WO2007093348A1 - Protective head covering - Google Patents

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WO2007093348A1
WO2007093348A1 PCT/EP2007/001188 EP2007001188W WO2007093348A1 WO 2007093348 A1 WO2007093348 A1 WO 2007093348A1 EP 2007001188 W EP2007001188 W EP 2007001188W WO 2007093348 A1 WO2007093348 A1 WO 2007093348A1
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Franz Brückl
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers ; Other protective head coverings
    • A42B3/04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
    • A42B3/0406Accessories for helmets
    • A42B3/0433Detecting, signalling or lighting devices
    • A42B3/044Lighting devices, e.g. helmets with lamps

Abstract

The invention relates to a protective head covering for cyclists, skiers, cross-country skiers, roller skaters or inline skaters, with a protective structure (12) formed from stiffened portions (14) spaced apart from one another, and with at least one illumination device (20, 32) which, as seen in the wearing direction, is held in each case on the front and rear of the head covering (10). In this case, the illumination devices used are LED lamps (20, 32) of which at least one is arranged in recesses and/or openings (18) provided between the stiffened portions (14) of the protective structure (12).

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Protective headgear

The invention relates to a protective headgear for cyclists, skiers, cross-country skiing, roller skaters or inline skate, formed with a Deten from each other beabstan- stiffeners protective structure and be seen at least one in Tragerich- tung each front and rear of the headgear held lighting device.

A head covering of the aforementioned type is known from DE 203 19 126.9 U1. In this headgear is a rigid protective helmet, on the outside of a plurality of lamps are attached as lighting devices.

This known protective helmet is suitable for example for skiers, which is in poor weather conditions such as fog or heavy snowfall, are on the road, and for a lighting especially in terms of better mutual recognition of great importance. For bikers; rer, the known protective helmet is particularly suitable because they are the one hand, required by law to equip their bikes with appropriate lighting devices that make it possible in the dark on the one hand the cyclists to recognize obstacles on time and without any doubt, and on the other hand other road users, for example, facilitate motorists to detect a cyclist in the dark time. The same applies to roller skaters and inline skaters who move on public transport ground. Both mountain bikes as well as off-road wheels and road racing bikes konsfruktionsbedingt often suitable illumination devices are missing. Thus, the lighting device can not be used for mountain bikes dynamos for operation because of the coarse tread frequently. For skiers, skaters and scooter Iniineskatern contrast, there is no way to provide suitable illumination devices. Here, the invention described in DE 203 19 126 U1 comes in. So the number of them, the protective headgear takes particular with cyclists, mountain bikers, roller skaters, inline skaters and skiers during their sporting activities carry more and more. The combination of Kopfbede- ckung and illuminator are met in a simple and elegant way simultaneously two functions, namely to provide adequate protection, and the provision of a suitable lighting.

Starting from this prior art, it is an object of the invention to provide a protective headgear which is compared with the known headgear improved, and in particular ensures a greater protection for the user.

This object is positioned by a headgear with the features according to arrival spruchi and in particular in that the lighting devices LED lamps, and that at least one of the LED lamps in provided between the stiffeners of the protective structure recesses and / or openings.

In the inventive headgear (LED = Light Emitting Diode) may be used as an illumination device LED lamps. An LED lamp in accordance with the invention in particular an accommodated in a housing LED is understood with or without their own power supply. Such LED lamps are characterized by a relatively high illuminance with minimal power consumption while having simultaneously compared to conventional lighting equipment extremely light weight and therefore an extremely low volume. These characteristics of LED lamps, namely the high power density, low weight and the low volume of construction put essential to the invention criteria. Thus, it is possible by the high power density, low weight and low volume of construction, the lighting devices in the protective structure to integrate the head covering, in which the LED lamps are positioned in the recesses and / or openings, which are formed between the stiffeners of the protective structure.

As protective headgear in this context are both stei- fe protective helmets having formed of rigid stiffening ribs rigid helmet structure and elastic headgear, for example, protective covers for cyclists, understood. In the latter, the stiffeners of the protective structure by suitably reinforced and padded portions are formed, which are derived acting on the headgear forces and prevent in this way a punctiform introduction of force ge effect on the wearer's head.

