Global patent index - EP 0996849 A1

EP 0996849 A1 2000-05-03 - SPECIALLY SHAPED MULTILAYER ARMOUR

Title (en)

SPECIALLY SHAPED MULTILAYER ARMOUR

Title (de)

MEHRSCHICHT-PANZERWESTE MIT SPEZIALPASSFORM

Title (fr)

BLINDAGE MULTICOUCHE SPECIALEMENT FORME

Publication

EP 0996849 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98935629 A

Priority

  • US 9814471 W
  • US 89258497 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9904217A1] Armour, in particular body armour for female wearers is made of multiple layers (30) of penetration-resistant material for example made of polyaramid fibers, specially shaped to fit over a shaped area to be protected, e.g. the bust of a female wearer. The armour's shaped part is held in shape by a series of darts (37) in successive layers (30) of the material. Each dart in a material layer comprises a generally V-shaped section (35) whose edges (37) are joined to form the dart. The V-shaped section (35) of the material is folded on itself to form a pleat (40) which is folded over to one side of the dart (37) to form an added thickness overlaying or underlying an adjacent part of the material (30). The darts (37) are angularly offset from one another with the pleats (40) oriented in directions so that the added thickness is distributed substantially evenly, thereby avoiding bulges or stiffness and improving the wearing comfort.

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

F41H 1/02; A41D 31/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A41D 13/00 (2006.01); A41D 1/04 (2006.01); A41D 27/00 (2006.01); A41D 31/00 (2006.01); F41H 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F41H 1/02 (2013.01); A41D 31/0061 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9904217A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IT LU NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9904217 A1 19990128; AU 739781 B2 20011018; AU 8483098 A 19990210; BG 104078 A 20000731; BG 64571 B1 20050729; BR 9810708 A 20000905; CA 2289466 A1 19990128; CA 2289466 C 20060919; CN 1083100 C 20020417; CN 1264461 A 20000823; CZ 300595 B6 20090624; CZ 9904488 A3 20010516; EP 0996849 A1 20000503; HK 1028806 A1 20021220; HU 0003284 A2 20010228; HU 0003284 A3 20010928; HU 223628 B1 20041028; IL 133930 A 20040208; IL 133930 D0 20010430; JP 2001510878 A 20010807; JP 4511718 B2 20100728; KR 100571469 B1 20060417; PL 338220 A1 20001009; RU 2210718 C2 20030820; UA 64755 C2 20000815; ZA 9806242 B 20000114

INPADOC legal status

2003-04-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20021008

2002-07-10 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20020528

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991224

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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