Hat Or Cap Attachments Patents (Class 2/10)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10729200
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tether system for use with a protective helmet worn by a user includes multiple tethers, each tether having a first end adapted to attach to a shell of the protective helmet and a second end adapted to attach to an article worn by the user, wherein the tethers limit movement of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dean Sicking, Blake Feltman, James T. Houston
  • Patent number: 10721986
    Abstract: An apparatus for a baseball hat or golf visor comprised of a main body, which is made up of a top and a bottom creating a ‘pocket’. An extensible visor is placed within the main body. A centrally located slot within the lower portion of the pocket, and a stabilizing tab within the visor allows the visor to be extended or retracted as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Leonardo German Prezioso
  • Patent number: 10702000
    Abstract: A hat with a variable brim. The wearer of the hat may select to wear a hat with a given brim length. The wearer may choose to extend the brim length by fastening a material, an extendable brim portion, to the original brim of the hat. In this manner, the hat wearer may adjust the brim length to satisfy the hat wearer's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: James Lee Hillie
  • Patent number: 10702417
    Abstract: A snow goggle structure having a strap is disclosed herein. It comprises a main body having two securing holes on two sides thereof, two fixed stands assembled to the two securing holes and each having an assembly hole, two connecting elements each having a connecting rod, an assembly part for inserting into the assembly hole of each of the two fixed stands, and an active casing; and two moving elements each having a slot, an axial part in the slot for pivotally connecting the active casing connected to the connecting rod, and a connecting part on a side surface thereof for connecting one end of a strap for fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Prohero Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pen-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10702003
    Abstract: In one aspect, a protective headwear is provided and includes a support member configured to engage a user's head, an outer shell coupled to the support member and rotatable relative to the support member between a first position and a second position, and a member coupled between the support member and the outer shell to reduce angular velocity of the outer shell as it moves from the first position to the second position. In one aspect, the protective headwear is a welding helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Nishank R. Patel, Eric T. Sommers, Kyle Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10694803
    Abstract: A unique attachment mechanism to connect a facemask to a helmet is described. This attachment mechanism uses a polymer urethane visco-elastic, or similar, material to absorb impact forces on the facemask to minimize injury for the person using the helmet. In some embodiments, a spring and bearing mechanism is used in conjunction with the polymer urethane visco-elastic material to further absorb forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Cincyguys, LLC
    Inventor: Braxton Neal
  • Patent number: 10675185
    Abstract: Removable goggle lens system including a sequentially-stacked set of lenses each of the lenses having a front-face, a back-face, a thickness, and a finger-tab. Each of the lenses are defined by the front-face, the back-face, the front-face, and the back-face separated by the thickness; and the finger-tab formed as an extension of the thickness such that a wearer-user can remove each of the lenses sequentially as desired approaching a main lens of a host goggle as sequentially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Carl Garcia
  • Patent number: 10653198
    Abstract: A device for shielding a user from sunlight is disclosed herein. The device includes a clip portion, a shade portion, a connector piece, and an illuminating source located on an upper surface of the shade portion. The clip portion includes an elongate body, an upper side, and a lower side. The shade portion is adjustably coupled to the clip portion by the connector piece. The device is useful for providing a removable shade for connection with a brim of a hat that allows a user to adjust the shade in multiple directions to keep sunlight out of the user's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Skinner
  • Patent number: 10630873
    Abstract: An animal-wearable head-mountable display (AW-HMD) device comprises a head fitting designed to fit the head of an animal, and an output subsystem coupled to or integral with the head fitting and configured to output a signal to the animal. The device can comprise an optical module configured to project images into an eye of the animal, and various other modules, such as an audio module, a tactile module and/or an olfactory module. An animal-wearable first person view (AW-FPV) system may be used separately or in conjunction with the AW-HMD device, to enable a remote human user to view the animal's real-world environment from the animal's point of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: COMMAND SIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Robert Peper, Jr., Nenad Nestorovic
  • Patent number: 10575581
