Head Supported Patents (Class 224/181)
  • Patent number: 11892646
    Abstract: A head mount display support includes a support body including two telescopic arms overlapped with each other, a knob shaft configured to move into an overlapping part of the two telescopic arms when being pressed, an adjustment gear sleeved on the knob shaft to mesh with the two telescopic arms and drive the two telescopic arms to move towards or away from each other, a rear housing arranged on a side of the overlapping part away from the knob shaft, an elastic member with an end fixed to the rear housing and a locking member; another end of the elastic member is connected with the locking member; when the knob shaft retracting, the knob shaft drives the adjustment gear to move away from the overlapping part, the elastic member drives the locking member to bounce into the overlapping part to lock a relative position of the two telescopic arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongzhen Cai
  • Patent number: 11771162
    Abstract: The disclosed device and method for a test environment monitoring device according to various aspects of the present technology may comprise may comprise a round frame for placing on the test-taker's head, an optical component having an outward facing convex mirror, and a housing having a coupling component configured to connect the optical component to an exterior surface of the round frame proximate the test-taker's forehead to allow the outward facing convex mirror to display an environment directly in front of the test-taker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Brett Krupps, Delon Washo-Krupps
  • Patent number: 11023004
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a head belt, a frame, a first locking element, a display assembly and a second locking element. The frame is connected to the head belt. The first locking element is disposed at the peripheral of the frame and includes a first locking portion and an unlocking portion adjacent to each other. The second locking element is disposed at the peripheral of the display assembly and includes a second locking portion. The display assembly is fixed to the frame by means of the second locking portion of the second locking element being locked to the first locking portion of the first locking element. The second locking portion is aligned with the unlocking portion, and the locking relation between the second locking portion of the second locking element and the first locking portion of the first locking element is released by the operation of the unlocking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: STARVR CORPORATION, Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Wen, Chun-Hsien Chen, Chi-Tai Ho, Kuan-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 11002513
    Abstract: An electronic device determines target information about a target and recommends a target based on the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10724830
    Abstract: An electronic device determines target information about a target and recommends a target based on the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10405597
    Abstract: Provided is a light attached to a helmet where the light does not move when a face shield of the helmet is rotated up or down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nishank Patel, Eric Sommers
  • Patent number: 10213703
    Abstract: A viewing instrument has an optical module having a first light pathway for conveying visible light reflected from an object to an eye of a user viewing the object; a thermal radiation detecting module having a thermal radiation detector adapted to detect thermal radiation emitted from the object being viewed to thereby generate one or more signals; an aiming module having at least one visible light-emitting member electrically connected with the thermal radiation detecting module, wherein the aiming module is adapted to receive the one or more generated signals from the thermal radiation detecting module, and in response to the received one or more signals, project a visible mark along the first light pathway to the eye of the user. The invention also provides a toy gun having the viewing instrument as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bradley S. Faecher
  • Patent number: 10024667
    Abstract: An intelligent earpiece to be worn over an ear of a user is described. The earpiece includes a processor connected to the IMU, the GPS unit and the at least one camera. The processor can recognize an object in the surrounding environment by analyzing the image data based on the stored object data and at least one of the inertial measurement data or the location data. The processor can determine a desirable event or action based on the recognized object, the previously determined user data, and a current time or day. The processor can determine a destination based on the determined desirable event or action. The processor can determine a navigation path for navigating the intelligent guidance device to the destination based on the determined destination, the image data, the inertial measurement data or the location data. The processor can determine output data based on the determined navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Moore, Joseph M. A. Djugash, Yasuhiro Ota
  • Patent number: 9877570
    Abstract: A carrying system comprising a load receptive unit for at least partly covering the back of a user, a first carrying strap extending between a first position of an upper section of said load receptive unit and a first position of a lower section of said load receptive unit, a second carrying strap extending between a second position of an upper section of said load receptive unit and a second position of a lower section of said load receptive unit, and a connecting device. The connecting device comprises a first portion arranged on the first carrying strap and a second portion arranged on the second carrying strap and releasably attachable to the first portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion of the connecting device are displaceably arranged along the extension of the first and second carrying strap. Also, a backpack and a tool belt comprising the carrying system and a method for attaching the carrying system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: COXA CARRY AB
    Inventor: Claes Bergkvist
