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US1756358A
US1756358A US28980828A US1756358A US 1756358 A US1756358 A US 1756358A US 28980828 A US28980828 A US 28980828A US 1756358 A US1756358 A US 1756358A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
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    • A41D13/0568Protector fastening, e.g. on the human body with releasable fastening means with straps
    • 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
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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
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    • 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
    • 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
    • A63B2071/1233Body-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 hip

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April 29, 1930.

W. A. INGRAM` COMBINED HIP AND KIDNEY PAD FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS Filed July 2, 1928 l Patented Apr.' 129,` 1930 FACTU'RIN G COMPANY', OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, vA CORPORATION OF MISSOURI (.OIVIIBIlYl'IlIJ HIP AND KIDNEY PAD FORI FOOTBALL PLAYERS vApplication filed J'uly 2,

Y This invention relates to .protecting devices of the kind used by .foot ball players, andparticularly to devices that'are employed to protect 'the hips and kidneys of the user.

'5 One object of myv invention is to provide a combined hip andkidney protecting device whose component partsv are combined in such a manner that the kidney protecting portions of the device are capable of moving sufficiently relatively tothe hip protecting portions of the device, onran axis disposed substantially transversely of. the device, to permit free movement of the usersy body; and prevent the kidney. protecting portions from sticking into the users groin when the user bends forwardly or stoopsover.

Another object is to provide a protecting device for athletes that comprises two members or portions which are. pivotally con#V nected together by a thong or lacing in such a way that the knot in the thong will not form a protuberance or projection on the outer surface of the device. Y 'l To vthis end I have devised a combined hip 2.5 and kidney pad that comprisestwo substantially flexible hip pads, and two substantially y flexible kidney pads pivotally connected in- Vhip pads and arranged in overlapping relagovtionship with same, with the upper portions ofsaid kidney pads projecting above the top edges of the hip pads. The device` is intended to` be Worn under a jacket or other suitable garment, andmeans is provided forv strappingor holdingithe hip pads securely in position, on the .users-body.- Due to the fact that the kidney pads are pivotally attached intermediate their front and rear ends to the, y o hip pads, thefront end portions of said kid- Vney pads are capable of turning, oscillating or swinging downwardly, due to the thrust or .pressure exerted on same by the users body, for eXample,when the user bends forwardly orL stoops over, as is frequently necessary inthe game of foot ball. The hip pads Vand kidney pads may be of any preferred construction, and various types of connection may be used to join the kidney l l pads to the hippads. Preferably, said pads -are formed fromgpie'ces of 'heavy leather 1928. Serial No. 289,808. l

padded on their inner faces with felt or the like,'and thongs or lacings are usedvto attach the kidney pads to the hip pads, so as to'perrnit the kidney pads to have practically a universal movement. The manner in which FICE 'i WILLIAM A. ING-RAM, 0F JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, ASSIGNOR TORAWLINGS MANU--l said thongs or lacings are combined with thel parts which they join'together Vis novely and will be hereinafter. described.

. Figurey lv illustrates a combined hip and,`

kidneylpad constructed in accordance with my invention, arranged in operative position on the users body. l 'i V` Figure 2` is a perspective View of said combined hip and kidney pad. n c Figure 3 is a side elevational view,7looking at the inner side of one hip pad and the kidney pad with which it co-operates; and sectional view,-v

Figure 4' is an enlarged taken on the line 4.--4 ofk Figure 2. Y Referring to the drawings which illustrate the preferred form of my invention, A. desig-Y y nates the two hip'- pads of my improveddevice, whichmay be of any preferred construction and equipped with any suitable means.

