US Pat. No. 9,320,952

TWO-PART HOCKEY STICK

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A hockey stick, comprising:
a blade extending between a neck and a toe, and defining a heel, the neck having a neck rim circumscribing a neck opening
which defines a female joint portion disposed within the neck; and

a shaft having a body extending between a grip end and an opposed blade end terminating at a distal surface, a male joint
portion disposed at the blade end and mating with the female joint portion of the blade, the male joint portion having a heel
wall on a first side of the male joint portion adjacent to the heel of the blade and a toe wall on a second side of the male
joint portion opposite the heel wall, the heel wall extending away from the distal surface a first length and the toe wall
extending away from the distal surface a second length, the first length being greater than the second length, the heel and
toe walls terminating at a common mating surface extending between the heel and toe walls.

US Pat. No. 9,119,441

SKATE BOOT TONGUE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A tongue adapted to be engaged to a skate boot, the tongue comprising:
an exposed structural molded foam body, the exposed structural molded foam body defining:
a central portion along which a longitudinal axis extends,
two lateral portions each extending from a respective side of the central portion, the central and lateral portions together
defining a single outer surface of the exposed molded foam body, and

two opposed ends, the exposed structural molded foam body having an elongated shape extending between the two opposed ends;
a connector secured to the exposed structural molded foam body at one of the opposed ends, the connector being adapted to
secure the tongue to the skate boot;

a plurality of elongated grooves defined in the single outer surface of the exposed molded foam body, the elongated grooves
being defined in the lateral portions with the central portion being free of the elongated grooves, each elongated groove
extending along a direction defined at a non-zero angle with respect to the longitudinal axis; and

a plurality of apertures each defined within the exposed structural molded foam body in a corresponding one of the elongated
grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,192,207

GRAPHICAL ELEMENT LAMINATE FOR USE IN FORMING A SKATE BOOT

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A method of manufacturing a skate boot, comprising:
providing a first sheet of thermoplastic material, the first sheet having a first side and an opposing second side, the thermoplastic
material being at least one of translucent and transparent;

printing a graphic element on the first side of the first sheet of thermoplastic material;
providing a second sheet of base layer material, the second sheet having a first side and an opposing second side, the first
side of the second sheet of base layer material having a design element;

positioning the first side of the first sheet onto the first side of the second sheet such that the graphic image is disposed
between the first side of the first sheet and the first side of the second sheet;

joining the first sheet and the second sheet together to form a graphic element laminate; and
affixing the second side of the second sheet to an outer surface of a skate boot core.

US Pat. No. 9,533,207

BLADE FOR A HOCKEY STICK

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A method of making a hockey stick blade comprising:
applying at least a front layer of fiber reinforced material to a front face of a core of the blade to form a front blade
face, the front layer of fiber reinforced material being formed with the fibers thereof disposed in a plurality of front face
fiber tows having a first tow width and being spaced apart from each other by a first distance; and

applying at least a rear layer of fiber reinforced material to a rear face of the core to form a rear blade face, the rear
layer of reinforcing fiber material being formed with the fibers thereof disposed in a plurality of rear face fiber tows having
a second tow width and being spaced apart from each other by a second distance;

wherein the first tow width differs from the second tow width.

US Pat. No. 9,648,922

SKATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A method of manufacturing a skate boot shell, the method comprising:
shaping a tridimensional outer sub-shell to define a first heel portion, a first ankle portion connected to the first heel
portion, and two opposed first side portions extending from the first heel and ankle portions, the outer sub-shell having
an inner surface;

shaping a tridimensional inner sub-shell separately from the outer sub-shell, the inner sub-shell being shaped to define a
second heel portion, a second ankle portion connected to the second heel portion, and two opposed second side portions extending
from the second heel and ankle portions, the inner sub-shell having an inner surface and an outer surface complementary to
the inner surface of the outer sub-shell;

shaping a tridimensional reinforcement sub-shell separately from the inner sub-shell and from a material different from that
of the inner and outer sub-shells, the reinforcement sub-shell being shaped to have a third heel portion, a third ankle portion
connected to the third heel portion, and two opposed third side portions extending from the third heel and ankle portions,
the reinforcement sub-shell having an outer surface complementary to the inner surface of the inner sub-shell;

inserting the shaped inner sub-shell within the shaped outer sub-shell and the shaped reinforcement sub-shell within the inner
sub-shell; and

bonding the shaped sub-shells together through lamination, the lamination being performed after the sub-shells are shaped,
the lamination being performed with the inner surface of the inner sub-shell in alignment with the outer surface of the reinforcement
sub-shell and with the outer surface of the inner sub-shell in alignment with the inner surface of the outer sub-shell, the
lamination including applying heat on the sub-shells and pressure on one of the reinforcement and outer sub-shells toward
the other of the reinforcement and outer sub-shells, the other of the reinforcement and outer sub-shells resting against a
mold surface.

