Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention provides a glove for golf having a hand shaped body with a palm region, a back hand region, four finger regions, a thumb region, and an opening defined by the palm region and the back hand region at an opposite side of the four fingers regions to receive a hand. The golf glove further has an inner layer made of a sweat resistant material, such as polyester and an outer layer made of a durable material, such as leather where both the inner layer and the outer layer cooperatively form the hand shaped body. The golf glove also has a plurality of air pockets and openings on fingers and at back hand region for increased air permeability. The golf glove further has raised textures on the fingertips on the palm region for providing better grip.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTProtective eyeshields have two lenses, which are interconnected at their proximal ends by an adjustable nose-bridge and are releasably connectable at their distal ends by two conjugate connecting straps. The lenses have a longitudinal convex curvature so that they follow the contours of the wearer's face. They are substantially trapezoidal in shape, tapering from the proximal end to the distal end. The lenses are made of a light-weight semi-rigid plastic, such as plexi-glass, and may be clear transparent or tinted. Plastic foam padding is provided along the longitudinal edges of the lenses to cushion the area of contact between the lenses and the wearer's face. The weight of the lenses is support from below by four support struts, two of which are nose supports and two which are cheek supports. Each of the support struts integrally comprises a stem element and a contact pad element.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTPersonal-size instantly-facile light-weight apparatus, configured without umbrella-typical eye-and-face injuring protrusions, the apparatus includes quasi-equatorial membrane structure capable of resting on a person's shoulders, when an attached-thereto arching tensile-supported membrane structure is over the person's head and torso. For use, apparatus unfolds from metastable-flat storage configuration to extended tensile-arched configuration, and user passes his/her head through quasi-equatorial membrane's opening; thereby covering user by overarching membrane structure. Material for overarching membrane may be for rain-shelter, sun-shade, UV-filter, and/or according to heat reflection, absorption, and insulation characteristics. For improved pedestrian safety, apparatus trim is preferably retro-reflective, or fluorescent colored; thus providing proximate motor-vehicle drivers with contrast enhanced visibility of apparatus-wearing children, pedestrians, road workers, traffic officers, and bicycle riders. Other apparatus sizes and uses are also disclosed.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present description provides an ear muff attachment assembly. An exemplary ear muff attachment assembly (100) includes a housing (110), an ear muff (130), an arm (120) having first and second end regions, the first end region positioned within the housing and the second end region attached to the ear muff, and a spring (150) engaged to the housing and the first end region of the arm. The arm is rotatable about a first axis of rotation between a first position and an intermediate position, and about a second axis of rotation between the intermediate position and a second position.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, such as a hockey, lacrosse, football or other sports player. The helmet may have various features to protect the wearer's head against impacts, such as linear impacts and rotational impacts. For example, pads of the helmet may be movable relative to one another in response to an impact on the helmet. The helmet may comprise a frame comprising a plurality of frame members carrying respective ones of the pads and configured to move relative to one another in response to the impact to allow relative movement of the pads.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention relates to a device that stabilizes and/or protects the head and spine from injuries. An immobilization device includes one or more pillars with multiple segments that protect the head and spine of a user. The pillars typically run along the part of the head and spine and pelvis that the device protects. A cable or wire runs through these segments in the pillars. By design, when the pillars of the invented system are not activated and the system is in normal use, the pillars are designed to be as flexible as possible and allow full physiologic motion of the protected body part. Activation of the system confers rigidity to the system and prevents or lessens harmful, non-physiologic motion of the body part intended to be protected. The present invention also encompasses a immobilization device with cables used to guide the deployment of rigid tubes to stabilize and protect the head of the user. The present invention further includes segments with flat guide protrusions for increased stability of the pillars. The immobilization device can further include rigid tubes that extent to receivers when they are activated, and which can also be used to stabilize and protect the head or neck of the user.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTVarious helmet systems as well as their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a helmet system includes an anchor and a carrier that include corresponding interlocking features that interact to support and maintain an orientation of the carrier relative to the helmet shell when mounted thereon. In another embodiment, a helmet system includes a carrier connected to a helmet shell, and an accessory attachment mount that is selectively connected to the carrier. In yet another embodiment, a helmet system includes a connection and corresponding alignment features between a helmet shell and an accessory attachment mount to both support and maintain an alignment of the accessory attachment mount when it is attached to the helmet shell.