US 9,808,043 B2
Protective fluidic-transfer helmet
Jared Vance, Westminster, MD (US); and Benjamin Arbaugh, Westminster, MD (US)
Filed by Jared Vance, Westminster, MD (US); and Benjamin Arbaugh, Westminster, MD (US)
Filed on Aug. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/837,572.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/043,348, filed on Aug. 28, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0058094 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. A42B 3/00 (2006.01); A42B 3/12 (2006.01)
CPC A42B 3/122 (2013.01) 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A protective helmet, comprising:
a hard plastic shell having a front, opposing sides, and a rear, and a hole there through at said rear adapted to be positioned proximate an occipital bone of a wearer; and
an internal inflatable rubber bladder comprising an elongate rubber tube having a length and a constant circular cross-section along its entire length with constant diameter within a range of between 1.95-2.25″, sealed at opposing ends, and a valve equidistant from said opposing ends, the inflatable rubber bladder being configured inside said hard plastic shell with equal-length branches defining two identical diametric lobes on said opposing sides of said hard plastic shell and joined together at said rear, said valve being mounted in the hole of said hard plastic shell.