US Pat. No. 9,649,548

PROTECTIVE ELEMENT FOR USE IN SPORT

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A user wearable article of protective equipment for protecting a portion of a body of the user, the article of protective
equipment comprising:
an energy absorbent core having a body-facing side and an opposing non-body-facing side, the core including at least one reinforcement
rib on the body-facing side thereof, the at least one reinforcement rib defining a perimeter;

an outer shell generally covering the non-body-facing side of the core, the outer shell being deformable during the use of
the article of protective equipment by the user; and

an inner liner comprising deformable foam and generally covering the body-facing side of the core, the inner liner connected
to the outer shell, the inner liner abuttable against the at least one reinforcement rib so as to be spaced from the body-facing
side of the core around the perimeter defined by the at least one reinforcement rib.

US Pat. No. 9,433,840

BLADE OF/FOR A HOCKEY STICK

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A hockey stick blade comprising:
a rear face;
a front face opposite the rear face, the front face having a heel portion, a toe portion spaced apart from the heel portion,
and a central portion intermediate the toe and heel portions, the front face further having:

a front face textured zone defined by a plurality of front protrusions, at least part of the front face textured zone extending
in the central portion from a lower edge of the blade, and

a front face reduced-texture zone being less textured than the front face textured zone and extending adjacent the front face
textured zone, at least part of the front face reduced-textured zone extending in the central portion from an upper edge of
the blade and extending in the toe portion from the lower edge of the blade, the front face textured zone extending in the
toe portion upwardly from the front face reduced-texture zone.

US Pat. No. 9,392,839

LAMINATE QUARTER PANEL FOR A SKATE BOOT AND SKATE BOOT FORMED THEREWITH

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A laminate skate boot having a heel portion, the skate boot comprising:
a thermo-shaped laminate quarter panel, the laminate quarter panel forming, at least in part, a quarter of the skate boot;
the laminate quarter panel having a concave heel section in the heel portion of the skate boot, the concave heel section defining
a heel pocket configured for accommodating a heel of a wearer of the boot; and

a rigid element within the laminate quarter panel, the rigid element bordering at least part of the concave heel section without
extending in the heel pocket, an area of the laminate quarter panel including the rigid element having a greater rigidity
than an area of the concave heel section defining the heel pocket.

US Pat. No. 9,226,539

HELMET WITH RIGID SHELL AND ADJUSTABLE LINER

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A helmet comprising:
a rigid shell having an interior shell surface defining a cavity within the shell for receiving a head of a wearer of the
helmet and an upper shell portion covering at least a majority of a frontal portion and parietal portions of the head of the
wearer when the helmet is being worn; and

an adjustable liner connected to the shell, the liner including a first plurality of floating pads located in the cavity in
juxtaposition with the upper shell portion of the helmet and at least one fixed pad connected to the shell such as to prevent
inward or outward movement of the at least one fixed pad with respect to the interior shell surface,

each of the first plurality of floating pads being supported by a corresponding hinged connection located between the respective
floating pad and one of the at least one fixed pad and directly connected to the respective floating pad and to the one of
the at least one fixed pad, each of the first plurality of floating pads being movable about the corresponding hinged connection
with respect to the interior shell surface between a first position near the interior shell surface and a second position
further away from the interior shell surface than the first position,

each of the first plurality of floating pads being biased towards its second position only by the corresponding hinged connection
with an amount of force that can be overcome by the wearer inserting his head into the helmet, an act of the wearer inserting
his head into the helmet causing each of the first plurality of floating pads to move from its second position towards its
first position while remaining biased against the head of the wearer to assist the liner in conforming to the head of the
wearer while supporting the helmet on the head of the wearer,

each hinged connection consisting of a hinge formed by having the respective floating pad and the one of the at least one
fixed pad made of a single piece or a mechanical hinge extending between the respective floating pad and the one of the at
least one fixed pad, each hinged connection being of sufficient structural strength to retain its respective floating pad
in the second position when the helmet is not worn.

