 11464483
    Abstract: An overlay system can include a substantially planar overlay base including a top side. The base can define a handle receptacle, for instance at a first end of the base. The handle receptacle can include a handle capture section optionally having a tapered profile. A centrally located elongated guide can extend longitudinally along the top side of the base to guide translational movement of the ultrasound probe holder along a longitudinal axis of the base. A handle can be configured to be attached and detached, by a user, with the handle receptacle of the base. The handle can define a channel optionally having a wedge profile. The wedge profile of the handle can correspond to the tapered profile of the handle receptacle. Engagement of the channel to the capture section of the handle receptacle can attach the handle to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Elekta Limited
    Inventors: Marc Hoffman-Zukowski, Daniel Lodu
  • Patent number: 11452327
    Abstract: A safety helmet includes an outer shell having a front receptacle disposed on a front side of the outer shell and a rear receptacle disposed on a rear side of the outer shell. A first accessory device having a first mating receptacle formed thereon is releasably mountable onto each of the front receptacle or the rear receptacle of the outer shell, and a second accessory device having a second mating receptacle formed thereon is releasably mountable onto each of the front receptacle or the rear receptacle of the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Shantanu Deshpande, Kingston Wong
  • Patent number: 11425953
    Abstract: A face shield comprising: a shield having a perforation that receives a brim of a baseball cap, and a pair of tabs extending from the shield that engage opposing sides of an inner portion of the baseball cap. Each tab may include a projection extending away from the base, and the projection may be inserted into a sweatband within the baseball cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: EXTANG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brent Lorenz Rose
  • Patent number: 11399581
    Abstract: A protective shield for use with headgear includes a unitary panel having a protective portion including opposing first and surfaces The unitary panel additionally includes at least one lateral tab connectable to the headgear. The protective portion is sized to extend over the face of a user when the at least one lateral tab is connected to the headgear and the headgear is worn on the user's head. The unitary panel is selectively connectable to the headgear in at least one of a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the at least one lateral tab is connected to the headgear such that the first surface assumes a convex configuration and faces away from the user. In the second configuration, the at least one lateral tab is connected to the headgear such that the first surface assumes a concave configuration and faces toward from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart E. Wilson, Tonya L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11375765
    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: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Bryan Family Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Teresa A. Bryan, John E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 11369154
    Abstract: Disclosed here is an extended use mask hat. The principal components are a hat member, a mask member and an attachment means. Under conditions where there is no desire for protection, the mask member can be easily stored against the interior surface of the hat member. When there is a desire for protection, the mask member can be easily and quickly donned. The service period of the mask hat is extendable by washing. Several technological problems are overcome, including, individual and community protection from the airborne spread of infectious disease in a manner that is effective, not noxious to human sensibility and not overly bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Alexander Luis Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11324273
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a safety helmet for protecting the human head against repetitive impacts, moderate impacts and severe impacts so as to significantly reduce the likelihood of both translational and rotational brain injury and concussions can be provided. The helmet can include an outer shell, an omnidirectional liner disposed within and coupled to the outer shell and configured to move relative to the outer shell, and a chinstrap coupled to the omnidirectional liner. The chinstrap coupled to the omnidirectional liner can hold a wearer's head to the omnidirectional liner and prevent the chinstrap from applying forces to the wearer while omnidirectional liner moves relative to outer shell. Other embodiments may include a chinguard with a movable chincup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: 6D HELMETS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Weber, Robert Daniel Reisinger
  • Patent number: 11278075
    Abstract: Headwear with airflow visor. The headwear includes a crown with a head receiving portion configured to be receivable on a head of a user. A sweatband extends along at least a portion of an inner edge of the head receiving portion of the crown. A brim or visor extends outwardly from a lower edge of the crown adjacent the sweatband. A plurality of vent channels through the brim permit and encourage passage of air from above the brim, through the brim, toward the sweatband and toward a forehead of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: OUTDOOR CAP CO., INC.
