Global Patent Index - EP 0986967 A1

EP 0986967 A1 2000-03-22 - Knee protector

Title (en)

Knee protector

Title (de)

Knieschützer

Title (fr)

Protège-genou

Publication

EP 0986967 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99116434 A

Priority

DE 29816494 U

Abstract (en)

The knee protector comprises a protective piece (30) which is placed over the knee and two strip-formed holding sections (10,20) which are located at the sides of the protective piece and are connected to it. The two holding sections secure the protective piece at the knee area. At the area of the protective piece an actuator (50) is arranged so that a force transmitting element is formed. The two holding sections may be provided with an arched core (100) so that the line of action (W-W) of the force transmitting element intersects the core at two opposing points (P1,P2).

Abstract (de)

Ein Knieschützer weist einen das Knie überdeckenden Schutzabschnitt und zwei mit diesem seitlich verbundenen laschenartigen Halteabschnitten zur Fixierung im Kniebereich auf. Erfindungsgemäss ist im Bereich des Schutzabschnittes ein mittels Betätigungselement (50) verstellbares Kraftübertragungselement zwischen den Halteabschnitten (10,20) angeordnet, mit dem eine Anpassung des Knieschützers an die Anatomie des jeweiligen Benutzers im Kniebereich vereinfacht wird. Insbesondere kann bei einer über die Dauer des Gebrauchs des Knieschützers materialbedingt nachlassenden Federkraft eine entsprechende Vergrösserung des Zuges des Kraftübertragungselementes eingestellt werden, so dass die einmal gewünschte Haltewirkung auch über längere Gebrauchsdauer erhalten bleibt. Als Kraftübertragungselemente können beispielsweise ein Zuganker (40) oder ein Zugdraht (46) verwendet werden. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A41D 13/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A41D 13/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A41D 13/065 (2013.01); A41D 13/0568 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

DE 29816494 U1 19981217; AT 229285 T 20021215; EP 0986967 A1 20000322; EP 0986967 B1 20021211

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