TODAY’S PATENT – BULLETPROOF PROTECTIVE PLATE ASSEMBLY
Bulletproof protective garments or armor are used by human beings to prevent a projectile from penetrating the body of an individual. In today’s patent, we will discuss about the invention by John M. Klein, “Bulletproof protective plate assembly” (US4316286A), which was patented by the USPTO, on 23rd February 1982.
The present invention relates to protective garments worn by an individual to absorb the impact and stop a projectile from penetrating the body of the wearer. These garments are fastened in a manner to fit around the body of the wearer and his upper torso. There are several prior art designs that use rigid plates arranged for flexing or hinging along one plane, thereby reducing the mobility of the wearer and failing to provide a close fit for a wide variety of different sized wearers.
The present garment is designed in such a way that it closely fits the protective plate assembly which in turn increases the mobility of the wearer as it becomes an integral part of the wearer’s body. This unique construction overcomes the problems of prior art bulletproof vests and armor.