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They Invented What? (No. 104)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on July 10, 2008

U.S. Pat. No. 5,926,857 Armor with rollers.

   

What is claimed is:

1. An armor with rollers enabling a user to move in all positions by rolling on a hard and smooth surface, while constantly varying his bearing points on the surface, the armor comprising:
          a pair of rigid gauntlets each extending from beyond the user’s hand to the user’s elbow and having a first roller at an end beyond the user’s hand and a second roller near the user’s elbow; and
          a pair of rigid leg pads each having a third roller near the user’s knee joint.

2. The armor with rollers according to claim 1, wherein each of the pair of rigid leg pads has a pair of third rollers near the user’s knee joint, the pair of third rollers having a common rotation axis, and each of the pair of gauntlets has a pair of second rollers near the user’s elbow, the pair of second rollers having a common rotation axis.

3. The armor with rollers according to claim 1, further comprising a jacket extending down to the user’s pelvis, a front of the jacket having at least three swivel-mounted fourth rollers.

4. The armor with rollers according to claim 3, wherein the jacket further comprises a dorsal part having at least three swivel-mounted fifth rollers.

5. The armor with rollers according to clam 3, wherein the fourth rollers are mounted on an abdominal frame and the fifth rollers are mounted on a dorsal frame, the abdominal frame and the dorsal frame being fitted to the jacket by means of flexible ties.

6. The armor with rollers according to claim 4, wherein the dorsal part of the jacket has fixed to a bottom part thereof two buttock support rollers.

7. The armor with rollers according to claim 3, wherein the jacket has at least two rails mounted to one of the front of the jacket and the dorsal part of the jacket.

8. An armor with rollers enabling a user to move in all positions by rolling on a hard and smooth surface, while constantly varying his bearing points on the ground, the armor comprising:
          a pair of rigid leg pads each having a first roller near the user’s knee joint;
          a pair of shoes fitted with roller skates; and
          a jacket extending down to the user’s pelvis, a front of the jacket having at least three swivel-mounted second rollers.

9. The armor with rollers according to claim 8, wherein the jacket further comprises a dorsal part having at least three swivel-mounted third rollers.

10. The armor with rollers according to claim 9, wherein the second rollers are mounted on an abdominal frame and the third rollers are mounted on a dorsal frame, the abdominal frame and the dorsal frame being fitted to the jacket by means of flexible ties.

11. The armor with rollers according to claim 9, wherein the dorsal part of the jacket has fixed to a bottom part thereof two buttock support rollers.

12. The armor with rollers according to claim 8, wherein the jacket has at least two rails mounted to one of the front of the jacket and the dorsal part of the jacket.

13. The armor with rollers according to claim 6, wherein the buttock support rollers have rotational axes that are fixed with relation to the bottom part of the dorsal part of the jacket.

14. The armor with rollers according to claim 11, wherein the buttock support rollers have rotational axes that are fixed with relation to the bottom part of the dorsal part of the jacket.

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