for maintaining them inoperativev position on the'users body, said pads vbeing herein illustrated as being connected together at Y termediate theirfront and rear ends to said their real' ends by a piece of elastic 'webbing 1 that passes through afloop 2`on a spinev padV .3, and the front ends of said'hip pad being Vconnected together by a strap 4 on one pad that passes through abuckle. 5 carried bythe other-pad. vI prefer to form the hip pads AV of relatively thickV felt 'or other suitable ma-` terial, as shown in Figure 2. j Y Y The device also 'comprises two kidney pads .B that are pivotally connected'intermediate their frontand rear ends ,to the hip padsA ,and arranged in overlapping relationship with the same with the upper portions of said kidney pads projecting upwardly above vthe top edges of the hip pads sufliciently to afford adequate protection for ithe users kidneys. When the device is in use the kkidney pads B will turn,` rock or oscillate relatively to the Yhip pads A,-on an axis disposed or eizv tending substantially transversely of the device, thus accommodating the movements ot the users body and preventing said kidney pads from sticking into the userls'groin. T t is immaterial, so far as my broad idea isvconcerned,.hoW the'kidney pads B are constructed, or how they are 'combined with the hip pads, so long as they are connected intermediate their 'front and rear endsto the hip pads in rsuch a Way that they are capable oi moving ,relatively to same, as 1)reviously described, but preferk to construct the-kidney ads B from pieces of relatively heavy leatherfthat have pieces T of heavy Ytelt oi' other suitable padding material secured to the inner' faces of the portions or' said kidney pads which project upwardly above the'top edges of the hip pads. The lower portions of the kidney pads are arranged in overlapping relation with the hip pads so that the device as an entirety may be saidto consist of an articulated structure Whose component parts are combined somewhat similar tothe scales of a fish, whereby said component parts are capable or moving relatively to each other Y sufficiently to avoid binding or restricting the movements of the users body, or to produce discomiiture to the parts-of the. users anatomy Which are located adjacent to or inthe Zone of the protecting device. The shape of the kidney pads B may be variedwitliout departing rom'the spirit or my invention, butin theform of my invention herein illusy, trated the kidney pads are substantially oval'- shaped in outline and are provided at their Jfront ends with rec uced portions so that the bottom edges of the kidney pads will conform approximately to the outline of the bottom edges of the hip pads, as shown in Fig- `ure 2, the reduced front end portions or' the beyond tno kidney Vpads projecting slightly front end portions Vot, the hip pads. rlhe rear ends or the kidney pads B are joined together by a connectingdevice 8, which may consist of a piece of elastic webbing, but it is not necessary to join or connect the front ends of the kidney pads together, as the users jacket or other garment holds the front ends' of the kidney pads pressed inrvai'dlytagainst the users body. 'Vhen the device is arranged in operative position the end portions of the felt inner facing piece 7 of thekidney pads B are positioned above or in alignment With the top edges or the hip pads., Accordingly, I am able to iitilizesaid inner facing ieces 7 as stops on the kidney vpads that limit the turning or oscillating movement of the kidney pads relatively to the hip pads. 1

As shoW'n'in Figure 3, the bottom edge oi'r" the inner facing piece Tof each kidneypad is sloped upwardly in opposite directions romthe center or' the pad, so that the end portions of saic'lfacing piece 7 will be spacer far enough away from the top edge ot the hip padf to permit the kidney pad to have a rdisk-shaped piece oi' leather 9 that is arranged between the leather portion of said pad and the felt inner facing of saine over a hole l() in said leather portion, as shown' clearly in Figure 4;. The lacing C is doubled Vand* the tivo portions or said lacing project outwardly j through the" disk Sand hole l0 through a disk-shaped piece 1l of leather or other suitable materiall that is connected by stitches l2 to the inner side of the overlapping portion of the kidney pad, the knot being arranged on the outer side of the disk ll, thereby causing the kidney pad to be pivotally connected with the hip pad. In order that the knot Will not form a protuberance or projection on the outer race ot the dependingv portion of the kidney pad that laps over the hip pad, l provide the depending portion of the kidney pad With ahole 13 that virtually forms a pocket it'or the knot a of the lacing C, the bottom of said pocket .being 'formed by the disk ll through Which the lacing passes. ln Order to eliminate the possibility of the lacing @becoming ,tvvisted,the1 disk 9 previously referred to is mounted in the hip pad in such a Way that it is capable of turning or revolving in the pocket formed by the leather portion and felt portion of the hip pad. The disk ll, which is arranged on the inner tace of the depending portion oi" the kidney pad, also serves as a spacer'which holds the tivo pads B andl 'C spaced apart sufficiently to reduce iriction between the saine and permit the kidney' pad to rock or oscillate freely when it is subjected to pressure by the users body `in a direction tending to cause it. to turn on its pivot. just described makes it possible 'for the kidney pad to have'practically a universal movement relatively to the hin pad. Such connection is rugged enough to successfully prevent the kidney padri-oni being -torn away from the hip pad; it is inexpensive to manu-- hip pad A consists of a thong- A connection of the kindA iis invention isapplicable to various other kinds of athletic protecting devices, and therefore, I do not wish it to be understood that this feature is limited to use in a combined hip and kidney pad.

Having thusdescribed my invention, what I claim as new anddesire to secure by Letters Patent is: f

l. A protecting device'r for foot ball players, comprising hip' pads, and kidney 'pads arranged in overlapping relation with said hip pads yand pivotally connected intermediate their front and rear ends to said hip pads,

thereby producing an articulated structure in which the front end portions of the kidney pads are capable or,rocking,upwardly land i downwardly relatively to the hip pads.

i ers, provided with a' hip pad, a kidney pad v having a portion that laps overthe hip pad, anda thong or lacing for connecting said 2. A protectingdevice for foot ball players, comprising hip pads, means for retaining saidpads in operative position on the users body, kidney pads Varranged in overlapping relation with thehip pad with the upper portions of said kidney pads projecting up,-

`waidly above the topedges of the hip pads,

and pivotal connections between said kidney pads and hip pads, located intermediatethe top and bottom edges and the front and rear ends of the kidney pads.

