Penetration Resistant Patents (Class 2/2.5)
  • Patent number: 11441875
    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: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian G. Barr, Justin Tannehill
  • Patent number: 11435167
    Abstract: A silk blend ballistic fabric for creating comfortable and flexible bulletproof apparel includes a plurality of silk threads and a plurality of para-aramid fiber threads interwoven with the plurality of silk threads to create a fabric. An alternative embodiment of the disclosure generally comprises a hybrid thread comprising a silk thread and a para-aramid fiber thread twisted with the silk thread. The resulting hybrid thread can be woven to create the fabric. The resulting fabric is bulletproof and substantially flexible to create articles of clothing such as, but not limited to, trousers, shirts, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wilson
  • Patent number: 11433638
    Abstract: Provided are garments that comprise thermally-conductive materials, the materials comprising a heat-collecting coating disposed on a fibrous base material having a thermally-conductive additive dispersed within. Also provided are methods of fabricating thermally-conductive garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: The H.D. Lee Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhruv Agarwal, Yongxin Wang, Josue Monge
  • Patent number: 11425954
    Abstract: A device, system, and elements for providing customizable and regionalized head protection are disclosed. One or more protective elements and/or cushioning elements can be permanently or removably attached to a wearable shell, to provide an increased level of protection for a wearer. The size, shape, and composition of the one or more protective elements and/or cushioning elements can be varied to alter the level and location of protection provided by the head protection device. One or more accessories also can be included in the head protection device, such as light sources and reflectors to enhance the visibility of the head protection device and to provide illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Wacter, Alison Wacter
  • Patent number: 11385028
    Abstract: A throat guard has one or more insertion points which are received in openings or otherwise removably attached to a garment component. The insertion points can be upper horns and a lower section with the upper horns received in openings on the collar of the garment component and the lower section is received a central opening of the garment component. In an undeployed position the upper horns are released from collar of the garment component, but the throat guard remains attached to the garment component and available to be quickly secured around the throat area of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: POINT BLANK ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Randall J. LeMarbe
  • Patent number: 11378484
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to personal protective equipment (PPE) (such as gloves, shoes/boots, hoods, protective clothing, etc.) for industrial applications. More specifically, the invention relates to using magnetic particles (e.g. incorporated within or attached/affixed to the PPE) so that a magnetic scan may be run to determine a change (e.g. decrease) in initial magnetic field signature (MFS) for the PPE). The change in MFS is used to determine end of service life of the PPE (such that the protective equipment should be retired or repaired).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Verma, Raj Kamal Prasad
  • Patent number: 11369151
    Abstract: A weight lifting support shirt is used to assist a lifter to perform workouts and includes a chest support portion, a shoulder support portion, an abdominal support portion, and a first and second arm support portions each including a sleeve portion. The chest support portion is configured to extend across a chest portion of the lifter from a first end to a second end. The first and second arm support portions extend from the first and second ends of the chest support portion, respectively. The shoulder support portion abuts and extends across boundaries of the first and second arm support portions, and the chest support portion. The first and second arm support portions are configured to conform around a first and a second arm of the lifter. The abdominal support portion extends below from the chest support portion and is configured to conform and fasten around the lifer's abdomen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Allen Forell
  • Patent number: 11353294
    Abstract: A modular armor system is provided. The modular armor system includes an encasement for holding one or more interior plate, thereby providing a variety of protection options. The encasement is moveable from an open configuration to a closed configuration. In the open configuration, a user can inspect plate conditions and configurations prior to using such system, thereby allowing the user to replace damaged plates and/or to change plate configurations. The system is configured to allow bullets to penetrate the encasement, thereby reducing impact to users while reducing shrapnel associated with bullet spalling. By including one or more penetrable, buffer, retaining, or other plate within the encasement, users can further decrease impact and/or other risks associated with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CHAMELEON ARMOR, LLC
    Inventor: Brandin Hall
  • Patent number: 11353292
    Abstract: In an example, a kit for assembling a scalable body armor for a wearer's body includes hard ballistic plates, soft ballistic panels, a plate carrier including a front plate carrier and a rear plate carrier connected by shoulder straps and having front and rear plate carrier pockets for receiving the hard ballistic plates, a front panel carrier having a front outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the front plate carrier by contact and a front panel carrier pocket to receive one of the soft ballistic panels, and a rear panel carrier having a rear outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the rear plate carrier by contact and a rear panel carrier pocket to receive another one of the soft ballistic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: David Bak