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present disclosure provides a hat and a hat brim length adjusting method, which can solve the problem that the hat brim length of the existing sunscreen hats cannot be adjusted in real time. The present hat comprises a hat body and a hat brim which is retractable in length; the hat further comprises a power supply, an adjustment unit and a detection unit; wherein the detection unit is used for detecting relations between a position of the sun and a position of a wearer's face in real time; and the adjustment unit is used for adjusting a length of the hat brim according to the detection result. The hat brim length of the present hat is adjustable, so that the hat not only can block the sun for the wearer but also can provide a good sight angle for the wearer.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA display cover for a graduation cap includes: a central portion formed of a stretchable material, the central portion supporting one or more indicia-forming materials; and an edge surrounding the central portion and defining an opening with a surface area smaller than a surface area of the central portion, at least one of the central portion having an at least partial curve such that an interior recess is formed therein, the interior recess reconfigurable to receive a mortar board of the graduation cap, wherein the central portion provides a barrier between the indicia-forming materials and the graduation cap.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA necktie having one or two openings or slots in the necktie body to facilitate tying and setting the length of the front section, or “blade” of the necktie and allowing the blade and the tail of the necktie to be arranged more easily than with a conventional necktie, with embodiments having the slot extending approximately parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the necktie, alternate embodiments having the slot set at an acute angle to the longitudinal centerline of the necktie, alternate embodiments having two slots positioned approximately parallel to one another and extending along or at an acute angle from the longitudinal centerline of the necktie, alternate embodiments having the slot(s) inset in an enclosed mechanism, such as a zipper, to allow for the fine-tune adjustment of the slot's location along the length of the necktie, alternate embodiments including an insert, such as a grommet or eyelet to reinforce the edge(s) of the slot(s), alternate embodiments having buttonhole stitching to reinforce the edge(s) of the slot(s), alternate embodiments in which the tail is of sufficient length to fall vertically against the torso after tying, and alternate embodiments in which the tail is cropped short either to show as a tab at the collar adjacent the slot, or to be tucked beneath the collar and not to show.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention relates to an article of manufacture useful as an aftermarket product for fuel and electric vehicle (EV) and, more particularly, for a hand protective device and system and/or method to protect the user from contacting germs, hazardous contaminants, grime, electrocution, and/or other potentially harmful conditions, e.g. while fueling a petroleum and/or an electric powered vehicles. The device and system may be formed in the glove-shape with a fastener means (e.g. from hook and loop fabric) having a hook portion disposed on, for example, a gas cap of a car and/or on a cover of the charging connector and a loop portion 132 affixed or otherwise fastened to the palm portion of the glove. The device and system may further include an opening in a side opposite the palm portion to allow the hand to be slidably inserted easily using a tab located at a wrist portion.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA glove that is less prone to slip on the hand, and/or that provides for better tactile sensation, and/or that provides a better outer grip. The glove has an outer surface, an inner surface, and one or more of: ridges, an inner grip material, and one or more sensory windows at places where greater tactile sensation is desired. The inner grip material friction with the skin and/or is tacky to help maintain the glove in position on the hand. The glove may also include an outer material and/or throwing grip material.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention relates to a wearable device particularly adapted for use with an individual connected to a medical device by tubing or a cord, which allows the wearer to move freely, but prevents the tubing from disconnecting from the person or the medical device via a securing attachment that restricts the movement of the wearable device's wearer to a distance shorter than the length of the tubing connecting the wearer to the medical device. The wearable device may also contain containment members to secure excess lengths of tubing. The wearable device can allow access to the wearer's body without removing the wearable device from the wearer.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA draping system and apparatus protects the clothes of a wearer. The system and apparatus include a jewelry-like securing mechanism configured to resemble a choker-style or chain-style necklace. The system and apparatus also include a fabric member configured in dimensions and shape to cover a wearer's front from neck to waist. The fabric member may be configured with a pocket along its top edge for inserting the securing mechanism to removably attach the fabric member. The securing mechanism is configured to secure and maintain the fabric member around the wearer's neck, such as by enlarging the opening of the choker-style necklace or clasping the exposed ends of the chain-style necklace. Such securing of the fabric member enables it to flow down from the wearer's neck to protectively cover the wearer's front.