TODAY’S PATENT – PROTECTIVE HANDPAD, AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME
Protective pads are used for various parts of the human body as protective knee pads, elbow pads, shin pads, hand pads, etc. These pads are typically used for protecting the body parts from any exterior blows or scrapes. The present invention is a “Protective handpad, and method of making same” (US4556992A), invented by Alvin C. Drury, patented by the USPTO on 10th December 1985.
The present invention relates to protective pads, particularly hand pads. These pads are connected to an elastic fabric to hold the pad in the desired position on the wearer’s body. Generally used in the game of football, these protective pads overlie on the back of the wearer’s hand, protecting that side of the hand from any serious injury while the wearer is playing the game. The prior art protective hand pads have been fabricated from a series of different component parts involving intensive labor utilization to manufacture and expensive for the consumers.
The main objective of this invention is to provide a novel method of making the same which uses only two basic component parts, thereby reducing the manufacturing time for the product, as well as any potential rejection of the manufactured products. Further, this improvement aims at providing the product at a reasonable price to the consumer.