Knee Pads Or Rests Patents (Class 2/24)
  • Patent number: 10933278
    Abstract: Provided is a stretching slider excellent in compactness and lightweightness and exhibiting high stability and slipperiness. A stretching slider includes a plate-shaped member having a first surface as a front surface and a second surface as a back surface and a plurality of ball rollers provided on the second surface for moving the plate-shaped member in all directions along a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: JUTE inc.
    Inventor: Shigeo Moridaira
  • Patent number: 10842659
    Abstract: A knee brace assembly comprising a sleeve and a buttress attached to the sleeve and configured to be positioned against a knee of the wearer. The buttress is configured to be positioned proximate a patella of the wearer and configured to provide support to the patella of the wearer. The knee brace includes a wrap having a first end defining an upper tab and lower tab, and a second end defining an upper and lower tab. The wrap is sized to extend around the leg of the wearer. The upper tab of the first end is configured to attach to the upper tab of the second end, and the lower tab of the first end is configured to attach to the lower tab of the second end, such that the wrap is operable to form a compressive fit around the sleeve and buttress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHOCK DOCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: William Best, Thierry Petelle
  • Patent number: 10786381
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the brace assembly utilize an elastic cross strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to provide progressive resistance to the extension, flexion or other movement of body parts about the joint. In some embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a progressive resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee. Some embodiments of the assembly may be able to accommodate different joints, different size wearer's of the assembly and different tension settings such as for athletes during competition. Some embodiments of the brace assembly may be used bilaterally and can be made without metal bracing to comply with the requirements of some sports. Some embodiments of the mounting facilities may have through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KNEE X BRACE LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie E. Paulos, Kim A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10757987
    Abstract: A knee pad for engagement to a user in an as-worn position with a cavity defined by an interior surface surrounding a knee of a user. A plurality of projections extend from the body of the knee pad and are made of compressible material to provide a cushioned support to the knees and prevent rolling of the knee pad during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: David Pratson
  • Patent number: 10709949
    Abstract: A golf swing training device and method for preventing hyperextension of a joint during golf, or any other activity in which hyperextension occurs. The device includes a curved elongate member, which contains a bend that coincides with the joint, attached below the user's elbow using any one or more straps, cam buckles, and hooks and loops fasteners. The elongate member, when worn properly, does not allow the elbow to hyperextend as the top portion of the elongate member hits the back of the user's arm when the arm is straightened, preventing any further movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Erika Wicoff
  • Patent number: 10629174
    Abstract: A guitar support pad for placement on the thigh of a seated guitar player to resist movement of the guitar and digging of the guitar body into the thigh comprises essentially a thin, flexible rectangularly-shaped body of uniform thickness. The pad preferably has a soft, resilient upper part for supporting a guitar body and maintaining it in a fixed position, and a lower part consisting of a thin sheet which is flexible enough to drape conformally over a player's thigh, while resisting sliding movement of the pad on the thigh. A preferred embodiment of a guitar support pad according to the present invention includes a rectangular sheepskin having a wool upper part and a tanned lower hide part. A preferred method of using the pad includes draping the pad over the thigh, positioning a guitar on the wooly surface of the pad and strumming or picking the guitar strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Carter B. White
  • Patent number: 10543394
    Abstract: A doughnut shaped multifunction cushioning device, made of foam or similar flexible resilient material, and having a doughnut hole contoured recess. During exercise, manual labor, or other human endeavor, one human body joint such as a knee or other bodily bony protuberance is placed inside the contoured recess and against the floor or other support surface. By such means the cushioning device provides one or more of the following beneficial effects: reduced risk of injury, increased comfort, body alignment, and slight traction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Eleanor Leah May Mandell
  • Patent number: 10517337