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn apparatus is disclosed, having an attachment mechanism for attaching a base material to a body part of a wearer. The apparatus further includes a padding layer overlaying the base material, and a plurality of scales. Each scale of the plurality of scales is independently attached to the padding layer, each scale either at least partially overlapping or at least partially underlying one or more adjacent scales to enable flexible adherence to a shape of the body part of the wearer.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA halter bib athletic garment is described herein. A halter bib athletic garment may be removed or lowered without removing a jersey by simply pulling a halter strap over the head of a wearer. One or more embodiments of a halter bib allow wearers to more readily urinate or have a bowel movement because the halter bib may be easily lowered or removed. A halter bib athletic garment may include a lower body section, a chamois coupled to the lower body section, and an upper body section. The upper body section comprises a halter strap forming a portion of a loop of a head opening on the upper body section. The halter strap includes two front side portions and a rear side portion positioned between the front side portions. The rear side portion is coupled to the athletic garment only with the front side portions of the halter strap.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA device for warming a first arm and shoulder of a wearer includes a single arm portion and a torso portion. The single arm portion is configured to substantially cover the first arm of the wearer from the shoulder to a position beyond an elbow of the first arm. The torso portion is connected to the single arm portion.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA hand drying garment for drying hands during athletics and other situations is provided. The hand drying garment comprises a garment having a front side, a rear side, a pair of sides. A section of absorbent material is mounted to the garment. The section of absorbent material provides a hygienic and effective method of removing perspiration from hands.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA wetsuit is provided which comprises (a) a first central region comprising a first material and having a first thickness; and (b) a second lateral region comprising a second material and having a second thickness. The buoyancy per unit area of the first region is greater than the buoyancy per unit area of the second region.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA combination includes a shirt and a component configured for removable attachment to the shirt. The component is selected from the group consisting of a collar and a cuff. The combination includes the component, which has an edge and at least one first fastener affixed along the edge, and the shirt, which has at least one second fastener affixed thereto and defines at least one shirt opening. The at least one first fastener is configured to releasably engage the at least one second fastener to removably attach the component to the shirt.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention discloses an auto darkening mask which comprises a weld cap and a filter mechanism, wherein the filter mechanism includes a lens module, a connecting line and a regulating system; and the weld cap is provided with a visible window. The lens module is assembled inside the weld cap and is opposite to the visible window of the weld cap. The regulating system is located at the outside of the weld cap and connected with the weld cap, and the lens module is connected with and controlled by the regulating system through the connecting line. The auto darkening mask is very convenient to regulate and saves labor.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA 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.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention is a shock absorbing face guard for reducing an impact force by a user. The segmented face guard has a hub wearable by a user or mountable to a helmet, and a face bar having a portion slidably associated with the hub. The hub includes a hub magnetic element featuring a first pole. The face bar portion received in the hub includes a face bar magnetic element featuring a first pole oriented toward the first pole of the hub magnetic element. The first pole of the face bar magnetic element is of a same pole as the first pole of the hub magnetic element so as to produce a magnetic repulsion force at a predetermined distance therebetween. Connection bars can be articulately between face bars so as to provide additional impact absorption, and to support the face bars while allowing independent movement of the face bars.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA protective impact-absorbing headgear liner and impact sensing system for use with various types of helmets and protective gear or clothing. The lining material has unique impact absorbing properties to additionally protect a wearer from impact related injuries. The headgear liner has a band and crown which are variously shaped and positioned to received impact-absorbing pads. The position of the pockets depends on the helmet style. In one example the liner is a stretchable material. Impact absorbing pads as described herein may be used in a variety of clothing and protective gear to protect from impact injury. Examples are football shoulder ads, thigh pads, bicycle helmets and the like. The liner may also be an expanded foam. A preferred pad material is a gel containing a thermoplastic elastomer. The impact sensing system utilizes an impact sensor assembly to sense the force of impact received and transmit the data to a personal electronics device running an application program to process and display sensor data. Other data such as temperature or the like provided by other ancillary sensors may also be processed by the application program.