05713082 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 17 patents.

An improved helmet constructed with a rigid shell having a soft outer covering which absorbs impacts and disperses energy thereby protecting the wearer of the helmet, as well as protecting the impacting object. When used for contact sports such as football, this covering is effective in preventing injuries resulting when the helmet is used as a striking object. The covering may be applied in segmented pieces or as a continuous layer around the shell which forms a solid frame-like structure. A face mask can also be covered with soft, durable covering and be mounted in such a manner to allow the covering to act as a shock absorber against sliding of the mask due to external forces.

Title
Sports helmet
Application Number
8/615703
Publication Number
5713082
Application Date
March 13, 1996
Publication Date
February 3, 1998
Inventor
Nicole Durr
Palm Beach
FL, US
Aldean Burdett Bassette
Palm Beach Gardens
FL, US
Agent
McHale & Slavin
Assignee
A V E
FL, US
IPC
A42B 3/00
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