Race car driver helmet/head restraint

  • US 6,499,149 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2001
  • Issued: 12/31/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A restraint device for controlling the head and neck of a wearer during a frontal crash of a vehicle comprising:

  • at least one anchor strap having a first end positionable along the back of the wearer and a second end positionable between the legs of the wearer;

    a first attachment means attached to said first end of said anchor strap for, directly or indirectly, releasably attaching to a helmet;

    a second attachment means attached to said second end of said anchor strap for, directly or indirectly, releasably attaching to a seat belt assembly; and

    wherein said anchor strap is placed in tension when the vehicle is subjected to a frontal impact whereby the head and neck of the wearer is restrained from snapping forward by said anchor strap.

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