By arranging the LED lamps in recesses and / or openings between the struts of the protective structure, the LED lamps do not protrude over the predetermined contour by the protective structure of the headgear. This will on the one hand prevents the LED lamps may be damaged or torn off, for example during a fall, on the other hand it is prevented that the LED bulbs are pressed into the interior of the protective headgear.

Further advantageous developments emerge from the description, the dependent claims and the drawing.

In a particularly preferred embodiment, the LED lamps are secured to the stiffening of the protective structure. This is particularly advantageous if the stiffeners themselves have a high rigidity, so when the headwear is formed as a protective helmet. The then rigid struts provide sufficient stability for the fixture, which can, for example by riveting or gluing. Particularly advantageous is in this embodiment, when the LED lamps releasable screws, for example by esterification or by clamping, are attached to the stiffeners. In this way, is a very simple replacement of LED lamps, for example, during maintenance, possible. Moreover, there is a correspondingly high flexibility in production. Thus, headgear may be provided which are provided with corresponding receptacles for the LED lamps without the LED lamps are mounted. These can be recruited example Later it as a retrofit kit.

Of particular advantage, it is in the previously described embodiment, further, if at least one of the LED lamps, preferably as seen in the carrying direction forwardly disposed LED lamp, is movably attached to the stiffening of the protective structure. In this way, the LED lamp can be adjusted by loading user in a desired manner. For example, a cyclist may adjust the forwardly disposed LED lamp at its head covering so that the light beam irradiated through the steering wheel and illuminates the area immediately in front of its front. A skier can, for example, the intended rear LED lamp, which is preferably light red to the horizontal viewed upwardly inclined so that it is easily recognizable in the area of ​​the back for other skiers.

In an alternative embodiment of the headgear, the LED lamps are are held on a common carrier network, which is to be attached to the headgear such and smartly onto the headgear, that the LED lamps in the recesses and / or openings of the protective structure angeord- net and are retained in these defined. This embodiment has the particular advantage that the LED lamps can be attached to the headgear for example, only at nightfall or in poor weather conditions, when not in use, however protected be carried. Furthermore, a subsequent finishing according to this invention is laid out headgear is possible in this way.

Particularly preferably, the headwear is formed as a protective helmet in which the protective structure is formed from a plurality of stiffening ribs fixed helmet structure. The helmet structure is preferably formed of a suitable plastic material, and in addition in accordance with softer at the inside of the rigid helmet structural plastic materials such as polymeric foams, polystyrene and the like, are provided so that the user of a hand, has and a pleasant feel on the other hand occur in a crash forces effective are attenuated. The stiffening ribs are preferably glass fiber rods, plastic rods or metal inserts, reinforced by embedded into the material of the protective helmet stiffening elements. If the LED lights attached to the stiffeners is also proposed to see introduced into the stiffeners stiffening elements such as threads or openings vorzu- where the housing of the LED lamps can be fixed easily.

It is further proposed in the previously described embodiment as continuing to provide on the helmet structure correspondingly shaped receptacles into which the LED lamps are detachably inserted. This further development of the hat is particularly suitable when the LED lamps are held on a common carrier network. Preferably, the LED lamps are clamped by correspondingly provided locking lugs or clamping edges into the prepared for this purpose recordings. If the LED lamps movable, they are movably supported on a base, which in turn examples in the receiving game as held by jamming.

May be releasably attached to the helmet structure formed as a helmet headgear an accessory, so Viewed in carrying direction forward to be fixed blinds, such as a sunscreen, it is proposed to provide the accessory with at least one LED lamps.

In general, it is particularly advantageous if each LED lamp is equipped with its own power supply. This makes it possible to actuate the LED lamps independently. This is for example with skiers an advantage that only arranged when visibility is poor rear, pre- preferably want more active red LED lights, but do not want to use the front LED lamps, so as not to interfere with one's vision.

Preferably, the LED lamps are formed so exclusively with its own power supply that they weigh less than 50 grams. In this way, the comfort of the headgear is not compromised despite the provision of LED lamps is ensured. Due to the weight of the LED lamps, the weight gain of the protective helmet is insignificant and hardly noticeable.