  • Patent number: 9857667
    Abstract: In a mounting apparatus, a first spring member has an arc shape, and a second spring member is provided integrally with the first spring member or provided separately from the first spring member to be coupled to the second spring member. The second spring member is disposed inside the first spring member at a predetermined angle from the first spring member. A holding member holds the second spring member to be fitted into the holding member such that the holding member is in contact with a wearer. The configuration is able to reduce a load applied onto a head of the wearer while providing an improved fitting on the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kuroki
  • Patent number: 9791699
    Abstract: An optical positioning aiming system including an optical positioning subsystem (subsystem). The subsystem is configured to determine relative positions of a weapon and a head mounted display. The subsystem includes a processing unit, infrared (IR) emitters mounted to a weapon, IR emitters mounted to the head mounted display, IR cameras mounted to the weapon, and IR cameras mounted to the head mounted display. The IR cameras mounted to the weapon are configured to determine a relative position of the IR emitters mounted on the head mounted display and to communicate the relative position of the IR emitters mounted on the head mounted display to the processing unit. The IR cameras mounted to the head mounted display are configured to determine a relative position of the IR emitters mounted to the weapon and communicate the relative position of the IR emitters mounted to the weapon to the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Eye Protection IP Holding
    Inventor: Stephen Charles Chen
  • Patent number: 9668921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eye-protector assembly. The assembly includes arcuate-shaped protective cover. The assembly includes an eye-covering member pivotably connected to the protective cover. The protective cover is shaped to receive the eye-covering member when the eye-covering member is pivoted towards the cover. The assembly includes a pair of connector mechanisms for selectively coupling the protective cover to a hearing protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Gregg Vollet
  • Patent number: 9329411
    Abstract: A mounting interface system is provided and is adapted for the engagement of any of a plurality of electronic components with eyewear such as eyeglasses and goggles. The system employs a mounting component on the eyewear which is engageable and adjustable with a complimentary mount on any of a plurality of said electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Donn K. Harms, Patrick Hussey
  • Patent number: 9038870
    Abstract: A head mount device is worn by a person to retain an electronic device in a desirable position for hand-free use as a video recorder. A head strap assembly with tri-glide adjustment mechanisms extends from the sides and top of the main body mounting plate, allowing the device to fit most head sizes. The mounting plate is preferably an injection-molded part for holding the electronic device in a horizontal position with an elastic retention strap securing mechanism between the mounting plate and the electronic device. An elastic strap extends from an upending portion of the mounting plate, wraps around the electronic device, extends through a slot in the mounting plate, and fastens back upon itself via hook and loop fasteners to capture the device in landscape orientation. The design of the mounting plate and preferred length of the retention strap fit most modern smartphone designs by simply tightening the retention strap around the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: August A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150122849
    Abstract: A framework assembly for mounting accessories to the head of an underwater diver is disclosed. The assembly generally includes an equipment mounting rig connected by a post to a low-profile head-engaging base, wherein the base is adapted to fit snugly to the top part of a diver's head and under a diving hood such that the base is securely held in place by said diving hood. Waterproof equipment, including flashlights, cameras, and the like, may be mounted onto the rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Jones
  • Patent number: 9010594
    Abstract: The adjustment device for a portable element comprises two elementary strands and two adjustment units each comprising a slide path for one of the elementary strands and a fixing system for one of the ends of the other of the elementary strands, the slide path of one of the elementary strands being laterally offset with respect to the fixing system of the other of the elementary strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Eric Girault, Grégory Martin
  • Publication number: 20150076184
    Abstract: A mouth adapter configured to secure a portable camera comprising a first bite wing, a second bite wing, an air channel located between the first bite wing and the second bite wing, an adapter arm connecting the first bite wing and the second bite wing, and a camera mount coupled to the adapter. The bite wings may be elongated and comprise a bite surface made from an elastic polymer which may be configured to make contact with the teeth of a user as they bite onto the bite surface. In further preferred embodiments, the mouth adapter comprises a first balance ridge and second balance ridge protruding from the adapter arm proximate to the first and second bite wings with an air groove positioned between said the balance ridges. The air groove may be located within the adapter arm and proximate to intersection of the bite wings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth John Achenbach
  • Publication number: 20150040298
    Abstract: An information carrier, comprising a pouch having an inwardly-facing first exterior surface and an outwardly-facing second exterior surface, the pouch forming interior space and an 240 opening thereto, adhesive means for affixing the first exterior surface to an object, and a flap pivotally attached to the second exterior surface proximate the opening, for pivoting toward the first exterior surface and insertion into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MEDICAL DATA CARRIER IM INC.
