ApplicationNo. 537086 filed on 06/12/1990
US Classes:2/465, Side impact torso protector2/22, Leg2/92, Back and chest protectors2/267, Pads2/467, Back protector2/908, GUARD OR PROTECTOR HAVING A HOOK-LOOP TYPE FASTENER2/910, Hand or wrist protector2/912, GARMENT HAVING A HOOK-LOOP TYPE FASTENER428/100, Hook or barb428/178Forming, or cooperating to form cells
ExaminersPrimary: Schroeder, Werner H.
Assistant: Hale, Gloria M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA41D 013/00
AbstractA protective device for reducing incidence of injury from falls comprises a sheet of flexible polymeric material provided with an array of fluid filled chambers and releasable fasteners such as VELCRO strips at spaced apart locations on the sheet for enabling securing of the sheet to a person's hips. The releasable fasteners on the sheet may function to releasably fasten the sheet to a garment such as a coat or robe. The fluid filled bubbles of the sheet material are designed to maximize protection in the areas where enhanced impacts are expected to occur during falls.