05477558 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 10 patents.

A protector, particularly for protective clothing of motorcyclists, comprises an underlay comprising shock-absorbing segments, a covering layer of a yielding material, grooves having a wedge-shaped section located between the segments, and empty spaces between complementary outer edges of the protector that disappear on bending it into the form of a shell.

Title
Multilayer grooved protector for body joints
Application Number
981625
Publication Number
5477558
Application Date
March 2, 1995
Publication Date
December 26, 1995
Inventor
Anselm Zessler
Ratingen
DE
Jorn Steffens
Neuss
DE
Hans Georg Plecity
Dusseldorf
DE
Alfred Volker
Koln
DE
Agent
Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky
Assignee
ISL Schaumstoff Technik
DE
Hein Gericke & Co KG
DE
IPC
A41D 13/08
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