They Invented What? (No. 239)
U.S. Patent No. 4,151,613: Protective device for the buttocks and hips of a person for use in skateboarding.
JW Note: For all our readers who are also skateboarding enthusiasts!
What is claimed is:
1. A flexible, unitarily molded, protective device for wearing on and protecting the buttocks and hips of a person engaging in the sport of skateboarding comprising:
a. casing means having resilient means disposed therein and having a generally rectangular configuration adapted to be worn around a person’s midsection and comprising cutout sections in the upper portion providing upwardly extending arm members;
b. said arm members comprising slot means containing a belt member therethrough;
c. said rectangular casing means including a lower main body portion comprising tongue means and annular slot means at each side;
d. a pair of double stranded cord means secured to the lower central portion of said main body portion and to said annular slot means on each side of said lower body portion whereby said device is worn and secured around a person’s waist by securing said belt member to the person’s waist and securing each of said cord means around each of the person’s legs.
2. The device of claim 1 wherein said arm means and portions of said main body portion contain reinforcing means.
3. The device of claim 1 wherein said casing means comprises a molded plastic material and said resilient means are plastic foam means.
4. The device of claim 1 wherein said lower body portion comprises a central lower extending portion adapted to cover the tailbone of a person.