US Pat. No. 9,855,487

BLADE HOLDER ASSEMBLY

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A blade assembly for a skate, the assembly comprising:
a blade holder including first and second pedestals configured for attachment to the skate, the blade holder having a bottom
surface having an elongated groove defined therein, the blade holder having a plurality of recesses defined therein extending
upwardly from the elongated groove, the first and second pedestals each having a bottom wall extending above the elongated
groove and an internal cavity defined above the bottom wall;

an elongated blade including a body defining an ice-engaging edge, an elongated top edge opposite the ice-engaging edge, and
a plurality of projections extending upwardly from the body, the blade and blade holder relatively moveable between an engagement
position where the elongated top edge is engaged in the elongated groove and the plurality of projections are each received
in a respective one of the recesses, and a disengagement position where the blade is disengaged from the recesses and the
elongated groove; and

a locking arm engaged to the holder and movable between a locked position and an unlocked position;
wherein in the locked position, the locking arm has an engagement end engaging the blade through an opening defined in a wall
of the holder and maintaining the blade in the engagement position;

wherein in the unlocked position, the locking arm is disengaged from the blade and the blade is movable to the disengagement
position; and

wherein a major part of the locking arm including the engagement end remains outside of the internal cavities of the first
and second pedestals in the locked and unlocked positions.

US Pat. No. 9,656,137

TWO-PART HOCKEY STICK

20. A hockey stick blade comprising a blade body extending between a neck and a toe, the blade having a heel on a bottom,
playing surface facing, edge thereof, the neck having a neck opening circumscribing a female joint portion disposed within
the neck and adapted to receive a corresponding male joint portion of a hockey stick shaft, the blade body having opposed
front and rear surfaces defining an interior blade cavity and a blade rib disposed within the blade cavity and having a substantially
U-shape, the blade rib having first and second ends disposed in the neck and adapted to abut against the male joint portion
upon being received in the female joint portion, the first end being on the heel-side of the blade and the second end being
on the opposite toe-side of the blade, the second end of the blade rib being closer to the neck opening than the first end
of the blade rib.

US Pat. No. 9,565,891

SKATE BOOT WITH IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate boot comprising:
an outsole defining a bottom portion of the boot;
an upper extending from the outsole for covering sides of a foot received in the boot;
a rear element extending from the outsole for covering a rear portion of the foot, the rear element including a tendon guard
having a base portion in direct connection with the outsole and defining a bottom portion of the tendon guard, and two opposed
lateral strap sections each extending forwardly from the tendon guard along a respective side of the boot, the lateral strap
sections disposed outside of and overlapping a top section of the upper, the lateral strap sections being movable with respect
to the top section of the upper, the tendon guard including the bottom portion being displaceable relative to the upper in
a forward and rearward direction to follow a given forward and rearward flexion of an ankle received in the boot.

US Pat. No. 9,044,657

HOCKEY STICK BLADE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A method of fabricating a hockey stick blade having spaced apart rear and front face elements, the method comprising:
providing at least two inflatable bladders;
separately wrapping each of the inflatable bladders with at least one respective inner pre-preg composite element;
placing the wrapped inflatable bladders side by side and aligned with one another;
collectively wrapping the aligned wrapped inflatable bladders with an outer pre-preg composite element;
placing the collectively wrapped inflatable bladders within a mold having a general form of a hockey stick blade;
inflating the collectively wrapped inflatable bladders within the mold;
heating the mold to cure the pre-preg composite elements to define the spaced apart rear and front face elements with the
outer pre-preg composite element and to define a fiber-reinforced polymer structural member interconnecting the rear and front
face elements with the inner pre-preg composite element compressed between each adjacent ones of the bladders;

removing the cured hockey blade structure from the mold;
deflating the inflatable bladders and removing at least a portion of the inflatable bladders from the cured hockey stick blade
structure; and

sealing openings in the hockey stick blade structure from which the inflatable bladders were removed, wherein sealing openings
includes adding supplemental pre-preg composite material over each opening, inserting the hockey blade structure with the
supplemental pre-preg composite material in an additional mold, and curing the supplemental pre-preg composite material.

US Pat. No. 9,833,036

SKATE

Sport Maska Inc., Montre...

