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US20120047636A1
US20120047636A1 US13/199,247 US201113199247A US2012047636A1 US 20120047636 A1 US20120047636 A1 US 20120047636A1 US 201113199247 A US201113199247 A US 201113199247A US 2012047636 A1 US2012047636 A1 US 2012047636A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers ; Other protective head coverings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B1/00Hats; Caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/22Hats; Caps; Hoods adjustable in size ; Form-fitting or self adjusting head coverings; Devices for reducing hat size
    • A42B1/225Hats; Caps; Hoods adjustable in size ; Form-fitting or self adjusting head coverings; Devices for reducing hat size with openings for hair
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/08Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions
    • A63B71/10Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the head
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2102/00Application of clubs, bats, rackets or the like to the sporting activity ; particular sports involving the use of balls and clubs, bats, rackets, or the like
    • A63B2102/14Lacrosse

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A sports helmet includes a soft casing having a plurality of holes to allow for proper aeration, and a rear orifice to allow for hair pieces, such as pony tails, to extend from a wearer's head therethrough so as not to interfere with the operation of the helmet or distract the wearer from play. The helmet also contains a front edge which is particularly shaped to conform to the top edge of protective eyewear to eliminate any unprotected gap between the helmet and the eyewear.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application is related to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 61/402,108, which was filed on Aug. 24, 2010, and is entitled “Sports Helmet”, the disclosure of which is hereby incorporated by reference and on which priority is hereby claimed.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to protective helmets, in particular, anatomically conforming sports helmets.
  • 2. Description of the Prior Art
  • Conventionally, protective helmets are used in a wide variety of sports such as football, hockey, skiing, cycling and men's lacrosse. These helmets, which may vary in design based upon the risk factors of a particular sport and the desired level of protection, offer an effective means for limiting and preventing traumatic head and spinal cord injuries. In many team sports, such as lacrosse, football and hockey, the entire team is required to wear a helmet. One of the deciding factors in determining whether helmets are mandatory or optional for the individual members of a team is the risk that the helmet itself poses to other players.
  • For example, lacrosse and hockey involve high speed movements of players, sticks and balls/pucks. Helmets for these sports are constructed of foam cushioning encapsulated by hard rigid plastic shells. The hard shells prevent damage to the internal cushioning from the repetitive impacts of balls, pucks and sticks. Additionally, the hard rigid plastic shells protect the athlete from serious impacts resulting from other athletes' helmets, which also can cause injuries in the form of fractures, cuts and abrasions to an unprotected athlete.
  • Consequently, some sports that do not require helmets, such as women's lacrosse, actually prohibit individual team members from wearing helmets for supplemental protection due to the increased risk of injury to the non-helmet wearing athletes. Hence, either the entire team wears helmets or no one on the team may wear a helmet.
  • With respect to the construction of protective helmets, conventional helmets often have a “one size fits all” type design in which straps and lacing may be tightened and loosened to make the helmet conform to the athletes head as closely as possible. However, due to a wide variety of anatomical differences among athletes in general, even the best conventional helmet often shifts and bounces during high activity movements. As a result, some athletes are forced to sacrifice comfort in favor of safety and over-tighten their helmets. Furthermore, athletes with long hair are forced to put it in a “pony tail” like arrangement which creates discomfort on the back of the head where the pony tail protrudes. When the athlete's hair is placed in this arrangement, the pony tail protrusion may prevent the conventional helmet from properly conforming to the head of the athlete.
  • Athletes with vision impairment or who desire eye protection often wear protective eyewear. However, conventional helmet designs are limited in their ability to facilitate the retaining straps coupled to protective eyewear. As with pony tail type hair arrangements, protective eyewear includes a retaining strap that creates a bulge on the sides and back of the athlete's head. When a conventional helmet is forced over the protective eyewear, comfort and safety are compromised.
  • The present invention provides a novel protective helmet that comfortably conforms to, and protects, an athlete's head while providing means for accommodating protrusive hair styles and protective eyewear.
  • OBJECTS AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • It is an object of the present invention to provide protective headgear for a sports athlete.
  • It is another object of the present invention to provide a sports helmet that has a soft casing and a hair extension orifice for use with sports athletes, such as women lacrosse players.
  • It is still another object of the present invention to provide a sports helmet worn by athletes and which is particularly shaped to conform to the shape of goggles also worn by athletes so as to eliminate or minimize any gap between the helmet and the goggles.
