Face Patents (Class 2/9)
  • Patent number: 11992076
    Abstract: A shock absorber, for use with headgear having a faceguard, has a sliding member that does not extend beyond the support structure of the shock absorber in a way that would leave it vulnerable to damage. A headgear having a faceguard provides a protected mounting location for mounting a shock absorber for the faceguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: F3 Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Klein, Aaron Engel
  • Patent number: 11992078
    Abstract: The present description provides components that allow a respiratory protection device to be secured in a position of use by attachment with a headwear suspension. In some exemplary embodiments, a harness adapter is positioned along a strap of a headwear suspension and includes a harness attachment element that may releasably attach to a strap component of a respiratory harness assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David M. Castiglione, Michael J. Cowell, Nathan A. Abel, William A. Mittelstadt, Jill E. Gulliver, Ian Kelsall, August Michael, Oskar E. Juhlin, George J. Elliott
  • Patent number: 11986041
    Abstract: A face mask comprising a U-shaped headband for securing to a player's head and a wire cage attached to the headband to provide resistant to impact by balls having a spaced-apart upper bar, intermediate bar and lower bar, interconnected by a pair of opposing side bars and a front bar, which upper bar, intermediate bar, and front bar each comprising flattened wire members having in cross-section opposing curved surfaces and opposing flat surfaces and having one of the curved surfaces facing a first outward direction and the flat faces facing in opposing lateral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Clearview Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Polstein, Jason Polstein, Matthew Polstein
  • Patent number: 11974627
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing cooled clean filtered air to the wearer of this device while allowing them to remain inconspicuous and to do so using inexpensive easily obtainable filtration supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: John Walker, Daniel Ringuette
  • Patent number: 11937660
    Abstract: Various face shield assemblies for hard hats are described. In one embodiment, the face shield assembly includes a hard hat, a mounting bracket, a face shield, a first pivot arm and a second pivot arm. The first pivot arm and second pivot arm are pivotally coupled to the hard hat and rotate with respect to the mounting bracket and the face shield. The face shield is coupled to the first pivot arm and the second pivot arm. The face shield actuates between stowed and operating positions such that the face shield can avoid objects near a front of the hard hat, such as a bill and/or lamp. In other embodiments the face shield assembly includes an adjustable frame coupled to the face shield and the hard hat. The adjustable frame rotates and/or slides with respect to the hard hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Zeilinger, Nicole Z. Summersett, Christian R. Braun, Samuel L. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 11937658
    Abstract: A sports helmet has: a shell; a face protector; and a face mask disposed on an inner side of the face protector, the face mask having a body overlapping a nose and a mouth and defining a volume between the face and the body, the body defining a top edge for engaging the face and a bottom edge opposed to the top edge and disposed proximate a chin, the bottom edge secured to a lower portion of the face protector at a location spaced apart from the face to define a gap therebetween, and lateral straps secured to one or both of the face protector and the shell for biasing the top edge against the face of the wearer, the body made of a material offering a flow resistance such that an exhalation flow from the wearer is deviated towards the gap and away from the face protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SPORT MASKA INC.
