TODAY’S PATENT – CHAPS
The CHAPS was invented by Daniel ELLIOTT on 1st August 2013, bearing patent number US10028485A.
This present invention is related to chaps, such as riding chaps and, in particular, protective chaps intended to be worn by farriers and those conducting similar work, and frequently referred to as “aprons”, with improved support and/or comfort, particularly in the lumbar or sacroiliac region. The chaps have an integral belt region, extending around the front of a wearer. The belt region has extension pieces, at either end, for the attachment of a linking belt portion which is intended to pass around the back of the wearer and thus complete the belt. The linking belt portion bears an enlargement providing a lumbar support and/or a posture aid for the wearer. The attachment of the linking belt portion to the extension pieces can be accomplished by fitments which allow for quick release/engagement and/or adjustment of the belt as a whole. The work of a farrier dictates that long periods are often spent in uncomfortable positions and this invention aims to provide improved support and/or comfort, particularly for the lumbar or sacroiliac region of the wearer whilst engaged in such work.