  • Patent number: 11344104
    Abstract: A backpack (11) provides a protective utility vestment including a panel of armor material fully stored beneath the openable cover (22) an anterior chamber within the backpack, obscuring its existence. A pair of hand-graspable pull-tabs (31) connected to opposite lateral sides of the vestment allow rapid deployment of the vestment over the user's head and into position on the user's chest. The pull-tabs can be obscured on the shoulder supports (14,15) of the backpack until used. Decoy bands (43) on the shoulder supports can further enhance the obscuring effect. The pull-tabs can secure to the hip support pads (16,17) to further secure the vestment on the user's chest. A bottom deployed utility caddy can be stowed within a hidden medial compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Brian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 11330894
    Abstract: Implementations of a backpack that can be converted into a protective vest are provided. In a first configuration, the backpack may be used to store and transport items. When confronted with an imminent threat (e.g., an active shooter), the backpack can be converted to a second configuration that serves as a protective vest configured to provide ballistic protection for the wearer's chest and back (i.e., body armor). The backpack does not need to be removed from the wearer's torso when being converted to the protective vest configuration. The protective vest contains at least one ballistic armor insert in both the front and rear panel sections thereof. The backpack includes a container that is detachable therefrom. This detachable container may include an internal pocket that contains at least one ballistic armor insert and enarme that allow the detachable container to be used as a shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: David Rushing
  • Patent number: 11325017
    Abstract: Aspects herein provide for a remoldable article configured to attenuate or reduce the results of an impact. The article comprises a plate that is remoldable in a temperature range of about 41 degrees Celsius to about 43.3 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David Turner, Jeff Hawes
  • Patent number: 11324305
    Abstract: A carrier assembly including a harness and a front bullet-proof chest plate; a first strap provided with a first element of a first quick connector; a second strap provided with a first element of a second quick connector; a third strap provided with a second element of the first quick connector; a fourth strap provided with a second element of the second quick connector; the front bullet-proof chest plate including third and fourth elements for cooperating respectively with the first and second elements of the first quick connector; and fifth and sixth elements for cooperating respectively with the first and second elements of the second quick connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE, SARL MKM
    Inventors: Jordane Grenier, Marc Menetrier
  • Patent number: 11253381
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting a head of a user, e.g., while the user inclines their head downward, leans forward, and the like, for extended periods of time. In an exemplary embodiment, a harness is provided that is configured to be worn on a body of a user, the harness including a shoulder harness configured to be worn over or around one or both shoulders of the user, and a head support. The head support may include a support bracket including a first end mounted to the harness, and a rest member coupled to a second end of the support bracket such that the rest member extends across a forehead of the user and/or at least partially around the user's head when the harness is worn for supporting the user's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enhance Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Doyle
  • Patent number: 11245784
    Abstract: A communications node includes an apparel item in the form of a harness that includes a primary portion. A halo element extends from the primary portion and is configured to be worn about the neck. A fastener that demountably couples the primary portion to the halo element. An antenna element positioned within the apparel item. An A/V hub is affixed to the halo portion and configured to receive audio/video input. A communications device and battery are positioned within the apparel item. A control circuit is positioned within the apparel item and communicatively coupled to the antenna element, the A/V hub, the communications device, and the battery. The A/V hub includes a microphone. The control circuit is configured to establish a self-organizing wide area network with a plurality of computing devices that connect directly, dynamically, and non-hierarchically to the WAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: VORBECK MATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Dan F Scheffer, Sriram Manivannan, Keren Espina, Jennifer Pinkos, Can Gun Yaprak, Alison Baskerville
  • Patent number: 11202475
    Abstract: A protective clothing (100) comprising saw protective layering regions (110) comprising saw protection filler material, wherein said saw protective layering regions (110) has at least one reinforced section (120). A reinforced section (120) is also disclosed comprising saw protection filler material, said reinforced section (120) arranged to be removably arranged to protective clothing (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventor: Johan Milling
  • Patent number: 11193737
    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: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Erik W. Wilker, Nancy C. Wilker
  • Patent number: 11185128
