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Harold N Braunhut: Universally fitting, modular ballistic garment. Goodman & Teitelbaum, February 5, 1985: US04497069 (53 worldwide citation)

A universally fitting modular ballistic garment having a harness member to which are connected various body protector members. A chest protector is formed of ballistic material and is removably secured onto the harness member by Valcro-type fasteners. Additional Velcro-type fasteners are provided bo ...


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Robert L Macosko: Baseball pitching target. Paul H Ware, February 5, 1985: US04497485 (47 worldwide citation)

A baseball pitching target comprising a rectangular peripheral tubular frame supported by support members staked to the ground and having a mesh backstop itself having an insert that represents such target indicia as the catcher's chest protector, shoulder pads and knee protector pads and mitt. Pitc ...


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Leonard O Nipper, Donald E Ettinger: Protective athletic equipment. Cassemco, Barnes & Thornburg, February 5, 1991: US04989265 (43 worldwide citation)

An article of protective athletic equipment to be worn by a person includes padding in the form of a layer of closed cell, elastomeric foam having a regularly bi-directionally convoluted surface for confronting the person. An exemplary shoulder pad using such padding has a chest protector including ...


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Joseph H West: Protective garment for baseball umpires having an inner cushioned layer and an outer layer of interconnected plates. Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, July 2, 1996: US05530966 (42 worldwide citation)

A protective garment for the torso of a body and in particular a chest protector for baseball umpires which has an inner flexible layer and outer shell layer. The inner layer is in the form of a flexible pad adapted to conform to the contour of the torso. The inner layer has an inner and outer surfa ...


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Norman Law: Childs collapsible car seat. George H Dunsmuir, July 24, 1990: US04943112 (42 worldwide citation)

Because of the complicated structure and expense, collapsible seats for use by children in automobiles are a rarity. A simple device of this type includes a pair of cushioned panels hingedly interconnected end-to-end which normally define a portion of a conventional backrest in an automobile, the pa ...


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Edward G Dierickx: Chest protector. Dellett Smith Hill and Bedell, February 19, 1991: US04993076 (39 worldwide citation)

A light-weight, shock-absorbing chest protector worn, for example, by participants in sports, the protector allowing air circulation to a wearer's body while providing enhanced flexibility. The protector conforms to a wearer's body and flexes inwardly and outwardly and expands and contracts vertical ...


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Carl J Abraham, Henry D Cross: Impact and energy absorbing product for helmets and protective gear. April 30, 2002: US06378140 (38 worldwide citation)

An impact and energy absorbing product for helmets and protective gear. More particularly, the invention teaches the usage of coiled springs in conjunction with polymeric materials or metals such as titanium, to absorb and dissipate forces of humans and other objects coming in contact with helmets a ...


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Raymond Laberge, Robert Beauregard: Chest protector. Sport Maska, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, April 16, 1991: US05007108 (37 worldwide citation)

Sports player protective equipment having a system of protective padding members, and of a scale-type configuration having one section of protective padding overlapping an adjacent section of protective padding. The padding sections overlap one another and include a sliding extension member, the end ...


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Walter F Tomczak: Chest protector with rigid plates. MacGregor Sporting Goods, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, July 2, 1985: US04525875 (33 worldwide citation)

An improved chest protector including additional protection to the sternum area of an athlete's chest. The additional protection is provided by relatively rigid plates bonded to the conventional shock-absorbing chest protector material on the side opposite the wearer's body and directly over the ste ...


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William J Buhler: Baseball players chest protector. William C Babcock, June 16, 1981: US04272847 (32 worldwide citation)

A lightweight baseball catcher's chest protector that permits circulation of air to the user's body, one that does not absorb perspiration even after prolonged useage, has a minimum restrictive action on the movement of the user thereof, and minimizes the tendency of a missed baseball that strikes t ...