Integrated fit and retention system

  • US 10,219,577 B1
  • Filed: 09/12/2017
  • Issued: 03/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A helmet comprising:

  • a helmet body comprising an interior and an exterior opposite the interior;

    a first front hanger and a second front hanger coupled to the helmet body through an interior surface of the helmet body;

    at least one rear hanger coupled to the helmet body through the interior surface of the helmet body;

    a first end of a first strap coupled to the first front hangar proximate a front of the helmet body and a first end of a second strap coupled to the second front hanger proximate the front end of the helmet body;

    a second end of the first strap coupled to the at least one rear hanger proximate a rear of the helmet body and a second end of the second strap coupled to the at least one rear hanger proximate the rear of the helmet body;

    wherein the first and second strap each form a shaped loop below respective first and second sides of the helmet body;

    an elastic fit strap coupled between the first strap and the second strap below a lower edge of the helmet body proximate the rear of the helmet body such that the elastic fit strap sits below an occipital lobe of a wearer of the helmet when the helmet is worn by the wearer;

    wherein the first and second straps are formed of a material more rigid than the elastic fit strap; and

    a chin strap coupled to at least the first strap.

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