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DRINKING SPECIAL STRAW SYSTEM FOR DRIVERS WEARING HELMETS
Pub. No. IN201711017093A
App. No. IN201711017093
App. No. Original IN201711017093
Appl. Date 16-May-2017
Pub. Date 23-Nov-2018
Inventor(s) DR PARAS CHAWLA, MR NAVPREET SINGH, DR RAJDEEP SINGH
Assignee Norm. CHANDIGARH GROUP OF COLLEGES (LANDRAN KHARAR BANUR HIGHWAY SECTOR 112 LANDRAN SAHIBZADA AJIT SINGH NAGAR PUNJAB 140307 PUNJAB INDIA, IN)
Current Assignee CHANDIGARH GROUP OF COLLEGES (LANDRAN KHARAR BANUR HIGHWAY SECTOR 112 LANDRAN SAHIBZADA AJIT SINGH NAGAR PUNJAB 140307 PUNJAB INDIA, IN)
Current Owner CHANDIGARH GROUP OF COLLEGES
IPC F01M9/10
ABSTRACT
Disclosed is a helmet hydration arrangement. The helmet hydration arrangement comprises a hollow line having a first end and a second end, wherein said hollow line is arranged within said helmet, a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein said second end of said tube is connected to a storage tank, and a coupling member for coupling said second end of said hollow line to the first end of said tube.

CLAIMS

1. A helmet hydration arrangement, said helmet hydration arrangement comprising: a hollow line having a first end and a second end, wherein said hollow line is arranged within said helmet; a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein said second end of said tube is connected to a storage tank; and a coupling member for coupling said second end of said hollow line to said first end of said tube.

2. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said helmet further comprises: a body including an air ventilation section; and a visor.

3. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said first end of said hollow line is a mouthpiece.

4. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said hollow line is a drinking straw.

5. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said hollow line and said tube are insulated.

6. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said tube is a flexible telescopic pipe.

7. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said tube is made of a material selected from group comprising polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate and a combination of these.

8. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said tube further comprises a plurality magnet arranged on said tube. 11.

9. A helmet hydration arrangement as claimed in claim 1, wherein said coupling member is a flexible joint.


DESCRIPTION
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present disclosure relates to the personal hydration system, and more particularly, embodiments of the disclosure relate to a helmet hydration arrangement for a driver of a vehicle.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Portable liquid dispenser for personal hydration is well known in the art. Medical research has demonstrated the importance of maintaining adequate hydration while engaging in strenuous activities such as a car race. In the past, participants of such activities carried their water in bottles or canteens from which they drank periodically. Typically, a race car driver has wears a protective suit and helmet to drive the race car which often contains small or no air conditioning. As a result, the race car driver experiences a large amount of fluid loss during the race, which could subsequently suffer a serious case of dehydration, cramps or both. Also, previous systems have had inconvenient designs.

Additionally, the conventional method of carrying liquid in bottles or canteens for drinking periodically to remain hydrated is time-consuming. Moreover, this conventional method involves the user to stop the activity that he/she is performing and after that drink from the bottles or canteens. Furthermore, such activity at may lead to the unsuccessful completion or non-completion of the activity a user was performing. For an example, a race driver needs to constantly hold the steering wheels, and as the racing car need to operate at high speed, it becomes problematic for a race driver to drink using the conventional method of hydration, moreover, if the driver stops to drink using the conventional method, there remains a chance of unsuccessful completion of the race.

Therefore, in light of the foregoing discussion, there exist problems associated with conventional hydration systems for vehicles drivers.

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION The principal object of the present invention is to provide a helmet hydration

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arrangement to enable a user, such as a driver, to consumer liquid without interrupting the driving process The foregoing and other objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment as illustrated in the accompanying drawings. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present disclosure relates to a helmet hydration arrangement.

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided helmet hydration arrangement, said helmet hydration arrangement comprising:

a hollow line having a first end and a second end, wherein said hollow line is arranged within said helmet;

a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein said second end of said tube is connected to a storage tank; and

a coupling member for coupling said second end of said hollow line to said first end of said tube.

According to a further embodiment of the present invention, the helmet comprises a body including an air ventilation section and a visor.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the first end of the hollow line is a mouth piece.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the hollow line is a drinking straw.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the hollow line and said tube are insulated.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the tube is a flexible telescopic pipe.

According to a further embodiment of the present invention, the tube is made of a material selected from group comprising polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate and a combination of these.

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According to an embodiment of the present invention, the tube further comprises a plurality magnet arranged on said tube.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, the coupling member is a flexible joint.

Embodiments of the present disclosure substantially eliminate or at least partially address the aforementioned problems in the prior art, and provides a helmet hydration arrangement.

Additional aspects, advantages, features and objects of the present disclosure would be made apparent from the drawings and the detailed description of the illustrative embodiments construed in conjunction with the appended claims that follow.

