Penetration Resistant Patents (Class 2/2.5)
  • Patent number: 10893741
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bulletproof bag. A bulletproof bag according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a frame which supports the rear side of a bag; a body which is coupled to the outside of the frame and forms an accommodation space; shoulder straps which are coupled to the body and worn on the shoulders of a user; a zipper part which extends from both sides of the bottom of the body to the center of the bottom of the body and extends along the center portion of the outer side of the body; and string guide holders which guide strings through their movement; wherein when ends of the strings are pulled, the sliders of the zipper part are moved, the zipper part is opened, and finally the body is changed into a state of being able to be worn to protect the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: ChaeHyun Lim, Seung Phill Lim
  • Patent number: 10893708
    Abstract: A utility garment has a front garment portion adapted for positioning at a wearer's chest, a rear garment portion adapted for positioning at a wearer's back, the front portion and rear portion being removably detachable at a plurality of attachment facilities, each attachment facility including a front facility portion connected to the front garment portion and a rear facility portion connected to the rear garment portion, at least a first one of the front facility portion and the rear facility portion comprising first and second bodies, the first body defining a first cable passage and the second body defining a second cable passage, the first cable passage and the second cable passage being registered with each other and adapted to receive a single cable, and the first body and second body being spaced apart from each other to define a latch receptacle space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BLUE FORCE GEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr., Stephen G. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10874152
    Abstract: The invention features methods and devices for controlling bleeding from blood vessels that may be damaged as a result of trauma or impact with an object, such as a bullet or shrapnel. The device may be wearable by a user and include one or more components, such as wound sealant and multiple inflatable balloons/bladders. The device may be integrated into a garment, e.g., a vest, jacket, trousers, or full body suit. Once triggered (automatically or manually), the device may be used to deliver wound sealant to a wound site and/or pressure to the wound site by selective inflation of one or more balloons over exsanguinating blood vessels that may be damaged, thereby stopping or minimizing the bleeding. Alternatively, or in addition, the device may be used to stabilize a wounded wearer for, e.g., transportation purposes, or to provide buoyancy. Devices of the invention may also be used as a blood pressure monitor, as a massaging device, and as a breast pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Legionarius, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Gruentzig
  • Patent number: 10871351
    Abstract: A tactical shoulder garment with a ballistic carrier and a removably attachable shoulder strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AARDVARK
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Becker, Pei-hsuan Li, David Munoz Arriaga
  • Patent number: 10845163
    Abstract: A ballistic vest carrier is formed by two overlapping outer panels and two overlapping inner panels. The ballistic vest carrier is configured to hold a soft ballistic panel and provides a pocket for an optional hard ballistic plate. The pocket for the optional ballistic plate is accessible from the outside face through an outer access opening. The outer face of the ballistic vest carrier is free of protruding edges, allowing concealed use of the ballistic vest carrier. A ballistic vest includes two ballistic vest carriers which are connected by shoulder straps and side straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PriveCo Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Nardone
  • Patent number: 10820639
    Abstract: An ambidextrous or hand-specific glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and a digit region. The glove may be fabricated of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of zinc, sulfur and accelerators to reduce allergic reactions in populations required to frequently wear protective gloves. A band region that partially or fully encircles a user's finger knuckles may be provided for easier finger bending. Texturing may be provided on glove surfaces that are used to grip articles. The fingertip regions on the front surface of the index and middle finger regions may be un-textured or smooth to enable a user to take a patient's pulse. These fingertip regions may be of reduced or smaller diameter and circumference so as to pull the glove material tightly around the tips of the user's finger and thereby applying pressure thereto so that even a faint pulse in a patient may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Hull, Christopher J. Pearen, Ronald J. Thatcher
  • Patent number: 10799751
