US 9,813,799 B2
Modular headset with pivotable boom and speaker module
Raymond Gecawicz, Acton, MA (US); and William Kyle, Reading, MA (US)
Filed by Raymond Gecawicz, Acton, MA (US); and William Kyle, Reading, MA (US)
Filed on Jan. 5, 2016, as Appl. No. 14/988,220.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/100,027, filed on Jan. 5, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0198254 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. H04R 1/10 (2006.01); H04R 5/033 (2006.01); H04R 1/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04R 1/1041 (2013.01) [H04R 1/083 (2013.01); H04R 1/1008 (2013.01); H04R 1/1058 (2013.01); H04R 5/033 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
19. A modular headset comprising:
a microphone boom module with a microphone boom with a proximal portion and a distal portion and a microphone retained by the distal portion of the microphone boom;
a headband module;
a hub disposed on one of the headband module and the microphone boom module and an aperture in the other of the headband module and the microphone boom module for selectively receiving the hub in a pivotable engagement wherein the hub is annular;
positive and negative electrical contact surfaces disposed over at least a portion of the hub or the aperture; and
electrical contacts that project from the other of the hub and the aperture to travel along the annular positive and negative electrical contact surfaces when the microphone boom module and the headband module are engaged with the hub received in the aperture;
a locking mechanism for selectively retaining the hub within the aperture wherein the locking mechanism comprises a bracket retained within the aperture wherein the bracket is selectively operable to fix the hub within the aperture by rotation of a setscrew.