Further, it is possible, at least two LED lamps voltage supply on a common chip to be connected. The power supply, a reconstruction chargeable accumulator or a battery, for example, can be carried and connected by a cable connection with a provided in the headgear distribution by the user on his clothing, such as a belt, on which the LED lamps are connected. Alternatively, isolated from the voltage can also be integrated into the headgear supply. Furthermore, a combined use of LED lamps with their own power supply and LED lamps is proposed with central power supply. It is particularly advantageous when several white bright LED lamps are provided at the front of the headgear that can be voltage supply fed by a common chip and one together on and off while the back provided on the headgear LED lamp over its own power supply features.

The invention reference to two embodiments will be explained in detail with reference to the drawings. In which:

Fig. 1 is a front view of a first embodiment of a protective helmet according to the invention, are shown in the three front, built into the helmet structure, pivotally mounted, white emitting LED lamps; Figure 2 is a rear view of the protective helmet of Figure 1, in which a rear built into the helmet structure, red LED lamp is shown..;

3 is a sectional view of a section along the longitudinal axis of symmetry through the helmet of Figures 1 and 2..;

4 is an enlarged side view of the pivotally mounted front of the helmet LED lamps with base.

Figure 5 is an enlarged plan view of that shown in Figure 4 LED lamp..; and

Fig. 6 is a side view of a second embodiment of a protective helmet with a held on a pivotable bracket LED lamp.

Fig. 1 shows a front view of a protective helmet according to the invention has 10. The protective helmet 10 is a rigid helmet structure 12 which is formed of several extending from front to rear stiffening ribs 14. The stiffening ribs 14 are arranged with distance to each other that recesses 16 and through-holes are formed on the helmet structure 12 eighteenth Three of the openings 18 are used in the exemplary protective helmet 10 as vents and at the same time as receptacles for three LED lamps 20, as Fig. 3 shows.

The LED lamps 20 are equipped with white glowing LEDs and have their own power supply.

In Figs. 4 and 5, one of the three LED lamps 20 is shown enlarged. The end face and the shell of each LED lamp 20 is provided by a an internal thread (not shown) formed sleeve 22 which is screwed onto a hollow cylindrical ULTRASONIC housing 24 of the LED lamp 20th In the housing 24 is a button cell (not shown) added as a power supply, currency rend in the sleeve 22, a luminous means, in this case an LED, is maintained. To enable the LED, only the sleeve 22 has so far on the housing 24 are screwed that the LED comes into contact with the powered from the button cell with current contact points. If the LEDs are switched off again, the sleeve must be 22 only as far solved until the LED the con- tact points not touched. By a likewise not shown seal which is arranged between the sleeve 22 and the housing 24, the penetration of water or moisture in the LED lamp 20 is prevented.

The housing 24 is received in a socket 26, which in turn is pivotally mounted by a shaft 28 to two stiffening ribs 14, which delimit the opening 18, in which the LED lamp 20 is accommodated. The LED lamps 20 are so held in the openings 18 that intersect their radiation axes at an intermediate pivot position in a common point.

Thus, the LED lamp is the one hand, steamed held in the helmet structure 12 20, the LED lamp on the other hand, remains in the set pivoted position, on both sides of the base 26 are bonded to the reinforcing ribs 14, two in the middle perforated, elastic washers 30, which the base 26 it with slight prestress between the two stiffening ribs 14, said axis being mounted with their ends in the central hole disks 30 28th Thereby causing elastic see material of the discs 30 for a sufficient prestressing. On the other has the elastic material of the disks 30 has a high coefficient of friction so that the LED lamp 20 remains in the respectively set pivotal position.

In Fig. 2 is a rear view of the protective helmet 10 is shown. In the lower third of the protective helmet 10 is another rear LED lamp 32 is provided centrally. The LED lamp 32 is formed in a manner corresponding to the LED lamps 20 described above, but has a red emitting LED on. As shown in FIG. 3, the rear LED lamp 32 is held with its housing in a through hole 34 which is enclosed by a exploded in the region of the passage opening 34 stiffening rib 14. In order to prevent rotation of the rear LED lamp 32 whose housing is provided with a rectangular cross-section with which the LED bulb is held in the through hole 34 32nd

In use, the user can activate the front LED lamps 20 and the rear LED lamp 32 by rotating the sleeves 22 on or off. Further, the user has the possibility to pivot the front LED lamps 20 relative to the helmet 10 to home to be able to illuminate a desired area 10 in front of the protection.