It will be appreciated that features of the present disclosure are susceptible to being combined in various combinations without departing from the scope of the present disclosure as defined by the appended claims. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The summary above, as well as the following detailed description of illustrative embodiments, is better understood when read in conjunction with the appended drawings. For the purpose of illustrating the present disclosure, exemplary constructions of the disclosure are shown in the drawings. However, the present disclosure is not limited to specific instrumentalities disclosed herein. Moreover, those in the art will understand that the drawings are not to scale. Wherever possible, like elements have been indicated by identical numbers.

Embodiments of the present disclosure will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the following diagrams wherein:

FIG.1 illustrates a schematic illustration of a helmet hydration arrangement, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

As required, detailed embodiments of the present invention are disclosed herein; however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention which may be embodied in various forms. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted

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as limiting, but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed structure.

Various other objects, advantages, and features of the invention will become more readily apparent to those skilled in the art from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the figures thereof.

Modifications to embodiments of the present disclosure described in the foregoing are possible without departing from the scope of the present disclosure as defined by the accompanying claims. Expressions such as “including”, “comprising”, “incorporating”, “have”, “is” used to describe and claim the present disclosure are intended to be construed in a non-exclusive manner, namely allowing for items, components or elements not explicitly described also to be present. Reference to the singular is also to be construed to relate to the plural.

In one aspect, an embodiment of the present disclosure provides a helmet hydration arrangement. The arrangement enables a helmet user, such as a driver driving a car, to hydrate without interrupting the driving process.

In one aspect, an embodiment of the present disclosure provides helmet hydration arrangement, the helmet hydration arrangement comprising:

a hollow line having a first end and a second end, wherein the hollow line is arranged within the helmet;

a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the tube is connected to a storage tank; and

a coupling member for coupling the second end of the hollow line to the first end of the tube.

With reference to the drawings specifically to FIG.1, illustrates a schematic illustration of a helmet hydration arrangement, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure. As shown, the helmet hydration arrangement 01 comprising a helmet 02. Further, the helmet 02 comprises a body 03 with an air ventilation section 04 and a visor 05. Additionally, as shown the helmet hydration arrangement 01 includes a hollow line 06 having a first end 07 and a second end 08, a tube 09 having a first end 10 and a second end 11, and a coupling member 12

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for coupling the second end 08 of the hollow line 06 to the first end 10 of said tube 09. Furthermore, the second end 11 of the tube 09 is connected to a storage tank 13. Moreover, a plurality magnet 14, 15 are arranged on the tube 09.

In a specific embodiment, the present invention seeks to provide a helmet hydration arrangement 01, including a hollow line 06 having a first end 07 and a second end 08, wherein the hollow line 06 is arranged within the helmet 02 comprising a body 03 with an air ventilation section 04 and a visor 05, further, the helmet hydration arrangement 01 includes a tube 09 having a first end 10 and a second end 11, wherein the second end 11 of the tube 09 is connected to a storage tank 13, moreover, the helmet hydration arrangement 01 includes a coupling member 12 for coupling the second end 08 of the hollow line 06 to the first end 10 of the tube 09. Furthermore, the hollow line 06 may be a drinking straw, wherein the first end 07 of the hollow line 06 is mouth piece. Additionally, the tube 09 is a flexible telescopic pipe that may be made of a material selected from the group comprising polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate and a combination of these. Furthermore, the tube 09 comprises of a plurality magnets 14, 15 arranged on the tube 09. Moreover, the hollow line 06 and the tube 09 are insulated, and the coupling member 12 is a flexible joint.

In an embodiment, the helmet 02 is a protection device which allows the driver to drink liquid whenever in need without stopping the diving process. Specifically, the body 03 of the helmet 02 is rigid on exterior part and cushioned in interior part. Furthermore, the exterior part of the helmet 02 may be made of, but are not limited to, plastic, poly vinyl chloride, polycarbonate plastic, kevlar, metal, alloy and so forth, and the interior part may be made of, but are not limited to, expanded polystyrene, polypropylene foam, and syntenic sponges. Additionally, the helmet 02 may be of various size and shapes. In an embodiment, the helmet 02 may be any one of bicycle helmet, motorcycle helmet, football helmet, baseball helmet, hockey helmet, construction helmet, combat helmet.

In an embodiment, the body 03 of the helmet 02 includes an air ventilation section 04. Specifically, the air ventilation section 04 is an air duct and/or opening formed on the body 03 of the helmet 02. Furthermore, the air ventilation section 04 is arranged in any position of the body 03 of the helmet 02. Additionally, the body

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03 of the helmet 02 may comprise a plurality of air ventilation sections. Further, the air ventilation section 04 may have various size and shapes. In an embodiment, the air ventilation section 04 may comprise a filter to prevent the follow of unwanted objects into the helmet 02, such as dust or in insects.

