TODAY’S PATENT – FACE GUARD MOUNT FOR HELMET
The FACE GUARD MOUNT FOR HELMET was invented by Robert Zide (Williamstown, WV) on the 1st of February 1983, bearing patent number US4370759A.
This invention relates to face guard for helmets and the like. More particularly, it relates to face guard mounts for athletic helmets, such as football and hockey helmets.
Shock absorbing mounts for the face guard of a helmet having a substantially rigid shell and being connected to the shell allow substantial movements of the face guard relative to the helmet shell in response to forceful blows on the face guard. The mount protects the head of the wearer of the helmet from severe shocks and also prevents severe deformation of the helmet shell likely to crack it. The mount can be installed at all points of attachment of the face guard to the helmet to provide a resilient anchorage for the face guard without loss of security.