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They Invented What? (No. 233)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 16, 2013

U.S. Patent No. 4,833,729: Shark protector suit.

JW Note:  Hat tip to the “Creepy IP Series” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for bringing this one to our attention.

spikesuit

We claim:

1. A suit for protecting its wearer from attack by sharks comprising:

rubber suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s body;

closed helmet means including a face mask attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s head;

glove means attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s hands;

shoe means attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s feet;

elongated spike means for repelling sharks extending outwardly from the suit means and helmet means; and rigid plate means attached to an outer surface of the suit for protecting the wearer.

2. A suit of claim 1 further comprising flotation means for facilitating floating.

3. A suit of claim 2 wherein the flotation means comprises a layer of foamed material lining at least part of the suit means.

4. A suit of claim 1 wherein the helmet means further comprises vent means for facilitating breathing.

5. A suit of claim 1 further comprising fastener means for facilitating putting on and taking off the suit.

6. A suit of claim 1 further comprising attachment means for attaching to auxiliary flotation devices.

7. A suit of claim 1 further comprising tank means for providing oxygen, engaged with the suit.

8. A suit of claim 1 wherein the plate means is attached to a front chest portion of the suit.

9. A suit of claim 1 wherein the plate means is attached to inner side leg portions of the suit.

10. A suit of claim 1 wherein the plate means is attached to outer side body portions of the suit between the underarm and hip of the wearer.

11. A suit of claim 1 wherein the plate means is attached to inner side portions the shoe means.

12. A suit of claim 1 wherein the spike means extends outward from a plurality of the chest, back, leg, glove, shoe and helmet portions of the suit.

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  1. Dirk said, on October 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Also on the market as the “Anti-rapist-protection-suit” for women. Would that version be covered by patent claim 1?

    • Tami said, on August 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

      I think this is a good solution for women dealing with men taking too much space in public transportation


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