    Inventor: Steven Reed
  • Publication number: 20140355139
    Abstract: An articulated support for a mobile phone, tablet, or other mobile electronic device provides an articulated arm. The articulated arm may be mounted on a floor stand or desktop stand. The device may be positioned at a point convenient to a reclining user. In alternate embodiments, the articulated arm may be supported by a wall mount, or by a headband worn by the user. The articulated arm may be modified by the user by adding or removing sections to change its length, or by changing its attachments for electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Faye Begay
  • Publication number: 20140263493
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for allowing a user to change the stiffness of their headband, thus changing the clamping force of the headset. The section properties of the headband equivalent spring, which is a cantilevered beam, are changed by engaging a secondary spring, which is also a shorter cantilevered beam. The change is achieved by manipulating the effective length of the secondary spring, which can be accomplished with a set of clamps. Thus, the stiffness of the headband can be modified to the desire of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VOCOLLECT, INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES WILLIAM AMURGIS, JAMES DAVID WAHL
  • Publication number: 20140231474
    Abstract: A support member for a wearable instrument which is mounted on a user's head part in cooperation with an eyeglass frame includes a head-contact portion that comes in contact with the user's head part, a temple-contact portion that comes in contact with a temple part of the eyeglass frame on a surface opposite of the head-contact portion, an instrument-connection portion for a wearable instrument that is disposed on the side of the temple-contact portion. Here, the temple-contact portion 30 has a first contact surface that comes in contact with a head-side surface of the temple part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Seiji TATSUTA
  • Publication number: 20140189923
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a waterproof case for protecting electronic devices. The waterproof case includes a flexible waterproof bag attached to a rigid lid that can be opened to allow electronic devices to pass into the bag. When closed, the lid forms a watertight seal that protects the inside of the bag from ingress of water. The lid can include a pass-through jack which allows a user to connect an electronic device, such as an audio device, to an output through the lid. The case may also be incorporated into a flexible attachment system, such as an armband or swimbelt. Methods of connecting an electronic device to an electronic output, such as an audio output, through a waterproof case are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: X-1 Audio, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wilson, II, Carl Pettersen, Kristian Rauhala, Pete Dirksing, Cory McCluskey, Jim Pena
  • Publication number: 20130327909
    Abstract: Headgear for mounting a camera or other mobile media device is disclosed. The head gear includes a band for circling the head and means for enlarging or decreasing the diameter of the band to make it adjustable for various head sizes. A head mount is secured to the band for holding the device. The mount includes an enclosure with a flap for closing a pocket. The flap is secured to the mount proximate the head and folds over the front of the mount and is secured thereto to maintain the device in the pocket. The front of the pocket contains openings which are aligned with the lens of the held device to focus and record events in front of the user. The pocket has hinged side panels to allow expansion and contraction, caused by a bladder within, so that the camera may be pointed at a desired angle by the mount, thereby achieving the desired angle of view of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Freelander
  • Publication number: 20130306689
    Abstract: A head mount device is worn by a person to retain an electronic device in a desirable position for hand-free use as a video recorder. A head strap assembly with tri-glide adjustment mechanisms extends from the sides and top of the main body mounting plate, allowing the device to fit most head sizes. The mounting plate is preferably an injection-molded part for holding the electronic device in a horizontal position with an elastic retention strap securing mechanism between the mounting plate and the electronic device. An elastic strap extends from an upending portion of the mounting plate, wraps around the electronic device, extends through a slot in the mounting plate, and fastens back upon itself via hook and loop fasteners to capture the device in landscape orientation. The design of the mounting plate and preferred length of the retention strap fit most modern smartphone designs by simply tightening the retention strap around the smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: August A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8556140
    Abstract: A multi-functional backpack and pleated cushion assembly wherein the cushion is attached to and forms a part of the backpack. The backpack portion includes a front panel, a rear panel and a chamber defined between the front and rear panel for containing books, papers, food, etc. The longitudinally extending pleated cushion includes a plurality of laterally extending pockets filled with a sponge like material. The pleated cushion is foldable along the pleats or may be rolled up into a compact roll for carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Abdulmohsen A. Almoumen
  • Publication number: 20120280007