    Abstract: The present invention is a weighted vest, for receiving standard Olympic weight plates. The vest has a plurality of vest pockets at least in two rows and in the front and in the rear. The top row pockets are each sized to receive up to three 2.5-pound standard Olympic weight plates and the bottom row pockets are sized to each receive up to three 5-pound standard Olympic weight plates. Each pocket has a weight holder with a length adapted to receive 1 to 3 standard Olympic weight and locked by a locking means and a pocket flap to securely hold the weight plates in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Sean Kelly
  • Patent number: 10788293
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a ballistic filler for a flexible soft body armor and methods of manufacturing the same. In one implementation, a first portion having a first subpanel is stitched directly to a second subpanel with a stitching pattern. The first subpanel has one or more layers of woven fabric, and the second subpanel has one or more layers of unidirectional fabric. A second portion backs the first portion. The second portion has one or more layers of unstitched unidirectional fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 10765437
    Abstract: A system of a combined climbing harness and medical tourniquet, and a method for using the system. A looped thigh strap portion of a climbing harness is detachable from the harness belt for separate alternative use as an emergency tourniquet for the user or a patient. The looped thigh strap is provided with features and components to facilitate its use as a functional tourniquet for either an arm or a leg, while nevertheless in ordinary use allowing it to serve as a component of a climbing harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Ishmael L. Antonio
  • Patent number: 10731949
    Abstract: A removable ballistic desk top is mated to a desk frame and can be removed in the event of an active shooter situation. The desk top has a top layer, a fabric layer, and a bottom layer. The fabric layer is a woven mesh and is bonded between the top and bottom layer. The desk top has a beveled edge that provides additional deflection of any projectiles when the beveled edge is placed near the floor. The desk top further includes handles and releasable latches for easy removal and installation to the desk frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Charles R. Feirrell
  • Patent number: 10694790
    Abstract: The invention relates to composite memory foam and its uses in the manufacture of jacket for exclusive body supports. The invention also relates to a method of adding or removing composite memory foam when dry cleaning is required. The composite memory foam includes a polyurethane foam and granules of a polyurethane polymer embedded in the polyurethane foam where the memory foam is exclusively added in collar, elbow, and back panel of jacket to improve the support and comfort level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Blackwood
  • Patent number: 10690453
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the invention provides a sensorially attractive puncture-resistant panel having a first surface and a second surface, wherein at least one of the first surface and the second surface is sensorially attractive. In some embodiments, the panel comprises, consists, or consists essentially of a first layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein at least one of the first surface and the second surface is sensorially attractive, and a second layer that is puncture-resistant and comprises, consists, or consists essentially of a puncture-resistant material. In some embodiments, the panel is sensorially attractive to a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Erik W. Wilker, Nancy C. Wilker
  • Patent number: 10668356
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to protective garments and systems that include a protective garment for protecting one or more body regions of an individual wearing the protective garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10654254
    Abstract: A process of bonding different constituent materials of different tensile strengths in a single step in an isostatic high pressure reactor in order to produce a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mahavadi Management and Technology Services GmbH
    Inventor: Purushotham Mahavadi
  • Patent number: 10653193
    Abstract: An impact force dampening and defusing structure includes a plurality of components arranged in a grid array. A component has a three-dimensional geometric shape that includes an impact receiving surface area and an impact defusing surface area. The impact defusing surface area is larger than, and a distance “d” from, the impact receiving surface area. The component includes a material composition and, when an impact force strikes the impact receiving surface area of the component and the impact force dampening and defusing structure is in position to protect a body part, the component contributes to reducing pressure on the body part based on the material composition, the distance “d”, the impact receiving surface area, and the impact defusing surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy W. Markison
  • Patent number: 10648779
    Abstract: Provided is a portable weapon shield configured for securing to the forearm of a human subject. The shield includes a base having a length sufficient to align with a substantial portion of the forearm. The shield also includes a handgrip affixed to the back of the base in a location defining a proximal portion of the base, and a pair of rails affixed to the back of the base at the distal portion thereof. The shield includes a set of adjustable straps threaded through the rails to form a set of loops. The straps are configured to support the base when the forearm is inserted through the loops in a manner so that a hand associated with the forearm is gripping the handgrip. The shield includes a resilient padding layer mounted to the back of the base to protect against trauma to the forearm caused by the directed threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Robert S. Scalli
