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US1602454A
US1602454A US73124424A US1602454A US 1602454 A US1602454 A US 1602454A US 73124424 A US73124424 A US 73124424A US 1602454 A US1602454 A US 1602454A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial, or sporting protective garments, e.g. garments affording protection against blows or punches, surgeon's gowns
    • A41D13/05Professional, industrial, or sporting protective garments, e.g. garments affording protection against blows or punches, surgeon's gowns protecting only a particular body part
    • A41D13/055Protector fastening, e.g. on the human body
    • A41D13/0581Protector fastening, e.g. on the human body with permanent fastening means
    • A41D13/0593Protector fastening, e.g. on the human body with permanent fastening means in a sealed pocket
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/08Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions
    • A63B71/081Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions fluid-filled, e.g. air-filled

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Oct. 12,1926. 1,602,454

J. T. RIDDELL I FOOTBALL PLAYER'S PAD Filed August 11, 1924 portion of the players body. In t Patented Oct. 12, 1926.

UNITED STATES J '1. RIDDELL, OI EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.

FOOTBALL-PLAYERS- ran.

The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a which Fig. 1 is a front view of a football layers uniform equipped with pads embo ying part of this specification, and 111 the invention;

Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same;

Fig. 3 is a section through a pad;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged partial view taken on line i-4 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 5 is a section through another form of pad.

The form of construction illustrated the drawings comprises a footballplayers uniform which may, in general, be of any usual or desired construction, the one illustrated being the ordinary union suit. Suitable pockets or rece tacles 5 are formed in or on this uniform or the reception of the pads for the protection of the player,

said pockets being formed at the-knees,

thighs, hips and sides, shoulder and neck portions thereof as indicated.

Arranged in each of said pockets is a pad' for the protection of the corresgonding of pad illustrated in" Fig. 4, each of these pads com. -rises a soft flexible central core 6 formed .0 sponge rubber having inflatable cavities therein, said cavities being filled 5', with gas under pressure. The core 6 is covered with a sealing casing 7 also of soft flexible rubber as shown. The core 6 '7 is ,enclosed in a'soft flexible inflatable rubber bag 8 and secured in said bag by means of radiating rubber positioning fingers or arms 9 securedto the edges of the core and to the inner walls of the bag as indicated. Each bagis also provided with a suitable inflating nipplelO of any usual or desired '55- construction whereby the bag may. be inair under pressure, thereby fille form ing the space in the bag aroundthe core 6-7 with air under pressure. One of the said pads or bags is inserted 1n each pocket 5 in the uniform 4 and suitably inflated, thus serving to protect thecorresponding portion ofthe "body of the player. By this construction, a light wei ht comparatively flexible protection i provi ed for the player affording a maxim m of protection and freedom of movement. In case one of the bags 8 should become punctured or otherwise deflated, the core 67 will in and by itself afford a considerable measure of protection. When the bag isproperly inflated this central core gives roper form and stability thereto and also a ords protec tion against unusually severe blows or shocks which might be sufficient to indent the sides of the inflated bag into contact with each other. The effect of the enclosed air or gas under pressure in the bag 8 is to distribute the shock or force of received blows or jars substantially uniformly over'the entire bearing surface of the pad and thus prevent injury to the player.

In the form of ad illustrated in Fig. 3 the outer bag 8 is dlspensedwith entirely and simply the sealing casing or ba 7 filled with the sponge rubber filling bo y employed. The pad thus formed is inflated by inserting a needle therein in the usual manner for inflating rubber balls and the like, a sealing composition bein employed for sealing the uncture forme by the inflating needle. ransverse openings or passages '11 are formedthrough the pad for ventilating purposes. This orm of pad is a very simple construction, capable of economical manufacture and, it is thought, will be generally found to be the preferable form of construction. It is also to be noted that in case of puncture of the outer sealingcasin or pad the confined air or other gas wi esca e but slowly and even after the esca e of the confined gas a very efficient pad wi 1 be provided due to the effect of the cavities in the sponge rubber filling.

, The construction illustrated in vFig. 5 is the same as that illustrated in Fig. 4 except that the central core for the-pad has been omitted. This form of construction constitutes'a very simple one but, of course, in

case of uncture, the-v pad is almost completely estroyed. I

-While Ihave illustrated and described the preferred form of-construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without depart ing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore-do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as 'come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. The combination with a football players uniform having pockets therein, of a flexible inflatable rubber bag insertable in said pockets; and a soft pad-like filling for said bag, said filling being formed of sponge rubber having minute cavities therein filled with gas under pressure, substantially as described.