    Inventors: Michele Wood, Alyssa Graves, Jeremy Jackson
  • Patent number: 11278067
    Abstract: A face protector for reducing the transmission of pathogens (including but not limited to viruses such as COVID-19) between individuals, along with methods of making and using the same, are generally provided herein. More specifically embodiments of face protectors that are configured to be supported by the bill of a hat, visor, or other headgear are disclosed, wherein the face protector provides a physical barrier separating the wearer's face from the environment. Embodiments include side panels to provide additional protection and/or wings to provide additional support. Fasteners may be used with embodiments to secure the face protector to the brim or headgear. Radiation (such as ultraviolet light) may be used to sanitize air as it moves past the edge of the face protector. An embodiment includes a projection configured to cover the bill of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Brown, II, Daniel Patrick Brown, III
  • Patent number: 11275257
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include an integrated eyewear and headgear system, including retrofitting existing headgear and eyewear, allowing the eyewear to remain attached, affixed to, or connected with headgear while not in use (not covering the eyes), as well as when in use (covering the eyes). A headgear and eyewear system may comprise eyewear configured to be worn on the face of a user; headgear configured to be worn on the head of the user; and at least one retaining mechanism configured to attach the eyewear to the headgear, wherein the eyewear comprises a first position in front of the user's eyes, wherein the eyewear comprises a second position upon the headgear and not in front of the user's eyes, and wherein the retaining mechanism is configured to retain the eyewear with respect to the headgear in at least one of the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew W. Lowe
  • Patent number: 11266194
    Abstract: A brim shade has a shade element, a clip, and a hinge that joins the shade element and the clip to make the brim shade. The shade element and the hinge combine to create a shade that does not allow the light to get past the brim shade. The brim shade can be adjusted through 360 degree rotation and along the side of a hat to provide protection to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: James E. Danko
  • Patent number: 11259579
    Abstract: A face shield and head covering combination is provided. The head covering comprises a body and an attachment element. The body defines a head opening configured to receive a user's head therethrough. The attachment element is coupled to the body and configured to couple to a face shield positionable on the user's face. The attachment element is configured to transition between a first position on the body and a second position on the body, wherein the second position is spaced from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Powell
  • Patent number: 11247115
    Abstract: A protective system including: a protective suit capable of withstanding the force of an impact without tearing, the protective suit including: a head portion; a neck portion connected to the head portion; a torso portion connected to the neck portion; a fluid bladder formed in at least two of the head portion, neck portion and torso portion, the fluid bladder containing a fluid; and an alert indicator for indicating when the force of an impact on the fluid bladder exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sports Medicine Sciences, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Blecher
  • Patent number: 11243417
    Abstract: An article of personal protective equipment (PPE) for covering a wearer's face when wearing loupes and/or a light mounted to an eyeglass frame, the apparatus including a set of adapters, each adapter mounted or configured for mounting to an eyeglass frame, wherein each adapter has an outward extending protrusion; and a transparent face shield with opposing sidewalls joined by a convex front with upper and lower portions angled inward to cover the wearer's face when wearing the loupes and/or light, each sidewall configured to engage one of the protrusions to align an apex of the convex with the loupes and/or light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Keith E. Kubischta, Karen M. Kubischta
  • Patent number: 11213089
    Abstract: A protective helmet has an outer shell, a protection shield movable relative to the outer shell between a deployed position and a stowed position, and a linkage mechanism for connecting the protection shield to the outer shell and permitting movement of the protection shield between the deployed and stowed positions. The linkage mechanism has a first link with a first end connected to the outer shell and a second end connected to the protection shield, a second link having a first end connected to the outer shell and a second end connected to the protection shield, and a biasing member having a first end connected to the first link and a second end connected to the second link. The second end of the biasing member moves between the first and second ends of the second link during movement of the protection shield between the deployed and stowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alexa Danielle Bohn, Daniel Martin Hehman
  • Patent number: 11206889