1. A skate boot configured to receive a foot of a wearer, the skate boot comprising:
a shell including a first sub-shell, the first sub-shell including a first material having a first density, the first sub-shell
having a monolithic three-dimensional shape defining a first heel portion, a first ankle portion extending from the first
heel portion and configured to overlay an ankle of the wearer, a first lateral portion, a first medial portion, and a first
sole portion extending between and connected to the first lateral, medial and heel portions; and

the shell also including a second sub-shell, the second sub-shell having a three-dimensional shape formed separately from
the first sub-shell, the second sub-shell being interior to the first sub-shell, the second sub-shell including a second material
having a second density less than the first density, the three-dimensional shape of the second sub-shell defining a second
heel portion, a second ankle portion extending from the second heel portion and configured to overlay the ankle of the wearer,
a second lateral portion and a second medial portion, the second sub-shell being bonded to the first sub-shell by having the
first material directly fused to the second material.

US Pat. No. 9,586,112

ICE HOCKEY GOALIE STICK AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. An ice hockey goalie stick, comprising:
a shaft extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and an opposed second end, the shaft having an outer surface;
a paddle mounted to the shaft at said second end, the paddle extending along the longitudinal axis and terminating in a blade;
and

a dampening element disposed over at least a portion of the outer surface of the shaft, the dampening element surrounding
at least a partial length of the shaft adjacent the second end of the shaft, the dampening element being made of a vibration-dampening
material and covering the outer surface along said partial length, said partial length extending within the paddle and being
covered thereby to define a covered portion of the shaft, a remaining length of the shaft outside the paddle being an uncovered
portion of the shaft, the covered portion having a width which increases along said partial length towards the second end
of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,119,435

HYBRID SKATE BOOT

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A method of making a skate boot upper including a boot portion and two quarters, the method comprising:
integrally molding the boot portion from a first material, the boot portion including at least an instep portion and at least
part of a tendon guard;

manufacturing the two quarters from a second material more rigid than the first material;
attaching edges of each of the quarters to the boot portion with each of the quarters overlapping the boot portion only along
said edges; and

wherein manufacturing the two quarters includes manufacturing each of the quarters with an approximate “L” shape for covering
sides of the foot and the ankle.

US Pat. No. 9,681,695

HELMET WITH CHIN CUP

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A protective helmet comprising:
a helmet body adapted to cover at least part of a head of a wearer, the helmet body including a shell and a padding layer
connected to an inner surface of the shell; and

a chin cup for receiving a chin of the wearer, the chin cup having:
a chin cup body defining an inner surface shaped to receive the chin and an opposed outer surface,
two connecting arms engaged to the chin cup body with a respective one of the connecting arms extending from the chin cup
body adjacent each one of two opposed sides thereof, each connecting arm being connected to the helmet body through a connection
allowing relative movement between the connecting arm and the helmet body along a longitudinal direction of the connecting
arm, and

a fastening system for each of the connecting arms, each fastening system including complementary first and second members,
with the first member being provided on the padding layer and the second member being attached to the connecting arm, at least
the first member being selectively movable between a first position where the first and second members are detachably interconnected
and the fastening system restrains the relative movement between the connecting arm and the helmet body along the connection,
and a second position where the first and second members are detached and the fastening system frees the relative movement
between the connecting arm and the helmet body along the connection;

wherein the padding layer includes a respective free padding portion extending in proximity of each connecting arm, each free
padding portion having a free end including the first member of the fastening system and movable with respect to the inner
surface of the shell between the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 9,591,887

HYBRID SKATE BOOT

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate boot for receiving a wearer's foot and ankle therein, the boot comprising:
a boot upper fixed to an outsole, the boot upper including:
first and second quarters, each quarter having a bottom section for covering a respective side of the foot and a top section
extending from the bottom section at a rear thereof to cover a respective side of the ankle,

a vamp for covering a front portion of the foot and connected to the quarters,
an instep portion connected to the vamp and quarters for at least partly covering a top portion of the foot, and
a rear portion connected to the quarters for covering a rear portion of the foot and ankle;
wherein at least the instep portion is made of a first material;
wherein the first and second quarters are made of a second material, the second material being more rigid than the first material,
at least a major part of the instep portion being free of the second material; and

wherein the first and second quarters are connected to the vamp, the instep portion and the rear portion through stitching,
adhesive or lamination.

