From a 6D Helmets press release:

6D Helmets, LLC announced today the issuance by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office of utility patent No. 8,955,169 for its proprietary Helmet Omnidirectional Energy Management Systems, commercially referred to as Omni-Directional Suspension, or ODS™. The issuance of this utility patent marks a key milestone in the early stage of the company’s life.

6D Helmets’ first helmet was introduced to the off-road motorcycle industry in November 2012, when co-founders, Bob Weber and Robert Reisinger, unveiled their revolutionary concept to improve helmet safety.

“I began this project in my garage in early 2011 and shortly thereafter brought in Robert to refine the concept. In the 2 years since we introduced our first helmet we have seen countless instances where our 6D Helmets, equipped with the ODS™ technology, have provided superior safety performance to riders and cyclists. To finally receive this utility patent only further validates the tireless efforts of the entire 6D Helmets organization in our pursuit of the company’s mission, to improve safety for helmeted athletes throughout the world,” stated Bob Weber, CEO.

Weber and Reisinger will continue to expand the 6D Helmet product line for new applications within the motorcycle and bicycle markets, as well as various other sporting activities.

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