    Abstract: A knee brace is provided that having a foot support assembly, a knee support assembly, and a calf engagement assembly. The foot support assembly is adjustable relative to the knee support assembly. The calf engagement assembly has a calf brace and is connectable to the foot support assembly and the knee support assembly with adjustment straps. The foot support assembly includes a foot adjustment plate that is connected to a shoe engagement component. The knee support assembly has a knee adjustment plate and has a multilayer pad, and a knee pad connector component connects the multilayer pad and the knee adjustment plate. The knee pad connector component can be connected such that the multilayer pad is in line with or offset relative to the knee pad connector, or the knee pad connector component can be replaced with right and left offset knee pad connector components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Marella
  • Patent number: 10441008
    Abstract: The present invention provides body part protectors which comprise multiple discrete and optionally removable/replaceable shock absorbing elements. The body part protectors of this invention offer superior protection to body parts such as knees and elbows as compared to other devices and/or those devices which comprise single shock absorbing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Victoria Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10441007
    Abstract: A support frame for a knee pad has three major components that interlock with each other to form a rigid and strong frame capable of supporting the weight of a person who is working on knees. The three components are molded of a rigid plastic material. The upper component has a knee seat and a strap for wrapping around the leg of the wearer; the lower component has a cuff for wrapping around the wearer's ankle. Fastener devices for attaching the knee pad and the straps to the support frame are either incorporated into or provided on the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Lee E. Richards
  • Patent number: 10363477
    Abstract: Body protection padding with non-bursting gas cells preferably includes at least one base shell, an inside gas cell impact layer and an outside gas cell impact layer. The gas is preferably air, but could be any other suitable gas, such as pure nitrogen or argon. Body protection padding includes shoulder-chest pads, knee pads, hip pads, thigh pads and any other type of sports protective padding. The gas cells in the inside and outside gas cell impact layers do not burst upon impact. The at least one base shell is typically used in the body protection padding. Each gas cell layer includes a plurality of gas cells created between two plastic sheets. The inside and outside gas cell impact layers may be permanently or removably attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: John E. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 10307645
    Abstract: A water floating device that offers support for the head or neck of a user when swimming or practicing water exercises. The floating support device includes a unitary piece body made of a floating and waterproof material. The unitary piece body has a U-shape including a curved central section having a first leg on a first end and a second leg on a second end. The first leg and the second leg project from the curved central section. The first leg and the second leg angle inwardly to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joanne Drew Zucchelli, Debra Ehrlich May
  • Patent number: 10278448
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole structure with a midsole component and an inner sole component. The midsole component includes holes arranged in an auxetic configuration. The midsole component and the inner sole component may have a different density. The midsole component and the inner sole component may have a different compressibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tory M. Cross
  • Patent number: 10231860
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has an elongate, tubular body defining a patella opening located generally at a center portion of the tubular body. A patella buttress including a buttress pocket is located on the tubular body and about the patella opening. The buttress pocket has various stretchability characteristics relative to the tubular body. A buttress element is associated with the buttress pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: James Forbes, Stacy Wyatt, Yessenia Lopez, Irving Hu
  • Patent number: 10206804
    Abstract: A global osteoarthritis knee brace or orthopedic support includes a flexible, elastic sleeve having a tubular shape with a patella opening at an anterior surface with slits on either side of the opening. The brace includes a first pair of rigid longitudinal stiffeners pivoted therebetween at a hinge that is disposed at the lateral side of the sleeve and likewise at the medial side of the sleeve. The brace further includes an adjustable, flexible patella support having elongated strips at the ends thereof, wherein the patella support is positioned in the interior of the sleeve proximate with the patella opening, where the elongated strips pass from the interior of the sleeve through the slits to the exterior of the sleeve, and extend upward to be adjustably anchored to the sleeve. The wearer pulling on the elongated strips adjusts the patella support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Weber Orthopedic, L.P.