    Inventors: Marie-Jeanne Handfield, Simon-Pierre Germain, François-Olivier Dagneau, Jean-François Béland, Pierre-Luc Beauchamp, Ryan Brownridge, Pierre Paiement, Marc-André Element
  • Patent number: 11930866
    Abstract: A face shield includes a front surface opposite of a back surface, a shield portion, and a band portion extending from a top side of the shield portion. A plurality of spacing projections extend outward from the back surface of the face shield that are configured to be positioned against a forehead of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Fosse, Andrew Fosse
  • Patent number: 11930877
    Abstract: A helmet may include a shell defining a cavity to receive a user's head. The shell may include a shell outer surface and a receiving area recessed into the shell outer surface. A liner may be within the cavity and coupled to the shell. A facemask may be coupled to the shell. A front bumper may be coupled to the shell and the liner. The front bumper may extend from within the cavity to an exterior of the shell. The front bumper may be positioned at least partially within the receiving area of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: XENITH LLC
    Inventors: Connor Riegle, Bailey Boyd, Andrew Lark, Grant Goulet, Andrew Elliott, Kyle Lamson
  • Patent number: 11918070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and/or an apparatus for an improved helmet system that may help reduce the severity of injuries by enhancing overall helmet protection through uniquely designed facemasks and facemask bumpers. The facemask and facemask bumpers that are particularly adapted to redistribute pressure and impact forces, decrease vibration, sudden shock, noise and/or the peak forces transmitted from the facemask to the rest of the helmet system. The facemask bumpers may be disposed into specific regions of the facemask, including the brow region, the glabella region, orbit region, the frontal region, the mandible (front, right and/or left side) region, the maxilla region, the nasal region, zygomatic region, the ethmoid region, the lacrimal region, the sphenoid region and/or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: VICIS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marie Pahlmeyer, Travis E. Glover, Jason Neubauer, Kurt V. Fischer, Noah Lanphear, Andre Stone, Adam Kollgaard, Kayla Fukuda, Derek Wallin, Cord Santiago
  • Patent number: 11864613
    Abstract: A fielder's mask includes a headband configured for positioning along the front and side regions of a wearer's head. A faceguard projects downwardly from a front region of the headband to protect the wearer's face from a batted or thrown ball. A rear region of the headband includes downwardly projecting, flexible arms, that secure the fielder's mask to the wearer, while also facilitating efficient, one-handed donning and removal of the fielder's mask. In some embodiments, the flexible arms engage the back of the wearer's head behind the wearer's ears. Elastic straps may be attached to the headband to further secure the fielder's mask to the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: RAWLINGS SPORTING GOODS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Mitch Hinrichsen
  • Patent number: 11812813
    Abstract: A demi-helmet and a detachable face mask combination protects the full face of the person wearing the demi-helmet, with the face mask comprising multiple-spaced impact-resistant bars forming a cage in front of the face of the wearer and with vertical struts between adjacent bars constructed and arranged to leave the view of the wearer entirely unobstructed in both the forward and peripheral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Michael L. Fogg
  • Patent number: 11779676
    Abstract: A sanitizing device includes a nonlinear optical element, one or more laser diodes, a lens, and a battery pack. The one or more laser diodes are each configured to direct a beam of optical energy to the nonlinear optical element. Each beam of optical energy has a first wavelength and the nonlinear optical element is configured to produce UV-C energy having a second wavelength from the beams of optical energy. The lens is configured to focus the UV-C energy to cover a desired area for sanitizing purposes. The battery pack is configured for powering the one or more laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Todd D. Tillmanns, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 11779723
    Abstract: A patient interface comprising a plenum chamber pressurisable to a therapeutic pressure, a seal-forming structure constructed and arranged to maintain said therapeutic pressure in the plenum chamber, a positioning and stabilising structure to provide a force to hold a seal-forming structure in a therapeutically effective position on a patients head. The positioning and stabilising structure comprising at least one arm configured to be positioned adjacent to a cheek of the patient, and a strap removably received around the arm and configured to contact a posterior region of the patients head. The strap comprising a first coupling having a mechanical connector that is configured to engage the arm and limit movement of the arm into and out of the cavity, a second coupling spaced apart from an outer surface of the first coupling, and a sleeve being folded over the second coupling and positioned between the first and second couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Iain McNicol Finlay
  • Patent number: 11771168
    Abstract: Provided is a head band including a band main body, a supporting band, and an adjusting band, wherein the supporting band may stably support a head of a wearer by contacting and supporting the head at two or more points, and the length of the head band may be adjusted for improved wearing convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OTOS WING.CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moon Young Huh, Sung Won Huh
  • Patent number: 11751616
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use of an improved face shield assembly which prevents foreign materials or contaminants from vertically migrating from the above a wearer's head to the area around a wearer's face, eyes, nose and mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Amdrecor, Inc.
