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US1720439A
US1720439A US296131A US29613128A US1720439A US 1720439 A US1720439 A US 1720439A US 296131 A US296131 A US 296131A US 29613128 A US29613128 A US 29613128A US 1720439 A US1720439 A US 1720439A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • A63B71/08Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions
    • A63B71/12Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs
    • A63B71/1216Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs for the genital area
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • A63B71/08Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions
    • A63B71/12Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs
    • 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
    • A63B71/12Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs
    • A63B71/1225Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs for the legs, e.g. thighs, knees, ankles, feet
    • A63B2071/1241Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the body, e.g. shoulders, or the legs for the legs, e.g. thighs, knees, ankles, feet for the thigh

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July 9, 1929. w. RICHARDSON GROIN PR OTECTOR Filed July 30, 1928 INVENTOR. WILL/AM R/c/moso/v;

M7 h; ATTORNEY.

Patented July 9, T1929.

WILLIAM :sicnAansoN, on NEW YORK, N. Y.

enonv PROTECTOR.

Application filed July 30, 1928. Serial No. 296,131.

lily invtn. on relates to groin protectors, and falls int the class of devices which have been developed safeguards for pugilistic bouts against the tool play of blows below the belt line. Various devices of this kind have been in use before, and are at times prescribed as a means of compulsory precaution. 530, for instance, metallic cups are used which are suspended from the belt and strapped in position. But such devices have various disadvantages. They do not offer the desired protection in the case of a very hard blow, and they annoy the wearer in the crotch.

To overcome these disadvantages I have pursued the following objects in the development of my invention,-

First, to provide means for protectum, which do not impede the freedom of: movement of the pugilist,--second, to preserve the wearers comfort and to avoid bruises or cuts,-third, to offer full protection for the groin,fourth, to divert the force of foul blows over a large area of the abdomen and the legs. I attain these objects in thede vice illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a side view of the torso of a 1:)ugilist, wearing my groin protector.

Figure 2 is the front view of the lower part of my PlOtGC't-Ol', with shields for the t-l'iin'hs.

Figure 3 shows the front view of my com- M plcte device, made up of the parts otl igure 2 over which asolid metal apron 1s assembled.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the various views.

From the elastic belt 4, which is fastened to the body of the pugilist by means of the strap 5 on one end, and the buckle 6 on the side of the waist, the cloth 7 extends downwards. That cloth has a clearance S in the center, corresponding to the location of the pudenda of the wearer; below that point extend the two flaps 9 and 10.

On these two flaps are mounted the metaL lie shields 11 and 12, respectively. They are cylindrically curved to extend around approximately one third of the thighs, from the front of the legs, to a point between them. beaded or seamed rims of the shields on all sides, so that no metal of the shields will touch the body of the pugilist. Adjoining the shields, on the inside of the flaps, are

The edges of the flaps overlap the.

and rioht u: )er ends 16 and 17 of that apron 15, extend on and along the belt in the respective directions, whereas the body of the apron is essentially of a width corresponding to the distance between the centers of the thighs. The top edge of the apron is cleared in a downward curve between the ends 16 and 17, and the whole apron is convex, conformii'ig generally to the shape of that portion of the body which it overlays.

The bottom edge and the lower side edges 18 of the apron are flared upward or heavily headed .to a corresponding shape, so that these edges will never lock in or wedge between the shields, or between the legs of the pugilist when they are spread apart but so that they will always slide freely on top of the shields 11 and 12. Therefore, the shields extend a substaiitial length below the lower edge of the apron when the pugilist stands up, whereas the apron slides down, close to the lower end of those shields, when the body is bent at the hips. Since the upper ends 16 and 17 of the apron follow the belt around the body for a certain distance, the apron is always tensioned to lie against the body, and it will therefore not swing up and down as the pugilist walks or sprints in sparring.

i lpproximately in the center of the apron, there is a hub-like protrusion 19, corresponding to the location of the pudenda behind it. It protrudes so far that, under no circumstances, any blow upon the apron can touch. the groin directly, the force of the blow being diverted along the upper edge of the apron onto the abdomen. and also along the bottom edge, onto the shields on the thighs. That protrusion may be made in a variety of shapes; it may be so large that it gives a convex appearance to the whole apron.

