US 9,808,064 B2
Headband
Tristan Edward Taylor, Bolton, MA (US)
Assigned to Bose Corporation, Framingham, MA (US)
Filed by Bose Corporation, Framingham, MA (US)
Filed on Mar. 26, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/225,998.
Prior Publication US 2015/0272292 A1, Oct. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. H04R 5/033 (2006.01); A45D 8/00 (2006.01)
CPC A45D 8/00 (2013.01) [H04R 5/0335 (2013.01); A45D 2008/002 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A headband for holding one or more earphones against a head of a wearer, comprising:
a slider that supports an earphone;
a generally tubular cushion assembly having an inside and an outside, the generally tubular cushion assembly constructed and arranged to flex in at least a longitudinal direction, the generally tubular cushion assembly comprising a structural tube having an inside, an outside, and an end, and a continuous tubular flexible cover for slipping over the structural tube, where the continuous tubular flexible cover is held in tension and defines at least some of the outside of the cushion assembly, where the continuous tubular flexible cover has an engaging portion that is located in the inside of the structural tube, wherein ends of the continuous tubular flexible cover are retained in place relative to the structural tube while the body of the continuous tubular flexible cover is free to move relative to the structural tube, and where the continuous tubular flexible cover is located over at least some of the end of the structural tube; and;
a ring located at least in part inside of the structural tube, where the engaging portion of the continuous tubular flexible cover is located between the ring and an interior surface of the structural tube the ring comprising a face that is located just outside of the end of the structural tube, wherein the continuous tubular flexible cover is located between the face of the ring and the end of the structural tube, and,
wherein the cushion assembly is engaged with the slider so as to allow relative movement between the slider and the cushion assembly, where the slider is located at least in part inside of the cushion assembly.