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA helmet configured to protect a human head against mild traumatic brain injury upon impact includes an outer shell and a liner consisting of pairs of fluid fillable flexible fluid chambers fluidly connected to each other by fluid connections between each of the pairs of fluid fillable flexible fluid chambers being spaced on opposite sides of the helmet and configured to fill a space between the head and the outer shell when the helmet is positioned on the head. Impact resistant flexible pads are also inside the liner and are spaced around an inner circumference of the outer shell adjacent to each of the fluid fillable flexible fluid chambers. A flexible inner shell inside the liner is configured to fit closely on the head. The flexible fluid chambers are configured to compress in response to impacting of the helmet on an impact side and to force liquid through the fluid connections to inflate fluid chambers on an opposite side of the helmet thereby cushioning the head against a rebound impact on the opposite side.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTCombination knitted hat and earphone assembly includes knitted hat including double-knitted bucket portion of elastic fabric defining therein head-receiving space for putting onto the user's head, brim portion extended from the bucket portion around the head-receiving space of the knitted hat and two storage pockets disposed inside the double-knitted bucket portion and respectively defined therein storage chamber and opening, and earphone set including two earphone speakers respectively inserted through the openings into the storage chambers of the storage pockets and two transmission wires extended from the earphone speakers and terminating in respective electrical signal input end for connection to control device that is mounted in the folded brim portion outside the double-knitted bucket portion, or external mobile electronic device being carried by the user. Thus, the user can use the earphone set to listen to music when the knitted hat is put on the head to keep the head warm.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present disclosure relates to a stitched garment comprising a stitched background, a stitched pattern sewn into the background, and an opening through which an article can be inserted. The opening is integrated into the stitched pattern such that the opening is hidden from view by the stitched pattern.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA multilayered hair wrap and related methods. In one embodiment, the multilayered hair wrap comprises a hydrophobic shell portion substantially defining an outer surface of the multilayered hair wrap, and an absorbent liner portion secured to the hydrophobic shell portion, the absorbent liner portion substantially defining an inner surface of the multilayered hair wrap.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA double-layered hair wrap/bathing cap keeps the hair up and away from the face and nape of the neck. A first stretchable layer confines the hair while a second waterproof layer protects the confined hair from getting wet and/or soiled from facial or bathing products.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA decorative mask is used as face covering in masquerade, comprising an inverted U-shaped headband with resilient and holding function configured to wear around a user's head; a covering piece positioned on and connected with the headband by a connector; said covering piece defined as a mask; the connector including a first end arranged in one end thereof and connected in a center of a bottom end of the headband; a second end arranged in the other end thereof and connected in a center of a top end of the covering piece; and an resilient part integrally connected between the first end and the second end; the covering piece tended to return to its original position by the connector after opening it, thereby wearing securely, quickly reducing its volume, and compacting for easy storage.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA sound insulation structure for a garment is disclosed. The sound insulation structure includes a first layer comprising a sound absorbing material, and a second layer configured to be at least one of sound reflecting and sound diffusing.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA garment may be built with a compartment in or adjacent to the neck collar to mount and immobilize a personal audio device, and provide for the routing of audio transducers and wires. The configuration of the mounting provides for an unobtrusive listening experience for the user, is readily removable to allow for garment cleansing and personal audio player maintenance, maximizes the potential for freedom-of-motion required in various sports-related activities, and addresses safety issues not accounted for in the prior art. The garment may also be equipped with a mechanism (such as a hook and loop closure) to capture and immobilize audio transducers and wires when not in use.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA novel towel modified by a slit partially down the middle of the towel creating a v-neck opening. The embodiment of a fastener mechanism located on the innermost upper edges of the slit for secure connection of the towel to be wearable around the user's neck allowing the hands to be free.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA pants system including a patch insert which is inserted in a pocket inside the pants and shows through an opening on front surface of pants. The opening can be positioned relative to knee portion of the pants. The insert can include a coupling member around an edge thereof for connecting to a coupling member formed on an inner surface of the pocket.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA garment structure is provided to lift glutei and thin hips. The structure includes a belt, a front part, and a rear part joined to the front part by leg side seams and inner thigh seams. The rear part includes at least two polygon-shaped deformable elastic bands. Each deformable elastic band has a side joined to a leg side seam and a side joined by a final lower seam part arranged into the cleft between the glutei and affecting the inner thigh seam. The bands are linked starting from an adjoining point of the inner side seam to at least a point lying in the area under the line passing through the center of the glutei.