Face Patents (Class 2/9)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11229256
    Abstract: Apparatus for protecting a user from impacts to the head. The apparatus includes a shell configured to receive a human head and a face mask coupled to the shell by a plurality of biasing mechanisms. The face mask is configured to reorient relative to the shell upon impact. The biasing mechanisms return the face mask to its original relative position after impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Straus, Robert J. Michael
  • Patent number: 11219254
    Abstract: A facial shield for a protective headgear system includes a polymeric sheet having an upper portion configured to be coupled to a support and a lower portion having a lower extremity, wherein the upper portion includes a first hole, a second hole, and a third hole, each one of the first, second, and third holes laterally spaced from the other two of the first, second, and third holes, and the first hole including a first section having a first hole gap and a second section laterally adjacent the first section and having a second hole gap, wherein the first hole gap of the first hole is greater than or equal to the maximum vertical dimension of a first hook of the support, and wherein the second hole gap of the first hole is greater than a vertical base thickness of a base of the first hook and is less than the maximum vertical dimension of the first hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Pabban Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlo C. Memita
  • Patent number: 11206881
    Abstract: A face shield system formed by a lay-flat headband removably joined with a lay-flat face shield. The headband having a first connection feature located at one end of the headband and a second connection feature located at an opposing end of the headband. The second connection feature removably connects with the first connection feature in order to provide a closed headband configured for placement around a user's head. A third connection feature is located between the first and second connection features. The face shield includes a fourth connection feature that removably engages with the third connection feature when the face shield is in a curved configuration in order to removably connect the headband together with the face shield. When the face shield is connected to the head band, a center of the face shield is spaced apart from a face of the user and a center of the headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Brandon Sprouse
  • Patent number: 11172723
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing face guard connector for an athletic helmet such as a helmet worn in American football, ice hockey, cricket, and baseball and softball, among other possible applications. The shock-absorbing face guard connector couples a face guard to the athletic helmet, and can absorb some of the forces resulting from a strike or impact to the face guard amid play and at other times. The shock-absorbing face guard connector includes a compressible piece that can compressibly yield when the face guard is struck or otherwise impacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hobart-Mayfield Inc.
    Inventor: Justin H. Summerville
  • Patent number: 11134730
    Abstract: A cushion used for uniform compression of a surface with varied topography with minimal stress concentrations. The cushion includes a shaped base and a plurality of flexible projections extending from the shaped base. Each of the plurality of projections has a proximal end attached to the shaped base, a distal end opposite the shaped base, and an axial section extending between the proximal and distal ends. The plurality of flexible projections can individually flex. In an aspect, a facial cushion for use with a mask brace that secures a face mask to a patient's face includes a shaped base and a plurality of flexible projections extending from the shaped base. The individually flexing projections provide greater comfort to a wearer of the mask brace because the flexible projections can conform to the structure of the wearer's face while still providing a seal of the face mask to the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FTM Corporation
    Inventors: Sabrina Paseman, William G. Paseman
  • Patent number: 11117000
    Abstract: A method for a person to control transmission of particles to and away from his/her frontal face region including the step of obtaining a face covering apparatus with a frame that can be held on the person's head and a covering assembly on the frame. With the frame on the person's head, the wall structure on the covering assembly is movable between blocking and staging positions. In the former position, the wall structure blocks airborne particles moving toward and away from a person's nostrils and/or mouth. In the latter position, the wall structure does not reside directly forwardly of the person's frontal face region below a horizontal plane at or above a top of the person's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: John S. Mortimer
  • Patent number: 11064754