US Pat. No. 10,136,696

SKATE BOOT TONGUE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate boot comprising:a shell shaped to enclose a heel, portions of an Achilles tendon, and medial and lateral surfaces of a foot of a wearer of the skate boot when the skate is in use by the wearer;
a toe cap connected to the shell and shaped to cover toes of the wearer when the skate is in use by the wearer, the toe cap having an aperture defined therethrough;
a tongue shaped to cover at least a portion of a forefoot of the wearer when the skate is in use by the wearer, the tongue and the toe cap overlapping each other along at least a portion of the toe cap that defines the aperture therein;
a connector connecting the tongue and the toe cap, the connector having a bottom surface connected to the tongue and a top surface spaced apart from the bottom surface, the connector extending from the bottom surface to the top surface in a direction extending upwardly away from the tongue such that the connector protrudes from the tongue in said direction, the connector extending through the aperture of the toe cap with a portion of the connector including the top surface extending outwardly from the aperture of the toe cap, the portion having apertures defined therethrough; and
a lace engaged to the skate boot, the lace extending through the apertures of the connector to secure the tongue to the toe cap.

US Pat. No. 9,526,291

HELMET WITH REAR ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

10. A protective helmet comprising:
a first shell including a front portion configured to cover a front of a head of a wearer, a top portion extending from a
top of the front portion and configured to cover a top of the head, and two side portions extending rearwardly from the front
portion and downwardly from the top portion and configured to each cover a respective side of the head;

a second shell configured to cover a rear of the head, the second shell having a top end connected to the top portion of the
first shell and an opposed bottom end extending between the two side portions and movable with respect thereto about the connection
between the top end and the top portion along two opposed directions;

two connecting members, each connecting member connected to a respective one of the side portions at a fixed location and
connected to the bottom end of the second shell through a respective connection allowing relative movement therebetween; and

an adjustment mechanism connected to the second shell and having a movable portion thereof movable between an unlocked position
free of the connecting members to allow relative movement between the first and second shells and a locked position where
the adjustment mechanism engages the connecting members to prevent relative movement between the first and second shells along
at least one of the opposed directions;

wherein each connecting member is connected to the respective one of the side portions at a first end thereof and includes
an opposed second end, the second ends of the connecting members overlapping one another and being received between a fixed
portion of the adjustment mechanism having a fixed position relative to the second shell and the movable portion of the adjustment
mechanism, and

wherein with the movable portion in the locked position, the second end of one of the connecting members is engaged to the
fixed portion and the second end of the other one of the connecting members is engaged to the movable portion.

US Pat. No. 9,687,039

GRAPHICAL ELEMENT LAMINATE FOR USE IN FORMING A SKATE BOOT

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate boot having a boot body with at least one portion of the boot body comprising:
a core including an outer layer having a core outer side; and
a graphical laminate including:
a base fabric layer having a base layer inner side laminated on the core outer side and a base layer outer side opposite the
base layer inner side,

a first thermoplastic layer laminated on the base layer outer side, the first thermoplastic layer having a first thermoplastic
layer inner side and a first thermoplastic layer outer side opposite the first thermoplastic layer inner side,

a second thermoplastic layer laminated on the first thermoplastic outer side, the second thermoplastic layer having a second
thermoplastic layer inner side and a second thermoplastic layer outer side opposite the second thermoplastic layer inner side,
and

a graphical element printed on at least one portion of at least one of the first thermoplastic layer outer side and the second
thermoplastic layer inner side, at least a portion of the second thermoplastic layer being at least one of transparent and
translucent such that when the laminate forms part of the skate boot at least a portion of the graphical element is visible
through the second thermoplastic layer from an exterior of the skate boot.

US Pat. No. 10,039,341

SKATE BOOT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

1. A boot comprising:a boot shell including first and second opposite side portions cooperating to define a foot receiving opening therebetween, each of the first and second side portions having a facing portion extending from the foot receiving opening and a plurality of eyelets in each facing portion, the first side portion having an opening defined therethrough in the facing portion thereof; and
a band having a first end portion received in the boot shell and attached to the boot shell at or adjacent the second side portion, the band extending across an interior of the boot shell and being slidingly received through the opening defined in the first side portion so as to have a second end portion extending outside of the boot shell, the second end portion of the band defining an aperture for receiving a lace.