2. A football players pad comprising a flexible inflatable bag, and a soft pad-like filling for said bag, said bag and filling being filled with gas under pressure, and there being transverse ventilating openings extending through said bag and filling, substantially as described.

'3. A football players pad comprising an inflatable rubber casing filled with sponge rubber having minute cavities therein, said casing and said cavities being filled with gas under pressure and said casing being, permanently sealed to prevent escape of said gas, there being transverse ventilating openings extending through said casing and filling, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.

JOHN T. RIDDELL.

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US2609537A (en) * 1949-04-28 1952-09-09 Pfaff Ben Allen Body protective pad for use in contact sports
US2635240A (en) * 1950-01-13 1953-04-21 Goodrich Co B F Padded glove and method of making same
US2948899A (en) * 1957-07-18 1960-08-16 Robert E Allen Wrinkle free gun butt pad for shooting garment
US3500472A (en) * 1968-05-13 1970-03-17 Joseph D Castellani Football and baseball equipment
US3670339A (en) * 1970-12-28 1972-06-20 Barbara T Cooper Hockey uniform garment
US3787892A (en) * 1969-02-25 1974-01-29 P Quinn Ice hockey garment
US4024584A (en) * 1976-07-22 1977-05-24 A-T-O Inc. Pad and garment assembly
US4486901A (en) * 1982-03-12 1984-12-11 Houston Protective Equipment, Inc. Multi-layered, open-celled foam shock absorbing structure for athletic equipment
DE3409323A1 (en) * 1984-03-14 1985-09-19 Calin Florin Holmsten Ice hockey safety suit with safety strap
US4628945A (en) * 1985-01-25 1986-12-16 Johnson Jr Glenn W Inflatable ankle brace with porous compressible filler
WO1987003471A1 (en) * 1985-12-16 1987-06-18 Johnson Glenn W Jr Pneumatic braces
DE3638718A1 (en) * 1986-02-06 1987-08-13 Hildebrandt Hans Dietrich Dr Pants for medical purposes
US4866789A (en) * 1983-11-21 1989-09-19 Dormco, Inc. Protective body suit
US4987613A (en) * 1990-02-01 1991-01-29 Loverdi Angela M All-in-one slider sport pants
US4991230A (en) * 1989-08-25 1991-02-12 Vacanti Eugene J Shock absorbing body protective pads
US5134726A (en) * 1991-08-09 1992-08-04 Ross Athletic, Inc. Sports pants with protective pads
US5161257A (en) * 1992-03-13 1992-11-10 Stromgren Supports, Inc. Football gridle
US5689836A (en) * 1994-08-22 1997-11-25 Mcdavid Knee Guard, Inc. Athletic protective undergarment
US5881395A (en) * 1993-07-08 1999-03-16 Donzis; Byron A Impact absorbing pad
US6128779A (en) * 1997-11-14 2000-10-10 Jas D. Easton, Inc. Limb protector
US6574799B2 (en) 2001-08-23 2003-06-10 Archie R. Donaldson Anti-osteoarthritis and anti-hypothermia garment
US6996848B2 (en) 2001-08-23 2006-02-14 Donaldson Archie R Anti-osteoarthritis and anti-hypothermia garment and device
US20060277644A1 (en) * 2005-06-13 2006-12-14 David Dobkin Knee support system
US20060277647A1 (en) * 2005-06-13 2006-12-14 David Dobkin Performance apparel
US20080222766A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2008-09-18 Arensdorf Stephen C Athletic protective padding
US20090270784A1 (en) * 2005-08-26 2009-10-29 Arensdorf Stephen C Heel lock ankle support
US7716755B1 (en) * 2006-01-30 2010-05-18 Wiens Joel J Athletic garment
US20110041226A1 (en) * 2009-08-21 2011-02-24 Arensdorf Stephen C Compression girdle with hamstring support system
USD646047S1 (en) 2010-12-09 2011-10-04 Arveda, Llc Compression shorts
US20120311758A1 (en) * 2011-06-07 2012-12-13 Dollface Designs, LLC Garment having elasticized waistband with pocket
US20150181950A1 (en) * 2007-06-19 2015-07-02 Sport Maska Inc. Protective garment with separate inner and outer shells