    Abstract: The helmet uses a new fastener to fasten a cage to the helmet shell allowing sides of the cage to be mounted directly against the shell, reducing the width of the shell on each side. A ball is attached to a portion of a bar of the cage to act as a limit stop precluding movements of the cage with respect to the helmet. A chin bar is fastened to the helmet at two points on each side of the shell. The shell is molded with recessed portions designed to receive the two branches of the chin bar on each side where they will be fastened to the shell so that the outer surfaces of the chin guard are flush with the shell at the locations of attachment to provide a smooth transition and reduce weight. An adjustment device to adjust the fit of the helmet to the user includes a star wheel on each side of the helmet attached to an arcuate flexible strip extending rearwardly around the occipital area of the skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cascade Maverik Lacrosse, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Brine, III, Jonathan Baker, Eric Darnell, Steve Moore, Joel Robinson, Barclay Moore, Romeo Graham, Luc Boucher, Rob Watters, John Tutton
  • Patent number: 11052209
    Abstract: The present document describes a facial interface comprising a flexible face contact layer configured to cover a user's face; and a nasal layer configured to sealably cover an external nose region of said user. The flexible face contact layer and nasal layer provide fluid circulation of air through said user's nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: 9310-3760 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventor: Louise Bernard
  • Patent number: 11039653
    Abstract: The present invention is a football helmet designed to reduce the occurrence of concussions and subconcussive impacts to the brain through the use of a novel system of materials and design implemented on the interior and exterior of the helmet. The helmet disclosed herein can include a new impact absorption system using cylindrical segments of viscoelastic foam with a sealed central void to absorb high energy impacts. In some aspects, the helmet disclosed herein includes a multi-layer helmet designed to absorb a wide range of potential impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Impact Solution LLC
    Inventor: Catalin Tutunaru
  • Patent number: 11027186
    Abstract: A protective headgear for a baseball or softball fielder includes a rigid outer protective shell that has a first side portion, an opposing second side portion and a brim that extends outwardly from a front portion. The outer protective shell has a top opening and a rear opening that is defined between the first and second side portions. As a result, the protective headgear does not completely circumscribe the fielder's head. The protective headgear also includes an impact absorption material disposed along an inner surface of the outer protective shell and also an inner cap to be worn beneath the outer protective shell. The inner cap is formed of a breathable material and can be in the form of a skull cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tylor Garland, Stephen Bradford, Robert Reich
  • Patent number: 11013636
    Abstract: A mud visor formed by a substantially transparent sheet is attached to a goggle lens. The mud visor may be attached to the goggle lens using a substantially transparent adhesive or adhesive tape. Thus, the mud visor may provide clear and improved field of view for the user. Further, the mud visor may be configured to cover and guide a top portion of a roll-off film as the roll-off film is conveyed across the goggle lens. A top portion of the mud visor may be inserted into the lens groove of a goggle frame along with the goggle lens when the goggle lens is attached to the goggle frame. The mud visor also may stretch across the goggle lens and overlap with film canisters at both sides to provide a seamless coverage to prevent mud from entering behind the mud visor or the roll-off film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: 100% Speedlab, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Sigismondo, Marc Guy Blanchard, Ludovic Francis Boinnard
  • Patent number: 11006689
    Abstract: A face protection system is provided in the form of a face shield attachable to a hard hat. An upper portion of the face shield includes at least one loop surrounding at least a portion of an opening. The opening is sized to allow at least a portion of a dome of the hard hat to fit upward therethrough, but small enough to keep the entire hard hat from passing therethrough, so that the upper portion of the face shield rests upon the hard hat. A mask extends down from the upper portion of the face shield and preferably includes a plurality of columns on a front side thereof in front of a face of a wearer of the hard hat. Preferably ribs extend laterally between the columns, with the columns and ribs together forming the mask. A visor can optionally be placed inboard of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mark T. Nowak, Mark A. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 10980297
    Abstract: A protective face shield with respirator including a face shield sized to cover some or all of the face and a respirator attached to the back side of the plastic shield. The respirator can include a substantially tubular, compressible foam mask with one end of the tubular mask bonded to the back side of the plastic shield and the other end of the tubular mask oriented rearward creating a rear surface for engaging with the face and surrounding the nose and mouth. The tubular mask can include at least one ventilation opening that traverse through the wall of the tubular mask and a ribbon (e.g., strip) of air filter media that wraps at least partially around the outside of the tubular mask covering some or all of the outside surface of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Garrett J. Augustine
  • Patent number: 10959473