    Abstract: A tilt resistor is interposed between shoulder pads or other torso support structures and a helmet. The helmet is coupled to one side of the tilt resistor and the torso support is coupled to another side of the tilt resistor. The tilt resistor acts as a pivot joint allowing the helmet to tilt about a horizontal lateral axis relative to the torso support. An acceleration sensor associated with the tilt resistor locks the tilt resistor so that the helmet stops tilting when tilting acceleration sensed by the accelerometer is greater than a desired maximum amount. The tilt resistor is coupled to the torso support, preferably through a collar, which allows rotation of the tilt resistor about a vertical axis. Stops are provided to limit both rotation about a vertical axis and tilting motion within limited ranges that are preferably adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Kuo Ooi
  • Patent number: 10568380
    Abstract: Protecting helmet of the type provided with at least one inner shell for shock absorption and at least one outer rigid shell that define a front opening for the face of a user, as well as a protective visor at least rotatable between a lowered position intercepting, at least partially, the front opening and a raised position disengaged from said front opening, and a raising/lowering mechanism to raise/lower the protective visor, wherein the raising/lowering mechanism comprises: at least one base member integral with, or made in a single piece with, or coincident with, part of the outer shell, and arranged in a side position with respect to said front opening; a lever body mounted on said outer shell or said base member so as to rotate around a first axis and provided with a support swinging with respect to said first axis between a proximal position and a distal position with respect to said front opening, said support further comprising hooking means to hook with a corresponding side area of the protectiv
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NOLANGROUP S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Salvetti, Danilo Ferreri
  • Patent number: 10512290
    Abstract: Described herein are sweat-diverting devices which can be adhered to a wearer by an adhesive. The sweat-diverting devices described here may be adhered over a portion of the face without circumscribing the head. Such sweat-diverting devices may comprise one or more curves or other features that conform to the facial features of the wearer. In some variations, a sweat-diverting device is configured to be worn at various heights on the forehead, over or under the brow line, and/or over the eyes. A sweat-diverting device can also be used in pairs, for example, where one device is positioned over each eye. Sun-shading devices, with or without sweat-diverting features, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ROSECROFT COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: James Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10492551
    Abstract: Among other things, we describe an apparatus comprising a head covering configured to be worn on a head of a wearer; and a bill attached to the head covering, the bill comprising an angled array of air flow channels configured to enable air flow originating from a direction in front or to the side of the wearer enters into the channels from the bottom of the bill and then is deflected upward so it continues traveling inside the channels through the bill until the air exits from the channels when the air reaches the top of the hat bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Kereiakes, Christopher Hamman
  • Patent number: 10492558
    Abstract: Protective glasses include a curved lens panel for protecting the eyes. Two side pieces have an inner end articulated on a helmet and an outer end articulated on the lens panel. The glasses are pivotable from a protective position to a stowed position. Each side piece includes a glasses arm and a glasses-carrying arm. The glasses arms are curved in the direction of the lens panel and adjoin the lens panel tangentially. The glasses arms have axes of articulation that are not aligned with one another. In the stowed position, the protective glasses are in a helmet and can be moved into, and out of, the stowed position using one hand, without length of the side pieces or tilt of the lens panel in relation to the side pieces being changed. One-handed actuation of the glasses is very advantageous in forestry work, in the industrial sector or for climbing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PFANNER SCHUTZBEKLEIDUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Pfanner, Martin Greber
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10463100
    Abstract: A forehead support band work or sports protective helmets is provided. The band has a structure which is elongated and flexible so as to assume an arched configuration in the mounted condition on a protective helmet. The structure has a first portion intended to permanently face, from the inside, the front part of a helmet on which the forehead support band is mounted and a second portion adapted to engage a user's forehead when the helmet is being used. The structure has an interspace interposed between the first portion and the second portion of the structure to help the aeration at the contact area between the forehead support band and the forehead of a user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KASK S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Gotti
  • 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: 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: 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: 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