(19)
(11)EP 2 676 646 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
09.04.2014 Bulletin 2014/15

(43)Date of publication A2:
25.12.2013 Bulletin 2013/52

(21)Application number: 12180726.7

(22)Date of filing:  16.08.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61F 9/06  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 19.06.2012 US 201213527107

(71)Applicant: A.C.E. International Company, Inc.
Taunton MA 02780 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Watkins, James P
    East Taunton, MA Massachusetts MA 02718 (US)
  • Martin, Edward L
    Sharon, MA Massachusetts MA 02067 (US)

(74)Representative: Wilson Gunn 
Charles House 148/9 Great Charles Street
Birmingham B3 3HT
Birmingham B3 3HT (GB)

  


(54)Protective helmet having a cover plate knock out assembly


(57) A protective helmet (10) having a cover plate (12) over a front vision area and a cover plate knock out assembly (18) for moving the cover plate a predetermined distance away from the helmet so that a finger of a user can get behind the cover plate to enable its removal from the front vision area of the helmet. The cover plate knock out assembly (18) comprises a slide/pushbutton element (25) and light blocking cover (28). The slide (26) pushes the cover plate (12) away from the helmet when the push button (24) portion is pressed. The cover plate (12) is made of clear plastic and comprises a spring tendency when slightly compressed when attached to the helmet thereby pushing the slide (26) into a resting position in the helmet.