    Abstract: A safety hat assembly for enhancing safety and comfort of a user includes a hat that is selectively sizable to a head of a user and which has a brim coupled thereto. The hat is positionable on the head of the user with the brim extending over a forehead of the user. A pair of safety glasses is slidably engaged to the hat and is selectively positionable in a stowed configuration within the hat and a deployed configuration to protect eyes of the user. An earplug is engaged to and selectively extendible from the hat to allow insertion into a respective ear canal of the user to protect hearing of the user. A set of pads is engaged to and positioned within the hat to cushion the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Carl Samuel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11202482
    Abstract: A ventilated helmet is provided. The helmet includes a shell defining a cavity, the shell having a front section provided with an opening to allow the wearer to see. The helmet also includes a transparent shield adapted having an inner surface and being adapted to substantially close the opening. Finally, the helmet includes a ventilation system having an evacuation subsystem adapted to create an evacuation airflow to evacuate humid air within the cavity to a surrounding environment. The ventilation system further has a pressurizing subsystem adapted to admit a pressurizing airflow within the cavity to create a high-pressure zone and a low-pressure zone within the cavity, wherein when in use, the wearer exhales air within the low-pressure zone, and wherein the high-pressure zone prevents air within the cavity from travelling from the low-pressure zone to the high-pressure zone. A method of evacuating humid air from the cavity is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: KIMPEX INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouchard Fortin, Robert Handfield, Jean-Simon Lévesque, Étienne Gilbert, Hachimi Fellouah, Marouen Dghim
  • Patent number: 11197508
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a face shield capable of sliding onto a brim of a head covering. The face shield may have coatings providing anti-microbial protection, UV protection, fire protection, or combinations thereof. The face shield may be pre-designed for a specific head covering, or may be adaptable to take the correct shape upon mounting to the head covering. The face shield may also include a snap-on strip that is releasably connectable to a substantially transparent sheet of material forming the face shield and the snap-on strip may be configured to impart a shape to the substantially transparent sheet of material when connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Spellbound Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Joseph Votolato, Ryan Michael Burkes, Carlos David Reyes
  • Patent number: 11172724
    Abstract: A hat with a replaceable paracord chinstrap. A hat is provided that includes a removably attached paracord chinstrap. A chinstrap adjustment piece is attached to the hat and may be used to adjust the tightness around a wearer's chin. An instruction sheet is provided that includes instructions on how to attach the paracord chinstrap and adjustment piece and how to utilize the paracord chinstrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Grimm Niedermeyer
  • Patent number: 11172718
    Abstract: A wearable display device includes a wearing device, a linking-lever set, a bracket and an optical imaging device. The linking-lever set includes a first rod and a second rod, and the first rod is pivotally connected to the wearing device and the second rod, respectively. The bracket is fixedly connected to the optical imaging device, and is pivotally connected to the second rod of the at least one linking-lever set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chen, Yuan-Peng Yu, Wei-Jen Chang, Hung-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 11166514
    Abstract: A helmet/hood assembly includes a housing, a support ring subassembly configured to hold the assembly on a human head, a face shield, and a flexible hood attached to the housing and to the face shield, with the assembly being received, stored, used, and disposed as a single unit. The support ring subassembly pivots on the housing between a position suitable for shipping and storing the assembly and a position in which the assembly is worn. An accessory light powered by a battery may be held in place on the housing by magnetic attraction through the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mohammed A. Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 11147323
    Abstract: A protective shield is provided for use with headwear having a brim and wearable by a user. The protective shield includes an elongate suspension strap portion and a pair of attachment tabs engageable with the headwear and positioned such that the elongate suspension strap portion extends between the pair of attachment tabs. A protective portion is connected to the suspension strap portion and is configured to extend over the user's eyes, nose, and mouth when the protective shield is attached to the headwear. The suspension strap portion and the protective portion collectively define a slot sized to receive the brim of the headwear to facilitate engagement between the protective shield and the headwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11147331
    Abstract: A glasses/cap system for separably coupling glasses to a cap and for securing the glasses to the hat in either a usage orientation or a storage orientation. The coupling components mainly consisting of complementary magnets and ferromagnetic materials located in reciprocal parts of the glasses and cap alone or in combination with push type or bungee type connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Israel Rosario