In an embodiment, the visor 05 is arranged on the body 03 of the helmet 02. Specifically, the visor 05 is arranged on a portion of the helmet 02 that is positioned in front of the face of the user. Further, the visor 05 is pivotally coupled to the body 03 of the helmet 02. Furthermore, the visor 05 is made of any suitable fibrous or non-fibrous material, such as glass, plastic or similar material. Moreover, the visor 05 may be a transparent covering that is used to shield the eyes of the user.

In an embodiment, the hollow line 06 having the first end 07 and a second end 08, is arranged the body 03 of the helmet 02. Specifically, the hollow line 06 is a drinking straw arranged as an internal member of the helmet 02. Furthermore, the hollow line 06 is insulated and is operable to allow hot and cold liquids to pass through for drinking. Additionally, the hollow line 06 may be of various size and shapes. The hollow line 06 may be made of any suitable fibrous or non-fibrous material, such as metal, hard or flexible tubing, plastic, resin, paper and so forth. In an embodiment, the hollow line 06 includes two parts, that is, the main relatively long body part and the relatively short mouthpiece part which is slidably mounted on the main part. In an embodiment, the hollow line 06 is a flexible telescopic drinking straw. Further, the first end 07 of the hollow line 06 is a mouth piece, which is ergonomically designed to fit onto the mouth of a driver. Furthermore, the second end 08 of the hollow line 06 is attached to the coupling member 12.

In an embodiment, the coupling member 12 is arranged on the body 03 of the helmet 02. Specifically, the coupling member 12 is a flexible joint that is operable to couple the second end 08 of the hollow line 06 to the first end 10 of the tube 09. In an embodiment, the coupling member 12 may have various size and shapes, further, the coupling member 12 06 may be made of any suitable fibrous or non-fibrous material, such as metal, hard or flexible tubing, plastic, resin and so forth, Furthermore, the coupling member 12 is formed at a sealed section on the body 03 of the helmet 02. In an embodiment, the coupling member 12 couples the second end 08 of the hollow line 06 to the first end 10 of the tube 09 in a manner will allow

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a flow of liquid to be drawn into the mouth of a user (such as a driver of a vehicle). In an example, the user may suck onto the first end 07 of the hollow line 06 to draw the liquid and initiate the flow of the liquid through the tube 09 from the storage tank 13.

In an embodiment, the tube 09 having the first end 10 and the second end 11 is connected to a storage tank 13. Specifically, the tube 09 is a flexible telescopic pipe, wherein the first end 10 of the tube 09 is connected to the coupling member 12 and the second end 11 is coupled to the storage tank 13. Additionally, the tube 09 may be of various size and shapes.

The tube 09 may be made of a material selected from the group comprising polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate and a combination of these. Further, the material may be suitable fibrous or non-fibrous material, such as metal, hard or flexible tubing, plastic, resin, paper and so forth. Furthermore, the tube 09 is insulated for conserving the temperature of the liquid. In an embodiment, the tube 09 is positioned to be stuck with a vehicle which the user is driver. Specifically, the tube 09 is positioned in a manner wherein the user may easily reach the tube 09 while operating the vehicle. In an embodiment, the tube 09 further comprises of a plurality magnets 14, 15 arranged on the tube 09. Specifically, the magnets 14, 15 arranged on the tube 09 to fix the tube 09 to the position where the user may easily reach the tube 09 while operating the vehicle. In an example, the magnets 14, 15 may be arranged such that the tube 09 is fixed to a wearable of the user, such as a jacket. In an embodiment, the magnets 14, 15 may have various size and shapes. Furthermore, in an example, the magnet 14 may be positioned at 1 inch from the first end 10 and the other magnet 15 may be positioned at 20 inches from the second end 11. In an embodiment, the magnets 14, 15 may be arranged such that the when in use the tube 09 may be positioned on the body of the driver and when not in use may be attached to the body of the vehicle.

In an embodiment, the storage tank 13 of the arrangement 01 is attached to a vehicle the user is operating. Specifically, the storage tank 13 is liquid storing arrangement that is connected to the second end 11 of the tube 09. The storage tank 13 may be of various size and shapes. In an embodiment, the storage tank 13 is operable to retain the temperature of the liquid stored therein. The storage tank 13 may be made

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of any suitable fibrous or non-fibrous material, such as metal, hard or flexible tubing, plastic, resin and so forth.

In an embodiment, the present disclosure seeks to provide a helmet hydration arrangement that is easy to use. Further, the arrangement is designed in a manner that provides an efficient way of consuming liquid. Furthermore, the arrangement enables a user, such as a driver, to consumer liquid without interrupting the driving process.

While the disclosure has been presented with respect to certain specific embodiments, it will be appreciated that many modifications and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the disclosure. It is intended, therefore, by the appended claims to cover all such modifications and changes as fall within the true spirit and scope of the disclosure.