  • Patent number: 10631584
    Abstract: A system includes an article of clothing, a pull cord, and a quick-release fastener. The article of clothing defines a shoulder region having a conduit. The pull cord is movably-supported upon the shoulder region. The quick-release fastener includes a peelable portion directly connected to a peelable end of the pull cord and a fixed portion directly connected to the shoulder region of the article of clothing. Another system includes a vest having a shoulder region and a waist region. A first quick-release assembly is arranged upon the shoulder region of the vest, and a second quick-release assembly arranged upon the waist region of the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Jered LeMarbe
  • Patent number: 10634458
    Abstract: An item of armor includes a ballistics arresting core, a first shell layer disposed on a first side of the ballistics arresting core, and a second shell layer disposed on a second side of the ballistics arresting core such that the second shell layer partially overlaps the first shell layer at an edge of the first shell layer to seal the ballistics arresting core within the first shell layer and the second shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LIFEPORT, LLC
    Inventors: Craig O. Hallquist, Shawn D. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10598465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene material that has a plurality of unidirectionally oriented polyethylene monolayers cross-plied and compressed at an angle to one another, each polyethylene monolayer composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and essentially devoid of resins. The present invention further relates to ballistic resistant articles that include or incorporate the inventive polyethylene material and to methods of preparing the material and articles incorporating same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Shalom Geva, Yuval Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10591256
    Abstract: Embodiments of a ballistic vest system having a ballistic vest plate carrier with a ballistic plate engaged to a ballistic ridge component disposed therein that provides protection against side spall and back face deformation caused by the impact of ballistic projectiles and shrapnel along the peripheral area of the ballistic plate and methods to manufacture such a ballistic vest systems are generally described herein. Other embodiments of a ballistic vest system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TYR Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 10591257
    Abstract: A multi-layer body armor plate includes a strike plate; a mesh layer positioned over the strike plate, the mesh layer having a number of open cells; and an outer skin layer positioned over the mesh layer so as to encapsulate the open cells of the mesh layer between the strike plate and the outer skin layer. The open cells of the mesh layer may entrap air or may be filled with expandable, buoyant foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Barr, Justin Tannehill
  • Patent number: 10584942
    Abstract: A ballistic-resistant garment having an incrementally-adjustable fit, and methods of making and using such a ballistic-resistant garment, whereby the ballistic-resistant garment includes a front panel having a front panel pocket configured to receive a first ballistic-resistant insert; a back panel having a back panel pocket configured to receive a second ballistic-resistant insert; a front panel first fastener coupled to the front panel; and a plurality of discrete back panel first fasteners coupled in spaced apart relation to the back panel, whereby each of the discrete back panel first fasteners is configured to matably engage with the front panel first fastener to provide a first pair of releasably engaged fasteners which couple the front and back panels to fasten the ballistic-resistant garment about a torso of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Angel Armor, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wellman, Alan V. Morine, Ross M. Hinschberger
  • Patent number: 10563961
    Abstract: A pre-stressed curved plate comprising a curved plate having at least one concave surface, the curved plate being enveloped and adhesively bonded with tensioned reinforcing fibers, whereby the reinforcing fibers are first wound around the plate under tension being spaced apart from the concave surface and subsequently subjected to pressure to stretch and bond the reinforcing fibers to the surfaces of the plate, where upon bonding, the tensile strain of the fiber introduces stress in the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: IMI Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Abel Cherevatsky, Benjamin Yavin
  • Patent number: 10562269