    Inventors: Dan Pahls, Martha Ortega, John Hely, David Cormier
  • Patent number: 10201196
    Abstract: A protective shin guard includes a floating knee section attached to a shin section, both sections being formed of a hard outer shell overlying a non-rigid inner padding layer. The hard outer shell of the shin section is defined by a unique pattern of flexible hinges. An alternate embodiment that uses pliable transition inserts is also described. In addition, the shin guard is attached to the leg by a novel strap system including two elastic calf straps and one greater-than 360 degree behind-the-knee compression strap that combine to provide maximum protection to the user's shin and knee while maintaining flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wm. T. Burnett IP, LLC
    Inventor: Michael G. Cox
  • Patent number: 10195067
    Abstract: An extra-light orthosis includes a woven elastic fabric sleeve, shaped to exert compression forces on a member on either side of and on a joint, and a plate fixed onto an inner face of the sleeve to come into direct contact with the skin on the joint, the plate including an elastic fabric layer onto which a layer of polymer gel is adhered, an annular part shaped to surround the top of a joint protruding area, and a tab extending from an outer edge of the annular part, in an axial direction of the sleeve, the plate adhering to the skin such that, under the effect of the compression forces exerted by the sleeve, when the sleeve is longitudinally stretched, the plate remains stretched and applies tensile forces locally to the skin parallel to the surface of the skin, toward the center of the annular part and of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MILLET INNOVATION
    Inventors: Odile Grange, Damien Millet
  • Patent number: 10183189
    Abstract: A physical therapy system includes a rehabilitation device with a limb supporting plate configured to support a limb of a patient, a fastener securing the limb to a first surface of the plate, and a plurality of sliding or rolling elements attached to a second surface of the plate. The rolling/sliding elements may facilitate movement of the plate without directional bias. A deployment surface includes a substantially flat surface configured so the limb rehabilitation device may roll or slide over the flat surface, first and second raised edges attached the flat surface, and a measuring scale to facilitate measurement of the range of motion of the limb rehabilitation device over the deployment surface. The first raised edge and the second raised edge are configured to confine motion of the limb rehabilitation device over the deployment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Lawton West Group LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd Westenberg
  • Patent number: 10149501
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a garment for use by a wearer positioned on a ground surface. The garment comprises pants, a plurality of left pant patches, and a plurality of right pant patches. The pants have a left pant half and a right pant half. Each of the plurality of left pant patches overlies a respective portion of the left pant half, is elongate, and is characterized by a coefficient of static friction with the ground surface greater than that for the respective portion of the left pant half underlying it. Moreover, each of the plurality of right pant patches overlies a respective portion of the right pant half, is elongate, and is also characterized by a coefficient of static friction with the ground surface greater than that for the respective portion of the right pant half underlying it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Megan E. Matsen
  • Patent number: 10092438
    Abstract: Leg braces configured to assist in straightening of a user's leg are shown and described. Each of the leg braces includes an anterior brace configured to be braced against an anterior portion of the leg proximal to the knee joint, having a selectively expandable and contractible bladder and an anterior brace attachment mechanism for attaching the anterior brace to a posterior brace. In some examples, each of the leg braces further includes the posterior brace configured to be braced against a posterior portion of the leg, the posterior brace having a rigid elongate base, an upper posterior brace attachment mechanism, and a lower posterior brace attachment mechanism for attaching the posterior brace to the leg below the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Dana Salsbery
  • Patent number: 9883705
    Abstract: The baby garment with multiple interchangeable themed knee pads is adapted for use with infants. Specifically, the baby garment with multiple interchangeable themed knee pads is a pair of pants intended for infants wherein non-skid knee pads are attached to the pants such that the knee pads will rest between the knee of the infant and the surface upon which the infant is crawling. The knee pads of the baby garment with multiple interchangeable themed knee pads are removable and replaceable. A plurality of knee pads are provided for esthetics purposes. The baby garment with multiple interchangeable themed knee pads comprises pants, a plurality of hook and loop fasteners, and a plurality of knee pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Thuan Do
  • Patent number: 9867407
