Protective garment for skaters, and the like
Protective baseball batting garment
Protective appliance for the hip joint area
Protector for sportswear
ApplicationNo. 020196 filed on 02/19/1993
US Classes:2/465, Side impact torso protector2/23, Trouser attachments2/24, Knee pads or rests2/160, Attachments2/908, GUARD OR PROTECTOR HAVING A HOOK-LOOP TYPE FASTENER280/811Ice or roller skate boot attachment (e.g., cover, protector, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Crowder, Clifford D.
Assistant: Neas, Michael A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA41D 013/00
AbstractTo provide effective and protective sliding means for in-line roller skating, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW) plates are detachably fastened to the protective outerclothes and gloves of the user. Hook and loop fasteners are used in a manner that permits the UHMW plates to articulate on the fastening as the plate slides or skids on the pavement and the user's position changes during the slide. With the hook and loop fastening, excessive shear stress or pulling, from contact with an obstruction, permits the UHMW plate to separate before these stresses damage the skid plate, the hook and loop fastening, the adhesive bonds or the underlying protective clothing. The result is a slide or sliding fall as on ice in ice skating and various fall and slide maneuvers of the ice skater are made practical for the in-line roller skater on pavement.
Field of SearchHand or arm
Knee pads or rests
Shoulder and back
GUARD OR PROTECTOR HAVING A HOOK-LOOP TYPE FASTENER
Head protector (e.g., helmet, goggles, etc.)
Hand or wrist protector
Ice or roller skate boot attachment (e.g., cover, protector, etc.)
SKI OR SKATE APPLIANCE OR ATTACHMENT