US Pat. No. 9,936,762

SKATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate comprising:a tridimensional skate boot shell including a heel portion, an ankle portion connected to the heel portion, two opposed side portions extending from the heel and ankle portions, and a sole portion connected to the heel, ankle and side portions;
a sole insert embedded in or received in the skate boot shell such that at least part of a thickness of the sole portion is defined under the sole insert wherein the sole insert includes a perimeter and a plurality of ribs extending across the perimeter, the perimeter and ribs framing a plurality of zones of adjacent openings; and
a holder under the skate boot shell configured for retaining a ground-engaging skate element, the holder connected to the sole insert by at least one fastener extending through the at least part of the thickness of the sole portion.

US Pat. No. 10,188,934

ICE SKATE AND RUNNER THEREFOR

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. An ice skate comprising:a boot adapted for receiving therein a foot of a wearer of the skate;
a holder mounted to a sole of the boot and having at least one attachment point thereon; and
a runner mounted to the holder and secured in place thereon via the at least one attachment point, the runner being entirely metal and extending a length along a longitudinal axis between a front end and an opposed rear end of the runner, the runner having a height extending between an ice-contacting portion for engaging an ice surface and an opposed upper portion of the runner, opposed outer and inner side surfaces of the runner defining a datum runner thickness extending therebetween, and one or more regions of reduced thickness in the runner that are recessed inwardly from at least one of the outer and inner side surfaces thereof, the one or more regions having a local thickness less than the datum runner thickness, at least one of the one or more regions of reduced thickness having a closed periphery being entirely surrounded by regions having a thickness greater than the local thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,092,044

PROTECTIVE GARMENT WITH SEPARATE INNER AND OUTER SHELLS

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A form-fitting, stretchable garment for covering at least part of an upper body of a wearer, the garment comprising a plurality of flexible foam cushioning pads permanently attached thereto, the cushioning pads being receivable and disposed only in a plurality of spaced apart sections each at least substantially covered by one or more of the cushioning pads, the sections covered by one or more of the cushioning pads including first and second side sections each being configured to at least partially overlay ribs of the wearer and to extend from a back to a front and over a respective side of the wearer's torso, the first side section including a first group of the cushioning pads, the cushioning pads of the first group disposed adjacent one another such as to define an O-shape around a first arm of the garment, the second side section including a second group of the cushioning pads, the cushioning pads of the second group disposed adjacent one another such as to define an O-shape around a second arm of the garment, each of the first and second groups of the cushioning pads including a plurality of rib pads configured to overlay the ribs in the back and in the front, at least one shoulder pad configured to overlay a shoulder of the wearer, at least one scapula pad configured to overlay a scapula of the wearer, and at least one clavicle pad configured to overlay a clavicle of the wearer, the sections covered by one or more of the cushioning pads being separated by distinct zones of the garment being and configured to remain free of the cushioning pads, the zones free of the cushioning pads defining a greater portion of the garment than the sections covered by the cushioning pads, a first one of the zones free of the cushioning pads extending from a rear edge of the first side section to a rear edge of the second side section.

US Pat. No. 10,363,468

SPORTS SHAFT WITH STIFFENING BUMPER

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A sports shaft comprising:an elongated body having a perimeter defined by four main walls defining a rectangular cross-section and interconnected through four edge walls, the edge walls being spaced apart around the perimeter;
a respective bumper covering and extending along at least part of a length of the edge walls, a cross-sectional area of the respective bumper being less than or equal to that of the elongated body, and the respective bumper having a crescent cross-sectional shape;
wherein the main and edge walls without the respective bumper have a first stiffness along the at least part of the length of the at least one of the edge walls;
wherein a combination of the respective bumper with the at least one of the edge walls has a second stiffness along the at least part of the length of the at least one of the edge walls which is greater than the first stiffness; and
wherein the respective bumper has a stiffness along the at least part of the length of the at least one of the edge walls which is greater than the first stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,426,215

HELMET WITH FACEMASK ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A protective helmet comprising:a helmet body having a front portion;
a facemask extending from the front portion to cover at least a portion of a face of a wearer;
at least one adjustment mechanism securing the facemask to the helmet body, the at least one adjustment mechanism including a base defining an aperture, the at least one adjustment mechanism connected to the helmet by a fastener received through the aperture and including an engagement member engaged with the facemask, the at least one adjustment mechanism being selectively engageable with the facemask in at least two vertically spaced apart positions of the facemask relative to the helmet body, the at least one adjustment mechanism allowing toolless adjustment between the at least two vertically spaced apart positions.