    Abstract: An article of apparel for a human being, designed or arranged to be worn around an appendage such as an arm or leg, and designed or intended to resist impact. The article contains a material in the form of a spongy, elastic polymer engineered to absorb energy, shock, vibration and impact. The article of apparel can be used to protect hard, bony areas of the human body such as elbows, knees and ankles. The article will be of use to persons engaged in sports involving bats, sticks, mallets, pucks and hard balls, as well as to cyclists, and anyone whose occupation requires the knees or elbows to come into contact with hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony B. Clayton
  • Patent number: 9827132
    Abstract: An elbow brace for use by athletes or others requiring protection and support of the elbow. The elbow brace includes a base and a tension member. The base is comprised of elastic material and configured to closely fit around the elbow. A tension member having upper and lower pairs of tensioning straps is fastened to the interior surface of the base, with the tensioning straps extending through upper and lower apertures in the base for detachable attachment to the exterior surface of the base. The tension member may include an anchor portion made of material that stretches in multiple directions, and strap portions that stretch primarily lengthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Mueller, Zhaodong Max Li
  • Patent number: 9750630
    Abstract: A reconfigurable knee brace which is particularly suitable for cold therapy. The brace includes a large wrap which fits over the front of the leg and wraps around the knee. Two or more securing straps are provided to hold the wrap in place. Once in position, an internal air bladder can be inflated to secure the fit. The user inflates the air bladder using an included squeeze pump and selectively deflates the bladder using a release button. One or more removable stays are positioned on the left and right lateral sides of the knee. When the stays are in position, the knee is held in place and cannot flex or extend. However, the stays are made removable. Once the stays are removed, the knee is able to flex and extend (though it is still stabilized by the encircling wrap).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Brian E Kilbey
  • Patent number: 9717292
    Abstract: A knee protection device includes congruently joined outer and inner cover members having cooperatively disposed arcuate configured portions disposed to minimize engagement between strap portions of the outer and inner cover members with a back portion of a knee portion of a leg of a person using the device. The device further includes an outer pad member fabricated from relatively pliable material and disposed adjacent to the outer cover member, and an inner pad member fabricated from relatively more pliable material than the outer pad member and disposed between the outer pad member and the inner cover member. The positions of the outer and inner pad members, relative to the outer and inner cover members, are maintained by thread inserted through the outer and inner cover members and adjacent to the pad members after the pad members have been centrally disposed between the cover members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9701010
    Abstract: The invention comprises a cart for reducing and alleviating ergonomic stresses on the musculoskeletal system of workers in a variety of building trades, including tile setting and grouting, concrete staining, wood floor refinishing, finish carpentry, electrical finishing, plumbing, and others, that require workers to spend extended periods of the working day in compromising and unsupported kneeling positions. The cart is designed to distribute forces along the shinbone of the worker and redirect them from the back, pelvis, keens, ankles and other joints. A further advantage of the cart is the ability to maneuver around the work surface using pivoting shin supports and without the need for repeated standing and kneeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Manjarres
  • Patent number: 9622521
    Abstract: An article of apparel for a human being, designed or arranged to be worn around an appendage such as an arm or leg, and designed or intended to resist impact. The article contains a material in the form of a spongy, elastic polymer engineered to absorb energy, shock, vibration and impact. The article of apparel can be used to protect hard, bony areas of the human body such as elbows, knees and ankles. The article will be of use to persons engaged in sports involving bats, sticks, mallets, pucks and hard balls, as well as to cyclists, and anyone whose occupation requires the knees or elbows to come into contact with hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony B. Clayton
  • Patent number: 9572380
    Abstract: A non-encircling comfort pad system that allows the user to selectively attach a pad to and detach the pad from the article of clothing is disclosed. The non-encircling comfort pad system includes a pad having a pad fastener part and a mount fastener part that is attached to the article of clothing. The pad fastener part is configured to engage the mount fastener part such that the pad is held to the article of clothing without requiring any encirclement of the protected body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Brent Douglas Sizemore
  • Patent number: 9554934
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the brace assembly utilize an elastic cross strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to provide progressive resistance to the extension, flexion or other movement of body parts about the joint. In some embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a progressive resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee. Some embodiments of the assembly may be able to accommodate different joints, different size wearer's of the assembly and different tension settings such as for athletes during competition. Some embodiments of the brace assembly may be used bilaterally and can be made without metal bracing to comply with the requirements of some sports. Some embodiments of the mounting facilities may have through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: THE LONNIE AND SHANNON PAULOS TRUST