    Abstract: A composite has a) a PMC layer, and b) a tile layer comprising a plurality of Ox/Ox CMC tiles each has: i) a central portion, ii) an outer portion disposed surrounding the central portion, the bottom surface of the outer portion is disposed flush with the bottom surface of the central portion, the tile layer forms a smooth continuous top surface and a smooth continuous bottom surface, and the tiles are disposed with respect to one another such that each tile is inverted with respect to an adjoining tile, and iii) one or more overlap joints formed by the overlapping of the outer portions of adjoining tiles, so that hot gases entering the smooth top surface of the tile layer between abutting outer and central periphery segments must travel laterally between the overlapping outer portions of adjoining tiles to reach the top surface of the PMC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Composite Horizons, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Hynes, Benjamin Jeffrey Hynes, Thomas Barrett Jackson, Wilfred Hon
  • Patent number: 10561184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a slash and gash resistant protective composite fabric comprising at least one layer of base fabric, wherein the base fabric is a densely woven, ballistic fabric. At least one layer of rigid fabric, each having a base layer and a hard polymer layer having a special matrix, is bonded onto the base layer, and the rigid fabric is cut into strips of material having a scale-like pattern or shape. Each of the strips of material are connected to the layer of base fabric in overlapping layers whereby the base fabric is covered. The protective composite fabric further includes a resilient elastically deformable material having at least one sensor therein for monitoring of vital signs of a wearer, the resilient elastically deformable material being connected with the at least one layer of a base fabric and the rigid fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Linda Lazarowich
  • Patent number: 10555566
    Abstract: Disclosed are body impact protection systems. The body impact protection system may comprise at least one plate element layer, such as an interconnected meshed plate element network. Another embodiment may be directed to a protection system comprising at least one plate element layer, such as an interconnected meshed plate element network overlapping and adjacent to at least one liner or gel. Further embodiments may comprise the combination of multiple body impact protection systems in a single protective garment or device. Impact protection systems may be designed to protect various body features, such as for example, the head, shoulders, elbows, arms, wrists, hands, chest, torso, thighs, knees, shins, ankles, feet, and the like. The inventive body impact protection system affords more protection from the force of an impact and comfort than conventional body impact protection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PINWREST DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Foster, Mark Panko, Stacy Weiland
  • Patent number: 10551150
    Abstract: A body armor plate having an integral Molle compatible front covering that allows pouches and other Molle compatible accessories to be directly affixed to the plate. The armor plate includes a ballistic core, an integral front covering of durable fabric having a plurality of horizontal slits arranged in a Molle compatible array and a rear covering of hook or loop pile fabric material. The array of slits in the integral front cover of the armor plate allows Molle compatible pouches to be directly attached to the plate, thereby eliminating the need for a separate plate carrier or vest and greatly reduces the overall weight and bulk of the personal armor system. The hook and/or loop pile material of the integral back covering of the armor plate itself allows support straps to be connected directly to the plate without additional support or carrier apparatus needed to hold the plates to a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jo Won Seuk
  • Patent number: 10513806
    Abstract: A spike resistant package containing a pouch, a first grouping of spike resistant textile layers, and a slip layer. Each of the textile layers within the first grouping of textile layers contains a plurality of interwoven yarns or fibers having a tenacity of about 14 or more grams per denier. The slip layer has a thickness of less than about 0.1 mm, a stiffness of less than about 0.01 N-m, and a static coefficient of friction (COF) between the slip layer and the second side of the first grouping of less than about 0.40. The pouch essentially fully encapsulates the grouping of spike resistant textile layers and the slip layer and the slip layer and the inner surface of the pouch are in direct and intimate contact. An article containing the package is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Yunzhang Wang, Heather J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10513805
    Abstract: A spike resistant package containing a pouch, a first grouping of spike resistant textile layers, and a slip layer. Each of the textile layers within the first grouping of textile layers contains a plurality of interwoven yarns or fibers having a tenacity of about 5 or more grams per denier. At least a portion of the spike resistant textile layers comprise about 10 wt. % or less, based on the total weight of the spike resistant textile layer, of a coating comprising a plurality of particles having a diameter of about 20 ?m or less on at least one of the surfaces of the spike resistant textile layer. The slip layer has a stiffness of less than about 0.01 N-m and a static coefficient of friction (COF) between the slip layer and the second side of the first grouping of less than about 0.40. The pouch encapsulates the grouping of textile layers and slip layer. An article containing the package is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Yunzhang Wang, Heather J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10508888
