TODAY’S PATENT – ARTICULATED BODY ARMOR
The ARTICULATED BODY ARMOR was invented by George Henderson on the 3rd of September 1991, bearing patent number US5044011A.
This present invention generally relates to an articulated body armor arrangement constructed of panels of multi-layered energy absorbent material such as KEVLAR attached to an outer shell fabricated to fit the upper body and a separate lower body unit. The panel which surrounds the torso is unitarily fabricated with an overlapping opening. Each panel protects a non-hinged body part. Adjacent panels abut at hinged body joints to allow freedom of movement of the user. The resulting seam may be further protected by the application of an external shield.