    Inventor: John Bailliet
  • Patent number: 11751622
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a helmet with a split type skeleton structure. The helmet includes a helmet body; the helmet body is composed of a head guard and a chin guard which are separated; the head guard and the chin guard are mounted through cooperation between a fastened spliced skeleton and a plug pin; the spliced skeleton is composed of two skeleton connection members arranged inside the head guard and a chin skeleton arranged inside the chin guard; and hollows of a surface of the chin skeleton are fixedly connected with a plurality of one-piece structured reinforcing ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Dongguan City EON Sporting Goods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiabing Fu, Guoding Wang, Can Huang, Yong Zhang, Yiming Zhao, Fan Yang, Jiamu Zhan
  • Patent number: 11737504
    Abstract: A front cover for a helmet connectable to a shell for the helmet for covering an upper side, a rear side, and two sides of the head of a wearer so as to protect the upper side, the rear side, and two sides of the head of the wearer, is provided. The front cover includes a jaw protection portion configured to protect the wearer's jaw when the front cover is connected to the shell, and a jaw mediation portion connected to the jaw protection portion and configured to serve to mediate the jaw protection portion and the shell by being connected to the shell. When the jaw protection portion is connected to the shell by the jaw mediation portion, the jaw protection portion is rotatable based on the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: KIDO SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Chong Lee, Geun Ho Jwa
  • Patent number: 11731746
    Abstract: In a swimming mask, a skirt includes a circumferential wall in an annular shape extending rearward from a lens frame, and a seal portion disposed behind the circumferential wall to be brought into contact with a face of a wearer. The skirt also includes a high stiffness annular region disposed rearward apart from the lens frame, extending in both side regions and an upper region of a mask body, and having higher stiffness than stiffness of other part of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TABATA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11696613
    Abstract: A helmet with a gear-constraint type transformable chin guard structure may include a shell body, a chin guard and two branches on the chin guard, wherein a supporting base, the branch, an inner gear, an outer gear and a drive member form an associated mechanism, the inner gear and the outer gear are rotatable about fixed axes and constitute a meshing constraint pair, the inner gear and the branch are in sliding fit with each other and constitute a sliding constraint pair, and the drive member transfer the motion of the outer gear to the branch and causes the chin guard to make an extension/retraction displacement relative to the shell body, such that the chin guard makes an turnover motion while also recombining a reciprocating motion, thereby realizing a transformation between a full-helmet position and a semi-helmet position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: JIANGMEN PENGCHENG HELMETS LTD.
    Inventor: Haotian Liao
  • Patent number: 11690763
    Abstract: The present application discloses an apparatus, comprising: a goggle, including a goggle frame and a protective lens installed in the goggle frame; a face mask releasably connected to the goggle; a detachable pivot-connection structure provided between two lateral sides of the goggle frame and the face mask, the detachable pivot-connection structure comprising a pivoting axis substantially parallel to a lateral direction of the goggle frame; and a detachable locking structure provided between the goggle frame and the face mask, the detachable pivot-connection structure configured to cooperate with the detachable pivot-connection structure to selectively lock the goggle frame and the face mask together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: TECMEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ziqian Wu
  • Patent number: 11691067
    Abstract: A protective sports helmet that includes a chin strap system that allows for rapid, one-handed adjustment of a chin strap assembly by the player while he/she is wearing the helmet is provided. The chin strap assembly includes a protective chin cup and a pair of straps extending from opposed sides of the chin cup and having a plurality of securing elements. The assembly also includes a pair of adjustable connectors affixed to the helmet and that include a central opening that receives an extent of the strap and a lever that engages a portion of the securing elements. The adjustable connector allows movement of the strap in a first direction, and prevents movement of the strap in a second direction when the lever is engaged with at least one of the securing elements. The adjustable connector allows movement of the strap in both the first and second directions when the lever is not engaged with the securing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tryner, Vittorio Bologna
  • Patent number: 11684691
    Abstract: A personal sanitizing device includes an eyewear frame and one or more UV-C sources attached to a lower edge of the eyewear frame for directing UV-C energy in a downward direction from the eyewear frame. The one or more UV-C sources are configured for sanitizing air in proximity of a mouth and/or a nose of a wearer of the personal sanitizing device. The personal sanitizing device also includes a battery configured for powering the one or more UV-C sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Todd D. Tillmanns, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 11684841
