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Title:
IMPACT PROTECTION AND SHOCK ABSORBING DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/053348
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
An impact protection device (10) includes a support surface (12), a first plurality of flexible spines (14) and a second plurality of flexible spines (24). Each of the first and second plurality of spines have a length defined from a base end to a distal end thereof, and each extends in a longitudinal direction upwardly from the support surface at an angle less than 90 degrees such that each an overhang over the support surface. Each of the second plurality of spines extends under the overhang created by a respective neighboring spine of the first plurality of flexible spines, whereby, upon sufficient compression of the first plurality of flexible spines in a downward direction toward the support surface, the first plurality of flexible spines contacts the second plurality of flexible spines and compressive forces and/or shear forces are absorbed thereby.

Inventors:
KENNEDY, Emily B. (2306, W. 17th StreetApartment 51, Cleveland Ohio, 44113, US)
FECHEYR-LIPPENS, Daphne C. (Fluweelstraat 18, 9000 Ghent, Ghent, BE)
HSIUNG, Bor-Kai (214N. Portage Path, Apartment 208Akron, Ohio, 44303, US)
PAIGE, Douglas J. (1422, W. Clifton BouvelardLakewood, Ohio, 44107, US)
SWIFT, Nathan B. (2306, W. 17th StreetApartment 41, Cleveland Ohio, 44113, US)
Application Number:
US2016/052760
Publication Date:
March 30, 2017
Filing Date:
September 21, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
THE UNIVERSITY, OF AKRON (302Buchtel Common, Akron, Ohio, 44325, US)
KENNEDY, Emily B. (2306, W. 17th StreetApartment 51, Cleveland Ohio, 44113, US)
FECHEYR-LIPPENS, Daphne C. (Fluweelstraat 18, 9000 Ghent, Ghent, BE)
HSIUNG, Bor-Kai (214N. Portage Path, Apartment 208Akron, Ohio, 44303, US)
PAIGE, Douglas J. (1422, W. Clifton BouvelardLakewood, Ohio, 44107, US)
SWIFT, Nathan B. (2306, W. 17th StreetApartment 41, Cleveland Ohio, 44113, US)
International Classes:
A42B3/06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEBER, Mark et al. (106First National Tower, Suite 400South Main Stree, Akron Ohio, 44308, US)
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