  • In accordance with one form of the present invention, a sports helmet (which encompasses protective headgear used in many different athletic activities) includes a continuous, molded casing formed from a vinyl-sealed, closed cell, foam-like material. The casing has a top side, a front side, a rear side situated opposite the front side, and two opposite lateral sides. The front and rear sides are integrally joined to the lateral sides, and the top side is integrally joined to the front and rear sides and to the two opposite lateral sides. The top side, front and rear sides and opposite lateral sides together define a cavity to receive the head of a sports player so that the helmet provides protection to the sports player's head when worn by the sports player. The helmet further includes a pair of ear loops, a respective ear loop of the pair of ear loops being attached to a corresponding lateral side of the casing and extending therefrom.
  • These and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description of illustrative embodiments thereof, which is to be read in connection with the accompanying drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a rear elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention.
  • FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention.
  • FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 6 is a right side elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, with protective goggles situation thereon.
  • FIG. 7 is an exploded top left perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention and protective goggles.
  • FIG. 8 is a top left perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 9 is a rear left perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 10 is another rear left perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 11 is a rear left perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, worn by a sports player, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 12 right side elevational view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention, worn by a sports player, with protective goggles situated thereon.
  • FIG. 13 is a partially exploded, bottom right perspective view of the sports helmet formed in accordance with the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • The sports helmet 2 (which includes protective headgear useable in many different athletic activities) formed in accordance with the present invention preferably includes a non-rigid casing 4 having a front 6, back 8, top 10 and two oppositely disposed sides 12, 14. The casing 4 is shaped to define a cavity 16 therein to conform to the general anatomy of an athlete's head.
  • A pair of semi-hemispherical chin strap extension ear loops 15 are attached to, and extend downwardly from, each side 12, 14 of the casing 4. The ear loops 15 may be fixedly or detachably joined to an exterior or interior surface of the casing 4 by adhesive, sewing, chemical bonding, using clips or other fasteners, including plastic stud/clips and plastic/nylon washers, or by any other means or method. One end of each loop 15 is situated more forward the front of the helmet than is found on conventional protective helmets. Each chin strap extension loop 15 preferably defines an opening 18 which is positioned over the athlete's ears so not to limit audible transmissions. The chin strap extension loops 15 are interconnected by an adjustable chin strap 20 that is positioned under the athlete's chin. The chin strap 20 may be shortened or lengthened by an adjustment clip 22 to secure the sports helmet 2 to the athlete's head and prevent inadvertent movement of the helmet. Although the adjustment clip 22 is the preferred method for adjusting the chin strap, it is envisioned to be within the scope of the present invention to use other similar type methods and devices such as Velcro™, buckles, lacing or snaps.
  • In another embodiment, the chin strap 20 is further comprised by two mating first and second sections 48 and 49, respectively, and a chin strap securing device 50, as shown in FIG. 7. Each of the first and second sections 48, 49 has a first and second free end 51, 52 which are secured to corresponding ear loops. The chin strap securing device 50 is comprised by attachable and detachable mating first and second portions 53 and 54, respectively. The first portion 53 of the chin strap securing device 50 is secured to the second free end 52 of the first section 48 of the chin strap. The second portion 54 of the chin strap securing device 50 is secured to the second free end 52 of the second section 49 of the chin strap 20.
  • The non-rigid casing 4 of the sports helmet 2 formed in accordance with the present invention is preferably formed from a vinyl-sealed, closed cell, foam-like material preferably about three-eighths of an inch (⅜″) to about three-quarters of an inch (¾″) in thickness, and even more preferably, about one-half of an inch (½″) in thickness, over at least portions thereof so as to provide shock absorption protection to the athlete's head as well as offer protection to other athletes from inadvertent collisions between the sports helmet 2 and other unprotected athletes. More specifically, the casing 4 may be uniformly formed of the foam or foam-like material so as to provide protection on an inner surface 24 thereon, the inner surface being in communication with the head of the athlete wearing it, and an opposite outer surface 26. The rigidity and flexibility of the foam casing may be modified to the specific sport the helmet is to be used for. For example, high impact sports such as lacrosse and hockey may benefit from a relatively more dense foam casing to protect the athlete, while in less active sports such as wrestling or rollerblading, a softer, less rigid casing may be preferred.
  • The sports helmet 2 formed in accordance with the present invention may be formed in a variety of different sizes. It is envisioned that four (4) sizes may properly conform to the majority of athletes' heads; however, it is possible to create more sizes to fit uniquely sized persons. The casing 4 may be easily modified to conform to any athlete's anatomy, even athletes with musculoskeletal abnormalities.
