05472769 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 6 patents.

A soft body armor material with enhanced puncture resistance is fabricated from knitted light weight, durable fibers, such as aramid fibers. The knitted portions are joined by interwoven portions providing an integrally formed hinge-like effect for flexibility. A deflection shield formed from a thin mesh of stainless steel or titanium wire or a sheet of light weight metal, such as titanium, with corrugations or dimples on the externally facing surface provides additional penetration resistance for sharp pointed objects. An inner resilient trauma shield and a removable moisture absorbing inner layer are also optionally included. Hollow fibers are employed in some of the layers to provide a ventilation or cooling capability, and fibers having an electrically resistive component can be employed in conjunction with a battery to provide resistance heating for warmth and moisture dissipation.

Title
Soft body armor material with enhanced puncture resistance comprising at least one continuous fabric having knit portions and integrally woven hinge portions
Application Number
8/165277
Publication Number
5472769
Application Date
December 10, 1993
Publication Date
December 5, 1995
Inventor
Kenneth C Miguel Bettencourt
Oakland
CA, US
Hugh R Smith Jr
San Mateo
CA, US
David J Goerz Jr
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Schneck & McHugh
Assignee
American Institute of Criminology International
CA, US
IPC
B32B 5/06
B32B 7/00
B32B 3/10
F41H 1/02
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