    Abstract: An article of apparel includes a base layer defined by a Poisson's ratio, and a polymer structure coupled to the base layer. The polymer structure is configured to lower the Poisson's ratio of the base layer. The polymer structure includes a plurality of interconnected members forming an array of cell units. The plurality of interconnected members form cell walls with interior recesses defined within the cell walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Toronjo, David McManus, John Acevedo, Alan Guyan
  • Patent number: 11181343
    Abstract: A method of operating a deployable armor panel is disclosed with steps as; grasping a pair of extractors with a pair of handles or distal loops by inserting a thumb and/or finger of a user into said pairs of distal loops; extracting said deployable armor panel up and out by stretching said pair of extractors through said pair of distal loops connected therewith; stretching said deployable armor panel over head of said user by pulling said pair of extractors through said pair of distal loops from said internal compartment of said carrier; positioning said deployable armor panel in front of a chest of said user by draping said pair of tethers over said shoulders of said user; and securing said deployable armor panel in front of said chest by attaching said panel, to a belt disposed at both sides of said carrier, by a pair of adjustable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Damian Ross
  • Patent number: 11167198
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-step method with a number of processes and sub-processes that interact to allow for the selection, design and/or manufacture of a protective sports helmet for a specific player, or a recreational sports helmet for a specific person wearing the helmet. Once the desired protective sports helmet or recreational sports helmet is selected, information is collected from the individual player or wearer regarding the shape of his/her head and information about the impacts he/she has received while participating in the sport or activity. The collected information is processed to develop a bespoke energy attenuation assembly for use in the protective helmet. The energy attenuation assembly includes at least one energy attenuation member with a unique structural makeup and/or chemical composition. The energy attenuation assembly is purposely engineered to improve comfort and fit, as well as how the helmet responds when an impact or series of impacts are received by the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Vittorio Bologna, Murphy Gillogly, Thad M. Ide
  • Patent number: 11150054
    Abstract: In an example, a kit for assembling a scalable body armor for a wearer's body includes hard ballistic plates, soft ballistic panels, a plate carrier including a front plate carrier and a rear plate carrier connected by shoulder straps and having front and rear plate carrier pockets for receiving the hard ballistic plates, cummerbund portions extending laterally around the plate carrier and releasably connected to form a cummerbund around the wearer's body, a front panel carrier having a front outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the front plate carrier by contact and a front panel carrier pocket to receive one of the soft ballistic panels, and a rear panel carrier having a rear outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the rear plate carrier by contact and a rear panel carrier pocket to receive another one of the soft ballistic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: David Bak
  • Patent number: 11136813
    Abstract: A defense mobile device for securing a door during shelter-in-place situations. The device includes wheels rendering it mobile and stops that, when actuated, hold the device stationary. A panel has a ballistic core that resists bullets, a front face, an opening, and a cover positioned over the opening to overlay and enclose a door knob protruding through the opening. The front face forms, or has affixed to it, a writing surface. The panel pivots between a plurality of angled positions to facilitate writing and an upright position flat against the door. A locking rod, rotatably connected to the panel, pushes and pulls the panel between its angled positions and its upright position. A lever-locking mechanism or a twist-lock mechanism secures the device in place against or within a door frame and against the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: WINGSHIELD, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Rush
  • Patent number: 11116331
    Abstract: A carrier cloth device for babies or young children comprising a back textile with a back textile inner side and a back textile outer side and at least one textile shoulder strap with a textile shoulder strap inner side and an opposite textile shoulder strap outer side and at least one cushion. The at least one textile shoulder strap is connected to the back textile and comprises a cushion pouch with a pouch opening, wherein the cushion pouch is designed and configured to hold the cushion, and wherein the cushion is insertable into the cushion pouch through the pouch opening and is removable from said pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Limas GmbH
    Inventor: Anna Sauer
  • Patent number: 11112218
    Abstract: A modular armor apparatus includes a support plate and a plurality of replaceable armor modules coupled to the support plate. The armor modules may be detachably/reversibly coupled to the support plate to enable the armor modules to be replaced. In various embodiments, the support plate defines a plurality of first locking features, each armor module of the plurality of armor modules comprises a second locking feature, and the second locking feature of each armor module is configured to be reversibly interlocked with a respective first locking feature of the plurality of first locking features of the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: John York, James Eckstein
  • Patent number: 11096599
