Title:
Detachable V-shaped visor wiper apparatus for protective helmet
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A helmet includes a windscreen with a housing for holding a windscreen wiper device being positioned in a chin portion of the helmet. A motive power fitting is provided for a windscreen wiper head and a windscreen wiper rod. The motive power fitting is fixed inside a casing. The windscreen wiper rod coordinates with a fixing axle with one side of the windscreen wiper rod being connected to the conveying portion of the motive power and the other side of the windscreen wiper rod being connected to the windscreen wiper head. The windscreen wiper device on the windscreen wiper head is tightly fixed on the protection windscreen on the protection helmet. The windscreen wiper device includes a power supply with the output being connected to the motive power device. The helmet may be used by a driver on a rainy or foggy day for increasing safety during such weather.



Inventors:
Chen, Ka Wai (Hong Kong, CN)
Application Number:
12/068319
Publication Date:
08/07/2008
Filing Date:
02/05/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/427, 15/250.3
International Classes:
A42B3/26
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Primary Examiner:
YOON, JANE SUJIN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A helmet with a removable windscreen wiper, comprising: a protection windscreen positioned on a protection helmet; a housing for a windscreen wiper device positioned at a chin portion of the protection helmet; a removable windscreen wiper device for operatively positioning in the housing of the windscreen wiper device, said removable windscreen wiper device including an outer casing, a motive power device, a windscreen wiper head and a windscreen wiper rod, said motive power device being fixed inside of the outer casing of the windscreen wiper device, the windscreen wiper rod being operatively connected to a fixing axle, one end of the windscreen wiper rod being connected to a conveying portion of the motive power device, the other end of the windscreen wiper rod includes a fixed windscreen wiper head with a wiper on the wiper head being tightly fixed to the protection windscreen of the helmet; and a power supply on the windscreen wiper device with an outputting end being connected to the power supply end of the motive power device.

2. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, wherein a front portion of the protection windscreen is in the shape of a flat “V.”

3. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, and further including a connecting rod and a conveying rod in the windscreen wiper device, the windscreen wiper rod being connected with the moving one end of the conveying rod, the other end of the connecting rod being connected with an end of the conveying rod, and the other end of the conveying rod is connected with the conveying portion of the motive power device.

4. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, wherein the power source can be a pluggable battery, or a power supply outlet, or a combination outlet for both a power supply outlet and a pluggable battery.

5. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 2, wherein the power source can be a pluggable battery, or a power supply outlet, or a combination outlet for both a power supply outlet and a pluggable battery.

6. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 3, wherein the power source can be a pluggable battery, or a power supply outlet, or a combination outlet for both a power supply outlet and a pluggable battery.

7. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, and further including a switch operatively positioned between the power supply and the motive power device.

8. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, wherein the connector of the windscreen wiper device and the protection helmet can be connected by a buckle.

9. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, wherein the connector of the windscreen wiper device and the protection helmet can be connected by a screw nail.

10. The helmet with a removable windscreen wiper set forth in claim 1, wherein the connector of the windscreen wiper device and the protection helmet can be connected by a plug.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application claims priority under 35 USC 119 to Chinese Patent Application No. 2007-20118473.7 filed on Feb. 6, 2007 the entire contents of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is directed to a helmet, especially a helmet with a replaceable windscreen wiper.

2. Description of Background Art

At the present, a motorcycle is commonly used by the public as a tool for transportation. A driver normally wears a protective helmet when driving a motorcycle due to regulations of various transportation departments. A helmet will also increase the safety with respect to the driver. In addition, in the recent years, power assisted bicycles have been developed which have a tendency to replace traditional bicycles. Wearing a protection helmet is also normally necessary for driving a power assisted bicycle.

Protection helmets currently on the market are mostly available with a rotatable windscreen. However, on a rainy day, the windscreen on the helmet can only function to prevent the rain drops from hitting the face, not the helmet. When the rain drops form on the windscreen of the helmet, they reduce the vision of the driver. This adversely affect the driving of the motorcycle and also may cause danger.