  • In a second embodiment of the present invention, the sports helmet 2 may include a plurality of aeration holes 27 formed through the thickness of the casing 4 and situated at one or more of the front 6, back 8, top 10 and two oppositely disposed sides 12, 14 of the casing 4. The aeration holes 27 allow the release of heat and perspiration from the athlete as well as provide a path for air to travel and circulate between the athlete and casing 4. The casing 4 also preferably includes a larger access hole 28 in the back portion 8 thereof. The access hole 28 may accommodate hair arrangements such as a pony tail which may be inserted through the access hole to allow the inner surface 24 of the casing 4 to properly conform with the head of the athlete, as shown in FIGS. 9 and 10. The helmet 4 may also include a plug 41, adapted to be received by and fill the larger access hole 28, as shown in FIG. 10. The plug 41 may be used if an athlete does not require use of the large access hole 28 for a hair piece and would like that part of their head protected. The outer surface of the plug 41 may include one or more Velcro™ fastening strips 43, which are engagable with one or more mating Velcro™ fastening strips 45 attached to the portion of the helmet defining the access hole 28 to secure the plug 41 within the hole 28.
  • In a third embodiment of the present invention, the sports helmet 2 may further include a contoured, convex front upper edge 30 formed in the outer surface 26 of the front portion 6. The contoured edge 30 is preferably shaped to conform to the slightly concave, upper edge 47 of standard protective eyewear 31 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 5, such as sports goggles, for women's lacrosse. More specifically, the convex front upper edge is defined by opposite side edge portions 53, and a central edge portion 55 (see FIG. 7) interposed between the opposite side edge portions 53. The central edge portion 55 extends downwardly to a greater extent than the opposite side edge portions 53. Conventional protective helmets are cut straight across in the front above the wearer's eyes, thus leaving an unprotected gap between the front edge of the helmet and the top edge of the protective eyewear, or goggles. With the preferred form of the helmet 2 of the present invention described above, the front edge 30 of the helmet meets the top edge 47 of the goggles, leaving no gap therebetween, as shown in FIG. 5.
  • In another embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIG. 13, the sports helmet 2 may further include a pair of chin strap extension ear loops 33 attached to, and extending downwardly from, slots 37, 39 formed in the thickness of the lower edges of the helmet on each side 12, 14 of the casing 4. Each loop 33 comprises a flattened first free end 34, a flattened second free end 35, and a body 36 extending therebetween. In the embodiment shown in FIG. 3, the ear or chin strap extension loops 15 are preferably formed as a unitary piece of flexible plastic material, such as polyethylene. In this embodiment, the ear loops or chin strap extension loops 33 are preferably formed from a three-quarter inch (¾″) nylon strap or web whose center portion 36 is folded over transversely or rolled up about itself widthwise and sewn together, leaving a rounded (in transverse cross-section) center portion 36 and two axially opposite flattened first and second free ends 34, 35.
  • The flattened first and second free ends 34 and 35 of each loop 33 are received by and attach to first and second slots 37 and 39, respectively, of the casing 4, on each side 12, 14. The loops 33 can be attached to the casing 4 by a variety of methods, including using an adhesive or sewing a portion of the first and second ends 34, 35 to a surface of the casing or within the slots 37, 39. These chin strap extension loops 33 can be interconnected by an adjustable chin strap 20 that is positioned under the athlete's chin, such as described previously with respect to the embodiments shown in FIGS. 3 and 7.
  • As shown in FIG. 2, the sports helmet 2 may further include a securing device 32 mounted on the outer surface 26 of the casing's back portion 8 and cooperating with the strap of protective eyewear, or goggles, worn by the athlete. The protective eyewear strap may be stretched across the outer surface 26 of the casing, along the sides 12, 14 and the back 8, and the strap securing device 32 may be used to secure the strap to the helmet, which in turn secures the protective eyewear to the athlete. The strap securing device 32, as shown in FIG. 2 of the drawings, may be formed of a variety of materials and structures. Preferably, the strap securing device 32 is formed of Velcro™ hook and loop fastening material which is adhesively secured to the outer surface 26 of the casing 4 and which attaches to a mating Velcro™ hook and loop fastener (not shown) mounted on the strap of the protective eyewear to secure removably the protective eyewear strap to the helmet 2. Although the preferred means of securing the eyewear strap to the helmet is a Velcro™ fastener, the strap securing device 32 may also take other forms, such as snaps, clips, buckles or lacing.