    Abstract: A reinforced fabric is used in the making of clothes and bags and mainly includes a bulletproof cloth configured between a protective cloth attached to an inner lining cloth and an outer lining cloth opposite to the inner lining cloth, which can not only block the impact of bullets through the bulletproof cloth but facilitate blocking any slashing and stabbing of weapons with the high density of the protective cloth. The present invention can not only protect a wearer's personal safety but improve a user's wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Po-Shih Huang
  • Patent number: 10506840
    Abstract: A shock absorbing helmet includes an outer shell, an inner shock absorbing liner attached to the outer shell, and multiple compressible balls coupled with the outer shell and/or the shock absorbing liner in such a way that the compressible balls are free to move, relative to the outer shell and the shock absorbing liner, when the helmet is impacted by an object. A method of manufacturing a shock absorbing helmet involves forming an outer shell of the helmet, forming a shock absorbing liner of the helmet, attaching multiple compressible balls to the outer shell and/or the shock absorbing liner in such a way that the compressible balls are free to move, relative to the outer shell and the shock absorbing liner, when the helmet is impacted by an object, and attaching the outer shell to the shock absorbing liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Juan N. Walterspiel
  • Patent number: 10473433
    Abstract: A bulletproof protection structure comprises at least a flexible base and a reinforcing structure realized by means of at least one ballistic panel associated with the flexible base. The ballistic panel is finely divided into a plurality of elementary components, individually associated with the flexible base, structurally independent of one another and not bound to each other, so as to ensure flexibility for the structure as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELET.CA S.R.L. CON SOCIO UNICO
    Inventor: Alberto Contri
  • Patent number: 10466017
    Abstract: A chest armor panel (1) for female body armor vests wherein the breast cups (10A, 10B) of the armor panel are specially layered so that stitching lines (8) are offset from each other and covered by intermediary layers of non-stitched ballistic fabric or apex covers (26) to enhance the performance of the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SURVIVAL ARMOR, INC.
    Inventor: Chad Childers
  • Patent number: 10456646
    Abstract: A baseball and softball training aid is worn to prevent a batter's lead arm from extending too far backward in rotation during swing windup, thus collapsing the “box” or “barrel” referred to in batting training that exists between the batter's lead arm and chest during at least an initial portion of a swing of a bat. The training aid has a vertical stop providing a surface that is aligned vertically along a chest of the batter so that the lead arm of the batter is prevented from traveling past the vertical stop by contacting the vertical stop when the batter winds up to strike a ball and a pair of braces rigidly coupled to the vertical stop and extending across the chest of the batter to transfer energy from the vertical stop to the chest of the batter when the lead arm of the batter contacts the vertical stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Paramore English
  • Patent number: 10429253
    Abstract: An armor plate damage detection and testing system is disclosed that uses an initial electrical signal to generate mechanical energy waves that travel across the armor plate and reflect off the plate surfaces, wherein the reflections of those waves are recorded and analyzed with reference to a previously stored wave reflection signature to determine if damage has occurred to the armor plate. The analyzed results are communicated to the user in real time using a display unit and can further be communicated to a remote entity through an incorporated wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Revision Military Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Carkner
  • Patent number: 10383425
    Abstract: A carrier system for use with a body armor garment that distributes the shoulder loads produced by equipment carried or worn by military or law enforcement personnel, away from the user's shoulders and comfortably to the hips. Heavy shoulder loads, which typically cause chronic back pain and can lead to compression of the spine, are significantly mitigated. The carrier system has a vertical back support and a belt for securing the device around the waist of the user. In addition to alleviating shoulder fatigue and spine compression, the device is light, comfortable, durable, adjustable and easy to maintain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: London Bridge Trading Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Neibarger
  • Patent number: 10350477
