07226878 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 24 patents.

An armor composite material has been invented which contains a ballistic fabric which has been impregnated with shear thickening fluid. This invention offers a ballistic resistant material that is more flexible and less bulky than comparable, conventional ballistic fabric. The invented material offers superior ballistic performance compared to conventional ballistic fabric-based materials of equal thickness. The invented material can be applied to applications requiring armor that is compact and/or flexible, such as body armor, protective clothing and flexible protective devices and shields, and stab resistant clothing and devices.

Title
Advanced body armor utilizing shear thickening fluids
Application Number
10/441655
Publication Number
7226878 (B2)
Application Date
May 19, 2003
Publication Date
June 5, 2007
Inventor
Eric D Wetzel
Baltimore
MD, US
Norman J Wagner
Newark
DE, US
Agent
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz
Assignee
The University of Delaware
DE, US
IPC
B32B 27/12
B32B 5/02
B32B 3/00
View Original Source