    Abstract: A head-mounted device for mounting on the head of a user includes a first pressing member for pressing a first portion of the head from a first direction; a second pressing member for pressing a second portion of the head from a second direction that is different from the first direction; a string member that concatenates the first pressing member and the second pressing member; a structure that guides the string member so that the first and the second pressing members move in the first and the second directions, respectively, according to changes in the length of the string member; and an adjusting unit that adjusts the length of the string member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakabayashi, Toshiyuki Yasuda, Toshiki Ishino, Yoshihiro Saito, Toshiyuki Okuma, Kazuhide Miyata, Hiroshi Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120255092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a waterproof case for protecting electronic devices. The waterproof case includes a flexible waterproof bag attached to a rigid lid that can be opened to allow electronic devices to pass into the bag. When closed, the lid forms a watertight seal that protects the inside of the bag from ingress of water. The lid can include a pass-through jack which allows a user to connect an electronic device, such as an audio device, to an output through the lid. The case may also be incorporated into a flexible attachment system, such as an armband or swimbelt. Methods of connecting an electronic device to an electronic output, such as an audio output, through a waterproof case are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: H2O AUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Ron Wilson, II, Carl Pettersen, Kristian Rauhala, Pete Dirksing, Cory McCluskey, Jim Pena
  • Patent number: 8245326
    Abstract: A holder for an MP3 player or other music or communication device is reversibly attached to a rigid helmet such as worn by motorcyclists. The back surface of the holder is configured to fit closely and integrally against the back surface of the helmet. A spoiler forms the top of the holder to minimize wind lift, prevent wind from dislodging the holder, and to direct air flow along the helmet and over the holder. The MP3 player is disposed in a compartment within the body of the holder and retained in the compartment by a stop-tab. An adapter is used to connect the MP3 player to an earphone assembly within the helmet. A volume control on the adapter enables the cyclist to adjust the volume while riding. The holder is reversibly attached to the helmet by means of a two component heavy duty interlock fastener system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony Tolve
  • Patent number: 8061570
    Abstract: An assembly for securing an apparatus to a facemask includes a U-shaped frame extending along similarly shaped portions of the facemask. Removable attachment clips secure the frame to the facemask. Two cylindrical pins with circumferential radiused grooves are attached to and extend from the top portion of the frame. The pins mate with bores in a clevis assembly, to which the apparatus can be attached. A spring-loaded bar spans between the bores. The bores in the clevis assembly receive the pins and the spring-bias causes the bar to engage with the grooves to secure the clevis assembly to the frame. A lever is rotatably attached to the clevis assembly. Pivoting the lever works against the spring-bias to lift the bar out of the grooves, disengaging the pins, and allowing the clevis assembly to be disengaged from the frame and facemask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles G. Holmes, Dennis G. Gallagher, William D. Olstad, William W. Hughes, III, Charles M. Edmondson, II
  • Publication number: 20110259928
    Abstract: A head-mounted computer mouse for controlling a cursor on a display of a host device is provided. The head-mounted mouse includes a hollow headpiece, a fixing member, a holding member, and a processing unit. The headpiece includes a support portion mounted therein. The fixing member is configured for mounting the headpiece on a user to prevent the headpiece from moving relative to the head of the user. The holding member includes a holding portion being worn on the head of the user and a sliding portion. The processing unit includes a displacement detecting module for detecting movement of the sliding portion relative to the support portion to determine a coordinate offset value of the sliding portion; and a communicating module for sending the coordinate offset value of the sliding portion to the host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: NING WANG
  • Publication number: 20110240702
    Abstract: A safety goggle writing utensil holder comprising a pair of safety goggles; and a writing utensil holder. The writing utensil holder is integral with the pair of safety goggles such that a writing utensil is removably-secured via the writing utensil holder. Further, the writing utensil holder is horizontally-oriented on the pair of safety goggles. The safety goggles are used for light construction tasks, optionally having ventilated frames for heavy construction and fixed, soft frame welding goggles. The writing utensil holder comprises a deformable spring-loaded clip having at least one tension fit or at least one contour-molded fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Zajac
  • Patent number: 7963426
    Abstract: An attachment receptacle (10) which can be fixed on a head covering, such as a helmet 5, of a user and has a clamping device is provided. The attachment receptacle 10 is fixed by means of a fixing component, for example having hook-like retaining brackets 9a, 9b, on the back of a head covering and is connected via a clamping element to the front or to a sighting device mounted on the front, such as a night vision device 2. The attachment receptacle 10 with the clamping device is formed in such a way that externally accessible components are integrated in the form of the receptacle, in such a way that no projecting or protruding components can cause unintentional actuation of the clamping device. The attachment receptacle 10 is furthermore advantageously formed on the head covering so as to be adjustable in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Vetronix AG