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards a helmet adapted for use by a human being for a variety of activities. The helmet includes a shell, a plurality of FAEs, and at least one rigid component. The shell maybe configured and arranged to cover a portion of a wearer's head. The plurality of FAEs may be separately positioned adjacent to the shell's interior surface. Each FAE may include at least one disc spring that is adapted for absorbing forces. The at least one rigid component may be disposed within the shell and adjacent to the plurality of FAEs. In this way, the FAEs may be between the shell's interior surface and the at least one rigid component. When a force is applied to a location on the shell's exterior surface, it may be substantially absorbed by at least one of the FAEs positioned adjacent to the location on the shell's interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Composite Technology Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Terrence Lee Schneider
  • Patent number: 10337839
    Abstract: A formable armor that resists penetration by impacting projectiles. The instant formable armor features a plurality of cylindrical ceramic barrels each having flat ends that fay with the flat surfaces of adjacent ceramic barrels. Rows of faying cylindrical barrels are disposed parallel to one another. The substantially parallel rows of cylindrical ceramic barrels are affixed to a backing layer that maintains continuous contact between adjacent cylindrical barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Worthington, Guy Leath Gettle, Vincent R. Homer
  • Patent number: 10330443
    Abstract: An Anti-Ballistic chair including a seat portion, and a first Anti-Ballistic panel removably inserted into a pocket having an opening formed within the seat portion, wherein the Anti-Ballistic panel comprises at least a first layer of Anti-Ballistic material formed from high-strength synthetic fibers extending in a first direction, and at least a second layer of Anti-Ballistic material formed from high-strength synthetic fibers extending in a second direction, different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SHIELDPRO, LLC
    Inventors: Jens Wemhoener, Peter Mowbray, Fred Peters
  • Patent number: 10323908
    Abstract: A flexible composite suitable for use in a knife, pick, bullet and fragment-resistant article comprising (i) a first zone comprising fabric but no resin, the first first zone comprising from 10 to 90 percent of the total thickness of the composite, (ii) a third zone comprising an elastomeric or thermoplastic resin but no fabric, the third zone comprising from 0 to 50 percent of the total thickness of the composite and (iii) a second zone, located between the first and third zones, comprising fabric and an elastomeric or thermoplastic resin, the second zone comprising from 10 to 90 percent of the total thickness of the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Olivier Rozant, Yves Bader, Louis Boogh, Nicolas Pont
  • Patent number: 10254086
    Abstract: An armored shirt with contoured body armor selectively inserted into contoured armor pockets. Front and rear portions are connected along lateral edges. Shoulder portions connect upper portions of the front and rear portions, and neck and left and right arm openings are defined by the front, rear, and shoulder portions. Contoured armor pockets are formed in the front and rear portions with inner and outer layers of material joined to define a contoured edge shape while leaving a pocket opening. The contoured edge shapes of the body armor and the armor pocket correspond with both spanning from under the left arm opening to under the right arm opening. The edge shape of the pocket and the armor can include lateral inwardly arcuate upper narrowing underarm portions adjacent to the arm openings and a central inwardly arcuate upper portion therebetween bounded by the neck opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: C.I.A. Miguel Caballero SAS
    Inventor: Carolina Ballesteros Casas
  • Patent number: 10252505
    Abstract: A composite laminate is made by providing at least a first composite ply and a second composite ply, each having longitudinally oriented fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The second composite ply is disposed on, and in transverse relation to, the first composite ply. Preferably, the second ply is disposed at 90° relative to the first ply. An article can be manufactured by providing a core material and applying a reinforcing material to a portion of the core material. The reinforcing material is a reinforcing composite ply or a composite laminate as described herein. Optionally, the core material is a prepreg that may be a composite laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Edward D. Pilpel
  • Patent number: 10231534
    Abstract: A back support frame attachment system for a container, such as a backpack. A back support frame has a slot at its bottom end. A back portion of a container has a sleeve at its top end and a strap at its bottom end. The top end of the back support frame is insertable into the sleeve at the top end of the back portion and the strap is positionable through the slot in the bottom end of the back support frame. A first portion of the strap has hook material and a second portion of the strap has loop material, or vice versa. A folded middle portion of the strap is insertable through the slot at the bottom end of the back support frame such that the hook material can be attached to the loop material. The strap is operable to disconnect the bottom end of the back support frame from the bottom end of the back portion when a free end of the strap is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MMI Outdoor, Inc.
