United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page. Bicycle helmet communication device - Patent 5438702. A number of states and municipalities are requiring bicyclists, and more particularly children bicyclists, to wear protective helmets during the riding of bicycles.
Bicycle helmets as known do not allow remotely located riders to communicate with one another or with a base station. No device as known exists which may be attached to a bicycle helmet for provision of an enjoyable and functional communication system between riders and/or riders and a base station such as a home. A bicycle helmet is required to be of sturdy construction for protection of the head of a rider. The integrity of a bicycle helmet is fundamental for the provision of a safety device to an individual. Most bicycle helmets are generally formed of polystyrene styrofoam material which may or may not include an exterior polycarbonate or plastic shell.