SUMMARY AND OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

To solve the problem relating to the above inconvenience of the protection helmets during rainy days, an embodiment of the present invention provides a new helmet on which a windscreen wiper is fix for the convenience of a driver to use during a rainy or foggy day.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a helmet with a protective windscreen is provided with a removable windscreen wiper fixed to a front portion of the helmet that is provided to protect the chin of the driver. A housing for a removable windscreen wiper device includes an outer casing, a motive power device, a windscreen wiper head and a windscreen wiper rod. The motive power device is fixed inside the casing of the windscreen wiper device, while the windscreen wiper rod works with the fixing axle. One side of the windscreen wiper rod is connected to the conveying portion of the motive power device and the other side of the fixing axle is fixed with a windscreen wiper head. The windscreen wiper on the windscreen wiper head is tightly fixed to the protection helmet windscreen, the windscreen wiper device includes a power supply with the end of the output being connected to the power of the motive power device.

The technical method adopted to solve the technical problem also includes the above-mentioned protection windscreen that is in the shape of a “V.”

The above-mentioned windscreen wiper scraping device has a connecting rod and a conveying rod. The windscreen wiper rod is connected to the one side of the moving connecting rod. The other end of the connecting rod is connected to the one end of the conveying rod. The other end of the conveying rod is connected to the conveying portion of the motive power device.

The above-mentioned power supply is a pluggable battery, or a power supply outlet, or a combination of a power supply outlet and a pluggable battery.

There is a switch between the above-mentioned power supply and the motive power device.

Between the above-mentioned connector of the windscreen wiper and the protection helmet, there can be a buckle connector, or through a thumb nail connector, or a pluggable connector.

The removable windscreen wiper positioned on the helmet ensures the convenience to the driver during a rainy or foggy day. It also increases the safety during driving on a rainy or foggy day.

Further scope of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the invention, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the spirit and scope of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from this detailed description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will become more fully understood from the detailed description given hereinbelow and the accompanying drawings which are given by way of illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:

FIG. 1 is the projective view of the design;

FIG. 2 is the side view of the design;

FIG. 3 is the projective view of the connecting device of the windscreen wiper;

FIG. 4 is overlooking view of the protection windscreen;

FIG. 5 is the front view of the protection windscreen;

FIG. 6 is the side view of the protection windscreen;

FIG. 7 is the side view of the windscreen wiper device;

FIG. 8 is the projective view of the position for fixing the windscreen wiper device positioned at the chin portion of the front of the protection helmet;

FIG. 9 is the side view of the portion of the chin at the front of the protection helmet; and

FIG. 10 is a top view of the convex V-shaped visor.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

As illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2, a protection helmet 1 is provided with a protection windscreen 2, a casing 3, a windscreen wiper rod 4, a windscreen wiper head 5, a battery 6, a power outlet 7, a connecting outlet 8, a housing 9 for the windscreen wiper device, a motive power device 10, a conveying rod 11, a connecting rod 12, a fixing axle 13, a switch 14 and a turning axle 15.

The present mode is the best mode according to an embodiment of the present invention. Any design with the same basic structure or the same concept belongs to the protection scope of the present invention.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the protection helmet 1 for protecting the head of the driver includes a protection portion similar to a known helmet in the prior art with a turntable protection windscreen 2 fixed to the helmet. The protection windscreen 2 is the same as the connector of the protection helmet 1 in the prior art. The protection windscreen 2 can be turned about a turning axle. When there is no wind, an operator can turn the protection windscreen upwardly to help with the flow of air. On a rainy or windy an operator can turn the protection windscreen downwardly to prevent the wind or the rain from hitting the driver.

FIGS. 4, 5 and 6 illustrate prospective views of the windscreen. The front portion of the windscreen 2 is in the shape of a flat “V.” The area of the “V” is the area in which the windscreen wiper extends. The windscreen is in a flat shape to reach the best effect when the windscreen wiper of the windscreen 2 is actuated. The shape of the area of the “V” in front of the windscreen 2 can also be in the shape of a circle. At the same time, the shape of the windscreen wiper head 5 and the scraping device can be designed in the same circular shape as the area of the “V” of the protection glasses 2 to reach the best result of the scraping of the protection glasses by the scraper.