  • Although illustrative embodiments of the present invention have been described herein with reference to the accompanying drawings, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to those precise embodiments, and that various other changes and modifications may be effected therein by one skilled in the art without departing from the scope or spirit of the invention.

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1. A sports helmet, which comprises:
a continuous, molded casing formed from a vinyl-sealed, closed cell, foam-like material, the casing having a top side, a front side, a rear side situated opposite the front side, and two opposite lateral sides, the front and rear sides being integrally joined to the lateral sides, and the top side being integrally joined to the front and rear sides and to the two opposite lateral sides, the top side, front and rear sides and opposite lateral sides together defining a cavity to receive the head of a sports player so that the helmet provides protection to the sports player's head when worn by the sports player; and
a pair of ear loops, a respective ear loop of the pair of ear loops being attached to a corresponding lateral side of the casing and extending therefrom.
2. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein the casing has a thickness of about one-half inch (½″) over at least a portion thereof.
3. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein the front side of the casing includes a lower edge, the lower edge having opposite side edge portions and a central edge portion interposed between the opposite side edge portions, the central edge portion extending downwardly to a greater extent than the opposite side edge portions.
4. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein a plurality of aeration holes are formed through the thickness of the casing, the aeration holes being in communication with the cavity defined by the top side, front and rear sides and opposite lateral sides.
5. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein a hair access opening is formed through the thickness of the casing and is in communication with the cavity to allow a portion of a wearer's hair to extend therethrough.
6. The sports helmet according to claim 5, which further comprises:
a plug, the plug being dimensioned to be received by the hair access opening and being removably securable therein, the plug having a first Velcro™ hook and loop fastening material situated on an exterior surface thereof, the casing having a mating second Velcro™ hook and loop fastening material situated on an exposed surface thereof in proximity to the hair access opening and engagable with the first Velcro™ hook and loop fastening material to secure removably the plug within the hair access opening.
7. The sports helmet according to claim 1, which further comprises:
a chin strap, the chin strap being joined to and extending between the ear loops.
8. The sports helmet according to claim 7, wherein the chin strap is formed from two mating first and second sections, each of the first and second sections having a first end which is secured to a corresponding ear loop, and a second free end; and
wherein the sports helmet further comprises:
a chin strap securing device, the chin strap securing device having attachable and detachable mating first and second portions, the first portion of the chin strap securing device being secured to the second free end of the first section of the chin strap, and the second portion of the chin strap securing device being secured to the second free end of the second section of the chin strap.
9. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein each ear loop includes axially opposite flattened free ends, and a central portion interposed between the flattened free ends, the central portion being rounded in shape in traverse cross-section; and
wherein each opposite lateral side of the casing has an exposed edge in which is formed two spaced apart slots, the flattened free ends of a respective ear loop being received by corresponding slots of a lateral side of the casing to secure the ear loop to the casing.
10. The sports helmet according to claim 9, wherein each ear loop is further secured to the casing by at least one of adhesively joining the flattened ends of each ear loop to the casing and sewing the flattened ends of each ear loop to the casing.
11. The sports helmet according to claim 1, wherein the casing has a thickness in the range of about three-eighths inch (⅜″) to about three-quarters inch (¾″) over at least a portion thereof.
12. In combination:
a sports helmet, the sports helmet including a continuous, molded casing formed from a vinyl-sealed, closed cell, foam-like material, the casing having a top side, a front side, a rear side situated opposite the front side, and two opposite lateral sides, the front and rear sides being integrally joined to the lateral sides, and the top side being integrally joined to the front and rear sides and to the two opposite lateral sides, the top side, front and rear sides and opposite lateral sides together defining a cavity to receive the head of a sports player so that the helmet provides protection to the sports player's head when worn by the sports player, the sports helmet further including a pair of ear loops, a respective ear loop of the pair of ear loops being attached to a corresponding lateral side of the casing and extending therefrom, wherein the front side of the casing includes a front edge, the front edge having opposite side edge portions and a central edge portion interposed between the opposite side edge portions, the central edge portion extending downwardly to a greater extent than the opposite side edge portions; and
protective goggles, the protective goggles having an upper edge, the upper edge being of a complementary shape to that of the front edge of the helmet, the upper edge of the protective goggles, when worn by a sports player also wearing the helmet, being situated adjacent and in close proximity to the front edge of the sports helmet such that there is substantially no gap between the front edge of the sports helmet and the upper edge of the protective goggles.
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