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA gripping fabric and method for construction thereof is provided. A fabric structure that defines an inner surface and an outer surface is created. The fabric structure or the gripping fabric is configured to conform to a user's body part for constructing a garment, for example, a sock. The inner surface is proximal to a user contact surface and distal to an external contact surface. The outer surface is proximal to the external contact surface and distal to the user contact surface. A gripping material is selectively applied on the inner surface and/or the outer surface of the fabric structure. The gripping material on the inner surface and the outer surface of the fabric structure adheres to the user contact surface and the external contact surface respectively, thereby providing grip between the user contact surface and the fabric structure, and grip between the fabric structure and the external contact surface.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn undergarment includes at least one panel of stretchable loop material. The panel of stretchable loop material is connected to a main body of the undergarment such that it can stretch around one side of wearer's waist or hip. The stretchable loop material is configured such that it can releasably connect to a plurality of engaging elements. The engaging elements can be hooks of a hook-and-loop fastening system. The undergarment is configured such that it can be easily concealed beneath clothing and can be easily positioned and removed by a wearer. A method of disposing an undergarment includes rolling or folding the main body of the undergarment and tying panels of stretchable loop material around the rolled or folded portion to encase the rolled or folded portion between the panels of stretchable loop material.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA shirt or garment to be worn by a person and having a flip-up panel that is connected to a front panel of the shirt or garment, wherein the flip-up panel is movable between a lowered position in which it substantially covers the front panel to a raised position in which a portion of the front panel previously covered by the front panel is exposed and the flip-up panel substantially covers a face of the person.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA protective undergarment comprising a waist portion comprising an elastic material and being dimensioned to be snugly worn about a waist of a body and of a wearer, a pair of leg portions comprising an elastic material and extending from the waist portion, each leg portion dimensioned to encircle a leg of the wearer's body and comprising an ankle portion comprising a cut-resistant material, and impact absorbing pads connected to a back side of each of said leg portions configured to protect a back of the wearer's legs, the impact absorbing pads comprising a lower pad to protect a calf portion of the wearer's legs.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA knitted or woven garment configured for sensing movement of an adjacent underlying body portion of a wearer of the garment via one or more sensors, the garment including a garment body including a plurality of fibres knitted together to form a layer of the garment, the garment layer for positioning adjacent to the underlying body portion when worn by the wearer; one or more electrical connectors attached to the garment body, the one or more electrical connectors for facilitating receipt and transmission of electrical signals between a controller and the one or more sensors when the controller is connected to the one or more electrical connectors; a conductive pathway consisting of one or more conductive fibres incorporated in the garment layer by knitting as part of the plurality of fibres, the conductive pathway electrically connected to the one or more electrical connectors and to the one or more sensors; each of the one or more sensors incorporated in the garment layer by knitting as part of the plurality of fibres, each of the one or more sensors knitted using a plurality of conductive fibres electrically connected to the one or more conductive fibres of the conductive pathway; wherein the controller is configured to measure changes in at least one of resistance or capacitance of the one or more sensors as representative of the movement of the underlying body portion when positioned adjacent to the one or more sensors.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present patent application discloses a weld mask, which has a weld cap, a protection plate, a filter and a press block. The weld cap has a through-hole. A scaleboard pedestal is installed on the edge of the through-hole. The scaleboard pedestal raises towards the inside of the weld cap and encompasses the through-hole. The protection plate, the filter and the press block are installed in the scaleboard pedestal successively. A raised snap-gauge is installed on the outside of the scaleboard pedestal. The snap-gauge includes a hole. An elastic snap joint is installed on the edge of the press block. The snap joint includes a hook and a reducible resilient trip. The top and bottom of the resilient trip connect with the press block and the hook respectively.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA fixed structure for the constricting band of snow goggles includes a goggle frame, a constricting band and a fastening member combined together. The goggle frame has two sides respectively provided with an insert slot and a hooking portion; the constricting band has two sides respectively fixed with a fastening body of the fastening member, and the fastening member consists of a hooking seat and the fastening body. In assembling, the hooking seat is inserted in the insert slot of the goggle frame and clasped with the hooking portion and then, the fastening body at the two sides of the constricting band is inserted in the hooking seat and positioned therein. Thus, the fixed structure for the constricting band of snow goggles can be stably combined and impossible to fall off.