08561213 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 161 patents.

A protective undergarment (10), shown in the form of shorts, includes integrally formed protective panels (22, 26, 30) that exhibit slash-proof properties. The protective areas (22, 26, 30) are made from a flexible Kevlar® knit or the like, and extend to cover the groin, crotch, substantial areas of the buttocks and the inner thigh regions of both legs. The protective panels (22, 26, 30) are externally snitched to a low thermal burden material (18, 20), such as a polyester mesh, that provides elasticity and completes the structure of the shorts (10). The Kevlar® knit is flexible and preferably lies directly against the skin of a user to provide blast wave and ballistic fragment deflection while permitting mobility in a lightweight arrangement. Varying thickness of the Kevlar® knit can be used in the protective areas (22, 26, 30) selectively to enhance protection against blast wave and fragment penetration. The shorts (10) find particular application in battlefield theatres where military personnel are exposed to bomb threats.

Title
Multi-paneled protective undergarment
Application Number
12/948183
Publication Number
8561213 (B2)
Application Date
November 17, 2010
Publication Date
October 22, 2013
Inventor
William Mark Hocking
Cardiff
GB
Christopher Mark Lewis
Cardiff
GB
Matthew Searle
Bruton
GB
Andrew Rhys Howell
Cardiff
GB
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
BCB International
GB
IPC
A41D 13/00
F41H 1/02
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