Patent Number: 6,253,386

Title: Activating device of a visor for motorcyclist helmets

Abstract: An activating device of a visor for integral helmets that is kept fully embedded and flush with the helmet when the visor is in its closed position. This device is applied to an inside seat in the helmet which remains closed by the visor. The seat is disposed in the opposite sides of the helmet porthole aperture. The device comprises a base plate having an external slide mounted on the base plate. There are a series of pre-loaded springs that act on the external slide. There is also an internal slide which is translatable, parallel to the external slide within a rotary body. The rotary body has raised or grooved flanks. There are also a series of connecting rods connected to these flanks. The ends of the connecting rods are hinged on the internal slide. The opposite ends of the connecting rods are then hinged to a table bearing the visor. There is also a release lever, mounted on the base plate and pushed by a contrast spring. The release lever allows the internal slide to translate forward lifting the internal slide towards the outside of the porthole-aperture of the visor-holding table. In this position, the visor is outside the helmet and therefore it can be rotated upwards until the visor is completely open without any interference from the helmet. There is also a return lever which allows the visor to return to its original position.

Inventors: Gafforio; Luca (Comun Nuovo BG, IT)

Assignee: Opticos S.r.l.

International Classification: A42B 3/22 (20060101); A42B 3/18 (20060101); A42B 003/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018