    Inventors: Lonnie E. Paulos, Kim A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9545328
    Abstract: A medical aid for supporting the function of the knee joint, in particular a knee joint orthosis with a pad engaging around the patella of the knee joint. An improved patellar pad has the additional function of supporting movement and has additional preventive/therapeutic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Oliver Marx
  • Patent number: 9433247
    Abstract: A weight-displacing knee pad is disclosed that includes a knee body having an inner member substantially enclosed an outer cushion member. The outer cushion member includes an exterior surface defining a knee-receiving cavity and a shin-receiving surface and at least a portion of the inner member includes a shin-support body disposed beneath the shin-receiving surface. At least a portion of the shin-support body has a triangular cross-section with an apex extending upwardly toward the shin-receiving surface. The inner member is made of a different material than the outer cushion member. The weight-displacing knee pad also includes a forward knee-movement barrier with a forward knee-barrier support body defined by at least a portion of the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen John Harris
  • Patent number: 9370681
    Abstract: An extremity supporting exercise system is described. The system includes two knee sliders and two hand sliders. Each knee slider includes a knee pad and a knee base. The knee pad includes a recessed portion that is adapted to receive a user's knee. A patella support is disposed within the knee portion to support the user's patella when using the knee slider. Alternatively, each hand slider includes a hand pad and a hand base. The hand pad includes a series of linger indentations that are flanked by thumb receptacles. Importantly, the knee base and hand base are formed of a rigid and slippery material to allow the sliders to easily slide across a ground surface. Thus, through use of the exercise system, a user can support their hands and knees while sliding the hands and knees across a ground surface to perform a variety of exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ICORE HEALTH
    Inventor: Kenneth Chang
  • Patent number: 9144253
    Abstract: Various embodiments of garments for use in conjunction with knee pads are disclosed. In one embodiment, the knee pads can be integrated into the garment. The garment can include leg gathering devices for positioning the knee pads over the knees of the wearer when the knee pads are needed. Releasing the leg gathering devices, on the other hand, allows the pants to drape normally. In an alternative embodiment, a knee pad can be provided that can be releasably attached to a garment. In this embodiment, the garment can include a plurality of engaging devices for attachment to the knee pad. The engaging devices can be positioned at different heights for allowing vertical adjustability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samtech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Munter, Lindsay M. Evans, Martin L. Flora, Carl R. Taylor, Jr., Brett D. Ritter
  • Patent number: 9086805
    Abstract: A method or system comprising iteratively updating a value of an operating parameter of a storage region of a storage device based on dynamic characterization of the storage region during operation of the storage device and using the updated value of the operating parameter during access to the storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Richard Feldman, Jonathan Williams Haines, James Joseph Touchton
  • Patent number: 9066544
    Abstract: A knee pad includes a double layer elastic fabric tube which is proportioned to cover the knee region of a child and a pattern of rubber-like miniature pads located on the outer surface of the fabric tube. The elastic fabric tube includes an outer layer and an inner layer. The inner surfaces of both of the layers include cloth loops which are disposed in a facing relationship with each other allowing the outer and inner layers to slide relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Neftin
  • Patent number: 9039644
    Abstract: An orthopedic component for use in orthopedic device includes a rigid frame and a flexible subshell connected to and extending flexibly outwardly from the rigid frame. The subshell may have a shell body and a perimeter edge portion defining a lip extending outwardly from a surface of a shell body and defining a clearance between the shell body and the lip. The subshell may include a plurality of slots and ventilated padding is used in combination with the slots. A tightenable fastener may be adjustably secured to the rigid frame and extend through an opening on the subshell, wherein the first side portion of the subshell is adjustable in location relative to the rigid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20150128335