3. A protecting device for foot ball players,

comprising hip pads, kidney pads arrangedv inoverlapping relation withsaid hip pads pivotallyconnected to said hip pads at points intermediate the' front and rear ends of said kidney pads, and means for joining the rear ends of said kidney pads together, the front ends of said kidney pads having no direct connection with each other.

4. A protecting device for foot ball playkidney pad to said hip pad, one of said lpads being provided with a part through which the .lacing passes and which is mounted in such a way that it is free to turn or rotate.

5. ,A protecting device for foot ball players, comprising a hip pad, a kidney pad having a portionthat laps over said hip pad, and a pivotal connection between said parts Vlocated intermediate the front and rear ends of the kidney pad and formed by thong or Vlacing provided with a knot, one of said pads being provided with a pocket in which said knot is housed. Y.

6. A protecting Adevice for foot ball players, provided with a hip pad, a kidney pad having a portion that overlaps the hip pad, a pivotal connection between'said parts, and a means interposed between the overlapping portions of said parts which tends to reduce frictionbetvveen said parts when the kidney pad moves relatively to the hip pad.

7 A protecting device for foot ball players, provided with a hip pad, a kidney pad are ranged in overlapping relation with said hip pad, a piece connected to the inner side of the overlapping portion of the kidney pad over Va hole in said portion lloc-ated intermediate 9. A protecting device for Vfoot ball players, comprising hip pads, kidney pads pivl lit-ally combined `with said hip pads, and fac ing piecesr on the innerl side of portions of the kidney pads that project upwardly above the top vedges of the hip pads, constructed so vas to serve as stops which restrict the turning or oscillating movement of the kidney'pads 4 relatively to the hip pads. 'l 10. In van athletic-protecting device, the

.combination of two members arranged in overlapping relation, a thong or lacing for joining said members together provided with a knot, and a pocket in the outer member that receives said knot and thus Yprevents said knot from forming a protuberance or proj ection on said outer'member.l

11. In an athletic protecting device, the

combination of two members yarranged in 'overlapping relation, the outer member having a hole in same, la part connected to the inner face of the outer member, arranged soA as toact` as a spacer between said members and also as a closure for a hole, and said thong or lacing passing through the inner member and through the said part on the outer member and provided with a knot that is housedwithin said hole.

12. In an athletic protecting device, the combination of two members arranged in overlapping relation, a part connected to the inner side of the top member over a hole in said member, a disk rotatably mounted in a ,pocket in the under member. anda thong or lacing passing through said disk and part inthe hole in the top member.

WILLIAM A. INGRAM.

i andprovided with a knot thatis positioned

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US2892193A (en) * 1956-03-28 1959-06-30 Theo J Sowle Combined hip and body harness
US3170163A (en) * 1962-05-15 1965-02-23 Hal D Mitchell Football uniform
US4761834A (en) * 1984-10-24 1988-08-09 Kolb Joseph J System for facilitating protection of an athlete's hip and pelvic area
US5545128A (en) * 1992-11-20 1996-08-13 Beth Israel Hospital Bone fracture prevention method
US5584072A (en) * 1995-08-09 1996-12-17 Bill H. Kim Hip protector
US6093468A (en) * 1997-03-14 2000-07-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Flexible lightweight protective pad with energy absorbing inserts
US6408446B1 (en) 2000-03-29 2002-06-25 Plum Enterprises, Inc. Protective garment for the hip area
US20090024065A1 (en) * 2007-07-20 2009-01-22 Palmi Einarsson Wearable device having feedback characteristics

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2892193A (en) * 1956-03-28 1959-06-30 Theo J Sowle Combined hip and body harness
US3170163A (en) * 1962-05-15 1965-02-23 Hal D Mitchell Football uniform
US4761834A (en) * 1984-10-24 1988-08-09 Kolb Joseph J System for facilitating protection of an athlete's hip and pelvic area
US5545128A (en) * 1992-11-20 1996-08-13 Beth Israel Hospital Bone fracture prevention method
US5599290A (en) * 1992-11-20 1997-02-04 Beth Israel Hospital Bone fracture prevention garment and method
US5584072A (en) * 1995-08-09 1996-12-17 Bill H. Kim Hip protector
US6093468A (en) * 1997-03-14 2000-07-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Flexible lightweight protective pad with energy absorbing inserts
US6408446B1 (en) 2000-03-29 2002-06-25 Plum Enterprises, Inc. Protective garment for the hip area
US20090024065A1 (en) * 2007-07-20 2009-01-22 Palmi Einarsson Wearable device having feedback characteristics
US8025632B2 (en) 2007-07-20 2011-09-27 össur hf. Wearable device having feedback characteristics
US8657772B2 (en) 2007-07-20 2014-02-25 össur hf. Wearable device having feedback characteristics
US9101323B2 (en) 2007-07-20 2015-08-11 össur hf. Wearable device having feedback characteristics

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