    Inventors: William V. Meador, III, Ryan T. Torpey, Jacob S. Pugh
  • Patent number: 10231533
    Abstract: A wearable container or pack that is quickly convertible into front and rear body armor without removing the pack from the torso of the wearer. The container or pack may include a bag that may be easily separated from the container or pack, and quickly dropped from the container or pack, providing supplies for another person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Dennis O'Connor, Brian Naillon, Von Bolin, Wallace Lau
  • Patent number: 10234244
    Abstract: A rigid ballistic-resistant composite includes large denier per filament (dpf) yarns. The yarns are held in place by a resin to form a rigid composite panel with improved ballistic performance. The large dpf yarns may be selected from aromatic heterocyclic co-polyamide fibers, polyester-polyarylate fibers, high modulus polypropylene (HMPP) fibers, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers, poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole) (PBO) fibers, poly-diimidazo pyridinylene (dihydroxy)phenylene (PIPD) fibers, carbon fibers, and polyolefin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BARRDAY INC.
    Inventor: Jason Aaron van Heerden
  • Patent number: 10234241
    Abstract: A protective, wearable carriage device and method is provided such that the device conforms more substantially to the user's body, facilitates heat dissipation and facilitates modular attachment of different shapes and configurations of armor. In one embodiment of the present invention, a substantially rigid outer frame is provided with an outer surface material and an inner surface mesh material, and the outer frame is secured to an inner frame comprising a cloth netting such that the inner frame and outer frame create a gap between the inner frame and the spacer mesh material. In one embodiment of the present invention, one or more bowing stiffeners are secured to the outer frame so as to facilitate the desirable features of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Velocity Systems LLC
    Inventor: David B. Strum
  • Patent number: 10222180
    Abstract: A plate carrier for carrying body armor has a front panel having a front connector panel, a rear panel behind the front panel, and a pair of side panels connected to the rear panel. The pair of side panels includes a right side panel and a left side panel. The right panel includes a right inside connector panel that connects to the front connector panel. The left panel includes a left inside connector panel that connects to the front connector panel. An outside flap panel extends from a lower edge of the front panel. The outside flap panel includes an inside connector panel mounted on an inside surface of the outside flap panel. The inside connector panel overlies the pair of side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Spencer Tien
  • Patent number: 10213008
    Abstract: Ballistic backpacks have a pouch having a back panel defining a compartment having a pouch lower edge, shoulder straps connected to the pouch, a closure flap connected to the compartment with a flap lower edge connected to the pouch at the pouch lower edge, the closure flap being movable between a closed position in which the closure flap extends up from the pouch lower edge and encloses the pouch, and a deployed position in which the closure flap depends downward from the pouch lower edge, a first ballistic panel connected to the back panel and having a first panel edge proximate the lower pouch edge, a second ballistic panel connected to the closure flap with a second panel edge proximate the lower flap edge at a level above the pouch lower edge, such that when the closure flap is in the deployed position, the first and second ballistic panels overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald E. Weaver, Jr., Donna Webber
  • Patent number: 10197363
    Abstract: Composite armor and armor systems according to the invention incorporate substrates that delay and reduce compressive waves associated with impacts from reflecting off of the back surface of ceramic front face armor as tensile waves, which may damage or destroy the front face armor material. The composite armor and armor systems incorporating syntactic substrates and backed by a high strength fiber backing exhibit increased mass efficiency and reduced blunt force trauma resulting from ballistic impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Raymond M Gamache, Charles M Roland
  • Patent number: 10188197
    Abstract: Equipment (1) having a personal protection system. The equipment (1) is envisaged to be carried on a user's shoulders undercovered. To this end, the equipment has a backpack (2) containing a front ballistic package (10) mounted in a first compartment (6) of the backpack (2) with capability of being pulled out therefrom. The front ballistic package (10) comprises a pull-out grip (12) at a first end (14) and at a second end (16), two connecting members (18) connected to the backpack (2), and allowing the passage of the user's head during the extraction thereof. Furthermore, according to the invention there are provided compacting means (20) that cause that upon pulling out the front ballistic package (10) for protecting the user the first compartment (6) can modify the size thereof from an expanded to a compacted size notably reducing its size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Juan Fraile Nuez, Ernesto Natera Asurmendi, María Baer Pakhomova