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam, a polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam, and a polyurethane foam polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam material are disclosed and described herein. The materials are formed in the presence of a polymerization reaction initiator (an isoprenoid compound), and a polymerization reaction accelerator. The polyurethane foam is formed from an isocyanate and a polyol. The polyurethane foam polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam material comprises the polyurethane foam which is cross-linked to the polyurethane backbone to a polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam. Optional gelling agents, emulsification control agents, reinforcement fillers, cross-linkers, reinforcement polymers, rubber reinforcers, silk proteins, emollients, stabilizers and colorants are also described. The polyurethane and polyurethane-polyorganosiloxane foam materials exhibit a high degree of flexibility, resilience and excellent impact absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ghassan Dehni
  • Publication number: 20150121600
    Abstract: A knee support comprising a supportive pad enclosed in a fabric cover, configured to the user through the use of fasteners. The knee support is compressible and flexible so that it conforms to the shape of the anatomical area just below the knee and to the shin, can be easily worn over or under clothing, and does not interfere with the poses and exercise routines of floor or hard surface exercises. The knee support can be pulled up over the kneecap, or partially over the kneecap, when needed without having to release the fastener. A behind-the-knee pad, which can be used by itself or in combination with the knee support, is also disclosed. A method for supporting the knee when the user is engaging in floor, mat or other hard surface exercises, and a method for preventing hyperextension of the knee, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Deborah Osgood
  • Publication number: 20150121599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lower leg supporting and knee protecting device (1) which is intended to be connected to a user's (2) legs (3) and be used in connection with kneeling work and the like. The lower leg supporting and knee protecting device (1) includes at least one underlay supporting element (6), at least one padding (7) and at least one connection device (8). Unique to the present lower leg supporting and knee protecting device (1) is that the underlay supporting element (6) includes at least one contact surface (11) which allows the device to be used in a first operational mode and that a second contact surface (12) allows the device to be used in a second operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Mattias Tjärnström
  • Patent number: 9021614
    Abstract: An embodiment of a leg protector of the present disclosure includes an upper thigh pad that is structurally attached to an upper bracing shell including lateral and medial uprights. The upper shell and thigh pad can be held to the player via a strap and/or garment. The uprights extend to uni- or polycentric hinges arranged on, and in one embodiment biased against, either side of the player's knee. A connecting member extends in a frontward direction from each hinge and attaches to a patella pad held in place over the player's knee. The patella pad may additionally be connected to the thigh pad via one or more connecting strip. Each hinge is also connected to a lower bracing shell, which includes lateral and medial uprights that extend down and around the player's lower leg, anteriorly or posteriorly. The lower shell can also be fitted via a strap or garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Medical Techology, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Tepper, Amy B. Weiner, Gary Bledsoe, Lawrence J. Lemak, Kelly J. Nolan, Michael A. Lorenz, Jr., Chad M. Leeder, Craig A. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20150113717
    Abstract: A protective athletic garment that provides cushioning effect to areas of wearer's body and shock absorbing capability, while keeping resistance to impact and collision during activities. The garment comprises an article of clothing which covers a portion of a wearer's body and a protective element attached into areas susceptible to injury. The protective element is preferably formed of a base layer of polyurethane shock absorbent foam and a top layer of thermoplastic polyurethane foil including flex zones and raised elements to provide high abrasion resistance and low friction sliding ability during falls. The protective element comprises ventilation holes and a plurality of grooves to stitch the protective element to the garment to create any style of garment. The protective element can be used for different portions of the wearer's body by varying the shape and/or size of the protective element to accommodate a variety of human body portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Miguel Giron
  • Patent number: 9015862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a knee pad and a knee pad assembly. A pad for cushioning the knee when kneeling on a surface comprises structure defining longitudinal first passageways with their longitudinal axes arranged to be positioned, in use, so that they intersect with the surface being knelt on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Redbacks Cushioning Ltd
    Inventor: John Wood
  • Publication number: 20150106991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for protecting a user's knee joint, the device being for installing on a sports boot (2) and being characterized in that it comprises a shell (10) provided with an inside surface suitable for covering at least in part an anterior portion of the user's leg, the shell (10) having a top portion (11) for situating at knee level and a bottom portion (12) including connection means suitable for connecting the shell (10) to the sports boot (2), the top portion including side cheeks suitable for being put into contact with the knee on either side of the knee, and coming into contact at least with the condyles of the user's femur, at least one strap (3) for attaching around a zone of the leg and attachment means for attaching the strap (3) to the inside surface of the shell (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Pierre Gouniot
