07036151 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 44 patents.

The present invention provides a face guard for a sports helmet having at least two ear holes. The face guard includes a main body having an arrangement of elongated members. The face guard also includes a pair of quadrilateral projections for securing the face guard to the helmet, wherein the projections are integral with and extend from the main body. The projections are positioned below the ear holes in the helmet when the face guard is secured to the helmet. Also, the projections are positioned adjacent a lower edge of the helmet when the face guard is secured to the helmet. The projections are positioned below a rear lower edge of the helmet when the face guard is secured to the helmet. Each projection has first and second vertical members that are configured to engage a connector that secures the face guard to the helmet. Furthermore, each projection includes a first and second substantially horizontal members that, when combined with the first and second vertical members, define a rectangle or a trapezoid.

Title
Face guard for a sports helmet
Application Number
10/975191
Publication Number
7036151 (B2)
Application Date
October 28, 2004
Publication Date
May 2, 2006
Inventor
Nelson Kraemer
Mt. Prospect
IL, US
Ralph J Infusino
Bloomingdale
IL, US
Thad M Ide
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Wallenstein Wagner & Rockey
Assignee
Riddell
IL, US
IPC
A42B 1/00
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