Patent Number: 8,793,816

Title: Protective headpiece

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective headpiece for an athlete of a game using a projectile to protect at least a portion of the brow, temple and jaw of the athlete's head against impacts by the projectile. The protective head piece is releasably securable to the athlete's head and includes a mask portion comprising an impact resistant material. The mask portion includes a brow portion adapted to substantially shield the athlete's brow area and having opposed sides. A temple portion is positioned at each side of the brow portion and adapted to substantially shield the athlete's temple areas. The mask portion also includes a jaw portion extending from each of the temple portions and adapted to substantially shield at least the athlete's lower jaw. The jaw portion includes a front portion which defines an opening sized to permit frontal viewing of the athlete's mouth.

Inventors: Emrich; Bryan (Naperville, IL), Larkin; John (Moscow, ID), Mariani; Frederick (Newport, KY), Rempe; William (Loveland, OH)

Assignee: Hoplite Armour LLC

International Classification: A63B 71/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018