  • Publication number: 20150101097
    Abstract: A protective knee band having a tube-shaped band with protective front knee area. The tube shaped band can be a multi-layer band with elastic bands on each end. The protective front knee area can include an additional cushion layer and a flexible rubberized pad. The protective knee band allows the skin under the band to breathe while protecting the knee. The band also can easily be pushed down the leg from the knee to the ankle when not required and then pulled back up to the knee when required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Julia M. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20150096095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pair of pants with pockets for holding various types of knee pads therein. Each of the pockets is positioned on the knee portions of the pants so that it is directly positioned over the wearer's knees when the wearer is wearing the pants. The side edges and the bottom edge of the pockets are stitched to the pants, leaving the top edge open. The pocket further includes a pocket flap that spans the top edge thereof. The upper portion of the pocket and the flap comprise fasteners that can engage so as to close the pocket and prevent the knee pad from escaping the pocket. In one embodiment, the interior of the pockets include a waterproof lining, so as to prevent the knee pad from coming into contact with moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Valenti, Frank A. Valenti
  • Publication number: 20150089706
    Abstract: A membrane serves as the base layer for a knee pad, with a rigid shell being connected to an exterior surface of the membrane and a combination of elastic webbing and a padded layer being connected to an interior surface of the membrane. A user places there knee in the central portion, with their weight causes the elastic webbing to contract and pull a first form fitting brace and second form fitting brace about the sides of the user's knee. The elastic webbing further serves to help suspend the user's knee above the rigid shell. The form fitting nature of the present invention, which adheres to the contours of the user's knee, allows it to remain in place whether the user is kneeling or standing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher James Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150059045
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer lining fabric comprising at least two warp-knitted fabric layers of at least one polymer thread material having a weight of ?100 g/m2. The number of weft threads per centimeter of length is larger than the number of warp threads per centimeter of width of the fabric layers and, in the plane of the layers of the fabric, the direction of warp threads of one layer is twisted with respect to the direction of warp threads of an adjacent layer by an angle ? of at least 20°. Clothing comprising the multilayer lining fabric is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Claudia SUPPER
  • Patent number: 8955246
    Abstract: A gun stock retainer, a gun rest operable to mount on a human knee, and an inclined seat pad may be used separately or included in a single garment (e.g., a hunting vest). The gun stock retainer includes an opening in a base material and a retaining strap including a nonslip material operable to engage the stock and pull the stock into the base material and the opening. The gun rest includes a knee cup shaped to conform to a front of a wearer's knee, a knee strap to hold the knee cup to the wearer's knee, and a cradle attached to the knee cup and sized to receive a fore-end of a gun. The inclined seat pad is generally wedge-shaped and is attached or releasably attached to a back portion of fabric of the garment via a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Russell Adam Knight, Russell Adam Knight, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150033434
    Abstract: A gel cushion, such as may be incorporated in a knee pad or other body-worn pad, that avoids undue accumulation of heat within the cushion, and that provides a stable and comfortable resting surface for at least a portion of a user's body. The cushion may further provide decreasing incremental compression in response to incrementally increasing loads, whereby users of different weights may be comfortably supported thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jared Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8931112
    Abstract: A protective shell has a proper size, shape, and thickness to cover and attach to an anatomical joint or part. The protective shell is made of a material that is rigid, and that is partially or entirely transparent or semitransparent. The protective shell has an exterior face and an interior face, allowing for the application of graphics to be placed upon the interior face while viewing the graphics from the exterior face and protecting the graphic from being scraped off as a result of friction from a ground surface or with a collision from another object. The frontal external face is concave in shape to be less exposed to the ground plane and being scraped than the rest of the external faces of the shell while allowing the graphic that is placed upon the interior face to be viewed more clearly from the front of the exterior face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pain Killer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Furst, Michael John Furst, Eric Scott Knight