    Abstract: A helmet mounting assembly for attaching helmet accessories to a helmet is provided. The assembly comprises a front-to-back mounting unit comprising at least one rail, grip or connector configured for connecting at least one helmet accessory to the front-to-back mounting unit, whereby the front-to-back mounting unit further comprises a back end configured to enable passage of securing elements there through, and at least one clipping element for attaching the back end of the front-to-back mounting unit to a back edge of the helmet via the securing elements, configured to further pass through the at least one clipping element, and forcefully pulling the front-to-back mounting unit onto the surface of the helmet to squeeze the mounting unit onto the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HMOUNT LTD
    Inventor: Itay Shlomo Chen
  • Patent number: 10945470
    Abstract: A disposable face shield designed to protect the eyes and face of wearers from various diseases, such as COVID-19. The face shield assembly includes a transparent shield panel coupled with a front strap and back strap. The front strap contacts the forehead and spaces the transparent shield panel away from the face. The back strap extends around the head and holds the transparent shield panel on the head. Each of the straps are adjustable for different type head sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PINNPACK PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Ira Maroofian, Chris Mair
  • Patent number: 10912345
    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: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: F3 Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Klein, Aaron Engel
  • Patent number: 10881943
    Abstract: A protective cap is described. The protective cap includes a protective case having a padded inner surface and a rigid outer cover. The rigid outer cover includes a forward facing portion. The forward facing portion includes an aperture having a width approximately equal to a width of the forward facing portion. The protective cap also includes a pair of side facing portions and an optional head cover fitting. The optional head cover fitting is attached to the protective case, and an optional face shield. The optional face shield is connected to a track located on a pair of side facing portions of the protective case. The outer shell includes variable transparency and/or opaqueness allowing a visualization of information, such as a team logo, on a separately worn traditional baseball/other sports cap. Alternatively a logo/design is applied directly to the outer shell of the protective cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Isserow, Laura Isserow, Lauren Isserow, Michael Isserow, David Isserow
  • Patent number: 10881162
    Abstract: A device for fixing to a helmet is described. The helmet includes a shell portion configured to receive a user's head, and the device includes a leaf spring for coupling to the shell portion and configured to dissipate impact forces. A helmet including such device is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Exero Labs LLC
    Inventors: Zoltan Mesko, Benjamin R. Rizzo
  • Patent number: 10849384
    Abstract: A helmet includes a housing sized for use on a human head and having an opening designed to expose a face associated with the human head and a facemask attached to the housing and situated over the opening to cover the face. The facemask has a slightly curved front portion, a slightly curved right side portion, and a slightly curved left side portion. The facemask has a plurality of substantially vertically oriented bars having different widths. The vertically oriented bars include a first type having a first width, a second type having a second width that is larger than the first width, and a third type having a third width that is larger than the first and second widths. The left and right side portions of the facemask include a first type bar and a second type bar, where the second type bar is situated nearer to the housing than the first type bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mississippi State University
    Inventors: Kyle Johnson, Mark F. Horstemeyer, Souma Chowdhury, Yuxiong Mao
  • Patent number: 10827787
    Abstract: A maintenance-free respirator 10 that includes a mask harness and a mask body 11. The mask body 11 has at least one layer of filter media 56 and has a perimeter 32 that includes an upper segment 34. The upper segment 34 includes first and second concave segments 36, 38 that are located, respectively, on first and second sides of a central plane 40, when viewing the mask body from a top view. A maintenance-free respirator 10 of this configuration is comfortable to wear and can provide a snug fit to a wearer's face, particularly beneath each of the wearer's eyes, while at the same time having an ability to improve compatibility with various protective eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John M. Facer, Christopher P. Henderson, Peter S. Leonard, Desmond T. Curran
  • Patent number: 10814463
    Abstract: A helmet tool including a housing; a pin at least partially disposed in the housing; a trigger mechanism operatively engaged with the pin, wherein the pin and trigger mechanism may be configured together within the housing such that actuation of the trigger mechanism causes the pin to one of extend from or retract into the housing; and a latch connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: William D. DiMartino, Edward L. Metzger
  • Patent number: 10792130
    Abstract: The secondary part (17), for securing on and/or in a dental implant, is suitable for receiving a tertiary part. The secondary part (17) has a secondary-part body (22) with a recess (21) on the inside, and a secondary-part screw (20) receivable or received in the recess. The secondary part (17) has a screwing-in mechanism in the form of a contour for receiving a screwing-in tool for screwing the dental implant, connected to the secondary part (17), into a jawbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Camlog Biotechnologies AG