US Pat. No. 10,278,447

ADJUSTABLE HELMET WITH SIDE PROTECTIVE MEMBERS

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A protective helmet, comprising:a shell including a first shell section and a second shell section, the shell defining an internal enclosure for receiving a head of a wearer and the first and second shell sections being displaceable relative to one another to adjust a size of the internal enclosure;
an inner layer of protective material having a first layer section mounted internally on the first shell section and a second layer section mounted internally on the second shell section, the first and second layer sections being displaceable with the respective first and second shell sections;
a protective member received within the shell and having a first end portion and an opposed second end portion, the first end portion extending between the first layer section and the first shell section, the second end portion extending between the second layer section and the second shell section; and
a sliding connection defined between the first end portion of the protective member and the first layer section of the inner layer of protective material, the sliding connection including a recess and a protrusion received by the recess for sliding displacement relative to one another, the sliding connection providing relative displacement between the protective member and the inner layer of protective material;
wherein the recess has a closed perimeter defined in a plane, the closed perimeter enclosing an elongated slot that defines a path along which the protrusion slides from one end of the elongated slot to the other, the recess defined in one of the first end portion of the protective member and the first layer section of the inner layer of protective material; and
wherein the protrusion extends from the other of the first end portion of the protective member and the first layer section of the inner layer of protective material in a direction transverse to said plane, the protrusion being received within the elongated slot and slidingly displaceable therewithin along the path.

US Pat. No. 10,455,884

PROTECTIVE HELMET WITH LINER ASSEMBLY

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A protective helmet comprising:an outer shell;
a liner assembly received in the outer shell and connected to the outer shell, the liner assembly defining a front portion configured to overlay a front of a head of a wearer, a rear portion configured to overlay a rear of the head of the wearer, a top portion configured to overlay a top of the head of the wearer, and two opposed side portions each configured to overlay a respective side of the head of the wearer;
wherein each of the front, rear, side and top portions includes one or more zones where the liner assembly includes a plurality of overlapping layers, each of the layers being made from one of first, second, third and fourth materials, where the first material has a greater density than that of the second, the third and the fourth materials, the second material has a greater density than that of the third and the fourth materials, and the third material has a greater density than that of the fourth material, and:
the one or more zones of the front portion includes one or more of zones F1, F2 and F3, wherein
the zone F1 includes a layer of the second material of at least 3.2 millimeters (mm) thickness, a layer of the third material of at least 4.8 mm thickness, a layer of the second material of at least 8 mm thickness, and a layer of the third material of at least 6.4 mm thickness,
the zone F2 includes a layer of the second material of at least 8 millimeters (mm) thickness, a layer of the third material of at least 16 mm thickness, and a layer of the fourth material of at least 6.4 mm thickness, and
the zone F3 includes a layer of the second material of at least 11.2 millimeters (mm) thickness, and a layer of the third material of at least 6.4 mm thickness;
the one or more zones of the rear portion includes one or more of zones R1 and R2, wherein
the zone R1 includes a layer of the second material of at least 6.4 millimeters (mm) thickness, a layer of the first material of at least 1.6 mm thickness, a layer of the second material of at least 12.8 mm thickness, and a layer of the fourth material of at least 3.2 mm thickness, and
the zone R2 includes a layer of the second material of at least 6.4 millimeters (mm) thickness, a layer of the first material of at least 1.6 mm thickness, a layer of the third material of at least 9.6 mm thickness, and a layer of the fourth material of at least 6.4 mm thickness;
the one or more zones of the side portions includes at one or more of zones S1 and S2, wherein
the zone S1 includes a layer of the second material of at least 4.8 millimeters (mm) thickness, a layer of the first material of at least 3.2 mm thickness, a layer of the third material of at least 8 mm thickness, and a layer of the fourth material of at least 6.4 mm thickness, and
the zone S2 includes a layer of the second material of at least 3.2 millimeters (mm) thickness, and a layer of the third material of at least 18.4 mm thickness; and
the one or more zones of the top portion includes one or more of zones T1 and T2, wherein
the zone T1 includes a layer of the second material of at least 3.2 millimeters (mm) thickness, and a layer of the third material of at least 18.4 mm thickness, and
the zone T2 includes a layer of the second material of at least 11.2 millimeters (mm) thickness, and a layer of the third material of at least 6.4 mm thickness.