  • Patent number: 11137611
    Abstract: A head mounted display mounting assembly for casual headwear is provided. The assembly comprises a resilient support band that is employed to secure a head-mounted display unit to a piece of casual headwear worn by a user. The head mounted display mounting assembly can be supported by pre-existing structures (e.g., sweat band) of a piece of casual headwear, and further supported and/or secured to temple regions of the casual headwear. Once seated within and secured to the piece of casual headwear, the head-mounted display unit can be secured to the head mounted display mounting assembly, providing a comfortable and integrated wearable experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: REALWEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 11134731
    Abstract: A garment having a protective hood joined to a collar at an attachment point above a neck seam on the collar, the protective hood having a perimeter defining a hood opening, a rigid, transparent visor attached to the protective hood at the perimeter such that the visor is configured to cover eyes during normal wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Kenneth Hussey, Bartosz Milczarczyk
  • Patent number: 11096440
    Abstract: A multifunctional lens assembly includes a functional transparent plate and a layered adhesive body. The functional transparent plate includes spaced apart through holes disposed in an outer peripheral region thereof. Each through hole extends through two opposite surfaces of the outer peripheral region. The layered adhesive body is attached to the functional transparent plate for adhering the functional transparent plate to a face shield of a mobile helmet. The layered adhesive body has a first layer 61 disposed on one of the two opposite surfaces of the outer peripheral region facing toward the face shield, and connection studs respectively extending through the through holes and integrally connecting the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Cheng-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 11083239
    Abstract: A visor system for a protective sport helmet (e.g., a hockey helmet) wearable on a head of a user (e.g., a hockey player) 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 when the left and right visor supports are supporting the visor on the left and right sides of the protective sport helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY LLC
    Inventors: Thierry Krick, David Rudd, Charles-Antoine Desrochers
  • Patent number: 11013287
    Abstract: A goggle retaining apparatus to secure a pair of goggles having a goggle strap to a helmet. The apparatus having a first and second retaining component affixed to the sides of the helmet at a position substantially in line with the goggle strap when the pair of goggles is placed over the eyes of a wearer. The retaining components have a base member being secured to the side of the helmet and a retaining member secured to the base member. The retaining member is configured to receive the goggle strap when the pair of goggles is placed over the eyes of the wearer. The retaining component is configured to engage the goggle strap when the pair of goggles is moved upward from the eyes of the wearer such that the rear portion of the goggle strap located to the rear of the retaining component remains at a position substantially in line with the position of the goggle strap when the pair of goggles is placed over the eyes of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ian John Daburn
  • Patent number: 10993495
    Abstract: A headwear apparatus is provided. The headwear apparatus including a cap configured to be worn on a head of a user, and a visor coupled to the cap, wherein at least a portion of the visor is transparent in at least one direction, and wherein the visor is configured to block a portion of ultraviolet (UV) rays from passing through the visor. The visor may be permanently affixed to the cap or may be removably coupled to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Matt Heller
  • Patent number: 10945480
    Abstract: A one-piece facemask in combination with a ball cap including a bill. The facemask includes a grid portion formed by a plurality of interconnected plastic segments with circular cross sections joined at substantially perpendicular angles. One of the segments forms an upper edge of the grid portion spanning from a distal left side of the grid portion to a distal right side of the grid portion. The facemask includes one plastic bar spanning the upper edge of the grid portion. The one plastic bar is unconnected to the upper edge of the grid portion between the distal left side of the upper edge of the grid portion and the distal right side of the upper edge of the upper edge of the grid portion to define an open slot between the elongated bar and the upper edge of the grid portion. The open slot receives the bill of the ball cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Romanski, Mark Barrett, Kirk Schultz
  • Patent number: 10932511
    Abstract: A sun screen apparatus which includes apparatus for mounting on the visor of a so-called baseball cap that includes a planar translucent member carried on the apparatus for mounting that allows movement of the planar member between horizontal and vertical positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Gary C Van Akin
  • Patent number: 10874159