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2609537A (en) * 1949-04-28 1952-09-09 Pfaff Ben Allen Body protective pad for use in contact sports
US2635240A (en) * 1950-01-13 1953-04-21 Goodrich Co B F Padded glove and method of making same
US2948899A (en) * 1957-07-18 1960-08-16 Robert E Allen Wrinkle free gun butt pad for shooting garment
US3500472A (en) * 1968-05-13 1970-03-17 Joseph D Castellani Football and baseball equipment
US3787892A (en) * 1969-02-25 1974-01-29 P Quinn Ice hockey garment
US3670339A (en) * 1970-12-28 1972-06-20 Barbara T Cooper Hockey uniform garment
US4024584A (en) * 1976-07-22 1977-05-24 A-T-O Inc. Pad and garment assembly
US4486901A (en) * 1982-03-12 1984-12-11 Houston Protective Equipment, Inc. Multi-layered, open-celled foam shock absorbing structure for athletic equipment
US4866789A (en) * 1983-11-21 1989-09-19 Dormco, Inc. Protective body suit
DE3409323A1 (en) * 1984-03-14 1985-09-19 Calin Florin Holmsten Ice hockey safety suit with safety strap
US4628945A (en) * 1985-01-25 1986-12-16 Johnson Jr Glenn W Inflatable ankle brace with porous compressible filler
WO1987003471A1 (en) * 1985-12-16 1987-06-18 Johnson Glenn W Jr Pneumatic braces
US5125400A (en) * 1985-12-16 1992-06-30 Aircast Incorporated Ankle brace having multiple inflatable aircells
DE3638718A1 (en) * 1986-02-06 1987-08-13 Hildebrandt Hans Dietrich Dr Pants for medical purposes
US4991230A (en) * 1989-08-25 1991-02-12 Vacanti Eugene J Shock absorbing body protective pads
US4987613A (en) * 1990-02-01 1991-01-29 Loverdi Angela M All-in-one slider sport pants
US5134726A (en) * 1991-08-09 1992-08-04 Ross Athletic, Inc. Sports pants with protective pads
US5161257A (en) * 1992-03-13 1992-11-10 Stromgren Supports, Inc. Football gridle
US5881395A (en) * 1993-07-08 1999-03-16 Donzis; Byron A Impact absorbing pad
US5689836A (en) * 1994-08-22 1997-11-25 Mcdavid Knee Guard, Inc. Athletic protective undergarment
US6128779A (en) * 1997-11-14 2000-10-10 Jas D. Easton, Inc. Limb protector
US6574799B2 (en) 2001-08-23 2003-06-10 Archie R. Donaldson Anti-osteoarthritis and anti-hypothermia garment
US6996848B2 (en) 2001-08-23 2006-02-14 Donaldson Archie R Anti-osteoarthritis and anti-hypothermia garment and device
US20080222766A1 (en) * 2005-02-17 2008-09-18 Arensdorf Stephen C Athletic protective padding
US8272073B2 (en) 2005-02-17 2012-09-25 Stromgren Athletics, Inc. Athletic protective padding
US20060277647A1 (en) * 2005-06-13 2006-12-14 David Dobkin Performance apparel
US20060277644A1 (en) * 2005-06-13 2006-12-14 David Dobkin Knee support system
US7828759B2 (en) 2005-08-26 2010-11-09 Arensdorf Stephen C Heel lock ankle support
US20090270784A1 (en) * 2005-08-26 2009-10-29 Arensdorf Stephen C Heel lock ankle support
US7716755B1 (en) * 2006-01-30 2010-05-18 Wiens Joel J Athletic garment
US20150181950A1 (en) * 2007-06-19 2015-07-02 Sport Maska Inc. Protective garment with separate inner and outer shells
US20110041226A1 (en) * 2009-08-21 2011-02-24 Arensdorf Stephen C Compression girdle with hamstring support system
USD646047S1 (en) 2010-12-09 2011-10-04 Arveda, Llc Compression shorts
US20120311758A1 (en) * 2011-06-07 2012-12-13 Dollface Designs, LLC Garment having elasticized waistband with pocket

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