    Abstract: Novel and advantageous masks and helmets to protect an athlete's head and face from impacts and injuries. In particular, the present disclosure relates to novel and advantageous masks and helmets to help protect a baseball or softball catcher's face and head from concussive forces of an incoming ball strike. A mask of the present disclosure may be coupled to a helmet, or may be configured for use without a helmet in some embodiments. The mask may provide a generally cone-shaped structure in front of a wearer's face, so as to provide an angled surface for contact with an incoming ball. Additionally, a shock absorbing material may be provided at an interface between the helmet and mask to reduce and distribute force transfer between the mask and the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Keith Nelson
  • Patent number: 11684105
    Abstract: A helmet for a goalie is described herein. The helmet includes a head protective outer shell, a chin cup support bracket, and a shock membrane. The head protective outer shell defines an interior space. The head protective outer shell includes an exterior portion and in interior portion. The exterior portion includes an exterior lower section and an exterior upper section. The exterior upper section is curved. The interior portion is opposite the exterior portion. The interior portion includes an interior lower section and an interior upper section. The chin cup support bracket is secured to the interior lower section. The chin cup support bracket includes dual arm members configured to interface with a removable chin cup. The shock membrane is coupled with the interior upper section. The shock membrane includes a honeycomb design adapted to match a curvature of the exterior upper section and the interior upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ZZM Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Mustac
  • Patent number: 11672298
    Abstract: A helmet includes a helmet body and a clip coupled to the helmet body, for retaining a helmet accessory such as a face cage. The clip comprises a first clip section partly defining an aperture into which a part of the helmet accessory can be received and a second clip section located opposite the first clip section. The second clip section has a first end and a second end, the first end partly defining the aperture into which the part of the helmet accessory can be received, and the second end being coupled to the helmet body. The second clip section further includes a ramped surface that can be depressed to provide access to or from the aperture by the part of the helmet accessory. Also disclosed is a clip for retaining a helmet accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: ZAM Helmets Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lowe, Whitman Kwok, David Stoutamire
  • Patent number: 11654211
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a wearable air cleaner where an air cleaning device is incorporated into a hat. The air cleaning device includes a fan unit to pull air through the device. The air cleaning device also includes ultraviolet light to disinfect the air and pushes the disinfected air in front of the wearer for breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: James Joseph Wade
  • Patent number: 11596194
    Abstract: A face shield for use with protective headgear can be shipped flat and easily assembled from a kit of parts without the use of tools or adhesives. The face shield protects against disease, aerosols and splatter that may contain pathogens; may include a curved lower perimeter to facilitate head movements, and can be taken on and off easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jacob Snow, Jacob Yates, Nathan Schuyler
  • Patent number: 11577148
    Abstract: A protective non-helmeted single molded facemask for sports includes a frame structure formed of a polycarbonate polymer that is structured and configured to engage a user's forehead, side and cheek facial structure and chin. An arrangement of vertical and horizontal bars in the central and lower portion of the face area of the facemask protect the users nose and mouth from direct contact with external objects, and particularly softballs, soccer balls, floor hockey sticks and pucks and field hockey sticks and balls. Upper and lower straps extend from slotted openings on the sides of the facemask and are positioned and arranged to extend around the lower back of the wearer's head to secure the facemask on the wearer's head. The facemask is designed to also significantly reduce the effective impact forces to the wearer's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Carl J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 11540585
    Abstract: A helmet is provided having one or more layers of foam forming a first helmet shell nested inside a second helmet shell. Left and right circular ear openings are positioned on opposing sides of the first helmet shell and on opposing sides of the second helmet shell. A faceguard is attached to the first and second ear opening at opposing sides of the second helmet shell and a right ear hole anchor and a left ear hole anchor, each have an inside surface and an outside surface. One each of the ear hole anchors attach to the first and second circular ear openings of the second helmet shell at their inside surface and a first end of the faceguard attaches to the outside surface of the right ear hole anchor and a second end of the faceguard attaches to the outside surface of the left ear hole anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua Ryan Cleveland, Gina Rebecca Cleveland