    Inventors: Edwin Grüebel, Wolfgang J. Müeller, Markus Lichtensteiger, Manfred Vith
  • Publication number: 20110127305
    Abstract: A device to adjust a position of a head-worn vision system such as a visual display apparatus in multiple directions. The device includes an adjustment assembly with a brake member and a mounting support moveably attached to the adjustment assembly in a fixed position by the brake member. The device allows simultaneous adjustment of a head worn vision system by release the brake member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Yates
  • Publication number: 20110121042
    Abstract: A stabilizing device includes a retainer, an earpiece coupled to a first end of the retainer, and a coupling member secured to a second end of the retainer. The retainer is configured for extending around the back of the head of a user. The earpiece is configured for looping around the ear of a user. The coupling member is configured for coupling to a plurality of different types of ear-mounted devices. The retainer may include first and second slidably adjustable pieces, first and second interlocking extenders, or a unitary piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Sol Weiss
  • Publication number: 20110089207
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus for a head-mounted display device is provided. The clamping apparatus comprises a pivot portion at a rear of the clamping apparatus, the pivot portion adapted to rotate in a rotation plane, a first side portion coupled to and extending in a forward direction from the pivot portion, a second side portion coupled to and extending in the forward direction from the pivot portion, wherein the pivot portion is adapted to adjust the first and second side portions through the rotation plane to a first position and maintain the first position until later adjusted, and a display device assembly coupled to the first side portion, the display device assembly extending in the forward direction from the first side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nicole Tricoukes, Patrick Riechel, Tom Roslak, Jorg Schlieffers
  • Publication number: 20110000941
    Abstract: Headgear which includes a pocket for securing a media player to the interior of the headgear. The pocket defines at least one opening configured for receiving the media player. In one embodiment, the headgear includes controls for operating the media player while the headgear is being worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: J. Patrick Volk
  • Publication number: 20100327028
    Abstract: A head-mountable apparatus mountable on a head of an observer comprises a first pressing member which presses a first portion of the head; a second pressing member which presses a second portion of the head; and adjustment unit adapted to move the first pressing member and the second pressing member to positions where the first pressing member and the second pressing member respectively press the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakabayashi, Toshiyuki Yasuda, Toshiki Ishino, Yoshihiro Saito, Toshiyuki Okuma, Kazuhide Miyata
  • Publication number: 20100012692
    Abstract: A modular helmet attachment platform for ACH and MICH helmets enables the user to attach various off-the-shelf user items that users may have in the field, such as lights, IFF devices, NVGs, and NVG accessories, to a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: BAE Systems Aerospace & Defense Group Inc.
    Inventors: Christian J. Harris, Christopher Martin Dempsey, Christopher Michael Stalzer
  • Publication number: 20100012693
    Abstract: An earpiece bracket that conveniently attaches to a cap worn by a user with length adjustment such that the distance between the cap to the earpiece is adjustable in the bracket. The attachment is pivotable so the bracket may swing the earpiece into and out of its operational position. In use, the earpiece depends in the bracket from the cap into an operational position with the speaker portion of the earpiece urged against the user's ear at the external auditory meatus. The earpiece swings into place during use and away from the ear when not use. The earpiece speaker portion is held against ear at the external auditory meatus under spring bias in the attachment of the bracket to the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: GREGORY ANTHONY WAGEMANS
  • Publication number: 20090307826
    Abstract: Embodiments of a fixture secured, securable to, or integral with the outer shell of a helmet of the type that has a bulge or protrusion on a side thereof to facilitate convenient positional adjustment, attachment and removal of multiple accessories include a fixture for securely receiving an accessory, wherein the fixture comprises a rail for slidably and adjustable receiving a plurality of accessories thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Artisent, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20090283558
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for mounting a device beneath the brim of a helmet. The apparatus defines a passageway that is sized to receivingly engage the device, and further defines an aperture pattern arranged to align with a preexisting threaded fastener pattern on the helmet to operably position the bracket beneath the brim not extending substantially beyond an outer edge of the brim. A flexible portion of the apparatus is selectively engageable to transmit a force to the flexible portion of the bracket to operably reduce the size of the passageway and thereby frictionally affix the bracket to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: DSA Designs LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Wanzer
  • Patent number: 7484646