In FIG. 6, a second embodiment of a protective helmet according to the invention 40 for skiers is shown. The helmet 40 has a the reinforcing rib 14 shown in Fig. 2 in the first embodiment, a seat 44 delimited on the upper side of the protective helmet 40 rearwardly extending stiffening rib 42 which, similarly, in which a red LED lamp is clamped 46th

Further, a pivotable panel 48 is releasably secured to the ski helmet 40 to which a forward facing LED lamp 50 is kept to illuminate the forward region.

The inventive head covering a number of advantages are achieved. The adjustable and individually adjustable lighting, especially the rear, a high level of security is provided. For example, the ski helmet with lighting. In fog insbesonder children and beginners of skiing, or groups early on. This momentous clashes on the ski slopes can be avoided.

By the very light weight of the LED lamps, the weight gain of the headgear of the invention is insignificant and hardly noticeable. The security which offers a bicycle helmet with integrated lighting, can be life-saving in many cases when driving downhill at an increased speed. So the headgear invention is especially for users of mountain bikes and off-road wheels of great importance. A dynamo is for technical reasons because of tire patterns in such types of bikes are often not applicable. When using the headgear invention the cyclist may, if he suddenly, comes a variety of reasons for a bike ride in the dark, activate its lighting and so avoid following heavy falls particularly in inaccessible terrain.

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10 Helmet

12 helmet structure

14 stiffening ribs 16 recesses

18 holes

20 front LED lamps

22 sleeve

24 housing 26 base

28 axis

30 slices

32 rear LED lamp

34 through opening

40 Helmet

42 stiffening rib

44 Shooting

46 rear LED lamp

48 panel 50 front LED lamp

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1. Protective headgear for cyclists, skiers, cross-country skiing, roller skaters or inline skate, having a of spaced gussets (14; 42) formed protective structure (12) and seen at least one in carrying direction at the front and the rear (to the headgear 10; 40 ) lighting held device (20, 32; 46, 50), characterized in that the lighting devices LED lamps (20, 32; 46, 50) and that at least one of the LED lamps (20, 32; 46, 50) in between the stiffeners (14; 42) of the protective structure (12) provided recesses (44) and / or openings (18) is arranged.
2. A head covering according to claim 1, characterized in that the LED lamps (20, 32; 46, 50) to the stiffeners (14; 42) of the protective structure (12), preferably releasably secured.
3. A head covering according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that at least one of the LED lamps (20; 50), preferably as seen in the carrying direction forwardly disposed LED lamp (20; 50) movably attached to the stiffeners (14; 42) the protective structure (12) is attached.
4. A head covering according to claim 1, characterized in that the LED lamps are held on a common carrier network, which is to be attached to the headgear such and smartly onto the headgear, that the LED lamps in the recesses and / or openings of the protective structure are arranged (12) and retained in these defined.
5. A head covering according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized gekennzeich- net that the headwear is a helmet (10; 40) and that the protective structure is a of a plurality of stiffening ribs (14; 42) formed solid helmet structure (12).
6. A head covering according to claim 5, characterized in that the LED lamps (46) releasably held in this provided receptacles (44), as preferential clamped.
7. A head covering according to claim 6, characterized in that on the helmet structure an accessory (48) is detachably secured, vorzμgsweise into carrying direction forward to be fixed sun protection, and that the accessory (48) with an LED lamp (50) is equipped.
8. A head covering according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one of the LED lamps (20, 32; 46, 50) is equipped with its own power supply.
9. A head covering according to claim 8, characterized in that the LED lamp (20, 32; 46, 50) with its own power supply weighs less than 50 grams.
10. Headgear according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least two LED-lamps are connected to a common power supply, and that the voltage supply is preferably integrated into the headgear.
11. Headgear according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one as seen in the carrying direction forwardly disposed LED lamp (20; 50) is movably adjustable so that the LED lamp (20; 50) illuminates a predetermined range during operation ,
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