  • Patent number: 11510452
    Abstract: A helmet includes a shell having an interior surface, a padding disposed along the interior surface of the shell, and a chinbar. The padding defines a first engagement surface positioned at a first lateral side of the padding and a second engagement surface positioned at an opposing second lateral side of the padding. The chinbar includes a cage, a first flange, and a second flange. The cage includes a first end defining a third engagement surface and a second end defining a fourth engagement surface. The third engagement surface interfaces with the first engagement surface and the fourth engagement surface interfaces with the second engagement surface. The first flange extends from the first end of the cage. The second flange extends from the second end of the cage. The first flange and the second flange of the chinbar are embedded within the padding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fox Head, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Durham, Dennis Tan
  • Patent number: 11503865
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides generally for a particle guard system and apparatus. The system may comprise temples, shield, and nose bridge. A particle guard may prevent or limit aspiration from entering the user's external environment via shield that covers the nose and mouth. The particle guard may comprise interchangeable components for personalization and various utility. The temples and the nose bridge may be available in various colors and styles for customization of the particle guard. The particle guard may possess attachments for various utility. Temples may comprise integrated attachments. For example, temples may contain a wireless signal device for external communication. The particle guard may comprise a sanitation system. Where the system includes external covering, shield may interface with the external covering via opening in the external covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 11503872
    Abstract: The protective sports helmet disclosed herein including a crown energy attenuation assembly positioned within a crown region of the helmet shell and includes: a first energy attenuation element with a plurality of sidewalls arranged to form a hexagonal housing, wherein a first sidewall has a substantially planar configuration; a second energy attenuation element with a plurality of sidewalls arranged to form a hexagonal housing, wherein a first sidewall has a substantially planar configuration; and, a third energy attenuation element with a plurality of sidewalls that are arranged to form a hexagonal housing. A first crown gap is formed between the first and second energy attenuation elements. A second crown gap is formed between the second and third energy attenuation elements. A third crown gap is formed between an extent of the third and first energy attenuation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Vittorio Bologna, Nelson Kraemer, Ralph Infusino, Thad M. Ide
  • Patent number: 11491387
    Abstract: A protective non-helmeted single molded facemask for sports includes a frame structure formed of a polycarbonate polymer and an integrally molded rigid eye shield formed of a transparent polycarbonate polymer composition. The peripheral frame structure is structured and configured to engage a user's forehead, side and cheek facial structure and chin. An arrangement of vertical and horizontal bars in the lower portion of the face area of the facemask are structured and configured to protect the users nose and mouth from direct contact with external objects, while the rigid eye shield on the upper face area of the facemask protects the users eyes from direct impact and contact with external objects. Upper and lower straps extend from slotted openings on the sides of the facemask and are positioned and arranged to extend around the lower back of the wearer's head to secure the facemask on the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Carl J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 11484084
    Abstract: A protective non-helmeted single molded facemask for sports includes a frame structure formed of a polycarbonate polymer and an integrally molded rigid eye shield formed of a transparent polycarbonate polymer composition. The peripheral frame structure is structured and configured to engage a user's forehead, side and cheek facial structure and chin. An arrangement of vertical and horizontal bars in the lower portion of the face area of the facemask are structured and configured to protect the users nose and mouth from direct contact with external objects, while the rigid eye shield on the upper face area of the facemask protects the users eyes from direct impact and contact with external objects. Upper and lower straps extend from slotted openings on the sides of the facemask and are positioned and arranged to extend around the lower back of the wearer's head to secure the facemask on the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Carl J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 11464273
    Abstract: A facemask for a helmet has a lower facemask section with a plurality of guard bars extending across and down the facemask section. A plurality of frame members has internal slotting, each of the frame members being attached to more than one of the plurality of guard bars extending across and down the lower facemask section. A transparent shield is located within the internal slotting of each of the frame members and the shields are fixedly secured within the slotting. The shields provide protection from outside impact to the lower part of the face of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Maurice C. Smith, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11432601