FIGS. 8 and 9 illustrate a front and a side view of the position of the chin portion in front of the protection helmet. FIG. 8 is a view of the position to fix the windscreen wiper device at the chin portion in front of the protection helmet. The portion to protect the chin portion of the protection helmet 1, namely, the chin portion of a person's head when wearing the protection helmet, has a housing 9 of the windscreen wiper device. The housing of the windscreen wiper device 9 may be a buckle, a screw nail fixing hole or a connecting plug, or other shapes. The position of the housing 9 of the windscreen wiper device can be fixed to at the protection helmet 1 or other positions thereof according to the need and convenience. The connecting device of the windscreen wiper 3 and the protection helmet 1 can be connected through a buckle or a screw, or a plugged type of a connector. The method of the connecting can be chosen for the convenience of the operator and based on considerations for the cost and the style. The present invention uses a pluggable connecting structure.

FIG. 7 illustrates the connecting relation of the windscreen wiper device. The windscreen wiper device consists of an outer casing 3, a motive power device 10, a windscreen wiper head 5, a windscreen wiper rod 4. The present invention uses a pluggable connecting structure to connect the windscreen wiper device with the protection helmet 1. A plug 8 is fixed to the windscreen wiper device. It coordinates with the housing 9 of the windscreen wiper device shown in FIG. 8. Referring to FIG. 3, the drawing shows in details the interior structure of the windscreen wiper device. Inside of the windscreen wiper casing 3, a motive power device 10 is provided. The motive power device 10 can move the slanting wheel for the motor to make the outputting device move back and forth. It also can make the outputting device of the motor turn. The present invention uses a motor inside the power device 10 to turn the windscreen wiper. It moves with the external turning axle 15. On the turning axle 15 there is a fixed conveying rod 11. The conveying rod 11 is comparatively fixed with the turning axle. The conveying rod 11 is connected to one end of the connecting rod 12. The conveying rod 11 is connected to the connecting rod 12 in an unfixed manner. The other end of the connecting rod 12 is connected to the windscreen wiper rod 4 in unfixed manner. The windscreen wiper rod 4 is fixed to the outer casing 3 of the windscreen wiper device via a fixing axle. The windscreen wiper rod 4 can turn with the fixing axle. The outer casing 3 has a battery connecting outlet 6 and a power supply outlet 7. The battery outlet 6 is connected by a wire with the power supply outlet 7, with the negative pole of the battery connecting outlet 6 and the power supply outlet 7 being connected the negative pole of the motor inside the power device 10. The positive pole of the connecting outlet of the battery 6 and the outlet of the power supply is connected to the positive pole of the motor inside the motive power device 10 through a switch 14. During operation, a user can choose a battery 6 or a power supply to provide power to the motive power device 10, according to the convenience of the user. The windscreen wiper rod can have two ends between which they can be moved for the convenience of carrying.

When using the helmet, the connecting outlet 8 of the windscreen wiper device is inserted into the housing 9 of the windscreen wiper device. The outlet of the windscreen wiper device 8 is connected with the housing 9 of the windscreen wiper device by a buckle with windscreen wiper being fixed to the windscreen wiper device. The windscreen wiper head 5 is positioned in the area of a “V” shape on the protection windscreen 2. The scraper on the windscreen wiper head is tightly fixed on the protection windscreen 2. The battery 6 or the power supply is connected to the outer casing 3 of the windscreen wiper device. By turning on the switch 14, the motor inside the motive power device 10 turns, which makes the turning axle 15 turn. The conveying rod 11 moves with the turning axle 15. When the conveying rod 11 turns, it moves the conveying rod 12 and the connecting rod 12 moves the windscreen wiper rod 4 to make the windscreen wiper rod 4 move to the left and to the right. The windscreen wiper head 5 on the windscreen wiper rod moves to the left and to the right. The scraper on the windscreen wiper device 5 scraps the rain or fog off the protection windscreen 2 to permit a clear vision for the driver. When the weather is clear, the driver can take off the windscreen wiper device to lessen the weight of the protection helmet.

The present design can be broadly applied to helmets for riding a motorcycle, a power assisted bicycle as well as used as a helmet for a racing car and for other purposes where wearing a helmet is necessary.

FIG. 10 is a top view of the convex V-shaped visor illustrating the protection windscreen 2 and the V-shape of the visor.

The invention being thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.