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention is directed, in part, to a device and methods for securing a hat onto a wearer's body during times of vigorous physical activity or during times in which the wearer is in windy or other conditions in which his hat might be lost. In particular, the invention includes a hat, a leash and a cuff wherein the cuff is attached to the leash, and the leash is in turn, is attached to the hat. The cuff is secured to the wearer's arm, ankle, or other appropriate body point, or alternatively, can be attached to a section of the wearer's clothing. The invention is intended to secure the hat so that when the hat is blown off the wearer's head and body during times such as surfing, running and the like, the hat is not lost to the elements because the hat is physically secured to the wearer by means of the cuff and the leash.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA system and method for easily and frequently checking the gas bladder pressure levels in a sports player's helmet and refilling them to maintain optimum head protection for the player. The system and method involve an electronic hand-held gas pump that wirelessly communicates with an adjacent wireless device that comprises a software application for controlling pump operation. The software application allows a user to build a player helmet profile that automatically displays current gas pressure in the gas bladder to which the pump is currently connected. The system and method establish a preferred gas pressure level for every bladder in the helmet when the helmet is being worn and when the helmet is not being worn. Spreadsheets for an entire team can be generated, not only depicting the preferred gas pressure levels but time/date data for periodic checks in order to maintain every bladder to its preferred gas pressure level.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA motion restrictor device is operable to be worn with a protective helmet to reduce the risk of head or spine injury caused by injurious movement of the helmet. The device includes a helmet-engaging component supported on a harness. The component presents helmet-engagement surfaces positioned on opposite sides of the neck of the user. The component is operable to yieldably bias each of the helmet-engagement surfaces toward the helmet when the device is worn, such that contact with the helmet is maintained as the helmet-engagement surface shifts through a range of motion. The device also includes a brake assembly that restricts shifting of at least one of the helmet-engagement surfaces in response to injurious movement of the helmet.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA helmet features a fixed length vertical extension, originating at the rear-bottom-center of the helmet, with height adjustable features at the bottom of the extension, connected to a fixed bracket, at the rear-top-center of current state-of-the-art shoulder pads or shoulder harness. The fixed In-place helmet is located above the head, without contact, and permits the wearer to move his head in all directions. A shock absorbing cap is worn and fills a portion of the space between the top of the head cap and the inside of the helmet, leaving sufficient room for head motion. There are no moving parts in the assembled system. The vertical helmet extension when attached to the shoulder pad bracket will resist elongation or compression along the vertical axis when impacted, but undergo flexure displacement in any lateral direction, followed by shape recovery after impact.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA multipurpose head wear device with a pocket to conveniently store items during activities is disclosed. The pocket in the multipurpose head wear device makes it easy to store items that head wear device would otherwise be cumbersome to hold or store in traditional pockets. This invention is particularly useful for runners who need to bring multiple items from a start line to a finish line.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA hat including a crown with a base. An outer headband layer is affixed to the crown at the base by a base seam that extends around a circumference of the crown. an inner headband layer is affixed to the outer headband layer at a position opposite the base to define a circumferential pocket between the outer headband layer and the inner headband layer. A rail has a T-shaped cross section disposed in the pocket. The T-shaped cross section is defined by a stem and an arm. The rail is affixed to the outer headband layer and the inner headband layer by a first rail seam through the stem, the outer headband layer, and the inner headband layer. The rail is further affixed to the outer headband layer by a second rail seam only through the outer headband layer and the stem. A bill has a track with a figure four shaped cross section affixed thereon. The track has a channel that receives and retains the rail therein to guide the bill around the crown.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA cushioned device wrapped around the knot, bow and free ends of a woman's swimsuit strings (e.g., on a bikini) to eliminate pain and discomfort by preventing the knot from digging into the wearer's skin. The device is defined by a square or rectangular main body having a first side, an opposite second side, a top edge and a bottom edge. The main body includes a core formed of a foam material or other cushioning material, and an outer cover completely enclosing the core and formed of an elastic synthetic fiber, such as spandex material. The device is rolled into a sleeve around the knot, bow and string ends and is secured in place by cooperating hook and loop fasteners on the opposing sides of the main body.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure than changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and/or side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. In some embodiments, slits are formed in the textile.