    Abstract: A protective non-helmeted single molded facemask for sports includes a frame structure formed of a polycarbonate polymer and an integrally molded rigid eye shield formed of a transparent polycarbonate polymer composition. The peripheral frame structure is structured and configured to engage a user's forehead, side and cheek facial structure and chin. An arrangement of vertical and horizontal bars in the lower portion of the face area of the facemask are structured and configured to protect the users nose and mouth from direct contact with external objects, while the rigid eye shield on the upper face area of the facemask protects the users eyes from direct impact and contact with external objects. Upper and lower straps extend from slotted openings on the sides of the facemask and are positioned and arranged to extend around the lower back of the wearer's head to secure the facemask on the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Carl J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 11412807
    Abstract: A chin guard positioning assembly connects a helmet body and a chin guard to each other. The helmet body provides a certain space to allow a user's head to be inserted thereinto and the position of the chin guard is allowed to be moved from a protective position to an open position. The chin guard positioning assembly includes a movable base part in which a position thereof is moved together with the chin guard. A fixed base part is connected to the helmet body and connected to the movable base part to serve as a reference for the movement of the position of the movable base part. A fixed magnetic force part is fixed to the fixed base part. A movable magnetic force part is fixed to the movable base part to fix the movable base part to a first position or a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KIDO SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Geun Ho Jwa
  • Patent number: 11400323
    Abstract: Face coverings that protect the facial T-Zone region (i.e., eyes, nose, and mouth) from airborne transmission of infectious and other harmful particles are disclosed. The face coverings disclosed herein are designed to attach to the temples, frames, and/or the bridge of eyewear, which provides protection for the eyes of the wearer and dispenses of the need to adjust straps traditionally found on face masks. The face coverings may be converted to different configurations depending on the amount of protection and comfort desired by the wearer. For example, the face coverings disclosed herein can convert from a free-hanging position to a more protective configuration in which the mask conforms closely to the face of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SLEEVZ Inc.
    Inventors: Julianne Bernstein, Scott Joseph Bernstein
  • Patent number: 11388945
    Abstract: A face shield for use with protective headgear can be shipped flat and easily assembled from a kit of parts without the use of tools or adhesives. The face shield protects against disease, aerosols and splatter that may contain pathogens; may include a curved lower perimeter to facilitate head movements, and can be taken on and off easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jacob Snow, Jacob Yates, Nathan Schuyler
  • Patent number: 11375764
    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. In another embodiment, a polymer urethane visco-elastic grommet on a screw is used for an upper attachment of the mask to the helmet, and a larger polymer urethane visco-elastic structure with an internal spring is used as the lower attachment between the helmet and the mask. In still another embodiment, the connection between the helmet and the mast is a U shaped structure with a flat spring enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cincyguys, LLC
    Inventors: Braxton Neal, Nathan Guard
  • Patent number: 11364397
    Abstract: A face mask includes an outer layer, an inner layer, and a filter. The outer layer includes an outer front guard constructed from a light-transmissive material and an outer filtering surface extending posteriorly from the outer front guard that includes at least one outer air hole. The inner layer is nestled within the outer layer. The inner layer includes an inner front guard constructed from a light-transmissive material and separated from the outer front guard by a buffer space. The inner layer also includes an inner filtering surface extending posteriorly from the inner front guard that includes at least one inner air hole. A filter is positioned between the outer filtering surface and the inner filtering surface and covers the at least one outer air hole and the at least one inner air hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Yuejie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11360333
    Abstract: A shade attachment for sunglasses; the shade attachment includes a shade body, and a looped-section defining a sleeve having a first opening and a second opening configured to receive and retain arms of the sunglasses. The shade attachment for sunglasses is useful for providing shade and preventing sun exposure to the neck, head and facial area of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Iannotta, Ronda Bromm
  • Patent number: 11337482