The apron does not have to be fully rigid; it may be an assembly of links which allow it to bend in one direction, but so that the hub is always retained above the pudenda.

I choose to make the lower edge of my apron substantially straight, so that it offers a full rest on the two shields on the two thighs. These two shields may of course take various shapes. They may consist of aseries of longitudinal reinforcements in the flaps, or, instead of being constructed fully rigid, they may be made in a stiff fabric, or leather. The shields do not have to be supported in the particular way shown, but of course various methods of retaining them in position suggest themselves. The protection required on the thighs may be reduced to a minimum, by curving'the lower edge of the apron so as to glide smoothly and freely, with a broad abutting area on the thighs, and by assuring a light t-ensioning of the apron against the thighs of the pugilist in all positions of the body. In such a case the shields may be in corporated in the trunks, or may be omitted the trunks being the only protection provided on the thighs.

The belt or girdle is made of such width and of such stiffness as to offer convenient support for the apron and shields, as to give the apron the proper tension against the thighs, and as to distribute the force of any blow which is propagated to it by a blow upon the apron.

Instead of having the apron simply extending down from the belt, I may provide additional tensional means to retain the lower edge 0]": the apron in abutment against the shields on the thighs; under these circumstances, the extensions 16 and 17 on the apron may be correspondingly reduced in size.

I claim:

1. In a device for protecting the groin of the human body down to the thighs, a rigid apron, shields on the thighs, and means tensionally retaining said apron in a position in front oi. the grointhe lower edge of said apron resting upon said shields.

2. In a device protecting the human body from the waist to the thighs, av rigid, convex apron, shields fastened upon the thighs, a flared edge on the lower end of said apron slidable upon said shields, and fastening means around the waist for said apron tensioning said flared edge against said shields. 3. In a device for protecting the groin down to the thighs, a girdle, shields on the thighs, and a rigid apron suspended from said girdle with its lower edge resting upon said shields.

Signed at New State of Tew A. D. 1928.

ILLIAM RICHARDSON.

York, in the county and York, this 26th day of July,

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US4164217A (en) * 1977-11-16 1979-08-14 Schrock Rudy J Preventive apron
US4987610A (en) * 1989-05-31 1991-01-29 Hunt William J Slide garment for athletic uniforms
US5154187A (en) * 1991-11-12 1992-10-13 Trumbull Land Co. Abdominal pressure diffuser
US5249306A (en) * 1990-08-27 1993-10-05 Al Potash Self-defense practice assembly
US5295267A (en) * 1993-01-19 1994-03-22 Galindo Stephanie D Protective loincloth garment for motorcycle riders
US5884340A (en) * 1997-09-19 1999-03-23 Chen; Chun Nan Shield or like clothing article
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US6519775B1 (en) * 1998-05-08 2003-02-18 Nicolas Garcia Thigh protective device for construction workers and method of using same
US20040245305A1 (en) * 2003-06-06 2004-12-09 Nicolas Garcia Waist supported structure with attachment band
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US20050268387A1 (en) * 2004-01-12 2005-12-08 E-Z Gard Industries, Inc. Impact protection device
US20080184452A1 (en) * 2003-02-20 2008-08-07 Christian Smaczny Method of providing an individual with a modesty covering and article of clothing for same
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US20130019365A1 (en) * 2010-11-17 2013-01-24 Andrew Rhys Howell Multi-paneled protective undergarment
US20130074251A1 (en) * 2011-09-26 2013-03-28 Lineweight Llc Ballistic resistant groin protector
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US4987610A (en) * 1989-05-31 1991-01-29 Hunt William J Slide garment for athletic uniforms
US5249306A (en) * 1990-08-27 1993-10-05 Al Potash Self-defense practice assembly
US5154187A (en) * 1991-11-12 1992-10-13 Trumbull Land Co. Abdominal pressure diffuser
US5295267A (en) * 1993-01-19 1994-03-22 Galindo Stephanie D Protective loincloth garment for motorcycle riders
US5884340A (en) * 1997-09-19 1999-03-23 Chen; Chun Nan Shield or like clothing article
US5920914A (en) * 1998-01-08 1999-07-13 Dempsey; Kate B. Protective male undergarment
US6519775B1 (en) * 1998-05-08 2003-02-18 Nicolas Garcia Thigh protective device for construction workers and method of using same
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