    Abstract: Protecting a blood pressure cuff and its user is in a sanitary and convenient manner. A shield has upper and lower edges, longitudinal side edges, and interior and exterior surfaces. Stitching couples the side edges. The shield forms a funnel-shaped, generally conical configuration. The upper edge is imperforate, devoid of elastic, and has a first circumference. The shield is fabricated of a flexible material. A continuous elastic band is secured to the shield adjacent the lower edge. The elastic band is adapted to constrict the lower edge to a second circumference when in a relaxed, un-stretched orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ARMS WAY, LLC
    Inventors: Elaine Rogerson, Luella Marston
  • Patent number: 11077627
    Abstract: A protective assembly comprises a first region formulated and configured to provide protection from alpha, beta, and electromagnetic radiation and comprising a composite of particles and polymer; a second region formulated and configured to provide protection from ballistic impact and comprising a composite of fibers and polymer; and a third region formulated and configured to provide protection from thermal radiation and comprising a composite of particles, fiber, and polymer. The protective assembly may be provided on an aerospace structure. The protective assembly may be formed on the aerospace structure body using a co-curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven F. Stone, Matt Armentrout, Christopher Deemer, Carl Madsen, Brian Barber
  • Patent number: 11071900
    Abstract: A catcher's chest protector with electronic components. The device includes a padded chest protector including adjustable straps for securement to a baseball or softball catcher's torso. The chest protector includes a wireless receiver, an LED display, and a vibration mechanism. The LED display is disposed on a front side of the chest protector. The wireless receiver is configured to receive a remote signal corresponding to a particular instruction or strategy, whereby the instruction or strategy is displayed on the LED display for viewing by the pitcher and the other defensive position players. The wireless receiver is further configured to cause the vibration mechanism to vibrate in a predefined pattern upon receiving an instruction meant for the catcher, such that the catcher is secretly notified of the instruction. The chest protector can be utilized to speed up a game, or to accurately relay strategies and instructions to players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Darwin David Williams
  • Patent number: 11058168
    Abstract: A surface structure for sports boots used for ball games having increased ball-contact properties where each boot has an upper part and a sole and the upper part has an outer surface used for shooting a ball, wherein at least a part of said ball shooting outer surface comprises a coating that has an adhesive substance covering said outer surface and a grained structure embedded in and kept by the adhesive. The grained structure comprises discrete granules of a resilient material, wherein between the adhesive and the outer surface of the upper part and between the adhesive and the granules a stable and durable bonding is provided, and the granules have outer surfaces that provide an improved contact with the ball when getting in contact with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: László Oroszi, Mihály István Lantos
  • Patent number: 11051565
    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: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LEGIONARIUS, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Gruentzig
  • Patent number: 11053617
    Abstract: Woven fabrics are formed from high tenacity fibers or tapes that are loosely interwoven with adhesive coated filaments, to composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone, Ashok Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 11015904
    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: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian G. Barr, Justin Tannehill
  • Patent number: 10976138
    Abstract: A collapsible ballistic shield which provides a degree of protection against ballistic threats. The shield includes a head plate, an upper torso plate, a lower torso plate, an upper lock-and-release hinge joint, a lower lock-and-release hinge joint, a primary handle, and a strap-mounting fastener. The head plate is positioned opposite to the lower torso plate, across the upper torso plate to outline a shape of a body. The head plate is pivotably attached to the upper torso plate by the upper lock-and-release hinge joint. The lower torso plate is pivotably attached to the upper torso plate by the lower lock-and-release hinge joint. Resultantly, the shield may be collapsed, expanded, and broken down. The primary handle provides a grasping point and is mounted to a rear surface of the upper torso plate. The strap-mounting fastener allows the user to attach the shield to external structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TACTICAL REVOLUTION, LLC
    Inventors: Timo Olavi Tervola, Sean Richard Rosario, Gerald David Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10928165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a body armor with several armor elements (4) that are connected to one another, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) supply of an armor blank (2) with at least two armor elements (4) which are connected to one another or in a fixed position relative to one another, b) reshaping of the armor blank (2) in at least one reshaping direction such that the at least two armor elements (4) are reshaped, c) separation of the at least two connected armor elements (4) from one another and d) flexible connection of the separated armor elements (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MEHLER ENGINEERED DEFENCE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Vahldiek, Frank Krieger
  • 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: 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: 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: 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