    Abstract: A helmet assembly may include a helmet and an integrated chinbar. The chinbar may include an attachment portion and the helmet may include a docking frame. Coupling together of the attachment portion to the docking frame may couple the chinbar to the helmet. The attachment portion may then be secured to docking frame to secure the chinbar to the helmet. In certain embodiments, the attachment portion may be coupled to the docking frame of an interior side of the liner. Thus, the attachment portion may accordingly be disposed on the side of the liner closer to a wearer's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: 100% Speedlab, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis C. Tan, Michael D. Young
  • Patent number: 11331558
    Abstract: A protective sports helmet that includes a chin strap system that allows for rapid, one-handed adjustment of a chin strap assembly by the player while he/she is wearing the helmet is provided. The chin strap assembly includes a protective chin cup and a pair of straps extending from opposed sides of the chin cup and having a plurality of securing elements. The assembly also includes a pair of adjustable connectors affixed to the helmet and that include a central opening that receives an extent of the strap and a lever that engages a portion of the securing elements. The adjustable connector allows movement of the strap in a first direction, and prevents movement of the strap in a second direction when the lever is engaged with at least one of the securing elements. The adjustable connector allows movement of the strap in both the first and second directions when the lever is not engaged with the securing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tryner, Vittorio Bologna
  • Patent number: 11330858
    Abstract: Plural contact pieces of a shaft member, which is mounted to a helmet main body, abut a cam surface that is formed at a hole portion provided in a proximal end portion of a chin guard. When the chin guard is rotated from a fully closed position to a fully open position with respect to the helmet main body, at least one of the contact pieces abuts an anchor surface, and, simultaneously, at least another one contact piece fits into a concave portion, and, due thereto, the chin guard is fixed with respect to the helmet main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SHOEI CO., LTD
    Inventor: Taku Nimura
  • Patent number: 11311069
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a face shield for the protection of user's eyes and face in case there s accidental exposure to infectious, hazardous, and undesired substances, chemicals, powders, liquid spray, aerosols, and particles. More specifically, the invention refers to a protective barrier for workers in the health industry, laboratory personnel, dentists, dermatologists, beauty parlors, spas, dialysis clinics, tattoo artists, janitorial personnel, artists, and workshops of varying types, for protection against accidental exposure to infectious and/or hazardous and potentially toxic materials, as well as harmful airborne particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Eduardo Jauregui Baz
  • Patent number: 11297887
    Abstract: A face mask is a face shield and head strap comprising two layers of plastic having a plurality of blue LED lights which are disposed about each of four face shield sides. The face mask also has a power source, power switch and plurality of air vents. When activated the plurality of blue LED lights act a sanitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Frances C. McFall
  • Patent number: 11303982
    Abstract: A shield for reducing forward projection of airborne particles ejected from a performer singing into a microphone is provided and includes a material form having an overall length, an overall height, and a uniform material thickness, the material form including at least one through opening and at least one annular microphone collar having an overall length, an overall outside diameter, and an overall inside diameter, the microphone collar affixed to or formed of the material form, the microphone collar accepting a microphone placed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Sierra N White
  • Patent number: 11266197
    Abstract: A face shield, such as a visor, mounts to a protective helmet using a mounting assembly. The mounting assembly has a base, a spacer assembly, and a pair of posts. The base is disposed on the interior of the helmet. The posts are connected to the base and extend outwardly into corresponding holes that are formed in the side of the helmet. The spacer assembly spaces the face shield away from the exterior surface of the helmet, and receives a mechanical fastener that releasably attaches the face shield to the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Wally Wayne Tatomir
  • Patent number: 11266188
    Abstract: The invention is a face shield that is adjustable to accommodate use of a variety of tools often employed in scientific or medical settings, including for example in dentistry. In some embodiments, the adjustable face shield may include a headband for securing the face shield to a head, a brim extension adapted to receive a transparent shield, and a brim frame extending from the headband, the brim frame including a channel adapted to register with a support member of the brim extension at an anterior region of the brim frame, wherein the support member of the brim extension telescopically extends and retracts within the channel from the anterior region of the brim frame to adjust a length of the adjustable face shield. In this manner, the face shield is adjustable to protect the wearer as well as the equipment that may be worn during certain tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Saeda Basta