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1. US20180263820 - PROTECTIVE HEADWEAR WITH AIRFLOW

Office United States of America
Application Number 15989052
Application Date 24.05.2018
Publication Number 20180263820
Publication Date 20.09.2018
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61F 9/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
9Methods or devices for treatment of the eyes; Devices for putting in contact-lenses; Devices to correct squinting; Apparatus to guide the blind; Protective devices for the eyes, carried on the body or in the hand
04Eye-masks
06Masks, shields, or hoods for welders
A42B 3/28
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
42HEADWEAR
BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
3Helmets; Helmet covers
04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
28Ventilating arrangements
CPC
A42B 3/283
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
42HEADWEAR
BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
3Helmets; Helmet covers ; ; Other protective head coverings
04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
28Ventilating arrangements
281Air ducting systems
283Air inlets or outlets, with or without closure shutters
A61F 9/068
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
9Methods or devices for treatment of the eyes; Devices for putting-in contact lenses; Devices to correct squinting; Apparatus to guide the blind; Protective devices for the eyes, carried on the body or in the hand
04Eye-masks ; ; Devices to be worn on the face, not intended for looking through; Eye-pads for sunbathing
06Masks, shields or hoods for welders
068with supply or suction of gas, air or smoke inside or outside the welding hood
Applicants ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
Inventors William P. Gardner
Nishank R. Patel
Eric T. Sommers
John Mehnert
Title
(EN) PROTECTIVE HEADWEAR WITH AIRFLOW
Abstract
(EN)

In one aspect, a protective headwear is provided and includes an outer shell, a first shell duct coupled to the outer shell and including a first exhaust port, and a second shell duct coupled to the outer shell and spaced apart from the first shell duct. The second shell duct includes a second exhaust port. The protective headwear also includes a manifold positioned externally of the outer shell and configured to divert airflow into at least a first portion of airflow and a second portion of airflow. The manifold includes a first diversion member coupled to and in fluid communication with the first shell duct to provide the first portion of airflow to the first shell duct, and a second diversion member coupled to and in fluid communication with the second shell duct to provide the second portion of airflow to the second shell duct.