    Abstract: An index bracket assembly positions an external apparatus on a facemask having top and side portions extending to lower corners. A U-shaped frame connected to the external apparatus has top and side openings and a U-shaped bearing surface having orthogonally extending feet at its opposite ends. The U-shaped bearing surface extends along the top and side portions and the feet abut against the lower corners of the facemask. A three-point harness has a top strap connected to the top opening and side straps are connected to the side openings. The top strap and side straps each have a separate adjustable buckle component connected together for tightening them and pulling the U-shaped bearing surface against the top and side portions of the facemask. A layer of compliant material on the U-shaped surface elastically yields to the top and side portions of the facemask to prevent slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles Holmes, Dennis Gallagher, William D. Olstad, William W. Hughes, III
  • Publication number: 20080291277
    Abstract: A head mounted support system for a head mounted apparatus. The apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, receiver and a controller. The controller is configured to control the transmitter for sending and receiving control signals to and from an external device via the wireless interface. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's dominant eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space, while enabling the user to send and receive audible information or music. The head mounted support system may include an ear loop, and a housing for storing one or more functional components of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20080272161
    Abstract: A supporting means to support various articles up to and against a person's head comprising of a band (A) of suitably resilient material that can be bent to approximate the shape of a person's head and fitted with components (B1, B2) that interface with the person's head and articles to be supported (B3) and by remaining static in bent shape performs its function without clamping or spring tightening to be worn by and remain upon a person's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Glenn Roche
  • Publication number: 20080054033
    Abstract: A pencil or pen holder which comprises an elasticized band formed into a loop that may be sewn to or attached by means of a clip or staple to a hat or cap. The elasticized loop grips the writing implement securely and is attached to the rim on a side of the hat for quick and convenient access to the writing implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Oden Synness
  • Patent number: 7156536
    Abstract: A light holder for a brimmed helmet of the type worn by firefighters. The holder has an aperture for receiving the barrel of a light. A mounting slot extends angularly with respect to the aperture so when the slot is engaged with the brim, the light is maintained at eye level disposed below the brim and in an out-of-the-way position to minimize the possibility of snagging. Set screw or other fasteners may be provided for securement of the light to the holder and the holder to the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Christopher McCorkle
  • Patent number: 7107624
    Abstract: A headmount apparatus for mounting vision enhancement equipment thereon which is comprised of a mounting shell having at least one pad and having at least one mounting surface to which the vision enhancing equipment is mounted, where at least one pad is configured to contact the user's head. The headmount apparatus is also comprised of at least one elastic strap which is attached to the mounting shell for securing the mounting shell to the user's head. The headmount apparatus for mounting vision enhancement equipment thereon could alternatively be comprised of at least one mounting frame for attaching vision enhancement equipment, at least one hardware mounting surface for accepting the mounting frame, and a hood configured to fit over a user's head where the hood is made at least in part from an elastic material and which contains the hardware mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair R. Dobbie, Charles D. Willey, Steven A. Brillhart
  • Patent number: 6912727
    Abstract: A head harness for supporting a night vision device is provided. The head harness includes a frame assembly and padding coupled to the frame assembly. The padding is configured to contact at least one of a forehead and a cheek of the face of a user of the head harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Harrison L. Buchanan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6857134
    Abstract: A personal cooling device adapted for suspension from the rear strap of a cap. The device includes an elongated pouch member configured to hold a coolant pack, and a suspension member extended above an open upper end of a second side of the pouch. Fastening means are provided such that the suspension means can be looped over the strap of the cap and secured to the pouch, thereby securing the pouch on the cap. A second suspension member, extending from a side of the pouch, can be used to hang the device from a cap in a horizontal configuration. A coolant pack enclosed in the pouch cools the user. To prevent pooling of coolant gel, the coolant pack preferably has a plurality of closed compartments. The device can be used in an exchange system in which warm packs are replaced with frozen packs, such as for a rental fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Jed Cowell
  • Patent number: 6792619
    Abstract: An implement holder to be attached to a cap, hat, clothing or other item is provided. The holder is a single unit, which can be integrated into the construction of the cap, hat, clothing or other item or removably attached to the outer surface of the article. The two sides of the unit are attached and form a loop for receiving a pencil, pen or other elongated implement. The unit additionally contains an adjustable flap for receiving the temple of eyewear, including glasses, sunglasses, or protective eye gear. The outer side of the unit is smooth and is designed to receive identifying or advertising indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: David Todd Morris, Phillip Everett Brooks