    Inventors: Christoph Solèr, Antonio Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10786020
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for placing nose wires in a facemask production line. A supply of individual pre-cut nose wires are supplied to a dispenser in the production line. With the dispenser, the nose wires are metered at a defined spacing and orientation onto a running carrier web that is conveyed past the dispenser. The carrier web and nose wires deposited thereon are conveyed to a folding station wherein a binder web is folded over an edge of the carrier web such that the nose wires are encapsulated between the binder web and the carrier web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Craig Harris, Joseph P. Weber, Ajay Y. Houde, David Lamar Harrington, Mark Thomas Pamperin
  • Patent number: 10786032
    Abstract: A skydiving helmet including a helmet shell having a front opening, is provided. The helmet further includes a visor having a lateral mounting section, where the visor is operable between a lowered position and a raised position. The skydiving helmet also includes a visor mounting system laterally positioned on the helmet shell to pivotally connect the lateral mounting section to the helmet shell. The visor mounting system includes a base plate having a cavity formed therein with a locking slot and a guiding section communicating with one another. The visor mounting system also includes a locking element positioned within the cavity and being operable between an extended configuration for preventing rotation of the visor, and a retracted configuration for allowing a frontward translation of the visor, away from the helmet front opening, and subsequent rotation of the visor, from the lowered to the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cookie Composites Group PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Jeremy Robert Hunt, Jason Cooke
  • Patent number: 10660383
    Abstract: Headgear for a shielding garment for operating on components exposed to high voltage, or for operating at a safe distance proximate to high voltage parts, or for activities involving exposure to high electric and/or electromagnetic fields at any frequency and voltage is disclosed. The headgear comprises a cover element which is configured to cover the head of an operator and has an opening at least at an upper portion of the operator's face. The headgear further comprises a transparent face shield made of an electrically conductive fabric. The face shield is removably coupled to the cover element to close the opening and is electrically connected to the shielding garment. The fabric has a density ranging from 25 to 40 g/m2 and comprises a plurality of yarns having a yarn count ranging from 10 to 30 deniers, and each comprising a respective core externally covered with a coating made of a conductive metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Carraro S.r.l.
    Inventor: Rinaldo Carraro
  • Patent number: 10609977
    Abstract: A hat, such as a cap or a visor, has a typical neck cover and an onboard face cover that at least partially covers a user's face. The face cover is positionable between a deployed position wherein the face cover covers the user's face and the neck cover covers the user's neck area and a stowed position wherein the inner surface of the face cover is positioned against the inner surface of the neck cover. The face cover is held in the stowed position by either cooperating snaps or sections of hook and loop material located on the inner surface of each component with the respective units matingly engaged with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Stir
  • Patent number: 10568379
    Abstract: A helmet is disclosed for sports that protects the wearer from impact that may cause head trauma. The helmet includes a recoiling shock absorber system on one or more portions likely to sustain direct blows. The shock absorber system may move omnidirectionally in response to the line of force received at impact by a facemask connected to the shock absorber. Impact to the portion of the helmet receiving a hit may be dissipated through the shock absorber system and distributed into the remaining shell of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Nevin A Sneed, Niles J. Sneed
  • Patent number: 10549058
    Abstract: An improved-seal mask for the respiratory therapy of the type comprising a shaped shell (12) at least covering mouth, nose and eyes of a patient (11), and provided, along a perimeter (13) which is suitable for being placed in contact against the patient's face, with a sealing gasket (14), said shaped shell (12) being provided with at least one inlet fitting (15) for the mixture of air and oxygen, said mask also comprising a neckpiece (20) provided with a plurality of prongs (21), each joined in a fixed or removable manner to a corresponding fastening point (17), distributed over the perimeter of the shaped shell (12), is provided with five fastening points (17) for the neckpiece (20), wherein two upper fastening points (17?) are arranged at the height of the eyes, symmetrically with respect to a sagittal plane, two lower fastening points (17?) are arranged at the height of the chin, symmetrically with respect to a sagittal plane, and a fifth fastening point (17??) is arranged centrally along an upper edge (18
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DIMAR S.r.l.