    Abstract: A protective helmet includes a shell, which defines a bottom opening and an internal cavity for receiving the wearer's head. The shell further includes a brim with a central opening defined in the brim. An attachment mechanism for securing an accessory to the shell includes one or more openings defined through the brim on either side of the central opening, wherein each of the openings includes a larger diameter portion and a smaller diameter portion, which are separated by a detent. Each opening receives a respective boss of the accessory, which can be selectively advanced from the larger diameter portion to the small diameter portion of the opening. Furthermore, the attachment mechanism includes a slot defined in and along the edge of the shell, with the slot corresponding with the central opening defined in the brim, such that the slot is configured to receive a projection extending from the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: E.D. Bullard Company
    Inventors: Paul A. Kinzer, Travis J. Plumlee
  • Patent number: 10857035
    Abstract: The invention is directed to ski goggles having a frame with a frame back side directed toward the wearer's face during use. A frame front lies opposite the frame back side and a frame edge is directed laterally outward with an upper frame-edge portion. A goggle lens is supported by the frame and a retaining strap, during normal use, holds the ski goggles on the wearer's head. A spoiler can be releasably connected to the upper frame-edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision Italia S.p.A
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Patent number: 10827793
    Abstract: Headwear having a band portion for securing the headwear to a user's head, the band portion having a front section and a rear section, a base attached to and extending away from the front section of the band portion, and a brim movably coupled to the base, the brim moveable from a first position in which the brim functions as a sun shade, to a second position in which the brim is a face mask and/or glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Anna Lee
  • Patent number: 10820651
    Abstract: A hat with an adjustable visor includes a shell disposed on a user's head, an upper visor coupled to the shell and having a plurality of elongated slots, each elongated slot having a pair of rails extending along opposing side walls of the elongated slot, and a lower visor slidably mounted to the upper visor and having a plurality of tab assemblies, each tab assembly slidably mounted to the pair of rails of one of the plurality of elongated slots in the upper visor. The lower visor slidably adjusts relative to the shell to enable the plurality of tab assemblies of the lower visor to traverse the pairs of rails in the plurality of elongated slots of the upper visor, thereby extending the lower visor beyond the upper visor in an extended position or retracting the lower visor to align with the upper visor in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Luis Armendariz
  • Patent number: 10774986
    Abstract: A head mounted display mounting assembly for casual headwear is provided. The assembly comprises a resilient support band that is employed to secure a head-mounted display unit to a piece of casual headwear worn by a user. The head mounted display mounting assembly can be supported by pre-existing structures (e.g., sweat band) of a piece of casual headwear, and further supported and/or secured to temple regions of the casual headwear. Once seated within and secured to the piece of casual headwear, the head-mounted display unit can be secured to the head mounted display mounting assembly, providing a comfortable and integrated wearable experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: REALWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Kenneth Hepburn
  • Patent number: 10772374
    Abstract: A good fitting sensation of a lens unit is obtained by performing fine adjustment of the position and angle of the lens unit. A lens unit attachment mechanism includes a frame member supporting a pair of lenses, side frame members extending rearward of the lenses from left and right end portions of the frame member, an angle adjustment member coupled to the lens unit and having two rotation pivot points, and a position adjustment retention member retaining the angle adjustment member so as to allow extending and retracting. The lens unit attachment mechanism adjusts the position and angle of the lens unit flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHOEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Shida
  • Patent number: 10736782
    Abstract: A face protector for protecting a worker's eyes and face comprises an auto-darkening filter unit which in turn comprises a filter pane or ADF pane and an electronics unit driving the ADF pane, the electronics unit being configured to switch the ADF pane automatically from a transparent state to a darkened state. A hard shell unit comprises a shell carrying an ADF unit with the ADF and being shaped to protect a wearer's face, the shell being manufactured of a plastic material. A soft shell unit comprises a cap for protecting the crown of the wearer's head and a neck protector for protecting the wearer's neck, the soft shell unit being made of a combination of flexible fabric with support elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OPTREL HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Ramon Hofer Kraner, Daniel Iranyi, Leo Keller, Arno Lenzi, Tom Staubli, Uwe Werner