Body Protection Robe
A protective garment that reduces the energy transfer from an impact or a fall by consuming some of the mechanical energy transferred to the person wearing the garment and decreasing the amount of injury to that person. The material used in the manufacture of the garment is a polymer, often termed “air bubble packing”. The protective action uses a design that has one or more layers of the air bubble packing or one air chamber fashioned into a robe style garment for the purpose of reducing the amount of injury to the wearer from an impact with an UN-yielding surface. The air chambers are intended to cushion or rupture as pressure is applied, after the collapse of the first air chamber the next air chamber or layer of chambers and the process is repeated.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
Provisional Application 61/731,053 Filed 29 Nov. 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING
The invention relates generally to protective clothing, and more particularly relates to protective clothing designed to reduce the amount of shock force transferred to a person from a fall or an impact with an unyielding surface.
BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
Protective clothing and gear are well known; most common types are designed for use with moving vehicles, sport activities, and industrial safety, while these serve the intended purpose, they are not practical for use with activities daily living. Many Injuries occur while performing daily living tasks, persons having weak bone density have a higher risk of serious injury from accidents that occur while performing these tasks. There exists a need for protective clothing for use with daily living activities that will absorb some of the shock, reduce the amount of injury, and is comfortable to wear, lightweight, and is stylish.
SUMMARY OF INVENTION
An object of this invention is to provide a protective garment which is capable of partially absorbing shock from an impact with an unyielding object. It is another object of the invention to provide a protective garment that is comfortable, lightweight, and can be worn while performing daily activities with or without assistance from another person. In one embodiment the protective mechanism of the garment is one or more layers of material having one or more inflatable air chambers that are designed to cushion the shock from an impact, or rupture and release the air when a larger force from an impact is applied. The garment dissipates shock energy by rupturing the air chambers, resulting in less shock transferred to the person wearing the garment.
The novel features which are considered as characteristic for the invention are set forth in particular in the claims that describe the preferred embodiment but are not intended to limit the scope of the invention. The invention will be best understood from the following description of specific embodiments when read in connection with the accompanying drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING
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The invention meets the stated needs, by providing a robe that is comfortable, lightweight, and stylish, that can be worn by persons while performing activities of daily living.
1. A garment to provide some protection of the head and body of the wearer from an impact, comprising: one or more layers of air cushioning material constructed generally into a full length overcoat style garment, having a extended collar height of cushioning material that is generally to the top of wearer's head, and having the length of the coat that is generally past the knees,
2. The garment in claim 1 constructed with plurality layers of air cushioning material, having air chambers that are different in size for one or more of said layers.
3. The garment in claim 1 having 4 layers of air chambered material, each layer having 2 sides a smooth top side and a air chambered bottom side, arranged with 2 layers of large air chambered material generally over ½ inch in diameter orientated together so that the bottom sides face each other, and the smooth top side of the air cushioning material is the exposed side, and the 2 smaller air chambered layers generally less than ½ inch in diameter are orientated on both smooth sides of the 2 large air chambered material so that the smooth top side of the smaller air chambered layers material is exposed
4. Protective garment made with a novel polymer cushioning material design, configured with one or more air chambers arranged inside each chamber and decreasing in size with each inner air chamber.
Filed: Nov 25, 2013
Publication Date: May 29, 2014
Inventor: Clay Cacas (Terrell, TX)
Application Number: 14/089,088