    Inventor: Maurizio Borsari
  • Patent number: 10485285
    Abstract: A breakaway facemask system for reducing injuries from a facemask penalty in American football includes a helmet that is worn during athletic activities. A cage is removably coupled to the helmet. The cage is positioned to cover to the opening thereby protecting a user's face from impact. A plurality of retainers is provided and each of the retainers is coupled to the helmet. Each of the retainers releasably engages the cage such that the cage is removably coupled to the helmet. The cage breaks away from the helmet when the cage is gripped thereby reducing the possibility of injury to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jerome L. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10448690
    Abstract: A protective facemask for a helmet includes one or more compression portions. In one aspect, a facemask of a plurality of arcuately curved bars includes a frame portion and lateral bars configured to extend across the frontal opening of the helmet and join to the frame portion at terminal ends. The lateral bars include one or more compression portions which are more compliant to a given force than other portions of the plurality of arcuately curved bars. A compression portion may include a first material that is less rigid than a second material forming the other portions of the arcuately curved bars. A compression portion may further include first and second zones, with the first zone being more compliant to the given force than the second zone. Such compression portions may be positioned within the lateral bars near the point of joining with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brainguard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Knight
  • Patent number: 10426212
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a modular helmet apparatus and system comprised of a removable outer shell disposed on an inner frame. The disclosed football helmet provides for enhanced energy diffusion through the use of one or more energy diffusion areas disposed on an outer shell of the helmet, the one or more energy diffusion areas being configured to align with the energy diffusion zones of the frame. Embodiments of the present disclosure enables a user to quickly and easily replace or swap the outer shell of the helmet with a second or replacement shell by selectively coupling the desired outer shell with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Dana Ratliff
  • Patent number: 10342704
    Abstract: A goggle frame and an adaptor configured to attach to the goggle frame are disclosed in accordance with various embodiments. The adaptor may allow the goggle frame to adapt to different lenses or accessories. In particular, the adaptor may allow the goggle frame to adapt to lenses of different sizes, thicknesses, shapes, shades, colors, prescriptions, curvatures, and the like. Further, the adaptor may allow the goggle frame to adapt to various accessories, such as roll-off film systems of different sizes, various imaging devices, e.g., cameras, video cameras, display devices, e.g., LCD or LED displays, heads up displays, lighting devices, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: 100% SPEEDLAB, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Guy Blanchard, Ludovic Francis Boinnard, Kevin Michael Sigismondo, Jonathan Knight
  • Patent number: 10315095
    Abstract: A helmet is disclosed for sports that protects the wearer from impact that may cause head trauma. The helmet includes a recoiling shock absorber system on one or more portions likely to sustain direct blows. The shock absorber system may move omnidirectionally in response to the line of force received at impact by a facemask connected to the shock absorber. Impact to the portion of the helmet receiving a hit may be dissipated through the shock absorber system and distributed into the remaining shell of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nevin A Sneed, Niles J. Sneed
  • Patent number: RE48048
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Patent number: RE48769
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland